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Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden
Tells Buttigieg: ‘Stop Playing War Hero’

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/14/2020 4:18:21 AM

The former Navy SEAL responsible for killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden offered some harsh advice for Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who often touts his five months in Afghanistan on the presidential campaign trail. “My advice for Pete Buttigieg… Stop playing war hero. You’re gonna get called out,” wrote Robert O’Neill on Twitter.(Snip for tweet)Former South Bend, Indiana mayor Buttigieg, coming off two strong performances in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, often references serving as a naval intelligence officer as a primary qualification for his fitness to serve in the Oval Office.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 2/14/2020 4:30:37 AM (No. 317990)
Maybe Bootyjudge can appoint 'LTC' Vindman as his Defense Secretary....if he hasn't already accept Ukraine's offer.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/14/2020 5:04:59 AM (No. 317999)
I am glad for real war fighters! Buttplug is another John Kerry! Did he get any Purple Hearts for paper cuts? “Rum Sodomy and The Lash”. Sir Winston Churchill on his view of the British Navy! Some things must not change?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 2/14/2020 5:30:22 AM (No. 318003)
Pete was probably a REMF who never went outside of the wire. When I was a medic in VN we came back from a mission and the cooks all had CIBs, the Grunts had not even gotten their orders yet for theirs.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 2/14/2020 5:42:49 AM (No. 318009)
Mayor Pete received a direct commission into the Navy, never attended OCS or any style of boot camp save for a two-week course to teach him military manners and how to wear his uniform. What was his background that made him such a needed intelligence expert that the Navy sent him in Afghanistan for five months? Surely the Navy had trained and experienced intelligence officers and NCOs. And besides the SEALS, what was the Navy doing in landlocked Afghanistan? Something don’t add up.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero 2/14/2020 5:48:44 AM (No. 318015)
Too many Democrats lie about what they've done, particularly to appear nobel and manly, and it turns out that is indeed a lie, and if they happen to con their way into office, they seem to loose all the bragged about skills and spend the rest of their career stealing, lying some more, and bleeding the taxpayers. In support of this statement I give you Trump Impeachment by the usual suspects.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3 2/14/2020 6:09:03 AM (No. 318024)
If cooks in VN had a cook MOS, then they shouldn’t have been awarded a CIB even if they were out on patrol. OTOH if 11B’s were standing in as cooks, then yes, it’s likely they were eligible for CIBs.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: George R. 2/14/2020 6:29:29 AM (No. 318030)
Pete Buttplug...War Hero, I'm not impressed!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mekkkk 2/14/2020 6:29:51 AM (No. 318031)
True words!!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 2/14/2020 6:32:24 AM (No. 318034)
Said the guy who won't stop playing war hero.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: F15 Gork 2/14/2020 6:36:33 AM (No. 318039)
I suspect Pete’s time in the navy was like a night out with the Village People...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: chumley 2/14/2020 6:58:20 AM (No. 318056)
Is that the Opie looking guy who has been on Fox every other day for the last year? I'm getting tired of seeing him. Like that sniper, its just way too much exposure. I dont know what Butt Gig did in the service. Nobody really knows what any of us did. In the absence of information to the contrary, I'm going to assume his service was honorable. Its his policies I object to. His policies would make him a bad president. But lets not play the military service game. We worshiped McCain for his service and it turns out he was a North Vietnamese ace and a sellout.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: janjan 2/14/2020 7:07:14 AM (No. 318065)
Pete joined the military so he could check off the box on his resume. Talk to some of the real battle tested heroes who came back physically wounded and mentally battered and ask them how much time they had on the front lines for ‘reading and reflection’.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 2/14/2020 7:15:29 AM (No. 318072)
Chasten's little boy toy just doing what boys do, playing pretend grown-up. Inland, Navy would be doing aviation and equipment maintenance, administration, communications and medical duties. Maybe Pete was there for "moral support" for the troops.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 2/14/2020 7:16:18 AM (No. 318073)
