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    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    oh sure start referring back to the site that has proven to be biased against conservatives ... and the founder like to play with men's balls n bats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    oh sure start referring back to the site that has proven to be biased against conservatives ... and the founder like to play with men's balls n bats.

    Would you like a tissue

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    The White House on Tuesday formally declared its support for a House bill that would grant statehood to Washington, D.C., saying it would provide the residents of the District with "long overdue full representation in Congress."

    "Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as the 51st state will make our Union stronger and more just," the Office of Management and Budget said in a statement of administration policy. "Washington, D.C. has a robust economy, a rich culture, and a diverse population of Americans from all walks of life who are entitled to full and equal participation in our democracy."

    The statement further called for Congress "to provide for a swift and orderly transition to statehood for the people of Washington, D.C."

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki previously said President Biden is in favor of giving statehood to D.C. The District is home to roughly 700,000 full-time residents, which is more than Wyoming or Vermont.

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    she has been like this since she first took her oath of office!

    She is just a rabble rouser ! I guess you could say she was the 1st Generation of the 'squad' we have now in Congress! I feel she is no smarter than @AOC!
    Well at least AOC had a job as a barmaid. Maxine was a welfare queen.

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    Report: Some House Democrats Are Furious with Maxine Waters, May Vote to Censure Her

    As House Republicans demand Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California be censured for comments that drew a rebuke from the judge overseeing the Derek Chauvin trial, Fox News reported some Democrats might join in.
    During a Saturday appearance in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center to show support for protesters, Waters referenced the trial of Chauvin, who is facing murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of George Floyd last year while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
    “We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away … we’ve got to get more confrontational.”

    Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill rejected a defense motion to declare a mistrial due to the comments, according to KSTP-TV, but vented his exasperation in court on Monday.
    “This goes back to what I’ve been saying from the beginning. I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function,” he said, noting the comment could be fodder for a defense appeal to throw out whatever verdict is rendered in the case.

    Cahill’s disgust is shared by several House Democrats, according to Fox News. Although no Democrats have broken ranks to publicly condemn the comments and side with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s call for Waters to be formally censured, Fox reported “rank-and-file Democrats found what Waters said revolting,” and “some Democrats are not pleased” after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Waters.
    Whether Democrats join in may depend upon the tone of the censure motion McCarthy is expected to introduce this week. Fox suggested the more political in tone the motion is, the less likely Democrats will be to break ranks and support it.

    However, Democrats might back what Fox said one lawmaker called a “reasonably worded” censure resolution.
    “[V]oting to punish Waters may well be good politics for some battleground district Democrats,” Fox noted, adding some Democrats “are concerned about the optics of potential violence being linked back to her and Democrats generally.”

    “One knowledgeable Democrat” told Fox “some Democratic members are so angry at Waters now that they would relish the opportunity to censure her.”
    Democrats have such a narrow edge in the House that losing even a few members, coupled with all Republicans supporting censure, could lead to the motion passing.
    Republican Rep. Lisa McClain of Michigan said Monday that if Waters was a Republican, Democrats would demand punishment.
    Once again, this weekend we saw a member of the majority openly call for more confrontation in a Minneapolis suburb. That very night, there was a drive-by shooting in that community where police and national guardsmen were targeted. If this were reversed, if this was said by a Republican, you know that the majority in this chamber would move to strip that representative of their committees and possibly to expel them from Congress,” she said, according to The Hill.
    “The words ‘get more confrontational’ — what do those words mean? Are those not the words of someone — that someone would use if they wanted to incite more violence or insurrection?” McClain said, according to The Detroit News.

    “If the majority cares about this institution, if the majority cares about our nation, they need to get their own house in order and tamp down on the vile rhetoric.”
    In response to McClain’s comments, Pelosi sniped, “That woman on the floor should be apologizing for what she said.”

    “She was attributing some murder — some incident that happened after that to Maxine’s statement,” Pelosi added.
    “No, Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the Civil Rights movement. I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family: They’ve handled this with great dignity. … No, I don’t think she should apologize.”
    McCarthy on Monday said Waters went too far with her “dangerous comments.”
    “We’ve heard this type of violent rhetoric from Waters before, and the United States Congress must clearly and without reservation reprimand this behavior before more people get hurt,” he said, according to CNN.

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    Matthew McConaughey leads Greg Abbott in Texas governor's race poll

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    Biden Admin Accused of 'Disrespecting the United States' for Reportedly Planning to Sell Piece of 9/11 History to Indonesia

    A Coast Guard cutter that was a lifeline for New Yorkers as clouds of ash and death shrouded Lower Manhattan in fear and panic of 9/11 is set to be sold off by the Biden administration, according to the New York Post.
    The cutter Adak will be sold to Indonesia, the Post reported on Tuesday.
    “When hundreds of thousands of people needed to be evacuated from Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, the US Coast Guard cutter Adak was ready in New York Harbor, in charge of what would become the largest maritime rescue in world history,” the report said.

    Advocates who have tried to keep this piece of America’s darkest day to serve as a museum of the heroism that was a light in the darkness of that day are irate about the move.
    “You’re not only disrespecting New Yorkers and those that were affected directly by the terrorist attacks, you’re disrespecting the United States,” John Feal of the FealGood Foundation, an organization that supports 9/11 survivors, told the Post.

    “Shame on them, shame on them for being so callous and showing a lack of humanity and showing a lack of empathy,” he said.
    The USCGC Adak Historical Society has been begging the Coast Guard to give it the cutter so that it could be docked in Tampa, Florida, as a museum, memorial and education center for disadvantaged youth, the report said.

    “This cutter doesn’t have to go to Indonesia, there’s plenty of other 110-foot cutters that could go to Indonesia,” said society founder James Judge, who served aboard the Adak for 13 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    Judge said Indonesia is a place no relic of 9/11 should ever go.
    “I also think it’s remarkable the Coast Guard is considering giving it to Indonesia given the fact Indonesia is plagued by radical Islam, they have a history of human rights abuses and they are notoriously known as the world’s second-largest marine environment polluter,” he said. “The Coast Guard is charged with marine environment protection.”

    But the bureaucratic process so far has been immune to those who want the cutter kept in the United States. The Coast Guard has moved forward with plans to sell the cutter to Indonesia through the Foreign Assistance Act, the Post reported, and on April 2, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency formally notified Congress of the deal.
    “They’re going with the FAA because it’s the path of least resistance … it’s very convenient to them. That’s the bottom line, this is about money and convenience,” Judge said.

    He said the Coast Guard rejected every effort to keep the cutter in America.
    “We tried to eliminate every single barrier to the military, in fact the military and the Coast Guard will have to demilitarize the boat in order to sell it to Indonesia, there’ll be a cost associated with that. They wouldn’t even have to strip it if we were to get it,” Judge said.

    Although the group had been trying to work the congressional angle to have legislation passed that would give the cutter to the group, that’s not likely now that the official process to sell the vessel is approaching its early May deadline.
    To Judge, the Adak is not just another cutter, but “a symbol of American strength and perseverance.”
    “The Coast Guard cutter Adak is a historic ship and worthy of coming home,” he said.
    The group has a Change.org petition trying to block the sale.

    When asked about the sale, the Coast Guard replied with a statement to the Post.
    “The forthcoming transfer is the culmination of a year-long planning process, and is scheduled to occur after the cutter’s decommissioning in June 2021,” it said.

    “The Coast Guard worked closely with the Departments of State, the Department of Defense, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, using procedures established by the Navy’s International Program Office, throughout the rigorous selection and decision process to prepare for the transfer of Coast Guard Cutters ADAK and AQUIDNECK to the Government of Indonesia,” the Coast Guard said.
    “This process directly supports international partners and allies to achieve U.S. national security interests. Working closely with the Indonesian Navy, inspections and preparations for the transfer began in earnest in February 2021,” it said.

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/20/critic...-to-indonesia/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    Biden Admin Accused of 'Disrespecting the United States' for Reportedly Planning to Sell Piece of 9/11 History to Indonesia

    A Coast Guard cutter that was a lifeline for New Yorkers as clouds of ash and death shrouded Lower Manhattan in fear and panic of 9/11 is set to be sold off by the Biden administration, according to the New York Post.
    The cutter Adak will be sold to Indonesia, the Post reported on Tuesday.
    “When hundreds of thousands of people needed to be evacuated from Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, the US Coast Guard cutter Adak was ready in New York Harbor, in charge of what would become the largest maritime rescue in world history,” the report said.

    Advocates who have tried to keep this piece of America’s darkest day to serve as a museum of the heroism that was a light in the darkness of that day are irate about the move.
    “You’re not only disrespecting New Yorkers and those that were affected directly by the terrorist attacks, you’re disrespecting the United States,” John Feal of the FealGood Foundation, an organization that supports 9/11 survivors, told the Post.

    “Shame on them, shame on them for being so callous and showing a lack of humanity and showing a lack of empathy,” he said.
    The USCGC Adak Historical Society has been begging the Coast Guard to give it the cutter so that it could be docked in Tampa, Florida, as a museum, memorial and education center for disadvantaged youth, the report said.

    “This cutter doesn’t have to go to Indonesia, there’s plenty of other 110-foot cutters that could go to Indonesia,” said society founder James Judge, who served aboard the Adak for 13 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    Judge said Indonesia is a place no relic of 9/11 should ever go.
    “I also think it’s remarkable the Coast Guard is considering giving it to Indonesia given the fact Indonesia is plagued by radical Islam, they have a history of human rights abuses and they are notoriously known as the world’s second-largest marine environment polluter,” he said. “The Coast Guard is charged with marine environment protection.”

    But the bureaucratic process so far has been immune to those who want the cutter kept in the United States. The Coast Guard has moved forward with plans to sell the cutter to Indonesia through the Foreign Assistance Act, the Post reported, and on April 2, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency formally notified Congress of the deal.
    “They’re going with the FAA because it’s the path of least resistance … it’s very convenient to them. That’s the bottom line, this is about money and convenience,” Judge said.

    He said the Coast Guard rejected every effort to keep the cutter in America.
    “We tried to eliminate every single barrier to the military, in fact the military and the Coast Guard will have to demilitarize the boat in order to sell it to Indonesia, there’ll be a cost associated with that. They wouldn’t even have to strip it if we were to get it,” Judge said.

    Although the group had been trying to work the congressional angle to have legislation passed that would give the cutter to the group, that’s not likely now that the official process to sell the vessel is approaching its early May deadline.
    To Judge, the Adak is not just another cutter, but “a symbol of American strength and perseverance.”
    “The Coast Guard cutter Adak is a historic ship and worthy of coming home,” he said.
    The group has a Change.org petition trying to block the sale.

    When asked about the sale, the Coast Guard replied with a statement to the Post.
    “The forthcoming transfer is the culmination of a year-long planning process, and is scheduled to occur after the cutter’s decommissioning in June 2021,” it said.

    “The Coast Guard worked closely with the Departments of State, the Department of Defense, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, using procedures established by the Navy’s International Program Office, throughout the rigorous selection and decision process to prepare for the transfer of Coast Guard Cutters ADAK and AQUIDNECK to the Government of Indonesia,” the Coast Guard said.
    “This process directly supports international partners and allies to achieve U.S. national security interests. Working closely with the Indonesian Navy, inspections and preparations for the transfer began in earnest in February 2021,” it said.

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/20/critic...-to-indonesia/
    Apparently you don't read
    Mr T arrange it Last year
    Try again

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    Re: The Shining City Upon a Hill

    Quote Originally Posted by bsm2 View Post
    Apparently you don't read
    Mr T arrange it Last year
    Try again
    Caught you in a lie again. did read the article. The is no mention of either Mr T or President Trump anywhere in the article. But it did start out with "The Biden administration is planning to give a historic Coast Guard cutter — which which oversaw the largest maritime rescue in world history on 9/11 — to Indonesia"

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