Friday, March 31, 2023

Forget it Jake, It's Baltimore

 NYPo, ‘Serial’ saga: Appeals court reinstates Adnan Syed’s murder conviction

An appeals court in Maryland on Tuesday reinstated the conviction and life sentence of Adnan Syed in the 1999 murder of Hai Min Lee because her family wasn’t given ample notice to attend the hearing overturning the case.

Syed, 41, served 23 years in prison for the slaying of his former girlfriend and high school classmate Lee, 18. Hit podcast “Serial” did a deep dive into Syed’s case and raised questions about whether he was the true killer — eventually leading to the conviction getting tossed in September.

But Lee’s brother, Young Lee, appealed the decision and demanded the conviction be reinstated, calling for a new hearing in Syed’s case on the grounds that the family’s rights were violated when the state failed to give them proper notice of the hearing last fall.

The Appellate Court in Maryland sided with Young Lee, reinstating the conviction and sentence against Syed until a new hearing on the state’s motion to vacate the case could be held where Lee’s family has the opportunity to attend.

This case has been a political football from the start.  I have no idea what the truth really is here, but it's pretty clear this was not justice at it's best. But it is Baltimore. 

You'll Eat Bugs and Like It!

Chesapeake Bay Mag, Eastern Shore “Bug Banquet” Encourages Insects As Sustainable Food Source

Most of us know that entomology is the study of insects. But did you know that entomophagy is the study of edible insects?

Coming up next weekend, an event on Maryland’ Eastern Shore will dive into the world of insect agriculture and cuisine.

From April 3-6, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Somerset County will feature the work of celebrity Chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs in New York City. Organized by people invested in sharing the benefits of insect agriculture with the larger population, the “series of adventurous events” offers a film, symposium, bug snacks, a family bug buffet, and a presentation of research conducted by UMES students. A 10-course semiformal bug banquet, prepared by Chef Yoon and the UMES Culinary Program, is the event’s grand finale.

“My vocation was, and is as a chef,” said Chef Yoon, who is also an Edible Insect Ambassador. “When I saw a UN report on edible insects and that insect agriculture was among the ways to address food security, sustainability, and climate change it provided an incredible amount of inspiration and motivation. Once I started cooking with insects, I gained a lot of media attention. Soon I began working with universities and museums and institutions that I have so much respect for.”

In 2021 Chef Yoon appeared on PBS Nova’s Edible Insects along with Ebony Jenkins, a UMES food and agricultural sciences doctoral student. As alumni of the show, they stayed in contact and discussed how they could collaborate.

At the beginning of her college studies, Jenkins wanted no parts of insects. “I was afraid of them,” she recalled. “But with my bachelor’s degree, I began to study honeybees and discovered how important they are to the environment. My son suffers from asthma and I learned that honey can combat those ailments. Had it not been for his health, I wouldn’t have pursued this course of study.”

With her Master’s, she studied pollinators and host preferences (what they like to eat and their preferred environment). Later, she took part in a competition in which she and her team repurposed empty chicken houses on the Eastern Shore for insect agriculture. “I wasn’t sure if people wanted to hear about it, but to my surprise, there’s a whole world out there.”

The phobia of eating insects in America is real,” said Chef Yoon., “until they discover that it really does taste like food.” Jenkins recalls a 2019 community event where, instead of being shunned by the squeamish, her team’s variety of flavored insects drew the most visitors.

“What we can do by sharing these ideas is to show that insects can be prepared deliciously,” said Yoon. “We can ‘bugify’ dishes that we know and love like making cricket mac and cheese or mealworm lasagna. One of the big takeaways is that we’re not trying to take away anybody’s meat. We’re trying to add something to diversify the diet with something delicious and nutritious.”

The only bugs I want to eat are lobsters and crawdads. 

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Sanna Marin up on time and under budget at The Other McCain.

Flotsam and Jetsam - Merry Trumpmas! LOTT Punks AOC, Q-Man Released, Insurrection in Tennessee

For those of you who celebrate secular holidays. Stacy McCain, in all caps BREAKING: TRUMP INDICTEDWelcome to Soviet America, comrades.

You can read the whole thing. Basically, Democrats want to outlaw opposition. Trump’s real crime — why he’s actually being prosecuted — is that he beat Hillary Clinton in 2016. So now they’ve gotten one of their reliable party henchmen, Soros-funded DA Bragg, to convene a grand jury in Manhattan (where Hillary got 87% of the vote in 2016) to indict Trump on the basis of a far-fetched theory that the payment to Stormy Daniels was somehow felonious. Question: How many other men has Alvin Bragg prosecuted in Manhattan for paying money to whores?

Because I’m pretty sure this payment to the whore Stormy Daniels is only being treated as a felony by Bragg because a Republican is accused of it.

Fox, Trump indicted after Manhattan DA probe for hush money payments. "The charges against Trump relate to payments made to Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election." KT at Hat Hair, Unprecedented: Former President Donald J. Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury. Well, now there's precedent. Hold on to your hat, Joe. Spencer Brown at Town Hall, BREAKING: Donald Trump Indicted by Manhattan Grand Jury. Ace, Trump Indicted "Hey remember when Democrats said you can't criminalize a sexual affair...?" At Althouse,  "Grand Jury Votes to Indict Donald Trump in New York." and "We are discussing with them, you know, obviously, there’s a group called the Secret Service that’s involved now. I mean, this is going to be something we’ve never seen the likes of."

Said Trump's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, quoted in "'Shocked' Donald Trump will face 34 counts of business fraud after NYC indictment: lawyer Joe Tacopina" (NY Post).

34 counts?

“We now heard 34 counts," the lawyer said, "And I guarantee you it’s going to be 34 counts when we find out next week. They’ll take each check and make that a count, perhaps, and that’s how they’ll do it because the checks are paid to Cohen."

Tacopina plans to win the case. He says, "We will humiliate them, and they will pay the price."

At Da Mail, Trump will be indicted on THIRTY counts of business fraud, sources claim, as ex-president's lawyer says he'll travel to Manhattan to be arraigned on TUESDAY

'The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to "Get Trump," but now they've done the unthinkable - indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant election Interference,' Trump said in an emailed statement.

'Never before in our nation's history has this been done.'

