WHAT A DUMPSTER FIRE OF A WEEK LAST WEEK Just as we get a handle on the steroid driven Trump loving nutbar who sent bombs to liberals we have a Trump hating white supremacist murdering people while they just tried to worship their faith. And no one wasted any time taking to social media to declare all of the fault of Donald Trump or that is was a "false flag" operation designed to make the President look bad. Frankly it's disgusting. We can't even let the dead be buried before we rush to score cheap political points (hey it's the MID TERMS!) and today I'll make the argument that Trump isn't the cause of this, he is a symptom.
PART OF THE PROBLEM IS WE DON'T TRUST EACH OTHER And that could kill us according to this article. Higher levels of trust have been linked to longer life spans and unfortunately, Americans trust each other less and less. If you don't trust someone you can't possible have an open and honest relationship with them and therefore it is easy to demonize them and then we end up exactly where we are.
ANOTHER PART OF THE PROBLEM IS ONE SIDE DOESN'T EVEN TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE OTHER And as much as my liberal friends want to believe it is conservatives who don't understand liberals, science shows something quite different. This article is going to have a lot of you nodding your heads in agreement especially the part about trying to disagree with your liberal friends and what happens.
JARED POLIS WAS FOR A CARBON TAX BEFORE HE WAS AGAINST IT When you spend your entire campaign running on a platform of free stuff and renewable energy while carefully not mentioning how much it will cost like Polis has it's easy to understand why he forgot about a tax idea he likes. After admitting during a 9News debate that he's open to a carbon tax he later called the suggestion "fake news". Weird, huh?
JEWS MUST DEFEND THEMSELVES As we all must do, but this columnist hearkens back to a time when Jews were murdered en masse after willingly getting on trains to death camps.
MEXICO DESERVES CREDIT FOR WHAT IT'S DOING TO STOP THE CARAVAN And the members of the caravan have made it clear they are intent on breaking into the US anyway. Mexico offered a really sweet deal of status, jobs and housing to the migrant caravan. Fourteen hundred marchers took them up on it, but the rest of them said no because they want to come to the US. This is going to be ugly on the southern border, but at least Mexico is trying to help this time.
THE CARAVAN ISN'T ALL SUNSHINE AND ROSES And Judicial Watch sent some people down the Mexico-Honduras border to check it all out. You really should read this. Especially the part about children who were rescued from human traffickers in the caravan. That part is sort of important.
I WAS WRONG ABOUT MARGARET HOOVER ON FIRING LINE And I should have kept my mouth shut after her interview the Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez until I saw more of her work. During my two day tv watching sick day binge, I watched several episodes of Firing Line and she does an excellent job. I hope her cousin is listening today and can tell her I'm sorry for busting her chops. You really should take 26+ minutes and watch this interview with the Exec VP of the Federalist Society Leonard Leo on Supreme Court judicial appointments. It's that good.
SPEAKING OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES, JONAH GOLDBERG SAYS DON'T GET SUCKED IN In a column that I wish I was eloquent enough to write. Jonah is one of those voices on the Right I wish more MAGA people read thoughtfully. I know, I know, he's not a Trump fan. But he does a wonderful job as a voice of reason when passions run high.
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT SEASON OF THIS SHOW! Here's hoping they don't suffer a Sophomore slump.
WE ALL NEED SLEEP, WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT Have you ever met someone who says, "I only need four or five hours of sleep"? I have. The trouble is it's a big fat lie and now there's a study to show that. We ALL need seven to eight hours of sleep a night. ALL OF US.
TAKE TEN PAINTINGS AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING In Canada doctors are prescribing visits to art museums for what ails you. What? This pilot program is just getting started. From the article:
The benefits are similar to those patients can get from physical activity, prompting the secretion of a similar level of feel-good hormones, and can help with everything from chronic pain to depression, stress and anxiety.
The pilot program will allow organizers to gather data and analyze results, allowing for the development of protocol for identifying patients.
Mmmkay. We'll see what happens next.
SHARIAH BEATS FREE SPEECH IN EUROPE And this is horrifying to me. You're now not allowed to tell the truth about the Prophet Muhammed in Europe. Why? A woman held some classes about the basics of Islam. In the course, she told of Mohammed's marriage to Aisha at the age of 6. She told how he waited until she was nine to consummate the marriage (how lovely of him) and was prosecuted for implying Mohammed was a pedophile. (if the shoe fits) She lost and appealed and now the High Court in Europe says not making Muslims upset so they kill people is more important than free speech. The court said this:
On today’s ruling, the ECHR said it “found in particular that the domestic courts comprehensively assessed the wider context of the applicant’s statements and carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria.”
The court held “that by considering the impugned statements as going beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate and classifying them as an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam, which could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace, the domestic courts put forward relevant and sufficient reasons.”
THE MANY TIERS OF HALLOWEEN CANDY This is brilliant. I wish I had thought of it first. This author has three levels of candy and a very simple way to give it out.
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