Good morning, kids. Start of a new week and the fog of the Ukraine-Russia War is nearly as impenetrable as the marine layer between Joey Soft-Serve’s ears. That said, the vegetable formerly known as Biden, or to be be more precise, those who for the past 13 months assigned to the task of making his mouth move (and doing a piss-poor job of it) are now ordering all Americans still stuck in Russia to do the Afghanistan two-step: that is, de-ass with the quickness, naturally without any help from the government.
On Sunday, the State Department issued a Security Alert urging American citizens to leave Russia by commercial means available:
An increasing number of airlines are cancelling flights into and out of Russia, and numerous countries have closed their airspace to Russian airlines. U.S. citizens should consider departing Russia immediately via commercial options still available. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the Department of State’s Travel Advisory level for Russia is at “Level 4: Do Not Travel.”
This alert comes several days after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and follows a January 23 Level 4 Travel Advisory encouraging Americans not to travel to Russia.
The Afghanistan snap decision bug-out caught thousands of Americans in-country by total surprise and to this day we still have no real idea how many may still be trapped there (as thousands of unvetted, unvaccinated, but no doubt fully Islamicized, Afghans continue to be air dropped all over America). However, in this instance, the saber rattling between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Biden’s own mush-mouthed mispronunciations and threats have been going on for weeks. And yet they issue this warning now?!
During the best of times with competent leadership (i.e. non-Leftist), governmental bureaucracy is at best ponderous and illogical maybe only 50% of the time. And that’s being extremely charitable. With crackpots, Marxists and other denizens of the Ivy League faculty lounge now at the controls, trying desperately to maneuver us out of a disaster of its own making, if you’re unlucky enough to still be in Russia or Ukraine, you’re shit out of luck.
Biden’s sundowning for all the world to see. Even the reliably leftist WaPo and ABC’s latest poll not only shows him tanking in public opinion, but dig this:
When asked about Biden’s “mental sharpness” to serve as president, 54 percent said they do not think Biden is mentally sharp enough, while only 40 percent said he is. When respondents were asked the same question in May 2020, when Biden was only a candidate, 51 percent said he had the “mental sharpness” needed to serve as president, while 43 percent said he did not.
That’s along with a 37% approval rating. And, again, as this is WaPo/ABC, both of those results have got to be significantly worse. When even the Ministry of Propaganda can’t fake it for you, or perhaps doesn’t want to fake it for you, oh boy. So, okay. We know Biden’s non compos mentis. But you’ve got to wonder what the hell Putin must be thinking with this rather disturbing announcement.
President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered his military’s nuclear deterrent forces to be on alert as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine met increasing resistance as it enters its fourth day.
Putin told defense chiefs “high alert” status is imperative as the West was accused by Moscow of taking “unfriendly” steps against his country.
NBC News reports the move was in direct response to leading NATO powers making what he called “aggressive statements,” according to Tass, the state-owned Russian news agency.
Putin, in giving the nuclear alert directive, cited not only the alleged statements by NATO members but the hard-hitting financial sanctions imposed by the West against Russia, including the Russian leader himself.
“Western countries aren’t only taking unfriendly actions against our country in the economic sphere, but top officials from leading NATO members made aggressive statements regarding our country,” Putin said in televised comments, AP reports.
I don’t think Putin’s getting into Gen. Jack Ripper territory, especially since the miscalculations, bumbling and total incompetence of Biden and the fools at Foggy Bottom sent him the signal to roll into Ukraine. Would he toss a nuke on someone if Russia is cut out of the SWIFT system? That would be kind of nuts, no? But perhaps all this talk is because maybe old Vlad bit off more than he could chew.
Putin rolled the dice of war and didn’t beat Ukraine. This, in strategic terms, probably means he lost the campaign. In retrospect, the Kremlin’s plan consisted of an airborne/airmobile/Spetsnaz descent on Kyiv, the mission of which was to establish an airhead in the capital and capture the Ukrainian government until relieved by mechanized forces racing in from the north. An airmobile assault was attempted at Gostomel to Kyiv’s immediate north.
But things went badly wrong. The Russian battalion-sized airmobile force met stiff air defense and was immediately counterattacked by the Ukrainian mobile reserve. Unable to land follow-on forces, the paratroopers could not withstand heavy weapons and were scattered or wiped out. Equally serious for the Russians was the failure of their northern pincer to advance on schedule.
Desperate to “bag” the Ukrainian government, the Russians attempted a large-scale airborne assault for Vasylkiv Airfield to the south of Kyiv to establish a blocking position to catch withdrawing units. But this failed, with two C-17 counterpart IL-76s loaded with paratroops destroyed, and with them, two infantry companies of the Kremlin’s finest. Crucially the Russian mechanized elements trickling into Kyiv proved too weak to break through the city defense.
When it was clear Zelensky, and hence the Ukrainian government, could not be bagged and was quite capable of retreating in good order to fallback positions in the West, it was obvious that Putin could not conclude the campaign with the political time and the military forces at hand. At this, the diplomatic floodgates opened, with even China urging a diplomatic solution, and much of the world, scared to death of a third world war, timidly then more forcefully chiming in. . .
. . . The crisis in Ukraine, while not over, is likely to evolve into a crisis in Russia. We shall soon see who is more to be feared: a Putin in Kyiv or a Putin raging in the bunker.
Fog of war indeed. Look, it is doubtless a tragedy that our reputation around the globe is in the shitter, along with our economy and our society right here at home. And the situation is certainly in doubt as to whether we can reclaim any of it in the near term. And it’s also a tragedy that innocent people over there have to suffer because a maniac ex-KGB agent is bitter that his shitty, yet massive, country was essentially dismantled thanks to Ronald Reagan. Equally tragic that Reagan’s successors (Trump notwithstanding) completely fucked up our hard won foreign policy leadership after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the victory in the Cold War. But whatever happens in Ukraine, not one US soldier’s boot should be on the ground in that country. Not when this is going on right here.
Matthew Perna did nothing wrong on January 6, 2021. The Pennsylvania man walked through an open door on the Senate side of the building shortly before 3 p.m. that afternoon. Capitol police, shown in surveillance video, stood by as hundreds of Americans entered the Capitol. Wearing a “Make America Great Again” sweatshirt, Perna, 37, left after about 20 minutes.
Less than two weeks later, Perna was ensnared in what the former top U.S. prosecutor called a “shock and awe” campaign to round up Trump supporters and deter them from demonstrating at Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021. After he discovered his image on the FBI’s most wanted list for January 6, Perna immediately contacted his local FBI office and voluntarily submitted to questioning; on January 18, six FBI agents arrested Perna at his home.
His life from that point turned into a nightmare. Perna was indicted by a grand jury in February 2021 on four counts including obstruction of an official proceeding and trespassing misdemeanors. Despite his nonviolent participation in the events of that day — he did not assault anyone, carry a weapon, or vandalize property — Biden’s Justice Department and local news media nonetheless made his life pure hell.Whenever his hometown paper, the Sharon Herald, published an article on its social media account about Perna, the majority of replies were “horrible and brutal,” his aunt, Geri Perna, told me on the phone Sunday. After more than a year of legal and public torture, Perna saw no way out.
On Friday night, Matthew Perna hung himself in his garage.
“They broke him, they mentally broke him,” Geri said through racking sobs as she explained why her loved one ended his life. “He had run out of hope. I know he couldn’t take it any more.”
When something like this can happen in our own country, I’m not really all that interested in what’s going on in Kyiv. And the same propaganda complex of the media and academia that can make people vent their hate at Russia is the same one that made them vent their hate of their fellow citizens and our country itself. And Psaki-Psircling back to Ronald Reagan, it was not that long ago when he was demonized as a senile warmonger even as Teddy Kennedy committed treason by secretly traveling to Moscow to assure Yuri Andropov (at one time Putin’s ex-boss at the KGB before he was the premier du jour, IIRC) that he would sabotage SDI.
While we’re strolling down memory lane, let’s set the Wayback Machine to 1934 and, what a co-inky-dink, the Ukraine! . . .
At his CPAC speech on Saturday, former President Donald Trump could not have been clearer in his denunciation of Vladimir Putin. “The Russian attack on Ukraine is appalling,” said Trump. “it’s an outrage and an atrocity that should never have been allowed to occur.”
Yet the fact that Trump called Putin “smart” and “savvy” is, for the New York Times, prima facie evidence of his affection for Mother Russia. Indeed, the Times had the nerve to run a delusional op-ed on Sunday headlined, “How the American Right Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Russia.”
Earth to the New York Times: No one on the right is pulling for Putin. The Times is pushing this Russia-love narrative both to salvage some political gain from Biden’s catastrophic foreign policy and to cover for its own historic indifference to the Ukrainian people.
The truth is that British and American conservatives have long cared about the Ukraine. Most still do. The international left, the New York Times in particular, cared more about the success of Josef Stalin’s lethal policies than it did the millions of Ukrainians those policies killed.
