Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Primary Day in Pennsylvania, 'Wrong Way' Biden, Food Shortages, 'Summer of Rage Loom

 It's primary day for congressional candidates in 5 states today, notably Pennsylvania, where the GOP Senate race seems to be at a dead heat between Trump's chose Dr. Mehmet Oz, who may or not be a good Republican, David McCormick, who appears to represent the "old GOP", content to lose gracefully, and Kathy Barnette, a black woman veteran, who appears to be the unendorsed "Ultra-MAGA" choice. Trafalgar, cited by Haut Hair, Final Pennsylvania poll: Oz 28.5, Barnette 26.8, McCormick 21.6. Sundance, Pennsylvania Senate Republican Race is a Dead Heat as Candidates Make Closing Arguments and Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette Appears on Fox News to Answer Critics. AllahPundit at Haut Hair is pissed that Kathy Barnette says I'm not supporting a "globalist" GOP Senate nominee if I lose tomorrow and  "Where in the hell is the loyalty?": GOP populists feud in Pennsylvania. NR warns the GOP is Throwing Away Pennsylvania.

"Everybody" is talking about a new NBC poll. Via the Wombat's, In The Mailbox: 05.16.22, Jordan Boyd at Da Fed reports 75% Of Americans Think Biden Is Taking The Country In The Wrong Direction. Bonchie at Red State says the Democrats' Last, Best Hope for the Mid-Terms Crashes and Burns in New PollHaleyFan@NikkiHaleyFan02,"NBC news poll US moving in.. Right direction 16% Wrong direction 75% (worst since Oct 2008) Biden approval Approve 39% Disapprove 56% Top issues - cost of living - inflation ^ Biden approval on them Approve 23% / 33% Disapprove 71% / 62% http://pos.org/wp-content/upl…" LI, NBC Poll: 75% Say Country On Wrong Track; Biden Approval At 39% "Chuck Todd: “President Biden’s numbers have hit a new low. Only 39 percent approve of his job performance against 56 percent who disapprove. In fact, the president has become as unpopular as Donald Trump in this poll”" Sundance at CTH, NBC Poll, Contracted to Same Democrat Firm Who Created Ultra MAGA Branding Effort, Reflects Highest Disapproval Ever for Joe Biden

Rick Moran at PJ Media notes the AP Is Aghast That the GOP Would Use Biden's Failures as a Political Weapon. Aghast!. Ace, As Hispanics Trend Republican, Democrats Demand the Department Of Justice "Protect" Hispanic Communities from "Disinformation"

Are you kidding me.

Twitchy notes this prior (May 2) Reuters article reporting on inflation driving Hispanics to consider voting GOP:
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And now Democrats are demanding the DOJ start censoring "disinformation" that could hurt Democrats in Hispanic areas.

At the Washington Monthly How the End of Roe Can (And Can’t) Save the Democrats, "Abortion can galvanize Democrats, but only if they viscerally feel that their lives are being upended." I don't buy it. All the rabid abortion promoters already vote Democrat, once, if not twice or more. Politico claims Pollsters prepare for major changes after presidential election misses. But we've heard this before, and nothing changes. Somehow, they usually get to answer they like, even if it's wrong. 

At Fox, Is Trump faceoff with Pence in Georgia GOP gubernatorial showdown an early 2024 skirmish? Pence is nowhere without Trump. At Slay, Melania Trump Puts Jill Biden on Notice over White House Return: ‘Never Say Never’. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Yuuuuge SCOTUS news: Ted Cruz can keep fundraising. Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media thinks Kamala Harris Exists to Make Joe Biden Seem Coherent. If so, it's not working. 

At WaEx, Court-drawn House map could devastate Democratic chances in midterm elections and from Da Hill, Nadler, Maloney set to square off in redrawn New York House district. Bwahahaha!

Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair observes Popularity of mail-in voting plummets in 2022. Cheaters and Democrats (but I redund) hurt worst. At Am Think Clarice calls it The Internal Revenue (Election Rigging) Service.

At Spin, Strangeness and Charm, Looking around, May 15: the true story behind the US baby formula shortage. We're going to starve babies out of an abundance of caution over their health. Katie Arrington@karringtonsc, "It only took 15 months to go from “Build Back Better” to “there will be a baby formula shortage”." Capt. Ed at Haut Hair CNN: The Biden admin's response to baby-formula crisis is as useless as you'd expect, but with less mean tweets. 

At YaHoo! ‘Apocalyptic’: Why experts fear a steep surge in food prices Bjorn Lomborg@BjornLomborg "Belarus produces more than 10% of world's potash — crucial for food production They've just announced they can't fulfill their export promises, bc of sanctions This could drive up food prices substantially." Sundance, India Reverses Prior Position and Will Now Block Further Wheat Exports, Triggering G7 Concerns, also, Sunday Talks, Goldman Sachs CEO LLoyd Blankfein Still Sees Demand Side Inflation.

ADN America, POLL: Voters in battleground states oppose transgender agenda. Ace, It's Not Enough That These Barely-Sentient Freaks Want To Groom Your Children; They Want Primacy In All Things, Including Your Children's Names! KT at Haut Hair sees Senator Lummis apologizes for speaking the truth about science and two sexes. At Twitchy, Seattle high school claims that 80 percent of its students identify as LGBTQ+, non-binary, or transgender. OK, groomers! Stacey Matthews at LI, Netflix ‘Culture Memo’ Tells Woke Employees That ‘Netflix May Not Be the Best Place for You’.

On Da Hill, ‘Coalition for TJ’ ruling shows courts can stop cheating on race preferences

From the Tampa Freep, a Poll: Three-Fourths Of Americans Condemn Protesters Going To Justices’ Homes. Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair wonders Are you sure you want to call the Roe protests "the summer of rage?"  Da Wire, Profanity, Vulgarity, And Abortion: Thousands Gather At Washington, D.C. Abortion Rights Rally Amid Turmoil Over Roe.  At Da Fed, Virginia’s GOP Leaders Say They Can’t Enforce The Law Against Leftists Harassing SCOTUS Justices, sort of a technicality; they don't actually control the police or prosecutors in the blue cities where the justices live. 

At PM, Republicans will subpoena Dems over Jan. 6 if they take a House majority. "Pelosi has said she’s not afraid of being required to testify." Seems fair; how about subpoenaing all her correspondence too? As Deroy Murdock reminds us from Town Hall, 'Insurrectionist' Trump Approved National Guard Troops for D.C. on Jan 6. Dems Said No.

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.16.22Am Great, Brandon J. Weichert Assassinating Elon Musk? Capt. Ed, Twitter CEO to Musk: Let us count all the ways in which you can't quantify spam. Sundance, The Twitter Bot Inquiry Intensifies as Musk is Seemingly Stiff Armed and Sunday Talks, Bartiromo Interviews Nunes and Patel About Musk and Twitter

Fox, Bill Maher rails against Nina Jankowicz, 'Disinfo Governance Board': 'These are not bright people' "The HBO star says critics are right to compare the DHS board to Orwell's 'Ministry of Truth'" The broken clock. Stacey Matthews at LI, Netflix ‘Culture Memo’ Tells Woke Employees That ‘Netflix May Not Be the Best Place for You’

A Tuesday Tune - Nothing Else Matters

 or at least the solo: 


When and where were you born and raised?

I was born in 2002 in a small city in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Then I moved to Minas Gerais (a Brazilian state) and I was raised here.

Aside from music, what studies and jobs do you have or have had in the past?

Last year I got into engineering school and then changed to architecture. I haven’t really started it because of the pandemic but my true passion is definitely music, that’s why I’m planning to change to music school so I can dedicate to what I love the most.

Monday, May 16, 2022

I'm Back!

Walleye Pete called a short notice walk-on trip yesterday when his charter for the day cancelled because they were afraid of thunderstorms, based on a forecast for storms in the afternoon. Pete was pretty sure he could get a full day in before anything hit. He was right. He had no trouble getting 5 of us to sign on with less than 24 hours notice. 

Sunrise over the Eastern Shore
A pretty typical fishing spot. Some spots held fish, some didn't. Today was the first day of regular Striped Bass season, during which recreational anglers can keep1 fish over 19 inches, or 2, if fishing with a charter captain like Pete (a sop to the captains to help their businesses).
We picked out a limit of legal Striped Bass by about 11 AM, and set our sights on Speckled Trout. It's pretty early in the year for good Speck fishing, but Pete had caught 6 in the previous couple of days, and headed off to spots where he thought the chances for Specks were better.
Sure enough, we started catching Specks mixed in with some even better Stripers, that we had to throw back.
A particularly nice speck, at 24 inches.
Somehow, the specks managed to stay off my line (although I lost two fish that might have been specks based on what others were catching), but I did catch the biggest striper of the day, which Pete generously estimated to be 30 inches, returned to the water for another day.


Gone Fishin'

 But not like this:



Back later with pictures.

The Monday Morning Stimulus