Friday, February 24, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam - Mayor Pete Checks Out East Palestine

Cutie Pavlich at Town Hall notes Buttigieg Finally Visited East Palestine. It Didn't Go Well, with numerous clips to back up the assertion. Nick Arama at Red State agrees, Buttigieg Finally Makes It to East Palestine, but It Does Not Go Well 

Buttigieg came with a hard hat and an attitude, at 7 a.m. in the morning. Reporters tried to ask him questions but he blew them off and his press secretary got up in their faces. She said she didn’t want to have a conversation on camera for a public appearance with her boss, and that asking that she do so was “aggressive.”

Matt Margolis at PM Media says Pete Buttigieg Bombed in Visit to East Palestine — Big Time. The Free Bacon, thinks Pete Buttigieg Is Not Ready for Primetime, "The East Palestine trainwreck exposes a weak Democratic bench." At Althouse, "Publicly and privately, signs are growing that the Transportation secretary’s usual Eagle Scout patience is giving way to frustration." "It says here in Politico, in "Buttigieg world frustrated at GOP attacks over train wreck/'Pete Buttigieg has taken a lot of bullets for the president on this,' one senior Democrat said." I think Politico means this to be taken for serious analysis." Slay, Trump Overrules Pete Buttigieg, Delivers Truckloads of Water to East Palestine, Ohio. At The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.23.23 EBL: Trump goes to East Palestine, Biden and Buttigieg just snipe, The Geller Reports Shamed By Trump, Buttigieg Slouches to East Palestine, Refuses to Take Questions and Weasel Zippers: While Buttigieg Does Nothing, Trump Buys McDonald’s For East Palestine First Responders. Matt Margolis at Substack, How Trump Upstaged the Biden dministration. Insty,Why Does Biden Care More About Ukraine Than Rural Ohio? RURAL OHIO NEVER HIRED HUNTER FOR A MID-SIX-FIGURE NO-SHOW JOB. From Mediaite, ‘The View’ Audience Loudly Gasps When Joy Behar Tells Trump-Voting East Palestine: ‘That’s Who You Voted For!’  At the Free Bacon, a FACT CHECK: Is the Trump Administration To Blame for the Ohio Train Derailment? No:

National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Jennifer Homendy, who was appointed by Biden and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, said the rule wouldn’t have applied to the Norfolk Southern train that derailed in East Palestine on Feb. 3. "PLEASE STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION," Homendy pleaded in a Feb. 16 tweet thread.

"Some are saying the ECP (electronically controlled pneumatic) brake rule, if implemented, would've prevented this derailment. FALSE—here's why," Homendy wrote. "The ECP braking rule would've applied ONLY to HIGH HAZARD FLAMMABLE TRAINS. The train that derailed in East Palestine was a MIXED FREIGHT TRAIN containing only 3 placarded Class 3 flammable liquids cars." "This means even if the rule had gone into effect, this train wouldn't have had ECP brakes," she concluded.

Furthermore, the Biden administration has done little to revive the braking rule, which would have mandated technology that would enable all rail cars on a single train system to apply brakes simultaneously. Federal officials told the Washington Post that the Biden administration tried to restart the rule, only to drop the effort after a cost-benefit analysis showed the cost-prohibitive regulation would produce little real-world benefits.

Anyway, the brakes didn't fail. A wheel bearing failed, and overheated. Sensors notified the operators and they began to slow the train (the brakes worked), but the wheel fell off and the train derailed. Wapoo,  Crew tried to stop Ohio train after alert on overheating wheel bearing, NTSB says.  At Am Great Jim Nelles says America’s Leaders Have Failed the Country "While a town in Ohio is suffering a major environmental disaster, the nation’s leadership flees the country to support their globalist agenda." And, John Conlin wonders Are People Suffering Because We Don’t Want to Piss off the Feds? "We can’t sit back and watch adults and children sicken and die—perhaps years down the road—all because we don’t want to make the EPA, pathetic Pete, and the Biden Administration look bad. "

I&I notes Biden Is Still After Your Gas Stoves. It's not really Biden, who doesn't care about anything but his afternoon ice cream cone and the graft. It's the true believers in the administration. Lloyd Billingsley at Front Page looks at Decrepit Biden’s Puppet Presidency, "White House physician Kevin O’Connor - and his intriguing report on Biden's "health". Ace, Biden Steered $36 Billion In Taxpayer Money Into Teamster Union Pension Funds "And this sets a nice precedent for when all the rest of the unions' pensions begin failing one after the other -- you'll just have to pay for it all." At The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.23.23, Steve McCann at Am Think doesn't think much of Biden’s Wonderful World of ‘Equity’. At The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.23.23, Da Tech Guy The Biden Regime is planning on surrendering US sovereignty to the World Health Organization, Dana Loesch: Disaster Averted! Biden Solves All Our Problems With Identity Politics Dream Team! Legal Insurrection, Biden’s Pause on Announcing Plans to Run in 2024 Has Some Democrats NervousBiden Admin Thinks Diversity is ‘Really Important’ When Picking Next Fed Vice Chair,

In the wonderful world of 2024 presidential candidates (declared and presumed), PJ Media's Stephen Kruiser has Just a Thought: Maybe Trump Should Start Lashing Out at Democrats Again, instead of fellow Republicans. Maybe, but he does see them as a threat to his nomination. At The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.23.23, Da Tech Guy thinks The Best Move for Trump on DeSantis is the Pappy O’Daniel Gambit, "So Johnson took a different path. He painted O’Daniel as the indispensable man of Texas the man who was needed in the statehouse to fight for you and your pension here while he (LBJ) could fight for you in the Senate." Also, Jordan Boyd at Da Fed,  Team DeSantis Shows The Only Way To Beat The Lying Media Is To Cut Them Off. Bob Spencer at PJ, Mike Pence Seems to Think Being a Conservative Means Letting the Left Get Away With Everything, "If you want solid, stolid, poker-faced, self-righteous impotence and me-tooism, Mike Pence is your man." Kruiser again, on DeSantis' Florida—Come for the Sunshine, Stay for the Rejection of Trans Fascism. At Am Con, Bradley Devlin is Never Nikki, explaining why "Politics and principle alike provide reasons to oppose her." Charlie Kirk at HE, The Don Lemon Outrage Exposes the Vile Hypocrisy of Liberal Feminism, like there wasn't already plenty of evidence. "This whole episode, I'll admit, struck me as profoundly odd. Does Nikki Haley really need CNN to protect her from the awkward comments of a gay man?" VodkaPundit at PJ, Don Lemon: Why Won’t CNN Fire This Underperforming, Overpaid Jerk? At I&I, Ramaswamy For President? Did We Hear That Right?, but I remember thinking the same thing about the peanut farmer from Georgia. 

At the Free Bacon, On the Campaign Trail, John Fetterman Cited Doctors' Notes Attesting to His Vitality. Now He Says He Was Told to Get More Rest. "Fetterman's medical issues raise questions about what medical advice the stroke survivor actually received." More rest is rarely bad advice. Also, This Crucial Senate Target Just Got Harder for Republicans to Flip in 2024 "Montana Dem Jon Tester says he'll seek fourth term." KT at Hat Hair, Will the Democrats hold on to the Senate in 2024? Tester announces re-election bid. Laurel Duggan at Da Caller calls ‘A Disaster’: New York Democrats Are On The Brink Of Despair After Midterm Drubbing. Speaking of New York congresscritters, at Hat Hair, Jazz Shaw looks at George Santos' imaginary campaign donations, a strange dude indeed, even by congressional standards.

Capt. Ed at Hat Hair, Scandal: Two more Republicans say DoD leaked their files to Dem oppo-research group; Update: Follow the money?  "Want to bet that DDG pulled the same trick on the other service branches — assuming that this is even accurate? It worked on the Air Force, so why would Payton and DDG have limited it to just these eleven files?"  Ace, Democrat-Aligned Opposition Research Firm Illegally Obtained Personal Files of Two More Republican Congressional Candidates, Air Force Admits.   "I do not believe the Air Force clerks handing out sensitive personnel files like they're candy whistles at a kid's birthday party were "tricked" by this firm. I think they're corrupt partisan Democrats who knew what they were doing was illegal, but wanted to "help the cause" and also wanted a little cash in pocket."

At The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.23.23, Legal Insurrection: Fashion Designer Claims Sam Brinton Wore Her Clothes From Her Lost Luggage at DC Airport in 2018. Bob Spencer at PJ, Tanzanian Fashion Designer Accuses Sam Brinton, Biden’s Ex-Nuclear Waste Chief, of Stealing Her Luggage — and She Has Proof. He never seems to steal men's luggage.

Joe Fried at Am Think thinks he knows Why the 2020 Election was Unverifiable. A pretty decent rundown on the issues in the contested states. At Da Fed Hayden Ludwig says To Save Wisconsin Elections, Republicans Must Kill Automatic Voter Registration. At The Wombat's In The Mailbox: 02.23.23, Shawn Fleetwood at Da Fed observes Oklahoma Senate Moves To Ensure Only U.S. Citizens Are Voting In State Elections.

Da Wire's Virginia Kruta watches ‘The View’ Hosts — Even The Republican — Are Really Mad That Tucker Carlson Got The J6 Tapes, and Dan Chaitin, Kevin McCarthy Breaks Silence On Giving January 6 Tapes To Tucker Carlson “I promised,” McCarthy told The New York Times on Wednesday. “I was asked in the press about these tapes, and I said they do belong to the American public. I think sunshine lets everybody make their own judgment.”

At Da Wire, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Subpoenaed To Testify In Criminal Investigation Into Trump. Harold Hutchinson at Da Caller records ‘Partisan Prosecutors’ At Every Level Of Gov’t Are Trying To Stop Trump’s 2024 Bid, Tucker Carlson Says.

The trial in this case was against Derek Chauvin, the police officer who in 2020 held George Floyd down by the neck during the arrest in which Floyd died. The expert witness is Dr. David Fowler, the former Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Maryland, who testified for Chauvin’s defense.

The persecution of Fowler was instigated by Dr. Roger Mitchell, former Chief Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia, Deputy Mayor of DC, and now Chief of the Department of Pathology at Howard University. Mitchell was outraged that Fowler had dared express an opinion challenging the political narrative that insisted Chauvin killed Floyd for racial reasons, refusing to get off his neck even as the man was dying of suffocation. Mitchell wrote a open letter, signed by 400 others, calling for a full review of all of Fowler’s past cases in Maryland, with the clear intent of punishing Fowler by having his medical license revoked.

Soon thereafter, in April 2021, Maryland authorities agreed to Mitchell’s demand, forming a panel to review Fowler’s work and his right to continue to practice medicine of any kind.

Also,  Today’s blacklisted American: Policeman forced to resign simply because he is Christian and dared post anti-gay message on his Facebook.

At NYPo, Hunter Biden snubs GOP-led House panel’s records request, and we can be pretty sure the Biden/Garland DOJ won't be pressing contempt of Congress charges. Reason's John Stoessel, The Real Political Scandal Is That Too Many Documents Are Classified. "Many Democrats and Republicans were outraged when Trump and Biden respectively were found with classified documents. But both sides are missing the point. . . .Former CIA Director Mike Hayden once got a classified email saying "Merry Christmas."

Breitbart reports Joe Biden Releases Executive Order Promoting Woke AI "The Electronic Privacy Information Center reports that President Joe Biden has approved an executive order directing federal organizations to create an annual “equity action plan” to support underserved communities. The order instructs organizations to use AI in a way that promotes equity and complies with the law." Beege Welborn at Hat Hair claims Biden DoE to end wider Trump 1st Amend protections for campus religious clubs. Of course. At NewsBusters, Morning Joe Declares Free Speech to Be 'Out of Date'. Gabe Kaminsky at WaEx, Board member of 'disinformation' tracker defunding conservative news recently forced out of Harvard. "I would not describe Joan Donovan as an academic but, rather, a political activist who has done agenda-driven work since she went to the Shorenstein Center," Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, a group seeking to "uphold the standards of a liberal arts education," told the Washington Examiner."  Hmmm. At Da Signal, National Archives Fires Security Officer Who Ordered Students to Remove Pro-Life Apparel

On Jan. 20, 2023, the day the national March for Life took place in Washington, D.C., security officers at the National Archives ordered multiple visitors to “remove their hats and cover their attire displaying pro-life messages,” according to a letter from acting Archivist Debra Steidel Wall obtained by The Daily Signal.

“This action was contrary to NARA policy,” she said. “The irony that this happened just steps away from the permanent display of the original Bill of Rights is not lost on me or any of the employees who proudly welcome more than one million annual visitors to the Museum.”

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