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To: DMaA who wrote (110880)6/14/2022 6:03:09 PM
From: Bill
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I love when people kiss and make up. Now give each other a cupcake...

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To: Bill who wrote (110881)6/14/2022 6:24:18 PM
From: J.B.C.
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BY JOHN HINDERAKER IN BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, ENERGY POLICY, ENVIRONMENT, FREE SPEECH
DEMS WANT TO BAN TELLING THE TRUTH
In a virtual Axios event on Thursday, Gina McCarthy, Joe Biden’s top climate official, urged tech companies to suppress truthful information about climate issues:

“The tech companies have to stop allowing specific individuals over and over again to spread disinformation,” she told Axios’ Alexi McCammond at a virtual event that aired Thursday.
“We need the tech companies to really jump in,” McCarthy said.


“Really jump in” means to ban, suspend, delete and censor views on climate issues different from those of the Biden administration’s extremists, like McCarthy.

McCarthy said that overall, the problem of disinformation has shifted from disputing the reality of climate change…

No one has disputed the “reality of climate change.” The climate has been changing for millions of years, and will continue changing as long as the Earth exists and has an atmosphere. The issue is not climate change per se, but rather the theory of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming that is in dispute. On that issue, the realists are winning out over the alarmists.



…to inaccurate claims about the feasibility and benefits of moving away from fossil fuels.
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“Now, the challenge really is, how do we accelerate the solutions we have available to us, the technology improvements that we’ve seen that are most cost-effective, in fact cost-competitive with fossil fuels.



…to inaccurate claims about the feasibility and benefits of moving away from fossil fuels.
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“Now, the challenge really is, how do we accelerate the solutions we have available to us, the technology improvements that we’ve seen that are most cost-effective, in fact cost-competitive with fossil fuels.

“And what the [oil] industry is now doing is seeding, basically, doubt about the costs associated with that and whether they work or not.”



First of all, the claim that “green” energy technologies are “cost-competitive with fossil fuels” is ridiculous. If that were true, then there would be no need for subsidies and mandates–measures that the likes of Gina McCarthy will defend to the death. And energy bills across the country would not be rising rapidly as more wind and solar energy are added to the grid.

And McCarthy doesn’t like talk about “the costs associated with that” because the costs of the administration’s green dreams are in fact ruinous. The impact of high energy prices that we are now seeing is only a drop in the bucket compared with the economic and human disaster that will unfold if the “green transition” actually proceeds. But the Biden administration wants all such discussion censored from social media and from the internet (at least to the extent that Google controls the internet).

Finally, “whether they work or not”–whether the “green” measures proposed by environmentalists would actually have a significant impact on global temperatures–is another sensitive point for the administration. It is sensitive because, on any competent scientific evaluation, the administration’s proposals (and those of any environmental group you care to name) will not “work.” Their impact on climate will not be discernible. Far from being “misinformation,” that is scientific fact that the administration does not even attempt to rebut.

We have here a form of McCarthyism–we could call it Gina McCarthyism–far more dangerous and irrational than the McCarthyism of the 1950s. The Biden administration wants to suppress the dissemination of scientific facts and arguments not because they are wrong, which would be bad enough, but because they are right. And because they are right, they promise to destroy public support for the Green New Deal. The combination of economic and human ruin with suppression of free speech is as contemptible a combination of government policies as one can imagine.

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To: J.B.C. who wrote (110882)6/14/2022 6:29:00 PM
From: DMaA
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Policy differences = lies.

"I don't want to hear anymore of these lies about reckless spending." Brandon


He's been lying so long and so constantly, he has forgotten what a lie is.

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To: DMaA who wrote (110883)6/14/2022 6:59:25 PM
From: J.B.C.
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Did he ever know any truths?

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To: J.B.C. who wrote (110884)6/14/2022 7:11:05 PM
From: DMaA
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, sknxxxz phizle boop You know, the thing.

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To: Alan Smithee who wrote (110875)6/14/2022 9:55:33 PM
From: pheilman_
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I will be one of those Republicans moving from California to Florida. We sold our tiny house in California for 2x what our nice house in Florida cost. My boys will avoid indoctrination in DEI themes, without being in a private school. Our lives will get much better.

