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Biden to Stack the Supreme Court to make it WOKE April 15, 2021. Constitutional Nobody News.   As expected, the Democrats will introduce a bill to change the Supreme Court turning into the first WOKE institution to permanently change the face of the United States once and for all. Biden pretended to create a commission to study changing the Supreme Court and within a matter of days, they proposed stacking the Supreme Court adding four Justices to ensure the Court will be WOKE. 

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6 takeaways from Joe Biden's CNN town hall President Joe Biden took part in his first town hall since entering the White House last month, answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and audience

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From Rasmussen: 39% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction Monday, April 12, 2021. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending April 8, 2021. This week’s finding is up one point from a week ago.

 

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I decided to do without perked coffee for two weeks and right now I am sipping a cup of brewed Folgers Columbian. It is so good! It made my stomach gurgle at first but now I feel a bit revved up. High Ho, amigos! Two papers, two views, about Biden’s “sanctions” on Russia. The Post and the Examiner are both out of D.C., but The Post is liberal and the Examiner is conservative. Does Biden have a clue about what he is doing? Peter

From The Washington Post. April 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Russia’s moves in recent days to amass troops at the border and deploy navy landing ships and gunboats to the Black Sea have sparked debate among experts about whether Vladimir Putin is truly preparing to escalate his country’s seven-year conflict against Ukraine or simply mounting a defiant show — for his own people, or for the new U.S. administration, which is preparing to enact harsh new sanctions. Either way, preventing the Russian leader from pursuing a reckless course as he did in 2014, when his military forces illegally seized Crimea and started a war in another part of eastern Ukraine that continues today, will require decisive action from President Biden. Allowing a new Russian incursion would not only strike another blow to the fledgling democracy, it would destabilize the global order at a time when the world is facing the twin disasters of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. It would also send a dangerous message to other countries that land grabs will be tolerated and democracies will not be protected. end quote

From The Washington Examiner:  Biden's tough-on-Putin policy is all talk by Tom Rogan, Commentary Writer April 16, 2021 06:00 AM. Facing Vladimir Putin, America's second most eminent adversary, President Joe Biden is fashionably presented as some kind of ordained savior. Biden, the casual thinking goes, is the antidote to President Donald Trump's Russian appeasement policy. There is little factual basis for this understanding. He might call Putin a killer, then a couple of weeks later call up Putin to ask for a summit, but Biden is weak on Russia. So far, at least. Let's start out at sea.

Washington recently gave Turkey, which supervises the Turkish straits, notice that two U.S. Navy destroyers would enter the Black Sea this week. These deployments were a semi-regular fixture under the Trump administration (alongside even more direct naval challenges to Russia), designed to show support for Ukraine as it grapples with continuing Russian aggression. But as Politico reported on Thursday, the latest navy deployment has been canceled. This is because, as one Biden administration official tells the news outlet, "Naval movements are frequently subject to change due to maintenance or shifting operational plans. ... This particular transit was scrapped due to a 'myriad' of reasons, including a desire not to provoke Moscow during a delicate time, the person said." Give me a break.

There are no "myriad" of reasons for this abrupt course change, there is just one reason. Namely, that Biden fears an escalation curve that Putin will control. This is the same mistake the Obama administration made again, again, and again with Putin. The ex-KGB man pretends to be capable of anything and then has his senior staff make a few phone calls which he knows the U.S. National Security Agency will intercept. In those calls, the staff warn that Putin's anger is getting the better of him etc. and that he might do anything etc. The intent is to scare Washington into conciliation. Biden is playing the game well. He even asked Putin for a summit in a phone call this week! And when, on Thursday, Biden introduced limited new sanctions against the Kremlin, he was quick to qualify his actions. "Now is the time to de-escalate," the president said, "the way forward is through thoughtful dialogue and diplomatic process." This overt hesitation is not a very clever tactic for negotiating with the Russians. Putin finds rhetoric very cheap. The weakness abides.

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Fox News: Biden, Harris slam systematic racism in America.

I agree with that, and I agree with objectivists that volition can be a greater factor in life than physicality.

But the Sciences of Medicine, Anthropology and Evolutionary Psychology stress that there are significant differences in racial heredity that matter and not just physical looks. Innate norms, and capacities for talent and intelligence exist within races, as do propensities for greater emotionalism and violence in personal life which is tied to not just a person’s ethnicity or neighborhood.

