Why Ukraine?

We shouldn’t be concerned … or should we?

I’ve heard it said many times. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a European problem. Let them deal with it.

Over the past month reports about the Russian atrocities in Ukraine moved from the headline story down to fourth or fifth place behind the economy, the border, and whatever the Biden administration is currently screwing up. I’ve heard more than a few news commentators and their guests speak about our problems at home. They raise the point that we should fix things here first. Ukraine is halfway around the world. Why are we even involved?

Yes, I agree we have our share of problems. We have a huge border crisis, massive inflation, and a supply chain issue that simply never impacted Americans the way this one has. Imagine empty grocery store shelves like the ones in Russia. Oh, wait! We don’t have to imagine that do we? The list goes on and on, and on some more.  

The ineptitude of the Biden administration doesn’t change the truth (not to be confused with fact). An imperial Russia illegally attacked a smaller sovereign country because it could. Why did it think an invasion of Ukraine was a good idea? Because America is weak. That’s the truth.

A weak America means a world in conflict. All you need to do is look at the last 100 years of world history. You may not like the fact, but that doesn’t change the reality, the truth. America’s role is a stabilizing force in world politics. Turning a blind eye shows weakness.

Then there’s the Budapest Memorandum (see Lesson to the World: | davyd’s blog (wordpress.com) ) which by the way, is being ignored by everyone on both sides of the Atlantic. Did you know that not only do we have a legal responsibility to defend Ukraine, but so does Russia? Talk about a war crime, Russia is legally bound to defend Ukraine from itself.

Mariupol

Today Russians take Mariupol, tomorrow Times Square.

Look. The reality is this. If Putin is allowed to continue unabated, he will not stop. Yeah, just like Hitler. If we don’t stop him now, we will have to stop Putin later. Only then, he’ll be much stronger.

And if Putin succeeds with his invasion of Ukraine, why wouldn’t China think they’ll succeed with Taiwan? They’ve already made it clear that Taiwan is a target. If they are allowed to invade without consequence, then they too, will not stop. Eventually, America will have to fight a two-front war; one on her Atlantic shore, and one on her Pacific.

P.S. – It’s not just a matter of our future survival; it’s a matter of human decency.

P.S. – FYI, Bill Clinton made the commitment to the Ukrainian people. Bill Clinton, husband of Hillary Clinton. Did Bill lie? Did Hillary lie? If we don’t stand by our word, does that make us liars? Hmmm …

Passover and Easter, 2022

Holy week Business and Politics

Spring has sprung here in Florida. That isn’t much of a statement because in the free state of Florida it’s spring time pretty much all year around. But it does have significance for Jews and Christians alike, for Jews it’s Passover, for Christians it’s Easter.

So, it didn’t surprise me to see a Bishop and a Rabbi being interviewed on a Saturday morning business show. I was curious about the insight these two had to offer and did what any DVR TV watcher does; I pressed record and changed the channel to a program focusing on business only.

Boy, am I glad I hit record, because when I went back to watch the segment, it explained the craziness we see in today’s political and business decisions.

The topic of discussion focused on the effect lack of religion has on human behavior relating to business and political activity. It was a fascinating discussion giving rise to a real and factual explanation for the behavior we see in today’s society. Business decisions that make no sense to a corporation’s bottom lines, social activity such as the BLM movement perpetrating the same crimes they say they are against. Politicians fomenting the defund police agenda with biased lies based on innuendo and conjecture, then demanding increased taxes to fight rising crime rates.

This just scratches the surface of idiotic and inexplicable behavior we see our politicians and civic leaders engaging in today. Just look at the entirety of the Biden Administration’s no-holds-barred ineptitude; from the Afghanistan surrender, to the border crisis, to the economy. I’m sure you could expand this list tenfold if not more.

What’s this have to do with a G-dless society? The Bishop pointed out that man does not live in a G-dless society. If there is a large group of human beings living in a social structure lacking G-d, mankind will find a substitute to fill the void. The Rabbi agreed and expanded on the idea that the opposite of belief in G-d, is Idolatry (idolizing a thing such as a statue and believing it to be G-d).

