20 November, 2021

20 November, 1945

The Nuremberg Trials begin.

Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.

At the end of World War II in Europe, the victorious Allied powers created the first international court to try war criminals from Nazi Germany. Headquartered in the German city of Nuremberg, the first and most famous trials of the major war criminals were held between November 20, 1945 and October 1, 1946, with verdicts announced on September 30 and October 1.
In the end, a large number of senior Nazi leaders were sentenced to death, including Hermann Goering (who killed himself with cyanide the night before his sentence was to be carried out), Karl Dönitz, Martin Bormann (who was missing but sentenced to death in abstentia), Alfred Jodl, Joachim von Ribbentrop and various others. Some leaders, like Rudolf Hess and Albert Speer, were given prison terms in Spandau Prison. The death sentences were carried out on October 16, 1946.
Described as "the greatest trial in history" by one of the presiding judges, Nuremberg was a leap in international law, and would set a precedent for trying war crimes in an international court. The effect of Nuremberg can be seen in the modern-day International Criminal Court and with the prosecution of criminals for actions during wars in Yugoslavia and beyond.

This Is Entirely the Result of Liberal Media and the Policies of Democrats Over the Last Decade or So

Report: Anti-white hate crimes went up 127% in L.A. | One America News Network (oann.com)

In 2020, anti-white hate crimes climbed 127 percent, showing the highest increase of any other racial group.

“This report is another alarming reminder that we have a long way to go in building a more inclusive and just society,” said Hilda L. Solis, the chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 76 percent, mirroring similar statistics in other major U.S. cities. Meanwhile, anti-Black crimes increased by 35 percent, while anti-Latino crimes jumped 58 percent.

Goldman Sachs Is Correct

Goldman Sachs Says Inflation Is Bigger Threat To Global Economy Than COVID-19 | The Daily Wire

Of course, part of the issue is that the China virus isn’t a major threat to most parts of our economy at all. Our reaction is the threat.

Higher-than-expected US inflation recently prompted us to pull forward our forecast for Fed liftoff by a full year to July 2022. We now expect core PCE inflation to remain above 3% — and core CPI inflation above 4% — when the QE taper concludes, which would make a seamless move from tapering to rate hikes the path of least resistance. After liftoff, we see a second hike in November 2022 and two hikes per year after that.

The key to this gradual pace is a partial moderation in goods prices and in overall inflation, driven by a combination of slowing demand and rising supply. On the demand side, we expect spending on goods to moderate as US government income support normalizes and service activity rebounds. Although US real goods consumption remains nearly 10% above trend, this already represents a decline of 5% since the peak in March when households received stimulus checks, and the adjustment likely has further to go.

They don’t see inflation dropping much any time soon. Well, that’s great news.

It’s Not Your Fault That You Thought This, nor Is It an Accident

For the last year, we’ve heard nothing about this trial that didn’t include the words “white supremacy” and “racism”, so of course you’d think Rittenhouse’s attackers were black. And their race was never mentioned. This is how media bias works.

All White People Are Racist All the Time

Voting for Black People Is Racist If They're Republicans - by Jim Treacher - Who the Hell Is Jim Treacher? (substack.com)

Extensive quoting from the linked article. Apologies:

If you’re a white person in America, that means you’re a racist. We all know this by now. And because you’re white, and therefore a racist by birth, that means every single thing you do and say is racist.

For eight years, it was racist to ever disagree with the president of the United States because his father was black. For four subsequent years, it was racist to ever agree with the president of the United States because he defeated a white woman. (It gets complicated. Just roll with it.) Every single bad thing that happens in America is due to racism. If you question this article of leftist faith, you are, of course, a racist.

But don’t think that electing a black person to public office lets you off the hook. Oh no. Just because rock-ribbed conservative Winsome Sears is the new Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, replacing a black man who is credibly accused of sexual assault, that doesn’t mean you’re not still a racist.

Read it and weep, racist.

Fivethirtyeight is here to remind us why we’re racist, even when we think we’re not.


I can’t believe this is serious journalism. It would have been in The Onion back when it was funny. Today, it would be in The Babylon Bee. But no, it’s real.

Way to Keep Your Eyes on the Ball, Joe

Group Biden Took Off Terror List Commits Terrorist Act – PJ Media

Isn’t great that America is back and the adults are back in charge? America is back, all right: all the way back to 1979, the last time we had a president so weak that enemies of the United States stormed one of our embassies and took hostages. On Thursday, the Yemeni media outlet Al-Masdar Online reported that Houthi jihadis in Yemen, which are backed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, stormed our embassy in Sana’a, seizing “large quantities of equipment and materials.” Just days before that, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), they “kidnapped three Yemeni nationals affiliated with the U.S. Embassy.” Biden’s team promised America would be back, but didn’t say anything about Jimmy Carter coming around again as well.

Clearly these people aren’t terrorists. Glad we removed them from the watch list. Obviously, nothing to watch.

*eye roll*


The Other Thing to Remember Is That This Is Directly Contributing to Our Inflation Woes

Record Number of Ships Stranded Outside California Ports (freebeacon.com)

One-hundred-eleven container ships are waiting to unload at ports such as Los Angeles and Long Beach, breaking the previous record of 108 ships set on Oct. 21, according to Business Insider. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, ships almost never waited to dock. A spike in demand combined with a shortage of dock workers and truckers has caused the jam.

The supply chain bottleneck is growing despite pressure from the Biden administration for shipping companies to adopt around-the-clock schedules. In October, President Joe Biden announced that the Port of Los Angeles would operate 24/7. Major retailers including Walmart, FedEx, and UPS would also lengthen working hours, Biden said.

California ports said they would fine shippers that do not comply with the extended working hours and leave their containers too long on the docks. Port authorities in Los Angeles and Long Beach pledged to fine shipping companies $100 a day for every container left on the docks.

The ports began tallying the containers left behind at the beginning of November and will levy fines as early as mid-November. More than 60,000 containers are subject to fines.

Typically, a high number for this would be…two. It is exceptionally rare for there to be more than one. And we have over 100. This isn’t going to end anytime soon.

The 4th Couldn’t Get Off of Facebook Long Enough to Respond

CNN Poll: 3 Of 4 Adults Think Facebook Is Making Society Worse | The Daily Wire

“Americans say, 76% to 11%, that Facebook makes society worse, not better, according to the survey. Another 13% say it has no effect either way,” CNN reported. “That broadly negative appraisal holds across gender, age and racial lines. Even frequent Facebook users — those who report using the site at least several times a week — say 70% to 14% that the social network harms, rather than helps, US society. Although majorities across parties say Facebook is doing more harm than good, that feeling spikes among Republicans (82%).”

I’d agree with all of that. It’s why I’m no longer on it.

But CRT Doesn’t Exist

Wisc. professors, public school leaders to help host two-day ‘white privilege symposium’ | The College Fix

Proponents and advocates of critical race theory in America’s Dairyland have an event to look forward to next month: a two-day symposium on white privilege.

University professors, employees and public school teachers, staff and district administrators alike all maintain spots on the host planning committee for the La Crosse, Wisconsin, “White Privilege Symposium,” set to take place in early December.

