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DECEMBER 26,  2021

SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – OVERNIGHT:

REVOLTING – OVERNIGHT:  "Follow the money" is one of the first rules of journalism.  How do you like this money trail?  From bizpacreview.com:  How much do solar, wind and electric vehicle companies get in federal handouts and tax loopholes in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill? Well over $100 billion in taxpayer largesse. If all the tax credits are included, that number could reach half a trillion dollars. No other industry in American history has ever received this lucrative a paycheck.
The folks at the Institute for Energy Research calculated that this is on top of the more than $150 billion in subsidies these industries received from Uncle Sam in the last 30 years.  The umbilical cord to taxpayer wallets never gets cut. Yet, laughably, the left says all these subsidies to “green energy” are necessary for an “infant industry.” Really? Does Big Wind or Big Solar ever grow up? Incidentally, our ancestors were using windmills and solar panels during the Middle Ages.  You may be sure that some of this federal cash finds its way back to Washington in the form of campaign contributions.  But...but...aren't they saving the planet?  No, Virginia, they are not.  They're saving themselves.

December 26, 2021       Permalink

 

FIGHTING BACK – OVERNIGHT:  ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST GOVERNORS TAKES ON THE RACE INDUSTRY.  IF HE PULLS IT OFF, THE FIRST BENEFICIARIES WILL BE CHILDREN OF COLOR.  FROM COLLEGE FIX: 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently unveiled the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act, or Stop WOKE Act, to oppose progressive indoctrination in schools, higher education and corporations.

The proposed legislation would put into statute a prohibition on teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools and defund money going toward critical race theory consultants at every level of education, including colleges and universities.

“No taxpayer dollars should be used to teach our kids to hate our country or to hate each other,” DeSantis said during a Dec. 15 press conference announcing the proposal.

DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw told the Washington Post that the legislation is being drafted and is expected to be brought before the state legislature in January.

It would follow a move made in June by the Florida State Board of Education to ban critical race theory in public schools. The amendment added by board members states in part instruction, including regarding critical race theory, “must be factual and objective.”

It also forbids using the 1619 Project for curriculum and states educators “may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence. Instruction must include the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.”

“Following the passage of the ban on critical race theory, we realized it was a great first step but that it hadn’t gone far enough,” Pushaw told the Post. “We are optimistic about this [proposal] because we do have legislative leaders who are interested in this and support legislative rights.”

DeSantis, in his mid-December news conference, equated wokeness to “a form of cultural Marxism” tearing at “the fabric of our society and our culture.”

“I think what you see now with the rise of this woke ideology is an attempt to really delegitimize our history and to delegitimize our institutions,” he said.

The Stop WOKE Act targets consultants who make thousands of dollars providing critical race theory training to teachers, bringing the ideology to K-12 schools and colleges.

Consultants using the term “equity” to describe their trainings is “just an ability for people to smuggle in their ideology,” DeSantis said.

The legislation would ban school districts, colleges and universities from hiring CRT consultants.

The Florida governor’s office did not respond to inquiries from The College Fix on whether the law applied to private universities.

COMMENT:  There'll be an uproar over this, and the woke crowd will proclaim the end of American freedom, liberty, and the country itself.

DeSantis is gutsy and he is right.  The public schools and colleges belong to the people, not the teachers' unions. The public should have a say in how the schools are run.  Right now, many of them are a disgrace, and do more harm than good.

December 26, 2021       Permalink

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 25,  2021

SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – OVERNIGHT: 

THE DEMS AND THE MEN – FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER:   As Democrats investigate what went wrong in the 2021 elections and what is going wrong heading into the 2022 elections, a familiar pattern is emerging: Men are abandoning the party in droves.  Just this week, snippets from the Democratic Governors Association’s postmortem of the Virginia governor's race were made public , including the report’s conclusion, which read, “We need to address the long-term problems that exist for Democrats with Latinos and black men.”  On background from a source with knowledge of the findings in the memo, the Washington Examiner has obtained the underlying data driving this conclusion. It turns out that Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe actually improved on President Joe Biden’s margin among black women (+78 for Biden compared to +87 for McAuliffe). But at the same time, McAuliffe’s support among black men fell off a cliff (+74 for Biden compared to +55 for McAuliffe).  This growing gender gap among blacks is also evident among Hispanics. A recent Wall Street Journal poll found that while a strong 55% of Hispanic women said they would vote for Biden in 2024, an even stronger 56% of Hispanic men said they would pull the lever for President Donald Trump. That 56% support among Hispanic men almost matches the 61% of white men who voted for Trump in 2020.  Why should anyone be surprised.  The Democratic Party only represents certain groups, and certain sub-groups.  And men, who happen to exist in America, have started to notice.

December 25, 2021       Permalink

 

THRILLING POLITICAL NEWS, NOT – OVERNIGHT:  Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris, together again!  Tickets here!  From the Washington Examiner: 

Vice President Kamala Harris is turning to Hillary Clinton for advice on plotting "a path forward," according to a new report.

The New York Times reports Harris sought out the counsel of Clinton, the first female Democratic presidential nominee and a fellow former U.S. senator, and other women when she came to Washington.

Harris and Clinton speak every few months on the phone, and the two met in the vice president's West Wing office in November, the report said.

Harris, who, like President Joe Biden, has job approval numbers around the 40% mark, has privately complained to allies she is being treated differently by the media than her 48 predecessors while describing them as all white and male, according to the report. Clinton echoed that sentiment.

“There is a double standard; it’s sadly alive and well,” Clinton told the newspaper. “A lot of what is being used to judge her, just like it was to judge me, or the women who ran in 2020, or everybody else, is really colored by that.”

COMMENT:  This is a very strange story, for everyone knows that Hillary Clinton is making her move to run for president again in 2024.  In her way is one Kamala Harris.  We can almost see the two heading toward each other with spears.  It's impossible for me to believe that Kammy doesn't see the threat from elder stateswoman Hillary.  The only thing both candidates have in common is their regular playing of the gender card, and, in Kammy's case, the race card as well.

We are about to enter a bitter political year.  No doubt the oddfellow relationship between Hilly and Kammy will be sorted out.  They will both learn that there are no friends in politics and that knives are dangerous items. 

December 25, 2021       Permalink 

 

 

 

 

 

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