The Brew: FBI Checks Out Biden’s Beach House, While Kamala Gets Giddy and Gives Us an Idea
Happy Groundhog Day!
(Not to be confused with Groundhog’s Eve. That’s the day when Tom Brady pops up and if he sees his shadow he retires for another two months.)
Yep, if you missed it, NFL great Tom Brady retired again yesterday … one year to the day after first announcing his retirement. You can read our story here. (And Dr. Phil announced his retirement too?)
No, today is Groundhog Day. That’s when Joe Biden pops up out of the White House basement. And if he sees classified documents, he denies knowing anything about it.
FBI Searches Joe Biden’s Rehoboth Beach Home
The FBI searched Joe Biden’s Rehoboth Beach home Wednesday in the continuing effort to scour and secure classified documents. Biden’s personal lawyer Bob Bauer confirmed the search, but only after it was leaked to CBS News.
A source tells CBS News reporter Arden Farhi the search was planned with Biden’s attorneys and consensual. No warrant was sought. So why didn’t the White House announce it was going to happen? Get ahead of the story? “By the way, the president’s lawyers and DOJ have arranged for the FBI to search the Bidens’ home in Rehoboth Beach Wednesday morning. Dr. Jill’s making pancakes.”
Bauer talked about “operational security,” but c’mon. Your problem isn’t security. It’s transparency.
And why so long to search the beach crib? It’s not just that documents turned up elsewhere, and turned up after the White House assured the public there were no more classified documents to be found. Last week, CNN reported that DOJ officials were “frustrated” over how Biden’s team has been handling things. “For example,” said senior legal affairs correspondent Paula Reid, “weeks after the Justice Department told the Biden team that they would be reviewing this case, the president’s team searched the Wilmington home and didn’t tell the Justice Department until after they found classified material.”
Donald Trump’s team did exactly what DOJ asked … and Mar-a-Lago sees a massive raid that shoved Trump’s lawyers out onto the driveway.
Biden’s team plays games with the DOJ … and Biden’s homes get a casual looksee worked out with the lawyers months after classified documents were first discovered at Penn Biden Center.
Bonchie at RedState put it well:
Well, isn’t that nice? The DOJ is just so deferential and amiable when dealing with a Democrat president. They’ve allowed Biden to schedule and consent to every FBI search so far, and what a coincidence, it just so happens that the president and his team were allowed to stay at the beach house in question the weekend before this “search.”
Wednesday afternoon, Bauer stated that the FBI did not find any documents with classified markings at the Rehoboth Beach house. But one agent was injured slipping on one of Hunter’s crack pipes. (Yeah, that part we made up.)
But if you’re wondering whether the FBI has checked any other locations associated with Biden or is planning to, the White House Counsel’s Office won’t say.
White House Counsel Spokesman Ian Sams refuses to answer if the FBI has searched any other locations pic.twitter.com/lQWkFKmWQ1
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 1, 2023
And Now, Kamala Harris Talks Space
Kamala Harris is getting roasted yet again for another perplexing public appearance. Harris was taking part in a Congressional Space Medal of Honor ceremony Tuesday for former astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken.
She sounded all the world like a punchy kindergarten teacher talking to her kids after a sleepless 18-hour bus ride to the Air and Space Museum. (And who doesn’t love yellow school buses?)
Kamala Harris on astronauts:
“They strapped in to their seats and waited as the tanks beneath them filled with tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. And then they launched! Yeah, they did!”
It’s like a 5-year old wrote this.pic.twitter.com/JrEYaebMQ6
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 31, 2023
Tucker Carlson thought she was high on mescaline.
But you know what? Let’s throw this idea out there. Harris is a terrible politician, terrible boss, terrible at doing the job she was selected to do. She can be nasty and sullen, utterly dislikable. It is terrifying to think she is a heartbeat … or an impeachment … away from the presidency. Even Democrats are reportedly trying to figure a way to ice her out in 2024.
Yet as silly as she may look, she does really light up when talking about space or Venn diagrams. She’s giddy and happy. Like Biden talking about his Corvette. Or a fine head of hair. What if ambition and expectation, climbing the ladder to power … was what she thought she was supposed to do, not what she was really meant to do? What if she is not — as the saying goes — “living her authentic self.” That would explain the staff difficulties and disinterest in doing the job. The discomfort in her own thin skin.
I submit that if this were a Hallmark movie, Kamala would ditch the powerful position in the big city and find her bliss teaching science in elementary school. (She already has the husband, so we can rule out a romance with the handsome small town mayor-widower.)
In the meantime, if the White House had any brains they’d let her run around to elementary schools, particularly in urban areas, talking her silly, goofy, cackle-filled talk about science and space and Venn diagrams. As public images go, Kamala the Doofy Geek is certainly better than Kamala the Bitter Incompetent. And it’d finally put her to some good use. (Plus, she’d be happier and more comfortable in her own skin, which, ironically, would make her better positioned for other tasks in her current gig.)
Yeah, she’d be regular fodder for Twitter, but how many young girls and boys could she amp up about the math and sciences? Heck, call ‘em Kamala’s Cadets.
Wouldn’t it be great if in 20 years we hear, “Sure, we thought the cackling lady was nuts, but if it weren’t for her I wouldn’t be an astrophysicist.”
Harris Goes to Tyre Nichols Funeral
Sadly, we had to deal with Kamala being the other Kamala at Tyre Nichols’ funeral Wednesday. “I love race baiting. Who doesn’t love race baiting!”
While there, she demanded the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. “It is non-negotiable” she blustered. Because nothing says “unify” and “healing” more than “pass our radical reform or else!”
Vice President Harris has called for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act while addressing mourners at the funeral service for Tyre Nichols, adding the police beating that led to his death three days later should never have happened. https://t.co/RWki7byTbJ pic.twitter.com/BCisvdKRYM
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 1, 2023
The National Association of Police Organizations says the Floyd Act will “decimate law enforcement,” particularly by eliminating “qualified immunity.”
National Air and Space Museum Boots Kids With Pro-Life Hats?
Please don’t tell me they’ve ruined the Air and Space Museum as well!
Students from Greenville, S.C., in D.C. for the March for Life were booted from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, WYFF4 reports. Why? For wearing pro-life hats. Twelve students and chaperones from Our Lady of the Rosary School dropped into the museum and were accosted by a guard. The guard said the museum was a “neutral zone” and they would have to remove their hats. According to the American Center of Law and Justice, the parents are considering suing the Smithsonian.
Newsflash: There’s nothing “neutral” about singling out “pro-life” hats when few people were walking around without hats that had some sort of messaging on it. You remember any stories about women in those “p-hats” being kicked out of the Smithsonian? Neither do I.
Thankfully, the museum is stepping up. A spokesman for Air and Space told WYFF4:
Asking visitors to remove hats and clothing is not in keeping with our policy or protocols. We provided immediate training to prevent a re-occurrence of this kind of incident, and have determined steps to ensure this does not happen again.
Along The Stream
Last night we posted the video of John Zmirak’s appearance with Eric Metaxas at a church in Seattle. Today, John expands on a theme the duo spoke about in, “Are You a Wild Christian Who Swims Upstream or a Lazy, Farm-Raised One Dyed Artificially Pink.”
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.