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In The Mailbox: 05.23.24

Posted on | May 24, 2024 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt.

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: Store Your Data On The Cloud, They Said
EBL: MAGA Margo Martin
Twitchy: CNN Looked Sad To Be Covering Trump’s Massive Rally In “One of the Bluest Counties In The Country”, Media Matters For America Layoffs Bring Schadenfreudeliciousness To Twitter, and Sociology Prof Gets Ratioed Into Oblivion For Telling People To “Deal With” Higher Food Prices
Louder With Crowder: Catholic Group Sues Biden Administration For Religious Discrimination After Being Denied Permit For Longstanding Memorial Day Mass
Vox Popoli: The Shameless Hypocrisy of Clown World, Three Simple Steps to Sigma, The End of an Era, and Nick Rekieta Arrested
Ammo.com: Children & Firearms
Postcards From Barsoom: Imperial Space Catholicism

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Obscured by Clouds
American Conservative: The ‘Global Struggle For Democracy’ is Nothing of the Sort
American Greatness: CNN Sees Lowest Primetime Ratings in Three Decades
American Thinker: An Effective Trump Presidency Requires Republican Control of Congress
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Red Thursday News, also, Guest Spot – Gen-X News
Babalu Blog: Chronic power outages leaves 700,000 Cubans without water, The culprit behind the chronic power outages in Cuba is found, and Thousands of Cubans enter U.S. illegally at southern border, but rafters get sent back to Cuba immediately
BattleSwarm: The Veepstakes Silly Season
Behind The Black: SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites, SpaceX to FAA: Let us launch Starship/Superheavy before you complete the red-tape for the previous flight, Boeing/NASA now targeting a June 1, 2024 launch of Starliner, Astronomers discover nearby Earth-sized exoplanet only slightly hotter than Earth, Two of Voyager-1’s four instruments resume science operations, and North Carolina university system repeals DEI policies
CDR Salamander: Diversity Thursday
Da Tech Guy: What kind of dark magic do you think they’ll use to animate Biden for the debates? History Repeats Itself Dems Can’t Outdraw Trump in a +60 Biden City of 8 Million, and Who are you Going to Believe, My Tweet or Your Own Eyes?
Dana Loesch: Last Week In Legal – Cohen Testimony Special
Don Surber: Be kind to libs because they’re losing [Nah.]
First Street Journal: If someone was out to destroy transgender acceptance, what would he be doing differently?
Gates Of Vienna: Crook County Passes Greater Idaho Measure, It’s No Laughing Matter, and An Extremely Rare Mohammed Coefficient of 300% Has Been Recorded in Sweden
The Geller Report: “My father raped her, then I did and then my cousin did and then my father killed the woman after we finished raping her.”
Hollywood In Toto: Why The Strangers: Chapter 1 Isn’t the Comeback We Craved, Gutfeld! Crushes Colbert and Co. (with Some Help from Bill Maher), Sight Delivers Safe but Satisfying Fact-Based Yarn, and Jon Stewart Denies We’re Being Silenced. Here’s the Proof
The Lid: Biden’s Approval Rating Keeps Falling
Legal Insurrection: Fake Science Proves Problematic for Academic Publishing as Journals Close From Research Fraud, The DEIcline and Fall Of Medical Education at UCLA, Dickinson College Caves to the Mob and Cancels Commencement Speech by Right-Leaning Pundit, DOJ, EPA Settle With Norfolk Southern Over East Palestine, OH, Train Disaster, Cruz Rebukes Biden Judicial Nominee Who Put Male Rapist in Female Prison, and Harvard Corporation Ignores Faculty Opinion and Blocks 13 Students From Graduating Over Participation in Anti-Israel Encampment
Nebraska Energy Observer: Fighting for Equal Justice
Outkick: Jim Harbaugh Left Michigan Over Major Trust Issues, New Book Claims, Former NFL Player Antonio Brown Backs Donald Trump, Cites Pardons For Hip-Hop Figures, Caitlin Clark Improving, Fever Losing Closer Amid Record Ratings And Crowds, But Still 0-5, Yankees May Cut Payroll In Upcoming Seasons Because Hal Steinbrenner Says Current Spending ‘Not Sustainable’, Kansas City ‘Separates’ With Employee Who Doxxed Harrison Butker Over Earth-Shattering Commencement Speech, and Indiana Beauty Queen Arrested In Mexican Cartel Drug Bust
Power Line: Enter the CIA, Trans.Gov.Con [With Comment by John], and DEI Can Get You Killed
Shark Tank: CCIA Condemns Florida, Texas Censorship Bills
Shot In The Dark: Our Banana RepublicA Tale Of Two Years, and Short Drive From A Long Pier
The Political Hat: Quick Takes – Canada Killing: Specialized In Killing; Plethora Of Killing; Hidden Killing
This Ain’t Hell: Last Triple Ace dies at 102, Without a Navy, Ukraine Halts the Black Sea Fleet, and Beards for Airmen and Guardians
Victory Girls: Nikki Haley Will Vote For Donald Trump – Please Clap
Volokh Conspiracy: A Family Affair for President Biden’s Nominees To First and Sixth Circuits
Watts Up With That: Unattainable Sustainability, Coal’s Importance For Solar Panel Manufacturing, and Net Zero Cargo Ships? International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Demands Climate Action
The Federalist: Why All Christians Should Care About The Left’s Latin Mass Phobia, How The Media Are Lying Right Now – Getting Poorer Under Biden’s Economy Is All In Your Head, 10 Times Biden’s White House Tried To Clean Up His Disastrous NAACP Speech, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Deserves To Be On The Presidential Debate Stage, Black People Can Still Be Black If They Don’t Vote For Joe Biden (Or At All), Lawsuit: Fulton County Election Board Wrongfully Withholding Records From GOP Member, Top Republican Senators Reveal That John Kerry Blocked FBI Arrests Of Iranian Terrorists, and Georgia Voters Reject Radical Pro-Abortion State Supreme Court Candidate
Mark Steyn: Flying Again

