The Morning Report 11/14/23

Good morning, kids. Another day and another “I can’t even” link for you to retch your coffee up and raise your blood pressure. 

The House voted 209-201 Monday night to sideline a resolution introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for his disastrous mishandling of the border, even as House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) greases the skids on a funding package that punts a broader border policy battle until the new year. . . 

. . . Privileged resolutions require House floor action within two legislative days after introduction. Rather than voting on the underlying motion, Republican leadership chose to address the resolution through a Democratic motion to refer it to the Homeland Security Committee. Democrats altered their motion before the vote after previously preferring a vote simply to table the resolution.

Greene’s resolution read that Mayorkas had engaged “in a pattern of conduct that is incompatible with the laws of the United States,” accusing him of “willful admittance of border crossers, terrorist human traffickers, drugs, and other contraband.”

Speaker Johnson’s decision to table the resolution was a clear signal that it lacked the votes necessary for passage. Some Republicans had been hesitant to step away from sacred “regular order.”

Greene and others argued that Mayorkas’ dereliction at the border has been made abundantly apparent through numerous committee hearings throughout the year, negating the need to waste time with formalities.

Johnson’s decision to accede to Democrats’ demands to toss Mayorkas’ impeachment into a committee recycling bin comes the same afternoon as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced support for Johnson’s continuing resolution (CR) government funding plan.

The Johnson CR postpones a fight on [so-called quote-unquote “president”] Joe Biden’s border policy until next year, with DHS funding extended through February 2.

Here are the eight schmucks who killed the resolution: California Rep. Darrell Issa, North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, Oregon Rep. Cliff Bentz, Ohio Rep. Mike Turner, North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry, California Rep. Tom McClintock, California Rep. John Duarte.

At the end of the day, even if Mayorkas did get shit-canned, it would be the equivalent of draining the Gulf of Mexico with the first thimbleful of water during Hurricane Katrina. Whoever this bald-headed diseased testicle winds up being replaced with will be balder and more diseased than his predecessor. But to not even stand in unison over an issue that is so obviously non-controversial, despite the blanket corruption and criminality of the Junta and those who support it in and out of government (looking at you Chamber of Commerce and other alleged “conservatives”) that will prevent any meaningful halting let alone reversal of a premeditated invasion, is yet again another reminder (as if we needed any) as to the fact that we the people of We The People have zero representation. 

That’s putting it mildly since time and again we are viewed as an existential threat to the illegitimate power structure that rules this nation, USA in name only. Meanwhile an erased southern border and the lack of anything even remotely resembling sane immigration control at every port of entry will all but ensure a repeat of 9/11/01. And conceivably orders of magnitude worse. 

Thomas Friedman recently said something interesting: “The euphoric rampage of Oct. 7 that killed some 1,400 soldiers and civilians has not only hardened Israeli hearts toward the suffering of Gaza civilians. It has also inflicted a deep sense of humiliation and guilt on the Israeli Army and defense establishment, for having failed in their most basic mission of protecting the country’s borders.”

The humiliation and guilt do not seem universal. Our military and defense leadership do not seem to feel any responsibility for the border crisis. They certainly feel no shame for this egregious and ongoing insult to American sovereignty. For them, the military is reserved for events around the globe, even though most of these far-flung campaigns have only a tangential relationship to actual American security.

Our border is completely wrecked, and more than 2 million migrants are likely to arrive this year.  Most of these people are poor, low-skilled people from the Third World. They are not likely to contribute much to our country, many will arrive and stay illegally or under fraudulent refugee claims, and they will receive substantial benefits unavailable to millions of struggling Americans. Collectively, this weakens our country.

While our rickety southern border contributes greatly to this state of affairs, the Department of Defense seems to have no interest in actually doing anything to help. They have repeatedly resisted deploying significant assets to augment the U.S. Border Patrol.

Trump received withering criticism from senior members of the U.S. military for his supposed disrespect for the military’s customs and for the suggestion that he might employ them during the nationwide riots in 2020. As part of their aversion to domestic deployment, the military has remained largely indifferent to protecting the border, as if national defense can only be conducted in the nether reaches of the world, many thousands of miles from our country’s borders and our people. . . 

. . . A very smart and anonymous writer, CatGirl Kulak, described how the ruling class’s chief concern is the overseas empire, which leads them to neglect the interior of the nation, along with its people: “Functionally America is an hourglass-shaped empire. It’s really two empires barely connected. It is a 19th century land empire conquered by American settler populace, and it is a 20th century Maritime and global empire conquered by the US Navy and barely closeted communist bureaucrats along with the foreigners they funded. These two empires barely interact . . .  The place they meet, the narrow center of this hourglass is Washington DC. . . .  Whilst Washington remains completely safe from any threat to its 20th-century Maritime empire . . .  Washington’s 19th-century land empire has it by the throat.”

