Opposite-land in regard to the treatment of citizens and illegal aliens
Mask mandate and required vaccinations for us — no testing for illegal aliens
Townhall quotes Senator Grassley as he outlines the imbalance in the way the Biden regime handles COVID testing for citizens and illegal aliens.
Now that President Joe Biden has terminated agreements with the northern triangle countries – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – and reopened overflow facilities for illegal aliens, many are flocking to the United States’ southern border. In fact, the Biden administration’s stance on illegal immigration is so lax that aliens have acknowledged that the Central American caravans have “100 days” to get to the border in order to obtain amnesty.
The White House’s take on illegal immigration sparks a greater debate: why is the United States opening its borders in the middle of the pandemic?
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) brought up a valid point: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently implemented a mask mandate on all public transportation and a negative Wuhan coronavirus test for all international travelers.
“If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel),” the CDC’s directive states.
The Biden administration has even gone so far as to consider the same type of negative testing for domestic travel. It’s their way of preventing the spread of the virus.
Why then, can people walk across the border without going through the same kind of testing and scrutiny?
(Read more at Townhall)
Biden has established a world first, America last agenda
When Biden signed his first fifteen or so executive orders, I thought that he had a illegal-alien-first attitude. However once he hit 52 executive orders that included kiss-up policies to China, appeasements to Iran, abortion-paying edicts for Latin America, and funding for the World Health Organization — it occurred to me that Biden just has an America last agenda.
ICE forced to “catch and release” without performing COVID testing
Breitbart references Fox News host Tucker Carlson in his 9 February 2021 allegation that the driving purpose of the Biden immigration policies come from a desire to humiliate the American voter.
On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson led off his broadcast by questioning the double standard that applies to Americans traveling abroad and to illegal immigrants, which under the Biden administration are facing far more lax policies than the previous administration.
According to Carlson, the double standard applied to COVID-19 protocols, which are enforced for air travelers but not illegal border crossers.
The Fox News host said such policies have the effect of humiliating Americans.
Transcript as follows:
CARLSON: Some medical news for you off the top. Last month, the CDC issued a press release that begins this way, quote, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more efficiently protects the health of Americans.”
Got that. It’s all about the health of Americans, and that’s why every human being who enters this country by air must first present a negative test for the coronavirus that includes American citizens, there are no exceptions.
Corona infection, in fact, is the one universal reality of the human condition. We are all potential incubators of this deadly virus.
But it doesn’t end there. Travelers who test negative for COVID must still wear masks at all times, and that includes while onboard the airplane or while walking through the airport. If you don’t have a mask on, you had better be actively chewing, otherwise prepare for a steep fine and the possibility of never flying again.
Nor is one mask necessarily enough. Tony Fauci has announced we ought to consider wearing three masks at once, a paper petticoat for your face. That’s how serious our government is about fighting this global pandemic. But of course, you knew that, you’ve watched it.
You know that the risk is imminent and profound enough that your children likely have been out of school for a year. Your business may be shut down right now. Your parents may have died alone, unable to hold your hand in the final days.
The United States itself bears no resemblance to the place you once knew 12 months ago. But those are the sacrifices you have been asked to make, and you have and for good reason. COVID is dangerous. It’s existentially dangerous, they keep telling us.
The authorities are more than willing to destroy your family and your country in order to protect you from this virus. That’s their public position stated every day.
Do they actually mean it when they say it though? Those pictures of California Governor Gavin Newsom eating a maskless dinner in a crowded room with the most expensive restaurant in America were one indication that no, maybe they’re not entirely sincere about their COVID policies. Maybe it’s kind of a sham.
Maybe there’s one standard for you, a member of the despised and much bullied plebe class, and another very different standard for politically favored groups who can do whatever they want. Now, you’d hate to think that could be true in a country like this, a country with such a long and noble history of egalitarianism and equality under the law.
Unfortunately, there has been growing evidence of that double standard. Now there’s hard proof.
Tonight, we’ve learned that Joe Biden administration is releasing thousands of foreign nationals living here illegally into American neighborhoods without bothering to test them for the coronavirus.
