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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Contact List of U.S. Officials and Google Execs Found on Hunter Biden's Laptop Raises Even More Questions
[Red State] Joe Biden has said repeatedly that he knew nothing about his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings and he claimed his son didn’t make money related to China. We’ve produced a lot of evidence over the last couple of years to show that those were just lies — that Joe had met with several of Hunter’s business associates and that Hunter made millions from his Chinese business associations. Joe even flew Hunter to China on Air Force Two in 2013 to make a deal with a Chinese associate, Jonathan Li, and Hunter introduced his father to Li while they were there. We even saw Tony Bobulinski say that Joe Biden — the "big guy" — was supposed to get a 10 percent from the company that Hunter was creating as a joint venture with the Chinese energy company, CEFC.

Now the New York Post has some more intriguing information from the depths of the Hunter Biden laptop.
Hunter Biden’s hard drive contained an enviable lineup of contacts for top US officials tasked with overseeing the US-China relationship, and at least 10 senior Google executives — raising new questions about the extent to which Joe Biden’s well-connected son could have leveraged his connections for personal profit, The Post has learned.

Many of the top-level government officials would have been in position to help Hunter Biden’s business aspirations in China during his father’s term as vice president from 2008 to 2016. Throughout that period, he infamously looked to capitalize from his family name and connections — often while his father conducted sensitive state business.

As for the Google braintrust, one former exec there told The Post that Hunter Biden sought the tech giant’s cash for Chinese ventures, and that several of the company’s bigwigs wound up working for the Obama-Biden administration during his father’s vice presidency.
Among the U.S. officials listed as contacts were John Kerry, who was Secretary of State; Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to China; Thomas Parker, a special advisor to the vice president for national security affairs; Sarah E. Kemp, who served as a commercial counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing; and Patrick Mulloy, former commissioner of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Most declined to comment or failed to respond. Bruce Quinn, the Director for Implementation at the US Trade Representative office of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan — was also on the list but he said he had no idea why. He said he used to give seminars and that perhaps Hunter attended one of them.

Go ahead, follow the money.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/03/2022 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Coal and Nuclear power plants to close per the... 'Green New China Deal.' Everyone must switch to expensive new EV's.

What are your questions ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/03/2022 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  If this were my garden I would have to eradicate, spray fungicides and remove diseased plants. This done to protect healthy plants.
Posted by: Dale || 07/03/2022 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  I think Biden knew about the activities at the time. Currently, you could convince him that he is a sugar plum fairy or Ming the Merciless.
Posted by: Super Hose || 07/03/2022 15:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Hmmm, I wonder if there will be any ramifications. I'm sure Durham wants to roll up his sleeves and tackle this matter. I'm quite confident that something will happen...THIS time. /sarc
Posted by: DooDahMan || 07/03/2022 17:37 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Pete Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in America's roads
[NPR] WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the program's limited dollars.

Under the Reconnecting Communities program, cities and states can now apply for the federal aid over five years to rectify harm caused by roadways that were built primarily through lower-income, Black communities after the 1950s creation of the interstate highway system.

New projects could include rapid bus transit lines to link disadvantaged neighborhoods to jobs; caps built on top of highways featuring green spaces, bike lanes and pedestrian walkways to allow for safe crossings over the roadways; repurposing former rail lines; and partial removal of highways.

Still, the grants, being made available under President Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure law, are considerably less than the $20 billion the Democratic president originally envisioned. Advocacy groups say the money isn't nearly enough to have a major impact on capital construction for more than 50 citizen-led efforts nationwide aimed at dismantling or redesigning highways — from Portland, Oregon, to New Orleans; St. Paul, Minnesota; Houston; Tampa, Florida; and Syracuse, New York.

Meanwhile, some Republicans, including possible 2024 presidential contender Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, have derided the effort as the "woke-ification" of federal policy, suggesting political crosswinds ahead in an election season.

"Transportation can connect us to jobs, services and loved ones, but we've also seen countless cases around the country where a piece of infrastructure cuts off a neighborhood or a community because of how it was built," said Buttigieg, who was announcing the pilot program later Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama. He described Reconnecting Communities as a broad department "principle" — not just a program — to address the issue with many efforts underway.

"This is a forward-looking vision," Buttigieg said. "Our focus isn't about assigning blame. It isn't about getting caught up in guilt. It's about fixing a problem. It's about mending what has been broken, especially when the damage was done with taxpayer dollars."

