Keyword: arrogance

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  • The runaway cost of virtue-signalling

    03/17/2022 4:41:06 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    Spiked-Online ^ | 3-16-22 | BATYA UNGAR-SARGON
    Working-class Americans are paying a heavy price for their elites’ moral posturing. As gasoline prices in the US continue to surge to an unprecedented $7 a gallon in some places, President Joe Biden seems more interested in finding someone to blame than mitigating the problem. ‘Make no mistake, inflation is largely the fault of [Russian president Vladimir] Putin’, the president said on Friday at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference. The president then cited a ‘fact checker’ in the New York Times and a Washington Post op-ed to counter anyone daring to lay the blame for skyrocketing prices at the...
  • Commentary: What’s behind Putin’s arrogance and gumption?

    01/26/2022 2:48:43 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    Alphanews ^ | 1/25/22 | AJ Kaufman
    Vladimir Putin has massed roughly 100,000 troops on Russia’s border with Ukraine and issued a list of unreasonable demands to the United States and NATO. Last week, President Joe Biden infamously admitted he expects Putin to send troops over the border. Time is always on the Russian leader’s side. Putin’s dictatorship has overlapped five American presidents. He reportedly told then-President George W. Bush in 2008, “Ukraine is not even a country. Part of its territory is in Eastern Europe and the greater part was given to us.” Putin recently deployed forces to Kazakhstan, ostensibly to quell anti-government protests in the...
  • 2022: More Stupidity, More Arrogance, More Evil, More Rebellion

    01/16/2022 8:58:49 PM PST · by Noumenon · 11 replies
    Straight Line Logic blog ^ | December 31, 2021 | Robert Gore
    Chaos will reign as the future upends the past. Chaos doesn’t lend itself to prediction.Stupidity, arrogance, and evil ultimately destroy themselves, but their rampage was unabated in 2021. A group of stupid, arrogant, and evil people are using a virus and its variants to shepherd the world into a scheme of totalitarian global governance. This was conspiracy theory when the virus first surfaced; now it’s nakedly obvious reality. The one redeeming feature of the year was that more people saw the light. The self-impressed and self-anointed rule not by claim of divine right, but by claim of superior intelligence and...
  • The Real China and the Downside of Arrogance

    11/30/2021 5:04:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/30/2021 | James Gorrie
    CommentaryMuch of the world is having an enlightening moment with China.Recall that China began the last decade by positioning itself as a global benefactor. Its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was supposed to be a beneficial foreign aid and development program. Other economic and cultural outreach efforts supplied nations with financing and cultural exchanges that have served Beijing well.The Shine Is OffBut foreign aid debt traps and spyware scandals certainly took some of the shine off China’s global reputation. The world started to open its eyes.Then the launch and spread of the CCP virus pandemic, along with the hoarding of...
  • Alec Baldwin returns to Twitter with political jab after 'Rust' shooting incident

    10/31/2021 6:14:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/21 | Tyler McCarthy
    Alec Baldwin returned to somewhat normal Twitter behavior this week for the first time since an on-set shooting he was involved in left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead. Baldwin issued a statement the day after the incident noting that he is cooperating with authorities as they investigate and offered his condolences to Hutchins’ family. Since then, he was completely silent on social media as he and his wife Hilaria traveled to New England. On Saturday, Baldwin seemingly returned to business as usual on social media, first by complimenting the Halloween costume of actor and comedian Mario Cantone. He then retweeted a...
  • Johnson Claims Modern Civilisation Is at Risk over Climate Change

    10/30/2021 9:51:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 10/30/2021 | Breitbart London
    ROME (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Italy for a Group of 20 meeting on Friday with a stark warning: modern civilization could soon lie in ruins like ancient Rome if world leaders don’t act to curb climate change. Johnson has one big goal at the G-20 gathering: to persuade the leaders of the world’s biggest economies to put their money where their mouth is at the U.N. climate summit in Scotland that starts Sunday. Johnson will deploy his ebullience and his — admittedly divisive — charm to try to extract cash and carbon-cutting commitments from the...
  • Joe Biden annoyed with US press asking off-topic questions, Psaki says

