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  1. As I remember it one of the things Democrats and liberals used to rail against was involuntary incrassation for the mentally ill often claiming it was "illegal", "inhumane" or something like that... My how times have changed. New York Times: New York City to Involuntarily Remove Mentally Ill People From Streets https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/29/nyregion/nyc-mentally-ill-involuntary-custody.html In related news the San Francisco Board of Supervisors after intense debate approved the use of deadly force by police robots
  2. Venezuela remains the most egregious abuser of human rights in the Americas, and according to a U.N. report in 2019 is complicit in 7,000 cases of extrajudicial killings since mass election protests began against the Maduro government. Killing people appear to dispute election results and protest federal government policies... apparently Biden and his administration doesn't have the same issues with that as former presidents Obama and Trump did... color me not shocked. NPR: U.N. Report Reveals 'Shockingly High' Number Of Extrajudicial Killings In Venezuela https://www.npr.org/2019/07/05/739051958/u-n-report-reveals-shockingly-high-number-of-extrajudicial-killings-in-venezuela https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2020/09/venezuela-un-report-urges-accountability-crimes-against-humanity NPR: Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume https://www.npr.org/2022/11/26/1139284014/biden-venezuela-oil-sanctions WSJ: Biden's Dirty Oil Deal With Venezuela https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-dirty-oil-deal-with-venezuela FORBES: Biden Administration Allows Chevron To Pump Oil In Venezuela—Here’s Why It’s So Controversial https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2022/11/26/biden-administration-allows-chevron-to-pump-oil-in-venezuela-heres-why-its-so-controversial
  3. Speaking of Elon Musk, I suppose this isn't suspicious at all... Just days after Twitter made public the files about the Hunter Biden laptop, we learn that the federal government is "investigating" Musk's Neuralink program for possible violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Reuters: Exclusive: Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests https://www.reuters.com/technology/musks-neuralink-faces-federal-probe-employee-backlash-over-animal-tests-2022-12-05/ After denouncing Biden presidential election and shortly before announcing his intention to run for president in 2024, former president Donald Trump is discredited in national headlines by reports of the federal government's Mar-A-Logo FBI document raid. Shortly after releasing the Hunter Biden documents the federal government is attempting to discredit Elon Musk in national headlines by reports of an investigation into one of Musk's companies by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  4. Yet in three pages of Biden "Mis-Speaks Again" you've done little but try to defend and attempt to make excuses for Biden's false statements and lies... One would think if you detested Trump for his lack of facts, you'd equally detest Biden also for his lack of facts... but obviously you don't which seems to give credence to my previous statement - You claim to detest Trump for lying but you've spent the last 7-months making excuses and defending Biden for his ...'not quite accurate'... statements. Claiming to detest Trump for lying is your privilege... refusing to condemn or even admit Biden's been lying, even in the face of an abundance of media reports, video clips and even public statements from the White House press corps itself is pure bias and political partisanship. Just like you're now calling someone a "racist prick" while attempting to completely ignore all of Biden's previous and current racist remarks, his opposition to segregation and bussing, etc.. Just more TDS inspired prejudice and political partisanship where you try to condemn some for doing something while defending others for doing similar things, solely depending on their political affiliation. Washington Times: The Bidens’ racist history 'As unique as the Biden's "breakfast tacos: remark but it's only the latest offense “I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” "Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” During a Senate hearing in 1975, civil rights lawyer Jack Greenberg took then-Sen. Biden to task for sponsoring legislation that would limit the power of the federal courts to order school desegregation. Throughout his time in the United States Senate, Mr. Biden has praised members who supported segregation. In the past, Mr. Biden called then-Mississippi Sen. John Stennis, as a “hero” and “the rockbound integrity of the United States Congress” in the 1980s. Mr. Biden called Stennis “a hell of a guy” in 2008. Lamenting the difficulty in convincing many Latinos and blacks to take the COVID vaccine, he committed a series of racially charged blunders that barely registered in the corporate media’s consciousness. Biden white-splained that Latinos in America resist vaccinations because “they’re worried that they’ll be vaccinated and deported.” This statement makes the insane assumption that all Latinos present in this country are illegal aliens subject to expulsion. It never occurred to Biden that more than 60 million Latinos are actually American citizens. August 2020, Biden told a gathering of black and Hispanic journalists that “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.” In the same interview, responding to a question on whether he had taken a cognitive test, Biden angrily fired back with the suggestion that the black reporter was a drug addict. “That’s like saying you . . . before you got in this program, you’re take [sic] a test whether you’re taking cocaine or not,” Biden said. “What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?” In 2010, he warmly eulogized Sen. Robert Byrd, a former Exalted Cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan, saying he was “one of my mentors” In 2006, he said, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. ”https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jul/15/bidens-racist-history/ https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/bidens-history-getting-away-racist-remarks
  5. That you'd seem to have a problem with accepting facts... the truth... indicates to me you care more for your personal prejudice and political partisanship than any form of honesty, regardless of where it comes from.
