Monday, September 25, 2023

Dutch Cutie Warns of War on Hamburgers

At WUWT, The Global War on Farming: ‘Net Zero and the American beef industry cannot coexist’

Don't be afraid of the length of the video; the second half is a question and answer session.

The Dutch have, indeed, proposed some absolutely insane agricultural policies, in the name of preventing climate change, or even downwind nitrogen deposition from ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions from fertilized land, including downright confiscation.

She's right, if it isn't stopped in Europe, and likely, even it it is, it will be attempted in the United States.

Beach Report 9/25/23

Two days after Tropical Depression Charlotte, we got a chance to get up the beach and see what changes have occurred as a result of the high tides and  wave action. 

Skye and Georgia turned around at the start of Matoaka, to avoid tiring Skye too much, so I had to go it alone.
There's a huge new fall from the cliff, about 50 ft long. Hopefully it will yield a new crop of fossils. The other thing you can (barely) see in these two photos is the "big tree" across the beach. Although I couldn't (or at least didn't) get that far up.
Another familiar tree, the "step over" tree, one which was anchored on the cliff side, was shoved to one side (in the distance). All in all, some significant changes on the beach, but nothing extreme.

And, oh yes, I managed a mere 11 shark's teeth today. 

Oregon, My Oregon

At Twitchy, Massive fraud: Oregon association issues damning report on state's Department of Education

In 2021, then Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law SB 744, which temporarily suspended essential skills requirements to graduate high school. The requirements were lifted for several years pending a review by the state Department of Education (ODE).

The bill, passed on a strictly partisan vote in the legislature, received extensive criticism at the time for putting 'equity and 'educational justice' (whatever that means) over actual academic standards.

New skills requirements and standards in Oregon, to begin with the 2024-25 school year, were to be based on the evaluation from the ODE. The ODE issued that report, Community-Informed Recommendations for Equitable Graduation Outcomes, in September 2022.

Yes, it's as cringeworthy as the name suggests.

But this week, an assessment of the ODE report -- and of SB 744 in general -- was published by the Oregon Association of Scholars in conjunction with Save Oregon Schools. What they found was 'fraud at a massive scale.'
Massive fraud in a Democrat controlled state? I'm shocked, shocked.

Flotsam and Jetsam - Democrats in a Tizzy

Jenny Beth Martin at Da Caller claims Democrats Are In A Tizzy Over Joe Biden, "Poll after poll shows large majorities of Democrat voters think he’s too old or don’t want him to run for a second term in the White House, and Democrat elites are openly urging him to stand down." Well, they are the party of permanent tizzy, no doubt. Breitbart wants you to WATCH  President Joe Biden Call  LL Cool J ‘Boy’ at Congressional Black Caucus Event. NYPo, President Biden refers to rapper LL Cool J as ‘boy’ while speaking to Congressional Black Caucus. At Althouse, "Behind the scenes, Biden has also started telling more jokes about his own age, hoping to defuse the concerns..." 

The divine Ms. Devine at NYPo offers up the ‘Missing witness’ in Biden corruption probe offers dirt on Hunter FBI ‘mole’ who tipped him off, Gal Luft. 

Breitbart notes The Swamp: Brother of Biden’s Top Adviser Is Lobbyist for General Motors. The top of the pyramid in Washington D.C. is a very small place. Bob Spencer at Front Page observes Biden Cripples Auto Industry, UAW Begins Major Strike, Attacks…Trump. "The UAW has brought its troubles upon itself." At Da Caller, There’s No Economic Fact Too Big For Democrats To Ignore

The Free Bacon reports The Biden Administration Separates Families at the Border. The Media Shrugs. Apparently it's only bad when Republicans do it.

At Town Hall Kurt Schlichter fears That Annoying Gavin Newsom Is Measuring The Drapes. I would use the word odious. Jon Gabriel at AZ Central, We're stuck with a Trump vs. Biden rematch in 2024? Not even close. "No election is over until voters have their say. Even if political pundits say we're doomed to choose between Biden and Trump in 2024." NRO not happy either way, Trump Leads Biden by Nine Points in New Washington Post/ABC News Poll. Capt. Ed at Hat Hair  on the WaPo/ABC poll: Bidenomics campaign -- and Biden -- doing exactly as well as you'd expect. Da Caller reports WaPo Disavows Its Own Poll Showing Trump Up By 10 Over Biden. Matt Vespa at Town Hall says There's One Figure in WaPo/ABC News' Poll on Biden That's a Potential Election Killer "So, roll all these weaknesses into the recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, and you have a political dead man, especially on one key crosstab: the one where they ask Americans if they’re better off than they were four years ago. It’s an election killer for any president who is on the wrong side of that survey—and Biden is right there (via ABC News) . . ." W. Joseph Campbell@wjosephcampbell, "WaPo/@ABC poll has Trump leading Biden, 51%-42%. Uh-huh. Useful to remember that poll in late October 2020 had Biden winning WI by 17 points; he carried the state by less than a point #pollfail. Troubles for Biden not just his age in reelection campaign:"

Beege Wellborn at Hat Hair cites the NYT says "no evidence" DeSantis abused Gitmo detainee: Well, how about that.

