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Home Front: Politix
AOC attacks fellow Democrats for not impeaching Trump
[NY Post] Noted"Genius" bleats Progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted her fellow Democrats for their failure in not moving ahead with impeachment ​proceedings ​against President Trump.

"At this point, the bigger national scandal isn't the president's lawbreaking behavior ‐ it is the Democratic Party's refusal to impeach him for it​," the first-year lawmaker wrote on Twitter shortly before midnight Saturday.

"It is one thing for a sitting president to break the law. It's another to let him​," she said. "The integrity of our democracy isn't threatened when a president breaks the law. It‘s threatened when we do nothing about it. The GOP's silence & refusal to act shouldn't be a surprise. Ours is.​"​
Posted by: Frank G || 09/22/2019 11:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6524 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Making friends and influencing werewolves.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/22/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  I understand that modern education is all about building students self-esteem (even the white ones?) but there should be limits
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/22/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  "It is one thing for a sitting president to break the law. It's another to let him​," she said.

She must have slept thru the entire Obama era. Unless this is simply about partisan politics. /shocked face
Posted by: SteveS || 09/22/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#4  She thinks the president can be impeached just for being "yucky". Probably never heard of the constitution.
Posted by: jpal || 09/22/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#5  911, what ïs your emergency? Dem: I need you to come out here and arrest someone. 911: what for? Dem: I don't like him.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/22/2019 13:36 Comments || Top||

#6  What law did Trump break?

People think they can impeach the President just because they don't like him.

I think this is because the Democrats were super outraged that Clinton got impeached for raping that intern. That he was guilty just made it worse. Of course he got off due to them putting party above country, but ever after they were furious and want revenge.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/22/2019 15:13 Comments || Top||

#7  the Democrats were super outraged that Clinton got impeached for raping that intern.

Point of order: the impeachment charges were lying under oath and obstruction of justice.

/me notes without comment the devaluation of the word 'rape'.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/22/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Re #6) Juanita Broderick (1999) and Monica Lewinsky(intern 1995-97) are two different people...
Posted by: magpie || 09/22/2019 15:52 Comments || Top||

#9  People think they can impeach the President just because they don't like him.

When in the end you only believe in a one party system, of course they think they can.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/22/2019 16:22 Comments || Top||

#10  People think they can impeach the President just because they don't like him.

These spoiled children not used to being thwarted, ever.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/22/2019 16:33 Comments || Top||

#11  Allahpundit took it up when he could no longer bury it.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/22/2019 16:39 Comments || Top||

#12  ♫🎶 Everybody needs a Saikat ♪ for a pillow, ♫ everybody needs a Saikat ♪...🎶

The record seems to have stuck at 'increase influence with young anti-establishmentarians by dissing the old timers.' She hasn't had an original thought since Saikat left.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/22/2019 16:52 Comments || Top||

#13  She hasn't had an original thought since Saikat left.

Something bothers me about the verb

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/22/2019 16:55 Comments || Top||

#14  I should've added 'If she ever did have one'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/22/2019 17:00 Comments || Top||

#15  I had more in mind "exhibiting"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/22/2019 17:05 Comments || Top||


Joe Biden and Ukraine is "Hillary's Emails" all over again
[LI] We are in the middle of a media feeding frenzy over a supposed intelligence community whistleblower complaint on Trump’s conversation last summer with the Ukrainian president.

We know almost nothing about the complaint or the conversation, but that has not stopped a full-blown "we’ve got him now!" type joyfulness throughout the mainstream media and Never-Trump-land.

Lack of actual facts has not stopped Democrat candidates and various pundits from declaring that this is further ground for impeachment.

The initial claim was that Trump threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine if it didn’t investigate the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, while Joe was Vice President. Then the story changed, and maybe there wasn’t a quid pro quo, and maybe the whistleblower never actually heard the conversation. And so on and so on, a classic case of how the media tries and convicts Trump based on anonymous, shifting, and usually misinformed leaks.

The foreign minister of Ukraine is now on record that there was no pressure put on the Ukrainian president in the conversation.

We’ve been here, done that, dozens of times. Is this time different? Will they "get" Trump on this? As with the Russia Collusion claims, I’ll take it seriously when there is actual evidence. Until then, it’s just politically driven mischief masquerading as news.

As an aside, there is a pernicious effect to leaking conversations a U.S. president has with the leaders of foreign countries, something that has plagued Trump since the start of his administration. But that’s a post for another time.

