The Morning Report 2/28/24

Good morning, kids. There are people who get it, and then there are people who get itOne of them happens to be the Lt. Gov of Virginia, Winsome Sears:

State Sen. “Danica” Roem, a man who identifies as a woman, stormed out of the chamber after making a parliamentary inquiry to Earle-Sears.

“Madame President, how many votes would it take to pass this bill with the emergency clause?” he asked Earle-Sears, who was presiding over the chamber.

“That would be four-fifths, senator,” Earle-Sears replied.

“And what would be the exact number for that, Madam President?”

“Yes, sir, that would be 32,” she replied.

A triggered Roem quickly relinquished his microphone and stormed out, and the chamber was forced to go into recess twice.

Earle-Sears refused to apologize but later addressed the issue when the Senate reconvened, acknowledging that she “said something that upset Sen. Roem.”

“Let it be known: I am not here to upset anyone,” Earle-Sears began. “I am here to do the job that the people of Virginia have called me to do, and that is to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I myself have, at times, not been afforded that same respect and dignity. But in this body, and as long as I am president of the Senate, and by the grace of God, I will be treated with respect and dignity. And I will treat everyone else with respect and dignity. . . ”

. . . Earle-Sears never specifically apologized to Roem, nor should she. Roem is a man, and calling him “Sir” was accurate. I don’t care what he identifies as or what his “personal truth” is. I care about reality, and Roem can’t force anyone to pretend he’s a woman no more than he can force anyone to pretend he’s a cat, an elf, or any sort of mythological creature. He is a human male.  Naturally, local Democrat groups were outraged.

I imagine some of you are not necessarily impressed with Sears’ non-apology apology, preferring that she, for lack of a better expression, just called a spade a spade. That is, double down on calling a man “sir.” In any case, Sears gets my respect for doing what she did in the first place. 

Considering everything that’s going on, is this perhaps focusing on something trivial? Not in my estimation. Andrew Breitbart of blessed memory stated correctly that politics is downstream from the culture. And even a cursory look around shows that we’ve lost the culture, big time. When these days we don’t even flinch at the notion and sad fact of life that men in drag are allowed into girls locker rooms, and allowed to openly serve in our military, I’d say that that is a pretty solid indicator that we’re circling the drain, with the Ty-D-Bowl man Drag Queen waving bye bye.

I bring this up because people like Winsome Sears are going to be our salvation, politically and culturally. Leaving aside the bastardization of the notion of America by the Left that “we’re a nation of immigrants,” I would say it takes an immigrant – a real, honest LEGAL immigrant who got here the old fashioned way by earning citizenship – to understand and appreciate this nation, its history, heritage and culture. These are the people who came here for a better life not to be given it to them on a silver platter via the welfare state but for the opportunity to work for it and build it. And in so doing, building a better more prosperous union.

And for Democrats and Leftists, that statement is the equivalent of showing the cross to Dracula. It’s the last thing they want because independent, self-sufficient, law-abiding citizens who don’t need government is not how Democrats and Leftists gain and maintain power. 

The bitter irony of Winsome Sears being a naturalized citizen and not native born is that it disqualifies her from serving as VP under Trump or any pro-American, America first, non-globalist/statist candidate. It’s too bad that attitude and patriotism are trumped (heh) by this technicality, because there are far too many natives who pale in comparison.

Take for instance this glittering jewel of dumb-fuckery:

House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) has said that raising taxes will be necessary to balance the federal budget. His comments will likely irritate President Trump and his team, given the pledge to make the Trump-era tax cuts a permanent fixture in a second Trump administration.

“It’s only fair to have both revenue and expenditures on the table,” Arrington told Semafor. “The last time there was a fix to Social Security that addressed the solvency for 75 years, it was Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill, and it was bipartisan. It had revenue measures and it had program reforms. That’s just the reality,” said Arrington, who led the charge to create a bipartisan fiscal commission to address government debt.

In January, 19 GOP members of the Budget Committee and three Democrats voted for a proposal to establish the commission, which Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La) supported. Both sides of the political aisle are already attacking the commission. Following the Budget Committee’s vote to establish the commission, 

Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas) said: “There is a real concern out there that this commission will be called the ‘Cut Social Security Commission.’” A group of conservative organizations released a letter attacking the commission as a “trap designed to get Republican fingerprints on a tax increase in exchange for ‘spending cuts’ that never materialize.”

When in God’s name are we actually going to take, not merely an axe, but a thermonuclear warhead to the size and scope of the Federal government?! If you answered “never,” you win a cookie. Social Security should’ve been strangled in its infancy, but here it is and heaven forfend we throw granny off of the cliff in her wheelchair! Remember, the welfare state was originally created not for illegal aliens but for the citizenry by yet another junta led by FDR (with the initial aid from Hoover) who just couldn’t let a crisis go to waste when it came to expanding the power of the state at the expense of individual prudence, ethics and ultimately liberty. 