Matt Vespa at Town Hall, Here's One Shocking Liberal Media Reaction to Trump's Indictment. At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.30.23 EBL TRUMP INDICTED, Twitchy: DeSantis Says Florida Won’t Help With Trump Extradition,

Of course I could gather hundreds of article on this and never finish; another will be published by the time I add the next. This should come as no surprise, we've been expecting this for weeks now, but it was an interesting head fake when it occurred the day after it was announced that the grand jury was taking a month off.

And back to Nashville shootings. At NYPo, the divine Ms. Devine writes 6 people are dead and all Jokin’ Joe Biden can do is sow the rancor and division that got us here. At da Caller, 2024 GOP Presidential Contenders Weigh In On School Shootings Following Nashville Massacre. I don't particularly want to hear from them either. 

At the NY Sun, ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ Set for Washington Days After Nashville School Shooting "‘We need to have a cultural ceasefire,’ one activist declares." On the Summit, Media Settles on “No Known Motive” Narrative Behind Transgender School Shooting. "Authorities refuse to release manifesto." At Twitchy, Poor journo targeted by ‘right-wing firebrands’ for pointing out Nashville is home to The Daily Wire and an EPIC receipt-filled thread just decimates media/Dems/Lefties making Nashville trans-shooter the VICTIM. PJM's Cathy Salgado cites Tucker Carlson who Says Nashville Transgender School Shooter Murdered Victims Because They Were Christian, “Transgenderists hate Christians above all…The divide [in America] is between people who think they are god, and those who know they are not God.” CNS News reports  Sen. Hawley says Nashville School Shooting Was a 'Hate Crime Targeting Christians'. It was, but a crime is a crime. Nick Arama at Red State, Nashville Officials Reveal Critical Info About Why Shooter Targeted School That Everyone Needs to Hear, Swope told The Post that Hale had “looked at” two other schools, both public, before deciding “the security was too great to do what she wanted to do.” “So she chose a private Christian school, for, probably the reason is that the security is a whole lot less.” Ace, Trans Terrorist Chose School Because There Was Too Much Security At the Other Two Schools It Considered. "I guess it didn't believe the left's claim that good guys are incapable of using guns effectively to defend lives." At The Right Scoop “I cannot tell you how angry I am about this!” – Ted Cruz Ted Cruz@tedcruz, "Last year, I filed legislation to substantially enhance the physical security of schools & to double the number of police officers in schools. Dems blocked it with ZERO justification. I cannot tell you how angry I am about this! Senate Dems weren't willing to do what it takes." Would it have covered a private, religious school? I doubt it. Still . . .

Dan Flynn at Am Spec writes They (/Them) Did It "This tragedy involved people, not pronouns." At PJM, Raymond Ibrahim says that Like Muslims, Trans Terrorists Are Lashing Out Due to ‘Grievances’. At Hat Hair VIP, Dave Strom says Gender dysphoria and transgender ideology are very different things. Liz Stauffer at Power Line, Sorry, Liberals, Audrey Hale Is Not the Victim except one of your own creation. Mike LaChance at LI sees Police Officers Who Took Down Nashville Shooter Hailed as Heroes. News Week (cited at Hat Hair), Newsweek fact-check: Actually, yes, there have been four trans mass shooters in last five yearsBenny Johnson@bennyjohnson "The Colorado Springs shooter identified as non binary. The Denver shooter identified as trans. The Aberdeen shooter identified as trans. The Nashville shooter identified as trans. One thing is VERY clear: the modern trans movement is radicalizing activists into terrorists." “4 shooters out of over 300 mass shooters since 2009 are transgender or non binary. That’s just 1.3 percent of all shooters,” Anthony Zenkus, a lecturer in social work at Columbia University, wrote on Twitter. “You just proved our point: 99 percent of mass shooters in the United States are cis gendered.” According to the Williams Institute research center, around 0.6 percent of Americans over the age of 13 identify as transgender." So, they appear to be about twice as likely to be mass shooters, although the stats are kind of dodgy due to the low numbers (n=4). 

Spencer Brown at Townhall thinks  The White House's Instagram Post About Banning Guns Is Backfiring Spectacularly. At CNS News, Biden: ‘I’m a Second Amendment Guy. I Have Two Shotguns’, bought for photo-ops no doubt. At Da Caller, ‘I Am Not An Expert’: Mayorkas Scrambles As Sen. John Kennedy Asks Him To Define ‘Assault Weapons’  "just one day after he called to ban them in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee." At Am Think Andrea Widburg thinks The most dangerous guns are those in a government’s hands. Capt. Ed at Hat Hair, Quelle surprise: NYT *still* hasn't covered the Berry-Hobbs story.

Sister Toldja at Red State, Watch as AOC Gets Hilariously Punked by Libs of TikTok as They Pose for Photo Together. Cutie Pavlich at Town Hall, AOC Melts Down After Being Confronted About Libs of TikTok Lies. Althouse, "You’re actually super transphobic and I never want to share a space with you." "Said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to "Libs of TikTok" creator Chaya Raichik, quoted "AOC storms away from ‘Libs of TikTok’ creator on Capitol Hill" (NY Post)." At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.30.23 Twitchy:  @LibsOfTikTok’s Chaya Raichik Goes To Serve Occasional Cortex With Ethics Complaint And Things Get Interesting and Louder With Crowder, LibsofTikTok serves AOC with a defamation complaint, and then it gets hilarious

At Da Caller, Kentucky Legislature Overrides Democrat Governor’s Veto On Bill Banning Sex Changes For Minors. From Da Wire, ‘God Made Me In Her Image’: Transgender Activist Claims Michael Knowles Blasphemes Christ By Opposing Gender Ideology. Hat Hair's KT reports Women sue sorority chapter at University of Wyoming after admitting transgender woman. At Stream, American Psycho: The Hatred for Women That Lurks in Gay and Trans Culture, "How are Gal-Faced minstrels any better than Black-Faced minstrels?" At Da Caller, Rep. Matt Gaetz Tears Into Defense Sec Lloyd Austin On Funding Drag Queen Story Hour On Military Bases.From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.30.23 At Am Great,  ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ to Proceed in D.C. Despite Nashville Shooting, also, West Virginia Bans Sex Change Surgeries for Minors.

Ace, National Hockey League Ponders Cancelling Mandatory LGBT Pride Nights, as More Players Refuse to Wear the Rainbow Pride Jerseys

They're forcing players to wear gay jerseys as part of their "Hockey is for everyone" (except believing Christians and traditionalists and normies who just don't want to be drafted into gay activists' never-ending drama of crybulling for infinite validation) campaign. But players are getting sick of being of being made into sexual-political props for a cause they don't support. And the NHL is considering scrapping the gay political rallies.