My wife and I agree that California is doomed in the near future, they are increasing electrical loading but not adding power plants or distribution. In the SF Bay Area all new houses and any major renovation must have electric cooking and laundry. In the LA area I heard they will be forcing restaurants to forgo gas for cooking. Not sure how an electric wok will work.

People are nicer there and don't seem as time stressed.

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To: pheilman_ who wrote (110886)6/14/2022 9:58:35 PM
From: Bill
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Florida is great. My kids are moving there.

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To: pheilman_ who wrote (110886)6/15/2022 9:26:02 AM
From: Alan Smithee
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I will be one of those Republicans moving from California to Florida. We sold our tiny house in California for 2x what our nice house in Florida cost. My boys will avoid indoctrination in DEI themes, without being in a private school. Our lives will get much better.

You’ve made the right decision.

I’ve been listening to The Rubin Report. Dave Rubin and his partner made the move from CA to FL, and he raves about what a great move it’s been.


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To: Alan Smithee who wrote (110888)6/15/2022 10:00:47 AM
From: J.B.C.
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Don Surber
All errors should be reported to DonSurber@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Highlights of the News




ITEM 1: In a special election on Tuesday, Republicans flipped a congressional district that Democrats have held since its inception 10 years ago. The district is 84% Hispanic.Obama carried it by 23 points and Hillary by 22.

But Trump closed the gap to 4 points in 2020. Now Republican Mayra Flores has beaten Democrat Dan Sanchez by 7 points in an election to replace Democrat Filemon Vela, who quit on March 31 to become a lobbyist.

The district stretches along the Gulf Coast to the Mexican border. Instead of alienating Hispanic voters with his wall, Trump drew them to the Republican Party.

She will be the first Mexican-born woman to serve in Congress.

ITEM 2: The Washington Examiner reported, "Republican Rep. Tom Rice lost his solidly conservative South Carolina House seat Tuesday after nearly a decade in Congress, which included his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump over the January 6 riots."

Riots?

I guess you have to burn down a used car lot to be considered a mostly peaceful protest by the media.

ITEM 3: Reuters reported, "Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. is looking to cut up to 30% or nearly 1,000 jobs in its global advertising sales team, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

"The company on Tuesday started offering members of its U.S. advertising sales team an opportunity to voluntarily leave the company, the source said, adding that the global advertising sales team has about 3,000 members.

"The company's finance chief Gunnar Wiedenfels in April reaffirmed its goal of achieving $3 billion in cost savings after a $43 billion merger between Discovery Inc and AT&T's Warner Media.

"Wall Street has questioned the streaming industry's long-term prospects after a surge during the pandemic and analysts have cited rising inflation and lower consumer spending as potential threats to the industry."

When a media company cuts its sales force by 30%, it is in trouble.

I notice it is pushing kiddie porn on its streaming service as boys do drag shows for the perverts.

Someone needs to tell them you cannot out-Disney the House of Mouse.

ITEM 4: The Washington Examiner reported, "Hunter Biden recorded himself boasting that his father will adopt political positions at his command, footage obtained from a copy of his abandoned laptop shows.

"'He’ll talk about anything that I want him to, that he believes in,' Biden said in reference to his father, Joe Biden, in the Dec. 3, 2018, recording. 'If I say it’s important to me, then he will work a way in which to make it a part of his platform. My dad respects me more than he respects anyone n the world, and I know that to be certain, so it’s not going to be about whether it affects his politics.

"'All those fears you think that I have of people not liking me or that I don’t love myself … I don’t fear that. You know why I don’t fear that? Because the man I most admire in the world, that god to me, thinks I’m a god.'"

Our country is run by a coke-addled alcoholic ne'er-do-well who accepts bribes from Ukraine, Red China and anywhere else.

Obama knew.

Most of DC must have known.

They deliberately sabotaged the country.

But hey, no mean tweets.

ITEM 5: NYT is worried that Nevada will flip red.

It reported, "Much has been written about the woes of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat who is up for re-election this year. Whenever her name appears in national news coverage, it’s invariably accompanied by some version of the phrase 'one of Democrats’ most endangered incumbents.'"

And the story said, "The Cook Political Report rates all three Democrat-held congressional districts as tossups. House Majority PAC, the main outside spending arm of House Democrats, has reserved more dollars in ad spending in Las Vegas than in any other media market in the country."

