The Democratic party platform, agenda, and priorities
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Liberals are people who oppose conservatism; that is, they are not bound by traditional values and beliefs and work toward the elimination of many of the moral standards that have been expected by civilized society for centuries.  Calling someone a liberal is usually disparaging, because liberalism is a system of beliefs with which most people disagree.  For that reason, liberal politicians do not refer to themselves as "liberal."

Liberals are sometimes called "progressive", but they appear to make progress in a direction that most people don't want to go.  In other words, liberals are out of step with America.

The Democratic Party platform contains a number of features that most people would find objectionable — in addition to the obvious.  Allow me to bring some of them to light.

Related topic:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal




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The 2020 Democratic Party Platform — Understanding the Opposition.  As a historical perspective, why not compare to the 1960 Democratic Party platform on which John Kennedy was elected President?  The 1960 platform celebrated the party of Jefferson, instead of the movement today to remove, deface, or destroy his national monument in Washington D.C. and rename hundreds, even thousands, of public schools.  It promoted a strong military and economy to defend against the Soviet Union and Red China, rather than replacing the superiority of American military and economic strength with ineffectual diplomacy.  It promised housing for everyone and the end of urban blight, as consequences of a strong economy, instead of government handouts and welfare.  It recognized God rather than claiming that government is the only hope.  It established the need for the end of pollution and the wise use of resources instead of the blind religion of environmentalism and climate change.  It blamed previous Republican administrations for not accomplishing what the Democrats claimed they could only achieve, but without hatred.  It understandably was political propaganda, but it was strikingly different than what the Democratic Party states they believe today.

The Philosophical Background of Our Anti-Social Democratic Party.  For almost two centuries, we have seen various attempts to overthrow the assumptions, beliefs, premises, and conclusions of Christian ethics, sometimes called Judeo-Christian ethics.  The Christian worldview and its underlying belief system have been challenged by transcendentalism, Marxism, Darwinism, pragmatism, Freudianism, and existentialism.  These anti-Christian schools of thought in turn have spawned subcategories of "answers" [sic] to the human dilemma — namely, what is the purpose of life and how shall I live in order to fulfill that purpose?  These subcategories advanced by that part of the political class known as Democrats include globalism (explicit and implicit rejection of Western civilization); embrace of non-binary sexuality (the nuclear family is an artificial construct); critical race theory calling for repudiation of "whiteness"; ecumenicalism in religion (i.e., we all worship the same god); and ownership of all means of production by the state (but the state is to be perceived as a global village — i.e., as an extended family, not as a people led by an elected government).  Let us now consider three of the above post-Christian philosophies and briefly view their application to the ideological program of the Mobocratic Party: [...]

A Blueprint for a Pacifist, Socialist Republic.  The Democratic Party is now committed to a far more radical socialist platform than has ever been remotely hinted at by a serious American national party.  This includes open borders, and effectively the full right of undocumented residents to the benefits of the American welfare and education systems as well as the right to vote.  They are also intent on the seizure of firearms in private hands.  All those without comprehensive health insurance will be offered a "platinum" federal government health plan covering all contingencies which will soon be "free" healthcare for up to 150 million people.  Minimum wages and taxes on anyone earning above the average income will be sharply increased.  Most of the liberalizations of business and corporate regulations enacted by the Trump regime will be reversed, and unionization of the workforce heavily favored.  The Democratic socialist caucus' Green New Deal will be enacted, banning as quickly as possible (or even more swiftly than that) fossil fuel production and use, the internal combustion engine on land and in the air, and discouraging the consumption of beef to spare the environment the challenge of bovine flatulence with which it has coexisted for all of known history.  More than $1 trillion of student loans gradually will be forgiven over 20 years, university education will be guaranteed to be available and free to all families with incomes below $150,000 a year, and private, chartered, separate, and home schooling will all be discouraged to promote the monopoly of the underperforming, heavily unionized state school systems.  Abortion, including the disposal of newly born children, will be available without cost to everyone.

Trump Derangement Syndrome:  A Misdiagnosis.  From the beginning of its "long march through the institutions," the Left has been playing the long game.  That hasn't changed.  Leftists are playing it today.  Why did they take over the media?  The universities?  Hollywood?  To get their hands on the key levers of propaganda.  Add to this the leftward tilt of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and we're looking at a virtual lockdown on the primary sources of information and public influence. [...] This is why the Democrats absolutely must keep their charades going full force.  This is strategy, not lunacy.  They are playing the long game.  They are constantly feeding their minions the narrative that Trump is an illegitimate and dangerous president, that he's tyrannical, racist, and xenophobic — that he's a crook who lies continually, etc.

Who's the Radical?  On Confidence and Common Sense.  I just heard a fellow on CNN say that Donald Trump has radicalized the Republicans.  Let's be clear on what is and isn't radical.  A well-patrolled border is not a radical policy.  An open border is a radical policy.  To believe in two genders is not radical.  To insert gender identity into Title IX is.  To praise Western Civilization as a legacy of political freedom and artistic genius is not a radical opinion.  To regard it as promotion of white supremacy is a radical opinion.  To love America as an exceptional creation is not radical.  To see America as founded on slavery and imperialism is radical.

How do you know you are no longer a Democrat?  You believe and respect the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The founding documents of the United States still matter and must not be set aside.  You believe the right to free speech applies to everyone, regardless of political party affiliation.  You believe in the sanctity of human life and abortion is murder.  You believe in the Second Amendment and the right to own guns.  You believe that the United States is a sovereign nation with recognized borders; which must be respected, guarded, and protected.  You know there are only two biological sexes.  Men pretending to be women and vice-versa is make-believe.  There is no such thing as being born in the wrong body.  You believe that men pretending to be women should not be allowed to use women's bathrooms, nor should men be allowed in women's dressing or locker rooms.

Open Borders Equals Abortion.  As of say, 1960, and even 1970, the Democrats were still a mainstream, patriotic political party.  They still defended traditional marriage.  And gun rights.  And property rights.  Even a mostly free economy.  The party still held enough socially conservative members that you could be a Democrat and a Christian.  I don't think that's possible today.  If you watched the Democratic presidential debate, you understand why.  Not one candidate proposed the slightest restriction on killing unborn kids for our sexual convenience.  And not one supports natural marriage.  Not one spoke up for our Second Amendment rights.  Each of them to one degree or another supports the poisonous, anti-Christian ideology of socialism.

Can California Be Saved, or Is It Too Late?  How did this state, once the envy of all others, become the pathetic, indebted loser state it is today?  The answer is simple, single-party Democratic rule. [...] They want to control how we all live our lives by pretending we are causing global warming, as if we mere humans are more powerful than the sun!  They seek to destroy capitalism, the one economic system that has elevated more people out of poverty and tyranny than any other in human history.  They have successfully indoctrinated two generations of malleable young people with the false notion that America is a racist nation, illegitimately founded by white men so it must be destroyed and rebuilt according to their monstrous, failed progressive policies.  They loathe our founding documents, our anthems, our families, our traditions.  They want to do to the nation what they've already done to California.  They must be stopped.

The Anatomy of a Self-Annihilating Political Party.  The Democrat Party has lost its mind. [...] There's a word that describes the Party's behavior:  nihilism: "a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless, a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially moral truths."  That definition fits the current Democrat Party.  The Party and the left place little or no value on tradition, the Constitution, the sanctity of life, borders, private property rights, voting-law enforcement, election outcomes, standards of behavior, or free speech.  These are all fundamentally different kinds of rules or systems of rules.  The left does not like rules (at least not for themselves).  If you do not like rules, you do not like order, and the alternative to order is chaos.  The Democrat Party is attempting to lead the country into chaos.

The Real Game Is To Distract You, Fool You, And Bring Communism.  Of course the media lies all the time.  They do it to inculcate stated Democrat goals of implementing world-wide socialism and control by any means necessary.  By any means at all. [...] Democrats seem to embrace as holy anything that undermines America, Americans, or the American Way.  They want America gone — in order to replace it with some imagined, socialist fantasy world.

The devil is using the Democratic Party to destroy America.  21 areas reveal Democratic Party positions:
  [#1]   Radical redistribution of wealth;
  [#2]   Aggressive climate change initiatives;
  [#3]   Complete takeover of health care by federal government plus inclusion of all illegal immigrants;
  [#4]   Open immigration policy with full acceptance of all children and relatives; no border walls, entrance requirements, E-verify or penalties for those refusing deportation; disregarding the rule of law and full support for "sanctuary cities"; neglecting national security and allowing George Soros funded anarchy to "crash" our immigration system;
  [#5]   Government control over corporate profits;
  [#6]   Progressive taxes on the upper middle class and above;
  [#7]   Legalization of recreational marijuana;
  [#8]   Implementation of comprehensive LGBTQ agenda — including indoctrination of children in schools, transgender initiatives, gender reassignment surgery and removal of any "sexual discrimination" in the workplace and schools, disregarding conscience objections;
  [#9]   Taxpayer-financed abortion-on-demand until birth with full-funding of Planned Parenthood;
  [#10]   Major defense spending cuts with money redistributed to entitlements;
  [#11]   Comprehensive gun control;
  [#12]   Liberal, not originalist, judges on the Supreme Court and federal courts;
  [#13]   Alignment and support for radical feminist agenda and marches;
  [#14]   Increased censorship of "hateful" conservative thought on social media;
  [#15]   Liberalized voting standards to include fraudulent practices and everyone the party deems as "disenfranchised";
  [#16]   Partnership with Palestinians;
  [#17]   Alignment with United Nations and European Union transnationalism initiatives promoting "One World" globalism, rather than nationalism with international cooperation;
  [#18]   Euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide;
  [#19]   Taxpayer-funded child-care and college tuition;
  [#20]   Elimination of the Electoral College; and
  [#21]   Re-establishing the Iranian "nuclear deal" alongside increased protection for Islamic "rights" in America and abroad at the expense of Israel's safety.

What a Socialist Really Wants.  Socialists are passionately concerned with making sure the right people have the power — that is, themselves.  Democracy, on the other hand, is all about distributing power and making sure the worst people don't get it.  How do we know they are the worst people?  Because they are obsessed with grabbing power and using it to stifle other people, an arrangement they call socialism or communism.

From Russian Bolsheviks to American Socialists.  In December 1991, the world watched in amazement and trepidation as the communist empire spectacularly collapsed.  The jubilation proved to be premature.  Marxism adapted to a new reality and, in one of the most dramatic reversals of history, comfortably relocated to the United States, where it acquired a new life and malignancy within the Democratic Party.  In 2008 this ferment culminated in the election of Barack Obama who by 2016 had successfully transformed the Democratic Party into the de facto Social Democratic Party. [...] As the aspirations of the Bolshevik Revolution were being reincarnated in Vermont and exported to New York and California, the country inured to the world of unsustainable populist demands.  The barrier separating utopia and reason is crumbling; growing embrace of free education, free health care, and a guaranteed minimum income by young people is an obvious indication of the rise of the socialist movement.

Socialism Violates the Ten Commandments.  The very first commandment states, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."  Right there, socialism violates the very first commandment.  Socialism is essentially atheistic.  After all, Karl Marx did say, "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.  It is the opium of the people."  In a socialist system, the worship of God is replaced with the worship of government.  The state basically becomes God.  We look to the state to give us our rights, our freedoms, our livelihood, our wages, our jobs, our meals, our education, and our healthcare — that is, if there's any of it to go around once the government takes over!  There is no appealing to a higher authority because the state is the final authority.  But as Christians, we don't serve the government, we serve God.  God is our Heavenly Father and our ultimate authority.  Our inalienable rights come from him and the state should conform to His natural law.


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Wreck It, then Build It Back Better.  The steady stream of changes in America without precedent or sensible justification are too much like deliberate attempts to dismantle America for no legitimate reason except to pull it off its foundation and harm it.  It's a pattern that points to the "enemies within" for which oaths of office and military service include in their declarations of fealty — the domestic enemies of America that hide in the shadows and are collectively known as the Deep State.  The results of their manipulations to dismantle America have never escaped the attention of alert Americans and the fact that America has gotten worse, not better, over the past century confirms the suspicion of deliberate malfeasance by dishonest members of government and the many duped or bought to carry out the so-called "conspiracy theory" regarding the destruction of freedom, morality, civility, and general smarts that Americans have enjoyed since the American Revolution and the founding of this creative and vibrant nation, at a countless cost in sacrifice and treasure.

The Biden-Buttigieg Pitch:  It's All Free!  Many Americans are concerned about the Democrats' orgy of spending, fearing particularly that pumping so much extra money into the economy will feed the inflation that has become the public's greatest economic concern of the moment.  So Biden came up with an argument that essentially said no one should worry because it will all be free.  "My Build Back Better agenda costs zero dollars," the president tweeted on Sept. 25.  White House chief of staff Ron Klain said, "The net cost of Build Back Better is zero." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added, "The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero."  It was all preposterous, of course.  Two trillion dollars does not just appear out of nowhere.

The Twin Pillars of Biden's Failure.  Everything has gone so terribly wrong for the Biden Administration, and in the ways that were widely predicted, that it is hard to believe Joe Biden could be perceived as a successful or at least potentially successful president if only he had avoided being such a tool of the Democratic extreme Left.  On the afternoon of his inauguration, he killed the Keystone XL Pipeline and curtailed fracking and offshore oil and gas exploration, and ordered the end of construction of the southern border wall.  The consequences have been over 200,000 illegal migrants entering the United States across the southern border most months and the rise in the price of gasoline from approximately $2 a gallon to $5 a gallon across the country.

All 81 million of them — living or dead.
Biden voters owe the country an apology.  President Joe Biden's African travel ban went into effect Monday.  Biden's actions here directly contradict what he said when former President Donald Trump instituted similar travel bans to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  In fact, they lay bare an underlying insincerity about Biden's entire handling of the pandemic.  When Trump did this exact same thing, Biden stoked the flames of racial hatred to get elected.  Now, nearly a full year into his first term, Biden is the dog that caught the car.  He duped 81 million people into voting for him, and he has no clue what he is doing.  Biden voters owe the country an apology.  They are responsible for our mess — and every bit the mess that the approval ratings suggest it is.  From foreign policy to immigration to crime to inflation to gas prices, there is absolutely nothing going better right now than on Jan. 19, 2020.

Joe Biden's 'cure' is what ails us.  In the beginning, Build Back Better wasn't just the most expensive piece of legislation ever.  The multitrillion-dollar price tag was a bargain because the bill would totally transform America, President Biden claimed.  Whatever the problem, from jobs to climate change to child care, BBB was the solution.  Then came inflation, with the White House hiding behind the fictions that rising costs were overstated and transitory.  When the price of everyday consumer items jumped, a slimmed-down Build Back Better was drafted for a new assignment:  Suddenly it was the cure for inflation, the president insisted.  Comes now a new COVID variant that is shaking health officials and global markets.  How long until the White House claims BBB is key to surviving a new round of social and economic disruptions?  The ever-shifting rationale and price tag behind Biden's signature legislation is an apt metaphor for the confusing incoherence of his presidency.

Romanian immigrant to Americans who favor communism: 'If you don't learn from history, nothing will save you'.  A Romanian immigrant who moved to the United States in pursuit of a better life said Americans favoring communism need to learn from history or "nothing will save you."  "I'm not saying that every system in the world is perfect, but to be in favor of communism, considering history and everything that has been documented throughout the years, it's sad.  It's really sad," Bogdan Laurentiu told Fox News.  Laurentiu, 34, moved from Romania, which was previously occupied by the Soviet Union, to the U.S. with a friend in 2010, leaving his entire family behind.  He works in retail management, lives in the Northeast and says he has "no regrets to this day."

Destroying Democracy by 'Saving Democracy'.  Following the September 11 Attacks, it was common to hear liberals and Democrats bemoan the erasure of civil liberties by the federal government as the War on Terror ratcheted up.  The CIA, FBI, and other apparatuses of the security-surveillance state were assailed for their abuses of Constitutional civil liberties.  Now, however, these same people — sans a few — are mostly quiet.  In fact, they're not merely quiet anymore, many openly endorse letting loose the hounds of the security state on fellow Americans whom they deem their enemies. [...] They claim to be "saving democracy."  They claim to support "multiculturalism."  They claim to defend "diverse opinions." Except they don't.  They only democracy they care about is their propagandistic democracy; by forcing the majority of Americans to comply with their views they claim the democratic spirit lives on.

Democrats know Build Back Better represents a crowning achievement worth 2022 sacrifice.  Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better (BBB) legislation is making its journey from the House, where it was approved on a strict party line vote, and is heading to the Senate where we will once again place the fate of the nation in the hands of Mitch McConnell, Joe Manchin, and Kyrsten Sinema.  This terrifying prospect caused me to ask myself this question:  Why would Democrats be willing to almost certainly surrender control of the House of the Representatives in the 2022 midterms simply to pass a single piece of legislation? [...] The Build Back Better legislation is so radical, and so sinister, that Democrats believe if they can get it signed into law the country will be theirs for a very long time regardless of elections.  Polling on the BBB plan shows the typical American is not really paying much attention.

The Democrats Are a Communist Party Now.  Saule Omarova, who attended Moscow State University on the Lenin Academic Scholarship, compared America unfavorably to the USSR, and called for nationalizing finance isn't Biden's first Communist nominee.  Omarova is only Biden's first openly Communist nominee.  Biden's pick for comptroller of the currency has been taken to task for her calls to "end banking as we know it", bankrupt oil and gas companies, and seize control of the entire economy.  Those used to be Communist articles of faith.  Now they're Democrat "solutions."  Democrats are no longer just socialists.  They not only want to nationalize every industry, but there's no area of our lives that they believe the government should not be able to control.  They don't just want to nationalize healthcare, energy, and the banks, but culture and speech.  Omarova isn't saying anything that her new party hasn't already advocated.  Biden's whole Build Back Better program is just another interim step in nationalizing the economy.

Democrats Make a Desperate, Insulting Shift in Last Ditch Effort to Sell Joe Biden's Agenda.  Nancy Pelosi forced the "Build Back Better" bill through the House last week, but it is essentially dead on arrival in the Senate.  That didn't stop Democrats from celebrating as if they'd just liberated Europe, but I digress.  The problem for the White House remains.  How do they get their massive spending bill through moderate holdouts like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema?  And on the other side, you have Bernie Sanders, who is expressing disapproval of Pelosi's inclusion of a massive tax cut for the wealthy (that just so happens to benefit residents in California, New York, and New Jersey the most).  Well, Democrats think they have a plan, and it's coming via a desperate, insulting shift in messaging.  They really think most Americans are stupid.  Will they be proven right?

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The single biggest provision in [the] Biden bill in [the] first half-decade is [a] tax cut for [the] wealthy.  The most expensive item over the first half-decade of President Joe Biden's climate and social spending legislation is a tax cut for the wealthy.  The Democratic Build Back Better Act, which passed the House on Friday morning, raises the current $10,000 cap on federal tax deductions for state and local taxes to $80,000, a move that leads to a significant tax cut for high earners in states with high taxes.  The provision dwarfs many of the other priorities in the legislation and was included under pressure from a vocal contingent of Democrats from high-tax blue states.  The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said that increasing the SALT cap to $80,000 through 2025 would end up costing the federal government $275 billion in revenue — an amount that is $5 billion more than the next costliest provision in the Build Back Better Act.

Bernie Sanders gets his $5T bill.  Does Joe Biden actually want to crush low-income Americans with high inflation?  You have to wonder.  Since Biden took office, it seems his every decision has tilted toward driving prices higher.  The White House has gone out of its way to squash U.S. oil and gas production, helping to raise the cost of gasoline and home heating oil.  They have spewed ever more generous benefits, partly through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, worsening a critical labor shortage.  The difficulty hiring workers has in turn boosted wages and raised the cost of nearly everything.

Net-Zero Policies:  Taking From the Poor and Giving to the Rich.  It is too often overlooked in all the discussions about the "transition" to a net-zero emissions economy that the most consequential transition is that from democratic capitalism to feudal serfdom.  This is the conclusion of American demographer and "blue-collar Democrat" Joel Kotkin, who has highlighted that the supposedly well-intentioned green policies being adopted across the West come at enormous expense to the working- and middle-classes.  As Kotkin wrote in 'Spiked' earlier this year, "extreme climate measures have driven the loss of traditional blue-collar jobs in manufacturing, construction and energy, while other environmental regulations have boosted housing prices."  Kotkin's thesis is that the West is on the road to serfdom.  Rather than maintaining our capitalist societies where a large, asset-owning middle-class underpin a stable democratic system, we are becoming stratified feudal societies.

The CBO Just Swept the Leg of Joe Biden's 'Build Back Better' Boondoggle.  While Nancy Pelosi hopes to pass the so-called "Build Back Better" bill tonight in the House, some bad news came down the line from the CBO.  Previous commitments were made by some "moderate" Democrats to vote for the bill only if the budget score came back deficit-neutral.  But the preliminary numbers are out, and it looks like the CBO has completely debunked the White House's "it costs zero dollars" talking point.  At first, Democrats were cheering on social media after seeing the following post from the CBO.  [Tweet]  That excitement came from a misreading of how the CBO is scoring this bill.  Instead of giving one, succinct number, the CBO is taking it piece by piece.  That was set up purposely by Democrats in hopes of muddying the waters.

Yes, Democrats, Let's Just Give Our Oil Reserves Away.  The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, created following the oil crisis of the 1970s, exists to supply Americans during a war or other emergency.  Democrats are now calling for oil to be released from the reserve to help reduce high gas prices that they themselves have created.  This is not an emergency unless you believe that the loss of Democrat seats in the 2022 midterm election constitutes an emergency.  The Strategic Petroleum Reserve currently holds 638 million barrels, approximately 1,000 days of net petroleum imports — but far, far less (only 32 days worth) of total domestic demand of 20 million barrels per day.  At the maximum draw-down capacity of 4.4 million barrels per day, the SPR would last only 145 days. [...] It is irresponsible to remove any amount from the SPR except in times of true emergency, but the little that could be removed would not be enough to affect global oil prices and therefore would not significantly reduce gas prices in this country or anywhere else.

5 reasons why Kamala Harris' presidential dreams probably won't come true.  [#5] America and Kamala Harris will continue to suffer from bad policy decisions in the next 3 years. [...] There are good reasons for those low ratings, including the worsening state of the economy, the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan in August, the out-of-control border crisis, COVID policy dissatisfaction and policies mandated by the heavy hand of an out-of-control federal government.  The problem for the Harris is that there is no end in sight to those policies.  Yes, Afghanistan is fading from view but the poor state of the economy will not.  Rather than deal with inflation, which is getting out of hand, Democrats are pushing another spending bill (which Harris supports) that will only make things worse.  And, rather than working to fix our supply chain problems, the harmful effects green energy regulations and COVID mandates imposed by the Biden administration are only making things worse.

Progressive Democrats test-drive new hardball tactics.  Progressive Democrats have never been shy about fighting for what they want.  But their aggressive tactics in the recent fight over a massive social safety-net package surprised many in their own party, raising questions about whether the tougher stance was an anomaly or a sign of battles to come.  Emboldened by Democrats' narrow control of the House and Senate, the 95-member Congressional Progressive Caucus for nearly two months delayed passage of a bipartisan $1-trillion infrastructure bill — not because they opposed it, but to use as leverage in negotiations with moderates over a separate, larger spending package to address healthcare, childcare and climate change.  In the process, they repeatedly stalled President Biden's legislative agenda and defied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), who wanted to see the infrastructure bill pass in September.

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It isn't necessary to spend a trillion dollars "to address healthcare, childcare and climate change."  Providing health care and child care is not the proper role of the federal government.  It isn't necessary to spend a nickel on climate change, because it's impossible to stop the climate from changing, and it's changing so gradually and harmlessly that it is an important issue to almost no one. [#2] When the lying baby-killing Democrats speak of a "social safety-net package," they're talking about paying people who are too lazy to work, and rewarding (some of the same) people just for sneaking into this country illegally.  The churches are supposed to be the "safety net," not the government.  [#3] The Democrats are pushing numerous platform components, including support for Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, recreational marijuana, homosexual propaganda in the public schools, gun control, solar panels, electric cars, windmills, five-dollar gasoline, mass-transit systems (which — at least in Dallas — are running without any passengers, all over town), and many other programs for which nobody is clamoring.  In the absence of hefty subsidies and government mandates, nobody wants an electric car, or solar panels all over the house, or gasoline that has been diluted by ethanol.  The Democrats want to spend a trillion dollars on all this stuff, because a handful of lobbyists (with deep pockets) want these things implemented.

Texas Legislator Switches From Democrat to Republican Because Democrats are Pro-Abortion.  Another lawmaker has left the Democrat Party because of its radical pro-abortion stance.  On Monday [11/15/2021], Texas state Rep. Ryan Guillen, who represents a South Texas district, said he decided to become a Republican because he believes in "protecting the lives of the unborn."  "Throughout my entire career, creating a prosperous business climate, defending the second amendment and protecting the lives of the unborn are the cornerstones of how I have represented my district," Guillen said in a statement.  Like many Texans, Guillen said he has grown increasingly concerned about the "disastrous consequences" of Democrat Party leaders' actions on abortion, the border, business, law enforcement and other matters.

Texas Dem switches to Republican Party over defunding the police, 'chaos' on the border.  A Texas Democrat switched his affiliation to the Republican Party over the party's left-leaning embrace of defunding the police policies and "chaos" on the southern border.  State Rep. Ryan Guillen announced in a Monday press conference that he would seek reelection to his south Texas seat as a Republican, saying the Democratic Party's far-left values are no longer in line with his own.  Specifically, Guillen cited his now-former party's backing of defunding the police and the compounding crisis at the southern border under President Biden.

Texas House is a little redder today:  South Texas Democrat jumps to Republican Party.  Texas State Rep.Ryan Guillen switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party on Monday.  He is up for re-election in 2022 and will be running as a Republican.  What makes Guillen's party switch particularly good news is that he is a Democrat from South Texas.  Joe Biden underperformed in traditionally Democrat South Texas.  Guillen represents Texas House District 31, which is firmly anchored in the Rio Grande Valley.  A change is beginning in the RGV as some Democrats are realizing that their party no longer represents them or their constituents.  Guillen said it is the actions of the party that made him switch — the defund the police movement, the Biden border crisis, and Biden's goal to destroy the oil and gas industry all played a factor in his decision.

Why Biden's Infrastructure Bill Will Likely Only Worsen Supply Chain Crisis.  The core of the supply chain crisis is a lack of capacity at ports and among truckers, and a historic shortage of workers, now at 10.4 million unfilled jobs nationwide.  Together, these shortages drive inflation, empty shelves of even basic goods, and shutter factories that can't get the parts and inputs they need.  Rather than fixing this crisis, this bill instead uses it as an excuse to push a gigantic handout for special interests, radical left-wing activists, and unions.  As a result, the money won't be going where supply chains need it, but rather to irrelevant make-work projects that please activists and unions, such as subsidies for electric cars that have nothing to do with supply chains; to plowing hundreds of billions of dollars into tearing down and rebuilding Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's "racist" highways; to building trains to nowhere; and to bailing out failed urban transit.

Biden Signs $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into Law.  President Biden signed the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law at a ceremony on the White House lawn on Monday.  "This law is a blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America," Biden said in a speech prior to the signing. [...] The legislation allocates $550 billion in new spending over five years towards building and repairing roads, bridges, airports, and railways, as well as funds for electric vehicles and charging stations.  The bill also renews existing spending on transportation projects.

Low and Slow Joe.  Joe Biden's balance sheet coming into office was highly leveraged.  With only average charisma and without a notable record, the former VP, in order to obtain what he needed against Donald Trump, issued Green energy and social policy notes to the left that were not merely difficult but practically impossible to redeem.  When these nonproductive policies not only failed to pay off but created new liabilities (like the border crisis), Joe found moderate and conservative sources of support evaporating, forcing him to issue more promises on even more onerous terms to the only political lender remaining, the progressive left.  What we are watching is an administration getting deeper into hock just to keep aloft.  It needs energy desperately, but from where?  Although Biden was probably aware that his partnership with the progressives would eventually run things down, he underestimated the rate at which his foreign policy would fail and 'renewable' energy would underperform, and how deep the damage to the supply chain caused by COVID-19 restrictions would be.

Surprise! Biden's Spending Bills Will Not 'Cost Zero Dollars'.  President Joe Biden's administration is facing a daunting reality check after claiming for months that their spending agenda will "cost zero dollars," with the head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) saying the White House drastically overestimated the revenue the IRS could gain by cracking down on tax loopholes.  Biden and numerous other senior Democrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill have repeatedly insisted that their $1.85 trillion social spending package will add nothing to the national debt.  They argued the package included enough pay-fors to offset the spending programs.  CBO chief Phillip Swagel brought that claim down on Monday, however, saying that the tax loophole crackdown in the bill would only garner $120 billion, a far cry from the White House's projected $400 billion, according to The New York Times.

Critics say Biden's local media tax breaks [are a] part of [the] goal to turn outlets into 'versions of leftist NPR or PBS'.  A major tax break for local media outlets tucked away in Biden's massive $1.85 trillion infrastructure bill has the potential to basically turn them into leftist propaganda purveyors for the Democratic Party, according to critics.  Dan Gainor, who is the vice president for Free Speech America and Business at the Media Research Center, told Fox Business in an interview the plan is "insanity" and called for strong opposition to it.  "This is insanity.  I understand why some on the right support this.  The decline of local journalism can hurt communities.  But putting it on the federal payroll will only make it worse.  Don't expect reporters to criticize politicians who fund them.  And do expect them to write stories that please those politicians," Gainor said.  "The left has made it clear their goal is to turn local journalism into versions of leftist NPR or PBS.  That must be opposed," he noted.

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Lots of taxpayers are opposed to federal subsidies for PBS and NPR, (and windmills, and electric cars) yet the Congress never tampers with those subsidies.  Similarly, lots of voters are irritated every time we change from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time, or vice versa, yet the Congress never addressed the matter.  A tiny handful of lobbyists demanded that the government require ethanol in our gasoline.  Ordinary drivers never asked for any such thing.  Members of Congress ostensibly represent us, but the only time they even pretend to listen is when they're running for re-election.

The giant climate energy ruse.  How can you tell when all your freedoms are under assault?  When Biden goes after your energy — all of it.  And what easier way to mask an energy grab than to tuck it under the solemn shroud of climate?  "Climate change," a vacuous term mindlessly embraced by equally mindless leaders, is an easy sell.  Openly throttling the energy essential to the mindful masses is a heavier lift.  So, under the veil of public virtue, petroleum is spirited off the power menu, swapped out for green notions barely amounting to a diet salad.  Energy is so deeply imbedded into society that it is largely taken for granted — that is, until we're all mugged by rising fuel costs as well as inflated prices for everything manufactured or delivered by energy — which amounts to everything. [...] On a human scale, and within our lifetimes, the global spread of energy has levitated a billion people worldwide out of poverty.  They won't be happy with a round trip.

Biden's 'Build Back Better Act' Gives $800M in Cash Payments to Illegal Aliens Released into U.S..  President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better Act," a filibuster-proof $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation package, would give $800 million worth of cash payments to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who were recently released into the United States interior, a new analysis states.  As Breitbart News previously reported, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analyzed the cost to American taxpayers if Biden's expanded Child Tax Credit for illegal aliens was extended for at least another year as part of the reconciliation package.

The Left's Bungled Revolution.  How could the Left hope to maintain the support of the mass of Americans once its actual goals and methods became evident?  In the past, leftists made a serious effort to shield their true agenda from scrutiny using a wide range of methods — wrapping itself in a veil of "compassion," claiming that all opposition arose from throwback "right-wingers," and using the most ignorant and ill-informed members of the public (teenagers and suburban matrons) to spearhead its public-influence campaigns.  Overall control of the media rendered this strategy workable.  But as of 2021, that appears to have gone by the board.  Instead of hiding their goals or even sugar-coating them, the left is shouting them through bullhorns:  you're not going to get Christmas.  Get the jab or starve.  We're turning your kids over to the tender mercies of sexual deviants.  Get ready for the Jihadi terrorists coming to your neighborhood. [...] From here on in, the American Left will be, in all its manifestations, the party of CRT, of COVID tyranny, of transexual rape, of economic chaos, of censorship and oppression.

Let's think about why Biden nominated a Marxist to the Treasury Department.  Normally, you would think receiving your postgraduate education at the University of Moscow (in the USSR) and writing your doctoral dissertation on the advantages of Marxism over free economy capitalism might be a disqualifier for this all-powerful position.  But not in the Biden administration. [...] Twelve years ago, Barack Obama opened his presidency by touring the world to apologize for how horrible a country the United States was.  We all remember the video highlights of Obama's "Great Apology Tour" as he bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia.  In looking at Omarova's nomination and everything else this administration has done, from the border, to Kabul, to the supported terrorists[,] including Iranians, receiving de facto permission to build their atomic bomb, I believe we are forced into one inescapable conclusion:  The Biden/Harris administration's actions are not the result of ineptitude.  They are a carefully thought out, well-planned, and almost flawlessly executed plan to ensure the destruction of the United States as we know her.  It is being viciously implemented by Obama acolytes such as Susan Rice and hundreds of others who are the people really running our country under the Biden administration.

One of AOC's Worst Green New Deal Ideas is Included in Biden's 'Build Back Better' Plan.  The fate of President Biden's multi-trillion-dollar social spending agenda, the "Build Back Better" plan, has consumed the political conversation in recent weeks.  Amid all the furious attempts at reading political tea leaves, a curious fact has flown under the radar:  The latest iteration of Biden's plan includes one of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's worst ideas.  "Happy to announce creation of a U.S. Civilian Climate Corps is now in the Build Back Better Act," the far-left congresswoman recently tweeted.  Referencing the public works "job creation" scheme first proposed as part of the Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez claimed the initiative will create 300,000 jobs while combating the "climate crisis" and "environmental injustice."

Must-see Tucker Carlson video about the cause of America's woes.  Biden is aware that he's failing, but rather than step away from the White House, he meekly does whatever his handlers tell him to do.  That's where security lies.  Unfortunately, his handlers are unchained ideologues.  A good government tries to benefit its people and ensure the greatest prosperity and happiness for the greatest number.  A government filled with ideologues is so focused on its utopian visions that it is willing to destroy the people to "save" them.  That's why, for example, that despite polls showing that over two thirds of Americans oppose reparations for illegal aliens, Biden's government is going forward with the plan.  For the ideologues, taking massive sums of money from struggling Americans to give to people who illegally entered our country is a means to achieve permanent Democrat political power and all the wonders it will bring.

Transportation Secretary — Forget Gas Prices and Supply Chain Chaos, Bridges and Roads are Racist.  Last week in an event to promote 'environmental justice', Kamala Harris emphasized the priorities of the Biden administration when she held an event to highlight how trees are racist.  This week Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wanted to promote 'construction and logistic equity' while emphasizing the priorities of the Biden administration, so Buttigieg declared that roads and bridges are racist.  [Video clip]

What Does Election 2021 Tell Us about 2022?  It's probably a given that Republicans will retake the House of Representatives next year.  Speaker Antoinette has told Americans to eat cake about five too many times.  She almost lost the House in 2020, a year in which Biden allegedly got more votes than any candidate in U.S. history.  Now she's doubled down, has unleashed the radicals, and wants to add another $5 trillion to our debt.  She's done, and she knows it.  Though it will be harder, it's possible that the Republicans could even pick up the Senate next year.  If they do, the Republicans will spend the next couple of years crafting legislation that will never pass.  No matter what they do legislatively, either Biden will veto it or the RINOs will sabotage it.

The Kamikaze Party.  The Democratic leadership [...] refuses to face reality or pursue policies that address the genuine problems facing the country.  The morning after their Election Day drubbing, the Democratic leadership of the Senate tried to bring a radical federal takeover of the nation's election system to the floor, a maneuver that was promptly defeated.  Next, the Biden administration confirmed that it is indeed planning to pay huge cash settlements to illegal immigrants, and released a vaccine mandate that has already been blocked by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The week ended late Friday night, when the House passed a $1.2 trillion pork-packed "infrastructure" bill that will add at least $250 billion to the federal deficit.

Americans Struggle as President Biden Favors Unions During Supply-Chain Breakdown.  ome in the Biden Administration have used the supply-chain crisis as a talking point to encourage passage of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better (BBB) plan.  According to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the supply-chain crisis "is one more reason why we do need to deliver this infrastructure package, so that we can have a more resilient, flexible physical infrastructure to support our supply chain in this country."  This claim is, at a minimum, disingenuous.  While the BBB plan is touted as investing $17 billion in port infrastructure, the funding is centered on the Administration's climate-change initiative and targets reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gases.  Not only is there no funding for the implementation of productivity enhancements, bowing to union pressure, the plan also expressly prohibits the use of these funds for the purchase of fully automated cargo-handling equipment that is desperately needed to boost port efficiency.  Reduction of air pollution is a good thing, but these proposed air-quality improvements will not alleviate the nation's supply-chain issues.

One Minute Before Midnight.  No one gets to tell you what your job is worth.  No one gets to tell you what you must allow into your body.  No one gets to tell you that you have no right to interfere with what they wish to "teach" your kids.  Period.  The Founders would alternately laugh and cry at this madness.  No one should be allowed to abridge your right to free speech, to defend yourself, or to believe and worship as you wish, and your conscience dictates.  No faceless, unelected bureaucrat should be allowed to essentially make laws that seriously impact your life.  And no one in power should be able to ignore, overturn or otherwise negate your vote.  (Those who preposterously pretend that there was absolutely no malfeasance in the 2020 presidential election are either complicit, ignorant, hiding behind a wall of deception, or insane.)

It Takes More Than an Inauguration to be President.  You've got to give them credit, they had a plan going into the 2020 election:
  •   Demonize Trump
  •   Steal an election
  •   Get their chosen useful idiot inaugurated
  •   Fundamentally change the country with radical legislation
And in so doing, usher in a thousand years of Democrat political dominance. [...] The plan was working pretty well until it got to the "fundamentally change America" part.  Once in office, Joey from Scranton promised to pack the courts, nationalize elections, nuke the filibuster, and spend about 5 trillion bucks on leftist lunatic causes.  We're 10 months into his first term now.  Look at what President "Experience and Competency" has accomplished — nothing, zilch, zip.  In fact, now we have the spectacle of the Dems mobilizing for an all-out civil war in their own party.  The moderates are fighting with the radicals, and the radicals are behaving like the spoiled children they've always been.  The radicals are even encouraging their followers to video the moderates in public bathrooms as part of the vote whipping process.  Bernie Sanders (D, Socialist) has declared that if he can't have everything on his Christmas wish list, he doesn't want anything.  And he may just get his wish — the latter one that is.

What's in Democrats' $1.75 Trillion Spending Bill.  Congressional Democrats have released a third version of their big government socialist Build Back Better Act.  Compared to the previous draft, the newest version adds another 450 pages, resulting in a 2,135-page plan for a reckless tax and spending spree.  We asked analysts from The Heritage Foundation to examine what is in the updated bill text.

Biden Agenda Suffers Another Loss as Senate GOP Kills Federal Election Takeover.  Less than 24 hours after arriving back in the United States, President Biden's legislative agenda suffered another loss at the hands of Republicans in Congress on Wednesday [11/3/2021].  The John Lewis Voting Rights Act, yet another Democrat attempt to hand the federal government control of America's elections, failed to secure the support necessary to overcome a Republican filibuster in the Senate.  Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the latest loss for the Biden-Harris legislative agenda that came out 50 to 49, short of the 60 vote threshold necessary to move the bill forward.

Left scores lonely win in Austin:  Voters reject proposition to hire more cops.  A special election was held in Austin on Tuesday [11/2/2021].  On the ballot was Proposition A, a referendum that would require the city to hire more police.  Proposition A failed.  Voters in Austin rejected it by a margin of 68.4% to 31.6%, with 91% of the votes counted on Tuesday night.  A group called Save Austin Now successfully got the referendum on the ballot in response to the Austin City Council's cut to the police budget.  The city council cut the police budget by about one-third, the largest cut of any major city in America.  The city council embraced the defund the police movement that began during the Summer of Love.

Pelosi Releases Updated Budget Bill.  It's Still Nuts.  As Democrats on Capitol Hill continue their infighting that does nothing to dispel the notion that their party is in disarray, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has released updated text for the massive and woke Biden budget.  It's hard to say which version number she's on, but it's the latest attempt to put together a reconciliation package that meets the demands of the radical progressives within her caucus without being too much for moderates to stomach.  She also has to consider the concerns of moderate Senate Democrats who continue to prove independent in their thinking and unwilling to fall in line in order to give President Biden some semblance of a legislative achievement.  Clocking in at more than 2,000 pages, the latest version of the bill's text released by Pelosi contains a whole mess of leftist policies, some of which are new while others killed off from previous versions have been revived for inclusion once again.

Biden bill on social welfare, climate change estimated to kill 103K jobs, raise taxes on 80% of U.S..  An analysis by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog, estimates that President Biden's $1.75 trillion expansion of the federal safety net could kill more than 103,000 jobs over the next decade and add $750 billion to the federal deficit.  The estimate is based on a thorough analysis of the White House's spending "framework" and the corresponding 1,684-page bill text released by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat.  Experts from the Tax Foundation say the proposal would fall far short of White House promises.  "We estimate that the House bill would reduce long-run economic output by nearly 0.4% and eliminate about 103,000 full-time equivalent jobs in the United States," the experts wrote.  "It would also reduce average after-tax incomes for the top 80 percent of taxpayers over the long run."

As America Teeters on Fiscal Disaster, Biden Worries about the Weather.  President Biden promised the $1.75 trillion spending package won't "add a single penny to the deficit" or "raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 a year."  Those are important things to promise, given mounting inflation and a flatlining economic recovery.  But without plans to slash red tape or get Americans back to work, the only way for Biden to fulfill such promises is with magic.  None of the Democrats' proposed tax increases can provide enough revenue.

Minneapolis voters reject measure to replace police department.  Voters in Minnesota's largest city have rejected what would have been an unprecedented move to dismantle the police department on Tuesday after calls for reform following the death of George Floyd.  The measure asked voters if they favored amending the city's charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety.  The initiative would have removed language from the charter related to the agency, including minimum funding requirements, and would have divided control of public safety between the mayor and City Council.  The question failed 57% to 44%, according to the results released by the Minnesota Secretary of State's office with 133 of 136 precincts reporting.  It needed 51% of voter approval to pass.

Dear Moderates:  The Left Isn't Why McAuliffe Lost Virginia.  Nothing motivates conservatives Democrats like an excuse for inaction, and Virginia's sucker punch of a gubernatorial election Tuesday night offered a golden opportunity for them to pump the legislative brakes. [...] With McAuliffe's defeat sure to turn Democratic jitters into a full-on 2022 panic, centrists are racing to shift blame onto progressives even if that narrative makes no actual sense.  Montana Sen. Jon Tester was so eager to start firing on the left that he accepted McAuliffe's defeat before Virginia counted even a single vote.  On Tuesday morning, Tester told Politico the Progress Caucus' failure to ink a deal with Manchin on spending could sink McAuliffe.  "We haven't gotten anything done," Tester snapped.  "That says enough about their strategy."

Dems' Post-Election Plan:  Send More Immigrants to Virginia.  But critical race theory isn't taught in Virginia schools!  The Republican sweep in Virginia Tuesday night has nullified that claim.  Glenn Youngkin beat Terry McAuliffe in the governor's race.  Republicans took the lieutenant governor's office and, most important, beat the incumbent, George Soros-installed attorney general.  In a shocking upset, the GOP even flipped the House of Delegates.  All this, despite the incessantly repeated claim on MSNBC and CNN that "CRT isn't taught in Virginia schools!" uttered every five minutes like "Weather on the Ones!"  Who were they trying to fool?  Liberal women in New York?  They don't vote in Virginia.  But MSNBC and CNN so enjoyed sneering about the stupidity of Republicans that they never bothered to consider that the people who would be voting could see with their own eyes what was being taught to their children.  Disturbingly, even with McAuliffe announcing that parents should have no say in what their children are learning in school — and then telling Virginia teachers that the white ones would have to go — the election was ridiculously close.

Democrat Voters are Among the Most Gullible People on Earth.  While mindlessly voting for Democrat candidates, the bulk of these easily exploitable voters do not comprehend that the philosophical underpinning of the American left, and thus the Democrat party, is a proprietary strain of fascism with its roots in Marxism.  Fascism is socialism/Marxism with a veneer of capitalism.  Whereas pure communism advocates the abolishment of all market relations outright, fascism leaves the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities with favored state-sanctioned unions and corporations.  Whereas communism essentially abolishes money and prices, fascism controls the monetary system and for all intents and purposes sets prices and wages politically.  Under fascism, the state, through official agencies, controls all aspects of manufacturing, commerce, finance, and agriculture, even though ownership remains in private hands.  For all practical purposes, near-universal government licensing exists, as essentially no economic activity can be undertaken without de facto government permission.

Biden's societal suicide pact.  For the past 245 years, a significant portion of the wealth created in the entire world is in some way related to the United States.  People across the globe fight to come to the USA — we must be doing something right.  Yet the Biden administration speaks of a desire to fundamentally transform the country.  Why would anyone want to fundamentally change a system that has created the freest, wealthiest, most prosperous, and most tolerant people the world has ever seen?  To replace it with a system of large, intrusive federal government; limited individual freedom; and high taxes?  A system that has never worked in all history — generally ending in poverty, hunger, violence, and death on a massive scale?  Ask yourself, if a country could tax itself to prosperity, would there ever be any poor countries?  If printing money were the same as creating wealth, would there ever again be a poor person?

Joe Biden Promises [the] U.N Climate Summit:  I Will 'Remake' [the] American Economy to Lead [the] World to 'Net-Zero'.  President Joe Biden promised the United Nations COPS26 Climate Summit on Monday he would remake the American economy, abandoning carbon based fossil fuels and focusing on renewable energy.  The president spoke to the summit after struggling to stay awake for the opening remarks from world leaders about the importance of addressing the issue of global warming.  Biden said he was planing "a marathon" for the United States economy that would "transform the largest economy in the world into a thriving, innovative, equitable, and just clean energy engine of net zero for a net-zero world."

Biden administration unveils oil and gas rules to cut methane emissions.  The Biden administration presented sweeping regulations targeting the oil and gas industry Tuesday in an effort to cut back on the emission of methane, a greenhouse gas more harmful than carbon dioxide in the short term.  The proposals, announced at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, known as COP26, mark the first time the federal government has offered a comprehensive rules package to limit the release of methane.  Speaking in Scotland, Mr. Biden said the initiatives are critical to meet world leaders' goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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The goal is to keep "global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius."  Really?  1.5° above what?  (When did we vote on this 1.5-degree figure?)  What is the Goldilocks temperature that's ju-u-u-ust right, and how do you know, and what are you willing to forfeit to cool the earth or stay within your arbitrary limits?  And if the earth cools 1.5° on its own, before any of your schemes are implemented, are you willing to retire from politics forever?

Biden's 'Build Back Better' Budget Includes $80B Wealth Transfer To Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better Act," a filibuster-proof $1.75 trillion budget reconciliation package, includes an $80 billion wealth transfer from Americans to illegal aliens via child tax credits.  This week, Democrats unveiled a reconciliation package that they negotiated with the Biden administration that would extend the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for another year and deliver billions of dollars to illegal aliens who would be able to claim the tax credit without ever having to work.  Specifically, as Breitbart News reported, estimates project that, if passed, the budget would provide illegal aliens with about $80 billion in child tax credits over the course of a decade — a massive cost to American taxpayers who would have to foot the bill.

Biden Administration Makes Insane Proposal of Million-Dollar Payouts to Illegals.  Rep. Doug Lamborn pointed out that $450,000 is more than the 9/11 victim's fund — and this new proposal is for people who entered our country completely illegally.  Can you imagine how many more are now making a beeline for our open border after hearing about this incredible largesse?  If you want to get some laughs, or maybe vengeance, take a look at the comments section on the Daily Mail's coverage of the story that ranges from "I'm a Democrat and this is the dumbest thing I ever heard" to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeting, "It's unthinkable to pay a burglar who broke into your home for the 'psychological trauma' they endured during the crime."  Well, maybe that's not funny.  In fact, the whole thing isn't very funny, when you think about it.

Biden and the Democrats are Undermining the Rule of Law.  An intriguing and distressing feature of the Biden administration and congressional Democrats is both having a propensity for law breaking and lawmaking.  They're different sides of the same coin. [...] What, after all, is the "For the People Act" but a federalization of state elections for the purpose of granting Democrats naked partisan advantages in future elections?  It's a gambit to entrench one-party rule.  It's banana republic worthy. [...] If Democrats ever pass this monstrosity, what, then, are the consequences for at least half the country?  Answer:  Disenfranchisement.  That's not merely a perception that one's vote doesn't count, it's actually one's vote not counting in a rigged system.  So malevolent an offense against so fundamental a right will cause tens of millions of citizens to regard all law as suspect, if not outright counterfeit. [...] It isn't hyperbole to state that H.R. 1 in itself is a recipe for national tumult and subsequent disintegration.

D'oh Biden.  So much has gone wrong so quickly, it's hard to remember we are only nine months into Joe Biden's presidency.  Less than one-third of the country now thinks America is "on the right track," according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.  That's a dramatic deterioration since last spring, and a disturbing one, not only for the Biden and his party but for the country.  Three developments are driving this collapse in confidence.  First, Biden is pursuing a self-proclaimed strategy to "transform" America despite his campaign promises to bring the country together, stress bipartisanship, and restore comity and normality.  That's not what he's done.  He's tried to force big, progressive changes, a strategy that was bound to be divisive since he didn't campaign on that platform or win a congressional mandate to pursue it.  Second, all Biden's major policies so far have failed — some spectacularly.  He can point to no major triumphs to offset them.  Third, Biden himself has been unable to mount an effective, coherent defense of his administration and its priorities.

Biden Administration Denies Biological Reality, Issues First Passport with 'X' Gender Option.  The U.S. Department of State, which recently admitted to stranding even more Americans in Afghanistan than previously reported, proclaimed on Wednesday that the United States issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation.  According to a report from the Associated Press, the action marks a "milestone" for the "rights of people" who do not identify with their biological reality.  The "X" gender designation feature is expected to be offered on a wider scale by next year.

Biden Administration In Talks To Pay Illegal Immigrants $450,000 Per Person.  If the Biden administration were trying to convince Americans it had little sympathy for the economic distress, growing shortages, and job uncertainty many are facing, one way to do it would be to offer an extreme amount of money to illegal immigrant families who claim they were victims of separations under Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy.  It sounds insane, right?  Well brace yourselves.  That is, in fact, what the Biden administration is in talks to do. [...] Although the numbers aren't final, the payout could reach the staggering amount of more than $1 billion.  That's a whole lot of cheese for what the families say were health, mental and otherwise, problems caused by actions they themselves decided to inflict on their children when they made the decision to enter the country illegally.

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Democrats Use Accounting Gimmicks to Conceal Spending in Bloated 'Build Back Better' Bill.  President Joe Biden is twisting arms to get "agreement" this week on hundreds of tax and spending provisions in his multitrillion-dollar social welfare bill while key Democrats seem to be settling on a plan to keep the price tag down.  They want to reduce the overall size of the spending bill to "only" $1 trillion to $2 trillion (as though those two numbers were even remotely close), and only fund programs for a short time, assuming that it would be too painful for a future Congress to stop funding them.  There's simply too much in this massive "Build Back Better" bill to digest — free community college, paid family leave, universal pre-K, bigger child tax credits, climate "incentives," and, of course, major expansions of government spending on health care, as The Daily Signal has explained in numerous articles.

True cost of Dems' plans: $7.5 trillion and a lot of gimmicks.  After months of criticizing Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for balking at the original $3.5 trillion price tag, congressional Democrats are finally accepting reality and paring President Biden's social welfare package to between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion over the decade.  Does this mean they are responsibly removing the bill's worst provisions and crafting fiscally sustainable legislation?  Of course not!  Instead, welcome to the gimmick Olympics, where progressives are using classic accounting tricks to hide the true cost of the bill.  Instead of producing legislation that truly costs $2 trillion over the decade, lawmakers are crafting as much as $4 trillion worth of new initiatives, but simply using fake expiration dates to score only a few years of each proposal.  The idea is to create new federal programs, hook the constituencies on new federal benefits, and then assume that future Congresses and presidents will not dare to allow them to expire.  Those assumed extensions will then blow up the cost far above today's $2 trillion sticker price.

Joe Biden to Ban Cash Bail for Violent Criminals — in the Interest of 'Equity,' You See.  Remember Nancy Pelosi back in 2010 saying the House had to pass the 2,500-plus page ObamaCare bill in order to see what was in it?  So, we could just take Barack Obama's word that if you liked your doctor and health plan, you could keep them.  This year, with a complicit and/or oblivious Joe Biden in the White House, Pelosi's tax-happy House has slipped into legislation a pilot study to tax all American drivers by the actual miles they each drive, in addition to the per-gallon gas tax.  That would require a mileage meter tracking where every vehicle goes every mile.  Then there's the plan to tax capital gains when they appear on your statement, even before you sell that investment and actually get the profit.  Now, what's just come out is a Joe Biden plan to abolish cash bail for violent suspects.  No, seriously.  Because, you know, why would any accused murderer skip town?  Some of you reactionaries may miss the equity issue here.  Accused violent criminals, many black and poor, have had to post large bail to gain freedom, while the rest of us don't.

8 Ridiculous 'Green New Deal' Programs in Democrats' Bloated Spending Bill.  [#5]  $85 Million on Climate and Pregnant 'Individuals':  Yet another example of the spending bill bowing to radical activists comes in Section 31046.  At first glance it is one of many provisions promoting the Green New Deal agenda, in this case throwing $85 million at research seeking to identify whether climate affects pregnancy.  Note that this is not an attempt to remedy problems that are known to exist, but rather an attempt to find problems that would then generate more support for the agenda.  The section proceeds to go off the deep end with its choice of words:  "pregnant, lactating, and postpartum individuals."  Erasing women from the context of pregnancy and motherhood is a promotion of the most extreme elements of the transgender movement and has no business becoming part of federal law.

'Keep parents out' sign
Pure Marxism:  McAuliffe Supporters Are Posting Signs Promising to "Keep Parents Out of Classrooms" as Campaign Winds Down.  Democrat Terry McAuliffe is currently in a tight race against Republican Glenn Youngkn in the Virginia gubernatorial race.  McAuliffe believes parents shouldn't be telling schools what to teach their children in the classroom.  And now as the campaign winds down McAuliffe supporters are allegedly putting out signs to "keep parents out of classrooms."  It's so over the top that it is almost unbelievable.  This would be something you'd expect to see in the former Soviet Union, not in Virginia!


Don't let Dems turn America into a Europen-style, cradle-to-grave welfare state.  More destructive than any specific policy item modern Democrats are pushing this year are the ideas they use to justify their agenda.  The $3.5 trillion bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats are now attempting to cram through Congress via reconciliation is meant to create a European-style, cradle-to-grave welfare state here in the United States.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, the bill's Senate author, has, for years, praised systems across the Atlantic.  As have many other Democrats.  There are numerous specific arguments against the agenda that further expands an already onerous bureaucratic state, but it is the idea that traditional American life needs reimagining that should be rejected first.  Because the most vociferous champions of the European-style governance are invariably the most passionate critics of the dynamism and glorious messiness of American life.

Biden [is] burying businesses under red tape; more rules [are] on the way.  President Biden accelerated the regulatory state on his first day in office by ordering agencies to consider aspirational but vaguely defined goals and benefits when imposing new rules on businesses large and small.  The order greenlighting regulations even when the benefits "are difficult or impossible to quantify" sent shudders down the spines of CEOs.  They fear business growth will be smothered in pursuit of vague objectives such as "human dignity" and "the interests of future generations."  "It is the most aggressive thing I've ever seen by an administration," said Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, a right-leaning economic think tank.  "It's one thing to put out a bunch of regulations, but this changes the way regulation is done.  It allows you to jam through any regulation you want regardless of the impact [on] the private sector."

Republicans Filibuster Democrats' Election Bill.  Republicans successfully filibustered the Democrats' Freedom to Vote election bill Wednesday [10/20/2021], denying the legislation the 60 votes needed to move on to floor debate.  The bill would have created new requirements for groups to disclose information about their donors, named Election Day a national holiday, and created federal standards for voting by mail, early voting, and voter ID.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized the Republican vote, saying "I wanna be clear about what just happened.  Every single Republican senator just blocked this chamber from having a debate on Americans' rights to free and fair elections."  The results of the vote are unsurprising, as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made clear that his caucus would not support the bill.

Senate Democrats' Bill Shifts Border Patrol Funds to Remove Border Wall.  President Joe Biden pledged during the 2020 campaign that he "would not build another foot" of the wall his predecessor began on the U.S. border with Mexico, but Senate Democrats appear to be setting the stage to tear it down, at least in places.  Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Oct. 18 made public nine proposed spending bills, including one for the Department of Homeland Security, regarding Customs and Border Protection, stating:  "Provided further, That not to exceed $50,000,000 may be transferred to the Department of the Interior for mitigation activities, including land acquisition, related to construction of border barriers on federal lands."  The $50 million would be shifted from the nearly $2 billion Congress provided on a bipartisan basis during the Trump administration for the construction of a border wall to slow or stop the flow of illegal immigrants entering the country from Mexico.

7 Ways Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Bill Would Take Over Your Health Care.  Slimming down the cost of the Democrats' massive $3.5 trillion social-welfare spending bill is a compromise that misses the point.  Opposition to the tax-and-spending bill is not just about cost, it's about a policy agenda that shifts more power and control to the federal government and away from patients and families.  The so-called Build Back Better plan, moving its way through the Democrat-led Congress, is jammed full of policy changes that drive the country closer to a government takeover of health care than ever before.  Trying to slim down the cost or water down the proposals will not resolve those fundamental policy concerns.

White House [is] still pushing big fat 'Build Back Better' lie.  Given its current track record on honesty, which begins with President Joe Biden vowing to stay in Afghanistan as long as it takes to get all Americans out, the Biden White House doesn't appear to have much concern about deceiving the American people.  Then again, with conservative news sites on pins and needles, concerned about bogus fact-checking slights that threaten to shut them down on social media, Democrats don't seem to have those worries, nor do they have to contend much with the media calling them out for their deception.  And while lying seems to be a rite of passage in Washington, D.C., Biden and his Democratic cohorts are taking it to a whole other level in trying to sell their massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, aka Biden's "Build Back Better" plan.  Just as massive is the lie they are peddling that the social welfare legislation that does double duty as the Green New Deal-lite does not cost the average American taxpayer anything.

Chicago Mayor says police union is trying to 'induce an insurrection'.  This is the most dangerous time in American history since the Civil War.  Back then, Democrats desperately wanted to keep the institution of slavery.  Today, they desperately want to enslave anyone, of any color, that believes in the primacy of inherent individual rights and the concept of limited government of, by, and for the people.  That is why they mask us up, lock us down and threaten us with fines and job loss if we don't wish to be injected with an unvetted foreign substance as if we were so many livestock.  It is time — well past time — for Americans to reassert their birthrights.

Here Are All The Green New Deal Handouts Democrats Wedged Into Their $3.5 Trillion Budget.  Democrats have inserted numerous provisions and subsidy programs into their $3.5 trillion budget that would benefit green energy companies and speed the transition to renewables.  The Build Back Better Act would invest an estimated $295 billion of taxpayer money into a variety of clean energy programs in what would amount to the most sweeping climate effort passed by Congress, according to a House Committee on Energy and Commerce report.  That price tag doesn't factor in the other costly measures approved by the House Ways and Means, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Oversight and Transportation committees last month.  "This bill is crammed with green welfare subsidies, specifically for corporations and the wealthy," House Ways and Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview.  "They are extending and creating a whole host of green energy tax credits such as electric transmission property, zero emissions facilities and clean hydrogen," the Texas Republican continued.

Biden is about to drive us off an economic cliff.  It is difficult to imagine a worse time for massive increases in taxes and spending, yet that's exactly what Democrats in Washington, D.C. have in mind.  We are all aware that, as Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated this week, President Joe Biden views the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to "make fundamental changes in our economy."  But the changes he has in mind are about to drive us over an economic cliff.  Businesses of all sizes are already being buffeted by seemingly intractable supply chain constraints, along with labor shortages, and unusually high consumer demand — all driven by pandemic-lockdown conditions that are only going to cause prices to soar as we get closer to Christmas.  It doesn't take a Ph.D. in economics to recognize that restricted supply coupled with enhanced demand is a recipe for inflation, which has already been rising at a worrying rate for several months.

Biden's Supreme Court packing commission says they are split on adding more justices.  Joe Biden's Supreme Court commission warned that expanding the number of Justices on the bench could be seen as a 'partisan move' with global and domestic repercussions in documents released on Thursday evening [10/14/2021].  Members of the panel agreed that Congress had the Constitutional authority to pull it off but were 'divided on whether Court expansion would be wise.'  Biden established the presidential commission in April.  The panel is now releasing more than 200 documents as the high court navigates one of its most politically divisive sessions with questions on abortion and gun rights on the docket in coming weeks.

Vaccine Mandates Aren't Biden's Only Job-Killing Scheme.  Despite $9 trillion in fiscal and monetary stimulus from the federal government, America has an employment problem.  The Labor Department estimates that 10.4 million jobs remained unfilled in August, the most recent month for which figures are available, including 1.5 million in health care and social services.  That same month, a record-high 4.3 million people quit their jobs. [...] The good news is that President Joe Biden has a plan.  The bad news is that his plan could result in the loss of millions of additional workers.  Start with vaccine mandates.  The president announced in August that he planned to impose a vaccine mandate on nursing home staffs.  Nursing homes lost nearly 38,000 staffers in September alone, among the steepest one-month drops since the pandemic began.  The Washington Post reported late last month that vaccine mandates imposed by hospitals have led many unvaccinated workers to leave or be terminated, exacerbating a shortage in skilled nursing and bedside care.  The potential employment effect of vaccine mandates is not confined to the health care sector.  Other professions where vaccine requirements are common also reported job losses.  In August alone, 25,000 state and local education workers quit their jobs.

Backlash could force Democrats to rethink IRS 'snooping' provision.  Congressional Democrats, concerned over lukewarm public enthusiasm for their massive social welfare spending package, may be forced to modify a tax-raising provision that has prompted a significant backlash.  A plan to provide the IRS with access to individual bank accounts with balances as low as $600 may end up significantly modified or even dropped altogether amid opposition from lawmakers and trade groups who say it would infringe on privacy and create significant liability for financial institutions as well as add new costs for consumers.

Democrats' Destructive Spending Spree Would Turn America Into a European Social Welfare State.  The cradle-to-grave subsidies in the 2,448-page, $3.5 trillion spending bill that Democrats in Congress are crafting will create a welfare trap for millions more Americans, send inflation soaring, and drive our nation much deeper into debt.  Economic policy professor Chuck Blahous of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University analyzed the health benefit proposals in the spending bill.  He wrote that expanding Medicare, Medicaid, and "so-called Obamacare" will "represent a major escalation of the fiscal irresponsibility lawmakers have practiced for the past several years."  Former White House chief economist Casey Mulligan, now a professor at the University of Chicago, wrote that the spending bill would "implement the single largest permanent increase in work disincentives since the income tax came into its own during World War II."

The Democrats are determined to get into your bank accounts.  Nancy Pelosi finally admitted that, faced with Sen. Joe Manchin's and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's laudable refusal to back down, the Democrats are not going to get their $3.5 trillion spending bill.  However, Pelosi insists that the bill will still allow the feds to track every banking transaction over $600, something that manifestly violates the Fourth Amendment.  After Pelosi admitted that Democrats would have to trim their spending bill, she was asked whether the bill would continue to require banks to forward to the IRS all $600 transactions in bank accounts.  Her answer, emphatically, was "yes": [...] Put simply:  The plan will vastly expand the IRS's reach; impose huge reporting burdens on banks, driving up costs (which will increase fees and further lower interest rates on consumer savings accounts); and allow the IRS to wander freely through people's bank accounts looking for cash and crimes.

Pelosi Plans to Keep the 'Spy on All Bank Accounts' Clause in the $3.5T bill.  Democrats, now the party of the hardcore Left, have a clause in the $3.5 trillion bill that will allow the government to look at any account making transactions — like paying rent — of $600 or more.  That takes in almost every American.  Politicians will be able to spy on everyone's account.  They will know everything about you.  At the same time, they plan to hire up to 95,000 new IRS employees to look for people not paying their fair share.  We have already seen what these people do with power and how they use it against people who don't agree with them.  What do you think they will do with this kind of power?  Will they cancel gun manufacturers?  Abuse conservatives and when they run out of them, abuse their own?  I watched a recent Bill O'Reilly podcast in which he said it will never remain in the bill.  He's naive if he believes that.  It's an important power grab for them.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been acting like a dicatator, was asked about it and she sounded pretty definite about it remaining in the bill.  She said the number is open to negotiations but not the clause.

Biden's Presidency Is a Ticking Time Bomb.  Joe Biden's massive $4 trillion spending bills are in mortal danger of collapsing under their own weight as the gap between what the radicals want and what less-radical Democrats will vote for widens.  To make matters worse for ordinary Americans, Biden has come down decisively on the side of the radicals, leaving party moderates to wonder where the sanity went.  The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, already passed by the Senate, is languishing in political purgatory with radical Democrats in the House threatening to kill it unless their $3.5 trillion social safety net bill is approved first.  Resentful moderates feel they've been lied to by the president and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised an up-or-down vote on the bipartisan bill before the end of September.

George Orwell was Right.  One question must be asked of the regime that placed Biden in the White House.  Who is actually in charge?  Who is making the decisions?  Who is demanding these new Nazi-like rules/regulations/procedures?  Who is making the final call?  [...] Who is keeping American citizens charged with simple trespassing in solidity confinement in prison?  Who has instructed the FBI to arrest parents for domestic terrorism?  Who has demanded "Google searches" now to be looked up for "wrong think," for crimes against the state?  Who continues to call a therapeutic a vaccine, when with this vaccine, you can still get the disease and also pass it to others?  That's not a true vaccine.  Who states the violent riots from BLM/Antifa are constitutional protected free speech, while peaceful protests demanding a free and fair election of 2020 are the doing of insurrectionists?

Even At Half The Price, Biden's Plan Is A Self-Destructive, Freedom-Destroying Spending Spree.  Just when you thought Democrats couldn't get more arrogant or dishonest, President Joe Biden on Tuesday, visiting the congressional district of one of the House's less-extreme Democrats, warned that "autocrats" in the world are scrutinizing America for signs of decline on the geopolitical stage, and we therefore must "invest in ourselves" to prove "that American democracy works."  Translation: spend trillions with a T establishing a new series of cradle-to-grave entitlements that, like our already-existing entitlements, will in short order become politically impossible ever to repeal.  Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, moreover, look straight into the TV camera and tell the American people that these unprecedented, astronomical expenditures will cost zero.  This, not Donald Trump placing the spotlight on all-too-real election fraud, is the true "Big Lie."  No one using a gift card at the store in the weeks after Christmas is a big enough liar or financial illiterate to claim that the spending spree he's enjoying costs zero.

Democrat Budget Gives $80B in Child Tax Credits to Illegal Aliens.  Illegal aliens living in the United States would stand to get about $80 billion over a 10-year period if a filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package by Senate Democrats passes through Congress, a new analysis concludes.  For months, Senate Democrats have sought to pass a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that would need only majority support in the House and Senate.  The reconciliation process would also prevent Senate Republicans from using the filibuster to stop the plan.

Never mind the cost — just look at the absurd things Build Back Better would buy.  Democrats are quarreling over the price tag of their Build Back Better bill.  But the real problem is what's in it.  The bill coerces workers to join unions, imposes racial preferences on every facet of life and redistributes money from workers to takers.  Fortunately, the bill is in limbo.  Moderate Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) insist the bill has to be pared to less than half its current price tag.  The far left is outraged.  But the bill can't pass without every Senate Democrat supporting it.  Not passing it would be best:  This bill is as un-American as it gets.  Here are some of its details, which Democrats would prefer you not see. [...]

Biden declares war on showerheads.  President Joe Biden may lack the authority to reach into your shower and turn the dial down in order to save water.  Still, he is doing all he can to declare war on high-pressure showerheads.  The Department of Energy has proposed a regulatory change reversing a Trump measure that allowed more powerful showers.  The language used to defend the action invokes climate change as well as water conservation as justifications.  This long regulatory saga started with the 1992 Energy Policy Act.  Slipped into this massive energy bill were a few water-related provisions, most regrettably the mandate for those awful low-flush toilets but also a 2.5-gallons-per-minute water limit for showerheads.

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Joe Biden, or whoever the acting president is, is solving problems that nobody has and creating problems nobody wants.  If you think you're wrecking the earth by using too much water, then make your own adjustments.  But as for me, when the water goes through the water meter in front of my house, the water becomes my property.  The city is happy to sell me as much water as I want.  Don't tell me how to use it.

Guess what else showed up in the reconciliation bill for illegal aliens.  I suppose we should have seen this one coming, particularly considering the malarkey that the Democrats have been trying to shovel into the so-called reconciliation bill from day one.  After failing twice to convince the Senate Parliamentarian to allow some form of general amnesty for illegal aliens as part of what is supposed to be a spending bill, some actual spending has now shown up.  Only this facet also represents a significant policy change, and possibly an illegal one at that.  Stowed away in the bill is a provision that would allow anyone residing in the United States who provides an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to apply for the Child Tax Credit.  Currently, all filers are required to provide a Social Security Number.

Those $4.5 trillion 'infrastructure' and 'reconciliation' bills are far more radical and dangerous than you think.  These "woke" Democrats are determined to break us.  The premise of both bills is that by enjoying safe and comfortable lifestyles, we are causing floods, fires and droughts that are ruining the planet.  They say this is because we are burning too much fossil fuel.  The goal of both bills is to cut America's fossil fuel use in half during the next nine years.  If these bills become law, the federal government will heavily fine every power company that does not systematically shut down most of its coal, oil, and natural gas power plants by then.  It would also pay billions as bribes to companies to build and use new solar panels and wind turbines instead.  The federal government would also pay people, businesses, and schools to buy electric cars, trucks, and buses.  It would also pay for more solar panels.  This would permanently end prosperity in America.  Solar panels and wind turbines cannot power a modern economy.  The electricity they generate is too weak, intermittent, unpredictable, and unreliable.  Solar and wind energy is often wasted.  It cannot be stored when not needed.  It saves little if any fossil fuel.  That is because back-up generators must always be running to give the grid steady power whenever the wind stops, night falls, or a cloud goes by.

Pennsylvania House Democrat Introduces Forced Sterilization — Three-Child Limit Legislation.  Pennsylvania Democrat Christopher M. Rabb sent out a memorandum to all House members regarding his legislation that will enforce reproductive responsibility among men.  The bill will force men to undergo vasectomies within 6 weeks from having their third child or their 40th birthday, whichever comes first.  This legislation includes a $10,000 reward to whoever snitches to the proper authority on those who have failed to submit to forced sterilization within the allotted time.  This bill will also include legal actions for unwanted pregnancies against inseminators who wrongfully conceive a child with them.

Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD.  As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who doesn't even live in the city.  Angie Craig declared it "shortsighted, misguided and likely to harm the very communities that it seeks to protect."  She warned that it could push out the city's popular Black police chief.

Reminder to Democrats:  Bernie Sanders isn't president.  Liberal Democrats think they're having a moment.  They're tying up President Biden's legislative agenda because it doesn't tax the rich enough or lavish adequate spending on the needy.  Since Democrats have tiny majorities in both the House and Senate, a few defectors can squash Biden's entire plan.  Liberals are reveling in their leverage.  They shouldn't be.  The so-called progressive wing of the Democratic party may have enough heft to block action, as it has with the so-called bipartisan infrastructure plan.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has twice delayed a vote on the $1 trillion infrastructure bill because a handful of progressive Dems say they won't vote for it unless both houses commit to a much bigger bill on social welfare and green energy.  The Senate already passed the infrastructure bill and Biden desperately wants it.  So for the moment, progressive obstructionists possess the power of no.  But progressives don't have a mandate from voters, and they can't make anything happen on their own.

Twilight of the Democrat dinosaurs — Biden and Pelosi are finished.  For a bill that supposedly cost "nothing," Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi can't even persuade their own party to vote for it. [...] The Squad, which couldn't care less what voters think beyond their own dead blue districts, have declared "my way or the highway" on government taxing and spending to the moon, while a moderate blue-dog caucus of about 20, whose members aren't too public (out of fear of the Squad), doesn't like this crap at all, knowing that its passage for each of them means that a Republican will take their seat in 2022.  So naturally, the whole thing has crashed.  The spectacular failure of this $1-trillion spendathon, supposedly on "infrastructure," as well as their Bernie Sanders-crafted $3.5-trillion pork "reconciliation," is now Biden's and Pelosi's legacy.

Only in Leftieland is $1.5 trillion considered a 'compromise'.  You know things have gone crazy when a trillion dollars is considered a compromise.  Yesterday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) insisted he cannot support a reconciliation bill costing more than $1.5 trillion — $2 trillion less than most Democrats want.  And he insisted that this bill must be fully offset.  "I can't support $3.5 trillion more in spending when we have already spent $5.4 trillion since last March," he said.  "At some point, all of us, regardless of party must ask the simple question — how much is enough?"  Manchin's Democratic colleagues continue to express exasperation, saying they had already compromised down from Bernie Sanders' $6 trillion demand.  Progressive activists on social media have erupted that Manchin may as well join the Republicans.

'Tax' is used 1,829 times, and more things you'll find scanning Dems' latest $3.5 trillion spending bill.  Democrats are being called out for claiming that their $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" bill will somehow "help families get ahead," despite it being loaded with taxes that experts say will ultimately leave America and its citizens significantly poorer.  Tom Elliott, the founder of Grabien Media, discovered that the $3.5 trillion "reconciliation" bill contains 1,829 instances of the word "tax," 69 instances of the word "taxes" and seven instances of the word "taxation."  [Tweet]  All this "taxation," he added, will be used to fund more than just free giveaways.  It'll also be used to fund "woke" nonsense.

Elizabeth Warren on Massive Gov Spending, 'The Money is Out There'.  Senator Elizabeth Warren doubled-down on her far-left demands this week when she flat-out insisted "the money is out there" to finance trillions on new spending proposals like free childcare, college tuition, and more.  "We don't need to pinch pennies on investing in a future for all of our kids.  The money is out there.  With a #WealthTax on fortunes above $50 million, a #RealCorporateProfitsTax, and a crackdown on wealthy tax cheats, we'd raise about $6 trillion from a thin slice at the top," posted Warren on Twitter.

Funding for Child Care Seems Nice, But Think Twice.  A new Treasury Department report tells us what we already know:  Child care costs are unaffordable for many families.  In response to this, lawmakers have included $250 billion in child care subsidies in the $3.5 trillion spending bill currently under consideration.  While this effort might strike many Americans as a well-intended "hand up" to working parents, it comes with a significant downside, and not just the price tag to taxpayers.  The most serious problem with government-funded child care is the downstream effect on the quality, variety, and independence of child care providers in today's robust — although expensive — marketplace.

Can the Dems Bust the Filibuster?  The Democrats' agenda includes HR-1 and HR-4, which would end legitimate elections in the United States.  It includes HR-5, which would turn the country into a sexual dystopia.  The agenda would also rezone the suburbs, pack the Federal judiciary, grab guns, grant statehood to DC and Puerto Rico, fully implement the Green New Deal, and probably keep the borders open forever.  At the moment, two Democrat Senators stand in the way of all this lunacy becoming law.  Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are playing Horatius at the Bridge.  The fate of this Grand Republic hangs on these two (so far) stalwarts.

To survive, red states must now nullify the federal government and declare themselves "health freedom zones".  With illegitimate occupier-in-chief Joe Biden waging outright war and economic terrorism against red states, the leaders of those red states must now nullify federal government overreach in order to prevent their own citizens from being mass murdered by D.C. swamp policies that are intentionally designed to achieve depopulation.  Some of the ways the Biden regime is waging war on red states include:
  •   Border invasion:  The Biden regime and its corrupt DOJ are actively fighting against sensible border security, openly allowing a land invasion of states like Texas and Arizona in order to flood the nation with replacement Democrat voters.
  •   Money printing madness:  Every dollar printed by the Fed and distributed by the Treasury is actually an instrument of debt that steals purchasing power from the hard-working Americans who produce things.  Those producers tend to live in red states, while blue states are the welfare states where more people get handouts that were essentially stolen from the producers in the red states.
  •   Election rigging:  Biden and other Democrats like Newsom are now institutionalizing never-ending election rigging in order to make sure the will of the people is never honored in any election.  Although their own disastrous policies are wildly unpopular, they can continue to maintain power by cheating in elections, just like they cheated in 2020.
  •   Outlawing of medicine that works:  Notice how the D.C. swamp has attacked ivermectin and made sure no hospital prescribes it to patients?  This is also part of the medical genocide agenda, and it's a war on humanity.
  •   Punitive taxation:  Under the Biden regime (which is actually run by Obama), the IRS will be handed a mandate to raise taxes on productive American workers, punishing them for having jobs, all while handing out more welfare and entitlements to the illegals who are allowed to invade America by the hundreds of thousands each month.

Sen. Tom Cotton Warns Just How Much Biden's Huge Spending Bill Will 'Cost All Americans'.  Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said during an interview on Tuesday [9/28/2021] that the Democrats' "reckless" spending bill is going to "cost all Americans," in contrast with President Joe Biden's promises to only tax the rich.  "This bill is going to cost all Americans," Cotton said during a "Fox & Friends" interview regarding the Democrats' plans to pass $5 trillion in legislation in two new bills.  [Tweet]

Authoritarians want to 'democratize' your parenting.  Most people think "democracy" is that thing whereby all of us get to vote for mayor, congressman, and maybe a new tax hike or bond issue.  For a lot of most rabidly "pro-democracy" folk on the Left, though, democracy means something completely different.  It means that a mob of activists get to tell you how to raise your children.  "Democratize everything" is a terrifying and authoritarian mindset witnessing massive new popularity.  It's behind cancel culture.  It's behind the culture-war efforts to crush conservative and religious institutions.  It's behind the Marxism ascendant in Western nations.  "Democratize everything" means that nothing should be beyond the control of what an empowered mob demands.

Democrats weigh first nationwide fee on plastic in U.S. budget negotiations.  U.S. congressional Democrats are considering including the first federal fee to tackle plastic pollution in the multi-trillion-dollar reconciliation bill, a proposal that is drawing opposition from the plastics and petrochemical industry.  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Representative Tom Suozzi are in talks with other Democrats to include their REDUCE Act as a source of revenue in the reconciliation bill.  It would impose a 20-cent-per-pound fee on virgin — or new — plastic for single-use products such as plastic bags and beverage containers.  The proposal is among a slew of money raisers being considered by the White House and Democrats to pay for a package that includes provisions aimed at tackling climate change and expanding the public safety net.  The measure, which Democrats aim to pass without Republican support, is a pillar of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda.