Jazz Shaw at Hat Hair reports  NY Governor disinvited from pride parade "If you’re the liberal, progressive Democrat in charge of one of the biggest blue states in the country, how badly do you have to screw up to manage to get yourself banned from the gay pride parade? That’s something of a mystery, but New York Governor Kathy Hochul has somehow managed the feat."

At Da Caller, ‘My Wife And Kids Come First’: Matt Walsh Postpones Campus Speech After Unassociated Threats. John Sexton at Haut Hair, Outraged Columbia University students attempt to deplatform a photo that has Brett Kavanaugh in it. At Campus Reform, Michigan State warns against using bigoted phrases like 'Christmas trees,' 'terrorist' or 'overweight'. Ilya Shapiro at News Week thinks Stanford Dean's Letter Is Great, but Disrupters Should Be Punished. Yep. At Hollywood in Toto, Jennifer Aniston (Indirectly) Slams Cancel Culture  "In the past, “you could joke about a bigot and have a laugh — that was hysterical. And it was about educating people on how ridiculous people were,” she said. “And now we’re not allowed to do that.”"

Nick Arama, BREAKING: 'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley Released From Prison. Dave Strom, "Q-Anon Shaman" Jacob Chansley released from prison; Updated. Ace, "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley Released from Prison into Halfway House
Update: Order Was Signed Back in January
"He was released after the exhibition of video hidden by our criminal government showing Capitol Police granting him permission to be in the building. Note he's still in the criminal system -- he's still under government supervision in the halfway house. He's still a prisoner, just not in prison." Althouse, "After serving eleven months in solitary prior to his sentence being imposed, and only 16 months of his sentence thereafter, it is appropriate this gentle and intelligent young man..." ""... be permitted to move forward with the next stage of what undoubtedly will be a law abiding and enriching life. I applaud the decision of the US Bureau of Prison in this regard." Said the lawyer for Jacob Chansley, quoted in "QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley is released 14 months early from prison after Jan. 6 footage showed him being ESCORTED into Senate by cops" (Daily Mail)." According to his lawyer, Robert Shipley, aka "shipwreckedcrew", the release is not a result of the new video, but just time served with good behavior, "Let me make something CLEAR. The videos released and played on Fox News DID NOT play a role in any "early release" for Jake Chansely. Al Watkins claiming that to be the case is FALSE and is Watkins to continuing to deflect blame away from himself for his horrible work." 11 months in solitary? Now, that is criminal! At Gateway, Grim Milestone: Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Jake Lang Has Now Been Held in Prison for 800 Days Without a Trial. Bob Hoge at Red State, Former Capitol Police Officer Gives Force an 'F' Grade for Jan. 6 Preparedness

Meanwhile an insurrection erupts in Tennessee. Megan Fox at PJM, WATCH: Insurrection Underway at Tennessee Capitol 

Police officers are getting plowed over right now by mobs of screaming protesters at the Tennessee capitol. It’s absolute chaos there as anti-gun nuts have broken into the chamber and shut down the People’s business, chanting something about justice and guns. They pushed through a line of state troopers to access the chamber. Oddly, it doesn’t look like anyone is getting arrested, pepper sprayed, tuned up with billy clubs, or hauled off to prison on charges of “sedition.”

At Twitchy, Insurrection underway as anti-gun rioters storm Tennessee Capitol, but MSM don’t seem too concerned. Julio Rosas at Town Hall catches a TN Reporter Desperately Claiming Protesters Storming Capitol Was 'Peaceful'.

At LI Mary Chastain reports DOJ Memo Told U.S. Marshals Not to Arrest Protestors Outside of SCOTUS Justices’ Homes “The training materials told the Marshals ‘to avoid, unless absolutely necessary, any criminal enforcement action involving the protestors.'” Merrick Garland denies knowing about it. Ace, Merrick Garland Claimed that US Marshalls Decided Themselves to Not Arrest Threatening Protesters Outside Supreme Court Justices' Homes. He Lied: They Were Under DOJ Orders Not To Arrest Protesters Unless "Absolutely Necessary." "When Ted Cruz interrogated Garland about why there had not been a single prosecution of "protesters" menacing Supreme Court Justices after the leak of the Dobbs decision, Garland claimed that he could not prosecute anyone, because the US Marshals hadn't arrested anyone."

Also from Ace, DOJ Finally Makes a Single Arrest In the Pregnancy Counselling Center Firebombings Case. "NPR minimizes his crime as much as possible, and tries to make light of the whole matter. How a half-eaten burrito led to charges in the firebombing of an anti-abortion office."

Enough for now, though I still have bins to empty.

Fish Pic Friday - Capt. Miranda Adams

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Linked at The Right Way in the weekly Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama. The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Sanna Marin up on time and under budget at The Other McCain.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Forget It Jake, It's Baltimore

Bay Bulletin, Baltimore Blocks Ohio Train Derailment’s Toxic Waste From Being Treated, Released Into Baltimore’s Back River

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) went looking for wastewater treatment sites to treat and discharge the contaminated water from the Ohio derailment cleanup site, they picked one in Baltimore. Under the proposed plan, Clean Harbors of Baltimore, Inc. would treat the polluted water and it would be discharged from the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, which just suffered an explosion and has had repeated pollution violations in recent years.

In a letter to the City of Baltimore, Clean Harbors of Baltimore, Inc. wrote that it was determined that Clean Harbors was “an optimal wastewater treatment site to treat and discharge the wastewater collected from rainwater, collected water, and stream water above and below the cleanup site of the Norfolk Southern Railroad derailment in East Palestine, Ohio that occurred February 3, 2023.”

The letter went on to explain that the main substance of concern in the 675,000 gallons of wastewater is vinyl chloride. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vinyl chloride can irritate the eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Chronic exposure can cause permanent liver damage and cancer, as well as neurologic symptoms.

After the plan was made public, environmental groups and Baltimore City leaders quickly pushed back. The city’s waterway watchdog group, Blue Water Baltimore, put out a strongly worded statement, saying in part:

“The area surrounding Clean Harbors already suffers environmental injustices related to lead paint exposure, air toxics and cancer risk, hazardous waste proximity, and more. It is unclear why the U.S. EPA chose this already-overburdened community to accept even more toxic contamination, and we demand to know why they believe it is appropriate to send the toxic waste that is too dangerous for East Palestine to the shores of Baltimore.”

