I just saw the video released by the Pentagon documenting a piloted Russian fighter jet’s interception of a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone over the Black Sea. Yeah, it was pretty damn rude. Dumping that jet fuel all over the drone’s face looked like a frame from a Pepe Le Pew cartoon. “Disrespectful” would be an understatement.
The Russians are lying. How do we know? The Russians are moving their lips. Russia continues to claim that their fighter never made contact with the U.S. drone. The video clearly shows the fighter clipping the drone’s propeller, which led to a U.S. decision to intentionally ditch the drone. Pentagon officials say all sensitive data collected by the drone were successfully wiped clean prior to the controlled crash.
Intentional provocation? Certainly. “Act of war”? No need to go there now.
But the State of Texas is clearly at war with Texans. The-judge shopping in the abortion pill case is scandalous. And the premise of the lawsuit is absurd and dishonest. That pill was fully vetted by the FDA.
And the Texas Taliban has now invaded Houston ISD. This is a jaw-dropper, or at least would have been before we became numb to these outrages.
This is just the start, of course. I consider Abbott’s proposed “school voucher” scam to be the single most alarming issue facing our state. Public money belongs in public schools. I’ll draw my line in the sand on this one. I’ll fightcha.
So there’s Trump clearly, improperly and illegally pressuring yet another Georgia state official to rig the 2020 election. It’s on tape, of course. This is not a “hoax” or a “witch hunt” or “fake news.” It’s on tape. All of this is on tape.
Remember when folks had the courage to believe their own ears and eyes?
I do. That’s why we do Radically Rational.