    09/27/2021 2:28:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/27/2021 | Callie Patteson
    President Biden has been annoyed with the American press asking questions that are not “on point” during recent setups with foreign leaders in the White House, press secretary Jen Psaki admitted Monday. On Friday, questions were raised after Biden seemingly took a swipe at the US press during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi, saying the India press is “much better behaved” than the US press corps. “I think, with your permission, you could not answer questions because they won’t ask any questions on point,” he said. That followed Biden snubbing the American press corps when he declined...
  • You Are Not Going to Believe How the San Francisco Mayor Defended Her Going Maskless at Nightclub

    09/18/2021 8:13:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/18/2021 | Rick Moran
    There is “hubris,” and then there’s “chutzpah.” I don’t know which one we should accuse San Francisco Mayor London Breed of being guilty of after she was caught not wearing a mask while partying at a nightclub with the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza.It’s what she said in her defense that’s so incredible.“We don’t need the fun police to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing, Breed said, trying to dismiss accusations that she had shirked city rules,” according to KPIX.London Breed, mayor of San Francisco, the first US city to...
  • The State Department Has Abandoned Its CH-46 Helicopters in Afghanistan

    08/19/2021 6:44:20 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 59 replies
    The Drive ^ | 8-18-21 | Joseph Trevithick and Tyler Rogoway
    The U.S. State Department has confirmed that seven CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters, also colloquially known as "Phrogs," belonging to its Air Wing have been rendered inoperable and abandoned in Afghanistan as part of the ongoing evacuation effort.
  • Maryland sheriff outraged after Dem councilman interferes with traffic stop of black driver

    07/06/2021 6:43:59 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/2/21 | Houston Keene & Andrew Murray
    'The sheriff in Frederick County, Maryland, accused a Democratic county council member of putting one of his deputies at risk by intervening in a traffic stop involving a Black motorist. 'Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, a Republican, put Democratic county Councilman Kai Hagen on blast Wednesday, accusing the Democrat of putting a sheriff's deputy in danger by interfering in a routine traffic stop 10 days prior. '"The actions of Councilman Hagen were unlawful, totally inappropriate, unnecessary, and created both an officer safety issue and traffic safety issue," Jenkins wrote in an email to County Executive Jan Gardner and the council...
  • Pelosi's Donation Scam [semi-satire]

    06/02/2021 10:49:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2021 | John Semmens
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) claims she will match campaign donations "dollar-for-dollar." Since she is wealthy enough to fund her own campaign without donations this seems a way of demonstrating her own financial commitment to her reelection. The problem is, her promise is false. Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show no matching contributions from her. Pelosi insists that her promise is not false, that her contribution "is an in-kind donation consisting my day-to-day work in Congress. Yes, I do receive as salary as a member of Congress, but this salary is far below the value...
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy: Lifting Mask Mandate ‘Not a License to Be a Knucklehead’

    05/24/2021 12:03:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/24/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced the state will lift the indoor mask mandate ahead of Memorial Day weekend but lectured New Jerseyans, warning it is “not a license to be a knucklehead.” Beginning Friday, May 28, the state will lift the indoor mask mandate, although businesses will be able to require customers and employees to wear a face-covering in their respective establishments if they so choose.
  • Andrew Cuomo - 'A Legend in His Own Mind'

    03/26/2021 12:45:05 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/21 | Chuck Lehmann
    Get rid of this political “cancer” that is bringing shame to the great State of New York Haven’t we all known someone who was so into himself that it became quite tedious to be around that person? That being said, it brings to mind that the ‘Grand Master of Nursing Homes’, Andrew Cuomo, is now in deep doo-doo with his own party and the fawning news media. This pompous # used the pandemic to promote himself as being the be-all and end-all of everything COVID virus. He even wrote a book touting how well he did fighting the virus. Cuomo,...
  • Lee Smith Nails It, The Elites “Want Us To Know” They Hold "all Power and Control"

