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That’s right, gentle readers, illegal immigrants don’t merely walk across the southern border. We know it’s true because KJP said so.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic cannot compete in the U.S. Open because he does not have the COVID vaccine.
You know, despite the CDC dropping the quarantine and distance guidelines and treating everyone the same.
Incredibly stupid, but what more can we expect from the Biden Meat Puppet Administration? “Hello? White House? This is Israel’s Prime Minister Calling for President Biden. We need to prevent a nuclear war. Hello? Hello? Is anyone there?”
Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s request to hold an emergency telephone conversation with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss the nascent nuclear deal with Iran has been rebuffed with the excuse that the American president ‘is on vacation,’ Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
According to Israel’s Channel 13, Lapid sought to speak with Biden in an attempt to prevent a return to the 2015 JCPOA nuclear pact but U.S. officials denied the request, informing Lapid Biden ‘is on vacation.’
I seem to remember Biden saying something about making the rest of the world respect America again. What says “respect” for citizens more than forcing them to buy electric cars?
It’s been a while in coming, but California will officially mandate electric cars no later than 2035.
No new gas or diesel-powered vehicles will be sold or licensed there barely more than 12 years from now. Last year, electric vehicle sales represented less than 10% of the approximately 1.8 million new cars sold in the Brownout State.
Only 607,600 electric vehicles were produced in the U.S. last year. Assuming nothing radical changes, between now and 2035, California buyers alone will require three times as many EVs as were produced in 2021.
Or people will hang on to their gas-powered cars much longer, defeating the purpose of the mandate. I know I would.
The CEOs of Tesla and Toyota — Elon Musk and Akio Toyoda — agreed in 2020 that full electrification won’t work. ‘The more EVs we build, the worse carbon dioxide gets,’ Toyoda warned. ‘When politicians are out there saying, ‘Let’s get rid of all cars using gasoline,’ do they understand this?’
No Toyoda-sama; they don’t:
It’s hot this week in California — which can either be attributed to climate change OR summer — but if you Californians were planning on cranking up the AC like you live in a civilized first world country …well, think again!
The manager of California’s power grid has implemented another ‘flex alert’ and for those of you who haven’t lived in the overpriced hellhole of California, that’s when the government asks residents not to use energy between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. to prevent rolling blackouts.
California Orders ‘Flex Alert’ to Combat Rolling Blackouts
Not only should residents avoid the AC, you should also avoid appliances such as the dishwasher or washing machine — really any heavy appliance is off limits though Gavin will almost certainly still be using his hair dryer before a night out at the French Laundry.
The powers that be that control the power, don’t want to overly strain the grid and cause a repeat of summer 2020 — not the riot season part they are fine with that — but the two consecutive nights in August of that year when rolling blackouts left hundreds of thousands in the dark.
Now look, the energy grid nationwide is not exactly great so I can’t fault only California for it — as much as I’d like to — but the fact residents in that high tax, high regulation state have to ration energy boggles my mind.
I thought California- with a budget surplus of almost $100 billion- was supposed to be so advanced isn’t that what Gavin is always bellowing from the rooftops?
So, California is absolutely ready for millions of electric vehicles—right? Right? Newsom and his flunkies apparently think this will keep people from fleeing the People’s Republic of California:
At a recent Pennsylvania speech, Gropin, Sniffin’ Joe was at his best. Here are some of his quotes, courtesy of Legal Insurrection and Brietbart:
He was a bit confused about our founding documents:
‘We the People’ — that how our Constitution starts — or the Declaration. ‘We the People.’ It’s who we are.’ Remember, gentle readers, he’s reading this stuff off a teleprompter. Remember back in 2021 when Joe unified us by telling us we couldn’t possibly oppose the government because they have F-15s and nuclear weapons? Well, he’s at it again:
‘For those brave right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country you need an F-15, you need something a little more than a gun,’ he said and added, “No. I’m not joking.’
We know you’re not joking Joe. That’s the problem. Besides, if our guns are so ineffective, why do you want to seize them all?
‘Who are they shooting at? They’re shooting at these guys behind me,’ he continued, referring to law enforcement, who were securing the president.
Sorry Joe, it’s not Normal Americans shooting at the police, it’s your D/S/C paramilitary thugs, you know, BLM, Antifa and the like? That’s why we have to disarm Normal Americans:
BIDEN: ‘Guess what? We took on the NRA and we’re going to take them on again and we won. And we will win again.
We’re not stopping here. I’m determined to ban assault weapons in this country. Determined.