The New York Times Moscow correspondent, Walter Duranty, admitted to being “pleased as punch” when Stalin announced his Five-Year Plan in the fall of 1928. Stalin, as Duranty observed in his well-titled book, I Write as I Please, was the world’s “greatest living statesman.” A pioneer in the art of fake news, Duranty saw signs of greatness in Stalin’s plan “to socialize, virtually overnight, a hundred million of the stubbornest and most ignorant peasants in the world. . . “
. . . With the opening of the Soviet archives, scholars now know how Stalin did carry his plan through, During the years of the plan, 1928-1933, as many as five million Ukrainians and three million others died to show just how well communism worked. The story that Duranty missed — or, more accurately, concealed — is no longer a matter of speculation. It is a matter of fact. And the fact is that no single western journalist has so profoundly misreported a story as Walter Duranty of the New York Times, no mean feat given the Times Russia coverage of the last five years.
The Black Book of Communism notes, “Recent research in the newly accessible archives has confirmed that the forced collectivization of the countryside was in effect a war declared by the Soviet state on a nation of smallholders.” As even recent history suggests, Ukrainians don’t roll over easily. In March 1930 alone, there were more than 6500 mass demonstrations centering on the Ukraine and expanding outwards. In all of 1930, some 2.5 million peasants participated in the 14,000 revolts or riots that engulfed the countryside.
During a six-week period including March 1930, the Ukrainian GPU, the justice arm of the Soviet state, sentenced more than 20,000 people to death through its courts for resisting collectivization. Many others were executed without judicial niceties. Somehow, this all seems to have escaped the attention of Duranty. Much worse would escape him in the years ahead.
In 1930, the GPU got serious about deporting the kulaks and other “socially dangerous elements” like priests, nuns, shopkeepers, and rural artisans. By the end of 1930, 700,000 people had been shipped to the nether regions of the Soviet Union. By the end of 1931, that number had swollen to 1.8 million. Many, perhaps most, died en route. . .
. . . “The ‘famine’ is mostly bunk,” Duranty wrote to a friend in June 1933. He used his and the Times’ authority to feed the story to a progressive establishment that had already developed a taste for fake news. The Pulitzer Committee awarded him its top prize for news correspondence in 1932. In 1933, his disinformation persuaded newly elected President Franklin Roosevelt to recognize the Soviet Union.
The surprising 2019 film Mr. Jones does an excellent job showcasing both the Ukrainian horror and Jones’s social life. Not surprisingly, Duranty was a Satanist and a world-class pervert. From the perspective of the contemporary media, he was simply a man ahead of his time.
Jack Cashill notes in his excellent essay something that I did not know; that there were mass protests of the kulaks against the collectivization which naturally caused Stalin to massively crackdown on them. Sound vaguely familiar? Freedom convoy *cough!* J-6 *cough-cough* Holodomar my beer.
In that light, here’s a little ditty from Sting that at the time had everyone misty-eyed as well as stoking the fires of moral equivalency. Long distance def dedication to all you assholes who will disavow they ever liked this song.
The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.
ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY
- Lloyd Billingsley: “DHS and the FBI have no leads in the murder of whistleblower Philip Haney.”Department of Homicide Security?
- “Biden’s ‘Commission on the Court’ quietly sets the terms for the next power grab.” The Court-Packing Coup
- “Ubiquitous digital media offer potent rewards — but at the price of eroding our sensory and social capacities.” The Medium Is the Menace
- Victor Davis Hanson: “To retain our deterrence abroad, we must tighten our belts at home, pump oil and gas, start to balance our budget, junk wokeism as a nihilist indulgence, and recalibrate our military.” (and purge everyone everywhere in and out of government to the left of Calvin Coolidge – jjs) The Crowded Road to Kyiv
- Michael Walsh: “Amazing what happens when reality bites. The small stuff, the transient concerns, the self-indulgence in lunacy and cultural suicide suddenly slips away, revealing bedrock truths beneath.” “Events, Dear Boy, Events”
BIDEN-CREATED WAG-THE-DOG UKRAINE CRISIS
- “NBC News reports the move was in direct response to leading NATO powers making what he called ‘aggressive statements,’ according to Tass, the state-owned Russian news agency. Russia, like the United States, has thousands of nuclear warheads that it maintains as a deterrent to an attack.” “High Alert” — Vladimir Putin Warns of Nuclear Deterrent Readiness as Ukraine Tensions Rise
- “Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday ordered his country’s nuclear weapons to be prepared for heightened readiness to launch because of what he described as ‘aggressive statements’ by Western adversaries, stoking fears of the possibility of nuclear war. Putin’s order comes as Ukraine’s outgunned and outnumbered forces have put up a fierce defense across the country, repelling the Russian offensive launched last Wednesday.” Kyiv Holds for Another Night Ahead of Talks Between Ukraine and Russian Delegates
- “Those supporting the establishment narratives in Eurasia are bolstering their demands for World War III.” D.C.’s Foreign Policy “Experts” Now Demand “Regime Change” for Russia
- Richard Fernandez: “Ukraine has not won, not in the military sense. It has lost territory, suffered significant losses to soldiers and civilians, and endured massive property damage. But crucially, it has not lost — and that may be enough. Attention is now turning to the possible danger that may attend Putin’s fall. While he appears to remain firmly in power, the ex-chekist (member of the original Soviet secret police) cannot but be weakened by the massive failure of his gamble.” Putin’s Failure
- “I stress that this is solely a heads up, in light of Russia’s record of projection and staged provocations.” Why Did Russia’s UN Ambassador Mention a “Dirty Bomb?”
