May 1, 2022

Just as the internet has been roiled by the news that Elon Musk is buying Twitter and plans to turn it into a free speech forum, the administration announced its nifty plan to stifle free speech. Of course, the creation of such an office is a tell that their ideas cannot withstand the sunlight of open debate. It’s also a distraction from the real issues a competent administration would be dealing with.

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Under Biden and as a result of his misbegotten policies, the price of natural gas is up 192%, diesel 176%, regular gasoline 74%, and foodstuffs 59%. Supply chain problems are creating shortages of building supplies, fertilizer, food, medicines — you name it. Massive government giveaways have gotten many people used to the notion that work is unnecessary, and employers are having difficulty staffing up.

While homeowners in many places may feel richer because the value of their homes has increased on paper, fewer homes are now within reach of buyers, and replacement housing for sellers – obviously — will have risen as well. The stock market tumbled and, with it, a large chunk of many people’s savings as inflation eats up what’s left.

I’m not even going into Biden’s foreign policies, except to mention that the administration deliberately seems to be provoking a broader war in Europe and renewed hostilities in the Middle East along with a nuclear-armed Iran (after the calm created by the Trump Abrahamic Accords and his treatment of the Iranian mullahs). Oh, and let me not forget — the utter lack of controlled immigration across the Southern border under Biden.

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No, everything is hunky-dory in the world of Biden and Pelosi, so there’s now an opportunity to deal with less critical matters, like restricting free speech.

The Disinformation Governance Board, announced this week, is a mysterious creation with no known purpose or need and will be headed by a highly eccentric gal who has a weird history of denouncing as disinformation things that are true while insisting on things that are demonstrably false. 

Secretary [of Homeland Security]Alejandro Mayorkas mentioned the creation of the board in multiple congressional hearings this week. In one, he linked it to efforts to combat misinformation from human smugglers. In another, he said it would be used to counter Russian cyber and election misinformation: “We have just established a mis- and disinformation governance board in the Department of Homeland Security to more effectively combat this threat, not only to election security but to our homeland security.”

To head this mysterious operation, Mayorkas has named Nina Jankowicz, here singing of her sex fantasy with a dead Harry Potter. Elsewhere she bizarrely sings about misinformation, coining her own lyrics to Mary Poppins’ “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

And yet again — here she is contending that mocking Kamala Harris is a “threat to democracy.”

Jankowicz was the author of a report examining the online mockery of Harris during the 2020 election and noted the Vice President received a majority of derogatory online posts against women.