I did it once before, and I’ll do it again. For many of you home, I want to be clear: it’s not about taking away anybody’s guns. In fact, we should be treating responsible gun owners as examples how every gun owner should behave. I have two shotguns at home — it’s a long story, but I’m not opposed to guns, but I support the Second Amendment and I support the Second Amendment.’
Suuuure he does.
BIDEN: ‘Think about it. Think about the devastation that’s occurred. We have to act for all those kids gunned down on our streets every single day that never make the news. There’s a mass shooting every single day in this country in the streets of America, every single day. You have to ask — you have to act so our kids can learn to read in school instead of learning to duck and cover.’
Sorry Joe, there’s nothing remotely like a “mass shooting” a day occurring. Was that actually on the Teleprompter? Was this?
BIDEN: ‘If I can — just interject for a moment. My deceased son Beau, he was the attorney general of the state of Delaware, and what he used to do is go down in the East Side, called The Bucket, highest crime rate in the country, is a place where I used to — I was the only white guy that worked as a lifeguard down in that area, in the East Side. And you know, you can always tell where the best basketball in the state is, or the best basketball in the city is, it’s where everybody shows up.’
Of course. Joe also asked this:
‘Where the hell are we?’
Good question. He rambled about January 6 too:
BIDEN: ‘Police lost their lives as a result of that day. Police lost their lives. One of the officers said it was worse than anything he had experienced in war in Iraq. So let me say this to my MAGA Republican friends in Congress. Don’t tell me you support law enforcement if you won’t condemn what happened on the sixth. Don’t tell me.
Can’t do it. For God’s sake, whose side are you on? Whose side are you on?’
Well, not the side that lies about the police, and wants to defund them, that’s for sure. Joe is also the master of physics, though I really want to know if this was on the Teleprompter:
The .223/5.56mm NATO cartridge is an intermediate cartridge. A great many cartridges propel bullets much faster. I’m surprised though. If you’re going to lie that blatantly, why not just say it shoots faster than light? Here’s a bit more unity from Joe, who is just like you, a normal guy:
Biden knows the regressive aspects of the [student loan pay off] policy are a huge problem potentially for the party and had a snappy answer ready today when asked about it:
REPORTER: ‘Is this unfair to people who paid their student loans or chose not to take out loans?’
BIDEN: ‘Is it fair to people who, in fact, do not own multi-billion-dollar businesses if they see one of these guys getting all the tax breaks? Is that fair? What do you think?’
A normal guy suffering from progressive dementia. Thanks for clearing that up Joe. Remember Joe, before the election, telling miners he’d take care of them? Well, he wasn’t exactly lying; he was talking about Canadian miners.
President Joe Biden is looking north for critical mineral supplies to meet government-inflated demand for clean-energy initiatives while the administration shuts down major mining projects on American soil.
The president invoking the Defense Production Act offers federal financial assistance to ‘domestic’ projects securing American mineral supplies, and in June, the administration published a report identifying Canada as a ‘domestic source’ under the Defense Production Act.
Foreign countries are “domestic sources?”
‘Canada is a preferred partner of the United States with critical mineral resources and expertise that could be leveraged to expand processing capacity and the manufacturing of intermediate and final goods, further strengthening North American supply chains,’ read the report.
Yes. That’s stupid. This isn’t:
Debra Struhsacker, a hardrock mining and environmental policy expert who has testified before Congress five times, called the effort to finance Canadian mines in lieu of American producers unnecessary.
‘Absolutely we do not need to finance Canadian operations,’ Struhsacker told The Federalist, when ‘we have abundant minerals in the U.S.’
Well, that would make sense and benefit America and Americans, which is why the Biden Meat Puppet Administration absolutely won’t do it. By the way, sis you know you’re all semi-fascists?”
I don’t know about you gentle readers, but I’m feeling unified We have to elect this guy right away:
Wisconsin Senate Democrat candidate Mandela Barnes claimed last July that national parks ‘weren’t made for the enjoyment of people who weren’t white.’
Uh, why? Because they have roads, which we know are racist? Maybe because they don’t have segregated bathrooms or campgrounds? Or perhaps Barnes is just a stupid racist? Speaking of stupid, let’s get back to government “forgiving” student loans:
The White House can’t be sure how much President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program will cost, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says.
Jean-Pierre made the statement during her White House press briefing on Thursday, telling reporters that the cost of the program will depend on borrowers and the nature of their loans. Watchdog groups say Biden’s plan will cost taxpayers up to $600 billion over the next 10 years.
