Editor Daily Rundown: Biden Steps On Another Rake Before Election Day

BIDEN STEPS ON ANOTHER RAKE BEFORE ELECTION DAY… BIDEN PROMISES ‘NO MORE DRILLING!” … MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER: Biden Shouts “No More Drilling. There is no more drilling!” at New York Rally (VIDEO)

For months, President Joe Biden and members of his cabinet have claimed that they are no obstacle to expanded oil and gas production in the United States. On June 21 Biden said, “This idea that they don’t have oil to drill and to bring up is simply not true. This piece of the Republicans talking about Biden shutting down fields is wrong.” On June 22, Biden said, I know my Republican friends claim, we’re not producing enough oil and I’m limiting oil production. Quite frankly, that’s nonsense.”

And on November 2, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tweeted, “Disinfo about @POTUS’ energy agenda is being used to scare/mislead Americans while industry cashes in. The facts are clear: This Admin outpaced the previous Admin on crude oil production + oil/gas well approvals while also making historic investments in a clean energy transition.”

But a little over two hours ago, at a rally for New York Governor Kathy Hochul, President Biden shouted, “No more drilling. There is no more drilling! I haven’t formed any new drilling.”

Biden made his remarks in response to a member of the audience who can be heard saying, “Five more years of offshore drilling! Not in the Atlantic or the Pacific. But in the Antarctic [sic] and off the Gulf of Mexico,” to which Biden says, “That was before I was president. We’re trying to work on that, get that done.”

 

AND ON FRIDAY… ‘COAL… WE’RE GOING TO BE SHUTTING THESE PLANTS DOWN ALL ACROSS AMERICA’ … KARINGE BEGS PUBLIC TO IGNORE BIDEN’S WORDS… Manchin Demands Biden Apology For ‘Disgusting’ Promise To Shut Down Coal Plants ‘Across America’ (VIDEO)

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin demanded President Joe Biden apologize for promising Friday while on the campaign trail to shut down coal plants “all across America.”

His rebuke comes just one day after President Biden announced to a crowd in California that coal plants were too expensive to operate and would be replaced by wind and solar power.

“So it’s going to become a wind generation. And all they’re doing is it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on, we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power, also providing tax credits to help families buy energy efficient appliances,” Biden stated according to Fox News. […]

The White House issued a statement in response to Biden’s remarks, claiming they had been “twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended.” Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed the president regretted any misunderstanding and recognized the role of the men and women of the coal industry in building the nation.

 

MORE FROM THE BIDEN TRANSCRIPT…

“I was in Massachusetts about a month ago on the site of the largest old coal plant in America,” Biden said at an event in Carlsbad, California, on Friday. “Guess what? It cost them too much money. They can’t count. No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it. Even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant.

“So it’s going to become a wind generation. And all they’re doing is it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on, we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power, also providing tax credits to help families buy energy efficient appliances, whether it’s your refrigerator or your coffee maker, for solar panels on your home, weatherize your home, things that save an average, experts say, a minimum of $500 a year for the average family.”

 

MANCHIN’S STATE DRAWS 90 PERCENT OF ITS POWER FROM COAL… WSJ EDITORIAL BOARD: Biden Embarrasses Joe Manchin

The boast drew an indignant response from Mr. Manchin, whose state is a top coal producer and generates some 90% of its electricity from coal. “President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs,” Mr. Manchin said. […]

About one-third of the country’s coal plants have retired since 2008. The super green subsidies in the Inflation Reduction Act will accelerate coal plant retirements. Biden officials have also teased new regulations that are intended to raise coal plant costs and force more shutdowns, which will kill thousands of jobs and make power less reliable.

Mr. Manchin bought a bill of climate goods but preferred not to admit it. Now he will have to watch the Administration put West Virginians out of work, and he will have voted for it.

 

BIDEN LASHES OUT AT PROTESTERS… ‘What Idiots’: Biden Insults IL Protesters On Campaign Stop While Accusing Opponents Of Social Security Cuts (VIDEO)

President Joe Biden labeled protestors gathered outside an Illinois venue Saturday by while on a campaign stop.

