I skipped over a lot yesterday to get in all the J6 coverage, but that's down to a dull roar again until the next hearing date, so I guess it's back to regular order.
As Biden and the Democrats poll worse among inflation and shortages, their politics become more confrontational and authoritarian. It’s like they secretly want a genuine insurrection. At this rate, they’re going to wind up with people thinking of the January 6 protesters as martyrs who tried to save us from disaster.
Da Caller even reports a Poll that shows Biden Slips Underwater In Massachusetts For The First Time. Wow! Jazz Shaw at Haut Air VIP sees Democrats wanting to cut Biden loose coming out of the closet. At Althouse, "The presidency is a monstrously taxing job and the stark reality is the president would be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of a second term, and that would be a major issue." "Said David Axelrod, with a distinctively clever way to state the numerical fact, quoted in "Should Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise. In interviews, dozens of frustrated Democratic officials, members of Congress and voters expressed doubts about the president’s ability to rescue his reeling party and take the fight to Republicans" (NYT)."
Atop Da Hill, Supreme Court permits counting of Pennsylvania mail ballots with missing dates. Doubling down on their refusal to support election laws. “When a mail-in ballot is not counted because it was not filled out correctly, the voter is not denied the right to vote,” Alito wrote. “Rather, that individual’s vote is not counted because he or she did not follow the rules for casting a ballot." In the continuing battle for the GOP primary in Tennessee, Tennessee Star reports Tennessee Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Robby Starbuck, Political Parties Not Subject to Open Meetings Act. I&I decries YouTube’s Selective Ban On ‘Stolen Election’ Videos. Only Republicans video's are removed.
At Wa Free Bee, Homeland Security Solicited Twitter To ‘Become Involved’ in Disinfo Board. Jerry Dunleavy at WaEx, Mayorkas misled under oath about DHS disinfo board, GOP senators charge. Yep, they were hoping to slide in control over domestic social media. 'Fuzzy Slippers' at LI, Sens. Hawley and Grassley Press DHS On Plans For Ministry of Truth To “Partner” With Social Media
Dana Pico at First Street Journal celebrates as Chesa Boudin gets kicked to the curb. "Mr Boudin is right: the voters were frustrated and outraged, but he never really got it: they were frustrated and outraged at him and his policies, because his policies didn’t work. One would think that someone as intelligent and educated as Mr Boudin would be able to see that, regardless of what he wants to believe, his liberal policies made things worse, not better." Annie Lowry at the Slantic (cited by MSN) isn't pleased, What Chesa Boudin Revealed About an Undemocratic Election System. At Mediaite, Los Angeles Deputy DA Calls Boss Gascón the ‘Champ’ of Criminals, ‘You’re Not Going to Be Punished.’ Will he be next?
On Friday, new inflation numbers came out, and to be frank, they sucked, and the market sank in response. WaEx, Inflation unexpectedly ticks up to 8.6% as fears of recession grow. As the Geller Reports, Stock Market TANKS 800 POINTS At The Open Inflation Hits 40 Year High. The Victory Girls, Biden Dithers While Inflation Hits New 40 Year High. Ace, Inflation Rose 8.6% in May, The Highest Rate of Inflation In... Forty-One Years "Not forty years now. Now it's forty one. Pop-Pop's tearing up the old record book. This is another "unexpectedly," which raises the question: Can we trust economic analysts during Democrat administrations?" Sundance at CTH, May Inflation Higher Than all Expectations at 8.6 Percent, Energy, Gasoline, Food Prices Continue Climbing.
'Becca Downs at Town Hall sees that White House Economist Can't Explain Biden's 'Plan' on Inflation. That's because they don't have one. Sundance, Western Economic Inflation is a Feature, Not a Flaw, Currently Hidden Behind the Purposefully Useful Sanctions Against Russia. A little tin-foil hattish, but not necessarily wrong. AllahPundit at Haut Hair, Biden on today's grisly inflation report: That "Putin price hike" really takes a bite, "They’re still sticking with this dopey talking point, huh?" At Da Wire, President Biden Blames Vladimir Putin For Record-High Inflation. Sundance, Biden Tries Blaming Russia for White House Energy Policy and Inflation. The buck doesn't even slow down as it flies past the Resolute Desk, Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, "More money than God": Biden doubles down on "corporate greed" as excuse for inflation. Funny that companies weren't as greedy when Trump was in office. Even Janet Yellen ain't buyin' at WaEx, Janet Yellen bucks liberal talking point that corporations are driving inflation. Guy Benson@guypbenson, "I’m relieved Yellen is assuring us that a recession is unlikely. She totally nailed it on inflation!"
At CNS News, Rep. Kevin Hern: ‘The American People Don’t Believe That Inflation Is Only 8% … Everything Is Up Double Digit’. I do think the indexes tend to understate it. Heather Long@byHeatherLong "Groceries +11.9% y/y -->Biggest inc. since 1979 Chicken +17.4% ->Largest ever Restaurants +9% -> Largest ever Fuel oil +107% ->Largest ever Electricity +12% ->Largest since '06 Rent +5.2% ->Largest since 1987 Airfare +37.8% ->Largest since 1980 Services +5.7% ->Largest since 1990" Bloomies reports US Consumer Sentiment Slumps to Record Low on Inflation Woes. Capt. Ed, Pessimism confirmed: Consumer sentiment plummets to 40-year low. Fortune, What causes a recession? Maybe it’s you and how grumpy you are about the economy. True, at some level. All that keeps economics from becoming a real science is human emotion. Da Caller, The Billionaires Predicting The Country Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket Under The Democrats. At the Insider, The wealth of American households has declined for the first time since the pandemic began, due to a $3 trillion stock-market wipeout. Sundance records how Americans Respond to Biden Saying U.S. Economy is Great
All should note the article “Average U.S. gas prices top $5 a gallon, as surging energy costs squeeze economy.” in The Washington Post.
The same Washington Post that is the only newspaper for most Northern Virginians who get one.
That article shows again the depths to which the progressive press will descend to deny the effects of the conscious policies of the left on domestic energy production.
At PJ Media Matt Margolis experiences a FLASHBACK: When ‘Experts’ Claimed Gas Prices Would NOT Skyrocket Under Biden. Jon Dougherty at the Conservative Brief, says the Results Are In: Most Americans Believe Biden Intentionally Keeping Gas Prices High. Paul Bedard at WaEx reports Aggies organize to challenge #Bidenflation “The Left long ago lost touch with rural America’s culture and values, and Ag Conservatives will be relentless in pushing back on overreaching and misguided policies while promoting the pro-agriculture reforms needed to ensure our farms are here for generations to come,” Executive Director Jeff Snow said."
At the Wa Free Bee, Biden Reboots Obama-Era Green Energy Loan Program That Funded Solyndra And Cost Taxpayers Billions. Only the good die young. Stacey Lennox at PJ details The Surprising Ways Biden's NIMBY Energy Policy Could Affect You Sooner Than You Think. At Fox Business, Battery shortage is affecting U.S. energy, drive to replace fossil fuels with other sources, "The shortage threatens the pace of the U.S. transition away from fossil fuels as the Biden administration seeks to decarbonize the grid by 2035." Unless a phenomenal breakthrough occurs, batteries won't cut it.
In random inflation and supply chain news, Don Surber reports Groceries up 11.9%. ADN America claims Manhattan median rent skyrockets to $4,000, first time ever. My sympathies are small. KT at Ace's expounds on Why baby formula recipes are often old recipes in the USA. "So current regulations and regulatory practices inhibit innovation and new investment. Perfect. Compare to pharmaceutical innovation and manufacture. Anything that triggers a new FDA product application is extremely expensive." CNN admits A tampon shortage is the latest nightmare for women. "The shortages appear to stem from supply constraints around key materials like cotton and plastic, which are also used in personal protective equipment, and have been in high demand from the start of the pandemic. The war in Ukraine has further crimped supply because Russia and Ukraine are both major exporters of fertilizer, which is used to grow cotton. A drought in Texas hasn't helped, either."
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From Twitchy, Matt Walsh: Rolling Stone writer who did hit piece on ‘What Is a Woman’ watched zero percent of the film. Matt Vespa at Town Hall bemoans The 'Once-in-a-Generation' Scientist Who Had His Life Ruined by Overblown 'Me Too' Nonsense
Paul Caron at The TaxProfBlog has More On Ilya Shapiro And Georgetown Law School.
At Haut Hair, John Sexton hears Andrew Sullivan claim The scolds are in retreat. He believes it, but I don't. However, they are facing more opposition, and they don't like it one little bit.