Closing Thought–07Oct21

WE know there is so much info out in the nether regions of the internet….even some disguising themselves as the news like OAN, One American News….but have you ever asked where they get the cash to keep spread their manure as news?

Then let us look at OAN…..

The right-wing, fiercely pro-Donald Trump One America News Network is often seen as a fringe player in American media—but its inspiration, and most of its revenue, came from the country’s largest communication company, a Reuters investigation finds. Court records reveal that OAN founder Robert Herring has testified that AT&T execs inspired him to create the network in 2013. “They told us they wanted a conservative network” because they only had Fox to balance seven on the “other side,” Herring said in a 2019 deposition. “When they said that, I jumped to it and built one.”

The network, often praised by Trump, is known for supporting COVID and election conspiracy theories. YouTube suspended OAN for a week last fall for posting a fake COVID cure, and Dominion Voting Systems is suing the network for airing false claims about its machines being rigged. In 2020, a network accountant testified that around 90% of its income came from deals with AT&T-owned platforms, including DirecTV. The accountant said that without the DirecTV deal, the network’s value would be “zero,” according to court transcripts seen by Reuters. The accountant was testifying in a labor lawsuit unrelated to AT&T.

AT&T, which originally picked up the network for its U-verse platform, attempted to distance itself from OAN after the Reuters report. Company spokesman Jim Greer told the Hill that “AT&T has never had a financial interest in OAN’s success and does not ‘fund’ OAN.” He said AT&T initially refused to air OAN when it acquired DirecTV, but reached an agreement after the network sued. Greer said DirecTV, which was spun off into its own company in August, “offers a wide variety of programming, including many news channels that offer a variety of viewpoints, but it does not dictate or control programming on the channel.”

If you are an AT&T customer then you are help to fund the BS passed around as news…..it is not AT&T’s job to help spread dissension….maybe you should consider their part in the insurrection of 06 January, the spread of lies and disinformation before you sign of the dotted line.

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“Those Godless Commies”

Once again I can thank my friend over at….https://www.theindependentknight.com/ to give me food for thought….https://www.theindependentknight.com/trumpian-politics/the-second-amendment-protects-america-um-from-what-exactly/

The title could be about anything the idiots on the Right want to bitch about…..but in this case it is about the attempts to get some gun reforms…..since Biden is president as of this writing we will look at his lame attempts at reform…..

Biden-Harris Administration is announcing a comprehensive strategy to combat gun violence and other violent crime. This strategy implements preventative measures that are proven to reduce violent crime, and attacks the root causes – including by addressing the flow of firearms used to commit crimes.

This strategy will use the Rescue Plan’s historic funding levels and clear guidance to help state, local, territorial, and tribal governments get the money they need to put more police officers on the beat – with the resources, training, and accountability they need to engage in effective community policing – in addition to supporting proven Community Violence Intervention programs, summer employment opportunities, and other investments that we know will reduce crime and make our neighborhoods safer.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/23/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-comprehensive-strategy-to-prevent-and-respond-to-gun-crime-and-ensure-public-safety/

Those godless commies are coming for your guns…..was the expected tagline for the idiots…..

Really?

With this limp dick approach nothing will….even if it was a stronger response it would still be ineffective.

Why you ask?

Media outlets love reporting the results of polling on hot-button policy issues, but they rarely tell you if the people supporting proposed legislation (especially when it’s restrictive) are the same people who would be affected by it. That matters in several important ways, not least of which is that getting a law passed is not the same thing as getting people to obey. Nowhere does that matter more than in the heated debate over gun laws.

“Fifty-seven percent of registered voters in the March 24-26 survey said there should be more laws regulating guns in the country,” The Hill reported earlier this year of the results of a Hill-HarrisX poll. That the story might be a little more complicated is hinted at later in the article where the numbers are broken down along partisan lines to reveal that 79 percent of Democrats support tighter gun laws, but only 36 percent of Republicans agree.

Why does the partisan divide on gun policy matter so much? Because gun ownership has traditionally been divided just as starkly along partisan lines, “with Republican and Republican-leaning independents more than twice as likely as Democrats and those who lean Democratic to say they own a gun (44% vs. 20%),” according to 2017 polling by Pew Research. That may indicate an ideological difference, or it may be evidence that familiarity with firearms encourages a more relaxed attitude towards their legal status, or both. Whatever the reason for the deep disagreement, enforcing “tighter gun laws” would require the cooperation of the people who actually possess them and oppose such policy changes.

Don’t Be Surprised if Gun Owners Don’t Comply With Gun Control Laws

In case my readers needs some info on the gun facts……https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/09/13/key-facts-about-americans-and-guns/

This is a letter challenging the right to private ownership of guns…..

***Do Not Shoot The Messenger…This Is Someone’s Opinion….Not Mine….***

Those who believe the 2nd Amendment supports private gun ownership are long on opinions and short on facts, as is shown by J.T. Coyote’s letter published in July. Actually,Mr. Coyote’s letter was somewhat confusing as he first asserts the constitution does not “give” us the right to own and bear arms, but rather God does – even though the “right” to own personal weapons is not discussed in the Bible. Regardless, having dismissed the constitution as the genesis of this “right”, the remainder of the letter is indeed about the Second Amendment.

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/2nd-amendment-doesnt-support-private-gun-ownership/

Just some food for thought.

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