Five Facts That Compel the Biden Impeachment Inquiry

Below is my column in The Messenger on the reason why an impeachment inquiry is warranted.  I do not believe that a case for impeachment has been made, but there is clearly a need for an investigation into a growing array of allegations facing the President in this corruption scandal.

I also reject the notion that, because a conviction is unlikely in the Democratic-controlled Senate, the House should not go down this road. I rejected the same argument made by some Republicans during the Trump impeachment. The House has a separate constitutional duty in the investigation of potential impeachable offenses and to pass articles of impeachment if those allegations are found to be valid. My objection to the Trump impeachments were first and foremost the failure to fully investigate the underlying allegations and to create a full record to support the articles of impeachment. The Senate has its own constitutional function under the Constitution that it can either choose to fulfill or to ignore.  A House impeachment holds both constitutional and historical significance separate from any conviction. That does not mean that grounds for impeachment will be found in this inquiry.  While the President deserves a presumption of innocence in this process, the public deserves answers to these questions.

Here is the column:

With the commencement of an impeachment inquiry this week, the House of Representatives is moving the Biden corruption scandal into the highest level of constitutional inquiry. After stonewalling by the Bidens and federal agencies investigating various allegations, the move for a House inquiry was expected if not inevitable.

An impeachment inquiry does not mean that an impeachment itself is inevitable. But it dramatically increases the chances of finally forcing answers to troubling questions of influence-peddling and corruption.

As expected, many House Democrats — who impeached Donald Trump after only one hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, based on his phone call to Ukraine’s president — oppose any such inquiry into President Biden. House Republicans could have chosen to forego any hearings and use what I called a “snap impeachment,” as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did with the second Trump impeachment in January 2021.

Instead, they have methodically investigated the corruption scandal for months and only now are moving to a heightened inquiry. The House has established a labyrinth of dozens of shell companies and accounts allegedly used to transfer millions of dollars to Biden family members. There is now undeniable evidence to support influence-peddling by Hunter Biden and some of his associates — with Joe Biden, to quote Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer, being “the brand” they were selling.

The suggestion that this evidence does not meet the standard for an inquiry into impeachable offenses is an example of willful blindness. It also is starkly different from the standard applied by congressional Democrats during the Trump and Nixon impeachment efforts.

The Nixon impeachment began on Oct. 30, 1973, just after President Nixon fired Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor looking into the Watergate allegations. The vote in the judiciary committee was along party lines. The House was correct to start that impeachment inquiry, although House leaders stressed that they were not prejudging the existence of impeachable offenses. The inquiry started roughly eight months before any indictments of defendants linked to the Watergate break-in. It was many months before clear evidence established connections to Nixon, who denied any wrongdoing or involvement.

Every impeachment inquiry is different, of course. In this case, there is a considerable amount of evidence gathered over months of methodical investigations by three different committees.

Consider just five established facts:

First, there appears to be evidence that Joe Biden lied to the public for years in denying knowledge of his son’s business dealings. Hunter Biden’s ex-business associate, Tony Bobulinski, has said repeatedly that he discussed some dealings directly with Joe Biden. Devon Archer, Hunter’s close friend and partner, described the president’s denials of knowledge as “categorically false.”

Moreover, Hunter’s laptop has communications from his father discussing the dealings, including audio messages from the president. The president allegedly spoke with his son on speakerphone during meetings with his associates on at least 20 occasions, according to Archer, attended dinners with some clients, and took photographs with others.

Second, we know that more than $20 million was paid to the Bidens (and Biden associates) by foreign sources, including figures in China, Ukraine, Russia and Romania. There is no apparent reason for the multilayers of accounts and companies other than to hide these transfers. Some of these foreign figures have allegedly told others they were buying influence with Joe Biden, and Hunter himself repeatedly invoked his father’s name — including a text exchange with a Chinese businessman in which he said his father was sitting next to him as Hunter demanded millions in payment. While some Democrats now admit that Hunter was selling the “illusion” of influence and access to his father, these figures clearly believed they were getting more than an illusion. That includes one Ukrainian businessman who reportedly described Hunter as dumber than his dog.

Third, specific demands were made on Hunter, including dealing with the threat of a Ukrainian prosecutor to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where Hunter was given a lucrative board position. Five days later, Joe Biden forced the Ukrainians to fire the prosecutor, even though State Department and intelligence reports suggested that progress was being made on corruption. Likewise, despite warnings from State Department officials that Hunter was undermining anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine, he continued to receive high-level meetings with then-Secretary of State John Kerry and other State Department officials.

Fourth, Hunter repeatedly stated in emails that he paid his father as much as half of what he earned. There also are references to deals that included free office space and other perks for Joe Biden and his wife; other emails reference how Joe and Hunter Biden would use the same accounts and credit cards. Beyond those alleged direct benefits, Joe Biden clearly benefited from money going to his extended family.

Fifth, there is evidence of alleged criminal conduct by Hunter that could be linked to covering up these payments, from the failure to pay taxes to the failure to register as a foreign lobbyist. What is not established is the assumption by many that Joe Biden was fully aware of both the business dealings and any efforts to conceal them.

The White House is reportedly involved in marshaling the media to swat down any further investigation. In a letter drafted by the White House Counsel’s office, according to a CNN report media executives were told they need to “ramp up their scrutiny” of House Republicans “for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies.” It is a dangerous erosion of separation between the White House and the president’s personal legal team. Yet, many in the media have previously followed such directions from the Biden team — from emphasizing the story that the laptop might be “Russian disinformation” to an unquestioning acceptance of the president’s denial of any knowledge of his son’s dealings.

Notably, despite the vast majority of media echoing different defenses for the Bidens for years, the American public is not buying it. Polls show that most Americans view the Justice Department as compromised and Hunter Biden as getting special treatment for his alleged criminal conduct. According to a recent CNN poll, 61% of Americans believe Joe Biden was involved in his family’s business deals with China and Ukraine; only 1% say he was involved but did nothing wrong.

The American public should not harbor such doubts over corruption at the highest levels of our government. Thus, the House impeachment inquiry will allow Congress to use the very apex of its powers to force disclosures of key evidence and resolve some of these troubling questions. It may not result in an impeachment, but it will result in greater clarity. Indeed, it is that very clarity that many in Washington may fear the most from this inquiry.

Jonathan Turley, an attorney, constitutional law scholar and legal analyst, is the Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at The George Washington University Law School.

