21 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-3-23

  1. C’mon….

    Does anyone really believe this is Fetterman doing this?

    “Fetterman’s Chief of Staff Won’t Tell Anyone How the Hospitalized Senator is Introducing Legislation

    “Why is the chief of staff of a United States Senator blocking people on Twitter who are asking about the Senator’s constitutional ability to vote on or introduce legislation?”


    “Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) is at Walter Reed to treat his depression. As someone who almost had to do that to herself, I sympathize with him and wish him well.

    Fetterman is still in the hospital. So how is he introducing legislation? From The Pennsylvania Capital-Star:

    U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman of Pennsylvania joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introducing new legislation aimed at preventing future freight train derailments like the one last month in East Palestine, Ohio.

    In a statement, the Pennsylvania Democrats said the bill, christened the “Railway Safety Act of 2023,”will “take key steps to improve rail safety protocols, such as enhancing safety procedures for trains carrying hazardous materials,” increasing fines for rail carriers who violate rules, and requiring railroads to operate with crews of at least two people.

    How? How is Fetterman contributing to the statement?

    The Ohio train derailment happened on February 3. Fetterman checked himself into the hospital on February 16.

    It’s possible Fetterman and the others started drafting the bill before he checked into the hospital.

    However! Asking Fetterman’s Chief of Staff Adam Jentleson how Fetterman introduces legislation is a valid question.

    Jentleson blocks people asking the question.”

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  2. In a word…


    This is the Chamber of Commerce RINO shills doing this. They never had any intention of stopping the flow of cheap labor illegals.

    “Chip Roy Calls Out Fellow Republicans: Will They ‘Honor Their Campaign Commitments to Secure the Border?’”


    “In a heated speech on the floor, Rep. Chip Roy goes off on Republican colleagues.”

    “He gave a beautiful history lesson about Texas Rangers’ sacrifices for independence and freedom. The tone of his speech then changed, and he started calling out his Republican colleagues for ignoring the promises to the American people.

    Roy asked, “but what did they declare independence for… what did Travis and the rest of the Alamo sacrifice for… a federal government that opens our borders to cartels?”

    He continued,

    “A group of republicans who campaign on securing the border, who run away in abject surrender, refusing to actually do it?

    If you do not secure the border, now, now, you are giving up any argument you have for the American people to put their faith in you. Will republicans honor their campaign commitments to secure the border, yes or no? What I am seeing right now from my republican colleagues does not give me faith that they will stand up in the breach as did those men who stood on the wall at the alamo. I am tired of words. Things are going to change in this body.”

    Roy called out Republicans for not holding the executive branch accountable.
    “Leadership is something that is observed and followed. It is not an anointed position. We did not come to this chamber to continue to allow the executive branch to run over the American people.

    Where sitting today is a young man who served his country and is being denied his commanding officer job, being forced to try to pay back student loans because he dared to say no to a vaccine mandate that was politically driven. And what is this side of the aisle doing about it? Not a damned thing.

    What is this side of the aisle doing about open borders? Nothing. Nothing.

    What is this side of the aisle doing about an ATF Rule about to make felons out of 10 million Americans or more? Nothing.”

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  3. When they don’t tell you his party, you know he’s a Dem and WaPo is just to dishonest to mention it.

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  4. This is why Dems and the media want it squashed. Their false narrative is at stake.


    Release the Kraken.


    “Voters Suspect Federal Involvement in J6, Want Tapes Released
    More than three-quarters of U.S. voters—including a majority of Democrats—want secret footage withheld by the government related to the events of January 6 released to the public.

    According to the results of a Rasmussen poll released Thursday morning, 80 percent of likely voters believe it’s “very” or “somewhat” important for unseen portions of the massive trove to be viewed by the American people. That figure cuts across party lines: 78 percent of Democrats, 86 percent of Republicans, and 75 percent of independent voters concur with House Republicans’ arguments that the recordings should be made public.

    Last month, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gave Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to thousands of hours of surveillance video captured by Capitol security cameras throughout the Capitol campus on January 6. Capitol police, which technically owns the footage, claimed in a March 2021 court filing that 14,000 hours of video archived from the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m. had been turned over to the FBI for its sprawling investigation. Carlson announced his team had access to roughly 44,000 hours, presumably covering the entire 24-hour period.

    Capitol police and the Department of Justice insist the recordings are “highly sensitive” government material; clips used as evidence against January 6 defendants have been under tight protective orders for two years.

    The footage, however, has been shared with numerous parties including the House impeachment committee, January 6 select committee, and entertainment companies such as HBO.