Washington foreign policy types like to play games of Risk overseas, because they know we have two oceans and a nuclear arsenal to protect us from conventional threats. This sort of power politics is mostly harmless to the ruling class; and, when a war ensues, the people doing the fighting and dying are, in their eyes, a bunch of disposable right-wing hicks from flyover country.

On the other hand, the same ruling class has completely lost its mind about January 6, because this was a rare and extreme nonviolent revolt by the denizens of the Inland Empire, which the Washington D.C. ruling class holds in great contempt, but also greatly fears.

It’s an interesting essay by Christopher Roach but he omits, or I’d hate to think he’s ignorant of the fact that the U.S. military does not have the command authority to deploy itself. That comes from the Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States. That aside, he does raise a salient point about the nature of national security and defense. In theory, DHS, CBP, INS are tasked with securing our borders and controlling who comes in and who doesn’t. Yet, doesn’t this also fall under the rubric of defense of the realm? 

About the only time there was a real possibility of an actual foreign army would invade the continental US was some combination of Mexico and Germany just prior to our entrance into the First World War. IIRC, the intercepted “Zimmermann Letter” was, along with the sinking of the Lusitania part of the casus belli of Wilson declaring war on the Kaiser. 

That said, don’t the now millions of migrants flooding in from not only Latin America but from all over the world constitute an actual threat to our national security? Especially since an alarmingly large percentage of these invaders are military age males hailing not only from Latin America but from China and the Islamic world. Forget the bureaucratic interagency turf wars; our national command authority wants this invasion. In point of fact, those who are running this nation, mostly into the ground, comprise the greatest threat to the safety and security of every citizen.

With a great wave of opposition to their disastrous economic, foreign and domestic policies building now across party lines as we head into a national election (its highly, if not completely, compromised security and integrity notwithstanding), they sense a threat to their hold on power. Is it beyond belief that they would welcome acts of criminality and terrorism similar to what happened in Israel on 10/7? Recall “Operation Fast & Furious” where Obama directed Eric Holder to secretly allow illegal firearms to be shipped and sold in Mexico so that the ensuing violence south of the border – which claimed the lives of two American law enforcement agents – would bring about a popular call to restrict if not abolish outright the Second Amendment. 

Consider everything that has happened to us before, during and especially since the Trump presidency. They have zero compunction or limit as to what is and what is not permissible in holding on to power. “By Any Means Necessary” is not merely a cheer. It is a tactic that they have and will continue to use and in ever more horrendous ways against us.

In a weird way, I almost hope they actually do steal the 2024 election, because if by some miracle Trump (who is at this point going to be the nominee regardless of whether he is indicted or even imprisoned by this time next year) actually overcomes the cheat and wins, do you really think this Junta is going to allow him to be sworn in? After the past eight years of painting him and all of us who vote for or otherwise support him as Nazis, white supremacists, and a literal “existential threat to our precious democracy?” (vomit). 

We are at an inflection point here and really all over the world. With the doddering, pervert criminal and his puppet masters in Kalorama having hijacked the nation and destroyed our ability both diplomatically and even militarily to maintain the relative peace, prosperity and security of the past 80 years, there’s no telling what can happen in the next 12 months. 

Thank goodness we have the GOP ready to stand in the breach. Pfft.


  • Michael Walsh: “Francis may be the first Jesuit pope, but let’s hope he is the last. If he’s not for the actual final pope before the destruction of the Church, it’s not for lack of trying.” Was St. Malachy Right?
  • “If people are incapable of independence, they are incapable of self-government. In succumbing to algorithms, we cede our autonomy.” The Federal ‘Kill Switch’ Signals Our Surrender To Tech Overlords
  • John Stossel: “And the State’s creation of dependency.” The Food Insecurity Lie
  • Dennis Prager: “What matters is that non-Jews put this distinctive Jewish item on their doorpost. If enough Americans did this, the message of solidarity with Jews would reverberate around the world, that in this time of greater antisemitism than any since the Holocaust, ‘We are all Jews.'” The Little Box That Could Change America


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  • “Welcome to the vicious Jew-hatred in many of our schools.” Schools for Hamas-cide
  • Robert Spencer: “The Oct. 7 Hamas massacre in Israel and its aftermath have been a comprehensive wake-up call. Most notably, they’ve revealed that leftist and Islamic groups have been preparing for this moment for years and have been able to mobilize, all across the nation, a massive demonstration of support for Hamas and hatred for Israel. There has, however, also been movement on the other side: many leftists are discovering the sheer horror of what they’ve been supporting all these years and are bidding adieu to the left.” (“Many” would be nice, but that remains to be seen. Still, even if a few are converted, it’s a start – jjs) “I’ve Been a Left-Winger All My Life. Now I Realize How Naïve I Was.”






