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Oct 22 2021

Biden to “Protect” Our Savings in Name of Fake Crisis

Forcibly subordinating wealth to moonbattery doesn’t stop with your retirement account. All money is subject to federal control in the name of leftist ideology. The woke propagandists at Business Insider are delighted:

[Last] Friday, Biden unveiled a 40-page report titled “A Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy,” which focuses on mitigating the financial risks climate change puts on people’s retirements, pensions, savings, and more. This follows up on an executive order the president signed in May that was dedicated to analyzing and mitigating the risk the climate crisis poses to homeowners, businesses, consumers, and the government.

By “mitigating the risk” posed by the weather, Democrats do not mean taking adaptation measures to prepare for inevitable climate fluctuation. They mean suppressing economic activity and wasting vast sums of wealth on Green New Deal nonsense.

Specifically, the report outlines a “whole-of-government” approach to promoting the resilience of the US financial system to climate-related risks, protecting life savings and pensions, incorporating climate-related financial risk into federal lending like mortgages, and building more resilient infrastructure.

“Whole-of-government” refers to a totalitarian focus on inflicting leftist ideology by all available means. “Protecting” means exerting control over; the implications in the present context are unclear but alarming. “Resilient infrastructure” refers to green boondoggles.

Biden pledged during his campaign to reduce fossil-fuel usage, and he is pushing for Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social-spending bill to be passed, which includes investments to combat the climate crisis, such as green affordable housing.

Creating a nation of Cabrini Greens will improve the weather, as surely as Biden’s “campaign to reduce fossil-fuel usage” has kept gas prices so manageable.

While there’s no question on the urgency of the crisis, the Bank of America economist Ethan Harris wrote in a Friday note that actions addressing the climate crisis will likely hurt economic growth “during the transition from a dirty to green economy” because workers will need to move from one sector to another.

As someone once said, “Repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.” Here’s some real truth that you can confirm for yourself by stepping outdoors: There is no climate crisis. The weather is no more of a danger than it always has been and always will be. Stating that there is “no question on the urgency” of a crisis that plenty of people understand to be imaginary is not journalism; it is a brazen lie. If the global warming hoax were less relentless and ubiquitous, people would laugh it off instead of letting Democrats exploit it to confiscate our money, expand their power over us, and lower our standard of living.

The idea that shifting from efficient to inefficient energy will impose only transitory economic harm is preposterous. Vastly less wealth will be created when energy costs vastly more. That means jobs will be scarcer and less remunerative.

But in the long term, as Harris noted, the stunted economic growth will be well worth it.

Worth it for what? There will be no benefit whatsoever except to power-hungry Democrats and the crony capitalists who receive a return on political donations through flagrantly corrupt green energy money-laundering operations like those that flourished under Obama.

“We are clear-eyed to how climate change poses a systemic risk to our economy,” National Economic Council deputy director Bharat Ramamurti said on the press call. “We are taking a precautionary approach that reflects the fact that inaction is not an option.”

How wonderful that the capable Joe Biden can perfect the weather, and all it will cost us is property rights as Democrats tighten control over our money.

To a leftist, property is theft. By that, they mean that your property is their property. That’s why Democrats regard tax cuts as an expenditure. It is why every penny you have is subject to their control in the name of the weather.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Oct 22 2021

Open Thread

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. - Calvin Coolidge

Oct 21 2021

The Tragedy of the Treadmill

Setting the comically incompetent Joe Biden and his radical handlers atop the federal government has had the predictable effect on our economic well-being. The media spins that we should lower our expectations. Under rule by the radicalized Democrat Party, this is no longer the kind of country where you can take it for granted that the shelves won’t be empty. The response from the Regime to our growing anger is to sneer at us. White House spokesmoonbat Jen Psaki sums up the attitude of our leftist rulers:

As noted at Not the Bee,

For rich elites like Jen – who have the institutional privilege they keep accusing others of – it is just a matter of inconvenience. If food prices keep skyrocketing (which they will) and essential items disappear off shelves completely (which they are), it’s not going to affect Jen.