Actually I think he should keep touting this because sooner or later people are going to connect the dots and realize that while he was in military intelligence he worked on tracing terrorist networks and then disrupting them and it will not be a stretch to realize that the disruption of the Iowa caucus app would not be a far cry from just that kind of skill. With the democrat/communists you always have to do two things follow the money and connect the dots. He helped fund the app that counted the votes in Iowa, that should be enough to raise some eyebrows but the press ignores the obvious at all times when they deal with anything these communists do. His campaign manager's wife owns the company that created the app. Your don't suppose that might be a conflict of interest do you?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum 2/14/2020 7:26:30 AM (No. 318075)
Okay, I need a translator to help with the military acronyms in Posts, 3, 4, and 6. Thanks.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lazyman 2/14/2020 7:30:13 AM (No. 318079)
I can't agree with the sentiment here. The guy was in harms way and served. He's not saying he was a war hero. A rocket, mortar or a snipers bullet doesn't know what MOS you are in or branch of service.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rinohunter 2/14/2020 7:30:16 AM (No. 318080)
ButtGag barely qualifies for the 10% discount at Lowes as a military veteran....that's it! It's no small wonder that he didn't shoot himself in the foot to get a purple heart like his heartthrob J. F'in Kerry did. This Queen that wants to be King can go to hell (but thanks for your service). No descent serviceman/woman espouses the crazy ideas this sodomite does.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 2/14/2020 7:35:26 AM (No. 318082)
RE #15: I know that REMF stands for "Rear Echelon Feather Maker" (the last two sound similar to the real words but aren't entirely accurate). Someone who stands back while the heroes do the hard and dangerous work.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: fayebeck 2/14/2020 7:50:55 AM (No. 318088)
Is anyone else tired of all this fussing over who is or isn't a "hero"? Seals writing I'm a Hero Books and cashing in on their service. It is unbecoming to me that "heroes" engage in this debate. I thought that all who served were heroes deserving of a "thankJ you for your service". It is not necessary and it has become tiresome. John Kelly and James Mattis used to be "heroes" until they were outed of swamp dwellers and then their service was no longer "heroic".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MickTurn 2/14/2020 8:23:03 AM (No. 318110)
Buttigieg served for seven months in Afghanistan as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve, returning to the United States on September 23, 2014. While deployed, he was assigned to the Afghan Threat Finance Cell, a counterterrorism unit that targeted Taliban insurgency financing. A real HERO, writing checks to bribe the Afghans to do 'stuff'...My little sister could have done that job and she's 12!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 2/14/2020 8:41:16 AM (No. 318143)
Re # 15 OCS- Officer Candidate School, NCO- Non commissioned officer. I'm not familiar with CIB, but I think it has to do with actually being in combat. Re #18 excellent translation.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Clinger 2/14/2020 8:44:35 AM (No. 318149)
Nicely done #14. Let's also not forget that Buttyboy's pappy was a big shot commie. President of the International (Antonio) Gramsci society. The Red Thread running through the allegedly "democrat" party is undeniable and has become a common denominator in the "resistance."
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Reply 23 - Posted by: coldborezero 2/14/2020 8:45:21 AM (No. 318152)
This sexually deviant, perverted butt hole pirate gives new meaning to the military term "in the 'rear' with the gear". Freaking degenerate. By the way; a vote for any dhimmocRAT is like a vote for joe stalin. Evil, collectivist, hive minds.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: gone2pot 2/14/2020 8:59:51 AM (No. 318167)
When I was deployed, I felt it. I felt that the flag on my shoulder was keeping me safe because it stood for a country that was known to our allies and our adversaries to be one that keeps its word, Wow. Pete had a crap ton more deep thoughts than I ever had whenever I was deployed. I think that quote just gave me a few cavities.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Muncsdad 2/14/2020 9:01:08 AM (No. 318168)
What #23 said!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: kdog 2/14/2020 9:09:21 AM (No. 318179)
I want to know about this 5 month tour. If the Army puts a man on a 180 tour it's not even considered "Active Duty". Why would the Navy use this kind of mobilization to send someone to a war zone?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Jebediah 2/14/2020 9:13:54 AM (No. 318185)
As Mark Simone on our local (though simulcast all over the country) says, the toughest thing Mayor Pete did in Service was change the cartridge on the copier. He comes across as sincere, but what a liar!!!!!!!!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: AbingtonJim 2/14/2020 9:14:41 AM (No. 318186)
Re:#15 CIB is the Combat Infantryman Badge
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Reply 29 - Posted by: PostAway 2/14/2020 9:23:57 AM (No. 318201)
#14, well done. Further to what you wrote, Buttigieg has spoken frequently of his lifelong closeness to and deep affection for his father. His fatherJoseph Buttigieg, was a Maltese professor at Notre Dame who taught and enthusiastically promoted the philosophy of Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) an Italian radical Marxist, who advocated infiltration and dominance of cultural aspects of resistant societies in order to influence the people in favor of a communist takeover. In fact, the International Gramsci Society lists Joseph Buttigieg as a founding member. The Gramscian model is for Communist infiltrators to come across as moderate, reasonable and patriotic to gain positions of influence and trust in media, religion, education, the military, government, etc. I view Pete Buttigieg’s time in the Navy with a certain amount of skepticism because I think he may tout it for cynical reasons and may have been a very poor choice for intelligence officer given his background. I also have two questions for those of you who are Catholics: Why would a major college of your faith hire a man like Joseph Buttigieg who teaches and lauds an atheistic philosophy to young minds? Why did Georgetown University allow all Christian symbols to be covered by an Obama advance team when then-President Barack Obama spoke there?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: felixcat 2/14/2020 9:32:59 AM (No. 318211)
I am a Navy veteran. Never served in combat - not even close. I was an Admin/Legal officer (not a JAG) and enjoyed my work and was good at it. Never wanted to be the first female pilot, etc., but that was the push for women back when I served in the late 80s-early 90s. All types of service members make up the modern day military. Paper pushers like me, medical, technicians, and warriors like SEALS, the average Infantry soldier or Marine. I respect what SEALS do, etc but they are only one small aspect of the modern military. There are many people in the shadows that do a lot to help make their missions possible. And the SEALS etc receive the very best in equipment and training so they should be really good at what they do. I just find the guy who killed OBL tiresome and many of his fellow warriors. And I say this as not a fan of Butigieg. Note to the guy who killed OBL - all of us who served have the title just Veteran. Not combat veteran or X number of tours veteran or .....
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Reply 31 - Posted by: GO3 2/14/2020 9:33:34 AM (No. 318213)
MOS - military occupational specialty 11B - Infantry MOS. (there are variants to this such as 11M, mechanized infantry)
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Italiano 2/14/2020 9:47:16 AM (No. 318230)
This dork makes John Kerry look like Admiral Nimitz.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/14/2020 10:11:51 AM (No. 318267)
the Navy injects itself into ground wars in order to maintain medal parity with the other branches. jon Cary was able to write himself up for a silver star and have it awarded to him, because the Navy was lagging in medals during the viet nam war. In his citation, he purportedly fought off a group of enemy soldiers. In reality, he shot a naked, unarmed 15 year old viet cong boy in the back. cary's three purple hearts were sketchy - one for a piece of rice in his butt when he blew up a viet cong rice cache, another for a self inflicted metal fragment. he is not much different than Frank Burns on MASH, who demanded a purple heart for having a shell fragment in his eye. The shell fragment was from an egg shell. Some day I hope an historian writes a book about the dishonest war record of Jon cary.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Miss Lamb Chop 2/14/2020 10:13:27 AM (No. 318270)
🤣😂🤣😂Even John Kerry, who swerved in Viet Nam, by the way, had a more dangerous tour than this guy and that’s saying something!!!! He comes from the same Communist parent background as Obama. Seems as if they are they raising these kids like Russian planted spies to become President.....
