If OSHA Rules Employee Vaccine Is Mandatory, Which “Rule” Would Stand: State or Federal Law?

This question is on the lips of every unvaccinated American! Two states’ governors have already thumbed their noses at the “pending” Biden vaccine mandate declaring not only with they NOT enforce such a mandate, but will preclude any agency or company within their states from mandating ANY employee vaccination contingency for employment.

Multiple companies around the nation quickly fell in line and issued such mandates for employees. Multiple courts in multiple jurisdictions have already weighed in on lawsuits challenging these mandates. Decisions vary, as one can imagine. Plainly stated, there are NO clear-cut legal conclusions that can be easily found to support either side of this issue. But if one listens to President Biden, Democrat leaders in Congress, and even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, all that’s necessary for ANY presidential mandate to bear the unfettered backing of U.S. Law is for it to be stated or written and released! But that is simply not the case — no matter what President Biden has represented in that television press announcement or any subsequent briefs or conversations.

The Basis For COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

President Joe Biden uses what one court opinion called “the most dramatic weapon in OSHA’s enforcement arsenal” to back up his COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more workers.

But relying on this bureaucratic weapon could be a risky strategy in the face of litigation threats since courts have struck down all or part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency regulations in four of the six legal challenges so far.

Biden mentioned OSHA’s role Thursday in a speech promoting the need for Americans to get COVID-19 vaccinations during a trip to Elk Grove Village, Illinois, near Chicago.

“The unvaccinated overcrowd our hospitals [and] overrun emergency rooms and intensive care units,” Biden told his audience. “The unvaccinated patients are leaving no room for someone with a heart attack or a cancer operation and so much more because they can’t get into the ICU, can’t get into the operating room.”

“The unvaccinated also put our economy at risk because people are reluctant to go out,” the President said.

Biden said the Labor Department, which includes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, would “shortly issue an emergency rule” to enforce the vaccine mandate for Americans whose employers have more than 99 full-time workers on the payroll.

The President, who asked for the OSHA regulation on Sept. 9, said Thursday that a previous mandate imposed on federal employees had a significant impact.

“Here’s the deal: These requirements are already proving that they work,” Biden said. “Starting in July, when I announced the first vaccination requirement for the federal government, about 95 million eligible Americans were unvaccinated. Today, we [have] reduced that number to 67 [million] eligible Americans who aren’t vaccinated.”

The President also said that public and private sector employers already imposed vaccine mandates, including colleges and universities, spurred a dramatic increase in COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Vaccination requirements result in more people getting vaccinated,” Biden said.

Three Conditions in Law

U.S. deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2021, at 353,000, already have surpassed COVID-19 deaths for the entirety of 2020, when a total of 352,000 died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Before OSHA issued an emergency COVID-19 regulation for health care workers in June, the agency’s last emergency regulation was struck down in court in 1984.

Under the 1970 statute creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency must publish a long-term rule within six months to supersede any temporary emergency standard. Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which established OSHA as part of the Labor Department to regulate workplace safety. The law explicitly allows OSHA to impose immediately an emergency, temporary standard – which bureaucrats call an ETS – in a process that bypasses the sometimes lengthy procedures and reviews in rulemaking.

However, the law also places three conditions on the agency’s capacity to impose such a regulation, according to a recent study by the Congressional Research Service, which produces reports for Congress.

  1. The first condition is that employees are being exposed to “grave danger.”
  2. The second is that an emergency standard from the government is necessary to protect employees from such danger.
  3. The third is that the rule is feasible for employers to implement.

Under the Administrative Procedure Act, an executive branch agency must allow 30 days for public comment after placing a proposed regulation in the Federal Register. Objectors to the regulation may call for a public hearing.

Vulnerable in the Courts’

In 1983, OSHA issued a temporary emergency standard lowering the permissible exposure limit to asbestos. The agency claimed that 80 workers would die from exposure to the substance over six months if the rule weren’t in place.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not buy the government’s argument, however. In the case of Asbestos Information Association v. OSHA, the federal appeals court invalidated OSHA’s emergency temporary standard, partially because the agency did not provide sufficient support for its claim.

Former Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia told Fox News that the Biden administration should allow public comment given significant questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rule.

“In terms of using this emergency process with no comment, it has been used for benzine and asbestos. I believe in both of those cases, they were not able to sustain the rule,” Scalia said Sept. 13.

Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, added:

These emergency standards in the past, when they’ve been adopted by the Labor Department, have proved to be very vulnerable in the courts, which I think is part of the reason you’re hearing the criticisms now. Workers and businesses have a lot of questions about how this is going to be implemented, what the exact requirements are going to be, and it would be better if the Labor Department would give people a chance to provide their input.

Establishing ‘Grave Danger’

In the 1984 asbestos case, the 5th Circuit determined that OSHA would have fallen short of proving the necessity for the emergency standard, primarily because it duplicated the agency’s existing requirements on respirators.  The appeals court ruled that “fear of a successful judicial challenge to enforcement of OSHA’s permanent standard regarding respirator use hardly justifies resort to the most dramatic weapon in OSHA’s enforcement arsenal.”

On average, OSHA regulations take 39 months to be fully implemented, according to a 2012 Government Accountability Office sampling of 59 rules.

If the goal is to push an executive branch mandate for COVID-19 vaccines in many workplaces, it’s understandable why the Biden administration chose this route. But for the vaccine mandate to hold up in court, the administration must meet the burden of proof based on the law’s requirements.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the meaning of “grave danger” to employees is not defined either in statute or regulation. The lack of a definition opens the way for the courts to decide on a case-by-case basis.

Even if the federal government can prove a “grave danger” to employees, it must establish the necessity of bypassing the regular rulemaking procedures.

OSHA put nine emergency regulations in place between 1971 and 1983. According to the Congressional Research Service, most dealt with workplace hazards such as asbestos, carcinogens, and chemical exposure. A 1976 rule governing “diving operations” was the subject of a lawsuit by a company that works in deep-water ports.

Of those nine emergency rules, only three were not challenged in court. In a 1973 case on an emergency regulation regarding 14 carcinogens, the court upheld the rule for 12 and vacated it for the two others. That same year, the courts vacated an emergency regulation on pesticides containing organophosphorus particles.

In all, courts vacated four of OSHA’s emergency standards and halted enforcement of two in 1976 and 1977.

What the Law Allows

Congress did not grant the Occupational Safety and Health Administration the authority to mandate vaccines, according to a pending report by two Heritage Foundation researchers -Doug Badger, senior fellow for domestic policy studies, and Paul Larkin, a senior legal research fellow. (Heritage is the parent organization of The Daily Signal.)

“If you look at the statute itself, it talks about toxic substances or chemicals employees would be exposed to,” Badger told The Daily Signal in an interview Thursday. “I’ve heard this called a testing mandate with a vaccine opt-out. But either way, the statute doesn’t allow OSHA to mandate either testing or a vaccine.”

The pending report from Badger and Larkin notes OSHA adopted a rule on bloodborne pathogens that include requiring employers to offer a vaccine against the bloodborne pathogens, known as the Hepatitis B vaccine. However, that rule doesn’t require medical workers to get vaccinated, and an employee may opt out after signing a statement that they are aware the vaccine is being offered.

The report adds:

Moreover, in 2000, Congress passed the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act to force OSHA to adopt stricter regulations to prevent the workplace transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Notably, Congress did not demand that anyone be vaccinated against Hepatitis B in addition to or in lieu of the newly imposed additional safety precautions.

“In any case, Congress explicitly authorized that vaccination policy,” Badger said, in contrast to what Biden is attempting to do.

Summary

Here’s the danger ahead for President Biden. He has already drawn the proverbial “line in the sand” between the American People and the White House. He did so with little (if any at all) discussion with Constitutional experts regarding IF COVID-19 vaccine mandates could withstand legal challenges that are certain if such a rule is issued. But, more importantly, that “line in the sand” is a “slap in the faces” of every American.

In 1986 as part of the Balanced Budget Act passed by Congress, the “HIPPA Rule” was set in place to protect Americans regarding ALL information about their individual health information. This regulation requires you to fill out HIPPA release forms every time you visit a doctor. You legally authorize the doctor and/or his staff to make your specific health information to others involved in your treatment. Without that, your medical records could legally go NOWHERE or even be discussed with NO ONE but your treating physician.

“How does that pertain to a vaccine mandate?”

It may NOT be in the same bucket as the HIPPA Rule. But it certainly draws a line between American individuals and who can legally obtain any American’s health information of any kind without the expressed authorization to do so in writing.

Additionally, the Attorneys General and well over a dozen states have already declared their readiness to file lawsuits against the Biden Administration immediately upon any Rule, Presidential Executive Order, or even a law passed in Congress that mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for any Americans as a pre-condition to any and all provisions guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.

Let’s be practical and honest: even IF such a mandate is issued by either OSHA, any state government, or even by President Biden or Congress, any such regulation will initiate immediate and massive numbers of federal lawsuits based on the violation of an individual’s right. And such litigation would undoubtedly block implementing any such order, rule, or law for at least two years, if not longer.

NOTE: It is probable that the President making his television statement about his “pending” vaccine mandate that “is” to be implemented by OSHA is little more than a press release to scare unvaccinated Americans into going ahead and getting a vaccination. If so, it’s been successful! Millions of Americans have done just that.

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The Era of “Prosecutors” Doing Their Job Is History

Ever wonder why President Biden doesn’t take questions very often? Or more accurately, why his staff doesn’t allow him to take questions? The easy lay-up handed to him about an altercation between an activist organization and Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema offers a perfect example.

Biden was asked whether he believes it was appropriate for immigration activists to follow Sinema into a women’s restroom and film her. The President, who could have resoundingly condemned the behavior using the podium of the presidency of the United States, chose not to. In fact, he passively endorsed the activists’ conduct by saying that “it happens to everybody” and that “the only people it doesn’t happen to are people who have Secret Service around them.” Biden ended his statement by saying, “it’s part of the process.”

What part of the “process,” exactly, is he referring to? Is filming women in a private restroom simply a procedural hang-up when trying to pass massive legislation? Biden is not only telling on himself here but is revealing a lot about an activist base that sees burning buildings and harassing senators in private restrooms as the only way to move the political needle. Or perhaps Joe Biden, with his history of quips about “garden variety slaps” and grabbing women to sniff their hair in front of the entire country, is just an old-school degenerate who has found his way to the leader of the free world.

