18 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-21-19

  1. I see on Google that Kamela Harris is running for president.
    I guess I need to Google to see who Kamela Harris is.
    I’m beginning to rethink my run for president again.
    I have as much chance as Kamela Harris.

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  2. She is a senator from California.
    Ill admit that she is better looking than I am.
    But on that criterion, the woman on Fox Y Friends gets my vote.

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  3. Another failed favorite narrative of the pro-abortion crowd.

    A court has ruled the videos of PP selling baby parts are authentic and not the doctored videos the left has always claimed they were.

    http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/18/court-rules-undercover-videos-planned-parenthood-selling-baby-body-parts-authentic/

    “Court Rules Undercover Videos Of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Body Parts As Authentic

    The court ruling refutes Planned Parenthood’s own talking points about how the CMP videos were “highly edited.””

    “The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state of Texas can strip taxpayer subsidies from Planned Parenthood, primarily based on evidence found in undercover videos of the abortion provider’s involvement in harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts for profit.

    The undercover videos in question were first released in 2015 by David Daleiden, founder and project lead at the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), and scrutinized by Planned Parenthood and members of the media as “deceptively edited.”

    “Planned Parenthood for years has been smearing us trying to say the videos were not accurate or somehow misleading,” Daleiden said in an interview with Federalist contributor DC McAllister. “The Fifth Circuit explicitly found in their ruling last night that the Center for Medical Progress’ videos are authentic…and could be relied upon by Texas and by others as the regulatory and other enforcement proceedings.””

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  4. Oh look, actual collusion……

    And speaking of false narratives….

    http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/17/top-mueller-officials-coordinated-with-fusion-gps-spouse-in-2016/

    “Top Mueller Officials Coordinated With Fusion GPS Spouse In 2016

    The Department of Justice’s Bruce Ohr claimed he repeatedly said information was not verified, risked bias, and had been obtained under political circumstances.”

    “A senior Department of Justice official says he repeatedly and specifically told top officials at the FBI and DOJ about dossier author Christopher Steele’s bias and his employer Fusion GPS’ conflicts of interest, information they kept hidden from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. These conversations involved high-level officials, including some who are now senior officials in the special counsel probe. And the conversations began taking place in the earliest days of August 2016, much earlier than previously revealed to congressional investigators seeking to learn the facts about the FBI’s decision to spy on the Trump campaign.”
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    “Ohr also admitted he was talking to top DOJ officials about his chats with Steele and Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson. (For what it’s worth, Simpson testified under oath that he had not met with Ohr during the campaign but Ohr testified that the two did meet during the campaign.)

    Mr. Gowdy. Who at the Department knew that you were talking to Chris Steele and Glenn Simpson?
    Mr. Ohr. I spoke with some people in the Criminal Division, other career officials who dealt with some of these matters. So —
    Mr. Gowdy. Any of them have names?
    Mr. Ohr. Yes. So I was about to tell you. One of them was Bruce Swartz, who is the Counselor for International Affairs in the Criminal Division; a person who was working with him at the time, working on similar matters in the Criminal Division was Zainab Ahmad; and a third person who was working on some — some of the matters I believe was Andrew Weissman.

    Bruce Swartz was deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division. Andrew Weissmann was the head of the criminal division’s fraud section. A top official on the special counsel, Weissmann is known for destroying the 85,000-employee Arthur Andersen before the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the conviction he got. Zainab Ahmad also works for the special counsel. She previously worked for none other than Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as this glowing profile of her in The New Yorker details.

    That Ohr was briefing one of Lynch’s top deputies, and heads of various divisions, counters the previous narrative that Justice officials were in the dark about Ohr’s work. That it took place in late summer refutes the claims he only got involved after the election. Ohr also testified that he met with Peter Strzok and others.”

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  5. And just one more thing on the supposed actions of the MAGA teens.

    It’s funny how the press, Dems, and the left in general call Antifa a grassroots uprising, provide them cover and make excuses for them while they burn, loot, assault, and destroy public and private property, yet these kids did none of that and I’m supposed to not only believe it’s the worst thing ever, but that they are far worse than Antifa. And that they are deserving of death threats and threats of violence, unlike Antifa…..

    Riiiiiiight………. Sure thing! 👍

    Get real. 🙄

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  6. @ 9:57 Illustrates the problem they have.
    There is a hatred for Trump in the mainstream media that is even beyond the hatred for Nixon.
    I’m hoping, for their sake, that Trump gets re-elected in 2020.
    Trump is all they have for news.

    It isn’t the wall they hate.
    It isn’t any of his policies they hate.
    It’s Trump they hate.

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  7. As they should…….