That is not racism.  However, it is profiling skills, which are needed in certain professions like for social workers, airport screeners, and policemen. It may sound frivolous, but a car salesman might successfully profile an individual car-sale based on race, ethnicity, body language and home location. And more importantly, if lives are on the line, you need to use all your knowledge to successfully end an encounter.  

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Peter,

I disagree on a point, the one about systemic racism that you said you agree with.

Frankly, I no longer see systemic racism coming from places like the Deep South.

However, I do see systemic racism in the very existence of BLM (just look at their name and what they do), critical race theory, the 1619 Project, exclusion of whites in certain institutions and operations where race is not a factor to their operation, even the current persecution of Asians by other minorities, etc. 

In other words, I see the left trying to institute systemic racism at the moment, not fight it.

It's disgusting, too.

Michael

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Woe is Joe, but even more woe comes from Kamalama. Peter

Majority Say Kamala Harris Not Qualified to Become President Monday, April 26, 2021. Most voters have an unfavorable impression of Vice President Kamala Harris, and GOP voters in particular doubt she is qualified to become president. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable impression of Harris, including 43% who have a Very Unfavorable impression of Joe Biden’s vice president. Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely Voters have a favorable impression of Harris, including 28% who have a Very Favorable view of her.

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What is one of the worst things Biden could do? “Well, under Joe's Presidency, $650 billion is going down the drain. From the article below: “Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal includes about $650 billion aimed at curtailing climate change.” If you dig into the issue you will see many countries like China, India and France pretend to be doing big things but then they really don’t. A few small countries do follow the accords, like Morocco. Biden is set upon making us less free, less prosperous, and not as safe. Peter

From Politifact: . . . Tackling climate change was one of the sharpest contrast points between Biden and Trump. Where Trump had rolled back regulations and policies to rein in the release of greenhouse gases, Biden vowed not just to restore those rules, but strengthen them. In addition to Biden’s executive action that brought the United States back into the Paris accord, he announced on Earth Day that the U.S. would reduce emissions by 50% to 52% of 2005 levels by 2030.

Biden also placed a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal land, although the immediate impact would be limited. In 2019, oil from federal land amounted to about 22% of the nation’s total production, and natural gas accounted for about 11%. He gave regulators until July 2021 to set new, more aggressive fuel efficiency standards.

Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal includes about $650 billion aimed at curtailing climate change. He would spend over $200 billion to build and retrofit affordable housing for energy efficiency. There would be about $175 billion to shift the nation to electric vehicles, and another $100 billion to upgrade the country’s electric grid. Bob Perciasepe, head of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, a Washington policy group, said Biden’s moves are bold, especially on greenhouse gas reduction. But he added that Congress remains an obstacle. Biden faces critics on both the right and the left. Republicans accuse him of killing jobs to save the planet. More liberal Democrats have said he isn’t pushing far enough. "He will have to sustain momentum and work with Congress to transform it to durable legislation if we’re to meet the ambitious 2030 targets."

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What a drop in the polls! It looks like Toto, once again, pulled back the veil and Americans saw the Wizard of Ooze and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending April 29, 2021.

From Fox. Biden’s plan created a cradle-to-grave socialist welfare state that began with “free” pre-kindergarten and ended with a welfare program for elder care. “Fox & Friends” “co-host” Brian Kilmeade ripped Biden for punishing small business owners to fund a brand-new welfare state. “All of a sudden you have a situation where you have a total distribution of wealth,” Kilmeade stated. Kilmeade then ticked off the list of proposed socialist welfare programs Biden intended to use his address to Congress as a launching point for. “We’re going to have free community college, free for people that go but it’s going to cost half of America that money. Free pre-K and you have the spending bill on top of that,” KiImeade added that Biden’s proposed six trillion dollars in spending added up to a “restructuring of our government. It is now a basically a slowly but surely socialized economic system that we have.”

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This photo of the Bidens and Carters came out yesterday.

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There's nothing like trying to be artsy-fartsy, is there?

I have a friend on Facebook, novel-writer and former Randian, Michael Prescott, who posted this picture and wrote the following (see here). It's like he took the words right out of my mouth, except he said it better.

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This is an actual photo released by the Carter Center showing Joe and Jill Biden visiting Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn. 

Two points: a) The Bidens wear masks everywhere *except* when visiting two nonagenarians, who are the demographic most at risk, and b) the staging makes the Carters looks like ventriloquist's dummies, which clearly would be more appropriate for Joe. 

