45 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-21-23

  1. Truth.

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  2. Nothing to see….

    Move along….

    “16 People On FBI’s Terror Watch-List Arrested At U.S. Border, Authorities Say”


    “Sixteen people on the FBI’s terror watch-list — mixed in with record-breaking numbers of migrants illegally entering the United States — were stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border last month, authorities said.

    According to data reported by Fox News, those numbers raised the total amount of such encounters at the southern border this year to 69, which Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents expect to continue increasing and shatter last fiscal year’s 98 encounters.

    CBP Office of Field Operations authorities reported that the agency had encountered at least 214 people on the Terrorist Screening Database along both the southern and northern border ports of entry in the current fiscal year.”

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  4. The water carriers are out in full force amongst the parrot class.


  5. Later, in their reports they’ll say hundreds attended…. Lol. 🤡🤡🤡🤡

    Professional agitators.


  6. Yesterday Putin met with Xi.

    Biden met the cast from some tv show.

    But don’t you dare point out the idiocy. The lap dogs in the press corps may revolt.

    Paging Jim Acosta…..

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  7. Pay attention.


  8. Zero, none, not one.


  9. Nope, no Antifa here….


  10. Sad.


  11. You know they did, and that’s a violation of federal law.


  12. Because it was a set-up.


  13. Dissent will not be tolerated.


  14. This is what Banana Republics do.


  15. It’s magic really….


  16. Unforced error.

    Too bad for him.

    “DeSantis Misses his Moment

    DeSantis could have presented himself as the opposition to Soros-funded District Attorneys and their neo-Bolshevik tactics.”


    “According to the Federal Election Committee, Hillary Clinton lied about the use of campaign funds by misreporting her funding of the infamous Steele dossier as legal expenses:

    “By intentionally obscuring their payments through Perkins Coie and failing to publicly disclose the true purpose of those payments,” the campaign and DNC “were able to avoid publicly reporting on their statutorily required FEC disclosure forms the fact that they were paying Fusion GPS to perform opposition research on Trump with the intent of influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election,” the initial complaint had read.

    Clinton is not under criminal investigation for these lies. Trump may be turning himself in soon for the same offense.”

    “What should DeSantis have done?
    Trump has smeared DeSantis. MAGA influencers repeatedly lie about DeSantis. There’s even a meme circulating, which suggests that a college graduate cannot stop by a party of college-aged women. Nasty stuff.

    Which is why DeSantis blew his moment. He issued a statement that led strong, and then ended in possible political suicide.”

    “We are not involved in this, won’t be involved in this. I have no interest in getting involved in some type of manufactured circus by some Soros DA. He’s trying to do a political spectacle. He’s trying to virtue signal for his base. Uh, I’ve got real issues I gotta deal with here in the state of Florida. We’re obviously shutting down, uh, C B D C, which is important. We’ve got so many things pending in front of the legislature. I’ve gotta spend my time on issues that actually matter to people. I can’t spend my time, worrying about things of that nature. So, we’re not gonna be involved in it in any way. I’m fighting for Floridians and I’m fighting back against Biden. That’s what I do every single day.”

    If you were sleeping during the 2015 GOP primary, you’d say this was a mighty fine statement of policy. It’s taking the high road.”

    Except it’s not. It looks weak.”


  17. I don’t think DeSantis has missed his moment or committed political suicide. He can weigh in on things of this sort any time he wants. He doesn’t need to jump into the mud to dig Trump out with Stormy. DeSantis pointed out the main problem with the Trump prosecution, which is the Soros funded DA, which virtually guarantees a lopsided prosecution. It wouldn’t hurt to also point out the disparity in how these issues (much worse really)were handled with Clinton. But he responded well.


  18. If he’s ever going to get past Trump in the primaries, he’ll need to win over Trump voters too, as he has with me. The trade off is less baggage , but more establishment type tendencies than I prefer.

    This was an opportunity to come out strongly against this govt overreach. He dropped the ball. This was his chance to show Trump voters that he is decent guy with way less baggage who cares about fairness, justice, and speaking up for folks being witch hunted. Speaking out would have shown this to Trump supporters. He didn’t.

    Sorry Debra, but unless he figures out a way to peel off Trump voters, he’s not gonna be the nominee. Trump will. This was a perfect opportunity but rather than do so, he cowered under the political optics of “helping” a rival. His loss.

    At this point Trump is gonna be the nominee, arrested or not. Time is running out.


  19. Trump vs. Biden seems inevitable.

    Not the candidates we want, but certainly the candidates this country deserves.


  20. So some in the media were less than honest about one of their own you say?


  21. Wolves among the sheep.



    “I am not a theologian, nor do I play one on TV.

