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Daily Tech News 13 May 2021 | Main | Mid-Morning Art Thread
May 13, 2022

The Morning Report - 5/13/22


Good morning, kids. The weekend is here and no, triskaidekaphobia is not the fear of a 13-sided cracker. I still find it hard to get over yesterday's discourse in which, like most of you, were just dumbfounded at the fact that the nation that since the end of the Second World War, a war which saw our farms and factories outproduce every other major combatant combined, now faces an actual shortage of baby formula. I almost half expect the Ethiopian equivalent of Quincy Jones and Bob Geldof to round up his nation's musical superstars and produce a reverse "We Are the World" and Live Aid concert, or Live AIDS considering the continent. Meh, we've given an ungrateful world our blood, treasure and charity and in return we get shit on. But I digress.

Or maybe not. Everything the Left has done - every policy, law and program it has ever instituted - has failed and failed spectacularly. Of course, as the saying goes, "this is what's known as 'bad luck.'" Or is it?

You don’t think Joe Biden would put Americans at the head of the baby formula line, do you? Democrats hate Americans, especially the babies they didn’t get a chance to abort.

Hoping to change the country’s demographics (a stated goal of Democrats and the media), Biden is flooding the country with illegal immigrants, a record number of them, even as he spends $40 billion to protect Ukraine’s border. But now, according to this congresswoman, people who have no business being in our country are receiving the baby formula countless American mothers can’t find for their own babies.

On a social media post, [FL GOP Rep. Kat] Cammack said she received photographic evidence of the border deliveries from a border patrol agent.

Illegal immigrants are  “receiving pallets and more pallets of baby formula at the border,” she said. “This [photo of baby formula] was taken at Ursula processing facility [in Texas], where thousands are being housed and processed and then released into the United States.”

The photo, she says, is the full shelves of baby formula shipped to the border for illegal aliens — you know, the people breaking into our country at the invitation of the Biden [junta]. . .

. . . maybe Democrats think that with Roe v. Wade about to be overturned, they can still kill babies this way -- American babies who might grow up and not vote “correctly.”

Think this is just something new, or a one-off? Think again.

Months after distressed moms have been vocally upset and concerned about the baby formula shortage, the media is finally starting to ask, how could this happen? The short answer is lockdown supply chains and the shutdown of one of the country’s largest formula plants in Michigan over an alleged bacterial outbreak.

The long answer is that, unlike the problem of sky-rocketing lumber prices or your West Elm furniture stuck on cargo ships, this crisis is intertwined with an already highly regulated industry and a bureaucratic agency that has been the enemy of postpartum moms well before the pandemic.

As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is quick to point out, they do not “approve” infant formula, but they do require manufacturers to meet certain requirements to be considered “FDA-registered.” The nutrition and quality control requirements for formulas are implemented by statute, the Infant Formula Act of 1980, and it’s the FDA’s job to enforce those federal law requirements, including the verification of imported European formulas that don’t meet their often-debated standards.

This is an important distinction because it’s also the smokescreen the FDA will likely hide behind as they are pressed to loosen restrictions on importing formulas amidst the ongoing crisis of mothers staring down empty shelves in the supermarket. When angry moms ask why their European formula orders were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, experts and FDA defenders point to the federal statute as a “their hands are tied” excuse. . .

. . . In some ways, the FDA seems more concerned about labeling than the nutrients themselves. In an FDA “Import Alert,” which is cited by Customs and Border Patrol agents when seizing or destroying imports, every product listed as “subject to detention” is dinged for “labeling that is false or misleading” or being “not labeled as required.” None of the products listed are noted as having insufficient iron levels.

After watching the FDA authorize vaccines for “emergency use” for two years, many American moms and dads are wondering when feeding their babies will be considered an “emergency”?

Update: When reached for comment, an FDA spokeswoman referred to a recent press release addressing the shortage that included their plan to expedite “the necessary certificates to allow for flexibility in the movement of already permitted products from abroad into the U.S.”

Blood boiling yet? This is just yet one more example of how utterly useless not just the FDA is but the entire unelected, unaccountable, 99 44/100th percent (im)pure Leftist and now feral governmental bureaucracy is. Worse than useless; dangerous. It is an axiomatic law of nature that the prime objective of any bureaucracy is to self-perpetuate and grow in size, reach and influence. Were they to solve the actual problems they were created to address, they'd be committing suicide. You follow?

