Saturday, March 30, 2024

Flotsam and Jetsam - Could Tugs have Saved the Key Bridge?

Recovery operations at the Key Bridge have begun, a large cranes have been moved into place to start cutting up and removing the wreckage. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.24 (Evening Edition) This Ain’t Hell, Army Corps of Engineers to Baltimore Recovery, MJTruthUltra @MJTruthUltra MUST READ UPDATE: Baltimore Bridge Collapse The Cargo Ships BLACK BOX Reveals the VDR Sensor Data “Ceased” Recording for 2 Minutes Prior to Impact NTSB investigator Marcel Muise held a press conference to reveal the data on the DALI’s black box, also known as the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). . . " Yeah, but don't go all tinfoil hat about it. The VDR was dependent on ships power, which was lost prior to impact. It's a stupid setup, but it's not unusual. AP wonders Could tugboats have helped avert the bridge collapse tragedy in Baltimore?. Probably. But then the navigation is dependent on 2 or more other engines subject to failure. You pays your money and takes your chance. At the Balmer Sun, ‘A cascade of failures’ contributed to rare, catastrophic Key Bridge collapse. That's usually why ships sink and planes crash. At Althouse, "But state officials worried about terrorism had focused on bombs and bad guys in small boats, not an errant 95,000-gross-ton container ship...."  "From "Officials studied Baltimore bridge risks but didn’t prepare for ship strike" (WaPo). They knew the problem. "It never occurred to anybody"... please. The necessary precaution, the bridge having the limitations they knew it had, was to ban ships that size from passing there. That's how I see it, as a layperson. Prove me wrong." Well, without the port, there would be no Baltimore, at least as we know it. And ships evolved. Ship happens, get over it. From the Balmer Sun assurances that Authorities say cargo on ship that downed Key Bridge poses ‘no immediate threat to the environment’ but at the Balmer Banner, Environmental concerns loom in aftermath of the Key Bridge collapse. Well, yeah, some stuff is likely to leak, and they're going to stir up a lot of mud in the process of clearing the debris. It's Baltimore Harbor, and a little pollution is just dilution. Beege Welborn at Hat Hair was Gonna Rip the Baltimore Mayor for His 'Hate Whitey' Schtick, But DANG There Are Some Real Jerks Out ThereBreaking911@Breaking911 "BALTIMORE MAYOR SCOTT: "[White people’s] way of life, of being comfortable while everyone else suffers is going to be at risk, and they should be afraid because that's my purpose in life." From CJ, Different Kinds of Insurance, "Why is President Biden offering to pick up the costs of a multibillion-dollar private disaster?" At Da Wire, Less Than A Year Before Bridge Fiasco, Maryland’s Dem Gov Put A DEI Consultant On State’s Port Commission. "Previous governors appointed people with in-depth transportation experience — Karenthia Barber was a politically-connected DEI consultant and public speaker." PJM's VodkaPundit is shocked It Could Take HOW LONG to Rebuild Francis Scott Key Bridge??? "Could it really take twice as long and four times as much money to replace the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge than it did to build it in the first place?" Sure, the environmental assessment alone will take a couple years and eat up a few million.

Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.24 (Evening Edition), Eric Lendrum at Am Great reports Obama Fears Trump Win in 2024, Making Frequent Calls to Biden’s Chief of Staff. At Bravo Blue, Putting Lipstick on the Pig, "Biden is unpopular but so is everybody. It's not his policies. Thus sayeth The New York Times." and the Victory Girls Democrats Now Realize The Biden-Trump Optics Were Bad. Scott McKay at Am Spec on The Ever-Continuous Villaining of Joe Biden and His Minions. "We must turn them out of power as thoroughly as possible this fall." Jordan Boyd at Da Fed notices the Washington Post’s Lead Liar Waves Away Mountain Of Evidence To Claim Biden Corruption Proof Is ‘Scant’. PJM's Matt Margolis notes the irony of the Biden Campaign Accusing Trump of Running a Basement Campaign, and That’s Not the Worst Part. Eddy Scarry at Da Fed sees Democrats Have A New Joke About Bankrupting Donald Trump Along With The Rest Of America. Leah Barkoukis at TownHall hears the Charlotte Radio Host Speak Out About His Interview With KJP That Made Headlines.

