|To: Alan Smithee who wrote (110856)||6/14/2022 8:40:33 AM|
|BY SCOTT JOHNSON IN BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, ECONOMY, JOE BIDEN|
SOMEONE’S BEAR MARKET
President Biden has derided his “predecessor” or “the last guy” (as Biden likes to refer to him) for bragging about the performance of the stock market under his (President Trump’s) watch. Yet he (Biden) has also bragged about the performance of the stock market under his watch. As of the market close yesterday, however, all the Biden gains had been wiped out and the market had slipped into bear market territory. RNC Research cruelly posted the video clip below to mark the occasion.
Now what? At yesterday’s briefing Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre what they have to say (White House transcript here, video clip below). Jean-Pierre didn’t have much to say. The New York Post covers Doocy’s questions on the subject at yesterday’s press briefing here.
It would be good to get Biden’s response as well. When they have a little more time to think about it, the administration’s comms team might prompt him to tag it “Putin’s bear market” or the like.
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|To: J.B.C. who wrote (110859)||6/14/2022 8:56:59 AM|
| Don Surber|
All errors should be reported to DonSurber@gmail.com
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Highlights of the News
ITEM 1: The president does not meet Paris Hilton's high standards.
ADN America reported, "Socialite and professional DJ Paris Hilton turned down a request from the President of the United States to attend the wedding of Britney Spears, according to reports.
"Hilton said on an impromptu episode of her This is Parispodcast that she was asked to attend and provide music for a dinner at Biden’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California that same weekend."
She said, "I was actually asked to DJ for the president and all of the other presidents from around the world for the dinner, but this was more important to me."
Because a Britney Spears wedding only happens thrice in a lifetime.
ITEM 2: The Catholic News Agency reported, "U.S. bishops are pleading for an end to violence following the ongoing attacks on Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers."
The story also said, "The U.S. bishops have tracked 139 church attacks since 2020 — a number that has increased significantly since the May 2 leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion in the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization."
Maybe the DOJ should stop stalking parents who dare speak up at public school board meetings and go after the pro-abortion arsonists and vandals.
ITEM 3: AP reported, "The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has authorized Russian troops, planes and ships to deploy to Nicaragua for purposes of training, law enforcement or emergency response.
"In a decree published this week, and confirmed by Russia on Thursday, Ortega will allow Russian troops to carry out law enforcement duties, 'humanitarian aid, rescue and search missions in emergencies or natural disasters.'
"The Nicaraguan government also authorized the presence of small contingents of Russian troops for 'exchange of experiences and training.'
"Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told the Russian news outlet Sputnik that the measure was routine."
First Biden's economic sanctions backfired and the ruble doubled in value in just 3 months.
Putin vs. Biden is looking more like Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue.
ITEM 4: Automotive News reported, "GM drops 4-year degree requirement for many jobs, will focus on skills.
"The strategy is part of GM's mission to become the most inclusive company in the world. GM's new diversity, equity and inclusion team is leading the effort."
Actual ability should mean more than credentials -- except GM is doing this to meet racial and sexual quotas. You watch. Being BIPOC will be considered a skill.
ITEM 5: John Hinderaker of Power Line wrote Republicans should "Move On? Please!" from Donald Trump.
What a shock. Hinderaker opposed Trump in '16 and '20.
Trump is 118-7 in endorsements. That's 94.4%. That's power. You would think people who call their blog Power Line would understand that.
Hinderaker should give his advice to his fellow Democrats. The argument ended on November 8, 2016, when Trump won. Either you are with Trump or you are not a Republican. It is that simple.
ITEM 6: The Washington Times reported, "A judge has dismissed the complaint of a former employee who claimed that The Home Depot violated workers’ rights by refusing to let them wear Black Lives Matter on their uniform aprons.
"The National Labor Relations Board complaint, filed last year, argued that Black Lives Matter should be exempted from the home improvement retailer’s uniform policy, which bans political or religious messages unrelated to workplace matters from workers’ aprons and clothing."
Here's the test: Can you display a cross? If the answer is no, then no LGBT and no BLM stuff either.