    Americans also suspect that federal agencies played an animating role in what happened on January 6. Sixty-one percent believe that “undercover government agents helped provoke the Capitol riot.” Seventy percent of Republicans and 57 percent of Democrats and independents think it’s “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that informants or undercover operatives were involved. Court filings and news reporting confirm multiple FBI informants were embedded in so-called “militia” groups months before January 6. A defense attorney in the seditious conspiracy trial of the Proud Boys suggested last month that up to 15 informants were tasked to the group—a figure almost commensurate with the number of Proud Boy criminal defendants.

    And after spending nearly $20 million and monopolizing the media’s attention for nearly two years, the January 6 select committee did not impress the American people. Less than half describe the committee’s work as “excellent” or “good” while 38 percent rate it as “poor.”

    Committee members are expressing outrage that Carlson will begin airing part of the secret footage by claiming the release will endanger national security. “If Speaker McCarthy has indeed granted Tucker Carlson—a Fox host who routinely spreads misinformation and Putin’s poisonous propaganda—and his producers access to this sensitive footage, he owes the American people an explanation of why he has done so and what steps he has taken to address the significant security concerns at stake,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the now-defunct committee, said in a statement.

    Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who served on both the impeachment and select committee, warned the effort would benefit America’s enemies. “[This] really is out of Putin’s playbook,” Raskin said during an MSNBC interview in February.

    But Thompson and Raskin showed no similar concerns when the committee played multiple clips of Capitol security footage—that included a description of the camera’s location—during nightly, televised hearings that reached an international audience.

    It’s unclear when Carlson will air the first set of clips; producers reportedly are now carefully combing through the extensive collection. House Republicans also want to make the video available to defense counsel representing January 6 defendants. Defense attorney Joseph McBride filed a motion in court this week asking the judge to delay the trial of Ryan Nichols, accused of several serious offenses, based on the availability of new evidence. “The Federal Government is the creator of the circumstance we now face. January-Sixth Defendants have universally demanded all available discovery for the past two years,” McBride wrote in a February 27 filing. “Defendant and January-Sixth Defendants have been repeatedly denied for the past two years. The revelation of this newly discovered evidence and the process one must go through to access it has now been thrust upon the Defendant and this Honorable Court.”

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  5. The media knows they will be exposed as liars and frauds, so they have no choice now but to double down. 🙂

    They’re afraid the peasants might get uppity if they know the truth.

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  6. The “experts” suck.


    “The UK government considered whether it might have to ask people to exterminate all pet cats during the early days of the Covid pandemic, a former health minister said.

    It was unclear whether domestic cats could transmit coronavirus, James Bethell said.

    He told Channel 4 News: “What we shouldn’t forget is how little we understood about this disease. There was a moment we were very unclear about whether domestic pets could transmit the disease.

    “In fact, there was an idea at one moment that we might have to ask the public to exterminate all the cats in Britain. Can you imagine what would have happened if we had wanted to do that?””

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  7. Our govt is the greatest source of misinformation in the world.

    “Twitter files part 17: The government funded cottage industry of disinformation ‘experts'”


    “Matt Taibbi is back with another installment of the Twitter Files. This one is, in some ways, a follow-up on a story Taibbi reported last month about Hamilton 68.

    Briefly, Hamilton 68 was a think tank which claimed to have cracked the code to uncover Russian disinformation efforts on Twitter. As such they were quoted in dozens of news stories at “NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and the Washington Post” among others. Taibbi highlighted a few examples.”

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  8. Meanwhile, Joe and his useless pal Pete dither….

    “Hazardous waste moves into East Liverpool causing fear among Ohio residents”


    “Bonnie English had been praying for weeks for the people who live in and around East Palestine after the train derailment that put this region on edge. Then she and her husband Eddie found out that the toxic soil from that wreck had come here to be disposed of. She was stunned.

    “I have been praying for them,” she said. “I guess I need to start praying for myself and my family.”

    “Last week, when news emerged that the hazardous waste from the East Palestine derailment had been traveling to Houston, officials issued statements that the public should have been warned in advance. The Environmental Protection Agency has “paused” those toxic waste shipments to there and to other states, such as Michigan, but resumed the transfer on Monday to two approved sites in Ohio, including the incinerator here in East Liverpool.

    The incinerator at Heritage Thermal Services — formerly known as WTI — has been located along the banks of the Ohio River for 30 years and has been controversial since its inception. In October of 1991, actor Martin Sheen was arrested at the WTI site when he was climbing the fence of the property to draw national attention to the incinerator.”

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  9. So what you’re saying is the govt and media are lying again.


    “So Transportation Secretary Pee-Wee Herman is blaming the Trump Administration for the East Palestine train derailment, claiming it is the fault of “de-regulation.” Economist David Henderson points out that railroad deregulation occurred under Jimmy Carter. Oh, and by the way, here’s the time-series data on railroad accidents:”

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  10. The establishment shills are gonna give the Ron Paul treatment to Trump.


    “In 2012, when Congressman Ron Paul couldn’t get a fair shake in the corporate press or the Republican presidential primary debates, his campaign concocted a strategy utilizing the party’s own rules that would force the national party to take action. To be nominated at the Republican National Convention, get a floor speech, and have the leverage to change the Republican Party’s platform required a plurality of five state or territory delegations to the convention. Though Congressman Paul couldn’t win statewide primaries in a fixed media game, he could win delegates to the national convention by focusing on states where delegates were unbound to candidates. That is what he did. He visited states where delegates were unbound and dispatched an army of active college students from his Young Americans for Liberty organization to campaign in those states. His strategy was successful.

    By the time the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida arrived, Congressman Paul had amassed a plurality of delegates from six or seven states and territories. Though he never held enough delegates to take the party’s nomination for president, he did hold enough to push his ideas into the mainstream. What would follow was a demonstration to the grassroots of conservatism that their votes are wanted, but not their voices.

    Then–RNC chair Reince Priebus, House speaker John Boehner, RNC lawyer Ben Ginsberg, and candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan instituted a loyalty pledge requiring all delegates to the national convention to devote their delegate vote to Romney/Ryan, thus binding votes that state legislatures did not. When delegations like those of the Republican Party of Maine refused to sign the loyalty pledge, the RNC had many delegates forcefully removed from the convention and replaced with their hand-picked representatives. Contested voice votes that were taken while entire delegations weren’t present changed the national rules. The delegate threshold for the nomination was increased from five to eight. The insurgency was over.

    Nearly twelve years later, the RNC power brokers are once again making their moves to stifle the voices of the working class and grassroots America. Having lost their stronghold over local and state parties during the Trump administration, power brokers are lining up to elevate Florida governor Ron DeSantis. We’re beginning to see much of the same playbook as in 2012.

    Not content with addressing clear electoral fraud that has bolstered leftist majorities, power brokers have adopted the mantra that Trump can’t win. The reality is that Trump not only gave the best administrative performance in at least forty years, but also had one of the best Republican presidential campaign performances since before the Civil Rights era.

    In what ways do we see the same playbook unfolding? Having recently re-elected Mitt Romney’s niece to the chair of the National Republican Committee, the press is giving Donald Trump the Ron Paul treatment, which is to say pretending he doesn’t exist. Not the least of these media outlets is FOX News, now spearheaded by Rupert Murdoch’s liberal son and failed vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

    Similarly, in the mold of Uncle Mitt and Reince Priebus, Ronna Romney McDaniel is now promoting the National Republican Committee’s pursuit of a loyalty pledge, binding campaigns to support whomever the press elevates to the nomination as a prerequisite to participate in debates. Let’s hope this loyalty pledge goes farther than the loyalty of Florida governor Ron DeSantis. In 2018, DeSantis couldn’t slap on another piece of Trump flair fast enough. Now he treats MAGA like leprosy.

    As many pundits have noted, the changes instituted in the 2012 RNC power-grab by team Romney hampered the RNC’s ability to wrestle back control of the party from MAGA and helped make Trump the president in 2016. When delegates opposed casting their nomination votes for Donald Trump, they were left without recourse because of the prior rule changes. Having been on the losing end of the rule changes, the RNC is prepared to take a new strategy and establish a loyalty pledge of candidates before the primary process, as opposed to during the nomination process.

    The question arises: is the RNC prepared to demand the loyalty of power brokers to Donald Trump should he once again ascend the field of contenders? Trump is nothing if not a champion fighter.”


    If Trump is the nominee they will once again refuse to honor the loyalty pledges they demand of others.

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  11. You can’t find what you refuse to look for. But then you can conveniently say you didn’t find any.

    “Here’s the real reason the EPA doesn’t want to test for toxins in East Palestine

    The agency is familiar with dioxins, having researched its adverse effects, and if they test the soil in East Palestine for it, they will find it”


    “It is well documented that burning chlorinated chemicals like vinyl chloride will generate dioxins. “Dioxin” is the name given to a group of persistent, very toxic chemicals that share similar chemical structures. The most toxic form of dioxin is 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin or TCDD. TCDD is more commonly recognized as the toxic contaminant found in Agent Orange and at Love Canal, New York and Times Beach, Missouri, both sites of two of the most tragic environmental catastrophes in US history.

    Dioxin is not deliberately manufactured. It is the unintended byproduct of industrial processes that use or burn chlorine. It is also produced when chemicals such as vinyl chloride are burned such as occurred in East Palestine.

    The organization I work for, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, has worked with communities affected by dioxins for over 40 years. We have seen the impact of exposure to dioxins in communities from Love Canal and Times Beach to Pensacola, Florida. And now, we are asking, why isn’t EPA testing for dioxins in East Palestine, Ohio? Are dioxins present in the soil downwind from the site of the accident?

