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Unsolicited Advice: Yes, You Can Attend That Wedding At A Plantation Venue

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Welcome to Unsolicited Advice, the weekly column in which I give advice to people who never asked for it and who don’t even know who I am.

Last week we delved into the uncomfortable world of actor Thomas Middleditch and his not-so-stable open marriage. This week we’re continuing our “marriage” theme with a peek at a plea for help to Slate’s Dear Prudence (definitely go give them some link love for bringing us this amazing post this week. It’s only fair).

A distressed wedding guest wrote in to ask if she/he should be expected to attend her/his dear, close friend’s wedding at a plantation.

Part of my friend’s wedding is taking place on a former plantation in the South. Members of my family were slaves on a plantation not that many generations ago, and the thought of attending the wedding of a white couple there is making me uncomfortable. I love my friend and her fiancée, and I don’t believe there’s any actively bad intent on their part, except maybe thoughtlessness. I don’t want to cause her any pain or make it seem like I’m putting her down, but I’d prefer not to attend the event that’s taking place there. I could still attend all of the other wedding events. What are your thoughts on this? I know that weddings in these types of venues are common, so I’m sure my discomfort is too. Is there a way to bow out of the event with kindness to the couple?

I won’t spoil Prudie’s answer but it’s worth a read…if only to laugh. Click here to read the response. 

But this is Unsolicited Advice. It is my unwelcome response that is the primary purpose here, so here goes.

Dear Plantation Patty:

I can sympathize with the initial pang of discomfort at the thought of attending a social event at a plantation venue. I think most of us automatically feel that at the mention of the word ‘plantation’. That’s not weird.

What’s weird is your inability to set aside that discomfort for a few hours of your year and celebrate an amazing event with a couple you claim to love. You say you don’t believe there was any bad intent on their part…it’s troubling that you even mention that out loud. These are the people you love. What would their potential ‘bad intent’ have been in the first place?

“We’re planning a ceremony to celebrate our lifetime commitment in front of God and family, but we’ll only do it if we can simultaneously celebrate slavery and make all of our black friends uncomfortable as hell!”

I doubt that was ever even on the table. Which brings me to another point. You say they don’t have bad intent but describe the move as “thoughtless”. Well, God forbid the bride and groom not be thinking about you and the complexities of American history on the biggest day of their lives. Having planned my own wedding 150 years ago, I can guarantee you that your comfort level is the last thing on their mind. What they do probably have in mind is your presence at an event they want to share with you…because they love you. You’re so focused on the “thoughtlessness” of having a wedding event at a former plantation that you’ve skipped right over the part about how much these people mean to you and how much you mean to them. They’ve invited you to share in a once in a lifetime event – their wedding. They must really care about you.

All you can see is the past.

I say “former” plantation because I’m assuming they no longer use slave labor to run their business. I’m willing to bet they don’t even have crops there anymore. If they are still keeping slaves on that plantation then you should definitely not go. And also call the police.

Listen, Patty…this whole country has an “uncomfortable history” but it doesn’t stop you from walking around over paths once graced by the feet of slaves. It doesn’t keep you from going into buildings built by slaves. It doesn’t keep you from walking in the same parks and open spaces that once saw the horror of civil war and the abuse of Native Americans. Everywhere you walk in this country is “problematic” if you want to use your point of view. People picnic in spots that were once soaked with the blood of young civil war-era soldiers who died horrifically and anonymously.

Times change, people change, societies change.

Plantations have always been a business. They continued to operate long after slavery was abolished and (as you have pointed out) still operate to this day, though under very different circumstances. Remembering what they used to be does not mean we have to eschew what they’ve become.

Your first thought was to run. My first thought was, “Man, look how far we’ve come.” Your ancestors were once enslaved there, and now here you are walking onto that property as a free and (presumably successful) person, a Black person being invited as an important guest at the wedding of your White friends. Where once Black people walked in sadness on those grounds, you now walk in victory. Your ancestors could have only dreamed of belonging there the way that you belong there right now.

America is our home. We built it, fought to enjoy it, spilled blood to get to be where you are this very moment. Why on earth would you take a step backwards from all that hard work by automatically segregating yourself from spaces where you not only belong but absolutely should be?

