We’ll drink to that (but no Coke, pls)
Twenty-five illegal Mexican immigrants crammed into a single SUV runs a stoplight; 13 are killed. Never Trumper Bret Stephens reacts in the New York Times: (Clutches heart; I’m coming, Elizabeth!).
Those 13 people — along with others who have recently lost their lives in dangerous crossings — might not have met their grisly fate if the Biden administration’s concept of compassion wasn’t also an inducement to recklessness. They would not have been killed if a wall had been standing in their way. …
That deterrent is needed now. U.S. agents apprehended 170,000 migrants along the southwest border in March, a 70% jump over February’s numbers and the highest level in 15 years. — “Biden should finish the wall or the next Trump will.”
Woke Coke chokes
Gerard Baker, “The C-suite converts to the new political religion”:
Woke cultural nihilism is the dominant confession, and a fanatical one. The modern secularists who deride the hag-ridden mysticism of traditional religion are now the most devoted congregants in the First Church of Anti-racism. Penitents line up to be shriven for their white privilege, bending the knee before the altar of justice and equity. They present pendants of the martyred St. George of Minneapolis for blessing from Hollywood prelates and Ivy League divines, solemnly chanting canticles from the Black Lives Matter breviary. …
The rush by corporate leaders to denounce Georgia’s new voting law will rank in infamy as one of the most cowardly, cynical and socially destructive moves in modern American history.
Cheerleaders at the woke media
The Morning Dispatch reports that CBS “News” ballyhooed “Three ways companies can help fight Georgia’s restrictive new voting law.” The Dispatch quotes Commentary magazine’s Noah Rothman. “In its coverage of Georgia’s voting law, the press not only ran with a misleading narrative that suited one political party’s agenda, it actively and passively advanced that agenda with a style of reporting that is all but indistinguishable from lobbying.”
⇒ Nate Cohn in the NY Times: “The law’s voting provisions are unlikely to significantly affect turnout or Democratic chances. It could plausibly even increase turnout. In the final account, it will probably be hard to say whether it had any effect on turnout at all.”
The Werkes notes that MLB moved the All-Star game to a state, Colorado, that requires voter ID and has two fewer days of in-person absentee voting than Georgia will now enjoy. Will MLB (or is it BLM?) commissioner Rob Manfred attend this weekend’s Master’s golf tournament? He IS a member of Augusta National Golf Club, after all.
⇒ For extra credit: “Woke disinformation is more pervasive and powerful than Russian disinformation.” — National Review.
Lost in the shuffle — The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit against Trump for blocking certain followers from his personal Twitter account. Justice Clarence Thomas noted the disparity: “Twitter barrred Mr. Trump not only from interacting with a few users, but removed him from the entire platform, thus barring ALL [our emphasis] Twitter users from interacting with his messages.”
Matt Gaetz detonates — “The congressman was a MAGA fixture. Now, engulfed in scandal, he’s persona non grata in Trumpworld,” Politico reports. Just desserts would be Liz Cheney grandstanding against the CPAC-headliner in his Florida district. Quote of the day:
⇒ “Gaetz has always been regarded as a grenade whose pin had already been pulled.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Given that defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams continues to claim the 2018 gubernatorial election was stolen from her and that Donald Trump made the same claim two years later, why would Georgia NOT tweak its election procedures?
THE BORDER CRISIS:
ICE has been arresting known terrorists, criminals, and sex offenders. And how many of the migrants have COVID & are being released into the general population? We are now less safe as a nation.
Migrants are being housed in military facilities while our own citizens, including veterans sleep on the streets. Shameful!
There are reports of migrants being raped, crammed into small spaces, etc. Yet leftist hypocrites are silent.
But no mean Tweets, right?
He reminds me of a frat boy.
Still, not one woman that I know of has come out with sexual allegations against him. Can’t say the same about Cuomo, Clinton, or the phonies at Project Lincoln. And should we talk about those who knew about Epstein and remained silent?
That few came to Gaetz’s aid speaks volumes about the nature of politicians. There are no such thing as friendships in DC. People do what’s in their best interest.
I still don’t like Liz Cheney and think she’s a warmonger and part of the deep swamp.
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Question for Never-Trumpers:
You refused to vote for Trump based on principle. Was it worth it?
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We’ll be much less concerned with domestic political problems if Russia invades Ukraine and starts marching toward Poland. Today, Russian forces are amassing near Donbass and in Crimea. Ukraine is demanding NATO (mostly U.S.) assistance in confronting Russia.
Can the United States even raise an army to face Russia? I doubt very many southern boys will be running to MEPS! Many potential warriors will have a difficult time finding motivation to fight and die under an illegitimate Commander-in-Chief.
Check out theeconomiccollapseblog.com for a detailed report.
Why did they remove the note whether the person running was a Dem or Repub from the ballots??
Municipal elections are officially non-partisan, although local Democrats have been endorsing for years.
And, again for the second time since Nov election machine was broken, ballots went into slot below digital hard drive, then they should have closed the doors until it was fixed. Or, was the fix already in place? Turned out last November the fix was also in play it turned out.