I present to you this week in stupid: the Cass County Michigan Republican Party. The Detroit News reports:
|Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)|
The Cass County Republican Party has again censured GOP U.S. Rep. Fred Upton — this time over his vote to remove Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees.
The executive committee of the Cass GOP on Tuesday night adopted a resolution blasting the "attack" on Greene and saying she was being "canceled" because she is "unafraid to speak out."
"We believe Congressman Upton's vote is a betrayal of his oath of office and core values of the Cass County Republican Party," the resolution stated, adding that Upton's vote was against the interests of county voters.
Okay, let's discuss some of the things Greene has said and done:
- Claimed Democratic politicians were running a pedophile ring out of a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor.
- Promoted the Qanon conspiracy theory that there is a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibalistic pedophiles running a child sex-trafficking ring, and that these pedophiles (mostly Democrats, Hollywood celebrities and members of the media) plotted against President Donald Trump.
- Liked a tweet that a "bullet to the head would be [a] quicker" way to remove Nancy Pelosi from power.
- Promoted conspiracy theories that mass school shootings were staged events and taunted a Parkland school shooting survivor who showed up at Congress to testify.
- Claimed California wildfires were started by a Jewish space laser.
- Questioned whether 9/11 really happened
|Rep. Marjorie Taylor |
- While Tiger Woods is a big celebrity and his car wreck yesterday a big story, it did not deserve the coverage it received. Everything that was known about the crash could have been summed up in five minutes. After that the coverage just involved guests speculating about what happened and the medical treatment Woods might be receiving. When will the cable news networks learn to chew gum and walk at the same time? The news of the day didn't stop happening when Woods drove off the road.
- In July of 2009, the federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 an hour. To keep pace with inflation, that would have had to be raised to $10.97 an hour. Even though the minimum wage hasn't been raised since 2009, lower end wages have increased dramatically the last few years. You'd be extremely hard pressed to find any employer paying an unskilled worker less than $10 in Indianapolis. Most pay at least $12 an hour. While some states and local governments have mandated minimum wages which have been increased, the driving factor in improved pay has been competition. That competition has made the $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage an irrelevancy. That is a very good thing.