- “After speaking with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Zelensky announced a meeting would occur ‘without preconditions’ on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “
- “In a security alert on its website Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Russia warned Americans to flee the country due to the continued cancelation of commercial flights.” U.S. Embassy Tells Americans in Russia to Leave Immediately
- Maybe Justine Castreau-cescu can drop in the RCMP. Yeah, that’ll show ’em! Massive Convoy of Hundreds of Russian Military Vehicles Stretching for Miles Spotted Heading To Kyiv Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Announces Peace Talks With Russia
- Robert Spencer: “Everyone – including our enemies – can see he’s not in charge.” Awkward: Asked if He Underestimated Putin, Biden Stares Vacantly and Picks His Teeth
- Robert Spencer Part Deux: “He must think no one is paying attention.” After Sanctions on Russia Fail, Biden Lies About Why He Imposed Them
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- ” Today, I asked the twenty-seven leaders of Europe whether Ukraine will be in NATO. I asked directly. Everyone is afraid. They do not answer.” Zelensky Appears To Criticize Biden’s Response To Russian Invasion
- “We only remain in NATO and have involved ourselves in the current Ukraine mess because of our quixotic goal of remaining the sole superpower, which is rather ironically making us weaker.” Russian Roulette in Ukraine
- “He’s increasingly unhinged in the way that he talks about the regime. Just yesterday, talking about Zelensky being a neo-Nazi — let’s remind everybody watching, he’s Jewish — and a drug addict. That doesn’t sound like somebody that’s going to sit down and negotiate a peaceful outcome.” Former Russian Amb: Putin “Increasingly Unhinged” in Speaking of “The Regime”
- “[So-called quote-unquote “president”] Biden and our European allies closed every off-ramp for Russia while misleading Ukraine into thinking we would defend it.” The West Could Have Prevented the Russo-Ukrainian War, But Chose Not To
- “This shark smells blood — lots of it.” Of Course Vladimir Putin Invaded Ukraine Under Joe Biden’s Watch
- “We are leading this global effort to stand up against the aggression of President Putin.” (#BringHomeOurPierogi – jjs) Peppermint Piss-Hockey Psaki Asked to Name One Thing US Has Done That’s Helped Ukraine
- “Trump was right. About all of it.” Trump Was Right: Europe’s Reliance On Russian Oil and Gas Emboldened Putin
- Claudia Rosett: “It’s far more compelling right now to muster respect for the late-night comedian turned courageous president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, risking his life in his country’s defense, than to trust the career politician turned [so-called quote-unquote “president”] of America, now week-ending in Delaware, having urged us all to wait a month to see what sanctions can do.” Ukraine in the Colosseum
- “All that Swift Boat experience has made Jean-François even bolder.” John Kerry’s Dream War Is 1967 Star Trek TV Episode
- “It is heartening to see the great attachment to country and bravery of the Ukrainian military, political, and civilian forces.” Ukraine to Putin: Never Again
- “Democrats are using this conflict to escape blame for their policies, which are ruining the American economy.” Is Biden Colluding with Putin?
