31 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-6-23

  1. How original…. 🙄

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  2. The clown known as Glenn Kessler is at it again.

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  3. More trash from the “fact checkers”….

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  4. Too funny, and accurate.

    Twitter changed it back, but not before much whining from the state media outlet.

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  5. Turning off comments, the last refuge of the woke clowns.

    “WPGA Shuts Down Hot Twitter Account After Man Wins Women’s Golf Event”


    “If you can’t take the heat, don’t let male trannies play your game. That’s the lesson for the Women’s Professional Golf Association for allowing a man to win its Australia Women’s Classic at Bonville tournament Sunday. It’s bad enough that a trans fraud was allowed to play with the ladies, but when the WPGA’s Twitter account blew up with protest, the association got even more cowardly and turned off the reply button.

    The male Breanna Gill won Sunday’s tournament. According to WPGA Australia’s tweet, he did so by “Showing nerves of steel.” He also showed the biceps of masculinity.

    This was not the first time Gill won a women’s golf tournament either. During his eight years on the ladies tour, he’s cheated real women out of victory before. He won the Qantas Golf Challenge and the New Caledonia Women’s Pro-Am both in 2018, and the New Zealand Women’s Pro-Am in 2019. ”

    “The WPGA glossed over the gender controversy and did not mention Gill’s actual gender, stating: “Gill Basks in the Glory of Australian Women’s Classic Win”. The omission triggered many folks, including Megyn Kelly, who tweeted:

    “This is a biological man, a fact not even mentioned in much of the major press coverage celebrating ‘her’ win over the actual women in this tournament. It’s a fraud, it’s immoral, and it HAS TO STOP.”

    Others called it cheating and asked why a man was allowed to compete in a women’s sports event. Another person parodied the WPGA’s tweet, writing: “Showing balls of steel, Breanna Gill cheated by competing against women even though he’s male, for his first professional win. This is not something to celebrate, just another cheat.”

    A wife, mother, pediatrician posted a real gem – a sign stating, “Women’s sport is not a retirement plan for failed male athletes.”

    Former college swimmer Riley Gaines, who competed against Penn U. trans fraud William “Lia” Thomas last year, asked, “Who’s surprised a male is being recognized as the ‘winner’ in the women’s category?”

    All of this was just too much for the WPGA’s nerves of Jello. Its social media director blocked others who wanted to call out the woke organization contributing to the demise of women’s sports integrity.

    When the going gets tough, the tough melt down and end Twitter discussions going south. “

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  6. Victim shaming.

    That darn Trump is making us violate those norms we always whine about as we destroy them.

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  7. Good. Don’t let them censor you. That’s part of their goal.

    They seek to muzzle him while the DA’s office leaks info they want to spread their narrative to willing reporters.

    “Judge Warns Trump To Refrain From Posting On Social Media, Claiming Messages Could Inflame Civil Unrest – Trump Posts Anyway”


    “New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan, who is poised to preside over the historic alleged hush-money prosecution of former President Donald Trump, warned Trump to refrain from posting on social media, as it could foment civil unrest.

    Trump posted on his Truth Social account anyway.

    “Alvin Bragg shut down New York City, brought in 38,000 NYPD officers, and will spend an estimated $200,000,000 of NYC funds, for a totally legal $130,000 NDA. On top of all that, the 9th Circuit Court just awarded me $122,000 — over the $500,000 already awarded, from Stormy ‘Horseface’ Daniels!” the former president wrote on social media.

    The alert from Merchan reported by The Associated Press comes after Trump surrendered to authorities in New York City for an arraignment on Tuesday afternoon amid legal proceedings over 34 felony charges of falsifying business records, stemming from alleged hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election cycle.

    Trump pleaded not guilty while face-to-face with Merchan, who told him to refrain from rhetoric about the historic moment of becoming the first former United States president to be charged with a crime, and the players involved in the process.

    Axios reported that prosecutor Chris Conroy referenced one of the former president’s post where he warned of “death and destruction” over the case and a photo of Trump wielding a baseball bat alongside a photo of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

    Conroy claimed Trump’s posts cause “significant concern . . . relative safety of jurors and witnesses and on the process.”

    Pending a final agreement, the outlet said “prosecutors asked for a protective order that prevents Trump from sharing discovery materials on social media or sharing them with third parties.” The two sides are coming to a final agreement on the language of the order.”


    “Immediately after Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff reported that Trump would face 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, the former president posted on social media that Bragg had illegally leaked information in the indictment.

    “Wow! District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me. I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he. This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED,” Trump said. “Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!”

    “D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment,” Trump continued. “There are no changes or surprises from those he leaked days ago directly out of the Grand Jury. No Crime by Trump. What a MESS. Bragg should resign, NOW!””

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  8. Banana Republic of America.

    “Seven Things You Don’t Know About the Stormy Daniels Hush Money Case

    If these trumped up charges were being used to disable a candidate in, say, Egypt or Russia, the U.S. State Department would condemn these tactics.”


    “We just have to demonstrate that he will not take power if he does run, making sure he—under legitimate efforts of our Constitution—does not become the next president again,” Joe Biden said of Donald Trump in an often overlooked remark just a few months ago.

    On Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, acting as an agent of Biden’s campaign strategy to eliminate his most likely political opponent, finally unsealed the pretextual indictment being used for just that purpose. Over and over again, the indictment claims Trump, “with the intent to defraud and intent to commit another crime and aid and conceal the commission thereof, made and caused a false entry in the business records of an enterprise.” But it fails to identify 1) the false statement, 2) why the statement was supposedly false, 3) the person or entity Trump supposedly intended to defraud, and 4) what crime Trump supposedly tried to cover up. These are nice-to-know details.

    As we’ll see, the available public record strongly indicates these gaps cannot be filled with sufficient facts to support a criminal charge. These aren’t criminal charges. This is a publicity stunt.

    This operation to kneecap Trump’s electoral chances would not have been possible without a sweeping and coordinated disinformation campaign by supposedly independent legacy media outlets. It matters not whether one reads the New York Times, NPR, or another supposedly serious legacy media platform. The lack of serious legal analysis in all of them is apparent, as is their preference for innuendo and providing laundry lists of other unproven allegations.

    The legacy media have overlooked a long list of weaknesses in the legal case against Trump. Let’s walk through a few key points the get-Trump media and their cult won’t consider.

    1) What does the statute in question actually criminalize?

    The district attorney is attempting to criminalize the way in which Trump recorded the reimbursement to Michael Cohen for a non-disclosure agreement with Stormy Daniels. The statute provides, “A person is guilty of falsifying business records in the second degree when, with intent to defraud, he . . . Makes or causes a false entry in the business records of an enterprise.” Media reports gloss over the specific elements of this statute as well as Trump’s actions in the case, because Trump’s actual guilt or innocence is simply irrelevant.

    2) Was Trump’s statement false?

    Bragg is trying to prosecute Trump because of the way internal bookkeeping recorded payments to Cohen, who was Trump’s attorney at the time. Trump apparently labeled these expenses “legal fees” instead of something more specific detailing a non-disclosure agreement. But these were payments to his then-attorney for expenses. So where’s the falsehood?

    Although the payments to Cohen were understood as a reimbursement for Cohen’s expenses, would a business normally be required to subdivide “legal fees” from “legal expenses?” If there’s a rule prohibiting the labeling of “expenses,” as “fees,” nobody so far has pointed it out.

    3) Did Trump intend to defraud anyone?

    In Trump’s FEC filing, he wrote, “In the interest of transparency, while not required to be disclosed as ‘reportable liabilities’ on Part 8, in 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump’s attorneys, Michael Cohen. Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017. The category of value would be $100,001-$250,000 and the interest rate would be zero.”

    The statute requires an intent to defraud. But whom is it alleged Trump intended to defraud? Who is the victim? If the FEC is the supposed victim of this supposed “false business record,” then the prosecutor is going to have a hard time showing that the FEC cared more about Trump’s internal bookkeeping than they seemed to with the FEC disclosure form, which spelled out the expense. Did Trump even disclose his internal record keeping to the FEC? Why would he if he filed a separate disclosure for that purpose? So how can it be said that the internal business record had anything to do with the FEC?

    4) How does the Manhattan D.A. get around the two-year statute of limitations?

