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Senate Report on Hunter Biden

Joe and Hunter Biden blacked gloved and pointing
Hunter Biden could do corrupt business all day long and that isn't a reflection his dad. I won't judge a parent based on the actions of their adult son. That means it is important for me, not to know what  Hunter did, but to know what the role of then Vice President Joe Biden was. Not only what Joe Biden may have done, but what he may have failed to do when he should have acted. Did he pull stri...
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What I think of QAnon

Q and Platy
Let us start with this in mind from Ayn Rand, "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals." The point being made is a solid one and one that applies well to the subject of this post. Let us move on then to the article (linked below) that inspired this blog post. The article seems to intentionally cherry pick from Q posts to com...
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Lady Antebellum – The Baby and the Bathwater

"Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended," the band members of Lady A said in a statement to CBS News." She wants money to let them use the name she has been using. They say they have been using it for years. So has she. Does it come down to who has used it longest? (Thanks to Larry for the link). Painful Iron...
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No-Knock Warrants Exist for a Good Reason

Breonna Taylor
No-knock warrants exist for a reason and it is a good reason. Much of American law was based on English Common Law and in that knock-and-announce was the standard for warrants. Exceptions came about due to Supreme Court Rulings. A warrant must be issued as a no-knock warrant and a reason must be articulated. For example that destruction of evidence is likely. I think that anyone can see that this...
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George Floyd, Neck Kneeling, Minnesota Statute

George Floyd
Quick note: I am using the word "suspect" below because I am not just talking about George Floyd. Please do not think I am dehumanizing him or focusing on the fact that he was a felon and in the process of being arrested for a crime. While that is true it does not make what the police did right. It was wrong and below I will explain why. The officer kneeling on his neck seems to be the thing...
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Obamagate

Side Glance Obama
You may have noticed that the normally reticent former president Barack Obama has been rather vocal of late. I think Obamagate is the reason for that. Since Watergate the word "gate" has become a suffice meaning a scandal. Some love to say that Obama had a "scandal-free" administration. Those people weren't paying attention. That aside perhaps they are paying attention now? Kayleigh McEnany...
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Transcript of Trump Telephone Call

Well...here it is...the transcript of "the call". I don't think there can be any other conclusion than - Trump didn't do anything wrong. The call is mild. There is no pressure. Biden's own video bragging is much worse than anything Trump says in this. Trump for his part is really just asking them to do something that should have been done before and would have been done before if Biden had not...
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A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died. What for?

When I first read about the death of the 7-year-old migrant girl I read that she died from dehydration. Everyone was blaming the government for letting her die. I thought at the time - It's clear the child was dehydrated before being taken into custody. Her father signed a paper that she didn't have any medical issues. That left me wondering if he was paying attention or not. Dragging children out...
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Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations

Brett Kavanaugh Swearing Oath
I am sure by now you have all heard about the letter that was written about Judge Kavanaugh. The author has accused him of sexual assault. This took place when he and the accuser were in high school. It's reasonable to assume that the timing is politically motivated. Of course I can't say if that really is the case or not. It may be that the woman doesn't care so much about political parties but d...
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Terrorists Training in New Mexico?

You might be excused for thinking this photo is a photo of evil Santa from the hood. The hat and beard aside, this isn't evil Santa but rather a different kind of evil. This is Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as "The Blind Sheihk" in the US. He was a convicted terrorist who died in prison at the start of last year. I bring this up because of a case currently in the news.   Siraj Ib...
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Trump, Putin, and Turning Foes to Friends

Captain America cover
Trump is being accused of committing treason by having a friendly meeting with Putin. The - what has become normal - political screams are out now that Trump has met with Putin. One thing I find interesting, and a bid odd, is the lament that Trump didn't "stand up to Putin". This is odd on two fronts to me. First is the fact that they actually don't know if that is true or not. Much of their me...
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Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray’s death. A wave of killings followed.

Baltimore Riots
In Baltimore, if you call the police for help, they will come. However, it seems, less and less, they won't see a crime if you don't call and when they do show up on a call they are less likely to do anything about it other than the minimum required. "But the number of potential violations they reported seeing themselves dropped by nearly half. It has largely stayed that way ever since." This happ...
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Trump Immigration Travel Ban Upheld

Ban Hate
While I am glad the court upheld the travel ban I still find it shocking it wasn't a unanimous ruling. The authority that Trump used came from Congress itself who decided the president should have the power to regulate immigration in this manner. The majority ruling relies on the law as summarized well below. 2. The President has lawfully exercised the broad discretion granted to him under §1182...
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Full Text of and Comments On: The Inspector General Report

This is the full text (500 pages) of the recent report from the Office of the Inspector General titled, "A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election." Trey Gowdy, who had as recently as last week praised the FBI and chastised people for denigrating a "great American institution" had this to say after reading the re...
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Mexicans seem caught in the middle of something

Young Mexican Killed
There are a few things about this story that interest me even though I realize it is anecdotal. This 19-year-old young man was sent home to Mexico. He was convicted of some misdemeanor crime. The story doesn't give many specifics on that other than to say it was, "...a drug-related minor charge..." and some second charge that information is not given on but which was also a misdemeanor. He was ...
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