The Morning Report 9/30/22

Good morning kids. The weekend is here and as Hurricane Ian moves away from Florida, the trail of devastation is incredible. Again, it seems somewhat miraculous that I have not come across reports of deaths, so let’s hope that that continues or at the very least it’s kept to a minimum. That of course stands in sharp contrast to Leftists who are baying for the blood of people whom they consider worse than cancer and equally sick, for political advantage in that they can somehow use the destruction to hurt the prospects of a nemesis. The storm now seems headed for South Carolina, so everyone in its path please prepare and/or get the hell out of the area. Once again, prayers for everyone affected by this disaster and for a speedy and full recovery of the appropriately named Sunshine State, since these days, it’s one of the few beacons of hope in a land where darkness has cast a pall since November of 2020.

And yet, with abject scum like Pee-Air Defecto, who the hell needs Leftists?

Utah Senator Mike Lee is up for re-election this year. His opponent is Evan McMullin, whose campaign ads, touting his experience as a CIA operative, are currently popping up in my feed at an impressive and alarming rate. According to the Deseret News, which published the results of a poll last week, the race is tight. The poll by the Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics showed Lee with a very slight edge over McMullin, with Utahans favoring the incumbent 36% to 34%. Not much breathing room for Lee, there. . . 

. . . It was no surprise to me to learn that Utah’s answer to Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney (Can we just call him “Liz” Romney?), refused to give Lee his endorsement ahead of the midterms.

The Deseret News said that a campaign spokesman stated that the support included endorsements, donations, or expressions of support. The same article quoted Romney as saying, “I don’t think endorsements make any difference in a race to speak of. People in the race are my friends. I usually try and avoid situations where they’ve been friends. I may endorse and I may not, but I really haven’t given it any thought at this point.”

Romney, of course, voted to impeach Donald Trump when no viable reason existed. He also allegedly told Joe Biden that he had to run as far back as 2018. Remember that this is the same Biden who railed that Romney would put black people “back in chains” during Romney’s failed presidential run. And does anyone else remember the Romney/Obama debates? Do you remember the first one where Romney came out great guns, won hands down, and then proceeded to tank the following debates like the 1919 Chicago White Sox? Romney has also written that America is in a state of denial and that:

[Alleged] President Joe Biden is a genuinely good man, but he has yet been unable to break through our national malady of denial, deceit, and distrust. A return of Donald Trump would feed the sickness, probably rendering it incurable. Congress is particularly disappointing: Our elected officials put a finger in the wind more frequently than they show backbone against it. Too often, Washington demonstrates the maxim that for evil to thrive only requires good men to do nothing.

Romney is criticizing elected officials who put a finger in the wind? Really? Really? I’ll wait for the laughter to die down.

And of course, there was the trial run for Obamacare that Romney put forward while he was governor of Massachusetts. . . 

. . . After being a governor, running Bain Capital, and the Olympic gains under his belt, Romney wanted to add “Senator” to his resume and money to his pocket. And that is why he is so willing to slip on something sexy and slide into bed with the very people who were calling for his head just a few short elections ago.

To be upset about this is pointless. Rather, to be completely not surprised by it, unlike the pitifully transparent feigned Claude Rains-level “shock!” and bafflement from his colleagues in the GOP, saddens me to the core. Like their feigned disbelief, it’s proof positive that the illusion of a two-party system is just that. Romney is a greedy, egomaniacal whore. Forget the private sector, such as it is or was. A seat in government guarantees you a payday that even Hyman Roth and Johnny Ola couldn’t conceive of. The former famously quipped in The Godfather Part 2, “We’re bigger than US Steel.” 

Maybe so, Hy, old boy. But you ain’t bigger than “US STEAL.” Romney, McCain, McConnell along with Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin, and all the rest of the old yocks on that side of the aisle (which is a meaningless distinction) are all part of the same scam that overturned our government decades ago and turned it into the very thing the founders abhorred; a charnel house that grinds our bones for their enrichment. Period. Donald Trump saw this, or more accurately, saw that the system was broken and miraculously ran and won with the aim of stopping it and reversing course. What I’ve come to realize, which I assume (and hope) perhaps he finally has, was that the system wasn’t broken at all. It was running exactly as those in control of it intended. I think that explains his biggest Achilles heel in his staffing choices, and a kind of Pollyanna-ish view that others around him were behind his agenda. We know how that turned out.

