Saturday, December 2, 2023

Flotsam and Jetsam - Santos Gets the Boot

Yesterday the House voted to unseat Rep. George Santos, a liar on (almost) a Bideneque scale, and accused, but not (yet) convicted  of many deeds of corruption so trivial as to embarrass a true Biden. At NRO, George Santos Expelled from House, Teeing Up Special Election in Toss-Up District. From Da Caller, House Votes To Expel George Santos. "The vote was 311-114. Santos is officially the first member to be expelled before receiving a conviction. He is the sixth member to be expelled in history." Ace in medium dudgeon, 89 Republicans Join Democrats to Expel George Santos from Congress; Republicans Also Refuse to Hold Vote to Expel Fire-Alarm-Puller and Insurrectionist Jamaal BowmanRep. Burlison to Newsmax: Ousting Santos a 'Dangerous Precedent. "There are a lot of things in his campaign funds that should be cleaned up, but we're setting a very dangerous precedent where we are expelling a member before they've been convicted in a court of law." From the Right Scoop, WATCH: Fetterman goes on The View and runs over Senator Menendez with a bus and then backs over him again. At Hat Hair, Fetterman: You Know Who's Worse than Santos? TheBlaze@theblaze "Fetterman: "We have a colleague in the Senate that's actually done much more sinister kinds of things. He needs to go. If you are going to expel Santos, how can you allow Menendez to remain in the Senate? Menendez is really a Senator for Egypt, not New Jersey."" From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.01.23 (Evening Edition), Twitchy sees James Woods Demolish \ Democrats in a Series of Posts Following George Santos Expulsion. Well worth the visit. Also, at  The Federalist, George Santos’ Expulsion Is Further Proof The GOP Is A Potemkin Political Party and From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.01.23 at Da Fed, All The Ways Americans Benefit From Republicans Voting To Expel George Santos. "There Are None (Except for Democrats!)" At Althouse, "Is it embarrassing that Santos was elected in the first place? Yes. But that’s democracy. Sometimes voters make mistakes." ""The role of members of Congress is to represent their constituents, not to overturn the will of the voters just because they believe those voters have acted unwisely." Writes Adam Serwer, in "Expelling George Santos Was a Mistake/Forcing the New York representative out of the House after a conviction would have been justified; pushing him out beforehand is not" (The Atlantic)."

Da Signal has 6 Takeaways From Newsom-DeSantis Debate. Beege Welborn at Hat Hair is amused You Newsom Thing Like This Was Coming: 'Hannity & DeSantis Are Cheater Pantses!' for using facts. "The Newsom team mostly lost their collective cookies over the three P’s – props, poop, and porn. . . .  And had to have his wife bail him out because he hadn’t a clue he’d been torched." Sister Toldja at RedState hears Delicious Post-Debate Crying From Newsom HQ as Report Hints at Moment His Team Knew He Was Done. "A DeSantis aide said California first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom was the one who stepped in and ended the debate on her husband’s behalf after Hannity invited the two governors to go deeper into overtime. A second person on the ground confirmed that." Mary Margaret Olohan @MaryMargOlohan, "DeSantis whips out one of the explicitly sexual gender books aimed at children as he defends FL's pro-parent bills: "This is a book that is in some of the schools in California called Gender Queer...this is pornography. It's cartoons. It's aimed at children. And it's wrong."" From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.01.23 (Evening Edition), Dana Loesch: DeSantis Mercilessly, Repeatedly Dunks On Gov. Hairgel In Savage Debate, Legal Insurrection, Like a Boss: Ron DeSantis Wipes the Floor With Gavin Newsom in Red State v. Blue State Debate

From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.01.23  Tristsan Justice at Da Fed says Dan Goldman Is A Hunter Biden Laptop Truther.

Breitbart has a Report: Joe Biden’s 2024 Bid Puts Democrats in a Bind and Surrender: Blinken Tells Israel It Lacks ‘Credit’ to Defeat Hamas. From the Free Bacon, She Praised Islamic Terror Groups. Then the Biden Admin Tapped Her To Address 'Hate and Threats of Violence.' "Palestine Legal manager Lina Assi has called Hezbollah 'crucial and important.'"

Tom Knighton at TAW, on Biden's Price control ideas, Oh, well that ought to do it. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 12.01.23 Eddie Scarry at Da Fed characterizes the  Media’s 2024 Pitch To America: Be Poor Because Democracy Depends On It.  Also, The Real Conspiracy Theorists About U.S. Elections Are Legacy Media

From NewsMax, Harris Poll: Trump Leads Biden by 8 in 4-Way Race, with RFK Jr. and Cornell West sweetening the mix. I doubt Cornell is really in except to extract concessions from Biden. From the PI, Disgraced Former CNN Host Chris Cuomo Claims He May Vote For Trump As He Slams Biden – No ‘Greater Risk To America. Capt. Ed wonders "Is Chris Cuomo on the level here? Maybe; he’s not a completely unreasonable person. But even if he’s not, then at least he sees a need to pander to others who *do* feel this way." Matt Vespa at TownHall is amused that  Hell Freezes Over: Maher Is Onboard With This Part of Trump's Education Policy, teach kids to love the country (and not the opposite). Steve Levy at WaEx, The Left’s fear of fascism under Trump is the ultimate example of projection. From Am Con, Vivek the Warmonger? "Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy believes that the country is in a cold civil war that his opponents—minus one—can’t see, and that he’s the only candidate who can win it."  At The Wombats In The Mailbox: 11.30.23 Twitchy,  Nikki Haley Gets Kiss Of Death Endorsement from Jennifer Rubin. Michael Cantrell at PJM hosts Marjorie Taylor Greene Reveals Why She Hates Republicans During Interview With Tucker Carlson. As with most Tucker interviews this one was pretty interesting. 

