Category Archives: States

Civil Disobedience Not What It Used To Be

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Civil Disobedience isn’t about fighting for your rights by enduring police dogs and fire hoses anymore.

Last year Antifa thug Gage Halupowski got six years for bashing Adam Kelly in the head during a protest riot. And this year it was Shelley Luther who went to the slammer for opening her hair salon.

Civil Disobedience

The Dallas Morning News reports a judge fined the hair stylist $7,000 and locked her up for a week for re-opening her salon on April 24 in violation of a stay-at-home order.

But the Texas Supreme Court ordered her release the next day.

Meanwhile 77-year-old Carl Manske wasn’t so lucky. His license was revoked for re-opening his Michigan barbershop. So Operation Haircut protesters plan to cut hair in his support on the Statehouse lawn May 20. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the protest will spread the virus.

Authoritarian Itch Gets Scratched During Pandemic

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If you have an authoritarian itch, the Covid-19 pandemic provides a great opportunity to scratch it.

Andrew McCarthy and David Harsanyi write in National Review about authoritarian overreach.

A father in Colorado was briefly handcuffed for playing t-ball with his 6-year old daughter. Meanwhile, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer shut down the sale of fruit and vegetables at garden stores. And NYC Mayor de Blasio threatened to seize churches.

Shutting down church services was a big theme:

Two days before Easter, Louisville, Ky., mayor Greg Fischer attempted to unilaterally ban drive-in church services for the most holy day in Christianity.

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But U.S. District Judge Justin Walker overruled the mayor. And maybe the judge was scratching that itch himself when he claimed,  “On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter.”

 But, it’s still best to be king. As President Trump says:

When somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total.

Amazon Tax Breaks

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Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, just got $2 billion in tax breaks to move his company to New York and Washington, DC. The L.A. Times says Amazon played American cities for suckers.

Hanging With Chad

Hanging with Chad

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The Democrats dispatched Marc Elias to oversee the Florida recount. The same guy the Hillary campaign hired to dispute Trump’s 2016 election win. And that gave us Fusion GPS and the dubious Steele Dossier.

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Now he’s hoping to trigger a hand recount in Florida. And that’s something the WSJ says could become “hanging chads, the sequel.”

Some Things Never Change

Some things never change. Florida is headed for a recount

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Nancy Pelosi guaranteed Democrats would win the House and now she guarantees she’ll be speaker.

So some things never change. Pelosi is headed for the House Speakership and Florida is headed for a recount.