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In The Mailbox: 05.22.24

Posted on | May 23, 2024 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt.

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: The $320 Million Epic Fail Pier in Gaza, also, Hayek is right
Twitchy: Kurdish Migrants Hurl Abuse At Japanese During Patriotic Parade, OH SecState Says Biden Won’t Be On The November Ballot, and Beyond Parody – MSNBC Wonders How Red Lobster’s Demise Will Affect Black Communities
Louder With Crowder: School Counselor Is Horrified At New Trend Where Students Claim Their Pronouns Are “USA”
Vox Popoli: Sometimes Tropes are True, Marvel Comics on the Chopping Block, European States Recognize Palestine, and There’s Always One
Upstream Reviews: Brother, Frank
Stoic Observations: The Stoic Speaks Black

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Conservative: The Politically and Morally Bankrupt Tories Deserve to Lose
American Greatness: Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid and Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Defend Butker’s Right To Free Speech
American Thinker: A Forensic Analysis Of The X-Rays of JFK’s Skull Yields Surprising Results
Animal Magnetism: Animal Magnetism LIVE Ep. 8 – Gun Safes, also, Animal’s Hump Day News
Babalu Blog: New poll in communist Cuba shows only 3% of Cubans consider themselves ‘firmly socialist’, Cuban oppressor fighting as mercenary in Ukraine killed in action, and Things go bad for the Catholic Church in Cuba
Baldilocks: Guys Talking
BattleSwarm: Hollywood’s War on Dwarves
Behind The Black: Starliner manned launch delayed again; no new launch announced, SpaceX launches NRO reconnaissance satellite(s), ESA awards contracts to two companies to build unmanned orbital freighters, and Emails prove NIH officials engineered coverup of COVID origins in 2020
CDR Salamander: SSNs At Horse Latitudes
Chicago Boyz: Norms
Da Tech Guy: Never Forget that the Same People Who Insist that Election 2020 Was on the Up and Up…
Dana Loesch: Vapid, Hollywood, & The ICC
Don Surber: Billionaires for Trump grows
First Street Journal: Some deluded American leftists might think that they are organizing the pro-‘Palestinian’ protests, but much of it comes from the professional agitators
Gates Of Vienna: Help Me, Information, Habemus Pap, Enemy of the State, and Covid-19: All Lies. All Crime. — Chapter 2
The Geller Report: Antisemitic Countries REWARD TERRORISM: Ireland, Norway, and Spain to Recognize “Palestinian” Terror State on May 28th, A Day That Will Live in Infamy
Glenn Reynolds: This Is How You Get More Ants
Hollywood In Toto: Social Media Schools Bette Midler on Unhinged Hillary Claim, The Heartbreaking Tales Behind The Longest Month, Why Furiosa Should End Mad Max  Franchise, Ex-Disney Animator: Stop Putting ‘The Message’ First, Revealed: Kevin Sorbo Joins Dennis Quaid in Reagan, and Hollywood Refuses to ‘Believe All Women’…Again
The Lid: Report: 65% of Americans Say They Are Worse Off than Last Year Thanks to Bidenflation
Legal Insurrection: DOJ Threatens Oklahoma With Lawsuit Over Immigration Law, Rand Paul Demands DOJ Investigate Top Fauci Aide for Allegedly Destroying COVID Origin Emails, U. North Carolina Spending $90 Million on Hundreds of DEI Related Staffers, Biden Admin Cancels $7.7 Million in Federal Student Loans, Oberlin College Settles With Insurers Over Gibson’s Bakery Payout, and ‘MAGA Court Majority’: Former Obama Staffers Terrified Trump Could Potentially Appoint Two More SCOTUS Justices
Nebraska Energy Observer: Battling for Liberty
Outkick: Women’s Tennis Star Coco Gauff Takes Aim at Ron DeSantis, Urges Young Voters To Go Out And Vote Lib, Josh Allen Gets A New Team In Buffalo To Chase Success His Previous Bills Squad Didn’t Reach, Oregon Columnist Furious With People Who Think Boys Winning Girls’ Races Is Unfair, LeBron James Crushes Caitlin Clark’s Haters, Explains Blunt Reality, NBA Playoffs Ratings Down Big As New Media Rights Deal Looms, Charles Barkley Mocks Jealous Women Complaining About Caitlin Clark’s Popularity, NHL Is Seeing Some Of Its Best Stanley Cup Playoff Ratings Ever, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Brooks Nader Continues Her Cowgirl Divorce Celebration At Miami Beach
Power Line: CFPB Meets DSM, Was great in Minneapolis, and AI and “Green” on Collision Course
Shark Tank: Florida House Delegation Issues Bipartisan Condemnation Of Cuban Visit To Miami Airport
Shot In The Dark: The Reason Why
STUMP: Finalized 1999-2022 U.S. Cause Of Death Spreadsheet 
This Ain’t Hell: You’d swear the protesters are pros – they are, Gaza Pier Problems, and Federal agents prepared to use deadly force at Mar-a-Lago raid
Transterrestrial Musings: Lunar Lander Problems, also, The “Impossible” Burger
Victory Girls: Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Volokh Conspiracy: Free Speech Unmuted: Free Speech, TikTok (and Bills of Attainder!), with Prof. Alan Rozenshtein (Minnesota Law)
Watts Up With That: Massive Utility Trade Group Reportedly Taking Biden Admin to Court Over Green Power Plant Rules, Wash Post’s ‘climate solutions’ reporter touts taking ‘cold showers’, and EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule Prioritizes Net-Zero Over Grid Reliability
The Federalist: National Women’s Law Center Sides Against The Female Athletes Suing NCAA For Trans Insanity, Occasional Cortex Admits Lawfare Is An ‘Ankle Bracelet’ Keeping Trump From Campaign Trail, There’s Nothing Pro-Life About Ted Cruz And Katie Britt’s IVF Bill, Pentagon Tacitly Admits Biden’s Gaza Pier Stunt Is A Total Failure, AP Admits Noncitizens Vote In U.S. Elections While Insisting It’s No Big Deal, Trump Can’t ‘Drain The Swamp’ If He Keeps Endorsing Its Worst Offenders, and Why Is Indiana’s Secretary Of State Partnering With ‘Nerve Center’ Of Federal Censorship?
Mark Steyn: Dam-Busted, Live Around the Planet: Too Klaus For Comfort, and Wigging Out

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Cognitive Decline as a Policy Principle: Understanding Biden’s Confused Agenda

Posted on | May 22, 2024 | No Comments

Ed Driscoll at Instapundit had two posts today that, when juxtaposed, tell us a lot about the effect of having a senile president. First, Ed had a post about Bill Maher. Appearing on The View, Maher described Biden as “cadaver-like.” Appearing on Gutfeld, Maher contrasted Biden’s nearly-dead condition with the much more vigorous condition of Donald Trump, even though Trump is just four years younger than Biden.

Then, Ed had a post about the anti-Israel actions of European governments, in which he quoted Jim Treacher:

Biden is currently coddling the Jew-haters in his own party because he desperately needs their votes.
And yet he’s still moaning about Charlottesville in 2017. “Oh, can you believe those Nazis? Look how much they hate the Jews!”
Which is true. What’s also true is that you never saw any of those idiots again.

