Sorry about the lack of posts yesterday, but my occasional day job came to an annual peak yesterday and sucked up most of my time. I'll try to do better.
A bit of a political potpourri today, as the situation in England (yes, the Queen is still dead) has dominated the discourse. At PJ Media, Matt Margolis expresses hope that If This Is True, Democrats Are in Real Trouble for Years to Come. Rasmussen Reports@Rasmussen_Poll, "Democrats only have a 24% lead in the Generic Ballot among black voters. https://bit.ly/3L2VBID" Sundance at CTH, Tucker Carlson Outlines Reasons Latino Community Aligns with Trump and MAGA Movement
An independent panel of experts on computer systems and election security issues has concluded a lengthy investigation into the voting systems currently in place in the state of Georgia and sent recommendations to the State Election Board and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The current system primarily relies on touchscreen voting machines produced by Dominion Voting Systems. The audit must not have gone very well because they advise that the state discontinue the use of the Dominion machines and move immediately to hand-marked paper ballots. They are also recommending a much broader series of mandatory audits of the results after the initial count is concluded. These changes, they say, will not only afford greater accuracy but increased public confidence in the outcome. But at least initially, it doesn’t sound as if Raffensperger and the rest of the board are warming up to the idea.
At the Wa Free Bee, Walker Leads Warnock in Third Straight Poll. KT at Haut Hair also notes New Georgia poll shows Walker leads Warnock 47-44. At the Babalú Blog, Beto stuck at 42. The shine has worn off.
At Twitchy, Winning: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ deputy press secretary ‘slightly more embarrassing’ than Christina Pushaw, which means he's off to a good start. Natalia Mittelstadt at JTN, Twitter beefs up tweet policing ahead of midterms amid debunking of secure 2020 election narrative "Despite platform's insistence on irreproachable security, fairness of 2020 election, evidence of irregularities and inequities is abundant — and mounting." Just think of them as an arm of the DNC and you won't be surprised by their choices of what to censor. And speaking of media malpractice, from Fox, Robert Telles arrest: ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC avoid mentioning suspect in journalist's murder is a Democrat, "Networks referred to the disgraced Las Vegas Democrat as an 'elected official' who 'lost a primary.'"
At Town Hall Derek Hunter opines There’s Something Seriously Wrong With Democrats
Meanwhile the politicization of the DOJ continues apace as Da Caller reports a Lawyer Says Dozens Of Trump Supporters Served With Warrants, Subpoenas Seeking 2020 Election Communications. Nick Arama at Red State, Bombshell Report: Dozens of Trump Allies Raided or Served Subpoenas by FBI and List of Trump Allies Who Had FBI Show up on Their Doorsteps or Got Subpoenas Includes a Big Name, Stephen Miller. At ET, ‘They’re Trying to Take Me out of This Election’: Bannon Responds to New Indictment. You're a nobody if the DOJ isn't demanding to know what you thought about it.
The DOJ-NSD has listed their candidates including:
♦ The Honorable Barbara S. Jones (ret.) – retired judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, partner in Bracewell LLP, and special master in In re: in the Matter of Search Warrants Executed on April 28, 2021 and In the Matter of Search Warrants Executed on April 9, 2018.President Trump lawyers have listed their candidates including:
♦ The Honorable Thomas B. Griffith (ret.) – retired Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, special counsel in Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.
♦ The Honorable Raymond J. Dearie (ret.) – former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, served on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, formerly the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
♦ Paul Huck, Jr.—founder, The Huck Law Firm, former Jones Day partner, former General Counsel to the Governor, former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Florida.
Just off the top of my head, I would suggest that Dearie, having been on the FISA court, would solve the problem of needing a security clearance to read the documents in question, but The Dersh disagrees, from News Max, Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax: DOJ Special Master Picks 'Eminently Fair'
While the Justice Department's special master recommendations are "eminently fair" compared to those of former President Donald Trump's lawyers, legal expert Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax he hopes the ongoing battle does not move to weaken executive privilege.
"The Department of Justice didn't seem to be appealing everything," Dershowitz told Saturday's "America Right Now." "They were focusing on two things. Number one: The timing — that they didn't want to delay their investigation, and I think they may very well win on that one. And second: They focused more on executive privilege, than they did on lawyer client privilege.
"I hope they lose on the executive privilege because it would really destroy executive privilege to conclude that the current president can weigh the executive privilege of a previous president."
At WaEx, Trump unlikely to be charged before midterm elections as unofficial 60-day deadline passes. Charlie Martin at PJ Media VIP discourses on The First Law of Media Leaks
Jonathon Turley fisks Glenn Kessler's (the WaPoo "fact spinner
checker") take on Hillary's claim that she did not possess
classified data on her secret, private server, The Post’s Clintonesque “Technical” Truth: The Truth About Hillary’s Email
Depends on What the Meaning of “Were” Was "As I have stated previously, I do not believe that the email scandal
warranted criminal charges and certainly did not justify the “lock her up”
mantra used in the 2016 presidential campaign. However, Clinton is now
rewriting history with the help of many in the media who simultaneously pushed
this line that the email scandal was a type of conservative hoax. It was not."
Sofia Corso at Da Fed reports Sen. Grassley warns that Tim Thibault, Who ‘Infected Major FBI Investigations,’ Isn’t Off The Hook Just By Retiring. Aaron Kliegman at JTN Little recourse, little consequence: Court rulings signal impunity for Spygate perpetrators, "As efforts by Trump, former aides to hold Clinton, FBI accountable falter in courts, those at center of scandal enjoy prominence largely unscathed." Rusty Weiss at PI, has a Report that DOJ Used 9/11-Era Patriot Act Terrorism Law To Obtain Search Warrant On January 6 Defendants. Basically permits "judge shopping."
To begin our economics coverage, Sundance informs us U.S. Household Net Worth Drops $6.1 Trillion in Second Quarter, Despite Home Values Increasing $1.5 Trillion. Meanwhile, from Da Wire Janet Yellen brags ‘We Have Experienced One Of The Quickest Economic Recoveries In Our Modern History’. Sundance again, Secretary Yellen Celebrates Treasury Policy Making “Future U.S. Economy Dependent on the Wind and the Sun”. At Oil Price, though, The Energy Transition Could Be Derailed By A Looming Copper Shortage. Not enough copper mining to support the green dream. From ET Biden Administration Settles With Eco Groups, Blocks Oil Drilling Leases on Almost 60,000 Acres. The old sue and settle scam. At I&I, With Biden Loan Bailout, Federal College Aid Could Top $270 Billion A Year. A few hundred billion here, a few hundred billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money. AIER reports U.S. Economic Freedom Index Collapses to Carter Administration Levels. Yes, Carter always was a best case scenario for the Biden administration.
At the National File, Jackson Water Shakedown? Water Pressure Restored Immediately After Army Corps Arrives, "Social media users have begun to suggest the Jackson, Mississippi water crisis was merely a manufactured crisis."
Media outlets and leftwing activists jumped to blame “racism” to be the root of the Jackson water “crisis.” NBC News’ Kat Tenbarge, citing the 80% black population of Jackson, said the system failed due to “environmental racism.”Although one is tempted to blame either incompetence or corruption on the failure of the Jackson water system, the likely answer is both.
“More people need to be talking about Jackson, Mississippi. The city ran out of bottled water to give residents yesterday. It’s the largest city in Mississippi. It’s 80% Black. Their water system is failing because of years of neglect. This is environmental racism,” Tenbarge tweeted.
The social pressures these girls face are nothing new. Back when I was in middle and high school, they most commonly displayed themselves through eating disorders, like anorexia or bulimia. Now, they’re appearing in the form of transgenderism. Indeed, a friend of mine who works as a social worker in Washington state told me recently that more than half of the children she works with identify as a gender different than their sex or as no gender at all. This is a social epidemic, and it is devastating the very children who need our help the most.
Margot Cleveland at Da Fed warns These Subpoenas Targeting Opponents Of Chemical Castration Prove Biden Is The Real Culture War Villain.
At Summit News, Rand Paul says “America Should Be Appalled” At Fauci Covering His Tracks. You don't become one the US's oldest and highest paid bureaucrat by not being sneaky.Biden's New Deputy Coordinator on Monkeypox... Literally Wrote the Article Instructing Health Professionals To Lie About How Monkeypox Is Really Spread, and By Whom, In Order to Spare Gays "Stigma"
And he got the health professionals across the country to lie about monkeypox, too.
He was appointed, without media fanfare, Biden's National Deputy Coordinator on Monkeypox on August 2nd. No rainbow confetti parades for this guy. No media Victory Tours.
Want to know why?