Attendees are asked to spend $100 a pop per adult ticket to go to the event, (whether it be virtually or in person) to learn about white privilege, racial oppression, critical race theory and other ideas involving ingrained inequities.

CRT doesn’t exist.


Even Team Obama Thinks Team Biden Is Clueless

Obama adviser: Bidenflation is real and it's spectacular -- and directly tied to Biden's stimulus – HotAir

“A sizeable chunk of the inflation we’re seeing is the inevitable result of coming out of the pandemic,” said Furman, now an economist at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Furman suggested, though, that misguided policy played a role, too. Policymakers were so intent on staving off an economic collapse that they “systematically underestimated inflation,” he said.

“They poured kerosene on the fire.”

A flood of government spending — including President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with its $1,400 checks to most households in March — overstimulated the economy, Furman said.

“Inflation is a lot higher in the United States than it is in Europe,” he noted. “Europe is going through the same supply shocks as the United States is, the same supply chain issues. But they didn’t do nearly as much stimulus.’’


I Guess Next We’ll Have Separate Water Fountains and Separate Places on the Bus

I swear it’s like modern liberalism wants to erase people like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks from existence.

Campus Reform | Harvard created ‘exclusive space’ for ‘Black-identifying audience members’ by basing theater admissions on race

Harvard asked non-Black patrons not to attend the Oct. 29 performance of Macbeth in Stride, a spin of William Shakespeare's famous Scottish tragedy.

“The Friday, October 29 performance of Macbeth In Stride is designated to be an exclusive space for Black-identifying audience members,” a statement on the university website reads. “For our non-Black allies, we appreciate your support in making this a completely Black-identifying evening. We invite you to join us at another performance during the run.”

In the last decade or so, we’ve lost all Civil Right progress made in the last 50 years. And it’s entirely the fault of the left.

I Think I’ve Finally Figured Tulsi Gabbard Out

Tulsi Gabbard: Joe Biden Is ‘Tearing Our Country Apart’; Democrats Are Fomenting ‘Anger And Hatred’ | The Daily Wire

She doesn’t expect President Joe Biden (D-USA) to run again in 2024, and she’s going to run as the “sane” Democrat. It might work. If she can convince enough of the party that sanity is needed and win the Democrat primary, she would be tough to beat in the general.

“I think that the American people, it’s clear as we saw in Virginia, it’s actually a positive sign that they’re rejecting the kind of divisiveness, racialization of everything in this country, the fomenting of anger and hatred, that unfortunately, we’re seeing coming from so many of my fellow Democrats,” Gabbard said of the recent elections that took place last week. “And I think the Virginia governor’s election was a positive indication of voters taking a stand and letting their voices be heard through the ballot box.”

When asked about a top Democratic strategist saying that Democrats had a “wokeness” problem, Gabbard responded, “It’s true, you know, when you have people in positions of power, who arrogantly believe that they’re not accountable to the people and who treat us like we’re stupid, like they know better, they know best what’s good for us more than we know ourselves and all we got to do is blindly follow along and listen, it’s no wonder that people are rejecting that.”

She’s not really railing against Democrat policies in general, just the ones that make them look bad to average Americans and Independent voters. Good plan.

How Is This Possible?

Are we a superpower or not? Do we have Special Forces or not?

Looks like the answer to both questions is “no”.

Biden’s Pentagon: Likely ‘Dozens’ Of U.S. Troop’s Family Members Still Trapped In Afghanistan | The Daily Wire

At a press conference on Wednesday, a reporter asked Pentagon spokesman John Kirby to provide updates on the “number of immediate family members of U.S. service members in Afghanistan.”

“We believe it’s certainly most likely in the dozens, but one of the reasons we put the memo out last week was to encourage service members to come forward,” Kirby said, later adding, “We’re working this as hard as we can. We take the obligation seriously to our people and to their families.”

President Biden, you did this. This is 100% your fault. We have American families left behind in an area you abandoned. You are a coward and you have betrayed America.

It’s Going to Take a While to Fix the Supply Chain Issues

I’m A Twenty Year Truck Driver, I Will Tell You Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” Will Not End | by Ryan JOHNSON | Oct, 2021 | Medium

What we have is a system with a limited amount of trucks and qualified drivers, many of whom are already working 14 hours a day (legally, the maximum they can), and now the supposed fix is to have them work 24 hours a day, every day, and not stop until the backlog is cleared. It’s not going to happen. It is not physically possible. There is no “cavalry” coming. No trucking companies are going to pay to register their trucks to haul containers for something that is supposedly so “short term,” because these same companies can get higher rate loads outside the ports. There is no extra capacity to be had, and it makes NO difference anyway, because If you can’t get a container unloaded at a warehouse, having drivers work 24/7/365 solves nothing.

TL;DR – Even if we can get the shipping containers off the ships, we still have to go through them, load them on trucks and then have the truckers deliver them. And there just aren’t enough people to do these things.

The supply chain is fragile. You can’t let it get as bad as we have. It’s almost impossible to fix it afterward.  This could take years.

More Proof That Progressives Have Lost It

Progressives Demand ‘Mistrial’ Over Rittenhouse Judge’s ‘God Bless The U.S.A.’ Ringtone | The Daily Wire

Schroeder’s phone went off momentarily in court on Wednesday and the judge’s mic picked up his ringtone, broadcasting it to the courtroom and those watching the proceedings online. Schroeder, appearing annoyed, immediately silenced his phone and moved on with the trial.

Critics said that the ringtone was evidence of bias because former President Donald Trump would also play the Lee Greenwood song at his campaign rallies. One prominent progressive, Bryan Behar, claimed the patriotic song is the “MAGA national anthem.”

“Apparently, the judge in the Rittenhouse case has Lee Greenwood as his ringtone. That’s literally the MAGA national anthem. Can’t we just jump ahead to the appeal?” television writer Bryan Behar tweeted.

Ok, let’s break down just how stupid this is.

  1. A ringtone is not evidence of bias, unless the ringtone is a rapper screaming “Rittenhouse is innocent”
  2. If you’re offended by “God Bless the USA”, you need to think about that. It’s literally a song extolling the virtues of living in America.
  3. Former President Donald Trump (R-USA) and MAGA have absolutely nothing to do with this trial, and even if they did, someone could like the song and not like the former President.

Seriously, your screeching about tiny things like this make it impossible to take you seriously.

DeSantis Keeps Using Biden as a Punching Bag

DeSantis On Biden Flying Illegal Aliens Into Florida: ‘I Will Send Them To Delaware’ On Buses | The Daily Wire

DeSantis said that the flights started back in May and that Florida law enforcement agencies are engaged on the matter. DeSantis said that he would like to put the illegal aliens that Biden drops into Florida on buses and ship them to Biden’s home state of Delaware.

“You know, my view would be, why don’t we, if they’re going to come here, you know, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis said, “I will send them to Delaware and do that. I mean, if he’s not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there. So, we will do whatever we can in that regard. And we are absolutely going to do everything we can.”

