Biden embraces racist 'critical race theory'

 Max Eden: On his first day in office, President Biden rescinded the Trump administration’s executive order prohibiting critical race theory training for federal agencies and federal contractors. This is a sad reversal for Americans committed to colorblindness in public life. But while the president’s order is binding at the federal level, state legislators still have a say in the matter. They should not shrink from resisting this pernicious philosophy. Critical race theory understands the world by viewing everything — society, economics, education, family, science — through the lens of “whiteness” and white racism. White people, according to CRT, drift in a kind of amniotic fluid of privilege and unearned gifts based on the brutal ideology of “white supremacy.” Critical race theory includes values such as hard work, objectivity, deferred gratification, family and respect for the written word as intrinsically racist and claims that by “centering” these values American culture relentle

New Mexico finally waking up to the financial disaster imposed on state by Biden's halt to drilling

 AP: President Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in New Mexico, where spending on education and other public programs hinges on the industry’s success. Top Republicans in the state as well as local leaders in communities that border the Permian Basin — one of the most productive regions in the U.S. — say any moves to make permanent the suspension would be economically devastating for the state. Half of New Mexico’s production happens on federal land and amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties each year. Congressional members from other western states also are raising concerns, saying the ripple effects of the moratorium will hurt small businesses already struggling because of the pandemic. “During his inauguration, President Biden spoke about bringing our nation together. Eliminating drilling on public lands will cost thousands of New Mexicans their jobs and destroy what’s left of our st

Judge accepts Texas argument against Biden deportation halt

 Epoch Times: A federal judge in  Texas  temporarily blocked an executive order issued by President Joe Biden to halt the deportation of certain immigrants for 100 days. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday blocking Biden’s policy nationwide for 14 days after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton challenged it in court. The order is a setback to the Biden administration, which has proposed far-reaching changes including a plan to legalize about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States illegally. Last week, the administration also issued an order that halts all U.S.-Mexico border wall construction. During former President Donald Trump’s four years in office, Democrats and immigration activists often filed lawsuits in an attempt to halt Trump’s border wall construction among other immigration provisions. With Paxton’s lawsuit, it’s likely that Republicans may do the same—especially w

Biden says Democrats do not have the votes for impeachment effort

  Fox News: Biden says Dems won’t have the votes to convict Trump at impeachment   Senate Dems claim Trump incited a crowd prior to the riot at the Capitol There are several reasons why they do not have the votes.  First, the Republican voters oppose it and have sent that message to Senators.   There is also the facts developed by the FBI that do not support the "incitement" claim of the House in their resolution.  The rush to judgment before the investigation was underway has come back to bite the Democrats and Republicans who supported the measure.  The 10 Republicans are all facing challenges because of their votes.  Any Republican Senator who supports impeachment will also be making a career decision.

28 Democrats won't say they support Biden's amnesty for illegals

 Breitbart: More than two dozen House Democrats, many representing swing counties and districts won by former President Trump, have remained silent about their support or opposition to President Joe Biden’s amnesty plan that would eventually provide American citizenship to millions of illegal aliens. The  Biden amnesty , known as the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, seeks to immediately provide green cards to millions of illegal aliens considered farmworkers, enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries. In addition, the amnesty would provide all other illegal aliens with a fast-track to green cards and citizenship, providing a flooded labor market with reduced U.S. wages for corporations and potentially a permanent Democrat electoral majority. Likewise, the amnesty would drive up legal immigration by providing more visas to programs like the Diversity Visa Lottery and exempting family members of certain visa hol

The Biden scheme to tax you for going to work or the grocery store

 Monica Showalter: Joe Biden's transportation secretary nominee, Pete Buttigieg, was all over the map at his confirmation hearings. According to  MarketWatch , emphasis mine: Speaking at his confirmation hearing with his husband sitting nearby, Buttigieg pointed to a "generational opportunity" to create new jobs, fight economic inequality and stem climate change. Often sidestepping specifics, Buttigieg hinted at a broad climate-centric role for the department that will require significant investments, on top of Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion  COVID relief  plan. "We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, told the Senate Commerce Committee. He indicated he would  reverse a Trump administration rollback in federal automotive fuel economy standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions , work to stiffen oversight of aviation safety

