Friday, July 22, 2016
Boring: Turkey this, Erdogan that. Purged 50,000, plans to kill rather than feed political prisoners, then deprive them of proper funerals. Nato ally, down the toilet.
Details, Details: The current Trump tax plan would cost the taxpayers about $10 trillion while giving him a bit over $7 billion in benefits.
Alahu Akbar: In Chicago, 7 dead 53 wounded at a house party is not terrorism unless someone praises God. It's not even worth national mention. It's just Chicago.
Tiny Coffins: TX Gov. Abbot has quietly proposed an executive regulation (no legislative action involved) requiring that aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated. Guess who will have to bear the cost....
Don't Try This At Home: A massive effort is underway to relocate 500 elephants to new homes, safe from possible extinction.
Nutshelled: “The real objective of free trade [is] to lower wages and crush organized labor in order to boost profits.” Any questions?
Time Out: The US is said to be considering a 'pause' is suppling arms and equipment to the Nureddin al-Zenki rebels in Syria following their beheading of a 12-year old boy accused of being a member of the Al-Quds Brigade, another rebel group competing for the spoils of war dished out by the Americans.
Compassion: In Houston, TX, a bipolar rape victim who broke down on the witness stand in has been put in jail by the prosecutor to make sure she shows up to testify against her rapist.
Details: The Miami cop who shot an unarmed black hospital worker as he lay on his back with his hands in the air says he shot the man because... well, “I don't know.” Just seemed like the thing to do. His union rep says the officer had to shoot the man in order to protect him, like that village in Vietnam.
Lost And Found: during the 20th Century, Greeenland lost about 90 billion tons of ice a year. Between 2011 and 2014 it lost a trillion tons, three times the previous rate. The South may not rise again, but the oceans certainly are going to.
Noted: Reports claim that 100 Indian tanks have been deployed along the Chinese border in easter Ladakh province.
Promises, Promises: The very basic promise at the base of NATO is that an attack on one will be treated as an attack on all and every member will come to the defense of any member that is attacked. There is not a footnote, Mr. Trump, that lets the US or any other member change this basic commitment. Either the US keeps it treaty agreements or it becomes an untrustworthy rouge state.
The Enforcer: Donald 'Little Donnie' Trump, Jr. told those RNC members who did not make the Hegira to Cleveland to kiss his father's ass that “your careers are finished.”
A Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:33 AM