PA Primary Election Judge and Karen

 

There have been many excellent posts about the dubious integrity of the 2020 election which resulted in the installation of the current pResident.  There also has been a call to arms, to do more than simply write about our anger and frustration with the obvious corruption.  I heard that call.

Three weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Republican Committee put on a poll-watching seminar, which I attended, with the intent of being a poll watcher.  It was very informative, including the history of the last 40 years of Republicans being banned from observing the polls.  One item of information that I also learned from the seminar, was that Allegheny County (greater Pittsburgh) was short over 700 workers for the election. These positions are typically staffed last minute by county and government employees who are conveniently given Election Day off.  It was suggested that the demographics of Pittsburgh government employees are almost exclusively liberal Democrats, which meant that the people working the polls would typically be all liberal Democrats.  This underscored the importance of having poll watchers, and perhaps even poll workers.

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A majority of people support restrictions on abortions with exceptions.  Those exceptions are typically rape, incest, or life of the mother.  GOP Senatorial candidate Herschel Walker may have handed Warnock a lifeline.  While I would still vote for Walker over Warnock, Herschel’s stance may turn off voters who don’t believe in abortion for any reason […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they shake their heads at Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s inability to say whether gas prices are too high. They also groan as failed former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to run for Congress. And they react to news that many schools are not even spending funds from the COVID relief bill – which is one of the factors behind our inflation crisis.

 

Join Jim & Greg as they discuss a right-leaning candidate looking very competitive in the Los Angeles mayor’s race. They also shudder as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says we may well be headed towards economic “stagflation”. And Jim walks through the facts and fiction as cases of Monkeypox are confirmed in the U.S. and the UK.

 

Last week in Nebraska, Charles Herbster became the first Trump endorsee to lose a Republican primary in 2022. Jim Pillen, a figure little-known to a national audience, prevailed. To explain why this happened, to examine other mysteries of Nebraska, and to push back against Beltway misconceptions about the state, Jack invites Nebraska talk-radio show host Ian Swanson on to the show for some good old fashion Nebraska-splaining. So grab some corn and get ready to learn some Nebraska facts.

(Find Ian’s radio show host listenable as a podcast here.)

Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three good martinis! First, they cheer the apparent demise of the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board. They also react to the razor-close GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania and the congressional primary defeat of Rep. Madison Cawthorn. Finally, they’re encouraged by Republican primary voters turning out in much bigger numbers than Democrats.

 

Don’t You Mock Me, Peasant!

 

In a May 6 posting over at Literary Hub, Nina Jankowicz, America’s aspiring Informationsführer, argued that “platforms, governments, and employers” should do more to make sure publicly minded women can engage with men online and come away from the exchange without feeling stressed out from it.   And amazingly, according to Jankowicz, talking smack online about public figures who are female must especially be more thoroughly policed by those same “platforms, governments, and employers.” 

As an example of what needs more thorough policing Jankowicz cites to online mockery of Vice-President Kamala Harris for having “slept her way to the top.” 

This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with Cicero Institute’s Jonathan Wolfson about the growing doctor shortage and the potential to alleviate the crisis by tapping the global supply of well-trained physicians eager to find safety and freedom in the US.

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The Stakes Are Well Done

 

The Claremont Institute recently granted me a Lincoln Fellowship, which offers a week-plus of seminars on American politics and political thought. But first, I have to read some books. A lot of books.

One of the first I picked up was Michael Anton’s The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return (2020). Anton famously dubbed 2016 “The Flight 93 Election,” and in The Stakes, he warned of what would happen if the Democrats took the White House in 2020.

In the chapter titled “If Present Trends Continue…,” Anton made several predictions of a Biden presidency.

Join Jim and Greg as they are encouraged that early voting numbers are up but mail-in ballots are down, meaning election results are likely to be more secure. They also discuss the horrific, racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, how the shooter had once again been on the radar, and how the effort to turn the tragedy into political advantage was immediate once again. And they have fun with Vice President Kamala Harris once again getting stuck on a talking point she struggled to get out of.

 

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Originally posted to another of my feeds on March 12, 2022. I’ve been reading articles written by people in the know; pundits and ivy-league educated analysts who claim a clearer hindsight than mine about what has taken place over the past 14 years that has led us to the many-faceted mess we face today. So, […]

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Originally posted to another of my feeds on March 10th. My thoughts have changed since, but generally remain the same. I’m hoping to start every post with something like, “Let me tell youse something …” in my best Tina from the Bronx voice, but without the F-bombs. This is my first one, so let’s try […]

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