Andylit posts “…The professionals have called for hardening the schools, adding armed guards and enforcing “closed” campus methods for more than 20 years…” and, of course, Andy posits that it all the Left’s fault because none of those things have been done.
That’s a “cop out” on the part of the Right because NOT ONCE have they advanced any way that those “security” features could be financed – we’re talking trillions upon trillions of dollars, and that’s AFTER the thousands of school districts agreed to spend the money needed for the plan to work!
It is not useful for anything other than as a “talking point” with which to cudgel the Left over the head. It’s usefulness is somewhat beyond training pigs to fly and using unicorns as sources of viable transportation!
I will stipulate that IF you are significantly naive and uneducated in the way the world works, and IF you have absolutely NO CLUE about how the American educational system is both financed and controlled – then the argument concerning hardening the schools, adding armed guards and enforcing “closed” campus methods MIGHT make a certain sense to you – as long as you don’t examine how it could be implemented, too closely!
Not acceptable during a trial , but perfectly permissible during an inquiry.
I wish to extend my “thanks” to you, Jeff, for making my point for me – that point being that, until we have NATIONAL gun control laws enacted, little can be done about weaponry in the hands of the irresponsible public.
I strongly believe that Donald John Trump WILL be impeached; I also strongly syspect that the gutless wonders in the Senate will fail to convict.
Trump is a tool of the Russians. Every action that Trump has taken in the last three years has been of material benefit to Putin and the Russians.
McConnell and Graham are both willing supporters of the Russian line, and our country is being subverted hourly to serve the cause of Putin.
I’m going to waste some time here and point out a couple of salient points here that won’t make ANY sense to you, at all.
Both witnesses were “fact” witnesses – not “eye” witnesses. Hearsay is perfectly acceptable, and, keep in mind that "hearsay IS NOT THE SAME AS OPINION – they are in no wise an equivalent “thing”.
Remember, the House of Representatives impeachment process IS NOT A TRIAL! The trial takes place in the Senate once the House determines there is reasonable cause to impeach. The impeachment process in the House is the equivalent of a Grand Jury attempting to ascertain whether a crime has been committed – There is no prosecution nor defense – that’s all in the Senate.
You are getting the cart before the horse, here.
Not really sure WHAT “Old Dude” is – he’s been around for a while but he doesn’t “follow” any of the comics on this cartoon web site. Interesting.
Actually, Greg, if you HAVE a conscience, you can’t.
Actually, he did – you simply have to have the stomach to read the conversation summary (he’s NEVER released an actual “transcript” of his call to the president of Ukraine) the aide solicitation comes right after he says he needs “a favor, though…”.
And, yes, he DID actively solicit help from at least two foreign entities – it was nationally televised!
I cannot imagine where your head might be to not to have seen that little bit of historical footage, but he did, indeed request help from both China AND Ukraine in digging up dirt on the Bidens and he did it before video cameras and reporters while standing on the White House lawn (actually on the pavement beside the lawn.).
I don’t think it’s so much that I’m suffering from T.D.S., but rather it’s a case of him being an I.D.I.O.T..
And as a final note, what the heck does Hillary have to do with anything? That’s a “false equivalence” I’d managed to break my children from utilizing by the time they were 10 or 11!
It never was, but it’s all they’ve got since Donnie John has been anything but quiet about his overwhelming guilt in the “guns for investigation” scheme he and his administration tried to cook up.
The various conspiracies Trump bought into would be pathetic if they weren’t so damaging to our country.
We need to avoid electing “unstable” people to public office – and just exactly HOW do we detect them?
Well, one dead giveaway is when they declare that they are “very stable”!
The last time I watched a “game show”, start to finish, was just before Charles Van Doren was exposed as a cheat on “The $64,000 Question” game show. (and I always thought the “Isolation Booth” was hokey stagecraft, even then)