Community to Trump:

TheHill.com reports “Jewish leaders tell Trump “He’s not welcome in Pittsburg until he denounces white nationalism.”

“Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted,” the group wrote. “You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”

I do not think all who voted for Trump consciously voted or wished for evil, but actions have consequences, and many of those consequences have already been very horrible.

The Yuppies tried to “tear down the system” in the sixties, and they did divide America for a while, but look how well that worked in the end. Now it is time once again for us to deal decisively with folks who insist “my way or the highway.” This time, it has been worse. This time, repression of “target groups” of citizens, denial of basic rights, deliberate sowing of hatred, and domestic terrorism.

Time for a change. Our country’s founders enumerated basic rights into our Constitution. It is time we elect representatives who live up to that promise. It is not enough to talk about reuniting a badly split nation. We need to do something about it, and the Founders also conveniently provided the mechanism to do it:

VOTE

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“We have decided … to support the government.”

“We have decided, not without some internal strife, to support the government.” ~~ Silvio Berlusconi, Italian PM Oct 3, 2013, a week before John Boehner broke the U.S. House logjam and ended the partial government shutdown.

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday (2 October) after Silvio Berlusconi, facing revolt in his own centre-right party, backtracked on threats to bring down the government. ~~ euractive.com October 3

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House “absolutely” will take up the new Senate budget plan — even if he has to rely on mostly Democrats to pass it — and that he expects the partial government shutdown to end by Thursday.

Boehner made the comments in an interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW-AM.

“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” he said. ~~ Foxnews.com, October 16

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La mystérieuse affaire de Yasser Arafat

In recent news, the widow of the poor unfortunate old Arafat authorized the exhumation of his remains for further forensic testing. The rumor that he had been poisoned had never gone away. Arafat died in 2004, or was murdered, depending on which rumors you believe. Summitlake.com looks at some apparently huge disconnects in parallel international investigations. Read our analysis in Commentary.

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Zimmerman Trial

“Stand your ground” means if someone wets their pants, literally or figuratively, someone else can end up dead. This trial was wrong on so many different levels. “Different mindset down there” is an understatement. This could have political ramifications for a generation, and should.

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