Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Trump and Putin Will Hold Summit Meeting, Officials Say
Donnie has to meet his controller sometime, doesn't he.

'Gaming disorder': is the world's newest mental illness going to be over-diagnosed?
Yes, it will.  
Will help be available on online?

Chronicler of London gentrification priced out of Shoreditch
No, he was NOT priced out. The story says NOTHING about being priced out.  
He was evicted for having a semi-derelict, vacant, mildewed, dank, gimped and squalid edifice.”   
What is London coming to when all properties can't be semi-derelict, vacant, mildewed, dank, gimped and squalid edifice.

Harley-Davidson ‘Surrendered,’ Trump Says, Threatening to Tax It for Trade Move
More big government in Washington telling us how to run our companies.  
Can you say: "Yes, Sir. Whatever you say, Mr Government, Sir.

A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country-never! Their employees and customers are already very angry at them. If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end - they surrendered, they quit! The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!
Replying to 
More big government in Washington telling people how to run their companies. Butt out, Donnie.

“The most profound question of our era: Was there a conspiracy in the Obama Department of Justice and the FBI to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President of the U.S., and was Strzok at the core of the conspiracy?
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No, there was a conspiracy on behalf of Russia to interfere with our elections to make crooked Donnie Trump president and deny Clinton the white house, aided by the FBI. The only reason it hasn't been more profound is because nobody sensible wanted Clinton OR Trump.

‘Who Is This Stupid God?’ For His Latest Insult, Duterte Aims High
Well, he's got a point.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Sarah Sanders responds to Red Hen restaurant controversy
The Bakery case (Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ) says, because of "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour,"  that ANY restaurant can refuse to serve liars on religious grounds.   
Still, not sure why Saunders was singled-out, thus restaurant serves other politicians, doesn't it?   Can't be the first liar they ever served.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Cut From Award For Her ‘Stereotypical’ Depictions
Oh jeez. Does that mean the HARRIET BEECHER STOWE FREEDOM WRITER AWARD will have to be renamed because of her stereotypical depiction of Simon Legree?

Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag. I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse - be patient!
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More big government in Washington telling people how to run their companies.

From: Daniel J Conner [
Sent: 23 June 2018 06:06

Subject: Re: Why are Conservatives ALWAYS so ANGRY?!?!?

James, maybe you could tell me just what you think makes someone a conservative, and by that I mean something or some ideas different from what makes someone a Democrat / liberal.  James, seriously, I'm not trying to be a jerk, I truely want to know.  I believe that the things that conservatives believe differentiate them from liberals, are the same things that liberals believe in.  I think we have way more in common that either side believes. But feel free to let me know your opinion.

Well, Daniel, conservative and liberal are really describing continuums that don’t bear description, as people can hop back and forth depending on context.   As I said, I tend to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal.   (As to Republican and Democrat, I don’t think they have any meaning in modern parlance at all, beyond “the other guys.”)

 Historian John P. Diggins opined:
Thanks to the framers, American conservatism began on a genuinely lofty plane. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, John Jay, James Wilson, and, above all, John Adams aspired to create a republic in which the values so precious to conservatives might flourish:
This was classical conservatism in its most authentic expression

Mostly, conservatives do not like big government in Washington (or big government anywhere) telling us what to do.  Local is better than state, and state is better than national.  Sadly, many so-called conservatives have forgotten this tenet of our creed.

I really liked the post that said “then yes, I’m a liberal” but I fashioned it slightly differently.  In my terms it is quite possible to be a conservative liberal or, if you will, a liberal conservative.

Regarding Liberal vs Conservative


[kuh n-sur-vuh-tiv] adjective 
1.   disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit unnecessary change.
2.   recognizing that change does not necessarily mean reform or progress. 
3.   cautious, moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
4.   traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: a conservative suit.
5.   of or relating to the Whig, Federalist, Tory or Conservative parties.
6.   having the power or tendency to conserve or preserve.