What he did do was expose probably the greatest grift in history to millions of people who didn’t see it or, worse, refused to see it. Nearly two years into this nightmare alternate universe, and we are reaping the whirlwind of ideologically driven scams and schemes that not only are impoverishing us on a daily basis but are putting us on the path towards total economic collapse. That is not hyperbole. This item caught my eye and it is quite telling:

Host Jackie DeAngelis asked, [relevant remarks begin around 1:35] “Obviously, supplies are going to be needed in Florida. This is the kind of thing that we keep the SPR for, emergencies within the country that are as a result of a natural disaster. If the situation worsens in Georgia, in the Carolinas, and all of a sudden, we find ourselves needing more supplies than anticipated when the administration and the [alleged] President [have] allocated those supplies, essentially, to just bring the price of gas down as a result of high inflation, your thoughts on where we stand, as a country, going into this.”

Carter responded, “Well, that’s a great point. And that’s what the reserves are for, for emergency situations, not to bring down the price of gas so that you can bring down inflation, which is what the Biden [junta] has used it for. Now, we find ourselves in a situation where perhaps we are going to need it.”

It’s not that the Junta wanted to bring down the price of gas to ease our pain; they did it to mask the pain they have intentionally inflected on us by pursuing this mad delusion of fighting a non-existent threat of “anthropogenic climate change” by destroying the fossil fuel and petrochemical industry. And like a hurricane that hits a red state bastion, if it does cause suffering for your enemies, it’s a bonus. 

The easiest thing in the world for these maniacs to have done to maintain power was to leave the Trump economic miracle, driven primarily by unfettered, unhindered energy exploration of the reserves we have right here that are now easily accessible due to fracking and other technologies, in place. Of course, that would have alienated their insane base. Interesting parallel in how the GOP-e doesn’t give a shit about us but would rather kiss the ass of the Chamber of Commerce. But, again, the allure of billions in graft safe in the knowledge that no one is going to go after you because you own the criminal justice system makes it the perfect crime, or not even a crime. So long as you “never take sides against the family” (another Godfather reference).

Of course, while money is mostly the storied “root cause” of this corruption, the ideological factor is now a key player in all this. And the glittering jewel of abject stupidity in this is our very own Alexandria “Titty Caca” Ocasio-Cortez. First, the shot:

Planned Parenthood Dr. Bhavik Kumar claimed in response to a question from Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) that “men can have pregnancies, especially trans men.”

“Somebody with a uterus may have the capability of becoming pregnant, whether they’re a woman or a man,” Kumar claimed. “That doesn’t make a difference.”

“OK, we’re done,” Clyde replied . . .

[Titty Caca’s reaction]. . . “The same folks who … told us that [Chinese] COVID’s just a flu, that climate change isn’t real, that January 6 was nothing but a tourist visit … are now trying to tell us that transgender people are not real.”

And here’s the chaser, from the estimable Robert Spencer:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Workers of the World Unite) on Thursday tweeted a video of herself explaining why abortion is a “class issue and class struggle,” thereby demonstrating an even more open Marxism than this avowed socialist has shown up to now. In the process, AOC demonstrated the catastrophic illogic and counterfactual nature of Marxist thinking, and showed why, underneath her ditzy exterior, she is truly dangerous for the prospects of the United States remaining a free society.

Along with the video, AOC tweeted: “Abortion rights are a class struggle too. When the powerful force people to give birth against their will, they trap millions into cycles of economic setback and desperation. Especially in a country without guaranteed healthcare. And desperate workers are far easier to exploit.” In the video herself, she expanded on this, saying:

Y’know, I think it’s important to state that, um, that abortion is an economic issue. Forcing poor and working class people, uh, to give birth, um, against their will, against their consent, um, against their ability to provide for themselves or a child is a profound economic issue, and it’s certainly a way to keep, um, a workforce, uh, basically conscripted, uh, to large-scale employers and to employers to be p-, you know, to work more against their will, to take second and third jobs against their desire and their own autonomy, and so the idea that, um, abortion and access to abortion is somehow not a profound and central economic and class issue and class struggle, um, is certainly something that I think a person who has never had to contend, uh, with the ability to carry a child, um, you know, it belies that perspective.

. . . As one might expect from a Marxist, AOC’s analysis has a chilling subtext: her argument is essentially that the world would be much better off if there were far fewer people in it. It’s only greedy capitalists who want there to be more human beings, so that they can keep their rapacious capitalist machine going. In a society that is fully cognizant of the “class struggle,” by contrast, excess human beings are brutally murdered in the womb so that others are not “forced” to work more than they wish to. . .

