Friday, June 24, 2022

P&D and The Week That Was

Quote of the Day! - Biden Administration is a disaster mitigated only by the quieter political atmosphere that has naturally resulted from replacing a deafening human tornado with a waxworks dummy.  Conrad Black

By Rich Kozlovich

Political Cartoons by Margolis & Cox 

Well, it's officially summer now, and another week has flown by.  Since I retired I find the week seems to go by much faster than when I was working.  At any rate, I chose this cartoon regarding Kamala Harris because there's a lot about her in this week's edition, and I do think there's going to be a lot more for reasons that the posts will make clear. 

I wrote an article dealing with her, and the 25th Amendment, which I expect we'll be seeing more about in coming weeks, which is going to be fun to watch,  and my friend Robin Itzler posted an article on American Thinker about Kamala.   

Every two weeks John Droz Jr. publishes his newsletter, and I like to start The Week That Was with his really great newsletter: The Media Balance Newsletter: 6/20/22.

I'm once again a bit shocked at how much I posted this week, and the number of commentaries by people I have a great deal of respect for, with great insights on so many issues. Oh, and I've planted a Japanese pear tree, and fig tree and what I hope will be a really great edition to my front yard, a Golden Raintree.  Now if I can only live long enough see it look like this, I will be pleased.

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So, let's get into it.  This Cartoon of the Day is truly insightful, and indicative of what constitutes real leadership, versus Oikophobia.  Don't bother to look it up as it's explained in two articles. 

 Political Cartoons by AF Branco

Please enjoy this week's edition of P&D.

Rich Kozlovich

My Commentaries

Commentaries by Daniel Greenfield

Commentaries By Dan Mitchell

 Cartoon of the Day

 

Commentaries in Depth

Covid Mandates

China

Economics and the Biden Consequence

 Cartoon of the Day

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

Environmentalist Insanity, Neo-Pagan Secular Religion

Impeach Biden  

Cartoon of the Day

 Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Kamala

Race

Religion

RINO Inc. 

Russo/Ukrainian War

Sports Hypocrisy

SCOTUS

Tyranny, January 6th Soviet Show Trial

Voter Fraud

And This Cartoon of the Day For My Final Thought




North Carolina Republican lawmakers win right to intervene in court and defend state’s voter-ID law

    

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two Republican legislators in North Carolina can join a lawsuit to defend the constitutionality of the state’s voter-identification law. Two lower courts had rejected the legislators’ request, reasoning that the state’s Democratic attorney general and the board of elections were already defending the law, but the justices reversed those rulings. In an 8-1 opinion by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court ruled that the Republican legislators have a right to intervene in the lawsuit.

Thursday’s decision addressed only the legislators’ right to join the lawsuit to defend the voter-ID law; it did not address the underlying issue of whether the law violates federal voting-rights protections.........To Read More....

 

Cartoon of the Day

 Political Cartoons by AF Branco

6 Ways McConnell Betrays the Republican Base

I do try to respect President Reagan's 11th Commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republican."  I know ideological litmus tests rub some people the wrong way.  I get that turning internal disagreements into political losses is self-defeating.  I agree that priority number one is to beat back the Marxist hoards pushing America to the cliff's edge.  And it sure is nice to pat ourselves on the back for having a "big tent" open to everyone.  But…you knew it was coming…I sure wish we could move on from Mitch McConnell.  Or rather, I wish we could find an effective way to compel Republican senators to move on from McConnell (and his lackeys) as their leader.

I don't like him.  I don't like the way he conducts business in the Senate.  I don't like his imperious nature and his backroom double-dealings.  I don't think he represents the vast majority of Republican voters, and even worse, I don't think he even cares.  I find him off-putting and arrogant and a terrible spokesperson for the Republican Party.  I do not think he has ever convinced a single non-Republican voter to come onboard.  I'm not certain he believes in much aside from the accumulation and maintenance of raw power.  And to the extent he actually does have sincere beliefs, those beliefs seem hopelessly aligned to an outdated Republican Party still grazing in the country-club safe spaces of bourbon-swilling "elites."................

 If McConnell's efforts to curtail the Second Amendment don't prove him deeply unsuited to lead the New Republican Party during these uncertain times, consider a few additional reasons: .........To Read More.....

 

Cry a Little Tear For Me, AOC, AOC!