The French Revolution — in which widespread hatred of an arrogant ruling class boiled over — is starting to make perfect sense.

Oct 21 2021

Confirmed: Fauci Lied in Senate Testimony

Our ruling class doesn’t want us thinking about it, but it has been clear for some time that Covid was almost certainly deliberately engineered at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Still more infuriating, its development was probably financed in part with American tax dollars:

Molecular biologist Richard H. Ebright on Wednesday posted a letter from the National Institute of Health (NIH) showing that an NIH grant did fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, contrary to what Dr. Anthony Fauci had testified to the Senate.

Fauci testified to Senators at a hearing in May that the NIH “has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

We already knew that Fauci is a liar. He has admitted that he lies by telling us only what he condescendingly thinks we are ready to hear. Lying from bureaucrats — even the federal government’s most extravagantly overpaid bureaucrat — is to be expected at this point. But lying during Senate testimony is supposed to be a crime even when favored members of the liberal establishment do it.

Do we still have rule of law in this country? Or does the law exist only to punish enemies of Democrats, who are themselves exempt from it? We will have our answer if Fauci is not prosecuted.

On tips from Chris Neilson, Varla, and Stormfax.

Oct 21 2021

Racist Inflicts Oppression at Convenience Store

The smog of moonbattery is getting so dense, we could all use a little something to brighten our day. From Yuma, Arizona:

Note to the Democrat base: If you are going to redistribute wealth on your own rather than waiting for Big Government to do it on your behalf, first make sure there are no Marine vets around.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Oct 21 2021

Biden Regime to Politicize Retirement Savings

Did you work hard your whole life to prepare a secure retirement? That’s too bad. Biden and his handlers are politicizing 401(k) investments. Your retirement may not be so secure after all.

The Wall Street Journal reports on a rule Biden’s Labor Department proposes to inflict on your retirement nest egg in the name of leftist ideology:

The Administration says the rule will make it easier for retirement plans to offer 401(k) funds focused on ESG (environmental, social and governance) objectives.

ESG is a euphemism for moonbattery. As noted recently, pursuing ESG rather than profits wastes investors’ money. With the government involved, it means you will be compelled to invest in financial sinkholes of leftist lunacy.

Trump’s Labor Department left us with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

The rule prevented pension plans and asset managers from considering ESG factors like climate, workforce diversity and political donations unless they had a “material [beneficial] effect on the return and risk of an investment.”

Biden’s handlers want to turn this upside down, so that asset managers are required to prioritize leftist ideology over return on investment, at the risk of being sued.

As usual, corporatist (a.k.a. fascist) Democrats have corrupt collaborators in the private sector:

Asset managers like BlackRock are pushing to create ESG 401(k) funds in part because they can charge higher fees. … This difference can reduce retirement savings by tens of thousands of dollars over a few decades.

The Biden rule would let plan sponsors enroll workers in ESG 401(k) funds as the default, so workers could unknowingly end up paying higher fees. It also threatens retirement plan sponsors with legal liability if they don’t support progressive shareholder resolutions, such as those requiring companies to reduce CO2 emissions or disclose political donations.

Forcing companies to reduce harmless carbon emissions will have zero measurable impact on the allegedly problematic weather. But it could have plenty impact on your rate of return.

Progressives are moving across the Biden Administration to steer private capital to implement an agenda they can’t pass through Congress. Your savings will be conscripted to advance the progressive agenda, whether you like it or not.

Next, they will come for IRAs. There is no limit to Democrats’ lust for power and greed for other people’s money.

On tips from Henry and Varla.

Oct 21 2021

Watch Terry McAwful Do Let’s Go Brandon Shuffle

Let’s Go Brandon is catching on. Even Terry McAuliffe is into it:

The unpopular Biden really must be a drag on McAwful’s election prospects. Of course, admitting out loud that he doesn’t think parents should have a say in what kind of indoctrination their children receive in public schools isn’t helping him either.

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

Oct 21 2021

PA Train Rapist Is Illegal Alien With Criminal Record

I didn’t mean to pick on Haiti. Democrats are importing and retaining voters to displace us from further afield. You may recall the rape that took place last week on a train in the Philadelphia area, witnessed by numerous people who did not lift a finger to stop it. This event was made possible by contempt for our national sovereignty.