Data mining for evidence of 2020 vote fraud

 Jay Valentine: ... In December, my team was contacted by some data geeks with official election data from one of the swing states.  It was a set of about 4 million records, mail-in and absentee ballots with all the supporting data.  They asked if we could do anything with it. We are not election guys, and we have day jobs doing pretty cutting-edge stuff in technology, but we do love to play with data.  The bigger, the more complicated, the better. We built a spreadsheet with about 4 million rows, one for each of the ballots.  We saw a video some teenager did counting how many ballots were received before they were mailed out.  That's not a typo. The U.S. Postal Service, which still finds letters from World War II in its system and piles of mail under bridges, delivered the ballots back to the state officials before they were mailed.  As tech guys, we did think this might be a new, disruptive technology, and we are still trying to recreate it. So we ran the test on the data we were

Democrats plan unconstitutional impeachment trial of Trump

  Legal Insurrection: Reports: Chief Justice John Roberts Will Not Preside At Upcoming Trump Senate Trial Democrats have twisted themselves into logical and constitutional knots, simultaneously claiming the FORMER President can be tried as if he’s the current President, but holding a trial without the Chief Justice presiding, who under the Constitution must preside at the trial of the President. Republican senators are also learning that their base opposes this operation.  Those who support the Democrats' are likely making a career-ending decision. 

The left's deprogramming agenda

 Victor Davis Hanson: Riotous rogue Trump supporters who broke into the Capitol on January 6 were properly and widely condemned by conservatives. They were somewhat reminiscent of the mobs of fanatic leftists and union members that a decade ago stormed the Wisconsin state capitol at Madison, or the unpunished hundreds of rioters who created havoc on Washington, D.C. streets during the Trump 2016 inauguration. We expect the Capitol stormers will be punished, and not in the lax fashion of the latter two groups that were not. Within a few days, the talking points were finalized that all of Donald Trump’s supporters deserved blame for the violence. That riot, the Trump defeat, and the loss of the Senate have greenlighted left-wing talk of “ deprogramming ,” “ de-Baathification ,” “ re-educating ,” and “ reprogramming ” half the country to ensure they think correctly and act properly from now on—the exact methodology of such brain rinsing apparently to be announced later. So we are beginnin

Port of Corpus Christi sees 65 % increase in export of crude

 S&P Global Platt: The Port of Corpus Christi saw a 65% increase in crude shipments in 2020 to 96.4 million mt, leading to a record tonnage throughput of 159.7 million mt in a year that saw immense volatility in the global crude market, the Port of Corpus Christ said in a press release late Jan. 21. "Despite the extraordinary challenges we navigated in 2020, the Port of Corpus Christi and its customers have yet again demonstrated the resiliency of this strategic gateway for American goods to reach global demand centers," Sean Strawbridge, CEO for the Port of Corpus Christi said in the release. In December 2020 alone, the port tallied 1.9 million b/d of crude exports, the release said. This came at a time when Americas-loading dirty tanker freight rates were at or slightly above all-time lows due to ample availability of tonnage globally and lack of charterer interest. In the first 11 months of 2020, the Port of Corpus Christi accounted for just over half of total US crude

Arizona Democrat Senator bucks Schumer on filibuster

 Red States: Kysten Sinema is a name that has slipped from the headlines the past year or so, but she’s back in a big way today. Sinema, a Democrat, rose to prominence after defeating Martha McSally in Arizona’s 2018 Senate race. Of course, that is hardly much of an achievement as McSally managed to lose both of Arizona’s seats in the span of two years. Yet, Sinema has tried to carve out for herself a sort of maverick role in which she attempts to maintain some semblance of independence. I once joked that she’s basically the most conservative senator Arizona has seen in a decade, and I was only half joking (see Kyrsten Sinema Sure Seems Like the Most Conservative Senator AZ Has Had in a Decade ). Regardless, the question has always been how independent Sinema actually is. Would she stand up in the face of pressure from her own party, or would she fold and go along to get along? Perhaps we have an answer, at least on one front. Sinema is taking off the table any discussion of her voting

