Rachel Maddow. "Where Facts don't matter anymore"?

October 31, 2019, on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow made a "big deal" about Missouri's health director, Randall Williams "tracking women's menstrual cycles".

While I may find Missouri's attitude toward abortion Laws to be a bit over the top, I find this segment to be a bit over the top as well.

Rachel repeatedly cited as "proof" Missouri was "tracking women's periods" a reply to a question about a column in a report containing the "calculated last normal period".

This brief clip, such as it was, did not prove her point at all.   Recording a single data point does not prove "tracking".  

There was no proof given, or any indication that continued tracking of periods was being done, other than Rachel's rather heated comments.

Any competent OB-GYN will also record the "last normal period" as a normal part of pre-natal care.  

If this is an indication of what passes for informed and accurate reporting, we might as well watch FOX.



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Quid Pro . . . What?

All this focus on "Quid Pro Quo" . . . 

Odd how this causes people to focus on "quid pro quo" as if THAT was the crime.

The offense is seeking foreign assistance AT ALL, regardless of any other issue.

Funny about that, ain't it?


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Treason "Impossible"?

We all know about "Mission Impossible", but is "Treason Impossible" a similar fantasy?

Seems the esteemed Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC fame believes so since he continues to claim Treason is "impossible", apparently for anyone, as the US is not in a formal "state of war" and, thus, has no "Enemy". 

Certainly a finessing of the definition of Enemy as anyone of the "Cold War" era and Korean and Vietnam conflicts can attest.

Further, he asserts various Court cases have rendered such defining or supporting decisions, but has, thus far, never cited even ONE such case despite prodding to do so.


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Grassley, A Senator worthy of the Title

I often disagree with the Senator from Iowa, but on the issue of having the "Whistle blower" protected and fully testifying,  I congratulate Senator Grassley got his honor and courage.



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