Friday, February 3, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam - Ilhan Omar Gets the Boot, Rashida Tlaib Breaks into Tears

A small, and rather repetitive lot, which is OK for a Friday, I guess. Presumably all the administration's malfeasances of the week will be released to the press around 4:59 PM. As was anticipated, with much weeping (literally) and wailing and gnashing of teeth, the House voted on party lines to deny Ilhan Omar a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee over her anti-semitic remarks, Michael Ginsberg at Da Caller, House Boots Rep. Ilhan Omar Off Key Committee Over Anti-Semitic Remarks  Ace also, Ilhan Omar Booted Off Foreign Affairs Committee, Claims She Was Targeted Because She Is a Muslim and an Immigrant, and Not Because She's an Antisemtic Terrorism Apologist (and Immigration Fraudster). 'Bonchie' at Red State, Democrats Go Ballistic on the House Floor After Their Own Precedent Backfires

Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.02.23, EBL, Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu) gets the boot from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Louder With Crowder: AOC melts down over Ilhan Omar’s removal from Foreign Affairs committee, and Nice Deb at Am Great, Dems Spit Fire as House Votes to Boot Rep. Ilhan Omar Off Foreign Affairs Committee, The Geller Report: Jihadi Jew-Hater Ilhan Omar Gets The Boot Off Foreign Affairs CommitteeIslamic Nazi Caucus SHRIEKS & CRIES, In Congress When Jew-Hater Ilhan Omar Gets Booted Off Foreign Affairs Committee Hollywood In Toto, FLASHBACK – Hunter Biden Tells Kimmel Laptop is ‘Red Herring’ and Dave Harsanyi at Da Fed accuses The Media Keep Lying To Protect Ilhan Omar
You’ll notice that when Democrats denied Taylor Greene a committee seat it was “the House,” but it is “House Republicans” when Omar is booted (and this was the case on NPRPBSYahoo!, etc.). House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has the power to unilaterally eject Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the intelligence committee, but the entire House was needed to remove Omar. Obviously both votes were largely along partisan lines, as almost all votes are these days. It’s a newsworthy fact, no doubt. Yet AP editors left the partisan aspect of the story out of the headline for only one of the incidents, even though Democrats were the ones creating the precedent.
At No Pasaran! Republicans Pounce! Dept. (Ilhan Omar Edition): After Pouncing, Seizing, Gloating, Latching, etc, etc, etc , Now "Demonizing" Republicans Are "Exacting Revenge"… Julio Rosas at Town Hall has the video where Kevin McCarthy Goes Scorched Earth After Dems Protest Ilhan Omar's Committee Removal. R. Jordan Prescott at Am Con says Kevin McCarthy, Meet Frederick Gillett

Starting with Garage-and-Hunter gate. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.02.23,  Mark Hemingway at Da Fed notes Biden’s ‘Cooperation’ With The FBI Is Meaningless And Misleading. Ace wakes up late and takes note that The National Archives Were Ordered to Keep Silent About Biden Documents Investigation "Oh." Benny Johnson @bennyjohnson, "BREAKING: White House Counsel Spokesman is asked about @RepJamesComer’s claim that the National Archives told him that they were prevented from putting out a press release about the discovery of Biden’s classified documents. His response: Ask the National Archives." Tongue firmly in cheek, Jordan Boyd lists 27 Things The Feds Likely Found During Their Search For Biden’s Classified Documents "8. Hunter Biden’s Crack Pipe". I&I sees Classified Documents Everywhere, But Only One Hunter Biden "Leaving Washington with classified documents must be a tradition for outgoing presidents and vice presidents. Sensitive government papers have now been found in the private homes and offices of Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Maybe every president going back for decades has taken documents he shouldn’t have.  But only one has a crooked son who could have easily accessed those documents and used them to enrich himself and his corrupt family."

Ace again, Hunter Biden Finally Admits the Laptop Is His as He Asks His Dad's Praetorian of Leftwing Federal Prosecutors to Investigate Steve Bannon and Rudy Guiliani for Trying to Get a Newsworthy Item to the News Media 

Opening question: Will the remaining network dead-enders, like CNN, ABC, and Chuck Todd's MS/NBC, finally admit the laptop is real, now that Hunter Biden admits it? 
Opening answer: No of course not. They'll play up the "Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani #hacked Hunter Biden" angle while playing dumb about the fact that this allegation confirms the laptop is real.