Just like Winsome Sears called out a mentally deranged drag queen “sir,” what we need is a GOP that calls out taxation, spending and an ever-expanding governmental bureaucracy “cancer.” We won’t get that, of course because the GOP is the Grifting Oleaginous Parasite party.

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, the rate at which Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants’ brain melts seems to be in direct proportion to the graft that is finding its way into his bank account:

. . . [So-called quote-unquote “president”] Joe Biden doesn’t want to confront China about their involvement in the fentanyl trade due to ties between major players in the fentanyl trade and people who have sent money to the Biden family.

[Blood Money author Peter] Schweizer said, “White Wolf is this very powerful figure. He is pro-CCP. He works with the Chinese government, but he’s the head of UBG, this gang. And this gang is widely recognized as the organization that made the Sinaloa Cartel the kings of fentanyl. They told them how to make it. They helped them get pill presses. They helped provide communication devices. So, the Chinese helped the Mexican cartels so they could communicate securely without the Americans knowing. And they also helped them launder their money. He was partners with this individual, the head of CEFC, who sent $5 million to the Bidens. So, the question, Jesse, is, does Joe Biden really want to have a conversation about Chinese involvement with fentanyl? I think we all know the answer is no based on this evidence.”

The Chi-Coms own Joey lock, stock and barrel. Just like the Ukrainians, Romanians, Russians, credit card companies, racketeers, mobsters and every other bad actor and crook, foreign and domestic, who for the past half century have bought access to his office, either directly or via family members like his brother and son.

And speaking of bribery and straight-up tyranny:

The Supreme Court told [spurious] President Joe Biden that he didn’t have the authority to forgive student loan debt. But he did anyway, bragging that the Court “didn’t stop me.” So why do we even have a legislative branch and a high court if the president is going to make law as if he were a king? . . 

. . . If the president can capriciously set policy, not waiting for Congress to act and ignoring Supreme Court rulings, then the executive branch is no longer one of the separate but equal branches of government. It becomes a separate but predominant branch. . . 

. . . If any Republican president had so egregiously and brazenly ignored a Supreme Court ruling, in essence telling the Court it is inferior to the presidency, the Democrats and the media would be constantly shrieking about the dangerous emergence of a “constitutional crisis.” They’ve done it before. In 2018, John Kerry, a Democrat who’s been in Washington almost as long, it seems, as the Washington Monument, claimed that the “off the rails” Trump White House constituted “a genuine constitutional crisis.” It was a typical tale from a Democrat, full of sound and fury, signifying deception.

But what Biden has done is more serious. Keith E. Whittington, a Princeton University professor of politics, identifies three types of constitutional crises: a crisis of operation, a crisis of fidelity and a crisis of bad faith. Biden’s constitutional offense could be placed in either of the last two categories. He is “no longer willing to abide by existing constitutional arrangements” and is clearly a political actor who has refrained “from repudiating the inherited constitutional system but nonetheless” subverted “it by only giving lip service to constitutional requirements.”

Remember (as if you need a reminder) that the rule of law goes only one way: against the citizenry and anyone who is non-Leftist. Should Donald Trump actually win this coming November, every legal executive order he will sign will be met with rank insubordination and outright mutiny in every agency from the top all the way down to the lowliest toilet attendant, if not met with violent protest from Robert Creamer’s Central Committee Casting Rent-a-Mob. That’s if an organized “Seven Days in May” coup doesn’t actually materialize long before that. And the GOPe? They’ll be first in line to rip him for unilateral action that defies the spirit of “bipartisanship.” 

As for Biden, he will in all likelihood never face the terrible swift sword of justice in this life for his acts graft and borderline treason in selling out this country to the highest bidder. For sure, the Lord in Heaven is doing a rapid finger tattoo on His desk in anticipation of his arrival for final judgement. 


  • Martin v. Boise is an abomination that has wreaked havoc on cities across the Ninth Circuit. . . Forcing cities to allow dangerous, unhygienic encampments does not help the dysfunctional souls who choose to live there.” (Hat tip to Buck Throckmorton – jjs) The “Cruel and Unusual Punishment” of America’s Cities
  • “. . . the Left has so abused some of those freedoms that some on the Right are prepared to overreach in order to defeat them, without pausing to think how their cure may be worse than the disease; that it may, in fact, hit us harder than it does the Left.” Florida’s Libel Bill Paves the Road to Free Speech Hell
  • Michael Goodwin: “At this late stage of the Trump era, there is no mystery, only an arrogant refusal to accept truths that don’t fit neatly into a blinkered worldview.  Most of the left still believes America would thrive if only it traded its patriotic and cultural distinctions for the warm embrace of globalist institutions, and that anybody who rejects that vision is stupid.  That’s hardly a new development at the Times or Big Media in general.” (Goodwin seems to be gradually shedding his Trump aversion – jjs) The Obvious Reason Behind Trump’s Undying Political Strength is Somehow Still Dumbfounding Ignorant Big Media Elites