People from countries with high infection rates within in crowded conditions set forth into the American population, like COVID isn’t real. That’s happening. It is the official policy of the U.S. government.
On Friday, the White House was asked about this policy, and here was the response.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
QUESTION: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is saying that they’re having to catch and release some migrants without giving them any kind of COVID test before they are entering the community. So what is being done? What could be done?
JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Are you — are you suggesting they’re letting people in across the border without testing them? Or tell me a little bit more —
QUESTION: They are being released — they are having to because of the Executive Order that the President signed earlier this week.
PSAKI: Which executive — which one?
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: Yes, which one? COVID infected illegal aliens released into the United States? Whatever. It’s not like there’s a pandemic.
The Press Secretary didn’t care enough to answer the question. No big deal. Can I remind you that our Treasury Secretary is a woman? Shut up. You’ve been empowered.
But people who know the details of what is going on right now feel very differently and they are worried.
Brandon Judd runs the Border Patrol Union. We do not test the illegal aliens we release, Judd told the show, quote: “So we’re releasing people without knowing which obviously puts the public at risk.” Well, yes, it obviously does.
Leon Wilont is the Cheriff of Yuma County, Arizona. Last week he wrote a letter to one of his senators, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will not call the Biden administrations new policy quote, “a particularly dangerous approach.”
As he put it, quote, “There is currently no protocol for testing any of these people for the COVID-19 virus nor is there any support being offered by the Federal government to house, feed, medically treat, or transport these immigrants,” and that’s why in some places, taxpayers are paying for foreign nationals who should be deported to live in hotel rooms. Unlike you, they’re not paying for your hotel room.
But if that seems crazy, disconnected from reality, it is a small part of the Biden administration’s immigration policy, a policy that seems designed to hurt the United States as profoundly as possible.
In an internal memo sent last week, ICE officials announced the administration is suspending something called Operation Talon. That operation targeted sex offenders, but no more. Illegal alien sex offenders are now a protected class.
Then a day after that, another internal ICE memo announced the quote: “Effective immediately, the Biden administration would stop deporting illegal aliens who have been convicted of drug offenses, assault, DUI, money laundering, property crimes, fraud, tax evasion, or who have gang tattoos.”
Going forward to any illegal alien charged with a crime, but not yet convicted of a crime would also be safe from deportation. So what does all of that mean in practice?
Well, it means for example, that an MS-13 member arrested for drug dealing with previous convictions for say, theft, extortion, grand larceny, would have to be released back into the United States, maybe into your neighborhood, even if he had been deported many times before.
That’s not some crazy hypothetical, by the way. Things like that will happen. A foreign national charged with rape, but who flees before trial — and that happens quite a bit — cannot be deported either. Technically, he hasn’t been convicted of rape, so deporting him would be an act of bigotry, and so on.
This is all real, and we will see cases like that guaranteed.
The question is motive. Why are they doing this? Even if you thought the United States badly needed more low-skilled workers in the middle of an employment crisis, even if you believe that, even if you believe that your right to cheap housekeeping is more important than the right of the American middle class to exist, and many of our leaders emphatically do believe that, how exactly do you explain suspending the hunt for sex offenders? How is that a good idea for anyone?
How is it a good idea to release illegal aliens in the middle of a pandemic without even testing them for the coronavirus?
How does all of that conceivably help you as an American, as someone who pays for all of this stuff? Well, of course, it doesn’t help you. But helping you is not the point. No one is even pretending the point of this was to help you. It’s the opposite. The point is to punish you.
When we release people who break our laws without even bothering to test them for the virus, the same virus we’ve used as a pretext for wrecking your life, what we’re really saying in the clearest possible terms is: we don’t like you.
This isn’t a policy. It’s an act of aggression. It’s designed to humiliate you and demoralize you.
Reckless and destructive immigration policy is the penalty you are paying for your white supremacy. It’s almost too dark to believe that’s their motive, too dark to believe it’s real, but it is. And over on MSNBC, they’re saying it out loud.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
YAMICHE ALCINDOR, MSNBC POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR: Underscoring all of this as we talk on this racial reckoning is xenophobia, it is racism, it is white supremacy.