The title of this article should be sung to the tune of Smile a Little Smile for Me, Rosemarie.  

By Rich Kozlovich 

Leftist, no matter how good they have it, are always the victim.  On June 23rd, 2022 Hannah Bleau posted this piece, AOC: $174,000 Congressional Salary Difficult on‘Working and Middle Class’ Lawmaker, along with a picture of her with a tear coming down her poor suffering little face, with her complaining just how difficult it is for “working and middle class lawmakers" to make it on a paltry 174,000 a year, or even start a family. 

It turns out "only 10 women in the history of the United States have ever given birth while serving in Congress. 10”, making Congress a “hostile place to have a baby.”  And why is that? Because she has to vote on stuff, and the Congress does it on their schedule, which means travel and that traveling and voting isn't based on the schedules of pregnant Congresswomen. 

Imagine that! 

What about the Congresswomen who had their babies before they went into Congress?  Did they sell them?  Give them away?  Put them up for adoption?  Apparently they manage to deal with all this, and as for the Congresswomen who had babies while in Congress?  They did what all working mothers do, they also managed to deal with it.

Welcome to the world.

She also complains there's out of pocket expenses, which she claims amount to $25,000 a year, which she's not reimbursed for, nor are they tax deductible, and horror of horrors, there's no housing allowance.  

Welcome to the world. 

She claims these "meme's" that Congress is awarding itself pay raises is a myth!  Really?  Well, that's an obfuscation of the facts.  Congress decides their pay via the legislative process.  

They don't get free medical. Its the people of America, depending on their choice of plan, who pay up to but no more than 75%, of their medical insurance, and they pay the rest.  If they want eye care and dental, they have to pay, and she's really upset there's no eligibility for PSLF, which I assume is Student Loan forgiveness for public service. 

Welcome to the world.

She goes on the decry her "poverty" pointing out so many members of Congress are wealthy, claiming all sort of corruption is going on, which is probably true. Maybe she should demand her fellow Congress members be investigated, like say ....Bernie..... and how he got so wealthy.  But remember, she's only 32, and that kind of income is big for her age group, and the average of the House members is 57 and the Senate 62.  They've had over 25 years of investments on her.  However, she's pure and perfect and in her flawlessness that means she has to live on her salary alone.

Welcome to the world.

She claims that piddling amount of money keeps honest middle class people out of Congress.  Really?

Well, the author does a little calculation regarding this saying:

For further perspective, the median household income in the United States in 2020 was $67,521, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is $106,479 less than Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional salary, and even with the deduction of $25,000 in personal costs as Ocasio-Cortez asserts, a U.S. lawmaker would still be making $149,000, which is still $81,479 more than the median household income in 2020.

But is all that all they make?  Yes, pretty much.  There's no compensation for working on committees, but it does give them contacts for fund raising, and investing, but AOC is too pure for that.  However, as with everything from AOC, she leaves important stuff out.  Here's the Financial Samurai analysis of her salary, expanses and potential over the next few years if she can stay in Congress.  And that's her view of suffering, and "victimzation?

And, again, she's leaving something out by failing to explain that she's not living alone.  She's lived with a boyfriend for years, to whom she's apparently recently become engaged, which is her "family", and he has a job, and as far as I can tell she didn't hire him on her staff, as has been claimed, but he has a job.  

As far as I can tell he's a web designer, and how much he makes is unknown, but even if it's a mere $25,000 a year, that brings their "family" income to almost $200,000 a year.  Most families would love that kind of financial "victimization".  But what if he's making $100,000 a year?  That would be around $300,000 a year for the two of them. 

And that's AOC's view of suffering?

Let's get right down to it.  First, no one is forcing her to run for office, and if it's so bad, why is she doing it? Secondly, did she ever ask why so many people in Congress are so wealthy, and did they start out that way? Some clearly did, but many, and maybe most, didn't.

Which brings me to the important part.

Supposedly she attended Boston University, where she double-majored in international relations and economics, and graduated cum laude. Now that's really hard to believe, and if that's so, and it seems to be so, why can't she figure out how to invest successfully and become rich without being corrupt? 

People are doing it all the time in America.  For years the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a yearly article outlining who were the top 25 richest people in America.  The top 12 or 13 were always self made, and none of them were politicians.

