Haley making strong showing with US voters

 USA Today: Nikki Haley already beats Biden in polls. Now she needs to win the next Republican debate. Haley's experience and thoughtful answers on abortion, the national debt and foreign policy show she's got the leadership chops – and reasoned temperament – to do the country's top job. ... Surveys of voters, though, keep showing that the majority aren’t happy with a rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden. In fact, they are put off by it. Whenever I write about this lack of enthusiasm for a replay of 2020 , my inbox is flooded with self-proclaimed moderates and conservatives who agree they want new choices. ... While Haley has only seen a modest bump in the national primary polls following the debate, she is rising more quickly in early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire. That’s because, unlike Trump , she’s putting in the time and going to the fairs and events that are integral to the process. The more people get to know her, the more they like her. ...

Intel officials who helped Biden get elected with false letter about Ukraine get profitable gigs from administration

 Daily Caller: Several of the 51 former intelligence officials who signed a letter casting doubt on the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 presidential election have ended up serving in roles with President Joe Biden’s administration. In less than three years, the Biden administration has brought on six out of the 51 former intelligence official signatories of the October 2020 letter arguing that the leak of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” Earlier this week, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected three signatories of the letter to join a federal “intelligence experts” national security group, according to an announcement on Tuesday. (RELATED: Hunter Biden Admits Laptop Data Is Real After White House, Media Insisted For Months That It Wasn’t) ... Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former CIA Operations Officer Paul Kolbe wil

Biden's weird priorities

 Breitbart: Biden Touts Spending ‘Tens of Millions’ on Clean Water for Ukraine, Still Hasn’t Visited East Palestine Biden precipitated the war in Ukraine with his Afghan bugout and is spending billions on it.  This comes after he and his son allegedly profited millions from Ukraine corruption while Biden was vice president. 

The superiority of Trump policies

 Joe Rogan compares Trump and Biden . ... "It looked like [Trump's] policies were actually effective, and it looked like unemployment was down, business was building, regulations were being relaxed, more things were getting done," Rogan said during a recent episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast. Rogan also commented on the ongoing Trump investigations. "Now you have the intelligence agencies colluding to keep a guy from being president that was president during a time where the country was thriving economically," he said. ... Trump's policies also contained the Russians while Biden's weakness in Afghanistan led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the US spending billions on that war.  See, also: Did Bidenomics kill the American dream? Homes and cars are becoming increasingly unaffordable for the middle class

New material could revolutionize economy

 TCD: Galvorn is stronger than steel, lighter than aluminum, and has the conductivity of copper, according to an article on LinkedIn. While the jury is still out on whether it’s faster than a speeding bullet, experts at Houston-based DexMat suggest their product can revolutionize the green tech landscape. Galvorn can be an alternative to rare and expensive copper — a crucial metal in electronics, according to a report from GreenBiz. What’s more, the inventors plan to displace dirty materials, contribute to cleaner air, and advance green tech as their “magical” material is rolled out. ... The impact for consumers will be felt in the application. Lighter and faster vehicles, lighter wind-turbine blades, and higher conductivity in batteries to improve renewable power storage are all advantages Galvorn is set to realize, GreenBiz reports . It is already being used to help de-ice plane wings. Dutta noted in the GreenBiz article that putting Galvorn fibers in concrete and other materi

Dems' criminalization of opponents backfires

 Federalist: Polls Show Democrat Campaign Strategy Of Indicting Political Opponents Has Backfired Horrifically  The Democrat proposal is to vote for open borders, inflation increases, energy dependence, rampant crime, and actual imprisonment of political opponents. This weekend, ABC News and the Washington Post released a poll showing former President Donald Trump with a commanding 10-point lead over President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election. The Washington Post was clearly embarrassed by its poll, and scrambled to come up with reasons readers should ignore it. Democrat analyst Larry Sabato, who confidently predicted Hillary Clinton would win 352 electoral votes in 2016 (she received 227 in her loss to Donald Trump), asked the Washington Post, “How could you even publish a poll so absurd on its face? Will be a lingering embarrassment for you.” Other Democrats also composed panicked posts for social media. Now, on the one hand, like all polls, the ABC News/Washington Post

More evidence that Biden embraces open borders

 Free Beacon: Biden Administration Knew Border Surge Was Coming, Internal Documents Show—And Did Nothing Federal agencies clocked a large buildup of migrants on the Mexican border in early September President Biden clearly knew an invasion was coming and did nothing to stop it. Biden blames GOP for his own incompetence.

Who knew?

