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for March 26, 2021

JANICE IS OFF TODAY AS IT'S "HONEY DO"
 & JOE BIDEN'S FIRST PRESSER - IT WAS TROUBLING!

OMG! Janice took the day off. You know what that means? Honey Do, Honey Do, Honey Do!

It turns out that she knew I would only be surfing the reliable news sources today, looking for the truth as to what is going on in America. She knew that what I would find would only test my blood pressure and see how far I could go without stroking out. She knew I didn't need to be listening to the Glenn Beck program because only Friday's he has Bill O'Reilly on and the two of them brainstorm as to what is going on in Washington and what the Progressives are really up to end our individual liberties and take away our money, homes and guns.

Janice didn't think I needed to get stewed up so at 8 o'clock this morning, she put together her list of things to do. The list included for me to do some edging around the vegetable garden, the flower garden nearest the house and then, to blow out all the leaves which covered the flower garden next to the neighbors house then to mulch the leaves so she could have that mulch in between the boxes in her vegetable garden. Blowing, mulching, bagging and dispersion was intended to be an all day affair. But, the Southwest winds, which are pumping in warm, moist, Gulf air and putting the humidity levels through the roof, are too strong. They are clocked at 23 MPG with gusts top 35. The winds are pushing the leaves back into the flower garden. It can't even blow them sufficiently out into the year and get Janice to mulch them, because they immediately go back into the garden and up against the neighbors fence.

As I write these words, I am in a pause; awaiting for the winds to die down. After all, I am so anxious to get back out there and blow, mulch, bag and disperse.

It is an overcast day and the temperatures are supposed to reach a record high of 85. The Dew Point (my favorite standard of measurement to determine heat and heat stroke potential) is close to 70 degrees. Remember my Dew Point standard? I posted it Monday and you can find it here. 70 degrees means that it feels tropical and getting oppressive. This is where the sweat has no place to go because it can't evaporate. You feeling sticky. The only thing to be thankful for is that the sun is behind thick clouds.

Enough about the weather. As Janice hoes around in her flower beds and I await more Honey Do, I can truthfully say that I haven't looked at the news. I did put my ear buds in and listened to Glenn Beck on Sirius via my cell phone. Janice likes to interrupt me every few seconds and it's like she is deliberately trying to keep me from listening to the program. She's sinister, you know.

I am typing these words with Pixie the cat laying across my desk here and Reggie lying beside my feet snoring. What is it about my family, human and animalistic, that loves to make this task nearly impossible?

OK, so I do have something that does concern me, that I did hear on The Blaze TV last night. It was the news of Joe Biden's first press conference. It was well coordinated, and well timed, but it certainly didn't go off without at least three or four dozen hitches.

Joe Biden lost his train of thought, assuming he had one. He forgot some of the questions that were asked. He continually flipped through a notebook, strange to see among past commanders in chief, and read prepared answers. This was an ugly scene. The whole conference was ugly.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

After PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor asked a question about the Joe Biden-caused crisis on the border, he seemed to lose the moment. After speaking for about four minutes, he said: "And the other thing we're doing, I might add," before stalling. "Am I giving you too long of an answer?"

When was the last time you can remember a president asking a reporter that question?!

But it didn't stop there, unfortunately. After answering Alcindor's question on migrants, Biden needed to be reminded again about the filibuster query. THE FILIBUSTER QUESTION! He needed to be reminded. Democrats are plotting a way to abolish the Senate rule requiring 60 members to end debate and move to a vote.

Ahh, what's the question again?

"I have never been particularly poor at calculating how to get things done in the United States Senate," he said. "So the best way to get something done, if you, if you hold near and dear to you that you like to be able to, anyway," he said, trailing off.

After sighing for a bit, he appeared to be finishing his answer. "We're going to get a lot done, and if we have to, if there's complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence of the filibuster, then we'll have to go beyond what I'm talking about," if that wasn't clear enough.

Back to the border – and what a nice guy he is.

"Well, look, I guess I should be flattered if people are coming because I'm a nice guy – that's the reason why it's happening – that I'm a decent man, or however it's phrased, that that's why they are coming, because they know Biden's a good guy." He added: "But the truth of the matter is, nothing has changed. As many people came, 28 percent increase in children at the border in my administration. Thirty-one percent in the last year of 2019, before the pandemic in the Trump administration. This happens every single, solitary year."

Every year? On what planet does it happen every year?

"Does anybody suggest that there was a 31 percent increase under Trump because he was a nice guy? And he was doing good things at the border? That's not the reason they're coming. The reason they're coming is that it's the time they can travel with the least likelihood of dying on the way because the heat in the desert, number one. Number two, they're coming because of the circumstances in their country."

None of it made sense.

"I'd like to think it's because I'm a nice guy, but it's not. It's because of what's happens every year," he repeated.

Perhaps he forgot that during the campaign he called for a "surge" to the border. When Kristen Welker of NBC News asked when reporters will be allowed to visit the border, Biden gave his most candid response. He simply said "I don't know."

Welker tried again: "Will you commit to allowing journalists to have access to the facilities that are overcrowded moving forward?"

His crystal clear answer was, "I will commit – when my plan very shortly is underway – to let you have access to not just me, but other facilities as well. I commit to transparency as soon as I am in a position to be able to implement what we're doing right now."

Biden acknowledged he had no specific time frame for expanding press access. He added that "one of the reasons I haven't gone down … is I don't want to become the issue" amid the crisis. It was not an impressive performance.

Although he did respond to a question about whether he will seek a second term. He said he expects to but that the future is never certain. He's already 78 you know, the oldest president ever. God help us if he (or "they") runs again. "They" being the ones hiding behind his person whispering in his ear. Ole Joe merely said, "My plan is to run for reelection. That's my expectation."

Pressed to elaborate, Biden walked back his 2024 musings a bit. "I'm a great respecter of fate. I've never been able to plan four and a half, three and a half years ahead for certain," he said.

Biden lacked even one memorable remark in a tedious, hour-long non-event. No kidding. But I had to watch it off of YouTube since I didn't bother to turn on the TV to view it live. I had better things to do.

Folks, we are in trouble. Our country is hurting and we stand a good chance to loosing it. Biden's cognitive ability is serious diminished as was evidenced on full display yesterday.

Now there are two possible things the Progressive, far-Left loons who run his administration could do. The first is to let him remain in office while they do all the manipulations of the mechanism at the White House. They could and would all but sign THEIR Executive Orders and proposals for laws sent to the Congress. Susan Rice, his head of Domestic Policy or Ron Klain, his Chief of Staff will write them up, lay them on his desk and tell him these EO's or law proposals that are good for the nation and are what the people elected him to do. He will sign them - totally incoherent of their content.

Or, Kamala and the Cabinet will write a well thought out and sincere resignation and hand it to him to sign. They could tell him he is making a proposal for needed to raise revenue, or a workable solution to the crisis at the border. Or they could tell him he has before him a bill passed by Congress for his signature that would raise the income tax to 100% on all people making over $250,000 a year. Then, the next thing you know, Kamala and company will walk out to the White House press room and announce the resignation. Ole Joe won't know what hit him.

Either way, we are in deep, DEEP TROUBLE!!

Gotta go! Janice is calling! The winds are dying down. Darn it!

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I plan on just laying out the things that bother me and the things I love. Nothing in-between. I hope you find whatever I put here amusing.