[Revolver News via Rantingly] On February 3, 2021, in the wake of the "deadly events" of 1/6, Biden’s new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a 60-day stand-down and total purge of the U.S. military’s rampant, undefined "extremism" problem. Though the details of this purge were always kept vague and framed in apolitical terms, it was immediately obvious the target would be MAGA — with the buzzword "extremism" tagged onto various proxies for Trump supporters, conservatives, and opponents of globalism of all stripes.
We now know the hatchet man the Pentagon has selected to carry out this MAGA purge of the American defense forces, and the entire operation is worse than you could have ever imagined.
The Biden administration has just put the equivalent of Ibram X. Kendi in charge of vetting the entire U.S. military.
This hatchet man’s name is Bishop Garrison, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Diversity and Inclusion:
Bishop Garrison says that being a Trump supporter makes you a racist, misogynist, extremist.
...I think we word we're looking for here is 'politruk'.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
05/06/2021 10:52 Comments ||
This means they knew that if it comes to a bitter domestic struggle against the Democrat putsch, there are individuals in the military who will ditch their loyalties to immediate command. The Capitol Hill action probably gave them a shock, but it's the trained people, soldiers and vets they fear as nationalists. They need to close those 'gaps' fastest. What the other traitor was talking about in his ridiculous crossword play.
Wait for it. All those so-called "minors" coming across the border will be offered either citizenship or permanent residence in return for military service. They won't know any better. They will do as they are told.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
05/06/2021 13:46 Comments ||
This is about control and eliminating potential resistance to a corrupt and illegitimate regime.
Normally the first thing you do when you seize power. Having just thrown *their* rascals out and installed your own, you better make sure no one does the same to you, so you round up any loose guns, stand a few (dissidents|kulaks|deplorables) up against the wall, and tie up any loose ends/contenders for the throne before you get down to grifting your new People's Republic.
This is exactly the opposite of what America's founders did. The Constitution lays out what the government can and cannot do, along with a list of inalienable rights of Americans. That makes the American Revolution unique in the history of tossing out rascals.
[Fox] President Biden told a heartfelt story last week about an Amtrak conductor congratulating him for riding more than 1.5 million miles — but the details of the story don't seem to add up.
"When I became vice president, one of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I had taken more than 7,000 round trips on Amtrak over my career. I think that's an exaggeration. I'm going to rely on those two conductors ... one of them was a guy named Angelo Negri," Biden said Friday at an event marking Amtrak's 50th anniversary.
"There was an article, I guess my fourth or fifth year as vice president, saying Biden travels 1,300,000 miles on Air Force One [Two]. I used to — the Secret Service didn't like it — but I used to like to take the train home. My mom was sick and I used to try to come home almost every weekend as vice president to see her. I got on the train and Angelo Negri came up and he goes, ’Joey, baby,’ and he grabbed my cheek like he always did. I thought he was going to get shot. I'm serious. I said, 'No, no, he's a friend.'
"He said, 'Joey, what's the big deal? 1,300,000 miles on Air Force Two? Do you know how many miles you traveled on Amtrak?' I said, 'No, Angie, I don't know.' He gave me the calculation and he said you traveled 1,500,000 miles on Amtrak. The fact is, I'd probably take Angie's word before I'd take the word of what the article said."
Biden's comments have flown under the media radar so far. However, a few elements of the story seemed out of place. Biden entered the fourth year of his term as vice president around 2013, and Negri's obituary states he retired from Amtrak in 1993, while Biden was still a senator. Meanwhile, Biden's mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, died in 2010.
Additionally, Biden's office celebrated him hitting 1 million miles on Air Force Two in 2015.
"A few months ago, Vice President Joe Biden crossed the million-mile mark aboard Air Force Two — the official plane of the Vice President. ... I wanted to give you a sense of what those more-than 1 million miles have looked like these past seven years," Biden's vice presidential photographer David Lienemann wrote in a blog post in February 2016.
Biden's remarks are in the White House transcript of the event nearly word-for-word. But the administration made headlines in March for quietly correcting a gaffe Biden made during a news conference in which he appeared to mix up the names of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and the controversial former head of Pakistan's military.
"And General Austin is — just met with Kayani and I’m waiting for the briefing on that," Biden said Thursday.
This what I mean when I say these people are reptiles. It bothers most people when they have to lie. But the sociopath does it easily with no sweat or increased heart rate. They have the morals of a reptile, which is to say no morals at all. The only consideration is what the reptile wants, be it food, sex, money or power.
