With less than 36 hours remaining in our window to get an estimated 1,500 remaining American citizens and thousands of our desperate Afghan friends out of Kabul, our “strategy” seems to be to hope, pray and keep our fingers crossed that the Taliban and ISIS-K decide to play nice and cut us a break.
Blinken admits we have no answers. Winken and Nod were not helpful, either.
About 150 Americans are trying to get to the airport. All routes have been closed off by the Taliban and the airport gates are now closed. Yeah, that’s pretty much the definition of “dilemma.”
What conceivable legitimate motive could Abbott have for fighting local mask mandates? Why? Isn’t “local control” central to Conservatism? And aren’t these folks adamant about not “disarming” American citizens? Why would he want to in any way strip school districts of the only “weapons” they have to protect our children?
We have no Constitutional right to place others in harm’s way. Period. Even the mere suggestion that we do is an affront to logic, law and morality. Stop it.
We have no right to contribute to the deaths of others. Period. Stop it.
We have no right to recklessly and needlessly transmit a deadly infection. Period. Stop it.
And what kind of society, and what kind of parents, refuse to protect our children? Understand, both ethically and legally, children are not the “property” of their parents. Children are “persons” under our Constitution and laws. You weren’t aware of that? See, “Prince v. Massachusetts.”
Our national gearshift lever is stuck in “R.” Reverse. Because we had about a month of fooling ourselves that things had returned to “normal,” we don’t realize, or want to acknowledge, that things are worse than they were at this time last year. Way worse.
As we begin our Thursday, more than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19. A year ago, that number was 49,000. And a year ago we didn’t have a vaccine.
We are choosing to lose. That’s rational?
I’ve always had a name for folks who refuse to win. Losers.