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This is a tax on everything that contains plastic, which is nearly everything, and the resulting revenue is to be spent on fighting the weather and giving money to those who are too lazy to work.

The Democrat party no longer shares values with Catholics.  For a half-century and more, [the Democrat party of the United States] has co-operated with those who were willing and often eager to undermine and eventually destroy the classical American family — that is, the married two-parent family, the social unit that, according to Catholicism, is the building block of any society.  When I was young (I'm very old now), marriage was thought to be the proper location for sex, for child-bearing, and for child-rearing.  Now, thanks to Democrats and their morally liberal supporters, marriage is often looked on as a charming antique. [...] Catholicism regards abortion as a kind of homicide — or as Pope Francis said recently, murder.  Democrats, diametrically opposed to the Catholic view, see abortion as nothing less than the exercise of a "fundamental human right."  Only the other day, every Democrat but one in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that will, if it becomes law, give federal statutory protection to almost any imaginable abortion up 'til the moment of birth.  This diametric opposition of views is not limited to abortion.  It is also found with regard to homosexual practice.  Democrats consider this practice to be a fine and splendid thing, at least for those who are "born that way" — so fine and splendid, in fact, that it deserves to be at the center of a new and honorable kind of marriage.  Catholicism, on the other hand, considers homosexual practice to be a grave sin, a contrary-to-nature perversion.

House Democrats Quietly Insert a Ten-Fold Increase in OSHA [Fines] into 3.5 Trillion Human Infrastructure Reconciliation Bill.  Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats are attempting to change the OSHA fines within the section of labor law that applies directly to the mandatory COVID vaccine.  The scale of the fines is massive against any business that does not comply with the anticipated OSHA rule which is yet unannounced; and they are attempting to slip the OSHA change into the massive $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.  If this OSHA change becomes law, the Biden administration will force American businesses to choose between vaccinating their employees, testing them weekly for Covid-19, or going bankrupt under crippling OSHA fines.

Biden's $3.5T disaster — for the economy and Democrats.  This is not simply the typical liberal Democrat budget on steroids.  The numbers in the Biden reconciliation bill are massive, but they don't tell the whole story. [...] Independent analysts note how the Biden plan would greatly increase the burden of federal spending over the next decade — diverting nearly $5.5 trillion from the private sector to the government.  As noted, all of this new spending would be financed with higher tax rates on work, savings and investments.  Based on academic research, including new findings from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Biden's tax-and-spend agenda contained in his reconciliation bill will accelerate America's fiscal decline and substantially undermine economic performance.  The Biden fiscal agenda also will reduce the capital stock and lower rates of return on investments, thus causing a $1 trillion-plus loss in financial wealth and hurting the retirement savings of tens of millions of American workers.

Democrats' Budget 'Plan B' Would Give Amnesty to at Least 7M Illegal Aliens.  A plan being worked on by Senate Democrats would slip amnesty for roughly seven million illegal aliens into a filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package, a new analysis finds.  This month, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough rejected a plan by Democrats to include an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens into a reconciliation package, which would only need majority support in the Senate.

GOP Sen. Hagerty:  Dems 'Waging War' On Capitalism Through Tax System.  During a Sunday [9/26/2021] interview on Fox News Channel's "The Next Revolution," Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) sounded off on the Democrats' massive $3.5 trillion spending bill.  Hagerty argued that Democrats are "waging war on American capitalists" through the tax system.  He lamented that President Joe Biden is in "lockstep" with the far-left wing of the Democratic Party.  "It's the biggest bait and switch I think that we've seen in American politics," Hagerty declared.  "If you look at how Joe Biden campaigned in 2020 as a moderate, as a centrist versus what we are getting, Bernie Sanders is the author of this $3.5 trillion socialist debt bomb that they're unleashing."

Survey Shows Democrats' Multitrillion-Dollar Spending Package Lacks Support.  The radical left's multitrillion-dollar legislative agendas are greatly lacking support from voters, Heritage Action polling data provided exclusively to Breitbart News revealed.  While President Biden claims his $3.5 trillion agenda will cost "zero dollars" — a statement directly contradicted by a Texas Public Policy Foundation study showing it will result in the loss of millions of jobs while generating $4.5 trillion in debt — Americans do not appear to support the massive spending agenda.

Dems sneakily slip radical 'red flag' provision into defense budget.  A provision added to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, the Pentagon's annual budget, has raised some eyebrows among Second Amendment advocates because it would authorize military courts to issue protective orders making the possession or accessing of a firearm by a targeted service member unlawful, at least temporarily.  The so-called "red flag" provision would also exempt military courts from denying members their Fifth Amendment right to due process, according to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who discussed the issue with trial attorney, author, and retired Army Col. Kurt Schlichter.  In response to Ingraham's suggestion that the provision may be "a real pathway to larger gun control within" the U.S. military, Schlichter explained that he sees multiple issues with it.

Democratic Abortion Bill Protects 'Transgender Men'.  A Democratic bill legalizing abortion on demand nationwide includes provisions for "every person capable of becoming pregnant," including "transgender men."  The House on Friday [9/24/2021] passed the Women's Health Protection Act along near party lines, in an effort to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law before the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn the landmark decision.  The bill notes that "transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender ... are unjustly harmed by restrictions on abortion services."  "The terms 'woman' and 'women' are used in this bill to reflect the identity of the majority of people targeted and affected by restrictions on abortion services, and to address squarely the targeted restrictions on abortion, which are rooted in misogyny," the bill states.

Democrats swoop in to destroy Trump's Space Force.  To spite President Trump, and in an unspoken way, succor China, Democrats are moving in for the kill on the Space Force founded by President Trump in 2019, at long last finding a government program they don't want to make bigger. [...] Does his bill have any chance to pass or is it just a nutbag grandstanding measure?  It's hard to say at this point but the Get Trump spitefulness of it seems a little convenient, and it's hard not to wonder if deeper forces are at work.  We do know that socialist Bernie Sanders, who's basking in his role as the author of Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion super-porkulus reconciliation bill right now, has weighed in in favor of the abolish-the-space-force idea.  And according to the far-left site Truthout, the bill has garnered the support of rabid leftists among the Democrats such as Reps.  Rashida Tlaib, Maxine Waters, and Chuy Garcia, who joined Huffman in introducing the bill, Truthout reported, presumably as co-sponsors.

Budget Bill Devotes Billions to New 'Civilian Climate Corps'.  Since President Joe Biden took office, he and some congressional Democrats have pushed strongly for the creation of a New Deal-style initiative: the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC).  On Friday [9/24/2021], congressional Democrats unveiled text from the more than 2,000-page reconciliation bill.  Among its many appropriations, the new CCC will receive a substantial appropriation.  The broad strokes of the program were introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) when he unveiled his $3.5 trillion budget on the Senate floor in early 2021.  The CCC, Sanders said, would give young people the opportunity "to get decent pay and to roll up their sleeves ... in order to combat climate change."  For Sanders, this program was only a part of a wide-ranging slew of policies "to combat climate change."  Since then, others have joined with Sanders in supporting the initiative.  Most significantly, the proposal got a green light from the White House.  At his April address to congress, the commander-in-chief tied "meeting the climate crisis" to the creation of new jobs.

Democrats Can't Have It Both Ways on the 'Great Replacement'.  Tucker Carlson sent the Left into a predictable frenzy of self-righteous rage this week by making a true, but politically incorrect, observation.  The invasion that is unfolding at the southern border, Carlson said, is purposeful.  Joe Biden and his Democratic allies have embraced open borders because they want to change America's racial demographics.  They see their political destiny in replacing white conservatives with poor, non-white dependents from the Third World who will remain loyal to Democrats.  By doing this, Democrats hope to secure permanent control of our political system.  Carlson, of course, was immediately denounced by the usual media hall monitors for promoting the "Great Replacement Theory."  Except Carlson was not saying anything that prominent Democrats do not already discuss, very publicly, and with unabashed enthusiasm.  His only sin was suggesting that the Great Replacement might not be a good thing.

How to stop Bernie Sanders' $3.5 trillion socialist blueprint for America.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans a vote soon to push Sen. Bernie Sanders' $3.5 trillion socialist dream budget one step closer to law.  The news grows worse from there.  Every other detail about this onerous legislation merits scorn, revulsion and rejection.  The Build Back Better budget resolution boasts a $3.5 trillion price tag.  Taxpayers should be so lucky.  This figure assumes that several key initiatives, including the child tax credit, will expire in three to five years.  Since government programs are virtually immortal, this is not wishful thinking.  It's pure fantasy.  Reasonably assuming that these programs grind on for 10 years swells the budget's true price to $5.5 trillion.  Add the Senate's $1 trillion "infrastructure" bill, which most House Democrats hope to append, and Bernie's budget hits $6.5 trillion.

4 Ways to Understand Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill.  The U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 data shows that there are 128.5 million households in the United States.  If we divide the cost of the $3.5 trillion package across each household, the numbers are substantial in relation to a typical family budget.  This legislation would cost over $27,000 for every household in America.  That's more than the cost of a brand new Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicle, or five years of groceries for a typical family, or 13 years of clothing purchases and tailoring for an average household.  The left tries to deflect from the exorbitant cost by pointing to tax increases focused on high-income households and businesses.  Yet that fundamentally misunderstands how the economy works.  When the government increases taxes on investment, there is less incentive to start or expand a business, which is the source of the job creation and wage growth that all workers depend on. [...] The $3.5 trillion spending bill equates to spending $1,000 per second for 111 years straight.

Democrats' huge social spending bill is a vast attack on Americans' work ethic.  The colossal bill Democrats in Washington, DC, are assembling this week is a slap in the face to Americans who work, pay taxes and support their families.  It demeans the work ethic and glorifies government handouts, sending the message that work and self-sufficiency are for suckers:  better to climb on Uncle Sam's gravy train, which will now provide cradle-to-grave benefits.  It extends "Biden bucks" — monthly payments to almost all parents, based on how many children they have, regardless of if the parents work.  Democrats are also promising virtually free child care until kids turn 5, free community college, and, for seniors, new Medicare and elder-care benefits.  It also includes 12 weeks a year paid leave for anyone who claims a family member — even a distant relative like a spouse's grandmother — needs care.  These freebies are rolled into one massive bill, expected to run about 10,000 pages, to be swiftly passed before anyone reads it.

NYC Democrats Seek to Give Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Non-Citizens.  Democrats on the New York City Council are eyeing a plan to allow nearly a million non-citizens the ability to vote in local city elections.  The plan, backed by 34 Democrats on the 51-member New York City Council, would allow non-citizens with green cards, visas, and work authorization to vote in city elections so long as they have resided in New York City for at least 30 consecutive days.  The plan indicates that legal immigrants on green cards or an employment visa who have lived in New York City for at least a month would be able to vote for mayor, comptroller, public advocate borough presidents, council members, and changes to city policy.

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Of course non-citizens won't be permitted to vote for the governor or U.S. president — at first.  Give it a few years.  Changes like this always take place incrementally.

Why Aren't Americans Protesting in the Streets?  Here's a question for any American who is capable of thinking past next week:  Why [...] are you not out in the streets, protesting peacefully against what the Democrats in Washington are trying to do to the federal budget?  Seriously, what is wrong with you?  Why aren't you calling for town halls?  Why aren't you forming committees?  Why aren't you calling Congress and demanding that it stop?  Judging by its current behavior, the federal government has decided to completely give up on reality.  But you haven't, right?  Right?  What the Democrats are trying right now would be nothing short of a catastrophe.

Democrat plan to bankrupt Medicare in a year.  Democrats now plan to ruin Medicare to get us all on Medicaid as part of their $3.5 trillion 'human infrastructure' bill.  The plan is for Medicare to completely cover dental, vision, hearing services, and more.  They plan to give Medicare to younger people of age 60.  Illegal aliens will receive it.  Democrats want to give it to people with lower incomes.  Medicare is a program for the elderly and disabled.  Democrats will turn it into full-on welfare.  It's part of their plan to make more people dependent on the central government.  "Democrats are ramming through a reckless new expansion of Medicare — just as it's a few years from bankruptcy," said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, in prepared remarks at a House Ways and Means Committee session on Thursday as debate began on portions of Democrats' massive legislative package.  Economic illiterate Bernie Sanders has come up with the plan.  The plan to cover the cost is to tax the rich, who already pay most of the taxes.  Everything will be at the expense of the rich and there just aren't enough of them.  The middle class will pay for it.

They Intend to Destroy America.  [The Democrats'] "Voter Rights" bill currently making its way through Congress has nothing to do with voter rights; it's about legalizing every method of cheating they used in the 2020 election.  The current bill is an attempt to thwart the Constitution and the fifty states' constitutionally derived powers to oversee their own elections.  Nothing the Democrat party or its leftist, social democrat politicians want to do is good for America.  They run to the same old playbook, and none of it has ever worked, anywhere, or any time it has been tried.  We are at a turning point.  Don't let them win.  Resist!

Politico: Biden's domestic agenda [is] near collapse — and Dems know it.  A trillion here, a trillion there, and sooner or later people start noticing the math doesn't add up.  Enough people have noticed this about Joe Biden's expansive and expensive domestic agenda to put the entire enterprise on the verge of collapse.  And Democrats know it, Politico reports, but are too torn to stop what appears to be inevitable: [...] As pointed out in my earlier post, Biden has suddenly gone from team leader to albatross in the midterm fight.  His approval polls have sharply tanked ever since the debacle in Afghanistan, making it even more difficult to get moderate Democrats behind Biden.  The big question now is whether Biden can rebound from it, or whether this becomes a Hurricane Katrina confidence-crisis cascade.  That may depend in large part whether national media outlets choose to keep providing Biden cover on the abandoned Americans in Afghanistan, but if hostage situations arise, that will become an impossible task.

Democrats Plan Tax Giveaway To The Rich, Bailout To Blue States.  For a party that purportedly wants to "tax the rich," Democrats sure have a funny way of showing it.  Bloomberg reported on Friday [9/17/2021] that a potential repeal of the cap for state and local taxes — the SALT cap, to use Washington nomenclature — would erase most of the tax increases included in the House's version of the $3.5 trillion spending bill being considered by Congress.  In some cases, relatively affluent families could actually see a tax cut.  It's all part of Democrats' scam to bail out blue states (again), and the union organizations that dominate same.  Lawmakers in these blue states — California liberals like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — want working-class families in red states like Florida and Texas to subsidize residents making $200,000, $400,000, or more in places like New York and New Jersey.

Wider implications for the US of being a major welfare state.  In the reconciliation package now being debated in Washington, President Joe Biden and many congressional Democrats aim to expand the size and scope of government substantially.  Americans should be wary of their plans — not only because of the sizeable budgetary cost but also because of the broader risks to economic prosperity.  The details of the ambitious $3.5 trillion social spending Bill are still being discussed, so it is unclear what it will end up including.  In many ways, it seems like a grab bag of initiatives assembled from the progressive wish list.  [Paywall]

A Democratic plan to wipe out independent contractors.  As Washington turns its attention to a massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, every household across America should be on high alert because some Democrats want to take away the right to work.  Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is championing a bill to radically overhaul America's unemployment system.  The legislation would model our federal system on a California law that is so unpopular and so poorly written that emergency action was required to avoid severely disrupting the state's economy.  The Wyden Plan would federalize California's failed economic experiment.  Under his Plan, a restrictive federal worker classification test (the ABC Test) is used to determine unemployment eligibility.  And if states refuse to use the federal test, unemployment taxes for businesses in those states become punitive, rising to 5.4 percent per employee.  The goal of this plan is ultimately to force independent contractors in all 50 states to become employees for federal unemployment tax purposes.

Top GOP tax writer says Biden spending package 'most dangerous' he has seen.  A chief architect of the 2017 tax cuts said Democrats' multitrillion-dollar tax and spending package is the "most dangerous" he has seen during his more than two decades in Congress.  Rep. Kevin Brady, the ranking member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, told the Washington Examiner that he has been working tooth and nail to fight the proposed $3.5 trillion legislative behemoth, which he said dwarfs spending battles of the past.  He lamented the proposal as "tragic."  "Boy, I think it's the most dangerous tax and spending package I have experienced in 25 years in Congress," Brady said.  "This is Godzilla, every other spending package was a horse.  This just swamps anything that's ever been done."  Brady said he fears the spending package is going to "hook a lot of Americans into government dependency."

Democrats Are Trashing the American Work Ethic With Their Spending Bill.  The humongous bill that Democrats in Washington, D.C. are assembling this week is a slap in the face to Americans who work, pay taxes and support their families.  The bill demeans work ethic and glorifies government handouts.  It sends a message that work and self-sufficiency are for suckers.  Better to climb on Uncle Sam's gravy train that will now provide cradle-to-grave benefits.  The social spending bill will give monthly payments to almost all parents based on how many children they have, regardless if anyone in the family works.  Democrats are also promising virtually free child care until kids reach age 5, free community college and, near the end of life, new Medicare and elder care benefits.  The bill also includes 12 weeks paid leave each year for anyone who claims a family member needs care.

Cori Bush, Elizabeth Warren will introduce bill to give HHS power to impose eviction moratoriums.  Progressive lawmakers will introduce legislation this week that will give the Department of Health and Human Services the authority to create federal eviction moratoriums — pushing back against a recent decision by the Supreme Court that ruled the agency did not have the authority to do so.  The introduction of the legislation, sponsored by Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., comes weeks after the high court blocked the Biden administration's eviction moratorium, ruling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not have authority to impose the freeze.  The CDC is one of the arms of HHS.

Joe Biden goes to the beach.  [Scroll down]  Biden's signature $3.5 trillion pork-spending bill to foist government into every aspect of Americans' lives and make them pay for it, turning America into a surveillance state with a social credit system, as well as a green new deal state, with amnesty for 30 million illegals, is in trouble.  From our point of view, that's dandy, but from his point of view, it's a Democrat crisis, given that Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia are feeling enough heat from voters to not go along, while squadsters in the House are saying 'no pork bill, no $1 trillion infrastructure bill' either.  They consider the $3.5 trillion price tag of the Bernie Sanders-crafted bill "a floor."

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Minneapolis Voters May Decide to Scrap Police Department.  Voters in Minneapolis, the city where George Floyd died in police custody, sparking months of destructive protests, will now be able to vote in the upcoming municipal elections on abolishing the police department, the Minnesota Supreme Court said in a reversal of a lower court ruling. [...] "So as not to impair the orderly process of voting, this order is issued with an opinion to follow on a later date," the ruling said.  "The ballot measure — which was proposed by an advocacy group called Yes 4 Minneapolis and approved by the city council on September 7 — comes more than a year after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, a black man, in May 2020," CNN reported.

The true cost of Dems' '$3.5 trillion' plan is actually $5 trillion.  We'll probably keep referring to it as a "$3.5 trillion" bill to avoid confusion, but it's well worth noting that Democrats' "human infrastructure" plan would actually cost far more — at least $5 trillion.  The standard way to "score" costs is to say what they'd be over the first decade.  So to reduce sticker shock, the bill pretends that key new entitlements — in particular, a huge expansion of Medicaid — will expire after just three years.  In reality, at that point Dems will argue that it would be incredibly cruel to not fund "promised" benefits and suggest some new tax hikes to cover the added costs.

After battle over the ballot, early voting begins in Minneapolis.  After a battle over the ballot, early voting begins Friday in Minneapolis.  Residents will get to vote on the ballot question on whether to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new department of public safety.  The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a decision blocking the city from counting votes on the question.  The question on the ballot, to which voters respond "yes" or "no," is as follows:  ["]Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove the Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety that employs a comprehensive public health approach [...] ["]

8 Things You Need to Know About Democrats' Tax Increase Bill.  Congressional Democrats this week finally unveiled the legislative text of the largest tax increase in more than 50 years.  It weighs in at more than 880 pages, so it's no wonder they have attempted to keep the details of the so-called "Build Back Better Act" under wraps.  Whenever the government spends money, it spends somebody else's money — that is to say, a lot of your hard-earned money.  With more than $2 trillion in tax increases, the bill is more than four times Obamacare's $500 billion in tax hikes.  Those tax increases are meant to fund a costly and controversial spending agenda meant to reshape the American economy and permanently expand government control over many aspects of people's lives.  The goal of the liberal proposal is to put more of the economy's resources under the control of politicians and bureaucrats, rather than the private sector.

Socialism Be Not Proud.  [Scroll down]  As its name suggests, the purported goal of communism is to engineer an egalitarian paradise where there is no need for government or police or leaders of any ilk, and everyone lives in perfect commie-cola harmony.  But the student of history finds two curious things about communism in practice.  First, to achieve such a sublime state of being, citizens must first be forcibly stripped of their hard-earned private property — and a great many their lives, it appears (see Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot).  Second, the leaders of the successful revolution are never eager to abdicate the power they have seized to make way for this ever-elusive heaven-on-earth (see Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot).

Liberal groups prod Dems to raise taxes to pay for racial justice agenda.  The NAACP and 27 other liberal groups on Thursday warned Democratic leaders not to back off of plans for higher taxes because higher taxes would improve racial justice.  The groups, which included the Movement for Black Lives and the National Immigration Law Center, made their case for large tax hikes on corporations and the wealthy in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic chairmen of the House and Senate's tax committees.  "We write to make clear how important it is to communities of color that Congress enact a robust budget reconciliation package of at least $3.5 trillion in investments in our communities funded through fairer taxes on the rich and corporations," they wrote.  "This legislation would advance racial equity by narrowing racial income and wealth gaps, as well as by funding these long-overdue investments."

[The] Democrat party [is] the gravest threat to the Republic.  There was a time when the two-party system functioned for America, a time when the Democrat party was patriotic and offered a viable alternative to the GOP. A time when we could agree to disagree about the relative size of government, and various marginal policy issues.  The Democrat party once featured the likes of Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson, and JFK.  That time is long gone.  As are any principles and scruples the party may have had.  It now vehemently disagrees with virtually all the founding principles of the nation.  No longer does it purport to believe in limited government, of, by, and for the people.  It believes in unlimited government, of, by, and for those in government.  It does everything it can to undermine the rule of law and equality under law.  Democrats are summarily assaulting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  They are attacking each of the Ten Amendments, including the right to free speech, and the right to protect oneself.  And now, even the right to control over one's own body.

One-Party Rule:  When Corruption and Radicalism Collide.  New York and California are glaring examples of one-party rule gone bad, resulting in tyrannies of the hard left.  They are also contrasts of how the populace in one state is impotent to reject corrupt, one-party rule and how the populace of the other has availed itself of a constitutional pressure valve, the recall petition, for political self-correction.  Each state demonstrates the extreme dangers of one-party rule recognized 250 years ago by America's Founders and addressed by the U.S. Constitution through federalism at the national level. [...] Californians exercised their constitutional right to recall the unpopular Governor Gavin Newsom.  The September 14 election will determine whether Newsom stays or is replaced by a Republican, most likely talk-show host Larry Elder.  The reasons why Californians are giving Newsom an up or down vote are several:  huge encampments of the homeless, gasoline prices at $5 a gallon, fires raging, water scarce, drug use rampant, and schools among the worst in the nation.  Newsom also grossly mismanaged COVID shutdowns, hurting many small businesses.

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Biden Promising to Lean on Moderates to Pass 'Voting Rights,' Filibuster 'Reform' Bills.  Joe Biden is telling Democratic leaders in the House and Senate that he will lean on moderate Democrats in order to force passage of change to the Senate's filibuster. [...] Biden and the Democrats want a "carve-out" for the electoral power grab known as the "For the People Act."  It would allegedly be a one-time exception to the filibuster and allow for a straight up-or-down vote on the bill, which Democrats mischaracterize as a "voting rights" bill.  Both Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have publicly come out against altering the filibuster and both have expressed doubts about the voter bill without substantial changes.  But Biden apparently believes his powers of persuasion will work on them and other centrist Democrats.

The Biden Administration Announces an End to Its Legislative Agenda.  Effectively, the Biden Administration is signaling to all parties involved that it no longer has any interest in attempting to get legislation through Congress.  Instead, it will simply fight through the use of executive actions that are almost certainly going to be challenged in the courts and fail.  They cannot get even the most basic parts of their agenda through Congress.  Biden himself is so underwater in the polling and in the eyes of his peers that he has no political clout to speak of.  His policies are being stopped by Joe Manchin, a member of his own party, who is more concerned with his voters and his re-election chances than he is pushing the party's agenda.  And that, by the way, is a clear sign that the Democratic Party, not the Republican Party, is falling apart at the seams.  When your party is in power, you have some leeway to push the party agenda even if your voters don't like it.  But if you can't even get a single piece of your legislative agenda through Congress because of a member of your own party, you're in serious trouble.

Biden's $3.5 Trillion 'Infrastructure' Plan Includes Massive Attacks on U.S. Energy Producers.  The American Petroleum Institute and others are sounding the alarm about hidden provisions in the Democrats' massive infrastructure bill.  The $3.5 trillion bill includes a great deal of spending that has nothing to do with infrastructure, and. according to the API, it also includes pernicious attacks on U.S. energy producers.  That's included in the bill's latest mark-up.  The energy-related provisions take direct aim at production on federal leases, which Biden already paused via executive order, but then lost on when several states took him to court.  The provisions in the so-called infrastructure bill go far beyond even what Biden's lease pause sought to accomplish, attacking the very viability of producing energy on federal lands.

Ron Klain: $3.5T Democrat Agenda 'Adds Nothing to the Debt — Nothing to the Debt'.  In the evenly divided Senate, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia has made it clear, in writing, that he does not support the $3.5-trillion reconciliation bill, which contains massive new entitlement programs long favored by Democrats.  But Ron Klain, President Biden's chief of staff, told CNN on Sunday [9/5/2021] he believes the package will pass, despite Manchin's "strong views" on the price tag.  "We're going to work together to find a way to put together a package that can pass the House, that can pass the Senate, that can be put on the president's desk and signed into law," Klain told "State of the Union" with Dana Bash.

Judge Rejects Minneapolis Ballot Language on Policing.  A judge struck down ballot language Tuesday that aimed to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new agency, saying the wording was misleading and unworkable.  "The court finds that the current ballot language is vague, ambiguous and incapable of implementation, and is insufficient to identify the amendment clearly," Hennepin County District Judge Jamie Anderson wrote.  "It is unreasonable and misleading."  Anderson issued the order just ahead of a looming deadline for ballots to go to the printer.  The proposed amendment to the city charter, approved by the City Council last month, would have asked voters whether to replace the police force with a new but mostly undefined Department of Public Safety that takes a "comprehensive public health approach" and "may include" police officers.  It would have removed a mandate that the city have a police department and provide at least minimum staffing levels based on population.  The council instead of the mayor would control the new entity.  The proposal had its roots in the "defund the police" movement that gained steam after last summer's police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Biden admin is starting to get serious about border security ... in Tajikistan.  While our border is experiencing a historic surge of illegal immigrants (but I've been told its racist to try to keep them out), we're busy building border facilities in a Soviet-bloc nation to protect them from the terrorists that just got a nation and $85 billion in military goodies from us.

Job No. 1 for GOP: Try to stop Bernie's $3.5 trillion monstrosity.  How radical is the Democrats' $3.5 trillion monstrous spending bill?  Well, it's not only the single most expensive legislation in American history, it may well be the most far-reaching expansion of the welfare state as well.  Democrats have crammed pieces of virtually every one of their agenda items into the bill, including implementing parts of Green New Deal, amnesty for illegal immigrants, expanding Medicare and funding union bailouts.  It is also the first American budget bill authored by a socialist.  If Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders gets his way, Democrats will have spent $5 trillion this year alone — more than all the money American outlays for World War II, even after adjusting the cost for inflation.

The case for impeachment.  Article II also obligates the President to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." These include the immigration laws.  Article IV requires the federal government to protect every state against invasion.  Clearly, by opening the southern border, President Biden has failed to faithfully execute the immigration laws, to fulfill his constitutional duty to protect the states against invasion or to protect the health and safety of our citizens.  The political rationale for opening the border to Central Americans is to change the demographics of the country to bolster the rolls of Democrat voters.  Many states do not require citizenship as a requirement for voter registration, and several automatically register people to vote when they are issued a drivers' license.  Cubans, however, are unwelcome, presumably because they tend to vote Republican.  More than a million aliens have entered illegally since Biden took office.  Many who cross illegally carry COVID, or are members of criminal gangs, bringing fentanyl, heroin, meth, or children trafficked into sexual slavery.  It is outrageous that a President would sacrifice the health and safety of his citizens to solidify his Party's grip on power.

Yes, the 2020 election was stolen.  Since taking office in January, they have enabled an unprecedented tidal wave of illegal aliens, many COVID-positive, to freely enter the U.S. They have presided over an explosion of violent crime from coast to coast directly caused by Democrat policies like "defunding the police," releasing incarcerated violent offenders and refusing to prosecute rioters, arsonists and shoplifters.  They've reversed Trump's unemployment gains and energy self-sufficiency, seriously inflated the nation's currency by creating trillions of new dollars to fund astronomically expensive socialist spending programs, and weaponized COVID-19 to keep Americans fearful, insecure, poor and dependent on government handouts.  They are even forcing America's children to wear masks all day at school, even though children face virtually zero risk from the virus, while masks cause proven harm, both physically and psychologically.  Biden and Harris have prioritized recruiting transgenders into the military while mandating the nation's armed forces be force-fed anti-American "critical race theory" to make them hate the country they're sworn to defend.  Internationally, Biden and Harris have projected shocking weakness to America's adversaries, from China to Russia to Iran, all of which predictably are becoming ever bolder in threatening their neighbors — and the U.S.

Not Incompetence:  Afghanistan and Globalism.  Democrats found the perfect puppet to happily sit in the Oval Office and lie and deceive with total ease.  In the first two weeks of Biden's presidency, he signed 28 executive orders to reassure international globalists and erase anything Trump had done.  The goal was to bring back trust and confidence in the promises American globalists have given international fellow globalists, especially China.  The message was "we're back in charge," and "never mind the four-year Trump glitch; we'll erase it from history by impeaching him twice."  Now they must rush to eliminate America's borders to pave the way for accomplishing the implementation of "Region 1." [...] Globalist's "Region 2" is coming along well.  Which region will fall to the globalist plan next?  Will it be Taiwan, given to China?  After giving Russia the pipeline, what's next?  Ukraine?  The actions of socialist-globalist Democrats speak for themselves, and no, they are not incompetent; rather, they are deceptive.  They're hell-bent on executing their globalist dreams without debate, elections, or transparency.  They are reckless with the future of America and determined to move with a historically proven failed plan with no guarantees from tyrannical nations who are happy to be given a weakened America without borders.

Why Do Media Fact Checkers Keep Ignoring This Biden Big Lie?  At a press briefing on Tuesday [8/24/2021] that was ostensibly about the unfolding disaster in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden opened his remarks by touting the $3.5 trillion spending disaster that Democrats are trying to ram through in Washington.  Biden has spun a web of lies to defend both. [...] That phrase — "transform America" — ought to scare Americans.  After all, what exactly does Biden want to transform the world's biggest, most prosperous, most free nation into?  An inflation-riddled, welfare-dependent, socialist basket case?  That's what the $3.5 trillion plan, which includes a massive expansion in federal entitlements and government meddling, is trying to achieve.  Then Biden went on to repeat the biggest of his Big Lies about the economy, one that media fact-checkers — too exhausted, apparently, from years spent fact-checking every utterance of President Donald Trump's — keep missing.  "When I became president," he said, "it was clear that we had to confront an immediate economic crisis — the most significant recession we've had since the Depression, or at least since Johnson."  Biden knows that's not true.  Reporters covering the White House ought to know that's not true.  The public deserves to know that it is a bald-faced lie.

Democratic-led House authorizes $3.5 trillion of spending as national debt climbs to $29 trillion.  The Democratic-led House on Tuesday [8/24/2021] authorized $3.5 trillion of spending in a party-line vote, as the national debt climbs to a record $29 trillion.  The final vote was 220-212.  Of the members voting, 96 lawmakers submitted proxy letters to allow them to cast their votes remotely under a system the House adopted at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.  Using budget reconciliation allowed Democrats to bypass the filibuster in the Senate and push through the $3.5 trillion resolution without votes from Republicans in the 50-50 Senate.  Democrats adopted the same strategy to pass the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which was the second largest stimulus bill in U.S. history.  The resolution authorizes $3.5 trillion in spending on new programs like universal pre-K, tuition free community college, support for child care, Medicaid expansion, legal status for certain categories of illegal immigrants and other provisions.  The formal legislative language of the reconciliation bill has not been drafted yet.

Biden's crimes.  Where is Congress?  Biden has blown up the reputation of the US and proven that he and his band of milquetoasts are wholly without decency, ethics, and any sense of morality.  This is a bad bunch of people who have taken Obama's intent to bring America down a peg and doubled down.  They are orchestrating our defeat which, given what he has surrendered to the Taliban/Al Qaeda/ ISIS, may lead to our destruction.  So, why are the men and women of Congress not standing together demanding that these treasonous tools of China be removed from office immediately?  Who do they represent if not the American people?  Biden is putting their families at risk along with the rest of us.  Biden's clumsy and lethal withdrawal from Afghanistan proves, once and for all, his malevolence.  He opened the southern border to all comers on the first day of his administration.  He is hosting an invasion, welcoming migrants with covid, syphilis, AIDS, TB, and probably many more diseases, some long ago eradicated in the US.  They are gang members, cartel employees, and sex traffickers and of course there are innocents among them.  Biden is preventing the deportation of all of them.  This can only be a calculated plan to infect Americans with covid and other communicable diseases and the crime that will surely infect their communities.  And now he is vowing to bring tens of thousands of Afghani refugees to our cities and towns.

The Real Reason Democratic 'Moderates' Are Revolting Over the Biden-Pelosi Agenda.  The moderates don't trust Pelosi to keep her word on passing the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate two weeks ago at the same time as the House agrees to consider the budget bill.  It's a delicate dance that Pelosi is trying to choreograph, with the radicals not trusting her to deliver on the massive budget bill and the moderates not trusting her to keep her word on voting for the infrastructure deal.  Indeed, if the massive spending bill is passed by the House, many of the radicals wouldn't see the need for an infrastructure bill.  Conversely, the moderates don't want to be stuck voting for the hyperpartisan spending bill without the infrastructure bill.  It would be the kiss of death in swing districts, and it would be a major selling point for any of their Republican opponents.  Both groups feel they've been doublecrossed before.  Now, it's degenerated into a trillion-dollar game of chicken.

Afghanistan eats Joe and Nancy's pork.  On the night before Afghanistan collapsed, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and all the bigfoot Democrats were in the catbird seat.  Their $4.5-trillion stimulus package was in the bag with both houses of Congress, and all that was left was the vote.  Now things have changed. [...] The $1-trillion "infrastructure" bill, along with its Bernie Sanders-crafted $3.5-trillion "reconciliation" bill, are falling apart fast.  The Associated Press is making no bones about it.  Nancy Pelosi is begging her own moderates to play ball, and time is running out.  Nine Democrats are vowing to withhold votes, likely because they are hearing from voters, and Pelosi can afford to lose only three.

Overnight Nancy Pelosi Changes House Rules to Pass Green New Deal $3.5 Trillion Spending Package While Everyone Distracted by Afghanistan.  If you remember how Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi forced former Representative Bart Stupak and the 19 Blue Dog democrats to cave on the Obamacare construct in 2010, then you have a solid reference point for what Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are doing right now.  As you are reading this Nancy Pelosi has pulled together her leadership group overnight to change the House rules for legislative passage of the $3.5 trillion Green New Deal spending package under the auspices of "infrastructure."  This $3.5 trillion spending bill is in addition to the $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that came from the Senate, and... she is using the $2 trillion budget package as the carrier for a slick "Deem and Pass" maneuver.  As we have seen before, right now Pelosi is changing the House rules to have a single vote on the current budget proposal which will include a 'deem and pass' provision that adds the $3.5 trillion Green New Deal spending package to it.

Nancy Pelosi will probably bow to far left to push $3.5 trillion in spending.  Nearly 20 Senate Republicans have foolishly signed on to a bipartisan bill with $550 billion in new infrastructure spending.  By contrast, Democrats must go it alone to pass the American Families Plan, their $3.5 trillion package of welfare spending and all sorts of other goodies.  Dems are trying to cram the plan through the budget reconciliation process as the House reconvenes Monday morning [8/23/2021].  The $3.5 trillion plan still faces some hurdles in clearing Senate rules, under which budget bills are only supposed to contain spending, taxes and other things related to them — not new laws.  Sen. Mitch McConnell is also pledging a vote against raising the federal debt ceiling if Democrats forge ahead with the $3.5 trillion in spending on their own.  But the minority leader can't actually stop the Democrats if they are united.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Funds Removing Carbon Dioxide From the Air.  If the driver of climate change is too much carbon dioxide, then one solution would be to remove that gas from the air.  The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate on Aug. 10 includes massive investments in direct air capture technologies to do just that.  These technologies have elicited interest from the private sector and other governments as well as continued skepticism from some quarters.  Alongside $2.5 billion to develop commercial carbon sequestration and transportation, as well as billions more in related spending, the bill allocates $3.5 billion from 2022 through 2026 to create four regional direct air capture hubs, which are intended to help curb greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by taking in air and removing carbon dioxide from it.  According to the bill, the hubs will be a network of air capture systems along with infrastructure for transporting and sequestering carbon dioxide, unspecified subsurface resources, and possible off-takers for carbon dioxide utilization.  Each network will be expected to capture and handle at least 1 million metric tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide per year.

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[#1] The article above starts out with If, and the rest of the article — and 3½ billion dollars in wasteful spending — is based on the rash presupposition that CO2 is harmful, which it isn't.  Water vapor plays a far greater role in the greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide does.  Let's see you squeeze all the water vapor out of the air first!  [#2] Where are they going to stash all that CO2?  What happens when a pipe ruptures and all that CO2 escapes?  Bhopal.  The giant cloud of CO2 will stay close to the ground and silently asphyxiate everybody in its path.  (CO2 is harmless when it's only .04 percent of the ambient air, but it's not harmless at 100 percent.)  [#3] Carbon dioxide is plant food.  It is not a pollutant.  It is supposed to be in the atmosphere.  It is not a threat.  [#4] China has no use for this foolishness, and the industrial activity in China this week will negate everything this project accomplishes in the next 100 years.  [#5] The mass of the atmosphere is about 5.15×10^18 kg.  The carbon dioxide content is .04 percent, which would be 2.06×10^15 kg.  That's two trillion metric tons of CO2.  To reduce that amount by one tenth of one percent would require the extraction and sequestration of two billion tons of CO2.  The factory described in the article above could easily do that, in only two thousand years!  And where would all this carbon dioxide be stored?  What country has enough spare energy (i.e., electric power, probably derived from the combustion of coal) to operate the machinery to remove that much CO2 from the atmosphere?  [#6] Who decides what is the Goldilocks amount of CO2 in the atmosphere?  The people in charge of this project should set a target amount like 390 parts per million and quit when they get there — which they won't.

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The Drossy Touch of Joe Biden.  Biden is nothing much at all.  He's just a cardboard-cut out, a garden-variety Democratic Party hack, who is against anything conservatives are for.  He assumes he will undo all that Trump did, on the theory it is simple and easy for him in his lazy, senior moments.  And he is tired anyway of thinking much beyond such Pavlovian rejectionism.  A closed border is bad; presto, open borders are good.  Improving race relations is bad; deteriorating relations must be good.  Energy independence bad; dependency good.  Biden works on autopilot in his minimalist day job:  just cancel anything that Trump did and worry nothing about the effects on the American people.

A Call to Action.  [Scroll down]  Independents and moderates don't like this any more than we do.  They understand that Democrats destabilize our democracy when they flout the law, disregard the Constitution, or defund the police.  They see the hypocrisy in opening the border with no restrictions for COVID, criminality, or skills, yet closing it to Cubans or Afghans escaping real persecution.  They fear being silenced by the Army of the Woke or petty authoritarians using COVID to curtail their freedoms.  They're revolted by demands to end racism with racism and nullify all of education and history, achievement and progress in the name of white supremacy and privilege.  They justifiably recoil when activists co-opt their children's mental health with fanciful notions that something humankind has always taken for granted, is a choice along an ever-changing gender continuum.

Dems Intro Bill Banning Unvaxxed Americans From Flying.  Democratic Congressman Ritchie Torres unveiled a legislative effort to ban Americans opting to not get vaccinated against COVID-19 from taking domestic and international flights.  The New York Congressman sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lobbying the agencies to only allow Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 on domestic and international flights.  He introduced a complementary bill in the House necessitating that "any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19."  It has since been referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, where he serves as the Vice-Chair.  "The TSA never allows people to enter planes or airports with a weapon, and the delta variant is a weapon," Torres remarked.  "It is a threat to everyone in an airport and everyone on a plane," he added in defense of the bill.

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Why would he say, "the delta variant is a weapon?"  Who is using it as a weapon?  As recently as a year ago, if you had said Covid-19 was a weapon, you would have been ostracized, or worse.

Where The Sun Don't Shine:  Climate Alarmists' Thinking.  "We're building," reads the headline of an op-ed written by Sen. Bernie Sanders for the British Guardian, "Congress' strongest-ever climate bill."  Why?  "Because the planet is in peril." [...] Backed by nothing more than a bloated certitude, the Vermont socialist declares "the planet will face enormous and irreversible damage" if "the United States, China and the rest of the world do not act extremely aggressively to cut carbon emissions." [...] Human CO2 emissions, in the febrile minds of Sanders and other members of the climate doomsday cult, is responsible for a nearly uncountable number of ills:  hotter temperatures, more potent storms, wildfires, melting ice caps and glaciers, armed conflict, migration, poverty, famine, drought, floods, species extinction, weeds, pests ... and a host of conditions and events so absurd no half-rational person would ever think of them.  Virulent though it might be, Trump Derangement Syndrome is hardly the mental health menace that Carbon Obsession Disorder has been for decades[.]  Occasionally alarmists will point out that methane is a greenhouse gas.  Yet their fixation has long been on CO2.  But let's be clear:  Other factors impact climate and temperature, and few can match the power of the sun (which Democrats should be confident in, since they worship at the altar of the solar panel).

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[#1] Carbon dioxide is not carbon.  Carbon dioxide is plant food.  It is not a pollutant.  There is no "climate emergency."  The planet is not "in peril."  [#2]  If you're waiting for "China and the rest of the world... to cut carbon [dioxide] emissions," you're simply out of luck, because China has ambitious plans, and those plans apparently involve a lot of electric power, since they're rapidly expanding the number of coal-fired power plants in their country.  Obviously, they couldn't care less about carbon dioxide, even though their politicians are way off to the left of America's socialist Democrats.  Any action taken by the U.S. to curtail CO2 emissions will only damage the U.S. economy (which appears to be the socialists' goal) unless China does the same.

Are We in a Revolution and Don't Even Know It?  [Scroll down]  Another revolutionary crackpot idea was ending nuclear power and fossil fuels and replacing them with wind and solar generation that would power our homes and our new envisioned national fleet of electric cars.  No one quite believed the revolutionary Left would be so suicidal as to spike the energy costs of the middle class, make the United States dependent again on imported oil from the autocratic Middle East and Russia, and strangle the oil and gas industry that had enriched America.  But without much debate, Joe Biden has cancelled the huge ANWR oil and gas project in Alaska.  He shut down the Keystone Pipeline and destroyed Alberta's export of oil to the United States.  He nixed all new fossil fuel leases on federal lands.  He discouraged frackers from using their full inventory of rigs.  As gasoline heads to $5 a gallon, Joe Biden, in the months before the next midterm elections, asks OPEC to send us its hated carbon fuel to help our addicted, but suddenly furious, commuter-voters.

Democrat Strategist Says Dems Needs to Steamroll Their Agenda While They Still Can.  Things just keep getting worse and worse for Joe Biden, and his poll numbers are starting to take a hit.  Both the RealClearPolitics average and the FiveThirtyEight average have his job approval below 50 percent — and that's before all polls have taken into account what's happened in Afghanistan. [...] Historically speaking, the party in power typically loses seats in the midterm elections, and Biden's missteps aren't helping Democrat prospects.  But the embarrassing debacle in Afghanistan seems poised to hurt the Democrats even more, and one Democrat strategist thinks it's time for the Democrats to steamroll their agenda through Congress while they still have a majority.

House Democrats push voting bill that aims to upend Supreme Court decisions.  House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping election bill that would reestablish provisions of the Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court has already struck down in an effort to advance voting reforms that have repeatedly stalled on Capitol Hill.  On Tuesday [8/17/2021], Alabama Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, or H.R. 4, against the backdrop of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where famous protest marches occurred in March 1965.  The bill's namesake, who died last year, marched in Selma alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  It was part of Democratic attempts to wrap the legislation in the language and urgency of the original Voting Rights Act, which passed during the Civil Rights era to combat actively discriminatory practices still in use in some Southern states.  However, in the decades since its passage, the Supreme Court has declared several of its provisions unconstitutional.

The Incoherent Biden Administration.  Once in a while during the Obama Administration some people liked to say that a re-run of the Carter presidency was a best-case scenario, but that is really coming true under President Biden. [...] See if you can work out any consistency in these positions:
  •   The current burst of inflation is only "transitory" they tell us, but we need to give a permanent 25 percent boost in benefits for Food Stamp recipients.
  •   We need to stop producing and transporting fossil fuels here at home, but please, pretty please OPEC and Russia, will you pump more oil out of the ground to help us keep our gasoline prices down?  (No thanks, they have said so far.)  Related:  Canada's Keystone pipeline must be stopped because it is a threat to the planet, but by all means let's bless Russia's huge gas pipeline to Germany.  Remind me again why people thought Trump was in the pocket of the Russians?
  •   This last point—on the contradictions of Biden's energy and climate policies—is not lost on environmentalists, and they are not happy.

Levin: Biden operating 'the most diabolical presidency and Democratic Party probably since slavery'.  President Biden is engineering the "most diabolical presidency and most diabolical Democratic Party, probably since slavery," former Reagan Justice Department chief of staff Mark Levin said Sunday on "Life, Liberty & Levin."  Hosting guests Stephen Moore and Stephen Miller, Levin called the sudden "Marxist" lurch of the federal government a "massive de-growth movement dress[ed] up as climate change and the Green New Deal."  He added that congressional Democrats with Biden's blessing seek to permanently transform America from a capitalist model to one that is far to the left by ushering in "American Marxism" through massive legislative bills disguised as "infrastructure" and "voting rights."  Combined, he said, the Democrats seek to nullify the opposition Republican Party and control all levers of power in a way not seen in over 150 years.

Biden Can't Stand Prosperity.  A new Fox News poll shows that 59 percent of registered Democrats have a positive view of socialism.  It's little wonder that our "moderate" president has lurched so far to the left.  He's just appeasing his base.  Biden would deny that, of course, yet the Big Government programs he and his congressional accomplices are pushing reek of socialism.  It's no coincidence that we are already experiencing a classic feature of that failed economic system — accelerating inflation.  Aggregate inflation during the Trump years averaged 1.9 percent.  It has now reached 5.4 percent according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report.  That spike was driven by a whopping 23.8 percent increase in energy prices.  Biden's war on U.S. energy production and incontinent spending, which he and congressional Democrats very much want to sustain with pork-filled infrastructure bills, has many Americans genuinely worried.

American Jobs Bill:  Fantasy, Fiasco.  The American Jobs Plan (AJP), AKA The Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act, is a proposal by U.S. president Joe Biden to spend $2+ trillion on U.S. infrastructure over eight years. [...] The bill lacks a conceptual and logical foundation.  It is a hybrid of types of legislation from the Progressive Era of American history, elements of New Deal thinking, and has some ideas taken from the pathetic stimulus package with its nonexistent "shovel ready" jobs during the Obama years.  U.S. government intensification of control of the railroads in this proposed legislation is an updating of the thinking that led to the creation of the ICC in 1887, whereby railroad rates and later wages came under U.S. government oversight.  By the way, in 1995, the ICC was replaced by the Surface Transportation Board, which now has regulatory authority over intercity buses, pipeline carriers, and interstate moving as well as railroads.  This is further evidence that when governmental authority is enhanced, over time, its purview and authority become broader and broader.

Schumer Gloats Amnesty Vehicle Reconciliations Budget Bill is New Global Transformational Move.  ALIPAC.us is calling on American activists to phone US Senate offices to oppose the plan to break Senate rules by inserting immigration reform Amnesty legislation, and other non-germane issues into the reconciliation budget bill. [...] ALIPAC contends that Schumer is willing to break Senate rules by inserting language not germane to the budget because Democrats want to pass Amnesty for illegal immigrants and perhaps other unpopular provisions with only 50 votes instead of the 60 needed to surpass a filibuster.  "Every American should be outraged and on the phones to Senators demanding they abandon this unscrupulous skullduggery designed to give Amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, who in turn are expected to give Democrats super-majorities in US elections and elected bodies," said William Gheen, Spokesman of ALIPAC.us.  "Chuck Schumer just spilled the beans by letting everyone who pays attention know that the true goal of the 50 vote reconciliation budget bill is to transform America into a globalist controlled region!"

Report: Pelosi May "Sacrifice" Vulnerable Democrats to Advance the Liberal Swamp Agenda.  According to a new report, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may "sacrifice" vulnerable Democrats in the House by cutting their campaigning short so that she could advance far-left Democrat agendas.  Politicians in the month of August are rewarded with a "recess" which is usually used as campaigning time however Speaker Pelosi seems to have a different plan this time around.  With Democrats holding a slim majority in the House and their hopes of keeping that majority fading, Pelosi reportedly wants to cut the House's recess short so that they can push through far-left agendas.

Democrat Budget Includes $107 Billion Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.  The framework for a $3.5 trillion Democrat budget resolution includes plans to provide amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in the United States via the filibuster-proof reconciliation process.  On Monday [8/9/2021], Senate Democrats unveiled the budget framework, which includes a series of instructions for various Senate committees to craft specific plans.  As such, the framework instructs the Senate Judiciary Committee to spend $107 billion in American taxpayer money on amnesty for illegal aliens.  The language of the framework is vague, asking the Judiciary Committee members to give "lawful permanent status for qualified immigrants."  Those who would qualify for such an amnesty remain unclear.  The cost of the amnesty to taxpayers is just slightly lower than Senate Budget Committee chairman Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) amnesty plan, which was projected to cost $150 billion.

Another Inflation Record Gets Broken as Biden's Senility Hits Home.  I'd like to say that I had good news to report today regarding the inflation we were assured would be temporary by the powers that be.  Unfortunately, it's only accelerating, with middle-class families seeing the entirety of the past several years' wage growth wiped out over the course of a few months.  Today, the record for the year-over-year increase in producer cost inflation was set at 7.8% and there's no end in sight.  That breaks the previous record which was set in June of this year. [...] What was Joe Biden's response to this?  Well, he took to the teleprompter to let it be known that his "build back better" policies were actually lowering costs.  It's like he's on another planet.

No to a debt ceiling increase.  Sometimes when you go into a store with expensive merchandise on the shelves, you will see a sign that says, "You break it, you buy it."  That's a good slogan for the Republicans as they continue to battle the Left's economically catastrophic quest to bankrupt our country by authorizing some $6 trillion of new spending.  This is the economic theory that if the ship is sailing toward an iceberg, best to speed up.  Under the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer plan, the national debt, which is already nearly $30 trillion and well above the warning sign of 100% of our gross domestic product, would soar to close to $50 trillion in 10 years.  A new study by FreedomWorks shows that the debt under the Democratic plan could rise to 200% of GDP over the next decade — almost twice as high as any previous time in our nation's history.  This debt explosion will happen even though Democrats are also planning one of American history's most significant tax increases.

Senate passes framework of $3.5T budget reconciliation package in party-line vote.  The Senate voted early Wednesday [8/11/2021] to pass the framework of the hotly contested, $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package after a nearly 15-hour-long vote-a-rama in Washington, D.C., and if there was any camaraderie on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, it seemed to have taken a holiday after this vote.  The vote was procedural and the initial step in the budget reconciliation process that could eventually allow Democrats to pass the package without a single Republican vote.  The vote on Wednesday was 50-49, and straight down party lines.  Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said the resolution paves the way "for legislation that would redefine the very role of the federal government in the lives of average Americans, all under a 50-50 Senate, a razor-thin majority in the House, and a President who was elected on moderation."

11 Notable Topics in Senate Vote-a-Rama on Spending $3.5 Trillion.  In forcing through a $3.5 trillion spending bill that includes portions of the Green New Deal and lays the groundwork to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, Senate Democrats killed numerous Republican amendments that would promote energy independence, reopen classrooms, and rein in the IRS.  The massive spending bill passed on a 50-49 vote along party lines. [...]

Democratic-led Senate OKs more than $4 trillion of spending in less than 24 hours.  The Democratic-led Senate voted to authorize more than $4 trillion of federal spending in less than 24 hours between Tuesday [8/10/2021] and Wednesday morning.  The Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which includes $517 billion in new spending and a reauthorization of funding from the highway bill, at 11:17 am on Tuesday.  The Senate moved to debate on the Democrats' filibuster-proof $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation proposal.  The framework for the plan authorizing that level of federal spending passed in a 50-49 vote early Wednesday morning at 3:50 am.  The reconciliation bill includes new spending programs related to tuition free community college, universal pre-K, support for child care and Medicaid expansion.  It contains tax increases such as a corporate tax rate hike to pay for part of the bill.  Once the proposal is turned into formal legislative language, it will be put up for a final vote on the Senate floor.  It can pass with every Democratic senators' vote plus Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote.

Oil and gas jobs map
Why Does Joe Biden Want to Kill Our Oil and Gas?  In 31 U.S. states the oil and gas industry, directly and indirectly, supported at least 100,000 jobs in each during 2019.  Texas alone had 2.5 million jobs supported by the industry, and California had over 1 million jobs attributable to the industry.  The share of employment supported by the oil and natural gas industry (including direct, indirect and induced impacts) in each state ranges from 2.6 percent in the District of Columbia to 16.7 percent in Oklahoma.  [Map]  Over the last decade, U.S. natural gas production increased by about 60 percent and oil production doubled.  Despite the push by the federal government and a growing number of states to transition to electric vehicles and renewable energy sources, demand for oil is expected to continue to increase through 2050, according to the Energy Information Administration in its Annual Energy Outlook 2021.  This is because it represents over 90 percent of the U.S. transportation sector and is used in over 6000 products essential for modern life.  All of our food, and virtually every good Americans depend upon for living are transported to them by the use of oil.


Biden's radical remaking of America.  Senate Democrats released a 92-page outline of President Joe Biden's agenda Monday morning [8/9/2021].  It is nothing short of a blueprint for a far-left, radical remaking of the United States.  Weighing in at a supposed $3.5 trillion, the Democratic spending plan pushes mothers into full-time jobs with a childcare plan that ignores mothers who want to work at home or part-time.  It punishes married couples with an extended child tax credit that is worth more to single parents.  It creates a universal prekindergarten program, despite convincing evidence from Canada that such programs are harmful to children.  It pumps up a failing higher education system instead of investing in trade schools.  And it raises taxes on working people through a new carbon tax while cutting taxes for rich Democrats in wealthy coastal states.  This legislation is designed to punish those who want to live a traditional way of life and reward those who live a progressive lifestyle.  Worse, it tries to change the very definition of who is American by giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S.

As 'The Squad' Threatens To Tank Infrastructure, Pelosi Is Trying To Hold Back A Full-Blown Civil War.  Progressive Democrats in the House of Representatives, led by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are threatening to blow up a bipartisan infrastructure agreement if the Senate does not pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.  Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Sunday [8/8/2021] that she had "more than enough" votes to tank the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman introduced last Monday.  Sinema pledged on July 28 not to "support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion," leading Ocasio-Cortez to imply that she deliberately created an all-white group of senators to negotiate the package.

Is Our Ruling Class Smart, Dumb, or Really Dumb?  [Scroll down]  The Biden U-Turn on the COVID rent moratorium and the student loan relief extension and the continued unemployment bonuses suggest Option Two:  trying to keep ahead of the peaceful protesters.  If I were Mr. Big I would be saying to my aides that the longer these handouts continue the harder it will be to eliminate them.  This is because the longer the checks go out the more people will adjust their lives around the monthly check and be really angry if it ever goes away.  See, if I were president I would be trying to get the economy back to normal as soon as possible, because I would be worried that all the handouts would distort the economy, and unleash inflation, asset bubbles, and recessions that would wreck my presidency. [...] That's what I'd be thinking, for all that I'm no genius.

Society, Not Socialism.  Socialism is the single greatest mechanism for dehumanizing the world's population the world has ever known.  This takeover of society by government is what has led us to the brink of disaster today.  By denying complex societies the chance to solve complex problems and instead insisting on one-size-fits-all solutions at every turn, our social system is on the verge of collapse.  Although it pretends otherwise, in its heart, socialism yearns for the king's prerogative.  Yet it is the king's prerogative that leads to arbitrary rule-making, social strife, and ultimately revolution.  By destroying society, the socialists have constructed a system that will cascade toward total collapse.  Once it does, it is up to us to pick up the pieces and rebuild society once again.

Nine Things to Know About Senate's $1.1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill.  The Senate unveiled its long-awaited $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday.  In a textbook example of Washington dysfunction, members and the public will only have a few days to review 2,702 pages of programs and provisions before it's voted on. [...] This package would be the largest tax-and-spend bill in the history of the world.  It would hike taxes on investment just when the economic recovery needs it most, seek to give amnesty to illegal immigrants, expand welfare benefits on a scale not seen in generations, and deliver the radical Green New Deal agenda.  While the bill's spending is focused on transportation, that doesn't mean Congress is making a smart investment.  On the contrary:  it adds as much new spending to modes like mass transit and Amtrak as it does for highways, even though buses and rail account for only a tiny fraction of travel.  Even the value of highway funding is hampered by wasteful set-asides:  $2 million per year for bee-friendly landscaping, $50 million per year to combat weeds, and expensive mandates that give unionized contractors a leg up on taxpayer-friendly, non-union shops.

CBO Says Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Would Add $256 Billion to Deficits.  Despite repeated claims by supporters that the bipartisan infrastructure package would be fully "paid for," the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday said the bill would actually add $256 billion to deficits.  The official scorekeeper of Congress wrote that, "over the 2021 [to] 2031 period, enacting Senate Amendment 2137 to H.R. 3684 would decrease direct spending by $110 billion, increase revenues by $50 billion, and increase discretionary spending by $415 billion.  On net, the legislation would add $256 billion to projected deficits over that period."

Independent Voters Have Absolutely No Reason to Support Biden, and the Polling Shows It.  [Scroll down]  The problem for Joe Biden now is that the voters who went with the supposed safer and saner bet are no longer sure of their vote.  The proof is in the numbers that came out earlier this week.  Biden currently stands at 53 percent approval, which is too close to that 50 percent mark this early in an administration.  Both Politico and The Hill, in reporting on the poll, point to COVID-19 as the primary concern, but as my colleague Brandon Morse mentioned in the above link, the economy very likely has something to do with it as well.  Not to mention the reporting we're seeing coming out of various school districts where the independent voters are parents who are rejecting far-left critical race theory in their childrens' schools, the teachers' unions fighting to keep schools closed, and many other far-left cultural battles the super progressives of the Democratic Party are very vocally pushing.

Whose Insurrection is it, Anyway?  With much of their radical legislation sent to the dustbin by a couple of stiff Democrat necks and a surprising Republican unanimity in the Senate, the clock is winding down to a Democrat bloodbath in the 2022 House elections.  In a panic, they have doubled down.  The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is the opening act and Trojan Horse for a budget reconciliation scheme to steal another $3.5 trillion from the taxpayers before the midterms.  That sticker price kisses the backsides of climate activists, offers free college, forces a paid family and medical leave program on every employer, and includes universal pre-school that allows critical race educators to get their hands on three- and four-year-olds.  Pelosi is back with her famous ObamaCare turn of phrase; to wit, it'll pass Senate muster by simple majority before anyone, save its progressive architects, have read a page.

Rashida Tlaib wants to give a pass to people who don't pay water, electricity or internet bills.  Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib is pushing for legislation that would let people who fail to pay their water, electricity or broadband bills off the hook.  "Cancel water, electricity and broadband debt," the Squad member tweeted Wednesday morning. "#StopTheShutoffs."  She changed her messaging Thursday afternoon — calling for a bailout instead of outright cancellation.

Biden to unveil stricter emissions standards for vehicles, exceeding Obama-era regulations.  President Biden will unveil sweeping new regulations on cars and trucks on Thursday, returning America over the next five years to the strict standards that the Obama administration had imposed but former President Trump walked back.  The proposed rules drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation would tighten emissions standards to be more in line with aggressive measures established by California in 2019, but which Mr. Trump had blocked.  On mileage rules, automakers also will be required to raise their average miles-per-gallon score of their fleets by 3.7% starting with the model year 2023, which would include cars sold next year.  That standard also had been proposed by California.

Exactly what Barack H. Obama would have done in his third term:
Biden's 'Infrastructure' Bill Includes Massive Slush Funds for Green Energy Boondoggles.  Remember when President Obama signed the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009? [...] Two years later, Obama lamented, "Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected."  Obama's so-called infrastructure plan also included a bevy of hand-outs to politically connected "green" energy companies.  Does Solyndra ring a bell?  How about Beacon Power?  Or A123?  Abound Solar?  Ener1?  Unsurprisingly, many of those companies filed for bankruptcy, despite hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government. [...] Yet, President Biden, knowing full well how disastrous Obama's green energy "investments" turned out, is doubling down on even more government "investments" in so-called green energy.

Nine Things to Know About Senate's $1.1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill.  The Senate unveiled its long-awaited $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday.  In a textbook example of Washington dysfunction, members and the public will only have a few days to review 2,702 pages of programs and provisions before it's voted on.  Analysts from The Heritage Foundation have found a variety of flaws that should give pause to legislators in both chambers.

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Senate's trillion-dollar infrastructure bill would require alcohol monitors in all cars to prevent drunk driving and back seat alerts to stop hot car child deaths.  With health and safety provisions like alcohol monitors and technology to curb hot car child deaths, the Senate's 2,700-page infrastructure bill details extensive reforms beyond repairs to the country's roads and bridges.  The $1.2 trillion piece of legislation states that 'advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology must be standard equipment in all new passenger motor vehicles,' and that vehicles should be able to 'prevent or limit' operation if a driver is impaired.  It calls for a window of five to six years for the new standard to go into effect.  About 28 people die in the US every day in drunk driving crashes, according to the NHTSA — one person every 52 minutes.

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Drunk driving is a problem.  Tyranny is a bigger problem.

What is going on in this country?  As the Biden administration continues to peel away the accomplishments of his predecessor, what I hear most from family, friends, and social media posters is a fear that Democrats have become power-mad with their recent ascendancy to a majority position in the House and Senate.  They wonder if the current crop of radical officials is hell-bent on weakening, and ultimately destroying, the country that gave them those positions.  Beginning with reversing President Trump's southern border policies, which has led to an invasion of illegal aliens unprecedented in our history, to the shutdown of the Keystone pipeline, taking away our energy independence, and several other policy changes that adversely affect our safety and our economy, one has to suspect the motives of those in charge. [...] Moreover, as we watch in horror as potentially millions of migrants from all over the world walk casually into our country, Democrats will look us in the face and say things are getting better.

The America Second Agenda.  America Second.  That's the current administration's goal.  Almost immediately once "President" Biden was in office, crude oil and retail gasoline pricing went through the roof.  In a blatant, reckless, unthinking cave to the environmental/green lobby, the new administration canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, forfeiting thousands of good-paying, permanent union jobs in favor of enhancing their woke credentials in the eyes of radical progressives and the leftist media.  Then they withdrew permission to explore for oil in Alaska's ANWR region and canceled several exploratory licenses on federal lands.  Biden also rejoined the meaningless Paris Accords, further demonstrating that the new government is not interested in pursuing an energy independence policy that actually benefits America.  Along with canceling the fossil fuel industry as the very embodiment of anti-woke capitalistic conservatism, the administration wants to cancel or rescind any policy, legislation or Executive Order put in place by President Trump, simply because it was done by President Trump.

Bipartisan So-Called 'Infrastructure' Bill 2,700 Pages Long.  If the United States Senate votes this week on the bipartisan so-called "infrastructure" bill, it would be humanly impossible for any U.S. senator to read it before voting on it.  The text of a draft of the bill, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News from U.S. Senate sources not authorized to leak it, shows the plan is 2,701 pages long.  The text, which Breitbart News is publishing [elsew]here so the public can see what Congress is doing in secret, shows the plan is far more sprawling and expansive than GOP senators, who backed advancing it without text even existing, led their constituents to believe.

Bipartisan 'Infrastructure' Bill Doubles Annual Funding for Commission Run by Manchin's Wife.  The 2,700 pages of the so-called bipartisan "infrastructure" bill released Sunday night by Breitbart News show the commission Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) wife sits on will receive double the funding if passed, in a way to possibly ensure Manchin's swing vote to secure the bill.  The legislation was written in a way to greatly expand the funding and power for the Appalachian Regional Commission, where Gayle Manchin sits as the co-chair.

Biden's infrastructure bill doubles annual funding for commission run by Manchin's wife.  President Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure package is set to be a boon for the wife of Sen. Joe Manchin III, a West Virginia Democrat and key swing vote for the White House's agenda.  Mr. Biden's legislation, as written, greatly expands funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).  The federal agency, which is responsible for promoting economic development in the 13 states that make up Appalachia, is led by Mr. Manchin's wife, Gayle.  According to language included within the infrastructure bill, which was released Sunday night, the ARC is set to receive an additional billion dollars over the next four years.  The new funding is set to increase the agency's federal budget by more than 50% annually.

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Funk & Wagnall's Standard Dictionary of the English Language,
1964 International Edition, Volume One, page 548.


There's now another way to push back against mask mandates.  Democrats and other leftists believe that humankind is the worst parasite the earth has ever produced.  Every one of their green initiatives is intended to return to the world to a virginal state, without any consideration for human well-being.  Thanks to Democrats, fuel prices have shot up 30% since Biden entered the White House, dishwashers and washing machines don't clean the way they used to, you can't get plastic bags or straws in California, nuclear facilities that provide clean energy are being shut down, cities buy electric buses that quickly degrade, and car manufacturers are being pushed to produce only electric cars even though America's power grid cannot handle that and few people have the ability to break a trip for 45 minutes to an hour to "fill the tank."  The real giveaway that Democrats imagine a practically virgin earth, free from the human stain, is the utter disdain they have for people who dare to have children.

Democrats' Spending Could Cost Taxpayers $5.5 Trillion, Sen. Cynthia Lummis Says.  Democrats are trying to push both a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and another $3.5 trillion spending package through Congress.  Although the former provides funding for traditional infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, the other and larger package provides trillions of dollars for a laundry list of left-wing priorities, Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., says.  "They have fudged on other numbers within it, so it's probably more like [a] $5.5 trillion [bill]," Lummis says of the larger spending package.  "It is the Green New Deal.  It is new entitlement programs.  And it really is a terrifying, inflation-causing, big government-motivated spending bill."  If the U.S. government doesn't stop spending at such a rampant pace, the "best-case scenario is that our dollars will go less far," Lummis says, adding that the "worst-case scenario is that we put the dollar at risk as the world reserve currency."

Pelosi: Biden Doesn't Have Power to Forgive Student Loans.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says President Joe Biden doesn't have the legal authority to forgive federal student loans, in what appears to be a disagreement with other top Democrats.  For months, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has issued near-daily tweets insisting that Biden forgive all student loans.  But during a weekly press conference on July 28, Pelosi said Biden can only pause or delay student loan payments and can't unilaterally cancel them.  "He can postpone, he can delay, but he does not have that power," Pelosi told reporters.  "That would best be an act of Congress."  Schumer and other progressive Democrats have argued that Biden can forgive student loans using the same legal provision that former President Donald Trump used to delay payments on loans and interest starting in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Delaying payment on a loan is a long way from dismissing the loan altogether.  What part of the Constitution authorizes the Congress to cancel an entire class of private-sector loans?

Another Scheme To Enlarge An Already Bloated Federal Government.  If Democrats have their way, America will eventually form a Civilian Climate Corps that will hire and train people to save Earth from overheating.  It's exactly what we've come to expect from the party that is obsessed with being an unchallengeable ruling class rather than a participant in our republican style of government. [...] As usual, the Democrats are having a mind-racing fever dream.  In this one they are consumed by visions of spending billions of dollars that aren't theirs, and sending out swarms of climate zealots to harass, lecture, and hector Americans over their use of fossil fuels.  They're likely seeing themselves solidifying a voter bloc so grateful for the party's largess, and so indoctrinated by its growing socialist ideology, that it will help elect Democrats for generations.  Never underestimate how power hungry the party is, nor how determined the progressive wing that's driving its agenda is to transform the U.S. by perpetually adding layers of government control.

The Many Guises Of The Totalitarian Impulse.  Wouldn't it be nice and fair and simple if all the voting systems across the country were the same?  Wouldn't it be nice and fair and simple if every school in the nation were equally as good?  Wouldn't it be nice and fair and simple if everyone had access to robust and identical health care programs? [...] For each of the above notions — among countless others — have something important in common:  The need for centralization; that is, the need for a centralized power to determine and then enforce exactly what equal means.  And that requires people to wield that power.

Democrats' spending bill [is] bigger than advertised.  Two centrist sources, one of them explicitly Democratic, provided further reasons why Congress should reject the Democratic Party's massive $3.5 trillion "reconciliation" spending bill.  The best new reason to oppose Democrats' massive, $3.5 trillion reconciliation spending bill is that even its outlandish price tag represents an exercise in budgetary sleight of hand.  In other words, it is a lie.  The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget — a respected, non-partisan arbiter — notes in a statement that its true cost "could exceed $5 trillion."  Before getting into the details, it is worth noting this $5 trillion budget blowout would come on top of a $1.2 trillion "infrastructure" bill that is more about social spending than bricks and mortar.  That one, in turn, would come atop — get this! — a total of $5.7 trillion already spent in six different COVID-19 relief bills and several executive orders in just 13 months.

Democrats No More.  In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the "little guy," and distrust of the military-industrial-intelligence complex.  The Left, often on spec, blasted the wealthy, whether the "lucre" was self-made or inherited.  The old-money rich were lampooned as idle drones. [...] Almost every liberal cause was couched in terms of "The First Amendment" — whether it was the right of shouting obscenities, viewing pornography, or bringing controversial speakers to campus.  The Supreme Court was sacred.  Thanks to the holy, liberally packed court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, enlightened, progressive justices supposedly restrained the harebrained ballot initiatives of hick right-wing populists.  Once upon a time, leftist congressional officials investigated the CIA and FBI nonstop. [...] Politicians like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bill and Hillary Clinton railed against illegal immigrant "cheap labor" that "drove down" American wages.  That was then; this is now.

Minneapolis City Council committee moves forward with amendment to replace police department.  A Minneapolis City Council committee pushed forward on Wednesday [7/21/2021] with a measure that would give the voters power to replace the city police department.  The amendment proposed and submitted by the advocacy group "Yes 4 Minneapolis Committee" calls for public safety to have a "comprehensive public health approach" but does not explain what that means.  Under the plan, the police department would be replaced in the charter with a public safety department but doesn't outline how the department will work or be structured.

Trump: Dems want to 'completely change America through the reconciliation process'.  Former President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Wednesday of attempting to radically transform the country through an obscure congressional budget rule.  Mr. Trump, in particular, argued that Democratic leaders are subverting the budget reconciliation process to pass liberal priorities strictly along party lines.  "Republicans must take seriously the effort by Democrats to completely change America through the reconciliation process," Mr. Trump said in a statement.  Reconciliation allows spending-related legislation to pass via a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate.  Normally, most legislation requires at least 60 votes to overcome a potential filibuster.  Given that the Senate is evenly split between the two parties, Democrats are eyeing reconciliation to push through several bills that cannot garner broad bipartisan support.

Leftwing Losers.  I admit I was worried last January.  It really seemed as if the Left had taken it all and that nothing stood between them and their goals.  The Supreme Court, Electoral College, HR-1, criminalization of firearms, rollback of immigration reforms, and all that just to start. [...] What a difference six months makes.  The race has not gone to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.  At this point, the American Left is in complete disarray.  Not one of their policies has been put into effect.  One clear effort at reversing Donald Trump's policies — opening up the border — has developed into a debacle that has humiliated the Zhou Biden administration.  The Dems are even suffering dissidence from their own ranks — something unheard of in previous epochs, and that they don't know how to deal with.  Most telling, though, has been the fate of their elites, the people they were depending on to push forward their agenda.  To turn scriptural once again:  How are the mighty fallen!

The Democratic Socialists of America have thoroughly captured the Democrats.  When a friend slipped me the latest draft of the Democratic Socialists of America's 2021 platform, I couldn't help but laugh.  According to the document, the problems facing the American working class are deeply intertwined with the real issues of Samoan self-determination, queer-affirming healthcare, and reparations to Cambodia.  But the laughter was short-lived.  This is, after all, not a joke:  the DSA is completely serious and its obsessions provide the ideological energy for today's Democratic party.  This is an organization that boasts sitting congresswomen, city aldermen in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles (among other cities), and state representatives.  It is all silly until you realize these people pass laws.  The modern Democratic party towers over contemporary society.  Culture, bureaucracy, corporations, the military; all are increasingly, if not already, dominated by the Democrats.  This is to say nothing of Democratic control of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the presidency.  Where it goes matters, and therefore its ideologues matter.  Ask yourself who is the future of the Democrats, and if you come up with an answer other than the young and wildly influential Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, and Rashida Tlaib, you are merely fooling yourself.

The Left's Contempt for the Masses.  [Scroll down]  Now the Democratic Party has been seized by self-proclaimed Marxists who plan to establish a permanent Marxist state in America.  Democrats believe they must move quickly before the midterm elections in order to pass controversial legislation granting them permanent advantage in elections (HR-1) and enlarging their base (American Family Plan).  Once these partisan bills are passed, the real takeover begins with vast new taxes and regulation in the name of climate change, immigration "reform," business reform, minimum global taxation, race reparations, and a thousand other cuts designed to transform America into a Marxist economy.  This economy would be run, permanently, by professional politicians — the same sort Biden has assembled for his first term. [...] It's not just Biden's progressive appointments that are troubling — it's his cagey, secretive manner of instating Marxism.

The Democrats Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste.  Democrats are hastily making changes that will be impossible to reverse.  They have less than two years to cement in place the new radical building blocks.  They are pressing forward with conditions that cannot be reversed to return to America's greatness.  As leftists say, "Burn down the system!"  Last year, the left's rioting foot soldiers were called "peaceful protesters" as they attacked, killed, and set America ablaze.  It was an insurrection against the established order.  But you never heard it called that.  These tactics, which Saul Alinsky mentored in his pamphlet "Rules for Radicals," were the opening salvo leading to the imposition of American Marxism.  The One Party overreach includes a massive effort to remove traditional values, values that made America a shining light upon a hill.  Leftists sweep aside traditions and cherished heritage, replacing them with a mass indoctrination dividing the country.  The indoctrination has leaped from Ivy League academia into the public school system.

The Biden Administration is Bringing America to its Knees.  President Biden's Secretary of State Antony Blinken has extended an invitation to two different United Nations Special Rapporteurs.  One deals with contemporary forms of racism while the other is concerned with minority issues.  Binken also welcomed "the UN Human Rights Council's adoption of a resolution that calls for action to combat systemic racism against Africans and people of African descent in the context of law enforcement." [...] The Biden administration has embraced the most radical leftwing approach that America has ever seen.  Communists are now at the helm of government, education, media, entertainment, and the military and their aim has always been to destroy liberty.  In order to be in charge, they must plant doubt about the greatness of America to an already historically-ignorant generation of young Americans.

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures.  Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a massive infrastructure bill, a key senator said Sunday [7/18/2021].  Democrats have been struggling to get their marquee election reform bill passed in an evenly split Senate, where Republicans remain unified in their opposition and rules require 60 votes to advance most pieces of legislation.

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In the opinion of the Associated Press, what is "a key senator?"  Apparently it's either a RINO or a Democrat.  To put it another way, how many U.S. Senators are not "a key senator?"

Democrats look to crush states' highway habit.  House Democrats are trying to use a massive climate and infrastructure bill to change how Americans get around — by breaking states' decades-old fondness for building highways. Legislation the House passed this month is the biggest advance yet in Democrats' efforts to bake climate policies into transportation, addressing the largest single contributor to the United States' greenhouse gas output.  It would also represent an historic shift away from the roads-first approach to federal transportation spending that has reigned since Dwight Eisenhower created the Interstate Highway System.  But the bill is riling up opposition from two potential allies of the Democrats' big-spending infrastructure initiatives:  state transportation departments and the road-building lobby.  That creates an awkward dynamic for supporters of the House bill, which faces a perilous path through the evenly divided Senate.  Critics say the five-year, $549 billion bill would represent one-size-fits-all Washington meddling at its worst.

Mark Levin:  Joe Biden 'Is a Human Pandemic'.  During this week's broadcast of FNC's "Sunday Morning Futures," conservative talker Mark Levin, author of "American Marxism," warned against President Joe Biden's so-called progressive policies, adding they were a threat to America's prosperity.  "My reaction to the agenda is that Joe Biden and his merry group of proletariat supporters there in the White House are destroying this country," he said.  "If I'm communist China, and I'm communist North Korea, and I'm communist Cuba, and I'm communists Venezuela, if I'm the regime in Iran, and so forth, all of our enemies, I'm sitting back and I'm laughing, because Joe Biden is destroying this country from within, and I don't have to raise a finger."

Secretary of State Blinken is setting us up for paying reparations.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken is neither naïve nor stupid.  So why did he invite United Nations officials to investigate systemic racism in the United States?  It cannot be for the sophomoric reason he stated: [...] It is the responsibility of the American people and their elected representative, not the UN, to examine and improve, if needed, the human rights record of the US.  An April 2021 [poll] shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans and 90% of Republicans oppose the idea of providing reparations to the descendants of slaves, according to the results of a nationwide University of Massachusetts Amherst/WCVB poll.  So the Administration is seeking ways to affect the public's views:  bring in the UN and supposedly world opinion.

Democrats [are] Trying to Sneak Amnesty Into Massive Budget Bill Using Reconciliation.  Democrats know their time is limited.  The 2022 midterms are fast-approaching, and Republicans are likely to recapture the House, the Senate, or both.  This is why Democrats are trying to cram as much as possible into every bill on the table.  Their massive budget bill even includes amnesty for illegals. [...] Democrats are going to try to do this through reconciliation, typically reserved for budget measures, without a single Republican vote.

