TO SOTU OR NOT TO SOTU: That is the question — President Donald Trump sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi saying that, since there are no security concerns regarding the State of the Union speech, he would be “honoring” Pelosi’s earlier invitation to deliver the speech as scheduled on January 29. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just responded with a letter saying he will not be allowed to deliver a State of the Union speech from the House floor until after the government has reopened.
GILLETTE: This is what the makers of the Gillette Ad were REALLY trying to say. — “We virtue signal better than anybody. Ridding the world of toxic masculinity. Everybody should vote Democrat.”
AOC: Chicken Little — Freshman Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) warned that the world would end in 12 years unless the United States seriously addressed climate change, calling her environmental concerns “our World War II.”
Ooh, ooh, ooh … can I add this to my list of “stupid things climate alarmists have said”? Along with all the doom and gloom about how, by NOW, there would be NO ice caps, snow, or polar bears. And here is one for my “climate hypocrisy” collection. Doesn’t it go well with Al Gore’s $9 million OCEAN FRONT villa?
TRUMP’S TRANNIE BAN GOES INTO EFFECT: For now — SCOTUS is reportedly going to examine the policy put in place by then-Defense Secretary James Mattis in greater depth. While it allows active-duty transgender people to continue to serve in the military, it does not allow new people with gender dysphoria to join up.
The Pentagon’s transgender policy is no different from its treatment of hundreds of other medically disqualifying conditions such as bipolar disorder, asthma, or diabetes. I was turned down because I needed allergy shots for my hay fever.
I hope SCOTUS passes down a strong ruling affirming that the military’s MISSION comes first, last, and only. The Left’s attempts to use the military as a platform for its ideologies is not merely wrong-headed, but a threat to national security.
I FEEL SICK: I expected it, but still — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, signed a bill late last night which takes effect immediately. This evil, evil act adds abortion as a right under the New York State Constitution.
It allows for abortion on demand for any reason through the first six months and in the third trimester if the child has a terminal disorder or the pregnancy threatens the mother’s life. The latter is pointless, since delivering a pre-term baby alive is faster and safer than killing it in a late-term abortion.
The act removes all legal protections for unborn babies. Those born alive after an abortion will receive no care. Those killed during an assault or murder will be treated as nothing more than medical waste. It also allows non-doctors to dispense chemical abortion drugs.
New York already has an abortion rate of 23.1 per 1,000 women, twice the national average of 11.8 per 1,000 women. In New York City, 78 percent of abortions are on African American babies. More black babies being killed through abortion than being born in the city. If (when!!!) SCOTUS overturns Roe and Doe, New York will become an abortion travel destination.
SPONSORS PUNISH PRO-LIFER: Quip and Calm canceled their ads — Ben Shapiro broadcast from the March for Life and two of his sponsors were miffed. Toothbrush manufacturer Quip and the makers of “relaxation and meditation app” named Calm both canceled their accounts. I’ll be sure not to do business with them either.
PRO-LIFE PHONE COMPANY: Charity Mobile — A U.S. mobile phone company run by dedicated pro-life advocates is allowing its customers to donate 5% of their monthly plan cost to a pro-life charity of the customer’s choosing. So far, Charity Mobile has sent nearly $2 million to hundreds of pro-life and pro-family charities nationwide. Charity Mobile, with coverage on America’s largest and most reliable 4G/LTE network, provides a pro-life alternative to the major telecommunications providers.
SCOTUS TAKING 2D AMENDMENT CASE: First since 2010 — The Supreme Court just agreed to hear a challenge to a New York City law barring transport of lawfully owned firearms except to one of six licensed firing ranges. The case is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York. William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection says, “The case thus is fairly narrow. It doesn’t involve the right to own a firearm in itself. But it addresses how liberal municipalities try to make it so difficult to own a firearm through absurd conditions that it amounts to a de facto ban or undue burden.”
SHEILA JACKSON LEE: Oops –– Gosh, it wasn’t all that long ago that Lee was sounding the alarm about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and what she claims is Trump’s “anti-woman agenda.”
WAIT, WUT? I’d have to PAY for it? — New poll out today from Kaiser shows public support for “Medicare for All” drops dramatically when choice, higher taxes and other points are made. Explains why Dem leaders are backing off despite pressure from the left.
BAD LAW: Unborn humans are protected by the 14th amendment –– The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has published an article written by Harvard law student Josh Craddock that lays out the case in perhaps the most depth it’s ever received.