    I didn’t even stay in a Holiday Inn Express.

    Still, as a convert to Catholicism, I was catechized as an adult, and have a passing familiarity with Christian theology. I also, I hope, am not a complete idiot, and it takes a complete idiot to take the new theology being pushed by the Left seriously.

    Two different videos I ran across inspired me to write this piece. The first was a video of a progressive preacher explaining why drag performances are holy. Not just acceptable. Not even a wonderful expression of the diversity of human experience.


    “Holy doesn’t just mean “good,” “fun,” or even “excellent.” It means sacred. As in a sacrament. It has a specific theological meaning that even those with the meanest of intelligence should be able to understand. Certainly, a pastor should be able to.

    But no. This particular pastor, The Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines, believes that Jesus is God in drag, and hence drag is holy.

    At first, I was certain this was a parody since no Christian pastor (nor, I would imagine, any other person schooled in any of the Abrahamic faiths) could possibly make this argument. Jesus is God in drag? Who would say that?

    But no, this dude is real, and people actually pay attention to him.

    The Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines is an ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. He currently serves as the Senior Minister of University Christian Church in San Diego, as the Co-Executive Director of ProgressiveChristianity.org, and as the Co-Host for “The Moonshine Jesus Show.” He has a passion for pursuing social justice for the marginalized, demonstrating the Good News of God’s radically inclusive love, and proclaiming a relevant message for today’s ever-changing world. At the time he was called to his current church, Caleb was the youngest Senior Minister in his congregation’s history. Within three years, the congregation had already grown by over 50% and experienced much revitalization; a trajectory that continues.

    Caleb’s views on the intersection of religion and public life have been featured in diverse publications, such as The Nation Magazine, The Economist, The LA Times, Disciples News Service, Chalice Press, The Christian Left, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, The Center for Prophetic Imagination, the Convergence Leadership Project, and Sojourners. He currently serves on the national boards of ProgressiveChristianity.org and Jubilee USA Network. Caleb has served churches and nonprofits in Missouri, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. Caleb is the author of The Great Digital Commission: Embracing Social Media for Church Growth and Transformation (Cascade Books, 2021), which quickly reached #1 on Amazon’s New Releases for Church Growth and was awarded a Silver Medal Illumination Book Award in Ministry/Mission.”


    Included in the wolves comment is the latest trash from Russell Moore and David French and company.


  22. “There’s Been a Development in the Case Against Trump”


    “The Manhattan grand jury weighing an indictment against former President Donald Trump has reportedly scheduled testimony from another witness on Wednesday, pushing off any decision and delaying a potential indictment against the 45th president, despite Trump’s speculation about his own indictment and arrest “on Tuesday.”

    According to a report from Fox News, citing a source in law enforcement, authorities now don’t expect a potential arraignment for Trump, if he is indicted, until next week due to testimony from the additional witness whose identity remains unknown.

    The reported delay for a decision from the grand jury comes after NYPD ordered its officers to wear full uniforms on Tuesday and continued ramping up its security preparations, as Leah reported on Tuesday.”


    They were clearly planning to indict him and arrest him too, hence the response from NYPD, but now seem to be backing off.


  23. Keep walking backwards….


  24. AJ, well most Trump voters want Trump, not DeSantis and it’s too early to try to pry them away. DeSantis has not even declared yet.

    I voted for Trump twice too, and probably will again if he gets the nomination. But the Republican candidate (regardless of who it is) must eventually appeal to more than Trump voters. It’s early days yet to be writing DeSantis off. His policies are more important than his support for Trump’s current problems. Although I will say, it’s entirely possible that any candidate that upholds an America first agenda, especially when it comes to jobs and foreign policy, will get the ‘Trump’ treatment; l wouldn’t be surprised to see more impeachments in the future. The bureaucracy and Uni-party seem to have the real power.


  25. A good read.

    “Donald Trump,
    American Dissident”


    “Trump went on to commit the unforgivable sin of humiliating the ruling elite by winning an election he was supposed to lose to Hillary Clinton. As he absorbed the slings and arrows of the establishment’s rage, he would become a martyr and a champion for a way of life to his followers.

    The word now is that they’re going to arrest Trump in his native New York, the caput Mundi of the liberal order and the city where he built his real estate empire. On paper, the charges have something to do with a porn star and “campaign finance,” but these are merely the outward names for a nakedly political witch hunt that has gone on for almost a decade.