- “Self-awareness check?” George W. Bush Slams Putin For Illegal Invasion; Twitter Reacts
- “We need to remain rational not emotional, pray fervently for peace, and work hard to deescalate the violence in Eurasia.” McCann: America Mustn’t Be Drawn Into Eurasia’s Conflicts
- “Does the United States want the job of keeping neighbor from invading neighbor around the world?” Ukraine Isn’t WW2 or WW3 — It’s WW1
CIVIL WAR 2.0: LEFTIST PERSECUTIONS, CAPITOL HILL BLACK WEDNESDAY PROTEST AFTERMATH, DEMOCRAT PUTSCH, AMERICAN DISSOLUTION
- Julie Kelly: “Matthew Perna was failed by the country he loved.” The Suicide of a January 6 Defendant: “They Broke Him”
- “Democrats look to Iran and Barack Obama for how to deal with their opponents.” Beating Republicans By Disqualifying Them
- “They’ve resurrected a little-remembered clause going back to the years after the Civil War to try to kick Republicans off the ballot.” Democrats Are Using the 14th Amendment to Threaten Republican Candidates
- “The 600-page book is due out March 8, and according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Barr uses it to attack Trump’s credibility, leadership, and temperament — framing his own service in the Trump Administration as a ‘personal sacrifice.'” Traitorous Deep State Stooge Bill Barr’s Book Torches Trump, Blames Him For January 6
- “The elite rhetoric about ‘democracy’ is just a ploy to dupe middle Americans into accepting permanent leftist rule.” The Fantasy of Anti-Democratic Threats
- David Horowitz: “The malicious, self-serving criminal agendas of a racial hoax.” Black Lives Matter’s True Colors
- “There’s no gentle way to say it, but the truth is that a lot of us hate our elites far more than we hate some foreign dictator.” The Ruling Class is a Far Greater Threat to Americans Than Russia Is
- “If there is going to be a new dark age, it will likely be the result of the antifascist state collapsing under its own contradictions.” A Movement That Must Invent Its Enemies to Exist
JUSTIN CASTREAU-CESCU PROTEST CRACKDOWN
- “Whatever the case, the willingness to suspend peaceful citizens’ liberties so harshly demonstrates the autocratic impulses of the ruling party.” Canada: Fascist or Communist?
- “Two years on, the crackdown on legitimate civil protests showcases what western governments will do to suppress critics of their [Chinese] Covid police state.” The Plague You Should Be Freaking Out About is Government Abuse of Power
AMERICA, AND THE WORLD, IMPRISONED: CHINESE CORONAVIRUS FICTIONS AND FACTS
- That caveat at the end is, of course, concerning but I just cannot see this schmuck reimposing mandates. Then again, New Yorkers have lost their minds over this. Still, it’s welcome news.Adams to Scrap NYC Vaccine Passports, School Mask Rules Barring Spike in Cases
- “They can’t retcon the past using advice from a memo. And Democrats must not be allowed to claim victory over the pandemic when the evolution of the virus was what ended the emergency.” Democrats Will Try to Retcon Their Response to Chinese COVID-19 With a New Narrative–Don’t Let Them
- “Since when is punishment the reaction to a doctor giving a medical opinion?” These Are the Courageous Doctors Who Fought the Chinese COVID Farce and Paid the Price
- “CDC recommends males ages 12- to 39-years-old wait eight weeks between the first and second doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines to ‘decrease the small, but potential risk of myocarditis.'” CDC Quietly Revises Booster Recommendations for Young Men
- “Both [Chinese] COVID and Russia are false narratives. In a way they are one of a piece. The passions and emotions evoked by the latter are being used to hide and obscure the collapse of the former.” The Collapsing Chinese COVID Narrative is Being Replaced with Putin and Ukraine
- “California Assembly Bill, AB 2098 is among the most brazen attacks on free speech in our time.” California Versus Free Speech on Chinese COVID
- “REVIEW: Unmasked: The Global Failure of [Chinese] COVID Mask Mandates. Hubris Exposed
- “Very curious. . . Mr. Worobey sounds far more certain of his conclusions than any of the dozens of scientists and researchers who have been looking at this mystery for years — and that includes scientists on both sides of the debate.” New Studies Point to the Wuhan Market, Not Lab, as Origin Point for Pandemic
- “Justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh have dangerously subordinated law and precedent to the influence of the ever-changing political environment.” The Supreme Court’s CMS Decision Bodes Ill for the Rule of Law
- “Earlier this month, Delata Air Lines’ CEO Ed Bastian asked the feds to add travelers convicted of ‘unruly’ conduct to a new ‘no-fly’ list.” GOP Senators Object To Proposal To Label Mask Objectors “Terrorists”