469 thoughts on “Five Facts That Compel the Biden Impeachment Inquiry”

  1. Jonathan, all well and good for the House to investigate the obvious crimes of the Bidens, and how they’ve carried over into the present (mal)Administration. But let’s not expect too much to come of this. Assuming that enough RINO GOPers don’t “chicken out” and vote against articles of impeachment, assuming the House Judiciary Committee quits “playing footsie” and votes them up, the matter still had to go to the Senate for TRIAL. I’d expect ol’ “Chucky” (Schumer) wouldn’t even ALLOW a Senate trial, but would flatly refuse, inventing excuse after excuse to log roll the matter. It’ll turn into a form of “keep away”, and the Senate Dummycrats will figure they’ve got enough downs, time outs, and field position to “run out the clock”, i.e., continue to refuse to actually conduct the trial. And WHO, pray tell, will force the Senate to do its duty? The SCOTUS? Give me a break, we’d run into a huge “Separation of Powers” bagatelle, and the Court does whatever it can to AVOID those.

    If the current poor performance of this Administration and the obvious embarrassments don’t suffice to cause the Democrats to have THEIR POTUS resign, as the GOP did to Nixon back in ’74 (else, it would have been impossible to remove him, as the GOP did have more than a third of the Senate, and if they observed party solidarity, Nixon would have finished out his term), then not even the House investigation and generation of articles of impeachment will suffice. You’re talking about those that consider themselves accountable to no one; i.e., it’s never been a question of “right or wrong”, but, rather, what can they GET AWAY WITH.

  2. Impeachment Inquiry is a legislative tool that allows the oversight committee to explore further in depth the circumstantial evidence that exists for opening the investigation. $20M laundered through a matrix of shell LLCs, multiple whistleblowers and a preponderance of other banking anomalies are sufficient. Problem being I believe most all in DC are compromised themselves and once you turn over the rock, it’s every roach for themselves.

  3. @joelpollak
    “Periodic reminder that @JakeSullivan46 is a liar who pushed the Russia collusion hoax and stole the job of the man he smeared thereby. He is more guilty of insurrection against the United States than any January 6 defendant sitting in prison. He’s never shown remorse.”

    !00% true. He’s never shown remorse bc no fake news “journalist” has ever asked him a question about his now known role in the collusion hoax and his role in perpetrating the lies and fraud instigated and paid for by his girl Hillary.
    Shout it from the rooftops of DC and beyond. Biden’s corrupt Nat’l Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, is a pathological liar who belongs behind bars.

  4. Maybe Republicans are impeaching Biden for building the world’s strongest post-pandemic recovery:
    – record job growth
    ALL jobs recovered from COVID losses. Also, how many jobs does the government create?

    – record infrastricture projects
    Yea, they have paved the highway near my house THREE times since they printed that 6 trillion. Oh, and built a bird watching bridge in Arizona

    – 4 million more jobs than existed pre-COVID
    Ooooh, 1 million a year….and 11 million+ unfilled jobs because of the aforementioined free money.

    – record clean energy investments
    And begging the Saudis to lower oil prices, while almost EVERY American gets pinched.

    – the lowest inflation in the developed world
    and we care about other countries inflation why?? Only a numbskull would brag about our high inflation. Ours is lower only because ITS 7 F-ING PERCENT TO BUY A HOME NOW, MORON

    – record manufacturing jobs
    WTF does that even mean? Like the autoworkers who are on strike now???

    — record low unemployment for blacks and Latinos.
    That is just an outright lie. Unless you truly do mean that more blacks and Latinos than ever have stopped looking for work. You do know what “unemployment” is, right?

    –China is flailing thanks to Biden’s trade policies.
    This could be the funniest one yet. Can you quantify “flailing” for us. Maybe it was just a typo and you meant to say “sailing”, as in spy balloons over our country thanks to Biden

    And Biden has rebuilt NATO, using only 3% of America’s total defense budget to cripple Putin’s war machine.
    This last one has ’em rolling in the aisles. Again, can you quantify “rebuilt”, because platitudes don’t fly round here homey. If you mean he worked to expand NATO to another broke a$$ country, and has brought us to the brink of nuclear war, then you may have gotten one thing right.

    Seriously though, are you the second coming of Gigi? Because I thought we had already met the dumbest person in the world.

  5. You missed the most obvious easiest to convict.

    He was caught mishandling classified material. Open and shut case.
    And we already have a sentence recommendation for that crime from his DOJ

  6. Earth to Dennis:

    There is a House Impeachment Inquiry going on, so Comer doesnt “think” he has enough evidence to justify it…

    Res ipsa loquitur

      1. Hey Dennis

        Who is marc holtzman and did he ever meet joe biden? What did they discuss?

        You know so much please, tell us all about that.

      2. So bright, aren’t you?

        This one is easy.

        I’ll never vote for Ivanka or Jared. Wow, aren’t I clever?

        In case you hadn’t noticed, Hunter spends more time at the WH and on AF1/2 than Ivanka and Jared combined lol.

        Go get some more talking points from your DNC email. Or man up and answer the question for coward Dennis.

    1. And thats the extent of your knowledge, isnt it? You might want to go check again on what McCarthy is dealing with. cuz that aint it, big boy. U don’t get your own reality here

  7. Jonathan: Jim Comer thinks he has enough “evidence” against the Biden family to justify a House impeachment inquiry. He is happy Speaker McCarthy has announced the inquiry despite the fact that just two weeks ago McCarthy said he would not do so without a House vote. McCarthy caved under pressure from the MAGA right-wing caucus led by MTG and Matt Gaetz, who wants to be the next Speaker.

    Comer is on a fishing expedition because he has no real “evidence” of crimes by the Biden family. How do I know this? Back on Feb. 8 he wrote Hunter Biden demanding 10 years of Hunter’s bank records. On Feb. 9, the next day, Hunter’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, wrote back saying: “I would offer to sit with you and your staff, including the ranking member and his staff, to see whether Mr. Biden has information that may inform some legislative purpose and be helpful to the Committee”. To this day Comer has not responded to Lowell’s invitation. Why?

    Because Comer is really not interested in such a meeting. He wants to make a big media splash by going to court to try to compel Hunter to give over his bank records. Good luck with that one, Jim. Because a judge would require some showing that Hunter’s bank records would disclose crimes or other wrongdoing. Comer doesn’t have such evidence. He is on a fishing expedition. No judge would approve a subpoena based on conjecture or speculation that would not provide some legitimate legislative purpose for a subpoena.

    As I have said before, Comer’s little charade is about only one thing. To smear the Biden family with unsubstantiated claims before next year’s election.

    1. You obviously are not aware that records were received through request made to the Treasury department. Calling this a charade because you refuse to actually pay attention does not make it a charade, it makes you willfully ignorant.

      1. Is that Kamala posting? Can anyone make sense of that jibberish? “Illegal impeachment”!!

        Have they arrested McCarthy yet?

