California. Southern California is where I’ve spent the better part of my life on this planet. The Golden State. Eureka. Stunningly beautiful. Sun. Beaches as far as your eyes can see up and down the coast. Twenty five cents and 15 minutes one way on the Santa Monica blue line, to the pier.
Pope Francis decried the fear of migrants Thursday during his visit to Panama, seemingly advocating for the migrant caravans that flooded the southern U.S. border.
Francis made the comments during his visit to preside over World Youth Day in Panama amid the fomenting of more migrant caravans in Central America. The pontiff urged church leaders to advocate for hospitality and acceptance of migrants in the countries to which they try to gain entrance, which in past months have been Mexico and the U.S.
Early Friday, CNN cameras were on hand to capture the FBI raid and arrest of political operative Roger Stone, who was charged by the Robert Mueller’s Justice Department special counsel probe and indicted by a grand jury on seven counts, which include obstruction, false statements and witness tampering.
Dear Madam Speaker:
In recent months, concerns have been raised in certain circles on Capital Hill, regarding your fitness to hold public office. The media have been all too happy to report your every blunder when speaking publicly. Because they focus on your mispronunciations and repeated failures to recall the name of the current Commander in Chief, these concerns, in my opinion, have gained traction.
Therefore, may I suggest Madam Speaker undergo a brief cognitive skills assessment test? To put to rest once and for all, any doubts members in your own party may be harboring as well as those in leadership positions within the republican party, as to your fitness to hold public office, the exam is best administered in a public setting. Should you agree, this would go a long way in regaining the confidence of the citizens of this nation, that have been swayed by the rumblings within your party from certain individuals determined to undermine your authority.
In 2018, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, underwent such an exam after similar questions were raised regarding his psychological fitness to hold office. The Commander in Chief was tested in a private setting. Were it administered publicly, assuming you agree to such a test, it would present a perfect opportunity to show the people of the United States, you are indeed as fit, if not more so than the President himself.
Was it not you, Madam Speaker, that recently proclaimed the Constitution considers the office you hold, Speaker of the House, equal to that of the Executive?
Never mind. I believe that was one of the countless word-salads you’ve tossed around lately, which planted the seeds of doubt regarding your cognitive fitness in the first place.
Concerned in D.C.
The United States will return the first group of migrants seeking U.S. asylum to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, a Mexican government spokesman said on Thursday.
In a major policy change, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration said on Dec. 20 it would send migrants who cross the U.S. southern border back to wait in Mexico while their asylum requests are processed.
The first thing the C.I.A. does before they run a coup d’état anywhere, is take over the television stations, radio signals and major newspapers. Whether the power is cut or the building is flooded, the C.I.A. uses any means necessary to stop the presses and interrupt the signals. This is standard operating procedure. They do this surreptitiously. Once they have control of the media, before they move forward with a coup, the media gaslights the population with endless propaganda similar to what they have done to the people of the United States since Donald Trump was elected.
A few hours after President Trump told Speaker Pelosi he would accept her earlier invitation to deliver his SOTU speech in the House, daring Pelosi to rescind her invitation, the Democrat leader responded angrily doing just that, blocking the President from delivering his annual address next Tuesday: