Flashback To 1990’s And Crime

I saw a news feed headline that crime and inflation are at the top of voters’ concerns and, momentarily, it caused a flashback to the 90’s. What a strange trip, indeed.

Crime a top concern and mood for Congress souring deep into the country’s psyche? Damn. It was time for a plan, something new. Along came Newt Gingrich riding to the rescue, Teddy Roosevelt style. There were probably a lot of deniers about the atmosphere around the halls in the Capitol. Sound familiar?

But Newt knew what the country knew, it was time for change and the people’s pet peeve had legs. (lots of them) Remember it was the same dissatisfaction that cost Bush Sr the top job. He wasn’t focused on domestic policy. Betting on Clinton was no jackpot.

The stage was set for Newt’s revolution and contract with America. Still there were many deniers until it happened. Remember Clinton’s pivot to save his ass?

Public mood seems a lot the same today. Crime and policing are issues. We’ve taken a kick in the gut. Then you watch a Democrat majority turn around to push a faux voter rights bill that no one seems to care about. (or sees the need for)

As if we the people were not already fed up enough with the Congressional jackknife.

Word is Newt is now working with Kevin McCarthy, and other Republicans, on a new contract. After past talk of doing it fizzled before, now seems like the right time. I can say it is time for something new because we are as disgusted as I can remember.

Notice though that when that happens, a lot of people in the beltway don’t know it or can’t see it coming. It usually works that way for some reason. (shout out to Liz Cheney)

The people may get it wrong a lot, but once in a while they do get right. Like in 2016 when they sent Trump into the White House. But there were a lot of denials about that too.

 

So when homicides busted the record in LA in 1992, it got people’s attention. Violent crimes also spiked by 41% in Kansas that year.

But when you read the statistical reports, crime rates of many types saw declines in the late 90’s. What accounted for that? Well, a lot of laws were passed on crime, such as juveniles and sex offender registries. “40 states enacted crime legislation pertaining to adults.” Read about it here.

They were getting tough on crime. Sure prison numbers increased. What you might expect to happen. But in those greater statistics is another surprise. In 2016, crime increased by 8.91% from 2015. Crime also increased in 2015 by 11.37% over 2014.

Then guess what happened later? In 2017 and 2018 it decreased.  Now we are hearing all the calls to release prisoners, no bail, revolving doors, or not to prosecute crime to start with. The people are seeing and living the results of these policies. Cities are turning into hellholes. And people are tired of it.

 

Of course all this minutia and attitude of the people is lost on Congress Crawlers. People are sick of the George Soros screenplay. Congress isn’t liked any better either.

See how this works?

But don’t expect Congress to get the message until it happens, after the fact. Even though history is clear about people getting fed up with them. Sure there have to be some members that have just enough brains to read the writing on the wall. That might explain all the members leaving, you know, “to spend more quality time with their families.”

Regardless whether people show up protesting in the streets is not the point. The stage is set that they are so ready for change. And I bet a good many of them have seen the movie before and remember. Newt being one of them.

I can only hope Republicans do come up with some good contract/plan. But the die is already cast, in my opinion. People know what they want. They don’t need to be spoon fed or told. Then after they expect results to follow.

Running and campaigning against Democrats?

Yeah, what is the problem with that? Some say you cannot just run against Democrats. Sorry, we have living videotape documentation. They damn sure better use it. I don’t need wonky policy talk. Say what you mean, what you will do and by golly, just do it. We don’t need fancy verbiage or power point lists. I can give you all the lists you need of problems. Isn’t that enough of an indictment to make the case?

Then let the Democrats try to deny those are very real problems. (they don’t want us comparing notes) Let everyone know what we are fed up with. If you can’t do that, how can you present any alternative? Those commercials can be graphic. Like we haven’t seen it or read about it in the news? We’re all adults here, and we have a justifiable bitch.

The people have a voice in this and need to be heard, too, not just pontificating politicians.

We saw a preview of the process in VA. Also in NJ, if it wasn’t mysteriously pulled out for Democrats. Time is now or never. Take all the territory we can get, because we’re going to need it. Let Democrats have hellhole cities they ran into the ground. Let them hold onto them like the trophies of failures. We’ll circle and surround them everywhere. There should be no way out or escape for Democrats. Let them drown in their swamp.

Oh, it can be a slow process; I don’t really care. Playing footsie games never wins. Personally, I want a crystal clear indictment. And let it flow like a river.

 

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2022

Bitter Biden Invasion Scandal

Biden’s administration took over a billion and a half dollars from the COVID relief program to instead fund his illegal immigration operation on the Southern Border.

This week we saw how bitter Biden can be, in two national security areas, toward the country he is supposed to secure and defend.

The administration took 850 million from Covid funds for testing, another 850 million marked for national stockpile supplies to provide hotel, housing and stealth relocation services to illegal immigrants.

So we know how despicable he is. (1.7 bln worth) With a pandemic crisis, Joe is using our money to provide services to illegal aliens. Not only is Biden not combating the immigration crisis, he is facilitating, funding and incentivizing it directly by his administration.

Who can fix this? Can it be fixed?

 

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2022

FBI Favorability In The Toilet

More validation comes out on that pesky public opinion. Now it seems many people believe the FBI operate as a personal Gestapo for Joey Baby and his administration. Now I wonder where on earth they got that idea?

A Rasmussen poll says

Voter Approval of FBI Declines

1/04/22

Fewer voters now trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many believe the agency is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.”

A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 46% of Likely U.S. voters have a favorable impression of the FBI, including 15% who have a Very Favorable view of the agency. That’s down from May 2020, when 60% had a favorable impression of the FBI. Forty-seven percent (47%) now view the FBI unfavorably, including 26% who have a Very Unfavorable impression.