The Menendez bribery indictment continues to generate heat, if not light. The Peacock announces Sen. Bob Menendez now has a primary challenger amid mounting calls for his resignation. "Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., announced that he plans to challenge the senator who was recently indicted on bribery charges." Capt. Ed, Menendez draws primary challenger after calling fellow Dems racists. NJ Globe, Menendez will hold press conference on Monday. PJM's Matt Margolis expects Indicted Senator Bob Menendez to Announce Reelection Bid Monday. From Breitbart, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Menendez Should Resign Over ‘Extremely Serious’ Bribery Charges. Trump goes one big step further, at Da Wire, Trump Calls On All Senate Democrats To Resign Over Bob Menendez Scandal. Also, Top Ranking Democrat Defends Menendez Over Corruption Charges: Trump’s Charges ‘Equally Serious’. Atop Da Hill, Christie rules out running for Menendez’s Senate seat. Eddie Scarry at Da Fed still questions the timing, Biden’s Corrupt Justice Department Gets No Credit For Indicting Bob Menendez, The Easiest Democrat Target It Could Find. Da Wire finds another tie to Hunter, Bob Menendez Hires Hunter Biden’s Lawyer For Federal Corruption Case. At Am Think Michael L. Grable thinks We're All Bob Menendez.

At TNP, Smartmatic Execs Accused in Election Bribery Scheme. "The allegations emerged in a case against the former chairman of the Philippines Commission on Elections, Andres Bautista, with court documents suggesting the US Department of Justice has filed money laundering charges against Bautista, with four Smartmatic executives implicated in the case." The NYPo ed board is concerned about NY Dems’ latest bid to snub voters, flout the Constitution — and lock in power  "with their new “mail-in-on-demand” voting law."

Nick Arama at Red State, Laugh of the Day: Rand Paul Responds to AI Pic of Himself in Bathrobe After Senate Dress Code Change

At the Western Journal, New Prosecutor Jack Smith Just Added to His Team Has a Long History of Donations to Democrats. From Twitchy, Tulsi Gabbard states the obvious about Trump indictments and leftists can't deal (watch)Tulsi Gabbard@TulsiGabbard "The political prosecution of Trump is an obvious attempt by Biden/Dem elite to drain Trump’s attention and resources. Their actions expose their utter contempt for democracy and the rule of law—and makes laughable all of their verbiage about “protecting democracies around the world.”"

At PM, LEAKED: Cassidy Hutchinson text messages CONTRADICT her testimony that her former lawyer instructed her to lie to J6 Committee. "Ms. Hutchinson has admitted that while she did not want to cooperate with the Select Committee, Mr. Passantino encouraged her to do so." Am Think's  Clarice thinks Now They’re Just Poking Their Fingers in Our Eyes.

Also at HE, "Leave Us Alone" shout Canadian parents incensed by gender theory in schools.  Da Summit see  Wholesome McDonald’s Japan Ad Sends Shockwaves Throughout the Internet. Stonetoss Comics@stone_toss, "McDonald's Japan made a burger ad that isn't pushing some bizarre, anti-human agenda and people are actually blown away."  Auguste Meyrat at Da Fed thinks The Texas Teacher Who Assigned Anne Frank Graphic Novel Deserved To Be Fired. Madeleine Hubbard at JTN hears Education Secretary says he doesn't 'respect' parents thinking 'they know what's right for kids', "There's a team that's fighting for kids and a team that's fighting against kids."  mrcTV, Ed. Sec. Chastises Concerned Parents as 'People...Misbehaving in Public...Like They Know What's Right for Kids'. Parents are often far from perfect, but at least they usually put their child's welfare first; you can't honestly claim that about the educational establishment. Mike LaChance at LI, Reports Virginia Universities Drowning in DEI Policies, “Which state’s public universities have the largest diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) bureaucracies? It is not a deep-blue state, like California or Oregon. It is the decidedly purple state of Virginia.” The problem is that they're so close to D.C. 

Mary Francis Miller at Am Spec reports Abortionist Remains Free While Biden Admin Convicts Pro-life Heroes "Two elderly women face up to eleven years in federal prison for their peaceful protest at an abortion clinic."

The Monday Morning Stimulus

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam in the Wake of Ophelia

We survived Ophelia just fine, although there are a lot of shredded leaves in the yard.

From Paul Bedard at WaEx, White House Report Card: Biden mental issues more in focus. Mediaite, Biden Claims ‘I’ve Been to Every Mass Shooting’ in Speech on Gun Violence. From Althouse, Out there lying about what is outlyingMickey Kaus @kausmickey, "When was the last time a major paper declared its own poll an "outlier"?" When it showed Trump ahead of Biden. "The Post-ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle." NYPo, Why Biden will lose if gas prices keep rising — as they seem set to do. At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.22.23 (Abbreviated Afternoon Edition), Vox Popoli: The “Stop Biden” Drumbeat Begins,

At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.22.23 (Abbreviated Afternoon Edition), Twitchy Thomas Massie Catches AG Garland Lying. At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.22.23 (Evening Edition), Am Great, Texas AG Ken Paxton Says Impeachment Effort Was Orchestrated by Biden Regime With the Help of ‘Controlled’ Texas GOP House Speaker, Our Self-Induced Catastrophe at the Border, Ray Epps Charged With a Single Misdemeanor Count of Disruptive or Disorderly Conduct, and Congress to Release New Evidence Backing Up IRS Whistleblowers Against Biden, Babalu Blog, Hispanics buy gasoline, too, Da Tech Guy: Trump’s stand on life and Mother Angelica on Peanuts, If you want to win in 2024 You’d Damn Well better Deal with Reality, The Answer is: “Joe Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election As Sure as the Cincinnati Reds Won the World Series in 1919”, The Geller Report: DEMOCRATS’ INVASION: 35,000 Illegals Cross U.S. Border in Just 4 Days, POST-TRUMP AMERICA: No Major World Leaders, Allies Showed Up For Irrelevant-Biden’s UN General Assembly Speech, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tucker, Explains How Democrats Stole the Election in 2020, The Lid, House Committee Reveals 22 Examples of Biden’s Corruption After Media Cries There’s “No Evidence”, LI California Federal Court Says Teachers Don’t Have to Comply With School’s Secret Gender Transitioning Policy, Supreme Court Extends Stay on Fifth Circuit Injunction Stopping Biden Admin From Coercing Big Tech to Censor Posts, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and His Wife Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges, Cornell University Silent After Professor Receives Award for Advancing Free Expression and Intellectual Diversity, Indiana Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz Tears Into Merrick Garland, Compares DOJ to the KGB, and Education Sec. Cardona: ‘I Don’t Have Too Much Respect’ for Parents Wanting a Say in Kids Education, Power Line: Clothes Make the ManBiden’s Iran deal, The Daily Chart: Bidenomics Epic Fail, The Federalist, Don’t Count On Biden’s IRS To Investigate Mark Zuckerberg’s Election-Rigging ‘Nonprofit’ Scheme.

Hat Hair cites KCRA, Guess somebody's running for prez: Newson VETOES CA bill allowing state to take child if gender not "affirmed" and Capt. Ed, He's running: Newsom vetoes California's All Your Children Are Belong to Us bill. Althouse, "I'm actually in favor of immigration—legal immigration. High fences, wide gates." ". . . Writes Robert F. Kennedy Jr., in "Biden's Border Policies Have Made Every U.S. City a 'Border Town'" (Newsweek)."

Althouse again, "Trump is triangulating. He sees, correctly, that the Republican Party is now on the wrong side of the public on abortion" and I'm OK with that. USA Today, UAW files complaint against Sen. Tim Scott alleging that he violated federal labor law.

At Da Wire, Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez Suggests Vast Conspiracy Is After Him After He’s Hit With Federal Charges

NewsMax, Judge to Hear Arguments in Trump's N.Y. Fraud Lawsuit. At the Georgia Star, Lawyer Indicted in Georgia Trump Case Warns Fani Willis Violated Attorney-Client Privilege, Wants Evidence StrickenGeorgia Secretary of State Raffensperger Among Witnesses Fani Willis Plans to Call in Trump Trial and Investigator at Fani Willis’s Office Accidentally Shot Herself in Fulton County Courthouse.

At WaEx, Supreme Court extends freeze on ruling against Biden administration communications with Big Tech.  Jay Bhattacharya, the epidemiologist involved in the Great Barrington Declaration describes  the American Pandemic ‘Samizdat.’ 

Paige Spiranac
Insty, I SUPPOSE YOU COULD FILE THIS UNDER “FETTERMAN NATION,” BUT SOMEHOW I DON’T MIND AS MUCH: Golf Influencer Paige Spiranac Doesn’t Care If Her Revealing Activewear Choices “Rub People the Wrong Way.”

Jazz Shaw at Hat Hair reports on a Nebraska woman sent to prison for giving daughter abortion pills. At PM, 'They/them' assaults Utah mayor during city council meeting after reporter mother called out over hit pieces

Kevin Downey at PJM, The Destruction of the United States Is Intentional. Here's What Will Happen Next.

Stacy McCain takes up the case of Dave Brooks burger (with a couple of double shot of bourbon) LOL: ‘Readers Added Context’ to Tweet by David Brooks and It’s Brutally Awesome.

Sunday Sunrise