We’re back. It’s another episode of Triggered, and the Left surely has been insufferable over the past week. This Covington Catholic story has reached new levels of absurdity and danger. Last week, a group of students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky gathered in D.C. by the Lincoln Memorial. They were there for the March for Life. Black Hebrew Israelites harassed them with obscenities. The students did sports chants to drown out the vulgarity. Nathan Phillips, a Native American man who was in the city for the Indigenous Peoples March, approached the crowd to defuse the situation, supposedly. The point is it was not a racially motivated hounding in which these kids, sporting MAGA hats, surrounded a Native America man and mocked him. That didn’t happen. It’s straight fake news. Video evidence has refuted the entire narrative. Still, the Left is relentless. Death threats have been directed to the students at the school, which now requires police security. And now a suspicious package was sent to the diocese (via WaPo):
The Diocese of Covington, at the center of a controversy over students’ behavior during a confrontation with a Native American man last week, was evacuated Wednesday afternoon following reports of a suspicious package.
The evacuation, first reported by local media, was confirmed by an on-duty firefighter at Covington’s Firehouse #1, a short distance from the Catholic basilica, which houses the diocese.
“The chief and the assistant fire chief are on the run,” the firefighter said, “and this is an active, ongoing situation.”
According to WLWT5, Cincinnati Bomb Squad and emergency management was on the scene in central Covington. Local TV stations showed emergency vehicles responding.
The diocese has been responding to a nationwide controversy that erupted over the Martin Luther King Day weekend after a video went viral showing a group of Covington Catholic High School boys on steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, where students travel annually for the antiabortion March for Life.
Luckily, no one was hurt. It was given the all clear. This story is not going away, especially with remarks that MAGA hats are the new white hoods. Looking at you, Alyssa Milano. In the meantime, Nathan Phillips was exposed as not being a veteran who fought in the Vietnam War. He did serve, but was stateside and mostly served as a refrigerator repairman who went AWOL a lot.
On the Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has canceled the State of the Union. President Trump has agreed to wait until the shutdown ends. Did Trump cave? You can debate that among yourselves.
As we deal with liberal media insanity and the government shutdown, in Venezuela, the U.S. has recognized the country’s opposition leader as the interim president. President Nicolas Maduro has ordered all U.S. diplomats to leave within 72 hours. In the meantime, his people are starving, there are few medical supplies, and everyone is suffering under the yoke of 21st-century socialism.
For today’s smorgasbord, jobless claims are at their lowest since 1969. Mount St. Helens might erupt, the lava dome inside is growing five meters a day. Weezer has released the Teal album comprised of covers of classic songs. I’d take a pass, folks.
The 2020 election is well underway on the Left. It could very well turn into Lord of the Flies, but for those who support Joe Biden, he’s leading the pack…so far. He’s getting weaker by the day.