    2. I guess you can go through life willfully blind to the obvious; what I haven’t heard you do is refute, point by point, Turley’s five assertions.

    3. Biden’s open border policy and the costs to America are substantial reasons alone to impeach Biden. His televised quid pro quo with Americans tax dollars to have the Ukranian prosecutor investigating his son and Burisma are sufficient cause for inquiry. Receiving $20M into laddered LLCs and tax evasion is sufficient cause, get the popcorn!

        1. “No judge would approve a subpoena based on conjecture or speculation that would not provide some legitimate legislative purpose for a subpoena.”

          It’s called oversight, numbnuts. Part of Congress’ duty.

          Oversight of the FBI is included. The FBI is in possession of a 1023 detailing serious allegations of wrongdoing by the POTUS and his son. The FBI has yet to provide a shred of evidence that they followed up. You can believe the allegations or not. Doesn’t matter. They will get what they need. Your boy is just trying to outrun the clock at this point.

    4. Open your eyes! I have come to believe that it is very likely that what the Bidens have done, DOES include treason, as well as bribery and other ‘high crimes. The Shokin episode is videotaped, the circumstances are now well known. Did Burisma profit from this ‘help’ by Joe Biden? Did Burisma stock increase when the pressure was taken off with the removal of Shokin? Was ANY part of Biden’s decision to shut down America oil production, based on promises made to the Chinese and/or Ukrainians, for which he was indirectly PAID, and made to look like it was Hunter’s deal? ‘Come on man’, connect a few dots.

      1. DK

        Are you aware that literally EVERYTHING you have posted in the last hour has been posted 18 times here by idiots just like you?

        Let me save you some time. Look around a little and you can just cut and paste. Or you can have an original thought maybe, but I doubt it based on what I have seen so far.

        1. Yep, DK is Dude Kembro is the bug faced lawn boy. Oops.

          It’s really gotta suck to be you. So desparate to be heard.

          Dennis, time to take out the trash.

    5. Hey Dennis
      If James Comer called me tomorrow and asked me for 10 years of my bank records, I would say send me your email address. Do you know why?

    6. Hunter’s lawyer doesn’t get to sidetrack and steer the committee.
      The Congress asked for records; the proper response is to give them the records.
      Not complicated.

  8. My charity offer still stands to anyone willing to take it. How about you, Dennis? Can you tell us why Hunter and Zlovchevsky called “DC” from Dubai? Was it to discuss the weather?

    1. Let me set the scene

      At the Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai, December 4, 2015

      Zlovchevsky: Hunter, this guy Shokin is all over me, man. What can we do?

      Hunter: My guy in DC can help. Let’s call him and talk about the weather. All your problems will be solved, and you can slip me $10 million. Don’t tell Devon or he will want half.

      Zlovchevsky: Who is your guy?

      Hunter: Captain Kangaroo

      1. Hey, I know, maybe it was Tom Shillue that Hunter called, and gave Zlovchevsky the old “illusion of access” again. Tom does a pretty good impersonation of Pedo Joe.

        1. As I suspected, Dennis and his band of cowards scurry to the corners like so many roaches when the lights come on…

      1. “Trump-Era DOJ Rule on Impeachment Inquiries Might End Up Helping Joe Biden”—Media-ite

        Headlines like these are all over the lefty rags.

        Dennis…if Biden did nothing wrong, why does he need “help”?

        Help him what…not crap his pants today? Remember where he is today? Find the exit to the stage? F— the economy even worse?

        What exactly is it going to help Biden do? Evade discovery and prosecution? Oh yes, thats right.

  9. Jonathan: What you have overlooked in your desperate attempt to find “corruption” in the Biden family is the other corruption right under your nose. It’s the vast “corruption scandal” in the DJT WH–specifically involving Jared Kushner. I know you and the MAGA Republicans aren’t interested in that vast influence peddling operation but here are the facts.

    DJT brought Kushner into the WH along with Ivanka. Both held official positions although Kushner couldn’t get a security clearance. DJT put Kushner in charge of Middle East policy although he had no expertise in the area. What was one of Kushner’s first acts? He pushed through an inflated sweetheart $150 million arms deal for the Saudi’s. Kushner’s main role was to protect the interests of the Saudi government. He shielded Crown Prince bin Salman from criticism over the assassination of WP columnist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered under the orders of Crown Prince because Khashoggi was a leading and vocal critic of the of the regime.

    So what happened after Kushner left the WH. He was was given $2 billion to start an equity company. The Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund advisors recommended against the loan because Kushner had no previous experience in the equity markets. But the Crown Prince overruled the recommendation and pushed through the loan.

    Sweetheart deal? Corruption? Influence peddling? Quid pro quo? A bribe? Certainly looks that way. For months the Dems in the House have called for a complete investigation and Kushner to submit his financial records. The response from Jim Comer? Total silence. He is more interested in getting the financial records of Hunter Biden. And you also seem to be tone deaf when it comes to the “influence peddling” and “corruption” of Jared Kushner and the whole DJT family. Why is that?

    1. Oh Denise you’re too funny…

      Because of Kushner, Trump should have gotten a Nobel Prize for the Abrams Accord which is still in place today… in spite of Brandon’s actions.

      But how does this reflect on the grift of the Bidens?

      Unless of course you want to compare / contrast what the Trump(s) and Kushner have done for this country to that of the 42 years Biden sucked on the teat of this country.

      You don’t get rich on a public servant’s salary…


      1. Ian Michael “Grumpy”: First you should get your facts straight. It was not the “Abrams Accord”. It was the “Abraham Accords”. Second the Accords between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain were between three countries that never had been at war. It was just a formal acknowledgment of the status quo. The whole idea behind the Accords was to try to pressure the Palestinians into an agreement favorable to Israel.

        Kushner claimed the Accords would be “the beginning of the end of the Israel-Arab conflict”. To accomplish that would have required Israel to recognize an independent Palestinian state. Kushner refused to engage in that because he backed Netanyahu’s apartheid policies re the Palestinians.

        Jimmy Carter received the Noble Prize because he brokered the historic peace agreement between Egypt and Israel who had been at war for many years. Kushner doesn’t deserve the Prize because he never was willing to address the real heart of the Middle East conflict–the Q of an independent Palestinian state. As the person in charge of WH policy in the Middle East he failed miserably.

        And this is where I part company with the Biden administration. Biden had almost four years to address the Israel-Palestinian issue. But he has continued to back Israel’s apartheid policies–continuing the policies of DJT and prior administrations toward Israel. See, and you thought I back ALL of Biden’s policies. I don’t!

        1. Aw Denise…
          See how you can use Google to get your facts straight?
          Abrahams Accord. You are correct on the spelling and remind me how many nations have signed on?

