"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Court limits the EPA and allows "Remain in Mexico" plus more
Thursday's video: The Court limits the EPA and allows "Remain in Mexico" plus more
Blue buying insurance to protect blue
(My new American Thinker post)
This is interesting. Maybe the "blues" are taking the "reds" seriously. Let's check out the states of Washington and Colorado:
Less than a year ago, a GOP Senate victory in deep blue Washington state would have been unthinkable. But now, Democrats are spending millions on advertising in several once-reliable Democratic strongholds, including Washington, as Republicans build national momentum and push for new Senate pickups.
There’s a similar panic in Colorado, where Tuesday’s GOP Senate primary has also drawn millions of dollars in Democratic-funded ads to boost a far-right candidate, a massive last-ditch campaign to keep a moderate Republican off the ballot this fall.
Washington’s Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, meanwhile, has spent more than $1 million on television ads in recent weeks, including two attacking her Republican opponent, Tiffany Smiley, in a state President Joe Biden won by nearly 20 points.
So what's going on?
In Washington and Colorado, the Democrats may be buying some insurance against a red wave. My guess is that the Democrats are hoping that Seattle and Denver will stop the wave and preserve their jobs. Of course, they have to get the blues to turn out in the city, and that's not guaranteed in this political environment.
Also, the Democrats may be seeing what happened in South Texas, huge swings to the GOP, and realizing that the same thing could happen in their states. Remember New Jersey last November? Who saw that coming?
You buy insurance to protect yourself against risks. In this case, the risk is the angry voter who may decide that "throwing the bums out" is just what the state needs.
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Happy # 92 Thomas Sowell!
In 2007, Sewell published a masterpiece. See "Disparities" in Income & Wealth By Thomas Sowell:
"They are hot to redistribute the existing income and wealth but seem wholly unaware that how you do that today can affect how much income and wealth will be produced tomorrow. Any number of schemes for redistributing wealth have ended up redistributing poverty in a number of countries.That's right! Make reading Sowell one of your resolutions.
"Progressives" in the media and among academics and intellectuals claim to be interested in ending poverty but the production of more output is the only way to end poverty for millions of people."
Happy # 78 to Ron Swoboda
Ron Swoboda was born in Baltimore on this day in 1944. He broke in with the Mets in 1965 and hit 18 HR as a rookie.
Unfortunately for Mets' fans, Swoboda never really developed into a consistent power hitter: .242 batting average, 73 HR & 344 RBI over 8 years.
Nevertheless, he will live in the hearts of Mets fans for one catch in the 1969 World Series. It killed an Oriole rally and lives as one of the greatest catches in baseball history.