• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower


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I watch tv…..I am not a tv fan.   I watch the History Channel,  occasionally the Military channel, some of animal environment stuff,  tornado hunters, but most of all I watch tv true crime collections.

I used to enjoy watching  sports,  especially  Vikings and Twins.   Gradually, I discovered losing was boring and turned to other expressions in life……my devotion to the art of landscape garden in particular.     I still work most days of the landscape season’s labor….and am blessed considering that I can still do so.

I also  watch and  live  in  our time of decay of the American Way.

Those who cost in life have become powerful politically, narcotically, financially,  educationally,  sexually, and religiously well organized to disenfranchise those of us who still believe and strive to defend traditional American values.

Barack Hussein Obama is still president.

This past weekend I saw for the first time a Hollywood film I haven’t seen in nearly 70 years when probably on a Sunday afternoon my family, a mom, a dad, and a sister went  off to see “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at our neighborhood movie theater.

Americans had a bigger vocabulary then.  It was a cleaner, moreChristian-influenced communication  filled with a variety of adjectives and  and adverbs with their command of  nuances  Obama America,   even its college graduates no longer use or understand.

The ‘f’ word and kin are easier  to pronounce and easier to reach regardless of one’s level of emotion.

These, after all, are the days of emotion over mind..

The War had ended.   Stories of American life and its struggles replaced the battlefronts and its heroes after summer, 1945.

No movie I have ever seen anywhere at any time   has had a more powerful  effect upon me  as a person seeking good and learning,  than  “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” .    I identified the film’s  mother with my own  mother and the father with my own non-drinking but  great guy and hard-working dad whom I adored but who was always at work.

I remember it being the first time I ever thought outside a child’s world,  about the  future….. …and it made me afraid…

.Could my life, could my family of my future  wind up like this family and its tree  in Brooklyn?   Preferring facts, at first,  I sped to the library to find out what the tree might be……

Ailanthus……I learned and never forgot..

It was then, a direct result from seeing the movie,  I, a ten year old,  began my exploring.      After school while my mother was at work,  on a ten cent   token, I found I could sneak downtown St. Paul to explore skid row and the seedy slums I like the one I  had viewed watching  the movie.   I did so twenty or thirty times over the next few years.

I was a high school teacher for 13 years.   For eight of those years I taught senior year students  classes called ‘Modern Problems’.    I hadn’t forgotten the film and its profound effect on my developing curiosities, but I hadn’t found a use for it  for classroom studies.   I was a Liberal then.

If I were that teacher today…..I would require viewing the film for every student of mine…….and probably would be fired for doing so.

I rarely  watch the Ted Turner Classic Film channel, and then only if the film is preWar.   I have always been taken by history things.    Old movies are part of that take.

Last Friday evening , I caught “Tree”  at its title-time while spining the channels, as if the movie were meant for me….and for me only.

Twenty years after I viewed the film, Paul Harvey, a well known conservative radio personality in the early days of the American moral wars against its Christian values,  represented the “Old Guard”….the kind considered  unworthy of quote and thought by  any and  all  modern up-to-date  American collegiate graduate’s ears,  mind, and mouth.

Chaos from  the American Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 with  its anarchy and violence, its atheism, feminism, and  black racism, its sexual revolution had arrived.

The American decay had begun.

I had just finished teaching and studying at college, filled with college knowledge and ideas.    I transfered to teach at  a working class white neighborhood high school in Minneapolis, Thomas Alva Edison Senior High School.      It was there I learned much  about the best in America.    It was then I’d listen to Paul Harvey, dutifully  because parents of my students often would listen to his radio tidbits….such as the following:

(Unfortunately the radio habit above was corrupted by a foreign insert.

Please review and think.     Thanks.

And thanks to the reader who returned the above article to its place upon today’s page!



Dems and Their Lefty FBI Hatchet Creeps!

Steven D’Antuono: The FBI’s Hatchet Man

It’s not a coincidence that his name appears prominently in the most brazen anti-Trump stunts conducted by the FBI in the past two years.

By Julie Kelly at American Greatness:

October 6, 2022

Defense attorneys representing two men recently convicted for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 are seeking a new federal trial for their clients amid claims of jury and judicial misconduct. (The men, Adam Fox and Barry Croft were found guilty in August in a second trial; a jury in April failed to reach a verdict on them. Two co-defendants were acquitted after jurors concluded the men had been entrapped by the FBI.) A separate state trial for three other men accused of participating in the scheme is now underway in Jackson, Michigan.

The ongoing legal drama is a reminder of the handiwork of Steven D’Antuono, former head of the Detroit FBI field office, which was primarily responsible for hatching and executing the Whitmer fednapping hoax. Supervising and undercover agents working out of that Detroit office and its satellite branches managed the day-to-day details of the wide-ranging operation such as handling the main FBI informant, Dan Chappel, who was compensated at least $60,000 in cash and personal items paid by the FBI for luring the men into the trap.

About a week after law enforcement authorities announced arrests in the case on October 8, 2020, D’Antuono was rewarded with a plum assignment: head of the Washington FBI field office where he had worked on two other occasions, including a 2008 stint as supervisor of the public corruption and government fraud squad. FBI Director Christopher Wray presumably promoted D’Antuono for helping to bolster one of the FBI’s most absurd and fact-free political narratives—that “white supremacist” terrorists pose a danger to the country. Coverage of the alleged kidnapping plot dominated the news as Whitmer eagerly played the role of victim to Donald Trump’s villain in another example of the FBI interfering in a presidential election to damage Trump.

The FBI announced D’Antuono’s new gig in an October 13, 2020 press release. Ten days later, a handful of agents in the Washington field office conducted a five-hour voluntary interview with Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden. Bobulinski told Fox News host Tucker Carlson this week that “as much [sic] as six federal agents” participated in the meeting; Bobulinski walked through his background with the Bidens and discussed records associated with their business ventures. One FBI official gave Bobulinski’s lawyers the cell phone number for Tim Thibault, the assistant special agent in charge of the Washington FBI field office and so-called point person on the matter.

Thibault spoke with Bobulinski’s lawyer a few times over the course of the following week but Bobulinski told Carlson that was the last time he heard from the FBI. And there is a reason why: according to FBI whistleblowers, Thibault quickly shut down any investigation into Hunter Biden.  “[In] October 2020, an avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed at the direction of ASAC Thibault,” Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland in July. Thibault was already under Senate scrutiny for his social media activity that showed extreme bias against Trump and his administration.

“In addition, ASAC Thibault allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines. Despite the matter being closed in such a way that the investigative avenue might be opened later, it’s alleged that FBI officials, including ASAC Thibault, subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future.” (Thibault resigned in August and lawyered up.)

So, was Steven D’Antuono one of the “officials” who tried to further bury an inquiry into the Democratic nominee for president and his family, the same nominee on the campaign trail at the time ranting about how domestic terrorists loyal to Trump tried to abduct and assasinate the governor of Michigan? Was D’Antuono moved from one partisan assignment to another, right before Election Day?

After all, the bureau knew full well that details about the Biden family’s illicit financial arrangements with foreign states hostile to American interests and national security would be released at the most inopportune time for the Bidens that fall—which is why the FBI plotted a pre-emptive strike, designating coverage of Hunter Biden as more election-year skullduggery by the Russians. “[The] allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation,” Grassley wrote in the same letter.

That acted as the justification for Thibault and, presumably, D’Antuono, to end any investigative pursuit into the laptop’s contents or Bobulinski’s claims. A few months later, good fortune would again grace D’Antuono’s career: the events of January 6 placed D’Antuono on center stage as his office took the lead in investigating and arresting Americans involved in the Capitol protest. During a January 12, 2021 press conference, D’Antuono condemned the “brutality” of that day and promised it “would not be tolerated by the FBI.” D’Antuono warned protesters that FBI agents would work around the clock and around the country to bring justice—which is precisely what the agency has done over the past 21 months, conducting traumatizing raids even for nonviolent offenders.

