26 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-22-19

  1. Sad that the media gives this obviously mentally ill woman a platform for her delusions. She has a history of false accusations. She accused CBS president Moonves of the same.

    But exactly what I’ve come to expect. Truth never matters to them, only what they see as damaging to Trump matters.

    It’s the Kavanaugh treatment.

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  2. A CNN panel gets it right for a change.

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  3. So you’re involved from the start in the biggest hoax ever in American politics, drag it out knowing it’s all false for years, produce no proof in the end, then write a book about it to profit from the scam, all while turning the whole investigation political and making more false allegations he can’t prove just in time for the election.

    And Dems will lap it up like mother’s milk.

    Pathetic.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/21/andrew-weissmann-mueller-book-deal/

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  4. Give them the Oberlin College treatment. Make them pay. It’s the only way they’ll stop.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/06/professor-ron-sullivan-and-stephanie-robinson-speak-out-over-their-removal-as-harvard-deans/

    “Professor Ron Sullivan and Stephanie Robinson Speak Out Over Their Removal as Harvard Deans

    “Regrettably, Harvard’s administrators acted in ways grossly antagonistic to the very norms that make Harvard the epitome of higher education.”

    “Harvard Law School professor Ron Sullivan Jr. and his wife Stephanie Robinson, who also teaches at the school, were removed from their positions as residential deans for Harvard’s Winthrop House this spring.

    They were targeted by social justice warriors on campus who claimed they felt “unsafe” due to Sullivan’s decision to join the defense team of Harvey Weinstein, even though he dropped Weinstein when he learned the trial would conflict with his teaching schedule.

    The school caved to the mob and removed Sullivan and Robinson from Winthrop House. Both still have their teaching positions and are now speaking out about this situation for the first time.

    Joey Garrison reports at USA Today:

    Former Harvard dean, removed after defending Weinstein, speaks out for first time since ouster, condemns school”

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  5. I’m amazed there are rubes out there who will pay 54k a year to send their child here.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/06/swarthmore-college-offers-course-on-queering-god/

    “Swarthmore College Offers Course on ‘Queering God’

    “questions whether God is a masculine or feminine figure through the examination of feminist and queer writings”

    “Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year at Swarthmore is over $54,000.

    Campus Reform reports:

    Penn. college offers ‘Queering God’ course

    Swarthmore College offers a course on “Queering God,” most recently taught during the spring 2019 semester, that provides a feminist and queer perspective of the Bible, while also exploring God’s gender identity.

    The course, taught by Professor Gwynn Kessler, questions whether God is a masculine or feminine figure through the examination of feminist and queer writings. Its course description says the class “stretch[es] the limits of gendering-and sexing-the divine.” Key themes of the class, also outlined in the course description, include gender, embodiment, masculinity, liberation, sexuality, and feminist and queer theory.

    “Part of the student community definitely wants to have more representation and to have LGBTQ issues addressed in courses and elsewhere on campus,” a Swarthmore student, who asked to remain anonymous, told Campus Reform. “This means spreading awareness and getting people to action through taking courses like this.””

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  6. I am reading a book by Joel Rosenberg (don’t remember it’s name and don’t want to go through the process of finding out on the Kindle). Part of the book has to do with Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon. There is a segment where the mullah, who is dying of cancer, is praying to Allah, swearing by Allah’s help, that he will deliver atomic destruction to the American infidels and help bring in the Imam al-Mahdi before he dies..
    It occurred to me.
    This is exactly what is happening in Tehran right now.
    This is a religious crusade for them and Washington doesn’t know/understand that.
    No amount of sanctions will affect them. Allah has directed them to destroy unbelievers.
    They believe they have a charge from Allah. They will perform it.
    Unless someone physically intervenes.

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  7. Long overdue.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-issue-executive-order-on-health-care-price-transparency-11561051500

    “Trump to Issue Executive Order on Health-Care Price Transparency

    The president on Monday will call for insurers and doctors to disclose new details about the cost of care, a move that industry groups have resisted”

    “President Trump plans to issue an executive order Monday to compel the disclosure of prices in health care, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The order will direct federal agencies to initiate regulations and guidance that could require insurers, doctors, hospitals and others in the industry to provide information about the negotiated and often discounted cost of care, sources said.”

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  8. Fake news says what?

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    Meanwhile, here in reality……

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  9. Yep.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/22/gov-abbott-orders-additional-national-guard-troops-texas-border/

    “Gov Abbott Orders Additional National Guard Troops To Texas Border”

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    ““Congress is a group of reprobates for not addressing a crisis on our border,” said Abbott, who signed a 2020-21 state budget earlier this month that has $800 million earmarked for border security operations.

    National Guard deployments at the Texas-Mexico border have become relatively common in recent years. President Donald Trump sent troops to the border in 2018 after saying Congress wasn’t acting on border security.