Biden apparently believes that if harassing a senator intimidates her into voting for the President’s landmark legislation, then said harassment is not only acceptable, it’s encouraged. But Sinema doesn’t seem like the type to be intimidated. This incident is part of a long-standing pattern that includes both the Democratic party’s attitude towards these tactics and a willing media that also believes Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar agenda justifies harassment.

Feminists remain silent, as do Sinema’s colleagues in Congress. The media simply looks the other way. This political apparatus encouraged the torching of buildings in Ferguson and Kenosha, and to this day still makes quips about Sen. Rand Paul’s broken ribs and collapsed lung at the hands of his neighbor.

Last week, Rolling Stone magazine published a piece calling on West Virginia senator Joe Manchin to avoid the end of all life on Earth as we know it by voting for Joe Biden’s spending package. If you subscribe to that kind of hysteria, then a few harsh words directed in a bathroom are pretty insignificant. It’s why the Steve Scalise shooting was out of the news in a weekend.

That’s the problem with Biden’s failure to fully condemn this behavior. This weekend, it’s invading the privacy of a female senator, while the media chuckles under their breaths. Next weekend, it’s a deranged supporter who believes a couple of senators are responsible for Armageddon. Allowing this kind of conduct to proliferate, we have been told for four years, will lead to more escalation and violence. Biden blew it, and Sen. Sinema’s colleagues should be ashamed of themselves.

It’s Not Just Biden

Stop for a moment: in today’s United States government across the nation, thousands of those “in charge” — governors, mayors, chiefs of police, state legislators, and even city council members — are sidestepping the Rule of Law along with modesty in communication with others and some modicum of civility to promote a political atmosphere completely void of simple human dignity. In fact, each of those guilty in this has voluntarily chosen to enter the fray that few will deny has swallowed our nation. Lawlessness in the streets, gunfights, stabbings, armed robberies, B&E’s, grand theft, and busted drug transactions used to dominate our news cycle, especially on a local level. Those types of happenings are still seen and read about daily. Of late, however, it seems that only the most egregious and heinous are taken seriously enough to really “report” on. It’s too easy to sign up for a cush job that gives one time to surf the net, blog, tweet, and buy Christmas presents from Amazon before it’s too late.

There’s not only NO Joe Biden condemnation for these lawless acts and hundreds more. Joe’s personal diminish of the seriousness of these justifies these acts and others as being “just part of the deal.” The “deal?” He’s referring to “life in America:” you know, that state of utopia which every human will do pretty much anything to own.

Meanwhile, Joe “fiddles” while America burns. Nero didn’t have an exclusive on that honor. Take Chi-town, for example.

Chicago

According to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, what happens between consenting adults is a completely private matter. How so? When five gangsters were arrested for holding a public gunfight in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood last week, shooting more than 70 rounds at each other in all, she decided to let them go without charges.  After all, as her office explained to police, it was a quarrel between “mutual combatants !”

Even Chicago’s leftist mayor, Lori Lightfoot, is a bit uncomfortable with this decision.

“I believe that there are charges that can be brought at a minimum against the individuals who initiated the gunfire,” said Lightfoot. “We can’t live in a world where there’s no accountability.”

But she’s wrong — some people not only can live in that world, but they want to. This is the new brand of “progressive prosecutor” — the kind of leftist who will scream, shout, and pump the fist for gun control laws only to let known violent criminals violate those exact laws with total impunity.

Thanks in some large part to Foxx, Chicago has no safe neighborhoods left. Ken Griffin, Chicago’s wealthiest resident, has said that “Chicago is like Afghanistan on a good day, and that’s a problem.” He is talking about picking up his multibillion-dollar hedge fund and leaving for someplace where financial managers are actually willing to live. He also took it personally when someone “tried to carjack the security detail” outside his home, because it’s become that bad.

It’s Happening Through Prosecutors Everywhere

It’s really quite simple to explain what has happened. Wealthy leftist donors such as George Soros have decided they find it amusing to endanger Chicagoans and the inhabitants of other major cities by funding the campaigns of incompetent, dishonest, soft-on-crime district attorneys such as Foxx, Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner, Baltimore’s Marilyn Mosby, and others. Based on the spike in violent crime over which these Soros DAs have presided, it seems safe to say that this project is making America’s cities uninhabitable again.

So-called “Soros prosecutors” are also dropping charges and releasing violent, hardened career criminals into San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and other increasingly undesirable cities. The result has been a national crime wave disproportionately concentrated in those cities. This is a major reason why there were so many additional black lives that ended violently in 2020, as the FBI’s latest data indicate. This is where soft-on-crime liberals are taking the country.

The formula for reducing crime is well-known. In the 1990s, a lawless New York City was brought under control through proactive policing and strict enforcement. Crime plummeted because criminals knew they would be caught and caged. And many of those who would have been out committing violent crimes were too busy serving their prison sentences to re-offend.

Today, so-called “progressive prosecutors” are doing the opposite, giving criminals free rein in their cities. Voters living under their misrule need to take their heads out of the sand. Their communities and their investments therein are currently at risk and rapidly losing value thanks to the attitudes and actions of the liberal Democrats they stubbornly and stupidly keep electing to coddle criminals. Their cities are becoming unsafe and unpleasant, and people are increasingly looking for greener pastures.

If Chicagoans want to keep sending their populations west and driving up property values in cities like Mesa, Provo, and Boise, then they are doing exactly what they need to do.

On the other hand, if they want their own cities to thrive — or even to survive, perhaps — they need to start electing prosecutors who actually, you know, prosecute criminals.

Accountability

Here’s the largest universal contributor to this “new” way of looking by many of those in political power today: from the White House to governors’ mansions, to City Hall, and even to those Justices of the Peace. “We live in a new day; a new era. We need to expect people across the nation to think differently, choose differently, and operate their lives differently from those who are products of the twentieth century.”

Therefore, in these leaders’ minds, there’s no longer the need to hold offenders accountable. After all, they’re just trying to find their way to make their lives as good as possible. Therefore, the old “fly by the seat of your pants” mantra certainly applies today.

It makes NO difference if it’s illegal immigrants who “might” be diseased, “might” have criminal backgrounds, “might” be running from the law in their home countries, that “might” be bringing children of others to the U.S. for the purpose of the sex trade or trafficking. Their just doing the best they can to just “get along.”

Summary

If no one is held accountable for the wrongs they commit, how can there possibly be a good ending to all this? The answer: there will NOT be a good ending. With this kind of prosecutor with the sole responsibility of holding law offenders accountable, the actions by those listed above are little more than gasoline on the fire of lawlessness. No wonder crime is soaring across the nation. No state, no city, and no town have an exemption from this.

“Do you think it can possibly get worse?”

A better question might be, “Do you think we can possibly STOP IT?”

I’ll respond in this way: as long as the U.S. has a president who literally suborns lawlessness by his words and actions; as long as governors take the laws of their states and shred them without consideration of what doing so will mean to citizens they govern; as long as members of Congress are driven solely by a selfish hunger to accumulate as much as possible while in office while keeping those actions secret; as long as the Department of Justice sits quietly while lawlessness among those elected D.C. politicians and appointed bureaucrats escalates each year, the environment detailed above will not only continue but will escalate to new heights of hatred, divisiveness, animus between Americans than ever seen before.

It’s probably going to continue on the same crooked path at the same pace accomplishing the same objectives unless, and until, it is stopped.

Doing so will take change. Change is the only way to stop this across-the-board insanity.

Remember this: “Nothing changes if Nothing changes.”

The only way to change the negative results that arise from specific actions is to change those actions.

Do Americans have the will for that? That’s the ONLY important decision to be made.

Note: This morning at 9:00 AM Central on “TNN Live!” Nurse “Dani” will visit us in our first hour. You don’t want to miss her!  Nurse Dani is a certified Pediatric Registered Nurse and mom of 2.  After 16 years as a nurse and 20 years serving in the medical field, she has quit her job because of the vaccine mandate. She knows the vaccine is unsafe and ineffective, not safe and effective as Big Gov / Big Media / Big Pharma / Big Tech would love to convince you.

Nurse Dani has experience in pediatric inpatient care, Operating Room, PICU, and for over 9 years, has been a Perioperative nurse at NEMOURS Children’s hospital. She can tell your audience what it has been like inside a hospital as a nurse after the Covid scare starting in 2020. She’s the epitome of a nursing “expert.”

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Who Is Firing Back at Biden For His “Pending” Mandatory Vaccinations Decree?

When President Biden stood before a microphone and announced his mandatory vaccine policy to be implemented by OSHA, he may not have known the fire he would start immediately upon uttering those words. But make no mistake about it: the “MAN-VAX War” is on!

I know: two things that are barely mentioned and that most Americans do not understand is that even his stated target is employers with 100 or more workers. His REAL target is YOU and ME!

The second thing he did NOT include in his “MAN-VAX War” mandate was it secretly indemnifies employees of the White House, members of Congress, and their staffs!

“I thought he announced that all such corporations and ALL federal employees are required to vaccinate?” Those were his words. But that’s all they were: “Words.” Endowed elitists who are so fortunate to serve in the White House and the Congress get a pass. But forget about the lowly plebes that struggle in the Heartland to “make it.” We don’t count.

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey  responded to President Biden’s new COVID-19 mandates, calling his administration “dictatorial” and these latest maneuvers “another egregious big government overreach.”

“Joe Biden has failed us on COVID. He ran for office on a promise to ‘shut down the virus.’ He has failed on this, much as he has failed on the border crisis and in Afghanistan. So now, President Biden’s plan is to shut down freedom.

“COVID-19 is a contagious disease, it is still with us and it will be for the foreseeable future. President Biden’s solution is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way.

“Today marks another egregious big government overreach robbing Arizonans and all Americans of their fundamental rights to make their own decisions about their health and the health of their children.

“President Biden’s dictatorial approach is wrong, un-American and will do far more harm than good. How many workers will be displaced? How many kids kept out of classrooms? How many businesses fined?

“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective tools to prevent the disease, but getting the vaccine is and should be a choice.

“These mandates are outrageous. They will never stand up in court. We must and will push back.”

CASPER, WY — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon pushed back on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates in a release.

Our Constitution was written and fought for to protect our liberties as American citizens. This administration’s latest pronouncement demonstrates its complete disregard for the rule of law and the freedoms individuals and private companies enjoy under our Constitution. In Wyoming, we believe that government must be held in check.