Biden's stimulus plan running into bipartisan opposition

 Epoch Times: A bipartisan group of 16 senators told the Biden administration’s top  CCP (Chinese Communist Party)  virus official Sunday that the administration’s  pandemic  relief proposal  does not  focus enough on low-income families. The senators set up a conference call,  organized  by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), with Jeff Zients, Biden’s coronavirus coordinator, and Louisa Terrell, head of White House legislative affairs on Sunday afternoon. It was apparently the first dialogue between the centrist group and the Biden administration. Manchin has been skeptical of the purpose of a third stimulus check and voiced opposition to a proposed $2,000 payment plan in early January. “How is the money that we invest now going to help us best to get jobs back and get people employed? And I can’t tell you that sending another check out is gonna do that to a person that’s already got a check,” Manchin told CNN on Jan. 10. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), stressed that the relief should focus on

The woke supremacist movement

 Evan Sayet: As with those in all other Supremacist movements, the Woke Supremacist believes that all rights, opportunities, and protections are to be afforded only to those who share the Supreme Trait. All Others are not only to be denied them, but they can and must be harried, badgered, attacked, and assaulted whenever and wherever they are found. Powerful leaders in the Woke Supremacy like Barack Obama and Maxine Waters incite their fellow Supremacists to “get in their faces” and “let them know they’re not welcome here.” Others, like the Woke Supremacist governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, eliminate the middleman and tell the Others straight out that “they have no place in the state of New York.” Like blacks in the Old South, the Other is denied service or spat on at coffee shops and restaurants, while men, women, and children are harangued, harassed , and forced to flee for their lives if they sit down for a family dinner in a public restaurant. As in all other Supremacist moveme

Republicans in Washington out of touch with Republican voters

 Roger L. Simon: Never in my relatively long life have I seen the congressional leadership of one of our two major political parties so out of synch with their voters as the Republicans are today. And it has come at just the worst possible moment, with the Democrats taking over the country from the media to technology to education to  book publishing  to canceling people to canceling free speech to reprogramming us all, virtually everywhere and in everything, in a manner reminiscent of the Communist Party of China in 1949. Indeed, the very first legislation they are proposing in Congress institutionalizes and makes permanent, even extends, the fraudulent maneuvers in our electoral system everyone on the right has been complaining about, assuring the Democrats of perpetual victory, yet we have barely heard anything about it from the Republicans. (You can and must read about it  here . The list of proposals will make you crazy and you will want to do something about it.) Everything is tu

Biden and the left declare war on girls sports

  Washington Examiner Editorial: President Biden has signed an  executive order  forcing schools that accept public funding to allow biological boys to compete in girls sports. His Department of Education is also  expected  to flip sides on two transgender sports battles: defending Connecticut’s law, which has the same effect, and fighting against Idaho’s law, which would preserve the integrity of girls sports. Biden's action is a repudiation of science, an eradication of equal opportunities for female athletes, and a contradiction to basic common sense. The biological reality of gendered sports is clear to anyone who watches. The occasion for the lawsuit against Connecticut is that two biological men were  dominating  women’s track championships and breaking women’s records. In soccer, the world champion U.S. Women’s National Team was  soundly defeated,  5-2, in a scrimmage against the under-15 boys' squad for a middling Major League Soccer franchise. And you are likely to see

Biden's climate calamity could destroy 1 million jobs

 The Lid: Throughout the 2020 election cycle, eventual President Joe Biden was consistently derided by his opponents regarding his plans to combat climate change and just how many American jobs could be lost should he move forward with them.  Biden reflexively responded with some vagaries about all the “new” jobs that would be created in the green energy market. Of course, now that Biden is the President, these promises are in need of some evidence, and it doesn’t appear as though that’s going to happen anytime soon. More likely, he’s going to create unemployment.  Biden’s environmental plan In fact, the latest estimates seem to suggest that, left to his own devices, Biden’s plans could  kill over a million American jobs. Frank Macchiarola, senior vice president of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API), said in an interview on SiriusXM’s  Breitbart News Saturday  with host Matt Boyle that if President Joe Biden puts a permanent ban on oil a