Speaking at a Joliet elementary school, Biden accused Republicans of putting Social Security and Medicare on the “chopping block” while touting the Democrats’ commitment to safeguard those programs for future generations, according to the National Review.

“Social security and Medicare are more than government programs, they’re a promise,” Biden declared, per the National Review. “They’re a promise. Work hard and contribute and when the time comes, things will be easier for you. It’s a rock-solid guarantee, an iron-clad commitment. Generations of Americans have counted on it and it works.”

“I love those signs when I came in — socialism. Give me a break, what idiots,” Biden stated to laughter and applause.

 

GOP STRATEGISTS: DEMS’ OBSESSION WITH ABORTION AND TRUMP HAS ONLY FED THE RED WAVE… NEW YORKER: Why Republican Insiders Think the G.O.P. Is Poised for a Blowout

Speaking about the defection of Hispanics to the G.O.P. in Nevada, the Republican strategist told me, “The reason that Democrats have fucked this up is that they won’t stop talking about abortion. And the reason that they screwed it up with Blacks is they won’t stop talking about abortion. . . . It’s like they’re a two-issue party. It’s this and Trump. They can’t stop. I don’t think they have anything else.” […]

“The Republican base is asking for very, very little,” he told me this week. “For all the stories we have about, like, the election deniers, from March of last year until now, their demands have basically been, like, ‘Please do something about the economy, please do something about immigration, please don’t let dudes participate in girls sports, and please do something about crime.’ ” When it came to independents, he went on, “It’s, like, ‘Please do something about inflation, please do something about crime, we’re pretty much with you on the girls-sports thing, just don’t be a dick about it.’ ”

 

LEFTIES PREP TO BLAME ELON MUSK FOR ELECTION LOSSES… HEADLINES, COMMENTARY SUGGEST ‘MISINFORMATION’ CAN NOW RUN RAMPANT AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY… @REDSTEEZE: Narrative is set. (SCREENGRABS)

The goal of these people blaming ‘misinformation’ for their coming election losses is laid out in Lee Fang’s Intercept report, so CISA and corporate journalists can continue their reasoning to censor people online.

 

DEMS WIELD POWER OF GOVERNMENT TO TARGET MUSK’S TWITTER… ALLYSIA FINLEY: Democrats Develop Elon Musk Derangement Syndrome

Mr. Musk’s takeover is no more likely to destroy Twitter than Republican control of Congress will destroy democracy. Democrats are panicking because both will impose much-needed checks on progressive rule. […]

Democrats are raising a new bogeyman. Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy on Oct. 31 called for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or Cfius, to investigate the “national security implications of Saudi Arabia’s purchase of Twitter.” […]

The Saudi government didn’t “purchase” Twitter. A Saudi prince’s conglomerate, Kingdom Holding Co., held a roughly $1.89 billion stake in Twitter as a public company that it is rolling over in Mr. Musk’s deal to take it private. […]

The day after Mr. Murphy’s letter, the Washington Post reported that White House officials were considering a national-security investigation into Mr. Musk’s Twitter takeover owing to concern about its foreign investors—namely, the Kingdom Holding Co. and Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange founded by a Chinese-Canadian business executive.

 

FACEBOOK TO ANNOUNCE ‘LARGE-SCALE LAYOFFS’… THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION… WSJ: Facebook Parent Meta Is Preparing to Notify Employees of Large-Scale Layoffs This Week

Meta Platforms Inc. is planning to begin large-scale layoffs this week, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could be the largest round in a recent spate of tech job cuts after the industry’s rapid growth during the pandemic.

The layoffs are expected to affect many thousands of employees and an announcement is planned to come as soon as Wednesday, according to the people. Meta reported more than 87,000 employees at the end of September. Company officials already told employees to cancel nonessential travel beginning this week, the people said.

