~~ Editor’s Note: Lots of sterling nuggets of ironic truths here this Monday morning. Thanks, Maggie!
By Maggie at The Universal Spectator September 13, 2021
FIRST: Weather in the news lead…
Tropical Storm Nicholas aiming for the Texas and Gulf coast. Could bring massive flooding, high winds and tornadoes. And that’s just if it remains a tropical storm status…
Saturday, the 20th anniversary of 9-11, the Taliban formally swore in their new government in Afghanistan, using our abandoned military machinery and weaponry in the celebratory parade.
Today Secretary of State Blinken is scheduled to attend a Congressional hearing and … sit basking in Democrat praise and blame deflecting while not answering GOP direct questions. The administration is also deliberately stifling private American groups from rescuing Americans and vulnerable Afghani allies from Afghanistan…
James Miervaldis of the nonprofit No One Left Behind says that his organization is aware of some 200 approved SIV applicants and their families hiding throughout the country. Fully vetted with paperwork in hand, they were told by the State Department to remain in place during the chaotic evacuation. Then the last American planes left.
Organizations like No One Left Behind have the financial wherewithal to pay for their flights out of the country, but they’re at the mercy of the Taliban to allow safe passage. Remember these families whenever the White House brags about the scale of the August airlift.
The thousands more still in the 14-step application process should have been evacuated to a secure location months ago. Politico reports that only 705 SIV applicants left during the evacuation. Some U.S. officials have denied that number but declined to provide their own. Mr. Blinken is testifying before the House and Senate this week, and Congress should demand exact numbers.
The Taliban said last week that it will let only foreign passport- or visa-holders leave the country. Are the thousands of endangered Afghans supposed to wait for the process to play out from Washington? And if they survive long enough to get a visa, who expects the Taliban to grant safe passage? The new government’s security forces are run by a leader of the terrorist Haqqani Network wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The State Department says “we are considering and we are developing additional processing alternatives so that we can continue to deliver important consular services, including to these American citizens, these LPRs, these Afghans at risk.” Consular services? No wonder the Taliban feel free to humiliate the Biden Administration.
The White House needs to tell—not ask—the Taliban that whoever wants to leave can do so at America’s invitation. If the Taliban refuse, the U.S. can oppose the new government economically and diplomatically, as well as assisting the internal opposition. Second, the U.S. needs to take every action possible—overt and covert, overland and in the air—to get people out. The State Department should commend and work with private groups on rescue missions, not treat them as a nuisance.
The Biden Administration wants nothing more than to wash its hands of the debacle in Afghanistan, and it has a political incentive to play down or obfuscate the number of trapped Afghans eligible to come to America. But the world shouldn’t forget that thousands of would-be Americans—men, women and children—face arrest, torture or death because of the White House rush to the Afghan exits.
Leftist tolerance on 9-11…
Jason Rantz: High school cancels 9/11 tribute, says it could offend some students … As I said above, the Taliban’s formal pomp and circumstance installing of their government in Afghanistan and the takeover of the country was intentionally celebrated on 9-11, without respect for how it would “offend” the country they allegedly want respect and recognition from. And I am not even talking about this administration’s bullshit rolling-over in submission to them.
Andrew Mark Miller: Missouri conservative group confronts student senator as he takes down and throws away flags from 9/11 display: The Washington University student claimed he did not violate any policies
Our @TPUSA chapter at Michigan Tech was attacked by a skirt-wearing, masked “man” who violently flipped the table and destroyed property
Will the administration at @michigantech hold this violent activist accountable?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 10, 2021
Stephen Kruiser: America-Hating Dems Hit All the Wrong Notes on 9/11 Anniversary
Robert Spencer: Taliban breaks into headquarters of all-female orchestra, destroys musical instruments: Whenever I note that Islamic law forbids music (aside from nasheeds, a cappella songs encouraging jihad), I am excoriated as a greasy Islamophobe, but it’s nonetheless true…
The “science” of COVID weaponizing…
Isabel Vincent: More children in Chicago have been shot than died from COVID … A child is more likely to get shot in Chicago than die from COVID. There’s no vaccine for that.
-Dr Anthony Fauci said that he would support vaccine mandates for public schools and air travel, in a promotional video for a podcast set to air on Thursday
-Fauci’s remarks come at a time of profound national division about vaccine and mask mandates
-Although there is no federal vaccine mandate for air travel, some airlines have already issued vaccine mandates for their employees
-A former FDA director, and board member at Pfizer, said that emergency approval for the vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 could be ready in weeks
-On Thursday, Biden announced companies with more than 100 employees will have to require vaccination proof or regular COVID-19 testing
-The Biden administration’s bid to reach the unvaccinated Americans has Republican governors threatening lawsuits
“Herd immunity”?? The same man that said in May of this year that herd immunity was impossible due to variants? How can someone so wrong, so often, still be employed?
