Pelosi takes a bird in the hand, self defense gets put on trial and the week that was.

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  77 comments

Pelosi takes a bird in the hand, self defense gets put on trial and the week that was.
We have to work together. We can’t go too far left. This is not a center-left or a left country. We are a center, if anything, a little center-right country. That’s being shown, and we ought to be able to recognize that. ...Senator Joe Manchin

Today we honored all those who answered the call, the very best of America. It was so disturbing to see the cognitively challenged buffoon, who is now the nation's leader use such an occasion to inject the late Baseball pitcher Satchel Paige into a somber moment and refer to him as "the great Negro." It's funny how the media which would have gone wild if Donald Trump ever said that was strangely silent. Today was also a solem day. It is Armistice Day, which is commemorated every year on11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.

The Week:

The Biden administration did get some long awaited good news this week. First was the passage of the $1 Trillion infrastructure bill, which had been held hostage by the radical wing of the democratic party. The Senate had passed that bill back in August by a vote of 69-30 with 19 Republicans joining democrats. The House finally passed it on Novemeber 5th, following numerous delays due to bitter conflict between moderates and progressives in the democratic party. Nancy Pelosi worked hard, after early failures on getting it seperated from the monster BBB bill, which is still in Limbo.
The second bit of good news was the October Jobs Report which was expected to be about 75,000 new jobs. Instead the US added an impressive 128,000 jobs.

It wasn't all roses though as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals imposed a temporary injunction on the Biden administration's vaccine mandate, which requires businesses to vaccinate and test its workers. The mandate was only filed into the office of the Federal Register on the 4th of November. It was blocked after only 4 days. In another matter of national concern, it has recently been reported that there have been 70 flights of migrants into Florida since the summer. On Wednesday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis floated the idea of sending those very same migrants to Clueless Joe Biden's home state of Delaware. "If they're going to come here, we'll provide buses" "I'll send them to Delaware" DeSantis said of the migrant flights. Biden has nominated Saule Omarova for Comptroller of the Currency. MS Omarova is a law professor at Cornell University who graduated college in the USSR. Not long ago she said “we want oil and gas companies to go bankrupt." Needless to say, many Republicans are a bit concerned. We'll all keep an eye on that nomination.

The biggest story of the week was the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The media it's hate for the 17 year old. During the campaign Joe Biden (unifier) called Rittenhouse a White Supremacist. Other democratic politicians have followed Biden's lead. Thus far the trial has been distinct in the level of incompetence and stunning misconduct of the prosecution. As it stands now the judge has the choice of declaring a mistrial or allowing the trial to procede to final arguments scheduled for Monday. It would seem than any reasonable jurer would opt to acquit. With that in mind the Kenosha Police are preparing for more mob violence.

A federal appeals court Thursday granted former President Donald Trump's request to temporarily block the National Archives from turning over his White House records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The Committee thought they'd get the first batch tomorrow. Just think in a little over a year from now it will be Republicans doing all the investigating. Will they keep democrats off the committee, like Pelosi did?

A Black Lives Matter leader vowed there’ll be “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams follows through with his promise to bring back plainclothes anti-crime cops to battle New York’s surge in violent crimes. New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome debated the plan for a return to tougher policing with Adams during a contentious sit-down at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday that was livestreamed on Instagram. “If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again,” New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome said outside Borough Hall after the meeting. So, the people of New York City who voted in a law and order candidate are facing the threat of mob violence. Is this the state of American democracy?


What have we learned?

Reality has finally struck many congressional democrats. The extremists blinked on blowing up the infrastructure bill without the commitment to the BBB bill. Pelosi has signaled that they'll take what they were given rather than risk everything on a reckless gamble. They never had the mandate to do the things they wanted, though they did do serious damage in 10 months time.
The Kenosha lead prosecutor has challenged the concept of self defense and the right to not self incriminate. His biggest mistake was bringing murder charges against Rittenhouse in the first place. 

Among the obvious: There is still no accountability for the riots of 2020. Parents are not domestic terrorists. Concerned citizens are not "white supremacists."  America is not a "racist" country.







Cartoon of the week:

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Honorable mention:

The 19 Million American veterans

Frank Siller

John Durham


 


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Just one more year to go!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
Has anyone noticed the strange contrast in recent arrivals?  One who is brand new appears on a Monday, writes not a word and disappears by weeks end. Others arrive from the land of Newsvine who seem to be untouchable. Why is that?

No one gives a shit about your conspiracy theories Vic. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago

Evidently you do!

 
 
 
Ronin2
PhD Quiet
2.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago

Says the grand master of all conspiracy theorists. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @2.2    3 weeks ago

For some reason I have a comment memorialized that everyone wanted removed. Now that's what I call giving a shit!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

"Former   President Trump   argued that then-Vice President Pence was ‘well-protected’ during the Jan. 6 riot and defended angry chants against the vice president from rioters, including those calling for him to be hanged, according to a new audio excerpt released by ABC News on Friday.

The excerpt, shared by ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent  Jonathan Karl   with Axios , is from an interview Karl conducted with Trump on March 18. The interview is part of a 90-minute interview conducted at Mar-a-Lago and will be included as part of Karl’s forthcoming book, “Betrayal,” according to Axios.

In the audio clip, Karl asked Trump, "Were you worried about him during that siege? Were you worried about his safety?"

Trump answered,  "No, I thought he was well-protected, and I had heard that he was in good shape. No. Because I had heard he was in very good shape. But, but, no, I think ... ”

Karl interjected talking about chants that could be heard calling to "Hang Mike Pence."

"Because you heard those chants — that was terrible. I mean — " Karl said.

Trump responded saying, "He could have — well, the people were very angry."





People were angry and after 10 months of Joe Biden & co, they are even angrier!

 
 
 
Sunshine
PhD Guide
4  Sunshine    3 weeks ago
A Black Lives Matter leader vowed there’ll be “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams follows through with his promise to bring back plainclothes anti-crime cops to battle New York’s surge in violent crimes.

We certainly don't want to battle crime.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

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Eric Adams is standing firm!

 
 
 
Sunshine
PhD Guide
5.1  Sunshine  replied to  Vic Eldred @5    3 weeks ago

BLM is showing who they really are.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sunshine @5.1    3 weeks ago

A bunch of well funded Marxist thugs?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Pussy Pence was holed up in a garage somewhere with his family - they were whisked away from trumpturd and the mob of domestic terrorist scum that he incited.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @6    3 weeks ago

People were angry!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Senior Principal
6.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.1    3 weeks ago

And Harris was nowhere either.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6.1.1    3 weeks ago

She was bailing out violent rioters so they could loot and riot again.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Don't tell me this is what they are going to try and hang Rittenhouse with?

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
8  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Time for a little Poll.

POLL: Do you support paying illegal border crossers who were detained and separated from minors they brought?

A)  Yes


B)  Yes, but far less than $450,000 ea.

C) I'm mixed

D) Apologize but don't pay

E) No, They broke the law!


 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
8.1  charger 383  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 weeks ago

E     and  they be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for              bringing them across border lines  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
8.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  charger 383 @8.1    3 weeks ago

That's a reasonable idea.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
8.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 weeks ago

E - They don't deserve a goddamn thing.  That money should be going to 1st Responders and Veterans before some human trafficker claiming they were separated from their "kid".

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
8.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @8.2    3 weeks ago

Agreed. I think the entire nation agrees.

 
 
 
Ronin2
PhD Quiet
8.2.2  Ronin2  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @8.2    3 weeks ago

F- When they come forward to try and claim their money they are arrested, documented, charged, found guilty using a flash court, and jettisoned either to Canada or the their country of origin. I vote on Canada since our gracious neighbors to the north seem to think we are responsible for their security.

Oh, and no damn money. We tell them that the money they were to receive is being used to pay for their processing, court costs, and expulsions. Also, they are permanently banned from US soil.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
8.2.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @8.2.2    3 weeks ago
We tell them that the money they were to receive is being used to pay for their processing, court costs, and expulsions. Also, they are permanently banned from US soil.

That's how it should work.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Here’s a  headline  from a CNN “news” story: “Judge in Kyle Rittenhouse trial makes inappropriate Asian food joke.”

The news report begins: 

The  judge  presiding over the  homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse  confused observers after making a strange and off-color joke inside the courtroom on Thursday.

“I hope the Asian food isn’t coming… isn’t on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor,” said  Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder  as the court was preparing to take a lunch break.

Schroeder, the longest-serving active judge in Wisconsin’s trial courts, appeared to be referring to the  supply chain backlogs  caused by congestion problems in California ports. But his comments were offensive and perceived as anti-Asian by some and as placing blame on Asian people for a large-scale event.

So, the judge’s corny joke here was that he hoped the Asian food that had been ordered for lunch wasn’t stuck in one of America’s ports in California after being shipped all the way from Asia. A Columbia professor tells CNN: “All I can say is, Ugh. Old racist stereotypes die hard.” An activist tells CNN: “It harms our community and puts us in the crosshairs of micro aggressions as well as actual physical violence.”

