Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam - Default Edges Closer, DeSantis to Join the Fray

The nation careens on towards default on the debt. Da Caller, Biden, McCarthy Fail To Reach Agreement 10 Days Away From Default. ET, Biden Criticizes Republican Proposal on Debt Ceiling, Says He Won’t Accept ‘Partisan Terms’. From WaPoo, As funds run short, Treasury asks agencies if payments can be made later "Senior Biden aides are rummaging through the nation’s books, looking for ways to conserve cash while Washington battles over the debt ceiling." I have some suggestions . . . PJM's Spencer Brown thinks Desperate White House Briefing Shows McCarthy Has Biden Backed Into a Corner. Maybe we should just do it, and get it over with. It's coming at some point if they can't control spending.Dave Strom at Hat Hair, The "squad" signals riots if they don't get their way. "Rep. Pramila Jayapal: There will be "a huge the streets" if the White House agrees to spending cuts."

 Meanwhile, at Breitbart, a Survey of Economists suggests Bidenflation Will Remain Stubbornly High, which will continue to keep interest rates high and exacerbate the problem. Thanks Brandon. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.23.23 (Morning Edition), Dana Loesch: Can Biden Use Article XIV To Circumvent Congress On The Debt Ceiling?, and Weasel Zippers, WH: Biden Definitely Trusts VP Harris On Budget Negotiations and at In The Mailbox: 05.24.23 (Morning Edition) Weasel Zippers, Poll: Biden’s Approval Rating On The Economy Falls To Just 33%

At WaEx, Byron York reports A whistleblower scandal is brewing inside the Hunter Biden investigation. From NYPo, Second Hunter Biden IRS whistleblower emerges after dismissal despite five years on case. Mark Hemingway at Da Fed reports Second Hunter Biden Whistleblower Threatened For Internal Email Warning Of IRS Corruption. Ace, IRS Whistleblower Will Testify to Congress That He Investigated Hunter Biden's Dodgy Foreign Income for Five Years, Until the Head of the IRS Removed Him Based on an Order from Biden's Wingman Merrick Garland. "Remind me to email Jonah Goldberg, David French, and AllahPundit to thank them for saving the nation from corruption." From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.24.23 (Morning Edition) Margot Cleveland at Da Fed explains How House Republicans Could Block Senate Democrats’ Efforts To Thwart IRS Whistleblower. "Because Republicans control the House Ways and Means Committee, its chair, Jason Smith, could designate Senate staffers to “join and participate” in the whistleblower’s House-transcribed interview. If Smith is wise, he will take the hint and designate as agents under Section 6103(f)(4) multiple Senate staffers for both Democrat and Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee." Town Hall's Allen West asks When a Whistleblower Ain't a Whistleblower. When they blow the whistle on a Democrat, of course.

From the Free Bacon, 'Playing Hide the Ball': Hunter Biden's Mistress Asks Court To Jail Him Over Failure To Provide Financial Disclosures. Breitbart has a Poll: Most Voters Believe Joe Biden Engaged in ‘Illegal Influence Peddling Scheme’ with Hunter. Most voters are right. At the Messenger, Andy McCarthy asks Where’s a Special Counsel When You Need One? and Hat Hair's Capt. Ed snarks "I haven’t started calling it the Protection Racket Media for nothing. They’re circling wagons around the Bidens in the hope of dragging them across the finish line in 17 months. And they’re going to keep promoting Donald Trump to distract from the corruption and incompetence in the Biden administration, too." NewsMax reports FBI Director Wray to Testify Before House Panel in July

NYPo reports Biden again claimed son Beau died ‘in Iraq’ to Marines at Japan stop. All indications are that's the way he "remembers" it. Hat Hair's Jazz Shaw shows Joe Biden isn't speaking coherently enough to fact-check him. At Fox, Hillary Clinton says Biden's age is a legitimate issue: 'People have every right to consider it.' You know what she wants. Da Caller has a Poll, Over 60% Of Americans Think Biden Won’t Make It Through 2028. A vote for Joe is a vote for Kamala. Ben Bartee at PJM says #ForcetheDebate: Demands for Democrat Primary Debates Gain Momentum. At PM Tulsi Gabbard says she will not support Joe Biden in 2024  “under any circumstances.” PJM's Chris Queen feels Democrat Déjà Vu: This Election Feels Like 1980 All Over Again in Multiple Ways. "I’m old enough to remember the last time an incumbent Democrat who was sinking the country into oblivion became the standard-bearer in his quest for a second term. Of course, I’m talking about Jimmy Carter in 1980, and the road to 2024 so far feels like déjà vu for that election."

