In the News 9 December 2018

Andrew C. McCarthy: Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney

Moreover, campaign finance infractions are often settled by payment of an administrative fine, not turned into felony prosecutions. To be sure, federal prosecutors in New York City have charged them as felonies before – most notably in 2014 against Dinesh D’Souza, whom Trump later pardoned.

In marked contrast, though, when it was discovered that Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was guilty of violations involving nearly $2 million – an amount that dwarfs the $280,000 in Cohen’s case – the Obama Justice Department decided not to prosecute. Instead, the matter was quietly disposed of by a $375,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission.

Doesn’t that just speak volumes.  If you’re a darling of the Deep State/Elite/Status Quo then you’re punished with a fine.  If you rouse their ire then it’s jail time.

Who complains about the hypocrisy and injustice?  Only a few rotten eggs in that basket of deplorables.  Trump 2020.

Journalist claims ‘women-only’ plane sections could combat midair assault

I dream of a future in which there are women-only seating sections on planes.[bold added] Most women intuitively understand that the armrest is “neutral territory” and leave it as a slim buffer between them and their neighbor,” Whitehead writes.

LOL Wasn’t that pretty much the way it was before the Women’s Liberation started?  Jeez woman, make up your mind.

‘Don’t mess with Santa’: Man protesting Santa at Cleburne church arrested on trespassing charge

A 31-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he refused to stop protesting outside a church that was hosting a breakfast with Santa event, police said.

When officers arrived, they found three men demonstrating outside the church.

Heather Johnson said two men holding signs confronted her on her way into church and asked, “Do you let your kids believe in a fake Santa or do they know who Jesus is?”

Wow.  There’s a lot of craziness to unpack here.  First, why are they described as “protesting”?  Why not describe it as “harassing”?  If it were 3 miserable men standing off to one side jabbing protest signs in the air and chanting some stupid slogan then one could rightly describe them as protesting.  But getting up in peoples’ faces and confronting them crosses the line into harassment, especially when it’s just 3 people.

Second, do I have this right?  Some christians are outside a church “protesting” other christians who are having an event involving Santa Claus?  Jesus Christ, people.  That factionalism is ridiculous.

Then again, Crazy people who hate Santa Claus isn’t much of a news story.

Kyler Murray apologizes after old homophobic tweets surface hours after he wins Heisman Trophy

Murray shouldn’t have apologized.  He said what he said when he was 15, and what he said wasn’t horrible.  He didn’t tweet that he was going to rape some girl (or boy) and murder their family.  He called someone a queer.  Meh.

By apologizing, he’s just giving more power into the insane Left.  Don’t feed the beast.