  6. Yeah again, ...not quite accurate... What you declare as "defending him" for me amounts to little more than addressing false information... like your false claim Trump has been the cause of "over a million countrymen"... Actual facts reveal the million mark wasn't reached until after Biden took the White House. WSJ: Biden’s Covid Death Milestone More Americans have died of the virus in 2021 than in all of 2020. wsj.com/articles/bidens-covid-death-milestone-biden-administration-trump And this was despite already having several working 'vaccinations' that weren't vaccinations available, mask mandates, government mandated school and business closings, etc. John Hopkins COVID Resource Center: U.S. OFFICIALLY SURPASSES 1 MILLION COVID-19 DEATHS May 17, 2022 The United States officially surpassed one million reported COVID-19 deaths today, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial noted, Biden has set himself up for such comparisons. As a candidate in 2020, he commented on what were then 220,000 deaths, saying that “anyone that is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.” Reuters: May 12, 2022 Biden marks one million U.S. COVID deaths after losing political battles https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-marks-1-million-americans-dead-covid-2022-05-12/ The claim that domestic deaths attributed to former president Trump, many occurring even before there was a vaccine available is somehow indicative of a bad president when after Biden took office the Trump administration had been instrumental in the development and distribution of a COVID antigen, while attempting to completely ignore the fact even more domestic COVID deaths occurred under Biden's watch, is not only typical but laughable as far as I'm concerned. Most of what you try to pass off as my defense of Trump has instead been addressing the frequent and significant false information of the kind I just pointed out. And as frequently seems to be the case your claim I have done nothing but defend Trump also appears to be ...'less than accurate'... When actual facts indicated former president Trump was trying to do something beyond his scope and authority as president I usually tried to call him on it... but always tried to have actual facts and documented evidence on my side to ensure the veracity of my statements when I made them... You're most certainly "marked" safe from supporting former president Trump... of course you also appear to be marked safe from accurately relating and portraying truth and the facts instead of TDS inspired partisan hyperbole... Like your repeated false claims about Trump being a traitor when the reality is not only has former president Trump not been charged, tried or convicted of treason (which makes your claim another false statement)... and any subsequent statement you make suspect as more of the same.
  7. First of all I know for a fact the first part is a false statement... and I highly suspect the second part is also a false statement - prove me wrong. Back when gas prices started going up above $3 a gallon there was a post about it and at the time I stated I was going to wait for a few months of gasoline prices above $3 a gallon before I'd begin commenting... Yeah, that ship has long since sailed... FORBES: $5 Milestone: Gas Prices Hit An All-Time National High www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/06/09/5-milestone-gas-prices-hit-an-all-time-national-high Still, if I didn't jump on the Blame Biden bandwagon for more than a month after consumer fuel prices started going up what makes you think I'd jump in and shower Biden with praise within a few weeks of gas prices going down... obviously I'm not progressive enough... I can live with that. "Rah!, Rah! Biden!" The old: "it's Trump's fault" mantra isn't working any better with Biden in the White House than: "it's Bush's fault" worked for Obama after he became president... after a point trying to blame the predecessor for what's going on years after the fact just becomes laughably absurd. Trump's been out of office for two years now, but with a stroke of a pen president Biden has rescinded many of Trump's directives favorable to the oil and gas industry. When Trump was in office the United States was a mass exporter of oil and gas - for all practical purposes giving the nation energy independence, now our president is raiding the SPR's and begging foreign nations to increase their production. With another stroke of his pen Biden has canceled pipelines, some already under construction, revoked waiting oil and gas leases, increased fees, royalties and regulations on the oil and gas industry and publicly stated he intends to shut down, not only the oil and gas industry but all fossil fuel production... not great incentive for investors to give money to companies to expand production or invest in new or upgrading refineries... is it? Biden has been begging OPEC, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela to increase their production so the U.S. can have more... not surprisingly just about everyone turned him down... Now we hear president Biden is considering reversing sanctions placed on Venezuela by former presidents Obama and Trump... NPR: Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume https://www.npr.org/2022/11/26/1139284014/biden-venezuela-oil-sanctions Like I already said...
  8. https://truthsocial.com/@realDonaldTrump/posts/109449803240069864 I've frequently said I wish Trump would tweet (in this case text) less, but this goes beyond annoying and idiotic... to flat out cray-cray. I voted for Trump the first time he ran because he wasn't a Washington insider, wasn't a politician and just a fairly successful guy who I hoped would shake up the DC "politics as usual" group, but to be honest Trump wasn't my first choice... I wanted to vote for this guy - But whoever got elected, so long as it wasn't a connected, career politician - a Washington insider, I hoped it would encourage more non politician, business types, or even average guys (if they could get the popular/financial support) to run for high office. There are a lot of brilliant, passionate people our there with admittedly untried and probably unorthodox ideas and suggestions that might work better than what Washington has been doing for decades. ¢¢
  9. Actually that's just more misinformation, another false statement after the last time you falsely claimed "It's the Republican's fault". Yes another false statement even after being provided with evidence the statement was ...'not quite accurate'...not entirely unexpected though. In the original post and the most recent one I provided the measure to terminate the food sales tax was a bipartisan measure - The only difference between the Democrat proposed bill and the Republican amendment is instead of axing the food tax all at once, Republicans insisted the elimination of the tax be done in stages... since the last time a state tax was immediately and completely eliminated it didn't turn out well for the state or the people of Kansas, as I previously mentioned and as usual, you seem to have ignored... or maybe not ignored, so much as intentionally failed to mention - but then a lie of omission is still a lie isn't it?
