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A touch of evil

  

Category:  Op/Ed

By:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  104 comments

A touch of evil
"Unfortunately, we see a great deal of violence committed by illegal immigrants and we see as many victimized by other illegals and regular people here. It’s an enormous problem. This was bound to happen," she told Fox News. "It’s one of those things that, as an elected prosecutor, you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I’m just sick and sickened this little girl was the innocent victim of these two monsters."

A horrendous crime was committed in Houston Texas. The crime was committed by two thugs who had no business being in the US other than the radical left wanted them here. Texas is one of my favorite states for many reasons. One of those reasons is that Texas has a death penalty, and they use it. The prosecutor in this case is not some Soros backed social warrior. She believes in the rule of law and wants justice. Since this will be a capital punishment case, it will take time because the prosecution will want every T crossed.

Here are the facts of the case:

Republicans  slammed the White House for its “pathetic” and “shameful” statements  on the killings of Jocelyn and Maryland mother of five Rachel Morin — which never mentioned they were murdered by illegal immigrants

Jocelyn Nungaray fought back against illegal migrant who killed her: prosecutors (nypost.com)

The judge, being an honest judge, set Peña’s bond at $10 million Monday, which was double what prosecutors requested and 10 times the sum sought by the defense.


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“She was amazing, I still see her face in the back of my head every day, all day. I keep getting little signs about her throughout the days and it’s been a very, very hard time for me and my family,” Jocelyn’s mother, Alexis Nungaray, said Monday.

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The so-called "judge" who presided over Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial ruled that Trump can now criticize the prosecution witnesses who criticized him during the sham trial.

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court blocked state funding for what would have been the nation’s first religious charter school. Ironically, it was a victory for both the Constitution and those who are intolerant of religion.

Biden is expected today to pardon around 2,000 veterans convicted of engaging in gay sex, which was outlawed by a military code for more than 60 years.

Biden administration officials urged medical experts to remove age minimums for surgeries from their transgender medical care guidelines.

Crowds of violent Kenyans stormed their own Parliament building and set fire to its entrance in protest against a bill raising taxes. President William Ruto called the protesters treasonous and deployed the military to quell the demonstration. At least five people were killed, human rights groups said. Auma Obama, a Kenyan British activist who is a half-sister of Barack Obama, was tear-gassed as she spoke about her opposition to the bill on CNN.

A new space race: The U.S. and China are competing to build permanent outposts at the moon’s most strategic location, the lunar south pole, The Wall Street Journal reports.




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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Good morning.

A change of command ceremony was held aboard the USS Constitution in Boston.

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Currently it is 80 degrees in Boston.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

I have fond memories of Boston - touring on board the USS Constitution, watching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park and I recall something that impressed me back then and it is something that my wife is doing here successfully now as well, and that is I recall a wide boulevard that was devoted to a lot of individual mini-gardens that were farmed by local citizens.  Delicious fresh-picked corn on the cob for lunch today, buttered and salted., Yum.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 weeks ago
I recall a wide boulevard that was devoted to a lot of individual mini-gardens that were farmed by local citizens. 

The Boston Public Gardens. They have been upgraded since then.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
1.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

What do you mean by "upgraded"?  Are there no longer individual little "private" gardens"?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Still private, but with a nicer apron.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
1.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

Good.  I consider it a wonderful concept and wish it would be copied in a lot more places. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
2  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago
The illegal Venezuelan migrants accused of murdering Jocelyn Nungaray in Houston lured the 12-year-old girl under a bridge, where they stripped her naked to the waist and  assaulted her for two hours,  disturbing  new court documents allege .

So lets hear from our left leaning friends how all these illegals are "asylum seekers trying to make a better life for themselves".

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    3 weeks ago

I doubt we will hear a word from them.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    3 weeks ago

What's we'll hear and see are deflections to complete bullshit.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Looking for a defense of those two animals will be very difficult, but then again, we have at least a few who would make any law school proud.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

That doesn't mean that they won't try.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

I'll be ready

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.4    3 weeks ago

How embarrassing to be dressed like that.

Is that some ambulance chasing shyster?

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
2.1.6  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.4    3 weeks ago

Troy Nehls of stolen valor fame? Too funny ....

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  Hallux @2.1.6    2 weeks ago

As soon as I typed in that name - the first thing that popped up was 'under ethics investigation'

Shocker!

The republicons/CONservatives sure love their criminals, including #34.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1.8  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @2.1.6    2 weeks ago

If only we would check everything.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.8    2 weeks ago

Like with Nehls?

