11 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-20-17

  1. Well the most obvious difference is that if the victims were Dems, the press would still be talking about it endlessly. But since it wasn’t, it’s already disappeared…….


    “What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot a Democratic congressman and other Democratic Washington officials?

    The answer is obvious.

    The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media and the Democratic Party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American life. It is not possible to understand the left — and, therefore, the media and the current state of American life — without understanding how the left uses and relies on hysteria. Hysteria is to the left as oxygen is to biological life.

    From the moment Donald Trump was elected president, America has been drowning in left-wing hysteria, all fomented by the media and the Democratic Party.

    The charge of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign is hysteria. The claim that the president engaged in obstruction of justice is hysteria. As I have pointed out, the charge of Trump’s election unleashing hate and anti-Semitism, which dominated American media for months, was hysteria.

    If Democrats had been shot by a Trump supporter, all you would be hearing and reading about is how much hate the Trump election has unleashed in America, how his election is threatening our democracy and how he is unleashing fascism.

    But it was a not a Trump supporter who attempted to murder a Democratic congressman, Capitol Police officers, a House GOP aide and a lobbyist; it was a Trump-hating leftist who attempted to murder a Republican congressman and other Republican officials. And, for that reason, what would have been the dominant issue in America today is already a nonissue. The shooting took place on Wednesday. On Friday, the only article about it on The New York Times front page was about the “harmony” engulfing Democrats and Republicans in the wake of the shooting. By Saturday, there was nothing about the shooting on the front page.”

    Nope. No bias here…. 🙄


  2. Finally, some common sense.


    “Until recently, foreign nationals convicted of a crime in federal court were told that immigration authorities would put them in deportation proceedings upon completion of their prison terms.

    Not anymore.

    Under orders from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a champion of hard-line immigration enforcement, federal prosecutors are asking district judges to issue what are known as “judicial orders of removal,” which ensure that a convicted foreign national will be deported on completion of the sentence instead of being sent to an immigrant detention center to await proceedings in immigration court and then a deportation order from an immigration judge.

    The new legal tactic shortens the wait time for deportation, bypasses backlogs in immigration court, saves the federal government money in housing and food in immigrant detention centers, frees up space in those centers for other detained foreign nationals and sends a message to immigrant communities that under President Donald Trump immigration enforcement is real.

    Trump administration officials hope the judicial orders of removal lead to an assembly line of deportations straight from the federal penitentiary and back to the countries from where the foreigners came — a sort of “express deportation” system.

    “This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” Sessions said in announcing the new measures, a way of saying that the new administration will enforce all immigration laws, particularly those that deal with deportation of criminals, and that more space in immigrant detention centers will be freed up to house more possible deportees.”


  3. You know me, I love a good conspiracy. 🙂

    Now I can’t speak for the group doing this study, although they seem legit. You can decide for yourself.

    One thing’s for sure, Hannity will be all over this.


    And here’s the study from George Washington University and the Profiling Project.


    ” The Profiling Project: Seth Rich Homicide – Initial Findings – June 20, 2017
    Executive Summary Who The Profiling Project is
    – An all-volunteer group of current and former George Washington University forensic psychology graduate students and instructors.
    Why we came together
    – To aid the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police (MPD) utilizing forensic psychology skills and tools in hopes of providing at least one actionable item to MPD
    What we found
    – After a three-month review and investigation into the death of Seth Rich, The Profiling Project notes the following:
    1. Seth’s death does not appear to be a random homicide
    2. Seth’s death does not appear to be a robbery gone bad
    3. Seth death was more likely committed by a hired killer or serial murderer
    4. There may be additional video surveillance of the crime and crime scene
    5. The resolution of prosecuting the individual(s) responsible appears to be hindered both actively and passively 6. Seth’s killer(s) most likely remains free within the community”


  4. I am accustomed to thinking about death from a spiritual perspective, and as a physical inevitability. I thought this piece was interesting because it breaks a cultural taboo about death by discussing the actual biological process. It also made me realize how much the secular/medical world has taken over one of the most basic and universal experiences of mankind—death and dying. That is not a criticism, because I think the ‘take-over’ has been by mutual consent, and for compassionate reasons.


  5. People can’t find nor afford to rent places here. The leaders of our community are spending 2.5 million to provide affordable housing for 70 lucky folks. Or some ridiculous figure like that. If they waived their impact fees everyone could afford to live here. But dealing with their obstructionist permit department seems beyond them, despite plenty of evidence.

    It costs $60K in FEES to add a one-bedroom granny unit onto an acre property, for example.

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  6. Affordable issue is a huge issue in southern Ontario. Toronto especially is ridiculously priced.

    Debra, I think that in the rarified West, people would rather not have to think about the body’s processes and prefer to leave it to the medical community to think about. I saw that in the few comments that I read on the article. The article was too short. It mentions, at the beginning, about the successive organ failure that happens at death, but there is a whole complex physiological process at the cellular behind that organ failure, called shock. Such a shut down may happen quickly or slowly, but it happens in every death, whether by drug overdose or by cancer or by hemorrhage due to a knife wound. I wish people would take the time to understand that process, in which the body’s tissues are irreversibly destroyed. They might be less likely to think that death can ever be made into a good experience.

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  7. Their latest excuse for yet another loss in yet another “referendum on Trump” is a hoot.

    Well they tried civility, and it didn’t work.


    “Jeff Jacobson epitomizes the liberal conundrum: Deep down he wanted to back a warrior, but he found himself working for a high priest preaching civil resistance.

    The 65-year-old recent retiree from the local Treasury Department office had not been much of a political volunteer, but this year was different. “It was Trump initially,” Jacobson, 65, said outside the field office for Democrat Jon Ossoff.

    Yet Jacobson found himself volunteering for someone who studiously avoided confronting Trump, trying to win over enough Republican voters in the suburbs north of Atlanta to flip a district that had been in GOP hands for decades.

    Ossoff lost Tuesday to an underwhelming perennial Republican candidate, Karen Handel, in a decisive fashion that is sure to spark more questions about what type of candidates and what type of message Democrats need in the Trump era.

    The most passionate Democratic activists have wanted a full-frontal assault on Trump and congressional Republicans, angrily denouncing party leaders for not aggressively supporting other, more progressive candidates.”

    Like it’s been anything but a full frontal assault since day one. They still don’t get it.


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