Weekly News October 1-7, 2018
Beginning this month, we will run Weekly Headlines instead of Daily, tho will add to the post throughout the week. (Mid-terms fast approaching and time is better spent getting Democrats elected.)
Hypocrisy Ag Edition
As Joan Rivers would say, "Can we talk?"
Scrolling through the headlines, it strikes me, almost every single article exposed the hypocrisy of the society we live in. Agriculture is first up - with the first article in the linked headlines. Aside from the utter hypocrisy of Devin Nunes playing the humble dairy farmer from California, it also points out the utter hypocrisy of Trump supporters that flat out admit they want to hire immigrants at $14/hour because legal citizens would want $20. Devin's family sold the farm in California nearly a decade ago and moved the operation to Iowa - Rep. Steve King's Iowa.
According to the locals interviewed in the article, nearly 100% of the workforce on the dairies around Sidley, Iowa - including Nunes NuStar dairy - are undocumented immigrants.
That brings us to our second case of Agricultural Hypocrisy
Senator Chuck Grassely and Senator Jon Tester are apparently both applying for Farm Aid that is being offered to offset the disastrous effects of Trump's Tariff War. While Democrats are powerless do more than complain about the Trade War, Grassley and fellow congressional Republicans - with bipartisan support from Democrats - could put a stop to it. They won't. Grassley is a hypocrite,
Further, the texts show Kavanaugh may need to be questioned about how far back he anticipated that Ramirez would air allegations against him. Berchem says in her memo that Kavanaugh “and/or” his friends “may have initiated an anticipatory narrative” as early as July to “conceal or discredit” Ramirez.
The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now it’s backing Brett Kavanaugh.