Republicans last carried the state in the 2004 presidential election.

Biden did this.

ITEM 6: Fox reported, "Washington DC Mayor Bowser adds 51st star to American flags displayed on Pennsylvania Avenue ahead of Flag Day."

People in Washington were never good with numbers.

ITEM 7: Just the News reported, "Todd Myers, director of the Center for the Environment for the free market Washington Policy Center, thinks Gov. Jay Inslee is being coy about his support for breaching four dams on the lower Snake River.

Myers tweeted, "Last week, Gov. Inslee gave implicit support to destroying the Snake River dams and 8% of Washington’s electricity generation. Today he sent an email warning about electricity shortages this summer."

Climate change is causing blackouts because when you elect Climate Change politicians, they destroy non-carbon dioxide based electric generation because they really, really want to rule a third world country but are too lazy to move to Africa.

ITEM 8: NBC reported, "Remi Bader, a TikTok star known for her realistic clothing haul videos, claimed that during a recent trip with other influencers, a ranch wouldn't allow her to ride their horses due to her weight.

"Bader, who has more than 2 million followers on TikTok, was in Montauk, New York, with other influencers on a trip organized by the company Hampton Water Wine over the weekend when she said she was turned away."

Maybe she should lose weight.

ITEM 9: Reuters reported, "The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it was selling up to 45 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of the Biden administration's previously announced, largest-ever release from the stockpile.

"Deliveries of crude from the SPR sale would take place from Aug. 16 through Sept. 30, the Energy Department said."

The Democrat Election Plan.

45 million barrels is what the USA uses in 5 days.

Trump had a better plan. He let the oil industry unleash billion of barrels into the market, cutting gasoline prices and giving the Italian Salute to oil dictators.

Prices fell so low, Trump filled up the petroleum reserve.

ITEM 10: The Chicago Tribune reported, "Caterpillar to move headquarters to Texas, marking second major corporate departure from Illinois in 6 weeks."

Boeing was the first.

Greater Peoria Economic Development Council CEO Chris Setti said, "Caterpillar’s commitment to our region is still strong. They have over 12,000 employees here, making Peoria the largest employment center for Caterpillar in the world."

Dream on. Those jobs eventually will go to Texas and Mexico to be nearer to corporate headquarters.

ITEM 11: Newsweek reported, "Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a substantial lead over Democrat Beto O'Rourke in the race to lead the state as the nation is still grieving a deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"A new poll published on Monday found that Abbott, a Republican, leads O'Rourke by 19 points among likely Texas voters but also found widespread support for new restrictions on gun purchases."

Um, Abbott's lead was only 7 points a month ago in the same poll before the Uvalde massacre.

ITEM 12: The Verge reported, "Ford issued a stop-sale order to its dealers for the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover over concerns that a safety defect may render the vehicle immobile, CNBC reports."

That dashed my hope of owning a coal-powered Mustang.

ITEM 13: Just the News reported, "The Democrat-led House on Tuesday passed a measure to expand security for Supreme Court justices and their family members.

"The bill passed by a 396-27, with only Democrats voting no.

"The Senate last month unanimously passed the bill, which would extend the same 24 hour security to Supreme Court justices and their families that other top government officials receive."

Increasingly, our public servants live behind walls. DC is looking more like Pyongyang.

The reason is the government is too large and too powerful.

Republicans must begin eliminating agencies. The time has come to stop asking the government to solve our problems because as Reagan said, "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."

ITEM 14: It is not news, but it is a very good video.

Science explains how God did it.

ITEM 15: Breitbart reported, "Michelle Obama’s Get Out the Vote Event in L.A. ‘Sparsely Attended’ Despite Selena Gomez Appearance."

When gasoline is $7 a gallon, you don't make many unnecessary drives.

ITEM 16: Politico said, "The Federal Reserve is poised to send a message to the American people that it has the worst inflation in 40 years under control."

Hahaha.

No.

The Fed is a year late and 200 basis points late to do anything.

FINALLY, AP reported, "A Cuban man charged in a $4.2 million Medicare fraud scheme is being held as a flight risk after officials said he tried to flee the U.S. on a Jet Ski.