I have asked the Attorney General to stand prepared to take all actions to oppose this administration’s unconstitutional overreach of executive power. It has no place in America. Not now, and not ever.”LINCOLN, NE — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) on Sunday said his attorney general and officials from other states are looking into how they can “attack” President Biden’s new vaccine mandate in court.

LINCOLN, NE —

“I’ve been talking to my attorney general, he is coordinating with the other attorneys general across the country who share similar views about the overreach,” Ricketts told Chris Wallace during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

“As we see what these rules are we will be able to know exactly how we will be able to challenge them in court. I’m also talking with my colleagues around the country as well the other governors who feel the way I do, and we’ll be working on other strategies,” he added.

These three governors were among the first of 19 governors to summarily blast the Biden authoritarian move to mandate employee vaccinations. Of course, he did NOT test the power of HIS authority to declare such a mandate. He found a loophole: he “instructed,” OSHA to issue a “Rule” that would include the vaccine mandate. As expected, the uproar against this Nazi-style government overreach has set the U.S. on fire, with several million Americans already pushing back.

The Governors of Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming have all expressed their defiance of Biden’s announcement since the announcement.

ATLANTA, GA —

PIERRE, SD —

Hospitals Step-Up Mandatory Vaccine Madness Going After Hospital Spouses!

The largest health system in Louisiana will start fining employees hundreds of dollars a month if they are married to an unvaccinated person.

“The reality is the cost of treating COVID-19 particularly for patients requiring intensive inpatient care, is expensive, and we spent more than $9 million on COVID care for those who are covered on our health plans over the last year,” CEO of Ochsner Health, Warner Thomas said in an interview with one New Orleans news outlet.

Ochsner Health will start charging employees $200 per month, or $100 per pay period if their spouse or partner is unvaccinated. The “spousal COVID vaccine fee” will begin in 2022, and Thomas said it is not a mandate, saying non-employed spouses and domestic partners can select a health plan outside the Ochsner’s offerings.

“This is not a mandate as non-employed spouses, and domestic partners can choose to select a health plan outside of Ochsner Health offerings,” Thomas said. The fee only applies to domestic partners or spouses, not other dependents such as children, who are covered by the employee’s health insurance.

The announcement was met with condemnation by some on social media, including the Young Americans for Liberty, a libertarian student activism organization.

“This is a taste of what’s coming. There is no end to the madness. Brace,” YAL’s official Twitter account posted.

The rollout of vaccine mandates in hospitals is spurring nurses and other healthcare workers across the country to quit their jobs or face termination over their refusal to comply with the rules. Protests have also formed in recent weeks with healthcare workers holding signs reading phrases such as, “We are still essential,” “Say no to vaccines and yes to freedom of choice,” “Healthcare Heroes” demand medical freedom,” and “Don’t fire last years’ heroes.”

“We were celebrated last year,” Indiana nurse Adara Allen told Fox News this week. “But a few nurses did end up leaving due to [the hospital] not accepting their medical issues or having a reaction or adverse effect to the first dose of the covid vaccine.” Allen was told to no longer come into her hospital in Indianapolis over refusing the vaccine during her high-risk pregnancy.

Summary

When you think our government can’t do anything MORE preposterous than what we’ve seen, they take their oppressive actions against the people one more step higher! And even the private sector — Oschner — is finding ways to intrude in greater ways into our lives. So the natural thing to ask today is, “What will the Biden Administration do next?”

Don’t think it can’t get deep and more egregious. I’m certain there is more nastiness to come. Why would I say that? Have you followed what’s happening in Australia?

“Australian riot police fired rubber bullets to dispel a crowd of people demonstrating against Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown.

More than 200 people were arrested after projectiles thrown by demonstrators injured two officers on Wednesday.

Police were pelted with golf balls, batteries, and bottles during what was the third consecutive day of demonstrations against the COVID restrictions.

The protests defied stay-at-home orders following a two-week closure of building sites in an effort to rein in infections, which have risen in the state of Victoria.

Vaccines have been made mandatory for construction workers and authorities closed construction sites from Tuesday, citing non-compliance with coronavirus rules.

Police are preparing to face more demonstrations in the coming days, deputy commissioner Ross Guenther said, before adding that the motives of some protesters appeared unclear.”

These Aussies are the folks that are calm and gentile and are certainly not prone to violence. If you are interested in what it looks like, do an internet search: “COVID violence in protests over Australian lockdown and mandates.” Look for Sky News reports. It will shock you.

President Biden has only scratched the surface of seizing power from the People. It may appear to you that these moves for more control of Americans have been a slow trek over 18 months. They may have come slowly, but they have — from the beginning — been a stealthy and deliberate process to lull Americans to sleep.

Their government implemented the same attempts against the Australian people. Their angst against their leaders finally reached a boiling point.

Will those same things happen here?

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COVID-19 With Open Borders: Joe Biden’s “Perfect Storm”

It’s certainly politically expedient for politicians to pounce on one specific error with their opponent’s policies to gain position in an upcoming election. And, currently, the U.S. political “atmosphere” is immersed in a multitude of such political opportunities — especially for Republicans. We have the Afghanistan aftermath that worsens daily now that there are numerous Americans still hiding in Afghanistan in fear for their lives. Additionally, the “Bidenflation” roars ever upward daily because of the egregious financial policies of this president. Add to that the increasing numbers of companies either closing or forced partial operations because of Biden’s federal unemployment benefits, incentivizing employees staying at home. Two of the most massive spending initiatives in U.S. history still dominate discussions surrounding Congress.

Then are the two items that each alone could destroy the nation. But in union with each other, this president finds himself on a fishing boat trying to find a way back to the harbor to escape the “Perfect Storm” — a storm of his own making.

COVID-19 With Open Borders

Eight months into the Biden administration, the president’s border crisis has become far more than a national-security, humanitarian, and constitutional crisis. It represents one of the most substantial public-health crises facing the United States as we struggle to recover from the pandemic. Driven by politics and ideological animus, the administration remains committed to a nonsensical, inconsistent, and anti-science open-borders agenda that not only encourages record levels of illegal immigration but also needlessly jeopardizes the lives of American citizens.

Earlier this year, NBC reported that the Biden administration was releasing illegal aliens who later tested positive for COVID-19. Then, Fox News reported that more than 7,000 COVID-positive illegal aliens had been released into McAllen, Texas, from February to August 1, including more than 1,500 in just one week, causing cities such as McAllen and Laredo to declare a state of emergency.

And it gets worse daily!

In short, the administration is knowingly seeding border towns and cities with individuals who are actively carrying and transmitting the virus — people who have defied our laws and broken into our country while ignoring almost all basic guidance concerning COVID-19.

They travel through COVID hotspots, often jammed into overcrowded stash houses for days or even weeks with no medical attention or adequate PPE, recklessly endangering the health of our citizens, law-enforcement personnel, and the migrants themselves. Thirty-two Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel have died in the line of duty from COVID — nine of them from the Border Patrol. Since the pandemic began, thousands of CBP personnel have been quarantined, degrading CBP’s ability to operate. In contrast, many others have been placed in intensive care at local hospitals, fighting for their lives.

But the Biden administration hasn’t let data, public health, or countless COVID-related deaths slow down its “America-last” agenda. On the contrary, it continues to openly contradict and undermine the CDC’s guidance under Title 42, which clearly states that the current surge of illegal aliens “migrating through Canada and Mexico into the United States creates danger of introducing COVID-19 into the United States.

Under the Trump administration, immigration officials implemented the CDC’s order with the purpose and understanding that it would save countless American lives. There were no “carve-outs” to please any political faction. CBP puts the health and safety of Americans first. President Biden, however, has refused from his first day in office to apply Title 42 to unaccompanied children (UACs) infected with COVID, although the overwhelming majority of UACs are 15 to 17 years of age and can carry the virus. The result has been more than 100,000 apprehensions of UACs in the first six months of 2021 — the highest total in American history. Most of them have subsequently been released into the U.S.

Under the direction of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a 17-year-old from anywhere in the world who illegally crosses our southwest border will be released and transported to any city in the U.S. where they can find a “sponsor,” regardless of their COVID status.

Yet while the country is navigating new COVID variants and rising infections while praying for another “lull,” the Biden administration continues to play a dangerous political game with American lives. As the Rio Grande Valley area reported a 900 percent increase in COVID cases, the administration continues releasing, on average, 80 percent of the families illegally entering the U.S. This fiscal year, Mayorkas has directed the release of more than 200,000 family members into local communities without testing for COVID, forcing those communities to take on the responsibility. McAllen and local NGOs were forced to establish temporary shelters to address the massive flood of illegal aliens into their communities. McAllen’s mayor declared the city overwhelmed and overcapacity. The COVID-positive rate among the illegal aliens released into McAllen is 15 percent. Secretary Mayorkis on Thursday put the number of immigrants with COVID and other diseases at 20 percent. Yet, the release of illegals to towns and cities across the southern border continues. But, the distribution of COVID to the nation received added fuel with the recent flood of Haitian immigrants at the border who have joined their fellow Central American immigrants in DHS “distribution” to towns and cities in all parts of the nation.

We saw the thousands of illegal aliens detained living under that bridge in Del Rio, Texas, in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions, because CBP lacked the capacity to hold them anywhere else. This example is just one of the intense “super-spreader” events we know are happening across the entire southern border. Other pictures from inside CBP facilities show illegal aliens crammed into small areas like sardines, creating what amounts to an active COVID petri dish.

But, remember, the consequences of Biden’s border crisis are not limited to border towns or facilities. Illegal aliens are daily being resettled into neighborhoods across the country at U.S. taxpayer expense. A chilling line from the NBC report, quoting an illegal alien who tested positive upon release by CBP, demonstrates the national scope of this troubling reality: “‘Right now we were tested for COVID, and they separated about eight of us because we were positive. We are waiting right now.’ She was waiting to catch a bus to Houston.

After dismantling the effective policies implemented under the Trump administration — which created the most secure border in our lifetime — the Biden administration has opened our borders to illegal aliens carrying the most destructive virus in a century.

The Biden administration is actively importing COVID cases into the United States while pushing new mask and vaccine mandates that are already forcing massive job layoffs, terminations, and volunteers quitting because of vaccine hesitance.

