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Lunatic verbally attacks Confederate monument protesters in Orange, TX

So Avenatti was arrested but not booked. What does that suggest if anything?

Why would they not formally book him if they thought there was sufficient evidence? Any lawyers around to explain why some people are arrested and booked and others are not? What is the determining factor?

Why hasn't Jacob Wohl been arrested for trying to frame Mueller?

If he is allowed to get away with this type of thing he will continue to keep doing it as he appears to be doing with Avenatti. Is the FBI still investigating what occured with Mueller?

How the Christian Right Became Prolife on Abortion and Transformed the Culture Wars

Snip: So what changed?

In the 1970s, the pro-life position was predominantly Catholic. Before Roe, there were some liberal Protestant elements to the pro-life movement, as Daniel Williams’s book shows, but the Catholic Church was the dominant force.

By the early-mid-1970s, there was a bit of growing concern within evangelicalism. Carl F. H. Henry took a strong pro-life stance in 1971, and the National Association of Evangelicals asserted its opposition to abortion in 1971 and 1973.

But on the mass level, evangelicals were slow to join the pro-life movement. Even as late as 1979, the Baptist Joint Committee argued before a federal court that the Hyde Amendment, which restricted federal funds from being used to pay for abortions, violated the Establishment Clause because it established the Catholic religion.

It really was not until the end of the 1970s and early 1980s that conservative Christians moved decidedly in the pro-life direction. More popular groups like Baptists for Life and Christians for Life were created in the mid- to late-1970s, for example. I draw attention to Francis Schaeffer’s books and documentary films, which were popular among churches, pastors, and lay leaders. Schaeffer’s works also influenced Jerry Falwell, who helped elevate abortion activism on the national political stage. In 1980, the SBC passed an unequivocally pro-life resolution.

More: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/evangelical-history/christian-right-discovered-abortion-rights-transformed-culture-wars/

This complete psychological analysis reveals 14 key traits that explain Trump supporters

Rawstory
BOBBY AZARIAN, RAW STORY - COMMENTARY
12 NOV 2018 AT 15:05 ET

Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility. As he himself said even before he won the presidential election, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” Unfortunately for the American people, this wild-sounding claim appears to be truer than not, at least for the majority of his supporters, and that is something that should disturb us. It should also motivate us to explore the science underlying such peculiar human behavior, so we can learn from it, and potentially inoculate against it.

In all fairness, we should recognize that lying is sadly not uncommon for politicians on both sides of the political aisle, but the frequency and magnitude of the current president’s lies should have us all wondering why they haven’t destroyed his political career, and instead perhaps strengthened it. Similarly, we should be asking why his inflammatory rhetoric and numerous scandals haven’t sunk him. We are talking about a man who was caught on tape saying, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy.” Politically surviving that video is not normal, or anything close to it, and we can be sure that such a revelation would have been the end of Barack Obama or George Bush had it surfaced weeks before the election.

While dozens of psychologists have analyzed Trump, to explain the man’s political invincibility, it is more important to understand the minds of his staunch supporters. While there have been various popular articles that have illuminated a multitude of reasons for his unwavering support, there appears to be no comprehensive analysis that contains all of them. Since there seems to be a real demand for this information, I have tried to provide that analysis below.

Continues here: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/complete-psychological-analysis-reveals-14-key-traits-explain-trump-supporters/?fbclid=IwAR33LBTjhq0F2n_1-8KLA1kqYfW9OqHEWjLvjQ9TiRILw_Qj9JmbowDqzFE

Delighted refugee children play in snow for first time

This Facebook post is a crack up. It's going to rain!


https://www.facebook.com/michael.emonds/posts/10156788440521100

So in Republican states, with Republican Governors and Republican Sec. of States

where Democrats have almost no control, it's the Democrats who are supposed to be cheating?

That's a good one!

GOP Jesus

Should Dems use all the crap that comes out on Trump to get our agenda through?

Tell Trump, our way or your going down? Rather than just have him go down and not get anything we need done?

I don't have an opinion either way but maybe this could be a golden opportunity to get some amazing stuff through? Obviously this would need to be done in back rooms so we might not know what is going on other than seeing Trump suddenly signing on to our agendas. Probably a long shot anyway but I thought it was worth talking about. Single payer HC is one example, also real impacts on climate change. I would rather save the world than just take Trump down if that was possible.

This would have to be done very carefully to keep it lawful. It could totally backfire if not.
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