Biden's border blunder

  Washington Examiner: President Biden faces an early test of his immigration agenda. With illegal border crossings expected to rise, Biden has little time to steer sweeping reforms through Congress. Without new laws, he could be forced into a choice between either maintaining the Trump administration's enforcement measures and disappointing liberal immigration activists or seeing a rise in illegal immigration of the kind the GOP has predicted. The number of people encountered at the southern border was  higher each month  in the fall than the same months last year. Former President Donald Trump's appointees  claimed  that more people are seeking to travel to the United States without authorization because of Biden’s promises to help people illegally residing in the U.S. A recent unsuccessful attempt by Central Americans who formed an 8,000-person caravan to the U.S.-Mexico border days ahead of Biden’s inauguration was the latest indicator of continued irregular migration from

Sen. Hawley files ethic complaint against Democrats

Epoch Times: Sen.  Josh Hawley  (R-Mo.) on Monday called for the Senate Ethics Committee to probe the Democrats who filed a complaint against him and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over their objections to Electoral College votes. The Democrats  in their complaint  last week said the senators may have engaged in “improper conduct” by filing the objections, even though their actions are allowed under the Constitution. Democrats filed objections in 2017 and 2005, among other years. Democrats acknowledged Cruz and Hawley “had the right to object” to votes but alleged that Republicans who objected contributed to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, writing that the senators “amplified claims of election fraud that had resulted in threats of violence against state and local officials around the country.” “By proceeding with their objections to the electors after the violent attack, Senators Cruz and Hawley lent legitimacy to the mob’s cause and made future violence more likely,” they added. Hawley in h

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Top echelon of FBI accused of knowing FISA application against Carter Page misled court

 Paul Sperry: For the past year, defenders of the FBI have consistently downplayed the significance of an FBI staff lawyer falsifying evidence in the government’s investigation into Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. They argue Kevin Clinesmith’s crime of altering a CIA document to obscure the fact that former Trump campaign aide Carter Page worked for U.S., not Russian, intelligence was a rare lapse in judgment by an overworked bureaucrat. It was not, his apologists say, part of any broader conspiracy to conceal exculpatory information from surveillance court judges, who never learned of Page’s history with the CIA before approving FBI warrants to wiretap him as a suspected Russian agent. But such explanations are challenged by new revelations from court papers filed in the case, which some civil libertarians call the most egregious violation and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) since it was enacted more than 40 years ago. The little-noticed documents, w

Coming to grip with leftist violence?

  Washington Post: Anarchists and extremists divide the left as Biden term begins Extreme-left rioters destroyed the Democratic headquarters in Portland, Ore., hours after President Biden took the oath of office. They are talking about Antifa which has been rioting for a long time.  The left did not care when their focus was on Trump.  Antifa rioted on the day of his inauguration and has been routinely doing it ever since.  The group also participated in the BLM riots in various cities.  All of a sudden they are a problem because they riot in response to Biden's election.  They have engaged in much more violence than any alleged "white supremacist" groups yet the left ignored them and focused on the handful of "white supremacists."

The Chicom threat grows under Biden

  Red States: China Military Tests the Strength of Their Bond With Hunter Biden by Violating Taiwan Airspace With Military Flights   (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP, File) It might turn out to be the best $5 million investment China ever made. Repeating myself before going further — with the goal being to achieve global economic and military hegemony, supplanting the United States as the leading power in the world on both issues, makes the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese Military far and away the biggest threat to United States’ security and prosperity over the next 20+ years. The first military step on the path towards the realization of this goal is the subjugation of Taiwan.  The second step is making the South China Sea de facto territorial waters of China, thereby controlling all commerce through that trade route as well as the natural resources found there. ... Biden keeps saying "They are not that bad."  But he and his son have put a dollar figure on the price of introduct