This certainly flies in the face of the president’s constant calls to  “follow the science.” Since the 2020 campaign, Americans have been told that Joe Biden respects “science and the scientists.” “We should listen to the scientists, not to the president,” he gravely intoned in a CNN town hall on September 17, 2020. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tweeted, “Tell the truth, follow the science, work together.” Visitors to the White House website will find a memorandum on “Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking.” It sounds like the president literally didn’t get the memo.

Ellen Carmichael, who penned a passionate and eloquent takedown of the Biden administration’s unscientific travel ban last month for National Review, points out the inconsistency of the policy: “To reenter the U.S., American citizens and legal residents only need to show an airline representative a current negative COVID-19 test. Apparently, the Biden administration believes an identical test administered to a European yields a false result.”

But it gets worse: Starting in early November, the U.S. will require foreign air passengers entering the country to be fully vaccinated. The problem is, the U.S. has yet to approve mixing COVID-19 vaccines.

Absurdity has reached new heights. The Biden administration’s position is that travelers from the U.K. and the EU, many of whom have been vaccinated or come from nations with reasonable health-care infrastructure, may not come to the U.S., even if they test negative for COVID. The administration has also kept our borders with Mexico, and Canada closed for “non-essential” cross-border traffic, an issue adversely affecting border communities and prompting bipartisan action from officials such as Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas).

Their outrage comes from the inconsistent, seemingly illogical application of restrictions against the backdrop of these open-border policies. A fully vaccinated Mexican citizen coming to a legal point of entry is forbidden to enter, but an illegal alien family with COVID is rapidly released into the U.S. The administration will fly illegal aliens across the country on commercial airlines, even if their health status is unclear.

According to the Reuters COVID-19 Tracker, COVID cases are spiking across Central and South America, the region driving the mass increase in illegal immigration. In Honduras, infections are at 99 percent of peak rate, with not even 10 percent of Hondurans vaccinated. Cases in Guatemala are around 72 percent of the peak rate, with even fewer individuals vaccinated than in Honduras (about 7.2 percent). Only about 3 percent of Nicaragua’s population has received a vaccine.

Meanwhile, cases in the U.K. are falling, and more than 64 percent of the population is vaccinated. Cases are also falling in countries such as the Netherlands, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. Even in European nations where cases are rising, either the rate is low (Germany, 9 percent of peak rate; Poland, less than 1 percent of peak rate) or at least half the population is vaccinated. And, this past week, Sweden and Norway joined forces to remove government-mandated COVID restrictions: TOTALLY!

Summary

The Biden administration has sparked an unprecedented crisis on our southern border. It has undone the effective policies of the previous administration that created the most secure border in American history. Not only do the massive numbers of illegal aliens being apprehended at the border every month overwhelm our Border Patrol, but many are subsequently released into the interior because CBP does not have the capacity to detain, process, and deport them.

While President Biden obviously intends to ratchet up COVID restrictions even further on American citizens and American businesses, it is apparent he plans to continue allowing the mass distribution of illegal immigrants to towns and cities all across America with NO consideration or communication with local and state government officials before transporting these illegals to their locations! And this is happening without COVID testing of any illegals before transporting them away from the border.

Americans are sick of all this, but especially ill because of the healthcare hypocrisy in the Biden Administration that puts every American’s life in danger. Hundreds of thousands of illegals have been spread across the nation since January 20. And that has happened with NO knowledge of the health status of these immigrants and with NO notice to on-site authorities before their release.

Many Americans are convinced Joe Biden prefers “citizens of the World” over “citizens of the United States.” His actions certainly confirm that. And has authorities from Central America informed U.S. Border Patrol, a convoy of 80,000 immigrants are headed to our southern border in one big clump!

Ah…their arrival here will be the eye of Joe Biden’s “Perfect Storm.”

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Joe Biden Doesn’t Have a Clue!

President Joe Biden’s presidency is not going as smoothly as he probably hoped it would. Only 43% of respondents in a survey conducted between Sept. 13-19 believe the phrase “mentally sharp” describes Biden “well.” This represents an 11-point drop from March when Pew found 54% of respondents said “mentally sharp” was a fitting descriptor for the president.

On top of the border crisis, cratering approval numbers, infighting among congressional Democrats, incompetent federal health officials bumbling their way through the coronavirus pandemic, and the chaotic, disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan, there’s also a growing consensus the president is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, according to new Pew Research Center polling data. A majority of respondents (56%) in Pew’s most recent survey said “mentally sharp” either describes him as “not at all well” or “not too well.”

As if the steep decline in public opinion of the president’s smarts was not embarrassing enough, it turns out Biden’s mental acuity specifically is where Pew found the sharpest drop in all of his polled personal characteristics.

“Positive evaluations of several of Biden’s personal traits and characteristics have shown similar decreases,” Pew reports. “Compared with March, fewer adults say Biden cares about people like them, and fewer describe him as standing up for his beliefs, honest, a good role model and mentally sharp.” It adds, “Biden receives his least positive assessments for being mentally sharp. Currently, 43% say this describes Biden very or fairly well, an 11-point decline since March.”

Put more simply, the longer the president is in office, the dumber people think he is. And it’s likely not because of any single issue. The White House is the major leagues, as a former vice president, of all people, ought to know. His every move and action is now under scrutiny. He has to think on his feet and respond in real-time to real-life crises. The public can see now how Biden comports himself as the commander in chief. It’s not just a theoretical game anymore. He can’t just promise to do better than the last guy. He is actually expected to deliver and to deliver competently and efficiently.

So far, the public apparently isn’t impressed.

And There’s “Iowa”

Every national politician understands that Iowa is a pivotal stop on the campaign trail every four years. Many a would-be President has seen their trip to the White House cut short in Iowa due to a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.

President Biden no doubt has the best recognition of any of the former and to-come Democrat presidential candidate wannabe’s. Even if Hillary would dust off her dancing shoes and decide to take another shot, it is doubtful she could edge Biden in Iowa. (I don’t know: that’s just a “thought,” certainly not a “fact.”) That is, of course, assuming Biden will run for re-election in 2024. And his run in 2024 is based on the thought that he’ll even finish his first term!

Here’s where Iowans are right now regarding their President for his job performance so far. To be succinct: Joe ain’t doing too good!

  • In a new poll, 62% of Iowans said they disapprove of Joe Biden’s job performance as president.
  • In addition, 60% disapprove of his handling of the COVID pandemic, and 69% disapprove of his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
  • “This is a bad poll for Joe Biden, and it’s playing out in everything that he touches right now,” pollster J. Ann Selzer told the Des Moines Register.

In the Sept. 12-15 telephone survey, conducted for the Des Moines Register and Mediacom by Selzer & Co., 805 Iowans over age 18 were asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?”

  • Only 31% said they approved while 62% said they disapproved, another 7% were “not sure.”
  • When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling the COVID-19 pandemic,” only 36% said they approved. Sixty percent said they disapproved, and 4% were “not sure.”
  • On the Afghanistan withdrawal, only 22% said they approved of the job Biden had done; 69% said they disapproved, and 8% were “not sure.”
  • On the economy, only 32% said they approved of Biden’s performance, and 62% said they disapproved.
  • When asked about Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate for workers in the private sector (businesses with more than 100 employees), 52% said they oppose it, 45% said they favor it, and 2% were not sure.
  • In addition, 53% of Iowans said they oppose businesses “requiring their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.”

And We Americans

Do any of the findings from these two separate and independent polling entities surprise you? Remember: these are in the VERY early-going in the trek ahead to 2024. And in between today and then are those onerous 2022 midterm elections. Many political election “experts” (I always put the word “experts” in quotation marks to highlight the fact that most “experts” are not experts at all. Therefore, their opinions need to relate to who they are — and only a few — if any — are true “Experts”)

Think about this: I know of not a single American who, in honesty, would relate to you if asked a personal opinion that supports what’s happening at the southern border. Further, the same holds for a question asking for their opinion regarding the debacle in the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

And then, there are the bills pending before Congress. How can anyone with a conscience fully support this $3.5 trillion reconciliation budget bill under any circumstances? You DO know that this voluminous piece of legislation has yet been given to lawmakers for their analysis and educated consideration!

The same holds for the “little” piece of legislation being considered: what Pelosi calls “a bipartisan infrastructure bill” that has less than half of its $1.2 trillion+ contents that pertain directly to “infrastructure.”

Pelosi wants them both to be “considered” in the House of Representatives this week!

The fact that Joe Biden would not only support these two mountainous pieces of killer legislation under these circumstances reeks of desperation — desperation to get them passed before Democrats lose their majority in both the House and Senate in the midterm elections. And that is looking more likely every day.

Most voters are against the $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” budget bill now pending in Congress and oppose raising the national debt ceiling.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 36% of Likely U.S. Voters support passage of the $3.5 trillion spending bill that currently has Congress deadlocked. That includes 23% who Strongly Support the passage of the reconciliation bill. Fifty-three percent (53%) are opposed to the passage of the $3.5 trillion spending measure, including 41% who Strongly Oppose the passage. Ten percent (10%) are not sure.

But there’s more…

There’s this “Border Thing”

A majority of voters blame President Joe Biden for the migrant crisis at the Mexico border and rate him “poor” on his handling of immigration. Most voters also give the media poor ratings for their coverage of America’s immigration problems.

  • A new online survey finds that just 13% of Likely U.S. Voters rate Biden as excellent in handling issues related to immigration.
  • Another 17% rate his handling of immigration as good, and 15% say Biden is doing a fair job on immigration. However, 52% rate Biden’s handling of immigration issues as poor. Biden’s ratings on immigration have worsened since April when 50% of voters rated his handling of immigration as poor.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Seventy percent (70%) of voters say the current situation with migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is a crisis – up from 66% in May – while 21% don’t believe the border situation is a crisis.

Summary

I know: there are many percentages for one to process in this story. But all of us need to understand that we are not the only Americans asking these questions of those in the Biden Administration. And we don’t comprehend how this president can portray his presidency as anything but abhorrent and appalling.

Democrats in Congress genuinely feel that way brings a feeling of fear that I cannot shake. It’s found a home in the pit of my stomach. That ANY leader(s) would TRY to reconcile all of this lawlessness and callous rejection of the Rule of Law, yet alone EMBRACES all this as if they are the epitome of a utopian America that moves our nation FORWARD when they actually push us toward a precipice from which I see no positive resolution.

Do you honestly feel that Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, and even Kamala Harris sincerely feel these actions will make this nation better?

