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Raven123

Raven123's Journal
Raven123's Journal
September 18, 2022

Why doesn't the media go to the source of Abbott's and DeSantis' values?

You can’t make this up. This year, National Migration week runs from Sept 19-25 and is marked by the Catholic Church. So, go to the respective parish priests of these self-identified Catholics and ask them if misleading, transporting and dropping off migrants unannounced is consistent with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invitation to “encounter, accompany, pray and reach out to all migrants and refugees, displaced persons, and victims of human trafficking.” Ask them if bragging about such efforts is a Catholic value.

If you get no answer, ask the diocese’s bishop.
If you get no answer, ask the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

September 15, 2022

Retiring Ohio Supreme Court Justice to join anti-gerrymandering effort

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor sided with Democrats on litigation over redistricting. Let’s hope her efforts after retirement are successful.

https://www.cleveland.com/open/2022/09/ohio-supreme-court-chief-justice-maureen-oconnor-says-shell-join-anti-gerrymandering-effort-after-leaving-office.html

August 12, 2022

I think I know why Garland's presser got a late start

Imagine how many times he had to rehearse that speech to make sure he could deliver it with straight face.

Seriously, I hope someone gets the story behind the decision to petition for release of the warrant. While I don’t doubt the rationale as indicated in the petition, part of me wonders if there wasn’t at least a little bit of an “aha moment” smile when they realized that Trump and his cult were out over their skis. Waiting 3 days for that to fully manifest itself was worth it.

July 22, 2022

I think I missed something in the J6 hearings

There were no calls (or any communication as far as we know) from TFG to the military, Homeland Security, National Guard or any other department/force in an effort to repel the riot. There was communication between Pence and at least Gen. Milley.

When did the latter communication occur?
Did Pence call anyone else?
Did Pence issue an order (did he have the authority?) that mobilized them?


What’s astounding is that Pence knew he couldn’t call TFG.

July 21, 2022

One question I have about the Secret Service deletion debacle

Did anyone follow the law and the directive to preserve data?

Per their website:

“The Secret Service employs approximately 3,200 special agents, 1,300 Uniformed Division officers, and more than 2,000 other technical, professional and administrative support personnel.”

If it can be demonstrated that the deletion detail was the presidential security detail, it would be pretty damaging to any claim of simple incompetence.

June 25, 2022

If I were Pelosi, I would devote much of the remaining legislative session to

Introducing legislative bills that address the consequences of the ruling on Roe, many of which are being discussed here.

Protect or expand access to contraception, health care, family leave, IVF, etc…

Force the GOP to vote and show the American people what they really face.

June 9, 2022

I partially agree with Kevin McCarthy

Today he complained that there will be prime time hearings on the Insurrection, but none on inflation, gas prices or anything the GOP sees as harmful to Biden.

We should have hearings on the Insurrection, and after that, let’s have prime time hearings on gas prices, inflation etc. Let’s bring Big Oil CEOs in to face Katie Porter. Let’s bring the baby formula manufacturers in to ask about their contingency plans to manage shutdowns due to emergencies or, as recently occurred, FDA violations. Let’s bring in big Pharma to face questions on insulin prices.

I could go on, but I say let’s take McCarthy up on his suggestion. Have prime time hearings on these issues.

May 4, 2022

About that data tracking using cellphones...

This was a topic of interest last night. Found an article that might answer some questions:

[https://techpp.com/2013/08/22/track-phone-turned-off/|

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