    Trump’s two predecessors, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama, also temporarily sent guard troops to the border. Bush sent about 6,000 National Guard troops there in 2006. Obama deployed 1,200 in 2010.

    And Abbott’s predecessor, Republican Rick Perry, deployed state guard units as tens of thousands of migrants from Central America began crossing illegally into Texas, mainly in the Rio Grande Valley.

    It may not surprise you to know that Texas Democrats object to the additional troops being deployed to the border.

    “Deploying 1,000 new troops to the border is reckless, unnecessary, and further serves to harm our relationships with our strategic allies in Central America and Mexico,” said Gilberto Hinojosa, chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. “Trump, Abbott, Patrick, and Texas Republicans continue to demonize our border communities with their actions and rhetoric while pushing forth policies that will upend our border families’ entire way of life. Deploying new troops to the border solves nothing.”

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  10. Meanwhile the enablers, or co-conspirators if you prefer, continue to violate our laws.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/22/mayors-multiple-cities-vow-support-lawlessness/

    “Mayors In Multiple Cities Vow To Support Lawlessness”

    “The White House announced yesterday that deportation orders would be executed on illegal alien individuals and families in multiple cities this weekend. (Why we’re tipping all of them off remains a mystery.) While I suppose it was sadly inevitable, this led to some immediate pushback from Democratic mayors in these urban population centers, along with some governors. The first I heard of it was when Chicago’s new mayor, who is battling a staggering murder rate in her city, had the police tweet out that she would be forbidding Chicago PD cooperation with ICE.”

    “Then the mayors and governors of other large cities and states jumped on the bandwagon. These included New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. “

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  11. And let’s be clear about something from the start of this operation. These are not new arrivals. These are people already present in the system who for reasons of criminal records and denied asylum claims have been issued permanent removal orders by a court. They’ve already had their due process rights and were found lacking, many for criminal convictions while here.

    The press stories so far have rarely mentioned this pesky fact.

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  12. ICE raids delayed.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/22/trump-defends-immigration-actions-1376706

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    President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed for two weeks the administration’s plans to begin deporting thousands of undocumented families — just hours after defending the controversial proposal.

    “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!” Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon. …
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  13. Part of a larger, interesting piece on the west’s open land and the clash of public vs. private property

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    … In 2018, more than 20,000 Californians arrived in Idaho; home prices around Boise also jumped 17 percent. This has meant not just new subdivisions and microbreweries, but also packed schools, crowded ski trails and heightened anxiety among teachers, plumbers and others, who are finding that they can no longer afford a first home. …
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  14. Chas and Mumsee,

    Sadly, you are correct. Americans are ignoring the obvious.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/inside-the-muslim-brotherhood.php

    “INSIDE THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD”

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    “Now comes Ami Horowitz to take us “Inside the Muslim Brotherhood” in the 18-minute video below. In this excellent video, Ami investigates the origins and the motivations of the Brotherhood. From the Middle East to Europe to the USA, Ami explores the organization’s radical agenda.

    Quotable quote: “‘How closely is the Brotherhood working with the leftist and liberal organizations?’ Horowitz asks [American Brotherhood advocate Nidal Mohamed] Sakr. ‘They are my backers and they are my defenders in political circles,’ says Sakr.”

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  15. I give President Trump credit for calling off the attack on Iran yesterday. He realized that a downed drone was not worth the loss of life that would have come from the attack.

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  16. I don’t think it was really that, Karen.
    I think he suspected a trap. He could have started something more serious than a downed drone.
    Iranians took out a harmless target. A serious response could have started a real war.
    I think we need to assist Israel and Arabia in their discourse with Iran, not our troops.
    I think the American public has had enough of soldiers dying in strange lands.

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  17. There was in fact a response. An appropriate one. You wreck our tech, we return the favor. The same remains true for people. If Iran kills an American, then a more conventional response that does the same is appropriate.

    https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-secretly-struck-back-against-iranian-cyber-spies-targeting-us-ships-234520824.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

    “Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships”

    “On Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that supported last week’s limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.

    The group, which has ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, has over the past several years digitally tracked and targeted military and civilian ships passing through the economically important Strait of Hormuz, through which pass 17.4 million barrels of oil per day. Those capabilities, which have advanced over time, enabled attacks on vessels in the region for several years.

    Though sources declined to provide any further details of the retaliatory cyber operation, the response highlights how the Persian Gulf has become a staging ground for escalating digital — as well as conventional — conflict, with both the United States and Iran trying to get the upper hand with cyber capabilities.”

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  18. Trump’s reasoning.

    https://reason.com/2019/06/21/trump-is-right-killing-innocent-iranians-would-be-a-not-proportionate-response-to-downed-drone/

    “Trump Is Right: Killing Innocent Iranians Would Be a ‘Not Proportionate’ Response to Downed Drone

    Trump says he called off a planned airstrike against Iran on Thursday night, just minutes before the bombs were to be let loose.”

