. . . Despite what Merrick Garland said. Herr Professor Jacobsen at LI, House Judiciary GOP: FBI Is Tracking Parent Protesters “An FBI agent provided a copy of the internal email to several Republican lawmakers, citing concerns that it could open the door for the bureau to collect information on parents voicing their opposition to local school policies during meetings.” Expect leak investigation to commence shortly. ET, FBI Whistleblower Claims DOJ Used Counterterrorism Tools Against Parents, "FBI spokesperson says bureau not 'in the business of investigating parents who speak out'" They don't, but they will. PM, SMOKING GUN: Whistleblower documents reveal FBI using counterterrorism division to investigate parents, ""This disclosure provides specific evidence that federal law enforcement operationalized counterterrorism tools at the behest of a left-wing special interest group against concerned parents," Jordan wrote." Da Wire, BREAKING: FBI Counterterrorism Unit Tracking ‘Threats’ Against School Officials, School Boards, Whistleblower Docs Show. Joh Sexton at Haut Hair, FBI counterterrorism officials set up a special 'threat tag' to track school boards threats. Sundance at CTH, House Judiciary Committee Receives Whistleblower Documents Showing DOJ and FBI are Using Domestic Terrorism Taskforce to Monitor Parents. Breitbart, GOP Blasts AG Garland After FBI Whistleblower Exposes ‘Counterterrorism Tools’ Used Against Parents: ‘Disgrace’.
Gail Harriot at Insty wonders ANY BETS ON WHETHER MERRICK GARLAND WILL INVESTIGATE THIS ONE?: “A pro-Critical Race Theory parent told attendees at a Texas school board meeting that he has 1,000 soldiers ‘locked and loaded’ for those who ‘dare’ question the need for race-based curricula.” Nick Arama at Red State reports on how Tom Cotton Just Lights up Merrick Garland Over Project Veritas Raids. I'm inclined to think the 2nd District of New York thinks it's totally autonomous.
Finally, Cotton went for the brass ring.
4. Please provide all communications between officials from the Department of Justice and the White House concerning the investigation into the disappearance of Ashley Biden’s diary. Did anyone at the White House have advance notice of the search warrants for the cellphones of journalists affiliated with Project Veritas?
I don't care what anyone says about Cocaine Mitch; he saved us from having Garland on the Supreme Court.
Down in Loundoun County, VA, where the education issue has reached a boiling point, Loudoun County teenager convicted of bathroom rape pleads no contest in second sex crime case (WaEx) and Tyler O'Neil at Fox reports Loudoun school board agrees to reverse suspension of teacher who spoke out against transgender policy, "LCPS had to pony up some cash for Tanner Cross' legal fees" Good. Now take those fees out of the salary of whoever suspended him. Give the administrators some skin in the game. And the Goldwater Institute reports Victory for Virginia Moms Who Challenged School District in Fairfax County VA. Sued after they released FOIA data on school budgets.
Elsewhere in the education apocalypse, Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair, New Hampshire student suspended for saying there are only two genders on the bus! HE, New Hampshire High School Student Allegedly Suspended for Saying There are ‘Only Two Genders’, Sues School District. At Am Great, Eric Lendrum reports Teenager Sues School After Being Suspended for Saying There are Two Genders. I hope he collects bigly.
At JTN, Missouri sues large school district for breaking open record laws on critical race theory materials, "Attorney General Eric Schmitt says "parents have every right to know exactly what is being taught to their children, especially when public school systems are implementing components of critical race theory." I wonder why they think they have to hide it? At NYPo, Suit claims NYC principal purged white staffers and retaliated against Hispanic whistleblower. At Summit News Videos: Parents Accuse School Boards Of ‘Promoting Suicide’ With Creepy Corporate Run ‘Social Emotional Learning’ Schemes, "They also warn the scheme is a “trojan horse” for Critical Race Theory and a “gateway to the LGBTQ agenda”" Front Page details the Racist CRT Lessons in Public School Classrooms, "How leftist race-baiters are violating public school children’s constitutional rights." At Da Fed, Julie Gunlock warns If You Let Government Parent, Don’t Be Surprised When It Claims Your Kids. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 11.16.21, at Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog, Anti-CRT/SJW Roundup for November 16, 2021.
Only a bit of Jan. 6 related news. Jeffrey Lord at Am Spec calls The Persecution of Steve Bannon "A corrupt January 6 committee show trial." Atop Da Hill Harper Neidig whines that Trump urges court to overturn 'rubber stamp' of Jan. 6 committee. Well, just the part about his documents, but the whole thing would be good, too. "In these hyper-partisan times, Congress will increasingly and inevitably use this new weapon to perpetually harass its political rival." TNP, Jan 6 Commission Member Rep. Elaine Luria Has Six Figure Investments In Chinese Communist Party ‘Tool.’ Is she listening to her master's voice? According to Mediaite, Pompeo and Mnuchin Considered Invoking 25th Amendment to Remove Trump After Capitol Riot: Jonathon Karl's new book. But the media would never lie, would they?
Henry Olsen at WaPoo opines Democrats remain clueless on how to prepare for the midterms. AllahPundit at Haut Hair doubts the wisdom of Democrats' hot new midterm strategy: Getting "aggresive" on CRT?. Ace, Democrat Strategists Plot Bold New Response on CRT: Calling Republicans
Liars and Saying That Parents Trying to Ban CRT Just Want to "Let White
Supremacists Write the Curricula"
In the aftermath of the Virginia and New Jersey shocks, I heard several commentators make the point that after the 2016 election, the Democrats -- and the media, who are just Democrats who wear extra make-up -- spent about five days engaging in self-reflection an examining their errors, before deciding, "Nah, everything we did was 100% right, it was the voters who were wrong." . . . ("And the RUSSSIANS, of course!")
And they predicted that would be exactly what the Democrats -- and the media, who are just Democrats with lesser education credentials -- would do this time, too.
And here we go again.
WaEx, Jackie Speier is eighth House Democrat to announce retirement in 2022, AllahPundit at Haut Hair (VIP), Abandon ship: Safe-seat Democrat Jackie Speier throws in the towel, won't run again in 2022. Handwriting meet wall. Pat Buchanan (hey, I remember him!) wonders Are Democrats Looking to the Lifeboats?.
In the PJ Media Insanity Wrap, Vodka Pundit finds Voting by Napkin Legal in Seattle. A lot of things are "legal" in Seattle. Paul Bedard at Wa Ex hears Urgent Wisconsin suit aims to fix balloting before 2022. Kylee Zempel at Da Fed, Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Sues Wisconsin Elections Commission For Flagrantly Breaking The Law.
The lawsuit follows the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau finding numerous times when the elections commission clearly broke state law, including with unattended ballot drop boxes, closed polling locations, and special voting deputies being banned from nursing homes.
One Racine law enforcement investigation revealed how the Wisconsin Elections Commission instructed the staff of a nursing home to break the law by helping residents to vote, a task that nobody is permitted to do except the residents’ families or special voting deputies, which are people appointed by municipal clerks or elections boards to conduct absentee voting at care facilities.
An “election statute was in fact not just broken, but shattered by members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission,” Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said during an October press conference.
At the Milwaukee JS, Madison clerk proposes new ways to comply with Wisconsin Senate GOP subpoena for 2020 election records, "Witzel-Behl told auditors they could look at her records, or handle copies, but could not touch the original documents because of guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice that strictly limits who can handle election documents." TNP, Foreign-Funded Ballot Measure Decision Demands States’ Attention. At Am Great Dan Gelernter wonders How Much Cheating Is Enough?
Virginia was a case of the Democrats cheating, just not quite enough. New Jersey was a case of the Democrats cheating just enough. Every election, especially an off-year election, is a practice session for Democrats to fine-tune their vote-stealing strategy in preparation for the main event. It is a complex balance: Expectations have to be set correctly with the help of sympathetic pollsters. True results have to be projected in order to understand how many fraudulent votes will be required. (This is one of the main reasons election fraud relies on voting centers staying open late and counting operations being arbitrarily suspended—so that the required votes can be requested and delivered.)
Stealing an election isn’t easy, but 2020 showed all those involved that, as long as they work out the mechanics of getting enough phony votes to the right places, the government will back them up: Neither the Justice Department nor the U.S. Supreme Court will force states to abide by their own laws. And there is no redress for a candidate who is cheated out of victory. This has been the case in America at least since the 2010 Connecticut gubernatorial election, and probably for longer than that.
Matt Vespa at Town Hall reports that MSNBC Host (Joy Reid) Throws a Bit of a Tantrum Over How American Voters Don't Like Joe Biden. That'll help. Karen Townsend at Haut Hair, NPR weirdly bemoans Michelle Wu's victory in Boston on the basis of defeating black candidates. NPR delenda est.
Matt Vespa also thinks Wyoming GOP Downgrades Liz Cheney in the Best Way Possible. Run out of town on a rail. figuratively.
Riding the rail (also called being "run out of town on a rail") was a punishment most prevalent in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries in which an offender was made to straddle a fence rail held on the shoulders of two or more bearers. The subject was then paraded around town or taken to the city limits and dumped by the roadside.
Being ridden on a rail was typically a form of extrajudicial punishment administered by a mob, sometimes in connection with tarring and feathering, intended to show community displeasure with the offender so the offender either conformed behavior to the mob's demands or left the community.
A story attributed to Abraham Lincoln has him quoting a victim of being ridden out of town on a rail as having said, "If it weren't for the honor of the thing, I'd just as soon it happened to someone else."
Ah, the good old days.