What exactly is the stereotype here? Who on earth blames Asians or Asian-Americans for America’s difficulty clearing backlogs at America’s ports? 

And why have so many people lost their minds?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
9.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    3 weeks ago

This might be the most insane part of an already incredibly insane trial. 

He joked about not wanting to wait for food.  The horror!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @9.1    3 weeks ago

I think they forgot that this particular judge was appointed by democrats.

Faced with the total obliteration of its fake narrative, the Left is moving to attacking the judge. Next step: Attack the jury

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @9.1    3 weeks ago
This might be the most insane part of an already incredibly insane trial.  He joked about not wanting to wait for food.  The horror!

The assclowns who have faked outrage over a bad joke need to get a life and worry about something consequential instead of this piss-ant crap.

Like a JOKE fucking matters to the trial!

SMH

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
9.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.1.1    3 weeks ago
Next step: Attack the jury

That will come shortly after a Not Guilty verdict is read.  In addition there will be more riots because a court of law didn't line up with the uninformed court of public opinion.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @9.1.3    3 weeks ago

And whatever rioters are arrested will be bailed out with charges later dropped!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.2  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    3 weeks ago

The National Review.  LOL.

Just a whackjob conspiracy site anymore.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @9.2    3 weeks ago
Just a whackjob conspiracy site anymore.  

That's quite a word salad. What do you mean?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.3  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    3 weeks ago
And why have so many people lost their minds?

because far too many people now worship at the altar of The Church Of The Perpetually Offended By Something.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
9.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    3 weeks ago
An activist tells CNN: “It harms our community and puts us in the crosshairs of micro aggressions as well as actual physical violence.”

Physical violence?  Do these morons actually believe what they are saying? 

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.4.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @9.4    3 weeks ago

That's campus lingo, which they live by.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
10  JaneDoe    3 weeks ago
During the campaign Joe Biden (unifier) called Rittenhouse a White Supremacist. Other democratic politicians have followed Biden's lead.

Label, label, label. Our so called leaders are the problem! 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JaneDoe @10    3 weeks ago

Do you think a presidential candidate making such comments could influence a potential jury?

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
10.1.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.1    3 weeks ago

IMO yes. It seems to have influenced many people! He has been labeled a White Supremacist for shooting 3 white people. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JaneDoe @10.1.1    3 weeks ago

Even Black candidates are being called "white supremacists" along with the Jan 6th "insurrectionists" or as Biden calls them "The erectionists!"

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
10.1.3  JaneDoe  replied to  Vic Eldred @10.1.2    3 weeks ago
Even Black candidates are being called "white supremacists"

Seems that depends on if they tilt left or right. SMH

I believe most people are growing tired of it.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
10.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JaneDoe @10.1.3    3 weeks ago
I believe most people are growing tired of it.

As do I. That isn't going to stop them. They have created this boogie man and they intend to double down on it now that the support they once enjoyed among nonwhite voters is softening. This phenomenon has been most obvious among Hispanics, but it is also true to a lesser extent among Black voters. We can see the numbers from the recent Virginia election and even before that we saw a softening in the 2020 election.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  JaneDoe @10.1.1    3 weeks ago
IMO yes. It seems to have influenced many people! He has been labeled a White Supremacist for shooting 3 white people. 

One must really consider the sources for that bit of misinformation. The assclowns don't even know what a white supremacist IS now after bandying the word about so often.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
10.1.6  JaneDoe  replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.5    3 weeks ago
assclowns don't even know what a white supremacist IS

Just the latest term for anyone who doesn’t agree with them 100%

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
10.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  JaneDoe @10.1.6    3 weeks ago

He's merely a young fat republican killer soon to be white supremacist, in training.  Learning the ropes from his white supremacists pals after he shoots a couple of folks for sport.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JaneDoe @10.1.6    3 weeks ago

The deck of race cards is so worn out you can't even read them anymore.

Happens when you play with nothing else for decades.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @10.1.7    3 weeks ago

Gee, Tessylo, with ALL the blacks that were there that night, why would an "alleged white supremacist" shoot only white people?

Think about what you claim and then apply a little fucking logic to it.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
10.1.10  JaneDoe  replied to  Tessylo @10.1.7    3 weeks ago

Why don’t you like fat people?

