Saturday, July 9, 2022

Biden Below Trump, Wisconsin SC Ban Drop Boxes, Kavanagh Stalked, Bannon Swatted, Elon Backs Out

At WaEx, Paul Bedard sees Joe's low: Biden approval falls below Trump’s worst point. The difference being that Trump as always being hammered by the media, whereas they have propped Biden up as much as they could. Nice Deb at Am Great, Biden’s Approval Rating Drops to 37 Percent in New Insider Advantage Poll, Voters Say Economy Most Important Issue. Spence Brown at Town Hall thinks the Latest Presidential Approval Poll Will Make Joe Biden Blow a Gasket. He has a gasket left? Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Still slidin': Biden back to bottom of Reuters tracking poll as Dems bail. Also a Haut Hair, AllahPundit whines about Malaise: Right track/wrong track number is worst in more than a decade. At Breitbart, Only 1 in 5 Americans Wants Joe Biden to Run for President in 2024. Joe Cunningham at Red State, Biden Faces Open Rebellion From His Own Party, KIm Strassel at WSJ (cited at Haut Hair) wonders why Won't Biden fire anyone?

Mr. Biden’s cabinet is a study in attention deficit disorder. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas might be handling a border crisis were he not busy interviewing Mary Poppinses to head a “disinformation board.” Attorney General Merrick Garland is too tied up tracking parents at school-board meetings to tackle violent crime. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland blew through a deadline for a new offshore leasing plan to increase oil supply, focused as she is on creating a “Truth and Healing Commission.” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg —charged with unsnarling Covid supply-chain snags—was last seen unveiling a $1 billion pilot project to promote “racial equity” in America’s roads. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, was last seen . . . never.

Stacy McCain Hunter Biden: ‘Go F–k Yourself Jill’ A step-son trashing a step-mother; say it ain't so, Joe!

Down the Pipeline, Biden's Billionaire Donors Having Buyers' Remorse. Capt. Ed again, this time with Dems governors: Biden's in over his head, out of ideas, and out of time. So Joe gave a speech on abortion.  Stacy McCain explore why it looks likely Biden Repeats Unverified Story About 10-Year-Old Ohio Girl’s Abortion: HOAX?. Ace, With Democrat Party Having Turned On Him, Biden "Gets Tough" By Signing Illegal Executive Order On Abortion, Very Special Bonus Content: "Repeat the Line". Nick Arama at Red State says Biden's Incoherent Abortion Remarks Include 'Ron Burgundy' Moment. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 07.08.22, Louder With Crowder: Did Joe Biden Read Stage Directions Off the Teleprompter Like a Senile Old Buffoon Again? It sure looks like it. Also, Weasel Zippers, Watch As HHS Sec Becerra Almost Loses It As Biden Has A “Ron Burgundy” Moment. AllahPundit sees Angry Dems wonder Why isn't Biden doing more to delegitimize the Supreme Court?

Athena Thorne at PJ Media thinks it's a sign, Is He Running? Trump Plane Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint. Of course he's running. AllahPundit, DeSantis hits back at Gavin Newsom: "He was treating them like peasants" "I repeat what I said a week ago. DeSantis vs. Newsom is the only plausible 2024 match-up that wouldn’t be soul-crushing on one or both sides. It would be high-energy, enjoyably nasty, and a true battle of ideologues after two cycles of mushy Democratic nominees." From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 07.08.22,  Shark Tank: DeSantis Skewers Progressive Newsom Over his “Terrible Governance”. But Mary Rooke at Da Caller thinks Newsome might be A Dem Dark Horse the Has The Power To Trample The GOP In 2024. I doubt it, I don't think he'll sell well outside California.

Gallup reports Americans' Intensity Running High Before U.S. Midterms. At Breitbart, Democrats ‘Outright Worry’ About Huge Losses in Midterms. Sarah Arnold at Town Hall sees Another Red Wave Is Hitting Florida. Capt. Ed reads a Dem pollster: Kemp up in Georgia -- and so is Walker. And a Republican who I won't be sad to see beaten? Even CNN Admits It's Not Looking Too Good for Liz Cheney ('Beca Downs at Town Hall). 

At TNP, 52% Say Cheating Impacted 2020 Election, While 50% Say It Will Blight U.S. Mid Terms. And proving it, Reuters reports Wisconsin Supreme Court outlaws ballot drop boxes for elections. More to the point, they were not legal. Althouse reads the NYT, "The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday prohibited the use of most drop boxes for voters to return absentee ballots, giving the state’s Republicans a major victory in their efforts to limit voting access in urban areas."

"The 4-to-3 ruling by the court’s conservative majority will take effect for Wisconsin’s primary elections next month, though its true impact most likely will not be felt until the November general election. Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, and Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, both face what are expected to be very close re-election bids. The court adopted a literal interpretation of state law, finding that returning an absentee ballot to a municipal clerk, as Justice Rebecca G. Bradley wrote for the majority, 'does not mean nor has it been historically understood to mean delivery to an unattended ballot drop box.'"

Brian Parsons at Am Think thinks (no, not yet) It’s Time to Lock Down Red State Elections, to prevent Democrat meddling. At Da Fed, the unsinkable Mollie Hemingway reports on how Good Government Groups Ask State Officials To Stop Biden’s Federal Takeover Of Elections. At CNS News, DOJ Suing Arizona Over Proof-of-Citizenship Requirements for Voters. Why does Merrick Garland want non-citizens to vote?

Politico pleased (via Haut Hair) that Kavanaugh forced to leave restaurant through back door after protesters gatherShutDownDC@ShutDown_DC "We hear Kavanaugh snuck out the back with his security detail. @mortons should be ashamed for welcoming a man who so clearly hates women." John Sexton at Haut Hair, Justice Kavanaugh went out for dinner and progressives were outraged (now offering $200 for the location of any conservative justice). Twitchy, Karine Jean-Pierre’s response to Peter Doocy’s question about pro-abort activists harassing Brett Kavanaugh is nothing short of outrageous 

Insty, JOE BIDEN’S RETURN TO DECENCY: White House Defends Harassment of Justice Kavanaugh in DC Restaurant: ‘This Is What a Democracy Is.’ From Callie Patterson at NYPo, Morton’s steakhouse blasts protesters who ‘harassed’ Kavanaugh at dinner
“Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant,” a representative told Politico. “Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner. There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”

Tom Lifson at Am Think wonders  Will we ever know the identity of the Supreme Court leaker? The longer it goes unanswered, the more I suspect Sonya Sotomayor. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 07.08.22,  Twitchy, SIREN: Steve Bannon was the victim of ‘swatting’ at his D.C. townhouse, "According to reports, someone placed a 911 call “to report an individual with a mental health crisis” and that “he was making threats that he shot someone”"

John Ransom at ET reports a Key Figure in Jan. 6 Events Backs Claims That Cheney, January 6 Committee Lied

Witness and former Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney Ken Klukowski, who testified before the committee last week, said in a statement provided to The Federalist over the July 4 weekend, “The January 6 Committee falsely accused me on Thursday of being a go-between in a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. That accusation is false both in its broad outlines and its details.”

In an exclusive interview with The Epoch Times, former Trump lawyer John Eastman said he supports Klukowski’s claims. Trump critic and committee member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) said that the testimony only shows that Klukowski was appointed to his DOJ position under the influence of Eastman—a claim that both deny.

At Da Beast, How the Jan. 6 Panel Is Supercharging the Georgia Trump Investigation. WaPoo analyzes More Republicans now call Jan. 6 a ‘legitimate protest’ than a ‘riot’. How's that committee thing working out? At Da Wire, Michigan GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Appears In Federal Court, Pleads Not Guilty To January 6 Charges. Atop Da Hill, Oath Keepers leader pushes to testify publicly before Jan. 6 panel. If they don't let him, it's because they're hiding something. 

D. Parker at Am Think, thinks this is The biggest story the media don't want to tell you about

Illegal invaders planned a July 4 terror attack with assault weapons. Why isn't this big news?

Why aren't the nation's socialist media all over a potential mass shooting with "assault weapons" like the attack in Highland Park on July 4?

Richmond police chief Gerald Smith revealed in a news conference Wednesday that two "non–U.S. citizens" were planning a mass shooting at a Fourth of July celebration in Richmond. The attack was thwarted on July 1 when Richmond police received a tip from a citizen. The police chief stated that a heroic citizen overheard the planning for the attack, which was to take place at the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater during the annual Independence Day celebration, in a phone conversation. A call to the Richmond Police Department on Friday led to the eventual arrest of two Guatemalan men in the country illegally.

At City Journal,  Self-Inflicted Wounds "The Fed’s past complacency undermines its present effort to fight inflation." Capt. Ed, Green light for the Fed: US adds 372,000 jobs in June and AP/NORC poll: It's still *really* the economy, stupid -- especially in the suburbs. Nick Arama, WH Tells Whopper on Economy, Secret 'Plan' to Deal With Inflation Is Hilarious "we are in a strong, we are stronger economically than we have been in history,"

Ace reports a Gas Station Owner Follows Biden's Orders To Cut the Price of Gas; Loses Twelve Thousand Dollars. Capt. Ed. Why is Biden selling US oil abroad, asks ... House Dem (Ro Khanna). Tristan Justice at Da Fed on how Biden’s Swamp Brings Back ‘Sue And Settle’ To Hide Behind Courts As It Stomps Out Fossil Fuels. At NYPo, A liberal TikToker’s viral epic rant against tone-deaf Democrats and why they’ll lose in November. It's the stupid Biden economy. 

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 07.08.22,  Twitchy: Elon Musk Terminates $44 Billion Offer To Buy Twitter. The Peacock, Elon Musk notifies Twitter he is terminating deal. Ace, Elon Musk Formally Notifies Twitter of His Intent to Cancel His Purchase of the Company. Ace's Pixie Misa, Daily Tech News 9 July 2022   "Elon Musk has notified Twitter he is breaking off the engagement after Twitter failed three times in a row to solve that captcha where you have to identify all the squares containing traffic lights. (CNBC). Twitter has vowed to sue and says it will prevail because it can do the one with the taxis, two times out of three." Spam bots don't buy products based on advertising. 

The Babylon Bee worries that a  Study Shows Kids Who Are Homeschooled Could Miss Out On Opportunity To Be A Gay Communist. Vicky Taft at PJ Media reports Singer Macy Gray Has Been Re-Educated on What a Woman Is and It's the Creepiest Thing You'll See Today. At Althouse, "Providers of sex education in schools are teaching children that prostitution is a 'rewarding job' and failed to advise a 14-year-old girl having sex with a 16-year-old boy that it was illegal." Breitbart, has an Exclusive: Army Training Says Soldiers Must Shower with Transgender Persons of Opposite Sex.

John Sexton, Getting out: Retiring UCLA professor on how woke activists overtook his department. "it’s probably too late to undo the damage wokeness has done to our universities. Maybe the best anyone can do now is try to limit the spread to other institutions."

Ace, Covid Reporter Alex Berenson Returns to Twitter After Settling Lawsuit Against It; Free Beacon Reports That FaceBook's Source for "Fact" Checks About the Biden Administration Is... the Claims of the Flacks and Hacks of the Biden Administration

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