Monday, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day Flotsam and Jetsam

Not shockingly, the news and opinions are full of the debt ceiling deal, still tentative until the agreement is actually formalized in legislation and voted on. WaEx, Biden and McCarthy's tentative deal raises debt ceiling until 2025, so two years until the next 'crisis.' AP, Debt ceiling deal: What’s in, what’s out of the bill to avert US default. From the Free Bacon, Biden Wavers, Makes Tentative Debt Ceiling Deal With Republicans. At TNP, What does Biden and McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Deal Mean, in Practice? Sundance at CTH hosts Sunday Talks, Kevin McCarthy Makes His Case for the Debt Ceiling Bill.

Spencer Brown at Town Hall repeats some of What Republicans Are Saying About the Debt Ceiling Deal. At Da Wire, Top Conservatives Slam McCarthy-Biden Agreement: ‘With Republicans Like These, Who Needs Democrats?’  'Duke' at Red State purports to know The Dirty Little Secret About the Biden-McCarthy Debt Ceiling Deal No One Has Addressed Yet. At NYPo, the divine Ms. Devine thinks McCarthy’s debt-ceiling deal with Biden comes up short on his vow to rein in IRS. Atop Da Hill, Chip Roy blasts Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling deal as ‘turd-sandwich.’ From the Daily Fetched, Chip Roy Humiliates AOC in Explosive Debt Ceiling Debate – WATCH. At Breitbart, Democrats Acknowledge Defeat in Debt Negotiations, Urge Members to Vote ‘Yes’ Anyway. Atop Da Hill, Moderate House Democrat pushes back on White House over debt deal. NewsBusters chronicles how NBC, CBS Echo Dems On GOP's 'Cruel' Work For Welfare Debt Limit Demand, of course. According to 'Bonchie' at Red State, MSNBC Throws the Goalposts Into the Ocean to Defend Biden on the Debt Ceiling Deal. Da Caller warns One European Country Shows What Might Happen In America If Reckless Spending Continues, France; don't be like France. 

At PJM, Ben Bartee crows about a Poll: Biden Approval Rating Declines to All-Time Low. So does Breitbart, Poll: 66% of Voters Say Joe Biden Is Too Old to Serve Four More Years. Mark Ross at Am Think wonders What to do with Joe Biden? Pasture or glue factory? 
Alicia Colon at Am Think tries Answering the Big Question: Ron or Don? She's a Don guy. At Da Wire, Republican Governor To Decide On 2024 Run ‘In The Next Week Or Two,’ Sununu? Are you kidding? Declan Leary at Am Con asks Why Are We Doing This Again? "The proliferation of long-shot Republican presidential hopefuls has only one upside: Donald Trump will get to do his thing."

Jay Valentine at Am Think thinks The Vote Fraud Monster Is Coming for Ted Cruz. If they can, they will. PJM's Matt Margolis, Of Course: Gov. Hobbs Vetoes Election Integrity Reforms in Arizona
Harold Hutchinson at Da Caller is gleeful that California Dems Are At Each Other’s Throats Over Who Should Replace Dianne Feinstein, don't worry, they'll find someone worse.

Stacy McCain hears a Chicago Group Hired Gangsters to Be ‘Peacekeepers’ and It’s Working Out Just About the Way You Might Expect, badly. Evita Duffy-Alfonso at Da Fed thinks The Unpunished St. Junipero Vandals Are America’s Communist ‘Blue Guards.’ "Yesterday, California’s Marin County District Attorney’s office announced that it would be reducing felony charges against the Black Lives Matter rioters who dismantled and demolished a St. Junipero Serra statue outside St. Raphael parish in San Francisco. The vandals will only be charged with a misdemeanor."

Thad McCotter at Am Great believes Democrats Demand Homage to Hoover’s Ghost. "The FBI knowingly participated in the Democrats’ seditious undermining of a duly elected president." At Town Hall, Matt Vespa attempts to explain Why the FBI Raided a Florida Blogger's Home This Month. He might have had a hand in the leaks of Tucker videos from Fox. I don't see why that's a federal crime. 

