RedState Weekly Briefing: Lessons in Losing, Paul Pelosi More Than Boozing, and Identity Choosing

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Welcome to the RedState Weekly Briefing  — where we take a quick look at the week’s most viewed stories in case you missed any of them. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with this 21st Century Weekend Edition of your favorite (online) publication!



Donald Trump
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#1 – Republican Who Impeached Trump Learns a Hard Lesson About His New Friends — by Bonchie

For me, the problem here isn’t that Meijer impeached Trump. If he really felt that was the right move, I’d disagree with him, but he was within his capacity as a House member to do so, and it’s possible for someone to be principled and wrong at the same time. What’s laughable, though, is how naive Meijer was in believing that such a move would insulate him.

His op-ed is just one long performance of political flailing as he desperately tries to signal his virtue to Democrats who are trying to defeat him. “I am the only freshman in history to impeach a president of his own party” he proclaims, making me wonder if he would like a cookie. To put it simply, if you are going to impeach the president of your own party based on no evidence whatsoever, at least have enough self-respect to stop groveling before your new friends after they betray you.


Nancy Pelosi
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#2 – New Details on Paul Pelosi Arrest Reveal He Allegedly Had More Than Just Alcohol in His System — by Nick Arama

According to the report, both cars suffered “major collision damage” in the crash that happened around 10:17 p.m. on May 28. Medical units from CalFire were the first on the scene, followed by a deputy from the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. When the California Highway Patrol arrived, they found Paul Pelosi still in the driver’s seat, the only occupant in the car. The other driver was standing outside of his sport utility vehicle. Both declined medical treatment at the scene.

When Pelosi was asked for ID, he handed them his driver’s license and an “11-99 Foundation” card. The 11-99 Foundation is a California Highway Patrol charity that supports officers and provides scholarships for their children. That’s a “look, I’m good to you, be good to me” effort on his part.



Joe Biden
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#3 – Saudi Arabia Humiliates Joe Biden With Major Oil Announcement — by Bonchie 

That is what total failure looks like. The President of the United States went to the Middle East to beg a country he had previously tried to make a “pariah” for oil. Why? Because Biden’s own domestic energy policies have been so disastrous. The president then returned with no actual agreement, choosing bluster over substance. Now, the results of that are in, and the Saudis aren’t even pretending to have played along. It’s yet another embarrassment for Biden and the nation.

This is the danger of having the world’s worst foreign policy “expert” in the White House. Biden has famously been wrong on every major geopolitical issue for the last half-century, and you can add his plan to punish the Saudis while elevating Iran to the list. It didn’t have to be this way. Trump left an improving Middle East on the table, with the Arab nations and Israel moving toward a historic peace. All Biden had to do was eat his ice cream, keep the status quo rolling, and reap the benefits for everyone.


Classroom, Critical Race Theory
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#4 – Clever Students Hilariously Turn Table on Woke School Teacher During ‘Pronoun Usage’ Talk — by Sister Toldjah


Such was the case for one elementary school teacher on TikTok who sought out advice from her fellow TikTokers recently after the subject of pronouns somehow just happened to mysteriously crop up in her 5th- and 6th-grade combo classroom.

According to the teacher, one of the students chided her for not referring to him by his preferred pronouns. When she acknowledged he was correct, apologized, and proceeded to ask what his pronouns were, he told her he was a banana and a rock. Though she scolded him for in her view making light of the concept of preferred pronouns, she indicated that the other students disagreed with her and agreed with him that he could identify however he wanted to.

This highly confused the woke teacher, who then pleaded for her followers on TikTok to let her know “is it” true that a banana and rock really could be someone’s pronouns?


Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
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#5 – Trans Cheerleader Allegedly Strangles Squad Member After Phobia Inflames the ‘Man With a Penis’ — by Alex Parker

According to ’90s high school movies, cheerleading is a drama den. And at a recent cheer camp in Texas, things went cinematically south.

Ranger College’s squad was having its on-campus training when a scuffle commenced. Amid the ruckus, one cheerleader reportedly choked another.

Fingered for the crime: Averie Chanel Medlock. In the aftermath, the athlete was kicked out of camp.

Averie is a biological male, but the 25-year-old identifies as a girl. Per the New York Post, that particular played prominently:



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