Sunday, February 20, 2022

Links You'll Like

Just a few for your perusal. 

One of the least surprising headlines you will ever see:


A group of Senate Republicans has joined Senate Democrats to demand President Joe Biden import more H-2B foreign visa workers to take working-class, blue-collar American jobs.

On Monday, 17 Senate Republicans signed a letter with 17 Senate Democrats that urges Biden to “release the maximum allowable number of additional” H-2B foreign visa workers to inflate the labor market despite more than 12 million Americans remaining jobless, though all want full-time employment.

The senators also asked Biden to speed up the process so U.S. employers could get foreign visa workers quicker into blue-collar American jobs, often in construction, landscaping, the tourism industry, and other occupations.

If you wonder why Trump never accomplished anything, it was partly because he underestimated how much resistance he would get from his own party. Note also that Rand Paul is one of the signers. This should remind you that libertarianism is a suicide cult

Another story you can figure out just based on the headline:


Another White supremacist no doubt!

Last Friday, someone wrote the words “White” and “Colored” over water fountains at McClatchy High, a reference to the Jim Crow era. The district’s race and equity monitor, Mark T. Harris, told CBS13 a Black female student confessed to the vandalism and cameras caught her in action.

Oh. Don't worry though, it wasn't racially motivated....

Harris stopped short of calling it a racially motivated act.

“I don’t believe those words that were on those water fountains were racist,” Harris said. “I do not believe they were hate crime or hate speech. Part of it quite honestly is because the admitted perpetrator is a young African American woman.”

At least he admits that there is a different standard for White students and black students. A White student would have been immediately expelled for doing this.

A war in East Europe would go great for us.


This is the money quote:

The US National Military Strategy is as much a defense industry-driven wish list of combat systems they want to build, as opposed to a threat-defeating strategy based on US Ground Forces out-matching our peer military adversary. 

The U.S. military buys gear based on what they are told to buy by the MIC with apparently little consideration for whether the gear a) actually works and b) is what is needed for future wars. That is a great way to run an armed forces. I still suspect that in an extended war the U.S. technological superiority would eventually win out but at what cost? We haven't had a steady stream of planes coming home packed with flag draped coffins for a long time, not since Vietnam, and I don't think Americans have the stomach for that in 2022. 

If I didn't know better, I might suspect that we have been getting scammed all along.


You don't say?! No wonder this guy is banned on Twitter.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Excellent list. The peer-to-peer was directly on point - our carriers are likely to become expensive new reefs if are ever in missile range of China or Russia during war.

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  2. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
    Mike Rounds (R-SD)
    Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    James Risch (R-ID)
    Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    Roy Blunt (R-MO)
    Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
    John Cornyn (R-TX)
    Mike Crapo (R-ID)
    John Thune (R-SD)
    Susan Collins (R-ME)
    Pat Toomey (R-PA)
    Roger Wicker (R-MS)
    Jerry Moran (R-KS)
    Rand Paul (R-KY)
    John Barrasso (R-WY)
    Tim Scott (R-SC)

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  3. I somehow knew before looking, that shithead Lindsey "Light in the Loafers" Graham would be one of the signatories.

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