Stacy McCain asks Still ‘No Evidence’ of Biden Corruption? "Gonna be kind of hard for Democrats to spin this one: Hunter Biden received wires that originated in Beijing for more than $250,000 from Chinese business partners during the summer of 2019 — wires that listed the Delaware home of Joe Biden as the beneficiary address for the funds, Fox News Digital has learned from a congressional committee." I'm fairly sure that at this point, Democrats won't accept any evidence short of a full, on air, confession, and then they would add "But Trump!" Jazz Shaw at Hat Hair wonders Is this the "smoking gun" of Biden's Chinese cash-for-influence deals? James Lynch at Da Caller, Hunter Biden’s Chinese Business Associates Put Joe Biden’s Address On Two Payments, House Oversight Finds. John Sexton at Hat Hair adds Newly revealed Hunter Biden message describes 'family's brand' as his 'only asset'. But, boy, did he ever sell it. Breitbart reports Report: House Panel to Vote on Releasing Further Relevant Hunter Biden Info. "The committee must vote on whether to release the information because of taxpayer secrecy laws. While it is unknown what specific information could be voted on, Politico reported the information has to do with IRS whistleblower disclosures."
At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.26.23, Twitchy: Bidenomics Blunder – Poll Shows GOP Has 21-point Edge On Economy. Dave Middleton at WUWT rejoices Judge Blocks Biden’s Unlawful Lease Sale Restriction. At Hat Hair Jazz Shaw is astonished by Biden's Pentagon: Yes, our official was an Iranian envoy. What of it? Hat Hair's KT puns We need to talk about Commander because the situation is ruff.
On Da Summit Paul Watson thinks Biden Is In Big Trouble "RFK could hand Trump victory."
The Peacock, Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to pocketing bribes in a wide-ranging corruption case. Da Caller reports Bob Menendez Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery Charges. Of course he does, he got off last time with a hung jury. The Dersh objects to the DOJ publicizing the evidence like they did with Mar-a-Lago, Equal Injustice: Menendez Indictment Does Not Prove Equal Justice "In both the Menendez and Trump cases, prosecutors are engaging in the questionable tactic of seeking to influence the jury before trial. The photographic display of gold bars and cash in the Menendez case is an image that will remain with everyone who saw it. The same is true of the contrived photographic display by the Justice Department of allegedly classified documents spread on the floor." Good point. Capt. Ed at Hat Hair hears Durbin to Menendez, finally: Get out. At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.27.23 (Morning Edition), EBL says Well, someone has to be the Democrat Party scapegoat. Insty notes MATT GAETZ DELIVERS THE LINE OF ALL TIME ON DEMS’ DEDICATION TO WASTING OUR MONEY: “‘We are devaluing American money so rapidly that in America today, you can’t even bribe Democrat Senators with cash alone! You need to bring gold bars to get the job done, just so that the bribes hold value!’ Gaetz declared.”
So Republicans had another debate last night, and, following long standing policy, I didn't watch, but the reviews suck. Liz Mair has Some brief thoughts about Ron DeSantis before tonight's debate "This post could be 20x as long as it will be. More later. . . . Does DeSantis need to start attacking Trump more? Kind of. " At Town Hall, 'Becca Downs was taken by Nikki Haley Smacks Down Vivek Ramaswami in Debate: 'Every Time I Hear You I Feel a Little Bit Dumber.' 'Bonchie' at Red State wants you to WATCH Ron DeSantis Absolutely Destroys Univision Debate Moderator for Pushing Kamala Harris Hoax. Althouse shares the NYT's opinion, "The meandering and at times indecipherable debate seemed to validate former President Donald J. Trump’s decision to skip it." and the Da Beast Everybody's talking about Doug Burgum ""If there was one constant on Wednesday night, it was that the Fox News anchor did not want to hear from the North Dakota governor" and has plenty of commenters comments in The woods at 6:10 p.m.