Capt. Ed at Haut Hare snarks Tip from Hunter's lawyers: The laptop is real, and it's spectacular! Jacqui Heinrich@JacquiHeinrich "NEW: attorney for Hunter Biden tells me letters requesting investigation into the laptop repair store owner, Rudy Guiliani, and others, are NOT an acknowledgment that the laptop is, in fact, Hunter's . . . " On revelation that Hunter demanded sex from an aid for payment, the New York Magazine (cited at Haut Hare)  says The latest Hunter Biden revelation is a new low. Capt. Ed. comments "I’d say the fact that these allegations are getting notice in New York Magazine is “a big new problem” for the Bidens. So too is the sudden use of Hunter’s laptop as a reliable journalistic resource by outlets like NY Mag. Not long ago, these media outlets treated the laptop like it was personally built by Vladimir Putin. Suddenly, it’s relevant. And as for a new low, maybe we need to stay tuned on that score as well." Hunter says "hold my crack pipe." Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.02.23,  Dana Loesch: Hunter Biden Is A Gross Sex Predator & The Left Is Okay With That, Power Line, Battle of the Bulge Biden style and Hunter Biden – More Depraved Than You Knew, and Twitchy: WaPo’s Matt Viser Claims Hunter’s Laptop “Doesn’t Have Much” Implicating Joe.

Andy McCarthy at NRO (also cited at Haut Hare) thinks We need a House Select Committee on Hunter's Laptop

There’s not much else to say, except this: If I were running a House committee, and I’d been listening to the media–Democratic complex swoon for over a year about how effective and invaluable the January 6 Committee was, I’d be awfully tempted to take a page out of that committee’s book. You know: Subpoena Hunter, disregard his lawyers’ inevitable protest about the unfairness of it all, and then do a video interview to see if the son of the president of the United States would testify about his activities and his father’s involvement in them, or if he’d instead decide it might be better to take the Fifth a couple of hundred times. As the January 6 committee illustrated, that’s the sort of thing prime-time viewing was made for.

Just a thought. The FBI allegedly has the original laptop. Knowing Hunter, there should be plenty of DNA evidence on it. Ewww!

Insty, I’M FINE WITH THIS: Plodding Senate lowers expectations for new Congress. “As House Republicans spar with the Biden administration and pass a bevy of messaging bills, the Democratic-controlled Senate is off to a much slower start. Four weeks into the 118th session of Congress, the upper chamber has taken just a few votes and is only now organizing its committee rosters, foreshadowing what could be an unproductive two years.” “NO MAN’S LIFE, LIBERTY, OR PROPERTY ARE SAFE WHILE THE LEGISLATURE IS IN SESSION.”

wretchardthecat@wretchardthecat "Joe Biden's term began with the promise of a return to normalcy. It's fair to say that didn't happen. We are in terra incognita." 1945 explains The Plan To Destroy Joe Biden. "While the GOP does not, to my knowledge, have anything substantial on President Joe Biden, the GOP is going to get as close to Biden as they can – which, at present, looks like that will mean going after the president’s son, Hunter." Robert Oscar Lopez at Am Think thinks of Joe Biden as the Doddering King of Spain. At Grabien (cited at Haut Hare) fill in the blank, Biden: Half of the women in my administration are ... Jazz Shaw at Haut Hare characterizes Biden's new climate strategy as Stay home.

At HE, Joël Valenzuela thinks The Overhaul America's Election System Needs: Blockchain Voting. Would that be a huge power suck like Bitcoin? Da Fed's Shawn Fleetwood, State Lawmakers Should Follow The RNC’s Lead And Reject Ranked-Choice Voting. At the Free Bacon, Meet the Dark Money Group Helping Democrats Undermine Republican Investigations, "The Congressional Integrity Project is gathering opposition research on Republicans probing the Biden family." Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.02.23, Shark Tank: FL Republicans Continue To Overshadow Democrats With Massive Voter Registration Advantage

Dave Strom, Minor omission from Jan.6 report: law enforcement knew it was coming and failed to stop it.  Ace, Top January 6 Investigator Admits They Determined That The FBI Could Have Stopped the "Insurrection," But Did Not. And Also, That the Committee Downplayed and Buried This Finding In an Appendix, and Kept It Out of the Public Hearings Entirely. "Gee why do you think that is?" John Sexton, Did Jan 6 rally organizers use burner phones to communicate with the White House? Althouse, "Rolling Stone said Jan. 6 leaders used ‘burner’ phones" to communicate with top Trump officials. "Where’s the evidence?" Asks Eric Wemple (at WaPo). So, no evidence. "Not good enough. Rolling Stone published a juicy story, bursting with clandestine implications, and then basked in the digital reverberations. Now that the sourcing looks suspect, the magazine publishes an unattributed statement and seeks to move on...." If it happened, the FBI knows about it because they have the phone records for everyone inside the "digital fence." At HE, MTG Calls for Investigation Into Civil Rights Abuses Against J6 Political Prisoners. Wait, Trump supporters have civil rights?

At Am Great, Ken Masugi explains The FBI as Intelligence Unit for the Administrative State "Today, the heroes are few and outnumbered as the FBI has become the enforcement arm of the Democratic Party, which is the party of government." And J. Waller, exposes that the Planned New FBI HQ Is Twice the Size of the Pentagon, "The GOP House can stop the project and rein in a runaway bureau."

At Da Fed Margot Cleveland says Twitter, Media, And Democrats Are All Guilty In The Hamilton 68 Scandal. It must be about time for a new set of files to drop.

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