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  • [IA Gov. Kimberly] Reynolds appeared satisfied with the ruling, saying that children were “the least vulnerable” but “paid the highest price for COVID lockdowns and mandates” and that Iowa was “the first state to get students back in the classroom and we prohibited mask mandates in schools, trusting parents to decide what was best for their children.” Federal Court Dismisses Case Against Governor Who Prohibited Mask Mandates in Schools




  • “For what feels like the millionth time in two years, New Yorkers once again woke up this week wondering who their representatives in Congress are because Democrats keep trying to change the lines. Corrupt, power-hungry politicians are playing wicked games with these maps, confusing voters and ignoring the state Constitution in the process. The same leaders who preach to us about ‘protecting democracy’ are fully committed to destroying democracy. They clearly have no regard for the will of voters.” Lee Zeldin Op-Ed: Dems Failed to Take the House, So They’re Rewriting Rules with Toxic Map Proposal
  • “The voter-registration effort, announced during a roundtable by [spurious] Vice President Kamala Harris, includes signage promoting at over a thousand Social Security Administration (SSA) offices and national parks, and having the Department of Health and Human Services email voter registration information to people who acquire health insurance through the exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. The Biden [junta] also announced that it held over 100 events to train jurisdictions in how to protect election workers.” Biden Junta Press-Gangs Federal Agencies Into Mass Voter Registration Campaign
  • A study from the Heartland Institute released earlier this month concluded that “had the 2020 election been conducted like every national election has been over the past two centuries, wherein the vast majority of voters cast ballots in-person rather than by mail, Donald Trump would have almost certainly been re-elected.” Tucker Carlson: The 2020 Election Was “100 Percent Stolen” From President Trump (We all knew this the night after it happened – jjs)



  • “The Associated Press (AP) called the race for Trump at around 9:00 p.m. ET after the last polls closed across the state, signaling that he handily defeated his lone remaining opponent, former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC). As of 9:11 p.m. ET, the New York Times’ election results showed Trump with 65.6 percent of the vote to Haley’s 30.2 percent with an estimated nine percent of the vote tabulated. The primary has 16 delegates bound to it, while Michigan’s GOP state convention on Saturday will see its remaining 39 delegates awarded.” Donald Trump Wins Michigan Republican Primary
  • “While Biden won his primary, it demonstrates what could be a huge issue down the road given the number of uncommitted voters essentially voting against the Democrat incumbent. As of 9:15 p.m. Eastern, with 14 percent of the votes in, uncommitted voters totaled over 20,000 of the ballots cast, comprising 15.8 percent of the vote. Those figures, however, continue to fluctuate as votes are counted.” Biden Wins Democrat Primary in Michigan amid Challenge of Uncommitted Democrats

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  • “The surveys examined the potential — and increasingly likely — matchup between Trump and Biden in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and North Carolina. The surveys found Trump leading Biden in every one of those states.” Polls: Donald Trump Leads Joe Biden in 7 out of 7 Swing States
  • A majority of poll respondents, 54 percent, said they believe the prosecution efforts against Trump are politically motivated. Meanwhile, 72 percent said Hunter Biden “should serve jail time” if he is convicted of tax evasion, and 71 percent said Joe Biden should be impeached “if [he] was working with his son and brother to help bring in multimillion dollars fees from China, Russia and Ukraine while he was Vice President.” DATA: Trump Beats Biden Even if Criminally Convicted
  • “This could act as the canary in the coalmine on the fall election.” Michigan Uncommitteds May Be Biden’s Downfall
  • “Biden has repeatedly lied to my community. They took our votes for granted within my community — and not only within the Arab-American community but in the metro Detroit area. Let’s face it: Biden had made promises and failed on those promises. Biden has constantly lied, time and time again.” “I Don’t Need Paid Consultants”: Arab-American Michigan Voter Explains Why He’s Voting Trump
  • Jeffrey Lord: “It’s the self-immolation of once-promising career.” Nikki Haley Fades to Irrelevance
  • “Whether I’m in Manchester, Des Moines, Las Vegas, Dallas, or Milwaukee, the message I hear from my generation is the same – Joe Biden is mentally and physically unfit to lead this country.” Young Voters Know Joe Biden is Unfit to Serve
  • “Getting a Newsom recall effort onto California’s ballot this year will force the governor to defend a record he can’t defend and will spotlight the failures of his administration and his party.” How Another Newsom Recall Effort Helps America




  • “The Army’s current force structure assumes an active duty end strength — or total number of troops — of 494,000, the document says. However, Congress capped end strength at 445,000 in the fiscal year 2024 defense policy bill, a historically low number as the Army struggled to recruit enough soldiers to meet end strength goals.” Army Takes a Chainsaw to 24,000 Positions in Response to Recruitment Shortfalls







  • “Eagle Scout, hobo, Reagan speechwriter—John McClaughry is the most underappreciated man in American politics.” Small Is Bountiful

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