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What did he know we didn’t? I’ll be posting an article on the mid term elections on Saturday. I need a few days for things to more fully resolve, and for reflection, before commenting on that, and I suspect I’ll have more questions than answers. But for now…
Earlier today Joe Biden said he is confident in the midterm election next week because the American voters love the high inflation economic policies he has initiated.
BIDEN: ‘And I find that — that the thing that gives me the most confidence is the fact that the policies we’ve initiated, people care about. Now, they want more. They write to me, but I don’t know anybody who’s really opposed to us’…
Who could possibly be opposed to the purposeful destruction of America? Like this:
During a speech today [11-04-22], Joe Biden bragged about the example of his visit to a Massachusetts coal-fired plant that was forced to close due to regulation. However, what Biden didn’t mention was the energy provider telling customers to expect a 64% increase in electricity rates effective November 1st.
BIDEN: …’I was just — and so we can accommodate that transition. I was in Massachusetts about a month ago on the site of the largest old coal plant in America. Guess what? It cost them too much money. They can’t count. No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it, even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of their existence of the plant. So it’s going to become a wind generation.
And all they’re doing is — it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money, and they’re using the same transmission line that transmitted the coal-fired electric on. We’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar.’
But that wasn’t what Joe said, and if he did say it, he didn’t mean it:
The President’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets it if anyone hearing these remarks took offense. The President was commenting on a fact of economics and technology: as it has been from its earliest days as an energy Jennifer Granholm, superpower, America is once again in the midst of an energy transition. Our goal as a nation is to combat climate change and increase our energy security by producing clean and efficient American energy. Under President Biden, oil and natural gas production has increased, and we are on track to hit the highest production in our country’s history next year. He is determined to make sure that this transition helps all Americans in all parts of the country, with more jobs and better opportunities; it’s a commitment he has advanced since Day One. No one will be left behind.
Well of course no one will be left behind, other than miners, everyone supporting or benefitting from that industry in any way, every American beaten down by inflation, anyone needing gasoline or heating or cooling fuels, anyone needing food and all of Biden’s political enemies. Here’s a bit more of what Joe didn’t say, or mean, or something:
For months, President Joe Biden and members of his cabinet have claimed that they are no obstacle to expanded oil and gas production in the United States. On June 21 Biden said, ‘This idea that they don’t have oil to drill and to bring up is simply not true. This piece of the Republicans talking about Biden shutting down fields is wrong.’ On June 22, Biden said, ‘I know my Republican friends claim, we’re not producing enough oil and I’m limiting oil production. Quite frankly, that’s nonsense.’
And on November 2, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tweeted, “Disinfo about @POTUS’ energy agenda is being used to scare/mislead Americans while industry cashes in. The facts are clear: This Admin outpaced the previous Admin on crude oil production + oil/gas well approvals while also making historic investments in a clean energy transition.”
But a little over two hours ago, at a rally for New York Governor Kathy Hochul, President Biden shouted, ‘No more drilling. There is no more drilling! I haven’t formed any new drilling.’
Yeah. Maybe Joe should tell that to the coders at Twitter who are no longer employed, and those that remain who are going to actually have to do work. The party of liberty:
Biden said, ‘But here’s the deal: Public safety is why John got into public service in the first place. Oz won’t do a thing about guns. But John Fetterman will veto — with your votes, John Fetterman will be in the Senate and be able to help me add one more thing — what I got done when I was a senator: ban assault weapons.’
Oh, I’m sure Fetterman will vote however his handlers direct him to vote. Like Joe, he just won’t have any memory of what he did, or of what he’s doing or saying. Fetterman may be a walking zombie, but this:
Pennsylvania voters reelected a Democratic state representative who died last month, the latest anomaly in a state that has been under the national political spotlight since voting to put Donald Trump in the White House in the 2016 race.
‘While we’re incredibly saddened by the loss of Representative Tony DeLuca, we are proud to see the voters to continue to show their confidence in him and his commitment to Democratic values by re-electing him posthumously. A special election will follow soon,’ Pennsylvania House Democrats said in a tweet.
PA D/S/Cs elected an 85 year-old dead guy. The D/S/C Party: the party of the future. I don’t…not…
‘I don’t think we’re going to not win — keeping the House,’ he [Biden] said. ‘So I’m optimistic. Really.’
As this is written, it appears it will be we do do not: Republicans are projected to win the House. 3035: the new 1984?
President Joe Biden mistakenly boasted on Friday that American auto companies would be ready to make all of their vehicles electric by the year ‘3035.’