Democrats: Killing with misinformation since 1840.  For six consecutive party platforms — from 1840 through 1860 — Democrats used their party platform to promote the institution of slavery.  In addition to keeping the horrific institution legal in the U.S., as a result of this deceit, hundreds of thousands of Americans would die.  Likewise, save for one year — 1984 — where abortion was not mentioned in the party platform, since 1976 the modern Democrat party has unapologetically stood for the "right" to kill children in the womb.  In attempt to justify this slaughter and to keep as many Americans as possible — especially younger Americans — in the dark about the abortion industry, Democrats have used decades of disinformation to dehumanize the unborn.  This has resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of the most innocent and helpless among us.

Contra Biden, drilling permit approvals are increasing.  You probably recall a proclamation that President Joe Biden issued on his first day in office.  There would be a "pause" in the issuance of new drilling permits on public lands or for offshore sites.  Many of us who follow the energy industry closely had a sinking feeling because that "pause" could easily turn into a de facto ban.  But not long after that, a strange thing happened.  Permits began to quietly be approved again.  Unless I missed it, I never saw an official announcement from the White House declaring an end to the pause, but business seemed to be returning to normal in the oil and gas industry.  (Or as close to normal as anything gets these days.)  And now, in news that will likely come as a shocking disappointment to many of Biden's most ardent supporters in the environmental movement, the total number of permits issued since Joe Biden was sworn in has grown to record levels not seen since George W. Bush was in office.

This is Your Government on Drugs.  In their ongoing quest to achieve "equity" in every facet of society, the Biden-Harris administration, along with a surprisingly diverse group of bipartisan legislators have shamelessly backed the EQUAL Act (Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law), which seeks to abolish all remaining sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine.  In her June 22 testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Regina LaBelle, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, declared, "The Biden-Harris Administration strongly supports eliminating the current disparity in sentencing between crack cocaine and powder cocaine.  The current disparity is not based on evidence yet has caused significant harm for decades, particularly to individuals, families, and communities of color.  The continuation of this sentencing disparity is a significant injustice in our legal system, and it is past time for it to end."  Absent, of course, is any mention of the significant harm (i.e., crime, violence, addiction and death), caused by the use and trafficking of the drugs themselves, then or now.

Biden's 'Competition' Executive Order Realizes a Central Planner's Dream.  President Joe Biden on July 9 issued an executive order, purportedly to promote competition.  The order, though, is yet another far-left directive to promote federal government intervention in the economy, pushing policies that may not even be authorized by Congress and that could trample on states' rights.  It punishes economic success and presumes that when a business gets big, its size is inherently harmful.  The order would have federal bureaucrats centrally plan the economy and arrogantly assumes they know how industries should be structured.  Nobody, including the federal government, has the knowledge to be able to make those types of decisions.

Biden's American Jobs Plan Is Devoid of Moral Values and Economic Realities.  The American Jobs Plan is premised chiefly upon investing $621 billion in America's crumbling transportation infrastructure.  The Biden administration claims, "Decades of declining public investment has left our roads, bridges, rail, and transit systems in poor condition, with a trillion-dollar backlog of needed repairs.  More than 35,000 people die in traffic crashes on U.S. roads each year, and millions more are seriously and often permanently injured."  These statistics related to infrastructure are misleading.  While traffic deaths have risen appreciably from 2020 despite fewer people driving, the preponderance were caused by aberrant behavior, not infrastructure.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that deaths resulting from impaired driving rose more than 9% since 2019, and failure to wear safety belts increased 15%.  There can be little doubt that the White House's distortion of the causes of death is based on ulterior motives.  It is more likely that the vast investment in infrastructure is driven by the desire of progressives to consolidate economic and political power.  It can scarcely be called legitimate.

Trump Winds and Biden Whirlwinds.  What was the catalyst that turned a left-wing Democratic Party into a cultural revolutionary mob?  In other words, why in our 233rd year of the republic are Democrats so intent to destroy the Electoral College, pack the court, admit new states to the Union, junk the filibuster, and federalize national election laws?  What was so wrong with assimilation, integration, intermarriage, the "content of our character," and race as incidental rather than essential to who we are?  What has the woke revolution offered us instead?  Since when did regaining a House majority equate to impeaching a president on the eve of a reelection campaign, with his future and fiercest campaign opponents possibly as senators to be sitting in judgment on him in any Senate trial?  What was common to all the "bombshells" and "walls are closing in" mythologies regarding meetings with Russians in Trump Tower, or mysterious "pings" of Trump tower machines automatically communicating with Russians, or the certain impending indictments of the Trump family?

Senate Dems settle on $3.5 trillion for major reconciliation bill.  A group of Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday they had reached a tentative agreement on a massive spending plan worth $3.5 trillion over the next decade.  The budget resolution, which Democrats will attempt to ram through the Senate with 51 votes via the parliamentary maneuver of reconciliation, is expected to be paired with a bipartisan infrastructure bill worth $1.2 trillion over eight years.  "The [Senate] Budget Committee has come to an agreement," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters.  "The budget resolution with instructions will be $3.5 trillion.  Every major program that President Biden has asked us for is funded in a robust way."

Nationalizing the Capitol Police.  Do we really want a nationwide federal police force accountable solely to a small number of legislators, not subject to FOIA and other citizen protections applicable to the executive branch?  The Acting Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police has recently announced the expansion of their federal force into Florida and California.  Two new field offices will be opening in Tampa and San Francisco, due to claims from Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman that the number of threats against sitting Congressmen has doubled in the last year.  However, this isn't D.C.'s first effort to implement a new national police force.  Just last June, House Democrats voted to pass H.R. 7120, an attempt to nationalize state and local police departments across the entire country, disguised as legislation for defunding the police.

Reimaging Austin Police:  Absolute [...] Lunacy.  The hard left-wing, Critical Race Theory-embracing, Social Justice Warrior-staffed "City-Community Reimagining Public Safety (RPS) Task Force" has come up with recommendations for "reimagining" (i.e. defunding and destroying) the Austin Police Department.  And most are absolutely [...] insane.  All across the country, more mainstream Democrats are waking up to the fact that the "defund the police" messaging crushed them at the polls, hemorrhaging black and Hispanic voters to the GOP in record numbers.  But that didn't deter the task force in the least!  They're going full steam ahead with the same madness that's resulted in skyrocketing crime rates across the country.  The document is filled top-to-bottom with wokespeak codswallop, but a whole lot of it boils to a single word:  GIMME!  Over and over again, the RPS task force, staffed from leftwing activists groups, demands that taxpayer money be taken away from the police and funneled directly into their pockets.

Biden says US mission in Afghanistan will end on August 31 and insists a Taliban takeover is NOT inevitable:  President snaps.  President Joe Biden on Thursday said the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end on Aug. 31, saying 'speed is safety' as he moved up his original deadline of leaving by the anniversary of 9/11 despite the growing threat of civil war.  The Taliban have made rapid advances since his April announcement that American troops would leave, but Biden insisted it was up to the Afghan people alone to decide how to run their country.  'I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan, with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome,' he said.

Biden wants 14 years of education for ALL Americans and to extend child tax credits to 2025: President demands two more years of school.  President Joe Biden on Wednesday called for the education system to be expanded from 12 years to 14 years for all Americans to make the US more competitive on a global scale.  His speech in Illinois drew about 100 protesters holding signs supporting Donald Trump.  McHenry County, where Biden made his remarks, went for the former president in the 2020 election.  One large sign read: 'Make America Proud Again.'  Biden's focus during his daylong trip is on his plan for free childcare and the education component of his 'human' infrastructure package that he will push to pass Congress without Republican votes.  In addition to his call for more, free education, Biden also wants to extend his expansion of the child tax credit.

On A Collision Course With National Disaster.  If I were leading President Joe Biden's central committee and my goal were to destroy America as founded and ensure that it lose its distinction as the world's freest and most powerful nation, I doubt I could concoct a superior strategy than adopting the Biden administration's message and policy agenda.  The administration is creating total societal chaos, fomenting disorder and undermining the rule of law at every turn.  As the first duty of government is to protect and defend its citizens, we might be alarmed to consider that the administration is engaged in a multipronged strategy to do the opposite.  It is shrinking our military, which defends against foreign threats.  It is at war with law enforcement, which ensures domestic tranquility, and it is destroying our southern border.  It is systematically destroying our liberty and prosperity.

Biden's politicized Justice Department.  The Democratic Party's number-one priority is to pass a voting "reform" bill that would federalize elections under rules favorable to Democratic candidates.  It's more important than infrastructure, or massive new social spending, or anything else, which is why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer gave their election bill the designation H.R. 1 in the House and S. 1 in the Senate.  The House passed H.R. 1 in a nearly straight party-line vote on March 3.  (All Republicans voted against it and all Democrats, with the single exception of Representative Bennie Thompson, voted for it.)  The problem for Democrats is that there is no chance S. 1 will pass in the Senate, where Democrats do not hold a majority of seats.  To pass S. 1, Democrats would first have to eliminate the filibuster, and then muster all of their 50 senators to vote for the bill against 50 Republicans, and then call in Vice President Kamala Harris to break the tie.  The short version:  Not gonna happen.

The truly scary China Virus variant.  The symptoms vary but are becoming increasingly recognizable: uncontrollable cackling at questions that aren't funny; sleeping with Chinese spies; incoherently babbling to a national TV audience; identifying boys as girls and girls as boys; silently watching as criminals destroy our cities, while ordering the police to stand down; and, in the name of anti-racism, teaching people to hate an entire race based on the color of their skin.  There are countless more examples, but you get the general idea.  This horrible disease is most evident in career politicians (usually, but not always, Democrats), bureaucrats, newscasters, and Silicon Valley tycoons.  Sadly, the virus has now infected the military, as evidenced by the recent "woke" ramblings of an ignorant tool who sits as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  But the biggest threat to the general public comes from academics, who use the education system to infect youngsters from kindergarten through college.  Students learn to hate their country and respect socialism, the slightly weaker variant of the real virus that threatens our Republic.  The China Virus to which I'm referring is Communism.

Our 'Woke' Pentagon Leaders Are Weakening America's Defense.  One of the most disturbing developments to emerge from the Biden administration has been the Defense Department's sudden embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory — so-called 'Woke' ideology.  It's a clear and present danger to our national security and should be halted immediately.  Even West Point, the Army's elite university where tomorrow's generals are educated, isn't immune to the Woke disease.  Soon-to-be Army second lieutenants are being indoctrinated with Marxist-based Woke ideology.  You can thank Commander in Chief Joe Biden and his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley for this.  Milley, an Ivy League grad, has aggressively shifted the military toward the political left by compelling officers to push racist CRT ideas down conscripts' and officers' throats.

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As evidence that Barack H. Obama is enjoying his third term in the White House, please note how Obama weakened America's defenses.

Democrats Get Some Really Bad News as Normal Americans Wake Up.  [Scroll down]  As an aside, now we know exactly why Jen Psaki was gaslighting everyone today by claiming it's Republicans who want to defund the police.  Meanwhile, on issues like illegal immigration and reparations (among other "social justice" crusades), there is no coming back for Democrats.  They've gone all-in and there's no stuffing the genie back in the bottle.  If they crack down on illegal border crossings, they'll lose their left flank.  If they continue the status quo, they lose the suburban center that previously killed Republicans in 2018.  Further, the pushing of racial essentialism and critical race theory is turning off a lot of people who see it as divisive pseudo-science.  Republicans are also most trusted on bread and butter issues like the economy and crime, which are things that more often than not decide elections.

Democrats Get Some Really Bad News as Normal Americans Wake Up.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, on issues like illegal immigration and reparations (among other "social justice" crusades), there is no coming back for Democrats.  They've gone all-in and there's no stuffing the genie back in the bottle.  If they crack down on illegal border crossings, they'll lose their left flank.  If they continue the status quo, they lose the suburban center that previously killed Republicans in 2018.  Further, the pushing of racial essentialism and critical race theory is turning off a lot of people who see it as divisive pseudo-science.  Republicans are also most trusted on bread and butter issues like the economy and crime, which are things that more often than not decide elections.  Again, I don't see how the Democrats rebound on that front either.

Climate Change Takes Center Stage Again at the Pentagon.  Speaking to American troops at RAF Mildenhall, England, on his trip to Europe, President Biden recounted an exchange with the Joint Chiefs as vice president:  "This is not a joke.  You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was?  Global warming."  Those comments were the latest in a Pentagon policy redux to return climate change to Obama-era status that it is an "urgent and growing threat to our national security." [...] Existing national security threats — e.g., great power competition, cyber-attacks, piracy, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, financial crises, dictatorships, nationalism, drug-trafficking, revolutions, Iran, North Korea, etc. — will all continue to fester.  Yet none can be persuasively linked to climate change, even as a worsening effect.

Biden Administration Is Skewing Carbon Numbers to Push Regulations.  The social cost of carbon is a climate economics construct used to quantify the damages associated with carbon dioxide emissions.  The Biden administration wants to use the social cost of carbon in public policy to justify its regulatory agenda. [...] In a nutshell, we developed a multilayered case against the Biden administration using the social cost of carbon analysis as a basis, framework, or tool for guiding or informing federal agency regulatory, permitting, or procurement decisions.  Specifically, we argue that the social cost of carbon analysis depends too much on non-validated assumptions and inputs to be fit for policymaking.  The Interagency Working Group's 2021 interim technical support document utilizes questionable, cherry-picked assumptions and inputs to support the climate crisis narrative and promote climate policies whose costs would hugely exceed the undetectably small hypothetical benefits.

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The article above includes a deceptive photograph, showing the Miller Power Plant in Adamsville, Alabama, from which water vapor, not carbon, not carbon dioxide, is being released into the atmosphere.  Notice that the vapor comes out of the stack and is quickly absorbed into the surrounding air.  Smoke doesn't do that.

65% of Dems Like Socialism.  The Democrat defense against Bernie Sanders is in pretty poor shape.  He, AOC, and the Squad have mainstreamed socialism among Democrats.  Democrats openly running as socialists keep winning races.  Including a mayoral election.  And, in this latest poll, 65% of Dems have a positive reaction to socialism.  Only 29% have a negative reaction.  Among self-described "liberals", 75% like socialism.  Only 23% don't.  But much of that is driven by a rise in support for socialism among younger people and minorities.

Obama and the Broken Nation He Made Come Of Age.  Youthful leftism is anarchic.  It's CHAZ, BLM, and Antifa.  It's open air heroin markets, smashed store windows, and political assassinations.  Turning that anarchy into collectivism requires hysterical propaganda and rallies that appear anarchic, but are actually tightly controlled, ideas that seem edgy, but are actually the work of men who were born during the age of the steam.  If you think Bernie's old, Karl Marx celebrated his 203rd birthday in May.  Obama's policies have aged as badly as Marx, Biden, or their front man.  But instead of moderating as they grow older, they only grow more radical.  Obama equivocated on gay marriage, while Biden entirely erases the existence of women by calling them "birthing people".  Obama covertly weaponized the government against conservatives, while Biden is doing it openly.  Everything from election rigging through H.R. 1 to indoctrinating every government employee with critical race theory is happening more openly and blatantly under Biden.

Republicans Got Played By Joe Biden and There Needs to Be a Reckoning.  It's difficult to get played by a senile old man whose brain has the consistency of pudding, but somehow, Republicans managed that feat today [6/24/2021].  Failure theater is back, and it's reaching new heights.  As RedState reported earlier, Biden announced an agreement on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, complete with a grinning Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski standing beside him.  Following that dog and pony show, the president then proceeded to demonstrate the finer points of existing with cognitive decline.  Regardless, according to the Republicans on the negotiating team, this was supposed to be a great victory and show of unity.  Of course, then reality smacked them in the face.  Biden, within an hour, let it be known that he would not sign the bipartisan agreement unless he was given everything else he wants in a reconciliation package that would naturally be passed along party lines.

Democrat Crime Wave:  Blacks being killed in record numbers across America.  Pittsburgh — 90% of murders are black, other stats discussed as the Democrat plan to increase crime across all cities that they control succeeds.  The Plan:  Increase crime and remove police more and more until they can get their 'Green Militia['] enacted — first to supposedly enforce Green rules and solar panels on your own home and on every building, then they will be enforcing law — much like Venezuela.  They will blame guns the whole time and then use the Green militia to attempt to disarm America.  [Video clip]

Wheels Coming Off the Progressive Bus.  Back in the 1990s, the boast of President Clinton was that in order to fight crime we needed the Federal government to pay for an additional 100,000 police on the streets.  Biden has now returned to this idea, even though he won't admit it openly.  (Instead he wants to demonize gun owners.)  It amounts to the de facto end of "defund the police."  Expect more of this.

GOP Blocks Federal Election Takeover.  An attempted federal takeover of elections was thwarted Tuesday, as Senate Republicans voted to block further debate on the legislation.  With Vice President Kamala Harris presiding and prepared to cast a potential tie-breaking vote, the Senate divided 50-50 on a straight party-line vote.  It would have taken 60 votes to proceed to debate and a vote.  If enacted into law, the bill would ban most state voter ID laws, expand ballot harvesting, prevent the updating of voter registration lists, establish taxpayer-financed campaigns, and require states to allow same-day voter registration, among many other things.

The Republic Is Preserved — But The Democrats Will Try Insurrection Again.  Republicans have saved this country's two-party political system.  At least for now.  The power-hungry Democrats won't give up easily, though.  They'll redouble their efforts to set themselves up as an unchallengeable political force that rules rather than governs.  With Sen. Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republicans in the 50-50 Senate voting against moving forward with the "For the People Act of 2021," the Democrats' plan to put elections under federal rather than state and local authority was shelved Tuesday [6/22/2021].  It was the proper ending for legislation that should have never been written.  Of course, the Democrat-media cabal swears that the defeat is a disaster for the country, the bitter end of democracy.  They've screeched until breathless that without the bill, the U.S. would be a swamp of "voter suppression."

'Seething' progressives demand end to filibuster as Republicans block Democrats' voting bill.  We knew it was coming.  This afternoon, as expected, we had a 50-50 vote which means Republicans have filibustered the Democrats' voting rights bill. [...] The NY Times says all eyes now turn to nuking the filibuster: [...] I'm sure progressives will be pushing this hard tomorrow which means every news outlet will have opinion pieces about why now is the time to end the filibuster.

H.R. 1/S.1 is Dead:  Long Live the Filibuster.  It was a 50-50 procedural vote along party lines, but H.R. 1/S.1, the supposed "For the People Act" has been blocked by Senate Republicans.  Sixty votes were needed in order to open debate on this legislation before entering into a vote on the actual bill.  Because the Republicans were able to successfully filibuster, that 60 vote threshold was not met.  The legislation is now dead on the Senate floor.

H.R. 1 Was Always Doomed to Fail, and the Democrats Have Nothing Else.  In the world of Congressional politics, there is a rule most people like to conveniently ignore every time a new Congress is seated:  H.R. 1 is never meant to become law.  The first bill of each Congress is always a messaging bill put out by the party in power.  It is a list of lofty goals meant to signal to the base that "We are fighting for you!" In truth, though, H.R. 1 is meant to be a platform, not an actual law.  So, while a lot of people have been very worried about Democrats like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema breaking their word and voting to obliterate the filibuster, keeping the history of prior H.R. 1 bills in mind and understanding that Manchin and Sinema are playing the long game certainly indicated the bill would die a proper death in the Senate.  Naturally, media outlets across the board blamed the GOP for the bill being defeated.  They make no mention of the fact that Manchin himself was not going to vote for it and was only on board with a "compromise" that has yet to be written in the form of a bill.

Buying votes and paying people to reproduce — which they tend to do anyway.
Biden announces families will get $300 per child a month from July 15 if they earn under $150,000 as he hikes child credits by 80%.  President Biden has unveiled his reformed child tax credits which will see American families paid up to $3,600 to help raise each of their children.  The raise, unveiled as part of Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families Rescue Plan, will see families with children aged under six receive a monthly payment of $300 per child — equivalent to $3,600 — in 2021.  Families with children aged between six and 17 will receive $250 a month, or $3,000 over the course of a year. [...] Biden's program received widespread support — but some Twitter users condemned it as wasteful and unfair.  Keith McLendon wrote: 'Printing and giving away money is going to only increase inflation even more.  I know you don't understand this but your handlers should...' [...] A user called Donkey Kong added:  'This free money is one of the lucrative reasons children are used as tools in disingenuous divorces.  I can't support these measures because of the abuse they are open to and for which nothing is done to protect children and wrongfully disenfranchised parents.'

Senate Blocks Democrats' Election 'Power Grab' Bill.  Senate Republicans blocked a signature Democrat election bill that would radically transform America's electoral system and grant the federal government more control over the country's elections. [...] Among other things, the legislation would:
  •   Federalize control over congressional elections;
  •   Declare that standard state and local maintenance of elections systems, such as purging ineligible voters from voter rolls, limiting vote-by-mail, requiring voter ID, and establishing rules against felons voting, would erode the right to vote;
  •   Require all challenges to the law to be filed in the federal courts in Washington, DC, dominated by judges appointed by Democrat presidents;
  •   Establish online and automatic voter registration;
  •   Protect illegal immigrants from prosecution if they vote;
  •   Establish same-day voter registration;
  •   Register minors to vote;
  •   Mandate early voting;
  •   Establish nationwide vote-by-mail without a voter ID; and
  •   Allow ballots to be counted ten days after Election Day.

A Hope and Prayer for the Biden Administration.  The $6 trillion inundation of stimulation money, the radical constitutional agenda of House of Representatives Bill One and [its] Senate equivalent (the abolition of voter verification, the encouragement of ballot-harvesting, taxpayer-subsidization of political contributions, replacement of the judiciary by partisan electoral commissions, and the vast extension of election day to over a month) as well as the packing of the Supreme Court, the reduction of the required Senate majority to 51, and the appointment of four permanent Democratic senators through the statehood of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico:  all this appears to be stalled.  Biden has made most of the necessary gestures and avoided the opprobrium of the far left of his party but hasn't actually done anything terribly radical up to this point apart from some executive orders.

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The comments are the best part of this article.  Most of the readers have no use for Joe Biden, the socialist Democrat platform, or anyone who encourages kind thoughts toward Biden and his family.

Mitch McConnell says the Democrats show 'disdain for the American people' with their voting rights bill.  Mitch McConnell ripped Democrats' voting rights proposal on Tuesday, claiming it's a 'transparently partisan' effort that shows the left's 'disdain' for Americans.  'Many Democrats would pass [H.R.1] with the slimmest possible majority, even after its companion faced bipartisan opposition over in the House,' McConnell said from the Senate floor on Tuesday [6/22/2021].  'What a craven political calculation.  What a way to show your disdain for the American people's choices,' he added.

Exposing the Media's Blatant Partisanship on Election Laws.  While reckless partisanship has become the norm on TV news, it's hard to imagine a more shameless example than their coverage of Democrats' "For The People" Act (H.R. 1, or S. 1).  For weeks, the news media have referred to this nearly-800 page federal takeover of state election laws as "protecting voting rights."  The MRC's new explainer video exposes the double standard in the news media's coverage of election laws.  [Video clip]

Top Trump officials are gearing up for a court fight over Biden energy policies, Meadows says.  A number of top Trump administration officials, fresh off securing major judicial wins in their fight against President Joe Biden's legislative agenda, are preparing a new set of legal challenges to throw at the new president, this time focusing on the administration's energy and environmental permitting policies.  America First Legal, the litigation outfit launched by a top Trump White House adviser Stephen Miller that boasts former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on its board of directors, forced Biden's Small Business Administration on Monday to halt a pandemic relief program that "unconstitutionally" excluded certain applicants on the basis of race, Meadows said in an interview outlining the group's plans.  AFL has one very public, very specific goal:  stall or outright rollback Biden's policies through judicial means.  And Meadows said he and Miller "talk, probably a half-dozen times a week" about which of Biden's policies are ripe for court challenges.

There's Nothing New About the Effort to Propagandize the Military.  At the moment, under claims of diversity and using the preposterous Critical Race Theory, this administration is trying to propagandize the military, and it is clear the plan is to demonize Donald J. Trump, Republicans, and white people.  And while it looks momentarily like they are succeeding in this plan, there is every evidence that Americans will not put up with this much longer.  There's good reason not to.  It's impossible to imagine anything more likely to destroy the cohesion military operations need to succeed.  Nor can I see how any program can do more to destroy the morale of the troops than this does.

House Conservatives Tank Two Democrat Bills, Endangering Pelosi-Biden Agenda.  House conservatives successfully derailed two bills that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempted to fast-track through the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday evening [6/15/2021], a victory the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus told Breitbart News was "stunning."  "That's stunning," Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), the House Freedom Caucus chairman, said in a phone interview on Wednesday.  Specifically, Pelosi had attempted to use a procedure called "suspension of the rules" — which requires a two-thirds supermajority of the House to succeed — to pass two highly controversial pieces of legislation.  One, the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act, would have allowed for LGBTQ-owned businesses to get favoritism in lending in much the same way minority-owned businesses may.  The other, called the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, would have facilitated government-funded access to abortion drugs through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  After an effort led by Biggs and other House conservatives like Reps.  Matt Rosendale (R-MT) and Chip Roy (R-TX) among others, the bills failed to achieve the two-thirds necessary to make it through the House and were stopped from passing the chamber for now.

HR-1/S-1: A Betrayal of American Democracy.  From both sides of the political aisle, all Americans should be alarmed by the bill that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  Now Democrats are renewing their push to ram Bill H.R.1 — For the People Act of 2021 — through the Senate.  If H.R. 1 becomes law, which is not really for the American people at all, America will never be the same and the game will be permanently rigged in favor of the Democrats.  H.R. 1 would put Democrats in charge of our elections and would give liberals permanent and TOTAL power.

HR-1/S-1 Is a Non-Solution to a Non-Crisis.  H.R. 1 has achieved sacrosanct status on the center-left, such that the nation's democratic future is said to depend on it.  If so, it is time to weep for the republic.  H.R. 1 (or S.R. 1 in the Senate), which is known as a voting bill but wanders helter-skelter into all sorts of other areas, is objectively terrible legislation.  It is unfocused, extremely high-handed in its impositions on the states, careless of the speech rights of groups and individuals, and constitutionally dubious.  Absent some radical turnabout, the bill is dead in the Senate, and it deserves to be.  The core of the bill rewrites the election rules all over the country to force every state to adopt automatic voter registration, same-day registration, no-excuse absentee balloting and early in-person voting, among other mandates.

President Biden Continues to Reverse Trump-era Policies for No Reason Other Than Erasing His Legacy.  While certainly entitled to do so, what's notable is the lack of reasoning behind President Biden making these moves.  The desire to put his fingerprint on his administration is one thing, but then when you have the added leftist desire to eradicate anything and everything affiliated with Donald Trump it leads to the avalanche of executive orders and other actions taken by President Biden since January.  Many of these moves have carried the whiff of doing so strictly out of pettiness and spite.

Biden Retracts Trump's Policies Lowering Insulin, Epi-Pen Costs.  This week, it is being reported the White House is moving forward with removing a health care policy established by President Donald Trump designed to bring down the price of insulin and epi-pens.  Biden's bid to retract the rule was approved on Monday, as reported by Politico, with the expectation that the Department of Health and Human Services could publish the retraction within the coming days.

Voting Rights:  It's 'Racist ' Not to Let Democrats Cheat.  Why aren't Republicans screaming from the rooftops about the Democrats' plans to change voting rules to give themselves an advantage?  Their sleazy election bills, HR 1, the "For the People Act," and HR 4, the "John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act," are intended to help Democrats win majorities in both houses of Congress, at which point they will ignore Republicans entirely, end the filibuster, and pass everything in AOC's Dream Journal — amnesty, gun control, a wealth tax, and a rainbows and unicorns energy bill.  So it's kind of important for Republicans to kill these bills in the crib.  It shouldn't be hard.  All they have to do is tell people what's in them.

Understanding the Deliberate Agenda of Our Ruling Class.  If you pay attention to recent discussions of social and economic change, much of the rhetoric attempts to normalize what used to be considered unmistakable marks of poverty.  Rather than living in a home with a family, you are supposed to embrace the child-free life and see the benefits of a pod or a tiny home.  Instead of meat, which is now scarce and expensive, you are going to eat the bugs and enjoy them.  Electricity itself may prove scarce, but this is the price of reducing global warming.  Video games and travel — ephemeral things that do not last — are offered as substitutes for the old fruits of a free market economy: a job, a home, and economic independence.  Culture makers and political leaders have moved away from talk about the American Dream and towards preparing us for privation.  Biden's speeches often have this quality.  While he's bragging now about gains in jobs, he also speaks in very dark terms about the need for collective sacrifice and the country's uncertain future.

Biden's Climate Change Stance Exposes A Delusional Administration.  In October 2020, in an interview with Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior advisor in the Obama administration, Biden said climate change is the "number one issue facing humanity."  Forget Russia, Communist China, the U.S.-Mexico border crisis, the Black Lives Matter organization, Antifa, Islamic terrorism, or the nation's suicide and mental health crisis.  There is no shortage of items more threatening than an issue both highly politicized and steeped in ambiguous science.  Vice President Kamala Harris noted in her May commencement speech at the Naval Academy that there are three notable threats our military will be tasked to deal with:  COVID-19 and preventing pandemics, intelligence hacking, and — you guessed it — climate change.

Joe Biden: 'Not A Joke' — Global Warming the 'Greatest Threat' Facing America.  President Joe Biden claimed Wednesday [6/9/2021] that the greatest threat to America was global warming in a speech to American troops in the United Kingdom.  Biden asked the nations of the world to commit to "ambitious climate action" to stop climate change and stop the world from warming no more than 1.5 degrees celsius.  Biden claimed that when he was elected as vice president with President Barack Obama, the Joint Chiefs of Staff told them that global warming was the greatest threat to the United States.

Biden warns global warming is the greatest threat to national security in speech to troops.  President Joe Biden warned during a speech to American troops in England that global warming presents the greatest threat to the United States.  "The military sat us down and let us know what the greatest threats facing America were — the greatest physical threats," Biden said of a meeting he had with the joint chiefs after becoming vice president in 2009.  "This is not a joke.  You know what the joint chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was?  Global warming."  Biden told the troops at the Royal Air Force Mildenhall station on Wednesday [6/9/2021] that global warming still presents that kind of threat, asking nations to commit to "ambitious climate action" that would stop the globe from warming no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.  Biden warned that global warming could cause "significant population movement," which could include "fights over land, millions of people leaving places because they're literally sinking below the sea, like in Indonesia because of the fights over land that is not there anymore."

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[#1] The 1.5-degree figure is completely arbitrary.  [#2] The variable output power of the Sun is what warms the Earth.  No man-made mechanism can compete with it.  All the laws and treaties in the world will not change the weather.  [#3] Numerous other problems threaten the U.S. far more than global warming.  For example, global cooling.  [#4] Global warming is not the greatest concern — or a concern at all — among the American public.  [#5] New Orleans and Amsterdam are below sea level, but they seem to deal with it.  [#6] Joe Biden has a long history of lying, so anything he says should be discounted.  [#7] Whenever a politician has to preface his remarks with, "This is not a joke," what follows is highly suspect.

The Democrats' demagogic 'For the People' conceit.  When a government makes a power grab, the grabbers typically claim to be acting "for the people."  Thus when Democrats took control of the House, Senate, and White House this year, the first bill in each chamber was titled "The For The People Act," aiming to centralize election administration, strike down state election-integrity laws, politicize the Federal Election Commission, and restrict political speech.  The bill is not merely a power grab.  It's also a messaging bill.  But on that front, it's failing in a fitting way.  The "For the People Act" was supposed to signal the Democrats were the pro-democracy party while trying to brand Republicans as anti-majoritarian.  More to the point, the bill was supposed to be the Democrats' excuse to crush minority rights by abolishing the filibuster.  Ironically, the bill lacks a majority in the Senate.

Biden rejoining the World Health Organization looks worse every day.  President Joe Biden's decision to rejoin the World Health Organization without preconditions was foolish.  Now, the organization is making itself an even greater mockery of the credibility that Washington is lending it.  The WHO recently welcomed Syria and Belarus to its executive board.  That's Syria — tyrannized by a dictator, Bashar Assad, who has murdered his own citizens with chemical weapons.  And that's the Belarus that Alexander Lukashenko has turned into a prison state and where he recently committed an act of piracy by forcing down a civilian airliner to arrest a passenger who was a political nuisance.  Both these pariah nations now sit on the board of the WHO, an organization that proclaims itself "trusted to serve public health at all times."  Are you proud of this, President Biden?

Trump Was Right:  The Biden Administration Is Intent on Destroying the Suburbs.  In the name of equity and inclusion, the Biden administration is making moves that target the suburbs with federal regulation. [...] [T]he Biden administration wants people to move from apartments in dense urban areas to apartments in neighborhoods in the suburbs.  Not apartments in suburban towns, which often have a decent selection of apartments and townhomes for rent.  The administration wants apartment buildings in developments zoned for single-family homes.  They will use grants and tax credits as the carrot and eventually pull highway funds through the Booker Amendment as a stick.  These are not the apartments often built in what is termed cradle-to-grave housing.  Several developments in the Atlanta suburbs contain apartments, townhomes, single-family homes, and 55-and-over sections.  They are planned communities where all residents use common areas, except for some reserved just for the active senior population.  The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH), an Obama administration policy, has always called for high-density, low-income housing in the suburbs.

Hagerty: Biden Admin Awarding Hamas with U.S. Taxpayer Dollars.  The Biden administration's decision to award the Palestinian government with millions of dollars in U.S. aid violates the law and will directly benefit Hamas, the Iranian-backed terror group that recently launched a 12-day war against Israel, according to Sen. Bill Hagerty (R., Tenn.).  In an interview with the Washington Free Beacon following a trip to Israel this week, Hagerty said Israeli leaders he met with expressed concerns about the Biden administration's Middle East policies, particularly its most recent effort to push through more than $100 million in aid to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.  Concerns about this aid money are mounting in Congress in the wake of the State Department's admission that it cannot guarantee taxpayer dollars will be kept from enriching Hamas.

Because They Got Away with Russiagate.  The Left's ideology actively promotes and preys upon paranoia, envy, and dependence. [...] But to believe its calumnies, one must abandon reason.  The Left believes there are more than 50 genders, but that it is you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left believes "climate change" will destroy the planet in nine years unless we adopt socialism, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left adamantly denied and censored reports COVID-19 may have escaped from a Wuhan laboratory, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The 2020 election was a perfectly pristine election despite elected Democratic Party officials (with the complicity of corporate robber barons) exceeding their powers to alter voting laws to tilt the field in the party's favor (they would say "fortified"), but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left claims it loves America so much it wants to transform everything about it, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.

Our Government Is Evolving into Something Horrifying.  Overall, the key objectives of the current Democratic Party and the Biden administration, with the assistance of these elitist groups, is to undermine the foundations of our country as founded.  They are actively working to replace our political system with one that imposes upon the American people a government empowered to be involved in our lives to a degree that will eventually include dictating our personal thoughts and daily activities.  These groups work vigorously on an ongoing basis and in a coordinated fashion, attacking and devaluing our history, our democratic practices, and our traditions to place us behind a new American version of an Iron Curtain.

As Biden fights U.S. fuel production, American workers and consumers will suffer.  On June 1, Biden's Interior Department said it is suspending all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, despite a 2017 law directing the federal government to open the territory to drilling.  The putative reason for suspending the property rights of the leaseholders, who paid the U.S. government good money for the drilling rights, is to conduct additional environmental and legal/anti-trust reviews.  The excuse is nonsense:  U.S. law directs the government to allow the drilling, and the environmental regulations governing it are already stringent.  The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that ANWR contains 10.4 billion barrels of crude oil.  This oil can provide energy for Alaskans and all the Western states, keeping prices low and avoiding shortages.  Oil can keep the Trans-Alaska Pipeline operational, which now runs at 75% less than peak production, resulting in slower delivery times and a worse quality of oil due to chemical processes caused by low flow in freezing weather.

Biden administration squeezing suburbs out of existence with zoning laws.  A house with a white picket fence and a big backyard might have been a staple of the American dream once upon a time, but if the Biden administration gets its way, the dream could soon be out of reach for millions of people.  As part of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the Biden administration is pushing local governments to allow apartment buildings in neighborhoods that are restricted to single-family homes.  The administration claims it's a way to ease a national affordable housing shortage and combat racial injustice in the housing market.  Current zoning laws that favor single-family homes, known as exclusionary zoning, have disproportionately hurt low-income people who can't afford to move to the suburbs, the administration said.  Their only choice is living in crowded apartment buildings.  Biden's proposal would incentivize local governments to get rid of exclusionary zoning by awarding grants and tax credits to cities that change their zoning regulations.

Exactly what Barack H. Obama would have done:
Biden's defense budget leaves analysts scratching their heads.  President Joe Biden's proposed military budget cuts reduce the Air Force fleet and would install a glacial pace in reconstituting the Navy's coffers, leaving hawkish defense analysts worried about China pulling away.  The military services briefed reporters Friday on the president's late-arriving defense budget request of $715 billion, which Republicans heavily criticized for not keeping up with inflation or adding the necessary funds to catch up with adversaries.  China is known to have a Navy that outnumbers the U.S. force of some 296 ships, and its shipbuilding capacity and military spending are more robust.  Likewise, the average aircraft age in the Air Force is 30 years, but some 200 aircraft will be decommissioned according to the budget, with only about 90 will be added.  As a result, analysts think the Biden budget will face heavy pushback from Congress.

Biden's Radical Executive Order on Global Warming Gives Government Power To Do Almost Anything.  President Biden's new executive order on climate change would basically let the government do virtually anything in any part of the economy or the financial markets, or labor markets, or agriculture — or anything — in the name of mitigating risk of climate changes.  I haven't read the full Executive Order yet, but you just have to trust me on this.  It has a two-page fact sheet, and that alone makes it clear that the Executive Order is a thing to behold.  I recommend everyone read this thing.  It will take two or three minutes.  It has all the far-left Green New Deal climate change features that will destroy fossil fuels and capitalism, destroy jobs and the economy.  It's all in there.  Everything a lefty greenie could possibly hope for.

$20 Billion to Rip Up Highways, To Reduce Climate Change and Division Caused by Road Traffic.  According to Neighbourhood Scout, Rochester has double the violent crime rate of New York as a whole, around 7.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents per annum.  So if you spend 10 years in Rochester, you have around a one in ten chance of being mugged or raped.  Obviously the source of violence is the sense of distance the drug psychos feel towards cashed up workers, who selfishly roll up their windows and race home to the safety of suburbs or small towns, locked in their armoured CO2 emitting gasoline powered four wheeled bubbles, when they could spending more time in the community, helping to build a better Rochester.  Ripping up highways, bringing down barriers, so everyone can mingle together.  That's what Biden and Buttigieg appear to want.

Kamala Harris's Navy.  Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the commencement address at the United States Naval Academy on Friday [5/28/2021]. [...] Harris told the graduates they should excel at pursuits such as developing artificial intelligence, robotics, and other technologies.  Military expertise proved quite valuable during the pandemic, she said, noting, for example, that "naval researchers figured out how to use 3D knitting machines to make masks."  But Harris paid particular attention to "a very real threat to our national security" — climate change.  "You are ocean engineers who will help navigate ships through thinning ice," Harris said in her only acknowledgment that the Navy has any sort of relationship with the world's oceans.  "You are mechanical engineers who will help reinforce sinking bases.  You are electrical engineers who will soon help convert solar and wind energy into power, convert solar and wind energy into combat power.  And just ask any Marine today, would she rather carry 20 pounds of batteries or a rolled-up solar panel?  And I am positive she will tell you a solar panel, and so would he."

Breaking: 6th Circuit Issues Stinging Rejection of Biden's Race-Based 'American Rescue Plan'.  The Biden administration has sought to racialize the COVID-19 pandemic response, including a restaurant aid program within the American Rescue Plan.  A judge just ruled that isn't going to fly.  The ruling comes by way of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Antonio Vittolo vs. Isabella Casillas Guzman.  Guzman's lawsuit argued that white men are being 'pushed to the back of the line' for aid in the coronavirus relief program.  The lawsuit was directed at U.S. Small Business Association Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman by Antonio Vitolo, who is the owner of Jake's Bar and Grill in Harriman, Tennessee.  A majority 2-1 decision found that Biden's race-based litmus test for aid is not legal.  "This case is about whether the government can allocate limited coronavirus relief funds based on the race and sex of the applicants," Judge Thapar ruled.  "We hold that it cannot."

Biden's overtly anti-white COVID rescue plan won't survive in court.  Team Biden is poised to hand out billions of dollars to what it misleadingly labels "socially disadvantaged" farmers, restaurateurs and other business owners hurt by the lockdowns.  The money will start flowing to them in early June — provided they don't have white skin.  Biden's American Rescue Plan defines "socially disadvantaged" based on skin color and ancestry, not the hardships faced by an individual.  Blacks, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders are included.  One group is excluded:  whites.  Fortunately, the new law's anti-white provisions are facing a challenge in court, and the challengers are likely to win.  The US Constitution forbids discrimination based on race — period.

Biden is mortgaging our future with more spending, debt and taxes than ever before.  Two distressing facts to remember about President Biden's new 10-year budget proposal.  First, his proposed spending spree would bring the largest federal debt in American history.  Second, this budget does not even include additional spending and debt proposals that are coming later.  On that first point, President Biden proposes that Washington spend $6 trillion next year — even as the pandemic recedes and the economy moves back towards full employment.  Just a few years after federal spending first passed the $4 trillion threshold, President Biden would quickly blow past $6 trillion next year on the way past $8 trillion within a decade.  Federal spending next year would exceed $45,000 per household.  Is anyone possibly getting their money's worth? [...] Not even the second world war brought this much debt.

Biden's Wild Spending Binge:  It's Socialism, Not 'Stimulus'.  Of all President Joe Biden's awful economic policies, none will have as nasty and lasting an impact on average Americans as the sheer growth he's proposing for the federal government.  His newly unveiled budget lays bare once again the Democratic Party's sharp socialist turn. Biden's budget is, in a word, mammoth.  It proposes a total of $6 trillion in spending next year, with a budget deficit of $1.8 trillion.  That's a 36% rise above the pre-pandemic spending of $4.4 trillion in 2019.  By 2031, the Biden plan sees spending of $8.1 trillion, while annual deficits will remain above $1.3 trillion every year for all 10 years.  Numbers crunched by the Congressional Budget Office show that Biden's spending plans would add $22 trillion to our deficits over and above current levels in the decade.

Great New Lefty Policy Idea:  Let's Destroy Highways.  Biden just proposed $1.8 trillion in deficit spending.  He's talking a lot about infrastructure, but only a little over $100 billion is actually going to roads, bridges, tunnels, and highways.  More than that will be going as sweetheart subsidies for electric cars.  Instead, Dems have begun insisting that everything is infrastructure.  Like massive lies and theft.  Those are now very definitely infrastructure.  There's a good reason why the Dems talk about infrastructure, but don't fund it.  They want to get rid of it.  The elimination of suburbs is high on the lefty agenda of forcing everyone to cram into cities where they can be tightly controlled.  And since roads, bridges, tunnels, and highways connect people, they want to get rid of those.  Think of the Left as laying siege to America and you won't be far wrong.

DHS eyes deleting gang questions from green card application.  Homeland Security is moving to cut questions about gang affiliation from the application migrants file to get green cards, in a change that one former employee says could mean dangerous criminals will have an easier time getting through the process.  Rob Law, a former chief of policy and strategy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, revealed the planned changes Thursday, saying it appears to be part of the Biden team's attempt at erasing the get-tough approach of the previous administration.  "The biggest beneficiaries of that 'compassion' are apparently the most violent and dangerous aliens in the country," said Mr. Law, who is now at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Biden Administration Undermines Public Safety by Ending Bristol County, Mass., 287(g) Program.  The Biden administration seems to be upset that the successful 287(g) program in Bristol County, Mass., has resulted in the identification of illegal aliens arrested for child rape, assault, strangulation, arson, attempted murder, armed carjacking, breaking and entering, and identity theft, and they plan to put an end to this public safety program immediately, no matter the cost to public safety.  This is consistent with the administration's enforcement priorities and would ensure that countless criminal aliens are released into our communities.  The 287(g) program, created by Congress decades back, allows local law enforcement to enter into cooperative agreements with federal immigration authorities to assist with the identification and processing of removable aliens arrested for violations of criminal law.  Local law enforcement that partners with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) receives weeks of training on how to identify removable aliens that they encounter during their routine enforcement of state and local criminal law.  It's a common sense program considering that local law enforcement, not ICE, is often the first to encounter criminal aliens.

Biden's 2022 Budget Would Push Federal Spending to Highest Levels Since WWII.  President Joe Biden will unveil a $6 trillion budget proposal on Friday that would push federal spending to its highest sustained levels since World War II.  Biden's budget plan asks the federal government to spend $6 trillion in the 2022 fiscal year and for total spending to hit $8.2 trillion by 2031, according to documents first obtained by The New York Times.  Should Biden's budget be accepted by Congress, the federal government will spend more as a share of the economy each year than at any other time since World War II, with the exception of 2020 and 2021, which saw trillions in COVID-relief spending.

Five reasons not to be optimistic about America's future.  Starting with Obama, Democrats have been undermining the Bill of Rights.  "Every single one of [Obama's] initiatives," said American Thinker, was "directed at increasing government control in every area, with a corresponding decrease in individual liberty."  Nowhere has this been more evident than in the overreaching mandates imposed on the American public in the name of combatting the coronavirus.  The Left's ultimate objective is socialism/communism, where the government controls everything.  The consequence will be economic collapse on the scale of Venezuela.  If they get away with this, say goodbye to the nation we all used to know and love.

Blue Pill or Red Pill — Choose Wisely.  [Scroll down]  All Joe needed to do was provide normalcy rather than demand unity — and issue everyone their daily dose of the blue.  Instead, Joe has behaved like an unsupervised child in a candy store, indulging his every wish.  He shocked the body politic with too much radicalism, too fast — and it has awakened the citizenry for a brief moment.  Joe "red pilled" the body politic.  In reality, the blue pill (leftist propaganda) is losing its efficacy.  Once people know propaganda is propaganda, they stop believing the propaganda.  I know this is a difficult concept for the left to grasp, but when one catches someone lying to them, they're less likely to believe future lies.  The propagandists overplayed their hand.  The propaganda is no longer convincing.  At the same time, Joe has hit us with an unprecedented level of radicalism which runs counter to logic and common sense.

Biden Administration Will Import Metals and Close U.S. Mines To Appease Environmental Wing of Party.  Every economic policy of the JoeBama administration benefits other nations at the cost of the U.S. middle class.  If you look at the Biden policy from a position of America's interests they get everything wrong.  However, if you look at Biden economic policy from a goal to weaken the U.S. and benefit other nations, they get everything right.  This is the exact same big picture dynamic that was present during the Obama era.  The Chicago crew of policy advisors simply hate America and everything she/we stand for.  That element of Obama's network hates 'colonialism', despises the industrial revolution, and abhors free market capitalism.  When Obama said "share the wealth" he wasn't speaking exclusively toward domestic socioeconomic policy; he was also pointing out that America needed to share wealth with other nations.  This is the ideological alignment between Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden.

The Left's Ideology Shrivels When Exposed to the Light.  For decades, Progressives have been making gains in America, and they've been doing it mainly because they were very careful and crafty in how they operated.  A leftist will rarely come out and tell you what he is trying to do; leftists are stealthy and devious about their true intentions, disguising their motives with slogans like "for the common good," "paying your fair share," and "leveling the playing field."  They've slunk into nearly every walk of life, disingenuously labeling themselves "liberal," when they are in reality anything but liberal.  "Liberal" would mean they are open to the way others think.  "Liberal" would mean that they don't try to cancel those with whom they disagree.  "Liberal" would mean being liberal, and letting people live their lives, provided they are not doing harm to others... which is more like the libertarian viewpoint.  Progressives dominate our educational institutions, from elementary school to the highest levels of academia, and their indoctrination of our youths is shameless and insidious.  Recent polls have shown that 25% of Americans now believe that socialism is a better economic system than capitalism.  Year after year, they churn out hundreds of thousands more useful idiots with degrees in gender studies, social justice, black studies, and even journalism (yeah, oddly, journalism is still a major!).  These aspiring Marxists graduate and spread their idiocy into nearly every walk of life, especially drawn to "teaching," government "service," and "journalism."  This spread has been effective because it has been quiet, subtle, and determined.

To Fight Back, Question Everything.  In terms of safety, health, opportunity, and prosperity, there has never been a better time in human history, but hardly anyone living anywhere is celebrating. [...] In a world saturated with information, the "key" to distinguishing between truth and falsehood is one question, one word:  "why?"  Why should schools and companies discriminate based on skin color?  Why should my race say more about me than my brain?  Why is it okay for federal immigration law to be ignored while federal tax laws must be obeyed?  Why are Americans who defend the Constitution treated as domestic terrorists?  Why are Americans who burn down cities treated as heroes?  Why does every "solution" to climate change involve the expansion of government powers and the contraction of personal liberties?  Why must the government police speech in order to keep it free?  Why must government disarm citizens in order to keep them safe?  Why is the government so afraid of the people that it must spy on them at all times?  Why is it no longer "our government," but rather the government?

After Biden:  It's Up to Us.  [Scroll down]  Politicians are never going to change.  That means it's up to us.  It's up to us to change the moral matrix at the school board and declare that anyone that advocates Critical Race Theory for the kiddies is a moral monster and a hater.  It's up to us to stigmatize the climate grifters as bloodsuckers and Malefactors of Great Green.  It's up to us to relabel the homeless:  from helpless victims into moral cretins.  It's up to us to teach Americans to think of government employee unions as evil slime.  It's up to us to slowly convert Social Security from a slush fund into a genuine savings program.  It's up to us to bully social media into canceling lefty haters instead of the former President of the United States.

With Policies Failing, Democrats Turn to Trump-Hate.  With the latest job creation numbers 75 percent below forecast, and illegal entry into the U.S. across the southern border up 944 percent from April of last year, and the president having difficulty reconciling his support of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state with the vocal anti-Semitism of elements of his own congressional party, and inflation on gasoline, lumber, bread, and a number of other vital products running between 50 and 150 percent, the contemporary Democratic Party is reverting to the only arrow left in its quiver and the only song remaining in its song book:  Trump-hate.  The administration's demiurgic effort to continue public panic over the Covid virus has failed.  Texas, whose opposition to the complete shut-down President Biden denounced as "Neanderthal," and other anti-shut down states such as Florida and South Dakota, have so completely outperformed the principal Democratic compulsory lockdown states, as to make it very difficult to sustain public pandemic hysteria at its former stratospheric levels.  Likewise, the progress of the vaccines for which no Democrat is physically capable of giving any credit to former President Trump, have made hysteria even more difficult to support.

Is Biden's inflated presidency about to burst?  Is President Joe Biden living up to expectations?  It's hard to say, since the expectations generated on his campaign trail were so murky.  Biden made plenty of promises on the stump but only one thing was ever clear:  he wasn't Donald Trump. [...] Whatever moderation was once attributed to him has been quickly abandoned.  The Keystone XL Pipeline has been canceled, the radical Equality Act has been endorsed, the Paris Climate Agreement has been rejoined.  Most glaringly of all, one of the largest spending bills in American history has been signed into law, with promises of much, much more to come.  Most recently, Biden has been haggling with the GOP Congress over his proposed infrastructure package.  He wants $2.3 trillion while the Republicans have said they could go as high as $800 billion and even raise the gas tax in order to pay for it.

This is impeachment #3.  What do you do when the border is a mess and gasoline prices are out of control?  You try to impeach Trump again by starting another investigation. [...] I smell a party looking for a distraction here:
  [#1]   The border is a mess and people are being released without court dates.  I'm confused.  I thought that these people were seeking asylum.  It sounds to me like they are just walking into the country.
  [#2]   Inflation is showing its ugly face.  Just ask the moms shopping at the local stores after filling the gas tank.
  [#3]   Support for Israel is dividing Democrats.  President Biden has an Israel problem and it's not from the GOP side.
Last, but not least, the 50-50 Senate is making it very difficult for the "majority" to do anything and the left is growing unhappy.  They want to pack the courts and force Justice Stephen Breyer out, but it's not likely to happen.

Harris Calls COVID an 'Opportunity to Transform' America as We Know It.  The Democrat Party has known for decades it must patch together disparate groups if it is to remain a competitive national political party — people of color, the LGBTQ community, (liberal) women, et al. — and today, of course, illegal immigrants (future Democrat voters) enthusiastically recruited by Biden to stream across the border unchecked.  If we've learned anything over the last five years, it's that today's Democrat Party is not the Democrat Party of not all that long ago.  Democrats are now hellbent on destroying America as we know it, and "pragmatic moderate" Kamala Harris is among those leading the charge.

Biden issues sweeping executive order requiring agencies to combat climate change.  President Joe Biden is directing federal agencies to identify and address financial risks posed by climate change in a sweeping executive order that could affect much of the government budget and many private industries.  The Thursday [5/20/2021] order is the latest action by the Biden administration to enlist the financial sector in fighting climate change, both through dedicated efforts to reduce climate-related economic risks and actions to minimize public investment in fossil fuels. [...] In April, during Biden's climate summit, the White House released the first international climate finance plan.  As part of that plan, Biden pledged that the United States would double the amount of money it offers to developing countries to help curb climate change within the next three years and move away from financing fossil fuel-intensive projects overseas.

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[#1] There are no "financial risks posed by climate change."  If you have financial risks in your future, they have no connection to the changing climate.  [#2] Global Warming, which was Climate Change's maiden name, occurs at a rate of one or two degrees per century.  Maybe less!  That's nothing that we can't deal with.  There is no "climate emergency."

What Trump Meant to Millions.  To appreciate what Trump meant, one need only look at what Biden has done in four months.  Liberal elitism is expressed in many ways, but the overriding theme is that the common people are too ignorant to know the truth, much less to be allowed to govern.  For progressive politicians, the "truth" may shift on particular issues — "masks, no masks," "schools closed, schools open," "border open, border closed" — but it always comes back to the idea of big government and centralized power.  At the heart of every move is the power and corruption of a self-anointed elite.  In the 1960s, against all common sense, the left backed the Black Panthers and Students for a Democratic Society, and there were few to call them out on it.  There were Huey Newton t-shirts and raised fists resembling the BLM t-shirt and raised fists of today.  Now the race card — along with the "science is settled" insistence that the earth is dying — is the left's answer to anyone who would challenge their idea of permanent and total power.

Planting the Flag:  The States will be Sovereign.  When Biden stated, "I'm not Bernie Sanders" maybe he was being honest, for, in fact, he seems to have gone to the left of even Bernie.  That the administration sees a very small window of time to push this radical agenda is obvious; it is on overdrive to transform America in record time.  The litany of disastrous policies that have been pushed, floated, and introduced is mind-boggling.  From packing the Supreme Court, D.C. statehood, massive tax increases, eliminating the Electoral College, federalizing the entire election system, free college tuition, massive spending and a Green New Deal, and the opening of our southern border, one's head spins trying to keep up.  The nation is in crisis and the future of our Republic balances on a knife edge.  The most dangerous of these transformative changes is the attempt to nationalize the electoral system through the Orwellian named "For the People Act."  The result would be nothing short of the shredding of the Constitution, the obliteration of state sovereignty and, at the risk of hyperbole, the end of the Republic.

Woke Army Goes to War Against Climate Change.  The United States Army's Assistant Secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment released a memo on May 14 that identifies climate change as a "serious threat to U.S. national security interests and defense objectives."  According to the memo, the president and secretary of defense have directed the Army to prioritize "climate change considerations in its threat picture, strategic plans, operations, and installations."  In January, Defense News reported that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wants the Department of Defense (DOD) to "change its carbon footprint."  In April, Secretary Austin called climate change "an existential threat."  To that end, the memo states that the Army convened a 24-member "Army Climate Change Working Group (ACCWG)" in early March to develop the Army's "Climate Strategy and Army Climate Action Plan."  The plan includes "energy reform," which calls for the "development and use of renewable energy, energy and water efficiency and consumption, and other environmental initiatives that steward the land, air and water to enable Army operations and maximize readiness."

The Editor says...
Instead of fighting climate change, which is a war that can't be won, perhaps the Army should be at the Mexican border, where there is an actual problem.

Why we need to stand against the radical Left's war on energy.  Prior to the Biden administration, America had become the world leader in energy production and a major exporter of oil and natural gas, strengthening national security and boosting our economy for hard-working families.  By reducing taxes and reforming regulations on energy production, the public saw increased job opportunities, lower electricity bills, and lower prices at the gas pump.  Unfortunately, under the Biden administration, we have seen an all-out assault on American energy and a push to hike taxes on hard-working families and small businesses.  But special interest groups want the Biden administration to go even further and impose a costly, job-killing carbon tax that would be devastating for families and small businesses — reversing progress toward achieving American energy dominance and economic prosperity.

Janet Yellen makes an idiot of Pete Buttigeig.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen just made a punk out of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.  Yellen lobbied the business community Tuesday to help foot the bill for President Joe Biden's more than $4 trillion American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan, which include every wish list item proposed by the Democratic Party going back nearly 50 years.  This is an interesting development, considering Buttigieg claimed last week the White House's "infrastructure" proposal "is paid for."  Yellen pitched U.S. business leaders specifically on raising the corporate tax rate to help pay for Biden's multitrillion-dollar plans.  Speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Forum on Economic Recovery, the treasury secretary outlined the president's plan to raise the corporate income tax rate to 28%, up from its current rate of 21%.  "With corporate taxes at a historical low of 1% of GDP, we believe the corporate sector can contribute to this effort by bearing its fair share," she said.

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Why is it up to "the business community" to pay for the Abortion Party's socialist wish list?  Is every business part of that community, or only the really big ones?  Who defines the boundaries?

Schumer on electric cars: 'All vehicles on the road should be clean' by 2040.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says every vehicle on the road should be fully electric by 2040.  "There is no way the United States can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions without looking at how Americans drive," Schumer said on Tuesday.  "So I have put forward an ambitious, comprehensive proposal to accelerate our country's transition to zero-emission vehicles.  We've called it Clean Cars for America.  "The goal of that plan is that by 2040, all vehicles should be clean.  All vehicles on the road should be clean.  The International Energy Agency, by the way, recommends the world reach that target by 2050, so we beat them by 10 years, if this proposal goes into effect."

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I'm not sure who the International Energy Agency is, but I do know they're not elected representatives of US citizens, and we didn't approve of their agenda in any kind of referendum.  Their recommendations carry no legal weight, but the serve as a fig leaf for the Democrats' power grab.  And the power grab is based on groundless hysteria about global warming — or whatever they call it now.

Biden Is Off to a Disastrous Start.  Presidents aren't supreme beings imbued with the power to dictate economic conditions, pandemics or international events.  We give them far too much credit and blame for the vagaries of the world.  That said, there are some things that presidents do have the power to influence.  The location of MLB's All-Star Game, for instance, is not Joe Biden's bailiwick.  The economic recovery is.  The COVID-19 downturn wasn't an organic event precipitated by unforeseeable underlying economic factors.  It was an event created by state lockdowns, coupled with widespread consumer fear.  So, with lockdowns easing and vaccines entering arms, a vibrant bounce-back should be a slam dunk for the president.  Instead, Biden couldn't resist the opportunity to stuff expensive, technocratic, completely unrelated agenda items into his "rescue" packages.  And disincentivizing work and investments, threatening to raise taxes and energy prices and pumping trillions into the economy tend to dampen growth.

H.R. 1 is a straight up Democratic power grab.  America is still grappling with the issues that plagued a divisive 2020 election.  In that election cycle, Democratic politicians and left-wing lawyers launched a multi-state assault on election security laws that gave unprecedented and unconstitutional authority to non-legislative actors to change election laws.  Now, Democrats are doubling-down on their efforts to undermine election security with H.R. 1, the so-called "For the People Act," a bill that would federalize state elections while sweeping away state election integrity efforts.  Rather than using the slimmest majority in modern history to enact bills that would fix problems in our election system, Democrats seem maniacally focused on making sure they maintain power in the next election.  This bill shouldn't be called the "For the People Act" but instead should be known as the "Democrat Power Grab Act of 2021" because it is clearly designed so Democrats can aggregate and exert power.

Biden's 'Uncle Joe' moments feed Republican claims someone else is in charge.  Republicans contend Biden's sometimes-doddering ways are calculated to obscure his liberal priorities as he, his aides, and their congressional allies take advantage of narrow majorities on Capitol Hill before the 2022 midterm elections.  Biden's folksy reputation and low-key approach to the presidency belies the political transformation being spearheaded by his administration, according to Republican strategist Jeanette Hoffman.  "These things when Joe Biden says, 'It's not me, I'm not in charge,' it's part of the whole shtick that he has going that he's just 'Uncle Joe' and you can trust him.  He's just a nice guy, and he's not out to do anything crazy or make any big changes, but that couldn't be further from the truth because this is the most liberal and radical socialist agenda our country has ever seen," she told the Washington Examiner.

We're Governed by Morons.  Everyone knows someone who is horrible with money; some friend or acquaintance who is always up to their neck in credit card debt no matter how much money they earn.  You probably try to avoid seeing this person as much as possible because it's always the same old story when you do.  Sadly, rather than remove these people from our lives, we've elected them to Congress and they keep sticking us with the check.  This isn't about Republicans or Democrats, they're both horrible when it comes to spending.  The only differences between the two parties on spending is Republicans pretend to be responsible when they're not in power, Democrats don't even bother anymore.

Biden gave Palestinians $235 million; they fired 1,600 rockets at Israel.  Follow the money.  On April 7, Al Jazeera reported, "The Biden administration has announced plans to resume funding for the United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees, which has faced a dire financial situation since former US President Donald Trump cut US assistance in 2018."  President Trump cut off the aid because Palestinian leaders keep terrorizing Israel.  Arab News said the US gift was $235 million.  It said, "The plan calls for $150 million through the United Nations relief agency UNRWA, $75 million in US economic and development assistance and $10 million for peace-building programs, Blinken said in a statement."  That is a lot of money to give to Palestinians whose leaders have refused peace settlements for 73 years.

Biden's Biological Ruling:  HHS Redefines Sex as Non-Biological.  he Biden administration's Department of Health and Human Services declared it will be reversing a "rule initiated by former President Donald Trump that defined 'sex' as biological, in an effort to prevent 'discrimination' against transgender people in health care practices" reports National Review.  The change will "likely require that states, which set their own Medicaid eligibility requirements, provide gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to Medicaid recipients" writes National Review.  The enforcement is not a binding federal rule, but means the federal government will "begin interpreting Section 1557 — the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity, rather than simply banning discrimination based on biological sex, as the Trump administration had."

Where is the Congressional Republican Outrage?  Recently, the new Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin explained that an existential threat to our military forces is climate change.  I guess the secretary missed the session on orientation day explaining the main objective of the U.S. military to fight wars and defeat the enemy.  When not engaged in war, they should be training and preparing for one.  To achieve that objective he said, "We in the Department of Defense are committed to doing our part, from increasing the energy efficiency of our platforms and installations, to deploying clean distributed generation and energy storage, to electrifying our own vehicle fleets".  I look for the announcement of a newly designed, totally electric Abrams tank.

Welcome Back, Carter.  Anyone want to party like it's 1979?  Okay, at least in 1979 we weren't locked down, masked up, and socially distanced.  But, other than that, there wasn't much to celebrate.  The economy was in the tank, inflation was rampant, gas lines were long, daubers were down, and no one in the White House knew what to do about any of it.  A new term had to be coined for something thought impossible/oxymoronic... "stagflation."  Yes, even as the economy was slowing down, inflation was rampant, an unprecedented pairing of economic indicators.  And today?  The economy is in the tank, inflation is rampant, gas lines are getting long in some areas, daubers are down, and no one in the White House knows what to do about any of it.  It may be worse than that.  It may be possible that no one in the White House wants to do anything about any of it because it is part of the plan, the Great Reset, the elite's desire to take the U.S. down a peg while/by reducing greenhouse gases — and increasing intersectionality, multiculturalism, critical race theory, and other noxious forms of political correctness.

White House Occupant Reads Teleprompter, Desperately Attempting to Spin Horrific Policy Outcomes.  The White House occupant appeared today [5/10/2021] to deliver remarks on some key issues that are catastrophic to the long-term goals of the leftist administration.  First, let's be clear; there's no-way the Chicago control agents would allow the installed occupant to speak on any issue, publicly, that was not a direct and measurable threat to their long-term goals.  The remarks today by Joe Biden are carefully scripted to diffuse political damage that is pending as a direct outcome of the executed policies. [...] The bottom line is simple:  The Democrats can see a political backlash coming that is going to overwhelm them.  No amount of spin or manipulative talking points will change the outcome of the reality people are feeling.  Massive increases in gas prices combined with massive inflation is the exact policy outcome from Jimmy Carter.

More than 120 retired flag officers sign open letter warning that America 'is in deep peril'.  More than 120 retired American military officials have signed an open letter warning that America has veered left under Democratic control and that the nation's survival is on the line.  "Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic.  The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake," the letter states.  Some of the signers include retired Army Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, who is running to serve as a U.S. Senator from the state of New Hampshire, and retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council.

Biden HHS Redefines Sex as Non-Biological in New 'Anti-Discrimination' Rule Change.  The Biden administration is reversing a rule initiated by former President Donald Trump that defined "sex" as biological, in an effort to prevent "discrimination" against transgender people in health care practices, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday [5/10/2021].  The notice of enforcement, while not a binding federal rule, signals that the federal government will begin interpreting Section 1557 — the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual identity, rather than simply banning discrimination based on biological sex, as the Trump administration had.  The change will likely require that states, which set their own Medicaid eligibility requirements, provide gender-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to Medicaid recipients.

Biden Administration Decides Sex Is Non-Biological In New HHS Announcement.  On Monday [5/10/2021], the Biden administration's Health and Human Services department, headed by Secretary Xavier Becerra, announced that the Office for Civil Rights would throw out the Trump administration's view that sex is biological and "interpret and enforce Section 1557 (of the Affordable Care Act) and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and discrimination on the basis of gender identity."  The Biden administration rolled back the June 2020 final regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration, which eliminated the general prohibition on discrimination based on gender identity and sex-stereotyping that the Obama administration had instituted.

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Biden HHS Lays the Groundwork for the Chemical Castration of Children.  On Monday [5/10/2021], the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laid the groundwork for forcing doctors and hospitals to perform transgender surgery in the name of fighting "discrimination."  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine (a biological male who identifies as a woman) announced that HHS would adopt the Orwellian redefinition of "sex" to force transgender ideology in the medical field, mainstreaming the arguable chemical castration of children.  "The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.  That's why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination," Becerra announced in a statement.


Government Equals Piracy Equals Loot and Plunder.  As far as I know, this jobs problem is at least six months old, and I dare say that the CDC's Eviction Moratorium is a contributing factor.  Did you know that having to pay back rent is racist?  You will soon.  And yet our Democratic friends went ahead with subsidizing unemployment in their post-Trump loot-and-plunder extravaganza.  Of course they did, because the whole point of politics is that you gotta pay your supporters with loot and plunder.  In my view, all government, everywhere, is a loot and plunder operation, and always has been. [...] The innovation of Marx and the socialists was to gussie up a moral justification for their looting.  Then Horace Mann justified his free gubmint "common schools" by asserting that they would reduce crime by 90 percent.  Social Security was sold as an insurance program.  Even ObamaCare had a penumbra and an emanation of the arc of history about it. [...] In the post-Trump era, the gloves are off, and you Commoners are gonna pay reparations, you racists.

The 'Woke' Follies.  Some years ago, I watched an excerpt of a panel discussion with a number of middle-aged professors at a prestigious Ivy League university.  These academics were regaling the naïve and worshipful audience, overwhelmingly female, about the necessity of viewing the LGTBQ movement as this generation's national civil rights battle (equivalent to the abolishing of slavery).  The tirades against a racist and imbecilic patriarchy marinated in white privilege were incessant.  These Leftists claimed that this privilege and imbecility required the immediate acceleration of the transformation of the United States into a socialist nirvana through any means that would ostracize, intimidate, and muzzle all who disagreed that these were "civil rights" worthy of national imposition.  The adoring and reverential expressions on the faces of the young women and the few men in the audience was priceless.  It was as if they had suddenly discovered meaning and purpose in their apparently meaningless and sheltered lives.  They no doubt thought that the prospect of being swept up a grand crusade of promoting all manner of "civil rights" in a heartless, capitalistic society would bring relevance to their lives.  What they did not fathom was that they were being manipulated in order to bring about a socialist one-party oligarchy by playing on the nation's history of civil rights movements.

'Blatantly unconstitutional': 78 members of Congress go to court against Biden.  Seventy-eight members of Congress have gone to court to say that President Biden's "American Rescue Plan" is "blatantly unconstitutional" because it purports to control the decisions states make regarding their own taxes.  The friend-of-the-court brief was filed by the American Center for Law and Justice on behalf of the members of Congress in a case already pending that was brought by 13 attorneys general.  They sued Biden because of the demand, authored by the Schumer-Pelosi regime in Congress, that "prohibits states from lowering state taxes anytime between now and 2024."  "In other words, throughout President Biden's first term," the ACLJ explained.

Grandpa Knew Best.  [Scroll down]  Not completely unrelated to unrestrained money printing and paying people not to work is the rapidly rising cost of energy due to the administration's war on "fossil fuels."  Biden has set a draconian pledge to cut carbon "pollution" 50-52% compared with 2005 levels.  Even if you believe (as I do not) that anthropogenic caused global warming is substantial and deleterious, the goal is senseless.  China is not going to cut back on its use of fossil fuels and its carbon pollution surpasses all the developed countries combined.  To carry out this pledge, the U.S. would wreck its economy and the hardest hit, as usual, will be the poorest of us unable to afford more costly housing, food, and transportation.

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Carbon dioxide is not carbon, nor is it a pollutant.

Biden is repeating the disastrous policies of England's welfare state.  The Biden administration got a disastrous jobs report on Friday:  In April, the economy added only 266,000 workers, which was one-quarter of what the Democrats had optimistically predicted would happen after they printed money like Weimar Germany or Venezuela and then handed out massive stimulus checks.  For me, it was déjà vu all over again, because the same thing happened in England in the late 1970s.  Had Trump stayed in office and continued with his economic policies, I believe the economy would have added the 1 million jobs Democrats so blithely predicted.  Instead, ["]The US added just 266,000 jobs in April — far below economists' expectations of 1 million — and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.1 percent, the feds said Friday.["]  Significantly, and sadly, the worst hit were Blacks and women, who were thriving under Trump.

Pompeo: 'Enormous Mistake' to Think Climate Change Is Main US Threat.  Everyone wants to have clean air and safe drinking water, but it's an "enormous mistake" for President Joe Biden to call climate change the number one threat facing the United States when there are so many threats that are going on, particularly with China and with the crisis at the nation's southern border, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday [4/23/2021].  "I could list half a dozen other challenges we face, not the least of which is the crisis on our southern border today, that far outrank the urgency of climate change," said Pompeo, now a Fox News contributor, on "America's Newsroom."  His comments come as Biden's virtual climate summit, which concludes Friday, has attracted national figures from around the world, including Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Meeting Biden's climate pledge would require 'dramatic' changes to fossil fuel-based economy.  President Joe Biden's pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 would require fundamentally transforming the country's fossil fuel-based economy.  A lot of work has been done, with the United States leading the world in emissions reductions since 2005 because of natural gas and renewables replacing more expensive and dirtier coal in electricity.  But to meet Biden's target, the pace of emissions cuts will need to increase substantially and reach into sectors in which emissions have increased or remained steady, such as transportation, heavy manufacturing, and buildings.

Poll: Huge Majority of Capitol Hill Aides Believe Pelosi's Partisan Socialist Agenda Will Not Pass Congress.  Punchbowl News released a new tracking poll Thursday showing a majority of senior Democrat Capitol Hill aides believe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) partisan socialist agenda will not pass Congress.  Pelosi's push to pass a partisan socialist agenda while Washington, DC, is under one-party rule looks like it will fail as the "gatekeepers and, in many cases, the decision-makers" believe there will not be enough votes to get her wishlist through, according to the poll.

The Left-Wing Putsch.  [Scroll down]  Just as Henry Wallace in 1948 loved the USSR but was repudiated by Pres.  Harry Truman, [Bernie] Sanders also has been infatuated with Soviet-style communism all his life.  The fact is that when the federal government gradually or with singular rapidity takes over the means of production, the net result is and will always be authoritarian.  When we see the government striving to add two free years of college for all, develop vaccine passports, dictate modes of transportation in the name of energy control vis-à-vis climate change, implement a national curriculum inculcating racist stereotyping of the majority of the population, pack the Supreme Court, manipulate social media, portray all legislation about election integrity as racist and illegitimate, and force the spending of trillions of dollars on the country without input from the opposition party, we know we no longer have a party that even pays lip service to the Declaration of Independence with its assumptions of natural rights.

Move over Marine Corps, AOC calls for 1.5 million-strong 'Climate Corps'.  Two years after its debut, the Green New Deal was re-introduced two weeks ago, with Ocasio-Cortez joined by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.  The lawmakers spoke about green jobs, social justice, and the Civilian Climate Corps.  President Joe Biden included the corps in his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, calling for investments in training and $15 per hour union dues-paying jobs with health care coverage and other benefits like child care and counseling.  Fox News reported that the CCC "would fall under the purview of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent government agency that also runs AmeriCorps and other national service initiatives."  Corps members would receive on-the-job training and work to help "reduce carbon emissions, enable a transition to renewable energy, build healthier and more resilient communities, implement conservation projects with proven climate benefits, and help communities recover from climate disasters," according to a Markey press release.

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[#1] Creating thousands of busy-work jobs won't change the climate.  [#2] Democrats and unions exchange favors constantly.  That's the whole purpose of programs like this.  Unionized workers will be badgered into voting for Democrats, and the cycle will repeat.  [#3] Cleaning up after a storm is not the federal government's responsibility.  [#4]  Having this new layer of bureaucracy will not improve the climate in any measurable way.

As Biden Pushes Founders' America to the Brink, Americans Must 'Revisit the Original Plan'.  [Scroll down]  Separation of powers is not a flaw in our system of government, as many demanding changes increasingly assert.  It is purposely designed to protect our constitutional republic from the tyranny of a few — tyranny that today is knocking down the door of America.  Contrast the original design chosen by our framers with the intemperate statements of President Biden, who demands Congress yield to his will on matters such as gun control, under the threat that he will usurp the role of Congress by signing executive orders.  Consider the effect of the Democrats' dangerous threat to pack the Supreme Court if it does not bow to President Biden's broad claims to executive authority in violation of the separation of powers.  Explain why 20 of our 50 Republican senators voted to confirm Merrick Garland as attorney general — under whose leadership the Department of Justice just conducted an early-morning raid on the law office and apartment of President Trump's former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.  To fully appreciate how dangerous these recent developments are, only three months into the Biden administration, Americans must now revisit the original plan.

Biden's American Unions Plan.  President Joe Biden is traveling to Virginia and Louisiana this week to pitch his American Jobs Plan — also called an "infrastructure" plan.  New bridges, safer highways and more broadband are easy sells.  But that's only half the story.  Biden's plan is a massive and coercive push to unionize the American workforce.  Whether workers want it or not.  Biden's plan is a wish list of changes sought by union bosses.  It cancels right-to-work laws in 27 states that currently protect workers from having to pay union dues if they don't want to join.  It also rigs union elections by replacing secret balloting with a system called card check.  Organizers will be able to see which workers vote "no" and intimidate them.  During the 2020 presidential contest, unions donated millions to Biden's campaign, manned phone banks and got out the vote for Democrats.  Now, it's payback time.

Biden Admin Moves to Make Air Conditioners Too Expensive for Americans.  Some parts of the United States are uninhabitable without air conditioning.  And even in major cities, before air conditioning became widely available, people slept on balconies and fire escapes in stifling heat.  Beyond comfort, the lack of air conditioning in Europe has killed thousands.  Mostly the elderly. [...] The crackdown on air conditioners and refrigerators has been underway for a while now.  But Biden, Democrats and some Republicans are really ramping it up.

Dem Cori Bush praises 'historic' vote to defund St. Louis police as the city is named 7th most violent in the entire world.  The city of St. Louis is moving toward axing nearly 100 police officer positions and cutting millions from the police department's budget.  The movement to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was lauded by Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who called the decision "historic," despite the city being one of the most violent per capita in the world.  A proposal to eliminate 98 vacant officer positions and reallocate $4 million of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's $171 million budget passed a vote last week.  The proposition was passed by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment by a 2-1 vote, with St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones (D) and Comptroller Darlene Green supporting the plan and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed opposing the proposal.  Fox News reported that the plan "now goes to the Board of Alderman, the legislative body of the city, for hearings and possible amendments, before it's set to take effect July 1."

Austin, TX voters overwhelmingly reject propositions pushed by progressives.  There are signs that the left has created a backlash by overplaying its hand.  Even in a stronghold of the left like Austin, Texas, where in 2019 homeless people were allowed to erect their tents on city-owned land, including parks and sidewalks, thanks to the progressive-dominated city council.  All the problems any sane person would predict started happening immediately.  And that led to a voter initiative to reinstate the camping ban, Proposition B.

The Price Democracy Exacts for Ignorance.  In an 1816 letter to his friend Charles Yancey, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents.  There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information."  Jefferson was making the case for taxpayer-funded public schools.  He believed an educated electorate with access to a free press would be proof against the government's inclination to encroach upon our liberties.  One wonders if he would take such a sanguine view after witnessing what passes for education and news reporting today.  It's useful to ponder this question now, considering that our president's first State of the Union address was a classic expression of the propensity to which Jefferson alluded.  Absent the tired bromides and outright balderdash, it was a call for the expansion of an already-bloated federal behemoth.

Biden Goes for Broke.  Predictably, Biden believes that all the problems facing America are connected directly or indirectly with the previous president and his millions of followers, all of whom are racists.  Actually, all Democratic presidents adhere to this opinion.  Still, there is a big difference between the militant socialist Obama and the awkward socialist Biden.  If Obama tried to put America on a socialist track through legal, economic reforms, such as an attempt to nationalize the health care industry, Biden chose a different path.  Biden is trying to achieve the left's goals with the help of financial mechanisms.  Biden's long-announced infrastructure bill is a multi-trillion-dollar and multi-year project.  Its result should be an economy in which the primary employer in America will be not private companies, but the federal government.  One federal employer, one federal legal owner of a gun, and one national ideology — this is the idée fixe of all the left.  At the same time, under Obama, the nationalization of industry de jure did not occur, so Biden is trying to achieve this goal de-facto.

