Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s leadership and resolve during the Russian invasion of his country have inspired his countrymen and moved many western democracies to compare him to Great Britain’s iconic World War II leader Winston Churchill.
War-ravaged Ukraine is blessed that its leader is an articulate, self-assured head-of-state, whose courage, rhetoric, and resolve inspire and motivate his citizens. He has gained the admiration and respect of the free world.
By comparison the U.S. is saddled with a 78-year-old delusional, stumbling Joe Biden, whose incoherent ramblings and bewildering policies have Americans and the rest of the world questioning his mental acuity.
Gazing over the wreckage left in Biden’s wake the past year; Russian President Vladimir Putin correctly assumed that the American President is a weak cognitive mess who poses no threat. Putin attacked Ukraine because he knew a timid, indecisive, and weak Biden would do nothing.
Biden’s humiliating retreat from Afghanistan filled Putin with confidence as his Russian army rolled across the Ukrainian border.
What Putin didn’t count on was Zelensky’s resolve and ability to inspire Ukrainians to fight back.
A desperate and defiant Zelensky pleads with America and the European Union for more weapons. Couldn’t Ukrainian soldiers have used the billions of dollars of military equipment Biden left for the Taliban in Afghanistan?
As the Russian military murders Ukrainians and destroys their country Biden stumbles through speeches that appear to have been written by Scandinavian teenage nitwit and environmental activist Gretta Thunberg.
Domestically America is facing a myriad of crises of Biden’s making including mishandling of the pandemic, out-of-control crime, raging inflation, an opioid calamity and massive illegal immigration. During these precarious times he’s doubling down making things worse as he and the Democrats continue to push for more spending.
As prices at American gas pumps and grocery stores rise to record highs, Biden and the green-energy fruitcakes that populate his administration are telling the public to buy expensive electric cars that require scarce charging stations. Their pricey batteries depend on cobalt, a mineral that is mostly found in Communist China. So, to combat his absurd climate change theories he claims will save future lives, Biden wants us to underwrite the deaths of thousands today.
And while Putin is menacingly reminding the world that he controls a massive nuclear arsenal, Biden is directing America’s armed forces to prepare to battle climate change, which he says is the world’s greatest threat. Instead of reminding Putin that America also has a nuclear arsenal like the French did, Biden has directed the U.S. military to organize for war by certifying warships, tanks, etc. don’t harm the climate, to design combat uniforms for pregnant women, and to ensure it is equipped to manage transgendered soldiers. Oh, and make sure soldiers are vaccinated or they’ll be kicked out of the military.
Instead of sending Ukraine the MIG jets they requested, Biden sends a cackling Kamala Harris to Poland with nothing to offer but empty rhetoric. Instead of answering questions she laughs while Ukrainians die.
Biden and the other incompetents in his administration are guilty of more than stupidity, they are enslaving future generations to poverty and misery. They don’t realize that the only way to deal with a tyrant like Putin is to out-bully him. But they’ve already revealed that they are terrified of him by exhibiting fear and weakness thus inciting him to go even further. It’s not a weak-kneed Biden that Putin fears, it’s a strong defiant Zelensky. That’s why he has Russian special forces teams prowling Ukraine’s capital trying to find and kill him.
In the meantime, a bewildered Biden is blocking every opportunity for America to benefit from the energy independence and military superiority it enjoyed before he was elected.
Biden’s administration, crammed with former Obama disciples, is cemented in climate ideology that loves high oil prices they believe will force a shift to alternatives. They are wrong. They are idiots.
Former Republican and Democrat Defense Secretary Robert Gates was correct – Biden is a foreign policy disaster of historic proportions. His rush to climate change rules and insane military policies are driving the economy into recession, and the world into war.
Putin is evil, but he isn’t stupid. He saw that the idealogues in the Biden administration are obsessed with the climate change nonsense putting him in a very powerful position. Otherwise, the U.S. would be producing massive amounts of liquid natural gas (LNG) and oil for Europe and generating tens of billions of dollars for U.S. producers and the government. Instead, there’s a dangerous war raging in Europe and Americans are paying through the nose for gas and other basic commodities with much, much more severe economic pain to come.
What’s even more ludicrous is Biden asking Venezuela, Iran, and Saudi Arabia to provide us with oil. He goes there for energy instead of the oil-rich Permian basin in Texas and New Mexico. With this guy, stupidity knows no limits. He and his lying Press Secretary Jen Psaki tell us that there are thousands of current federal leases oil companies aren’t using. That’s correct because there is no oil beneath those lands. Oil companies don’t profit from drilling dry holes. Biden’s moronic climate change agenda, economic malfeasance and his lies have priority over the lives of women and children in Ukraine and the economic well-being of American citizens.
The inept State Department headed by the timid and shallow Anthony Blinken, is sitting around the Iran nuclear deal table with Putin’s Russia and Xi Jinping’s China. John “Lurch” Kerry, whose daughter is married to one of the murderous Iranians, is also dangerously lurking about the room. While Ukrainian civilians, including pregnant women and babies are being slaughtered by Russian bombs, artillery, tanks and infantry, an oblivious and calloused Kerry displayed he has no sense of decency as he prattled on about “climate change refugees.” This idiot should be locked alone in a room with the cackling VP Harris.
The questionable merits of restoring the insane Iranian deal combined with Russia’s continued involvement is an embarrassing outrage that should be terminated immediately.
While Ukraine’s President Zelensky has transformed himself from a television comedian to a skilled and admired war-time political leader on the world stage, President Biden has gone from a mediocre life-time political joke to a dangerous tragicomic figure posing a grave threat to America and the rest of the world.