Be thankful for this one thing: most of our fellow Americans feel the same way as you.

I’ll close this today with an example of what this Administration (and this entire government) feel the American people are: “Sheeple.”

What is the meaning of “Sheeple?” Sheeple is a derogatory term that highlights the passive herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power that likens them to sheep, a herd animal that is easily led about.

“How does a sheep act?” Simple: sheep cannot be driven from behind. Goats are moved around by their handlers from behind, as are cattle. Sheep (or “Sheeple”) must be “led” by a shepherd from the front, not “driven” by a hander from behind.

Biden et al. think Americans are “Sheeple” and that this Administration fashions itself as the nation’s “Shepherd.” But where Biden and Company miss it, sheep must be “led,” not “driven.” And Biden’s operating procedure in which he demands the “Sheeple” do what he says us to do isn’t “leading” — he’s trying to “drive” America’s sheep.

We’re NOT goats…and he’s NOT a shepherd.

Most Americans are looking for the “new” Moses to lead them from Egypt to Canaan.

Joe Biden is FAR from being Moses and certainly not a shepherd.

But he might be a good “goat-herder!”

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“Will It Go Round in Circles?”

“Will It Go Round in Circles?” is a rock song from the 70s written and sung by Billy Preston. It was appropriate back then, but it certainly fits the insanity emanating daily from the Potomac Valley.

In Washington D.C. in general, and this administration specifically, bad things seem always to be “put on the back burner” when NEW bad things that dominate a news cycle or two show up. It appears that the art of implementing “forgetfulness” in the American people works well, but only if an administration is successful at deflecting angst among the people by quickly creating some new debacle to capture the attention of all. The hope is always to help the people forget about the “old” bad thing by substituting a “new bad thing.”

Think through the chronology of devastatingly mishandled things by the Biden folks going all the way back to the beginning:

First, it was the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccine rollout. Then it was the border crisis. Then it was the economy.

And then Afghanistan, where the Taliban hung people by the neck from U.S.-supplied Blackhawk helicopters, and the U.S. withdrawal has left behind a reported one thousand Americans and perhaps thousands of Green Card holders in what now amounts to the largest hostage crisis in American history.

The administration is stumbling from one disaster to the next, with no end in sight and public opinion plummeting on nearly every major issue. In each case, the disaster has been entirely of the Biden administration’s own making. Events are not overtaking Biden. His own rank incompetence is.

The events in Afghanistan, where the Taliban control about $83 billion worth of U.S. military equipment, 13 Americans were killed by an ISIS-K bomb while an unknown number of U.S. citizens are hiding from the Taliban are by far the most dramatic and disturbing display of incompetency and horrible policy from the Biden administration, which recent polling reflects. But the Afghanistan disaster follows a train of incompetence that left the station on day one of this presidency.

As soon as Biden came into office, he signed executive orders that guaranteed we would have a migrant crisis on our southwest border. By reversing a raft of Trump-era policies that had managed to control illegal immigration amid a worsening pandemic, Biden effectively opened the borders, sending the message to would-be asylum seekers that if they could manage to get across the Rio Grande with at least one child in tow, they could stay — and if they sent their child alone, they would definitely stay.

The results were predictable: a 20-year record surge in illegal border crossings that worsens by the day. Corporate media largely stopped covering the border crisis — at least until the flood of Haitian asylum-seekers in the Del Rio Sector of the Texas border. The combined humanitarian southern border crisis added to the thousands of non-vetted Afghan refugees now in the U.S., and the Biden Administration finds itself in the “perfect storm.” It entirely falls at the feet of Joe Biden

This historic migrant surge wasn’t inevitable. It was a direct result of Biden’s policies, which played out in an entirely predictable manner. The same holds regarding Afghanistan. A detailed plan for withdrawal handed to Joe Biden by Donald Trump had virtually eliminated illegal crossing at the southern border. Biden, in consultation with his spineless State Department minions together with a batch of military leaders, determined to spurn the Trump deal and do it “right.”

“Right” hasn’t worked out so well for them, has it?

 The same goes for the administration’s COVID-19 response. Biden campaigned on having a plan to “shut down” the virus and end the pandemic, but so far, there seems to be no plan at all — or even a coordinated and consistent message from the White House. Contradictory and ever-shifting policies and recommendations on everything from school closures to mask and vaccine mandates have sown confusion and mistrust among Americans desperate to get back to work and their children to school.

Uncle Joe finds himself really often trying to explain these travesties by coming up with one excuse after another. And he’s swift to pass responsibility for each of these on to others.

Afghanistan

CENTCOM commander Gen. Frank McKenzie apologized after an investigation revealed that the U.S had killed an innocent man, Zemari Ahmadi — and nine other civilians, including seven children — rather than ISIS-K terrorists Aug. 29 in that drone attack.

Though McKenzie accepted responsibility for what he called a “tragic mistake,” he did not resign. Instead, he explained the circumstances for the strike, suggesting that the Pentagon believes it was legal under international law.

McKenzie told the media that the military had acted on intelligence that a “white Toyota Corolla” — one of the most common automobiles — would mount an attack. At no point did the military know who was driving the targeted vehicle.

As explained last week: “International law permits the use of such targeted killings, under restricted circumstances. The target must be an enemy combatant; the target generally must pose an imminent or ongoing threat, and the attack must minimize the risk to non-combatants.”

Mistaken identity, or other mistakes, do not by themselves constitute violations of international law, but if the strike was negligent or improperly motivated, there could be legal consequences.

Under customary international law, the U.S. is required to investigate alleged violations of international law. The Pentagon appears to think it has satisfied that requirement. But several questions remain about the Aug. 29 strike:

1. What did President Joe Biden know, and did he authorize the strike? White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden had delegated authority to the military but was “regularly briefed.” What did he know? Did he give the green light?

2. Were there political motivations behind the strike? Did the White House pressure the Pentagon to come up with some response to the Aug. 26 suicide bombing to provide political cover for the administration’s bungled withdrawal?

3. Why would the military launch an airstrike against an unknown person, absent compelling evidence of imminent threat? The most shocking aspect of the strike was that the Pentagon did not know who was in the vehicle.

4. Was the U.S. fed bad intelligence by the Taliban or other bad actors? There has long been suspicion that different groups in Afghanistan feed false information to the U.S. to take out their rivals. Is that what happened in the Kabul strike?

5. What does taking “full responsibility” mean? Where are the hearings, resignations, prosecutions, demotions,  or firings? McKenzie did not rule out further consequences in his Pentagon press briefing but declined to lead by example.

6. Why was the U.S. public fed a false story by the Pentagon and the White House for several weeks? The Pentagon said on Aug. 30 there was a high degree of confidence in the target; the White House said much the same. Were they lying?

7. Why would the U.S. military settle for an evacuation where it had to rely on airstrikes? The Kabul airport, guarded by the Taliban, was defenseless and left the U.S. few options; given the risks, why did the U.S. abandon Bagram airbase?

8. How inaccurate is the U.S. military in general when it comes to airstrikes? The fact that this mistake happened ought to prompt an immediate review of U.S. airstrikes, to determine whether their accuracy can be improved in the future.

9. Will this compromise national security by discouraging legitimate, accurate targeted killings? The use of targeted killings — like President Donald Trump’s strike on Qasem Soleimani — is an important tool against terror. Have we lost it?

10. Will the Biden administration apologize to the new Taliban regime and pay reparations? McKenzie dodged a press question about reparations, but if the Taliban regime presses the U.S. to apologize, it may find international support.

Economic Devastation

“Build Back Better:” that’s Joe’s mantra he’s been sharing since his campaign. In the first eight months of his presidency, the “better” part remains a mystery. In fact, “building back” really won’t happen until he lets go of his totalitarian-style lockdowns and mandates.

But there IS something really new in the Biden Economy. Oh, we’ve seen it before in the U.S. But nothing like we’re experiencing now: “BidenFlation.” As a direct result of Biden’s executive orders that shuttered the XL Pipeline project with simultaneous attacks across the board on the carbon energy sector of our economy, high-paying jobs were lost, people were out of work in every economic class, and the response to this cut the goods supply chain in every sector of our economy — even toilet paper again! The result? Massive inflation.

Example: Election day 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana, I filled my car tank for $1.65/gallon for gas. Today I filled the same car at the same station for $2.69/gallon. Pundits preach that “rise and fall in fuel prices are seasonal.” Biden’s fuel prices have NOT been seasonal. They were at this same level for the summer rush, which normally drives fuel prices up.

Groceries, building supplies, auto parts, restaurant prices (if you can get a seat), and all types of service have all skyrocketed in price. This is not a “seasonal” occurrence. It is the direct result of “BidenFlation.” And it’s just getting started.

Summary

“Pippi Longstocking”      Jen Psaki

Jen Psaki, or “Pippi Longstockings,” as some refer to her, is known for her “circle-back” statements when asked a question for which she has no ready answer in press briefings. That term, “circle-back,” happens to fit

across the gambit of Biden Administration policies as we watch the administration implode.

Americans would love it if Preston’s song would actually be answered with a “circle-back” to the administration of four years ago — at least the economic, foreign policy, military, and immigration environment of the Trump Administration.

If Joe Biden is the smart cookie he’s made himself out to be in his 50 years in Washington, one would expect for his awakening to his self-destruction in the White House. Not only does it seem that none of the things detailed above will ever be rolled back, but it also appears that Mr. Biden has no clue exactly what they are or what they’re doing to the American people. And if he really DOES know what they are and what they’re doing and continues to press forward to ensure their damage will be perpetuated throughout his term in office, Americans better lookout. That would mean we have a real totalitarian in the White House.

If he is NOT cognizant of what is happening, that would confirm he IS in cognitive decline and must leave office.

I know: that means Kamala Harris would become President, and a Vice President would have to be named and confirmed by the Senate to replace her. I cannot imagine what a Harris Administration would look like. A Biden continuation assures U.S. decline in every area even worse than seen now. At least Harris could be somewhat harnessed and slowed a bit.

No matter the name of the person piloting the ship, the ship’s in trouble. Let’s hope we can keep the boat afloat, at least through the 2022 midterms.

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So How Is That Afghanistan “Thing” Doing Two Weeks Later?

Simple answer: not good at all — unless you’re a Taliban leader or fighter.