How Much Worse Can it Get?  The Democrats under the "Biden" administration have shed any last vestiges of pretense surrounding their desire to utterly remake the United States into some idealized version of their socialistic, utopian land where all the inhabitants' lives are totally controlled and orchestrated by an all-knowing, benevolent government — for the supposed good of the individual, of course. [...] Taken as a whole, however, a progressive America will be starkly different than one you grew up in.  Their vision includes:
  •   Green initiatives, meaning zero carbon emissions, no internal combustion engine cars by 2030, no meat, and no oil, natural gas, or fracking.
  •   Greatly relaxed policing practices, elimination of cash bail, nonprosecution of 'low-level' crimes like prostitution and petty theft.
  •   A military hamstrung by politically-correct policies that place a higher priority on socially-acceptable appearances ("Maternity flight suits") than maintaining an effective national security and preserving our ability to influence world affairs by dint of our military potential.
  •   A return to the America Second approach of the Obama era. Offer hotel accommodations, free health care and stimulus payments to illegal immigrants, while disabled American veterans have to beg for the generosity of private donations in order to be able to afford their rehabilitative care or be able to stay in their home.  Think about that:  Wounded Warriors Project and Tunnels to Towers depend on individual donations, while the progressives foot the bill for illegal immigrants' room service — on your dime.
  •   Reparations for slavery.  A bill for this is working its way through Congress.

Activists deliver 30 boxes of signatures for petition to replace Minneapolis Police Department.  Community activists delivered stacks of boxes Friday [4/30/2021] to the Minneapolis city clerk's office to file a petition to amend the city charter in order to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a public safety department.  Following the death of George Floyd, there's been a community push to defund or disband the Minneapolis Police Department.  Activists say the petition is a step toward changing public safety and policing in the city.  The 30 boxes now standing in the city clerk's office mark the first step of the process for a petition to amend the city charter.  According to the clerk, Yes 4 Minneapolis wants to put the amendment on the ballot at the general election on Nov. 2.

We Told You So — The First 100 Days of Biden's Radical Presidency.  President Joe Biden is not as radical as conservatives said he would be.  He is much, much worse.  The man who was sold to Americans as a "moderate" by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and who told voters, "I beat the socialist," has been the most radical president in U.S. history.  Biden has proposed a staggering $6 trillion in spending, most of it unpaid for, and most of it on big government programs.  He has also proposed massive tax hikes, in the midst of what he claims is a historic economic crisis.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has called Biden's first 100 days in office a "bait and switch," and he's not wrong.

Cuban Refugee Warns America Is Swallowing The 'Poison Pill' Of Communism.  Do you remember Maximo Alvarez?  He is the Cuban-American immigrant who spoke at the last Republican convention and warned America not to trust the Democrats.  He talked about his family escaping communism and praised America for being the land of the free.  This week, he was interviewed by Lisa Boothe and once again, he sounded the alarm.

Does Biden's limousine run on batteries?
Biden faces pressure to drive gasoline and diesel cars out of the US.  Joe Biden's administration, seeking deep cuts to planet-heating emissions, is facing pressure to take a previously unthinkable step:  declare the end of the internal combustion engine in the US.  Washington state has moved to call time on the age of gasoline and diesel cars, with the legislature passing a goal that new car sales be only zero-emission vehicles from 2030, including out of state purchases that are then imported.  The legislation now awaits to signature of Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat who previously ran for president on the climate crisis platform.

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The elimination of internal combustion engines would be pointless if no other country does the same.  It would also wreck the U.S. economy.  Are the oil companies (worldwide) going to sit quietly while the gasoline market in the U.S. is eliminated?  Deeper than all that:  What is the purpose of eliminating the internal combustion engine?  It is an attempt to halt global warming, a/k/a climate change.  That will never happen.  The climate has always changed gradually, and will continue to do so.

Democrats Intro Bill To Strip Federal Grants From Employers Conducting Criminal Background Checks.  The bill, introduced by Representatives David Trone and Maxine Waters, seeks to "amend" the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 by "conditioning eligibility for grants" under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  JAG grants, according to the Department of Justice, compose the "leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions."  The program "provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas" including crime victim and witness initiatives, mental health programs, and crime prevention.  The bill would amend the program by introducing an "eligibility" clause for private employers, excluding grant recipients from requiring applicants to disclose their criminal records.  What's more, businesses aren't even allowed to "inquire" about the matter with applicants or "conduct a criminal background check".

Biden's First Hundred Days:  A Failing Report Card.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the XL pipeline's cancellation, a completely irrational act.  Canceling it cost thousands of people jobs.  And what does it accomplish?  The oil from Canada will still come in, but now it will come in by the less safe and more polluting truck and rail.  Jobs lost, and nothing gained.  Indeed, the Biden climate policy, in general, is irrational.  Biden would have the country endure enormous costs for almost no gain in reducing the world's total output of greenhouse gases, particularly since China and India are the major contributors to that output.  Moreover, if Biden were serious about this, he would opt for clean nuclear power and natural gas rather than the unreliable eyesores of wind farms and solar panels.

The Democratic Party is Now America's Extremist Party.  The Democratic Party is now an extremist organ waging a fierce cold civil war to seize power and eviscerate America as founded and upend and erase its exceptional culture.  The party is saturated with Marxist sensibilities, ideas, and motivations.  Marxism is alien and hostile.  It's fundamentally anti-American.  Its worldview, strategies, and tactics are furnished in an endless stream by radical leftist academics, who have dominated our colleges and universities for decades now.  But the Democrats' destination isn't necessarily a Marxist state, not in its purest form.  It could be corporatism or fascism or variations.  Let's hope we thwart Democrats' aspirations so we never know.  As of the 2020 elections, Democrats have abandoned the middle ground.  They've been moving steadily left throughout the 2000s.  The Republican and Democrat parties traditionally sought to govern from the middle, a little right or a little left.  But the middle has ceased to serve the Democrats' aims.

Coming soon:  Cradle-to-grave ownership of your kids — if you just sit there and accept it.
Joe Biden will use his first joint address to Congress to propose FREE preschool for all three and four-year-olds as part of a $200 billion investment.  President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three and four-year-old children on Wednesday — a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan.  The president will make the announcement in his first joint address to Congress — a fulfillment of a campaign promise.  Biden campaigned on a national plan for universal preschool that would invest $775 billion over a 10-year period.

Biden Pitches Vision of America on Training Wheels — Forever.  President Joe Biden used his first joint address to Congress to call for a set of policies aimed at fundamentally transforming and enlarging the government's role in the lives of American families.  Biden pitched to the American people a vision of a society dominated by a centralized government, unfettered by counterweights or competing sources of security or authority.  In Biden's America, the youngest children will attend government pre-k, the government will deliver their parents child-rearing checks, subsidized child care, and offer tuition-free community college.  It's an America where the guiding hand of big government is everywhere from the cradle through the diploma. [...] Underlying this is a philosophical rejection of the idea that ordinary Americans can produce prosperity through their own efforts and ingenuity.

Joe Biden's 100 Days: partisan, negligent, and un-American.  Biden has refused to reach across the aisle while moving forward with more than 60 executive actions, including 40 executive orders — a modern-day record.  On his first day in office, Biden overturned President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which required asylum-seekers to apply before entering the United States.  This single change essentially created America's border crisis, the worst in two decades.  Some Biden actions targeted the life of the unborn, religious freedom, and traditional families, while others focused on gender identity and transgender military service.  The Biden administration was also quick to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which remains legally nonbinding for the world's leading polluters, such as China and India.  Then there's the issue of gun control, which Biden is weaponizing to bring more legal cases against firearms dealers and manufacturers, while expanding federal oversight of assault-style firearms.  Reframing the right to bear arms as a "gun violence public health epidemic," the Biden administration is treading all over the Second Amendment, which remains overwhelmingly popular among American citizens who believe in freedom and liberty.

Biden to Propose More Spending in Address to Congress, Bring Total to $6 Trillion.  President Joe Biden plans to address Congress on Wednesday evening and will outline his plan for an additional $1.8 trillion in spending.  The president will outline his proposed American Families Plan during his speech, according to the White House, an additional $1.8 trillion for free community college, free child care, paid leave, more food stamps, and free universal pre-school.  The proposed plan would spend an additional trillion while also doling out $800 billion in tax cuts.  The plan will also expand the child tax credit through 2025 and the Obamacare health insurance tax credit.  The earned income tax credit would become permanent.

Climate Change Is Now Infrastructure Too.  Pete Buttigieg continues to refer to everything as "infrastructure."  The transportation secretary, who has already redefined the word to include "broadband," "eldercare," "childcare," and whatever else is on President Biden's progressive wish list, is now classifying climate-related policy as "infrastructure."  "The truth is that every infrastructure decision is, already inevitably, a climate decision as well," Buttigieg said during last week's Climate Summit in front of more than 40 world leaders. [...] The president's "big, bold, but achievable commitment" on climate issues will help the country "resume that position of U.S. leadership and then challenge the other nations of the world to be part of the solution as well," he said.  Evidently causing thousands of Keystone XL Pipeline workers to lose their jobs is just the type of bold commitment that Buttigieg admires.

Biden's 100-Day Rampage.  Not since 1932, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first 100 days as president set a benchmark for presidential performance, has any president done so much so quickly as Joe Biden.  In fact, Biden is surpassing Roosevelt significantly in imposing massive damaging changes on America that may not be reversible.  Unlike Roosevelt, Biden isn't only relying on Congress to pass legislation.  Biden is achieving his goals by making international agreements, imposing executive orders and policy decisions, and working hard to undo everything his predecessor did.  Biden will brag about his accomplishments later this week in a speech to a joint session of Congress.  We can expect to hear about his rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and his promise last week to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030. [...] If we analyze what these "successes" mean to us, our national security, and our economy, it's quite clear that Biden defines success in terms of his ability to diminish our economy and national security.

Biden's Climate Denialism.  In anticipation of the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, a two-day global gathering of more than 40 world leaders, President Joe Biden declared that the United States had a "moral imperative" to adopt an "ambitious" goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and 100% by 2050.  Such an effort, if we were serious about it, would entail massive destruction of wealth, a surrender of our international trade advantages, the creation of a hugely intrusive state-run bureaucracy at home, the inhibition of free markets that have helped make the world a cleaner place, and a precipitous drop in the living standards of most citizens — especially the poor.  Of course, it should be said that those who oppose the expansion of fracking and nuclear energy — most elected Democrats, it seems — aren't even remotely serious about "tackling" carbon emissions anyway.  Around 80% of American energy is generated by fossil fuels and nuclear right now.  Around 20% is generated by "renewables" — predominantly wind and hydropower (which is unavailable in most places).  Only around 2% of our portfolio consists of inefficient and unreliable solar power — this, even after decades of subsidies and mandates.

Biden's Climate Requirements:  Cut 90% of Red Meat From Diet; Americans Can Only Eat One Burger Per Month.  Joe Biden on Friday [4/23/2021] pledged to cut the US's carbon emissions at least 50% by 2030.  Some of the climate requirements are going to mean big changes for Americans.  Biden's ambitious plan could mean Americans will be forced to cut 90% of red meat from their diets which equates to about one average-sized hamburger per month.  Americans may also be forced to purchase a $55,000 electric vehicle under Biden's Marxist climate plan.

UK Paper Says Biden Climate Plan Comes with These Horrible Changes.  President Joe Biden kicked off his virtual Earth Day climate summit on Thursday by announcing his administration's very ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 and enable the U.S. to reach net zero emissions by 2050.  Sacrifice on the part of every American will be necessary in order to achieve these goals.  It will change our diets, force us to purchase electric cars and dictate the way we heat our homes.

The Third Obama Term in a Covid Battered World.  Although it is nowhere stated on the official platform, the main goal of Joe Biden's domestic policy — and perhaps the prime directive of his administration — seems to be to ensure that the populist rebellion of 2016 is truly buried.  The admission of the District of Columbia as the 51st state, the opening of the southern border, limitations on gun ownership, the addition of seats to the U.S. Supreme Court — all are so many stakes to be driven through its heart to make certain it never rises again.

Biden will unwittingly sign anything that is set before him.  Therefore ...
Ocasio-Cortez says Biden exceeded progressives' expectations.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saluted the Biden administration on Friday, saying the new president had exceeded progressives' expectations in his first 100 days in the White House.  "The Biden administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had," the New York congresswoman, a star on the left of the Democratic party, told a virtual town hall meeting.  "I think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration."  In March, Joe Biden scored a major victory when his $1.9 [trillion] Covid stimulus and rescue package passed into law without a single Republican vote.

Does Biden's Climate Agenda Mean 'Red Meat Passports' Are Coming?  Joe Biden's climate agenda, which he announced this week, is such a violation of everything it means to live in a free country that it actually is hard to understand how he thinks he can get away with it.  The plan, announced during a two-day climate summit that began on Earth Day, calls for the slashing of carbon emissions by over half in less than ten years, and the United States becoming a zero-emissions economy by 2050.  While Biden hasn't released the details of this plan yet, experts say that it will take huge changes to accomplish Biden's climate objectives.  While electric cars currently only make up about 2 percent of new passenger vehicle sales, Biden's insane objectives would require electric vehicles to make up 65 percent of new cars and SUVs, along with 10 percent of new truck sales.

Biden Admin Cancels Fines For Illegal Aliens Who Fail To Leave U.S.: Doesn't Serve Our 'Best Interest'.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced on Friday that he directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to cancel fining illegal aliens who fail to leave the United States, claiming that fining people who are illegally in the U.S. runs "counter to the agency's best interest."  "There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens' departure obligations," Mayorkas said.  "We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures."

How Biden's climate plan could limit you to eat just one burger a MONTH, cost $3.5K a year per person in taxes, force you to spend $55K on an electric car and 'crush' American jobs.  President Joe Biden's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse emissions by 50 to 52 percent over the next decade could prompt sweeping changes that could affect how Americans eat, drive and heat their homes.  Biden announced the goal to cut emissions by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, at the start of a two-day climate summit on Thursday [4/22/2021].  He vowed the plan, which would set the US on a path of a zero emissions economy by no later than 2050, would create jobs and boost economies.

The Editor says...
Exactly the opposite is true, as is often the case when Joe Biden speaks.  His plan would crush the U.S. economy and eliminate jobs — all for the sake of reducing carbon dioxide emissions slightly, which will have zero positive effects.

Biden's 'Requirements' to Cut Emissions Could Have a Big Impact on What You Eat.  Biden wants to cut greenhouse emissions by 50-52% over the next decade, according to the Daily Mail.  That would likely crater the economy in the effort by having to cut fossil fuels back so much.  But on top of all that, according to a study the Mail reported on by Michigan University's Center for Sustainable Systems, indicates that to meet that goal, Americans might have to cut their red meat consumption by 90% and cut their consumption of other animal-based foods in half.

The Editor says...
For my part, I have completely stopped my emission of greenhouses!  Please, if you mean "carbon dioxide emissions," don't say "greenhouse emissions."

How do Democrats ever get elected to national office?  Cheating now leaps to mind, but, other than that?  Their policies fly in the face of the beliefs and values of a distinct and measurable majority of Americans.  But they don't even care about the poll numbers.
  •   Most Americans are adamantly against defunding the police, African Americans included.  Most Americans are against Democrat plans to pack the Supreme Court.
  •   Most Americans are against leaving their border(s) open and rewarding those who choose to come here illegally by giving them free goods and services.
  •   Most Americans are against the concept and practice of unlimited immigration.
  •   At least a slight majority of Americans realize that abolishing the oil, gas, and coal industries and enacting the Green New Deal will destroy their nation's economy and dramatically worsen their lives -- and those of their descendants.  And:
  •   Most Americans do not believe man-caused global warming/climate change is an existential threat to their country or the planet as a whole.
  •   The large majority of Americans are against late-term and "after-birth" abortions.

John Kerry wants "to remove CO2 from the atmosphere."  All of it?
John Kerry reports for duty in war on carbon dioxide.  Three months into the job, and already Joe Biden's climate czar, John Kerry, is making a fool of himself on the world stage. [...] Kerry comes off as a particularly ignorant boob, declaring war not on man-made carbon emissions anymore, (nor aerosol emissions, as had been done in the past) but on carbon dioxide itself, and a creepy plan to manipulate the atmosphere, whether we like it or not.  Too bad about the plants.  There were other problems with his speech, too, as Milloy and the Competitive Enterprise Institute note.

More about carbon dioxide, which is not carbon, and is not a pollutant.

The Democrats are the Real Enemies of Democracy.  Ever since the election of Donald Trump, we have heard ad nauseam about the threat to democracy from Trump and his "enablers."  Meanwhile, the Democrats plan to pack the Supreme Court, the Biden administration rules by executive fiat, and Big Business and the media — now firmly behind the despotic Democratic agenda — silence all dissent.  The anti-American left, under the banners of equality, anti-discrimination, and inclusiveness, have unleashed their dream of an all-out war against whom they anticipate being the future minority of the country: white, Christian, and conservative Americans.  Everything they loathe, once hallmarks of American democracy, is recast as vestiges of white male supremacism and racism permitting their execution at the hands of executive action.

Schumer: Time to legalize marijuana.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he is working on legislation to legalize marijuana, suggesting that by next year, "our country will have made progress in addressing the massive overcriminalization of marijuana."  Schumer, a New York Democrat, did not indicate that the Senate would vote to legalize marijuana.  It would require at least 10 GOP votes to beat back a filibuster.  Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon, both Democrats, are working on legislation to decriminalize marijuana by taking it off the federal list of drugs that are crimes to possess.

Biden administration considers cutting nicotine in cigarettes to make them 'non-addictive' (while super potent marijuana gets the greenlight in most states).  The Biden administration will consider forcing cigarette makers to reduce the nicotine in their cigarettes to levels that aren't addicting — at the same time more than half of U.S. states have legalized marijuana in some form.  The administration already was considering banning menthol flavoring in cigarettes, but while they've been chewing over that rule, they've discussed going even further with the possible nicotine limits, according to the Wall Street Journal.  That means it could soon be forbidden to take a drag off a full-strength cigarette during your lunch break — but it's already perfectly legal to puff away on pot in 17 states and Washington DC.  (When counting 'medicinal' use, it's legal in 34 states.)

Fools' overture.  It hasn't taken long:  gas prices are rising — as are the prices of other durable and consumer goods, such as timber.  Crime is soaring.  China is making threatening gestures, and Russia is massing troops on the border of Ukraine.  There is a crisis on our own southern border, which even President and Lid-Caller-in-Chief Biden accidentally admitted recently, causing White House press secretary Jen Psaki to claim that's not what he really meant to say.  This was all eminently predictable because, as any rational human being knows, actions have consequences.  Banning the Keystone Pipeline, printing and spending trillions upon trillions of dollars, and threatening to implement preposterous environmental policies, defunding the police, and coddling criminals have had the effects that similar actions have always had.  They are the only possible results of actions such as these.

Joe Biden Explores Canceling Federal Student Debt Without Congress.  President Joe Biden is currently exploring the idea of canceling federal student loan debt, awaiting memos on how much he can do legally.  The Biden White House tasked Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to explore the issue, effectively stalling immediate action on the issue as activists increasingly push for him cancel the debt.  White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Biden has not made a decision on the issue either way, as he is waiting for the policy memos.

The Left's Legislation to Pack the Supreme Court:  What Is It & What Does It Mean?  In the latest example of progressive hysteria and hypocrisy, a group of democrats formally launched legislative efforts Thursday [4/15/2021] to pack the Supreme Court by adding four new justices.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and Internet Hank Johnson (D-GA), Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) introduced the bill, called the Judiciary Act of 2021, in efforts to create a 13-justice Supreme Court.  The bill is short, sweet and to the point.  It simply revises the section in federal law that says the Supreme Court has a "Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices" to say "a Chief Justice of the United States and twelve associate justices."

H.R. 1 Is the Pillow Over the Face of Federalism.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton rightly notes the bill would "federalize state elections."  He observes that the founders, "intentionally excluded Congress and gave state legislatures the authority to run state elections....  The Act opens elections in every state to widespread fraud, mixed messaging, Constitutional violations, and shuttering of speech."  I regret to inform Paxton — along with governors and other officials in many red states who object to the bill — that, in key respects, this fight was already lost more than 100 years ago, with the passage of the 17th Amendment.  That amendment provided for the direct election of senators by popular vote, replacing the founders' plan for having state legislatures choose members of the U.S. Senate.  The system prior to the direct election of senators certainly had its problems. [...] Nevertheless, far more was lost than was gained by cutting the state governments out of the process altogether.  It is not too much to say that direct election of senators — ratified in 1913 — mortally wounded federalism.

Kerry Agrees to Cooperate With China in Destroying US Economy
  [#1]   Outsourcing all our manufacturing to China while allowing it to self-inspect to meet climate goals
  [#2]   Buying lots of Chinese solar panels to save the planet
  [#3]   Making manufacturing in the United States too expensive to be viable
and soon, no doubt,
  [#4]   Hiking energy prices until America from space looks as dark as North Korea and then every day can be Earth Day

Radical Democrat Priorities in Biden's First 100 Days:  Packing Courts, Amnesty, Reparations, Federalizing Elections, DC Statehood, Banning Electoral College.  The Democrats have proposed, within President Joe Biden's first 100 days, radical initiatives contrary to Biden's "back to normalcy" campaign sold to the American people.  Accordingly, the Democrats have introduced the following radical initiatives:  Packing the courts, amnesty, reparations, federalized elections, D.C. statehood, and banning the Electoral College.  These radical ideas and proposals run counter to what Biden said during his announcement speech for president: [...]

Dems Unveil Plan to Pack the Supreme Court but Republicans Can't Wait for Them to Try.  Democrats have long teased the idea that they would pack the Supreme Court once former President Donald Trump had put three judges in place, but now that the prospect is becoming a reality, Republicans are actually daring Democrats to try it under the idea that once they do try, it'll seal their fate in the midterms.  According to Fox News, not only are Republicans very confident that they'll stop the Democrats from accomplishing expanding the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13, but that the move will be unpopular enough to hand both the House and the Senate to them during the midterm elections.  This has prompted some politicians to openly encourage Democrats to give court packing a shot.

Left willing to sacrifice Democratic majority ramming agenda through.  From nuking the filibuster to packing the Supreme Court, some Democrats want to make the most of their narrow congressional majorities while they still have them — even if that puts the party at greater risk of losing next year.  Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to expand the number of Supreme Court justices from nine, which is where it has been for 150 years, to 13.  "We're not packing the court," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat.  "We're unpacking it."  As the bill was unveiled, the Democratic majority in the House was down to just six seats.  The Senate is deadlocked at 50-50, with Democrats in control due to Vice President Kamala Harris's tiebreaking vote.  Midterm elections are next year, and their party suffered major losses under previous Democratic presidents in 1994, 2010, and 2014.

Washington state passes bill with goal to phase out gasoline cars.  Washington state lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday [4/15/2021] setting a target to stop sales of gasoline-fueled vehicles there beginning in 2030, five years sooner than California.  The target is not a firm mandate and is contingent on the state adopting a tax on vehicle miles traveled, a measure to help pay for new transportation infrastructure, according to the text of the bill.  The move by the Pacific Northwest state comes as efforts to boost adoption of electric vehicles are accelerating over concerns about fossil fuels' contribution to climate change.

What Price Infrastructure.  It seems like just yesterday then-President Obama put Joe Biden in charge of that "three-letter word:  J.O.B.S.," and while he failed in that mission, as president he's back at it, this time with incoherent strategies and massive graft opportunities for all his Democrat constituencies.  The proposed $2 trillion giveaway, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, only thinly disguises the graft-enabling nature of the proposal.  And the means to pay for this giveaway — higher taxes on persons, investments and businesses — are more likely to destroy the economy, most particularly regarding small businesses, long the generator of jobs in this country, than the expenditures proposed for actual infrastructure are to increase job opportunities and prime the economy already reeling from the Covid lockdowns.

Stupid is as Stupid Votes.  The For the People Act of 2021 is the antonymic title for the most openly unconstitutional and unpopular piece of legislation ever to pass muster in the House of Representatives.  It is intended to destroy the process of fair elections in America, turn the watchdog Federal Election Commission into a partisan body, and forestall any state challenges by remanding them to the activist 9th District Court for the District of Columbia.  Passed by the 117th House on March 3, 2021, all 800-plus pages of HB1, redesignated Senate Bill 1 (SB1), made a hard landing in the well of the Senate on St. Patrick's Day, where it is now being reviewed in hearings before the Committee on Rules and Administration.  So long as the Republicans hang tough, it gridlocks and falls upon the sword of the filibuster.

This is not the proper role of the federal government.
Biden's infrastructure plan calls for cities to limit single-family zoning and instead build affordable housing.  President Joe Biden wants cities to put more apartment buildings and multifamily units, such as converted garages, in areas traditionally zoned for single-family housing.  As part of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, cities would allow for smaller lots and for apartment buildings with fewer than six units to be built next to a traditional house.  Current zoning laws that favor single-family homes — known as exclusionary zoning — have disproportionately hurt low-income Americans.  Many of them can't afford to buy a big lot of land, leaving them trapped in crowded neighborhoods earmarked in the past for Black and brown residents, while white families were able to move to single-family areas in the suburbs.  Biden's proposal would award grants and tax credits to cities that change zoning laws to bolster more equitable access to affordable housing.

Dems Ready Legislation to Pack the Supreme Court.  On Thursday, Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate plan to unveil legislation to expand the size of the Supreme Court, potentially reversing the originalist gains under former President Donald Trump.  The bill would add four seats to the Court, bringing the total from nine to 13, sources told The Intercept.  Congress has the authority to set the number of justices on the Court, which has remained at 9 since 1869.  House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) are leading the bill in the House while Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will lead the effort in the Senate.

Democrats to propose legislation expanding the Supreme Court.  Several House Democrats are set to unveil legislation Thursday to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court.  Supporters of the proposal plan to hold a news conference on the steps of the Supreme Court building.  They include U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Reps.  Jerry Nadler and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, and Hank Johnson of Georgia.  Given Democrats' control of the White House and Senate, the legislation could allow the party to supersede the court's current conservative majority by "packing" the Court with liberal justices.  Some Republicans quickly derided the proposal.

The First AOC Administration.  In less than three months, Biden has managed to erase the United States' southern border in order to accelerate the northward flow of undocumented Democrats.  He's having more success than he should in pushing for the higher taxes and onerous regulations that held down the economy when he was Barack Obama's dogsbody, both of which Biden's predecessor lowered, thereby causing the economy to take off.  Biden has reinstated Obama's invertebrate foreign policy, giving the world's bad guys the rope they need, and he's pledged to spend trillions we don't have in order to pursue the fool's errand of carbon-free energy (aka very little energy, and at mini-bar prices).  He's blessed the corrupt HR 1, which if the Senate falls for it would federalize all elections, installing voting rules so lax as to hang a "STEAL ME!" sign on all future elections.  The cherry on top of the sundae is Biden foisting critical race theory onto federal employees, including the military, which Democrats seem determined to declaw.

Biden's Infrastructure Bill Includes Making 'Diverse' Neighborhoods Across America Through Zoning Laws.  The focus of President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill is allegedly to address aging infrastructure across the country, but the massive bill covers a vast amount of other spending, including money for "diversifying" neighborhoods.  This portion of Biden's American Jobs Plan would change zoning laws to end single family home neighborhoods and allow for multiple unit "affordable" or low-income rental housing.

Las Vegas seeks to ban... grass?  Having solved all other problems in Nevada, Las Vegas is turning its attention to a pressing issue that is no doubt on everyone's minds.  There's just too much grass being grown in Sin City.  With that in mind, the municipal government is looking at implementing a ban on "grass that nobody walks on."  While this may sound like an odd topic at first glance, it's actually a rather important subject for them to address and some other southwestern and west coast states might want to pay attention to what they're doing.

Who are the racists?  Who, again, is a racist?  We hear about racists a lot these days.  Racists are supposedly all over.  Might they be people like Bill Gates who believe that requiring the right answer and showing your work in math are an example of white supremacy and racism?  Or the majority of people who believe that all races are capable of getting the right answer and showing their work, and that in order to succeed, they must learn that the correct answer is the only right answer?  Is it they?  Or is it the party that continually claims that it is racist to require an ID to vote?  Or the other party that knows that every person old enough to vote is capable of getting a photo ID and must have one in order to follow all the rules that the government and businesses require?  The party that is willing to destroy minority businesses in Georgia and elsewhere with lies about voting laws?  Or the party that wants all businesses to succeed and believes that all people who are legally eligible have a right to vote?  The party that has continued to keep businesses and schools closed, that is especially harmful to the poor, minorities, and women?  Or the party that strives to get them open as fast as they can?

Sen. Lankford:  H.R.1. Makes It Easy To Vote And Easy To Cheat.  Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford (R) said people have been asking him about the H.R. 1 election bill during his travels across the state.  In a video posted by The Hill Friday, he said citizens have heard the bill is about suppressing votes, but he noted it's nothing about that.  Lankford said he's a firm believer in making it easy to vote, but hard to cheat.  However, he said H.R. 1 will make it easy to vote, easy to cheat and easy to commit fraud.  "It's going to challenge our elections from here on out and it changes a lot of our election policies, not for the better, but for the worse," Lankford stated.

If it ain't broke, Joe Biden will break it.  The president is on a tear, as in tearing up arrangements that were achieving their objectives.  His early results are disastrous.  In an act of astonishing foolishness, Biden created a humanitarian and public safety crisis on our southern border by dismantling a successful policy structure that took years to achieve.  In the Mideast, he looks determined to undo the Arab-Israeli alliance Donald Trump forged by returning to the failed policies Biden helped to implement in the Obama-Biden administration.  If that were all, it would be more than enough.  But it's not all.  Biden also wants to end the Senate filibuster and took the first step toward packing the Supreme Court.  Those two moves are so destructive that even Sen. Mitt Romney, who usually saves his criticism for fellow Republicans, drew the line.

Biden to Form Commission to Study Packing the Supreme Court.  President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order on Friday forming a bipartisan commission that will perform a 180-day study of potential changes to the Supreme Court, including court packing and setting term limits for justices.  "The Commission's purpose is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals," the White House said in a statement.  "The topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; the Court's role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court's case selection, rules, and practices."  Biden promised to form the bipartisan commission during the campaign in October as he repeatedly dodged questions regarding his stance on expanding the Supreme Court.

The Left's Idea of a Happy Future.  Liberals are fond of predicting the future, and their predictions, which are always dire, then become the pretext for more government. [...] Liberals are wrong about the future because their theories are based on ideology, not on the facts.  Unlike conservatives, whose ideas are grounded on prudence and a clear view of human nature, liberals really have no conception of what drives human beings: their thinking is built on a handful of fixed ideas that can be traced to a number of shallow-minded philosophers including Rousseau, Malthus, Marx, Dewey, and Gore.  What all of these thinkers have in common is the misconception that a centralized, planned economy can transform society into a utopia.  In every case, they've been wrong.  The Earth's population did not starve (Malthus); capitalism was not replaced with a socialist utopia (Marx); the earth has not been consumed by storm, drought, and rising seas (Gore).

The missing mandate behind Biden's grandiose plans.  If you are a political leader who wishes to effect "fundamental change" during your lifetime, there are only two ways to achieve that goal: receiving a massive electoral mandate or, failing that, using the government's military force against those citizens who resist fundamental change.  The Democrats, with their grandiose plans for gun control, court-packing, erasing America's sovereign border, and adding new states, are acting as if they have that mandate.  As their desperation to end the filibuster shows, they don't.  That leaves only force.

Biden's $1.5 Trillion 'Skinny' Budget Includes Increases For Climate, Education And Social Justice Spending Programs.  President Joe Biden sent his discretionary budget request for Fiscal Year 2022 to Congress on Friday [4/9/2021], which includes historic increases across various education, climate and social justice spending programs.  In total, Biden's "skinny" budget requests $769 billion for non-defense spending, a $105.3 billion increase from the previous year's enacted budget.  Though the president previously criticized former President Donald Trump's drastic increases in overall defense spending, Biden's FY22 request also includes a $13.3 billion increase for defense programs, bringing the total to $753 billion for the year.  Administration officials say the defense bumps will allow the country to pursue "its strategic goals as we outcompete China" and provide pay raises for service members.

Biden is the Most anti-American President in US History.  Barack Obama made it abundantly clear that he not only loathed these United States, but he was also embarrassed by his own nation and its citizens.  He did tremendous damage over his eight years in office.  He treated our enemies like allies and our allies like enemies.  He set race relations back at least fifty years having been indoctrinated in the odious Jeremiah Wright brand of anti-Americanism.  But who among us could have predicted how much damage a Biden administration could and would do in just a few months?  Even the careless and womanizing Bill Clinton did not set out to destroy the country.  But Obama set the left on a new and insidious course, the Cloward-Piven, Alinskyite path to totalitarianism.  The Democrat party of today is overtly anti-American and having captured our educational system decades ago, has indoctrinated several generations who now believe that hating their own country is synonymous with virtue, with being sufficiently woke.

Biden's Stalin-esque 5-Year Plans.  Of the $2.3 trillion Biden proposes to spend, only $921 billion would be dedicated to what most agree is infrastructure.  As we noted earlier this week, the remainder "would go to pet Democrat projects, payoffs to unions and left-wing groups, squirrelly climate change projects, money for misgoverned and impecunious Blue States, and other waste." [...] Just as the Soviet revolutionaries did, today's "American" Democrats are trying to corrupt the language for their political benefit, telling the country that the words we've understood for so long don't mean what the dictionaries say they do.  For instance, Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York tweeted that "Paid leave is infrastructure.  Child care is infrastructure.  Caregiving is infrastructure."

What Happened to Biden's Unity Agenda?  Less than three months ago, President Joe Biden stood in front of the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots and delivered his inaugural address.  He called for unity, and Americans who see a politically fractured country welcomed it. [...] Biden pushed through a thoroughly partisan COVID-19 bill.  The lockdowns smashed the livelihoods of many Americans.  There was broad bipartisan consensus to provide further relief to small businesses and individual Americans.  There was also support for further funding to speed vaccine deployment.  By focusing on these core COVID-19-related areas, Biden could have achieved the first major bipartisan success in many years.  A group of 10 influential Republicans approached him with such a package.  Biden rejected them and instead signed the most expensive spending bill in U.S. history, without a single Republican vote.

Biden commences his war on the suburbs.  Joe Biden's "infrastructure" bill isn't about improving America's roads, bridges, and other elements of our infrastructure.  It's about transforming America as radically as can be done through spending legislation.  We shouldn't be surprised, therefore, that the legislation includes an attack on single-family zoning. [...] The question is whether localities will give up their right to zone in exchange for the money dangled before them in the "infrastructure" bill.  The answer depends on (1) the amount of the money dangled and (2) the relative prosperity of the locality.

Biden's Infrastructure Bill Aims to End Single-Family Zoning.  With the introduction of his massive, $2.3 trillion "infrastructure" bill, President Biden's campaign to end suburban single-family zoning has begun.  If you think this issue was debated and resolved during the 2020 presidential campaign, you are mistaken.  It's true that Biden's campaign platform openly and unmistakably pledged to abolish single-family zoning.  As soon as President Trump made an issue of that pledge, however, Biden went virtually silent on the issue and the Democrat-supporting press falsely denied that Biden had any designs on single-family zoning at all.  Now that he's president, Biden's infrastructure bill openly includes programs designed to "eliminate" single-family zoning (which Biden calls "exclusionary zoning").

9 Things You Need to Know About Biden's 'Infrastructure' Spending Plan.  [#4] Federal takeover of local responsibilities.  Much of the infrastructure spending in the Biden plan would go toward purely local projects.  This includes $100 billion for school construction, $100 billion for water lines, $20 billion for pedestrian safety, and more.  Each of these issues might be legitimate public concerns in some local communities.  However, this does not justify federal intervention, and that intervention comes with many costs.  First, it places more power and control in Washington despite long-standing federal dysfunction.  This is unhealthy for our democracy, making federal elections even more bitter and winner-takes-all than they currently are.  Second, it subsidizes local governments that may have shirked their core duties at the expense of areas that are governed responsibly.  This would also incentivize local governments to slack on infrastructure and wait for future federal bailouts.

Can The US Borrow Its Way To Higher Growth? (Spoiler:  No).  In its chart of the day, DB credit strategist Stuart Sparks writes that history teaches us that although investments in productive capacity can in principle raise potential growth and r* in such a way that the debt incurred to finance fiscal stimulus is paid down over time (r-g<0), it turns out that there is little evidence that it has ever been achieved in the past.

The Higher Superstition:  The fallacy that lies behind "follow the science" fundamentalism.  In one year we budgeted $5.2 trillion we don't have, and so have to create ex nihilo or borrow, effectively mortgaging our children's and grandchildren's futures.  But that's not all:  the Biden consortium is proposing to create $2.5 trillion more debt, the first down payment on an "infrastructure stimulus" package — D.C.-speak for handouts to political clients, panhandlers, and grifters.  The Biden crew is also working on skimming even more trillions from corporations and the "rich who don't pay their fair share," reducing the money available to the market for investment and growth.  But don't worry, now economic scientists have given us "Modern Monetary Theory."  In its vulgar version — the one politicians can understand — the theory asserts that the U.S., as the global currency, can spend freely since everybody prefers to buy our debt, and interest rates will remain low.  And if we're still short of funds, the Federal Reserve can just tap a computer key and make more.  Inflation?  We'll worry about that iceberg when we get to it.

Schumer Is Wrong To Assume Cancelling Student Loan Debt Will Close The 'Wealth Gap'.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday made the case for cancelling $50,000 in student loan debt for borrowers across the nation.  According to the senator, student loan debt burdens millions of Americans and "right now" is the time for lawmakers to act.  Schumer described getting a higher education as a "ladder up" with "student debt being a weight down."  He cited a number of reasons for Americans taking on massive student loan debt, including the skyrocketing cost of tuition and low-wage jobs that are available for college students.  "So many people have a mountain of debt on their shoulders.  Americans are $1.7 trillion [in debt].  Nine million students, former students, are in default on their loans.  It gets worse and worse and worse," Schumer said during a video chat.

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There are only two sides on the fence:  Either a college graduate is better off than he was, even with a mountain of debt, OR the price of a college degree is too high, and it's just not worth it.  Leftist politicians are trying to have it both ways:  You must get a degree, but if you get into debt, you're a victim.  If individual Americans are in debt, and most Americans are, that's not the government's problem.  If some Americans have more wealth than others, that's not the government's problem.

H.R. 1 Is for the Democrats — Not the People.  We still don't know how much voter fraud occurred during the 2020 national elections, or how much it influenced the results.  Whether or not the procedure was as sinister and odious as President Donald Trump and many of his surrogates said it was, there was evidence of enough smoke at so many voting centers that it is safe to say that there was some kind of fire.  At this point, it is unlikely that we'll ever know, but if the Democrats have their way, election fraud won't just be an aberration or even a scandal — it will be a way of life in America.  At the beginning of March, when the House passed H.R. 1 (also known as the "For The People Act"), it sent a bill to the Senate that would codify voter fraud and mischief if it becomes law.  H.R. 1 could be the most corrosive and degenerative legislation ever designed by an American lawmaker.

Overview of All Proposed Spending in Biden's Infrastructure Plan.  [This is only a sample:]
  ·   $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, roads, and main streets most in need of repair.  This includes funding to improve air quality, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce congestion.  [Since when do bridges and highways affect air quality? Road construction is a state concern, not a federal concern.]
  ·   $20 billion to improve road safety.
  ·   $85 billion to modernize existing transit systems.
  ·   $80 billion to address Amtrak's repair backlog.
  ·   $174 billion investment in the electric vehicle market.
  ·   $111 billion to replace 100 percent of the nation's lead pipes and service lines to ensure clean, safe drinking water.  [How many lead pipes are in use in 2021?  Approximately zero, I'd guess.]
  ·   $100 Billion to build high-speed broadband infrastructure to reach 100 percent coverage.  [This is a matter to be addressed by private companies, not the government.  You'll get high speed internet service as soon as you buy it. High speed internet service is not essential to life.]
  ·   $100 Billion to re-energize America's power infrastructure to form a more resilient grid that will place the United States "on the path to achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035."  [None of the electricity entering your house today has carbon attached to it.  It's already carbon-free.  If you're talking about generating electricity without emitting carbon dioxide, say what you mean!]

Borrowing $2 trillion to spend $921 billion on public works.  A reader asked me a few questions about Chairman Xiden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which I gladly answered and will share with readers.  But first let us look at how the mainstream press views this.  CNBC reported, "President Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery package on Wednesday."  Well that's a lot of money.  We are increasing federal spending by another 50%. [...] So we are borrowing $2 trillion so we can spend $621 billion on transportation plus another $300 [billion] improving public utilities.

Will You Be Drowned By Biden's Coming Tidal Wave Of Tax Hikes?  Joe Biden's massive $2 trillion "infrastructure plan" is in fact another giant tax hike disguised as a jobs program.  Even worse, the Bidenites pretend that the taxes will hit wealthy people and big corporations hard, while the spending will provide jobs for struggling workers.  Don't believe any of it.  First, a reality check.  Spending was up sharply last year, and will likely be up at least 50% this year.  Yet, even the tax hikes now being discussed won't come close to covering the spending increases.  Let's review:  During the pandemic year, the U.S. spent $6.5 trillion, a 47% surge in just one year.  This year, we've already added about $4 trillion in new spending.  Debt is now an unimaginable $30 trillion, and headed much higher.  And yes, we have to pay it off, even if we "owe it to ourselves," as some like to say.

The Utter Crushing Phoniness of Joe Biden's Costly Infrastructure Plan.  One of the most striking — and depressing — realities of our nation's capital these days is the importance of image and the irrelevance of substance and truth.  Appearances have always been somewhat important.  Remember that shot of John Edwards coiffing his hair just so in the 2004 campaign?  Take the recent so-called Covid relief bill, for example.  It had $1,400 in gimmes and extended unemployment benefits as the tempting frosting to keep average folks somewhat happy and muffle complaints.  Never mind paying for trillions more; this is a crisis.  And we can't let any crisis go to waste.  The reality, however, is that only about 10 percent of that "Covid relief" was actual Covid relief.  The rest was financial takeout for more Democratic constituencies.

Democrats' impractical energy policies won't stop climate change.  During the Vietnam War, a general was paraphrased saying he had "to destroy the village to save it."  This phrase may be the motivation behind President Joe Biden and the Left, who want to eliminate fossil fuel use in America.  Now, Biden's stated goal is to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector by 2035 and the entire U.S. economy by 2050.  Recently, the Democratic chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a bill to codify these goals and added a mandate for an 80% reduction in carbon emissions in the power sector by 2030.  If this policy is implemented, it will destroy livelihoods, disrupt families, decimate communities, increase utility bills, and threaten the stability of the grid.  Even if we accomplish this goal, the United States would still experience the negative effects of climate change since the rest of the world is increasingly using fossil fuels.

DNC Launches Billboard Blitz To Sell Biden's $1.9T Coronavirus Relief Law.  The Democratic National Committee is hitting the road in its latest campaign to tout President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan and call out Republicans who voted against it.  The DNC will unveil billboards Monday in 20 states to thank Biden and Democratic senators for approving $1,400 stimulus checks.  The monthlong ad campaign, targeted for high-traffic areas near airports, will also remind motorists that their GOP senators opposed the payments to 127 million Americans.  In Orlando, Florida, for example, the new billboard on State Road 528 along the route to the airport shames GOP Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio.  "Help is here," the billboard reads.  "Thanks to President Biden.  No Thanks to Sen. Scott [and] Sen. Rubio."

Branding Georgia Election Law, Senate Filibuster 'Racist' Is Vile Tactic to Justify HR 1.  President Joe Biden, his fellow liberals, and his friends in the national news media are purposely — and cynically — misrepresenting Georgia's new election reform law, and it's a key part of a far-reaching strategy that stretches well beyond the borders of the Peach State.  They are dishonestly attacking the Georgia legislation as a throwback to the Jim Crow era, while simultaneously assailing the Senate filibuster as "racist" as well.  Those are two vital elements of the grand plan to ram the federal election-takeover legislation, HR 1, the euphemistically titled "For the People Act," through Congress.  The true intent of the legislation — and the road map to get it to Biden's desk — is to weaken election security and to cement liberals' hold on power for decades.

White House moves toward approving huge wind project off east coast.  The Biden administration is moving to sharply increase offshore wind energy along the US east coast, saying on Monday [3/29/2021] it is taking steps toward approving a huge windfarm off New Jersey as part of an effort to generate electricity for more than 10m homes by 2030. Meeting the target could mean jobs for more than 44,000 workers and for 33,000 others in related employment, the White House said.  The effort also would help avoid 78 m[illion] metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year, a key step in the fight to slow the climate crisis.

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[#1] It is unwise to blindly believe "mainstream" news media reports about the climate or anything else.  [#2] There is no climate crisis.  World-wide average temperatures are changing at the rate of about one degree per century.  That is not a crisis.  [#3] Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and CO2 has a far smaller role in the "greenhouse effect" than water vapor.  No significant reduction in CO2 emissions is possible without wrecking the economy of every major country.  No significant reduction of the CO2 content of the atmosphere is technologically feasible.  No actions taken by the United States, regarding carbon dioxide emissions, will have any effect at all unless China and India take the same actions, which they won't.

Joe Biden Restarts Visa Programs for Companies to Outsource U.S. Jobs While 17M Americans Remain Jobless.  President Joe Biden has restarted a number of visa programs, allowing United States companies to more readily outsource jobs, even as about 17 million Americans remain jobless.  In June 2020, Trump signed an executive order halting H-1B visas, H-4 visas, H-2B visas, L visas, and J-1 visas while tens of millions of Americans were jobless or underemployed due to economic lockdowns as a result of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

Biden's 'infrastructure plan' is not about infrastructure, but you'll still pay for it.  If you watched Joe Biden sputter through his announcement of the administration's $2 trillion "infrastructure plan," you may have been left with some questions.  First, is this really about infrastructure?  Bridges?  Roads?  Airports?  Things we could actually use?  Or is it yet another weird climate scheme/power grab/race-based redistribution plan?  What exactly is this?  And by the way, $2 trillion sounds like a lot for anything.  Won't that kind of spending cause hyperinflation?  If you print money like it's not worth anything, doesn't the value of that money decline?  Normal people may have had questions like that.  Thankfully The New York Times was on the scene to quell all doubt.  The Times approached Biden's plan with the calculated enthusiasm of Izvestia applauding yet another record Soviet potato harvest.

White House still lying about what Georgia's election law says.  A leftover from yesterday but one that shouldn't go by the boards.  Not only is Biden consistently lying in interviews about what Georgia's bill does to early-voting hours across the state, Jen Psaki backed up the lie at Thursday's press briefing.  WaPo fact-checker Glenn Kessler is getting exasperated:  "It's hard for any White House to admit error, especially when the president has three times repeated the falsehood," he tweeted last night.  "But this is becoming a pretty deep hole."  This is more than just not wanting to admit error, though.  This is a full-court press by Democrats to demagogue the new law as Jim Crow 2.0 in order to put pressure on the filibuster fans in their own Senate caucus to push H.R. 1 through.  Lying to make the law sound worse than it is remains a key part of that strategy.

Business anger grows at Biden's 'infrastructure plan: pouring billions into fixing racial inequalities, climate change, electric cars.  Major American business groups have lined up against President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan — even after many of them got behind his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief effort.  The opposition signals the headwinds the White House is up against promoting a package the Biden is designating as the next big push of his agenda, and one that he said Friday would create 19 million jobs.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce went after the plan as 'dangerously misguided.'

Biden's War on CO2 — Starving Planet Earth.  Carbon dioxide is persona non grata in leftist circles.  Listening to Democrat blathering over CO2, which they exhale copiously with each breath, one would think this gas is poisonous, on par with Sarin or other nerve gases.  In reality, CO2 is plant food, and essential for life on planet Earth.  One of President Biden's first executive orders, signed on January 20, aims to "restore science to tackle the climate crisis."  Joe claims, "the policy of my Administration to listen to the science."  Really? [...] In the executive order, Biden emphasizes the "social cost of carbon," whatever that means.  Is there a social cost of air and water too?  Is the word "social" a convenient excuse to invoke "social justice," "systemic racism," "oppression," "intersectionality," "privilege," and other leftist dog-whistle buzzwords in the grand plan of fundamentally transforming America?

Biden asks his Education Secretary if he can legally cancel up to $50,000 in student debt for EVERY American.  President Joe Biden's Secretary of Education is looking into whether the president can cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for millions of borrowers.  White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said at a Politico Playbook event Thursday that Biden has asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to figure out if the president has the legal authority to wipe out their balances.  On the campaign trail he said he wanted to wipe away $10,000 per borrower, but prominent Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have pressed him to pursue $50,000 in debt relief per student.

Biden's Tax-and-Spend 'Infrastructure' Plan Would Slow [the] Economy [and] Deepen [the] Swamp.  The Biden administration on Wednesday released details of the first part of its latest enormous spending plan.  Although President Joe Biden is promoting the plan as a way to create jobs through infrastructure projects, its combination of tax hikes and central planning would leave the nation poorer and more dysfunctional.  Amazingly, this $2 trillion-plus in spending and $400 billion in tax subsidies covers only part of an increasingly radical wish list.  The White House will announce details on the second part of the plan, focused on welfare programs, in a few weeks.  The government paid for the $6 trillion in combined COVID-19 relief, economic "stimulus," and politically motivated bailouts over the past year by adding to the national debt.

Joe Biden's Infrastructure Plan Focuses on 'Racial Equity'.  President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the so-called "American Jobs Plan," spends a great deal of space promising to address "racial equity."  As Breitbart News has explained, the term "equity" is not the same as "equality."  Equity is prepared to sacrifice equality before the law to benefit individuals claiming membership in groups deemed to suffer from historic disadvantages.  Under President Donald Trump, black unemployment and poverty rates reached record lows, and the gap between black and white unemployment was the smallest ever, thanks to economic growth, Opportunity Zones, and immigration enforcement.  Trump achieved those landmarks without policies aimed at taxing the wealth of some Americans to redistribute it to others along racial lines.  However, Biden ran for president on a promise to "rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country."

Trump says Biden's 'ludicrous' $2 trillion infrastructure package is a 'cruel and heartless attack on the American dream'.  Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure package as a 'cruel and heartless attack on the American dream' that will benefit the Chinese and 'crush' US workers.  Trump released a statement in advance of Biden's trip to Pittsburgh Wednesday where he'll formally roll out the new plan, which includes the most comprehensive corporate tax hike in 30 years and could include a raid on high-income residents.  'Biden's policy would break the back of the American Worker with among the highest business tax rates in the developed world,' Trump said.

Capitol buzz:  Schumer about to push federal legalization of marijuana.  Can Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden take advantage of budding support for ending decades of stringent federal prohibition on marijuana?  Or will the effort to remove the substance from drug schedules go up in smoke?  Bloomberg News sees a narrow path ahead for something more robust than just decriminalization, not long after Biden and the White House fumbled the issue with its staffers. [...] This approach looks very confused.  Booker and Wyden want to remove it from federal schedules, which would then leave legalization to the states.  However, they still want to regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, even though much of its use would likely come from locally grown crops.  It grows nearly everywhere (hence its "weed" nickname), and would not therefore often cross state lines for distribution.  Without it being on the drug schedules, what legitimate jurisdiction would the federal government have to tax and/or control its use?

Breaking Down and Breaking Up?  [Scroll down]  Let's say, too, that the Biden cabal's binge spending, amounting to trillions of dollars in spoils for Democrats, their constituencies, and favored special interests, continues with abandon or near enough.  The national debt is nearing $30 trillion.  The laughably named "COVID Relief" measure was relief, all right — relief for incompetent, profligate blue state and big city governments.  The Biden cabal's $3 trillion infrastructure improvement proposal — now being fine-tuned to "combat" climate change and guarantee that all the usual suspects get their share of the spoils — is more budget busting.  Interest rates, currently at historic lows, won't stay low forever.  Why do we know this?  Because there are no constants in the universe or on Planet Earth.  When interest rates rise, public and private debt becomes significantly more expensive.  What then?  Pour onerous tax increases and heap mountains of red tape on businesses large — and most distressingly — small.  To compound bad, wash down the poison pill of the Green New Deal.

Do you know any Biden voter who thought they were voting for this?
Joe Biden Displays Transgender Flags at the White House to Celebrate 'Day of Visibility'.  President Joe Biden will display transgender flags at the White House on Wednesday [3/31/2021] to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, according to an official.  White House Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz announced Biden would display the pastel pink and blue and transgender flag at the White House. [...] Biden also released a statement Wednesday to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.  "Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world," Biden's statement read.

This statement should have been made at least a month ago:
Biden's insane new spend-fest is a recipe for national disasterThree.  Trillion.  Dollars.  Maybe four:  That's how much President Joe Biden wants for his next installment of Let's Remake America.  Think of it as pumping gasoline by the shipload onto a wildfire.  Fresh off signing a $1.9 trillion bill for "COVID relief" (that has little to do with COVID or relief), the prez is now set to roll out yet another tranche of his free-money orgy Wednesday.  It's so huge, he's splitting it into two parts — one focusing on infrastructure, a second on progressive, social-policy wish-list items.  Together, they'd represent the single-largest outlay of cash in US history.  And the aim is to "fix" everything from the nation's insufficiently-green economy to "income inequality" to child care, even as it miraculously revives domestic-manufacturing jobs while making the country carbon-neutral.  Biden's been sold on the idea he can be the new FDR, imposing a historic nationwide transformation — including the Green New Deal fantasy of socialist-progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

New York lawmakers pass bill to legalize marijuana.  New York lawmakers on Tuesday night passed a sweeping bill legalizing recreational pot.  The state Legislature greenlit the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act after hours of debate that extended into the night.  "Today is an historic day for New Yorkers," state Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), one of the bill's sponsors, said in a statement.  "I could not be more proud to cast my vote to end the failed policies of marijuana prohibition in our state, and begin the process of building a fair and inclusive legal market for adult-use cannabis."

The Democrats' background check bill is already tanking.  Chuck Schumer and his Senate Democrat colleagues have a gun control problem on their hands.  President Joe Biden has already promised his liberal supporters that he was going to get some gun control legislation passed, but even the bill viewed as having the best chance of reaching his desk has been declared "dead on arrival" in the upper chamber.  H.R. 8 is the bill that was supposed to expand background checks to a "universal level" and was viewed as being at least somewhat less onerous to Second Amendment supporters.  But now, it appears that Schumer and Pelosi won't even be able to reuse their bogus reconciliation scheme to hammer H.R. 8 through because it won't even reach fifty votes on the Senate floor.  So now it's back to the drawing board.

On Electoral Redistricting Panels, HR 1 Would Require Racial, Gender Discrimination.  HR 1, the so-called For the People Act, is a dangerous and radical bill.  It threatens the security, fairness, and integrity of our elections and restricts the First Amendment rights of Americans to freely engage in political speech and activity.  It would force state legislatures to hand over the redistricting process to unaccountable bureaucrats and institutionalizes racial and gender quotas.  It would also implement what amounts to a test to participate in redistricting that violates the associational and religious rights of the public.

DFL bill aims to limit how much Minnesotans can drive.  State Democrats want to limit the number of miles Minnesotans can drive, according to a new bill making its way through the Legislature.  The "Sustainable Transportation Act" would require Minnesota to adopt a goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled by "at least 20% by 2050."  Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, said a reduction in vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, is needed "if we are going to make headway in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector."  "Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and we've had the least amount of reduction in the transportation sector," Hornstein said during a Thursday [3/25/2021] hearing on his bill.

The Editor says...
[#1] This is an attempt to coerce ordinary drivers into switching to public transportation, i.e., full reliance on the government, with a large dose of authoritarian control, indoctrination, and surveillance.  [#2] Every city bus in your town is probably driving around empty, or nearly empty, at this very moment.  Privately-owned cars may emit CO2 — so what? — but with every driver autonomously going directly to his or her destination, it is the most efficient use of fuel.  [#3] "Greenhouse gas emissions" — if they're talking about carbon dioxide — are not a problem.  Water vapor has a far greater role in the greenhouse effect than CO2.  The greenhouse effect is here to stay, fortunately.  [#4] Automobiles get more miles per gallon now than ever before.  Even if I drive around by myself, I'm getting twice as many miles per gallon as I did 30 years ago.  [#5] If the average worldwide temperature goes up 1/2 degree over the course of your lifetime, and you could prevent it by giving up your license to drive, would you do it?  I wouldn't.  That's not an acceptable trade-off.  [#6] These Minnesota politicians are straining at a gnat, and swallowing a camel.  The gnat is the CO2 coming from your exhaust pipe.  The camel is the CO2 from the Chinese and Indian power plants that are burning coal and exhausting CO2 into the same atmosphere shared by Minnesota and the rest of the world.

Democrats embarking on Caesarism.  Many of today's Democrats are acting more like tyrants than "public servants."  In fact, the latter term seems quaint, a relic of a bygone era.  It is hard for many, me included, not to chuckle sadly when encountering that antiquated term.  The Biden administration has largely dispensed with the legislative process and the Constitution and is imposing its will by Executive Orders — presidential fiat — more suited to a classic banana republic than a constitutional democratic republic.  Democrats today bear little resemblance to the party of William Jefferson Clinton let alone Thomas Jefferson.  JFK would be considered a radical right-wing extremist, a Christian demagogue by today's Dems.  When certain powerful Democrats talk of "Democratic Socialism," rest assured the emphasis is on Socialism.  They want power and they want it now, partly for their own advancement but also because many are true ideologues, possessed (I could end this sentence there) with a truly fanatical zeal.

Biden confident gun control legislation will pass.  President Biden is confident Congress will pass gun control legislation in the wake of multiple mass shootings that happened over the last few weeks.  Biden told reporters on Sunday he believes Congress will greenlight "rational gun control" measures.  "The only gun control legislation that's ever passed is mine.  It's going to happen again," Biden said.  President Biden confident on passing "rational gun control."

The Editor says...
Maybe you could start by sending people to jail when they make deliberately false statements on ATF Form 4473.

S1 Slammed As 'Political Corruption' As Republicans Go All-In On Attacking Dems' Election Reform Bill.  Republicans are launching a full-court press against the congressional Democrats' wide ranging election and campaign finance reform bill.  "It's political corruption," the announcer charges in a new commercial that is part of a major ad blitz by the National Republican Senatorial Committee starting Monday.  "Stop the grab.  Stop the fraud."  The Senate GOP reelection arm is spending seven figures to run the spots in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and New Hampshire, four states they hope to flip from blue to red in the 2022 midterms, when Republicans will aim to win back the majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Biden says he's optimistic about passing gun control through divided Senate.  President Biden on Sunday [3/28/2021] expressed optimism about getting gun control legislation passed on Capitol Hill — claiming he's done it before and can do it again.  "I'm the only one who's ever gotten it passed, man," Biden told reporters at New Castle Air National Guard Base in Delaware.  "Everyone keeps wondering whether I care about dealing with rational gun control — the only gun control legislation ever passed is mine.  "It's gonna happen again."  The president said that he was even willing to call Republican members of Congress to help push through a deal in an evenly-divided Senate.  Biden was referring to the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.  The ban expired in 2004.

Red China eyes Taiwan while our military goes for woke.  The Fox headlined succinctly summarized why suddenly, after 250 years of protecting the nation, the U.S. military suddenly is concerned about social justice rather than caring about defending the country.  The headline said, "Marine Corps reservist warns that Biden Pentagon's 'woke' rules and priorities endangering U.S. security."  The last three words speak to the goal of the Democrat Party's insistence that the Pentagon embrace transgenderism.  Focusing on social policy rather than military performance endangers U.S. security.  Democrats bet that losing the next war will benefit them.

When The Powerful Say Truth Is A Lie And Lies Are The Truth, No One Will Stand Up For America But You.  Open The New York Times' politics page Thursday morning and the top headline reads, "Democrats Begin Push For Biggest Expansion In Voting Since 1960s." It's a story about the most important election power-grab in modern legislative history, with a slim, partisan majority of senators seeking to wrest control of elections away from state governments to ensure Democrat control for decades to come.  For starters, H.R. 1 will ban voter ID requirements, mandate early voting windows, allow outside activist groups to deliver votes for counting, do away with notarized absentee ballots, force states to accept absentees for 10 days after an election is over, narrow the Federal Election Commission by one member to allow for partisan control, mandate counting illegal aliens in voting districts, allow the IRS to investigate non-profits' political ideas, and make it nearly impossible to sue over the new rules.

Biden's radical agenda [is] likely to hit [a] wall.  Joe Biden, or whoever is pulling the strings, has an ambitious agenda.  Too ambitious in a well-functioning democracy for a president who squeaked into the White House and whose party holds only half of the Senate seats.  There is no mandate for the kind of sweeping change Biden and his handlers desire.  One can debate whether ours is a well functioning democracy, but I hope it still functions well enough to prevent the kind of radical change the Democrats are pushing for.  I believe it probably will, for the next two years at least.  On the face of things, the filibuster is the obstacle to the Democrats' radical agenda.  As long as it's permitted, the Democrats are quite limited in what they can get through the Senate.

Conservatives need to attack the tech monopolies aggressively.  Modern communism and socialism are two ideological suits cut from the same bolt of cloth.  Communism is more of an internationally oriented ideology (workers of the world unite!) that says the "workers" should own the means of production.  Socialism is historically more nationalist in practice.  Significantly, it allows businesses to remain in private hands, provided that those businesses act as agents of the government.  American socialism has an international orientation, explaining its adherents' belief in globalism and open borders, but it still allows businesses to retain their monopolistic positions.

$3T Infrastructure Grab Bag Would Strangle Economy, Americans With Debt, Taxes.  The media were flooded Monday with news that the Biden administration is working on a colossal new $3 trillion to $4 trillion spending plan.  While full details are not available yet, the plan appears to be another left-wing grab bag of big-government proposals.  Rather than stimulating the economy, it would stimulate bigger government while funneling unprecedented amounts of power and money through the hands of politicians in Washington.  All this comes on the heels of President Joe Biden signing into law on March 11 a badly flawed $1.9 trillion legislative package that was originally marketed as a COVID-19 response, but which was more focused on left-wing pet causes, such as bailouts for union pension plans and unnecessary handouts for state governments.  Just a day later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., released a statement calling for bipartisan work on legislation that would focus on infrastructure.

'This is how you DESTROY an economy': Mark Levin torches Democrats' massive infrastructure bill.  Last week, Democrats confiscated $1.9 trillion of your children's and grandchildren's money on a partisan COVID-19 "stimulus" package.  Last year, they piled on $4.1 trillion in debt to prevent the economy from collapsing as blue state governors shuttered their businesses.  Now, as an infrastructure stimulus looms, Mark is sounding the alarm, saying our nation faces "fiscal suicide" at the hands of the Democratic Party.  "In 18 months' time, we have spent, or have obligated for spending, $16.5 trillion," Mark exclaimed.  "And what's coming next?  Two more trillion, we're told, in infrastructure.  And the Republicans are saying the Democrats are going to spend a tiny percent on infrastructure and load it up with yet more new entitlements, new programs, [and] new spending ... and they pretend they're going to pay for it.  How are they going to pay for it?  Massive tax increases on corporations, which means everything you buy is going to go up.  Which also means, if they can't turn a profit they're going to fire people.  Incredible."

Biden bribes Manchin, bye-bye filibuster.  Joe Biden has never been known for subtlety. [...] [The Democrats'] legislative priorities — passing HR 1 to guarantee Republicans will never win another presidency or congressional majority by mandating nationwide cheating-enabling mail-in voting with no ID requirements and much more — depend on ending the filibuster.  And Manchin's vote is required to do that.  If confirmed by the Senate [...], Mrs. Manchin would have major role in an agency with a $165 million budget whose "mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia."  The word "invest" is the key one here.  That means money.  Money handed out to people, either directly or through loan guarantees (think:  Solyndra) or some other mechanism.

Democrats Push "Drive Plastic Manufacturing To China" Act.  Congressional Democrats are offering up a bill whose effects will be to destroy the American plastics industry and drive manufacturing to China: [...] Plastics are basically in every part of the American economy, from cars to medicine to semiconductors to clothing.  As the biggest petrochemical producing state, Texas would be badly hurt by such regulation, but so would Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Illinois (among many others). [...] Of course, this bill wouldn't stop anyone from opening plastics plants in China, where environmental regulations are far more lax.  If this bill passes, opening a plastics plant in China may indeed require less money in bribes for communist party officials than opening one in America would require in crony capitalist payoffs to Democratic Party toadies.  So the end result will be more global pollution and fewer American jobs.  This is yet another area where Democrats' rent-seeker behavior will harm the American economy to ensure that their own palms are greased.

Peter Doocy Asks Psaki If Joe Biden Was Supporting a "Relic of Jim Crow Era" When he Defended the Filibuster in 2005 as a Senator.  Joe Biden on Thursday [3/25/2021] was asked by a reporter if he agreed with Obama that the filibuster is a 'relic of the Jim Crow era.'  Biden replied, "Yes."  The filibuster requires 60 votes to pass most legislation in the Senate.  Getting rid of the filibuster would allow the Democrats to ram through far-left, extreme measures with a simple majority.  Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have embraced the filibuster as Senators, but all of a sudden it's racist.  Fox News reporter Peter Doocy called out Joe Biden's hypocrisy during a press briefing on Friday and Jen Psaki twisted herself into a pretzel trying to explain why the filibuster is now bad.

9 Highlights From Senate Hearing on Federal Takeover of Elections.  Lawmakers listened to ominous references to the South's Jim Crow era and Maoist China as the Senate held its first hearing on Democrats' legislation to nationalize elections while eliminating voter ID and most other state election safeguards.  "This bill has rightly been called the Corrupt Politicians Act because it is designed to keep corrupt politicians in office," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said as he denounced the legislation.  The hearing Wednesday [3/24/2021] also saw the return of former Attorney General Eric Holder to Capitol Hill to advocate passage of Democrats' bill, and in particular changing how congressional districts are redrawn.  Holder insisted that voter fraud "simply doesn't exist."  And Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded at one point:  "I would like to ask my Republican colleagues, why are you so afraid of democracy?"

New York officials reach agreement to legalize marijuana.  New York State officials have reached a deal to legalize marijuana, legislative sources told The Post on Wednesday — just hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it "essential" to the state's social and economic well-being.  The reform measures will be included in the laws to be proposed as part of the state budget on April 1, the sources said[.]  The deal would allow New Yorkers over the age of 21 to legally buy and possess up to three ounces of pot for their personal use, with licensed sales to begin by December 2022, sources said.

Illinois is cooked, and it's time to get out.  It is time to leave Illinois.  It's not the three feet of snow; the corruption and tax increases; or even that my city, Evanston, voted in 2019 to award reparations.  The tipping point is that my alderman, the lone reasonable, fiscally responsible voice on the city council, was trounced in our city primary election.  Illinois has been in a steady decline, but there are now "new and improved" reasons to leave the state.  In the last month, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed one of the most aggressively anti-police crime bills in the country, and the state adopted the most progressive, anti-intellectual education bill in the country.

Biden Now Supports Ending Filibuster, Held Meeting On How 'Big,' 'Fast' He Can 'Jam Through' Agenda:  Report.  Democrat President Joe Biden reportedly held a recent secret meeting in the White House with "historians" to discuss how "big" of an agenda he could push and how "fast" he could "jam" it through.  The agenda that Biden is pursuing would bring "once-in-a-lifetime historic changes to America," Axios reported.  Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer declared in November that if Democrats won both U.S. Senates in the Georgia runoff elections that Democrats would "change America."  "The historians' views were very much in sync with his own:  It is time to go even bigger and faster than anyone expected.  If that means chucking the filibuster and bipartisanship, so be it," the report said.  "People close to Biden tell us he's feeling bullish on what he can accomplish, and is fully prepared to support the dashing of the Senate's filibuster rule to allow Democrats to pass voting rights and other trophy legislation for his party."  The agenda that Biden wants to enact includes a crackdown on the Second Amendment, passing a highly controversial election reform bill, and a radical climate agenda.

'Corrupt Politicians Act' Rigs Elections for the Radical Left.  Democrats are gearing up to try to radically transform our election system and lock in majorities at every level of elected government for decades to come.  Democrats call this bill the For the People Act, or HR 1, but a more appropriate name would be the Corrupt Politicians Act because it's designed by the politicians, of the politicians, and for the politicians. [...] This bill eliminates countless state election integrity laws, including Texas' and other states' voter ID laws, and replaces them with a set of new laws negotiated by Democrat operatives and radical left-wing activists.  The fact is, Democrats are furious that, last fall, Republicans won control of legislatures across the country, so now they're trying to use control of the federal government to eliminate states' common-sense election laws.

Will Democrats Really Nuke the Filibuster — and What Happens If They Do?  Before 2013, Senate majorities used the nuclear option only rarely.  In November of that year, Democrats employed it to abolish the filibuster for all presidential nominations other than Supreme Court justices.  In 2017, Republicans used it to abolish the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations.  They deployed it again in 2019 to shorten the amount of debate permitted under the rules after the Senate has invoked cloture on a nominee but before a final confirmation vote.  Notwithstanding this increased willingness to use the maneuver, Democrats may not be able to go nuclear in the weeks ahead.  Both Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have both publicly opposed doing away with the filibuster at all.  And several other Democrats who might be willing to end the filibuster have not yet publicly committed to doing so via the nuclear option.

Climate change is the perfect tool to justify complete control.  Replacing internal combustion-powered automobiles with E.V.s is policy.  Eventually, they will acknowledge the inherent pollution in battery manufacture, the production of the electricity needed to charge the batteries, and eventual battery disposal.  The goal is to eliminate private transportation in its entirety.  In major cities, roadwork now entails reducing on-street parking while narrowing thoroughfares to increase traffic.  This is a prelude to charging a yearly fee for the privilege of city parking.  Several thousand dollars a year should modify behavior and increase revenues.  The implementation of license fees (also several thousand dollars per annum) for car ownership will come to fruition.  Limiting the right to own a car for people who allow their "social credit score" to decline by saying something untoward about government or authorities on social media, or in public, will also be a tactic.  Next will be restricted usage and a fee per mile driven with driving limited to odd and even days for portions of the population.  Social scores will dictate who is allowed to fly on commercial airliners, with ticket prices including a "carbon fee" commensurate to the seat's percentage of the flight's total carbon cost.  In addition to forcing the price of gasoline to $20 a gallon, the "price of all energy will necessarily have to skyrocket" (Barack Obama).  They will triple or quadruple the price of all energy, whether it be electricity, natural gas, or home heating oil.

Dark Money Fuels Push to Ditch Filibuster.  The left-wing group leading a campaign to have Senate Democrats eliminate the filibuster is housed at one of the left's most powerful dark money networks, business records show.  Fix Our Senate is steering a coalition of 60 progressive groups to pressure moderate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to advance legislation.  The group is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a nonprofit incubator managed by the D.C.-based consulting firm Arabella Advisors.  Arabella's network of funds is used by the nation's wealthiest liberal donors to secretly bankroll a host of progressive initiatives.  The coalition has added dozens of groups in recent days as Democrats increase their calls to eliminate the filibuster.  President Joe Biden has said he supports filibuster reform and would prefer a return to a "talking filibuster," but White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president remains "open to hearing" other ideas.  Removing the filibuster would help Democrats looking to push through a progressive agenda.  Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has threatened to use procedural moves to grind Senate business to a halt, should Democrats succeed.

Biden Team Preparing Up to $3 Trillion in New Spending for the Economy.  President Biden's economic advisers are pulling together a sweeping $3 trillion package to boost the economy, reduce carbon emissions and narrow economic inequality, beginning with a giant infrastructure plan that may be financed in part through tax increases on corporations and the rich.

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Carbon dioxide is not carbon.  When the Democrats speak of carbon emissions, they reveal their ignorance.  They don't expect you to know the difference between carbon and carbon dioxide.  That's because they think you're stupid.

'COVID Relief' Bill Collides With the Constitution.  Well, that didn't take long.  The first major bill passed by the new Democratic congressional majority and signed into law by our new president on March 11 had already provoked a constitutional challenge by March 17.  The attorney general of Ohio filed suit against the Biden administration last Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, alleging that the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) unconstitutionally and coercively limits the right of states to manage their internal fiscal policies:  "This suit challenges an unconstitutional provision in the American Rescue Plan Act — a provision that allows the federal government to commandeer state taxing authority."

The Democrats use the EPA as a weapon:
Republicans say Democrats' big climate bill would crush the plastics industry.  Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that provisions in the sweeping climate bill from top House Democrats would stifle the plastics industry.  One late addition to the nearly 1,000-page piece of legislation, known as the CLEAN Future Act, is meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution emitted from the petrochemical facilities that produce plastics or the raw materials used to make plastics.  Most significantly, the bill would impose a temporary pause on air pollution permits needed for approval of new plastics production facilities.  The legislation also directs the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new greenhouse gas and air pollution controls for these facilities within three years, including requiring plastics production plants to use zero-emissions power and improve emissions monitoring.

The progressive takeover of Democratic Party continues.  President Biden, along with leading Democrats on Capitol Hill, started the year with the choice between two paths to govern.  The first route, which I have strongly urged my party to take, is characterized with bipartisanship.  Democrats carry this incredible opportunity to consolidate their power by reaching out to moderate Republicans to achieve legislative compromises at a time when Republicans are deeply fractured.  This route would lead to further friction, however, with the growing progressive wing.  It is clear that Biden and Democrats have chosen the second route, which involves embracing liberal policies and using their power to push through a progressive agenda without any support from Republicans.  While it may lead to legislative wins, it will do away with the promise of Biden to reach across the aisle and adds the risk of potential losses in 2022.

DC Statehood Is The Next Unicorn The Democrats Are Chasing.  The Washington Post is doing an admirable job of cheerleading for the next unicorn that congressional Democrats are set to pursue, that being DC statehood.  The obvious nature of the power grab that the Democrats are trying to pull off doesn't seem to sway their media enablers in the slightest.  Nor do the historical reasons as to why the District of Columbia wasn't created as a state to begin with.  All that really matters is the opportunity to summon up two more senators from a reliably blue neighborhood, that is smaller in both physical size and population than your average county.  The job for the GOP at this moment, as Yahoo News reports, is to educate the public about what the Democrats are trying to do and why this scheme shouldn't be allowed to come to pass.

Ted Cruz, Conservatives to Hold West Virginia Rally Against H.R. 1, the 'Corrupt Politicians Act'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and conservative activists will hold a rally at the West Virginia state capitol Saturday [3/20/2021] against the "Corrupt Politicians Act."  The Council for National Policy Act will host a rally at the Charleston, West Virginia state capitol at 1:00 P.M. Eastern.  The rally will feature conservative leaders to rally against H.R. 1/S.1, the For the People Act, which the leaders refer to as the "Corrupt Politicians Act."  The legislation already passed the House.

The American Police State Is Now Forming.  H.R. 1 provides new rules leading to one-party control and laxity in the administration of voting, and H.R. 5 legitimizes the federal government defining sexuality rather than history or biology.  These are instruments of totalitarianism.  H.R. 1 claims to be needed to offset "voter suppression," but the cure it offers is "voter hyper-inflation" and the destruction of American democracy as we know it.  H.R. 5, the Equality Act, enforces interpersonal behavior that defies both the biblical norms of identity and the family in effect for the past 3,500 years, as well as universal norms of family life in all cultures and societies obtaining on all continents since the beginning of time.  These two pieces of legislation are thus cornerstones on which the police state is building the new nation-state called the USA.  The police state is a totalitarian state.

Stolen elections have consequences.
H.R. 1 is Nothing But a Massive Democrat Power Grab.  Not content with the rigging and manipulation of the 2020 election, or the "fortifying" of it as some leftists have described it, the Democrats are prepared to codify, and are aggressively pushing to codify, the corruption we saw play out in 2020 through H.R. 1.  Now, mind you, this is House Resolution 1 because the very first bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered in the new session was this attempt at election rigging.  Just so we're absolutely clear:  her biggest priority in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis is not helping Americans or small businesses, but making sure to codify corruption.  She even gave it the Orwellian title of the "For the People Act."  What it should be titled is "How to Effect One-Party Rule in America."  To put it mildly, it is a mind-blowing, brazen attempt by Pelosi and the Democrats to annihilate free and fair elections and place the Republican Party in permanent minority status.

California Progressives Are About To Implement A Radical And Sweeping Social Justice Curriculum.  On this episode of The Federalist, RealClearInvestigations reporter John Murawski joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to outline progressive activists' battle to create a mandatory ethnic studies curriculum that forces teachings about "systemic racism, predatory capitalism, heteropatriarchy, and other structures of oppression" on 1.7 million high schoolers in California.  President Joe Biden's new education secretary may try to implement it federally as well.  "Their hope is that he will take up the ethnic studies cause and will use the power of the federal government, the federal muscle by the federal government to advance ethnic studies in some way to make it a national, to raise the profile of ethnic studies," Murawski said.

House OKs path to citizenship for millions, including 'Dreamers'.  The House of Representatives on Thursday [3/18/2021] voted to approve a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, including farmworkers and "Dreamers" brought to the country illegally as minors.  The American Dream and Promise Act passed 228-197 with nine Republicans joining all Democrats voting in favor.  The bill would benefit young migrants and refugees with Temporary Protected Status.  The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 247-174 with 30 Republicans joining most Democrats in favor and one Democrat voting in opposition.

H.R.1 — Is It Really "For the People"?  H.R. 1 purports to, "expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes."  The Bill is 791 pages long.  Here are just a few of the more egregious federal power grabs in H.R. 1 concocted against the 50 states that run elections under the U.S. Constitution:  [#1] Ban voter ID laws and allow ballot harvesting; [#2] Expand Election Day to "election season" by mandating mail-in ballots be counted 10 days after the election would normally be over; [#3] Automatic voter registration of people who apply for unemployment, Medicaid, Obamacare and college, or who are coming out of prison.  There is a lot more, and it gets worse.  Substantially worse.  There are First Amendment restrictions on political speech and on the support or opposition of a bill and/or a candidate.  Remember:  This is supposed to be "fortifying our democracy."

Uh Oh:  Pelosi, House Dems Starting To Push For Filibuster Exception To Pass H.R. 1.  I hadn't seen this piece of the story when I wrote earlier about Joe Manchin's latest filibuster argle-bargle.  It's a big one even though Pelosi has no direct influence over what happens in the Senate.  The more public pressure she and House Dems like Jim Clyburn put on centrists like Manchin to find a way to get H.R. 1 through, the more likely it is that Manchin's going to throw them a bone by caving.  Maybe not by agreeing to a "carve-out" from the filibuster rules, which is what Pelosi's allegedly seeking, but by some half-measure like shifting to a "talking filibuster" or a "41 on the floor" rule in which the GOP has to have that many senators present in the chamber at all times.

Biden may cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt after being pressured by Dems.  President Joe Biden may cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt after being pressured by Democrats.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with other Senate Dems, are urging the president to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt by using executive authority.  Senators Schumer and Elizabeth Warren revealed a legal review on the use of executive authority is underway by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Executive action has already been used by Biden to continue the suspension of student loan payments until the end of September 2021.

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What about those of us who didn't go into debt?  What do we get?

