Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain is putting the spin on the Biden administration's performance ahead of the November midterm elections in hopes of shoring up support for Democrats, who are in danger of losing control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on former President Donald Trump’s home has damaged the agency's standing with Republican and independent voters, according to a new poll, which found that a majority agree with the idea that it has become 'Biden's Gestapo.'

The search of Mar-a-Lago has emboldened Trump supporters and generated a wave of donations to the former president's political organizations.

The Biden administration confirmed on Tuesday that it will cancel $3.9 billion in student loan debt for more than 200,000 students who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute, according to a new Washington Post

In his State of the Union address, President Biden announced that Russia was "isolated from the world more than [it] ever has been." He said that "We are choking off Russia’s access to technology that will sap its economic strength and weaken its military for years to come."

But the facts on the ground are less certain than Biden’s words.

Oil

Western policymakers appear to have reached a consensus about the war in Ukraine: the conflict will settle into a prolonged stalemate, and eventually a weakened Russia will accept a peace agreement that favors the United States and its NATO allies, as well as Ukraine. Although officials recognize that both Washington and Moscow may escalate to gain an advantage or to prevent defeat, they assume that catastrophic escalation can be avoided. Few imagine that U.S. forces will become directly involved in the fighting or that Russia will dare use nuclear weapons.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States has sent over $8 billion worth of military aid to support Kyiv’s war effort. This massive arms transfer has included a wide range of weapons, from anti-armor missiles to helicopters and beyond.

With the constant flow of news about the war, it can be hard to keep track of all these weapons packages, so we at Responsible Statecraft decided to put together a timeline of every arms shipment that has been announced since the war began. And whenever a new transfer is announced, we’ll update this page to reflect it.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid met with US officials on Thursday and said if the Biden administration doesn’t “walk away” from the current Iran nuclear deal talks, it will show “weakness.”

“In the current situation, the time has come to walk away from the table. Anything else sends a message of weakness to Iran,” Lapid told US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), according to an Israeli official speaking to Axios.

A military confrontation between Russia, the United States and NATO is not part of Moscow's interests. Russia, as a nuclear power, will continue to act as responsibly as possible, Ivan Nechaev, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said, RIA Novosti reports.

Russian Foreign Ministry speaks about Russia-NATO military confrontation

America last.

Joe Biden is expected to announce an additional $800 million in military aid for Ukraine as early as Friday, according to Reuters.

It is one thing for the Biden Regime to run their own criminal enterprise, allowing in, even bringing in illegal aliens in violation of the law. It is one thing to say that Joe Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Merrick Garland must be prosecuted for their crimes. At a certain level, federal employees must follow the instructions and policy of the President.