ITEM 7: Fox reported, "The Napa County Department of Corrections released a booking photo Monday showing Paul Pelosi after his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence back on May 28.
"Pelosi, the 82-year-old multi-millionaire husband of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, allegedly drove with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of .08%, according to court records. The California Highway Patrol and the county sheriff's department had both previously declined requests for more information or images in the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
"Even a description of any property damage or injuries has been withheld."
Somebody's Democrat Privilege Card expired.
ITEM 8: A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Joe never had much of one, so it is no big loss.
ITEM 9: Variety reported, "Pixar’s Lightyear will not be playing in Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and Kuwait, among other West Asia territories, due to the inclusion of a same sex kiss in the Toy Story spinoff."
It's pretty bad when the Saudis protect kids better than our own country does.
ITEM 10: The Daily Mail reported, "Lizzo announced that she released an updated version of her new song Grrrlsthat features a lyric change after she received backlash for using an ableist slur on the track."
The story also said, "In her opening verse, the Grammy winner sings: 'Hold my bag, bitch, hold my bag. Do you see this shit. I'm a spaz."
She did change bitch or shit. She changed spaz. Maybe she replaced it with the N-word. That's OK since she is black. His she were disabled, I suppose she could say spaz. That she can say bitch and shit should disturb her.
The left is absolutely bipolar in its standards, changing them daily and occasionally hourly.
Oh, I would cancel Lizzo in a New York minute but she is in because she is body positive (which means fat).
ITEM 11: Henry Chia reported, "There’s a run on Chinese banks and it’s being ignored by the world."
Red China is the elephant in the living room and it just got the runs.
And America is pretending it doesn't stink and it won't hurt us.
But Chairman Xi avoids using ableist language so all is right with the world.
ITEM 12: CNN reported, "U.S. stocks have plunged into a bear market as Wall Street investors grew increasingly nervous about the prospect of even harsher medicine from the Fed to take the sting out of inflation.
"The Dow sank 876 points or 2.8%. The Nasdaq was down by 4.7% and has tumbled more than 10% in the past two trading sessions.
"The broader S&P 500 fell 3.9%. That index is now more than 20% below its all-time high set in January, putting stocks in a bear market.
"Recession fears mounted after Friday’s miserable Consumer Price Index report showed U.S. inflation was significantly higher than economists had expected last month. That could make the Federal Reserve’s inflation-control efforts more difficult."
I don't fear the bear. I predicted it at least a month and I am cool with it. Under Biden. stock prices rose for no apparent reason.
Now the reality is hitting people. Biden's Cabinet of Misfits either by accident or design is destroying our economy. We likely are in a recession as the economy contracted by 1.5% in the first three months of the year. Biden is about to give us that rare combination of poisons called recession and inflation.
Trump gave us prosperity without inflation. Real Americans want that back.
Until then, the economy is adrift in a mud puddle.
ITEM 13: The National Park Service reported, "All entrances to Yellowstone National Park CLOSED temporarily due to heavy flooding, rockslides, extremely hazardous conditions."
It's a good day to stay in the cave, Yogi, because there are no pic-a-nic baskets to pilfer.
ITEM 14: The Daily Caller reported, "Republican Texas Rep. Troy Nehls introduced legislation Monday that would direct the Secretary of Transportation to rescind the two no-fly zones over Disneyland and Disney World.
"The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation titled the Airlines Independent of Restrictions Act Act, which calls on Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to remove the Notices to Airmen over Disneyland and Disney World. The bill has five cosponsors.
"In early May, Nehls also sent a letter to Buttigieg, with his office telling the Caller that Disney is 'the only theme park that benefits from the restriction for the commercial gains of eliminating banner ads and disruptive aircrafts from their parks.'
"In 2003, Congress passed acts that created flight restrictions in the airspace over Disney resorts in Florida and California."
Maybe Disney can put a rainbow dome over its properties.
They started this. Republicans will finish it.
ITEM 15: Hey Jackass reported the thugs shot and killed 8 people and wounded 31 more in Chicago this weekend.
