Pelosi Claimed GOP Was ‘Paralyzed with Hatred’ for Impeaching Clinton

Monday, September 30, 2019

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) posted a flashback featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accusing Republicans of being “paralyzed with hatred” for pursuing the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, who denied having an affair with Monica Lewinsky under oath.

Source: Pelosi Claimed GOP Was ‘Paralyzed with Hatred’ for Impeaching Clinton

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Interesting what happens when the tables are turned.

It’s all politics, all the time.

And, it’s tiresome.

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Can a Federal Judge Sentence You for a Crime Your Jury Says You Didn’t Commit? The Answer May Terrify You – Reason.com

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sens. Dick Durbin (D–Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R–Iowa) introduced a bill this week that would expressly prohibit the use of acquitted conduct at sentencing. “If any American is acquitted of charges by a jury of their peers, then some sentencing judge shouldn’t be able to find them guilty anyway and add to their punishment,” Grassley said in a statement released this week. “That’s not acceptable and it’s not American.”

Source: Can a Federal Judge Sentence You for a Crime Your Jury Says You Didn’t Commit? The Answer May Terrify You – Reason.com

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Well that’s not “fair”!

Argh!

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Have Online Reviews Lost All Value? – WSJ

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Chris McCabe, who evaluated seller performance while employed at Amazon and who now runs a consulting firm for its retailers, estimates the number of inauthentic reviews on the site to be around 30%. Amazon estimates it at less than 1% and said it spent more than $400 million last year alone to protect customers from reviews abuse, fraud and misconduct, leading to action against more than 5 million reviewers. Even so, “Amazon doesn’t have the right defenses,” Mr. McCabe said.

Source: Have Online Reviews Lost All Value? – WSJ

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I always found the reviews worthless.

But, I could be wrong.  if only there was a way to only see the reviews of my contacts?

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Angel Moms to Congress: ‘You Are Co-Conspirators’ in Deaths of Our Kids

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Angel Moms, whose children have been killed by illegal aliens, spoke directly to Congress on Capitol Hill this week, declaring pro-illegal immigration politicians the “co-conspirators” in their loved ones’ deaths.

During a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Angel Moms Angie Morfin, Maureen Maloney, and Vicki Lyons demanded action from Congress to stop illegal immigration into the United States and thus save the lives of Americans and legal immigrants who may become the victims of illegal alien crime.

Lyon, who lost her daughter Nikki in 2001 when an illegal alien hit and killed her, said politicians who support illegal aliens and the sanctuary city policies that protect them from deportation are “co-conspirators” in deaths like her daughter’s.

Source: Angel Moms to Congress: ‘You Are Co-Conspirators’ in Deaths of Our Kids

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I certainly agree with them.

I don’t understand the D’s “sympathy” for CRIMINAL illegal immigrants.  They deserve to be shipped back to where they came from.

Can’t have a nation with a welfare state without strict immigration controls.  Eliminate welfare and we can be a lot more “welcoming”.  Not that that is going to happen anytime soon.

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The world’s most unusual borders, from the German town not in the EU to Spain’s mini Gibraltars | Daily Mail Online

Friday, September 27, 2019

Standby for a geography lesson with a difference – because this is geography at its quirkiest.

New book The Atlas of Unusual Borders (Collins), by Serbian Zoran Nikolic, is a truly eye-opening compendium of ‘intriguing boundaries, territories and geographical curiosities’. And a timely book given the growing interest in international boundary issues following Brexit.

Here we present a selection of the tome’s astonishing revelations – and the maps that illustrate them – including the German town that’s not in the EU, the French-Swiss border that passes through the double bed in a honeymoon suite and Spain’s controversial territories in Morocco across the water from Gibraltar – one of which has the world’s shortest land border.We also bring tidings of the town split in two by the U.S–Canada border and the capital city that’s a ghost town.

Source: The world’s most unusual borders, from the German town not in the EU to Spain’s mini Gibraltars | Daily Mail Online

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Very funny stuff.

How messy human “planners” can be and you’d think it would be easy to fix!

Laugh!

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Democrats Set a Bear Trap – WSJ

Thursday, September 26, 2019

It is infuriating that members of America’s leadership class so often show themselves to the world as self-enriching. As a nation we spent the 20th century presenting ourselves to the world as a truly moral leader, a self sacrificing country, one to be looked up to. In the 21st century our political figures and their families too often look like scrounging grifters—Americans with connections who can be hired, who leverage connections to fame for profit. There’s a fairly constant air of soft corruption, of an easy, seamy reality of big-power back scratching.

Source: Democrats Set a Bear Trap – WSJ

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All — almost all — politicians and bureaucrats are despicable in their corruption.

When will we realize that we don’t need “leaders”?

We do need systems that are automagic and incorruptible?

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231 House Democrats Vote to Proceed with Impeachment of Trump

Thursday, September 26, 2019

While the procedures are slightly D.C. insider-sounding, this vote, forced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, represents the first time the lower Chamber of Congress has officially gone on record with regard to the impeachment of Trump, and it forces vulnerable Democrats who were waffling on whether to publicly back removal of the president from office by force on the record in support of the radical leftist wing of the party.

Source: 231 House Democrats Vote to Proceed with Impeachment of Trump

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Interesting if this hurts the vulnerable D’s and helps the R’s in general.

The politics are fascinating.

All other issues have been pushed to the side to impeach.

Do they really think that the R controlled Senate will remove a sitting President?

It’s never happened before.

And, what will be the results to Ds of a failed  removal?

Could it be the end of the D’s as a party?

As a little L libertarian, I hope that the Libertarian Party can move up to second place as I think the D’d will dissolve into: a radical left socialist party (20%), a green party (10%), and a fragment of its former self a alternative to the R’s (20%).  Hopefully the L’s will inherit 25% of the leftover and the rest just abandon politics entirely.

One can only hope.

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