October 11, 2016

Another Stupid Fact Check: AP Says Trump ‘Only Partially True’ Claiming Assad ‘Is Killing ISIS’

This latest edition of “Stupid Fact Checks” by Hillary Clinton lapdogs posing as objective reporters comes from the Associated Press. It’s a doozy.

Shortly after the conclusion of Sunday’s second presidential debate, in reaction to Trump’s statement that “Assad is killing ISIS,” the AP tweeted: “Trump wrong that Syria’s Assad is fighting Islamic State militants.” There’s one insurmountable problem with that statement, namely that, as PJ Media’s Patrick Poole noted, “recent AP reporting documented fighting between the Syrian regime and ISIS.” The plot thickened from there, to what should be the wire service’s complete embarrassment.

The AP should have simply pulled the tweet and said, “We were wrong, and we’re sorry. Stuff happens.”

Of course it didn’t, because doing so would mean admitting that Trump was right, and we can’t have that — ever.

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New York City Elections Official: ‘There’s a Lot of Voter Fraud’ How Does the Press Not Already Know?

The left insists that “voter fraud is very rare” and that “voter impersonation is nearly non-existent.” The press has consistently almost completely ignored evidence that voter fraud and voter impersonation are serious and growing problems.

One can expect that indifference will continue to be the norm even after the latest video produced by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. The video shows a Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections Alan Schulkin of New York County, which is the county-level name for the Manhattan borough of New York City, at a holiday party in December 2015 “admitting that there is widespread voter fraud in New York City.” The practices he describes are apparently so pervasive that one has to wonder why the New York City media — from the New York Times, the New York Post (which at least has voiced some general concerns) and the Daily News down to the local borough publications — have failed to note and report what has been happening right under their collective noses.

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‘There Is No Voter Fraud’ Update: From New York

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 3:17 pm

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Positivity: These nuns provide ‘death with dignity’ – but it’s not assisted suicide

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:25 am

From Washington:

Oct 11, 2016 / 06:06 am

As states around the country consider legalizing physician-assisted suicide, “death with dignity” looks markedly different for patients under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

In her nearly 30 years with the order that cares for the “elderly poor,” Sister Constance Veit, L.S.P. says she has never seen or heard a patient asking for a lethal prescription.

“I think that’s because they are surrounded with a caring human and spiritual presence in our homes,” she told an audience at the Heritage Foundation.

Sister Constance was part of a 2015 panel in Washington, D.C., on caring respectfully for the elderly sick. The event was titled “Living Life to Its Fullest.”

End-of-life care was placed in the national spotlight the previous year, when 29 year-old Brittany Maynard publicly announced her decision to take a lethal prescription rather than suffer terminal cancer.

In describing her situation, Maynard used terms that Sister Constance says she has never heard from the patients under her care, like “purposeless prolonged pain” and “prolonged involuntary suffering and shame.”

“I have never heard any of our residents use the word ‘shame’ in the context of their suffering and dying,” she said.

Maynard’s story caught the attention of many and brought about a national debate on physician-assisted suicide, which is already legal in some states. The Colorado state senate defeated an assisted suicide bill last year, but now voters this fall will be faced with a ballot measure seeking to legalize it. Washington, D.C. City Council will also consider an assisted suicide proposal in the coming days.

The Death With Dignity National Center is pushing for these laws around the country.

Critics say the laws would unfairly pressure the elderly and disabled to end their lives. They charge such laws would normalize suicide as a solution to problems and decrease respect for life in American culture.

Caring for the elderly in their final days, the Little Sisters of the Poor say that a patient and his or her loved ones can experience a tremendous amount of good in their last days together that would be lost if they decided to take their life prematurely.

Patients of the Little Sisters are cared for and pain is relieved – all that can be done for the sick patient is attempted. The patient is accompanied around the clock.

“I would say that the room of a dying person almost becomes the spiritual center of our house at that point for those days,” Sister Constance said. “Our home is their home.” …

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