Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Morning Briefing: Biden's Cardboard Cutout Stand-In Makes First Public Appearance

BY STEPHEN KRUISER | PJ MEDIA

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Bear in mind as we go through this latest episode of "Wow, He's Gotten Even Worse," that we are barely a week removed from the lackey Biden apologists in the mainstream media rending their garments because the Wall Street Journal dared publish a story about the fact that Old Joe is losing it a bit. The Journal article was rather generous, saying that Biden is "slipping" "behind closed doors."

Maybe no one at the Journal has internet. 

Yesterday, I wrote a column in which I referred to First Lady Jill Biden's "Weekend at Bernie's" plan should her husband become unfit for public appearances between now and the election. I was being my usual flippant self, of course — I can be a jerk, but I don't wish harm on anyone. 

The lapdog media's overwhelming attempts to keep the myth of a mentally functional Biden are failing, largely because it's difficult to sugarcoat the video evidence relating to the man who has the most visible job in the world. This is from something that Robert wrote yesterday:

And now, finally, even low-information voters are waking up to what is going on: a new poll shows that even as the leftist political and media elites continue to prattle about his “stutter,” the American people aren’t buying it. Increasing numbers know that Old Joe ain’t home.

The pollsters at Rasmussen Reports noted on Monday that “a majority of voters perceive him as losing his mental sharpness.” The latest Rasmussen survey shows that “57% of Likely U.S. voters think that, over time, Biden is getting less and less mentally sharp. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree.”

Robert goes on to speak for all sane Americans when he marvels that 33% of those polled still think that Biden has something going on upstairs. It's important to remember that he was never really firing on all cylinders even before the years began to take their toll. 

As we have discussed many times before, Biden seems much worse with each new public appearance. He keeps going viral for all the wrong reasons. The latest is the strongest yet that the Republic is hanging on by a thread as long as this desiccated husk is in the Oval Office. 

This is from Matt

Mere days after Joe Biden appeared (to many) to have soiled himself in Normandy, France, another incident occurred, contributing to the large mountain of evidence of Biden's cognitive decline. On Monday, Biden appeared to freeze momentarily during a Juneteenth commemoration at the White House. 

Footage from the event that has since gone viral shows Biden bizarrely motionless while everyone around him appeared animated and engaged in applause and dance during a performance by gospel artist Kirk Franklin.

Words can't adequately describe Biden's latest day trip to Bizarroworld. Take a look at the video before we go further: 

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We can talk about Mr. Kamala Harris's inability to bust a move and the ugly dude in an ugly dress who's standing next to him later. Or not.

Biden looks more than a little frozen up there — he's catatonic. The guy has no idea anyone else is around. He doesn't need Secret Service protection, he needs a full-time nurse, a juice box, and a comfy room that is far, far away from the Gold Code and the nuclear football. 

This tweet of mine from last week applies to this debacle as well:

You know who else is thinking that? Kamala Harris. Look at the smile on her face in the video and the way that she pays no attention whatsoever to her boss the grinning idiot stiff. 

It is impossible for me to feel bad for Biden. If he were somebody's crazy grandpa at the park, sure, he'd be an object of pity. As long as he is in a position to have the people running that empty head of his continue to destroy the country, he is the face of everything I despise about the Left. 

Despite the monumental embarrassment and shame that he is bringing upon the country, these zombie moron appearances of Biden's are useful reminders for the voters. 

I hope that his handlers let him off leash every day between now and November 5.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

BREAKING: Jury Finds Hunter Biden Guilty on All Counts

By Susie Moore | ResState.com

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

The jury in Hunter Biden's trial on federal gun charges in Wilmington, Delaware, has returned its verdict, unanimously finding the First Son guilty on all counts. Biden stood accused of the following:

[M]aking a false statement during a background check to deceive a federally licensed firearms dealer in Wilmington, Delaware—his father's home turf (Count 1), making a false statement on a form that the seller kept as the firearm transaction record (Count 2), and illegally possessing the gun over an 11-day period (Count 3).

In a trial that whirled by at almost breakneck pace, wrapping the evidence in just six days, the jury of six women and six men took a little over three hours to render their decision. 

Readers will recall that Biden was initially set to enter a guilty plea to two misdemeanor tax charges in exchange for no jail time and diversion on the felony gun charge. However, that "sweetheart deal" blew up in late July 2023 after Noreika questioned its propriety due to its unusual nature. 

Thanks to the mountains of evidence — much of it straight from the horse's (Hunter's) mouth, compliments of his incriminating laptop and his memoir "Beautiful Things" — the jury appears to have found the prosecution met its burden and opted to hold the First Son accountable. 

The prosecution called 10 witnesses, beginning with FBI Special Agent Erika Jensen, who helped authenticate evidence obtained from the infamous "laptop from hell" and Hunter's iCloud account. They also called three of Hunter's exes: his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle, his ex-lover (and sister-in-law) Hallie Biden, and another ex-lover, Zoe Kestan. Additionally, there was gun salesman Gordon Cleveland, two troopers from the Delaware State Police, and Ed Banner, the 80-year-old who retrieved the gun from the trash receptacle after Hallie Biden ditched it there. Lastly, there was forensic chemist Dr. Jason Brewer and DEA Supervisory Special Agent Joshua Romig.

The defense called only three witnesses: StarQuest Shooters employee Jason Turner, StarQuest Shooters owner Ron Palmieri, and Hunter Biden's daughter, Naomi. Following a brief rebuttal from prosecution witness Erika Jensen, the court broke for lunch and then proceeded to closing arguments upon the jurors' return. 

While prosecutor Leo Wise began his closing arguments by reminding the jury that "People sitting in the gallery are not evidence," the presence of the First Family was undoubtedly difficult to overlook for jurors hailing from Biden Country. Defense attorney Abbe Lowell emphasized the burden of proof and pointed to claimed inconsistencies in the timeline and some of Hunter's communications. The prosecution offered a brief rebuttal, noting that they had proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt, "seven ways to Sunday.”

It appears the jury agreed. With the conviction, Hunter Biden faces the following: 

Two of the counts carry maximum prison sentences of 10 years, while the third has a maximum of five years. Each count also carries a maximum fine of $250,000.

Judge Noreika has indicated she will set a date for sentencing at a later time. 

It's Been a Fantastically Terrible Few Days for Hamas Monsters and Their Sick Supporters

By Guy Benson | Townhall.com

AP Photo/Adel Hana

By now, you've seen the sensational news that Israeli forces managed to rescue four innocent hostages from Hamas captivity over the weekend.  This is a victory for basic humanity and decency, and a blow to Hamas and its legions of supporters.  It comes on the heels of the terrorists rejecting yet another ceasefire deal, as the Hamas-started Gaza war entered its ninth month.  The successful rescue operation was daring and complex.  It also clearly relied on very reliable and detailed intelligence, which must be concerning to Israel's enemy.  It is hard to imagine the joy and relief that must have washed over these families as they were informed of the news that their loved ones had been saved from the monsters who've held them against their will for three-quarters of a year.  In case you've missed them, here are some of the dramatic scenes:

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I'd bet that nearly every person involved in these embraces were not sure this day would ever come. What a blessing. Bravo to every single person involved in the rescue, especially the fallen Israeli hero who died in the service of others. Like clockwork, this incredible feat by the Israelis touched off fury among Hamas apologists and fans around the world, such as the evil death cultists recently spotted in New York City. What a sad and frustrating day it must have been for these Islamist ghouls.

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Shocking! Pro-Hamas supporters disrupt the Israel rally today in NYC with these atrocious signs.


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Imagine aligning yourself with these twisted psychos.  I'll give them half a clap for clarifying candor.  

Behold, the (hidden) faces of the pro-Hamas, anti-American, "anti-Zionist" movement.  Congratulations to the so-called 'progressives' -- like these bigoted, embarrassing lunatics -- who ally themselves with these degenerates.  Let's be clear about the critics, who are citing Hamas-furnished, inevitably exaggerated 'civilian death' statistics allegedly related to the operation.

The anti-Israel fanatics aren't upset about the civilian casualties here, if there were any.  They're upset that Israel got some of their hostages home.  It really is that simple.  Remember, every single death in this war is the fault of Hamas, which started the war and refuses to end it.  Every single one.  This disturbing reality also complicates the concept of "innocent" Palestinians.  Some Gaza residents surely are innocent victims, caught in the crossfire of a war they don't want.  Others, however, are morally culpable.

And why would CNN insist upon regurgitating wholly unreliable terrorist propaganda, especially after so many previous lies from those genocidal maniacs have been exposed? 

Directly relatedly, this past weekend was also a rough on for Hamas sycophants in the West because the Associated Press decided to do some journalism that dismantled the terrorist organization's bogus 'death toll' statistics, which are intentionally invented to turn global sentiment against the Jewish state.

Mayer writes: 

Hamas claims about both the overall number of casualties and the proportion of women and children among the total are contradicted by Hamas's own data, which is itself based on a mishmash of sources, all of which lead back to the terrorist group itself...the AP's analysis of Hamas's own data shows that, as recently as the end of April, the actual proportion was about half – a civilian casualty ratio of approximately 1:1 that is both among the lowest in the history of modern urban warfare and wholly consistent with Israel's claims since the start of the war.In addition, Hamas itself acknowledges that its overall figure of roughly 34,600 war casualties includes nearly 10,000—29% of the total—who are curiously "unidentified," suggesting that the ratio may be even less convenient for the terrorist group than the data it does disclose shows.

This is not a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, and who understands that Hamas lies like it breathes.  Finally, it has been a painful stretch of days for Team Hamas because one of their nastiest and most bigoted public figures in the United States finally lost her job over her despicable conduct (yes, previous tweets like this make her overdue and deserved fate more delicious).  And a modicum of accountability is arriving for the Hamas brigade and their enablers on various US campuses.

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NEW: The 13 protestors who occupied Stanford President Saller’s office have been charged with felony burglary.

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May all of these people take many more L's in the coming days.

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Fear Sets in for Joe Biden's Handlers As They Realize Their Gaslighting Isn't Working

By Bonchie | RedState.com

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

There's a common theme among the left-wing consulting class that supposes no Democrat policy is ever wrong or truly unpopular. Rather, any public discontent is the fault of voters for simply being too stupid to understand how great it is. 

Amid very low approval for the "Affordable Care Act," Barack Obama and his staffers constantly suggested people would love the disastrous healthcare bill if they just weren't so stupid. The issues change, but the strategies never do. It's always a supposed "messaging issue."

Enter Joe Biden. His handlers are beginning to face the reality behind closed doors that they can't gaslight voters into believing the economy is on the "upswing." More succinctly, there's no "messaging" fix to this.

Inside Biden’s orbit, the fear is that there’s little new the administration can do to change the perceptions of a stubborn electorate that’s living through an upswing — yet simply refusing to believe it.

“If half of the people think that unemployment is at a 50-year high when it’s actually close to a 50-year low, this is a problem of misinformation, it’s a problem of perception,” said Ben Harris, a former senior Treasury Department official who helped craft Biden’s economic agenda. “I think, unfortunately, it’ll have a major impact on the election.”


Let me translate that for you. You are "stubborn" and dumb because you don't believe the economy is on the "upswing" while paying exorbitantly higher prices today than when Biden took office. Those mortgage rates that have made buying a home nearly impossible for most people? Those aren't an issue. What you should care about is the massaged unemployment numbers that have zero effect on your finances. 


That's the line the White House is going with. As they say, it's a bold move. Let's see how it works out for them. 

Still, there was at least one Biden advisor who spoke on the condition of anonymity who seemed to get it. 

“The big problem is the pain points are things they feel every week, every month, every day,” conceded one Biden adviser who was granted anonymity to express the internal sense of dismay. “Is that fixable? It’s unclear.”

It's not unclear whether the pain point of higher prices can be fixed before the election or not. The answer is that it can't be. There's just not enough time at this point. You would need inflation to drop another percent and a half just to meet the two percent goal of the Federal Reserve. That's not happening in six months, and even then, the huge price increases of the last three years will remain baked into the cake. 

Does that mean the election is over? No, I wouldn't be so arrogant as to proclaim that. Voters are a fickle lot, and while there's no time for significant economic changes before the election, there's plenty of time for other possible game-changers to land. 

Biden is certainly in a bad spot, though. Once voters make up their minds about an issue, it is really hard to change the dynamic, and most think the economy isn't working for them. They don't care about employment numbers because, as I said, those are just headlines. They mean nothing to the normal working American. What means something to them is what's in their bank account, and Biden and his handlers can't pee on peoples' legs and convince them it's raining. 

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Say What? Black Panther Founding Member Supports Trump

BY KEVIN DOWNEY JR. | P J MEDIA

Justin Lane/Pool Photo via AP

David Hilliard, 82, a founding member of the Black Panthers, is openly supporting Donald Trump in the 2024 election.

Hilliard wasn't shy about his enthusiasm for Trump, which he revealed during an interview with writer Carol Mitchell. "I knew Trump when Trump was a college student in New York and he supported the Black Panther Party," Hilliard recalled

He was just getting started on his praise for Trump. "Trump is a person who's a decent man, and he supported the Black Panther Party," Hilliard quipped. "He was someone who gave us money."

FACT-O-RAMA! Mitchell asked Hilliard for an interview after learning they both live in the same apartment building.

"Trump's a friend of African Americans, and I knew Trump from the 1960s in New York, where he comes from, and he's a friend to African Americans," Hilliard continued. "I mean, he's not a racist. He's not a racist, fascist, white man. He supported Black people."

Someone should tell every screeching harpy on the left what Hilliard detailed about Trump, starting with Minnesota's favorite race-baiter, Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar released an ad, hoping to hear some coins drop into her campaign tip jar.

"So, in your opinion, now that he [Trump] has these 34 counts of being a felon, Trump has always been part of the black community or familiarized with the black community," Mitchell queried. Hilliard responded by saying, "That's exactly right," and even suggested Trump was being persecuted because he "likes black folks."

This inconvenient truth isn't the only evidence that the black community is starting to board the Trump train.

Trump recently packed a park for a speech in the South Bronx, to the delicious pain of Boogeydown wannabe, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

Many of the Bronxites at the rally called for AOC to "stay out of the Bronx," a portion of which she represents in Washington, D.C.

FACT-O-RAMA! New Yorkers frequently refer to "da Bronx" as "the Boogeydown Bronx" or sometimes just "the Boogeydown."

Numerous black celebrities have recently vocalized their support for Trump, especially from the rap-hip hop world. Sexxy Red, Azelia Banks, Kodak Black, Waka Flocka Flame, and Lil Wayne have recently come out in support of Trump. Snoop Dogg admitted he had "nothing but love" for Trump.

Rapper YG, who scored a hit with a song called "F*** Donald Trump," did a 180 and is now a fan of "45." "I'm speaking about these m**********s in the hood," YG declared on the "This Past Weekend" podcast back in August of 2023. "I am speaking on their behalf. This is what they say. 'S***, Biden ain't did nothing for us, that n***a Trump is passing out money.'"

Charlamagne tha God, arguably the biggest name in radio geared toward black audiences, praised Trump on the Communist News Network (CNN) but fell short of endorsing him. More importantly, he has repeatedly refused to back Biden, as he did before the 2020 election.

Even Al Jazeera had to admit that Trump has doubled his support in the black community since the 2020 election.

Recommended: The Bromance Between Joe Biden, China, and the Mexican Cartels

Team Biden knows they are hemorrhaging black votes and have gone into panic mode.

With black voters flocking to Trump in record numbers, the Pravda press will lose the option of referring to Trump's supporters as racist peckerwoods, and I suspect that scares the hell out of them.

Even better, President Finger-Diddle Biden will forever be remembered as the first Democrat president in modern history to lose the support of the black community.


Friday, June 07, 2024

Biden Will NOT Like These Highlights From Dr. Phil's Interview With Trump (or the Audience Reaction)

By Doug P. | Twitchy

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

Dr. Phil did something almost nobody in the national media would ever do: Have an honest discussion with Donald Trump that wasn't intended to push Democrat talking points and sound like the interviewer works for the DNC.

Speaking to the studio audience, Dr. Phil said his team got a taste of what it's like to be a conservative on some social media platforms by revealing that TikTok didn't seem to want his promotional video to have a wide distribution: 

Now to the interview.

What this election boils down to for many voters is simple: The economy.

No matter how much the Biden campaign gaslights about "bringing down prices," what people are seeing is quite different and no MSM interviewer would ever bring this up:

This one will trigger the lefties who are trying to throw Trump in jail to "save democracy" (and certain nervous intel community types): Trump said that sometimes revenge is justified:

Naturally there was some very justified criticism of President Biden:

Additionally, Russia wasn't sending warships and submarines to Cuba until after Biden took office. Ditto for invading Ukraine.

The election is only about five months away, and Dr. Phil let Trump know that in his daily conversations things are shifting his way:



An audience member described what can happen when people see a candidate not through the usual biased MSM filter:

We'd be remiss if we didn't include the mentions of shameless Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, who's now running for the Senate. Schiff-ty definitely had this coming:


There was a lot more, so here's the entire interview:

If the country had an honest national media you'd see more interviews like this, but that's not the reality we're living in.

Thursday, June 06, 2024

INSANE ASYLUM

By Scott Johnson | Powerline

If a frank enemy of the United States had taken over the executive branch of in January 2021, he would not have conducted himself one whit differently than Joe Biden, his administration, and his Democratic enablers in Congress and the media. From his first day in office Biden garishly repealed every border control that President Trump had worked up to stem the tide of illegal immigration. Biden put out the word to friend and foe alike that the United States had open borders.

As he had vowed to do, President Biden opened the borders to illegal aliens on January 20, 2021. It was among his first acts in office and stands as an almost unbelievable act of willful destruction. Indeed, as Andrew McCarthy bluntly put it in an August 2021 NRO column on Biden policy: “The federal government is aiding and abetting illegal immigration.”

Administration officials have both repeatedly lied about what it has done and deflected blame over the years since that day. Instead, the Biden administration has repeatedly assured us, “the border is secure” (video below).

        https://youtu.be/aszuzjfKAv0

Well, they have had second thoughts — second thoughts prompted by the need to “protect [their] phony baloney jobs” in advance of the presidential election. The powers-that-be in the White House and the Biden reelection campaign thought they could turn the “bipartisan border bill” fiasco to Biden’s benefit. As the sole author of the “emergency” that the bill was allegedly designed to address, Biden was in a uniquely poor position to advance the argument that Republicans are to blame.

Regardless of one’s cynicism about the American electorate’s level of knowledge concerning such matters, no one in his right mind believes the line peddled by Biden: “Every day between now and November, the American people are going to know that the only reason the border is not secure is Donald Trump and his MAGA Republican friends.”

Joe Biden has created the flood of illegal immigration with which we have been inundated. He has assured us that all is well. Most recently, he has blamed Republicans for failing to provide the necessary cover.

Now in a remarkable case of just-in-time manufacturing, President Biden has announced executive action that will kick in when the seven-day average of daily encounters at the southwest border and the southern border exceeds 2,500. When the rule kicks in, claims of asylum are not to processed illegal aliens are encountered between ports of entry — 2,499 illegal aliens a day is just business as usual.

The White House has posted this fact sheet on the order. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas — he who has repeatedly testified under oath that the border is secure — has posted a related statement here.

The opening sentences of the White House fact sheet suggest that candor is not the order of the day: “Since his first day in office, President Biden has called on Congress to secure our border and address our broken immigration system. Over the past three years, while Congress has failed to act, the President has acted to secure our border.” A little further down the Fact Sheet places this in bold print: “President Biden believes we must secure our border.” For some reason, neither the Fact Sheet nor statement links to the relevant text.

The Journal’s backgrounder by Michelle Hackman refers to “executive actions” without citing any particular rule or order. Rather, Hackman cites Biden’s Proclamation on Securing the Border. That appears to be the operative text.

The proclamation parcels out the blame in Biden’s accustomed fashion before “suspending entry of noncitizens across the southern border during this time of high border crossings” (“[a]ppropriate exceptions are provided”). The proclamation also refers to related “steps to be taken by DOJ and DHS.” The plan is not yet fully hatched.

Having taken a look at the Fact Sheet, The Journal points out in its editorial on the “executive actions”:

Migrants [sic] could still seek asylum at ports of entry using the CBP One mobile app, which would be excluded from the daily triggers.

A White House fact sheet says the order also exempts migrants if they “faced an imminent and extreme threat to life or safety, such as an imminent threat of rape, kidnapping, torture, or murder.” This sounds much like the way the dysfunctional asylum system currently works. Unaccompanied minors aren’t covered by the order, which might encourage more of them to seek asylum.

The Washington Free Beacon further documents exceptions. The Free Beacon story by Joe Simonson is links an internal ICE memo.

Let us hazard the thought that Biden’s action is for show. One wonders, for example, where yesterday’s asylum seekers be returned, if in fact they were “encountered” by the authorities.

   

The link above is also here:   https://twitter.com/i/status/1798000190408028475

UPDATE: At NRO but behind its paywall, Mark Krikorian expands on one of the points above:

These various trigger numbers are totally made up. Recall that Obama’s Department of Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson, said that even 1,000 border infiltrations a day overwhelmed the system. It wouldn’t surprise me if the White House arrived at the 2,500 number by conducting focus groups to determine what was the highest number of illegal border crossings they could allow without losing key swing states.

Whatever the number, this approach says there’s a threshold level of “acceptable” illegal immigration. I haven’t seen anyone make the point that this is the same approach to border enforcement that the Soros DAs have taken to prosecuting shoplifters.

Whole thing here.