7 Things: Unvaccinated now solely bearing brunt of coronavirus in Alabama, Biden stokes war on voter integrity, ‘historic’ wins for Alabama Republicans and more …
7. Roy Moore loses, again
- Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has lost another battle in court. This time, his opponent was a comedian who tricked him into embarrassing himself on his TV show under the premise that he was giving him an award.
- Moore’s suit again Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his Borat character, was dismissed with prejudice which means Moore could not refile it. Moore was seeking $95 million dollars for a skit that showed Moore taking a test to determine if he was a pedophile, which he failed.
6. Democratic socialists blame America for Cuba’s issues
- U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Jamaal Bowman (D-MO) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) have all been connected to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which has now indicated support of the Cuban government.
- The International Committee for DSA said they’re standing with the “Revolution,” which is a term used by the Cuban communist regime, in their “moment of unrest,” as citizens are protesting the oppressive government. The DSA within the United States has blamed the trade embargo for unrest, which U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has also criticized.
5. Still no charges for treason or sedition for Capitol rioters
- For all the big talk about insurrection and treasonous sedition we have seen in the American media as coverage of the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot, the charges for said allegations have been severely lacking, according to a study by the Associated Press.
- Analysis of charges filed so far finds that the most serious charges filed are conspiracy charges, which carry a 20-year prison sentence, but neither the 500 rioters charged with any offenses nor the speakers at the rally beforehand have had charges of treason or sedition brought. The prosecutor who suggested there would be such charges has quietly left the Department of Justice.
4. State Auditor Zeigler calls for ban on “vaccine squads”
- President Joe Biden’s administration has announced a national effort going door-to-door to get more people vaccinated. The administration also indicated support for local vaccine mandates. State Auditor Jim Ziegler has come out against the door-to-door approach.
- Ziegler wants to ban “vaccine squads” in Alabama. He said, “We don’t want the federal government or any government coming to our house without a warrant…So in America and in Alabama, let freedom ring but let’s not let the government ring our doorbells.”
3. First black Alabama Republican elected to the legislature since Reconstruction
- Retired Army Sergeant Kenneth Paschal beat down Democrat Sheridan Black 75-25 in the race to represent parts of Shelby County in District 73 in the Alabama State House and replace former State Representative Matt Fridy, who was elected to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Paschal noted the historic nature of his win but said he believes there is a bigger message. He stated, ‘They saw a God-fearing man of integrity who values and defends our Constitution. But I do recognize the historical significance of what happened today. I hope to be an example to all Alabamians that the Republican Party is open to everyone who shares a belief in freedom, self reliance, fiscal responsibility, and opportunity for all.”
- But Paschal’s election was not the only big win for Republicans yesterday. Former State Representative and former Trump administration official April Weaver became the only female Republican in the Alabama State Senate. Weaver defeated Democrat Virginia Teague Applebaum 82-18 to replace former State Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster), who accepted an appointment to lead the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.
2. The Democrats’ war on voter integrity efforts continue
- President Joe Biden gave a speech recently where he voiced opposition to voter integrity laws and even went so far as to say, “We are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil war. That’s not hyperbole – since the Civil War.”
- Biden went on to say, “We have the means – we just need the will,” to reverse these decisions on voting laws. He added that we have “[t]he will to save and strengthen our democracy.” Vice President Kamala Harris met with fugitive Texas Democrats and told them, “I know what you have done comes with great sacrifice, both personal and political,” which is odd because the American media seems to love them.
1. Unvaccinated people in Alabama are still at risk, obviously
- As there continues to be a narrative pushed that more restrictions are needed to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, there is new data showing that about 96% of new coronavirus deaths since April 1 have been unvaccinated people.
- The state has had 529 total coronavirus deaths since April 1, and only 20 of them were individuals who were fully vaccinated. The seven-day case average in Alabama has increased recently to 444, while it was 141 about a month ago, with 33% of people in the state fully vaccinated.