Dem Sen. Cardin caught on hot mic telling Buttigieg how Dems will jam trillions of dollars for infrastructure.  Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., was caught on a hot mic telling Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that the budget reconciliation process would "most likely" be needed to get an infrastructure package into the end zone.  While at a Monday [3/15/2021] press conference featuring Buttigieg, Cardin was caught on a C-SPAN mic saying that Democrats will "most likely have to use reconciliation" to push an infrastructure package through Congress.  Cardin also told Buttigieg that the infrastructure bill will be constructed in a "similar" way to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Biden signed last week.  "Ultimately, it's going to be put together similar to how the American Rescue Plan was put together ...," Cardin was caught saying.  "Most likely, we're going to have to use reconciliation."

Dem Senator Caught on Hot Mic Admitting Democrats Will Ram Through Trillions in New Spending without GOP Support.  Democrat Senator Ben Cardin, was caught on a C-SPAN hot mic telling Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that Democrats will "most likely have to use reconciliation" on an infrastructure package as they did with the Covid relief bill.  "Ultimately it's going to be put together similar to how the Rescue Plan was put together... Most likely you're going to have to use reconciliation," admitted the Senator.  [Video clip] [...] Democrat Senators went around Republicans by passing the Covid relief bill through budget reconciliation, a process that requires only a simple majority vote.  Not one single Republican in the Senate or the House voted for the pork-filled bill that is really a power grab for the Democrats, teachers unions, minority interests and will funnel tens of thousands of dollars to federal workers.

Dick Durbin:  Biden's Amnesty Plan for Illegal Aliens 'Doesn't Have Support'.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) said there is not enough support in Congress to pass President Joe Biden's amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens.  Last month, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Biden plan — known as H.R. 1177 & S. 348 — which would give amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States while doubling annual legal immigration to the country, flooding the labor market with more foreign competition for the nation's nearly 17 million jobless Americans.

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What if the actual number of illegal aliens in the U.S. is over 30 million — or (by the time the law is signed) close to 40 million?

Dems to introduce a bill to make DC a state and the filibuster is in danger.  Democrats plan to introduce a bill to make DC a state, giving Democrats two Senate seats and a lot more power.  There is a hearing scheduled for next Monday on HR 51, the bill to make Washington D.C. the 51st state of the USA.  It's likely unconstitutional.  How the district is handled is specifically laid out in the Constitution.  It appears to require a constitutional amendment to change it.  If it were passed, the Black Lives Matter mayor would become a governor.  The Founders did not want D.C. to become a state.  They intended the capital of the newly created United States to be a neutral ground for co-equal sovereign states to come together to transact the nation's business.  It would only pass, likely unconstitutionally, if Schumer ends the filibuster requiring only 51 votes instead of 60.

Biden plans biggest spending binge since Lyndon Johnson.  President Biden and congressional Democrats are preparing to embark on one of the largest spending sprees since Lyndon Johnson was in the White House.  The $1.9 trillion spending package Biden signed into law last week that he said was needed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, passed on a party-line vote by the narrowly Democratic-controlled Congress, was just the beginning.  A massive infrastructure bill is in the works that is expected to cost at least $2 trillion.  Former President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress were no shrinking violets when it came to federal spending, either.  Trump signed into law an even bigger coronavirus package, the $2.2 trillion CARES Act last year, and another $900 billion in economic assistance before leaving office.  Budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion a year were set to return under Trump even before the pandemic hit, a fact that could undercut GOP efforts to restrain Biden's spending.

Biden set to significantly raise taxes and spend trillions.  Bloomberg reports Joe Biden has planned the first major tax increase since Bill Clinton in 1993.  Biden allegedly intends to raise the corporate tax rate substantially, increase the capital gains tax for people making over a million dollars, widen the estate tax, increase the income tax on people making more than $400,000 and reduce tax breaks for businesses.  His tax policy during his campaign was to raise taxes by $2.1 trillion over 10 years.  He's also going to sign more wasteful, socialist trillion-dollar bills during COV.  If Schumer and the Democrats abolish the Senate filibuster, they will be unimpeded in spending.  They will crash the economy.  This tax increase will raise money for infrastructure and the environment but that means money for unions and the end of our lucrative energy sector.

Rep. Omar introduces Agenda 21.  Without respect to the fact that states have the authority to regulate housing contracts, Ilhan Omar uses a viral smokescreen to begin implementing some of the worst features of Agenda 21, the leftist promise that the government will provide affordable housing for everyone.  On March 11, she introduced H.R. 1847, a bill "To suspend obligations of residential renters and mortgagors to make payments during the COVID-19 emergency, and for other purposes."  So far only a draft of the text is available.  Essentially, the bill says that real property tenants can stop paying their landlords.  Our country was not founded on the moral code that one is not responsible for one's obligations and debts.  However, these socialists would make it so.  Unsurprisingly, this bill is full of problems.  It provides for a COVID suspension period ending April 2022 (Sec. 8(3)), but the landlord relief fund runs for five years (Sec. 5 (c)(1)).  It seems as if it's planning to extend for up to five years a tenant's freedom from rent obligations, should the bill become law.

President Cloward, Vice President Piven.  Cloward-Piven is a political strategy of calculated chaos first described in 1966, by two Columbia University sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.  Their theory was published appropriately in the far left The Nation, the oldest continuously published news magazine in the country.  Cloward-Piven's goal was the creation of chaos so that:  "A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty."  The activities of the past year, from an imported Chinese coronavirus to a rigged and stolen presidential election are textbook Cloward-Piven, leading to a massive shift in the leadership and direction of America.  We have gone to government by, of, and for the people to a tyrannical autocracy controlled by a small cabal of self-appointed elites.

Congressional Democrats push a job-killing law even Californians couldn't stand.  In the 2020 election, 63% of California voters backed President Biden.  On the same ballot, those voters essentially repealed a job-killing state law that Biden and Democrats now want to impose on a national level in the form of the PRO Act.  That California law, A.B. 5, attempted to force businesses that use contract and freelance workers into hiring them with employee benefits.  Instead, it predictably caused freelance work to dry up throughout the state.  News conglomerates cut loose their California-based freelancers.  A variety of independent contractors, such as truck drivers, professional service providers, and interpreters, suddenly faced financial ruin.  Legislators were forced to carve out multiple exceptions to their ill-considered law in a last-ditch effort to save it, but even that wasn't enough.  In the end, Uber and Lyft, the iconic ride-share applications that the law had originally targeted, came within a hair's breadth of shutting down all service in California.  A judge stepped in and blocked the law just in time.

When a Handful of Crises Aren't Enough.  Bridge-building, comity, and compromise are passé.  What Ron Klain, Susan Rice, and a knot of plutocrats and "progressives" who pull Joe's strings want are crises.  Manufactured crises are just as good as the real deals.  They're opportunities not to be wasted. [...] The Biden administration is now teeing up the climate crisis.  Catastrophic climate cooling or heating (you pick) has been the rage since the early 70s. [...] Deep-sixing the Keystone XL Pipeline was a modest down payment on planet saving.  With the end looming, we must slam on civilization's brakes.  Conventional energy and all the technology and machinery dependent must give way to solar panels, windmills, bikes, electric cars (maybe), meatless meals, organic gardens, rationed toilet paper, childlessness (the fewer cows and people, the less flatulence), primitivized buildings, brownouts and rolling blackouts, hemp clothes, flint tools, malnutrition, starvation, hypothermia, heatstroke, and polar icecap and polar bear appreciation days.  If your gut tells you that the Green New Deal is actually destructive of our economy and society, your gut is right.

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If the "Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon," it is entirely his fault.  The flurry of executive orders he signed on his first day in office effectively terminated any smooth transition he might have expected.

The Many Ways Biden Has Kicked Culture Wars Into Overdrive.  You'll see "equity" a lot in Biden's executive actions.  Besides requiring the entire government to commit to an "equity agenda," Biden has further inflamed the culture wars in more than two dozen other executive actions.  And we're less than two months into his presidency.  One executive order directs all administrative agencies to apply the Supreme Court's Bostock decision to all laws under their purview.  In Bostock, the Supreme Court reinterpreted Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex, to include transgender status and sexual orientation.  Under Biden's order, the government will apply this new definition to all federal laws and regulations.  That includes Title IX, which covers education, meaning that schools receiving federal funds will be forced, among other things, to allow biological males who "identify" as female to play on girls sports teams.  And just to make it extra clear that sex-specific sports teams and bathrooms are not permissible, Biden issued a separate order about Title IX, just in case anyone might have missed it.

Pentagon, Fox News host Tucker Carlson go to war over 'feminizing' military.  A number of high-ranking military officers are using their official social media accounts to denounce Fox News host Tucker Carlson over recent claims that maternity flight suits for pregnant fliers and new directives that loosen hair regulations to accommodate females in the ranks are "making a mockery" of the U.S. military.  And top Pentagon leaders said Thursday [3/11/2021] they're perfectly fine with the new online activism from several general officers and the Army's top enlisted soldier against a TV commentator.  On his popular show that aired Tuesday, Mr. Carlson said Chinese military officials are pushing for their armed forces to toughen up while the Pentagon is more focused on programs aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in the military — such as updating hair regulations and testing flight suits for pregnant women.

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Portland Mayor Wants to Bring Back a Uniformed Police Team to Combat Violence.  Portland is in big trouble.  Gun violence is up 2½ times over the same period last year and ever since the city council voted a 7% cut in the police budget, the city streets have exploded in violence.  The police unit dedicated to fighting gun violence — the Gun Violence Reduction Team — was disbanded because too many black people were being arrested, which means it was racist... or something.  Regardless, getting rid of a unit that did nothing all day but combat gun violence had immediate consequences.  Former Salinas, Calif., Police Chief Kelly McMillin told the Portland police, "Not to be overly dramatic, but if you lose the unit which focuses on removing firearms from the hand of violent offenders, people will die.  It's really just that simple."  Simple or not, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and the radicals on the city council who pushed to disband the unit were quite proud of themselves for eliminating "systemic racism."

Sen. Mike Lee Hops Aboard the 'Too Little, Too Late' Election Fraud Bandwagon.  H.R. 1 essentially codifies the 2020 contest's mid-election rule changes by instituting provisions for (1) mandatory voter registration nationwide, (2) the restoration of voting rights for convicted felons, (3) the elimination of photo identification requirements, (4) the expansion of mail-in balloting and the use of unsupervised drop boxes that eliminate traditional chain of custody security for individual votes, (5) the counting of votes received in the mail well after Election Day, and (6) legal immunity for illegal aliens caught voting (as well as a host of other changes meant to keep Democrats in power in perpetuity).  As detestable a power-grab as H.R. 1 is, it's preposterous that any Republican who has been vouching for the 2020 election and pretending it was conducted on the up-and-up could now turn around with a straight face and act as if the election changes contained within H.R. 1 are beyond the pale.  H.R. 1 is like an autopsy report for how Democrats killed the last election and installed President Brain Freeze in the White House.  The legislation is nothing more than Democrats' insistence on making legal what they've already accomplished.

My Democrat Friends are Getting Very Embarrassed.  They bought into the propaganda that all the turmoil in Washington was created by the erratic and immoral behavior of Donald Trump.  Their vote for Harris/Biden was a vote to return to normal.  They didn't realize that the Democrats weren't offering a return to normal, they were offering the establishment of a "new normal."  The "new normal" includes restricted energy exploration and cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.  This has caused a loss of well-paying union jobs, damaged relations with Canada, and triggered skyrocketing gasoline prices.  It also threatens to return us to dependence on the most unstable region in the world.  To those who would like us to leave the Middle East to resolve its own problems — we can't now.  We've implemented more "humane" immigration policies, creating a flood of illegal immigrants across the border — wearing "Biden" t-shirts.  Our humane policy has given us men, women, and children sacrificing their lives pursuing the dream promised them by the Democrats.  Thankfully, we're no longer keeping illegal immigrant children in cages.  Now we're keeping them in Conex boxes.

Omar reintroduces bill seeking to cancel rent, mortgage payments during pandemic.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday introduced for the second time a bill that would guarantee full payment forgiveness on rent and home mortgage payments throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  Under the bill, titled the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, there would be no accumulation of debt for renters or homeowners, as well as no negative impact on a person's credit rating or rental history.  The legislation also calls on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish and oversee a "Landlord Relief Fund," to cover any losses landlords would receive as a result of the payment cancellations.

Federal COVID-19 Bailout Prohibits States From Cutting Taxes.  Buried within the $1.9 trillion emergency spending bill that Congress sent to President Joe Biden's desk on Wednesday [3/10/2021] is a provision that could effectively block states from cutting taxes if they accept federal bailout dollars.  That provision, added to the bill by the Senate last week, could put a halt to several states' plans to cut taxes this year as a way to stimulate economic growth following the COVID-19 pandemic.  Depending on how the text is interpreted, the measure could also make it illegal for states to create new tax credit programs like the ones that have become a popular mechanism for expanding school choice.  Critics say this expansion of federal control over state policymaking is murky at best, and potentially unconstitutional.

Kevin McCarthy Calls $1.9 Trillion Bill 'The Pelosi Payoff,' Says To Stop Calling It 'COVID Relief'.  Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called the Democrats' $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill the "Pelosi Payoff" on Tuesday, saying that people should stop calling it "COVID relief."  McCarthy noted other expenditures outlined in the bill that are not related to COVID-19 relief, including $50 million for Planned Parenthood, "$21k for federal workers to stay at home," and a "$25k bonus for state government workers."  [Tweet]  McCarthy also criticized the bill in a Fox News op-ed.  McCarthy said that Democrats "are using the coronavirus as an excuse to justify funding pet projects" and wrote that "about a third of the entire cost of the bill" won't be spent for "another two years."

Democrats slip in sneaky little rider into stimulus bill to forbid states from cutting taxes.  The Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus bill is a monster of public spending with the prime aim of rewarding political cronies.  Free-spending blue cities and states get bailouts, along with unions with mismanaged gold-plated pensions for their members.  The losers, of course, are the savers and taxpayers.  That's because it won't be long before Argentina-style inflation and Europe-style taxes kick in to pay for these benefits to leftists.  The only hope is to grow the economy so that the debt can be paid, which is something Americans often know how to do.  But unlike other bills, this one contains a poison pill, to ensure that red states and cities inclined to cut taxes are stopped dead in their tracks.

Livelihoods And The Congressional Thieves Who Want To Steal Them.  If there were any doubts that today's Democratic Party is a corrupt and malevolent force, they were fully removed Tuesday when the House approved the PRO Act, a bill that will steal the livelihood from millions of Americans should it become law.  Democrats care about nothing but consolidating their power and making their own lives more comfortable, even if it means creating hardships for others.  The legislation, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, is both a gift to labor union bosses and a burglar's tool for aiding the outright theft of working Americans' incomes.  It was passed 225-206, with five Republicans voting for it (Reps.  Brian Fitzpatrick, Pa.; Don Young, Alaska; John Katko, N.Y.; Chris Smith, N.J.; Jefferson Van Drew, N.J.) and one Democrat (Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas) against it.  In addition to stripping states of their right-to-work laws, which allow workers to be employed at unionized businesses without being forced to join the union, it also in effect outlaws independent contract work through its ABC test.

HR 1 is not pro-democracy, it's pro-coercion.  By winning control of the House, Senate, and White House in 2020, Democrats created an opportunity to make it easier for them to win in the future and harder for anyone to criticize them.  Their first order of business, which House Democrats call the "For the People Act," is largely an exercise in taking the worst election laws in some of the worst-governed states and imposing them on the entire country.  The bill has passed the House, and plenty of worked-up activists (including much of the media and the still-Never-Trump establishment) think Democrats should abolish the filibuster to pass it through the Senate.  H.R. 1 would override state election laws and impose all sorts of mandates, including automatically registering adults to vote, even if they don't want to register.  Democrats passed the For the People Act in 2019, too, but the newest version has some new ideas that they apparently gleaned from the 2020 election.

The Blue State Rescue Plan.  Wednesday afternoon [3/10/2021], the Democratic majority in the House passed HR 1319.  Variously marketed as a "pandemic relief bill," an "economic stimulus package," and the "American Rescue Plan," it is largely a wealth transfer from well-managed and prosperous red states to incompetently managed blue states.  A mere 9 percent of the legislation's $1.9 trillion cost will be devoted to mitigating COVID-19, and about 12 percent will go to individuals in the form of stimulus checks and unemployment payments.  The rest will go to blue state bailouts, funding for school systems that remain closed, kickbacks to unions, new subsidies for Obamacare, and exorbitant financing for innumerable pet progressive projects.  By far the worst of the bill's provisions involves the $350 billion earmarked for blue states and their crumbling cities.

Biden just endorsed a law that endangers 57 million jobs.  With the rise of gig economy jobs such as driving for Uber and other forms of independent work enabled by the digital era, more than 57 million Americans now work as freelancers in some capacity.  But President Biden just endorsed a radical labor law that endangers their livelihood.  House Democrats recently reintroduced the PRO Act, which, among many sweeping reforms, would make many commonplace forms of independent contractor (freelance) arrangements illegal.  It's based on a California law that was so dysfunctional even voters in the very blue state voted to change it.

H.R. 1 Is a Partisan Assault on American Democracy.  Late Wednesday night [3/3/2021], the House passed H.R. 1, the "For the People Act."  It passed by ten votes, with every Republican voting against it, as well as Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson, who fears that the bill will abolish majority-black districts like his in the Deep South. [...] It would be an understatement to describe H.R. 1 as a radical assault on American democracy, federalism, and free speech.  It is actually several radical left-wing wish lists stuffed into a single 791-page sausage casing.  It would override hundreds of state laws governing the orderly conduct of elections, federalize control of voting and elections to a degree without precedent in American history, end two centuries of state power to draw congressional districts, turn the Federal Elections Commission into a partisan weapon, and massively burden political speech against the government while offering government handouts to congressional campaigns and campus activists.

Leftists' inconsistencies are catching up with them.  During the four years of Trump's presidency, the leftists were free to go crazy with their theories because they never had to put them to the test:  Believe all women?  Check.  Women deserve special privileges?  Check.  Men who claim they're women really are women?  Check.  Democrats are the workers' party?  Check.  Democrats are the Black party?  Check.  Open borders are good?  Check.  Now that Democrats control the entire federal government, though, and can set policies, leftists are discovering that many of their most beloved theories cannot coexist.  The inevitable clashes will create opportunities for conservatives.

Masks Are Just Part of the Socialists' Uniform.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they strongly oppose mass illegal immigration.  Ignoring their wishes, the Biden administration has set into place policies that have created a border crisis with no end in sight.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that jobs and the economy are more important than recklessly combatting a global temperature change of a few hundredths of a degree over the next century in the name of "climate justice."  Ignoring their assessment, the Biden administration has killed off oil and gas jobs, increased the cost of gasoline at the pump, and handcuffed America's energy independence in the name of green dreams — strengthening the economies of Russia, China, and Iran while impoverishing millions of Americans.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they prefer increasing manufacturing and economic diversification at home to depending upon the supply chains and resources of an adversarial China.  Instead, the Biden administration has actively discarded the "America First" economic policies of President Trump and reoriented America back toward the globalist initiatives of the last half-century that benefit transnational banks and Wall Street traders while crippling Main Street businesses and making America vulnerable to her enemies.

Why Election Integrity Matters.  [Scroll down]  Incredibly, while the Founders knew nothing about cars, televisions, mobile phones, or the Internet, the mechanisms they put in place largely survived Time's march.  But for all of their familiarity with the dark sides of man's nature, even the Founding Fathers, possibly the greatest assembly of men to ever come together in history, couldn't foresee the darkness that lay ahead with the Democrat party of the 21st century.  Today, America sits and watches as Democrats essentially send the Constitution through the shredder.  Emboldened by a pusillanimous Supreme Court, Democrats with H.R. 1, seek to undermine the Constitution's very foundation:  Voting integrity by the governed.  They seek to codify arrangements that, by their very nature, are intended to eviscerate the notion of vote integrity.
  •   Voter ID:  Eliminated.
  •   Mail-in voting:  Mandated.
  •   Maintenance of accurate voter rolls:  Outlawed.
  •   Same-day registration:  Required.
  •   Ballot harvesting:  Allowed.
These anti-integrity initiatives, and many more, will be codified under H.R. 1, with the goal of giving Democrats end-to-end control over voting in the United States.  Once they achieve this, they will control every branch and every element of the federal government in perpetuity.  And given that they back a regulatory state that never met a freedom it didn't want to regulate, they will control every aspect of the lives of formerly free Americans.

The Current Balance Sheet of American Democracy.  The House has just passed a bill that would compel states to accept mailed-in votes for 15 days prior to and 10 days after Election Day; set up automatic and online voter registration; prohibit review of the eligibility of voters; compel acceptance of ballots cast in the wrong precincts; bar the removal of the ineligible voters from the rolls; permit ballot harvesting; ban any voter identification laws; consign to unelected officials the redrawing of congressional districts; infringe upon free speech by the imposition of "onerous legal and administrative burdens on candidates, civic groups, unions, and non-profit organizations"; and establish a disturbingly named "Commission to Protect Democratic Institutions" in order to end-run the courts.  The potential for gross abuse with these changes if they are enacted is too obvious to require elaboration.  Any opposition to it is labeled "voter suppression."  If this bill is enacted, especially with the provision for a bare majority vote on any issue in the Senate, and the addition of two or four sure Democratic senators from Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia admitted as new states, the question of whether and to what extent the United States remains a government of laws and a genuine democracy will not be possible to answer affirmatively with any confidence.

15 Insane Things In Democrats' H.R. 1 Bill To Corrupt Elections Forever.  On Wednesday [3/3/2021], House Democrats passed an 800-page bill that would mandate insecure voting processes and subject voting tallies to partisan manipulation.  It's a slap in the face to the half of Americans, including many Democrats, who believe the 2020 election was riddled with fraud and errors, largely due to the rapid expansion of mail-in balloting and other suspensions of state election laws.  "It is difficult to imagine a legislative proposal more threatening to election integrity and voter confidence," write 20 Republican attorneys general in a Thursday letter about the ridiculously named For The People Act of 2021, or H.R. 1.  Democrats have made the bill their top priority this Congress to permanently cement their current unified control of the federal government.

Filiblustering the Future of America.  HB1, in contradiction to its altruistic title, For the People Act, encourages continued election hijinks by Beltway bluebloods and greatly harms the body politic by upending sovereign state protocols.  The bill seeks to strip federalism from the states, facilitates statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, imposes voter requirements that will embrace illegal alien registration, ignores the Constitution by allowing convicted felons to vote, sanctions ballot harvesting, prevents the auditing and updating of registration databases that turn once living Republicans into dead Democrat voters, and codifies a corrupt federal influence over future state election campaigns and vote counts.  It passed the House with near-unanimity by Democrats, a single-minded feat quite beyond the capacity of the Republican party.

Fighting COVID with Monopoly Money.  The House and Senate have both passed their versions of the economic stimulus package.  Joe Biden has already said he will sign it into law.  While both sides of Congress hash out how the money the nation does not have will be spent, it's clear that most of the funds will not go directly to Americans.  It will instead go to interests the Democrats favor.  Americans, especially fiscal conservatives, should be outraged.  We've gone from proudly ending the "era of big government" to spending more money than anyone can imagine, and despite the questionable effects, "stimulus" spending by the government even has in stimulating economic activity and growth.  Over the past year as COVID killed hundreds of thousands and lockdowns ravaged our economy, the government has now spent more than $4 trillion in money borrowed from other countries and from the future.  One only needs to look at what's happening in Venezuela right now to understand the risks this borrowing and spending spree poses to the economy.

Jill Biden, the Meghan Markle in the WH, is egregiously guilty of elder abuse.  [Scroll down]  After just eight weeks in office, Biden has been a one-man wrecking ball to American jobs, energy independence and border security.  Under Trump, the Border Patrol and ICE were allowed to do their jobs which, like all law enforcement, was and is to protect this nation and its legal citizens.  And we are to believe that Americans chose Biden to undo the tremendous successes of the Trump administration?  No chance.  Every poll, even those rigged by leftists, shows that Americans do not support the violence perpetrated by Antifa and BLM.  They do not support defunding the police in any state or city.  Sure, those anti-White racists do support those groups and policies, but they are a minority.  Ask any Black mother trying to keep her sons alive beyond the age of fifteen in Chicago or Baltimore. [...] And then there is the border.  Whoever is calling the shots for all the Biden executive orders are having a grand old time at our expense.  They are destroying the America we once knew faster than anyone could have thought possible.

Biden to sign executive orders on 'gender equality' while not calling for Cuomo's resignation.  President Biden will sign two executive orders on Monday [3/8/2021] advancing "gender equality" in conjunction with International Women's Day — amid days of tepid White House responses to the sexual harassment scandal surrounding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  The 46th commander-in-chief will sign two orders from the White House in the late afternoon.  The first will establish the White House Gender Policy Council, a four-member panel initially created under President Barac Obama under a different name but disbanded under former President Donald Trump, aimed at addressing "gender in policies, programs and budgets" on a "government-wide" scale.  More specifically, the council will be tasked with combating systemic bias and discrimination, as well as sexual harassment and violence both domestically and worldwide.

Dems' 'Election Reforms' Would End American Democracy As We Know It.  Yes, elections have consequences, and terrible bills like this certainly prove that.  Anyone who voted for the Democrats in 2020 hoping for a "turn to the center" should by now be feeling mighty foolish.  H.R. 1 is but one example.  So far, Democrats have passed a near $2 trillion spending splurge that has next to nothing to do with COVID-19, created a new crisis on our border, alienated our strongest ally in the Mideast, convinced a bullying China that we're weak and vulnerable, and, instead of doing the people's business as they're supposed to, are now "investigating" the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C.  Some 5,000 National Guard troops, totally unnecessary right now, remain camped in the nation's barbed-wire encased capital, despite the fact that the FBI testified last week that no arms were seized by them nor were any shots fired by demonstrators during the supposed "insurrection."  Democrats hope to use the distraction of troops in D.C. and a probe of the events of Jan. 6 to pursue the most radical congressional agenda in history.

Pelosi's HR1 bill a blatant power grab for Democrats.  Nancy Pelosi's top priority is to turn America into a one-party nation ruled by Democrats.  Her bill HR 1 trashes the U.S. Constitution in an attempt to rig the system and make it virtually impossible to elect a Republican president or Congress again.  It's a power grab.  The bill eviscerates state voting laws and forces all the states to conform to a set of rules that includes automatic voter registration.  Anyone who goes to a DMV or applies for food stamps, Medicaid or other social services, or attends a public college will be automatically enrolled to vote.  Noncitizens are obligated to identify themselves and opt out, but there are no criminal penalties if they don't.  From California to New York, Democrats are already pushing to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.  They see this as their roadmap to a future permanent majority[.]  HR 1's bag of tricks also includes banning state voter ID requirements.  Anyone can show up on Election Day to vote, registered or not, and simply sign a statement that they're a legal voter.  HR 1 is being sold as a reform to make voting easier.  In truth, it makes cheating easier.  HR 1 compels states to send out absentee or mail-in ballots universally, favoring Democrats who tend to use this method.  It also forces states to count ballots that arrive by mail as late as 10 days after the election.  Say goodbye to election night finality.

Disastrous George Floyd Policing Act Is A Hodgepodge Of Anti-Cop Buzzwords That Wouldn't Make Anyone Safer.  The House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 on Wednesday with the hopes that it would rein in police violence against minorities as well as prevent law enforcement misconduct.  The legislation seeks to be a federal response to the deaths of Floyd and other black Americans such as Breonna Taylor, Daniel Prude, and Rayshard Brooks by overhauling the current definition of qualified immunity for police forces, creating a national database of police misconduct to prevent law enforcement officers who have failed to follow policy from getting new jobs in different departments, requiring the use of dash and body cameras, prohibiting racial profiling, banning chokeholds, and other provisions.  If states or police departments fail to comply with the new measures, they would face penalties including losing federal funding, a financial practice often used by the federal government to avoid violating the state powers outlined in the 10th Amendment.

9 Huge Reasons Why HR 1 'For the People Act' Is Disastrous for American Election Integrity.  The 2021 "For the People Act" — HR 1 — is one of the worst bills ever given political life.  Authors claim it would "expand Americans' access to the ballot box" and indeed it does.  It changes our elections into something akin to an open-air market, where every "individual" — not "citizen" — can vote.  Its passage late Wednesday night proves again why nothing good ever happens when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lurks with her cartoon-sized gavel after dark.  No Republicans voted for this disaster and only one Democrat voted against it.  The vote was 220-210.  The bill, which now goes on to the Senate, codifies nearly every election abnormality done in the name of COVID in the 2020 election on a national scale and much, much worse.  It punishes free political speech, much like impeaching President Trump for speaking at the January 6 Capitol "Save America" rally.  And it unleashes the IRS to do political purity tests of groups vying for special tax status.  Lois Lerner lives in this travesty of a bill.  The bill limits the ability to fight its provisions in court and federalizes elections, which are constitutionally the province of the states.

Even the ACLU Opposes H.R. 1's Free Speech Crackdown.  On Wednesday [3/3/2021], the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the "For the People Act," a sweeping election bill that would gut election integrity measures like state voter ID laws.  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) supports the vast majority of H.R. 1's attacks on election integrity, but even this leftist organization had to object to one particularly noxious part of the bill that would undermine free speech in politics.  H.R. 1 would require politically-active organizations, including 401(c)3 nonprofits, to disclose donors who give $10,000 or more.  If an organization released an ad attacking a politician like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), that group would have to disclose its donors.  While many on the Left support this kind of mandated disclosure to fight "dark money," the ACLU rightly warned that such a provision "could directly interfere with the ability of many to engage in political speech about causes they care about and that impact their lives."

Why The Equality Act Is Bad Law.  If you run a business, you realize that to stay out of court, you need evidence to prove that you are not in fact discriminating, and the only way to do that is to hire someone from the protected group in advance and to have a "woke" corporate policy in your advertising.  That way, if someone does make a claim against you, you can prove your innocence with the evidence of your prior obedience to the anti-discrimination policy.  It is like the old suburban riff, "Some of my best friends are from protected groups..."  On the other hand, if you do not have members of those protected groups on your staff and woke propaganda in your advertising, watch out!  Your guilt is assumed by your failure to provide proof of your innocence in advance, even if you had a legitimate reason for turning down a specific job applicant.  When the courts developed theories like "disparate impact," which says that if a protected group is disadvantaged by an action, it is assumed to be discriminatory even if no such intent exists, the problem got even worse.  You now must show an intent toward anti-discrimination in advance.

Democrats Pass HR1 To Federally Weaponize Election, Then Lockdown Capitol and Ask for 60-Day Extension of Military Troops to Protect Them.  Let us not mince words.  (1) Late last night [3/3/2021] the hardline leftists occupying the majority position, by a slim four vote margin in the House of Representatives, passed a bill on a party-line vote HR1 which fully codifies and weaponizes all opportunities for election fraud throughout the U.S.  (2) Immediately after passing the election usurpation bill, the same House leaders then locked-down the capitol under the auspices of a fraudulent "threat", and then; (3) requested a 60-day extension for the military to maintain their protective isolation behind fences and barbed wire.  This is the new normal the facist democrats are advancing.  This is the severity of the attack against our constitutional republic.

Democrats' HR 1 Is a Force Multiplier for Election Fraud.  There are things that happened in the last election that are cause for legitimate concern.  We're still referring to them as irregularities for a variety of reasons that we don't need to go into right now.  The House just passed HR 1, which they're laughably calling the the "For the People Act." This monstrosity takes everything that made us nervous about the 2020 presidential election and puts it on federal steroids. [...] This is a dangerous, naked federal power grab that would put quite a few nails in the coffin of the good old Republic.  It would also make it nigh on impossible to clean up any of the very real messes that need to be dealt with.  Dealt with at the state level, that is.  HR 1 is like using a machete to close up a wound that needs a tourniquet.  It's not a cure, it's an exacerbation of the problem.  The Democrats like to say this bill is about "expanding voting rights," which is another component of their ongoing false narrative about voter suppression.  HR 1 is a perfect snapshot of the Democrats' long-term, one-party-rule Soviet vision for the United States.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson forces Senate to read all 628 pages of Biden's COVID bill aloud.  Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., forced the Senate to begin reading all 628 pages of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID bill aloud on the Senate floor Thursday, further delaying a vote on the legislation Democrats hope to make law by next week.  Johnson said his tactic was about "educating" the American public on what was in the $1.9 trillion package, which he has derided as full of provisions unrelated to COVID relief.  The entire process could take at least 10 hours.

Schumer pledges to 'power through' after GOP forces clerks to read all 628 pages of $1.9 trillion spending bill.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the chamber will remain in session until lawmakers pass a $1.9 trillion spending package.  Senate lawmakers will begin voting Friday afternoon [3/5/2021] on a barrage of GOP amendments to the legislation that could drag on for hours.  Debate commenced at 9 a.m., following the nearly 11-hour reading of the 628-page measure.  Republicans forced the Senate clerks to read the entire bill as part of a protest against the cost and scope of the bill, which they said is mostly wasteful and unrelated to the pandemic it aims to address.  Schumer, a New York Democrat, thanked the team of clerks. who read the bill beginning around 3 p.m.  Thursday.  They finished around 2 a.m.  Lawmakers will debate the measure for up to three hours Friday before commencing with a "vote-a-rama" on any amendment offered by a senator.

House Democrats Vote to Nullify, Nationalize State Election Laws.  Voter ID laws and most other election integrity measures in the states would be nearly wiped out under a sweeping bill passed late Wednesday night by House Democrats that also makes felons eligible to vote while expanding Election Day registration and the controversial practice known as ballot harvesting.  The House voted 220-210 along party lines to pass the bill, which also includes massive public financing for campaigns that would provide $6 in tax funds for every $1 a candidate raises in donations.  Conservatives and other critics see the legislation, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden, as a federal takeover or nationalization of elections.  Historically, states run elections.  No Republicans joined Democrats in the vote that concluded after 11 p.m. for the legislation designated as HR 1.

Why 16?  Why not 13?
Gingrich pans Democrat's push to lower voting age to 16.  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich railed against Democrats pushing to cancel Dr. Seuss, lower the federal voting age to 16, and quickly enact legislation that will radically change the political direction of the country.  His comments during a Wednesday segment on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" came on the heels of the House passing H.R. 1, a sweeping voting reform bill critics have blasted as an overly invasive move by Democrats to federalize ballot rules that led to so much chaos and distrust during the November election cycle.  One of the amendments pushed by the party's extreme left would have lowered the federal voting age from 18 to 16. In offering the amendment, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) claimed it is necessary to "enfranchise young Americans."

The Editor says...
Yes, lower the voting age to 16, but only if any 16-year-old "adult" can be drafted, sent to prison for life, or executed for murder.  Raise the stakes and see if they still want to play.

House Passes "Permanent Democrat Rule Act" by a Vote of 220-210 in an Effort to Create a US Politburo and One-Party Government.  On Thursday night [3/4/2021] the House Democrats passed by a vote of 220-210 legislation designed to revamp voting procedures on a national level.  It is telling that the legislation titled "HR1" introduced by the Nancy Pelosi-led Democrats in the House is a power grab dressed up as "election reform," the provisions of which are all intended to create more Democrat candidate votes in upcoming elections in order to secure a permanent Democrat Party control of Congress and the White House.  Passage of this legislation was their first priority — it is numbered ahead of all other proposals because securing power unto themselves in the form of hegemony over the institutions of government is how Marxists and socialists transform the countries they seek to control.

House Democrats pass H.R. 1 election overhaul bill with public financing, automatic voter registration.  The House passed Democrats' massive election reform bill, the "For the People Act" on Wednesday [3/3/2021] in [the] wake of lingering bitterness over the 2020 election and Jan. 6 Capitol attack.  Republicans warned that the legislation amounts to a federal takeover of the election system that will create opportunities for fraud, while Democrats say that the longtime wishlist of reforms would expand voting access and reduce the influence of money in elections.  Democrats previously passed a version of H.R. 1 — the bill number saved to signify a top priority of the majority party — in the last Congress in 2019, but it never got a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate.  This time, every single House Democrat has signed on to the bill, and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is poised to bring the legislation up in the Senate, though he only has a slim, non-filibuster-proof 50-50 majority.

Stop The Steal:  The Case For Biden's COVID 'Relief' Bill Gets Weaker By The Day.  New COVID-19 cases are plunging.  Vaccination rates are booming.  The economy is rebounding.  States are running budget surpluses.  Schools are reopening.  All without the benefit of President Joe Biden's "urgently needed" $1.9 trillion spending spree.  So why aren't supposedly moderate Senate Democrats standing up to oppose this Treasury theft, which will be paid for by future generations?  Just this week, we learned that Texas has dropped its mask mandate and is lifting limits on businesses.  So is Mississippi.  Biden said that vaccines will be available to all Americans by May.  A report showed that manufacturing is growing at the fastest pace in years.  If you listen to Biden and his fellow leftist Democrats, none of this is supposed to be happening.  To hear them talk, the economy is flat on its back, the virus raging, and the nation desperately in need of a massive dose of federal aid.

Top Pollster Says Pelosi, Dems' Every Move Makes Trump Even More Popular.  While establishment Republicans move to expunge Donald Trump from the head of the GOP, his massive voting base is expressing the opposite view.  According to pollster Jim McLaughlin, Trump is becoming more popular every time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, and Democrats make a move to undo a Trump policy.  McLaughlin, who conducted the McLaughlin & Associates CPAC preference poll, found that many Americans are looking back at Trump's agenda and accomplishments and missing it. [...] "The more they attack his issue agenda and his people, the stronger President Trump gets," he said.  McLaughlin pulled these findings from his CPAC poll to make his point:
      ◦   Ninety-seven percent want Congress to do more to fight for their conservative agenda.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said there was voter fraud that helped Biden win.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said Biden doesn't have the mental capacity to be president.
      ◦   Ninety-six percent said the Washington establishment thinks they are better than ordinary people.
      ◦   Ninety-nine percent said we need to get the children back to school and open the economy.
      ◦   Sixty-three percent said they are angry/disappointed with the Republican National Committee.

Trump Reloaded.  Former president Donald Trump emerged from 38 days of self-enforced silence for a lengthy speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, that was frequently interrupted with boisterous applause and chants from an adoring, mostly white and older crowd. [...] Conservatives will not disagree with Trump when it comes to the issues he mentioned.  These issues included Biden allowing more immigrants to unlawfully cross our southern border and resuming a so-called "catch-and-release" policy Trump ended, the killing of the Keystone XL pipeline, which has led to lost jobs and higher energy prices, rejoining the Paris climate agreement and withdrawing Trump's restoration of UN sanctions on Iran, and the reversal of his energy policies, which Trump claims caused gasoline prices to soar by "30 percent" since he left office.  He predicted a gallon of gas could eventually cost "$5 $6 $7" dollars unless those policies are reversed.

Nadler on Equality Act: 'God's Will Is No Concern of This Congress'.  Last Thursday [2/25/2021], as the House of Representatives debated H.R. 5, the Orwellian "Equality Act," a seemingly exasperated Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) arguably revealed the true nature of his party's radical legislation.  In response to Rep. Greg Steube's (R-Fla.) speech quoting the Bible, Nadler declared that "what any religious tradition describes as God's will is no concern of this Congress."  The Equality Act would enshrine the concept of "gender identity" into federal civil rights law, mandating that Americans kowtow to biologically false transgender identities.  Steube quoted the Bible to express the fact that millions of Americans object to transgender identity on religious grounds and to warn that the Equality Act constitutes rebellion against God.

Five Things You Need To Know About The Extremist 'Equality Act' House Democrats Just Passed.  On Thursday [2/25/2021], the House of Representatives passed the so-called Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206.  While Democrats have marketed this legislation as a simple civil rights law designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, it is far from that.  The statutory language instead provides for an extreme remaking of all aspects of society, destroys the promise of equality for women, and threatens religious liberty and the privacy rights of all Americans, especially children.  The proposed law also will upend state and federal protections of the unborn — yes, the Equality Act is about abortion too.

After the Leftist Reign of Terror, the Deluge.  The Left is required by its own pronouncements to solve every problem, real or imagined.  Yet because they are the ones now in power, all problems and solutions rest on their shoulders.  Problems must always be created or amplified so the Left may continue its mission by always having to "do something."  Climate change is the perfect example since were all going to die unless government "does something" to forestall the apocalypse.  So naturally, anyone who does not vote in favor of so — called environmental initiatives, or supports the president on his job-destroying executive orders, will become the enemy.  That will be true of any of the Left's policy desires.  Oppose and die.  The most radical elements, seeing that their side is now in power, is going to demand that the long-awaited solutions be implemented.  This is exactly what we saw when Obama was elected president.  Yet because most of the problems the Left creates are imaginary, there are no real solutions.  When policy is put into place to address these alleged problems, they end up harming the very people the solutions are supposed to protect.

Joe Biden Is Covertly Defunding the Police.  At the time, it could have been seen as a backtrack, a moment where Joe Biden spits in the faces of the progressive cohorts he desperately needed to win the 2020 election.  During the first debate, he voiced his opposition to defunding the police.  It was drowned out by then-President Trump's overly aggressive attacking, so it fell by the wayside.  Biden did walk a waffled line on defunding the police in 2020 but now firmly says he's against it.  Progressives might be shocked.  They shouldn't be.  Yet, I forgot something; Biden is a swamp creature.  He'll find a way to repay his debts, and on defunding the police, he's doing that through his nominees.  No one really pays attention to civil rights division nominees for the Department of Justice or even those tapped to be associate attorney general, but this is where he's trying to make good on this progressive action item.  It's a covert war indeed.

Biden's Equality Act is a danger to women's and conscience rights.  President Biden has promised to unify the nation.  But candidate Joe Biden also made campaign promises to the radical wing of his party that would widen our social divides.  Guess which promises are being honored.  Witness the so-called Equality Act, which candidate Biden vowed to make a priority and which is set to be voted on by the House this week.  What's the Equality Act?  And who could be against equality?  Don't let the name fool you.  The act "updates" the law Congress passed primarily to combat racism, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and adds sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes akin to race.  So if you have any reservations about gender ideology — as even many progressives do; just ask J.K. Rowling — you'd now be the legal equivalent of Bull Connor.

Democrats Turn the Thumbscrews to Make Us Suffer.  Everything the Democrat Party does should be seen not from an economic or a political perspective, but one of sin and suffering — the suffering it imposes on us to expiate our imagery sins.  It came to me in a flash of insight when I heard of a now-disgraced bureaucrat ("an undersecretary of climate change" in Massachusetts) who told a gathering of his colleagues that to fight melting ice caps and rising sea levels they would have to "break the will" of ordinary Americans, by "turning the screws" — raising energy costs so high that they would have to "stop emitting."  Admirable candor from a functionary of the state with the soul of a Medieval torturer.  But it goes beyond the need to make us obey.  Progressives believe Americans must be made to atone for our sins (environmental, racial, economic and national) with higher taxes and energy costs, a lower standard of living, crime, open borders, racial humiliation and national dissolution.  It's not a power-grab as much as an attempt to force a sort of secular Calvinism on the nation.

The Democrats' 'Woke' Equality Act:  Another Awful Idea That Would Radically Change America.  In principle, the law bars employment and other discrimination against LGBTQ workers.  In reality, it disenfranchises large swaths of American society, from religious institutions and women's rights groups to small businesses and nonprofits.  Legal legerdemain is key here.  The proposed law erases biologically based sex definitions and protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and replaces them with the phrase "sexual orientation and gender identity," a legal definition so broad as to be almost meaningless.  So if you believe in traditional marriage and sex roles, or don't agree there are 64 different genders (or even 112, as some assert), you now officially and legally become a bigot, for all that implies.

Poll Shows Republicans Care About Issues, Democrats Just Hate Republicans.  A Echelon Insights poll shows that Republican priorities surround the big issues of the day, while Democrat concerns are focused almost solely on hating Republicans. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Republican voters are illegal immigration, lack of support for police, high taxes, left-wing media bias, the moral decline of the country, socialism, Antifa, China, late-term abortion, election fraud, tech censorship, and discrimination against Christians. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Democrat voters are — no joke — Trump supporters, white nationalism, systemic racism, gun violence, healthcare coverage, domestic terror, police brutality, discrimination against the alphabet people, sexism, voter suppression, student debt, and capitalism.

7 Radical Demands In The Equality Act.  House Democrats have passed the radical Equality Act once again, claiming it will merely amend federal civil rights law to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes, even though the Constitution already provides protection for the rights of all American citizens, regardless of their "identity group."  If enacted, however, the Equality Act would have a major impact on children and their parents, potentially upending the culture as American families now know it.  Lawsuits filed against Americans who adhere to the science of biological sex and the First Amendment rights of citizens would now have a federal law backing them up that states gender identity supersedes biological sex.

The Democrats Are Not Governing.  Let's just state this unequivocally right up front:  The Democrats have no interest in governing the country with the aim of enhancing the country's fortunes for the benefit of the entire population.  Instead, the Democrats have two aims and they're quite clear to anyone who is paying even the most casual attention:
  [#1]   Pander to their selected special-interest groups with over-the-top rulings and executive orders for the express purpose of buying their votes and hopefully cementing future electoral victories.
  [#2]   Undo every possible policy put in place by President Trump for the purpose of eradicating any vestige of his presence on the American political scene.
Most of Biden's executive orders accomplish both goals at the same time — they pay debt service to the voting blocs that are key to future Democratic victories, while simultaneously dismantling President Trump's America First accomplishments.

The Biden administration's dangerous and racist BREATHE Act.  I just caught up with Y.G. Nyghtstorm's discussion of the BREATHE Act, the centerpiece of BLM's hard pressure on the American political scene.  It's ostensibly about limiting police brutality, but it actually pushes a comprehensive social agenda.  This agenda will not only be hugely damaging to civil society but it's also terribly racist in its approach to the Black community.  The BREATHE Act, obviously, is a reference to the fact that George Floyd couldn't breathe while in police custody.  The Act ignores the fact that Floyd's problem wasn't that the police suffocated him (they acted in complete accordance with guidelines for dealing with people suffering from drug-induced excited delirium) but that he was rapidly dying from a self-induced fentanyl overdose. [...] Biden has already enacted bits and pieces of the act through executive orders that defund private prisons, try to destroy suburbs with a push for high-density housing, and mandating Critical Race Theory training in the federal government.

A short primer on the importance of our Second Amendment rights.  Joe Biden's had a lot on his plate.  First, he erased America's immigration laws by order government employees not to enforce them.  Then he destroyed the economy by attacking the oil and gas that are essential for modern life.  After that, he sowed some racial discord.  Next, he insulted our only ally in the Middle East while sucking up to "Death to America" Iran.  And that's just the shortlist.  But the people in charge haven't forgotten one of their most important missions:  To destroy the Second Amendment.

Congressional Whack-a-Mole.  The For the People Act is an assault on federalism, instituting voting practices rife with fraud, to include mail-in ballots in all states, turns a blind's eye to harvesting, prohibits the purging of voting rolls containing the deceased and those relocated to other states, and establishes a national voter registration.  One of Biden's first executive orders, EO 13986, reversed Trump's efforts to exclude illegal aliens from the decennial census.  Signed on Inauguration Day, it will impact the submission of the 2020 census count delayed by the pandemic until the end of April, making room for non-citizens to be part of the congressional redistricting formula and concentrating political power in the coastal sanctuary cities and states.  In just a few short weeks, the ruling triumvirate of Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer, have been able to deliver a two-branch legislative broadside on Trump supporters and conservatives by ripping a page out of the COVID playbook.

Democrats Are Waltzing Toward an Easily Avoidable Political Disaster With Their COVID Bill.  At the moment, Democrats in Washington appear to be in danger of sleepwalking their way toward a major policy and public relations debacle.  The problem?  With tax season underway, millions of Americans who lost their jobs thanks to the coronavirus crisis might soon discover that they unexpectedly owe thousands of dollars to the IRS.  Lawmakers could prevent this wave of surprise tax bills by adding a fix to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that's currently moving through Congress.  But so far, efforts to do so seem to be stalling out.  A senior Democratic aide told me that, as of now, he thought the chances legislators would act were "slim to none," and described the failure as "political malpractice."

Group: Biden gun control would 'criminalize' 105M law-abiding people.  As President Biden pivots to the highly charged issue of gun control, key groups are urging him to respect the 105 million law-abiding gun owners and target instead illegal use of firearms.  Today, a growing organization that represents those with permits to carry concealed weapons said that instead of limiting access to guns, the president should nationalize legal permitting and end the patchwork of state regulations that range from tight bans to no restrictions.  "While we can agree that there are several 'common sense' and long overdue changes needed to our nation's gun laws, we firmly believe that the path forward should be focused on supporting and protecting responsible, law-abiding Americans — not criminalizing and punishing them," said a letter to Biden from the U.S. Concealed Carry Association.

If you're worried about ending cash bail, you're fearmongering, Pritzker says.  Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Monday [2/22/2021] a bill that will eliminate cash bail in Illinois, allow for anonymous complaints against police officers in disciplinary hearings and overhaul law enforcement protocols to be more hands off when apprehending suspects.  Some of the material in the 700-page bill passed last month is laudable and worth exploring, as we've said previously.  But it's undeniable that nearly every law enforcement agency and prosecutorial association in the state is ringing alarm bells about the changes, which were shoved through the legislature with little debate in the middle of the night — by design.

8 Things You Must Know About Deeply Flawed COVID-19 Package.  Later this week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider a massive legislative package that is being sold as another relief measure for the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the legislation is stuffed with provisions that have nothing to do with the disease or economic hardship, and in many cases would actually slow the economic rebound and destroy jobs.

Equality Act Expected to Advance in Congress This Week: 'It Treats People of Faith as Second-Class Citizens'.  The Equality Act is expected to advance in Congress this week.  It's a controversial bill designed to overhaul the nation's civil rights laws to include LGBT Americans, but many worry it will trample on the rights of women and people of faith.  Under the Equality Act, disagreement is considered discrimination.  It includes gay marriage, biological males competing in women's sports, and doctors performing procedures — like gender reassignments — that go against their conscience.

Homeland Security plan would effectively abolish ICE.  The Biden administration might not need to abolish ICE.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has floated a plan to reorganize the federal deportation agency to the point where it's not doing much arresting and deporting from inside the country anymore.  Mr. Mayorkas revealed his idea last week in a telephone meeting with agency personnel in Texas, according to several sources familiar with the conversation, who said he proposed taking members of the country's 4,000-strong deportation force off the streets and converting them into criminal investigators.  They would no longer be focused on enforcing laws against illegal presence, which would have the effect of slashing arrests and deportations.

Bishops Whack Biden Over 'Equality Act': Goes Against 'Best Medical Advice' and 'Deeply-Held Moral, Religious Convictions'.  Of all the things Joe Biden congratulates himself about, his support for women's rights, and his Catholic faith are at least in the top five if not the top two spots.  He fancies himself a "devout Catholic," and like all good Democrats, he has railed against the Republican "war on women" for decades.  In both cases, Biden's actions consistently belie his words. [...] It takes neither a staunch conservative nor a proverbial rocket scientist to see that the Equality Act is anything but equal in respect to women and the unborn.  On the contrary, it is perfectly clear that the legislation is specifically, if not solely designed to cater to the LGBTQ community — at the expense of women and unborn children.

How the Biden Administration is Politicizing the Military.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has made it absolutely clear that the U.S. military's top priority is not facing external threats, such as the Chinese or Iran's aggressive strategy in the Middle East or foreign terrorist groups.  Instead, Austin sees the main threat as coming from within the U.S. military.  In his confirmation hearings, Austin said that he would make it his priority to combat racism and extremism in the United States military.  Once confirmed as defense secretary, he ordered a two-month stand-down of the American military in order to examine the problems of extremism among military personnel.  National defense is supposed to be a bipartisan endeavor, yet never before has a defense secretary made such overt moves to politicize the military.  Austin's order to remove all Trump appointees to the 42 Defense Department advisory boards is unprecedented and downright stupid.

The first 30 days of Biden's reign are as bad as we feared.  Within this first month that the cabal has instituted its figurehead, we have seen our worst fears realized and our timid hopes destroyed.  Here is what we now know and have learned in just one short month of what the Progressive Dystopians have done and are planning to do against America and her people.
  •   Biden has despotically enacted more executive orders in his first week of office than Trump, Obama, and W. Bush combined in their first weeks.
  •   The Biden administration has started to count COVID cases differently.  Therefore, the number of COVID cases will be going down dramatically under the new administration.
  •   They have started moving flu deaths back into the flu deaths category, changing this will drop the number of COVID deaths dramatically.
  •   The White House doors are being opened wide for the Muslim Brotherhood while being closed to Israel and Netanyahu.  And now the Biden administration is reaching out to Israel's archenemy, Iran.
  •   We've been instructed that Make America Great Again is racist and xenophobic, but Blame America First is patriotic and noble.
  •   We see that with the thousands of troops deployed in our nation's capital for the foreseeable future, it now looks more like Baghdad or Pyongyang than the City of Washington.  And Progressives are giving no explanation for the continuing militarization of our nation's capital.
  •   With the militarization of Washington, D.C. and the adding of walls, borders, fences, and razor wire, Congress is now living and working in its own gated community.  None of the "unwashed masses" is allowed to enter.  Almost as if they know they really did not win in 2020.

McConnell's Bitter Turtle Soup.  [Scroll down]  With parts of the country on lockdown, schools closed, and a volatile market making Americans justifiably nervous, Democrats and their Republican enablers decided that damaging President Trump (and pre-emptively torpedoing his return in '24) was still their most pressing concern.  That's a pretty sobering admission of just how popular President Trump's policies really are.  Congress is more afraid of him and the transformational change he represents than it is of a hostile China, a worldwide pandemic, a Cold Civil War here in the U.S., or the potential for a complete global economic collapse.  We are so far "through the looking-glass" now that Alice's Wonderland seems more believable.

Biden Declares End to Trump-Style 'America First' Diplomacy.  For anyone looking for evidence that boasts about "America First" — and the need for America to go-it-alone — are over, President Biden's speech to the Munich Security Conference was meant as an opening argument.  "America is back, the trans-Atlantic alliance is back," Mr. Biden declared.  Trying to expunge the last four years without ever once naming his predecessor, Donald J. Trump, Mr. Biden said "we are not looking backward."

Biden reenters Paris climate agreement, reversing Trump without Senate ratification.  President Biden announced Friday [2/19/2021] that the U.S. has officially rejoined the Paris climate agreement, reentering the international accord without Senate ratification a month after signing a directive to reverse the Trump administration's exit.  Mr. Biden made the announcement Friday [2/19/2021] at the Munich Security Conference, which is being held virtually this year, while Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement saying that "the United States officially becomes a Party again today."  "We can no longer delay or do the bare minimum to address climate change.  This is a global existential crisis," Mr. Biden said.  "As of today, the United States is officially once again party to the Paris agreement, which we helped put together."

6 Key Aspects of Biden's Amnesty Bill.  President Joe Biden is promoting an immigration bill that could grant amnesty to up to 20 million illegal immigrants. [...] The Biden White House released an outline of the amnesty legislation on his first day in office.  In what could be a deal-killer for gaining any Republican support, the legislation doesn't include proposals for increased border security, according to The Associated Press.  This comes as Biden has rolled back several major border security measures through executive action.

Biden's Massive Amnesty Bill is Here.  Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and a number of other leftist lawmakers on Capitol Hill will officially introduce a massive amnesty bill backed by the White House and President Joe Biden Thursday morning.  The legislation will be known as the "U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021" and rewards at least 11 million people who came to the country illegally.

Our Dire Future Under Biden.  The Biden administration seems hell bent on reversing every Trump administration policy, even those policies that were quite successful.  On illegal immigration, which the Trump team managed to reduce significantly, team Biden seeks to make illegal entry easier and its legal consequences less of a deterrent.  This will almost assuredly result in a significant influx of the unskilled, themselves infiltrated by gang members, cartel mules, parentless children, and perhaps even foreign terrorists.  Where the Trump administration managed to achieve energy independence, team Biden has now halted drilling on federal lands and offshore and has killed the Keystone pipeline — which won't reduce the supply of oil coming into the U.S. but will require it to be transported via carbon-emitting trucks and trains.  Insane!  With respect to the climate, which saw carbon emissions decrease during the Trump years, team Biden has rejoined the Paris accord, which will have no effect on the world's major polluters but will impose needless costs on Americans.  (And why, if team Biden is really concerned with greenhouse gases, does it not push for nuclear power, which is clean and less an eyesore than wind farms and acres of solar panels?)

Democrats Are Trying to Ruin the Military.  One of the things I remember hearing Rush Limbaugh say repeatedly back in the day was that the point of the United States military was to "kill people and break things."  The beauty of that statement was that it was simple, to the point, and undeniably true.  If I remember correctly, this was during the Clinton years when the left started meddling with the mission of the military to incorporate their social agenda.  That push was just getting off the ground in the '90s, and now Joe Biden is giving it wings.  Where it goes from here is disturbing and detrimental to the very purpose of the military itself.  The U.S. military is the ultimate meritocracy, or at least it used to be.  It didn't used to matter what color your skin was, your rank, your job and how well you did it was all that mattered.  Thanks to Democrats and their obsession with, and weaponization of, race in the country, skin color will be all that matters soon.  The U.S. Navy formed something called "Task Force One Navy" last June, as the left-wing social agenda crept even under Republican presidents.  Last week, they issued their report on making the Navy more "inclusive" by treating people differently based on their skin color.

Our Military's SJW-Driven Abandonment of Warfighting Is Going to Get Troops Killed.  It gives me no pleasure to say that I no longer recommend that young people join the military, and I'm not alone.  The non-Blue Falcon veteran community is in full revolt against the conscious decision to decline embraced by our current military leadership.  After failing to win a war in the last 20 years — and don't say Syria, because the second President * woke up in the Oval Office wondering how he got there, more of our troops were heading back into the hellscape for reasons no one has bothered to articulate — the military has decided to target an easier enemy, i.e., other Americans.  See, the problem with me and the other vets who are disgusted by the brass's choice to focus on SJW priorities instead of, you know, successfully deterring or defeating America's enemies, is that we actually listened to what we were taught when we were coming up.  Most of us were trained by the heroes who put the shattered American military together after the Democrat war in Vietnam broke it.  We learned about leadership, about putting mission first but taking care of people always, and about objectives and how to attain them.  None of that's a thing anymore.

Impeachment was a diversion from 52 action.  While Democrats and their RINO servants beclowned themselves with the impeachment, the deep staters made out like the bandits they are.  They wrote and Chairman Xiden took 52 executive actions that change the nature of the nation without much scrutiny.  Rare are the Republican court challenges to these actions regardless of the harm they do to the nation.  Market Watch to its credit listed and linked them.  Let us review. [...]

All of President Biden's key executive orders — in one chart.  President Joe Biden has made aggressive use of executive orders since being sworn in on Jan. 20, acting without Congress on issues across the spectrum even as he calls on lawmakers to work with him on giving more aid to Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.  Biden's orders to date affect health care the energy sector, prison stocks and other areas.  Below is a table showing orders that he signed on his first day in office, as well as other executive actions that have followed or are expected.  [Chart]

Forget ANTIFA, Biden Says "White Supremacy" Is The Biggest Domestic Terror Threat.  On Tuesday night [2/16/2021], Joe Biden not only said that white supremacy is the "greatest domestic terror" threat in the US, but he blamed military vets and former police officers for it's "growth".  Biden's incredible remarks came in response to one of the carefully selected questions during the event that served as an infomercial for far-left radicalism on CNN.  The nation's 46th president, whose calls for "unity" are little more than hot air, cast an aura of distrust over the veterans and law enforcement by asserting that they were a driving force behind the "white supremacist" growth in America.

Transformation, Biden, And The Left.  During Joe Biden's campaign for president, he said he was going to transform the country.  Was it clear what he meant by that?  The mainstream media presented Biden as a moderate.  However, moderates are not usually in the business of transforming.  So, it would have been wise to ask the candidate what he meant.  Was Biden's promised transformation merely a reprise of Obama's change slogan?  Was he just planning to roll back Trumpism and return to the Democrat priorities of the Obama years — healthcare, education, immigration, and the environment?  Or... was he going to pack the court, pursue a Green New Deal, enact reparations for slavery, and abolish fracking, as conservative pundits warned?

Food Shortages Guaranteed Under Biden Regime.  Sealed up inside of his White House fortress, surrounded by a ring of steel and thousands of National Guardsmen, U.S. President Joe Biden has been busy signing off on a raft of executive orders without the nuisance of democratic debate and congressional prattling.  One of those presidential actions envisions the conservation of 30 percent of the nation's lands and waters over the next decade.  Where will all of that protected land come from?  Perhaps from Bill Gates, who now owns the deed to most of the farmland in the nation?  Doubtful.  The answer is from small, independent farmers, whose agricultural activities, the Democrats say, are responsible for 10 percent of the manmade greenhouse emissions purportedly frying up the planet.  While occupying the previously unknown 'Office of the President-Elect', the Democratic leader said he would pay U.S. farmers to "put their land in conservation" and live without their 'cash crops.'  How much the tillers of the soil will receive has not been disclosed, nor if this program will be enforced upon farmers against their will.

Delusional or Deliberate?  The great leftist disconnect from reality.  Jen Psaki, who serves as Joe Biden's Press Secretary, is an excellent choice in many ways.  She's comfortable appearing uninformed and unintelligent before the media.  She knows that they won't call her out and apparently doesn't care what the American people think.  On Tuesday, she offered a perfect example of that latter point.  Psaki is hosting weekly video briefings during which she answers questions people have submitted via Twitter.  At one minute and 21 seconds into the video below, Psaki reads out the question:  "What is President Biden doing for my small business?" [...] The lockdowns have decimated businesses in every Democrat-run state.  Considering how important small businesses are to the economy, this is a deeply serious issue.  So what's Psaki's choice for the most important thing — the "first and foremost" thing — that Biden has done for small businesses?  "He nominated a woman to lead the Small Business Administration": [...] And what else did Biden do for small businesses?  He signed a race-based executive order making money available only for minorities.  This is a woman disconnected from reality, working for an administration that's equally disconnected.  [Video clip]

Woke Politics: The Democrats' Plan for a Permanent Majority.  The Democrats are pursuing a multi-prong strategy to cement a permanent majority.  To accomplish the goal requires upending the constitutional design.  Until the scope of this effort is seen in its entirety, it can proceed in the shadows.  It has six astonishing elements:
  [#1]   Enable Congress to determine who can run for President,
  [#2]   Eliminate the Electoral College without amending the Constitution,
  [#3]   Override the states' constitutionally mandated authority to determine presidential election rules,
  [#4]   Grant statehood to the District of Columbia by statute,
  [#5]   Rewrite the First Amendment to limit political speech, and
  [#6]   Enable open border immigration through executive agreement instead of Congressional action.
Taken together, the program represents a comprehensive challenge to representative democracy.  It deserves to be understood and debated front and center.

Biden accused Trump of ignoring Haiti.  As turmoil deepens, will he change US policy?  As Haiti descended into violent anti-government street clashes last fall, then-U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, fresh off a campaign visit to Little Haiti, took to Twitter to slam Donald Trump.  "The Trump Administration is abandoning the Haitian people while the country's political crisis is paralyzing that nation," Biden wrote.  "As president, I would press for dialogue to prevent further violence and instability."  Now as Haiti's political turmoil deepens, the nation's crisis is quickly becoming one of his administration's first foreign policy tests.  There are worrying signs that President Jovenel Moïse is becoming Latin America and the Caribbean's newest strongman.  He has been ruling by decree for over a year after dismissing most of the legislature and issued a number of executive orders strengthening his powers as president.  Opponents say his term expired on Feb. 7.  He disagrees.

Impeachmenticide.  Small wonder the Orange Man laughs in their faces.  Democrats have diminished themselves.  The impeachment turned a hollow victory in November into a humiliation.  Because once in power, what did they do?  Did they order the nation's economy to re-open?  Did they pass a corona virus relief package?  Did they work with Republicans on a new immigration law or anything else?  No, no, no.  Democrats did not do anything like that.  The first thing Democrats did once the election was certified was to impeach Donald John Trump, even though his term expired on January 20.

It is a waste of time and money (and it's self-defeating) to set up a White House office to combat political polarization.
Biden Resurrects Faith-Based White House Office To Combat Racism, Political Polarization.  President Joe Biden on Sunday [2/14/2021] ordered the recreation of a White House office intended to promote partnerships between religious and secular groups to address several key issues.  The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will seek to address the coronavirus pandemic, combat systemic racism, increase opportunity, advance global humanitarian work and strengthen pluralism, according to Biden's executive order.  "As our country grapples with a global pandemic, a severe economic downturn, the scourge of systemic racism, an escalating climate crisis and profound polarization, President Biden knows that civil society partnerships are essential to meeting such challenges," the White House said in a statement Sunday [2/14/2021].  The White House added that the office "will not prefer one faith over another or favor religious over secular organizations."

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[#1] How will religious groups fight the coronavirus?  Aren't the Democrats the same people who make fun of faith healing?  [#2] The White House wants to "combat systemic racism."  It is a safe bet that the people chosen by the White House to do this will include people of all descriptions — other than heterosexual white males.  [#3] The White House wants to "increase opportunity."  What does that even mean?  [#4] There is no "escalating climate crisis."  In fact, there is no climate crisis at all.  The climate today is indistinguishable from the climate of 100 years ago.  The climate does change, but at a rate so gradual that you'd never notice a lifetime of changes if they happened overnight.

Biden Takes 'Death to America' Terrorists Off Terror List, Replaces Them With Republicans.  Democrats say Muslim terrorists aren't terrorists, but their political opponents are.  The Biden administration responded to protests against its stolen election by embedding a domestic extremism office into the National Security Council.  The man in charge of making it happen, Joshua Geltzer, had previously denied that Black Lives Matter was a terrorist threat and had attacked the Trump administration's response to Antifa and BLM violence in Portland.  That means that the only domestic extremists the NSC will be fighting are Republicans.  Even while the Biden administration is preparing to double down on Obama's abuse of the national security state to target his political opponents, it's also giving real terrorists a pass.

Biden Urges Congress To Pass Strict New Gun Control Laws.  On Sunday [2/14/2021], former Vice President Joe Biden took a big step forward in the push to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights.  In a statement designed to coincide with the third anniversary of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Biden called for the Democrat-controlled Congress to get cracking to produce legislation that would impose harsh new restrictions on ownership of firearms.  The official White House statement played heavily on emotions by emphasizing the suffering of the victims' families as well as the tragedy of the promising young lives cut short and promised action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer" before the "next" school shooting.

Has it never been reviewed before?
Biden orders review of U.S. prison at Guantanamo.  President Biden has ordered a review of the future of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba that currently houses about 40 prisoners including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Reuters reported.  Closing the controversial prison, the site of interrogations that critics claimed amounted to torture, was both a campaign promise made by then-candidate Biden and a goal of his former boss, President Obama.  Citing two people familiar with the plans, Reuters said Mr. Biden may sign an executive action within weeks or months signaling his formal desire to close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

Activists push Democrats to give stimulus checks to nine million taxpaying noncitizens.  Democrats face pressure from immigration activists to provide pandemic relief checks to millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States but pay taxes.  Behind the scenes, left-leaning advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations are pushing to get $1,400 checks, including in major pandemic relief legislation not only for the 2.2 million U.S. citizen children who were excluded from the two previous checks but 9.3 million adults who pay billions of dollars in federal taxes.  Altogether, the measure could cost the federal government $13 billion.  The National Immigration Law Center, Church World Services, and Service Employees International Union are leading efforts to whip Senate Democrats into adding language for the checks into the pandemic relief legislative package.

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If you are "illegally residing in the United States," you're lucky you don't get arrested and thrown out.  If you stop paying taxes, your deportation becomes increasingly likely.  If you complain about not getting the perks that your neighbors get, you're only drawing attention to your immigration status.

Jen Psaki can't answer whether Israel and Saudi Arabia are 'important allies'.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave a vague, rambling answer Friday when asked at a briefing to reporters whether the Biden administration considers Saudi Arabia and Israel to be "important allies."  "Can you please just give us a broad sense of what the administration is trying to achieve in the Middle East?" a reporter asked — in follow-up to an earlier question asking why President Biden has yet to call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  "For example," the reporter asked, "does the administration still consider the Saudis and the Israelis important allies?  Rather than saying simply, "Yes," Psaki gave this answer, according to a White House transcript of the late-afternoon briefing. [...]

The World Goes On While America Sleeps.  The Democratically-controlled Senate spends thousands of collective hours conducting an impeachment trial against a president who is no longer president.  The acquittal is predetermined, as in the first impeachment effort a year ago — and known to be so to the Democratic prosecutors.  The constitutionally mandated presiding judge — the chief justice of the United States — refused to show up.  Chief Justice John Roberts apparently believes an impeachment trial of a private citizen is either a waste of time or unconstitutional — or both.  The Democratic House of Representatives is busy ferreting out purportedly extremist Republican members.  For the first time in memory, one party now removes committee members of the other.  Yet for each Republican outlier, there is a corresponding Democratic firebrand member who has either called for violence or voiced anti-Semitic slurs — and yet will not be removed from House committees.

South Dakota Introduces Bill To Allow Nullification Of Any Biden Executive Orders Within Their State.  South Dakota Republicans have introduced a bill that, if passed, would allow the nullification of any executive orders by Joe Biden at state level. [...] House Bill 1194 is "An Act to authorize the review of certain executive orders issued by the President of the United States[.]"  The bill sets each EO for review upon which time the legislature would then determine if they want to seek an exemption or declare it unconstitutional by the Attorney General.

AOC says Biden 'needs' to be pushed on erasing $50,000 in student loan debt: 'We cannot take no for an answer'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday reiterated her push for President Biden to unilaterally cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt, warning that whether or not the White House does so "all comes down to public pressure."  The New York Democrat said progressives need to keep pressing the Biden administration to move further left on the matter after the president indicated he was "unlikely" to use his authority to fully forgive student loan debt for individual borrowers.  "The Biden admin NEEDS to be pushed," Ocasio-Cortez wrote during an Instagram Q&A on Tuesday night.  "They have said they're comfortable with $10K in forgiveness but we NEED at least $50K minimum and there is support for 50K.">/p>

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I was smart enough to out of college before incurring $50,000 in debt, so just send the money directly to me.

The Coming Military Purge.  One of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's first actions after confirmation has been to order a "60 day stand down" to combat extremism.  This follows the widespread and mostly baseless establishment fantasy that "right-wing extremists" and "white supremacists" are running rampant and pose some immediate threat to the country.  The details and definitions will ultimately determine whether this campaign is a sensible one that is in keeping with the Constitution or ends up being a purge of the overwhelmingly conservative ranks of the military.  No reasonable person would object to removing dangerous and disloyal people from the service, but such a limited goal is distinct from punishing those with merely dissenting and idiosyncratic views.  For example, a recent briefing among the Army's Special Forces singled out Pepe the Frog and the Gadsden Flag as signs of extremism.  These popular symbols — one an historical American flag — are widely embraced among the mainstream Right.  Austin's other priorities do  not signal moderation or common sense.  He has ordered the services to allow transgender members to serve and enlist, including the right to "medically-necessary transition-related care."  He has also purged defense advisory boards of hundreds of Trump appointees without regard to their qualifications.

Rebuild Better, But Rebuild What?  President Biden, his administration, and many others in the US and elsewhere are suggesting that modern Western capitalism is so bad that it needs to be dismantled and replaced with something else.  "Rebuild better" they say, which — among other things — suggests a demolition of what we currently have. [...] There are some things that exist in America, today, that are so detrimental to our national freedom and well-being that need to be dismantled, but the free market and constitutional protections of individual liberties, cornerstones of the modern Western capitalism, are not among them.

Six attorneys general send a stern warning to Biden over his radical policies.  So far, Joe Biden's policies are very radical, including the repeal of immigration laws.  Six attorneys general — from Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, Texas and West Virginia — sent a letter to President Joe Biden warning him that many of the executive orders he issued in his first week in office will be challenged on constitutional grounds.  Any actions he takes that might exceed statutory authority, are inconsistent with constitutional law or risk civil liberties could result in legal action, the letter warned.

Girls will be Boys, and Boys will be Girls.  [Biden's] January 20 executive order, "Preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation" means that women's sports are now open to males who "identify" as females, [...] Not only sports, but also restrooms, locker rooms, and any school sports.  If members of the boys' high school soccer team decide to identify as girls, they can join the girls' soccer team and shower with them too.  What could go wrong?  Joe Biden instinctively knows there are biologic differences between boys and girls.  There are multiple photos and videos of Biden inappropriately touching and sniffing girls and women, but not boys or men.  He is disregarding his own executive order by discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

6 Things to Know About Democrats' COVID-19 Package.  The Senate is using the so-called reconciliation process to push through what it calls the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion package that goes well beyond relief for the pandemic.  The details of the legislation haven't been settled, but some on the left flank of the Democrats are pushing for expansive elements of the Green New Deal, universal basic income, and a public option for health insurance.

Our Animal Farm.  Orwell saw that the desire for power stamps out all ideological pretenses.  It creates an untouchable ruling clique central to all totalitarian movements.  Beware, he warns, of the powerful who claim to help the helpless.  Something so far less violent, but no less bizarre and disturbing, now characterizes the American New New Left.  It is completing its final Animal Farm metamorphosis as it finishes its long march through our cultural, economic, and social institutions.  Leftists may talk of revolutionary transformation, but their agenda is to help friends, punish enemies, and to keep and expand power.

You can be paid to reproduce more easily than you can get a job.  Where will that lead?
House Democrats to unveil enhanced $3,000 Child Tax Credit as part of Biden relief package to lift families out of poverty.  House Democrats will propose a bill on Monday that will give families as much as $3,600 per child for a single year as some lawmakers look to make the Child Tax Credit change permanent.  Richard Neal, chairman of the House's Ways and Means Committee, is spearheading the proposed legislation — which seeks to bring millions of children out of poverty, outlets reported.  If the 22-page legislation passes, the IRS would automatically start sending monthly checks of at least $250 to millions of families in July, the Washington Post first reported.

Biden's New "Woke" Military Has A Model In Mao's China.  In the military, "stand down" orders are commands to every unit in the armed forces to temporarily suspend normal operations and hold assemblies in order to address and discuss a specific issue.  In 2013, for instance, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered stand-downs across the globe in order to address sexual assault within the military.  What can we expect this time around?  A relevant comparison is the time Starbucks closed all its stores for one day to hold propaganda workshops on racism.  Because make no mistake:  Propaganda is exactly what will come out of this.  The reporting by the press is precisely backwards.  Austin is not "removing" extremism from the military's ranks.  He is imposing it.  As Revolver recently explained, the U.S. military has changed dramatically in the past few years, and most of the biggest shifts involve the DOD imposing left-wing ideology on the military.  Promotion up the ranks now requires hitting racial diversity quotas.  The new military welcomes with open arms mentally unwell transgender troops, and fast-tracks women into demanding combat roles.

Democratic student loan forgiveness plan primarily benefits top earners.  Sen. Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats have called on President Biden to cancel as much as $50,000 in federal student loans, but economists warned that such proposals primarily benefit those who are already well-off.  Citing a record $1.68 trillion national student loan balance, Democrats on Thursday [2/4/2021] urged Biden to use an executive order to forgive student loans, which Schumer called "a huge anchor on our entire economy."  "There's very little that the president could do with a flick of a pen that would boost our economy more than canceling $50,000 of student loans," Schumer said when he announced the resolution, which would forgive all debts for 36 million people, or roughly 80% of all student loan borrowers, according to CNBC.

Exactly what Obama would do:
Biden Stabs Us All in the Back, Removes Terrorist Designation from Group Whose Motto Means 'Death to America'.  The Biden administration on Friday [2/5/2021] announced that it would no longer designate Yemen's Iran-supported Houthi movement as a terror group, despite the fact the group's slogan calls for the death of Americans and Jews.  The terrorist designation was made just last month by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to NBC News.  It was slated to take effect by the State Department on Jan. 19, the day before President Joe Biden was inaugurated.  The Houthi movement, which is officially called Ansarallah (or Ansar Allah, for "supporters of God"), brags a slogan which reads:  "God is great, death to the U.S., death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam."

Nikki Haley accuses Biden of 'snubbing' Israel and launching 'Obama 2.0' with Iran nuclear deal.  Nikki Haley accused President Joe Biden of "snubbing Israel" and "cozying up to Iran" in an interview with Trey Gowdy on Fox News Wednesday.  She called his approach to Tehran "truly dangerous" for neighboring countries and wondered why he has not contacted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since taking office.  The former U.N. ambassador spoke on "Fox News Primetime" at length concerning Biden being eager to jump back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.  Trump pulled the U.S. out of that deal in 2018 and called it "defective at its core."  "I mean, you look at the fact that they're looking at getting back into the Iran deal ... that means you're going to lift all the sanctions that we put on Iran," Haley stated, appearing truly incredulous at the thought of it.

The Art of the Steal.  For every American, the fallout from Democratic control of the presidency and both Houses is to be slowly dispossessed of their freedom to choose, speak, assemble, bear arms, and to be assured that your children will be given a proper education free of political animus, gender confusion, and allegations of racial privilege.  Putting 52 stars on the flag, overstuffing the Supreme Court, and loading up the voter rolls with illegal aliens will usher in a permanent political class exercising one-party rule.  Apart from a bit of moaning and groaning, there seems little backbone from the Republican political establishment to hold the hill.  As for the working class, COVID has been instructive to the far left on how fearmongering and shaming can bring Americans to heel and condone the theft of their rights and privileges.  For the entire country, the legitimacy of the past presidential election remains an open wound that will not soon heal.  Tens of millions are concerned that Biden was installed, not elected, and that Democrat majority rule will set the stage for an encore in two years' time.  To stir the coals, Nancy Pelosi secured passage of House Resolution 1.  It would extend the use of mail-in ballots to all 50 states, trample federalism underfoot, destroy state's rights to regulate the conduct of their own elections, and codify forthcoming fraud.

When (or If) Comes the Pushback?  The Bush-Clinton-Obama continuum of 24 years (from 1993 through 2015) cemented the bipartisan fusion administrative state.  Trump and his "Make America Great Again" agenda were its pushback.  The counterreaction to the populism of the Trump reset — or Trump himself — is as of yet unsure.  Joe Biden's tenure may mark a return to business as usual of the Bush-Clinton years.  Or more likely, it will accelerate the current hard-left trajectory.  Either way, it seems that Biden is intent on provoking just such a pushback by his record number of early and often radical executive orders — a tactic candidate Biden condemned.  On almost every issue — open borders, blanket amnesties, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, promoting the Green New Deal, and hard-left appointees — Biden is touting positions that likely do not earn 50 percent public support.

Biden's defense secretary Lloyd Austin will [...] 'address white nationalism and extremism in the ranks'.  The U.S. military on Wednesday [2/3/2021] acknowledged it was unsure about how to address white nationalism and other extremism in its ranks, and announced plans for military-wide stand-downs pausing regular activity at some point in the next 60 days to tackle the issue.  The decision to a hold a stand-down was made by Lloyd Austin, who made history by becoming the military's first Black defense secretary after a long career rising in the ranks of the Army.  In his confirmation hearing, Austin underscored the need to rid the military of 'racists and extremists'.

