America reacts to the lawless Biden

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Biden’s approval rating falls lower than the lowest-rated governor as it dips to below 30% in 17 states

The Daily Wire reports on how Biden’s approval ratings have fallen in a number of states.

Democrat President Joe Biden’s approval rating is so low that he now has a lower approval rating than every governor in the U.S., and his approval rating has dipped to as low as 18% in one state.

According to a recent Morning Consult poll, five of the six least popular governors in the U.S. are Democrats, with Oregon Democrat Governor Kate Brown having the lowest approval rating of 43%.

A recent poll from Civiqs, an online polling and analytics company, found that Biden’s approval rating is 37%, with his lowest marks coming in from West Virginia.

The full results were [below 30% in bold]:

  • Alabama: 25-67
  • Alaska: 33-59
  • Arizona: 37-55
  • Arkansas: 25-68
  • California: 46-42
  • Colorado: 39-52
  • Connecticut: 41-48
  • Delaware: 39-51
  • Florida: 38-55
  • Georgia: 31-59
  • Hawaii: 51-38
  • Idaho: 26-68
  • Illinois: 42-47
  • Indiana: 28-64
  • Iowa: 33-59
  • Kansas: 29-63
  • Kentucky: 24-69
  • Louisiana: 28-63
  • Maine: 43-49
  • Maryland: 48-41
  • Massachusetts: 48-40
  • Michigan: 38-53
  • Minnesota: 40-50
  • Mississippi: 30-62
  • Missouri: 29-63
  • Montana: 33-59
  • Nebraska: 27-64
  • Nevada: 37-55
  • New Hampshire: 44-48
  • New Jersey: 45-44
  • New Mexico: 38-53
  • New York: 44-45
  • North Carolina: 37-56
  • North Dakota: 23-71
  • Ohio: 30-61
  • Oklahoma: 22-71
  • Oregon: 42-48
  • Pennsylvania: 38-54
  • Rhode Island: 44-45
  • South Carolina: 29-62
  • South Dakota: 27-66
  • Tennessee: 25-67
  • Texas: 30-61
  • Utah: 28-62
  • Vermont: 55-36
  • Virginia: 38-53
  • Washington St.: 44-46
  • West Virginia: 18-77
  • Wisconsin: 39-52
  • Wyoming: 23-72

(Read about two additional polls and quotes from those polls at the Daily Wire)

One interesting thing is the Texas poll results

I find it interesting that Texas did not poll Biden under 30% (as did a number of other conservative states).

Although I don’t doubt the results of the poll, I wonder if the following might have affected the outcomes:

  • I have heard reports on the radio suggesting that Texas households make more use of caller id than households in other states. I know that I use caller id to avoid unknown and unwanted calls. If this is the case, Texans might avoid calls from pollsters. However, I cannot prove the state-wide use of caller id.
  • I suspect that, with Bidenflation, more people are taking multiple jobs. Therefore, people may not be available for polling.

The Biden vaccine rule for health workers gets blocked in 10 states

The Times Union reports some good news for healthcare workers across 10 states and bad news for Dementia Joe.

A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement.

The court order said that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact the vaccine mandate for providers participating in the two government health care programs for the elderly, disabled and poor.

The preliminary injunction by St. Louis-based U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp applies to a coalition of suing states that includes Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. All those states have either a Republican attorney general or governor. Similar lawsuits also are pending in other states.

The federal rule requires COVID-19 vaccinations for more than 17 million workers nationwide in about 76,000 health care facilities and home health care providers that get funding from the government health programs. Workers are to receive their first dose by Dec. 6 and their second shot by Jan. 4.

The court order against the health care vaccine mandate comes after Biden’s administration suffered a similar setback for a broader policy. A federal court previously placed a hold on a separate rule requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to ensure their workers get vaccinated or else wear masks and get tested weekly for the coronavirus.

(Read more at the Times Union)

This doesn’t come as a total surprise

Even Dementia Joe expected these overreaches to be brought in — he just didn’t know how long the courts would allow him to get away with his lawlessness and how well the press could cover for him. Just as he knew his lawless eviction ban would be overturned (several times), he knew that the vaccine mandate always stood on shaky ground.

Federal judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate in three states

According to a 30 November 2021 article in the Daily Wire, U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ruled against Biden’s vaccination mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

A federal judge in Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday against Democrat President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in three states.

The Lexington Herald Leader reported:

U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, who serves the Eastern District of Kentucky, issued the opinion and order Tuesday afternoon. It came in response to a challenge from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who joined many other state attorneys general in challenging the mandate.

“This is not a case about whether vaccines are effective. They are,” Van Tatenhove wrote. “Nor is this a case about whether the government, at some level, and in some circumstances, can require citizens to obtain vaccines. It can.”

He said the case was about whether Biden could impose vaccines on the employees of government contractors.

“The question presented here is narrow,” he said. “Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no.”

“Once again, the Court is asked to wrestle with important constitutional values implicated in the midst of a pandemic that lingers,” he said. “These questions will not be finally resolved in the shadows. Instead, the consideration will continue with the benefit of full briefing and appellate review. But right now, the enforcement of the contract provisions in this case must be paused.”

The order blocks the Biden administration from enforcing the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

(Read more at the Daily Wire for a quote of Bloomberg law)

 

Proofs that Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t care

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Former FDA Head Gottlieb calls Biden’s omicron travel ban “counterproductive”

The Daily Wire quotes the FDA director of President Trump in his assessment of Joe Biden’s “Black Ban” against the omicron variant.

BidenBlackBanFormer Food and Drug Administration administrator Dr. Scott Gottlieb panned the Biden administration’s decision to impose a travel ban on eight countries in southern Africa amid concerns over a new variant of the COVID-19 virus, calling the move “counterproductive.”

“Of note: The 4 cases of new variant identified in Botswana were incidentally detected in well people tested before air travel, and South African Medical Association chief said – so far – symptoms seen are ‘mostly mild symptoms, and we haven’t seen a spike in hospital admissions,’” Gottlieb wrote in a Twitter thread about the new variant Friday.

His tweet was accompanied by screenshots of two news reports explaining that the novel variant allegedly originated in Botswana. The reports noted that there were currently only six cases in the country, and the new variant reportedly came from a person who was immunocompromised due to an HIV infection. The reports also said that there had been a spike in COVID cases, but not in hospitalizations.

“Good world is more organized; taking new variant seriously, with coordinated effort to investigate,” he continued. “It’s counterproductive in short and long run, however, to impose harsh travel restrictions on affected countries; hurting current containment efforts, discouraging future sharing.”