Illegal alien Fiston Ngoy of the Republic of Congo has been arrested for the rape. He already had a criminal record.

Ngoy came here on a student visa in 2012. It expired 6 years ago because he didn’t stay in school.

Fox News reports:

[C]ourt records show that he racked up “multiple arrests and two misdemeanor convictions, one for controlled substances and one for sexual abuse.” Ngoy pled guilty in 2017 in Washington D.C. to the sexual abuse misdemeanor and was sentenced to 120 days in prison and nine months probation.

Why was he not deported? Because moonbattery:

[Ngoy] received a “withholding of removal” from an immigration judge in March 2019 after the Board of Immigration Appeals found that his misdemeanor sex offense was not a “serious crime” that would have made him ineligible for such a stay.

When it comes to deportation under Biden, this probably won’t count as a serious crime either:

Police in Philadelphia said on Monday that the attack on the train lasted six minutes in front of bystanders who did nothing and took out their phones to film. The only person to call 911 was an off-duty SEPTA employee, who called Transit Police officers — who arrived three minutes later to interrupt the violent assault and arrest the man.

The arrest evidently went well. Otherwise, Black Lives Matter might be burning cities in Ngoy’s name.

Why did none of the onlookers attempt to stop the attack? Maybe because they didn’t want to miss the chance to go viral by taking some video. Maybe because we have been conditioned to passively wait for Big Government to take care of everything. Maybe because if even the police get thrown in jail for arresting a bad guy, someone not authorized might really get in trouble. Maybe because someone who tried to intervene could risk being targeted as a racist, like Officer Nicholas Reardon, who shot a black woman who was trying to kill another black woman, incurring the wrath of powerful zillionaire LeBron James. Maybe because in a world crazy enough to put Joe Biden where he is, people keep their heads down.

Maybe it was for the same reason Ngoy is still in the country. We have been twisted against ourselves by leftism to the point that we will no longer defend ourselves or the innocent.

Oct 21 2021

Open Thread

The mob is the mother of tyrants. - Diogenes

Oct 20 2021

A Drill Sergeant in Our Woke Military

Meanwhile, as our Chinese adversaries race ahead of us by firing nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles against which we have no defense, our military recruits wear masks outdoors in neurotic terror of the ChiCom virus and undergo race-based left-wing indoctrination. God help us if this video is on the level:

The camel’s head is in the tent. Next come marching cadences in honor of Louis Farrakhan and George Floyd.

Anyone not on board with fighting for moonbattery is subject to purging.

On a tip from Jester.

Oct 20 2021

Bari Weiss Explains How the World Has Gone Mad

Bari Weiss is no right-winger, but she is sensible enough to have been bullied out of the liberal establishment. A second-rate intellect like Brian Stelter should never have let her on his show, much less throw her a hanging slider like the antagonistic question, “In what ways has the world gone mad?”

It was like watching a line drive take the pitcher’s head off:

In other words, the moonbattery Brian Stelter ineptly markets is depraved and tyrannical.

No one enjoyed this more than Brian Stelter connoisseur Mark Dice:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Oct 20 2021

How Biden Is Displacing Us

Tens of thousands of Haitian colonists have assailed the southern border, and many more are on the way. Rather than defend the country from invasion, which is his primary duty as Commander in Chief, Biden has responded by forbidding the Border Patrol from controlling invaders while on horseback as they pour across the Rio Grande. A tiny handful of Haitians have been returned to their own country for show. As for the rest, the Regime is secretly seeding them throughout the country, so that they will be nearly impossible to deport:

The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The official line is that the largely underage illegal aliens are being reunited with relatives. How did so many Haitians happen to have relatives throughout the country, and why didn’t they exploit the lunacy of chain migration to come here legally? Because the official line is a lie.

