Stay with me edition

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…but before I fade away, there is something important I need to say. It may not be important to anyone else; but it’s important to me. Win, lose or fraud…President Trump, I just want to say thank you for the last four years. Thank you for making it cool to be an American again. Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China’s thumb anymore economically, or any other way. Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime. Thank you for all you have done for the minority communities, and the outstanding decrease in the unemployment rate you had. Thank you for making it feel good to love our country and to be a proud patriot again. Thank you for supporting our Nation’s flag and the men and women who fought for the freedom that stands behind that flag. Thank you for supporting our nation’s law enforcement organizations, and understanding how difficult their job really is. Thank you for quelling the flood of illegal immigration, and bringing to justice the thousands of criminals that flood brought us. Thank you for giving corporations a reason to come back to America to make our own products and put Americans back to work. Thank you for bringing our troops home from endless deployments that presented us with little more than body bags; and for your commitment to strengthen our military. Thank you for operation warp speed and keeping your promise to bringing the Covid 19 vaccine to us in less than a year. Thank you for your never-ending attempts at bringing peace to the Middle East and your support for Israel. Thank you for your Tax relief, and thank you for our energy independence.

Most of all though…THANK YOU for taking a damn rotten job that you never had to take!! Thank you for caring enough for this country to want to try and make a difference. Thank you for showing America how little Career Politicians actually work for their constituents; and for showing us how much those politicians despise you for showing America how easy it is to build a great nation, rather than rape her to line their own pockets and stock portfolios.

Thank you for allowing us to experience a President that wasn’t a lifelong politician, but a lifelong American. THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT… YOU DID YOUR BEST…”

Rush Limbaugh


Australia is now an example for all the world to see

This was just put up at Instapundit. THIS IS WHAT THE LEFT ENVISIONS FOR US:  Every nation should learn Australia’s lessons.5

This is the larger question asked at the link: “What happens when a country divests itself of anything that can assure its self-sufficiency? Australia provides an answer to that question.”

The central element of pre-Keynesian economics was value added. Unfortunately we are all Keynesians now. Read it all.

The average American π-Q is pretty dismal

I’m designing a test to measure someone’s πQ, their Political Quotient. So far as I can see, near on half the American population is at the sub-normal level.  If there is not by now major levels of buyer remorse following the “election” of Joe Biden, there may be little help for many of them. Quite a shame, however, for those who must share the same political space, and who knows how all of this will affect the rest of us in the rest of the world. The following posts have all just been taken from


Biden’s Worst Executive Order Went Almost Entirely Unnoticed Issues & Insights, by The Editorial Board Original Article In the flurry of President Joe Biden’s executive orders was one that was almost entirely overlooked but could easily end up having the biggest impact. The order also seems harmless enough, going by the seemingly innocent title “Modernizing Regulatory Review.” Except this order isn’t about modernizing regulations. It’s about unleashing the regulatory state with a ferocity never before seen in this country. Biden’s order – which didn’t get released to the press until late in the evening of his first day – aims to effectively toss the cost-benefit analysis that for many decades has served as at least a modest brake on

DC Officials Announce Plans to Erect Permanent Security Fence Around US Capitol – In Same Week Democrats Ended Construction of Border Security Fence Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Original Article Joe Biden signed an executive order to stop the building of the border wall immediately after his virtual unattended inauguration.Walls don’t work. They’re immoral. And racist. But Washington DC officials announced this week they will erect a permanent security fence around the US Capitol because walls work in DC! This is People’s Pelosi’s House. Where corrupt and tone-deaf lawmakers hide from the people in fear.Unreal. PERMANENT SECURITY FENCING coming to US Capitol. New statement from acting US Capitol Police chief: “Vast improvements to the physical security infrastructure must be made to include permanent fencing”

Off to a Bad START: Putin Schools Biden with One Phone CallAmerican Thinker, by Lynn Corum Original Article According to Russian news service Ria Novosti, on Tuesday, the presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, held a telephone conversation. During the conversation, Biden and Putin agreed to a five-year extension of START-3, until 2026, “100% on Russian terms, without additions, in the form in which it was originally signed.” As a result of the call, the authorized Duma committees were ordered to urgently take the necessary steps to extend START-3. On that same day, Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill on the ratification of START-3 through 2026; it immediately passed. Putin’s Deputy Foreign Minister

Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Bill for Nationwide Mail-in Voting: Necessary to ‘Make Real Progress’ Breitbart Politics, by Hannah Bleau Original Article Two Democrat lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday, dubbed the “Vote at Home Act,” to expand “Oregon-style” mail-in voting nationwide, contending that the move is necessary to “make real progress” in the country.The bill, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), is designed to “fight voter suppression” as detailed by Wyden’s press release. The measure would “massively expand vote-at-home ballot access, provide voters with pre-paid ballot envelopes and enact automatic voter registration.”The lawmakers point to the unprecedented number of Americans who voted by mail in the 2020 presidential election — a move Democrats vehemently pushed.