- J. Deane Waldman, M.D.: “Today, Americans are grieving — their trust in great institutions has died.” Chinese COVID’s Worst Victim: America’s Trust
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- “The one country that mostly rejected lockdowns.” In the End, Sweden Did It Right
- “Her fight for medical civil rights – and the price she’s paid.” Life Lessons With Doctor Bob: Dr. Simone Gold, Founder of America’s Frontline Doctors
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
- “Does it really matter who is in the White House? The answer is yes.” Biden’s Economic Misery Index Creeps Ever Upwards
- Terry Jeffrey: “Despite running up significant net imports of petroleum from these countries, the United States overall was a net petroleum exporter in 2020.” Russia Was Second-Largest Net Exporter of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products to U.S. in 2020
- “Sarah Bloom Raskin, the wife of outspoken climate change hawk Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.), is up for the role of vice chair for supervision at the Fed, a position created in the aftermath of the Great Recession as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. Raskin’s past work indicates she believes fighting climate change should be in the purview of the Fed. Her confirmation would potentially provide opportunities for the Fed to circumvent Congress and force financial institutions to implement sweeping climate change-related reforms.” How Biden’s Fed Nominee Could Transform Central Banking to Fit the Left’s Climate Agenda
EDUCATION, AND WHAT PASSES FOR IT
- “I was stunned. I have a stack that is like a phone book. This was an active group that wanted their kids back in school.” Michigan School District Allegedly Spied on Parents’ Social Media Posts and Reported Them to Their Employers
- “The Coalition for TJ, a parent group for students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in March sued the Fairfax County School Board after they adopted admissions standards that intentionally reduced Asian-American admittance by 43 percent. Judge Claude Hilton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division ruled against the district.” Federal Judge Rules Virginia School’s Race-Driven Admissions Policies Unconstitutional
- “The highest-ranked high school in the nation will no longer select students based on academic merit.” Don’t Go to the Head of the Class
- “The best part of his suit is that he is demanding damages from the actual individuals who defamed him, not just the university itself. People who nonchalantly slander others for the purpose of destroying them must be made to realize that this bad behavior will only result in their own destruction. Only then will these blacklisting tactics cease. Kudos to Manco for fighting back.” Pushback: Professor Fired for Having an Opinion Sues University
- “Americans want, and should be able to find, a great liberal arts education and an education in entrepreneurship and leadership, mastering practical issues regarding business creation and building.” Crisis of Higher Education’s Old Order
- “CRT promotes conflict instigation instead of conflict resolution.” Critical Thinking Must Replace Critical Disg-Race Theory
AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, BORDER SECURITY
- Then arm every friggin’ Democrat — with a hashtag, and drop them into Kiev via Aerolineas Pinochet. Poll: Democrats Prefer Defending Ukrainians Over American Border
OFFICIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY/LEFTIST-ENDORSED ANTI-SEMITISM, ANTI-CHRISTIANITY
- “Diversity officer said Israel was engaged in ‘ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestine.'” University of Maryland’s Anti-Semitism Task Force Chief Has History of Anti-Semitic Statements
- “The Court will limit itself to ruling only on the free-speech implications.” In Another Test of Religious Liberty for Wedding Vendors, Supreme Court Will Hear Website Designer Case
OTHER DEMOCRAT, LEFTIST AND RINO SCANDALS, MESHUGAS, CHUTZPOCRISY
- “[Cuomo hench-hag Kathy] Hochul spoke alongside New York City mayor Eric Adams (D.), Delaware governor John Carney (D.), and two Chinese diplomats at the China General Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala. The trade group represents the U.S.-based arms of several Chinese state-owned corporations, including more than a dozen that have been sanctioned for helping the Chinese military and aiding Beijing’s human rights abuses.” New York’s Governor Boosts Chinese Companies Under US Sanctions
SUPREME COURT VACANCY
