Federal data released Monday revealed Minnesota K-12 public school enrollment dropped by 2.36 percent — roughly 17,000 students — in 2020 compared with the previous school year, according to The 74.
QUOTE: Witnesses claimed a George Floyd mural in Toledo, OH, on a building crumbled due to a lightning strike.
City building inspector Hugh Koogan disputed the account because “the wall had been showing signs of weakness for some time and literally just gave way on its own.”
QUOTE: We’re supposed to view this week as a banner occasion in the annals of climate change. The European Union unveiled a mammoth new plan to control carbon emissions, while Beijing rolled out an emissions-trading scheme and the U.K. released a plan to green up transportation.
Except this is all happening as climate politics seem to be undergoing a rapid and significant shift in many places, and not in the direction environmental activists hoped. To wit: Voters have started noticing how much they’re each going to have to spend to reduce carbon emissions, and they don’t like it. It’s a startlingly broad phenomenon.
QUOTE: Political prosecutions are not new in America. Political pogroms are. It is sad to watch the Democratic Party embrace such third-world practices as policy. It is sadder to note there has never in history been a more sustained yet unsuccessful political effort to oust or destroy one man.
Even before Donald Trump took office, Democrats claimed Russia elected him as the Manchurian candidate. The intelligence community-Democratic Party-media tripartite axis then swung for the fences, using wiretaps obtained through FISA fraud, honeytraps, Australian and Israeli cutouts, intel scrubbed by GHQ, and every other trick in the spy business. They came up so empty-handed even a Deep State O.G. like Robert Mueller could not find anything indictable.
This level of paranoid vengeance is scary, a sign that a portion of the electorate’s critical thinking skills have been eaten by political syphilis. The Democrats should carefully consider the secondary effects of their actions, and ask (as voters will) if the goal is law enforcement or a political kill shot. If it is the latter, they better not miss. Again.###
QUOTE: The Texas Senate passed a voter integrity bill while 51 Texas Democrat House members and eight Texas Democrat Senate members fled the state to subvert democracy by denying the Republican-led House the quorum needed to approve bills in Governor Greg Abbott’s special session agenda.
“Senators voted 18-4 along party lines to approve the legislation. Eight Senate Democrats announced that they too had fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday, with a ninth expected to arrive Monday evening,” National Review reported. “However, with 22 out of 31 members present, the Senate kept a quorum and was able to pass the measure.”
God and Man at W&L – University alumni are fighting the progressive culture — William F. Buckley Jr. style.QUOTE: As the battle for the future of the university has raged on, a most encouraging, grassroots — and “Buckley-esque” — response has emerged from alumni and friends.
An organization known as The Generals Redoubt (TGR) was formed in 2018. This group of alumni, parents, and friends has actively challenged the revisionists and is responding as Buckley had long ago hoped they would.TGR’s campaign was instrumental in the W&L Board’s recent rejection of faculty demands to change the university’s name. TGR has attracted over 9,700 followers. While alumni giving to W&L is down, TGR has raised over $1,000,000. Encouragingly, alumni groups at Davidson College, University of Virginia, VMI, Yale, University of Texas, and other colleges are now emulating this model.
QUOTE: The first Wuhan coronavirus lockdown imposed by the government of Spain was ruled unconstitutional by the Spanish Constitutional Court, in a 6-5 ruling on Wednesday.
The ruling, which came in response to a suit brought by the right-wing Vox Party, found that the lockdown’s “limitations on movement” had violated the fundamental liberties of Spanish citizens. Therefore, the court said, the “state of alarm” order issued by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was insufficient and not protected by Spain’s national constitution.###
QUOTE: More than 5,000 anti-vaccine protesters, some them waving Greek flags and wooden crosses, rallied in Athens on Wednesday to oppose Greece’s coronavirus vaccinations programme.
Shouting “take your vaccines and get out of here!” and calling on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to resign, the protesters gathered outside parliament under heavy police presence.
Liberate Cuba – U.S. now has a chance to finish what it started in 1961
QUOTE: Shortly after historic protests swept the island of Cuba on Sunday, the Biden administration expressed its “support” for the Cuban people to “peacefully protest and determine their own future,” but also “call[ed] upon the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment….”While the intent may have been to offer solidarity, this statement is inadequate because it is not conducive to what this national uprising is trying to achieve.QUOTE: The mass demonstrations occurring now are a historical moment. It would be a terrible mistake to turn away from the Cuban people in their greatest moment of courage.The Cuban people have the right to liberate themselves by whatever means are necessary, and the U.S. should stand behind them—even if that means authorizing a military intervention—or at least providing weapons to the Cuban people to defend themselves.Such support would send a message that America does not abandon anyone and finally allow the U.S. to answer its own moral conscience for failing the Cuban people in the past.
QUOTE: “Fulton County’s continued failures have gone on long enough with no accountability. Rick Barron and Ralph Jones, Fulton’s registration chief, must be fired and removed from Fulton’s elections leadership immediately,” Raffensperger tweeted. “Fulton’s voters and the people of Georgia deserve better.”
Sidney & Team Kraken