The Thursday Gravedigging Report

Yesterday was kind of funny, it felt pretty quiet, but there were a few big stories moving about under that calm surface. So let’s take a look. Here’s some of it.

As I intimated, The Heritage Foundation flatly lied to us, I thought that, but Ben Domenech documented it. left me quite angry, and I wasn’t alone. Whoops!

Hillary keeps shoveling on her do it yourself grave. Bill Clinton found the Genie’s lamp on the beach.This happened,

One of the legacy items that was most important to Clinton was his effort to negotiate a lasting peace deal in the Middle East.  Those efforts had gone unrewarded.

So he said to the genie, “I wish peace for all the people of the Middle East.”

The genie removed his turban and scratched the few wisps of hair on his head.  He then reached into his pocket and pulled out a very old and fragile map and said to Clinton, “Look here.  This is a map of the region going back three thousand years.  Notice how many enemies the Jews had.  There were the Ishmaelites, the Moabites, the Hagarites not to mention the Egyptians.  To be honest, I don’t think even the president of our union could fix this mess.  But since I was unable to grant that wish I am giving you a different wish and the map as a souvenir.”

Clinton accepted the map and thought for a moment.  He said, “Well, could you make it so that people like my wife Hillary?”

The genie paused for a moment and responded, “Let me see that map again.”

Apparently, millennials have their hearts in the right place, sadly they are largely inchoate.

Jake and the Blues Brothers Congress

To be sure, I fully understand the reluctance to do away with the legislative filibuster–and I also acknowledge the balls McConnell showed when he nuked the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees so that Neil Gorsuch could be confirmed.  The Senate is supposed to be the place where red-hot legislation from the House goes to cool off for a while, and the filibuster is one of the tools that makes such things possible.  It’s like an Electoral College for bills in the Senate, which keeps a slim majority from running roughshod over the minority.  Because of that, I don’t think that doing away with the filibuster would be a wise choice either.

But what if McConnell is just using that as another excuse?

Think about it.  The only reason this even came up is because the GOP, inexplicably, refuses to allow the Democrats to force a government shutdown.  Sure, the media would blame Republicans for it–but they blame Republicans for everything anyway, and with the White House under GOP control they could see to it that the public doesn’t even feel the effects of a shutdown.  Instead, they’re acting as if it’s the worst possible thing that could happen, even though their voters have expressed full support–and the history of past shutdowns suggests that it won’t cost the GOP votes in the 2018 midterms.

But you know what will cost them votes?  Caving in to Democrat demands.  That would only make voters throw up their hands and wonder why they bother voting Republican in the first place.

Fusion GPS: Agent of Russian Intelligence? Maybe so.

Also, more information has since come to the Committee’s attention about the company overseeing the creation of the dossier, Fusion GPS. Namely, Fusion GPS is the subject of a complaint to the Justice Department, which alleges that the company violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by working on behalf of Russian principals to undermine U.S. sanctions against Russians. That unregistered work was reportedly conducted with a former Russian intelligence operative, Mr. Rinat Akhmetshin, and appears to have been occurring simultaneous to Fusion GPS’s work overseeing the creation of the dossier. I wrote to the Justice Department about this issue on March 31, copying you, and I have attached that letter here for your reference. The Justice Department has yet to respond.

Purdue is one of those Universities, like the U of Chicago, who prides itself on free speech, as it should. One of the results is that Boilers have the freedom to make themselves look really, really stupid.

While arguing in favor of abortion at an event hosted by a campus pro-life club and the College Republicans, David Sanders, an associate professor of biology at Purdue, said images of aborted babies are child porn because they are photos of a naked, dead child, Campus Reform’s Anthony Gockowski reports.

“What would you call the public display of a butt-naked body of a child?” Sanders asked. “I would call it child pornography. Do they have their permission? Do they have the permission of the fetus? Obviously not.”

He went on to question whether his opponent, a pro-life advocate from the organization Created Equal, should be showing these images.

“Do they obtain permission of the parents to show these images of children?” he asked about Created Equal, a pro-life organization whose members sometimes publicly display images of unborn babies, both intact and alive and aborted and dead. “Naked children. Dead, naked children.”

“So it’s a child?” one audience member asks.

“So you admit it’s a child!” another says.

Emphasis mine.

Point made and taken. It’s a child, and it’s dead, and you killed it. So, seems to me you have bigger problems than being a child pornographer. But that’s me, I run on logic.


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2 Responses to The Thursday Gravedigging Report

  1. the unit says:

    I hope they’re digging deep in France come Saturday. Enter France in the “find” box in the following link. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      That would be quite the deal! But what do y7ou have against the Kiwis? 🙂


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