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2020 Dems turn to focus on the Supreme Court...

Let's elect candidates who will choose Supreme Court nominees in order to read our policy preferences into the Constitution! Like it's never been tried before...

Pro-life movie tops Planned Parenthood.

Twitter may have suspended the pro-life movie Unplanned, and stolen all its followers, but now the movie has more followers than Planned Parenthood.

I still haven't gotten an answer to this question.

It just isn't her day, is it?

Unlimited franchise has proven to be a yuge mistake.

Once given, of course, it can hardly be taken away. Although I did enjoy Robert Heinlein's suggestion for automated voting booths that would require you to solve a quadratic equation before spitting out a ballot for you.

Another idea, although I can't remember whose this was, is that only net tax payers can vote. If you receive more in payments from the Feds (this includes contractors and employees, not just welfare recipients/transfer payments) than you shelled out in taxes, then no vote for you.

But if we can't improve the quality of the voters, maybe we could improve the quality of the candidates. That's how I came up with my idea called "Take An Oath of Office, Lose a Finger." Only the most dedicated or depraved would serve more than one or two terms of anything.

Any suggestions of your own to offer? I'd love to read them in the comments.

What's in your bag? The TSA shows off some of the loot collected from air travelers.

 

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, speaking at the "We the People" summit, just announced: "We should abolish the Electoral College"

It "just doesn't make sense" that Hillary won the popular vote but lost the election, Castro said, noting that "94% of presidential visits were to seven states." That's why he has pledged to visit all 50 states and why he went to San Juan to "highlight the total failure of this administration" and to show Puerto Ricans that they matter too. If we were to abolish the Electoral College, Castro insisted that "the interest of smaller states are still protected" by their representation in the Senate. But "whoever gets the most votes" should win the presidential election." Good luck with that small state strategy, dude.

Castro didn't ruminate on h0w he would go about "abolishing" the parts of the Constitution that don't "make sense" to him, but no one ever accused a Democrat (at least in the last decade) of being a Constitutional scholar.

He's also calling for Congress to be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. "We need to shine a light on what happens in Congress and the Executive branch," he declared. Interesting proposal, but trust me when I say there is no will -- on either side -- to make that happen. Just like there is no will -- on either side -- to enact term limits. Congress critters thrive in darkness and revel in their incumbency and that's not about to change.

 

So, AOC is at it again.

Not the stupid tweet, mind you. We get plenty of those, and 99% of them aren't worth reporting on. What AOC is doing again which is worth reporting on is a technique she's come to lean on for deflecting from her dumb tweets.

In the followup, she writes, "GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me. It’s not an argument against the price of a croissant - it’s about the value of human worth. But I guess that idea is foreign to them since their policies treat people as disposable anyway."

Translation: "I didn't mean the stupid thing I clearly said, and only mean Republicans want you to think I meant the stupid thing I clearly said, and I'll conclude by saying another stupid thing."

Once you're aware of this technique, it's amusing to see in action. Over and over again.

Liberty U has strong April Fool's game.

On April 1, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West came to Liberty University, and the rapper announced his 2024 presidential bid, the Liberty Champion reported.

On April 1, Kanye West announced from the Convocation stage that he is running for U.S. president in 2024.

“We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a tax payer. I am myself. God is with us,” Kanye West said.

The pop culture icons Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West also emphasized the need for prison reform, the power of Instagram and intellectual property rights for clothing designers.

“One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do,” Kanye West said, grabbing his MAGA hat. “Trump all day.”

Yes, it's April Fool's Day.

The West campaign is looking for interns and full-time staff. Liberty students who are interested in applying for full-time, unpaid internships can email their resume and mixtape to [email protected].

Happy April Fools’ Day

Writers note: All these quotations are taken from Kim and Kanye’s actual Twitter accounts.

Well done, Liberty. Well done.

Your daily reminder that Twitter is a horrible platform run by horrible people.

I agree with Matt.

Biden is likely to survive this scandal because the problem isn't sexual assault, but just Biden's general creepiness. Joe Biden has been touching women inappropriately for decades, and while it does make them uncomfortable, it's nothing like claims of rape or clear sexual advances. If any of the women whom Biden has hugged creepily comes out and claims he attempted to have sex with her, then the whole scandal will blow up.

Most likely, the creepy uncle Joe factor can be explained as part of Biden's personality. He shouldn't make women feel uncomfortable, and he needs to stop the creepy hugs. But a creepy hug is far different from a serious sexual advance. Democrats do not fondly remember the fact that Al Franken resigned from the Senate after his creepy jokes. Some Democrats already think he should not have resigned. Joe Biden's creepy hugs are not even as bad as Franken's jokes.

As things stand now, I think Biden survives. He'll be a little damaged, but this is not that damning of a scandal. If anything new comes out, that story could be very different.