D’Antuono also pledged to find the suspect who allegedly planted explosive devices outside the headquarters of both the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on the evening of January 5. Calling it a “top priority” of the FBI’s investigation into the events of January 6, D’Antuono for months perpetuated the idea that a pipe bomber, obsensibly tied to the “insurrection,” intended to blow up major buildings near the Capitol right as the joint session of Congress convened. “These pipe bombs were viable devices that could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death,” D’Antuono said in a dramtic video message posted in March 2021. The bomber, D’Antuono claimed in an effort to urge the public to help identify the perpetrator, “may have shown an increased fixation on the current political climate.” He offered a $100,000 reward to capture the alleged bomber.

But 21 months later, with every surveillance and investigative tool at his disposal, D’Antuono has yet to arrest a suspect while the FBI’s interest in the convenient and narrative-building “crime” appears to have waned.

Of course, D’Antuono and his agents are very busy with other matters such as building a criminal case against Trump. A special agent in his office signed the affidavit seeking the search warrant to raid Mar-a-Lago, a nine-hour pillage conducted on August 8 under the ruse that Trump illegally kept classified documents; several of D’Antuono’s agents were involved in the raid, which resulted in the confiscation of 200,000 pages of presidential and personal records as well as clothing items, books, press clippings, and letters. (A recently unsealed inventory list shows FBI agents even stole medical information, correspondence on legal matters, and insurance coverage.) Of the 11,000-plus documents, only about 100 allegedly contain “classified markings.”

If Chris Wray is the chief of the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party, once known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then Steven D’Antuono is his hatchet man. It’s not a coincidence that his name appears prominently in the most brazen anti-Trump stunts conducted by the FBI in the past two years. If Republican leaders like Grassley are truly interested in finding the source of the political rot in the FBI, they should start with D’Antuono.

Communist Russia, THE SOVIET UNION, Was One Of The Worst Governments OF MANKIND EVER!!

 OCTOBER 7, 2022 BY STEVEN HAYWARD at Power Line:


Central to Vladimir Putin’s claim that Ukraine is historically part of some greater Russia, and the staged plebiscites recently in the Russian-occupied territory, it is worth looking back on the actual votes cast in Ukraine back in 1991 when it had a referendum on the question of independence from the post-Soviet Union. Only in Crimea was there any serious sentiment in favor of remaining with Russia, and even there not a majority. I suspect most Ukrainians still have long memories of their treatment at the hands of Russia over the centuries.


The nation was China and its COMMUNIST FASCISM. THE GREATEST MURDERER OF ALL NATIONAL MURDERERS IN NUMBER IS COMMUNIST CHINA’S MAO TSE TUNG. (Sorry, Joe Stalin of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics who preferred the honor of human murder. Your brutality by slaughtering humans…..nearly all males, of course, lies in second place as human horror champions.

I’ve been in the Soviet Union….(the USSR) on two occasions, both times with speaking ability of beautifully taught Russian. (I didn’t know the quality of my Russian accent of the time. I spoke the way I was taught…..(by tzarist old time Russians who had escaped from Manchuria when the Communists there conquered). What a gift to be able to speak Russian fluidly, “uniquely”, that August of 1966 in the Soviet USSR to be able to speak such Russian! My first day in Leningrad I was let free to buy my own Soviet clothing at my request! My Russian allowed me to spend almost all of my time among the public masses unnoticed as a foreigner……but spied on from time to time without trouble! ……Glenn H. Ray.


