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Many years ago, and for many years, I would travel to Morocco to visit uncles, cousins, and my paternal grandmother. Some lived in Tangiers;...

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Pathetic Joe

Did you see the video of "President" Biden getting his SECOND Covid booster shot? 

For some reason my browser won't let me link to it here, but you really need watch it. The video presents one of the most pathetic scenes I have witnessed of our ridiculous "president." He looks like a befuddled elderly citizen lost in an assisted living center. 

Putin must be trembling. 

I have to imagine that the circle of evil around Biden has decided it is time for him to go. Why otherwise would they present him in such an absurd way? 

Also interesting that the legacy media has slowly, slowly begun to "reveal" the contents of the Hunter laptop and slowly, slowly, begun linking Joe to Hunter's shady dealings with, among others, China. They would only do that with the OK of the powers-that-be.

Is a resignation or a 25th Amendment move in the offing?

Monday, March 28, 2022

The Time Has Arrived: Impeachment

I will never get around to my piece on a new "isolationism," but this topic is more pressing. 

It is time to impeach and convict Joe Biden. 

The nation and the West cannot take another two-three years of this corrupt and inept disaster.

In my view, the history of impeachment of the US president looks a bit tawdry. I don't think that any of the four impeachment trials in our history (Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and the two against Donald Trump) met the standard the Founding Fathers had envisioned. The closest was, perhaps, the Clinton impeachment (argue away) as he stood accused of perjury. 

Congressional impeachment has become almost the equivalent of a parliamentary motion of "no confidence." Not what the Founders wanted, but, so be it. Without doubt, among others, the RINO GOP will produce a herd of Constitutional scholars and legal gurus against using "impeachment" for Biden; they will argue, we must not become like the Dems. To that, I, politely, say, bunk. Go away. It's too late for that nonsense. The survival of our nation is at stake.

Every day it seems, despite the censorship and the fake "de-bunking," we get more and more evidence of Biden's criminality. He and his family, of course, have been long known as crooks and liars in the pockets of Delaware-based credit card companies. They've now expanded their criminal enterprise well beyond Delaware.

Joe's lies are as legion as his lack of ethics. His brother is a well-known and unsavory character as is Joe's son, Hunter; don't forget, they give Joe, the "big guy," ten percent.

We now suffer the worst presidency in our history; none other comes close. 

Biden moved into the White House thanks to massive electoral fraud, and unprecedented support from big tech and media firms that carefully edited and suppressed information hurtful to Biden. In addition, Biden, and many around him, e.g., Jake Sullivan, helped create the fake Trump-Putin collusion hoax, which almost brought down the Trump presidency, and made it impossible to have normal relations with Russia; we pay for that now, as we face the possibility of involvement in a major European war with a cognitively impaired president unable to control what he says or remember what he said the day before. 

In sum, the DNC, with the active participation of Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, the FBI, the CIA, and the media, both legacy and new, engaged in a massive criminal conspiracy against a sitting president. You want sedition? You got sedition.

Let us not forget that Trump's "crime" consisted of asking questions about the Biden-Ukraine link. That, my friends, became the driver of that most fake of fake impeachments. Trump had come close to upsetting the whole cart of rotten apples. Asking dangerous questions: Kryptonite for progs.

The Hunter Biden laptop, which the Biden criminal circle declared "Russian disinformation," should provide serious investigators a treasure trove of information showing the Bidens' criminal activities AND how Joe, himself, received pay from the governments of Ukraine and of China, as well as from Russian gangsters. If nothing else, enough information should exist to provide investigators leads to instances of tax fraud and illegal work on behalf of foreign governments.

Biden and gang have caused perhaps irreparable damage to our economy, society, and foreign policy. His refusal to halt the ongoing invasion across our southern border threatens the very existence of this country. That alone should prove cause for impeachment. 

What can I say about Joe's bizarre comments in Poland calling for regime change in Moscow? You want war with Russia? Keep saying that sort of garbage.

Impeachment and conviction. 

Keep enough powder dry for Kamala.

Friday, March 25, 2022

The Dangers of "Winning": Ukraine Edition

UPDATE: A bombshell article from the Daily Mail re Hunter Biden's involvement in setting up biolabs in Ukraine. Sickening info from the "nonexistent" laptop.

Lots of talk in the THE WORLD media asserting that Ukraine has begun to win the war with Russia. 

