ACB: Democratic lawmakers hammered Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett for saying “sexual preference.” According to them, in today’s enlightened society, the term is offensive and out-dated. Which I’m so sure explains why Joe Biden used it in May.
CALIFORNIA: The Lakers won the NBA finals and then there was a riot. ::smh::
CATHOLIC VOTERS: “It’s time for Catholics to stand up and say ‘Enough is enough.” [26:50] – I only ever heard a single homily on political topics (abortion). And I have never heard applause from a Catholic congregation at the close of any homily ever. This election has changed that … bigly.
“If then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NABRE)
CLINTON FOUNDATION: This is a big deal – Two financial forensic investigators filed a complaint with the IRS alleging the Clinton Foundation violated tax laws governing tax-exempt charities. Their suit alleges that the Clinton Foundation “began acting as an agent of foreign governments early in its life and throughout its existence.
“As such, the foundation should’ve registered under FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act). Ultimately, the Foundation and its auditors conceded in formal submissions that it did operate as a (foreign) agent, therefore the foundation is not entitled to its 501c3 tax-exempt privileges as outlined in IRS 170 (c)2.“
A federal judge has just ruled that the IRS “abused its discretion” in trying to blow off the charges. He is allowing the case to proceed.
COURT PACKING: Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons said on Sunday that the Senate moving to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett “constitutes court-packing.”
Sorry, Chris, but NO.
The term “court packing” has always referred to any attempt by a political party to ADD seats to the traditional 9 on the Supreme Court, so as to sway the partisan balance.
The only party to seriously attempt it was the Democratic Party under President Franklin D Roosevelt. In 1937, FDR backed the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, which has frequently been called the “court-packing plan.”
If passed, the bill would have allowed a Democratic president to add up to six new justices to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to obtain favorable rulings regarding his New Deal legislation which the existing Supreme Court had ruled unconstitutional.
Fortunately, it failed … in large part because of his fellow Democrats who thought it was a terrible idea.
OREGON: Portland – The “indigenous” arm of Antifa “celebrated” their Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage with yet more violence. What a surprise. Not.
They pulled down statues of Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, while shouting, “F— all you colonizers!…Everyone of you that’s against Black Lives Matter can f— the f— off.”
Inexplicably, they smashed up the Oregon Historical Society building and damaged displays that Native leaders from Portland said accurately depicted Native American history.
They also stole, damaged, and dumped a Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt that was made by 15 local Black women to celebrate their history.
They also attacked the Portland State University police office while rioters cheered.
QUORUM: Senators need a quorum (minimum number of senators) to call a vote. For the full Senate, a quorum is 51 senators. For the Judiciary Committee, a quorum is nine members including two in the minority Democratic party. Senator Schumer says his party members will not supply a quorum for any vote to confirm ACB to the Supreme Court.
SPYGATE: Just the News has obtained and published yet another document showing the FBI knew in 2016 that there was no there there in the Trump-Russia collusion case.
SWEDEN: Pro-lockdown voices are super annoyed that Sweden, which didn’t lock down, has done so well. They trot out three main arguments.
First, they say, “You can’t compare us to Sweden. It has a low population density.”
Not really. Eighty-five percent of the population occupies 2% of their surface area. Most of them live in towns and cities — 85% of the population occupies 2% of its surface area.
Second, they argue that “Sweden hasn’t succeeded; it has had more deaths per capita than neighboring countries.”
It is true that Sweden has had more coronavirus fatalities than other Nordic states. But the lockdown was supposedly meant only to buy time while medical facilities ramped up to cope with the sick. As the other Nordic states come out of lockdown, their infection rates rising. Meanwhile, Sweden’s is very low, because they aimed for a fast and dirty route to herd immunity.
Third, the claim that “Sweden has taken an economic hit as well — the worst of both worlds.”
Nonsense. Sweden got off more lightly than most. Sweden’s 2020 GDP is expected to see a 3.3% contraction. Compare this to the U.S. (4.3%), U.K. (5.8%), and Eurozone (8.3%).
TEXAS: Carrollton – Democratic mayoral candidate Zul Mohamed has been arrested and charged with 84 counts of mail application ballot fraud and 25 counts of unlawful possession of an official mail in ballot.
At the time of arrest, Mohamed was busy stuffing envelopes with more forged ballot applications. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Religious freedom – A District Court judge has ruled that Washington, D.C.’s pandemic reopening restrictions do “substantially burden the church’s exercise of religion” and that “the District has failed to offer evidence at this stage showing that it has a compelling interest in preventing the church from meeting outdoors with appropriate precautions, or that this prohibition is the least-restrictive means to achieve its interest.”
D.C. has had only nine COVID-19 deaths in the month of October and regularly has a positive test rate of under 2%. Yet the Democrat anti-God thugs running the city capped outdoor religious gatherings to 100 people, but permitted larger gatherings for other purposes. For example, the city denied a church a permit to use the R.F.K. Stadium’s parking lot for worship while giving a pop-up drive-in movie theater a permit to use the same location.
WIKIPEDIA: I was looking for some dates for Joe Biden. I know Wikipedia is left-biased, but they’re usually okay with basic facts. So I put “Joe Biden” in my search engine and got the usual Wikipedia thing in the upper right corner. I accidentally clicked on the link right below his name, which took me to his campaign page, with a big “give me money” banner. That startled me, so I tried “Donald Trump.” No link.
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