McKenzie Romero

A lighthearted look at the news of the day:

Utah Sen. Mike Lee got attention last week when he gave a floor speech attacking the Green New Deal proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Lee said babies are the real answer to our problems. I don’t know about that. Seems to me we have enough immaturity in Congress already.

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To make his point, Sen. Lee used an image of Ronald Reagan riding a velociraptor. I don’t remember that photo, but I do remember how, back in the '80s, a lot of Democrats thought Reagan was the dinosaur.

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Lee suggested that once the Green New Deal is in place, people in Alaska would have little choice but to travel long distances on the backs of a fictional animal from "Star Wars." This is what is known as taun-taunting your opponents.

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Lee also made references to Aquaman and the movie "Sharknado," which featured Utah Gov. Gary Herbert hitting flying sharks with a tennis racket. “If this guy can be Senator, you can do anything," responded Ocasio-Cortez, whose plan to save the planet and guarantee every American a well-paying job, upgrade every building in the land and produce energy with zero emissions is supposed to be serious. It failed its first test in the Senate by a 57-0 vote, with many embarrassed Democrats simply voting “present.” Maybe she can lobby Disney for a better result in the next "Star Wars" movie.

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Thank goodness that, with an annual budget deficit approaching $1 trillion and with both Social Security and Medicare on course to careen off a fiscal cliff in a few years, the Trump administration decided to make some hard decisions. After all, anyone could see the real problem was the Special Olympics.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had to back off from the Special Olympics cuts. She thought no one would notice the plan after she cleverly hid it among cuts to special education grants, the National Technical Institute for the Blind and Gallaudet University, which caters to the deaf and hard of hearing, and to a program that prints books for the blind.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to resign if Parliament will pass her Brexit deal. Coincidentally, Democrats in Washington suddenly think they may have found a way they could agree to fund a border wall.