13 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-20-20

  1. So Bill Clinton was the featured speaker at last night’s DNC telethon.

    Just a reminder of who it is they gave the spotlight…..

    “EXCLUSIVE: ‘Would you mind giving it a crack?’ Bill Clinton leans back and smiles while receiving neck massage from Epstein victim, 22, in never-before-seen photos during trip on pedophile’s plane to Africa in 2002”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8639501/Bill-Clinton-smiles-receiving-neck-massage-Jeffrey-Epstein-victim.html

    “Bill Clinton grins with pleasure as he enjoys an intimate neck massage with a young Jeffrey Epstein victim in never-before-seen photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

    The troubling pictures are an ill-timed reminder of Clinton’s links to Epstein as the former President, 72, prepares to endorse Joe Biden tonight at the Democratic Convention.

    Clinton traveled numerous times on the dead pedophile’s private Jet, the Lolita Express, socialized with his alleged Madame, Ghislaine Maxwell, and faced a slew of sexual misconduct accusations himself during his years in public life.

    Yet the 42nd President of the United States is still revered in progressive circles despite the renewed focus on Epstein’s crimes and the predatory behavior of rich, powerful men laid bare by the #MeToo movement.”

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  2. No silly, it’s only a crime if R’s do it.

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    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/potentially-flouting-military-policy-uniformed-service-members-appear-with-american-samoa-delegation-in-dnc-roll-call

    “During Tuesday’s Democratic National Convention, service members in American Samoa might have violated military rules.

    Each state took part in a virtual roll call, naming the number of votes they gave to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. As two representatives from American Samoa came on screen, what appeared to be two uniformed service members flanked them. One of those representatives was the chairman of American Samoa’s Democratic Party, Aliitama Sotoa.

    Uniformed service members are generally prohibited from participating in partisan activity. The Department of Defense says, “All military members, including National Guard and Reserve forces, are prohibited from wearing military uniforms at political campaign events.” It appears that members of the American Samoan delegation likely did not receive any special dispensation to have uniformed members of the armed forces in their shot for the virtual event.

    In a statement to Townhall, the Pentagon said, “All members of the Armed Forces, including active duty members, members of the reserve component not on active duty, and retired members, are prohibited from wearing military uniforms at political campaign or election events.”

    This year’s Democratic Party platform states that “Democrats will never use active duty soldiers as political props, and we will never send military forces to suppress Americans exercising their constitutional rights.”

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    Uhhhhh……. Sure……

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  3. Talk about swindling taxpayers……

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/19/de-blasio-mccrays-2m-staff-is-essential-to-fight-covid-19/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow

    “De Blasio says McCray’s $2M, 14-person staff is essential to fight COVID-19”

    “Mayor Bill de Blasio said his wife, Chirlane McCray, absolutely needs a 14-member staff that costs city taxpayers nearly $2 million a year — claiming they’re all helping New Yorkers recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

    Criticism of her pricey team doesn’t “take into account the work that’s being done,” de Blasio said at a City Hall press briefing Wednesday.

    “This work is about the needs of the people of this city especially in this crisis,” he said after being asked about the apparent waste of taxpayer funds during a budget crisis.

    De Blasio made the comments despite his insistence that there’s not enough money in city coffers to maintain parks or pick up trash.

    McCray, who is considering a run for Brooklyn borough president, has doubled her staff in the past two years, including the recent addition of a $70,000 videographer who captured her baking ginger snaps during the peak of the city’s pandemic in April. The increase was first reported by The City.

    De Blasio cited his wife’s work on mental health without naming her $1.25 billion initiative, ThriveNYC. The program has come under fire from critics for its lack of metrics and transparency. He also mentioned McCray’s leadership of a coronavirus racial inequality task force.

    “The task force on racial inclusion and equity . . . has been moving big policy changes literally with the purpose of redistributing resources to the communities that are most affected” by COVID-19, de Blasio said.

    McCray’s decision to bring on a $150,000-a-year senior adviser in April, after Hizzoner announced a hiring freeze, was approved because the adviser is considered an essential worker, de Blasio insisted without explaining further.”

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    What a scam.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8641213/De-Blasios-wife-14-staff-including-70-000-videographer-22-000-city-workers-face-job-cuts.html

    “Mayor de Blasio’s wife is branded ‘a disgrace’ for having staff of 14 – including a $70k videographer who filmed her BAKING COOKIES – while crime soars after $1bn NYPD cuts and trash piles up on streets as 22,000 city job face the chop

    Chirlane McCray enjoys a core team of eight full-time staff who cost the city a combined $1.1 million in annual salaries, according to her office

    Sources told The City she also has at least another six staff who do not feature on the official roster, taking her workforce to 14 with a $2 million price tag

    One staffer is a videographer with a salary of $70,000 who was tasked with filming McCray baking ginger snaps for a social media video during lockdown

    Another is $150,000-a-year senior adviser Dabash Negash who was recruited in April – one week after de Blasio announced a hiring freeze

    New Yorkers voiced outrage on Twitter calling the news ‘maddening’

    Her 14-strong team comes as her husband warned 22,000 city workers could lose their jobs in the fall due to the toll of the pandemic on the city’s budget

    De Blasio has already axed $1 billion from the NYPD budget while crime surges

    Cuts have also been made to essential public services leaving rubbish piled in the streets and homelessness rife”

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  4. It begins…..