Pointing out that a critical facility at the wastewater treatment plant is still damaged from last week’s explosion and fire, Blue Water Baltimore writes, “It is entirely inappropriate to further stress-test this facility by adding even more toxic contaminants to the waste-stream from wastewater produced outside of the watershed.”

After expressing his own concerns, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott moved to modify Clean Harbors’ discharge permit, denying them their request to treat and discharge the train derailment’s wastewater into Back River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

So I look up Clean Harbors Inc, and found:

This facility serves Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic United States as a treatment facility for a variety of industrial wastewater and as a transfer station for other industrial waste including flammables, oxidizers, poisons and reactives. The facility also provides a unique liquid/liquid extraction system for treating organic contaminated wastewater. Waste not treated on-site is processed at other Company-owned sites or approved ultimate disposal sites.

Sounds like the perfect site to perform the work, and it might even help support some badly needed jobs in Baltimore. There's no real evidence provided that the material from Ohio is worse than what the company already treats and releases, or whether significant pollution will be released. The seems like a knee jerk reaction to a perfectly normal commercial transaction in the name of "environmental justice". I would think Clean Harbors Inc. might have a cause of action against the city.

I was also reminded of a passage from Alice's Restaurant Massacree:

We got up there, we found all the garbage in there, and we decided it'd be a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump. So We took the half a ton of garbage, put it in the back of a red VW Microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed On toward the city dump.

Well we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across across the Dump saying, "Closed on Thanksgiving." And we had never heard of a dump Closed on Thanksgiving before, and with tears in our eyes we drove off Into the sunset looking for another place to put the garbage.

We didn't find one. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the Side road there was another fifteen foot cliff and at the bottom of the Cliff there was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we decided to throw our's down.

Flotsam and Jetsam - Noise from Nashville, Trumpmas Put Off a Month

At Front Page Dan Greenfield has a theory on what motivated the Nashville shooter, ‘Transgender-Affirming Care’ Leads to Murder of 3 Kids in Church School. "Audrey set out to destroy women and girls - just as she had destroyed her own femininity." and Bob Spencer sees Trans Terror Against Christians, "The Left’s constant incitement bears tragic fruit." PJM's Cathy Salgado, Trans Resistance Network Claims Trans Murderer Was Tragic Victim of Bigotry. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.23 The Geller Reports They’re Just Getting Started…Hyper-Violent Transgender Militants Call for Widespread Violence Against Christians. At HE, The 'Trans Vengeance' movement has led to a series of assaults and now the murder of Christian children. Ace, Trans Extremists: Audrey Hale Struck a Blow for Trans Rights "Some truly vile endzone dances from trans extremists who tell us they're under threat. They sure aren't acting like they're afraid. People who are afraid don't justify the murder of 9-year-old children. David Strom points out that Tucker Carlson noted, just last week, the increasingly violent rhetoric coming from the trans extremists -- and NPR urging them on." Also from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.23 the Victory Girls, Twitter Says No Pointing Out The Vengeance Talk!  at Da Fed, Twitter Bans Federalist CEO Sean Davis For Reporting On ‘Trans Day Of Vengeance’ Following Nashville Shooting. At Town Hall, Ann Coulter takes on the Transgender Nation "Talk about bad luck! What are the odds of the Nashville school shooter being a transgendered person who is ALSO mentally ill? Arguably, there were hints."

At Da Fetched, Joe Biden Laughs When Asked If Christians Were Targeted in Nashville Shooting – WATCHEnd Wokeness@EndWokeness, "Reporter to Biden: Josh Hawley thinks Christians were targeted Biden: I probably don’t then. *Laughs* I’m just joking." End Wokeness@EndWokeness, "Biden never went to Waukesha after a black supremacist killed 6 Biden never went to East Palestine after the toxic train derailment Biden joked around about ice cream right after an anti-Christian massacre The message is clear." Also from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.23, Eric Lendrum at Am Great notes Merrick Garland Refuses to Investigate Nashville Shooting as Hate Crime. At Da Wire, FBI Isn’t Treating Nashville Shooting As Domestic Terrorism.

Stacy McCain decries The Unlimited Wretchedness of MSNBC "Got that? The reason the transgender psychotic went on a murder rampage at a Christian school is because . . . the NRA and a “paranoid frenzy” that afflicts Republicans. . . " Da Caller notices Media Twists Itself Into Knots Covering Transgender School Shooter over pronouns. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.23, the First Street Journal is amused by The laughable contortions taken by the professional media when a school shooter is #transgender, "Isn't simply reporting the truth much, much simpler?" Insty cites JEFF GOLDSTEIN: “The mainstream press and trans-activists are trying to pin the targeted shooting deaths of 6 people, including three nine-year-old children, on Christians, while simultaneously rehabilitating the shooter, a trans man. Fair…?” "Well, fairly predictable, anyway."

Breitbart reports a  Study: ‘Transgender’ Youth at Highest Risk for Violent Radicalization. Well, they're already nuts. KT at Hat Hair sees that Trans Day of Vengeance moves forward despite Nashville mass murder and MTG's Twitter account is suspended. According to PJM's Kevin Downey, Tolerance and Acceptance Were Never Going to Be Enough for the Trans Crowd

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.23, Louder With Crowder, Democrat spox calls for “transphobes” to be murdered hours after trans shooter murdered Christian schoolchildren. Hot Hair's Capt. Ed, AZ governor's press secretary: Let's shoot all the "transphobes"? Update: Apologize and resign, says ... Olby; Update: Resigned.  Ace, A Day After a Trans Terrorist Kills Christian Children, Katie Hobbs' Spokeswoman Urges "Us" to Kill All the Transphobes, NBC: The Trans Community Is the Real Victim Here. "She's now resigned, after inciting fucking mass murder against her political enemies." At Da Caller, Dem Governor’s Spokesperson Resigns After Appearing To Post Threat Against ‘Transphobes’ Hours After Nashville Shooting. AZ Family, Gov. Hobbs’ press secretary resigns after controversial tweet following Nashville mass shooting. Sundance at CTH, Katie Hobbs Press Secretary Resigns After Sending Threatening Tweet in Support of Transgender Violence. Insty snarks PRESS SECRETARIES ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD, AND THEY PROBABLY SHOULDN’T HAVE AN INDEPENDENT PERSONAL PROFILE: AZ Governor’s Press Secretary Resigns Over the Most Poorly Thought Out Tweet in History.

