The week in review
It was another bad week for Joe Biden. Yesterday, the president read from a prepared text on covid mandates. It may have all been part of a strategy to save his presidency. The speech ran about 26 minutes and it was very devisive, strangely ending with the words "We can do it togather." In the speech he targeted 80 nillion Americans (the unvaccinated). To paraphrase "the great unifier" gave us the impression that the vaccinated were angry at the unvaccinated and so was he. He seemed more angry at the 80 million Americans than he did towards his orderly and business-like Taliban.
It was one of the most heinous displays we've ever seen from a president. He unveiled a six step plan, in which Biden announced: "My job as president is to protect all Americans. So tonight, I’m announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees that together employ over 80 million workers to ensure their work forces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week."
He placed the blame on the unvaccinated: "The path ahead, even with the Delta variant, is not nearly as bad as last winter. What makes it incredibly more frustrating is that we have the tools to combat Covid-19, and a distinct minority of Americans, supported by a distinct minority of elected officials, are keeping us from turning the corner. These pandemic politics, as I refer to, are making people sick, causing unvaccinated people to die." It was his job to convince people that the vaccine was safe and effective. He failed. Now the question will be if Biden and the Department of Labor have the authority to do it?
Meanwhile, there are still Americans left behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. We are also learning that many/most of the Afghans evacuated were never properly vetted in Afghanistan. That was left for officials in the US. The Biden administration has been very secretive about who has been left behind as well as those who have been evacuated. Reports from Afghanistan allege that the Taliban are in talks with China over the future of Bagram air base. There is also an administration scheme to provide welfare and benefits to Afghans now in the US.
There was a new bombshell report from the Intercept on Dr Fauci and "Gain-of-Function research.
In the CA Governor's recall election, democrats have pulled out all the stops to remain in power. It may be too much for Larry Elder to overcome. Most recently a masked woman threw an egg at Elder and assaulted one of his staff members. Elder told Tucker Carlson: that if he were a Democrat, the incident would "be called systematic racism," or a "hate crime."
The left has focused most of their attention this week on the new Texas abortion law. It kind of plays into the hands of pro-life strategists, who know that all the attention will make the Mississippi abortion law seem like a compromise when it comes before the SCOTUS.
Yesterday Donald Trump endorsed a Wyoming attorney, Harriet Hageman, in his campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics.
What have we learned this week?:
We learned that about 20% of those who voted for Joe Biden regret their vote. There are a few here who consider themselves independents, though it doesn't always seem that way. Some on the left seem to like foreigners far more than they like Americans. Just about everyone on the left liked the idea of Joe Biden removing Trump appointees from military panels. More veterans have openly criticized Biden's Afghan withdrawl. The Biden administration is working with the Taliban to get remaining Americans out. It's all up to the Taliban. The administration is left with zero options. Many landlords are reviewing their financial options because of unpaid rent from tenants who are struggling due to the pandemic, as they continue to make their own house payments. We have at least one member who told us that no illegal immigrant has ever voted in a California election. She could not offer any proof. Last but not least, Joe Biden told us that " we need to, by 2020, make sure all our electricity is zero emissions."
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Another bad week for all of us.