Another open thread with some articles I found interesting. I hope you find them interesting too.
The whining and complaining continue. It’s amazing that so many “adults” can act like such whiny little babies. And that included people on both sides of the aisle.
Trump continues to be Trump, to no one’s surprise that had a brain.
The left keeps moving further left to show those silly fools that voted for Trump that they won’t take no for an answer. The re-election of Pelosi to be their Minority Leader seems to suggest a suicidal tendency.
In other words, SOP
Trump Taps Scott Pruitt as EPA Director
“The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses,” he said in the statement.
2015 FBI data: Jews were nearly 3X more likely than blacks, 1.5X more likely than Muslims to be a hate crime victim
Members of which of these groups were most likely to be a victim of a hate crime in 2015: Muslims, Blacks or Jews? Based on media coverage, you would have to say Muslims or Blacks.
According to a Google news search for the term “hate crimes” along with the name of each of those three groups, there are 164,000 results for “hate crimes” + black, 134,000 results for “hate crimes” + Muslims and only 36,400 results for “hate crimes” + Jews.
Based on news reports, you would think that blacks were 4.5 times more likely than Jews to be the victim of a hate crime and that Muslims were almost 4 times more than likely than Jews to be a hate crime victim.
David Harsanyi: Did Democrats Learn Anything From Their Attack On The Filibuster?
And what about Republicans?
After reading the CNN piece titled “Senate Dems, powerless to stop Trump nominees, regret ‘nuclear option’ power play” a person may experience some deeply satisfying schadenfreude.
So be sure to keep Barack Obama, Harry Reid, the liberal pundit class (Ezra Klein, Paul Krugman, and the editorial boards of nearly every major newspaper) — and everyone else who thought Senate Democrats should blow up the filibuster — in your thoughts when Donald Trump names his cabinet and judges. And be sure to remember how recklessness begets recklessness in DC.
“I do regret that,” Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, a Democrat who voted to weaken the filibuster three years ago, tells CNN. “I frankly think many of us will regret that in this Congress because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency brake, to have in our system to slow down nominees.”
And Then There Were Two: Race For RNC Chair Thinning
The race to become the next chairman of the Republican National Committee is narrowing. People close to the transition process are saying president-elect Trump could make a decision as early as Friday or Saturday. The choices are between Michigan GOP chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and Georgia political operative Nick Ayers.
The camps behind both candidates are looking like a classic “grassroots vs. establishment” showdown. Whoever Trump chooses may be an indication how he runs his White House.
I find it amusing how often pundits and writers are trying to find some clue about how Trump will run his White House. I don’t think there’s a clue because I don’t think Trump has a clue. He will do whatever the little voices in his head tell him on any given day. Some days they may actually tell him to listen to people with knowledge and expertise. Other days…
Democrats Should Put Some Blame For Their Electoral Losses On Planned Parenthood
Not too long ago, the abortion industry noticed their identity as “pro-choicers” wasn’t conveying their position accurately or resonating with younger people. So they sought to change the messaging on abortion, pushing out radical feminists like Katha Pollitt, who declared abortion was a social good.
Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, opened up about her abortion in a major women’s magazine. Abortion advocates attempted to remove the stigma of abortion. In essence, they all dug in their spiked heels even deeper. In the 2016 election cycle, they threw everything they had behind their pantsuit-loving, history-making Democratic nominee. And it didn’t end well for them.
That’s all for now. As usual there are more articles of interest than room or time to post them. I’ll add as I find. Have a great day!
And you know I couldn’t leave without at least one more cartoon…