Rock Bottom

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  6 days ago  •  30 comments

Rock Bottom
“Eliminating the 60-vote threshold on a party line with the thinnest of possible majorities to pass these bills that I support will not guarantee that we prevent demagogues from winning office,” the Arizona senator said. “Rather, eliminating the 60-vote threshold will simply guarantee that we lose a critical tool that we need to safeguard our democracy from threats in years to come.”

Ever since the debacle in Afghanistan it seemed that Joe Biden had sunk to the lowest level he could go, yet he keeps hitting new lows. This week has got to be rock bottom. With the Omicron variant spiking across the country with the highest rate of hospitalization and news of inflation hitting a four decade high, Joe Biden ventured out to Georgia, where he was shunned by Stacey Abrams. There he made a divisive, offensive speech in support of the radical democrat goal of federalizing elections. The speech was widely criticized by democrats and Republicans alike. Thursday was even worse. The House of Representatives under Nancy Pelosi had quickly passed voting bills and sent them over to the Senate. There Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to push a vote on changing Senate rules in order to scrap the filibuster so democrats could pass their power grab voting bills with a simple majority. Schumer did it without even knowing if he had the votes and he had a member out sick to boot. Senate rules require members be present in order to vote. Kyrsten Sinema rose to the occasion and announced her intention to keep the filibuster alive. Later that same day the Supreme Court ruled the Biden administration had absolutely no authority to to force employers to require that workers either have to be vaccinated or undergo regular testing for COVID.


The week:


The Supreme Court halted enforcement of Joe Biden's employer mandate, ruling that his administration doesn't have the authority to force employers to require that workers either have to be vaccinated or undergo regular testing for COVID. It marked the second time the nation's highest court unwound a pandemic policy of the Biden administration, again concluding that federal officials exceeded the power given to them by Congress. The Court blocked his eviction moratorium in August. Biden is now urging business to use his policy anyway, in spite of what the Court ruled.

"Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly," the court wrote. "Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category."

A small consolation was that the Court permitted a vaccine mandate on people employed at health care facilities that receive federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid. That measure affects about 10 million workers.


Earlier in the week health officials testified before congress. In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen Rand Paul once again grilled Dr Fauci on reports he sought to quash "fringe" epidemiologists' coronavirus strategies. Sen Paul also asked Fauci to address accusations that he is at least tangentially culpable in the creation of viruses through gain-of-function research.

"Fauci funded the lab," Paul would later tell Fox News host Martha MacCallum. "He tried to obscure the idea that he was giving money to the lab and then he steadfastly, for two years, said it wasn't gain of function, that they weren't taking viruses that don't exist in nature, creating them and creating viruses that are so dangerous that they could actually wipe out a portion of humanity."

Almost emblematic of their advice over the past year, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky wore a double mask and Dr Fauci wore none.



In other news:

The latest Quinnipiac Poll now has Joe Biden's job approval at 33%.

Stewart Rhodes, 56, the leader of the anti-government group, the Oath Takers, was taken into custody by federal officials in Little Elm, Texas, on Thursday, after a grand jury returned indictments against him and a core group of 10 Oath Keeper members, accusing them of planning and carrying out the insurrection to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory. Noteworthy would be his message to his followers that Trump wasn't doing anything and somebody had to take action.

Iran released an animated video on Thursday depicting the assassination of former President Donald Trump. The video titled “Revenge is Inevitable” opens on what is meant to be “Trump’s House” in Palm Beach, Fla. The video then shows Trump playing golf in his iconic red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap while surrounded by four other players. Do they really want to make Trump a martyr?

In a recent article and a series of tweets, the USA Today newspaper offered America a shocking glimpse of what an attempt of presenting pedophilia as “normal” actually looks like. Staff writer Alia E. Dastagir. cited “experts” as saying pedophilia actually refers to the “attraction to minors” and not the perpetration of “action”; the latter “action” being child molestation and rape. Does anyone remember when I predicted this would happen?  The piece was taken down amid the national outrage.

A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore City, on two counts of perjury and making false statements on mortgage applications that she allegedly used toward the purchase of two vacation properties in Florida, according to a case unsealed Thursday. You may recall the renegade, radical DA who overcharged six Baltimore Police officers who arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray in 2015. We call that Karma!

