OK, back from the walk, waiting on the storm. Let's look at the politics folder. AllahPundit at Haut Hair predicts the Dempocalypse: Quinnipiac poll shows Biden approval at -37 among young adults "These numbers are so gruesome that some professional pollsters simply refuse to believe them." also, Bill Maher: Dems are going to get their asses kicked because they've given up on common sense. Ace, Matt Yglesias' Substack: Republicans May Have 60 Senate Seats After 2024, also with the flaming crack pipe smoking skull, Quinnipiac Poll: Biden at 33% Approval; Hispanic Approval Rate: 26%, Lower Than With Whites. "Well, bear in mind: Suburban College-Educated Karen is all-in for the Democrat Party because Twitter Told Her So . . . I don't think Hispanic women have become Twitter addicts yet." At Unherd, Alex Perez explains Why Hispanics gave up on the Left "Even if Trump doesn’t run in 2024, his brand of Republicanism is so popular with Hispanics that it will play a crucial part in the election." Sundance at CTH, CNBC Forced to Tell the Horrible, Terrible, Bad, Bad Results of Their Biden Performance Poll. Breitbart, ‘We’ve Done F—ing Horrible’: Democrats Blame ‘Messaging’ for Failures. Atop Da Hill, Democrats blame messaging for their political problems. However, Matt Margolis at PJ Media, Guess Who Democrats Will Blame for Their Midterm Election Losses? "On Sunday, the Associated Press claimed that U.S. intelligence officials have assessed that “Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order a new campaign to interfere in American politics.”"
Jeff Carter crunches the numbers and finds Inflation Hits Annualized Rate of 16.8%, Gas is up 52%. CNBC, Supplier prices rose 11.2% from a year ago in March, the biggest gain on record. WSJ, cited at Haut Hair, Even in a hot economy, wages aren't keeping up with inflation. Stacy Lennox at PJ Media explains Why Inflation Could Still Get Much Worse. Breitbart, Biden’s High-Migration Economy: Wages Crash by Almost 3 Percent Capt. Ed, WSJ: Biden's lying about inflation -- and workers know it. Nick Arama at Red State thinks Kamala Embarasses Herself Badly With Her Solution to Inflation. "I acknowledge one must acknowledge that prices are going up. . . .What I can say is that people deserve to know that their president, that our administration, is concerned enough to do something about it, so that is what we are doing." From Wa Free Bee, Veep in Free Fall: Even California Voters Souring on Kamala Harris. At News Nation, Inflation forcing retirees back into jobs. We're not there, yet. Sundance, Fed Governor Christopher Waller Predicts We Have Reached Peak Inflation, Here Is What they Will Not Say. Howie Carr at the BH, Biden out to empty your pockets. NYPO ed board, Biden uses Putin ‘genocide’ as distraction from inflation woes. Insty, as his occasional gig at NYPo maintains Don’t pretend that high prices and American suffering are a ‘bug’ for the establishment — it’s a historic feature. At Fox, Psaki slams Gov. Abbott over truck inspections at Texas-Mexico border, blames him for price increases. Da Wire, Jen Psaki Now Blames A Republican Governor For ‘Raising Prices’ On Americans. At Red State, Manchin Slams Biden Again – Is It Just the Tip of the Iceberg? . Vodka Pundit at Insty, SPOILER: WE’LL GET BOTH. White House Expects More Inflation, Not Recession.
Ace, Traitor Mitt Romney Undecided on Running for Reelection As Chances of Securing the Nomination Look Poor, "Via Matt Margolis, the Severe Conservative may be thinking of retiring to spend more time with his Morning Joe." Breitbart features a Georgia Poll: Brian Kemp Has Wide Lead over David Perdue in Governor’s Primary. Guy Benson at Town Hall notices Another Wave Breadcrumb? New York Special Election Goes...Very Red. KT at Haut Hair hears a Vulnerable Democrat turns border hawk: Biden "really needs to step up." But do we believe her? 'Bonchie' at Red State is buoyant over the Leftwing Rage that Ensues After Ron DeSantis Releases New Redistricting Map, Wipes out Democrat Gains. Not likely to be overturned, either. Da Wire, DeSantis Makes Major Move To Bring Big GOP Gains: ‘Entirely Wiping Out’ All Democrat Gains Nationally.
Also sure to piss of the libs, Paul Bedard at WaEx sees States urged to tighten security of elections, balloting. Natalia Mittlestadt at JTN, After 2020 'Zuckerbucks' controversy, election group starts new program, cuts back on grants, "While CTCL claims more grants were awarded to counties won by Trump than by Biden, the left-leaning nonprofit gave larger grants and more money per capita to Democratic counties than to Republican ones. . . .The new election alliance will provide $80 million over five years to a network for local election officials to receive aid from." They're not going to give up. And why should they? They got away with it last time. At Haut Hair, Jazz Shaw reports Another push for mandatory voting, because Democrats can't count on their own voters. Also, Russia now openly planning to try to help elect Trump? Not so fast. More smoke blown up your ass. Sundance at CTH, Mitch McConnell Warns About Republican Voters Supporting Unacceptable Candidates. Time to end the gerontocracy. Capt. Ed, DNC to Iowa, New Hampshire: Pound sand. I'm OK with that. Maybe we need primary dates to be chosen by lottery? Rick Moran at PJ Media reports Biden's Choice for ATF Chief Once Claimed Ohio 'Rigged' Elections. Insurrectionist!Hayley Milon Bour@HayleyMilon, "Multiple sources have confirmed that a special grand jury has been convened re: the investigation into the Loudoun County School Board's handling of multiple sexual assaults in LCPS high schools #loudoun #lcps." Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Youngkin's revenge: Will entire Loudoun County school board face voters in November? The Red Neck Intellectual has Sex and the Schools, or, An Essay You Don’t Want to Read, The first in a series . . . John Sexton at Haut Hair cites Ross Douthat at the NYT on The culture war over gender and how different people view it. Althouse, In November 2019, they all laughed at Dennis Prager for saying what, in 2022, they all get mad at you for not saying. Mythinformed MKE@MythinformedMKE, "Dennis Prager is mocked on Bill Maher when he describes the now mainstream leftist belief that “men can menstruate” This is from Nov 2019. Queer Theory and Critical Race theory ideology are so radical and incoherent, one risks looking crazy pointing them out " Also, "If there’s no community control of the schools, what we have is kids being not only indoctrinated but groomed in a very real sense by people who are, whether they know it or not, sexual predators", Said David Mamet, quoted in "David Mamet slammed over claim that many male teachers are ‘inclined’ to be pedophiles" (NY Post)." From Helen Roy at Am Great, Groomergate. At LI, a VIDEO: “Children Are Sexual Beings From The Moment of Birth” – Seminar At National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference “Getting Ready to Get Ready: How to Implement a PreK-5 Sexuality Curriculum” seminar in 2018 illustrates the philosophy that is driving the sex education of the youngest private school students. From Da Callerr, an EXCLUSIVE: The Head Of A Christian Texas School Told Kids The Church Is ‘Normalizing Same-Sex Relationships’. The long march through the institutions. Becca Downs at Town Hall, Congresswoman Doubles Down on Promoting Drag Queen Story Hour in Cringeworthy Tweets. But at Am Spec, Scott McKay speculates Has the Right’s March Through the Institutions Begun? "Elon Musk’s potential hostile takeover of Twitter is only one data point in a growing trend." At Da Wire, Twitter Suspends Popular Account That Exposes Radical Gender Theories For ‘Hateful Conduct.’ Nat Blake at Da Fed has an NYT Columnist who Admits Schools Are Grooming Children Into LGBT Identities.
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ADDED: He's promising us free speech. Can we trust him? I don't know, but: 1. We can't trust the current owners of Twitter, and 2. We need to stay engaged and hold his feet to the fire: You promised us free speech, now, and you must give it to us. That won't assure that we get free speech. It will always be a struggle. And not just with him, but with ourselves. You can't know that you will continue in your love for free speech. You may love it in the abstract, but you might fall out of love if you really see it in practice.
What's the fun of being a billionaire if you can't buy the toys you want? Jazz Shaw, Here we go. Musk offers to buy Twitter outright, and the best part is Liberals Absolutely Lose It Over Elon Musk's Hostile Takeover Bid of Twitter ('Bonchie'). Twitchy notes ‘Don’t like it? Build your own PLATFORM, bro’: Max Boot admitting he’s ‘frightened’ of Elon Musk allowing free speech on Twitter goes SO wrong. This one is worth breaking my self imposed Twitter ban for. (Besides, if Elon buys it, I might join):
Democracy requires attacks on the culture of free speech, more authoritarianism, says WP guy. https://t.co/ZB4ab2MSpX— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 14, 2022