DeSantis said that Florida was looking at ways of going after the contractors that the Biden administration was using to fly the illegal aliens into the state, saying, “we should be able to have consequences for those contractors and your ability to do business in Florida I should absolutely be curtailed based on whether or not you’re bringing problems or not bringing problems.”

Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been on the attack against President Joe Biden (D-USA) since January 20th. It looks like we can expect three more years of this almost every day. Biden is going to be bloody and bruised. Will be interesting to see how long it takes for Biden to start hitting back.

We Can Have BLM Protests, but Not Veteran’s Day Parades

COVID-19 rules torpedo Austin Veterans Day Parade – HotAir

The Austin Veterans Parade Foundation canceled the city’s parade honoring military veterans due to its inability to fulfill Austin’s COVID-19 rules. Last year the parade was canceled due to the pandemic. This year the hopes of reestablishing the 57-year tradition have been extinguished.

Governor Abbott blasted the city for COVID-19 rules on testing and social distancing requirements that he characterized as too “stringent.” The mayor is not commenting but the Austin Center for Events, which sets the permitting requirements for special events, said it “proactively” reached out over the summer to parade organizers. Organizers expect about 30,000 participants and attendees. The city rules include proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering an outdoor event in downtown Austin. According to the Austin Center for Events spokesperson, there is no requirement for proof of vaccination. The governor has banned local governments from requiring anyone get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Funny how these China Virus restrictions are selectively applied.

Matt Drudge Is Obsessed With Donald Trump

No, this isn’t going to be one of those “what happened to Drudge” posts, although it could be.

I rarely go to Drudge anymore. It used to be my go to news source, but he’s just gotten too off the wall. It’s always been “stories that Matt cares about” which was fine, when those were the stories that I cared about. But increasingly, that’s not the case.

But I do drop in once or twice a week, just to check to see if there’s anything I missed that I might care about and to check on his obsession with former President Donald Trump (R-USA). Every time I check there are at least one or two Trump links, and they’re always either negative or snarky or both.

Come on.

It’s been a year since the election. Trump is rarely newsworthy anymore. Let him go.

And here’s a prime example. This actually was an occasion where Trump was a minor news story. Yesterday, he released a coffee table book full of pictures from life in the White House. Kind of a nice thing. Nothing earth shattering, but these kinds of things are usually those cutesy folksy stories on the morning news: “Former President Releases Book Showing Parts of the White House We Never See”, etc.

How did Drudge frame it?

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“Trump writes picture book” making it seem as childish as possible, and just in case you didn’t get that, Drudge helpfully twists a quote from Don Jr. “son brags: Dad ‘wrote all the captions’”.

That’s the most negative and snarky spin possible from what happened. It’s just a coffee table book.

Matt, it’s time to move on from Trump. Your obsession is making you look ridiculous.

The First Step Towards True Telepathy

Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy (sciencealert.com)

I have a friend who never wanted a cell phone. I assume he has one now. I’ve not spoken to him for a few years. But he kept saying that he was waiting for the chip to be implanted in his brain.

Well, here you go.

But it’s not just that I think of when I read this. I’m also reminded of the novel Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle. (The cover picture is really horrible. There are no spaceships in this novel)

In it, two of the main characters, Art Bonner and Barbara Churchward have mental implants that allow them to communicate directly with the AI for the local computer network, and thus can communicate directly to each other. It’s a major plot point in the story.

Also, if I can communicate directly with a computer, I can then have it log all my thoughts (this is both good and bad), but this would enable me to live beyond the end of my human body.

True science fiction stuff here, but much of science started out that way.

Anyway, read the whole thing.

19 November, 2021

19 November, 1863

The Gettysburg Address!


I used to know it by heart, back when you had to memorize things like this in school.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

The China Virus Has Made Us All Stupid

Today’s blacklisted American: UCLA threatens to expell remote student for not revealing his COVID shot status – Behind The Black – Robert Zimmerman

No, it really is as bad as it sounds:

You are calling to tell me you will drop my classes after we’ve already paid $70,000 for the year if I don’t upload something about my vaccine status when all of my classes are online,” Walker is heard saying in his video. A UCLA official responded, “Correct.” “Got it.” responded Walker.

“All of my classes are online. I don’t step onto campus. I’ve already paid. We’re a week into classes. My university just called to tell me they are dropping my classes if I don’t report to them about my vaccination.” Walker commented on Twitter.

Seriously, how stupid are you? What does his vaccination status matter to you? He can’t possibly be a danger to you or any of your students in any significant way.

You’re just power hungry idiots. People need to stand up to crap like this and shout “STOP! HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MINDS?”

I think people actually will start doing that in quantity if crap like this continues much longer.

Well, That’s Just Peachy

Joe Biden's plan would make income tax highest rate in developed world (nypost.com)

President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would hike the average top tax rate on personal income in the United States to the highest level in the developed world, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation.

The $1.75 trillion proposal currently before the House of Representatives would end up raising the average top tax rate on personal income in the US to a whopping 57.4 percent, the highest in the 38-member Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to the analysis.

Wonderful. I say we just cut everyone’s taxes in half and see what happens.

Crazy Democrats want to tax us into the grave.


OTOH, Tucker Carlson Nails It

Tucker: ‘A Rapist Called Joseph Rosenbaum … Died As He Had Lived, Trying To Touch An Unwilling Minor’ | The Daily Wire

Harsh, but fair.

“Once he got to the riot, Rosenbaum saw Kyle Rittenhouse and immediately threatened to kill him,” Carlson claimed. “Rosenbaum then chased Rittenhouse and tried to pull the gun from his hands. When he did that, Kyle Rittenhouse shot him. So, Joseph Rosenbaum died as he had lived, trying to touch an unwilling minor.”

Left-wing Snopes confirmed Rosenbaum’s criminal history:

…yes, at age 19, Rosenbaum was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing five children — all boys between the ages of 9 and 11 — in Arizona’s Pima County in early 2002, according to his case file obtained via a public records request by Snopes.

As I said, harsh, but fair.

With All Due Respect, Lebron, You’re a D**K

I have no patience for a pampered multi-millionaire who mocks the suffering of a kid like Kyle Rittenhouse.

LeBron Mocks Rittenhouse’s Tears: ‘That Boy Ate Some Lemon Heads Before Walking Into Court’ | The Daily Wire

I’ve always felt that Michael Jordan has ten times your class.

What a d**k.


Back in Our Time Machine to One Week Ago

Don’t worry. I won’t be doing this much. I’m almost caught up to the end of the actual trial.

Jeffrey Toobin: It seems like Kyle Rittenhouse has a 'plausible case of self defense' – HotAir

But point two is the more significant one coming from a professional legal analyst. “The good news for Kyle Rittenhouse is that he’s not on trial for being an idiot,” Toobin said. He continued, “He’s on trial for homicide and in that respect I mostly agree with Joey that this is a tough case for the prosecution because it does seem like he has a plausible case of self defense.” [emphasis added].

It’s good that he got his hands out of his pants long enough to figure that out.

