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In The Mailbox: 06.27.22

Posted on | June 28, 2022 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley delenda est.

The media react to today’s SCOTUS decision

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: Marvel Finally shows Its True Racist Colors
EBL: Democrat Days Of Rage, I am starting to get the idea environmentalists don’t like us, and To be fair, we could all use the prayers
Twitchy: Straight-FIRE thread absolutely SHREDS every single Lefty talking point about abortion and Roe, also, Jemele Hill straight-up lies about SCOTUS’ Kennedy decision upholding First Amendment rights
Louder With Crowder: Leftists Call for a ‘Sex Strike’ in the Wake of Dobbs, Totally Miss the Irony, Leftists Cry Bloody Murder After Man Drives Truck Through Protesters, and TikToker Nails PERFECT Kamala Harris Impersonation
Vox Popoli: The Inversion Identifier, Depopulation: Vaccine Edition, and How to Read the News
Stoic Observations: The Black Mandalorians

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Civil War Part II 
American Conservative: Biden Pays Big Bucks for Pfizer’s Latest Flop, also, George Soros Targets Hispanic Media
American Greatness: The Greatest Living American Issues His Career-Defining Court Opinion, America Is More Fragile Than the Left Understands, and Over One Million Voters Switch From Democrat to Republican Ahead of Midterms
American Power: The Conservative Legal Push to Overturn Roe v. Wade Was 50 Years in the Making, also, Biden Administration Guts Due-Process Rights for College Students
American Thinker:  We Are Witnessing What Happens When Unrestrained Youth Gets Power, SCOTUS Exposes the Lying, Lawless Left, and Gaslighting Committee Attempts Launch of Banana Republic
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday
Babalu Blog:  Two more Cuban generals suddenly die in Havana, ‘Summer? Blackouts and hunger are what’s in store’, and Castro State Security threatens a Cuban mother after she pleaded for medicine for her children on Facebook
BattleSwarm: More On the NYSRPA Vs. Bruen Gun Decision, also, Texas Woman Pleads Guilty To 26 Counts Of That Voter Fraud Democrats Swear Doesn’t Exist
Behind The Black: Psyche will not launch as scheduled, Blue Origin abandons plans to land New Glenn first stages on purchased cargo ship, and Pushback – Supreme Court rules in favor of HS football coach fired for praying
Cafe Hayek: Extra! Extra! Read All About It! The Court Bucks Majority!, Courts Are Neither Legislatures Nor Constitutional Conventions, and More on the Standard of Living of Pets Under Capitalism
CDR Salamander: Turning the Tables on Red China with Brent Sadler – on Midrats, also, Getting Our Head Around German National Solipsism
Chicago Boyz: Industrial Distribution Supply Chain Update
Da Tech Guy: Renaming the Stennis is dumb, Reasons to oppose Priztker for governor and president, and Five Quick Dobbs Thoughts Under the Fedora
Don Surber: It’s the Thomas Court, Roe keeps lib sheep livid, and The punk rock Republicans
First Street Journal: Amanda Marcotte loses it over abortion, also, We’re not really serious about rape
Gates Of Vienna: Only the Best for EU Apparatchiks in Manhattan, Iranian Homophobe Goes on a Murderous Rampage in Oslo, and Death at the Border Fence in Melilla
The Geller Report: Biden Is Hiding His Plan To Rig The 2022 Midterm Elections, Without Trump, Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade would not have been possible, and New York Supreme Court strikes down law that allowed non-citizens to vote
Hogewash: Long Marches and “Our” Democracy, Team Kimberlin Post of the Day, and Another View of Phobos
Hollywood In Toto: Eight Times Samantha Bee Embarrassed Herself, also, Samuel Jackson’s Vile Attack on Justice Thomas Confirms Liberal Privilege
The Lid: After SCOTUS Abortion Decision, CNN’s Ana Navarro Pushes Eugenics, also, Jewish Orgs Ignore Jewish Law To Trash SCOTUS Abortion Ruling
Legal Insurrection: School Board Votes to Return San Francisco’s Lowell High School to Merit-Based Admissions, Jewish Student Editor Calls Out the Harvard Crimson Over Embrace of Anti-Israel BDS Movement, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Poised To Sign Expansive School Choice Bill Into Law
Nebraska Energy Observer: Random Observations, also, The Right to Life
Outkick: Christian Braun’s Mom is Fully Aware She Stole the Show on Draft Night, Steve Kerr Says Celtics Fans Crossed The Line With Draymond Green, and Houston Texans Sued For Allegedly Enabling Deshaun Watson’s Behavior
Power Line: Why the Abortion Hysteria?, The Unhinged Left in Action, and Andrew Lee, RIP
Shark Tank: Roe vs. Wade Ruling Could Boost Nikki Fried’s Gubernatorial Campaign
Shot In The Dark: Let’s Be Honest, Drew Lee, and Reports
This Ain’t Hell: Another Rand Corp study that finds the obvious, Khobar Towers Remembered, and Army Relaxes Tat Standards for Recruits
Transterrestrial Musings: The White Working Class, The Lunacy Of The Left, and “Shall Carry” In California
Victory Girls: Violence Promised by the Left over Dobbs: Delivered, Illegal Immigrants Quietly Being Pardoned By Biden Administration, and Lori Lightfoot Slurs Clarence Thomas, Ignores Flames In City
Volokh Conspiracy: Dobbs, Abortion, and Stare Decisis, State AG Suggests Considering Applicants’ Ideological Viewpoints in Denying Carry Licenses, and Dobbs Won’t End the Legal Battle Over Abortion
Watts Up With That: Is Lake Mead Shrinking Because of Climate?, Coal Burning Germany: Pay Poor Countries to Switch to Renewables, and Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bear Habitat at the Summer Solstice is Above Average
Weasel Zippers: “Admiral” Levine: Sex Reassignment Surgery Is “Life-Saving” And “Medically Necessary” For Kids, Dem Reps Jackie Speier, Ayanna Pressley: Pro-Abortion Activists Need To “Armor Up” For “A War”, and Antifa In LA Brought A Flamethrower To Abortion Protest
The Federalist: J6 Committee Ignores Witness’s Ties To Zuckerberg-Funded Group That Manipulated 2020 Election, FBI Raids Target Democrats’ Political Foes Instead Of True Criminals, and Democrats Have Become A Serious Threat To The Republic
Mark Steyn: Aborting Ourselves, Cult Status: Paul Williams and Phantom of the Paradise, and Court in the Act

