23 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-21-20

  1. If not sooner! 🙂

    https://spectator.org/amy-barrett-immediately-if-not-sooner/

    “Amy Barrett — Immediately, If Not Sooner
    President Trump has the right nominee at the right moment in American history.”

    “hen Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday evening, she did so with a message for posterity which, for all the history that Ginsburg might have made as a woman on the Supreme Court, was pristine in its self-description of her time on the Court.

    “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” she said.

    The arrogance of that was par for Ginsburg’s course.

    Yes, yes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived an interesting life, and yes, yes, she was an accomplished woman. Those things are beside the point. It is neither ghoulish nor inappropriate to look to the future of the United States Supreme Court upon her death rather than pay tribute to the life she lived. After all, that life was for all practical purposes long since over months ago, when Ginsburg chose to spend her time on death’s door occupying space on the Supreme Court in an effort to outlast President Trump. And Ginsburg practically begged us to engage in nominatorial exegesis upon her death with the unfortunate quote referenced above.

    That her gambit failed, despite practically every responsible pundit and political voice in the country either whispering or shouting the lack of wisdom involved in Ginsburg persisting on the court long after she should have recognized her failing health and retired, is not the fault or responsibility of President Trump.

    She was 87 years old, for crying out loud. Were Trump to be re-elected, did she honestly expect to linger on the Supreme Court until she was 91? Or 92? In her failing health?

    The vanity of Ginsburg’s attempt to hold the seat for the Left, regardless of the Supreme Court balance that entails, did not reflect well on Ginsburg. It was an affront to American democracy, not something to be given credit for.

    She was advised to retire years ago, when Barack Obama could have appointed her replacement. She gambled on Hillary Clinton and she lost.

    That was Ginsburg’s problem. Not America’s.

    Donald Trump has a Republican Senate majority, and he has a candidate who has been recently vetted, ready to go. There is no secret that Amy Coney Barrett, currently of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a favorite of the president’s to succeed Ginsburg, and Barrett ought to be nominated forthwith.”

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  2. Here’s a blast from the past, with Dems hypocrisy on full display. Again. Still…..

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    Even RBG said 8 was not enough.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/rbg-when-democrats-wanted-to-fill-scotus-seat-during-2016-election-year-eight-not-a-good-number

    “RBG When Democrats Wanted To Fill SCOTUS Seat During 2016 Election Year: Eight ‘Not A Good Number’”

    “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly went further than any other justice in voicing her displeasure that the Supreme Court had only eight justices following the death of Antonin Scalia in 2016 — an election year — calling it “not a good number.”

    “The comments mark the furthest a sitting justice has gone, since the sudden death of the late Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this year, to signal that the court would function better with a fully staffed bench,” CNN reported. “Ginsburg was giving an end of the term report to an audience of mostly judges of the Second Circuit Judicial Conference in New York.”

    Ginsburg’s resurfaced remark follows her passing late last week after she lost her the fight against her fifth bout with cancer.

    “That means no opinions and no precedential value; an equal division is essentially the same as a denial of review,” Ginsburg said on the issue of the Supreme Court only having eight justices. “Eight, as you know, is not a good number for a multi-member court.”

    Ginsburg’s resurfaced opinion also comes after she allegedly told her granddaughter that her dying wish was that a “new president” would be the one to replace her.”

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  3. Good, now bury her in a hole where she won’t see freedom for a very long time.

    Blame Canada!

    https://breaking911.com/breaking-suspect-detained-after-letter-addressed-to-president-trump-tested-positive-for-deadly-poison-ricin/

    “Suspect Detained After Letter Addressed To President Trump Tested Positive For Deadly Poison Ricin”

    “A suspect who allegedly sent a poison-laced letter to President Donald Trump was taken into custody while trying to enter the United States from Canada.

    The identity of the individual was not revealed, but it was reported the suspect is a Canadian woman.

    This past week, federal officials intercepted the package addressed to the White House that contained the deadly poison ricin. The envelope, addressed to to President Trump, never made it to The White House.”

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  4. Once again Dems are consorting with the enemies of freedom and peace.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/09/investigation-radical-american-muslims-for-palestine-congressional-lobbying-week/

    “Investigation: Radical ‘American Muslims for Palestine’ Congressional Lobbying Week

    AMP serves as a coordinator and crucial link among numerous anti-Israel groups. Yet its activities, including lobbying, are not well-known.”

    “American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)—one of the most radical and controversial anti-Israel groups in the United States —spent this past week training anti-Israel activists to send them into lobbying meetings with members of Congress. Among AMP’s partners in this effort were the anti-Zionist Jewish Voice for Peace, UNRWA-USA, and even the NAACP.

    Introduction: What is AMP?
    An organization with a far reach into campuses and radical leftist organizations, AMP has been the subject of numerous LI posts dating back several years. We documented AMP’s involvement in organizing protests and disruption of the Christians United for Israel Annual Summit in July 2019 in Investigation: Anti-Israel groups plan disruption of Christians United for Israel Annual Summit. That post has a section devoted to AMP’s origins and leadership, including its role in Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). You can also read about AMP influence on SJP in Investigation: ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ Locked Down Its Annual Conference, What Was It Hiding?

    In addition, AMP co-organized the U.S. Tour for Janna Jihad, which we covered in Rewarding Palestinian child exploitation: Janna Jihad goes to Congress. And, when AMP threw me out of its Rashida-Tlaib-keynoted conference in November 2019, we covered the event in Fearing Negative Coverage, ‘American Muslims for Palestine’ Conference Ejects Legal Insurrection Reporter and Rep. Rashida Tlaib Keynotes ‘American Muslims for Palestine’ Conference Devoted to Destroying Israel.”

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    “Most of the discussion focused on the “asks” AMP assigned to the lobbyists—requests to make of members of Congress or their staff for support or rejection of particular bills. A majority of the “asks” revolved around bills or proposals that portray Israel as a racist and militaristic oppressor. AMP “talking points” and summaries—presented to lobbyists in a program manual—asserted (without evidence or examples, naturally) that Israel “systematically…abuses” children as a matter of policy, and that it is “the only country in the world” to do so.

    As is usual for AMP, nowhere in its manual, training session, or any other associated materials was there a single mention of Hamas, its despotic rule over the people of Gaza, or its stated goal of murdering Jews; the Palestinian Authority and its many rejections of Israeli proposals for sustainable Palestinian statehood; or the numerous attempts and pledges by much of the Arab and a Muslim world to exterminate Israel entirely. None of these crucial omissions seemed to bother any of the speakers.”

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    “Frontpage Mag highlighted a few of the most notorious participants:

    AMP is a part of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)…Representing AMP on USCMO’s Board of Directors and speaking at Tuesday’s virtual advocacy event is AMP Executive Director Osama Abu-Irshaid, who, last month, called Muslim leaders, who support UAE peace with Israel, “dirt bags” and “traitors.” Prior to AMP, he served as editor of Al Zaytounah, the official newsletter of the Palestine Committee’s Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP). This past January, Abu-Irshaid stated at an AMP event, “Palestinians, if they don’t take what they want willingly, they will take it forcefully. We promise you this, we’re going to liberate our land and we’re going to liberate our people, whether they like it or they don’t like it. Well, they have picked the wrong enemy!”

    Also speaking at the AMP’s virtual advocacy event is PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi. Under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987, which is still law, the US government designated the PLO a terrorist organization and a threat to America. Ashrawi, herself, has been labeled an “apologist for terror.” During a November 1991 interview with the New York Times, Ashrawi dismissed Palestinian terror as “essentially a human voice” and a “cry from the heart.” She said, “Desperate people commit desperate acts.” In May 2019, Ashrawi’s American visa was rejected and she was denied entry into the US.

    Another speaker at AMP’s event is Muslim activist and National Committeewoman for the Florida Young Democrats (FYD) Rasha Mubarak. Mubarak has made a number of statements claiming that Israel, a sovereign nation, has no right to self-defense, and she has attacked prominent figures on social media for saying otherwise. In November 2012, Mubarak tweeted, “Lies I’m tired of hearing, Israel has the right to defend herself.” She has posted pictures of Hamas celebrations, and she has had involvement in Hamas-related groups, CAIR and Islamic Relief. This past July, Mubarak retweeted an infamous call for violence in the US made previously by 60s radical, Kwame Ture.”

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    Birds of a feather flock together.

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  5. Anyone hear anything else on this?

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/17/worship-protests-are-bringing-revival-to-americas-troubled-cities/

    “‘Worship Protests’ Are Bringing Revival To America’s Troubled Cities

    People have asked me why we are holding these ‘worship protests,’ and the answer is simple: God is moving, and our nation desperately needs it.”

    “Something is happening in America, and it should sound the alarm for every confessing Christian. Simply put, hostile efforts in many cities now threaten to suppress the First Amendment rights of all people to exercise our faith freely. In unprecedented acts of government-authorized injustice, Christians are being told they cannot gather for worship, they cannot sing songs of praise, and they cannot observe church ordinances.

    Just last week, politicians in Seattle installed temporary fencing and security guards around Gas Works Park to prevent us from holding a “Let Us Worship” public outdoor service. Similarly, at Cal Anderson Park, Antifa protesters shouted obscenities, intimidated worshipers, cursed out my wife and four children, and damaged our equipment.

    While followers of Jesus are being told we cannot worship in public spaces, violent paid rioters are taking over our streets and being given license to occupy and destroy entire sections of our cities. Churches are being covered in graffiti and even burned while civic leaders call for defunding the police. Never did I dream that this would happen, and never have I been more determined to do something about it.

    The Church Is Being Persecuted Here in America
    For the past 20 years, I’ve taken my entire family all over the world in support of the persecuted church. These efforts have brought greater exposure for dictatorial regimes and their anti-Christian tyrants in places such as North Korea, Iran, China, and Islamic Africa. In some parts of the world, Christians routinely face prison and even torture for nothing more than simple acts of faith, such as reading their Bibles, praying, and peaceably gathering with other believers to worship.

    Now in major cities across America, godless politicians are adopting tactics that more closely resemble those of jihadist ayatollahs than men and women who are sworn to uphold the rule of law. Earlier this year in Kentucky, an elected leader tried to “criminalize” the celebration of Easter and would have gotten away with it if not for a federal judge, appointed by President Donald Trump, who blocked him.”

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    “America Needs Revival

    The American experiment, now approaching its 250th year, has proved our ability for more than two centuries to withstand foreign attacks from rogue states that despise and reject the freedoms we hold dear. What we face now is not a new threat; it is just no longer a foreign threat. The present madness has arisen from our own soil, cultivated and encouraged by our own politicians.

    All across America, however, Christians are rising up. In recent weeks, thousands upon thousands have gathered and marched to assert their God-given freedoms. I’ve stood before them, armed with only a copy of the Bible and a simple guitar. People have asked me why we are holding these “worship protests” across the country, and the answer is simple: God is moving, and our nation needs it now more than ever in my lifetime.

    In Seattle, a self-proclaimed satanist came to protest our worship, met the glory of God, and gave his life to Jesus. He is not alone. Thousands of hurting people have encountered the love of Christ in dozens of America’s most troubled cities through the simple act of gathering together in worship.

    The church I believe in ministers to the sick and hurting; it doesn’t hide in the darkness. Jesus touched contagious lepers, and our fellow Americans need His healing touch right now. They need the bold, warm embrace of God’s love.

    We are just getting started, with worship gatherings planned in Madison, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Chicago, and many more — culminating in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25. I refuse to seek permission from politicians to adhere to my calling, the church’s calling.

    Let me be very clear: Our fists are not held up in defiance; our hands are lifted in praise. Our voices are not raised in shouts of hatred, but our songs of hope and prayers for revival are piercing the darkness around us. God is not finished with America yet.”

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  6. Who’s up for some flashbacks! 🙂

    Couldn’t agree more Barry. 🙂

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  7. And just a reminder…

    Don’t believe the hype from Dems….

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  8. The flip flopping Dems and press are at it again. Drew Holden brought receipts.

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    And yes, lot’s more…..

    Just click a tweet and it will take you to the thread.

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  9. “Arrogance” and “vanity” are rather harsh words. I presume the article writer did not know Ginsberg personally and so would not be able to characterize why she chose to remain on the job. It was her decision for whatever her own reasons and motives were (she stated in the past she wanted to remain on the job as long as she felt she could do the job).