“There’s too much we don’t know to impose economically, socially ruinous policies on SA and other nations. Ready, fire, aim is not prudent public health policy. Vaccine, testing requirements for incoming travelers could be prudent. Outright travel bans can hurt more than help.”

The Biden administration imposed a travel ban on eight countries in southern Africa amid concerns of the new variant, dubbed “Omicron.” The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra reported:

The travel restrictions will go into effect on Monday, but they will not apply to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The eight nations are South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi.

Biden said that the move came after he was briefed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president.

Fauci had suggested earlier in the day during an interview with CNN that more information was needed before making a decision on whether to ban travel because “you don’t want to say you’re going to do it until you have some scientific reason to do it.”

“That’s the reason why we’re rushing now to get that scientific data to try and make an informed decision about something like that,” Fauci added.

Early testing for the new variant showed that 90% of the cases that were reported on Wednesday came from the South African province that includes Johannesburg.

BioNTech, the company that partnered with American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to manufacture the first COVID vaccine granted the Emergency Use Authorization, said in a statement that they are currently investigating whether the new variant “could be an escape variant that may require an adjustment of our vaccine if the variant spreads globally.”

(Read how the variant differs at the Daily Wire)

While Joe Biden reviews his options, real America needs to work

While Dementia Joe considers whether he thinks he needs to shut us down again over a virus that, in its worse state, killed only a little over 1.3% of those under 75 who contracted it — those of us in the working world find ourselves pressured by his inflation. We either find ourselves dipping further into our pockets than planned or feel pushed into taking additional jobs to cover the shortfall.

Still, since the main stream press will not bring this up, I will. This would normally be called racist if it were any non-Democrat politician who banned travel from these countries.

The reason that smash-and-grab crime is on the rise in Democrat areas is that Democrat leaders sanction it

Fox News notes the words of former officer Pete Eliadis as he assesses the situation.

A rash of brazen organized nighttime shoplifting incidents in several U.S. cities during which thieves ransack stores and make off with merchandise is the culmination of a failure to prosecute criminals and the normalization of such behavior, according to experts. 

The most recent incident occurred Monday when a mob of at least 20 people smashed windows with a sledgehammer at a Nordstrom department store at The Grove, a popular shopping and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise, police said. At least three suspects have been arrested. 

The thefts followed a series of smash-and-grab incidents in the San Francisco area over the weekend, including one where a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek was hit by at least 90 people, some wearing ski masks and armed with crowbars. Three people have been charged in that theft, during which two employees were assaulted and one was pepper-sprayed, authorities said.

A Louis Vitton in San Francisco‘s Union Square was nearly emptied Friday night as thieves were seen fleeing the high-end retailer with armfuls of expensive merchandise. Nine suspects have been charged in that smash-and-grab. Other stores targeted in the city on the same night included Bloomingdale’s, Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, a Walgreens and cannabis dispensaries, authorities said. All told, at least 12 stores in the city were targeted over the weekend alone. 

Across the bay in Oakland, the Wellspring Pharmacy was looted Saturday when dozens of looters wearing black hoodies and masks ransacked shelves and fled with prescription drugs. 

In suburban Chicago, 14 suspects stole $100,000 of merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store last week as they grabbed everything they could carry. On Nov. 12, an Ulta Beauty store in nearby Oak Brook, Illinois, was ransacked to the tune of $15,000. 

Security experts cited a variety of reasons for the brazen nature of the crimes.

“Not only is it being tolerated because we’re seeing it more, but we’re seeing there’s no prosecution involved in this,” Pete Eliadis, a former law enforcement official and CEO of security company Intelligence Consulting Partners, told Fox News. “Law enforcement is not going to engage with that type of element because it’s an accepted crime.”

(Read about issues in San Francisco at Fox News)

News to those Democrat-supporting thugs

Gun sales in large American cities has skyrocketed while support for gun control has dropped (especially among women). Therefore, if you break into a woman’s house, you are now more likely to be met with a trained gun owner who has practiced unloading through her gun’s muzzle.

Just a thought for the thugs out there.

Stephen Moore to Newsmax: Biden has “declared war on American energy”

Newsmax reports that Stephen Moore, the economic advisor under President Trump, has assessed that Biden has “declared war on American energy.”

President Joe Biden’s call to release 50 million barrels of crude oil from the nation’s strategic reserves may be, on balance, a good idea, but it doesn’t solve anything or change the fact that he’s “declared war on American energy,” Stephen Moore, a former senior economic adviser under President Donald Trump, said on Newsmax Wednesday. 

“He does not want to produce oil and gas and coal in this country,” Moore said on Newsmax’s “American Agenda.”

“That’s where we get 80% of our energy and so he is wrong when he says that his policies have not contributed to higher gas prices.”

Moore, who called Biden’s plan a “band-aid,” further pointed out that the United States’ oil production is down 2 million barrels a day from where it should be and from where it was at its peak when Trump was in office. 

“We killed the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Moore. “There are two major pipelines in the Midwest that are necessary to get home heating fuel into people’s homes. I’m really worried about this winter … I’m from Chicago. It gets to 10 degrees below zero at night. You know you need your home heating, and there are real questions about whether we’ll have a reliable supply for people to keep warm in the winter.”

Meanwhile, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was not able this week to answer a reporter’s questions concerning how many barrels of oil the United States consumes daily, and Moore said that is a concern. 

“[She] knows about as much on energy as Pete Buttigieg knows about transportation,” said Moore. “Biden has a lot of incompetent people in positions of major influence on our economy, and I just mentioned two of them. Yes, she should know that number.”

The United States, he added, is now producing 11 million barrels of oil a day, when it should be at about 13 million barrels. 

“At the price of $80 a barrel, that’s about $160 million we’re losing every day in terms of U.S. economic output,” said Moore. “That’s $50 billion a year we’re losing, so these are policies that are hurting American families.”

But, he added that there are “climate change fanatics” in the administration who “want high oil and gas prices.”

(Read more at Newsmax)

What do we expect when Biden empties the nation of options for the oil/gas industry, but fills his regime with climate change “experts?”

What do you expect when Joe shut down the Keystone on his first day (and, yes, futures do play a role in oil prices)? What do you expect when Joe shuts off drilling in federal lands and waters? What do you expect when Joe won’t let drillers use rights-of-way across federal lands or waters? What do you think happens when Joe stops dredging rivers used as rights-of-way for large ships? What do you expect when Joe works to shut down drilling near a national park revered by a native tribe?

Representative Jim Jordan: Biden’s policies seem to be intentionally making things worse.

The Daily Caller outlines a recent Jim Jordan speech that torches Biden’s policies.

Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan ripped into President Joe Biden’s economic policies Friday morning, claiming they seem to be “intentionally making things worse.”

