Some ‘news’…

Or not, depending on your point of view…

Twitter kept secret “blacklists” that included a doctor at Stanford and several prominent conservative voices that suppressed their ability to be found or heard on the social media platform, according to journalist Bari Weiss, founder and editor of The Free Press and former Wall Street Journal and New York Times columnist, who launched the second chapter in Elon Musk’s so-called “Twitter Files” Thursday evening.

Full article, HERE.

And Griner is free and back in the US, but Paul Whelan and two other Americans got left in Russia ‘thanks’ to the administration’s lack of negotiating ability… Grrr…

WASHINGTON — WNBA star Brittney Griner was free Thursday after the Biden administration negotiated her release from a Russian penal colony in exchange for an arms dealer, according to a senior administration official.

Full article, HERE.

And this one is hilarious… for versions of hilarious…

Panelists on MSNBC said democracy was “on the line” Wednesday after the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a redistricting case out of North Carolina.

Full article, HERE.

According to ‘my’ reading of the Constitution, it’s pretty clear in Article 1 Section 4. Bold mine…

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

In other words, it’s NOT up to the state’s court to set rules or districts for elections…

Gonna be interesting to see how this plays out.


Some ‘news’… — 10 Comments

  1. According to the alarmist left, everything is on the line. We are all about to sink into a sea of oblivion defined as doomed and damned aspects of climate, population, racism, and democracy. Probably a few more I’ve forgotten.

    Biden Math: Death Merchant = Anti-American drug jock. Both worth more than retired Marine.

    I anm interested to hear spectators’ reaction to jock’s first floor appearance. That will be a telling moment, in my opinion.

    • Not that I don’t want Paul Whelan back but he’s not a retired Marine he was court marshaled and given a bad-conduct discharge.

  2. I am starting to see this kneejerk reaction about prisoners exchange. When Griner was arrested I told my wife that I expected her (it is a her, right?) to be convicted, sent to prison, serve a portion of her sentence and at some point be sent home as a persona non grata in Russia. Nothing new.
    Now, please search the internet for: Paul Whelan dishonourably discharged
    This a nothing burger that the acting POTUS and his party are just trying to get political gain. A distraction from all the mess here and not anything to do with Russia being in a weak negotiating position because of Ukraine.

  3. So the places of choosing Senators was based on the assumption that the state legislature chose said Senators. I wonder how that would be interpreted now with direct election?

    When the D’s were proposing to federalize elections there was much nashing of teeth and rending of garments on the right that it was an abrogation of states’ rights. It may have been, in the particulars. But when I look at that sentence from the Constitution I think time (first Tuesday of November), place (a staffed polling center), and manner (fill out a paper ballot after showing ID) and wonder why Congress can’t, for federal elections, make that call. If the R party does it, however, it will be the End of Democracy so I guess the only way it could happen would be D party do it, then R party modify it once the precedent is set. Except that the R party will never actually get around to the modifications, just like every other issue that the D’s ram through.

  4. Here’s my feelings about the prisoner exchange thingy.

    Did the US Citizen do something majorly stupid like reenact “Midnight Express” or some other violation of known, published, announced and shouted-from-the-rooftops laws or mores of the ‘host’ country?

    No – clear railroading and bullscat – work on getting person free, up to and including invasion. Seriously. Railroaded US Citizen in good standing is what our military is for.

    Yes – scumbag violated laws, FAFO – oops. Enjoy your stay, dirtbag, and don’t bother bitching about it.

    Seriously, who in their right mind didn’t know that weed/weed extract was illegal in Russia? Who in their right mind didn’t know that Russians are seriously xenophobic about anyone not Russian?

    Of course, I see the movie “Midnight Express” as a comedy with a sad ending.

    As to the other US Citizens held in Russia, did they violate Russia’s laws? If not and they are being railroaded, we need to get them out. If they did, well, FAFO, FOAD and Sucks to be You.

  5. Hey Old NFO;

    When I heard about that prisoner exchange, I was pissed, Xiden goes all out for a American hating sportsball player and ignoring the others, all because she checks off all the boxes that the progressives like including hating America. Russia got the best end of the deal…..again….what is with those rubes in D.C. They definitely don’t have our best interest at heart.

  6. Always the hue and cry “Democracy”. Don’t they wish! Constitutional Republic, thank you Founders!

    But,but they shout. Democracy is the will of the majority. Proper reply, so is gang rape. Wonderful if you are a raper, not so wonderful if you are the rapee.