          You have no clue about ME history.
          Where were you during the Yom Kippur war?
          Do you remember it?


        2. “Second the Accords between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain were between three countries that never had been at war.”

          Dennis, your facts are as bad as your opinion and logic. The Saudis were combatants in the first Arab-Israeli War and never bothered to make a peace accord or recognize Israel.

          You get called on so many things, but you never learn anything. Instead, you turn tail and run away.

          1. S. Meyer: You never amaze. The Abraham Accords were between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain–NOT including the Saudis. So how are the Saudis even relevant to the discussion? My facts, opinions and logic are impeccable. And yours…..?

            1. On that score you are 100% correct, but al the Arab nations participated in some fashion against the State of Israel willingly or unwillingly. Saudi Arabia was moving toward the same set of agreements under Trump.

              The acceptance of the State of Israel has been at the center of the dispute since 1948 even though it occupied the smallest sliver of land without known oil deposits.

              Biden continues to pay off the Iranians, $6Billion. A good part of that money will go to making rockets intent on killing the civilian population of Israel, some will go to terrorist invasions of the State of Israel and some will go to making a nuclear weapon Iran says will be used against Israel.

              “My facts, opinions and logic are impeccable. “

              They suck, proven when you tuck tail and run. Do you wish to discuss anything else I have said. I have no problem if you find something I say that was wrong. I sometimes make mistakes but because I am mostly accurate I am not afraid of them. You are, and that is why we are all so familiar with your back.

                1. G., you are correct. Reading his responses is like reading the homework of an inner city school kid who isn’t going to graduate.

              1. S. Meyer: When have I ever “tucked tail and run”. Never! My responses to you are proof positive of just the opposite. But it’s nice to see you admit “I sometimes make a mistake but because I am mostly accurate…”. Close only counts in horse shoes! FACTS matter. When you get them wrong I will call you out every time. Don’t count on me giving you a pass because you are “mostly accurate”. You are either accurate or you aren’t!

                1. Dennis

                  You have run from me ever since the first day you injected yourself into a beatdown of Gigi. You claimed then I couldn’t find a lie in your “reporting”. It took me 30 seconds to find two. I asked you at least 30 times to clarify, or explain yourself. You wouldn’t or couldn’t. Since then I have caught you plagiarising, misquoting, violating the civility rules, and outright lying again.
                  When I call them on you, and I always do, you turn your back faster than Pedro Guerrero on Jack Clarks home run in the ’85 NLCS.
                  More than half of your posts are off topic, and you rarely substantiate your assertions with anything other than “I’m smarter than you, JT the supposed constitutional scholar”.
                  I call you out daily. You never retract or substantiate. So you have literally NO standing to call someone out. You’re a laughingstock when you say that, and a liar when you say you don’t run. You tuck tail and run EVERY DAY. Parachute in and unicorn out.
                  If its not so, prove it. I will give you 5 questions that you have to answer genuinely and honestly (if you can). I will do the same. But you won’t because

                  Tuck tail and run is not what you do, its who you are.

                2. “S. Meyer: When have I ever “tucked tail and run”. Never!”

                  BS. On a couple of occasions I called you back and you made sure to have your back turned and your tail tucked in. You have turned tail with others, but now that you deny this, maybe you will live up to your denial.

                  Example: “Dennis, I am still waiting,”

                  There are plenty more examples that are even stronger, but why should I waste time when you are lying.

                  Tom gives more glaring examples.

                  The yellow stripe down your back becomes brighter and brighter.

            2. Your facts like “the idea athlete is 6’3 and 215 pounds” dennis??

              Or was that your opinion

              Impeccable indeed

              Parachute in, unicorn out

              1. “When have I ever “tucked tail and run”. Never! My responses to you are proof positive of just the opposite.”

                This is how deluded you are. You claim that your two responses to Meyer are “proof positive” that you have NEVER tucked tail and run. Does that somehow make sense to you???

                Thats 2 out of hundreds bro.*

        3. ” The whole idea behind the Accords was to try to pressure the Palestinians into an agreement favorable to Israel.”


        4. “To accomplish that would have required Israel to recognize an independent Palestinian state. “

          Wrong again.

          Agreements were formulated giving the Palestinians about 97% of what they wanted. They refused. The objective of the PLO and Hamas is to drive the Jews into the sea. That was part the Hamas charter.

          How much more of an idiot do you want to make yourself out to be.

          According to international law Judea and Samaria are Israeli territory which was occupied by Jordan.

          The Palestinians is a meaningless term except to discuss a group of people that came from Jordon, Egypt and elsewhere. The Jews built up the land.

          Get yourself a history book that is accurate

        5. ” But he has continued to back Israel’s apartheid policies”

          Are you too dumb to list the apartheid policies? The answer is yes. You can’t list them because Israel is not apartheid.

          Arabs are in the Knesset and Supreme Court. They have all the rights of Israeli citizens. They are in all parts of the economy. Some even fight in the Israeli army.

          Start reading real history. Read the treaties and everything that constitutes international law. You are a doofus. Stop being as dumb as the terrorists who blow up school buses.

          While you are at it remember the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem had a pact with Hitler to exterminate the Jews.

        6. Trump’s policies stabilized the Middle East, Bidens policies are leading to a possible nuclear exchange.

          1. Now Trumps responsible for LIV golf….Bwahahahahaha

            Ok, thats a good one, DK. There might be hope for you yet.

        7. “It was just a formal acknowledgment of the status quo. ”

          That is a lie.

          For decades, there were nasty hostilities among the three countries. The Accords quelled those hostilities.

          “. . . independent Palestinian state.”

          I think what you mean is: Iran’s proxy terrorists.

      2. The ABRAHAM Accords were nothing but a publicity stunt, falsely portrayed as an agreement achieving “peace in the Middle East”, brokered by Jared, son of a felon convicted of fraud. Hogwash. All it did was formalize trading in writing that was already happening between Israel and Bahrain and UAE. These countries weren’t at war or even hostile to one another..

        You speak of “what the Trump(s) and Kushner have done for this country”. Trump trashed the successful economy inherited from Obama, giving us the worst recession since the Great Depression. His tax cuts drove the national debt to a record level. He started a trade war with China after he couldn’t bully it, which contributed to inflation due to shortages of computer chips and consumer goods. He botched the pandemic by throwing away the pandemic playbook left by Obama, lying about the seriousness of COVID, failing to marshal assets to get vaccines distributed and pushing fake cures like Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. He trashed our relations with NATO and the EU, he publicly praised Putin at Helsinki over his own intelligence agencies, and after Putin invaded Ukraine, Trump called him “genius”. The worst thing of all is his stoking of divisions in this country–pitting Americans into groups opposed to each another, lying about losing the election, lying about nonexistent fraud, stealing classified documents involving nuclear secrets and plans for invasion of our foreign enemies and lying about returning them, attacking law enforcement agencies, and refusing to allow the choice of the majority to lead this country without his endless insertion of himself into the daily news.