- David Horowitz: “A Black Lives Matter director and zealot is now going to be a consultant to help Joe Biden select a black woman for the Supreme Court. That’s not a good sign.” Black Lives Matter’s True Colors
- “A conflict of interest could trigger recusal from landmark affirmative action case.” Biden’s Supreme Court Pick Faces Array of Ethics Questions
- “I find those words offensive.” (I find her shade of Miss Clairol and the face lifts really offensive – jjs) Sen. Klobuchar Pushes Back On Claims That Biden’s SCOTUS Nominee is “Far Left”
- “Foes of religious freedom and supporters of abortion cheer her nomination.” Reading the Tea Leaves on Ketanji Brown Jackson
- “Trump called on voters to send the Democrats to ‘political oblivion, so that they can never do what they have done, again.’ Standing ovation.” Trump Hits Grand Slam at CPAC
- Miranda Devine: “Donald Trump gave his strongest hint yet at a speech to CPAC conservatives Saturday that he plans to run for president in 2024. ‘We did it twice, and we’ll do it again,’ Trump said. ‘We’re going to be doing it again, a third time.'” It’s Lady and the Trump for 2024 Presidential Election
- “Trump increased his lead from last year when he polled at 55 percent, four points less than 2022.” CPAC Straw Poll: 59 Percent Support Donald Trump for President, Up 4 Points from 2021
- So much for wagging the dog. Biden’s Approval Sinks Further as Russia-Ukraine Crisis Heightens
- “The poll, which was released only days before the president is slated to give the State of the Union address, showed a majority believe Biden is unfit to serve as president while also revealing the lowest job approval rating (37 percent) from the Washington Post/ABC News poll since becoming president just over a year ago.” Poll: Strong Majority Now Think Joe Biden Is Mentally Unfit to Serve
- Thad McCotter: “Politically, they have little choice but for their disparate factions to come together, stick with their progressive agenda, recast their communications, and hope to cut their losses.” The Democrat Party: A Short-Term Prognosis
- “The unions’ increased involvement in Republican Party politics follows the state legislature’s ban on approaches to teaching that suggest that ‘an individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of the individual’s race or sex.'”Texas Teachers Unions Spend Big In Republican Primaries For State Legislature
- “Post-mortem of a failed hit.” (2020 was not a failed hit, but okay – jjs) Why They Can’t Make Trump Go Away
- “The libertarian is living proof that wanting something and getting it are two completely different matters.” Why I’m Not a Libertarian
- “Progressive Democrats care only about power, money, and control.” The Left Abandoned Liberalism and Liberals
FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, MEDIA, BIG BROTHER TECH
- “The international left, the New York Times in particular, cared more about the success of Josef Stalin’s lethal policies than it did the millions of Ukrainians those policies killed.” The New York Times Hasn’t Always Cared About Ukrainians
- “Could the AT&T chief be hiding something big?” John Stankey Stinks Up XiNN Even More
- “Chris Licht, formerly of Morning Joe and CBS This Morning, and now the person in charge of kThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert, has been named to succeed Jeff Zucker. Licht has been hired for one purpose: to bring CNN back to ratings credibility. To do that, it appears he’s going to cause a lot of liberal heads to explode in the process.” (pfft, considering his pedigree, don’t bet on it – jjs) Report: New XiNN Chief Will “Dial Down” Rabid Democrat Partisanship
- “Leftist nonprofit organizations are training cadres of young journalists to do their bidding.”Leftist Journalism is Coming to a Town Near You!
- “Killing the defenseless.” U.S. Bishops Urge Senate to Oppose Women’s Health Protection Act.
- “Outside of a few prominent figures, criticism at the state level has been relatively sparse, and Mihalek’s silence is particularly deafening.” Pennsylvania Lawmakers Must Not Let Pitt Bury its Barbaric Experiments on Babies
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
- “Will the Biden [junta] act to protect Taiwan?” Protect Taiwan the Eisenhower Way
- “Berlin needs to let Vladimir Putin know that it can resist his gas supplies and that it is willing to pay more for NATO’s military defense.” Stand Up, Germany
- “While Putin flexes his geo-political muscle in Ukraine, China must be made to understand that the same will not be permitted where Taiwan is concerned. Unanswered, this nuclear and biologically weaponized power couple represents a new and potentially ominous threat to the U.S. and all western democracies.” New Sino-Russian Pact Threatens U.S.
