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May 20, 2022

Quick Hits 2: Judge Blocks Biden's Effort to End Title 42 by Monday

Judge blocks Biden's attempt to end Title 42; ruling will keep Title 42 in operation, and continue Trump-era expedited deportation of illegal aliens.

Biden had determined to end Title 42 by Monday, May 23rd.

Print article now up from Bloomberg Law.

This has limited effect because Biden has been largely ignoring the law anyway.

A lot of executive actions are challenged for failure to follow the correct procedures for proposal for changes to the law and allowance of public comment per the Administrative Procedures Act. I have no idea if that's in play here. I know Biden has been dinged on that a lot of times, because he's a filthy tyrannical autocrat who will not permit the public to weigh in on changes to the law as he decrees it should be.

Despite NeverTrump's promises that he would Defend Our Precious Democracy.

Update: I should have just looked up the lawsuit.

Yup, it's an Administrative Procedures Act beef.

More than 20 states have joined the lawsuit seeking to block the Biden administration from ending Title 42 later this month, arguing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not go about terminating the public health order properly.


With COVID vaccines now widely available, the CDC says Title 42 is no longer necessary to protect public health and has ordered the policy to end on May 23. But more than 20 states have joined a lawsuit seeking to block that from happening.


Judge Summerhays has already signed a temporary restraining order preventing the Biden administration from beginning to wind down the policy before May 23rd. In a status conference last month, Summerhays signaled that he is likely to side with the states on their claim that the CDC did not act properly when it moved to terminate Title 42.

"I find that the plaintiff states have demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits with respect to, at a minimum, their claim that the April 1 termination order was not issued in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act," Summerhays said, according to a transcript.

In their lawsuit, the states challenging the termination order claim the Biden administration failed to account for the potential costs of lifting Title 42, including increased health care costs for the states.

"This would be a catastrophe," said Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in an interview with FOX News last month.

"What we're arguing is, look, they haven't gone about this the right way in the first place. They haven't had a notice and comment period, if you wanted to rescind this at all," Schmitt said. "They're supposed to weigh the downside with what they're advocating for. They haven't done it, which is why we think we'll be successful."

So this will be a temporary reprieve, even assuming a higher court doesn't overrule him.

I don't think this ruling is going to stand for too long.

Only two in 10 Americans say the US is headed in the right direction. Those Americans? David French and Brian Stelter.

A recent survey done by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research found that just 21% of adults believe the US is going in the right direction, down from 29% in April.

Even Democrats are losing hope -- with only 33% saying the US is headed in the right direction compared to 49% a month ago and 55% in March.

Americans were only slightly more optimistic about the economy, with a mere 22% describing it as "very good," "somewhat good," or "leaning toward good" -- compared to 29% who said the same in April. The remaining 78% describe the economy as "very poor," "somewhat poor," or "leaning toward poor."


Speaking of, the transitioning Matt K. Lewis attempted to draw a straight line between people calling him a "cvck" on Twitter and the Buffalo shooter.

I'll give you three guesses who linked this at Hot Air and if you don't get it on the first guess, you're a cvck.

You should have taken alt-right trolling seriously

by Matt K. Lewis

For those who are "very online," this has been a long time coming. Let's take the slur "cuckservative" for example, which emerged online about seven years ago. The term had been weaponized by racists and right-wing "identitarians" to attack pro-immigration conservatives, while simultaneously normalizing ideas and rhetoric that were racist and vulgar.

But--like the more recent term "groomer" (or "pedo grifter")--the person lodging the slur could always plausibly say, "Lulz, I don't mean it literally. I'm just trolling!"

Why am I bringing this up? Because this same sort of "owning the libs" trope that can be casually confused as internet humor often serves as a pathway to radicalization. That appears to be what happened with the alleged Buffalo shooter.

Troll culture should not be used as an excuse to forgive or forget the political rhetoric now occurring in more mainstream places, such as cable TV, podcasts, or tweets from some Republican politicians.

"You didn't stop the Bad Men from (sniffle) calling me a cvck and now people are dead in Buffalo!"

Matt's a very serious thinker.

If "owning the libs" is wrong, how about "owning the Xtians"?

I'll give you another three guesses about which non-Christian -- nay, anti-Christian -- linked the latest David French screed against Christians at Hot Air.

Is a non-Christian whose career, such as it is, is filled with anti-Christian animus allowed to constantly link attacks on Christians?

If a non-Jew were always attacking Jews, that would be a problem, right?

It's time for Hot Air to insist that its, erm, contributors sign their Headlines posts. So we can see that AllahPundit is in fact the one linking The Bulwark's and The Daily Beast's liberals 30 times per week, and all of David French's anti-Christian screeds.

What are they hiding? Why shouldn't people know who's spamming out these leftwing propaganda stories to an unreceptive conservative audience?

At AOS, we note which contributor is linking stories. I don't "sign" the stories I link -- it's assumed -- but everyone else does.

Idaho's establishment GOP attorney general lost his reelection bid.

Five-term Attorney General Lawrence Wasden lost the Idaho Republican primary election on Tuesday to former GOP Rep. Raúl Labrador by more than 37,000 votes.

Wasden, who has held his position since 2003, made national headlines in December 2020 when he refused to join a lawsuit filed by Texas to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, KTVB reported.


A Freedom Caucus member during his time in Congress from 2011 to 2019, Labrador lost his 2018 gubernatorial bid to current Republican Gov. Brad Little.

Trump did not endorse either candidate. But Labrador feels more insurrectioney to me.

Supposedly, Iranian soccer fans are chanting anti-regime chants, and chanting in favor of anti-regime figures, forcing Iranian TV stations to stop televising games mid-match. And apparently the unrest is sparked by... rising prices. So... well-done, Joe Biden! You've destabilized the country you've been trying to prop up!

I have to offer a caveat on this: For as long as I've been blogging, I've been posting stories about the Iranian people supposedly rising up. Let's just say: I wouldn't get your hopes up. The one time they did rise up, Obama cut their legs out from under them. They won't be doing that again.

No Groomers Here: 135 teachers charged with child sex crimes this year alone.

At least 135 teachers and teachers' aides have been arrested so far this year on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students.

Obviously this doesn't mean that all teachers, or even a large fraction of teachers, have a sexual interest in children.

But this contingent definitely does exist and we shouldn't pretend it doesn't.

New York Times: Say, fellas, suddenly there are a lot fewer children enrolled in public schools. What could possibly account for this inexplicable statistical aberration?

Well that's an exaggeration, but they are a bit perplexed.

In New York City, the nation's largest school district has lost some 50,000 students over the past two years. In Michigan, enrollment remains more than 50,000 below prepandemic levels from big cities to the rural Upper Peninsula. In the suburbs of Orange County, Calif., where families have moved for generations to be part of the public school system, enrollment slid for the second consecutive year; statewide, more than a quarter-million public school students have dropped from California's rolls since 2019.

And since school funding is tied to enrollment, cities that have lost many students -- including Denver, Albuquerque and Oakland -- are now considering combining classrooms, laying off teachers, or shutting down entire schools.

All together, America's public schools have lost at least 1.2 million students since 2020, according to a recently published national survey. State enrollment figures show no sign of a rebound to the previous national levels any time soon.

A broad decline was already underway in the nation's public school system as rates of birth and immigration have fallen, particularly in cities. But the coronavirus crisis supercharged that drop in ways that experts say will not easily be reversed.

No overriding explanation has emerged yet for the widespread drop-off. But experts point to two potential causes: Some parents became so fed up with remote instruction or mask mandates that they started home-schooling their children or sending them to private or parochial schools that largely remained open during the pandemic. And other families were thrown into such turmoil by pandemic-related job losses, homelessness and school closures that their children simply dropped out.

And what happened to the children of those "other families"?

They're trying to contrive a large cohort of children who simply "disappeared off the radar," into some kind of transient homelessness, so as to reduce the number of children whose parents have affirmatively rejected the "services" of public schooling as it is currently practiced.

I wonder if there are any states who did not experience losses in enrollment, whose models should be emulated...?

In some states where schools eschewed remote instruction -- Florida, for instance -- enrollment has not only rebounded, but remains robust. An analysis by the American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank, concluded last month that remote instruction was a major driver around the country, with enrollment falling most in districts most likely to have delayed their return to in-person classrooms.

Quickest paragraph ever dashed off, and don't worry, we won't be returning to this nasty topic again!

Mom attempts to read her 15-year-old daughter's x-rated homework assignment to the schoolboard, but is told that profanity and sexually explicit material aren't acceptable in a school board meeting.

It's too crude for the 50 year old Karens running the school board. But you know, it's fine for the woman's 15 year old daughter.

This thread from Christopher Rufo about trans "educators" invited to speak at Pennsylvania schools, and maybe paid by taxpayers, is something else.

They also advertised sex toys, including dildos and fake dicks to wear in your pants, to children.

His article about it here.

That pairs well with this book, available at your local school library or taxpayer funded municipal library.

I don't think we're going to hear about this racial hate attack, guys:

I don't see Biden making a trip to visit the families. You?

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