Sunday, July 10, 2022

Welcome Back Carter

 Kind of a quiet Sunday Morning.

Across the pond at Da Guardian, they worry about Biden in crisis mode as specter of one-term Carter haunts White House. Carter is a best case scenario. But Rick Moran at PJ Media hears Democrats Getting No Sense of Urgency From Biden or His Aides to Turn Things Around Before Midterms. 'Bonchie' at Red State sees White House Goes Weapons Hot on the Democrat Base as Divisions Explode Into the Open. "Overpromising and underdelivering is a terrible political strategy, and eventually, it catches up with any politician who tries it." Capt. Ed at Haut Hair cites Gallup: Confidence in one institution plunges from 2021 for some reason, the presidency. Nick Arama at Red State has an amusing vignette, An Intriguing Exchange Between Jill and Joe Biden:

We've all been there! At Wa Free Bee, Kamala Harris Doesn’t Want To Be in Charge of Anything, except everything.

AllahPundit grins about an Alaska poll: Murkowski wins, Palin loses?. "It has a ranked-choice four-way ballot." Also, Fetterman returns to the campaign trail, sort of. But is he up to it?. Only a little brain damage after his stroke. Eh, he only wants to be a Senator. Who needs brains when you can vote the party line? Fox wants to acquaint you with the 'anti-Squad' Republicans hoping to take the midterm ballot box by storm "Pact of first-time candidates and political outsiders find common cause in America First identity."

A reminder from the Conservative Brief that Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Public Absentee Drop Boxes Are Illegal. The 2020 election in Wisconsin was conducted illegally.

Stacy McCain, Steve Bannon Gets SWATted "SWATting is not a “prank.” People can get killed. The guy who targeted me for a SWATting in 2013 was sentenced to federal prison."

Two people familiar with former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone's testimony Friday told CNN that the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, did not ask him if he told then-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson the day of the attack that they would "get charged with every crime imaginable" if they went to the US Capitol.

If asked, he would not have confirmed that particular statement, the sources said.

AllahPundit at Haut Hair sheepishly admits Those suspicious IRS audits of Comey and McCabe may not be so suspicious after all. Lot's of money coming from new sources triggers audits. 

Sundance at CTH, Wharton Finance Professor Looks Deeper into June Jobs Data, Outlook Not So Good – Hours Worked Dropped Equivalent to 450,000 Lost Jobs. More people working less hours for less money. Thanks Brandon! At the Spectator World, cited at Haut Hair, The numbers are in: red states are winning. "People are moving away from California and into Florida and Texas." At NYPo, Even penguins are suffering from inflation — and they’re pissed. Nobody like cheap fish. 

At Breitbart, a report that  Top Oversight Republican in Congress Demands Testimony, Documents from Biden Officials on Oil Reserve Sale to Hunter-Linked Chinese Firm. At WUWT, Michael Shellenberger explains why that was inevitable, and even necessary, SPR Oil Shipped to China, India & Europe. Also at WUWT, The Administrative State Moves to Show Who’s Boss on Energy Policy

Do you think that such a Supreme Court decision might cause the various regulatory bureaucracies to slow down and reconsider a little before plowing ahead with other dubious plans for fundamental economic restructurings? That’s not how these bureaucracies work. And such is most particularly the case with regard to regulators of the energy sector, sometimes known as “climate change” arena, where the bureaucrats are burning with a righteous religious fervor that they believe entitles them to cast the evil sinners into the fires of hell.

And! “Climate Change is not a financial risk”: HSBC Responsible Banking Head Resigns

At Fox, Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is a sex offender. Makes sense, but then, it was Wisconsin. From Breitbart, Dave Chappelle Blasts Woke Teens over Trans Jokes: ‘The More You Say I Can’t Say Something, the More Urgent It Is for Me to Say It’. Star News reports the National Education Association President says ‘Radicalized Supreme Court Issuing Decisions That Do Not Reflect Views or Values of America’. KT at Ace's on Why we have culture wars

Successor ideology:

a coinage of Wesley Yang to describe the political belief now dominant in the United States. The successor ideology is, in Yang's words, "authoritarian Utopianism that masquerades as liberal humanism while usurping it from within".

Sundance, Elon Musk Terminates Twitter Purchase Deal, Citing Material Breach of Agreement by Company Refusing to Provide Access to Data. PM, BREAKING: Twitter vows to sue Elon Musk over termination of buyout deal. At Althouse "The bots thing, man, I don’t know. We have talked about this before. Back before the market crashed, back when he was pretending to want to buy Twitter, Musk was pretending..." "... that he wanted to buy Twitter in order to clean up the bot problem. Now he is pretending to want to get out of the deal because of the bot problem. It is tiresome to pretend to take this seriously, so let’s not.   Mediaite, ‘He’s F*cking Destroyed the Company’: Twitter Employee Reacts to Elon Musk’s Attempt to Back Out of Deal. How did we ever live without Twitter?

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