20 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-6-19

  1. Democrats once again show who they support.

    Hint: It’s not you.



  2. More winning.


    “Big Trump Win: Tax Cuts Trigger Exxon Mobil To Invest Whopping $10 Billion In America’s Infrastructure”

    “On Tuesday, ExxonMobil announced it would invest a whopping $10 billion in America’s infrastructure as it develops the Golden Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Sabine Pass. According to Exxon Mobil, “Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2019 and the facility is expected to start up in 2024.”

    Darren Woods, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, stated, “Golden Pass will provide an increased, reliable, long-term supply of liquefied natural gas to global gas markets, stimulate local growth and create thousands of jobs. The extensive experience of ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum provides the expertise, resources and financial strength needed to construct and operate an integrated liquefaction and export facility in the United States.””


  3. Liar, liar…..


    “Against The Evidence, Media Keeps Insisting Terrorists Aren’t Crossing The Southern Border

    The Times is somewhere between misleading by omission and outright lying to their readers about the threats posed by lack of border security.”

    “Much of the noise accompanying President Trump’s partial justification for a wall concerns the veracity of a general threat: that Islamist terror travelers in the flow of “special interest aliens” (SIAs) might easier breach the southern border without one.

    Critics in the media vehemently argue that the administration is trafficking in ridiculous, baseless fearmongering. After President Trump said Muslim prayer rugs were intercepted at the border, one Vox article said migration from Muslim-majority countries only happened at “vanishingly small rates.” Another, in The Washington Post, called southern border migration from Muslim countries a “conspiracy theory.”

    But perhaps the most influentially misleading article on the subject came from The New York Times. On January 18, The Times published a “Fact Check” column by Linda Qiu titled “Trump’s Baseless Claim About Prayer Rugs Found at the Border.” It essentially concluded that migration from Muslim-majority countries is an unproven conspiracy theory and, even if it did happen, no one could consider it a security threat.

    The column contained numerous errors and inaccurately cited two government reports to support the story’s weak contentions. This sort of recurring problem in the media must finally be called out.

    Thousands of migrants from countries of terrorism concern do reach the southern border every year; whether they leave prayer rugs behind is irrelevant. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) professionals have, for many years, regarded this migrant traffic as a higher threat, so much so that public funds have long been earmarked for special vetting, investigation, and intelligence work.”


  4. The pre-speech analysis, the post-speech analysis and the speech itself was as entertaining as the Super Bowl for some of us. We need special snacks just for the State of the Union. What kind of snacks would that be?

    I see the little boy who said he was bullied for his last name just could not stay awake. I wonder how many adults envied him and wished they could do the same?

    I am glad the President had the concentration camp survivor and the soldier who helped free those in the camp. We need to remember and teach those who no longer seem to know this.

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  5. It’s a shame you all missed it. It was a really good speech.

    Even Democrats agree.



  6. Even some of his critics……



  7. Even the press.



  8. Schumer thinks it’s funny, but there’s nothing amusing about infanticide.


    The difference can’t get much clearer.


  9. Chas summed it up nicely. 🙂

    From what I saw of AOC in the audience, she appeared to be a teen who got to hang out with the grownups for the first time. She really didn’t seem to know what to do with herself, she exhibited the self-conscious lack of poise that young people have when they’re thrust into situations beyond their experience. Maybe she’ll grow up (and into) her new role in time but I almost felt sorry for her, she looked so awkward and uncomfortable.

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  10. https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/ralph-northam-controversy-world-without-forgiveness/

    A World without Forgiveness
    February 5, 2019 6:30 AM


    The story of Western religion is a story of redemption: of human beings sinning and then seeking redemption in repentance. Every year, Jewish congregants attend Yom Kippur services, where they confess their sins before God and pledge not to sin again. They also ask for forgiveness from those they have harmed. Catholics and Protestants believe similarly. Repentance is a key element in bringing man closer to God and in self-betterment more generally.

    As the West abandons religion, then, it is no surprise to see the West returning to a pagan standard of justice — a standard by which repentance is impossible and by which we must assume the worst about everyone else.

    How else should we read the national reaction to the case of Virginia governor Ralph Northam, and the international reaction to actor Liam Neeson? …

    … Repentance is simply not possible in our outrage culture. …

    … A world with no mercy or grace is an ugly world indeed. And we’re building that world for ourselves, brick by brick.

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  11. DJ – Nightingale tells me that there are posts on social media claiming that if a person is being encouraged to forgive someone who hurt them, then they are being gaslighted.

    That word is being tossed around a lot lately. Nightingale really was gaslighted by X, and she is quite annoyed at the overuse and misuse of the word.

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  12. I first heard that word from Carol. It’s a favorite of hers when she’s in one of her more paranoid states.

    But that is so sad that people are losing the ethic and virtue of forgiveness; again, it’s assuming the worst of the other person.


  13. Meanwhile, black face seems to be a ‘thing’ again.

    I vaguely remember some fellow high school students appearing in blackface for a performance in our auditorium but this was in the ’60s and it already was considered controversial and uncomfortable then in terms of taste (especially since we had some black students by then).

    Still, if someone has done that in the past, in a state/culture where it was still somewhat acceptable, seems to me they’re allowed to realize now that it could be/was offensive and in bad taste and be sincerely sorry for engaging in it.

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  14. My recollection is that ‘black face’ went out of style/acceptance in the early/mid ’60s at the very latest. Seemed like it was something that was still acceptable in the 1930s/’40s/’50s but certainly not after that — at least in California.

    But did it depend on what part of the country one lived in?


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