Foreign follies

By Christopher Harper

If the recent international trips of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are any indication, the next four years will be a disaster.

At the G-7 conference in Great Britain, Biden interrupted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for an introduction of the leader of South Africa. He was greeted with snickers from other leaders as he somehow missed that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the only black man in the room, had already been introduced.

Later, at a news conference, Biden continually confused Libya and Syria. 

“There’s a lot going on where we can work together with Russia. For example, in Libya, we should be opening up the passes to be able to go through and provide — provide food assistance and economic — I mean, vital assistance to a population that’s in real trouble,” he told reporters.

After confusing the two countries several more times, Biden aides had to inform journalists that the president meant Syria rather than Libya. 

What a comfort as Biden headed for Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin!

But the media played along and ignored the gaffes, reveling in the lack of Donald Trump’s presence and puffing up Biden’s “accomplishments.”

“G-7 leaders come Together on Global Minimum Tax, Democratic Ideals.” The New York Times bellowed at the end of the meeting. “The agreement represented a dramatic return of America’s postwar international diplomacy, and Biden said it was evidence of the strength of the world’s democracies in tackling hard problems.”

I am genuinely heartened that the G-7 can agree on democratic ideals. Unfortunately, I still haven’t figured out precisely what the global minimum tax will do other than stifle business and individual enterprise throughout the developed world. 

The Washington Post reported, “[P]erhaps the most striking part of the first G-7 summit in the post-Trump era was its sheer normalcy and even the bland scriptedness that undergirded most of the proceedings.”

I think it’s grand that the leaders of the developed world can agree on normalcy and blandness. What a great accomplishment! 

Harris, the designed hitter on the border crisis, didn’t perform much better in her brief swing into Latin America to talk with the leaders of Mexico and Guatemala. 

The vice president hasn’t even visited the border since being anointed as the border crisis queen, and the administration has failed to articulate what it plans to do about the problems. In May, the U.S. Border Patrol reported that it stopped 180,034 people trying to cross through there, the highest number since Biden took office and nearly eight times the 23,000 stopped in May 2020.

Harris has fumbled several interviews about the border crisis.

The most awkward was an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, when she told him, “We’ve been to the border.” 

He corrected her, pointing out that she has not been to the border. 

That’s about the only aggressive question anyone from the mainstream media has made about the growing incompetence of Biden and Harris’ foreign policy. 

Silly me, why should I be surprised? Everything is just great because Trump is no longer president. 

Hispanic votes, NK Defectors, NK Media, NK Crushing of Dissent and Russian Cosplayers with Credit Cards.

Now that we’ve seen reports of heavily “Hispanic” towns and cities in Texas voting GOP I’m wondering if the left is re-evaluating their border policies? It’s been joked for years that if they thought illegal immigrants would vote against them the left would have built the wall decades ago.

None of this should be a surprise, after all these folks didn’t leave one shithole to come to another


I really was taken by the report of the North Korean defector being amazed at the amount of censorship of thought going on around here lately. It was an important reminder that being American doesn’t confer immunity from tyranny stupidity, ignorance and most importantly cowardice without which none of these woke warriors would be able to function.

The degree of cowardice is simply astounding.


Our media has been very North Korean like lately or should I say it’s been that way for a while but only recently have they been publicly exposed in terms of lie after lie. So many that Donald Trump even took a victory lap in terms of how many false stories they pushed where he was right and they were wrong.

Spreading disinformation is dishonorable on their part. Knowing that it’s going on and doing nothing about it is dishonorable on our part.

The media and even the Biden Administration doesn’t care what we actually know as long as we play along and let them do it.


Of course the most North Korean thing going on has been the treatment of the Jan 6th protestors by this government in terms of charges, holding of people incommunicado etc. That this is going on while the people who literally burned cities were and still are given a pass is a national disgrace. That so many in law enforcement in the Capital and in the FBI are going along with this are a bigger disgrace.

I find myself turning to this speech from the 1935 Movie Captain Blood when he is asked at trial to plead Guilty or not Guilty to joining the Momouth’s rebellion:

Prosecutor: Peter Blood… guilty or not guilty?

Dr. Peter Blood: It’s entirely innocent, I am!

Clerk of the court: Take the stand and face his Lordship. [Peter Blood does so] Are you guilty or not guilty? You must use the right words.

Dr. Peter Blood: Words is it? Oh. Not guilty. And speaking of words, I’d like to say a few about the injustice of keeping an innocent man locked up for three months in such filth and heat and ill-feeding… that my chief regret is I didn’t try to pull down the filthy fellow that sits on the throne!

Who knew so many had ambitions to tyranny?


Finally I’ve noticed that on Rule Five Sundays at the other McCain Wombat (who is in charge of said post) has shifted from highlighting established stars to international cosplay girls in the lead of said post (many of them Russian).

Now while I acknowledge the cultural changes of the readership, concede that beauty is not confined by boarders and even smile at the idea of these young ladies making a living as models bypassing official agencies that might exploit them I really question the wisdom of those who might go to their sites and subscribe.

After all, in an age of ransomware attacks do you really want your credit card, bank or even paypal information in the hands of a Russian site just to look at some girl playing dress up?

Remember your information’s security is only as good as the least trustworthy or careful person holding it.