Because, Patty…this is your country. So enjoy it. If you love your friends, go be with them. There are no slave drivers, no masters, no auction blocks there anymore. Just like the rest of America, that place with the shameful past has progressed to become something quite different.

Look, if you can’t set aside your historical discomfort then at least just deal with it and go. No, your friends weren’t thinking about you when they booked that venue, nor should they be. I once attended a Polish wedding. I was uncomfortable as hell. Have you ever been to one? The ceremony is two hours and then you spend the reception doing their Polish dances, which naturally we knew nothing of. It all just seemed like organized chaos to our inexperienced minds. My husband and I were the only Black people there. Did we feel uncomfortable and out of place. You betcha. Did we ever once ask the bride and groom to why they didn’t think about our comfort level before they planned their wedding? Of course not. You shouldn’t even entertain the notion that they are “thoughtless”. They are getting married. End of story.

Go celebrate with your friends. You say that only a “part” of the event will be there anyway…so why can’t you just spare a few minutes of your own comfort to raise a glass with the people you say you love and then be on your way? This drama is so unnecessary and frankly, narcissistic.

There is no “kind” way to tell your friends you’re choosing your own feelings about a historical property over celebrating with the people you love. They will think you are being selfish…because you are.

Go be a friend. This is what friends do – we celebrate with each other.

If anyone there has slaves you have my permission to peace out.

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Mark Levin is on Fire: Calls on Adam Schiff to Release 90 Days of Texts, Phone Calls, Emails Because He is a Leaker

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Mark Levin, “The Great One,” appeared on “Hannity” last night to weigh in on the whistleblower’s complaint. He was on top of his game. Even President Trump was impressed. He posted Levin’s monologue to his twitter account.

After listening to Levin’s defense of Trump and his attacks on Schiff and all of the rest of them, I think Trump should hire him as his attorney. Levin is smart as a whip, articulate and he’s aggressive.

Levin finds the complaint to be “1000 times worse than the transcript of the phone call” between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. We all noticed a Grand Canyon size disconnect between the two documents.

Levin points out that a Ukrainian policy guy from the CIA doesn’t write like this. It reads like “a legal brief which has been vetted by lawyers.” And he wants to know who wrote it. Who was the whistleblower working with? Adam Schiff, Democratic staffers?

The whistleblower’s attorney said it’s important to retain his client’s anonymity. That request infuriates Levin. “Too bad pal. Too late. You want to impeach the President.”

And he noted something that a lot of us have wondered about. Why aren’t the Republican leaders in the Senate doing more to defend Trump? Why aren’t they sending out subpoenas? Calling for hearings, holding press conferences.

I would have expected a more spirited defense in the House as well. Rep. Devin Nunes (CA) is and has always been a champion. So have Jim Jordan (OH), Matt Gaetz (FL), Doug Collins (GA), Steve Scalise (LA) and several others. But many of them have been a disappointment. Kevin McCarthy spoke to the press on Tuesday and I wondered if he had a pulse.

Anyway, Levin is one of my all time favorites.

Read the transcript or watch the video below.

You know, after I watched this hearing, it’s like waterboarding, by the way. When it comes to Trump, Democrats and the media are like drug addicts looking for their next fix…Their eyes are popping out of their head. The sweetbreads are coming down their face.

They’re really freaking out… I can tell you that a CIA agent can’t write something like this, this is a legal brief,” said Levin.

First of all, as a practicing lawyer, I went through this. And I can tell you that a CIA agent, who is a policy guy for Ukraine can’t write something like this. This is a legal brief. This was vetted through lawyers. I want to know who wrote this. I want to know who this man spoke to…

In the New York Times today which, of course, runs cover for the Democrats and goes after the President of the United States, they say today that this man’s lawyer, who by the way, worked for Schumer and Clinton, doesn’t want the identity of this man known.

Too bad pal. Too late. You want to impeach our President using this BS. We want to know all about your guy. And I love today’s hearing where they wrap this guy in the whistleblower statute…

He knew nothing, he heard that certain people at the White House were upset…Isn’t it funny that not a single person with first-hand knowledge filed a whistleblower complaint?