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Aren't those individuals detected and filtered out as soon as they enlist?

Secretary of Defense orders all military to pause and review handling of extremism in ranks.  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a staggered pause of operations across the entire US military so commanders can have "needed discussions" with service members about the issue of extremism over the next 60 days, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby announced on Wednesday [2/3/2021].  Austin hopes the pause, known as a stand down, will accomplish two things — he wants leaders of each branch to be able to communicate their expectations of how their troops should behave, and leaders to "gain insight" from members on the "scope of the problem from their view," Kirby said.

Schumer, Democratic lawmakers to push for $50,000 in student loan forgiveness.  Sen. Chuck Schumer has some unlikely sidekicks when it comes to student loan forgiveness.  The Senate Majority Leader Thursday [2/4/2021] joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and several of the most progressive Democratic lawmakers in calling for the cancellation of $50,000 in student debt.  “We are here to take a huge burden off so many people,” Schumer said.  “College should be a ladder up (not) an anchor down.”  Newly minted Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), who represents Westchester, appeared to support the push along with members of the so-called Squad of progressive women lawmakers.

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How are any of those people considered "unlikely sidekicks?"

Biden's Pentagon makes effects of climate change central to military planning.  Rising sea levels on both coasts threaten key U.S. military installations.  Famines, droughts and wildfires abroad disrupt volatile societies and could spark wars that draw in U.S. forces and put American lives in danger.  In the Arctic, melting sea ice could open a theater for conflict between the U.S. and Russia, and military planners say the targeting of an enemy's energy or water supply will be an increasingly effective battle tactic.  Across the armed forces, climate change and its ripple effects are taking center stage in the Biden administration's Pentagon.  The military's climate change mitigation efforts certainly did not stop during the Trump administration, but the issue was pushed to the political back burner.  Top leadership in the Defense Department rarely spoke out on environmental matters despite mounting concerns behind the scenes that it remain a top priority.

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[#1] Public opinion polls show that global warming is nobody's "top priority."  It is a mysterious yet urgent excuse for the government to spend unlimited amounts of money (in whatever manner benefits the lobbyists the most).  [#2] It isn't Biden's Pentagon.  Biden doesn't own the government, he's just the General Manager, and not for long:  Harris is literally standing by, waiting to take over.  [#3] There is no extraordinary global warming or cooling, and if there is, it is primarily caused by the variable output power of the sun.  Neither global warming, nor any other kind of bad weather, is a problem for a well-prepared military force.  [#4] If the weather is one degree warmer or cooler (on average) than it was 50 years ago, nobody cares.  Global warming is a non-issue.  In the absence of news media sensationalism, you'd never even know about it.  It's certainly not a valid reason to spend tax money on "solutions," because there are no solutions that are likely to do more good than harm.

Former CBP Head:  Biden Has Decimated Border Protections With 'Stroke Of A Pen'.  Former Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan slammed the Biden administration Tuesday [2/2/2021] for undoing significant border protections put into place by President Trump.  Morgan first took aim at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for trashing Trump's efforts to secure the border, and attributing the infamous Obama/Biden 'kids in cages' and family separation policy to Trump.  After Psaki had spoken, calling Trump's border policies "horrific", Morgan stated that "There isn't enough time to address all the spin and misinformation that the Press Secretary just sent out."  Morgan outlined that agencies within the Trump administration have been "working tirelessly" to reunite families separated at the border.

Supreme Court cancels arguments on Trump's border wall, 'remain in Mexico' policy.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday [2/3/2021] canceled courtroom arguments scheduled for the next few weeks over two aspects of former President Donald Trump's immigration policy — a reflection of the new administration's reversal on both issues.  The court granted the Justice Department's request to remove two Trump administration appeals of lower court rulings from the argument calendar, one being against the use of Pentagon money to build the southern border wall and the other against making immigrants wait in Mexico instead of the U.S.  Stopping the wall project was among the first steps President Joe Biden took after he was sworn into office.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Chasing the Dragon.  On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden signed a massive executive order that, among other things, killed the Keystone XL pipeline project.  Buried in that same order were two short sentences that will allow the Chinese government to get into the American electrical grid. [...] Bulk-power systems refer to everything from electric power substations, transformers, high-voltage power lines, capacitors, and other equipment necessary to move electrical power from plants where it is produced to end users, whether for civilian, government, or military use.  These systems are, of course, highly computerized and the Trump administration's goal was to prevent the Chinese, America's greatest geo-political and economic rival, from having their hands in it.  Biden's order strips that protection with the stroke of a pen.  The killing of the Keystone XL project got all the attention. [...] When the Trump order was issued, there were fears that depending on electrical system transformers and other power-moving equipment made in countries hostile to the U.S. would create vulnerabilities to cyber-attack.

Biden Wants to Kill 80 Percent of America's Energy.  For millennials, supporting green energy is cool and even virtuous.  It's a popular and costless way to save the planet — until the power doesn't flow through the grid.  Then the laptops, hairdryers, Netflix shows, computer games and iPhones run out of juice.  That may happen one of these days — and in the not-too-distant future (just ask Californians about blackouts), when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.  Which brings me to President Joe Biden's take-no-prisoners approach to energy.  The goals:  kill fossil fuels; stop the building of pipelines; enter international treaties that outlaw fossil fuel use; end drilling on federal lands; strangle the oil and gas industries with regulatory assaults.  And then throw billions and perhaps trillions of tax dollars at wind and solar farms.  So, let's go back to the question I ask students:  How much of our energy needs today are met with fossil fuels — the so-called dirty energy?

Could Democrats pack a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants into a COVID-19 aid bill?  House Democrats want the next round of coronavirus aid to include citizenship for 5 million illegal immigrants who are considered to be among the pandemic's "essential" workforce.  A group of 100 House Democrats sent their leadership a request to include the language in a budget resolution that would pave the way for the Senate to use a tactic called reconciliation to pass the bill with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60 votes.

The 'Tells' of the Deep State Poker Players.  [Scroll down]  In whatever indirect way the American people speak, they have spoken:  no more increases in government spending.  But our Democratic friends propose to spend trillions on climate change and on Medicare for All, and I know not what else.  And that is after all the massive spending on COVID stimulus.  Ain't gonna fly, and that is the meaning, I think, of all the Biden executive orders.  Biden's handlers are throwing everything at the wall, hoping something will stick.  I doubt it.  The problem is that USG is facing the fact of Chantrill's Law:  "government programs cannot work because you can never reform them."  Pensions?  Health care?  The only thing our leaders have done recently is try to squeeze in more free stuff with ObamaCare and add stealth income taxes to Medicare.  Education?  But our teachers don't feel safe!

Joe Biden is jamming Western Dem governors with his oil-and-gas crackdown.  President Biden has united Republicans with his oil-and-gas crackdown — they're against it — but his aggressive orders have created a bind for Democratic governors in states feeling the heat over his drilling freeze on federal lands and waters.  In Colorado, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis praised Mr. Biden as "a president that believes in science" and "cleaner energy" while making it clear that the moratorium on new oil-and-gas leases on federal lands and waters signed Wednesday cannot last forever.  "We will also work closely with the Biden administration as they begin a program-wide review of energy development policy on public lands to ensure that it works for Colorado," said Mr. Polis.  "And as long as the review is completed expeditiously we don't expect an economic impact in the short-term with current market factors and the many existing unused leases and permits."

A Tsunami of Hate.  [Scroll down]  The claim that "systemic racism touches every facet of American life" is itself a racist lie, whose evident target is white people, since according to the woke, "people of color" can't be racist.  Not surprisingly, one of Biden's first week initiatives was a systemically racist plan to provide financial assistance to small businesses whose owners were black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American.  Only whites were excluded.  But Asian Americans as an ethnic group have higher incomes than white Americans.  So what rationale for this policy is there but anti-white racism?

The Enemy Is Us.  So now we have an illegitimate President of these United States (IPOTUS) who is signing Executive Orders left and right.  From what I can see, the vast majority of them either favor other nations over these United States or are feel good missives that bring other sorts of harm.  One example is the IPOTUS Executive Order requiring the Armed Services to accept and retain disordered folks who believe their sex is different than their issued equipment indicates.  I'm sure that will give Putin and Xi pause as they contemplate their next moves against U.S. interests.  The majority of Americans didn't vote for any of this.  This is the work of a small, but extremely vocal part of the Democrat Party, albeit one that is growing in size.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken Orders LGBT Flags Flown at U.S. Embassies, Will Name Special Envoy for Gay Rights.  LGBT activists are cheering Secretary of State Antony Blinken's announcement that he will reverse an order from President Donald Trump and put up "pride" flags at U.S. Embassies around the world. [...] Blinken claimed violence against that demographic increased while Trump was in office.  "We've seen violence directed against LGBTQI people around the world increase," Blinken said.  "And so, I think the United States playing the role that it should be playing in standing up for and defending the rights of LGBTQI people is something that the department is going to take on and take on immediately.  Raising the pride flag is one way to outright show LGBTQ solidarity."

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[#1] Apparently "LGBTQI" is a singular six-phase demographic.  [#2] Even if "violence against that demographic increased while Trump was in office," that doesn't mean Trump or anyone connected with him had any connection to the violence.  The simple fact is that all sorts of violence — from the left — increased while Trump was in office.  [#3] Putting up a rainbow flag isn't going to protect anyone from violence.  Nor will it attract voters in the next (rigged) election.

Biden's policies and actions are all about putting Americans last.  President Biden was very busy his first week in office:  eliminating jobs, angering a friendly border nation, appeasing enemies, threatening any and all domestic opposition, reattaching his nation to a ridiculous "climate accord," ensuring men can play women's sports and use their locker rooms and bathrooms, and otherwise attempting to inflict as much harm on the nation he leads as humanly possible in such a short time span.  Biden let Dr. Anthony Fauci make the announcement that his administration is ending the Trump administration's Mexico City policy agreement and will thereby once again commit the U.S. to begin using federal tax dollars, more commonly known as American taxpayer's money, to pay for abortions in foreign countries.

Payday for anchor babies:
Democrats Recruiting [RINO] Senators for Amnesty Deal.  Democrat senators are trying to recruit Republican senators into business-backed amnesty deals, despite the public's demand for pro-American migration policies.  Their targets include Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Rick Scott (R-FL).   The Hill reported Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the leading Democrat advocate for greater migration, working with Graham to draft a bill that would provide citizenship and work approval to younger migrants who were brought into the United States by their illegal-migrant parents.

Schumer: We Have to Address Issues Like D.C. Statehood, Automatic Voter Registration.  On Saturday's broadcast of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Democrats must tackle issues like "improving our democracy.  Making D.C. a state, automatic voter registration," and vowed Democrats will get "big, bold change" "no matter what."  [Video clip]

Biden's COVID-19 Bill Costs More Than Entire 1981 Federal Government.  The $1.9 trillion relief bill that President Joe Biden wants Congress to pass now as his response to the COVID-19 pandemic would cost Americans more than the entire federal government cost in fiscal 1981.  That year, according to the historical budget numbers that Biden's own Office of Management and Budget has published on the White House website, the federal government spent approximately $678,241,000,000.  When that is adjusted for inflation from September 1981 dollars into December 2020 dollars (using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator), it equals $1.895 trillion.  Last March, President Donald Trump signed a $2.3 trillion spending law to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  In December, Trump signed another spending law that included $900 billion targeted toward COVID-19 relief.  Now Biden wants to spend another $1.9 trillion.

Certain Truths Won't Be 'Imposed' by Biden, a 'Devout Catholic'.  President Joe Biden and his press secretary, Jen Psaki, have assured us he is a "devout Catholic" who "attends church regularly."   The question is not new but should be asked again and a credible answer demanded.  How can one be devout about one's faith and not comport with Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church? [...] Many Catholic leaders have criticized him for his stand on abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgender equality.  Biden has added to his pro-choice stand a reversal on federal funding of abortion, which he long opposed until the 2020 presidential campaign.

Funny how the party that claims to be for the little guy always supports the billionaires.  [Scroll down]  I have never seen anyone as dangerous in the White House as Joe Biden in his first nine days as he signs executive order after executive order, some 40 now at last count.  He has stacked his cabinet with radical leftists pushing the green agenda to destroy America.  He sends out John Kerry, with multiple mansions, a yacht and a private jet, to tell the public that is good for them that he is destroying their jobs.  After all, he drove a Tesla from Massachusetts to D.C.  On Fox News, I heard left-wing Juan Williams say he didn't really care about Kerry's or anyone else's lifestyle, even as they are dictating how all of us should live our lives.  [...] And no matter how often all these supposedly smart cabinet members, as well as Biden himself, his vice president, Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others repeat that we have to get rid of oil and coal to control temperatures and the climate, not one sock puppet at the Washington Post or any other journalist, including at Fox, ask for scientific evidence to support their theory and destructive policies.  There is no scientific evidence, so they never ask.  They just go along.

One week in, Biden administration shows its exquisite cruelty.  [Scroll down]  So along with Biden's dictatorial executive orders comes Schumer's plan to further constrain our freedoms due to the "climate emergency."  But there is no climate emergency.  It's just another hoax, a fear-mongering ruse to create a global government.  The planet has survived all manner of climate changes.  We humans can no more affect the climate here than we can on Mars.  And even if we could, we are not responsible for the irresponsibility of nations like China and India re: filthy air.  The Paris Climate Accord is only about making U.S. taxpayers pay billions of dollars to those nations to equalize the quality of life on the planet.  Not a single prediction of the Gorist climate alarmists has come true.  Snow still falls from the sky; there are no more hurricanes than normal; polar bears are alive and thriving; droughts occur here and there as they have throughout the millennia.  But the Biden administration is going to use climate alarmism to continue restricting the American population from living their lives.  President Trump energized our economy, made us energy independent.  Biden has in the span of a week tanked it in order to make us dependent on Saudi Arabia again.  He is about to ban coal-mining, too.  What will happen to those miners?

Joe Biden kicks off so-called progressive package with decades-old policies.  Joe Biden tried to appeal to progressives by promising sweeping reforms, but the policies he advocated for have been in place for decades with little to no success.  On Tuesday [1/26/2021], Biden kicked off his racial equity package by calling attention to so-called systemic racism.  He claimed it's become ingrained in American institutions.  "I made it very clear that the moment had arrived as a nation where we face deep racial inequities in America," Biden said.  "Systemic racism that has plagued our nation for far, far too long."  He assured the public that he has ordered the federal government to help fix this.  "I issued, among the first days, my whole-of-government executive order that will — for the first time — advance equity for all throughout our federal policies and institutions," Biden stated.

How will anyone know when their mission is accomplished?
Biden Executive Order Creates 'Civilian Climate Corps' to Fight Climate Change.  President Joe Biden plans to create a New Deal-style "Civilian Climate Corps" to mobilize "a new, diverse generation of patriotic Americans" for the battle against climate change.  On Wednesday [1/27/2021], Biden unveiled a flurry of executive actions his administration planned to undertake to "tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad."  The president, who campaigned for the White House last year on a platform "environmental justice," argued the actions were necessary if the United States had any hopes of leading a "global response" to the climate crisis.

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[#1] Nobody is going to "tackle the climate crisis ... abroad" because no other country sees the weather as a crisis, and no other country is going to let U.S. civilians tell them how to run their country.  [#2] There is no climate crisis.  [#3] Even so, the Civilian Climate Corps will exist forever, just like the organizations that say they're struggling to find a cure for cancer.  Government agencies do not come and go.  They are created to be permanent.

Biden's Worst Executive Order Went Almost Entirely Unnoticed.  The order also seems harmless enough, going by the seemingly innocent title "Modernizing Regulatory Review."  Except this order isn't about modernizing regulations.  It's about unleashing the regulatory state with a ferocity never before seen in this country.  Biden's order — which didn't get released to the press until late in the evening of his first day — aims to effectively toss the cost-benefit analysis that for many decades has served as at least a modest brake on the ambitions of regulators.  In the past, regulations where the cost of compliance far exceeded the benefits could be stymied by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.  Biden wants the review process instead to be "a tool to affirmatively promote regulations" and "to ensure swift and effective federal action" on everything from the pandemic, to the economy, to racial inequality, to the "undeniable reality and accelerating threat of climate change."  In other words ... everything.

The Editor says...
There is no extraordinary climate change.  The climate changes constantly, but the changes are so gradual that nobody (except the news media) notices.  It may be an "undeniable reality," technically, but it is of little or no consequence, it is not "accelerating" and it is not a threat to this country more than any other.  Just like the Coronavirus, the global warming "threat" is an excuse to tax and regulate almost everything.

[Dispense] With Unity.  Joe Biden has already rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement.  He has rejoined the World Health Organization.  He has suspended federal oil and gas permitting and canceled the Keystone XL pipeline.  He has stopped work on the border wall, suspended deportations for 100 days, and announced his intention of a path to legalization (i.e., a path to ballooning the Democratic Party's voter rolls) for millions of illegals in the country.  He signed a mandate requiring masks on federal land.  He signed a bizarre executive order forcing schools to accept biological men on women's sports teams.  He reversed Trump's ban on Chinese involvement in the U.S. power grid.  And he also reversed Trump's order mandating lower prices for insulin and epinephrine pens.  Biden will also be raising your taxes — but that takes time.  Everything above is just executive action.  Imagine how great it will be once the Democratic House and Senate start pumping out unopposed legislation.

Critics say plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is an insult to her legacy.  This week, the Biden administration announced that it would resume efforts to put the image of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, a move first championed by the Obama administration in 2016.  Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday [1/25/2021] that the Treasury Department is "exploring ways to speed up" the process to ensure the 19th century freedom fighter is recognized.  "It's important that our notes, our money — if people don't know what a note is — reflect the history and diversity of our country," Psaki said during a White House press briefing.  "Harriet Tubman's image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that."

Biden administration reestablishes diplomatic ties with Palestinian Authority.  The Biden administration announced on Tuesday [1/26/2021] that they would be restoring diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority, Times of Israel reports.  As part of this reestablishment of relations, the United States will be restoring diplomatic aid to the Palestinian authority, a move which has been heavily criticized by pro-Israel groups.  Critics of the decision warn that US diplomatic aid may go towards the Palestinian policy of "pay-for-slay," whereby the Palestinian Authority pays the families of terrorists who murder Israeli civilians.

Following Biden's Lead, Schumer Plans Bypass of GOP to Enact Progressive Agenda.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) is following President Joe Biden's unilateral lead, pushing forward with plans to enact a host of progressive policy goals without GOP votes.  Days after Biden issued a historic 17 executive orders on his first day in office, Schumer urged the president to declare a national climate emergency, saying the move would authorize Biden to do "many, many things under the emergency powers of the president ... that he could do without legislation."  Schumer also joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to encourage Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt via executive order.  In a Tuesday campaign email announcing their partnership on the issue, Warren said Biden could impose the policy "without waiting for Congress."  Should Biden need to rely on lawmakers to pass his agenda, however, Schumer could still sidestep Republicans through reconciliation, a budget rule that would allow Democrats to pass certain legislation with just 51 votes.

The left's fake Senate majority.  The left wing of the Democratic Party has a plan, and it goes like this:  With the party controlling both houses of Congress along with the presidency, Democrats in the Senate need to vote as a bloc (with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the winning 51st vote) to eliminate the filibuster, the parliamentary procedure that enables the minority party (in this case, the GOP) to require 60 votes to advance most forms of legislation.  With this accomplished, the Democrats should then ram through a long list of policies, ranging from additional trillions of dollars' worth of pandemic relief to various institutional reforms that will enhance the party's electoral prospects going forward.  That's the plan, but it's already falling to pieces.  That's because former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded as a condition of reaching a power-sharing agreement with Democrats that the new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promise to keep the filibuster in place.

[Devout Catholic] Biden Signs Executive Order Allowing the U.S. to Fund Global Abortions.  President Biden signed an executive order Thursday afternoon reversing the Mexico City policy, permitting U.S. aid money once again to fund groups that provide or promote abortion around the globe.  The policy was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in an effort to ensure that taxpayers were not required to indirectly fund abortion procedures performed in other countries.  The policy has been undone via executive order by every subsequent Democratic administration and reinstated by each Republican one.

Biden to Lift Ban on US Funding for Foreign Pro-Abortion Nonprofits.  President Joe Biden signed a presidential memorandum on Jan. 28 rescinding the ban on U.S. funding for international nonprofits that provide counseling or referrals for abortion.  President Donald Trump reinstated and expanded the ban, known as the Mexico City Policy, during his first days in office in 2017.  It was previously rescinded by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.  The policy was first announced in 1984 during the Reagan administration and has been rescinded and reinstated along party lines since.  The policy requires non-governmental organizations to certify that they will not "perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning" in order to receive U.S. taxpayer money for global health initiatives.  White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki, when asked if Biden would take this and other pro-abortion steps, responded that the president is a "devout Catholic."  "Across the country and around the world, people — particularly women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and those with low incomes — have been denied access to reproductive health care," the White House press release announcing the rescission of the Mexico City Policy states.

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[#1] Why do homosexuals care about access to abortion services?  [#2] People with low incomes are "denied access" to all kinds of things that cost money.  By now, they should be used to it.  [#3] "Joe Biden is a devout Catholic" is not the answer to every question.  It isn't even true.

Biden Plots Sneak Attack Against U.S. Firearms Industry.  Joe Biden has unveiled his agenda for his first 100 days in the White House, and his list includes an initiative aimed at nothing less than the destruction of the U.S. firearms industry.  This is what would happen if Biden succeeds in his pledge to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.  Imagine if firearm manufactures and sellers — even those who strictly followed the laws enacted to regulate their industry — faced potential civil liability every time a criminal misused a firearm.  The affect would be similar to holding automobile makers and dealers responsible for injuries caused by drunk drivers.  No business, no matter how conscientious and law-abiding, could ever survive being liable for the acts of millions of random people over whom it had no control.

Biden Refocusing National Security Around Climate Change — Here's What His Latest Executive Orders Do.  President Joe Biden will sign a series of new executive orders Wednesday [1/27/2021] that will formally place a new national security focus on climate change and promote scientists' work on the subject, the White House announced Wednesday morning.  "President Biden set ambitious goals that will ensure America and the world can meet the urgent demands of the climate crisis, while empowering American workers and businesses to lead a clean energy revolution that achieves a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and puts the United States on an irreversible path to a net-zero economy by 2050," the official release from the White House reads.

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Neither the U.S. nor any other country will achieve "a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035."  [#1] Carbon dioxide is not carbon, not is CO2 a pollutant; therefore, the emission of carbon dioxide is not "carbon pollution."  [#2] There is nothing to be gained by curtailing the production of carbon dioxide in the U.S. if India and China don't follow suit.  [#3] If the purpose of "carbon-free energy" is the avoidance of global warming, congratulations!  That fight is already over.  There is no extraordinary global warming, and even if there is, it can't be stopped, and it doesn't hurt anybody.  The only outcome from this series of executive orders will be high energy prices (on natural gas, gasoline, and electricity) and some kind of carbon dioxide tax, which will be the Socialists' dream:  A tax on everything.  [#4] Another buzzword you may have heard lately is "zero-emissions."  There is no such thing as a power source with zero emissions.

AOC Brags She Helped Design Biden's Job-Killing Energy Agenda.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) bragged about designing President Joe Biden's job-killing energy agenda after an NBC News reporter pointed out the similarities between it and her Green New Deal.  [Tweet]  We can debate numbers another time.  We all know that killing the Keystone XL Pipeline costs jobs.  But we all knew this would happen.

AOC says Biden's $2T climate push sounds just like her 'Green New Deal'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took credit Wednesday for President Biden's newly unveiled $2 trillion set of environmental policies, which include eliminating coal, oil and natural gas as electricity sources by 2035.  "It's almost as if we helped shape the platform," Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wrote in a tweet, followed by a winking face emoji.  The tweet was in response to NBC News reporter Geoff Bennett, who noted the similarities between the Biden's executive orders and Democratic socialist AOC's "Green New Deal" proposal Wednesday [1/27/2021].  "It's striking how much of Biden's climate executive actions reflect major elements of the Green New Deal — tackling climate change while addressing economic/racial injustice — without actually *being the Green New Deal.  Some political sleight of hand," Bennett wrote on the social media platform.

Kerry admits zero emissions in US wouldn't make difference in climate change.  President Biden's climate czar, John Kerry, admitted Wednesday [1/27/2021] that the US reducing its emissions to zero wouldn't make much of a difference in the global climate change fight — before pushing domestic manufacturing of electric cars and solar panels in favor of energy production.  Kerry's remarks were made ahead of Biden's signing of a host of executive actions on Wednesday pushing his $2 trillion Green New Deal-inspired climate agenda.  "He knows Paris alone is not enough," Kerry told reporters at a White House press briefing, referring to Biden re-entering the US in the Paris Climate Agreement in one of his first acts as president.  "Not when almost 90 percent of all of the planet's global emissions come from outside of US borders.  We could go to zero tomorrow and the problem isn't solved," Kerry conceded.

Racial Equity, Equality, and the Bureaucrats' Charter.  Reading one of the first new presidential executive orders — titled "Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government" — was for me a depressing experience. [...] The order begins with the words, "Equal opportunity is the bedrock of American democracy."  This at best is a half-truth depending very much on the meaning attached to the concept of equality of opportunity. [...] In short, the order is a symptom of what Thomas Sowell called "the search for cosmic justice," the demand that existence be made fair in every respect, a search that, if taken seriously, can lead only to a totalitarian hell.  The term "people of color" appears in the order, as if all people who aren't of European descent have something in common transcending all other differences between them.  This is revealing, for the only thing they can possibly have in common is that they are oppressed by those people of European descent from whom they are distinguished.  This isn't only obvious nonsense, but is a deeply racialized view of the world.

Leftists mount #NoHoneymoon campaign to force Biden to enact far-left agenda.  A far-left Democratic group is mounting a "#NoHoneymoon" campaign to hold President Biden's feet to the fire to ensure he backs their socialist-style agenda.  RootsAction, a liberal activist network claiming 1.2 million supporters in the U.S., has enlisted several prominent liberals to its cause, including Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream; Robert Reich, labor secretary in the Clinton administration; and Carmen Yulin Cruz, former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico; among many others.  The leftist pull on Mr. Biden complicates his public calls for unity, as any outreach by his administration to Republicans likely will anger the Democratic Party's liberal faction represented in the #NoHoneymoon movement.

Biden's LGBT Agenda:  Pedophilia Coming Down the Pike?  The Biden regime's January 20 executive order demanding "equal treatment under the law, no matter [one's] gender identity or sexual orientation" is just the first salvo in the next wave pushing "LGBT rights."  The order will soon be backed by federal law, via the pending LGBT "Equality Act."  While many are now warning that the order will destroy girls' and women's sports, its impact is much broader.  The enforcers will be given free rein to transform society in unimaginable ways, given the undefined terms in the order and pending law:  gender identity, sexual orientation, LGBT.  Why has there been no pushback on embedding these sexual-radical concepts in our legal system?  Establishment conservatives have shied away from addressing this issue and denigrate anyone who dares to confront it.

Biden's 'Buy American?' He's Making It Impossible for Anything to Be Made in America.  Newly ensconced President Joe Biden is — with his mad flurry of Executive Orders (EOs) and actions — dramatically ramping up government in one large swath of the economy after another. [...]

Joe Biden set to unveil a 'historic' climate change plan that will block all new federal oil and gas leasing.  Joe Biden is set to announce on Wednesday a radical proposal for tackling climate change, which will emphasize the fact that marginalized communities and ethnic minorities frequently bear the brunt of global warming.  Biden, who rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on the first day of his presidency, will direct agencies across the federal government to invest in minority communities hardest-hit by pollution, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday [1/26/2021].  Two sources told the paper that the president will sign an executive order establishing a White House interagency council on environmental justice.

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Please explain how "ethnic minorities frequently bear the brunt of global warming."  What brunt?  How much global warming has occurred in this century?  What characteristic of ethnic minorities makes them more susceptible to the weather?  Have you ever heard anyone — minority or not — complain that global warming was making his or her life unbearable?  (No, you have not.)

Buyer's Remorse?  Let's Blame the Press.  In his first week in office President Asterisk has done his old boss proud.  In just six days, lunch bucket Joe has signed 36 executive orders and put tens of thousands of jobs at risk.  He's cancelled major construction projects like the Keystone XL pipeline and the border wall — resulting in lost jobs for the very unions who endorsed him.  He is reestablishing a moratorium on energy exploration on federal lands and rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate change.  These orders will cause further job losses in the energy sector and lost revenue in states that supported him. [...] On the campaign trail he promised to end fracking, cancel drilling leases, open the borders, forgive student debt, provide Medicare for all, and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.  That this was unknown to his voters is a shocking indictment of the legacy media.

Oil And Gas Producers Pushing Back Hard On Biden Administration.  When Joe Biden signed an order banning any new leases and effectively halting drilling on federal lands for sixty days last week, people in the oil and gas industry were alarmed but not surprised.  Biden had made conflicting promises and claims throughout the primary and the general elections about his plans to satisfy the green lobby and the eco-warriors by "reducing carbon" and tackling Big Oil.  Once he was safely in office, he started delivering on those promises literally on day one.  But that doesn't mean that this is going to be a smooth ride for the "leave it in the ground" crowd that Biden is courting.  There are many companies currently holding contracts that employ tens of thousands of energy industry workers who are now at risk and are exploring their legal options.

Lauren Boebert Moves to Block Biden E.O. on Paris Treaty by Demanding Senate Confirmation.  Looks like some of the new faces on Capitol Hill are wasting no time in getting their feet wet with how the whole process of legislative work is done and they are already making a splash.  The newly elected representative from Colorado's third district, Lauren Boebert, is already making some waves and getting underneath the skin of the lefties who by and large think Joe Biden is super smart and wise. [...] As we all know, one of the very first things that Scranton Joe Biden was told to sign on the dotted line with a BIG X next to it on Day One was to reenter the Paris "accord."  What that monstrosity actually is in layman's terms in the United States Consitution would be called a treaty.  This is why Donald Trump had the U.S removed from its clutches, being as the Senate never voted on it.  You would think that someone like Joe Biden who took up space in the upper chamber would know the rules on how this works and not reenter an agreement without the Senate's approval.  Maybe he just simply forgot.

Oil has to come from somewhere nearby, otherwise gas will cost $5 a gallon.
AP sources:  Biden to pause oil drilling on public lands.  President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.  Two people with knowledge of Biden's plans outlined the proposed moratorium, which will be announced Wednesday.  They asked not to be identified because the plan has not been made been public; some details remain in flux.

Why the Biden Agenda Might Come to a Screeching Halt in the Senate.  In the Senate, Democrats only have 50 seats.  They have the majority because Vice President Kamala Harris is the tiebreaker, but this is far from the Obama wave that occurred in 2008. Democrats had 60 seats in the Senate.  Below those slate of races, the Democratic project of overturning key state legislatures also failed miserably.  Overall, besides Biden, Democrats got stuffed.  Now, all eyes are on what the Senate does regarding the rules for this current session.  Will they nuke the filibuster?  If they do, a lot of left-wing nonsense will pass, especially on gun control and aspects of the Green New Deal.  Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the wild card, signaling he's a hard 'no' on getting rid of the filibuster or packing the courts.  And now, he has company in Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ).  Sinema isn't a hard-core liberal, toeing a more centrist line.  She's also one to beat to her own drum, telling Schumer off on some occasions.  Her mindset is simple:  she's there to serve Arizona, not the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

How many American voters are clamoring for this?
Biden revives Obama's plan to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill.  The Biden administration is moving ahead with plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, reviving an effort started by former President Barack Obama and stopped by former President Donald Trump.  The Treasury Department "is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki.  She said it's important that the faces on U.S. currency reflect "the history and diversity of our country."

Or this?
Back to the Endless Wars:  US Military Convoy Enters Northeast Syria.  "A large US military convoy," according to i24 News, "entered northeastern Syria on Thursday."  Reportedly, the convoy "included some 40 trucks and armored vehicles and was backed from the air by helicopters."  Is Dotty Old Joe planning an American military misadventure in Syria?  It wouldn't be any surprise.  As former President Trump said last September, "the top people in the Pentagon... want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.  But we're getting out of the endless wars, you know how we're doing."  Not any more.  The drumbeat to get American troops into Syria began almost immediately after Joe was anointed President-elect by the establishment media.  Of course, because of deep state interference in Trump's presidency, we never really left Syria in the first place.  Trump's former special envoy for Syria, Never-Trumper Jim Jeffrey, boasted in November that he circumvented Trump's orders to withdraw American troops from Syria by lying to the President.

Democrats Planning to Use Senate "Reconciliation" Process to Enact Amnesty Legislation.  Beware: it is likely the JoeBama amnesty plan will pass through the Senate in exactly the same way as Obamacare.  Through manipulation of the budgetary reconciliation process.  According to numerous outlets the JoeBama amnesty legislation has been created by the White House for congressional approval.  The House will likely pass such a proposal along party lines, just like ObamaCare; and then it goes to the Senate where Chuck Schumer will likely do the same reconciliation process to pass amnesty with a simple majority.  By stripping out a budget bill of substance, or using a COVID relief bill, the Senate amnesty bill will be inserted.  It will pass along party lines and then be reconciled with the same amnesty bill from the House.  The conniving leftists will do anything regardless of public support.

Biden's return to the Paris accord is a gift to China.  President Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris climate accord immediately delivered on a campaign promise, fulfilled a top priority of the Left, and delighted our European allies.  But most of all, it was a gift to China.  Federal action to reduce the world growth of carbon emissions, particularly action as ineffective as that embodied in the Paris accord, should not be taken at the expense of U.S. citizens in relation to foreigners.  Yet that is exactly what an immediate return to the Paris accord means.  It commits the United States to reductions that will entangle American businesses and jobs in new lengths of red tape, and will also probably increase electricity prices.

Biden to issue executive order reversing Pentagon's transgender ban.  President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press.  Biden has been widely expected to overturn the Trump policy in his early days in office.  The White House could announce the move as early as Monday [1/25/2021], according to the person briefed on the decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the order.  The move to reverse the policy has the support of Biden's newly confirmed defense secretary, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, who spoke of the need to overturn it during his Senate confirmation hearing last week.

Biden's Nuclear Foolishness:  Following in Obama's Footsteps.  It's been 75 years since our use of the A-Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The U.S. was already stretched to the limits by four years of all-out war with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and Truman's advisors had estimated 400,000 to 800,000 American deaths in a ground invasion of Japan.  For the last four years, the Trump Administration wisely stalled Iran's nuclear capability, versus the complete imprudence of the Obama Administration enabling them to develop a nuclear facility.  The confused and uninformed say that Iran would develop one anyway.  Now, Joe Biden is headed down the same foolish path as Obama. [...] Only one country in the history of the world has ever produced an atomic bomb from scratch — the United States.  It happened in 1945, in New Mexico.  Every other country that possesses the atomic bomb stole, copied, or was given the U.S. formula.

Biden Just Cancelled Another Trump Order That Was Saving Americans Thousands Of Dollars.  [Scroll down]  "The HHS Thursday [1/21/2021] froze the former Trump administration's December drug policy that requires community health centers to pass on all their insulin and epinephrine discount savings to patients," Bloomberg Law reported Thursday.  "Centers that don't pass on the savings wouldn't qualify for federal grants."  "This freeze is part of the Biden administration's large-scale effort announced this week that will scrutinize the Trump administration's health policies," the report continued.  "If the previous administration's policies raise 'fact, law, or policy' concerns, the Biden HHS will delay them and consult with the Office of Management and Budget about other actions."  What is the world is there to "scrutinize?"  The orders lowered the prices of some drugs, just like Biden said he would do.

Levin: 'Nothing That Joe Biden Has Done Since His Inauguration Speech Demonstrates Any Form of Unity — It's Conformity'.  Fox News Channel "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin on Sunday hit President Joe Biden over executive action he has taken his first week in office. [...] "Joe Biden made much of the word unity," Levin stated.  "Nothing that Joe Biden has done since his inauguration speech demonstrates any form of unity.  It's conformity.  Conformity.  He's there proudly signing one executive order after another.  These executive orders do what?  Taxpayer-paid-for abortion on demand, even one minute before birth.  The Paris climate accords, which ought to be a treaty, which ties our hands, plus his war on American energy.  Who benefits from that?  Communist China, of course.  So, that does more damage to us than communist Chinese could ever hope to do.  Open borders.  The Iran deal.  The World Health Organization that is controlled by communist Chinese and lied to us and caused us grave damage at the beginning of this virus."

Back to the Obama's Failed Policies and Blinkered Personnel.  From the beginning, Biden sends the message that by executive fiat and personnel choices he plans to double down on policies that will undo Trump's achievements and weaken our nation while further restricting American liberties.  Democrats found COVID so convenient a means to open the gates for election fraud and population control and now they plan to use this example as a governing principle, demonizing their opponents while mouthing calls for "unity."

Biden Moves To Block Oil And Gas Leases On Public Land And In New Mexico That Could Be A Big Problem.  This week the Biden administration put a 60-day hold on new oil and gas leases on public lands.  While this is only temporary at the moment, the expectation is that this moratorium will become permanent sometime soon.  This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who has been paying attention because Biden promised prior to the election that he would do this. [...] Today [1/23/2021] the Associated Press reports that some leaders in New Mexico are very concerned about the impact this could have on the state.

Former Border Patrol Head:  Biden Administration Made America Less Safe Within Hours.  Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan accused the Biden administration of making the United States less safe within hours of being sworn in last week.  "With the stroke of a pen, President Biden made this country less safe," Morgan told Breitbart News on Jan. 23.  "It's pure politics over public safety."  "Look, I know what our team said to the transition team," Morgan said.  "I know the facts and data and analysis that was provided.  I know what they told them and gave them that showed that the wall works."  Morgan said he believes the administration didn't speak to experts with the Border Patrol about which policies should remain.  He cited the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), also known as the "Remain in Mexico" program, as a program that should have been kept.

Rubio would like DHS to explain why illegal alien rapists are being kept in the country.  Earlier today [1/23/2021], Karen explained how Ken Paxton and others in Texas are going to be fighting back against Joe Biden's plan to essentially "abolish" ICE and our border protection assets by putting a halt to all deportations for the foreseeable future.  But it's not just the Lone Star state that's pushing back on this impending disaster.  Florida wants to get in on the action also.  Marco Rubio is calling out the incoming head of Homeland Security, demanding answers as to what they plan to do about criminal illegal aliens who are already scheduled for deportation.  And he's not being particularly subtle about it, either.

Rubio Demands DHS Explain Deportation Freeze.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is demanding the Biden administration's Department of Homeland Security explain its decision to end the deportation of illegal immigrants, which could include those convicted of violent crimes, rape, sexual assault, and other felonies.  Rubio calls for immediate clarification on a directive issued this week mandating "an immediate pause on removals of any noncitizen with a final order of removal," in a letter sent Friday [1/22/2021] to David Pekoske, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  Rather than deporting illegal immigrants, DHS said on Wednesday it will focus on processing immigrants along the Southern border and rebuilding "fair and effective asylum procedures that respect human rights and due process."  This also includes "a review of policies and practices concerning immigration enforcement."

Texas AG Paxton files first legal action against Biden administration over deportation freeze.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint and motion for a temporary restraining order in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas against the Biden administration Friday [1/22/2021] over its 100-day freeze on deportations.  Paxton warned that this action was coming if the deportation freeze was not rescinded.  The executive order remains in place so Paxton carried through with the lawsuit on behalf of the State of Texas.

Get ready for more Obama-era green energy scams.  With Democrats about to control all the levers of power in Washington, the biggest winners might be the wind and solar companies.  These firms' stocks continue to surge mostly because President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to invest several hundred billion dollars in green energy through a pipeline of taxpayer-funded grants, loans, tax credits and loan guarantees.  This game plan looks suspiciously like a replay of the litany of green "stimulus" fiascoes that Biden piloted as vice president back in 2009 with the $800 billion Obama stimulus plan.  The experiment in the government as an investment banker belly-flopped with embarrassing failures from Solyndra, Fisker Automotive and Abound Solar.  Taxpayers lost billions of dollars on these lemons.

This is the main reason he got the job:
Joe Biden signs whatever's put in front of him.  To begin his largely symbolic, retribution-based term of office, "President" Biden issued 17 executive orders on his first day.  There can't be any real doubt in peoples' minds that Biden didn't write or conceive any of these.  The 17 E.O.s presented to him in a painfully choreographed, ostentatiously grandiose fashion on his opening day in office were quite obviously prepared by his Progressive-minded operatives well in advance, his group of unelected, unaccountable sycophants who will control the puppet strings for as long as Biden is able to sit upright and remain awake behind the desk. [...] Looking at the list of orders, one is struck by their uniformity, their sameness:  every one of them is a pander to a voting bloc, a cave to a Progressive constituency for the sake of political correctness or to further the appearance of compassion or a supposed enlightened understanding of humanity.  Missing from all of them is any concrete action that makes America safer or more prosperous or enhances our national security or improves our position of energy independence or creates jobs or reduces the tax burden on the average wage-earner or moves to strengthen our fundamental constitutional rights of free speech, self-protection, and the right to peacefully assemble.  Not a single executive order redounds to the concrete benefit of the country as a whole.  Instead, all of them amount to nothing more than political sleight-of-hand, smoke and mirrors, activity and movement without meaning.

Democrats' election bill aids goal of one-party system.  Ken Blackwell, senior fellow at the Family Research Council and former Ohio Secretary of State, says the H.R. 1 bill that federalizes the presidential election would weaken the chain of custody and verification systems of the election, making it more vulnerable to irregularities and fraud, which would lead to America becoming a one-party country.  [Podcast]

Why Louisiana energy experts anticipate job loss, high energy costs amid Biden oil regulations.  President Joe Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Donald Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health.  For the energy sector and Louisiana jobs, the impact could be far-reaching.  Oil and gas operations are being scrutinized — from how companies extract resources from the ground to the safety of pipelines that distribute the fuels.  The new president aims to transition the country to 100% renewable energy for electricity generation by 2035 and net-zero emissions in the overall economy by 2050.

Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid.  President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America's bulk power systems — principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party — as part of his "Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.  The executive order, which executes key tenets of President Biden's climate change agenda, was released on the former Veep's first day in office.

The Editor says...
Joe Biden is in a big hurry to help the Chinese.  I wonder why.

Biden's Path of 'Destruction' Continues:  Orders Freeze on Trump's Order to Slash Prices on Two Life-Saving Drugs.  As part of Joe Biden's determined mission to undo Donald Trump's presidency,  his handlers  he ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday [1/21/2021] to freeze executive orders from Trump designed to significantly lower prescription drug prices for Americans, including the potentially-life-saving drugs, insulin, and epinephrine.

House Democrats call on Biden to commute all federal death sentences.  A group of three dozen House Democrats signed a letter Friday asking President Joe Biden to commute the death sentences of all federal death row inmates and work to dismantle the form of punishment at the federal level.  The plea comes on the heels of 13 executions carried out by the Trump administration since July, a legacy the Democrats described as "one of carnage and unrestrained violence."

The Editor says...
One might examine the crimes committed by death row inmates to see actual examples of "carnage and unrestrained violence."

JoeBama Wants Return to Dependency on Mid-East Oil, Plans on Sending More Troops to Trade Blood for Oil.  Despite the majority of American's being happy about the U.S. energy independence created by President Trump, it is adverse to the interests of Wall Street and Big Government to lose justification for U.S. troops in the middle-east.  Remember, the vast majority of money into the bank accounts of politicians, their families and bureaucrats within the Deep State, comes from foreign governments.

California state senator trying to legalize hard drugs.  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has made good on his promise to begin his effort to "decriminalize all drug use" step by step with the introduction of several bills at the start of the new legislative session.  Senate Bill 57 creates "safe injection sites" where drug addicts can use illicit drugs under medical supervision.  Senate Bill 73 lowers the criminal penalties on users and dealers of heroin, opiates or opium derivatives, salts, cannabis, phencyclidine (PCP), and other dangerous drugs.  Still promised, but not yet introduced, is a bill Wiener says will legalize all psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms.

Joe Biden's Concept of an American Nation.  [Scroll down]  I fear that Biden and those he has chosen for his Cabinet have no idea of a "shared national identity" other than their ideal of "diversity."  Diversity, however, cannot be a source of "shared" identity — if anything, it is a means of eradicating the shared values, traditions, and heroes that President Trump spoke of.  More to the point, Biden's conception of America not only "gets in the way" of national sovereignty, but actively opposes it.  Biden is a globalist whose loyalty is to transnational organizations like the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization, and other global institutions and non-profits.  He will seek to undermine national sovereignty because he believes in world governance, not in governance by nation-states.  These views are shared by Antony Blinken, Biden's choice for secretary of state.

What Happened to 'the Storm'?  [Scroll down]  The only storm on inauguration day was in the Oval Office as Biden signed 17 executive orders or actions, promptly reversing much of what Trump accomplished during his presidency.  We will be treated to a storm instead of 100 days of mask-wearing, a reentry into the corrupt World Health Organization, and a rejoining of the nonsensical Paris climate agreement.  The Keystone XL pipeline and energy independence will be destroyed, going the way of Trump.  Non-citizens will be counted in the U.S. Census, padding congressional seat counts for Democrats, and making election rigging unnecessary.  Border wall construction will cease, and aspiring terrorists will once again be able to travel to the U.S. During the height of a global COVID pandemic, we are opening our borders to anyone and everyone.  But don't worry, the masks will keep us safe and healthy.

Biden, the Bishops, and the New Face of Catholicism.  The Catholic Church in America has been thrust into a new and unprecedented crisis — namely the election of Joseph Biden to the presidency.  If not dealt with properly, Biden's presidency will cause serious damage to the very truth of what it means to be Catholic.  Of course, I am referring to the fact that while Biden professes the Catholic faith, he fully supports legalized abortion, same-sex "marriage" and transgenderism, and vowed that he will do all he can to advance these causes during his administration.  Nonetheless, Biden's practice of Catholicism will be on display for the whole world to observe — as he attends Mass and receives Holy Communion.

The Editor says...
If you're a leader in the Catholic Church, and you don't support legalized abortion, same-sex "marriage" and transgenderism, the you have no choice but to expel Joe Biden from your church, and do so in a very public manner, as a message to everyone else.  Otherwise you stand for nothing.  If you support Joe Biden, no matter who you are, you abet and enable the whole socialist Democrat platform.  Choose you this day whom ye will serve.*

McConnell: Biden off to a bad start on climate, pipeline, immigration policies.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday criticized President Biden for taking "several big steps in the wrong direction" on his first day in office, citing the Democrat's moves to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement and to kill the Keystone XL pipeline project.  "This was not the Day One that American workers deserved," the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor.  "It's still early.  There's still plenty of time for President Biden to remember that he does not owe his election to the far left."  Mr. McConnell, who is negotiating a power-sharing agreement with Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer in the 50-50 Senate, also blasted Mr. Biden's move to grant blanket amnesty for roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.  He said it will "invite another humanitarian crisis on our border."

Biden's Radical Agenda Ensures a Weaker, Poorer, More Divided America.  When Joe Biden becomes president on Wednesday, he won't waste any time in fanning the flames of division in the United States as he seeks to implement his far-left agenda.  All signals are flashing red, indicating that the incoming administration will govern in both radical poetry and radical prose.  That should make us worry that all his promises to govern not as a partisan, but as an American, will evaporate as the country suffers from an imminent top-down takeover imposed by liberal elites.  That means a weaker America, a poorer America, and a more divided America.

On Day One, Biden Destroys Women's Sports With Anti-Science Executive Order.  President Joe Biden issued an executive order on his first day in office, mandating that any schools that receive federal funding must function as if biological males who claim to be females are the same, and vice versa, or risk losing that funding.  This pro-transgender policy extends to male athletes who claim their gender identity as a female should allow them to compete on women's teams, receive women's scholarships, and be admitted in women's locker rooms.  "Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports," the executive order reads, promising that the Biden administration is committed to "prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation."

Report: Joe Biden Calls for DOJ to Resume Obama-Era 'Slush Fund' Payouts to Left-Wing Groups.  President Joe Biden is looking to the Justice Department to reinstate a controversial Obama-era practice that allowed prosecutors to make settlement agreements where defendants paid outside groups instead of the government or victims, according to a report.  The Trump administration stopped these payments in 2017, as outlined in a Justice Department manual that initially came from a memo from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  "When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people — not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power," Sessions said in 2017.  In 2017, Congress took aim at the "slush fund," which incentivized corporate payments to left-wing groups such as La Raza.

Report: Joe Biden to Issue Order for U.S. Funding of Abortion Abroad.  Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday [1/21/2021] President Joe Biden "will be revoking the Mexico City Policy," which the Trump administration expanded to prohibit organizations overseas that receive U.S. health assistance funding from promoting or performing abortions.  As Breitbart News reported, Fauci announced Biden had signed a letter reversing former President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from and stop funding the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) — a supporter of global abortion rights.

Texas Attorney General to Sue Biden Admin Over "Illegal Deportation Freeze".  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday evening [1/21/2021] announced he will be taking action against the Biden Administration over its "illegal deportation freeze."  Biden signed an Executive Order on Wednesday putting a "temporary" 100-day freeze on deportations of illegal aliens.

Biden Admin Embraces 'Racial Equity' Ideology in Slew of Executive Action Announcements.  The incoming Biden administration has announced a series of executive actions that open the door for instituting the quasi-Marxist critical theory across the federal government.  President Joe Biden would sign documents to "launch a whole-of-government initiative to advance racial equity," his transition team said in a Jan. 20 release.  Equity means equality of outcome, a concept tied to the critical theories that slice up society into identity groups based on race, gender, sexual proclivities, and others, while positing which groups are oppressed and which are the oppressors, similarly to how Marxism labels people as oppressors or the oppressed based on class.  "The president-elect will sign an Executive Order beginning the work of embedding equity across federal policymaking and rooting out systemic racism and other barriers to opportunity from federal programs and institutions," the release said.

Biden Signs Executive Orders Ending Trump's Travel Ban, Stopping Border Wall Construction.  President Joe Biden on Wednesday [1/20/2021] signed a series of executive orders on immigration, moving to preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to end the so-called "Muslim ban," and to stop construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall.  Biden's executive orders are in line with campaign promises that he would overturn a number of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies on day one and come as part of a slate of 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations the Democrat will issue on his first day.  While the Supreme Court stopped Trump from terminating DACA, Biden's executive order directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to "take all appropriate actions under the law" to "preserve and fortify" the program.  It also calls on Congress to enact legislation providing permanent status and a path to citizenship for people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

It's no time for Biden to be California dreamin'.  We did a double take at the report this week that Joe Biden, once inaugurated as president, would treat California as the administration's "de facto think tank," placing it "center stage again in Washington's policy arena."  Surely, only Biden's enemies would spread such a vicious rumor about the new chief executive.  But the sources for the extraordinary story are supporters of Biden and his Californian running mate Kamala Harris.  The wonder is not that Biden would try to imitate California on policy — he's always been ready to try anything harebrained — but rather that his allies would admit they planned to do something so obviously foolhardy.

The Editor says...
There is another page nearby about California, which describes the dreadful conditions there, almost all of which were brought about by misguided liberal Democrats run amok in a one-party state.  California stands as an example of how to ruin a great state through mismanagement.  Individuals and companies who can leave are leaving.  Any national leader with any sense would look at what California's leaders do, and do the opposite.

Biden Cannot Legally Get Us Back Into the Paris Climate Accords; Here's Why.  Joe Biden has made no secret of his intention to get us back into the Paris climate accords.  It's high up there on his laundry list of things to do upon taking office — even though the United States leads the world in reducing carbon emissions, despite not being a part of it anymore.  But the truth is, the United States was never actually legally a part of the Paris climate accords.  The United Nations describes it as "a legally binding international treaty on climate change," and it also meets the definition of a treaty under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, which states that a treaty is "an international agreement concluded between [two or more] States in written form and governed by international law."  And what does the United States Constitution say about treaties?  It says that the president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur."  It's right there in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2.

America, a Country of Victorious Socialism.  The revolution I've been warning about for the last ten years has happened.  It is not a bloody uprising typically associated with a revolution but rather a peaceful evolution over a prolonged period of time that culminated in the socialists' takeover.  There should be no illusion; the Marxists are taking power in America seriously and for a long time.  Indeed, communist leaders from Lenin to Brezhnev are sardonically grinning from hell and watching in disbelief as what was impossible for the Soviet Union to accomplish with all its military might and nuclear arsenal is being accomplished by the American people themselves through a dubious electoral process.

Richard Grenell Discusses Incoming Biden Administration and Big Tech Objectives to Support.  Former acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard "Ric" Grenell, appears on Sunday Morning Futures [1/17/2021] with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the people behind the Biden administration and what ideological motives lay behind the selections.  Additionally, Grenell discusses the massive moves by Big Tech to target political opposition and the underlying, unified, objectives behind media, big tech and political operatives.  [Video clip]

Don't Call Biden's Plan 'Stimulus' — It's Just Another Keynesian Fantasy.  oe Biden's promised stimulus is meant to boost an economy devastated by the Democrats' national shutdown by handing out more checks and imposing a $15 national minimum wage.  Sorry, it won't work. [...] What he and Congress have proposed is an incoherent mess that will do the precise opposite of what he says it will.  Even worse, it's premised on the long-discredited idea that the government can stimulate the economy by spending more.  From false premises come bad policies that will hurt many low-income people and possibly end the Trump recovery now under way.

Activists: Biden's Embrace of Transgender Athletes [is] a Blow to Women's Rights.  President-Elect Joe Biden's promise to embrace transgender ideology will likely include supporting biological men who say their gender identity is female to compete in sports against biological women.  Attorneys representing transgender athletes and women athletes expect Biden's Department of Education to reverse course in two lawsuits in Idaho and Connecticut that the Trump administration had backed to protect women's rights.

Janet Yellen urges mass spending on COVID-19 recovery at confirmation hearing.  Joe Biden's Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen urged Congress to "go big" and pass Biden's massive $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package in opening her Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday [1/19/2021].  "When economists look back on the pandemic, I expect they'll conclude that Congress' actions averted a lot of suffering," Yellen told the Senate Finance Committee.  "Over the next few months, we're going to need more aid to distribute the vaccine, to reopen schools, to help states keep firefighters and teachers on the job," she continued.  "We'll need more funding to make unemployment insurance checks still go out and help families who are at risk of going hungry or losing the roof over their heads," she went on.

Bidenomics Will Bankrupt Us.  US government debt now stands at $20 trillion, or roughly 100% of GDP. This should be a concern, but Democratic economists are not worried.  A much-discussed November 30 paper by former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and former Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Jason Furman suggests that Democratic thinking has veered into the paranormal, with an emphasis on levitation.  Governments will be able to borrow and spend as much as they want for whatever purpose they want, the authors argue in so many words, and interest rates will remain low forever.

If You Wanted Joe Biden, You Get Him, and You Don't Get to Complain.  You can't spend a year fluffing Biden as the only hope for the union and then act surprised when he does exactly what he said he would do.  This is a guy who stood on a debate stage and raised his hand pledging universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.  He's already trying to roll out an amnesty bill and he hasn't even taken office yet.  That bill includes a path to citizenship with zero new enforcement mechanisms or resources.  In a phrase, it's exactly what you'd expect. [...] The election is over.  The time to fret about Biden's immigration policies was before you voted for him.

Report: Biden Team Already in Talks with Iran over Return to Nuclear Deal.  The Biden administration has already unrolled its plan to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and has begun holding quiet talks with Iran, an Israeli TV station reported Saturday [1/16/2021].  Officials for the incoming administration have also updated Israel about the conversations, Channel 12 News said.  A separate report by the Israel Hayom daily said Israel, wary of Biden's promise to return to the deal, is crafting military options to "undermine Iran's nuclear efforts or, if need be, counter Iranian aggression, which will soon be presented to the government."

More about Obama's deal with Iran.

Biden Seeks To Annihilate Trump's Legacy With Flood Of Executive Orders Within First 10 Days.  Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to issue a series of executive orders designed to eliminate much of what the Trump administration put into place within his first ten days in office.  He will impose these new measures as a way to indicate a new direction for the country.  However, you will be glad to know that he has no plans to govern from his basement, as far as he knows. [...] The former vice president's team has created a list of executive orders that he will implement after his inauguration on Wednesday.  These measures will be designed to reverse some of President Trump's policies, especially those related to immigration.

Biden White House chief of staff lays out executive, action-heavy, 10-day agenda.  President-elect Joe Biden is bracing for a busy first 10 days as the next commander in chief, according to his future White House chief of staff.  Ron Klain, who is returning to the role after serving as Biden's chief staffer when he was vice president, foreshadowed Biden's priorities Saturday after he will be inaugurated on Wednesday.  In a memo to incoming senior staff that was shared with reporters, Klain outlined how Biden would sign a series of executive orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cabinet agencies addressing the coronavirus pandemic, the strained economy, climate change, and racial unrest.

The Editor says...
[#1] Racial unrest is entirely the fault of the Democrats.  Constant racial friction and opportunism keeps the Democratic Party afloat.  [#2] The economy wasn't "strained" until the Democrats weaponized the Coronavirus; in fact, the economy was doing quite well until then — too well for the Democrats to have any chance of winning the 2020 election.  [#3] Climate change is not on anybody's top ten list of great concerns.  For all practical purposes, the climate is not changing at all.  Any changes that take place from one year to the next all too small to notice.

Democrats prepare to cement their hold on political power forever.  Last week House Democrats reintroduced H.R.1, a voting, and campaign-finance bill.  It will grease the Democratic voting machine nationwide.  It will restrict political opposition and end voter ID.  They also introduced a bill to provide statehood for the District of Columbia that would guarantee Democrats two new Senate seats.  Statehood for DC is likely unconstitutional, but we know that doesn't matter to the anti-constitutionalists.

WA Police Reform Bill Seeks To Ban Unleashed Police K9s, Ban Most Pursuits, And More.  The Washington State legislature is considering a police reform bill that would prohibit or severely limit law enforcement officers from utilizing a wide range of tools and tactics.  House Bill 1054, which was pre-filed by Representative Jesse Johnson (D - 30th District) on Christmas Eve, would completely prohibit the use of all chokeholds and neck restraints, even in deadly force situations.  Police would no longer be allowed to use "unleashed" K9s "for the purpose of arresting or apprehending" suspects and "tear gas" would not be permitted "for any purpose" under the proposed legislation.

Why not $10,000?
Progressives Push for $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks and 65% of Americans Support It.  President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion relief package that includes a third stimulus check of $1,400, in addition to the $600 direct payment issued last month.  But Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks struggling Americans need more cash to weather the ongoing pandemic.  Markey called for Congress to pass his proposal of $2,000 monthly stimulus checks in a statement on Friday [1/15/2021].

The Editor says...
The tax-and-spend Democrats are spending money so fast, it's almost as if they are trying to dilute the U.S. Dollar into oblivion, and start a new system with some other form of currency, such as an RFID chip in your hand or forehead, to hold your passport, vaccination records, bank balance, and license to drive — all of which could be electronically voided at any moment.

Soon-to-be President Biden has a pen and a phone.  Ron Klain, Biden's incoming Chief of Staff, announced that Slow Joe is going to move fast the moment he enters office.  In the first ten days of his administration, Joe is going to take a pen in his quivering hand and sign one executive order after another, all intended to push hard and fast on the radical policies so beloved on the left or to reinstate old Obama policies.  On the very day Biden is inaugurated, says Klain, he'll deal with "four crises."  These are the Wuhan virus, economic problems, climate change, and racial equity.  In addition, on his very first day, Biden promises to "restore humanity to our immigration system," "make government function for the people," and to "reverse the Muslim ban."

The Editor says...
Let us examine these urgent needs one by one:  [#1] The Wuhan virus:  (Surely Joe Biden doesn't call it the "Wuhan virus," does he?  The Democrats used to say that was racist!)  The Wuhan virus can be ignored at any time, because it's not as deadly as the news media wants us to believe.  There will always be germs in the air.  [#2] Could there be a more vague name than "economic problems" for an urgent need that has to be fixed in ten days?  Who has "economic problems" that can be fixed in ten days?  What "economic problems" is he talking about?  If he's referring to the "economic problems" induced by the Democrats' over-reaction to the Wuhan virus, that can be fixed at any time.  Otherwise, the tax-and-spend Democrats are adding to our long-term "economic problems" a trillion dollars at a time.  [#3] The climate always changes, but only at a rate too slow to notice.  If you didn't watch television so much, you'd never know that the average temperature of the earth changes by one degree per century.  Joe Biden will not stop climate change in the next two weeks.  He may outlaw gasoline-powered cars, but he won't change the weather.  [#4] Notice that the Democrats are no longer pushing racial equality.  Now they speak of racial equity.  That's a code word for reparations.  [#5] If Joe Biden really wanted to "make government function for the people," he wouldn't have accepted a presidency acquired by a stolen election.

Joe Biden is going to show us what he's made of.  We are about to see the real Joe Biden, as he brings his intellect to bear on our most chronic problems. [...] He will indulge the left's fetish with climate change by rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, restricting energy exploration, and banning fracking.  Energy costs will skyrocket, driving up the cost of transportation, utilities, and all manufactured products.  Every American's buying power will be reduced and spending on leisure pursuits will no longer be an option for middle- and lower-income families.  Forgiveness of student loans, profligate spending, and the expansion of government assistance will drive a necessary rise in the national debt.  The value of the dollar will be driven down with further erosion of everyone's buying power.  Trade deals with China will cause rising unemployment and stagnant wages. [...] "Medicare for all" will give total control of our healthcare to the government.  For the first time ever, absolute equality will be achieved in our health care system.  If a treatment is unaffordable to our government, it will be denied to everyone — rich or poor.

Biden COVID-19 relief plan is a Trojan horse for a sweeping liberal agenda.  President-elect Joe Biden just unveiled his proposal for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.  Democrats insist it is targeted to respond to the crisis and only full of "commonsense" measures and much-needed emergency spending.  Yet, even a cursory glance at the specifics of the package reveals that it's a Trojan horse for a sweeping liberal agenda that Biden could never otherwise get passed.  Yes, the proposal does include billions for vaccine distribution, testing, school reopenings, and the like.  But it also includes blatant partisan priorities, such as a federal $15 minimum wage.  Biden knows that this far-left, job-killing policy would never make it out of Congress in a straight up-down vote.  The Democrat's hope here is obviously that he can sneak a doubling of the federal minimum wage into an "emergency" package that lawmakers feel obligated to support.

Biden Economic Adviser:  How We'll Fund Biden's Agenda 'Not Tonight's Problem' and Options Will Be Discussed in Future.  On Friday's [1/15/2021] "PBS NewsHour," incoming member of the Biden administration's White House Council of Economic Advisers Heather Boushey stated that deficit spending can cover Biden's coronavirus relief package, so how to pay for Biden's economic agenda is "not tonight's problem, but it's certainly something that we're going to be talking about in the weeks and months to come."  And there are many different options.

You can keep my $2,000 check if you'll just return that election you stole.
Biden Will Introduce $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill With $2,000 Individual Checks.  Aides to President-elect Biden say that he will propose another massive pandemic relief bill costing $2 trillion dollars.  It will include $2,000 individual checks for taxpayers.  Biden will outline more of the plan later on Thursday, but Senate Democrats are also talking seriously about merging pandemic relief with a completely unrelated infrastructure bill.  It's likely the total cost for both measures together will exceed $3 trillion.  Moreover, Democrats are discussing ways to use budget reconciliation to pass most of their legislation.  This would mean the filibuster would be off the table and legislation could pass by a simple majority.

Joe Biden embraces deficit spending: 'We cannot afford inaction'.  President-elect Joseph R. Biden said Thursday that there's almost no such thing as spending too much money right now given the "twin crises" of the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic fallout.  "There's no time to waste.  We have to act, and we have to act now," Mr. Biden said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware.  "We cannot afford inaction."  Mr. Biden unveiled additional details about the $1.9 trillion rescue package he released Thursday.  The plan is designed to combat COVID-19 and mitigate the economic damage the public health crisis has caused.

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Biden's $1.9 trillion 'rescue plan' could destroy 4 million jobs — here's a better idea.  Can Uncle Sam tax, spend, borrow and print money to return America to prosperity?  President-elect Joe Biden's "American Rescue Plan," announced Thursday night [1/14/2021], makes a $1.9 trillion bet that we can.  The Biden plan is almost a replay — except with more than twice the price tag — of the strategy that President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Biden employed in 2009 with their $900 billion "stimulus" bill.  Even by Obama's own numbers, that bill led to hundreds of thousands of fewer jobs than if we had done nothing.  So now here we go again with a second kick of the mule.  Actually, it is the third, fourth or fifth kick.  Trump and Congress have already approved nearly $3 trillion on pandemic spending.  The Biden proposal would bring the total spending for the pandemic to about $5 trillion.

China's, Not Sweden's Or Denmark's, Is The Government Democrats Want.  When Democrats propose "progressive" policies, they say their objective is to make the U.S. more like Europe's welfare states, not socialist nations such as Venezuela and Cuba.  Maybe at one time that was true.  But not now.  In recent years, China has become the nation they want to emulate.  Let's clear up one possible misunderstanding right away.  We're not calling the Democrats communists.  There are hard socialist leanings within the party, and far too much just-below-the-surface authoritarianism.  But we're not saying they're communists, though they have no reservations about calling conservatives and Republicans fascists and Nazis, even when they know the charges are untrue.  Nor are we going to try to make the case that Democrats are in bed with China.  We simply want to point out that Democrats want to reign over this country the way the communist party rules China.

Chamber of Commerce [will] Work with Joe Biden on Expanding Legal Immigration as 18[ ]M[illion] Americans [are] Jobless.  Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says the business group "will work cooperatively" with President-Elect Joe Biden to expand legal immigration levels to the United States in order to fill American jobs with foreign workers as 18 million Americans remain jobless.  At an annual event this week, Donohue outlined the group's plans to work hand-in-hand with incoming Biden administration officials to expand legal immigration levels beyond their already historic rates, where more than 1.2 million green cards are allotted every year and 1.4 million foreign visa workers are admitted to take American jobs annually.

A message to RINOs — it's time to choose.  The Democrats and their fellow travelers on the left have some very disturbing aspirations.  Just a year ago, discussion of tyranny in America would have been considered crazy talk.  Not now.  The temperature on this pot has been turned up slowly, and now we're at the boiling point.  Just look at everything our ruling class has done in the past year.  Lockdowns have restricted our movement, commerce, and assembly.  Our rulers are not making us carry papers yet.  That would be an inconvenience for illegal aliens.  They are however, making us wear masks to demonstrate our obedience.  Big tech oligarchs are using censorship and deplatforming to censor dissenting views.  Conservative commentators such as Dan Bongino and The Conservative Treehouse have been evicted from their web servers or had their advertising revenue restricted.  Donald Trump and his followers have been banned from Twitter.  Conservative postings mysteriously disappear from Facebook.

The GOP Can't Afford to Leave Trump's Voters Behind.  2021 started off on a poor note.  Two hazardously progressive lawmakers are headed to the United State Senate to give the Democrats a slim majority.  Minimizing this reality will not furnish a beneficial outcome, nor will submitting to the notion that the left is not actually serious about their espoused platform.  That platform includes providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants; repealing economy-stimulating tax cuts; moving forward with public-option healthcare; eliminating the filibuster; conferring statehood on Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico; and packing the highest court in the land with progressive judges.

Biden Pushes Idea of Discriminating Based on Race, Sex in Stimulus Plan.  In detailing his plan for a multitrillion-dollar relief package to address the COVID-19 pandemic and keep the economy afloat, President-elect Joe Biden said he would prioritize everyone except for white, male-owned businesses.  "Our focus will be on the small businesses on Main Street that aren't wealthy and well-connected and that are facing real economic hardships through no fault of their own," he said during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware.  "Our priority will be on Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American-owned small businesses, and women-owned businesses, finally having equal access to the resources needed to reopen and rebuild," he continued.  "We will make a concerted effort to help small businesses in low-income communities, in big cities, small towns, and rural communities that have faced systemic barriers to relief.

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Get Ready for the Biden Gun Grab.  Democrats now have single-party control of the federal government.  President Joe Biden styled himself as the most moderate candidate his party had to offer.  And still, during the campaign he promised to put Beto O'Rourke — the man who blurted out "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15s" in charge of his administration's gun policies.  Whether or not President Biden and gun czar Beto aim for a program of national gun confiscation, we should expect some sort of major crackdown against the Second Amendment and against our other liberties.  The congressmen who ducked, covered, and cowered — in now iconic photos — when protestors entered Capitol Hill will almost certainly draw the wrong conclusions.  They will not — like Congresswoman Lauren Boebert — realize that their safety is fundamentally in their own hands and therefore carry arms and fight for the right of all Americans to do so.

Biden Says He Will 'Defeat the NRA' While in Office.  President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 8 promised to "defeat the NRA," or the National Rifle Association, after being sworn into office. [...] The NRA, which has over 5 million members, seeks to protect and educate about people's Second Amendment rights.

Biden declares that he'll 'defeat the NRA' under his term in office.  In a declaration that is certain to upset throngs of gun owners, President-elect Joe Biden has declared that he'll "defeat" the National Rifle Association during his term.  In response to a tweet from former Rep. Gabby Gifford (D-Ariz.), who was one of 14 people shot in January 2011 during an event in Tucson and whose husband, Democrat Mark Kelly, just won a U.S. Senate seat, Biden's official account pledged to "defeat the NRA."

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Gabby Gifford was shot by a psycho, not someone from the NRA.

The New Imperative:  Red States Must Become Sanctuaries for the Bill of Rights.  Heads up, Greg Abbott, Brian Kemp, and every other Republican governor with a GOP legislature.  A democrat trifecta at the federal level, like the one from 2009-2010, is now upon us.  Unlike the first two years of the Obama administration, they will not be leaving their most radical legislation until midnight of Christmas Eve 2022.  Bills such as the Equality Act and the PRO Act that have already passed the House will be rushed through the Senate.  These bills alone will affect religious liberty and right-to-work legislation.  Republican governors with a trifecta at the state level are the first line of defense against the erosion of our civil liberties because they will be coming for more as soon as they can modify Senate procedures to ram bills through with a simple majority.

Twenty-First Century Rules for Revolutionaries.  #2: Do not identify your ideology by name, nor state exactly what you will do after you are in power.  Speak only in vague generalities and use simple two- or three-word phrases the public can identify with.  Terms such as "Socialist," "Communist" or "Marxist" generally have a negative connotation and, while millennials like them, the population at large does not.  Do not look to antagonize ordinary Americans more than is necessary.  The revolution will need its army of "useful idiots" for the future.  Instead, use terms such as "progressive" or "social justice warrior" to describe yourself.  These are far less threatening to the average American.  Fidel Castro initially identified himself as a "humanist."  Only after he felt secure in his new position did he announce to the world:  "I am a Marxist Leninist."

Joe Biden to unveil COVID-19 economic relief plan worth 'trillions'.  Joe Biden is poised to launch a COVID-19 economic relief plan worth "trillions" of dollars, the president-elect announced Friday [1/8/2021].  The relief plan will target state and local governments as well as provide new support for people who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, he said.  Biden's original plan was for a bill under $1 trillion but he said on Friday that "economic research confirms that with conditions like the crisis today, especially with such low-interest rates, taking immediate action — even with deficit financing — is going to help the economy."  Biden, who plans to unveil details on Thursday, has also called for raising the minimum wage to $15 — a campaign promise — and wants to hand out $2,000 in cash payments.  Democrats tried to hand out similar relief checks in the last COVID-19 support package but were unable to get Republicans to agree to the amount.

Pelosi Appoints AOC, Other 'Squad' Members to Powerful Oversight Committee; Leftists Promptly Reveal Radical Agenda.  First things, first.  As reported by The New York Post on Tuesday [1/5/2021], House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Math Wizard) and two of her "Squad" comrades to the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, which will give the far-left lawmakers a platform from which to push their radical agenda on Joe Biden.  Joining AOC are Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-TDS) and newcomer Rep. Cori Bush (D-BLM). [...] Democrats will be in a position to advance their agenda without sufficient Republican opposition to stop them.  As reported by Daily Wire on Wednesday, Democrats and leftists have immediately called for radical legislative action that they intend to push Congress to enact and Biden to sign into law.

Get Ready For The Californication Of America.  [Scroll down]  No, we're not talking about things like huge tax hikes or Obamacare, which is what they imposed the last two times they controlled both branches.  The stated goal today is to ensure a permanent Democratic majority so they can finally get their far-left agenda enacted.  In other words, they want to replicate what Democrats have already achieved in California.  This isn't some right-wing conspiracy.  This is what Democratic leaders have already stated as their plans or have already approved in the House.  For example, the very first thing Democrats did in the House this year, after seeing their lead shrink dramatically, was to approve a set of rules designed to neutralize Republicans as much as possible.  Among others is a rule that will allow the House to pass massive new spending bills — a la the Green New Deal — without having to show how they'd be paid for.  There's a reason that socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is celebrating these new rules.

Former Hillary Clinton Spox: 'Make DC a State,'; 'Eliminate the Filibuster,'; Pack the Courts.  Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, celebrated Democrats' victories in the Georgia runoffs for U.S. Senate on Tuesday by urging his party to "eliminate the filibuster," make D.C. a state, and pack the courts.  [Tweet]  Fallon's organization, Demand Justice, has been pushing for the expansion of the federal judiciary for months.  The idea is to increase the number of federal judges and then fill the vacancies with liberal appointees, as President Jimmy Carter did.

To the GOP: Trump You!  [Scroll down]  If elections can be stolen this easily, twice in two months, Republicans are destined for a long walk in the wilderness.  Electoral fraud will be institutionalized, the type of cheating Jimmy Carter and UN observers would be screaming about if it happened in any backwater third-world country.  Then it's on to the legislation.  Green New Deal, Medicare-for-All, open borders, amnesty, taxes on everything, abolishment of the Electoral College and the elimination of several inconvenient amendments in the Bill of Rights, fundamentally transforming America, Obama style, into Cuba or Venezuela.  Don't think this will happen?  Ask a former Clinton spokesman who is pushing exactly this.  Republicans, through their passivity or in some cases encouragement, brought one party rule to an already divided country, miserable after a year of COVID diktats.  They deserve their future irrelevancy.

Democrats Mocked For Still Using 'Gendered Language' They Banned In House.  On Sunday [1/3/2021], the Democrat-controlled House passed a new rules package for the 117th session.  The rules enshrined gender-inclusive language and ceased the use of so-called non-inclusive words.  The rules prohibits the words "father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter" and replaces them with "parent, child, sibling, parent's sibling, first cousin, sibling's child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild."  But some eagle-eyed critics pointed out that while Democrats banned the language, they still use the words regularly.  The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) mocked several Democratic House members for continuing to use "gendered language" to describe themselves in their Twitter profiles.

Joe Biden is set to pull America's schools far to the left.  Education reformers breathed a sigh of relief when it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden wouldn't tap a teachers union leader as his secretary of education, contrary to the post-election rumor mill.  Instead, Biden nominated Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.  Compared to teachers union leaders, Cardona appears moderate.  But Biden's Department of Education transition team looks as though it came straight off the field of a National Education Association-vs.-American Federation of Teachers softball game.  It seems all but certain that on education, Biden will govern to the left of his ex-boss, President Barack Obama.

I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  As an American who reveres our country, our founding, and our Constitution, I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  His beliefs, as declared over the course of decades, about this country, race, Israel, and a host of other issues are frightening. [...] Furthermore, as Democrats and the media, as well as a sizeable number of GOP officials in Washington and their pundits and media, condemn the president for fighting to the bitter end over serious election abuses — the worst of which are the constitutional violations in key battleground states strategically instituted by the Democrat Party and Biden campaign — precious little is said about the declared intention of the Democrat Party to gut the independence of the Supreme Court by packing it with leftwing ideologues, destroying the Senate by packing it with new Democrat senators from Puerto Rico and DC, killing the filibuster rule to ensure that all and any laws the Democrat wish to pass will come to pass, and destroying the electoral college.  If carried through, this will be the greatest attack on our Constitution and our republican system since the Civil War — when the Democrat Party led the Confederacy.  The media, of course, are all in with this.

Sorry, Pelosi:  Eliminating official use of 'mother' isn't inclusive — it's waging war on women.  One of the first acts of our new House of Representatives might be to cancel Mom.  On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democratic majority proposed to eliminate "father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister" and all other language deemed insufficiently "gender-inclusive" from House rules.  They would be replaced with terms like "parent, child, sibling, parent's sibling" and so on.  "Mother" — among the most important concepts in human life — would be erased from the lexicon of the US House of Representatives.  It's important to recognize how radical this is.  And no, it isn't akin to updating federal law to replace "policeman" with "police officer," a rational corrective sought by feminists for generations.

2021: The Left Is Serious Now.  Enter, the fictive President Select, Asterisk Joe, the King of Aphasia, that addle-pated masked man, our very own epigone president, Joooey Biden, who has called "climate change" the biggest threat to not only America, but also the world.  As a means to reorder society, you cannot get much better than "climate change" and its prescribed solution, the mirific Green Raw Deal.  Once people accept that it is real, or at least can be forced to obey a new societal regimen as if it were so, it becomes an immediate emergency.  If Americans enjoyed the emergency COVID diktats from our Democrat tyrants, wait until they see the climate lockdowns, where people are not allowed to own a car or drive, gasoline costs $15 a gallon, private air-conditioners are outlawed (for us, not them), and electricity is five times more expensive and rationed.  Our elite overlords will again rule by fiat — all while they accumulate power and wealth for themselves.

Say a prayer for New York City.  Gotham's in trouble.  Not just because it's suffering under the weight of crushing woes — soaring violence, out-of-control homelessness, a broken economy, a broke City Hall.  And a population that can't flee fast enough.  But also because none of the would-be saviors running for mayor is offering any meaningful plan to turn things around. [...] Instead, candidates are more interested in reversing "inequities" and addressing racial "imbalances."  You might expect, for instance, that City Comptroller Scott Stringer — the city's official, elected budget watchdog — would run almost single-mindedly on a plan to overhaul spending norms, confront labor and demand sacrifices, à la the 1970s, when Gotham nearly went bust.  Or push ways to save struggling businesses.  Instead, he's focused on the need for a diversity czar and procurement preferences to minority- and women-owned businesses.  (Seriously.)

Rules Package for New Congress Nixes 'Gendered Terms' Like 'Father,' 'Daughter,' 'Brother'.  Nancy Pelosi's House Caucus might have received a beatdown in the 2020 election, 2021 might be ushering in a new Congress in which the Democrats will have a razor-thin majority, and Donald Trump might not be around much longer to trash, 24x7, but make no mistake:  the Democrat Party will continue its march to the Left without even breaking stride.  One look at the 117th Congressional Rules Package is all you need to make the point.  Henceforth, as announced by House leaders on Friday, "future-focused" proposals will abound, one of such being a proposal to replace "gendered terms" with "gender-neutral" terms.