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
2.2  George  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    3 weeks ago

In their defense, all the women in their country have escaped to here, so now they have to come here to find someone to rape. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @2.2    3 weeks ago

Isn't that similar to what Anita told her fellow Puerto Ricans in "West Side Story?"

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

It is now official: Biden campaign spokesman Adrienne Elrod says Joe Biden won't commit to taking a drug test before the debate.

Biden campaign declines call for drug test before debate (msn.com)


They may be prepping Joe in an empty airplane hangar, so he won't bump into anything before the debate.

A full week to prep for a 90-minute debate.

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
3.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    3 weeks ago
A full week to prep for a 90-minute debate.

Sounds like you were never on a debate team.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @3.1    3 weeks ago

Have you?

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
3.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Hallux @3.1    2 weeks ago

A debate team isn't running the country that supposedly is the head of the table for the free world.

No one is comforted by the thought of Harris covering for Biden while he is practicing being a functional human being until 10:30 at night.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4  Ozzwald    3 weeks ago
"Unfortunately, we see a great deal of violence committed by illegal immigrants and we see as many victimized by other illegals and regular people here.

And as a counter point....statistics.

In 2018, the illegal immigrant criminal conviction rate was 782 per 100,000 illegal immigrants, 535 per 100,000 legal immigrants, and 1,422 per 100,000 native‐​born Americans.

Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than U.S.-born Americans, studies find

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @4    3 weeks ago

That is the progressive talking point.

How do you compare the crimes of citizens to those of people who should not be here?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    3 weeks ago
That is the progressive talking point.

Yes you are correct, facts are a progressive's talking point.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

Comparing apples and oranges does not equate to facts.

Try again.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.2    3 weeks ago
Comparing apples and oranges does not equate to facts.

Fact, apples exist.

Fact, oranges exist.

Fact, they are both fruit.

Find a better example.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.3    3 weeks ago

Not even Clarence Darrow could sell illegal migrants' crime as being unpreventable.

Those crimes should never have happened. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.4    3 weeks ago
Not even Clarence Darrow could sell illegal migrants' crime as being unpreventable.

The open border Biden cheerleaders will never admit to THAT!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.6  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.5    3 weeks ago

They are having a tough time.  I would feel better about them if they would simply condemn this horrific crime.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.6    3 weeks ago
They are having a tough time.  I would feel better about them if they would simply condemn this horrific crime.

I guess the only way to truly support Biden's open borders is to ignore alien crimes.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.4    2 weeks ago
Not even Clarence Darrow could sell illegal migrants' crime as being unpreventable.

What a bizarre claim...  Is ANY crime unpreventable?

 
 
 
Snuffy
Professor Participates
4.1.9  Snuffy  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    2 weeks ago
Is ANY crime unpreventable?

Considering the way Democrats think about gun laws, obviously they think so.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
4.1.10  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    2 weeks ago

Not with Democrats loving their criminals the way they do.

Unless it is a known conservative- that is a crime punishable to the fullest extent of any charges they can create from thin air.

Illegal immigrants are criminals from the second they enter the country- which is why they are near and dear to Democrat/leftists' hearts.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
4.1.11  charger 383  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    2 weeks ago

        " Is ANY crime unpreventable?"

If they were not allowed here the crime would not have happened

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  charger 383 @4.1.11    2 weeks ago
If they were not allowed here the crime would not have happened

the infallible logic in that must be befuddling some folks.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
4.1.13  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    2 weeks ago
Is ANY crime unpreventable?

Virtually ALL are preventable.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.14  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1.13    2 weeks ago

Virtually ALL are preventable.

How?  How do you prevent something as simple as speeding?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
4.1.15  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.14    2 weeks ago
How do you prevent something as simple as speeding?

You really need an explanation to that?  You don't know how speed bumps are or work?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.16  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1.15    2 weeks ago

You don't know how speed bumps are or work?

So you are proposing, at a cost of trillions of dollars, a speed bump be installed every 10 - 20 feet on every road in the country?  No wonder right wingers think a 10' fence would stop illegal border crossings.....jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
4.1.17  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.16    2 weeks ago
So you are proposing, at a cost of trillions of dollars, a speed bump be installed every 10 - 20 feet on every road in the country?

It's better spent doing that rather than sending it to Ukraine.

No wonder right wingers think a 10' fence would stop illegal border crossings.

Works better than the open border policies of the moonbat leftists.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.18  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1.17    2 weeks ago
It's better spent doing that rather than sending it to Ukraine.

