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Political News Round-Up
After a very long count of a very close vote, David McCormick conceded to Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary race and pledged his support.
Oz will face Democrat candidate and current state Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who made news of his own. Questions have been swirling about whether Fetterman was hiding health problems after he suffered a small stroke and still isn’t back on the campaign trail. This week, he released a letter from a doctor claiming that he has heart problems and a pacemaker/defibrillator. But he’s stable and if he follows doctors’ advice (which he admits he ignored for five years, but claims he's learned his lesson), he should be okay. But since it’s not from his regular doctors but one who, until this week, hadn’t seen him since 2017, it’s raising even more concerns.
Meanwhile, Twitchy.com noted that this will be a Senate race between a retired heart surgeon and a guy who’s off the campaign trail due to a heart problem. At least if any emergencies occur during the debates, there’ll be a heart doctor in the house.
In other political developments, New York Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs announced that he will not run for reelection because of all the angry blowback he’s getting from Republicans and conservatives for joining with Democrats to support a federal “assault weapons” ban.
And in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, Trump-backed GOP House candidate Robby Starbuck won his legal challenge against the state Republican Executive Committee, which voted to remove him, Morgan Ortegus and Baxter Lee from the ballot over alleged eligibility issues. Starbuck did provide alternative proof that he was eligible to run, and the court ruled that the committee violated the state’s open meetings law with its sudden, secretive vote to remove the candidates. There’s more at the link, but it’s not clear if Ortegus and Lee will try to get back in the race, since they were removed from the ballot at the same illegal meeting.
A new record
This week marked a new record that nobody wanted to see broken. According to Triple A, the average price of a gallon of gas topped double the price that it was when Joe Biden took office less than 17 months ago.
How much higher can it go? Apparently, the sky’s the limit. As of Saturday morning, the average price nationwide was $4.81 a gallon, up a nickel just since Friday. Predictions are that it could reach $5 by June 17th. In California, the average price is $6.297. And the highest prices in America are in Mono County, California, where drivers are paying an average of $7.05 a gallon. Or as we might be calling that a year from now, “the good old days.”
Things They’re Not Supposed To Say Out Loud
Jake Tapper pressed Biden economic adviser Brian Deese on why Biden seemed unaware of the catastrophic baby formula shortage until very recently, even though the Administration claimed they’d been taking a “whole of government approach” to solving it. Deese replied that “Relevant officials from across the government were focused on the effort.”
Even if you know the President is irrelevant to his own Administration, it’s not nice to say it out loud.
Things So Obvious Only A Leftist Could Fail To Grasp Them
Uber-blue Oregon was the first state in the nation to decriminalize hard street drugs such as heroin and meth. Possession now results in only a fine of up to $100 and direction to a drug treatment center, which could be waived if the offender called a “health assessment” hotline. I know what you're thinking: "What were these people ON?"
The first year’s results are now in, and Oregon officials are baffled to learn that hardly anyone called the hotline or sought treatment. Out of 1,885 people ticketed, only 11 were actually connected to drug treatment services. Meanwhile, overdoses are up by 700%. Officials complain that the program was more complex to implement than they expected, so of course, they now want to hire more staff to deal with it. That's the left's credo: If a government program doesn't work, make it bigger and more expensive.
I suspect that hard drug use in Oregon must be even more widespread than we think. How else could these people have gotten elected?
One Of Our Own Conquers Asia
Congratulations to “Huckabee” contributor Laura Ainsworth, who in addition to being a great writer/researcher is also an award-winning retro jazz singer. Her fourth album of new material, a collection of fan-requested standards called “You Asked For It,” is coming in July, and she recently signed a deal to bring her music to South Korea through the major distributor Music Island, who called her a “great artist.” We all agree!
Here’s more on how Japan and Asia are embracing her gorgeous classic sound, reminiscent of artists like Julie London and Peggy Lee.
If you’ve never heard Laura sing, you’re in for a treat. Check out
for all her previous recordings. And here she is performing a Mills Brothers classic on “Huckabee”:
Option 3 is garbage
One of the easiest (and laziest) political tactics is to assume your opponents have no valid points or reasons for disagreeing with you and are acting out of nothing but malice or stupidity. I try to avoid this by actually reading or watching what the leftists say in their own media outlets (we read that news so you don’t have to – you’re welcome!) That helps me to differentiate between when they have a reasonable point that can be intellectually refuted, when they’re simply misinformed, and when they’re just being outhouse rat crazy.
If you’ve ever seen, say, MSNBC or “The View,” you know that the left often takes Option 3 and goes on the assumption that we’re soulless monsters. For instance, if we don’t sign on to their radical gun control laws, it’s not because we believe they’re unconstitutional, they punish the wrong people, and they wouldn’t help and might even make matters worse. No, it’s because we WANT PEOPLE TO DIE! Especially children, for some reason.
We’re hearing a lot of that garbage in the media right now, and I have to assume that they think it will actually convince people to vote for them. While such deranged rhetoric might fire up a certain section of their base, I can’t see it working to expand their support. I have faith that most Americans are just too fair-minded and rational to fall for it.
Along those lines, here’s a good op-ed by Wayne Allen Root listing 12 lessons that conservatives took away from the horrific Uvalde school shooting. None of them involve loving guns or not caring about kids. But because of their completely different attitudes and experiences, what they saw gave them ideas on how to stop future assaults that are completely different from those of the left. Try to read with an open mind and see if these don’t sound more effective than disarming law-abiding Americans.
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