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Any bets on how long the media’s Joe Biden Honeymoon lasts before it starts to entertain attacks on him for his lack of appropriateness over contemporary theology?

How long until Biden gets in trouble for putting up a portrait of FDR, who is best known to younger generations as the Redliner-in-Chief? His media honeymoon will be extensive, but the logic of Wokeness can’t exempt him forever.

Biden puts up a bust of an anti-immigration campaigner, who led a march at the border to shut it down to keep out Mexicans, and who organized a militia to beat up undocumented workers: Cesar Chavez.

Chavez’s extensive anti-immigrant actions (Mexicans were imported as scabs to break his United Farm Workers strikes, so he put his brother in charge of the UFW goon squad that beat up immigrants) have been memoryholed, partly because he wasn’t white and therefore must be Good and partly because nobody really cares about Latinos so nobody except ancient fogeys like Joe can remember Chavez.

But everybody still remembers FDR: for redlining, for interning the Japanese, for not stopping the Holocaust, etc. For the other stuff that Biden remembers FDR for, not so much.

On the other hand, Biden is Not Trump, so you won’t hear about his Elderly White Guy Gaffes for awhile.

Update: Biden replaced Trump’s portrait of Andrew Jackson with a portrait of a notorious anti-immigrationist proto-Malthusian:

 
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  1. The rug from Bill Clinton’s Oval Office? I assume it’s been shampooed…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Acilius

    UV light would still show the evidence, though. Right?

    Replies: @Cloudbuster

    , @Cato
    @Acilius


    The rug from Bill Clinton’s Oval Office? I assume it’s been shampooed…
     
    Joe has a prescription for Viagra and is hoping that there is still some juju left in the damn rug.
    , @JohnnyD
    @Acilius

    I've heard the rug suspiciously looks like a dress.

    , @Neoconned
    @Acilius

    I did not spill body fluids on that carpet while having relations with that chubby broad Monica......

    , @Bill Jones
    @Acilius

    Biden's wearing Bill Clinton's rug?
    What happened to the hair plugs?

  2. No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Only nowadays, a president doesn’t really have as much power or influence. No. This is all part of something much bigger. Anybody could sit at that desk and have as much influence. It really doesn’t matter who gets “elected.”

    • Agree: Realist, Mr. Anon
    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Buzz Mohawk


    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job,
     
    Joe Biden's job is to look like Joe Biden and sign whatever papers Harris and Rice place before him. He'll be necessary to do these things until CGI can fill in the uncanny valley. After that, I guess taxidermy.
    , @joe862
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Who hires a guy that age for anything? Certainly not any job that is perceived as important. More importantly, why was he the candidate? This is as well as they can do?

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Buzz Mohawk


    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.
     
    Increased Inauguration Security: Bulletproof Glass Placed Between Biden And Harris

    https://babylonbee.com/news/increased-inauguration-security-bulletproof-glass-to-be-placed-between-biden-and-kamala

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Richard B
    @Buzz Mohawk


    This is all part of something much bigger
     
    You're probably right. One thing's for sure.

    The bigger it gets the harder it'll be to manage. And, given that the members of the hostile elite are all products of The University of Dunning-Kruger Effect (everyone knows that even at Harvard an A stands for Average), the bigger whatever they're planning gets the less they'll be able to manage it, they easier it'll be to see how power-hungry and incompetent they are.

    They're living proof that Nietzsche was right when he said power makes people stupid.

    This would explain their need to turn a third of the country into its own private designated scapegoat to justify their insanely over the top display of power during yesterday's insurrection, I mean, inauguration.

    I've said it before, but I'll say it again, because it's worth repeating. What we're witnessing is nothing less than The Pyrrhic Victory of The Hostile Elite.

    , @James O'Meara
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I can hear it now: "Give 'em hell, Harris!"

    And remember that famous photo of Harris laughing as she holds up an early edition newspaper with "Trump Wins" headline?

    , @Dave from Oz
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.
     
    Harris will be far too busy wrangling the senate. Your new president is Susan Rice.
  3. Q was right. Biden was secretly our guy all along.

    • LOL: Hugo Silva
  4. There is nothing to remind us of Obama. Then again what had BHO accomplished in his 8 years?

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @flyingtiger

    Obama didn't learn a single foreign language, unlike his African co-racials ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LSuZGlqL34

  5. I for one, welcome the new Moses-in-chief who brings with him many Tamil and trans allies.

    Interestingly there is now a wiki page for Harris’ mother despite her not being notable for one. Maybe to play up her South Asian-ness.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyamala_Gopalan

    Jeez, maybe you shouldn’t have endorsed the individualistic social policy component of neoliberalism that simultaneously suffocates the political discourse from being about anything else and which totally destroys senses of social solidarity and any sense of social responsibility from the new oligarch class. Maybe you should just stick to advocating for farmers interests?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Altai

    Generally, the NFU does. Talking about gay alpaca farmers is trying to get support from people who think their food comes from stores.

    , @Rob McX
    @Altai


    Many people think rural America is overwhelmingly white, straight + conservative.In reality, it's actually fairly diverse. Just ask the transgender alpaca ranchers behind Tenacious Unicorn Ranch.“We belong here. Queers are reclaiming country spaces.”https://t.co/u4vnK3r6D1 pic.twitter.com/s4DcZzDZag— National Farmers Union (@NFUDC) January 15, 2021
     
    Even the cows are transgender.

    https://www.sott.net/image/s20/409332/full/Bull_Cow_copy.jpg

    , @Jon
    @Altai

    That blessing from the barely closeted rabbi was one of the weirder things in an already very weird inauguration. As someone in the youtube comments said, he is like a South Park character come to life.

    Replies: @Nachum

    , @Known Fact
    @Altai

    Someone better break it to that stunning, brave tranny rancher that those are pooches, not alpacas.

  6. Yeah we’ve got a militarized capitol, a guy with alzheimer’s as president, a stolen election but you think the media will be anything but rumpswabs for Biden.

  7. I feel the (new) normalcy of the Biden administration washing over me in a warm, frothy stream of … hey, what’s that smell?

    Orange Man Bad is finally gone! The Masked Avenger has taken residence in la Casa Blanca! Praise be to Gaia! Let the executions of deplorables begin!

    In lieu of watching the inaugural festivities, I took a long lunchtime walk along the edge of a pineland preserve.

    The sidewalk running alongside the preserve contained a fascinating array of detritus. Among the Wendy’s cups, the Taco Bell wrappers, the KFC boxes, the Corona bottles, the Coke cans, and the discarded masks, I spotted the rotting, festering corpses of two raccoons and a possum, all within ten feet of one another. How did they die? Did they engage in ritual combat to the death? I’ll never know.

    I didn’t check the time, but I highly suspect that, at the very moment I stumbled upon that menagerie of roadkill, Joseph R. Biden was taking the oath to become president of the United States. It would be fitting, wouldn’t it?

  8. Biden is irrelevant. He clearly isn’t running the show. Would sure be nice to know who is, though.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Wilkey

    Same as it ever was.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IsSpAOD6K8

  9. The stupidity of thinking of FDR only as the Redliner-in-Chief notwithstanding, if the ctrl-left comes to throw that painting of that Socialist asshole in the trash, I won’t be all broken up about it. To hell with that guy. Well, at least we got one good Constitutional Amendment out of that guy, so there’s that …

    Seeing a US President wearing a face-diaper tops my list of Peak Stupidity items for the day. Can’t he keep a 6 ft. social distance? Between the Kung Flu hysteria and the Superspreader who will soon inhabit the place, we’re gonna need a bigger boat Oval Office.

    From what Instapundit calls “America’s newspaper of record”‘ now, we read “Biden Sees Own Shadow, Predicting Just Six Weeks Of Being President”. Heh! (as Mr. Reynolds often says).

    • Replies: @jimmyriddle
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Also the 21st, which repealed prohibition.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @International Jew
    @Achmed E. Newman


    I won’t be all broken up about it
     
    That's how I felt when Princeton went from idolizing Woodrow Wilson, to anathematizing him.
    , @Ganderson
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Slow Joe sitting alone in his office with a mask on is all one really needs to know about the Beidenreich.

  10. Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.
     
    They're smarter than that. There will be some trivial objections on some trivial issues, just to maintain a semblance of credibility for their partisans. And to nudge his administration further in the 'right' direction when they perceive a need for that.

    Owning the media apparatus means they can manipulate reality as subtly or overtly as they desire, and very few ever see behind the curtain. They're good at calibrating.

    , @Altai
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    It will be the ultimate test for these movements, can they actually get much done or many people on the street without CNN doing the legwork for them. Or was Bari Weiss right and is 'DefundTheIDF' a hashtag just waiting to happen that they can't suppress. I tend to err on the side that Weiss stupidly gave up a nice job to signal a needed pullback on wokeness to protect Israel when it was unnecessary.

    I'll give it 3 months before the first attacks on Biden emit from late night all of which won't fail to note his being an old white male.

    But with the return of tails you lose, heads I win politics, it won't matter. So much neocon, oligarch and upper middle class energy has come into the Democrats (Not to mention money) that there will surely be little difference from a Mitt Romney admin on economics.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Desiderius
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Maybe we shouldn't be using the definite article.

    , @Bubba
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.
     
    And also during that time journalist Nina "Stockholm Syndrome" Burleigh said she would be, "happy to give him (Bill Clinton - who was accused of multiple rapes and a known serial sexual harasser) a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal."

    I wonder if Hound Dog Bill took her up on the offer and sexually abused the hell out of her as soon as Hillary was away for 5 minutes. If so, then Nina probably enjoyed every second of it.

    , @Jack D
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria,
     
    You only THOUGHT it was the peak at the time - there have been far greater peaks since then. You might think that the hysteria is already turned up to 10 but next time you can turn it up to 11.

    Apparently, BTW, Bill Clinton was caught napping while Joe gave his (admittedly boring) inaugural address. Bill is not the man he once was although he is STILL younger now, almost 30 years after his presidency, than Biden is today.
    , @Jack D
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Someone sent me a link to a (technically) very well done musical number of late night star James Corden (BTW, is late night host another job that Americans won't do?) and a host of Broadway stars singing about how there was only "One Day More" of Trump to the tune of the same name from Les Miserables. Somewhere in the lyrics it explicitly alluded to Biden being "our guy". Regardless of whether the election was stolen, almost half of American voters voted for Trump. Was it really wise as a business proposition for the American media establishment to put itself in the tank for one side while alienating the other half of the population? It makes sense for a publication like the Washington Post (DC voted 93% Biden) and even for cable networks like CNN because the market is segmented but the TV networks are supposed to be national, so how does this make business sense? And what is Colbert going to talk about now that he can't kick Trump around every night?

    Replies: @danand

    , @Corvinus
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    "Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep."

    I'll raise you a "Former President Trump could walk down a street, gun down a citizen in broad daylight, say it was Fake News, and his supporters would believe him."

  11. You didn’t notice a copy of Lord of the Rings by any chance? Last October, I dropped this slightly altered quote from LOTR regarding the dangers of a Biden presidency with control over the Senate and House:

    “…[Biden] has returned. His Orcs have multiplied; his fortress of Barad-dur is rebuilt in the land of Mordor. [He] needs only this [Presidency and Senate] to cover all the lands in a second darkness. He is seeking it. Seeking it, all his thought is bent on it…”

    If he regains it, your valour is vain, and [the Leftist] victory will be swift and complete: so complete that none can foresee the end of it while this world lasts…

    Will it happen?

  12. On the other hand, Biden is Not Trump, so you won’t hear about his Elderly White Guy Gaffes for awhile.

    Z-Man gave it nine months of increasing stories about “gaffes” and “mental decline” before they set up the 25th Amendment installation of Slay Kween Kamala.

    Personally, I’m a little surprised they didn’t manage a grassy knoll moment with some “white extremist” National Guardsman today. They were foreshadowing it. The historic resonance with the last Irish Catlick President would’ve been good even for Hollywood.

    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Thomas

    Since he is a white guy, isn't it better from their perspective to destroy Biden for badthink or expose him as a dottering old fool than let him go out a martyr? They probably already have the lines written about how a woman always has to clean up after a man.

  13. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Desiderius, @Bubba, @Jack D, @Jack D, @Corvinus

    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    They’re smarter than that. There will be some trivial objections on some trivial issues, just to maintain a semblance of credibility for their partisans. And to nudge his administration further in the ‘right’ direction when they perceive a need for that.

    Owning the media apparatus means they can manipulate reality as subtly or overtly as they desire, and very few ever see behind the curtain. They’re good at calibrating.

  14. AOC and the squad were barely tolerated by Pelosi and the leadership even when it was all hands on board to bash Trump. I don’t think woke power will necessarily increase.

    The media and establishment have aptly demonstrated that they can ignore whatever they want to ignore, like the Hunter Biden / Joe Biden “investments” with China or ANY talk of cheating in the razor close election. Similarly they can take for weeks or years about made up things like “Russian collusion” or the massive armed right-wing assault on the Capitol, state capitols, Democracy, and the inauguration that’s all been ongoing, in their minds, for the past week.

    Oh wait, nobody showed up? (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/no-major-protests-on-joe-biden-e2-80-99s-inauguration-day/ar-BB1cW6b2)

    That’s ok. We’ve got a Trump impeachment trial coming up. I don’t see why those can’t be a monthly thing.

    It’s always possible that their wokeness golem will turn on them, but my impression is that the MSM and the unprecedented censorship and deplatforming by social media companies can control the narrative quite effectively for a good long time.