Isn’t the radio-silence of the Mainstream Media (MSM) and even the Biden Administration about the botched withdrawal of our military from Afghanistan deafening? If the departure from that Asian haven for Islamic terrorists was really the great success they’ve portrayed it to be, Pres. Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan would certainly continue to trumpet that great success. Why haven’t we heard from them in the past week or so?

There’s no success story to crow about!

In fact, the MSM is complicit with the Biden Administration in hiding the facts. I won’t pontificate about the “alleged” horrors underway in Afghanistan and what “might” be happening to stranded Americans there. It WILL point to the ONLY thing that really matters about OUR leader in the withdrawal: President Joe Biden.

Our American military has always had one never-changing commitment regarding our service members caught up in a military conflict: we never leave even one of them behind — even if they’re deceased. Yet the Commander-in-Chief promised numerous times that Americans (many of whom are non-active military persons who have been working actively assisting our military there for the past 20 years) would ALL be taken out in safety before we would leave Afghanistan.

President Biden lied about that.

Numerous Americans and those Afghan U.S. patriots are still prevented from leaving Afghanistan by the Taliban. And Secretary Blinken has told us repeatedly that the Biden Administration “trusts” the Taliban to work with us to get Americans and Afghans who worked with the U.S. safely out of the country. This Administration’s policies and actions are actually preventing private NGOs from getting many of those out of Afghanistan!

The Afghanistan horrors are mind-boggling. This past weekend, a live video documented the Taliban beheading a member of the Afghan military who they painted as a turncoat. We’ve seen reports from inside Kabul detailing the Taliban hangings, shootings, and even more beheadings of Afghan people who worked with the U.S. Everyone of those people was promised by the U.S. that if/when we left Afghanistan, they and their families would be removed and in U.S. care before our military left. 

Again, President Biden lied.

That’s enough of my rage. I thought it would be better to hear from people who have been on the ground in Afghanistan watching the Taliban and even Al Qaeda terrorists perpetrate their horrors on the Afghan people the last 20 years. So we’ll turn to them for the “true” perspective of life today in that country.

The “True” Afghan-Taliban Reality Today

A sobering piece. I didn’t enjoy it…

Written in Taliban:

“The first time I saw you was in the Khyber Pass.  You came with your technology, elite fighters fueled by revenge, and the hubris to believe you could disprove history.

This was a war that you didn’t have the stomach to fight.  But I’m glad you tried.

We bled you the same way we bled the Soviets in our Holy Land.  We bled you the same way the Vietnamese bled you in their homeland.  We did it patiently and deliberately.

Patience.  Something Westerners never learn.

Our history is millennial.  We don’t yearn for an early victory when the Infidel ravages our Holy Land.  Our victory is celebrated decades from now.  We’ve endured, then ravaged every standing military that crossed our borders.   Why? How?  We’re patient.

In 30 days, we’ll be stronger, richer, and have control over precious natural resources that you need for your pathetic life that’s dictated by comfort.  We will have women, riches, land, guns, and ownership of one of the greatest chapters in military history.

You lose.

If you want to try again, we welcome the challenge.  You will fail regardless of how much money you burn in our deserts. For pity, here is free advice that may contribute to your future success, should you ever decide to invade again.

You recruit your warriors and supporters from a drug-addicted, distracted, disillusioned population that’s obsessed with comfort and entertainment.  A population obsessed with altering their mundane reality.  Alcohol, marijuana, pills, and our new favorite — Tide Pods.  Every time your doctors prescribe opiate painkillers, you line our coffers with gold.  Your population’s thirst for our pristine heroin has never been more lucrative for our warrior tribes.   We will keep feeding you poison for as long as you keep your hands out.

If your population wasn’t so spineless, undisciplined, and self-loathing, then you might be able to compile a raiding party with enough tenacity to outthink ours.

Our fighters are born into war.  Raised in it.  It’s a way of life that evades your “first world” nations. They live a life of such immense misery and pain that they’re willing to fight barefoot in the snow for the opportunity to martyr themselves. They yearn for the opportunity to die.  When they do have the blessed opportunity to sacrifice themselves, they sit above Mohammed at the right hand of God.  Blessed is Allah for eternity.

What honors do your fighters receive?  Their empty sacrifice is remembered in the form of a “three-day weekend.”  The majority of your population uses this sacred time to get drunk and grow fatter as a way to celebrate their fallen warriors. Sadly, we pay tribute to their death more honorably.

The colored pieces of cloth you pin on their chests are similar to the jewelry worn by our women.  What good are accolades and vanity if you don’t have the stomach to endure a fight?   We don’t offer the burden of healthcare to our fighters as they often want to die for Allah.  Your fighters fight to live.  Their inability to reconcile the inevitable outcome of our patience leads them to kill themselves.  Your medications, counselors, and non-profits will never undo the pain and suffering you’ve forced them to endure.  It will never remove the pain we’ve caused your broken nation.  You are your own worst enemy.

We will give your fighters credit.  Some are creative, tenacious, and fierce. They outgun us in every way possible.  But again, we simply wait them out.  Allah is patient.  You cycle them through our Holy Lands every 3 to 12 months for their combat rotations. After their tour is complete, they return to the comfort of their warm beds and endless entertainment.  If you left them here, in our Holy Land, with no way out but to win, then you might have had a chance of success.  The longer you poisoned our Holy Land with your presence, your “rules of engagement” only strengthened our position. There is only one rule in war – that is to win.

Your commanders made you fight with your hands tied behind your back. Your rules also confused our fighters too.  “We’re clearly the enemy. Why are they letting us go?”  Thank you for your compassion, as it allowed our fighters to kill more Infidels.  We began to feel as if your commanders were on our side.  We’re thankful your most vicious dogs were never allowed off their leash.

Your showcase Generals make us laugh.  You spend millions of dollars flying them around our country, inventing new ways to win while ignoring the guidance of our most capable foes.  Your Generals make decisions to minimize risk to their fragile reputation with the ultimate goal of securing a lucrative retirement–jobs with suppliers that fuel your losing force. A self-serving circle that’s built on the backs of your youngest and most naive fighters.

Your retired Generals “earn” tens of thousands of dollars talking to your political, industrial, and financial leaders about “teams, winning, and discipline.”  It’s a mockery of the war they refused to fight.  It’s a mockery of the Infidel warriors who died in our lands. We urge you to continue following their vacuous personalities so we can further watch your once great nation collapse.

Your statesman and elected officials are spineless, narcissistic, and more cowardly than your Generals. They crave power over you above all else. They come to our country, hide behind blast walls, and only heed the word of the indigenous leader they put in power.   I believe your soldiers call this a “self-licking ice cream cone.”

They’ve burned billions of dollars in a wasted effort to bring clean water, electricity, business, education, agriculture, and exports to a region that didn’t ask for it.  You should have saved yourself the effort and simply given the money directly to us.  Don’t worry; your diplomatic friends gave us plenty of your American tax dollars.  If you want to give it another shot with your “soft power,” send those with real experience, not fancy degrees and silver tongues.

Over the next few months, we will make the world understand that you failed worse than any fighting force that’s ever invaded our lands.  Today we celebrate victory.

As you evacuate your embassy, our fighters will be standing in the shade. We thank you for the parting gifts.  You’ll find surface-to-air missiles staged in the back of Toyota pickup trucks that you purchased for us.   Our marksmen will be patient.

We saw what Extortion 17 did to your nation and the morale of your fighting force.  Do your citizens even remember that victory? We’ll be repeating and improving upon our victory while your citizens and sympathizers evacuate in disgrace.  Every one of your foes around the world will know exactly how to break you.

You are welcome to fly your empty drones, target our cell phones, and send your spies.  But they, too, will ultimately fail.  We’ll use their failures to show the world that you’re not all-powerful.  You’re a false front—an empty shell. You lie, cheat, steal, and are easily defeated because you lack the spine to fight.  This is your history now.  We’re grateful Allah gave us the opportunity to show the world how to defeat the Infidels.

We look forward to seeing you again across the battlefield.

Praise be to God,

The Taliban

 

***Authors’ Note***

“If you’ve read this far.  Thank you.  I’ve spent the past week trying to find a way to communicate this to the American people in a manner that would cause anger, rage, action, and understanding.  Writing in the voice of a Taliban felt right. 

If this made you angry, cry, or contemplative–then our goal is achieved.  Our hope is that it inspires you to take action with your elected officials.  They’ve been repeating the same failing playbook since World War II with your sons, daughters, and tax dollars.  If you want this to keep happening, do nothing.  If you don’t, then do something.  If we all do a little, together we do a lot.”

About the Authors:  

Matthew Griffin is a 2001 United States Military Academy Graduate, Army Ranger, Combat Veteran with the 75th Ranger Regiment (3x Afghanistan, 1x Iraq), CEO of Combat Flip Flops, author, and 2019 Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Institute.

Scott Chapman is a 2000 Murray State University Graduate, Army Ranger Fire Team Leader from Alpha Company 2/75th Rangers (‘01 – ‘05), OGA Blackwater Alumni, entrepreneur, and author. Combat Veteran ( 21x Afghanistan, 1x Iraq)

Summary

The signature of a good leader in politics and in the military is this: Each always tells the truth about every event that may be critical to the nation as a whole and/or to Americans individually, even if the truth makes that leader look bad.

Do I need to say anything else about our political and military leaders in the travesties still happening in the wake of the abandonment of Afghanistan by the U.S.?

Want an example of this very thing that moments ago hit the U.S. headlines?

Secretary Blinken: ‘About 100 Americans in Afghanistan’ Remain Hostage to Taliban 

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Biden Cut Deal with Afghan Government to Deceive World About Taliban Threat

Nothing that happens in Washington surprises me anymore. There’s so much corruption in every aspect of our government that it’s easier to just number the handful of honest politicians instead of trying to label all those who are dishonest.

Then, of course, there’s the “Corporate Media” who are complicit in ALL of the dishonesty. It’s disheartening to understand that the very people who are the sworn watchdogs for the rank-and-file who basically own this country but are purposely kept in the dark are up to their eyeballs in this nastiness. In other words: these media sycophants are the only chance Americans have to know the actual facts in governance. And they are just as vile as are the dishonest politicians who also swore to work for us!

Who would have believed that this president — Joe Biden — actually used his political power to make a maniacal deal with the former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. So far it’s not known if the secret deal was to result in money changing hands — even though it’s reported Ghani fled Afghanistan carrying $169 million in cash with him. That’s to be determined. But what IS known is that the pair colluded with a plan to portray the details surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in a light that is exactly opposite to how it played out — at least to this point. There are many more puzzle pieces yet to fall.