Chicago has the tightest gun control laws in the nation.
Electing the first black lesbian mayor has not stopped the scourge because she is a Democrat. Chicago has not had a Republican mayor in 91 years.
FINALLY, Inside Hook reported, "According to a recent report in Ultimate Classic Rock, the Rolling Stones just played their first show in Liverpool in around 50 years. Evidently, the group felt that the moment was right for a grand gesture — in this case, playing a song composed by another legendary band with whom the Stones are perennially associated.
"The song I Wanna Be Your Man was composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but was recorded by both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, with both bands’ versions seeing release in November 1963.
"According to comments made by Mick Jagger, Lennon and McCartney approached them with the song. 'They played it and we thought it sounded pretty commercial, which is what we were looking for, so we did it like Elmore James or something,' Jagger recalled. 'I haven’t heard it for ages but it must be pretty freaky ’cause nobody really produced it. It was completely crackers, but it was a hit and sounded great onstage.'"
The site has the video of the Stones live cover.
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|To: J.B.C. who wrote (110860)||6/14/2022 9:05:17 AM|
January 6 for Non-Dummies
The January 6 committee is pure political theater intended to crush the MAGA movement once and for all.
By Julie Kelly
June 13, 2022
During another public hearing on Monday, the January 6 select committee featured a witness so irrelevant that his appearance should prompt even the most ardent defender of Nancy Pelosi’s illegitimate inquisition to question the committee’s real purpose. Former Fox News talking head Chris Stirewalt, fired by the network shortly after the Capitol protest for calling the state of Arizona for Joe Biden early on election night, told his sob story to a presumably slim viewing audience.
The washed-up commentator, however, is the last person with any insight into the events of January 6, 2021. Stirewalt’s performance—similar to the overwrought speechifying by committee members last Thursday—is another headfake designed to turn attention away from the truth about what happened that day and in the months leading up to the brief disturbance that resulted in the deaths of four Trump supporters.
A well-oiled fog machine operated by the Department of Justice, congressional Democrats, NeverTrumpers, and the national news media is once again pumping lie after lie into the body politic in a last-gasp attempt to destroy Trump and the powerful political movement he created.
For nearly 18 months, American Greatness has covered this issue like no other outlet. So, as the committee continues its dog-and-pony show on Capitol Hill this month with an eye toward producing a long list of legislative “fixes,” the Justice Department inexorably moves to criminally charge Donald Trump for his alleged involvement, and the media takes another extended nap on its purported fact-checking duties, American Greatness here provides the definitive list of what people need to know about January 6, 2021, and related hype.
Congress and D.C. city officials, not Donald Trump, were responsible for protecting the Capitol: It is the primary duty of the Capitol Police board— made up of the sergeant-at-arms for the Senate and the House and the architect of the Capitol—to secure the sprawling complex. The federal police force, with a budget of more than half a billion dollars, employs at least 2,000 officers and houses numerous bureaus, including an intelligence unit; the Capitol building should have been well-protected on January 6 during a controversial joint session of Congress with Vice President Michael Pence presiding.
But Paul Irving, Nancy Pelosi’s sergeant-at-arms at the time, and Michael Stenger, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s sergeant-at-arms, repeatedly denied requests by the Capitol police chief for extra help days before the Capitol protest. As the chaos unfolded that afternoon, Irving and Stenger continued to delay numerous pleas to deploy the National Guard. Although more than 1,000 guardsmen were stationed at the D.C. armory on the morning of January 6, they were not summoned to the Capitol complex until well after 5:00 p.m.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also refused to activate a significant number of guardsmen on January 6. Instead, Bowser authorized a few hundred guardsmen for traffic and pedestrian control. D.C. Metro police officers arrived at the Capitol shortly after the joint session convened at 1:00 p.m.
It does not appear that the January 6 select committee has interviewed Irving, Stenger, or Bowser. (Irving and Stenger conveniently resigned on January 7; Irving refused to testify before the Senate committee investigating the “attack.”) In addition, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) has announced Pelosi’s records related to January 6 were “off-limits.”
