MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Swamped

March 8th, 2019 Viewed 277 times

Here’s something that I’ve seen popularized by others– that Trump acts like we’re in a movie– and if so, it’s about time for the “hero” to start the final arc, is it not?

Trump is right where he wants to be at this time point in his narrative arc

What do you think… does Pres. Trump like being the underdog, and is he prepped for a comeback, or it this the beginning of the end?

How Should the House Respond to Rep. Omar?

March 7th, 2019 Viewed 175 times, 1 so far today

I’m not sure why they thought that this wouldn’t be an issue. The children of Israel and the children of Ishmael have been at war for millennia, and show very little signs of stopping. Ishmael still envies Israel and they still dispute the land of their father and the city of David.

So when a hijab wearing Representative came to the U.S. House, one would expect that she would bring with her this belief system and give voice to those in this country that share her views– of which we are bringing more into our country every day.

The House Democrat’s Worst Kept Secret

March 7th, 2019 Viewed 173 times

The Democrats have a dilemma. If they move too fast towards impeachment– which many of their party ran on in 2018– then they look really bad to the Independents, whom everyone thinks you need to win. They look like they are rushing to judgement, with only a little over a year to go before Pres. Trump would face the electorate.

They know that the Republicans looked really bad for going after Pres. Bill Clinton when the majority of the populace really didn’t think his crimes were a big deal. So like those Republicans, whose base wanted Clinton removed, and the electorate disagreeing as to whether he should be, the Democrats are saying that they are “holding Trump accountable” and “following the evidence” whereas everyone knows they are building the case for impeachment.

Has Trump Been Successful In Implementing His Agenda?

August 24th, 2018 Viewed 657 times

In the middle of a discussion I was having on Twitter regarding whether it was right for the Department of Justice to have a guideline not to indict a sitting President, I broached the idea that the reason that we are even having this conversation is that there are many people that believe that Pres. Trump should be indicted and jailed. They are furious that no one will stop him using this means, mostly because they know that the Republican Congress and Senate will not impeach and convict him, so they believe that if they could get an indictment or, better yet a criminal conviction, then the Republicans would have to get rid of him.

This has been in back of the Russian Collusion narrative, the Stormy Daniels affair and the rest– the idea that there needs to be something, anything that can remove Trump from office.

QAnon and The Omnibus Spending Package

March 26th, 2018 Viewed 1049 times, 1 so far today

In a recent post, I introduced the insider named “QAnon” taken from the Q anonymous writer on the 8chan boards. With Friday’s signing of the biggest spending bill of Trump’s presidency, one would believe that Q would show up, and he did.

On Friday, he published that he was updating his tripcode– a code assigned at login to help verify that the user is who they say they are, as all users on 8chan can post anonymously. Some have speculated that some rogue actors are close to discovering the old one, so Q has announced a new one. Another interesting side note here is that there have been a lot of fake Q postings on Twitter lately, something that enhances Q’s reputation, as many will call out these fakes fairly quickly.

Who or What is QAnon?

March 22nd, 2018 Viewed 1647 times

Anyone that has been around the Internet for a while knows that it is ripe for conspiracy theories. If anything, the fact that anonymous people from all over the world can post things, link things, and use the fact that people are preconditioned to believe certain things to get their point across. We should all be very skeptical of these things, as we should with everything we can’t verify.

Between 2016 and today, a few different anons (all users and 4chan and later 8chan start out as anonymous) appeared to have inside information into things that were happening in and around the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. Some of them claimed to be part of the NYPD or NY FBI branch, claiming to have information that was on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, videos of Hillary Clinton, or worse– confirmation of pizzagate conspiracy that claimed highly powerful people were behind a human trafficking ring centered on pizza parlors, code words, and Satanic rituals. As of this writing, while there has been a number of arrests in human trafficking rings around the United States, there’s no evidence to support pizzagate, but that doesn’t stop people from capitalizing on it.

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Mass Shootings, Russian Bots and Secret Hand Signals

February 22nd, 2018 Viewed 929 times

Lots of people talking about President Trump meeting with kids from the Florida school and CNN’s town hall. Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) took the time in her latest column telling us all about an amazing new breakthrough to reduce mass shootings… wait for it… Get rid of illegal immigrants.

There have been about 34 mass shootings since 2000. Forty-seven percent – 16 – were committed by first- and second-generation immigrants, i.e. people who never would have been here but for Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act.

She goes on to list the names of those that would not have been able to been able to have done a mass shooting because they wouldn’t be here in the first place. Which on its face is correct.

Obstruction of Justice, Trump-FBI and #TwitterLockOut

February 21st, 2018 Viewed 788 times

So, how this will work is I’ll attempt to lead you to the different view points, and the messaging between the two camps. I’ll also attempt to introduce you to who’s on what side and where they stand. Follow the links to get the full details.

There are two individuals that seem to be writing in an impartial manner that you can trust to be less partisan in what they lay out. One of these is Andrew McCarthy McCarthy is one of the go-to guys for people that back Trump because, for the moment, McCarthy states that he believes that there’s no way that Trump is impeached. His qualifications to make such a judgement? He’s a “Bestselling author. Contributing Editor at National Review & Fellow at NR Inst. Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney” His posts are very well laid out and can be accessible by most laymen. This doesn’t mean that everyone agrees with him. In his latest post, he is responding to a critic and lays out a very important point:

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When It’s Not About the Box

February 15th, 2018 Viewed 785 times

Pres. Trump’s recent budget proposal came out, and this time around it included a proposal to replace some of the SNAP money that people are getting with a box of food that’s chosen based on governmental factors:

Under a proposal in the president’s budget many participants in the program would be given half their benefits in the form of a “Harvest Box” full of food preselected for nutritional value and economic benefit to American farmers. The cache of cheaper peanut butter, canned goods, pasta, cereal, “shelf stable” milk and other products would now be selected by the federal government, not by the people actually eating it.

Glenn Thrush, NYT

While Ann Althouse wonders whether Trump is simply attempting to troll people or whether it’s a creative way to think outside the box by thinking about a box, I think it’s another persuasion play.

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Health Care Bill is More About Getting Something Done Than Getting it Perfect

March 21st, 2017 Viewed 2087 times

One of my bosses once told me that the perfect is the enemy of the good. When it comes to our health care solution, what we have now is terrible, what Rep. Ryan is proposing is in the right direction, and the GOP has a tendency to never get things done. So when I read Politico’s article discussing Trump telling the GOP to get in line, what I hear is someone that’s trying to get wins, to get them fast, and get people united in the same direction. I also hear someone who is being tested as being a “famed negotiator” and who wants to prove that it’s not just Executive Orders that he can do, but also the stuff that has to get through Congress.

While I appreciate the argument of Rand Paul– I like the idea of straight repeal and then go through a bunch of replacement bills– I think it has a severe optics problem of having repealed the bill and then they can’t agree to replace. They should have gotten Rand and the group on board behind the scenes with a plan, but I think that getting something done (especially if you risk the tax cut and other things by not getting this done) is better than doing nothing at this point.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.