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Sum-it-up Sunday: Law, Lady Gaga, Left-Leaning Language

So, I’m watching the Super Bowl last weekend, and a commercial LUMBERS on (pun intended) – a Spanish speaking mother and her very young daughter making a long journey to somewhere unspecified in the ad (thank you, NFL for that small restriction), but I understand that when you go to the listed website to see the rest of the “journey” the travelers arrive at a wall. Oh – I understand now – these people were about to break the law. We’re a compassionate country (which is why this sort of soft-hearted pap works on us), but we are also a nation that functions under THE RULE OF LAW. But we have become dysfunctional. There are cities, counties and states that refuse to enforce current immigration law (heck, the previous administration refused to enforce it, too.)

So of course, following the applicable statutes (the LAW), President Trump issued a temporary travel ban from 7 nations which were determined by the OBAMA administration to have terrorist ties, intending to reevaluate our vetting process. Even though what he did was totally within his Presidential authority, his responsibilities, AND THE LAW, the 9th circuit shot it down for NON-LAW related concerns.

Isn’t the point of courts was supposed to be THE LAW?

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No one is immune from the LEFT’s LAMBASTING. I’m not a LADY GAGA fan (at least I wasn’t until I saw her perform at the Super Bowl – she has a great voice, and how many of you could have done all that singing and dancing without falling over dead?) She has been catching all sorts of flack since then – about her looks, and about her NOT choosing to use her performance to bash President Trump and our country (the pro-American start of her act must have really grated on these people.)

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This may seem like such a small thing, but choice of LANGUAGE can be everything. The Trump administration issued a temporary travel ban for seven specific countries. The media could have chosen to refer to it as:

A TEMPORARY TRAVEL BAN FOR SEVEN COUNTRIES DETERMINED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO HAVE TERRORIST TIES,

but instead, each news report seems to go with either:

MUSLIM BAN

or:

TRAVEL BAN FROM SEVEN PREDOMINANTLY MUSLIM COUNTRIES.

Who would have thought the Mainstream Media would take it on themselves to establish a liberal narrative instead of sticking to the facts? Trump supporters (many of whom voted for him specifically because of the biased media), and anyone intellectually honest enough to notice.

Just saying…

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Riddled with a more than terminal disease, Commander Solitaire considers an extreme way to protect the Earth. There’s more than one way to be immortal.

 

“Immortal” is a speculative flash fiction (that means it’s VERY, VERY SHORT), which borrows slightly from Richard III (see if you can spot the influence.) The eBook is available at all the usual places, including, but not limited to:

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