Committee members and the media insist Trump bears some culpability for lax security on January 6; according to Kash Patel, chief of staff for the acting secretary of defense during the final weeks of the Trump Administration, the president on January 4 authorized the use of 20,000 guardsmen. But the activation of those troops would have required a formal request by either Capitol Police or Bowser’s office
And contrary to another widely-accepted narrative, Capitol police at several vantage points allowed protesters into the building and, without warning, the building was closed.
No police officers died on January 6 or as a result of the protest: Four supporters of Donald Trump—Ashli Babbitt, Rosanne Boyland, Kevin Greeson, and Benjamin Phillips—died on January 6. Babbitt, an unarmed veteran who posed no lethal threat, was shot and killed by Capitol police officer Michael Byrd around 2:45 p.m. near the Speaker’s Lobby. Boyland diedaround 4:30 p.m. outside the lower west terrace tunnel where D.C. and Capitol police were engaged in violent confrontations with protesters. Witnesses say Greeson and Phillips suffered fatal heart attacks after being hit with stun grenades, an explosive device used by police outside the building that afternoon.
Eyewitness accounts and extensive video footage show police attacking people peacefully assembled on Capitol grounds shortly after 1 p.m. A Capitol official testified during a recent trial that the department used non-lethal munitions for the first time in history on January 6.
Despite claims by everyone from Joe Biden to local news reporters, no police officer died on January 6. For months, Capitol police and the media lied about the death of Officer Brian Sicknick; the New York Times reported on January 8, 2021, that Sicknick had been bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher, an allegation that was included in the House Democrats’ official impeachment memo. But the report was false; the Times retracted the account a month later. After a lengthy delay, the D.C. coroner finally issued his finding that Sicknick died of natural causes—a stroke caused by two blood clots near his brain.
Four police officers reportedly took their lives after January 6; two Capitol police officers committed suicide in the days following the protest and two D.C. officers killed themselves months later but there’s no proof any of those suicides is tied to the events of that day.
No one carried firearms into the building: On January 7, 2021, Pelosi described the previous day as an “armed insurrection,” a narrative that persisted for months. The public was led to believe gun-toting Trump supporters “stormed” the building with intent to harm or even kill lawmakers in an attempt to overthrow the government.
Now, nearly 18 months later, no one has been charged with carrying a firearm into the building on January 6. Four men were charged with possessing or carrying a firearm on Capitol grounds, including one man who was arrested that evening after the protest ended.
The only person who used a gun on January 6 was Lt. Michael Byrd, the cop who executed Ashli Babbitt at near-point blank range. Byrd was exonerated by the Justice Department and Capitol Police officials; he remains on the job.
The FBI refuses to disclose information pertaining to the use of undercover agents and informants: Numerous court motions filed by January 6 defense attorneys refer to unknown federal agents present at the Capitol throughout the day. The New York Times reported last September that the FBI embedded at least two informants in the Proud Boys months before the Capitol protest; Newsweek recently revealed that Jeffrey Rosen, the acting attorney general at the time, summoned hundreds of elite FBI agents, including the Hostage Rescue Team, to Quantico the weekend before January 6. Contrary to Rosen’s public testimony, according to Newsweek, those agents were deployed to downtown D.C. the morning of January 6 and some had “shoot-to-kill” authority if necessary.
During her Senate testimony on the one-year anniversary of the protest, FBI counterterrorism chief Jill Sanborn rebuffed questions about whether FBI agents or informants engaged in or provoked violent behavior on January 6. She also refused to explain why Ray Epps, a man seen multiple times on video exhorting people to go inside the Capitol, was removed from the agency’s most-wanted list and has so far evaded arrest. The FBI continues to ignore congressional inquiries into her testimony.
As the Whitmer “kidnapping” hoax demonstrated, the FBI is deeply involved in the surveillance and set up of Americans the agency considers “anti-government” extremists. (A Michigan jury in April acquitted two men charged in the hoax after defense attorneys successfully argued they were entrapped by the FBI; the jury could not reach a verdict on two other defendants who now face a second trial.) Further, Steven D’Antuono, head of the Michigan FBI field office primarily responsible for the hoax, was promoted to head of the D.C. FBI field office in mid-October 2020, right after his agents arrested the fake kidnappers and several weeks before the Capitol protest. His office is the lead investigatory agency in the Justice Department’s prosecution of more than 800 Americans now charged for their involvement in January 6.
