14 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-1-19

  1. Uh….. so much for Mayor Pete.

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    Corruption in his Housing Authority, which is filled with people he appointed.

    https://wsbt.com/news/local/fbi-police-presence-at-south-bend-housing-authority-offices

    “One resident called management here dirty.

    She says staff give Section 8 vouchers to friends and family ahead of single mothers and people dealing with homelessness.

    Residents say there are a lot of maintenance and repair issues as well.

    If any of those issues sparked this FBI investigation, it’s not clear yet.

    City leaders — including the mayor, councilors, and commissioners — didn’t have any information to share with us.

    Virginia Calvin, one of the board members for the Housing Authority, says she can’t tell us anything until the investigation wraps up.”

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    But he wins points for taking the Obama defense. “The first I heard about it was in the press….” even though he’s been active in their work.

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  2. Well look at that. The Republican woman running against Cummings already has done more than he did in 30 years.

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  3. St. Ronnie the Racist?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/ronald-reagans-racist-conversation-richard-nixon/595102/

    “Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon

    In newly unearthed audio, the then–California governor disparaged African delegates to the United Nations.”

    “The day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at the delegates who had sided against the United States. “Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan said. “Yeah,” Nixon interjected. Reagan forged ahead with his complaint: “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries—damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Nixon gave a huge laugh.”

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  4. How our govt enabled this pervert and caused more victims……

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7306597/Jeffrey-Epstein-got-sweetheart-plea-deal-FBI-informant-government-records-reveal.html

    “Jeffrey Epstein became an FBI INFORMANT to secure sweetheart deal and shut down federal probe into the pedophile’s abuse of underage girls, government records reveal

    The FBI closed out their probe of Jeffrey Epstein in September 2008 after two years of interviewing victims and speaking to witnesses

    The last report, on September 18, 2008, notes that Epstein ‘provided information to the FBI as agreed upon’, according to the case agent

    It further states that ‘no prosecution will occur in this matter as long as Epstein continues to uphold his agreement with the State of Florida’

    No agents visited Epstein in jail so it is unclear when he spoke to them, but his assistant Story Cowles visited almost every day and acted as his emissary

    Cowles would claim to be a paralegal when he signed in, as only lawyers and doctors were approved to visit the convict”

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  5. I have been “out of circulation (9months and 17 days, but who’s counting?)” but nothing much seems to have changed with politics. Democrats are sweet and loving and Republicans are still evil, hateful racists.

    It sure is hard talking with my tongue in my cheek.

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  6. I saw a few clips from the debate.The expectation is that this field will narrow down to Sanders, Warren, Harris & Biden pretty quickly. And Biden apparently had a bad night, getting rattled as he faced incoming attacks from all of the rest. Could the far-out Dems really just self-destruct in 2020? It’s looking that way right now unless they somehow “get a clue.”

    The Reagan remarks were just flat-out ugly. I was so sorry to read about that yesterday. What a stain on his reputation.

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  7. From the powerline review of last night’s debate:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/07/the-democratic-debate-night-two-where-mediocrity-is-good-enough.php

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    … I was happy to see Andrew Yang in the fourth slot tonight, despite having been frozen out of the first debate. I think he also spoke less tonight than the others, but wasn’t frozen out.

    Yang sounds like an intelligent guy until he tries to convince us that giving $1,000 a month to every American will solve our problems. Unfortunately, he says that a lot.

    Yang also said we should pay people to stay out of jail. What a sucker I am. I’ve stayed out for free the past 50 years.

    Yang offered a unique solution to climate change — move to higher ground. At least he recognizes the possibility that man can adapt to the “existential threat” we face.

    Jay Inslee recognizes no such thing. Elect him or face extinction. Not an easy choice. …
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  8. And this at the end of the above post. Too funny:

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    … Bill de Blasio was earnest and considerably less sensible than anyone else on the stage. He went Howard Beale tonight, saying that “Americans don’t have to take it anymore” and promising to “tax the hell out of the rich.”

    Tonight was the last we’ll see of him in a presidential debate, thank God.
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