Morning Reads for Friday, January 12, 2018

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Noway2016
Noway2016

As long as The Grill and The Taco Stand are still where they’re ‘sposed to be….

The Eiger
The Eiger

I’m about 3/4 of the way through Dan Brown’s new book Origin. So far it’s really good. It’s No Angles and Demons, but better than most of his most recent stuff. Anyway, I don’t want to give too much away for those of you who may want to read it, but Paul Broun is quoted in the book. I kid you not. “Congressman Paul Broun said that the big bang is a lie from the pits of hell” is in the book. I laughed so hard when I read it. Paul Broun is finally famous.

John Vestal
John Vestal

Read it over the course of just over a day just after Thanksgiving (because that’s how I roll). Agree that it’s not one of his better efforts, but enjoyed it still. I also chuckled at the PB reference.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

PFC Emmanuel Mensah graduated from the U.S. Army Ordnance School on December 14, 2017. Two weeks later, while home with his family in the Bronx, a fire broke out in the apartment complex where he lived. He saved a family of four, running back into the burning building to lead people to safety. He died inside that building, trying to save more people. PFC Emmanuel Mensah immigrated to this country from Ghana in 2012. According to Donald Trump, Mensah – by virtue of being from a s—hole country in Africa – should never have been allowed into this country. If… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Mensah did more on one night to make this world a better place than Donald Trump has done in the entirety of his 71 years on this planet.” This guy is a hero to be sure. But where was any sense of similar outrage at incendiary language when The Hag called half of her OWN NATION “Deplorables?” Nary a peep…and with most of the ninny Libs hopping right on that there bandwagon. So you “Don Lemons” go ahead and have your little drawin’ spell of faux outrage, snivel into a hankie and hand-ring today. Luvvvvv that hypocrisy!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Racists, misogynists, anti-Semites, white nationalists, and bigots are deplorable and they are a disgrace to this country. Unlike the President – who thinks they’re “very fine people” – I have no problem calling them out. When you’ve dealt with bomb threats at your synagogue, KKK leaflets in your front yard, and the uncertainty of raising Jewish children in a country that seems to have reverted back to an uglier era of Antisemitism, Southern politeness goes out the window and you start acknowledging that not everyone is a good person. That being said, trying to keep the energy positive. So I’ll… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Yes, there is a fundamental difference between calling a group of people out based upon their ideologies, and calling out a group- or nation- of people based upon their country of origin. While HRC would have done better to specifically identify the antisemitism, etc. of the Trump fanboys she wanted to call out, the brush used by Trump is based 100% on some sort of ethnic stereotypes. Not one concern for individuals or ideologies. And let’s not forget how Trump has disparaged so many Americans as well. To paraphrase, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, have all just been baskets of deplorables to… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just for my clarification, Andrew, are you saying most of the Trump supporters are those things you listed? (Racists, misogynists, anti-Semites, white nationalists, and bigots…)

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I never used the word “most” or made any other proclamation about how many Trump voters are anti-Semites or racists. Racists, Klansmen, white nationalists, bigots, Islamaphobes, misogynists, and anti-Semites are a disgrace to our American values and they’d be just as disgusting if they voted Democrat. If we really want to condition presence in the US on merit, we can start by deporting talentless trust fund racists like Richard Spencer and Stephen Miller.

The fact you would read it that way gives an insight to your subconscious opinions of Trump voters.

Ellynn
Ellynn

When Fox and Friends asks for an apology or a clarification… He might of gone a wee bit to far.

He also angered the wrong women…

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/368627-gop-rep-mia-love-calls-on-trump-to-apologize-for-those-he-watonly

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Senators proposed immigration legislation that was centrist. Trump’s dimwittedness is rubbing off on the Republican establishment—they’re rolling like that.

Cornym: “How do 6 people bind the other 94 in the Senate. I don’t get that.”

It’s not much different than the Conference Committee required of most legislation. In Cornyn’s defense, I suppose the exclusion of any Dem participation in legislation is more of the “regular order” that McConnell promised when the GOP was in control of the Senate.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The government runs out of money on January 19. The major sticking point is DACA. Democrats could condition their votes on a clean DACA bill. However, it appears they’re willing to work in some security funding and other reforms if it means citizenship for Dreamers. When the President says that African countries are “s—holes,” Haitians don’t belong here, all Nigerians live in “huts,” etc., he’s erodes the GOP’s leverage and, in my opinion, increases the likelihood the Democrats commit to a position of “clean DACA bill or bust.” We’re gonna have a government shutdown and it’s going to be because… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I was supportive of what I read of the Senators proposal. I for instance am fine will a billion or two spent on a physical barrier at locations where it would be most cost effective as part of comprehensive reform. There were a couple of other compromise areas in the proposal I could support as part of a package, and maybe one objectionable to me. Not legalizing Dreamers and providing a path to citizenship isn’t on the table. The GOP acting as if Dreamer amnesty is an enormous concession in the context of negotiating the other stuff is a definite… Read more »

Ellynn
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Johnny Isakson: “[If he made those remarks] he owes the people of Haiti and all of mankind an apology… That is not the kind of statement the leader of the free world should make, and he ought to be ashamed of himself… If he did not make it, he needs to corroborate the facts and prove it and move forward.” David Perdue (who was in the room where it happened): “[R]egrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith. In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically” Mind… Read more »

Ellynn
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Sorry, that should have read Durbin’s “accusation” has been corroborated by Lindsay Graham, via Tim Scott, and other folks that were in the room.

