Today is July 19, and here are the stories I am watching.
1. Iran v. USA gets heated.
A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.
DML: Trump blamed Iran for a “provocative and hostile” action and said the U.S. responded in self-defense. Iran will strike back. Question is, will they do something on US soil.
2.Trump doesn’t back SEND HER BACK chants.
Trump chided his supporters who chanted “send her back” when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd’s cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene.
DML: This sort of reminds me when President Trump said he loved DACA kids after vowing during the 2016 campaign to rip up DACA on day one if elected president. His supporters in NC were basically repeating Trump’s original tweet to Omar. I know plenty of people who are unhappy with his answer to the press. He keeps chipping away at conservatives.
3. Radical Dem rips int DHS Sec.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., at a House Oversight Committee hearing, accused Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and fellow administration officials of trying to change the long-standing agreement known as the Flores settlement that governs how immigrant children can be detained, “to keep kids longer” in custody. “Just admit that though – you want to keep the kids longer.” McAleenan explained that he wanted to keep families together for the time necessary it takes for immigration proceedings to go through, and for the justice system to make a ruling on the case. “We don’t want to change the provisions about conditions in our custody. We want to codify those provisions to maintain the highest possible standard.”
DML: Hey, imagine how pissed off she’s be had he said, “Send Them Back.”
4. Man is out.
There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into “maintenance holes” instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but “human-made.” And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join “collegiate Greek system residences” rather than fraternities and sororities. Berkeley leaders voted unanimously this week to replace about 40 gender-specific words in the city code with gender-neutral terms — an effort to be more inclusive that’s drawing both praise and scorn. That means “manpower” will become “human effort” or “workforce,” while masculine and feminine pronouns like “she,” ″her,” ″he” and “him” will be replaced by “they” and “them,” according to the measure approved Tuesday by the City Council.
DML: Man-o-man, this country is getting manhandled by maniacs.
5. Scalia II
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, the oldest son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be secretary of labor.
DML: Lets put him on the Supreme Court and dump that liberal pretending to be a conservative Roberts.