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration undercounted the COVID-19 deaths in the state's long-term care facilities by 30%, according to a state auditor general report.  Democrats!

Last but not least is the news that inflation under Joe Biden has reached 7%, a 40 year high.


What have we learned?

First Doug Schoen, the former advisor to Bill Clinton and a life long democrat admitted that although he didn't like Trump, Trump's policies worked and Joe Biden's have been a disaster. Schoen wants to resurrect Hillary Clinton as a national candidate. 

Since 2020 $190 Billion has been provided to keep schools open to no avail and no accountability for how that money was spent.

We have shortages of health care workers in our hospitals, yet it is sure to get worse via vaccine mandates for health care workers. The new so called "strategy" has the federal government buying a half billion test kits, which will arrive later this month and deploying military medical teams to six hard hit states. There will also be KN95 masks sent out, many of which will be marked with "made in China."

These words of wisdom from Kamala Harris: “We must together. Work together. To see where we are. Where we are headed, where we are going and our vision for where we should be. But also see it as a moment to, yes. Together, address the challenges and to work on the opportunities that are presented by this moment.” She sat down for a brief interview today with a very friendly host. She told him 'It’s time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day."

Here we learned that it's ok for Nancy Pelosi to hand pick every member of a committee, including the minority members. Just like the Mueller team, every one of them is a card carrying Trump hater.


Cartoon of the week:


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Honorable Mention:

Kyrsten Sinema


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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    6 days ago

"We could certainly propose legislation to see if people support bunny rabbits and ice cream, but that wouldn't be very rewarding to the American people," Psaki said, emphasizing that work in the White House is challenging.

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"So the president's view is we're going to keep pushing for hard things, and we're going to keep pushing the boulders up the hill to get it done," she added.


Keep pushing Joe.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    5 days ago
"So the president's view is we're going to keep pushing for hard things, and we're going to keep pushing the boulders up the hill to get it done," she added.

Can somebody let me know when they actually start "pushing for the hard things" please?  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1    5 days ago

LMAO!

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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1.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1    5 days ago
Can somebody let me know when they actually start "pushing for the hard things" please?  

just a wonderin, is she going to be up front or behind.....

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1.2    5 days ago

I don't think she'll be anywhere near it.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1.3    5 days ago

She'll just keep stepping in it?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    5 days ago

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JaneDoe
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1.2.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2    5 days ago

256

 
 
 
JaneDoe
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1.3  JaneDoe  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    5 days ago

Joe of Gibraltar. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JaneDoe @1.3    5 days ago

Good Morning Jane. It's time for the quote of the week:

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Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    6 days ago

I guess you can't expect much rationality from a guy who claimed Mitt Romney wanted to put black people in chains, but Biden hasn't even come close to reaching the bar I hoped he'd make.

Attack after attack on our norms. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3  Texan1211    6 days ago

Wow, another stellar week for the Biden/Harris joke of an Administration.

But hey, January 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Just don't look at inflation, covid, supply chain issues, etc.)

Can't wait for the midterms!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4  author  Vic Eldred    6 days ago

Biden Admin Unable To Locate 50,000 Migrants Released Into US in 2021

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Nearly half of all migrants that Border Patrol released into the United States in 2021 cannot be located, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security.

More than 100,000 migrants were released into the United States from the southern border between March 21 and Aug. 31, 2021, and given a notice to report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement within 60 days, according to the data. Nearly half of those—47,705—did not check in, making their status and location unknown to immigration authorities.


 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5  author  Vic Eldred    6 days ago
Baltimore state's attorney indicted on perjury charges http:// hill.cm/JfqatDg


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Vic Eldred
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6  author  Vic Eldred    6 days ago

Senator Ben Sasse on Biden's speech: "This was a senile comment of a man who read whatever was loaded into his teleprompter."

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Vic Eldred
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7  author  Vic Eldred    6 days ago

White House national security adviser says threat of Russian military invasion "high" http:// hill.cm/GG3D3Vo


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Yup, Putin knows this is the time, while Biden is still in office

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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7.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    6 days ago

yep get it while the gettins hot....

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1    6 days ago

Did you see Putin's demands before the talks?

The Ukraine, nor any other should be allowed to join NATO at this point.

Remove NATO troops from eastern Europe.