    Still got lots of white nationalists to hunt down, maybe ban some assault rifles, raise some taxes… good important stuff.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @vhrm

    AOC's and the squad's greatest sin, as far as Pelosi is concerned, is that they want to take power away from her and her loyalists and use it for their own purposes. AOC wants Pelosi's job as Speaker and Big Heap party leader, and Pelosi knows it. Pelosi would love to bitch-slap AOC. Pelosi won't retire because it annoys AOC.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @vhrm


    AOC and the squad were barely tolerated by Pelosi and the leadership even when it was all hands on board to bash Trump. I don’t think woke power will necessarily increase.
     
    Nasty Nancy wants Puerto Rican statehood yesterday. AOC advises slowing down and taking a deep breath. The "woke", at least on this one, are right.

    Indeed, we should "agree and amplify", and shoot for full independence. Republicans should admit they stole the island under false pretenses, and offer to atone.

    PR could be a "historic nationality" and an "autonomous community" after return to the Spanish Crown. With about 40 seats in the Cortes Generales.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @PhysicistDave

  15. How long until Biden gets in trouble for putting up a portrait of FDR…

    Don’t stop with the Ovoid Office:

    …who is best known to younger generations as the Redliner-in-Chief?

    Hey, there’s a great new mascot for the Washington Football Team! Now we just have to come up with a new name for the city.

    …nobody except ancient fogeys like Joe can remember Chavez.

    That famous picture of Chavez showing Walter Mondale around the border has somehow been misplaced by Google and DuckDuckGo. So enjoy this instead:

    Gohmert Angers Hispanic Caucus with a Resolution Making Cesar Chavez’s Birthday ‘Border Control Day’

    https://mobile.twitter.com/senatormenendez/status/976464584591671297?lang=en

    Elderly White Guy Gaffes

    Elderly White Guy Gaffes = Sue fey, faggy, lewd Hitler.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar


    That famous picture of Chavez showing Walter Mondale around the border has somehow been misplaced by Google and DuckDuckGo...

     

    Yet somehow, Chavez complaining about "wetbacks" is still available.

    President Biden has gone off the rails by daring to put a bust of this embittered, shameless bigot in a place of honor in our Oval Office! This act should be added to his charges for IMPEACHMENT:

    https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/189746

    Replies: @Desiderius

  16. Isn’t it possible they dial back the wokeness now that a Neo-Nazi Extremist Controlled by Putler is no longer President? After all, they only drum up the Black Lives Matters riots during Presidential election cycles. Got to assume wokeness has mostly served its purpose. Probably time to run around in circles about violent right-wing extremists hiding under the bed and work on sunsetting of the Bill of Rights instead. “Verdict First, Sentence Later” is so white supremacist.

  17. Anon[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @vhrm
    AOC and the squad were barely tolerated by Pelosi and the leadership even when it was all hands on board to bash Trump. I don't think woke power will necessarily increase.

    The media and establishment have aptly demonstrated that they can ignore whatever they want to ignore, like the Hunter Biden / Joe Biden "investments" with China or ANY talk of cheating in the razor close election. Similarly they can take for weeks or years about made up things like "Russian collusion" or the massive armed right-wing assault on the Capitol, state capitols, Democracy, and the inauguration that's all been ongoing, in their minds, for the past week.

    Oh wait, nobody showed up? (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/no-major-protests-on-joe-biden-e2-80-99s-inauguration-day/ar-BB1cW6b2)

    That's ok. We've got a Trump impeachment trial coming up. I don't see why those can't be a monthly thing.

    It's always possible that their wokeness golem will turn on them, but my impression is that the MSM and the unprecedented censorship and deplatforming by social media companies can control the narrative quite effectively for a good long time.

    Still got lots of white nationalists to hunt down, maybe ban some assault rifles, raise some taxes... good important stuff.

    Replies: @Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    AOC’s and the squad’s greatest sin, as far as Pelosi is concerned, is that they want to take power away from her and her loyalists and use it for their own purposes. AOC wants Pelosi’s job as Speaker and Big Heap party leader, and Pelosi knows it. Pelosi would love to bitch-slap AOC. Pelosi won’t retire because it annoys AOC.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @Anon

    "AOC wants Pelosi’s job as Speaker and Big Heap party leader, and Pelosi knows it."

    Serious question: do we know that? Speaker and "party leader?" Seems an odd ambition. This isn't a parliamentary democracy (like every other democratic country). Sure, technically she'd be "third in line" but in practice no one cares. Why not VP then? Why not go all the way and run for President? (Who was the last Speaker to move up?). The Presidential candidate is the real "party leader" anyway.

    What fuels Pelosi's anger is that she was born too soon to be a credible Presidential candidate (no women allowed back in the day). Being Speaker is like working like mad to master the violin and scoring an orchestra chair ... in Des Moines.

    Replies: @vhrm

  18. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Desiderius, @Bubba, @Jack D, @Jack D, @Corvinus

    It will be the ultimate test for these movements, can they actually get much done or many people on the street without CNN doing the legwork for them. Or was Bari Weiss right and is ‘DefundTheIDF’ a hashtag just waiting to happen that they can’t suppress. I tend to err on the side that Weiss stupidly gave up a nice job to signal a needed pullback on wokeness to protect Israel when it was unnecessary.

    I’ll give it 3 months before the first attacks on Biden emit from late night all of which won’t fail to note his being an old white male.

    But with the return of tails you lose, heads I win politics, it won’t matter. So much neocon, oligarch and upper middle class energy has come into the Democrats (Not to mention money) that there will surely be little difference from a Mitt Romney admin on economics.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Altai

    Altai, I predict, probably would bet, that harris becomes the face of the administration. Look for almost daily appearances on oprah, ellen, colbert, bee, maher, maddow etc. It will all be inane conversation of course but also pure propaganda.

  19. @vhrm
    AOC and the squad were barely tolerated by Pelosi and the leadership even when it was all hands on board to bash Trump. I don't think woke power will necessarily increase.

    The media and establishment have aptly demonstrated that they can ignore whatever they want to ignore, like the Hunter Biden / Joe Biden "investments" with China or ANY talk of cheating in the razor close election. Similarly they can take for weeks or years about made up things like "Russian collusion" or the massive armed right-wing assault on the Capitol, state capitols, Democracy, and the inauguration that's all been ongoing, in their minds, for the past week.

    Oh wait, nobody showed up? (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/no-major-protests-on-joe-biden-e2-80-99s-inauguration-day/ar-BB1cW6b2)

    That's ok. We've got a Trump impeachment trial coming up. I don't see why those can't be a monthly thing.

    It's always possible that their wokeness golem will turn on them, but my impression is that the MSM and the unprecedented censorship and deplatforming by social media companies can control the narrative quite effectively for a good long time.

    Still got lots of white nationalists to hunt down, maybe ban some assault rifles, raise some taxes... good important stuff.

    Replies: @Anon, @Reg Cæsar

    AOC and the squad were barely tolerated by Pelosi and the leadership even when it was all hands on board to bash Trump. I don’t think woke power will necessarily increase.

    Nasty Nancy wants Puerto Rican statehood yesterday. AOC advises slowing down and taking a deep breath. The “woke”, at least on this one, are right.

    Indeed, we should “agree and amplify”, and shoot for full independence. Republicans should admit they stole the island under false pretenses, and offer to atone.

    PR could be a “historic nationality” and an “autonomous community” after return to the Spanish Crown. With about 40 seats in the Cortes Generales.

    • Troll: RichardTaylor
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Reg Cæsar


    PR could be a “historic nationality” and an “autonomous community” after return to the Spanish Crown.
     
    How much would this cost us, Reg? I'm at least willing to pay the price of Alaska to get rid of Puerto Rico.

    Perhaps someone should find out from the House Speaker. Next time we break in, Alaska.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar

    , @PhysicistDave
    @Reg Cæsar

    Reg Cæsar wrote:


    Indeed, we should “agree and amplify”, and shoot for full independence [for Puerto Rico]. Republicans should admit they stole the island under false pretenses, and offer to atone.
     
    Well... you assume the GOP has any sense for self-preservation.

    They should also give DC back to Maryland: let them vote for Maryland's Senators. Simple, fair, but would require the GOP to have some brains.
  20. OT (sort of): Can anyone explain why Biden took the oath at 11.48 am instead of waiting until noon like every other president in (at least) the last few decades?

    AT 11.51 am, Senator Klobuchar introduced the President-elect as the nation’s 46th President and invited him to make his speech. Biden was half-way through his speech at the moment he became President – a moment that was marked by nothing in all the inauguration activities.

    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
    @Richard of Melbourne

    I assumed they simply mis-timed the program.

    , @Known Fact
    @Richard of Melbourne

    If you were truly worried about some security threat, you might suddenly divert from the publicized schedule and change up the time key people would be standing at point A or point B. So they suddenly jump up there and do things 12 minutes early. (I know this from the many Hawaii 5-0s where McGarrett has to protect some visiting dignitary from Wo Fat or other enemies)

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Dissident
    @Richard of Melbourne


    Can anyone explain why Biden took the oath at 11.48 am instead of waiting until noon like every other president in (at least) the last few decades?
     
    Perhaps, given Mr. Biden's unfortunate state-of-health, they did not want to take any chances on his not making it that long.
    , @Ancient Briton
    @Richard of Melbourne

    John Wilkes Boothe timed his shot to coincde with a well known laugh line in the play to cover his escape.

  21. @Reg Cæsar
    @vhrm


    AOC and the squad were barely tolerated by Pelosi and the leadership even when it was all hands on board to bash Trump. I don’t think woke power will necessarily increase.
     
    Nasty Nancy wants Puerto Rican statehood yesterday. AOC advises slowing down and taking a deep breath. The "woke", at least on this one, are right.

    Indeed, we should "agree and amplify", and shoot for full independence. Republicans should admit they stole the island under false pretenses, and offer to atone.

    PR could be a "historic nationality" and an "autonomous community" after return to the Spanish Crown. With about 40 seats in the Cortes Generales.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @PhysicistDave

    PR could be a “historic nationality” and an “autonomous community” after return to the Spanish Crown.

    How much would this cost us, Reg? I’m at least willing to pay the price of Alaska to get rid of Puerto Rico.

    Perhaps someone should find out from the House Speaker. Next time we break in, Alaska.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I think PR owes something like $85 billion. Assume the debt, pay about a billion a year in foreign aid for a decade.
    And watch none of the Puerto Ricans who are ruining this country return home, since it's run by Puerto Ricans.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman

    This is the second time this week I've been labeled a "Troll" for opposing Puerto Rico statehood. Some people seem to think there's a shortage of African blood in this country.


    Really, I'm not that handsome.


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/6c/7e/4d6c7e20455e1878b2627090ed004778.jpg

  22. There were many striking, Kenedyesque passages in President Biden’s address today. Some that stuck in my mind are:

    Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to me, the oldest president in history, but not as old as Beji Caid Essebsi, who was 88 when he took over Tunisia.

    Let every citizen know, whether he wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of The Swamp.

    And so, my fellow white Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for Blacks, for the LGBTs, for Muslims, for immigrants whose status has not yet been legalized and the millions yet to arrive. And most of all, for the trans-Americans; truly, they are the noblest of us all.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Harry Baldwin


    And most of all, for the Trans-Americans; truly, they are the noblest of us all.
     
    Waaay ahead of you

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Boeing_747SP-31%2C_Trans_World_Airlines_-_TWA_AN0613181.jpg
    , @Russ
    @Harry Baldwin


    There were many striking, Kenedyesque passages in President Biden’s address today. Some that stuck in my mind ...
     
    I heard second-hand that Chris Wallace, Greatest Reporter Ever, has dubbed Biden's speech the best inaugural speech he has ever heard. Makes me happy to have missed both Biden's speech and Wallace's commentary.
  23. @Altai
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    It will be the ultimate test for these movements, can they actually get much done or many people on the street without CNN doing the legwork for them. Or was Bari Weiss right and is 'DefundTheIDF' a hashtag just waiting to happen that they can't suppress. I tend to err on the side that Weiss stupidly gave up a nice job to signal a needed pullback on wokeness to protect Israel when it was unnecessary.

    I'll give it 3 months before the first attacks on Biden emit from late night all of which won't fail to note his being an old white male.

    But with the return of tails you lose, heads I win politics, it won't matter. So much neocon, oligarch and upper middle class energy has come into the Democrats (Not to mention money) that there will surely be little difference from a Mitt Romney admin on economics.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Altai, I predict, probably would bet, that harris becomes the face of the administration. Look for almost daily appearances on oprah, ellen, colbert, bee, maher, maddow etc. It will all be inane conversation of course but also pure propaganda.

  24. Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anon

    At least they're just peacefully destroying property and threatening people. We cannot have another riot of joke selfies and purloined podia.

    , @Alfa158
    @Anon

    I love the genius who tries to punch out a window, shakes his bruised hand and only then remembers he brought an extendable steel baton for doing that. It goes to show you, in an Idiocracy being stupid is no impediment.

    , @Polistra
    @Anon

    Are you and Andy sure this even happened? Because I just searched and the so-called 'prestige media' have absolutely nothing about it. Only fringe, local, and white-supremacist sites make even oblique reference to it. By the way, do you like your job, or even your paycheck? Want to keep them?

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Daniel H
    @Anon

    Maybe the lumpen-Antifa will figure out that they have been chumped....massivley. I wish Antifa well going forward.

    , @Tulip
    @Anon

    Wow, this is the first time I have ever felt the slightest bit of sympathy for the Antifa. After all, its not the Nazi's preventing you from getting decent healthcare, its the Joe Liebermans, Joe Manchins and Joe Bidens of the world that stand between you and basic medical services.