Jordan was asked by “Fox & Friends” substitute co-host Lawrence Jones whether he agreed with Biden’s recent comments during Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in which he declared that “America is Back.”

“We are at a 31 year high in inflation. They can say what they want but the American people understand it for what it is. What was it like, four weeks ago, Joe Biden said now if we pass this ‘Build Back Better’ plan, another two trillion in spending, some how that’s gonna help inflation. There is not a rational sane person on the planet who believes that,” Jordan responded.

“So yeah, their policies have been bad across the board, and it seems to me it’s intentional because they just keep making things worse whether its inflation, you name it, that’s the situation. I think the American people fully understand it,” Jordan continued.

While unemployment claims have reached a record-lowinflation has skyrocketed to a 31-year high, and gas prices have reached their highest levels in a decade.

(Read about the related poll at the Daily Caller)

Psaki provides word salad in defense of Joe not visiting the families of the dead and injured in Wisconsin

When I hear her babbling, I think of a number of liberal attacks against conservatives

This rambling response to Peter Doocy’s question evokes a bit of anti-nostalgia in me where I ask:

  • “Our hearts go out,” you say. Every time that any Christian or conservative talks of “thoughts and prayers,” you Democrats do nothing but mock. Therefore, don’t augment your inaction by the further inaction of just saying “our hearts go out.”
  • You say “we are all watching.” However, what have you done to prove that? What substantive steps have you taken against the thug who killed 6? I remember that your Representative Nadler suggested bringing Kyle Rittenhouse up on federal charges after a jury found that he defended himself. Do any Democrat leaders have suggestions for this situation?
  • Does Joe Biden (#NotMyPresident) have an anti-White or anti-Wisconsin sentiment? When President Bush delayed visiting Louisiana by a day, he was roundly criticized by celebrities and the press. It has been over a week since the people of Waukesha were run down by someone intent on killing as many as possible. It seems like Biden could skip a nap and help the people.
  • You say “this time of year.” Are you seriously using a Christian holiday as an excuse for not giving comfort to fellow countrymen and women, you baby-killing group of pretenders?
  • You point out that the entourage of multiple carbon-belching SUV’s that Biden drags to his every visit would put a strain on the area. Does that mean that you will never visit an area that doesn’t meet certain qualities? Does that mean that you only travel of Buttigieg’s racist roads?

 

What is the difference between the Biden South Africa travel ban and Trump’s travel ban? (continued)

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Biden politicized COVID. Now he cannot live up to his own standard

Biden’s COVID Death Milestone

The Wall Street Journal helped Joe Biden celebrate another dark milestone in a 25 November 2021 article: between inauguration and the last full week of November 2021 — Biden surpassed the COVID deaths in 2020 with over 350,000.

BidenYellsPresident Biden may not recall what he said during a 2020 campaign debate last fall, but Americans should: “Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America.” At the time the U.S. had recorded 220,000 Covid deaths.

Covid deaths this year have now surpassed the toll in 2020 with 350,000 since Inauguration Day. It would seem that Mr. Biden has done no better than Donald Trump in defeating Covid despite the benefit of vaccines, better therapies, and more clinical experience. The left politicized Covid by holding Mr. Trump responsible for a disease that was always going to be hard to defeat.

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

In August, Biden had met Trump’s record for all of 2020

Where will Dementia Joe’s leadership have gotten us to by the end of December?

Maybe the New York Times can tell us what Dementia Joe’s leadership will net America in one of their back-page, last-section articles.

If Biden doesn’t control the border, what difference does travel ban make?

Even Biden’s DOJ admits we have a ‘modern-day slavery’ scheme run to Georgia farms

Breitbart pointed out in a 26 November 2021 article how illegal aliens are enslaved to work on farms at below-subsistence wages in Biden’s America.

ModernDaySlaveryThe Department of Justice (DOJ) released a 54-count indictment that charges 24 individuals, many illegal aliens, with operating a “modern-day slavery” scheme that utilized the H-2A visa program to traffic foreign workers into United States farm jobs — raping, kidnapping, and threatening them in the process.

The indictment accuses the Patricio transnational criminal organization (TCO) — named after its matriarch, 70-year-old Maria Leticia Patricio — of operating a massive forced labor trafficking scheme since 2015 that used the H-2A visa program to traffic foreign workers from Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras into farms jobs in Georgia.

Prosecutors called the scheme “modern-day slavery,” alleging that 24 members of the Patricio TCO engaged in mail fraud, international forced labor trafficking, and money laundering, among other crimes, across Georgia, Florida, and Texas.

According to the indictment, the Patricio TCO raked in more than $200 million from the forced labor trafficking scheme. As part of the scheme, the group sought to traffic more than 71,000 foreign workers to the U.S. using the H-2A visa program.

The H-2A visa program allows farms to bring an unlimited number of foreign workers to the U.S. every year to take American agricultural jobs. As Breitbart News has chronicled for years, the program is often used to replace Americans and preserve the low cost of farm labor.

The Patricio TCO, the indictment alleges, would secure H-2A visas for foreign workers, demand they pay them unlawful fees by keeping their immigration paperwork from them, require them to work in harsh conditions for little-to-no pay, make them reside in brutal living conditions, and would threaten them with deportation if they disobeyed orders.

In some cases, the indictment states, the trafficked foreign workers were required to dig onions in Georgia farms with their bare hands, were paid only 20 cents for each bucket harvested, all while being threatened with violence.

(Read of the counties where the crimes are alleged and other specifics at Breitbart)

Don’t blame the people at the bottom. Blame the guy at the top

Blame the “Big Guy” running the big game at the top. Don’t blame the small-time criminal at the farm in Georgia.

If Biden’s apparent COVID czar cannot tell whether this newest variant has crossed into the US, what good will a shutdown do?

Dr. Fauci says he “would not be surprised” if the omicron variant is in the United States

Newsmax quotes the apparent COVID czar of the Biden regime when it comes to the variant discovered in South Africa and first reported on the day after Thanksgiving.

It would be no surprise if the highly transmissible omicron variant of coronavirus is already in the United States, even though health experts haven’t detected it yet, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Saturday morning. 

“I would not be surprised if it is,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical adviser for the White House, told NBC’s “Today.”  “We have not detected it yet, but when you have a virus that is showing this degree of transmissibility and you’re having travel-related cases they’ve noted in other places already when you have a virus like this, it almost invariably is going to go all over.”

The Centers for Disease Control, in a statement issued Friday, said the agency is following the details of the new variant, which was first reported to the World Health Organization by South Africa, and while “no cases of this variant have been identified in the United States,” but still “we expect omicron to be identified quickly if it emerges.”