From TNP, ‘Bidenomics’ is Dead, but not dead enough. From the Free Bacon, Biden Admin Could Use 'Indigenous Knowledge' To Kill Critical Mining Project. "The Ambler Access Project is expected to yield billions of dollars in precious metals used for renewable energy projects." At WaEx, Biden’s half-baked pier

TNP reports Impeachment Articles Against DHS Sec Mayorkas Will Be Sent to Senate on April 10. Dan Chaitin at Da Wire, House Picks Date To Present Mayorkas Impeachment Articles To Senate, It's too bad the Senate won't convict. Sundance at CTH goes on about the Upcoming AMA, Great Replacement Theory, General Information. Breitbart reports 2,000+ Migrants in New Government-Assisted Caravan Moving Through Mexico and an Illegal Alien Accused of Raping ‘Mentally Incapacitated’ 14-Year-Old Girl in Alabama. Jordan Boyd at Da Fed, Mom Of Boy Killed By Illegal Border Crosser Speaks Out: ‘His Life Was Taken Way Too Early By Someone Who Shouldn’t Be Here’. Da Caller, Fugitive Migrant Influencer Flashes Wads Of Cash, Says He Wants To ‘Mark’ His ‘Territory,’ Not ‘Work Like A Slave’ Like many people who make the administration look bad, the Feds tracked him down and arrested him. Jazz Shaw, 'Migrant Influencer' Arrested. Bronson Winslow at Am Great is concerned that the Biden Admin is Stripping Americans of Gun Rights to Arm Illegals. What Could Go Wrong? "Amidst the unprecedented invasion across our nation’s southern border, leftist judges are guaranteeing Second Amendment rights to illegal aliens while denying them to law-abiding citizens." How many divisions worth of military age Chinese men have come in? Cal Thomas at Front Page considers the Moscow Massacre: Could it Happen Here? "A troubling reflection on our open southern border - and on those who wish us harm." TNP explains Here’s How Mass Migration is Threatening America’s Food Security.  "Vickers highlighted the fact that thousands of cattle in Texas were slaughtered after being infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). The source of these infections was the illegal aliens who worked at the affected dairies. Vickers noted that “people from Central America and beyond” milk “[m]ost of the dairy herds in the United States.” In two cases, a combined 23,000 cattle were infected with TB. Investigators discovered that the TB strains were human and originated outside of the U.S. Twelve illegal aliens working with the herds were infected with TB, Vickers said."

Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.24 (Evening Edition), The Geller Reports Trump’s White House Lawyer Admits to Engineering Plot To Prevent Investigating 2020 Election Fraud, Swamp Ran Deep, and at Da Tech Guy, Irony meters across the universe cried out in agony as if they were overwhelmed by a great disturbance  "I have to admit the title of my article is a tiny exaggeration. The disturbance documented in this Breitbart article only pinged irony meters across the United States. The Biden White House criticized Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday for barring the leading opposition candidate from his country’s upcoming elections — after Democrats tried to do the same to Donald Trump." Dan Greenfield at Front Page documents how Biden’s DOJ Targeted Trump From Day 1. "Inside the Biden administration’s secret investigation of its top enemy." Matt Margolis thinks Jack Smith’s Case Against Trump Appears to Be Falling Apart 
"Special Counsel Jack Smith could be blocked from using evidence against Donald Trump contained in grand jury investigation files, which were transferred to the former president's Florida classified documents case this week, a former prosecutor has suggested," reports Newsweek. "In 2023, a grand jury in Washington, D.C., heard evidence from witnesses—including Trump's attorney, Evan Corcoran—while considering whether charges should be brought against the former president and others for hoarding classified documents. However, Trump and his co-accused were later indicted in Florida and, under federal rules, the grand jury files were transferred on Monday to Trump-appointed judge, Aileen Cannon's court."

According to former prosecutor Bill Shipley, the transfer of the case from D.C. to Florida gives Judge Cannon control over what evidence can be included—especially testimony that may have violated attorney-client privilege.
Harold Hutchinson at Da Caller, Former US Attorney Highlights One Key Element That Makes Fani Willis’ RICO Case ‘Incredibly Weak.’ Kyle Becker@kylenabecker, "THERE IT IS: The motion for the Georgia Court of Appeals to hear the #FaniWillis disqualification case has been officially filed. The Georgia Court of Appeals is now on the clock to decide if it too will run cover for a corrupt District Attorney's office." TNP, Surprise! Judge Who Wants Trump Attorney Disbarred is Massive Democrat Donor. Joe Klein at Front Page watches The Left Goes Into Overdrive With Trump Derangement Syndrome "A peculiar and twisted obsession." 

Susie Moore at RedState wants you to WATCH: Somber Trump Speaks Following Wake for Slain NYPD Officer - Emphasizes Need for Law and Order. Twitchy reports Governor Kathy Hochul May Have Been Invited But She Definitely Was Not Welcome at Slain Officer's Funeral. NYPo notices Trump blasts ‘rocket scientist’ Biden for skipping murdered NYPD officer’s wake for swanky NYC fundraiser. PJM'a Stephen Kruiser wonders Will Dems' Abandonment of Law Enforcement Finally Haunt Them in 2024? At Ace's Morning Rant, Media’s Gotchas on Trump Keep Bringing Coverage to Otherwise Embargoed Stories. Althouse, "Donald Trump is presenting himself as the Man on the Cross, tortured for our sins." "Maureen Dowd meowed, in "Donald Trump, Blasphemous Bible Thumper" (NYT)." Never-Anybody-But-Trump sundance extolls The Value of Trump. WaEx examines Who will RFK Jr. hurt more, Biden or Trump? Hat Hair VIP Tom Jackson reports Back in Florida, DeSantis Keeps on Winning for Conservatives. At the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.24 (Afternoon Edition), Louder With Crowder, As Ron DeSantis passes law ending “squatters rights,

