May 17, 2018

NY Times Leads the Way in Lying About Trump’s MS-13 ‘Animals’ Comment

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a California Sanctuary State Roundtable at the White House’s Cabinet Room. During a discussion with Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, Trump referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals.” Though there is no conceivable way his remarks could be misinterpreted, a significant percentage of an establishment press which apparently just can’t help itself, with the New York Times leading the way, has decided that Trump was referring to all illegal immigrants.

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AP’s Coverage of April Budget Surplus Ignores Record Collections

In its April 2018 Month Treasury Statement, the federal government reported that it ran an all-time single-month record $214 billion surplus, primarily because it took in $510 billion in receipts, also a record. Josh Boak at the Associated Press ignored the collections record, presented a different and far smaller out-of-context collections figure, and falsely claimed that the increase in fiscal 2018′s seven-month budget deficit compared to last year is due to the Republican Congress’s tax cuts — even though they were passed in December, and even though federal spending has skyrocketed.

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Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051718)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: 15,000 Canadians march for life in Ottawa

Filed under: Life-Based News,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Ottawa, Canada:

May 11, 2018 / 04:31 pm

An estimated 15,000 people attended the Canadian March for Life on Thursday in Ottawa.

James Hughes, national president of the Campaign Life Coalition, said marchers were upbeat, and the clergy powerfully represented the faith.

“Mother Teresa on Parliament Hill back in the late ‘80s … turned to me and said ‘the interesting thing about the prolife movement is that it is ordinary people doing extraordinary things for God’,” Hughes recounted.

Pro-choice activists blocked the original route for this year’s march. Organizers were prepared, Hughes said, and had prepared alternate routes in advance. They also beefed up security.

… The Canadian March for Life began 21 years ago, when Hughes was encouraged to start it by Nellie Gray, the founder for the annual pro-life march in Washington D.C.

Go here for the full the story.