The Transportation Department has aimed to help communities that feel racially harmed by highway expansions, with the Federal Highway Administration last year taking a rare step to pause a proposed $9 billion widening project in Houston, partly over civil rights concerns. That move likely spurred action in other places such as Austin, Texas, where environmental and racial justice groups recently filed a lawsuit to force the Texas transportation agency to better lay out the impacts of a proposed highway expansion there.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/03/2022 14:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Equity being more important than fixing the damn potholes, huh Pete?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/03/2022 14:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Any updates on the baby formula manufacturing and logistics challenge Pete ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/03/2022 15:02 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Mixed feelings here.

Without question, this happened. I'm familiar myself with Cleveland and Akron, both of which erased good-sized minority neighborhoods in order to lay down their respective Innerbelts. Akron in particular, there was no two ways about it - the roads could have been built better and cheaper, but they would have gone through white middle-class neighborhoods. (You can also make a case that they didn't need the Innerbelt at all, but that's another argument.)

On the other hand....what can be done about it now? Akron is tearing down part of their Innerbelt, with an aim to making it public land, but they will likely never get enough use out of it to justify the expense. It will make some people feel better, true, but the people who lost their homes and their livelihoods passed long, long ago and are beyond comfort.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/03/2022 15:06 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 - or Monkeypox?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/03/2022 15:50 Comments || Top||

#5  But the roads are already black.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/03/2022 18:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Buttigieg is only executing what Congress authorized.

Furthermore, after a year or two, Congress could simply 'take over' the program and earmark projects. It has happened before.

Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/03/2022 18:46 Comments || Top||

#7  It's a Black vote purchase. Any $ will be pushed down to reparations and working groups, buying votes
Posted by: Frank G || 07/03/2022 19:17 Comments || Top||

#8  per the statute, eligible recipients must be State, county, municipality, indian tribal govt

it is also an 80% federal share program so the non federal share must come from somewhere

a soft match is allow, e.g., donated labor, so this is squishy but even here the OMB requirements for record keeping, etc. tend to discourage use of soft match (or at least they did during all Administrations before Biden)
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/03/2022 21:58 Comments || Top||


Anthem-Kneeler Megan Rapinoe to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
[Breitbart] Megan Rapinoe, anthem kneeler and outspoken advocate of almost every left-wing cause, is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Joe Biden.

The announcement came Friday that Rapinoe, a captain on the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), and 16 others had been selected to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor.

While the USWNT has reigned as one of the top women’s teams in the world during Rapinoe’s time on the roster, the decision to award her with such an honor most likely stems from Rapinoe’s relentless advocacy of liberal causes. Most recently, the USWNT vet made waves by blasting men for remaining "silent" after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"You’ve been silent to us, as a whole," she said, "Stand up, say something. This is your wife, this is your sister, this is your friend, this is your girlfriend, this is the mother of your children. This is all of us. And you are allowing a violent and consistent onslaught on the autonomy of women’s bodies, on women’s rights, on women’s minds, on our hearts, on our souls."

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/03/2022 07:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Subway had to pull their ads due to her unpopularity
Posted by: Frank G || 07/03/2022 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  WEll, she's about as popular as the idiot giving it to her.
Posted by: Chris || 07/03/2022 9:21 Comments || Top||

#3  If the dem base is shrinking so much that this sort of pandering is even necessary, well, press on...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/03/2022 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  I believe the main requirement for these women is a large mouth. I see no other redeeming quality.
Posted by: Dale || 07/03/2022 11:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Tats. Mannish face, sour personality. IQ of the shadow at the bottom of a fence post hole...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/03/2022 11:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Biden cheapens, embarrasses and disgraces every aspect of the office he occupies. This mutt is a perfect representative of their base.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/03/2022 12:38 Comments || Top||

#7  ^^^ Yes. The trivialization of just about everything is not a good thing.
Posted by: Tom || 07/03/2022 13:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Why? I mean, just, why? Is he deliberately trying to thumb his nose at a huge part of the country? What possible rational motivation can there be for this?
Posted by: Tom || 07/03/2022 13:28 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ Yes, a certain amount of it is purposeful grinding it in the normies' faces. And lots of normies just accept it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/03/2022 13:32 Comments || Top||