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Important Questions the White House Press Corps Will Never Ask Joe Biden

Posted on | June 27, 2022 | No Comments

The topic of Hunter Biden is streng verboten for so-called “mainstream” journalists, and so Our Alleged President will never face tough questioning about this subject:

President Joe Biden apparently unwittingly financed his son’s participation in an escort ring tied to Russia, records from a copy of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop show.
Hunter Biden spent over $30,000 on escorts, many of whom were linked to “.ru” Russian email addresses and worked with an “exclusive model agency” called UberGFE during a 3 1/2 month period between November 2018 and March 2019.
He managed to do so thanks in part to Joe Biden committing to wiring him a total of $100,000 to help pay his bills from December 2018 through January 2019.
In one instance, Joe Biden wired his son $5,000 while he was actively engaged with an UberGFE escort. In another, texts indicated Hunter Biden convinced his father to wire him $20,000 to finance his stay at a New York City drug rehabilitation program that he never checked into. . . .
There is no suggestion in these messages that Joe Biden knew what his son was spending his support payments on.
Hunter Biden disclosed in text messages with a woman named Eva, the go-between who served as his primary point of contact for UberGFE, that his accounts were temporarily frozen at one point because his attempted payments to her “girls” with Russian email accounts were too much of a “red flag” for his bank. Eva refers to him as Robert in the messages, which is his birth name.
A 2020 Senate report by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) said: “Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries,” and records note some of these transactions are linked to what “appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”

Hey, did you ever hear anyone — anyone — from CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post or the Associated Press mention this Senate report about Hunter Biden’s involvement with Eastern European human trafficking rings? Or did any journalist from any of these organizations ever engage in real reporting about the sources of Hunter Biden’s income and possible connections with Hunter’s father? No, of course not. They are determined to ignore this story, because it wouldn’t help Democrats win elections, and helping Democrats win elections is the only thing “mainstream” journalists really care about. “Operatives with bylines,” indeed.




 

Rule 5 Sunday: Eugenie Bouchard

Posted on | June 27, 2022 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

We seem to be blessed in recent years with a plethora of young ladies who are both athletic and attractive, and one of these is Canadian tennis player Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard, most recently noted for wearing a lacy brassiere under an open top to the Canadian Grand Prix.
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam.

NINETY MILES FROM TYRANNY: Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #1757, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns

ANIMAL MAGNETISM: Rule Five Criminal Order Friday, and the Saturday Gingermageddon.

