12 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-9-22

  1. Unbelievably, this is happening in the United States of America. Where is the outcry among members of Congress? Besides ET, where is the rest of the media?

    Where is the Due Process for these American citizens? Why are they considered guilty until proven innocent?

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-jan-6-prisoners-and-families-expose-brutal-truth-about-jail-lockdown_4714149.html

    “It began without warning. A Jan. 6 prisoner had emerged from his cell without a mask. When it was all over, the jail was in lockdown and several inmates had been pepper sprayed, handcuffed, and thrown into solitary confinement. Inmate tablets were quickly confiscated, but not before several prisoners had time to send text messages, exposing the brutal truth of what happened. Many of those messages were obtained by The Epoch Times. In exclusive interviews with The Epoch Times, the family members of several Jan. 6 prisoners share their stories.”

    “In the aftermath of the assault against their loved ones, each Jan. 6 family member is dealing with the situation in their own ways. Sarah has requested the CCTV video footage so she can see for herself what happened. Bonnie and Don want answers. Nicole Reffitt is heading to D.C. “to stand in vigil with some other 1-6ers outside the jail” to sing with the prisoners.

    Nightly, they sing the National Anthem, without fail, Nicole said.

    “It can be intimidating and very scary,” she said, feeling somewhat like David as he stood before Goliath. “We’re fighting the sheer force of the U.S. government and we’re just regular people. It’s overwhelming to think of the fight we have ahead of us and have been fighting for going on 20 months. It’s scary, but it’s important. I am going to take a leap of faith and go to D.C., because I don’t know where else to go.””

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  2. Political prisoners, and half the people supposedly on our side don’t bat an eye.

    It’s unjust, un-American, and unacceptable.

    But Orange Man Bad, so they pretend it’s somehow justified for “parading”.

    That’s reprehensible in itself.

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  3. And how’s his kinder, gentler, more woke and liberal replacement working out?

    Buyers remorse.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/most-want-biden-impeached-see-gop-dropping-ball

    “A majority of voters, including a third of Democrats, support efforts to impeach unpopular President Joe Biden, the latest president to face the nation’s harshest criticism.

    In a new Rasmussen Reports survey, voters by a margin of 52%-42% support impeachment. That includes 77% of Republicans, 50% of independents, and 32% of Democrats.

    But in a related question about Republican promises to make good on impeachment threats, expectations for action are down on the chances the GOP will follow through.”

    ——-

    Because they know R’s are impotent, even when in charge.

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  4. Meanwhile, at least in WV, some voters are waking up.

    https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2022/09/manchin-under-water-in-new-wmov-triton-poll/

    “A new poll released Wednesday by Jackson County radio station WMOV 1360 AM and Oregon-based Triton Polling and Research found that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is vulnerable after his support for the Inflation Reduction Act.

    According to the poll, 66.1% of the 762 respondents had an unfavorable impression of Manchin, D-W.Va. Only 26.3% had a favorable impression of Manchin with just 3.8% unsure and 3.6% with no opinion either way.

    The WMOV/Triton poll was conducted Aug. 24-26 with 3.5% margin of error. The poll was conducted by automated telephone, also known as interactive voice response (IVR).

    The poll comes 24 days after the $737 billion Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden after Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., negotiated the latest version of what started out as Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better social spending bill.

    The IRA includes $437 billion in spending on new investments in clean energy, climate change mitigation, healthcare and prescription drug price reform, and funding for western drought resiliency. It also includes $300 billion for reduction of the national deficit.”

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  5. But the Orange Man is the bad one?

    Enjoy the invasion.

    https://thestarnewsnetwork.com/2022/09/08/the-border-crisis-is-overwhelming-the-u-s-asylum-system/

    “The record number of illegal migrants that have entered the United States since President Joe Biden took office are burdening the country’s immigration system, The New York Times reported.

    Since the start of the Biden administration, migrants have flowed into the U.S. in record numbers, with 3,463,430 migrants encountered at the southern border between January 2021 and August 2022, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The high number of migrants entering the country are taxing the U.S. asylum system by increasing wait times and forcing cities and states to take on the burden of supporting them.