This guy files one. This guy’s represented by Democrats. I want to know if Adam Schiff, the Democrat staffers or any of the Democrats were involved in orchestrating this. This leak and coupe campaign. Did it in Russia, did it with Kavanaugh, it’s the same damn thing.

This is a rogue CIA agent. People might say, but it’s the CIA. Look what they did to the FBI. Look at this guy Brennan, a complete reprobate.

You know, when the CIA overthrew the Iranian government years ago, the liberal Democrats were upset. When they overthrew Allende in Chile, a socialist marxist, the Democrats were upset. When they tried to overthrow Castro, the Democrats were upset…But when they try to overthrow our President, they’re whistleblowers. They’re heroes. They’re courageous. Mr. Schiff, why don’t release 90 days of your phone calls? 90 days of your texts. 90 days of your emails. Cause I know something pal. You’re a leaker. You’re devious. Same with your staff.

Nancy Pelosi went to the microphone, like a dictator, and announced ‘We’re going to begin an official, formal impeachment inquiry…Why would she do that before she got the transcript? Why, because she had this or she knew about it. (Levin holds up the whistleblower’s complaint.) From the little CIA operative.

This document is a thousand times worse than the actual transcript which isn’t even cited in this document (the whistleblower’s complaint).

Now, they’re trying to rewrite this document to try and get it to work with this document (the transcript of the call). The President of the United States phone call has nothing wrong with it. It’s a long conversation. I notice in the media, they’re kind of moving sentences around, trying to attach things. Why don’t you read the whole thing. But you won’t do that. Why? Well I have a question. Why shouldn’t the President of the United States in a conversation with the President of Ukraine say ‘Hey look. Would you take a look at this? We’ve had news reports, books’ about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden obstructing just in the Ukraine, blackmailing the government.’

The President is supposed to sit there and act stupid? No, he says among a thousand other things. You might want to look into this.

‘Wow, that’s an impeachable offense.’

You now have four U.S. senators who did far worse than that. Three of them, Menendez, Leahy, and Durbin who insisted that the Ukrainian government, insisted, investigate our President. You had another one, Murphy, from Connecticut, who insisted that the Ukrainian government not investigate Biden. How come they’re not facing ethics complaints? How come they’re not facing expulsion acts in the United States Senate?

And finally, where the hell are the Republican chairman in the Senate? Why aren’t they issuing subpoenas? Why don’t they pretend they’re Elijah Cummings or Jerry Nadler? Or Schiff for that matter? I know it’s an ugly thought, but issue 100 subpoenas. Go after their bank accounts, go after their friends, go after their relatives. Go after their accountants. Go after their records. And if they don’t go for it, hold em in contempt.

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Mark Levin is on Fire: Calls on Adam Schiff to Release 90 Days of Texts, Phone Calls, Emails Because He is a Leaker

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Mark Levin, “The Great One,” appeared on “Hannity” last night to weigh in on the whistleblower’s complaint. He was on top of his game. Even President Trump was impressed. He posted Levin’s monologue to his twitter account.

After listening to Levin’s defense of Trump and his attacks on Schiff and all of the rest of them, I think Trump should hire him as his attorney. Levin is smart as a whip, articulate and he’s aggressive.

Levin finds the complaint to be “1000 times worse than the transcript of the phone call” between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. We all noticed a Grand Canyon size disconnect between the two documents.

Levin points out that a Ukrainian policy guy from the CIA doesn’t write like this. It reads like “a legal brief which has been vetted by lawyers.” And he wants to know who wrote it. Who was the whistleblower working with? Adam Schiff, Democratic staffers?

The whistleblower’s attorney said it’s important to retain his client’s anonymity. That request infuriates Levin. “Too bad pal. Too late. You want to impeach the President.”

And he noted something that a lot of us have wondered about. Why aren’t the Republican leaders in the Senate doing more to defend Trump? Why aren’t they sending out subpoenas? Calling for hearings, holding press conferences.

I would have expected a more spirited defense in the House as well. Rep. Devin Nunes (CA) is and has always been a champion. So have Jim Jordan (OH), Matt Gaetz (FL), Doug Collins (GA), Steve Scalise (LA) and several others. But many of them have been a disappointment. Kevin McCarthy spoke to the press on Tuesday and I wondered if he had a pulse.

Anyway, Levin is one of my all time favorites.

