9:30 A.M. Rex Murphy : Trudeau’s ‘awakening’ on groping allegations is (ahem) a bit of a reach | National Post

Rex pontificates once again ! … His usual oratory flare …

Is the idea that ‘ not just one side of a story matters ‘ really a ‘ long-awaited realization ‘ ? …

Part of an ‘ awakening ‘of ‘ society ‘ no less ? …

On what continent of which planet outside this solar system is he talking about ? The realization that ‘ not just one side of a story matters ‘ is as old as time , embedded in the idea of the criminal law , and familiar as well to anyone who’s sorted out a spat on the school playground … That ‘ there are two sides to every story ‘ is not a revelation … It is a truism , wisdom petrified into a venerable proverb … It can only appear as an ‘ awakening ‘ to someone who has slumbered far longer and far deeper than he should … 

Is he seriously offering as a fresh insight that ‘ often a man experiences an interaction as being benign or not inappropriate and a woman … can experience it differently … ?  And that we have to ‘ reflect on that ? ‘…

Oprah and Dr. Phil have been mining that soggy non-thought for decades.

Source: Rex Murphy: Trudeau’s ‘awakening’ on groping allegations is (ahem) a bit of a reach | National Post

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9:43 A.M. Ketchup and toilet paper ?!!!…

Ottawa released its finalized list of targeted products Friday … And the impact will not be negligible …

In 2017 , Canada imported nearly $4 billion worth of those goods from Pennsylvania , Ohio, Michigan , Wisconsin and Illinois alone … Ohio , the bellwether state that almost always determines who wins the presidency , is likely to be the hardest hit … It exported about $1.3 billion worth of goods to Canada last year … The state is the leading exporter of a wide variety of goods to Canada that will likely face tariffs …

Based on 2017 figures , the list includes : washing machines ( $131 million ) toilet paper ( $91 million ) organic face wash ( $100 million ) lawn mowers ( $83 million ) candles ( $40 million ) room deodorizers ( $27.5 million ) and glue ( $23 million )…

OK now … I can see the American manufacturing sector outdoin’ us on the lawn mowers and washing machines … Bigger workforce , geared toward greater supply … But , really … TOILET PAPER ?!!! … With all the goddamn trees in our neck of the woods ?!!! ( Pardon the pun ! ) … And CANDLES ?!!! … We can’t scoop up 10,00 people currently on welfare and teach ’em how to produce CANDLES ?!!! …

Ohio , as you know , is disproportionately hit … ‘ We’re hit harder than any other state by the Canadian retaliatory tariffs ‘ Sen. Rob Portman , a Republican , recently told the Senate finance committee… But there is plenty of other pain to go around … Of the listed items , Canada imported almost $158 million in Florida orange juice in 2017 …

OK … Not too many orange groves in Canada … )

Almost $200 million in coffee from Washington state …

I thought South America had that market by the balls !!! …

About $176 million worth of toilet paper from Wisconsin and Ohio combined …

Again … WHY ?!!! …

And what the Hell is so damn special about the bullshit Heinz ketchup ?!!! … I don’t understand why anyone would want to overpower and RUIN the taste of good food with that horrible slop !!! … Plus tens of thousands of Canadians lost their jobs when Kraft Heinz pulled out of Leamington with the ‘ free trade ‘ agreement’s arrival …

Compared to its original tariff list released May 31 , Ottawa removed only a handful of items … Beer kegs , prepared mustard and thermostats were among those struck from Friday’s final list …

Well at least someone had the mental fortitude to not fuck with our BEER KEGS !!! … That’s the quickest route out of office if ya get us barflies in a huff and we decide to go out and vote on election day !!! …

Source: From ketchup to toilet paper: Canada launching retaliatory tariffs | CTV Windsor News

7:56 P.M. Documenting The Death Of America …

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of next month, preparing the way for the most significant change in the court’s makeup in half a century …

The vacancy will allow President Donald Trump to make the U.S. Supreme court a solidly conservative body for years, if not generations, to come — a towering legacy of his time in office.Kennedy’s departure on July 31, which had been rumored for the last year, could also put in doubt the future of a nationwide right of access to abortion …

“Justice Kennedy was the most important member of the court in a century, maybe ever,” said Tom Goldstein, a Washington lawyer who argues frequently before the court and publishes the SCOTUSblog web site.Kennedy turns 82 in July and is the court’s second-oldest justice.