So, if she was so smart, and had all this education, which now must be questionable, why was her work history not in finance, economics or international relations, but rather a waitress, bartender and part time activist?

For the same reason she promotes all the claptrap she does. She's an economic dunce and emotional snowflake.  How she ever got a degree in economics is mind boggling, or perhaps it's a testimony to the quality of education at Boston University, and considering they have Ibram X. Kendi as one of their professors, I think there's good reason to wonder.

One reader commented that, "Congressional members should be paid no more than the average income of their constituents."  Well, I disagree with that, they need to be paid more if for no other reason they have far greater responsibilities than the average American, and to hopefully limit the corruption...... at least a little bit. 

In point of fact, I don't really care so how they're paid as much as who pays them and the quality of their work.  The Constitution made them federal employees, but they should not have been. In reality they should have been considered employees of the states they represent, and each state should determine what they're paid and what expenses their citizens are willing to incur in their behalf, and that would have prevented this baloney where the Congress decides how much they should make and what expenses they incur for which the public is responsible.

Having said all that, I don't think they're overpaid nor underpaid. In point of fact the only kick I have with them is they're not doing what they're being paid to do, and until they end their deficit spending and pay off the national debt, fix Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, they shouldn't be paid at all.  

Unfortunately, that's unconstitutional.

Samuel Alito lashes out at liberals in guns case as tensions boil over at SCOTUS


By , 23, 2022 

While Justice Clarence Thomas spent 63 pages in a 6-3 majority opinion Thursday painstakingly explaining the court’s reasons for striking down a New York conceal carry gun law and changing the way judges will analyze a host of other gun regulations going forward, his colleague Samuel Alito took a different tack. 

In a sparse but relentlessly caustic concurring opinion, the conservative Alito criticized his liberal colleagues for their dissent, blasting them for attempting to “obscure” the specific question the court had decided, and for referencing the recent mass shootings that have shocked the nation. 

The fact that Alito, who joined Thomas’ opinion in full, chose to also strike out alone against the dissenters highlights the current tension on the court triggered by a blockbuster docket and the unprecedented leak of a draft majority opinion in May overturning Roe v. Wade.

Alito authored that draft opinion, which if it stands, will likely trigger an angry dissent from the liberal justices. The abortion opinion could come as early as Friday.

Already, the liberals and conservatives have openly sparred in opinions. On Tuesday, for instance, Justice Sonia Sotomayor ended one dissent in a religious liberty case that broke down along ideological lines with this warning: “With growing concern for where this Court will lead us next, I respectfully dissent.”  On Thursday it was Alito’s turn – and in a case that he had won.................To Read More..

Savor the progressives’ apoplectic outrage over SCOTUS’s Second Amendment vindication - June 24, 202  By Rajan Laad - Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down a New York law restricting gun-carrying rights for citizens. This has been seen as the most important ruling on guns in over a decade.  The decision was 6-3 and allows more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest cities Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the following for the majority that the Constitution protects “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”...........

US Supreme Court overturns New York's racist gun law June 24, 2022 New York’s current governor is nonetheless trying to defend a racist law enacted by a felon who would today be banned himself from possessing any firearms, and whose target consisted of Italians and quite probably rival criminals.............

SCOTUS shoots down New York gun restrictions June 24, 2022 An important question is how we came to a pass at which state government freely forces citizens to justify their Second Amendment rights. ............

A Great Day for the Second Amendment Was Ruined By Backstabbing Republicans - Matt Vespa Jun 24, 2022 - The Left was in an uproar yesterday. The Supreme Court handed down their opinion in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case which struck down the justifiable need clause in the Empire State’s carry law as unconstitutional. It also affirmed that we do have the legal right to carry firearms outside the home in public for self-defense. One of the last battles in the fight to maintain our gun rights has been decided and we won. Essentially, every state will be forced to adopt ‘shall issue’ carry laws. In other words, if you pass the safety courses and the background check, the state must give you a permit. ........

Hollywood Celebrities Freak After SCOTUS Delivers Second Amendment Victory: ‘Truly Disgraceful Ruling’ - David Ng 23 Jun 2022 - Hollywood celebrities are freaking out over the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision on New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permits, ruling that the state’s law is unconstitutional. Stars including Julianne Moore, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg, George Takei, and Albert Brooks erupted in fury at the high court following Thursday’s announcement. SCOTUS “has put the desires of the gun extremists over the safety of our children,” Julianne Moore said on Instagram. The ruling represents “a middle finger to New York,” Whoopi Goldberg said on ABC’s The View. “Truly a disgraceful ruling,” Barbra Streisand tweeted......

