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DECEMBER 31,  2021

SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – OVERNIGHT: 

NOW THAT'S A GOOD MOM – FROM FOX:   Minnesota investigators looking for a man captured on surveillance video allegedly knocking an elderly woman down while trying to snatch her purse as she walked into a Walgreens were tipped off as to the identity of the man by his own mother.  Isaiah Jamal Foster, 18, of Richfield, was already in the Ramsey County Jail in connection with a Tuesday carjacking of a woman and her young child, the St Paul Police Department said. His mother called the police and turned her son in to authorities, a police spokesperson told Fox News.  Now he faces first-degree aggravated attempted robbery and third-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm for the Dec. 23 robbery outside the convenience store.  Security video from inside the Walgreens shows patrons entering. As an 81-year-old woman walks inside, a man is seen behind her ripping a purse out of her hands. As she tries to hold on, she's violently dragged to the ground.  It must be awful for a mother to turn in her own child, but she did the right thing.  I assume she is under protection, if the authorities in liberal Minnesota even know of such a thing.

December 31, 2021       Permalink

THE INDICTMENT – OVERNIGHT:  WELL, 2021 IS HISTORY, AND NOT A CHEERFUL PART OF IT.   OUR NEW NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN A CATASTROPHE, AND IT IS WISE TO REMIND OURSELVES OF THE DEEP NATURE OF THAT DISASTER.   FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: 

President Joe Biden's inaugural address pledged to "repair our alliances and engage with the world once again." The United States, Biden proclaimed, would "be a strong and trusted partner for peace, progress, and security."

This has not happened. Instead, Biden's foreign policy has oscillated between chaos and weakness.

The Afghanistan debacle looms largest here. In March, Biden said that when it came to withdrawing U.S. military forces, "we’re going to do so in a safe and orderly way." He explained, "We’re in consultation ... with our allies and partners in how to proceed."

That did not happen. Instead, Biden insisted, against military advice and basic logic, on withdrawing all U.S. forces from Afghanistan. This meant the departure of 2,500 troops and associated contractors who were providing Afghan security forces with irreplaceable logistics, maintenance, intelligence, and air support. With the U.S. in full flight, the Afghan military quickly collapsed. The Afghan political class retreated in fear and disorder. The Taliban stormed toward Kabul. The terrible scenes from Kabul's international airport were the result of Biden's poor planning.

Top U.S. allies were ignored when they begged Biden to extend the Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline. The truth is that thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Afghan allies were abandoned by a president who ultimately cared nothing for "a safe and orderly" evacuation.

The video of desperate Afghans flying off the wheels of fleeing U.S. Air Force transports will always be a symbol of Biden's foreign policy legacy, as will the deaths of 13 courageous Americans standing a final watch to protect the ignominious and chaotic rout that Biden forced.

Meanwhile, Biden's post-withdrawal plans for an "over-the-horizon" counterterrorism strategy are a fiction, as his generals have admitted. The retaliatory drone strike — supposedly against terrorists, but actually killing an aid worker and several children — testifies to the fact that Biden's over-the-horizon vision is a contradiction in terms.

The big picture is worse still — China's Xi Jinping, Russia's Vladimir Putin, and Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have come to recognize, from all of this avoidable chaos, Biden's callous ineptitude.

COMMENT:  Wonderfully said.  Please read the rest.  Be reminded of what we're against, and why it is imperative that our side win the 2022 midterm elections.  We are talking about saving what is left of this country's international standing.

December 31, 2021       Permalink

 

 

 

DECEMBER 30,  2021

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THE LEFT AND MADNESS, TOGETHER AGAIN! – OVERNIGHT:  The journalistic home of Britain's loony left, the Guardian, shows us how things work among the champions of Lenin and socialized root canal.   From dailywire:   Readers of the British newspaper, The Guardian, are accusing the outlet of deactivating an online poll that asked readers to vote on “Person of the Year” after it became apparent that J.K. Rowling would handily win.  “Tell us: who is your 2021 person of the year?” ran the headline, posted on Dec. 15, with the subtitle, “Time Magazine chose billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk – but who would be your choice?” A short time later, when Rowling was far and away in the lead, the voting form disappeared along with the results to that point. A message in small print stated, “This form has been deactivated and is closed to any further submissions.”  Rowling has been at the center of numerous cancel culture storms this year for her refusal to deny the reality of biological sex.  Now the totalitarians have come for the polls.  I fear for the future of MAGA hats, a threat to democracy.

December 30, 2021       Permalink

PATHETIC – NO WAY TO END 2021, BUT LEAVE IT TO THE LEFT – OVERNIGHT.  The nutbags of the left were wounded in 2021, especially in Virginia.  But don't underestimate their ability to stay alive and do as much harm as possible.  From Daily Mail: 

The federal case against an Antifa rioter from Portland accused of assaulting police officers was dropped after she completed just 30 hours of community service. 

Eva Warner, who is transgender and was formerly named Joshua, was charged with felony civil disorder in September 2020 after she was arrested three times during Antifa riots in August. 

Warner, 26, would have faced a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison if convicted. 

U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Scott Erik Asphaug filed a motion on December 21, asking the court to 'dismiss with prejudice the indictment against (Warner), in the best interests of justice.' 

The motion noted that Warren had 'successfully complied with the terms of the Defendant Resolution Agreement, including performing at least 30 hours of community service.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon dismissed the indictment with prejudice the next day, according to court documents. Dismissal with prejudice means that the plaintiff cannot refile the same claim again in that court. 

Portland erupted in protests and riots that lasted months as the nation debated race and policing in the wake of the George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor killings. 

Officials declared a riot at the Portland Police Association office on August 8, 2020 after Antifa members shattered the windows and set the office on fire, the United States Department of Justice reported. 

The rioters also used vehicles and dumpsters to illegally block nearby vehicle traffic.

COMMENT:  How brilliant.  Now every potential rioter in the People's Republic of Portland knows that rioting isn't really taken seriously.  Hey, let's burn down the precinct.  Blame it on Trump.

Happy New Year.

December 30, 2021       Permalink

 

 

 

 

 

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