OCTOBER 7, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at Power Line:


Yesterday President Biden issued a blanket pardon of all those convicted of marijuana possession under federal law. The White House has posted the text of Biden’s proclamation of pardon is here.The White House has posted Biden’s video statement on the pardon on Twitter (below).


The news reports on the pardon fail to make an important point. The New York Times reports that no one will be freed from federal prison on account of Biden’s pardon because no one is “serving time in federal prisons solely for marijuana possession.” By its terms the pardon does not extend to perpetrators convicted of selling or distributing marijuana, but that has to be the effect on many of those to whom the pardon applies. Biden’s statement utterly obscures the point that many of those convicted in federal proceedings for marijuana possession would have pleaded guilty as part of a deal to avoid sale or distribution charges.

Biden also recites the racial disparities shibboleths. The Times extracts these quotes from the video:

“Sending people to jail for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives — for conduct that is legal in many states. That’s before you address the clear racial disparities around prosecution and conviction. Today, we begin to right these wrongs.”

“While white and Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown people are arrested, prosecuted and convicted at disproportionately higher rates.”

I don’t think the quotes say what they are supposed to say, but you know what he’s trying to say. My point about drug distribution applies here as well. I know of no evidence suggesting that illegal drug distribution is committed at equal rates between and among perpetrators categorized by race. Racial disparities permeate rates of arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration because racial disparities permeate offending rates.

Biden’s pardon is a step toward the legalization of marijuana for all purposes. That seems to me an issue properly put to Congress rather than the executive branch. Biden’s statement makes no case itself for the virtues of legalization. Indeed, Biden concedes that the federal government still needs “important limitations on trafficking, marketing and underage sales of marijuana.” Again, Biden’s pardon nevertheless benefits all those who pleaded guilty to possession charges as part of a deal on more serious charges.

Those Scandalous Crooks Called Biden!

Fears of only a weak wrist slap for scandal-scarred first son Hunter Biden

By Miranda Devine at the New York Post:

October 6, 2022 

Leaks from the Department of Justice that charges are imminent against Hunter Biden over tax and gun offenses suggest he is getting a sweet deal after a four-year investigation by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss.

Missing from the Washington Post account of the DOJ case against the president’s son is any mention of previously mooted charges over money laundering and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), both of which could lead prosecutors to inspect the president’s involvement in an influence-peddling scheme run by his son and brother Jim Biden during Joe’s time as vice president.

But a source close to the president’s son alleges the leaks have come from “rogue investigators” in the DOJ who are concerned that Weiss is not going to indict Hunter.

“They want the scalp [and] they’re putting Weiss in a box. He’s in a horrible, horrible spot. The case has been going for four years and nothing has happened with it … They’ve investigated [Hunter] thoroughly … These people have tried to find everything. These are Trump prosecutors.

“If it was going well, they would have indicted Hunter. You can indict a ham sandwich … They are trying to back Weiss into a corner by leaking [to] set the table for if [Hunter] does get exonerated — they get this s–t out there. So when Weiss looks at the decision and decides not to prosecute, they’ve gotten out in front of it with all this smoke.”

Hunter would say that, wouldn’t he? He still believes he has done nothing wrong, despite overwhelming evidence on his abandoned laptop and from former business partner Tony Bobulinski that he was involved in a Biden family scheme to sell his father’s influence for millions of dollars to America’s adversaries, including in China and Russia.

The source said President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland have kept out of legal decisions regarding Hunter.


Hunter Biden


Stop perverting justice and charge Hunter Biden already

“I know his father doesn’t get involved at all,” the source said. “Neither does Garland. It’s all done from Baltimore and Delaware and is a co-thing between the IRS and the US Attorney’s Office.

“We heard they went nuts [several months ago] the day the tax payment came in because it f–ked their case up.”

Hunter is believed to have paid the IRS $2.8 million in overdue taxes.

The gun charge relates to whether Hunter lied on a mandatory background check form when he bought a gun in Delaware in October 2018, which subsequently his widowed sister-in-law threw into a trash can at a time when their romantic entanglement had turned sour.