My Take - Okay, let's see a show of hands of how many really care what these loons think? And why are they still living in America, I thought they promised to leave if Trump was elected.  Promises, promises, but like a leftist promises, they're flatulence in the wind. 


Kamala Harris Needs To Spend Some Time At Toastmasters

“We’d like you to give a speech.” That statement sends many people into panic mode. As Jerry Seinfeld once explained:

According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.

But then you have the people like Kamala Harris who are perfectly willing to speak in public but are utterly incompetent at it. It doesn’t have to be that way. I know that personally because giving a good speech is a learned skill that I mastered. Kamala would benefit from a “Public Speaking 101” class.

When my pet-sitting business took off, I was asked to give two speeches at an annual conference for professional pet sitters. Not wanting to talk word salad gibberish, I immediately joined Toastmasters. With the support of seasoned Toastmasters members, I improved my public speaking skills. I also discovered that I enjoyed it, viewing public speaking as entertainment.

A year after starting at Toastmasters, when I gave my first 90-minute speech, a respectable paying audience of 50 people attended. Two days later, nearly 300 paying guests showed up at the same conference to hear my second 90-minute presentation. I was animated, self-assured, took questions, and enjoyed myself.

Biden, Harris, and word salads

If I could enhance my public speaking skills, so can Kamala Harris. Every day millions of Americans attend programs to improve their public speaking skills. It might be to give a presentation at work, speak at a city council or school board meeting, run for local office, or give a toast at a wedding. Whatever the reason, the goal is to speak coherently and with confidence.

Certainly, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the two leaders of the Free World, should be able to speak coherently in public. Some observers give Joe Biden a pass on his frequent ludicrous ramblings believing that he suffers from dementia or another mental acuity issue. Others wonder if Doctor Jill Biden ignores Joe’s obvious mental issues because being First Nurse (aka First Lady) is more important than protecting her husband’s dignity. Of course, this ignores the fact that the frail and mentally challenged Biden sits in the Oval Office with his finger on the nuclear button.

Image: Kamala Harris (edited). YouTube screen grab.

But Vice President Kamala Harris, who many say achieved her current position by way of gender and color rather than merit, has no excuse for her disastrous public speaking. She can’t claim dementia for her frequent word salads—and it’s not racist to point out she can’t form intelligible sentences. For example, at the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, Harris said:

Our world is more interconnected and interdependent. That is especially true when it comes to the climate crisis, which is why we will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues, to tackle these challenges, and to work together as we continue to work operating from the new norms, rules, and agreements, that we will convene to work together on to galvanize global action. With that, I thank you all. This is a matter of urgent priority for all of us and I know we will work on this together.

When Harris isn’t talking gibberish or cackling, she sounds infantile. Speaking on the The Morning Hustle radio show in March, Harris spoke in a childlike voice about the escalating Russia-Ukraine situation:

So, Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, basically, that’s wrong, and it goes against everything that we stand for.

At the Children’s National Hospital in Washington on May 23, Harris “eloquently” said:

When we talk about the children of the community, they are children of the community.

Celebrating Juneteenth on June 20 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, Harris’s uncomfortable body language accentuated her stumbling:

I think that we all know today is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom. And think about it in terms of the context of history, knowing that black people in America were not free for 400 years of slavery.

Let this be a day that is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom, but to speak about it honestly and accurately, both in the context of history and current application.

How could America have 400 years of slavery when the nation will be 246 years old on July Fourth and when slavery existed in America only from 1783, when America came into existence, to 1865? Speakers always check the accuracy of any facts they present.

No one should be surprised that the leftist media ignores Harris’s word salads. This is the same progressive media that often mocked former First Lady Melania Trump who coherently speaks five languages: Slovenian, English, French, German, and Italian.

Harris has no excuse for her failure to articulately speak in public. Even now, she could take private lessons or call Toastmasters for a club near her D.C. home.

It’s no wonder that Harris has a worse “approval” rating than Biden. Her frequent incomprehensible ramblings embarrass most of us including the 81 million Americans who voted for this failed administration.