Also, there’s just something creepy and freaky about this image. It looks like something out of a David Lynch movie.

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Michael

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4 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

This photo of the Bidens and Carters came out yesterday.

It looks like those chairs were bought in the Ikea kid's section. I suppose they would be easier to get out of, as the Carters age.  

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The resourceful Mick West of Metabunk with a plausible explanation ... 

 

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Mick West is in front but the Biden's appear to be beside the Carters. Odd. In fact Joe and Jill appear to be touching the Carters. 

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On 5/4/2021 at 5:59 AM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

This photo of the Bidens and Carters came out yesterday.

Rosalynn reminds me of Zelda from Pet Sematary.

 

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On 5/4/2021 at 2:34 PM, william.scherk said:

The resourceful Mick West of Metabunk with a plausible explanation ... 

William,

Not a plausible explanation for the dork who chose to shoot that photo with a wide-angle lens. And worse, release it to the public.

:)  

But I did find a core story that explains the dork perfectly.

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He lives in that house.

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(btw - Hat tip to Michael Prescott, see here.)

Michael

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On 5/4/2021 at 3:34 PM, william.scherk said:

The resourceful Mick West of Metabunk with a plausible explanation ... 

You hoser. I think that is a Canadian phrase meaning, "What a great guy!." 

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Today's Top Stories From the Breitbart News Desk May 10, 2021

Americans acclimated to persistently low inflation may be in for a shock in the months to come. Prices are already shooting up. Corn prices are up around 50 percent this year. Lumber prices are nearly four times what is considered typical. Copper hit a new record on Friday. Soybeans are at their highest level since 2012. Oil is at its highest since 2018. Gasoline prices are near multiyear highs.

On Wednesday, the Department of Labor will issue its monthly report on the Consumer Price Index. Economists expect prices to rise a mild two-tenths from the month prior, a slowdown compared with the six-tenths in March. Core prices, which exclude food and energy, are expected to see a steeper 0.3 percent gain, matching March's higher than expected figure. But it's the year-over-year figures that may startle. Economists expect CPI to jump 3.6 percent compared to last year, the most since 2014. That reflects the fact that the year-ago numbers were distorted by the initial "flatten the curve" phase of lockdowns, which severely depressed demand for everything except toilet paper, sanitizer, and yeast to home-bake bread.

Fed officials and most investors think the bout of inflation will be short-lived. Not everyone is convinced. The heightened prices of so many raw goods could push up prices at the retail level for months to come, especially if shortages are not quickly resolved. In a Bloomberg op-ed on Monday, former New York Fed President William Dudley argued that the market is underestimating how high the Fed might have to push interest rates to tamp down inflation once it gets going. A sustained three percent inflation rate could require a Fed target of 4.5 percent, Dudley warns. Nothing like that is currently priced in the bond market, implying that investors would suffer a serious blow if that were to come to pass.

Speaking of shortages, President Joe Biden once again weighed in on the subject of whether unemployment insurance is a factor in the difficulties business leaders say they are having finding workers. The Biden administration last week tried to make the case that high levels of benefits were not adding to the reported labor shortage, pointing to covid fears and childcare needs as the likely culprit. But apparently, the White House senses that this message had few takers, which is why the president returned to it again Monday. This time around President Biden said jobless benefits couldn't be keeping people out of work because anyone turning down a job would lose the benefits—something that simply hasn't been true in most states throughout the pandemic period.

– Alex Marlow & John Carney Breitbart News Network

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Gas was $2.99 today, May15,  in lower Delaware but there were no long lines to get it. Yet, Americans are worried about inflation under Biden. Inflation? You can see it with your own eyes and wallets, so it can’t be “successfully spun” inside a more socialistic, big state America. Remember President Jimmy Carter and a huge jump in gas prices? Well, “Welcome Back Carter.”  

From Rasmussen. What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls Saturday, May 15, 2021. In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports: - President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%. - Most viewers of MSNBC and CNN believe climate change could doom mankind to extinction within 100 years, and viewers of those networks are also likely to overestimate the amount of global warming that has already occurred . . . .  new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters who say MSNBC is their favorite cable news outlet, and 53% of those who say CNN is their favorite, believe if global carbon-dioxide emissions continue to increase at a rate comparable to what occurred during the past decade, humans would become completely or nearly extinct within 100 years due to climate change. By contrast, only 25% of Fox News viewers believe climate change could make humans extinct within 100 years . . . .

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