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Author: Adam Green
A 24 year Navy vet, cancer survivor, father, grandfather, assistant caregiver for my live-in mother-in-law. Enjoys golf, football (real and fantasy), being the best grandfather I can, supporting the endeavors of my children (both involved in the education of our younger generations) and tormenting my wife of 34 years. Also prefer bourbon over scotch, but will drink both, just not at the same time. Discovering craft beers and trying trying hard to get to a consistent golf swing.
Back in June, The Hill ran a story about the Iowa governor preparing to sign an Executive Order restoring rights to convicted felons. I posted it here to ensure that I was accurate in saying that is not true, as Virginia still requires individual application for rights restoration. A nice exchange of thoughts and information followed.
Today, The Hill ran a story saying the EO had been signed, but was again reported as the “last state” to do so. I recalled the earlier discussion here and decided to email the editors @ The Hill. Here is what I sent:
Some cynics would say this: “Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in a statement Monday that a provision to expand deductions for meals and entertainment would be “the latest example of a tax provision tailor-made to benefit the Trump family finding its way into major tax legislation.”” And they could be accurate.
Yascha Mounk, founder of a new Liberal blog, Persuasion, uses George Orwell’s defense of P. G. Wodehouse to call on all to stop the madness.
His closing paragraph is telling: “The obligation to stand up for the wrongly accused—even or perhaps especially when they are imperfect—remains as important now as it has ever been. So I shall do my best to live up to the example Orwell set in much more perilous times. And I hope that you will, too.”
Brent Orrell, a senior fellow at AEI, makes the case that cancel culture exists in Trump’s GOP almost as much as on the left.
” Free trade has been Trump’s one departure from orthodoxy, but it has mainly been a rhetorical one, marked by a spasmodic and ineffectual protectionism that seems to have succeeded mostly in inflicting pain on American producers and consumers. The price among Republicans for these policy victories has been the imposition of the ultimate “cancel”: an omerta as it relates to the erratic leadership and unsavory character and behavior of Donald Trump himself. All conservative interests, positions, policies, and fidelity measures have been collapsed into an oath of loyalty to Donald J. Trump.”
Loyalty to Trump over loyalty to TRUE party values and country are quite damaging. As is other CC crapola.
If you don’t feel like reading it, here is the key quote. “The two then parted ways. Ocasio-Cortez headed into the building, while Yoho, joined by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), began descending toward the House office buildings. A few steps down, Yoho offered a parting thought to no one in particular.
I beleive the move is unconsitutional, unless the local authorities request the assistance.
The stories out of Portland, OR were disturbing enough: Unmarked vehicles, unidentified law enforcement agents (meaning WHICH agency, not the individual’s name), apparently clandestine operations against American citizens (potentially only) exercising thier First Amendment rights.
COS Mark Meadows says it is wrong for Dr. Anthony Fauci to compare the current pandemic to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Yet his boss has made similar comparisons repeatedly since April. The only difference is that Mr. Trump has used 1917 as the year in question. Maybe if Dr. Fauci used the same year, he wouldn’t get rebuked in such a manner?
1917 was an excellent movie depiction of WW I. Maybe that is where Mr. Trump gets confused.