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The Key to Solving the Opioid Epidemic is Border Security

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For years the opioid epidemic has devastated communities across the country. As Sheriff of a suburban Chicago county for 12 years, I saw the rise of the epidemic firsthand. Working hand-in-hand with other law enforcement agencies, we had more success fighting the epidemic in Lake County, Illinois, than most communities across the country, but we were limited in our success because the federal government has yet to solve the problem that is now driving the epidemic: the flow of synthetic opioids like fentanyl into the country across the border.

The opioid epidemic is not a new crisis. As a sheriff for 12 years, interim coroner for two years, and a prosecutor for 16 years, I have been on the frontlines fighting the opioid epidemic for years. In Lake County, we started innovative, cross-jurisdictional task forces and programs to combat the problem. One of our programs has even won national awards for its success in fast-tracking individuals with substance use disorders to treatment programs and services.

In most of the country, the opioid problem is only getting worse. Drug overdoses killed a record 72,300 Americans in 2017, a rise of 10 percent since 2016, which is more than the yearly death tolls from H.I.V., car crashes and gun deaths combined. For this reason, President Trump declared the nation’s opioid epidemic a national health emergency in October 2017.

The growth of synthetic opioids like fentanyl can be blamed for the recent increase in overdose deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids rose by 520 percent between 2013 and 2016. At the same time, overdoses from legitimate prescription drugs leveled off for the first time in history. Federal and state government laws – and new innovative programs like ours in Lake County – should be credited for the success in reducing prescription drug and heroin overdoses, but we have yet to seriously curtail overdoses from synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Just a few months ago, Customs and Border Protection officers made the country’s largest fentanyl bust in history. Two hundred and fifty-four pounds of the drug was stopped at the border in a tractor-trailer loaded with cucumbers. In fact, as of mid-July 2019, border agents had seized more than 2,000 pounds of fentanyl, more than enough to poison the entire U.S. population. Perhaps even worse, law enforcement officials are seizing record-setting amounts of the deadly drug thousands of miles from the border as well. In April 2018, Nebraska state troopers seized 118 pounds of fentanyl in a routine traffic stop.

Fentanyl flows into the country via Mexican drug cartels and Chinese drug smugglers and is trafficked all over the U.S. China is currently our nation’s largest source of illicit fentanyl, but the problem of drug smuggling across the border has only increased in recent years as the federal government has attempted to crack down on China. Fentanyl seizures more than doubled last year, yet officials at the border say more of the drug is still getting through and ending up in our communities.

The solution to the opioid epidemic starts with increased border security. Federal, state, and local government programs have made an impact in stemming the tide of the crisis, but to truly curtail the problem, federal policymakers must focus on tightening border security and giving border agents the training, tools, and resources to stop fentanyl before it flows to the rest of the country. Communities across the U.S. have been battling the opioid addiction crisis for years, but we will only be truly successful if the problem at the border is fixed by the federal government.


Mark Curran was the sheriff of Lake County, Illinois in suburban Chicago from 2006 to 2018. He is now a candidate for U.S. Senate running against Sen. Dick Durbin.

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It’s All a Game: Dems Have No Plans yet to Vote for Formal Impeachment Inquiry

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There was a lot of hullabaloo on Tuesday about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing she had finally decided to move forward on an impeachment inquiry. Headlines blasted everywhere and some media even created their banners for “impeachment inquiry.”

But there’s still a bit of a problem, as the Republican ranking member, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) notes:

Are Pelosi and the Democrats planning on holding that vote to make it official? Not so much, as the House Rules Committee Chairman just revealed.

So what’s the point of all the theater? They are desperate to find something to hang on President Donald Trump. Nothing they have thrown at him so far has stuck. Joe Biden is lagging and they have a pretty dismal field of candidates. They are also desperate to appease their base who have been hot to impeach Trump since the moment he won office.

Why don’t they want to hold an official vote?

Among other reasons, they stand to lose a lot of critical seats in the House in states which Trump won, where voters are likely not to take kindly to Democrats trying to throw out the person they elected to office. As many as 31 folks may be at risk in those states.