Biden’s presidential performance can be compared to late satirist/cartoonist Al Capp’s hapless General Jubilation T. Cornpone, whose legacy chiseled on his statue standing in the fictional town square of Dogpatch USA, lists his major accomplishments as: “Cornpone’s Disaster; Cornpone’s Retreat; and Cornpone’s Humiliation.”
(An abridged version of this commentary can be found on the national news site Biz Pac Review (BPR) at https://americanwirenews.com/dave-scott-ukraine-president-displaying-leadership-americans-envy/
Speaking Of Stupid People: Actress Patricia Arquette has become the frontrunner for the dumbest Tweet of the year. The dim actress responded to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces by Tweeting: “Kick Russia out of NATO.” She deleted the Tweet when someone told her that Russia isn‘t in NATO. She explained that she is dyslexic. I guess what she really meant was “kick Russia out of OTAN.”
And The Winner Is! Cackling VP Harris proved she is as dim if not dimmer than empty-headed actress Patricia Arquette when on “The Morning Hustle” she attempted to explain the complexities of the Ukraine situation in “layman’s terms,” breaking it down in pre-kindergarten terms saying: “Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, basically, that’s wrong.”
Scared? You should be. These are the idiots running our country. And that’s wrong!
How The left Is Transforming America
By Ed Thompson
(Editor’s note: This is the final of a four-part series titled “How the left is Transforming America Right Now” by Fernandina Beach resident Ed Thompson).
The rapid spread of Leftist ideology and policy is carefully hidden behind programs with benign names and acronyms. Some are positioned as social movements (Black Lives Matter or BLM), others as educational frameworks (Critical Race Theory or CRT), and still more as corporate programs (Diversity Equity and Inclusion or DEI). While they may seem to have developed independently, they are really a coordinated effort aimed at the radical transformation of America.
Of these examples, DEI is the one that has embedded itself most deeply in people’s everyday lives. It is being implemented as a screening component of many corporate hiring decisions. Explicit support is nearly universal as a requirement for employment at universities nationwide, and increasingly across the public school spectrum. DEI is reaching a point of being a self-reinforcing set of criteria that will be taught, tested, and enforced.
DEI is dangerous because it seems to be uncontroversial. It’s a brilliant bit of Orwellian language manipulation.
What’s the truth?
Diversity will lead to increased dissonance as people are separated and isolated into grievance groups told that they are victims of others. The cohesiveness of an American culture will be subverted and destroyed.
Equity feeds on jealousy and greed and will be used to justify the redistribution of wealth and ushering in a fully Socialist or Communist economy.
Inclusion will be used to silence dissent and further secular hegemony at the expense of individual liberty and religious rights.
Americans need to understand the truth and intent of these programs. We need a return to the traditional values that saw this great nation rise to be the freest and most benevolent nation in the history of the world. The United State of America has been the envy of the world – the example to which others have aspired but fallen short. Rather than lifting the rest of the world, others have conspired to tear us down. We should not and cannot allow that to happen.
E Pluribus Unum
(Ed Thompson earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems at Florida International University in Miami while also competing in men’s basketball. A true student/athlete, he completed his degree Magna Cum Laude. He completed his MBA at the University of North Carolina Greensboro while working in Information Technology at Sara Lee/Hanes Brands. He moved into Supply Chain Management Consulting with Price Waterhouse. Combining his IT and business experience, he helped lead the growth of i2 Technologies to become the leading Supply Chain software company in the early 2000s. In 2008, he founded his own consulting organization. In 2011 joined Logility as the Sr. Vice President of Global Services in 2011 Ed retired in 2020 and he and his wife Yohanna now split their time between homes in Fernandina Beach, Florida and Mijas, Spain.)
Amelia Car Show Observations: During the car show last weekend it was easy to identify tourists visiting here from Democrat controlled states. They were the ones wearing masks.
Last Saturday at Publix I spotted a cluster of five mask-wearing out-of-towners, the only folks in the store wearing them. Some of them were actually wearing two masks making it even more difficult to understand their distinct New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey accents. Their confused expressions reflected their puzzlement seeing happy bare faced shoppers around them.
A few of these visitors were spotted walking alone on the beach wearing masks while the most thoroughly brain-washed mask-wearers were seen driving – alone. It must be difficult going through life that stupid.
And lastly someone posted on Facebook that “During the Car Show there were more private jets at the Fernandina Beach Airport this weekend than at a global warming meeting.”
And as usual the Ritz Carlton show area was filled with expensive exotic automobiles with their wealthy owners sitting in nearby lawn chairs warning: “Don’t touch my car.”
Speaking Of Cars: If you have time on your hands and lots of cash then buy an electric vehicle. In order to match the 2,000 cars that a typical filling station can service in a busy 12 hours, an EV charging station would require 600, 50-watt chargers at an estimated cost of $24 million and a supply of 30 megawatts of power from the grid. That is enough to power 20,000 homes. No one likely thinks about the fact that it can take 30 minutes to 8 hours to recharge a vehicle between empty or just topping off. What are the drivers doing during that time?
Unless someone can tell me otherwise I’ve read that EV batteries require a combination of rare earth minerals. Minerals that must be mined…usually strip-mined…usually in places and countries that don’t give a damn about environmental concerns, leaving disastrous gouges in the earth and hazardous waste complications for decades. Then consider the disposal of spent batteries…enormously expensive and hazardous.