There is an important story here that may take down a candidate. That candidate isn’t Donald Trump, it’s Joe Biden.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/22/2019 02:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6518 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And it'll end the same way - the ruling bureaucracy (from the lowest DMV clerk to the highest CIA career official) protects its own.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/22/2019 4:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Yup, another Dem pay-for-play scheme aka quid pro quo scheme. The new wrinkle is that the Dems have perfected the built-in exoneration scheme.

There is little trust in the law out here if anyone in DC has noticed. Try not paying your taxes which supports these schemes and see what happens.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/22/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Everything old is new again ( Al Gore on soliciting bribes "contributions" from the VP Office in 1997): "...My counsel tells me there is no controlling legal authority that says that is any violation of any law."
Maybe he can represent himself, he has a law degree, right? Note that I did not say he was a lawyer, competent or otherwise.
Posted by: magpie || 09/22/2019 13:15 Comments || Top||

#4  He may not go to jail but he won't be going to the White House either.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/22/2019 15:07 Comments || Top||


The Sad, Slow Demise of de Blasio 2020
Is it a demise when it's stillborn?
[NYMAG] "Is there some kind of party going on here? Why is everybody here?" said Mayor Bill de Blasio
...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly...
, after walking down the back steps of Gracie Mansion with his wife, Chirlane McCray, by his side and surveying a throng of news hounds and cameras camped out on his back lawn.

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Posted by: Fred || 09/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6542 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ear teasing faux eulogy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/22/2019 6:00 Comments || Top||

#2  The Sad, Slow Demise of de Blasio 2020

Let me know when or if the sad part comes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/22/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#3  "Sad"? Pathetic, maybe. More like comical.
Posted by: Lex || 09/22/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Sad? No. Scary that an out and out Bolshevik could get as far as he has in this country.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/22/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||


A California Court Dealt a Blow to Religious Liberty
[NATIONALREVIEW] Yesterday, the Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Court of Appeals issued a truly remarkable opinion in a truly remarkable case. It held that a Catholic hospital could indeed face legal liability for failing to perform a hysterectomy as part of a female-to-male "transition" ‐ even though its policy broadly bans sterilization surgery generally (not just for trans individuals) and even though the hospital referred the patient to a non-Catholic facility in the same network. The patient obtained the hysterectomy a mere three days after the original scheduled surgery date and sued anyway.

The facts of the case are simple. The plaintiff, Evan Minton, initially scheduled a hysterectomy for August 30, 2016, at Mercy San Juan Medical Center (part of the Dignity Health hospital network) as a treatment for gender dysphoria. Mercy is a Catholic hospital, and the day before the scheduled surgery, Mercy canceled the procedure. It cited the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ "Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services." As the court noted, "The Directives prohibit direct sterilization and require that bodily and functional integrity be protected and preserved."

In other words, a Catholic hospital was upholding basic Catholic religious doctrine.

Mercy’s president then recommended that Minton’s doctor obtain emergency admitting privileges at nearby Methodist Hospital, which is also a Dignity Health facility. The doctor obtained privileges and performed the surgery on September 2, 2016. Minton then sued Dignity Health, claiming that he was the victim of gender identity discrimination.

The trial court dismissed his complaint, but yesterday the California Court of Appeals revived his claims. It held that Dignity Health could protect the religious liberty of its Catholic institutions only if "it can provide all persons with full and equal medical care at comparable facilities not subject to the same religious restrictions."
Posted by: Fred || 09/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6556 views] Top|| File under:

#1  claiming that he was the victim of gender identity discrimination.

Everyone is entitled to their own delusions (it's in the Constitution somewhere), but don't expect the rest of us to play along. We've got better things to do.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/22/2019 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  They didn't fail to perform it. The doctors refused to perform an unethical act. There's a difference.

I'd like to see them actually 'fail to perform it' now... halfway.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/22/2019 2:49 Comments || Top||

#3  MOVE out of kalifornia? PERIOD
Posted by: ranture || 09/22/2019 14:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Interdict California.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/22/2019 14:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Post Civil War tribunals are going to be interesting.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/22/2019 16:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Please, no more Kaliforniacs move to Texas - we already almost elected the Irish Mexican as Senator.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/22/2019 18:36 Comments || Top||

#7  I don't think either the Irish or the Mexicans in Texas had much use for him. I suspect the people voting for him were recent imports, Democrat Communist probably.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 09/22/2019 20:01 Comments || Top||



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  Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847
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  US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran
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  NJ man charged with scouting landmarks for Hezbollah, trying to kill Israeli spy
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  Man arrested in terrorism probe told FBI he'd execute a US service member for ISIS
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