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Friday, December 02, 2022

Clearing the field for Joe Biden's re-election bid


[VIDEO] I hope everyone has had a very joyous holiday - a week ago. Been just about a week since I last posted on this blog.

Anyway from this YouTube channel Let's Talk Elections we hear about the possibility that President Biden will run for re-election in 2024. Bear in mind that former President Trump has announced his bid for 2024. Now I don't take seriously the possibility that the 80-year-old Joe Biden running again or even being successful in his bid.

Of course, consider that in recent decades it's rare that a President stands down after only one term. President Lyndon Johnson got one term in his own right and decided to stand down, and remember Johnson became POTUS after the death of President John F. Kennedy. Beyond that incumbent presidents generally run for a second term.

With that said, Gavin Newsom according to this video who's doing such a bang up job as Governor of California had opted out of running for POTUS in 2024 standing behind Joe Biden. 

In presidential politics, President Jimmy Carter was said to have been significantly weakened in his re-election bid after Sen. Ted Kennedy - younger brother President JFK - ran against him in the primaries of 1980s. Of course Carter owing to economic and the issue of the hostages in Iran lost his re-election bid to the Republican Ronald Reagan.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Mark Dice: A woke thanksgiving


[VIDEO] On the same vein from last nite's post Mark Dice this time takes on the subject of "woke" Thanksgiving. The references to the colonizer and racist origins of this most wonderful and festive holiday. Deconstructing the historic notions of Thanksgiving that most of us at a certain age had been taught as early as grammar errr....grade school.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Ben Shapiro watches woke Thanksgiving TikToks


[VIDEO] Thanksgiving is one of those American traditions or holidays that are under attack by the American left. Basically the narrative of the American Indi.....Indigenous American (honestly I like that better) feast with the English Pilgrams have often been deconstructed. It becomes a story not of Thanksgiving but of Thankstaking and how the Europeans came to take over the land that was basically held by the Indigenous peoples of the New World.

Well there are TikToks about European colonization of the Americas. One TikTok illustrates how the Aztecs thought the Spanish smelled back which quickly becomes Europeans didn't bathe at all. And Ben Shapiro discusses the concepts of public baths in ancient Rome and of course the ancient Aztecs engaging in human sacrifice.

How did TikTok become such a cesspool of thought that inspired a twitter account noting the leftist insanity that are being posted on that social media site.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Nancy Pelosi steps down

 While she will remain in the US House of Representatives she will stand down as leader of the House Democrat caucus. That means the Democrats will have a new minority leader. After 2010 when Democrats lost control of the House she stood down as Speaker and was minority although she did regain the speakership after 2018.

Probably a good thing for Democrats that means they will need new leadership, however, I'd be worried about the caucus going into a further leftward direction.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

GOP win slim US House majority


[VIDEO] Former Pres. Trump noted this yesterday in his candidacy announcement, however, it wasn't official. One thing that was easy to predict even if there wasn't this red wave that didn't happen last week was that the Republicans would take the house. Democrats won the US Senate with the call of Adam Laxalt losing to Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

Either way the Republicans got 218 seats to say they have control over that chamber and this means a check to President Joe Biden's spending spree. May even mean no more student loan forgiveness....

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

In 2024, Donald Trump is in!


[VIDEO] In 2015, citizen Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Presidency from Trump Tower in New York City. In 2022, former President Trump announced his candidacy for the Presidency from the Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida. When running for re-election in 2020, President Trump moved his residency from New York City - from which he was long associated and made his real estate career and fortune - to Mar-A- Lago in Florida.

That little fact could be a problem if he wanted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as his 2024 running mate. In the US Constitution candidates for President & Vice President can't be from the same state. For example Dick Cheney before being tapped by George W. Bush as his running mate in 2000 Cheney had to move from his home in Texas to his former home in Wyoming.

News was already coming out in the evening that Trump had filed his candidacy papers ahead of his announcement.

Tim Pool: Katie Hobbs wins governorship in Arizona


[VIDEO] While I haven't kept up with this particular race, I know that Hobbs' Republican opponent former news anchor Kari Lake is a bit of a firebrand. She was sure she'd win this race and it's out there that Hobbs - who also doubles as AZ Secretary of State and oversees elections there - wouldn't debate Lake. Seeing Lake in action with TV interviews it's entirely possible she'd wipe the floor with Hobbs and perhaps Hobbs knew it with her excuses to not debate.

I hope Lake won't take this sitting down and will file lawsuits and I understand that in a very close election in Arizona a recount is automatic. Here's how automatic a recount occurs

Automatic recounts are required if a candidate or measure is defeated by less than or equal to 0.5% of the total votes cast.

As far as the tally that allegedly put Hobbs over the edge as of last nite


 Of course we could ask the question why did it take over a year to count the votes. Hobbs as the overseer of elections in Arizona may have done such a bangup job not only this year but in 2020 also as this was one of the disputed states in that wild Presidential race. Owing to the coronavirus emergency we get the idea of mail-in voting, and perhaps we get these voting supersites that might contribute to why it's difficult to count votes in places like Arizona.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the ongoing trend if American voters start to think that there votes no longer matter if the means is there for one party or the other to cheat.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Ben Shapiro: This is what Republicans can learn from Ron DeSantis


[VIDEO] As we should've learned from this election around the nation, anyone can be better than this joker is not a winning strategy. The populace may not be happy with say President Biden, however, that doesn't motive them to vote for anybody against Biden aka Let's go Brandon.

DeSantis as Governor of the free state of Florida is a strong leader and the red wave his Florida this past Tuesday. Oh another quick note they didn't have issues counting votes as was the case in other states such as Nevada - who's Governors and US Senate races were called days after election day - and Arizona where votes are still being counted for Governor.

Still there is only one Ron DeSantis, however, perhaps even if blue states had their own version of DeSantis. At least one who is very principled and can govern where would many of these states be. Who could be Illinois' DeSantis for example? And what about states like California or New York?

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Twitter blue subscriptions suspended

 This was one hiccup of the Elon Musk era of Twitter, $8/mo for Twitter Blue to be verified. It wasn't a bad idea, you want to be verified you had to pay some money. Some took it for granted including the so-called progressives of Twitter, indeed Musk trolled the hell out of Congresswoman AOC for her complaints about having to pay to be verified.

Of course, the basic $8 to be verified whether or not you are a public official or even a public figure or even a well known entity such as a foundation or a company caused some hiccups. Via Crain's:

Twitter is struggling with impostor accounts since the company allowed paying subscribers to get verified blue check marks. One account posing as Indianapolis-based pharma giant Eli Lilly & Co. tweeted that insulin was now free — forcing the company to issue an apology. “We apologize to those who have been served a misleading message from a fake Lilly account,” the official account tweeted. Eli Lilly's stock then fell 4.9% on Friday.

The company has also reinstated “official” badges for high-profile accounts, with the gray badge reappearing below the profiles of businesses and major media outlets Friday based on an internal approved list, according to the person. The identification marker was rolled out earlier this week before being scrapped.

 Well before it was temporarily scrapped I was thinking about being part of the verified crowd and becoming one of the "cool kids". Which well I'm not a public figure of any kind so there's really no great need just a boost for the ole ego.

Either way, insure organizations and public figures get verified have them go through the process - which is probably used to be done in the beginning anyway before it being connected with Twitter Blue. I don't think it's unreasonable to have verified people pay a subscription to the blue checkmark.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Ben Shapiro: Why we lost. How we win?


[VIDEO] He explains why the red wave became a red trickle. Did Donald Trump's continued insistence that the 2020 election was stolen from him cause voters to pull back from a red wave? They didn't want to elect Republican candidates who believed that there was widespread voter fraud in 2020.

On the other hand Republican voters wanted to elect someone who can govern. Yeah you might want someone who can fight cultural war issues and of course fight the media, however, the main thing is that you want someone who can govern. A good candidate even if they don't win at the top of a ticket can go down ballot and elect Republicans down the ballot.

So the questions stands. Does this bode well for Trump running for President in 2024? Perhaps Ron DeSanctimonius will show himself as the future of the GOP in 2024? Time will tell just two more years to go! 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

O'Reilly: Speaker Pelosi is finished


[VIDEO] It appears that the GOP will be on their way to gaining control of the US House of Representatives. According the ABC News outfit Five Thirty Eight so far the GOP has 211 seats to 201 for the Democrats. That means voters in many congressional districts will have effectively fired Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

As for Bill O'Reilly here he says that Speaker Pelosi is finished. Her caucus isn't likely to hold their majority as she predicted. He also claimed she's severely damaged the nation. It would be amazing if she held onto even being minority leader in the House. And she's almost 80 if she isn't already, time for some new blood. However, new blood means a more left-leaning progressive caucus and that might not be good for the Democrat Party.

Once the GOP secures those seats to give them a solid majority