(Images: Getty Images)
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN HAS HIS FIRST PRESSER TODAY And it's scheduled to start at 11:30 and we're carrying it on KOA so it will almost certainly eat into the front of the show. I will obviously be listening carefully and will have comments when we start the show when it's over.
BASEBALL STARTS AT 2 So whenever we start the show only goes until the Rockies take over at 2 so buckle up, it's going to be a speedy show!
DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO BASEBALL? CHECK OUT GRANT'S PODCAST! This week he interviews Derrick Wood, host of Inside a Question radio show. Darrick is a man with a curious mind. He is the host of the Louisville, Kentucky based radio show "Inside A Question" and so much more. Darrick was a K-12 teacher, lived in a monastery and like me, a huge music lover. His curious mind leads him to seeking out answers to any questions that peak his interest in a variety of fields, reflected by his degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Hindi and Philosophy. Darrick's wife is celebrity chef Damaris Phillips. Click the link here to find it!
WHAT'S ON THE LINE WITH THIS PRESS CONFERENCE? It's been way to long since Biden took any significant questions from the press and that has created this sort of breathless will-he, won't-he anticipation about THIS press conference. This article lays out how the press conference isn't just important to the President, but to the White House Press Corps. If they softball him, it will simply reinforce the predominant notion that the media has given up doing their job in order to protect their team. We'll see how they, and he, react. Here are some of the betting odds for today.
IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE FILIBUSTER SITUATION WATCH THIS You guys know I don't normally give you a video longer than a couple of minutes, but EVERY minute of this floor speech by Senator Ben Sasse is worth your time. He gives a master class in the filibuster.
A NEW REPORT ON THE ORIGIN OF THE VIRUS IS DUE SOON But I don't expect it to be helpful or truthful. Why? Read this comment from the World Health Organization who teamed up with Chinese scientists to find the origin of this virus:
Critics have raised questions about the objectivity of the team, insisting that China's government had a pivotal say over its composition. Defenders of the World Health Organization, which assembled the team, say it can't simply parachute in experts to tell a country what to do — let alone one as powerful as China.
That is an admission to me that China wrote this report and the WHO doesn't have the nerve to simply refuse to publish it.
MIKE POMPEO IS THE KEYNOTE AT THIS YEAR'S STEAMBOAT INSTITUTE FREEDOM CONFERENCE And you need to put this event on your calendar NOW for August because I am here to tell you it is the best investment in your own education you will EVER have, plus you get access to all these amazing people, plus I am going to be there again because it is THAT GOOD. Find out more here.
SENATOR TOM COTTON IS TRYING TO KEEP CRITICAL RACE THEORY OUT OF THE MILITARY And since we know the Dems are not interested in calming racial tensions AT ALL, I'm sure the bill will fail. However it's worth reading this to begin to understand how toxic this mumbo-jumbo victimhood nonsense really is.
WHY IS THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NOW THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION? Tucker Carlson asks the question.
WHO IS THAT IS REALLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ASIAN-AMERICANS? If you listen to the White House, it's white supremacists who are the worst offenders. That is, in a word, wrong. This is a GREAT article about how elite schools are doing away with their entrance exams or making it much, much harder for Asian students to even get in based on their race. The really interesting part of this article was here:
Culture is notoriously hard to define. But we can make some common sense guesses to some positive factors especially early in life. How much homework do Asians kids do? How much television do Asians watch? How about underage drinking? Or entanglements with the police? Data from reliable sources like the National Center for Education Statistics, Nielsen, National Center for Biotechnology Information, and US Department of Justice gives us the answers to these questions. Relative to the US population Asian kids do 50 percent more homework, have 35 percent less TV and screen time, are less than half as likely to drink and make up only one percent of all juvenile offenses. The unfortunate “Tiger Mom” stereotype also holds. Asian kids are held to a higher academic expectation than other ethnicities, and Asian parents spend twice as much as others on education.
As those kids move into early their 20s and 30s let’s examine how Asians’ upbringing may have helped them make major lifestyle choices. Asians in America tend to delay marriage and have children at about twice the rate of other groups. Further, family stability is high with around three marriages per divorce, the highest of any other group measure by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research. Those family planning decisions are highly correlated to future wealth. Pick your statistic(s) blindly. But I encourage you to look at the overall portrait.
Culture matters in outcomes. It's not a mystery, it's not racism, it's culture.
AND NOW DR. FAUCI HAS A CONVERSATION WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY ABOUT THE VACCINE? No, but Dana Carvey can make it happen
THANK GOODNESS SOMEONE IS DISMANTLING THE RACISM OF WHITE VEGANS And this is almost like a SNL skit, but only real.
SESAME STREET IS TEACHING THE CORE TENENTS OF WHITE SUPREMACY And that is that our skin color is an important part of who we are. Just look:
CHRISSY TEIGEN HAS QUIT TWITTER And though there are not words to express how little I care about this I just wanted to show everyone what passes for news these days. Here is a story on CNN about this. CNN.
JAY LENO APOLOGIZES FOR COMEDY DIRECTED AT ASIANS After so organization tried to get him fired from his new gig. He issued a full throated apology for saying that Koreans eat dog meat (which is still a thing in Korea, though declining due to pressure from abroad and animal groups in Korea, fyi) and promised to be better. Is he going to apologize to everyone he ever made fun of? That could be a long list.
POPEYE WAS RIGHT! Spinach DOES make your muscles bigger, at least according to this study.
AND NOW A DOG AND A KANGAROO PLAYING TOGETHER
THIS DUDE DOES A GIRL VOICE And you have to wait for it, but it's worth it.