. . . This is the same kind of thinking that has led in Communist regimes to the establishment of the gulags, Stalin’s forced famine in Ukraine, and similar atrocities. The gulags were established by those who believed that the human beings who were inconvenient because of their dissident political views could and should be worked to death and murdered on a large scale for the betterment of society. Stalin’s Ukraine famine was based on the assumption that those whom the state had designated as its enemies had forfeited the right to live, and could lawfully be killed by any means possible. Now AOC is saying that unborn children must likewise be sacrificed to the cause of establishing the Workers’ Paradise.

More Melonis. Less melon-heads with sagging melons. Have a good weekend.


  • “In short, the many who mockingly liken Schwab to Emperor Palpatine or Dr. Evil are actually not being excessively hyperbolic – there’s ample validity to those comparisons.” The Grand Conspirator: Klaus Schwab
  • “I understand we need to give people more opportunities,” Goldfarb, a trained nephrologist, told The Post. “But there are some things you can’t sacrifice. This focus on diversity means we’re going to take someone with a certain skin color because we think they’re OK, that they can do the work. But we’re not going to look for the best and the brightest. We’re going to look for people who are just OK to make sure we have the right mixture of ethnic groups in our medical schools.” (not even that “they’re OK” – jjs) UPenn Doctor: “Anti-Racist” Policies Are Wrecking American Medicine
  • “Every agency — from the Department of Justice to Defense to Agriculture — is attempting to mobilize voters.” What Is the Biden Junta Hiding on Federal Voter Mobilization?





  • She’s fluent in five languages: vole, rutabaga, brachiopod, mold spore and Biden. Of course, rutabaga and Biden are in the same language group . . . Biden Junta Appoints Ron Klain’s Wife Diplomat for Plants and Animals
  • “In New York, every week is climate week,” Hochul said after pulling up to the podium in an electric Chevrolet Bolt. “And we’re committed to protecting our environment and combating climate change every single day … electric vehicles are the key to achieving this.” New York Becomes Latest State to Ban Sale of New Gas Cars by 2035
  • “California politicians continue to pass policies that, by all accounts, appear to be deliberately aimed at substantially reducing its residents’ ability to have reliable, on-demand electricity.” Is California a Luddite Conspiracy?
  • “In summary, the climate measures in the Inflation Reduction Act are expensive, will produce no meaningful temperature reduction even if implemented globally – and none at all if implemented mostly by the U.S., EU, and a few other industrialized countries.” (some good points ruined by the premise that CO2 is a danger that needs remediation – jjs) We Are Squandering a Fortune on Climate Fixes Doomed to Fail













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  • “This plan grew out of concern by NASA that the new Starship orbital launchpad was too close to LC-39A, and could possibly damage it during a launch. Should that happen, and no back-up launchpad was available, the agency would have no way to get astronauts up to ISS, since Boeing’s Starliner is not yet operational. Because of that concern, NASA made it clear that no Starship launches could occur in Florida until this issue was resolved.” SpaceX to Upgrade 2nd Kennedy Launchpad for Manned Launches
  • “When Webb was first conceived in the late 1990s, it was exactly for this reason, to combine Hubble’s optical vision with Webb’s infrared view. Though more than a decade late, it has finally happened.” Hubble and Webb Make First Coordinated Observations Tracking DART Impact of Dimorphus (I read that as Chelsea’s dad – jjs)




  • “The Italian city’s urban core harkens back to the Middle Ages.” (truly magical place, as is much of Italy – jjs) Siena’s Medieval Cityscape

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.

2 comments to “The Morning Report 9/30/22”
  1. ” I think that explains his biggest Achilles heel in his staffing choices”

    Well, not really. In the business world, you can search nationwide for subordinates who will fit well in your organization. But in DC, you’re kinda stuck with whoever the system offers up. I don’t think Trump understood that in the beginning.

  2. Well, not understanding that was kind of an Achilles heel, no?

    To be fair, I’m not so sure anyone really did. I think even given experiencing everything we’ve witnessed this government do since 9/11/01 and still believing that the system was still intact and it was just a few corrupt people ruining our lives was a delusion we all to greater or lesser extents were guilty of.

    No more. The scales have fallen from my eyes.

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