When I heard about Biden's plagiarism during his 1988 presidential bid, that was all I needed to know. If he'd give somebody else's speech as if it was his own, he'd lie about anything.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
05/06/2021 14:15 Comments ||
[BREITBART] Executives with the U.S. Steel Corp. announced days ago that they are canceling a $1.5 billion project in western Pennsylvania that was set to bring thousands of middle-class union jobs to the region, a move that many are now blaming on Democrats and environmental groups.
On April 30, U.S. Steel President David Burritt announced that a $1.5 billion project to majorly improve its Mon Valley Works operation with state-of-the-art steel casting, rolling technology, and a cogeneration plant is being canceled.
The project’s cancelation means that about 1,000 union construction jobs will be lost for the region. Likely thousands more U.S. jobs in supporting industries will be lost as a result.
Also, U.S. Steel is idling Batties 1, 2, and 3 at its Clairton Plant by 2023, which accounts for about 17 percent of coke production. The decision is intended to improve "environmental performance." That decision, U.S. Steel executives said, is unlikely to lead to layoffs for its 130 full-time employees at Batties 1, 2, and 3.
The cancelation of the Mon Valley Works investment came after U.S. Steel’s permitting process with the Allegheny County Health Department was delayed due to the Chinese coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... crisis.
Burritt mentioned in his announcement:
We commissioned the manufacturing of the equipment and began site preparations. However, women are made to be loved, not understood... with over $170 million invested and equipment being stored in Pittsburgh-area warehouses, we’re still only at the beginning stages of project execution. By contrast, during this same time period, a competing steel manufacturer in another state announced a new steel mill and will be ready to make steel this year.
A lot has changed in those two years. At the onset of the pandemic, U. S. Steel agreed with the need for the County Health Department to temporarily delay its permitting process for the Mon Valley Works, but this delay allowed for a consequential window of time during which we expanded our understanding of steelmaking’s future in a rapidly decarbonizing world. The world is changing rapidly and we’re on the ten-yard line with 90 yards ahead of us.
Republicans and others in Pennsylvania are now placing blame on Democrats and their allies in the environmental lobby for creating a hostile business environment that helped kill off the job-creating project.
State Sen. Kim Ward (R-PA) wrote in a series of posts that Allegheny County officials had kowtowed "to the extreme environmental groups without actually looking at the facts or consider the fall out."
"What happened today is the result of local government leaders letting radical environmental groups like PennFuture, GASP and Breathe PA, funded in part by elitist Pittsburgh Foundations, bully them into abandoning blue collar workers," Ward wrote.
Penn Dems no longer fear the state's electorate - as there is none. There is still an electorate in PA, but it's created, controlled and operated by "Penn Dems", with no need for input from any actual voters. This virtual electorate is fair & square, backed by state and federal courts.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 ||
05/06/2021 15:19 Comments ||
[USNEWS] The Treasury Department says it will employ measures to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt this summer, but officials say those measures could be exhausted “much more quickly” than normal given the unusual circumstances of the global pandemic.
It cracked me up and then struck me with the enormity of how lost in space Bidet is when today, he actually said that he was "not a deficeit spender"!
No sense the holders of the patents try to sue. The courts will just say they lack standing to do so.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
05/06/2021 7:54 Comments ||
waiver for vaccine intellectual property
Vaccines first. Then the rest of the oppressive capitalist organs, their copyrights and patents. Dear CEOs, you can not work with the Marxists without losing what you have. Old time liberals found that out when they 'worked' with the radical left wing they allowed in their party. Now there is no liberal party. The remaining souls choose to be RINOs to have a seat at the table.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Heading into the May 18 primary that will likely decide Philadelphia’s municipal elections, George Soros ...either Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Auric Goldfinger come true... -backed District Attorney Larry Krasner is facing voters who are deeply concerned about soaring crime and homicide rates, a new poll finds.
About time they figured it out.
The poll of likely Democratic voters in the overwhelmingly Democratic city found nearly half — 48% — named public safety and the homicide rate as an unprompted answer to Philadelphia’s most pressing concern.
"That’s a really big deal," said Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research, which conducted the survey. "We’re talking about a race for DA, and one-in-two voters say crime is the biggest problem in an unprompted answer? Obviously, they’re not happy with the incumbent."
The share of voters citing crime as their top concern also jumped 22 percentage points since the question was asked in December, according to the poll, which was commissioned by the anti-Krasner group Protect Our Police PAC.
Only a quarter were concerned about crime last December, after Antifa and BLM ran amok all summer? What changed since then to nearly double the number?
The poll also found Mr. Krasner’s support to be lukewarm among Philadelphia’s Black voters who account for a disproportionately high number of victims of violent mostly peaceful crime. A 52% majority of residents in Black neighborhoods listed crime as the communities’ biggest problem.