How and Why Joe Biden Opposes Patriotic Education American Thinker, by Eileen F. Toplansky Original Article Of all the executive orders that newly elected Joe Biden swiftly enacted, nothing is more indicative of his anti-American animus and radical left-wing influence than his revoking Trump’s “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education.” The 1776 Commission to Create a Patriotic History Curriculum is in direct contrast to the “1619 Project,” which reflects a decidedly anti-American, factually incorrect, and blatantly biased program currently being pushed through the U.S. education system.The mission of the 1776 Commission is “to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character.” But the left continues the mendacious onslaught of falsehoods about America.

Biden, Teachers’ Unions, and the $630 Billion Shakedown American Greatness, by Julie Kelly Original Article For all their devastating, long-term side effects, the various failed remedies to COVID-19 have been clarifying. The “expert” class, in case it was still unclear to anyone, is overrun not with critical thinkers devoted to scientific inquiry but hyperpartisan hacks with a hive mind no better than that of a typical seventh-grade cheer squad. The scientific method is dead; in its place is a multitiered campaign to bully, silence, and cancel anyone who dares to challenge their unchallengeable expertise. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle are as clueless as they are callous. Little daylight exists between Democratic Governor

Rand Paul’s Great Speech on the Unconstitutional Impeachment, by Rush Limbaugh Original Article RUSH: Now, folks, Rand Paul has been on fire this week, the senator from Kentucky, and Tuesday in Washington on the Senate floor, he made a really great speech on the unconstitutional sham second impeachment of Donald Trump.(Snip)PAUL: If we are about to try to impeach a president, where is the chief justice? If the accused is no longer president, where is the constitutional power to impeach him? Private citizens don’t get impeached. Impeachment is for removal from office, and the accused here has already left office. Hyperpartisan Democrats are about to drag our great country down into the gutter of rancor and vitriol

Biden administration reestablishes diplomatic ties with Palestinian Authority Post Millenial [Canada], by Noah David Alter Original Article The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that they would be restoring diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority, Times of Israel reports. (Snip) the United States will be restoring diplomatic aid to the Palestinian authority, a move which has been heavily criticized by pro-Israel groups. Critics of the decision warn that US diplomatic aid may go towards the Palestinian policy of “pay-for-slay,” whereby the Palestinian Authority pays the families of terrorists who murder Israeli civilians. The Trump administration had previously cut off significant amounts of diplomatic aid to the Palestinian Authority due to this pay-for-slay policy, saying that the aid would be restored when the Palestinians abandon that practice.

Biden Signs Executive Order Allowing the U.S. to Fund Global Abortions National Review, by Alexandra DeSanctis Original Article President Biden signed an executive order Thursday afternoon reversing the Mexico City policy, permitting U.S. aid money once again to fund groups that provide or promote abortion around the globe. The policy was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in an effort to ensure that taxpayers were not required to indirectly fund abortion procedures performed in other countries. The policy has been undone via executive order by every subsequent Democratic administration and reinstated by each Republican one. The Trump administration expanded the policy to include not only family planning funds distributed by the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development but also

Biden’s normal is abnormal, by Don Surber Original Article The media is peddling the narrative that Chairman Xiden is bringing back normalcy. Well, let us see what the media and the rest of the Democrats consider normal. The new normalcy is impeaching a president and trying him after his term ends and he has gone home to Mar-A-Lago. The new normalcy is arresting and prosecuting a man for making memes on Twitter. The new normalcy is 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington on Inauguration Day. The new normalcy is replacing a viewing audience for the occasion with 100,000 American flags. The new normalcy is cries of deprogramming political opponents.

William Trufant Foster

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Foster and Catchings wikipedia entry

Pre-Keynesian American underconsumption theorists.

In their undergraduate years at the turn of the century, William Trufant Foster and Waddill Cathings had been classmates together in at Harvard.  Foster went on to become an college educator, while Catchings had gone into finance.  In 1919, they came together again at the Pollack Foundation for Economic Research – Catchings providing the economic expertise,  Foster providing the expository rhetoric – and promptly set about addressing the post-war slump.

