Let's take a few stories running around right now. First off, the Bergdahl case. We got this soldier who basically deserted his post and got captured. Soldiers looking for him got killed in the search.
Former soldiers involved in the operations to find Bergdahl asserted to CNN this week that at least six soldiers were killed because of the search for Bergdahl in 2009. They provided the soldiers' names and their dates of death, with circumstances for some of them.
A day later, Nathan Bradley Bethea, a former member of Bergdahl's battalion who searched for him that summer in 2009, wrote in the Daily Beast that eight soldiers' deaths were tied to the Bergdahl search. Bethea provided the eight soldiers' names -- including six names that CNN earlier reported.And how did the administration get this to go through without informing congress? They straight up lied.
So, what Administration officials need you to know is that the Taliban expressed a strange interest in the internal information flow in the American government, and said something like, "Now youse guys, you make sure you break the law in your own political interests, and you make sure you don't inform Congress, or Serious You Guys, we'll execute Bergdahl, and see if we don't!!!111!!eleventy!!!"
The Administration officials do not explain why, exactly, the Taliban are so interested in denying information to Dianne Feinstein.
The Taliban, AP breathlessly reports, said they'd kill Bergdahl if the deal "leaked."
You know who leaked the details of the deal to the press?
Administration officials. Just six weeks ago. Administration officials leaked the fact that the Taliban were pushing this deal.So the administration trades 5 known, undisputed, terrorists for this deserter. We give freedom to 6 people who are basically human garbage, in total. They get special treatment. The Administration has to lie to make it happen.
Meanwhile we have a good hardworking baker in Colorado who doesn't want to make a cake for a same-sex marriage gets sent to a re-education camp. Whatever you think about his beliefs, they are honest. And really, what's the damage here? The couple had to go to another baker? Holy shit, the horror! What happened to "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone?" I don't see anyone trying to force gay dating sites to accept straights.
I know, you're going to hit me with blacks turned away at lunch counters or some other silly argument. Look the capitalist, free market system should allow us to be stupid and people can make choices of whether or not to shop there. He'll either sink or swim by our choices as consumers. The power is in our hands. But instead, we given that power over to an all knowing, and downright creepy government:
A family owned bakery has been ordered to make wedding cakes for gay couples and guarantee that its staff be given comprehensive training on Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws after the state’s Civil Rights Commission determined the Christian baker violated the law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado was directed to change his store policies immediately and force his staff to attend the training sessions. For the next two years, Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports to the commission to confirm that he has not turned away customers based on their sexual orientation.My god, this is like re-education camp. Can't we just not shop there if we don't like their policies?
So terrorism, desertion, getting your fellow soldiers killed, and lying to congress? All good. Having a religious belief and not baking a cake for someone? Re-education camp.
These people are sick. I give to you an explanation: