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Really? 2.17.19. Lindsey Graham. Fake emergencies. Patriotism. Gun violence. Limbaugh.

Lindsey Graham comes out against education. Margaret Brennan, the host of Face the Nation, asked Sen. Lindsey Graham how he felt about Trump's declaration of a state of emergency diverting funds from the construction of a middle school in Kentucky to fund his wall. He replied “I would say it’s better for the middle ...

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Fox and Friends Lie About an MS-13 Slaying in New York.

Last Sunday afternoon in Queens, NY a man was shot dead on a subway platform. A fight between three men and the victim had started on a Manhattan-bound train. As reported by NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea:"At some point, this confrontation turns physical, and as the train approached the 90th Street Station, ...

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John Dingell's Final Published Words.

The following final published words from America’s longest-serving Congressman were published in the Washington Post. They are a testament to a great America.February 8 at 4:03 PMJohn D. Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who served in the U.S. House from 1955 to 2015, was the longest-serving member of Congress in American history. He dictated these reflections ...

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The Supreme Court Stays a Louisiana Abortion Law. It Is Likely a Brief Reprieve for Choice.

On Thursday the Supreme Court voted to stay a Louisiana law that would have required abortion clinics in the state to have admitting rights at a hospital within 30 miles. Pro-choice advocates argued this would have left the state with one abortion clinic. The good news may be only temporary for women in the Pelican State. ...

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Trump Axes Pelosi's Plane to Afghanistan. But Flies Melania To Florida.

In a playground tit-for-tat, Trump told Nancy Pelosi that he was canceling her military transport for her ‘excursion’ to Belgium, Egypt, and Afghanistan. In a letter to the Speaker, he said:Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been ...

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Lindsey Graham comes out against education.

Margaret Brennan, the host of Face the Nation, asked Sen. Lindsey Graham how he felt about Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency diverting funds from the construction of a middle school in Kentucky to fund his wall.

He replied “I would say it’s better for the middle school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border. We’ll get them the school they need, but right now, we’ve got a national emergency on our hands.”

In Graham’s mind, the border will stop opioids from coming to the US. But imagine you are the rare drug trafficker that has mules humping your product cross country. You are sitting on millions and making millions. A wall pops up in front of you. Are you going to quit the business or come up with another route?

Why is Graham talking so dumb? (Courtesy: Raw Story)

Compelled patriotism isn’t patriotism

An 11-year-old student was arrested after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and allegedly telling a teacher that “the flag is racist and the national anthem is offensive to black people”.

The school doesn’t require students to say the pledge. But the substitute teacher took matters into her own hands. The situation escalated. Words were spoken. The authorities lost control. And a boy misses three days of school. (Read the whole story here: NY Post)

Gun violence is a national emergency

Gary Martin, 45, was a resident of Aurora, Il. He had at least six prior arrests for domestic violence and traffic offenses. He also had a 1995 felony conviction in Mississippi for aggravated assault. All of which disqualified him from owning a gun.

But he was allowed to buy a gun after a background check failed to reveal his criminal history. He later applied for a concealed-carry permit which required him to give fingerprints. The Illinois State Police denied his application and demanded he turn the gun over. He didn’t.

Then last Friday he took the same gun into the workplace he was being fired from and shot five employees of the Henry Pratt Co. dead and injured five responding cops.

If the government wants to keep Americans safe, it should spend money on better record keeping and follow up when criminals are known to have guns. (Courtesy: Vox)

Rush Limbaugh advises Trump.

Here’s one of today’s Trump tweets:

 

 

 

 

It’s nice to have a Goebbels. But what Rush doesn’t cover is which crimes “these guys. the investigators” should be locked up for. Unlike the investigators who know precisely which crimes Trump’s criminal confreres should go to jail for.

 

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Fox and Friends Lie About an MS-13 Slaying in New York.

February 9, 2019

Last Sunday afternoon in Queens, NY a man was shot dead on a subway platform. A fight between three men and the victim had started on a Manhattan-bound train. As reported by NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea: “At some point, this confrontation turns physical, and as the train approached the 90th Street Station, the dispute spills onto […]

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John Dingell’s Final Published Words.

February 9, 2019

The following final published words from America’s longest-serving Congressman were published in the Washington Post. They are a testament to a great America. February 8 at 4:03 PMJohn D. Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who served in the U.S. House from 1955 to 2015, was the longest-serving member of Congress in American history. He dictated these reflections to his wife, Rep. […]

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The Supreme Court Stays a Louisiana Abortion Law. It Is Likely a Brief Reprieve for Choice.

February 9, 2019

On Thursday the Supreme Court voted to stay a Louisiana law that would have required abortion clinics in the state to have admitting rights at a hospital within 30 miles. Pro-choice advocates argued this would have left the state with one abortion clinic. The good news may be only temporary for women in the Pelican State. The Court did not […]

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Trump Axes Pelosi’s Plane to Afghanistan. But Flies Melania To Florida.

January 18, 2019

In a playground tit-for-tat, Trump told Nancy Pelosi that he was canceling her military transport for her ‘excursion’ to Belgium, Egypt, and Afghanistan. In a letter to the Speaker, he said: Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. He then added […]

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Ninja Nancy Pelosi Is on a Roll. Her Letter to Trump Is more Proof.

January 18, 2019

Today Nancy Pelosi told Trump he could shove his State of the Union. Yesterday no Democrats attended Trump’s shutdown lunch summit/photo op. And this follows her sunglassed, James Bond style, ass-kicking of Trump in December’s “I’ll own the shutdown” whine-fest. She even alpha-dogged Schumer to show where the true center of the Democratic universe is. Two […]

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Steve King’s Racism: A Timeline – With Comments.

January 18, 2019

Trip Gabriel of the New York Times put together a timeline of Rep. Steve King’s bigotry. I have reproduced it here with added comments. 2002 Mr. King, in the Iowa State Senate, files a bill requiring schools teach that the United States “is the unchallenged greatest nation in the world and that it has derived its strength from … […]

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Walgreens Security Guard Shoots Young Black Man Dead – Now He’s Charged with Murder.

January 18, 2019

On December 2, 2018, Walgreens Security guard Donald Vincent Ciota II, 28, shot Jonathan Hart, 21, dead after a tussle over a $2.99 water drink. Ciota shot Hart in the back of the neck as he was fleeing the scene. After the shooting, video shows Ciota making a phone call while standing over Hart’s corpse, which lay […]

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Man Kills Girlfriend, her Kids, and her Mother. The Reality of Gun Violence in the US

December 30, 2018

In St. Charles, Missouri, Richard Darren Emery shot and killed Zoe Kasten, 8; her brother, Jonathan Kasten, 10; their grandmother, Jane Moeckel, 61; and their mother, Emery’s girl-friend. After a shoot-out with the police, he abandoned an attempt to flee in his pickup and tried to carjack another vehicle. He stabbed the driver seven times before fleeing into the […]

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