Foster & Catchings main theses were worked out in Profits (1925) and Money (1928).  They argued that insufficient consumer income is what leads to collapses in consumption and hence profits, prices and outputs.  They base their theory on a primitive but clumsy version of a multiplier-accelerator mechanism.   If retained company profits are hoarded (rather than being lent out), then consumer income is insufficient for consumers to absorb output. They argued that even if the firm invests this hoarded money itself (and thus pays the income out to workers), the problem is not solved: increased investment increases demand, yes, but it also pushes out output even further.  The imbalance between aggregate demand and supply, Foster and Catchings argue, will thus maintain itself. 

Their theory contains a fatal flaw in the “long-run”, but seen in a short-run, dynamic manner, it is reminiscent of that of Malthus during the General Glut controversy.  They publicly offered a cash award to any economist who could prove their argument flawed. Dozens upon dozens of people submitted proofs (e.g. Friedrich Hayek, 1929), but while they acknowledged minor errors, Foster and Catchings maintained that their central thesis remained correct.  Apparently, Foster and Catchings had early sympathizers in Paul H. Douglas and Charles F. Roos.

Robert Dimand Brief Bio of WTF

The educator and heterodox monetary economist William Trufant Foster was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 18 January 1879, and died in Winter Park, Florida, on 18 October 1950. After his father’s early death, Foster worked his way through high school and Harvard University, graduating first in his class in 1901. After teaching at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, he returned to Harvard to take an A.M. in English in 1904, followed by a Ph.D. from Teachers College of Columbia University. His exceptional success as a teacher of rhetoric and a textbook author, and the vision of an ‘ideal college’ presented in his doctoral dissertation (published in 1911), led to his remarkably early promotion from instructor to full professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1905, and his appointment at the first president of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, in 1910. Foster served as an inspector with the American Red Cross in France after US entry into the First World War. Health problems from overwork, together with controversy over his pacifism, led Foster to resign from Reed College in December 1919. He then became director of the Pollak Foundation for Economic Research, founded in Newton, Massachusetts, by his Harvard classmate Waddill Catchings, an investment banker.

Religion and the modern secular socialist state

From Biden Puts Anti-Israel BDS Activist in Charge of NSC Intel:

“Why Is Georgetown Providing a Platform for This Dangerous Group?” an op-ed in the Washington Post had asked. 

The group was the Palestine Solidarity Movement, a BDS anti-Israel hate group whose conferences had a history of antisemitism, supporting Hamas and the murder of Jews.

Maher Bitar, one of the executive board members of Students for Justice in Palestine, was one of the principal organizers of the 2006 conference which was being hosted by Georgetown University’s SJP hate group. A photo appears to show him dancing in a keffiyah in front of a banner reading, “Divest from Israel Apartheid”. 

Despite protests from Jewish groups, the Georgetown BDS conference went ahead 

Now, Biden has picked Maher Bitar as the Senior Director for Intelligence on the NSC.

And then this, California Is Cleansing Jews From History where we find:

Kaplan reports that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond admitted in a 2020 meeting with Jewish groups that there were problems with the creation of this group that allowed it to be politicized, and we have put systems in place to make sure they do not recur.

Nevertheless, in 2020, Gov. Newsom signed into law AB 1460, which requires that every student in the Cal State system—the largest four-year public university system in the country, of which San Francisco State is a part—take a three-unit course in ethnic studies. The governor’s decision defied the recommendations of the university’s own chancellor, members of the university’s board of trustees, and the university’s academic senate, all of whom opposed the bill, objecting to the government’s unprecedented intrusion into the university’s curriculum. The board of trustees had offered a competing proposal to require a course on ethnic studies and social justice, which would have included Jewish, LGBTQ and disability studies. Propelled by the momentum of the BLM movement in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, the governor rejected the board’s suggestion.

Then this: Is America An Enemy Of Christianity? Interesting question and with good cause:

Though the US has separation of church and state, we have long been accustomed to American Christianity being consonant with American patriotism. But close Christian observers of American life have wondered for the last couple of decades — at least in my experience — if and when the day will come when being a faithful Christian will require one to oppose the US government and the American system. As America de-Christianizes, what was once unthinkable by conservative Christians is now fast moving from the fringes to the mainstream of our thinking….