(To see survey question wording, click here.)

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/voter_approval_of_fbi_declines

Just where do Americans get that crazy idea? Now do the Dept of Justice.

Joe and Jen Tag Team Show – No Tell

Chop Suey Joey served with a Hot Psaki chaser.

Man, that’s a Lying Biden smorgasbord.

This is never going away, no matter how much dementia Joe gets.
Miranda Devine wrote in NY Post:

As Jim talked, Bobulinski marveled at the political risk to Joe’s career if his family’s flagrant influence peddling during his vice presidency came to light.

“How are you guys getting away with this?” he finally asked. “Aren’t you concerned that you’re going to put your brother’s [2020] presidential campaign at risk? You know, the Chinese, the stuff that you guys have been doing already in 2015 and 2016, around the world?”

Jim chuckled and looked knowingly at Bobulinski.

“Plausible deniability,” he said, using a term coined by the CIA during the Kennedy administration to describe the practice of keeping the president uninformed about illegal or unsavory activity so he can plausibly deny knowing anything if it becomes public knowledge.

https://nypost.com/2021/11/29/joe-biden-expected-10-percent-cut-in-deal-with-a-chinese-giant/

Over 4 years later, they are still getting away with it but now assisted by media.

US Congress Condemned Satire: Manufactured Outrage

News Alert: Satire is censured in the House but direct threats on Americans, from their government, can continue unabated.

Not to worry, people, on this historic day your beloved Congress – led by aggrieved Democrat ideologues — voted to sanctimoniously censure satire from a sitting Congressman.  He was also stripped from two committees.

You have been saved and spared all the shame of Rep Paul Gosar.

Ticket-tape parade surely to follow. And they did it by utilizing their proxy-voting process — aka Nancy’s rule — which allows members of Congress not  to even show up in Congress to vote their venom. They can phone it in.

Hatred and violence is on the docket to condemn, with as nasty a brush as Democrats could muster.  We must stop this symbolic violence in society. No place for it to fester in Congress. (shout out to condemning Rep Joe Wilson for yelling lie during a SOTUS – same condemnation deserved)

Nope, it belongs on a ball field where Republicans were corralled so their shooter could target them one by one, like fish in a bowl. The Democrat activist got off as many rounds as he could before security took him down. His objective was killing them all — particularly ones on his pocket list.

Or perhaps save the worst violence for when members are mowing their own lawn to be attacked by a crazed Democrat, leaving him permanently injured. That’s the way the game is played. No satire involved.

Then the Democrats can cheer as reports flow about another injured Republican wounded while unscrupulously serving in Congress. It doesn’t really matter where Republicans are attacked just as long as they are.

 

While on the same day as their historic and sanctimonious vote, another rapper called Young Dolf was gunned down walking into a cookie store in Memphis. Any drama symbolism the event had was overshadowed by the very real death of a 36-year old rapper. BLM took a rain check on that.

But the outrage for that, or for the riots and violence last year to further the Democrats’ objectives, is completely omitted from memory. Silence is the Democrats’ deadly weapon of choice. See no evil, speak no evil. It was over a billion in damages but so what? It stirs the passion for cop killings to follow – a necessary ingredient. It further fueled the abolish cops theme which morphed into defunding police across the country.

Yes, Democrats needed to get behind the BLM and donate to bail funds to secure rioters’ and looters’ freedom in 2020. Politics trumps insurrection.

Democrats in Congress have a strange way of picking good duys and bad guys. Like their silence and denial when parents of school children are labeled domestic terrorists. It comes with the political  territory. When they are targeted by the DOJ all the better, because that is what the InJustice Department is there for —  to retaliate against Democrats’ political enemies.

But real violence and threats against the Homeland are ignored and denied as some wild “conspiracy theories” – cooked up by devious patriots trying to protect America. How dare they?

So millions of illegals storm the border but Democrats’ only response is to supply the logistics necessary to get them where they want to go. Busloads of invaders circumventing ‘rule of law’ are given priority over law-abiding citizens and Americans. Special rights are awarded illegal aliens to trump Americans’ genuine concerns for security. Thankfully so.

But don’t you worry your crazy head, be comforted that on this day Congress took a tough stand censuring satire by a vote in the House. They are rising to the challenge of manufactured outrage, threat numero uno.

Memes are out and violence is in, to Democrats.

 

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Defining Times And Terms

It is never just the words Democrats (aka Leftists) use that are the real problem, but the definitions they apply to them that do the damage. So when you follow the Left’s definitions, strange things happen like the world turning inside out and upside down at the same time. Crazy stuff materializes out of the blue.

But in politics, there is a rule that you define your opponent before he/she can. It is all about defining your enemy. That was always the rule. Now something even better has happened. The Left has defined itself, all by itself, and it is not a good brand. So why shouldn’t we run on their own definitions of terms?

For example, all this mess everywhere – sorry I won’t list all the details – is their definition of great leadership. The other day I was reading where they called their evacuation plans in Afghanistan historical and making great progress. That is progress? Do you see what their definitions of terms look like? It is appalling.

“America is back.” There is a keeper. Then you look at what that means. OPEC is back in control, with the US back to relying on foreign energy sources. Open borders. They call a bill the For The People Act that only protects incumbent Democrats. It enshrines Democrats’ power, and then they can call destroying democracy “saving democracy.”

More definitions? Just look around, there are plenty because they love to define things. They defined failure as achievement. They say they are “making progress” on the border. Immigration is a declaration of citizenship — not a Constitutional process.

They have made justice for all into a two-tier justice system – one for them and one for others. But then they want praise for having brought “integrity” back into the system. I know these are grand terms and ideas but they are their own definitions of them.