EBL: Having My Baby, The Left’s Bitter Tears, Squeeze, Ana De Armas & Lea Seydoux, Summer Solstice, Sunrise At Stonehenge, The Northman, Barbary Corsairs & Arabs, Trans Dudes Banned From Womens’ Swimming, Spiderhead, and Top Gun: Maverick.

A VIEW FROM THE BEACHEva Longoria – Race Data Base OperatorFish Pic FridayThursday TanlinesThe Wednesday WetnessMD, VA Face Crab CutsTattoo TuesdayBiden The 39 percenter Rode His BicycleThe Monday Morning Stimulus and Palm Sunday

Thanks to everyone for all the luscious links! 

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FMJRA 2.0: Synphaera

Posted on | June 26, 2022 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

I have not been making as much progress on weeding out dead blogs from the bloglist, but at least I have peered into the guts of WordPress and figured out how to update the FMJRA widget so it’s not stuck on American Power all the time, especially since they don’t link us that often, really.
Another dismal week for the Senators. Not only did we get swept by the Expos in that frozen hellhole known as Jarry Park, we lost Casey Cox and Del Unser to injuries, though fortunately Del was only out for a day. We did manage to take two out of three from the Tribe in the Mistake by the Lake, though. so we’re only a game behind the A’s.
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam.

No light, happy music this week either.

Crazy People Are Dangerous (and the Problem With ‘Red Flag’ Laws)
The Pirate’s Cove
The First Street Journal
The DaleyGator
EBL
357 Magnum



Late Night With Rule 5 Sunday: Paige Spiranac
Animal Magnetism
A View From The Beach
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
EBL
Proof Positive

Our Alleged President Has Spoken!
The DaleyGator
BitsBlog
Headline Of The Day
EBL
357 Magnum

In The Mailbox: 06.24.22 (Evening Edition)
The DaleyGator
EBL
357 Magnum
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive

How to Get Shot by the Cops
EBL
357 Magnum

Metaphor Alert!
A View From The Beach
EBL
357 Magnum

Important Truths About ‘Mass Shootings’
EBL
357 Magnum

FMJRA 2.0: Girls With Guns
A View From The Beach
EBL

‘Cryptic Messages’
EBL

The Cul-de-Sac of Feminist Stupidity
The DaleyGator
EBL
357 Magnum

Crazy People Are Dangerous: ‘Several Disturbing Accusations’ vs. The Flash
The First Street Journal
American Free News Network
EBL
357 Magnum

In The Mailbox: 06.21.22
A View From The Beach
EBL
357 Magnum
Proof Positive

In The Mailbox: 06.21.22 (Evening Edition)
A View From The Beach
EBL
357 Magnum
Proof Positive

Guess Who Is Lying Again?
The DaleyGator
A View From The Beach
EBL
357 Magnum

In The Mailbox: 06.22.22
A View From The Beach
EBL
357 Magnum
Proof Positive

‘Public Servants’ or Public Masters: Whom Does Your Local School Board Serve?
A View From The Beach
EBL
357 Magnum

In Shocking Decision, Supreme Court Agrees With Laws of 43 States
EBL
357 Magnum

PREDICTION: MAXIMUM CRAZINESS!
The DaleyGator
A View From The Beach
EBL

In The Mailbox: 06.24.22 (Morning Edition)
EBL
357 Magnum
Proof Positive

Ode to Dobbs
EBL
357 Magnum

Top linkers for the week ending June 24:

  1.  EBL (20)
  2.  357 Magnum (16)
  3.  A View From The Beach (10)
  4.  (tied) The DaleyGator and Proof Positive (6)

Thanks to everyone for all the links!

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Good-Bye, Severodonetsk!

Posted on | June 26, 2022 | No Comments

Was this Ukrainian defeat unavoidable?

Weeks of intense fighting has finally led to a full Russian occupation of the Eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, according to the local mayor on Saturday. Russian forces have gained control and forced Ukrainian defenders to retreat the city that’s pretty much completely destroyed.
“The Russians have fully occupied Severodonetsk, our military has retreated to more prepared positions,” Severodonetsk Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk said Saturday in a TV interview.
Ukrainian forces have moved south to the city of Lysychansk, which is a few miles away and south of the Siverskyi Donets River. Russian forces are expected to continue fighting in Lysychansk to gain further ground in the Luhansk region. Russian forces and pro-Russian rebels have already begun trekking into Lysychansk, according to the BBC.