    Nobody disputes the fact that the New York law criminalizing falsification of business records is a misdemeanor with a two-year statute of limitations. The only way, therefore, to drag this 2016 incident into a 2023 courtroom is to recharacterize it as a felony. But, it’s still not clear how the prosecutor can argue the case has not also passed the five-year statute of limitations on “all other felonies.” It’s possible the D.A. will argue that Trump has been, “continuously outside the state,” of New York which conceivably would allow the prosecutor to exclude that time from his calculation. Of all the leaks out of the Manhattan D.A.’s office, none appear to explain this giant roadblock.”

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  9. False teachers seem to like the UCC.

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  10. How dare he speak the truth and quote you!

    Get your kids away from these predators.

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  11. Speak up women. And boycott these clown companies.

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  12. Thanks Joe!

    “Nobody wants to admit American manufacturing just hit a new low”


    “In case you hadn’t noticed, President Joe Biden has been making a number of appearances lately at manufacturing plants. These trips included a microchip plant in North Carolina and a “green energy” plant in Minnesota. He’s been attempting to show voters how his policies are driving an economic comeback in the manufacturing sector, particularly for projects to save the climate or whatever. But as usual, the real story of American manufacturing is quite different than the one that the White House is trying to sell. As was reported in the Free Beacon on Monday, analysts are keeping a close eye on the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index, known as PMI. It’s a key indicator of how strong manufacturing actually is in the United States. And this week, the index fell to the lowest level seen since the pandemic began.

    U.S. manufacturing reached its lowest point since the start of the pandemic, according to a report released just as President Joe Biden embarked on a tour of U.S. factories to tout his promise to boost the industry.

    On Monday, the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index reached its lowest point, 46.3, since May 2020, Reuters reported. Excluding the pandemic recession, the index, known as PMI, was at its lowest point since 2009.

    PMI is a tool for identifying economic trends in the manufacturing and service sectors based on business conditions at hundreds of major companies. A PMI below 50 indicates decline.

    As noted, the PMI is a fairly straightforward measure of manufacturing health in the country. It’s set up on a scale of 1 to 100. A PMI higher than 50 indicates growth, while a measurement below 50 signals decline. This week the PMI hit 46.3. If you factor out the aberration of the government shutdowns in 2020, this is the lowest the PMI has been since 2009 at the tail end of the Great Recession.

    For anyone who is actually paying attention, it’s going to be tough for Joe Biden to paint any lipstick on this pig. Some manufacturing plants are opening or expanding with the help of government subsidies, but the overall landscape is shrinking. Some of the biggest hits are being seen in the Big Tech sector, where more than 100,000 workers have been let go recently. The pattern has spread to other industries, however. Both Dow and 3M announced cuts last month. In the entertainment sector, Disney is cutting 7,000 workers loose. IBM is eliminating almost 4,000 positions.

    There are other sectors that are still adding jobs at a sufficient rate to keep the employment rate fairly low. But that turns out to be a bit deceptive in this type of market. If, for example, you’re adding a significant number of workers in the food and beverage industry, that doesn’t really offset similar job losses in factories because the skills aren’t immediately transferrable and the pay rates are not equal.”

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  13. The Revolution will not be televised.

    VDH nails it again.

    “Victor Davis Hanson: Prosecutors Want Trump To Get Enough Empathy To Win The Nomination And Then Gag or Jail Him”


    “What we’re seeing is not the end of it,” Hanson told Carlson. “Tonight was the very beginning. This is going to go on to three prosecutors for a year and a half, with the intent of getting just enough empathy for Donald Trump that he will be nominated and then see him gag-ordered and maybe even seeing him incarcerated to nullify his viability in the general election.”

    “It’s the worst example of third-world election tampering,” he said. “They don’t have a message, so whether it’s symbolically tearing up the State of the Union or denying the Speaker or the Minority Leader in the House appointments or trying to threaten the filibuster to be ended or the electoral college or pack the court, it’s all processed because they don’t have a message and they are desperate.”

    “We are in the middle of a revolution that we don’t even know we’re in,” Hanson declared. “I think Donald Trump said as much as he could but I imagine in the next week we’ll see a gag order leveled against him and then the other prosecutors will be encouraged and then this cycle will go on for a year and a half.”

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  14. The Deep State will have their hands full trying to keep both Kennedy and Trump out of the WH…


    “Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., best known for his positions on environmental law and vaccine safety, filed the paperwork to run in the 2024 race for president of the United States on April 5.

    He filed as a Democrat, according to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing.

    “America is enduring an apocalyptic tribal polarization more toxic and dangerous than any time since the Civil War,” Kennedy told The Epoch Times exclusively following the filing of the paperwork.

    “And while Democrats battle Republicans, elites are strip-mining our middle class, poisoning our children, and commoditizing our landscapes.

    “I will focus my campaign, not on the issues that divide us but the values we have in common.”

    Kennedy is the second candidate to declare a run for the Democratic nomination, joining Marianne Williamson.

    Kennedy’s father, the late Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-N.Y.), was assassinated when running for the presidency in 1968. His uncle, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Texas in 1963.

    Kennedy signaled earlier in March that he planned to run.

    “If it looks like I can raise the money and mobilize enough people to win, I’ll jump in the race,” Kennedy wrote in a Twitter post dated March 10. “If I run, my top priority will be to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedoms. Together we can restore America’s democracy.””

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  15. Trump needs to take a lesson from Clinton’s impeachment – it wasn’t the original investigation, it was the denial of an affair. In Trump’s case, it may not be the pay-off or the current charges but his behaviour leading up to the trial. Its not unusual to force defendants to refrain from public comments. If he doesn’t exercise self-discipline, he will be in trouble for something different than the original investigation. He needs to let his legal team take care of media releases and tweets.

    I thought NPR and PBS were mostly funded by viewers? Twitter is now trolling its own customers – great business technique. Just checked – BBC which is funded entirely by the government was not labelled as state affiliated.


  16. The Glendale tweets/story is weird.

    First the assistant superintendent is over paid. The director of my school is paid the equivalent of 185K USD. The cost of living in suburban LA isn’t much different than in my area. I do find US upper level management pay is higher than here but working class wages are relatively the same thus the gulf between the working class and upper middle class is greater in the US

    Second and most importantly; why are the coaches in a change room? Coaches should not be in the change room while students or athletes are changing no matter the gender. Absolutely insane and a lawsuit waiting to happen. Biological girls identifying as boys are changing with the boys – I suppose that’s their choice. What’s forcing the coaches to be there? I can’t emphasize this enough – coaches get out of the room. Never be in the room of a minor child who is changing.

    The school board’s policy on hiding some information from parents isn’t unusual. In terms of sexuality, if a student doesn’t want a parent to know they are gay or lesbian, than why tell? As a parent I would be concerned that my child is not comfortable discussing things with me. As a teacher, I’m not disclosing sexuality if it could risk verbal or physical abuse at home, Besides, why discuss sexuality at all – I only discuss academics with my parents. I find that if I call about behaviour they ignore me but if I tie behaviour to academics, I get their attention.

    Gender dysphoria is considered a medical disorder. The age of medical consent varies by state, medical condition and doctor’s opinion of a person’s maturity. As a middle school teacher I tend to minimize a student’s gender identity issues. Too often adult interference in a child’s thought process will direct a student too far too fast in one direction or another. However, I won’t reveal anything told in confidence. I will occasionally recommend therapy or counselling to parents for their child just citing anxiety/depression as the basis rather than get specific.


  17. WSJ — Karl Rove on the current numbers:


    The Trump Indictment Is Trouble for Both Parties

    And for Trump, too. It’s unclear if it helps in the primaries but it won’t in November.

    By Karl Rove

    The criminal indictment of a former president has pushed the U.S. into unexplored territory. There is no good precedent for how this will play out. But amid the Sturm und Drang of America’s broken politics, some things are becoming clearer.

    Many Democrats wisely are refusing to talk about Donald Trump’s indictment. Tuesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters, “It’s an ongoing case, so we’re just not going to comment.”

    Democrats have good reason to maintain this posture. Commenting makes the case look more political. .. … (A) cardinal political rule: Never interfere with your opponent when he’s self-immolating. And Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s convoluted indictment could well fail to produce a guilty verdict. Better then to have distance from the affair and the district attorney. …

    … There are poll numbers that should worry both parties. For all the indictment kabuki, independents still look more like Republicans than Democrats on major issues. The March 27 Fox News poll which found 63% of Democrats approve of Mr. Biden’s handling of the economy but only 31% of independents and 8% of Republicans do. Similarly, 66% of Democrats approve of Mr. Biden’s handling of border security, but only 27% of independents and 9% of Republicans do.