A new green deal –  socialist spending, corruption and lies – is supposed to save the planet. Who knew you would save the world with fascist corruption? And without it, the world will die a speedy death in 7 or so years, as best they can figure. Give us lies to save the day and all of humanity. More lies, more salvation. Ideology is now science.

Abolishing police is the answer to crime. So then defunding police should also go a long way to cutting crime, significantly. That will cause the attrition of cops necessary to the real goal of abolishing police. Police are the problem not the solution. Anarchy is the solution.

Social workers can be the best law enforcement and just what America needs. The new police are the social workers. Put them in the center of domestic disputes and, guaranteed, only good things can happen from that. No need to be armed.

Get rid of ICE because if we don’t believe in borders then we don’t need any customs enforcement or immigration enforcement. Give that budget money to immigrants.

So don’t charge the criminals and then watch those crime rates go down. It’s magic I tell you. It is all in their definitions. If we can control climate, we can control crime rates.

The best one is the way they define reform. So reforming justice means less justice for people. And it will help those troubling statistics too. It’s all good.

 

How about redefining the word good by anything bad? How about calling failure success? How about calling corruption reform? How about defining everything you are opposed to as racism? How about making discrimination the law of the land? Call opposing it Jim Crow.

So when they say “law of the land” they mean discrimination and abortion. See, they have done a lot with their definitions of things. Now it is up to us just to show their definitions. Let’s call killing a baby “reproductive choice.” Shall we call it a right not a crime?

Lets subsidize institutions that promote reproductive choice (abortion) with tax dollars. And let’s put that right over and above religious liberty or speech. Let’s call freedom of speech “hate speech.” Let’s call government’s wasteful spending “investment.”

Let’s call concealing government information “transparency.”

How about screw all the white papers and campaign plans and platforms, just run on the Left’s definitions — against them. Run on their definition of leadership. Run on what their “success” means – losing and surrender. Run on what their definition of racism is. Run on their definition of prosperity. There is a lot to run on.

One of the basics in contract–making and negotiation (deal making) is defining the terms. But fortunately, Democrats have defined the terms already so we all know what they are talking about. They simplified the matter for us. Now all we have to do is use their terms as they defined. Run on their terms.

Joe offered another good one. He says America is back. So this is what America looked like? No it never did. He said from the onset of his campaign that he was fighting to restore the soul of the country. But he is not, he is replacing it with something foreign. This was never the heart and soul of the country. Just look at their definitions. Listen to him. It’s gold.

Incidentally, build back better is another defined term. It means backwards. It means undo progress, independence and prosperity. It means serfdom, birth to death.

Barrack Obama used to talk a lot about fair share. But now we know what their idea of fair share is. It is confiscating as much as they want from you until the point you can’t take it anymore, you’re broke, or they stop. (which of those is going to happen?)

We now know their definition of private and public partnership. It means private sector companies working for them, and doing what government itself is not allowed to do.

We often blame the Left for being vague, and they intentionally are, but we can take them at their definitions of their own terms. They’ve been extremely busy defining them.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

The Real Threats to Our Democracy

Conrad Black, after venting at Peggy Noonan for her felonious attack on conservatives, gives a rich description of the 2020 election problems.

While Noonan dismisses the election results but can’t condemn Republicans enough for Jan. 6th, she parrots the Left’s talking points so well she sounds like any Democrat.

The Real Threats to Our Democracy

Electoral shenanigans and the abdication of judicial responsibility are the real threats to our democracy. Let the audits proceed.
Conrad Black — June 14, 2021

In the Wall Street Journal of June 10, Peggy Noonan captured the kernel of the crisis of national division that afflicts America: Donald Trump and opposed perceptions of last year’s presidential election. Equitable person though Noonan is, she qualifies as a Trump-hater, whose invective against Trump has only escalated over time.

Noonan’s premise today is that any question about the 2016 presidential election is unfounded conspiracism, but that suspicion is growing, spread by “the Trump underworld—the operatives, grifters, and media figures around him . . . This lessens our faith in our systems . . . it leaves the GOP with an untreated cancer.” She holds that “QAnon is important” in propagating this fraud. She thinks that anyone who wasn’t appalled by the storming of the Capitol on January 6 has given up on democracy. Lingering concern about the fairness of the result is in itself an assault upon democracy. “The breaching of the Capitol happened because of a conspiracy theory: that the election was actually won by Mr. Trump but stolen from him by bad people.”

She makes no allowance for exactly the opposite view: that there is ample evidence that Trump was sandbagged in rigged voting and vote-counting in only six states, stonewalled by the courts, and defamed by a unanimous national political media: the courts couldn’t face overturning the election, and the media can’t accept the idea that it was a tainted election. I agree with her that “the only thing that can stop” (the cancer that supposedly afflicts the GOP, even if it is in fact benign righteousness) “is true facts independently developed and presented with respect and receipts.”

This is correct but the analysis of the causes of the current dangerous division in the country’s political life must start—not with the invasion of the Capitol, which has already been investigated and yields nothing damaging to Trump—but with a serious analysis of the election results in six states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The election went off without a hint of a problem in 44 states. In the six states named there were changes to voting and vote-counting rules adopted supposedly to respond to the difficulties imposed by the pandemic and often in constitutionally questionable ways.

In addition to a large number of specific complaints by individual voters about the treatment of their own votes, there were 18 direct challenges to the constitutionality and integrity of the electoral process in those six states plus the case of the attorney general of Texas supported by 18 other states accusing the swing states of violating their constitutional pledge to assure fair presidential elections on such a scale that the result of the election was tainted. The judicial system declined to hear any of these cases for process reasons. It simply won’t do for the Noonan-unanimous media stonewall to say that Trump’s complaints were just sour grapes, examined and dismissed by impartial justice. Peggy Noonan knows better than I do about hundreds of thousands of votes arriving with lopsided Biden majorities in the middle of the night at Mark Zuckerberg’s drop boxes in Pennsylvania that were then immediately mixed with other ballots with no possibility of verification.

She knows that the Boland v. Raffensperger case over why the ballot rejection rate dropped in Georgia by 90 percent from 2018 wasn’t judged but was rejected because the party sued arguing that the Georgia Secretary of State was “an improper party.” The corresponding case in Michigan, Donald J. Trump For President Inc. v. Benson, alleging violations of state law by the failure to allow access by observers was not heard because it was only filed at 4 p.m. on November 4.

All America saw the videos of vote counters clapping as Republican observers were evicted and plywood was placed over the windows. The judge ruled Michigan’s secretary of state had no responsibility for monitoring drop boxes despite a recently adopted law requiring such surveillance. In Pennsylvania, Metcalfe v. Wolf alleged that anywhere from 144,000 to 288,000 completed mailed-in or absentee ballots may have been illegal based on testimony from a U.S. Postal Service contractor. The judge declined to hear the case because such a request was required to be filed within 20 days of the alleged violation (although, in fact, it appears to have made that deadline).

In Wisconsin, Trump v. Evers alleged extensive violations of state election laws including the issuance of a large number of absentee ballots without written applications, unauthorized filling-in of ballots by municipal clerks, lack of verification of the authenticity of large numbers of absentee ballots. Yet the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a divided decision found that the suit had to begin at the lowest course and proceed upwards, a material impossibility in the short deadlines allowed…../

More at American Greatness

 

Also see:

Guilt for January 6 Belongs With Those Most Eager to Condemn It

By  

George Will, Peggy Noonan, and other estimable friends bear a heavy responsibility in the disaster that has now been riveted on the backs of the American people and the world.

Biden’s America, Crazy As That Sounds

Welcome to Biden’s America. But upfront I have one simple question, when did hating America become cool? Another question is why?

We do know it is underway at some speed and the radical hate-America base is at the center of it. Biden’s America is in full bloom.

There is an open border invasion underway, economic factors including budgets and deficits are being broken far beyond anything we experienced. (we can’t even nail down a basic definition of infrastructure.)

Crime is rampant up by triple digits in many areas. Thousands of wealthy people had their private tax info exposed; war was declared against schools, energy, rights, history and culture. It is not a pretty picture.

The war on energy was kicked off the first day shutting down Keystone XL pipeline but it did not stop there. Now multiple secondary pipelines are in team Biden’s cross hairs, from N Dakota to Minnesota, to Wyoming. So pipelines are apparently like Lays potato chips, you can’t shut down just one. And shutdowns are becoming the norm.

Along with those leaked tax returns, Biden is adding 80 billion to IRS budget to hire and deploy 80,000 new agents to descend on the public. Lois Lerner eat your heart out! We can only guess at what that abuse and results will look like – or where they’ll end.

 

Corporations — in other words the private sector — are being commandeered, employed and weaponized by government against the public. These are the same people who detest the Citizens United decision, ironically. They fiercely want that decision overturned, along with Heller. Nevertheless, they are recruiting businesses to tow the radical left’s line by fear or jeer to do their political bidding.

Or, as Hitler said, he was not against people owning private property, just so they understand they are an agent of the state.

Meanwhile, the budget and debt crisis they are constructing will balloon the national debt to over 44 trillion dollars. For reference, before the pandemic hit the debt was at 17 trillion dollars. Biden’s debt spree is 8 times what Trump spent.

Biden will also attack any part of the economy which relies on fossil fuels. How can you grow and economy under that pressure? Oh, you can’t. Revealed in his budget analysis, they forecast about 1.9% growth for years out, which is stagnant. Those are optimistic projections. But if they call all their spending investment, then look at the return.

Next up they have gun rights and the second amendment in their cross hairs, too. A global corporate tax is in the works along with massive capital gains and tax hikes, which also will affect the poor and middle class. Inflation is about to make Jimmy Carter look good. And the military is being turned inside out to purge patriots.

 

The HR1 and S1 bills are drastically changing the entire political and electoral system. Dems feign complaints over state legislation to preserve the integrity of elections.

Yet we are less than 6 months into this radical anti-America agenda.

But let’s review: we never got answers or to the bottom of Hillary’s emails, Benghazi, the IRS targeting scandal, or the multifaceted 4-year coup against Trump. Flush and repeat.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Border Metaphor




Only 48,00 families with children have been sent back across the border to Mexico. And even that low number seems to be ending with ACLU’s extortion lawsuit against US government to stop it all together.

Just see this article backgrounder: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-stops-flying-migrant-families-across-southern-border-states-amid-pressure-from-advocates/

So when liberals argue that the administration is expelling people back across the border, this is the number — or wasthe number. But now they are reducing even that to almost 0, under pressure from immigration advocacy groups like ACLU.

 

I’ve come to the conclusion that our open and broken southern border is the perfect metaphor for America. In about a year, we went from the glory days to the gory days.

Slo-Mo Joe Biden at the helm of this spiral to disaster compounds what is probably the worst that could happen in America, on all levels of measure.

There was a time when people checked themselves about whether they were being honest or too hard on Liberals’ objectives? No more. They deserve our disdain, and then some. They are even worse than the brochure claimed they were.

But worse than the metaphor of destruction, a mood has swept over the country not seen since Jimmy Carter. This makes the Carter malaise look like an amusement park. And the speed at which he is taking us down this horror ride is breathtaking. Is the point of this whole experience that no one is to survive?

Yet that southern border condition, or lack of, stands as the great metaphor of our country. As hard as Trump tried and did repair the problems, to the glee of most people in the country, Joe is hell bent on demolishing any trace of progress. It shall be as broken as our country is. In fact, he won’t even look or comment on the calamity. He just has Secretary Mayorkas run out to lie saying “the border is closed.”

The same thing will happen over the destruction of the country. They will come to the microphone and say ‘no, it is not…it is all safe and secure.’ With that, media will be happy and continue asking Joe what flavor of ice cream he is eating for the day?   What is it with leftists and ice cream, anyway?

There will be only one flavor of the US when they are done, destroyed. The border is the perfect metaphor of America. A picture is worth a thousand words. A la carte = a la done.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Old Narratives Fade To Dark

Occasionally what happens in the world of political narratives is an old narrative gives up the ghost. That is what happened this week with at least two of them.

But narratives are popular and valued today in the press and media. They take on a life larger than their own. A collective of narratives can be valued even more. But those in prominent places don’t like them to go away easily. No, it takes a lot to boot a narrative, once firmly established, to the curb. Think of all the effort spent in creating them to begin with.

1) Suddenly Joe Biden abruptly shifts to call for a second intelligence look at the origin of COVID and, more  importantly, unpopular theories which recently “gained credibility”.(WaPo) That’s because major media has begun talking about a once taboo possibility of a lab leak in Wuhan China.

So Joey decides to redouble intelligence efforts on examining the cause scenarios. Order a 90-day review to report back the findings. Then decide.

2) The second is the old narrative of “Biden the moderate.” Anyone who still believes that one must have been sprinkled with magic dust. But it was the standard go to description. Joe has never been a moderate. So you have to ask which one is not true, Joe being a progressive(radical) or his near 50 years of Senate record? Actually, the latter record was the lie that he is some moderate deal-maker. That was all created en route to get where he is.

You think if he started off like Bernie he could have gotten here? He had to lie to get people to believe he was something he wasn’t in the first place. Create a fictional profile in order to run for president. It is much easier to believe that than believe he went full-blown progressive now, under pressure.

Now the fictional narrative of Biden crumbles to reveal he is and always was a radical progressive. He didn’t need nudging from Bernie or anyone. Could we think he would do all this stuff trying to create a great progressive “legacy” if he was not a progressive? But old narratives do not like to go away easily, and only if they must. This storybook about Joe simply outlived its usefulness. And anyone who thought or believed otherwise was not paying attention to Biden. (but then who would?)

There we have two vaulted narratives that fell flat on their faces recently And it is why media’s credibility is in the toilet. I only wish people would stop accepting these phony narratives before they become so big, then are weoponized. They might not be so dangerous then.

But for people who believed Joe was some roll-up-your-sleeves moderate, get help. Its over, Joey’s cover is blown to bits. There must have been lots of people who believed that in the election. And he never got the 80 million votes they say he did either. Maybe that narrative will finally crumble in the future, too? But they do hate to give up a good narrative, don’t they?

As to the evolving COVID cause cave-hanger:

Now even this bait and switch “second look-see” is only another narrative in the making. Custom made for twitching ears. A 90-day timetable would give China time to figure out and arrange gratuity to Biden Inc. He might as well send a telegraph request for money. “Dear, Beijing, thinking of you a lot lately.”

So create a narrative that we are seriously looking at the Wuhan lab cause. Have people think he is doing a great service, by committing yet another disservice to the country. Way to go, Joe. This doesn’t mean they admit the  truth about the lab leak cause, just that the original narrative is rendered dysfunctional.

The moral of that story is if you thought Joe sold out America before, then get ready for phase two. It is shaping up to be a doozey.  

But the old narratives never go away completely they just lose cred and fade.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Screwed By Teachers’ Unions

Seriously, at what point do we finally hold teachers’ unions accountable for what they did? They are not exempt from the damages to our society — now or in the future.

But it is strange that any sort of real accountability seems to be fleeting these days, especially from the powerful. All you have to do is declare yourself (or organization) a voting bloc and you receive protected status against all accountability.

Teachers’ unions are no friends of America. They siphon the power away from the people, rendering the rest of us serfs and slaves to the political power.

 

It has finally come out that Randi Weingarten, president of American Federation of Teachers, directly lobbied the CDC to keep schools closed. And now we know that CDC listened to them and actually used their own words in its guidance.

When do unions get to set school policy? When do they get to set national health policy? It doesn’t matter when they did it. It was wrong and our government cannot be used as a long arm for teachers’ unions over the safety and welfare of our children or public.

 

Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show

NY Post

The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February.

The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show.

The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.

The documents show a flurry of activity between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, her top advisors and union officials — with Biden brass being looped in at the White House — in the days before the highly-anticipated Feb. 12 announcement on school-reopening guidelines.

“Thank you again for Friday’s rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance and for your openness to the suggestions made by our president, Randi Weingarten, and the AFT,” wrote AFT senior director for health issues Kelly Trautner in a Feb 1 email — which described the union as the CDC’s “thought partner.”

“We were able to review a copy of the draft guidance document over the weekend and were able to provide some initial feedback to several staff this morning about possible ways to strengthen the document,” Trautner continued. “… We believe our experiences on the ground can inform and enrich thinking around what is practicable and prudent in future guidance documents.”

/…  The AFT also demanded special remote work concessions for teachers “who have documented high-risk conditions or who are at increased risk for … COVID-19,” and that similar arrangements should extend to “staff who have a household member” with similar risks. A lengthy provision for that made it into the text of the final guidance.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/01/teachers-union-collaborated-with-cdc-on-school-reopening-emails/

Who in the hell is running this country? I think we know. Time for some serious accountability. The Biden administration claims this is leading by science.  I know, let the Mexican cartels run our border and immigration policy, too. Right, they already are.  