Proposed House Rules Seek to Erase Gendered Terms Such as 'Father, Mother, Son, Daughter'.  Leaders in the House of Representatives announced on Friday a rules package for the 117th Congress that includes a proposal to use "gender-inclusive language" and eliminate gendered terms such as "'father, mother, son, daughter," and more.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-Mass.) announced on Friday that the rules package includes changes that would "honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral."  A separate announcement from McGovern (pdf) said that the Democratic rules package will make "Changes [to] pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families — including those who are nonbinary."

How to Steal an Election in Four Steps.  Note the scope of what has happened.  When government agencies fake the lethality of a disease, isolate people, impose lockdowns, and try to cause a recession, when they deceive via unconstitutional laws, fake polls, mail-in-voting, and rigged software, when the fraud enlists the Centers for Disease Control, the FBI and CIA, high-level plants within other agencies, state governors & attorneys general, the broadcast media, & social media — all to take down one man because he's the choice of the people — that's not "voter fraud."  It's an organized coup.  Are the Democrats that you know capable of this?  Could Pelosi, AOC, Swalwell and the rest pull this off?  Or are just politically-aligned order-takers, like our media and social media, from, likely, Soros and China, a pair that often work together because they share a common enemy?  Today's Democrats are controlled by far-left Alinskyites who produce tension & chaos, then blame capitalism, racism, & Trump.  Look what they did to us this year.  How many Americans did they isolate to sell the virus lie?  How much depression and loss of income did they cause?  How many breakups and divorces?  How many elderly people had to die alone to serve the Left's narrative?  They even suppressed the effective covid drug hydroxychloroquine for months — they kept medicine from people who needed it — solely because President Trump had said the drug was effective and they could not allow Trump to seem to be right about anything.  As noted, they suppressed the vaccine as well.  The party is no longer a political opponent; it is a US enemy and the most retrograde force in America.

You're It.  If the communists gain control, it won't be long before you will not be able to travel as you always have.  Checkpoints will ensure that you are permitted to travel, especially to other states and the conditions of travel in those states might vary wildly.  In some, you might have to quarantine for a period of time upon arrival.  This rules out a lot of civilian transcontinental travel.  This is part of the Green New Deal imposed through other means.  It also gives the government the right to restrict travel for purposes of political demonstration.  Private property will be eliminated.  That sounds ridiculous as I write it, but then so did the idea of shutting down the powerful American economy all because of a virus based on intentionally inaccurate death rates and wildly speculative ideas of how the virus spread.  The communists don't want private property or a middle class.  Those are means of self-sufficiency they cannot tolerate.  It sets a bad example and encourages people to live outside of their control.  They need a population that is reliant on them, in close quarters where they can be monitored by other citizens; citizens who will inform on them for any violation.

The Democrats' Road to Hell.  The ruling political class in Washington D.C. is always making matters worse through what appear to be appropriate solutions for serious problems facing the country.  Then when they don't work out as advertised many years after they've been implemented, they tell us that they've got the solutions for the newer, more serious problems that to the unsuspecting and unknowing public seem as if they came out of nowhere, and who are clueless as to how they began in the first place. [...] Government assistance has morphed from safety net to entitlement where there is no accountability for the failures of the ruling political class that perpetually creates problems, as well as government incentives to "right social wrongs" that do the same by distorting the marketplace in ways that are not good for anyone.

Biden signals that he's planning to double down on climate madness.  Joe Biden announced Monday [12/28/2020] that carbon emissions threaten "the very existence of our planet."  Biden, of course, does not mean that the space rock that is earth will immolate; he means life will die.  No matter what he means, though, Biden is wrong (again).  This post introduces five pieces of evidence showing that the earth and mankind will survive (although we can always be better stewards of our earth) and that the green movement is invariably wrong because its focus is money, power, and the end of modern (and especially American) civilization.  During a press conference today, Biden spoke about the need for America once more to subordinate herself to the rest of the world.

Rep.-elect Victoria Spartz, raised in Soviet country, says it's 'crazy' for Americans to want socialism here.  Rep.-elect Victoria Spartz grew up in Soviet-controlled Ukraine and saw the "misery" that occurs when socialism fails.  So the incoming GOP representative is alarmed by how the left, especially young people, have embraced socialism here in America as a solution.  She left Ukraine at the age of 21 for America for the promise of love and new opportunities.  Yet 21 years later, Spartz says her journey has come "full circle" as socialism is again at her doorstep.  "[I'm] going full circle in my 42 years of life.  It's unbelievable for me," Spartz, R-Ind., told Fox News in a recent interview in Washington.  "Of all of the countries in the world, our country put so much against this utopic socialistic idea that it's crazy for me to see how quickly we made the turn to the left."

November 2020: The Good Points:  The Presidential election of November 2020 was an unmitigated disaster to any sane-thinking person concerned with the good of America.  While unintellectual, style-obsessed political simpletons cheer the outcome based strictly on emotional rooting interests, intelligent individuals who are more concerned with full employment, energy independence, military readiness and border security than identity politics, racial/gender quotas and the microaggression du jour realize that a "Biden" administration will set American economic prosperity and social progress back by decades.  If the Democrats come into power, the government will pick the winners and losers and the country will devolve from a meritocracy to a selectocracy. [...] Under a progressive administration:
  •   Crime will increase as the police are defunded and bail/sentencing standards are relaxed and eliminated
  •   We'll get higher taxes, and have less disposable income
  •   Energy costs will increase as exploration and production are intentionally curtailed, leading to higher consumer prices across the board
  •   Progressives will refuse to "allow" life to return to normal, even after widespread dispensation of the COVID vaccines
Voters will see this all quite clearly and that's good.

If It's Biden, Expect Wholesale Rejection of American Core Values.  In this post-election scenario, a Biden administration is much worse than "unwanted" or "wrong-headed" policies. [...] If we have a new administration, we are also facing forced vaccinations and curtailment of property rights on an unimagined scale.  Critical Race Theory will be required in curricula in colleges and high schools.  Whites will be strongly pressured thereby to accept that there is endemic structural racism in our institutions, irrespective of what any individuals might think or feel, because of the inherent white privilege in American and Western civilization.  There will be national gun policy, national nutrition policy, national electric and gas controls (not state regulatory agencies), and national gun confiscation (a few types of guns at first, then all guns).  National health care (private doctors only for the very rich) will be pressed upon us.

Trump: The American David.  There is no way that a majority of reasonably well-informed Americans can embrace what the Democrat Party has become — a party that has accommodated the radical Gang of Four's Islamo-Marxist hatred of America and aligned its interests with Antifa and Black Lives Matter — facilitating wholesale destruction of property and prolonged disruption of commerce in major cities across the country.  Winning an Electoral College majority was all but impossible without media dishonesty, omission and censorship, and massive vote fraud.  Should this presidential election stand, we should expect more attempted rule by Saul Alinsky's "ends justify the means" Rules for Radicals and Marxist-Leninist playbooks of class conflict and the vanguard's use of false flag causes and front groups.  Race, class, and gender would continue to be used to exploit and heighten societal division and further weaken America's already frayed social fabric, as well as to exacerbate white guilt and shake down institutions for funds to support their revolution.

Trump tweets out a video that sums it all up so we know what we're fighting.  One of the problems with what freedom-loving Americans face today is the immensity of what's happening.  All the pieces are in place, but they got into position so incrementally, we never noticed.  Still, there they are:  The left controls education, the media, corporate America, and large numbers of our most powerful politicians, including many Republicans.  To define terms, when we talk about these leftists, we are talking about people who have some overarching shared values.  They have disdain for our Constitution, which they view as either a dead letter or a "living" document that can be interpreted to mean everything but what it actually says.  They worship Nature with an irrational fervor not seen since pre-modern pagans made way for the Judeo-Christian doctrine.  They see humans — especially those who won't fall in line — as parasitical organisms destroying Gaia.  "Scientists" are their clergy and human sacrifice, via the mechanics of the New Green Deal, is their goal.

How Progressives Are Dismantling America's Foundation.  Progressives, as evidenced by their compulsive dependency on government, maintain that government should be as large and as powerful as necessary to implement social, economic, and environmental justice.  The government, especially at the federal level, is viewed as the first resort in resolving social and economic problems such as health care, education, unemployment, housing, poverty, and the environment.  The Green New Deal, which will cost trillions of dollars, is the largest, most expensive proposed government expansion in history.  It would use federal control to restructure utilities, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture, society, and the economy.  Similar proposals include taxpayer-funded health care, taxpayer-funded childcare, taxpayer-funded college education (at state colleges), a minimum guaranteed income, slavery reparations, and even taxpayer-funded internet service.  These programs promote an uncontrollable dependency on government that is diametrically opposed to the Founders' vision of America.

Joe Biden:  "Public Colleges and Universities Are Going to be Tuition-Free For Families Earning Less Than $125,000".  78-year-old Joe Biden on Wednesday [12/23/2020] announced his 'nominee' for Secretary of Education.  As usual, virtually no one watched Joe Biden's press conference on Wednesday but we're supposed to believe he got 81 million votes.

How Should a Christian Support Trump?  [Scroll down]  If you're unbothered by the prospect of a man with whom the Chinese communists and Iranian mullahs both are happy, you deserve a Biden presidency.  If you sympathize with the absurd notion that Basement Joe, who has sniffed more females' hair than a San Francisco hairdresser, is the more decent option, be aware that he's already promised both the homosexual lobby and Planned Parenthood that each is going to be his Number 1 priority.  Perhaps you're unaware the abortion crowd fully intends to legalize killing babies up to and even after the moment of birth and force taxpayers to pay for it, and that homosexual "rights" advocates are joined by the God-hating "secular" lobby in openly calling on Biden to persecute people of faith.  Elections have consequences, as did Trump's and Obama's, big time.  If you are bothered in the least by the idea that a national election may have been rigged, what makes you think that if they get away with it on this scale right in your face that they will ever allow fair and free elections again?

Fighting On.  There has been cheating in U.S. presidential elections previously — the Adams/Jackson matchup in 1824, Hayes/Tilden in 1876, and Kennedy/Nixon in 1960 — but the difference with those is that there was no ideological component.  The Democrats today are not simply out to win an election by any means necessary.  Along with that, they have a long-term plan that the One called "the transformation of America," today subsumed under something called the "Great Reset."  We all know what this is about: left-wing totalitarianism under another name.  The Green New Deal will take away our jobs, our transportation, our homes.  BLM will remove our stature as the inheritors of western civilization.  Antifa groupthink will take away our democracy and our constitutional rights, from freedom of speech to the right to bear arms.  We needn't go on.  You get the picture.  That's what it's about.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: 'I like to say very bluntly, our mission is to redistribute wealth'.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) reiterated to his constituents Friday, "I like to say very bluntly, our mission is to redistribute wealth," a declaration he has made before although he recognized that "a lot of people bristle at that phrase."  During a press conference, de Blasio began by voicing his support for the findings of a recently-concluded investigation by the city that determined the NYPD "made a number of key errors that likely escalated tensions and a potential for violence" during the protests following the death of George Floyd.  He promised the police department would be reformed.  "The COVID era has taught us that so clearly, and we need to do better and we will," de Blasio said.

Bill de Blasio bluntly declares that he has been working to 'redistribute wealth' in NYC school systems.  Mayor Bill de Blasio asserted Friday that a redistribution of wealth was vital in helping end the structural racism plaguing New York City schools.  Speaking during a COVID-19 news conference, de Blasio shared that from the 'very beginning,' he tried to focus on 'equity and excellence' when working on education in the Big Apple.  He described the work he did as part of the efforts to 'profoundly change the distribution of resources.'  'I like to say very bluntly our mission is to redistribute wealth,' de Blasio declared.  'A lot of people bristle at that phrase and that is in fact the phrase we need to use.'

Democrats ditch 'defund the police' slogan, but not necessarily policy principles.  With the 2020 campaign season over, the message is clear from the upper echelons of the Democratic Party:  "Defund the police" is not the message that they want to communicate to voters.  Former President Barack Obama warned in an interview earlier this month that "you lost a big audience the minute you say it."  President-elect Joe Biden in a private meeting last week, according to audio obtained by the Intercept, said, "That's how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we're talking about defunding the police."  But behind the debate on semantics and public-facing messaging, Democrats are not necessarily abandoning the stated principles behind the slogan:  Using mental health workers to respond to police calls or funding social services rather than military-grade police equipment, for instance.

Robin Hood socialism:
Tulsi Gabbard:  Redirect Profits from Corporations Allowed to Remain Open to Small Businesses Forced to Close.  A plan by Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) would redirect excess profits from multinational corporations allowed to remain open during the Chinese coronavirus crisis to small businesses that have been forced to close due to economic shutdowns.  Gabbard released legislation on Friday [12/18/2020], known as the Pandemic Crisis Excess Profits Tax, to ensure that corporations such as Amazon, Facebook, Walmart, and Google are not profiting off economic shutdowns that have helped clear the market of their competition.

Biden's Massive Tax Hikes Inevitable if Democrats Win Georgia Senate Races.  All eyes are on the Georgia Senate run-offs races to be decided on January 5, 2021.  The stakes couldn't be higher, especially for those considering their pocket books, their small businesses, and their financial futures.  Georgia should be on the mind of every American taxpayer — especially every small business owner.  President-elect Joe Biden plans massive tax hikes that could hit nearly every American's bank account.  Small businesses, in particular, could get socked with much higher taxes.

Kamala Harris's 4 Biggest Threats Facing America:  Coronavirus, Recession, Racial Injustice, Climate Change.  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris posted a video on Twitter Tuesday [12/15/2020] thanking her supporters and promising that she and President-elect Joe Biden would confront the "four existential threats" facing the nation — coronavirus, the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, racial injustice and climate change.

The Editor says...
None of those are existential threats.  Coronavirus isn't nearly as serious it is depicted in the news media; "the economic downturn caused by the pandemic" is almost entirely the fault of lockdowns imposed by power-crazed over-reacting Democrat tyrants; "racial injustice," if it exists at all, is sporadic — hardly an existential threat — unless "racial injustice" includes affirmative action and reverse discrimination; and "climate change" is a non-issue because there is no extraordinary climate change.

David Perdue:  Jon Ossoff, Democrats 'Hiding Their True Platform' on Defunding the Police, Amnesty.  Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) told Breitbart News on his campaign bus that Georgia Senate Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock as well President-elect Joe Biden are "hiding their true platform" on defunding the police and amnesty for illegal aliens, which he said would make suburban families and Georgians less safe.  Perdue spoke to Breitbart News as a conversation between Biden and civil rights leaders leaked, during which Biden urged civil rights leaders to think about whether they would want to discuss police reform before the January 5 Georgia runoffs, as it might lead to Democrats being labeled as pro-defund the police.  However, Biden did promise that he would guarantee a "full-blown commission" to address police reform.

Eliminating Filibuster Would Allow Left to Accomplish Extreme Agenda.  Most of what you've heard about the left's extremist agenda is true.  It hasn't been exactly quiet about it.  The radical left, which is now setting the agenda for the incoming White House and at least one chamber of Congress, is intent on imposing a government takeover of the health care system, implementing the job-killing Green New Deal, and packing the Supreme Court.  And that's just for starters.  There is, however, one thing preventing the left from getting its way and fundamentally reshaping America: the Senate filibuster.  The filibuster is a central part of Senate tradition that's been around for centuries.  It's a rule that ultimately requires 60 votes in order to pass legislation, and was designed to encourage moderation and counter the House of Representative's majoritarian impulses.

Democrats coming after President Trump's efforts to advance religious freedoms.  Secular Democrats are urging Joe Biden to fight what they have described as a "national security threat," "Christian nationalism" and the "Trump administration's actions to advance religious freedom."  Last month, the Secular Democrats of America PAC presented Biden with a 28 page agenda of their recommendations, including eliminating the country's officials motto of "in God we trust."  The group argues the current motto is not "inclusive" of non-religious people or a secular political ideology.  In public addresses, President Trump has claimed he does not serve political organizations, but rather the people and God.

Can We Survive the Coming Socialism?  The Ocasio-Cortezes and Bernie Sanderses and Kamala Harrises of the world already have grand plans to take this country in the direction of Cuba and Venezuela, and now there will be very little to stand in their way... politically, anyway. [...] There is an entire generation, multiple generations really, that have been taught that capitalism is evil and that socialism and communism are the answer to all of society's problems.  These mindless drones have issued forth like locusts from our colleges and universities to spread their madness around the country.  No longer do they mature out of this idiocy as they encounter the harsh realities of life like they once might have.  No, partly because of social media that censors any facts that threaten their myopic worldview and partly because their parents have raised them in a world where they are never challenged, these snowflakes are very unlikely to ever see the horrifying truth about socialism.

The Fight Will Continue.  [Scroll down]  All of these various names have aggregated themselves under the "big tent" of the Democrat party.  There is a kaleidoscope of ideologies from the Muslim Brotherhood to Greens and Communists but the three largest and most often cited groups are liberals, progressives and socialists.  Leaving aside the serious and unresolved argument that liberal is not the correct term in any way for what passes for the ideologies that predominate in that party, there is one core belief that they all have in common.  In one way or another, they believe that human life can be perfected through government.  They make it sound good by painting the benefits of government control with soothing words — equality, security justice — they leave out the part about the government the bullying involved.  Liberals think that Social Justice can be achieved by passing laws to govern every aspect of social and personal interaction.  Socialists believe that it is a legitimate governmental responsibility to see that no matter how hard one works, how intelligent one is or even how lucky one has been, that person must not have a vastly better position or wealth than anyone else.

Republicans [are] Pushing Themselves Off the Cliff.  [Scroll down]  If Democrats can steal one presidential election, they can certainly steal another one, and enough Congressional elections for a permanent Democrat majority in the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government.  Elections will no longer matter as the winner will be preordained by the ruling class.  Democrats can add states to the union, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and a split California, giving them a solid Senate majority.  Eliminating the filibuster, as promised, will make Republican objections to any bill or nomination irrelevant.  A stacked Supreme Court, as also promised, will allow the left to rewrite the Constitution to suit Bernie, AOC, and George Soros, rather than Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison.  Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal will soon be the law of the land, as will open borders and tens of millions of new Democrat constituents.  Expect a carbon tax as we sign on to the Paris Climate Accord.  Iran will be back to building nukes and China will control of most of corporate America.

California Democrats pressure Biden and Congress to abolish ICE.  California Democrats hope to push the incoming Congress and Biden administration to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the coming year with a new state bill.  Democratic lawmakers in the California Assembly and Senate introduced this week the Abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bill, a joint resolution that calls for the federal agency at the Department of Homeland Security to be shuttered.  A state legislature does not have the legal ability to take apart a federal agency — only Congress has that authority.  Two assemblymembers who spoke with the Washington Examiner believe Democrats in Washington are motivated to move on the liberal wish list item now.  "The only way we can move past the real damaging impact of ICE is to completely get rid of it and move on.  I think with the Biden administration, there's an opportunity to do that," said Assemblyman Ash Kalra, one of 15 co-authors.  "We're calling on Congress to act in conjunction with the federal administration."

Lawmakers tell Biden to rescind border wall contracts, military money for wall.  A South Texas Congressman has gotten several lawmakers to sign off on a letter asking President-elect Joe Biden to rescind border wall contracts and other aspects with the controversial 730-mile project started by the Trump administration, Border Report has learned.  U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, on Wednesday [12/9/2020] sent Biden a letter asking that the new administration rescind the national emergency declaration and reprogrammed funding; direct the Department of Justice to dismiss all condemnation suits; terminate for convenience all current and pending Army Corps of Engineer contracts; and rescind Homeland Security waiver authority relating to the construction of new border barriers.

Kamala Harris Vows Amnesty in First 100 Days, Restarting Immigration from Exporters of Terrorism.  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) detailed Democrat Joe Biden's plans to drastically reopen various routes of migration to the United States, including an amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and a restart of immigration from countries that export terrorism.  During a brief, pre-recorded speech at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Harris said she and Biden are focused on undoing President Trump's reforms that sought to protect American citizens from security threats and the national workforce from unfair foreign competition.

Yes, Dems Still Plan on Investigating Trump and His Admin If Biden Actually Wins.  Though Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said he does not support continuing investigations into President Donald Trump and his administration if he actually becomes the White House occupant, it appears as though members of his party have a different idea.  Because today's Democratic Party is replete with vindictive, unhinged, and perpetually angry lunatics, Nancy Pelosi's House is reportedly going to continue probing the president and members of his administration if they are forced out next month, despite the fact that he has been under investigation since before he took office.

Setting the Stage for Revolution.  This is what makes current events in America both interesting and dangerous.  The various pieces of the puzzle that is liberal democracy are not working.  The media, for example, is nothing more than the public relations department for the narrow cabal that is currently running the empire.  The people who used to claim that "democracy dies in darkness" are now demanding censorship and speech laws.  Both political parties now compete with each other for the love of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and global interests.  Democrats, for example, are promising to amnesty tens of millions of illegal aliens, while the Republicans promise to give unlimited helot labor to the tech oligarchs.  Exactly no one voting in either party wants any of this, but it does not matter as the issue will never be put to the voters anyway.  Of course, what is put before the voters does not matter, as no one now has any trust in the election system.

City Council Budget Committee approves Safety for All Budget Plan that would redirect funds from MPD.  Monday [12/7/2020], the Minneapolis City Council Budget Committee approved amendments to the proposed 2021 budget from the Safety for All Budget Plan that was proposed by a number of council members.  The amendments would redirect $7.77 million meant for the police department to "other approaches to preventing violence and building community wellbeing."  If passed, the Safety For All Budget Plan would redirect some emergency calls to other departments, build a non-police mental health crisis response and violence prevention programming in the city.

Seattle City Council Poised for a Breakthrough in Eliminating Most Property Crime — Make It Legal.  Two months ago Seattle City Councilwoman Lisa Herbold proposed legislation under the guise of a budget bill that would, for all practical purposes, eliminate the prosecution of approximately 90% of all misdemeanor crimes in Seattle through the creation of an affirmative defense to conviction of "duress" stemming from poverty, homelessness, substance addiction, or mental illness. [...] But the proposal from Herbold would create a complete defense of "duress" to misdemeanor criminal charges for any criminal defendant who can show they fit into one of the "exempt" classifications.  By one estimate it is likely that that 9 out of 10 criminal misdemeanor cases filed by the City Attorney's Office would be subject to such a defense, and as a practical matter, charges would never get filed in the first instance.

Democrat senators are trying to backdoor the Green New Deal.  No matter what former Vice President Joe "I am the Democratic Party" Biden says, the Green New Deal ("TGND") is fully incorporated into the Democrats' platform. [...] Reading backward through time, TGND is also the essence of these related documents:  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015) (the UN's SDGs), which redeveloped and expanded the UN Millennium Declaration (2000) (the MDGs), the Kyoto Protocol (1998), and Rio's UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992).  In Congress, TGND has been in committee since February 2019.  As is true for all these other proclamations of intent, it will never be honestly adopted nor effectively implemented.  Thank goodness for that.  The critical evaluations of its potential cost and uncertain benefit eventually caused every Senator who co-sponsored it to back away when given the opportunity.  But they've not given up.  No, they are sneaking it by bits and pieces into other legislation, hoping that, eventually, TGND will permeate the laws, policies, and budgets of our country.  The most recent example is Core Booker's, Elizabeth Warren's, and Kirsten Gillibrand's draft "Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020."

Joe Biden:  Unity, Fraud, and Power.  Biden wants us to unify behind a national economic shutdown at the same time his ideological compatriots around the world are calling for a "Great Reset" after which capitalism will be somehow reformed in order to be fairer and more environmentally responsible.  Under what specific delusion can anyone believe that is possible?  He wants to unify America under an energy policy that sends utility rates and fuel prices skyrocketing and destroys millions of American jobs while re-yoking us to Middle East control of the energy sector, because the far Left in his party has fantasies of a communistic Green New Deal.  And he thinks this is realistic?

Free money for everyone — except the capitalist landlord.
Omar renews push to 'cancel rent and mortgage payments' during pandemic.  With an eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September set to expire at the end of the month, and Congress and the White House still unable to pass a new coronavirus relief bill, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has renewed her push for legislation that would cancel mortgage and rent payments through the duration of the pandemic.  In April, Omar originally introduced legislation that would cancel all mortgage and rent payments during the pandemic, a position pushed by activists across the country.  The plan includes a relief fund for landlords and mortgage holders to cover losses incurred from missed payments.  "Congress has a responsibility to step in to stabilize both local communities and the housing market during this time of uncertainty and crisis.  In 2008, we bailed out Wall Street," Omar said.  "This time, it's time to bail out the American people who are suffering."

Georgia On My Mind.  In its not-too-distant past, the Democratic Party had two wings.  It was strongly anti-Communist, nationalistic, and many of its members were people of committed religious faith.  JFK believed in the creed of "American Exceptionalism" as much as Ronald Reagan.  Today's Democratic Party still has some old-style pro-union liberals who salivate over the prospect of expanding entitlements but what it doesn't have any longer is a conservative wing.  If it can be said to still have two wings at all they are a socialist wing and a socialist-lite wing.  Some of their leaders like Bernie Sanders, would openly nationalize our economy under direct government control and others like Elizabeth Warren, who would allow capitalists to create the wealth and then rob them of it.  This is why the runoff elections for the U.S. Senate in the state of Georgia are of supreme importance.  The disaster of electing Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would be the absence of a conservative brake on the runaway train of left-wing policies.

Despite Barr, Georgia Voter Fraud Investigation Continues.  [Scroll down]  Nevertheless, this is not great news to the president who arrives here in Georgia Dec. 5 for a rally.  Talk radio hereabouts seems obsessed with what he will say, everyone chiming in with an opinion.  Basically, this goes on a sliding scale from those who think Trump has the right to insist on a fair election and should say virtually anything he wants about the presidential race (the "Let Trump Be Trump" people) to those who say he should focus exclusively on the senatorial election, because the future of the nation depends on the victory of Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.  If they lose, Puerto Rico and D.C. will soon become states, moving the United States inexorably toward a one-party country, something no one but a totalitarian should want.

If the Elections are Stolen, the Biden Nightmare Begins.  Immersed as we are in President Trump's efforts to wrest victory from a sinister collection of fraudsters, we're understandably sparing little time to consider what happens if addled Joe Biden's handlers get away with stealing the elections. [...] Should Biden's handlers take hold of the levers of power in the executive branch, all bets are off.  These assorted swamp creatures know they'll have 48 months to cement their grip on the federal government and begin the Great Reset.  They'll rule by executive order, if necessary, and dare the federal courts and the GOP Senate — if Republicans hold the Senate — to stop them.  If Democrats brazenly steal the presidency, why wouldn't that embolden them to try to steal the rest?  A Biden/Harris presidency could be the most conflict-ridden and destructive four years in the nation's history, save for the Civil War.

2008 Redux?  According to his own words, Obama planned to bring about radical changes to American society. Here's a partial list of his intentions:
  •   Nationalization of health care.
  •   Massive tax increases, sharply indexed.
  •   Cap & Trade and other crippling societal maneuvers aimed to avert or ameliorate imminent and severe — but unsubstantiated — climate change calamities.
  •   Drastic reduction of the military, an end to overseas deployments and the subjugation of American foreign policy interests to international "opinion."
  •   Legalization of illegal aliens, and policies intended to foster more of them.
  •   Massive federal spending to address "societal needs."
  •   Crippling new federal regulations to regulate (i.e., overregulate) American business.
  •   Card check and other favored programs to elevate the power of unions.
  •   Change of tone involving acknowledgment of enormous crimes committed by the USA against peoples of color, indigenous peoples, and victims of foreign colonization.
Joe Biden and various leading figures in the Democratic Party, promise those and much more:
  •   If not nationalization of health care, then at least a national health care "option" — which of course will destroy private or employer sponsored insurance.
  •   Pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices.
  •   Add two new, guaranteed Democratic, states.
  •   Abolish the Electoral College.
  •   Defund the police, drastically reduce criminal prosecutions and empty the prisons.
  •   Gut — if not eliminate — the Second Amendment.

The Hijacking of the 2020 Election and the Hate America Strategy.  There is a consensus that American society in 2020 is more polarized than at any point in the nation's history.  If Joe Biden is inaugurated as President thanks to an irrefutably fraudulent and choreographed election, then this polarization is irreversible and will ultimately lead to a permanent fracturing of the country as the central government will be deriving its power from usurpation and not from the consent of the governed.  The sixty-year crusade of the American left and its Hate America Strategy, conceived to facilitate the ultimate transformation of the nation, will have succeeded in ways they never could have imagined.

Doug Ross: Policy position cheat sheet
Color-Coded Cheat Sheet:  Democrat vs. Republican Policy Positions.  (This is just a portion of it.  Click on the image to see the whole thing.)


Whole Foods CEO: Socialism means 'trickle up poverty' that 'impoverishes everything'.  Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey argues that socialism is a failed system that "impoverishes everything."  Referring to the criticism of "trickle down economics," Mackey said socialism means "trickle up poverty."  "We have to recognize that some of the progressive insights are important and they shouldn't go away, but we can't throw out capitalism and replace it with socialism, that will be a disaster," he said during a discussion on Tuesday organized by the American Enterprise Institute.  "Socialism has been tried 42 times in the last 100 years, and 42 failures, it doesn't work, it's the wrong way.  We have to keep capitalism, I would argue, we need conscious capitalism."  Mackey said businesses and corporations in a capitalist system are often misunderstood.

Round 2 of the Great Trump War Sets the Stage for Round 3.  [Scroll down]  It appears from his early selections for senior administration positions that Joe Biden wishes to resurrect the bland, soft Left, apologetic and elitist posturing of the Obama years:  vanishing red lines, petulant withdrawals, temporizing with ISIS, truckling to Iran and its terrorist protégés, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis; blissful ignorance of the Chinese challenge, and indulgence of the slacking of "allies" graciously accepting an American military guarantee while Americans pay for the defense of Western Europe, which is perfectly able to defend itself.  It looks like endless schmoozing while America's pockets are picked.

Paris climate treaty puts America last.  Here we are in the midst of a once-in-a-half-century pandemic, with the economy flattened, millions of people unemployed, and unrest on the streets of our cities.  And President-elect Joe Biden says that one of his highest priorities as president will be to reenter the Paris climate accord.  President Trump kept his "put America first" promise and pulled the United States out of this Obama-era treaty.  Biden wants us back in.  Why?  Paris is an unmitigated failure.  You don't have to take my word for it.  National Geographic, a supporter of climate change action, recently ran the numbers and admitted in its recent headline:  "Most countries aren't hitting 2030 climate goals."  That's putting it mildly.  Most haven't even reached half their pledged target for emissions reductions.

Thankful for the Rights That Democrats Want to Take Away.  This ungodly Chinese Bat Flu has brought out the worst in a lot of people, most of them Democrat elected officials.  There have been some Republican transgressors as well, but the majority of the bad actors have been liberal leaders in traditionally liberal states and cities.  Basic rights have been getting trampled upon in the name of public health. [...] The plague has amplified leftist assaults on the First Amendment.  We know that if a Democrat returns to the White House the Second Amendment will be under assault.  Democrats hate due process.  So many things in the Constitution that we have enjoyed and taken for granted for so long are being assailed by people who purport to be freedom-loving Americans, many of whom hold some of the highest positions in government.

This is War.  We are at war with enemies of liberty, domestic and foreign.  Domestic enemies are now pressing relentlessly. [...] This war is much more than disputes over fraudulent elections, though that would be cause enough.  The Democratic Party is a means.  The new war has been imagined, developed, and phased in over decades by the left.  It's unconventional, asymmetric, and cunning.  It's insidious, and has been about stealth and infiltration more so than outright confrontation — until this year, when state shutdowns have been imposed to test the limits of tyranny... to gauge the level of tolerance of unconstitutional centralized rule over a free people.  Targeted violence has been employed in cities to engender angst, a sense of helplessness, and, consequently, to demoralize us.  The left's warfare — underwritten by coastal plutocrats, chiefly — is comprehensive.  The target now are our politics.  The aim is to capture our national and state governments.  Dominating the means of government nearly ensures its ends, which have nothing to do with our freedoms.  Capturing governments is an endpoint — the crowning achievement in the left's long march.

"Burn It Down".  American cities are entering a period of chaos.  Protests and riots have dominated headlines, but beneath the surface, activists are launching an unprecedented campaign to overthrow the traditional justice system and replace it with a new model based on a radical conception of social justice.  In Seattle, where this campaign may be most advanced, activists have crafted a narrative about police brutality, mass incarceration, and punitive justice that leads to a natural sequence of solutions:  "abolish the police," "divest from prisons," and "defund the courts."  Over the past three decades, the city's radical-progressives have seized control of municipal government — with the notable exception of the criminal-justice system, which they see as the final obstacle to total control.  If they can dismantle it, activists believe, they can bring about their transformation of society.

Bloomberg Editorial:  Canceling Student Loan Debt Is A Bad Idea.  Bloomberg News published an editorial today arguing that canceling student loan debt would "backfire on Biden." That's because while it purports to be a progressive step forward and is backed by Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, canceling student debt (or some portion of it) really winds up mostly benefitting people at the top.

If Biden pushes US back to Paris accord, climate change won't get better.  In 2015, the Obama administration entered the Paris Agreement.  Unlike treaties, which must be ratified by the US Senate, the Paris Agreement is "voluntary":  Each signatory nation vows to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions sometime in the future.  China, for example, whose emissions have been increasing rapidly and which in 2019 accounted for 30 percent of global carbon emissions, has "promised" to start reducing its emissions by 2030.  In that respect, the Paris Agreement is no different than those of us who each year, after our excesses during the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season, promise to lose 10 pounds in the coming year. [...] All of which is to say that the Paris Agreement's lofty goals are unlikely to be met.  Worse still, even if they are met, the accord will have been as successful at "solving" climate change as King Canute was at holding back the tide.

Report: Biden's Gun Tax Plan Would Cost Gun Owners $34 Billion.  Joe Biden's plan to tax gun owners for the right to keep and bear arms could reach as high as $34 billion, according to an analysis by the Washington Free Beacon.  On the campaign trail, Biden made several promises relating to guns that he is going to have a hard time getting through Congress.  Assigning liability for gun deaths to manufacturers is only the tip of the iceberg.  Biden's far-reaching program would drive online gun retailers out of business, which would include retailers selling gun supplies.  It would force owners of AR-15s and other similar weapons to either sell them or register them with the government — paying $200 for the privilege.  The plan appears to harass and punish gun owners and manufacturers — simply because liberals hate guns.

Democrats Want $5.5 Billion Bailout of New York City's Illegal Population.  The coronavirus crash has completely impoverished New York City's huge illegal-migrant population, so it needs a bailout from billionaires, says a far left group of open border activists.  The advocacy group, Make the Road NY, wants to raise $5.5 billion from 120 New York billionaires to provide roughly $750 per week in aid for up to 1.2 million illegal migrants and their dependents.  Numerous Democratic legislators back the campaign.

How Much Damage To America Can Biden Do With His Energy Plan?  In truth, there's only one thing we can say for certain about [Joe] Biden's plans for energy, which is that they will have no effect whatsoever on the earth's climate, at least none that can be measured.  Even if you believe that human CO2 emissions are having a catastrophic effect on the climate (they aren't), and even if you believe that the U.S. can somehow achieve drastic reductions in its piece of those emissions (it can't), the fact remains that the U.S. provides only about 14% of world emissions.  Meanwhile, ongoing increases in emissions from developing countries will continue to swamp any modest decreases that the U.S. might hope to achieve.  Since the generally-used base year of 1990, while U.S. and European CO2 emissions have remained steady or declined modestly, global emissions have gone from about 22 Gt to 38 Gt per year.  Those huge increases come from the developing world, and global emissions are going to go right on increasing as places like China, India and Africa bring electricity, air conditioning and automobiles to their citizens.  If you think that those places agreed in the Paris Agreement to reduce their emissions, you are wrong — they did not; nor did they agree to stop ongoing increases.

Student Loan Forgiveness a Regressive Policy That Hurts Working-Class Americans.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are calling on the next administration to forgive $50,000 in student loan debt for every borrower through executive order, doing so, in Schumer's words, "with the pen as opposed to legislation."  As higher education scholar Preston Cooper writes, "At a cost of roughly $1 trillion, that might be the most expensive policy ever enacted by executive order."  Not only does such a proposal come with a breathtaking price tag for taxpayers, it's simply unfair.  Blanket loan forgiveness is regressive, rewards higher-earning graduate students, and sets a bad precedent for the future.

'The Squad' pushes Biden to cancel student debt — here's how they'd personally benefit.  The four progressive congresswomen known as "The Squad" have been some of the most vocal advocates pushing President-elect Joe Biden to cancel student loan debt during his first 100 days in office — and would be among dozens of members of Congress to financially benefit from such a policy.  Fifty-nine members of Congress reported owing student loans in their latest financial disclosures published last year, including Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.  Collectively, the 59 lawmakers with student loan debt owe at least $2.4 million.  Both Ocasio-Cortez and Omar reported owing between $15,001 and $50,000 in student loans (federal lawmakers report a range for their finances, but not exact amounts), while Tlaib reported owing between $50,001 and $100,000 in law school loans.

Student loan forgiveness would be a bailout for elites.  American voters sent a clear signal in this election that while they are ready to move on from President Trump, they are wary of giving Democrats the power to impose a sweeping left-wing agenda.  In a best-case scenario for Democrats, the Biden administration will start with a smaller Democratic majority in the House and a 50-50 Senate.  If Republicans can win just one of the two Georgia Senate runoff races, Democrats will be stuck in the minority in the upper chamber.  Preparing for that possibility, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is urging President-elect Joe Biden to bypass Congress to wipe away student loan debt.  "I have a proposal with Elizabeth Warren that the first $50,000 of debt be vanquished, and we believe that Joe Biden can do that with the pen as opposed to legislation," Schumer said.

Schumer to include Upstate New York and Puerto Rico in statehood legislation.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is enduring criticism inside his caucus for a string of election losses under his leadership, is unlikely to gain a majority in the chamber this year.  But that isn't stopping the Brooklynite from advancing statehood legislation that would welcome Puerto Rico and Upstate New York as the 51st and 52nd States of the Union.  Schumer is not expected to pursue statehood for the District of Columbia in the bill, which is a far less popular and more politically polarizing proposition — seen as a crass political power grab that offensively privileges the already well represented citizens of the District who amply benefit from the federal government's economic largess.

Look how well this has worked out for France and Germany.
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Annual U.S. Refugee Target by 800%.  Joe Biden told the Jesuit Refugee Service this week that he plans to drastically increase the annual number of refugees taken in by the United States by over 800 percent of current figures.  While the Trump administration established a ceiling of 15,000 refugees for the current fiscal year, Biden said Thursday that he will raise that number to 125,000, Religion News Service (RNS) reported.

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The people that Joe Biden call "refugees" are the people I call Islamic terrorists and unskilled freeloaders.

Chaos on the border.  More than anything, it was "The Wall" that got President Trump elected four years ago.  Mr. Trump's willingness to tackle illegal immigration earned him unswerving devotion from voters, including Hispanics who live in the United States legally.  It also brought Mr. Trump unstinting vitriol from anti-American leftists and corporate interests who organize and bankroll the Democrat Party and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden's campaign for president.  Four years ago, the battle cry for Mr. Trump was "Build The Wall!"  Today, the battle cry from Democrats and their monied interests is:  "Mr. Biden, tear down that wall!"

Warren urges Biden to bypass Congress and cancel student loan debt.  Elizabeth Warren called on President-elect Joe Biden to bypass Congress and cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt, arguing that it could be a powerful economic stimulus tool for families still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.  "Biden-Harris can cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt, giving tens of millions of Americans an immediate financial boost and helping to close the racial wealth gap," the Massachusetts senator tweeted, referring to both the incoming chief executive and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  "This is the single most effective executive action available for a massive economic stimulus."

Note to readers south of the border:  "Immediately" starts no sooner than January 20, 2021, if it starts at all.
Biden to Open U.S. to 125,000 Refugees a Year Beginning Immediately.  One of the immediate effects of a Joe Biden presidency will be the near-complete reversal of President Donald Trump's America First immigration policies, to include his administration's approach to limiting the number of refugees allowed into the country.  At a time when Democratic and RINO governors are either continuing or reintroducing mandatory business closures and lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden — upon taking office in January, if in fact he does pull off an electoral victory one way or another — will reinstitute refugee admission programs on a grand scale.

Biden Prepares To Impose Sweeping Green New Deal Measures On America.  Last Saturday [11/7/2020], [Joe] Biden was unanimously declared as the winner of the 2020 election by a crooked media that ran interference for him throughout the campaign and coordinated to censor a late story on his son Hunter's abandoned laptop.  Nevermind that not one state has certified their elections or the courts have had a chance to rule on multiple legal challenges over irregularities and other fakery, forces that are behind the geriatric gaffe machine are going full speed ahead with their plans.  One of their top priorities is the imposition of socialism upon unsuspecting Americans by using the Green New Deal to capitalize on climate change doomsday scenarios as an excuse to completely remake society which includes controlling how citizens will be allowed to live their lives.

Joe Manchin Slams Fellow Dems' 'Crazy Socialist Agenda' amid Intra-Party Battle.  Senator Joe Manchin on Wednesday [11/11/2020] slammed efforts by progressive members of his party to slash police department budgets, saying the Democratic Party as he conceives of it does not have "some crazy socialist agenda."  "Defund the police? [...] I'm a proud West Virginia Democrat.  We are the party of working men and women.  We want to protect Americans' jobs & healthcare.  We do not have some crazy socialist agenda, and we do not believe in defunding the police," Manchin wrote in a tweet Wednesday evening.

Lockdown Joe:  Biden Wants Everyone To Live In Their Basement.  Should Joe Biden survive the election legal challenges ahead, he will roll into the Oval Office fully intent on doing what Democrats do — rob Americans of their liberty.  We have every expectation he will try to shut down the country, not because the coronavirus makes it necessary but because the oxygen of the political left is controlling other people's lives.  The Bongino Report tells us that Biden's coronavirus adviser is proposing a lengthy national shutdown to mitigate the spread as positive test results climb during the early weeks of the North American flu season.  "Under a Biden presidency (God forbid) we'd return right back to a full lockdown," writes Matt Palumbo, "and this time they're not pretending it'll only last 15 days."

Biden to freeze deportations, welcome illegals.  Here's yet another subject that I don't recall Joe Biden mentioning during the general election campaign.  Unlike the 2016 race, the subject of illegal immigration was barely an afterthought in this election.  But now that Joe Biden appears poised to become the 46th President, he's promising to undo even more of the progress achieved by Donald Trump in terms of enforcing the nation's immigration laws.  Not only does he plan to fully restore the Obama-era DREAMER protections, but he will declare a 100-day freeze on all deportations, even for criminal illegal aliens.  During that time he will be revising the guidelines for ICE as to which illegals can be deported, rolling back the gains we've made on that front over the past four years.

Joe Biden will stop building Trump's wall as soon as he is sworn in but will leave barrier intact.  Joe Biden will immediately halt construction of Donald Trump's southern border wall as soon as he is sworn into office, but will leave whatever has already been built in place.  So far, Trump's administration has spent $15 billion on adding to and reinforcing areas with existing barriers and building brand new 30-foot-tall bollard fencing.  While 400 miles of these see-through black metal slats have been built, only 12 miles of the border did not have some sort of existing barrier before construction commenced, The Dallas Morning News noted in a report Wednesday evening [11/11/2020].

Under A Biden Administration, Expect An Explosion In Illegal Immigration.  One of the big changes we should expect under a Joe Biden administration is an explosion of illegal immigration and a renewed crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The reason for this is simple: the immigration and border policies the Trump administration has put into place over the past four years have succeeded in driving down illegal immigration, and Biden has promised to reverse nearly all of them.  Throughout the campaign, Biden was forthright about his plans to dismantle Trump's immigration and border security agenda.  His team is now planning to carry out those plans, including a 100-day moratorium on deportations, directives to curtail arrests of illegal immigrants, and a full restoration of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

GOP Senator:  Nothing to Worry About Unless You're a Taxpayer, Parent, Cop, Gun Owner, Person of Faith, or Unborn Baby.  If the Democrats win run-off elections for two Senate seats in Georgia, the only people who have something to worry about are taxpayers, business owners, parents, cops, gun owners, people of faith, and the unborn," Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Fox News's "America's Newsroom" on Wednesday [11/11/2020].  "I can't overstate the importance of Georgia.  We have — if you count Alaska we're also going to win we have 50 Republican votes.  We need 51 to hold the majority.  It's going to be determined in Georgia.  What happens in Georgia is going to determine the future of the United States for the next four years," the senator said.

Rep. Clyburn: 'Defund the police' killed Democrats.  Rep. James Clyburn is the House Majority Whip.  Yesterday he told Axios that "defund the police" and other progressives slogans cost Democrats seats in the House and Senate.  "We were not able to discipline ourselves according to voter sentiment," Clyburn told Axios reporter Alexi McCammond.  He continued, "We keep making that mistake.  This foolishness about, 'You got to be this progressive or that progressive.'  That phrase — 'defund the police' — cost Jaime Harrison tremendously."

Joe Manchin digs in: 'Under no circrumstances' would break tie to nuke filibuster and pack court.  Joe Manchin said on Tuesday he is committed to voting against packing the courts or ending the legislative filibuster no matter what situation arises.  "Under no circumstances would I support packing the court or ending the filibuster if there is a 50-50 tie," said Manchin in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

CBS Presses Dems on Dropping Socialism, Being Moderate.  In a truly surprising move during Sunday's [11/8/2020] Face the Nation, CBS host Margaret Brennan pressed Democrats Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA) and Senator Joe Manchin (WV) on how the embrace of socialism by their party hurt them in down-ballot races in the 2020 election. [...] Just as she was about to finish her interview with Rep. Richmond, Brennan sprung her first question about the Democratic Party and socialism, citing comments from Biden campaign surrogate Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC).  "Your colleague whip Clyburn, on Fox, said recently 'defund the police and Medicare for all and socialism were albatrosses around our necks.'  He was talking about this last election."  "Do you agree that these messages that may actually have energized some progressive voters, some young voters, have ultimately hurt your party?  Is there a reckoning that needs to happen among Democrats," she wanted to know.  In his response, Richmond seemed to suggest that Democrats should do a better job of keeping their true intentions hidden from the public and then pushing the radical stuff after getting elected.

Report: Biden Planning Multiple Immediate Executive Actions to Reverse Many of Trump's Policies.  Notably, as reported by [the Washington Post 11/7/2020], Biden plans to undo the four following Trump policies, along with multiple others.
  •   An immediately [sic] repeal of the ban on almost all travel from some Muslim-majority countries.
  •   Reinstatement of the DREAM Act, which allows children who were brought to the United States illegally to remain in the country.
  •   Rejoining the Paris climate accords, and in addition reversing Trump's withdrawal from the World Health Organization which was slated to take effect in July 2021.
  •   In a nod to the whacked-out environmentalist crowd, Biden will also no doubt take executive action on "climate change," which he apocalyptically refers to as "the number-one existential threat to humanity."

Biden's first move as president-elect?  Mask mandate for all.  One of Joe Biden's first priorities as president-elect will be implementing mask mandates nationwide by working with governors.  The future 46th president, however, says if they refuse than he will go to mayors and county executives and get local masking requirements in place.  Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel believes that while masks are "the icing on the physical distancing cake" and should be worn properly both indoors and outdoors, especially when people are too close together, a more punitive approach to mask wearing may have the opposite impact of what the administration intends.  "I think masks are quite useful, but they have a place and they're not the be all and end all," Siegel said.  "I'm worried that mandating this with fines and such may actually lead to more of a rebellion against it."

Democrats unhappy.  Even as they steal the presidency, Democrats remain unhappy because they failed to steal the Senate.  They thought people would not split the ticket.  I did too.  We were wrong.  If you are going to stuff the ballot box, take the time to complete the whole thing. [...] In fact, most Americans detest the Democrat Party positions.  That is why Democrats are keeping their goals under the wraps until Inauguration Day.  With two Georgia Senate races being re-voted in January, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn ordered Democrats to shut up about their real plans.

Never Bring A Republican to a Street Fight.  We have one party in America that openly wants to fundamentally change our entire form of government into a one-party totalitarian state.  They plan to add several states to gain permanent control of the Senate.  They pitched adding enough justices to the Supreme Court to change it into a leftist legislative body of last resort.  They said the filibuster was toast.  If this is what these people want to do, and they said it, who among us thinks they plan to play by the rules when counting votes?  Is there anyone on the planet who doubts that when a Democratic state government in a critical electoral state stops counting votes when their party's opponent is ahead will open the morning discovering thousands of "found" votes?  What is so galling about this vote fraud is how completely transparent these Democrat state governments are about it.  You can bet they are laughing while saying "...well, it worked, didn't it?"

Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize hard drugs like cocaine and heroin.  A nationwide push to relax drug laws took a significant step forward Tuesday as voters made Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.  Meanwhile, five more states legalized marijuana for adults.  The drug measures were among 120 proposed state laws and constitutional amendments that were on the ballot in 32 states.  They touched on an array of issues that have roiled politics in recent years — voting rights, racial inequalities, abortion, taxes and education, to name a few.

Dems' dream of adding states and packing SCOTUS shattered by likely GOP retention of Senate majority.  Our descent to banana republic status has been postponed.  My nightmare scenario was that the Democrats would gain the power to add DC and Puerto Rico as states and pack the Supreme Court with enough new justices to approve anything they want, including limiting firearms to National Guard members, and deciding that whatever they call "hate speech" isn't protected by the First Amendment.  But for that to happen, they need to control the presidency (which may or may not happen), the House (which they appear to retain control of), and the Senate, which it looks like they have lost and therefore will be unable to abolish the filibuster.

The Good News Is That Biden Is Screwed, Even if He Wins.  The Republicans kept a Senate majority and reduced the Democratic majority in the House.  If Biden squeaks by, he will have no popular mandate, no Senate, and no help from the Supreme Court.  He won't be able to pass tax increases, big changes in health care, or his Green New Deal boondoggles.  He will have the same headaches confirming his favorite nominees as Trump did, and worse, as a Republican Senate casts a jaundiced eye at Biden's supporting cast.  The good news is that the election stymied the Democratic Party's plan for radical transformation of the United States into an Orwellian state enforcing political correctness, and turning the federal budget into a pinata for Democratic constituencies.  That's the genius of the American political system.  To make big changes you need either a big majority or a small majority for a very long time, and the Democrats have neither.

Vote No on 1984.  If we were to wake up in 2022, would we be more likely to see a 15-person Supreme Court, a Senate without a filibuster, a nation without an Electoral College, and an effort to admit two more states and with them four more senators if Joe Biden or Donald Trump were president?  Why would we blow up a nine-justice Supreme Court after 151 years, or a 233-year Electoral College, or a 170-year Senate filibuster, or a 60-year 50-state Union?  And why now?  What is the theme, the argument, the momentum for shattering these traditions, other than that progressives see them as ancient impediments to their radical ends?  Who, if president, would alter our ways of governance, and who would resist?  Why are the proponents of these radical changes to the way we are governed so fanatical and yet so quiet about their intentions?

Bidenomics' Shock Taxes.  Facing perhaps their most important election ever, Americans have much to worry about:  Urban riots and political violence, a loss of respect for our basic constitutional rights and American institutions, and the spate of socialist-inspired radical policy proposals from the Biden campaign.  Here's one more thing:  the ruinous taxes you'll have to pay for the left's socialist wish-list if Joe Biden wins.  A recent study by a group of highly regarded economists at the Hoover Institution, including two former members of the Council of Economic Advisers, found that the full panoply of Biden's policy proposals — Medicare for All, big tax hikes on the wealthy and the working poor, the massively expensive Green New Deal, and thousands of impending regulations — would have devastating consequences for the U.S. economy.  Why?  Not only would they destroy the economy's current renewed momentum, but they would require enormous tax increases on all Americans, businesses and individuals alike.

Biden Will Impose Highest Capital Gains Tax Rate Since Jimmy Carter in 1977.  Joe Biden wants to impose the highest capital gains tax rate since the Jimmy Carter era known for its economic stagnation.  Biden wants to take the current capital gains tax rate of 20 percent and double it to 39.6 percent.  That's the highest rate since 1977, when the highest possible capital gains rate was 39.875 percent.

Summarizing Joe Biden.  Biden's desire to "transition" the U.S. economy away from carbon fuels — oil and gas — by 2050 is entirely destructive.  Not only would it cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and about $5 trillion, it would — by relying on wind and solar power — make our power supply dependent on the weather.  Concomitantly, it would raise the cost of electricity tenfold.  In short, it would wreck our economy.

For Biden:  Three Strikes... You're Out!  [Scroll down]  Strike Two is Biden's reckless embrace of the far left, radical progressive wing of his party — especially the Equality Act and Critical Race Theory.  Biden has shouted out his determination to enact far left, radical progressive initiatives on "Day One" of his administration.  He will "end the Muslim Ban on Day 1."  He will "create a path to citizenship for 'dreamers,'" He will eliminate the Trump tax cuts; in fact, he will "double the tax and do that on Day 1," He will repeal liability protections for gun manufacturers.  He will strengthen the workers' unions, end homelessness and give transgenders additional rights.  He will restore Obama-era rules and regulations that Trump rolled back (including the Paris Climate Accord).  Most famously, Biden has promised to push the Equality Act that will force employers and workers to conform to the new sexual norms or lose their businesses and jobs.  Critical Race Theory training will be required from kindergarten forward, including in the workplace — this is the ideology whose central premise is that white supremacy is the evil foundation of western culture, history and law and is the source of social, cultural, and political problems.

Mark Levin: 'The Declaration of Independence and Constitution are on the ballot'.  Mark Levin warned Thursday [10/29/2020] on "Hannity" that the American experiment as we know it is on the ballot this Election Day.  The "Life, Liberty & Levin" host told Sean Hannity that despite threats from Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., that Democrats may pack the Supreme Court, the high bench "doesn't belong to Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi or the Democratic Party."  "Keep your [...] hands off the Supreme Court," Levin warned Schumer.  "That belongs to the American people ... Keep your hands off the United States Senate.  They've been talking about packing the Senate with [Washington] D.C. and Puerto Rico for years and years.  Now they think they have an opportunity."  Levin added that Biden is also likely to usher in a transformation of the Electoral College that would disenfranchise Middle America and "states that people want to live in."

Democrats Look to Slash Defense Budget in 2021.  The far-left wing of the Democratic Party hopes to slash the U.S. defense budget in the event of a Democratic sweep on Election Day, Politico reported Wednesday [10/28/2020].  The party's progressives reportedly want to cut the defense budget to compensate for an increase in domestic spending on issues like the environment and health care.  Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Mark Pocan (D., Wis.) said Democrats should take a "critical look" at the defense budget.  "It's a real unique opportunity to be able to both support funding for things that we think more directly support people in the country," said Pocan.  "At the same time, we can have a critical look at defense spending, which rarely gets any kind of critical look whatsoever."

Is there a law against an individual "causing climate change"?  Who wouldn't be guilty of that?
Joe Biden Wants to Jail Oil Executives for Causing Climate Change.  Joe Biden wants to jail oil executives for causing climate change, though he wants everyone to believe he does not intend to ban fracking, despite what he said in the Presidential Debate.  My question — when the police are defunded, who will Biden ask to slap on the handcuffs?

Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows to Push Socialist Agenda if Biden Wins.  For months, many on the Left have pledged that they will do everything in their power to make sure that if Joe Biden is elected president, his administration will be the most progressive ever.  Not too long ago, in mid-September, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said, "I think, overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues."  AOC's socialist sidekick, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), echoed similar sentiments in an interview with Chuck Todd in mid-August, "You know what, Joe Biden will become the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  And that, in this moment, is what we need," said Sanders.

Logically indisputable reasons why President Trump should be reelected.  If President Trump is defeated, America will never know the proportions of or the people responsible for the greatest breach of the Constitution in the country's history: the politicization of the intelligence agencies and of the FBI in an attempt to alter the 2016 presidential election, both before and after it occurred.  Nor will it ever be established whether the Biden family's receipt of millions from Russia, China, and Ukraine while Joe Biden was vice president constituted crimes, or just mere improprieties compounded by lies and disinformation.  Only a Trump victory would ensure that the whole concept of freedom of religion would not be bulldozed by such tyrannical outrages as requiring the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for the contraception and abortions of their students and employees; and only Trump's reelection will prevent the legalized infanticide of "aborting" newly born children judged at that late stage by their mothers to be disposable.

Is America Going To Let The Party Of Riots, Re-education Camps, Coups, Intolerance And Segregation Win The White House Tuesday?  Today's Democrats are defined by policy choices and actions that are not consistent with liberty and independence.  They are the party of:
  •   A coup attempt.
  •   Re-education camps.
  •   Riots.
  •   Intolerance.
  •   Segregation (through its support for Black Lives Matter and racially divisive policies in higher learning).
  •   Marxist indulgence. (see BLM again).
  •   Election fraud.
  •   Using government to punish political enemies.
  •   Reparations.
  •   A modern serfdom.
  •   The cancel culture.
  •   A job-destroying $15 minimum wage
  •   Dependence on government.
  •   Campus and workplace speech codes.
  •   Crackdowns on dissenting political views.
  •   Apologies for America being America.
  •   Coastal elitism.
  •   Crony capitalism.
  •   Miserable health care.
  •   More bureaucracy.
  •   Second Amendment infringements.
  •   Mandated masks.
  •   Nags, scolds, and shrill ideologues.
  •   Court packing.
  •   Smothering regulations.
The Democrats' plans also include robbing workers of their freedom; dictating Americans' choice of automobiles; forcing on the country a crackpot green energy plan that will severely damage the economy while providing zero environmental benefits; transforming the country into a socialist "paradise"; and establishing single-party governance.

The American dream vs. the dark winter.  [Scroll down]  Joe Biden, who has spent nearly a half-century not creating jobs or working in the private sector but working in politics, has also expressed willingness to potentially close the country again.  For businesses hanging on by a thread, another shutdown would be a crushing blow.  For those fortunate enough to survive another national shutdown, Biden's commitment to creating a national $15 minimum wage would likely be the straw that broke the camel's back.  Despite his claim to the contrary, Biden has repeatedly stated his desire to do away with fossil fuels, and yes, fracking.  With that, we could kiss goodbye America's energy independence, which would not only result in weakened national security and less reliable energy with higher costs but likely the loss of millions of well-paying American jobs.

Bidenomics threatens small business too.  After Joe Biden vowed to "transition" from oil, corporate America was put on high alert.  This is the same Joe Biden who previously voiced support for having fossil fuels "eliminated."  But the Biden agenda is not just a threat to the energy industry, or even Big Business in general.  Bidenomics means higher taxes and more regulations for businesses large and small.  In fact, small business would bear a disproportionately heavy burden under a Biden administration.  One example is a $15 federal minimum wage, which Biden supported again in the debate.  Grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are under immense pressure to not only retain jobs without cutting hours, but also to simply stay in business.  When revenue goes down, labor costs become more and more costly.  Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would only increase labor costs during a period of economic uncertainty, forcing job creators to make difficult choices — from slashing hours to laying off employees to closing altogether.

11 Trillion Reasons To Fear Joe Biden's Presidency.  By my calculation, there are at the very least 11 trillion reasons to worry about Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.  He's the odds-on favorite to beat incumbent Donald Trump on November 3.  Not only is the former vice president likely to win, but FiveThirtyEight predicts Democrats have a 74-in-100 chance of taking the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, meaning that he will have a great opportunity to deliver on all of his campaign promises, which add up to a mind-blowing total of $11 trillion in new federal spending over the coming decade.  His "platform is more liberal than that of every past Democratic nominee," writes The Washington Post.  That's bad news not just for the economy but for a wide range of libertarian concerns about things such as individual autonomy, free speech, school choice, and gun rights.

Boston Herald Endorses Trump:  Biden's Platform Is a 'Risky Love Letter to Social Justice Warriors'.  The Boston Herald formally endorsed President Trump for reelection one week from Election Day, describing Joe Biden's (D) platform as "a risky love letter to social justice warriors and those who believe capitalism is the root of all evil."  In a Tuesday endorsement penned by the editorial staff, the Herald recognized that the left's devotion has been, solely, to remove Trump from office — an objective it has held since 2016.  While Biden "allegedly offers a return to 'normalcy,'" the Herald asked, "But, what's normal in 2020?"

Joe Biden's dangerous, top secret 'foreign policy'.  Joe Biden has a foreign policy plan that is so secret no one knows what it is, not even Joe.  The Biden/Harris public statement speaks, predictably, with election language, about rebuilding the world's "trust" in and "respect" for America (read: not-Trump), a "middle class" foreign policy, and, of course, environmentalism.  It envisions replacing President Trump's successful sanctions on Iran with a return to the Obama/Kerry nuclear treaty, through which the U.S. provided billions in cash to Iran to support widespread terrorism, with little inspected and confirmed nuclear restraint by Iran in return. [...] It envisions a return to global environmental treaties that immediately cripple American business through a Green New Deal, while committing the American taxpayer to pay China, India and most of the Third World to pollute less ... sometime, maybe, in the future.

This is for all the marbles.  It's essential to recognize who the tyrants are in our midst and who they are not.  In this race, one candidate represents American sovereignty and Liberty.  The other represents the destruction of America and it's Constitution, to be replaced with socialism/communism.  Talk about cultural misappropriation!  It doesn't matter whether you think Joe Biden is a communist.  (At this point, I'm not sure he could articulate what he believes without help.)  The people with the power in the Democrat party are socialists and communists.  Some have admitted it, others have not. [...] The price you pay for what you think you desperately want is in the fine print or maybe it's not in the phony contract at all.  The promise to remove all your burdens, perhaps give you peace and quiet from the constant wrangling or give you something for nothing will require everything you have and hold dear.  Before you realize what you've done, you are enslaved.  Your individual free will has been snuffed out.  Sadly, history has shown again and again that this is not an overly dramatic characterization.

The Left's 'Long March Through the Institutions' Has Been Replaced by the Big Push.  Before returning to their role as natural leaders, progressives are apparently determined to ensure the populist upstarts never get a chance to spoil the broth again.  One of the apparent lessons from 2016 is that "hate" must not get a chance to pull another upset.  Precautions mooted against this eventuality include plans to expand SCOTUS, a grant of mass citizenship to illegal aliens, the offer of a socialized medicine option, the abolition of "fossil fuels" and perhaps ditching the electoral college.  The rebellion must not only be crushed, its leaders must be strung up as a reminder to others along the length of the Appian Way.  But inside the apparent progressive confidence in 2020 victory lurks a deep disillusionment in the former strategy of gradual but eventual takeover.  The "long march through the institutions," once guaranteed to work, spectacularly failed and has been replaced by the Big Push.  Progressives who spent the last five decades throwing woke pearls at swine will spend the next five decades trying to extirpate the ingrates.

Joe Biden's insane war on oil.  Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the last several decades — and drive it into the ground.  He would turn his back on the stupendous wealth represented by proven reserves of oil and gas in this country.  Rather than focusing on producing cheap, abundant energy — a key ingredient to human progress through all of human history — he would embark on the fool's errand of trying to adjust the world's thermostat 80 years from now.  After a 50-year effort to diminish our reliance on Middle Eastern oil, which has miraculously happened at last, Biden would force America to transition to solar and wind, industries currently dependent on Chinese supply chains.

Biden's federal fracking ban prompts warnings from big energy.  The oil and gas industry is doubling down on countering Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's promise to neuter fracking, which could upend America as an energy leader and eliminate thousands of jobs.  Biden said on Saturday [10/24/2020] that he supports a fracking ban on federal lands and waters, which account for 13% of the nation's natural gas production.  The comments came as he attempted to clarify remarks made at last week's debate that supported transitioning the U.S. away from oil.  On Monday, President Trump in a tweet, reminded voters that his plans would hurt jobs.

'60 Minutes' Host Tells Harris She Is The Most Far-Left Member Of U.S. Senate.  Harris Struggles To Respond.  Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) struggled to respond during a "60 Minutes" interview that aired on Sunday when she was confronted over the fact that she has been rated as the most far-left member of the U.S. Senate.  "You're very different in the policies that you've supported in the past," CBS News host Norah O'Donnell said.  "You're considered the most liberal United States senator."  "I — somebody said that and it actually was Mike Pence on the debate stage," Harris said as she laughed.  "Yeah.  Well, actually, the non-partisan GovTrack has rated you as the most liberal senator," O'Donnell responded.  "You supported the Green New Deal; you supported Medicare for All; you've supported legalizing marijuana.  Joe Biden doesn't support those things."

Biden Doubles Down on Promise to Raise Taxes Despite 66% of Voters, 57% of Democrats Wanting Cuts.  Democrat vice presidential candidate Joe Biden doubled down on his promise to raise taxes when he spoke to a room full of deep-pocket donors from Wall Street.  His declaration came just days after telling the country that he was going to kill the oil industry.  Biden told the room of high-priced donors that a Biden administration would see an across-the-board tax increase on corporation and those defined as wealthy by his advisers.  Biden's top advisers have crafted an aggressive tax-and-spend economic agenda that makes raising taxes their top and immediate priority.  His staff has indicated these tax increases will comes as legislation and happen almost immediately upon taking office.

Kamala Harris clangs a communist gong.  A vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris is a vote for communism.  There's no other way to paint it.  From Orlando just the other day, a jubilant Harris took the stage to scream, "Justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Economic justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Climate justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Health care justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Reproductive justice is on the ballot in 2020.  Criminal justice reform is on the ballot in 2020."  This is the language of communists.  This is the rhetoric of communist revolutionaries trying to jumpstart an uprising against corrupt, mismanaged, tyrannical government.  And the problem here, of course, is that America is far from corrupt, mismanaged, tyrannical.  In fact, the only tyranny that emerges in America's political systems are those run by the Democrats — the very party that Harris represents.

Biden's War on Oil Causing Headaches for Democrats in Tight Races.  At Thursday night's presidential debate, Joe Biden came out in support of eliminating the oil industry, albeit not overnight.  Previously, Biden had come out against fracking and fossil fuels.  But the Democratic nominee made it known on Thursday that he's in lockstep with AOC and the far left's plans to ban the entire industry, which close political observers already knew.  Biden's outing as an anti-oil candidate sent shockwaves across battleground states where Biden's fellow Democrats are in tight congressional races and are now having to explain away Biden's vow to eliminate oil.  Millions of jobs would be terminated if Biden wins the election and kills oil.

The Big Guy Strikes Out.  As Rush Limbaugh has said for years, most Americans don't like it when so-called progressives honestly divulge their vision for the nation.  It is always necessary for them to package their true intent in an unmarked brown box of moderation.  Biden was packaged as that brown box.  He actually is that brown box.  But while Biden himself might be an empty vessel representing do-nothing political corruption, the box is not empty.  It is filled and festering with radicals. [...] As things stand, with Biden in window-dressing alignment with a socialist party whose policy agenda he cannot articulate, they're going down with a candidate who embodies the worst instincts our political class has to offer, sprung fresh out of the most corrupt, scandalous, lawless administration in the nation's history.

Joe Biden calls climate change the 'number one issue facing humanity'.  Joe Biden declared climate change the "number one issue facing humanity" and vowed a national transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy that could create millions of new jobs.  "It's the number one issue facing humanity.  And it's the number one issue for me," Biden said of climate change during an episode of Pod Save America released Saturday [10/24/2020].  He was interviewed by Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama.  "Climate change is the existential threat to humanity," the former vice president said.  "Unchecked, it is going to actually bake this planet. [...]"

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What if global cooling happens first?

The Biden Family Green New Deal.  Some 90% of all US wells are now hydraulically fractured.  Fracked wells in shale formations open up vast supplies of oil, natural gas and petroleum liquids that previously were locked up and inaccessible.  Fracking conventional wells expands and prolongs production, leaving less energy in the ground.  Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, AOC, the Democrat Party and US environmentalists are determined to make climate change, the Green New Deal, and replacing fossil fuels with wind, solar, battery and biofuel power the centerpiece of their foreign and domestic policies.  They would ban fracking outright — or price and restrict it out of existence through a slow, painful death of a thousand regulatory cuts.  That would cost up to 19 million jobs and billions of dollars in annual royalty and tax revenues, send energy prices soaring, and end America's newfound status as the world's foremost oil and gas producer.

Joe Biden Promises Forced National Mask Mandate and Regulatory COVID Nightmare When Elected.  Earlier today those behind the Biden campaign dropped all pretense, openly having their candidate state publicly his intention to control the lives of all Americans using the authority of a weaponized federal government to advance national COVID-19 regulations.  As you watch this video from Biden's campaign today it is important to remember state government officials have already moved to define "essential businesses" and "essential workers" during the forced shut-downs.  That is going to become a bigger issue downstream; however, for now just watch closely what Joe Biden is saying here:  [Video clip]

A President Biden Would Be Disastrous on Energy.  In the business world, there's a saying that past performance is the best predictor of future results.  I believe that this saying holds true when it comes to the candidates for president of the United States and energy policy.  Consider the past four years under President Trump, a period during which promises made resulted in promises kept.  The United States currently enjoys energy independence and security, clean air and water, abundant natural gas, and affordable prices at the pump.  But if last night's debate is any indicator, a Biden victory would put an end to the energy prosperity the U.S. currently enjoys.  In admitting to the whole country that he would do away with the American oil-and-gas industry, Biden came out as a Green New Dealer.  And that means catastrophe for every American family.

Biden: OK to Frack for Natural Gas — Not OK to Burn It.  The "fracking" revolution has unleashed an incredible American energy boom over the past decade.  America is now the biggest producer of oil and gas in the world, beating Saudi Arabia and Russia.  Fracking has contributed to an economic revival in areas of the country once in freefall.  Pennsylvania is now second only to Texas in natural gas production, and Ohio is now fifth.  This has reduced air pollution by displacing coal.  Joe Biden wants a counter-revolution, but he does not want you to know about it.

Joe Biden Promises to Push Elected Officials into Issuing Mask Mandates Nationwide.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is promising that, if elected, he would urge state and local governments to issue mask mandates nationwide.  The Democrat nominee, who has shifted on his support for a federal mask mandate, told supporters in Delaware on Friday that it was vital for the government to implement a "national strategy to position our country to finally get ahead of this virus."  As part of the strategy, the former vice president promised not only to get a spending bill, that deals with both the economic and public safety aspects of the novel coronavirus, through Congress by January, but also to push for comprehensive mask mandates.

Donald Trump Will Ride a Coyote to Victory.  [Scroll down]  So we should all be [praying], for protection from the madness Democrats promise, and won't disavow:
  •   A Supreme Court packed to 15 or 21 members. [...]
  •   SCOTUS decisions that will overturn most of the First and Second amendments (i.e., Citizens United and Heller).
  •   New frivolous states in the Union, like Washington, D.C. [...]
  •   A senate without a filibuster cramming leftist giveaways and seizures down the throat of half the country.
  •   A Green New Deal socialist overhaul of our economy, shutting down fossil fuels and leaving us back in the 70s again to freeze in the dark.
  •   Ten or twenty million amnestied illegal aliens as newly minted Democrats.
  •   Fresh riots whenever the leftist mob gets frustrated at the slowness of our surrender.

Biden Declares He Would 'Transition' America Away from Oil Industry during Debate.  President Trump and rival Joe Biden sparred over environmental policy at the end of the presidential debate on Thursday, with Biden indicating he would "transition" away from dependence on oil.  "Would he close down the oil industry?" Trump asked.  "Would you close down the oil industry?"  "I would transition from the oil industry, yes," Biden responded.  "That's a big statement," Trump commented.  "It is a big statement, because... the oil industry pollutes, significantly," Biden responded.  "It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time," Biden added.  "And I'd stop giving to the oil industry — I'd stop giving them federal subsidies.  [Trump] won't give federal subsidies to solar and wind.  Why are we giving it to the oil industry?"  However, the former vice president proceeded to deny that he would ban fracking, despite having promised to do so several times during the Democratic primaries.

Biden pledges 'transition' from oil industry.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he would transition away from the oil and gas industry over time as part of his climate plans, opening the door to Trump campaign criticism in the election's final stretch.  "I would transition from the oil industry, yes," Biden said during back-and-forth sparring with President Trump over climate change during Thursday night's [10/22/2020] debate.  "That's a big statement," Trump said in response.  "It is a big statement," Biden added.  He then said that oil "pollutes significantly" and "has to be replaced by renewable energy over time."  Biden also said he would end federal subsidies for oil.  Trump, previewing a message his campaign is likely to use in the next week and a half, argued Biden was admitting that "he's going to destroy the oil industry," calling on Texas and Pennsylvania to "remember that."  Already, some oil-state Democrats running in tight races are distancing themselves from Biden's comments.

Trump Delivers on His Promise, Posts Video of Biden Criticizing Fracking: 'Here You Go,' Joe.  President Donald Trump delivered on his promise to post a video of Joe Biden expressing his negative views on fracking, highlighting the montage shortly after the second and final presidential debate concluded on Thursday night [10/22/2020].  "Here you go @JoeBiden!" Trump tweeted alongside a video featuring both Biden and his running mate criticizing fracking and expressing their hopes to eliminate fossil fuel.  The tweet is also featured on Trump's campaign website.

Big Mistake?  Biden Says He'll 'Transition' From Oil Industry, Twitter Explodes: 'Might Have Sealed The Deal'.  During Thursday night's presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden stepped onto a political landmine that will certainly cost him with working class Americans when he pledged to "transition" from the oil industry throughout his administration.  "Would he close down the oil industry?" Trump asked.  "Would you close down the oil industry?"  "I would transition from the oil industry, yes," Biden responded.  "That's a big statement," Trump shot back.  "It is a big statement, because ... the oil industry pollutes significantly," Biden emphasized, later adding:  "It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time, over time.  And I'd stop giving to the oil industry — I'd stop giving them federal subsidies.  [Trump] won't give federal subsidies to solar and wind.  Why are we giving it to oil industry?"  "We actually do give it to solar and wind, and that's maybe the biggest statement in terms of business ... because basically what he's saying is he is going to destroy the oil industry.  Will you remember that, Texas?  Will you remember that, Pennsylvania?  Oklahoma?" Trump concluded.

Joe Biden Can't Remember Vowing to Ban Fracking.  We've Got the Video.  President Trump called out Joe Biden for his support of banning fracking during Thursday night's debate, noting that during the primaries Joe repeatedly said he wanted to ban fracking.  The president pointed out that after he won the nomination, Biden went to Pennsylvania, a battleground state that relies on fracking and natural gas for its economy, and changed his position.  Joe Biden, true to form, denied it. [...] Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris, similarly denied Joe Biden wants to ban fracking when she debated Vice President Pence.  "Joe Biden will not ban fracking.  That is a fact," she claimed.  Well, here's the video showing that they're both liars:  [Video clip]

Nice Job by Trump.  Tonight's debate went well for President Trump, I thought.  The moderator was pro-Biden; she didn't ask him any hard questions and avoided the subjects where he is most vulnerable.  But that was a given.  She was considerably better than Chris Wallace, and better than most.  Unlike the first debate, President Trump stayed calm and in control.  His answers were generally sharp and he got in plenty of shots against Joe Biden.  Biden didn't do too badly, probably reflecting the fact that he rested up for several days before the event.  But he faded noticeably as the evening wore on.  Maybe the most significant moment was when Biden admitted (no surprise to anyone who has paid attention) that his administration would phase out oil and gas production — not exactly a winning platform.

Joe Biden Vows Amnesty for All Illegal Aliens in First 100 Days: 'We Owe Them'.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden promised the largest amnesty in United States history at Thursday night's presidential debate, telling Americans that they "owe" illegal aliens a pathway to American citizenship.  "Within 100 days, I'm going to send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people," Biden said.  "And all of those so-called DREAMers, those DACA kids, they're going to be immediately certified to be able to stay in this country and put on a path to citizenship."  "We owe them, we owe them," Biden said, referring to illegal aliens in the U.S.  Biden's immigration plan would give 11 to 22 million illegal aliens a pathway to American citizenship.  Biden's plan also would free future border crossers into the country while they await immigration hearings, give taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens, and restart welfare-dependent legal immigration.  Providing taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens would likely drive up costs for American taxpayers at an estimated $23 billion to $66 billion every year.

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The American taxpayers owe nothing to illegal aliens, other than some time in a jail cell and a swift ride to the most remote corners of their respective countries.

Biden's policies would strangle US economy just as it's bouncing back from COVID-19.  America's economy, still rebounding from the pandemic, is at major risk from Joe Biden's economic plans, warns a new Hoover Institution paper.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta just released a "running estimate" of real GDP growth for the third quarter of a whopping 35.3 percent, a historic spike that would offset much of the COVID-caused losses.  Yet Biden's plans threaten the recovery; the Hoover economists project that his program would shave "employment per person by about 3 percent, the capital stock per person by about 15 percent, real GDP per capita by more than 8 percent and real consumption per household by about 7 percent."

PA Rally:  Donald Trump Plays Highlight Reel of Joe Biden Criticizing Fracking.  President Donald Trump debuted a new feature at his campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on Tuesday [10/20/2020].  "Take a look at this clip.  We had it made up, and I think you'll like it.  First time I've ever done it," Trump said.The president played a highlight video of Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, criticizing fossil fuels and talking about ending fracking during the Democrat primary.

How to Win Back the House in 2020.  One of the worst set of choices the American electorate ever made was the 2018 midterm elections that gave the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats.  Those decisions gave us "the Squad," led by socialist Sandy O, a.k.a.  AOC. [...] To satisfy fringe elements in their benighted base, House Democrats launched the insane impeachment of the president, and just as the coronavirus began infecting the nation.  At the center of all the idiocy and dysfunction is the person whom the obedient new Democrat majority saw fit to make Speaker of the House:  Nancy Pelosi.  During the 2018 campaigns, Americans were warned about the folly of giving the House back to Democrats.  They were reminded that the first trillion-dollar deficits came about when Democrats controlled spending.  Even before the pandemic hit, the deficit was already on track to yet again top $1 trillion.  But the coronavirus gave Crazy Nancy the excuse to borrow and spend like never before.

Robert Reich vows purges and show trials of conservatives if Biden is elected.  Socialism has failed everywhere it's ever been tried, every time, every place, every place it's ever been practiced, people are poorer, unfreerer and less advanced than in places with capitalism.  They've got a 100% record on failure for that.  But where they don't have a record of failure is on a reign of terror, where neighbor spies on neighbor for a secret police, thought crimes are punished, mass imprisonment and re-education camps are a way of life, show trials appear where groveling people stand before people's commissars and profess to love what they hate and hate what they love, and the yin and yang of violence to reinforce lies and lies to cover up violence.  There are also party purges to keep everyone in a state of fear.  That's what socialists are good at.