Nick Arama at Red State, Jamaal Bowman Throws Unhinged Fit Against GOP in Hallway, Thomas Massie Drops a Little Reality on Him. At Twitchy, Dem Rep comes unhinged after Thomas Massie’s suggestion to stop school shootings; Updated.  At Da Wire, ‘God Is A Redeemer’: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Addresses The State After Covenant School Massacre. Now that's a hate crime! At Breitbart, Liz Cheney says ‘Spend Less Time Banning Books’ and More Stopping Gun Violence. Atop Da Summit, Paul Watson has an LGBT Video: Trans ‘Activist’ Literally Burns Harry Potter Book "“’I only burn the bad books’ said every book burner ever.” At Hat Hair, John Sexton hears JK Rowling: As the left becomes 'puritanical and authoritarian and judgmental' they are pushing people to the right and KT Senate chaplain leaps outside his lane with plea for action during opening prayer. Insty, OUT ON A LIMB: There Are No Banned Books. Books are ‘banned’ in Tennessee in much the same way a person can’t say the word ‘gay’ in Florida. It’s a myth. "For the left, the banned book claim is a political racket, allowing them to feign indignation over the alleged “authoritarianism” of Republicans who don’t want kids reading identitarian pseudohistories or books depicting oral sex, rape, violence, or gender dysphoria in their schools.

At Blaze, In pushing for gun control, Biden erroneously says, 'You're not allowed to own a flamethrower', in fact, you are. Breitbart, Joe Biden: Congress Must Enact Gun Control – ‘I Have Done the Full Extent of My Executive Authority’. Dave Harsanyi at Da Fed thinks the Nashville Heroes Expose The Lies Of Uvalde Cowards.

At Outkick, Joe Rogan Points Out The Absurdity Surrounding Swimmer Lia Thomas. But this guy one-upped him. From Dave Strom at Hat Hair, Male weightlifter proves a point: I just set a world record! REDUXX@ReduxxMag, "A male powerlifting coach self-identified as a woman and broke a women's benchpress record in protest of gender self-identification in sport. Avi Silverberg performed the defiant act while the current record holder, a transgender male, watched. READ:"

Hans von Spakovsky at PJM, Stanford Law School—EXPOSED as a training ground for legal radicals. Herr Professor Jacobsen at LI, Godwin’s Law Goes Woke: UT-Austin Prof Says Objecting To Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Is “Modern Day Lynching” "Boston Globe column: “modern day attacks on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies in higher education institutions are the equivalent of the tightened rope, and just as suffocating,” says film Prof. who self-identifies “as someone who oversaw a DEI office for several years”" At Da Caller, ‘Enough Is Enough’: Campus Dems Protest ‘Bigot’ GOP Governor Ahead Of Commencement Speech in Virginia. So you know they made the right choice in the last election. At Shiny Herd, From Zero to Netflix: Look How Fast “Microaggressions” Became Pop Culture Dogma, "Other formerly-obscure academic terms also get mainstreamed quickly."

From the PI, news that Another ‘Trump Indictment’ On the Ropes? Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg Taking a Month Off. Capt. Ed, No, really: Has Bragg's case against Trump stalled? Update: Pushed out a month? Sundance, Manhattan Grand Jury Now Scheduled to Break for a Month Before Deciding on Trump Indictment and FBI Ran to Senate Intel Committee for Discussions of Trump Posture Following Reports of Looming Manhattan DA Indictment. John Sexton, Insiders worry the case against Trump is too weak to get a conviction. At Da Caller, GAMA SOSA: What Were The Dems Thinking? They Just Handed Trump His Biggest Endorsement Since Michael Moore.

Leslie Eastman at LI notes Biden Targets Air Conditioners In Latest Attack on Americans’ Quality-of-Life Choices "Energy Department rules focused on window air conditioners, which are used disproportionately by poor people and minorities to cool down from summer heat." Scott McKay at Am Spec features John Kennedy, Janet Yellen, and the Disastrous Biden Budget "Yellen dares to call this “fiscally sustainable.”" Meanwhile, The Petrodollar Just Got Smaller Today as The First LNG Shipment Between UAE and France Is Traded in Yuan (Sundance). Breitbart, Derek Kreifels: SVB’s Collapse Serves as the Canary in the Coal Mine for ESG investments

Steve McCann at Am Think think Donald Trump is Campaigning As If It Were 2016, and that's not a good thing. Insty, JOY BEHAR SAYS THE QUIET PART OUT LOUD: Joy Behar: ‘Trump Is The One Who Needs To Get The Nomination Because Then Democrats Will Win.’ "Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” said on Wednesday that she hopes that former President Donald Trump beats Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the 2024 Republican primary because Trump is the candidate that Democrats can beat." Behar is not very good at the quiet part. Ed Ring at Am Great says Trump Again Defines National Priorities, "The former president has again defined the territory over which an upcoming national election will be fought. And in so doing, he’s done the nation a great service." From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.23, in the Shark Tank, Fried Files Ethics Complaint Against DeSantis. At the Pipe Line, Michael Walsh says Not One Step Back', "in an interview with British professional mediocrity Piers Morgan (someone no American political figure should ever speak with) he backtracked: and by so doing, dug himself deeper and deeper into the media Pit of No Return. Behold the peril of talking (at least as quoted by Morgan) . . ."

John Sexton reports Fetterman will return to the Senate in 3 weeks, or at least his empty shell. At CJ, Dave Wu thinks the Asian vote is Up for Grabs. "Candidates who wish to secure the Asian American vote should look to public safety and equality of opportunity in education."

