My time away from DC makes me more certain that the Founders would be deeply disappointed with the current state of politics. I see articles like this one, chastising the Let’s Go Brandon faithful (just Google it if you’re unfamiliar), and am empathetic but also slightly horrified that people I know to be sharp think that’s the real threat to the national discourse. Not the inconsistency in policing of language between actual antifa terrorists vs scared and angry parents at school boards; not the manipulation and incoherent communication of COVID data related to cases and vaccines; and not the veiled threats to businesses and Americans every time the White House tells people who disagree with them to “get out of the way.”
A lot more so when Democrats, headed by Mitch McConnell (R. KY), are treating Sen. After Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- KY), agreed to collaborate on the debt ceiling agreement, Chuck Schumer became Majority Leader.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin supported Senate Republicans by strongly rejecting a passionate, partisan speech made by Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer Thursday night prior to a vote on raising the debt ceiling by $480billion.
Manchin reportedly told Schumer his speech was “fucking stupid,” while Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said it was a “time to be graceful” after 11 Senate Republicans had voted to break a GOP filibuster and allow the vote to take place.
In his 3-1/2-minute speech, Schumer said the Senate was about to avoid the “first-ever Republican-manufactured default,” chastising Republicans as playing a “dangerous and risky partisan game” while engaging in “brinksmanship” for debts the US had already incurred.
Facebook may be moving towards censorship due to a bizarre whistleblower revelation. Parent are told that their children might be considered criminals for speaking out at school board meetings. Some people have been forced to take a vaccine against their best judgment. It’s important for people to have a place where they can laugh, and vent their frustrations. Let’s Go Brandon provides that. If that’s something that offends you, by all means, write about it. That’s your outlet. But I think I’ll give people room to breathe a bit before judging them on this one, f-bomb and all.
I cover all that in today’s show, as well as offer my thoughts on Dave Chappelle’s final, brilliant collaboration with Netflix, “The Closer” (trailer below) and how Hollywood is actually more libertarian on the vaccine mandates than many people realize — much to the chagrin of its favorite little socialists like Sean Penn.
Turn on your Beats, play and go for a stroll with your dog.
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