Joe Biden hasn’t even been the president for a week yet and the regrets are starting to flow.
Frankly I can’t feel bad for some of these people. Anybody who believed a word uttered by the eight-year understudy to the “if you like your plan you can keep it” president is an idiot. But it’s too bad that the rank and file workers have to bear the brunt of that gullibility.
Back in August of last year, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters went all-in on Joe Biden for president:
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) today announced that the UA Political Engagement Committee (PEC) has concluded its endorsement process with a decision to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President.
“We’re not going to sit on the sidelines at the UA. This endorsement is about putting UA members to work and fighting for fair wages and good benefits. Under a Biden Administration, that’s exactly what we’ll get,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association.
Obviously they believed all of Biden and Harris’ bulls**t about not wanting to ban fracking and caring about union jobs, along with promises to be centrists on the issue of energy.
And now they know it, albeit too late. Here’s the union’s latest statement on Biden signing an EO to kill off the Keystone pipeline (a move so nuts even Justin Trudeau is against it):
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement today following the news that the Biden-Harris Administration plans to rescind the permit and effectively end construction on the Keystone XL pipeline:
“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association.
I feel for the workers but it’s difficult to have any empathy for the union leaders. Maybe they knew what would happen but have been promised more members once the latest taxpayer financed pie-in-the-sky and destined to again be short-lived “green jobs” shams are in place.
After the inauguration on Wednesday, President Biden signed an executive order mandating the wearing of masks on all federal properties.
Guess what happened next.
Later that day Biden was spotted at the Lincoln Memorial in violation of his own EO:
Plugs also forgot to tell his family about the new strict mandate:
And all that brings us to the new White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who seemed to have been caught off guard by a question from Fox News’ Peter Doocy (probably because Team Biden isn’t used to having to hit anything except the softest of softballs):
They were “celebrating” so it’s OK?
Look, I think a lot of these Covid regulations are stupid if not flat-out counterproductive, but hypocrisy still needs to be called out.
If anything comes of this, it will be that Doocy gets his WH press credentials revoked for daring to point out something that none of the other “reporters” would have dared bring up.
Every year U-Haul releases a report about outbound vs. inbound states according to their rental data.
This will be the least surprising thing you’ve ever heard, but in 2020 Californians fled that state like dogs in a kennel that was on fire:
California ranks last by a wide margin, supplanting Illinois as the state with the greatest net loss of U-Haul trucks. California has ranked 48th or lower since 2016. Illinois has been 49th or 50th since 2015, when U-Haul began ranking states based on annual net gain.
New Jersey and Illinois were 48th and 49th on the list. New York was 42nd.
The temporary saving grace for those states might be that Biden is taking office with Democrat control of Congress, and those states will be sent a s**tload of money to cover their self-inflicted losses. Oh, and they’ll also blame Trump for disasters of their own doing.
(H/T to NotTheBee)
Hey all, thinking about re-igniting the blog soon, but just making sure everything still shows up.
After actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by two guys in red hats saying “this is MAGA country” while also yelling slurs at him, Kamala Harris was horrified:
Fast-forward about three weeks after some rather interesting turns of events, and what’s Harris saying now? I saw this on TV yesterday and had to rewind it for suitable framing:
Here’s an alternate version of that answer:
This is what Harris said in full, which isn’t much better than the above stammering and stuttering:
Considering the fact that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio heads up the biggest sanctuary city in the country and welcomes illegal aliens with open arms, I find this concern about “illegal hotels” to be hilarious:
Simple solution for Airbnb: Start calling them “sanctuary shelter for out-of-town visitors” or something like that.
(h/t: Me except at Twitchy)
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey are the main members of Congress behind the “Green New Deal” sham proposal (that’s an absolute embarrassment by the way), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to move it forward:
Hey, look at that! The Dems’ emergency proposal that they say would save the planet from a fiery demise will get a vote. Progressive climate change alarmists like Sen. Markey must be thrilled, right? Well, no:
Give McConnell at least a hundred “called your bluff” points. The Dems don’t want this steaming pile of multi-trillion dollar socialism brought to a vote because they don’t want to be on record.
At the same time Virginia’s governor is spinning like a top after the emergence of a blackface photo from the 1980s, the state’s Lt. Governor is fending off a sexual harassment accusation:
Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who over the weekend was championed by many Democrats as a successor to embattled Gov. Ralph Northam, is now fiercely defending his own reputation in the face of a sexual assault allegation.
Fairfax said it was no coincidence that the allegation, which was published on the same conservative website Sunday night that first published a photo from Northam’s page in the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook showing a man in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan outfit, surfaced just days after the Northam bombshell.
“Does anybody think it’s any coincidence that on the eve of potentially my being elevated that that’s when this uncorroborated smear comes out? Does anybody believe that’s a coincidence?” Fairfax asked a swarm of reporters Monday at the Capitol, where the lieutenant governor presided over the Senate chamber during a long day of legislative business.
Remember what happened after the uncorroborated Brett Kavanaugh allegations? The Democrats were in full “BELIEVE ALL WOMEN” mode, but now?
And what does Bernie “we need a national discussion about sexual harassment and abuse of power” Sanders think about a woman’s allegation against Justin Fairfax? Comrade Bernie went to “fake a phone call” extremes in order to dodge that question:
Instant hypocrisy classic!
The tendency of certain liberal wannabe fascists over what you do and don’t “need” continues, this time from a completely clueless Connecticut state senator:
Either she’s getting a commission on all the ammunition sales that kind of talk from a politician results in, or she’s a total idiot. I know which option my money is on.
Gilchrest is obviously decided that I only need a certain amount of bullets or shotgun shells to defend my home — and that’s provided I don’t do what any responsible gun owner does, and that is go out and practice shooting so you actually know what the f**k you’re doing, unlike progressive politicians. And have you noticed that the Democrats’ concern about how thing unfairly “impact the poor” doesn’t extend to their right to defend themselves, not to mention their 2nd Amendment rights?
There really are no words:
The funny thing about radical lefties like Tran is that they probably don’t see any issue with this:
Tran came under fire Tuesday for her support of legislation that would allow an abortion to be performed just moments before the birth of a child.
Tran’s other piece of legislation aims to protect insects such as “gypsy moths” and “cankerworms.”
According to Virginia’s Legislative Information System, House Bill No. 2495 is:
A BILL to amend and reenact § 15.2-2403 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 9 of Title 15.2 a section numbered 15.2-926.4, relating to cankerworms; eradication; prohibition on spraying during certain months.
Yep, she’s get her “priorities” alright.