You need to read up before making comments, especially off topic ones.  Most Ukrainian money is being spent here in the US.

Works better than the open border policies of the moonbat leftists.

Name the changes Biden made to border policies.

It is also too bad that those immigrants invented ladders...

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Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
4.1.19  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.18    2 weeks ago
Name the changes Biden made to border policies.

You mean besides stopping all work to secure the border?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.20  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1.19    2 weeks ago
You mean besides stopping all work to secure the border?

How was the border going to be secured again?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
4.1.21  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.20    2 weeks ago

At least the wall would have been a deterrent and slowed it down rather than just leaving it wide ass open.

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
4.1.22  George  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.20    2 weeks ago
How was the border going to be secured again?

Obviously without the help of the traitorous piece of shit democrats in Congress.

 
 
 
Gazoo
Junior Silent
4.1.23  Gazoo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.21    2 weeks ago

A border wall would slow crossings to a trickle.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.24  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.21    2 weeks ago

oh, gosh, wouldn't that make it harder for aliens to come here illegally?

 
 
 
Gazoo
Junior Silent
4.1.25  Gazoo  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.24    2 weeks ago

It would but that doesn’t seem to be something the liberal lefties want.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.26  Ozzwald  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.1.21    2 weeks ago

At least the wall would have been a deterrent and slowed it down rather than just leaving it wide ass open.

So not secured.  Spend billions of dollars to slow people down temporarily.  $50 sawzalls from Home Depot are carving up the fence.  But you feel the money would be well spent??????

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.27  Ozzwald  replied to  George @4.1.22    2 weeks ago
Obviously without the help of the traitorous piece of shit democrats in Congress.

You're again avoiding the question.  How do you secure a 2000 mile border?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.28  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.26    2 weeks ago

Slowing down would be a vast improvement for Biden.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @4    3 weeks ago

What the fuck do crime rates have to do with this story about two aliens committing a horrible crime?

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
4.2.1  Hallux  replied to  Texan1211 @4.2    3 weeks ago
What the fuck do crime rates have to do with this story about two aliens committing a horrible crime?

No kidding, after all they are only being used to paint all other aliens with the same brush.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @4.2.1    3 weeks ago
No kidding, after all they are only being used to paint all other aliens with the same brush.

or cited here to deflect from Biden's obvious failures regarding the border.

yeah, that's the ticket!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ozzwald @4    3 weeks ago
In 2018, the illegal immigrant criminal conviction rate was 782 per 100,000 illegal immigrants, 535 per 100,000 legal immigrants, and 1,422 per 100,000 native‐​born Americans.

It's additive though, immigrants and migrants aren't replacing native born so as there numbers rise, the total crime rate rises regardless of their indivigual rates.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.3    3 weeks ago

Does it seem as ignorant to you as it does to me to cite crime stats for illegal aliens?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Senior Expert
4.3.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @4.3.1    3 weeks ago

Yes, and a lower individual number isn't surprising as they risk more than incarceration, they also risk deportation.  Bottom line:  alien crime increase US crime.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.3.3  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.3.2    3 weeks ago

I wonder if being in the country illegally is considered part of those crime stats being bandied about?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
4.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @4    3 weeks ago
And as a counter point....

You offer deflection.  And a shitty one at that.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Participates
5  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

It is doubtful that Biden can stand and stay on message for 90 minutes straight.

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Greg Jones @5    3 weeks ago

Jacked up Joe will be good for 90 minutes.

Right now, they have him working on being able to stand for 90 minutes.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    3 weeks ago

Jacked up on what?

What is #34 taking, pcp?  Or maybe meth mixed with pcp sounds more like it

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

Whatever it was that Joe was on during the State of the Union.

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
5.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.2    3 weeks ago
Whatever it was that Joe was on during the State of the Union.

If he's like me, cod-liver oil ... remarkable stuff that fuels synapses. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @5.1.3    3 weeks ago

Maybe we should all take it.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Guide
5.1.5  MrFrost  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.2    2 weeks ago

Whatever it was that Joe was on during the State of the Union.

Do you parrot everything trump says? LOL

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
5.1.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.1    2 weeks ago
What is #34 taking, pcp?

Given he's been dead since 1969 I don't think he's taking anything.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.2  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @5    3 weeks ago

Why do these people never portray #34 accurately?  As he is - a big fat sweaty pig in an ill-fitting suit?

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
5.2.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @5.2    2 weeks ago

He doesn't look so bad to me.