(Read more at Breitbart)
America, get ready to pay for the world’s medical bills
With Biden in office, Americans will have to accustom themselves to paying for everyone Biden thinks got a worse shake in life than your average American.
Of course, since Biden has “served” America for about 50 years among politicians who live in multi-million dollar mansions, he thinks you all can afford to pay for the world’s medical bills.
All-around destruction in foreign relations
Eleven Iranians arrested after jumping US/Mexico border
Fox News uses a 5 February 2021 article to point out how Joe Biden’s “open border” policy could have opened America to eleven Iranian illegal aliens (had the policy been implemented a week earlier).
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 11 Iranian citizens after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona Monday evening.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents encountered the group near San Luis – a city in the southwest corner of Arizona – around 6 p.m. near County 21st Street and the Salinity Canal.
Agents determined the group had entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico. The group was arrested and taken into custody. The CBP said the group consisted of five females and six males, all from Iran.
The CBP said Yuma Sector agents regularly encounter people from all over the world crossing the border illegally, including people from “Special Interest Countries.”
In the last few years, Border Patrol agents at the Yuma Sector have apprehended more illegal crossers from Iran than all other Border Patrol sectors combined. Since October, Yuma Sector agents have apprehended 14 Iranian nationals.
Fox News has reached out to CBP for comments on potential updates but did not hear back by the time of publication.
Enforcement efforts in California and Texas over the years have pushed migrants into dangerous terrain in Arizona.
Immigration scholars say they expect a wave of people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to try to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this year following a pair of disastrous hurricanes in Central America and with a Joe Biden administration after four years of hardline policies under President Donald Trump.
“Heading north will continue to be seen as an option,” Andrew Selee, president of the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute, wrote in November in Americas Quarterly magazine. “President-elect Joe Biden has promised to do things differently, treating migrants and asylum-seekers with dignity.”
(Read more at Fox News)
Biden’s loose border would have allowed these eleven into America
Naturally, since Biden got rid of what he called the “Islamophobic travel ban,” these Iranians may have been able to enter legally in a month or two. However, since these people were sneaking in, might they have any possible ill intent? Might they want to resume the monthly shootings by Islamists that had been occurring during the Obama/Biden years?
Biden’s appeasement of Iran begins
Powerline blog points to the destructive nature of Joe Biden’s first act of appeasement to Iran since coming to office.
Joe Biden is determined to appease Iran, and the appeasement has already commenced. Its public manifestation centers now on Yemen, and the Houthi rebels there.
The Houthis have long received considerable Iranian financial and military support, including in recent years cruise missiles and drones. They have used Iranian weaponry not just against the government of Yemen, but also against Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Iran’s arch enemies and allies of the U.S.
Thus, as John Bolton says, the Houthis are a threat to the oil-producing Gulf monarchies. As is Iran, of course.
In effect, Iran is trying to encircle its Arab enemies, chief among them Saudi Arabia, by installing a friendly regime in their backyard. Among the Arabian Peninsula states, Yemen is the poorest and most notably the only one without oil. Armed conflict and political hostility are the rule, not the exception, there.
The Trump administration recognized the threat posed by the Houthis, but didn’t do much about it. According to Bolton, direct U.S. involvement in the Yemen conflict ended with the 2018 suspension of in-flight refueling of Saudi air operations in Yemen. And Trump didn’t designate the Houthis as terrorists until his last day in office.
Team Biden may wish Trump had done more. That way, the new administration could more dramatically signal its willingness to back Iranian interests and sell out Saudi Arabia.
As it is, Biden must settle for small gestures. Thus, he announced last week, in his first presidential foreign-policy address, that “we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” (Emphasis added)
(Read more at Powerline blog)
Over the past eighteen months, a number of Middle Eastern states have entered into treaties with Israel
During the last year and a half, the Trump administration arranged treaties between a number of Middle Eastern states and Israel. Will the Biden regime undermine those treaties by supporting a rogue Islamic regime?