Biden's tax plan will lead to a combined rate of as high as 62% for those making more than $400k in some states.  The highest earners in the states of New York, New Jersey and California could end up facing a combined state and federal tax rate of 62% under Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's tax plan, in what would be the highest tax rate implemented in more than 30 years.  The high rate would affect those earning more than $400,000 while those earning below that level would likely receive tax cuts, according to the Tax Foundation, a low-tax advocacy group.  Earners above $400,000 represent at most 1.8% of the population — and Biden has made making them pay more part of his campaign.

Joe Biden [Would] Be The Worst President In U.S. History.  [Scroll down]  At least [Jimmy] Carter led the deregulation of the airline, trucking and rail industries, and in his 1978 State of the Union address acknowledged "we really need to realize that there is a limit to the role and the function of government."  Biden would neither do nor say any such thing.  Here, though, is what can expect from a Biden presidency:
  •   A hard left shift in policies that the Democratic Party, already too far left, has surrendered to.  Few will dare call it socialism, but that's what it will be, with government continually taking bites out of civil society, centralized bureaucrats planning the economy, and political cronies cashing in.
  •   Higher taxes.
  •   A sclerotic economy.
  •   An unsustainable government-run health care system.
  •   An executive branch that recognizes no limits to its power. [...]
  •   A commander in chief "who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad."
  •   Energy policy based on the costly and needless Green New Deal.
  •   A rollback of the Trump administration's deregulation achievements.
  •   An acceleration of the cancel culture.
  •   Accommodations to the Antifa and Black Lives Matter zealots who want to destabilize the country.  Under a Biden administration, these groups will eventually become de facto stormtroopers for the Democrats.
  •   Unpunished violence from the left against those who publicly oppose Biden and the Democrat-media machine, and/or support the Republicans remaining in office, law enforcement, and free speech.
  •   Childish foreign policy.
  •   A campaign to ban gasoline-powered automobiles.
  •   A president who will sleep through that 3 a.m. phone call.
None of these make America a better country.  They all add up to a dystopian future, far removed from what once was a land like no other in history.

Report: Biden Economic Policy Will Kill Two Million Jobs.  One of Joe Biden's top economic policy priorities could kill as many as two million new jobs, a new report finds.  Biden has championed a $15 minimum wage throughout his presidential bid.  The Democrat's website touts helping "get state and local laws increasing the minimum wage across the finish line" and calls it "well past time we increase the federal minimum wage to $15 across the country." An analysis from the pro-free market Employment Policies Institute (EPI) found that a nationwide mandate for a $15 minimum wage — more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 per hour — could eliminate millions of jobs within its first six years.

5 Other Things We'll Learn About Biden After The Election.  [#1] Biden is a far-left liberal with a big agenda. [...] The Green New Deal that Biden says he opposes, for example, is contradicted by his own campaign website:  "Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face."  Biden wants to eliminate carbon emissions from power plants by 2035, which is only five years later than the socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.  He plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions for the entire country by 2050, which is the same deadline as the GND. [...] Biden's tax-and-spend plans are just as ambitious, and on social issues, Biden is as leftist as they get.  Should Biden win, he will be able to claim that he has a mandate to do all the things he's never talked about during the campaign.  And the press will be by his side screaming Mandate!  Mandate!

The Gaslight Election Won't Work.  [Scroll down]  Today, though, the Democrats, quite deliberately, have turned the 2020 presidential election from a contest into a referendum.  This explains the Democratic Party power brokers' selection of Biden to serve as a "safe" face for the party, one that needs to do little more than read platitudes from his teleprompter.  Biden is not driving and has not driven the campaign.  He and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), are both along for the opaque windowed limousine ride.  Biden-Harris are nothing but a Democratic generic ballot:  "Who would you vote for today, President Trump or a Democrat?"  Yet, the American electorate is still accustomed to being respected enough that a party is expected to provide a real candidate and positions on issues. [...] Offering little more than free stuff, fear, and hate, the Democrats want you to vote based upon the president's personality, not his policies — let alone his proven accomplishments.  Hiding both their candidate and their issues from the voters ought to be disqualifying among self-respecting voters.

I Voted .  Oh, I voted alright.  Not with any pleasure but with considerable passion. [...] So let's unpack what my vote for Trump actually meant.  In no particular order, I voted:
  •   To keep the Supreme Court a judicial rather than legislative body.
  •   To keep racists from gaining even more political power.
  •   To keep my future votes from being disenfranchised by the addition of new Democrat "states."
  •   To free Black Americans from their liberal prison plantations by increasing their access to education and opportunity.
  •   To stand in solidarity with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  •   To clean up the FBI, the CIA, and the DOJ.
  •   To keep socialism from devouring our economy and work ethic.
  •   To have legal citizenship actually mean something.
  •   To improve everyone's access to quality, affordable healthcare.
  •   To ensure equal rights to all regardless of race, color, faith, or sexual orientation.
  •   To fight against "cancel culture."
  •   To protect our cities from those who would burn them down without fear of legal consequence.
  •   To resist the control of all information and speech by giant media conglomerates.
  •   To support police agencies and the communities which they serve.
  •   To maintain a viable economy during the pandemic rather than embrace systemic failure.
  •   To allow political dissent and the free exchange of ideas.
  •   To drain the Washington swamp.
  •   To keep our military strong.
  •   To put America first.

The Biden-Harris Dictatorship?  Call it the Biden-Harris dictatorship.  If they win, the following can be expected:
  •   The Supreme Court is packed with leftist Justices.
  •   The United States Senate is packed with four additional seats as Democratic Washington, DC and Puerto Rico are given statehood, making Republicans a permanent Senate minority.
  •   The FCC rules that radio stations (and those syndicating these shows) "are not acting in the public interest or serving their respective communities" by airing the talk radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. [...]
  •   The war on Fox News that played such a key role in the Obama-Biden administration is stepped up. [...]
  •   Fracking and energy companies are ruled by the Biden Energy Department to be illegal and disbanded.  Appeals reach the Supreme Court and are rejected.

Ten Lessons from a Tumultuous 2020.  [#4] The Democrat party is now the fully owned subsidiary of the Marxist/socialist American left.  While the party hierarchy clings to the façade of moderation by trotting out the old faces from a bygone era, such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the party is now the vehicle to radically transform the nation into a hybrid Marxist/socialist state by any means either illegal or unethical.  It is also an entity that does not care about the poor, working class, or marginalized groups enough to place their interests above a political agenda.

Nancy has another Marie Antoinette moment as Wolf blasts her.  Wolf Blitzer dared ask Speaker Pelosi twice why she won't accept the $1.8 trillion package Republicans have offered "because people need the money now."  The woman worth $120 million dollars, give or take, who owns mansions and a vineyard, and owns a huge freezer filled with really expensive ice cream, won't agree to a relief bill that only targets people who need relief. [...] These are a few of the things she wants:
  •   $1 trillion in nearly totally unrestricted funds just for cities and states.  There is one restriction — no money for policing.
  •   It gives federal taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens — any illegal who wanders into the country.
  •   Her bill allows ballot harvesting and revokes state-level ID laws.
  •   She has funding in it for pot shops.
  •   They want hundreds of millions for public broadcast and funding for local press retirement plans.
  •   Policing of racial makeup of corporate boards is in the bill.
  •   Endless climate change pork that won't do a thing for climate change in our lifetimes [...]

Our Second Civil War:  Communism Collapsed Only to Revive.  [Scroll down]  The polls so far show that the Democrats, a party extremely heavily influenced by Marxism and the doctrine of state control, is about to take control of the federal government.  Under the guise of fighting racism, a largely fictitious problem among white people, freedom of speech has already been abolished.  Under the guise of fighting to protect the environment, much of the rights of private property — the bedrock of a free society — will be abolished.  The right of the citizens to own firearms, a right that dictatorships ALWAYS have to abolish, will be attacked ruthlessly.  In the end, only the criminals and the state will be armed.  But there is a deadly catch: the left in this country is not unopposed.  There are tens of millions, maybe hundreds of millions, of people who like the free society, just as it is.  There are millions of people who are well armed who do not like the idea and the reality of a federal government that will (in a Biden/Harris administration) openly side with the rioters and the looters and the people who shoot police officers.

Joe Biden and the Green New Deal.  When asked by moderator Chris Wallace during the first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign season if he supports the Green New Deal (GND), Joe Biden said, "No, I don't support the Green New Deal."  However, according to his website, "Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face.  It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan:  (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected."  In fairness, the Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice does not go nearly as far as the super-radical GND.  In general, Biden's plan does not include the vast array of social programs, such as Medicare for All, a universal basic income, a federal jobs guarantee, free college, etc. that make the GND one of the costliest and most socialistic bills in American history.  Yet, Biden's plan is far from moderate.

9 Warning Signs of Democrat Radicalization.  Will a President Biden pack the Supreme Court?  Help kill the filibuster in the Senate?  Continue to support Antifa and BLM rioting throughout the country?  Confiscate lawfully owned firearms?  Eliminate fracking and destroy high-paying coal and natural gas mining jobs?  Sacrifice American manufacturing so that communist China may prosper?  Remove America's embassy from Jerusalem, while strengthening Iran in the Middle East?  Biden won't say.  He's made only two promises this campaign: to raise taxes and to mandate the wearing of masks by executive decree.  Every other policy is a secret.

Democrats Don't Want to Build a Strong America They Can't Control.  When the government gets out of the way, the economy flourishes and real builders build.  That is what President Trump has been doing these past four years for businesses small and large — getting red tape and regulations out of their way so businesses can grow, hire more people, and pay them better wages.  He understands businesses and how to make them thrive.  The very opposite of what Democrats do and believe.  Democrats love to regulate.  It's what they live for.  They have never met a rule or regulation they didn't like.  They love taxes too.  They would like you to believe that the more taxes they impose on working people, rich people, and businesses, the better off everyone will be.  Unfortunately, that theory has been tried again and again throughout the history of the United States, and it has never worked — indeed, quite the opposite is true.  Higher taxes mean more unemployment, higher prices, and overall economic downturn.

Why the Democrat Platform Is Boring on Purpose.  [Scroll down]  To say their platform is boring is not in itself newsworthy unless one sees that while this document was being written, and since then, the Democrats have supported so many extreme positions that would and should wake up anyone concerned about the future of our country. [...] Additionally, the Green New Deal to which most wokesters subscribe would abolish meat production because of the environmental threat of cattle passing gas.  They believe that our enjoyment of steaks and hamburgers poses a living threat to the existence of planet Earth.  Automobiles, buses, and airplanes are destructive in similar ways.  Emission reduction is not good enough; emission elimination is the challenge for civilization.  If you doubt this, you are not fully woke.  What voices in the Woke-ocrat Party are openly challenging this idiocy?

Blue State Blues:  Once Socialism Gets In, You Can Never Vote It Out.  Joe Biden says he's not a socialist.  "I beat the socialist," he protests.  He won the nomination for president, but as Bernie Sanders declared in April:  "We have won the ideological battle."  Biden is the liberal figurehead of what has become a socialist party.  Biden's platform — the "Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force" — is a manifesto for state domination of the economy.  Even Biden's rhetoric — calling for "revolution" to "fundamentally transform" America — is socialist now.  Ah, but this socialism isn't going to be like Soviet communism, we are told.  This is democratic socialism.  That is, we will still have the vote, and our civil liberties.  But as F.A. Hayek argued last century in The Road to Serfdom, you cannot preserve individual freedom if the state controls your most basic economic choices.

Shy Trump Voters or Fed Up Trump Voters?  The Democrats have ditched their mild-mannered, blue-collar, "can't we all just get along" façade for in-your-face "give us what we want now" socialist revolution at any cost.  They've gone all in on a Green New Deal that gives government bureaucrats control of the economy and the power to turn 2020s Chinese quarantine into a permanent state of affairs.  They've declared the same carbon dioxide we all exhale a national health emergency, not at all different from COVID-19.  They've declared systemic white supremacy and patriarchy health emergencies, too.  They've declared that math is racist, that police forces must be abolished, and that abortions must be permitted after childbirth.  They've unleashed an army of Antifa and BLM insurgents to intimidate Americans through mayhem and violence, and they accuse shocked observers who object to having their businesses looted and burned to the ground of being unreasonable bigots.  When the Democrats aren't toppling statues of American heroes or preparing to pack the Supreme Court with comrade communists certain to find the Constitution unconstitutional, they are actively censoring free speech, using the criminal justice system to persecute their foes, and threatening to kill conservatives one by one.  The Democrats may enforce mask mandates like the little authoritarians they are, but they've let their own political masks slip for good.  Gone are the days when they were willing to pretend to be part of a peaceful and American political party, loyal to the Constitution and laws of the land.  They are an insurrectionist force now, intent on destroying the America that exists today through any means necessary.

Beware The Joe Biden Tax-And-Spend Nightmare.  With Americans distracted by COVID-19, an unexpected Supreme Court nomination and ongoing leftist rioting in our city streets on a near-nightly basis, they might be forgiven for forgetting about what might happen to their taxes should Joe Biden be elected.  It won't be pleasant.  Wednesday night's vice presidential debate was enlightening, if only because it showed how little Sen. Kamala Harris understands about how Washington works and how the economy works — and what would-be President Biden really intends to do.  Asked about President Donald Trump's tax cuts, which most economists agree are largely responsible for the resurrection of the U.S. economy following the slow-growth Obama-Biden years, Harris said:  "On Day 1, Joe Biden will repeal that tax bill."

Biden is blatantly hiding the single biggest issue in his campaign.  The first action of all elected tyrants is to change the rules to prevent future challenges.  In America, the way to achieve this end is to pack the Supreme Court, making it a Democrat-run, unelected super-legislature with lifetime tenure.  Both Biden and Harris, though, are refusing to say whether they will pack the court, claiming the issue is too important for voters to know in case that knowledge influences their votes.  Democrats have politicized for Supreme Court decades, starting with the Bork hearings, in which Biden played a prominent and disgraceful role.  They consistently place on the Court judges who believe their role is to create rights out of whole cloth — that is, to legislate — and then to retrofit the Constitution to support their legislation.  Whenever they've had activist majorities, Democrats have used the Supreme Court to force initiatives that Americans do not support (e.g., abortion, gay marriage, and Obamacare).  Indeed, for almost 100 years, activist justices have been the primary vehicle leftists used to work fundamental changes in America.

Progressives, including 'Squad,' release agenda to push Biden to the left.  A group of progressives, including the freshman "Squad," unveiled their new vision for America on Thursday that will serve as a rallying cry for the election and a roadmap on how to push Joe Biden leftward.  The Working Families Party "People's Charter" calls for free public healthcare, universal childcare, creating millions of green jobs, canceling student debt, a $15 minimum wage and shifting money away from police departments and toward investments in schools and communities.  One of the plan's backers, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said the agenda will be the legislative blueprint for what progressives in the House will push during a Biden-Harris Administration.

Russia's Putin Praises 'Ideological' Links Between Democrats, Soviet Communism.  Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday [10/7/2020] that he could work with Joe Biden in a new administration, citing common ground he shared with the Democrats over a shared embrace of Soviet ideology.  Bloomberg News reported that while Putin praised President Donald Trump for improving relations, he was prepared to work with Biden if he won the U.S. election.  He cited Biden's support for new arms reduction treaties — such as the lopsided New START under President Barack Obama.  Putin added, approvingly, that Biden's Democrats shared similar ideals to those Russia embraced under Soviet communism.

Newt Gingrich predicted some disturbing events if Biden wins.  [Scroll down]  During the debate, Kamala spoke openly about her plans to impose on the United States the criminal justice system in California: [...] The language highlighted in that wall of words is the crucial language.  Doing away with cash bail is why people arrested in blue states are immediately out on the street to kill again.  The claim about implicit bias is a lie intended to hamstring police.  The studies about so-called "implicit bias" have been debunked.  Moreover, there is no connection between a police officer's race and the likelihood that he will shoot a black person.  We've also seen what happens in Democrat-run cities that impose Harris's plans for criminal justice reform.  In Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area, crime is skyrocketing, with the streets now given over to homeless, often crazy, people, and stores and homes subject to endless break-ins.  Democrats have also made clear that they see California leading the way on labor laws (especially for illegal aliens), on climate change laws, and on gun control.  Kamala, the hardest left senator, is the harbinger of California's hard-left policies being instituted in Congress.

Minority Rule in the Senate.  Pressure is building on Senate Democrats to abolish the chamber's filibuster, which liberals believe has long frustrated enactment of their preferred policies.  But the filibuster is the foundation of senators' personal influence and a key reason why they are far more powerful than individual members of the House of Representatives.  The filibuster includes loopholes that enable moderate Democrats to enact their main policy goals, while protecting core Democratic interests from the prospect of sweeping legislation under Republican rule; it also serves as a useful scapegoat for the failure to enact impractical legislative wish lists.  Senate Democrats are unlikely to abolish it any time soon.

To Squash Civil Unrest, the USA Must Remember Its Virtuous Roots.  In a recent speech at Hillsdale College, prominent historian Victor Davis Hansen made the case that the "2020 election is about civilization vs. anarchy."  It's no accident that he discusses heavily how media, academic, and political institutions have sided with, funded, or simply attempted to justify the looting, violence, and the suppression of competing ideas is effecting not just the election, but the culture.  The goal, he states, is to transform "the structure of America so that it can't revert back to America."  He clarifies the statement by predicting that should the radical left take control of the presidency and Senate, the abolishment of the Electoral College, the packing of the Supreme Court, removal of the filibuster in the Senate, and perhaps even altering senators to be redistributed via population instead of two per state would soon follow.

Dan Crenshaw exposes Democrat Party with 10 radical bills they passed in House.  U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw pulled back the curtain on "radical" legislation that Democrats have been able to get passed in the last two years.  The Texas Republican highlighted 10 bills in a video that was just over two-minutes long, exposing the measures that the Democratic majority has passed in the House of Representatives in the last session.  Crenshaw noted that the bills would have become law by now if Democrats also controlled the Senate and the White House.  [Video clip]

Biden's Energy Plan:  Sacrificing Goats to the Sun Gods.  A number of documents have been published by the Biden campaign and the Democratic Party: [...] A lot of the goals in these documents are generalities, promising everything to everyone, especially to groups that vote Democratic.  One concrete goal is carbon-free electricity generation by 2035.  This is a pointless goal on several fronts.  Reducing U.S. CO2 emissions is a pointless exercise due to the fact that declining U.S. emissions are dwarfed by rapidly increasing emissions in China and India.  U.S. emissions are declining due to increased use of natural gas, a low-carbon source of energy.  The claim that CO2 will create an apocalyptic disaster is overwrought, without sound scientific basis.  The Biden campaign ignores the fantastic benefits for agriculture of adding more CO2 to the atmosphere.  The Biden campaign accepts as fact popular fake claims that not even the most extreme climate scientists would dare to advocate — that CO2 will create forest fires, floods, and sea level rise.

Why Democrats' Threat to Abolish the Filibuster Means the End of the United States as we Know It.  No party has 60 seats in the Senate, so legislation requires some bipartisan support.  Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used to approvingly call the Senate "the cooling saucer for our politics — that can show the nation bipartisanship, compromise and progress."  But if Democrats end the filibuster, simple party-line majorities will be able to pass bills.  And if the same party controls both the House and Senate, legislation will be able to zip right through Congress.  If Biden wins, he will likely pull the Senate with him.

Democrats would destroy the presidency.  First, Democrats want to destroy the Electoral College because it failed to pick the candidate with 48% of the vote over the one who had 46% of the vote.  Then, Democrats want to eliminate the Senate as the deliberative body.  Democrats want to remove the filibuster, and end all discussion about anything, and add enough states to make the Senate permanently Democrat.  They also want to destroy the Supreme Court by adding enough justices — four at a minimum — to have their party control it.  The struggle ceased being between liberals and conservatives long ago.  It is all about power.  Obamacare was decided not along ideological grounds because there really is nothing liberal about giving health insurance companies billions in federals subsidies each year.  Their handmaidens in the press also eliminated journalism by abandoning objectivity.  Again, the idea is to silence all dissent.

A Man vs.  The Movement.  This election is a contest between a man, Donald Trump, who believes America is good, and a man, Joe Biden, who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad.  Or to put this another way, between a man who wants to preserve the American way of life and a man who will end up destroying it.  Republican leaders are too focused on policy.  This is not a policy election.  This is a regime decision; a way of life election.  One way of life, the traditional American way of life, is based on individual rights, rule of law, and a shared understanding of the common good.  Government's role is to create the conditions for freedom to flourish.  The other way of life I call "multiculturalism" or "identity politics."  This way of life assumes that society is made up of identity groups, all of which are oppressed by white males.  Government's role in this regime is to create equal income and power for each group.

The Progressive Medusa.  Given its redistributionist creed, socialism cannot afford to be patent and honest.  If socialism were transparent, it never would gain majority support.  Joe Biden cannot talk about the Electoral College or court packing, unequivocally condemn the violence in our urban centers, discuss the Green New Deal, name his likely Supreme Court appointments, be honest about his plans for fracking, or explain his views on the borders, because he is now owned lock, stock and barrel by the hard Left whose agendas were rejected even in his own Democratic primaries.  The Left seeks to transform America into something never envisioned by the founders, a huge all-encompassing, panopticon state, one run by anointed Platonic guardians.  Our elite watchmen will use their unlimited power to force upon us an equality of result society — with themselves properly exempted.  The hard Left's defense is that its mission is so critical, so morally superior, that all means can be justified to achieve its noble ends.

Biden's Authoritarian America.  [Scroll down]  Under a Biden administration, we will see a colossal escalation in the scope and power of government, projected by authoritarian policies, many of which were put in place under President Obama. [...] Though Joe Biden presents himself as a moderate, his authoritarian policies betray a more radical, Progressive philosophy that is gradually undermining and replacing America's social, political, and economic fabric.  Biden's administration will have no limiting principle to restrain the growth of government power.  By further consolidating control, he will hasten the erosion of numerous constitutional rights, inching us closer to tyranny.

Keywords:  Flip-flop, 180, whiplash.
Backfire: Dems Suddenly Pivoting to Promoting In Person Voting, the Reason Why Tells You Everything.  Democrats have been pushing mail in voting for months now.  Now of course many thought that was to do things like increase their ability to ballot harvest and/or "find" ballots to make up for any vote differences they might need to make up after the election.  But just like with embracing the BLM and not calling out the riots then finding later they had to pivot because Americans were blaming Democrats, they're now making another "emergency pivot," according to Axios.

Biden anti-business agenda would wreck the economy.  The Democrats are rewriting history, celebrating the Obama record on the economy as if these were the salad days for America.  In Washington parlance, that is called "misremembering."  The reality is that the Obama tax-and-regulate agenda led to the weakest economic recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.  This week, the Census Bureau released its economic report — the gold standard of measuring the finances of American families.  In President Donald Trump's first three years in office, real median family income for Americans rose by more than $6,400.  In Obama's EIGHT years in office, the increase in incomes was closer to $4,000.  Black Americans made more income gains in three years under Trump than eight years under Obama.

Harris — not Biden — is the real candidate.  [Scroll down]  Make no mistake about it, Harris is the real presidential candidate.  Even now sly references are being made to the "Harris/Biden administration."  The Biden campaign chose Harris, says Marc Thiessen, because — in spite of her appalling record in politics — she is "ideologically flexible."  She is a complete opportunist with no moral center.  She will do as she is told.  Harris will play ball with the leftist gang that wants to continue what Obama began by fundamentally changing America into a leftist state.  Harris has some mitigating characteristics that hide who she really is from the voters.  She is a woman, she is a "person of color," and she appears to be part of the traditional Democratic Party.  In reality, she is all the way to the Left.  She believes in the Green New Deal, income redistribution, open borders, defunding/disbanding the police, repealing the first and second amendments, identity politics, equality of outcome, and — ultimately — socialism.

AOC-backed socialists have a plan to take over New York City.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic socialists brigade wants to turn New York City far-left — from the ground up.  The Democratic Socialists of America-NYC is pushing to put up or back a slate of City Council candidates who, if elected, would create a "socialist caucus."  The overwhelmingly Democratic council is vulnerable next year to the left-of-left push with 35 out of 51 council seats up for grabs due to term limits.  Only 16 council members can run for re-election.  The strategy is detailed in a 13-page "tasks and perspectives" strategic planning document that will be reviewed by DSA members this week.

Questions the mainstream media needs to be asking Biden:
  •   Do you support "packing the Supreme Court," that is, nominating additional justices to the court to go beyond nine members?
  •   Where's Hunter?
  •   Do you unconditionally oppose Antifa?
  •   Will a Biden administration investigate plots by Antifa and other groups to incite riots in cities such as Portland?
  •   You favor a nationwide mask mandate to fight COVID-19.  What is your legal basis for instituting one?
  •   Do you support statehood for the District of Columbia?  And for Puerto Rico?
  •   Many states, such as Illinois, Kentucky, and New Jersey, have public-sector worker pension plans that are essentially bankrupt.  Do you support a federal bailout of these and other state worker pension plans?
  •   Numerous cities also have similarly under-funded pension plans.  Will you back a bailout of those plans?
  •   What is your position on bailing out states whose tax revenues have plummeted because of COVID-19 lockdowns?
  •   Do you favor allowing states to declare bankruptcy?

Democrats' Armageddon option.  Furious Democrats are considering total war — profound changes to two branches of government, and even adding stars to the flag — if Republicans jam through a Supreme Court nominee then lose control of the Senate.

The GOP Senate [Had] Better Confirm Whoever POTUS Appoints.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats [...] already announced, while the Energizer Justice was still going and going, that they intend to nuke the filibuster, expand and pack the Supreme Court, create four new Democrat senators out of the new states of DC and Puerto Rico, wave the citizenship wand over 11 million illegal aliens, and make millions of Americans felons for having guns — and that's just a start.  They are committed to a comprehensive plan to lock-in power for themselves forever at the expense of the GOP.  That's not just speculation.  They have said it.  That's their plan.  They are going to launch an unprecedented assault on us with the intention of forever utterly disenfranchising us.

The Biden Hoax.  Wavering voters need to wrap their minds around this fact:  President Trump isn't squaring off against Joe Biden.  He's battling the cabal that Biden is fronting.  If through some perversion, some warping of sensibilities — or epic fraud — Biden is elected president, it isn't just Kamala Harris who becomes de facto president.  It's the entire depraved enterprise that comprises the Democratic Party and the left.  Harris may well be the General Secretary in a "Harris Administration," but you can bet that she'd have a Politburo to answer to.  If Democrats steal the election, then for years ahead, a spiderweb of lies, fraud, and venality will stretch across America.  America will be run by some amalgam of Sacramento, Portland, and Chicago — or, in other words, some combo of Big Brother, lawlessness, and corruption.  The country may not free itself for decades.  Or the nation could break apart.

No Rational Person Can Vote Democratic in 2020.  Let's say this straight out, so there is no chance of any misinterpretation whatsoever:  It is impossible for any sane, rational, level-headed person to consciously support the Democratic ticket in 2020.  On every single issue, right down the line, the Republicans offer a better solution and their path of governance delivers a superior quality of life to every American.  It is provable, unarguable and unequivocal.

Joe Biden: 'No Deportations' for Illegal Aliens Until They Commit a Felony.  Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is again vowing that he will not deport any illegal aliens in his first 100 days in office until they commit a felony against an American citizen.  During an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Biden reiterated his plan to end deportations for at least 100 days, saying that only illegal aliens who commit felonies will be deported.  After the deportation freeze, Biden has said he will prioritize convicted illegal alien felonies, indicating that illegal aliens would have to commit felonies and be convicted before they are ever deported from the United States.

Biden's energy plan could kill 5 million blue-collar jobs.  Joe Biden just can't get his story straight on his green energy promises.  In Pittsburgh, in front of union workers last month, he declared:  "I am not banning fracking.  Let me say that again.  I am not banning fracking.  No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me."  But that is far from what he was saying earlier this year.  During a March Democratic primary debate exchange between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Biden, Sanders started by saying:  "I'm talking about stopping fracking as soon as we possibly can.  I'm talking about telling the fossil fuel industry that they are going to stop destroying this planet — no ifs, buts and maybes about it."

Biden has moved further left than Obama on economic and spending policy.  Despite his history as a centrist, Joe Biden has moved further to the left than President Barack Obama and previous Democrats when it comes to his spending policies, economists say.  This has occurred, they say, not only because the Democratic base is increasingly progressive but also because of the extraordinary challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.  "Biden is presenting himself as temperamentally moderate, which is why he's pushing back on some of the protests," said Brian Riedl, an economist with the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank.  "But his actual policy proposals are far to the left, like much of the Democratic Party."

Biden Says He'll Kill Federal Funding For Charter Schools.  Many Of Those Schools Hugely Benefit Minorities.  Speaking to Lily Eskelen Garcia, the president of the National Education Association, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he had the same feeling that the NEA has about charter schools, adding that no "private charter school will receive a penny of federal money.  None."

They're Not Gonna Stop.  It would seem that Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have now made explicit what was always implied in their campaign:  as Joe becomes less and less compos mentis, the Democratic proposition on the table becomes, in the words of the candidates themselves, a "Harris-Biden administration."  So it behooves the American people to be as clear as possible not only about who Biden is, but who his VP (read: replacement) pick really is.  Both Biden and Harris have recently issued tepid, nonspecific calls for an end to ongoing street violence.  They don't really mean it of course, which is why they couldn't bring themselves to explicitly name Black Lives Matter or Antifa as the perpetrators and organizers of the ongoing civil unrest.  The reality is that Biden has no ability to fulfill this promise.  The nature of extortion requires the victim have some reasonable assurance that you really can keep his store from burning down.  But Biden could not call off the dogs even if he wanted to, as his own vice-presidential candidate has already told us.

The left isn't fighting against fascism, they are fighting FOR authoritarianism.  They claim that their political message transcends the law; that it allows them to control cities; that it allows them to destroy property; that it justifies their designs on canceling heretics; that it permits them to block roads, create no-go zones for non-rioters, prosecute those who stand against them while themselves avoiding persecution. [...] They decide what hate is; what racism is; who is unclean; who is deserving of both punishment and reverence.  They presume to control and police every narrative, and in that way, control and police every person.  They reduce you to your skin color, your "gender" — but mostly, to your politics:  individualism, respect for rule of law, constitutional order and the color-blind equanimity that comes with it — all of these things are reduced to the cancer of "whiteness."  "Systemic racism" is their empty catechism; it creates a Kafka trap in which you are defined by your original sin of birth, but you can neither receive absolution or forgiveness.

Biden Platform Would Raise Taxes By $3.4 Trillion, Study Says.  A new study finds that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's platform would raise taxes by $3.4 trillion on Americans and corporations over the next decade.  The Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan group at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, released the study on Monday.  In addition to trillions more in taxes, Biden's platform would raise federal spending by about $5.4 trillion — or roughly 24% of gross domestic product by 2030, Fox Business reported.  "The spending plan, which is more than double what Hillary Clinton proposed during the 2016 campaign, would be funded by a slew of new taxes, including a corporate tax hike.  Biden's trillion-dollar proposals signal that he'll continue the unprecedented level of government spending that began in mid-March as American life came to a grinding halt because of the COVID-19 crisis," Fox wrote.

Joe Biden plan to end federal oil and gas leasing could 'devastate' New Mexico, study says.  A ban on oil and gas leasing on federal land could have dire consequences for New Mexico and the U.S. fossil fuel industry, as such a move was proposed by presidential hopeful and former-Vice President Joe Biden.  Biden, who was nominated by the Democratic Party to challenge President Donald Trump in November's election, previously announced that if elected President he would work to gradually phase out the leasing of federal public land to the oil and gas industry.  The position was met with criticism from industry leaders and trade groups, and a study released Wednesday by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) reported the proposed ban could cost New Mexico 62,000 jobs by 2021 and more than $1 billion in federal revenue.

Never-Trumpers Need A Lesson In Basic Math.  [Scroll down]  But a Joe Biden win?  That will harm the entire country.  And the damage will last a lifetime.  If you don't think so, look at the legacy of past Democrats who were able to shove their agendas through.  Now in place for 55 years, Lyndon Johnson's Medicare, Medicaid, and "Great Society" programs account for a third of the federal budget.  (And their fiercest defenders are often Republicans.)  ObamaCare costs close to $100 billion a year (after Republicans betrayed voters and failed to repeal it).  Welfare dependency — another of Johnson's legacies — is the main cause of the disintegration of families and the perpetuation of poverty, despite Republican efforts to mitigate the damage.  For 40 years the Jimmy Carter-created Department of Education has been pouring taxpayer dollars into schools, achieving nothing on standardized tests while massively fueling college tuition inflation.  Liberal judges with lifetime appointments make a mockery of the separation of powers.  The list goes on.

Biden's Billionaires.  [Scroll down]  The first step was a de facto party platform.  The 110-page Biden-Sanders Manifesto which includes, among other commitments, a massive job killing $2+ trillion climate agenda to phase out fossil fuel usage within 15 years, the elimination of cash bail, redirecting (i.e. cutting) funding for the police, dismantling all border protections, legalizing virtually all illegal immigrants and massively raising corporate and individual tax rates on the wealthy.  This manifesto is a socialist screed that would destroy the middle class and permanently neuter the economy and nation.  An effusive Bernie Sanders proclaimed to the world that Biden and the Democrats have embraced his socialist agenda and that Biden would be the most progressive president since FDR. Sanders exposed not only the behind the scenes reality of today's Democrat party but Biden's figurehead role.  Further confirmation of the radicalization of the Party came about unexpectedly as the militant Marxist faction of the Sanders coalition forced the issue.

The Democrats Will Wreck Everything.  The cliché currently floating around is, "This is the most important election in the nation's history."  That was said last time and the time before that, and it will be said next time too.  Over the last 20 years or so, they have all been extremely important elections.  As the chasm between the opposing parties widens and the governing philosophies diverge to an ever-greater degree, presidential elections have greater consequence in all areas: social, economic and tax policy, military readiness, high court judicial matters, and the environment and/energy.  In every single area, the quality of day-to-day life in America will decline precipitously if the Democrats regain control.

Frack-Checking Joe Biden.  Joe Biden has made it clear that he was for fracking before he was against it.  Forget the cognitive testing — the cognitive dissonance of the incoherent policies his puppet masters are feeding him though his earpiece is enough to disqualify him for the presidency and may doom him politically in key states like Pennsylvania just as Hillary Clinton's pledge to bankrupt a lot of coal companies doomed her.  Banning fossil fuels and killing the energy independence Trump achieved before the Wuhan virus pandemic would kill the American economy and future hopes for recovery.  It is said a little child shall lead us, and a little child named AOC wants to lead us and a President Biden over the economic cliff.  She, and Biden running mate Kamala Harris, may only succeed in pushing Biden over the political cliff as voters realize that solar panels and wind turbines are not all that good at creating jobs in the gray skies of winter.

Can Republicans Turn Purple Districts Red in 2020?  American Thinker decided to use the 49th Congressional District of Florida as an example of a red district going blue after sixteen years. [...] The district's current representative, Mike Levin, is just like many Democrats today:  a wolf in sheep's clothing.  He has not aligned himself with the Blue Dog Democrats, but has instead sided with the Squad, led by AOC.  The 49th District straddles southern Orange County, from Dana Point to San Clemente, and northern San Diego County, including Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside.  Brian Maryott is a certified financial planner and served as mayor of San Juan Capistrano.  He believes that Levin is one the of the six hard leftist members of Congress.  "Levin co-sponsored the Green New Deal, wants to allow sixteen-year olds to vote, has rhetoric that supports open borders, co-sponsored a bill that calls for a complete government take-over of health care, and speaks of re-imagining policing."

Today's Mainstream Media Wants To Keep Voters Ignorant And Uninformed.  The Deep State is suicidal.  Their power resides in the federal government, and the destruction of the electoral system will destroy any faith in the federal government.  They have become the mechanism of tyranny they were intended to prevent, and we are better off without them.  To them, chaos/losing legitimacy and even perhaps collapse may be a preferable outcome long term.  They may or even likely feel that it would all settle down at some point, and then they can blame the chaos on Trump the man, and rebuild something resembling what we have today by way of the people demanding a return to normalcy (tyranny).

Yes, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are planning to legalize abortion up to birth.  In the face of overwhelming facts to the contrary, five prominent "fact checkers" are claiming that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris don't support legalizing abortion up until birth.  To reach this false conclusion, these individuals repeatedly use a propaganda technique condemned by George Orwell, the author of 1984.  The resulting misinformation shrouds the policies of Biden and Harris, who are planning to legalize abortions of humans who are capable of living outside the womb.

To Destroy America.  The protests that sprang up in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis seemed like spontaneous outpourings of grief and anger.  They weren't entirely.  Though many who joined their ranks may have been moved by outrage at the images of Floyd's death, those operating behind the scenes have prepared for this moment for a long time.  Indeed, the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organizations fueling this summer's disturbances were trained by self-described Marxist revolutionaries who have long used the plight of black Americans as justification for overthrowing America's constitutional order.  They frankly admit that such "organizing" is the key to their goal of world revolution.

The Chaos in Urban America Is Bad Now — But Can Only Get Worse With Biden.  People used to accuse Democrats of being "soft on crime."  Now, Democrat-run cities can't even properly identify crime, let alone punish it.  (Except, perhaps, the ultimate sin of defending your life and home from the mob).  The eccentric, oddball, strange and perverse crew of mayors that run these urban cesspools are intransigent in their refusal to fight crime.  President Donald Trump is increasingly at war with America's Democrat-run cities — but only because their mayors refuse to fight the war with the crime on their streets.  This week, the President announced that he was sending 200 federal agents to Chicago and Kansas City.  He has already sent U.S. Customs Border Security guards to Portland in an attempt to alleviate the lawlessness and chaos in that city.  At least he can still distinguish between legitimate protest and rioting.  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, apparently, cannot.

Kamala Harris promises national mask mandate if elected.  Kamala Harris said on Friday [8/28/2020] that a nationwide mask mandate would be among the first orders of business if she and Joe Biden were elected to the White House in November, calling it the "responsible" thing to do.  The Democratic vice presidential nominee expanded on the three-month plan that Biden has promised to enact if he won the White House, explaining that every American would be expected to wear a face covering amid the pandemic.  "Yes," Harris, 55, said when asked if that would be one of their first actions in power during an interview on NBC's "Today."  "It's a standard.  I mean, nobody's going to be punished," Harris continued when asked how it would be enforced.

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You might wonder, what's the point of a mandate if it's not enforced?  Such a "mandate" would be an excuse for low-level Democrat tyrants to perpetuate and enforce their own mask ordinances, with or without public hearings or referenda.    "It's a standard" means it's a way to tell the compliant from the non-compliant — the obedient from the disobedient.  The masks are all about conformity, not disease.

Our Choice Isn't Democrats Vs. Republicans, But Socialism Vs. Democracy.  In the midst of an American cultural and political crisis, brought on by far-left inspired terrorism and rioting in the nation's cities, it's important to draw clear distinctions.  And that's exactly what Trump and others did in their convention speeches.  "The president and his surrogates boasted of replacing NAFTA with USMCA, passing criminal-justice reform, getting a significant tax cut through Congress (though this didn't receive as much attention as usual for a GOP convention), destroying ISIS, and killing Qasem Soleimani, along with many less widely heralded achievements in foreign policy and regulatory reform," as Daniel McCarthy of the Spectator USA magazine neatly summed it up.  As for the Democrats and Joe Biden, meanwhile, they held a fuzzy, get-reacquainted-with-nice-guy-Joe convention.  Little discussed were the ultra-radical planks of the Bernie Sanders-Joe Biden platform that inevitably would turn America toward socialism — a system that has failed everywhere it's been tried, as I&I has noted repeatedly.

Virginia Democrats Pass Bill That Eases Sentencing for Assaulting Police.  The Virginia Senate passed a new bill that would weaken sentencing for assaulting a police officer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday [8/26/2020].  The bill would strike down Virginia's six-month mandatory minimum sentence for striking an officer and provide judges the discretion to lower charges to a misdemeanor in less severe cases.  Despite vehement opposition from Republicans, Democratic lawmakers fast-tracked the passage of the bill with a party-line vote.  Republican members argued that the bill undercuts police officers who are confronting a nationwide crime wave.

The Collapse of the Democrat Brand.  Last week's Democratic National Convention shows how little Democrats have changed — a beautiful outer shell with nothing inside.  Professions of equality, justice, compassion, and empathy are precisely the types of slogans many of us find initially agreeable but too vague and empty to warrant additional thought.  The only difference is that today's Democrats bring a parade of celebrities to play the part of aesthetically pleasing decorations on the outer walls of their empty shell. [...] To be fair to Democrats, they have no choice but to be disingenuous.  They are beholden to a brand image that doesn't accurately depict who they are.  For decades, the left's monopoly on mass communication systems concealed its true character.  Today, ubiquitous camera phones and social media have made leftists' hate and violence impossible to hide.  Their only option is pretending to align with the existing Democrat brand and hoping we forget the last ten years.

One out of four Democrats thinks their party platform stinks.  Democrats put on the broad face of party unity at their convention, but don't be fooled:  One of four voted against the party platform  — not because it's too crazy, but because it not socialist enough.  That presents a dilemma for tired old Joe Biden. [...] The Democratic Party seems to have bent over backwards to accommodate them — this explains the calls for higher taxes, continous COVID lockdown as a means of public control, an end to fracking, "free" education, "free" health care, open borders, and much of the green new deal lunacies embedded within the party platform.  But at the same time, the Democrats seem to be wearing the Bernie platform as a skin suit — they rigged their primaries repeatedly to stiff Bernie of the victory he might have gotten.  And that's what really bothers the Bernie-ites.  It may well explain why they refuse to sign on to the far-left platform despite its extremist calls.

DNC Disaster?  More Than A Thousand Delegates Voted 'No' On Democratic Party Platform.  Democrats are more divided than they appear according to numbers released by the Democratic National Committee following their nominating convention last week.  Fox News reports that of the 5,000 delegates that voted on the party's platform, widely recognized as the most progressive Democratic Party platform in years, more than a thousand delegates — around 25% of all attendees — voted against the decision to approve the party's official policies.

Specifics are scarce, so what might a Pres.  Biden or Trump do in the next 4 years?  [Scroll down]  Of course despite Biden's liberal rhetoric, not all of his plans would happen on one day, in one term or even ever, if the GOP retains Senate control.  Remember Obama's endlessly-promised day one vow to close the Guantanamo Detention Facility?  He didn't actually get around to that executive order until day two.  Obama didn't mention it in his convention remarks, but that prison is still open.

Make no mistake, Harris-Biden is just a Trojan horse for authoritarian socialism.  Tucker Carlson made an extraordinary point on his show on Friday night.  It's one most likely unconsidered by many, but should be an epiphany for everyone.  His point was that the amenable and nonthreatening manner of Joe Biden is nothing but a façade covering his true purpose.  That of ushering in authoritarian socialism the likes we have never seen.  His declarations on masks and shutting the down country revealed this to everyone if they were willing to listen.  These show that the left's socialist national agenda is hidden beneath the façade.  While he's parroting words on truth and light, he's concealing a dark agenda hidden in plain view.

A Potential Landslide Agenda.  [Scroll down]  Trump needs something to run on beyond funny tweets and the fact he's neither Antifa nor Bill DeBlasio.  Americans don't want to vote for the Hard Left despite what the legacy media might have you believe, and it's pretty clear they don't really want to vote for Biden either.  But given that Biden's entire pitch is that he isn't Trump — the Democrats' agenda is so out of touch with the American people they're denying a lot of it even exists, as evidenced by their constant insistence that "redirecting" funds from police is not the same as "defunding" the police — having something people would like to see happen in the next four years is the best way for Trump to win over voters who aren't as amused as the rest of us are by his style.

Biden's Climate Plan Would Put Us On The Road To Serfdom.  Many of the climate policy promises Biden has made come straight out of the Green New Deal (GND) handbook.  In February 2019, I broke down some of the incursions on personal freedom that would flow from the GND if it were to become law.  At the cost of trillions of dollars, Biden's climate plans, like the GND, would require a complete makeover of the economy and peoples' lives within only 10 to 15 years.  "There's no more consequential challenge that we must meet in the next decade than the onrushing climate crisis," said Biden in announcing his Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice, taken from the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force.

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There is no "onrushing climate crisis."  The climate is changing, but it's so gradual that you would never notice any changes if you didn't hear about it from the fearmongers.  The climate changes all the time, but there is no extraordinary climate change.  Nobody can tell, in the long run, whether the earth is warming or cooling.  And even if the climate changes, that's no reason to dismantle capitalism; in fact, capitalism will help everyone adapt to slightly warmer or cooler temperatures.

Barack Obama:  Joe Biden Goals 'Not that Different' from Bernie Sanders.  Former President Barack Obama said in a recent interview that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had the same goals, despite appearing ideologically different.  "If you look at Joe Biden's goals and Bernie Sanders's goals, they're not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level," Obama said.  "They both want to make sure everybody has health care.  They want to make sure everybody can get a job that pays a living wage.  They want to make sure every child gets a good education."

Children playing with dynamite.  The Antifa and BLM rioters doing their best to destroy leftist cities ruled by confused idealists are the outward manifestation of a more dangerous impulse threatening to destroy all of America.  It is an impulse to self-deification that motivates the rioters and their enablers to see themselves as righteous crusaders saving the world.  They insist that the rest of us conform to their lofty worldview, but they are like children playing with idealistic dynamite, oblivious to its destructive power while they earnestly fumble with matches to light the fuse.  We have seen them at play on a big stage this week where they gathered to applaud candidates for president and vice-president whose ideology will rule us all forever, if they have their way.  It has been a theatre of the absurd where crackpot notions and perverse solutions for the real and imagined ills of America are presented in solemn tones by equally crackpot and perverse demigods who are deadly serious in their intentions to bend everything and everyone to their collective will.

Hey, Joe, here's your science and experts:  Dr. Birx calls in-person voting safe as Starbucks.  To hear Joe Biden tell it, President Trump is against "science" and refuses to listen to 'experts.'  That's why his COVID response was supposedly so mishandled.  Here's what [he] claimed during his Democratic National Convention speech on Thursday:  ["]Character is on the ballot, compassion is on the ballot, decency, science, democracy, they're all on the ballot.["] ...and... ["]We'll put politics aside.  We'll take the muzzle off our experts, so the public gets the information they need and deserve, honest unvarnished truth.  They can handle it.["]  Well, here's some science from an indisputable expert and the muzzle is off.

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Whenever you hear a Democrat claim to have "put politics aside," that is a lie.  Democrats will never put politics aside.  Politics means everything to Democrats because the government is their god and politics is their religion.  Whenever you hear a Republican urge you to "put politics aside," that means he's working out some kind of horse trade with a Democrat, "reaching across the aisle," etc.  He's not to be trusted, either.

Left set to clamp down on life in suburbia.  The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration.  The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act.  The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing.  However, like so much of the distortions that occurred after the civil rights era of the 1960s, this rule is not about preventing discrimination but about using civil rights language to advance a brazen left-wing political agenda.  The AFFH rule is war on the lifestyle of the single-family home and American suburban family life.

Our Dystopian Future under Biden/Harris.  [Scroll down]  If they take away our guns, they have taken our ability to defend ourselves.  Additionally, what do you think about Joe Biden's proposal to eliminate cash bail?  Did you see the video of that sweet cherub Marquise Love beating Adam Haner in Portland?  If the police ever find this darling, how do you feel about letting him back out on the streets with no bail?  Among the noteworthy points of Joe Biden's gun manifesto are holding gun manufacturers civilly liable (that would end gun sales and our ability to defend ourselves in an era of defunded police departments), regulate possession of assault weapons (you can be sure the definition of assault weapons will change), end online sales of guns and ammunition (this is the route to place onerous taxes on ammunition), mandate smart guns and prioritize prosecution of straw purchasers (using a third party to purchase a gun — no worries, bail will be banned!).  Defund the police, take away our ability to defend ourselves, eliminate bail and it adds up to anarchy.

The DNC stands for 'Did Not See!'  I get it — Democrats don't like Orange Man Bad.  Trump is an "existential" threat, as the governor of New Mexico (among many others) said.  These people want to raise my taxes, open the borders, take away my health insurance and give it to illegal aliens for free, make sure those rolling blackouts in California go nationwide, defund the police, wreck my neighborhood and let all the rapists and murderers out of prison — have I missed anything?

Democrats Electrify Party With Showcase of Irrelevant Dinosaurs on Day Two of the DNC.  [Scroll down]  Of course we know these "Republicans" would characterize themselves as "moderates" but the Democrats have taken a hard left turn: radical climate policies that would decimate the economy and put thousands and thousands of people out of jobs; they've moved from "safe, legal and rare" to keep the post-uterus fetus comfortable while a woman decides if she wants to let her baby survive; medicare for all including illegal aliens; open borders; a nuclear Iran; and empowered China and free college.  What exactly is the overlap between a "moderate" Republican and the left-wing nutter policies of the 2020 Democrats?  There are none because this really is not about policy.  It's about ORANGE MAN BAD and the loss of influence and stature within the political machine.  The political machine is not partisan, it's an industry just like any other.  Politics is first and foremost about who has power (elected officials, deep pocket corporate interests and their influencer flacks) and who doesn't.

DNC Panelist Lays Out the Party's Plan: 'We All Want' the 'Destruction' of Capitalism.  Is it believable that someone would drive to the store, buy markers and poster board, go home and make signs, sit in traffic for an hour, and spend all day yelling words of which they never paused to discover the meaning?  That seems implausible, but I'm sometimes convinced to suspect otherwise.  For example, socialism is a system in which no one may own his or her own business.  Capitalism is the opposite.  How could it be that anyone would prefer the former?

Sen. Kennedy:  Dems' Message Is 'Work Hard So We Can Take the Money You Earn & Give It to Someone Who Didn't'.  "Redistribution and race underpins all of their policies, and I don't recognize this Democrat Party," Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Fox News's Sean Hannity Tuesday night.  "Here's what I learned from last night," Kennedy said, referring to the first night of the Democrat National Convention.  Kennedy said Sen. Chuck Schumer's brief speech to the Democrat National Convention Tuesday night "shows how far he has moved politically."  As CNSNews.com reported, Schumer indicated it is the government's job to reduce disparities in income and wealth.

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If a U.S. Senator really believes that the government's job is to equalize everyone's wealth, this country is in serious trouble.

DNC LGBTQ Caucus Member Says: 'We're Talking About Abolishing Police, Abolishing ICE and Abolishing Prisons'.  It's Democrat convention week and the radical Marxist wing of the party has completely taken over.  The Democrats are now openly admitting they are neo-Marxists.  Democrats spent the last month denying their unhinged party wants to abolish the police.  On Tuesday [8/18/2020], Democrats in a virtual LGBTQ Caucus meeting straight up called for prisons, police and ICE to be abolished.

The Left-Wing War on America's Suburbs.  The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration.  The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act.  The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing.  However, like so much of the distortions that occurred after the civil rights era of the 1960s, this rule is not about preventing discrimination but about using civil rights language to advance a brazen left-wing political agenda.  In the case of the AFFH rule, there are so many different stated objectives it's not even clear which is the main one.  The AFFH rule is war on the lifestyle of the single-family home and American suburban family life.

California's Blackouts Display The Results Of Kamala Harris's Favored Energy Policy.  Biden's past energy policies were fairly standard fare for old-school Democrats:  massive government spending and regulations to pick winners and losers — the $535 million Solyndra collapse is illustrative.  His current plan is more of the same, spending $2 trillion, some of which will go to buy the silent acceptance of Big Oil.  By comparison, Harris' policies are a radical departure, and, as can be seen in California, fail when confronted with the real world.  Harris partnered with New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the multi-trillion-dollar Green New Deal, an energy plan so ambitious it envisioned a continental network of government-run high-speed trains while grounding America's commercial air fleet.  Likewise, California's high-speed rail project has been cut back from the 380-mile San Francisco to Los Angeles route to a 140-mile Bakersfield to Merced run that few will ever ride, as the costs of the project tripled from $33.6 billion to $98.1 billion.  The train would run on electricity — if it were available.

Sanders: Ideas Viewed as 'Radical' a Few Years Ago Are Now Mainstream.  Addressing the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday night in support of Joe Biden's presidential candidacy, Sen. Bernie Sanders said that his own now-suspended campaign had "moved this country in a bold new direction," adding that that many ideas considered radical just a few years have become mainstream.  "Our campaign ended several months ago, but our movement continues and is getting stronger every day," he said.  "Many of the ideas we fought for, that just a few years ago were considered 'radical,' are now mainstream."  "But, let us be clear," Sanders continued, "if Donald Trump is re-elected, all the progress we have made will be in jeopardy."

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The end products of the tax-and-spend baby-killing socialist Democrats can hardly be called "progress."

They're against Trump — but what are Dems for?  Watching the long slog of the second night of the Democrat's convention, a famous Winston Churchill line came to mind:  "Take this pudding away — it has no theme!" [...] What do Democrats stand for and, more to the point, what are they promising voters if they gain the White House?  I honestly don't know.  I do know that, once again, they failed to address the violence erupting across the country, as if it isn't happening.  Or maybe they are afraid to criticize it because it will somehow come off as pro-police, which would infuriate the Black Lives Matter movement the party is embracing.  For whatever reason, Dems are ceding a huge issue to Trump, one that resonates across income, race and geographic boundaries.  Public safety is a civil right and it matters to everyone.

A referendum on the socialism behind the mask.  Joe Biden has made his presidential campaign all about one man:  Donald Trump.  Indeed, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate has said very little about what he's campaigning for, but a lot about who he's campaigning against.  The goal is to make the November election a referendum on Trump, which Democrats seem to think is a winning strategy.  Convince voters that Biden is the only thing standing in between them and four more years of Trumpian chaos, and they'll turn out for a candidate who still draws little enthusiasm from his own party.  But the Democratic Party is underestimating the electorate.  To be sure, voters are displeased with Trump and the way he's handled recent crises, if the polls are to be believed.  But voters also care about issues and the larger debate that surrounds them.

Pirro: You Have 79 days to Decide if You Want Freedom to Go to Church, the Gym, a Bar, Restaurant.  Saturday, Fox News Channel's Jeanine Pirro opened her program by laying out the importance of the November election and contrasting the two presidential tickets.  According to Pirro, much of what has occurred in the last few months could be the norm if Americans opt to elect for Vice President Joe Biden as president.

President Trump Presents America With a Choice:  The Mob or Freedom.  Speaking from a Wisconsin tarmac in front of Air Force One Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump went after Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, the left and the media on everything from taxes, to healthcare and continuing civil unrest.  During his remarks, Trump gave Americans a clear choice for November.  "Voters of Wisconsin face a simply choice, do you want to be ruled by the radical left mob or do you want to stand tall as free men and women in the greatest country on earth and keep it that way," Trump said.  "Joe Biden is just a Trojan horse for socialism, he is, he's a Trojan horse.  He has no clue, but the people around are tough and they're smart but we disagree with them very very strongly.  They're mean and they're angry."

What's to Blame for Trump's Lagging Poll Numbers?  I am looking forward to an explanation of one of the great mysteries of life on earth circa 2020.  The mystery, I mean, of how it can possibly be the case that poor old slow Joe Biden's poll numbers are still exhibiting more of a pulse than he is.  How is it possible?  Furthermore, how is it possible that his campaign was not consumed by contemptuous laughter directly after it was announced that Kamala Harris, the nastiest woman in U.S. politics today, would be his running mate?  Harris's presidential bid went nowhere.  It just collapsed before it even really got started.  No surprise there.  In addition to being seriously unpleasant — just take a look at her disgraceful performance during the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh — she has signed up for the whole cringe-inducing wackadoodle far-Left agenda, promising to ban fracking, embrace wind power, take your guns, raise your taxes, and destroy the borders of the country (she memorably compared our brave border police to members of the Ku Klux Klan).

Harris, Omar and the party's great march leftward.  [Kamala] Harris hails from California, a progressive, deep-blue state.  As a progressive, wealthy native of northern California, Harris has little ability to mobilize supporters in places like Detroit or Pittsburgh.  Moreover, Harris has not distinguished herself as a great vote-getter.  Last year, when Harris entered the Democratic presidential primaries, she enjoyed enthusiastic support from the media and deep-pocketed progressive donors.  But despite these advantages, she failed to win over significant support for her campaign even in her native state.  Her campaign fizzled out very quickly.  While the progressive media refers to Harris as a "moderate," since her election to the Senate in 2016 Harris has racked up one of the most radical voting records in the upper house.  She supports revoking all limitations on abortions.  She supports harsh limitations on the right to bear arms.  She supports banning oil fracking and ending energy exploration on federal lands.

Austin guts police budget to pay Planned Parenthood.  The Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday [8/13/2020] to gut its police budget.  The Austin Police Department, which is already about 200 officers below full strength, will have its budget cut by one-third.  The city's murder rate is spiking but evidently that's of no concern.

Crushing the Barbarians Inside the Gates.  [Scroll down]  What obliterates the woke narrative is the simple truth that the constitutional American republic with its rights and obligations under law, the free market economy together with common sense and traditional values have driven more creativity and prosperity than any other system in human history.  President Trump appreciates that heritage and wants to build on it.  Joe Biden and the Democrat Party have embraced the woke agenda and the social media cancel culture, and have accepted the visible toppling and removal of America's historic statues and monuments and the expungement of virtue from its history in order to remake and transform the nation.  The choice in the November elections could not be more clear-cut and the consequences more profound.

Kamala Has Already Struck Out.  Many analysts believe that Kamala Harris will be America's most radical left political candidate ever.  She's consistently among the top two "most progressive" members of the Senate.  She has been called one of the most radical-left politicians today; pick any pet woke cause, and Kamala will be farthest left!  These policy positions are not only constitutionally problematic; they are also prohibitively expensive, with a price tag in the multiple billions of dollars! [...] What Kamala Harris offers in the veepstakes is a promise to promote a grab bag of assorted radical goals of every oddball progressive from Bernie to AOC to Obama and be an advocate for special constituencies — pro-abortion voters, instigators of the BLM movement's racism, gun control activists, and illegal aliens.

Joe Biden's Mask Mandate Is Only The Beginning.  At a briefing on Thursday [8/13/2020], Joe Biden called for a nationwide mask-wearing mandate "for the next three months at a minimum."  Never mind that such a federal mandate is likely unconstitutional, this is just one of a multitude of areas where Biden, and his running mate Kamala Harris, want to impose the federal government on even the most mundane of actions by Americans.  So, as a reader service, we've gathered up a sampling of things they say they want to either ban or mandate should they gain access to the White House.  [Details omitted for brevity — see the original article.]
  Bans:
  •   Plastic straws
  •   Plastic bags
  •   Gas-powered cars
  •   The death penalty
  •   Private prisons
  •   New oil and gas leases on federal lands and offshore
  •   Fracking
  •   "Assault" Rifles
  •   Right-to-work laws
  •   Trump from Twitter
  •   Social media hate speech
  •   Private health insurance
  Mandates:
  •   Masks
  •   Government-approved insurance
  •   $15 minimum wage
  •   Equal Pay
  •   Six months paid parental leave
  •   A third Federal Reserve mandate

Biden's selection of Harris for VP means disastrous San Francisco economic model could go nationwide.  The Democrat party's lunge to the far-left is near completion with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate on Tuesday [8/11/2020].  She is very much a San Francisco Democrat who assumes more and more obtrusive government rules, mandates and taxes are never enough.  Her run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in 2019 (she dropped out in December) demonstrated that she has neither the beliefs nor the backbone to counter her party's embrace of socialism.  Here she will be a collaborator, not a resister.

Joe and Kamala, the Demagogic Duo.  [Scroll down]  The interest of Biden and Harris in economic growth is nil.  Biden has said that the "very first thing" he will do is eliminate Trump's tax cuts.  He will restore all of the irrational regulations constraining business Trump has wiped out.  And his "Green New Deal" will crush America's energy sector.  With a straight face, Biden said that his environmentalism will be a boon for "jobs."  This is the same candidate who cavalierly told soon-to-be-out-of-work coal miners that they should learn "how to code."  In the name of "climate change," a Biden-Harris administration would throw tens of thousands of people out of work and drive up energy prices for all Americans.  They subscribe to a left-wing ideology that sees a receding economy as a goal, not a problem.  Woe to Americans if they believe the lies of Biden and Harris.  They are two lightweights who will crash America's economy, decimate her culture, and embolden the mob.

Democrat-Controlled Seattle Votes To Defund Police As Violent Crime, Far-Left Riots Surge.  The Democrat-controlled Seattle City Council voted late on Monday to advance a highly controversial plan to defund the Seattle Police Department as violent crime and far-left riots have rocked the city in recent months.  The Seattle City Council voted to remove approximately $3 million from the Seattle Police Department's budget, [...]

Trump Stands Between You and the Poverty the Democrats Have Ready for You.  Speaking at the Whirlpool Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio, on Thursday, President Donald Trump once again articulated the guiding principle of his administration:  "The duty of a president is to put this nation's own citizens first.  That's why my administration swears by two simple, but crucial rules, buy American and hire American."  His twilight struggle with the Democrats over the future of the nation, or whether the nation will even have a future at all, is coming down to the question of whether that principle will be upheld and defended, or consigned forever to the dustbin of history.

Wealth Tax On Billionaires?  Great — If You Want Stagnation, Fewer Jobs, More Poverty.  Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has another bright socialist idea:  A 60% wealth tax on billionaires to pay for nationalized health care for a year.  Such nuttiness would be easy to ignore were it not for the fact he's now the driving intellectual force behind Joe Biden's basement-based presidential campaign.  As any economist worth his salt will tell you, a wealth tax is perhaps the most pernicious tax, since it punishes people retroactively for their hard work, thrift and smart investments.  Not only does it dissuade people from accumulating wealth, but it also dramatically reduces the amount of capital in our economy.  Everyone will be poorer, with lower incomes for all and fewer jobs as the inevitable result.

Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend.  The question is, "Which of two package deals is better for the nation?"  (a) Donald Trump and Republican policies or (b) Joe Biden and Democratic policies?  There are no other choices.  The nation will either have the option (a) or option (b) as a whole package for at least the next four years, and probably longer.  If I withhold support from Trump, that makes it easier for Biden to win, and thereby for Democratic policies to bring (in my opinion) great destructiveness to the nation.

90 Days for Biden to Ruin the Country? 'C'mon, Man!'  The only plan the Democrats have for America is to take down Trump, as if he were one of those statues they like to knock down.  Their only candidate is not Biden, but Not-Trump.  Biden is just a clueless old man who happened to be passing by, while what the Democrats are looking for is a plebiscite on the president.  That's why you won't hear any bills or ideas, just unrest in the streets, smoke-filled arguments, demagoguery, and tons of panic.  A socialist never comes to power without first getting the voters scared out of their wits.  That's why the Left is happy with the Marxist hordes that raid shops, break into homes, and insult old ladies during prime time.  Some shake the tree, and others collect the fruit.  The truth of it is that expecting the Left to give up the revolution is as frustrating as expecting me to give up beer.

The Apocalypse Election.  And now, the Democrats are deliberately backing a candidate with not only obvious diminished mental capacity but also clear signs of dementia, despite the danger a senile president might present to the country, world, and humanity.  The Democratic Party platform ardently adopted by "Aphasic" Joe Biden would entail an abrogation of the Constitution; a gaming of the voting system and the addition of new states (D.C. & Puerto Rico) to guarantee the Democrats perennial electoral victory; and a complete revision of America's capitalist economy, transforming it into one based on the tenets of socialism as the stout pillars of a society ruled by critical theory.  These are positions a non-diminished Joe Biden might have not only considered anathema, but also political suicide.

Democrats, Wasn't Life Great Before Trump?  Before Donald Trump came down his escalator, things were going just fine.  Our economy was growing at a post-modern and sustainable 1.2%.  Deficits were rising, but that was because we were investing to help people.  Congress passed the Affordable Care Act that subsidized health care for the poor.  We had elected our first black president, and then re-elected him for a second term, a clear signal that the United States was no longer a racist nation.  Manufacturing jobs were becoming a thing of the past, but factory work is hot and dangerous.  Better to let poorer nations do that for us.  Undocumented workers were coming across the border by the millions, to do the jobs Americans didn't want to do.  Oil prices were at record high levels, so that meant Americans would be encouraged to buy more fuel efficient cars and help the environment.

Insights to Consider Before November.  Women are upset at Trump's naughty words.  They also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.  Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders.  It seems women's rights only matter if those women are liberal.  No border wall.  No voter ID laws.  Did you figure it out yet?  But wait... there's more.  Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year.  Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.  And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.  President Trump's wall costs less than the Obamacare website.  Let that sink in, America.  We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally.  We are fighting evil.

The 2,700-Page Moving Forward Act Is Actually A Heist Of Money & Liberty.  HR 2 is over 2,700 pages and has 'education' embedded almost 400 times (393, to be exact).  Warriors, the Bill was introduced on June 11, 2020.  By late June, HR 2 had been calculated to cost us at LEAST a trillion dollars, if all of the changes to our nation happen.  However, Budget notes reveal that's the first ESTIMATE.  As I poured through this mammoth Bill, I noticed that millions and billions were sprinkled in.  So much so, that it doesn't take any time to realize the money adds up to well over a trillion dollars.

Wrecking the American Dream.  [Scroll down]  Eight years of the Obama administration failed to accomplish their goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America," or else Donald Trump never could have been elected.  So this time, Democrats are going finish the job.  And by "finish the job" of course I mean completely ruin everything.  Consider, for example, the Biden plan to destroy suburbia.  The media were busy pretending that no such plan existed until Trump blew the whistle on the Democratic Party's proposal to abolish zoning for single-family homes.  The president announced on Twitter on June 30 that he was "studying the AFFH housing regulation" he described as "having a devastating impact" on suburbs, and declared that Biden wanted to make these regulations "MUCH WORSE." [...] This is not "reform," it's revenge:  Democrats hate suburbia because most suburbanites vote Republican.  Anyone can look at a map of the 2016 election results and figure this out.

Trump Campaign Ties Joe Biden to the Radical Left in Hard Hitting Ad.  The Trump campaign rolled out a new hard-hitting ad tying Biden to the radical left.  The Democrat party has gone full-blown radical left and Joe Biden embraces it.  Biden agreed to cut funding from police and redirect the money to social justice programs.  [Video clip]

Democrats' Policies are Unfit for the Presidency.  [Scroll down]  Well, to get a taste, let's sample a bit of the recently released Biden-Bernie Sanders (socialist-Vt.) "unity task force recommendations" for Biden's potential presidency. [...] Democrats repeatedly say, including in this document, that climate change is a global emergency.  It is not at all far-fetched to think they would be willing to repeat coronavirus ruination, on even worse terms.  "We agree with scientists and public health experts that the United States — and the world — must achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and no later than 2050," the document says.  The only way to do this using solar and wind power, as Democrats demand in the document, is to make the United States a low-energy economy.  That's an impoverished economy, a Third World economy.  Ventilators cannot run on wind power, to say nothing of grocery stores, hospitals, and homes.  Turning the United States into a Third World country is not a policy worthy of the United States presidency.  It is unfit for office.

Sanders delegates signing petition to vote against Dem platform that doesn't include 'Medicare-for-all'.  Just three weeks before the Democratic National Convention, hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates have pledged to vote against their party's platform if it does not include support for "Medicare-for-all."  The delegates argue that a Sanders-style single-payer health care system is an urgent priority in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression.  Delegates from Nevada organized the petition and nearly 500 of them — most of whom backed Sanders for president — have signed on, delegates told Fox News.  However, Sanders, I-Vt., himself will vote for the platform nonetheless, Fox News is told.  The petition claims that a "majority of Americans" now believes "Medicare-for-all" is the best way to achieve affordable and accessible health care.

Democrats see climate change as 'political weapon' for picking off key Trump 2016 voters.  Democrats want to use climate change to build a winning coalition in 2020, not just to energize the party's left-wing base but also to pick off center-right voters fed up with President Trump.  The strategy bucks conventional election wisdom.  Typically, candidates veer toward the center heading into a general election, tempering any rhetoric around polarizing issues such as climate change.  But climate change politics have shifted dramatically in the last few years.  Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, unveiled his most aggressive climate plan yet last week, with the general election just beginning to kick into high gear.

Over 360 Delegates Will Reject The DNC Platform Unless It Includes 'Medicare For All'.  With the virtual Democratic National Convention three weeks away, over 360 delegates have signed a pledge to reject any platform that doesn't include "Medicare for All."  "We, the undersigned delegates to the Democratic National Convention, pledge to vote against any 2020 Platform that does not include a universal, single-payer, Medicare-For-All, platform plank," the pledge says.

Democrats' Draft 2020 Platform:  White People Are the Root of All Evil.  In 2020, it's definitely not "OK to be White" at the Democratic National Convention.  A draft of the DNC's 2020 Democratic Party Platform obtained by Politico shows a frequent focus on racial issues, with language that repeatedly accuses whites in America of benefiting unfairly from society at the expense of minorities.  The preamble to the platform reads:  "We will give hate no safe harbor.  We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of bigotry, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or white supremacy."  Curiously, in the 15 times the document mentioned "whites," it doesn't capitalize the word the way it does Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.  Every time "whites" are brought up, it's in a critical way.  Often, the platform vows to "close the gap" between white Americans and all other Americans — without providing solutions.

Joe Biden's First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans.  Sunday [7/26/2020] marks 100 days until the 2020 election.  That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they'd forgotten how close we were.  The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from even his sympathetic press pool.  The former vice president ran his primary campaign as a moderate.  He refused to go along with the more radical proposals of his opponents, instead relying on his old centrist reputation and key endorsements to harness the black working-class voters he plans to combine with the white workers who sent Donald Trump to the White House.

As U.S. debt rises, Biden's spending proposals near $10 trillion.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's spending proposals are nearing $10 trillion, even as U.S. debt continues to rise amid new coronavirus spending.  In the past month alone, Biden has proposed nearly $3.48 trillion in new taxes and spending.  Biden's new childcare and eldercare proposal released Tuesday calls for $775 billion in taxes and new government spending.  The Biden campaign's energy plan released last week will cost taxpayers $2 trillion.  "Biden will make a $2 trillion accelerated investment, with a plan to deploy those resources over his first term, setting us on an irreversible course to meet the ambitious climate progress that science demands," stated the Biden campaign's website.

Democratic National Committee platform mentions 'whites' 15 times, all [condemnatory].  The draft 2020 Democratic National Committee platform being circulated in Washington aims to reinforce the view that liberals are best situated to battle for minorities seeking higher wages, better housing and jobs, and more money for schools.  With the August convention coming on the heels of the Black Lives Matter protests, it features support for the movement and an expanded pledge to root out racism.  The preamble says, "We will give hate no safe harbor.  We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of bigotry, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or white supremacy."  In promising change, it sets up one group that has it too good and is holding minorities back:  whites.  In more than 80 pages in the draft platform published by Politico, whites are mentioned 15 times, all critical, including three references to white supremacy or supremacists and one to white nationalists.  The document doesn't capitalize white as it does Black, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.

Draft DNC Platform Declares White Americans Too Rich, Too Privileged, and Too Evil.  The Democrat National Committee draft platform for its 2020 convention mentions "whites" a total of 15 times, each of them within a "damning" context — a detail first noticed by the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard.  "In more than 80 pages in the draft platform published by Politico, whites are mentioned 15 times, all critical, including three references to white supremacy or supremacists and one to white nationalists," Bedard writes.  He adds, "In most mentions, the reference is to how whites are better off at the expense of others.  And the promise often is to 'close the gap' between minorities and whites, though no solutions are offered."  If this is a legitimate draft, the fact that it's a merely a draft means nothing.  It still reveals how ugly the Democrat Party has become and how ugly and divisive the future will be, should this approach to national politics ever prevail.

In 'Unity' Platform With Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden Paves Way For Socialist Medicine.  The "unity task forces" assembled by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his primary competitor and avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently issued their report.  The policy recommendations, released ahead of next month's Democratic National Convention, speak to how far the party has moved to the left, even under the supposedly "moderate" Biden.  On health care, the fact that the task force failed explicitly to endorse a single-payer system does not make its policies much less radical.  Compared to the policies of Barack Obama — the man under whom Biden served as vice president, and whom Biden uses as a virtual lodestar — the Dems's platform would massively expand the government's role in health care while paving the way for a single-payer system over time.

Biden and Democrats look to 'Cash for Clunkers'-style program to boost electric vehicles.  Democrats eyeing full control of the government in 2021 are rallying around the idea of providing consumers rebates to swap old gas guzzlers with zero-emission vehicles, seeking to improve upon the Obama "Cash for Clunkers" program.  In recent weeks, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, along with a special climate change committee created by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has endorsed a plan by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to take more than 63 million gas vehicles off the road over a decade, replacing them with cleaner ones.

Democratic Socialists expected to shake up New York state Assembly.  A half dozen insurgent candidates in Brooklyn and Queens — some backed by the Democratic Socialists of America — toppled veterans incumbents in Democratic primary races, including close allies of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx).  With Heastie's backing, the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee poured more than $400,000 combined to prop up 46-year-veteran Joe Lentol, Felix Ortiz and Walter Mosley in Brooklyn and Aravella Simotas, Michael Den Dekker and Michael Miller in Queens.  They all lost.  Insurgent Zohran Mamdani, who defeated four-term incumbent Aravella Simotas in the 36 AD covering Astoria, said in a tweet:  "Socialism won."  He was endorsed by DSA.  DACC donated $125,000 to Simotas' reelection campaign.

Biden Will Destroy the Suburbs.  If you live in the suburbs or you're a city-dweller eyeing a move to a quiet cul-de-sac where your kids can play, you need to know about Joe Biden's plan for a federal takeover of local zoning laws.  Biden wants to ramp up an Obama-era social engineering scheme called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which barely got started before Donald Trump took office and vowed to stop it.  Biden's plan is to force suburban towns with single-family homes and minimum lot sizes to build high-density affordable housing smack in the middle of their leafy neighborhoods.  Starting in 2015, Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) bureaucrats imposed a cookie-cutter requirement for "balanced housing" in every suburb.  "Balanced" meant affordable even for people who needed federal vouchers.

Bernie Sanders Secures Support from Half of Senate Democrats In Bid to Defund the Pentagon.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday [7/22/2020] touted securing the support of half of the Senate Democrats for his amendment to defund the Pentagon by 10 percent and invest in "distressed communities" instead.  Sanders' amendment to cut 10 percent of the Pentagon's budget to invest in "human needs" gained support from 23 members of the Senate Democrat Caucus — half of the 45 Democrats in the Senate.

Yes, Joe Biden Said He Wants to Defund the Police.  Since the death of George Floyd, Democrats have pushed this notion of "defunding the police."  They have worked overtime to make sure Americans know "defunding" doesn't mean abolishing law enforcement agencies in their entirety.  In their eyes, it's about shifting funds from police departments to other necessary services, like education and social workers.  For whatever reason, the mainstream media is making the argument that Biden is not in favor of defunding the police.  By Democrats' own standards and definitions, he is in favor of defunding the police and reallocating funds that would otherwise go towards police departments to other services.

Beware the Biden-Sanders radical lefty manifesto.  Joe Biden signed the death warrant for his campaign last week, even if he doesn't know it.  The joint manifesto he released with Bernie Sanders is 110 pages of radical far-left policies — from a job-killing $2 trillion climate agenda to eliminating cash bail and dismantling border protection.  It betrays the working-class voters Biden claims to represent and destroys any pretense that he is a "moderate."  As Sanders has boasted, Biden would be "the most progressive president since FDR."  Well-meaning people might stick their fingers in their ears and vote for Biden out of nostalgia for a Democratic Party that no longer exists or out of exhaustion at the relentless anti-Trump barrage.

Spending As If There Is No Tomorrow.  Perhaps now is not the time in the middle of a pandemic, job losses and threats of even higher unemployment, to mention the national debt.  Or, perhaps it is.  One of the common characteristics of the fall of past empires and superpowers is massive national debt.  Ours is currently at $26.5 trillion and growing by the second.  Americans should regularly consult the real-time debt clock and ponder the future.  The interest on the debt, which also grows daily, is higher than the nation's gross domestic product for the first time since World War II.  With more borrowed money going out the Treasury Department's door because of the pandemic and Joe Biden promising to spend additional trillions should he become president the debt will become an even greater economic albatross.

Biden's climate change policy would cause more economic harm than coronavirus.  If you think the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic was bad, be forewarned: the economic impact of former Vice President Joe Biden's new climate change plan would make the last few months look like prosperity.  Biden's original climate change plan was to spend $1.7 trillion over a decade and phase out fossil fuels by 2050.  But that plan was unveiled during the primary season, and since then the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has moved further left.  Apparently, Biden's earlier plan wasn't extreme enough to please the far-left activists who surround him, so he went back to the drawing board and came up with something even more drastic.

Joe Biden [is being] Pressured to Defund the Military, End Space Force as President.  Progressive groups are pushing 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden to cut the military budget by hundreds of billions and move his foreign policy platform further left.  They have laid out a progressive wish list that includes cutting the Pentagon's budget by $200 billion each year, ending the refurbishment of the nation's nuclear arsenal begun under Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and getting rid of the Space Force — at a time when U.S. adversaries are ramping up spending in those areas.

Joe Biden Is A Vehicle For The Revolution.  Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a vehicle for the left's cultural revolution, even if he doesn't know it.  Someone might remind him that he's even running.  On Wednesday [7/15/2020], prominent communist, anti-Semite and former Black Panther Angela Davis said Biden could be "effectively pressured," into promoting the agenda of the radical left in pursuit of a complete societal transformation overthrowing existing norms into a new world order.  "I don't see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction," Davis said on "Russia Today."

Sheer Lunacy Rules the Day.  [Scroll down]  Now consider that on October 3, 2003, former Colorado governor Richard D. Lamm gave a speech titled "How to Destroy America."  His prescience is frightening.
  •   First make America a bilingual/bicultural country.  History shows ... that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures.  It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.
  •   Then invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture.  Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal ... there are no cultural differences that are important ... and the black and Hispanic dropout rate is only due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out-of-bounds.
  •   Make the United States a 'Hispanic Quebec.'  The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity.
  •   Encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. Make our fastest-growing demographic group the least educated and add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population.  [Consider the no-go zones that Muslims have now established.]
  •   Get the big foundations and Big Business to give these efforts lots of money.  [Consider that in 2016, "the Ford Foundation was pledging to raise $100 million over six years for the Movement for Black Lives, a self-described 'united front' of the original Black Lives Matter."]
  •   Invest in ethnic identity, and establish the cult of victimology.  Start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.  [Think Al Sharpton and company.]
  •   Establish dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties.  'Celebrate diversity.'  It stresses differences rather than commonalities.

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NY Times reveals DNC's 2020 mission.  [Scroll down]  Behind the veil, we see the Democrats are not running for office to serve you.  The end-zone of their 2020 campaign is to embarrass the President and gerrymander congressional districts.  The swamp creatures at the DNC seek only to maintain and expand their power.  They do not care about your individual rights, and they certai