Gleanings & Observations

Ordinary North Koreans may be starving, reduced to eating grass, but their missile makers are not short of cash. North Korea has conducted at least seven missile tests, including of missiles that can reach U.S. bases and troops in Guam, the first response location if there is activity in the Taiwan Strait. North Korea is […]

Anti-Semites, Regulators, Baristas and Trainers

Attacking Jews: Nothing To Do With Anti-Semitism A man comes all the way for Britain to take a rabbi and several congregants hostage in a synagogue. He rants about Jews who control Biden, claims that America only cares about Jewish lives. Trained by a group that specializes in training Jews what to do if taken […]

Gleanings & Observations

President Biden and environmentalists concerned about global warming are betting a lot of chips on their ability to persuade consumers to switch from gasoline-fueled vehicles to electric cars and trucks. There will be heightened incentives, financing of charging stations and other steps to accelerate the conversion from global-warming fossil fuels to green-friendly EVs. Elon Musk, […]

Botox for Camels, Banker Groveling, Sharks but no Worries

When Barack Obama told a crowd at a 2008 campaign event, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” the McCain team claimed it was aimed at vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki, now the Biden press secretary, defended her candidate by pointing out that the expression “means […]

Biden’s Shelves, New York’s Schmears, Paris’ Moveable Confessionals, and Pandas

“Earlier this is fall, we heard a lot of dire warnings about supply chain problems leading to a crisis around the holidays. So we acted. And the much-predicted crisis didn’t occur. Packages are moving, gifts are being delivered, shelves are not empty. President Joe Biden, December 21, 2021 as reported in The Hill. “Many supermarkets, unable […]

Gleanings & Observations

For those who have not followed the sequence of events in Ukraine. November 13*: Ukraine says Russia has massed 100,000 troops on its border. December 1: Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warns Russia of “severe consequences” if it invades. December 4: Russia increases facilities to accommodate a troop deployment of 175,000. December 7: President Biden […]

Gleanings & Observations

China launched a nuclear-capable rocket that circled the globe and is harder to track, taking U.S. intelligence by surprise reports the FT. And announced the launch of a sun observation satellite to monitor solar eruptions. Russia launched a hypersonic missile from a nuclear submarine for the first time. And announced the missile is capable of […]

Dissing non-union workers and Tesla, Taillights, Israel No Longer Treated As An Ally, A War-Like Peace-Prize Winner

Biden’s proposal will … create millions of middle- class jobs, benefitting union and non-union workers…”. From “The Biden Plan To Invest In Middle Class Competitiveness,” by Biden/Harris Democrats, “Battle for the Soul of the Nation.” “Ordinary middle-class Americans built America.” Joe Biden The $12,500 credit for electric vehicles included in the latest version of the […]