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Join Jim and Greg as they cheer the latest announcement from Sen. Joe Manchin that he will not support the left’s climate agenda or tax increases in the latest attempt to revive what’s left of the Build Back Better agenda. They also dig into reports that text messages from Secret Service devices are missing from January 5-6, 2021, and that is sparking fierce condemnation from all political angles. And they hammer Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallegos for saying a congressional candidate in his state is not an authentic Latina because she took her husband’s last name.

 

Start Making (Non)Sense of January 6

 

So I was listening to Start Making Sense, a podcast put out by The Nation (yeah, I know) because I wanted to get a progressive take on the January 6 hearings.  As expected, their take is that Trump intentionally provoked a violent insurrection by pushing the Big Lie that the election was stolen when he knew it was not.  Then, The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent, John Nichols, offered this comparison to the disputes of the 2000 election:

Election night 2000, back when Bush was running against Gore. Karl Rove made a series of instantaneous decisions that made George Bush president. They hired up all the lawyers in Florida. They got on message in a whole bunch of ways.  They decided they were going to send James Baker in. These were instantaneous decisions which all ended up benefiting Bush tremendously, even though he actually lost Florida and lost the election. 

Former federal prosecutor and National Review Online Contributing Editor Andrew C. McCarthy is in for Jim. Join Andy and Greg as they break down a Supreme Court ruling on whether double jeopardy protections exist between different systems or “sovereigns” – in this case whether a conviction is allowed in federal court after a verdict was rendered on similar offenses in the Court of Indian Offenses in Arizona. They also parse two rulings on immigration cases that came down on Monday. Finally, Andy also lays into the January 6th committee for being little more than a political performance by not allowing Republicans to choose their own committee members and not permitting cross-examination of witnesses.

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So, apparently the House has hired a TV executive to produce a video on January 6, which transparently is for the purpose of aiding the Democrats election prospects this fall.  Why is this not a violation of election finance laws?  It is one thing for actual congressmen to make political points, but it seems different […]

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January 6 Committee Isn’t Reading the Room

 

The January 6th Committee has hired a professional media propagandist to add some Zing! Zang! Pazowie! to their televised proceedings on the very serious and not at all political work they are doing to “get to the truth” of the incidents on January 6th of 2021 at the US Capitol.

Congress’ committee to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol and then-President Donald Trump‘s role in it (known as the Jan. 6 committee) has tapped former ABC News president James Goldston to produce a primetime special dedicated to the hearing. According to AxiosMike Allen, Goldston has been “busily producing Thursday’s 8 p.m. ET hearing as if it were a blockbuster investigative special.”

Woke Star Trek: World War 3 Started on January 6

 

Star Trek: Brave New Worlds was supposed to be the show that fixed all the many, many problems of Star Trek: Discovery (STD). Specifically, STD represented a fully woke version of Trek, entirely focused on a Messianic minority female lead, with the established history of the Trek universe retconned, coupled with dark, dreary, and nonsensical storylines about time-traveling “red angels” and all the dilithium in the universe exploding because an alien was sad or something.  (Red Letter Media nailed STD.) STD capped this off by casting Stacey Abrams as the president of United Earth. (Eyeroll)

Producers supposedly developed the series in response to fans’ demand for more episodic shows that were more in line with the original Star Trek vision of an optimistic future. The premier episode of STSNW featured Captain Christopher Pike explaining to an alien race how World War 3 began on Earth. It apparently was MAGA that started it.

January 6 Defendant Cleared on All Charges

 

It’s hard to call this justice, considering the severe persecution the Biden regime has been putting these people through, but at least one January 6th defendant has been exonerated. Ironically, he is using the very defense that has been denied as a ‘conspiracy theory.’ (Emphasis mine)

A federal judge on Wednesday found that a New Mexico man “reasonably believed” that police officers let him into the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 breach, finding defendant Matthew Martin not guilty of all charges.

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Democrats on Capitol Hill, along with a few recalcitrant Republicans, have long politicized “J6” – the violence of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol on the day Congress ceremoniously* counted and certified the 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential election results. It was plainly terrible, and opponents of President Trump seized a golden political opportunity, from […]

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Hemingway: Liz Cheney Weaponizes Jan. 6 Committee Against Primary Opponent

 

I begin to think the Bush-Republicans are actually worse than their Rockefeller-Republican predecessors. The Rockies openly admitted their liberalism; the Bushies spout conservative rhetoric while doing everything they can to advance the Democrat agenda, and make money for themselves in the process. Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney not only eagerly signed onto Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Inquisition, but she is now apparently leveraging the Committee’s Subpoena Power to harass her primary opponent. (From: The Federalist)

On Tuesday, the committee on which Cheney serves as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked vice chair unveiled subpoenas for three advisers to the Trump family. Andrew Surabian and Arthur Schwartz, who’ve advised Donald Trump Jr., and Ross Worthington, who played a role in drafting President Donald Trump’s speech on Jan. 6, were each called to hand over documents and testify before the committee between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.

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During the Christmas 2020 season we enjoyed the company of son #1 (USMC) for an extended vacation prior to his deployment to “Europe” (more on that later). As background, he was commissioned in 2011 and had a previous deployment to Afghanistan. While no lover of DJT, he called me on election night 2020 genuinely happy […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they enjoy watching the left openly fight over whether schools should have in-person instruction right now. They also cringe as Russia send troops into Kazakhstan to help crush protesters. And they discuss the January 6th anniversary and why one critical figure has never been found.

January 6, One Year On

 

As anniversaries go, Jan. 6 is a pretty lousy one — especially for Republicans.

After losing the election to Joe Biden in a squeaker, then-President Trump wasted two months promoting increasingly unhinged conspiracy theories and fanned the flames of outrage among his most dedicated supporters. Some people on the fringe took this all too seriously. Following a particularly ugly Trump speech, the crowd tore down barriers surrounding the US Capitol, assaulted police officers, and forced their way in.

The paragraph above is nearly a word-for-word recap from the post I wrote that afternoon, “Impeach. Remove. Bar from Office.” As of this writing, that article has received nearly 1,200 comments. Early on, many comments were positive; by the end, it was nearly all negative. It caused a lot of controversy on Ricochet and references to it kept popping up in my posts throughout 2021.

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  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Special agents involved in last year’s ‘January 6th Insurrection Against Democracy™’ are set to reunite as guests of honor at an extravagant gala hosted by the FBI. The event will reportedly feature live music and entertainment, with comedian James Corden acting as master of ceremonies. (Babylon Bee) Preview Open

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Byron York is in for Jim Geraghty today.  Byron and Greg cheer Mississippi’s attorney general for telling the Supreme Court there is no constitutional right to an abortion. They also react to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejecting certain Republicans from the January 6th commission by pointing out the radical lefties she has named to the panel. And they have some choice words for the Biden administration after learning that Hunter Biden will be meeting prospective buyers of his ridiculously overpriced art when the transactions are supposed to be anonymous.

Alexandra Desanctis Marr is in for Jim today.  Alexandra and Greg cheer Senate Republicans for blocking the Democrats’ very expensive “infrastructure” bill, which doesn’t even exist yet. They also slam House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for further politicizing the committee tasked with investigating the Capitol Hill riot by rejecting two GOP members. And they scratch their heads after President Biden’s latest town hall is filled with false statements and incoherent moments.

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A Hairy-Eyeball Look at Trump’s “Stolen Election” Claim and The “Terrorist Threat” of “White Supremacy.” Accusations of “The Big Lie” – and The Real Thing – are Everywhere. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out when political “talking points” are being parroted on national media outlets to score points, no matter how far […]

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