    , @anon
    @Anon

    The FBI would track all of the Rose City Antifa down for arrest, but for now they are busy searching for guys wearing fake Viking hats and it takes all their agents time. The reserve agents cannot go to Oregon because they must be held back in case a Nascar driver sees a scary garage pull.

    Replies: @vhrm

    , @Jon
    @Anon

    They did all that work to graffiti up the windows, only to break them all out moments later ...

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Anon

    It looks like they've got a handle on this, but you can never have enough blunt instruments. Just in case you guys are reading there in Portland, you young people can download our Hammers-Are-Us app from the apple store for some great deals. Punch in #antifa21 for the antifa discount.

    #GladToHelp

    #Seriously!

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Anon

    So does this mean that they think Joe Biden is an actual Fascist, or do they now freely admit that the people they attack don't have to be Fascists, just anyone they happen not to like?

    Or am I just being really old fashioned for thinking that this is a distinction that should matter, or that this is the kind of question someone ought to be asking them?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Thea
    @Anon

    Well some of the things Antigua advocate decent people support as well like no foreign wars and working class issues. Why the hell do they need this to be a hate whitey movement that pushes sexual deviancy at every turn?

  25. @Wilkey
    Biden is irrelevant. He clearly isn’t running the show. Would sure be nice to know who is, though.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Same as it ever was.

  26. @Buzz Mohawk
    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Only nowadays, a president doesn't really have as much power or influence. No. This is all part of something much bigger. Anybody could sit at that desk and have as much influence. It really doesn't matter who gets "elected."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @joe862, @Mr. Anon, @Richard B, @James O'Meara, @Dave from Oz

    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job,

    Joe Biden’s job is to look like Joe Biden and sign whatever papers Harris and Rice place before him. He’ll be necessary to do these things until CGI can fill in the uncanny valley. After that, I guess taxidermy.

    • Agree: Dissident
  27. Any bets on how long the media’s Joe Biden Honeymoon lasts before it starts to entertain attacks on him for his lack of appropriateness over contemporary theology?

    Perhaps Vice President Harris would not be averse to encouraging the media to point out that, since we’re all about D.I.E. now, wouldn’t it be the decent thing to do for this stale pale white male to step aside and make room for the first Black female President?

  28. @Altai
    I for one, welcome the new Moses-in-chief who brings with him many Tamil and trans allies.

    https://twitter.com/jdforward/status/1351975352642506752

    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350092099249692673

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1351933191930699779

    Interestingly there is now a wiki page for Harris' mother despite her not being notable for one. Maybe to play up her South Asian-ness.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyamala_Gopalan


    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350103584449421312

    Jeez, maybe you shouldn't have endorsed the individualistic social policy component of neoliberalism that simultaneously suffocates the political discourse from being about anything else and which totally destroys senses of social solidarity and any sense of social responsibility from the new oligarch class. Maybe you should just stick to advocating for farmers interests?

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Rob McX, @Jon, @Known Fact

    Generally, the NFU does. Talking about gay alpaca farmers is trying to get support from people who think their food comes from stores.

  29. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Desiderius, @Bubba, @Jack D, @Jack D, @Corvinus

    Maybe we shouldn’t be using the definite article.

  30. You love your country like you love your kid but today feeling like way too much manic energy on the ride home from her third stint in rehab.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Desiderius

    I regret to inform you that your child is dead and was not yours anyway.

    Some wretched refuse got inside the mother's robe.

    https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2332/2266239367_fd6694b303_z.jpg
    She was a whore after all.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  31. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Reg Cæsar


    PR could be a “historic nationality” and an “autonomous community” after return to the Spanish Crown.
     
    How much would this cost us, Reg? I'm at least willing to pay the price of Alaska to get rid of Puerto Rico.

    Perhaps someone should find out from the House Speaker. Next time we break in, Alaska.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar

    I think PR owes something like $85 billion. Assume the debt, pay about a billion a year in foreign aid for a decade.
    And watch none of the Puerto Ricans who are ruining this country return home, since it’s run by Puerto Ricans.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Redneck farmer

    If every boricua with a Puerto Rican flag on his or her apartment door had to leave the mainland for the Commonwealth "ahora mismo," NYC would be a lot less crowded -- and a whole lot quieter.

  32. @Altai
    I for one, welcome the new Moses-in-chief who brings with him many Tamil and trans allies.

    https://twitter.com/jdforward/status/1351975352642506752

    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350092099249692673

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1351933191930699779

    Interestingly there is now a wiki page for Harris' mother despite her not being notable for one. Maybe to play up her South Asian-ness.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyamala_Gopalan


    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350103584449421312

    Jeez, maybe you shouldn't have endorsed the individualistic social policy component of neoliberalism that simultaneously suffocates the political discourse from being about anything else and which totally destroys senses of social solidarity and any sense of social responsibility from the new oligarch class. Maybe you should just stick to advocating for farmers interests?

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Rob McX, @Jon, @Known Fact

    Many people think rural America is overwhelmingly white, straight + conservative.In reality, it's actually fairly diverse. Just ask the transgender alpaca ranchers behind Tenacious Unicorn Ranch.“We belong here. Queers are reclaiming country spaces.”https://t.co/u4vnK3r6D1 pic.twitter.com/s4DcZzDZag— National Farmers Union (@NFUDC) January 15, 2021

    Even the cows are transgender.

  33. California Man Continues Plaintive Vigil For Newsmedia Honesty: “This Time’ll Be Different, I Can Feel It.”

  34. Anon[274] • Disclaimer says:

    Wikipedia has an entry on White House Oval Office desks, since Taft, since that was when the Oval Office was constructed. There have been six desks, primarily the Teddy Roosevelt desk (Teddy used it pre-Oval Office), through FDR, and the Resolute Desk, discovered by Jackie Keenedy and used since JFK. The Resolute Desk’s covering/door hiding the president’s legs was added by FDR to the original, although he didn’t use the desk in the Oval Office.

    The five presidents who “thought different” were

    1. Hoover and FDR, who used a desk donated by Hoover hometown furniture makers

    2. LBJ, who brought his desk with him from his Senate office (it had a leg covering, like Resolute)

    3. Nixon and Ford, who used the so-called “Wilson desk,” incorrectly connected with President Wilson

    4. Bush père, who used a desk formerly used in the West Wing Study by various presidents

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oval_Office_desks

    Nixon and Ford’s desk was truly gigantic, 81 by 58 inches. If I were president I’d add a modesty cover to conceal my legs and use that one. LBJ’s and Hoover/FDR’s desk are also quite large. The appeal of the Resolute Desk seems to be that it was made from a wrecked ship, plus there was the iconic photo of John-John peeking out of the little door.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    The Resolute Desk’s covering/door hiding the president’s legs was added by FDR to the original, although he didn’t use the desk in the Oval Office.
     
    Did Bill Clinton use that desk? It would have come in handy for him.
  35. @Acilius
    The rug from Bill Clinton's Oval Office? I assume it's been shampooed...

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Cato, @JohnnyD, @Neoconned, @Bill Jones

    UV light would still show the evidence, though. Right?

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @Anonymous

    Under UV light it is revealed as an original Jackson Pollock.

  36. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    At least they’re just peacefully destroying property and threatening people. We cannot have another riot of joke selfies and purloined podia.

    • LOL: vhrm
  37. @Harry Baldwin
    There were many striking, Kenedyesque passages in President Biden's address today. Some that stuck in my mind are:

    Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to me, the oldest president in history, but not as old as Beji Caid Essebsi, who was 88 when he took over Tunisia.

    Let every citizen know, whether he wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of The Swamp.

    And so, my fellow white Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for Blacks, for the LGBTs, for Muslims, for immigrants whose status has not yet been legalized and the millions yet to arrive. And most of all, for the trans-Americans; truly, they are the noblest of us all.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Russ

    And most of all, for the Trans-Americans; truly, they are the noblest of us all.

    Waaay ahead of you

  38. If Trump admires Jackson so much, why did he bow down to the National Bank and Senate establishment of our day?

  39. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    I love the genius who tries to punch out a window, shakes his bruised hand and only then remembers he brought an extendable steel baton for doing that. It goes to show you, in an Idiocracy being stupid is no impediment.

    • Agree: Bubba
  40. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    Are you and Andy sure this even happened? Because I just searched and the so-called ‘prestige media’ have absolutely nothing about it. Only fringe, local, and white-supremacist sites make even oblique reference to it. By the way, do you like your job, or even your paycheck? Want to keep them?

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Polistra

    I saw it last night when I googled Seattle riot.

  41. @Anonymous
    @Acilius

    UV light would still show the evidence, though. Right?

    Replies: @Cloudbuster

    Under UV light it is revealed as an original Jackson Pollock.

  42. @Harry Baldwin
    There were many striking, Kenedyesque passages in President Biden's address today. Some that stuck in my mind are:

    Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to me, the oldest president in history, but not as old as Beji Caid Essebsi, who was 88 when he took over Tunisia.

    Let every citizen know, whether he wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of The Swamp.

    And so, my fellow white Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for Blacks, for the LGBTs, for Muslims, for immigrants whose status has not yet been legalized and the millions yet to arrive. And most of all, for the trans-Americans; truly, they are the noblest of us all.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Russ

    There were many striking, Kenedyesque passages in President Biden’s address today. Some that stuck in my mind …

    I heard second-hand that Chris Wallace, Greatest Reporter Ever, has dubbed Biden’s speech the best inaugural speech he has ever heard. Makes me happy to have missed both Biden’s speech and Wallace’s commentary.

  43. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    Maybe the lumpen-Antifa will figure out that they have been chumped….massivley. I wish Antifa well going forward.

  44. Anon[274] • Disclaimer says:

    I read that Biden issued an executive order that requires the entire federal government to “root out systemic racism.” Going to the NYT to find out what this means, it apparently directs Susan Rice to oversee a report on the matter due in 200 days. Ha ha ha! A committee report! It also requires the government to give equal access to government resources, benefits, and services (unlike under Trump, whcn such resources were denied?). Finally, there is a “data working group,” which could backfire in the current climate of obfuscating data and eliminating the quantitative tracking of things related to race. Are we now going to find out the racial makeup of sailors deemed responsible for Navy fender-benders?

    Biden also rescinded Obama’s Muslim Ban, which Trump cleverly managed to co-opt and take credit for. Certainly Biden knows this, since he was Obama’s VP. They are certainly not going to really go back to allowing unvetted $14 internet ESTA visas to be used by nationals of those countries, so it will be interesting to see the details of this “reversal.”

    Biden wants us back in the Paris Agreement. The agreement is only 30 short sections long, and I recommend reading it. It’s remarkable because it has 195 signatories, and it is really badly written. The only way you get 195 signatories is to add each countriy’s bits and pieces and never delete anything or refactor the language. What the treaty does is:

    [MORE]

    1. Ask each country politely to make efforts to keep temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees centigrade, or 2.0 degress centigrade. Which is it? It’s a mystery. I guess they couldn’t decide. There is absolutely no enforcement mechanism.

    2. Ask each country to keep track of carbon-related data. The U.S. and every other major country have always done this.

    3. The richest eight countries will fund climate projects “in India and some other countries,” translation, “in Africa.” Trump was smart enough to know that you don’t give money to African governments. You send Bechtel in to minimize (not eliminate) bribes, nepotism, and corruption.

    4. Lavish periodic shindigs are to be planned by a special office so that Paris Agreement signatories can get together in exotic locations and “investigate” climate matters when they are not attending banquets. (This might have been 86ed by the pandemic).

    5. There are various weird, out-of-left-field things that certain signatories demanded be included along the lines of “seeking the guidance of Tongan climate god Gazoonga-Boonga when considering climate related matters.”

    I recommend reading the Paris Agreement and any random bilateral Friendship, Navigation, and Commerce treaty, or even the Fourth Geneva Convention, to compare a piece of shit treaty with a well-drafted treaty. The whole Paris Agreement exercise was more in the nature of a press release than a treaty.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anon

    https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1352105012852379650?s=20

    https://twitter.com/tedfrank/status/1352094117396934659?s=20

  45. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    Wow, this is the first time I have ever felt the slightest bit of sympathy for the Antifa. After all, its not the Nazi’s preventing you from getting decent healthcare, its the Joe Liebermans, Joe Manchins and Joe Bidens of the world that stand between you and basic medical services.

  46. @Altai
    I for one, welcome the new Moses-in-chief who brings with him many Tamil and trans allies.

    https://twitter.com/jdforward/status/1351975352642506752

    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350092099249692673

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1351933191930699779

    Interestingly there is now a wiki page for Harris' mother despite her not being notable for one. Maybe to play up her South Asian-ness.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyamala_Gopalan


    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350103584449421312

    Jeez, maybe you shouldn't have endorsed the individualistic social policy component of neoliberalism that simultaneously suffocates the political discourse from being about anything else and which totally destroys senses of social solidarity and any sense of social responsibility from the new oligarch class. Maybe you should just stick to advocating for farmers interests?

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Rob McX, @Jon, @Known Fact

    That blessing from the barely closeted rabbi was one of the weirder things in an already very weird inauguration. As someone in the youtube comments said, he is like a South Park character come to life.

    • Replies: @Nachum
    @Jon

    Not a very good command of Hebrew. Or Bible. ("Book of the Numbers"??) Or Jewish blessing practice. (Mr. Spock uses one hand. Jewish priests- one of which, based on how he holds his fingers, he is not- use two.)

    But he's got a portrait of an anti-Semite in the Oval Office, so all is well.

  47. How long until Biden gets in trouble for putting up a portrait of FDR, who is best known to younger generations as the Redliner-in-Chief? His media honeymoon will be extensive, but the logic of Wokeness can’t exempt him forever.

