Episode 580 – What Was the Point?

Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is done and there are some questions.

Americans seem surprised that terrorists are pissed off that we killed their leader.

And Kansas does what the Supreme Court said they should do.

 

A Tough Press Conference

Karin Jean Pierre was going to have a really rough time with the killing of this terrorist and Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan. So the administration decided to send out John Kirby. Of course Peter Doocy is in the press and he asks real questions. Mr. Kirby didn’t like this much.

Here is Doocy ripping Kirby on the terrorist killed in Afghanistan. Basically he was criticizing Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal.

Some things:

  • Afghanistan was not an independent country.
  • We did own Afghanistan.
  • The Taliban does support terrorists.
  • There are terrorists there and living well.
  • The case they proved by killing this terrorist is that there are terrorists in the country.

 

Why Did She Go?

So Nancy Pelosi is coming back from Taiwan after they made her a hero for showing up. The Biden administration, military and China were not thrilled about this. There really isn’t much to say about it. She met with the President and some other politicians but it really seemed to be nothing more than a photo shoot.

Here’s the questions I have, what was the point of going over there. Here’s the thing with foreign policy, and every policy, for that matter. It must have a purpose. Though I am glad we are showing some respect to Taiwan and I’m glad she went. In fact, I think Taiwan is the reason we should not be helping Ukraine. We should let the Europeans deal with Ukraine and they don’t seem to care much. Taiwan is more of a Democratic country than Ukraine, and far less corrupt. We should be supporting them.

Instead, Pelosi went over there, got her pictures and accomplished nothing except piss off China. I don’t mind the United States pissing off China, but it’s Taiwan that is going to have to deal with this. China is doing live-fire drills right off their coast.

So, good job, Nancy.

 

What Did They Think Would Happen

I don’t know what the big surprise here is.

According to the Daily Wire:

The U.S. State Department issued a “worldwide” caution alert for Americans Tuesday evening, warning that the likelihood that terrorists will strike U.S. interests has increased after the CIA killed Ayman Al Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qaeda.

“Following al-Zawahiri’s death, supporters of Al Qaeda, or its affiliated terrorist organizations, may seek to attack U.S. facilities, personnel, or citizens,” the alert said. “As terrorist attacks often occur without warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad.”

The State Department said that it has reason to believe that the threat level to U.S. citizens is now “higher” after the drone strike terminated Al Zawahiri.

Well, duh.

Biden is getting a lot of crap for the killing of this terrorist. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled he pulled the trigger on this one and the guy is dead. But he said the Taliban would never help al Qaeda because it would be against the deal they did with them. And where does the leader of al Qaeda stay? At the home of a Taliban diplomat (or whatever you call them).

Here’s a shocker, the Taliban lied. They are housing terrorists. I know, hard to believe. Now that we know this, what Biden going to do about it.

Probably nothing. Doing doing something else would show strength.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/u-s-issues-alert-warning-of-danger-for-americans-worldwide

 

Calm Down

The battle against abortion has begun.

Kansas had a primary that included a proposition that would remove the pro-abortion amendment from the state constitution and give it back to the legislatures. It lost, big. It was down by 17 points. So, the law will stay in the state constitution.

The Left is claiming this as a huge victory and think that this is going to be a platform that Democrats should run on in November. Yeah, calm down. This is not as big a defeat as they’re making out to be.

First off, this doesn’t show that everyone wants abortion up till the kid is sixteen. It shows hat the status quo is acceptable to people in Kansas. We already knew that.

Second, the ballot was not exactly idiot proof. If you selected no on the ballot, it meant, yes, I want the amendment removed from the state constitution. If you said no, it meant yes, I want the amendment to remain in the constitution. California does this crap all the time. I’m not saying people from Kansas are idiots but it is confusing and I have had to deal with this in California elections. California tried to skirt past Prop 13 with language like this.

Finally, does this end that argument about our democracy ending because of the white supremacist Supreme Court’s decision? People voted and abortion wasn’t banned in the state of Kansas. This is exactly what the Supreme Court said should have happened. Of course, when Alabama and Oklahoma actually ban abortion everyone will flip out again.

Democrats think this proves this is going to be something to run on in November. Good luck with that.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/pro-life-amendment-in-kansas-was-first-abortion-test-since-roe-v-wade-overturned-heres-how-it-fared?%3Futm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwtwitter

 

There is Sanity Out There

There is sanity out there and it appears to be coming from the courts.

According to the Daily Wire:

In a ruling released on Friday, a judge struck down a San Francisco city ordinance allowing non-citizens to vote in school board elections.

The ordinance, which allowed non-citizen parents of school-aged children to vote in school board elections, was approved in 2016 and took effect in 2018, and was extended indefinitely in 2021. The law was challenged by various groups, including the California Public Policy Foundation and the United States Justice Foundation.

