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An Aggregation of my Online Presence

What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now


even before Obama had named Garland, and in fact only hours after Scalia’s death was announced, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared any appointment by the sitting president to be null and void. He said the next Supreme Court justice should be chosen by the next president — to be elected later that year.
via What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now
Just a quick reminder.

How Conservatives Are Hoodwinking Big Tech


In April, Facebook announced that it would participate in an audit led by the Heritage Foundation—not exactly a neutral arbiter—that would examine accusations of bias. And on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that executives from both Facebook and Twitter were “scrambling to assuage conservative leaders who have sounded alarms—and sought to rile voters—with accusations that the country’s tech giants are censoring right-leaning posts, tweets, and news.”
via How Conservatives Are Hoodwinking Big Tech
There is no bias. They are attempting to work the refs with false accusations of bias. This is the conservative movement playing the victim card.

Surely the Trump Administration Will Follow All the Rules When Stripping People of Citizenship


the most immediately pressing issue is that this administration cannot be trusted to restrict the task force’s operations to investigating people who allegedly lied during the naturalization process. Trump’s White House has displayed a generalized hostility to immigration best summed up in its proposal to cut legal immigration in half. At the border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sought to criminalize asylum-seekers—who are pursuing a human right under international law and treaties to which the United States is a signatory—by preventing them from presenting themselves at official checkpoints and restricting the criteria for seeking asylum.
via Surely the Trump Administration Will Follow All the Rules When Stripping People of Citizenship
We already know this will end with the administration attempting to forcibly deport people it perceives as political enemies. If you’ve been paying attention, this should be totally expected.

Trump Supporter James Woods: Agent Dropped Me Due To ‘Feeling Patriotic’


NEW YORK (AP) — James Woods, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken conservatives, says his agent dropped him as a client on the Fourth of July, citing patriotism. Woods on Thursday shared on Twitter an email from his agent, Ken Kaplan.
via Trump Supporter James Woods: Agent Dropped Me Due To ‘Feeling Patriotic’
Another conservative snowflake playing the victim card.

Trump planning one-on-one meeting with Putin without aides present: report


President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Democratic voters will support Republicans because of ICE criticism Coney Barrett, Kavanaugh among candidates who met with Trump: report Trump administration recommends against allowing China Mobile access to US market MORE is planning on meeting with Russi
via Trump planning one-on-one meeting with Putin without aides present: report
Nothing to see, move along?