[lib-er-uh l, lib-ruh l] adjective
1.   favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
2.   pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and government guarantees of individual rights and liberties.
3.   favourable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law.
4.   relating to representational forms of government rather than monarchies, aristocracies and oligarchies
5.   favouring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression - a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.
6.   free from prejudice or bigotry; tolerant; liberal attitude toward foreigners

If by liberal you mean anti-tyranny, anti-authoritarian and pro-freedom, then yeah, I'm a liberal.

If you mean freedom of religion and freedom from religion, then yeah, I'm a liberal.

If by liberal you mean free and fair elections, stopping gerrymandering, voter suppression and taking money out of politics, then yeah, I'm a liberal.  

If by liberal you mean having more stable financial markets with tighter regulations and government oversight, on the greedy banksters on Wall Street then yeah, I'm a liberal.  

If by liberal you mean I believe in free trade among nations, then yeah, I'm a liberal.  

If by liberal you mean no deficits in times of prosperity but deficit spending when the economy turns sour, then yeah, I'm a liberal.  

If by liberal you mean that loonies and criminals should not have guns, then yeah, I'm a liberal.

If by liberal you mean that every citizen right has a concomitant responsibility, then yeah, I'm a liberal.  

If by liberal you mean I'd rather spend money on universal healthcare for everybody than on the military  industrial complex, then yeah, I'm a liberal.

If by liberal you mean I think there's only one race (the human race) then yeah, I'm a liberal.

If by liberal you mean I believe in the French motto: Liberté, égalité, fraternité, then yeah, I’m a liberal.

Friday, 22 June 2018


After 2 Years, It Remains Impossible To Say With Any Certainty What Brexit Actually Means
I thought it meant Britain shooting itself in the foot,
and making sure that Parliament does NOT have sovereignty

Trump Plan To Merge Labor, Education Departments Could Undermine Them Both
That's the idea!

Liberal MP MaryAnn Mihychuk Was Verbally Abusive At Emergency Shelter: Red Cross
She should be suspended immediately and have her life essentially ruined by the press.
This is JUST the kind of thing that the #metoo movement was set up to stop!
After an investigation, she should be forced to resign.

Quebec Mosque Shooter Alexandre Bissonnette's Father Says The Crown Is Demonizing Son
After all, he only killed six and wounded 6 more in a terrorist attack. It's outrageous! This child was bullied (okay, granted, not for 9 or 10 years) but he was bullied in his student days and so should be forgiven almost everything. Just have him serve life without the possibilities of parole. (C-53: Life Means Life act). The 150 years is just silly: are they going to keep his corpse in jail for 75 years after he dies

Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee
What? He actually had a happy and consensual relationship, sometime long in the past? 
Well that is a lynching matter. 
There is no way two people should be allowed to be happy when working for a firm.

Melania Trump To Child Detainees: ‘Good Luck’
Good sense of irony and humor. She doesn't support this separation and abuse of children. 
She was challenging all of us to say "Yes, we do care." Good for her!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


United States To Leave UN Human Rights Council: Reports
Quite right, too. The Human Rights Council is no place for a country that tortures people, strips parents from kids and has a crime called DWB (Driving While Black). We should form our own Human Rights Council with like-minded people such as Saudi, North Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, Israel and Russia.

Congress Getting Nowhere Fast On Legislation To Keep Immigrant Families Together
Yeah. They are only kids and, as we know, kids don't vote.

"Surely it is the beginning of the unraveling of democracy when the body who makes the laws, instead of changing them, tells the enforcement body not to enforce the law."
Yes, you are unravelling democracy. It seems deliberate.
But, as you and your ilk would say: It is always someone else's fault.

Monday, 18 June 2018


May Revives Promise of ‘Brexit Dividend’ for U.K. Health Service
NHS Brexit dividend: questions posed by Theresa May's pledge
Jeremy Hunt Admits Any 'Brexit Dividend' Not Enough To Fund £20bn For NHS
May has accepted Donnie Trump's playbook: she now thinks it is okay for a head of government to lie to its people.

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