The people in charge of very important things are complete morons.
The Biden White House is reportedly worried that the parallels to former President Jimmy Carter’s presidency are going to stick as gas prices and inflation continues to increase and the president’s approval rating remains low. This should not be surprising. There’s nothing appealing or impressive about the President. He’s a low IQ mediocrity with neither charisma nor courage.
Politico reported on Sunday that President Biden and his aides were feeling defeated by their efforts to counteract the many challenges the Biden administration currently faces. Joe Biden laid off 11,000 Keystone XL pipeline workers just to beg Saudi Arabia for oil. Joe Biden invoking the Defense Production Act to payoff his “green energy” donors while Americans are being slaughtered by high gas prices is an impeachable offense.
“Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick,” Politico’s Jonathan Lemire wrote.
On Jan 6 hearings: —Who planted the J5 Pipe Bombs? —Who is Ray Epps? —Why didn’t Nancy Pelosi secure the Capitol? —Why did Capitol Police usher protestors in? —Why wasn’t Ashli Babbitt’s killer charged? —How many Feds were involved?
When’s the primetime hearing on record high gas and grocery prices?
Liar alert: “We’re going to make sure everyone knows Exxon’s profits. Exxon made more money than God last year” –Biden. In 2020 Exxon lost $22.4 billion. The Federal government made $25.8 billion on gas taxes (imagine how much Biden & Co raking in right now).
Stoopid alert: BIDEN: “Today’s inflation report confirms what Americans already know — Putin’s price hike is hitting America hard.”
Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow brags that she passed “every single gas station” in her brand new electric vehicle, “and it didn’t matter how high [gas] was.” The average cost of an electric vehicle is more than $56,000.
Disaster on the world stage for Biden – Saudi Arabia, Israel and now Mexico all snub Biden within the last 24 hours alone. They all see what we see. Also, Biden invoking the Defense Production Act to build solar panels is a gross abuse of power.
FBI in Michigan, who had previously coordinated with the Governor in a kidnapping plot designed to affect an election, arrests her top political opponent for being present at an event (Jan6) on the day a primetime TV special on that event is airing.
Biden’s DOJ has recommended a reduced sentence for two left-wing terrorists who firebombed police cars during the 2020 riots to 18-24 months on charges carrying a max of 10 years. Meanwhile, J6 defendants remain locked up in solitary confinement for walking into the Capitol.
According to DPR officials, Ukrainian thugs (troops) are using 155 mm CAESAR self-propelled howitzers that were provided by France to shell residential areas in Donetsk.
What we used to call “virtue signaling” has now metastasized into an endless pantomime of loyalty pledges to regime narratives.
Gun confiscation note: Why not rebrand the AR15 as the SingleShot Armalite ‘22 ? That would force opponents to explain each and every time they mention it. Branding is everything.
In the following tweet, George Takei completes the greatest self-own in the history of man:
Wonder what Chuck Schumer meant when he said that Brett Kavanaugh would “pay the price” and “not know what hit him” if he continued making “awful decisions” as a Supreme Court justice? Please, my liberal friends, put his words in an understandable context for me.
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Wonder what Chuck Schumer meant when he said that Brett Kavanaugh would “pay the price” and “not know what hit him” if he continued making “awful decisions” as a Supreme Court justice?
Not me, anyway – clearly, Charley “CHUCK” Schumer, an over-full bag of hot wind, is threatening a member of the Supreme Court with violence if that member of the Supreme Court does not give Charley “CHUCK” the kinds of decisions Charley “CHUCK” wants delivered.
Just to be sure, I ran that by my little six-year old granddaughter, and that is how she reads the facts, as well.
As to Biden invoking the Defense Production Act to build solar panels and make baby formula, and maybe Leggos if they run into short supply, or Game Boys, not only is it a gross abuse of power, but a clear violation of the law, itself, which indeed should be an impeachable offense, but won’t be in Joe’s case because Joe owns the so-called and misnamed “justice” department, as well as all three branches of our national government.
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There’s nothing appealing or impressive about the President?
He’s a low IQ mediocrity with neither charisma nor courage?
Of course he is!
That’s exactly why on 6 January 2021, the Democrats in the Nancy’s House made Joe their president, because with qualifications like those, they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is one of them.
As to what really makes Joe Biden one of them let’s go to the Conclusion of a Majority Staff Report of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance titled “Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns” where we have the real Joe Biden and his deep ties to the corruption that feeds Democrats revealed for all the world to see, and I might add as well this is a subject the Cape Charles Mirror has been all over right from the get-go, to wit:
As the Chairmen’s report details, Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board negatively impacted the efforts of dedicated career-service individuals who were fighting to push for anticorruption measures in Ukraine.
Because the vice president’s son had a direct link to a corrupt company and its owner, State Department officials were required to maintain situational awareness of Hunter Biden’s association with Burisma.
Unfortunately, U.S. officials had no other choice but to endure the “awkward[ness]” of continuing to push an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine while the vice president’s son sat on the board of a Ukrainian company with a corrupt owner.
As George Kent testified, he “would have advised any American not to get on the board of Zlochevsky’s company.”
Yet, even though Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board cast a shadow over the work of those advancing anticorruption reforms in Ukraine, the Committees are only aware of two individuals who raised concerns to their superiors.
Despite the efforts of these individuals, their concerns appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
Former Secretary Kerry’s December 2019 denial of having any knowledge about Hunter Biden or Burisma is inconsistent with the evidence uncovered by the Committees.
Kerry was briefed about Hunter Biden, Burisma and Christopher Heinz the day after Burisma announced Hunter Biden joined its board.
Additionally, Secretary Kerry’s senior advisor sent him press clips and articles relating to Hunter Biden’s board membership.
This appears to be yet another example of high-ranking Obama administration officials blatantly ignoring Hunter Biden’s association with Burisma.
Several witnesses highlighted efforts to enable a successful investigation of Zlochevsky, and also noted that the U.S. decision to condition a $1 billion loan guarantee was made in part because of the then-Ukrainian prosecutor general’s failure to pursue a case against Zlochevsky.
But at the end of the day, between 2014 through 2017, despite the concerted effort of many U.S. officials, not one of the three different Ukrainian prosecutor generals held Zlochevsky accountable.
The Obama administration and the Democrat lobby shop Blue Star Strategies had consistent and extensive contact with Andrii Telizhenko over a period of years.
Yet despite these well-documented contacts with Democratic officials, Democrats have attempted to impugn this investigation for having received some Blue Star-related records from Telizhenko.
Some Democrats have even (incorrectly) identified Telizhenko as the Committees’ “star witness.”
Although he produced a small number of Blue Star-related records to the Committees, the Committees never interviewed him as part of this investigation.
Even though almost all of the Committees’ records are from U.S. agencies and U.S. officials or persons, Democrats have repeatedly misconstrued the facts of this investigation and have smeared it as a Russian disinformation campaign.
In doing so, they conveniently have ignored their own long history of meeting with Telizhenko and his yearlong work for a Democrat lobby shop.
If Democrats are concerned that Telizhenko presents any risk of advancing disinformation, it is notable that the Ranking Members have not expressed any curiosity about his work with the Obama administration or Blue Star Strategies.
The records acquired by the Committees also show that Hunter Biden and his family were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe.
Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, in particular, formed significant and consistent financial relationships with the corrupt oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky during their time working for Burisma, and their firms made millions of dollars from that association while Joe Biden was vice president and the public face of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.
Rosemont Seneca Thornton, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, received $3.5 million in a wire transfer from Elena Baturina, who allegedly received illegal construction contracts from her husband, the then-mayor of Moscow.
Moreover, Archer’s apparent receipt of money for a car from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan while Vice President Biden was in Kyiv is especially concerning in light of the timing.
And finally, Biden and Archer’s work with Chinese nationals connected to the Communist regime illustrate the deep financial connections that accelerated while Joe Biden was vice president and continued after he left office.
The Chairmen’s investigation has faced many obstacles from the minority and from executive agencies that have failed to comply with document requests.
Accordingly, there remains much work to be done.
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The Biden White House is reportedly worried that the parallels to former President Jimmy Carter’s presidency are going to stick as gas prices and inflation continues to increase and the president’s approval rating remains low?
Personally, I think it is an insult to Jimmy Carter to compare Joe Biden to him.
And as to parallels, right now, Joe, who is being made a lame-duck president by the disgruntled members of his own party not even halfway through his term as more and more Democrat congressional candidates are adopting an “I’m not with Biden” campaign slogan, is a lot more like Lyndon Baines Johnson than Jimmy Carter, to wit:
“AOC refuses to endorse Biden for 2024 as Democrats doubt his ability to win”
12 June 2022
Left-wing congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday refused to endorse Joe Biden for another run at the White House, adding to growing anxiety in Democratic circles over the president’s ability to run in and win the 2024 election.
But there appears to be growing discomfort with the 79-year-old president across the array of Democratic ranks.
The New York Times reported on Saturday that “dozens of frustrated Democratic officials, members of Congress and voters” were doubtful Biden possessed the ability to turn around the party’s fortunes.
And New York magazine’s Intelligencer explored the issue of Biden’s longevity last month, noting that: “Many of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors – even as they pledge to back Biden’s reelection in earnest – have quietly started to poke around for alternatives in 2024.”
Traditionally, however, sitting first-term presidents have always enjoyed the unswerving loyalty and backing from their party, something Biden clearly does not have.
“[Biden] should announce his intent not to seek re-election right after the midterms,” Steve Simeonidis, a Miami-based member of the Democratic national committee (DNC) told the Times.
“To say our country was on the right track would flagrantly depart from reality.”
Jasmine Crockett, a Democratic Texas state representative, told the New York Times that many of her party’s problems at a national level, and by extension Biden’s problems too, come down to one thing: failing to stimulate voters by using their power.
“Democrats are like, ‘What the hell is going on?’” Crockett said.
“Our country is completely falling apart.”
“Democrats are weighing whether Biden should decline to run for reelection in 2024, report says”
John L. Dorman
11 June 2022
Last December, President Joe Biden told ABC News that he planned to run for reelection in 2024 if he remained “in good health.”
And earlier this year in Brussels, he said he’d be “very fortunate” if his 2020 opponent, former President Donald Trump, sought a rematch.
However, an increasingly vocal segment of Democrats — rattled by Biden’s middling approval ratings, concerned about his age, worried about the lack of voter enthusiasm heading into the 2022 midterms — are questioning whether the president should seek reelection in 2024, according to The New York Times.
“New York Times: ‘Many Democratic lawmakers’ are concerned by Biden’s leadership, feel U.S. is ‘falling apart’”
11 June 2022
A New York Times report revealed Saturday that many Democratic Party officials have little faith that President Biden can keep his party afloat amid mounting crises.
According to reporters Reid Epstein and Jennifer Medina, “many Democratic lawmakers and party officials are venting their frustrations with President Biden’s struggle to advance the bulk of his agenda, doubting his ability to rescue the party from a predicted midterm trouncing and increasingly viewing him as an anchor that should be cut loose in 2024.”
Biden has been polling poorly, and there are reports that he and his White House staff are frustrated with the obstacles in front of him, including increasingly negative media coverage.
The piece also depicted the Jan. 6 Committee hearing as “perhaps the last, best chance before the midterms to break through with persuadable swing voters who have been more focused on inflation and gas prices.”
Otherwise, all that Biden has – after “repeated failures of his administration to pass big-ticket legislation on signature Democratic issues” and “halting efforts to use the bully pulpit of the White House to move public opinion” – is “sagging approval ratings and a party that, as much as anything, seems to feel sorry for him.”