The Biden administration on jobs
Congressional Budget Office: $15 minimum wage will destroy 1.4 million jobs
Breitbart points to the Congressional Budget Office and their prediction that a $15 minimum wage will destroy 1.4 million jobs.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is out with a new report undercutting the case congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden have been making in favor of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
On Monday, the CBO released its report analyzing the economic impact of the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The CBO found that legislation would increase the federal budget deficit by $54 billion between 2021 and 2031. More importantly, however, the legislation would drive up the prices of goods and services, while also reducing employment by 1.4 million jobs. The report states:
In 2025, when the minimum wage reached $15 per hour, employment would be reduced by 1.4 million workers [or 0.9 percent of all jobs], according to CBO’s average estimate. In 2021, most workers who would not have a job because of the higher minimum wage would still be looking for work and hence be categorized as unemployed.
“Young, less educated people would account for a disproportionate share of those reductions in employment,” the CBO adds.
The report comes as both Biden and Democrats have argued that raising the minimum wage should be included in the $1.9 trillion relief package meant to combat the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Last month, in an address delivered from his home state of Delaware, Biden asserted that a $15 minimum wage was required to ensure “nobody working 40 hours a week should be living below the poverty line.”
“There is real pain overwhelming the real economy, one where people rely on paychecks, not their investments, to pay for their bills and their meals and their children’s needs,” the president said.
With the inclusion of the $15 minimum wage increase, the $1.9 trillion relief program has become controversial. Even moderate Democrats, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), have expressed concerns that such a large hike would overly burden small businesses already reeling because of the virus.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Never mind the potential job destruction of a $15 minimum wage — focus on the jobs lost to Biden’s hatred of oil, gas, and coal
Some estimates put the job losses created by cheatin’ Biden’s killing of oil, gas, and coal jobs to be in the millions. Add to that millions of low-paying jobs lost to a $15 minimum wage and Biden may be able to trigger a depression (rather than the recession that stayed with America throughout the Obama years).
Jen Psaki mocks reporter when asked about Keystone pipeline job losses
The New York Post shows how Democrats mock those who got put out of jobs.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday mocked a reporter who asked when workers on the canceled Keystone XL pipeline would get “green jobs” promised by President Biden.
It’s expected that up to 11,000 jobs will be lost following Biden’s day-one decision to immediately shut down construction of the pipeline that was supposed to carry oil from Canada to Texas — leaving South Dakotans reeling and 1,000 people immediately out of work.
“Where is it that they can go for their green job?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki at her Monday afternoon press briefing, referring to Biden’s promise to create good-paying union jobs in the green energy sector as his administration attempts to end the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.
“That is something the administration has promised and there is now a gap so I’m just curious when that happens, when those people can count on that?” Doocy added.
“Well, I’d certainly welcome you to present your data of all the thousands and thousands of people who won’t be getting a green job,” Psaki snarked. “Maybe next time you’re here you can present that.”
“But you said they will be getting green jobs. I’m just asking when that happens?” Doocy responded, noting a report by the Laborers’ International Union of North America that found 1,000 union jobs on the Keystone project would “immediately vanish.”
Another 10,000 construction jobs expected to be created by the project have also been nixed by Biden’s decision.
A prominent union leader and Biden ally, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, lashed the decision in an Axios on HBO interview Sunday, saying Biden should have also announced where he would replace those lost jobs.
“I wish he hadn’t done that on the first day, because the Laborers International was right. It did and will cost us jobs in the process,” Trumka told Jonathan Swan.
“I wish he had paired that more carefully with the thing that he did second by saying, ‘Here’s where we’re creating jobs,’” he went on, saying he believed Biden knows his announcement was “a mistake.”
Trumka, a former coal miner, also signaled his skepticism at Biden’s plan to transition coal, gas and oil workers to clean energy jobs, saying he was subject to a similar failed policy.
“You know, when they laid off at the mines back in Pennsylvania, they told us they were going to train us to be computer programmers,” Trumka said.
“And I said, ‘Where are the computer programmer jobs at?’ ‘Uh, they’re in, uh, Oklahoma and they’re in Vegas and they’re here.’ And I said, ‘So, in other words, what we’re going to be is unemployed miners and unemployed computer programmers as well,’” he recounted.
But Psaki swatted away the criticism and made a vague promise that Biden would put a jobs plan forward in the coming weeks.