 Blazing Cat Fur: EV Battery Factory Will Require So Much Energy It Needs A Coal Plant To Power It Trading one fossil fuel for another.  See, also: Biden’s mad green energy and electric vehicle plans are falling apart And:  Why electric cars threaten to upend the US election

The Biden border bungle

 Victor Davis Hanson: Since early 2021 we have witnessed somewhere between 7 and 8 million illegal entries across the now nonexistent U.S. southern border. The more the border vanished, the more federal immigration law was rendered inert, and the more Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas spun fantasies that the "border is secure." He is now written off as a veritable "Baghdad Bob" propagandist. But how and why did the Biden administration destroy immigration law as we knew it? The Trump administration's initial efforts to close the border had been continually obstructed in the Congress, sabotaged by the administrative state, and stymied in the courts. Nonetheless, it had finally secured the border by early 2020. Yet almost all its successful initiatives were immediately overturned in 2021. The wall was abruptly stopped, its projected trajectory canceled. The Obama-era disastrous "catch-and release" policy of immigration non-enforcement was resurrected.

Biden's ransom payment for the release of Americans

 The Hill: The Biden administration is facing questions over whether its strategy to bring hostages home could be incentivizing more hostage-taking from hostile nations. Biden administration officials have made clear their ultimate objective is the safe return of Americans being wrongly detained abroad. While not every release of a U.S. prisoner has involved some form of payment, some of the highest profile cases — the release of Brittney Griner from Russia last year and of five Americans in Iran last week — have included either a prisoner swap or the release of funds. The approach has set off a broader debate over whether the strategy will incentivize bad actors to take Americans hostage abroad, believing they can extract something from the U.S. government in return. “We do know that denying concessions or refusing to make concessions has never stopped the practice of hostage-taking,” said Dani Gilbert, an expert in hostage-taking at Northwestern University. “Hostage takers derive a

The deranged defund the cops movement is the criminals best friend

 Michael Snyder: It turns out that we really do need the police, after all. Do you remember a few years ago when blue cities all over the nation wanted to defund the police? Needless to say, that didn’t work out too well. Wherever police budgets were slashed, crime rates shot up. Today, we are in the midst of a massive crime wave sweeping the country. In fact, it has gotten so bad that even our most liberal politicians are desperate to restore law and order. But that won’t be so easy because, after everything that transpired, blue cities are discovering that they are having difficulty finding enough warm bodies to serve in their crime-ridden communities. Just look at what is happening in Minneapolis.  Since the death of George Floyd, the number of officers serving in the MPD has fallen  by about 35 percent … The Minneapolis Police Department is experiencing historically low staffing shortages, with ranks down approximately 35% since the death of George Floyd in 2020. According to

Russia abandoning combat positions in Kursk area of Ukraine

 The Kyiv Independent: Russian military strongholds in Kursk Oblast are largely abandoned and only imitating defensive positions, the National Resistance Center reported on Sept. 23. The Center said that local partisans shared the locations of Russian positions along the Sumy Oblast border with Ukrainian forces. "The latest aerial reconnaissance data shows that almost all of the strongholds are deserted, with most of them overgrown with bushes," the Center reported. The Center published photographs showing aerial views of the positions, which are reportedly meant to imitate actual defensive facilities. On Aug. 20, the Center reported that the Russian government spent 10 billion rubles on the construction of the false fortifications. According to the Center, the Russian strongholds have been abandoned because the majority of personnel have been transferred to front-line positions in Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk oblasts. On Sept. 18, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) repo

Biden lies about deficits

  Biden's deficits have been significantly higher than most of Trump's.

Border city overrun with migrants abandoned by Biden

 Breitbart: On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Eagle Pass, TX Mayor Rolando Salinas stated that while federal agencies like the Border Patrol are controlling the situation along the border the best that they can, “I haven’t heard from anybody in the administration” and the city is “abandoned.” Salinas also said in another interview that state officials, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) “have been helpful to Eagle Pass by sending in additional help.” Salinas said, “Fortunately, we have the help of our state partners, DPS, the governor, our federal agencies, Border Patrol. They’re helping, and they’re controlling the situation as best as they can.” He added, “It’s a shame that we don’t have immigration reform and a solution to prevent situations like this. I don’t know why things have come to this.” Salinas further stated, “I haven’t heard from anybody in the administration. The President hasn’t put out a statement, the vice president, I haven’t heard from anybody. Nobody h

Adult beverages cost more than reporters meal

 Fox News: A restaurant fired back at New York Times columnist David Brooks after he complained Wednesday on social media about the cost of his meal, saying, "This is why Americans think the economy is terrible." "This meal just cost me $78 at Newark Airport. This is why Americans think the economy is terrible," Brooks wrote with a picture of his dinner, which consisted of a cheeseburger, fries and what appears to be an alcoholic beverage. However, the restaurant 1911 Smoke House Barbeque pushed back on Brooks' post on Facebook Thursday. "Looks like someone was knocking back some serious drinks - Bar tab was almost 80% and he's complaining about the cost of his meal," it wrote. "Keep drinking buddy - we get paid off everything." ... Oops! 

Destruction of radar allows missiles from Ukraine to hit Russian targets

 Telegraph: ... One explanation for why some of the missiles made it through is because Ukrainian special forces and Neptune missiles had destroyed Russian S-400 air defence radars some weeks before. These are classic multi-domain shaping operations, very well delivered. We got a glimpse of Ukraine’s ability to coordinate across domains early on with the sinking of the missile cruiser Moskva. A drone flying close to the ship distracted its crew sufficiently to miss the Neptune missiles coming from the other direction. Whilst not as totemic as the Moskva, the hit on the drydock on 13 September has perhaps a deeper significance to the war overall. We can identity five strategic and tactical reasons why. First, there is the removal of a landing craft/logistics vessel and a very capable Kalibr-armed submarine from the Russian order of battle for the foreseeable future. The Black Sea Fleet ‘losses list’ gets longer. Second is the inability to use the dry docks whilst they work out what to d

Judge blocks Biden's anti-energy policies in the Gulf of Mexico

 Fox News: A federal court struck down the Biden administration's last-minute restrictions on an upcoming offshore oil and gas lease sale in a ruling late Thursday evening. Judge James Cain of the Western District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction request from plaintiffs — the State of Louisiana, industry association American Petroleum Institute (API) and oil companies Chevron and Shell — to block the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) restrictions on Lease Sale 261. The lease sale spanning millions of acres across the Gulf of Mexico is slated for next week. Cain ruled the federal government must proceed with the lease sale by Sept. 30 under its original conditions. As a result of a July settlement with environmental groups, BOEM removed about six million acres from the sale and imposed various restrictions on oil and gas vessels associated with the leases auctioned to protect the Rice’s whale species found in parts of the Gulf of Mexico. "The court o

Mexico to deport migrants headed to US

 CNN: Mexico has made an agreement with the United States to deport migrants from its border cities to their home countries and take several actions to deter migrants as part of a new effort to combat the recent surge in border crossings. Mexican officials met with US Customs and Border Protection officials on Friday in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico – across the border from El Paso, Texas – following the recent spike in illegal crossings into the US that temporarily closed an international bridge and paused Mexico’s main cargo train system. As part of the agreement, Mexico agreed to “depressurize” its northern cities, which border the El Paso, San Diego and Eagle Pass, Texas, where the mayor has declared a state of emergency. They will also implement more than a dozen actions to prevent migrants from risking their lives by using the railway system to reach the US-Mexico border, according to Mexico’s National Migration Institute. Migrant crossings along the US-Mexico border are rising , surpa

Back from a couple of nights in the hospital

 Friday evening I got a call from one of my doctors who told me I had to go to the hospital immediately because my potassium levels in my blood test that day were dangerously high.  He would not take no for an answer.  When I got to the ER they gave me some treatment and shipped me off to the main hospital.  They brought the levels down to normal with medication and gave me a prescription. I am back home and eager to get back to blogging. Apparently, if the potassium levels get too high it can cause a heart attack.

Organized crime becomes fifth largest employer in Mexico

 The Guardian: Organised crime groups in Mexico have about 175,000 members – making them the fifth-biggest employer in the country, according to new research published in the journal Science. Related: Son of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to the US for drug trafficking Using a decade of data on homicides, missing persons and incarcerations, as well as information about interactions between rival factions, the paper published on Thursday mathematically modeled overall cartel membership, and how levels of violence would respond to a range of policies. The authors argue that the best way to reduce the bloodshed would be to cut cartel recruitment – whereas locking up more members would actually increase the murder rate. “More than 1.7 million people in Latin America are incarcerated, and adding more people to saturated jails will not solve the insecurity problem,” wrote the authors. The number of homicides in Mexico more than tripled between 2007 and 2021 – when the government report

Biden gives Hundreds of thousand Venezuelans illegals work permits

 AP: The Biden administration says it's granting temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who are already in the country — quickly making them eligible to work — as it grapples with growing numbers of people fleeing the South American country and elsewhere to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. The move — along with promises to accelerate work permits for many migrants — may appease Democratic leaders who have pressured the White House to do more to aid asylum seekers, while also providing grist for Republicans who say the President Joe Biden has been too lax on immigration. The Homeland Security Department plans to grant Temporary Protected Status to an estimated 472,000 Venezuelans who arrived in the country as of July 31, making it easier for them to get authorization to work in the U.S. That's been a key demand of Democratic mayors and governors who are struggling to care for an increased number of migrants in their care. That's in addition to about

Biden 'lost' on UN stage

 Daily Mail: Biden appears to wander off UN stage without shaking President Lula's hand at end of joint speech - leaving Brazilian leader visibly irritated - minutes after President walked through a flag to take the podium This looks like his dementia problem is getting worse. 

South Carolina law exposes anti-white racism

 Andrea Widburg: In response to the racism inherent in Critical Race Theory (“CRT”)—i.e., that blacks are victims and whites are evil—18 states have passed laws prohibiting schools from engaging in race-based teaching. South Carolina was one of those states and, according to a laugh-out-loud funny article in the Washington Post, the law is working. Incidentally, the article isn’t intended to be funny. It is, instead, intended to be a heartrending human interest story about a martyred leftist female teacher who violated the law and got caught. In its  general appropriations bill for 2021-2022 , the South Carolina legislature, for the first time, inserted a specific clause aimed at blocking leftist-style racism and sexism in education: For the current fiscal year, of the funds allocated by the Department of Education to school districts, no monies shall be used by any school district or school to provide instruction in, to teach, instruct, or train any administrator, teacher, staff membe

Dem Senator and wife indicted

 Daily Mail: Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and his wife are indicted for 'accepting $400,000 in gold bars from mob-linked New Jersey developer in return for favors - and giving Egyptian businessman highly sensitive U.S. information' Besides the gold bars, they are alleged to have received a luxury car and an apartment.

The Dems' 'threat to democracy' canard

 I&I: We’ve been cataloging how the left has taken to labeling every candidate it doesn’t like and every policy it opposes a “ threat to democracy .” But even we were surprised to see the U.S. Constitution itself added to the list of these threats. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said over the weekend that: “The Constitution has some profoundly anti-democratic, which is to say anti-democracy components, like the Electoral College and the two senators per state, for example.” Mind you, this aired on Sept. 15, just two days before Constitution Day, which this year marked the 236th anniversary of its signing. O’Donnell was  talking  to Jamelle Bouie, a New York Timers columnist, who after nodding his head in agreement with O’Donnell, added that “I think we’ve witnessed over the last couple years especially with the attempt to overturn the election, the ways that the constitution, its rules, can actually be used against what Americans think identify as a Democracy.” Bouie (and others on the

Man backs over his son in car and then he and wife blames 'whites'

 Post Millenial: A Texas mother was arrested on Saturday for allegedly making false statements to police about her two-year-old son's life-threatening injuries sustained in February, in which he had suffered internal injuries, burns, and a lacerated liver. Shelby Martinez, 30, was arrested on Saturday at her apartment complex where her son was injured and has been charged with making false statements to police, according to KFDX Wichita Falls. Authorities say Martinez and the boy's father, Thomas Gates, tried to cover up how their child received life-threatening injuries. Their two-year-old son was allegedly run over by Gates when he was backing out with his vehicle, but the couple blamed it on an "unknown white couple," according to police. Martinez and Gates are both black. Gates was arrested in February, several days after the incident, for the same charge after coming clean to the police about how the incident played out. According to authorities, Gates told th

The Dem border hypocrisy

 New York gets a few illegals and wants them to go "somewhere else" while the border states have to deal with millions of illegals.  What is needed is a serious border control policy and not the open borders nonsense of the Biden administration.  Trump actually controlled the border and Biden claims he didn't.  A president as delusional as Biden should be removed from office.  He is not competent enough for the position. Ted Cruz @tedcruz Dems are shameless hypocrites: 110K in NYC is a “crisis.” 7.2M across our Southern border is wonderful…as long as they don’t go to blue states! And:   Fox News @FoxNews · 1h Elon Musk accuses media of ignoring the border crisis because they were 'instructed not to cover it' And:   NBC Notices Border Crisis as Nets Scramble to Insist Biden Is in Control, ‘Taking Action’ And:   Exclusive: ‘DHS Out to Lunch,’ Plans Massive Migrant Releases at Texas Border, Says CBP Source