As I have been saying since mid-May, the key to defending Severodonetsk was Ukraine’s position at Lyman, 35 miles to the west. Because it was also on the northern (or eastern) bank of the Siverskyi Donets River, if Ukraine “could reinforce Lyman and launch a counterattack toward Zarichne and Kreminna, this would force the Russians to retreat from the river at Yampil and would also relieve pressure against Sievierodonetsk.” What happened instead was that Lyman fell to the Russians about two weeks later, allowing Russia then to concentrate their attack on Severodonetsk. So Ukraine went from victory at Kharkiv to defeat at Severodonetsk in the span of about six weeks. And while Ukraine still holds Lysychansk, they’re at risk of being cut off by the Russians advancing from Popasna, so that the whole Donbas region would be lost.

These reversals have happened at a time when the American public (and most of the media) had lost interest in the war. Back in March and April, when the Ukrainians were fighting to defend Kyiv, it dominated the news, but once Russia retreated from Kyiv, a lot of people seemed to conclude that this meant Ukrainian victory was guaranteed, and stopped paying attention. Some American pundits (e.g., Max Boot) apparently believe Ukraine’s main problem is a shortage of weapons, particularly long-range artillery. But it seems to me that a manpower shortage may have more to do with Ukraine’s recent reversals. After Russia invaded in February, it was announced that Ukraine had enlisted some 200,000 volunteers. A force of such size, properly trained, organized and equipped, should have been more than sufficient to prevent Ukraine’s recent defeats.

Something has gone awry, and I don’t think a lack of artillery adequately explains it. At any rate, Ukraine has reached a low ebb in its fortunes, and all those people with Ukraine flags in their Twitter profiles ought to be aware of how desperate the situation has become. “Hashtag jingoism,” as we might call it, is not really helpful in war, and some of those people need to start asking the Biden administration exactly what they plan to do about this disaster, which they have failed to avert.




 

A Mostly Peaceful Insurrection: Deranged Pro-Abortion Mob Storms AZ Capitol

Posted on | June 25, 2022 | No Comments

Were they incited by Joe Biden’s extremist speech? Obviously, Republicans in Arizona will have to convene a J24 investigation to get to the root of this CONSPIRACY TO OVERTHROW DEMOCRACY!

Law enforcement officers in Phoenix, Arizona used tear gas to break up a sizable group of protesters outside the state’s Senate building following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.
“Protesters threatened to break the AZ Senate entryway glass,” Republican Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers tweeted, as members were in the middle of voting on a series of bills.
The situation escalated into a “hostage” situation as lawmakers were instructed not to exit the building, Republican Arizona State Senator Kelly Townsend said.
The Republican Caucus of the State Senate later called the protest an attempted “insurrection.”
“We are currently there being held hostage inside the Senate building due to members of the public trying to breach our security,” Townsend tweeted Friday night. “We smell tear gas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear.”
“I expect a J24 committee to be created immediately,” she added, referencing the January 6 committee that is investigating the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
According to the lawmakers, law enforcement officers then deployed tear gas to disperse the crowds and regain control of the building.
“Crowd was dispersed with tear gas.” Rogers added, noting the protests were still continuing and the situation remained “very dangerous.”

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Meanwhile . . .

Posted on | June 25, 2022 | No Comments

Why is the Biden administration persecuting an innocent black man?

Alexander did not respond to questions at the courthouse. He has not been charged with any crime.
He acknowledged his testimony in a social media post on Friday. “Today a DC grand jury brought me in under subpoena and the threat of imprisonment. I told them I committed no crimes and observed no one committing any crimes during the 2020 Election and January 6th,” he wrote on the Trump-founded site Truth Social.

“The calm confidence of a Christian holding four aces.”




 

In The Mailbox: 06.24.22 (Evening Edition)

Posted on | June 25, 2022 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Usual weekend deadlines for the usual weekend posts, even if you’re still hung over from celebrating this week’s wins from SCOTUS.
Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam.

No mercy.

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum:  You Might Shoot Someone You Know
EBL: Celebrate Bruen –  Women With Firearms, also, Dobbs Abortion Opinion: Roe and Casey Are Reversed
Twitchy: Nate Silver’s take on the political reality post-Roe won’t go over well with Dems, SecDef Austin “Pathetic”, and “This Is Political Cowardice”
Louder With Crowder: Pro-Choice Democrats Lose Their Minds Over SCOTUS Decision, Liberal Univision Shocked to Find Out Pro-Life Women Exist, & What They Really Think of Pro-Choice Men, and Three of the Worst Roe v. Wade Takes So Far – “This is Why I Vote for a Moron Like Biden”
Vox Popoli: A World That Hates Truth, Roe v Wade Overturned At Last, and You Don’t Say
According To Hoyt: The State Of The Writer, also, Liberty Con AAR
Monster Hunter Nation: Monster Hunter Miniature Game Kickstarter almost ready!, also, WriterDojo S2 Ep25: Supporter Spectacular (Round 4)

