Tuesday, April 12, 2022

About the Biden-Pelosi Kiss

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During an event celebrating the 12th anniversary of Obamacare last Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kissed Joe Biden on the cheek. The moment is well documented in photographs and on video. 

If Jill and Paul Sr. are okay with them kissing, why should we care?

Twenty-four hours later Nancy Pelosi tested positive for the Wuhan virus.

However, it's the White House's response to the kiss that should matter to all of us---not the kissing.

Be informed, not misled.

Katie Pavlich, at Townhall notes that Speaker Pelosi "received a positive test... and is "asymptomatic and quarantined consistent with CDC guidelines."

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the Biden-Pelosi kiss---whether Pelosi was considered a close contact given she kissed the president's face.

Her response, not the kiss is the point.

Quote: "The way that it is defined by the Center for Disease Control-- the CDC.  And their definition of it is 15 minutes of contact within a set period of time within six feet. It did not meet that bar. It does not mean that no one will get COVID around the world who does not have a close contact. It just means we are defining, for all of you, whether the President and their interaction met the definition of the CDC of a close contact."

Actually, it doesn't meet the CDC's guidelines. The guidelines specifically say "kissing should be avoided."

This "progressive" way was underscored again last week when Peter Doocy of Fox News asked Psake why Vice President Kamala Harris wasn't wearing a mask, per the rules, at the Senate. Psaki's response was: "She was playing an important role in confirming...the first black woman to the Supreme Court."

Pavlich explains why she even mentioned the kiss in her column: "These exchanges are great because they expose how absolutely absurd, non-logical and arbitrary the pandemic rules/guidelines have been for a long time."

Agreed. They do.

The kissing episode and the Kamala Harris episode also expose that the first response from the Left in almost any situation is to tell enough truth to make the lie believable. Or just tell a lie and hope it sticks---as in the case of the "news media" and Hunter Biden's nonexistent laptop.

One thing is certain the end always justifies the means.

And the rules are "for thee, but not for me."

About the press "kissing" Hunter Biden. Allegorically. 

Some of the biggest names in left-wing politics headlined a recent conference at the University of Chicago centered on “disinformation,” but it was two college freshmen who ended up stealing the show.

The university hosted a “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” conference featuring big names like CNN’s Brian Stelter, The Atlantic’s Anne Applebaum and Jeffrey Goldberg, and former President Barack Obama.

The leaders of the Left---with the exception of Goldberg.

As the conference was opened for questions from the floor, freshman Daniel Schmidt questioned The Atlantic’s Anne Applebaum about Hunter Biden’s laptop, to which the left-leaning journalist quickly dismissed the question.

The Daily Caller reported this: 

“So, in 2020, you wrote ‘those outside the Fox News bubble do not, of course, need to learn any of the stuff about Hunter Biden,’ referring to his laptop, of course,” Schmidt began. “A poll later found out that if voters knew about the contents of the laptop, 16% of Joe Biden voters would’ve acted differently. Of course, we know a few weeks ago The New York Times confirmed that the content is real.”

“Do you think the media acted inappropriately when they instantly dismissed Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation and what can we learn from that in ensuring that what we label as disinformation is truly disinformation and not reality?” he continued.

Applebaum quickly moved to dismiss the legitimate question.

“My problem with Hunter Biden’s laptop I think is totally irrelevant,” she said. “I mean, it’s not whether it’s disinformation or, I mean, I didn’t think that Hunter Biden’s business relationships have anything to do with who should be president of the United States, so I don’t find it to be interesting, that would be my problem with that as a main news story.”

That, of course, is not true. Applebaum has been fixated on the Hunter Biden laptop story.

She published a piece in 2020 that the emails purportedly belonging to Hunter's business partner, Bevan Cooney, were on a grand scale of misdeeds committed by politicians and their relatives, the "kind of  thing [that] barely registers."

She also alleged in the story that it was merely a Republican effort to "undermine Joe Biden's most important electoral asset: the impression, shared by even those who don't like the former Vice President, that he is fundamentally a decent person."

She continued calling Fox News a "right-wing conspiracy bubble" that "focuses on an alternate reality in which Joe Biden is a secret oligarch, his son an important figure in the Chinese mafia, and LOL nothing matters."

More than 5 million people have already viewed the segment with Applebaum.

Another freshman, Christopher Phillips, then asked CNN's Stetler about his outlet's role in pushing disinformation, asking about how CNN "pushed the Russian Collusion hoax, they pushed the Jussie Smollett hoax, they smeared Justice Kavanaugh as a rapist and they smeared Nick Sandman as a white supremacist---yet dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop story."

Stelter blew off the freshman, saying he must be talking about another channel than CNN, but said he understood that the laptop story has been a popular right-wing narrative about CNN.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton praised Phillips, calling him a "smart young man."

"What are you willing to sacrifice for the truth?"

Nobel laureate Maria Ressa asked the audience this question, "What are you willing to sacrifice for the truth?" Continuing, she said, "Without facts, truth, and trust, we have no shared space, and democracy is just a dream."

Panelists like Applebaum and Obama, and outlets like CNN (represented by Stelter) all engage in the push of disinformation of what they deem to be "disinformation"---like the Hunter Biden laptop.

By now the world knows that the laptop really is Hunter's, it really does expose some of the worst corruption in America's history---and yes, Hunter's father did in fact know what Hunter was doing.

When confronted by young students over their involvement in undermining democracy, these elites fake ignorance or pretend as if the repercussions of their blatant lies have no bearing on eroding trust in democracy nor in the quest for truth.

The latest from the "laptop."

Saturday, The New York Post published a revealing amount of information from the "laptop" that had not previously been brought before the public.

The Post says, "Hunter Biden’s access to lucrative financial opportunities also came with expectations — including kicking back as much as 50% of his earnings to his dad, text messages on his old laptop show.

And there's this: “I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter Biden groused to daughter Naomi in January 2019. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.” Pop is Joe Biden.

The Post says, "The expenses are spelled out in an email to Hunter from business partner Eric Schwerin from June 5, 2010, entitled 'JRB Bills.' They are concerning the upkeep of Joe Biden’s palatial lakefront home in the wealthy Greenville enclave of Wilmington, Del. JRB is President Biden’s initials.

The Post also says the emails reveal "in an email five days later, Schwerin said he received Joe Biden’s 'Delaware tax refund check,' which suggests he had personal access to the veep’s finances."

Schwerin was serving as president of Rosemont Seneca Partners, Hunter Biden’s Chinese-linked investment firm. The email ties President Biden even closer to the messy web of his son’s business dealings.

The Post story includes more of the same: communications that show then-Vice President Biden, now President Biden was well aware of Hunter's dealings, and it's beyond reality to believe that the father was not benefitting from his son's dealings.

I would encourage you to read the New York Post story.


When asked what kind of government he and his colleagues have given us, Ben Franklin replied, "A republic if you can keep it."

Freedom is an ongoing battle---that's why so many countries fall into bondage at the hand of tyrants and dealings of corruption.

I believe all of us should be aware of what Cecero called the enemy within. The Roman lawyer, Senator, and historian watched his own country of Rome collapse and burn---recording much of it in his writings. 

He was ultimately murdered for speaking the truth to his culture.

Marcus Tullius Cicero famously wrote this:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his  victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.  He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

Pray for our nation.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.