Meanwhile, the United States is restricting entry to travelers from eight countries in southern Africa over concerns about the variant, first found in South Africa, President Joe Biden said Friday.

The restrictions will be effective Monday and apply to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique,  and Malawi. 

The travel restrictions were ordered to “give us time to assess it better,” said Fauci.

(Read more on the regime’s uncertainty at Newsmax)

So if Biden’s man on COVID can’t tell us if we have Omicron in America, maybe this is the setup for another flip

Fauci has flipped on every topic so far. Why not this one, too?

Never mind that this tweet by liberal CNBC ignores some of the flips Fauci did during the Trump administration (e.g., “don’t mask,” “wear a mask,” etc.). Nonetheless, the point is that everyone sees that Fauci flips.

 

Biden turns the FBI against Democrat enemies

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Supreme Court (already defied twice by Biden and under threat of packing) won’t accept Project Veritas challenge to Massachusetts law banning secret recordings

The Epoch Times reported in a 23 November 2021 article on how the Supreme Court has refused the Project Veritas challenge to a Massachusetts law banning secret recordings. So much for the First Amendment and a free press investigating things like a corrupt FBI.

James-OKeefeThe Supreme Court has refused to accept an appeal from Project Veritas, the investigative journalism organization founded by James O’Keefe, after an appeals court rejected the group’s First Amendment-based challenge to a Massachusetts law forbidding secret recordings.

If the justices had granted the petition, it would have been the first time the nation’s highest court had addressed the First Amendment implications of secret audio recordings, according to SCOTUSblog.

Benjamin Barr, counsel of record for Project Veritas, was disheartened by the ruling.

“We are disappointed the Supreme Court decided not to hear this matter,” Barr said in an emailed statement to The Epoch Times.

“Project Veritas believes that citizens have a right to understand what their government does when the public isn’t watching. This Massachusetts law criminalizes a critical investigative tool, and in the process, injures the First Amendment rights of all Americans.”

Before founding Project Veritas, which exposes governmental and corporate wrongdoing, O’Keefe rocketed to fame in 2009 when, working with Hannah Giles, he shot undercover videos of employees of the radical left-wing Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) who were assisting the two journalists with tax evasion and other paperwork in order to create a fictitious child prostitution business.

(Read more about how O’Keefe ruined Acorn at The Epoch Times)

Don’t forget that Biden has defied the SCOTUS twice in 11 months

Don’t forget that Biden was told that his eviction moratorium was unconstitutional. Still, he directed his CDC to issue a second eviction moratorium (effectively taking the property rights of landlords while not giving similar relief to people under mortgages, thereby creating two classes of people who were not equal under the law).

Also remember that Biden has ignored the court’s mandate to reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy. While Biden may have given this lip service, that is all he has done.

Finally, as Biden and the Democrats see the chances of future legislative victories slipping away, they might become more likely to implement more rulings by fiat — including packing the Supreme Court.

FBI raids homes of Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters and Lauren Boebert’s former campaign manager

Grand Junction, Colorado NBC affiliate KKCO reported in a 17 November 2021 article that Biden’s FBI raided the homes of two Colorado Republicans associated with either recount efforts or right-wing resistance to the Biden regime.

FBI SealEarly Tuesday morning the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed search warrants at four locations in western Colorado.

According to Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein, the state attorney general’s office and local authorities conducted the searches Tuesday in Mesa and Garfield Counties. The court-ordered search was part of an investigation of alleged election security breaches conducted by Mesa County officials.

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters did confirm her home was searched. A statement was released from her legal defense fund early Wednesday morning stating, “Today large teams of heavily armed federal agents, using a battering ram to break down doors, raided the homes of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and several of her friends and colleagues, mostly elderly women in their mid 60s. This is a level of weaponization of the Justice Department we haven’t seen since the McCarthy era. Thank God Tina wasn’t protesting critical race theory at a Virginia school board meeting or they might have brought two battering rams.”

Tuesday night Peters did appear on Lindell TV, a channel ran by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to speak about the raid. According to Colorado Politics, Peters also spoke on Lindell’s channel saying, “The FBI raided my home at 6 a.m. this morning, accusing me of committing a crime. And they raided the homes of my friends, mostly older women. I was terrified.” She continued by saying authorities searched her house for “about three hours” and “took all of my electronics,” including her phone. She went on to say, “You know, I refuse to give up. I’m more scared than ever because of the tactics they are doing for an innocent person who was just doing her job.”

According to 9News, Lindell said Garfield County resident Sherronna Bishop, Lauren Boebert’s former campaign manager, also had her home searched on Tuesday. We have reached out for comment but have not heard back at this time.

Peters and her associates are being investigated for an alleged security breach involving elections equipment in Mesa County earlier this year. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s office is conducting an internal investigation of Peters, as well as the FBI, 21st Judicial District Attorney’s office, and the Colorado Attorney General’s office who are conducting a criminal investigation of Peters.

(Read a statement from the Democrat Attorney General of Colorado regarding these raids at KKCO)

What business does the FBI have raiding the homes of those involved in election audits?

Is this payback for looking into the shady side of Dementia Joe’s “election?”

Is this a precursor to getting the treatment meted out to 6 January protesters? Should these officials expect to spend 9 months in solitary while awaiting trial only to be sentenced to more months in prison?

The FBI raid of Project Veritas turns into a massive scandal after privileged communications are leaked

Red State commented in a 12 November 2021 article on the scope of the problem created by Biden’s FBI raid on Project Veritas.

As RedState reported, Project Veritas has found itself in the crosshairs of the FBI recently. That began with a raid on the homes of several of its journalists under the guise of looking for Ashley Biden’s diary. Apparently, a stolen diary is now in the purview of federal authorities. Will they be investigating bike thefts next?

But what was so disturbing, besides the raids happening in the first place, was how quickly The New York Times knew about them. While O’Keefe was asked by the FBI to keep quiet, the Times knew within hours, pointing to a leaker within the bureau.

But while the Department of Justice requested us to not disclose the existence of the subpoena, something very unusual happened. Within an hour of one of our reporters’ homes being secretly raided by the FBI, The New York Times, who we are currently suing for defamation, contacted the Project Veritas reporter for comment. We do not know how The New York Times was aware of the execution of a search warrant at our reporter’s home, or the subject matter of the search warrant, as a Grand Jury investigation is secret.

Days later, O’Keefe would have his home raided as well, and sure enough, the Times once again knew it about it before anyone else. Are you noticing a pattern? Because it’s about to become as obvious as a neon sign.

Two days ago, a court ordered the FBI to stop extracting data from O’Keefe’s phones, which had apparently been seized. Again, all of this is being done under the allegation that…a diary was stolen. But then last night, things boiled over into outright scandal. The Times suddenly started publishing privileged communications between Project Veritas and its legal team. Those messages apparently came from one of O’Keefe’s phones.


