The Daily Broadside


Posted on 01/18/2024 5.00 AM

JCM 1/13/2024 6:31:14 PM

Posted by: JCM

vxbush 1/18/2024 5:47:21 AM
Humor seen on road signs while driving? Double plus ungood. As Athena writes, "Only leftists could go out of their way to appoint a gay man to head up an agency and still wind up with a dour square."
vxbush 1/18/2024 5:52:12 AM

We'd Like the 2020 Election Back: DOJ Admits It Lied About Hunter Biden's Laptop

Consequences, shmonsequences. Our overlords know what we should be allowed to know and when.

vxbush 1/18/2024 6:07:08 AM

A big court case was heard at the Supreme Court this week related to the Chevron Deference that the court recently gave the federal government. The case in question revolves around a group of commercial fishermen who object to the rule that states they must pay--the fishermen, note this--for a Fisheries Service employee to ride on their vessel and tell them what they are doing wrong according to the regulations. 

As Rick Moran notes in his article, "the required fee is only supposed to be imposed in three narrow circumstances, and none of those circumstances apply to the fishermen. The case has enormously far-reaching implications. The suit challenges the so-called 'Chevron Deference' that allows regulators to radically expand their power and impose enormous regulatory burdens on Americans."

While I would love to believe the Supreme Court would realize the stupidity of this rule, I honestly don't expect them to do anything other than possibly overturn the requirement that the fishermen must pay for this government employee to ride along. They can easily do this by noting that the rules themselves say these fishermen are not in a situation where the rules apply, and thus skirt the whole issue of Chevron. I think the right is doing a lot of wishful thinking assuming that the current court will overturn this case and the philosophy that underpins the fisheries' decision.

Thoughts? I'm sure many people have more wisdom on this case than me. 

vxbush 1/18/2024 6:12:24 AM

Federal government becoming more and more communist: "According to the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, which falls under the jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee, federal law enforcement agencies partnered with a number of financial institutions to flag transactions with the terms 'MAGA,' 'Trump' and more. They also monitored transactions at stores like Cabela's and Bass Pro Shop. Other purchases linked to religious texts, like Christian bibles, were flagged under the guise of 'preventing extremism.'"

But the Republicans in Congress hold hearings and talk, and never actually seem to hold the DOJ accountable for these misdeeds. 

JCM 1/18/2024 7:35:38 AM

Reply to vxbush in 3:

The general rule since Wickard v. Filburn is that any economic activity falls under the regulatory scope of the Federal Government. There are few precedent cases where the overreach of congress has been restrained. Few cases rolling back bureaucratic regulations since the agencies have long been given wide latitude in the interpretation and implementation of regulations.  

Odds are not in favor of the fishermen.

JCM 1/18/2024 7:37:15 AM

Pakistan retaliates with strikes inside Iran

Galloping toward regional war. 

JCM 1/18/2024 7:50:29 AM

All the current "conflicts"; Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthis, and now Iran directly attacking Pakistan are all out of Iran.

Directed, funded, supplied.

Iran has to be dealt with directly or it just continues.

buzzsawmonkey 1/18/2024 11:50:44 AM
We live in an age in which all science is based on mathematics, and the psychophysicists even have a measuring rod for pschological phnomena; but till now there has been no precise measure of the strength of anti-Semitism. Franc, the land of the metric system, has filled this gap in our knowledge. We know now that anti-Semitism is stronger not only than the love of justice, but also than French patriotism and Germanophobia.
All right-thinking men would be happy if moral progress reached a stage at which the whole of the human race was as deeply imbued with the sense of justice as the French are with chauvinism; so they need not be surprised, let alone complain, when they see justice beaten by a sentiment so strong that even French chauvinism is no match for it.

---Ahad-Ha-Am, "Progress and Anti-Semitism"

lucius septimius 1/18/2024 1:12:42 PM
I just saw that Peter Schickele died - sad tidings.
buzzsawmonkey 1/18/2024 2:16:54 PM

Reply to lucius septimius in 9:

Lucius!  An all-too-rare pleasure to see you!

Occasional Reader 1/18/2024 4:01:40 PM

Reply to lucius septimius in 9:

Oh, no.

He will be missed.  I was talking about PDQ Bach with my mom just about a week ago, both reminiscing.

Occasional Reader 1/18/2024 4:02:27 PM

Reply to JCM in 7:

it’s almost as if they smell weakness, or something. Why could that be? 🤔

Kosh's Shadow 1/18/2024 4:32:43 PM

Reply to vxbush in 4:

Of course, there are religious texts that cause extremeism - but mention those and you are branded an Islamphobe

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