22 thoughts on “News/Politics 5-9-20

  1. Don’t be Sweden.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/swedens-covid-19-death-toll-horrifying-says-scientist/ar-BB13Kx1j?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

    “”We are starting to near 3,000 deceased, a horrifyingly large number,” noted the chief epidemiologist at Sweden’s public health agency, Anders Tegnell, at a press conference on Wednesday.

    Tegnell, who has been leading the country’s COVID-19 response and previously defended the nation’s decision not to impose a lockdown, this week admitted he was “not convinced” the unconventional anti-lockdown strategy was the best option to take.

    “I’m not convinced at all – we are constantly thinking about this,” Tegnell told Aftonbladet, the Swedish newspaper based in the capital Stockholm.”

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  2. More fake news….

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  3. They lie to the media, but tell a different story under oath.

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    And this would explain a lot.

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  4. More lies exposed.

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  6. Let’s hope so.

    “Reckoning”

    https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2020/05/08/reckoning-n2568455

    “reck·on·ing (noun) – the avenging or punishing of past mistakes or misdeeds.

    When one writes a regular opinion column, one is often faced with multiple major stories in the news that deserve further analysis and context that inspire thought and even passion from one’s readers. Today, those of us in this noble trade are faced with a serious quandary: Where to begin?

    – Do we celebrate the partial justice delivered to American patriot Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as the Justice Department properly withdrew criminal charges against him?

    – Do we focus on the nefarious actions of the Comey FBI and Lynch Justice Department under Barack Obama that led to the vengeful vendetta against the general?

    – Do we discuss the duplicity and corruption of the Mueller investigators in using the FBI’s dirty work to threaten Flynn’s family and basically coerce a false guilty plea from him?

    – Do we pivot to the other major news item of the day and delve into the voluminous House Intel testimony that was finally released thanks to the herculean efforts of Acting ODNI Richard Grenell?

    – Do we explain how Rep. Adam Schiff has been fully exposed as the lying, defamatory charlatan that he truly is as the testimony proves that he never saw the direct evidence proving Trump/Russia collusion as he has claimed for the past several years?

    You see the challenge.

    If one is to take the proverbial 35,000-foot view of all these stories and focuses one’s eyes as if they are trying to discover the 3-D picture in one of those tacky 90s “magic eye” pictures, one image clearly appears.

    President Barack Obama is at the center of all of this. Indeed, Obama oversaw it all, from the start.

    The investigation of Flynn. The surveillance of Carter Page and George Papadopolous. The Steele Dossier infection of the FISA courts. The Kangaroo Court hearings. The Special Counsel investigation built on known fictions.

    None of it happens without Obama.”

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    Neck deep, and the worst political scandal in history.

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  7. Huh.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-supreme-court-reverses-bridgegate-convictions/ar-BB13K5WA?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

    “Two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie who were convicted for their roles in the Bridgegate traffic jam scandal nearly four years ago and were facing prison terms are not going to jail after all.

    In a dramatic ruling today in Washington, D.C., the United States Supreme Court overturned the 2016 guilty verdicts in Newark federal court of Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, and William Baroni, the former governor’s top political appointment at the Port Authority.

    With all nine justices voting unanimously, the court threw out Kelly’s and Baroni’s convictions, thus setting them free to go on with their lives which had been in limbo since the scandal burst into the public spotlight with Kelly’s infamous email: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

    Writing for the majority, Justice Elena Kagan said federal prosecutors in Newark improperly applied federal fraud laws in charging Kelly and Baroni with participating in the traffic scheme that reportedly was meant to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for his refusal to endorse the re-election of Christie, a Republican.

    “The evidence the jury heard no doubt shows wrongdoing — deception, corruption, abuse of power,” Kagan said in her 15-page opinion. “But the federal fraud statutes at issue do not criminalize all such conduct.””

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  8. Obama and his admin leak like a sieve to this day.

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  10. You would think a “constitutional legal scholar” like Barry would know this. But he doesn’t, because he isn’t.

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  11. Under oath they know they can’t lie. That’s why Schiff and Dems had to hide the under oath testimony for so long.

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    But lying for a Dem just helps your resume’.

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    Ouch. 🙂

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  13. Mollie, a real journalist, lays it out.