 
 
 
Sunshine
PhD Guide
10.1.11  Sunshine  replied to  JaneDoe @10.1.10    3 weeks ago

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JaneDoe
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10.1.12  JaneDoe  replied to  Sunshine @10.1.11    3 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
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10.1.13  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sunshine @10.1.11    3 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
11  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Before I forget, "Happy Holidays."

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
12  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

. . . and this is the week that was . . . 

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
12.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @12    3 weeks ago

You bet it is!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
13  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Alleged conservatives talking about 'applying a little fucking logic'

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
13.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @13    3 weeks ago

If it is too hard to understand, perhaps I can rephrase it using smaller words for you?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
13.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @13    3 weeks ago

What do you mean by "alleged?"

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
13.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @13.2    3 weeks ago
What do you mean by "alleged?"

I don't believe she has a firm grasp of the definition of the word. Probably heard it on MSNBC or something.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
14.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @14    3 weeks ago

Removed for context - sandy

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @14    3 weeks ago

Some folks know exactly what I'm talking about

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
14.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @14.2    3 weeks ago

Still just trying to convince yourself, huh?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
15  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Hot off the wire:

GOP Alaska Sen Murkowski announces reelection bid, prepares for battle with Trump allies | Just The News

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
16  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

The other shoe just dropped:

"Newly released internal emails reveal that the National School Boards Association coordinated with the White House and the Department of Justice before sending President Biden the notorious letter that compared concerned parents to domestic terrorists. Emails provided to Fox News show that NSBA had coordinated with the White House for weeks beforehand.

Viola Garcia, the NSBA president whom the Department of Education later   named to a federal board , sent a   memo   to NSBA members on Oct. 11 (but dated Oct. 12), providing a timeline of the NSBA's interaction with the White House ahead of the letter to Biden, which the NSBA sent on Sept. 29. 

Five days later, on Oct. 4, the DOJ issued a memo directing law enforcement to investigate threats to school boards. On Oct. 22, the   NSBA issued   an apology for the letter. 
"Concern over the current climate for school board members is also a top priority as disruptions at school board meetings grow and members face growing threats," Garcia wrote at the time, according to the memo obtained by  Parents Defending Education  through a Freedom of Information Act request. "NSBA has been actively engaged with the White House, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, Surgeon General, and other federal agencies on pandemic related issues."

"In the September 14, 2021 meeting of the [NSBA Organization of State Association Executive Directors] liaison group, they were informed there had been a meeting with White House staff that morning and that NSBA was preparing to send a letter to the President. Subsequently, on September 17, 2021, the interim Executive Director emailed notice to the state association executive directors that indicated a letter requesting federal assistance would be sent."

"In response to the letter sent by NSBA, on October 4, 2021 the Attorney General announced in a memorandum widely shared throughout the U.S. Department of Justice that he was ordering all U.S. Attorney Offices and local FBI offices to reach out to local and state law enforcement officials to coordinate efforts on this problem within 30 days of the memorandum," Garcia also noted.

This statement appears to contradict Attorney General   Merrick Garland's testimony   to Congress on Oct. 27. When Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Garland if he had "second thoughts" following NSBA's apology for the letter, he said that the DOJ memorandum did not rely upon the letter.

"The letter that was subsequently sent does not change the association’s concern of violence or threats of violence. It alters some of the language in the letter … that we did not rely on and is not contained in my own memorandum," Garland said."




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Tessylo
Professor Principal
16.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @16    3 weeks ago

Faux 'news' is your source yet again.

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
16.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @16    3 weeks ago

Does anyone get that? The White House and Biden's DOJ helped the NSBA write the letter that the NSBA sent to them. The same letter that describes parents as domestic terrorists.

The next President should hold Merrick Garland accountable.

 
 
 
Ronin2
PhD Quiet
16.2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @16.2    3 weeks ago

Why wait for the Presidency to change hands. Congress can impeach the AG.

Republicans need to focus on winning mid terms big; and then get rid of Garland. They can't wait until the next presidential elections. The next president can then request the new AG to handle any indictments of Garland.

Garland has turned this country into a two tier justice system. Can think of no better reward than having him be the first AG to ever be impeached.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
16.2.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @16.2.1    3 weeks ago
Why wait for the Presidency to change hands. Congress can impeach the AG.

Can you imagine if the Republicans use the same precedents set by Nancy Pelosi?


Can think of no better reward than having him be the first AG to ever be impeached.

That would be justice well served.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
17  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

News out of Vegas:

Vaccination required for players, but not for the dealers, who touch all the cards and chips. More “science” at work.


