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September 08, 2017



MSNBC Panel Frets 'Racist Agenda' of 'Very Dangerous' Sessions to 'Hold Minorities Down'

On Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, a panel that included host Mitchell, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, and New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor spent several minutes fretting over Trump administration immigration policy with Alcindor suggesting that it would "enact racist laws." And Capehart worried that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "very dangerous" and will try to "hold minorities down."

University receives $138,000 in federal grant money to study preschoolers’ gender identity

The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $130,000 in grant money to a university that plans to study gender identity development in young children between the ages of 4 and 6.

NSF, an independent federal agency tasked with promoting the progress of science, gave the $138,000 grant to the University of Washington over the summer for the two-year project, which will more closely examine how “internal sense of gender” and environmental factors influence gender identity.

“Prominent theories of gender development have discussed the degree to which gender identity results from an internal sense of gender and socialization processes,” the grant reads. “However, tests of these theories have been limited because, for most children, internal gender identity and environmental socialization substantially overlap, rendering it impossible to distinguish the relative impact of each factor on gender development.”


GOP outraged after Trump refuses to consider Lois Lerner prosecution

Republicans asked the agency in April to take a "fresh look" at the case against Lerner. On Friday, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd responded by saying President Trump reviewed the case and decided against it.

"[T]he Department determined that reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence," he wrote in a letter to Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Brady called that a "terrible decision" that suggested political appointees are not held to the law.

"I have the utmost respect for Attorney General Sessions, but I'm troubled by his Department's lack of action to fully respond to our request and deliver accountability," the Texas lawmaker said in a statement.

Ok, I'll stop spamming the thread now. :-)

Miss Marple the Deplorable



What I can't find, Ext, is a link to Boyd's letter.

Where is the quote that implicates Trump?

Ultimately, from what the article does feature, it appears as though Issa, Chafed-putz, and Gowdy Doody did a terrible job of evidence gathering.

Ralph L

The flamingos remind me of Saki's story, The Stalled Ox. Very funny Edwardian writer, if you haven't partaken.


I find no consequences for Liar Lois Lerner disturbing.


sbw, I don't think your feedback is working

I know it isn’t.


I think Lois Learner is outside the focus of the cone for now.

Let’s see after the midterms. And I am predicting a Trump gain on both sides of the aisle. Changes in political alignment are happening.

But what do I know?

Ralph L

Most dishwashers have an air vent to dry your dishes. I don't know if there's a one-way valve on them, or if it's strong enough to withstand immersion.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

I'd rather prosecute Lerner than build the wall, and I'm for the wall.


The Republican House Ways and Means Cmmt Chair from TX didn't win his R primary decisively last time. I can easily imagine Trump targeting Republican obstructionists by finding strong primary challengers who'll run on supporting his agenda.

Ralph L

I'd rather prosecute the people who cleaned up after Lerner.


"I'd rather prosecute ..."
Let's embrace the word "and" in this case, shall we? :)

Ralph L

From Ace: Three Taco Bell Employees Open Fire on Two Would-Be Robbers, Killing One.
TV station talked to a lawyer about justifiable homicide. Did they expect them to be charged?


I'm assuming this photo is from a New Hampshire cemetery?


Tom McClintock:

September 8, 2017 Vote Notes on Legislation
Vote Note on H.R. 601

H.R. 601 – Three-month Debt Limit Suspension, $230 billion of general spending and $8 billion for Emergency Hurricane Relief.

I supported the clean disaster relief bill for Hurricane Harvey. But I cannot and will not support the cynical use of disasters as an excuse to pack relief bills with extraneous and questionable policies that ought to be considered on their own. This bill left the House with my support to provide $7.9 billion of emergency funding for Hurricane Harvey. Period. It returns from the Senate with a three-month suspension of the debt limit, an additional $230 billion of general government spending unrelated to hurricane relief and $7.4 billion of added spending for Community Development Block Grants (that have notoriously little accountability).


The office of legal counsel, has to do with policy, but not prosecutorial decision that would be the criminal division, but he has been a lib time sessions confidant.

James D.

I think Lois Learner is outside the focus of the cone for now.

She shouldn't be.

She used her office and her governmental power to attack and silence political opponents. She defied supboenas. She destroyed evidence. She lied to Congress.

Prosecuting someone who openly, proudly does that is pretty basic to restoring the rule of law.

If Jeff Sessions doesn't think so, he needs to go. Today.


A previous overview here:



UC Berkeley Offers Counseling Services to Those Upset By Shapiro Speech

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Lerner was the text book case of the Swamp attacking those who wish to drain it.
Seem like a no brainer.

"We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging," the letter read. "No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe. For that reason, [support services] are being offered and encouraged."

New thread.


New thread.

Clarice Feldman

Here's the link to Narciso's post:http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448279/president-trump-meet-department-justice-doj-president-trump

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

I suspect " "creating a mass social movement to end family breakdown," is 100% opposed by a political group that 100% supports the murder of 60 million plus inconvenient children.

Thanks for the link. Extraneus | September 08, 2017 at 02:39 PM

Clarice Feldman

Happy Birthday, Miss Marple!

Dave (in MA)

There was a thread about being able to tell from a photo whether someone is gay, and nobody posted any of the classic Obama pics?

Clarice Feldman

New thread/


@Henry - Re Obama it is my observation that gay men are often married to unattractive women. Draw your own conclusion.

@TM - don't know where you got the five percent figure but my guess is it's wildly understated.

@Jack is back - I'm old enough to remember when Mickey Mantle was sometimes referred to as the third best centerfielder in NY.

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