What the Left is pushing for, and is getting, in an American version of the French policy of laïcité — a hard secularism that pushes religion hard to the margins of public life. The only kind of Christianity that is going to be tolerated is Joe Biden’s kind: the sort that doesn’t contradict anything that secular progressives want. There’s a reason why our media, which heretofore furrowed its collective brow over the religious beliefs of Trump administration appointees, are falling all over themselves to highlight Biden’s Catholicism. They know Biden is tame. And they know that Biden gives cover to the anti-Christian policies that they advocate.

Religious belief of all kinds, other than some who will burn your city down if you try to  push them from practising what they believe, will be outlawed with only secular atheism left in its wake. 

Bleak and insane full speed ahead

These are all lifted from Instapundit. Although the usual suspects are working on it, imagine if the only news we got was from The ABC and The Australian. So far there are still other sources. Bleak and insane. Oddly there are still people who are willing to tell you they supported Biden for President. I wonder how long that will last.

________ The small number with each post link you to the comments as well.

REPORT: Israeli Army Preparing Plans to Strike Iran if Biden Rejoins Nuclear Deal. 17

HEH: Promises Kept: Biden Already Delivering Massive Job Losses. 8

RETURN TO NORMALCY? Biden sparks new immigration surge, many with coronavirus. 9

LARRY ELDER: Democrats Want a ‘Return to Civility’; When Did They Practice It? 17

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Sycophant Press Can’t Cover for Biden’s Opening Train Wreck. 11

MEGYN KELLY: Trump Supporter? “Megyn Kelly came to The Donald’s defense on Saturday in an interview on BBC. She said the media’s hatred of President Trump bears some responsibility for the storming of the Capitol, in which the congressional police force shot and killed an unarmed protester. She told BBC that she has come around on how Donald Trump and his supporters view the media.” 33

IT’S ALSO WRONG FOR THE LEFT TO ATTEMPT TO BE HITLER:  Yes, It Is Wrong To Compare Trump To Hitler. 28

CANCELLING GIANTS:  Today’s blacklisted Americans: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. 13

THE LEFT ALWAYS ACCUSES US OF WHAT THEY DO:  Canceling The Keystone Pipeline And Reducing U.S. Arms Are Biden’s First Two Major Gifts To Russia. 12

BECAUSE BAI DEN ZHOU IS WHOLLY OWNED BY CHINA:  Press Secretary Dodges on Why Biden Revoked Rule Protecting U.S. Power Grid From China. 21

NOW THEY TELL US: Hydroxychloroquine may have some use to treat COVID after all, NJ study shows. 36

In case you were wondering, you are living in interesting times

Just a sample and there’s plenty more. Almost impossible to keep up.`

Gabbard Sounds the Alarm Leftists Are Plotting ‘KGB-Style Surveillance’ of Conservatives PJ Media, by Tyler O´Neil Original Article On Tuesday, former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) issued another important warning about the Democrats like former CIA Director John Brennan who appear to have seized on the Capitol riot as an excuse to crack down on dissent from the Left’s orthodoxy. Democrats seem to be mulling a new domestic “War on Terror” complete with surveillance of American “insurgents” like… Libertarians.`

Tulsi Gabbard: Brennans, Schiffs, and Big Tech Oligarchs More Dangerous than Mob that Stormed Capitol Breitbart Politics, by Kristina Wong Original Article Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard blasted former CIA Director John Brennan, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and big tech “oligarchs” seeking to censor fellow Americans after the January 6 Capitol riot.Gabbard shared a video statement online where she criticized them for trying to take away Americans’ constitutionally protected rights. She said in the video: The mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6 to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country. But let’s be clear. The John Brennans, Adam Schiffs, and the oligarchs in big tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally protected rights`

Flashback: Biden Suggested Only “Dictators” Legislate By Executive Order, Then He Signs 33 In His First Week Trending Politics, by Jonathan Davis Original Article Nearly every day of former President Donald Trump’s term, someone — either from the opposition party or from the Democrat-aligned media — called him some version of authoritarian.That was especially the case whenever Trump issued an executive order, many if not most of which were summarily challenged by left-wing groups in court, often successfully. It never made any sense to call a president whose executive orders were overturned and who eventually got kicked off of all social media a tyrant and a dictator since not too many tyrants and dictators throughout the history of Humankind had their orders contradicted`

Insane: Joe Biden Signs Executive Order Banning the Term “China Virus” Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Original Article Joe Biden signed an executive order today that banned the term “China virus.” It’s not clear how this will help with the pandemic.The coronavirus is widely believed today to have been created in a lab in Wuhan China. This was one of his 37 executive orders in six days.(Tweet) This is not a joke.CBS reported: The Biden executive order is also expected to direct federal agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine whether there are xenophobic references like “China virus” in any existing policies, directives or government websites`

