Friday, April 29, 2022

Half Way to Recession, Biden Stumbles, and more

KT at Haut Hair has a Dem pollster's bad news for Democrats: Avoid publicity if you attend Nerd Prom. John Sexton (also at Haut Hair) read WaPoo so you don't have to, Washington Post: Are Democrats headed for long-term catastrophe in the Senate? 

Democrats are likely to lose 3-4 Senate seats this year and that’s just the start of their troubles. Bazelon goes on to point out that 2024 is looking ever worse for Democrats. There are six Senate seats up for reelection in 2024 in states where Biden either lost the state or won narrowly. If Democrats perform close to their historical average in that election they have a good chance of losing those six plus another two more that would be on the bubble.

Kira Davis at Red State points out, The Left Has Created Their Own Misery JB Shurk at Am Think channels Democrats: 'It's Not Us, It's You!'. NYT, cited at Haut Hair hears Dems ask if they should hit back harder against the GOP.

Halfway to a recession, as JTN reports, U.S. economic growth in first quarter declined at annualized rate of 1.4%, feds report. The definition of recession is two quarters of negative growth. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Stagflation arrives? GDP falls in Q1, but ... "the good news is that the shrink is fairly technical. The bad news, however, is that there may be no reason to think that will only pop up in Q1." Ace, We're Officially Unofficially In a Recession as the Government Reports the First Quarter GDP Shrank 1.4%,  "Unexpectedly, the most incompetent and socialist (fake) president in history delivers the expected bitter fruits of incompetence and socialism." Insty from his gig at NYPo, Stagflation is staring Biden in the face — but he refuses to change course. Zach Evans at NR, Biden ‘Not Concerned about Recession,’ Touts ‘Enormous Growth’ after Economy Shrinks in First Quarter. Ace, Biden Seeks Sweeping New Powers To Confiscate Wealth to Fight The Enemy, "To fight the fascists, we had to become the fascists. Eric Grover at Am Spec, Fed to the Rescue? A Fanboy Account of the Central Bank’s COVID Intervention "Chairman Jerome Powell’s pandemic response continued a trend of increasing involvement in our economy." Scott Powell at Am Think thinks Mounting U.S. Debt and Misguided Foreign Policy Risk a Dollar Doomsday. I just had to do it.

Mary Chastain at LI reports Biden Blocks Oil Drilling on Millions of Acres in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. Paul Bedard at WaEx, Voters know: High gas prices are Biden’s fault. Da Caller,  GOP Campaign Arm To Sell Biden-Themed Gas Canisters As Gas Prices Stay High. Alas, I have more gas cans than I know what to do with. Wa Free Bee, Pain at the Pump: Virginia Dems Block Youngkin’s Gas Tax Holiday

Mike Ginsberg at Da Caller wonders Can Kevin McCarthy Overcome His Very Bad Week? Is anyone outside the beltway even paying attention? Kurt Schlicter claims Conservatives Are Not Giving Spineless Leaders Any Second Chances. Capt. Ed reads a New book: Manchin would flip to GOP -- if McConnell stepped down. I'm OK with that, but right now Manchin is a power, as a Republican Senator he'd be a weak leftie one. We already have enough of them. Speaking of which, the NYT claims Shunned by the right, Murkowski bets big on the center in Alaska. AllahPundit at Haut Hair Yes, let's ban senators from running for president His version of the anti-Cruz missile. Politico is pleased to report It's Trump vs. Cruz in Ohio and Pa. Senate races. Breitbart argues Party Bylaws Did Not Disqualify Trump-Backed Pick for Nashville District, Despite Tennessee GOP Chairman’s Claims, for Morgan Ortagus and a couple more. AllahPundit whines about Dem rep: What evidence is there that Democrats hate Clarence Thomas for being a black conservative? Plenty. Tristan Justice at Da Fed reports Far-Left Congressional Black Caucus Uses Liz Cheney To Fundraise. She's complicit. 

Shelby Talcott at Da Caller has Resurfaced Interview Reveals McCain Associate’s Leak To Buzzfeed Was Alleged ‘Hail Mary’ To Prevent Trump Inauguration. Reuters, Trump allies breach U.S. voting systems in search of 2020 fraud ‘evidence’. How dare you look under our hood! From Hollywood in Toto, The Elon Musk Effect: ‘2000 Mules’ May Thrive in Twitter 2.0, "Dinesh D'Souza's election expose arrives at the perfect cultural moment."

In the wake of New York’s Highest Court Strikes Down Democrats’ ‘Undemocratic’ Gerrymandering, All 7 judges were appointed by Democrats, (Wa Free Bee), John Sexton at Haut Hair reports Princeton investigating head of gerrymandering lab for possible data manipulation

Alex Parker at Red State says Democrat Legislators Want Children Taught Sex, Specifically 'Pleasure-Based Sexual Relations'. Breitbart, Department of Education Training Video Features Biology Teacher Saying Ovaries Produce Eggs, Not Women. Rick Moran at PJ Media hears of a Kansas Lawmaker Denounced for Feeling Discomfort at Sharing a Bathroom With Transgender Colleague. At Wa Free Bee again, Iowa Dem Wants To Keep Kids in ‘Failing’ Public Schools, Just Not Her Daughter "Congressional candidate Christina Bohannan sent daughter to private school for 'personalized education,' then joined school's board." Da Caller claims an EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Chip Roy Demands Answers From School District Over ‘Radical’ Segregation Experiment On 5th Graders, "As part of the experiment, dark-haired students were labeled more privileged, while others were deemed not as intelligent, told to clean up after the other children and given games with missing pieces so they were unable to play properly, NISD parents Brandi and Mike Lininger confirmed to the DCNF." Da Wire reports  Biden Tells Conservatives To Stop Making Teachers The ‘Target Of The Culture Wars’. Then stop trying to groom our kids. 

At Politico, DeSantis officials say Florida won’t pay Disney’s debt — but there's no plan yet, "Democrats and the special district say $1 billion in outstanding debt could be unloaded on nearby Orange and Osceola counties." At the Tampa Freep, a Report: Disney Quietly Surrenders To DeSantis, GOP’s “Shock And Awe” "Disney plans to keep quiet about politics after publicly sparring with Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis over legislation related to LGBT content in education, according to The Wall Street Journal." Mission accomplished. 

From Althouse, "Likelihood of Trump Indictment in Manhattan Fades as Grand Jury Wraps Up." The NYT reports.

The grand jury’s expiration at the end of the month does not preclude prosecutors from impaneling another jury.... But impaneling a new grand jury could create challenges for any potential case. Mr. Trump’s lawyers could argue — and a judge might agree — that prosecutors were inappropriately hunting for a more favorable group of jurors.

He's escaped more trap than Indiana Jones and Road Runner together. He must be the cleanest man in politics. 

At Am Spec, Jeff Lord speculates that The January 6 Committee Indicts Itself , "248-page filing of self-indictment released. Sister Toldja at Red State, Heartbreak on Capitol Hill as Democrats Come to a Realization About Jan. 6 CommitteeEmily Jashinsky@emilyjashinsky "Dems are telling the press they’re worried the country is too “distracted” by inflation to care about their January 6 hearings." Ace, Sad Dull Pudgy Clown Chuck Todd: "Voters Just Don't Care About January 6th At All. Waah waah wah wah wahhhhhh." At WaEx, Paul Bedard has Eyes on Cheney as Jan. 6 panel mulls Ginni Thomas subpoena. Rusty Weiss at PI hears a Report that Mitch McConnell Was ‘Exhilarated’ That Trump ‘Committed Political Suicide’ On January 6 and 'Bonchie' at Red State has the receipts as Marjorie Taylor Greene Leaves Jim Acosta Stammering After He Confronts Her With a False Narrative

Lloyd Billingsley at Front Page, sees Foreshadowing of Bureau Injustice "The FBI’s past political subterfuge previews what lies ahead of midterms and 2024." From Insty, THE FBI IS STARTING TO LOOK KIND OF UNTRUSTWORTHY: Nicki Clyne@nickiclyne, "BREAKING: In the case of US v. Keith Raniere, three forensic experts, including a former FBI Special Agent of 20 years, have filed affidavits affirming that the FBI tampered and planted the child porn evidence presented at trial, in motion to stay appeal."

Apparently we don't have enough dis or misinformation, so the government is creating an agency to take care of that. Breitbart, Department of Homeland Security Sets Up ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ to Fight ‘Misinformation’. Sundance at CTH has the video as Tucker Carlson Emphasizes the Mission Priority of Newest DHS Agency, Disinformation Governance Board. At Insty, THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH IS REAL:

Things got pretty weird, pretty quickly in the wake of Elon Musk’s trial balloon about buying Twitter, a deal that went through Monday, much to the chagrin of the progressive chattering class who were super duper certain the Tesla and SpaceX boy genius was just foolin’ for fun.

Poor NPR, for example, forced to aggregate what Musk might actually do with his new toy (and, to be fair, they pulled from his own public statements), characterizes the sale this way:
“[T]he world’s richest person who has a penchant for theatrics and erratic behavior is about to have the power to reshape discourse on a social network used by more than 200 million people every day.”
They’re not handling it very well.

Hence, the new federally-run truth commission, brought to you courtesy of Homeland Security.

The Biden administration and progressive activists (including former President Obama) sprang into action following Monday’s announcement and — quite literally — began the process of defining disinformation and calling for its regulation to make sure bad speech was addressed and eliminated from the collective safe space.

And more than you could ever want to know about Elon Musk taking Twitter to task (DIY style): 

Congress Needs the CROWD Act to Protect Free Speech - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Report: Google Turns Off ‘Newspeak’ Correction Tool (For Now) – Summit News
This 2020 Time Article Explains Why The Left Fears Losing Twitter
Instapundit » Blog Archive » OUR RULING CLASS IS COMPOSED OF SORRY SPECIMENS OF HUMANITY: The insecurity and outright envy…
Will Babylon Bee get out of Twitter jail? | Washington Examiner
Let's be clear about what it's like to be harassed on Twitter – HotAir
THIS –> Elon Musk has just one word in response to Biden forming his own ‘Ministry of Truth’ as a way to monitor (control) free speech –
Musk Should Choose To Run Twitter Under the Spirit of the First Amendment | Opinion
Althouse: Jack Dorsey called Elon Musk the "singular solution" to Twitter's problems and said "I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness."
Ace of Spades HQ Twitter Puts a "Sensitive Content" Warning on a Babylon Bee Video About Twitter Employees Being Too Sensitive
The Biggest Loser in Musk’s Twitter Takeover? Chuck Schumer › American Greatness
FCC Rejects Call to Block Elon Musk's Purchase of Twitter | CNSNews
Libs Of TikTok Removed From Social Media Tool For ‘Inappropriate Use’ | The Daily Caller
Tearing Down the Silicon Valley Wall › American Greatness
Elizabeth Warren: We Need Big Tech 'Rules' to 'Break' Elon Musk's Stranglehold
Mollie Hemingway Drops Adam Schiff After Elon Musk’s Twitter Deal Triggers Him | The Daily Wire
EU Threatens Elon Musk: “It’s Not Your Rules Which Will Apply Here” – Summit News
It's about time to crack open Big Tech's black boxes which suppress conservatives
The Elon effect: Trump is suddenly posting on Truth Social again – HotAir
Texas man to Musk: Relocate Twitter to Texas and I'll give you 100 acres for free – HotAir
That was quick: Senate Democrats suggest Musk should be called to testify about his plans for Twitter – HotAir
Robert Reich’s play to put Elon Musk and Colin Kaepernick on the same ‘free speech’ field crumbles quickly –
BREAKING: MTG announces bill to reform Section 230, proposes roundtable with Elon Musk | The Post Millennial
Dem Senator Ed Markey Mocked For Defending Online Censorship As 'Algorithmic Justice' - The Political Insider
Elon Musk suggests name change for Trump's Truth Social
Reasons to think there will be layoffs at Twitter if Elon Musk gains control (Update) – HotAir

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