Tuesday Newsfeed: Pestilence Infecting the Country

Posted by Maggie on  in From the editors

(Meme HT: My good pal Chuck on Facebook)

Hey, maybe help is coming, huh?…

David Aaro: Large ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid passing by Earth on Tuesday: NASA deems 1994 PC1 a ‘potentially hazardous object’ because of its size and distance from the Earth

Did “Marco Inaros” and the Belter Free Navy throw that our way? BTW, why are we never nervous about one of these things hitting our moon? I’d imagine that would be sorta-kinda bad too.

Crime already running amuck not even a full month into 2022:

Emmett Jones: Teen Burger King cashier shot and killed during robbery in Manhattan

NBC NY: Former Employee Charged in Killing of Teen Cashier at Manhattan Burger King

ABC News: Woman killed after pushed onto NYC subway tracks in unprovoked attack

Rebecca Rosenberg: Father of slain UCLA grad student blames politicians for crime spike: Brianna Kupfer, 24, was stabbed to death during a random daytime attack while working at a luxury furniture store in Los Angeles

VIDEO: LA police union rips Gascon: ‘Doesn’t have the courage or conviction’ to hold murders accountable: Los Angeles Police Protective League President Craig Lally says the district attorney has created a ‘moral destroyer’ for law enforcement with his liberal crime policies.

Escape From New York

Larry Celona, Conor Skelding and Melissa Klein: Crimefighter exodus: Manhattan prosecutors flee DA office after Bragg takes helm

VIDEO: Gutfeld blasts the left’s social justice ‘reform’ amid increasing violent attacks

VIDEO: Virginia attorney general leading major investigations, demanding ‘accountability and transparency in government’

Tom Hogan: Cracking the case of the “woke” prosecutor

Hunting Cops:

VIDEO: Defund police movement blamed for making communities more dangerous


Kathy Gannon: Before US pullout, watchdog warned of Afghan air force collapse

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Months before President Joe Biden announced the U.S.’s complete withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, Washington’s watchdog warned that the Afghan air force would collapse without critical American aid, training and maintenance. The report was declassified Tuesday.

The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko, submitted to the Department of Defense in January 2021, underscores that American authorities had been alerted that Afghanistan’s air force did not have the capabilities to survive after a U.S. withdrawal. In particular, the report points to U.S. failure to train Afghan support staff, leaving the air force unable to maintain its aircraft without American contractors.

U.S. air support to government forces was key in the 20-year-war against Taliban insurgents. Its removal — along with the inability of the Afghan air force to fill the void — was one factor that contributed to the Taliban’s sweeping victory as the Americans withdrew…

When asked in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if he was warned of such a collapse of the Afghan government upon our pull-out, Biden said this BS about being warned by intel and advisors (highlight at 2:45 mark)…

Somebody is bald-faced lying here, and Biden did not help himself tagging “Not that I recall” on the end of his denial of being informed of a probable collapse. But don’t look for any #WOKE military brass involved in this administration’s malpractice to come forward … atleast not until they’re a safe distance from Biden and can write a tell-all book that will lay it out, but buffer it with deflecting blame on what Pres. Trump had set-up with his withdrawal plan that, for some reason, old Joe believed was the only single solitary thing Trump did but Biden wouldn’t scrap after taking office. Wait for it, the old, “Well, what we inherited from the previous administration…” schpiel the dems always fall back on when they fail.

Ryan Saavedra: Russia Signals It May Move Nuclear Missiles Near U.S. Coastline As Its Anger Grows With Biden: Report

Steven Nelson: Joe Biden spent a quarter of his first year as president in Delaware

President Biden spent 28 percent of his first year as commander-in-chief back home in Delaware, worrying transparency advocates who note that he exempted his homes from visitor log disclosure…

But critics are concerned about who may be seeking to influence public policy while paying Biden or his family a visit.

“Generally speaking, the American people have a right to know what the president is up to. This president specifically changed policy to presumably disclose who’s been visiting the White House,” said Tom Fitton, president of conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which for years has battled for White House visitor log transparency.

“The decision to keep secret who is visiting Delaware makes a mockery of that transparency. It turns it into a joke,” Fitton said…

Our Diseased Public-School Complex:

Hint: It ain’t COVID…

DM: Michigan Democrats are condemned over Facebook posts on education

You know, the teachers, their unions, and their political party in general and in office had better get it straight: These people work for us and must take seriously our feedback and demands because these are OUR kids, not theirs, and as THEIR parents and guardians whose taxes are sucked away for their school buildings, supplies, operations, AND paychecks, they are employees and we indeed are very much a huge part of their CEO system. Oh, and the strong suggestion for parents who are not happy or in agreement just take their kids to private schools, well, they have no idea just how quick and massive that exodes would be if/when our tax dollars are diverte from their direction and into vouchers to spend where we want to spend them for our kids’ serious academic education. In other words, ‘careful what you wish for’, you asinine tyrants.