Biden Orders DOJ Not To Renew Contracts With Private Prisons As Part Of Racial Equity Agenda Daily Wire, by Jeffrey Cawood Original Article As part of his promise to advance racial equity, President Joe Biden has instructed the Department of Justice not to renew private prison contracts.The policy change was part of a fresh set of four additional executive orders the president signed on Tuesday to eliminate alleged institutional discrimination within federal agencies.“No one should be profiteering off of our criminal justice system,” President Biden tweeted on Tuesday evening. “That’s why today, I ordered the Department of Justice to end the use of private prisons by the federal government.”(Tweet)`

Joe Biden Signs Executive Order to Make All Federal Vehicles Electric Breitbart Politics, by Katherine Rodriguez Original Article President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday to phase out the federal government’s use of vehicles that run on gas and replace them with ones that run on electricity.The process is part of Biden’s “Made in America” executive order, which the president claims will create one million additional jobs in the auto industry in America. (Tweet/Video) “The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America, by American workers,” Biden told reporters during a briefing Monday announcing his “Buy American” executive order.But replacing an entire federal fleet of hundreds of thousands of vehicles`AP sources:

Biden to pause oil drilling on public lands Associated Press, by Matthew Daly Original Article WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.Two people with knowledge of Biden’s plans outlined the proposed moratorium, which will be announced Wednesday. They asked not to be identified because the plan has not been made been public; some details remain in flux.The move follows a 60-day suspension of new drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters announced last week and follows Biden’s campaign pledge to halt new drilling on federal lands and end the leasing of publicly owned`

Ric Grenell doubles down on claim Susan Rice is the ‘shadow’ president calling the shots BizPac Review, by Jon Dougherty Original Article Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said that, based on President Joe Biden’s initial executive actions, he believes someone else is actually setting the agenda — Susan Rice.Grenell raised eyebrows earlier this month when he first said he believes that Rice, who was President Obama’s UN ambassador and national security adviser and is now serving as Biden’s domestic policy director, is calling the shots in the current administration.“Susan Rice has been tapped to do domestic policy, and what is really interesting about that is she’s got no experience in domestic policy,” Grenell, who served as acting DNI and U.S. ambassador to Germany under former President Trump, said.`

Democrats Move To Ban Trump Supporters From Federal Jobs Or Joining The Military Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw Original Article Cancel culture has arrived in Congress in a big way. Well, to be fair, it’s been there for a while now, but Florida Democratic congresswoman Stephanie Murphy is really upping her game in this regard. New proposed legislation from Murphy would prevent anyone who participated in the January protests and riot on Capitol Hill from being eligible for a security clearance. Further, she would impose a similar ban on anyone who participated in any “stop the steal” rally or anyone who knowingly engaged with Q-anon. Given that a security clearance check is required for virtually`

Does Joe Know? American Greatness, by Lisa Schiffren Original Article For those of us watching this made-for-TV special in which a totalitarian cabal at the core of the Democratic Party takes over America while we are locked at home, one question arises: Does the mentally impaired Joseph R. Biden know that he was put into the presidency by a small committee* of hard Left operatives, and is currently serving as a figurehead, as all decisions about policy and personnel are made by others? Or does he think that he really is “the president,” with all that usually entails? Does he believe that 81 million adult American citizens voted for him after he failed to answer basic questions`

Meet Joe Biden, The Job Slayer Issues & Insights, by The Editorial Board Original ArticleWhen running for office, President Joe Biden repeatedly proclaimed that his policies would create 18 million jobs. But on his first day in office, Biden took actions that will put millions out of work. One of the very first executive actions Biden signed was to kill the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that President Barack Obama had blocked for years, which President Donald Trump finally approved. Biden’s reason? To combat the “climate crisis.” While canceling the pipeline won’t have any impact on global temperatures, it will kill thousands of (mostly union) jobs. As the plumbers and pipefitters union noted:

The economic consequences of Covid

Voters on the left are only slightly more stupid than the people they vote for. Ten months of lockdown and look what happens:

World witnessing greatest rise in inequality on record… Billionaires thriving as poor suffer…

Sharpest Rise in Poverty Rate in More Than 50 Years…

If you stop production [ie enforce lockdowns on our economies] you stop consumption, and that is the order in which things happen. And this is just the start of it.