        1. Successful economy Oblamo left? Largest debt increase ever in the entirety of the US history. Oblamo left us a weaponized government and insurmountable debt.

      1. LOL, no time for that, geek.

        Don’t cry though, it will be removed soon enough LMAO. Just like all your drivel from yesterday.

        Yet here you are again, back for more abuse. One has to wonder why. Before I experienced your nonsensical tirades being removed daily, I often wondered why you would come here and take the beat downs that you are given, by anyone who doesn’t have anything better to do (yes, that includes me, but I do it for sheer entertainment). I would think to myself, why does he want to be embarrassed and shamed repeatedly, and the evidence left there for anyone to read in the future. But now I understand that its gone the next day, so maybe thats why you dont mind.

        Still, it doesn’t make much sense. Clearly you are only here to antagonize, yet you call me the troll. It would be like me going on a Corvette car forum, and spewing how stupid all those Corvette owners are, and then calling anyone who tells me to get lost, a troll. Does trolling the trolls really make me a troll? Feel free to say something typically stupid in response, it will be gone by two o’clock.

          1. Ok, lets dissect your latest jiberish, bug face.

            A lawn mower has blades, not tines. Unless you are speaking of a verticle mower or verti-cutter. A tiller also uses tines, but I can’t see you replanting your lawn every week. Maybe you do, futility seems to attract you.

            So, I am guessing you meant to say you “rock an old school reel mower”

            Nevertheless, my guess would be that previous post got deleted, along with all the rest of your useless drivel, and thats why I never saw it.

            It’s sad that a nuclear engineer knows more about lawn mowers than a guy who owns a grass cutting business…

            1. “Looks like someone knows a lot more about lawnmowing terminology than I do.”—-bug face the lawn boy

              As I said, sad for someone who cuts grass for a living.

              But not surprising, based on your ignorance re: everything else.

              1. Here ya go, you’ll love this one, lawn boy. I say you mow grass for a living. If thats wrong…

                Prove it!

                BTW, who are you talking to, Smeagol?

    2. Dennis, in my humble opinion, here’s what I think: Both Trump and Biden should be investigated to discover the truth of allegations made against them. It seems Trump is being investigated, and even has been indicted. I don’t think the behavior of one should excuse the behavior of the other. If Trump had 20 shell companies and funneled $20m to family members, he should be investigated to determine any wrongdoing. You seem, on the other hand, to want to excuse or even ignore the allegations re: Biden, simply on the grounds that someone else may have done the same thing. If someone murdered your spouse or partner or mom or dad or child, would you be OK with excusing that since others have also been murdered? I think not. So, let’s shine a light up Joe’s a*** like we’re doing with Trump and then we can all be satisfied that justice is being applied. I think they even teach that in night school.

      1. @Bob…
        Sure investigate both.

        Trump will come out clean.
        Not his ego driven ‘I did everything perfect’ but that he’s not corrupt. He was rich before entering office.

        But Biden… he’s toast.

        Unlike w Trump where the Dims constantly make stuff up… Biden’s got a lot of actual evidence that he’s corrupt.


        1. “All Biden has to do to win re-election is hang onto Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Michigan (all have Democratic governors, secretaries of state, and senators) and then one of Nevada, New Hampshire, or Georgia (all have two Democratic senators).”

          Sounds like a conspiracy. Thanks for letting us in on it.

    3. Hey man, great info, we can investigate both of these guys. But, but only with Hunter and the Big Guy Joe can they TREASON be proven.

    4. Oh. Soooo the Saudis invested (not “gave”) $2 billion in Kushner’s investment company AFTER Donald was a private citizen, had no authority, and was in no position to alter US foreign affairs. So what “influence” is there to peddle?
      Oh, that’s right – none.
      Nice try, though.

  10. Those on the left clearly invoke nausea and spit foaming at the mouth. All the evidence in the World is a big lie and our man, Joe, is the best, the hardest working, the most honest, and the most caring president we’ve ever had. Plus it’s Trump’s fault. Our opinions are based on fact and science and as such, end of discussion. We are right and the right is wrong.

    1. You know, its funny JPL, i dont see a single document shown in that article to substantiate its claims. They just say it and people buy it. This is old news. It was a plant by the Bidens to “debunk” the claims of his corrupt acts. Go to justthenews and you will find documents showing that none of that is true, including a memo from Victoria Nuland that proves she is a liar.

      But here is the biggest hole in your link. THEY CALLED “DC” FOR A REASON. Hunter called his dad from Dubai at Zlovchevsky’s insistence, because of pressure he was receiving from Shokin. 5 days later Joe was in Ukraine, demanding Shokin be fired. Its all in Archers testimony. Go look at it. Shokin has backed this up. Zlovchevsky backed this up. Poroshenko backed this up.

      But we should all believe Bump!

      1. Show us the document if its accurate, and then get back to mowing lawns, bug face.

        Archer said it was Joe. He never retracted that statement. You believe it was Captain Kangaroo that was called. Can’t fix stupid.

        1. Come in, drop your keyboard diarrhea, violate the civility rules, add NOTHING to the conversation, and whine about getting deleted.

          Do you have ANY hope of that changing?

          LMAO at the insanity.

          The only reason you’re allowed to post at all is ostensibly because you provide entertainment. The sad part is, you think people are laughing with you, at nt at you. Once everyone has had their fill of watching you get humiliated, Darren takes it down. You should thank him.

          1. “I don’t GAF about what people think of me here on this blog. Full stop.”

            Of course not. That’s why you respond to me as if you are talking to a third person.

            And I thought I already made the case that you don’t GAF what people here think. Unless you are insane, it’s the only explanation for you being a tool constantly.

      2. Your other posts are going away, so i will say here

        You are the one who said Trump owes you money for grass mowing. If thats fiction, you created it.

            1. Clueless….you’re the one who cuts grass for a living and doesn’t even know that a mower doesn’t have “tines”


    2. JPL you write: “But the consensus of the international community at the time was that Shokin was impeding the fight against corruption, not leading it.” Evidently this opinion wasn’t share by the EU, to wit: “The European Commission praised Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin for his efforts to fight corruption in a December 2015 progress report published nine days after then-VP Joe Biden demanded his ouster. […] the European Union was satisfied that Ukraine had achieved “noteworthy” progress, including in “preventing and fighting corruption,” and thus was eligible for visa-free travel in Europe.”

