Friday, January 10, 2020
US-Iran relations today and more with Barry Jacobsen, military historian 01/10 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:
Guests: Barry Jacobsen, military historian....We will discuss US-Iran relations plus the strategic importance of energy independence for the US......and other stories....
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As the uncle of five nieces, I’m furious with the idea that boys are competing as girls in athletic matters. It is insane. Most of all, it’s unfair on the girls. In other words, this is not about civil rights but rather another crazy idea coming from the left!
It makes me happy to see that states are moving in the direction of stopping this insanity, as we see in The Wall Street Journal:
More statehouses are wading into the contentious debate over the participation of transgender athletes in men’s and women’s sports.In recent weeks, Republican legislators in at least five states have drafted measures aimed at preventing athletes from competing in categories different than their biological sex. Lawmakers say they are specifically concerned about female athletes facing unfair competition.The bills—introduced or prefiled in New Hampshire, Washington, Georgia, Tennessee and Missouri—reflect growing attention around the issue of whether transgender-rights protections are leading to unfair competition in women’s sports.Policies regulating the eligibility of transgender high-school athletes are usually set by school associations and vary. In about a third of states, transgender students can freely compete on teams of the gender they identify with, according to transathlete.com, which tracks athletics policies nationwide.
It will probably take a bit of time for this to unfold. However, let’s hope that it goes to the Supreme Court where I’m confident of a favorable opinion.
Furthermore, this is an issue that President Trump needs to wrap around the neck of the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. Force the Democrats to defend this in the campaign and see where that goes.
Terrorism is the threat that we face in the West.
Our friend Scott Johnson of Power Line reminded us of a speech that Winston Churchill delivered in 1936:
"Watching the horrifying events in Paris this week, I have found Churchill’s great speech of November 12, 1936, coming to mind. It is one of Churchill’s prophetic speeches — I believe in the Prophet Churchill — decrying the complacency of the government in the face of the gathering storm in Germany.“So they go on in strange paradox,” Churchill asserted in Parliament of those responsible for the defense of the land, “decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent. So we go on preparing more months and years – precious, perhaps, vital, to the greatness of Britain, for the locusts to eat.”
Toward the end of his speech, Churchill rendered this judgment: “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”"
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