I think he took a sneak peak at his hand.

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The Joker is named Biden

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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7.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.1    6 days ago

yep, the fifth ace... He doesn't want it to be part of a greater europe... Heck he's halfway there already, ain't much left to take... the only thing that had slowed him down was four years of Trump being in office...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.2    6 days ago

He took the Crimea under Obama and now he'll add the Ukraine under Biden. The funny part is that Trump had to be tough on Putin due to all the fake charges. Even if Trump wanted to work with Russia he couldn't. We'll just have to brace ourselves for the next three years. Hopefully China & Russia won't do too much damage.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.3    6 days ago

Biden's new foreign policy mandate: Don't just do something, stand there'

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.4    6 days ago

"Our nation's contest with China and Russia is the biggest challenge we face. [...] Preventing the worst will take the kind of unity and bipartisanship that President Biden promised. Not the outrageous and divisive partisanship he has embraced."...Mitch McConnell

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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7.1.6  Nowhere Man  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.4    6 days ago

Yep, talk loudly and carry a widdle stick...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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7.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.6    5 days ago

And tell everyone that "America is back!"

They've seen nothing but carrots and they aren't impressed. Last week Russian troops fanned out across Kazakhstan; the Myanmar junta sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison; and China transferred a senior official from Xinjiang to lead the People’s Liberation Army’s garrison in Hong Kong. 

Oh ya...We ran out of Afghanistan leaving 13 soldiers dead, hundreds left to the Taliban and billions in military equipment.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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7.1.8  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1.7    5 days ago
Oh ya...We ran out of Afghanistan leaving 13 soldiers dead, hundreds left to the Taliban and billions in military equipment.

Not to nick pick; but we also left US citizens, Green Card holders, and Special VISA holders behind in Afghanistan. They can't even get an accurate count of how many are left; because Biden has "turned the page". That hasn't stopped his State Department from putting up red tape on those individuals and charities still trying to get everyone out. They have also begun denying Afghans that need to get out.

With no way to quickly leave Afghanistan, even those with family ties to the U.S. could wait more than a decade because of massive visa backlogs.

In denial letters, the agency has requested third-party evidence of “risk of severe targeted or individualized harm.” A 2017 Citizenship and Immigration Services training manual says officers can grant humanitarian parole to people facing “generalized violence.” But the website states that parole is generally not intended to protect people “at generalized risk of harm.”

Applicants must also complete in-person vetting and biometrics screenings before they can be approved for parole. Because the embassy in Kabul is closed, applicants must travel to a third country to do so, Palmer said.

That’s assuming they can sneak past the Taliban to leave.

Biden must feel that if he puts massive restrictions in the way of those that need to get out, that none qualify. It will prove his false claims of how few people there are left in Afghanistan that we need to get out. 

Maybe those charities and private individuals working on getting everyone out should just fly everyone to Mexico and walk them across the southern border of the US. It will save them a lot of time, money, and effort. It is not like Biden is forcing any illegals that enter the US out.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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9  Sean Treacy    5 days ago

Biden is in over his head.  The debacle of a speech in Atlanta was the capstone on a run of incredible incompetence.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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10  author  Vic Eldred    4 days ago

In twelve hours, Glenn Youngkin, Jason Miyares, and I will be sworn in during the inauguration ceremony. We will work for a better Virginia, each and every day.


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Vic Eldred
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11  author  Vic Eldred    3 days ago

The CDC conceded that cloth masks don't protect against the virus

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For those of us who actually DO understand science, the news that a chain link fence is no protection against a swarm of mosquitoes is not really news at all. But thanks for two needless years of misery anyway.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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12  author  Vic Eldred    3 days ago

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Virginia’s  newly sworn-in Attorney General Jason Miyares announced investigations into the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools within hours of taking office.

In a statement released on Saturday just hours after Miyares and Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin were sworn in, Miyares explained why he has launched an investigation into the commonwealth’s parole board as well as Loudoun County Public Schools.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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13  author  Vic Eldred    2 days ago

BREAKING:  "America First Legal is SUING the State of New York for its racist covid edicts rationing lifesaving medicine based on skin color. We just filed suit in federal court. As a civil rights org, AFL is committed to MLK’s vision of equality and justice"....Stephen Miller

 
 

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