The planned layoffs would be the first broad head-count reductions to occur in the company’s 18-year history. While smaller on a percentage basis than the cuts at Twitter Inc. this past week, which hit about half of that company’s staff, the number of Meta employees expected to lose their jobs could be the largest to date at a major technology corporation in a year that has seen a tech-industry retrenchment.

 

STACY ABRAMS SAYS ‘BLACK MEN’ ARE BEING DUPED INTO SUPPORTING KEMP… ZAID JILANI: Stacey Abrams explaining her poll numbers: “Unfortunately, this year, black men have been a very targeted population for misinformation. Not misinformation about what they want but about why they want what they deserve.” (VIDEO, THREAD)

 

ARIZONA… SCARE FOR LAKE CAMPAIGN… ‘Suspicious White Powder’ Sent To Kari Lake’s Campaign HQ, Prompting Police Response

Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s campaign headquarters received white powder inside an envelope, according to Phoenix police and her campaign, with law enforcement responding Sunday.

First responders were called to a Phoenix office building where Lake’s campaign headquarters was located early Sunday morning due to “suspicious items,” Phoenix police told multiple outlets. Fire authorities said the items were envelopes, and a Lake campaign spokesperson claimed a staffer found “suspicious white powder” inside one when they opened it.

The spokesperson said the staff member who opened the envelope “is currently under medical supervision,” Fox 10 reported.

 

AND WITH THIS, THE 2024 PRIMARY BEGINS BEFORE THE MIDTERMS… ‘DeSanctimonious’: Trump Takes A Jab At DeSantis Ahead Of The Midterms (VIDEO)

Former President Donald Trump mocked Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by calling him “Ron DeSanctimonious” at a campaign rally Saturday.

Trump made the attack at an event in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, while reading from a poll that was conducted shortly after the FBI’s raid at Mar-a-Lago in August.

“Trump at 71, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10%,” Trump said. “Mike Pence at 7, oh, Mike is doing better than I thought.”

While he has not yet indicated that he intends to run, DeSantis is seen as Trump’s main challenger for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. Polls show that less educated Republicans tend to favor Trump, while Republicans with college degrees prefer DeSantis.

 

DRUGS POUR ACROSS SOUTHERN BORDER… ‘Mother Lode Of Meth’: CBP Agents Seize Over $18.6 Million In Meth Stashed Inside Tractor Trailer

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized over $18.6 million in methamphetamine Tuesday while inspecting a tractor trailer at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.

Officers discovered the stash of hard narcotics while the 2010 International Pro Star tractor trailer hauling paint buckets was undergoing a secondary, canine examination and inspection at the World Trade Bridge, according to a Saturday press release by CBP.

CBP officers seized a total of 2,033 pounds – which has a combined street value of $18,694,838 – of alleged methamphetamine in the tractor trailer, the press release notes. The seizure is currently under investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents.

 

BIDEN ADMIN BEGS UKRAINE TO PRETEND TO BE OPEN TO PEACE TALKS WITH RUSSIA… WAPO: U.S. privately asks Ukraine to show it’s open to negotiate with Russia

The Biden administration is privately encouraging Ukraine’s leaders to signal an openness to negotiate with Russia and drop their public refusal to engage in peace talks unless President Vladimir Putin is removed from power, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The request by American officials is not aimed at pushing Ukraine to the negotiating table, these people said. Rather, they called it a calculated attempt to ensure the government in Kyiv maintains the support of other nations facing constituencies wary of fueling a war for many years to come.

The discussions illustrate how complex the Biden administration’s position on Ukraine has become, as U.S. officials publicly vow to support Kyiv with massive sums of aid “for as long as it takes” while hoping for a resolution to the conflict that over the past eight months has taken a punishing toll on the world economy and triggered fears of nuclear war.

 

MAYBE CHINA KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT COVID THAT WE DON’T? … WSJ: China Weighs Zero-Covid Exit But Proceeds With Caution and Without Timeline

China’s Communist Party congress last month, when Chinese leader Xi Jinping claimed a third term, had once been viewed as a potential turning point in its battle against Covid, but little has changed in the country’s approach to containing Covid.