Toobin isn’t the only analyst on CNN today arguing that things aren’t going well for the prosecution. After the judge in the case gave the prosecutor a tongue lashing today, analyst Paul Callan commented that “this prosecutor seems to have made an enemy of the judge.” Callan then explained the Wisconsin law that regulates “propensity evidence.”

The second half of this clip shows two more analysts reacting to that same moment. Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin agrees that the prosecutor was “pushing the envelope.”

If You Believe That a Pro-police Flag Is ”Inappropriate”, You Should Probably Adjust Your Beliefs

USC Professor Refuses To Remove Pro-Police Flag Despite Student Protest | The Daily Wire

USC professor James Moore has had the flag, an American flag with a “thin blue line,” on his door since the beginning of the fall semester — but he has recently come under fire for it. Moore told The College Fix in an interview that he first received a complaint from a university administrator who called him and suggested that he take the flag down. Then, last week, an article in the university’s campus newspaper, the Daily Trojan, labeled the display a “controversy,” quoting several students who called the flag “inappropriate” and demanded the flag be taken down.

“This is an inappropriate and unnecessary symbol to have on an office door where USC is, within the last year or two, trying to have a much broader diversity initiative and to be inclusive, especially in the STEM area,” one USC graduate student told the school newspaper. The student also said that after he first saw the flag in October, he voiced his concerns to the Dean of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and Office of Equity and Diversity.

You know that the police are the good guys, right?

Moore does.

Moore told The College Fix he was not trolling and defended himself from the criticism. “It’s important,” Moore said. “Blue lives protect black lives, and black lives are not at risk from the police — they are at risk from crime — and it’s blue lives that stand between them and crime.”

Moore listed three reasons for hanging the flag outside his office door: First, to dispute the idea that police are the biggest statistical threat to black people; second, to honor a police detective family member who recently retired; and third, to raise awareness that the murder rate in the United States has spiked 30% in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the rise of the “defund the police” movement.

Sadly, I doubt he’s convincing anyone of the truth of his statements. The people that need to listen to such things never do.

No, I Didn’t. But if I Had, I Would Have Expected It During a Democrat Administration.

Biden Asks If You Ever Thought You'd Pay This Much for Gas (mediaite.com)

He then brought up an example that, generally speaking, politicians have been loathe to mention out loud unless the other guy’s party is the one in power.

“Did you ever think you’d be paying this much for a gallon of gas?” Biden asked. “In some parts of California they’re paying four dollars and fifty cents a gallon!”

Those gas prices, as well as inflation of prices on things like milk or other groceries, are among top concerns in polling, where President Biden has faced majorities disapproving of his handling of the economy.

Clueless Joe strikes again.

Wasn’t This in Star Trek V?

There's a Mysterious Barrier Keeping Cosmic Rays Out of The Galactic Center (sciencealert.com)

According to the team's calculations, the density of cosmic rays in the central molecular cloud is lower than the density of the cosmic ray sea. This suggests the presence of some kind of barrier that is preventing cosmic rays from penetrating the central molecular cloud.

Exactly what this barrier consists of will need to be the subject of future research, but there are several intriguing possibilities.

Molecular clouds are complicated places. The collapse of denser parts of the cloud can result in compression of magnetic fields; that could be a barrier. Another could be magnetohydrodynamic turbulence.

This Is the Democrat Idea of ”Returning to Normal”

Democrats assured us that getting rid of Trump would allow things to return to normal in Washington (never mind that no one ever asked us if returning to normal was desirable).

Breaking: Steve Bannon Indicted for Contempt of Congress from January 6 Subpoena (lifezette.com)

It is extremely rare for a person to be indicted for resisting a Congressional subpoena.

But not when your name is Steve Bannon and your resisting coming to talk about former President Donald Trump (R-USA).

On November 12th, a federal grand jury indicted former Trump advisor Steve Bannon on charges of contempt of Congress due to Bannon refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House committee tasked with investigating in the January 6th incident at the Capitol.

In a press release from the Department of Justice, Bannon was formally charged with two counts of contempt of Congress for his refusal to physically appear and the second count for not handing over requested documentation.

This is a warning shot to others who might resist testifying about the January 6 protests.

Reminder: Social Media v. Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse Takes the Stand | Power Line (powerlineblog.com)

All of this reminds us that over a year ago, Facebook banned any expression of support for Rittenhouse, apparently deeming him a “mass murderer.” Twitter also locked the account of Rittenhouse’s lawyer, and a police officer was fired for donating to his defense. This incident illustrates, like so many others, the danger of social media behemoths shutting down discussion of matters that should be very much up for debate.

You weren’t allowed to support someone who hasn’t done anything wrong.

The narrative is far more important than the truth.

Still Sounds Like Manchin Is a Firm ”No” on Build Back Better

Manchin Warns About Record Inflation: ‘Inflation Tax is Real’ | The Daily Wire

He seems certain that BBB will cause inflation to increase.

Manchin’s comments also continue a trend in which the West Virginia Senator has expressed sincere concern about the costs of the Biden administration’s spending plans and the impact it would have on American consumers.

“Throughout the last three months, I have been straightforward about my concerns that I will not support a reconciliation package that expands social programs and irresponsibly adds to our nearly $29 trillion in national debt that no one else seems to care about. Nor will I support a package that risks hurting American families suffering from historic inflation,” Manchin said at a press conference earlier this month, according to The Hill.

Yeah, it sounds like he’s still a “no.”

Wow, I Didn’t Even Know a State Could Do This

I said before that I didn’t know how Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) could fight OSHA. Apparently there’s a way.

Florida will consider removing itself from OSHA, banning employer vaccine mandates in special legislative session | Blogs (orlandoweekly.com)

I’m really curious to see how this works out.

The lengthy process to move away from OSHA, a desire of Sprowls and Simpson, could separate the state from federal regulations placed on employers and workers.
“If OSHA, the Department of Labor and OSHA, is going to be weaponized as a way to hold hostage businesses throughout the state of Florida, no problem. We want a different plan,” Sprowls said. “We want out of OSHA. We'll submit our own regulatory authority and say goodbye to the federal government.”
The OSHA proposal, sponsored by Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, and Rep. Ardian Zika, R-Land O’ Lakes, is listed as “the first step” in a process that could take several years.

Huh. Fascinating.


Twitter temporarily suspends Libertarian Party of Kentucky for saying Kyle Rittenhouse "did nothing wrong" (reclaimthenet.org)

Of course, he did nothing wrong. That’s a true statement.

Twitter seems to have made up its mind about what transpired in Kenosha and whether its users are allowed to view Rittenhouse as innocent of the charges.

According to the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire (LPNH), who tweeted on Monday, the tweet that got the LPKY in trouble read, “Watching this trial, it’s ever more obvious that Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong.”

The party’s account was then suspended and those behind it were forced to delete the tweet to be able to continue posting on Twitter, screenshots shared on their own Twitter account by the LPNH showed.

This is just another example of why Twitter shouldn’t be censoring anything that isn’t explicitly criminal. They censored someone for saying a true statement. Provably true, as it turns out.

