Quote for the Day…
Don’t blame others for the road you’re on. That’s your own asphalt. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Mitch Wins Again
- Vaccination Goal
- The Western Word Poll
- One More Thing
MITCH WINS AGAIN:
I was not surprised that the Democrats’ voting rights bill went down to defeat via a Republican filibuster.
The Associated Press (AP) reported that the Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The vote leaves the Democrats with no clear path forward, though President Joe Biden declared, “This fight is far from over.”
I still believe we need the same voting rules in each state. It’s that simple. It should be easy to vote. I believe we should be able to register and vote on election day.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can chalk up another victory for the minority Republicans. Unless the Democrats learn how to fight, McConnell and the Republicans will probably be back in the majority after the midterms. That is their goal.
CBS News is reporting that top U.S. officials acknowledged Tuesday that the U.S. will not meet President Biden’s goal of having 70% of American adults receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by July 4. But White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the U.S. has vaccinated at least 70% of U.S. adults ages 30 and older.
That ticks me off.
Anheuser-Busch says that if the White House reaches its goal of getting 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4, it will give away a complimentary brew to adults over 21. (USA Today)
I was looking forward to a cold beer – a beer that would taste better because it was going to be free.
Damn the anti-vaxxers.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Last week, Cascade County (Great Falls), Montana, Sheriff Jesse Slaughter announced that he was switching political parties from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you agree with Sheriff Slaughter’s decision to switch political parties?”
Click HERE for background information and to participate in the poll.
The results will be posted Thursday.
ONE MORE THING:
There are three kinds of people in this world: Those who can count…and those who can’t. -Unknown