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JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
17.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Vic Eldred @17    3 weeks ago

That’s interesting. I have a friend who lives in Vegas, she used to work in the casinos, from what I understand they have a pretty strong union (or did, it’s been a lot of years)

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
17.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JaneDoe @17.1    3 weeks ago

The pretty strong union may be the problem.

 
 
 
Gazoo
Sophomore Silent
17.2  Gazoo  replied to  Vic Eldred @17    3 weeks ago

That makes as much sense as mandating Americans get vaccinated while unvaccinated illegals are flooding the border with no requirement for them to get vaccinated. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
17.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gazoo @17.2    3 weeks ago

Good analogy.

 
 
 
Gazoo
Sophomore Silent
17.2.2  Gazoo  replied to  Vic Eldred @17.2.1    3 weeks ago

And we’ll never see anyone here on the left defend that ridiculous decision.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
17.2.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Gazoo @17.2.2    3 weeks ago

Not for the time being. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
18  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

The latest retractions from the Washington Post:

The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of   correcting and retracting portions of   two articles, published in 2017 and 2019, that relied on the now-discredited, Trump-bashing Steele dossier.

Sally Buzbee, the executive editor for the Washington Post, revealed the newspaper was unable to stand by the accuracy of their reporting regarding source Sergei Millian — former president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce — noting the recent   indictment filed by Special Counsel John Durham   this month. 

“The original version of this article published on March 29, 2017, said that Sergei Millian was a source for parts of a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump. That account has been contradicted by allegations contained in a federal indictment filed in November 2021 and undermined by further reporting by The Washington Post. As a result, portions of the story and an accompanying video have been removed and the headline has been changed,” the editor’s   note in the 2017 article read

“The original account was based on two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to provide sensitive information. One of those people now says the new information ‘puts in grave doubt that Millian’ was a source for parts of the dossier. The other declined to comment,” it continued. 

In the 2019 article , titled “Belarus-born businessman sought proximity to Trump’s world in 2016” the editors noted that any references to the 2017 article had been removed. 

The Washington Post’s original reporting had identified Millian as “Source D” — an unnamed source who contributed to extreme allegations included in the dossier complained by former British spy Christopher Steele. 

Among the many debunked claims Millian alleged was that Russian security services possessed a tape of Donald Trump in a Moscow hotel room with prostitutes who were urinating on a bed where then-President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had previously stayed.

Earlier this week, prominent press critic   with the Washington Post Erik Wemple   warned media outlets that they face a “steep journalistic challenge” to back up their initial reporting   on the Steele dossier   in the wake of Durham’s most recent indictment. 

Wemply cited the Washington Post’s reporting directly and urged them — along with several other outlets — to retract the stories

“The sourcing for the Post’s reporting about Millian’s alleged conversation is unclear, while ABC News attributes its primary assertion to ‘a person familiar with the raw intelligence provided to the FBI,” Wemple wrote. 

“These news outlets now face a steep journalistic challenge — that of returning to their source(s) in an effort to back up the original claims that Millian was an unwitting source for the dossier,” Wemple added. “If that effort doesn’t produce enough evidence to surmount the allegations in the indictment, there’s only one option: Retract the stories. Allowing one version of events to sit awkwardly alongside another — and leaving it to the reader to decide — won’t cut it.” 

Friday’s retractions come over a week after Igor Danchenko, another key source for information in the dossier, was arrested. Danchenko, a Russian citizen living in Virginia,   pleaded not guilty   on Wednesday to five counts of making false statements to the FBI. 

Among those charges, the FBI claims Danchenko lied about having a phone call in July 2016 with Millian, who told him about a “well-developed conspiracy of co-operation” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. 

“In truth and fact, and as Danchenko well knew, Danchenko never received such a phone call or such information,” the indictment reads. “Danchenko fabricated these facts.”




All of it was anti-Trump lies. Retractions now mean little.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
19  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

A warning for Biden:

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to "take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order." The decision was the latest development in what is expected to be a lengthy legal battle over the mandate’s legality.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
20  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

"Even with some lesser included offenses, it will be hard for prosecutors in the Rittenhouse case to make this cat walk backwards. They promised the jury that it would see a vigilante rampaging in utter disregard of human life. They didn't produce the evidence".....Jonathan Turley

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Participates
20.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Vic Eldred @20    3 weeks ago

The only question left is do they cave to mob threats....

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
20.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Nowhere Man @20.1    3 weeks ago

That is a real possibility. The Wisconsin Governor has already authorized the National Guard for Kenosha. 

It is on everyone's mind from Judge to juror.

 
 
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