Gosar Is Stupid, but This Is Overkill

Pelosi Calls For CRIMINAL Investigation Into GOP Rep. Gosar For Posting This Video On Twitter (lifezette.com)

I’m not even going to attempt to defend Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04). The video is over-the-top. And the best thing you can say about it is that it’s in exceptionally poor taste. Imagine you posting a similar video with you and one of your coworkers. How do you think your boss is going to react? How do think your other coworkers will react.

Criminal investigations are excessive though. And I don’t recall House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-11) reacting this same way when Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA-43) called for violence against Republicans.

But Gosar deserves anything coming to him from the House. Just not a criminal investigation.

This Seems Stupid

Peloton Blocks Users From Using #LetsGoBrandon Hashtag – PJ Media

People are pretty clever. They’ll just start using slightly different spelling, or 0’s for O’s, or things like that. Does Peloton really think they can stop every single permutation people can come up with?


I’m not even going to quote from the article. The idea is stupid.

And Now We Travel Back in Time to the Day Kyle Rittenhouse Testified in His Own Defense

I already blogged about the verdict here. But I’m still working on getting caught up, so we’re going to travel back in time a bit.

Most observers were surprised when the defense announced that Rittenhouse would testify on his own behalf, especially given how poorly the prosecution had performed so far. Testifying as the defendant opens you up for cross examination. The prosecution wants you on the stand. They want to either force the truth out of you or catch you in a lie. Or just confuse you enough to make you look bad.

But I think Kyle wanted to tell his story. It was a good decision. He stood up to the DA and told us what we’ve all been waiting to hear. He told us what happened that night and why he did what he did. He’s the only person who could do that. Everyone else was just speculating.

Rittenhouse did very well.

More videos of Rittenhouse holding his own against the prosecutors:

The Prosecution Absolutely Wets the Bed While Cross-Examining Kyle Rittenhouse – RedState


Good Question

Other things were misinformation at various times, such as:

  • Masks help protect you from the virus
  • The virus isn’t airborne
  • It will be impossible to create a vaccine in under 3-5 years

All of these were accepted “facts” at times in 2020. Discounting any of these was spreading “misinformation”.

That’s the problem with calling something “misinformation”. Truth changes over time as we learn more and just naturally as time goes by. We now know that natural immunity helps protect you better than any of the vaccines. This is an unequivocal fact and is supported by many studies. However, some social media sites still consider any discussion about natural immunity to be spreading misinformation.

So, tell the Pfizer CEO that he’s lost his mind, and he needs to listen more and talk less.


Violating my precedent of not blogging on something until I get caught up to it, and I’m still blogging about November 9. But this can’t wait.


If you can watch this video without feeling Kyle’s emotions, you’re inhuman.

This was the correct verdict. Any other verdict would have been a travesty.

Look, I’m not trying to argue that Rittenhouse belonged there that night. He didn’t. But neither did any of his attackers. The facts in the case are clear.

  1. Kyle Rittenhouse was in a place he should never have been carrying a weapon he should never have brought
  2. His attackers were in a place they should never have been, carrying weapons they should never have brought
  3. Rittenhouse was attacked and rightfully feared for his life.
  4. If Rittenhouse had not acted to defend himself, he would now be dead.
  5. If you think that the verdict was wrong, then you’re saying that it was okay for his attackers to use deadly force against him, but not for him to use the same deadly force in defending himself.

Finally, if you dispute any of my five points, you’re a complete idiot. These are facts, not opinions.

I will have other posts on the various reactions to the verdict, but those I will cover once I get to 19 November.

18 November, 2021

18 November, 1928

The birth of Mickey Mouse in “Steamboat Willie”!

This Seems Fair

High School Girl Suspended After Reporting Sexual Assault. Principal, Asst. Principal Suspended With Pay. | The Daily Wire

A North Carolina high school principal and assistant principal have been suspended with pay following an investigation which found that a high school student was suspended after she reported being the victim of a sexual assault. After the suspension of Hawthorne Academy High School Principal Diann Weston and assistant principal Nina Adams was announced, the mother of the girl who reported the assault stated, “My daughter wants everyone to know that she thanks them and it makes her feel she has more support. … We never expected to get as much publicity as we did but we want everyone to know that things like this should be heard and not hidden.”

So, apparently they did their own “investigation” and found there was no “credible evidence” to the girl’s claims. So they suspended her and made her take classes on harassment.

Maybe they were right. Maybe she lied. Maybe she didn’t. Not enough facts in the article to decide. But it was right to suspend them. You don’t get to conduct an investigation in the dark and then blame the accuser in a rape case. Yes, rape accusers do lie. But if you claim one is, you better bring a strong case to back that up. It does not appear that they did.

Brian Williams to Leave NBC/MSNBC

Brian Williams To Leave NBC/MSNBC - Victory Girls Blog

Lots of mockery at the link. Too much to excerpt, so I won’t.

I mock a lot of liberal news media here. And Brian Williams has certainly had his fair share of mockable moments. The reason why he’s no longer the anchor of NBC Nightly News is because he got caught lying in news stories.

But I will give him just this one little bit of credit.

In the hours and days after 9/11, when I still thought MSNBC was a good network, I tuned into that station for most of my news. And Brian Williams was on. It seemed like he was on 24 hours a day those first few days. I got my news from him about a world that had suddenly and frighteningly changed. And he was reassuring. He was calm and poised. He told us what had happened and warned us there might be more. But he didn’t panic, and a couple of times he kept me from panicking.

That’s what I try to think of when I think of when I think of Brian Williams. Not the farce he became later in his career. I will miss that Brian Williams. But then I’ve missed him for over fifteen years.

John Cleese Is Clearly Not a Fan of Cancel Culture

Althouse: "I regret that I did the same on a Monty Python show, so I am blacklisting myself before someone else does."

In case you can’t figure it out (and some of the respondents to this Tweet clearly couldn’t), Cleese is mocking cancel culture here. And he’s canceling himself to make a point of just how stupid it is.

If I Had Young Kids, Especially Boys, I Wouldn’t Vaccinate Them Either

Biden’s Surgeon General Lectures McConaughey For Not Vaccinating His Kids: ‘Look, You And I Are Both Parents’ | The Daily Wire

I’m a parent too, and I’ve already mentioned why I wouldn’t let my young kids get vaccinated.

So, I think McConaughey is doing the right thing.

Long quote from the Surgeon General here.

“Well, what I would say, first of all, is look, you and I are both parents,” Murthy pontificated.  “We know there is nothing more important than the safety of our children. And so, if you are a parent out there and you have got questions, that’s okay to have questions. You know, you should ask your questions. You should get them answered.”

“My thing is I really want to make sure people get them answered from credible sources,” he continued. “Keep in mind this. I am going to draw parallel here. When we began the vaccination effort for adults, actually a few months before we had the vaccine available, if you looked at polls, they showed about a third or so of adults were ready to go out and get the vaccine right away.  What changed, though, is then the FDA and CDC weighed in. People saw their friends and family get vaccinated. People also recognized that they were getting protected and they got the chance to talk to their doctors about the vaccine.”