Well sure, just as soon as we perfect cold fusion, and there’s a reactor in every house. Stupid and evil:
What the President said next, however, was particularly telling and chilling:
‘How do people know the truth? What do they — how do they make — make a distinction between fact and fiction? There’s so much — so much going on. And we’re in the middle of this.’
So listen to experts and your benevolent, loving government. Here’s some more expert advice:
Biden said, ‘I was in Massachusetts about a month ago on the site of the largest old coal plant in America. Guess what? It cost them too much money. No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it, even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of their existence of the plant. So it’s going to become a wind generation,’ Biden added. ‘We’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar.’
It looks like folks in that neck of the woods will be freezing this winter, and wind and solar won’t do a damned thing to keep them warm. More stupid:
‘Let me be clear, this is something the President has never said to me. Being cavalier about the coal jobs for men and women in West Virginia and across the country who literally put their lives on the line to help build and power this country is offensive and disgusting,’ Manchin said. ‘The President owes these incredible workers an immediate and public apology and it is time he learn a lesson that his words matter and have consequences.’
What’s particularly stupid about Joe Manchin’s comments is he betrayed his constituents siding with Biden, the D/S/Cs screwed him, and now he’s trying to act like he’s a man of the people. West Virginians are smarter than that. Maybe. The residents of D.C. absolutely aren’t smarter than that:
The D.C. Council is expected to take the first of two votes Tuesday on a massive rewrite of its criminal code. If passed, the bill would eliminate most mandatory minimum sentences, allow for jury trials in almost all misdemeanor cases and reduce the maximum penalties for offenses such as burglaries, carjackings and robberies.
Assume that there’ll be a lot more burglaries, carjackings and robberies.
Not to mention public urination.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Robert Contee III are pushing back hard on parts of the plan they don’t agree with, and say the council is rushing to beat an arbitrary deadline.
At a news conference Tuesday, the mayor said the concern is over the decriminalization of certain public nuisances, such as urinating in public or noise violations.
“Jury trials in almost all misdemeanor cases,” means most misdemeanor cases will never be charged, and the police will stop making arrests. Misdemeanor trials would overwhelm any court system, and defense lawyers would demand them. Won’t that make life exciting in D.C.?
Before the mid-terms the media was beginning to pile on Biden–actually report honestly on his lies and lunacy. Will they continue?
The White House on Wednesday deleted a Twitter post after it was fact-checked for making an inaccurate claim about the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that was recently announced.
‘Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership,’ the now-deleted White House Twitter post said.
However, the post failed to mention that the COLA adjustment was due to surging, decades-high inflation. COLA adjustments have been automatically done every year for decades due to federal law, and the adjustments are not contingent on any of the Biden administration’s policies.
Apparently actresses shaking their boobs at a camera–Graham’s are reportedly sufficiently lovely to cross party lines–is now a viable electoral strategy:
If you tax something more, you get more of it, and if you make far less profit, you have more money to produce more of it. Who knew?
On Thursday’s broadcast of CNBC’s ‘Closing Bell,’ Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm responded to a question on historical evidence from Europe and the U.S. that a windfall profits tax like the one floated by President Joe Biden would hurt production by stating that the ‘preference’ is that companies lower prices or increase production without a windfall profits tax being imposed and that if a tax is implemented it would be designed to encourage more production.
Host Sara Eisen asked, ‘I guess what I’m wondering, though, is the windfall tax the way to do that? Haven’t we seen evidence in Europe and in this country back in the ’80s that that actually discourages companies from investing in production and just makes the shortages worse and the prices higher?’
Granholm responded, ‘Well, number one, again, the President’s preference is that the companies take this on without having to have Congress intervene. But number two, it is true that our European colleagues, many of whom have — at least part of the G7 — have adopted [a] windfall profits tax, in the — earlier in this country’s history, in the past couple of decades, it was tried here as an excise tax. A windfall profits tax, obviously, would be crafted to encourage production and — if it were to happen. But obviously, the President would work with Congress on what the shape of that is. But the point is, we need, at this moment, when there [are] historic profits being made, to be able to provide some relief to those who are at the pump and/or increase more in production, which we have not seen to the extent that, certainly, those profits would belie.’
Truly, we’re ruled by the best and brightest. Yes, Fetterman won, with the help of idiots like this:
Friday on ABC’s ‘The View’ co-host Sara Haines asked Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D-PA) to declare his ‘post-stroke troubles are not cognitive’ and ‘would not hinder’ him as a senator.