Democrats don’t want to flag those representatives for voters to toss out and possibly lose the House.

Beyond that, a recent poll found that impeachment is supremely unpopular, not just among Republicans, but among critical independent voters and in those swing counties that they would also need to win in 2020.

Strangely enough, voters are not happy when Democrats spend their time and our money on frivolous efforts to throw out our duly elected leaders because Democrats are unhappy that their side lost.

Democrats may yet be forced into a formal vote.

But this ‘inquiry’ also shows every likelihood of boomeranging on the Democrats big time, exposing both their craven goals and possible Biden corruption. They’re literally walking into a buzzsaw without knowing what comes next, with Biden having already confessed on video to pressuring Ukraine to fire the prosecutor who was looking into corruption at his son’s company.

When people see all that, they’re not going to look kindly upon Democrats come November 2020.

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House Dems Push Federal Legislation On Red Flag Laws

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House Democrats have made clear exactly who they wish to protect with red flag laws, and it’s not the people they claim to champion. In their bid to further restrict gun ownership, the progressive party is pushing full steam ahead to pass laws that would empower law enforcement to confiscate weapons from people without due process.

What is even more troubling for Second Amendment advocates is that some Republican representatives are playing ball with the Democrats, who have been using mass shootings to justify their anti-gun agenda. While prominent leftist politicians like Beto O’ Rourke are calling for gun confiscation, a recent action on the part of House Democrats demonstrates that perhaps they have some limitations on how far they will go to curb gun rights.

Democratic lawmakers voted to advance a proposal encouraging states to adopt red-flag legislation. The legislation provides support to states that strip due process rights from people, allowing authorities to easily seize guns and ammunition from those accused of posing a danger to themselves or others. They amended the bill to empower the federal government to give extreme risk protection orders in certain situations too. An amendment put forward by Republican representatives was rejected.

The rejected amendment would have applied red flag laws to individuals that are known to the authorities as gang members. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), who proposed the amendment, explained why the legislation should be altered. “The majority of violent crime, including gun violence, in the United States is linked to gangs,” he said. “My amendment is quite simple. It would allow the issuance of a red flag order against anyone whose name appears in a gang database if there was probable cause to include that individual in the database.”

The Democrats balked at the suggested amendment. They claimed that these types of databases are similar to no-fly lists that have wrongly flagged individuals with no ties to terrorism. “You know, California had these databases, and they finally stopped when they discovered that they had 3-year-olds on the databases as gang members,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). “So some of these are reliable, a lot of them are not.”

But as Buck indicated, his amendment would apply only to those added with probable cause, which is a higher bar to reach. Democrats continued to object to Buck’s proposal. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) suggested a rather asinine scenario in which someone writes the number 13 on a piece of paper and is then designated as a member of MS-13.

The House Judiciary Committee eventually voted against the amendment, which would ostensibly protect potential victims of gang violence.

This move on the part of House Democrats is in keeping with the left’s overall approach to gun control, and it is difficult to ignore the racial element in this equation. Progressive media outlets typically amplify mass shootings that take place at schools, malls, or other areas with a high white population. If the shooter is white, they make sure the public knows all about his lack of melanin.

But these same news outlets are suspiciously quiet about the tragic number of gun homicides related to gang activity in inner cities like Chicago and Baltimore. It is apparent that their concern for white victims of gun violence is far more pronounced than their focus on minority victims, who are disproportionately impacted by gang-related homicides. Indeed, it is only when these mass shootings occur that Democrats in Congress push for red flag laws.

While the media and government are having a conversation on the impact of white nationalism on minority communities, the Democrats are ignoring an even more pernicious problem that kills thousands of blacks and Hispanics each year. It’s rather ironic considering the fact that the Democrats claim to be the party that cares about the needs of minority communities. But apparently, their passion for restricting firearms does not extend to protecting the lives of innocent minorities.

 

This article was originally published at Liberty Nation.

