24 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-10-19

  1. Like I said…. reading from the same script….

    Calling Trump a ‘Racist’ — Now a 2020 Dem/Media Talking Point

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/08/09/calling_trump_a_racist_–_now_a_2020_dem_talking_point_140975.html

    “The race is still young but certain requirements are quickly emerging for whoever will become the Democratic presidential nominee.

    A candidate must support some sort of universal health care. He or she needs a plan for gun control — banning so-called assault weapons and demanding expanded background checks are the current preferred starting points. An aspiring president also has to have a plan for climate change (Green New Deal or equivalent).

    And something else may be required to become the party’s standard-bearer: The candidate who would take on President Trump in the general election must call him a racist during the primary.

    “The Dems new weapon is actually their old weapon, one which they never cease to use when they are down, or run out of facts, RACISM!” Trump tweeted aboard Air Force One after visiting with survivors of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

    Whether his analysis of the candidates’ motive is correct, he is right that this kind of condemnation is now commonplace. Of all the candidates who appeared on the last primary debate stage, each now labels the president a racist or accuses him of promoting bigotry to advance his own political agenda.

    If the specifics are new, the sentiments are not.”

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  2. The residents of Baltimore are destroying the Dem/Media narrative. And they don’t seem to be fans of Sharpton either.

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    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50364/reporter-confronts-residents-about-trumps-amanda-prestigiacomo

    “On Monday, street reporter Austen Fletcher, a.k.a “Fleccas,” released about ten minutes of footage of West Baltimore residents talking about the conditions of the area and how they felt about President Donald Trump’s recent comments concerning West Baltimore — which the mainstream media and many top Democrats framed as racist.

    The residents told a grim story about the decline of the area they love, plagued by crime and murder, and said Trump was right in his assessment even if, as one female put it, she’s still “Team Obama.”

    Fleccas also highlighted another inconsistency within the mainstream narrative. When controversial activist Rev. Al Sharpton popped up in West Baltimore following Trump’s comments, residents heckled the political figure, calling him a “phony” and a “hustler” and asking why he only comes around during politically opportune times.

    “It’s just sad man, everyday I’m crying inside because I wake up and I’m still here. It used to be okay, but it’s not now,” one man told Fleccas’ crew.

    Another woman with a legally obtained firearm on her hip, said, “You can’t go home without feeling a threat of being shot, you’re scared to walk anywhere. … The violence is that bad.”

    “Baltimore city is definitely ‘Murderland,’” she later added. “There are contracts out here for nothing, to kill someone for less than $100. The statement is definitely true. I got my gun permit eight years ago. You really have to feel some type of way that you have to be armed to live in Baltimore city — granted, mine is legal.””

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  3. A man on suicide watch cannot kill himself.
    By himself.
    Lots of people wanted him dead, not only the Clintons.
    But they are good at arranging things like that.
    Not accusing, just observing.

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  4. But either way, it sounds like it certainly merits an investigation.

    ABC:

    His death came less than three weeks after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the federal prison in Lower Manhattan, with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted, sources told ABC News. He was placed on suicide watch following the July 23 incident, but was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.

    The FBI is investigating the incident, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

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  5. And BTW, kudos to the Miami Herald for its investigative role in all of this:

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    Local Reporting Makes a Difference

    In her year-long investigation of Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown tracked down more than 60 women who said they were victims of abuse and revealed the full story behind the sweetheart deal cut by Epstein’s powerhouse legal team.

    Since the Herald published ‘Perversion of Justice’ in November 2018, a federal judge ruled the non-prosecution agreement brokered by then South Florida U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta was illegal, Epstein was arrested on sex trafficking charges in New York state, Acosta resigned as U.S. Secretary of Labor, and Epstein killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell.

    Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article233742972.html#storylink=cpy

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  6. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article233742972.html

    Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein kills himself in N.Y. jail; U.S. inquiry launched
    BY JULIE K. BROWN
    AUGUST 10, 2019 09:33 AM

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    U.S. Attorney General William Barr has opened a federal investigation into the suicide of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who was found unresponsive Saturday morning in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, a federal prison where he had been housed awaiting trial.