Dan Chaitin at Da Wire reports Attorney General Expects Durham Report ‘Relatively Soon’

The redoubtable Julie Kelly says it's Time to End the Veil of Secrecy Inside D.C. Kangaroo Court "The new chief judge needs to shine much-needed light inside the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse." Andy West at Da Lid, REVEALED: Multiple Feds Embedded in J6 Capitol Crowd "Hate To Say We Told You So, But We Told You So." The Fedsurrection. At Am Think, A biased Oath Keeper juror speaks, by Dave Zukerman. From Mediaite, ‘Pretty Much a Crime’: Murdoch Blamed Trump Directly For Jan. 6 Riot in Newly Released Emails. Margot Cleveland at Da Fed thinks Foreign Influence And Hack-And-Leak Operations Apparently Only Matter If They Hurt Democrats.  "this represents a huge scandal because it means Mueller’s team ignored the apparent hacking of an American citizen allegedly carried out at the request of a foreign country to influence American policy, while prosecutors then allegedly used the hacked materials to target the Trump-connected Republican." Bob Spencer at PJM, Weaponized ATF, IRS Intimidate Enemies of the Biden Regime. "Meanwhile, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Monday suddenly raided a gun store in Smyrna, Ga., where — lo and behold! — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to speak Thursday. Wow, what a coincidence!"  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene@RepMTG

Today, the ATF showed up with 16 agents, most from out-of-state from cities like LA and San Francisco, to “inspect” Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, GA. This visit was unprecedented. The sheer amount of agents from the bluest parts of the country is unusual and unnecessary to conduct a routine audit. This is a prime example of Joe Biden and the Democrats weaponizing federal agencies to silence and intimidate their political opponents. I fear this is just the beginning and they are directly targeting our Second Amendment and our right to protect and defend our families. I’m proud to have joined my colleagues to do our job and conduct Congressional Oversight on this highly suspect “inspection.”

 Liz Stauffer at Power Line on how As Matt Taibbi Testified About Weaponization of the Government, the IRS Made a Housecall. "The hopelessly corrupt Biden administration obviously wasn’t too happy with Taibbi’s recent series on the Twitter Files where he and several other journalists, including Michael Schellenberger and Bari Weiss, exposed the FBI’s collaboration with Twitter executives to censor content on the social media platform ahead of the 2020 election." Bob Spencer at Front Page, Biden Regime Even Wanted to Censor PRIVATE Text Messages

Lincoln Brown at PJM, BE VERY AFRAID: The RESTRICT Act Is Exactly What It Sounds Like. The bill to ban TikTok would do a lot more. Sundance highlights Epic Live TV – Jesse Waters Tells Senator Lindsey Graham He’s Listed as a Co-Sponsor on the Restrict Act – Graham Has No Idea

A Thursday Tune - Lo Que un Hombre Debería Saber

Ha*Ash is an American Latin pop duo from Lake Charles, Louisiana. The band was formed in 2002 by sisters Hanna Nicole (born 1985) and Ashley Grace (born 1987). The group's name is an portmanteau of letters from their first names. They have released five studio albums, with the most recent, 30 de Febrero, being released in 2017. From 2014 to 2017, all of their singles received at least a gold certification from the Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms.
Ashley Pérez

In addition to Latin pop, Ha*Ash incorporates country pop, pop rock, and singer-songwriter styles into their music, and they have cited artists such as Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, and The Chicks as influences. They are also known for their philanthropy and social activism, including their work on behalf of children. In 2007, Ha*Ash founded the nonprofit organization Fondo Ha*Ash, which supports immigrants and children suffering from HIV/AIDS, among other causes.

Ha*Ash has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. 
Hanna Pérez


Hanna Nicole Pérez (June 25, 1985) and Ashley Grace Pérez (January 27, 1987), were born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States, to Antonio and Mathilda Pérez (née Mosa). Their grandfather is of Mexican descent, originally from San Luis Potosí, and their grandmothers were of German and Spanish ancestry. The family had been living in Lake Charles for generations. Hanna and Ashley have two siblings and two half-siblings, but due to their proximity in age, the two sisters grew up closer to one another than to any of their siblings.

They began performing in church (Pine Grove Baptist Church of DeQuincy) at the ages of 5 and 4. Because their father worked outside the United States, Hanna and Ashley spent half of each year in Mexico City and half in Lake Charles.

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Sanna Marin up on time and under budget at The Other McCain.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Beach Report 3/29/23 - First Osprey of the Year

Not much of a photo but it was the first Osprey (bird) we've seen at the beach this year. Traditionally, in MD, Ospreys are supposed to arrive around St. Patrick's Day, but in our experience, it's often a week or two later at our beach.
Skye and I were on our own, Georgia had just had her eye exam, and her eyes were dilated and light sensitive. The tide was low, but not very low, if you know what I mean. At least we got around rocks up to Matoaka. 
I only found 8 teeth, and nothing grand, unless you count a tiny, but perfectly shaped Sand Tiger.

Flotsam and Jetsam - Gnashing of Teeth over Nashville, IRS 'Drops In' on Matt Taibbi, No 'Trumpmas' This Week

Not shockingly, the conversation is all over the shooting of 3 children and 3 adults, by a transactivist, who was in turn killed by police. Body cam footage  here, here and here. It appears the police were fast and efficient, with none of the hesitancy shown at Parkland or Uvalde. Good job. From Beege Wellborn at Hat Hair, A paean to toxic masculinity: Heroes run TO the danger. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.28.23 (Evening Edition, Louder With Crowder, Nashville Police Release Bodycam Footage Of Shooting Response And It’s Absolutely Heroic,  From Fox, Who are the Nashville school shooting victims?  

