Seeing Red AZ has occasionally shared a particularly enlightening column we’ve encountered with our readers — posting it under the headline, “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make you Smarter.” Today we upgrade our previous description as we bring you the genius of favored columnist, Victor Davis Hanson, and his most recent commentary titled, “The Thinnest Veneer of Civilization.” Appearing on Townhall, it embodies sheer brilliance. Reading it is sure to raise knowledge levels and possibly our IQs.
“Border Czar” Harris cavorts in Asia, still neglects US/Mexico border where invasion impacting USA is ongoing
Finding anyone who unequivocally asserts Vice President Kamala Harris is up to the job of assuming the reins of government if we were to have an incapacitated president would be less of an absurdity, if we were not already in that tenuous position.
Joe Biden, the oldest elected president in American history, is a clearly out-of-touch octogenarian, who campaigned out of his basement two years ago, has less than a nodding acquaintance with the truth, and has demonstrated mental fragility in the intervening years. He has fallen multiple times while boarding Air Force One, fallen at home, resulting in a broken foot, fallen off his bike while attempting to demonstrate his non-existent fitness. He has difficulty articulating simple sentences, and was embarrassingly ignored when Barack Obama paid a WH visit.
Within short order following Harris’ return trip to the U.S. after her four-day Asian jaunt, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, marking North Korea’s third round of missile launches this week, following previous provocative actions.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre casually acknowledged North Korea “has a history of doing these types of tests,” adding that Harris’ Asia trip this week is a demonstration of “our rock-solid commitment” to the security of Japan and South Korea.
The trip was obviously a diversion from the demanding duties of securing our own chaotic border where Kamala Harris has definitely not demonstrated a “rock solid commitment.”
As millions arrive illegally following Biden’s orders to tear down the effective border wall — miles of which were under construction during President Donald Trump‘s administration — the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a significantly different public face focusing on its history, which even used the dem’s now verboten term “Illegal aliens.” Under Biden, illegal aliens are now deceptively referred to as “migrants” and the colored-coded page of continually updating numbers of illegal invaders has vanished. There is, however, a “Scam Alert” which has nothing to do with the sieve-like border, though it has dozens of undoubtedly well-paid press officers listed. The Biden/Harris administration views illegals warmly as new voters, irreversibly increasing the size of the democrat party. The only way to save our nation is to elect Republicans.
Twenty-one years ago today, 2,973 people were murdered by these 19 Muslim fundamentalist Al-Qaeda terrorists who commandeered commercial airliners and flew them into the dual 110-story World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City and into the Pentagon. The death toll includes 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers rushed the cockpit that was overtaken by hijackers. Many of them, here on over-stayed student visas, had trained for this reprehensible day at Arizona flight schools.
Along with our American citizens, people from 90 other countries were killed in the attacks perpetrated against non-combatants by Islamo-fascist extremists.
Regardless of where we were or what we were doing, not a single one of us who woke up to the televised horrors of September 11, 2001 will ever forget the shock we felt as we learned that our nation was under attack on that sunny fall morning. Network hosts were stunned speechless, trying to digest what they were seeing as one plane followed another into the Twin Towers. Thick, black smoke began billowing, followed by enormous orange fireballs, and desperate people could be seen leaping from the high-rise buildings.
This is the live 9/11/01 footage from ‘The Today Show’ on NBC as the massacre initially unfolded on air. The show begins with Matt Lauer’s perfunctory interview about Howard Hughes (which can be scrolled past) when harsh realities eclipse the chatter. (The clip contains commercials.)
Succeeded by eldest son, age 73, now known as King Charles III, he is the oldest person in British history to be named monarch. Queen Elizabeth held the distinction of being the longest reigning British monarch.
Read the complete report in the U.K. Sun.
Wants illegal invaders treated with ”dignity and respect”
Farcical dem Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot preposterously claims she is happy to welcome bus loads of illegal aliens to Chicago. Yet, reacting to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest move to send the invaders to Chicago, Lightfoot called his policies “racist” and declared the Trump administration — which has been out of office since Jan. 20, 2021 — guilty of “human cruelty.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has dramatically altered its reporting standards under the Biden administration, now stating its “top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S.” The revealing charts and numbers of invaders that were easily accessible during the Trump administration have vanished. A new title page absurdly headlines: Air and Marine Operations Visions Strategy 2030.”
Border state governors Greg Abbott (TX) and Arizona’s Doug Ducey, who have dealt directly with the border invasion for years, have been busing the illegal invaders to other parts of the United States, notably New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., in defiance of the lax policies of the Biden administration that have allowed the invasion to continue unabated and negatively impact America’s border states with increased criminality while creating financial burdens on citizen taxpayers. On April 20, 2021, Ducey declared a state of emergency, deploying the national guard to the border. He is term-limited and will be replaced in the upcoming election, and still the invasion continues.
Gov. Abbott recently sent this unequivocal letter to the mayors of New York City and Washington, D.C., describing the “security crisis created by President Biden’s dangerous open border policies.” He concluded with an invitation for them to visit the Texas border, specifically inviting them to contact his office to schedule the visit “to see firsthand the dire situation that only grows more urgent with each passing day.”
Best advice? None of us should hold our breath waiting for a reply. The illegal invasion benefits democrats, increasing their numbers. Nothing else matters to them.
In the wake of the dem’s passage and Biden’s signing of the $740 billion spending extravaganza — deceitfully called “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022,” (brief summary) — which actually raises taxes and worsens inflation, we find it’s even more oppressive than we were led to believe. Included is a climate commitment for Americans to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 40% by 2030, a mere eight years away. It still falls short of the U.S.’s pledge in the 2015 Paris climate agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52% under the reign of Barack Obama.
China, which more than doubles our emissions and populous India, also a high emissions producer, are under no such constraints. Mexico’s carbon emissions continue to rise.
New disincentives for meat consumption are once again becoming a hot topic. Radical activists now complain that the Inflation Reduction Act only allocates 5% toward changing farm practices.
The left’s reliable fall-back solution is, of course, raising taxes. Beef taxes reportedly could soar as high as 56%. Poultry, lamb and pork taxes are projected in the 20% range, forcing meat-eating families into vegetarians, devastating farmers and negatively impacting restaurants, which have already taken financial hits and widespread closures during the forced manipulations during COVID. A major concern is consumers lose their choices when basics are beyond their financial reach.
Leftists have long suggested that meat and dairy production are the “biggest climate culprits.” Those in favor of imposing high taxes on meat consumption claim that as meat and dairy become more expensive, plant-based foods would become more affordable. Personal choice in eating decisions will become a faint memory. If we complacently accept these mandates, so will our constitutional-based freedoms.
Unable to answer a question, he mistakenly goes to his pre-approved list of reporters, then begs Saudis for oil
Fox News carries the background on this four-day Middle East trip. Though Biden previously called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” nation, he is now going hat-in-hand begging the Saudis and OPEC members to boost oil output, in order to ease the record-high gas prices his administration has overseen.
Failure to secure southern border encourages risky actions
The horrific cost in terms of lives lost was all too apparent Monday after Texas authorities located an 18-wheeler with at least 100 illegal aliens abandoned in San Antonio, including at least 46 individuals who were dead of heat related causes, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed President Joe Biden and his immigration policies.
In this tweet, Abbott, a Republican who is running for reelection, said Monday evening’s gruesome discovery rests squarely on Biden. “At Least 42 People Found Dead Inside Truck Carrying Migrants In Texas. These deaths are on Biden,” Abbott said, Officials later raised the death toll to at least 46. “They are a result of his deadly open border policies. They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.”
As of Tuesday morning the death toll rose to 50, including seven Guatemalan citizens and two Honduran citizens.
Recently, Republican National Committee spokesperson Nicole Morales accused democrat gubernatorial challenger O’Rourke of showing that he’s out-of-touch with Texans. Disregarding his preferred Hispanic sounding nickname “Beto,” she emphatically declared, “Robert Francis O’Rourke is once again proving himself to be out-of-touch with Texans. Biden’s border crisis is almost as ‘great’ as Beto’s failed presidential run,” Morales stated.
A new record was set for the number of illegal alien encounters at the southern border, reaching 235,000 in April. Biden, Pelosi and Schumer view the illegals — the ones who survive — as grateful new democrats.
Dem midterm candidates can only be cringing at the lack of coattails as Biden is abandoned by Washington Post
These outlandish numbers reflect Joe Biden’s latest Job Approval ratings as seen on Real Clear Politics. An aggregated 41.0% approve of the job he is doing, with 54.3% expressing disapproval. Some of the individual polls are much lower…with two in the 30‘s.
On the direction of the economy, Slo Joe sinks even lower, with a mere 36.3% approving and 59.6% disapproving. The shocker is leftwing CNN which has Biden with a 65% disapproval rating.
On his handling of immigration, (SRAZ more accurately refers to this topic as the Illegal invasion) he‘s dragging bottom, with nearly 60% disapproval. CNN stunningly shows him at 64% disapproval.
Biden fares no better on foreign policy, with his aggregated disapproval rating at 53.8%. The Harvard-Harris poll, also with a dubious bent, nonetheless indicates even more dismal figures with 59% disapproving.
Following the release of April’s calamitous economic numbers, the far left Washington Post editorially slammed Biden, deriding his “magical thinking on inflation,” opining his polices ‘help, not hurt’ inflation.” The editorial board noted that inflation was “one of the biggest challenges” he faces and that American consumers from both political parties were frustrated about it, scolding Biden that he should have told the American people that he was taking inflation “very seriously” several months ago.
“The White House has been suffering from magical thinking on inflation, and, sadly, that continues,” the editorial board said, adding that in 2021, the Biden administration “wrongly” told people that the high prices wouldn’t last.
The board must be choking on these words, since the editorial it ran preceding the 2020 election was topped with four words, “Joe Biden for President,” despite the economic growth Americans experienced under President Trump.
It’s clear no democrat candidate is going to seek this failed president’s endorsement. Since he recently confused his wife with his sister there’s no assurance he’d remember who they were. Dem political consultants must be busy strategizing with candidates on how best to refuse Biden’s help if offered.
The Aussies are more honest about Biden’s dementia than any democrats or U.S. alphabet networks. Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi exposes Joe Biden’s ‘obvious’ cognitive decline which she notes is ‘largely ignored’ by U.S. media. Here are just three brief clips:
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