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ChelseaBoy last won the day on April 25 2020

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  1. CNN, NYT, WP, NBC are all cut from the same cloth - by doing a great job, they mean doing nothing.
  2. Joe Biden will never change The Spectator Stephen L Miller During a rare press conference on Wednesday, which lasted well over an hour, President Joe Biden told the press corps that he ‘didn’t believe the polls’, said he’d ‘over-performed’ in his first year, accomplishing more than any president in history in his first year, scolded RealClearPolitics reporter Philip Wegmann and blamed the country for somehow misunderstanding what he meant when he labelled his political opponents as allies of Bull Connor, who opposed the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Biden also noted that without his voting legislation, the 2022 and 2024 elections would be rigged and not legitimate. The presser came at a time when a phenomenon is occurring in Biden-friendly media. Commentators are grappling with the realisation that Joe Biden is not the ‘competent’ (Washington Post) ‘non-divisive’ (Daily Beast) and ‘stable’ (Washington Post, again) magic grandpa capable of uniting a fractured America with a whisper and a hug. That Joe Biden is the man the Biden campaign sold the pundits on, and it comported with the ideal Joe Biden the pundits had concocted in their collective anti-Trump hivemind. But sadly, that ideal doesn’t match the reality of who Joe Biden is: a man who once told an audience of African Americans that Mitt Romney would re-enslave them. As Biden’s approval ratings hit the kind of lows not seen since the Truman era, the pro-Biden, or at very least Biden-curious, media has issued a series of course correction instructions. These warnings, from the likes of the Washington Post and the Bulwark, are once again based on their own false notion of who they want and consider Joe Biden to be, and not who he actually is. There is no chance that Joe Biden and the Visiting Angels who run his administration will change the slant of his presidency. His Joe Rogan-length press conference this week offered more evidence of that. It would be easier to welcome rigorous criticism of an inept president from DC’s punditry elite had they not spent the campaign and his first year in office wilfully ignoring Joe Biden’s 40-year track record in the US Senate and as vice president, in order to sell voters on the image that Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, wanted to project. Instead the commentariat’s about-face is jarring for average Americans. Most of them aren’t pro-Trump and really did just want to get some sleep after four years of Twitter screaming. Most of them have since been quick to realise that Joe Biden is not a ‘very stable genius’ who could prove to be the comprehensive antidote to Donald Trump. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker tweeted ‘Biden was supposed to be the anti-Trump — steady, stable, competent. But the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal undercuts that image, and facing a cascade of crises — covid, etc — Biden has never been able to recover.’ Parker is seemingly unaware that Joe Biden is facing multiple crises of his own making. On top of that, often Joe Biden is the crisis, as demonstrated during his marathon Wednesday presser. This is not the president that was elected a year ago — and certainly not the ideal one that so many DC pundits had concocted in their own heads. He and his administration were elected to ‘shut down’ a virus that he has for the most part ignored since July, when he declared ‘masked or vaxxed’ and then stuck his foot in a hole in Afghanistan. His administration handlers ensured that the defining image from the Kabul catastrophe was footage of him turning his back to the American people, as he refused to answer questions about the manner of the troops’ withdrawal. We were told that Joe Biden was elected because of his empathy and competence. The commentators who told us that have since learned that he has neither quality. Joe Biden is not suddenly going to become coherent when he speaks to the press. He can’t make Vladimir Putin back down by whipping out his aviators and heading to the nearest ice cream parlour. The pundits who bought the gingerly grandpa act may be praying that he can capture any fleeting fairy dust bestowed upon him by Barack Obama’s pop-culture prowess. But that won’t transform Biden into someone able to ‘shut down the virus.’ David Brooks thinks Biden needs to ‘begin revamping his presidency.’ ‘Jennifer Rubin claims that ‘Biden needs a reset.’ Frankly, any paid pundit begging for Biden to become the fantastical wise elder statesman they fantasised about should keep their thoughts to themselves. The rest of us should ignore their ‘expertise’ when making any serious assessment of this defeated old man’s tenure.
  3. Isn't there a picture of them together with Ms Maxwell that is in the press quite often?
  4. Exactly, the buffer as it exists at the moment is fine. It seems it is the push by Ukraine and the support it is getting from certain areas within NATO and the EU which is encouraging Ukraine and ensuring the Russian forces will not leave the border area. This all boils down to the unsatisfactory way the talks on German unification and their joining NATO concluded with the both sides claiming a different understanding when it came to other former Soviet countries joining NATO too. As with most things I doubt there is isn't blame on both sides.
  5. Interesting view. https://unherd.com/2022/01/boris-is-our-sin-eater/
  6. Yes, they might well serve as our buffer, but also Russia's buffer, so a solution would be to not subsume them into NATO - something that would definately lead to invasion by Russian troops - and would the West send troops on the ground? I wouldnt bet on it and Germany certainly wouldn't. Why not leave as they are which would reduce tension all round?
  7. We just cannot help ourselves getting involved can we. Here's a thought, maybe confirm that NATO will not push ever more East until it is right up against the Russian border. Why is having Ukraine and Georgia so important to NATO if it isn't to antagonize Russia? Also, is Western pressure on Lukashenko in Belarus designed to destabilise a key Russian ally and hope for an administration that looks more kindly on the West/NATO?
  8. Looks like they are trying to tempt him back if reports are to be believed.
  9. Ah but they are protected from any scrutiny by a lazy MSM for belonging to a thoughtful and peace loving religion.
  10. He has just been a really naughty boy. They have taken away his military fancy dress up and his medals and should just keep him locked up for a few years with Fergie.
  11. Must be due to all those far right terrorists that lurk in the minds of the liberal intelligensia and MSM.
  12. I saw that as a Guardian headline and had a chuckle at the silliness. Get them to introduce a commercial model, or become a streaming company after selling off its news business or just shut up shop. Easy.
  13. No I heard they made him listen to Kylie and Men at Work for 24 hours a day, until he screamed for deportation.
  14. Because it would challenge one of the key pillars of Critical Race Theory, namely that of white privilege and inherited racial guilt. No matter that part of the ending of slavery was an attempt to stop the inter tribe slavery that was present in West Africa long before the white man arrived to take advantage of the situation and continued after the trade was outlawed in Britain in 1807. It also wouldn't serve to highlight the way Britain then worked on treaties with other European powers to end their own trades, some being larger than Britain's own. Some information just dosen't fit the narrative. I remember Bernie Grant (remember him) getting his arse kicked on radio by a historian who knew exactly the origins of slavery, who was invloved and how it was stopped. I had hoped Bernie learnt something but wouldn't have bet my house on it.
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