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  1. Gezza

     /  4th March 2019

    This caught my eye last night in The Herald.

    “A teacher was left speechless by her 10-year-old student’s work after she asked her grade 6 class to write a poem about dyslexia. The proud UK teacher, Jane Broadis, posted her student’s poem on social media on Thursday, saying she was blown away by how clever the piece was.”

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12208941

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  2. House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler says Trump obstructed justice, will request documents from 60-plus people in president’s circle

    Rep. Jerry Nadler said he believes President Donald Trump has obstructed justice,

    Nadler, D-NY, said his Judiciary Committee will request documents from more than 60 people in the White House, the Justice Department, and the Trump Organization — including top executives Donald Trump Jr. and Allen Weisselberg.

    Nadler, speaking days after Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified to Congress about multiple possible crimes by the president, pointedly stopped short of saying he would seek Trump’s impeachment.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/03/house-judiciary-committee-chair-nadler-says-trump-obstructed-justice.html

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  4th March 2019

      There are now many many threads seeming to indicate the Meuller enquiry will come up empty and so the Democrats are opening new avenues to keep “investigating”:

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  4th March 2019

    Trump’s job approval is creeping upwards again. This is an interesting take on why:
    https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/02/trump-just-might-have-won-the-2020-elect

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    • Gezza

       /  4th March 2019

      Trump isn’t the creator of post-factual politics in America, he is merely currently its most-gifted practitioner (oddly, his ideological and demographic counterpart and fellow New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may become a challenger to him on precisely this score). Trump may have next to no credibility in profoundly disturbing ways, but American politics has been drifting away from reality for the entire 21st century, when the 2000 election was essentially decided by a coin flip, the United States entered the Iraq War under false premises, and Barack Obama took home Politifact’s 2013 “Lie of the Year” award and dissembled unconvincingly in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations.

      Form a libertarian website author who says he isn’t a Trump fanboi and then writes a lengthy article showing that he is. Bizarro world.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  4th March 2019

        You don’t have to admire the man to recognise his achievements. Nothing bizarre about that

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        • Gezza

           /  4th March 2019

          There’s just something really dodgy about how so many libertarians admire the so-called achievements of a self-promoting life-long con man & pathological liar who makes endless, exaggerated false claims, that often don’t stand up to scrutiny, or are not what they seem, including claiming credit for various gains and upward trends that happen cyclically anyway, and/or were happening already under his predecessor, simply because being like that has allegedly got him a lot of money – so the fact that he’s an arsehole on steroids, to them, doesn’t matter. It matters.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  4th March 2019

            Your “because” clause is silly crap. All politicians take credit for everything that goes well and make endless exaggerated claims.

            Libertarians simply rationally note what is successful as Lefties irrationally proclaim their own higher morality.

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            • Gezza

               /  4th March 2019

              Libertarians simply pick and choose what supports their worldview.

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