I regret the error and blame others.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Perhaps some other aspects of Trump are rubbing off on Perdue like Trump’s dimwittedness rubbing off on Cornyn. Trump and Perdue did get back to work by playing the links together recently.

Or maybe instead of Trump rubbing off on Perdue, Trump rubbed off Perdue’s veneer exposing what’s underneath.

Noway2016
Noway2016

That would be “They’re…” back…

Ellynn
Ellynn

I’m a bad typist and dyslexic.

Chatsprint
Chatsprint

Plausible deniability at its finest….”we do not recall”
So let me be the first to call Perdue And Cotton “damn liars”
Durbin stated the comment was made more than once.
That is not something you do not recall.
If slurring other countries by the POTUS does not register in the mind of a US Senator present in an immigration meeting as something you should recall, neither belong in office

Benevolus
Benevolus

Perdue has zero credibility at this point. I was actually mildly hopeful that he would be a reasonable Senator, and that’s me speaking as a Dem. But he has been disappointing in almost everything he has made the news for.
How far we have fallen in trying to fill Sam Nunn’s shoes. Draft-dodging, Max Cleland -attacking Chambliss, and then this sycophantic empty suit.
It could have been worse though. At least he beat Kingston. I guess we can be thankful for that.

Ellynn
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Let me predict Noway’s response:

FAKE NEWZ! The WSJ is famous for its liberal bias! LOL at the libs at the WSJ trying to attack Trump. #MAGA #TrumpTrain Plus there’s nothing wrong with having an affair while your wife is at home raising your newborn son! Just like there’s nothing wrong about a 30 year old man using his position as a district attorney to molest teenagers!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lemme do my best James Carville:
“Is jus’ about sex! Everbody lies about day sex life. It got nuthin’ to do wit his work!”
It sure is nice living rent-free inside that vacant head of yours! LMAO!

Noway2016
Noway2016

I know this story is breaking but are there credible allegations of rape here or did Trump tell the young woman to “put some ice on that?”

Ellynn
Ellynn

Your defection through using the atrocities done to Juanita Broaddrick doesn’t make the WSJ story any less relevant or Trump any less a cheating jack a$$. The only thing you can count on is that both women will be demonized, both stories will be swept under the carpet for political reasons, the other side will be outraged so long as they don’t get caught in their own scandals, and the wife will defend her spouse. And in the end the chances of anything really changing is null, because the 1/3 of the country who will always love either President Clinton/Trump… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Deflection… I meant deflection.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You forgot to capitalize here. It’s “The Great Man.” And I was just pointing out that this story is really young. And cheating is wrong, to be sure. But I didn’t know if Trump committed an act of brutal violence against his partner or if, to quote Serpenthead, it was “just sex.” Inquiring minds ‘n all.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Me: “Hey, 2016 Paul Ryan, Donald Trump just said that a federal judge couldn’t oversee the Trump University lawsuits because he’s Mexican-American. What are your thoughts?” Ryan: “I regret those comments that he made. I don’t think — claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sorta the textbook definition of a racist comment. I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It’s absolutely unacceptable.” Me: “Hey, 2018 Paul Ryan, Donald Trump just said that African countries are ‘s—holes’ and that we shouldn’t allow any more Haitians into our country, and that we need more Norwegian immigrants.… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A crushing effective nine sentences on the current state of the establishment GOP, IMHO.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You know you want to: Go ahead and put a fascist reference in there somewhere! Make the Liberal Reflexive Response (LRR) complete! You’ll feel better, I swear!

Ellynn
Ellynn

I was at my college roommate’s child’s engagement party tonight at a gun club. Lots of millennials. So I tested out Ginny’s post on the millennial knowing the “Goldwater Rule”. I can report back to us Gen Y, Generation X, and Boomers – not only do they not know what the “Goldwater Rule” is, this group of young conservative didn’t now that ‘gold water’ was an actual person, or why he is relevant to being the conservatives they tell me they are… Sigh. I now feel old.

gt7348b
gt7348b

Don’t feel old, I’m between Gen X and millennials, and I know what the Goldwater Rule is. I feel old because this fall most of the college freshman were born in 2000.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Conservative Member of Parliament on Trump canceling a trip to London to dedicate a new US embassy because of Trump’s fear of fear of ego-damaging mass protests: “While I think it’s a shame, I think—if I’m honest—it more reflects the fact that other people criticise in French, Italian, Korean and other languages and we criticise in English, and it’s much easier for him to read English.” (Naturally Trump’s excuse the nex embassy was an Obama mistake, when the US embassy move was began under George Bush. Hey, Paul Ryan blaming Obama when the GM Janesville Assembly plant in Ryan’s district… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

CNN is like a 5 year old who says his first cuss word. Giggling at the “badness” of it all. What’s next? Will Don Lemon squeal and lean over to Wolf and say, “Pull my finger…”?
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/cnn-goes-off-shthole-shtstorm-mentions-shthole-least-36-times-one-night-video/

Noway2016
Noway2016

But of course they are!! Weeniefication complete!
https://nypost.com/2018/01/12/are-skirts-the-next-mens-fashion-trend/

Noway2016
Noway2016

But of course she is….LOL! Surprised she’d challenge a sitting Dem but, hey, I’m sure she’ll get The Hag’s endorsement. Fellow Leakers gotta stick together!
http://news.trust.org/item/20180113195534-6m9gn