10 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-19-22

  1. Yes let’s all keep pretending everything is fine with GrandPa when it’s clearly not.

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  2. But that’s human trafficking, and you’re taking their hope or something.

    Oh never mind, that’s only when R’s do it. Time to call their new lawyers.

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  3. Well I’m shocked. 🙄

    “Biden accused of pressuring FBI to fabricate ‘extremist’ and ‘White supremacist’ cases”

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/sep/15/biden-accused-pressuring-fbi-fabricate-extremist-a/

    “Rank-and-file FBI agents are accusing the Biden administration of exaggerating the threat of White supremacists and pressuring agents to cook up domestic terrorist cases involving racist extremists.

    Current and former FBI agents told The Washington Times that the perceived White supremacist threat is overblown by the administration. They said top bureau officials are pressuring FBI agents to create domestic terrorist cases and tag people as White supremacists to meet internal metrics.

    “The demand for White supremacy” coming from FBI headquarters “vastly outstrips the supply of White supremacy,” said one agent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “We have more people assigned to investigate White supremacists than we can actually find.”

    The agents’ revelations coincide with President Biden’s “United We Stand” summit Thursday at the White House. The summit built upon the administration’s push to root out racially motivated domestic violent extremists, which included the creation of a specialized Justice Department unit to combat domestic terrorism.

    The FBI agent, who did not want to be identified talking about bureau politics, said those driving bureau policies “have already determined that White supremacy is a problem” and set an agency-wide policy to elevate racially motivated domestic extremism cases as priorities.

    “We are sort of the lapdogs as the actual agents doing these sorts of investigations, trying to find a crime to fit otherwise First Amendment-protected activities,” he said. “If they have a Gadsden flag and they own guns and they are mean at school board meetings, that’s probably a domestic terrorist.”

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    This is fine, but you have to be nice to those illegals invading our country.

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  4. Victor Davis Hanson nails it yet again.

    “Equal Justice, They Said

    We are now a revolutionary society in decline using the courts, prosecutors, the administrative state, and the law itself to punish enemies, help friends, and declare such asymmetry “social justice.””

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/09/18/equal-justice-they-said/

    “What once distinguished the United States from illiberal regimes following the Orwellian mantra “some are more equal than others” was the hallowed American idea of “equal justice under the law.”

    The phrase is engraved above the entrance to the United States Supreme Court—an ideal that took centuries to achieve. Yet it is an ancient concept—what the Greeks called isonomia that distinguished classical democratic Athens from its anti-democratic rivals. Isonomia later became enshrined as the central criterion of all Western consensual governments.

    Does it still exist in Joe Biden’s America?

    In many ways, no—due both to state and private vendettas as well as state efforts to destroy rather than merely defeat political opponents.

    Is the law equally applied at the border?

    Ask yourself whether you are more likely to be hounded by the federal government for not being vaccinated if you are a citizen in the U.S. military, or illegally violating federal immigration law as you storm the southern border?

    Who needs a passport to leave and enter the United States—a citizen or an illegal alien?

    If you nullify federal law and refuse to hand over a detained illegal alien to federal immigration agents, are you more or less likely to be prosecuted than someone who likewise deliberately seeks to nullify federal law by bulldozing on his property a nest of federally protected squirrels?

    What tradition of Western jurisprudence allows violent criminals in America’s largest cities to be released upon booking?

    What law states they are instantly free to commit more crimes without worry of incarceration or punishment, while those accused of illegally parading sit in jail for years awaiting charges?

    Is it a greater crime in this republic to walk peacefully through an open door into the Capitol, as at least some who were charged as a result of January 6 did, or to beat to near death an innocent bystander as many do who are released after arrest?

    As far as that reprehensible, buffoonish January 6 riot, compare the treatment accorded to those hundreds—many guilty of “illegally parading or “demonstrating in the Capitol”—with some 14,000 who were arrested in 120 days of rioting, looting, arson, assault, and murder during the spring and summer 2020 riots.

    Did the FBI spend over a year tracking down the names of those known from videos who torched federal buildings, murdered those in the street, sought to storm the White House grounds, and set up no-go zones in downtowns?

    To incite the January 6 riot was prosecuted as a crime, but Kamala Harris, who was soon to be a vice-presidential candidate in the summer of 2020, could incite with impunity. Even more, she helped to raise bail for violent offenders during those riots and said of the summer-long “protests” shortly after the violent attempt to storm the White House grounds:

    But they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop, and this is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not going to stop, and everyone beware, because they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop before Election Day in November, and they’re not going to stop after Election Day Everyone should take note of that, on both levels, that they’re not going to let up—and they should not. And we should not.

    What do those who had recently torched the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church take away from Harris’ adolescent greenlighting?

    After all, Harris essentially promised continued protests, which she knew had so often turned terribly violent and descended into death and destruction. Were her insurrectionary calls a crime or at least worthy of a cell phone grab? A leg iron? A squad of FBI vehicles swarming her car?