    “He canceled the planned attack, Trump tweeted on Friday morning, after being informed by a general that roughly 150 people would die in the assault—which was being carried out in response to Iran’s shooting down of an American drone earlier this week. Trump decided that the possible loss of life was “not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone,” per his Friday morning tweets.”

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  20. But of course with this Democrat controlled media, he’s damned either way.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/06/22/trump_everybody_said_i_was_a_warmonger_now_im_a_dove_because_i_oppose_killing_high_quality_iranians.html

    “President Trump defended his decision to not strike Iran, calling himself a man with common sense, in a media availability Saturday morning. Trump called Iranians “high quality people” and he is not interested in killing any “unless it’s absolutely necessary.” The president touted crippling sanctions on the country and said he hopes to make Iran a wealthy nation again and be their “best friend” if they give up their nuclear weapons program. Trump called the plan “Make Iran Great Again.”

    “What are the next steps with Iran? Is a possible strike off the table?” a reporter asked.

    “Well, we’ll see what is it with Iran,” Trump answered. “Everybody was saying I’m a warmonger and now they say I am a dove. I think I’m neither if you want to know the truth. I’m a man with common sense and that is what we need in this country is common sense. But I didn’t like the idea of them knowingly shooting down an unmanned drone then we kill 150 people. I didn’t like that.”

    “Just so you know, I come from New York City. In New York City, we have a lot of Iranians and they are great people,” Trump said. “I have friends who are Iranians, many friends. Living in New York City, you meet many Iranians. They’re very smart, they’re very ambitious and they have tremendous — they’re high quality people. But I have many friends that are Iranian. I don’t want to kill 150 Iranians. I understand it. I don’t want to kill 150 of anything or anybody unless it’s absolutely necessary. And most people very much agree with what I’m doing.”

    “If the leadership of Iran behaves badly then it’s going to be a very, very bad day for them but hopefully they’re smart and hopefully they really care for their people and not themselves,” Trump added.

    “If Iran wants to become a wealthy nation again, a prosperous nation — we will call it ‘let’s Make Iran Great Again,’ does that make sense? It’s okay with me. But they’re never going to do it if they think in five or six years they’re going to have a nuclear weapon. I know too much about nuclear — a lot about nuclear. And let me just tell you, they’re not going to have a nuclear weapon… They’re not going to have a nuclear weapon and when they agree to that they are going to have a wealthy country. They are going to be so happy. And I am going to be their best friend. I hope that happens. I hope that happens. But it may not,” Trump told reporters.”

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  21. Like I said on Friday…….. This is their end game.

    This is what Dems are really after with illegals. This census will be an interesting one.

    And again, note that it’s the illegals Dems’ are worried about pandering to, not citizens. With enough illegals counted, they can take control of the House for eternity because seats are based on counts. Exclude the illegals, and Dems are screwed.

    “Newly released census data show, for the first time, that the total population of children in America under 15 is now majority nonwhite.

    Any future political maps that exclude those children and noncitizens would further depress the power of urban areas that tend to vote Democratic and that are already structurally disadvantaged in redistricting.

    Groups that sued to block the citizenship question argue that the Trump administration’s true goal — hinted at in recent documents unearthed in the litigation — is to set this chain of events in motion. Even without these larger changes, a citizenship question that deters some immigrants from participating in the census could affect congressional apportionment…

    Any change would be particularly meaningful in Texas, where the citizen voting-age population is 10 percentage points more non-Hispanic white than the state as a whole. The citizen voting-age population is also 20 points more white than the state’s child population.”

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  22. This story is tragic.

    But I have to ask, how the heck did police allow someone who just killed 7 people and injured at least 3 others to leave and just disappear?

    https://news.yahoo.com/7-dead-3-hurt-fiery-085437176.html

    “Investigators pleaded Saturday for members of the public to come forward with information that could help them determine why a pickup truck hauling a trailer collided with a group of 10 motorcycles on a rural highway, killing seven bikers.

    The crash in remote northern New Hampshire involved members of Marine JarHeads, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses, authorities said. The tragedy sent shockwaves through New England’s communities of motorcyclists and military veterans, which often overlap.

    “When something like this happens, we all feel it,” said Cat Wilson, who organizes a motorcycle charity event in Massachusetts and is a friend of some of the crash victims. “There is no tighter community than our biker community.”

    Authorities identified the pickup driver as Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, an employee of a Springfield, Massachusetts, company called Westfield Transport.

    Zhukovskyy survived the accident, did not need to be hospitalized and has not been charged, authorities said, but they didn’t address details on his whereabouts. A phone listing for him couldn’t be found.

    Dartanyan Gasanov, the owner of Westfield Transport, told The Boston Globe that he planned to talk to investigators Monday and has been unable to reach Zhukovskyy, who has not been answering phone calls.”

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