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Hallux
PhD Principal
5.3  Hallux  replied to  Greg Jones @5    3 weeks ago

Thank 'god' for propagandists like Branco who truthfully draw Trump as a healthy 50 year old ... the commie lefty press tries to tell us he's 78.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @5.3    3 weeks ago

Hopefully we'll all be that healthy at 78.

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
5.3.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.3.1    3 weeks ago

I don't know about 'we' but then I'm far more concerned with the health of my soul ... "man does not live by bread alone" and all that sort of stuff.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.3.3  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.3.1    2 weeks ago

'That' healthy?

OMG - really?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.3.4  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.3.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah, all big fat sweaty pigs are 'that healthy' whatever that's supposed to mean.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
8  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Congrats to Sheri Biggs

Sheri Biggs, a nurse practitioner who had the backing of Gov. Henry McMaster, defeated her GOP primary challenger in a Tuesday runoff election to clinch the Republican nomination to replace outgoing GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan in South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District.

The runoff election between GOP candidates Mark Burns and Sheri Biggs was triggered earlier this month after neither candidate received a majority of the vote in the state’s Republican primary election for the district.

Burns received around 33% of the vote, receiving a little more than 27,000 votes in the June 11 primary election. Biggs received about 28% of the vote in the same election, garnering just over 23,500 votes.

Biggs, a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard, ran as a “pro-life, pro-Second Amendment lifelong Republican.”

Sheri Biggs wins South Carolina GOP primary runoff election to succeed Rep. Duncan (nypost.com)

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
8.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Vic Eldred @8    3 weeks ago

“Congrats to…”

Good to see you are satisfied with the primary election results. Hopefully the same level of acceptance in the process will carry over to the upcoming general election. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  afrayedknot @8.1    3 weeks ago

Don't really see how anyone will be happy after November's election.

Happy about what?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
8.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  afrayedknot @8.1    3 weeks ago
Hopefully the same level of acceptance will carry over to the upcoming general election. 

That goes both ways.  

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
8.1.3  afrayedknot  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1.1    3 weeks ago

“Happy about what?”

That our election process works regardless of what candidates are placed before us. Candidates come and go, but we should all be appreciative of the integrity of the system, lest we become apathetic in the face of some who ignorantly discount its legitimacy. 

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
8.1.4  afrayedknot  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @8.1.2    3 weeks ago

“That goes both ways.”

When we eventually ignore the question of ‘sides’, that is the only way to achieve all we were meant to be as a country. 

The lunatic fringes will never be satisfied, but the rest of us have much more interest and thus more incentive to do our best to not let partisanship dictate our future. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  afrayedknot @8.1.3    3 weeks ago
That our election process works regardless of what candidates are placed before us.

Yeah, the system has been in place for quite a while now.

Personally, I am ashamed we have such shitty candidates and will never be happy or pretend to be happy about it.

But, hey, kumbaya, right?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  afrayedknot @8.1.4    3 weeks ago

This is the lunatic fringe here on NT

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
8.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  afrayedknot @8.1    3 weeks ago

You sound very confident.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
8.1.8  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  afrayedknot @8.1.4    3 weeks ago
but the rest of us

The "rest of us" have yet to condemn a heinous murder.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
8.1.9  afrayedknot  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.7    2 weeks ago

“You sound very confident.”

You sound very conflicted. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
8.1.10  JohnRussell  replied to  afrayedknot @8.1.3    2 weeks ago

1. The country is already apathetic. If it werent Trump never would have been elected in the first place. 

2.   "our election process works regardless of what candidates are placed before us."

Half the country believes in conspiracy theories, and votes on these beliefs.  America is in trouble that it will take many years to dig out of. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

The Supreme Court on Wednesday tossed out claims that the Biden administration unlawfully pressured social media companies to removing certain content.

The high court overturned an injunction that would have placed limits on contact between government officials and social media companies on a series of issues. 

The Republican attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri and five social media users had filed a lawsuit alleging that U.S. government officials put pressure on social media platforms to censor certain content. 

The court ruled 6-3 that the plaintiffs lacked the standing to sue.

Supreme Court throws out claims Biden admin. pressured social media companies to remove content | Just The News


Huge victory for anti-speech movement.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    3 weeks ago

'Huge victory for anti-speech movement'

You've got a lot more work to do

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @9.1    3 weeks ago
You've got a lot more work to do

I think I'm winning the free speech battle here.[]


 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
9.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    3 weeks ago
Huge victory for anti-speech movement.

Says the guy who wants to duct tape just about every teacher in just about every educational institution. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @9.2    3 weeks ago

Is every teacher a Marxist?

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
9.2.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.2.1    3 weeks ago

You have a tendency to paint them as such just as you use a few awful crimes to paint an entire group as criminals. It's your modus operandi. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.2.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @9.2.2    3 weeks ago

They are overrepresented and have had a huge influence over our children.

Try not to get personal. I think you can do better.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Professor Participates
9.2.4  Snuffy  replied to  Hallux @9.2    3 weeks ago
Says the guy who wants to duct tape just about every teacher in just about every educational institution. 

Considering the sorry state of the American population, I believe he wants teachers to teach what actually matters. He doesn't want to duct tape them, he wants them to actually do their job. When you consider that 54% of the American population have a literacy rate below a sixth-grade level, that's shameful. The numbers for adult numeracy isn't much better, where only 70% of adults understand math well enough to be graded level 2.

  1. Nationwide, on average,   79%   of U.S. adults are literate in 2022.   21%   of adults in the US are illiterate in 2022.
  2. 54%   of adults have a literacy below sixth-grade level.
  3. 21%   of Americans 18 and older are illiterate in 2022.
  4. Low literacy rates end up costing Americans up to   $ 2.2 trillion   every year.
  5. 34%   of the people 18 and older with low literacy proficiency weren't born in the United States.
  6. The state with the highest rate of child literacy is   Massachusetts , with over 80% of kids there having good proficiency in reading.
  7. New Mexico   has the lowest literacy rate for children, with over 30% of the state's children being illiterate.
  8. New Hampshire   has the most people 18 and older that are literate, with over 90% of them knowing how to read and write.
  9. California   has the lowest literacy rate in the country, with 23% of them having little to no proficiency in reading skills.
  10. Throughout the US, there were   66% of children   in the fourth grade couldn't read well in 2013.

55 US Literacy Statistics: Literacy Rate, Average Reading Level (crossrivertherapy.com)

Over two in three (70 percent) U.S. 
adults have sufficient numeracy skills 
to make calculations with whole 
numbers and percentages, estimate 
numbers or quantity, and interpret 
simple statistics in text or tables—
numeracy skills at level 2 or above 
in PIAAC (OECD 2013). In contrast, 
nearly one in three U.S. adults (30 
percent) has difficulty completing 
such tasks in English (FIGURE 1). 
This translates into 62.7 million U.S. 
adults who possess low numeracy 
skills in English: 38.6 million at level 
1, 16.0 million below level 1, while 
8.2 million could not participate in 
PIAAC’s background survey either 
because of a language barrier or a 
cognitive or physical inability to be 
interviewed. These adults who were 
unable to participate are categorized 
as having low numeracy skills, as is 
done in international reports (OECD 
2013), although no direct assessment 
of their skills is available

Data Point: Adult Numeracy in the United States

The American education system has fallen so far behind the rest of the world and what do the loudest voices scream for? More money and teaching equity. Fuck em, they need to get back to the basics.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.2.5  Texan1211  replied to  Snuffy @9.2.4    3 weeks ago
Considering the sorry state of the American population, I believe he wants teachers to teach what actually matters. He doesn't want to duct tape them, he wants them to actually do their job. When you consider that 54% of the American population have a literacy rate below a sixth-grade level, that's shameful. The numbers for adult numeracy isn't much better, where only 70% of adults understand math well enough to be graded level 2.

What?!?!

Teachers TEACHING?

Wow.......such a novel concept today!

The American education system has fallen so far behind the rest of the world and what do the loudest voices scream for? More money and teaching equity. Fuck em, they need to get back to the basics.

Mo' money, mo' money!

 
 
 
Hallux
PhD Principal
9.2.6  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @9.2.3    3 weeks ago
Try not to get personal. I think you can do better.

I told you a number of times to drop 'revenge', it's not a balm and will keep you from doing better.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
9.2.7  Ronin2  replied to  Hallux @9.2.6    2 weeks ago

When will Democrats/leftists stop supporting criminals?

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
9.2.8  George  replied to  Ronin2 @9.2.7    2 weeks ago

When they start voting republican?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
9.2.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @9.2.7    2 weeks ago

When they inconvenience them.  Like when they start, murdering, raping and mugging  them.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
10  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Crowds of violent Kenyans stormed their own Parliament building 

Storming their own Parliament buildings? What total barbarians!!!

(Thank goodness we live in America-- because no Americans would ever do anything like that!)

 
 

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