      1. Exactly.

        And as i said, Shokin knew he was investigating Burisma. Zlovchevsky knew he was investigating Burisma. Archer knew he was investigating Burisma. Hunter knew he was investigating Burisma. And JOE knew he was investigating Burisma.

        And really, does it even matter who else knew it???? Those are the players. Who gives a rats a$$ what anyone else thought?

        1. Tom, the complicating factor is that on Nov 22 2015 the State Department forwarded memos/talking points to Biden advocating for Shokin’s ouster. These memos were revealed and discussed but not published by John Solomon on Just the News. Their existence suggests that something happened after October 1. Whether this was a genuine change of policy or a response to pressure from Biden is not yet known. Comer has now asked the State Department for all documents on this topic. If Blinken complies we may learn more.

          1. Danial. Given the varied and voluminous documents praising Shokin’s work, including at the U.S. State Department, look forward to discussing the State Department’s contemporaneous ‘memos/talking points to Biden advocating for Shokins’ ouster.

            Poreshenko, as we know, complained that VP Biden did not ‘have the authority, you’re not the president’ to withhold the $1 billion. Biden said “call him”. I wonder if he did?
            Meanwhile, ‘s.o.b., he got fired’, and the ‘best part is they put in someone who was solid’ .. . and, this is important, Burisma’s seized assets were promptly returned and no charges have been filed.

            In any case, by what authority did (does) Biden or Obama have to meddle in the affairs of Ukraine in such a manner? If Shorkin/Ukraine was so corrupt, then why offer them the billion dollars? And why did Biden/Obama only ‘give them 6 hours’ to fire Shorkin?

            *I estimate the death toll in Ukraine now around 500K, twice that number wounded and 20 million displaced.

            1. DGSnowden, I agree with what you say but to impeach and convict for bribery proof is needed that Biden altered US policy to benefit his family. The evidence strongly suggests that he did. But from what we have been informed of the November 22 memos/talking points, they also imply that US policy towards Shokin may have changed by the time Biden threatened Poroshenko to withhold aid unless Shokin was fired. This needs to be investigated, and Comer is seeking to do so.

              It is entirely a separate question whether US policies towards Ukraine have been good. I have disagreed strongly with them for years, and believe that they needlessly and foreseeably provoked Russia. I think John Mearsheimer had it right, and still does. And Ukraine has been destroyed as a result.

              But that is not what matters for a Biden impeachment. For that, the question is whether Biden was carrying out US policy or promoting his family’s financial benefit when he withheld aid to get Shokin fired.

              1. I just read the Bump article about Archers testimony again. It is infuriating. Clearly he relies on the probability that his readers havent read the actual transcript. Its so full of lies and mischaracterizations that it would take an hour to list them here.
                One of my favorites is when he says that Joe’s trip to ukraine was planned before the phone call, counter to what Comer implied. Comer never implied that. All he said was it was five days later. Anyone who would believe that Comer thought the trip was a result of the phone call, or was dumb enough to say that it was, is certainly gullible enough to believe the rest of Bumps lies, and repeat them here.
                Notice he never mentions the breakfast at the observatory. In fact, he uses very few actual quotes from testimony, choosing instead to narrate the whole thing.
                The whole left world thinks the words “illusion of access” came out of Devon Archers mouth. That is a lie. In fact, almost every characterization Bump makes are Ron Goldmans words. That guy is the real threat to democracy. Just look at how his manure leaves its stench on the commenters here.

          2. Fair enough, but the pressure from Burisma to oust Shokin predates the Dubai phone call. Devon Archer met with Joe at the white house in 2014 and joined the board of Burisma within a month.

            Amos Hochstein.

            1. I agree the pressure predates the phone call. And I am suspicious of the Nov 22 memo/talking points, especially since Victoria Nuland appears to have been involved. But this needs to be investigated, and Comer appears to be doing so. The questions now are whether Blinken will comply and what will come out.

              Comer should also be getting the phone records, to see whom Hunter called on Dec 4 with Zlochevsky and Pozharski. Archer said he believes it was Joe Biden, before he retreated to “D.C.”, and that appears likely to me.

              1. Daniel, we should note that during the Trump impeachment trial, the Biden administration withheld documents and testimony. That means the administration was hiding things and releasing only those favorable to the Biden administration. That tells us whatever you are looking for is weak at best. Biden could clear all this up, but he is preventing the information from being released.

                Therefore, Biden is guilty but not in a court of law.

                1. SMeyer, you are probably right. If there were a document showing it was US policy to fire Shokin on Dec 9 we likely would know of it by now, either through its official release or through a leak.

          3. @Daniel…

            I suspect it would be proper to do a complete audit of State Department emails including any aliases…
            You may find something interesting. 😉


            1. “I suspect it would be proper to do a complete audit of State Department emails including any aliases…
              You may find something interesting.”

              NO NO NO!! THEY CAN’T DO THAT. They have no reason to do that! There is no evidence! There is an article in Vogue, the EU…!!—-bug

                1. I love how up in your head I’ve gotten

                  whine on, bug boy, whine on.

                  Let’s see though, who is the one speaking to a third person, constantly in their rants toward me???

                  Like I said, you think you have an audience laughing with you. (leans forward and whispers like Pedo Joe) “They’re not”.

          4. Daniel: would be interested to know if that date is before or after the infamous Dubai call to DC by Burisma exec and Hunter. Any idea? And, could it be like the Cheney instance where he fed info to the press, then quoted it to seem legit? Just wondering.

    3. JPL: Except for the speech uncovered recently by Blinken from 2015 where he said big progress was being made in Ukraine corruption and Shokin was on the right track. Gotta keep up man.

  11. How is this not a pure example of extortion?
    Hunter Biden’s WhatsApp message to a Chinese company executive: “Please have the director call me – not James or Tony or Jim – have him call me tonight. I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. I am very concerned that the Chairman has either changed his mind and broken our deal without telling me or that he is unaware of the promises and assurances that have been made have not been kept. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand. And now means tonight. And Z if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you Zhang or the Chairman I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. All too often people mistake kindness for weakness – and all too often I am standing over top of them saying I warned you. From this moment until whenever he reaches me. […] Ok my friend – I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father. I sure hope whatever it is you are doing is very very very important.”

    If “I am sitting here with my father” was truthful and Biden Sr. was indeed “the man sitting next to me” then how could POTUS not also be liable for, at least, conspiracy to commit extortion? And this doesn’t even begin to touch on Sr’s extortion of Ukraine vis-à-vis firing the prosecutor. And last I looked, extortion was still a crime in the U.S., no?