In lockstep, commentators and reporters from FOX, CNN, BBC, France24, RTVE, etc, tell us that the war has turned against the Russians: that the Ukrainians have retaken such and such a town, have caused huge losses to Russian convoys, sunk a Russian military cargo ship, etc. 

Maybe. Maybe, they have. 

Maybe, the Ukrainians have done precisely that. 

Soviet/Russian military doctrine, training, and equipment have not proven the best in the world by a long shot. Just about every time since WWII, whenever Soviet/Russian military doctrine, training, and equipment have gone up against Western, especially US, equipment, training, or troops, the Western guys generally kick butt. Maybe, maybe, the Ukrainians, some units apparently trained by US Green Berets, have given the Russians hell, negating, for now, the obvious Russian superiority in numbers and brute firepower. I hope that's so, but don't know, and neither do the "journalists" reporting this as "fact."

I am not professional military, and have no sources of information inside Ukraine or Russia. I get the same crappy reports we all get; in other words, the same massaged, censored, twisted information that our masters deem we can get. I have a deep skepticism about those masters and their echo-chamber mass media; they have proven wrong too many times--hell, they have lied too many times to trust them now. I, therefore, don't and won't.  

While writing this, for example, I see a YouTube video of perhaps a Russian military supply ship burning at a pier. Is it? I don't know. Something seems burning. A ship? A Russian ship? I don't know. If so, how did it get set alight? Lots of vague answers. If it's Russian, the fire could come from many sources, other than just the Ukrainian military. Having myself seen Soviet-trained ex-military working for UN peacekeeping ops and as mercenaries, I do not come away impressed by their maintenance, handling, safety, and overall training standards. I easily can see this fire caused, for example, by Russian sailors smoking while off-loading fuel or something else flammable. Who knows? I will tune in RT to see what they say . . . oh, that's right, in the interest of democracy our leaders have removed RT from YouTube.

We wander in a desert of bright shimmering mirages, goaded into chasing one after another.

The Perils of Winning?

This "winning" line poses some potential and very major dangers. 

Nearly all our politicians and commentators seem agreed--always a bad sign--that Putin has arrived to a desperate place; his back to the wall, the noose tightening, he will lash out with chemical or nuclear weapons. 

Is any of that true? 

Is he desperate? 

Will he "lash out"? 

I don't know, and they don't either. 

We hear that Putin used chemical weapons in Syria: verified? I don't know.

Now, instead of trying to tamp down the tensions, offer our good offices for face-saving peace talks, our bumbling "leaders" keep goading Putin in public: "You're gonna lose, Vlad! You're a war criminal, Vlad! You're outta office, Vlad!""

Do we really want our masters to drive a nuclear-armed Russia into a corner, especially, I note, a Russia headed by a leader such as the Putin they portray? Smart? In the best interests of us all, including Ukraine? Got my doubts.

I have written before about my discomfort, nay, revulsion, over our masters seeking to march us into war. Such a war, bad enough at any time, seems especially vile with the current crop of "leaders" of all the major Western countries. Do you trust Biden, Johnson, Trudeau (the man who ran from his own citizens!) and the rest of that pack of hesitant and weak ninnies to execute a war plan? To secure victory? I don't.

Remain skeptical. 

Question the whole narrative.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Judge Jackson: Preserving the False Narrative

Still stumbling along on a piece arguing for an "isolationist"--with an asterisk--foreign policy. Things keep getting the way. The Diplowife has headed off to Spain, again, to deal with yet another death in the family. I am with the dogs in Wilmington, NC, my favorite town.

In the last few weeks, I have purchased a variety of new handguns, and finally made it to the range to test one. It comes from a relatively new company, at least new for me, based in Illinois called Devil Dog Arms. I bought their DDA 1911, five inch, chambered in .45ACP. I have written them congratulating DDA on making a superb gun--got a very nice message back. I went straight from the store to the range, and proceeded to put nearly 250 rounds of hollow point through the beast. No problems at all, and with an amazing accuracy. It's a bit heavy for EDC, but what a great in the car or home protection gun. Check it out-- I get nothing from them, BTW. 

Anyhow, I have watched off-and-on the Senate hearings for Supreme Court Justice-nominee Judge Kitanji Brown Jackson. The hearings are interesting, but whether they will dissuade her Dem fan boys and Mitt Romney from voting for her, kinda doubt it. She, clearly, is not qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. An obvious Affirmative Action pick; per the "president's" own words, she got selected because of her skin color and her, I guess, "assigned" sex, although she doesn't know how to define "woman." 

