Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam on Boxing Day

Dave Catron at Am Spec sees it as Colorado’s Christmas Gift to Trump, "The state’s Supreme Court ruling confirms Trump’s claim that Democrats are coming after his voters." At Breitbart, Trump: Biden ‘Illegally Using All of the Levers of Law Enforcement’ to Jail Me. Bob Spencer at Front Page, As California and Others Move to Bar Trump From Ballot, Remember: Biden Said This Would Happen. "Maybe he's just remarkably prescient?" Chris Roach at Am Great, ‘Our Democracy™’ Is the Opposite of Majority Rule. "We can expect the lunatics to try to disenfranchise us under the rubric of thwarting 'insurrectionists.'" From Da Caller, Here’s How The Biden Admin Treated Countries Who Kicked Candidates Off The Ballot. Sanctions. Andrea Widburg at Am Think thinks pretty highly of Must-read VDH tweet: 2023 Democrats the same as the 1861 Democrats. Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson "Ballot Banishing And Our New Leftwing Confederates In the election of 1860, southern Democrats in 10 states of the soon-to-be formalized Confederacy made it almost impossible for their own voters to cast ballots for Abraham Lincoln for President. In that sense, the Left in Colorado would have felt right at home in the ante-bellum South—erasing the name of a presidential candidate whom they loathed and by whom they were similarly terrified. In eerie fashion, and also similar to the old ethos of the Confederacy, the Democratic Left now believes in state nullification of federal statutes. So like the would-be secessionist states of 1860-1, over 550 jurisdictions, almost all in blue states, claim that federal immigration laws no longer apply to them. . . "  Speaker Mike Johnson @SpeakerJohnson "Today’s ruling attempting to disqualify President Trump from the Colorado ballot is nothing but a thinly veiled partisan attack. Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen registered to vote should not be denied the right to support our former president and the individual who is the leader in every poll of the Republican primary. We trust the U.S. Supreme Court will set aside this reckless decision and let the American people decide the next President of the United States." Roger Kimball at Am Great, wonders Will The Guardians of The Narrative Win? "We watch the unfolding of an unedifying spectacle. . . . What’s happened this past week has put the proverbial icing on the cake. First, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump was ineligible to appear on the ballot in that state because of his role in the January 6 jamboree." Clarice at Am Think, Jack (Smith) Not So Nimble. "It seems clear to me that Jack Smith was appointed for the purpose of besetting Donald J. Trump and finding a means to keep him from running for president again. If I’m right, Smith's many strategies have come to naught this week and it is extremely unlikely that the cases he instituted in the District of Columbia and Florida (meritless as I think they are) will ever be resolved before the election."

At Da Caller, Are GOP Presidential Candidates Leaving The Door Open To Be Trump’s Pick For VP? They'd be fools not to, because barring a miracle, they won't be the nominee. From Da Fed, Mark Hemingway says Nikki Haley Makes The Worst Possible Argument Against Trump "Haley is telling voters to support her because ‘rightly or wrongly, chaos follows’ Trump, but it’s absurd to think a different GOP president won’t also face an utterly lawless and well-coordinated attack on his legitimate use of power." Dave Marcus at HE believes that For his own sake, DeSantis should drop out. Scott McKay at Am Spec, Five Quick Things: Spitballing Some Controversial Solutions. "The Right must break out of the defensive-conservative mindset."

Da Caller reports MTG Swatted On Christmas. She makes all the right enemies.

Ben Bartee at PJM, Biden Visits Children’s Hospital For Xmas Storytime, Gets Weird.  From Breitbart, ‘Lacking Cognitive Ability’: Gen Z Voters’ Concern over Biden’s Mental Fitness Grows. Althouse catches the NYT whining "Whatever advantage Mr. Biden held over Mr. Trump on the issue of who would be more likely to bring about order, stability and calm..." "... it has surely been erased at this point. And indeed, many voters are beginning to look back longingly at the Trump era.... This is why, already, Trump is beginning to work to portray himself as the safer, more stable pick, and to go to great — even misleading — lengths to claim that Mr. Biden actually wants chaos and has created a world filled with more terror." Joel Gilbert at Am Think thinks Michelle Obama Absolutely Is Political and will likely replace Biden on the ticket. 

Breitbart also notices Biden Fails to Respond as Houthis Attack U.S. Destroyer, Commercial Shipping. JT Young at Am Spec names it Malice in Blunderland: Biden’s Border. "Biden's refusal to protect the southern border is objectively a disaster." At Da Caller, KAMALA HARRIS WRAPPED: Here’s How America’s Favorite VP Fared During Another Rocky Year Under Scrutiny. Say, how's that border gig going?

Vicky Taft at PJM sees Another Gulag Christmas in Joe Biden's J6 Jail. Here's How to Help NOW. At Da Wire, 100+ Federal Investigations Opened In U.S. Stemming From October 7 Attack: DOJ Official. But how many were of non-existent "white supremacists?" Lloyd Billingsley at Am Spec sees Christmas Comes Early for Government Snoops "The new FBI motto should be “here’s looking at you, kid”" as Section 702 extended. 