Casey DeSantis
Fox reports Florida Gov Ron DeSantis to announce candidacy for president Wednesday on Twitter. The Peacock, Ron DeSantis will launch his presidential bid with Elon Musk. "The Florida governor will announce he is running for president on Twitter Wednesday evening in a conversation with Musk." Never-DeSantis sundance at CTH, Ron DeSantis Will Launch His 2024 Campaign Wednesday Using the Alliance of Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch as Boost. Althouse whines "Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce he is running for president during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk... " "NBC News reveals. This is supposed to happen at 6 ET tomorrow. Why Elon? . . . You'd think Elon Musk would want to maintain a position of cruel neutrality." Karol Markowicz at NYPo says Casey DeSantis will ‘move mountains’ to help her husband Ron succeed. She's no Melania Trump, but then, she's no Dr. Jill Biden either.

Rod Thompson at Am Great wants Trump to Go Nuclear on the Corporate Media. Hat Hair's Beege Wellborn sees A lot of Strange Magic going on with voter rolls and registrations lately... D-D-D-D-DANG!

At Da Caller, ‘That Is In Fact The Truth’: Tucker’s Biographer Says Dominion Story Is True. ET reports a PAC to ‘Draft’ Tucker Carlson for President in 2024 Launches. No, keep him in the media, we have few enough voices there. Ace, Tucker Carlson's Frequent Guest and Now Biographer Chadwick Moore: Yes, The Day Tucker Carlson Was Fired, He Was Planning a Monlogue About January 6th and Ray Epps "Rupert Murdoch and his worthless "sons" James and Lachlan destroyed a media empire to protect the honor of Ray Epps."

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.24.23 (Morning Edition) The redoubtable Julie Kelly at Am Great wants to know Why Is Everyone Protecting Ray Epps?. Christopher Chantrill at Am Think thinks Of Course, the FBI Supports the Regime. But… "Hey! Sometimes the FBI has to take out a president to save the regime." At the Daily Fetched, RFK Jr: “Weaponized” FBI “Tried to Destroy a Sitting President” and perhaps surprisingly this time he means Trump not JFK. Tristan Justice at Da Fed, If You Want To ‘Drain The Swamp,’ Then Drain The FBI, but the New Neo just doesn't see it happening. “Defund the FBI”: but how? "Unfortunately, the situation looks bleak at this point. I hate to be such a downer, but that is what I see." Pete Van Buren at Am Con warns The FBI Is Not Your Friend. "The Durham report vindicates skeptics of our state security apparatus." Nice Deb at Am Great sees FISA Court Report: FBI Continued to Abuse Surveillance Tool After Trump-Era Abuses despite Wray's alleged "reforms." Bob Spencer at Front Page, Discredited But Massively Wealthy SPLC Working with Corrupt FBI, "The Biden regime is determined to silence dissidents," echoed at The Geller Report, Discredited But Massively Wealthy SPLC Working with Corrupt FBI to Silence Dissidents. At Da Lid, House Select Committee On Weaponization Whistleblower Report Reveals FBI ‘Rotted At Its Core’.

Rachel Alexander at Town Hall, Durham Report Debunks Russiagate Conspiracy, Proves Agencies are Weaponized Against PolitIcal Enemies. Joe Klein at Front Page, Durham Report’s Cautionary Tale About Abuse of Power and  "A glimpse inside the cover-up of the Biden family influence peddling business." At Am Think Monica Showalter shows how Obama torpedoed U.S. relations with Russia -- to perpetuate lies about Trump, Durham report found. Hollywood in Toto suggests The One Documentary We Need Now More Than Ever "Crossfire Hurricane demands a film capturing all its Clinton-fueled corruption." Instead, Hollywood will probably keep promoting the lies. 

Insty, THEY’RE TREATING HIM LIKE A JANUARY 6 PROTESTER: WSJ Reporter Arrested In Russia Has Pre-Trial Detention Extended By Three Months. "I wish that comparison was a joke."

