21 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-8-17

  1. Yesterday was the funniest day since the day of the “tapp” Tweets. My Trumpkin friends on Facebook were still posting anti-Pelosi and anti-DACA memes, not knowing that Trump had flipped and had posted a Tweet dictated by Pelosi to calm the fears of the “Dreamers”.

    Meanwhile Chuck Schumer was playing the role of Marla Maples to Paul Ryan’s Ivana.

    A few days back Kizzie posted that it was disturbing that Trump could be so easily manipulated by flattery. It’s bad enough that Russia, China and Iran know that, but it is devastating that the Democrats seem to have also figured it out.

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  2. Ricky: Hillary has a book to sell.
    We know that she lost because Trump invaded her personal space and them Republicans and Russians kept her from becoming president.
    Maybe next time. She is destined.
    At the beginning of this, I just wanted the Bushes and Clintons to go away.
    The Bushes did.

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  3. Now that Trump has gone over to the enemy, we have to ask ourselves if General Kelly was really an improvement. Maybe we were better off with Priebus and Mini Trump Scaramucci and Trump setting himself on fire every morning.

    Our best hope may be for Schumer or Pelosi’s husband to fail to let Trump win at golf, thus causing him to switch sides again.

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  4. What’s taking so long?

    I’d guess a lack of crimes, or evidence of them. Just because you want it to be true doesn’t mean it is.

    And in case you haven’t noticed, the media has finally stopped with the Russia, Russia, Russia nonsense. Because they’ve figured out that there is no there there. How long will it take for you to figure this out as well? You seem pretty smart and should have by now. But hey, I guess you’re still clinging desperately to hope, eh?

    Don’t worry though, I have no doubt Mueller will charge someone with something, he has to, if only to save face. You may still get a small consolation prize.

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  5. Talk about clueless……..

    She doesn’t care about them, only the business her baby killing mills will lose without all those minorities, their specialty, to kill.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/09/planned-parenthood-chief-on-daca-every-person-has-the-right-to-live/

    “Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood recently sent out a fundraising email. In her message, she made a statement about DACA which might leave you scratching your head. Apparently, when it comes to immigration, life is very important issue.”
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    “Lauretta Brown of Townhall has more:

    Cecile Richards on DACA: ‘Every Person Has a Right to Live’

    Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, sent out a fundraising email Tuesday about President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which allows certain immigrants, who had arrived in the country illegally as minors, the ability to remain without risk of deportation.

    The abortion giant’s leader said, “here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely and without the threat of deportation or separation.”
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  6. Here’s some good news. Due process matters. A lot.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/09/live-education-secretary-betsy-devos-to-announce-title-ix-policy-changes/#more-226324

    “DeVos mentioned the importance of due process and indicated a commitment to the rights of victims. From the WaEX:

    “For too long, rather than engage the public on controversial issues, the department’s Office for Civil Rights has issued letters from the desks of unelected and unaccountable political appointees,” DeVos said in her prepared remarks, referring to the Obama administration’s decision to issue significant directives more than once in the form of “dear colleague” letters from the Education Department.

    “The era of ‘rule by letter’ is over,” she declared.

    The secretary referred to “acts of sexual misconduct” as “acts of cowardice and personal weakness, often thinly disguised as strength and power.”

    “One assault is one too many. One aggressive act of harassment is one too many,” DeVos remarked, continuing to add, “[o]ne person denied due process is one too many,” in a critical nod to students who struggled to receive fair hearings from their schools under the previous approach.

    Due process was a key focus of the secretary’s address. Obama-era guidelines laid out in a 2011 “dear colleague” letter guided schools to adopt a “preponderance of evidence” standard when adjudicating the guilt of an accused offender.

    “Due process is the foundation of any system of justice that seeks a fair outcome. Due process either protects everyone, or it protects no one,” DeVos said. “The notion that a school must diminish due process rights to better serve the ‘victim’ only creates more victims.”

    The secretary slammed the Obama administration for “[weaponizing]” the department’s Office of Civil Rights. Through “intimidation and coercion,” DeVos argued, her predecessors “pushed schools to overreach.”

    “Every survivor of sexual misconduct must be taken seriously. Every student accused of sexual misconduct must know that guilt is not predetermined. These are non-negotiable principles,” she emphasized.