  10. Governor Kelly signed bipartisan House Bill 2106 to gradually eliminate the state’s sales tax on groceries. The first reduction of the tax rate will occur on January 1, 2023, changing the state sales tax rate on groceries from 6.5% to 4.0%. Current legislation will completely eliminate the state’s sales tax on groceries by 2025. Local tax rates will still apply. Today Governor Kelly announced that Kansas is on track to implement the ‘Axe the Food Tax’ legislation passed during the 2022 session. The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) published its notice to initiate those changes. Governor Kelly also renewed her call for the legislature to pass a bill that immediately eliminates the state sales tax on groceries, diapers, and feminine hygiene products. https://newstalkkzrg.com/2022/12/02/kansas-on-track-to-ax-the-food-tax/ https://www.koamnewsnow.com/axe-the-food-tax-effort-in-kansas-is-on-track/
  11. Current subsidies for passenger rail are around $1.4 billion. I don't believe the rail freight industry receives federal government subsidies, feel free to look it up yourself... and they are private industries. States, cities and towns receive federal subsidies for rail infrastructure projects like crossing warning signals, roadway crossing repair/maintenance, overpasses, etc. but the private freight rail companies receive no federal government subsidies. But here's your prize for consistency in the progressive divisive, misinformation and..."not quite accurate"... information category...
  12. As I mentioned before prices dropped for a couple of months the first time president Biden raided the SPR's then they went back up... Let's revisit this topic in a month or two...
  13. On September 8, 2021 president Biden had this to say when he delivered his remarks on labor unions with Secretary of Labor Marty Wallsh... "We never thought about it the people who keep this country up and running before. I really mean this sincerely, it's not a political - it's a reality and I think people went 'whoa', and instead of which is a good thing banging pots and pans when people came back from rescuing other folks, I think they began to realize - you know, this is part of the deal. To use my dad's expression, and I mean this sincerely - and some of a few of you knew my dad - he said everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and that's what the labor union is all about, dignity, provides dignity for people who deserve to be treated differently. I want to than Jocelyn and I want to thank president Shuler. madam president, I know you didn't expect to be in this role, this moment but as I told you before, I believe the future of American labor has in very good hands, I really mean it thank you. I want to welcome everyone to the White House, I really mean that. This is your house, it's not hyperbole it's a fact, this is your house I wouldn't be here without you that again is not hyperbole. In my White House, you'll always be welcome, always be welcome. Labor will always be welcome. You know you've heard me say many times, I intend to be the most pro-union president - leading the most pro-union administration in American history"... https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/09/08/remarks-by-president-biden-in-honor-of-labor-unions/ In April of this year president Biden delivered a "Pro-Labor Message At Union Conference: ‘Amazon, Here We Come’", the "most pro-union president in American history" was celebrating along with the North American Building Trades Union a moment when organized labor declared victory with stores voting to go union. Well, the "most pro-union president in American history", just directed Congress to end the Rail Road -vs- Union contest to avoid a strike that would have been catastrophic to the American economy... and they did ~ NBC: Senate votes to avert rail strike, sends the legislation to Biden for his signature The Senate passed legislation Thursday to avoid an economically catastrophic rail strike one day after the House approved the measure. It now goes to President Joe Biden, who said he "will sign the bill into law." He had pleaded with Congress to act swiftly, warning of major harm to supply chains that could disrupt supplies of clean drinking water and gasoline in an already fragile economy. “Working together, we have spared this country a Christmas catastrophe in our grocery stores, in our workplaces, and in our communities,” Biden said in a statement after the Senate vote. “I know that many in Congress shared my reluctance to override the union ratification procedures. But in this case, the consequences of a shutdown were just too great for working families all across the country.” https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-reaches-deal-vote-avert-rail-strike Granted president Biden found himself in the unenviable position of being between "the rock and the hard place"... A self pledged "most pro-union president in American history", having to hamstring railroad unions holding out for more paid sick leave to avoid economic hardship during the holidays... but it is what it is, the self proclaimed "most pro-union president and administration in American history" busting union efforts for more paid sick days to avoid... well let's be honest, to avoid more negative public opinion with the president's handling of matters that directly effect the pocket books of the American households. NBC: The 'pro-union' president risks the support of a key constituency to avert a rail strike Biden faces a backlash from a core of rail workers and allied groups, as some of them see his push for a measure to avoid a strike as a betrayal in the bill he pushed to avert a rail strike. “If Joe Biden wants to be the most pro-labor president, or wants to deem himself a labor supporter, he’s got to stand with labor through thick and thin, when it’s complicated and when it’s not,” said Tony Cardwell, president of the BMWED, one of the four unions that voted against the deal with the rail companies (eight others voted for the contract). “We’re asking for something that most Americans have.” nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/-union-president-risks-support-key-constituency-avert-rail-strike
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