Mark Tapscott at Insty, REPLACEMENT THEORY IN CENSUS DATA: "You know the theory: Democrats, led by President Joe Biden, opened U.S. borders to enable the importation of millions of new voters who will be loyal to the party symbolized by the braying donkey. But is that really what is going on? The always curious lads at Issues & Insights (I&I) did some digging into U.S. Census Bureau data on net migration flows since 2020 and here’s what they found: “We broke out net international migration numbers into counties that voted for Biden and those that voted for Trump. What did we find? Of the more than 2.5 million international migrants, more than 2 million went to counties that voted for Biden. Which means fewer than 500,000 of them ended up in counties that voted for Trump.. . ." Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.29.24 (Evening Edition), at Da Lid, New York City Demands Supreme Court Allow 800,000 Illegals to Vote and The Federalist: ‘Gender Identity’ Law Spells The End Of Religious Liberty In Minnesota, Rep. Mike Gallagher Leaves GOP, Wisconsinites In The Lurch, The RNC Is Right: -Anyone Who Can’t Recognize Flaws In 2020 Is Unfit To Help Republicans Win, As Sexual Accuser Bankrupts Trump, Biden Fundraises With Epstein Pal Bill Clinton, Georgia House Guts Bill That Would Have Given Election Board Power To Investigate Secretary Of State, ‘Bidenbucks’ Tentacles Expand As Judge Shuts Down Lawsuit. Hat Hair's Jazz Shaw reports New Georgia Voting Rules Approved. Natalia Mittelstadt at JTN sees a Federal appeals court rule Pennsylvania must only count mail ballots with dates, signatures "The NAACP sued Pennsylvania in 2022 regarding the commonwealth's decision to void mail-in ballots that are either missing a date on the outer return envelopes or have an incorrect date." At ET, Behind Massive Mail-in Ballot Push Is a Little-Noticed Executive Order. "The federal government is using its vast resources and its largest agencies to register new voters and expand mail-in balloting, with the help of nonprofits."

Hat Hair's Dave Strom warns Did You Know That You Have an ESG Score and it Can Be Used Against You? Aaron Kheriaty at Da Fed thinks SCOTUS Errs In Murthy v. Missouri By Assuming Big Tech Is Just Like Print Media. Dan Greenfield at Front Page, Google Warns Freedom Center to Censor Mentions of Islamic Terror "Big Tech monopoly finally reveals why it’s censoring Front Page Magazine." MAZE@mazemoore "Before the 2020 election Stephen Colbert was doing skits encouraging people to be skeptical of Big Pharma and its motives. After the election he was dancing like a fool while surrounded by people dressed as syringes."

@amuse@amuse "FBI: If you’re actively posting criticism of the Biden regime on X your account is being actively monitored by the FBI and/or DHS. Make sure you get a Ring doorbell so when they come to your door you can ask them to hold their ID up to the camera. Then politely tell them you are not available and you don’t answer questions. Do not open the door. Watch this video: Nick Arama at RedState sees Community Notes Wrecks the FBI Over Their Violations of the Rights of Americans From Campus Reform, House committee opens investigation into Rutgers University over 'pervasiveness of antisemitism on its campuses'. The College Fix reports Professors get $1 million to apply ‘critical race studies’ to the classics. PJM's Gray Bakich says Washington State Now Offers Hotline for 'Hate Crimes' and 'Bias Incidents'. From the James Martin Center, How We’ve Gone from Institutions of Higher Education to Conformity Colleges

CJ, The Biden Administration Benches Female Athletes. "Don’t believe the spin that its proposed Title IX regulations won’t harm athletics for women and girls." From Twitchy, HE DID THE MEME! LOL! Republican Rep. Refuses to Play Pretend for Trans Democrat Rep. (Watch)

Dave Strom reports Taylor Lorenz Celebrates at the Pornhub Awards, mean while X, her nemesis, Libs of TikTok, Chaya Raichik@ChayaRaichik10 "Nex’s father r*ped her and m*lested her for years. He was arrested again 2 weeks before she overdosed. WaPo knew this information and still blamed me."

At CJ, Maria-Katrina Cortez finds Much Heat, Little Light "A new book on rural Americans offers mostly cherry-picked data and condescension."

Linked at the Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup and links. The Wombat has FMJRA 2.0: Adrift Somewhere In The Anacostia River up and garnering clicks at The Other McCain.

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