    1. Apparently the extortionate phrase would be “you will regret not following my direction”? That might be a little vague to qualify as extortion under the law, though there was clearly an extortionate or coersive intent. Take that case to court and a prosecutor would likely plea bargain it down to disorderly conduct — aka some moronic drunk shooting his mouth off.

      1. I agree, its not as “pure” and ax example of extortion as one could imaging. But doesn’t it go beyond simply the vague “you will regret not following my direction” given the preface, which is of some specificity: “I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that …”

        1. As I said (in different words): I hear the threat and that a threat was intended (and I’m pretty sure the Chinese heard it, too) — BUT that’s MY interpretation (and yours, I gather). If you take into account the necessary “beyond a reasonable doubt” criminal standard, a defense lawyer would argue for a less extreme interpretation — with “regret” meaning something like an attack of conscience, not an attack with a butcher knife (figuratively speaking).

          There are some mental gymnastics involved in interpreting things the way someone ELSE might interpret them. In short: There’s a difference between saying “You’ll be sorry” and “I’m gonna choke you to death with my bare hands,” Even though one might use EITHER expression to mean the same thing, it’s easier to PROVE what one of those two statements means than the other, and prosecutors are required to only bring criminal charges when they honestly believe they can prove them. It’s a high standard, or at least it’s supposed to be. So as I indicated, what would likely happen in a case like this is that a prosecutor might shoot for a reduced charge of disorderly conduct — like when an angry drunk shoots his mouth off witihout being careful of what he’s saying.

      2. Unless you are a conservative then the charges would be multiplied and the penalties would be felonies, not misdemeanors.

    2. “If “I am sitting here with my father” was truthful …”

      And if it wasn’t? What’s your evidence that the drug-addicted Hunter wasn’t lying?

      1. If it wasn’t true then the text as it relates to Sr.’s conduct is irreverent. I have no evidence either way. But, back at you. What’s your evidence that he wasn’t lying? Or do you mean, as per the old old saw: “how can you tell a drug addict is lying? … His lips are moving.”

      2. Except why would he mention joe if the person on the other end wasn’t aware of Joe’s involvement? My response would have been “oh the former VPOTUS is involved in your extortion as well? Thanks for putting it in writing!” Unless of course i knew his dad was involved in our illegal scheme all along. In that case, I would have just sent the money.

        “Guess what? Son of a B, he sent the money”—-Pedo Joe

        1. “Unless of course i knew his dad was involved in our illegal scheme all along.” I hear you Tom and my gut agrees with you. But, HB was/is as much of a braggart as Sr. and I can imagine a scenario where HB is betting on his father’s “reputation” and station as VP to leverage his threat – even if Sr. wasn’t in in the deal.

          1. Well, i can tell you this, there is a photograph of Hunter driving around in Joe’s Corvette, that very same day! Just another coincidence i suppose.

      3. Drug addicted enough to cut a deal worth millions with Chinese businessmen…right.

        You know, one of the side effects of cocaine is it makes you lie.

  12. This declassified report summarizes many important findings and judgments contained in the Select Committee’s classified Report, issued January 3, 1999. U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies within the Clinton administration have determined that other
    significant findings and judgments contained in the Select Committee’s classified Report cannot be
    publicly disclosed without affecting national security or ongoing criminal investigations.

    Amen, they didn’t want Clinton’s criminal involvement in treasonous behavior to hit the streets. Blocking me again?

    1. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has stolen classified design information
      on the United States’ most advanced thermonuclear weapons. These thefts of nuclear
      secrets from our national weapons laboratories enabled the PRC to design, develop,
      and successfully test modern strategic nuclear weapons sooner than would otherwise
      have been possible. The stolen U.S. nuclear secrets give the PRC design information
      on thermonuclear weapons on a par with our own

      1. Espionage played a central part in the PRC’s acquisition of classified U.S.
        thermonuclear warhead design secrets. In several cases, the PRC identified
        lab employees, invited them to the PRC, and approached them for help, sometimes
        playing upon ethnic ties to recruit individuals.

        As we hate each other with greater and greater intensity

        1. Wang is publicly known in the United States for his role in the 1996 campaign
          finance scandal and for Polytechnologies’indictment stemming from its 1996 attempt
          to smuggle 2,000 Chinese AK-47 assault rifles into the United States. He attended a
          White House “coffee” with President Clinton in February 1996 and was given a meeting with Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown the following day. He was also connected to over $600,000 in illegal campaign contributions made by Charlie Trie to the
          U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC).

          Note the overwhelming coverage by the Leftist Big Corrupt Traitorous Media as Clinton sold security equipment and data to the highest bidder. Trump asked for dirt on Biden

  13. Rosemont Seneca
    Burisma Holdings
    Bohai Harvest RST Shanghai Equity
    Robinson Walker
    Hudson West
    European Energy and Infras Group Limited
    Bladen Enterprises Limited
    RSP Holdings
    RSP Investments
    RSTP II Alpha
    RSTP II Bravo
    Seneca Global Advisors
    Aqaba Internationasl

    What a tangled web the Bidens weave when bribery money is covered up to deceive.

  14. OT, here’s a globalist elitist psycho scumbag basically admitting that he loves large corporations and literally hates employees. He wants them to “hurt” (his words). I bet unions really love this guy!

    1. CNN and many other outposts of democrat media have received their marching orders from WaPo columnist (CIA stenographer) David Ignatius. Here’s just one example of MANY that have suddenly sprung up like weeds across the MSM:

      “Washington Post columnist David Ignatius says Biden should not run for reelection”

      You’ll find similar stories published by ALL of the usual suspects.

  15. David Ignatius is used by the intelligence community to leak information they strategically want in the public domain. The fact that the CIA’s hand chosen public voice has turned on Biden and Harris . . . can’t be ignored.

  16. Americans need to learn about the realities of Communism.

    Si pones comunistas a cargo del desierto de Sahara, en 5 años habrá escasez de arena
    (If you put Communists in charge of the Sahara, in 5 years there would be shortage of sand)
    – Winston Churchill
    (from a website in Cuba critiquing communism)

    video recorded in Cuba demonstrating what state (communist controlled) meat markets (carnicerías) offer
    “Sin Comentarios” (No comment)

    1. Estovir, I left home at seventeen and traveled extensively on very little money. I lived in spartan (at best) to squalid conditions for three years I was gone and in the third world countries with crushing poverty and two of the countries were communist. When I got home, I was in shock. I forgot how much we have in this nation! My father used to tell me that if I every truly experienced hunger, it would be something I would never forget. I haven’t and it was only three years of my life. I cannot imagine what it is like for families who are trapped in such conditions. It made me realize each and every day how lucky I am. I am still upset when I see people play with food or leave half a plate full knowing there are those who do not have enough nor do they have the luxury of clean drinking water.

