I presume that the Biden campaign has done some polling and decided that declaring he would not comply with a potential Senate subpoena in an impeachment trial isn’t playing all that well, because he has quickly reversed or as he put it “clarified” his position concerning his response to one.
I guess “Democrat Privilege” doesn’t hold the weight it once it
It does however hold enough weight with the media to turn blackface or Klan robes into a non resign-able offence in under 10 months.ht
Back when a racist photo first surfaced in his medical school yearbook, most Va lawmakers, our editorial page (and yours truly) said @GovernorVA should resign. We were wrong. https://t.co/bA25YpnWbk— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 28, 2019
I must say in once sense the religion of liberalism has it over practicing Catholics. We have to repeatedly confess our sins to a priest for absolution, while in the religion of liberalism all you need is the right positions, a “D” after your name and the fear of a GOP victory and any and all sins shall be forgiven.
Well almost all will be forgiven, some things are still apparently beyond the pale, like testifying for the wrong side on impeachment:
American journalist H.L. Mencken once observed, “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.” Despite an unending respect for Mencken, this is an occasion in which I found him mistaken, after I violated the Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not testify for Republicans.”
Worse yet, I am a recidivist sinner, after testifying as a constitutional expert in both the Clinton and Trump impeachment hearings. Like all mortal sins, the violation of the Eleventh Commandment comes with not just eternal but immediate damnation. What is most striking about this commandment is that it does not matter if your testimony is made in good faith. For example, under the Ninth Commandment, you are only guilty if you give false evidence against your neighbor. Under the Eleventh Commandment, it does not matter if your testimony is true or false. A law-fearing academic must not give any testimony for Republicans.
Apparently when it comes to conservatives the battle cry of the University is “Segregation yesterday, Segregation now, Segregation forever!”
Speaking of forgiveness, while California is big on enforcing it’s high tax burden on business which is causing business to flee, it’s decided to be particularly easy on those who prey on them:
“It’s a boldness like we’re seeing never before and just a disregard for fellow human beings,” said Lieutenant Mark Donaldson, Vacaville PD.
He explained these crimes have evolved into more than just shoplifting. It’s organized retail theft and he says it’s happening across the state. Cities like Vacaville, with outlets and shopping centers located near major freeways, tend to be a target for these organized retail crime rings.
According to police data obtained by CBS13, there have been 746 reported retail thefts in Vacaville alone over the past year. More than half of those suspects got away.
Police say these suspects often target stores with easy access to get-away cars and with easy access on and off major freeways because crooks know most department policies won’t risk the dangers of a high-speed chase over a misdemeanor citation.
“They know the law,” Donaldson said. “One of the first things they ask us [is] ‘Can’t I just get a ticket so I can be on my way?’”
He explained many suspects know theft under $950 is now a misdemeanor, meaning most get a written citation, a court date and are released.
Or in other words if you have a small business, you risk a grand per potential thief while the criminal risks…a ticket.
Well if they ever start passing and enforcing real laws against theft again I think these folks might still have a bright future in insurance, after all the entire industry is based on clear understanding of risk vs reward
I’ll say this for Kevin Williamson, While he is still able to see the left for what they are, neither persecution by Democrats nor rejection by conservatives is enough to push him off of a NeverTrump agenda:
A more intelligent approach for Democrats (and for us lonely few anti-Trump conservatives) would be to concede that the president’s positions on issues such as illegal immigration and trade speak to concerns that are genuine and legitimate while pointing out that his actions have been in the main ineffective or genuinely destructive. But the Democrats are so committed to their exotic fairy tale — Trump is a monster, Trump is a Nazi, Trump is a white nationalist, etc. — that they have forgotten how to run an ordinary campaign against an ordinary failure.
All I have to say is, if this is failure, more please!