    Once in the country, migrants wait around five to seven years for asylum cases to be fully adjudicated and appeals add additional time, The NYT reported.

    “While the immigration system is badly broken, D.H.S. is managing it responsibly, safely and humanely, and ensuring legal pathways are available for those who truly need them,” spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Luis Miranda said in a statement, according to The NYT.

    The federal government also cannot provide adequate care to support the humanitarian needs of the migrants, who wait about a year to be able to work in the U.S., according to the NYT. There is no funding, like there is for refugees, to support the migrants seeking asylum at the federal level and the burden is then handed to cities and states.

    Cities like Portland, Maine, have experienced parts of the issue because the state provides many public benefits to asylum seekers. The benefits include medical care and housing through the Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services.

    Since Jan. 2021, over 700 asylum-seeking families have gone to Portland.

    In May, the city of Portland said shelter capacity was full and that the housing program was no longer guaranteed, according to The NYT. The city later funded more housing to the tune of $9 million, which raised property taxes by 4.8% on residents.”

    So much for the myth that illegals can’t get public benefit, huh?

    Because they clearly are. And Democrats want to give them even more.

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  6. You knew it was coming, or you should have at least.

    They can’t help themselves.

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  7. Who watches the watchers?

    “SEC chairman’s role in Steele dossier payments adds to questions about Trump probe conflicts

    House Intelligence Committee testimony identified Gary Gensler as having final approval for funding discredited dossier.”

    https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/sec-chairmans-role-steele-dossier-payments-adds-questions-about

    “Gary Gensler, President Joe Biden’s Securities and Exchange Commissioner, had final approval authority for the Hillary Clinton campaign’s payments for the discredited Steele dossier, according to congressional testimony that is adding to concerns about conflicts of interest as the SEC investigates Donald Trump’s social media firm’s merger request.

    Questions surfaced last month about the SEC’s probe of Trump’s Truth Social when RealClearInvestigations journalist Paul Sperry reported that Gensler, as SEC chairman, previously served as the Hillary Clinton campaign’s chief financial officer.

    In addition, Sperry reported that SEC Associate Director of Enforcement Melissa Hodgman was married to Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who led the much-criticized Russia collusion probe and was fired in 2018 for anti-Trump texts on his official bureau phone.

    The SEC declined comment when Just the News inquired about Sperry’s report, the role, if any, that Gensler and Hodgman are playing in the Truth Social investigation or whether the two SEC executives offered to recuse themselves from the inquiry.

    In addition to the connections to Trump, Truth Social is run by former House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, who played a key role in exposing Strzok’s conduct during the Russia probe, the Clinton campaign’s connections to the Steele dossier, the inaccuracies of the dossier and the FBI’s reliance on the former British spy Christopher Steele to obtain FISA warrants targeting the Trump campaign and adviser Carter Page.

    In the end, Nunes’ probe exposed that the FBI ultimately determined that most of the allegations Steele placed in the dossier and shared with the agents were disproven, uncorroborated or meaningless Internet rumor and that the FBI misled the court about the reliability of the information.

    Steele’s main Russian source for the dossier, Igor Danchenko, awaits trial this fall on charges he lied to the FBI in connection with the Russia investigation. And the Steele dossier has become a powerful symbol of the FBI’s failures in a probe that falsely painted Trump as a conspirator with Russia to hijack the 2016 election.

    While Gensler was widely known to be the Clinton campaign’s CFO, former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta personally singled Gensler out for responsibility for funding the dossier.

    In testimony before the House Intelligence committee in 2017, Podesta said Gensler was the top official in the campaign who would have approved payments to the campaign’s law firm Perkins Coie to reimburse for the work that the Fusion GPS research firm and Steele did on the dossier.”

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  8. Biden’s America.

    So much better than that Bad Orange Man, right?

    “Welcome to Two-Tiered America

    It’s an “America” in name only.”

    https://spectator.org/welcome-to-two-tiered-america/

    “The result of Schmitt’s revelation is to clarify the exigency of the present moment insofar as the collapse of any purported distinction between the “public” sector and the “private” sector is concerned. Though now crystallized for a mass audience, many on the right have intuited that urgency for a while now, going back at least as far as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ seminal concurrence last April in Biden v. Knight First Amendment Institute, in which Thomas suggested the legal framework of “common carrier” regulation as one possible remedy for our Big Tech woes.