    At a townhall meeting in East Palestine last week, people talked about what it was like when the black cloud reached their property. One person who lived 15 miles away described burned ash material from the fire that settled on her property. Another who lived 3 miles away described how the black cloud completely smothered his property. Repeatedly people asked: was it safe for my kids to play in the yard? Is it safe to grow a garden? What is going to happen to my farm animals?

    These are important questions that deserve to be answered. Today there are no clear answers. Why? Because no one has done any testing for dioxins anywhere in East Palestine. No one. And, it seems, that the EPA is uninterested in testing for dioxins, behaving as though dioxin is no big deal.

    This makes no sense. Testing for dioxin, a highly toxic substance, should have been one of the first things to look for, especially in the air once the decision was made to burn the vinyl chloride. There is no question that dioxins were formed in the vinyl chloride fire. They would have formed on the particulate matter – the black soot – in the cloud that was so clearly visible at the time of the burn. Now, the question is how much is in the soil where people live in and around East Palestine. Without testing, no one will know and the people who live there will remain in the dark, uncertain about their fate.

    This is important because of the adverse health effects associated with exposure to dioxins. Exposure to dioxins can cause cancer, reproductive damage, developmental problems, type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, infertility in adults, impairment of the immune system and skin lesions.

    The EPA is very familiar with dioxins. For more than 25 years, the agency evaluated and assessed the risks posed by exposure to dioxins. They published multiple draft reports on the health effects caused by exposure to dioxins. They published an inventory of dioxin sources and devoted an enormous amount of time to studying dioxins. The agency knows this chemical very well.

    So why is EPA unwilling to test for dioxins in the soil? My guess is because they know they will find it. And if they find it, they’ll have to address the many questions people are asking. It will not be easy to interpret the results of the testing for dioxins in soil, but to avoid testing is irresponsible. The EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. Clearly the situation in East Palestine is the place where EPA should follow its mission and do right by the people who live in this town. EPA must test the soil in East Palestine for dioxins.”

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  12. Oh boy.


    “Jeffrey Epstein Madam Ghislaine Maxwell has ordered her attorneys to file an appeal to overturn sex-crimes convictions against her.

    The 61-year-old British pedophile was convicted in December of 2021 of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by Epstein.

    Tuesday her lawyers asked a federal appeals court to overturn her conviction and 20-year sentence for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls.

    Epstein allegedly killed himself in 2019 while awaiting his own sex-crimes trial. If you believe that, your’e a moron. The guards fell asleep, the cameras malfunctioned, all on the same night he allegedly took his own life. They think you’re stupid America.

    Maxwell, his lover and close friend was arrested a year later.

    In a filing on Tuesday with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan, Maxwell’s lawyers argued she was denied a fair trial and used as a scapegoat because Epstein evaded justice.

    “The government prosecuted Ms Maxwell as a proxy for Jeffrey Epstein. It did so to satisfy public outrage over an unpopular non-prosecution agreement and the death of the person responsible for the crimes,” defense attorney Arthur Aidala said in a statement quoted by ABC News.

    In a bizarre plot twist, Maxwell lawyers argue she is covered by a 2007 non-prosecution agreement between federal prosecutors in Florida and Epstein, which including a provision not to prosecute co-conspirators.

    Epstein was convicted in Florida in 2008 of paying young girls for massages, but served just 13 months in jail under a secret plea deal. Those details are now slowly coming to the surface.

    Maxwell’s Lawyers also argued that prosecutors had waited too long to charge her and violated the statute of limitations.

    “In its zeal to pin the blame for its own incompetence and for Epstein’s crimes on Maxwell, the government breached its promise not to prosecute Maxwell, charged her with time-barred offenses, resurrected and recast decades-old allegations for conduct previously ascribed to Epstein and other named assistants, and joined forces with complainants’ civil attorneys, whose interests were financial, to develop new allegations that would support charges against Maxwell,” their filing said, quoted by ABC and Fox News.

    The appeal also stated that trial judge Alison Nathan had wrongfully rejected a request by Maxwell for a new trial last year.

    Maxwell unsuccessfully argued that a juror, who had bragged about helping convince fellow jurors to convict her by recalling his own experiences as a sex abuse victim, had biased the jury.”

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  13. Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime.

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  14. Call it, their narrative is dead.

    CONTENT WARNING!!!!! for foul language.

    My apologies for the cops’ vile language, but this is news folks need to see so I’m posting it as I’m unable to edit it out. Sorry, but the truth ain’t pretty, but it has to be told by someone, and the media won’t do their job, so….

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  15. Jordan’s first whistle-blower, FBI agent suspended for refusing to participate in their theatrics.

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  16. What were the chances, huh?

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  17. So I guess this was a thing….go figure..nothing’s normal any more….

    The chocolatier Hershey’s is celebrating International Women’s Day in Canada with an ad campaign featuring a biological male, a decision some consumers are having trouble digesting.

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