All of this nonsense because you can’t simply admit that you made an overarching generalization.
“The counterpoint is that in fact police seem to concentrate on the rich and powerful…or at least the white and noticeable. “Just another dead n***er, probably gang or drug related, and the witnesses won’t ever cooperate with the police because they don’t actually care either,” is often the ACKNOWLEDGED attitude.”
Your statement above defines the attitude as a fact, includes all police and then implies broad acknowledgement by….whom? You STILL have not presented evidence of broad general acceptance of this idea. As I said early on, you built a strawman. And act affronted that I refuse to buy into it. I absolutely reject it in the context you use above.
I do not acknowledge your premise. I fact, I will quote the President of Police Association of Greater Dallas.
“The majority of the department doesn’t make posts that attack certain groups,” he said. “Most of us got it right.” But for those who were tagged, he said, it’s fair to look at their entire record before handing out discipline. “You have to take everything in together. The [employee’s] history. What did their statements really say? Did it really, really hurt somebody? Or was it just distasteful?”
Not a chance. I give it 2 weeks, tops.
He’s got it 100% right. It was like flipping a switch.
But it isn’t going to bring them back to the top. Fox lost 30%-40% of their audience depending on the time slot. They are sitting in the #3 spot (cable) for most of their prime time shows. Most of the lost viewers moved on to Newsmax and other outlets.
You ignore the point. The left insisted Trump was showing signs of dementia or other cognitive impairment. Nothing remotely close to the parade of problems Joe exhibits.
They demanded action, Trump gave them MMSE results. When Joe was asked, rather gently if you watch the tape, he got pissy about it and lied. And took SIX WEEKS to issue the correction, and then only because even some left leaning outlets were grumbling about the lack of answers.
Yes, we will see. You will see. But I’m quite sure you will find a way to spin it.
The wall which is not even close to completion was never intended to be the sole solution to the problem of illegal immigration, drugs and other smuggling. In the areas it was built (or upgraded) the number of crossings was and is dramatically reduced. Which frees up more manpower for the areas without a fence.
It was part of a larger plan that included expanding hi-tech and beefing up manpower. Add to that increasing pressure on Mexico and Central American nations to beef up border security and shut down the “caravans”.
But the single greatest change, one that would essentially dry up the flow of illegals within 6-12 months, is to simply enforce the laws on the books and expedite deportations. Boost them back across the border as fast as they come in. Make the journey absolutely worthless and useless by NOT releasing the with a court date 6 months from now so they can just vanish into the interior.
Yes, those particular jobs may be replaced, eventually. Which is very comforting to the guys who got laid off yesterday.
You want to help the US in the long run? Crush the influx of illegals. Begin the long process of removing those already here. Even the most conservative (used by liberals) estimates place the tax burden of illegals at a NET loss of $25-$30 Billion PER YEAR. More than the entire cost of the wall. Realistic estimates place the taxpayer cost closer to $100 Billion. PER YEAR.
At some point you should take a look at the building trades employment problems in AZ, NM and TX. During the housing boom prior to the crash the construction industry was booming in the SW. But unemployment among skilled trades was staggering. Why? The jobs were plentiful, but many, possibly most, were going to illegals at 1/2 or 1/3 the going rate.
Not really. The jobs are lost. Unless Joe’s infrastructure program includes a shit ton of new welded thick wall pipeline projects.
Do you remember the last round of infrastructure spending created by the Dem controlled Congress under Obama?
$787 Billion allocated to “stimulus”. Only $98 Billion allocated to actual construction projects. And, by 2012 only $28 Billion ended up actually spent on those projects.
Even if Joe’s plan is 4-5 times more efficient than Obama’s, we are still screwed.
“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction.” Mark McManus, the president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters.
“North America’s Building Trades Unions are deeply disappointed in the decision to cancel the Keystone XL permit on the President’s first official day in office. Environmental ideologues have now prevailed, and over a thousand union men and women have been terminated from employment on the project. On a historic day that is filled with hope and optimism for so many Americans and people around the world, tens of thousands of workers are left to wonder what the future holds for them. In the midst of a pandemic that has claimed 400 thousand American lives and has wreaked havoc on the economic security and standard of living of tens of millions more, we must all stand in their shoes and acknowledge the uncertainty and anxiety this government action has caused.” Union president Sean McGarvey.
“The Biden Administration’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on day one of his presidency is both insulting and disappointing to the thousands of hard-working LIUNA members who will lose good-paying, middle-class family-supporting jobs. By blocking this 100-percent union project, and pandering to environmental extremists, a thousand union jobs will immediately vanish and 10,000 additional jobs will be foregone.” Union president Terry O’Sullivan.
THEIR words, not mine.
The room is NEVER too old for observations about Muppet culture.
Ooops. I forgot to mention the 10,500 people who got fired down on the border. No wall, no jobs.
So that’s 21,500 on unemployment on Joe’s first day. But wait. What about all the suppurating jobs lost? People who make the pipe, who make the steel and readymix for the wall? How many layoffs at those plants? And the locals down the food chain?
Figure about 45,000 total jobs lost. Good job, Joe, good job.