“He has every plan to share more details on that plan in the weeks ahead,” she said when asked how Biden would support workers left jobless by the decision.
Biden’s climate czar John Kerry was also condemned by Republicans last month as “out of touch” when he suggested that energy and coal workers impacted by climate change efforts could “go to work to make the solar panels.”
(Read more at the New York Post)
If you can’t see that Biden doesn’t care about your job, you can’t read
Attitudes like the one displayed by Jen Psaki often get caught from above. The one way we might find that her actions do not represent the Biden administration would be if she gets fired or if she is forced to apologize. Since it has been several days since her mocking of this reporter, I would not count on anything proving me wrong.
Opposite-land in regard to corruption
These 11 Republicans voted to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees due to her pre-office social media endorsements of several extremist conspiracy theories
Newsweek reported on the 11 Republicans that joined all Democrats in removing Representative Marjorie Greene from her committee seats due to old tweets.
Eleven Republican House members have voted in favor of removing Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee seats due to her past social media endorsements of several extremist conspiracy theories. With their support, the House voted 230 to 199 in favor of Greene’s removal from the committees.
Ten of the Republicans who voted against Greene included John Katko, Chris Jacobs and Nicole Malliotakis of New York; Young Kim of California; Carlos A. Giménez of Florida; Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida; Chris Smith of New Jersey; Fred Upton of Michigan; Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. Kinzinger, in particular, has become a vocal critic of Greene, accusing her rhetoric of inspiring anti-government insurrectionists.
While House Democrats clamored for Greene to be removed from her assignments to the House Committee on Education and Labor and the House Budget Committee, stating that the influential seats legitimize her extremist views, it was initially unclear how many Republicans would side with the Democrats.
In Greene’s past social media comments, she has advocated for violence against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama, said that an airplane never hit the Pentagon during the September 11 terrorist attacks, accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of slicing off a child’s face and wearing it and many other conspiracy theories.
On Wednesday, Republican Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy said that Greene had specifically denounced her past comments in support of QAnon, her belief that all school shootings were staged events meant to increase firearm regulations and her belief that wealthy Jews used a space laser to start the 2020 West Coast wildfires.
Wearing a face mask that said “FREE SPEECH,” Greene echoed McCarthy’s statement in a Thursday House floor speech she made before the vote. She said that in 2017, her personal upsets and distrust in government had caused her to “stumble” onto QAnon, the conspiracy theory that Democratic and Hollywood elites run a Satanic and cannibalistic international child sex-trafficking ring.
“The problem with that though is I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true, and I would ask questions about them and talk about them, and that is absolutely what I regret,” she said.
Greene said that she believes the September 11 terrorist attacks “absolutely happened” and that “school shootings are absolutely real and every child that is lost, those families mourn it.”
“These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me,” Greene claimed. “They do not represent my district, and they do not represent my values.”
In the past, Greene said the Democrats and the “Fake News Media” were “coming after” by bringing up her past social media posts because she’s “a threat to their goal of Socialism” and represents “the people, not the politicians.” She has also said that Democrats want to “destroy Republicans, your jobs, our economy, your children’s education and lives, steal our freedoms, and erase God’s creation.”
(Read more at Newsweek)
If Democrats punished their own and Republicans punished their own, this would be ok
Problem is that Democrats punish Republicans and Republicans punish Republicans, but nobody punishes Democrats.
Democrats can sleep with Chinese spies. Democrats can threaten countries we are aiding with withdrawal of billions of dollars of that aid. Democrats can have relatives receive hundreds of millions from foreign criminally-affiliated sources.
Democrats can make speeches to crowds where the speaker encourages acts of violence. Democrats can make violence-encouraging speeches and then fund-raise to bail thugs out that responded to her speeches.
White House confirms Hunter Biden still holds stake in Chinese private equity firm
The Epoch Times reports that Biden has confirmed Hunter’s continued stake in a Chinese private equity firm.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to confirm that President Joe Biden’s son Hunter still holds a stake in a Chinese private equity firm.
“He has been working to unwind his investment,” Psaki said during a Feb. 5 press conference when asked about Hunter Biden’s stake in Bohai Harvest RST Shanghai Equity Investment Fund Management, commonly known as BHR Partners.