    Biden puts up a bust of an anti-immigration campaigner, who led a march at the border to shut it down to keep out Mexicans, and who organized a militia to beat up undocumented workers: Cesar Chavez.

    Hey, let’s not forget FDR’s anti-Mexican ethnic cleansing operations:

    The Mexican Repatriation was a mass deportation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans from the United States between 1929 and 1936. Estimates of how many were repatriated range from 400,000 to 2,000,000.[1]:xiii[2]:150 An estimated sixty percent of those deported were birthright citizens of the United States.[2]:330 Because the forced movement was based on ethnicity, and frequently ignored citizenship, some scholars argue the process meets modern legal definitions of ethnic cleansing.[3]:6

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Repatriation

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @syonredux

    Telling foreigners that they don't have a right to invade your country in large numbers if you don't want them to? That's just so weird.

  48. Sorry, paid too much attention to Covid-19 and still do. No time to care.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @They Drew First Blood

    Lol. Literally one hour after inauguration WHO just announced no longer counting all the false positives.

  49. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Desiderius, @Bubba, @Jack D, @Jack D, @Corvinus

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    And also during that time journalist Nina “Stockholm Syndrome” Burleigh said she would be, “happy to give him (Bill Clinton – who was accused of multiple rapes and a known serial sexual harasser) a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal.”

    I wonder if Hound Dog Bill took her up on the offer and sexually abused the hell out of her as soon as Hillary was away for 5 minutes. If so, then Nina probably enjoyed every second of it.

  50. Biden is more like Joshua leading the Israelites INto Canaan. And we’re the Canaanites.

    I saw Trunk pardoned one Dr. Salomon Melgen. Melgen looks exactly like his name would suggest. He ripped off millions from Medicare. Why pardon this guy,and doesnt his name sound a bit like another notorious doctor?
    Maybe it was Jill who put in a good word? Us Doctors stick together!

    • LOL: Polistra
  51. anon[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    The FBI would track all of the Rose City Antifa down for arrest, but for now they are busy searching for guys wearing fake Viking hats and it takes all their agents time. The reserve agents cannot go to Oregon because they must be held back in case a Nascar driver sees a scary garage pull.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @anon


    The reserve agents cannot go to Oregon because they must be held back in case a Nascar driver sees a scary garage pull.
     
    the agents can't go to Oregon because they might have to shoot their way out...

    The ICE office siege where the Portland Police refused to respond for weeks was only a couple of years ago and things haven't gotten better since:

    Along the trolley tracks behind the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, a biohazard cleanup crew works under police protection. It finds used needles and buckets of human waste simmering in nearly 100-degree heat. The smell of urine and feces fills the block. For more than five weeks, as many as 200 people had occupied the site to demand ICE’s immediate abolition. They’re gone now, but a community is left reeling. Thirty-eight days of government-sanctioned anarchy will do that.

    A mob surrounded ICE’s office in Southwest Portland June 19. They barricaded the exits and blocked the driveway. They sent “guards” to patrol the doors, trapping workers inside. At night they laid on the street, stopping traffic at a critical junction near a hospital. Police stayed away. “At this time I am denying your request for additional resources,” the Portland Police Bureau’s deputy chief, Robert Day, wrote to federal officers pleading for help. Hours later, the remaining ICE workers were finally evacuated by a small federal police team. The facility shut down for more than a week.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/anarchy-breaks-out-in-portland-with-the-mayors-blessing-1533331454
     

  52. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    They did all that work to graffiti up the windows, only to break them all out moments later …

  53. Remember that Hispanic county on the Rio Grande that went big for Trump? Their representative disagrees. Note, too, the biggest piece of Impeachment Land.

  54. @Richard of Melbourne
    OT (sort of): Can anyone explain why Biden took the oath at 11.48 am instead of waiting until noon like every other president in (at least) the last few decades?

    AT 11.51 am, Senator Klobuchar introduced the President-elect as the nation's 46th President and invited him to make his speech. Biden was half-way through his speech at the moment he became President - a moment that was marked by nothing in all the inauguration activities.

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @Known Fact, @Dissident, @Ancient Briton

    I assumed they simply mis-timed the program.

  55. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:

    This just in!

    Owing to his behavior last time he held office, more than half of our armed forces still hate Biden’s guts with a military focus…

    “You guys still sore about Benghazi?! Here’s the deal! Wasn’t my fault! Hillary talked us into it, goddammit!! Rock and a hard place! Lookit! If you won’t forgive me, and I’m not asking you to, then you all ain’t black, you dog-and-pony-pig-soldier shape-shifter dumb… bastards!! Wish I was younger! I’d handle this a whole ‘nother way!”

    • Replies: @danand
    @Anonymous

    “...more than half of our armed forces still hate Biden’s guts...”

    #442, that purge has begun, so says the NY piece of paper of record:

    https://flic.kr/p/2kugFJ6

    Replies: @El Dato

  56. anon[157] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m now a Biden supporter and hunkered down for what I’m thinking is Trump’s second term by proxy. Yea, maybe they stole the election, but it was mostly fair. But more important is that the Democrats called off their primary to nominate the guy. The anti Trump who is the oldest, least articulate, and most gaff prone candidate the Democrats could field, putting their next generation candidates on ice…which was their only chance to beat Trump.

    And as a reluctant former Trump voter, think we have a reasonable chance at another 4 years of mostly nothing. And … no more John Bolton types out of sheer ignorance. And Trump didn’t get around to bombing Iran. Sure, we haven’t seen the end of the ubiquitous neocons. But the Democrat/Obama years saw only smallish, undeclared dustups.

    I’m probably naively optimistic, but all Trump did for me was raise my taxes. That, and the much needed 4 years of less. So I’m thinking I mostly won.

  57. @Acilius
    The rug from Bill Clinton's Oval Office? I assume it's been shampooed...

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Cato, @JohnnyD, @Neoconned, @Bill Jones

    The rug from Bill Clinton’s Oval Office? I assume it’s been shampooed…

    Joe has a prescription for Viagra and is hoping that there is still some juju left in the damn rug.

  58. @Anon
    Wikipedia has an entry on White House Oval Office desks, since Taft, since that was when the Oval Office was constructed. There have been six desks, primarily the Teddy Roosevelt desk (Teddy used it pre-Oval Office), through FDR, and the Resolute Desk, discovered by Jackie Keenedy and used since JFK. The Resolute Desk's covering/door hiding the president's legs was added by FDR to the original, although he didn't use the desk in the Oval Office.

    The five presidents who "thought different" were

    1. Hoover and FDR, who used a desk donated by Hoover hometown furniture makers

    2. LBJ, who brought his desk with him from his Senate office (it had a leg covering, like Resolute)

    3. Nixon and Ford, who used the so-called "Wilson desk," incorrectly connected with President Wilson

    4. Bush père, who used a desk formerly used in the West Wing Study by various presidents

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/5cc8ebd1b28231354dfc16c2829cfbc4.png

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oval_Office_desks

    Nixon and Ford's desk was truly gigantic, 81 by 58 inches. If I were president I'd add a modesty cover to conceal my legs and use that one. LBJ's and Hoover/FDR's desk are also quite large. The appeal of the Resolute Desk seems to be that it was made from a wrecked ship, plus there was the iconic photo of John-John peeking out of the little door.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    The Resolute Desk’s covering/door hiding the president’s legs was added by FDR to the original, although he didn’t use the desk in the Oval Office.

    Did Bill Clinton use that desk? It would have come in handy for him.

  59. @Acilius
    The rug from Bill Clinton's Oval Office? I assume it's been shampooed...

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Cato, @JohnnyD, @Neoconned, @Bill Jones

    I’ve heard the rug suspiciously looks like a dress.

  60. Reading tweets from liberals who think that Biden’s inauguration is some kind of “Morning in America” moment is pretty funny. These people are so stupid – I mean bovine-like. This isn’t an American revival. This is one 4th century Roman Emperor being replaced by another – maybe even one 5th century emperor being replaced by another.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Mr. Anon

    Reading tweets from liberals who think that Biden’s inauguration is some kind of “Morning in America” moment is pretty funny.

    25,000 troops with unloaded guns. Miles of barbed wire and other barricades. The entire public banned. Sure, that's Morning...

    Here's your reply. No charge.
    https://hotemoji.com/images/emoji/1/1ys87zz6q531.png

  61. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    It looks like they’ve got a handle on this, but you can never have enough blunt instruments. Just in case you guys are reading there in Portland, you young people can download our Hammers-Are-Us app from the apple store for some great deals. Punch in #antifa21 for the antifa discount.

    #GladToHelp

    #Seriously!

  62. @Buzz Mohawk
    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Only nowadays, a president doesn't really have as much power or influence. No. This is all part of something much bigger. Anybody could sit at that desk and have as much influence. It really doesn't matter who gets "elected."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @joe862, @Mr. Anon, @Richard B, @James O'Meara, @Dave from Oz

    Who hires a guy that age for anything? Certainly not any job that is perceived as important. More importantly, why was he the candidate? This is as well as they can do?

  63. @They Drew First Blood
    Sorry, paid too much attention to Covid-19 and still do. No time to care.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Lol. Literally one hour after inauguration WHO just announced no longer counting all the false positives.

  64. I mean if I wind up in a foxhole…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius

    Stately building. The downside is it encourages an emperor syndrome in its occupants. The occasional nobody-- a Paterson, a Pataki, a Wilson-- is most refreshing. They generally arrive by accident, anyway.

  65. I see farther down in that Twitter feed that Hillary was sporting a purple scarf.
    Remember Hillary’s purple pantsuit for an earlier attempted color revolution?

  66. @Thomas

    On the other hand, Biden is Not Trump, so you won’t hear about his Elderly White Guy Gaffes for awhile.
     
    Z-Man gave it nine months of increasing stories about "gaffes" and "mental decline" before they set up the 25th Amendment installation of Slay Kween Kamala.

    Personally, I'm a little surprised they didn't manage a grassy knoll moment with some "white extremist" National Guardsman today. They were foreshadowing it. The historic resonance with the last Irish Catlick President would've been good even for Hollywood.

    Replies: @Barnard

    Since he is a white guy, isn’t it better from their perspective to destroy Biden for badthink or expose him as a dottering old fool than let him go out a martyr? They probably already have the lines written about how a woman always has to clean up after a man.

  67. His media honeymoon will be extensive

    It certainly is so far! Just a few hours in. During the thing with Tom Hanks, I was expecting Jerry Lewis to come out and call for timpani for the current donation totals.

  68. anon[188] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon
    Reading tweets from liberals who think that Biden's inauguration is some kind of "Morning in America" moment is pretty funny. These people are so stupid - I mean bovine-like. This isn't an American revival. This is one 4th century Roman Emperor being replaced by another - maybe even one 5th century emperor being replaced by another.

    Replies: @anon

    Reading tweets from liberals who think that Biden’s inauguration is some kind of “Morning in America” moment is pretty funny.

    25,000 troops with unloaded guns. Miles of barbed wire and other barricades. The entire public banned. Sure, that’s Morning…

    Here’s your reply. No charge.

  69. @Achmed E. Newman
    The stupidity of thinking of FDR only as the Redliner-in-Chief notwithstanding, if the ctrl-left comes to throw that painting of that Socialist asshole in the trash, I won't be all broken up about it. To hell with that guy. Well, at least we got one good Constitutional Amendment out of that guy, so there's that ...

    Seeing a US President wearing a face-diaper tops my list of Peak Stupidity items for the day. Can't he keep a 6 ft. social distance? Between the Kung Flu hysteria and the Superspreader who will soon inhabit the place, we're gonna need a bigger boat Oval Office.

    From what Instapundit calls "America's newspaper of record"' now, we read "Biden Sees Own Shadow, Predicting Just Six Weeks Of Being President". Heh! (as Mr. Reynolds often says).

    Replies: @jimmyriddle, @International Jew, @Ganderson

    Also the 21st, which repealed prohibition.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @jimmyriddle

    Agreed, Jimmy. That's why I worded it "at least we got one good Constitutional Amendment out of that guy." Peak Stupidity is all on Amendment XXI. It was a good one, and there are a couple of small ones early on that are neutral in effect. Otherwise, the Amendment process has screwed America badly. We're up through XXIV in our Morning Constitutional series.

  70. @Altai
    I for one, welcome the new Moses-in-chief who brings with him many Tamil and trans allies.

    https://twitter.com/jdforward/status/1351975352642506752

    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350092099249692673

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1351933191930699779

    Interestingly there is now a wiki page for Harris' mother despite her not being notable for one. Maybe to play up her South Asian-ness.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyamala_Gopalan


    https://twitter.com/NFUDC/status/1350103584449421312

    Jeez, maybe you shouldn't have endorsed the individualistic social policy component of neoliberalism that simultaneously suffocates the political discourse from being about anything else and which totally destroys senses of social solidarity and any sense of social responsibility from the new oligarch class. Maybe you should just stick to advocating for farmers interests?

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Rob McX, @Jon, @Known Fact

    Someone better break it to that stunning, brave tranny rancher that those are pooches, not alpacas.

  71. @Acilius
    The rug from Bill Clinton's Oval Office? I assume it's been shampooed...

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Cato, @JohnnyD, @Neoconned, @Bill Jones

    I did not spill body fluids on that carpet while having relations with that chubby broad Monica……

  72. @Redneck farmer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I think PR owes something like $85 billion. Assume the debt, pay about a billion a year in foreign aid for a decade.
    And watch none of the Puerto Ricans who are ruining this country return home, since it's run by Puerto Ricans.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    If every boricua with a Puerto Rican flag on his or her apartment door had to leave the mainland for the Commonwealth “ahora mismo,” NYC would be a lot less crowded — and a whole lot quieter.

