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biden's first week in office was utterly destructive

friday, february 05th, 2021

After promising to unite us in his inaugural address, Biden almost immediately set about to do more to divide us than any president in American history. Setting aside for the moment the plethora of executive orders that he issued in his first week (over 30), the purpose of which was to wipe out as many of Trump's accomplishments as he could (clearly not a unifying undertaking), let's just look as what he didn't do to further the cause of unity.

[Full Title: "Biden's first week in office was utterly destructive for America"]

Impeachment. If Biden was possessed of an ounce of leadership, let alone statesmanship, the first thing he should have done was call off the impeachment dogs. The effort to impeach Donald Trump, who has already left office (and who has clearly committed no impeachable offense), is one of the most divisive efforts that now confronts our deeply troubled and divided Republic. It is a brainless act of vindictiveness, possessed of not a shred of constitutional support. By using his authority as president, he certainly could have inveighed against Chuck Schumer (forget about Nancy Pelosi — she's hopeless) to kill this measure as soon as it arrived in the Senate. Needless to say, he chose not to do so.

Cancel Culture. How do you unite your party with the opposition when you are supporting current efforts to silence that opposition? We have never witnessed this sort of assault on free speech — the Dems just don't want conservatives to have a voice. What are they afraid of? If you had winning argument, wouldn't you want to expose the

inadequacy of your opponent's? The answer is clear: they have no sound argument, and what they are for — socialism — finds no support with the American public.

Indeed, the Dems are not just trying to suppress the Right's speech. According to geniuses like Katie Couric, Trump-supporters need to be "deprogrammed." That sounds like a solid argument for unity.

H.R. 1: An Invitation to Commit Fraud. Biden did nothing to interfere with the prospect of the passage of H.R. 1 as it wends its way through Congress. H.R.1 is a brazen left-wing effort to further concentrate power in the federal government. The Heritage Foundation nicely summarizes it in the following manner:

H.R.1 federalizes and micromanages the electoral process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process — which is necessary for protecting our liberty and freedom. The bill interferes with the ability of the states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, to participate in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives.

In short, it is nothing more than a power-grab designed to further cripple the Republican Party.

Time and space do not allow of any extensive discussion of Biden's executive orders (a procedure Biden described to George Stephanopoulos during his campaign as a dictatorial method of producing a measure that, in a democracy, should be reserved to the Legislature — just another instance in which Biden doesn't practice what he preaches). Suffice it to say that while none of his executive orders do anything to further the cause of unity he called for in his inaugural address, several are briefly worth noting for their disuniting effect.

He wasted no time in acting on his version of the Green New Deal, which is vehemently opposed to fossil fuels. He killed the Keystone Pipeline. In doing so, he managed to kill 11,000 good union jobs, the loss of which he rationalized as their being replaced by good new environment-friendly jobs on the horizon. (I'll wager that that's the very distant horizon.)

To deal with our immigration problem, Biden tried to put a freeze on deportation, shut down construction on the border wall, and assured that we shall be invaded by illegal aliens, thereby jeopardizing the jobs of immigrants, who are here legally, as well as the health and well-being of all of us.

A third executive order worth mentioning is his treatment of males calling themselves female who seek to compete in women's sports. In ordering that they can, he greatly diminishes any competitive edge that athletic women might have, as well as reducing the privacy they previously experienced in their locker rooms.

Obviously, Biden is not the least bit interested in "unity." As the old saying goes, I can't hear what you say above the noise of what you do (or action speaks louder than words). In short, in addition to his many other obvious infirmities (e.g., his being an intellectually challenged, senile crook), he is a flagrant liar.

This is the first time that one of the U.S.'s two major parties engaged in such self-destructive action on such a global scale. I am reminded of Arnold Toynbee's observation that "great civilizations are not murdered. They commit suicide."

Joe Biden is taking America down a very dark path, and I am not optimistic about our prospects for survival.

© 1.29.21 by Kenneth Eliasberg, "American Thinker".

A Day In The Life.

Up at 8a on Friday, it was already 52° outside – had a couple smokes in the garage while the coffee brewed, did my DR (Type 1 Diabetic Routine - Blood Sugar Level Test and Sliding-Scale Insulin Shot), applied the CBD Hemp Pro-Level 5 Ointment to my lower back, neck and shoulder, had simple toast for breakfast, and checked the weather and news. I got the "CP Show" daily graphics posted to FR, and the regional Gas Co repairman showed-up to replace the entire meter in front of the condo.

After seeing that we were going to get hit by 2 consecutive storms, I drove to Weis Market and stocked-up on a few things, did a couple other errands, and was back by 12 to post the "Rush Show" to FR, do the midday DR and have lunch. Rush was pretty boring so I took a 3hr snooze on the LR couch, and replayed the morning's missed "CP Show" Podcast until dinner. This warning was posted by 7p.

Winter Storm Warning
Start: 8:00 AM EST, Sunday, January 31
End: 4:00 AM EST, Tuesday, February 1
Source: U.S. National Weather Service
* WHAT: Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with the highest amounts north and east of Harrisburg. A light glaze of ice is also likely from Harrisburg southward
* WHERE: South-central Pennsylvania.
* WHEN: Light snow will overspread the region this morning and continue through tonight. The snow could become heavier on Monday and potentially mix with ice from Harrisburg southward. Expect the snow to taper off by late Monday night.
* IMPACTS: Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Snow may change to a wintry mix early Monday along and south of Interstate 81.
There is the potential for significant winter weather that may impact travel. Stay off the roads if you don't need to go anywhere.

I watched Fox News until 11p, and bagged it for the night.

