Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday's Fulminations

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David said...

Trump-era Republicans have accepted depravity and vitriol as the price they’re willing to pay to have a person willing to fight the people and institutions they distrust and detest. Encouraging violence isn’t disqualifying. Defaming Mexicans and Muslims is not disqualifying. Bragging about sexual assault is not disqualifying. Being a pathological liar is not disqualifying. Coddling white supremacists is not disqualifying. Attacking Gold Star families is not disqualifying.

None of it is disqualifying. To the contrary, it is supremely satisfying. the Moral Majority has become the iniquitous minority.

Charles Blow

David said...

The stupid burns bright in this one. "I think that both sides have their own results, from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science."

New U.S. ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft says she believes 'both sides' of climate science

The Veteran said...

David ... and the Democrats are of course squeaky clean ... just ask Weinstein and Weiner. And we won't mention of course the now admitted unlawful targeting of conservative groups by the IRS at the behest of the Obama administration.

But lets be positive ... the Trump White House is thrilled that Comrade Jacinda has chosen to endorse his policy of limiting immigration so credit where credits due.

David said...

...admitted unlawful targeting of conservative groups by the IRS ...

And your proof of this is ...... crickets.

David said...

But let's be positive, you are thrilled to have a POTUS that goes to war with a Gold Star family, that abuses, via twitter, a war widow, that promised $25,000 of his own money to another grieving family yet 'forgot" to send the check.

What happened in Niger is Trump's fault, troops sent in without adequate support, with no evacuation plan, left to the tender mercies of a mob. Where are your howls of outrage? Oh, sorry, still waiting for the Russians to show you Clinton's emails!

that's the company you choose to keep and it speaks volumes about your ideals.

The Veteran said...

Nah David ... I've made my distaste for Trump clear many many times. But my distaste for him is equalled in spades by my distaste for the Democrats.

A balance there unlike you.

Anonymous said...

@Davey 11:05am

'crickets' indeed...the irony being the lack of proof is because of the mysterious disapearance of the evidence (...must be true, its even on the fake news)

Those Obama types really should have got better IT advice....seems they must have bulk purchased Dell the number of 'hard drive crashes' they are experiencing

Andrei said...

"David ... and the Democrats are of course squeaky clean ... just ask Weinstein and Weiner."

Have we forgotten the women abused by Bill Clinton and how their lives were destroyed when they complained?

Or that Hillary Clinton herself was complicit in the destruction of these women?

Apparently so.

Double standards are at play here

The Veteran said...

David ... you wanted a citation. How about this extract from Court documents released yesterday.

"The IRS admits that its treatment of Plaintiffs during the tax-exempt determination process, including screening their applications based on their names or policy positions, subjecting those applications to heightened scrutiny and inordinate delays, and demanding some Plaintiffs’ information that TIGTA determined was unnecessary to the agency’s determination of their tax-exempt status, was wrong ... For such treatment, the IRS expresses its sincere apology.”

In addition to the apology it is reported that the Plaintiffs will receive up to $10m in compensation for the illegal targeting.

But of course you might want to fall back on Trump's oft expressed opinion that this is nothing more then 'fake news'.