Goodbye Lincoln Riley

It is easy to enjoy Sen. Bill Coleman’s requested legislation to properly “honor” Lincoln Riley. The bill request asks to name the last three inches of the westbound lane of State Highway 325 in the panhandle as the “Lincoln Riley Highway”.

National sports writers, the first in media to prove regular bias of reporting, weighted in with even Golf Digest and Yahoo Sports on topic. The New York Post, began with, “Oklahoma doesn’t seem to be taking its breakup with Lincoln Riley well.” They miss the point. This was not a breakup, but a betrayal and plunder, apparently begun during OU’s by-week. Thus the last games of the season did not have Riley’s full attention nor were they in his self-interest to win – a sin on players and fans to say nothing of his tax supported paycheck.

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“Stop Being Offended. Tell Your Story. Seek Strategy, Not Headlines.”

S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem

SAN DIEGO – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem made a quick pit stop in San Diego as the keynote speaker at the 2021 ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) conference. As an alumnus of the organization that focuses on free markets and limited government, it was a proud moment as ALEC crowned her state the #1 state in furthering those principles.

But it was Kristi’s down to earth moments that stole the show. Speaking of marrying into a Democratic family, then running as a Republican with her married last name and then ultimately converting her in-laws, Kristi gave us the roadmap for expanding the conservative movement beyond the current echo chambers.

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Biden is making problems worse

Mike Mazzei

President Biden has a special knack for studying a problem and then choosing the wrong-headed option that makes the problem worse. For example, look at the Afghanistan debacle and border crisis.

Well, he’s at it again with his climate agenda and his budget busting bill which, if enacted, will make the automotive supply chain problem worse than it already is. Have you swung by a car dealership lately and been surprised by the lack of cars on the lot?

Tucked away in the 2000-page budget bill is a special $12,500 tax credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle. Tax Credits for select politically favored interest groups distort economic production, but in this case Canadian and Mexican officials are furious because the credit isn’t applicable unless the vehicles are assembled at unionized U.S. factories. Batteries and most parts must also be made in the U.S. The Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier said the protectionist Policy move was “incomprehensible”.

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Interview: Lt. Gov.-Elect Winsome Sears

Marc Ang with VA. Lt. Gov-Elect Winsome

SAN DIEGO, CA – Winsome Sears has had an avalanche of media attention as the former Marine becomes the historic first female and woman of color Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in January. While she checks some important demographic boxes, what struck me was the universality of her message.

In our post-partisan world, exhausted by constant race-baiting and victimhood in the culture, Winsome’s message of strength, laser focus on the issues and realness is a true breath of fresh air. 

I got to catch up with Winsome in San Diego. It is appropriate that she ended the interview with a goal to win hearts and spread the important message of unity and love, in a political world that has become bitterly more partisan and nasty. She has certainly won over mine.

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The FDA’s Gut vs. Your Child’s Heart

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set up a flimsy, or fake, barrier to reaping multi-billion-dollar profits from COVID-vaccine boosters or pediatric shots.

The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted 19-to-0 in favor of Moderna boosters for high-risk adults. “The data itself is not strong, but it is certainly going in the direction that is supportable of this vote,” stated Dr. Patrick Moore of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He admitted that his vote was based largely on a “gut feeling rather than truly serious data.”

He must know that “authorization” is likely followed by “no jab, no job” mandates—or pressure to inject children.

Americans should look at the truly serious data for themselves. Even non-experts can ask: Are fewer people dying now that we have these amazing vaccines?

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