She's just a typical mentally cluttered, lefty loon, who lives a life of great privilege, married to a wealthy white surgeon, by the way, grifting her way forward thanks to her skin color and genitalia, which make her a member of an "oppressed" class deserving special considerations. Yawn . . .

Her explanations on her lax sentencing of sexual criminals make no sense. The judge doesn't seem to mind child abuse. Actually, one of my sons, a lot smarter than I, noted that the real issue consists of protection of gay crimes against children. As he points out, we get constantly told that pedophiles are not gay. Well, if you look at her cases, including one in which she apologized to the convicted felon, they are males abusing young boys or possessing films and pictures of such abuse. Got to protect that narrative.

More later.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Biden's War to Save Biden's "Presidency"?

Let me express, once again, my unease, better said, revulsion for the 24/7 effort underway to stampede us into war with Russia by the government, including Congress; nearly all the media; gurus of both political parties; billionaire tech moguls; wealthy Hollywood "celebrities"; network and academic pundits; idiotic Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram "influencers," and so on. 

This is 1984's two-minutes of hate, but on a 24 hour basis with Putin as Goldstein. Blame it all on Putin!

Put plainly, the information we proles receive gets manipulated and censored. Believe it at your own peril. 

I don't think of Putin as a "good guy," and disagree with his invasion of Ukraine. He should put an end to it. That said, those of us who dissent from the stampede to war with Russia risk getting labelled Putin-puppets, traitors, and "cancelled." As I have written before, the people behind trying to get us into war with Russia comprise much the same ones who lied about Trump-Putin collusion, COVID, the Biden laptop, the 2020 elections, January 6, and so VERY much more these past several years. 

I don't believe them; I don't trust them; I consider them evil, and, hence, bad for America and the West.

We don't know what is happening in Ukraine. As noted above and in many earlier posts, the information we receive comes twisted, censored, and "cleaned up." How much is true? Don't know. We most certainly don't know all the dirty deals that have gone on behind our backs by the Biden crime family with the corruptocrats in Ukraine and China, and elsewhere. 

At a minimum, we have a lying, bumbling, confused, inept, corrupt, and very weak man in the White House; a man who got there via illegitimate means. Yes, he "won" a rigged election. We have the right and the duty to question his pronouncements and policies. I don't want this fake Commander-in-Chief sending our kids to war.

I find myself sickened by those Republicans going "bipartisan" in the drive for war. Idiots! The Dems want "bipartisanship" to spread the blame around, to blunt the differences in the 2022 election, and so on. You, Dear Reader, of course, can add many more reasons why this failing "president" wants "bipartisan" support for anything he does or, more accurate, gets done in his name. 

Bottom Line: I don't want a war with Russia

Simple: No war

We have no key interests at stake in Ukraine. 

Neither the US, Russia, nor Europe has anything to gain in a European war. 

Only China stands to benefit from a war in Europe. 

This drive for war is suicidal hysteria and insanity on a mass scale. 

Reject it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Putin: War Criminal or Bosom Buddy?

Just a quick one. I am writing a piece on "isolationism," but couldn't resist a comment on something quite incredible, well, quite credible coming as it does from Biden.

The alleged president of the USA has called the president of Russia a "war criminal." 

Them's fighting words, no? 

But, does Baffled Biden mean it? It seems not. 

It seems that while Putin is a "war criminal," he also leads negotiations for the USA with the Persian polecats. Yes, Russia is negotiating a "nuclear deal" with Iran on "our" behalf.

Does this make any sense? My head spins.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Russia-Ukraine War: The Real Issues for the USA

Russia's invasion of the nation of Ukraine grinds on. 

It most certainly does not look like the blitzkrieg most of the world expected. Whether this is due to Ukrainian resistance, Russia incompetence, or just a slow deliberate methodical approach to the invasion, none of us outside of Putin's inner circle knows. 

From my vantage point, and with the scant knowledge I have, it strikes me as though Putin's plans might have changed at the last minute. It appeared that his forces were building up to launch an invasion of eastern Ukraine, protecting the "independent" republics in that part of the country, and, perhaps, firming up the Russian position around Crimea. It SEEMS--those more knowledgeable, please join the discussion--that the plan got expanded at the last minute, and a multi-prong invasion of Ukraine undertaken. This new plan, it SEEMS (there's that word), was neither fully developed nor properly resourced; it had not counted on the resistance APPARENTLY shown by the Ukrainians, or the reported incompetence of the Russian logistical system. If this proves so, Russia risks becoming a puppet, a colony of the PRC. The reports coming out that indicate Russia seeks Chinese military equipment and economic assistance seem--that word--to bear this out. That process is underway, it SEEMS.