Ben Wingarten at NYPo explains Why Obama stepped in to save Harvard prez Claudine Gay. "Obama is making a play to protect the DEI regime itself — a regime, already roiled by the backlash against wokeism and the Supreme Court’s strike against affirmative action in schools, critical to maintaining political power." From the Free Bacon, Harvard Itself Unearthed New Case of Plagiarism Not Included In Previous Allegations—After Threatening To Sue New York Post Alleging Allegations Were ‘Demonstrably False’. "Claudine Gay, the university’s president, lifted language from a 1981 article without using quotation marks." At Am Think Andrea Widburg thinks Claudine Gay may have done more than just plagiarize her work, she may have falsified data as well, an even more serious academic no-no. Herr Professor Jacobson at LI says It’s important to Harvard that its brand survive Claudine Gay. It’s important to America that it doesn’t. "The corruption and rot caused by DEI is on full display, and Claudine Gay has become its poster child. While on substance she should be gone, having her stay in place serves the function of keeping the focus on the DEI farce. The Harvard brand may have to fall so that a better academia can rise." Hat Hair  cites NYT, Harvard Corp: It Might Be Time for 'Generational Change.' Capt. Ed kibbitzes, "Harvard Corporation thought they were making ‘generational change’ when they appointed Gay as Harvard’s president. And they did — but it was a generational change to identity over competency and virtue. I somehow doubt that the board members want a generational change back to real academic values. They just want a less embarrassing example of identitarianism." wretchardthecat@wretchardthecat, "It remains to be seen if they can save their own skins by throwing her to the wolves, but I think it is possible they will try it."

mrc-TV reports a Jewish Group Files Complaint After Autistic Kid Comes Home With Swastika Cut Into His Back. He's non-verbal, so it wasn't something he said. Hoyt at Insty thinks TEMPER TANTRUMS ARE POOR PERSUASION TECHNIQUE: Pro-Palestinian protesters chant ‘Christmas is canceled’ while carrying blood-red mock Nativity scene through NYC — scuffles break out, arrests made. Particularly when what you’re trying to persuade people to is crazy cakes. From NYPo, Pro-Palestinian protesters in car caravan disrupt Christmas caroling in Washington Square Park. Breitbart, Pro-Palestinian Protest Disrupts Christmas in San Francisco: ‘No Xmas as Usual’. Dan Greenfield at Front Page, Hamas Supporters Declare War on Christmas, "How many of y'all would come out on Christmas Day and ruin their Christmas?" PJM's Bob Spencer sees that in New Jersey an Islamic Cleric Prays That Non-Muslims’ Children Become ‘Booty’ for Muslims and at Front Page, a Man Wearing Hijab and Lipstick Insists: ‘I am Muslim. Not a Fake Woman.’ "Will he visit a Sharia-adherent country?" At NYPo, The ugly reasons this pro-Hamas NYC teacher still has a job. Andrea Widburg again, On Christmas, ostensibly Christian leftists launch a diversity attack on Christ. Bob Spencer at PJM says We Actually Do Have an Established Religion, and That’s Not Good, leftism. 

At Da Wire, After Police Are Alerted About Graphic LGBT Book, MA Governor Rails Against ‘Book Banning’. "The book, called “Gender Queer,” includes illustrations of sex between two males with a sex toy, oral sex, masturbation, and other sexually explicit content." Thom Nichols at Front Page worries about Making Porn for ‘Democrat’ Democracy. At Da Caller, University With Gender Clinic Funds Study To See If Puberty Blockers Cause ‘Lasting’ Brain Changes For Kids. Quite likely. Nathanael Blake at Da Fed thinks Defunding Child Sexualizers Like The Kinsey Institute Should Be A No-Brainer For Republicans. Rob Renner at Da Fed tells how When A Christian Professor Spoke About His Struggle With Homosexuality, The LGBT Mob Came For Him.  At Am Con, Trans Motherhood is Here. "Surrogacy presents an amalgamation of the biggest culture war battles." I am unconcerned. 

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Carol Swain, who Claudine Gay plagiarized, at NYPo says A can-do attitude is more important than race or social class. Ben Bartee, WATCH: Black Actress Worth Estimated $12 Million Cries About Low Pay, Cites Racism, Taraji P. Henson. Mike Gonzalez at NYPo, wants to Defund the Smithsonian’s Latino Museum — a woke indoctrination factory

Jessi Petrilla at Front Page, thinks The U.S. Military is Not Woke, But the Woke Threat is Real "The potential Achilles' heel of our military." From Da Caller, Here’s What They’re Teaching In The Naval Academy’s Gender And Sexuality Class "Students begin the class by performing a land acknowledgement, the syllabus shows. Students also set the learning outcomes for the course. The second class period involve study of “theories of gender” and learning about the Genderbread person, a visual made to show a difference between “gender identity,” “gender expression,” “anatomical sex,” “gender” and “sexual orientation.” On the third class period, students create a diversity statement and learn gender and sexuality vocabulary."

The great Victor Davis Hanson at Am Great calls 2024—the Year of our Reckoning "Will we meet the challenges or ensure the ongoing decline?" 

So next year we will likely see the climax to a number of current dangerous ideas, events, and forces, which finally will either overwhelm us or be addressed and remedied. We live in a Neronian age but can recover if we first understand how we got here and the nature of the suicide we are committing.

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Happy New Year! and FMJRA 2.0: (Like) There’s No Tomorrow ready at The Other McCain.

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