I slept-in until 9:30a on Saturday, I did the morning DR, had coffee and breakfast, and wanted to get some niggling errands out-of-the-way, so I could watch the 2021 IMSA Rolex 24hrs of Daytona, America's Premier Endurance Race, for multi-million prototype spots cars. The race started at 3:30p, and will run all night, with numerous driver changes, until 3:30p on Sunday. I really enjoy IMSA sports car racing.

I had dinner, watched the race until 11p, which would go on all night and into Sunday afternoon, and unplugged for the night.

Up at 9a on Sunday, it was snowing lightly, I did the morning DR, made coffee and had Sunny-Side-Up Eggs, Sausage & Hash Browns, for breakfast. By 11a, the snow was coming down hard and fast. I decided to work on 202 Taxes for the next 2 days, since we'd already gotten 5-6" of snow, and it would be "very heavy" tomorrow, according to the forecasts.

Sorting-out a 3" thick folder of 2020 receipts, answering my CPA's multi-page questionnaire, was just the start, and it took all day. So much freaking paper. I had lunch and dinner, and will do the receipt addition tomorrow, and finish the CPA's forms, tomorrow. I watched the end of the 2021 IMSA Rolex 24hrs of Daytona race, Expedition Unknown and Mecum Auto Auctions until 10:30p, and quit for the day, with 5" of snow already on-the-ground, and more to come tomorrow.

On Monday, the sound of freezing rain and sleet on the skylights woke me at 5a, but I went back to sleep until 7. After breakfast, I worked on tax paperwork all morning and afternoon, in between taking breaks and watching "American Pickers". I called it a night at 11p.

Up at 8a on Tuesday, it was still snowing, in bursts as the last cells moved thru, and my good friend and neighbor, Jayme, was snowblowing my driveway, walk, as well as a few other neighbors' drives and walks. Looks like 12-14", or something thereabouts and progressing nicely. 30° and windy. I did the morning DR, made coffee and had a light breakfast. Rite Aid called with 2 waiting Rx refills, so I carefully drove over the slush-covered roads with very light traffic, picked-up the Rxs and came home. Final tally in York, Lancaster and Adams Counties: between 8-15".

Uh oh, looks like more coming, next week.

Happy Groundhog Day

The Organized Biden Crime Family sells out America, once again. Better get used to the filthy ChiComms slowly taking over Texas and other oil-rich states, plus real estate etc. They've been told to play by the Red CCP's Rules, now.

After a bad backwards fall from stupidly standing on a chair, while I was trying to charge the electric blinds in my sunroom-office – nothing broken, just a bad and painful tailbone bruise – I gave-up for the evening, took a painkiller and sleeping pill and went to bed at 9p. I have a 10:30a Dr's app't in the morning, and one at 12:30p, so I hope to sleep-off some of the pain.

Up at 6a on Wednesday, I did the usual routines, posted the "CP Show" to FR, I left for my 10:30 Podiatrist's (MD) app't. That done, i went home and a call came from my Cardiologist's off that we'd do a tele-meeting, to save me a trip. That done, I did the midday DR, had lunch and slept for 3hrs on the LR couch, to relieve some tailbone bruise pain. After dinner, I watched Fox News for a while, took an Ambien and unplugged at 9p. Too painful to sit; I needed to lie down and sleep.

Up at 7a on Thursday, the pain was back after about an hour, so I used a lot of CBD Level-5 on the general area, and it helped a little, but I either had to be on my feet, or laying down. I didn't get any tax work done, briefly used the computer to post both the "CP Show" and "Rush Show" to FR, and spent a lot of the day on the couch. It's going to be sore for a while, as I've had this once before after a bad fall off a front-end loader, plowing snow in the Winter at my Ol' garden Center & Nursery, back in the late 90s.

I watched Mecum Auto Auctions, Tucker Carlson, from the uber-comfy LR couch, and bagged it around 9p, with a painkiller and sleeping pill. I needed relief. Tomorrow starts another week.

The Enemy Is Within The House.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that House Republicans pose a threat to Democrats, and she pledged additional federal money to boost security in the Capitol.

Pelosi said Congress must pass a supplemental spending bill to provide funds “for security for members, when the enemy is within the House of Representatives of a threat that members are concerned about, in addition to what is happening outside.”

Pelosi and Democrats fear Republican members of Congress carrying guns. The California Democrat has installed metal detectors at the doors to the House chamber, prompting protests from GOP lawmakers.

When asked to elaborate on the enemies comment, Pelosi told the Washington Examiner, “It means we have members of Congress who want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress.”

Some Republican members carry licensed firearms around the Capitol. Guns are prohibited in the House chamber.

Pelosi said that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump protesters has left the Democratic caucus fearful weeks later.

House Democrats are asking for additional money to protect them, including when they return home to their districts and are flying or taking other public transportation. The Capitol remains surrounded by 8-foot fencing with barbed wire, and the campus is occupied by thousands of National Guard troops.

Democrats say they are fearful of their fellow Republican lawmakers as well. Partisan tensions have escalated in recent weeks, and the GOP conference includes new pro-Trump members, including Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who was determined to bring a gun into the chamber.

Pelosi installed the metal detectors in front of the chamber shortly after the attack on the Capitol.

Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican, had to hand his licensed handgun to an aide after he was stopped at the metal detector in front of the House chamber last week. Harris said he was carrying the weapon for protection after receiving threats.

Pelosi said former President Donald Trump is not only responsible for inspiring the attack on the Capitol, but that he also “keeps fanning the flame, endangering the security of members of Congress to the point that they’ve even been concerned about members in the House of Representatives being a danger to them.”

Fuck you, Pee-lousy bitch!

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