  73. Biden, like most politicians, is not a deep thinker. Not only does he have politically incorrect portraits, his own past is politically incorrect.

  74. @Richard of Melbourne
    OT (sort of): Can anyone explain why Biden took the oath at 11.48 am instead of waiting until noon like every other president in (at least) the last few decades?

    AT 11.51 am, Senator Klobuchar introduced the President-elect as the nation's 46th President and invited him to make his speech. Biden was half-way through his speech at the moment he became President - a moment that was marked by nothing in all the inauguration activities.

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @Known Fact, @Dissident, @Ancient Briton

    If you were truly worried about some security threat, you might suddenly divert from the publicized schedule and change up the time key people would be standing at point A or point B. So they suddenly jump up there and do things 12 minutes early. (I know this from the many Hawaii 5-0s where McGarrett has to protect some visiting dignitary from Wo Fat or other enemies)

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Known Fact

    Yours is a smart assessment.

    Television never fails to teach and inform. But seriously, I think you might be right. Plus, the early time just puts the boot in deeper. They can do whatever they want to do; nobody cares and hardly anybody notices.

    The one fault to your reasoning is that there was no real threat or danger. That was a phony narrative.

    Replies: @Known Fact

  75. Some on the fringe will have a go at him, but those who matter will close ranks around him. In a couple of years they might start easing him out, on health grounds, but there will be frenzied cheering as he rides off in the sunset.

  76. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/acczibit/status/1351971963879743488?s=20

    I mean if I wind up in a foxhole...

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Stately building. The downside is it encourages an emperor syndrome in its occupants. The occasional nobody– a Paterson, a Pataki, a Wilson– is most refreshing. They generally arrive by accident, anyway.

  77. The elites can turn on and turn off the 15 minutes of hate at their leisure. They turned it on 2016-2020 to get rid of Trump.
    They turned it off the day after the election.
    Going forward Antifa will be suppressed, BLM will get a cubicle at corporate headquarters, culture wars will die in committee, and politics will get back to the usual business of criminal wars, slave trade deals, slave immigration, and Wall Street bail outs.
    A world of slavery, war and greed. Bedford Falls becomes Potterville.

  78. @Reg Cæsar
    @vhrm


    AOC and the squad were barely tolerated by Pelosi and the leadership even when it was all hands on board to bash Trump. I don’t think woke power will necessarily increase.
     
    Nasty Nancy wants Puerto Rican statehood yesterday. AOC advises slowing down and taking a deep breath. The "woke", at least on this one, are right.

    Indeed, we should "agree and amplify", and shoot for full independence. Republicans should admit they stole the island under false pretenses, and offer to atone.

    PR could be a "historic nationality" and an "autonomous community" after return to the Spanish Crown. With about 40 seats in the Cortes Generales.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @PhysicistDave

    Reg Cæsar wrote:

    Indeed, we should “agree and amplify”, and shoot for full independence [for Puerto Rico]. Republicans should admit they stole the island under false pretenses, and offer to atone.

    Well… you assume the GOP has any sense for self-preservation.

    They should also give DC back to Maryland: let them vote for Maryland’s Senators. Simple, fair, but would require the GOP to have some brains.

  79. I am pretty sure Biden is borrowing the Ben Franklin portrait from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I recognize it after having visited the museum several years ago:

    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/684797

  80. @Achmed E. Newman
    The stupidity of thinking of FDR only as the Redliner-in-Chief notwithstanding, if the ctrl-left comes to throw that painting of that Socialist asshole in the trash, I won't be all broken up about it. To hell with that guy. Well, at least we got one good Constitutional Amendment out of that guy, so there's that ...

    Seeing a US President wearing a face-diaper tops my list of Peak Stupidity items for the day. Can't he keep a 6 ft. social distance? Between the Kung Flu hysteria and the Superspreader who will soon inhabit the place, we're gonna need a bigger boat Oval Office.

    From what Instapundit calls "America's newspaper of record"' now, we read "Biden Sees Own Shadow, Predicting Just Six Weeks Of Being President". Heh! (as Mr. Reynolds often says).

    Replies: @jimmyriddle, @International Jew, @Ganderson

    I won’t be all broken up about it

    That’s how I felt when Princeton went from idolizing Woodrow Wilson, to anathematizing him.

  81. To show his appreciation, Sleepy Joe should let a squad of antifas have an hour in his office to redecorate it.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • LOL: turtle
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @International Jew

    Antifa hasn't been informed

    So much for MAGApocalypse: Antifa rampage in Seattle & Portland follows Biden’s inauguration (VIDEOS)


    Groups of black-clad Antifa rioters took to the streets in Portland and Seattle, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake as they protested against the inauguration of President Joe Biden along with their usual targets, law enforcement and racism.
     
    Revenge of the Cluster B Personality Disorder people: not stopping soon.
  82. @Buzz Mohawk
    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Only nowadays, a president doesn't really have as much power or influence. No. This is all part of something much bigger. Anybody could sit at that desk and have as much influence. It really doesn't matter who gets "elected."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @joe862, @Mr. Anon, @Richard B, @James O'Meara, @Dave from Oz

    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Increased Inauguration Security: Bulletproof Glass Placed Between Biden And Harris

    https://babylonbee.com/news/increased-inauguration-security-bulletproof-glass-to-be-placed-between-biden-and-kamala

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Mr. Anon

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3lmRKGIOIcQ/UfT9HqoMyVI/AAAAAAAARjY/9FdsjobrNjw/s1600/Headshot.gif

    https://texashillcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/JohnsonSwearingIn.jpg

    Replies: @Desiderius

  83. The election was stolen. Now there is a cadaver occupying the The Oval Office. Nobody is talking about it.

    We will never have election integrity, chain of custody for ballots, or free and fair elections, ever again.

    As California went to one party rule, so does the nation.

    Today is a day of sadness.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
  84. @Anon
    I read that Biden issued an executive order that requires the entire federal government to "root out systemic racism." Going to the NYT to find out what this means, it apparently directs Susan Rice to oversee a report on the matter due in 200 days. Ha ha ha! A committee report! It also requires the government to give equal access to government resources, benefits, and services (unlike under Trump, whcn such resources were denied?). Finally, there is a "data working group," which could backfire in the current climate of obfuscating data and eliminating the quantitative tracking of things related to race. Are we now going to find out the racial makeup of sailors deemed responsible for Navy fender-benders?

    Biden also rescinded Obama's Muslim Ban, which Trump cleverly managed to co-opt and take credit for. Certainly Biden knows this, since he was Obama's VP. They are certainly not going to really go back to allowing unvetted $14 internet ESTA visas to be used by nationals of those countries, so it will be interesting to see the details of this "reversal."

    Biden wants us back in the Paris Agreement. The agreement is only 30 short sections long, and I recommend reading it. It's remarkable because it has 195 signatories, and it is really badly written. The only way you get 195 signatories is to add each countriy's bits and pieces and never delete anything or refactor the language. What the treaty does is:

    1. Ask each country politely to make efforts to keep temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees centigrade, or 2.0 degress centigrade. Which is it? It's a mystery. I guess they couldn't decide. There is absolutely no enforcement mechanism.

    2. Ask each country to keep track of carbon-related data. The U.S. and every other major country have always done this.

    3. The richest eight countries will fund climate projects "in India and some other countries," translation, "in Africa." Trump was smart enough to know that you don't give money to African governments. You send Bechtel in to minimize (not eliminate) bribes, nepotism, and corruption.

    4. Lavish periodic shindigs are to be planned by a special office so that Paris Agreement signatories can get together in exotic locations and "investigate" climate matters when they are not attending banquets. (This might have been 86ed by the pandemic).

    5. There are various weird, out-of-left-field things that certain signatories demanded be included along the lines of "seeking the guidance of Tongan climate god Gazoonga-Boonga when considering climate related matters."

    I recommend reading the Paris Agreement and any random bilateral Friendship, Navigation, and Commerce treaty, or even the Fourth Geneva Convention, to compare a piece of shit treaty with a well-drafted treaty. The whole Paris Agreement exercise was more in the nature of a press release than a treaty.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    • Thanks: ziggurat
  85. @syonredux

    How long until Biden gets in trouble for putting up a portrait of FDR, who is best known to younger generations as the Redliner-in-Chief? His media honeymoon will be extensive, but the logic of Wokeness can’t exempt him forever.

    Biden puts up a bust of an anti-immigration campaigner, who led a march at the border to shut it down to keep out Mexicans, and who organized a militia to beat up undocumented workers: Cesar Chavez.
     
    Hey, let's not forget FDR's anti-Mexican ethnic cleansing operations:

    The Mexican Repatriation was a mass deportation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans from the United States between 1929 and 1936. Estimates of how many were repatriated range from 400,000 to 2,000,000.[1]:xiii[2]:150 An estimated sixty percent of those deported were birthright citizens of the United States.[2]:330 Because the forced movement was based on ethnicity, and frequently ignored citizenship, some scholars argue the process meets modern legal definitions of ethnic cleansing.[3]:6
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Repatriation

    Replies: @Polistra

    Telling foreigners that they don’t have a right to invade your country in large numbers if you don’t want them to? That’s just so weird.

  86. @Richard of Melbourne
    OT (sort of): Can anyone explain why Biden took the oath at 11.48 am instead of waiting until noon like every other president in (at least) the last few decades?

    AT 11.51 am, Senator Klobuchar introduced the President-elect as the nation's 46th President and invited him to make his speech. Biden was half-way through his speech at the moment he became President - a moment that was marked by nothing in all the inauguration activities.

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @Known Fact, @Dissident, @Ancient Briton

    Can anyone explain why Biden took the oath at 11.48 am instead of waiting until noon like every other president in (at least) the last few decades?

    Perhaps, given Mr. Biden’s unfortunate state-of-health, they did not want to take any chances on his not making it that long.

  87. @Mr. Anon
    @Buzz Mohawk


    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.
     
    Increased Inauguration Security: Bulletproof Glass Placed Between Biden And Harris

    https://babylonbee.com/news/increased-inauguration-security-bulletproof-glass-to-be-placed-between-biden-and-kamala

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Buzz Mohawk

    This time the son-of-a-bitch is in the top spot from the get go.

  88. @Known Fact
    @Richard of Melbourne

    If you were truly worried about some security threat, you might suddenly divert from the publicized schedule and change up the time key people would be standing at point A or point B. So they suddenly jump up there and do things 12 minutes early. (I know this from the many Hawaii 5-0s where McGarrett has to protect some visiting dignitary from Wo Fat or other enemies)

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Yours is a smart assessment.

    Television never fails to teach and inform. But seriously, I think you might be right. Plus, the early time just puts the boot in deeper. They can do whatever they want to do; nobody cares and hardly anybody notices.

    The one fault to your reasoning is that there was no real threat or danger. That was a phony narrative.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The "right-wing terror" threat was a load of bull but Biden has had 47 years to make enemies in the Swamp and on the left. Or more likely just consider all the various agendas that would advance if he suddenly left the scene. It would be like some Agatha Christie novel where 18 different people had reason to kill the mysteriously bludgeoned Lord Snotsworthy.

  89. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    How long until Biden gets in trouble for putting up a portrait of FDR...
     
    Don't stop with the Ovoid Office:


    https://www.coinstudy.com/image-files/xmercury-dime-values-top-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.n2rLIFeO3A.jpg

    ...who is best known to younger generations as the Redliner-in-Chief?
     
    Hey, there's a great new mascot for the Washington Football Team! Now we just have to come up with a new name for the city.

    ...nobody except ancient fogeys like Joe can remember Chavez.
     
    That famous picture of Chavez showing Walter Mondale around the border has somehow been misplaced by Google and DuckDuckGo. So enjoy this instead:


    https://pumabydesign001.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/screenshot-el-malcriado-chavez-assails-use-of-illegal-aliens-mendota-valley-1974.jpg?w=392

    Gohmert Angers Hispanic Caucus with a Resolution Making Cesar Chavez's Birthday 'Border Control Day'


    https://mobile.twitter.com/senatormenendez/status/976464584591671297?lang=en

    Elderly White Guy Gaffes
     
    Elderly White Guy Gaffes = Sue fey, faggy, lewd Hitler.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    That famous picture of Chavez showing Walter Mondale around the border has somehow been misplaced by Google and DuckDuckGo…

    Yet somehow, Chavez complaining about “wetbacks” is still available.

    President Biden has gone off the rails by daring to put a bust of this embittered, shameless bigot in a place of honor in our Oval Office! This act should be added to his charges for IMPEACHMENT:

    https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/189746

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anonymous

    Somebody in Biden's circle is reading BAP and knows where the real threat to Quixote-fueled power comes from.

  90. @Desiderius
    You love your country like you love your kid but today feeling like way too much manic energy on the ride home from her third stint in rehab.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    I regret to inform you that your child is dead and was not yours anyway.

    Some wretched refuse got inside the mother’s robe.
    She was a whore after all.

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Buzz Mohawk

    No, after all it was you and me.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  91. @Acilius
    The rug from Bill Clinton's Oval Office? I assume it's been shampooed...

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Cato, @JohnnyD, @Neoconned, @Bill Jones

    Biden’s wearing Bill Clinton’s rug?
    What happened to the hair plugs?

  92. @jimmyriddle
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Also the 21st, which repealed prohibition.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Agreed, Jimmy. That’s why I worded it “at least we got one good Constitutional Amendment out of that guy.” Peak Stupidity is all on Amendment XXI. It was a good one, and there are a couple of small ones early on that are neutral in effect. Otherwise, the Amendment process has screwed America badly. We’re up through XXIV in our Morning Constitutional series.

