Apologies. I'm still catching up on things, after some distractions.
In recent weeks there has been a steady stream of articles appearing at conservative sites, all detailing the continuing mental decline of Resident Zhou--a parable, it seems, for the degradation of a once proud republic. The latest Dem tactic seems to be to send Zhou out to the hinterlands to order ice cream cones, presumably in an attempt to convince Americans that this demonstrates Zhou is capable of handling his residential duties. Duties that include the rigors of eight day overseas trips--or was that ten days, or twelve days?
American Thinker today offers up two sample posts along these lines: President Dementia is getting worse and Video evidence suggests Biden is a Potemkin president, without real support. However, for my money, Jonathan Turley takes the Baked Alaska in two recent articles. Both articles are serious in intent, but the prof also indulges his sense of fun--because, one supposes, if he didn't laugh he'd cry.
All the way back in May Turley was on to this ice cream scam:
Here's Turley's intro:
It seems like whenever Hunter Baiden is in the news, the Baiden staff screams, the media screams, “we all scream for ice cream.” On October 19, 2020, the Biden campaign and its protective cocoon of media faced the discovery of Hunter’s presumed laptop with details of his (and his uncle’s) influence peddling while Joe Biden was Vice President. The solution? Joe Biden went for ice cream and the media peppered him with questions about his confectionary choice (Spoiler: he ordered a two-scoop chocolate and vanilla combo) Then they went away.
Now, Hunter is back in the news as new emails surfaced that directly contradict what Zhou Baiden has said to those every same reporters. Baiden and the media seemed to make a beeline for the nearest ice cream shop. It turns out that now Baiden now prefers . . . (wait for it). . . chocolate chip.
The only indication that there were still any reporters present was a soft scoop question “Mr. Resident, what is your message to Republicans who are prepared to block the Jan. 6 commission?” Baiden responded “Eat some chocolate chip.” It summed up the state of journalism in America perfectly. The media got their intended scoop.
Turley then proceeds to offer details on the latest revelations of the Baiden crime family's dealings. Which is all really very ho-hum stuff that I can't take seriously. I mean, it's not as if the entire world wasn't aware long ago that 1) Trump, against all odds and in the face of the most concerted investigative effort in recent US history, is perhaps the cleanest public servant ever to hold high office, and 2) Zhou ranks high up the list of the most corrupt US officials--perhaps an all time list. Everybody knows this--the media, Congress, DoJ, the federal courts. How can I take it seriously, then? And then his putative back stop is Kama Sutra. Folks, this is America, and Zhou and Kama Sutra are a parable for where we are as a nation. Convince me otherwise and I'll take the Baiden corruption seriously.
As for the ice cream thing, I really don't think that's intended to distract the media. The media already knows all about Baiden family corruption. For them that's just not the point, and they're not gonna cover it. I really think ordering ice cream is a pathetic attempt to convince Americans that they have a functioning Resident in the White House. The problem is, hardly anyone is paying attention, judging from page views, likes and dislikes, etc.
Turley is one of the those weird guys who's serious, in his own way, but thinks America is still not a Banana Republic and can somehow be restored by an anti-corruption campaign of the sort that the PRC indulges in occasionally. So, just before the Fourth of July shootings began in earnest, he penned another article on the Baiden crime family. Turley is incensed, but it's unclear to me just who he's trying to convince:
It is clear that Hunter Baiden was selling access and influence. It appears that Zhou Baiden was aware of that effort. That is very serious. If these emails are false, this is a major story. If they are true, this is a major scandal.
I'm sorry. I can't take this seriously if no one else does. This stuff is simply symptomatic. It's the disease that interests me.
New Emails Raise New Allegations of Influence Peddling By Hunter Baiden And Direct Knowledge Of Resident Baiden
We have previously discussed the concerted and often embarrassing blackout in the media on stories involving Hunter Baiden’s influence peddling during his father’s tenure as Vice President. That includes the burying of the laptop story and the growing contradictions over his father’s denial of any knowledge or involvement in his shady business dealings. Even recent reports that Hunter may have paid prostitutes with his father’s account were blacked out by mainstream media which exhaustively pursued any story related to the Trump children and their dealings and life styles. Now, however, there is a major allegation that Hunter used access to his father to seal previously unknown deals with Mexican businessmen, including Carlos Slim. A picture shows Hunter with the businessmen in the Vice President residence with his father.
As in the past, Americans interested in such stories have had to rely on the foreign press or a couple domestic sites for such information.
... Presumably, however, this story will result in another run to the nearest ice cream shop for breathless coverage on the current frozen delights of the Resident.
This is all just tip of the iceberg stuff, the kind of thing the Election Hoax was supposed to cover up. The Election Hoax and what made it possible is the serious story. Until there's progress on that front I just can't bother with corruption stories. Professor Turley needs to get some perspective.