Jordan Boyd at Da Fed explains how Democrats Illegally Vote To Advance SCOTUS Attack And Subpoena Private Citizens. Harold Hutchinson at Da Caller, Jonathan Turley Reacts To ‘Breathtaking’ Demands From NY AG In Trump Case: ‘She’s Asking For A Nuclear Option’  “You’ve got this New York law that allows James to proceed against Trump even though no one lost any money, even though banks didn’t complain, and on that basis she’s asking for a nuclear option,” Turley told Fox Business host Larry Kudlow. “She is basically trying to end the role of the corporation of New York, taking away certificates and imposing a quarter of a billion dollars in damages for money that was not lost.”

Rusty Weiss at the PI, GOP Rep. Higgins Claims Over 200 FBI Agents Were Involved On January 6. I hope he's wrong but I fear he's right. The point is we don't know, and we should.

From Twitchy, Elon Musk's Lawsuit Inspires MERCILESS Thread Taking Media Matters APART and It's a BEAUTIFUL Thing. At Althouse, Did Elon Musk use the word "blackmail" incorrectly? Jonathan Chait thinks so... "... and makes much of it, in "Elon Musk Doesn’t Understand What ‘Blackmail’ Means/Companies refusing to pay for your ads is not blackmail" (NY Magazine). . . . If Musk were threatening to sue Disney for withdrawing its ads, Chait's argument would make more sense." The Bablyson Bee snarks Child Grooming Content On X Reduced By 83% After Disney Pulls Ads. Charlotte Hazzard at JTN reports a Federal judge blocks Montana's TikTok ban. "The ban was scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024."  Capt. Ed, "State governments can ban the use of TikTok on its own devices and in its own offices, but it can’t ban it for private use. That not only conflicts with what is clearly interstate and international commerce (both federal jurisdictions), but also common sense. How did Montana expect to enforce the ban — by conducting phone inspections? This was an entirely performative effort, albeit in an arguably good cause, and turned into nothing but a waste of time and money."

At Am Think, Andrea Widburg thinks Testimony before Congress shows 1984 is here, and Obama started it. Matt Taibbi at Racket Lol: Before and After, in House Testimony "For former Mike Pence official Olivia Troye, what a difference one hour made.  It turns out the time between Troye statements “Instead of continuing to spread conspiracy theories about government censorship” and “I’ve never said this was a conspiracy, you have not heard that comment from me” was exactly one hour. That has to be a first of some kind, although one minute would’ve been more impressive. Just an FYI from the train home…" From Da Caller, Jim Jordan Subpoenas Key Ex-Biden Admin Officials Behind Censorship Efforts.  "Jordan is directing the subpoenas to former White House director of digital strategy Rob Flaherty and former Biden covid response team advisor Andy Slavitt for them to appear for depositions, according to letters obtained by the Daily Caller." and White House Pressured YouTube To ‘Crack Down On Vaccine Misinformation,’ New Docs Reveal.

Matt Margolis at PJM notices Whoa, Chuck Schumer Admits That the Rise in Anti-Semitism Is Coming From The Political Left. Ethel C. Fenig at Am Think thinks  Schumer Wakes up to Anti-Semitism Hugh Fitzgerald at Front Page, Pro-Hamas Nazi Students at Harvard Give President Claudine Gay a Deadline. From the Free Bacon, Tufts University Student Group Honors Palestinian 'Martyrs'—Including Hamas Terrorists Who Died Attacking Israel. "School’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter praised 'creativity' of Hamas's Oct. 7 terror attack." and Massachusetts Hate Crimes Task Force Member Accuses Israel of Genocide, Says Jews Control The Media. Mary Chastain at LI, U. Michigan Cancels Anti-Israel Vote After ‘Pro-Palestinian’ Students Send Unauthorized Email Blast, "But the university took “this action with deep reluctance.”" Steve Hayward at Power Lines asks (and attempts to answer) When & How Did Universities Become So Crazy Left?  "There are lots of reasons for this, and no one single reason. Most everyone likes to talk about the 1960s, “America’s cultural revolution,” and this is of course true. But on closer look I think we can make out more specifically one of the greatest examples of the law of unintended consequences from a well-meaning social policy: the student draft-deferment system of the 1960s. Thousands of young men who might not otherwise have gone to, or remained in college, did so to avoid the draft, and many thousands of them continued into graduate school to continue avoiding the draft, and newly radicalized departments, especially sociology, expanded to absorb the draft-dodgers." The New Neo wonders Why have so many people lost their moral compass? At Am Spec Rabbi Fischer looks at Women and Children, Feminists and Misandry, "Now, with the Hamas hostage deal, they don’t want gallantry."

Buck Throckmorton at Ace's THE MORNING RANT: Conservative, Inc. and The Conservative Case for Removing Statues of Our Founding Fathers "The statue of Thomas Jefferson was just removed from New York’s City Hall. This was inevitable, with America’s left now comfortable in its spitting hatred of the United States’ heritage. “Thomas Jefferson statue removed from City Hall after 187 years” [NY Post – 11/23/2021]"

At Outkick, Victoria's Secret Apologizes To Transgender Trying On Bras, Gets Destroyed. Capt. Ed, "The reaction from women online is, um …. not positive for VS, needless to say. I’m not familiar enough with their client base to see where this will fall on the Bud Light/Nike spectrum of woke policy outcomes. but I suspect that intimate apparel may produce a much stronger reaction than bad-beer. choices." Insty cites LOTT, I HOPE WE’RE NOT TOO MESSIANIC, OR A TRIFLE TOO SATANIC: Cosmo Promotes Satanic Abortion Ritual: Killing Babies to “Empower” Women

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