Psaki’s remarks confirmed an early report by the Daily Caller saying the president’s son still holds a stake in the Chinese company.
She then directed reporters to the younger Biden for further questions.
“I would certainly point you—he’s a private citizen. I would point you to him or his lawyers on the outside on any update,” she said.
Hunter Biden didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Epoch Times.
George Mesires, a lawyer who represents the president’s son, said in an Oct. 13, 2019, statement that Hunter Biden intended to resign from the BHR board of directors on or by Oct. 31, 2019.
Business records show that Hunter Biden left the board of directors on April 20, 2020. However, he still holds a 10 percent stake via his company, Skaneateles LLC.
Hunter Biden is the sole beneficial owner of Skaneateles LLC, according to Washington, D.C., corporate records obtained by the Daily Caller.
The president told CNN’s Jake Tapper that his family would refrain from foreign business to avoid conflicts of interests.
“My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise that is in conflict with or appears to be in conflict, where there’s appropriate distance from the presidency and government,” he said during the Dec. 3, 2020, interview.
(Read more at The Epoch Times)
One bottom line is that Democrats have learned to not be embarrassed by law-breaking
As long as Democrats don’t blush, they seem to be able to get away with anything. The press just takes a picture of them smiling. Big smile — surely no harm happened.
Biden son-in-law’s involvement in company raises ethics questions
NewsMax catches the Biden administration in a “duh” moment when they acknowledge that another family member has taken a compromising position.
President Joe Biden’s son-in-law’s involvement in a company that invests in companies seeking federal government contracts has raised more questions about ethics and nepotism which follow previous questions about his son’s business dealings.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that Biden’s family members, in this case his daughter Ashley and son-in-law Howard Krein, are benefiting from their relation to the president.
“The president has made clear there will be an absolute wall between him and any business connected with his family members,” Psaki said. “We’ve put in place stringent policies.”
However, both ABC and Fox News reported that a small tech firm, Yosi Health, which has developed software to improve COVID-19 vaccination distribution, in December contacted StartUp Health, a company where Krein serves as the chief medical officer, specifically because of its government contacts.
“Our goal with StartUp Health is to leverage their relationships and work with state and federal agencies,” Yosi CEO Hari Prasad told with ABC News.
Ethics accusations against Biden have largely focused on his son Hunter, particularly after a laptop reportedly belonging to him was left unclaimed at a Delaware computer repair shop that contained emails that suggested influence peddling. They also appeared to contradict Joe Biden’s claims that he had no knowledge of his son’s business affairs.
Tony Bobulinski, a business associate of both Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, in a firm that was a joint venture with CEFC China Energy, rebuked Joe Biden’s claims, saying the former vice president and now president was well aware of his son’s activities.
(Read more at NewsMax)
A second problem is that Republicans don’t fight
Republicans debate. They don’t fight. They work with “their friends across the aisle.”
Opposite-land in regard to unity
Biden calls for unity, but party’s recent past tells different story
Fox News comments on Biden’s speech and the Democrat history on unity.
This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” January 20, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Welcome to “Hannity.”
We do have breaking news we’re following tonight — violence erupting again in Portland and Seattle.
And today, after a historic and groundbreaking four years in the White House, President Trump departed Washington, D.C., a huge crowd awaited him. In his final remarks, the president reiterated that his America first movement has only just begun.
Make no mistake: The 75 million Americans who voted for President Trump, they are not going away. I’m one of them, I’m not going away either, although many on the left would probably love that.
Our conservative values, they are not going away. Our dedication to the Constitution, that’s not going away. Our love of freedom and justice for all, that’s not going away either.
Look at this crowd when he arrived in Florida. We’re going to show you more of it coming up later, and also we are following the story out of Portland and Seattle. I guess we don’t have the video yet.
All right. Coming up, we will talk about the future of the America first, make America great conservatism and the Republican Party.
But, first, like it or not, Democrats are now in control of all branches of government. And the White House this morning, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
And, by the way, in his first address to the nation, Joe predictably meandered his way through what is a truly unremarkable, totally forgettable, even pre-rehearsed set of remarks.