Yes, you read that right. Project Veritas had recently sued The New York Times over an unrelated matter, and now the Times has Project Veritas’ privileged communications that reveal their legal strategies. Given the circumstances, there could only be one logical source for that information — the FBI.

(Read the synopsis made by Red State)

Why is the New York Times in such a buddy-buddy relationship with Biden’s FBI?

Has the New York Times become so strong in its role as Biden’s Goebbels that it can now freely interact with Biden’s Gestapo? Or is that observation too commonplace to make now — too cliche?

Senator Chuck Grassley demands answers of the FBI and DOJ leadership regarding the treatment of Project Veritas. Does the press notice?

Almost 10 days and no comment from the main stream media on a frontal attack on investigative journalism for the sake of — a “diary?”

In a 17 November 2021 post, Clever Journeys published screen captures of the Senator Grassley letter to Attorney General Garland and Director Wray demanding answers as to why the agencies headed by those two directors have treated Project Veritas and James O’Keefe differently than they treated Hillary Clinton and her associates.

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It will be interesting to see what happens in several days

With 1 December only days away, it will be interesting to see what comes of this.

 

What is the difference between the Biden South Africa travel ban and Trump’s travel ban?

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Biden’s South Africa travel ban compared to Trump COVID restrictions he denounced

The Washington Examiner compares the Biden travel ban to the Trump travel ban (which Biden denounced).

BidenYellsPresident Joe Biden’s decision to impose additional air travel restrictions on South Africa and seven other countries in response to a new COVID-19 strain is being contrasted with his response to similar policies under former President Donald Trump.

Biden issued a proclamation Friday night saying Washington would “suspend and restrict the entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of noncitizens” from the eight African nations effective Monday, though he mentioned the decision in a previous statement hours earlier in the day after Thanksgiving.

“As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries,” Biden said in the statement sent by the White House. “These new restrictions will take effect on November 29. As we move forward, we will continue to be guided by what the science and my medical team advises.”

Biden was among the Democratic leaders who responded with criticism to Trump’s restrictions on travel from China, where the virus originated.

“We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus,” Biden tweeted early last year while still a candidate. “We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.”

Biden also said a “wall” and bans on travel would not stop the virus.

Many on social media were quick to note Biden’s original tweets when this latest move was announced.

Biden later argued he was referring to Trump’s overall history of inflammatory comments about foreign countries and their nationals, not the China travel ban itself. Similarly, other Democrats contended that Trump’s order curbing travel from seven Muslim-majority countries dealing with terrorism could not be separated from his rhetoric about a broader ban on Muslim immigration during the 2016 campaign.

Only on Nov. 8 did the Biden administration loosen restrictions on European travelers to allow those with proof of vaccination and a negative test entry into the U.S. The White House has also caught criticism from some liberals for continuing to turn away migrants at the border under the Trump-era COVID-19 rule Title 42.

Biden’s newest rule will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi to buy time to study ways to slow the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, citing scientific guidance.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

There is little difference (other than Biden’s marked talent for demonstrating incompetence) between the two — other than a Democrat-favoring press

As we know from a 22 March 2021 op-ed from The Hill, the press treats Biden very differently from the way they prosecuted Trump.

Sometimes, all it takes is a seemingly insignificant incident to show how biased journalists can be. Take Joe Biden’s stumble while walking up the steps to Air Force One on Friday.

President Biden was on his way to Atlanta when he tripped three times ascending the stairs of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The White House blamed it on “wind” and said he “left the plane with ease” when he arrived in Atlanta. 

The Daily Mail reports that, “As of Friday afternoon, the homepages of MSNBC, CBS News, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and New York Times had no mention of Biden’s stumbling incident earlier in the day at Joint Base Andrews.” 

According to various organizations that monitor the media, CNN devoted 15 seconds to the incident and MSNBC about a minute. NBC’s Chuck Todd on MSNBC said, “We’ve all run up stairs and had that moment ourselves. And if you haven’t, you aren’t a human being.”

Fair enough. The fall appeared to be no big deal and the coverage reflected the insignificance of what happened.

But compare how the media covered Biden’s fall with how they covered Donald Trump’s slow walk down a ramp after he delivered a graduation address at West Point in June of 2020: According to the Media Research Center, CNN devoted 22 minutes and 13 seconds to Trump’s walk down the ramp, and MSNBC devoted 28 minutes and 42 seconds to the story. 

Why so much time? Because it provided liberal news outlets that were no fans of Trump with the opportunity to question his physical and even mental fitness for office.

When Biden, who is 78, fell and it was treated as simply a slip, something we’ve all done at one time or another. But with Trump, who is 74, it was treated as a sign of potential serious health questions.

The New York Times ran “Trump’s Halting Walk Down Ramp Raises New Health Questions” as its headline in 2020. Compare that to its headline when Biden fell last week: “Biden is ‘doing 100 percent fine’ after tripping while boarding Air Force One.”

The Washington Post’s headline in 2020 was: “Trump tries to explain his slow and unsteady walk down a ramp at West Point.” But when Biden fell three times in a matter of seconds, the Post headline simply said: “Biden stumbles climbing stairs on Air Force One.” 

In 2020, MSNBC anchor Joy-Ann Reid tweeted: “Serious question: What is going on with [Trump]? His supporters have tried so hard to get the media to question Joe Biden’s mental and physical fitness but they so often engage in projection it seems worth inquiring.”

CNN couldn’t speculate enough about the Trump story in 2020:

  • Anchor Alisyn Camerota asked medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta, “Do you see something, possibly neurological, that could be throwing off his balance?” Gupta responded that a lot of neurologists were talking about the situation.
  • Anchor John King said Trump looked “a little shaky” on the ramp.  
  • Political correspondent Abby Phillip wondered if Trump was being “transparent” about his health based on the “latest incidents.”
  • Political commentator Chris Cillizza said it was an important story because Trump was 74 at the time. “We know so little about Donald Trump’s past medical history,” Cillizza said. As he talked, the on-screen graphic read: “Trump’s unsteady walk, arm lift raise health questions.”

Then-presidential candidate Biden even got into the act, saying: “Look at how he steps and look at how I step. Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps. Come on.” 

At the time, then-President Trump responded to speculation that he may have serious medical problems by noting that the ramp was slippery. But Maggie Haberman of the New York Times didn’t buy it. “There was no evidence that the ramp was slippery, and the skies were clear during the ceremony,” she wrote.