Haines said, ‘Mr. Fetterman, I was happy you released an updated letter from your doctor, and it is clear your post-stroke troubles are not cognitive and would not hinder you as a senator. I’ll move on and treat you like a regular candidate.’
Here’s what PA voters are going to get—good and hard:
‘I’m sitting within a chair with you right now to have this conversation,’ he [Fetterman] told Costa, ‘and really just address the fact that I’m absolutely sit to serve.’
Of course he is, by contemporary US government standards. Like this:
Batteries are miracles! When they’re not exploding, that is:
‘The Center for Energy Workforce Development and Urban League are working with the IBW right now to train thousands of workers to build and maintain charging infrastructure for electric vehicles all across the country,’ Biden began.
‘You know the batteries that we have now,’ he continued, ‘they’re getting more and more sophisticated. You know, a lightning storm takes out all the electricity in the house. Guess what? You can plug your car into the house and make it light up!’
‘You think I’m joking?’ he said, grinning. ‘It’s a little simplistic but literally you can; literally you can.’
Oh yeah? Literally?
According to Car and Driver, vehicles that support ‘Intelligent Backup Power,’ such as the all-new electric Ford F-150, start at around $53,000. Ford is the first company to announce a vehicle with such a capability.
On top of that, customers will have to shell out another $5,000 to buy a Charge Station Pro and Home Integration System, which converts the DC current from the vehicle to AC current used in most homes. This alone is roughly what it costs to buy a decent diesel or propane generator.
The extended-range models come with the technology and charging station included, however they are $20,000 more expensive.
The most popular electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, has repeatedly warned customers against attempting to power their homes with the vehicle, which is possible using an inverter.
According to Electrek, in 2021 the company stated that meddling with the vehicle in this way would void the warranty and likely result in damage to the battery pack and powertrain system.
But other than that, “literally you can; literally you can.” Top stupid of the week:
‘The only people I ever heard here use the word inflation are journalists and economists. Right?’ Reid rhetorically asked. ‘So that is not part of the normal lexicon of the way people talk. So it’s interesting that Republicans are doing something they don’t normally do, right? Which is not use the common tongue, right? Not use just common English.’
‘Most people that’ve never used that word ever in their lives are using it now because they’ve been taught it, including on TV, including in newspapers, they’ve been taught this word and they sort of wrap this word around whatever it is that they really want to vote with,’ Reid said.
In Reid’s defense, “inflation” is three whole syllables. Remember how AZ candidate for Governor Katie Hobbs blamed Kari Lake for burglarizing her campaign headquarters? Yeah, about that:
OK, so it wasn’t Lake, then:
Good questions. I take it back. This is the top stupid of the week:
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., said during a late-October interview that his family would be ‘eating Chef Boyardee’ when gas prices went up during his childhood and added ‘that’s what families have to do’ if they find themselves in financial hardship.
‘Hudson Valley residents are feeling pain at the pump and at grocery stores, what have you done, and what do you plan to do to help solve our inflation problem?,’ Maloney was asked.
‘Yeah, well, I grew up in a family where, you know, if the gas price went up, the food budget went down,’ Rep. Maloney said. ‘So by this time of the week, we’d be eating Chef Boyardee if that budget wasn’t gonna change. So that’s what families have to do. Here’s what we should do,’ Maloney said before discussing actions that he says would lower inflation.
“Let them eat cheap, wretched canned pasta” didn’t work well for Marie Antoinette. So, what’s good for the Chef Boyardee company is good for America, then? Crime? There ain’t no crime!
Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul claims her GOP challenger Rep. Lee Zeldin is ‘hyperventilating’ over the crime problems in the state.
During a campaign stop Monday at the 72nd Street subway station in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Mrs. Hochul said Mr. Zeldin has been ‘trying to scare people for fun’ over the crime issue.
‘And New Yorkers are on to it,’ the governor said. ‘All the legitimate media organizations have called him out for what he is doing — fear-mongering,’ she said. ‘That’s not just here in New York. That has been the Republican playbook all across this country.’
Apparently New Yorkers need a lot more beatings, mutilations, rapes and murders before they disagree with Hochul. Election denier of the week:
Klain, by the way, is White House Chief of Staff and one of Biden’s handlers, if not his primary handler/POTUS. When Fetterman was announcing Barack Obama, a row of American flags behind him was blown to the ground:
Turns out that was more predictive, and ironic, than I imagined.
Too stupid to survive.