Dateline: June 19, 2022 The Barren Landscape of Biden’s Brain
Joe Biden’s America is a scary place: food shortages, sky-rocketing prices, energy dependence on countries unfriendly to us, a crime tsunami washing over our southern border, weakness on the international stage that encourages invasions like that of Ukraine and probably Taiwan, threats of prosecution of those who speak out against his policies.
Yawning Government overreach with its raging incompetence has weakened our Country. Biden and his administration have infected us all with an outbreak of DOPE, their Drunk On Power Epidemic.
Our circumstances conjure up the image of Hansel and Gretel in the Brothers Grimm fairytale first published in 1812. Their parents tried, and eventually succeeded, in abandoning the children in the forest in order reduce the number of mouths to feed. Lost, the kids were lured into a huge sugar trap by an evil witch. Fortunately for them, they killed the witch, stole her treasure and returned home to live happily ever after.
Biden is trying to lose people deep in his woke forest, silencing the mouths that speak against him. The sugar trap he offers is socialism run by an old witch of a bureaucracy that would devour our culture. Not a perfect analogy but a real bummer just the same.
We can end our fairly grim tale by kicking the old witch into the oven and taking back our treasured Country. Inside the voting booth is one place Biden can’t reach.
Joe Biden is being excoriated from all sides for his cut-and-run abandonment of Americans, Afghanis and allies alike in Afghanistan. He ordered the surrender of a state-of-the-art military base and its munitions, vehicles and aircraft in favor of protecting a third world airport.
While the British, French, Germans and Indians send troops into Kabul to rescue their people, Biden has restricted our troops to the airport. Our people are on their own in crossing hostile Taliban lines to reach our troops on the tarmac.
The damage Biden has done to America’s standing in the international community may be irreparable. He has been denounced by more than a bipartisan chorus in our Country. Members of the British Parliament have heaped scorn on our President for his cowardice. NATO has castigated him. The trust in America’s commitment to its obligations is gone.
In response, Biden has sputtered out a series of contradictory excuses for his dereliction of duty all of which are demonstrably false.
So, what is the truth? What has motivated Biden’s unforgivable ineptitude in ceding Afghanistan and everyone within it, to the whims of the Taliban?
He revealed his thinking in the August 18 interview with George Stephanopoulos. Although his thoughts were uttered in the context of the treatment of women, they apply to all aspects of his dealing with the Taliban:
“The idea that we’re able to deal with the rights of women around the world by military force is not rational… The way to deal with that is putting economic, diplomatic, and national pre– international pressure on them to change their behavior.”
Biden stands to the left of even the French in his delusional belief that international influence will make the Taliban behave. As far as bribery goes, the murderous, barbaric horde is flush with billions of dollars in arms, vehicles and aircraft Biden has already relinquished to them.
If one American civilian is killed, Biden’s head will roll off the political landscape onto history’s dung heap.
According to the 1883 fable, Pinocchio was created by Geppetto, a wood carver in a Tuscan village. The little wooden puppet’s nose grew with every lie he told.
Logicians and philosophers wax lengthy about Pinocchio’s Paradox in the puppet’s statement, “My nose grows now”. But this article is not about logical paradoxes. It’s about political fibs and the use of the puppet’s magical nose to benefit from them.
The Democrats have apparently borrowed Pinocchio’s growing nose to bridge the wide gap between the desolation of their imagined landscape and core American values. The hope is that alluring lies will grow the nose-way and entice Americans to travel over it to the Dem side.
Open borders, cancel culture, the death of energy independence, governing through international consensus, historically high deficit spending, soaring taxes, increasing regulation, etc., will change America fundamentally. On the merits, it’s a tough sell.
Enter the nose. When value isn’t on your side, lie. Big. In fact, big, bold lies are more likely to be believed because it’s too risky to tell them. As the lies grow, the nose grows closer and closer.
According to the Dem drumbeat, our basic values are bad, hence the need for systemic change. Real dangers of the day are blamed on specific people or groups of people, If you’re disgruntled about the goings on at the Southern Border – a fentanyl flood, human trafficking, terrorist invasions – blame Trump. If you disagree with last year’s defunding of the police in Dem-controlled cities, blame the GOP.
A favorite fantasy culprit is climate change, which is responsible for everything from crypto market woes to a single building collapse.
Pinocchio’s bridge doesn’t yet reach all the way from desolation to core values. So, we can look forward to the continuing spin until the bridge is complete and we’re dizzy enough to cross over.
Or, we can throw the bums out and let Pinocchio’s nose shrink back to its normal size.
This is the first in a series of recurring articles that showcase the most idiotic political missteps of the past week. Sometimes, like this week, there’s a surprise ending.
