31 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-9-19

  1. It doesn’t matter how much ISIS land you take, now how many ISIS men you capture.
    They are still ISIS and will continue to cause trouble in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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  2. From Tea Party pac:

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Busted For Laundering Money To Pay Boyfriend

    Seems that so many things are backward these days. It used to be the other way around.


  3. Concerning the Congresswoman’s comments about the Jews and Israel. She has made no misstatements. She is Muslim. That is what they believe. Jews have no claim to the Holy Land and will eventually be eliminated. I started out this morning to expound on these points I just made. But my 89 (almost) year old eyes won’t let me.
    Instead: I have copied a couple of things I already have on my computer. They may explain some things.
    Our leaders need to read the “Koran.”. It is not the NEXT big thing. It is NOW.

    “People from Eastern Islamic cultures generally assess truth through lines of authority, not individual reasoning.
    Islamic cultures tend to establish people of high status as authorities. Whereas in western culture is reason itself.
    “Muchof the west’s inability to understand the East stems from the paradigmatic schism between honor-shame cultures and innocence-guilt cultures

    Sura 47:3 “When you encounte infidels,r strike off their heads till you have made a great slaughter among them .and of the rest, make fast the fetters.”

    Bush kept saying, “Islam is a religion of peace”. He had to say that. But it isn’t so.
    Read their history. And the Koran.

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  4. Here’s the proper response to the bigot.

    Hint to Democrats…… Be like these 2, Name her, don’t hide her bigotry.


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  5. Further vindication for Trump, and further proof it’s always been a witch hunt.


    “The transcript from a private interview with Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official who acted as an unofficial back channel between the FBI and the author of the so-called Trump dossier, released in surprise fashion on Friday.

    Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, took to the House floor and asked that the unredacted transcript from August 2018 be put on the record.

    “Mr. Speaker, last Congress, the Judiciary Committee interviewed multiple DOJ and FBI officials about their actions regarding the 2016 elections,” Collins said.

    “People anticipate the Mueller report soon. Will he find any so-called ‘collusion’? Or was the only ‘collusion’ among agency personnel who hated the president and started this investigation?” he added. “Our interview transcripts were pertinent to a congressional investigation, but the 115th Congress ended, the investigation was closed, and copies were shared with certain members of Congress.”

    Excerpts of Ohr’s testimony before a joint task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees have already been leaked to the media. After the roughly eight-hour interview, Republican lawmakers said Ohr’s testimony conflicted with some of the past statements they’ve heard from others as they investigate how the government decided to investigate President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

    Ohr, who previously worked as the associate deputy attorney general and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, told investigators about his communications with dossier author Christopher Steele, and passed along Steele’s research to the FBI even after Steele was dropped as an FBI source for providing confidential information to the media.”

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  6. ————————


    “President Trump and first lady Melania Trump flew to tornado-wracked eastern Alabama on Friday to survey the damage from a deadly tornado that devastated a small town, killing nearly two dozen people.

    The president toured rural Lee County, where 23 people died Sunday in a massive EF4 tornado that carved a path of destruction nearly a mile wide with 170-mph winds.

    Air Force One landed at a military base along the Georgia border, where Trump boarded a chopper for an aerial tour of some of the damage.

    He and Melania later arrived in Beauregard — which took a direct hit — to meet with survivors of the storm.”

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  7. Democrats show their hand.


    “House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice.

    The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting.

    “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure.

    The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader debate on Democrats’ major legislative priority this year, HR 1, the “For the People Act,” which includes historic expansions of voter registration and access, as well as a major rewrite of campaign finance laws.”

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  8. Like I said….


    “Over 100 Congressional Democrats Vote To Lower Voting Age to 16

    The amendment failed. This time.”

    “The left has an historical ability to appeal to the young. Given that polls and studies show that the majority of people outgrow their wide-eyed, ill-conceived leftist idealism, the left is ramping up its attempts to sell its shiny, empty promises to our nation’s youth.

    In keeping with their decades-long attempts to shore up a permanent Democrat majority, the House voted Thursday on a measure to lower the voting age to 16.

    The amendment to HR1, introduced by freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), was rejected, but 125 Democrats—and one Republican, Rep. Michael Burgess (TX)—voted for it.

    In making her case for her proposed amendment, Pressley argued that high school students are leading the charge on gun control and therefore deserve the right to vote.”


  9. Well this was going to happen at some point, what with unemployment being at historic lows…..

    And they have been revising up, but still….


    “Ouch: Economy Only Added 20,000 Jobs in February

    Wage growth is one bright spot in a dismal jobs report.”

    “Holy cow, what a drop off. The February jobs report shows the economy only added 20,000 jobs last month. Experts predicted 180,000 jobs.

    However, the unemployment rate fell to 3.8%.

    From The Wall Street Journal:

    Some of the pullback in February hiring was likely payback after back-to-back months of strong job gains. Revised figures show employers added 311,000 jobs in January and 227,000 in December, a net upward revision of 12,000.

    A tighter labor market, in theory, should also translate into faster wage growth, as employers compete for scarce labor. Friday’s report showed that is materializing: Wages rose 3.4% from a year earlier in February, a pace last matched in April 2009.

    Average hourly earnings for all private-sector workers increased 11 cents last month to $27.66.

    Business-services glowed in the jobs report as that sector added 42,000 jobs. The healthcare profession added 21,000. Construction jobs took a hit since it only added 31,000 jobs.

    According to CNBC, “leisure and hospitality, a key component of the recovery, was flat for the month.””