    Is questioning an election outcome a crime? Or even taking steps to challenge the elections?

    That is, did a John Eastman have the power of former Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and current January 6 committee chairman Benny Thompson (D-Miss.), who, with little or no evidence, took far more dramatic measures in 2004 to reject the Ohio electors and thus attempt to nullify that year’s presidential election results?

    Did Stacey Abrams “undermine democracy” by touring the country denying she had been beaten in the Georgia gubernatorial election by some 50,000 votes? Did Hillary Clinton again undermine election integrity when she publicly urged Joe Biden not to concede the 2020 election if he lost the popular vote, or claim that Donald Trump was not the legitimate president of the United States?”

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  5. I don’t get what folks expect here. We have no obligation to take them. We are being invaded, over 4 million and counting, yet half of America seem to think they’re only here because things are bad where they came from, yet they ignore that many of those coming are why it was bad where they left. They come for the money most of all, that’s why billions a year go back to the countries they “fled.”

    Where’s your compassion for other citizens who are being destroyed by what these invaders bring with them?

    This could all end quickly. Close and secure the border. Until you do so, no other solution works.

    So what part aren’t they getting?

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  6. AJ – re: your late comments last night.

    The name of the lawyer group representing some of those sent to Martha’s Vineyard is Lawyers for Civil Rights. From reading various articles, what I have gleaned is that this group of lawyers got involved when they heard about the situation, and are most likely working pro-bono. It’s not a case of the immigrants showing up with their own lawyers.

    https://nypost.com/2022/09/19/lawyers-for-migrants-sent-to-marthas-vineyard-call-for-criminal-probes/

    As for why they came, most of these were from Venezuela, and are fleeing more than economic issues. But as for the matter of economic issues (like having enough to eat, having a better life), that is why most of our own ancestors came here. Yes, many were fleeing persecutions of various kinds, but many others throughout the years have come to build a better life for themselves and their families.

    These people were lied to and given false hope. Have you ever had a hope you clung to that was ripped away or turned out to be false? (I’m guessing that most of us have had that happen, to one degree or another.) It is heartbreaking, and hurts far worse than if the hope had not been held out in the first place.

    The people behind this cruel stunt lied and played a political game with people’s lives and hearts. That is, at the very least, wrong and cruel, no matter why the immigrants were here in the first place.

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  7. The FBI colluded with the Hillary campaign and the DNC to put Russian intelligence assets on the FBI payroll in order to legitimize made up intelligence against Pres. Trump.

    The FBI actually attempted a coup… they are the true insurrectionists. In other countries a failed coup ends in treason charges and execution.

    Indictments should follow quickly, but what does Christopher Wray have to say? Let me guess… it’s an ongoing investigation and therefore he can’t talk about it.

    Somone in leadership needs to step up with integrity!

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/key-dossier-source-confirms-he-was-paid-by-fbi-for-years_4739508.html

    “A key source for the anti-Donald Trump dossier paid for by Democrats has confirmed that he was on the FBI’s payroll for years.

    Igor Danchenko, who provided information to dossier author Christopher Steele, “was a vital source of information to the U.S. government during the course of his cooperation and was relied upon to build other cases and open other investigations,” lawyers for Danchenko said in a filing lodged in federal court in Virginia.

    Special counsel John Durham recently disclosed that Danchenko was a confidential human informant for the FBI from March 2017 to October 2020.

    Danchenko was later charged with five counts of lying to the government in interviews about his role as a collector of information that was put forth in the dossier, which was funded by the campaign of Hillary Clinton—Trump and Clinton faced off in the 2016 presidential election—and the Democratic National Committee.”

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  8. AJ – When I first saw the lawyers’ press conference, it occurred to me that DeSantis didn’t think this through. Of course, there’s a lawyer ready to work pro bono in Martha’s Vineyard – it’s almost a liberal cliche come to life.

    The migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard were asulym seekers not invaders. According to the law, when you enter and claim asylum you are in the country legally unless your claim is denied. These people are legal residents of the US. Those who enter illegally and don’t claim refugee status – mostly migrant workers – are in a different category. I’m not sure where the number 4 million comes from but the number of asylum seekers rarely breaks 100, 000 per year. This constant conflabulation between asylum seekers, migrants, drug smugglers etc is extremely misleading.

    The difference between the El Paso mayor, Gov. Abbot and the DHS versus DeSantis is the legality and process followed. DeSantis used Florida money to fund a charter plane of asulym seekers and his personal staff to fly from Texas to Massachusetts. The migrants all confirm that they were promised free housing and a job in Boston by a young lady. With this obvious lie, they were enticed on the plane and were given documents by DHS which misrepresented their address. Its this point — false promises and fradulent documentation that people cite as the difference and where this political stunt borders on human trafficking. I think it’s a slight exaggeration ( I’m no lawyer but Martha’s Vineyard is full of them) but DeSantis should definitely be in trouble for misuse of Florida funds.

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