Morning Reads – Thursday, July 18, 2019

Continued prayers for Senator Iskason and a speedy recovery.

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Ellynn
Ellynn

If you ever wondered what your port related tax dollars do and pay for, behold…

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6557632090047856640

Benevolus
Benevolus

“General surgery, procedures such as appendectomies, … make up the largest portion of those who leave Canada for care.”

I mean, an appendectomy isn’t exactly an elective surgery, is it? That’s usually pretty urgent. They are saying that Canadians can get to a US emergency room and get treated faster than they can in Canada?
Suspicious.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

I’d have to think that’s just the writer doing a bad job crafting an example of a general surgery. An appendectomy is nearly always an emergent procedure brought about by acute appendicitis. Now, a cholecystectomy can be both emergent – particularly when the patient has developed pancreatitis or there’s a blockage of the bile duct – and elective, depending on the severity of the gallstone and the aforementioned pancreas/liver issues that may result from prolonged inflammation.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Yeah but when you consider that it comes from the Heritage Foundation, it seems likely to be not a mistake, but a purposeful attempt to mislead.

Michael
Michael

Republicans – how can y’all be so comfortable with mob hate? “Send her back” chanted at a rally is nothing more than hate. I just don’t understand how intelligent, decent, kind, successful people who used to make up the Republican Party can tolerate such rabid foaming at the mouth. Y’all must know it’s wrong. And don’t “what about X, Y and Z.” What aboutism in no way excuses what has happened to the formerly Grand Ole Party.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Republicans – how can y’all be so comfortable with mob hate?

Because they agree with him. They may not want to admit it publicly or discuss the matter in polite company, but somewhere in the deep recesses of their soul they agree with what Trump is saying. Trump isn’t doing anything particularly “new.” This is the Goldwater/Nixon/Reagan playbook, he’s just ditched the dogwhistle.

Gregs
Gregs

This will help you understand what’s really going on: https://www.axios.com/republican-party-demographics-threat-trump-racism-1524a8a1-c2f1-4183-896f-107420e2d50a.html This is about fear! Mortal fear. Trump’s full throated embrace of white nationalism is rooted in his understanding that he can’t win again without getting “those people” out of “our” country. Now the democrats are fully capable of nominating another Hillary and giving away the election. But, short of shooting themselves in the foot the numbers say that there aren’t enough white nationalist in the country to give the GOP another shot at power. McConnell knows this and he may try to get rid of RBG and fill her seat… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

A little out of order, but still: McConnell knows this and he may try to get rid of RBG The only way McConnel is getting rid of RBG is if he tries to smother her with a pillow or pushes her down a flight of stairs. Even then, I get the feeling RBG could easily take that soft-palmed, turkey-necked old man. There aren’t enough white nationalist in the country to give the GOP another shot at power I mean, if you only count the folks that attend Klan rallies or tiki torch marches then, yeah, there isn’t enough of them… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

If I told you before 2015 that an open seat on the supreme court would be held open for more than a year to deny a duly elected president the opportunity to appoint a justice would you have believed me? No! No one would have because its never been done before McConnell did it.

So is it so hard to believe that Mitch McConnell would do “something/anything” to get another seat for Trump to fill?

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

He can’t impeach her, he can’t pass legislation setting a retirement age for SCOTUS judges, and he’s not gonna murder her. We’re living in a dark timeline but it ain’t that dark.

Gregs
Gregs

Jamal Khashoggi and Otto Warmbier’s families would like to believe times aren’t that dark but the President of the US is in love with the murderers.

Yes, I wouldn’t put murder pass Trump and McConnell if that is what it takes to win.”

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Yes, I wouldn’t put murder pass [sic] Trump and McConnell if that is what it takes to win My guy, what makes you think Donald Trump could pull off a murder? This guy raw dogged a porn star and then managed to completely bungle the hush money payments. His charity got shut down because he was too stupid to know that when you take donations from your charity you shouldn’t deposit them directly in your personal account. He is, quite literally, one of the stupidest people in American public life. His kids are even dumber than he is. Every photo… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Yeah but they don’t actually have to DO it. All they have to do is incite. Rep. Omar’s life is probably in serious jeopardy at this point, and all it would take is for Individual 1 to aim his berzerker army at RBG.

Gregs
Gregs

A lot of voters chose Obama and then Trump. But in 2018 the Obama/Trump voters came home leaving the GOP with a purified base of Nazis and White Nationalist, that’s why they lost the house in a landslide. These voters are turned off by the “get out of my country” crowd Trumps appealing to now.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

A lot of voters chose Obama and then Trump.

There is very little evidence that Obama/Trump voters comprised a significant amount of the electorate in any state. Trump won because of better base turnout in WI, MI, and PA.

alpha male
alpha male

Exhibit A as to why democrat voters actually believed Christine Blasey Ford. And why democrat voters actually believe Stacy Abrams won her election.

You really cannot make this stuff up.