7 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-26-21

  1. The inmates run the Biden Asylum….

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/very-complex-dr-rachel-levine-dodges-sen-pauls-question-about-sex-changes-for-children

    “Dr. Rachel Levine evaded questions from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday regarding Levine’s support for giving children puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries.

    Levine, who is President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, fielded questions from various lawmakers during a confirmation hearing, but Paul asked especially blunt, pointed, and graphic questions.

    “Genital mutilation has been nearly universally condemned,” Paul began, citing the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Population Fund. “According to the WHO, genital mutilation is recognized internationally as a violation of human rights. Genital mutilation is considered particularly egregious because, as the WHO notes, it is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children.”

    Paul, who received his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine in 1988, went on to note that most genital mutilation worldwide is not typically performed by force but rather for the sake of “social convention, social norm, the social pressure to conform; to do what others do and have been doing, as well the need to be accepted socially and the fear of being rejected by the community.”

    Paul warned that American culture is in the process of socially normalizing sex changes for minors, either through puberty-blocking hormones or surgery.

    “Dr. Levine, you have supported both allowing minors to be given hormone blockers to prevent them from going through puberty, as well as surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia,” Paul grilled, noting the permanent effects of such measures. He cited a statistic from the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) that “80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”

    Levine, who is transgender, dodged Paul’s question whether minors are capable of making a decision as life-altering as changing one’s sex.”

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  2. We can only hope that the pendulum will at some point gone too far and we will return to some saneness again. The bible is right again when it tells us people will believe anything when they refuse to believe the one true God.

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  3. Too bad.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/senate-parliamentarian-kicks-15-minimum-wage-out-of-covid-19-relief-bill/

    “Senate Parliamentarian Kicks $15 Minimum Wage Out of COVID-19 Relief Bill

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants to get around it by stripping “tax benefits from large profitable companies that don’t pay their workers $15 an hour.””

    “Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled the Democrats cannot include the $15 minimum wage hike in the COVID-19 relief bill under budget reconciliation.

    Reconciliation allows the Senate to push through budget legislation and prevent usage of the filibuster.

    But the Byrd Rule, named after Sen. Robert Byrd, can stop that from happening. It “allows senators to block provisions of reconciliation bills that are ‘extraneous’ to reconciliation’s basic purpose of implementing budget changes.”

    The Democrats and Republicans argued their cases. From Politico:

    Democrats for weeks have argued that the minimum wage hike could be included in the package through the so-called reconciliation process, citing analysis from the Congressional Budget Office that found the boost would increase the deficit by reducing reliance on social services. But Republicans highlight that the same report suggests the increase would result in the loss of 1.4 million jobs and say it’s an extraneous provision.

    The parliamentarian’s ruling means that any senator could raise a point order against the minimum wage increase, which would force the provision to be axed from the bill.

    MacDonough decided that the Byrd Rule applies.

    This means the bill cannot include the language. If it does then it needs 60 votes to pass.

    The decision puts the House Democrats in a bind:”

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    Yes. It does. 🙂

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