DM: Australian man brutally beats a policewoman as she tries to move him on while enforcing Sydney’s draconian lockdown that only allows people to leave home with a ‘reasonable excuse’ … The cure is worse than the disease.
YouTube has taken down Logan’s segment video, but you can watch it within the FOX News video of Tucker Carlson’s Friday night program. You will probably need to login on the FNC website using your cable provider login you use on other devices…
VIDEO: Tucker Carlson Tonight – Friday, September 10 – 40:30 – On today’s episode of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, Lara Logan outlines Biden’s vaccine mandate targeting millions of Americans. Plus, report claims Biden drone strike killed wrong people.
-The Lancet letter published in March 2020 called claims that Covid-19 originated in lab ‘conspiracy theories’
-It was signed by 27 scientists from across the globe working in virology and other medical science fields
-The widely-read letter effectively ended all debate about origins of the global coronavirus pandemic
-Investigation by The Telegraph has found 26 out of 27 had connections to China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology
And it leads back to Fauci. Heads should roll. PS, and never forget Bill Gates said just a couple of months ago that what’s important is vaccine-vaccine-vaccine, and not the origin of COVID19. Yes, please feel free to join me in speculation of his involvement in all of this bullshit. What does that filthy rich interloping globalist know-it-all know, and when did he know it? This had global impact. For all the left’s caterwauling about Trump needed to be tried in the ‘world court’ for HIS ‘crimes’ of murder with the COVID pandemic, these are some of the people who are the ones who need a trial and forced to state the facts, these “scientists”.
After all, if such a move is constitutional – and there are no shortage of “experts” who say that it is – then God help us all. Because that would open the door to federal intervention into our daily lives on an unprecedented scale. All that would be needed is to declare something, anything an “emergency.”
It’s no accident…
Brian Flood: Kamala Harris questioned after announcing steps for ‘protecting the vaccinated’: ‘Doesn’t the vax do that?’: ‘Protecting the vaccinated’ is an odd argument since the vaccinated are already, you know, vaccinated,’ Joe Concha responded … I’m sorry— WUT?? No, how about WTAF??!!!
By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 12, 2021
I thought you didn’t trust the vaccine. 🤔
Then you said the vaccine would protect you. 🤔
Now you say the vaccinated are not protected. 🤔
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) September 13, 2021
“2 weeks to slow the spread.. just lock yourself in your house for 2 weeks so we can end the pandemic”
18 months later: pic.twitter.com/8w37niLPAV
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) September 13, 2021
Biden’s one accomplishment in the last eight months has been emboldening and enabling our enemies. Whether Iran, the Taliban and its terrorist splinter groups (whom Biden fully armed with war weaponry, Russia, China, and NorK…
The much leftist-embattled liberal SCOTUS Justice is speaking out about the pressure he is facing to retire so Biden can replace him. The left now has gone from canonizing deceased Justice Ginsberg, whom Obama and the same left refused to pressure to retire as she grew weaker and more ill so he could replace her, to using her as a cudgel to bludgeon Breyer to step down.
Tim Hains: Justice Breyer Warns Against Packing The Supreme Court: “What Goes Around Comes Around. And if the Democrats can do it, the Republicans can do it … People will lose trust in the court…”
Kevin McLaughlin: Stop Biden’s $3.5 trillion boondoggle – Manchin shows moderate Dems how to survive midterms: If Manchin’s opposition is genuine, it marks the latest blow in a sea of setbacks for Biden
Just some examples of why “FUCK BIDEN” chants can be heard pretty much where a dozen or more are gathered.
Everyone sees it, everyone knows it … but no one is allowed to talk about it https://t.co/VsuXG0MslZ
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) September 12, 2021
I take a thickly rural country route, whether going to one daughters’ or to the other’s house. One trip just under an hour (give or take) and the other over an hour. It’s basically the same route with a split into whichever direction to whichever’s city. It is rich with farms and horse and/or livestock ranches. I even see one farm with a nice-sized herd of mini-goats. Just about every farm had a Trump 2020 sign on their property. Some have kept them up, one farmer with a huge wooden Trump 2020 sign that he added a a wooden banner with the word “STOLEN” now nailed diagonally across it. And I am now noticing Trump 2024 signs, flags and such not just on those farmers’ lands but in less rural properties…
Kalifonication: RECALL ELECTION DAY TOMORROW!
Michael Lee: Rose McGowan slams Black Lives Matter alongside Larry Elder: ‘He might just know more than you’: McGowan declared at the event Sunday that she was no longer a Democrat and endorsed Larry Elder for Governor of California
~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.