    Trump’s arrest obviously has nothing at all to do with the law. The prosecutor, a man named Alvin Bragg, is a black, leftist, George Soros-supported oaf who has plunged New York City into anarchy. Trump, perhaps the most famous person in the world—and a Hitlerian figure in Manhattan—can hardly expect to receive anything resembling a fair trial. It is the height of absurdity to suggest that a former American president and declared presidential candidate would be treated like a “regular criminal,” and galling even to invoke the “rule of law” when everyone knows that his rival, Joe Biden, who has been credibly accused of laundering millions in dirty Chinese dollars, will never face consequences.

    The Trump witch hunt has never been about one man. If Donald Trump is arrested on these baseless charges, it will be an act of hostility toward millions and an attack on the political principle of self-rule. A free country cannot tolerate a corrupt, local machine prosecutor making an American president and opposition leader into a political prisoner. It will prove that Our Democracy™ is a sham, no better than Putin’s Russia, or, for that matter, Zelenskyy’s Ukraine.

    All Republican primary candidates must vigorously and unequivocally defend Trump against this fraud. So far, we have seen damning hesitation from all but a few in the party, like businessman and primary candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Republicans who are reluctant risk discrediting themselves. You cannot expect your base to show up for you on Election Day if they believe you are willing to acquiesce to a rigged system.

    Some on the right, fearful of entrapment by the government, advise inaction in response to Trump’s urgent calls for resistance. Clearly, the January 6th witch hunt has had a chilling effect. Entrapment is a legitimate concern: there’s nothing the establishment would like more than to create another pretext to crack down on dissent. Menshiviks like Adam Kinzinger are already blowing raspberries over the prospect of political violence. But a passive reaction would serve their goals just the same by humiliating the opposition. Americans have a right to assemble peaceably. If Americans are too fearful to protest an act of brazen tyranny, the country is already lost.”


    The bold section is the trap DeSantis fell into.


  26. What is going on with Russell Moore and David French?? I tried to drill down on that curriculum they’re supposedly collaborating on and it does seem real, but there’s not a lot of information on it. Is it still in the works or has it been rolled out? Is it just for church leaders? I would like to see it if it’s out there.

    I’m interested if anyone has more info.

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  27. AJ you may be right about the trap. But it’s still too early to write DeSantis off. I think he can credibly recover.

    @3:53 That’s a good point.


  28. “AJ, well most Trump voters want Trump, not DeSantis and it’s too early to try to pry them away. DeSantis has not even declared yet.”

    I don’t, and millions agree. We’re over him. He served his purpose, exposing it all. He did the president’s job part better than most too, you can’t deny the difference in the country, economy, injustice, all of it worse under Dems, but it’s time to move on. Now is exactly the time to catch their eye.

    He has his die hard fans, but to the majority he was simply a better choice than Hillary. But we see what they’ve done to him, Russia, Russia, Russia, the Mueller Hoax, the Mar-a-Largo raid, all the dirty tricks. I’ve never seen a president treated to this type of systematic abuse. While millions of us would not mind someone other than Trump, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t, and won’t, speak out against these continuous miscarriages of justice. Don’t mistake the standing up for basic fairness folks as the die hards, of which there are far fewer. I support Trump in this sense obviously, I hope it is at least, because it’s the right thing, regardless of who he is personally. He’s an American citizen and has the rights of one too. And they’ve been repeatedly violated by his own govt. People should be outraged.


    And DeSantis won’t “officially” declare until the legislative session ends in May. By Florida law, he can’t be yet, but he has made his intentions to do so clear in numerous speeches.


  29. I thought barging in, trespassing, and obstructing govt functions were criminal, but I guess that’s only for Jan6ers…..

    “El Paso Bridge Rush Is What Losing ‘Operational Control’ Of Our Border Looks Like”


    “On March 12, more than 1,000 migrants stormed the U.S. checkpoint forcing Customs and Border Protection to deploy crowd control measures to contain the chaos. According to a local NBC affiliate, the stampede, primarily made up of Venezuelans, was triggered by false rumors U.S. officials were allowing entry to families.

    “Texans are furious about the lawlessness caused by President Biden’s open border policies,” said Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. “Texas has done more than any state ever to secure our border.”

    Governor Abbott, however, is part of the problem by declaring an invasion on the southern border while refusing to take the necessary steps to stem the tide of said invasion. In other words, the Texas governor is engaged in performative theater while doing nothing to solve the border crisis.”


  30. When you start taking flack, you’re over the target.

    “Cornyn Attacks Federalist CEO For Criticizing Cornyn’s War Propaganda”


    “Instead of advancing conservative legislation in Congress to benefit his constituents, Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn took time out of his day to attack The Federalist’s CEO for criticizing his embarrassing Ukraine obsession.

    Cornyn’s childish antics began on Tuesday morning, when the senior Texas senator tweeted a quote from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In remarks given to The Atlantic, Zelensky offered a response to comments from Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who last week called on the United States to find a peaceful resolution to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and decried the Biden administration’s increasing role in the conflict.