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Reply 35 - Posted by: GO3 2/14/2020 11:20:55 AM (No. 318350)
#16, yes any MOS can get nailed in a combat zone. My point is that regulations stipulate that to earn a CIB one needs to have an Infantry MOS and be in a combat zone and other requirements. I have personally known cavalry scouts, engineers, artillerymen who were on the ground in VN and saw just as much and in some cases more action as the infantrymen, but could not be awarded the CIB because of the MOS restriction. It is called the Combat Infantry Bade for a reason. Fast forward about four decades and this was the rationale for developing the Combat Action Badge for those other combat arms and support troops seeing action in a combat theater.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: dbdiva 2/14/2020 11:21:38 AM (No. 318352)
Mayor Pete is a real life Ed Alzate but who is not funny. Agree with #9....Rob O'Neill is certainly getting a lot of mileage from his deeds. Seals typically keep what they do to themselves but this guy seems to like to call attention to himself as often as he can.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone 2/14/2020 11:34:29 AM (No. 318368)
What #4 said. In addition you can bet that there was some politics involved when so-called “Mayor Pete” was given a direct commission in the US Navy. You go down to your local Navy recruiting office and tell them that you want to sign up for a direct commission in the Navy and see what happens?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: TJ54 2/14/2020 12:20:14 PM (No. 318422)
Mayor Pete would have "poked" Bin Laden to death!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: DVC 2/14/2020 12:27:11 PM (No. 318432)
No, #12, Butt-gig joined the military to "meet guys" you can bet. If there were possible future political benefits, that was fine, but likely just like a normal guy signing up for an all girl cruise. Butt-gig is a disgusting person in many different ways.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: czechlist 2/14/2020 1:02:44 PM (No. 318464)
At least Pete served and from personal experience, one rarely gets to chose where or how. You get orders and you cary them out to your best ability. The right way the wrong way or the Navy way. Never my way Now Hunter Biden got a special commssion and appointment as a USN " deployable public affairs officer" at the age of 43. He had acknowledged previous drug use be but "attested his sobriety" and was sworn in by the Vice President of US (daddy). Of course there was obviously nothing unusual nor privileged about any of it because he was commissioned an Ensign not an Admiral .Six months later he was ousted for cocaine use but was clueless as to how it got into his system - maybe a bummed cigarette? And step mommy says he is such a good "boy"
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Foghorn 2/14/2020 1:15:11 PM (No. 318483)
I don't understand people that taut their time in the military or as a civilian assigned to combat zones. Buttigieg was an intelligence officer and probably never went out of an office building or beyond the wire. I don't believe he was ever down range doin anything.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: bigfatslob 2/14/2020 2:21:20 PM (No. 318563)
Message to Buttigieg "don't tell and we won't ask".
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Vuulfie2 2/14/2020 5:54:40 PM (No. 318728)
My question is who directly commissioned him? As the above poster said, you don't just go down the local USN recruiting office and ask for a commission. I didn't know the stuff about his pater. Does he have a mater? I wonder what she does/did? Notre Dame would probably say that they have a "diverse" faculty that would allow such a radical commie to be a paid professor. They are Jesuits doncha know.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: earlybird 2/14/2020 6:57:48 PM (No. 318767)
But Mr. Buttigieg’s stint in the Navy isn’t as impressive as he makes it out to be. His 2019 memoir is called “Shortest Way Home,” an apt description of his military service. He entered the military through a little-used shortcut: direct commission in the reserves. The usual route to an officer’s commission includes four years at Annapolis or another military academy or months of intense training at Officer Candidate School. ROTC programs send prospective officers to far-flung summer training programs and require military drills during the academic year. Mr. Buttigieg skipped all that—no obstacle courses, no weapons training, no evaluation of his ability or willingness to lead. Paperwork, a health exam and a background check were all it took to make him a naval officer.(Snip) Mr. Buttigieg was assigned to a comfortable corner of military life, the Naval Station in Great Lakes, Ill. Paperwork and light exercise were the order of the day.(Snip) Mr. Buttigieg spent some five months in Afghanistan, where he writes that he remained less busy than he’d been at City Hall, with “more time for reflection and reading than I was used to back home.” The article linked may be behind a paywall now. When I saw it, I was able to copy parts of it...
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Reply 45 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/14/2020 8:57:56 PM (No. 318826)
Admiral Bootyplug's career in the Navy gave a whole new meaning to poop deck!
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar has reversed her position on English being the official language of the U.S. The Minnesota Democrat and Democratic presidential hopeful announced that she now holds a “strong position against” the English-language amendment which she voted in favor of back in 2007. (Tweet) “I think that when you look at a state like this state, and a country like ours that is so diverse, you don’t want to have that provision in law because then it would be very difficult to have, say, government documents and other things translated into other languages,” she said at a campaign event in Las Vegas on Friday, according to The Associated Press.
