7. Equality achieved
- The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s years-long battle for equality against the sexist U.S. government has finally achieved it in pay with the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team by taking half of the men’s pay.
- The women will actually take more money from the men’s team than they received when they won the 2019 Women’s World Cup. $30 million was shared amongst women competitors that year; more than $440 million will be shared this year because men’s soccer is far more profitable and watched worldwide.
6. Remote learning hurts kids, leads to parents leaving school districts
- Remote learning will not work on a large scale, especially for younger children. Not only that, but most parents can not work and have their children at home doing remote learning. A study done by American Enterprise Institute (AEI) now shows school systems that insisted on remote learning for an extended period of time over the last few years saw large drops in student enrollment.
- In fact, “Remote learning school districts lost AT LEAST half a million more students than school districts that returned to in-person learning,” according to the report. Student achievement took a hit as well, with the report showing, “remote school districts saw students’ academic performance suffer at least 20% more than districts that returned to in-person learning.”
5. Doctor convicted of running a pill mill
- As opioid addiction killed many and destroyed families, an Alabama doctor was getting rich by writing 1,600 illegal prescriptions for oxycodone and now faces 11 years in jail. More than three dozen people in total were charged in the scheme.
- D’livro Lemat Beauchamp of Montgomery pleaded guilty to being part of a conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Prosecutors argued the prescriptions were written knowing they, “served no legitimate medical purpose.”
4. Tuberville says Freeze is on a short leash
- Auburn fans, students, and the irrelevant, clout-chasing employees of a dying newspaper chain are loudly and impotently voicing their opinions that new Auburn Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze should not be allowed on campus. Freeze isn’t even the newest coach in the state; Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer was announced as University of Alabama-Birmingham’s new coach.
- Former Auburn coach and current U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has a different, more reasonable view – Freeze deserves a second chance. Tuberville notes that the second chance comes with a “short leash.” Tuberville adds, “I’m sure, from the administration at Auburn and the people at Auburn. They’re going to expect things from Hugh Freeze that he’s going to have to show, that he’s going to have to give forward to the Auburn family and to the administration.”
3. Trump tax returns
- In what will surely be the last instance of a congressional committee seeking financial documents from a president of the United States, the House Ways and Means Committee has now received former President Donald Trump’s tax returns under the guise of oversight.
- There is definitely no chance these will be leaked to an eager press that will tell of the legitimacy of this investigation followed by how illegitimate they find the investigations Republicans will carry out against President Joe Biden, his self-admitted crack addict son, and whoever “the Big Guy” is. CNN assures us of how seriously this will be treated by noting, “the documents are not expected to be immediately released to the public.”
2. Removing Democrats has the support of Republicans
- When Democrats decided it was wise to punish their political enemies by removing them from their congressional committees, many warned that it ain’t no fun when the rabbits got the gun. Well, bang-bang, Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are looking at being removed.
- During an interview with Newsmax, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) discussed that he will vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House and how he fully supports removing Democrats who do and say stupid things from committees in which they serve.
1. Musk says Twitter interfered in elections, no kidding
- Twitter CEO Elon Musk alleged on Twitter that it has interfered in elections and Twitter’s former chief of trust and safety Yoel Roth who quit over Musk buying the social media giant admitted that is actually very true. Roth said he was not comfortable removing the content from Twitter even though it “looked like a hack.” It was not a hack, nor did anyone allege otherwise.
- Musk also met with Apple CEO Tim Cook and reported the threats from Apple to remove Twitter from its app store has not been discussed with him: “Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store.”