If the Roman Catholic Church can have two popes,
can the U.S.A. have two presidents?
But first, some lapsing synapses: Dane County/Madison Public Health has decided to follow the science and allow public schools to reopen. Private schools already are. >Does anyone believe MTI (the teachers union) won’t put up a fuss? Raise your hands. You there, in the back?
The Capital Times can quit demonizing the Republican legislature for the 13-week backlogs for unemployment insurance. An actual headline it perpetrated a few months back: “Robin Vos is cheating unemployed Wisconsinites out of the benefits they deserve.”
Now, the REAL STORY: A thorough investigation by the Legislative Audit Bureau puts the blame squarely on the Tony Evers administration:
The Department of Workforce Development was responsible for 11 of the 13 weeks it took, on average, for the department to resolve initial unemployment claims filed in the early weeks of the pandemic, a new audit estimates.
The curiously uncurious news media
It has been said that those who believe in nothing will believe anything. Our corrupt news media is why so many Americans are willing to believe the worst. Gerald F. Seib writes in the Wall Street Journal:
Lin Wood, one of the attorneys fighting to overturn the election results for President Trump, took to Twitter to proclaim that the president should “order martial law to clean up” the election. He claimed that thousands of American citizens worked to rig the vote, along with Serbia, Canada, Venezuela, Cuba, the CIA, billionaire George Soros, the Clinton Foundation and many state and local officials from both parties.
That conspiracy would suggest, among other things, organizational skills previously unassociated with all those actors.
Blaska Policy Werkes blames the news media for betraying their trust by flogging an agenda (see Capital Times, above), ignoring stories not helpful to their cause and outright partisan cheerleading. James Comey is lionized at the NY Times. Perhaps that is why some of our fellow Trump supporters swallow whole Lin Wood’s nonsense.
Also at the Wall Street Journal, Gerard Baker laments “the moral corruption eating away at American institutions:”
The first was the sudden discovery by the media, a month after the votes were safely cast, of the news that Hunter Biden has a serious problem stemming from his penchant to sell himself to foreigners with potential business before his father.
The New York Post broke the most explosive element of this story before the election. But back then it was deemed a “distraction” by one of our leading news organizations [NPR] and a menace to democratic health by the technology companies that control the flow of much of our information.
Or take CNN, suggests Jonathan Turley. “This is the network that exhaustively ran every allegation against President Trump and his family, including a long line of false stories connected to the Russian collusion theory. Yet, [CNN media reporter Brian] Stelter is now declaring that the coverage of the Biden story is simply too much.
“The New York Times has yet to cover the Swalwell scandal. At all. Not a mention.”
Who’s been tracking Hunter Biden? None other than WI Senator Ron Johnson.
⇒ Headline: “Hunter Biden … requested D.C. office keys for father, Chinese business partner.”
We’ll never know what effect the [Hunter Biden] story might have had on the election if it had been given the airing it deserved. The electoral margin in three states — Georgia, Wisconsin and Arizona — that combined to give Joe Biden 37 electoral votes and the presidency, was a little under 43,000 votes, a vanishingly small sliver of the two men’s 155.5 million total nationwide votes.
Or if the coronavirus vaccine had begun shipping on November 1 instead of December 14!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Which reminds us, in that telephone call to the president of Ukraine, Trump was right about Hunter Biden all along.