The week in review

  
By:  Vic Eldred  •  2 months ago  •  37 comments


The week in review
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.

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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.

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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."



Cartoon of the week:

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Another bad week for all of us.




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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

Welcome to Biden's America.

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Any regrets?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 months ago

How can someone who is so senile talk so coherently for 26 minutes?

You're busted again !

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    2 months ago

Yes, I know, he's such a great speaker/s

LMAO!

No doubt his little lecture will convince skeptical Americans to rush out and get a vaccine!/s

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    2 months ago

Several teleprompters and ear pieces for his handlers to back those up in case he starts to wander off the script too far.

How can Joe get away with dodging the media so often by not answering any questions? When he does answer them they are from hand picked members of the press. Ever wonder how he knows who he is supposed to be "calling on now?". It is those strange voices in his head- otherwise known as his handlers. 

A puppet has more autonomy than Joe Biden.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
1.1.3  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    2 months ago

If people aren't rushing yo get the vaccine by now, they're the reason we can't get over the vaccine. There's skepticism and then there's plain stupid. Refusing to be vaccinated is stupid. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.3    2 months ago

You are doing the same thing as Biden. Biden should have won them over. A good deal of them are the minorities that Biden pretends to care about. I assume some of them are people who had the virus. That's where the CDC or Dr Fauci should have been giving some guidance. Istead we have the usual suspects trying to politicize it and casting blame. Last seen they were trying to contradict the Cleveland Clinic Report.

"The study findings reveal that individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection do not get additional benefits from vaccination, indicating that COVID-19 vaccines should be prioritized to individuals without prior infection."

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Gordy327  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.4    2 months ago
You are doing the same thing as Biden.

Not at all. I'm pointing out a simple fact.

 That's where the CDC or Dr Fauci should have been giving some guidance.

They've been giving guidance since the pandemic began. Have you not been paying attention?

Istead we have the usual suspects trying to politicize it and casting blame. Last seen they were trying to contradict the Cleveland Clinic Report.

Blame the politicians for politicizing it and those who listen to politicians over actual scientists.

"The study findings reveal that individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection do not get additional benefits from vaccination, indicating that COVID-19 vaccines should be prioritized to individuals without prior infection."

That is a matter of prioritizing who should receive the vaccine based on the available supply. When the vaccines first came out, there wasn't enough supply to vaccinate everyone all at once. Naturally the smart way to delegate who gets the available  vaccines are those who have not had Covid, as they have no immune protection from it. People who have had covid do have immunity to it. The CDC also recommends that people who have had Covid get the vaccine anyway. I'm not sure what report you're referencing (you didn't cite your source), but even the Cleveland Clinic agrees with vaccinations for those previously infected with Covid. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2  Tessylo    2 months ago

NONE WHATSOEVER.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3  Tessylo    2 months ago

This is everyone's America.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
3.1  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @3    2 months ago

The last 5 and half plus years of leftist denial to the contrary.

Now that Biden is in charge suddenly it is "everyone's America". That includes illegals, foreign criminals, terrorists, cartels, and whatever else the Democrats invite into this country.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4  Sparty On    2 months ago

Most of the folks here, if they have regrets, wouldn't admit it.  

Many of the rest remain blissfully triggered with their chronic TDS.  

So Joe can do no wrong with that group.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @4    2 months ago
Most of the folks here, if they have regrets, wouldn't admit it.  

There aren't many in the middle here. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 months ago

The way i describe it is independently conservative or independently liberal.   I'm the former and Perrie is the latter imo but i agree.

True "middling" doesn't exist for most, not anywhere really.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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4.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.1    2 months ago
True "middling" doesn't exist for most, not anywhere really.

I feel this is very true. Most of us are a mix of conservative and liberal and progressive and etc...   Although I will admit the older I get the more Libertarian I get.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
4.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 months ago
There aren't many in the middle here.

The survival rate of standing between an irresistible force and an unmovable object is nil.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @4.1.3    2 months ago

Never more obvious that the Biden presidency. Biden was always fundamentally a default president, elected in opposition to Donald Trump. Now, he’s lost his foil in Trump and in 8 months has tried to undo everything his predecessor did along with implementing an extreme radical agenda. As the labor market sank and the Delta variant has surged, the default president made his first major decision with an incredibly irresponsible withdrawl from Afghanistan. Leaving Americans behind in a foreign country after an enemy of the United States swept to power and chased us out with our tails between our legs is not likely to be forgotten - ever!  You can count on it!