    Federal sources say that paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive Epstein after he was found hanging in his cell about 6:30 a.m.

    The facility, in Lower Manhattan, is considered one of the most secure federal prisons in the nation, which raises questions about how it was possible that Epstein — one of its highest-profile inmates — would have been able to kill himself.

    Epstein, 66, allegedly tried to harm himself several weeks ago, so at one point he was on suicide watch, though it appears that he was taken off suicide watch since then. The Miami Herald was unsuccessful in reaching a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons, which operates the facility. …

    … Victims and their families were stunned to learn of his death Saturday morning.

    Jena-Lisa Jones, who was molested by Epstein when she was 14, said that he took the coward’s way out.

    “I just can’t believe it. We were finally feeling that we might have some justice after all these years,’’ she said, her voice cracking.

    Eva Ford, the mother of victim Courtney Wild, was angry.

    “How does someone who is this high profile commit suicide? They had to have cameras on him! Someone must have been paid to look the other way,’’ Ford said.

    “I just want wanted him to be held accountable for his actions. I would never wish that somebody would die but he took the easy way out,’’ said victim Michelle Licata. …
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  7. And my first thought was how much money it was going to save the tax payers and being thankful we don’t have to hear every sordid detail.

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  8. As long as no one slips away from their due punishment. There were a lot of other people involved in this sordid tale. Rich and famous bottom feeders leaving behind damaged young lives; they need to be held accountable.

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  9. Keep in mind they are pursuing others, like his assistant as well. This isn’t over and some of that is gonna come out.

    Take this for what it’s worth…. But it does all seem awful convenient for some.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7344785/Jeffrey-Epstein-told-guards-tried-KILL-weeks-hanged-himself.html

    “Jeffrey Epstein told guards and inmates that someone tried to KILL HIM weeks before he hanged himself – as questions mount over why the millionaire pedophile was taken off suicide watch just as sex slave lawsuit named his powerful friends

    Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday morning

    However, a source who has seen Epstein in recent weeks has told DailyMail.com that ‘there was no indication he might try to take his own life’

    The insider further claims the financier had told prison guards and fellow inmates that he feared someone had tried to kill him

    Epstein, 66, was briefly hospitalized on July 24 after being found semi-conscious on the floor of his jail cell

    It is unclear whether he attempted suicide or whether was attacked

    The millionaire was not on suicide watch at the time he took his own life on Saturday, sparking outrage from top Washington figures

    Attorney General Will Barr has ordered both the FBI and the Inspector General to open investigations into Epstein’s death

    Epstein’s death comes just 24 hours after explosive court documents were unsealed implicating several powerful men in Epstein’s sex scandals

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  11. Hanging yourself seems like it would be an almost impossible chore in a prison.
    1. You have a strong rope.
    2. You need something to hang the rope onto. Seems like those things should be designed out of prisons.
    3. You need a stool or other device to stand on to attach the rope to the device.
    4. You need to do all this quickly and quietly.
    I doubt that. I think he had help.
    I know lots of people age glad.

    But I think they shouldn’t be. If I were an evil multi-million air. I would keep a library of names, recordings, etc., especially of the famous people.

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  12. No-no-no, tell me he didn’t really do that …

    From FoxNews:

    ~ President Trump added fuel to the conspiracy theories surrounding multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide on Saturday when he retweeted a post that implied former President Bill Clinton was linked to Epstein’s death.

    The tweet came from self-described comedian Terrence K. Williams who echoed many on social media in suggesting a connection between the Clintons and Epstein, who previously was an acquaintance of the former president. ~

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  13. Just make it up as you go, right Joe?

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-10/biden-says-he-was-vice-president-during-the-parkland-shooting

    “Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place. Except, it happened in 2018, more than a year after he left office — the latest gaffe by the Democratic presidential front-runner.

    Biden told reporters in Iowa on Saturday that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” But when they visited Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress, lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.”

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  14. Remember this come election time. They would rather see you and the country’s economy suffer than to lose to Trump again.

    They’re rooting against America. And of course there’s NBC presstitute Richard Engel bobbleheading in agreement, like the biased fraud he is.

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  15. So let me guess…..

    The cameras mysteriously failed as well?

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