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[LISTEN] Democrats’ Mueller Part 2: Dumb and Dumberer

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Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that she was opening an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, which is odd to hear since the Democrats have 6 investigations in the House currently which all say that they are investigating supposedly impeachable offenses so I’m not really sure what the difference is since the Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since the day he won the election. Pelosi made the mistake of saying the quiet part out loud following her caucus meeting yesterday:

This is all very confusing given that the Democrats are saying that Trump violated the constitution and abused his office claiming he did what Biden admits he did here:

For those of you who haven’t been consumed with politics like I have let me explain what is really motivating a lot of this ire toward Trump. Many of the prominent Democrats you see today were also around during the Whitewater scandal, a real estate scandal involving the Clinton that lead to indictments of almost everyone involved, except of course the Clinton’s, though the media will rewrite history when it comes to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, he was impeached for perjury, not because of what he did with Monica Lewinsky, he was impeached because he lied about it. I’m certain many people can look at the Clinton impeachment and draw a lot of correlations to what is happening with Trump, which is understandable because in many ways this is the culmination of Democrat vengeance.

In fact, Nancy Pelosi had choice words for what she considered to be a witch hunt and Presidential harassment in 1998

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Forgive Us, Hong Kong: Deluded American Woman Scolds Hong Kong Protesters, “Safety Is More Important Than Freedom”

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A protester waves a U.S. flag as hundreds of protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Many of us have been transfixed by the efforts of the millions of people, from young students to the elderly, marching in the streets in the streets of Hong Kong for the past few months.

They’re not marching against climate change, but against a very real and immediate existential danger – that they not to be spirited away by the Communist authorities to the Chinese mainland and disappeared forever if they are arrested by the police. They’re fighting to maintain the rights and autonomy that they were promised when Hong Kong was handed back to China.

Hong Kongers have been faced with terrifying police brutality, with beatings, tear gas, with at least one person facing blindness after being assaulted by police. The protesters have come out in the millions and they have placed everything on the line – their careers and their lives – for the freedom and the future of Hong Kong.

Through it all, the people of Hong Kong have chosen a symbol to wave which they believe is emblematic of their fight for freedom – the American flag. They’ve marched with it, even sung our national anthem. Yes, they’re doing it to appeal to us in the hope that we might be able to help them in some way. But they’re also doing it because freedom and protection of human rights is what America and the flag means to them and to so much of the rest of the world, despite what folks here on the left would have us believe. Waving the American flag also endangers them more because it allows the government to suggest they are influenced by outside forces and gives justification to move against them to suppress them. Yet they have persisted, because they truly believe. That takes great courage.

So imagine the surprise of the folks protesting in Hong Kong when they were confronted with an American woman in a video that has gone viral. This woman ripped down some of the stickers the protesters had pasted on a wall and chastised the young students, telling them that “You guys value freedom more than safety.”

Dear Hong Kongers, we’re sorry, but please know that this woman doesn’t represent us, that indeed you understand the principles of America much better than does she.

That woman clearly takes that freedom for granted and doesn’t really understand what it’s like to live under a Communist dictatorship. Or, worse, perhaps she thinks it’s a good thing and is just a shill for the regime.

We’ve seen so many on the left and now even in Congress who seem willing and happy to embrace socialism, with folks like Antifa and other far-left radicals wanting to push us in the direction which the Hong Kongers are fighting so desperately against.

It’s because we’ve had brave Americans who have fought for our rights that this woman has the comfort and luxury to not have the fear that Hong Kongers now face.

Do you think we could make a trade for all Americans who love Communism to go to Hong Kong and we’ll take the people of Hong Kong who love America and freedom?

The Hong Kong movement reminds us again how special America is and how important it is to protect it.

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Black Teacher Who Blew the Whistle on Minority Students Being Allowed to Misbehave Wins Huge in Court

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Aaron Benner is a black elementary school teacher, formerly with the St. Paul School District in Minnesota.

And now, he’s also a guy with a giant chunk of cash.

The reason?

Well, the story began during the 2014-2015 schol year, when Aaron called out the school for letting minority students get away with misbehavior.

As reported by Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Benner, who is black, accused the district of failing black students by not holding them accountable for disruptive behavior. The district was being led then by Valeria Silva, who sought to reduce racial disparities in student discipline.

Resultantly, as per his 2015 federal lawsuit, the school system — despite him having never been reprimanded in 19 years as an educator — used four separate investigations to essentially force him to quit.

Well, on Tuesday night, a settlement was won. And it ain’t no little bag of coins, neither.

Aaron scored $525,000.

In an email, he expressed his gratitude toward a higher power:

I thank God for all the blessings in my life. I turned 50 this year, got married in July and now (there is) this settlement.

The system issued a statement, among which lay the absence of admitted guilt:

This agreement enables the district to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of protracted legal proceedings regarding its previous policies, practices and expectations.

Of course, ultimately, it isn’t the district that’ll cough up the dough, but the taxpayers.

However, St. Paul seems cool with spending from the trough.

As noted by The O’Reilly Factor in 2015:

“For the past five years the St. Paul, Minnesota school district has spent nearly $3 million on ‘white privilege’ training done by a far-Left outfit called the Pacific Educational Group. That training tells teachers to overlook transgressions by minority students; to treat them differently than white students.”

Maybe they can save on that kind of instruction going forward.

Aaron now serves as an administrator for St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall charter school.

-ALEX

 

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Over 3,500 Young People Threaten to Never Have Children Unless the Adults Stop Climate Change and ‘Ensure a Safe Future’

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In order to protest what they apparently believe is the soon-to-be end of the world, over 3,500 young people have pledged they’ll keep from having children.

The petition reads, “I pledge not to have children until I am sure my government will ensure a safe future for them.”

The pledge — known as #NoFutureNoChildren — was created by Canadian teenager Emma Lim.

On the project’s website, Emma shares her story. Here’s a bit:

I’ve always imagined I would be a mother. I know that for a lot of people, the decision to have children is something made later on in life, but for me it was never something I had to think about. I love children so much that I worked as a nanny over the summer between eleventh and twelfth grade.

There are all of these little things I can see myself doing: singing to my babies, listening to their stories, working through homework, baking, finger painting, going for nature walks, dancing in the kitchen- and it hurts almost like a physical pain when I realize I might never get to do these things. Because even though I want to have children more than almost anything- what kind of a mother would I be if I brought a baby into a world where I couldn’t make sure they were safe?

I read the IPCC report last September, and it terrified me. I’m only a teenager, so I’ve learned about climate change for as long as I can remember. I’ve seen it all around me too. In my province once in a century floods have started to happen every year. There are heatwaves in the summer, and in the winter we’re not able to skate on the pond anymore. But the truth is that we are in so much more danger than I could have imagined. We are facing changes that will be irreversible: the loss of ecosystems, the loss of fresh water, the loss of clean air.

Respectfully, Emma seems not to understand how some things work:

I am facing a future of economic instability, of food scarcity and extreme weather. What if I have to sacrifice my child’s education to pay for a new house? What if my house becomes uninsurable? What if I have to pay for clean water?

Of course, a child’s education isn’t optional, and it’s funded through taxation. College is provided by grants and loans. And clean water, if you have a house, is already something you have to pay for. For that matter, generally, everything you receive, you pay for, regardless of where or under which government system you live — whether via willing payment or taxation.

She also cryptically states that “everything will be more expensive with climate change.”

As we saw Monday, the Shut Down DC protest took the opportunity to promote socialism, in lieu of capitalism (here). Surely they don’t understand that “capitalism” simply means you can freely own and operate your own business, and socialism means that right is taken away — in favor of a government monopoly with no supply-and-demand to keep down costs.

With socialism, “everything will be more expensive.”

Emma concludes:

I am not the only young person giving up lifelong dreams because they are unsure of what the future will hold. We’ve read the science, and now we’re pleading with our government.

Please, keep us safe. Please act while there is still time.

In the site’s Our Stories section, other teens share.

From an 18-year-old girl:

The science has spoken. Climate change is an established objective truth with already irreversible consequences

From a boy of the same age:

I’m scared. No – I’m absolutely terrified. If I have children, their future will be even more uncertain and endangered than my own.

From a 17-year-old girl:

Because the [planet] is already over capacity, because costs of raising a child is too high and it would be one less person other people would have to fight when the water wars start.