On Saturday, officials from China’s National Health Commission again reaffirmed their commitment to a firm “zero-Covid” strategy, which they described as essential to “protect people’s lives.”

Some progress is being made on relaxing border controls for inbound travelers from abroad. Beijing is likely to further cut the number of hotel quarantine days required of incoming travelers by early next year, to a total of seven days, say people involved in discussions, from a current policy of seven days in a quarantine facility followed by three days of home monitoring.

 

AMERICANS WIDELY OPPOSED TO CHILD SEX CHANGE AGENDA… DAILY WIRE: Large Majority Of Americans Say They Won’t Vote For Candidates Who Support Transgender Procedures For Youth: Poll

A new poll found that more than 70% of American voters in the 2022 midterm elections are not likely to vote for a candidate who supports allowing minors to undergo gender transition procedures.

According to the survey, nearly 80% of independent voters and 43% of Democrats join Republicans in opposing candidates who support allowing minors to medically transition.

“As with so many other election 2022 issues, the far left has gone too far in pushing unrestricted Transgender procedures for any child at nearly any age without any restrictions,” Mark Meckler, President of the Convention of States, said in a press release. “Voters–most of whom are parents–know that this policy goes wildly beyond common sense in a country where we restrict entertainment, alcohol use, medications, driving, voting, and even criminal sentencing for minors.”

 

KANSAS DEMOCRAT CAUGHT WEARING LADY CLOTHES… Kansas Lt. Governor Dressed In Gender-Bending ‘Drag’ Costume Amid Accusations State Funded ‘All-Ages’ Drag Show

Kansas Democratic Lt. Gov. David Toland appears to have dressed in a “drag” costume for a 2010 charity event amid accusations that the state funded an “all-ages” drag show, according to archives from the Iola Register.

Toland dressed up for a 2010 community event in what appears to be “drag,” according to photos posted to the Iola Register archives. The photo shows Toland in a dress and necklace. The archives claim that Toland was pictured in “preparation for the Mad Bomber Run festival’s ‘drag’ race on the Iola square Friday evening.”

“A ‘drag race’ features prominent Iolans donning dresses, or women wearing suits in a relay race. The drag ‘queen’ will be crowned at the conclusion of the race,” the article reads.

A separate 2011 article from the Iola Register wrote that “men and women alike are encouraged to dress in a cross-gender manner and then ‘compete’ in teams of four in a relay.”

 

SNL ANNOUNCES DAVE CHAPELLE AS HOST… RADICAL LEFTISTS SCREECH… LAT: ‘SNL’ fans decry Dave Chappelle hosting announcement: ‘What the hell Lorne?!’

NBC has tapped Dave Chappelle to host “Saturday Night Live” for a third time next week. And not everyone is happy about it.

Over the weekend, the TV network announced that the Nov. 12 episode of “SNL” would be hosted by Chappelle with musical guest Black Star, the hip-hop duo comprising Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli. While some celebrated the controversial comedian‘s imminent return to the show, others condemned “SNL” for giving him a platform in the wake of his transphobic remarks.

Chappelle has come under fire for including transphobic material in his stand-up routines — most notably in his Emmy-nominated 2021 Netflix special, “The Closer.” Amid internal and external protests, Chappelle and Netflix have stood by the special, in which the comic declares himself “team TERF,” which stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.

 

PELOSI SAYS HER HUSBAND WILL HAVE A SLOW RECOVERY… DEADLINE: Nancy Pelosi Makes First Comments Since Husband Paul Came Home From Hospital: “It’s Going To Be A Long Haul”

[Friday] evening on a Democratic fundraising Zoom call, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her first comments about her husband Paul’s condition since he came home from the hospital after being violently assaulted in their San Francisco residence.

“Paul came home yesterday,” said Pelosi on the video call. “That enables me to be at home with all of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for kind words, your prayers and your good wishes for Paul.” […]

‘It’s going to be a long haul, but he will be well,” she said tonight. “And, it’s just so tragic how it happened, but nonetheless, we have to be optimistic. He’s surround by family, so that’s a wonderful thing.”

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