    When it comes to Mr. Trump, however, independents look more like Democrats. In the April 1 ABC/Ipsos survey, 88% of Democrats agree Mr. Trump should have been charged; the rest say he shouldn’t have or don’t know. Forty percent of independents say he should have been charged, 32% say he shouldn’t have, and 27% don’t know. Among Republicans, 16% think he should have been indicted, 62% say he shouldn’t have and 21% don’t know.

    If Mr. Trump is the nominee, those numbers could ruin a decent chance to win the White House. He took 48% of independents in 2016 and about 41% in 2020. It spells trouble that a smaller percentage than that now oppose the indictment—and that 16% of Republicans support charging the former president and 1 in 5 don’t yet know. He took 94% of GOP voters when he lost in 2020. He needs virtually every Republican and a majority of independents to win the general election—but he could easily become the nominee without them.



  18. Fox News also reporting:

    ~ The New York City judge overseeing Donald Trump’s hush-money case has been receiving death threats and has been assigned a security team, Fox News Digital has learned.

    The threats against Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan began about a week ago but have ramped up in the wake of Trump’s historic arraignment Tuesday on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. ~


  19. Rove and I agree??

    The more violent or abusive his supporters become the more independent will shy away from Trump.

    As Rove’s numbers indicate for a Republican to win he needs nearly 50% of independents and an unmotivated Democratic voting base. That’s how he won in 2016. And even then he didn’t win the majority vote, he lost by 2.9 million. In states which put party affiliation on voter registration, there are 48 million Democrats, 35 million Republicans and 34 million independents. Polling suggests 31% Democrats, 25% Republicans and 41% independent.

    The only reason Republicans win the presidency is the electoral college. And the only reason they win the House is gerrymandering and rural bias.


  20. So can we see these alleged threats, or do we just have to take their word for it?

    Because I won’t.

    Let’s see some actual proof, and that it’s actually coming from Trump supporters. Sounds like yet another false flag from the usual suspects.

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  21. And Rove is a stooge of the highest order.

    Him and Romney’s niece are responsible for the @#$%show that is the RNC. He’s what’s called irrelevant at this point. Networks may buy his schtick, R voters don’t.

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  22. Just gonna leave these here….

    “Poll: Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Massively Underwater On His Handling Of The Economy, Immigration, Guns…”


    “CNN Poll: Less Than One Third Of Americans Say Biden Deserves Reelection…”

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  23. Need a new narrative. This one is busted.

    She’s a liar, she turned him in. But I’m sure DeSantis made her do it. lol

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  25. Of those less than a third..are they dead or alive..asking for a friend!

    So the judge has been threatened?? Where’s the video?
    How about those conservative Supreme Court Judges who had their lives and the lives of their families threatened? Oh and those peaceful protestors outside of their homes eh?

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  26. AJ, why did I think you’d say Antifa was to blame for the threats (again, as usual)? lol

    I don’t find it a stretch at all to believe, in this hyped-up political frenzy we’re now in, that there are death threats against the judge or others as well, from one, two, all or any “sides.”

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  27. I’m always amused to see how one side (doesn’t matter, depends on who’s making the accusation) can ALWAYS be dead wrong, guilty-guilty-guilty … and the other side ALWAYS perfectly pure and not-guilty.

    In real life, don’t you ever think, just a little bit, that just maybe, possibly, tiny chance, it’s not that cut-and-dried?

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  28. @ 4:55, yes, sorry HRW 🙂

    Rove’s been at this number crunching a long time and is pretty good in his assessments. While these are something of snapshots, and subject to change, they actually sound about right to me in terms of what else I’ve seen for quite a while now.

    I think it’s been said for some time that Trump could very well win the nomination again, but in a general election it would be unlikely, considering nonpartisans and still not having overwhelming, almost full support of the Republican party — which, of course, is fractured almost beyond recognition at this stage (and has been for a while).

    If the Democrats were tactically smart … (Oh, but I assume too much, perhaps) and find someone more centrist, younger, who could appeal to the less-partisan center to run, they could likely get 4 more years.


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