I know his father doesn’t get involved at all,” the source said.Hans Pennink

A source says Attorney General Merrick Garland has kept out of legal decisions regarding Hunter.Getty Images

Gun-form lie a felony

The form, obtained by Politico, showed that Hunter allegedly answered “No” to a question asking if he was “an unlawful user of or addicted to” illegal drugs. At the time, according to material on his abandoned laptop and his own memoir, Hunter was addicted to crack cocaine.

The DOJ previously has jailed people for lying on the form, which is a felony.

A Hunter friend says the gun charge came “out of the blue” earlier this year.

“The claim is he didn’t admit he was an alcoholic and had a drug problem in his application. It’s hardly the first time that’s ever happened.”

Another source, a former associate who still keeps in touch with Hunter, says the first son’s team regards the leaks “as a desperation move because the DOJ case is falling apart.”

Joe Biden has claimed about knowing nothing about his son's business dealings.
Hunter Biden arranged meetings between his father and business partners.

Chris Clark, Hunter’s lawyer, responded to calls, emails and text messages yesterday with a one-word response, “Ignoring,” but later pointed to a previous statement lambasting the leakers and saying: “We believe the prosecutors in this case are diligently and thoroughly weighing not just evidence provided by agents, but also all the other witnesses in this case, including witnesses for the defense … They should not be pressured, rushed or criticized for doing their job.”

Sources familiar with the case say prosecutors wanted Hunter to agree to a plea deal but he refused to plead guilty to a felony.

If he refuses a plea deal, the US attorney could indict him and include extra charges, including for FARA and money laundering, with the potential for a trial in Delaware that could involve witnesses such as his former lover, sister-in-law Hallie Biden, and uncle Jim Biden, who also is under federal investigation on separate matters.

Such a trial would be a grave political risk for the president, so it is difficult to see Hunter holding out for long against the sweet deal.

But then again, as a former prosecutor puts it: “Hunter suffers from hubris, fatal arrogance. He has always received what he demands.”

Today’s Dems Wreck A LOT OF AMERICA!

October 7, 2022

The Democrats Wrecked My Retirement

By Steve Feinstein at American Thinker:

If you’re fortunate enough to lead a reasonably normal American life, things go something like this: you go through school and graduate from either high school or college, somewhere in the middle of the class.  You get a job, move out on your own, and meet your eventual spouse.  You marry, have a family, and work at a series of jobs to support yourself and others.  With any luck, you like (or at least tolerate) your chosen profession and derive a reasonable degree of satisfaction from having done pretty well.  Then, at some point in your 60s, you retire, with the expectation that your so-called golden years will be a 15- or 20-year span characterized by decent health; minimal financial pressures and obligations; and a general enjoyment of a more relaxed, leisurely pace.  Maybe there will be a few long-delayed material indulgences thrown in.  What the heck — you’ve earned those, right?  This is all the retirement that any of us really wants.

This describes me fairly well.  After having spent my working career in the consumer electronics and musical instrument industries in marketing, product development, and engineering management, I retired two years ago.  (By the way — if you need someone to design some killer new speakers for your stereo rig or play smokin’ jazz drums at your daughter’s wedding, I’m your guy.)  I was really looking forward to relaxing and enjoying my retirement, but the Democrats have ruined those plans.  I only get one retirement — just this one — and the Democrats have wrecked it.