Read the transcript or watch the video below.

You know, after I watched this hearing, it’s like waterboarding, by the way. When it comes to Trump, Democrats and the media are like drug addicts looking for their next fix…Their eyes are popping out of their head. The sweetbreads are coming down their face.

They’re really freaking out… I can tell you that a CIA agent can’t write something like this, this is a legal brief,” said Levin.

First of all, as a practicing lawyer, I went through this. And I can tell you that a CIA agent, who is a policy guy for Ukraine can’t write something like this. This is a legal brief. This was vetted through lawyers. I want to know who wrote this. I want to know who this man spoke to…

In the New York Times today which, of course, runs cover for the Democrats and goes after the President of the United States, they say today that this man’s lawyer, who by the way, worked for Schumer and Clinton, doesn’t want the identity of this man known.

Too bad pal. Too late. You want to impeach our President using this BS. We want to know all about your guy. And I love today’s hearing where they wrap this guy in the whistleblower statute…

He knew nothing, he heard that certain people at the White House were upset…Isn’t it funny that not a single person with first-hand knowledge filed a whistleblower complaint?

This guy files one. This guy’s represented by Democrats. I want to know if Adam Schiff, the Democrat staffers or any of the Democrats were involved in orchestrating this. This leak and coupe campaign. Did it in Russia, did it with Kavanaugh, it’s the same damn thing.

This is a rogue CIA agent. People might say, but it’s the CIA. Look what they did to the FBI. Look at this guy Brennan, a complete reprobate.

You know, when the CIA overthrew the Iranian government years ago, the liberal Democrats were upset. When they overthrew Allende in Chile, a socialist marxist, the Democrats were upset. When they tried to overthrow Castro, the Democrats were upset…But when they try to overthrow our President, they’re whistleblowers. They’re heroes. They’re courageous. Mr. Schiff, why don’t release 90 days of your phone calls? 90 days of your texts. 90 days of your emails. Cause I know something pal. You’re a leaker. You’re devious. Same with your staff.

Nancy Pelosi went to the microphone, like a dictator, and announced ‘We’re going to begin an official, formal impeachment inquiry…Why would she do that before she got the transcript? Why, because she had this or she knew about it. (Levin holds up the whistleblower’s complaint.) From the little CIA operative.

This document is a thousand times worse than the actual transcript which isn’t even cited in this document (the whistleblower’s complaint).

Now, they’re trying to rewrite this document to try and get it to work with this document (the transcript of the call). The President of the United States phone call has nothing wrong with it. It’s a long conversation. I notice in the media, they’re kind of moving sentences around, trying to attach things. Why don’t you read the whole thing. But you won’t do that. Why? Well I have a question. Why shouldn’t the President of the United States in a conversation with the President of Ukraine say ‘Hey look. Would you take a look at this? We’ve had news reports, books’ about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden obstructing just in the Ukraine, blackmailing the government.’

The President is supposed to sit there and act stupid? No, he says among a thousand other things. You might want to look into this.

‘Wow, that’s an impeachable offense.’

You now have four U.S. senators who did far worse than that. Three of them, Menendez, Leahy, and Durbin who insisted that the Ukrainian government, insisted, investigate our President. You had another one, Murphy, from Connecticut, who insisted that the Ukrainian government not investigate Biden. How come they’re not facing ethics complaints? How come they’re not facing expulsion acts in the United States Senate?

And finally, where the hell are the Republican chairman in the Senate? Why aren’t they issuing subpoenas? Why don’t they pretend they’re Elijah Cummings or Jerry Nadler? Or Schiff for that matter? I know it’s an ugly thought, but issue 100 subpoenas. Go after their bank accounts, go after their friends, go after their relatives. Go after their accountants. Go after their records. And if they don’t go for it, hold em in contempt.

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Mark Levin is on Fire: Calls on Adam Schiff to Release 90 Days of Texts, Phone Calls, Emails Because He is a Leaker

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Mark Levin, “The Great One,” appeared on “Hannity” last night to weigh in on the whistleblower’s complaint. He was on top of his game. Even President Trump was impressed. He posted Levin’s monologue to his twitter account.

After listening to Levin’s defense of Trump and his attacks on Schiff and all of the rest of them, I think Trump should hire him as his attorney. Levin is smart as a whip, articulate and he’s aggressive.

Levin finds the complaint to be “1000 times worse than the transcript of the phone call” between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. We all noticed a Grand Canyon size disconnect between the two documents.

Levin points out that a Ukrainian policy guy from the CIA doesn’t write like this. It reads like “a legal brief which has been vetted by lawyers.” And he wants to know who wrote it. Who was the whistleblower working with? Adam Schiff, Democratic staffers?

The whistleblower’s attorney said it’s important to retain his client’s anonymity. That request infuriates Levin. “Too bad pal. Too late. You want to impeach the President.”

And he noted something that a lot of us have wondered about. Why aren’t the Republican leaders in the Senate doing more to defend Trump? Why aren’t they sending out subpoenas? Calling for hearings, holding press conferences.

I would have expected a more spirited defense in the House as well. Rep. Devin Nunes (CA) is and has always been a champion. So have Jim Jordan (OH), Matt Gaetz (FL), Doug Collins (GA), Steve Scalise (LA) and several others. But many of them have been a disappointment. Kevin McCarthy spoke to the press on Tuesday and I wondered if he had a pulse.

Anyway, Levin is one of my all time favorites.

Read the transcript or watch the video below.

You know, after I watched this hearing, it’s like waterboarding, by the way. When it comes to Trump, Democrats and the media are like drug addicts looking for their next fix…Their eyes are popping out of their head. The sweetbreads are coming down their face.

They’re really freaking out… I can tell you that a CIA agent can’t write something like this, this is a legal brief,” said Levin.

First of all, as a practicing lawyer, I went through this. And I can tell you that a CIA agent, who is a policy guy for Ukraine can’t write something like this. This is a legal brief. This was vetted through lawyers. I want to know who wrote this. I want to know who this man spoke to…

In the New York Times today which, of course, runs cover for the Democrats and goes after the President of the United States, they say today that this man’s lawyer, who by the way, worked for Schumer and Clinton, doesn’t want the identity of this man known.

Too bad pal. Too late. You want to impeach our President using this BS. We want to know all about your guy. And I love today’s hearing where they wrap this guy in the whistleblower statute…

He knew nothing, he heard that certain people at the White House were upset…Isn’t it funny that not a single person with first-hand knowledge filed a whistleblower complaint?

This guy files one. This guy’s represented by Democrats. I want to know if Adam Schiff, the Democrat staffers or any of the Democrats were involved in orchestrating this. This leak and coupe campaign. Did it in Russia, did it with Kavanaugh, it’s the same damn thing.

This is a rogue CIA agent. People might say, but it’s the CIA. Look what they did to the FBI. Look at this guy Brennan, a complete reprobate.

You know, when the CIA overthrew the Iranian government years ago, the liberal Democrats were upset. When they overthrew Allende in Chile, a socialist marxist, the Democrats were upset. When they tried to overthrow Castro, the Democrats were upset…But when they try to overthrow our President, they’re whistleblowers. They’re heroes. They’re courageous. Mr. Schiff, why don’t release 90 days of your phone calls? 90 days of your texts. 90 days of your emails. Cause I know something pal. You’re a leaker. You’re devious. Same with your staff.

Nancy Pelosi went to the microphone, like a dictator, and announced ‘We’re going to begin an official, formal impeachment inquiry…Why would she do that before she got the transcript? Why, because she had this or she knew about it. (Levin holds up the whistleblower’s complaint.) From the little CIA operative.

This document is a thousand times worse than the actual transcript which isn’t even cited in this document (the whistleblower’s complaint).

Now, they’re trying to rewrite this document to try and get it to work with this document (the transcript of the call). The President of the United States phone call has nothing wrong with it. It’s a long conversation. I notice in the media, they’re kind of moving sentences around, trying to attach things. Why don’t you read the whole thing. But you won’t do that. Why? Well I have a question. Why shouldn’t the President of the United States in a conversation with the President of Ukraine say ‘Hey look. Would you take a look at this? We’ve had news reports, books’ about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden obstructing just in the Ukraine, blackmailing the government.’

The President is supposed to sit there and act stupid? No, he says among a thousand other things. You might want to look into this.

‘Wow, that’s an impeachable offense.’

You now have four U.S. senators who did far worse than that. Three of them, Menendez, Leahy, and Durbin who insisted that the Ukrainian government, insisted, investigate our President. You had another one, Murphy, from Connecticut, who insisted that the Ukrainian government not investigate Biden. How come they’re not facing ethics complaints? How come they’re not facing expulsion acts in the United States Senate?

And finally, where the hell are the Republican chairman in the Senate? Why aren’t they issuing subpoenas? Why don’t they pretend they’re Elijah Cummings or Jerry Nadler? Or Schiff for that matter? I know it’s an ugly thought, but issue 100 subpoenas. Go after their bank accounts, go after their friends, go after their relatives. Go after their accountants. Go after their records. And if they don’t go for it, hold em in contempt.

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Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Losing: Beto Tells Pro-2A Advocates it’s ‘Wrong’ to be Carrying Their Weapons

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Are ya ready for some goofiness?

I gotcha covered.

On Wednesday at a Kent State University campaign rally, single-digit would-be hunting rifle thief Beto O’Rourke let people know it’s wrong to carry guns. At least, to any of his events, I guess.

The guy’s goin’ out with a blaze of glory — I’ll give him that.

It’s also, however, a blaze of ignorance, as he’s continued to speak about guns while making clear he’s never, at any point, said to himself, “Hey, what are guns? Maybe I should take just an hour or two to find out some information, any information. And then talk.”

Beto’s previously said he’ll be stealing your AR-15, but you can keep your hunting rifle.

Meanwhile, the AR-15 is America’s best-selling hunting rifle.

The other day, while eating a gigantic cheeseburger followed by a huge chocolate peanut butter malt, I was speaking to a friend who’s a handgun owner. I mentioned Beto’s vow to confiscate AR-15’s.

My friend:

“Well, those are like machine guns.”

That’s what she thought, from what she’d heard on the news.

We’ve got a problem here.

And O’Rourke ain’t helpin’.

Here’s what he had to say:

“It is not enough to stop selling AR-15s and AK-47s when there are more than 10 million of those potential instruments of terror.”

All guns are potential instruments of terror. AR-15’s just look spooky.

“We must mandate that every single one of them be bought back — back home, off the streets, out of our lives. No longer a threat to every to every single one of us.”

That won’t make any great difference, given that the vast majority gun deaths are due to handgun use. And AR-15’s are not the only rifles, goob. You don’t think a murderer’ll just grab the other rifle or pistol on the shelf?

Nevertheless, to Beto, so long as there exists a long gun with a scary shape, everyone’s walking around with a bullseye on ’em. But it sounds as if, if voters choose for him to steal those things from their homes, magically, the bullseyes’ll all just disappear, Jack!

“None of us should face this terror. No one in El Paso, Texas should have to tell me, as they do all the time, that they’re walking around with a target on their back.”

I have a suggestion: How about talk about things that will actually do something, rather than goofiness that makes no sense and no large difference?

Some folks came to the Beto bash in protest — and they brought their firearms:

Beto told ’em it’s wrong:

“And nobody should show up with one of these weapons that seek to intimidate us in our own democracy. That’s wrong. That’s wrong.”

What if it was a shotgun? Would that be better? A .30-06 bolt-action rifle? Preferable? No longer wrong?

The problem with politics, it seems to me, is that the majority of the CO2 appears to be comprised of absolutely meaningless words. It’s posturing, grandstanding, fluff, and — if given the benefit of the doubt — ignorance.

But so long as Beto sticks to his…guns…and continues to hammer one single kind of firearm which doesn’t make a dent in the larger scope of violent crime in America, he’ll cement himself as one more electoral fart in the wind. How about the Green New Deal fix that?

“Yesterday, people brought assault weapons to our rally at Kent State—where 4 students were shot dead in 1970.”

No, they didn’t. As for the AR-15, they brought hunting rifles.

And your rhetoric stinks.

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Boom: Steve Scalise, Brit Hume Drop Kick Adam Schiff’s “Parody” Account of Trump’s Ukraine Call

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As Bonchie wrote yesterday, the so-called “parody” stunt Rep. Adam Schiff (D-MA) pulled Thursday at the whistleblower hearing on the Trump/Zelensky call was one of the most despicable things to ever be done by a Congressman at one.