    “Ukrainian President VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY ‘didn’t want to appeal to the hearts of Americans, in other words, but to their heads,’” Cornyn tweeted while quoting The Atlantic piece. “[T]his was his answer: Help us fight them here, help us defeat them here, and you won’t have to fight them anywhere else.”

    In response to Cornyn’s Zelensky-simping, Federalist CEO and co-founder Sean Davis blasted the senator for buying such “nonsense” and called on Cornyn to “[s]top risking our security and wasting our money on stupid wars that have nothing to do with us.”

    The “fight them there so we won’t fight them here” talking point regurgitated by Cornyn is the same rationale used to justify the United States’ disastrous invasion of Iraq 20 years ago. While Cornyn has regularly supported shipping endless amounts of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Ukraine — the second most corrupt country in Europe — with virtually no oversight, his Tuesday tweet demonstrates his inability to learn anything from America’s previous misguided foreign ventures.

    In an ill-fated attempt to evoke World War II, Cornyn quoted Davis’ tweet with the caption, “Channeling Neville Chamberlain, I see.”

    Davis fired back, tweeting, “Regurgitating trite propaganda from the failed Iraq War doesn’t make you Winston Churchill. It makes you an idiot. Fire your social media interns, read a book, and find a new historical analogy. No more American lives or dollars for dumb forever wars.”

    “The U.S.-Mexico border is overrun, the Uvalde police are currently blaming the 2nd Amendment for their own cowardice, American banks can’t cover their own deposits, and this dummy is out here ugly-crying about criticism of his Ukraine forever war,” Davis added.”


    He ain’t wrong either. Cornyn is just shilling for his defense contractor pals.


  31. “But we see what they’ve done to him, Russia, Russia, Russia, the Mueller Hoax, the Mar-a-Largo raid, all the dirty tricks. I’ve never seen a president treated to this type of systematic abuse. ”

    That’s what concerns me about the future. Internally, Trump is partially insulated by his narcissism. I don’t think DeSantis has that. I hope he is sturdy enough to take it when it comes and doesn’t cave.

    They really need our prayers.


  32. It amazes me as well how fearful Democrats are of another Trump run.

    They’re throwing the constitution out and growing desperate.

    So who’s up for the next battle in the lawfare Dems are waging against Trump?

    All while R’s refuse to speak up for basic rights and decency, because Orange Man Bad.

    “Fulton County, Georgia, is also contemplating lawfare to derail Trump’s presidential run”


    “Hot on the heels of news that Manhattan’s DA, Alvin Bragg, is planning to charge Donald Trump for using private funds to silence a woman who later admitted that she never had sex with him, the Fulton County prosecutor’s office in Atlanta, Georgia, is going ahead with plans to prosecute Trump and his associates under RICO laws for daring to challenge problematic vote counting in Georgia. Tucker Carlson has warned that, if Democrats get away with using ideological prosecutors to attack our election system, the great American experiment is over.

    I won’t rehash Alvin Bragg’s proposed Trump indictment. There’s been enough written about it over the past three days to leave everyone conversant with the underlying facts.

    Still, for the Democrat establishment, the Bragg indictment is not enough. They need a backup and, according to a clearly salivating CNN, Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney, has that backup in play: She’s planning to indict Trump and his associates for RICO (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization”) charges. In other words, not only will Trump be in the crosshairs, but anyone who supports him will learn that close association with Trump means that they are also lawfare targets:

    Atlanta-area prosecutors are considering bringing racketeering and conspiracy charges in connection with Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.”


    “Fulton County, of course, is one of the counties in which vote counting stopped for six hours in the middle of the night after the election. Going into that six-hour pause, Trump was in the lead. Coming out of it, Biden was in the lead. There were other significant irregularities in Fulton County, all of which the political establishment protected from any investigation.

    And of course, that’s all Trump was asking for: An investigation. Anyone with more than a handful of active brain cells understands that there wasn’t some devious plot to undermine elections in Georgia. Instead, it was a request for an investigation, something that the Georgia political system wanted to block at all costs.

    What we’re witnessing here, two and a half years after the election, is not the rule of law playing out. Instead, we’re seeing a determined effort to use the legal system to prevent a strong opponent of the Democrat party from running for office.”


  33. Business insider headline: Trump’s looming indictment causes his feud with DeSantis to boil over into insults and insinuations about a ‘porn star’ and ‘underage’ classmates


    And now it begins in heated earnest. The divide over DeSantis and Trump won’t be boring. But it could only serve to further a fatal division within the more conservative ranks of the nation’s political class.


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