Tessa Weinberg: A Parents’ ‘Bill of Rights’? Missouri May Give Families More Say in Classrooms

Robert Zimmerman: Pushback: For calling parents “terrorists” National School Board Association facing “collapse” … GOOD!

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson: School offers after-school Satan club

VIDEO: Joe Concha takes aim at Psaki over criticism targeting Gov. Youngkin for revoking mask mandate in schools

Kevin Downey, Jr: Sub Teacher Claims She Was Fired for Not Meowing Back at Student Who Identifies as Feline

Question: Did the same school provide the kid with a litter box and scratch post? … `cause therein lies the sub’s defense.

Twitchy: Blue-check just can’t DEAL with Jonathan Chait admitting school closures were a catastrophe for PROGRESSIVES, throws TANTRUM in pathetic thread

Democrats in Free-Fall into the Sewer:

Amid the report(s) that republicans are picking-up folks defecting from the democrat-party-gone-Marxist, “The Forehead”, as Rush Limbaugh named him, has his “basket full of deplorable” moment that’ll probably, you know, help gin-up the dems’ numbers … not.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn: CNN’s Paul Begala: Democrats don’t have ‘bad leaders,’ they have ‘bad followers’: Critics bashed the liberal pundit on social media … The Forehead took it in a different crosshair direction than his old cohort from CNN, Democratic strategist James Carville, took it just a couple of days before…

Brian Flood: Democratic strategist James Carville: ‘Democrats whine too much… quit being a whiny party’: Ragin’ Cajun urged Democrats to stop complaining and gloat about successes … What “successes” are those, Jimmy?

VIDEO: ‘The Five’ react to Democrats ‘whining’

And the dems’ and their MSM’s answer is appearing to be pinching-off their nose and dragging back out their decaying shap-shifter harpy…

Mark Moore: Ex-Clinton adviser Dick Morris says there’s ‘good chance’ of 2024 Hillary/Trump rematch

Tim Haines: Tucker Carlson: Hillary Clinton 2024, She’ll Do For Us What She Did To Libya


(^^^HT: Glenn Reynolds @ Instapundit)

Alex Mitchell: ‘Anti-work’ threads on Reddit are fueling the Great Resignation

Ummm, so, that whole “From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs” is just bullshit? Only thing worse than socialists born/raised in an opportunity/wealth-thriving country are lazy-assed socialists. Ever notice how they become these aisle stomping children demanding somebody else bust ass to provide for them?

Ryan Gaydos: Warriors part-owner and venture capitalist dismisses Uyghur Muslims’ rights abuses: Chamath Palihapitiya is founder, CEO of Social Capital

VIDEO: Golden State Warriors co-owner says ‘nobody cares’ about mistreatment of Uyghurs in China: Fox News contributor Will Cain blasts Silicon Valley billionaire for dismissing the ongoing human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party against the Muslim-minority Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang Province.

Twitchy: Warriors issue really vague statement about part-owner who said no one cares about genocide in China; Updated

CNBC: Preliminary study in Israel shows fourth Covid vaccine shots are less effective against omicron

Wayne Allyn Root: My Debate With an ICU Doctor About the Possible Dangers of the COVID-19 Vaccine: As always, no facts — just name-calling.

Jesse James: Triple-vaxxed AOC has survived the dreaded Omicron and took the opportunity to tell us how evil we are … All the universe revolves around her.

Jon Michael Raasch: DC locals praise vaccine mandate and ID requirements while staying quiet on voter ID: ‘It’s brilliant’: ‘It took them long enough’: DC locals weigh in on newly imposed vaccine mandate

Elle Reynolds: CDC Finally Admits Cloth Masks Were Always Political Theater: Mask mandates have always been more about showing compliance than keeping people safe, and the CDC’s latest embarrassing disclosure further proves it.

Phil Shiver: US airlines issue dire warning ahead of 5G rollout: ‘To be blunt, the nation’s commerce will grind to a halt’

VIDEO: Former State Department staffer Amanda Milius recounts watching career officials try to stymie Trump


~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.

Posted by Maggie on January 18, 2022 in From the editors (Meme HT: My good pal Chuck on Facebook) Hey, maybe help is coming, huh?… David Aaro: Large ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid passing by Earth on Tuesday: NASA deems 1994 PC1 a ‘potentially hazardous object’ because of its size and distance from the Earth Did “Marco Inaros” and the Belter Free Navy throw…

Posted by Maggie on January 18, 2022 in From the editors (Meme HT: My good pal Chuck on Facebook) Hey, maybe help is coming, huh?… David Aaro: Large ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid passing by Earth on Tuesday: NASA deems 1994 PC1 a ‘potentially hazardous object’ because of its size and distance from the Earth Did “Marco Inaros” and the Belter Free Navy throw…