The enemy of the people

They are that, the skunks of the Fake News media, Democrats all. And sometimes they show their hands for all to see.

Millions on payroll, zero on research

“The Biden Cancer Initiative was founded in 2017 by the former vice president and his wife Jill Biden to “develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes,” according to its IRS mission statement. But it gave out no grants in its first two years, and spent millions on the salaries of former Washington DC aides it hired.”

More sleight-of-hand crooking from Creepy Joe, the wonder veep. Despite what the Fake News says, he ain’t president-elect yet.

Via NYPost

Austin to Oklahoma City

Another fun Amtrak trek, made on Oct 25, returning on the 28th. We’d intended to rent a car/truck and drive to Higgins in far north Texas, to see the grave of an old Army friend. We ran into an ice storm instead which kept us in the hotel in OKC. But we had fun anyway.

The most fun were the train rides, the third and fourth after our jaunts to Colorado and back in 2019. We had a bedroom enroute to Fort Worth, as usual, but with room service of a meal this time, and thence a coach seat to OKCity. And the reverse on the 28th, but this time had a small roomette from Fort Worth to Austin. Which also got us room service from a friendly staff person.

The only bad part is the four-hour layover in Fort Worth. Those wooden benches in the old station are very uncomfortable for so long. But we enjoyed the ride of even the coach seats. Rocking along from side to side.

As for the train cars, they were clean, so far as we could tell, if a bit shabby. All that deferred maintenance imposed by the crooks of Congress who only maintain Amtrak’s northeast corridor, which they use, of course. Flyover country gets the schnitz. Schmucks.

Outlander, book 6

In which the chief heroine and time-traveler is gang-raped in 1774. Very shocking and saddening. Yet, perhaps, because she’s an m.d. and in her early forties, she takes it rather philosophically. Recalling that only one was not rough. “I was just a hole,” she said. That’s in A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon.

“You’re not afraid of men,” one 18th century rapist observes of her 20th century demeanor. “You should act like you’re afraid.”

Happy Veterans Day

Members of the old Sixth Platoon of OC 504-68. Infantry Officers Candidate School, at Fort Benning, Georgia. This was before about half dropped out, but veterans all.

The evidence

You know, the stuff the usual culprits among the Mediacrats can’t find to contradict their labeling of Sleazy Joe president-elect. Used to be able to do that. Not anymore.

“McEnany Announces 234 Pages of Affidavits Alleging Election Irregularities in Michigan.”

And that’s just Michigan.

Via The Epoch Times

Austin’s murder spike

Homicide in Austin has been rising since the summer of 2019 when the leftist Dimocrat (however much they deny it) City Council authorized homeless camping anywhere inside the city. Suddenly, beggars galore.

Since then we’re hearing local tv news report three to four killings a week, Depends on where you live, of course. It seems worst in North and East Austin, the traditional (since the 1970s) territory for shootings and stabbings. And arson. So far the mini-rancho in the expensive Northwest has seen little trouble of any kind, save a spate of mailbox tamperings last fall. No tent cities, either.

It could be much worse:  “[Analysis found] a 75 percent increase in the homicide rate since 2015. For 2019 to 2020, FOX 7 Austin used population projection data from the City of Austin and found a 32 percent increase in rate. It is important to note there are still two months left in the year.”

Via PJMedia