Enforce the Gun Control Act First …

… and then—maybe—I’ll listen to your “common sense” proposals, Joe Biden.

And your first step to demonstrate good faith must be the prosecution of Hunter Biden for lying on an ATF Form 4473 when he purchased a .38 Special revolver on 12 October, 2018. Until then, you have no credibility with respect to the matter.

That’s About the Size of It

His Frauduency has announced that there is no rational reason to use a “high calibre” 9 mm bullet for self defense. He said—

The .22 caliber bullet will lodge in the lungs and we can get it out. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body. The idea of a high caliber weapon, there is simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting.

FWIW, the nominal diameter of a 9 mm bullet is 0.356 in, while the nominal diameter of a .38 Special bullet is 0.357 in. Of course, semiautomatic pistols chambered in .38 Special are even more rare than 9 mm revolvers, so I suppose that cartridge isn’t as scary.

Oh, and the 5.56 mm NATO round commonly used in AR15 rifles uses .22 calibre bullets.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

I’m so old, I remember the last time the government admitted that the inflation rate was 7.5 %. Of course, they bragged about the rate having come down from a much higher peak back then. Today, the rate is on the way up.

The Gentle Reader may remember that I once said that Carter’s second term would be a best case scenario for the present administration. That was much too optimistic. We’re already in James Buchanan territory and rapidly headed downward.

Biden, Putin, Burisma, and Ukraine

I’m seeing reports that the Ukrainian government is unhappy with Joe Biden’s remarks about “minor incursions” and the like during his press conference this evening. Of course, now that Hunter is off the board at Burisma, the Bidens probably have no real assets worth protecting in Ukraine.

It’s been suggested that some folks would be useful to have the records of certain investigations disappear, which could happen in the tumult of a war. OTOH, having them fall into the hands of the ФСБ, …

It may be that certain people haven’t considered all the angles.

Hmmmm.

Covid 1, Biden 0

During the 2020 campaign, Joe Xiden said he knew how to shutdown the Wuhan virus and that he would do it. This week, His Fraudulency took his L and walked away from the fight. He told the nation’s governors there is “no federal solution” to Covid and pushed the problem off on them.

It turns out the only clothes our would-be emperor has is a mask, and it’s only for show.

His Lips Will Be Moving

It’s been announced that Joe Xiden plans to make a speech about the Administration’s plans for dealing with the omicron variant of the Wuhan virus.

So far, bloodletting only has applied figuratively to the public’s response to the Administration’s previous failings, and the only leeches involved have been some grifters running Covid-based scams.

But given the Administration’s apparent love for pseudoscience, …

Off-the-Shelf Solutions for a High-Class Problem

Folks at the Xiden White House have referred to inflation as a “high-class” problem. Now, when I took ECON 101 many decades ago, I was told that the cause of inflation was too much money chasing too few goods. Of course, the Build Back Better scam will pump even more fiat money into circulation, so that would suggest that inflation would accelerate even more if Xiden’s plan were to pass.

But what if all that money had no goods to chase after? Would that break the back of inflation? Is the supply chain disruption seen as so potentially beneficial by the people in the Administration that they’re willing to tolerate late delivery of their treadmills?

Or are they thinking at all?

Hmmmm.

Fiat Penuria

The Xiden Administration’s economic policies have resulted in the inflation rate rising to 6.8 percent for the 12 months ending this November. This has mostly been caused by executive actions such as the restrictions imposed on the oil and gas industries which turned America from a net exporter of energy products to a net importer.

But have no fear. This afternoon the President will sign another “executive
order on delivering the Government services and experience the American people expect and deserve.”

Fiat Penuria. Let there be scarcity.

Ipse Dixit

Joe Xiden has signed an so-called Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability requiring government agencies to do some difficult, if not impossible, things. For example,

Through a coordinated whole-of-government approach, the Federal Government shall use its scale and procurement power to achieve:

(ii)   100 percent zero-emission vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100 percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle acquisitions by 2027 …

Really? I wonder what a zero-emission replacement for the M1 Abrams tank would be like. Oh, look. I’m not the only one who thought of that. As we get toward the end of the rather long document, we find this.

Sec. 602. Exemption Authority.  …
(b)  The head of an agency may exempt from the provisions of this order any vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or non-road equipment that is used in combat support, combat service support, military tactical or relief operations, or training for such operations or spaceflight vehicles, including associated ground-support equipment.

So when something like Air Force One or the The Beast (the President’s limo) has to work, a carbon-emitting power system can be used.

The order also requires moving to carbon-free or carbon-neutral buildings and electric power generation. While in mentions nuclear power in passing, the clear emphasis is on less reliable sources such as wind and solar; solar is especially unreliable at night. Even if the power grid can be restructured around such sources, most non-electric light sources are carbon-emitters. (Q: What did the socialist use before candles? A: Electricity)

Is it 2025 yet?

The Second Buchanan Administration

I started off hoping that the Xiden Administration would only be like a third Obama term. Then, I hoped it would only be Carter Redux. Now, a second Buchanan administration is looking like a best case scenario.The Gentle Reader may remember that the Democrats were also engaged in the protection of slavery during the Buchanan Administration.

Another One Bites the Dust

Another of Joe Xiden’s lawless acts has been put on hold. A U. S. District Court in Kentucky has granted a preliminary injunction in Kentucky, et al. v. Biden, et al.

The Government is ENJOINED from enforcing the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Joe Xiden seems perplexed by the recent increase in gasoline prices. He seems to believe that oil and gas companies are responsible, so he’s asking the Federal Trade Commission to get involved.

In other news … Aljazeera is reporting that the Administration is directing the US Department of the Interior to begin a process that would prevent oil and gas drilling on federal lands within a 10-mile radius of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in addition to the park itself.