Let’s be honest. The rest of the media mob, they were just flat out lying to the American people as usual. This was not in any way, shape, matter or form a memorable speech. It will not be talked about decades to come.
Frankly, to be blunt, it’s already forgotten. Even Bill Clinton seemed to be falling — yeah, he’s nodding off there, take a look, asleep.
Poor Bernie Sanders, he looked miserable and completely uninterested. I don’t know. It looks like he thought he was in Vermont.
As I said on the radio this afternoon, the inaugural address sounded more like an uninspired student council — high school student council president acceptance speech from a guy who desperately was craving a nap. And, of course, the main theme of the speech was unity.
After four years of outright lying, conspiracy theories, witch hunts, one hoax after the other, vitriol, nonstop hysteria, two impeachments — including one that is still unconstitutionally ongoing, Biden’s hollow calls for unity are both laughable and completely disingenuous. Total and complete B.S.
Well, cheap, basically, bumper stickers and old worn out liberal socialist cliches. Take a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: To restore the soul and secure the future of America require so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy, unity.
REP. MAXINE WATERS, D-CALIF.: This is a bunch of scumbags. That’s what they are.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Those are very strong words, Congresswoman.
WATERS: They’re all organized around making money.
BIDEN: My whole soul is in this, bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation.
HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: You cannot be civil with the political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.
BIDEN: With unity, we can do great things, important things.
DON LEMON, CNN HOST: The president is a racist and he is a demagogue. That is just a fact.
BIDEN: For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury.
REP. JERROLD NADLER, D-N.Y.: This administration is behaving like a bunch of thugs and gangsters.
BIDEN: We must end this uncivil war.
REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF., SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: And, sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with their allies in the Congress of the United States.
BIDEN: We can do this if we open our souls, instead of hardening our hearts.
KATIE COURIC, TV HOST: The question is, how are we going to, really, almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?
(END VIDEO CLIP)
HANNITY: You need to be deprogrammed. You are in a cult of Trump. Reeducation camps for you and your children. Send them to PBS torture camp every day for 24 hours a day, after they take your kids away from you.
Now, if Biden truly wanted unity, instead of just words and just cliches, he would’ve started by ending the vitriol in his own party. For example, he could have stopped comparing Republicans to Nazis like he did a week ago.
He could ask his colleagues to stop referring to 75 million peace-loving Trump supporters as domestic terrorists that support insurrection when they absolutely do not. He could call for an end to the unconstitutionally post- presidential impeachment charade. He could also apologize for the Russia hoax and all of those lies, and the Ukrainian impeachment.
Mark my words, this will never happen. Biden and now his radicals in power and his party, they don’t give a rip about unity. Slogans, bumper stickers, flat out lies, and smears continue. That doesn’t matter to the mob and media either.
By the way, Fox News alert, starting at 12:00 noon today, 99 plus percent of the media mob in this country, they officially started what will be pretty much a four years long vacation. The hard-hitting questions will be gone, the combative press conferences over, the investigative reports with one anonymous source after another, that will be a thing of the past. The tingling sensation up and down the media mob’s legs, well, they are throbbing like never before.
(Read more at Fox News)
Mitch McConnell would probably like to get back to working with his friends across the aisle
Mitch would like to give in on something so that we can all move on. Likewise, Liz Cheney would like to make compromises for the sake of peace. If that occurs, it will only steel my intent to fight these guys.
Interpreter for the deaf fired for having supported Trump
The New York Post reports that Heather Mewshaw was fired from her job as an interpreter for the deaf due to her having voted for President Trump.
The White House sign language interpreter who was outed as a supporter of former President Donald Trump said Sunday she hasn’t been offered a return engagement since — and blasted critics who attacked her credibility and professionalism.
Heather Mewshaw, who began working as an independent contractor for the White House last year, said she hasn’t been contacted by the Biden administration in the wake of a Time magazine report that revealed she translated speeches for conservative social media groups.
“The goal of my activity — at the White House or with Hands of Liberty — is that it’s all about access,” Mewshaw told The Post.
“The thing is, I was canceled and humiliated publicly and it was unjust and unfair.”
