20 thoughts on “News/Politics 5-9-22

  1. It’s what hack journalists do.

    Just another propagandist for the left.

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  2. Of course he didn’t know. The left is frequently uninformed on the actual details of what they’re whining about at any given moment. Facts mean nothing to them, only the agenda and talking points do.

    Soon? More like now.

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  3. Another bogus “fact check” from the media.

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  4. The grifting never stops….

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  5. Remember when Jen Rubin was a respected journalist before Trump broke her?

    Me neither, but some say she was…..

    Then…..

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  6. Demonic.

    “Pro-Abortion Activists Hold Crazed Protests At Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts Homes

    “Protest” organizer Lacie Wooten-Holway: “The time for civility is over, man””

    CONTENT WARNING!!!!! because these people and their language and signs are vile. Folks need to see what the enemy looks like, and what they have to say about you and God.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/05/pro-abortion-activists-hold-crazed-protests-at-justices-kavanaugh-and-roberts-homes/

    “Dozens of crazed pro-abortion fanatics descended on the homes of Supreme Court justices this weekend in an effort to bully and intimidate them into ruling to uphold Roe v. Wade.

    The disgusting displays of lawlessness were reportedly particularly hateful at the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh.”

    (there’s some really vile signage here directed at God, and you, but I removed it, click the link to see it)

    “The New York Post reports:

    Pro-choice activists protested Saturday evening outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts, days after an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion revealed the country’s highest court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    About 100 demonstrators, hoisting signs and chanting pro-choice slogans, marched from Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland, to Chief Justice John Roberts’ home nearby, Bloomberg reported. After returning to Kavanaugh’s Chevy Chase home, police instructed the group of protestors to disperse, according to the outlet.

    “The time for civility is over, man,” protests organizer Lacie Wooten-Holway, 39, told Bloomberg. “Being polite doesn’t get you anywhere.”

    Video posted on Twitter showed a group gathered during the rainy, cool evening outside Roberts’ home chanting, “The whole world is watching!” and “We will not go back” as well as “My body, my choice” on Kavanugh’s street.”

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  7. “From court packing to leaking to doxing: White House yields to a national rage addiction”

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/3480452-from-court-packing-to-leaking-to-doxing-white-house-yields-to-a-national-rage-addiction/

    “Nearly 70 years ago, a little-known lawyer named Joseph Welch famously confronted Sen. Joseph McCarthy (D-Wis.) in defense of a young man hounded over alleged un-American views. Welch told McCarthy that “I think I have never really gauged … your recklessness” before asking: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

    It was a defining moment in American politics as Welch called out a politician who had abandoned any semblance of principle in the pursuit of political advantage. This week, the same scene played out in the White House with one striking difference: This was no Joseph Welch to be found.

    After someone in the Supreme Court leaked a draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a virtual flash-mob formed around the court and its members demanding retributive justice. This included renewed calls for court “packing,” as well as the potential targeting of individual justices at their homes. Like the leaking of the opinion itself, the doxing of justices and their families is being treated as fair game in our age of rage.

    There is more than a license to this rage; there is an addiction to it. That was evident in March 2020 when Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stood in front of the Supreme Court to threaten Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh by name: “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Schumer’s reckless rhetoric was celebrated, not condemned, by many on the left, even after he attempted to walk it back by stating that “I should not have used the words I used … they did not come out the way I intended to.”

    What occurred at the White House this week is even more troubling. When asked for a response to the leaking of a justice’s draft opinion, White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to condemn the leaker and said the real issue was the opinion itself. Then she was asked about the potential targeting of justices and their families at their homes, and whether that might be considered extreme. It should have been another easy question; few Americans would approve of such doxing, particularly since some of the justices have young children at home. Yet Psaki declared that “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest,” adding that “peaceful protest is not extreme.”

    In reality, not having an official position on doxing and harassing Supreme Court justices and their families is a policy.