It does not appear that D’Antuono or FBI Director Christopher Wray have been interviewed by the committee.
The FBI also appears to have lost interest in the so-called “pipe bomber” who allegedly planted explosives outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on the evening of January 5. News of the bombs prompted the first evacuation of adjacent House buildings and set off panic in the city and news media. The FBI claimed it would conduct an investigation and offered a reward for the bomber’s capture. Nearly 18 months later, not only has the suspect not been caught, the FBI refuses to release any information pertaining to an investigation. Further, the pipe bombs have not been mentioned by committee members or the focus of any public hearings.
The January 6 committee is pure political theater intended to crush the MAGA movement once and for all. And like so many attempts before—the Russian collusion hoax, the first impeachment trial, the stolen 2020 election, the second impeachment trial—Democrats and the media are successfully brainwashing millions of their cult-like disciples who allow themselves to be duped time and again by the likes of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Facts, as they say, do matter—and the aforementioned list is just a handful of indisputable truths related to January 6, 2021, that the other side doesn’t want the American people to see. So share it widely.
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|To: J.B.C. who wrote (110861)||6/14/2022 9:12:56 AM|
|Where’s Ray Epps?|
By Ned Cosby
Since 1987, some of us have spent leisure time asking, “Where’s Waldo?” looking for him in crowded cartoons clad in his red and white striped shirt. It passes the time and stimulates the mind. Since January 6, 2021, others have asked, “Where’s Ray Epps?”
Asking, “Where’s Waldo?” is harmless enough. Asking, “Where’s Ray Epps?” might get you the kind of attention no one wants in this post-911 emerging police-state we still call America.
Still, lots of questions are popping up about Ray Epps. On the surface, Ray Epps sounds like a salt-of-the-earth American. He and his wife, Robyn, live in Arizona, where they own two ranches. One of those farms is used as a wedding venue. Records indicate he is a retired Marine and 60 years old. If he were still with us, Norman Rockwell might be tempted to capture Robyn and Ray on their front porch to embellish this updated picture of Americana.
As the owner of two ranches, we get the suggestion that Ray has entrepreneurial blood pumping in his veins. Videos capturing Ray in Washington, D. C. on January 5-6, 2021, show him as a “mover and a shaker.”
Image: Internet meme.
In one video of Ray Epps taken on the evening of January 5, 2021, Ray is seen wearing a red MAGA baseball cap and exhorting protestors to “Go into the Capitol.” During the span of Jan 5-6, 2021, Epps can be seen in several locations between the White House and the Capitol, urging people to enter the People’s House. Like the imaginary Waldo, Ray Epps shows up doing his old man impersonation of Ethan Hunt on a Mission Impossible episode.
Like the fictional Ethan Hunt, the Agency (FBI and DOJ) has disavowed any knowledge or connection with Ray Epps. For some time, a picture of Epps appeared on an FBI website soliciting information about those who entered the Capitol on January 6th. That picture went up in a puff of smoke and, now, the FBI refuses to answer questions about him.
Nancy Pelosi and her minions are crafting their own narrative that they want to be accepted as truth. She does not want her version annoyed by questions of deplorables. That heavy-handed behavior tends to raise red flags in the minds of truth seekers. Why can’t we see all the footage covering the January 6th event in the Capitol? Why is the renowned FBI sitting on what they know about Rancher Ray?
What a mysterious guy! He lives in Arizona but makes himself famous, herding Trumpers to the Capitol. As he was exhorting action, several people loudly suggested that Ray Epps is a FED. I know I am expressing a quaint notion from America’s past, but don’t the people in the FBI and DOJ work for us, aka “We the People”?
I don’t care about Waldo, but I want to know what brought Ray Epps to Washington from Arizona and who was paying him to stir things up.
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