- “The U.S. turns its back to Iranian terrorism in pursuit of a bad nuclear agreement.” Our Silence in Exchange for a Nuclear Weapons Deal With Iran
- “Aeba explained to me that the first priorities of the JCU are to gain true independence for the country of Japan and spread prosperity. The JCU also seeks to spread that prosperity throughout Asia and the whole world. Japanese conservatives seek to build a movement that expands prosperity in much the same way that American conservatives do.” Japanese Conservatives Fight for Liberty in the Land of the Rising Sun
DEFENSE, MILITARY, SECURITY AFFAIRS
- “Tensions between Russia and the West escalated on Saturday as the United States and its allies moved to block some Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system and placed curbs on the Russian central bank’s international reserves.” US Banks Prepare for Cyber Attacks After Latest Russia Sanctions
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, WASTE/FRAUD/ABUSE, THE COURTS
- “Has a hundred years of progressive propaganda so permeated our national psyche that even the Supreme Court seems affected?” Kelo v. New London: Progressives vs. Private Property
- “A progressive mayoral administration that is more concerned about enforcing severe vaccine and mask mandates than controlling the rampant violent crime in New Orleans.” The Nero of New Orleans
- “Free transit won’t be better transit.” Quality Comes with a Fare
- “Only bureaucrats could waste time and taxpayer money doing this kind of thing.” A FEMA Document About Nuclear Explosions Reveals the Utter Fatuousness of Our Bureaucracy
HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
- “Unlike the Russian madman, the doctors and nurses in the ICU save lives of people they don’t know.” Hospital Chronicles: Nobody’s Talking About the War Here
- “Our ‘conservative’ justices must stop the legal system from becoming a quick-return investment scheme for trial lawyers.” The Court Needs to Throw a Wet Blanket on This Outrageous Lawsuit
RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, JUNK SCIENCE, LYSENKOISM
- “Thanks to the [so-called quote-unquote “president’s”] failed ‘green’ policies. Putin is in a strong position to withstand sanctions.” Joe Biden, Putin’s Green Patsy
- “There’s another irony here, in that billions have been earmarked for the creation of new roads, but climate alarmists don’t want new roads, because new roads means more cars, which means more emissions. That’s the inducement effect in action. This is always how it works. Government tries to solve one problem and creates new ones that make everyone angrier — and spending our money to do it.” ‘Climate Change” Pork Coming to a Roadway Near You
- “Green energy is decades from working properly, so it makes zero sense to cripple our nation and make it beholden to foreign powers due to some kind of fevered ideological fantasy.”Peppermint Piss-Hockey Psaki: Biden Wants to Rely on Foreign Energy So U.S. Can “Look At” Green Alternatives
- “Geopolitica is fueled by thriving economies as well as military strength, and the West has neutered itself.” Sources of Power
ACTUAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
- “Thus, the expected destruction of that country’s aerospace industry by Russia’s invasion proceeds.” Space Spat Between Biden and Rogozin Over Russian Invasion of Ukraine
- “While seeping water causes helictites on Earth, what formed this thing on Mars is beyond my guess. It sure looks cool however.” Curiosity Images the Martian Version of a Cave Formation
FEMINAZISM, TRANSGENDER PSYCHOSIS, HOMOSEXUALIZATION, WAR ON MASCULINITY/NORMALCY
- “Genital mutilation of a child through reassignment surgery is child abuse, subject to all rules and procedures pertaining to child abuse. Such mutilation may cause a ‘genuine threat of substantial harm from physical injury to the child’ [according to Texas law].” Texas to Potentially Prosecute “Sex Change” Surgeries on Minors as Child Abuse
- “Do surgeons obtain truly informed consents for life-altering procedures on minors?” The Moral Atrocity of “Top Surgery”
CULTURE WARS, NATIONAL SUICIDE
- Christian Toto: “A group of urban liberals come face to face with some awkward pandemic truths.” Is This the Most Revealing Saturday Night Live Sketch of the Chinese COVID Era”
- “Nothing shows more clearly how bad the polls must be for Democrats regarding [Chinese] COVID than a not-very-funny but incredibly pointed Saturday Night Live skit.” MUST-SEE VIDEO: SNL Shows the Democrats Are Running From Chinese COVID
- “The Truth About Critical Race Theory and Praxis.” Book Review: Race Marxism by James Lindsay
- “It’s so impressive that so many black soldiers played a role in the founding of our country, but it’s also sad that our kids and students don’t get enough of an opportunity to learn about them.” The Amazing Black History I Learned at CPAC
- “The most prolific public psychotherapist in the English-speaking world (no, not Jordan Peterson) has a few flaws in his approach.” Eckhart Tolle and the Fallacies of Borrowed Buddhism
- “Vulture capitalism is a deviant and baseless form of capitalism, totally without virtue. In this fictional account of a debate between [Nazi collaborator] George Soros and the author, we see why.” The Problems of Vulture Capitalism
HITHER & YON
- “America has lost too many good men lately. Now, sadly, another good man’s voice has been silenced.” Islamic Infiltration and the Death of Richard Higgins
- Roger Kimball: “There seems to be some deep connection between the English language and that most uncommon virtue, common sense.” “This Happy Breed of Men”
- “An on-the-ground visit to Iraq turned up some surprises.” An American in Iraq — Not What I Was Told
NOTE: The opinions expressed in the links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.