Sunday, April 23, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam - Loose Bits and Pieces

 Pretty much a review of the week, as nothing of great importance broke yesterday.

At Hat Hair, KT reads the WSJ editorial: Biden is "an octogenarian in obvious decline" and his reelection would be "an historic mistake."

Fox, White House accuses House Judiciary Republicans of 'highly misleading' Hunter Biden leak. At PM, Federal prosecutors consider charging Hunter Biden with 2 felonies. At Hat Hair Beege Wellborn notes Funny Morell has no comment when CBS News asked him for clarification about this. Tells you all you need to know. "Hunter Biden could be facing two misdemeanor counts and two felony counts." Sundance at CTH sees Dual Justice – IRS and FBI Finished Hunter Biden Investigation More Than a Year Ago… Tax Prof, NY Times: IRS Whistleblower Claims Administration Is Mishandling Probe Of Hunter Biden. Matt Palumbo at Bongino, Ex-CIA Chief: Antony Blinken Triggered Intel Community Letter to Discredit Hunter Biden Laptop.

At Fox, House leaders 'confident' debt ceiling bill will pass despite some GOP hesitance. "House GOP leadership aides don't predict significant changes to the legislation." Beege sees Dems starting to do the debt ceiling squirm. ET is concerned that Republicans Help Democrats Advance Biden’s Judicial Nominees Amid Feinstein’s Absence "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor recently that nominees “who are mainstream and qualified” would get bipartisan support but that Feinstein’s absence would mean “that Democrats aren’t able to push through a small fraction of their nominees who are so extreme and so unqualified that they cannot win a single Republican vote in committee.”"

At Mediaite, ‘To Trump’s Credit’: CNN’s Don Lemon, Alyssa Farah Griffin Pounce on Chance to Bash DeSantis With Trump Praise. DeSantis scares them. Good. Never DeSanitis sundance is concerned that Billionaire Who Believes Aliens Exist on Earth, Donates $20 Million to Ron DeSantis. Most billionaires seem to have at least one outlying belief. That doesn't make their money any less fungible. 

Jazz Shaw at Hat Hair is pleased Bragg caves to Jim Jordan

The big “concession” that Bragg received was an agreement to allow Pomerantz to bring his attorney to the hearing. It’s true that attorneys aren’t generally required for these types of hearings because these are not criminal proceedings and the witness isn’t being charged with a crime (yet). But Jordan had already told Pomerantz that he could bring his lawyer along.
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The true reason Bragg doesn’t want Pomerantz to testify is that the ex-prosecutor has already written a book admitting that his office had done precisely what he’s accused of doing. He even went on 60 Minutes and said as much. Bragg’s office had begun digging into all Trump’s records from the moment he took office, seeking to make good on a campaign promise to “get Trump.” It was a prosecutor in search of a crime – any crime – rather than a case of a DA investigating a criminal complaint.

PJM's Bob Spencer notes 60 Minutes Steps Up to Defend Ray Epps, Who Is Absolutely Not a Fed, Oh No. At Twitchy, People can’t help but notice something in 60 Minutes’ video on ‘conspiracy theory’ about Ray EppsDamin Toell@damintoell ""It is a convoluted conspiracy theory" Literally the first thing in the video: "We are going to the Capitol"" Daddy Warpig@DaddyWarpig "I don’t know about you but this completely convinces me that this particular skunk who egged on all those protestors but didn’t get arrested or tried and has the full support of every Democrat politician and twitter partisan and reporter is totally on the level and not a Fed."

Matt Vespa at Town Hall, Ex-BuzzFeed News Editor Says He Would Still Publish the Trump Dossier, But There's a Catch "The former BuzzFeed editor said he would still have published the Trump dossier, but not in PDF format—just screenshots with added text for context and analysis (via The Atlantic):" He was disappointed it turn out not to be "in the end, a dagger to Trump’s heart."

Thomas Lifson  at Am Think is Decoding the Bud Light disaster as marketing VP Alissa Heinerscheid 'takes leave of absence.'  "The reality is that the ruling class in the United States are so full of contempt for what they regard as the lower orders of society that they feel no moral imperative to understand them."   Kira Davis at Red State, MUST WATCH: Body Language Expert Figures out Exactly What Bud Light VP Was Thinking With Her Mulvaney Marketing Mess. Meh; it may be more scientific than phrenology. Maybe. 

Stacy McCain points out the obvious, how Crazy Moms Are Dangerous, with the case of "Jazz" Jennings front and center. 
There’s no need to list all the details of what has gone wrong with Jazz’s “transition,” but suffice it to say that there was a lack of foresight about the possible consequences of early dosages of so-called “puberty blockers,” which had the effect of making “gender affirming” surgery more complicated for Jazz and, as in the case of Canadian tranny Jessica Yaniv’s “gaping ax wound,” there were complications.

At AMAC, The Parasitic Nature of the Left’s Attack on American Children "Attempts to legitimize the destruction of the nuclear family continue apace." PM, Florida LGBTQ group cancels Pride parade when told it must be adults only. "Officials in Florida shut down gay pride parade amid bill banning children attending adult performances." At Fox, High school volleyball player says she suffered concussion after being injured by trans athlete, calls for ban "Payton McNabb urged state lawmakers to pass legislation protecting girls' sports."

At Da Caller, ‘Dreadful News’: JK Rowling Trolls ‘Activists’ Allegedly Planning To Boycott Her New ‘Harry Potter’ TV Show. J.K. Rowling@jk_rowling "Dreadful news, which I feel duty bound to share. Activists in my mentions are trying to organise yet another boycott of my work, this time of the Harry Potter TV show. As forewarned is forearmed, I've taken the precaution of laying in a large stock of champagne." Heh.

UPI whines that an Alabama education official resigns after gov's criticism of 'woke' training text. Charles Love at Newsweek, describes The Toxicity of DEI: A Tale From Newton, Massachusetts "I have long railed against DEI, which gives too much credence to diversity, distorts the meaning of equity, and reduces inclusion. But even if I didn't believe the cause hopelessly flawed, the way its proponents practice it should be proof enough that there is no good DEI." I'm shocked this got published in Newsweek. Campus Reform asks 'What are they afraid of?': Student govt. rejects hosting anti-woke survivor of Maoist China. "when ASWU members voted against Van Fleet during the next meeting, they objected to her tweets because they “were fearful of her bringing views to campus that would be hurtful or offensive." At StraightArrow, Number of college scholars punished for speech has skyrocketed: report. They have no one but themselves to blame.

John Fonte at Am Great urges No To Conservative Accommodationism "The Right concedes ground to the woke revolution and gives bipartisan legitimacy to a progressive project that aims to diminish the moral capital of historic America." If you don't fight, you never know if you can win.

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