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Category Archives: Politics

Worried that Trump Less than a Stable Genius

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After the March 6 Capitol riot world leaders from China’s military brass to America’s Nancy Pelosi worried that President Trump was less than a stable genius. So General Milley called his Chinese counterpart to assure him he’d let him know if Trump ordered an attack.

The general also said that President Biden rejected his advice to keep a force of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. He didn’t resign but described the withdrawal as a logistical success but a strategic failure.

Fire Feeding Feds

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The Feds are still feeding the Inflation fire. They might taper off on their bond buying spree but still plan to keep interest rates near zero.

Meanwhile Republicans want to blame Democrats for raising the debt ceiling to make room for more fuel.

Wall Street seems to have overcome its China angst, for now. It’s back on a shopping spree too.

Milley Over The Horizon Surprise

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A new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa claims Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart, “If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”

A month ago an Afghan family was surprised by a U.S. drone strike that killed 7 children and their father, an Afghan worker for a U.S. aid agency. The attack was part of President Biden’s “over the horizon” strategy to fight terrorism.

Pipeline Shakedown

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Cyber-hackers, known as DarkSide, broke into the Colonial Pipeline’s computer system. Once inside they encrypted the operating system and held the company hostage. That was a big deal because Colonial pumps refined fuel from the Gulf to the eastern United States. Gas prices immediately skyrocketed and people lined up 1970s style. Some stations even had to shut down. Joe Biden put on a cardigan sweater and told people to turn down their thermostats. Ok, it didn’t get that bad. But it was bad enough that Colonial paid DarkSide a $4.4 million ransom to get back on line.

Thousands of trucks had tried to carry the load for Colonial but Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat and former governor of Michigan, said pipelines are the best way to move oil and gas. That was a big deal too because Green New Dealers love to shut down pipelines. In fact, one of President Cardigan’s first acts in office was to kill the Keystone XL pipeline.

The current Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, also a Democrat, didn’t get her predecessor’s message either. She’s demanding that the Enbridge pipeline which passes underwater from the UP to the lower peninsula shut down immediately. And she’s threatening to take all the pipeline’s revenue if the company doesn’t obey her.

Biden Goes Big with Itty Bitty Mandate

Biden goes big, FDR, mandate

President Biden goes big with Franklin Roosevelt style spending. Democrats Ed Markey and Jerry Nadler even have a Supreme Court packing scheme. But what did FDR have that Joe Biden doesn’t have? A Depression. A world war. And a gigantic mandate.