Quick Takes: Equal Rights, But Only For Some

Support and Celebrate Women, But Only Certain Women

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday that the Navy will be naming a ship after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the second woman in history to serve on the US Supreme Court.

Why is a ship being named after the second woman named to the Supreme Court and not the first woman named to the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor? Could it be that Justice O’Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan? Could it be that liberals just do not believe that conservatives, and certainly Republicans, can be in favor of equal opportunities for women? So we should celebrate the woman appointed by President Bill Clinton, instead, even if she came later.

Bias At NBC Becomes Deliberate Deception

Controversy has swirled around athletes who were born male and decide they want to be female and compete against women. Perhaps nowhere has this been more visible than the case of University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who compete on the Penn male swim team for three years and is now competing on the women’s team. Thomas was not even close to being ranked in the top 100 collegiate swimmers nationally as a man, yet is now regularly setting records and winning an NCAA Championship in the freestyle.

Because ‘women’s rights’ is not as trendy as ‘transgender rights’, the far left has embraced Thomas’ cause despite the obvious setback for women’s sports after years of hard fought progress under Title IX. And, as NBC taught us last week, if that means you have to bend the truth to support your views, then so be it.

In reporting on the NCAA women’s swimming championships, NBC airbrushed pictures of Thomas in order to appear more feminine. The touch ups removed facial lines, skin discoloration and smoothed out Thomas’ Adams Apple.  So….they were trying to make Thomas look less like a man and more like a woman? Which, when it boils down to it, is really a tacit admission that there are too many male hormones for Thomas to be competing as a woman.

Midweek Quick Takes and Random Observations

Remembering Obama On Russia

In the campaign for President in 2012, then President Obama made fun of his opponent, Mitt Romney, who said that Russia was one of the main national security threats. Obama flippantly said “The 1970’s called and want their foreign policy back.”

Russia invaded and annexed Crimea two years later after Obama’s comment and, of course, we are seeing the Russian invasion of the Ukraine play out before our eyes right now.

Romney’s thoughts about potential threats to national security and world peace do not seem quite so dumb, after all, huh Mr. President?

Prices

Yesterday the Labor Dept. announced that wholesale prices went up 10% in February from a year ago, the highest monthly increase on record. 

Unfortunately, the February results were prior to seeing the effect from the sanctions from the war in Ukraine so it is likely that March’s wholesale inflation will be even worse.

United Nations Views On Women’s Rights

Next week, Iran becomes a member of the United Nations Women’s Rights Commission.

We’ll just leave that right there

Weekend Observations and Quick Takes: Energy and Elections

Energy Policy

In one year, The United States has have gone from energy independence to begging Saudi Arabia to produce more oil so that gas prices in the US will stabilize, as Russia threatens international supplies over tensions in Ukraine.

“Free Money!”

Sen. Ralph Warnock of Georgia tweeted out this weekend: “Children are our future. Let’s make the Expanded Child Tax Credit permanent…”

So, translated, “children are our future, so let’s give them money”?  We don’t just give people money ‘just because’ or in this case, just give kids money because they are kids.

Come on, Sen. Warnock, at least tell us what it should be used for or what problem you want to fix. Just saying “Give people money” is about the most unintelligent way for a statesman to address himself. Although promising “free” stuff is certainly a good way to get people to vote for you, I guess.  I suppose it is not a coincidence that you are up for re-election this year.

Weekend Quick Takes

A short review of some of the news of the week.

This Makes Sense How?!

The Biden Administration is considering giving a roughly $450,000 payment to illegal immigrants who were held separately from their children back in 2018.

Now, set aside if we will,  the fact that in every other case where a crime is committed the people involved are separated from their children and that nowhere else in the justice system are adults and children housed in detention facilities together. Yet I just want to know how the Administration settled on that figure and can we assume it is a reflection of the President’s priorities?  If so, it probably is an important reference point that the family a service member who is killed in combat gets $400,000.

Think about that.

The Logic of ‘The Squad’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of the original members of the far left, ‘progressive’ ‘Squad’ in Congress, has repeatedly called for abolishing the police and has praised moves to cut police budgets in Minneapolis.

After a year of cuts in funding and in the number of officers on duty, Omar said this week that the dramatic rise in crime overall, violent crime and murders in Minneapolis is because the police are not doing their job.

Huh?

Election Audit Results From Two GOP Controlled States              

This week, an audit of election results in Wisconsin by Legislative Audit Bureau found that the 2020 election was “safe and secure”, but did make some recommendations for future elections.

“Despite concerns with statewide elections procedures, this audit showed us that the election was largely safe and secure,” tweeted Republican state Sen. Robert Cowles, who co-chairs the Legislature’s Audit Committee, which assigned the audit bureau to conduct the review.

Previously, Arizona’s Republican Legislature hired auditors to review the election results. Despite hiring a company that 1) had no audit experience and 2) whose CEO had said before being hired that there was fraud, the audit confirmed that Biden won the election in Arizona.

So, two states with Republican control of both houses of the legislature have audited results and found the results showing Biden won the states to be valid.

It has always been odd to any logical person, that Trump’s claims of fraud only appeared to include states with Republican majorities:  Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia…  So, were all those members of his own Party in on the conspiracy?  Of course not, and for the same reason no logical person could believe that Democrats were stealing the election but allowed Republicans to make gains at literally every other level across the nation.  So can we just stop with the ridiculous ‘election was stolen’ stuff.  I mean, are we really in the same intellectual category as people like Rudy Guilianni and Sydney Powell.

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