  93. FDR didn’t just “not stop the Holocaust.” The man had serious, serious issues with Jews. It’s pretty much always been out there, but people- especially Jews- chose to look the other way.

    Odd that the only real outright anti-Semites among presidents have been two Democrat icons, FDR and Carter. And yet Nixon gets grief.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    , @Dissident
    @Nachum


    the only real outright anti-Semites among presidents have been two Democrat icons, FDR and Carter.
     
    Jimmy Carter a "real outright anti-Semite"? On what basis do you characterize Carter even as a mere anti-Semite, let alone a "real [,] outright" one?

    Replies: @Nachum

  94. I remember back in the day how me and all my Catholic friends were gung-ho for Cesar Chavez, thinking he was some kind of saint. I don’t know why, but Catholics in particular seem to have a hard time distinguishing images from reality. We were had. We were used. We were idiots. The man was just your standard-issue union thug, nothing more.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @G. Poulin

    The man was just your standard-issue union thug, nothing more.

    And then Cesar Chavez went really bad went he got into the Narc-Anon cult.

    But in his union thug hey-day, he was effective at raising his rank and file's wages.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @G. Poulin

  95. @G. Poulin
    I remember back in the day how me and all my Catholic friends were gung-ho for Cesar Chavez, thinking he was some kind of saint. I don't know why, but Catholics in particular seem to have a hard time distinguishing images from reality. We were had. We were used. We were idiots. The man was just your standard-issue union thug, nothing more.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    The man was just your standard-issue union thug, nothing more.

    And then Cesar Chavez went really bad went he got into the Narc-Anon cult.

    But in his union thug hey-day, he was effective at raising his rank and file’s wages.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    Again, more nuance here than you care to NOTICE. Men are complicated, right, iSteve?

    https://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-miriam-pawel-20140323-story.html


    As the farmworker movement grew, it became a serious political force, feared by growers and cultivated by politicians. Chavez showed thousands, perhaps millions, that they could stand up to injustice. Pawel interviews Consuelo Nuno, who went on strike from a Delano vineyard in 1965. Forty years later, she recalls of Chavez and his organization, “They taught us how to defend ourselves.”
     
    I imagine that was the battle cry of Trump supporters at the Capitol breach, but I digress.
    , @G. Poulin
    @Steve Sailer

    It's a good thing that Chavez croaked early, as he was well on his way to becoming another Jim Jones. As it turned out, the union was a failure and its leadership morphed into your average lefty grifters, but at least they didn't end up drinking Kool-aid cocktails.

  96. @Anonymous
    This just in!

    Owing to his behavior last time he held office, more than half of our armed forces still hate Biden's guts with a military focus...

    "You guys still sore about Benghazi?! Here's the deal! Wasn’t my fault! Hillary talked us into it, goddammit!! Rock and a hard place! Lookit! If you won’t forgive me, and I’m not asking you to, then you all ain’t black, you dog-and-pony-pig-soldier shape-shifter dumb... bastards!! Wish I was younger! I’d handle this a whole ‘nother way!"

    https://twitter.com/ThatTrumpJew/status/1351999149915439113?s=20

    Replies: @danand

    “…more than half of our armed forces still hate Biden’s guts…”

    #442, that purge has begun, so says the NY piece of paper of record:

    E943BE09-E97D-4827-B8EB-AAFE7BF37A49

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @danand

    "removed for a wide variety of reasons" will probably be heard more widely going forward.

    https://i.postimg.cc/sXp5wy24/nkvd.jpg

  97. At least we are getting some good op-editing from the inaugday

    The musical performances at the Biden inauguration chime with America’s bankrupt culture

    Case in point, Lady Gaga sang the national anthem at the swearing-in ceremony. The glorious Gaga, who has the voice of an angel and a face made for radio, arrived looking like she just came off The Hunger Games set. Her dress appeared to be a tribute to a venereal-disease polyp designed by Oscar de la Herpes.

    Gaga gave her all – but the problem was that it was just way too much. Her heartfelt performance quickly devolved into an overwrought vocal spectacle that looked and sounded like a drag queen Brunhilde murdering an alpaca.

    Although the cultural references are not outstanding:

    ‘Let the Hunger Games begin’? Biden’s inauguration draws dystopian fiction comparisons as new president calls for ‘unity’

    Is there anything else besides Hunger Games and Star Wars? Maybe Hairy Potter?

  98. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Desiderius

    I regret to inform you that your child is dead and was not yours anyway.

    Some wretched refuse got inside the mother's robe.

    https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2332/2266239367_fd6694b303_z.jpg
    She was a whore after all.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    No, after all it was you and me.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Desiderius

    Aha!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwtyn-L-2gQ

    Replies: @Desiderius

  99. @danand
    @Anonymous

    “...more than half of our armed forces still hate Biden’s guts...”

    #442, that purge has begun, so says the NY piece of paper of record:

    https://flic.kr/p/2kugFJ6

    Replies: @El Dato

    “removed for a wide variety of reasons” will probably be heard more widely going forward.

  100. @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar


    That famous picture of Chavez showing Walter Mondale around the border has somehow been misplaced by Google and DuckDuckGo...

     

    Yet somehow, Chavez complaining about "wetbacks" is still available.

    President Biden has gone off the rails by daring to put a bust of this embittered, shameless bigot in a place of honor in our Oval Office! This act should be added to his charges for IMPEACHMENT:

    https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/189746

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Somebody in Biden’s circle is reading BAP and knows where the real threat to Quixote-fueled power comes from.

  101. @International Jew
    To show his appreciation, Sleepy Joe should let a squad of antifas have an hour in his office to redecorate it.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Antifa hasn’t been informed

    So much for MAGApocalypse: Antifa rampage in Seattle & Portland follows Biden’s inauguration (VIDEOS)

    Groups of black-clad Antifa rioters took to the streets in Portland and Seattle, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake as they protested against the inauguration of President Joe Biden along with their usual targets, law enforcement and racism.

    Revenge of the Cluster B Personality Disorder people: not stopping soon.

  102. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Mr. Anon

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3lmRKGIOIcQ/UfT9HqoMyVI/AAAAAAAARjY/9FdsjobrNjw/s1600/Headshot.gif

    https://texashillcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/JohnsonSwearingIn.jpg

    Replies: @Desiderius

    This time the son-of-a-bitch is in the top spot from the get go.

  103. @Desiderius
    @Buzz Mohawk

    No, after all it was you and me.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Aha!

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The irony of that title is that the Devil is utterly terrified of pathos (due to his in-fidelity and thus inherent lack of con-fidence) and so incapable of giving or receiving sym-pathy.

    The result is endless and bottomless bathos as we saw so grandly on display yesterday.

  104. @flyingtiger
    There is nothing to remind us of Obama. Then again what had BHO accomplished in his 8 years?

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Obama didn’t learn a single foreign language, unlike his African co-racials …

  105. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Known Fact

    Yours is a smart assessment.

    Television never fails to teach and inform. But seriously, I think you might be right. Plus, the early time just puts the boot in deeper. They can do whatever they want to do; nobody cares and hardly anybody notices.

    The one fault to your reasoning is that there was no real threat or danger. That was a phony narrative.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    The “right-wing terror” threat was a load of bull but Biden has had 47 years to make enemies in the Swamp and on the left. Or more likely just consider all the various agendas that would advance if he suddenly left the scene. It would be like some Agatha Christie novel where 18 different people had reason to kill the mysteriously bludgeoned Lord Snotsworthy.

  106. Makes little difference as to how Xiden outfits the office, the drapes will be changed soon enough:

    “Vice President Kamala Harris will not immediately move into the Naval Observatory, the vice president’s residence, because of home maintenance and repairs“ as it makes little sense to move twice within such a short period of time, “her office said on Wednesday evening.”

  107. @Jon
    @Altai

    That blessing from the barely closeted rabbi was one of the weirder things in an already very weird inauguration. As someone in the youtube comments said, he is like a South Park character come to life.

    Replies: @Nachum

    Not a very good command of Hebrew. Or Bible. (“Book of the Numbers”??) Or Jewish blessing practice. (Mr. Spock uses one hand. Jewish priests- one of which, based on how he holds his fingers, he is not- use two.)

    But he’s got a portrait of an anti-Semite in the Oval Office, so all is well.

  108. Does anybody get the feeling that Biden is our Chernenko, and Harris will be our Gorbachev?

  109. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Desiderius

    Aha!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwtyn-L-2gQ

    Replies: @Desiderius

    The irony of that title is that the Devil is utterly terrified of pathos (due to his in-fidelity and thus inherent lack of con-fidence) and so incapable of giving or receiving sym-pathy.

    The result is endless and bottomless bathos as we saw so grandly on display yesterday.

  110. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Desiderius, @Bubba, @Jack D, @Jack D, @Corvinus

    during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria,

    You only THOUGHT it was the peak at the time – there have been far greater peaks since then. You might think that the hysteria is already turned up to 10 but next time you can turn it up to 11.

    Apparently, BTW, Bill Clinton was caught napping while Joe gave his (admittedly boring) inaugural address. Bill is not the man he once was although he is STILL younger now, almost 30 years after his presidency, than Biden is today.

  111. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Desiderius, @Bubba, @Jack D, @Jack D, @Corvinus

    Someone sent me a link to a (technically) very well done musical number of late night star James Corden (BTW, is late night host another job that Americans won’t do?) and a host of Broadway stars singing about how there was only “One Day More” of Trump to the tune of the same name from Les Miserables. Somewhere in the lyrics it explicitly alluded to Biden being “our guy”. Regardless of whether the election was stolen, almost half of American voters voted for Trump. Was it really wise as a business proposition for the American media establishment to put itself in the tank for one side while alienating the other half of the population? It makes sense for a publication like the Washington Post (DC voted 93% Biden) and even for cable networks like CNN because the market is segmented but the TV networks are supposed to be national, so how does this make business sense? And what is Colbert going to talk about now that he can’t kick Trump around every night?

    • Thanks: epebble
    • Replies: @danand
    @Jack D

    "Was it really wise as a business proposition for the American media establishment to put itself in the tank for one side while alienating the other half of the population?"

    When Trump Derangement really got thumping, I wondered the same; was it really wise, OK, and if nothing else, good business practice to alienate what to many was their incarnation of MLK? The answer surprised me, but was unambiguous.

    Jimmy Kimmel's & Stephen Colbert's Late Shows were/are venom spitting in their pure hatred of all things Trump, including any who would not resoundingly denounce him. These two hosts would, almost without question, at times, pulled the trigger if the cost was anything less than severe.

    James Corden & Seth Meyers, may or may not have pulled the trigger; a remote Island would probable suffice for them.

    Jimmy Fallon, the most sanguine, publicly goes along with the program; but it was more pilot light than the ragging inferno burning within Kimmel and Colbert.

    As much as I found the occasional Corden Carpool Karaoke to be brilliant, I also found it best to just quit viewing his program cold turkey.

    Affliction with TDS did/does not seem to have had a, at least net, negative effect on the popularity of any of those that are....popular. If anything it has just made them more so, showering them with ever higher ratings and accolade's.

  112. @Nachum
    FDR didn't just "not stop the Holocaust." The man had serious, serious issues with Jews. It's pretty much always been out there, but people- especially Jews- chose to look the other way.

    Odd that the only real outright anti-Semites among presidents have been two Democrat icons, FDR and Carter. And yet Nixon gets grief.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Dissident

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews – Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP’s world and they were just living in it.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Jack D

    John D. Rockefeller worked closely with Jewish financiers while J.P. Morgan barely tolerated them.

    The Chicago Burlington and Quincy RR, originally a small branch line off the Chicago and Northwestern, and ultimately a major part of present day Burlington Northern Santa Fe, received significant financing from New York Jewish and Northeastern WASP financiers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago,_Burlington_and_Quincy_Railroad

    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    There are those who noted FDR’s advisors and claim that he was either a tool of the eeeevvviiil
    Jews or one himself.

    , @Nachum
    @Jack D

    I wouldn't exactly argue with that, although some of FDR's statements, for instance to Ibn Saud (or in reaction to Ibn Saud) could be really over the top. (I'm not sure that you can say that North Africa and Palestine- to which the most notorious remarks referred, were "the WASP's world".)

    But that's not the point: The point is that such remarks, if made by anyone even vaguely on the right, would merit immediate Cancellation. So hold 'em to their own standards, I say.

    , @peterike
    @Jack D


    Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP’s world and they were just living in it.
     
    FDR sure didn't mind a whole bunch of Communist Jews in his administration.
    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Jack D

    That's an unfair comparison: FDR had the good sense to hire Samuel Rosenman as a speechwriter.

    , @Thea
    @Jack D

    FDR was Dutch and he kowtowed to the interests Anti-American communist and Zionist Jews above his own people

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Shango
    @Jack D

    And now the wasps are gone. Who could have imagined that this would happen?

  113. @Buzz Mohawk
    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Only nowadays, a president doesn't really have as much power or influence. No. This is all part of something much bigger. Anybody could sit at that desk and have as much influence. It really doesn't matter who gets "elected."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @joe862, @Mr. Anon, @Richard B, @James O'Meara, @Dave from Oz

    This is all part of something much bigger

    You’re probably right. One thing’s for sure.

    The bigger it gets the harder it’ll be to manage. And, given that the members of the hostile elite are all products of The University of Dunning-Kruger Effect (everyone knows that even at Harvard an A stands for Average), the bigger whatever they’re planning gets the less they’ll be able to manage it, they easier it’ll be to see how power-hungry and incompetent they are.

