Comment O’ The Day

“It is interesting that the group that claimed Trump was an instrument of Russia are actually putting people in power that believe the completely failed economic system of the Soviet Union should inspire what we do in the US.”

Biden Comptroller pick Saule Omarova refuses to turn over Moscow State University thesis on Marxism
Sen. Pat Toomey claimed Omarova removed the thesis from her recent CV

President Biden’s pick for Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is facing a hard fight over her past comments and studies as she refuses to turn over her thesis on Marxism while a student at Moscow State University.

Saule Omarova was born in the Soviet Union in what is now called Kazakhstan and graduated from Moscow State University in 1989. She has pointed to the USSR’s practices as recently as 2019, when she tweeted about the gender pay gap, citing the USSR as a better model.

U.S. Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey, R-Pa., last week asked Omarova to turn over a copy of her thesis – in both English and the original Russian – for review by the committee no later than Oct. 13. Her thesis, titled “Karl Marx’s Economic Analysis and the Theory of Revolution in The Capital,” remains an item of interest to some members on the committee.

Saule Omarova

Ms. Saule T. Omarova, Professor of Law and Director, Jack Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets, Cornell University.

“While it appears that you have deleted any reference to your thesis in the version of your curriculum vitae (CV) that is currently available on the Cornell Law School website, the paper appeared on your CV as recently as April 2017,” Toomey wrote on Oct. 6.

Omarova had not complied with the request as of Thursday, Oct. 14, a spokesperson for Senate Banking Committee Republicans claimed.

“Ms. Omarova has time to attack Republicans in an interview with the Financial Times, but she can’t bother to comply with a Banking Committee requirement that nominees— regardless of their political party or ideology—submit copies of their writings,” said Amanda Gonzalez Thompson. “We certainly hope she reconsiders so Senators have the information necessary to fulfill their constitutional duty to advise and consent on appointments.”

Thompson argued that such requests are a common part of the vetting process, and other candidates have faced similar requests from committees in the past.

Omarova spoke with the Financial Times in an interview published Thursday in which she claimed that Republicans find her an easy target to “demonize” because she is “an immigrant, a woman, a minority.”

“There is definitely a different standard applied to someone like me,” Omarova said. She asserted that she believes some of the criticism leveled against her is racist in nature.

Toomey stated in no uncertain terms during a committee hearing last week that he does not believe her country of origin factors into consideration for her nomination.

“I also pointed out that some of the most wonderful, loyal, and greatest Americans that I’ve ever met are Americans who happen to have been born and raised behind the Iron Curtain and come to this country,” Toomey said. “That fact of her background has no bearing whatsoever on my judgement about how profoundly misguided the policies she has advocated are and it is perfectly appropriate for us to examine those policies.”

Republicans have targeted past comments by Omarova in which she praised the USSR economic model, citing it as an example of a system that the U.S. should look to for inspiration.

“Until I came to the U.S., I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world,” Omarova wrote. “Say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there. Market doesn’t always ‘know best.’”

A number of officials have written to voice opposition to Omarova’s nomination, pointing to other comments she has made in which she laid out her intention to reshape “the basic architecture and dynamics of modern finance.”

Omarova did not respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.


Comment O’ The Day:
The problem is, we’ve gotten ourselves into a situation where everyone in the line of succession is unfit, too. Kamala Harris? Nancy Pelosi? Patrick Leahy?

Biden’s Doubled-Down Lies About Border Whips Are More Proof He’s Unfit To Lead

President Biden’s treatment of Border Patrol is only his latest failure of leadership illustrating his unfitness to hold office.

As The Federalist’s Jordan Davidson has documented, the claims that Biden’s border agents were “whipping” or “strapping” illegal “immigrants” and “running them over” with their horses were bald-faced lies. These lies were concocted, amplified, and spread by an unprincipled cabal of Democrat conspirators in Congress, the administration, and the press. Yet the White House has continued to stand by their initial lies.

One of the fundamental principles of leadership is to not blame others, particularly subordinates, for mistakes that are one’s own responsibility. In the vernacular, a good leader does not throw his subordinates “under the bus” to cover his own behind. There is a practical reason for this: It is essential to a well-functioning unit or any organization. Loyalty from the top down will be reciprocated by loyalty from the bottom up. Without both, you will not have a cohesive organization that is able to operate successfully under stress.

Biden violated this principle by throwing his employees – the Border Patrol agents – under the bus in support of a lie to protect his political left flank. That fundamental failure in leadership is one of the reasons Border Patrol morale is scraping the bottom.