Seriously, who even are those dumb hillbillies? What are they doing now? It’s been seven years. Who are they influencing? Why should I care?

At the end of that post, Ed linked to a post at Hot Air: “Of Course: Biden Was Plotting With Iran Against Israel”:

Secret talks between Iran and the United States in Oman were making good progress, but have now been jeopardised by the sudden death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister.
Brett McGurk, US President Joe Biden’s senior Middle East adviser, held indirect negotiations earlier this month with Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran’s point man for negotiations with the West, according to three Iranian sources close to the talks. . . .
The talks focused on three subjects: a shared desire for a change in government in Israel; ending Israel’s war on Gaza; and preventing the conflict from spreading elsewhere in the region.

Stabbing Israel in the back to appease the mullahs in Tehran? As outrageous as that is, it is entirely consistent with the Biden administration’s policy of loudly proclaiming to be pro-Israel while at the same time doing everything possible to aid Israel’s enemies, both in the U.S. and around the world. And notice how Biden’s personal grudge against Netanyahu gets played out as a matter of official policy.

Just in case you forgot about this grudge:

In March 2010, Biden traveled to Jerusalem to push President Barack Obama’s ambitious peace plans on Netanyahu — the prime minister whom the then-vice president, upon landing, called his “close, personal friend of over 33 years.” Obama wanted a freeze on construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank to avoid depriving the Palestinians of land for a future state as U.S. special envoy George Mitchell restarted Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. But upon Biden’s arrival, Netanyahu’s government suddenly announced the construction of 1,600 new Israeli apartments in the disputed territory. This humiliated and enraged Biden, who retaliated by keeping his close personal friend “Bibi” waiting for an hour and a half at dinner that night.

“Close personal friend”? Probably just more Biden malarkey, I suspect, but if it were actually true that Biden and Netanyahu had been “friends” since the 1970s, that didn’t give Biden the right to dictate policy to Netanyahu, and the announcement of the expanded Israeli settlements in the West Bank was a necessary signal, both to the people of Israel and their enemies: “Don’t get any ideas. We’re not going to let this Obama guy bulldoze us into any bad deals.” Anyone who genuinely sympathizes with Israel (as Biden claims he does) would understand Netanyahu’s motives.

When you combine Biden’s personal grudge against Netanyahu with the pro-Hamas sympathies of the Democratic Party’s left-wing grassroots, you have a situation where Biden (who, as Treacher notes, has a habit of smearing Republicans as Nazis) becomes a de facto ally of anti-Semites, and the elderly occupant of the White House is too feeble-minded to find a way to extricate himself from this situation. Why do you think the White House staff is always having to “walk back” things that Biden says? Because he doesn’t even understand his own administration’s policies. Which is a problem I can relate to, because they don’t make any sense at all to me, but shouldn’t the man who is allegedly in charge of the Biden administration be able to understand them?

Would the policies be better if Joe Biden wasn’t senile? I don’t know — Democrats are Democrats, and their policies are always bad — but there might be more coherence to the administration’s policies if it were not for the blatantly obvious mental decline of the Geezer-in-Chief.

The good news is that we might only have a few more months to endure this catastrophic regime. Trump is currently leading the Real Clear Politics poll average, and is also leading in all the battleground states, which means Our Long National Nightmare may soon be over.

The bad news is, 45.8% will vote for Biden, according to the RCP average, and we don’t have enough mental health facilities to treat all these people, so crazy that they would vote to reelect Joe Biden.



 

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In The Mailbox: 05.21.24 (Evening Edition)

Posted on | May 22, 2024 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt.

