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MARCH 18,  2021

SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – OVERNIGHT: 

AS THEY SAY, YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS UP– FROM DAILYWIRE:    On Tuesday, the father of a biological girl who believes she is a boy turned himself in to a Canadian court and was subsequently taken to jail after the Attorney General of British Columbia issued an arrest warrant for contempt after the father had insisted on referring to his daughter as his “daughter” and used the pronouns “she” and “her.”  Robert Hoogland, from Surrey, British Columbia, has a 14-year-old daughter. In February 2019, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada ordered that the girl receive testosterone injections without obtaining parental consent. “The court also declared that if either of her parents referred to her using female pronouns or addressed her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of family violence,” The Federalist noted.  When she was in seventh grade, the girl’s school urged the girl to see psychologist Dr. Wallace Wong, who recommended the girl should begin taking cross-sex hormones at 13. Hoogland cited his daughter’s alleged history of mental health issues, and refused to give permission. Doctors at BC Children’s Hospital decided the girl should receive testosterone injections.  Hoogland, disturbed by the possible effects of the hormone therapy, objected, but one of the doctors informed him that the girl’s consent was enough for her to begin receiving the hormones. Hoogland responded by seeking an injunction to stop the treatment, but Justice Gregory Bowdenruled in February 2019 that the girl was “exclusively entitled to consent to medical treatment for gender dysphoria,”adding, “Attempting to persuade (the girl) to abandon treatment for gender dysphoria; addressing (the girl) by his birth name; referring to (the girl) as a girl or with female pronouns whether to him directly or to third parties; shall be considered to be family violence under s. 38 of the Family Law Act.”  This is a descent into madness and legal degeneracy.  But I fear it will migrate here. 

A SIGN OF LIFE, BUT NOT TOO MUCH OF IT – FROM NEWS5 CLEVELAND:  AMC Theaters, the nation's largest movie theater chain, says 98% of its theaters will open their doors by Friday.  The company said 99% of its locations will be open by March 26.  By Monday, AMC said they are expecting to open 52 of its 54 California locations.  "The Company is preparing to resume operations at its remaining California AMC locations once the proper local approvals are in place," AMC said in a press release. "AMC will only reopen its theatres once approved to do so by state and local authorities."  AMC closed its locations last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. I'm happy that movie theaters are reopening.  My question is, what are they going to show?  This isn't exactly the golden age of American feature films.  It's more like the rusted age.  Maybe if Hollywood would aim for greatness again, the people might start coming back. 

March 18, 2021       Permalink

 

NOW WE'RE TALKIN' – FIGHTING BACK – OVERNIGHT:   State attorneys general are bringing the fight against the radical left to the front door of the White House.  Root for them.  Form cheerleading squads.  From Gateway Pundit: 

Twenty-one states, with Texas and Montana leading the charge, sued Joe Biden on Wednesday over his decision to revoke the Keystone Pipeline XL permit.

Joe Biden’s first order of business was to kill tens of thousands of jobs.

On his first day in office, Biden signed an executive order canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline.

A coalition of 21 states with Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit against Biden and argued that revoking the cross-border permit is a “regulation of interstate and international commerce” and that only Congress can make the decision.

US Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke about the lawsuit and said Biden’s unlawful policies are detrimental to our economy and our country.

List of the states suing Biden over the Keystone XL pipeline:

• TEXAS
• MONTANA
• ALABAMA
• ARIZONA
• ARKANSAS
• GEORGIA
• KANSAS
• KENTUCKY
• INDIANA
• LOUISIANA
• MISSISSIPPI
• MISSOURI
• NEBRASKA
• NORTH DAKOTA
• OHIO
• OKLAHOMA
• SOUTH CAROLINA
• SOUTH DAKOTA
• UTAH
• WEST VIRGINIA
• WYOMING

COMMENT:  This is the first of a number of lawsuits expected to be filed by attorneys general against the extreme steps President Biden and the Democratic House and Senate are taking in the first months of the new administration.  Another case, an enormous one, will deal with a bill pending in Congress that will essentially turn presidential elections over to the federal government, even though the Constitution specifically assigns that function to the states.  But who cares about the Constitution.   After all, it was written by dead white men.  (Do I sound WOKE?  Am I making it?)

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MARCH 17,  2021

SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – OVERNIGHT:

MY HEART BREAKS – FROM DAILY MAIL:    CNN is losing around a million viewers on average each night since President Donald Trump left office - and is down nearly 50% in the key 24-54 age group, a report said on Thursday.  The cable news channel had averaged 2.5 million prime-time viewers each night from November 4 through Inauguration Day on January 20, according to a Fox News analysis of Nielsen data.   But data shows the network averaged only 1.6 million total prime-time viewers from January 21, the day after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, through March 15, according to the report.  CNN's overall prime-time viewership, from 8pm to 11pm Eastern Time, has dropped 36% since Biden took office in January, according to Fox News.   Meanwhile, since January 21 CNN's prime-time viewership of adults between the ages of 24 and 54 dropped a whopping 47% since Election Day.  The network also suffered a major hit to its daytime viewership.  CNN averaged 1.7 million total daytime viewers from November 4 through January 20 and has since suffered a 34% decline, Fox News reported. CNN has averaged 1.1 million daytime viewers since Biden took office.  Yes, caution is required since this report is based on statistics reported by Fox, a fierce competitor of CNN's.  However, the figures seem consistent with what we're reading elsewhere.  CNN became the anti-Trump network, and the anti-Trump network needs Donald Trump.  Without him, what do they do?  Report the news?  Who'll teach them how?  A really cool move would be for CNN to give former President Trump his own show, no holds barred.  I don't think they will.

March 17, 2021       Permalink

 

PRESIDENTIAL CALIBER – OVERNIGHT:   REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS OF FLORIDA IS FAST EMERGING AS A MAJOR CANIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IN 2024.   HE ACTUALLY HAS A RECORD, AND AN EXCELLENT ONE, AND HE'S ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES OF OUR TIME.  NOW HE SEEKS TO LEAD IN THE PUSHBACK AGAINST THE MAD MEDIOCRITY OF OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM.  FROM DAILYWIRE: 

Florida is purging the teaching of “critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories” from its public schools.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis updated the public on his state’s new educational priorities in a press conference on Wednesday. The governor said that the state’s civic education should focus on “foundational principles” rather than narratives such as critical race theory that views all of history through the lens of race, and suggests that racism still infects almost every institution in the U.S. today.

Critical race theory has gained traction recently, being prominently displayed in The New York Times’s "1619 Project," which reframed the history of the United States as a country entirely built on slavery rather than on the principles of the Declaration of Independence.

“Florida civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials, and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis said. “Let me be clear, there’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money. So we will invest in actual, solid, true curriculum and we will be a leader in the development and implementation of a world class civics education.”

COMMENT:  Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.  And DeSantis says it so well.  He will be called a racist, and lectured to by "journalists" who know so little.  But he'll have the public behind him, and I know he'll be able to present his ideas to minority voters, and win them over.

Major fights ahead.  We have some very good people.

Read the whole piece, please.

March 17, 2021       Permalink

 

TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY – AT 8:14 P.M. ET:  THERE IS A NEW/OLD ISSUE PERCOLATING RIGHT NOW IN AMERICAN POLITICS.  IT HAS PROVED DEADLY BEFORE, WHICH IS WHY A U.S. SENATOR IS ASKING QUESTIONS.  THE ISSUE, OF COURSE, IS GASOLINE PRICES.  WE LIVE WITH THEM.  WE FEEL THEM.  THEY'RE NOT AN ABSTRACTION.  AND THEY'RE STARTING TO SOAR.  FROM FOX BUSINESS:

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., blamed Joe Biden for the sudden and sharp increase in gas prices nationwide, telling “Varney & Co.” on Wednesday that the president is “not thinking about the poor families in this country” with his energy actions.

The Florida senator argued on Wednesday that Biden’s energy policies will lead to an “unbelievable increase in costs for poor families.”

Scott pointed to Biden’s energy actions, including the cancelation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline project and temporarily suspending the issuance of oil and gas permits on federal lands and waters in a series of orders aimed at combating climate change.

President Biden revoked the permit for the 1,700-mile pipeline on his first day in office, ending a project that was expected to employ more than 11,000 Americans this year.

In remarks made by Biden in January before signing executive actions on tackling climate change, the president pointed to “a key plank” of his Build Back Better Recovery Plan, which he noted “is building a modern, resilient climate infrastructure and clean energy future that will create millions of good-paying union jobs.”

Speaking on “Varney & Co.” Scott asked, “If you’re in that [the energy] industry do you want to invest more dollars when the president says he wants to get rid of you?”

And...

Gas prices have been increasing at the pump for the past few weeks, reaching a national average of $2.88 a gallon as of Wednesday, which is 64 cents higher than the same time in 2020, according to AAA.

“This is an unbelievable increase in costs for poor families, for people on fixed income,” Scott said, noting that “their gas is way up in the last month” and “on top of that the utility rates are going up” because “so much of our utilities are done by natural gas.”

COMMENT:  Gas prices will be joined by electricity prices, as the Biden administration's corps of elitists  tries to crush the energy industry, which will get them invited to the right cocktail parties in Georgetown.  This could easily be the defining issue of the 2022 midterms.  Next time you fill up, tell me how happy you are.

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