Bonkers, Blather, Blunders, & Buffoons #9

Washington’s politically-clogged ‘facility’ keeps backing-up, so here already is yet another 4-B edition with residue largely from the overflow.

Although Ukraine rides the wave of today’s headlines, the disastrous, mismanaged, politically-demanded withdrawal from Afghanistan continues to float just below the wave.  Just as it likely will for years, and will appear, we trust, within future, honest history lessons, to come.  You’ll recall that the administration’s smoke screen admission, soon after the debacle, was that perhaps a couple hundred Americans had (negligently) been left there (vs. “we will leave none of our citizens behind”). Well, according to a just released report from the Senate Foreign Relations committee, rather than the administration’s estimate that “only 100-150 Americans remained in Afghanistan” following our abrupt departure, the Senate report now states that “as many as 9,000 (!) American citizens were left in Afghanistan, when the U.S. military withdrew from the country August 31 (2021).”

Nine-thousand Americans (+/-) left at the whims of a hostile nation, whose capital city was immediately taken over by the Taliban.  Indefensible!  The result of reportedly very little solid administration planning prior to our cut-and-run maneuver.  And no recent published information on government efforts to get our abandoned citizens out.  The only thing we hear about are U.S. veteran organizations privately arranging for departure flights. And to give you a depressing view of the environment now in Afghanistan, the United Nations has received “credible allegations” that the Taliban “has killed over 100 former Afghanistan government officials, security forces, and others that worked with coalition forces since the U.S. withdrawal.” After 20-years of coalition forces keeping most of Afghanistan free of Taliban (and Al-Qaeda) dominance, our complete and seemingly sudden military departure has left the nation once more at the mercy of oppressive, terrorist-accommodating, rulers.  Twenty-years of lives and tax-payer dollars thrown away, returning the Afghan nation to poverty, corruption, and the re-imposition of very limited women’s rights.  There’s simply no honest, truthful way to hide it. The Biden administration will forever be to blame. The utter shame of it is that leaving even a limited U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, along with our extensive airfield, would very likely have enabled that nation to continue to exist in relative peace and freedom.

Continuing with the current administration, when addressing the issue of the Second Amendment and his desire for more gun control to supposedly help stymy the increased level of gun violence nationwide, Mr. Biden claims that “no (Constitutional) amendment is absolute.” He continued: “When the amendment was passed, it didn’t say anybody can own a gun of any kind, and any kind of weapon.  You couldn’t buy a canon when this amendment was passed.” Well, yes you could, and can.  The amendments are absolute, unless such time as interpreted differently by the Supreme Court.  Today, can a non-felon, federally approved American citizen legally purchase any type of gun.  Yes.  Not a lot of canon sales these days, however.

And on the subject of America’s Constitution, once again, Mr. Biden fails to see it as absolute.  Speaking on the subject of Supreme Court nominees, a current controversial topic, the president said the following: “There’s always a renewed national debate every time any president nominates a justice, because the Constitution is always evolving slightly.”  Well, again, no, the Constitution, itself, is never evolving.  Court interpretations, perhaps, but the amendments remain as written. Progressive Leftists want it to be flexible.  You’ll recall the “living” Constitution argument. In fact, they would prefer that it didn’t exist at all, and that the country could simply be run by executive orders, edicts, and mandates, regardless.  No question, Progressives see the U.S. Constitution as a nuisance, to either be ignored or manhandled by attempted end-runs.

Regarding the upcoming Supreme Court nomination, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) seemed to verbally dive backwards off the high-board. “I’m looking for someone who’s going to be, not only highly qualified, but who really brings to the judiciary the kind of diversity that I’d like – someone who will consider what the impact, the effects on whatever decision-making, is on people in our country” – before returning to “law.”  In other words, a justice who will not make decisions just based on the law!  Wow, here we go surf boarding out into the flood waters of our Constitution, which they feel should be seen as “not absolute” and where the Rule of Law is merely a suggestion.  First consider the impact on today’s increasingly off-the-rails society, then, if you must, and only if you must, return to existing American law!  Still more scary Progressive, politically-skewed, “thinking.”