Robin Itzler can be reached at PatriotNeighbors@yahoo.com.

 

Kamala Harris declares abortion ‘in line with Christianity’

Jun 21, 2022 By

Kamala Harris is “a practicing Baptist.” The act of murdering an infant for convenience is antithetical to the Christian faith. Christianity recognizes the sanctity of life. Deuteronomy 30:19 states: “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your children may live.”

Leftists are increasingly advancing the idea that truth is in the eye of the beholder, and there is no absolute truth. Take, for example, the Leftist advancement of gender indoctrination even of children, telling them that gender is a fluid concept. It is a fact that men do not give birth. It is also a fact that only men carry the Y chromosome, aside from chromosomal abnormalities. These are unalterable truths and realities which are scientifically proven.

To teach kids that men can give birth and there are more than two genders is harmful to children’s intellectual and psychological growth. They are being taught that it is acceptable to create their own truth............To Read More.....

Illinois and Fiscal Suicide, Part I

June 23, 2022 by Dan Mitchell  @ International Liberty

I wrote a couple of days ago about California’s grim future.  But now I’ll share some good news. No matter how bad California gets, the Golden State probably won’t have to worry about people and about people and businesses fleeing to Illinois.

 

That’s because the Prairie State is an even bigger mess. If California is committing “slow motion suicide,” Illinois is opting for the quickest-possible fiscal demise.  

Politicians in Springfield (the Illinois capital) have a love affair with higher taxes. A very passionate love affair.  But the state’s productive people have a different point of view. More and more of them have been escaping.

And they are now being joined by the state’s most-famous company, as Matt Paprocki of the Illinois Policy Institute explains in a column for the Washington Post.


When Boeing announced last month that it was moving its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Va., it sent shudders through the Illinois business community and state capital. But last week, when the heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar said it was moving its headquarters to Texas, it felt more like a bulldozer ramming into the news. …If you’re an Illinois business owner or resident, as I am, the economics of staying are tough and the enticements to move away are many. …According to the U.S. Census Bureau, last year the state had the third-largest loss of residents due to domestic migration in the nation (-122,460), trailing only California and New York.

It’s easy to understand why people and businesses are leaving.

In 2017, Illinois lawmakers raised the personal income tax rate to 4.95 percent, from 3.75 percent, and hiked the corporate rate to 7 percent, from 5.25 percent. When J.B. Pritzker took office as governor in 2019, he passed another 24 tax and fee hikes costing taxpayers over $5 billion. …With 278,475 regulatory restrictions and requirements — double the national average — Illinois has the third most heavily regulated environment in the country. …Illinois owes over $139 billion in state pension debt as of last year, and local governments owe about $75 billion, which is the primary driver for Illinois’ spiraling property taxes, second-highest in the nation.

Mr. Paprocki offers all sorts of suggestions for reform, including a spending cap.

 

But the chances of pro-growth reform are effectively zero. The governor is a hard-core leftist (as well as a hypocrite) and the state legislature is controlled by government employee unions.

So if you’re hoping for a TABOR-style spending cap, there’s little reason to be optimistic.

And if you’re hoping for reforms that will improve the state’s “least friendly” tax climate, don’t hold your breath.

 

He Called America Racist, Now He's in Charge of Our Nukes

June 23, 2022 

 It was the summer of 2020. Black Lives Matter riots were terrorizing, destroying, and burning American cities. And the first black deputy commander of Air Force Global Strike Command told everyone in the Air Force that he was terrified that white people could kill him at any moment.

“Here I am as a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force," then Lt. Gen Anthony Cotton whined to Air Force Magazine. “When I see what happened to Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks—and the list goes on and on."

"That could be me," he claimed.

Since Cotton was, unlike Breonna Taylor, probably not harboring an armed drug dealer who opened fire on police or, unlike George Floyd, overdosing on fentanyl during a struggle with police as the climax to a long criminal career, that was a disingenuous smear from a top officer.

The spectacle of successful black men like Obama, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, or Gen. Anthony Cotton falsely claiming that America is so racist that any of them could suffer the fate of career criminals simply because of an accident of skin color is pathetic and disgusting. The Merck CEO or the Air Force general are as likely to suffer the fate of George Floyd as their white counterparts are to end up like a dead white meth addict shot in a raid in Georgia.