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    Here’s how the leaking Obama admin and a compliant media all too willing to accept lies as truth because Orange Man Bad, set it up.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/08/obama-biden-oval-office-meeting-on-january-5-was-key-to-entire-anti-trump-operation/

    “A clearer picture is emerging of the drastic steps that were taken to accomplish Obama’s goal in the following weeks and months. Shortly thereafter, high-level operatives began intensely leaking selective information supporting a supposed Russia-Trump conspiracy theory, the incoming National Security Advisor was ambushed, and the incoming Attorney General was forced to recuse himself from oversight of investigations of President Trump. At each major point in the operation, explosive media leaks were a key strategy in the operation to take down Trump.

    Not only was information on Russia not fully shared with the incoming Trump team, as Obama directs, the leaks and ambushes made the transition chaotic, scared quality individuals away from working in the administration, made effective governance almost impossible, and materially damaged national security. When Comey was finally fired on May 9, in part for his duplicitousness regarding his handling of the Russia collusion theory, he orchestrated the launch of a Special Counsel probe that continued his efforts for another two years. That probe ended with Mueller finding no evidence of any American colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election, much less Trump or anyone connected to him.”

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  14. Ben and Ryan aren’t as kind to the media as I am.

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  15. “Ahmaud Arbery’s killers should be arrested and tried for murder. Their vigilante action looks less like the heroic actions of armed citizens upholding the law and more like an old-time posse, executing a vile form of street justice on a young, unarmed black man.

    Let’s walk through the events. Grab some coffee; this is going to take some time.”

    https://thedispatch.com/p/a-vigilante-killing-in-georgia?fbclid=IwAR2P6F3KrIYeTIO60IiWuS9f7WQItEWJaRfQfT39k-PXCKbeJCXjdRnpsiM

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  16. The stupid….. it hurts….

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  17. Kizzie,

    No one disagrees with you.

    And both were charged last night with murder and aggravated assault. The neighbor who assisted will be charged, but with lesser crimes.

    https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2020/05/09/ahmaud-arbery-shooting-murder/

    “I’ve been quiet on the Ahmaud Arbery shooting for a little while for one simple reason: I didn’t have enough information. I’m not about to excoriate armed citizens who did the right thing just because the media says I should. No, I want the facts.

    And, well, it doesn’t help that the media has sold us a bill of goods previously. From Trayvon Martin to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri we’ve been sold a number of instances as a racially-motivated murder of an unarmed black man…only for us to come to learn that Brown charged the police officer and sought to disarm him, making it a fight for the officer’s life or that Martin was bashing someone’s head against the concrete sidewalk.

    There have been other cases as well, of course.

    So, I was skeptical. Yet as more information became apparent, so too did my opinion of what happened.

    As National Review‘s David Harsanyi notes, this was outright murder.”

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    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/ahmaud-arbery-shooting-georgia/

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  18. Lying liars lie, it’s what they do. And Adam Schiff is a world class liar.

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  19. This is why this pompous hack and his brother were fired. He’s a liar too.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/05/another_liar_transcripts_show_vindman_too_said_one_thing_in_public_and_another_thing_under_oath.html

    “Another liar: Transcripts show Vindman, too, said one thing in public and another thing under oath”

    “Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the insufferably pompous impeachment witness against President Trump who was billed as Mr. Straight-Arrow, and wore his medalled military uniform to congressional hearings to get the point across, has been, like former Defense department official Evelyn Farkas, caught declaring one thing for the cameras, and another thing in secret testimony under penalty of perjury.

    According to Breitbart News:

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman admitted he made up elements of President Donald Trump’s call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an official summary.

    Prior to the call, Vindman included a discussion about corruption in the talking points provided to the president but Trump did not use them in the call.

    …and…

    But Vindman clarified during his testimony that the president did not bring up the topic rooting out corruption during the phone call, but he included it in his summary of the call anyway.

    When asked by the Democrat counsel about whether the summary he wrote was false, Vindman hesitated.

    Which meant he shouldn’t have included them. If Trump said it, sure, put it in. If he didn’t, don’t put it in. Anything else is fiction. This isn’t complicated.

    Here’s Don Trump Jr.’s scorn:”

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  20. I liked Kizzie’s link on the Arbery story because it it had links to the video and other close-to-source information and gave a good outline of the events supported by the linked information.

    Like the writer AJ quoted, I was skeptical of the murder accusation because of how we’ve been misled in the past by reporting of other cases, but after looking at all the information agree that it looks like unjustifiable vigilante murder. Thanks to both of you for your links.

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  21. AJ – Re: “No one disagrees with you.” I wasn’t arguing with anyone, or implying that anyone was arguing with me. I was merely sharing the story.

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