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
4.1.5  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.4    2 months ago

The standard list ... boring. Our readers are getting sleepy with this Ben Carson style shtick. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.6  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @4.1.5    2 months ago

Still not cutting it as witty or cute.

BTW you're on the wrong thread with Carson. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @4    2 months ago
So Joe can do no wrong with that group.

And one other group requires mention:

On days like today, worth remembering all those "principled conservatives" and "conservative" media outlets that put "country over party" in helping oust Trump from office so that "norms" could be restored.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2    2 months ago

Trump has lied, repeatedly, about 9-11. I guess thats ok though because "he gets things done". 

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.2.2  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    2 months ago

Biden lied and Hunter cried

Turk 182

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @4.2.2    2 months ago

Inanity is not a good look for you. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.2.4  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.3    2 months ago

Stop projecting John and get serious.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
4.2.5  Kathleen  replied to  Sparty On @4.2.4    2 months ago

You know what’s really amusing now? How does it feel to be on the defending side this time. Not so much fun.... jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
4.2.6  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    2 months ago

Trump is responsible for 9-11? Quick someone tell Bush Jr! The left has finally let him off the hook.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    2 months ago

There is plenty of lying going on now, but that's not going to be the problem, John. The problem Biden has is that any act of incompetence will raise questions about his age, even if he would have done exactly the same thing at 38 that he’s now done at 78. But you knew that going in, right John?

 
 
 
Snuffy
Junior Quiet
5  Snuffy    2 months ago
"we need to, by 2020, make sure all our electricity is zero emissions."

Easy-peasy...   Did Biden fail to mention the newest member of his cabinet?  I give  you Dr. Emmett Brown.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
5.1  Sparty On  replied to  Snuffy @5    2 months ago

Only way Biden will ever be viewed as one of our better Presidents is if he manages to invent a Mr Fusion.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
6  JBB    2 months ago

The mad message coming from the far rightwing is so damn incoherent nobody can take them seriously. They are mad as hell if we left friends in Afghanistan and mad as hell if any Afghanis are coming here. They are mad as hell that Biden is not doing enough about Covid-19 and mad as hell he is doing things to fight Covid. They are mad as hatters in Neverland...

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
7  Kathleen    2 months ago

I know that Biden made some mistakes. The problems at the border and his handling of the evacuation of Afghanistan. I have only seen one person on the left admit they thought he could have done better with the evaluation. Not a peep out of the others. Just things like... “well, all that would have happened anyway”. Can you imagine if Trump did that?!?!  It would have been unreal. 

I do think that these unvaccinated people need to get the shot. We have to end this once and for all. I think Biden is using all this for his political gain, so he is not all genuine about the welfare of others. Most politicians are not. His little dig about even Fox employees required vaccinations tells me he made it political in his speech yesterday.  I think he is a bitter old man. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7.1  Tessylo  replied to  Kathleen @7    2 months ago

It's not President Biden who is making this 'political'.

Bitter old man?  Nonsense.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    2 months ago
It's not President Biden who is making this 'political'. Bitter old man?  Nonsense.  

 "One of the lessons I hope our students can unlearn is that politics doesn't have to be this way. Politics doesn't have to be this way. They're growing up in an environment where they see it's like a war, like a bitter feud."....Joe Biden

YESTERDAY:

"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.".......Joe Biden 


Any further questions?

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
8  Hallux    2 months ago

Yikes, Jody, Iowa has been reincarnated.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
PhD Participates
8.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Hallux @8    2 months ago

Yikes, indeed. I remember a time or two I would parody her posts.

If you are listening, Jody…it was done in jest and with respect for your passions. Seems a long time ago. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
9  JBB    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10  author  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

"We got governors across the country what they needed when they needed it, and we respected them to make the decisions best for their state. And now to have a president not just scolding the American people but scolding governors around the country, it just is not the American way. And I expect the response they are going to get across the country will prove that."...Mike Pence


 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
10.1  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @10    2 months ago

Spot on

 
 
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