But Cotton knew what he was doing. What he was doing was dishonorable and self-serving.

And it worked.

Two years after complaining about police lights flashing in his rearview mirror and someone challenging his parking spot, Cotton has been nominated by Biden to head U.S. Strategic Command.

It’s been a rapid ascent for Gen. Anthony Cotton who had been appointed to head Air Force Global Strike Command last year, after being Deputy Commander of the same in 2019, up from the head of Air University in 2018. Air University, like a lot of Air Force and Navy educational institutions, had gone painfully woke. And Cotton earned his political stripes in the process.

Gen. Anthony Cotton, a four-star general, racked up some “firsts” attached to his name in the Black Lives Matter era, but that never seems to lessen the accusations of racism.

Charles Q. Brown, Jr. is the Air Force's first black chief of staff, and has been tipped to replace Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Milley. That hadn’t stopped Brown from crying racism and smearing the country he claims to serve.

In a speech in which Brown “seemed to barely contain his rage”, he ranted “that the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution ‘that I’ve sworn my adult life to support and defend’ have not always delivered ‘liberty and equality’ to all.”

"I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force," Kaleth O. Wright, the second black man to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned officer, tweeted. "I am George Floyd…I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown."

Cotton is following a familiar identity politics career model that’s bad for America, but good for unprincipled men who are willing to smear their country and play the victim.

Is America any less racist with the first black Air Force Chief of Staff, Chief Master Sergeant, head of Air Force Global Strike Command and now likely head of Strategic Command?

Somehow it’s only more racist.

Last year, Cotton claimed that "diversity, inclusion are tools for national defense" and that diversity is a "warfighting imperative". Perhaps actually winning wars would be imperative.

Has the Air Force become any more lethal on the battlefield ever?

“This team is exactly what we are looking for,” Cotton said of the Diversity and Inclusion Council at Malmstrom Air Force Base. “It is a diverse and unified team that is having crucial conversations about diversity and inclusion.”

The Montana Air Force base near Great Falls now has a Pride Month and will be spreading "unconscious bias training" which claims that all white people are racist.

Malmstrom has had a number of issues. Its nuclear missile unit has failed safety and security inspections, and bungled a response to a "simulated hostile takeover of a silo housing a nuclear missile". There was also a cheating scandal involving 34 missile launch officers during a nuclear proficiency test and many more who knew about the cheating, but didn’t report it.

This was part of a string of problems going back over a decade. Cotton had been in charge of ICBMs at Malmstrom from 2009 to 2011. And he’s gone on climbing the ladder ever since.

Malmstrom's nuclear arsenal is there to deter a nuclear war or end it quickly if it begins.

Having “crucial conversations about diversity” is not its mission, maintaining security procedures and being ready to kill one hundred million people in China, if necessary, is.

Are woke missileers who have conversations about how racist America is better at their jobs?

As head of U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. Cotton will have a leading responsibility in defending or going on the offensive against America’s enemies. But does he view America as the enemy?

Now that its leadership is “diverse” in the sense of being concentrated among members of a single race who agree that the country they claim to serve is a racist place that randomly kills black people on account of their race, is the Air Force any better for it?

FrontPage Magazine’s latest pamphlet, How Obama and Biden Destroyed the Greatest Military the World Has Ever Seen, documents how readiness rates for F-22 stealth fighters are at the halfway mark, CV-22 Ospreys are at 50%, F-35As are at 68%, F-15E's are at 66%, and the B-1 Lancer is at 40%. The B-1s are under Air Force Global Strike Command.

Instead of cleaning house, the Biden administration is rewarding failure and doubling down on wokeness. The Air Force isn’t ready for a major war, but its diverse leaders are eager to fight one against other Americans.

In an interview with Air Force Magazine, Cotton was described as saying that he "hopes the U.S. can reach a point where he doesn’t have to talk to his adult children about how to stay safe every week" from what is apparently the lurking menace of evil white people everywhere.

Given the opportunity, you have to wonder whether Cotton would nuke Beijing or Texas.

“It’s time for our nation to really dive into this and get after it—once and for all. And hopefully, you know, I don’t have to have those conversations with my kids," he complained.

Perhaps it’s time for the Air Force to stop having conversations about racism mandated by racists and for our nation to stop handing over our national defense to those who hate her.  

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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