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Lira

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: So. Florida
Member since: Tue May 13, 2014, 08:10 PM
Number of posts: 6,605

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Democrats hold closed door

caucus rejecting impeachment...not a single dissenting vote.

"I have previously written about the disconnect of what Democrats are telling their voters and what they are actually saying to each other. Since before the midterm election (when impeachment was a big sell for giving the Democrats the majority), I do not believe that the House leadership ever intended to allow an impeachment to move forward against Trump because it is not in their political interests."

"According to reports, none of the firebrands calling for impeachment publicly even raised the issue in the caucus. Instead, Pelosi raised it to reaffirm again that it was a non-starter. What may be red meat for Democratic voters on MSNBC is clearly off the menu for not just the House leadership but the House rank-and-file."

Full article here:Full article here:

https://jonathanturley.org/2019/05/17/report-democrats-hold-closed-door-caucus-rejecting-impeachment-move-without-a-single-dissenting-voice/#more-144113

Dems have taken cynicism to a whole new level,

Damn! Democrats sure are consistent...



Watch the first 84 seconds.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4351026/clinton-1995-immigration-sotu

Today is the day

we honor Martin Luther King, Jr for his enormous contributions to America. Without him there might never have been a Civil Rights Bill or Voting Rights Bill. I am disappointed that no one thought to honor the man for his work and ultimately the sacrifice of his life.

If I missed a thread, I apologize.

Naveed/Skinner, please explain why this is allowed.

This morning I saw that a thread begun by Strange Luck had been locked. I was called to jury duty a few minutes later for one of his replies in that now defunct thread. Because the thread had been locked I voted to hide the post and asked why a jury was called for a post on a locked thread. I then found that yet another reply earned an alert and the jury voted to hide it as well. Both of these alerts were sent after the thread had been locked. Now, I am no fan of Strange Luck, he is a bitter, one trick pony who takes everything on this board way too seriously. However, it seems to me that hiding 2 replies after the OP was locked, hides that have resulted in a brief time out, is double jeopardy. I didn't even know an alert could be sent on something in a locked thread. This odd bit of mechanics will make it easy for unbalanced people with axes to grind to send those they don't like on vacations from DI. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that is no way to build a board.

I heartily dislike censorship and rarely vote to hide anything, so I am regretting the decision I made to vote for a Hide in an effort to be consistent with the locked thread.

Nixon aide John Erlichman made a startling confession

when he admitted that the War on Drugs was a Nixon tool targeting 'leftist hippies' and black people.

The “War on Drugs” was actually a political tool to crush leftist protesters and black people, a former Nixon White House adviser admitted in a decades-old interview published Tuesday.

John Ehrlichman, who served as President Richard Nixon’s domestic policy chief, laid bare the sinister use of his boss’ controversial policy in a 1994 interview with journalist Dan Baum that the writer revisited in a new article for Harper’s magazine.

“We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.


I saw this yesterday and was wondering when the MSM would pick up on it. The obomination that was the Nixon administration just keeps on giving. More at the link.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nixon-aide-war-drugs-tool-target-black-people-article-1.2573832

Ben Carson suggests Obama may use martial law to prevent the election in Nov.

So, I received an email from one of my elderly neighbors all concerned about something Ben Carson said and wanting to know what I and my internet pals think of the possibility. Having no idea to what she referred, I Googled "Ben Carson & martial law and this is what I found:

http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/ben-carson-might-obama-cancel-the-2016-election-28523/

http://www.truthandaction.org/ben-carson-repeatedly-warns-obama-may-use-martial-law-to-postpone-election/

Is there anyone on this board who takes this seriously? Please let me know what you think. I think it's insane.

Anyone else receive

a survey form from the RNC? I found it in my mailbox, addressed to me not 'current resident', with a request that I fill it out and return it within 7days.

What interests me is that I am registered as NPA, No Party Affiliation, FL's version of Independent.

It's the same old, same old bs, btw. The critters in DC haven't had an original thought in decades...right or left.

Oh please, Guyzilla....

We did no such thing... very few white people living in this country today have slave holding ancestors. The Irish came here after being starved in their own country by the British landlords, signs abounded...'Irish need not apply" By 1970 Irish Catholics were the most educated and financially successful group of any...Jews were second. Let's not crucify the entire nation for the Jim Crow south. You have bought into the liberal meme that somehow you owe them something, but here's a thought experiment for you. 85% of the slaves brought to this country came from West Africa, look at a map of Africa to see the nations there.. then think of the history of those countries just is the past 50 years. What do you think the survival rate has been there over the past 250 years?

And lets talk about the Jews...their experiences are little different from the blacks and in Germany & it's occupied lands, more recent. They assimilated enough to be very successful while maintaining their own culture and religion. They don't eat pork either and yet have never asked a school to stop serving it.

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY...loved Chinatown in NYC...think it's better than the one in San Fran Our Asian kids are our best students. While black kids are given points toward admittance into colleges & universities, Asian kids lose points...now that's fucked up in the land of "all men are created equal."

I live in a very diversified neighborhood, gays, straights, young people and seniors like myself, white, black and Hispanic. The minute the burkas and robes move in the gays will be in danger...in their own country. I don't give a rat's ass that it's (supposedly) only a few... I have yet to see a bunch of Muslims beating up another Muslim for being an asshole. Perhaps when they begin to police themselves I'll be happy to welcome them.

I blame Obama for things I percieve

he has made worse or failed to improve. You don't find me blaming him for the economy... or patting him on the back for that matter. Presidents don't have any real influence on the economy. All presidents have to do is stand aside and allow the oligarchs to become richer. That is certainly what Obama has done.

I blame him for his failed policy in the ME, policy I initially supported, but I didn't have his intelligence reports.

I blame him for pandering to the likes of La Raza when we have several million native born Americans without marketable skills, I no longer buy into the argument that the illegal immigrants do jobs Americans won't do. They would do them if it meant the difference between going to bed with a full stomach or an empty one. The truly disabled deserve our help...able bodied slugs don't. And don't tell me I am a racist, the first slugs I ever met were members of my own very white family...living off the government for 50+ years and voting Democratic all the time.

I blame him for the abomination called Obamacare. We need Medicare for all in this country and he threw that away when he still had a Democratic Senate & House. However, I continued to support him through the election of 2012. And then the cracks in the facade of this administration became too wide to ignore. The Executive Orders too numerous to overlook. He laughed at Romney for saying Russia was our enemy...and now Putin makes Obama look like a jackass.

I voted Democratic for decades particularly once the right became holier-than-thou and began trying to make abortions illegal again. I am now more concerned with other issues, and totally over the liberal talking points that are just so much bullshit. I strongly suspect most of them were generated by the same people who protested the war in Vietnam, even leaving the country to avoid the draft.

I believe gay & lesbian couples should be allowed to marry and adopt children. I don't believe their right to do so trumps those of the Christian small business owner who doesn't want to bake the wedding cake. If the couple is treated with courtesy when their business is declined, that should be all that is needed. I am sick and tired of the whining of the assorted grievance groups in this country. I am really tired of hearing about 'triggers' and 'trigger warnings'.

But most of all I am tired of those on the left who think they occupy the moral high ground, they don't. All they have done is figured out a legal way to buy votes...and the hell with who has to pay for them or what other things are allowed to fall by the wayside...think a decrepit infrastructure.

There, I am finished ranting now.

France Strikes Back.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/world/europe/france-islamic-state-syria.html?emc=edit_na_20151115&nlid=55261023&ref=cta
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