One border patrol agent told Fox News, “Would you go to work and do your best knowing that if you do your boss is going to ‘make you pay’?” Another, speaking of the president: “I see the administration wants to fry our agents. He just started a war with Border Patrol.”

The president’s fraudulent charges contribute to the agents’ inability to accomplish their mission effectively. Border enforcement is broken. That is, of course, part of the strategy of this leftist administration and its enablers.

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Jim Geraghty notes, “At this hour, despite the governor declaring that everyone in the state must listen to God and do as God wants, there is no complaint from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.”

Watch: NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Proclaims Unvaccinated People ‘Aren’t Listening to God.’

COVID-19 vaccines are ‘from God to us,’ N.Y. governor tells Brooklyn megachurch.

New York Gov. Hochul tells Christian worshippers: ‘God wants you to be vaccinated.’

NY Gov. Hochul says vaccines are ‘from God,’ sends out her own ‘apostles’ to push jabs.

May be just me, but it appears everybody is pointing their fingers at everybody else trying to throw them ‘under the bus’.

Comment O’ The Day:
As soon as Nancy Pelosi contacted General Milley about nuclear weapon procedures, he should have politely referred her to the Secretary of Defense and immediately reported the call to his boss,[actually that’s the President, and then to ] the SecDef. 

Because of civilian control over the military, the decision to employ WMDs is a political decision… the military carries out the orders. Therefore, Pelosi as a civilian should only be talking to DoD civilians about defense procedures.

She was WAY out of line making the call, and Milley was derelict in answering her questions.

Milley Details Nancy Pelosi’s Attempt to Take Over the Chain-of-Command

During his opening statement in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday morning, General Mark Milley denied inappropriate phone calls with the Chinese military and tried to reassure Americans he is dedicated to civilian control of the military.

“I am specifically directed to communicate with the Chinese. These military to military communications at the highest level are critical to the security of the United States,” Milley said. “My loyalty to this Nation, its people, and the Constitution hasn’t changed, and will never change, as long as I have a breath to give. My loyalty is absolute, and I will not turn my back on the fallen.”

“I firmly believe in civilian control of the military,” he continued.

Milley also stressed that he does not believe President Donald Trump planned to attack the Chinese in the final days of his presidency.

In his remarks, Milley also addressed a phone call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 8, 2021, in which she pressed him about the process to launch a nuclear weapon. Milley says he informed her that while launching such a weapon requires multiple people in the chain of command, the president is the sole authority to launch an attack.

“Speaker of the House Pelosi called me to inquire about the president’s ability to launch nuclear weapons. I sought to assure her that nuclear launch is governed by a very specific and deliberate process. She was concerned and made various personal references characterizing the president [President Trump]. I explained to her the president is the sole nuclear launch authority and he doesn’t launch them alone and that I am not qualified to determine the mental health of the President of the United States,” Milley said. “There are processes, protocols and procedures in place and I repeatedly assured her there was no chance of an illegal, unauthorized or accidental launch. By presidential directive, and Secretary of Defense directive, the chairman is part of the process to ensure the president is fully informed when determining the use of the world’s deadliest weapons. By law, I’m not in the chain of command and I know that. However, by presidential directive and DOD instruction, I am in the chain of communication to fulfill my legal, statutory role as the president’s primary military advisor.”

Milley said after the call from Pelosi, he convened a meeting with his staff to go through the process and procedures. He also told Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Miller about Pelosi’s call.

“At no time was I trying to change or influence the process, usurp authority or insert myself in the chain-of-command,” Milley said.

Comment O’ The Day

The densest element yet known to science has been named Pelosium.
Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311.
These particles are held together by dark forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

The symbol of Pelosium is PU.

Pelosium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading to the formation of isodopes. This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientist to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.
When catalyzed with money, Pelosium activates CNNadnausium, an element that radiates orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons as Pelosium.

Comment O’ The Day

I remember when all the best people were ready to turn America upside down over nonexistent Russian collusion claims.

Probable Chinese spies claim ‘Raycissss!’

Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US.

While acknowledging that is important for the U.S. to address concerns of intellectual property theft and economic espionage, the Stanford educators wrote in their letter that the program has since “deviated significantly from its claimed mission.”

The professors stated that the China Initiative is “harming the United States’ research and technology competitiveness and it is fueling biases that, in turn, raise concerns about racial profiling.”

They pointed out that the program disproportionately targets researchers with Chinese origins, choosing to investigate them not based on evidence but simply for having a connection to China.