  • “An adrenaline-caused catecholamine crisis leading to bi-lateral heart failure seems the most likely cause.” How George Floyd Actually Died
  • Robert Zimmerman: “…it is heart-rending but necessary for everyone to see the monsters who now occupy positions of power in the White House, Department of Justice, and FBI. The monsters also include the lower ranks, since every one of the FBI officers who participated in that SWAT team raid showed an unnecessary glee for power. Not one had the decency to say, ‘Hey, let’s back off, there are kids in the house, and he poses no threat.’ Instead they charged forward eagerly, apparently thrilled with the idea of terrifying little children.” Real Pushback: Conservative Family Sues Biden Junta DOJ for “Malicious and Retaliatory Prosecution”
  • “Democrats suffer from a case of tunnel vision that causes them to deduce all the world’s problems from one premise: ‘Whiteness’ is evil.” The Anti-White Racism Governing the Democrat Party Inevitably Spawns Violence
  • “Facts show us the reality of racial violence in the U.S., but talking about it – which is necessary to end it – is hard to do. Racist apologists from the left will continue to push sepia-toned photographs of long-ago atrocities committed against black people. Anyone who talks about today’s violence will be labeled a ‘racist,’ and white and Asian folks will continue to pay the mostly unreported price of a real rage based on bogus information. That is the ultimate goal of the Marxists who are looking to topple our nation from the inside.” So, When CAN We Talk About the Disturbing, Out-of-Proportion Black-on-White Wave of Violence?


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  • “Carjackings in D.C. have hit a fever pitch in recent years, with more being reported in 2023 than in any other year in memory. Back in October, Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar was carjacked by armed criminals, marking the 754th carjacking so far this year – a number that’s only continued to rise. In late October, a 13-year-old carjacker was shot and killed by an off-duty federal officer in D.C. after the kid tried to steal the man’s car while purporting to hold a gun. Just two days prior, a 15-year-old girl was arrested in D.C after a carjacking that ended in a fatal crash that left another teenage girl dead.” Secret Service Protects Biden Granddaughter From Carjacking In Crime-Ridden DC
  • Heather Mac Donald: “Until we relinquish the idea that policing activity against black criminals is racist, restoring law and order in our cities will be impossible.” Tell the Truth About Law Enforcement and Crime






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  • “Sanctions waiver frees up money for Tehran as it funds Hamas’s war on Israel.” Biden Mulls Approval of Fresh $10 Billion for Iran
  • “Our policymakers seem to have made up their minds without consulting the people or their representatives.” Did Anyone Ask You About War in the Middle East?
  • “In the days of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, claims alleging a government worker has ties with communism or adversarial powers could get that individual dragged before the U.S. Senate for extensive questioning. Whatever your thoughts on McCarthyism, it’s undeniable that America’s domestic-based enemies were put on notice. Contrast such circumstances with today’s political environment, in which officials working at the highest levels of the U.S. government are openly supporting a genocidal terrorist organization and (in the case of Tabatabai) working on behalf of an adversarial power.” No Serious Country Would Allow Terrorist Sympathizers To Run Its Government





  • Barry was a retired federal appellate judge, having stepped down in April 2019. Despite political disagreements, Donald Trump has historically referred to his sister as a “highly respected judge.” Donald Trump’s Sister Maryanne Has Passed Away
  • “What’s 600 feet long, 100 feet around, carries 20 tons, can fly 10,000 miles without burning a single drop of avgas, and doesn’t exist — quite yet? It’s called Pathfinder 3, currently under development by LTA Research in Akron, Ohio, and, once built, the all-electric airship will be the biggest since Goodyear–Zeppelin built the USS Macon (ZRS-5) for the Navy in 1929.” Introducing the Biggest Damn Thing to Fly in Almost 100 Years
  • “Marc Andreessen’s latest declaration raises more questions than it answers.” Was Nietzsche a Techno-Optimist?

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One comment to “The Morning Report 11/14/23”
  1. The divisions in the fed’s house are not surprising – most agencies are staffed by mere children, they know little, rarely respect authority and certainly don’t get loyalty. I hate it for Joe. LMAO

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