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.

I’ve Been Talking About the Xiden Administration’s Overreach

The OSHA vaccine mandate is a prime example of the current administration’s lawless behavior, and today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion to stay enforcement of the mandate pending further judicial review. OSHA has been ordered to take no further steps to implement or enforce the mandate.

Here’s the money quote from the court’s order—

The Mandate’s stated impetus—a purported “emergency” that the entire globe has now endured for nearly two years, and which OSHA itself spent nearly two months responding to—is unavailing as well. And its promulgation grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority.

The Left’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Monday was a bit of a rocky start with the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments about challenges to the Texas law that allows citizens to bring lawsuits against persons who perform abortions. Based on the justices’ questions, the case isn’t a slam dunk for either side. A win for the Left isn’t a gimme.

Tuesday was election day. The Democrats lost bigly in Virginia, and were reduced to referring to the first black woman to win state-wide office as a “white supremacist.” They lost a special election in Texas in a heavily Latino legislative district. Most stunning, they barely able to keep the vote within the margin of theft in New Jersey.

Wednesday, oral arguments in the challenge to the New York handgun permitting system were heard by the Supreme Court. Most commentators are projecting a 6 to 3 decision vindicating the petitioners’ Second Amendment rights. (I’m betting on 5 to 4.)

Thursday, the first actual arrest was made in the Russia Collusion Hoax case. The supporting indictment filed by Special Prosecutor John Durham paints a picture of collusion by the Clinton campaign with Russians.

Friday, was the day that Nancy Pelosi was going give Joe Xiden a win by passing his more-than-a-trillion dollar “infrastructure” bill. She failed to do so, and also failed to move the legislation for the Build Back Better scam either.

And that’s just some of what went right this week.

UPDATE—Well, well, well … Mrs. Pelosi did move some legislation. She did get the Senate’s version of the infrastructure bill through 228 to 206 (7 not voting). 13 Republicans voted for the bill: Katko, Bacon, Van Drew, Young, Upton, Kinzinger, Gonzalez, Fitzpatrick, Reed, Gabarino, Malliotakis, McKinley, and Smith of New Jersey. Pelosi couldn’t have pulled this off without that Republican support. It will be interesting to see how many of these congresscritters are reelected.

Everything Is Proceeding As I Have Foreseen

Since the beginning of the Xiden Administration, I’ve been writing about how the Democrats would wind up failing because their unnecessary overreach would trigger a rebellion among Americans. Don Surber has a post up reviewing the Peoples’ response to their elected government. Things are beginning to become more than interesting.

Read the whole thing.

Buchanan’s Second Term?

It’s being reported John Kerry has said that Joe Xiden was surprised by the French being upset with the AUKUS submarine deal which resulted in the Aussies canceling an order for French boats worth over 50 billion dollars.

The Gentle Reader may remember that one of Xiden’s selling points during the last election was his supposed expertise in foreign affairs.

It’s clear that expecting Carter’s second term was much too optimistic. Let’s pray that we still manage to avoid Buchanan’s.

Pushback

The Xiden administration announced today that it will sue Texas over the SB8 abortion law, and His Fraudulency himself announce a package of patently illegal and unconstitutional Wuhan-Virus-related mandates and rules to promulgated.

This evening multiple state governors have announced their intentions to sue the federal government to protect their states’ citizens from Joe Xiden’s lawlessness.

UPDATE—The list as of 9 pm ET:
South Dakota
Texas
South Carolina
Oklahoma
Alabama
Wyoming
Tennessee
Nebraska
Idaho
Iowa
Georgia
Missouri
Arizona
Mississippi
Utah
Indiana

UPDATE 2—More States:
Florida
Montana
North Dakota
Arkansas

UPDATE 3—
West Virginia
Alaska

It Isn’t Exactly An Abuse of Authority

Most of the Wuhan Virus mandates announced today by Joe Xiden are being denounced as abuses of authority. However, one cannot abuse authority one does not have.

Usurping authority one does not have is arrogance.

Xiden has set himself—and the country—up for another failure.

A Phone Call With A Foreign Leader

Reuters reports the transcript of Joe Xiden’s  23 July phone call with Afghan President Ghani contains the following—

Biden: Mr. President, Joe Biden.

Ghani: Of course, Mr. President, such a pleasure to hear your voice.

Biden: You know, I am a moment late. But I mean it sincerely. Hey look, I want to make it clear that I am not a military man any more than you are, but I have been meeting with our Pentagon folks, and our national security people, as you have with yours and ours, and as you know and I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things aren’t going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban. And there’s a need, whether it’s true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.

Wow! It’s a good thing he didn’t ask Ghani to do something such as conducting an investigation. That would have been an impeachable high crime or misdemeanor.

Everything Is Proceeding As I Have Foreseen

I wish I were wrong, but I’m not.

I understand the frustration of the actual warriors feel because of the incompetence of the the generals and admirals who are supposed to be leading them. I turned down a promotion to major and left the Army Reserve rather than continue to serve under Carter’s Pentagon crowd.

I foresee that Carter’s second term was much too optimistic an expectation for the Xiden Administration. Let’s pray that we can still avoid the likes of Buchanan’s second term.