In Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, five people were criminally charged with felony voter fraud on Thursday. Their offense was, allegedly, using a post office box rather than a physical address on registration forms. The charges carry sentences of up to three and a half years in prison and a $10,000 fine, and would suspend the right to vote of any person convicted.
One of the people charged was homeless, and living in his truck at the time; a married couple was reportedly living in an R.V. and traveling the country.
Tonight, angry Democrats stormed out of a meeting with the President on border security after failing to reach an agreement over the color of the new wall panels presently under construction in the Sonora Desert.
“This is an unprecedented abuse of power,” said Minority Leader Schumer. “No president should hold the government hostage.” (more…)
Whether it’s the news sites or more interactive social media, we keep running into the same effect. I know you’ve seen it, but I’ll remind you anyway. There’s this picture of a ragged guy on the sidewalk wearing his old army jacket. The caption reads “Take care of homeless vets before feeding refugees!”
To some this makes perfect sense; to others it’s horribly offensive. To me it’s an obvious trick, a false dichotomy — don’t fall for it. (more…)
It used to be that our exposure to the horrible things in the world was limited to the paper in the morning and Uncle Walter’s broadcast in the evening. Now that we’ve got 24-hour news channels, though, we’re inundated. Awful things are happening all the time and the whole universe is eager to tell us. It’s coming from our speakers, our car radio, even social media. There’s fear and terror and horror everywhere, and there’s no escape. (more…)