Swamp Science

Biden’s Joint Session Redress

Well, was it really Joe Biden’s speech? He was pushing Bernie’s platform. You know, the most progressive (socialist) administration in history. But I will start with the end first, which is where Democrats always start.

Interesting that the first place Biden went after he delivered it was to see Bernice Sanders.

But if Biden’s goal was to make Bernie look good, he sure did. Joe told us about all these big spending ideas with big price tags. Then he says we will pay for it by making the rich pay their fair share. (as if they don’t.)

So to seal the deal, Obiden repeated that no one making less than 400k per year would see an increase in their taxes. Whether that is families or individuals is not clear.

Now remember Bernie debating Hillary in 2016 came right out and said the middle class would see their taxes go up substantially — average +6000 more than their current taxes were then.  And even lower income people too. But he said look at all the benefits they would get in return. So it would be worth it. That was Bernie’s deal.

But Biden did not make that pitch.

Delaware Joe either did not get that memo or forgot that part of the Bernie formula. Of course their taxes will have to be raised, too. Biden is just plain lying. At least Sanders admitted it when confronted about it. (that is common knowledge)

In reality, this wasn’t really a State of the Union or Joint Session Speech. It was a straight out solicitation to buy votes. Only it was not peppered with some flowery rhetoric like Democrats typically do. He just went directly out on the street corner to proposition them.

 

He would not talk about what he is really doing or the platform for it.

He claimed America is back…. to the systemically racist country we always were. Then he promises to build back better. Not a chicken but a racist in every pot.

Create a crisis on the border of historic proportions. Then ignore it completely as a non-issue. Then use it to blackmail the country for an amnesty plan.

Attack and run a court-packing scheme on the Supreme Court. Well, even worse than Obama standing up there attacking SCOTUS in his speech.

Calling half the country racists was classic, claiming they are worse than any present foreign threat. Demonize anyone who did not vote for him.

Killing good paying jobs with the stroke of a pen the first day. Killing jobs, jobs, jobs!

Canceling out political enemies or opposition to himself.

Turn the country into a seething mobocracy and then rant about democracy.

Enact gun control any way possible.

Hike taxes under the guise of the rich paying their fair share.

Take credit for the gains Trump built and vaccines he expedited. Now it is back to the business of crooked politics as usual. Swamp rules will be  in force.

But the vote-buying was uniquely bold and undeniable. He made clear his sole intention is to spend lots of money as the incentive for his purchase. He’s only 100 days in; can he carry on this purchase scheme for 4 years? What does he do when he runs out of money? The gig is up because that is all he knows how to do.

Interesting how he claims no rights are absolute. Then he claimed he is not going against the Constitution but only being reasonable. Now we know his definition of “reasonable.” That becomes the new code word for unconstitutional. Free speech gets the same.

He replaced Russian collaboration on every corner with White Supremacist threats everywhere across America. The citizens are now public enemy number one.

But what we really need is redress from Biden and the socialist Left.

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In-fra-structure

That sounds like some Greek fraternity. In reality, infrastructure as most people think it is pretty basic but does not include things like cross-gender studies or transgender education. Infrastructure is as infrastructure does. 

Only in Washington could they take something that is bipartisan and obvious and turn it into a hole to pour money into.

Both Democrats and Republicans have now put out a plan to address infrastructure. But Democrats seem to think it is anything they want.

Big spending has become a sacrosanct political opportunity.

My simple theorem is that the more big-spending they do the more lying and opportunities for it there are. It becomes an assault on truth.

I listened to some callers on Cspan about what is needed in their states relating to infrastructure. They varied but clearly the people interpret infrastructure as roads, bridges, electric grid, water and large projects related to basic needs. Liberals need to redefine terms as they go.

Can’t we, for once, stick to standard or traditional definitions? For instance, school lunches and changing diapers are not infrastructure. (and I don’t care how big a load an 8-month-old puts out daily.) Gender transitioning is not basic infrastructure.

Years ago I envisioned a truth in legislation act, which basically said bills should have to tell the truth about what it does. It has only gotten worse since then. Titles especially should reflect that notion. That definitely would not include re-imagined and redefined terms to suit ideology. Changing terms changes the purpose and intention. It ends up meaning anything.

Now Republicans have a bill focused on only real infrastructure. It has pay-fors in it instead of a blank big-spending bill. We’ll see where it goes. But there are no bridges to re-imagined terms in that one.

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Operation: Information Shutdown

What a difference from the last administration. After the press obsession with news then, Joe Biden suddenly has the luxury of a complete absence of coverage on his administration. Sure, press briefings occur, which only serve to further blot out anything which could be regarded as real news.

Obviously, the orders are out that real questions on issues are not welcome unless they have the certain White House-friendly perspective necessary.

H/T: A fellow friend of this blog had a piece weeks ago with thorough disgust at what is depicted on news aggregate sites. So I took a look at one he mentioned. Indeed, it is stunning the conclusions you can draw just from a simple gleaning.

The big story in 2021 – with our vast social media, tech, and media—is the black out of news and information, creating a giant information black hole. Even if a story of import arises, it gets little to no attention. That is considered satisfactory for the mainstream press. Only news gets coverage that they want reported. Nothing else. Who decides?

They have willing media helpers to make sure nothing gets the attention it deserves unless it is granted permission. What a way to run a country? What a way to run a free press.

However, as he noted in his piece, there are still stories running on anything to do with Trump. But another notable change is that any kind of celeb news, and you know how serial and crazy that can be, seems to have replaced any real news of significance. Anything but real news. Joy Behar, Jennifer Lopez, and Lebron James are flaunted as news jocks.

It is as if the clock was turned back to the seventies and all the press were furloughed, or sent on mission not to cover the news – anything but.

The syndicate Left wants no information flow on what is the most radical administration in modern times acting in secrecy by the most nontransparent standards. Keep the public in the dark on everything. Meanwhile, radical thugs and rioters chant in the streets, “this is what democracy looks like.”

The Orlwellian newspeak of what they do tell us is reminiscent of Russia or China. If they do not want you to know, then you can bet there is a good reason.

What a glaring contrast from the last administration. In your face arrogance on steroids.

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New Rules Of The Road

Familiarize yourself with these new de facto rules of the road under Biden’s administration. This is the latest iteration of the way things are going to be run under Biden.

Government will take or extract corporations’ money and call it “government investing.”

Democrats will tell corporations what political positions or opinions they need to have.

Corporations, this is not your government and these are not your allies in Congress or the Democrat Party; they are now your bosses. You submit nicely to their paradigm.

And you are so naive about it. It was so easy without even a whimper.

Caution Note: but no extra, sanctimonious rights or privileges come with those rules.

Shareholders Warning: you now have a new bottom line, what government tells you it is.

The bad news is people will most likely start treating you like an arm of the government.

So you wanted to be involved in politics? Well, who knew that was a business model?

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I thought I should add some needed pretext to what caused me to write this post. It’s very simple, if you don’t already know.

As soon as Georgia rolled out a bill with new laws over voting and elections, Democrats and activists in the black community jumped up with allies in media/press to oppose it.

Immediately, their media comrades like CNN ran point to put pressure on corporations and businesses to stand up to oppose the bill. Calling it suppression was not enough, they had to demonize, lie and distort every segment of the bill before people could hear about it.

Of course most Democrats did not even read the bill, they just followed the lead of the political hacks. Once lies and distortions take root, it is virtually impossible to undo.

Soon CNN had lines of black activists (read Marxists) empaneled on air calling for corporations to take up the opposition flag against Georgia. They demanded any businesses who did not stand up in solidarity with their Marxists mantra was subject to their wrath and the pain for it. Interpret the threats any way you want.

So Delta initially made a statement which, in their view, was not harsh enough toward it. Coca Cola followed the lead of radicals quickly. They were taking names of anyone who refused to adopt their agenda, calling for boycotts. What did businesses do? The jury is still out. Many, like Delta, have probably joined their radical efforts.

This is now democratization of businesses, as I have written about before, by people who have no skin or investment in those businesses. Radicals only use businesses politically as pawns against their political enemies. This is no longer free enterprise but corporate hijacking and extortion. Sadly, more are complying with the radical agenda demands.

Context complete.

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Broaden The Scope

Is it time to look at things more broadly? If all the emphasis has been on the never let a crisis go to waste, maybe it is time to examine the other side. I mean we have seen what they do with crises, created or not, imagine what they do when things are good?

If they can take advantage of crises, how much more can they extort good economic times? We are about to find out. It might surprise some that their extortion is a two-lane highway.

I don’t know how to prevent that from happening but it is a concern. The Socialists and Marxists will use anything to political and socioeconomic benefit they can, not only crises. For instance, we had the largest growth in the energy sector to become energy independent and what are they doing with that?

The Left cannot have that or allow us to be in that position. You would think that fact would make everyone happy but it doesn’t satisfy the Social Left. They hate it. They want to create problems so they can extort them, at least that has been their pattern.

But don’t underestimate how they can extort good circumstances as well. The Bible says beware of those who call good evil and evil good.  Maybe that is why they revert to their number one issue, race hustling. Or the inane ability to take something that is not a problem and make it the central theme or problem. Then manipulate it for maximum gain. Haven’t we been manipulated long enough?

Here is an observation. We’ve seen a great resilience in the economy. We were in boom before it but even despite the damage the pandemic and lock-downs have done. Sort of tells you what they can get away with, no? That message resonates with the Left.

My simple opinion is: Marxists think the economy is so thriving and times are so good – we are not in a world war nor in economic collapse .—that they believe they can do almost anything to it without consequence. In other words, now is the time to throw anything they at the wall. (they have been plotting for decades) 

So the good in the economy becomes the excuse for all their pipe dreams, despite the doom and gloom that they forecast. Now is the “opportunity” for their wackiest ideas, largely because they believe they can get away with them. Like we saw their craziest ideas in the campaign, now they can extend that in perpetuity because they can.

Here is my analogy for pandemic fever over the last year. They stole something valuable from you. (Call it whatever) Then they extort the theft over you and want to sell it back to you. “Remember how valuable it was?”[he he] So their solution to the whole problem is to write a check on your bank account, against your will, to pay for all their fantasies. But in the end, surprise, you still don’t get back what they took from you. Then you will be charged for whatever they gave to you, in lieu of what they stole from you.

These are not politicians but con artists.

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Plan A Rolling Into AA Nonstop

The Democrats plan is unfolding as of this minute, and the plot is becoming very clear to anyone following the script. As obvious as the clock is on the wall.

That is to ride out their authoritarian control over us, government and the economy using the rubric of COVID but then, when it fizzles out, to shift the same control (now expertise) over the country under another banner – think Climate Change and illegal invasion or any other suitable, created, self imposed crisis or cause du jour.

You don’t have to think hard on that one anymore, they made it clear: COVID is only a dress rehearsal. They always build on their failures. My guess is it will be bigger and more disastrous than even a pandemic was. Maybe a dual or trifecta purpose and cause celeb? So, in fact, this was only a trail run. Get ready for the “ripper and gripper” sequel.