The program was started in 2018 to combat Chinese espionage but has since been criticized for investigating Asian individuals falsely accused of committing crimes.

“In many cases the federal response seems disproportionate and inappropriate. In some cases, federal agents associated with the China Initiative have prosecuted researchers without solid evidence,” the professors wrote. “Moreover, racial profiling – even when undertaken in pursuit of justice – is both inconsistent with U.S. law and with the principles underlying our society.”

Comment O’ The Day

Everyone needs to understand how this guy puts everyone in America in grave danger. Not only are citizens of our country watching him, leaders of countries that hate us are watching him. It concerns many Americans wondering what these enemies will do before anyone competent can replace him

Comment O’ The Day

“Well, if they do as badly against the American right as they’ve done against Muslim extremists, Alex Jones will be occupying the White House soon.”

Comment O’ The Day

Some things that stand out about the new vaxx mandate.

If it were genuinely vital that everyone be vaccinated, then everyone should be required to get it.
Why, then, are postal workers exempted?
Why, then, are illegal aliens exempted?
Why, then, are companies having fewer than 100 employees exempted?
Why do the exemptions seem to all be attached to union labor who support the party in power?
If it was truly vital, then they wouldn’t be letting anyone out.

If you’re vaccinated but are vulnerable to infection from the unvaccinated; you’re not actually vaccinated.  Having the CDC change their definitions doesn’t change what a vaccination means and has meant for more than 200 years.

Of course, most people probably don’t know why it’s “vaccinate” in the first place.  Hint: cows.

Completely ignoring natural immunity is the epitome of unscientific.  Many of us are immune from simply catching it and surviving.

I think it will eventually be proven, and those at fault forced to admit it, that it is an escapee from a Chinese lab, and its development was funded by US tax money.

When that happens, one more reason to never trust politicians and their lackeys.  Because without Kissinger and Nixon, China would be Cuba with a lot of land.  Half of it would probably be Russian now if we hadn’t opened up to them.

Comment O’ The Day

“While it’s unclear exactly what the President was trying to say, it seems he is confusing a derecho that swept across the city of Nevada, Iowa in August of 2020 with not-tornado tornadoes that struck the states of Nevada and Iowa. Surely, the President knows that Nevada is not in the middle of the country, right? In any case, to clear things up: Tornadoes are still tornadoes and Derechos are still Derechos. Nevada is not in the middle of the country, but Nevada, Iowa is. Predictably, Biden’s gaffe drew a quick reaction from meteorologists and residents in the states Biden mentioned as reporters and members of Congress piled on.”

Comment O’ The Day

I wonder if traveling Roman citizens circa 450 A.D. grasped that the empire had collapsed when, seeking protection from marauding bands of Visigoths, they went to a legion garrison, badly in need of repair, and a centurion denied them entrance and sanctuary, saying his responsibility was to his legionnaires and no one else…

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I’m reminded now of a line from the movie Braveheart:
“The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country!”

Comment O’ The Day

This country created an army in Afghanistan that was dependent on resupply from helicopters that had enormous fuel and maintenance requirements. We never created the refueling infrastructure, and we used American contractors (who were withdrawn) to maintain the helicopters.

Any objective observer looking at the system we setup would conclude that it had one purpose: to enrich crony contractors who banked on our patriotism. 

This is not a Red vs Blue thing. This is a government thing. Our government has been captured by enemies who have no interest in a restrained governance for the people and by the people. Their sole purpose is to extract dollars from us all, “rich” folk if necessary, to pocket. If they have to pay 30% or 40% back to the government, it’s no big deal. They’ll get even more grift next year.

Comment O’ The Day:

I don’t view gun grabbers as an enemy because of politics, I don’t think they’re evil because of politics. I don’t care about the (D) or (R) after your preferred candidate’s name.

I view them as an enemy because the only possible reason someone would want to disarm me is if they intend to do me harm. If they intend to interact peacefully with me, my level of armament doesn’t matter to them.  I’m a peaceful person and have never given anyone a reason to doubt that. The only people with a vested interested in my disarmament are those that intend to get violent with me and don’t want me to be able to fight back.

Comment(s) O’ The Day

Cannot get over Psaki’s constant reference to Americans “who want to leave” in order to imply that maybe they should be presumed to want to stay.
Once they are abandoned she will tell us they wanted to stay.

Psaki lies constantly, and is too stupid to do it well despite the practice.
That’s what I don’t get. Most people in that position are effective communicators with an air of professionalism. Who’d she shag to get the job? Because it certainly wasn’t merit.