It caused me to wonder. What if you combined the two? Could you idolize a social concept, a political system? The answer is yes. In today’s modern societies, we see prime examples of political fanaticism in China, Russia, and other non-democratic nations. It’s a replacement for religion.

Organized religion isn’t without its stains of fanaticism and the Rabbi mentioned that. Just look at how radical Islam conducts itself regarding infidels.  It may even be an extension of how human faith evolves. But if we realize that, then we can see that modern Judeo-Christian religious belief has matured and evolved past the fanatic stage, offering a peaceful and loving resource to fill the human need to belong. Government is a poor substitute for G-d because government is manmade, subject to the will of men, and not divinely inspired.

Need proof? Just look at what the two leading communist world powers are doing right now.

Biden’s Election, Putin’s War

Biden forgot his own rules.

The events in Ukraine remind me of the 2020 election in many ways. There are rules for the proper implementation of a fair election. There are rules for the proper implementation of war.

By now, it should be clear to you that the only reason Biden is your president is because the democrats broke election laws and cheated the American people out of a fair and honest election. Why? They did it because that was the only way they could win.

Putin is conducting war in Ukraine; he is bombing schools, hospitals, civilians in flight, civilian infrastructure, nuclear power plants, and now, journalists. He has already used vacuum bombs. Individually and collectively, these are war crimes. He is breaking all the rules because Ukraine is fighting back regardless of American assistance, and Russia hasn’t won, not yet. He has threatened escalation in the past, acted upon it, and will do it again without hesitation. Putin doesn’t take Biden seriously as a leader, which only encourages him to make more threats. These are not opinions; these are facts.

Really?

Biden is an incompetent leader. That is also a fact. He was supposed to be a unifier; look what we got. He was supposed to be experienced in diplomacy; look what we got. He was supposed to be tough (remember Corn-Pop and taking Trump behind the shed for a beating); look what we got.

Trump is the enemy! Putin and Xi are insignias just like the Uraniums

Putin can’t lose because if he does, he’ll be prosecuted for war crimes. If we send jets to Ukraine and establish a no-fly zone, then Putin threatens Biden with chemical, biological, and nuclear escalation leading to WWIII. As far as Putin is concerned, it’s just another war crime. What does he have to lose? And what does the Pansy in the Whitehouse do? He backs down. Why? Because Putin is conducting WWIII right now, regardless of Joe Biden’s attempts at appeasement.  

And winning is the only option— just like the democrats in 2020.

Lesson to the World:

Don’t give up your Nukes.

The fall of Russia in 1991 led to several smaller independent nation-states with stockpiles of Russian-made nuclear weapons. The UN, led by the United States, wanted to reduce nuclear proliferation and negotiated treaties with these nations.

In 1994, Ukraine was assured by Russia, The United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, that its borders and sovereignty would be respected if Ukraine surrendered its nukes. The document securing this commitment is called The Budapest Memorandum.

The Budapest Memorandum: volume-3007-I-52241.pdf (un.org)

Putin has broken the word of Russia. Russia is a despot nation run by oligarchs and sociopaths. It could easily be argued that in Russia, there is no distinction between the two. For Vladimir Putin to do what he has done, first in Crimea, and now the whole of Ukraine, should surprise no one. I’m sure it doesn’t surprise President Trump.

I once heard an account of a phone call between Putin and Trump. I’m paraphrasing (I think), but Trump said point-blank: You move on Ukraine, I will hit Moscow. Trump hung up the phone.

Trump also made a phone call to the leader of the Russian-backed Taliban, or was it Al-Qaeda? Anyway, Trump said to the Mullah (and again I paraphrase), If you don’t dot every ‘i’ and cross every ‘t’ regarding the rules I’ve set forth, I will hit you harder than you have ever been hit before. He then emailed a real-time picture of the location where the terrorist was hiding and hung up the phone.

Putin did nothing against Ukraine, and for over 18 months not a single soldier was killed in Afghanistan.

Can you imagine Biden making those calls? Of course not! That’s why we had the Afghanistan surrender and it’s why we’re closer than ever to World War III in Europe.

Putin knows America is weak. America and therefore, the UN, has no spine and won’t abide by its word.

Oh. And don’t try to Barbra Streisand me with sanctions? Sanctions are like seizing Russian luxury yachts, they are both meaningless acts. We buy over half a million barrels of oil (currently $110.00/Barrel) from Putin every day including today. That’s over $55,000,000 per day. He’s getting his money somehow. Sanctions and yachts are as big a joke as Joe Biden is.

It’s a bad joke and Ukrainians are dying because of it.

Lesson to the world: don’t ever give up your nukes, especially if the UN and the USA say they have your back. A joint venture UN no-fly zone should have been established the instant Putin crossed Ukraine’s border —– during the Crimea invasion, 2014. A no-fly zone is six years too late.

Barack Hussein Obama 

aka Barry Obama

Does this guy strike you as someone you can trust?

The UN had a responsibility to take action in 2014 (read the letter confirming the Memorandum).

The UN letter confirming the memorandum: s_1994_1399.pdf (securitycouncilreport.org)

In closing. We as a nation should be embarrassed.

Peace on Earth,

requires a strong United States.

The world is closer than ever to an all-encompassing war.

And where in the world is Joe Biden? Not in the Whitehouse.

As of the writing of this post, Joe (let’s go Brandon) Biden is sleeping like a baby in Delaware and dreaming of his morning oatmeal and …

Yummy!

Just a quick point.

If President Trump was where he should be right now, the people of Ukraine would be enjoying a peaceful Saturday morning, and so would the rest of the world. Instead, through Biden’s ineptitude, we are heading full-throttle towards another world war.

Imagine if President Donald J. Trump decided to spend the weekend in the Free State of Florida instead of the oval office during times like these. The headlines would be relentless and scathingly critical.

… and Joe Biden

In the United States, the press plays an important part in the people’s ability to supervise its government, not the other way around. The hypocrisy of our lamestream press is beyond words. Their collective culpability should be criminal and prosecutable under dereliction of duty to this country, and at this point, the world.

It’s been said countless times before, but rarely heard. Peace on earth requires a strong USA.

After the events of the past two weeks, is there really any doubt?

War Against the Innocent, Ukraine

Provoked by Insipid Weakness

This Morning, 9:00 a.m. 02-26-22, Ukraine Stands

As I explained in my last post, I was in a foul mood all week. In fact, I wasn’t even going to post today.

But this morning, everything changed. I turned on the news and Ukraine is still standing. Its people are defending themselves, fighting for their freedom with everything they have. Meanwhile, I was feeling sorry for myself because I had a bad week. How self-absorbed is that?  

Halfway around the world people just like me, are fighting an existential war. There is killing and dying on both sides and … It hit me hard. I really don’t do much, not much at all. I drive a bus. How insignificant is that?

What I do has no effect and does nothing to help the people who are hiding in bomb shelters to survive a needless war. A war waged against the innocent and provoked by insipid weakness. Putin is guilty of waging war on a country that did nothing wrong. But Biden is guilty of provoking the war by being insipidly weak. He imposes sanctions that do too little—too late, and then buys Russian oil. Yes, the United States is still buying Russian oil because of Biden’s domestic energy policy. If you finance an insane tyrant, don’t you share in his blame? Think about it.

So simply put. Guilt has me at the keyboard. Even if I only reach half a dozen, it’s something … at the very least.

Please watch the entire video below and listen to Olena Gnes. Yesterday, her children were in school. Today, she is hiding them in a bomb shelter.

Yo Joe. This is the result of your insipid weakness.

