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Rope-a-Dope in Chief
A mighty struggle grinds on behind-the-scenes that may determine the fate of the "Joe Biden" regime and the Deep State horse it rode in on....

Between vanishing livelihoods, car-jackings gone wild, fears of stroking out or infarcting from their mRNA boosters, threats of nuclear annihilation over Ukraine, and remorseless waves of mindfuckery emanating from the evil machine fronted by "Joe Biden," is it any wonder that Americans struggle to understand what is happening to our country?

Last week, the "president" blurted out "we beat Big Pharma!" That was a shocker. He didn't elaborate. Did the White House staff and the Pfizer C-suite meet for a volleyball game at Rehoboth beach? Karine Jean-Pierre didn't say. Nor did anyone mention the government-purchased 171-million doses of the new bivalent Covid "vaccines" the FDA is rolling out. Do you wonder what the price-per-dose was? Go suck an egg... you're not allowed to know. The compliant search engines will not tell you. Not even the one that goes quack. That was some "beat," though, huh? Wait for the news about who actually steps up to take this new, virtually untested shot. Hint: people who live under a rock.

This week, the "commander-in-chief" declared that his Inflation Reduction Act quashed inflation. Roger that, sir! You are the King Canute of economics! They had a party on the White House lawn to celebrate. James Taylor came down to fluff the crowd with song, leaving his brain behind in the Berkshires. Then, "Joe Biden" flew into his now-customary 'roid rage, huffing and puffing and blowing smoke up America's ass. The stock markets were not fooled. The very hour "JB" was dialing up the gaslight, the DOW landed 1,200-plus points below its morning open. Thud....
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They are working this old dog hard as all their narratives shred, the economy heads south, and a karma train chugs down the tracks with a cargo of retribution aimed at the Party of Chaos and all its wicked, seditious, tyrannical flunkies. "Joe Biden" knows that he's in its headlight. Joshua Philip at The Epoch Times's CrossroadsET podcast had an elegant theory about the backstage doings concerning the fate of The Big Guy. (Check out shows for Sept 12 and 13.)

What "JB" fears, Mr. Philip says, is that his nemesis, Mr. Trump, following a decisive Red win in the 2022 midyears, will manage to get a few key states to de-certify their 2020 electoral college votes — based on proven ballot fraud — thus triggering a "contingency election" in the US House of Representatives, with one vote for each state, which Mr. Trump would likely win. Far out as it sounds, the machinery for all this is embedded deep in the constitution and federal statutory law.

The so-called Deep State — yes, that one... the administrative Moloch that ate Washington — fears for its existence in such a seemingly far-out case. As it should. Because Mr. Trump would replace the sniveling tool Merrick Garland with an Attorney General interested in restoring the rule of law, which will necessarily require the imposition of said law on a large cast of sinister characters in the federal bureaucracy, plus not a few elected officials, who have engaged in systematic seditious treachery lo these many years.

Among these are the upper ranks of the FBI, whose multi-year illegal antics have climaxed in the August raid on Mar-a-Lago, and the September blitz of late-night, SWAT-team subpoena servings and phone-grabbings on Mr. Trump's associates and lawyers. Seems the FBI might have been rope-a-doped on the Mar-a-Lago caper. What the FBI confiscated were reams of evidence of the agency's own misconduct dating back through the RussiaGate op. Then they attempted to hide the list of all that material by redacting the affidavit that accompanied the search warrant. Their aim: to designate all that evidence inadmissible in future proceedings against them due to it being tagged to an "ongoing investigation" that will never end. This has been FBI Chief Chris Wray's ploy every time he's been faced with serious questioning in Congress. I can't speak about ongoing investigations....

Late Thursday, however, Federal Judge Aileen Cannon blocked the FBI's use of the seized material in any criminal probe against Mr. Trump, and, at his request, appointed a "Special Master" to sort out the true ownership and privilege status of the docs. The Special Master is one retired federal judge Raymond J. Dearie. Mr. Dearie has until November 30 to complete his review of the material. By then, of course, the midterm election will be over; the FBI and its parent agency, the DOJ, will be making plans to do some 'splainin' to the new Congress come January. Game, set... Mr. Trump. Match to-be-determined.

Two more miscellaneous items du jour:

Is Special Counsel John Durham preparing to fold up his tent? Some observers think so. He disbanded his grand jury. The trial of Igor Danchenko awaits, a subsidiary character in the RussiaGate saga. If it is so that Mr. Durham's inquiry ends with this minnow, then it will be the most astounding cover-up of an official crime spree in US history. What is the net result of Mr. Durham's work to date? Conviction of FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith for falsifying documents in a FISA Court proceeding — with no punishment. Presiding over the Clinesmith trial was Judge James Boasberg, a FISA court judge himself, who was repeatedly snookered by the FBI in issuing FISA warrants against Trump associates. The mills of the federal judiciary grind mysteriously.

So, after Mr. Danchenko's case is disposed of, will that be all? Mr. Durham is obliged to supply a final report. But AG Merrick Garland is not obliged to make it public. One sees the sphincter of a cosmic black hole closing.

Last, is the comedy of Governor Ron DeSantis flying fifty illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, summer playground of America's Woke-ocracy. Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Duke County officials labeled it "a humanitarian situation." MV Homeless Coordinator Lisa Belcastro complained that the posh little island lacked "resources" to accommodate the new arrivals. Surely Barack Obama, or some other celebrity property-owner out there, could throw a benefit party to support the brave little band of travelers. Pass the arugula crostini! Massachusetts has eight "sanctuary cities," but the state as a whole hasn't claimed that honorific. State Senator Julian Cyr of Cape Cod remarked, "This is deeply disgusting...a cruel ruse that manipulates families that are seeking a better life." Uh-huh.... Odd, nobody said that about the countless federal flights of border-jumpers from Texas and elsewhere to blue states all over the land the past two years. Note: pertinent observation by Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin down on the US-Mexico border.
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About the Author:
James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency and the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.