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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hanging with Ernie

At least every 3 months or so I've heard or seen a post that Hillary is going to get charged with something. Not sure what she's accused of. I think I've been waiting for the trumpeters' prognostications of Hillary's indictment to come to fruition for over 25 years now. Five years from now, they'll still be talking about Hillary being indicted, and that it will be soon.

June 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump reassures hurting farmers

The worldwide demand for beef is contributing to climate change. Methane and carbon dioxide emissions from livestock especially cattle contribute significantly to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As world demand for beef increases, rain forests get cut down to make way for pastureland. All of us reducing our beef intake can make more of a difference than we all switching to zero CO2 producing vehicles. Nutritionally, we're better off with less beef and pork in our diet. We're not going to get everyone to go vegan/vegetarian but cutting out some hamburgers and bacon each week can reduce the demand for beef and pork. Cows getting fed soy and corn are more gassy (yes, we're actually talking about belching) than alfalfa.

None of the Trump supporters bat an eye when taxes are put on stuff they buy on behalf of a Trump trade war,but if you try to save the planet with the levy of a carbon fee, Trumpers go nuts and start getting creative about how liberals are trying to harm everyone when in fact those that are against pollution in our air, ground and water are trying to save all of our children and grandchildren from the effects our activities are currently having on our planet. Twice as many Republicans know that human activity is causing climate change than they did just a few years ago. It's time a majority of Republicans join the rest of the population of the world in recognizing that greenhouse gases are affecting our planet and we need to do things to reduce the gases in our atmosphere.

May 15, 2019 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

AP source: Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

Why do so many Trump's buddies like to hang with Russians? Why did Trump lie so much in the campaign about working with Russia when he actually was trying to buy or construct another Trump tower in Moscow?

May 14, 2019 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock police officer will appeal firing over fatal shooting, attorney says

Packman: "The video clearly shows the wheels turning toward the officer and the car moving forward."

Did you stop the video at that after the wheels turned? Because the officer was at the side of the car and then moved in front of it, but not because of the wheels turning. You look like an idiot and a gaslighter when you do this. Packman, you need to stop this nonsense.

Packman, when you ask all these questions then you are showing you are wrong about how obvious that he wasn't in front of the vehicle.
"Were you there?" I wasn't there. I assume you weren't. But, that doesn't matter when it's clear the officer stepped in front of the vehicle in the video.
"Did you have the same view of the inside of the car and what the bad guy was doing with his hands as the officer?" I wasn't there. Neither were you, I'm guessing. Interview with the officer and the witness will have to answer that question. But why would this matter if it was clear the officer hadn't stepped in front of the vehicle?
"Did the officer have reason to believe his life was in danger or the life of the bad guy's passenger?" I have no witness testimony or officer description of the situation. I assume witnesses and the officer were interrogated/investigated. The question wouldn't matter if it was clear he hadn't stepped in front of the car.

Per your request, repeating from the letter...

Citing policy stated in the letter: General Order 303 Section II.E.2 "Officers will not voluntarily place themselves in a position in front of an oncoming vehicle,
officers will move out of its path, if possible,
rather than fire at the vehicle".

Outside of the video above, the letter states the evidence supporting this termination is in investigative file #II2019-0005. Packman hasn't provided further evidence.

May 6, 2019 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock police officer will appeal firing over fatal shooting, attorney says

In the video, you clearly see the cop walking backwards, at 44 seconds to 45 seconds in the video he is accelerating his pace to get in front of the car (against policy) when he should have moving out of the way. Don't let PACKMAN gaslight you. If the car had turned toward him, it still means there's not a good reason to move in front of the car.

May 6, 2019 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

JOHN BRUMMETT: Meanness' best hope

Democrats would do well to start a campaign to help people to get their health insurance back. Make it an event. Put up posters.

April 23, 2019 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Trump’s first reaction was, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f*****.” This is according to the notes kept by Jody Hunt, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s chief of staff.
Truly Trump knew there was nothing there at the time. Those are absolutely the words of an innocent person.

April 18, 2019 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

JOHN BRUMMETT: Dems spooked by Sanders

It carries tons more weight than any Benghazi investigation ever came up with.

April 18, 2019 at noon ( | suggest removal )

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

page 187 "On the facts here, the government would unlikely be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the June 9 meeting participants had general knowledge that their conduct was unlawful."

Much of the report is "there's so much wrong here and a lot going on but we're not sure we'd win when it came to a jury might have a reasonable doubt."

April 18, 2019 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Federal officials ask court to expedite Medicaid work rules appeal

Because time is of the essence to get people kicked off of health insurance. Hospitals and emergency rooms need more people coming to them for care that isn't reimbursed, right?

April 12, 2019 at 1:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )