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TODAY'S RANT

Today, while hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens pour over an uncontrolled border, the Obama/Biden administration openly encourages unlawful activity, from sex trafficking to narcotics distribution killing tens of thousands of Americans. By failing to enforce the constitutional sovereignty of our nation and uphold existing federal immigration law, the top Obama/Biden officials are breaking the law and committing impeachable criminal offenses. Weakening our national security by permitting the Chinese Communists to allow the shipment of precursor chemicals for making Fentanyl and other designer drugs to leave their country without severe consequences.

But, beyond that, here are today’s rants…

TODAYS-RANT

Putting all American citizens at risk from state-sponsored kidnapping...

In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan

The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said Wednesday.

In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine to discuss the deal and other matters.

Blinken’s comments marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and testified Wednesday at her trial. He did not offer details on the proposed deal outlined to the Russians, though a person familiar with the matter said the U.S. government has offered to trade convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Whelan and Griner. <Source>

What happened to the policy that the United States did not openly negotiate with terrorists? Or was that passe after Obama traded five Taliban commanders for one American deserter? Since Brittney Griner appears to hate America, I suggest we leave her behind to pay for bringing narcotics into Russia. Amazing how that doctor's letter for medical marijuana magically appeared. 

Divide and conquer – the latest move by establishment Republicans and progressive communist democrats to narrow the vote margin to facilitate election cheating?

Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party

Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America's dysfunctional two-party system.

The new party, called Forward and whose creation was first reported by Reuters, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. They hope the party will become a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties that dominate U.S. politics, founding members told Reuters.

[OCS: The strategy is clear. While this third party cannot win an election, it can prevent disaffected Democrats and independents from voting for the GOP. Thus narrowing the victory margins to allow a relatively small number of illegal votes to swing the race. A repeat of the election shenanigans we saw in the 2020 election.]

Party leaders will hold a series of events in two dozen cities this autumn to roll out its platform and attract support. They will host an official launch in Houston on Sept. 24 and the party's first national convention in a major U.S. city next summer. <Source>

In what universe do you knowingly issue government identification cards to criminals, crazies, and terrorists who have entered the country illegally?

Government eyes plan to give I.D.s to unauthorized immigrants

The Biden administration plans to test providing temporary I.D. cards to unauthorized immigrants awaiting a final decision on their cases, according to two government sources familiar with the planning.

Why it matters: Recent border crossers and other unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. often do not have I.D.s , making it more difficult to access housing, healthcare, transportation and other benefits.

[OCS: Why is the Obama/Biden administration depleting our healthcare, housing, employment, and social safety nets meant for legal citizens and immigrants? One need only consider the Cloward-Piven strategy created by two radical communist professors  who suggest bankrupting our benefits programs to drive dissatisfaction and transformational change. This is insane, especially when this identification can allow illegal aliens to freely fly around the country. Remember, every state had to revamp their drivers’ license program with individuals having to appear in person and present birth certificates, passports, and proof of residency? Now the illegal aliens get a pass without vetting.]

Officials are considering a pilot program to relieve some of those burdens, while also incentivizing more frequent communication with law enforcement throughout the complicated court process, the sources said. <Source>

The government will no longer bail out financial institutions but use taxpayer funds to bail out unions. 

Congress’ Vote on Delphi Pensions Bailout Shows Problem With Putting Unions Above Law

Congress is set to vote this week on HR 6929 to retroactively bail out the pensions of about 20,000 former Delphi auto-parts employees who had their pensions reduced beginning in 2009.

This proposed bailout, the Susan Muffley Act of 2022, is different in a number of ways from the recent no-strings-attached $97 billion bailout of about 250 select union pension plans, but it highlights the problem of lawmakers putting powerful unions above the law and requiring taxpayers to pay for their wrongdoing. <Source>

[OCS: Why are “We the People” paying for unfunded pension promises produced by corrupt and reckless actions by union pension plans? What about the 90 percent of the non-union American workforce who see massive declines in their 401(k) plans or savings eroded by inflation caused by the progressive communist democrats? Is this the down payment for union support in the 2022 and 2024 election cycle?]

Is this another attempt to whitewash the gay lifestyle and pretend Monkeypox is an epidemic affecting the entire population?

W.H.O. Declares Monkeypox Spread a Global Health Emergency

For the second time in two years, the World Health Organization has taken the extraordinary step of declaring a global emergency. This time the cause is monkeypox, which has spread in just a few weeks to dozens of countries and infected tens of thousands of people.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the W.H.O.’s director general [OCS: and a corrupt committed communist], on Saturday overruled a panel of advisers, who could not come to a consensus, and declared a “public health emergency of international concern,” a designation the W.H.O. currently uses to describe only two other diseases, Covid-19 and polio.

“We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little, and which meets the criteria” for a public health emergency, Dr. Tedros told reporters. It was apparently the first time that the director general had sidestepped his advisers to declare an emergency.

[OCS: They understand the method of transmission, but refuse to go beyond describing the causal behavior as “men who have sex with other men.]

As of Friday, New York City had logged 839 monkeypox cases, nearly all of them in men who have sex with men, according to the city’s Department of Health. In late June, the city began offering the monkeypox vaccine, but ran out with just about 1,000 doses available. <Source>

[OCS: It seems reasonable, after lockdowns and mask initiatives, to close gay bathhouses, demand vaccination, test and track international visitors and illegal aliens, criminalize gay sex for 16 weeks to “stop the spread.”  Like HIV/AIDS, the vector is clear. If these prescriptives are not warranted by the severity of the disease and its spread, quit using it to drive a political scare narrative and suggesting the government may need additional emergency powers and shoveling vaccine money to big pharma.]

Will they never learn?

It’s not a matter of “when will they learn?” or “when will they stop?”, it’s a matter of seeing how fast the progressive communist democrats can radically transform America from within using the excessive spending model posed by radical communists Cloward and Piven.

It appears that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has agreed to support another half-a-trillion-dollar socialist spending package with goodies for healthcare ($64 billion, robbing seniors to pay for Obamacare), climate and green energy giveaways ($369 billion), and proposing increased taxes on the wealthy. A subset of the misnamed “Build Back Better" package.

And they have the balls to label this bullshit package the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” and offer it up before the announcement of a recession.

When is the long-standing definition of a recession, two consecutive quarters of reduced GDP growth, not the correct definition? When the progressive communist democrats deliberately created the recession out of thin air with their toxic agenda. 

How effing stupid...

Congress pours $75M into gun research such as whether community gardens stop shootings

NIH and CDC dole out the taxpayer dollars to universities to do the research. Funding includes $2.25 million to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor to determine whether turning vacant lots into green spaces, such as community gardens, pocket parks or green infrastructure, will reduce firearm violence in Detroit. <Source>

[OCS: I wonder if these dumb sons-of-bitches understand that drug dealers love public spaces like parks to ply their trade -- bringing gun-related violence with them. Again, it's not gun control; it's crime control.]

Bottom line…

We are so screwed. Vote the progressive communist democrat bastards out of office.

Democrats-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CHIPS BILL: BIDEN'S HISTORIC QUID PRO QUO?

BOHICA: Bend over, here it comes again…

It is one thing to offer semiconductor chip makers assistance to return their operations to the United States from vulnerable venues like China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines; it is quite another to use these subsidies as a political quid pro quo.

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While speaking on a panel with the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 23, 2018, then Vice President Joe Biden confessed to extortion and a quid pro quo in a recorded speech.

"I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and Yanukovych that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they didn't. So they were walking out of the press conference, and I said we were not going to give them the $1 billion. They said you have no authority. You are not the president. The president said ... I said call him," Biden said. "I'm telling you, you are not getting $1 billion. I said you're not getting $1 billion and I am going to be leaving here in six hours and if the prosecutor is not fired you are not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch -- he got fired."

President Joe Biden appears to be setting the stage for an even more audacious move to leverage a massive $280 billion subsidy to the semiconductor industry to affect the 2022 and 2024 elections. Probably not planned by Biden himself, but the cadre of Obama acolytes that serve as his minders.

From the Wall Street Journal…

Semiconductor Subsidy Strings Attached

Biden makes clear he’ll be telling CEOs how to invest the federal money.

The Senate on Tuesday voted 64-32 to advance a $280 billion “chips plus” subsidy bill, and as ever in politics there’s a lot of plus. Money from Washington always comes with strings attached, and we hope the semiconductor CEOs know what they’ve signed up for.

That message couldn’t have been clearer from President Biden on Tuesday when he told business and labor leaders on a conference call that the bill’s $52 billion in grants for Intel and other chip makers would not be “a blank check to companies.” The President said he will “personally have to sign off on the biggest grants.”

Hint to companies applying for money: Locate that new factory in a swing state with more than a handful of electoral votes. Mr. Biden or the Vice President may want to swing by during the 2024 election campaign.

The President also underscored that the law requires companies to pay union prevailing wages to build the semiconductor fabrication facilities funded by the bill. Communications Workers of America president Chris Shelton said this will ensure “there isn’t a race to the bottom.” Translation: Construction will be more expensive, and non-union contractors won’t benefit.

Some companies that lobbied for the bill have nonetheless expressed frustration that it forbids recipients of federal largesse from expanding advanced-chip production in China. But what did they expect? The politicians are selling the bill as a national-security necessity to compete with China to make sure that more chips are made in the U.S. in case of conflict with Beijing.

Mr. Biden also made clear his Administration will impose its own conditions on the money. For instance, “we’re not going to allow companies to use these funds to buy back stock or issue dividends.” Mr. Biden threatened to claw back subsidies from those that do. This means companies that take federal money won’t be allowed to reward shareholders if the investments succeed.

The President also noted that companies whose future innovations derive in part from the bill’s $200 billion in authorized spending on research and development in areas like green energy and artificial intelligence will be required “to deploy that technology” and invest “in a facility here in America.” This requirement will make CEOs add a political calculation to their investment choices.

Industrial policy and the political allocation of capital invariably distort investment. Don’t be surprised if the conditions that Congress and the Administration impose on these companies make the firms and the United States less competitive with China. <Source>

If the transition of semiconductor chip fabrication facilities back to the United States made economic sense, the chipmakers would have made the move themselves using investor funding.

Bottom line…

Enabling corruptocrats like Biden and the progressive communist democrats is a prescription for more political corruption that can be targeted against the United States and benefit our communist enemies, especially China, which has infiltrated the Congress and Executive Branch.

Don’t expect accurate accounting or honest oversight of the political giveaway.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS