27 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-20-21

  1. Good night JO.
    Good morning everyone else.
    I have finished breakfast, devotions and I’m having my second cup of coffee and posting here.
    I hope everyone but Jo has a nice day.

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  2. Hidden from the public for purely political reasons. They knew this for months yet continued to lie.

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    Yep.

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  4. And a willing media plays their part in the corruption.

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  5. Maxine the Insurrectionist has the backing of her party leaders.

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    https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/04/19/no-apologies-pelosi-says-maxine-waters-shouldnt-say-sorry-for-urging-protesters-to-get-more-confrontational-n384364

    “No apologies: Pelosi says Maxine Waters shouldn’t say sorry for urging protesters to get “more confrontational”

    “It’s clear in context that Waters meant her comment to be menacing. The entire country is anxious about riots in case Derek Chauvin is acquitted, or possibly convicted of manslaughter instead of murder. The White House is preparing for the fallout and cities across the country are mobilizing police in advance. Officials in Minneapolis are so terrified about the streets suddenly becoming unsafe that they closed city schools as a precaution this week and shifted to distance learning to keep them safe at home.

    Everyone understands what an acquittal might mean.

    With that context in mind, watch Waters’s comments about protesters becoming “more confrontational.” She wasn’t proposing that in the abstract, as a general strategy for activism. She was talking specifically about what they should do if Chauvin is acquitted. In that scenario, she said, “we’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

    What else could she have meant except the obvious?

    What else could she have meant except the obvious given her history of encouraging activists to physically intimidate their opponents? “[I]f you see anybody from [the Trump] Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she famously said in 2018. Later, in an interview, she added, “The people are going to turn on them. They’re going to protest. They’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the President, ‘No, I can’t hang with you.’”

    Harassment. “Confrontation.” Waters isn’t particularly subtle about this stuff, just oblique enough that she can claim afterward when she’s asked what she meant that of course she abhors violence.”

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  6. McCarthy isn’t letting it go.

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    https://nypost.com/2021/04/19/rep-mccarthy-calls-on-pelosi-to-hold-waters-accountable/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow

    “Kevin McCarthy demands Pelosi act on Maxine Waters’ ‘dangerous rhetoric’”

    “House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold Rep. Maxine Waters accountable after she told protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” — vowing that he will “bring action” if he must.

    “Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) wrote on Twitter late Sunday.”

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  7. It won’t matter to the mob, or our corrupt media Mr. Dershowitz…..

    They got a narrative, and dammit, they’re gonna push it.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/charging-kim-potter-for-manslaughter-is-not-justice-under-law-opinion/ar-BB1fOwUj

    “House Republicans ask Pelosi to reschedule Biden’s address to Congress
    Two women accused of attempting to spend $1 million bill at Maryville…

    There is no legitimate basis in Minnesota law for charging Kim Potter with second-degree manslaughter in the tragic death of Daunte Wright. The statute provides that “A person who causes the death of another by any of the following means is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree…. (1) by the person’s culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another.” The crucial evidence in this case is the videotape of the encounter, which clearly shows that Potter intended to tase Wright, rather than shoot him. As she draws her weapon, she can be heard screaming “taser, taser, taser.” She then fires once from what she clearly believed was a non-lethal taser. She quickly realizes that she has mistakenly fired a lethal pistol and shouts, “Holy s**t, I just shot him.”

    There is simply no way that a reasonable jury could conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that Potter “consciously” took the chance of causing Wright’s death. She did not intend to kill him, nor did she consciously believe her decision to tase him would produce a lethal result.

    How then could a reasonable prosecutor charge a police officer—one with 26 years of experience and a good record—with violating a statute that simply doesn’t cover her conduct? No conscientious prosecutor could do so, but the crowds demanding justice for Daunte Wright have put a heavy thumb on the scales. This is a charge based not on the rule of law, but on the demands of the crowd.

    There are three theories that the prosecution could present in an effort to justify their unjust decision to charge Potter. None of them work as a matter of fact or law.”

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    “The consequences of unjustly charging Kim Potter with the serious crime of manslaughter go well beyond this case, this location and this time. It reflects a growing danger of weaponizing the criminal justice system in response to the demands of protesters. Our Constitution protects, as it should, the right of every member of the public to protest, to seek justice for victims and to demand a redress of grievances. But these protests are appropriately directed at legislators, governors, presidents and other elected officials. They have no place in the proper administration of justice. They certainly should not influence jurors, as they may in the pending Derek Chauvin case. But nor should they influence prosecutors, even those who are elected. We are the only Western democracy that elects prosecutors, and there is considerable dispute as to whether that is a good idea. But even if it is, elected prosecutors must resist the demands of the crowd to violate the rule of law and seek revenge rather than justice.”

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  8. Dems have no principles.

    There. FIFY.

    “Dems have abandoned all principle by telegraphing approval of some rioting”

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/19/dems-abandoned-all-principle-by-signaling-approval-of-some-rioting/

    “Are some riots good and others unacceptable? Surely not. Those who destroy property and commit assaults, whether against law enforcers or civilians, ought to be punished, no matter the cause they claim to support.

    But today’s liberals reject this fair, universal standard. Some riots deserve legal protection, they insist, while others must be harshly repressed. It all depends on the politics of the rioters.

    Some, such as the excitable Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), are cheering the prospect of another round of Black Lives Matter riots, er, “peaceful protests,” if the Derek Chauvin trial doesn’t go their way. They’re also up in arms about a new Florida law that strengthens punishment for those who take to the streets to commit violence.

    Yet some of the same progressives are also demanding that authorities throw the book at Trump supporters who participated in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. They’re also on board with the DC authorities stonewalling demands for more information on the officer who shot and killed one of those entering the US Capitol.

    The double standard is overt and infuriating: One group of demonstrators, the left says, should be permitted to commit mayhem. Another group deserves to be locked up as seditious insurrectionists, and the police-involved killing of one of them can and must be brushed aside.

    It’s the clearest indication that the modern left subordinates all principles to the distinction between political friend and enemy: The Democratic Party sees itself allied with one group of violent demonstrators. That group’s excesses must be tolerated as an understandable reaction to racial injustice; the enemy must be punished.”

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  9. Yeah. This is soooo much better than Trump……

    Idiot voters.

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/19/democrats-are-cheaters/

    “Democrats Are Cheaters

    Anyone claiming that the Georgia law is “voter suppression” simply hasn’t read it.”

    “The reason Democrats and their left-wing allies hate the Georgia election reform bill and are so adamant about passing their H.R. 1 / S 1 Corrupt Politicians Act is simple: They cheat and they want to keep cheating.

    They cheated in the presidential election of 2020 and got away with it, thanks to a fearful judiciary, a complicit media, and a multimillion-dollar scheme that turned election offices in targeted cities and counties into Democratic turnout machines, and eliminated or ignored the verification requirements for people voting by mail to prove their identity and their eligibility to vote.

    Now, they are furiously trying to codify their massive 2020 cheating into federal law and to stop states from imposing new safeguards against illegal voting and election irregularities.

    Finding it difficult to pass their bill on the merits means they must change the subject. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is conducting a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday he’s calling “Jim Crow 2.0,” for the purpose of marching out the “if-you-want-to-protect-America’s-elections-from-cheating-you-are-a-racist” meme.

    Why are they doing this? Because Democrats have realized they are on the wrong side of the views of the American people in every component of their election stealing H.R. 1.

    How do Americans feel about banning voter ID requirements? According to polling data released by the Honest Elections Project,

    [o]ver three-quarters (77%) of Americans want people to show a photo ID to cast a ballot, while only 14% oppose it . . . by huge margins both Black and Hispanic voters favor voter identification for voting: Black voters, 64%, Hispanic voters 78%.

    Similarly, 64% of Black voters, 77% of Hispanics, and 76% of low-income voters reject the notion that showing an ID is a ‘burden.’

    Oops.

    Stronger verification of absentee and mail-in ballots? Voters in every demographic favor absentee voter ID, including the young (18-24, 64 percent) and senior voters (56 percent), black (58 percent) and Hispanic (68 percent) voters, and low-income voters (62 percent). Moreover, 72 percent of voters say it would be easy to comply with an ID law that requires absentee voters to provide their driver’s license or partial Social Security number.

    Tilt.