I really don't know, and my speculation proves almost worth the price of admission to this blog. 

Issue number one: Ending the assault on freedom at home.

What makes it even harder to figure out what's happening is the almost total shut-down of information from Russia, not by the autocrats and yacht-set oligarchs in Moscow, but by the autocrats and tech-set oligarchs of the "Free" World. If one expresses an interest in hearing the other side of the story, one risks getting labelled a traitor, and getting de-platformed or otherwise shutdown. We see Senator Mitt Romney, for example, calling former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard a traitor because she's asking questions about the bio-lab issue. What? A "traitor"? A death penalty offense? The USA is not a belligerent in this conflict; it is between two foreign nations, neither an ally of the USA. How in a free country is questioning the official line "treason"? Is dissent now treason? We have to accept the government line or we are traitors? Just as with COVID, we see our masters using a crisis to stifle democracy and independence of thought at home. What happened to the slogan from just a few months ago about dissent as the highest form of patriotism? Boy, that shifted quickly.

Issue number two: Reestablishing our energy independence and industrial base.

We also see that these new found "patriots" calling us to rally around the president and the flag do nothing to protect the long-term interests of the USA--a country many of them openly hate. In fact, they actively work to undermine the position of the US in the world and destroy freedom and prosperity at home.

I have said this before, sorry, but will say it again. The USA can only have security by restoring not just our energy independence, but our technical and industrial independence, as well. This is actually not that hard to do. On energy it's obvious: remove the absurd "green-powered" restrictions on oil, gas, coal, and nuclear development. On industry, takes a little longer, but we need to start. A combination of tax, regulatory, and tariff policies can go far in bringing industry home, stopping the hemorrhaging of our jobs and technical know-how. Sorry, but all those PRC-citizen students in our universities studying science and engineering, need to leave. This is not racist; this is common sense.  

We are fools to allow the PRC to mine our technical institutes and companies. The gravy train should end for those American tech moguls who get rich outsourcing key industries. It is absurd, for example, that we have become nearly 100% dependent on China and India for antibiotics, and becoming increasingly likewise dependent on China for microchips and other key components for civilian and military applications.

Towards a New Isolationism?

I wish the Ukrainians good luck; I hate what is happening there. My overwhelming concern, however, is for the United States. 

No more foolish wars or endless expansion of our commitments, and so-called interests abroad. No more flag-draped caskets coming home.  

You want to label it "Isolationism"? That word maligned in all the history books? Yes, maybe.You might call it that. I find the word less and less odious, and ever more endearing. Will write more on that.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Death of Credibility

Who ya gonna believe?

We live in the time of the Great Lies. 

What seems conspiratorial, tinfoil-hat nonsense one day, turns out true two days later. I never thought I would live to see such a time. Many years ago, young and full of dedication to the diplomatic service, I would dismiss various conspiracy stories with the line, "Do you know how many people it would take to pull off that conspiracy?" Well, I have learned. We have thousands, tens-of-thousands perhaps millions of people bombarding us with lies one after another; they not only lie to us but when the lies get exposed they blithely move on, telling us "No. We never said that," and come up with a whole new set of lies to make us forget the previous set. 

In this humble blog, I have written over the years of the death of the "expert" (see here for a sample). I focused mostly on the climate change hoax--probably still the greatest lie ever told--noting that the same "experts" who can't predict a hurricane's track from one day to the next, presume to predict the state of the  weather/climate in ten, twenty, thirty years if we don't stop eating meat, driving SUV's, running A/C, etc. None of their predictions has come true, so now they stopped making verifiable predictions, and merely shout, "The climate is going to change!" They can't tell us if the earth will get hotter, colder, have more rain, less rain, more hurricanes, fewer hurricanes, weaker storms, stronger storms, and so on and on.  We must up-end our lives because, well, "The climate is going to change!" Their theory comes down to, "Anything is possible!" That always struck me as a weak theory on which to base critical political, economic, and social policies, but, what do I know? They're the "experts." 

