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U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) by The Elephant's Child
July 5, 2021, 2:57 pm
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U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) announced on Sunday that “Independence Day is a celebration of freedom for “white people” only, claiming that black people “still aren’t free,” while calling to end “police violence” and “health care, housing, and education apartheid.” Goodness, the poor suffering member of Congress

She claimed the freedom celebrated on Independence day applies only to “white people.” “We know what our own freedom looks like,” she continued. “End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment. End the War on Drugs. End police violence. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery and “involuntary servitude except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”

So if a black person is convicted of murder or robbery, they shouldn’t have to go to prison because they are black?

Black people should just get to take whatever drugs they want? Police don’t get to protect themselves or the public? She also wants to “end health care, housing, and education apartheid.” She can’t find a doctor, or an apartment, or can’t afford a house? Last I heard congress members got pretty hefty salaries.

I’m sorry, but this woman, serving in the United States Congress as a representative for the state of Missouri is bellyaching because she suffers from racial prejudice? That is very revealing, but not quite in the way she intended.

Fourth of July Observed! by The Elephant's Child
July 5, 2021, 2:15 pm
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Today is apparently the “Fourth of July Observed”. I believe that means that if you didn’t get a special holiday because the real 4th was on Sunday, you get to take today off to compensate. Gets confusing. Don’t know if everything that is normally open on a Monday — is. Weather here is cloudy, 60 degrees. After our heat wave, normality is very welcome.

President Biden’s approval ratings are down. Only 33% approve of his actions on immigration. Even among Democrats, only 63% approve. “Activists” demand priority action on climate. These are the folks who think the earth is about to be destroyed in some fashion because of an excess of CO2. Fortunately the sane people out there have read that carbon dioxide is simply a natural fertilizer for plants and is greening a hungry world and increasing crop yields.

Homicides are up 38% in Atlanta, 33% in Portland, 37% in Philadelphia. Shootings up 54% in New York City, 51% in Los Angeles, and 18% in Chicago. There were 88 weekend shootings in Chicago. At the Southern Border, illegal immigration is the highest in 70 years. That should take care of the bad news for the day, so go enjoy observing.

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