    They’re living proof that Nietzsche was right when he said power makes people stupid.

    This would explain their need to turn a third of the country into its own private designated scapegoat to justify their insanely over the top display of power during yesterday’s insurrection, I mean, inauguration.

    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, because it’s worth repeating. What we’re witnessing is nothing less than The Pyrrhic Victory of The Hostile Elite.

  114. Anti fa rioted in both Portland and Seattle 1/20 starting about 7 PM. Seattle they trashed downtown Pike Place, the big tourist attraction that was developed decades ago to gentrify downtown and get rid of the homeless. In Portland they attacked the Democrat party headquarters. So it’s beginning.

    Plus, look at him. He’s a White man.

  115. @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    John D. Rockefeller worked closely with Jewish financiers while J.P. Morgan barely tolerated them.

    The Chicago Burlington and Quincy RR, originally a small branch line off the Chicago and Northwestern, and ultimately a major part of present day Burlington Northern Santa Fe, received significant financing from New York Jewish and Northeastern WASP financiers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago,_Burlington_and_Quincy_Railroad

  116. @Polistra
    @Anon

    Are you and Andy sure this even happened? Because I just searched and the so-called 'prestige media' have absolutely nothing about it. Only fringe, local, and white-supremacist sites make even oblique reference to it. By the way, do you like your job, or even your paycheck? Want to keep them?

    Replies: @Alden

    I saw it last night when I googled Seattle riot.

  117. @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    There are those who noted FDR’s advisors and claim that he was either a tool of the eeeevvviiil
    Jews or one himself.

  118. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    So does this mean that they think Joe Biden is an actual Fascist, or do they now freely admit that the people they attack don’t have to be Fascists, just anyone they happen not to like?

    Or am I just being really old fashioned for thinking that this is a distinction that should matter, or that this is the kind of question someone ought to be asking them?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @al gore rhythms


    So does this mean that they think Joe Biden is an actual Fascist
     
    Pretty much.

    I laughed when I saw people asking why antifa didn't turn out to fight the Capitol invasion. The idea that these people would rush to defend Pelosi and co. from attack is hilarious.
  119. @Achmed E. Newman
    The stupidity of thinking of FDR only as the Redliner-in-Chief notwithstanding, if the ctrl-left comes to throw that painting of that Socialist asshole in the trash, I won't be all broken up about it. To hell with that guy. Well, at least we got one good Constitutional Amendment out of that guy, so there's that ...

    Seeing a US President wearing a face-diaper tops my list of Peak Stupidity items for the day. Can't he keep a 6 ft. social distance? Between the Kung Flu hysteria and the Superspreader who will soon inhabit the place, we're gonna need a bigger boat Oval Office.

    From what Instapundit calls "America's newspaper of record"' now, we read "Biden Sees Own Shadow, Predicting Just Six Weeks Of Being President". Heh! (as Mr. Reynolds often says).

    Replies: @jimmyriddle, @International Jew, @Ganderson

    Slow Joe sitting alone in his office with a mask on is all one really needs to know about the Beidenreich.

  120. @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    I wouldn’t exactly argue with that, although some of FDR’s statements, for instance to Ibn Saud (or in reaction to Ibn Saud) could be really over the top. (I’m not sure that you can say that North Africa and Palestine- to which the most notorious remarks referred, were “the WASP’s world”.)

    But that’s not the point: The point is that such remarks, if made by anyone even vaguely on the right, would merit immediate Cancellation. So hold ’em to their own standards, I say.

  121. @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP’s world and they were just living in it.

    FDR sure didn’t mind a whole bunch of Communist Jews in his administration.

  122. @Buzz Mohawk
    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Only nowadays, a president doesn't really have as much power or influence. No. This is all part of something much bigger. Anybody could sit at that desk and have as much influence. It really doesn't matter who gets "elected."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @joe862, @Mr. Anon, @Richard B, @James O'Meara, @Dave from Oz

    I can hear it now: “Give ’em hell, Harris!”

    And remember that famous photo of Harris laughing as she holds up an early edition newspaper with “Trump Wins” headline?

  123. @Anon
    @vhrm

    AOC's and the squad's greatest sin, as far as Pelosi is concerned, is that they want to take power away from her and her loyalists and use it for their own purposes. AOC wants Pelosi's job as Speaker and Big Heap party leader, and Pelosi knows it. Pelosi would love to bitch-slap AOC. Pelosi won't retire because it annoys AOC.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    “AOC wants Pelosi’s job as Speaker and Big Heap party leader, and Pelosi knows it.”

    Serious question: do we know that? Speaker and “party leader?” Seems an odd ambition. This isn’t a parliamentary democracy (like every other democratic country). Sure, technically she’d be “third in line” but in practice no one cares. Why not VP then? Why not go all the way and run for President? (Who was the last Speaker to move up?). The Presidential candidate is the real “party leader” anyway.

    What fuels Pelosi’s anger is that she was born too soon to be a credible Presidential candidate (no women allowed back in the day). Being Speaker is like working like mad to master the violin and scoring an orchestra chair … in Des Moines.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @James O'Meara


    Being Speaker is like working like mad to master the violin and scoring an orchestra chair … in Des Moines.
     
    Anger over this is not too far from what causes the end of the world in Netflix's "Umbrella Academy".

    (staring Ellen Page who became Elliot Page about a year after the series launched but is now credited as Elliot even in the opening of the first season. And these are the kind of credits that are overlaid on the opening scenes of each episode, so it probably took some non-rivial effort to go back and remaster those files to virtue signal the wokeness. It's the closest I've seen yet (in the woke age) to 1984 style editing of past artifacts for the purpose of pretending the past was different. )

    Note: the show has it's moments, but overall it's pretty bad.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/02/15/umbrella-academy-review-netflix-superhero-tries-too-hard-cool-ellen-page-gerard-way/2851928002/

    The 1st half of the second season is particularly hard to grind through.

  124. @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    That’s an unfair comparison: FDR had the good sense to hire Samuel Rosenman as a speechwriter.

  125. @al gore rhythms
    @Anon

    So does this mean that they think Joe Biden is an actual Fascist, or do they now freely admit that the people they attack don't have to be Fascists, just anyone they happen not to like?

    Or am I just being really old fashioned for thinking that this is a distinction that should matter, or that this is the kind of question someone ought to be asking them?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    So does this mean that they think Joe Biden is an actual Fascist

    Pretty much.

    I laughed when I saw people asking why antifa didn’t turn out to fight the Capitol invasion. The idea that these people would rush to defend Pelosi and co. from attack is hilarious.

  126. @anon
    @Anon

    The FBI would track all of the Rose City Antifa down for arrest, but for now they are busy searching for guys wearing fake Viking hats and it takes all their agents time. The reserve agents cannot go to Oregon because they must be held back in case a Nascar driver sees a scary garage pull.

    Replies: @vhrm

    The reserve agents cannot go to Oregon because they must be held back in case a Nascar driver sees a scary garage pull.

    the agents can’t go to Oregon because they might have to shoot their way out…

    The ICE office siege where the Portland Police refused to respond for weeks was only a couple of years ago and things haven’t gotten better since:

    Along the trolley tracks behind the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, a biohazard cleanup crew works under police protection. It finds used needles and buckets of human waste simmering in nearly 100-degree heat. The smell of urine and feces fills the block. For more than five weeks, as many as 200 people had occupied the site to demand ICE’s immediate abolition. They’re gone now, but a community is left reeling. Thirty-eight days of government-sanctioned anarchy will do that.

    A mob surrounded ICE’s office in Southwest Portland June 19. They barricaded the exits and blocked the driveway. They sent “guards” to patrol the doors, trapping workers inside. At night they laid on the street, stopping traffic at a critical junction near a hospital. Police stayed away. “At this time I am denying your request for additional resources,” the Portland Police Bureau’s deputy chief, Robert Day, wrote to federal officers pleading for help. Hours later, the remaining ICE workers were finally evacuated by a small federal police team. The facility shut down for more than a week.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/anarchy-breaks-out-in-portland-with-the-mayors-blessing-1533331454

  127. @James O'Meara
    @Anon

    "AOC wants Pelosi’s job as Speaker and Big Heap party leader, and Pelosi knows it."

    Serious question: do we know that? Speaker and "party leader?" Seems an odd ambition. This isn't a parliamentary democracy (like every other democratic country). Sure, technically she'd be "third in line" but in practice no one cares. Why not VP then? Why not go all the way and run for President? (Who was the last Speaker to move up?). The Presidential candidate is the real "party leader" anyway.

    What fuels Pelosi's anger is that she was born too soon to be a credible Presidential candidate (no women allowed back in the day). Being Speaker is like working like mad to master the violin and scoring an orchestra chair ... in Des Moines.

    Replies: @vhrm

    Being Speaker is like working like mad to master the violin and scoring an orchestra chair … in Des Moines.

    Anger over this is not too far from what causes the end of the world in Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy”.

    (staring Ellen Page who became Elliot Page about a year after the series launched but is now credited as Elliot even in the opening of the first season. And these are the kind of credits that are overlaid on the opening scenes of each episode, so it probably took some non-rivial effort to go back and remaster those files to virtue signal the wokeness. It’s the closest I’ve seen yet (in the woke age) to 1984 style editing of past artifacts for the purpose of pretending the past was different. )

    Note: the show has it’s moments, but overall it’s pretty bad.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/02/15/umbrella-academy-review-netflix-superhero-tries-too-hard-cool-ellen-page-gerard-way/2851928002/

    The 1st half of the second season is particularly hard to grind through.

  128. @Nachum
    FDR didn't just "not stop the Holocaust." The man had serious, serious issues with Jews. It's pretty much always been out there, but people- especially Jews- chose to look the other way.

    Odd that the only real outright anti-Semites among presidents have been two Democrat icons, FDR and Carter. And yet Nixon gets grief.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Dissident

    the only real outright anti-Semites among presidents have been two Democrat icons, FDR and Carter.

    Jimmy Carter a “real outright anti-Semite”? On what basis do you characterize Carter even as a mere anti-Semite, let alone a “real [,] outright” one?

    • Replies: @Nachum
    @Dissident

    Israel aside? His Sunday school classes, where he talks about Jews and Jesus like he was something out of the Middle Ages.

    Replies: @anon

  129. Carter established strong relationships with Atlanta Jewish leaders such as Stuart Eizenstat (who worked on his gubernatorial campaign staff), Robert Lipschutz, and Marvin Goldstein.

    He appointed four Jewish Americans to his cabinet – Harold Brown at Defense, Michael Blumenthal at Treasury, Neil Goldschmidt at Transportation, and Phillip Klutznick at Commerce. Moreover, Eizenstat, Lipschutz, and Al Moses served in senior roles in the administration.

    Carter was instrumental in helping Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin hammer out the Camp David Accords. This historic first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state was signed on the White House lawn in the spring of 1979.

    In the spring of 1978, Eizenstat, Carter’s domestic policy advisor, took to the president a Siegel-Ellen Goldstein proposal to establish a Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, Carter established a President’s Commission on the Holocaust, chaired by Elie Wiesel , which eventually led to the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993. Carter also supported and signed legislation to ban U.S. corporate compliance with the Arab boycott of Israel. Moreover, in the wake of the Iranian revolution, the administration arranged for easier immigration for Iranian Jewish and Baha’i refugees. Carter’s focus on human rights was extended to Soviet Jewry and in the Carter years Jewish immigration from the Soviet Union dramatically expanded.

    In the fall of 1979, the administration reached out to the Jewish community by appointing Klutznik as secretary of commerce. Klutznik was a fixture in American Jewish communal life who was probably the most prominent Jewish communal leader to be appointed to the U.S. cabinet since Oscar Strauss in 1906.

  130. @Anon
    Biden is already getting attacked by the left. Antifa smashed up Democratic Party Headquarters in Portland today.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352041966670929920

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1352043124512747523

    I hope the cops take their time responding and clearing away protestors.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Alfa158, @Polistra, @Daniel H, @Tulip, @anon, @Jon, @Achmed E. Newman, @al gore rhythms, @Thea

    Well some of the things Antigua advocate decent people support as well like no foreign wars and working class issues. Why the hell do they need this to be a hate whitey movement that pushes sexual deviancy at every turn?

  131. @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    FDR was Dutch and he kowtowed to the interests Anti-American communist and Zionist Jews above his own people

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Thea

    Some people here seem to think that he was an anti-Semite and others say the he was a Jew lover so it strikes me that he walked a fine line between the two. Personally I wish he had done more to, for example, bomb the rail line leading to Auschwitz, but I understand that he had his reasons and that the most important thing was that we win the war as soon as possible. My father was really running on fumes by the end so that if there was anything that delayed the end of the war by a week or even a few more days I might not exist.

  132. @Jack D
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Someone sent me a link to a (technically) very well done musical number of late night star James Corden (BTW, is late night host another job that Americans won't do?) and a host of Broadway stars singing about how there was only "One Day More" of Trump to the tune of the same name from Les Miserables. Somewhere in the lyrics it explicitly alluded to Biden being "our guy". Regardless of whether the election was stolen, almost half of American voters voted for Trump. Was it really wise as a business proposition for the American media establishment to put itself in the tank for one side while alienating the other half of the population? It makes sense for a publication like the Washington Post (DC voted 93% Biden) and even for cable networks like CNN because the market is segmented but the TV networks are supposed to be national, so how does this make business sense? And what is Colbert going to talk about now that he can't kick Trump around every night?

    Replies: @danand

    “Was it really wise as a business proposition for the American media establishment to put itself in the tank for one side while alienating the other half of the population?”

