Friday, August 26, 2022

Mixed Messages, Joe Biden Election Denier, Largely Blacked Out Affidavit Released, Powell Speaks Market Crashes

Lots of mixed messages on elections today. CNS News says Biden Job Approval 38% -- Disapproval 59% "President Joe Biden's job approval rating has fallen below 40% for the first time and now sits at a personal low of 38%," reported Gallup." But according to that Eeyore AllahPundit at Haut Hair, Uh oh: Biden approval surges in Gallup poll to highest level in a year. Eric Lendrum at Am Great cries Yes, Republicans Are Blowing the Midterms, "If Republicans resort to business as usual, then they will once again do what they do best: lose a winnable election." Bets that the Republicans are screwing the pooch are generally safe. But Jim Newell at Slate (cited at Haut Hair) believes Dems have momentum but they still face long odds. J. Bob Smith at Am Think thinks The Senate is Very Much in Play for the GOP. At CNS News again, Pelosi: ‘Republicans Should Be Very, Very, Very Scared This Morning About Their Prospects’, but she kind of has to say that. AllahPundit again, RNC chief warns big donors: We're getting badly outspent and it might cost us the Senate but KT (also at Haut Hair) says Nervous DSCC leans on Obama for fundraising to keep control of Senate. From News Max,  Obama Joins With Democrats' Midterm Fundraising Efforts. NPR worries Trump has raised millions. He may run in 2024, so where will all that money go? Scott McKay at Am Spec, Trump Is Not Wrong About Mitch McConnell, "He makes an obvious point that McConnell seems to miss: an opposition leader should try to, well, lead some opposition." It think it all means the summer recess is about to end, and politicos are waking up to the fact that there's an election ahead pretty soon, and it's time to motivate (or scare) the troops. A noted gadfly says Republicans have to stop obsessing over 2020 election, says ... Roger Stone (Capt. Ed at Haut Hair). Fight today's war, not yesterday's. 

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 08.25.22, Weasel Zippers: Fauxcahontas Tells The Truth: Biden’s Student Debt Bailout Is About The Votes. At Breitbart, Battleground Dems Split with Biden’s Radical Student Loan Giveaway. Mary Katherine Ham at Da Beast, Biden’s Student Loan Debt Stunt Is a Flailing Play for Votes. How many votes can you buy for a trillion? Nick Arama at Red State hears Biden Attack Millions of Americans Who Support Trump, Descends Into Complete Incoherence. WaPoo, In fiery midterm speech, Biden says GOP’s turned toward ‘semi-fascism’, "It was some of the strongest language used by Biden, a politician long known — and at times criticized for — his willingness to work with members of the opposite party." He's always been an asshole. Did he just admit they stole 2020?  'Bonchie' at Red State, Biden Makes Eyebrow-Raising Comment About 'Stealing' Elections, "According to Biden, if Democrats retain Congress, they will pass legislation to ensure “no one has the opportunity to steal an election again.”" Althouse, When was the first time? ""[W]e'll pass election reform, and make sure no one, no one has an opportunity to steal an election again." Said President Biden last night, quoted in "Biden slams 'MAGA Republicans,' compares the philosophy to "semi-Fascism'" (CBS News)."

At ADN America, Nate Silver: 'Liberal public health elites' pushed back approval of COVID-19 vaccines to stop Trump, “If anything, approval should have been faster.” At Am Think, Dave Zuckerman thinks Bill Barr returns to make every conservative seethe with frustration. Barr wasn't perfect (no one is), but he was a decent AG. Curiously AllahPundit proposes (tongue only half in cheek), Liz Cheney for attorney general?. Umm, No. From Breitbart, Court Rejects Democrat Official’s Attempt to Keep 26K Dead People on Michigan Voter Rolls. Gee, I wonder why they want to keep dead voters?

John Sexton at Haut Hair hears that Charlie Crist called Gov. DeSantis a 'dictator' but the governor's response turned that on its head

Jeff Lord at Am Spec calls Charlie Crist  Florida’s Hater-in-Chief "He oozes contempt for Floridians."  At NYPo, Kathy Hochul’s call for 5.4M Republicans to leave New York is dangerous and disgusting "Gov. Kathy Hochul, who hasn’t proven shy about issuing orders, had one for the state’s Republicans this week — all 5.4 million of them: “Just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, OK?” she said. “You are not New Yorkers.” But then, who would do all the work? Politico whines Dr. Oz shifts strategy as campaign ails, "After treading lightly for months, the celebrity doctor works to boost attention on his opponent’s health struggles." I shall not make fund of my opponents brain damage.  Capt Ed notes a silver spoon populist, Fetterman: $35K private schools for we, public schools for thee? "The Democratic nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania has had a lot of fun poking GOP opponent Mehmet Oz for his wealth and disconnect from the working classes of the Keystone State. At the same time, Fetterman has opposed school choice for those same hoi polloi — but sent his own kids to tony private schools, the Washington Free Beacon’s Chuck Ross reports this morning."

