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Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what’s goin’ down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin’ gets done, and where the sun is going down on the sacred cow.
We begin in New Mexico—not one of our regular stops, I realize—where the new governor, Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, has told the administration to get stuffed.
“I’m not going to participate, nor do I think it’s appropriate in any shape or fashion to use the National Guard to attempt to militarize the border where we’re dealing with asylum seekers who their constitutional rights continue to be breached,” the newly elected Democratic governor said Wednesday during a news conference in her state. She also argued that after meeting with National Guard and Border Patrol, “they could not make an effective case that having the National Guard presence there has assisted them in any meaningful way at dealing with any nefarious activity along the border.
Besides presenting even more evidence that it’s important to vote in every election, this move puts the Republicans on the hook of either supporting the militarization of the border or supporting their (admittedly flexible) commitment to states’ rights.
By her own admission, Nancy Oakley, a city commissioner in Madeira Beach, had done some drinking at the fishing competition. She spotted Shane Crawford, the city manager at the time, and Cheryl McGrady, his executive assistant.
The two would later marry, but were in relationships with other people at the time. Oakley suspected them of having an affair.
Using expletives, she demanded McGrady, who was supposed to be acting as deputy city clerk and taking the minutes, be removed. Then, after the otherwise low-key meeting concluded, Oakley walked up to Crawford again.
She allegedly licked his neck and the side of his face, slowly working her way up from his Adam’s apple, and groped him by grabbing at his crotch and buttocks.
Chairman, point of parliamentary procedure? I would suggest the gentlelady’s tongue is out of order, in that it’s in my ear.
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And we conclude, as is our custom, in the great state of Oklahoma, where Blog Official Desert Wise Man Friedman of the Plains brings us the saga of the latest plague brought down upon that benighted state. From KTLA in Tulsa:
As it turns out, the pests were bed bugs, according to KTLA sister station KFOR. “Hard to imagine someone doesn’t know, you know that some bed bugs are crawling all over them certainly in abundance,” Walton said.
Officials decided to close the courthouse in order to clean up the mess, and called exterminators. The head of security said the attorney didn’t appear to care about the situation and was non-responsive.
This is your democracy, America.
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