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Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist

As the summer sunrise gets later and the sunset earlier, the observations from the berm have been multiplying.  Let this edition of Maresca’s two-minute drill catch you up. 

While cranking along on two wheels, it has become obvious that if you drive alone wearing a mask, the Biden-Harris bumper sticker is unnecessary. 

Going back to school after a summer vacation was never easy, but this year the biggest challenge may be convincing the teachers’ union to return.  In retrospect, closing schools is likelier to stop the spread of the evil twins of socialism and communism than the spread of COVID.

COVID did not disappear after the election, but Hunter Biden’s laptop sure did.

Dr. Fauci said if you wear two swimsuits you may continue to pee in your pool.

The Olympic Games have always had their share of controversy; from murders, hostages, Hitler’s “fascism demonstration project,” boycotts, cheating, drug use and biased officiating, all the way to postponements thanks to a pandemic.   

The Tokyo Olympics were the biggest ever with 41 different sports. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) this year included: 3x3 basketball, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, and karate.  The games were delayed a year due to COVID and went on without any spectators, resembling your typical Joe Biden rally.   

An American billionaire flies through space, but in his quest for outer worldly experiences, he needs to look no farther than 94-miles south of Key West, Florida.

Cubans rely on family and friends outside the island nation to survive.  Food shortages, power outages, along with controlled and limited internet, plus a pandemic, have propelled Cuba’s tyrannized people to stand up and oppose the six-decade old communist regime that runs the island with an iron fist. 

It read like a chapter out of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984.” 

USA Today reported how the Capitol Rotunda’s portraits of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, “lauds wealthy White men in the nation’s founding while marginalizing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and other People of Color), women, and other communities.” 

Congressional Democrats approved an expanded version of the Child Tax Credit that was part of the American Rescue Plan and did so without bipartisan support.  

On July 15th, the IRS began depositing $300 a month for every child under six and $250 for each child up to 17. This latest round of monthly cash infusion from Washington is for parents making under $75,000 per year, and for those parents filing jointly who earn less than $150,000 per year.  Nearly, 39 million households, covering 88% of American children will receive the monthly outlays, according to USA Today. 

Supreme Court decisions are national news, but a 9-0 decision in today’s world of partisan politics is an anomaly. Fulton v. City of Philadelphia was based on discrimination of the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution’s First Amendment and although unanimous, religious liberty still hangs in the balance. 

As the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia concluded on September 17, 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government do we have? “A Republic,” he replied, “if you can keep it.”

In the mid-1980s, it was perhaps the nation’s most anticipated civil service exam.  After a series of layoffs, retirements (my Dad being one of them) and a hiring freeze courtesy of the late ‘70s malaise, the NYPD was looking to replenish their diminished ranks.

The brief video of Byron Cross speaking against a proposed transgender elementary school policy last month at a Loudoun County, Virginia school board public hearing was a shot over the leftist bow.

The proposed policy: “Staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence, regardless of the name and gender recorded in the student’s permanent educational record.”

Cross, a physical education teacher in the Loudoun school district stated: “It is not my intention to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths we must face when ready,” he continued. “I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher, but I serve God first, and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion, it’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

75 to 90% of children struggling with gender dysphoria return to their natural gender by puberty. 

We have gone from social distancing to racial distancing, courtesy of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is a proud black lesbian and recently declared, “I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews only with journalists of color.” 

The justification for this blatantly racist tort is that white reporters simply cannot walk a mile in her shoes, so they must be shunned.  The historic Supreme Court justices who decided Brown v. Board of Education would not be amused.