Archive for the ‘Biden’ Category

June 19th, 2024 - 8:31 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Trump can’t do fractions

If you ask me who’s most likely to pull out the debates, I wouldn’t pick Biden. That’s because “Trump is already laying the groundwork to complain that the upcoming presidential debate is rigged against him,” Raw Story reported on June 19, 2024, citing the New York Time[...]

June 18th, 2024 - 7:41 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Does Trumpian military strategy make sense?

In a wide-ranging Foreign Affairs op-ed published Tuesday, Trump’s last national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, decried “American weakness” and called for “peace through strength” (read Politico story here). That’s a meaningless political jab coupled with a [...]

June 17th, 2024 - 9:21 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Is it OK for a non-veteran to wear dogtags?

I’m a veteran, and I don’t wear dogtags (anymore). Fox host Maria Bartiromo isn’t a veteran, and she wears dogtags, to honor the veterans in her family. After thinking about it, I’m OK with it; it’s nice that she pays tribute to her father, who served, and uncle, who wa[...]

June 15th, 2024 - 8:31 pm § in Biden, Politics

Did Biden “wander off” during G7?

Nope, just rightwing media pushing another lie to make Biden look feeble. “Conservative media outlets … spread a claim Thursday and Friday that President Joe Biden wandered off from a meeting of world leaders, but the full video … tells a different story,” NBC News reported [...]

June 14th, 2024 - 10:38 pm § in Biden, News Media, Politics

Biden didn’t head-butt the Pope

Under “News of Things That Didn’t Happen Today,” this is a story only because Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany is the story. On June 14, 2024, McEnany enhanced her reputation as an airhead (see my posts here and here) by alleging that President Biden “head-butted” Pope Fr[...]

June 9th, 2024 - 10:17 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Biden’s real speeches, Trump’s fake crowds (video)

Who’s really ahead. In the last real poll, Biden was by 7 million votes. The next poll that actually counts is November 5, 2024. In the runup, Biden is going around acting presidential (e.g., paying tribute to veterans in D-Day speeches), while Trump fakes crowd sizes and talks about sharks an[...]

June 9th, 2024 - 9:02 pm § in Biden, Republicans

When the first thing Republicans think of is poop

Don’t say Republicans lack imagination. They have very vivid imaginations. You may want to hold your nose at what they imagine, though. A Politico fact-check begins, “President Joe Biden commemorated the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France …. Not long after h[...]

June 7th, 2024 - 8:02 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Why Republicans are ignored

There’s nothing new about political potshots. President Jimmy Carter said, “You’ll be criticized in this job no matter what you do.” Healthy criticism is legitimate and constructive, and suggests how to do things better. But our political discourse is nothing like that. It de[...]

June 5th, 2024 - 7:05 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

Tomorrow marks D-Day, and we’ve learned nothing

June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. We’re now four generations removed from that fateful day, and only a handful of its veterans are still alive to remind us of the lessons America should learn from that war. Before World War 2, America was isolationist, and caught [...]

June 2nd, 2024 - 7:47 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Republicans

Everything is Joe Biden’s fault!

Inflation is his fault, even though it’s global, and America has one of the developed world’s lowest inflation rates. The unfulfilled promise of student loan forgiveness is his fault, even though the Supreme Court’s rightwing justices struck it down. Hunter Biden’s shenanigan[...]