Quote for the Day…
I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I’m not sure what they were laced with, but I’ve been tripping all day. – iFunny
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- “Jab Or Job” Mandate
- Gosar Censure
- The Western Word Poll
- One More Thing
“JAB OR JOB” MANDATE:
The Montana Department of Justice issued a press release saying that Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is leading a 12-state lawsuit to stop the Biden administration’s overreaching “job or jab” COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
According to the press release, the mandate threatens to further burden the health care sector and patient well-being in Montana, where a large percentage of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are already facing worker shortages.
Knudsen contends that “President Biden’s trio of COVID vaccine mandates is an unconstitutional power grab and intrusion into Montanans’ lives. Federal judges have already blocked one mandate from going into effect, and the mandate for healthcare workers should be no different.”
Like many lawsuits dealing with the government, I am always interested in how they will be decided.
Here is my prediction – I think the federal government will prevail in the mandate battle. As far as I know, the one mandate being blocked is because it was going to be argued in court, not because it had been found unconstitutional.
You can read the full press release from the Montana Department of Justice by clicking HERE.
The Associated Press is covering the lawsuit HERE.
The Washington Post is reporting that the House will vote Wednesday on a resolution that both censures Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) and removes him from his committee assignments, more than one week after Gosar tweeted an altered anime video that depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and swinging two swords at President Biden.
I agree with this action. We need to restore some form of civility in this country, especially when it comes to politics. Gosar’s actions crossed the line.
I happened to catch a segment of AC 360 on CNN last night. A reporter was talking about the censure and said at least twice that censure was the harshest punishment that could be administered. That information was incorrect. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives can be reprimanded, censured, or expelled. (Source)
You can read the WaPo story HERE. (Note: It may be behind a paywall).
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has gone to the jury. For background, the Associated Press (AP) covers the charges facing Rittenhouse HERE.
This week’s poll question asks, “Will Kyle Rittenhouse be found guilty or not guilty?”
The results will be released later this week.
ONE MORE THING:
I’ve seen the following post going around (again) on social media, mostly from older, gullible, and uneducated people:
A new Facebook/Meta rule allows the company to use your photos without permission and posting a legal notice on your page will prevent it from doing so.
This is FALSE.
Don’t be a sucker – do some fact-checking!