January 12, 2021

Posted by orrinj at 8:36 PM

ALWAYS BET ON THE dEEP sTATE:


Posted by orrinj at 6:20 PM

WHICH IS WHY THE MIDDLE EAST DICTATORS AND DONALD ARE BIBI'S ALLIES...:

Rights group B'Tselem says Israel is an apartheid state (Jan 12, 2021, Al Monitor)

One of Israel's leading human rights organizations has labeled the country an "apartheid state" in an extraordinary step that is bound to draw backlash among conservative segments of Israeli society and from members of the government.

In a report entitled "This is Apartheid," B'Tselem said Israel has become a "regime of Jewish supremacy" with different rules for the Jewish Israeli and Palestinian populations in the territories under its control.

The analogy to white-ruled South Africa gained traction in the 1990s among dedicated advocates of the Palestinian cause for self-determination. The term has been used to challenge claims that Israel is a democratic state with a separate and temporary military occupation of Palestinian territories.

That distinction "has grown divorced from reality," B'Tselem's report alleged Tuesday.

"Most importantly, the distinction obfuscates the fact that the entire area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is organized under a single principle: advancing and cementing the supremacy of one group -- Jews -- over another -- Palestinians," it read.

...and Muslim democracies the enemy.
Posted by orrinj at 6:15 PM

DEPOSING EXTREMISTS IS THE FAMILY BUSINESS:

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney Says She Will Vote to Impeach Trump Over Capitol Riot (Blake Montgomery, Jan. 12, 2021, Daily Beast)

"What we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing," Cheney wrote in a statement. "There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution. I will vote to impeach the President."

Cheney is the second House Republican to vow to follow Democrats in impeaching Trump after Rep. John Katko (R-NY) said he would earlier Tuesday. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has said he supports impeachment but has not clarified if he will vote for it. 

Posted by orrinj at 6:03 PM

ALL FUN AND GAMES 'TIL DONALD MADE MITCH THE MINORITY LEADER:


Posted by orrinj at 12:00 AM

WE'RE WITH W:

Freshman GOP Reps. Peter Meijer and Nancy Mace emerge as Trump critics (Emily Brooks, January 11, 2021, Washington Examiner)

Rep. Peter Meijer, 32, of Michigan, made his displeasure of the president's role in the intrusion known in an op-ed for the Detroit News.

"While the Capitol was being assaulted by his supporters who were duped into believing the election was in fact a landslide victory and the true results could be overturned, Trump egged on these violent delusions," Meijer wrote. "If the Republican party ever hopes to regain the public's trust and lead the country forward after this heinous assault, it must first be honest with itself."

Rep. Nancy Mace, 43, of South Carolina, also expressed her frustration soon after the insurrection.

"Everything that he's worked for ... all of that, his entire legacy, was wiped out yesterday," Mace told Politico the morning after the siege. "We've got to start over."

Coming out against Trump and his supporters could put Mace and Meijer under scrutiny by members of their own party.

"They're going get some blowback from some of their voters. No doubt about it," said biographer and presidential historian Craig Shirley.

But in a party enraged over the Capitol breach and divided about the way the party moves forward in the future, they might not experience the same blowback from Republican leadership. Internal division, after all, has been a frequent feature of the party's politics.

"There will be more tolerance for more viewpoints right now than there has been in the last four years," Shirley said. "You might sum it up as Trumpism versus Reaganism over what is the future of the Republican Party."


Posted by orrinj at 12:00 AM

NO ONE WILL MISS WORK:

JCB unleashes world's first pothole killer (Morgan Meaker, 1/12/21, The Telegraph)

Britain's pothole crisis has been branded a national scandal by MPs and prompted residents to resort to graffiti in a bid to make councils fix craters plaguing local roads. 

But JCB has come up with a solution: a three-in-one pothole-repairing machine that promises to fix decaying roads in record time.

The PotholePro is a new digger-like device that the company said can fix a pothole in less than eight minutes - four times faster than existing methods and at half the cost. At that pace 700 potholes a month could be plugged.