8 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-20-22

  1. I put this at the end of Friday’s political thread. I do not know this person’s stance on politics and it would be helpful if I did. An old friend . . .

    I received this quote from someone, and I am not sure what it means. Can anyone explain if it is saying the lie is on the part of those bringing allegations or something else. I have not kept up with things enough to know. Thanks. Or is it purposely ambiguous?
    “Never Forget, Never Forget!
    January six, twenty and twenty one.
    The Lie, sedition and plot.
    I know of no reason
    Why the Lie and sedition
    Should ever be forgot!”

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  2. Perhaps we should all call the FBI tip line and report all of these three-letter agents!

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-unit-leading-mar-a-lago-probe-earlier-ran-discredited-trump-russia-investigation_4675803.html

    “The FBI division overseeing the investigation of former President Trump’s handling of classified material at his Mar-a-Lago residence is also a focus of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation of the bureau’s alleged abuses of power and political bias during its years-long Russiagate probe of Trump.

    The FBI’s nine-hour, 30-agent raid of the former president’s Florida estate is part of a counterintelligence case run out of Washington—not Miami, as has been widely reported—according to FBI case documents and sources with knowledge of the matter. The bureau’s counterintelligence division led the 2016–2017 Russia “collusion” investigation of Trump, codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane.”

    Although the former head of Crossfire Hurricane, Peter Strzok, was fired after the disclosure of his vitriolic anti-Trump tweets, several members of his team remain working in the counterintelligence unit, the sources say, even though they are under active investigation by both Durham and the bureau’s disciplinary arm, the Office of Professional Responsibility. The FBI declined to respond to questions about any role they may be taking in the Mar-a-Lago case.

    In addition, a key member of the Crossfire team—Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten—has continued to be involved in politically sensitive investigations, including the ongoing federal probe of potentially incriminating content found on the abandoned laptop of President Biden’s son Hunter Biden, according to recent correspondence between the Senate Judiciary Committee and FBI Director Christopher Wray. FBI whistleblowers have alleged that Auten tried to falsely discredit derogatory evidence against Hunter Biden during the 2020 campaign by labeling it Russian “disinformation,” an assessment that caused investigative activity to cease.

    Auten has been allowed to work on sensitive cases even though he has been under internal investigation since 2019, when Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz referred him for disciplinary review for his role in vetting a Hillary Clinton campaign-funded dossier used by the FBI to obtain a series of wiretap warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz singled out Auten for cutting a number of corners in the verification process and even allowing information he knew to be incorrect slip into warrant affidavits and mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court.”

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  3. The Lone Star State again leads the way forward…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/in-god-we-trust-signs-going-up-in-more-texas-schools_4677494.html

    “The motto “In God We Trust” is being displayed in a growing number of Texas schools thanks to a law that recently went into effect requiring its display in a prominent location in public schools and institutions of higher education in the Lone Star state.

    Texas state Sen. Bryan Hughes, a Republican, co-authored Senate Bill 797, which was passed last year and requires schools to display the motto as long as the signs featuring it came from private donations, at no cost to taxpayers.

    “The national motto, In God We Trust, asserts our collective trust in a sovereign God,” Hughes said in an Aug. 17 statement on Twitter following an appearance for a Northwest Austin Republican Women’s Club event earlier in the week.”

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  4. “President Biden’s executive order to choke off energy development didn’t just increase prices and hurt American families—it was flatly illegal.” Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/judge-permanently-blocks-biden-oil-and-gas-leasing-pause-in-13-states_4677978.html

    “A federal judge Thursday issued a permanent injunction against the Biden administration’s pause of new oil and gas leasing in federal lands.

    The injunction applies to the 13 states that sued the Biden administration over the moratorium in March 2021, including Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.”

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  5. I keep feeling my question shut down the political thread🙃 But really not thinking I would possess such super human powers😀

    I felt the quote could be considered somehow ambiguous in part because it says to never forget, as in what goes around comes around, so if the other side should win next time, don’t be surprised if the same thing happens. That was one take. Also lies are a staple in politics with each side always calling the other side liers. So how am I to know which side a person is on politically from this quote? Maybe that is the point?
    The quote was from a tech school engineer/computer geek.
    Remember the elder Bush joke about how do you know if a politician is lying? Do his lips move?

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  6. Janice – It does look like it could go either way, doesn’t it? I googled the quote and nothing came up. It reminded me of the rhyme about Guy Fawkes and the conspiracy in 1605 to blow up the House of Parliament, which begins:

    ” Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot!”

    When I googled that, a similar thing to what you shared came up as well, using “Remember, remember!” instead of “Never forget! Never forget!”

    The rhyme about Guy Fawkes was in opposition to him and the plot, but I don’t know what we can assume from that about the Jan. 6 rhyme.

    So I guess I’m no help. 🙂

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  7. Janice,

    You didn’t kill the thread. There’s a lot less traffic on the news thread this weekend because I took the weekend off. 🙂

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