Warren Issues Broadside Against
Mainstream Media as Campaign Falters
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Posted by MissMolly 2/15/2020 4:35:40 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) issued a scathing denunciation of the mainstream media on Friday, accusing several outlets of ignoring her campaign in favor of lesser candidates and blaming that coverage in part for her campaign's failure to gain traction with primary voters. In an email to supporters on Friday, Warren's campaign said it could no longer "count on the media to cover our campaign fairly." It argued that other candidates, such as former vice president Joe Biden, received more coverage despite posting less impressive results in early primary states.
Top Mueller prosecutor: DOJ starting
new investigation into James Comey,
Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok
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Posted by MainelySane 2/15/2020 4:51:56 PM Post Reply
One of Robert Mueller's former top prosecutors said the outside prosecutor picked to review the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a ruse to investigate President Trump's perceived enemies. Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official who was known as Mueller's "pit bull" during the Russia investigation, said the Justice Department swapped out the "loser case" of Andrew McCabe,
Hold on to your hats. The Democratic
race could get very messy.
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Posted by Pluperfect 2/15/2020 4:12:02 AM Post Reply
Now that as many as six serious Democratic candidates remain in the race, pundits increasingly believe the party is headed for a brokered convention. Hold on to your hats if that happens, because it’s even more complicated than it sounds. Presidential nominating conventions used to be “brokered” because the delegates were largely appointed by — and loyal to — political bosses. Delegates voted on multiple ballots as rivals vied for the bosses’ favor, making the quadrennial events the political equivalent of reality television. You could never be sure which governor or senator would be voted off the island and which would become the ultimate survivor.
Senate Democrats Insist Babies Born Alive
After Abortions Should Be Left To Die
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/15/2020 10:13:08 AM Post Reply
The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act is not about restricting abortions but about giving newborns a chance to survive no matter where they are born, said Sen. Ben Sasse, the bill’s lead co-sponsor, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. During the hearing, called “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive,” Republican senators questioned why a baby born in a hospital should be treated differently than a baby born in an abortion facility. Democrats, lacking an answer, changed the subject. Thirteen committee senators heard from five female witnesses, three who shared powerful testimony and two who expressed concerns about the bill.
School strikes to continue until
future saved, says Thunberg
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Posted by NorthernDog 2/15/2020 4:50:02 PM Post Reply
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday (February 14) that school strikes, now in their 78th week, would go on until those in power did what was required to "save our future". Hundreds of people took part in a school strike march near the Swedish parliament in Stockholm on Friday, the place where Thunberg started her school strike in August 2018 to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. The two-kilometre march ended in Medborgarplatsen square where Thunberg addressed the protesters. The demonstration was part of a nation-wide school strike for the climate, organised by the
Bloomberg brutally roasted for botching Texas
slang while bragging that Trump’s scared of
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/15/2020 9:59:32 AM Post Reply
Bless his heart. Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was roasted on Twitter for his failed attempt at slinging Texas slang while pandering to voters in Houston. At the time, Bloomberg unconvincingly bragged that President Trump is scared of running against him. “Mini-Mike”– who looked so nervous that he’d worry the warts off a frog — made the claims while speaking to the Harris County Democratic Party. Bloomberg awkwardly stammered as he read off the teleprompter: “Now if I were from Texas, I might say Donald Trump is scared as a cat at the dog pound. But since I’m from New York, I’ll put it this way:
Roger Stone Juror Could Serve Jail Time if it's
Determined She Lied About Bias, Napolitano
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Posted by ladydawgfan 2/15/2020 9:07:46 AM Post Reply
Andrew Napolitano, who is hardly a cheerleader for Team Trump, told Tucker Carlson Thursday evening that Tomeka Hart, the woman who served as foreperson on the jury during Roger Stone's trial, could face jail time if it's determined she lied about her bias when she was selected to serve on the jury. Stone was convicted of seven counts of making false statements, witness tampering and obstruction, but Hart, a former Democratic congressional candidate, is rabidly anti-Trump and had no business being on the jury, let alone foreperson. “Is it your view a problem that the foreman of the jury in Roger Stone’s trial turned out to be a former Democratic congressional candidate
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