11/30/2021

Most Americans oppose Biden's Build Back Better


A new Rasmussen Report throws some cold water on Biden's Build Back Better. By a 51% to 43% margin, likely American voters oppose it. By 48% to 35% they also believe that the bill will hurt the economy.

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11/11/2021

Who voted for Glenn Youngkin: Hispanics went strongly for Youngkin

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting breakdown of who voted for Youngkin over McAuliffe. The breakdown raises questions about how the media is describing the win. Given the higher percentage of the vote that Youngkin received among Hispanics.

Progressive cable TV voices blamed defeat on citizens’ bigotry, saying the GOP won because of appeals to “white nationalism” and “dog-whistle racism.” Some strategists now advise Democrats to base their 2022 campaigns on this assumption by telling voters that “powerful elites and special interests use race as a tool of division to distract hard-working people of all races while they get robbed blind.”
Compare the breakdown in 2021 with 2017. In 2021, Youngkin won the Hispanic vote by 55% to 43%. In 2017, the Democrat candidate, Ralph Northam, won it by 67% to 32%. Who won different age or gender groups was the same in both races, though with the groups going Republican did so by smaller margins for Gillespie.


 

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10/04/2021

Biden announces feds will go after parents who are "intimidating" public school boards

 "Specialized training will also be made available for local school boards and administrators to assist them in recognizing behaviors that constitute a threat, as well as helping them report the incidents to appropriate law enforcement agencies"

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-launching-effort-to-combat-threats-of-violence-against-school-officials

Q: how bad can "harassment" be if I have to teach u how to recognize it?
This sensitivity training seems at making people toverly sensitive to perceived threats.
Isn't Biden the same guy who when asked about the harassment of Sinema & Manchin said "but it happens to everybody"?




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9/27/2021

This explains a lot about the Republican Party

From The Hill:

"The Wyoming Republican [Cheney] has also gotten money and support from former Speakers Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and John Boehner (R-Ohio)"

George W. Bush & Karl Rove are also doing a big Dallas fundraiser for Cheney.

I looked up Cheney’s voting record and she is rated below the average Republican by the ACU and NTU. She is rate as more liberal than the average Republican by the ADA and the AFL-CIO’s COPE.

5/09/2021

The Washington Post is not a "news" outlet, they are purely an opinion sheet

Why is the Washington Post considered a "news" outlet?  From today's fawning piece on Rep Liz Cheney. It is filled with comments like this: "Should the Republican Party continue to defend Trump's actions and parrot his falsehoods?" "[Trump] lied about the 2020 election" 

My point is simple: how can you say you are a "news" outlet when your news stories are filled with opinion & editorializing? There is no attempt at any balance. The news stories are just editorials for the Democrat party.  Why not just label the Washington Post  as an opinion sheet? 

The problem that all this editorializing creates for me is that I don't put much weight on any of their pieces because I know how biased they are on issues that I can evaluate.



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4/25/2021

Cancel culture run amok. If you disagree, destroy their career. "Maryland to investigate Derek Chauvin defense witness' time as state's chief medical examiner"

Dr. David Fowler testified Floyd's main cause of death was due to blockage of arteries, enlarged heart, drugs. As someone who watched the trial, I thought that Fowler was the most honest and accurate medical witness. The prosecution witnesses were amazingly dishonest, but no one is going after them. Take the expert who testified that in the thousands of cases of fentanyl overdose death data that he had examined the average was above the level found in Floyd (the median was below it). He claimed that proved Floyd didn't die from a drug overdose. It was idiotic. If I died with a level 12 in my body, that doesn't mean that I still wouldn't have died at a level 4, right? But no one is going after the "experts" on the other side. Fox News has this info:

Maryland officials will conduct an investigation into all deaths that happened in police custody that were overseen by the state's former chief medical examiner, who testified as a defense witness in the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Maryland attorney general and governor's offices announced Friday. Chauvin was convicted last week of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd,

Dr. David Fowler, who was Maryland's chief medical examiner from 2002 to 2019 and is now a member of a consulting firm, testified that the primary cause of Floyd's death was a sudden heart rhythm disturbance during police restraint due to underlying heart disease. . . .

4/24/2021

Biden wants a 43.4% Capital Gains Tax

It will be over 55% if you live in NY, Calif. Inflation makes it worse, and can easily result in negative investment returns. Say inflation is 100% over 20 yrs & your house increases in price from $200K to $500K. At 55%, the capital gains tax is $165K. After tax return $135K, but you need at least a $200K return to cover inflation. So you are actually going to lose money on this investment. Even a 33% capital gains tax will mean that you make no return on your investment. From the WSJ:

The midday leak to the Biden-sympathetic Bloomberg News managed to tank stocks, with the S&P 500 falling the most in more than a month. Treasury yields also fell on the news, as investors discounted the prospects for growth. Nothing like higher taxes to take some of the bloom off the “Biden boom,” as Democrats are now calling the post-Covid economic recovery.

The leakers told Bloomberg that Mr. Biden will tax capital gains for taxpayers who earn more than $1 million at the personal income tax rate, which he also wants to raise to 39.6% from 37%. Add the 3.8% ObamaCare tax on investment, and you get to 43.4%. And that’s merely the federal rate. Add 13.3% in California and 11.85% in New York (plus 3.88% in New York City), which also tax capital gains as regular income, and you are heading toward the 60% rate range.


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4/20/2021

Fox News: Biden 'praying' Chauvin jury reaches 'right verdict,' calling case 'overwhelming' President offered support in Monday call with George Floyd family

 Look at how the main stream media reacts differently to Trump making comments on the legal process versus Biden. From Fox News:

As the nation awaits a verdict by the jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, President Biden said on Tuesday he is "praying the verdict is the right verdict."

Briefly speaking with reporters at the White House, the president discussed his call on Monday with the family of George Floyd, the Black man in Minnesota who died after he was seen on video – handcuffed – saying "I can't breathe" as Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck. His death sparked nationwide protests last spring and summer over police brutality against minorities and systemic racism.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death. He has pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

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3/21/2021

Politico: "In 2018, Diplomats Warned of Risky Coronavirus Experiments in a Wuhan Lab. No One Listened"

More evidence that the Coronavirus came from a Wuhan lab. From Politico:

 On January 15, in its last days, President Donald Trump’s State Department put out a statement with serious claims about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. The statement said the U.S. intelligence community had evidence that several researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory were sick with Covid-like symptoms in autumn 2019—implying the Chinese government had hidden crucial information about the outbreak for months—and that the WIV lab, despite “presenting itself as a civilian institution,” was conducting secret research projects with the Chinese military. The State Department alleged a Chinese government cover-up and asserted that “Beijing continues today to withhold vital information that scientists need to protect the world from this deadly virus, and the next one.”

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3/16/2021

The Washington Post grossly misquotes Trump's conversation with the Georgia Secretary of State


Washington Post admits it misquoted Trump's call to Georgia elections investigator when newly released recording revealed he DIDN'T urge her to 'find the fraud.' Trump DIDN'T say she'd be 'a national hero.'  

The Post story is gutted. But will most people ever know they published made-up quotes? Why isn't this correction front-page news? Will the rest of the media give this the same coverage that they gave the original fake quotes?  

These false quotes are just like the misrepresentation of Trump's telephone call with the Ukrainian president. Major news stories are now written based on one anonymous source that again turns out to be a lie. Did the Post's one anonymous source lie to them, or did they lie and make things up?  

Because the Post will never reveal this anonymous source, even though the best of them is that this single source lied to them, we will never know whether the source lied to them or the Washington Post simply made up the false quotes.

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3/15/2021

Democrats refuse to work with Republican members of Congress who questioned election, but did Republicans do that in 2017 and 2018?

 NBC News headline:  "House Democrats draw the line: No bipartisan cooperation with Republicans who questioned the election"

Freshman Rep. Jake Auchincloss, a Democrat, has begun turning to an unusual source when trying to decide whether he wants to work with a Republican he thinks makes a good point during committee hearings: Google.

The Massachusetts lawmaker says he knows his constituents want him to work across the aisle, but he's drawing “a sharp red line” at working with Republicans who voted not to certify the Electoral College results as part of then-President Donald Trump's failed bid to overturn his election defeat.

If a quick search produces evidence that one of his Republican colleagues refused to acknowledge President Joe Biden's win, he said, “I kind of throw cold water on the whole thing,” adding that while he doesn't like political litmus tests, "insurrection against the United States government qualifies.

But here is a question, in 2017, all the Democrats in the Senate claimed that Trump was illegitimate and none of them condemned the riots that occurred at Trump inauguration.

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2/18/2021

Senator Joe Manchin is largely into symbolism about being a moderate

The 50-50 split in the Senate all depends on Manchin, but he is largely into symbolism about being a moderate. When his vote makes a difference he always votes with his party. Manchin makes all sorts of noises about wanting the Keystone XL pipeline built, but when he actually can force it to be done, he backs down.

"Manchin, alongside fellow Dem Sen. Jon Tester, MT, joined Republicans in a budget resolution supporting the pipeline. But they later voted for an amendment from Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to kill that resolution"

Senate Dems approved a budget resolution that will allow them to pass coronavirus relief without GOP support.. Despite  Sen. Joe Manchin  making noises about demanding a bipartisan bill ("Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he wants Biden's agenda to pass with Republican support"), he NEVER goes against his party when he would be the decisive vote.

When the vote came up for Kavanaugh, Manchin waited until Collins had already come out for Kavanaugh and his confirmation would already go through. Manchin would never be the decisive vote against what his party wants.

"It now appears that there will be 51 votes in favor of Kavanaugh, because Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia came out minutes after her [Collins'] speech in favor of the nominee, the only Senate Democrat to back Trump's pick."