Jack Phillips at ET, Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Judge Who Approved Warrant for FBI Trump Raid. Lawsuit I expect will fail. He should have recused himself, though. 

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 08.25.22, the Volokh Conspiracy: Latest Order Regarding Unsealing of Mar-A-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit. Herr Professor Jacobsen at LI, Mar-a-Lago Raid: Magistrate Accepts All Government’s Redactions of Warrant Affidavit, To Be Released By Friday Noon. Sundance at CTH, DOJ Submits Proposed Redactions for Mar-a-Lago Raid Affidavit. Althouse, "A federal judge in Florida on Thursday ordered that a redacted version of the affidavit used to obtain a warrant for former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida residence be unsealed by noon on Friday..." "
"The decision by Judge Bruce E. Reinhart came just hours after the Justice Department submitted its proposal for extensive redactions to the document.... He appeared to accept the requested cuts.... [T]he order said that he... found them to be 'narrowly tailored to serve the government’s legitimate interest in the integrity of the ongoing investigation.'" The NYT reports." I expect it to be mostly black except Trump . . . Russia . . .  treason. Ace is Waiting For the Affidavit, "The affidavit is set to be released at noon. It was already a one-sided affair containing no evidence, just assertions by FBI agents. We all know how trustworthy the assertions they made in their FISA warrant application were. This will be redacted, to make it even more one-sided, if that's possible."

And, while I was out, Spencer Brown at Town Hall, BREAKING: Mar-a-Lago Affidavit Released. Read It All Here. Sundance at CTH, Court Releases Heavily Redacted 38-Page FBI Affidavit Used to Justify Raid on President Trump Home. AllahPundit, Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit: Trump had material involving "HCS" -- i.e. spies. Maybe, but I'll bet it was in regard to Russiagate. He also wonders Why didn't Trump give the documents back when the Archives first asked for them last year?. I think it's the same answer. He has proof the that FBI and DOJ colluded against him, but of course, they classified it, making it difficult to lose. If he loses control over them, they'll disappear in the bowels of the deep state. At PJ Media, Kevin Downey asks Is This the Backstabber Behind the Mar-a-Lago Raid? The acting archivist of the United States, Debra Steidel Wall. Sundance, Joe Biden Claims He Had No Advance Notice of FBI Raid on Donald Trump Home, None, Zero, Not One Little Bit. Or maybe he "forgot". But even WaPoo admits in Trump’s secret papers and the ‘myth’ of presidential security clearance, that "Unlike U.S. intelligence officials, presidents are not ‘read in’ or ‘read out’ of classified matters, complicating any potential prosecution, experts say". Mediaite, Fox News Guest: Russians ‘Very Possibly Did Recruit Spies’ to Infiltrate Mar-a-Lago to Find Classified Documents

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 08.25.22, Mary Chastain at LI, Whistleblowers: FBI Leadership Told Agents ‘You Will Not Look at That Hunter Biden Laptop’ and Zuckerberg: Facebook Throttled Hunter Biden Laptop Story After FBI Warned Of Potential ‘Russian Propaganda.’ Twitchy, also, Zuckerberg Says FBI Warned Facebook That Hunter’s Laptop Was Russian Disinformation. Sundance finds it Interesting, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Implies FBI Told Platform to Intercept Hunter Biden Laptop Story. More like infuriating. At Da Caller, Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Censored The Hunter Biden Laptop Story After The FBI Asked Them To Restrict Misinformation. Anxious, Meta, Twitter Take Down Accounts Pushing Pro-U.S. Messages. John Sexton at Haut Hair reports Two plead guilty to stealing Ashley Biden's diary. Breitbart, FBI Sets Sights on James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas with Ashley Biden Diary Conviction.  Sundance, Two Florida Residents Plead Guilty in Federal Court in New York to Stealing Ashley Biden Diary. Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media says America Was a Better Place When the FBI Didn't Rig Elections, but was there ever such a time since the FBI was born?

In fact, the Board may already be back. Back in June, the Biden administration announced, according to the New York Post, that a new disinformation team headed by none other than Kamala Harris would be focused on “developing programs and policies” that would protect “political figures” from “disinformation,” “abuse” and “harassment.” This disinformation panel includes Mayorkas, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Gestapo chief Merrick Garland and presumably is up and running, albeit with a studiously low profile, so as to avoid the outrage and uncomfortable First Amendment questions that did in the first Board.

A Kamala Harris project? Doomed. 

On J6 the redoubtable Julie Kelly at Am Great say Republicans Don’t Get It, "Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are plowing new and dangerous ground. Meanwhile, the GOP is silent."

But contrary to his somber reflections, January 6 was very good for McConnell; he got exactly what he wanted after the tear gas smoke cleared that evening. As I explained here, not only did McConnell intentionally leave the Capitol largely unguarded, he warned of the irreparable damage to the republic if his Senate Republican colleagues demanded an audit of contested states—the “official proceeding” actually taking place when the building was breached. McConnell later cooed to a reporter that he had prevailed that day.

“Exhilarating” is how McConnell described his emotions after congressional Republicans, cowed by the four-hour disturbance, abandoned their plans to seek a 2020 election audit commission.

Broad+Liberty, Teacher fired after Jan. 6 controversy sues Allentown School District, alleges FBI involvement. At the rally but not the riot. 

A former middle school teacher who claims he was fired for being in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to hear President Trump’s speech, yet did not set foot on the Capitol grounds, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Allentown School District.

Jason Moorehead is demanding a jury trial and seeks unspecified damages via the complaint filed in Commonwealth Court, tallying 600 pages when including exhibits, saying the school district sacked him over his political views. He previously taught social studies at Raub Middle School for sixteen years.

The filing includes a bombshell allegation that the first part of the district’s investigation was “at the behest and direction of the FBI. He was never informed of this fact, and was never informed of his right to counsel and against self-incrimination.”

The district contends it tried to bring Moorehead back into the fold after the investigation, but he refused to return to work. Moorehead says the invitation to return to work came with unacceptable conditions — namely that he “must undergo training in cultural competencies related to African American and Hispanic United States History,” according to a district document.

Capt. Ed, BREAKING: Powell declares war on inflation, predicts "pain" ahead; Updated: PCE index still near 40-year highs. "Looks like Joe Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act” left Jerome Powell as underwhelmed as everyone else. Faced with the worst and longest inflationary cycle in decades, the Federal Reserve chair issued an unusually blunt statement this morning. The Fed will continue with its large rate increases until inflation entirely subsides, he pledged, regardless of how “pain”-ful it becomes:" Insty, EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Stocks accelerate losses into the close as Dow plunges 1,000 points on Powell’s warning. "Bidenflation gets harder to ignore."   Also, Penn-Wharton pegs Biden's Academia bailout potential cost at $1 trillion. From the College Fix, Student loan bailout is ‘gasoline on the inflationary fire,’ chief Obama economist warns. Sundance, Horrific Biden Consequence, 20 Million American Households Behind on Electricity Bills, Pending Shutoff

Ace, Washington Post: A Michigan Town Defunds Their Local Library Over the Librarian's Insistence on Lending the Gay Pornographic Comic Book for Children Gender Queer Out
Oh no! It's as if citizens have the right to decide what their tax monies will be spent upon, rather than an intransigent civil service reactionary pink-haired leftist paid by those taxes!

A community wanted the local library that their tax dollars funded to stop lending out the gay pornographic graphic novel (comic book) "Gender Queer" (aka "Toni Morrison's Beloved, as Hot Air readers might know it, as that's the only way AllahPundit refers to it).

The librarian refused. The town defunded the library. The Washington Post is sad, and demands that underaged children have access to gay pornographic comic books.

At Da Caller, Kids Pole Dance With Nearly-Nude Strippers At North Carolina Pride Event. From HE, Texas High School Tells Students to Use Sex Toys to 'Overcome Sexual Anxiety'. Wa Free Bee notes ‘Freedom of Expression’: Foggy Bottom Stands by $10K Grant to Queer Film Fest, "State Department proud to fund festival featuring incest, pedophilia." At PM, 'Trans-masculine' parents of 10-year-old 'trans model' plan for minor's gender surgeries at age 16

Also from the Wa Free Bee, Denver Public School Tells Students Cops Are Trained To See Minorities as Criminals. At NYPo, UVA students’ efforts to erase Jefferson from campus more than just Tom-foolery.

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