Now that they got people conditioned and accustomed to hunkering down to make every personal sacrifice possible, even families, what is not possible to do to the country next?

Something Wicked this way comes.

But there can be no pause in between to allow return to some semblance of normalcy because there is no more normalcy. It is gone. That has already been demolished.

But sure, even in that scenario, there will still be some winners and losers. The power elite and political brokers will decide who those are too. Together with their new election schemes they see no limits. Why should they? Is there anyone there – or legal controlling authority — to stop or prevent them. They think not.

We aren’t just dealing with the loony Left and political power anymore; we are dealing with a cocktail of evil. Let’s dispel their major notion. science in not a significant factor in any of this. (it hasn’t been) Power and politics are everything. That defies science.

The only veto you have — maybe the only one you will ever get — is in not supporting the left in the midterms. People cried wolf before but now the wolf is telling us himself.

Oh, I don’t really want to believe what I just wrote but the rocks are crying out.

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Throwing Down The Gauntlet

In most major stories there is usually the good guys and the bad guys. Sometimes it is hard to tell which is which. In the past, things were simpler where those lines seemed clearly drawn. Not so now.

Today it feels more muddled and not just in the movies, where Hollywood likes to push those limitations to the max. Even intentionally confusing.

This is especially the case today in law enforcement. But still if you really look at the facts and examine it, you can tell which is which. Those lines are furthered blurred when you cannot give the benefit of doubt to one side.

So its possible you can have the old good cop bad cop routine. You can also have a good cop doing something nefarious, which doesn’t make sense. You could have a bad cop trying to do something that appears righteous, using unconventional means. Or you could have the bad cop doing the same acts that corrupt the system.

You could have a good cop not doing what he needs to do intervening. A good cop could be prevented from doing what is the right thing. Restrictions could make the right thing impossible. You have all these different scenarios outside the normal boundaries of law enforcement. But you also have cops themselves making judgments on right or wrong, with a potential for error.

Why say all this and point out these nuances? Because they become possibilities when it is not obvious who the good guy is in a situation. So it can be, or seem to be, confusing. I think people like clearer lines.

Put on top of that that we usually don’t get those kind of mitigating or condemning factors from press reports. It looks confusing at first glance.

That confusion is where a lot of things can happen, like public perception or outrage or where narratives form. Good can seem bad and bad can seem good. Wrong can be replaced by righteous motive. Right can be clouded by appearance of conspiracy. Right can be condemned for the wrong reasons.

We are human and make these judgments based on what we see and what we know at the time — which often matters. Our judgments are not prefect either. The facts can make it hard to decipher who is right or wrong?

The same thing plays out in politics. Who is right or, if both are wrong, who has the higher ground? Granted these are complex judgments but we are capable of making them, as long as we have the facts and evidence. But when we don’t have those, it makes it almost impossible to make correct conclusions. So a lot of things can hang out in the “I just don’t know” category. Those await more information for us to make those calls.

We can say it doesn’t look good or it doesn’t look bad on our first impressions, yet we just don’t know. Pending. A lot of things are pending where the jury is still out, as they say. Maybe that is a good place to be, or maybe that is not necessarily good. It all depends.

Why go through this rationale at all? Because at some point it matters in a lot of instances. Sometimes it is important and sort of requires fast conclusions where we are not able to render one. Sometimes it is important to take considerable time in making it. Thus, the rush to judgment.

Long for the days when you watched a movie when it was very obvious who was the good guy and who was the bad guy. It seemed to make things simpler. But it doesn’t seem that way today.

When you combine this with systemic problems in systems, it muddies those waters further. When there is corruption on the scale we’ve seen recently, it raises the complexity of a judgment call. While we still know that some things are obviously wrong, they are deliberately shrouded in a systemic pool of corruption to determine who is really at fault.

Remember the old line from Germans that they were only following orders. As if all these things were not enough, put on top of that historical precedents like corruption that never happened before. (never seen) Historical, unprecedented failures and corruption.

You have to use all this to preface the situation we are now in. Sure, we can have an election and get the result that some nefarious people/groups want, for their own purposes, but that doesn’t make it right or legit. It cannot legitimize the process.

Sure, we can have an investigation in search of a justification for the investigation. Sure, we can do an impeachment over things that are normal or legal to do, just because we are determined to have an impeachment.

Sure, we can fail to get answers to things, which were done collectively through the power of state, where no one can seem to be held responsible. Sure, we can have major failures of trust in our institutions then turn around to bestow more power on them, after they thoroughly abused their authority. But who is to stop these things from happening; who will prevent them?

So we can count on courts, those arbiters of the facts. But they are not always given the whole truth. What happens then? We can have faulty outcomes from those entrusted to be the guardrails for law and order.

At some point, we the people have to make our own judgments about all these things, and the consequences, but that process can get very messy. And the mileage varies.

It can get even messier when self-government is stood on its head. We were designed as a republic (if you can keep it) but are leaning toward mob rule – and not necessary a democratic mob. That is a mob which, at its heart, does not care about majority; doesn’t care who is right, doesn’t even care about the rules. It is entirely demand-based. It wants what it wants and it wants it now. It doesn’t care about deliberative, due process. It only wants to be satisfied, which by nature it can never be. It will always be wanting.

How is it that we the people have to deal with all these things and yet are expected to make the right decisions and judgments on everything? We are the guardians expected to keep that republic, but can we when its obstruction prevents that from happening?

We the people need to make some serious, life-affecting decisions. Can we save what is rightfully ours to save? Can we be depended on, by future posterity, to do the right thing given all these circumstances?

May God grant us the wisdom necessary.

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