A couple thousand migrants have been dumped just in White Plains, New York since early August. The flights have been furtive, landing in the dead of night:

Records show some of the planes touched down between midnight and 6:30 a.m. — when a voluntary curfew is in effect — with two arriving from Houston at 2:13 a.m. and 4:29 a.m. on Aug. 20.

Destinations include…

…MercyFirst, a nonprofit sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy that provides housing and services for “children and adolescents who are the victims of societal problems,” according to its website.

Thanks largely to Democrats, we have enough societal problems without our government importing those of the Third World.

The same operation is underway in Jacksonville, Florida being a crucial swing state that Democrats want to seed with people likely to be dependent on the welfare state for generations to come. From the airport they are charter bussed to their destination.

After a two-hour ride, the group arrived around 1 a.m. Sunday at the Twin Oaks Academy, a juvenile detention center in the Apalachicola National Forest near Tallahassee, where staffers were waiting to open a gate topped with barbed wire.

The Governor of Florida was enraged to learn about this. Asked DeSantis,

“If the Biden Administration is so confident that their open-border policy is good for our country, why the secrecy?”

Locals in White Plains report that the airport has even cut down on lighting to make it more difficult to see what the Feds are up to.

Imagine if instead of rallying Britain to fend off the Nazi invasion, Winston Churchill had secretly smuggled in German soldiers and spread them throughout England. At least he wouldn’t have to worry about Black Lives Matter sympathizers tearing down his statues.

Biden’s treason is worse. The point is not to conquer America but to eradicate it by creating a Third World country in its place. Even if the Battle of Britain had been lost, the English would eventually have cast out their foreign rulers. We will never cast out ours, because we will have been displaced, as surely as the Indians before us.

By now no one even pretends that the illegitimately imported hordes are coming to become Americans. That would be a violation of the Regime’s multicultural ideology. The point is to make America more like Haiti, a place fit to be ruled by third-rate authoritarians like Biden and his handlers.

Here’s what life is like in Haiti:

A Haitian gang kidnapped 17 North American missionaries on Saturday, including 5 kids.

The missionaries, who serve with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries founded by Amish and Mennonites congregations, were taken by the Haitian “400 Mawozo” gang while they were visiting an orphanage near the capital.

They also kidnapped two French priests. The ransom demand is $1 million per head. That’s cheap, compared to what the invasion is costing us.

Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

Oct 20 2021

How to Use Dem/Demon/Demonself Pronouns

If you work for public schools, you might be fired like Tanner Cross if you refuse to use whatever pronouns students dictate. This makes it crucial to learn how pronouns are applied, in order to placate our demented adolescent rulers. In the video below, two moonbats instruct us on how to use They/Them/Theirs pronouns combined with Dem/Demon/Demonself pronouns:

Follow their instructions closely. Freaks have the whip hand in a country run by Democrats.

On a tip from DCGere.

Oct 20 2021

First Female Four-Star Admiral Is Male

Cultural Marxists love their historic firsts. To the extent these firsts are achieved on an Affirmative Action basis, they are meaningless. This one is more meaningless than most. The historic first female four-star admiral is a man.

He is well known to moonbattologists for killing seniors by imposing Covid on nursing homes while rescuing his own mother, and for his obscene views regarding inflicting transgenderism on innocent children by both drugs and surgery. His name is Rachel (né Richard) Levine.

Levine has managed to climb the ranks of the bureaucracy by wearing women’s clothes. Biden’s handlers rewarded his ostentatious depravity by making him US Assistant Secretary for Health. Now he also a four-star admiral.

Note the official wording. Levine is “the first female four-star admiral of the USPHS Commissioned Corps.” He obviously is not female…

…but you have to get used to everything being a blatant, tasteless lie if you are going to adapt to Democrat rule.

Becoming a four-star admiral suddenly doesn’t seem like much of an accomplishment. That’s not all that has been cheapened.

It means something to be a woman. Progressive social engineers want to cancel that meaning. That’s why they named Bruce I mean Caitlyn Jenner a Woman of the Year.

They leach the meaning out of a concept and twist the remaining husk into an insulting parody. They did this to civil rights. They want to do it to womanhood.

On tips from Blackjack, Steve T, and Greg O.

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