Judge Amy Berman Jackson releases a 1/6 defendant from pre-trial prison, where has been held since March, after he writes a letter promising that he has changed his political views and now hates Trump. The judge directs his father to keep Fox and MSNBC off in the house. Thread: https://t.co/ww4nSN7Dra
Los Angeles ports will fine cargo ships waiting to unload their goods in an attempt to relieve congestion that is as desperate as it is gobsmackingly stupid.
It’s a fine so pointless and wrong that, of course, Presidentish Joe Biden has chimed in with his support for it.
According to CNBC, the White House is "hopeful" that fines will "ease the intensifying logjam of cargo ships" waiting to unload at Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles. Together, the two account for 40% of the country’s seaborne imports.
Carriers will have to pay "$100 per day for each container lingering past a given timeline" starting on the first of the month. Containers moved by truck will have nine days before they’ll start paying, and containers moved by rail will have just three days.
To show you just how wrong that is, allow me to use a down-home example.
My sons, ages 15 and 11, like to play a familiar game. The older, bigger one will hold the younger, shorter one at arm’s length by his forehead. The shorter one will then try to hit the taller one — to no avail because his shorter arms just can’t get there.
Now imagine that the older boy fined the younger one $100 for each missed punch because that’s pretty much what Los Angeles ports are doing to carriers.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
10/28/2021 13:09 ||
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If this happens it will be an absolute disaster. In fact, I'd say it is designed to chase off the cargo ships.
Things I follow decided about a month ago they would go East Coast. What a Boss Call.
Texas and Louisiana will happily unload those ships now and in the future. Green tree sprouts don't run our ports. I'm fast approaching the idea that Texas should Tax California for existing. If it comes to a fight, I know which state wins.
Mexico is stupid for not having built a container port. So many jobs, so many grift and smuggling opportunities and the shipping companies would be happy to pay the breakage costs to get their ships unloaded and returning for another load.
[Trending Politics] On Tuesday night, NY Post columnist Miranda Devine sounded the alarm on the shady "business" of Hunter Biden’s paintings. During an appearance on Tucker Carlson, Devine revealed that some of Hunter’s paintings cost $100,000 MORE than signed pieces by Picasso. (Nothing weird about that, right?)
"In the end, I went across the road to another art gallery, very high end art gallery called the Martin Lawrence gallery. And they have beautiful paintings by Picasso and Marc Chagall and Roy Lichtenstein and so on, and they are cheaper. You can buy a signed Picasso for $400,000 which is cheaper than Hunter Biden’s $500,000 paintings," she said.
"So I think that the people who are paying insane prices for Hunter Biden paintings are not really doing it for the art," she concluded.
#2 Biden is easy 25th fodder, but I haven't seen anything yet that would justify dumping Harris. Yet. Besides, then you get Pelosi...
Posted by: Glenmore 2021-10-28 01:11
The way it is supposed to work (one can never tell for sure these days) is that if the Vice Presidency is vacant, the President nominates someone, and the Senate confirms. Pelosi is a factor only as long as there is no VP or approved nominee.
Where this gets old-Chinese-saying interesting is if somebody decides to get cute and not nominate a VP. As I've pointed out a couple times, although that makes Pelosi next in line, she doesn't want the job. SotH is arguably a more powerful and influential job than POTUS these days, at least at the domestic level, and if she became POTUS she'd lose her House seat and seniority - you can't hold two Federal-level elected offices at once, and there's no provision for giving her her House seat back after she's done.
As far as a 25A effort to get rid of Harris...the nice folks who made that story up really should read the 25th. No mention of anything even resembling the VP being 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office", and that's that. I absolutely see why they would want to get rid of her; she will be a literal drag on the Democratic ticket next year and a flat-out hazard in 2024. Historians will eventually say that Biden crippled himself the minute he locked his campaign into selecting Harris as VP, and we're already seeing the results of that.
Bottom Line: There's no provision for removing a VP simply because you don't like her, and suddenly deciding she's incapable of fulfilling her duties would be a stretch even for the MSM.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
10/28/2021 6:13 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.