Justice Breyer Gives Democrats One Less Thing To Freak Out About

It's about bloody time! Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has informed President Joe Biden that he intends to retire when the current term ends in June, NBC was first to report this morning.

The 83-year-old justice was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1994, and is the longest serving member of the Court. He's faced major pressure to give up his seat, particularly in light of the Democrats' tenuous 50-50 hold on the Senate. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell held Justice Antonin Scalia's seat open for upwards of a year to deprive Barack Obama of an appointment, and you know damn well if he were Majority Leader again, he'd be delighted to have a 6-2 conservative majority for the rest of President Biden's term.

And while we're not going to say anything bad about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we will note that some people criticized her for not stepping down in 2013, when she was a sprightly 80 and Democrats controlled the White House and the Senate. Now her seat is filled by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who is 49. And that is ... sub-ideal.

With enormous respect for Justice Breyer, who has been a liberal stalwart, THANK U NEXT.

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Intel, GM Investing Big Time In US Manufacturing, What Was That About Biden's Terrible Economy?

The Biden-Harris administration took a moment last week to tout a great big investment in US manufacturing by the Intel corporation, which plans to spend some $20 billion to build the world's largest semiconductor factory in New Albany, Ohio, a suburb of the state capital, Columbus. The White House statement said the deal reflects its commitment to reenergizing US manufacturing, particularly in solving the computer chip shortage that has hindered the recovery from the pandemic recession and contributed to inflation. (The statement points out that a full third of the annual increase in inflation last year was due to higher car prices, which were driven by the lack of microchips that go into everydamnthing in modern cars.)

The Ohio Intel plant will create 7,000 construction jobs, plus 3,000 permanent jobs at Intel. It also helps that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine sweetened the deal by passing special tax cuts for "megaproject" job creators; the Columbus Dispatch says DeWine hasn't shared many specifics about other incentives that may have enticed Intel to Ohio.

President Joe Biden is also urging Congress to pass legislation to strengthen US research and development, in semiconductors and other parts of the supply chain, specifically, the "US Innovation and Competition Act," which passed in the Senate last June but is currently still being discussed in a House-Senate conference committee. It's expected to get a vote soonish.

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Oh Sh*t, Trump Lawyer John Eastman, Sorry About Your Nards!

Trump's coup curious lawyer John Eastman got spanked in court yesterday, and not in a sexy way. Unless you think that a federal judge laying waste to every argument put forward by the dipshits defying the House January 6 Select Committee is sexy, in which case RAWRRRR!

It's a little procedurally complicated, but hang with me here. See, Eastman and the rest of the defiant witnesses have sued the Select Committee in federal court in DC. Meadows, Gorka, Alex Jones, Ali Alexander, Dan Scavino — the gang's all here. Well, except for Mike Lindell, who filed in Minnesota, and Mike Flynn, who filed in Florida, because they're weirdos.

Anyway! They've all insisted that the Committee is UNLEGAL, using the exact same arguments, sometimes cutting and pasting from each other's briefs to hilarious effect. They claim that the committee has no legitimate legislative purpose; that it's engaged in law enforcement, not legislation; that it lacks subpoena power; that it has no ranking member because Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger weren't appointed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, blah blah blah etcetera.

And while the District and Circuit courts rejected those arguments in Trump's National Archives case — a rejection which was tacitly blessed by the Supreme Court when it refused to block the disclosure of his presidential records — none of the challenges to a witness subpoena had been decided. (The Archives case involves a request pursuant to the Presidential Records Act, not a subpoena.)

Meanwhile, the Committee has attempted to negotiate for months to get Eastman's coup plottin' comms. And because he's John Eastman, he used his work email to plan this electoral college coup. Truly, a brain genius for the ages!

In January of 2021, Eastman was a law professor at Chapman University in Orange County, California, and so all those emails live on the university's server. In an amazing coincidence, he “retired” immediately after his How to Steal an Election memos became public. AHEM.

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New Kid Rock Song Is Actual Worst Piece Of Sh*t Ever Made, Click Here To Laugh At It

Good morning, humble patriotic people of the Lord! Put down your morning Bible devotionals and pay attention, because it's time to listen to Kid Rock's new song. Yes, we know we've never made you listen to a Kid Rock song before. The thing is, Kid Rock has created the worst song ever made, and we need you to laugh at it with us.

Don't believe us?

Well, did you think you could make an entire chorus that just says "We The People Let's Go Brandon" over and over again, like somebody who doesn't speak English but heard those words were good pleasure buttons for goosing the prostates of idiots who think the 2020 election was stolen? You didn't think that was even musically possible.

Let the virtuoso show the way!

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Politics

Matt Gaetz Having Good Day Again Probably

No reason.

We don't have a lot of time or desire to go back through all the details of the federal underage sex trafficking investigation into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz. Just remember that his former wingman buddy Joel Greenberg is cooperating a lot, reportedly. And his ex-girlfriend was reportedly granted immunity for her grand jury testimony recently.

And now another one of the sexually irresistible men Gaetz runs around with has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the feds. Oh, Matt Gaetz. Having a good day? Because we are having a good day, what with Justice Stephen Breyer announcing his retirement. Is Matt Gaetz having a good day?

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SCOTUS

Justice Breyer Gives Democrats One Less Thing To Freak Out About

Thank u next.

It's about bloody time! Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has informed President Joe Biden that he intends to retire when the current term ends in June, NBC was first to report this morning.

The 83-year-old justice was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1994, and is the longest serving member of the Court. He's faced major pressure to give up his seat, particularly in light of the Democrats' tenuous 50-50 hold on the Senate. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell held Justice Antonin Scalia's seat open for upwards of a year to deprive Barack Obama of an appointment, and you know damn well if he were Majority Leader again, he'd be delighted to have a 6-2 conservative majority for the rest of President Biden's term.

And while we're not going to say anything bad about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we will note that some people criticized her for not stepping down in 2013, when she was a sprightly 80 and Democrats controlled the White House and the Senate. Now her seat is filled by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who is 49. And that is ... sub-ideal.

With enormous respect for Justice Breyer, who has been a liberal stalwart, THANK U NEXT.

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Nice Time

Intel, GM Investing Big Time In US Manufacturing, What Was That About Biden's Terrible Economy?

More chips! And maybe some salsa.

The Biden-Harris administration took a moment last week to tout a great big investment in US manufacturing by the Intel corporation, which plans to spend some $20 billion to build the world's largest semiconductor factory in New Albany, Ohio, a suburb of the state capital, Columbus. The White House statement said the deal reflects its commitment to reenergizing US manufacturing, particularly in solving the computer chip shortage that has hindered the recovery from the pandemic recession and contributed to inflation. (The statement points out that a full third of the annual increase in inflation last year was due to higher car prices, which were driven by the lack of microchips that go into everydamnthing in modern cars.)

The Ohio Intel plant will create 7,000 construction jobs, plus 3,000 permanent jobs at Intel. It also helps that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine sweetened the deal by passing special tax cuts for "megaproject" job creators; the Columbus Dispatch says DeWine hasn't shared many specifics about other incentives that may have enticed Intel to Ohio.

President Joe Biden is also urging Congress to pass legislation to strengthen US research and development, in semiconductors and other parts of the supply chain, specifically, the "US Innovation and Competition Act," which passed in the Senate last June but is currently still being discussed in a House-Senate conference committee. It's expected to get a vote soonish.

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