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Conservative: Rules for Right-Wing Radicals, also, Ukraine’s Refugees and the Breakup of the West
American Greatness: Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade, Ending 50 Years of Bad Law, also, Feds Raid the Home of Former Trump DOJ Official Who Wanted to Investigate Allegations of Voter Fraud
American Power: The Sword Drops, also, Leftists Are Crushed
American Thinker:  Drag Queens and the Incoherence of Moral Relativism, also, Six Ways McConnell Betrays the Republican Base
Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Criminal Order Friday
Babalu Blog: Colombia’s Petro and the reality of governing, also, The bigoted and homophobic tweets of the Soros-funded ‘Latinx’ group buying Miami’s Radio Mambi
BattleSwarm: LinkSwarm for June 24, 2022
Behind The Black: Today’s blacklisted Americans, NASA blocks Starship/Superheavy launches at SpaceX’s new Florida launchpad, and NASA now targeting late August launch of SLS
Cafe Hayek: On Dobbs and the Ninth Amendment
CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday
Da Tech Guy: The bungled response by the Uvalde Police Department keeps looking worse as more details emerge, also, Some Quick Pintastic NE 2022 Day One Images and Interviews
Don Surber: Thank you, Donald Trump, for overturning Roe v. Wade, also, Biden lost Russia to India and Red China
First Street Journal: Killadelphia, also, One way or another
Gates Of Vienna: Nice Work If You Can Get It, German Edition, How Dare You Misgender Me!, and Bill Gates is Ready for the Next Pandemic
The Geller Report: Get Woke, Go Broke – Netflix Massacre, also, Big Hedge Fund Citadel Moving From Chicago to Miami Following Democrat Crime Spike
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of the Day, NGC 474, and A Red Flag for Red Flag Laws?
The Lid: Why Can’t Biden Solve The Supply Crisis?
Legal Insurrection: Liz Cheney Wants Wyoming Democrats to Vote for Her in August Primary Election, AOC Calls on People to Get “Into the Streets” to Protest SCOTUS Abortion Decision, and CNN’s Ana Navarro Uses Her Disabled Family Members to Justify Abortion
Nebraska Energy Observer: Ordered Liberty
Outkick: Ron Rivera Releases Statement For Commanders, Ole Miss To Play For National Championship After Beating Arkansas 2-0, and Paolo Banchero Goes No. 1 to the Orlando Magic in the NBA Draft
Power Line: Thoughts from the ammo line, How to Talk to the Press, and And The Biggest Abortion Hypocrite Award Goes To
Shark Tank: Laura Loomer Says Webster Won’t Debate her Because of his ‘Declining’ Health
Shot In The Dark: Dobbs, also, Cherry-Picked
STUMP: Indiana Governor wants to give back taxpayer money, but I say give it to the teachers pension fund
The Political Hat: Firing Line Friday – Ferdinand Marcos: A Discussion
This Ain’t Hell: House plan gives troops $90/mo to counter inflation, Valor Friday, and Man engages in stolen valor to defraud investors
Transterrestrial Musings: Space Solar Power, Progress In Boca Chica, and A Little Slow On The Uptake
Victory Girls: John Cornyn and Fourteen Other Republicans Cave On Gun Legislation To Get Suburb Vote, Dobbs: A Note To The Hysterics, A Warning To Liars, and Threats, Protests, And Stepping On Rakes After Dobbs Decision
Volokh Conspiracy: How Should Courts Evaluate Gun Regulations After Bruen?, also, Kavanaugh Indicates States Can’t Bar Residents From Getting Abortions in Other States
Watts Up With That: IEA Warns Russia could Cut Off All Gas to Europe, also, Sri Lanka Food Shortages Due to Fertilizer Ban, (Not Putin)
Weasel Zippers: VIDEO: Virginia Voter “Trump Told Us Gas Prices Would Go Up – They Did”, Fed Chair Jerome Powell: “Our Judgment…Proved To Be Incorrect,” Inflation Was Not “Transitory”, and BLM Rioter Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Rioting In Portland
The Federalist: Merrick Garland’s Department Of Justice Is A Threat To The Republic, Overturning Roe Definitively Proved The Culture War Is Worth Fighting, and Leftists, Corrupt Media Predictably Melt Down Over Dobbs Allowing Babies To Live
Mark Steyn: A Post-Roe America

SCOTUS after releasing the Dobbs decision, 2022 (colorized)

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