At Da Fed, the unsinkable Mollie Hemingway says If Larry Hogan And Chris Christie Care About The Country, They Should Run For Senate, Not President. Yep. The Free Bacon reports More Than 3/4 of Republicans in Early States Considering Candidates Other Than Trump: Poll. Capt. Ed comments "It’s one poll, so don’t take too much from it, except as a reminder than polls don’t tell us too much this far out from the actual primaries and caucuses. We probably won’t see reliably predictive polling until after Thanksgiving, and a lot can happen between now and then." At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.27.23 (Morning Edition), from Twitchy, WTF Republicans? Pew poll examines ending the Electoral College with some shocking findings, John Gramlich@johngramlich, "NEW: 65% of Americans, including nearly half of Republicans, favor doing away with the current Electoral College system so the candidate who wins the popular vote wins the presidency. https://pewrsr.ch/3PQrtnT"
Herr Professor Jacobsen at LI reports Dems Likely To Pick Up Second Alabama Congressional Seat As SCOTUS Refuses To Stop New Map Selection, "So the three-judge panel will pick a map, and Democrats likely will pick up a seat." At CJ a look at Voter Suppression, New York Style. "Few states make it harder to participate in primary elections, which frequently determine the eventual winner." At Da Caller, Wife Of Dem Senator Who Called For Clarence Thomas To Resign Made Up To $1.75 Million From Stock Sales, Disclosure Shows, Dan Nang Dick Blumenthal.
Twitchy delivers today political mystery, BREAKING: Why has Katie Hobbs ceased being governor of Arizona until tomorrow morning? It could be something big, or something trivial. Stay tuned.
NYPo casting aspersions on the Judge who judged Trump committed fraud in the real estate case, Real estate insiders bewildered by judge’s $18M valuation of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: ‘Would list at $300M.’ "To put it in perspective, a 2-acre wooded lot at 1980 S. Ocean Blvd., just 5 minutes from Mar-a-Lago, is currently listed for $150 million. Mar-a-Lago, situated at 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., dwarfs this lot tenfold and operates as a commercial business with around 500 members as part of the golf club."
At Twitchy, Pillow talk screenshot with Matt Gaetz seems to prove Cassidy Hutchinson lied ... AGAIN. Not quite revenge porn, but he certainly has the receipts. At Althouse, "From my perspective, the approach of the Democratic Party—and not just the Party itself, the rank-and-file Democrats and liberals—has been a singular mission to destroy Donald Trump..." "... as though that will solve all problems. So when I see these indictments, whether all of them are correct or not, fair or not, I think the entire mind-set is, We are going to jail this man and destroy this man, and that will solve our problem.... Said Peter Daou, quoted in "Peter Daou’s Theory of Election Interference—by Democrats/The former Clinton aide, now running the third-party Presidential campaign of Cornel West, on his recent political awakening" (The New Yorker)."
Matt Taibbi and friend, Forget Collusion. Was "Interference" Also Fake News? "Open records investigations suggest the same academic researchers responsible for the infamous Alfa Server hoax were likely also the government's initial source that Russia did the "DNC Hack"" It was all a lie perpetrated by the Clinton campaign.
From Zero Hedge, Fauci Was 'Smuggled' Into CIA Headquarters To "Influence" Covid-19 Origins Investigation: Select Subcommittee. Sundance at CTH, Anthony Fauci Had a Secret, “No Record of Entry”, Visit to CIA to Influence Their COVID-19 Origin Decision.
At HE, Dave Marcus thinks Free speech advocates should boycott Marriott after they canceled Andy Ngo's event under Antifa threats
Ace cites a UK Study: Puberty Blockers Given to Teens -- Get This -- Worsened Their Mental Illnesses Rather Than Abating Them. "No way, really?!!?:" But Althouse finds "What we are practicing here is not voodoo. I think our justice system will see that there’s enough science to support this, that they will understand that this is appropriate care." "Said nurse practitioner Katherine Mistretta, one of the plaintiffs, quoted in "Montana’s Ban on Transition Care for Minors Is Blocked" (NYT)("A state judge in Montana on Wednesday temporarily blocked a law that would have banned transition care for children under 18 starting on Sunday, while a lawsuit filed by patients and medical professionals proceeds")." At Hat Hair VIP, KT thinks Neil deGrasse Tyson has the exact wrong answer to trans athletes in women's sports. He should stick to astronomy, biology is clearly too complicated for him. Kira Davis, Our School Has a Private Transgender Transition Plan...But There's a Problem, "Parental notification is "optional" but is it really?" Amber Athey at Am Spec, cited at Hat Hair, sees a Trans takeover at Georgetown U. At HE, Berlin promotes children's book on prostitution, illustrated by elementary school students, to familiarize them with sex trade. Das Groomerz.
CJ details How Red-State Universities Evade DEI Restrictions. "Texas and Florida administrators in particular have devised end-runs around laws curtailing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices." At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.27.23 (Morning Edition), Behind the Black sees Pushback: Federal court rules against ban of Christian student group by San Jose Unified School District.
The Wombat has FMJRA 2.0: I Was Dreaming I Was Awake up on time and under budget at The Other McCain.