For Stacy McCain, the shooting confirms his long standing belief, Nashville Shooting: Expert on Violence Agrees That Crazy People Are Dangerous. Yes, trans people are crazy, by any rational definition (don't expect a rational definition from today's medical establishment, they're too complicit), but only a small fraction of the trans community is this crazy. Kylee Griswold at Da Fed notes Nashville Tragedy Shows Why It Isn’t Compassionate To Fuel Mental Illness. TVP World, ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ protest to proceed despite Nashville trans school shooting. Sundance at CTH, Nashville Transgender Killer Was Likely Motivated By “Resentment” Against Christians and Tucker Carlson Notes Why the Transgender Movement is Openly Targeting Christians.  "She was still living with them at 28 years of age. How was this rejection?" At Twitchy, Daily Mail exclusive: Nashville school shooter was rejected by her Christian parents. Beege Wellborn at Hat Hair wonders What to do about all this "rage" from trans types. Honestly, I don't understand all the "trans" rage. Yes, they do get "misgendered" at times, which is all their fault for trying unnaturally bend the language to their will. Languages don't work like that. Is is because we resent, and resist their attempts to impose and encourage their gender bending agenda on our youth? Damn right. Do they want free gender reassignment treatment? Too bad. Pay for it. Casey Chalk at Am Spec, Why I’m afraid of transphobia "The state coercing people into abandoning their consciences does create genuine fear." Capt. Ed at Hat Hair, "I’m tired of all the ‘-phobia’ claims. It’s an old Soviet trick dressed up for Western societies: to declare opposition to the party line as a sign of psychiatric illness, either neurosis or psychosis." Twitchy, Josselyn Berry tweets image threatening gun violence against ‘transphobes’ AFTER Nashville shooting, the Press Secretary for Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs. At Campus Reform,  Disruptive trans-activists escorted out of Cabot Phillips event by police. From Chicks on the Right, Progressive Privilege: U. of Pitt Protests Riley Gaines While Treating Transgender Dylan Mulvaney Like A Professor. Insty, WHY IS THE LEFT SUCH A CESSPIT OF VIOLENCE? Josselyn Berry, Katie Hobbs’ press secretary, tweets gun-toting image ripping ‘transphobes.’  From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.28.23 (Evening Edition, EBL, When Trannies Go Wild. Beege Wellborn, Trans types sure have a bad case of "Do as I say, not as I do and Twitchy: Trans Activist So Mad About Being Called Out For Violent Rhetoric He Tries To Cancel Sam (Then Runs). At Am Con,   Visible Transgenders "State of the Union: Leftists insist that “visibility” is a problem facing transgender people. Well, now we can see them, all right."  Dave Strom notes Wayne State University suspends professor for suggesting that conservatives be killed. At Da Caller, Professor Suspended After Writing That Killing ‘Right-Wing’ Speakers Is ‘Admirable.’  Ace, Have People Finally Had Their Fill of Trans Extremism? "Yes, says a new poll."

And of course, there's the coverage. Spencer Brown at Town Hall notes Reuters Left One Massive Detail Out of Its Tweet About the Trans School ShooterReuters@Reuters "Former Christian school student kills 3 children, 3 staff in Nashville shooting" "Rather than accurately reporting that Christians were the victims of Monday's violent attack, Reuters tried to make them the perpetrators. It could even be considered victim blaming." Acyn@Acyn "“We need to remember, the side door, I don’t know the exact facts of this moment but from what I understand a side door was unlocked. That seems to be a common pattern in many of the these shootings. A side door” Readers added context they thought people might want to know The Covenant School suspect shot and entered through a locked door. They did not enter through an unlocked side door.  Matt Margolis at PJM, MSM Apologizes for 'Misgendering' Transgender School Shooter. John Sexton at Hat Hair, NBC Out: 'Fear pervades Tennessee's trans community' "On the one hand if conservatives get angry about a mass shooting of children by a deranged trans woman they’re responsible for an incipient backlash against all trans people. On the other hand, the White House and the media are stoking anger at Republicans and no one at NBC News will write an article saying it could lead to a violent backlash against them." Althouse, I'm going to read "Fear pervades Tennessee's trans community amid focus on Nashville shooter's gender identity." "At NBC News. . . .  It sounds as though everyone is afraid of violence. Some people are afraid that random transgender people are going to become murderers, and some transgender people are afraid some of those fearful people are going to go on the offensive and randomly murder transgender people."   Andrea Widburg at Am Think thinks The reporting on the Nashville shooting reveals the incoherence of modern gender theory. Vodka Pundit at PJM on the Martyrdom of the Covenant School Shooter  

“It begins,” tweeted MRC’s Jorge Bonilla. “ABC’s Terry Moran ties the Nashville school shooting to Tennessee’s recently-passed legislation banning the hormonization and mutilation of minors.” Newsweek: “Critics of state Republicans are pointing out that while drag shows were banned, assault weapons remain legal.” “Even though what Audrey Hale did was horrible,” more than one person took to Twitter to say, and I bet you know where this is going, “She is a Martyr for the Trans Community. I’m sorry not sorry for thinking that.”
At Twitchy, David Pakman triples down with video excusing himself from victim-blaming Covenant School. Who? John Sexton again, asks Should Audrey Hale's manifesto be released? (Update). Of course it should. At CNS News, AOC Warns of What ‘Predatory Cisgender and Often Straight Men Do When Left in the Presence’ of Women and Children. What a maroon. At the Right Scoop, NYT and NBC contributor suggests Matt Walsh and Daily Wire to blame for Christian school shooting today. Vicky Taft at PJM, Stop Lying: Watch How the Nashville School Killer Case Destroys Left's Myth About Guns. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.28.23 (Evening Edition, Dana Loesch: We’re Entering New Territory Where The Left Feels Violence Is Justified,   Alphabet Activist Groups Don’t Want The Nashville Shooter’s Manifesto Released , Don Surber, What the media doesn't say about a mass murderer and Steve Hayward at Power Line The Culture War About to Become Violent? If so, they'll soon regret it.
The left, as expected, settled on it's preferred narrative. CNS News comments  Biden Calls for Assault Weapons Ban After Nashville School Shooting--But First Jokes About Ice Cream. At LI, Mary Chastain at LI notes a Gun Control Lobbyist Hijacks Nashville Shooting Briefing, Rants About ‘Assault Weapons.’ "She also spewed out a bunch of assumptions on national TV." From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.28.23 (Morning Edition) Dana Loesch, DEVELOPING – Female Shooter Kills Six At Nashville Christian School, also, Democrats Swiftly Blame “Assault Weapons” For Nashville Tragedy. At Breitbart, Barack Obama Falsely Claims Guns Are Number One Killer of Children. Harold Hutchison at Da Caller, ‘Part Of The Danger’: Dem Rep Says GOP Colleagues Are ‘So Attached To Guns,’ There’s ‘No Hope.’ Colion Noir@MrColionNoir "Crying about an assault an weapon ban when the shooter literally left a manifesto saying that school was chosen because of the lack of armed security compared to another target is wild. The shooter killed 6 ppl w/ so called Assault weapons. The V-Tech shooter killed 36 w/ handguns. Harden the schools dummies." Cam Edwards at Bearing Arms, WaPo: Say, you know who wanted an "assault weapons" ban? Donald Trump, who was a pretty conventional NYC liberal at the time. Ace, Schools Have Banned Police from the Premises to Appease BLM. This Has Resulted in Violence. "Chasten Buttplug snarked that the GOP's only proposal for limiting gun violence was "locking the doors." Mediate ecstatic, ‘That’s Really Stupid’: Fox News Host Rips the Right’s Arguments Against Red Flag Laws

Henry Rogers at Da Caller, claims an EXCLUSIVE: Reps. Mary Miller, MTG Press FBI For Answers Over Nashville School Shooting, was the shooter a "known wolf?"

