Midweek Quick Takes

Significant news items of the week that you might not have seen:

Terrorists Head New Afghan Government

Sirajuddin Haqqani was named as the new Afghan Minister of the Interior by the new Taliban government.  Haqqani also heads the Haqqani Network, a US designated terrorist group based in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and is on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Unemployment Benefits

The supplemental bonus for unemployment benefits ended Sept. 1. When a reporter asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) what unemployed people should do now that their benefits were being cut, his answer was simple and straightforward:  “Um, get a job.”

With businesses all over looking for employees, when every street you drive down has “Help Wanted” signs posted on most every corner, when prices for construction materials are sky-rocketing in part because mills can’t get enough people to run their shifts and when businesses are closing certain days of the week because they can’t get staff…isn’t the answer to that question pretty obvious?

Ida Remnants Flood New York

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) toured New York areas damaged by flooding from the recent rainstorms as the remnants of Hurricane Ida went through New York.

As residents jeered that not enough had been done to prepare the city, AOC said that it was all the result of climate change/global warming and that it was unexpected and so hard to prepare for in advance.

Of course, the National Hurricane Center had been tracking Ida literally for weeks and accurately predicted its path long before it got to New York. But when you don’t have good answers, you make them up.

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