Morning Reads for Tuesday, August 28

Good morning! There are fewer reads today; several of them are long-form pieces that I think merit your time.

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Ellynn
Ellynn
xdog
xdog

Tough read on the Catholic orphanage, reminiscent of the Magdalene laundries. It’s the same old song–continuing charges of abuse by priests and nuns who have a poisonous view of their duties and responsibilities, followed by cover-ups by the church hierarchy. Francis just went to Ireland and offended many by pleading for forgiveness for church insiders without addressing what he intends to do to expose their crimes. People are calling for a new pope but imo he’d be more likely to be a caretaker than a reformer. It’s a tough time to be a Catholic.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I remember when the many original 1990’s investigations (on which the St Joseph story has it’s roots) was happening. People were basically looking into the entire government funded orphanage system of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The majority of the orphanages in New England and the Midwest were through Catholic programs. One orphanage investigated was run in Iowa by a Lutheran affiliated organization. Years later doing family tree research I came across some distant branches of my father’s German side that had children placed there in 1934 after their mother died and they couldn’t locate dad. It was through this… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Alright. Heading out to Myrtle’s Squat and Gobble with my buds. Manila folder in hand with Drew’s comments all in black and white. BJ’s, too. A few of Matt’s. All the guys will ask in unison, once I arrive, “What’s new with Sni….?” I’ve already informed them I don’t use them names no more. So, I’ll give yall an update once we’ve finished our Brunswick Stew, green beans laced with streak o’ lean, fields peas, fried okra, creamed corn, fried chicken and country ham. All fixed by the lovely Loretta!!!! Yor ears might be burnin’, Andrew!!! Life is good!!!

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

South Carolina, huh? Should have guessed.

Noway2016
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

It’s a crooked investigation and that has been known for a year and a half. When more of the evidence is heard, maybe Mueller can investigate his own office…if anyone is still there that has not already been fired…Sad isn’t it? The abuse of power is stunning. And going on strong.

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

You’re really really dumb. It’s crazy that someone can be that far gone, but you’ve managed it. I feel sorry for your mother.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I am dumb. Ouch. If you want a second opinion, I might be stinky too… If you want to be ugly and biting, get Andrew and Matt! I can handle all. Uh, why have so many FBI figures been fired or reassigned if they were so honest? Why use a fake, unverified dossier to sky on your opponent and then use the same thing to try and frame Trump? Lastly, please let me know how Trump colluded on anything. Since Mueller has found nothing it might be interesting to see what YOU come up with. Gotcha! Wait is this BJ… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Let’s move past the insults and focus on the substance of the mistruths you continue to post here: . You say “so many FBI figures” have been fired. I guess moving to a vague term like “so many” is a natural response to me disproving your claim that over half of the FBI’s “top officials” had been fired. . You then go on to say that there’s a “fake, unverified dossier.” Please post some credible evidence to show that the dossier, and the information contained therein is “fake.” . Again, just so everyone knows, I’m not insulting you or attacking… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

But, but, but whatabout?

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Trump is a mob figure. Simeon Mogilevich is the man behind the man behind the man behind the presidency. Watch when his name starts popping up. Trumps paranoid tweets will reach an all time fever pitch. It’s why they hate Mueller. He knows how to tackle organized crime. The information is all easily accessible. The Russian mob rolled up the Italians in the 90’s-2000’s in NY. You’re being hustled and swindled and I wouldn’t mind if it didn’t affect me and mine as well. This is going to end badly.

Ellynn
Ellynn

He’s mentioned in Manafort’s documents for trial 2 next month. Even more interesting is the guy who was after Mogilevich in the DOJ a decade ago is Bruce Ohr. Which makes me ask… Why are the GOP lead justice and intelligence committees going after or is trying discredit the top law enforcement official of the last 20 years who hunted Russian spies, the DOJ lead who indicted Russian Mafia members, the deputy AG in charge of trying to prosecute Russian gang members during the Bush administration and the FBI agent in charge of an office in a region that investigated… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Easy because they have tried to frame Trump. It is very easy to see if you want to look at the evidence. Sure the guy has done some good work. So did Nixon. This investigation stinks to high heaven. Collusion, focus…how has Trump colluded? Not a thing. How much collusion is there in the FBI to spy and entrap Trump? Why all the firings? Not even close to the end of us. Just read a little.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I like to point out I didn’t mention Trump. I mentioned RUSSIANS.

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Trump is using his office to cover up decades of criminal money laundering for the mob. Shit, his father and grandfather laundered money for the mob going back to the days of Capone, Lansky, Luciano, etc. The only reason the Russians are involved is because of organized crime. They took over from the Italians. Putin is the least of the concerns here. THAT is what scares Trump. He knows his shady ass is going to be exposed in this investigation beyond the allegations of collusion. Whether or not you like it, it’s coming.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Y’all very clearly didn’t read the article.