In what seems far to much for coincidence, NYPo reports the IRS visited Twitter Files journalist Matt Taibbi’s home same day as congressional testimony, nominally regarding some old tax returns for which they owe him money. Mary Chastain at LI, IRS Agents Visited Twitter Files Journalist Matt Taibbi’s House the Day of His Congressional Testimony "Coincidence? Jim Jordan demands answers from the IRS and the Treasury Department." Sundance, IRS Makes Visit to Matt Taibbi Home on Day of His Congressional Testimony. Althouse, "The IRS Makes a Strange House Call on Matt Taibbi/An agent shows up at the home of the Twitter files journalist who testified before Congress." "That's the headline for a piece labelled "Opinion" and signed by The Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal. . . . The IRS needs to prove the timing was just a coincidence." ET, Jim Jordan Presses IRS to Explain Unannounced Visit to Matt Taibbi’s Home. Was it an armed agent? John Sexton, Is the IRS making house calls now? Hat Hair's Dave Strom concludes Yes, they are weaponizing government.

Fox reports Musk invites Twitter fact-checker community to check Biden's condemnation of 'MAGA' Republicans. "Musk said that when one criticizes a group, 'descriptions should be accurate' and not merely focusing on a 'small segment of the right or left.'" Fox2, Musk says Twitter now worth $20 billion, less than half what he paid for it. That's a lot of money on a vanity project. 

At da Wire, ‘What A Coincidence’: Massive Donations Come To Light After AOC Defends TikTok From Possible Ban, from ByteDance. Surely they can afford to buy off somebody more intelligent. 

Lincoln Brown at PJM sees that ChatGPT Makes Tasteless Joke About Jesus, Declares Mohammed Off-limits. It's not artificially intelligent, it's artificially liberal. 

Althouse not impressed, "My name is Joe Biden. I’m Dr. Jill Biden’s husband. And I eat Jeni’s ice cream — chocolate chip. I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream." ""By the way, I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs. You think I’m kidding? I’m not." Said Joe Biden, quoted in "Biden makes ice cream joke in first statement since Nashville shooting" (NY Post)." Nick Arama at Red State, Biden Has 'Hot Mic' Reveal Instructions, Gets Loose From Handlers, Makes Bizarre Gun Comments. Jazz Shaw is Revisiting the presidential age limit idea. "Over at PJ Media this morning, our colleague Stephen Kruiser published his morning newsletter with the title, “Biden Makes Best Case Yet for Presidential Age Limit.”" From Front Page, Video: China May Have Had More Deals With The Biden Family Than We Thought, "As many as ELEVEN more." Breitbart hears Ron Johnson: ‘Bank from China’ Voluntarily Provided Biden Family Records While U.S. Banks Won’t.

Jazz Shaw wonders Is Joe Biden intentionally tanking his own approval ratings? Way too clever to be true. "Payne suggests that Uncle Joe is engaged in an intentional tradeoff in anticipation of a tough general election in 2024. In other words, he could be knowingly pushing down his own approval numbers for a reason. Does that sound crazy? Of course it does. But bear with me for a moment and it might make more sense." Roger Kimball at da Spectator, cited by Hat Hair, Biden knows Kamala's usless (sic) -- but he's stuck with her. Capt. Ed, "It’s not just Biden who’s stuck with Harris. Democrats are equally stuck, even though it’s dawning on them that her catastrophic face-plant in 2019 was no fluke. They can’t push her off the ticket for 2024 if Biden runs, and they may not be able to push her aside if Biden chooses to retire. Either would create a massive rift within the identity-Marxist Democrat Party base and could cripple their congressional/Senate elections in 2024, too."

Dave Strom notes Not ALL reporters are trash, but... the Forbes one who called DeSantis racist is. Bob Spence at PJM, ‘It’s Not Going to End Nicely’: Chris Christie Thinks He Will Be the One to Take Down Donald Trump In 2024. His use-by date came and went several election cycles ago. 

Salena Zito at WaEx thinks a 'Paucity of information publicly made available' about Fetterman leaves a dangerous vacuum. He's brain-damaged. End of story.

Karen McDougal
NBC, cited at Hat Hair, BREAKING: Trumpmas won't be this week, either. Capt. Ed, "So much for the frog-march. I still wonder whether the appearance of David Pecker yesterday at the grand jury is a signal that Alvin Bragg might have shifted his focus from the payoff to Stormy Daniels to Pecker’s efforts to quash the Karen McDougal story. That has the same legal issues as the Daniels payoff, but would at least alleviate the need to use Michael Cohen as a witness." Sundance, Manhattan Grand Jury Not Expected to Vote on Trump Indictment This Week. Althouse, Blaming Michael Cohen for the Manhattan D.A.'s difficulties indicting Trump. "I'm trying to read "How Michael Cohen’s Big Mouth Could Be Derailing the Trump Prosecution" (NY Magazine)." Breitbart has a Poll: 46% of Democrats Say DA Prosecuting Trump Would Be ‘Outrageous Abuse of Power.’ Matt Margolis at PJM, Americans Know Indicting Trump Will Backfire on the Democrats. Power Line's John Hinderacker appears in Indictment Drama and 2024 J. Bob Smith at Am Think thinks Bragg is Fat, Stupid, and Diverse.

PJM's Stephen Kruiser says the American Left Grew More Violent While FBI Was Hunting Soccer Moms. At Gizmodo, The FBI Has Been Buying Bulk Internet Data from This Florida Company. "A data broker that previously sold data-pilfering tools to the U.S. military has received tens of thousands of dollars from the FBI for similar services." John Sexton, Man charged with firebombing pro-life office in Wisconsin. Althouse, "U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Wisconsin man with firebombing a conservative anti-abortion group's office last May..." "... just days after a leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion became public. Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, was arrested at an airport in Boston after authorities said DNA from a thrown-away bag containing a partially eaten burrito had helped them identify who caused the May 8 fire at Wisconsin Family Action's office."

Vicky Taft at PJM on Man Who Stabbed Rand Paul Senate Aide in Broad Daylight Had Just Been Released from Prison. Looks like ordinary everyday DC street crime, not a political attack.