Ukrainian mom pleads for help from bomb shelter: Putin won’t stop, until he’s stopped | Fox News Video

PS – While Olena hunkers down in a bomb shelter and cares for her children, her husband fights for their freedom in the streets of Kyiv. They have the real potential to lose everything.

I don’t know what you did yesterday but I … I drove a bus.

PPS – She apologies for not being articulate enough (in English) to convey her feelings. What do you think?

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Update to NYPD Officer Shot ……

Unfortunately, it is not good news

Audio Blog Posts | l-davyd-pollack (ldavydpollack.com)

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Officer Wilbert Mora succumbed to his injuries. We are saddened by the loss and our prayers go out to his family and friends.

Officer Mora

This is the second time I’ve had to write about the NYPD incident and as far as I know, there are no reports as to why and how it occurred. My main question is this. Was it a setup and how complicit is McNeil’s mother? I don’t know the answer, I’m just asking.

All the media will say is that there are investigations.

I know what you’re thinking. The mother was just an innocent victim. Her involvement is based on conjecture. But imagine if one, or both, of the dead police officers were Caucasian. How would the mainstream media portray the horror that happened? The police officers would be vilified and McNeil’s mother would be saintly in her loss. We wouldn’t need to ask if there were going to be riots. We would only need to ask how many and where. The conspiracy theorists would sling all sorts of false accusations simply to gin up more angst and violence to fuel the rioting.

Why?

It just doesn’t make sense. Unless your goal is to create so much chaos, that people cry out for help. And here comes the National Police Force, to save the day and take your freedom away.

If we don’t recognize what’s happening and take action, it will be too late.

PS – read more at NYPD officer dies of his injuries following Harlem shooting that killed partner | Fox News

Bidenflation

What is it and where did it come from?

Uncle Joe

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I just saw a video on Twitter. A very pretty twenty-something is finally realizing what taxation is all about.

First, she talks about how she goes to work and earns five hundred dollars and how every dollar she earns is taxed. Then, she realizes that everything she buys with the dollars she has leftover— is taxed. This would include the things she needs to buy in order to go to work.

As she contemplates further, she realizes that the people she buys things from also pay taxes. In fact, they’re paying taxes on money she already paid taxes on. And the cycle continues indefinitely until finally, she has a eureka moment.

Let her tell you in her own words:

To sum it all up, what she’s realizing, but can’t quite find the words to express (this is my area of expertise) is that a dollar equaling one-hundred pennies, doesn’t disappear, but its value does. We call this inflation. For those people of this young lady’s generation, it is Bidenflation.

PS – I tried to leave a reply, but it seems to have been absorbed into the Twitter void of conservative thought. I can see it on my page but nowhere else. It went something like this:

Eureka!!!! Who says young people don’t understand taxation? You can’t even call it double or triple taxation. It’s infinite taxation.

It’s Bidenflation …..

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Vax Mandate, and the Media Spin

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Predetermined socialist agenda or simply a moron

There are a thousand words right here.

First and foremost, can we make some bus driver (logical) assumptions here? Sotomayor is a Supreme Court Justice, and as such, should be able to assimilate information on an equal par with your average, run-of-the-mill, American. As a justice, she has top-level staff whose only job is to make sure that she has correct information. She has top-level staff whose only job is to make sure that when she speaks, she sounds intelligent and unbiased because her words represent the court; regardless of which side she leans in favor of.

In all honesty, this list is the edited version. I really could go on and on about the things we should be able to expect from Sotomayor, but never seem to get.

The Biden vaccine mandate failed before the court thanks to the conservative side but the liberal side, prior to their dissent, showed just how uninformed they really are. This includes Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and the ring leader in stupidity, Sonia Sotomayor. Supreme Court’s liberal justices slammed over vax mandate statements (nypost.com).

Sotomayor led the way by putting that large, socialist foot she shoes every day, squarely in both cheeks of her mouth. Mind you, this is a Supreme Court justice whose actions influence all of us, and she is not elected, and she serves for life. Wow! Just listen to what dumb sounds like in her own words:

Please scroll down to the Greg Price twitter retweet:

Sonia Sotomayor roasted after spreading false information about child COVID hospitalizations | Fox News

Under no circumstances do I believe anything CNN produces is anything but progressive propaganda. However, I’m including this CNN fact check video to illustrate two things that are blatantly obvious. Watch first:

Fact-checking Sotomayor’s Covid claim – CNN Video

1 – Believe it or not, CNN is actually calling her out on the lie. But as always, they have an agenda and it is not to report the truth. This leads to my second point.

2 – They redeem themselves to the left when they spread progressive pox by instructing her exactly how she could have structured her false statements into mischaracterized facts. Listen to the nonsense again, and consider the filter CNN uses to propagandize.

She also seems to be ignorant as to the constitutional delineation between state’s rights vs. federal rights. I briefly heard it on a Newsmax clip, but I can’t find the audio anywhere. Do you think big tech has something to do with that?

A Bus Driver Asks

Don’t you see the naked emperor?

I’ve used this analogy before and will probably find it necessary to use it again (Joe Biden).

Sunday, January 2, 2022, was a beautiful day in Florida, especially if you wanted to go on a bike ride. Yes, the rumors are true, tee-shirts and shorts in winter, unless you come from any liberal-progressive state. Then as always, this conservative is lying, especially about the weather.

Attention all Progressives and Liberal democrats: Do not come to Florida and spread your progressive pox.

As I was about to say, I had just returned from a very enjoyable bike ride. Lest you think it was part of a New Year’s resolution towards better fitness through exercise, look below. This is my bike. It has nothing to do with pedaling around for fitness in a futile attempt to lose weight. But it does have a whole lot to do with fun, burning fossil fuels, and going fast, very fast.

Now that’s what I call a bike, but I digress.

So, let’s get back to my original question. Do you see the naked emperor?

Well, when I got back to the house and settled down after a joyous ride, I checked my phone. I’m notoriously bad about doing that and of course, there was a Happy New Year text message that I missed. It was from one of my very progressive relatives. I have more than just a few and they all seem blind to the facts. I’m going to repeat the text message thread so that you know what I mean when I say blind.

But before I do, you need to know that I’m fully aware of how inappropriate interjecting political speak is when texting a Happy New Year wish. My reasons for doing so are the subject of another post that may never be published. But …..

Here it is (the names have been changed to protect the writer of this post):

     Joan: Happy New Year! (fireworks emoji). Have a wonderful year. Love (heart emoji)

     Joan and Rodney.

Me: Happy New Year to you guys too (New Year’s Eve party GIF). Have a healthy and

wonderful year in spite of Joe Biden. And don’t forget, Let’s go Brandon.

Joan: Who is Brandon?

     I’m totally taken aback by this and don’t know how to respond. Time ticks away.

Could it be true? Joan has no idea what Let’s go Brandon means, (LGB).

The emperor (Joe Biden) thinks he’s fully clothed and so does Joan. Or …..

Is Joan doing what progressives do when their ideology fails so miserably that it’s too difficult to admit? Liberals blame others for their failures and when they run out of people to blame, they ignore the fiasco they created and pretend nothing is wrong. It’s either that or she’s simply ignorant, as ignorant as her Dear Leader. Joan answers this question herself as I play along.

Joan: I repeat. Who is Brandon?

Me: I don’t know exactly. It’s just a national greeting. Happy New Year ….. Let’s go

Brandon.

Joan: Never heard of it. Thanks. Happy New Year.

That was the last word. Joan always gets the last word.

P.S. – Notice that I never use the F-bomb? Compare that to the progressive/liberals and even your garden variety Democrats, all of whom were very fond of saying F@#$ Trump during his presidency. They even had bumper stickers. How is Let’s go Brandon unacceptable but F@#$ Donald Trump is perfectly fine? The shoe is firmly on the other foot here, and Democrats want to ignore the poor fit.