Would you like to hear about this sinister plot? Reuters was the first to report about these two phone calls and to obtain transcripts of the conversations. I’m certain you’d like to know those details.

Here you go!

President Joe Biden Caught With His Pants Down

In the weeks before Afghanistan’s collapse, President Joe Biden and now-exiled former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani cut a secret deal to deceive the world about the Taliban threat.

The transcript of the last phone call between the two heads of state shows that the U.S. president specifically asked the Afghan president to downplay the potential resurgence of the foreign enemy.

“President Joe Biden wanted the now-departed Afghan president to create the ‘perception’ that his government was capable of holding off the Taliban – an indication he knew it was only a matter of time before the US ally fell to the Islamic group even while reassuring Americans at home that it would not happen,” the Daily Mail reported on the transcript.

“In the last phone call between Biden and his Afghan then-counterpart Ashraf Ghani, the American president said they needed to change perceptions of the Taliban’s rapid advance ‘whether it is true or not,’ according to excerpts published on Tuesday,” the report continued.

“Four weeks before Kabul collapsed, Ghani pleaded for more air support and money for soldiers who had not had a pay raise in a decade,” the report added.

The transcript was originally obtained and released by Reuters.

“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 ours and yours, 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,” President Biden said.

“And there’s a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture,” Biden added.

Ghani would later flee the country. According to the Russian embassy, he took off in a helicopter and four cars and a fortune in cash. An Afghan diplomat accused him of looting $169 million from the suffering, war-torn country. Over the denials of Ashraf Ghani about taking the money, the Taliban is demanding he return the alleged stolen funds.

“He made the mistake of abandoning the government. This is what resulted in the sudden vacuum, plundering and shooting,” the Taliban spokesperson said.

On Tuesday, Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan hinted that economic aid, more specifically, Afghanistan government funds frozen by the U.S. government, could be on the table as leverage to ensure “hundreds” of American citizens get home safely.

“When it comes to our economic and development assistance relationship with the Taliban, that will be about the Taliban’s actions,” Sullivan said. “It will be about whether they follow through on their commitments — their commitments to the safe passage for Americans and Afghan allies, their commitment to not allow Afghanistan to be a base from which terrorists can attack the United States or any other country, their commitments with respect to upholding their international obligations.”

“It’s going to be up to them,” he added. “And we will wait and see by their actions how we end up responding in terms of the economic and development assistance.”

In the background, however, is Biden’s abandonment of an estimated $65 billion in military hardware that is now in the hands of the Taliban, as well as reported a massive number of pallets of cash.

Summary

Don’t forget history, folks. Remember this: The first Trump impeachment trial turned on the transcript of a phone call that then-President Donald Trump made to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The dispute was over whether Donald Trump offered a “quid pro quo” in exchange for information on Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, who had inexplicably obtained a lucrative deal with a Ukrainian gas company.

No such “quid pro quo” was proven in the first of two impeachment trials. The impeachment failed. The “whistleblower” lied about his identity during the hearing.

The Biden phone call transcript is much more damning. It is a clear offer to deceive the American public and the international community about the Taliban threat. The false security of the country was the basis for the Biden military withdrawal after two decades of fighting.

Lest we forget: Biden’s “game” with the former Afghan president resulted in the deaths of 12 Marines and one Navy sailor along with approximately 200 Afghans who just happened to be caught up in the Biden-instigated insanity at the Abbey Gate at the Kabul airport. They were all blown up using explosives that Biden’s military left for the Taliban.

Biden’s hands are bloody in two ways: his “deal” with Ghani resulted in a pullback of Afghani forces while the Taliban was sweeping across the nation, province by province, city by city, and leaving dead Afghan citizens and who knows how many Afghan soldiers while Ghani and Biden looked on and purposely hid the facts of those atrocities from the citizens of both countries AND the World. What decisions if leaders were armed with the facts — facts of the Taliban slaughter of thousands and those Americans and the Biden-Ghani deal — would have made differently about timing, the defense of the Kabul airport, and the extraction of hundreds of American citizens, many of who are still hiding from the Taliban with the promise of President Biden they heard on ABC that “We will leave NO American behind and our military will NOT leave until all are safe?”

Joe Biden is an “empty suit,” a “hollow man,” an insensitive bureaucrat who showed his “real” self at the ceremony at Dover when those 13 dead American service members were brought back home. How did he reveal his true self? Eleven times during the ceremony he looked down at his watch!

Reports from the family members of those thirteen who decided to meet privately with the President — and only a few chose to do so — related how cold and unsympathetic was Biden. And each told the story that Biden repeated his story regarding the loss of his son Beau. How callous!

No American holds any malice at Biden for grieving for his dead son. Parents are NEVER supposed to bury their children. But that day at Dover was NOT to be about Beau Biden, and certainly not about Joe Biden. But Joe showed his true colors and proved to the nation and the World that EVERYTHING in his life as President IS about him.

There is a chorus of Republicans now calling for President Biden to resign or be impeached. He will NOT be impeached. But resignation is a strong possibility. But that would take a man of substance, moral character, empathy, and honesty.

I think Mr. Biden is minus each of those.

If the president somehow makes it past the 2022 midterms, both impeachment AND resignation very well may be options on the table. After all, colluding with a foreign leader to make oneself look credible in the eyes of the U.S. using the lives of thousands of Afghan citizens, 13 U.S. military members, and an untold number of OTHER Americans who still remain stranded in Afghanistan, certainly is grounds for impeachment on numerous grounds.

After reading this and thinking it through, I’m confident he won’t resign: he’s too arrogant and pride-filled. No matter his mental and/or physical status, he’s too proud to ever step down from what surely will be one of  — if not THE — worst presidencies in American history. I’m just not certain Joe is mentally capable to discern these facts.

By the way: If you do or don’t believe this story, click on the hyperlink above that says “transcript” and read the phone call contents for yourself.

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POTUS Promised To NOT Leave U.S. Citizens And Afghan Partners Behind: He Lied

No, those good-looking servicemen pictured at left are NOT Americans. Those are Taliban fighters adorned in U.S. military uniforms holding U.S. weapons, all of which were left behind in President Biden’s rapid “run” away from Afghanistan. Not pictured are the tens of thousands of other pieces of U.S. military equipment plus numerous helicopters, fixed-wing planes, and hundreds of vehicles. The estimated total amount in U.S. assets left to the Taliban: $85 Billion. By the way, HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of Afghan partners to the U.S. and HUNDREDS of U.S. citizens were left behind.

The Afghan interpreter who helped rescue President Biden from a remote Afghan valley in 2008 has been left behind after the last U.S. evacuation flight took off on Monday, according to a report.

Mohammed, going only by his first name for safety reasons, is hiding from the Taliban with his wife and four children after trying for years to get out of Afghanistan to no avail.

Mohammed, while working for the U.S. Army, had a key role in a story often repeated – and embellished — by Biden during his 2008 run for vice president.

As a senator, Biden was on board one of two Blackhawk helicopters that made an emergency landing in a blinding snowstorm, alongside then-Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), and Chuck Hagel (R-NE).

Mohammed is one of the thousands of SIV applicants left behind. There were 88,000 SIV applicants and as of last week, only 6,000 had gotten out.

A private security team with the former firm Blackwater and U.S. Army soldiers stood to watch for Taliban fighters as the crew called Bagram Air Base for help, where Mohammed jumped in a Humvee along with a force from the 82nd Airborne Division and drove hours into the mountains to rescue them.

The three senators were driven back to the base with the convoy.

“Hello Mr. President: Save me and my family,'”Mohammed said, according to the Wall Street Journal.  “Don’t forget me here.”

“I can’t leave my house,” he said on Tuesday. “I’m very scared.”

Mohammed’s visa application reportedly stalled when the defense contractor he worked for lost records needed for his visa application. As the Taliban seized control on Aug. 15, Mohammed tried his luck at the Kabul airport gates but was turned away by US forces. They told him he could go but he’d have to leave behind his wife and children.

U.S. soldiers say Mohammed was there alongside them for over 100 firefights.

The area of the rescue was not under Taliban control, but just one day before the three then-senator’s choppers went down, the Taliban had killed nearly two dozen Taliban insurgents just 10 miles away.

The trip was one of many that Biden, then chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took overseas with Kerry and Hagel, who went on to become secretaries of state and defense respectively under President Obama.

In a speech on the campaign trail, Biden said in 2008: “If you want to know where Al Qaeda lives, you want to know where (Usama) bin Laden is, come back to Afghanistan with me. Come back to the area where my helicopter was forced down with a three-star general and three senators at 10,500 feet in the middle of those mountains. I can tell you where they are.”

“It’s in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan,” he said, “Where my helicopter was recently forced down.”

Army veterans have stepped in on Mohammed’s behalf to call for help. “If you can only help one Afghan, choose [Mohammed],” wrote Shawn O’Brien, an Army combat veteran who worked with him in Afghanistan in 2008. “He earned it.”

The U.S. has evacuated over 120,000 from Taliban rule since Aug. 14, including 5,500 Americans, but left behind somewhere between 100 and 200 Americans and thousands of Afghan interpreters who worked with the US military in its hasty exit.

The State Department has promised to use all diplomatic channels to continue evacuations without a troop or embassy presence.

A White House official declined to comment on Mohammed’s case for confidentiality reasons.

Head of U.S. Central Command General Kenneth Frank McKenzie admitted the U.S. military “did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out” when he announced the final U.S. troops had left Afghanistan on Monday.

He also defended the decision to withdraw early by saying: “But I think if we’d stayed another 10 days, we wouldn’t have gotten everybody out that we wanted to get out and there still would’ve been people who would’ve been disappointed with that. It’s a tough situation.”

Since July the U.S. has evacuated 122,000 people out of Kabul including 5,400 Americans. The State Department said on Monday there were at least 250 U.S. citizens who wanted to get out who were still stranded.

Later on Monday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the number was between 100 and 200, but still couldn’t put an exact number on it. He also admitted that Afghan SIV applicants who fought alongside US troops were left behind, but again didn’t give a number, and it could be in the thousands.

As of August 26, just 5,000 SIV applicants had been flown out compared to the 88,000 who are desperately trying to flee the Taliban.