Instead of reading straight from the call transcript itself, Schiff just made stuff up, calling it the “essence” of what President Trump said during the July conversation. Here’s a transcribed refresher on his acting performance for those who missed it:

We’ve been very good to your country. Very good. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what, I don’t see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you, though, and I’m going to say this only seven times so you better listen good.

I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of it. On this and on that. I’m going to put you in touch with people, and not just any people. I’m going to put you in touch with Attorney General of the United States, my attorney general Bill Barr. He’s got the whole weight of the American law enforcement behind him and I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy. You’re going to love him, trust me.

You know what I’m asking, and so I’m only going to say this a few more times in a few more ways. And by the way, don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I’ve asked.

Here’s the video of Schiff’s theatrical stunt:

Schiff, who is the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, was called out for his disgusting stunt shortly thereafter. He ended up admitting what he said was “in part, a parody” (though there was no “in part” about it):

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and veteran Fox News journalist Brit Hume both torched Schiff in response, noting the reason why he had to fabricate the conversation was because the actual conversation didn’t prove Trump did anything impeachable:

Sadly, Schiff wasn’t the only Congressman Thursday who resorted to inventing things that were never said:

Shameful.

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Judge Demands AOC Testify In Court Over Her Twitter Habits

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This is one of the sillier stories of the day, but new rules and all that.

If you recall, Donald Trump was successfully sued by liberals with nothing better to do because he blocked people on Twitter. Eventually a judge decided you now have a constitutional right to not have to log out to view tweets if someone blocks you.

Not all heroes wear capes I guess.

Because the only way to fight back against this insanity is to make Democrats play by their own rules, a lawsuit was filed against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for also blocking people on Twitter.

I’m not going to take the time to dig up my old Twitter arguments on the matter, but the most common rebuttal I got was that AOC can block people because she only represents her district. So it’s (D)ifferent, because it always is, right? That seemed too convenient by half, as she’s still a government figure who makes national policy. Now, a judge apparently agrees and she’s being made to testify.

An aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday said the freshman congresswoman blocks people on Twitter if their input isn’t “constructive” — but a federal judge demanded that she come and explain that herself…

…But Brooklyn federal Judge Frederic Block wants to hear directly from the prolific tweeter herself.

“I think she has to testify,” the judge said. “Her point is that this was an A-OK thing to do … she has to explain.”

Hikind said he was blocked by Ocasio-Cortez after he tweeted at her about her controversial comments in June comparing migrant centers at the border to concentration camps.

Look, I think this is ridiculous. Anyone should be able to block who they want on Twitter. But AOC was one of the people who gloated when Trump lost the lawsuit filed against him over blocking people on Twitter, so she better be willing to play by her own rules.

The real issue here is the stupidity of our justice system in the age of Trump. Judges continually torture the law and invent reasons to rule against the President simply for partisan gain. It’s how you can a judge in California have the same ruling overturned twice, finally having to be slapped down by the Supreme Court. There’s no care for normalcy or deference among many Democrat appointed judges anymore. It’s orange man bad all the time.

I’d love to return to a time of sanity on legal matters like this but that doesn’t appear possible right now. In the meantime, the best way to cut back on the nonsense is to hold Democrats to the standards they set.

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Judge Demands AOC Testify In Court Over Her Twitter Habits

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This is one of the sillier stories of the day, but new rules and all that.

If you recall, Donald Trump was successfully sued by liberals with nothing better to do because he blocked people on Twitter. Eventually a judge decided you now have a constitutional right to not have to log out to view tweets if someone blocks you.

Not all heroes wear capes I guess.

Because the only way to fight back against this insanity is to make Democrats play by their own rules, a lawsuit was filed against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for also blocking people on Twitter.

I’m not going to take the time to dig up my old Twitter arguments on the matter, but the most common rebuttal I got was that AOC can block people because she only represents her district. So it’s (D)ifferent, because it always is, right? That seemed too convenient by half, as she’s still a government figure who makes national policy. Now, a judge apparently agrees and she’s being made to testify.

An aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday said the freshman congresswoman blocks people on Twitter if their input isn’t “constructive” — but a federal judge demanded that she come and explain that herself…

…But Brooklyn federal Judge Frederic Block wants to hear directly from the prolific tweeter herself.

“I think she has to testify,” the judge said. “Her point is that this was an A-OK thing to do … she has to explain.”

Hikind said he was blocked by Ocasio-Cortez after he tweeted at her about her controversial comments in June comparing migrant centers at the border to concentration camps.

Look, I think this is ridiculous. Anyone should be able to block who they want on Twitter. But AOC was one of the people who gloated when Trump lost the lawsuit filed against him over blocking people on Twitter, so she better be willing to play by her own rules.

The real issue here is the stupidity of our justice system in the age of Trump. Judges continually torture the law and invent reasons to rule against the President simply for partisan gain. It’s how you can a judge in California have the same ruling overturned twice, finally having to be slapped down by the Supreme Court. There’s no care for normalcy or deference among many Democrat appointed judges anymore. It’s orange man bad all the time.

I’d love to return to a time of sanity on legal matters like this but that doesn’t appear possible right now. In the meantime, the best way to cut back on the nonsense is to hold Democrats to the standards they set.

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Bad Self-Own: Beto’s New Argument for Gun Confiscation Is Exactly the Argument Against It

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It’s no secret that Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke has been desperate to raise his profile somehow and gain some traction in the 2020 race.

Toward that end, he has been on a recent tear, calling for the banning and what amounts to the confiscation of guns like the AR-15 and the AK-47 by the government. He says that it would mandatory under his administration to turn in such guns.

The media has been giving him a lot of attention for making the push, although it still hasn’t helped his poll numbers which continue to wallow in the basement.

On Thursday, he spoke and again pushed this point.

He seemed not to why this was a particularly bad take about the incident where four students were shot dead at Kent State.

The unarmed students, two of whom weren’t even participating in the protest, were infamously shot by members of the National Guard during a protest there against the Vietnam War on campus, May 4, 1970.

When you’re trying to argue why you should take guns away from the people, perhaps it’s not the best argument to talk about an incident where the government shot the people dead.

Someone want to give Robert Francis a heads-up?

What a way to do in your own argument…

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Despite Rampant Speculation of an Unsaid Quid Pro Quo, Evidence Drops That Blows Up That Narrative

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Yesterday afternoon, a major tidbit in the Trump-Ukraine story dropped. Namely, that the Ukrainian government, at the time of the phone call with President Trump, didn’t even know anything about military aid being held up. We’ll get to that in a second, but first some background.

This detail is the key factor in everything. The idea is that Ukraine knew aid was being held up and that Trump was pressuring them with the understanding that they better help him. That is the entire basis for this “scandal.” It forms the supposition that even though there was no explicit quid pro quo, that “come on, of course we know what Trump and Ukraine meant!”

In fact, that supposition formed the groundwork for a lot of “true conservatives” to rush to Twitter and suggest or support impeachment of Trump, complete with snarky tweets about how crazy it is to not see a quid pro quo in the call.

Well, this latest news blows that up to a large extent.

Why is this important? Because you can’t have an unsaid quid pro quo if the other party isn’t even aware of the quid. It’s illogical. For Ukraine to be winking and nodding about getting aid, and for Trump to be pressuring them over the aid, the cardinal bit of knowledge for everyone would have to be that the aid was temporarily held up.

This entire thing is ridiculous on its face. The idea that we’d impeach a President based on pure assumption of what a foreign country may have interpreted never made sense. Now that we find out they didn’t even know anything? What’s left? That Trump was holding his foreign phone calls on a more secure government server? Good luck with that line when the genesis for the setup was two majors leaks of calls with Mexico and Australia.

Once again, a lot of conservatives at certain outlets got way out over their skis. I get they don’t like Trump and see every “scandal” as hope they’ll get Pence and a fresh election in 2020, but how many times does this get to happen before it’s acceptable to acknowledge their game? And to be clear, I’m not talking about Ben Shapiro, quoted above, who actually took a wait and see approach on this from beginning. A lot of anti-Trump conservatives could learn from that tact. You don’t have to rush to buy every left-wing premise the moment it drops. Donald Trump is not getting impeached and he will be the nominee in 2020. Deal with it.

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