    Whether protests are judged to be extreme seems often to depend upon their underlying viewpoints. When Westboro Baptist Church activists protested at the funeral of Beau Biden, it was peaceful — but many critics rightly condemned the demonstration as extreme; some even approved of Westboro activists being physically assaulted. When the church brought its case before the Supreme Court, some of us supported its claims despite our vehement disagreement with their views, but 42 senators filed an amicus brief asking the court to deny free-speech protections for such protests. The court ultimately ruled 8-1 in favor of the church.

    In this case, the Biden administration and the Justice Department have condemned the court’s leaked draft — but not the threatened protests at justices’ homes, even though those arguably could be treated as a crime. Under 18 U.S.C. 1507, it is a federal crime to protest near a residence occupied by a judge or jury with the intent to influence their decisions in pending cases, and this case remains pending. (Ironically, prosecution could be difficult if the protesters said they had no intent other than to vent anger.)

    Even if protests at justices’ homes are constitutionally protected, that does not make them right, any more than the lawful Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954 were right.

    In 1954, the left was targeted for its political views; today, it is the left which is calling for censorship, blacklisting and doxing. In such moments of reckless rage, presidents often have become calming voices, tempering extremist passions in their own parties. When they have failed to do so, history has judged them harshly, as in the case of President Eisenhower’s belated condemnation of Sen. McCarthy, something he reportedly regretted for the rest of his life.

    President Biden has repeatedly shown that polls, not principles, guide his presidency. He showed integrity as a senator by denouncing court packing as a “bonehead … terrible, terrible” idea. However, he has stayed silent as today’s Democrats have pushed to pack the court with an instant liberal majority, a demand that increased this week. Biden long supported the Senate’s filibuster rule and said efforts to eliminate it would be “disastrous” — but when today’s mob formed, he flipped and denounced the filibuster as a “relic” of the Jim Crow era.

    Even on abortion, Biden has shifted with the polls. He once opposed Roe v. Wade and supported an amendment that would negate the decision. At the time, he declared that “I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body.” Now President Biden has switched his position without really switching his logic. He recently declared that he supported Roe because “I’m just a child of God; I exist” and thus can decide what happens to his body. Accordingly, he denounced the Supreme Court’s draft opinion as “radical” and affirmed the right of a woman “to abort a child.“

    Whether it is court leaking, packing, doxing or other tactics, many Democratic politicians and pundits continue to follow the mob rather than risk its ire.”

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  8. And killed off 62 million of them….

    “America has betrayed its young”

    https://spectatorworld.com/topic/america-betrayed-young-mental-health-higher-education/

    “Two articles last weekend made me feel sorry for American young people. We in the anti-woke brigade can be awfully hard on kids. But having been born in the twentieth century turns out to have been a stroke of good fortune.

    On Sunday, the New York Times ran a feature about soaring mental illness in American teenagers. Between 2007 and 2018, suicide rates among people aged ten to twenty-four rose by 60 percent. Between 2015 and 2019, prescriptions for antidepressants for teenagers rose 38 percent. Between 2009 and 2019, emergency room visits for self-inflicted injuries among people aged ten to nineteen doubled for both sexes; for girls, they more than doubled.

    The journalist proposes multiple explanations: social media, naturally; too little sleep; insufficient social interaction; an earlier onset of puberty. He also blames “the pandemic” for making the situation even worse, though what he should really blame is not a disease that affects young people very little, but lengthy, destructive, epidemiologically ineffectual school closures and lockdowns that affected young people a great deal.

    Personally, I’d add further contributing factors. Social media, sure, but more generally a disembodying dependency on the internet that detaches users from not only corporeal people but physical reality itself, which could function as a textbook definition of insanity. (One adolescent subject in the NYT’s piece, “M,” is “in love” with an anime character named charmingly “Genocide Jack.” Yes, romantically in love.) An unhealthy cultural obsession with race and collective guilt (American suicide rates are higher among whites) and pervasive civilizational self-denigration. The contemporary myth that self-knowledge requires seizing on a bespoke sexual or “gender” identity. Accelerating confusion over what it means to be male or female.