On the culture war side, Stacy McCain's From the ‘Golden Age of Hollywood’ to the Bulls–t Age of Wokeness: A Brief History gratuitously features Jane Greer. Thanks, Stacy! From Twitchy, New York Times critic says ‘The Little Mermaid’ is missing joy, fun, and … kink. At Da Caller, ‘Absolute Bollocks’: Actor Brian Cox Slams Hollywood Hiring Practices That Kill ‘Imagination.’ KT at Hat Hair happily reports John Cleese will not be cutting the 'Loretta' scene from "Life of Brian". Bill Scott at Am Think is hopeful, Is Marvel Comics Done Being Woke? Jim Geraghty at NRO is somehow concerned about The Strange Fans Who Want to Veto Taylor Swift’s New Boyfriend. At Breitbart, Hanoi Jane Fonda Blames Men for Climate Change: ‘We Have to Arrest and Jail Those Men.’ What is the statute of limitations for treason?

NYPo reports Target loses $10B in 10 days as stocks fall following boycott over LGBTQ-friendly kids clothing. News Week piles on, Boycotts' Initial Effects Hit Target's Stock Harder Than Bud Light's. Madeleine Hubbard at JTN features a rap song 'Boycott Target' climbs iTunes charts, garners millions of views ""Target, Target, yeah they targetin’/Target, Target, yeah they target kids," the song's chorus states. " PJM's Megan Fox sees Target Store Bomb Threats Sent By Angry Pro-Pride Left-Winger! And they're on your side! From the Victory Girls, Target: The Progressive Alliances Run Deep. At Twitchy an EPIC thread goes down the ‘gay rabbit hole’ explaining why Target and others are going WOKE (and broke). On Da Summit, Backlash & Boycott-Calls Hit North Face After Ad Featuring Drag Queen Inviting Everyone To ‘Come Out’ Video at link, if you insist. Mark Coppenger at Am Spec on the Dodgers, Indeed, "A great franchise famous for its artful dodging has lost its way." Throwing good money after bad, PJM's Ben Bartee observes Dying Vice Launches 'Queer Sports' Series, Hastens Its Demise. John Davidson at Da Fed  believes Corporate America Has Launched A Religious War. It’s Time To Choose Your Side. Itxu Diaz at Am Spec says Let’s Bankrupt All the Pride Sponsors (With Joy and Conviction) "We conservatives are not going to spend our lives looking the other way." From the Babylon Bee, Archeologists Uncover Target Store Ruins From Sodom And Gomorrah, and some cases of Bud Lite. 

On Da Summit (again) Cycling Governing Body Bans Trans Competitors. "UK National governing body will not let biological men compete in women’s races." Breitbart wants you to WATCH – Californians Protesting Transgenders in Girls’ Sports Forced to Exit Stadium: Officials ‘Frightened of Women Holding Banners.’ 

At TNP, Republican Who Blocked Bill to Ban Trans Surgery for Minors Cross-Dressed for Cash. "State Senator Fred Mills killed House Bill 648, which would have prohibited “certain procedures to alter the sex of a minor child”, in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, where Republicans had a majority of one, by siding with the Democrats. Since the vote, Mills’s history of repeatedly using drag to sell a pharmacy’s products and services – including school uniforms – has emerged, leading some to question his motives in voting down the bill." Looks pretty innocent to me. At Am Think,  Trevor Thomas thinks about Transgenderism and its War on Truth. Am Great's John Conlin compares The 1980s Satanic Panic and Transgenderism Today. "Let’s not wait 20 years to come to our senses." PJM's Chris Queen asks Is There a Polite Way to Handle the Pronoun Madness? Politely but firmly say no. SA McCarthy at Am Spec on  Resisting the Alphabet Reich as "Pride" month approaches. "They reduce the individual to something sub-human, to mere sexual desire or preferred pronouns."

State Farm said it will no longer accept new applications for home and business insurance in California because of an increase in catastrophic events and construction costs, the company announced Friday.

“State Farm General Insurance Company made this decision due to historic increases in construction costs outpacing inflation, rapidly growing catastrophe exposure, and a challenging reinsurance market,” the insurance company said in a statement.

James Nault at LI claims Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley’s Replacement Even More Woke, If That is Possible. "Milley’s replacement, Air Force General Charles Q. Brown, has published a blatantly racist, quota-based personnel promotion document, while presiding over tanking recruiting and military readiness numbers." Oh, goody.

The 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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