Showing posts from August, 2022

Taiwan worries about Chicom invasion

 Washington Examiner: China will try to  establish  military control of the  Taiwan Strait  before the 2024 elections in  Taiwan  and the United States, according to a senior Taiwanese official. “After the 20th Party Congress, we believe that the CCP will attempt to alter the status quo in the Taiwan Strait,” Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council deputy minister, Chui Chui-Cheng, said Wednesday through an official interpreter. “For example, they would try to unify with Taiwan. The tactics that they would use include gray zone tactics, and they would try to create conflicts and therefore establish the new normal.” Chui’s prediction raised the curtain on the message that the head of his agency will carry to Washington, D.C., next week amid a frenzy of military activity in the Taiwan Strait that has unfolded in the weeks since House Speaker  Nancy Pelosi  (D-CA)  visited the island democracy . Chui’s team suspects that Chinese General Secretary  Xi Jinping  will launch the relevant operations

California's car follies and plan to ban fossil fuel cars

 Stephen Green: California Warns: Here Come the Blackouts, Don't Charge Your Car They can't even keep the air conditioning on while they plan to adopt Big Green. 

Biden's 'feisty' performance not working

 Brad Slager: ... Seemingly emboldened by all of the positive press stroking the White House  continued this display on Tuesday , as Biden arrived in Pennsylvania to campaign on behalf of Democrats running for various offices. Bypassing the fact that  none of the candidates were willing to appear  with the charisma vacuum, the press again marveled at Biden’s tough-talking posturing – and ignored his actual words. There was plenty to be concerned about. Between his reliance on oft-repeated topics and catchphrases which he uses like a verbal walker, Biden sounded downright lost. He referred to a 9-year-old in the audience as a baby. He called the ridiculed appearances of John Fetterman evidence that he is a great public speaker. But the glaring omission seen by the entire press corps was when Biden endorsed John Fetterman for Governor, and Josh Shapiro as their new Senator. Small matter that Fetterman is up for the Senate seat, and Shapiro is running for Governor. But the big pull quote

Another Big Green backfire

 USA Today: New Jersey banned plastic bags. So, people are stealing grocery store shopping baskets

Biden trafficking illegal immigration from border

 Daily Caller: The Biden Admin Is Paying To Bus Illegal Migrants To New York City Is Biden trying to replace all those New Yorkers who are fleeing liberalism for Florida?  While Abbott is also bussing migrants to New York, it is to get the attention of liberals on the impact of Biden's open borders policy. 

Artic not complying with 'climate change ' predictions

 Vijay Jayaraj: With ice coverage for July and August remaining above the ten-year average of 2010–20, the extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic has surprised experts who once predicted that such levels would be impossible. This stands in stark contrast to the dominant climate narrative that predicts the dwindling of summer ice in the Arctic.  Some politicians had even claimed that parts of the Arctic would be ice-free by now. With the seasonal Arctic melt technically over, it is fair to conclude that the extent of ice in the summer of 2022 has been greater than the ten-year average.  On most days in July and August, sea ice levels were above the ten-year average and significantly more than the previous few years. The Japanese National Institute of Polar Research provides a useful visualization in the graph below.  This year's Arctic sea ice — shown in red — is compared with the ten-year average and the levels of the previous few years, including that of 2012, when ice had reached

New England learns the downside of opposition to fossil fuels

 Daily Wire: For years, liberal states in New England opposed gas pipelines in the name of combatting climate change , yet now that ideological opposition is coming back to haunt them as the region faces a fuel shortage months before cold weather even starts. The Department of Energy recently sent New England governors a letter begging them to increase fuel inventories through all legal measures ahead of winter. According to the data, fuel inventories in the region are running well below average. Now, the region is serving as a cautionary tale for all who seek to abandon fossil fuels. “Years of policy choices to limit pipeline infrastructure means New England must rely more heavily on oil and gas reserves and imports,” Heritage Foundation’s Research Fellow at the Center for Energy, Climate and Environment Katie Tubb told The Daily Wire. For example, in 2016, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) boasted that he opposed a 120-mile pipeline that would have transported gas from Tennessee to Dracut, M

Intel 'experts' who got Hunter's laptop wrong still on liberal media

 Fox News: Left-leaning media networks CNN and MSNBC continue to give ample airtime to a number of current and former intelligence officials, despite concerns about their credibility following the Trump-Russia collusion investigation and the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. On Monday, during an appearance on "Don Lemon Tonight," former Director of National Intelligence and CNN national security analyst James Clapper said that one should assume all classified material obtained from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home have been compromised. "That is the worst-case assumption that you have to make. What is the potential damage that could be done to U.S. Intelligence capabilities? That is, sources, methods, trade crowds compromised? That can get very personal in the case of human assets," he said. But, Clapper has made numerous comments over the years that are scrutinized to this day. In March 2013, Clapper said the U.S. government does not "wittingly" colle

Ukraine's long range plan for its counter offensive

 ISW: Ukrainian forces began striking Russian pontoon ferries across the Dnipro River on August 29, which is consistent with the start of the Ukrainian counteroffensive. The effects of destroying ferries will likely be more ephemeral than those of putting bridges out of commission, so attacking them makes sense in conjunction with active ground operations. Ukrainian military officials confirmed that Ukrainian forces destroyed a Russian pontoon-ferry crossing in Lvove, approximately 16km west of Nova Kakhovka on the right bank of the Dnipro River on August 29.[1] Ukrainian and Russian sources have also reported that Ukrainian forces struck a pontoon crossing constructed out of barges near the Antonivsky Road Bridge.[2] Ukrainian forces have long undertaken efforts to destroy Russian ground lines of communication (GLOCs) prior to the announcement of the counteroffensive operation, which likely indicates that Ukrainian forces are committed to a long-term effort - composed of both strikes

Supreme Court to take cases on racial preferences

 Conservative Brief: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenges to the University of North Carolina and Harvard’s race-based admissions. The nation’s highest court set a date of Oct. 31 to hear the arguments. Alex Deise, an attorney and policy manager at FreedomWorks, said the Supreme Court can deliver a “historic” decision to abolish the “ability for higher education to use race-based affirmative action in admissions.” Both UNC and Harvard have been sued over allegations of discrimination against Asian and white Americans, with some arguing their civil rights were violated in the admissions process. “By taking these cases, the Supreme Court has a historic opportunity to eliminate the ability of colleges and universities to explicitly discriminate on the basis of race in their admissions process,” Deise said. “Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College is one of two cases to come before the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to eliminate race as a

The duel justice system at work

  Tweet See new Tweets Conversation Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell Democrats have weaponized government against their political enemies. Quote Tweet Kristina Wong  @kristina_wong · Aug 28, 2021 One was protected for speaking out against his chain of command — the other, fired within a day. 6:49 PM · Aug 30, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone 1,109 Retweets 18 Quote Tweets 3,847 Likes Tip