"A federal judge in Miami ordered Ernesto Cruz Graveran, 54, of Hialeah, to be detained pending trial Monday, according to court records. He has been charged with health care fraud.

"According to a criminal complaint, Cruz Graveran’s company, Xiko Enterprises Inc., submitted approximately $4.2 million in fraudulent health care claims to Medicare from February to April this year for medical equipment that Xiko never provided and that Medicare beneficiaries never requested. Medicare paid Xiko over $2.1 million."

$2.1 million buys a lot of Jet Skis.

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To: J.B.C. who wrote (110889)6/15/2022 10:16:12 AM
From: J.B.C.
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Biden's Deathly Presidency
By Jeffrey Folks

For four years under President Trump, America enjoyed peace, security, and unparalleled prosperity. Trump's presidency was a historic era of good times in which we began to regain faith in the American Dream. Now we have the nightmare, and the death and destruction that go with it.

Yes, the Trump Era was prosperous, with historically low unemployment rates, low inflation, energy independence, and rising wages. But aside from that, the most important thing about Trump's presidency was the fact that Americans were secure, as they had not been under Obama and certainly are not under Biden. Under Trump, America was in so many senses vibrant and "alive" with pride in our country and hope for its future.

Now we have regular mass shootings in which citizens disarmed by the State have no way to defend themselves. Overseas, we have a war in Ukraine, the threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, and Iran developing nuclear weapons with the encouragement of the Biden administration. The common thread is death and the fear that goes with it. And this does not even include Biden's aggressive defense of abortion on demand.

Under President Trump, I lived without fear. I knew that Trump supported my right to defend my home and that he supported the police who defended me as well. Just having the president and his administration on my side made me breathe easier. America was moving in the right direction, as was confirmed by every opinion poll during Trump's time in office before COVID was unleashed.

Long-term death rates are more a matter of demographics than policy, and they have been rising ever since Obama took office in 2008. But murder rates, deaths in war and civil unrest, drug overdose deaths, and accidental deaths are attributable to policy, and they have been rising under Biden, even during his short time in office. Under Biden, the U.S. murder rate, which had been declining under President Trump, is the highest in 25 years. According toformer N.Y. police commissioner Howard Safir, the spike in violence is partly attributable to lack of support for police and soft-on-crime prosecutors. And it is Biden, with his anti-police rhetoric and refusal to prosecute (as in the case of those picketing Justice Kavanaugh's home), who is responsible for this climate of anarchy.

Now I plan my trips carefully, avoid eye contact with strangers, and carry only a driver's license and credit card. I drive inconspicuously as well, given the explosion of road rage incidents.

The most galling thing is that Biden never says a word about the victims of crime unless he can twist the incident into an anti-gun lecture, and he takes no action to protect anyone, especially law-abiding citizens in middle-class neighborhoods like my own. In this and so many other ways, he seems on the side of those who wish to destroy us. It's no accident that murder rates are spiraling at home and war is breaking out overseas. Both are a response to Biden's weakness, and death is the consequence.

I fear there will be more death ahead. I expect an invasion in Taiwan, Moldova, or Finland, and new outbreaks of violence in the Middle East involving either Iran or its surrogates. The incomprehensible Iran deal, which Biden is pushing, would "make Biden 'the biggest funder of terrorism in the world,'" according to Rep. Jim Banks. "Terrorism" is not just a derogatory word; it is the act of murdering innocent human beings, including women and children. Hasn't that fact entered into Biden's Iran deal calculations?

Biden's weakness has emboldened our enemies, and their actions pose a threat to our security. This is the way major wars begin. They can be prevented only by the projection of force of the kind we saw under President Trump, and Biden projects about as much force as a lady's fan. His weakness will get us into another war, and our young men and women will die in that war. There is death hanging over us, and Biden seems oblivious, fumbling with his note cards to find some kind of answer.

There is a new national mood in America unlike anything I've seen since the 1960s: a sense of foreboding and caution based on the very real threat of violence and collapse. There are more threats to our country, including the wealth destruction of inflation, to which Biden simply rolls his eyes, chuckles, and whispers some idiotic riposte. There are more criminal gangs, and Biden just welcomes more in. There is more road rage, more random shooting, more felons out on no bond/low bond. And there is a callous and brutal disregard for the lives of the unborn.

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