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: New Yorkers Prepare For Hobbes’ State Of War
EBL: Red Lobster is in Hot Water, also, Wanted For War Crimes
Twitchy: Joy Behar Scolds Bill Maher For Not Doing Enough To Protect “Corpse-Like” Joe Biden, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Baffled By Predictable Report On U.S. Aid To Gaza, and Occasional Cortex Tries To Shame Rudy Giuliani & Gets Shut Down In Embarrassing Fashion
Louder With Crowder: Trans Runner (aka a Dude) Booed After Being Named State Champion in Girls’ Track
Vox Popoli: Sad News for Predator Fans, Did Clown World Go 1 for 2, It’s worse than you think, Mailvox: Sinovac vs mRNA, and The Great Unvaxxing
Upstream Reviews: Dungeons & Dragons – Honor Among Thieves
Defending The Wood Perilous: Future Post Poll
Ammo.com: 2A Grades & Endorsements For 2024 Illinois Candidates
Postcards From Barsoom: The Re-enchantment Of The World
Gab: Overcoming The Unimaginable Temptation Of Modernity

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: The Iranian Black Swan
American Conservative: It’s Time to Start Thinking About Trump 2.0, also, Coming to America: What If That Gaza Pier is a Two-Way Street?
American Greatness: The Disgrace and Fall of the American Elite Campus, Election 2024: A Political Renaissance for America or the Path to Totalitarianism, and Report: UCLA Prevents Conservative Student Group from Hosting Pro-Israel Event
American Power: Sebastian Junger, How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife
American Thinker: Lessons from COVID Totalitarianism, Camp of the Dumbbells, and The Deep State and Globalism
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday, also, Animal’s Daily Grifting Politicians News
Babalu Blog: Cuban dictatorship expresses ‘solidarity’ with Iran after president’s helicopter crashes, Reports from Cuba: Trial against Caimanera protesters in Cuba begins behind closed doors, strong security, Reports from Cuba: Bishop of Camagüey prohibits ringing the bells during blackouts, and Cuban schoolchildren forced to take a bite of their bread before they’re allowed to leave class
BattleSwarm: Satan Asks Democrats To Tone Down All The Evil, Is Jeremy Clarkson Saving UK Farming? Gun News Roundup for May 21, and Could Trump Tap Paxton As Attorney General?
Behind The Black: NLRB suspends case against SpaceX, Piece from SpaceX Dragon service module falls on Canadian farm, Solar storms are simply no longer a threat, Red China’s Kuaizhou-11 rocket launches four satellites, Glacial tributaries draining south on Mars, Former head of NIH admits 6-foot social distancing rule had no scientific basis at all, and Pushback: NJ gym wins total victory in court after refusing to obey illegal COVID mandates
Cafe Hayek: Open Letter to Lael Brainard, Deficient Reporting, and Protectionists’ Cheap Tricks
CDR Salamander: So What’s The Deal With The Drone Carrier?
Chicago Boyz: A Word About Presidential Debates
Da Tech Guy: Assorted Thoughts Under the Fedora, Five Sunday Morning Thoughts Under the Fedora, What about the current laws? The next time someone says we need more gun control laws, tell them about Cook County, Illinois, A quick trip to the Tycoon Arcade, and Words of wisdom from George Washington
Don Surber: Maybe Trump knows what he’s doing
First Street Journal: Sometimes you just have to be an a**hole to do things right, Israel recovers three more hostages from Gaza, Anti-Semitism at Hahvahd is nothing new, and Israel busts yet another Hamas tunnel and weapons cache
Gates Of Vienna: Injured vs. Wounded, Senegalese Culture-Enricher Runs Wild With a Knife in Saxony, Ebrahim Raisi, R.I.P., Sharia 101, and In Duisburg and Berlin, the Kids Are All Right… NOT!
The Geller Report: Biden to Black Graduates: America Hates You
Hollywood In Toto: How Day of the Locust Out-Babyloned Babylon, How Judd Apatow Lost His Comedy Crown, Adam Carolla Shreds Schwarzenegger, Stern for Insane COVID Rants, Irena’s Vow Speaks to Our Tragic Times, and Far-Left Oliver Stone Blasts Lawfare Against Trump
The Lid: Walmart Says It is Seeing More Upper Income Shoppers Thanks to Bidenomics, Liberal Judge Claims Illegals Have Voting Rights, and Time for Congress to Burst Federal Bureaucracy’s Bubble
Legal Insurrection: Victor Davis Hanson on Radical Campus Protests and the Fall of Elite Higher Education, Campus Is Not Reality – Harvard-Harris Poll Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Hate Hamas and Love Israel, Joe Biden’s Race-Baiting and Divisive Speech at Morehouse College Reeked of Political Desperation, Trump’s Defense Rests Without Him Taking the Stand, and Israel Eliminates Hezbollah Rocket Commander, Expands Operation in Rafah Terror Stronghold
Nebraska Energy Observer: Saturday – just for you, Pentecost, A Monday in May, and If this is not the worst hearing
Outkick: Female Golfer Speaks Out After Losing To Trans Player In Qualifier, Caitlin Clark’s And Winless Indiana’s TV Ratings Dip, And She’s Still White, Rashee Rice’s Accuser Does Not Have Authority To Drop Charges, Contradicting NFL Media Report, Jaden Rashada Files Massive NIL Lawsuit Against Florida’s Billy Napier, Mega-Booster, Former Gator Employee, Michigan State AD Appears To Subtly Threaten CMU Over Connor Stalions Investigation, Chris Paul Labeled NBA’s Greatest Diva By Former Ref, and Even New York Giants Players Hate Their New Throwback Jersey
Power Line: The worst commencement speech, A shout-out to Sir Charles, and Down With Coal?
Shark Tank: Rep. Bean Bashes Antisemitism, ICC Warrants 
Shot In The Dark: A Discourse On Berg’s Fourth Law, Shut Up & Make The Biscuits, Jeb, Perhaps St. Paul’s Sole Political Upside (Sort Of), and The Party of Crime & Violence
STUMP: Taxing Tuesday Podcast
The Political Hat: Populism Isn’t Democracy, It’s Ochlocracy
This Ain’t Hell: Prosecutors, Americans potentially involved with a failed coup in Congo, US Air Force Instructor Dies After Ejection Seat Activates, “We Don’t Know Jack, but We Know This” – Iran, “C.Q.” Brown’s Gaza Advice, and Pro-Palestinian rioter punches female DC cop, gets 48 hours of community service
Transterrestrial Musings: Glenn Loury, Hunter Biden, Commercial Crew History, The Ghouls Of Gaza, and Judge And Justice
Victory Girls: Don’t Get Your Knickers In A Knot About The Debate Games, Patty Murray And Her Crash Test Dummies, and Boss Girls: Aging And Looking For Love
Volokh Conspiracy: Indiana Court Rules Burritos and Tacos Qualify as Sandwiches
Watts Up With That: The Inconvenient Truth About Copper: Implications for U.S. Electrification Goals, Dutch Farmers Triumph Over Ideological Climate Policies: A Victory for Practicality and Reason, and Mercedes and Volkswagen DITCH their EV ambitions! 
The Federalist: Court Rules Schools Can Force LGBT Ideology On Kids Against Parents’ Religious Objections, FBI Was Authorized To Use ‘Deadly Force’ Against Trump During Mar-A-Lago Raid, Court Filings Show, If American Institutions Were Morally Neutral, Harrison Butker Wouldn’t Have Struck A Nerve, Complaint: Illegal Memo Lets People Who Fail ID Checks Onto Pennsylvania’s Voter Rolls Anyway, Quiet On Set Exposes How Pornography Inspired Abuse Of Nickelodeon Child Actors, Taxpayer Watchdogs Rip GOP Farm Bill’s Billion-Dollar Subsidy Package, and Judge Sees Nothing Wrong With Leftist Voter Drives On Wisconsin College Campus
Mark Steyn: Curiouser and Curiouser, Crocodile Tears: Carole Lombard’s Doomed Heroine in Nothing Sacred, Kiwis, Cattle and Crosby, and (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

