Shall we start with the good sort of bombing?
The rest of the stones have been leveled. Buh-bye. Good riddance.
There are no coincidences.
Clearing news tabs:
Election Integrity Investigator Gregg Phillips Announces Investigative Team Has Identified Unique Devices of Interest in Location of TCF Center Election Night Ballot Dump
In the state of Washington. Interesting.
Yeah, but not in the primary which is in August.
That’s a little too close for comfort.
US Ambassador to China Disgruntled Over China Agreeing With Russian Allegations of US Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine
And there it is.
Reading room opinion and more:
SCOTUS said that NY was not allowed to demand “good cause” to get a permit. So, NY wrote the law to demand “good moral character,” instead. This new phrase is nothing more than a placeholder for “good cause” because the law says it means “having the essential character, temperament and judgment necessary to be entrusted with a weapon and to use it only in a manner that does not endanger oneself or others.” In other words, good cause.
The Constitution does not allow such a restriction. You are either a prohibited person (such as a convicted felon) or not. This new definition in NY law is the very definition of “arbitrary and capricious” in practice. It sounds neutral, but just as with “good cause,” if the reviewing officer doesn’t like you, your application is toast.
New York then goes on to list a host of “sensitive locations” in which guns are barred. The first is generally unobjectionable: government administration buildings. Then it goes downhill. Any location where health care is provided is included. That would include homeless camps where mobile clinics work. Any “place of worship or religious observation” is prohibited. This would include a park where sunrise Easter services take place. And it would deny churches such as the West Freeway Church of Christ the ability to limit the carnage a shooter would create.
SCOTUS flatly denied New York the ability to declare Manhattan a “sensitive location.” But the law circumvents this by saying that any private property that does not have a “Guns Allowed” sign is “sensitive.” If we add in buildings that house government agencies, that’s not just all of Manhattan, it’s all of New York State.
According to Yahoo News, Democratic analysts fear that the party is not doing enough to show resistance or outrage over the court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a ruling which overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and essentially returned the matter of abortion back to the states to be decided, rather than keep it a federal issue.
Some analysts claim that voters under the age of 30 – most Millennials and the entirety of Gen Z – are the most pro-abortion generation in history. As a result of the Democrats’ perceived inaction, these voters may now be even less likely to show up in November, despite previously record-high participation in the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential election.
Proving yet again just how spoiled they are.
Few noticed or cared when U.S. education secretary Miguel Cardona announced on June 14 the launch of the National Parents and Families Engagement Council (NPFEC). The NPFEC “…will serve as an important link between families and caregivers, education advocates and their school communities. The Council will help foster a collaborative environment where we can work together to serve the best interest of students and ensure they have the academic and mental health support they need to recover from the pandemic and thrive in the future.”
While this sounds promising, a journalist with Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council (FRC) in their Washington Stand newsletter took an interest and identified some major red flags; “Yet one look at some of the council’s 14 acknowledged members shows it represents a small segment of elitist, left-wing views.”
What part of leave the kids alone isn’t sinking in?
And today’s must read:
We are told that modern agriculture, combined with the virtues of capitalism, has vastly reduced material want. How many people in New York City woke up this morning and bought a coffee? How did the city know to make exactly the right number of cups? The full picture, visible to few beyond those who work in some part of the food supply chain, is more complex. On the one hand, we have produced vastly more food than in previous eras of world history. Yet on the other, our food waste is in steep excess of that of our parents and grandparents, not to mention ancestors much older. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates Americans waste approximately one pound of food per person per day, amounting to 206 billion pounds of food waste, or between 30 and 40 percent of our food supply, per year, as of the most recent data in 2017.
Wow does this man have no clue what’s going on out here on the fruited plain.
Memes were light on Wednesday:
And it isn’t pretty.
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