And, in its news story, the Times said: “Mr. Trump — who turned 74 on Sunday, the oldest a U.S. president has been in his first term — was recorded hesitantly descending the ramp one step at a time after he delivered an address to graduating cadets at the New York-based academy on Saturday.” 

Compare that to how the Times began its March 19 story on President Biden’s stumble: “President Biden was ‘doing fine’ after falling off balance while boarding Air Force One before his Friday trip to Atlanta, according to a press secretary traveling with him.” That seemed to be enough for the Times; there was nothing in its March 19 story that raised questions about Joe Biden’s physical or mental ability because of his stumble.

(Read more at The Hill)

The really crazy thing about this topic of inequity in coverage by the Democrat-favoring press is this March op-ed is the last main-stream acknowledgement of their obvious problem. Don’t tell me that it has not gotten worse since then.

But then there comes broadcasts like the ones captured in the following tweets:

If Trump’s ban most derided act was a Muslim ban and the first COVID travel ban was “hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering” — then this act of Biden’s ban is a Black ban

If the ban that stopped travel from countries on the terrorist watch list can be called a “Muslim ban” by the Democrat-favoring press, then this ban must be called a Black ban.  Truth of the matter is that Biden’s ban will do little to stop the spread of a disease that has hardly-noticeable symptoms and has already cropped up in Canada, Britain, and the Netherlands. 

 

Democrat Social Media Director equates killing with self defense

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Democrat equates Darrell Brooks running over innocent parade participants to Kyle Rittenhouse’s self-defense

Illinois Democrat Social Media Director fired over tweets that said the Christmas parade resulted from “karma”

The New York Post exposed a Democrat Social Media Director who thought equating Kyle Rittenhouse’s self defense to Darrell Brook’s action that killed five would be good.

The Illinois Democratic social media director who called the deadly Christmas parade rampage in Wisconsin “karma” for the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse has been fired over her “callous and reprehensible posts.”

Mary Lemanski sparked outrage with posts suggesting the Waukesha killer drove his SUV through paraders Sunday — killing five and injuring dozens — because he “probably felt threatened” like teen gunman Rittenhouse had during the state’s riots last year in Kenosha.

“It was probably just self-defense,” she also tweeted on her since-deleted page, suggesting the suspect — a convicted pedophile with a lengthy rap sheet — “came to help people,” again like Rittenhouse testified he had done.

“You reap what you sow,” she wrote, saying, “I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin.”

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(Read excuses and half-hearted apologies at the New York Post)

It seems that Ms. Lemanski has become quite confused

Ms. Lemanski seems to have internalized the messages of the Democrats on her social media platforms. However, the problem with this is that those messages do not align with self-preservation in reality.

Hopefully, were it Ms. Lemanski who was being chased by a child rapist as that rapist yelled “I’m going to kill you,” then maybe Ms. Lemanski might defend herself.

If it were Ms. Lemanski who had been hit multiple times with a skateboard, she might defend herself.

If it were Ms. Lemanski who had a handgun thrust in her face, she might have responded by shooting her assailant.

I would even venture to say that, if it were Ms. Lemanski who had been knocked down and run over in a 2 November 2021 incident (leaving tire marks on her thighs), she would have a different perspective.

And, by the way, the death toll is now 6 (an 8-year-old boy died on 23 November) and 48 have been injured.

 

Problems with the Build Back Better bill

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According to Kevin McCarthy, the bill:

https://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4987681/user-clip-mccarthy-bbb

Don’t forget that the Congressional Budget Office estimates that this Build Back Better bill will add $367 Billion to the deficit in the first 10 years.

As the White House bragged, this is more than America spent on World War II.

 

Well-deserved problems for Democrats in Harris County, Texas

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  1. County Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey sue Lina Hidalgo and Harris County over the redistricting plan that would silence the Republican 45% of the county

Houston Comical Chronicle headline: “GOP leaders sue Lina Hidalgo, Harris County over redistricting plan they say violates voting rights”

The Houston Comical Chronicle puts the most liberal spin as possible on the lawsuit by filed by commissioners “Cactus” Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey against the redistricting plan that would reduce representation of 1.1 million Republican voters to being represented by a single voice (against four Democrat voices) on the Commissioners Court.

Ramsey&CagleSueRepublican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey have filed a voting rights lawsuit in state court in hopes of halting a Harris County redistricting plan they claim strips more than 1.1 million people of their right to vote in 2022.

Cagle and Ramsey, who are in the political minority in county government, lost ground in the redistricting plan their three political opponents supported, as Cagle’s Precinct 4 was redrawn last month to become majority Democrat.

Cagle and Ramsey announced Tuesday they were suing Democratic County Judge Lina Hidalgo and the county itself, but indicated through their attorney they see Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia as equally culpable of depriving voters’ rights. Three fellow plaintiffs who stood with the commissioners at a news conference were identified in court documents as registered voters and ethnic minorities.

One plantiff, Ranya Khanoyan, a senior in ROTC at Klein Cain High School, voted for the first time in November, but she would not be able to vote for Precinct 4 commissioner in the March primary or November election because the plan moves her to Precinct 3, which does not have an election until 2024.

“I’m not willing to look Ranya who just turned 18 in the face and say, ‘You know, sweetie, you’re going to have to wait til 2024 to vote,’” said the commissioners’ attorney, Andy Taylor. “The right to vote is sacred.”

Precincts 2 and 4 have elections in 2022. Precincts 1 and 3 will have elections in 2024. The adopted Ellis map gives Democrats a 50 percentage advantage over Republicans in Precinct 1, 12 points in Precinct 2 and 12 points in Precinct 4, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis. Republican voters will now be disproportionately represented in Precinct 3, where they will have a 20-point advantage.

The endgame is that the Democrats can secure a 4-1 majority, which will give them the freedom to set tax rates with a quorum of four members and avoid a minority of two Republicans sitting out and derailing the vote.

(Read more at the Chronicle)

Note that the Houston Comical Chronicle cannot admit the facts of the case

When you read the Houston Comical Chronicle headline “GOP Leaders … voting rights,” note that the Houston Comical Chronicle does not truthfully dissect the matter. Note that the Houston Comical Chronicle inserts “they say” to the headline when talking about a redistricting plan that reduces Republican representation (45% of the electorate in Harris County) to 1 out of five seats.

Here we have the same story presented through another local main stream outlet

GOP leaders sue Lina Hidalgo, Harris County over redistricting plan they say violates voting rights

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC likewise reports on the suit brought by commissioners Cagle and Ramsey regarding the redistricting plan presented by Rodney “Art Collection corruption” Ellis that would reduce Republican representation on the Commissioners Court to one seat out of five.

 Two commissioners have filed a lawsuit against Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Harris County Commissioners Tom Ramsey and Jack Cagle are among the plaintiffs suing the county and Judge Lina Hidalgo over redistricting.

The lawsuit calls the plan adopted by Commissioners Court in October “unconstitutional and illegal,” claiming it strips more than 1.1 million people of their right to vote in next year’s county elections.

The court documents state the even-numbered precincts, 2 and 4, are slated for primary and general elections in 2022, and by intentionally moving voters from even-numbered to odd-numbered precincts, the plan stripped those specific voters of their right to vote.

The primary and general elections for the odd-numbered precincts, 1 and 3, will not take place until 2024, according to the documents.

Ramsey and Cagle are both Republicans. Andy Taylor, an attorney for the plaintiffs, believes politics played a role in the process.

“The Democrats on the Commissioners Court saw an opportunity, not to simply and roughly have all of the districts be the same size, but to use this mandate to redistrict as a mandate to run up the political score because they want to go from a 3-2 to 4-1 Democratic majority on the court,” Taylor said.

The lawsuit asks the court to prevent the implementation of the plan.

(Read the response by the Democrat lawyer at KPRC)

The truth centers on the representation of 45% to 55% of Harris County

Depending on how the swing voters go, the Republican vote can amount to anywhere from 45 to 55% of the vote in Harris County. Therefore, the Rodney “Art Collection corruption” Ellis re-drawn district maps can mightily disempower large segments of the community. The bad thing is that Rodney only got his hand slapped (and really not even that) for his who-knows-how-purchased and County-stored art collection. This art graft may embolden him to beat down a large part of Harris County.

  1. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo backs belatedly out of a deal to benefit a connected Democrat

Grand jury subpoenas Harris County commissioners in connection to canceled $11M vaccine outreach contract

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports in a 16 November 2021 article that the corrupt means of handing out a $11 million contract to a Clinton-connected and Rodney “Art Collection” Ellis-connected Democrat has come back to bite the Democrats of the Harris County Commissioners Court.

A Harris County contract to conduct an outreach campaign to encourage COVID vaccinations was canceled in September, but the issue has come back to life in the form of grand jury subpoenas for every member of the Harris County Commission.

“Anytime an entire commissioners court gets subpoenaed, that’s unusual,” said former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “I don’t remember that ever happening.”

Emmett, who is also a current KPRC 2 analyst said one of the central questions for the grand jury will likely be how a company known as Elevate Strategies was able to outbid other entities — including UT Health — even though their $11 million bid was $4 million higher and the company scored lower on key evaluation criteria.

“I think they’re looking at if the bid process, for lack of a better term, if it was rigged,” Emmett said. “If there was a preordained outcome for what somebody wanted. Why was that company selected? What really were their qualifications?”

LockdownLinasHeadacheHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo eventually canceled the contract, saying the issue has become too politicized.

A grand jury apparently wants to look into what was a controversial matter almost from the start.

Emmett points out the contract involved federal funds, which could warrant a look from the federal government. However, KPRC 2 legal analyst Brian Wice believes if any wrongdoing is discovered, punishment would probably take the form of a strong warning.

“I think what’s going to happen is the grand jury is going to look at this and say that next time it will likely be wiser for you to award the bid to the company that actually scores higher and whose bid is $4 million lower than the company that you gave all this money to,” said Wice.

(Read the propaganda that bureaucrat Democrats leak to the press Democrats at KPRC)

A bulleted list of events with Bolded events that KPRC did not mention

To simplify the list of events and to augment what was mentioned, here is a listing of the known events (with the items not mentioned by KPRC bolded):

I know that a number of people were mad at Judge Emmett for comments he made that were against the Republican mainstream; however, he did not have one (much less two) instances of open graft. Additionally, as the people downstream of the Addicks dam can attest, he did not make dumb decisions that destroyed homes.

You can’t say either about Lockdown Lina.

 

Are Democrat journalists now killing top Democrats or just saving their own journalistic reputations?

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Are Democrat journalists now killing Kamala?

“Bitterness,” “irritation:” CNN publishes mother of all Kamala Harris exposés

This 15 November 2021 article in the left-leaning Houston Comical Chronicle might signal that the Democrats finally recognize their need to sever ties from socialists (or just dead weight).

KamalaIt’s been clear for some time that there’s something going on between the offices of Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden given the unending leaks coming from the White House regarding Harris’ job performance.

On Sunday, CNN published the largest behind-the-scenes exposé on Harris’ time as vice president thus far, featuring interviews with “nearly three dozen former and current Harris aides, administration officials, Democratic operatives, donors and outside advisers.”

According to CNN, there is a growing “bitterness” between the respective teams of Biden and Harris, and “the situation has become a back and forth of irritations” over a great many things. CNN’s sources argued that Harris’ team believes Biden’s hasn’t provided enough support while giving her tasks that put her in “no-win political situation[s]” that will “only sandbag her in the future,” while Biden’s team believes many of Harris’ issues are of her own making.

The quintessential example of this dynamic at play is the White House putting Harris in charge of the administration’s handling of the southern border crisis. CNN reported that Harris herself told Biden staffers that she “didn’t want to be assigned to manage the border,” but got stuck with it nonetheless. Biden’s team has reportedly been annoyed with her at-times flippant attitude towards the task, best exemplified through her now-infamous interview with NBC’s Lester Holt in which she laughed off questions.

The CNN report also touches on the alleged toxic workplace environment in Harris’ office and her reliance on her sister Maya, two issues that have been widely reported on since Harris attempted to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primaries. Something new in the CNN report is a growing “suspicion” from Harris’ team over the Biden team’s treatment of Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg — a reported 2024 rival for Harris if Biden does not run again.

(Read how Kamala has expressed envy of the fawning praise of Buttigieg at the Houston Chronicle)

Certainly liberal media could have ignored this, just as they ignore most embarrassing things coming out of the Biden regime

The liberal press, headed by organizations like CNN, could have ignored this bit of twittering between politicos. They could have deep-sixed this (just as they did the story on Joe’s flatulence in front of the future queen). 

Politico quietly throws Biden’s FBI under the bus

Politico: FBI O’Keefe raid “sparks questions about press freedom”

Breitbart explains how Politico has now started covering for themselves by pretending to care about the FBI raiding an investigative reporter. Never mind that O’Keefe’s Project Veritas reported to law enforcement that it had come into possession of what seemed to be the Biden diary. Never mind that the diary then went from Project Veritas to the New York Times.

Politico published the first article in an establishment media publication on Saturday questioning the legitimacy of the FBI’s recent raid on the home of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and warning that it could be a “threat to press freedom.”

