We elected one of Dem.

I find it endlessly entertaining how Trump is one big Hypocrisy Detector. I have seen him time and time again make people eat their words. These are some of his greatest hits.

  1. Will you support the nominee?
  2. Only a fool would believe that Trump could win.  Scorn for thee but not for me.
  3. Will you support the election results?
  4. Illegal immigration is always a plus.
  5. I am above name calling.
  6. We should negotiate with North Korea. (Unless your name is Trump.)
  7. It’s only sex.
  8. Don’t quote the Bible.

I think Trump has the ability to do this because culturally he is like a Democrat. The Democrats are going in a sense after one of their own. They would let most of Trump’s things pass if he had a D after his name but since he doesn’t they show their double standards.

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Gun owners are guilty until proven innocent!

Colorado enacts ‘red flag’ law to seize guns from those deemed dangerous, prompting backlash

This sucks! As I understand it, nearly anyone can attest to a made up fact that a gun owner is dangerous and his guns will be taken away in violation of the second amendment. The gun owner will have to prove to the state he is not dangerous.

Damn them, I have my compound and re-curve bows and I can still use them effectively.

I’m fairly sure that criminals will turn in other criminals with this law in place. Yea right, keep dreaming.

Read the report, It will disgust you.

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propaganda

Google categorized the new movie “Unplanned” as a “Drama/ Propaganda” film.   They have not categorized other films as propaganda, even films that are famous as examples of propaganda.

After the Christian blogosphere circulated this on Thursday, it got noticed in conservative niche media yesterday.   Today Google quietly changed the category of “Unplanned” back to “Drama.”   Shame on Google.

I expect that all y’all know that “Unplanned” is an anti-abortion film that tells the story of Abby Johnson, who famously flipped from being a successful abortion clinic manager for Planned Parenthood to becoming an anti-abortion activist.   Perhaps you also know that the MPAA slapped it with an R rating, even though it is devoid of sex, violence or bad language.   Maybe you also know that Facebook and Google have refused the publicist’s ads.   And that Google has been downgrading search results related to the movie.

This is just another day in the culture war.   Another state passed yet another anti-abortion law today, adding fuel to the fire that will ensure that Roe v Wade gets a return engagement at the Supreme Court.

Maybe someday America can stop murdering helpless babies.

LORD,  have mercy.

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coup d’etat in Sudan

When I heard the news on the radio (BBC on NPR) today, I said a prayer for Roxie.   Odds are that she is safe at home and not in Khartoum, but I don’t know, and it was not so long ago that she was visiting a dig in Sudan.   John Walker, please provide an update on Roxie’s wellbeing.

What happened was that after several days, anti-government protests kept growing larger and larger and larger.   The generals went and arrested President Omar al-Bashir (who has held that office since 1989) today, and they announced that they were taking over and forming a new regime.   The protests only became even larger, with leaders saying they don’t want these generals.   What they want is a real regime change and they don’t want to just transfer power from al-Bashir to his old pals.   Enormous crowds are in the streets right now in Khartoum.

Stay tuned.

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Barr on Spying

Mollie Hemingway has a article up at The Federalist, Barr Confirms Multiple Intel Agencies Implicated In Anti-Trump Spy Operation. Here is a quote,

Spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Attorney General William Barr told a Senate committee on Wednesday morning. Barr’s comments came in the context of potential Justice Department reviews of the Trump-Russia investigation and how it began in 2016.

While it is important that the top law enforcement in the United States publicly acknowledged that the Obama administration and its intelligence agencies surveilled its domestic political opponents during the heat of a presidential election, it is what he said next that was most startling: that the CIA and other federal agencies in addition to the FBI may have been involved. “I’m not talking about the FBI necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly,” he said.

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Fight or Flight in the Digital Age

The most natural response for an animal in danger is to fight or flight. The cat backed into a corner hunches its back and starts to hiss. But if given an avenue of escape will often run away. I was thinking how does this happen online. Are you a fighter or a fleer?

My thinking is the Internet is an ever present danger. There have been high profile cases where a random tweet or uploaded video has caused a “storm” and job loss. They were not aware that in the world of triggered a China Syndrome Meltdown can happen and does happen. A few words can cause a seemingly global “hunching of backs and hissing”. It is a world that words mean what others want them to mean. The reader not the writer is in control.

I’ll stop* here and leave things for a lively discussion.

*BTW, are you someone who triggers or is triggered? Both? Do you know?

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