    For example, out of the blue at thirteen, M demanded to be referred to as “they.” Although it’s opaque just how the third person plural could alleviate their daughter’s chronic anxiety and urge to cut herself, her parents complied. Even the article’s author duly indulges the conceit throughout his text, citing the girl and “their” suffering. If I’d ever insisted on being known forthwith as “they,” my parents might have humored me, but with those taunting little smiles that would have embarrassed me out of the affectation by the end of the week. But then, I was raised by grown-ups.

    Otherwise, we may be seeing some overdiagnosis, since these days cultivating a sense of self entails latching on to a problem. For while mental illness is constantly described as “stigmatized,” relentless recent coverage of this topic suggests the opposite: that if there’s not something wrong with you, there’s something wrong with you.

    But one more trend is damaging American young people, and it’s crushing. The same weekend, the Wall Street Journal ran a news article headlined: “To get into the Ivy League, ‘extraordinary’ isn’t always enough these days.” This one truly shocked me, and lately I’m hard to surprise.

    The story led with an eighteen-year-old “star student” from outside Dallas who also suffers from depression and anxiety, as it happens, but whose academic record beats the pants off mine at her age. Kaitlyn has taken eleven advanced-placement courses (that’s a lot), acing all her exams. She got 1,550 on the demanding Scholastic Aptitude Test, nearly a perfect score. Her grade-point average is 3.95 (4 is perfect). Meanwhile she founded the school accounting club, performed in thirty plays, sang in the school choir, helped run a summer camp and had a part-time job.

    This girl should be able to write her own ticket, right? “She’s extraordinary,” her guidance counsellor says. “I don’t know what else she could have done.” So she applied to the educational big guns: Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern.

    They all rejected her. But, gosh, I forgot to mention: Kaitlyn is white.

    Nearly half of Harvard’s white admissions are athletes or the children of faculty, staff, Harvard graduates or Harvard donors – leaving precious few slots for white kids relying on dumpy old academic pre-eminence. Worse, Kaitlyn is middle-class, and in the US one of the sins of the fathers is success. Ironically, even being female is a disadvantage, because more women apply to college than men, but schools prefer to maintain a 50-50 balance.

    This year’s college applicants are further hampered because three-quarters of elite schools have abruptly dropped the mandate for standardized tests like the SAT. Ivy League admissions offices are therefore awash in applications from students with lower scores who’d otherwise have assumed they didn’t have a prayer. Though ignoring test scores is supposedly progressive — in the service of the God of Diversity — the SAT was once a reliable route through which gifted poor and minority students could distinguish themselves. Now the application process is a free-for-all. Thus administrators are at liberty to compose the colors, sexual proclivities, regional make-up and financial circumstances of an incoming class the way earlier Americans once designed quilts.”

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  9. Only in the feverish mind of a Hollywood leftist could you come up with such fantasies….

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  10. “If Abortion Isn’t Safe, You Aren’t Either”

    https://www.tampafp.com/pro-life-headquarters-firebombed-with-molotov-cocktails-sunday/

    “The Madison, Wisconsin, headquarters of a Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life organization, has been vandalized with Molotov cocktails.

    According to Madison.com, vandals set fire to the Wisconsin Family Action office early Sunday morning.

    Madison Police Department Chief Shon Barnes said in a statement that the department is working on the arson investigation with federal officials and the Madison Fire Department. ”

    Federal officials?

    Please…..

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  11. Mostly peaceful, right?

    Garbage media is carrying water for leftist pro-baby killing domestic terrorists yet again…

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    Enemies of the people at work again.

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  12. Don’t drunk tweet, or you’ll look like a crazed loon, like Schmidty here…

    I’m starting to understand how McCain and Romney lost with this guy running their campaigns…

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    https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/05/09/cheese-slid-off-his-cracker-steve-schmidt-went-off-the-rails-for-32-hours-on-twitter-here-are-some-of-his-more-insane-tweets/

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  13. The internet is forever moron. You can delete it, but screen shots remember….