‘All of this, when it comes to cost, will depend on how many of the loans canceled were actually expected to be repaid,’ Jean-Pierre said. ‘It will depend on how many borrowers actually take up this opportunity before we have a real sense.’
Or perhaps the Supreme Court invoking that annoying Constitution again?
Jean-Pierre went on to argue that the cost will be offset by the deficit reduction included in other Biden administration priorities. She told reporters that the bill will not be ‘fully paid for’ internally as past White House initiatives have been, but will be further offset by the resumption of loan payments after being paused since 2020.
Oh, now I get it. Those “past White House Initiatives” are actually middle class taxpayers who get to pay off the college loans of White House staffers! That’ll reduce the deficit and fight inflation for sure. We have to keep dead people on the voter roles! Doing anything else is an attack on “our democracy”:
The U.S. Western District Court of Michigan denied a plea by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) that sought to halt a lawsuit alleging she kept nearly 26,000 dead registrants on the state’s voter rolls.
‘It is astonishing that Secretary Benson is so vigorously opposing effective list maintenance,’ PILF President J. Christian Adams said in a statement.
‘It’s remarkable that after sharing this data with the Secretary of State in 2020, dead registrants remained on the state’s voter rolls,’ he continued. ‘This initial win is the first step to ensuring that deceased registrants are not receiving ballots and reducing the opportunity for fraud in Michigan’s elections.’
PILF’s lawsuit alleges that 25,975 dead registrants remain on Michigan’s voter rolls, including:
*23,663 registrants who have been dead for five years or more
*17,479 registrants who have been dead for at least a decade
*3,956 registrants who have been dead for at least 20 years
We can’t disenfranchise the dead! That’s undemocratic! Besides, do you have any idea how hard it is to get a photo ID in the afterlife? Geez, you’d almost think Benson wants to cheat or something.
Lose gracefully? Like Liz Cheney?
An op-ed in the Washington Post has argued that men in women’s sports could actually be a good thing for young girls by teaching them the art of losing gracefully.
According to Alyssa Rosenberg, the aim of school athletics is not to teach children the art of achieving excellence but rather to build character, and what better way to build character in a teenage girl than having her experience the frustration of losing that championship title to a biological male? Her argument largely hinges on the unicorn of ‘sports-crazed parents’ who will theoretically use transgender athletes in women’s sports as an excuse in the event their daughter loses.
Well, when they lose to guys, yeah. Not only stupid, but evil:
The District of Columbia does not appear to have a contingency plan for unvaccinated students, who are banned from attending schools in person this fall after the first 20 days, according to comments made by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser Thursday.
During a press conference, Bowser, a Democrat, admitted there are no alternative options, including virtual learning, for students who cannot attend school due to the District’s vaccine mandate, meaning unvaccinated children will effectively be left without an education.
Over 40% of blacks ages 12-17 are not vaccinated, according to city data.
To be fair to someone who doesn’t deserve it, the blowback was so fierce, Bowser is now backpedaling as fast as she can. Yes, gentle readers, the guy had a stroke, he’s not remotely recovered from it, and he’s running for the Senate:
Well of course. Who wouldn’t want that? I know Mehmet Oz isn’t the greatest candidate, but shouldn’t Pennsylvania residents want to elect a ham sandwich over this guy? I also think this is a case of a picture being worth a thousand words; he looks completely rational to me. You? I do not foresee an acclaimed career as a political pundit for this guy:
Michael Cohen, who previously worked as Donald Trump’s lawyer, claimed on Monday’s episode of “Mornings With Zerlina” on SiriusXM that Trump will not run for president again in 2024 because ‘he does not want to go up against’ Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)
Stupid. What would any edition of TSTS be without checking in on Kamala Harris? Here’s part of what she had to say at a flubbed NASA launch:
We have people who have been working for decades to do the work that has been about America’s leadership…in terms of space exploration. And today is very much on that path about showing the great work that happens here with these exceptional public servants, these exceptional skilled professionals who have the ability to see what is possible and what has never been done before. How exciting is that?
It would have been more exciting if the rocket actually launched. What could possibly go wrong?
Pentagon officials are concerned that U.S. ammunition stocks donated to Ukraine have severely depleted U.S. stocks, weakening U.S. readiness in the event of a conflict, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The Biden administration has drawn much of the over $13 billion in weapons systems and accompanying ammunition the U.S. has provided to Ukraine from existing arsenals, according to the WSJ. While the Department of Defense has declined to disclose the number of ammunition rounds in storage at the beginning of 2022, before the war in Ukraine began, it has taken few steps to replenish depleting stocks, sparking worries that the U.S. may not have the ammunition it needs for its own protection.