The report alleged that “nearly all the Democrats interviewed” have a “deep concern about his political viability,” and stated they’re uncomfortable with his gaffes.
“They have watched as Biden has repeatedly rattled global diplomats with unexpected remarks that were later walked back by his White House staff, and as he has sat for fewer interviews than any of his recent predecessors.”
Former DNC chair Howard Dean implied Biden hasn’t achieved enough of what he has promised.
“We need to have specific examples of how we’re dealing with things; it can’t just be pie-in-the-sky and kumbaya,” he said.
The report concluded with a quote from DNC member Sheila Huggins, a lawyer from North Carolina: “Democrats need fresh, bold leadership for the 2024 presidential race.”
“That can’t be Biden.”
Paul Plante says
And Joe Biden, whose administration is like something out of a mix of Firesign Theater crossed and coupled with Tales of the Bizarre and National Lampoon, has through his incompetence added a new term to the family of BOHICA, FUBAR, FUBU, SNAFU, SUSFU and TARFU, that new member of the family being called SNABU for Situation Nomal, All Bidened Up!
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Commander Joe Biden, pulling an Exxon Valdez on us, while sleeping at the helm, has run the ship of state of the United States of America hard on to a north-south running reef, ripping out its bottom while breaking its back, so the bow is sinking towards the west while the stern sinks to the east.
How to go, Joe – you da man!
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In the meantime, here is how the autocrat Biden is dealing with the high fuel prices we are being forced to pay as a result of his war of choice in Ukraine, where he intends to fight to the last Ukrainian to beat his hated and feared rival Putin of Russia, who so far remains unimpressed with autocrat Joe’s efforts to put the beat-down on him:
“Oil Falls on Largest Interest Rate Increase Since 1994”
by Bloomberg | Julia Fanzeres
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
President Biden wrote to US oil refiners, saying that record profits are “not acceptable.”
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And if we needed any more evidence that Joe Biden’s mind has gone way around the bend and isn’t coming back any time in this lifetime, all we need do is to go to this Reuters article titled “Biden blasts oil refiners for record profits on pain at the pump” by Trevor Hunnicutt and Jarrett Renshaw on June 15, 2022, where we have Joe mindlessly raving like a maniac, to wit:
WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden, under pressure over sky-high gasoline prices, on Wednesday demanded oil refining companies explain why they are not putting more fuel on the market as they reap windfall profits.
Uh, Joe, if you or one of the idiots in your administration, specifically Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, born February 5, 1959, the Canadian-American politician, lawyer, educator, author, inside trader, and political commentator with her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, serving as your United States Secretary of Energy, had bothered to do a bit of research, and this is stuff that Jennifer should know right off the top of her head, since it is common knowledge, you would know that America’s refineries are running near capacity and in 2020, the pandemic contributed to a substantial decrease in demand for motor fuels and refined petroleum products, which put downward pressure on refinery margins and made market conditions more challenging for refinery operators, so that challenging market conditions, increasing market interest in renewable diesel production, and pre-existing plans to scale down or reconfigure petroleum refineries all contributed to the closing of a handful of refineries in 2020.
You can’t just snap your fingers, Joe, or stamp your feet, or rant and rave like a fool to make refineries pout out more output than they are capable of putting out, which takes us back to crazy Joe in the Reuters article, to wit:.
Biden wrote to executives from Marathon Petroleum Corp, Valero Energy Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, and complained they had cut back on oil refining to pad profits, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters.
In a word, that bull****.
Getting back to Reuters, that story continues as follows, to wit:
“At a time of war, refinery profit margins well above normal being passed directly onto American families are not acceptable,” Biden wrote, adding the lack of refining was driving up gas prices faster than oil prices.
A time of war?
That’s crazy talk, as is the following:
Biden said the industry’s lack of action is blunting the administration’s attempts to offset the impact of oil-rich Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, such as releases from the U.S. oil reserves and adding more ethanol to gasoline.