“All of that is going to start happening now with vaccines for children, as well,” he predicted. “So, what I would encourage parents to recognize is, number one, COVID is not harmless in our children. Many kids have died. Sadly, hundreds of children, thousands have been hospitalized and as a dad of a child who has been hospitalized several years ago for another illness, I would never wish upon any parent they have a child that ends up in the hospital. And the vaccines have shown in these trials for children 5 through 11, they are more at 90 percent effective and they are remarkably safe as well. The kind of side effects they saw were sore arm, fatigue, headache.”

That last statement is a flat-out lie. The side effects, particularly in boys, can be quite severe, and occur in similar numbers to the prevention of the disease. Me, I’d rather take my chances with the China virus.

Must Protect Democrats, Even Disgraced Ones

Or maybe that’s especially disgraced ones.

Facebook blocks former Cuomo aide from advertising book on sexual harassment (reclaimthenet.org)

Facebook has banned the ads for a book about sexual harassment by a former aide to Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio.

Hinton claims it’s because the title contains the word “penis.” The writer highlighted the social media platform’s double standards, noting the existence of multiple Facebook Pages about the book Vagina Monologues, suggesting the censorship may be for another reason.

Yeah, with what I used to see regularly on Facebook back when I had an account, I have a hard time believing that the word “penis” is a problem.

The Press v. Kyle Rittenhouse

I thought it was supposed to be “The State v. …”

We’re All Gonna Die! And This Time We Really Mean It!

They Don’t Care

Trucking Companies Warn Biden Administration That Vaccine Mandates Worsen Supply Chain Crisis (lifezette.com)

That’s not a bug, it’s a feature!

According to the Washington Examiner, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), Truckload Carriers Association, and International Foodservice Distributors Association sent a letter to the Biden administration, warning them that a vaccine mandate on companies would ultimately lead to trucker shortages.

Recently, the ATA wrote, “We estimate companies covered by the mandate could lose 37% of drivers at a time when the nation is already short 80,000 truck drivers. We ask for flexibility for transportation and supply chain essential workers, particularly truck drivers who spend most of their time in their trucks and have minimal contact with colleagues and customers.”

I only point this out because Trucker’s Unions are traditionally quite Democratic. Biden keeps ticking off his own people. Not a wise course to take.

And the truckers are absolutely right, of course. It will further disrupt the supply chain. And Team Biden knows that, even if Clueless Joe doesn’t. But they don’t care. The suffering of Americans isn’t important. Transforming the nation, no matter the cost, is all that matters.

“We Want Them to Go Bankrupt if We Want to Tackle Climate Change.”

So says President Joe Biden’s (D-USA) nominee for Comptroller regarding the U.S. oil, coal and natural gas industries.

Treasury Nominee Blasted Manchin For Not Being ‘On The Democratic Side’ | The Daily Caller

And then she blasts Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for not being “on the Democrat’s side”.

“People like Joe Manchin, for example – supposed to be on the Democratic side- and yet feel very uncomfortable with big-spending ideas, right?” Omarova said. “To supplement that kind of fiscally constrained and politically constrained kind of spending, we need to make sure we have a strong public institution that can harness the existing abundant private capital and pull it in the right direction.”

If disagreeing with this woman is wrong, then I never want to be right.


He Repeatedly Told Us He Had Seen Evidence Backing up the Steele Dossier

Which he could not have done, since we now know the dossier to be false.

Morgan Ortagus Grills Schiff Over Steele Dossier: You ‘Spread Disinformation Yourself For Years’ | The Daily Wire

“But you’ve made false, spread disinformation yourself for years by promoting this,” Ortagus said. “I think that’s what Republicans and what people who entrusted you as the Intel Committee chair are so confused about your culpability in all this.”

Schiff refused to accept the premise of Ortagus’ question and claimed that it was “impossible” to “have foreseen in advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele” about political gossip.

That’s just BS. Schiff didn’t tell us just to believe the dossier. He said he’d seen evidence supporting all of its claims. He told us it was fact. He can’t back down from that and pretend that he was just misled about the dossier. He lied to us. And he used those lies to try to take down an American President. He should be expelled from Congress. At the very least, he should be removed from his position as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Illegal Aliens Get $450,000. Man With Deceased Son Gets $0.

Hey, Joe Biden! This Man Lost His Son Doing What You Asked and He Gets NOTHING – PJ Media

In contrast, Ernest Ramirez has done everything life ever required of him. A single father, he raised his only son, Ernesto, working hard to give the boy everything he wanted or needed. Two months before the CDC announced that atypical cases of heart inflammation were a possible side effect of the mRNA vaccination for COVID-19, particularly in young men, Ernesto received the government-recommended shot. Five days later, 16-year-old Ernesto died of an enlarged heart.

According to his father, Ernesto collapsed while playing basketball with a neighbor. Autopsy reports indicated Ernesto’s heart was twice as large as it should have been. Before his death, he was a member of JROTC and had played baseball since he was seven. His father reports he was healthy, with no heart-related health issues.

An enlarged heart is one of the symptoms of myocarditis. Between December 14, 2020, and July 16, 2021, the CDC reported the following in its analysis of the 863 serious vaccine side-effects, including deaths, posted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in children aged 12-17:

“The most commonly reported conditions and diagnostic findings among reports of serious events were chest pain (56.4%), increased troponin levels (41.7%), myocarditis (40.3%), increased c-reactive protein (30.6%), and negative SARS-CoV-2 test results (29.4%) (Table 2); these findings are consistent with a diagnosis of myocarditis.”


So, Ramirez and other families who did everything the Biden administration asked of them, by getting their teens vaccinated against a disease that posed them extremely low risk, get nothing but a permanent hole in their hearts. These families are not even being acknowledged by the government, other than Sen. Johnson. The CDC, NIH, and FDA ignore them.

Meanwhile, illegal immigrants who broke our laws, chose to leave their children behind, and continued to reject reunification at home, stand to be rewarded.

At the conclusion of his testimony, Ramirez said, “I love my country. I don’t trust my government.” Who can blame him, when it puts the suffering of foreigners ahead of the pain of its own citizens?

That’s a question I’d like to see asked at a press conference. Why does this administration put the suffering of foreigners who have violated our laws to get here ahead of the pain of its own law-abiding citizens?

I am guessing we’ll never get an answer to that.


Mitch Daniels, former governor of my state, and now President at my alma mater, Purdue.

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels Takes Biden Administration to Task – PJ Media

The Purdue University president currently has a scathing guest column in the Washington Post, criticizing the Biden administration’s haphazard and often dubious government mandates. The piece received nearly 1,500 comments in its first 18 hours.itch

Good for Mitch.

“A White House approval of ‘booster shots for all’ not only short-circuited the Food and Drug Administration’s ‘gold standard’ approval process, it ignored a contradictory agency recommendation,” Daniels explains. “It was just a simple workaround. Ideas for redesigning the machinery of self-governance are always in order, and sometimes badly needed. But discarding or violating rules while they are still in effect is corrosive of the trust on which all depends. It furthers the already pervasive notion that, rules be damned, the fix is in.”