O_O
O_O

I feel real bad for those diving cats Teri. Makes me think how panthers adapted to the mountains here but in no time at all we killed all but 200, mostly with cars. Seems like panthers are probably pretty smart, but if flexibility is the measure of intelligence, like your article says, maybe they’re not as smart as magpies. And y’all can treat me like a sasquatch hunter for this next one if you want to: I don’t care what the DNR says I’ve seen a panther up in North Georgia that had obviously been struck by a car. Panthers… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Hmmm, GNP growth may be 4.6% this quarter. Wonder how that is possible when we were told that 2% was the new normal. Maybe lower taxes, less regulaton, a few more dollars in your pockes and not having a target on your rear end as if you are a walking ATM for the government might actually work? Does anyone see anything NOT TO LIKE with what is going on? Does anyone want to point any policy whatsoever that Trump has passed or is focusing on that is not geared for making America stronger? I do not want a trade war… Read more »

O_O
O_O

I see plenty not to like, but what I like least is this administration’s effort to destabilize the international organizations and liberal (in the academic sense) institutions that have allowed the United States to lead the world in a somewhat unified way with a minimum of violence. I lived first-hand Obama’s Pacific strategy, and believe that we were on the right track in convincing those partner-nations of America’s commitment to their long-term economic and physical security and independence, something they’ll lack if they’re drawn in as Chinese magnet-states. The withdrawal of the United States from TPP reflects a lack of… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Trump attacking tech–
My first guess is that he’s doing this because he feels his media presence diminishing due to Alex Jones being sidelined, and fake foreign accounts being deleted and monitored. He used, and could still use, all that conspiracy theory and fake news to gain votes.
But it’s all a pretty base insult to the 1st Amendment, and I sure hope the tech companies don’t let themselves be bullied into changing the way they do business.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

My first guess is that he’s doing this because he feels his media presence diminishing
.
There you go assigning intelligent motives to an incredibly stupid man. He’s probably doing it because his Google search for “Donald Trump is cool and handsome and popular and has doesn’t have a small penis despite what some people say but even if it was small he would still be super cool and popular and everyone would be like ‘Hey Donald, we think you rock'” isn’t turning up any results.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Also, just a general point…

If you think Twitter, Google, Facebook, etc. are part of some liberal establishment. Don’t use them. Do your Internet searching on Bing or something else. It’s called a free market for a reason.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

No he is doing it because the tech titans are blatantly liberal. Anyone want to disagree with that? He has enough to stones to take on the FBI, the tech titans, China, an idiotic tax code, the UN when it acts in an anti US way, supports Israel, takes on NATO when we they are not fulfilling their obligations, putting on sanctions on the biggest terror sponsor on earth, rebuilding our military, enforcing our borders, supporting the police, baiting the take a knee crowd, encouraging US energy production, helping businesses create millions of jobs, getting the Feds out of the… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

What a meal!!! Loretta outdid herself today!! And BJ was actually the star of the show!! Sorry Andrew! His hateful tweets had my buds literally doubled over howling!! The pages of posts became stained with sweet tea and smeared with creamed corn as all was passed around the table – family style!! Lol!! Drew did get Honorable Mention with his ” superior ” passage!! Ol’Rowland about choked on his cone-bread!! Even Loretta, who usually just watches our shenanigans, was cackling at BJ’s desparaging couple of posts! And now, Praise be to Jesus, he’s back amongst us!!! Gotta new folder ready!… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Noway/DTM’s weird multiple personality disorder has manifested in two completely made up events this week.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Uh, speaking of a weird, warped, caustic unattractive personalities…

Hey are you and Matt in anger management classes together? Maybe a 2 for 1 deal?

Please no sharp objects okay? Don’t beat the dog when you get home. Breathing exercises could help, maybe soothing tapes…Yoga? Not sure about those tights but I am sure you both will enjoy them!

My grandmother used to say if you don’t have anything nice to say about anyone, you really shouldn’t say anything at all.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

So you talk to your imaginary friends about posters on this site?

Damn, to talk about living rent-free somewhere….

I don’t know what is more pathetic, whether this be a lie or the truth.

Caroline
Caroline

Yeah, I find it incredibly sad and desperate.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Don’t worry, Dingleberry, your wish for a heart attack for our Prez, despite your being a doc, went over fabulously!! Speaking of sad…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Awwwwww Nawwwwww….Libs get boar hogged again!! Lol! You might wanna put some ice on that!! Oh, Merry Christmas!!
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-court-rejects-atheists-appeal-over-god-trust-173316736.html

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

In God We Trust, Liberals pay cash!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

If the salve don’t work, maybe some surgical staples, or some liniment like DMSO or something…KY? Rubber gloves, cough, right Doc?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Should we come up with the Douche of the Day Award? It would be a close race the last few days!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Let’s say you live in South Africa. Don’t you wish the liberals were in charge and confiscated all of your guns? Well they are trying to do just that. How surprising. Not. Abusive power always wants to confiscate guns doesn’t it?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-28/land-confiscations-loom-south-africa-rules-300000-gun-owners-turn-over-their