Since I retired in 2020, this is what has happened, all courtesy of the Democrats:


Whether it was a legitimate mistake from sloppy lab practices in Wuhan or a deliberate plot by Communist China to upset the Western world or something else altogether, it descended upon the world like a ton of bricks dropped from the back of a huge construction dump truck.  Worldwide panic ensued.  The Democrats, utterly horrified that everything — everything — was going so well under President Trump that he’d easily win re-election that year, took advantage of the COVID scare to rewrite the presidential election voting procedures and execute their elaborately designed fraud plans.  Drop boxes, mail-in/absentee ballots that weren’t cross-checked for proper signature ID, Democrat state legislatures illegally changing the voting deadlines to make post-election vote manipulation that much easier, etc. — all manner of voting fraud was committed under the guise of “COVID” and “public safety.”  That ruse, the most blatant, damaging election gambit in American history, gave us this blitheringly incompetent, ideologically driven Biden administration.


Biden printed billions of dollars to spread around and bribe voters, calling it “COVID relief,” and paid people to stay home and not work.  Now, under Biden, we have 8–9% inflation and a labor participation rate that is the lowest it’s been since the 1970s.  Prices are out of sight.  The supply chain has collapsed, and shortages of household staples have become so commonplace that it’s just an accepted way of life in 2022.  The administration puts forth an abomination deceitfully labeled the “Inflation Reduction Act,” knowing there is not one single thing in that bill that is intended to reduce inflation.  Now the Fed is raising interest rates to try to calm inflation.  In order for that to work, it has to crush consumer demand so suppliers will reduce their pricing in order to entice a weak and shrinking pool of customers to buy something.  Nice going, Joe.  My favorite salad dressing is hardly available these days because of supply shortages, and when I can find it, it’s nearly double in price.

On Day One, Biden cut the legs out from under American energy independence.  Oil, gasoline, and natural gas prices skyrocketed.  Why did the administration do this?  Because they think it’s cool and woke to be Green.  The Squad likes Green, and the administration wants to be “in” with that ilk and with the extreme voters who support that.  Green energy and renewables can’t come close to supporting our energy needs and won’t for the foreseeable future.  Remember, Biden, Pelosi, Kerry, Obama, Gore, etc., etc. — none of them lives by Green rules.  But they expect you to.  All I know is, now that I’m a retiree, gasoline has gone from $2.11/gallon to $3.76/gallon.  And it’ll be back over $4.00/gallon shortly, as soon as Biden’s game-playing with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve runs out of tricks.  And we just got a letter from our electric company — in November, the rate per/kWh will double.  Double, just like that, for no reason.  Bad enough as a retiree.  Good thing I don’t own a small business operating on a tight margin, like a restaurant or bakery or hair salon.

Unstable Foreign Policy

Biden is a weak, befuddled old man, clearly not in any semblance of control of his rapidly diminishing faculties.  You can practically hear our overseas adversaries licking their chops as they run roughshod over the remaining elements of proper international behavior and decorum, totally confident that the frighteningly senile Biden will not do anything to oppose them.  Would Putin have invaded Ukraine and be threatening the world with nuclear war were President Trump still in office?  Would Communist China be saber-rattling over Taiwan?  Would North Korea have resumed test-firing ballistic missiles?  Would Iran be shamelessly flaunting its nuclear progress?  Of course not.

All of the above has so rattled the investment markets (the Democrats can’t fool the markets with their bogus smoke and mirrors) that the major indices have lost trillions (with a “T”) of dollars in value.  Retirement accounts are in a shambles.  Two short years ago, things looked great.  Now there’s a financial/investment canyon that will likely take ten years to recover from.  People in their mid- to late 50s will have to work much longer than they planned.  New retirees feel as if the rug has been pulled out from beneath them.

I’m just like millions of other Americans: I played by the rules, I worked hard for forty-plus years, I did right by my family, and I was a solid member of my community.  All I wanted was the modest retirement I had planned for.  But the Democrats wrecked it.  On purpose, and I’m mad as can be.

That Biden Family!

OCTOBER 7, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at Power Line:


The Hunter Biden case is not the Hunter Biden case. It’s the Joe Biden case. All the rest is the saga of a corrupt and degraded reprobate.

Yesterday someone somewhere leaked to the Washington Post that the years-long investigation of Hunter may warrant a prosecution on tax and gun charges. He may even have to pay a fine.