  10. Interesting, Aj links Trump hugging victims. Left wing sites have pictures showing Trump signing Bibles.

    The Democrats played the faux outrage of the Republicans perfectly and ensuring Pelosi kept the leftists happy. In the end some Republicans felt compelled to vote against an antisemitism resolution simply because it also included other forms of discrimination. I wonder where their moral outrage was in Charlottesville.

    Lowering the vote age has been proposed before simply as a way of getting youth into the habit of voting. I don’t think it will change election outcomes since 16 yr olds have similar views as their parents. Its when they leave home that they may change.


  11. Chas,
    Your source is correct to contrasts rule of law/rational countries with honour based societies. However the latter does not require a specific religion. You can find honour based societies in various cultures and religions. In Europe you can see honour influencing society in the Balkans and southern Italy, and to a certain extent eastern Europe. Sometimes the decline of the rule of law leads to honour rules, see El Salvador and Honduras. Other times the rule of law has yet to be the standard approach. Saudi Arabia is a good example.

    For the most part rule of law dominates just northwest Europe, the Anglosphere, and a few Asia countries. In terms of culture influence its Protestantism and then the subsequent secular Enlightenment. The Asian rule of law derives from eastern religions and then the adaptation of western ideas. Japan of course is the best example.


  12. These resolutions seem meaningless to me anyway unless it’s a form of particular censure where someone is named and stripped of committee appointments for cause.This one was not that.

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  13. No offense, HRW, but out here the children are lobbied pretty hard IN school by the teachers and administrators on how to tell their parents to vote.

    I think 18 is young enough. Sometimes they even have jobs by then and may actually have had to pay taxes. 😦

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  14. My liberal friend does not believe that infanticide is becoming lawful anywhere. She used Fact Checker to read the NY law and said it is not in there. She wants a source she can believe. What should I use? I think she will not trust any conservative source.


  15. Snopes gets it wrong again.



    “The left-leaning fact-checking website Snopes butchered facts about a PAC controlled by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide in a story published Thursday.

    Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her former campaign chair and current chief of staff, obtained majority control of Justice Democrats in December 2017. The PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, has been widely credited with manufacturing her upset victory over incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley.

    Snopes writer Dan MacGuill falsely claimed in his story that Chakrabarti, who served as executive director of Justice Democrats, “was not an official agent or officer” of the PAC. He also failed to acknowledge the fact that Chakrabarti and Ocasio-Cortez are members of the PAC’s three-member board of directors, according to archived versions of the Justice Democrats website and corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    Chakrabarti began serving as Executive Director of Justice Democrats in January 2017, according to his LinkedIn.”

    “Snopes joins CNN, ABC News, NBC News, The Washington Post, Business Insider and Market Watch in failing to disclose the facts surrounding Ocasio-Cortez’s control over the PAC in stories about the freshman Democrat’s mounting campaign finance scandals.

    Archived copies of the Justice Democrats website reveal Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti held “legal control over” the PAC starting in December 2017, and that Chakrabarti was one of its “major players” up until January 2019.

    Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti continue to serve as “governors” of Justice Democrats, according to the PAC’s filings with the Washington, D.C. Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs.”


  16. Crying away. The military CAN let a man go if the CO determines he’s better at home than in the field.

    My situation was nothing like this, but my husband’s CO let him, the Engineer, travel home with us from a trip to England (where the boys and I had met the submarine for a vacation).That wonderful CO–the best one he ever had–figured he had two engineer-qualified LTs, so why not let his real engineer enjoy a vacation with his wife and his 1 and 3 year old children?

    Squadron asked several times, “You’re giving the Engineer leave to NOT ride the boat home?”

    Just last week, I reread a desperately-needing-editing novel I wrote eight years ago in which the submarine CO let the Engineer fly home early when his wife went into labor with twins. Very timely for me!

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  17. This can only help Trump’s re-election.

    AOC in her own words …



    “One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens. So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country.”

    Wait, there’s more.

    “And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s like because these one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.’”

    What is she talking about? …


  18. She’s just so enamored with the sound of her own voice that content has become irrelevant. It’s more a stream of conscience type thing at this point, that only the enlightened like her understand. A translation is in the works for us rubes, but much of it won’t translate well. 🙂

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  19. This guy seems to have had enough of AOC’s word salad too. 🙂

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  20. Despite her father, I have some respect for Liz Cheney and understand her rationale. But I do wonder the motivation of other Republicans and I wonder if they’re the same who invited a white supremacist to Congress after Steve King was disciplined.

    Despite my respect for Cheney I thought her statement was over the top and guilty of what the right complains about the left. Manufacturing faux outrage to shut down debate.

    The US needs to debate its foreign policy and relationship to Israel without yelling antisemitism. One can interpret Omar’s comments to question why some congressmen support Israel despite their foreign policy not being in US interests. (Eg. Destabilizing Syria/Iraq is not in US interests)

    I understand the dual loyalty comment echos an old slur about Jews having two loyalties but Omar was actually criticizing Christian Republican congressmen.


  21. Michelle,
    I highly doubt a teacher can overcome parental influence in a 16 yr old. If I’m that influential in a 14 yr olds life, its the fault of the parenting not my heavy handed teaching ( which actually isn’t heavy handed) . Its also a matter of how a child interprets the teacher and misunderstandings are common.


  22. I understood every word of the AOC quotes and she’s also correct.

    I dont think Trump supporters can make word salad jokes….try reading a Trump transcript.


  23. Watched a Bill Maher clip yesterday. The Republican guest was asked which Democrat candidate scared him and could win. He replied, Biden.

    Personally I think both Biden and Sanders can beat Trump ptobably not the rest. Those two will turn the Rust Belt blue again….Penn, Mich, Wis, Minn…and Trump will listen.


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