Here are, in no particular order, the three boo-boos that top this week’s list.
Biden’s push to violate intellectual property laws by giving poorer countries the COVID-19 vaccine formulas developed by US drug manufacturers. He sells it as a grand humanitarian gesture to save lives. Besides, everyone hates Big Pharma for profiting from the pain, suffering and slow deaths of millions.
The immediate problem is that those countries have no manufacturing facilities or know-how to develop the vaccines. They might in a decade or so. How about just sticking with shipping them the vaccines?
The Kalama Harris claim that giving $310 million to Central American countries to address climate change issues will halt the migrant influx at our Southern Border.
The trouble is she undercuts her own argument by admitting that these governments are corrupt and that the corruption will frustrate her efforts.
Biden’s maskquerading. Claiming it’s his “patriotic responsibility”, Biden wears his COVID mask outside even though he’s been vaccinated. He also claims that masks should be worn inside even by the vaccinated. Of course, when he visited Jimmy Carter in the latter’s home this week, he cozied up to the 96 year-old without a mask. As soon as he stepped outside, the mask was back on.
Hypocrisy aside, his message is clear: don’t bother to get vaccinated because you’ll be wearing your mask anyway. Maybe surgical attachment will become an option.
The biggest loser: surprise, it’s the McConnell/McCarthy led Congressional Republicans. O.k., they weren’t on the list. But, they are, persistently, the worst of the political bunch. They don’t even pretend to have a plan to counter any of Biden’s disastrous policies. Apparently, they believe they won’t have to win because the Democrats will lose. They should take a page from the 1994 “Contract With America”. The Republicans published it before the mid-terms and won handily.
Let’s make one thing clear right at the top. Convicted murderer Derek Chauvin is a dirtbag. The judge is sure to max him out at sentencing. Given his age and what’s about to hit him, Chauvin should die in prison. Good riddance.
But, criminal trials are about more than guilt or innocence. They are also about the fairness of the process. For example, because juries are susceptible to outside influences, our justice system has safeguards designed to ensure that those factors do not sway the verdict.
In Chauvin’s case, the judge put a herculean burden on the jury’s shoulders to overcome extraneous threats in order to arrive at a fair verdict. But, juries aren’t supposed to be left to their own devices in reaching just results.
Given the negative pretrial publicity and the rioting, Chauvin’s attorney filed a motion to change venue. The judge denied it claiming that the publicity was so broad it could be seen from the moon. So, if the process was unfair in Minneapolis, it had to be unfair everywhere in the State.
The judge also refused to sequester the jury until closing arguments began. Sequestration is used to insulate the jury from the influence of negative publicity and other outside forces. The judge denied the motion because of the ‘hardship’ that sequestration can cause to jurors.
The judge’s rulings created an issue of jury tampering, which, if found, would overturn the verdict. Specifically, jury intimidation is a form of tampering. The rioting, and threats to do worse, were indisputable attempts to coerce a guilty verdict from a jury that could tune in every night.
But, proving that the jury was, in fact, intimidated can be a difficult row to hoe. In his case, Chauvin should see ice caps in Hell before his verdict is reversed.
The point is jury intimidation is anathema to our system of justice. It won’t always be Derek Chauvin on trial.
Most everybody knows that a trojan horse hides something bad inside its innocent-looking exterior. As history records, a huge wooden horse was used by the Greeks to enter the City of Troy and defeat their enemies. Today, a lot of people believe that the Biden administration is a trojan horse for the left wing of the Democrat Party.
Actually, Biden himself is a trojan horse, the Trudgin’ Trojan, as he stumbles down a short path to the early end of his term. It’s not merely that leftist policies have replaced his moderate campaign promises. It’s that Biden is a cover for Kamala Harris as she ascends to the Presidency sans any votes.
Sound crazy? Add up the following and check the sum: Biden, on more than one occasion, has referred to her as “President Harris”; she has referred to herself as the President; he renamed his administration the Biden-Harris administration and the President’s residence is now the Biden-Harris White House; she represents the US in critical negotiations with Mexico, et al, in attempting to get them to stanch the migrant flow; Biden’s stated reason for her appointment is to let everyone know who’s in charge.
Couple all that with the fact that Old Joe is fading faster than the bloom on a plucked rose. Compare his halting, stumbling performance last week at his first press conference with his animated appearances during the 2020 Dem debates. Now days, when he stammers himself into a corner, he squeezes both of his eyes shut trying to do a brain reset. It usually fails and he simply gives up on the topic. Pretty soon, he’ll just give up.
To get elected, the Trudgin’ Trojan traded more than his advertised policies for a steaming bowl of Progressive support. He settled for an abbreviated term in the bargain. Look for Harris to assume the throne well before the fall of 2024.