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Texas Voting Rights Bill Forces Democrats to Leave Lone Star State

And they could be arrested for their stunt, too!

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As states around the nation continue to propose sweeping new legislations to combat the potential for voter fraud, Democratic operatives opposed to such regulations are doing everything that they can to stymy the will of the people, even going so far as to make procedural protests within the legislative process itself.

The latest such tomfoolery comes to us from Texas.

With Republican-backed voting bills moving rapidly through a special session of the state Legislature, Texas Democrats are planning to make a break for it — again.

At least 58 Democratic members of the state House of Representatives are expected to bolt from Austin on Monday in an effort to block the measures from advancing, a source familiar with the plans told NBC News. The unusual move, akin to what Democrats did in 2003, would paralyze the chamber, stopping business until the lawmakers return to town or the session ends.

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The majority of the members plan to fly to Washington, D.C., on two private jets chartered for the occasion and use the time there to rally support for federal voting legislation, the source said. Others will make their own way.

The could be facing serious consequences for the stunt as well.

The lawmakers risk arrest in taking flight. Under the Texas Constitution, the Legislature requires a quorum of two-thirds of lawmakers be present to conduct state business in either chamber. Absent lawmakers can be legally compelled to return to the Capitol, and the source said Democrats expect state Republicans to ask the Department of Public Safety to track them down.

This isn’t the first time that Texas Democrats have gone to such lengths to thwart their Republican colleagues, with many of the state’s liberal lawmakers walking out of a vote back in May that would have advanced a similar GOP-led bill.

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Arizona Takes Bold Action in Attempt to Block Biden Vax Mandate

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There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity.

Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes.

So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive.

Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts.

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Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward.

“Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.”

Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans.

The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however.

“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”

The indignant nature of the federal response will not sit well with the anti-vaccine crowd.

There is perhaps no more heated debate in our nation today than that which surrounds the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, their efficacy, and their necessity. Our country has long been home to an enormous anti-vaccine movement, which has its roots in both holistic medicine and the body sovereignty movement, with some taking extreme, conspiracy-laden views out on the fringes. So when the COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in the public space, there was already a rather effective network in place to oppose their use.  And, of course, the idea that these inoculations would be mandated by the federal government just sent these advocates into overdrive. Now, in what is likely one of the most powerful responses to Biden’s mandate yet, the State of Arizona is turning to the courts. Arizona’s attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward. “Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history.” Arizona first sued in September after President Biden announced measures that will require federal workers and private sector workers in businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated or take a COVID test weekly. It is expected to affect more than 100 million Americans. The Commander in Chief has been stern on the subject, however. “We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said from the White House. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those…

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Biden Admits That He Has ‘No Answer’ for High Gas Prices

Just in time for the holidays, no less.

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Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation.

The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated.

Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation.

President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year.

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“My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event.

“I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.”

And then…

“I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.”

This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

Within the conservative corners of the internet, a new phrase is hitting the economic nail on the head:  Bidenflation. The concept is simple:  The Biden administration’s consistent missteps have now brought a very real fiscal emergency to the United States in the form of rampant, near-runaway inflation.  There are a myriad of factors involved, including the ever-worsening supply chain issues that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has attempted to blame on the unvaccinated. Now, with gas in ultra-liberal California cresting $7 per gallon, the President is openly admitting that he has no solution for the situation. President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year. “My guess is, you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by and going into the winter – I mean, excuse me, into next year, 2022,” the president told moderator Anderson Cooper at the Baltimore event. “I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices.” And then… “I must tell you, I don’t have a near-term answer,” Biden added before musing on the possibility that he could “go in the [Strategic] Petroleum Reserve and take out and probably reduce the price of gas maybe 18 cents or so per gallon, [but] it’s still gonna be above three bucks.” This economic squeeze looks to be coming to its crescendo at exactly the wrong time, as American consumers look to begin their annual holiday spending blitz in the coming weeks.

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