And another:

Our society is on the verge of a collapse. Our ecology isn’t far behind. In the prior situation, raising a kid may mean death for me and my partner. In the latter situation, humanity goes extinct. I have crippling fear about this on a near daily basis. Climate leaders don’t buy pipelines and LNG plants.

On Sunday, I wrote “The Far Left Is Making Teens Miserable Over The Imminent Destruction Of The World.”

Events since then certainly haven’t served to prove me wrong.

But we’re in luck: at 17 years old, a person doesn’t really much yet have a “story;” but they will. And fortunately, that tale will eventually include growing up and noticing that the world is still here.

And as for that “not having kids” thing, many have tried it. But it seems to mostly get even the best resistors.

Furthermore, hopefully the now-frightened teens’ will grow beyond the point of worry — because they are, in truth, helpless.

The same ideas I wrote about New York City apply here:

In an effort to save the planet, New York City is considering outlawing its signature meat — the hot dog.

Yeah — that’ll save it.

Population of New York City: 8.5 million.

Population of the planet: 7.7 billion.

All of America: 328 million.

Think we can conquer the remaining 7,372,000,000 people by 2030? I thought colonialism was wrong?

#FAIL.

Here’s a bit more perspective:

That’s the world.

Take that map and enlarge it by 2000% on a 17-inch screen. Then find a baby and clip one of his or her hairs. Then touch that hair to the screen, in the upper right corner of America.

That’s New York City.

Does it look like Big Apple footlongs are the pivot point for planetary survival?

How about Canada? or Washington D.C? Or America?

Breathe, kids. You aren’t the world. You’re one person, each. Live your life. No one can guarantee your safety. Life is precious, as is youth. Enjoy them while they’re here.

Last but not least: To all of you pledging, the rest of the world doesn’t care if you have kids. All that space on the map won’t change its ways of life because you, or I, or anyone here wishes it so. The world is bigger than that. And so is the world of ideas. I hope you find many more than those of misery and impending doom. If in no other way, you will, in the eyes of those which you presently don’t believe will ever exist. But they will. You can bet on that, much more than you can predict the weather.

-ALEX

 

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Ben Carson Defends His Position That ‘Big Hairy Men’ Identifying as Ladies Shouldn’t be Allowed to Stay at Women’s Shelters

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Ben Carson’s doubled down on his assertion that men identifying as women shouldn’t be staying at battered women’s shelters.

Last week, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary got slammed by Democrats for his reported statement during a private meeting that “transgender people should get the same rights as everyone else, but they don’t get to change things for everybody else.”

Purportedly, Dr. Ben also claimed women’s groups and shelter administrators said they don’t want “big, hairy men” staying there.

In response, some Dems called for Carson to be fired.

Evidently, they’re really into the whole “get rid of Republicans in office” thing.

As reported by The Daily Wire, Kamala Harris had this to say:

“Shameful. These derogatory comments by Secretary Carson are part of a long pattern that shows his disregard for the transgender community. It’s simply unacceptable.”

Julián Castro — who believes men can get pregnant, so long as the conception isn’t disrupted by racist weather — went after the doctor, too:

“19 Black trans women have been killed this year because comments like Ben Carson’s normalize violence against them. As HUD Secretary, I protected trans people, I didn’t denigrate them.”

But on Friday night, Ben told Tucker Carlson he never suggested people who identify as the opposite sex don’t have rights, just that they don’t have more rights than anyone else:

“I simply pointed out the fact that, you know, we have to have policies that take into consideration everybody’s rights. I say everybody has equal rights; nobody gets extra rights.”

Furthermore, as relayed by LifeSite News, he’s on the side of the women at the shelters:

“I talked about some of the women’s groups who have come to me, and I’ve had many in my office, and they say they are uncomfortable with the policy in existence, which says you must accept a person’s designation of their gender regardless of their physical characteristics. What we’ve decided to do, first of all we’ve upheld the 2012 equal access law; we have no intention of changing that, but in terms of that broad definition of gender being whatever you say it is, we said we’re going to leave that to the local jurisdictions.”