    And note that it wasn’t just the leftist press that fell for this. The right did too. Well, at least the NeverTrump right, who was just looking to bash someone in a MAGA hat.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/20/covington-catholic-school-protestors-apologies/

    “APOLOGIES ROLL IN FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL PROTESTERS AS FULLER PICTURE OF EVENTS EMERGES”

    “It was the hate crime of the century.

    Or so some in the media appeared to think, judging by the condemnations and mass hysteria that followed initial footage of a group of Covington Catholic High School students — some of whom were wearing MAGA hats — supposedly harassing an older Native American man.

    Except, what may have seemed to be one thing at first turned out to be something else altogether:

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  8. Fury first, then the facts.

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  9. Trump Derangement Syndrome is such an ugly disease. Especially when mass outbreaks occur.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/the_madness_of_crowds_and_what_lies_ahead.html

    “In his 1841 book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Scottish journalist Charles Mackay chronicled the history of the phenomena we now see gripping the Resistance movement to the Trump presidency. Writing on national delusions, moral panics, economic bubbles, and herd behavior, Mackay observed, “We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.”

    Mackay documents the manias that made traders turn tulips into the most expensive objects on earth in the mid-1600s, caused Christian communities in the American colonies to torture and execute “witches,” and caused European nobles to sponsor alchemists to turn base metals into gold (and imprison them until they succeeded). Of these and many other episodes of mass hysteria, Mackay wrote, “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”

    In the present madness commonly known as “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” the Resistance is led, in order of influence, by Hollywood entertainers, New York City journalists, and Washington Democrat politicians. By any objective measure, all three groups have failed utterly at their primary jobs to entertain, inform, and lead – at least in any way that inspires, educates, or solves problems. Instead, the most notable features of these groups is their desperate need for attention (in an age of unprecedented media saturation) and their obsession with being seen as morally superior to us commoners – the latter to justify the former. Two ingredients combined to create the alchemy of madness now consuming our national politics.

    The first was the presidential candidacy and election of an outsider who promised to break the cultural and economic elite’s grip on Washington that had inflicted such massive harm on the nation and middle America. Donald Trump emerged as a blunt-spoken real-estate developer and reality TV star with a long history of skewering the social, economic, and foreign policies of the ruling classes.

    The second ingredient was the work of fiction commissioned by the standard-bearer for the ruling elite known as the “dossier.” Hillary Clinton and her former president husband were consummate Washington insiders and master practitioners of the dark art of dirty politics. The dossier deviously deployed a previous moral panic – the Red Scare of the 1950s – to accuse Trump of being a Manchurian candidate controlled by our formerly communist enemies in the Kremlin. Never mind that Russia is no longer communist and is now a mere shadow of the former Soviet superpower.”

    That Trump proposed and pursued policies directly contrary to Russia’s vital interests, most notably unleashing America’s vast energy resources and rebuilding our depleted military, was irrelevant to the present-day witch-hunters. Russia’s economy is entirely dependent on petroleum, and it is in no position economically to engage in another arms race. For her part, Hillary opposed fossil fuels and increased military spending. Contrary to Trump, she wanted to keep Obama’s agreement that would allow Russia’s ally Iran to become a nuclear power. But it was entirely lost on our betters that it was Clinton, not Trump, espousing policies more aligned with Russia’s interests. The madness of the elite crowd had been unleashed.”

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  10. You all know who else stood still and smiled sometimes? Yep, Adolph Hitler.

    The blowup over the Covington kids was crazy ridiculous, of course. Worst mass rush to judgement I may ever have seen. Even from just the short, originally-distributed clip, it’s hard to see anything outrageous. I first saw the clip the night of the event when a facebook friend posted it, insisting it was proof everyone in a MAGA hat is a rabid racist. I could see how there *could* have been something outrageous that the video didn’t show, and that it might be prudent to refrain from *defending* the kid(s) until more evidence came out, but at their worst, none of the clips in circulation, neither immediately after the incident nor now that a bunch more videos have made the rounds, incriminated the kids beyond maybe just being a little obnoxious. Maybe.

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  11. SolarPancake – When I first saw the short video, with the explanation that the boy was purposely blocking Mr. Phillips’ way, I thought his smile seemed so arrogant. Now that I understand the full story, and can see how what looked arrogant was actually awkwardness.

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  12. And now they’re doubling down on the stupid.

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  13. Yeah Kizzie I can see making that interpretation, too, although it’s still pretty sparse evidence to go on, but as a former awkward teen guy myself, I figured the “awkward” take was a pretty good possibility, also. I think that was the case.

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  14. Re: The gesture- It’s always been the OK sign to me. What do the snowflakes/I-see-racism-everywhere-white-people-are crowd think it means?

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  15. It’s supposed to be some signal/gesture that the alt-right uses, at least to the left.

    To everyone else in history, it’s meant what you said. The OK sign.

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