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I’d Call This a Kangaroo Court, But That Would Be an Insult to Honest Kangaroos

Posted on | May 21, 2024 | No Comments

Ed Morrisey points out that Alan Dershowitz has literally been practicing law since before Judge Juan Merchan was born. This lends greater gravity to what Dershowitz said on Hannity last night after spending Monday in Merchan’s courtroom for the Trump trial: “This judge has committed more reversible errors in the one day I was in the courtroom than I’ve seen in years and years of practicing law.”

Dershowitz added: “Any first-year evidence student would understand that [Merchan] was making biased rulings in favor of one side.” Let me remind you of what I said Monday morning before this latest outrage:

Understand that 86% of voters in Manhattan voted for Joe Biden in 2020. There are no honest people on that jury. They know full well why they are there, and what is expected of them. This “trial” has nothing to do with justice, and everything to do with revenge — Trump beat Hillary in 2016, and Democrats cannot forgive him for that. . . .
This jury will vote to convict, no matter what.

The verdict will be guilty and, as Dershowitz suggests, this conviction will be thrown out on appeal, because of the judge’s blatant bias. But it will take many months, perhaps more than a year, for Trump’s appeal to work its way through the federal docket, and in the meantime, Judge Merchan and his co-conspirators on this all-Democrat jury will have delivered what their party wanted, i.e., the propaganda victory of being able to call Donald Trump a “convicted felon.” That is all this case was ever about — a political scheme for the benefit of the Democratic Party in general, and Joe Biden’s reelection campaign in particular.