Yes, people, even though the refineries are operating near capacity, in Joe’s mind, which is a sick, paranoid mind, the industry is really holding back production to make Joe look bad, as if he needed any outside help on that score, which takes us to these bizarre statements from Joe’s new chief propagandist Karine Jean-Pierre, to wit:
White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said refiners have a “patriotic duty” to increase supplies and cut consumer costs.
“We are calling on them to do the right thing, to be patriots here,” she told reporters.
Hey, you tell them, Karine, give them a piece of your mind and put your boot right in their *** to teach them to be unpatriotic in a time of war, even though nobody knows what war it is the time of.
And here we have the other side of the coin, which Jennifer Granholm should be right on top of is she wasn’t an empty-head, to wit:
U.S. refining capacity peaked in April 2020 at just under 19 million barrels per day (bpd), when prices tanked during the pandemic and refiners shut several unprofitable facilities.
As of March, refining capacity was 17.9 million bpd, but there have been other closures announced since then.
U.S. refiners are running at near-peak levels to process fuel – currently at 94% of capacity.
They say there is little they can do to quickly satisfy Biden’s demands.
“Our refineries are running full out,” Bruce Niemeyer, corporate vice president of strategy and sustainability at Chevron, said on the sidelines of a Reuters energy transition conference on Tuesday, before the letter was made public.
Shell is “producing at capacity” and looking at options to increase oil and gasoline production, a spokesperson said.
Exxon, the focus of the president’s ire against oil companies last week, has invested to expand its refining capacity by 250,000 bpd, the equivalent of a medium-sized refinery, said spokesman Todd Spitler.
But see, people, those are details, and Joe Biden doesn’t go by details, he goes by what is in his gut, which is likely stomach gas caused by poor digestion.
And here we have Joe playing the “anybody but Biden” blame game, to wit:
Biden has escalated his rhetoric against oil companies as pump prices have race to record highs above $5 per gallon.
Rising gas prices have helped drive unexpectedly persistent consumer price inflation and voter anger before Nov. 8 midterm elections where Biden’s Democratic Party is defending its control of Congress.
Biden has attributed rising oil prices primarily to U.S.-led sanctions that took Russian energy supplies off the global market.
He has also blamed major oil companies riding rising energy prices to record earnings, and giving profits to investors rather than spending on new drilling and refining capacity.
“Exxon made more money than God this year,” Biden said last week, after the major’s first quarter profit doubled from the previous year to $5.48 billion.
Exxon’s Spitler said the top U.S. producer has invested more than $50 billion over the past five years that resulted in a nearly 50% increase in U.S. oil output.
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm plans to host an emergency meeting on how refiners can respond to higher prices, Biden said, asking oil companies to provide “concrete ideas” to increase oil refining and explain why they may have cut such capacity in the last two years.
Is this *** for real?
Or is it a bad dream we all can soon wake up from?
Does anyone know?
Paul Plante says
And talk about Joe being on a roll:
President Biden gets his foot caught and falls off bike while cycling in Delaware
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I think Putin, Joe Biden’s hated and feared enemy, is on to something here and it is hard to argue with what he is saying:
The New York Times
“Defiant Putin Says Russia Will Flourish Without the West”
Anton Troianovski, Andrew E. Kramer and Michael Levenson
17 JUNE 2022
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, seeking to rally anti-American sentiment in Europe and across the world, lashed out anew at the United States on Friday, calling it a fading power that treats its allies as colonies, and said the West was falsely blaming its economic woes on the war in Ukraine.
“We all hear about so-called Putin inflation in the West,” Mr. Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual business conference once known as “Russia’s Davos,” seeming to refer to President Biden’s efforts to blame Russian aggression for what he calls a “Putin price hike” that is hurting American consumers.
“When I see this, I always think: Who’s this meant for, this stupidity?” Mr. Putin said.
“For someone who doesn’t know how to read or write.”