      I watched in horror one night when a restaurant closed and a small crowd of people gathered at the door. The proprietor stepped out and three the scraps on the sidewalk and people scurried to get some of the scraps! We don’t know how good we really have it and how fragile the whole system really is. That we also have the freedom to worship and to (mostly) speak our minds.

      Thank you for bringing up these points. I pray that we learn from history and are not doomed to repeat it by the school of hard knocks.

      1. E.M.,

        In my lifetime I’ve met nearly every type of person; the exceptions being Royalty, National Level Despots, those from cultures totally isolated from the modern world, and those presently being victims of a great famine or pogrom. So, I must use others and second-hand information available to me to try and wrap my mind around how the actual stations of these persons is to them and speculate as to how they think and perceive the world as they do. Suffice to say that given that information and what I have observed in all others I can at least try to see their worlds as objectively as I can.

        An anecdote for those experiencing hardships contrasted with what most of us here have…I was in a country where people who were down and out had nothing, nearly non-existant safety nets and the like. We came upon a woman sitting at a curb, holding a two year old sleeping child in her lap, and before her set a bowl having a few coins. She had her hand held out to the bowl signifying her prayer for alms to passersby. Completely crestfallen and with a sullen expression of total despair about her eyes and face, she withdrew almost into a stillness of a statue frozen among a constant reminder of her life of heartbreak. I’ve witnessed in others a fair amount of despair in my days, but excepting as I forementioned, the latter of my list of whom I’ve not met, hers was so profound it was nearly gripping at how strong her anguish conveyed to me. The image of her will not be one I will forget even if I had somehow wanted. That was about twenty-five years ago and its significance to me has not lessened in radiance.

        I returned to The States later and at some point thereafter I saw a commercial on T.V. for a cat food going by the name of Fancy Feast. You are surely aware of this advertisement. Typically it presents an almost regal white cat seemingly with eye-liner and wearing a bejewelled collar having three or four rows of diamonds, who is served its meal with either a small chalice or bowl ostensibly worthy of the House of Romanov. At some point the soul of the forsaken woman with the child came to mind, and as a good person that you are, I am certain you would anticipate what my first reaction would be to the message this type of marketing presented me. The true sadness comes in the realization that twenty-five years afterward, a commercial such as this continues to be successful with the American population.

        Admittedly I am conflicted within me a contrast: That people should have the right to waste money on jewelry for animals and pets to maintain their egos and quest for surmounting the Joneses’ greed in the most conspicuous manner imaginable. Yet at some point people here should at least have the common decency to not rub other people’s misfortunes in their faces…with a silk cloth they bought at Tiffany and Company.

        1. That people should have the right to waste money on jewelry for animals and pets to maintain their egos and quest for surmounting the Joneses’ greed in the most conspicuous manner imaginable

          I extrapolate from what I “see” at the molecular level within our cells and compare to human behaviors. I find the latter varies vastly depending on the region (cultural mores) where people are found. We know, per published literature reflecting scientific research investigations (PubMed), at the molecular level within our cells everything is regulated. There are no rights. Mitochondria synthesize energy (ATP) via complex biochemical pathways: glycolysis, krebs cycle, electron transport chain, etc. Every protein, electron, proton, molecule of water follows its programmed pathway, and they do not deviate. Deviation leads to pathology. You know where I am going with this. To illustrate another example, cell membranes are largely composed of lipids and proteins. Cholesterol is the main constituent within cell membranes as they are impermeable. Gates and receptors made of proteins determine what enters and exits the cell. Molecular charges are the keys which open and close gates; receptors open based on the 3D structure of the ligand (that which attaches to the receptor) so that a protein carrying cargo behind it can enter. Any deviations from these exquisitely programmed steps = pathology. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective chloride protein receptor on the cell membrane that does not allow chloride ions, negatively charged, to exit the cell. Sodium is bonded to chloride, NaCl. Water follows sodium ions, hence water can not exit the cell. Patients with CF have thick bronchial mucous that clogs the lungs. Infections follow.

          We live, move, breathe, enjoy cardiac and neural functions because trillions of cells do what they are supposed to do without any choices. They have no say in their existence. If they follow their programmed existence, they live and we live. if they do not death or a miserable existence follow

          Most chronic medical conditions are due to people choosing to deviate from doing the right thing. For those who thunder about rights without responsibilities, pathology ensues. Earlier I provided a link to a video where Professors Glenn Loury and John McWhorter discuss black mob violence. Happily they commented that Asian, Hispanic, lower socioeconomic whites do not conduct themselves as the black mobs of Chicago, to list just one example. Something about “rights” vs “responsibilities”

          The strategies of BLM, ANTIFA, DEI, CRT, paid reparations, censorship, et al, all lead to empty carnicerías that Communist tyrants provide their people.

        2. Darren, for some reason the reply on emails is not consistently taking me to the site. Instead it appears as if the response was deleted.


        3. “Admittedly I am conflicted within me a contrast: That people should have the right to waste money on jewelry for animals and pets to maintain their egos and quest for surmounting the Joneses’ greed in the most conspicuous manner imaginable.”

          Darren, my life has seen both sides, at least indirectly. My inlaws are survivors, narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Nazis. My father-in-law was comatose when the soldiers came and would have died the next day if the soldiers had not arrived when they did.

          My wife was jailed and beaten trying to escape from the eastern block. She finally did, carrying secret documents on microfilm braided into her hair and crossed a minefield into Austria. As a side note, the Russians caught her on the way, but with good training, she was released without them discovering the microfilm or knowing she was intent on escaping.

          (I thank the British for their aid while they thank her for her assistance.)

          Though they had no tangible assets, the three never considered themselves poor or needy. I never got behind their suffering. It was like a wall. On vacation, I spoke to a young couple like ourselves, and after a few minutes, we arranged to meet for dinner. Though the conversation was short and never dealt with the wife’s history, I could tell she was a Holocaust survivor child like mine. My wife did not share that opinion when we talked before dinner. At dinner, she confirmed my intuition. I could feel that unpenetrable wall.

          We all have only one life to live, so we should enjoy our lives. It is almost an obligation.

          Have compassion, but not so much that the recipient grows and develops bad habits. The splendid Judeo-Christian figures recognized that, so we should as well.

  17. Meanwhile, back in the year whenever, China outspends the U.S. on A.I. research and are ahead of us in its development.
    And the wind cries M A R Y

    Bye Bye Miss American Pie
    it was a hell of a nice try

    1. LOL — You talk as if AI is a good thing — as if what we should want is machines doing our thinking for us so that we can become even dumber and lazier sheep than we already are.

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