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Source: The Vulgar Curmudgeon | Documenting The Death Of America

4:48 P.M. Conrad Black : Trump is grating , but he’s a true leader …

Of the leaders of the world’s important countries , only Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron in the West , and Shinzo Abe in Japan ( in lockstep with the U.S. out of fear of North Korea , as America’s allies customarily are when they are frightened by anything ) are rather purposeful.

Germany and Britain are dithering and there is some danger of the disintegration of the governing coalitions ; Italy is politically in shambles even by its unusual standards , and the electoral jury has begun its deliberations about Justin Trudeau. Trump will get no credit from his ‘ allies ‘ and other foreigners for doing it , but he has saved us from the self-impoverishing insanity of the Paris Climate accord chimera , and an unholy coalition of old-time Greenpeace-type conservationists with Marxist wolves in sheep’s clothing like Naomi Klein …

He has bullied and enticed the North Korean leader (Kim Jong Un) into contemplating whether he wants respectability , prosperity and security , or the U.S. Navy to smash his military sites , including everything relevant to his nuclear military program. Despite the cavils of the Trumpophobes , including formerly serious political publications like the now unrelievedly slipshod Economist of London , and despite his liberties with the truth , President Trump has amassed the most faithful record of modern American presidents in doing what he promised to do.

His record is impressive , even if his public utterances sometimes are not :

Tax cuts , deregulation , surging economic growth , reducing oil imports , and a foreign policy that is assertive but not reckless. Apart from my friend Adrienne Batra , editor of the Toronto Sun , and some of my readers , I appear to be practically the only person in Canada who recognizes that …

I don’t agree with everything Conrad Black utters , but he quite often hits numerous point head on in his articles and I certainly appreciate his writing style. Click on the link below for the entire interesting and enlightening read …

Source: Conrad Black: Trump is grating, but he’s a true leader — and America needs him | National Post

3:01 P.M. Trump pushes back against border separation uproar …

Trump’s suggestion that the stories were erroneous was likely fueled by revelations Friday about one of the defining images to this point in the crisis , a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was stopped by a Border Patrol agent. But the girl in the photograph , who ended up on the cover of Time Magazine this week , was not separated from her mother but detained with her, the child’s father told the Daily Mail …

Time Magazine said it stood by the image because it captures ‘ the stakes of this moment ‘… Trump has long chafed at the media’s treatment , his fury only growing in the past week when he felt that he did not receive proper credit for his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some conservatives seized hold of the photo faux pas to attack the media , and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted , ‘ It’s shameful that dems and the media exploited this photo of a little girl to push their agenda ‘…

Other Trump allies have gone even further. Ann Coulter , a conservative pundit , said Sunday in an interview on Fox News that kids at the border were ‘ actor children ‘ who were “given scripts to read by liberals ‘… Coulter then turned to the camera and said to Trump ‘ Don’t fall for it ‘…

A number of Democrats aggressively pushed back against Trump’s claims …

Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont said Friday that Trump’s assertion was ‘ bizarre ‘ and that the border patrol processing centre he visited in Texas in recent days was ‘ nothing short of a prison ‘… As part of his defence for his zero tolerance border crossing policy , Trump has frequently pointed to , and exaggerated , the threat posed by members of the violent gang MS-13 who have entered the United States. In what was likely not a coincidence , the Justice Department on Friday unsealed an indictment charging 11 suspected MS-13 gang members in connection with the killings of two teens in Virginia. All the suspects were from El Salvador …

MORBNOTE ; After this article was released Trump signed documents ending the separation of children from their parents … Which of course has left the Dems and their Leftard Media people scampering to find a new attack position to flog do death !!! …

Source: Trump pushes back against border separation uproar | CTV News

7:28 P.M.Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s just another money grubbing Liberal politician …

1) Records show that before the 2015 election Morneau held nearly 2.07 million common shares in Morneau Shepell through the Alberta numbered company, 1193536 Alberta Ltd. There is no public data about his current holdings in the company. At their current value of just over $20 per share, those holdings would be worth more than $40 million.READ MORE: NDP, Conservatives call for probes into Bill Morneau’s assets

2) Morneau Shepell shares currently pay monthly dividends of 6.5 cents per share. Therefore those holdings would pay him dividends of about $135,000 per month.