“The State of California has a long-standing requirement that voters must be United States citizens,” the plaintiffs argued. “This requirement applies to every election in the state, even those conducted by charter cities, because determining voter qualifications is a matter of statewide concern where state law supersedes conflicting charter city ordinances.”

The court agreed.

This is an important ruling. What is the point of being a citizen and paying taxes if anyone can vote? Though this is only for the school board, don’t forget about the Give a Mouse a Cookie principle, how long is it going to be before illegal aliens vote for city council, mayor or even governor?

Josie doesn’t have her citizenship yet. She’s beginning to wonder what advantage she has to getting it if anyone can vote in California. She’s right.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/judge-strikes-down-san-francisco-law-allowing-non-citizens-to-vote

 

It’s Sad But She Probably is Their Best Shot

The Democrats are giving up on Joe Biden for 2024 and are scrambling to find someone to put on a pedestal. The Republicans have at least five different people who they are building up including Donald Trump and Ron DeSatis. That January 6th Commission thing is not working out. Kamala Harris is a disaster and there just isn’t that much excitement over Pete Buttigieg.

The Hill has an idea. Why not Alexandria Ocasio Cortez? She’ll be 35 by 2024. They have an article titled  “AOC is the Democrats’ best shot against Trump in 2024”.

According to the article from the Hill:

When Barack Obama came out of nowhere to win his Senate seat in 2004, it almost felt preordained. As if he was the person we had been waiting for to breathe fresh air into the Democratic Party. 

Flash forward to 2018, and the meteoric rise of a 29-year-old bartender from Queens feels eerily similar. She has been unafraid, unapologetic and unwilling to bend to the will of Washington. She is a force to be reckoned with, and in 2024 Democrats are going to need her force to reckon with Republicans. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is less of a personality and more of a movement. Yes, the smart, photogenic congresswoman is the face of the rising progressive movement, but she is also the future of the Democratic Party. AOC has cultivated a following beyond politics. She’s an influencer in its purest form. Her ability to relate to her supporters and allow them a glimpse into her private life is a blueprint for Democrats trying to act less like mannequins and more like humans. 

Wow.

Some things about this:

  • She’s stupid.
  • She’s a terrible speaker.
  • She can’t debate.
  • She’s a pure socialist. I’m talking the tyrannical type of socialist.

Here’s the problem Democrats have. People don’t like socialism. They don’t want the country transformed. That’s why Bernie Sanders will never be President. And AOC is to the Left of him. Even moderate Democrats do not like what the Left is doing. That’s why Andrew Yang is creating a third party called the Forward party that will be made up of moderate Democrats and Republicans. That party is probably not going to go anywhere as most third parties don’t, but just the fact that parties are being created to counter the insanity of the Left shows how chaotic the Democratic party is.

They are in trouble and not just this November.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/critics-roast-column-claiming-aoc-is-dems-best-bet-to-beat-trump-in-2024

AOC is the Democrats’ best shot against Trump in 2024


https://theweek.com/third-parties/1015513/does-americas-newest-political-party-stand-a-chance

 

He Was A Jedi

These people just can’t leave good enough alone.

According to the Daily Wire:

Some fans are claiming that a new Star Wars book hints that one of its most iconic characters is bisexual.

“Padawan,” the latest Star Wars novel, features a teenage Obi-Wan Kenobi in a discussion that has been celebrated by some readers as showing that the Jedi might be interested in kissing both men and women.

The quest to make everything gay continues even if it has to be a character in a fantasy story. Can’t wait to see what Disney is going to do with this.

Here’s the passage in question:

“Not many choices around here. I don’t think love is in my future, either, and I’m fine with that,” a character named Casul says in the section. “As long as I have the Power to keep my family safe, that’s enough for me. Though I will admit I’ve been curious about kissing and why Audj and Zae-Brii enjoy it so much. So if you’re ever curious, too, let me know.”

“Obi-Wan blushed. ‘I will. Let you know, I mean. Not that I will do that, right now, with you. Or anyone.’”

“Would he ever get to a point where kissing someone felt like anything less than a betrayal of himself and the Jedi? And if he did get to that point, who would he want to kiss? The Lenahrans were confident and charismatic, which was attractive.”

“But he couldn’t imagine just … kissing any of them. Maybe he didn’t want to be with any of them but rather to be more like each of them. Or maybe he wanted to kiss all of them.”

I have a question, why is this even in the book? Obi-Wan is an asexual character. The Jedi are all asexual. In fact, all fantasy heroes, from Superman to Wonder Woman, are asexual. That’s done on purpose. It’s done to make the super hero more above humanity and give them the freedom to help humanity. There are philosophical articles about this.

But, het, whatever. Can’t wait to see what they’re going to do with Yoda.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/fans-claim-new-star-wars-book-hints-obi-wan-kenobi-is-bisexual

 

 

 

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