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  15. Sure crazy lady, because all mothers spend Mothers’ Day worrying if they’ll be able to kill their next pregnancy or not…

    You’re worried your donations from PP might dry up, huh…?

    Winning voters for sure….

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  16. Pro-life and pro-choice both claim its a winning issue for them and they have polling to prove it. In most cases, the polls depend on the question and who was asked. What makes abortion rights a winning issue is motivation. Pro-life Republicans always vote already but pro-choice Democrats especially the young don’t often vote and here is where I think the win is for the Democrats. The fact Republicans are more focused on the leak rather than the opinion that was leaked indicates they don’t want to talk about it.

    Bill Maher is wrong and probably didnt do much research. European countries vary in their rules (just like American states) but 20-22 weeks is usually where some restrictions occur and even then there are loopholes. For the most part, Europe is neither stricter nor more liberal; its similar to the US. And he failed to mention America’s closest neighbour has no rules on abortion yet has the same rates as those with rules.

    The NPR fact check is fairly accurate. Even the attempt to debunk it doesn’t get far. Abortions did decline by 1980 and are now lower than pre Roe vs Wade. Pro-life won the moral argument and the increase in contraception especially among teens and twenty- somethings decreased the need. A repeal of Roe vs Wade would result in abortion bans in some states which have laws on the books that will trigger a ban as soon as Roe vs Wade is repealed. Claim 3 points out that maternal health care in the US is pathetic. You can quibble about abortion risks but there’s nor denying maternal death rates are off the charts in the US. A true pro-life movement would recognize this and demand something be done. As much as I abhor the right nationalists in Poland, they do have a comprehensive pro-life policy with the lowest maternal death rates to go with their complete abortion ban.

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  17. An ironic reminder. The Supreme Court ruled that protesting in front of the homes of abortion doctors was an expression of free speech. I wonder now that protests are in front of their homes if they feel differently about free speech.

    Its interesting to read complaints about media and misrepresentation in some of the tweets you copy here. For example, they complain about the coverage of the actions of a pro choice group against a pro-life office or storefront; yet the article calls them vandals, mentions Moltov cocktails, graffiti, fire etc. Sure they don’t say the protesters set fires but until there’s an arrest and charges laid they legally can’t call it arson or they may face litigation. Much of the other complaints are just as picky and simply looking for something to complain about.

    Who are Rewire News Group and why do people care?

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  18. The rise in childhood mental illness should be a cause for concern. Although some of the rise can be explained by increased awareness, that doesn’t explain all the increase. Socio-economic conditions with increased inequality, financial uncertainty and the general disappearance of the middle class has increased childhood stress. When parents are constantly behind on bills, changing jobs, or forced to move, the stress does trickle down a generation. Along with lowered finances is social environmental problems especially nutrition. The tendency to fast food, prepared foods, etc in opposition to fresh fruit and vegetables, home cooked meals, etc is also a factor. Blaming new technology and social media is too easy but the lack of free play i.e go outside and come back when the street lights go on does stunt mental health. All of this adds up to added stress.

    The issue of gender identity actually gets too much attention from both sides. Yes, gender identity is serious issue which we used to neglect but at the same time its also a part of puberty and the earlier onset of puberty (which may be relate to the nutrition / environment we grow up in) which means mentally they can’t handle the physical change. I deal with kids, especially those on the so-called spectrum, who have gender identity issues but much of this has to do with simply being uncomfortable with rapid physical changes which their brain is yet ready to handle.

    Legacy admissions among the Ivy League will eventually lead to a decline in its academic reputation. Increasing diversity in admissions isn’t the problem and quite frankly standardized tests are not a predictor of success (university success is just as much about self discipline as prior grades and tests). Its when the white elite create “quotas” to alleviate their guilt but at the expense of the white middle and working class since they protect their own with legacy admissions. Have a diverse admission policy should not be a problem but it will be if a quarter of the admissions is protected for elites.

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