Stay Tuned: This Is About To Get Good

Quoted from RealClear Investigations:

[Bill Priestap’s] “testimony contains extensive indications of wrongdoing, including that the FBI and DoJ targeted Trump and did so with information it made no effort to verify. It paints a portrait of the Obama-era bureau as one that was unconcerned with political interference in investigations and was willing to enlist the help of close foreign allies to bring down its target. And, perhaps presaging a defense to Barr’s claim that American officials had spied on the Trump campaign, it showcases the euphemisms that can be used to disguise “spying.

NOTE: from 2015 to the end of 2018, Bill Priestap was assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division and oversaw all of the FBI’s global counterintelligence effort. If there are goods to be had, this guy has ’em.

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Leftism and Christianity – Oil and Water

I wise man (Dennis Prager) once said, “While Conservatives believe Leftists are wrong, Leftists believe Conservatives are evil.” One need only to engage the arguments advanced by the Left on virtually every issue. Their arguments, every single one of them, against Conservative policy proposals are based on some moral premise.

In this article, a reflection from Rick Hayes, titled “Leftism: A Warped Reflection of Humanity”, the point is made that the Left misunderstands (to be kind) Christian ethics and the values upon which they are based.

I encourage you to read the whole thing.

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If You Like Your Health Plan … Tough S*T!

Under Section 303 of this monstrosity, private contracts between doctors and patients would be discouraged. Doctors who choose to take private payment from patients outside the system would face a stiff penalty. Furthermore, the physician would have to sign an affidavit that he engaged in such a contract, submit it to the secretary of health and human services, and then forego all reimbursement from all other patients enrolled in the new federal entitlement for a period of one year. Few doctors, of course, would be able to do such a thing.

Oh, and don’t forget: this bill abolishes all private insurance alternatives including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Tricare, and the popular and successful Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. These policy holders would be involuntarily absorbed into the new government health program.

Last but not least, the bill does not provide for funding. Instead, the Democrats off “funding alternatives”

New ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Would Kick 181 Million Off Private Insurance

 

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Does Trump Think Neo-Nazis are “Fine People”?

Well, the Left has resurfaced this calumny yet again. As I think about this, I have come to the view that a class of people exist who will believe anything if it said often enough. Such people, I think, find thinking deeply and critically about issues of the day to be not worth the effort. Ok, I get that. But when these same people propagate lies without validating them first, then they are committing evil.

I think there may be two classes of people: the first class are the lazy intellects described above who believe most of what they are told. They are intellectual sheep. Such people are especially vulnerable when the lie is repeated often enough.

However, there is a second, more insideous class. A class that can be divided into two main subgroups:

  1. The willfully ignorant for whom truth is subordinate to their world view.
  2. The intellectual cowards who shy away from cognitive dissonance.

There is simply no excuse for innocent ignorance at this point. If you believe that Trump called the Neo-Nazis “fine people” and find yourself surprised that this view is “controversial”, then read on.

The Truth is this:  President Trump did not call Neo-Nazis “Fine People“.  Indeed, just the opposite. When asked about the Charlottesville riot, here are President Trump’s exact words (you can read the complete transcript here):

“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group.  But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.  You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did.  You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

After another question he was asked to clarify because his first statement above was ambiguous. He understood his ambiguity and so became explicit:

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.” 

 

 

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