Biden Administration

Bordering on insanity

Featured image The Biden administration has reversed Trump administration border enforcement policies and essentially erased our southern border. Tucker Carlson devoted his monologue last night to the story that Fox News has covered like the critically important story it is. Fox News has posted the video of Tucker’s monologue to YouTube (embedded below). Fox News has also posted video along with the transcript here (but with the usual intrusive annoyances). I appreciate »

Psaki yanks our supply chain

Featured image I have settled on psychedelic as the Homeric epithet to accompany the name of White House pspokesman Jen Psaki. She blows my mind, as in her response to the question posed at yesterday’s briefing about psupply chain issues. She mocked them. They’re a big joke, but (as the New York Post observes on its cover today) it’s not funny. Let me put that in block letters like the Post uses: »

Biden’s secret flights

Featured image Miranda Devine and a raft of reporters have the New York Post cover story Biden secretly flying underage migrants into NY in dead of night.” The story opens: Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned. The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has »

They said you was high classed problems…

Featured image Well, that was just a lie. According to Biden chief of staff Ron Klain endorsing the deep thought of former Obama administration CEA chairman Jason Furman, inflation, supply chain fiascos, and all the rest are the kind of problems we should be grateful to have, or to be able complain about, or something. They are “high class problems” so long as we are south of 10 percent unemployment. This 👇👇 »

Carter blues again

Featured image We did not reach the full flowering of the catastrophic Carter era until the final year of Jimmy Carter’s single term as president. Carter achieved failure on a grand scale in both domestic and foreign policy, culminating in the Iran hostage crisis and related fiascos. This is of course ancient and unknown history to most Americans today. Joe Biden has given us that “Memphis Blues Again” feeling in the first »

In search of billionaires (like you)

Featured image Readers have undoubtedly heard something of the Biden administration/Treasury Department proposal to expand the scope of bank reporting requirements on customer accounts. The proposal has elicited reactions ranging from indignation to rebellion, but what is it exactly? The New York Times had a good story earlier this week, but the story is a little short on the substance of the proposal (“the administration wants banks to give the Internal Revenue »

Yanking our supply chain [with comment by Paul]

Featured image If there was ever an administration unequal to the challenge of mitigating product shortages and lowering inflation, it must be the Biden administration. They know they have to do something, but they do not have a clue except in the public relations department. In the real world, the administration’s actions and proposals either have aggravated or will aggravate the underlying problem(s). Yesterday President Biden stepped forward to read from a »

This just in: Inflation rising

Featured image The AP reports that inflation has risen 5.4 percent from a year ago — unexpectedly. (Where have we heard that before?) Here are the first four paragraphs of the AP story: Another surge in consumer prices in September sent inflation to 5.4% from a year ago, matching the highest such rate since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc. Consumer prices rose 0.4% in September from August »

Get curious with the Shamala video

Featured image The White House response to the exposure of the Shamala space video as starring child actors is unintentionally revealing. The White House points out that Shamala was not the casting director: The White House on Tuesday said it did not select the children, reportedly child actors, who appeared in a YouTube video with Vice President Harris. YouTube confirmed that it had selected the children in the video and reached out »

Farewell to Fauci?

Featured image I have written that it is time for Anthony Fauci to go, while he has vowed never to quit no matter his standing with the public. It looks as though Fauci’s vow may be tested, as his reputation continues to decline. Rasmussen reports: “Most Americans Agree Dr. Fauci Has ‘Lost Credibility.’” More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government’s leading expect on the virus has lost credibility »

Shamala: The real thing

Featured image I want to add a few notes to my comments in “Fakin’ it: Shamala edition.” Herewith, as William Buckley might have said, 10 additional notes and queries: • “The most important thing is honesty. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” The quote is attributed to various wits. It gets at an eternal aspect of democratic politics. Kamala cannot fake honesty. She cannot fake sincerity. Her fakery is »

Fakin’ it: Shamala edition

Featured image I took a look at the Biden fakery, most recently, here over the weekend. Vice President Kamala Harris takes fakery to a new level. She is such a synthetic character she might have been created in a laboratory as a joke, perhaps by Dr. Frankenstein high on drugs. You can make this stuff up, but it defies credulity. It turns out that the entire cast of Harris’s weird space video »

The COVID Mask Slips

Featured image So what’s the real story with Southwest Airlines cancelling over 2,000 flights the last few days? The airline said it was weather and air traffic control related, but somehow these conditions didn’t seem to affect any other airlines very much, and in any case there was not much weather to speak of in the southeast where most of the cancelations occurred. Southwest’s labor union was quick to deny that there »

Fakin’ it

Featured image The Biden presidency is weird in multifarious ways. One such weirdness is the animatronic quality we have observed in the Biden speeches. The ridiculous lying about “extraordinary success” of the Afghanistan bugout and the malicious disparagement of border enforcement agents have established another front of deep weirdness. The multifarious quality of the weirdness is what strikes me about the story of fake White House set and the related headline “Truman »

That’s easy for him to say

Featured image On Thursday President Biden spoke at the Clayco data center construction site in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Biden was promoting compulsory Covid vaccinations (White House transcript here). Has OSHA — the federal agency assigned to promulgate the regime of compulsory vaccinations on the private sector — gotten around to issuing the “emergency” regulation Biden has ordered up? Answer: No. On Thursday the White House also issued a 26-page report on »

Ruling Class in Free-Fall?

Featured image I’m going to have a long piece up here later today or over the weekend with a novel theory explaining the vindictiveness of the left today, but for the moment, let’s take up a sidebar about collapsing public approval of President Biden, Democrats, and the news media. First, the Quinnipiac Poll that reports Biden’s public approval rating collapsing to 38 percent, with respondents finding Biden “not competent.” I can’t remember »

The Omarova Thesis

Featured image There must a Robert Ludlum series lurking in the saga of OCC Comptroller nominee Saule Omarova. One installment of the series would be The Omarova Thesis — the thesis she wrote at Moscow State University on the Lenin Personal Academic Scholarship: “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital.” It must have been a good one — so good that she has scrubbed it from her »