    DeVos argued the previous system disadvantaged both survivors and students battling false allegations. “Survivors aren’t well-served when they are re-traumatized with appeal after appeal because the failed system failed the accused. And no student should be forced to sue their way to due process,” she noted.

    Though DeVos stopped short of explicitly saying the policies outlined in the Obama administration’s contested 2011 letter were rescinded, she announced the department was launching “a notice-and-comment process to incorporate the insights of all parties in developing a better way,” ushering in a new era for higher education.

    Title IX has become the scourge of many college campuses and has effectively destroyed due process for students, especially those accused of sexual assault. Under Title IX, colleges have created their own justice systems wherein the accused are often punished or scorned simply because they’ve been accused, regardless of whether the accusations prove true (an issue we’ve covered at length here at Legal Insurrection).”

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  7. The Bushes were (and are) a class act.

    Clintons, not so much. 🙂 They don’t take no for an answer (or “no fernancer” as a former boyfriend used to jokingly put it).

    Family dynasties don’t do well in American politics. Even the Kennedys, via Ted, ultimately couldn’t carry it off.

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  8. Also, he made the same mistake Kennedy and Johnson made in Viet Nam.
    He should have left Sadaam in Iraq. He was a monster, but that’s what they needed.
    Nothing good comes from trying to deal with Muslims.
    I supported him at the time, but I didn’t understand
    They should have.

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  9. Hurricane Irma will be ‘devastating’ to US – Fema head

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41203724

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    Hurricane Irma will “devastate” either Florida or neighbouring states, the head of the US federal emergency agency has said.

    Brock Long said parts of Florida would be without power for days. Half a million people in the state have been ordered to leave their homes.

    Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, affecting an estimated 1.2m people.

    At least 20 people are known to have died so far.

    It has been downgraded to a category four storm, but officials warn that it remains “extremely dangerous”.

    The US National Weather Service says that Irma was expected to bring wind speeds of around 165mph (270km/h) over the weekend as it hits Florida.

    “Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the south-eastern states,” Mr Long said.

    “The entire south-eastern United States better wake up and pay attention,” he added….

    … After ripping through Florida’s Atlantic coast, the storm is expected to move into Georgia and South Carolina.

    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said a mandatory evacuation on the state’s Atlantic coast was scheduled to begin on Saturday.

    Roads and airports have been jammed as thousands of people tried to evacuate areas at risk, with reports of fuel shortages and gridlock on some roads.

    Many tourists are stranded with no seats left on flights back to their countries as flights to and from airports in Florida are being suspended.

    Orlando’s international airport said commercial flights would stop from 17:00 local time (21:00 GMT) on Saturday.
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  10. From a Colson Center Breakpoint Article.”

    The statement was put out by a group calling itself “Christians United in Support of LGBT+ Inclusion in the Church.” The statement’s animating conviction is that “A new day is dawning in the Church, and all Christians are being called to step out boldly and unapologetically in affirmation and celebration of our LGBT+ siblings as equal participants in the Kingdom of God.”

    He, of course, is against the LGBT agendas, but A simple statement solves the problem, WRT the last statement.
    The Kingdom Of God is not for us to decide who is a participant. Our scripture is clear on this. It clearly a non issue of who participates in the Kingdom of God.
    Catholics may believe that the Pope decides.
    That’s not how I read it.

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  11. Another one falls at Fox

    Eric Bolling Out At Fox News

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/eric-bolling-fox-news_us_59b2fb2de4b0354e4411f212

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    Fox News has parted ways with host Eric Bolling, the network confirmed Friday, just over a month after an exclusive HuffPost report revealed Bolling sent inappropriate text messages to current and former female colleagues.

    “Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably,” the network said. “We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.”

    HuffPost’s report, which was based on 14 sources, revealed that at least three current and former Fox colleagues said they had received inappropriate text messages from Bolling, including photos of male genitalia.

    Less than a week after the two stories were published, Bolling filed notice that he was suing this reporter for defamation, claiming damages of $50 million. …
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  12. dj @4:42: If you’re going to mention who is leaving Fox, you might as well mention who is being re-instated…

    Charles Payne, as he opened the show: “As many of you know, I’ve been on leave for the past couple months. The situation has been reviewed and concluded. I look forward to resuming my role of helping you, our viewers, empower yourselves through investing while weaving through all the elements and news developments that impact our financial lives.”

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