Golly. I’m beginning to think Joe Biden isn’t all that loyal to America. This is why we need to cover America with these:
A new report has revealed the unreliability of a major Oregon wind farm, discovered after a blade from a windmill detached and flew across the field.
According to The Oregonian, in January, a delivery driver found some broken, industrial-size bolts on the ground near one of Portland General Electric’s towering wind turbines but did not know who to tell and used it as a paperweight.
PGE has failed to report public safety incidents at Biglow Canyon, in potential violation of its operating agreement with the state including where hatches, metal disks and blade bolts have fallen off turbines from a height of about 265 feet and regulators state that even small objects can reach almost 90 mph when falling.
Hmmm. Helicopters spend far more hours in maintenance than they ever do in flight. Somehow, I don’t think that’s the way things work with windmills…
According to maintenance records, PGE knowingly operated at least four turbines at Biglow Canyon with broken blade bolts, in one case for nearly a year.
The wind turbines and transformers at Biglow Canyon have been plagued by leaks of oil and lubricants creating environmental and fire hazards. According to the outlet, transformers have ruptured regularly, causing two fires and spilling about 3,000 gallons of mineral oil into surrounding soil.
Since 2010, PGE has reported more than a dozen oil spills and other incidents at Biglow Canyon with the potential to affect public safety, which is approximately three times more than any other wind farm regulated by the state.
Biglow Canyon has also generated much less energy than PGE originally projected and less power than neighboring wind farms of comparable age.
Ratepayers may end up footing the bill for assets that are no longer useful due to the project’s 76 turbines manufactured by Vestas are halfway through their projected life but PGE is already considering replacing them and if that happens by the end of 2023, ratepayers would be on the hook for $156 million in remaining costs.
But, but, they’re the future! You don’t suppose this kind of reporting has anything to do with it, do you:
CNN posted a column Tuesday night which cited a mass shooting, that did not happen, in an effort to make a case against machine gun fire, which may not exist.
CNN goes on to claim that full-auto fire is a growing problem and one that increasing seen in major crimes.
As an example, they point to ‘a mass shooting in Sacramento, California, in which six people were killed and a dozen injured.’ The problem with this example is that it was not a mass shooting.
Rather, it was a shootout.
The dimwitted article goes on to talk about microphones set up in some cities to try to pinpoint gunfire. They have no idea it’s machinegun fire, only someone shooting something somewhere. By the way, actual machineguns are used virtually never in crimes. But at least we can be sure the Department of Homeland Security is on the job:
Federal law enforcement officials have identified a high number of individuals with Middle Eastern names traveling with Mexican passports, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Since the beginning of 2022, nearly 30,000 Mexican passport holders were flagged as part of the investigation into passport fraud, the memo states, adding that each identified individual will be further evaluated. A senior official at DHS who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the agency will likely investigate whether any of the individuals have traveled to the United States and whether there are any other patterns in their travel.
I’m sure, as I write this, dedicated DHS agents are hard at work trying to figure out how they can blame Donald Trump and get a warrant to get back in Melania’s underwear drawer.
Too stupid to survive.
Mike a.k.a. Proof said:
In that Sacramento shootout, I believe I read that one of the handguns had been converted to fully automatic…by one of two brothers involved in the crime, both of whom were felons and not permitted to own any sort of firearm. See? Gun laws work! /sarc
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I once visited a windfarm in far West Texas. Up close, those things are really impressive, especially in a strong wind situation. They seemed bigger than an AirBus 380 and the blade tips were screaming through the wind at several hundred mph.
IMHO, what I saw was bordering on sensible because 1. It was miles from anything or anybody, 2. Generally strong enough wind to actually be productive 3. The Texas grid system puts money in land-owners pockets which helps keep those communities viable.
But I had an unsettling thought: What if this was instead a 50,000 hp electric motor driving a huge fan with a variable pitch hub with lots of electronic controls? How long would anyone expect it to last running 24/7?
I really do not know, but I think that is the right way to frame the question. An electric motor and a generator are basically the same thing.
Mike McDaniel said:
Unquestionably, windmills endure enormous stresses. If the wind blows too hard, they have to feather the propeller blades or they’ll be torn to pieces. They’re 30 stories high, so service is a nightmare, and as you say, they don’t last long, the blades can’t be recycled, and they’re very expensive, to say nothing of building transmission lines to the middle of nowhere. The energy the produce can’t be stored. It’s use it when it’s produced, or lose it.