The brain surgeon’s in favor of letting the locals use their own brains:

“If you have a women’s shelter and you’ve been operating well, you get to decide how you’re going to run it, the federal government doesn’t need to be telling people who is a man and who is a woman. That’s a decision they can make by themselves.”

Ben’s received complaints from shelters about men, but no suggested fixes from those potentially dejected by his position:

“And I quoted a group that came to me, and they were very upset, and they said, you know, ‘A big hairy man came in here and he says he’s a woman, and that upsets us because many of us are trying to escape that.’ But the political correctness says, ‘You have to say what we want you to say,’ and that will destroy freedom of speech. And I’ve offered transgender groups the opportunity to let me know what their solution would be so that everybody’s rights are observed. I haven’t heard one peep.”

The world’s sure getting more complicated. Nowadays, if you open a women’s shelter, you can’t even get past step 1: establishing what a woman is.

If things had always been this way, I bet the YMCA never woulda got off the ground.

-ALEX

 

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Meghan McCain Dares the Democrats to Impeach: ‘Unleash the Kraken!’

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On Tuesday’s The View, very anti-Trump Meghan McCain — who, along with her family, has officially endorsed Joe Biden for a 2020 takeover — dared the Dems to go ahead with impeachment.

Talk of the “I” word has surged recently, but it’s a song that seems to have been playing from the very beginning on Trump’s presidency. They may have turned down the volume at times, but that record’s broken.

Can somebody just unplug the thing?

Even the news has been trying to oust the guy — in July of 2018, I wrote the article “CNN Asks: Are We (Finally) Ready For Impeachment?

Part of me believes they’ll still be looking to the process long after Trump’s tenure. Perhaps in 2027, President Stormy Daniels will retroactively find a way.

But as for the efforts of the moment, Meghan offered a warning.

She ain’t thinkin’ it’ll go well:

“I will say, [co-host Sunny Hostin] has been a proponent throughout the entire time we’ve been talking about it on the show of impeachment. I will say — okay, let me finish. Unleash the kraken! If you’re not going to listen to Nancy Pelosi about the political implications of this, just impeach him then, and see what happens politically.”


Some believe the 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton hurt the Republicans more than the Commander-in-Chief, and Meghan can easily see history repeating itself:

“What happened with Clinton in the ‘90s ended up hurting Republicans and I think historians said it too. Just impeach him, then. Because quite frankly, I’m sick of hearing everybody b*tch about it.”

Yep. She’s a woman sick of it (piece of advice: Never mess with a woman who’s sick of it):

“I’m sick of hearing the infighting with Democrats, clearly progressives are running the party.Again, if he has, in fact, as Abby said, extorted —”

Joy interrupted. She assured the Dems are cool, Daddy-O:

“Don’t worry about the Democrats. The Democrats are going to get it together.”

“Are you sure about that?” McCain returned.

“Yes.”

Meghan laughed:

“On election night, I want that clip right up here.”

-ALEX

 

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Kentucky Governor Releases an Ad Fighting for Women Athletes’ Dreams of Success: ‘What if That Shot was Taken Away?’

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has released a new ad in his race against Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear.

The video proposes a world where Beshear-backed policies leave girls with the short end of the stick in the world of athletics.

“All female athletes want is a fair shot in competition,” the ad’s female narrator says.

“What if that shot was taken away by a competitor who claims they’re a girl, but was born a boy?”


It’s a really good question, and it’s happening to girls already — see here, here, here, and here.

Men and women, of course, are extremely different. It’s in the name of fairness that we have male and female leagues.

Here’s Joe Rogan with a great bit of explanation about all that:



The Kentucky ad summarizes:

“Andy Beshear supports legislation that would destroy girls’ sports. He calls it ‘equality.’”

Then comes the part of the ad I don’t understand: “Maybe.”

Maybe?

Moving on:

“But is it fair?” the narration asks.

In a move that I find shocking, Democrats are pushing for a day when a female boxer faces down a man who’s poised to break every bone in her face.

And this is the party for women?

Strange way of showin’ it.

-ALEX

 

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