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August 05, 2022

The Morning Report — 8/5/22

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Good morning, kids. The weekend is here and I'm going to get to the effluent from Dick Cheney's filthy, running sewer because what he said in that ad for his festering bedsore of a daughter is more than just risibly infuriating, it is dangerously chilling. But, as it happens on more than one occasion while coagulating (hat tip Norm Crosby) the links for this report, something just jumps out that makes what's left of my hair hurt yet is just oh so revelatory in its way about the predicament we're in.

A group of Republican lawmakers put forth a proposal on Thursday that it says would relieve student debt crisis without using taxpayer dollars to fund a massive debt forgiveness program.

The Responsible Education Assistance Act would limit the amount of interest borrowers could accumulate on federal student loans to help them more effectively pay back their loans. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R., N.C.), who co-sponsored the bill with Reps. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) and Jim Banks (R., Ind.), said the bill will help in-need Americans without shifting debt onto taxpayers. . .

. . . Experts say the Democratic proposals to forgive student loan debt fail to address the underlying issues that led to the current situation. If [so-called quote-unquote "president"] Joe Biden instituted his loan forgiveness plans, Americans would hold the same amount in three years as today, the Free Beacon reported in July.

The Republican bill takes a different route: the proposal would cap interest on federal student loans after 10 years, in order to help borrowers pay down their principal. It would also cap the amount of money students could borrow from the federal government and block the secretary of education from imposing costly student loan forgiveness plans without congressional approval.

The "underlying issues that led to the current situation" were Democrat-led governmental interference in the free market that encouraged graft, greed and sloth at every level by all involved. Like everything else and every other issue, the Democrats are the ones that call the tune and define the terms so that all the GOP can do is whimper and moan that they have a better and slightly cheaper solution that only exacerbates the problem by making America poorer and less free. As intended. How about proposing this, rising superstar conservative Elise Stefanik?

Debtors? If you took out a student loan, you will pay it back or else suffer the consequences of being a deadbeat.

OR

Universities? You are owed the money so the "forgiveness" angle is on you. Billions of dollars in your endowments so fork it over and "forgive." I'm told forgiveness is like a tranny: "Divine."
OR

Banks? Stop lending money to people who can never pay it back just because you hope or think Uncle Sugar is going to step in and give you your due (yeah, I know, the Hank Paulson/US government strong-arming in the wake of 2008 and that is another story entirely though not unrelated).

Channeling Richard Belzer a bit with his solution, "Hey, school lunch program? Eat fucking tree bark." It sounds cruel but I'm at that point where you gotta be cruel to be kind, so to speak. Again, it's called personal responsibility which goes hand in hand with freedom. In other words "conservatism." Look at that list of names in this proposal. These are the alleged next wave of conservatives that's going to take back the party and move us back to first principles? Not with shit like this.

And now for something completely different, though not entirely on a macro level. Dick Cheney cut an ad for his flailing and failing daughter's campaign. Did the ad pump up whatever attributes or achievements she has had for the people of her district? No. It was a rehash of the very things that have made her campaign and political future go right down the crapper. And a hell of a lot worse:

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” so says former Vice President Dick Cheney in a campaign ad released Thursday for his daughter’s floundering re-election campaign.

Cheney bases this assessment on his claim that Trump is a liar. According to Cheney, Trump is “a coward” and not a “real man” because “a real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”

Would a “real man” lie to the world? That’s what Dick Cheney did. . .

. . . As many as 306,000 civilians and troops died in the Iraq War, and roughly three million Iraqis were displaced as refugees. The true scope of the devastation can never be known. . .

. . . Think of all the service members who died because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the veterans who came home forever scarred because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the American children who grew up without fathers or mothers because their parents were serving in a war launched because of Cheney’s lies.

Think of all the innocent Iraqis who watched their homes destroyed, their country plundered, and their world turned upside down all because of the lies of Dick Cheney and his mini-me George W. Bush. The fallout from their lies will be felt for generations.

But Dick Cheney wants us to believe that Donald Trump is “a greater threat to our republic” than anyone else in all our 246-year history.

Dick Cheney really is a war-pig, as is the entire military industrial complex that has gotten fat on the blood and treasure of Americans as well as civilians where it decided it needed an un-winnable war. I have to stop myself and marvel at the fact that I'm sounding like Oliver Stone circa 2003. And yet the truth is the truth, albeit in that regard alone. But as I stated above, the reason this ad chills me to the bone is because it's not just a threat, it's a warning:

If Donald Trump somehow is even allowed to run barring a kangaroo court conviction and by some miracle if the election is not rigged like it was last time, he will never be allowed to serve. It's bad enough when Molotov cocktails are hurled by BLM/Antifa terrorists. What Dick Cheney said in that ad is a direct warning shot across the bow at Trump.

Worse, it is a threat and really a promise:

Should Donald Trump run and win in 2024, he is going to be physically taken out by the State.

No longer the Deep State but now simply THE STATE. They're out in the open, in our face and they not only don't care if you know it, they want you to know it. By the way, it applies with equal force to anyone they feel is threat to their power who wins in 2024. Frankly, I cannot see any administration, even if it's staffed top to bottom and inside out with Trumps and DeSantises and Judge Roy Beans, as being able to really do anything to halt the inexorable Leftist surge over the cliff. Our entire system is so corrupt and so embedded with Leftist bureaucrats who wield the real power that any attempt to wrest control back is at best a fool's errand (see this Daniel Greenfield piece).

Some are experiencing schadenfreude over Christopher Wray getting grilled on Capitol Hill but what, if anything, is going to happen to him and his underlings who are nothing more than political hit men with a badge? They're part and parcel of that very bureaucracy as Chuck "Schemer" Schumer boasted can get you "nine ways to Sunday," which is precisely what they did to Trump in 2016 and for sure in 2020. The whole damned thing is rotten, top to bottom. Secession, national divorce, Balkanization? Or us or them? This shit cannot go on. There cannot be an American restoration when there is still an evil entity in the guise of a political party and movement whose mission is absolute power and the destruction of America. And since America was founded as a free society, the paradox of including safeguards that would be anti-constitutional in preventing that evil force from participating in political processes, means we can't really go back to what was lest we risk a lather-rinse-repeat of the past century.

Or, we need a massive campaign of deprogramming/deBolshevization. And that's not going to happen unless we get our "hair mussed" as General Buck Turgidson would say, on a pretty big scale.

By the way, Senator Kinky Boots got bought off too. QED.

Have a good weekend and happy Atomic Bomb Drop Day tomorrow.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • Conrad Black: "The elite war on free enterprise."
    Triumph of Davos Man
  • "In 2016, Harris colluded with Planned Parenthood officials to target undercover journalist David Daleiden. Seven years later, her work lives on."
    Kamala Harris’ Relentless Prosecution of Pro-Life Journalist Lives On 7 Years Later
  • David Horowitz: "The root cause of the American crisis is the moral depravity of the ‘Woke’ progressives."
    Shame of the Nation
  • Scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, were able to make stem cells taken from mice form early embryo-like structures, including a gastrointestinal tract, a beating heart, and the early stages of a brain. The embryos are considered “synthetic” because they were not derived from a fertilized egg — but preliminary results suggest that “synthetic embryos” are fairly similar to natural embryos. (just because you can does not mean you should - jjs)
    Scientists Create the First Synthetic Embryos


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