Althouse shocked, "It can no longer be denied"/"Free speech" is right wing. "I'm trying to read "Twitter Is a Far-Right Social Network/It can no longer be denied" by Charlie Warzel at The Atlantic. At Twitchy, The Atlantic: It can no longer be denied that Twitter is ‘a far-right social network.’ "If Twitter is a “far-right” social network, how do we Twitchy editors manage to find so much material? And another thing: “far-right” has no meaning anymore. The far-left believes everyone who’s not far-left is far-right, or ultra-MAGA. Ask them to name someone who’s just plain right-wing … they might come up with Mitt Romney at a stretch." Andy Lowenthal at Racket goes down-under Twitter Files Extra: The Covid Censorship Requests of Australia's Department of Home Affairs "Twitter Files confirm that the Australian government has worked overtime to monitor Covid-related speech."

At Da Wire, ‘A Long, Hot, Dry Summer’: Former Anheuser-Busch President Makes Dire Prediction About The Future Of Bud Light. Ace, Tranheuser-Bush Now Buying Back Unsold Beer From Distributors "The beer is expired. Tranheuser-Busch's woke tranvertising campaign has destroyed their distributors, who had to buy this crap from them. It's now unsellable. But hey, those Twitter likes, huh?!?!" From Fox, Target holds 'emergency' meeting over LGBTQ merchandise in some stores to avoid ‘Bud Light situation’. "Some southern locations move Pride displays, apparel away from storefronts" Upon the Summit, Target Becomes The Latest Target Of Anti-Woke Boycott As It Sells ‘Satanist Pride’ LGBTQ+ Products For Kids "Makes Bud Light’s Trans promo look sane." The Babylon Bee 'Psst! Hey Kid, Wanna Change Your Gender?' Says Target Dog Emerging From Clothes Rack.

 Hat Hair's Dave Strom, L.A. Dodgers apologize to Satanists for offending them. Megan Fox at PJM, L.A. Dodgers Issue Groveling Apology to Satanic Drag Queens and Reinstate Them as 'Heroes'. Althouse, "Our community is concerned with performative allyship, but we believe this is very sincere." "Said Sister Unity, a co-founder of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, quoted in "Dodgers apologize and invite Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Pride Night" (Yahoo). I'm concerned with performative declarations of sincerity." At Da Tech Guy, The Best Response to the Dodgers: Eucharistic Processions and Hostile Work Environments. Update: No @LOSDodgers posting? "We’ll see much worse before it gets better."  Capt. Ed comments "I’m not sure how successful that might be, but I’d bet the Dodgers would hate to have to deal with it."  

At Insty, THE WAR ON WOMEN: California parent whose daughter lost to biological male in girls’ track competition responds.  “I’m absolutely opposed to it. There’s no way this should be allowed,” the parent said. “Ryan was in like fifth place with 100 to go, and all of a sudden he… blew past the girls.” . . . The parent’s fear of retaliation and bullying is the real story here." Madeline Leesman at Town Hall, ‘Trans Woman’ Sues NYC Yoga Studio for Forcing Him to Use Men’s Locker Room.

At Da Caller, Dem Gov Declares ‘State Of Emergency’ For Public Education Following GOP Legislative Gains. Jonathan Turley responds  Cat 5 Politics: NC Gov. Cooper Declares “State of Emergency” Over Approaching Democratic System. Capt. Ed, "The real emergency here is that the governed are starting to act as though they are sovereign rather than the ruling clique and their collectivist/authoritarian allies. And declaring that a state of emergency is all but an admission that the only value that Cooper and his allies have is brute force." Dave Strom, NC Governor declares "State of Emergency" over school choice. Don't you dare take your kids away from us! Ace, in all italic, red caps, with the famous flaming skull, DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA DECLARES "STATE OF EMERGENCY" TO THWART VOTE ON EDUCATION REFORM "He's literally suspending democracy -- claiming the power to send the legislature home -- to stop a vote the Teachers Unions and the Democrat Party establishment oppose." At WaEx, Mark Judge takes on The liberal hypocrisy over 'banned books'. Also at WaEx, How strategic lingo swallowed progressive thought

At the Free Bacon, Susan Rice Meets With Activist Lawyer Who Stoked Online Mob Against Pregnant Nurse. "Benjamin Crump falsely accused Sarah Comrie of stealing a bike from black teenagers" and probably not to tell him to stop being an ass. Elle Purnell at Da Fed notes Lawlessness Is Not ‘Racial Justice’ — It Has Nothing To Do With Race At All. At Da Caller, Elites Are Blind To How Their Equity Agenda Destroys America. No, it's a feature, not a bug.

Insty, at his NYPo gig, The biggest threat to our military just might be DEI indoctrination

Wombat came through with Late Night With Rule 5 Sunday: Double-Scoop Swimsuit Edition! and FMJRA 2.0: Das Herz Von Groenland.

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