    How about requiring absentee ballots to be received by election day? Democrats scream “voter suppression.” But only 29 percent of voters agree . . . “[t]wice as many–59%–see that as a reasonable step to improve confidence in elections.”

    The vast majority of the American people know that it should be easier to vote, but harder to cheat, which is why Americans in poll after poll support the common-sense changes that are included in Georgia’s election law.

    The Democrats have, no doubt, seen the same polling data. So enter the national smear campaign to paint all election safeguards as “Jim Crow.””

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  14. So hwesseli’s claim that Officer Sicknick died after Trump supporters hit him in the head with a fire extinguisher is false? How could that be?

    It’s kind of like saying that Biden got seven million more votes than Trump… 😉

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  15. And the world keeps on turning and God is still in control. As mad as it makes us to see all of the “man’s inhumanity to man”, I cannot imagine the wrath of God. Thank You God, for redeeming us from your wrath to your children.

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  16. Yes, Mumsee, God in His sovereignty is allowing / doing what He is doing for our good, for the good of the Church as a whole, and of course for His glory. The reasons why are plentiful, but one of them is undoubtedly this…

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  17. I’m thinking even with this verdict the unrest will continue…because it wasn’t about him in the first place 😢
    Do we truly believe these jurors were not afraid for their safety if the verdict was anything other than guilty? Will there be an appeal due to the incitement of violence by Waters? Yeah…this isn’t over I fear….

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  18. I do not know if he is innocent or guilty, God does. I have not paid attention to the trial or the evidence. At first I thought, policeman over doing his job. But since, I have wondered and believe we are to be praying for him.

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  19. Tychicus — I didn’t claim anything — I simply repeated the news. From what I now know, it appears Sicknick was sprayed with bear spray as well as being physically assaulted. The police union will continue to claim he died from injuries sustained in the line of duty; this insures his family receive substantial benefits. Did he die from a pre-existing condition? The factor has to be how much did injury sustained that day contribute to his death. If I had cancer but died in a car crash; its obvious that the car crash was responsible not cancer. However, if I had a heart condition and was physically assaulted causing death; was it murder? Its difficult to assess the links of causation. I’m sure if it was a BLM protestor who hit the cop, some Trump supporters would have a different opinion then they do know. In Canada we have a charge “criminal negligence causing death” (not sure if its in the US) if the threshold for manslaughter isn’t met. As the facts are slowly disseminated in this case, perhaps some along those lines will be the charge laid.

    Similarly in the Wright case, the policewoman has been charged with manslaughter. Prosecutors will often overcharge a person and then settle with a lower charge. In this particular case, a lower charge could be acceptable ie criminal negligence causing death. Then again, manslaughter and different degrees of murder have different definitions depending on jurisdiction. There’s no way an experienced police officer can claim she mixed up a taser with a gun; different shape, different weight and different place on the holster. What she said is contradicted by absurdity of the claim.

    As for the George case, can someone explain how someone can be guilty of three different murder charges for one murder? Am I missing something? Other than glancing at facebook posts and AJ’s post I didn’t really follow the trial — I honestly expected manslaughter given the idea of qualified immunity. Perhaps the people are beginning to demand a higher level of accountability from police as they should.

    Oh and Tychicus; Biden won by over 7 million votes.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_United_States_presidential_election

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  20. The next thing to be outraged about.

    “Angry crowds already gathering…”

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/04/20/breaking-police-shoot-and-kill-teenage-girl-in-ohio-angry-crowds-already-gathering-n365533

    “Police in Columbus, OH have reportedly shot and killed a 15-year old girl. Crowds of yelling bystanders are already gathering. Videos are being posted from the scene of the incident.”

    “Of course, there’s typically more to any story like this, and other reports are alleging that the girl had a knife. In fact, the above poster put out another comment admitting that not only did she have a knife, but she was in an altercation with another girl.”

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    I love how some are justifying her behavior and claiming police are wrong.

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  21. Hopefully the police in Columbus wear body cams. Shooting 15 year old girls esp when they weren’t personally threatened is a bad look. If police can take a white male spree shooter like Dylan Roof into custody they can talk down a 15 year old girl. That’s the bar and its not being met. With a body cam perhaps the police can explain their actions.

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