All anyone can do to rectify this gross miscarriage of justice is (a) vote for Trump, (b) pray to God and (c) await our vengeance. Selah.



 

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In The Mailbox: 05.21.24 (Morning Edition)

Posted on | May 21, 2024 | No Comments

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Yesterday was eaten by snakes.
Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt.

Where the Democrats are at

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: The MV Dali Has Been Floated & Moved
EBL: Happy Birthday Roadhouse
Twitchy: Iowahawk Declares Five Days Of Helicopter Jokes – And Twitter Delivers, Biden Says You Think He’s Kidding About Having Tons Of Morehouse Men In The White House, and Today In “You Don’t Hate The Media Enough” – BBC World Laments Ibrahim Raisi’s “Mixed Legacy”
Louder With Crowder: “God is Real”: The Class of 2024 needs to listen to these nine pieces of advice from Chris Pratt
Vox Popoli: Fear is the Soulkiller, The End of French Colonialism, The Chinese Know, Unlocking Antarctica, and Nothing They Can Do
Upstream Reviews: The Icarus Job
Stoic Observations: A GenX Manifesto

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CDR Salamander: Mid-May Midrats Melee! and USS Carney (DDG-64) BZ
Dana Loesch: The Mondays
Don Surber: Weekend of wins
STUMP: The Week In Meep – Pentecost!

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‘Get Trump’ Show Trial Continues

Posted on | May 20, 2024 | No Comments

CNN takes this mockery of justice very seriously:

The biggest questions as Donald Trump’s first criminal trial resumes Monday are whether his attorneys have destroyed the credibility of star witness Michael Cohen — and how much of the damage prosecutors can fix.
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee is due back in court amid clear signs the hush money trial is drawing toward a close — unless he takes the risky decision to testify in his own defense, a step that would lengthen and complicate the proceedings.
Defense lawyers say they expect to complete their bruising cross-examination of Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and enforcer, on Monday morning. Prosecutors will then use their second chance to question Cohen to try to patch up any doubts the ex-president’s team may have sown in the minds of jurors about his version of events.

Here’s some important news: It doesn’t matter.

The prosecution has not explained how anything alleged against Trump is actually a crime, and if Judge Merchan had any integrity (which he doesn’t), as soon as the prosecution rests, he would issue a directed verdict of acquittal, but he won’t do that, because this is not actually a trial. The evidence and testimony don’t matter, because the outcome was predetermined before the “trial” ever started. This is a political operation organized by the Democratic Party to punish Trump and, if possible, to prevent him from being elected president again.

Understand that 86% of voters in Manhattan voted for Joe Biden in 2020. There are no honest people on that jury. They know full well why they are there, and what is expected of them. This “trial” has nothing to do with justice, and everything to do with revenge — Trump beat Hillary in 2016, and Democrats cannot forgive him for that.

Do not be distracted by this chatter from the media about the “question” of whether Michael Cohen’s credibility has been damaged. It doesn’t matter. This jury will vote to convict, no matter what.



 

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Early Morning Rule 5 Monday: Smokin’ Blonde

Posted on | May 20, 2024 | No Comments

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You don’t see too many of these in pop culture any more, now that smoking has been condemned to the same category of social gaffes like homophobia and not finding fat chicks as attractive as Sydney Sweeney. Found this on X, probably from @Rule5Texan.
Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt.

ANIMAL MAGNETISM: Rule 5 10th Annual Commencement Speech Friday and the Saturday Gingermageddon.

EBL: Saturday Night Girls With Guns, Menthol Ban Ain’t Kool, MAGA – Dicks Of Hazzard, Kylie Minogue, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Sympathizer, Hayalim Almonim, Jamestown, and Aurora.

A VIEW FROM THE BEACH: JulianneNot Gonna Do ItFish Pic Friday – Em LethleanTattoo ThursdaySave the PlanetShower With a Friend, In the ColdThe Wednesday WetnessTuesday TanlinesMaryland Striper Fishing Regs Still in FluxTrump Rallies New JerseyThe Monday Morning StimulusRandom Celebrity NewsPalm Sunday and Stormy Weather Over in New York, Perjury Season Nears 

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