In describing Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of, and leading bureaucratic organizer of the deaths of millions of Jews, political philosopher, author, and Shoah survivor Hannah Arendt coined a now famous phrase "the banality of evil." I have to disagree with that assessment. Evil is not banal. But it sure as hell is ugly. Yesterday's example was blithering moron and Jew-hater Nina Turner. Today, it's sick, malthusian dipshit Katie "porker" Porter.

When asked by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell to compare how inflation and abortion shape the midterm elections, Porter said, "I don't think they compare, I think they actually reinforce each other."

"The fact that things like inflation can happen, and it becomes more expensive to feed your kids and to fuel your car is exactly why people need to be in charge of how many mouths they're going to have to feed," Porter said. "The fact that we're seeing this jump in expenses, that we're seeing people having to pay more in the grocery store, pay more at the pump, pay more for housing, is a reason that people are saying, ‘I need to be able to make my own decisions about when and if to start a family.'"

Well, Katie, how about mom and dad shoot one or two kids at the breakfast table and this way they'll have plenty to eat at dinner? Better yet, why not round up everyone who questions "climate change," the legitimacy of the 2020 election, the notion of more than two genders, or that America as founded is both illegitimate and irredeemably racist and shoot all of them? Voila! No more food shortages AND a permanent majority for your party. Winning.

If you think that I'm over the top, you have not paid attention to the warnings of folks like Hannah Arendt, especially in context to the words and deeds of Leftists in and out of American government since at least 2008 if not long before. Most especially in the past several months where truly innocent Americans still languish as political prisoners after being taken hostage by an FBI entrapment sting, where parents have been targeted as potential terrorists for merely speaking up at school board meetings and now, where an honest-to-goodness Ministry of Truth is being enacted to censor and even punish political speech running counter to the official narrative out of Kalorama, and bands of political thugs are being used to intimidate by threats of physical violence against even Supreme Court justices. And those are just for starters on the overthrown-America checklist.

Yes, gentle reader. Elections have consequences, but stolen elections are something else entirely.

Everybody to the right of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez knows that the root cause of the crisis facing America — the most serious since the Civil War — is lawlessness. And everybody not under the spell of the Democrat spin machine understands that the lawlessness begins at the top, with government and the many agencies of the executive branch who are tasked by our Constitution with enforcing the law. Whether by failing to enforce our immigration statutes, or failing to prosecute criminals in our streets, or violating our election procedures to favor one party, Democrat administrations in our nation’s capital and our major cities have brazenly supported criminal behavior carried out by Black Lives Matter rioters, common street thugs, and anti-Supreme Court agitators seeking to extort decisions by fear. The effect has been to systematically undermine the rule of law, stoke the fires of anarchy, and sow chaos in our institutions.

This trend has been evident since the revival of the radical left on the eve of the 9/11 attacks and its creation of Sanctuary Cities designed to flout the law and prevent the enforcement of the PATRIOT Act. It escalated with Obama’s illegal, unconstitutional — and self-acknowledged — violation of America’s immigration laws. And it spread to the revenue authority of the I.R.S., which systematically rejected the applications for tax-exempt status of conservative organizations, until the scandal grew so large that it forced the resignation of the tax commissioner Lois Lerner. But while one commissioner is gone, the illegal partisan practices of the I.R.S.  have continued to grow under her latest successor, Charles Rettig, playing a key role in skewing the results of the last presidential election. . .

. . . A rarely mentioned fact about the 2020 election is that Biden eked out a victory by perhaps the narrowest margin in history — .027% of the 159 million votes cast. This was a margin easily created by a strategic influx of campaign cash coupled with orders to spend the money on massive numbers of paper ballots, which could be harvested from “drop boxes,” which, as Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary 2000 Mules shows, were repeatedly stuffed by Democrat operatives in the middle of the night.

All these millions of Zuckerberg dollars, underwritten by American taxpayers, drew no attention from I.R.S. Commissioner Charles Rettig or the I.R.S. investigating teams whose responsibility it was to see that taxpayer supported operations like the Zuckerberg “charities” were not intervening in American election campaigns with the idea of shaping their outcomes. . .

. . . “The Zuckerberg funding is an unprecedented example of using government employees and government resources to put your finger on the scale, to affect the election outcome. It would be like giving private money to police departments to have officers do more stop-and-frisk in certain neighborhoods compared to other neighborhoods. It would be like giving money to the tax department to do increased audits in certain zip codes or neighborhoods versus other neighborhoods". . .

. . . Zuckerberg’s goal was to massively increase voter turnout in Democrat-dominated jurisdictions by maximizing fraud-breeding practices like ballot harvesting, the use of unmonitored ballot drop boxes, and mail-in voting without strict signature-matching requirements. To achieve his political ends, Zuckerberg poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of a pair of politically partisan, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that were more than willing to do his dirty work and secure the presidency for a doddering contempt-for-the-law-and-the-truth Alzheimer’s case.

None of these travesties could have taken place without the seditious collusion of I.R.S. Commissioner Charles Rettig and his 63,000 agents whose duty is to protect the integrity of our tax laws — and, as it turns out, our elections.

David Horowitz's and John Perazzo's piece is long and goes into granular detail. A must-read for today or the weekend if you read nothing else from today's links (but read them all so you don't miss a single drop!). What does all of this portend for this November and 2024? The cynic in me says that they're going to pull out all the stops to cheat and cheat massively like they did in 2020. They have to. It may not be registering now but I think that the Left has lost the Culture War, or at the very least have taken a very deep body blow thanks to the exposure of the sexualization of our children and the poison of Jive Kampf crackpot racialism theory. On top of that, we have a collapsing economy, crime in the streets, and food and fuel shortages that the Junta is not going to be able to blame Trump, Putin, Trumputin, or even "bad luck" on.

Look at it this way; if they couldn't steal the Virginia gubernatorial race for Terry "the punk" McAwful - and you can bet your sweet ass they pulled out all the stops to do just that - I don't think they're going to be able to do it this November. And so, what's left for them to do?

Looks like a pretty safe bet that the summer riots of 2022 will be about women’s “rights,” complete with marching vulvas and Handmaid cosplay platoons. But you never know. Polls have been showing that minorities, who are usually reliable Democrat voters, have been souring on the party, so there’s always a chance we’ll pivot to race riots. But then again, anti-SCOTUS march organizers have been performing logic corkscrews in an attempt to loop in the LGBTQ brigade, so maybe that cause will hold sway after all. But one thing’s certain: we’re going to see another summer of riots.

Riots — or at the very least, large-scale organized protests (LOPs, for the sake of this article) — have become an industry, complete with its own infrastructure and professional workforce, and there are big bucks involved. Rioting isn’t going away any time soon. . .

. . . When President Obama was sworn in, disruptive LOPs immediately came to the forefront. Almost as soon as the “Lightworker” took office, banks and insurance companies were besieged by mobs that intimidated employees entering and leaving their workplaces. These actions were coordinated with Obama and the Left as they pushed radical policy changes, such as nationalized healthcare or lower-threshold mortgages for favored constituencies. Targeted companies were demonized by the White House and simultaneously terrorized by LOPs to apply maximum pressure.

At the same time, the Obama administration abused its authority to compel corporations to fork over billions of dollars to “community organizing” Leftist activist groups. This technique had been mined for years by rabble-rousers such as Jesse Jackson (and his Rainbow PUSH Coalition) and Al Sharpton, but the Obama administration levied the force of the federal government to bring it to an entirely new level. Eric Holder’s DOJ prosecuted targeted corporations, which were allowed to atone for their sins by forking over billions that were redistributed to Marxist protest factories.

When local street thug George Floyd died of a likely fentanyl overdose while a cop knelt on his neck, the system kicked into high gear. Riots erupted, Democrats hyperventilated, and corporations poured billions into the coffers of Big Protest.

Radical Leftist non-profits put the money to good use, adding office space and manpower and building partnerships with various service providers. You didn’t think all those Race and Gender Power Structures degrees were going unused, did you? LOP production is a massive industry.

And now, the infrastructure is in place and Big Protest’s shock troops are ready to roll at a moment’s notice. Not only that, but this industry is also intractably ensconced in the national establishment. The continuum comprises almost every sector."

Have a good weekend.

The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in the links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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