Apparently, Merrick Garland hasn’t read the 6th Amendment either.

Right to speedy trial or reasonable bail

Some Jan 6 rioters will be held in jail without bail for over a year on non-violent misdemeanor charges while the DOJ looks for evidence against them. You’re supposed to have your evidence BEFORE you charge someone.

Looks like Garland has no respect for any of the Bill of Rights, not just the 2nd. Thank goodness he was never put on SCOTUS.

The Unparalleled US Olympian You’ve never heard of.

Kimberly Rhodes has medaled for the USA in six straight Olympics including 3 golds, medaling every time she competed over a span of 24 years. No other USA athlete can match that record.

But you haven’t seen her on TV, her record goes largely unreported. What scandal makes her an unmentionable?

Her sport. even sports reporting is biased by political correctness.

Kimberly Rhodes Olympic record

How Science Lost the Public Trust

WSJ How Science Lost the Public Trust

This article bears a lot on many of the discussions here. I wish it weren’t paywalled.

An  excerpt

“He(Matt Ridley) asks: “If you think biological complexity can come about through unplanned emergence and not need an intelligent designer, then why would you think human society needs an ‘intelligent government’?” Science as an institution has “a naive belief that if only scientists were in charge, they would run the world well.” Perhaps that’s what politicians mean when they declare that they “believe in science.” As we’ve seen during the pandemic, science can be a source of power.

But there’s a “tension between scientists wanting to present a unified and authoritative voice,” on the one hand, and science-as-philosophy, which is obligated to “remain open-minded and be prepared to change its mind.” Mr. Ridley fears “that the pandemic has, for the first time, seriously politicized epidemiology.” It’s partly “the fault of outside commentators” who hustle scientists in political directions. “I think it’s also the fault of epidemiologists themselves, deliberately publishing things that fit with their political prejudices or ignoring things that don’t.”

There are many things for which I fault Saint Fauci, but his changing position on a number of beliefs as our knowledge of COVID evolved is not one of them. Of course, if he would at times make the point that his previous position was in error, instead of just asserting the new position as though he had never said anything else, that would help a lot.

People need to understand that science is a process, not a sacred book.

Biden Politicizes SS Administration

Biden ousts independent SS Administrator

One of the good things that came from Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich’s cooperation after the 1994 election was that the Social Security Administration was removed from HHS and made an independent agency whose director had a 6 year term and could be fired only for malfeasance. 

But that reform is over. At the request of 3 Democrat Senators, Commissioner Andrew Saul was removed, with no explanation given. The Senators were acting on complaints from lawyers representing SSI Disability recipients who were angered that Saul was conducting ongoing reviews, as required by law, to determine if they were still qualified as disabled. Since 2008, SSI Disability had become a de facto welfare program abused by millions with questionable status. The fund was rapidly running out of money and Saul was appointed to restore the Disability system to solvency by limiting false claims. 

Following the law is now cause for dismissal. So much for independent, non-partisan agencies.

And then they saw the price tag

The death of climate activism

WSJ article. The gist is that across the developed world, the easy carbon reductions have been made. Further reductions in the west will be prohibitively expensive for very little added benefit. At the same time, with China, India and the developing world having carbon emissions per unit of GDP at ten times the Western world, they are already backing off on their efforts. Further sacrifice in the West won’t make any difference.

Voters across the West are rebelling at further costs for no benefits. The alarmists, of course, don’t see it, but the war on fossil fuels is over, and fossil fuels won.

Keystone Kops now fully in charge of Biden DOJ

Lego Capitol as preparation for Jan 6 riot

Last week the MSM was full of reports that a Capitol Hill rioter who was arrested had a fully assembled Lego Capitol model seized in his home as proof of a carefully planned attack.

This week the FBI admitted the toy had not even been taken from the box.

As stupid as that is, it is stupider still to think a Lego toy has sufficient internal detail to be of any use in attacking the building.