We live in a time of a rising sea . . . of lies; King Canute save us!

More recently, we have had to live through a batch of new lies; herewith a random sample, in no particular order: we can't drill our way to energy independence; inflation is just transitory; the Jussie Smollett "hate crime" hoax; the Kyle Rittenhouse lie fest; the January 6 "insurrection"; the Trump-Putin collusion fakery; the Trump-Zelenskyy "quid pro quo" hoax; the 81 million Biden voters; and, of course, the hoax that comes in a close number two to "climate change," the COVID-19 hoax--a flu manufactured in a Chinese lab, with Fauci support--used as the excuse to wreck the global economy and expand the power of the ruling bureaucratic elites. Masks everybody! Mail in your ballots! Stay home! Don't congregate! Fake up those death numbers!

So is it any wonder many of us have serious doubts about the story we get fed 24/7 about Ukraine? One doesn't have to become a Putin puppet, or have a lack of empathy for the poor people killed by the Russians, to have reservations about the march to war that the ruling class want us to undertake. Every day it seems something new emerges about that war; something which, ironically, fuels the clunky Russian propaganda machine. What the hell is this business about the US funding or otherwise supporting Ukrainian bio labs? What is the true story? Certainly the nonsense coming out the State and the Defense Departments is not the whole truth. Is this Wuhan on steroids? What were we doing? If it's all innocent, why did our idiotic Undersecretary Nuland express "great" concern over the Russians gaining access to these labs?

None of this makes sense, except for the horrid possibility that we have a conspiracy to destroy the West by a cabal who think they will hold ultimate power afterwards and rebuild the world to their liking. Too crazy? Think not.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

On Ukraine: What Now?

The waxen rutabaga who claims to hold the Presidency of the United States has announced we will ban from our shores all Russian energy imports. For how long? Who knows? How this will hurt Russia is not clear as the PRC, India, and Turkey have made known they will buy all the oil the Russians can bring to market. 

He, of course, could provide no explanation as to how the shortfall in US oil supplies would get covered (except higher prices).  Oh wait. We are talking to Iran and Venezuela! Yes! An extra piece of pie for the dope who drew up that strategy. 

He lied about US oil companies refusing to exercise their rights on over 9,000 granted "drilling" permits--they are not that, at all. He lied about the actions of his clown car administration having had no negative effect on US oil and gas production. His rich buds defended him by accusing those of us who don't want to pay $6, $7, $8 a gallon of gasoline of being whiners, unpatriotic creeps who cannot empathize with the suffering of the Ukrainian people.  

Biden is clearly not leading NATO much less the rest of the world on the crisis in Ukraine. 

One small example should suffice: the Polish MiGs. We have gone back and forth IN PUBLIC on whether to provide Ukraine some older MiGs now in the Polish air force. The Poles had said "yes," but the US had said "no," and sent the NATO SecGen to Warsaw to talk the Poles out of it. Then our absurd SecState Blinken goes on TV and declares that the USA has given the "green light" to Poland to provide the MiGs. It seems the Poles found out about that along with the rest of us by watching TV. So they called our bluff: the Poles announced that they would send the MiGs to the US base at Ramstein, Germany, turn over the planes to the care of the US, and the US could then provide them to Ukraine, or not. Now Washington is crying that we did not know about the Polish decision. Three ring circus clowns should not play poker or chess with the Poles.  

Do, dear friends, please note: the Russians are now busy taking out all the airports in Ukraine. I guess they watch TV, too.

The war drums keep beating, and the drummers are the idiots who won't end up fighting the war.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Rooting for Putin? No, but . . .

Apologies. This will be mostly about me. Consider it as an old man's therapy. Thinking aloud.

I feel conflicted, my thoughts jumbled, about the Ukraine crisis. 

I spent nearly my whole career in the US foreign service viewing the USSR as our primary, even existential threat. I have bored my six readers with tales of dealing with the Soviets and won't repeat those. In sum: I hated the USSR and everything it stood for. I could not abide those in the West who wanted to go easy on the Soviets, much less those who betrayed the West for that hideous regime. When, however, the Soviet Union collapsed, my antipathy for that regime did not transition into hatred for Russia. I always liked Russian culture and history; liked the Russians I met; and saw no intrinsic reason for the US and Russia to pick up the conflict where the US and the USSR had left it. In other words, we could get along; yes, one had to deal with Russia with both eyes wide open, and watch for potential conflicts of interest, but those did not seem serious. For a time, I advocated to my poor glassy-eyed colleagues dissolving NATO; with the end of the Warsaw Pact, I saw NATO with no military purpose, as a needless provocation for Russia, and a liability for the USA. I certainly saw no reason to expand the size of NATO and extend its, I mean, OUR commitments. 

