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I get it, but I do comment when the memes stimulate a response, and I rely on them as a sort of shorthand. They communicate ideas I find amusing or sardonically on point, and they permit me to cover more ground in the limited time I can devote to these fora . . .
I think that is the most information you have personally conveyed on any issue.
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Thank you for introducing me to "demotivational memes".
You'e welcome, but you know where to find more . . . and you're always welcome.
Meanwhile, over at DiverseCity, we usually approach issues from a decidedly conservative point of view usually with an attempt at good humour.
While all points of view are welcome, most posters there, engaged in any dialog, prefer to espouse the conservative take on matters at hand (read: the truth).
Below are two examples touching on issues that our Leftist friends would prefer to ignore - I suppose that explains why they usually flee our forum after finding their views challenged (in the nicest possible way, of course) . . .
The newest Federal Bureau of Investigation documents in the case of former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn are stunning in themselves. But the totality of Mr. Flynn’s treatment shocks the conscience.
Mr. Flynn in 2017 pleaded guilty to a single count of lying to FBI agents about conversations he had with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Thanks to new documents the feds belatedly turned over to his attorneys, we know the FBI engineered this “crime.” Handwritten notes from former FBI counterintelligence head Bill Priestap, made before the bureau’s interview of Mr. Flynn, ask the following: “What is our goal? Truth/Admission, or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”
One of the frustrations of the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative is that the evidence of law enforcement’s abuse of power keeps emerging in dribs and drabs. To grasp the outrageous conduct fully, the Flynn documents need to be added to what we already know. The overall evidence paints a scandalous picture: Having labored and abysmally failed in 2016 to build a case that Mr. Flynn was an agent of the Russians, the FBI and Justice Department changed gears—rifling through his communications, inventing a fake crime, and entrapping him on a “lying” charge.
The latest documents reveal the FBI was officially closing its Flynn case on Jan. 4, 2017. The FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team spent 2016 checking “databases” for “derogatory” information on him, running down accusations that he had ties to Russians. They struck out, and the closing document admits Mr. Flynn “was no longer a viable candidate” for investigation. Then, suddenly, also on Jan. 4, FBI agent Peter Strzok sends a text saying: “Hey, if you haven’t closed [the Flynn case], don’t do so yet.” Mr. Strzok explained: “seventh floor involved”—a reference to FBI top brass.
What changed? In late December, Mr. Flynn spoke to Mr. Kislyak. Federal law gives investigators the authority to wiretap foreigners but also requires strict privacy protections for U.S. citizens with whom they speak. The Obama administration superseded those protections and “unmasked” Mr. Flynn in the days following his discussions. They later leaked the classified contents of the call to the press.
The snooping gained them nothing substantive. Mr. Flynn’s conversations were lawful and routine. So Justice Department and FBI officials instead manufactured the absurd theory that Mr. Flynn had violated the Logan Act of 1799, which bars citizens from engaging in unauthorized negotiations in disputes between the U.S. and foreign governments. No one has ever been convicted of violating the act. This week’s handwritten notes show that among the FBI’s hopes in interviewing Mr. Flynn was to “get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act.”
The real goal was to trap him. Remember, the FBI didn’t need to ask Mr. Flynn what he’d said to the Russian ambassador; they had a recording. The only reason for an interview was to coax Mr. Flynn into saying something at odds with that transcript. They worked hard at it. Then-Director James Comey has previously bragged that the FBI went around the White House legal counsel to make sure Mr. Flynn had no lawyer present.
Joe Biden held a Virtual Women’s Town Hall on Tuesday, and the minor news was Hillary Clinton’s appearance and endorsement. The real news is what didn’t happen. This was another public forum where Mr. Biden didn’t address, and wasn’t asked about, Tara Reade’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.
This week two more women told Business Insider that Ms. Reade told them about the assault when she says then Sen. Biden pinned her against a wall, put his hands under her skirt and digitally penetrated her. Lynda LaCasse, a next-door neighbor and Biden supporter, says Ms. Reade talked about the assault in 1995 or 1996. Lorraine Sanchez, a co-worker from Ms. Reade’s time as a staffer for a California state Senator, says Ms. Reade told her she’d been sexually harassed by her former boss.
There’s also a video of a 1993 phone call to CNN’s “Larry King Live,” which appears to be from Ms. Reade’s mother, asking for advice for her daughter who had “problems” with a “prominent Senator” but didn’t want to go to the press. This evidence joins Ms. Reade’s brother and two anonymous friends who reinforced her story and were cited previously by the New York Times.
None of these proves Ms. Reade’s accusations, but the accounts do make them harder to ignore. And it highlights the troubling double standard between how sexual assault charges against Brett Kavanaugh were treated and how the same people are now treating assault accusations against Mr. Biden.
When Christine Blasey Ford accused Mr. Kavanaugh of sexual assault, he sat for an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and categorically denied every charge. He endured an FBI investigation and was grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
And Joe Biden? In the thick of the Kavanaugh nomination he said that, when a women alleges sexual assault, the “presumption” should be that she is telling the truth. Mr. Biden hasn’t personally responded to Ms. Reade’s accusation. He’s left the denial to his campaign staff.
Mr. Biden gets away with this because the press lets him. Everybody knows that if Mr. Biden were a Republican every GOP Senator would be asked if he believed the accuser, but that when the accused is a Democrat best not to ask the tough questions. It’s not as if Mr. Biden is inaccessible. The NewsBusters blog reports that since Ms. Reade made her accusations, the former Vice President has been on ABC, NBC, CNN and MSNBC for interviews. Not one of the 77 questions were about Ms. Reade’s charges.
It would also be instructive to ask Democratic women about Ms. Reade, especially those who were most adamant about believing the uncorroborated charges against Mr. Kavanaugh. Of Ms. Blasey Ford’s credibility, Sen. Amy Klobuchar said in the Judiciary Committee that “the fact that she had mentioned this before means a lot.” As for Ms. Reade’s charges, the Senator has picked up a talking point from the Biden campaign: that the New York Times conducted a “thorough investigation” and that’s good enough for her.
And memes, always memes . . .
Cartoons too? Wow, what a delightful forum DiverseCity must be . . . try it, you'll like it . . . or not . . .