It is impossible to be too cynical about the Post story. Reading between the lines, one can only see the coverup of the Biden family corruption at work.

In his New York Post column on the leaked story Andrew McCarthy musters the high level of cynicism to read it correctly. He first mocks the Post for its suppression of the underlying story and its self-congratulatory story on the leak.

We see here the uses of shamelessness. It applies to every corner of the Hunter Biden case, including the Post’s “coverage” of it.

Speaking of impossibility, it is impossible to be too harsh about the Post’s own role in the coverup. McCarthy’s mockery is a noble effort.

McCarthy anticipates the culmination of the coverup in a plea deal:

[H]ere is the theater I envision: The Justice Department will announce a guilty plea deal to trivial charges. Hunter will emote his deeply sincere contrition. President Biden will beat his chest and say, “See, I didn’t interfere in any way whatsoever” (I doubt he’ll add “just like I never discussed my son’s foreign business deals”). And the Justice Department will convene the victory-lap press conference at which it congratulates itself for its courage and independence in prosecuting the president’s son, without fear or favor.

And then they’ll hope the whole thing goes away. Case closed. The guilty plea settles all outstanding issues. Swept under the prosecutorial rug is any mention of the corruption and self-dealing in which the president himself is implicated.

For those new to the story, McCarthy reminds readers: “The Biden family — not merely Hunter, the Biden family — received approximately $6 million in a transaction with CEFC, an apparent arm of the Chinese Communist government. There is documentary corroboration from the laptop that Joe Biden was supposed to get a significant slice (10% for the ‘big guy’).”

He asks: “What did the Chinese government believe they were getting by lavishing millions on the Bidens? Were any of the Bidens intercepted in the FBI’s national-security monitoring of CEFC? If Joe Biden weren’t president and had to apply for a security clearance like other executive branch officials, could he qualify? Do you suppose the Justice Department’s very aggressive I’m sure, no fear or favor investigation is going to answer those and other pertinent questions?”

Those are rhetorical questions to which the answer is “no.”




As Steve noted earlier, federal law enforcement officials have leaked to the Washington Post that they think they have enough evidence to indict Hunter Biden. This is The Hill’s version of the story:

Federal investigators believe they have compiled enough evidence to charge President Biden’s son Hunter Biden with tax crimes and on allegations related to falsifying paperwork having to do with a gun purchase in 2018, according to a report by The Washington Post on Thursday that cited people familiar with the case.

Hunter Biden has reportedly been under federal investigation by prosecutors seeking more information about his business dealings abroad, particularly income he received from a Ukrainian natural gas company as well as his business dealings in China and Kazakhstan. The investigation became central to former President Trump’s 2020 campaign.

This is rich:

Chris Clark, an attorney for Hunter Biden, suggested in a statement to The Hill that if a federal agent leaked information about the investigation, they had committed a federal felony.

Now there is a law I would like to see enforced! It would be deeply ironic if we finally saw a crackdown on Justice Department leaks in Hunter Biden’s case.

In any event, forgive me if I fail to celebrate whatever indictment of Hunter may be forthcoming. The real story here is that Joe Biden is a corrupt politician who sold his influence as vice president to foreign powers. The fact that Hunter failed to pay taxes on his share of the swag is an almost irrelevant detail. It would be much like prosecuting Al Capone for tax evasion–only not Al, but rather his son.

Moreover, prosecuting Hunter would give Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice an undeserved veneer of nonpartisanship. With the real crimes not charged, let alone proved, it will come off as a political prosecution that likely will engender sympathy for both Bidens.

I have been complaining for a long time that the conventional focus on Hunter’s venality misses the point. I will say it one more time: no one has ever bribed Hunter Biden. Prosecuting Hunter would put a capstone on a misguided failure to tell the real story.

So if and when an indictment comes down, I won’t be cheering it.