I have written in this blog how I found appalling the attitude we exhibited towards post-USSR Russia. Full of hubris, the "End of History" people told us the world had become unipolar; the victorious US and its allies could and would set the rules for that world, now free of troublesome ideologies. We would have a world order established and ruled by the West's "expert" technocrats via the IMF, the World Bank, and, above all, the WTO. This new world held out the promise of an endless buffet of prosperity throughout the globe brought about by trade and investment. Economic linkages would overwhelm and extinguish military conflict. China would become a happy cog in the Western machine. We shouldn't worry about the hollowing out of our industrial base; we would all be better off in the long run.

Russia barely featured in our designs; it would hold the rank, at best, of junior partner, a tiny wheel in the gearbox, off to one side, not doing anything important. We sent Jeff Sachs and his minions to Russia to reorganize their economy. We dismissed or, better said, did not even take into consideration Russia's view of world history, and of Russia's place in that history. We ignored the central tenet of that view, to wit, that the West looked down on Russia, and would do what it could to deny Russia its rightful place among the powers. Hollywood, of course, fed into and helped further our image of Russia: it depicted Russians as mad terrorists, gangsters, and, of course, prostitutes. Recall the many TV shows and films with Russians as the most vile of villains, the enemies of peace and civilization. We drew a caricature of Russia, believed it, and could not see the nationalist upheaval taking place inside the real Russia, and, of course, the accompanying and growing resentment towards the imperious West. 

We ignored the reemergence from the shadows and the revival of the Church in Russia. This institution not only survived decades of Communist oppression, but never relinquished its hold on the minds and souls of the majority of Russia's people. Christianity in Russia is an old-time, conservative, muscular Christianity; it, for example, does not accept gay marriage or other key articles of the Woke West. It, furthermore, sees Islam as an ancient and clear menace; history for Russia had not, and has not ended.

With the arrival of Vlad Putin on the scene, things began to change. A genuine Russian nationalist authoritarian--no friend of democracy, he--who lamented the death of the USSR, and the fracturing of its territorial empire, especially the weakening of its Slavic core. He saw himself as a 21st century pan-Slavic Tsar. He crushed Chechnya, humbled Georgia, turned Belarus into a puppet, and ate away at Ukraine. He spent a fortune renewing the Red Army, and instilling pride in the people for their country. He was and is a nationalist who places "Russia First." He, however, sought improved relations with the USA and the West, but made clear his opposition to the expansion of NATO up to Russia's borders. He, in particular, made known his strong negative view on Ukraine joining that expanded NATO. 

The big opportunity to repair US-Russian relations came with the advent of Donald Trump to the White House. Trump was the American Putin when it came to foreign affairs. He placed America's interests first and had no trouble calling out the phony nature of the NATO alliance. Trump insisted on re-establishing America's energy independence, rebuilding its military-industrial base, and ending needless wars and adventures overseas. Putin knew that Trump was the kind of leader who would pull the trigger but would not be the first to put the gun on the table. The repairing of US-Russian relations, of course, was sabotaged by a relentless four-year campaign by the DNC to label Trump as Putin's puppet--when, in fact, nothing could have been further from the truth. Many of the same people involved in creating and promoting that destructive lie now hold senior positions in the Biden administration, including National Security Advisor Sullivan and the fraud who holds the title of President, the former Senator from Delaware. 

Let us not forget that the corrupt Biden family has gotten rich thanks, not only to the credit card companies of Delaware, but also to Ukraine and China.

This brings me to my reluctance to cheer unabashedly for Ukraine. It is not just that Ukraine was not a democracy prior to the invasion, and while I normally would show myself partial to rich Jewish comedians--I think of myself as one in formation--I find Zelensky, well, yes, he's brave, but he also bears responsibility for leading his country irresponsibly. He did not rule as a democrat, and did little to fight the rampant corruption in Ukraine: Burisma, anyone? He proved inept in dealing with Russia and recognizing Ukraine's limitations in a tough neighborhood.

