Morning Reads for Tuesday, August 13

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Coastal Elite
Coastal Elite

Teri,
Now do the Dayton shooter and his affinity for Liz Warren, Bernie Sanders, antifa, socialism, and far-left ideology.
Thanks.

xdog
xdog

You’ve got the time to post so you have the time to make your point directly about language guiding action.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Admittedly, I’ve been a little too busy to pay rapt attention to the news cycle, but did the Dayton shooter release a manifesto expressly stating that he was motivated by “antifa, socialism, and far-left ideology”?

From everything I’ve read, he sounds like a disgusting misogynist.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

All the facts aren’t in, but I suspect it will be determined the Dayton shooter had mental illness issues.

Is the racism of the El Paso shooter a mental illness?

bethebalance
bethebalance

The whole track of conversation abt mental health is off-track to me. Murderers are not psychologically healthy- period. That doesn’t mean that choice wasn’t involved as well. Disease and intent are inextricably intertwined. But that just means that we have to lay the foundations for mental health wherever we can. For instance, Virginia and New York both passed laws last year (?) mandating mental health education classes in schools. A few curricular hours focused on self-examination of mental health skills. Just one possible albeit small piece. As for the Dayton murderer, his motives seem quite unclear yet, with stories all… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The GOP focus on mental health with respect to guns is belied by visceral opposition to Obamacare and the mental health coverage it provides.

xdog
xdog

Georgia teen wins this year’s Doodle for Google contest, makes it to Jimmy Fallon’s show.
https://www.cnet.com/news/georgia-teen-wins-2019-doodle-for-google-with-message-of-thanks-for-mom/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“We will get to the bottom of what happened [to Epstein}. There will be accountability.”

The words of Trump’s lawyer Barr who demonstrated only three months ago obfuscation, misrepresentation and shielding from accountability in connection with Trump’s obstruction of Justice.

chefdavid
chefdavid

And they think they are going to hold El Chapo…. I bet he gives a guard a few million and is gone in 6 months.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“People shouldn’t be personally targeted for their political views. This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake.” – Steve Scalise in response to US Rep Castro tweeting the names of the 44 people and businesses in Castro’s district that maxed out Trump campaign contributions.

Yeah, it’s better to target whole classes of people.

Mary Sanchez points out that money is free speech to many, so publicizing campaign contributions is quoting their free speech.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Exactly. Perhaps our politicians could refrain from dangerous, insulting, and violence inciting rhetoric if political views indeed put lives at stake. Funny how certain political teams want to stifle free speech of those allegedly opposing their political brand and legislative views.
Oh, and stop using the tired excuse “It’s a political attack” to stop debate over elected officials malfeasance. You can’t toss off “political attacks” as irrelevant and declare them life threatening too.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

If you don’t want your name publicly associated with donating to Donald Trump… don’t donate to Donald Trump or be wealthy enough to start a Super PAC you can funnel your money to instead. The names of these donors are public information, as is the fact they donated the maximum amount to Trump’s campaign. They weren’t “doxxed,” their privacy rights have not been violated; what was already made public was simply made more public. I will say, however, that our rules for reporting political donations are completely backwards. As I mentioned above, if these folks were richer and savvier, they… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

When I read the El Paso’s manifesto he sure looks like a left wing racist to me. I get a lot different opinion reading the document than what the New York Slimes reports. He was anti-corporations, He constantly blames corporations for the destruction of the environment; he likes universal income and healthcare…that’s not republican….and then he rants on Climate Change ….

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

“In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.” — Intro to the shooter’s manifesto I’d also note that David’s comment here comes a day after conservative figures like Rush Limbaugh, Erick Erickson, and Ben Shapiro started to push back on the notion that their rhetoric helped inspire this terrorist. Not only can anyone with half a brain piece together the connections between the shooter’s rhetoric… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

As written, that post’s attempt to deflect focus from the agreed-upon racism is itself an insult to the dead, injured, and survivors. And a disservice to society at large. Now, if you were to say, he was clearly racist, and his manifesto is aligned with the language of white supremacists, and the Pres. and Fox News, but he was also, oddly, progressive in every other way….. that might– might– be a relevant inquiry. But I can’t speak to the honesty of that assessment either, because I haven’t read the manifesto, and I wonder how honestly the media is relaying their… Read more »

Benevolus
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

You mean you can read a QR code?

davidmac
davidmac

No, but I’d want to so I could make sure that what the tabulator reads is what I’m actually voting. To do that, I need to take a QR reader to my ballot. Here’s what GA law currently has to say, and note that the 1st Circuit ruled (in 2015!) that “Ballot Selfies” are fully permitted under the law and SCOTUS refused to take the case. I doubt that the GA law is Constitutional, on the same grounds that the 1CA ruled on previously. (e) No person shall use photographic or other electronic monitoring or recording devices, cameras, or cellular… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A photo of your ballot’s QR code….interesting. Even then the tabulating machine could be programmed to interpret what it reads differently from what one thinks it is.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Following up on my recent comment that the GOP was no longer much disputing global warning….

“Nobody really knows that. There are scientists on both sides of that accord.” — David Perdue, someone that was very likely saying this same thing about the existence of global warning a decade ago, talking now about whether fossil fuels are contributing to it.