Tuesday, January 4, 2022

(Almost) Daily Meme

Navy SEALs Who Sued Biden Administration Over Vaccine Mandate See Win in Court
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet

Responding to a lawsuit filed by First Liberty on behalf of the 35 special forces service members, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who pointed out that the Navy had not granted any religious exemptions, issued a preliminary injunction blocking the department from enforcing the mandate.  

"The Navy servicemembers in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect,” O’Connor wrote in the decision. “The COVID-19 pandemic provides the government no license to abrogate those freedoms.”

“There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment," he continued. "There is no military exclusion from our Constitution."

First Liberty General Counsel Mike Berry said the organization was “pleased” with the ruling.

DeSantis jokes about Dems from strict COVID states visiting Florida after AOC spotted maskless in Miami
"I mean, congresspeople, mayors, governors, I mean you name it."
FT. LAUDERDALE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked about how Democrats from states with "draconian" coronavirus policies keep popping up in his state for vacation.

DeSantis was asked about this during a press conference Monday after progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was spotted in Miami over the weekend, not wearing a mask while at a crowded drag bar.

Ocasio-Cortez was spotted in Florida with her boyfriend amid a coronavirus spike in New York City, in a photo published by National Review.  (National Review/Anonymous)

"If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man, let me tell you," DeSantis joked. "I mean, congresspeople, mayors, governors, I mean you name it."

"It’s interesting the reception that some of these folks will get in Florida," the governor continued, "because I think a lot of Floridians say wait a minute you’re bashing us because we’re not doing your draconian policies, and yet we’re the first place you want to flee to, to basically to be able to enjoy life."