3) In his public filings with the ethics commissioner, Morneau has included the Morneau McCain Family Trust as an asset. He is married to Nancy McCain of the wealthy family behind the massive french-fry maker McCain Foods Ltd. He has also disclosed that he is a potential beneficiary of the Nancy McCain 2013 Family Trust. In addition, McCain herself is the sole owner of an investment holding company.

Source: 5 things to know about Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s wealth – National | Globalnews.ca

7:18 P.M. …Trump and the Baby Snatchers !!! … OH MY GOD !!! … How inhuman !!! …

 

 

 

 

 

‘ The guy lost his shit ’ the agent said. ‘ They had to use physical force to take the child out of his hands ’…

The Post continued : “Muñoz was placed in a chain-link detention cell, but he began punching the metal and shaking it violently, agents said.”At another point in the account, The Post reported:“ ‘He yelled and kicked at the windows on the ride to the jail,’ an agent said. Shackled and handcuffed, Muñoz attempted to escape again upon arrival and once more had to be restrained. According to the sheriff’s department report, Muñoz was booked into the jail at 9:40 p.m. He remained combative and was placed in a padded isolation cell, it says.”Muñoz would take his own life.

A guard saw “ ‘a piece of clothing twisted around his neck which was tied to the drainage location in the center of the cell,’ according to the incident report filed by the sheriff’s department that morning.”I can’t begin to imagine the incredible pain and anxiety parents like Muñoz and their children must feel. I can’t imagine being forcibly separated from my children for any reason.

And yet, this has become Trump’s policy of persecution. Attorney General Jeff Sessions even had the gall to invoke one of the same Bible verses used to justify slavery to justify the current policy.Trump keeps lying about it, trying to distort reality and claim that the separations are a result of a “law” made by the Democrats.

As The Times reported on Saturday : “Mr. Trump has steadfastly tried to deflect blame for the separation of children from their parents, consistently dissembling about why it is occurring. His comments are the latest example of his asking the public to discount what it sees with its own eyes and instead believe his own self-serving version of reality. They also reflect how politically poisonous the issue has become, as photographs and news articles circulate about the effects of the practice.”

As The Times explained: “In fact, there is no law that requires families to be separated at the border. There is a law against ‘improper entry’ at the border, as well as a consent decree known as the Flores settlement that limits to 20 days the amount of time that migrant children may be held in immigration detention, which a federal judge ruled in 2016 also applies to families. A 2008 antitrafficking statute — signed into law by a Republican president, George W. Bush — also requires that certain unaccompanied alien minors be transferred out of immigration detention in 72 hours. None of those laws or precedents mean that children must be taken away from their parents.

‘ It is the Trump administration’s decision this year to prosecute all unlawful immigrants as criminals that has forced the breakup of families; the children are removed when the parents are taken into federal custody. While previous administrations have made exceptions to such prosecutions for adults traveling with their minor children, the Trump administration has said it will not do so.”

MORBNOTE ; … I love the blatant , oblivious to , self-contradiction of this asshole … ‘ ‘ prosecute UNLAWFUL immigrants as CRIMINALS ‘ … 

Well … Isn’t that the very definition of a ‘ criminal ‘ ?… Someone who breaks the law !!! …

As it is here in Canada … The USA can’t keep electing politicians who  continually avoid the problem and flush money down the toilet , while crying about the ‘welfare of the children ‘ !!! … This should make these Mexicans think twice before BREAKING THE LAW !!! … The PARENTS are to blame … They are the CRIMINALS responsible for the situation !!! … Not Trump … He’s just finally attempting to do something about it …

And what exactly is Mexico doing about it ?!!! … Aside from turning a blind eye …