By Dave Scott, 9-15-23
The millions of dollars China is funneling into the Hunter-Joe family “business” organization is paying off handsomely for the Chicoms as demonstrated by Joe Biden’s performance on the world stage in Southeast Asia Sunday, September 10.
During his rambling, slurred and at times incomprehensible talk last Sunday evening in Communist Vietnam, America’s well-placed and generously paid Chinese PR representative was enthusiastic in his praise of dictator Chairman Xi and the Chinese Communist Party.
He downplayed that country’s aggressive military ambitions in Southeast Asia and ignored its abysmal treatment of its citizens at home. The Chinese spy balloon floating across America, the theft of U.S. technology, Chinese fentanyl flowing into the U.S., the Wuhan Laboratory and covid, China’s massive land purchases in the U.S. around military bases, and Chinse military incursions of Tiawan were never mentioned by China’s well-paid flack.
He said that his pal (e.g. client) Xi has his hands full with the Chinese economy and obviously has no time to invade his neighbors or anything else although admitting “I don’t know what his game plan is.” Whatever it is its all apparently OK with Biden, as he gets paid to ignore any indiscretions by the Chicoms and exclaimed that all he wants from them is their “cooperation” and for them to succeed. He said that the U.S. wanted stability in its relationship with China and that China faces a ”difficult” economy and “we’re all better off if China does well.”
During the speech Biden never mentioned Chinese military exploits in the Southeast Asian region or its intentions toward Taiwan saying that even though he hasn’t talked with Chairman Xi in months he did everything but call him and order take out for the Hanoi audience.
When he wasn’t flattering the Chicoms and his pal Xi, the addled old timer was warning the world about the myth of climate change while his minions in D.C. ensured Americans that gasoline prices in the U.S. would significantly jump again as he just cancelled drilling rights in Alaska. As oil prices go up so will the cost of fertilizer and transportation. Food prices then rise just as gas is rising, and we’re back on the runaway inflation train again.
He failed to mention that the Chinese are building one new coal-fired plant a week. That would have probably been a violation of his PR contract retainer with his generous client.
And the next day, while the rest of America was honoring those who died in the 9-11 attacks 22 years ago, Biden was napping in Alaska, becoming the first president not to attend the annual memorial ceremony.
Instead Biden applauded Saudi Arabia for its involvement in a global infrastructure deal on the anniversary of 9-11, the mass terrorist attack that country has long been accused of organizing.
Last year the Biden administration released a would-be 9-11 hijacker from Guantanamo Bay to be sent back home to Saudi Arabia, a decision that was decried by most Americans and many lawmakers.
The obviously addled octogenarian spent part of his Sunday talk calling the fairytale of climate change “more frightening than nuclear war.” At one point he even lapsed into his cringe-worthy whisper.
Hopelessly lost without his usual teleprompter crutches he was like a stand-up comedian who forgot all the punchlines and then desperately attacked the audience for failing to respond positively. His Hanoi press conference became totally derailed when he referred to those who didn’t buy into his climate change blather as “lying dog-faced pony soldiers” and once again wrongly claimed that he’d borrowed that line from a John Wayne movie instead of a 1952 Tyrone Power movie where a variation of it was spoken.
At the beginning of his word jumble he also flubbed the phrase “Good Morning Vietnam” saying it was the name of a song when it was actually a 1987 Robin Williams war movie title. Nonetheless it was not the most appropriate title to mention in Vietnam. His speech writing and fact checking staffs are as incompetent as he is.
As he awkwardly fumbled through the notes provided by his staff listing whom he was supposed to call on for questions, he angrily shouted at one reporter: “I ain’t calling on you.”
That was enough even for Karine Jean-Pierre, the inept pygmy that runs the White House press office. She mercifully gave him the hook, cutting his mic and loudly interrupting him midsentence as he was helplessly responding to a question announcing: “That’s all, no more questions, thank you for coming”, piping in music and ending 26 minutes of incomprehensible gibberish and public humiliation. He departed mumbling: “I tell you what, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go to bed.” I’m not making any of this up. I wish I were as I don’t enjoy seeing America embarrassed on the world stage.
Neither Biden, KJP or anyone else addressed the House GOP Impeachment Inquiry issue saying there’s no evidence that Biden profited from his son Hunter’s dealings with China or any other country. If there’s no evidence and there’s nothing to address then why is the White House building a war room filled with lawyers and communications staffers who are working overtime to make sure no evidence is found?
The entire Hanoi episode must have the Chinese Politburo in Beijing jumping with joy and high fiving each other exclaiming,: “Well, we’re certainly getting our money’s worth” while the rest of the world looks on in disbelief.
Even Kamala Harris is looking good to Democrats after this fiasco.
(An abridged version of the above commentary appears in Biz Pac Review BPR at https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/09/13/biden-gives-china-its-moneys-worth-1395533/
This Week’s Winners of The Bad Taste Award Are…the folks at DraftKings, a sports gambling company that also runs an online casino.
On Monday, September 11, these pathetic losers obviously operating under the premise that bad taste is better than no taste offered a 9/11-themed parlay involving New York City-area sports teams.
The tone deaf company offered bettors the chance to take the New York Mets to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, the New York Yankees to win against the Boston Red Sox and the New York Jets to start the season off strong against the Buffalo Bills with a victory proclaiming: “NEVER FORGET,” the parlay heading read. “Bet these New York teams to win tonight on 9/11.” After a public outcry the bozos took it down, losing heavily in the public arena.
These folks would fit right in with the current White House crowd.
Poll Discovers Some Sane California Residents: A recent poll from UC Berkeley and the LA Times reveals that California voters overwhelmingly oppose the idea of cash payments for black descendants of slaves by a 2-to-1 margin.
As a Canadian-born naturalized U.S. citizen I can understand those opposing. I would be against it as well as there were no slave holders in my family and as far as I know there were never any in all of Canada. However, even if my ancestors had owned slaves some 160 years ago I would no more be responsible than I would be if they had raided an Inuit village and melted all their igloos. Speaking of Inuits what ever happened to Eskimo Pies? Are they now called Inuit Pies and if so where can I buy them?
Letter From Larry: A recent email to me from Tampa Plant High School pal and American Spectator writer Larry Thornberry deserves to be read by more folks than just me so here it is:
Today’s Entry from the Political Dictionary is “public health crisis.” So what exactly is a public health crisis? It’s anything a politician says is a public health crisis. (See the masks and school closings scams.) If any article or amendment to the U’S. Constitution can be voided at the whim of politicians, who can’t survive without crises they can appear to be saving the public from (see climate change), then the Constitution carries all the weight and force of a note passed in study hall. Standards like this change the Bill of Rights into the Bill of Suggestions. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-mexico-sheriff-wont-enforce-unconstitutional-gun-ban-protecting-second-amendment
And in this particular case, I’d counsel against trying to hold your breath until New Mexico gang-bangers start trading their guns in for Bibles. In fact I doubt you could find one who has even heard of the order. These are not the most informed people in the Land of Enchantment.
Of course we shouldn’t be surprised at this attempted usurpation by a member of a political party that I won’t name. (Hint: it’s the Democrats.) They’re required to do this by a Democrat Party Union work rule that states: “When wretched people do something wretched, punish and inconvenience innocent people who had nothing to do with it.” And we all know Democrats are bears for following the rules, as long as they make them, of course.”
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch: Two of the most annoying, unlikeable, and curmudgeonly codgers in Fernandina Beach continue not only to publicly screech and pound sand, but to pat each other on the back following their respective tirades.
City Commissioner Dr. Chip Ross, a man totally lacking in charm, charisma and empathy who brought a boatload of antipathy with him when he moved here from Maryland several years ago, is consistently on the losing end of numerous 4-1 City Commission votes. (A summary of his notorious back ground is outlined at http://www.davescottblog.com/first-do-no-harm-do-not-vote-for-chip-ross-heres-why/)
Thanks to weak opponents and totally indifferent voters he was elected twice to “harumph” his way through seven years as commissioner. Today the term-limited Ross serves no useful purpose other than as a controversial entertainment factor. His lengthy, boring and insipid comments are continuously gaveled silent by current informed mayor and gentleman Bradley Bean and he is consistently outvoted 4-1 and 3-2 by reasonable representatives.
Mike “Left Coast” Lednovich, a proud sign-toting Black Lives Matter marching activist and California transplant, is a former Commissioner and Ross ally who lost his last reelection bid, is the other back-patting patronizing half of this cranky combo.
Despite being booted by voters Lednovich attempts to stay in the public eye scribbling disjointed opinions for the half dozen left wingers who go online to read the sight-impaired Fernandina Observer and the other six who need to have it read to them.
Lednovich took exception to Mayor Bradley Bean last Tuesday night, September 5, when Bean gaveled Ross silent after the boisterous gasbag attempted to explain why two long-standing companies. AT&T and Florida Power, should be sued to remove a piece of their property – a utility pole – that has been in place for years.
How inept is Lednovich? He wrote: “Bean was armed with a wooden gavel – which he pounded three times to silence Commissioner Chip Ross, who was in mid-sentence. Ross was armed only with facts and a well-researched argument.”
Before being gaveled silent, Ross, in typical fashion was attacking AT&T. “Why? Because these people (AT&T) are taking money from us they shouldn’t be taking,” Ross said.
I’m no big fan of AT&T but Ross would attack the Sisters of Charity and cookie-selling Girl Scouts because that’s his nature. His many lawsuits here and in Maryland have cost some businesses and municipalities including Fernandina’s thousands of dollars in legal and other fees. The very bizarre reports of Ross’s Maryland activities can be found by going to: http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0906/prominent-tiki-bar-foe-charged-with-intoxicated-endangerment.html. A Washington Post article can be read in the May 28, 2011 Washington Post (At the famed Tiki Bar in Southern Maryland, it’s the … – Washington Post ).
Ross even had a family with a special needs son evicted from their home here during the Thanksgiving holiday that cost them thousands of dollars in hotel charges.
Wannabe reporter Lednovich and the pretend news outlet Observer are the only sources I’ve ever seen who have defended the local curmudgeonly commissioner.
After Mayor Bean shut Ross down it was then decided that AT&T’s communications line would be discussed later and the commission eventually voted 4-1 to pay the company $30,000 to relocate it.
Lednovich prattled on in his silly opinion piece saying that Bean was “strong-arming Commissioner Ross, Bean undermined the democratic process.” That’s like saying the FBI strong armed Al Capone.
The city will be much better off when these two embarrassments hit the bricks, as they’ve certainly worn out their welcome hereabouts.
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