#10  The Dems have made it as prestigious as a Nobel Peace Prize. Trump should create a new prize and name it after Clarence Thomas.
Posted by: Super Hose || 07/03/2022 15:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Feels like an attempt to cancel out the award Trump gave Limbaugh
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/03/2022 16:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Subway had to pull their ads due to her unpopularity

That's the same subway which had a successful campaign which featured handpuppets which looked like road-kill right?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/03/2022 16:53 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ I think you've got Quiznos in mind, CF. Yeah that was whack
Posted by: Frank G || 07/03/2022 17:12 Comments || Top||

#14  Biden killed another formerly highly acclaimed award. Now it ain't worth sh*T.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/03/2022 20:12 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Another 'Cassidy Blasey Ford' Claim Appears Headed to the January 6 Committee Dumpster
[PJ] The January 6 Committee appears to have stepped in another political cow pattie.

The committee announced a stop-the-presses, Category-5, DEFCON-level-1 emergency hearing which would feature a witness with such explosive evidence, it would destroy, annihilate, utterly eradicate, and really, really hurt Donald Trump in a way that tales of peeing hookers at the Moscow Ritz Carlton could only hope to do.

Enter Cassidy Blasey Ford.

Her real name, of course, is Cassidy Hutchinson, which, come to think of it, may be among the few accurate words she uttered when she took the oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. In the words of her attorneys, "she believes that it was her duty and responsibility to provide the committee with her truthful and candid observations of the events surrounding January 6."

Speaking of "duty and responsibility," considering that the committee deposed and questioned the former White House aide multiple times, one might think it would have, oh, I dunno, vetted the tripe before serving up a flaming hot pot of Menudo.

The previously unscheduled, emergency! televised hearing starring the brave 25-year-old former aide to former Donald Trump chief-of-staff Mark Meadows was caught in so many, ah, inconsistencies in her story that one could only conclude the committee wanted the inconsistencies to become the official record of what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/03/2022 06:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
The Left Screams Madly Into the Night With Their Latest Effort to Get Clarence Thomas
[RS] The Left’s latest move to get Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is way up there on the crazy meter.

Previously, students at George Washington University tried to get Thomas canned from teaching there. The University told the students to take a hike instead of folding like cheap suits.

Now there’s a new effort, and trust me, it’s even sillier.

The Hill wrote a story claiming that more than 700,000 people signed a petition calling for the impeachment of Thomas after he helped to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/03/2022 08:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If it wasn't so sad and annoying, it'd be laughable how downright racist and anti-Semitic leftists are. They really are some of the most vile people I've met. They are the embodiment of everything they claim the right is.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/03/2022 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Freudian projection with a severe case of lack of true introspection. They believe everyone else believes what they do, thus assuage their inner demons.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/03/2022 9:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Narcissistic, psychopathic, and Sociopath; OH, I am confused.
Posted by: Dale || 07/03/2022 11:25 Comments || Top||


Gujranwala-born Khizr Moazzam Khan to get top US civil award
[Dawn] Khizr Moazzam Khan, a Gold Star father who rose to fame in 2016 for challenging Trump’s knowledge of the US Constitution,
...more accurately, he gave a barn-burner speech at the 2016 Democratic national convention full of demonstrable lies about Donald Trump, and in the years that followed told more lies. But because his son, Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in 2004 by a VBIED while serving honourably in Iraq, and because he stood squarely against Mr. Trump and the Republicans, he’s been lauded ever since anyway...
will receive America’s highest civil award — the Presidential Medal of Freedom — from President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. The very model of probity, except maybe for abandoning Afghanistan...
on July 7.

The founder of the Consti­tu­tion Literacy and National Unity Center is among the 17 individuals from across the US who will receive the award this year.

The term ’Gold Star parents’ is used for individuals whose children die fighting for America. Mr Khan and Ghazala Khan are the parents of US Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed during the Iraq war in 2004.

"The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the US, world peace, or other significant societal, public, or private endeavors," the White House announced on Friday.

"Khizr Khan is a prominent advocate for the rule of law and religious freedom and served on the US Commission on International Religious Free­dom under President Joe Biden
...... 46th president of the U.S. I'm not working for you. Don't be such a horse's ass. Don't say he didn't warn us......
," the statement added.

Mr Khan, who was born in Gujranwala and migrated to the US in 1980, is the first Pak American to receive this award.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/03/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists



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