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Jenna Ellis' court-read teary excuse for her actions essentially boils down to "I was too young, ambitious, and starry-eyed to worry my pretty little Christian head about truth."

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As the mother of four (!) college students who are Gen Z, I have to say that the barrage of coverage by the Bulwark regarding their generation's pro Hamas position is troubling to me.

What I worry most about is that all of this coverage seems to uplift what I believe to be a minority in their generation.

Regarding the Harvard nonsense that's been covered widely in the news, I think we all understand today that Harvard is... what's the word again? Oh yes, overrated. I mean, how.many bat shit crazy attorneys have graduated from this supposed elite institution?

You see the parallels?

We cannot blanket an entire generation (or a university) with what are gross generalizations that are derived from a small number.

Oh yes, and the human brain is not fully formed until the mid twenties. Let's give these people time to experiment and learn. That's something this Gen Xer got (thank God) prior to social media and doxxing.

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No one has a clue what the word genocidal means. Let's start with that premise.

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Oct 25, 2023·edited Oct 25, 2023

Kudos to Will Saletan for his analysis of our treatment of the Gaza Health Ministry as a news source. It breaks a big issue down into small chunks and goes through them step by step. It emphasizes facts and logic rather than emotion. And it focuses on our responsibility in interpreting sources like this, rather than trying to find saints and bogeymen in Gaza. Not only a good explainer, but also a good role model -- just the sort of thing we need more of.

(That I couldn't figure out for myself in the early days that "Gaza Health Ministry" meant "Hamas" -- with or without the guidance of the MSM -- still feels sobering. So I can use all the help I can get.)

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51% of 18-24 year olds believe the slaughtering of Israeli citizens is justified. Remind me again how the left doesn't have a problem with illiberalism? Remind me how we can ignore this, because something, something, MAGA(!), look the other way? Yes, the far-right is a clear and present danger to democracy, and MAGA must be vanquished. But, but, we can pay no attention to these numbers, because why? Isn't this place the Bulwark? You know, the place where people from the center-left and center-right can come together and reject all forms of illiberalism? Are we on the side of democracy, or on the side of partisans here?

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Oct 25, 2023·edited Oct 25, 2023

If elected, Johnson's tenure won't last until Christmas. He will have to engage with the real world when the appropriations deal has to be renegotiated in November. The crazies don't do real world and, once he has to negotiate with the Senate and President, he will be forced to rely on Democratic votes to stop whatever government shutdown we have (and we 100% will have a shutdown). Once that happens, he's out. The boys (and girls) in the plastic bubble die when they are exposed to the real world.

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I think Nick Cattagio's comments, "Forgiving Jenna Ellis?" bear remembering. "Ellis and her co-conspirators tried to nullify my vote by overturning the election on preposterously flimsy and conspiratorial pretenses." Trump and his gang wanted (and would still) steal my vote and your vote!

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Thanks, Charlie. Our country is truly screwed, and we absolutely did it to ourselves. Your entire column describes insanity from every angle, and now it is normal. I fear we “not the crazy ones” have fully lost this war. It is impossible to imagine, but it is about to happen.

Also, JMFK, you nailed Jenna Ellis! As a Christian myself, she makes me literally ill. But the fact anyone even knows who she is, and that she and her cohorts pursued nonsensical, immoral, unethical and truly criminal positions with a straight face, and got away with it, is OUR problem. Our country is morally, spiritually and politically bankrupt.

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We have moral monsters amongst us.

Johnson is almost a textbook definition of a little Eichmann.

And anyone who thinks that Hamas slaughtering civilians is justifiable should be shunned.

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founding

Jenna's best defense would be claiming Rudy's farts stopped her from thinking straight.

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Trump should not have veto power over who gets to be Speaker of the House. The only reason he has this power is cuz the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy is behind him. Per Viktor Orban's 12-Point Recipe for Christian Conservative Success: "The fourth point is that we must have the media".

Trump says "Voting for a Globalist RINO like Tom Emmer would be a tragic mistake!" Voting for a narcissist con man like Donald Trump was the tragic mistake. Voting to give MAGA/AF/GOP control of the House was another tragic mistake. Let's stop making tragic mistakes!

#SaveAmerica #NeverMAGA #NeverDeniers #NeverFraudsters

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With Jenna Ellis, the Christian Jenna Ellis, in the news representing the Xn faith as tinted lipgloss on a domesticated Suidae, I thought I’d share a bit of (much needed) good news Mr. Mel ladi and I got yesterday.

We took our new, young (evangelical, Pentecostal) pastor and his wife out for breakfast finally. Mr. Mel ladi launched into talking about his struggle with the political yak that happens in our congregation. Bottom line, come to find out our new pastor didn’t vote for Trump and will never vote for Trump and is baffled by Xn support of the orange tub.

Hallelujah! Got to take our wins where we can find ‘em, right?

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Well, this kind of ruined my morning. Republican antics have started to actually turn my stomach. People say 'I'm sick of this' all the time, but it's come to the point where I really am, physically, sick of this. I thought maybe the news of another conspirator taking a plea might ameliorate the issue a little, but no, it didn't. Even in, finally, doing something right, it's still sickening that she thinks she has reasons, or even excuses for what she did. Why doesn't she just admit "We thought we could put Mr. (yes, Mr.) Trump back into the White House and get away with it"? And I need some Alka-Seltzer....

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Today is the day the normies collapse of exhaustion and their MAGA Resistant Anti-bodies fail. This jackass Mike "Chauncey Gardner" Johnson , will be elected Speaker today as a result of this exhaustion.

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"[Rep. Mike] Johnson was involved directly in the campaign to invalidate the election results.

Those efforts include objecting to the certification of the election and playing a key role in getting signatures for an amicus brief in the long-shot Texas lawsuit that sought to overturn the election results in several states."

Are any of these mf-ers in legal jeopardy for these things down the road or is this all legit?

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The photo of House Speaker nominee Rep. Mike Johnson speaking beside fellow members is pathetic and infuriating. Applauding, pumping their firsts, waving their hats, smiling like they've just won a Major Award. It's the legislative equivalent of a football team being crushed 72-0 while losing their first, second and third string QBs for the season, but celebrating because they managed to beat the point spread.

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