October 24, 2018

Under-reported Stories Catch-up (102418)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 7:43 am

Here’s today’s roundup of stories from earlier this month which haven’t gotten the attention they deserve, all of which should be considered relevant to voters’ decisions as to which candidates — and which party’s candidates — they should support at the polls during this election cycle:

Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrat who wants to be Arizona’s next senator,invited people in a now-closed Yahoo group to attend two events with Lynn Stewart, both in 2003.” Sinema described Stewart as merely “as an outspoken criminal defense lawyer.” Stewart aided and abetted the terrorist “blind sheikh,” and was eventually convicted and spent time in prison for doing so. Michelle Malkin, who did a stellar job of documenting the Stewart saga at her blog, and in 2014 posted a recap after Stewart was released from prison.

Sky News interviewed the UK’s Tommy Robinson, and produced a fake-news story completely twisting what he said; you have to see what they did, and you still might not believe it.  Robinson secretly recorded the interview to defend himself. Sky pulled the posted interview after 12 days, but as best I can tell has never apologized.

There are so many of these I could spend 24-7 on them and barely scratch the surface, but here’s the saga of John Hawkins and his interactions with the fake-news purveyors at the New York Times and Facebook’s operation purging conservatives’ accounts.

The press and Democrats (but I repeat myself) insist that voter fraud is a myth. No it’s not.

More fake news: “Daily Beast Reports GOP Wants to Jail Liberal Women, Forgets to Provide Evidence GOP Wants to Jail Liberal Women”

Rand Paul, commenting on the attempted massacre of congressional Republicans last year, has noted important facts the press virtually ignored: “When he (James Hodgkinson) came on the field with a semi-automatic weapon firing probably close to 200 shots at us, shooting five people and almost killing Steve Scalise, he was yelling ‘this is for healthcare!’ … He also had a list of conservative legislators, Republicans, in his pocket that he was willing to kill.”

Portland, Oregon’s mayor is letting antifa run rampant.

More fiction from Hillary Clinton: “Hillary Says Bill Clinton’s White House Affair Was Not an ‘Abuse of Power.’” Bill Clinton’s impeachment for obstruction of justice says otherwise.

The fake-news historical revisionism which won’t die: Washington Post Reporter Wrongly Blames Tea Party for Assassination Attempt on Gabby Giffords.”

There are way too many of these, they get way too little coverage and exposure, and the perpetrators rarely suffer the consequences they deserve: “A student senator named Anna Ayers was arrested for creating false alarms of anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiment via hate e-mails, which she sent to herself.”



Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (102418)

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: Synod bishop — ‘John Paul II guided me through my youth’

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Vatican City:

Oct 22, 2018 / 08:43 am

John Paul II spent much of his papacy speaking to youth. Now some of those youth are bishops.

On the feast of Saint John Paul II, one synod bishop reflected on how the Polish pope inspired generations of young people, including himself, to pursue holiness.

“Catholic youth want to implement ‘the civilization of love’ that was promised by John Paul II,” French Archbishop David Macaire said at a Vatican press conference Oct. 22.

The archbishop of Saint-Pierre and Fort-de-France in Martinique is in Rome for the 2018 Synod of Bishops convened Oct. 3-28 to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment.

“I attended my first World Youth Day when I was 19 years old in Santiago de Compostela,” Macaire said in French.

The 1989 World Youth Day in Spain was the fourth global meeting for young people established by the John Paul II, who went on to celebrate a total of 19 World Youth Days in his pontificate with millions of young people from all over the world.

“John Paul II guided me through my youth,” Archbishop Macaire said.

Synod fathers should convey the Gospel, he continued, because “young people will receive this legacy.”

Earlier in the day, Pope Francis prayed at the tomb of Saint John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica. In April 2014, Pope Francis canonized John Paul II along with Pope John XXIII.

Go here for the rest of the story.