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Yeah, but Republicans don't like being "ideological" and don't think they can sell freedom and limited government. They don't really want to shrink or limit government, they just want to persuade us they can run big government "better."
True. It was never designed or intended to be a viable healthcare financing system, but a bomb for blowing up what was left of private medicine and health insurance so our betters could confiscate even more from us in the name of our "health coverage" then decide who gets what, cover birth control, abortion, and diseases associated with "lifestyles," while letting those not found worthy die on waiting lists and stop consuming resources, and using it as a pretext for controlling & spying on the rest of us.
On one hand, not pressing Obamacare at this moment is probably sound strategy. There haven't been any recent "gotchas" and one doesn't want to fatigue the public with constant flogging when there are more "gotcha" moments coming up, and reviving it as an issue is best timed for closer to the election. The pop media indeed would like to persuade everyone the subject went away, everybody else likes it even if it shafted you, and it's a loser for Republicans to run on. On the other hand, establishment careerist Republicans probably really would like it to go away as an issue, so they can stay or get in office without addressing it and then tweak and "fix" it and "run it better", instead of going to the trouble of tossing it out and getting talked about nasty.
Whenever one of these incidents hits the news, hyped and exaggerated by the media establishment to fit their template and agenda, 2 types can be expected to swarm out, in addition to those family & community who actually knew the deceased and are perhaps legitimately dismayed as the lies circle the world while the facts are still getting out of bed. (1) Thugs and loafers, often from out of town, looking for opportunities to loot and raise hell on almost any pretext. (2) The celebrities of the Race Racket and other leftist agitators looking for a camera in which to stick their mug and a microphone in which to blather and spew.
Seems to me as if the high-water mark for race relations was actually during the 1980's, the Reagan Administration, before gangsta rap and massive glorification of "gangsta" culture kicked in (deliberately, IMO.) Though Jesse Jackson had been around (and was disregarded by then), the 1990's brought us Al Crown Heights Tawana Brawley Sharpton presented not as a huckster liar and riot-inciter but as a "civil rights movement" leader! Not to mention the yuck-yuck "first black President" and an obsession with played-up or even fictional church burnings! I do believe there had been an orchestrated scheme kicking in c. 1990 to bring back racialism as a hot issue and to restore power and prestige to the Race Racket.
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Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 6:02 PM
The establishment media in these type cases work from a predetermined narrative and a template. They are not here to tell us what happened, but to instruct us with one of their "liberal" social "justice" parables with names of actual persons given to the characters.
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Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 5:58 PM
Don't forget how the Treyvon Martin case was initially reported v. how the facts eventually came out, even though Zimmerman isn't a police officer. The pop media went so far to inflame passions and spread a false notion as to get a photo of Martin when he was a fresh-faced 13-yr old with no piercings, tats, grill, or snarling 'tude, and run that as if it were representative of the young man who was actually shot. Those in the know about "lean" (I'd never heard of it until the Martin case hit the news cycle) must have snickered every time some commentator sobbed about the little boy just out buying watermelon soda and Skittles! Every reference to him, as with Brown, was "unarmed unarmed unarmed" though we find out Martin actually was armed with a huge slab of asphalt covering the street against which he was beating Zimmerman's head for looking at him wrong. The news crew even tried to blur out the injury on Z's head initially. They even invented a new racial identity group (when they realized oopsie Zimmerman wasn't Jewish or German or something!) to tag Zimmerman with called "white Hispanic," to separate him out from the invented racial group "Hispanic!"
Was a hostage situation ever alleged in this? NO. A crummy alleged drug deal, done by a non-resident. That's all. Probably a real hostage situation would be better handled by the state of Georgia. A state should be the minimum entity in most cases to be able to properly fund recruit, equip, and maintain a serious SWAT team for truly serious situations. May God help you and your family if you & yours are targeted by mistake or perhaps a malicious false report or "Swatting"! Shoot 1st, ask questions later, right?
This case is a far better example of over-militarized police and overzealous adrenaline-soaked paramilitary enforcement than in Ferguson, MO, where riot police were responding to actual, you know, riots. The original allegation didn't remotely justify such an extreme response, even if the person of interest had actually been there. What really brings it home to me is that's near my mother's hometown and I still have family not far from there.
There is no defense at a grand jury hearing. Only the prosecutor is heard from. Often a defendant may be unaware this is even going on.
Also, bear in mind they only hear from one side. Anyway, manipulation of a grand jury is a basic skill in a DA's repertoire. As the saying goes, a competent prosecutor should be able to indict a ham sandwich. Almost any case too weak to persuade a grand jury generally doesn't get put in front of one to begin with. There's some reason to believe potential Austin jurors dislike Perry and Texas Republicans anyway.
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