Bill Barr Defends Religious Liberty

from the American Spectator:

Drive-In Church Services Collide With Coronavirus Shutdowns

Attorney General William Barr (Shane T. McCoy/US Marshals)
On Easter Sunday my wife and I took a long and probably illegal drive through rural Virginia, where we saw many people practicing a pious form of social distancing.

Christians. Pastors in parking lots and fields, preaching through bullhorns and over loudspeakers to their parishioners seated in parked cars. We drove past about five of these churches, all of which were on the verge of committing a series of misdemeanors. For, while drive-in services do not violate Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order, if anyone were to get out of his or her car — that’s an illegal gathering. read more

Cochran Won Because McDaniel Wouldn’t “Play Ball”

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So I guess conservative Chris McDaniel should just take his ball and go home. There was no foul play. Thad Cochran won fair and square.

Loser McDaniel complaining about how he lost the election is just sour grapes or according to Jamelle Bouie at, “McDaniel is saying, ‘I would have won if it weren’t for those meddling liberals’”. He described McDaniel as a “Scooby Doo villain”.

Bouie quotes McDaniel: “There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual, about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats”, that, “35,000 Democrats crossed over”.

Well Jamelle, what I find a bit odd is all these liberal Democrats, of which you are undoubtedly one, coming to the defense of some old, white, southern Republican politician. To me, that’s more of an anomaly than black Democrats voting for Cochran.

But Bouie isn’t the only one running to Cochran’s aid. He also quotes Mississippi’s other senator: “As Sen. Roger Wicker, the junior senator from the state said to reporters on Wednesday, ‘Broadening the base of the party? Asking more Mississippians to participate in the ballot that’s going to determine the next Senator? No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that’”.

Oh, so that’s what this sudden “outreach” to liberal black voters was? read more

Mississippi Republican Corruption

from RedState:

Win or lose on Tuesday, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran will have forfeited any vestige of honor or integrity he still has and will have capped off a successful political career with a campaign built on distortions, misrepresentations, and outright lies.

At RedState we’ve covered the Cochran campaign’s strategy of encouraging Democrats to vote in the Republican primary (see Democrat join the fight to get Cochran re-elected and Thad Cocrhan’s campaign reeks of flopsweat; all of our Thad Cochran coverage can be found here). read more

Democrats For Cochran in Mississippi?

from Breitbart:

CLEVELAND, Mississippi — “I still think the slaves should get their 40 acres and a mule,” LeeRoy Carter, a black preacher who’s working to get out the vote among black Democrats for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) for the GOP primary runoff, told Breitbart News on Thursday. “I still think it, honest to God I do. Because we haven’t gotten it.”

Outside the Bolivar County Courthouse, Carter said he is delivering voters for Cochran in the Republican primary runoff but voting for Democrat Travis Childers in the general election in November. Experts argue that voting for a Republican in the runoff but a Democrat in the general election is technically illegal, but the strategy is the linchpin of a desperate bid by Cochran to use Democratic voters to prevail against Tea Party-backed state Senator Chris McDaniel. read more

Let Them Eat… Big Macs

Mississippi enshrines right to eat 20 Big Macs in ‘anti-Bloomberg’ bill

America’s most obese state, Mississippi, has passed a Bill which will prohibit any city, town or county in the state from passing laws which restrict what people may eat or drink.

Branded the “anti-Bloomberg” Bill, after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled proposals to ban the sale of large fizzy drinks in an attempt to address America’s growing obesity problem, the law would also prohibit local officials from forcing restaurants to label menus with calorie contents.

One politician who voted for the bill, Gregory Holloway, added: “If you want to go eat 20 Big Macs, you can eat 20 Big Macs… If you want 1,000 sodas, you can still do that.”

Mississippi has topped the America’s Health list of the fattest states in the country for seven years in a row. Statistics show that 35 per cent of adults in the state are obese.

The new bill has prompted widespread criticism from healthy eating groups, who say the state is the last place which needs such a law.

A coalition of organisations including the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network have urged the Mississippi governor Phil Bryant to veto the legislation, a step he must take by Monday if he is to stop the bill becoming law.

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