    But the problem is hardly exclusive to the technology industry. Social media deplatforming and algorithmic manipulation remain huge problems demanding clear, forthright public policy responses, but the same underlying sentiment — the arrogant and malicious impulse to subjugate and “other”-ize the “deplorable” half of American society, humiliating them into second-class subjection — is already playing out in other industries, as well. De-banking — the politicization of lines of credit and the severing of basic financial services to “controversial” conservatives — is already very much here to stay. Just ask recent congressional candidate Laura Loomer about PayPal, or ask the spirited Canadian truckers (remember them?) about GoFundMe. In recent years, moreover, conglomerates such as Bank of America have stopped lending to certain firearms manufacturers — the very defenders, in this case, of the Second Amendment. Other examples abound.

    Considering that a widely accepted element of “fascism” is the cooptation of the “private” sector by the “public” sector, especially in service of entrenching a one-party state, it is one of the greatest ironies of our age that the political party seemingly seeking to do precisely that can unironically slander its preeminent partisan rival as somehow being filled with “semi-fascists.” Indeed, as many have pointed out, the man now lambasting his political foes as “semi-fascist” is the same one who just sent the federal law enforcement to execute a predawn raid on the private residence of his former, and perhaps future, ballot box opponent. Alas, self-awareness is not one of Uncle Joe’s strengths — nor, for that matter, is a rudimentary familiarity with Western history.

    President Joe Biden’s bitter, loathsome speech in Philadelphia earlier this month, replete with ruby-red aesthetic stage accoutrements that would make Leni Riefenstahl proud, pours mountains of gasoline on this already raging conflagration. That vile oration, which posited that so-called “MAGA Republicans” have replaced Nazis, Soviets, and radical Islamists as the true enemies of America, can only be interpreted as a de facto declaration of war from the president of the United States on half of the very sovereign citizenry from whom he derives any putative legitimacy. In its rancor, partisan vitriol, and deliberate siccing of some Americans upon their fellow countrymen, Biden’s speech was the opposite of the sentiment expressed in Lincoln’s magisterial Second Inaugural Address: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

    There are no easy panaceas for lifting us out of this (largely self-induced) mess. Certainly, ballot box remedies in 2022 and 2024 can, and hopefully will, help. God willing, there are enough kindhearted Americans remaining to soberly recognize that a two-tiered America is an “America” in name only, and they will vote out the bums who have fomented such a terrifying reality. There is nothing good down that rabbit hole. Anyone who has ever thumbed through a history book can tell you how that story ends: not well, and sometimes with great bloodshed.

    In the interim, and as but one means of attempting to forestall our continued descent into the two-tiered abyss, the Right must aggressively double down on its already ascendant populist realignment on issues pertaining to political economy. Common carrier regulation for some of the leading Big Tech behemoths, and likely the titans of other industries such as private and commercial banking, ought to be a no-brainer at this juncture. The Right must also continue to evolve on its approach to antitrust; some leading Republicans, such as Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) have led the way on this, and others must now join.

    Amid the collapse of the “public”-“private” distinction and the “other”-izing of half the citizenry by no less than the president himself, the stakes could not be higher. For instance, the antitrust debate now is not an academic one about the continuing relevance of Robert Bork’s “consumer price theory”; rather, it is about securing the ability of half the citizenry to conduct their lives with access to the most basic means and institutions of civil society. The debate is less about economics and more about dehumanization.”

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  9. And just like that I am seeing Democrat campaign ads on my Facebook page! The guy running against DeSantis, Polis ads, the person running agains Lauren Broebert….on and on. I don’t hit the hide button I just hit the laughing emoji! You cannot tell me this is just “accidental” targeting conservative voters. But then again Dj asked the question last night about dog stains on wood floors..today on FB I am seeing ads for solutions sold to remove such stains. Be wary of the man behind the curtain…but it’s all probably a coincidence…..kind of like telepathy or something….

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