In the last 18 days, 7,500 people have been flown out on flights each day, with evacuations halted for two of those days because of threats on the airport and the Kabul suicide attack.

The highest number of evacuations was 19,000 in a day — but the numbers have dwindled in the final days of the U.S. military operation.

The White House and The State Department have been vague on how many SIV applicants or vulnerable Afghans are still trying to leave, but have promised to “help,” even though the military has gone.

Left Behind

The Afghan interpreter who helped rescue President Biden from a remote Afghan valley in 2008 has been left behind after the last U.S. evacuation flight took off on Monday, according to a report.

Mohammed, going only by his first name for safety reasons, is hiding from the Taliban with his wife and four children after trying for years to get out of Afghanistan to no avail.

Mohammed, while working for the U.S. Army, had a key role in a story often repeated — and embellished — by Biden during his 2008 run for vice president.

As a senator, Biden was on board one of two Blackhawk helicopters that made an emergency landing in a blinding snowstorm, alongside then-Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), and Chuck Hagel (R-NE).

Mohammed is one of the thousands of SIV applicants left behind. There were 88,000 SIV applicants and as of last week, only 6,000 had gotten out.

Senators Chuck Hagel, John Kerry, and Joe Biden were rescued in Afghanistan in 2008 by Afghan Nat’l Mohammed who is now stranded in Afghanistan with his family.

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Is Kabul Biden’s “Waterloo?”

No, it’s not just a song by “Abba.” It was a famous battle.

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in Belgium. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition, a British-led coalition consisting of units from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick, and Nassau, under the command of the Duke of Wellington and a Prussian army under the command of Field Marshal von Blücher, referred to also as Blücher’s army. The battle marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

All that information is simply “fluff” around the essential stuff resulting in and from Waterloo. The Battle of Waterloo was a “humdinger.” It obviously involved many different combatants, did not last long. Napoleon lost. And four days later, Napoleon abdicated his throne in France.

Uh-Oh! You got the relation between what’s happening in Afghanistan and what happened at Waterloo. Could similar circumstances between the two world events resolve in the same fashion?

In his speech to the nation about our withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden was right that a long legacy of American involvement there preceded him. But across the board, in domestic and foreign policy, any new president inherits realities that precede him. The issue confronting every president is what principles and policies will be implemented to deal with these existing realities that will define his administration.

Most clear now is that America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is surrounded by a perception of confusion, weakness, and humiliation. For anyone who believes that our nation should be a beacon of strength for freedom in the world, that beacon has been deeply tarnished.

According to The Jerusalem Post, these are the nations that will most benefit from this moment: Qatar, Russia, China, Pakistan, Turkey, and Iran. According to the Post, “Most of these countries have hosted the Taliban or tacitly backed them.” In other words, this round has been won by forces in the world for whom freedom is not a value.

Biden, in his remarks, said, “We went to Afghanistan almost 20 years ago with clear goals: get those who attacked us on Sept. 11, 2001, and make sure al-Qaida could not use Afghanistan as a base from which to attack us again.”

This is inaccurate. Months after the attack on Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush defined a two-pronged strategy of retaliation in his State of the Union address. One, “Shut down terrorist camps, disrupt terrorist plans and bring terrorists to justice.” This was accomplished in our successful military incursion in Afghanistan. But second, “We must prevent the terrorists and regimes who seek chemical, biological or nuclear weapons from threatening the United States and the world.”

Bush rightly noted that Afghanistan could not and cannot be viewed in isolation from forces in the world that hate us and hate our ideals. This humiliation of our nation in the current withdrawal from Afghanistan strengthens those forces. Although Biden decided to continue withdrawing from Afghanistan, he reversed President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the deal with Iran. Biden’s deal strengthens rather than weakens Iran and creates a path leading to the nuclear capability of this dangerous and threatening nation. But most critical is to appreciate that we cannot defend our nation abroad if we are not clear who we are at home.

President Ronald Reagan observed, “While America’s military strength is important … I’ve always maintained that the struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith.” Our enemies, per Reagan,” must be made to understand: We will never compromise our principles and standards. We will never give away our freedom. We will never abandon our belief in God.”

It is here that Biden’s credibility is so deeply in question.

Under the leadership of this administration, the values that Americans have always known that protect individual freedom and protect God-fearing Americans – certainly those that understand this as Christianity – are on historically shaky ground. Cancel culture and wokeness limit our ability to speak and run our private lives and businesses freely. The values that have sustained marriage and family and protect the unborn have been dangerously weakened.

Government expansion and incursion into private life are unprecedented. Per the Hoover Institution’s John Cogan, if Biden plans find their way into law, “for the first time in history, more than half of all Americans would be on the federal dole.”

How can we expect leadership in Afghanistan or anywhere else abroad for these American values when we don’t see it at home?

American Military and Political Leadership is a Void

Biden’s handlers worked diligently in 2019-2020 to sell to the American people the fact that Joe Biden had a career FULL of foreign policy achievements during his 40-year political career both while he was a U.S. Senator and his eight years as Vice President in the Obama Administration. Yep, they told the truth — kind of. The only truth in the previous statement is that he WAS a U.S. Senator and WAS a U.S. Vice President. Regarding “foreign policy achievements:” he had NONE.

In hindsight, we can see what a dumpster fire the Obama/Biden White House was overseeing America’s national security and foreign affairs.

  • Failed “red lines” and genocide in Syria? Check;
  • The Russian annexation of Crimea? Check;
  • ISIS establishing a caliphate and spreading its deadly tentacles around the world? Check, check;
  • Then there’s Benghazi and the failed regime change in Libya. Check;
  • The disastrous Iran nuclear deal gave the world’s leading sponsor of terror $150 billion, much of which ended up in the hands of terror proxies. Check;
  • No one can overlook that on Biden’s “lead from behind” watch, North Korea dramatically expanded its nuclear arsenal while Russia meddled in U.S. elections — with hardly a wrist slap. Super Check;
  • The Obama Administration emptied GITMO on his watch, releasing scores of jihadis back onto the battlefield while also trading five hardened terrorists for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Check.

Rank-and-File Democrats in Congress have begun to see the absence of reason in the Biden Foreign Policy team while the State Department and Defense Department leadership are doing NOTHING but scrambling for answers. It’s NOT working.

The fact that any of the explanations we are hearing from the National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense are all minus ANY factual information, any reasonable and complete explanations, and certainly no evidence of any plans to extricate the thousands of Americans still behind Taliban lines that they Biden Administration continues to promise to “get them out.” Sadly, that promise is empty. Why? Even those cabinet members quietly agree there is LITTLE chance, if any, to get those Americans along with our Afghan allies out of the country safely before Biden’s arbitrary and mysterious August 31 deadline.

Each day it becomes more apparent that President Biden has NO grasp on governing our nation. These foreign events playing out now in Afghanistan have made it abundantly clear that this President has no grasp on what is necessary to take decisive measures in Afghanistan IMMEDIATELY.

As this story is being written, the suicide bombing of a gate at the Kabul Airport sadly killed twelve U.S. military members. Our military on the ground — not necessarily our military at the Pentagon — is face-to-face with terrorists. And those terrorists represent an uncountable assortment of well-organized, well-trained, and well-financed militia who each despise the United States and all those who represent us. It’s hard for Americans to understand how anyone is so committed to killing “The Great Satan.” “The Great Satan” is the United States of America. Please make no mistake: The Taliban, al Qaeda, ISIS, and multiple branches of these terrorist organizations exist solely to destroy every person on Earth who is NOT an adherent to their versions of the law and religion.

What can we do regarding filling the void of leadership in the U.S.?

Summary

President Biden should step aside. It should be obvious to him — even in his diminished cognitive state — that he doesn’t have what it takes to handle this pending genocide of innocent Afghans and Americans in Afghanistan by this terrorist conglomerate.

What would it look like if President Biden DID decide to resign as President? Obviously, the process would be fairly simple. He would simply resign as President. The Vice President would simultaneously take the oath of office and assume the presidency. But there are many Biden confidants that not only do not think Joe Biden will ever resign, and they don’t want Joe Biden to resign! After all, no matter the physical or mental state of a U.S. president, he or she can stay in office as long as they choose or until they’re replaced. Replacing a President is specifically detailed in the U.S. Constitution.

The first is Impeachment. We’ve been through that process recently, haven’t we? Twice, the Pelosi Democrats attempted to remove Donald Trump from office. They first, on both occasions, voted articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives and sent those articles to the U.S. Senate, after which a trial of President Trump was held. The Senate refused to remove Trump from office.

The second is the 25th Amendment of the Constitution.

After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Congress proposed, and the states ratified the 25th Amendment in 1967 to outline the transition of power formally. Before that, the vice president didn’t officially have the power to take over.  The amendment states that if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the vice president becomes president. If there is a vacancy in the vice presidency for any reason, the president can choose someone to fill it. And if the president is unable to fulfill his/her duties – like when President George W. Bush was under general anesthesia for colonoscopies in 2002 and 2007 – he can temporarily transfer his powers to the vice president and get them back when he’s done.

How Would the 25th Amendment Work in This Case?

Under the amendment’s fourth stipulation, it would only take 14 people to depose the president: The Vice President and a majority of the President’s Cabinet size if it increased or decreased in number.

Section IV reads:

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

The “Final, Final”

Let’s face it: it’s doubtful Joe Biden will ever step down as President. Being the Commander in Chief has been a lifelong dream for Joe. Many feel Democrat Party leadership negotiated some deal with him to be a “temporary” President so that history would identify him as such. Then at some future point, he would step aside for the Vice President to take over.

In my opinion, neither option is viable and certainly neither would be a good option to choose!

In each option, Vice President Kamala Harris would become President. Can you imagine what horrors would erupt under her guidance? Look at her horrendous record as a prosecutor in San Francisco, then the Attorney General of California, U.S. Senator, and then as a candidate for the United States presidency. In which of these did she have even marginal success?

The people of California messaged their resounding NON-support of her in her presidential campaign. That’s why she dropped out of the race before the first primary election.

Sadly, it appears that whoever holds that office in the White House will be Mr. Biden or Ms. Harris until January of 2025 on Inauguration Day.

Which would you rather it be: Joe Biden or Kamala Harris?

OMG! That’s what you call a “conundrum.”

I wonder if Hillary is available?

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By the way: I thought you might like to reminisce a bit and listen to that big hit by the group Abba from the 70s: “Waterloo.”