Mewshaw, a 41-year-old married mother of four from Glen Burnie, Md., also said she’s been “harassed” and “intimidated” online for providing American Sign Language translation for the Hands of Liberty Facebook group and its defunct predecessor, Right Side ASL.
Those videos include one featuring former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani that’s titled “What Really Happened On January 6th?” — the day of the deadly storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters — and another, since removed, that featured controversial Dr. Stella Immanuel, who has promoted treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine, which the FDA has banned for that purpose.
Mewshaw said she doesn’t necessarily agree with everything she translates, but does the volunteer work in response to requests from people who want to see speeches by Republican politicians and other conservative figures translated into ASL.
Her critics, Mewshaw said, “don’t want this content to be interpreted because they don’t believe in it.”
“Deaf people just want a chance to decide for themself what information is out there,” she said.
Mewshaw also claimed there’s a “double standard” for conservative ASL interpreters and pointed to remarks last year by David Cowan, who translated speeches by Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and other GOP state officials after attracting attention for signing a Beyoncé song at the 2019 Atlanta Pride festival.
“To me, it doesn’t matter — Democrat or Republican, gay or straight. I’m there to provide a service and deliver a message to deaf people,” Cowan told Atlanta magazine.
Although she acknowledged being a Trump supporter, Mewshaw said she paid “about $20” to buy a red “Keep America Great” hat for a video titled “Thank You President Trump from the Right Side ASL Team!” that was posted the same day President Biden was inaugurated last month.
Mewshaw said she was upset by images posted online that falsely show her wearing the hat during White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s Jan. 25 briefing.
That marked the first and only time she was hired by the Biden administration after interpreting five briefings for the Trump administration between Nov. 19 and Dec. 15.
Other attacks on Mewshaw included a Change.org petition that’s garnered nearly 9,000 signatures and a since-deleted tweet by deaf model and actor Nyle DiMarco, who wrote, “Imagine what harm she could cause..,literally holding the message in her hands.”
(Read more at the New York Post)
It would be interesting to find out if Nule DiMarco still has a job
Liberals invent a situation and get someone in hot water. Then another takes the invented situation and gets that someone fired. So why doesn’t this go full circle
Opposite-land in regard to Twitter and free speech
Twitter says Trump ban is permanent – even if he runs for office again
The Guardian reports that Twitter has made its banning of Donald Trump permanent (even if he runs for president again).
Donald Trump’s ban from the social media platform Twitter is going to stick even if he runs for the White House again – and even if he won again, a senior executive said on Wednesday.
The former president’s permanent block from Twitter is permanent, Twitter’s chief financial officer, Ned Segal, said during an interview on CNBC when he was asked whether Trump’s tweeting privileges could be restored if he ever returns to power.
“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform,” Segal said.
He added: “Whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official. Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back.”
The news came as Trump’s impeachment trial is taking place in the Senate, on a charge that he incited an insurrection with his inflammatory exhortations at a rally in Washington immediately before the breach of the US Capitol by a murderous mob on 6 January.
When he was impeached last year, he tweeted criticism throughout, although then, and now, he declined to appear at the trial in his own defense.
This time around, with Trump’s Twitter account having fallen silent, the impeachment trial is proceeding without such online heckling.
(Read more at The Guardian)
The banned him for incendiary comments, but the comments were not incendiary
Now it seems that Twitter just bans people for being conservative.
Twitter Safety refuses to block anarchists in India
opIndia comments on how Twitter put itself above Indian law.
Twitter has decided to brazen it out and put its own rules above Indian laws and refused to withhold or suspend accounts that have been accused of inciting violence in the country. In a series of tweets and a blog, Twitter tried to explain its stand on not taking action against provocative tweets by certain verified individuals.
Twitter cited freedom of speech and expression as per the Indian Constitution for news media entities, journalists, activists and politicians for refusing to take action against the offending accounts.
(Read more at opIndia)
How can Twitter consider themselves an advocate for free speech after banning who knows how many conservatives?
This business of their continuing “to advocate for the right of free expression” never started. Because they only advocate for only leftist speech (just as any group that only advocates for only conservative speech), they do not advocate for free speech.