    When Trump Derangement really got thumping, I wondered the same; was it really wise, OK, and if nothing else, good business practice to alienate what to many was their incarnation of MLK? The answer surprised me, but was unambiguous.

    Jimmy Kimmel’s & Stephen Colbert’s Late Shows were/are venom spitting in their pure hatred of all things Trump, including any who would not resoundingly denounce him. These two hosts would, almost without question, at times, pulled the trigger if the cost was anything less than severe.

    James Corden & Seth Meyers, may or may not have pulled the trigger; a remote Island would probable suffice for them.

    Jimmy Fallon, the most sanguine, publicly goes along with the program; but it was more pilot light than the ragging inferno burning within Kimmel and Colbert.

    As much as I found the occasional Corden Carpool Karaoke to be brilliant, I also found it best to just quit viewing his program cold turkey.

    Affliction with TDS did/does not seem to have had a, at least net, negative effect on the popularity of any of those that are….popular. If anything it has just made them more so, showering them with ever higher ratings and accolade’s.

  133. “Chavez’s extensive anti-immigrant actions (Mexicans were imported as scabs to break his United Farm Workers strikes, so he put his brother in charge of the UFW goon squad that beat up immigrants) have been memoryholed…”

    Memoryhold? LOL, no.

    https://thehill.com/latino/379533-hispanic-caucus-lashes-out-at-gohmert-over-cesar-chavez-comments

    And, as I suspected, Mr. Sailer isn’t offering the entire story.

    https://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/cesar-chavezs-complex-history-immigration/story?id=19083496

    From when he co-founded United Farm Workers in 1962 with Dolores Huerta, Chavez took a hard line on illegal immigration. He thought employers would use undocumented workers as strike breakers, and that temporary workers would undermine the wages of Mexican American residents and citizens. He even reported some undocumented workers to immigration authorities, Gutiérrez writes.

    But through the early 1970s, it became clear that Chavez’s position was out-of-step with other Mexican American rights groups.

    In 1974, the government announced a plan to deport a million undocumented immigrants, and the Attorney General said the plan had the support of United Farm Workers. Chicano activists erupted, and Chavez denied supporting the proposal.

    He explained his shifting position later that year in a November 22 letter to the editor, published in the San Francisco Examiner.

    “[T]he illegal aliens are doubly exploited, first because they are farm workers, and second because they are powerless to defend their own interests,” he wrote. “But if there were no illegals being used to break our strikes, we could win those strikes overnight and then be in a position to improve the living and working conditions of all farm workers.”

    He promised that United Farm Workers would support legalization for the undocumented, “our brothers and sisters.”

    Chavez wasn’t alone in changing his ideology, Gutiérrez writes. In fact, his shift from an immigration restrictionist to an “amnesty” supporter reflected the greater movement in Mexican American rights.

  134. @Jack D
    @Nachum

    FDR (born 1882) was a man of his time and class and therefore had roughly the same attitude toward the Jews that reactionary Another Dad has today. This is not exactly anti-Semitism in the Hitlerian sense but a feeling that there was no need to go out of your way for Jews - Jews could be tolerated so long as they knew their place and understood that this was the WASP's world and they were just living in it.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Alden, @Nachum, @peterike, @Gary in Gramercy, @Thea, @Shango

    And now the wasps are gone. Who could have imagined that this would happen?

  135. @Steve Sailer
    @G. Poulin

    The man was just your standard-issue union thug, nothing more.

    And then Cesar Chavez went really bad went he got into the Narc-Anon cult.

    But in his union thug hey-day, he was effective at raising his rank and file's wages.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @G. Poulin

    Again, more nuance here than you care to NOTICE. Men are complicated, right, iSteve?

    https://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-miriam-pawel-20140323-story.html

    As the farmworker movement grew, it became a serious political force, feared by growers and cultivated by politicians. Chavez showed thousands, perhaps millions, that they could stand up to injustice. Pawel interviews Consuelo Nuno, who went on strike from a Delano vineyard in 1965. Forty years later, she recalls of Chavez and his organization, “They taught us how to defend ourselves.”

    I imagine that was the battle cry of Trump supporters at the Capitol breach, but I digress.

  136. @NJ Transit Commuter
    Steve, you seriously underestimate how much the media and Establishment are in the tank for the Democrats if you think even a single critical word will be written about Sleepy Joe.

    Please recall: during the peak of workplace sexual harassment hysteria, it was learned that a Democratic President was being sexually serviced by an intern young enough to be his daughter, in the Oval Office. And there wasn’t a word of criticism from the media, feminists or any other Establishment group. Media bias is far worse now.

    Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Altai, @Desiderius, @Bubba, @Jack D, @Jack D, @Corvinus

    “Joe Biden could deliver the State of the Union in a KKK hood and then lead a cross burning on the White House lawn and the media wouldn’t raise a peep.”

    I’ll raise you a “Former President Trump could walk down a street, gun down a citizen in broad daylight, say it was Fake News, and his supporters would believe him.”

  137. @Thea
    @Jack D

    FDR was Dutch and he kowtowed to the interests Anti-American communist and Zionist Jews above his own people

    Replies: @Jack D

    Some people here seem to think that he was an anti-Semite and others say the he was a Jew lover so it strikes me that he walked a fine line between the two. Personally I wish he had done more to, for example, bomb the rail line leading to Auschwitz, but I understand that he had his reasons and that the most important thing was that we win the war as soon as possible. My father was really running on fumes by the end so that if there was anything that delayed the end of the war by a week or even a few more days I might not exist.

  138. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Reg Cæsar


    PR could be a “historic nationality” and an “autonomous community” after return to the Spanish Crown.
     
    How much would this cost us, Reg? I'm at least willing to pay the price of Alaska to get rid of Puerto Rico.

    Perhaps someone should find out from the House Speaker. Next time we break in, Alaska.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar

    This is the second time this week I’ve been labeled a “Troll” for opposing Puerto Rico statehood. Some people seem to think there’s a shortage of African blood in this country.

    Really, I’m not that handsome.

  139. @Richard of Melbourne
    OT (sort of): Can anyone explain why Biden took the oath at 11.48 am instead of waiting until noon like every other president in (at least) the last few decades?

    AT 11.51 am, Senator Klobuchar introduced the President-elect as the nation's 46th President and invited him to make his speech. Biden was half-way through his speech at the moment he became President - a moment that was marked by nothing in all the inauguration activities.

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @Known Fact, @Dissident, @Ancient Briton

    John Wilkes Boothe timed his shot to coincde with a well known laugh line in the play to cover his escape.

  140. @Dissident
    @Nachum


    the only real outright anti-Semites among presidents have been two Democrat icons, FDR and Carter.
     
    Jimmy Carter a "real outright anti-Semite"? On what basis do you characterize Carter even as a mere anti-Semite, let alone a "real [,] outright" one?

    Replies: @Nachum

    Israel aside? His Sunday school classes, where he talks about Jews and Jesus like he was something out of the Middle Ages.

    • Disagree: Dissident
    • Replies: @anon
    @Nachum

    His Sunday school classes, where he talks about Jews and Jesus like he was something out of the Middle Ages.

    What's it like to attend a Sunday school class taught by Jimmy Carter? How often have you attended? What Bible references does he use?

    Replies: @Nachum

  141. @Nachum
    @Dissident

    Israel aside? His Sunday school classes, where he talks about Jews and Jesus like he was something out of the Middle Ages.

    Replies: @anon

    His Sunday school classes, where he talks about Jews and Jesus like he was something out of the Middle Ages.

    What’s it like to attend a Sunday school class taught by Jimmy Carter? How often have you attended? What Bible references does he use?

    • Replies: @Nachum
    @anon

    I've obviously never been there. But they've been reported on extensively:

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/meir-soloveichik/jimmy-carter-sunday-school-years/

    Replies: @anon

  142. @Steve Sailer
    @G. Poulin

    The man was just your standard-issue union thug, nothing more.

    And then Cesar Chavez went really bad went he got into the Narc-Anon cult.

    But in his union thug hey-day, he was effective at raising his rank and file's wages.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @G. Poulin

    It’s a good thing that Chavez croaked early, as he was well on his way to becoming another Jim Jones. As it turned out, the union was a failure and its leadership morphed into your average lefty grifters, but at least they didn’t end up drinking Kool-aid cocktails.

  143. @Buzz Mohawk
    No matter. Soon enough (just like FDR!) Biden will not be able to do his job, for whatever reason, be it death, illness or senility. Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Only nowadays, a president doesn't really have as much power or influence. No. This is all part of something much bigger. Anybody could sit at that desk and have as much influence. It really doesn't matter who gets "elected."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @joe862, @Mr. Anon, @Richard B, @James O'Meara, @Dave from Oz

    Then, President HARRIS will take over, as Harry Truman did.

    Harris will be far too busy wrangling the senate. Your new president is Susan Rice.

  144. @anon
    @Nachum

    His Sunday school classes, where he talks about Jews and Jesus like he was something out of the Middle Ages.

    What's it like to attend a Sunday school class taught by Jimmy Carter? How often have you attended? What Bible references does he use?

    Replies: @Nachum

    I’ve obviously never been there. But they’ve been reported on extensively:

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/meir-soloveichik/jimmy-carter-sunday-school-years/

    • Replies: @anon
    @Nachum

    lol. Well, if people can't trust a totally unbiased publication such as Commentary and a deep thinking, well read scholar like John Podhoretz[1] to report honestly on events that happened over 40 years ago, who can be trusted?

    Carter brokered the Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel, an agreement that stands to this very day - with Americans paying an ongoing yearly bribe to Egypt while also guarding part of Israel's border, by the way. But at some unspecified time Carter didn't teach Christianity in a sufficiently Kosher way, according to a ultra-reliable second hand and third hand report, so to you he's an anti-Semite. His actions weren't enough, not for you.

    Failed to be properly religious! Didn't worship Jews! Case closed! Conviction affirmed!

    Well, that's clear enough. No matter what a goy or group of goyish animals - as some of your rabbis call us - no matter what any of us may ever do for individual Jewish people or the entire Jewish nation as a group, there's always gonna be some ingratitude. Some individual Jewish people or subgroup who will swear that it wasn't enough, and therefore anti Semitism! has been detected!

    Thanks for clearing that up for all of us.

    [1] If I ever want to know some obscure detail about the "Mary Tyler Moore" show, JPod is the go-to man. For anything other than 1970's TV trivia....nah.

    Replies: @Nachum

  145. anon[553] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nachum
    @anon

    I've obviously never been there. But they've been reported on extensively:

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/meir-soloveichik/jimmy-carter-sunday-school-years/

    Replies: @anon

    lol. Well, if people can’t trust a totally unbiased publication such as Commentary and a deep thinking, well read scholar like John Podhoretz[1] to report honestly on events that happened over 40 years ago, who can be trusted?

    Carter brokered the Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel, an agreement that stands to this very day – with Americans paying an ongoing yearly bribe to Egypt while also guarding part of Israel’s border, by the way. But at some unspecified time Carter didn’t teach Christianity in a sufficiently Kosher way, according to a ultra-reliable second hand and third hand report, so to you he’s an anti-Semite. His actions weren’t enough, not for you.

    Failed to be properly religious! Didn’t worship Jews! Case closed! Conviction affirmed!

    Well, that’s clear enough. No matter what a goy or group of goyish animals – as some of your rabbis call us – no matter what any of us may ever do for individual Jewish people or the entire Jewish nation as a group, there’s always gonna be some ingratitude. Some individual Jewish people or subgroup who will swear that it wasn’t enough, and therefore anti Semitism! has been detected!

    Thanks for clearing that up for all of us.

    [1] If I ever want to know some obscure detail about the “Mary Tyler Moore” show, JPod is the go-to man. For anything other than 1970’s TV trivia….nah.

    • Replies: @Nachum
    @anon

    You don't have to tell me about JPod. Have you ever had the pleasure of being the target of one of his hissy fits? I have.

    The article, though, was by Meir Soloveichik. Happens to have been a classmate of mine, but besides that.

  146. @anon
    @Nachum

    lol. Well, if people can't trust a totally unbiased publication such as Commentary and a deep thinking, well read scholar like John Podhoretz[1] to report honestly on events that happened over 40 years ago, who can be trusted?

    Carter brokered the Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel, an agreement that stands to this very day - with Americans paying an ongoing yearly bribe to Egypt while also guarding part of Israel's border, by the way. But at some unspecified time Carter didn't teach Christianity in a sufficiently Kosher way, according to a ultra-reliable second hand and third hand report, so to you he's an anti-Semite. His actions weren't enough, not for you.

    Failed to be properly religious! Didn't worship Jews! Case closed! Conviction affirmed!

    Well, that's clear enough. No matter what a goy or group of goyish animals - as some of your rabbis call us - no matter what any of us may ever do for individual Jewish people or the entire Jewish nation as a group, there's always gonna be some ingratitude. Some individual Jewish people or subgroup who will swear that it wasn't enough, and therefore anti Semitism! has been detected!

    Thanks for clearing that up for all of us.

    [1] If I ever want to know some obscure detail about the "Mary Tyler Moore" show, JPod is the go-to man. For anything other than 1970's TV trivia....nah.

    Replies: @Nachum

    You don’t have to tell me about JPod. Have you ever had the pleasure of being the target of one of his hissy fits? I have.

    The article, though, was by Meir Soloveichik. Happens to have been a classmate of mine, but besides that.

  147. Is putting up a portrait of someone as infamous for his womanizing as Ben Franklin really “woke” in the age of MeToo? And what about Ol’ Ben’s celebration of hard work and self-improvement? Doesn’t that go against the Affirmative Action ethos that the supposedly disadvantaged should be given everything they want instead of having to work for it?

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