Switching now to the other increasingly-rampant Progressive mental playground: education. Colorado State University has developed some handy defensive solutions for students emotionally or philosophically “harmed” by the irritating problem of “free (i.e., conservative) speech.”  A campus sign, prominently posted outside a campus building, reportedly read: “If you (or someone you know) are affected by a free speech event on campus, here are some resources.” Then many were listed. These comforting pathways to calm went all the way from the Dean of Students Office, to the Student Disability Center, the Pride Resource Center, and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center. Makes you wonder if any substantive, real-world-preparation & leaning is actually going on.  Or have too many lib-infested campuses become very expensive quasi-adult daycare centers, granting too many degrees with unattractive-to-employers majors?  All the more reason, in fairness to America’s tax-payers, for the federal government not to begin forgiving student debt, accumulated it seems, apparently as the result of too many of today’s students making bad choices with either their academic major or university.

Oh, but the campus need for a (you remember) student “safe space” just came back to life at Georgetown Law School.  Administrators there are reportedly actually said to be considering assigning a room on campus specifically for student “crying.”  This issue apparently erupted due to comments made recently on campus by law scholar, Ilya Shapiro, whose “tweets criticized President Biden’s ‘affirmative action’ Supreme Court nomination process.”  Professor Shapiro was subsequently actually placed on administrative leave, pending a tweet investigation!  One distressed student asked: “Is there an office they (students) can go to?  I don’t know what it would look like, but if they want to cry, if they need to break down, where can they go? Because we’re at a point where students are coming out of class to go to the bathroom to cry.”  Realize now, these are not distressed preschoolers (despite their apparent actions).  These are future lawyers studying at a prestigious law school in the nation’s capital.  If they get out-argued  by an aggressive prosecutor in a court of law, will they simply “break-down”? This whole scenario, dealing with the opposing intellectual thoughts of a law scholar, resulting in the need to go to the bathroom to “cry,” would be in the land of the preposterous, if it weren’t reported as true by a respected conservative on-line news service (  For those of you now long ago and far away from your college years, congratulations.  You survived.

And finally, to keep Progressive voters from crying in the nation’s bathrooms, thankfully, they can always resort to attempts at good old fashioned vote fraud, because as you know, if Democrats don’t win an election, it wasn’t legitimate and it doesn’t count. Writer Andrea Widburg composed an interesting article on suspected vote fraud, specifically centered on Wisconsin in the November 2020 national election: “If you’ve been wondering about the extent of voter fraud in America, we may be seeing a staggering amount of either fraud or grotesque negligence in Wisconsin voter rolls. A review (there) showed that 569,277 voters registered on January 1, 1918.  Of that number, 20% of these people (113,855), all of whom must be at least 124-years old (!), voted last November!!  Biden ‘won’ in Wisconsin by 20,682 votes.  Absolutely disgusting, and shame on Wisconsin for not clearing out its voter rolls long before now.  There are bound to be similar problems in the remaining 49 states.  Hopefully those with Republican governors, legislatures, or commissions are working to clean up their rolls prior to the 2022 election!  Americans need to be reassured that their voting results, whether town, city, state, or nation, are fair and legitimate. The genuine, loyal American way.


(Thousands, not hundreds, of Americans left in Afghanistan quote/stats via, Monica Showalter, 2-5-22; Former Afghan officials killed quote/stats via, Kay Smythe, 1-31-22; Second amendment not absolute quote via, Andrew Mark Miller, 2-3-22; Constitution evolving quote via, Staff, 2-1-22; Hirono quote via, Hank Berrien, 1-27-22; Colorado State “resources” quote via, Jon Brown, 1-29-22; Georgetown Law “cry” room via, Alana Mastrangelo, 2-1-22; Wisconsin’s seriously defective voter rolls via, Andrea Widburg, 1-23-22).