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512655-trump-campaign-sues-new-jersey-over-mail-in-voting

    “Trump campaign sues New Jersey over mail-in voting”

    “The Trump campaign on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) issued an executive order requiring every voter in the state receive a mail-in ballot, in addition to being allowed to vote in-person if desired, as a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The lawsuit, obtained by Reuters, was filed in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey to invalidate “Executive Order 177.”

    The campaign claims that Murphy appropriated power that belongs to the New Jersey state legislature when he overhauled the state’s election law, alleging he violated both the Elections Clause and the Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution. It also accuses Murphy of violating the 14th Amendment.”

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  5. Make no mistake, this is a threat, and eventually one of these punks will get hurt.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/08/blm-protesters-smash-pinata-effigy-of-wife-of-minneapolis-police-union-chief-in-their-driveway/

    “NEW VIDEO: BLM protesters smash piñata effigy of wife of Minneapolis police union chief in their driveway

    “… symbolically beating up a woman journalist isn’t a solution. It’s a disgusting act…”

    “We reported yesterday Black Lives Matter protesters harass neighbors of Minneapolis Police Union chief.

    There is an update to that story, one which makes the intimidation tactic of going to someone’s home even worse in this instance.”

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    Awwww…. Boo hoo……

    You want to intimidate like thugs, you get treated like thugs. No whining now. You did this.

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  6. They make the choice easy…..

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  7. Disgusting abuses are occurring in China.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/china-xinjiang-hospitals-abort-uighur-pregnancies-killed-newborns-report-2020-8

    “Chinese hospitals aborted late-stage pregnancies and killed newborns as part of a campaign to purge the Uighur culture, report says”

    “Hospitals in Xinjiang, China, aborted late-stage Uighur pregnancies and even killed newborns, Radio Free Asia reported on Monday.

    Since 2016, China has operated a so-called counterterrorism campaign against its Uighur Muslim minority. At least 1 million Uighurs have been detained in camps designed to brainwash them.

    Uighurs are prevented by law from having more than two children if they live in cities or more than three if they live in the countryside.

    Hasiyet Abdulla, a Uighur doctor with 15 years of experience in Xinjiang, told RFA that if families reached that limit their babies would be killed in utero or after their birth.

    Other recent reports have detailed how China is seeking to cut the Uighur birth rate by forced sterilization and mandatory contraception.”

    “Hospitals in Xinjiang aborted late-stage pregnancies and killed newborns as part of China’s mission to erase Uighur culture, a doctor who worked in the region told Radio Free Asia on Monday.

    Since 2016, China has interned at least 1 million Uighurs in hundreds of prison camps, which it euphemistically calls “reeducation centers,” where Uighurs are forced to abandon their heritage and religion.

    A large part of this crackdown involves limiting Uighurs’ reproductive rights and slashing the birth rate.”

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  8. Obama is a fraud. He lectures everyone else, but always ignores his many crimes.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/08/20/trump-responds-to-obamas-speech-with-one-tweet-n2574713

    “Former President Barack Obama will get high grades over his speech at the virtual Democratic National Convention. Obama laid into Trump about how he doesn’t take the job seriously and touched upon how our democratic institutions are under threat from the Trump White House. While liberal America gushed over this speech, does Obama really have the moral authority to lecture us about how our institutions are under threat or at risk of being degraded? He’s already done that. Sorry, but Professor Barry can take a hike with that trash. He spied on the Trump campaign. The then-sitting Democratic president spied on the rival campaign of the opposite party in 2016. That’s now a fact.

    The FBI’s counterintelligence probe into Russian collusion in 2016, which was sparked by the shoddy and debunked Democrat-funded Trump dossier launched Crossfire Hurricane, an operation in which clandestine informants tried to glean information from Trump campaign officials and then relay whatever they found pertinent to their superiors. That’s spying. They also set up fake briefings to spy on Trump himself. The FBI even doctored documents in the FISA spy warrant application process, which led to the unwarranted surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign official.

    Yeah, Obama knows a thing or two about perverting our institutions. He weaponized them to try and destroy his successor. Oh, and as for Obama’s remarks about the free press, do we need to rehash his administration’s war against James Rosen, who was then with Fox News, or the phone records his DOJ seized from AP reporters? President Trump torched Obama’s entire smug lecture last night with one tweet: “He spied on my campaign, and got caught.” Don. Jr. got in on the fun as well. ”

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