    02/16/2021 5:25:38 PM PST · by xzins · 62 replies
    CTH ^ | February 15, 2021 | Sundance
    Adam Townsend had a great podcast interview with journalist Lee Smith last week, and for the first time Smith eloquently hit on something CTH has discussed for several years. The “elites” writ large are so open in their current proclamations of being beyond reach, because they want us to know their power removes them from any accountability. Often we see people ask ‘why are they so openly admitting to their wrongdoing’? Within the answer I have written frequently ‘they simply do not care’… It is not a sense of boundless hypocrisy that drives them to showcase their disconnect, the disconnect...
  • Trump Undermines Congressional Authority [semi-satire]

    01/23/2021 11:17:48 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 January 2021 | John Semmens
    Ordered to vacate the corridors of the Capitol building after Rep. Will Keating (D-MA) complained that he saw a couple of the National Guard troops at a Dunkin Donuts “without wearing the masks mandated by President Biden,” former President Donald Trump’s offer to let them hang out at his DC hotel incited House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) to add another charge to her impeachment case against him. “Mr. Trump is no longer in charge of the federal government,” Pelosi ranted. “He has no authority to offer accommodations of any sort to these troops. His doing so is further proof of...
  • 'Creating blind spots': Sculptor says statue removal advocates need reality check

    12/28/2020 8:09:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 December 2020 | STEPHEN DINAN
    Absolutely arrogant. For Timothy P. Schmalz, an Ontario-based sculptor, that’s really the only way to describe the renewed push to tear down statues that commemorate people who are now deemed out of step with modern morals. When a Confederate figure gets toppled in the U.S., or a prime minister who was part of brutal treatment of Indigenous people is destroyed in Canada, it says more than just disagreeing, Mr. Schmalz said. It’s a claim that we would have known better, acted otherwise. And that’s the hubris. “When one destroys or puts a Confederate statue in a museum, out of sight,...
  • 'Help is on the way:' Sen. Lindsey Graham gets the COVID-19 vaccine

    12/19/2020 9:27:43 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 29 replies
    WLOS ^ | 12/19/2020 | Alexx Altman-Devilbiss
    “Lindsey Graham praised the COVID-19 vaccine after getting his shot on Saturday.” “Help is on the way!” “If enough of us take it, we will get back to normal lives.” Numerous Pictures at link
  • New York Times is forced to issue correction after tweet claiming 'it falls to the news media' to declare winner in presidential election

    11/11/2020 7:25:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04:07 EST, 4 November 2020 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    The New York Times has been forced to issue a correction after drawing outrage over a tweet proclaiming that the news media is responsible for 'declaring' the nation's next president. 'The role of declaring the winner of a presidential election in the U.S. falls to the news media. The broadcast networks and cable news outlets have vowed to be prudent. Here's how it will work,' the Times tweeted on Tuesday. The tweet linked to an article explaining how the media will report election results. The poorly worded tweet drew immediate backlash and accusations that the newspaper was anointing itself as...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obama couldn’t appoint an acceptable replacement for me (Flashback of veiled, arrogant narcissism)

    09/19/2020 9:33:52 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 61 replies
    Compost ^ | September 24, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that if she steps down now, President Obama would not be able to appoint an acceptable replacement. Ginsburg, who reiterated that she has no imminent plans to retire, told Elle that it would be next to impossible for the Senate to confirm a new justice to the court who she would approve of. "Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court," she...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘I Can’t be Bothered About What Others Say’

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on CNN yesterday, while discussing the new 1,815-page, $3-trillion COVID-19 response bill House Democrats are proposing, that she cannot “be bothered about what others say."