The New National Pastime is Politics

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Georgia’s legislature passed a law President Biden didn’t like and major league baseball agreed. Now the new national pastime is politics.

Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voter legislation a sick “Jim Crow” law. Worse even than Jim Crow. “It’s Jim Eagle!” Baseball Commissioner Bob Manfred jumped on board and moved the All Star game out of Atlanta.

 

Asian Discrimination Anti-Racism Issue of the Week

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Joe Biden accused Trump of Asian discrimination when he banned flights from China due to the corona virus. More recently, eight innocent people were murdered in Atlanta. Six of them were Asians. And now hate against Asians is the cause of the month. It’s real alright – check out this thug in mid-day Manhattan.

But Asians are also one of the most successful minorities in America. And if we’re looking for non-violent Asian discrimination Harvard is a good place to start.

But did the Atlanta victims die because they were Asian? So far there’s not proof of it. The shooter says he’s a sex pervert with issues. Sometimes a perv is just a perv.

Fed Funny Money Ink Shortage Worries

Fed funny money, treasury, Yellen, debt

If you’re wondering if there’s enough ink to print all the Fed funny money needed to finance our $28 trillion federal debt, relax. Pipelines are open and tankers are steaming to the rescue through the newly opened Suez Canal.

President Biden just signed another $1.9 Trillion Covid relief bill and now he’s working on a $3 trillion infrastructure plan. No worries says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is selling bonds and he’s buying.

Biden Unlikes Filibuster Relic of Jim Crow Era

Biden unlikes filibuster, Relic of Jim Crow, White House Press snoozes

President Biden has unliked the filibuster. He now thinks it’s a relic of the Jim Crow past.

However, he used to think the filibuster was a relic of “fair play.” He said so in a speech on the Senate floor in 2005. Senator Ben Sasse read Biden’s speech aloud on Wednesday night. But if you’d like to hear it from the crow’s mouth here’s Senator Biden himself.

By the way, Jim Crow is “Jim Eagle” compared to the Georgia voting law passed last week.

Scorched Earth Response to Filibuster Nuclear Option

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Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell gave a “scorched earth” speech last week. Democrats have been threatening to end the filibuster which requires 60 votes to pass legislation. But McConnell said if they do that they’ll turn the Senate into a “100 car pile-up.” And nothing will get done:

Let me say this very clearly for all 99 of my colleagues: Nobody serving in this chamber can even begin — can even begin to imagine — what a completely scorched earth Senate would look like.

Mitch McConnell on the U.S. Senate floor

Senate rules require the consent of all its members to conduct business. So Republicans could easily grind the place to a halt. For example they could withhold consent to minor votes without quorum calls.

Harry Reid invoked the “nuclear option” in 2013 to kill the filibuster for approving most presidential appointments. But when the worm turned McConnell added Supreme Court nominees to Reid’s list and Trump landed three new justices.