More important, however, in the past several years, our ruling elites have manipulated and lied to us so much--e.g., climate change, Covid, Russia "Collusion," Hunter Biden laptop, the 81 million Biden "voters"--that it now becomes difficult to separate fact from fiction. In sum: I don't like, much less trust many if not most of the people now pulling for Ukraine and insisting I do so, too. I know that might sound childish or unfair, but I remain suspicious of the nearly unanimous reporting beaming at us from the networks, right and left, and of the billionaire techno giants who seek to shape and limit our access to information. We even hear calls from otherwise once sane people for the murder of Putin--never heard such calls re the head of the USSR. 

We certainly don't hear the Russian side of the story; in fact, the same people who proved lukewarm at best when it came to opposing the USSR, created and promoted the Trump-Putin collusion nonsense, and lied and hid the truth about the rigged 2020 elections, now busily try to ensure we can't hear or read the Russian version of events. Look, I have watched some of the RT broadcasts which you can still get on YouTube, and find them unconvincing, and redolent of old heavy-handed Soviet propaganda. As, however, a free citizen of a democracy, I have the right to watch those broadcasts without getting called a traitor. I can make up my own mind and don't need Biden or Google to "help" me.

I do not support the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A lot of innocent people are getting killed and hurt. The war should stop. I hope Russia has great difficulty; I hope China has backed the wrong horse. 

That said, I recognize that the West has made this war possible and even likely: we have exhibited military and economic weakness--e.g., Afghanistan withdrawal, bizarre energy policy--and recklessly have encouraged NATO's expansion up to Russia's borders. Our leaders have shown themselves as idiots, who hate their own people, and as historical illiterates.

How would we have reacted--at least, in the Good Old Days--had Mexico expressed interest in  joining the Warsaw Pact, or begun muttering about reclaiming lost territories or protecting areas in the US with a large Mexican population?  

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The Mummy Mutters: SOTU Address

Well, I watched it. Well, most of it, anyhow. It was just too, too unbearable to watch all the way through. Yes, I write of last night's the State of the Union speech by the alleged President of the United States.

Where to start? I normally would label this sort of speech as a "word salad," but that is too generous. It seemed more akin to when you open a forgotten drawer in your tool bench in the garage, and find a tangled ball of 1990's earphone cables, old charger cords, a broken shoelace somebody saved, and a long piece of twine snaking its way through the whole mess. The thing has neither head nor tail, beginning nor end, untangling it proves beyond even the knot-cutting powers of Alexander the Great, and it seems best to throw it all away. That said, we go on . . . 

The man is delusional. He lives in alternate universe. He actually seems to think, well, "think" proves a big word with Biden, let's say to have been told that he's doing really, really well. He has no idea of the massive disaster over which he presides. The first part of the address seemed an obviously hastily slapped together gooey nonsense about Ukraine and the great role Biden has played in "unifying our allies." Right. Whatever you might think of the Euros, they have proven themselves much more forward leaning and action-oriented than the sleepy Biden-Harris-Blinken team. I don't think we're necessarily taking the right steps, but the US has not been the leader. Biden has unified nobody at home or abroad. He spoke tough words against Putin and vowed to oppose him across the board because the Ukrainian people have proven themselves a "wall" against the Russian invaders. 

He vowed to do everything except that which would actually work to weaken Putin and return an independence of action to the USA. Long-time readers of this humble blog know of what I speak: Fire up US oil and gas production and exports; eliminate our import of energy from Russia. Until we do that, we pay Putin to get around our sanctions. Our nonsensical obsession with a green economy, makes wars such as the one in Ukraine possible. Putin makes money selling us the oil we refuse to pump for ourselves because, well, you know, Gaia.

On foreign policy, he said nothing about his disaster in Afghanistan, the threat from China, or the situation in the Middle East, including Iran. His policies threaten to destroy the amazing progress that Trump made in bringing peace to that region. He said nothing about the wave of crime and violence which is destroying what's left of our major cities. His cry to "fund the police!" is an empty one, driven by the polls, after some years of him and his progressive wokester allies calling for precisely the opposite. In addition, he made no mention of the millions of foreign criminals he has allowed into the country and distributed around the nation.

His economic blather was too horrible. His solution for the inflation he caused that now ruins businesses and lives? "Cut costs!" Wow! I guess businesses should just not pay their rapidly escalating electric bills? Sure. 

I kept expecting him to tell us, "Things don't cost more, folks, they're just more valuable!"

OK. Enough.