16 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-30-22

  1. Read it and weep for your country.

    This people should be investigated and tried for their crimes against the citizenry. This is 3rd world BS.

    “Lawyer: January 6 Clients Are Being Tortured

    “For the first time in U.S. history, the political party in power is hunting down and jailing members of the opposition party for political dissidence, and . . . torturing them in jail.” ”

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    You probably think that’s hyperbole, or an exaggeration. It is not. Regardless of their guilt, which hasn’t been determined yet, we don’t treat political prisoners this way.

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/28/lawyer-january-6-clients-are-being-tortured/

    “Alawyer for several of the January 6 political prisoners says his clients are being “tortured” by a system of “anarcho-tyranny” that considers them to be a “subhuman, sub-constitutional class of people.” In an interview this week, Joseph D. McBride said he is building a case to sue the federal government for millions of dollars over the abuses his clients have suffered.

    The devout Catholic told the Blaze‘s Daniel Horowitz on his “Conservative Review” podcast Monday that he has witnessed the “deepest part of evil” while representing the political prisoners.

    “They are gaslighting the entire American public,” McBride said. “They are calling these people extremists and terrorists, but the extremism and the terrorism lies with them!””

    ““For the first time in U.S. history, the political party in power is hunting down and jailing members of the opposition party for political dissidence, and not only that, they’re torturing them in jail,” McBride said. “This is the stuff of dictatorships.”

    He said he has two clients who are both currently being tortured in jail: Ryan Taylor Nichols of Longview, Texas, and Christopher Quaglin of New Jersey.

    The attorney explained that both of these men are routinely thrown in solitary confinement for long periods of time, which violates international norms, and when their advocates on the outside speak out against the abuse, they get treated even worse.

    “Legally, a pre-trial detainee in America is not allowed to be punished, never mind tortured,” he told Horowitz.

    In the United States of America, we only punish convicted persons, meaning you had your day in court, and you either were convicted guilty, or you took a plea and you admitted guilt. Then and only then you can be punished and jailed. And even in those sets of circumstances, the punishment for your crime is the deprivation of your freedom.

    The standard for a convicted person is no cruel and unusual punishment. The standard for a pre-trial detainee—because that person has not been convicted of any crime, and is still presumed innocent—is that no punishment of any kind is acceptable. Meaning, if you punish somebody, and they’re a pretrial detainee, you have violated their constitutional rights.

    Quaglin is an electrician who was out of work in 2020 due to government policies surrounding COVID. “He has neither been in serious trouble before nor arrested prior to this incident,” friends and family of Christopher Quaglin said in a GiveSendGo plea for help. “He has always been an ardent supporter of the police and some months prior to his arrest led a local demonstration in support of the men and women in blue serving his hometown.”

    In dozens of letters to the federal court judge, friends and family have testified that Quaglin is not the violent Capitol insurrectionist federal authorities have portrayed him to be, but “an extraordinary neighbor who’d help you work on your home if needed.”

    McBride told Horowitz that during the riot, he got into some “shoving matches” with police, picked up a shield at some point, and picked up a can of mace. Government prosecutors allege that he was part of the crowd that attacked Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges, who was seen on video trapped between protesters and a set of doors to the building.

    Horowitz quipped that if BLM and Antifa were prosecuted for merely pushing and shoving, new prisons would have to be constructed “to hold hundreds of thousands of people.”

    “If this were under normal circumstances, this would be done already. Taken care of a long time ago,” McBride agreed.

    Quaglin, who is being held in one of the satellites of the DC Gulag, Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, has Celiac disease, a chronic digestive and immune disorder that damages the small intestine.

    “This is a serious underlying condition,” McBride told Horowitz. “He’s highly allergic to wheat and gluten. When he eats it, he has a severe adverse reaction. It’s very bad, he loses weight, he vomits, he has diarrhea, he has intestinal cramps, he breaks out in lesions on his back. It is so bad that he would choose to not eat and starve over the pain of eating these foods,” the lawyer explained. “This is not a lifestyle choice.”

    McBride said Quaglin has lost 45 pounds because prison officials refuse to provide a diet that won’t make him sick.

    McBride said Quaglin has been transferred to six different facilities since his arrest in April of 2021, and his mistreatment grows worse with each transfer. The prisoner has been at Northern Neck Regional Jail since December 20, 2021.

    “He has been moved six times, and each time, his lawyers have to intervene and tell prison officials that he requires a special diet for his condition,” the attorney lamented, adding that every time he speaks out in defense of his client, retaliatory action is taken against him.

    “Right now, he is locked away in a cell with no windows—no way to reach out to the world simply because his lawyer and his family are speaking out on his behalf. This is a life or death situation,” he said.

    At one point, prison officials took him out of solitary confinement and put him in a block with COVID positive inmates, McBride told American Greatness, so naturally, Quaglin, who was already weak from food deprivation, got COVID.

    The attorney noted that Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and about 14 other members of Congress have all spoken out on his behalf.”

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    This is a gross violation of their civil rights, all approved by an activist left wing judge.

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  2. Dems don’t like it when you try to remove the ways they cheat.

    “Judge Denies Michigan Secretary of State’s Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Removing 26,000 Dead Registrants From Voter Rolls”

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/26/judge-denies-michigan-secretary-of-states-motion-to-dismiss-lawsuit-removing-26000-dead-registrants-from-voter-rolls/

    “In a win for election integrity advocates, the United States Western District Court of Michigan denied Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s attempt at dismissing Public Interest Legal Foundation’s (PILF) lawsuit pertaining to the failure to remove dead registrants from the state’s voter rolls. The court also dismissed motions to intervene from leftist groups, such as the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans, and Rise, Inc.