"Consequently, it is these hard-hit areas of Philadelphia where support for Vega’s message of looking out for crime victims is strongest," Mr. Lee said, referring to candidate Carlos Vega.
Roughly 20% of Philadelphia voters remain undecided, the poll found, leaving the race too close to call.
Mr. Krasner, 59, came to office as one of the so-called "Soros DAs," top prosecutors whose campaigns were loaded up with cash from PACs funded by the billionaire liberal activist. Vowing to rectify what they label a systemically racist criminal justice system, they eschew cash bail, prosecuting a litany of crimes and capital punishment.
Running with no prior prosecutorial experience in 2017, Mr. Krasner received more than $1.7 million — a record sum for a district attorney’s race in Philadelphia — from one of the myriad "Safety and Justice" PACs funded by Mr. Soros to elect prosecutors with a far-left agenda.
Their efforts also helped elect prosecutors in St. Louis, reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown ...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel... , Los Angeles and other big cities.
[POWERLINEBLOG] As expected, Rep. Charlie Crist ...the politically androgynous former governor of Florida... announced today that he will run for governor of Florida. Crist, a former Republican, is one of the biggest charlatans in American politics, in my view.
Crist will have company in the quest for the Democratic nomination. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat to recently win statewide in Florida, and Rep. Val Demings, a House impeachment manager, are considered likely to join him.
The Democratic nominee will have plenty of resources with which to take on the Republican incumbent, Ron DeSantis. Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison, whom Lindsey Graham ...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems... defeated last year in spite of Harrison’s huge war chest, has said so. With Ron DeSantis being discussed as one of the front-runners on the Republican side for 2024, we can expect liberals from blue states to invest large amounts of money and human capital in the effort to defeat him.
It isn’t obvious, however, what lines of attack will work against the popular and successful DeSantis. Crist accused DeSantis of being "mean and cruel to children" by banning transgender athletes in women’s and girls sports. If this issue has resonance, it resonates in favor of DeSantis, I think.
Democrats will be hard pressed to attack DeSantis for his response to the Wuhan coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... . Although his response was uncertain at first (understandably so, given all the uncertainty about the virus), Florida, despite its large proportion of elderly residents, has had fewer deaths per capita than the U.S. as a whole (the warm weather may have helped). And DeSantis imposed fewer restrictions on economic and other activity than did the vast majority of governors.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana have sued the Biden administration over a mandate in the American Rescue Plan that they say prevents states from cutting taxes.
The states, led by Texas, argue the federal government is violating the constitution by prohibiting states that receive federal COVID-19 aid from using the money to "directly or indirectly" offset tax revenue reduction.
"This is yet another attempt by the federal government to unlawfully exert control over how sovereign states operate," said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. "While hiding behind a deceptively friendly name, the Act effectively removes Texas’ ability to lower taxes while granting Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen power to take back federal aid funds if they disagree with state tax policies."
power to take back federal aid funds if they disagree with state tax policies."
They have been able to use similar logic to force states to raise the drinking age, as well as all sorts of rules on higher education institutions who receive any kind of Federal funds - which only leaves out Hillsdale and a couple of others.
Typical Leftist rant coming routinely out of the UK. The principal ideological contribution to this article, describing a routine construction [planned before the pandemic, put on hold indefinitely], is a Derek O'Brien. Mr O'Brien is a leader of the government in a Left run state that has murdered over 250 citizens over just voting right or campaigning for Modi. These are people who smuggle in bangladeshi jihadis into India to maintain their vote base. [Guess where they learn this from]
And such boo hoo hoo over the expenditure on some renovation the taxpayer has already voted on [a new parliament was needed because the old one's security was compromised and it was crumbling].
Whining about care and aid to India's poor, by a British writer? The bloody cheek.
^No, it's David Jones, chief foreign affairs writer for Dailymail. O'Brien is the pol in Bengal, a commie of opportunity.
Wren, you know that Modi is a useless furball, right? Wait for the murders in Nandigram. The political class has its own rhythm in India. They arrive in power with a view to let the other side have the throne in about ten or so years. It is an understanding between them. It is all one party, one culture of thuggery, as far as the citizen should be concerned. Modi enjoyed himself thoroughly, now his time is almost up.
The political class has its own rhythm in India. They arrive in power with a view to let the other side have the throne in about ten or so years. It is an understanding between them. It is all one party, one culture of thuggery, as far as the citizen should be concerned.
Gosh, that sounds a lot like another country with which I am quite familiar.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
05/06/2021 14:28 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.