STORIES THAT MADE ME SHAKE MY HEAD
The NYT has this story today:
A year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime Los Angeles, like other cities across the nation, is facing a rise in gun violence. And the police budget is growing.
Now who is surprised that less police means more crime and that those cities who cut them would be forced to add them back? It’s an example of liberal experimental policy gone wild.
I watched some of the Sunday shows and reporting on this. You know what their focus was? Guns. it was all about the guns, even in Minnesota where they truly lessened police funding, presence and actions. The increased crime was blamed on guns. They never mentioned the “reform” they put in place.
Here’s one more question for them.
Since you’re focused on the gun, how many of those crimes were done with a legal gun? Who do you think can best take illegal guns off the street? It’s certainly not your laws.
One of those cities was Rochester, NY. Well here’s a story from there you may not have heard.
The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty to criminal drug and weapons charges, following a seven-month investigation that authorities said involved wiretaps and a search of the home he shares with the mayor.
Timothy Granison appeared in Rochester City Court via video from the Monroe County jail, where he spent the night after investigators seized what State Police Maj. Barry Chase described as “a large quantity” of cocaine from his car. Two guns were seized from the couple’s house.
Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley said Mr. Granison, 42, is among seven people charged so far with being part of “a midlevel drug organization that was infecting the city of Rochester. Mayor Warren was not charged.
D.A. Doorley refused to answer questions about whether investigators believe the mayor, a Democrat, knew about or was involved in drug dealing. The arrest comes just a month before Ms. Warren faces off with City Council member Malik Evans in a primary. Ms. Warren characterized the arrest as politically motivated. She said she signed a separation agreement with Mr. Granison years ago but the two were co- parenting their daughter. “There’s nothing implicating me in these charges today because I’ve done nothing wrong,” she said. Ms. Doorley denied that politics played a role in Mr. Granison’s arrest.
Okay, so she says they are separted, but living in the same house? And the drugs and guns belong to who?
Wait, now they got what?
The prison workers who were tasked with guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he committed suicide admitted to falsifying records. They lied about checking on him. One actually slept.
However, they will avoid jail because of the deal they struck with federal prosecutors. It was announced that Tova Noel and Michael Thomas struck a deferred prosecution agreement with prosecutors after being charged with lying on prison records.
Do they get to keep their jobs too? It wasn’t reported. What do you have to do these days to pay a price?
Oh yea, this is going right.
We know Iran supplied Hamas (since Hamas publicly thanked them last week) for the missiles and weapons in their battle with Isreal. The U.S. response? Silence.
Yesterday Iran’s parliament speaker said that international inspectors may no longer access surveillance images of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites. What this does is escalate tensions as diplomatic efforts continue in Vienna on Iran’s atomic accord with world powers.The comments also add pressure to the Biden’s administration effort to reach terms with Iran on the 2015 nuclear deal.
Here’s a question.
Have you already heard more from and about Iran in the new administration’s first 120 days than the four years prior? Why is that?
Who knows truth, sir?
So, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that his department is working to create tools to help America’s children figure out when they’re being fed dangerous “disinformation. ” A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson declined to divulge details, suggesting more would be known “in the coming weeks.”
How’s that now? Who is going to decide what is truth? Is it the same people who told us there was Russian collusion? If the Trump administration were doing this would it be big news? How come you didn’t know this?
Speaking of Trump. This from the Washington Times this AM:
Georgia state investigators have long been working, under the radar, at going through scores of voter fraud claims from the Nov. 3 election, and to date have found nothing to change the state’s final 11,779 vote victory by President Biden, officials tell The Washington Times. The examination is focused on Fulton County, Georgia’s largest, where Mr. Biden rang up a big margin, 72% to 26%, and where Donald Trump supporters claimed the most ballot irregularities. After six months, a state official told The Times, “We found nothing that would lead us to believe the outcome wasn’t what it was reported as.”
Kind of reminds me of the released conversation with the former President where the Secretary of State said they investigated and did not find the dead people voting as he claimed. Remember they asked him to give them proof and they will investigate? Of course he never did.
That is the reason the Republican Party must move on from the former President. His polices, yes, his demeanor and ego, no.
THE GIANT DIVIDE ILLUSTRATED AGAIN:
A Gallup poll reveals that President Biden has a 54% job approval rating at the moment.
Here’s the partisan breakdown: 8% of Republicans give Mr. Biden the thumbs up, as do 54% of independents and 92% of Democrats.
Congress, meanwhile, has a 31% job approval rating; 8% of Republicans, 28% of independents and 54% of Democrats agree.
WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE?
Where’s the outrage, coverage and all those stories about how people have to decide between gasoline to go to work or medicine as the price rises above $3.00 a gallon?
The price at the pump is $1.05 higher than it was a year ago. Why is the media so silent on this?
By the way, the highest average price in the nation right now is $4.23 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. Remember the stories about the administration wanted the U.S. to be more like California? Well, the lowest average is $2.53 in Houston. Let’s be more like Texas.
WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?
On May 24th 1844, America’s first telegraph line, between Baltimore and Washington, became operational when Samuel Finley Breese Morse, a portrait painter and co-inventor of the telegraph, transmitted this message to the floor of the U.S. Senate at 8:45 a.m.: “What hath God wrought.”
Today we communicate instantaneously across the world and often find ourselves saying “what the…”