    In 2020, PILF had notified the Secretary of State’s office about dead registrants remaining on Michigan’s voter rolls, but Benson did nothing about it. In November 2021, the nonprofit filed a lawsuit against Benson for her failure to remove 25,975 deceased registrants from voter lists.

    According to PILF’s own analysis of the 25,975 deceased registrants:

    23,663 registrants have been dead for five years or more
    17,479 registrants have been dead for at least a decade
    3,956 registrants have been dead for at least 20 years

    PILF’s lawsuit contends that by refusing to clean Michigan’s voter rolls, Benson violated Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which requires officials to “conduct a general program that makes a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of eligible voters.”

    Michigan is also a member of ERIC, a voter-roll maintenance organization that ostensibly cleans state voter rolls — meaning the deceased registrants should have been removed long ago.

    “We should not have to sue Secretary of State Benson to get her to do her job,” PILF spokeswoman Lauren Bowman told The Federalist.

    This isn’t the first time Benson’s been criticized for her job performance. Back in June 2020, the Michigan Freedom Fund sued Benson and 16 other county clerks for neglecting to maintain accurate voter records. “

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  3. Prager U —- lol
    The misuse of stats in this video could create a textbook

    The continued dominance of fossil fuels stems not from the lack of success with “green” energy but rather the industrialization of India and China. In developed European economies, there’s been a shift away from fossil fuel. EU use of renevable energy has doubled in the last twenty years and accounts for over 20% of heating/cooling and 37% of electricity generation.

    The video mentions the expensive capital start up cost in green energy but fails to compare it to the capital costs of fossil fuels which are relatively the same. In addition, the operating costs for solar and wind are far lower than fossil fuels.

    He mentions the need for mining to create green energies but fails to mention the need for mining in fossil fuel. Mining for coal and tar sands is in fact far more controversial than most mining. And of course it is more expensive and has a greater cost to the commons.

    He used global statistics on fossil fuel use (which are dominated by China and India) and then points to US gov’t spending as unsuccessful — he should present US statistics not global statistics to have an accurate assessment. Currently 12% of US energy use is green and over 20% of electricity production is green.

    He mentions $5 trillion govt investment over 20 years in green energy, but fails to mention the $6 trillion in govt subsidies to fossil fuels each year. If the gov’t stopped subsidizing fossil fuel, green energy would be more attractive and its use would increase.

    He states more mining will have to occur to increase the use of green energy but doesn’t point out that we can redirect current mining used for fossil fuels. His 1000% increase assumes we will still mine for fossil fuel and its infrastructure even though we won’t need it.

    I could go on and on but …. my dog needs a walk

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  4. Moloch and his evil minions at PP will be pleased.

    Pro-life Cali voters?

    Not so much.

    “California budget to cover some out-of-state abortion travel”

    https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-california-gavin-newsom-729c1df436b5efa69d1cbff438f5905c

    “California is preparing to spend up to $20 million to bring women from other states to its abortion clinics, a policy aimed at increasing access to a procedure that has been outlawed or restricted in many states since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

    Gov. Gavin Newsom had previously restricted the money in the state’s “Abortion Practical Support Fund” for in-state travel only, saying “we have to be realistic about what we can absorb.” That decision surprised abortion advocates, especially since Newsom, a Democrat, had vowed to make California a sanctuary for women in other states seeking abortions.

    Abortion advocates spent weeks lobbying the governor’s office on the issue. Friday, just days before the end of the legislative session, Newsom and legislative leaders revealed an amendment to the budget that would allow the state to spend public money on out-of-state travel for abortions. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on it next week.”

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    Not to be out done by the Gov……

    Go west young trans folk, to the land of freaks and groomers….!

    “California Assembly Passes Bill Making State Transgender ‘Refuge’ For Kids And Parents”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/california-assembly-passes-bill-making-state-transgender-refuge-for-kids-and-parents

    “The California State Assembly passed a bill on Monday that seeks to establish the state as a sanctuary for children seeking transgender medical treatment, as well as parents who wish to put their children through such procedures.

    The legislation, SB-107, appears to be in part pushed through as a response to other states taking action to limit the ability of parents to subject their children to transgender medical treatment.

    The bill’s author, Senator Scott Wiener (D) tweeted Monday, “The Assembly just passed our trans state of refuge bill (SB 107) so trans kids & their families can come to CA if they’re being criminalized. States like TX are classifying gender-affirming care as child abuse & threatening to incarcerate parents. CA won’t stand by.””

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  5. Nothin’ to see….

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  7. Strzok is a traitorous vermin.

    He should be in prison, but Biden rewards his brown shirts….

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  8. AJ – I didn’t because that would be boring and redundant and walking my dog is better for my mental health. Sasha is a bad tempered female German Shepherd , she won’t hurt me but she will make her demands known.

    US jails and prisons are famous for their maltreatment of inmates. Human Rights Watch has published numerous reports critical of the US correctional system. Some European countries won’t extradite prisoners to the US because of the conditions. These complaints aren’t anything new or different. It’s just that right wing populists are actually discovering how the rest of America is being treated.

    Call it want you want but abortion rights are an election winner. The Supreme Court changed the whole complexion of November elections.

    The American War on Drugs is ridiculous. Then again canned whipped cream is disgusting.

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