New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) was asked whether he thought Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s remarks were anti-Semitic.
I did. Let me be really clear, suggesting that support for Israel is beholden to a foreign power is absolutely unacceptable and illogical, too[.]
He went on, adding
as an Italian-American, he does not feel “beholden to my ancestral homeland” as Omar appeared to characterize some Jewish Americans in regard to Israel.
The point makes me wonder: is Omar, in assuming some groups of Americans have conflicting loyalties to America and to their home country, projecting her own allegiance to Somalia, neverminding the treatment she says she got there?
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin was convicted in a French court of covering up the sex abuses of his priests. The coverup? It wasn’t a one-off affair; Barbarin’s priest—Bernard Preynat—confessed to repeated abuses from the 1980s into the early 1990s. That’s what Barbarin was so carefully hiding.
This court sentenced the Cardinal to a whole six-months. Then the court suspended all of those months.
This implies that France doesn’t put much importance on child abuse, even sexual abuse of children.
The government’s action is an insulting slap on the wrist.
This one has the advantage of being live and current. The Progressive-Democratic Party has extended its control over the State of California. The results accumulating from the several years of Progressive-Democratic dominance (now outright control) are these. California has
the highest welfare numbers (a third of all Americans on welfare live in California)
the largest contingent of illegal immigrants
a burgeoning homeless population
onerous regulations on business and private property
mediocre public schools
high income taxes (the highest marginal rate is 13.3%) and sales taxes
The State of Michigan, through its Attorney General and Department of Civil Rights, has decided to use the Southern Poverty Law Center’s claimed identifications of “hate groups” to spearhead those two agencies’ pretended protection of Michigan citizens from the ravages of hatred.
One of the targets of the State’s AG and MDCR, selected from the SPLC’s smear lists, is the American Freedom Law Center, an Evil Judeo-Christian law firm. Far from being cowed, the law firm is pushing back, in spades: they’ve filed suit against Dana Nessel, the AG, and Agustin Arbulu, the MSCR’s Executive Director. Robert Muise, AFLC’s Co-Founder and Senior Counsel:
Party discipline is the only thing and everything for the Progressive-Democratic Party, and they’re taking steps to discipline those who misbehave. And by misbehave, I mean supporting a policy on merit rather than on Party diktat.
After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party’s progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were “putting themselves on a list.”
In Great Britain, unemployment is the lowest it’s been in over four decades, and employment is commensurately high. But that’s a misleading datum.
[A]n astonishing 3.6 million adults have never been paid for work, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
That’s 10% of the (chronologically) adult population in Great Britain. Of the “young adult” demographic—those in the 16-24 age range—a truly astonishing 71% have never worked for pay. Not a single hour.
The British economy isn’t in the doldrums over Brexit or no-deal Brexit. Not at all.