    In hindsight now, of course, her calculation had an undesirable result for those on the liberal side of the aisle. But why would we believe she had selfish personal motives for making the decision she did at that time?

    I know “it’s politics” and it’s 20202, but not everything needs to be written or talked about using derogatory personal slams.

    To look at it from another perspective, I don’t like it when people who know nothing about me presume what my inner motives are on issues such as gay marriage (“hate”). We can be critical of positions and actions, but we don’t know what an individual’s motives are — and as Christians we should give people the benefit of the doubt when we don’t really know otherwise.

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  10. DJ,

    C’mon. She made her wishes known numerous times, as well as stated she didn’t want Trump picking her replacement. She said these things. No one has to read anything in to her comments as she was quite clear. And yes, her motives for why are quite clear too. She wanted a liberal picking her replacement so another liberal like her was picked.

    It’s walkin’ talkin’, and lookin’ like a duck because it is.

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  11. She did want a liberal picking her replacement, that wasn’t my point — it was with the author’s assumption that she turned Obama’s request down out of vanity and/or arrogance.

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  12. She rolled the dice back then, essentially, but said she intended to stay in the job as long as she was able to do it (which she was).

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  13. Well is it not vanity that keeps a person in a job they’re no longer up to (as her numerous medical related absences over the last few years clearly show) and refuse to retire even when you can be replaced by someone who would let you pick your replacement?

    She was only able to do it with numerous absences. And all of this now is happening because of her playing politics, and admitting her bias against Trump, an especially unattractive character trait for a jurist in the highest court. Do you really think she ever gave Trump a fair shake with her admitted disdain for the man? I sure don’t.

    Seems awfully vain to me, all of it.

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  14. All the more reason….

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/09/if-you-want-to-know-why-republicans-will-confirm-a-nominee-this-year-watch-this-video/#more-329483

    ““if you want to know why Republicans *will* confirm a nominee this year, watch this video”

    Lindsey Graham: “after the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh I now have a different view of the judicial confirmation process””

    “I don’t think Democrats grasp how Republicans and Trump supporters feel about the mistreatment of Brett Kavanaugh at the hands of Democrats Senators, collaborators, and the media.

    It’s a raging fury that has not subsided. Not. One. Bit.

    They can’t understand because for Democrats trying to personallly destroy Republican nominees is baked into the confirmation cake. It doesn’t happen with every nomininee, but it happens with enough high-profile nominees to create a terror effect.

    So Republicans need to search for nominees without a blemish, and when they found one like Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats savaged him anyway.”

    “What happened to Kavanaugh can happen to any of us, and it is through the cancel culture that has migrated from campus to culture.

    Fuzzy put together a good roundup of the timeline of the brutalization of Kavanaugh, but for me there’s a moment that stands out among many others. It’s when Lindey Graham let loose as to the travesty his Democrat colleagues had perpetrated.

    This tweet by law professor Andy Grewal highlights Graham’s fury as reflecting why Republicans don’t care about Democrat complaints anymore and will confirm a nominee this year.

    You can analyze history and precedents. Or you can point out blatant Republican hypocrisy. Or you can point to Republicans’ mistreatment of Garland. But if you want to know why Republicans *will* confirm a nominee this year, watch this video.”

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    Reap it.

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  15. AJ, I haven’t researched the numbers, but it seems to me that in my lifetime, most Supreme Court justices have lost their seat on the bench by dying; they don’t usually retire. I may be wrong, but if I’m right, then “following precedent” doesn’t need a measure of arrogance.

    And I too have long had a problem with judging unknowable motives. As one who is in the doghouse with my own sister for false judgments of my motives, it hits especially close to home. We can judge people’s actual actions and we can definitely disagree with their positions on things, but motives are beyond our reach.

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  16. I’m too lazy to count, but a quick glance at Wiki shows that a surprising number of justices (1/3 -1/2) have resigned or retired from the Supreme Court. Since I know how annoying it is to hear the media pontificating day in and day out on Trump’s supposed arrogance and vanity, I think I’ll be charitable to everyone and give Ginsburg a pass. I actually admired her persistence in the face of adversity. I’m very glad she’s no longer wreaking havoc on the country from the court, but I am sorry she had to die for that to happen.

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