The former two-term governor closes the op-ed by claiming, “Eschewing ‘working around’ and returning to ‘working within’ would be a step back toward the comity, community and public confidence we now see so little of.”

Political-speak, but well said, in spite of that.

World Ends. Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.

Pelosi Says Women Face Particular Dangers From Climate Change (dailysignal.com)

I guess they’re shorter, so the floodwaters will reach them sooner.

Oh wait. I’m short. Uh-oh.

What exactly did she say?

“[Climate change] is the existential threat of our time,” Pelosi remarked Tuesday at COP26, the ongoing United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, according to The New York Times. “It’s a threat multiplier that amplifies and accelerates existing inequities. Eighty percent of people displaced by climate change globally are women.”

The information cited by Pelosi appeared to originate from a 2018 U.N. report that referenced the 80% figure, but it is unclear which study the statistic came from. The report further concluded that women tend to be harmed more than men during cataclysmic climate events because they remain in the home while men are “out in the open” and cultural gender roles “sometimes limit women’s abilities to make quick decisions.”

805 of those displaced are women. Huh? I’m sorry, I’m gonna need some actual evidence before I accept such a ridiculous claim. And, as the article notes, that statistic is backed up by, well, nothing at all.

Nope. I call BS. I need proof. Otherwise I’ll just assume you’re lying. Which does seem more likely.

Another Day, Another Medical Triumph Over the China Virus

But let’s force everyone to get the vaccine.

Regeneron's COVID antibody drug shows protection for up to 8 months | Reuters

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (REGN.O) said on Monday a single dose of its antibody cocktail reduced the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 81.6% in a late-stage trial, in the two to eight months period following the drug's administration.

Shares of the company were up about 1.2% on the update as the data is expected to support the ongoing regulatory review to extend therapy's use in preventing COVID-19 in people who are not exposed to the virus.

The antibody therapy, REGEN-COV, is currently authorized in the United States to treat people with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 and for prevention of infection in those exposed to infected individuals, and others at high risk of exposure in settings such as nursing homes or prisons

Seems pretty nice. But let’s keep forcing people to use the preventative measures being thrust upon us by our “leaders”.

“Inflation” and ”Record High”. Not Things You Want to Hear Together

Producer Price Index Rises 8.6% From Last October, Matching Record High | The Daily Wire

The Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index, which measures wholesale prices for goods producers, showed that inflation rose 0.6% in October, and matched the record annual increase of 8.6% set in September.

The Associated Press reported that producer inflation increased by 0.6% from September to October, influenced mostly by high gas prices. Excluding those price increases and food prices, inflation rose 0.4% from month to month and 6.8% from last year.

CNBC reports that the year-over-year increase is the highest figure recorded by the Labor Department in 11 years, whose records go back as far as November 2010. The outlet reported that the increase was in line with Dow Jones estimates and indicate the continual pressures being put on the economy.

Great news. I hope more of Team Biden will come out and laugh about it again.

I Think Most Political Observers Have Known This for a While

The Political Center Is Gone (dailysignal.com)

What to do about the President’s declining poll numbers? One answer:

Respected Democrat strategist Mark Penn has a piece in The New York Times urging Biden to shake off these progressives and reconnect with the moderates in his party. This is what Bill Clinton did, he reminds readers, to save his presidency in the mid-1990s.

However, there’s a problem with that:

Yes, it’s true that Clinton saved his presidency by turning to the middle. But then, in 1994, according to Gallup, 25% of Democrats self-identified as liberal, 25% conservative, and 48% as moderate.

Today, per Gallup, the percentage of Democrats identifying as liberal has doubled to 51%; the percentage identifying as conservative is half what it was in 1994—12%—and the percentage of moderates has dropped from 48% to 35%.

At the same time, Republicans have become more conservative than they were in 1994.

In 1994, 58% of Republicans identified as conservative. Today, it’s 75%.

Biden could move to the center, but then he’d tick off pretty much everyone. That’s not where his party is anymore, and it still wouldn’t appease the right.

Every candidate claims to be a uniter, not a divider. Until we elect someone who backs up those words, things will just get worse in this country.

Take From This What You Will

It’s one thing for me to call the President senile. It’s another for a doctor who has not examined him to make such a claim. I didn’t like it when doctors did that to Trump. I don’t support now against Biden either. And he’s a Republican Congressman, which taints his “diagnosis” a bit.

‘Age-Related Cognitive Decline’: Former WH Doctor Talks Biden, Says Obama Wrote Him ‘Scathing’ Email Over ‘Betrayal’ | The Daily Wire

Oh, and I think Obama was right to criticize him for this.

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), a former White House physician who served under former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, said last week that President Joe Biden, who turns 79 this month, has “age-related cognitive decline” and is not “mentally fit” to serve as president.

Jackson, speaking on a podcast with Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), also said that he received a “scathing” email from Obama accusing him of “betrayal” for talking about Biden’s mental state in the past.

I don’t think this helps the situation. In fact, I think it hurts.

17 November, 2021

17 November, 1970

The first computer mouse is patented!


This Is a Troublesome Number for Biden

Eleven Senate Dems Call On Biden To Take Action On Soaring Gas Prices | The Daily Wire

Eleven plus fifty Republicans would be a filibuster proof majority. The Republicans could actually force Biden’s hand on this issue.

In the letter, released by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), the Democrats urge Biden to explore all available options, including banning crude oil exports and opening the National Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to help lower the cost to consumers at the pump. It was also signed by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

“According to AAA, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is the highest it has been since 2014, with an increase of more than $1 per gallon since this time last year,” the letter reads. “In our home states, high gasoline prices have placed an undue burden on families and small businesses trying to make ends meet, and have proven especially burdensome as our constituents continue to recover from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Is this the end? Will they do more then just write a letter?

Stay tuned.

This Principal Would Get Two Upraised Middle Fingers From Me, and Then I Would Call the News

Principal Told Mom That Parents Aren’t Allowed in District’s Libraries (dailysignal.com)

Langton previously spoke out at a Sept. 23 Fairfax County Public Schools school board meeting, where she went viral for her calling out the contents of  “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe, which she said contained child pornography and pedophilia available to young teenagers in the district’s libraries.

On Nov. 3, she missed a call from the school’s principal, Maureen Keck, who called her again the next day. Keck said it had been brought to her attention that Langton was on campus on Oct. 27 and had checked out “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” which the principal claimed was against the rules, Langton told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

In the school’s defense, the headline of the article is misleading. They didn’t apparently say she wasn’t allowed in the library, merely that she wasn’t allowed to checkout books. But I think the headline is “fake, but accurate”. That is the sense that I get from the school. They didn’t want her there inventorying their selection of books.

Like I said, two upraised middle fingers from me.

I Think I’d Rather Have Kelly Ayotte Anyway

Sununu is correct. He can help more from the Governor’s office.

Republicans' Chances of Reclaiming U.S. Senate Take a Hit – PJ Media

n a disappointing setback to the GOP’s hopes of reclaiming the U.S. Senate next year, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu decided Tuesday to seek a fourth term as governor.

“My responsibility is not to the gridlock and politics of Washington, it is to the citizens of New Hampshire,” Sununu said. “I’d rather push myself 120 miles an hour delivering wins for New Hampshire than just slow down and end up on Capitol Hill debating partisan politics without results. That’s why I’m going to run for a fourth term. And I’d be honored if the people in New Hampshire would elect me again as their governor. We have a lot more to do to protect the interests of New Hampshire citizens. And it’s just clear that I can be most effective doing that.”

But who is waiting in the wings?

If 2022 really is a Red Wave election, Ayotte should have no trouble taking this seat. If it isn’t, then the GOP probably wouldn’t have picked up the seat anyway.

This is a better deal. Keep a Republican Governor. Pick up a Republican Senate seat.

I Said That It Was a Stupid Idea, so Naturally Biden Would Do It, and Look Here It Comes

Biden May Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve Amid Rising Fuel Prices (legalinsurrection.com)

I have been universally against this no matter who has been President. The Strategic Oil Reserve is not for controlling gas prices. It’s for when our oil supply is cut off. Tapping the Reserve puts the nation at risk. Obama seriously depleted our Reserve and it took most of Trump’s Presidency to refill it. Trump was clever, though. He bought the oil when it was dirt cheap.

Fear that the [President’s poll] numbers will plummet even farther amid rising fuel prices is likely one of the driving reasons the occupant of the Oval Office is considering tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

President Joe Biden may soon tap into the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to boost domestic energy supply as prices continue to soar heading into winter, according to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Granholm said the president’s decision could hinge on a forecast due this week by the U.S. Energy Information Agency. Granholm also discussed OPEC’s resistance to the administration’s calls for increased production after it took 10 million barrels per day off of production in response to the pandemic.


It’s like they’re deliberately trying to make the worst possible choices in every case. How in the world did such morons get elected? Well, I guess we should all be happy. We have $4.00 gas, but no Mean Tweets.

Two More

South Carolina, Montana State School Board Associations Sever Ties with National Organization | National Review

In the wake of the National School Board Association’s letter to the Biden administration requesting federal intervention to penalize parents who protest at school-board meetings, 23 state chapters have now distanced themselves from the headquarters, and seven have disassociated altogether.

After the New Hampshire, Missouri, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio state school-board associations ended their memberships with the NSBA, citing grievances with its decision to engage the Biden administration without first consulting them, South Carolina and Montana followed their example and severed ties Monday.

Wow, I’d lost count. That’s a lot. Still nowhere near 50, though. We need more. The national organization must be neutered.

It’s Good That You Understand That You Were Wrong, But...

The facts on this story are not new. They were there for everyone to see for the last year. You just chose to ignore them. And as part of the news media, that’s an indictment on you. You have a responsibility to get it right the first time. Particularly if you’re going to go on air and opine on it.

‘I Was Wrong’: Young Turks’ Kasparian Admits She Bought Into False Rittenhouse Narrative | The Daily Wire

Ana Kasparian, a cohost of the popular progressive online news show “The Young Turks,” shockingly revealed last week that she “was wrong” about key facts concerning the case of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Kasparian said she thought Rittenhouse first chased after Joseph Rosenbaum, sparking the incident that ended with the teen fatally shooting Rosenbaum. However, it was Rosenbaum who chased after Rittenhouse. Moreover, a gun was fired from a third party just seconds before Rittenhouse fatally shot Rosenbaum.

“I was wrong about that, okay, so I want to correct the record,” Kasparian said on her news show. “Look, these details matter, because if you’re going to make an argument that you acted in self-defense, there needs to be some proof that there was an imminent threat.”

I hope you are examining why you didn’t realize this long before now.

Who Elected This Man King?

Can someone please explain to him that Presidents don’t have this kind of authority? You’ll probably have to explain it again every day, because he’s sure to forget.

Biden Still Considering Forcing Vaccine, Testing Requirements For Domestic Travel | The Daily Wire

On Monday, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre acknowledged that President Biden is still considering the idea of forcing domestic travelers within the United States to undergo vaccine or testing requirements.

A reporter asked Jean-Pierre, “The U.S. is now accepting fully vaccinated travelers from countries that were previously restricted during the pandemic. And given how rapidly the Delta variant spread here within the United States over the summer, why are there still no vaccine or testing requirements for domestic travel?”

“So, you know, we say this all the time: Everything is on the table,” Jean-Pierre answered. “We just don’t have any announcement to preview right now on this. So, I don’t have anything more to share on the domestic travel.”

It’s a stupid idea, but at least it’s not all by executive fiat. The Democrats on the Hill are here to help!

California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein called for vaccine requirements, with a testing option, for domestic travel on September 29 in a bill titled the U.S. Air Travel Public Safety Act.


Voter Fraud? I Don’t Think It Exists.

No voter fraud? How about 1,334 cases, 1,147 convictions | Washington Examiner

Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund have teamed to write an emotionless history of voter fraud, filled with recent examples, especially in the 2020 election, and based on the Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database.

In Our Broken Elections: How the Left Changed the Way You Vote , the duo with three decades of voting study between them highlighted the 1,334 cases of fraud and 1,147 criminal convictions Heritage has collected dating to the 1982 conviction of 63 involved in a scheme to stuff 100,000 extra ballots in an Illinois gubernatorial primary.

Fast-forward to 2020: They detailed the allegations of how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg spent millions on election tricks in mostly Democratic areas to help Biden and how his money is to be used in 2022 to skew elections.

In between, they pointed to politicians, including Biden, who used to decry the types of election “reforms” Democrats and the media are now championing, such as eliminating voter identification.

The left is much like Westley in The Princess Bride.

More Racism in Virginia Schools

I hope Governor-elect Youngkin (R-VA) comes in and takes and axe to this sort of thing. I want to see liberal heads explode.

Parents Express Outrage At Alexandria Schools Peddling Racism (thefederalist.com)

They keep telling us that CRT isn’t taught.


One page on the school website, “Talking to Your Children About Racial Justice,” encourages parents to “let go of colorblindness” and “ensure your kids are aware of race.” Among other things, it promotes a Forbes article that suggests understanding “our country’s deeply rooted racism” with resources such as:

  • a Medium article encouraging readers to donate to their local Black Lives Matter chapter, ask their representatives to decriminalize marijuana, ask their representatives to ban voter ID laws, join their local “white space,” and ask their high school to teach a mandatory class on white privilege,
  • an article titled “White People Have No Culture,”
  • an article titled “Food Has Always Been Political,”
  • “Black Marxism: The Making of Black Radical Tradition” by Cedric Robinson,
  • “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a documentary about the militant Black Panthers group,
  • and the American Civil Liberties Union website.

Another ACPS page, simply titled “Teaching Racial Justice,” promotes “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi, in which Kendi argues, “The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.” The page also declares, “Racism against the Asian-American community is deeply ingrained in the fabric of our country.” Other resources it promotes include “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, “White Rage” by Carol Anderson, “White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy” by Bettina Love, and “Why Teaching Grit Is Inherently Anti-Black” by Bettina Love.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

And, by the way, ugh! These people need to have restraining orders to keep them away from children and from education.