The raid took place last Saturday at O’Keefe’s home in New York, and ostensibly involved a search for clues about a stolen diary belonging to President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley, which Project Veritas says it obtained legally and which it did not use in any media coverage, turning it over to law enforcement last year instead.

Politico‘s Josh Gerstein wrote:

The Biden administration’s effort to establish itself as a committed champion of press freedom is facing new doubts because of the Justice Department’s aggressive legal tactics against a conservative provocateur known for his hidden-camera video stings.

A predawn FBI raid last weekend against Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and similar raids on some of his associates are prompting alarm from some First Amendment advocates, who contend that prosecutors appear to have run roughshod over Justice Department media policies and a federal law protecting journalists.

(continued)

“This is just beyond belief,” said University of Minnesota law professor Jane Kirtley, a former executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “I’m not a big fan of Project Veritas, but this is just over the top. I hope they get a serious reprimand from the court because I think this is just wrong.”

(continued)

At the center of the gathering legal storm is a pivotal question: Is O’Keefe a journalist in the eyes of the law?

(continued)

Lawyers tracking the case say the publicly available facts suggest two possibilities: the Justice Department deemed O’Keefe did not qualify as a journalist under DOJ guidelines and federal law known as the Privacy Protection Act, or concluded that he was a member of the media, but that Project Veritas’ personnel may still have committed a crime.

Read the full Politico article here. The Privacy Protection Act is described here.

In recent years, leading Democrats have proposed clamping down on the independent press by declaring that the government should be able to define who is, and who is not, a “journalist” for the purposes of press freedom.

In his confirmation hearing, Attorney General Merrick Garland promised not to allow the Department of Justice to become politicized — a commitment that has been questioned in recent weeks.

(Read about the files leaked to the NYT wits at Breitbart)

Admittedly, Politico did this under the cover of night (and nobody else in the press is mentioning it)

This mention by Politico is little more than a cover-the-rear-of-the-main-stream-press move.

Don’t expect CNN to spend years harping on the inequity of having the FBI invade an investigative reporting organization and transfer the findings from that organization to one of its chief rivals. Obviously, this is not a Russian collusion hoax.

Don’t expect CBS to comment on the problem to the Constitutional government where the press plays footsie with the occupier of the Oval Office. However, this doesn’t involve lying to destroy a Republican.

While the real jokes are the Democrats, here are some cartoons

Another solution plugged (and Democrats think Plugs would know)

AnotherSolutionPlugged

Biden’s new sieve

BidensNewSeive

Hillary riding the bear

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Liberal hypocrite media has the vapors

LiberalHypocrites

Not the bean ball they expected

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Overreach (get ’em, Fido)

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Psaki going swimmingly

PsakiGoingSwimmingly

Camilla won’t pull Biden’s finger

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Race and only race

RaceAndOnlyRace

You think that’s expensive …

YouThinkThatsExpensive

 

Inflation in 2022. Are the following articles Biden’s way of conceding to America that he caused it?

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The first admission that should start us to think

Biden concedes his COVID stimulus checks fueled spike in inflation

The New York Post pointed out how Dementia Joe admitted that the COVID-relief checks spurred inflation. (Emphasis is mine via bolding.)

BidenBucksPresident Biden on Wednesday conceded that inflation is at a three-decade high because “people have more money now” as a result of his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus legislation, recognizing a central point made by people who are arguing against a nearly $2 trillion sequel.

Biden unexpectedly endorsed the stance of his critics who have said the US dollar is losing its buying power as a result of the government printing money to cover COVID-19 aid.

The president said stimulus funds that he signed into law are in part to blame for demand exceeding the supply of goods, causing a backlog at major US ports and the highest rate of annual inflation since 1990.

“The irony is people have more money now because of the first major piece of legislation I passed. You all got checks for $1,400. You got checks for a whole range of things,” Biden said during a speech in Baltimore.

“If you’re a mom and you have kids under the age of 7, you get $300 a month and if it’s over 7 to 17, you’re getting $360 a month,” he said, misstating the second amount, which is $250 per month.

“It changes people’s lives. But what happens if there’s nothing to buy and you got more money to compete for getting [goods]? It creates a real problem,” Biden said.

“On the one hand, we’re facing new disruptions to our supplies. At the same time, we’re also experiencing higher demand for goods because wages are up as well as people have money in the bank. And because of the strength of our economic recovery, American families have been able to buy more products.”

But the president said he believes inflation will subside, arguing that many people temporarily are sitting at home ordering goods online rather than blowing their money at restaurants and bars.

“[People] are not going out to dinner and lunch and going to local bars because of COVID. So what are they doing? They’re staying home and ordering online and they’re buying product,” Biden said.

“Well, with more people with money buying product and less product to buy, what happens? The supply chain’s the reason, the answer is you guys, I’ll get to that in a minute. But what happens? Prices go up.”

(Read more at the New York Post)

Notice that we had to endure a lot of Biden’s “explaining” before we got to the truth

If you had been listening to Biden as he explained the introduction of inflation, you would have endured 15 minutes of his talking to hear 2 seconds of him admitting that he caused the inflation.

So we follow it with more giveaways celebrated at this signing party

Biden celebrates rare win with US infrastructure bill signing

France24 reported in a 15 November 2021 article how Joe Biden celebrated the passage of the “infrastructure” bill.

BidenBucksBattered by critics and dire opinion polls, President Joe Biden signed into law the biggest US infrastructure revamp in more than half a century at a rare bipartisan celebration in the White House on Monday.

The $1.2 trillion package will fix bridges and roads, change out unhealthy lead water pipes, build an electric vehicle charging network, and expand broadband internet. It is the most significant government investment of the kind since the creation of the national highways network in the 1950s.

“We’ve heard countless speeches… but today we’re finally getting this done,” Biden told hundreds of invitees on the White House South Lawn.

“So my message to the American people is this: America is moving again and your life is going to change for the better.”

Most of the crowd were Democrats but there was also a visible handful of Republicans. Notable among the Democrats were senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, two moderates who have warred with more leftwing members of the party, slowing down Biden’s agenda.

The bill is “proof that Democrats and Republicans can come together to deliver results,” Biden said. “Let’s believe in one another and let’s believe in America.”

Infrastructure spending is popular, but the goal eluded Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump for four years, turning his administration’s frequent promises of an imminent “infrastructure week” into a running joke.

Even now, Biden had to fight for months to get his squabbling Democratic Party to vote, risking a humiliating failure.

Democrats only narrowly control a bitterly divided Congress, but in a scarce moment of cooperation they were ultimately joined by a significant number of Republicans in the Senate and a symbolic handful in the House.

(Read more at France24)

From this incredibly propagandistic article, we get some glimmers of truth

This bit of text proves a series of facts: