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  • Target Warned to Stop Reporting Thefts [semi-satire]

    07/14/2024 10:32:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2024 | John Semmens
    The Target store on 2505 Riverside Blvd. in Land Park was warned by Sacramento City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood's office that it would be fined for repeatedly reporting thefts. "Ten years ago voters approved Prop 47," Wood explained. "This amended the law by converting thefts of less than $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor. This combined with various 'defund the police' measures means law enforcement doesn't have the resources to respond to misdemeanors. As it is, fewer than 10% of vehicle thefts, which do exceed the $950 felony line, result in an arrest. Retailers shouldn't be wasting our time...
  • Dems Want Justice Thomas Put on Trial [semi-satire]

    07/15/2024 10:45:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2024 | John Semmens
    Citing the successful prosecution of Donald Trump in several trials held in New York, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who chairs the Judiciary subcommittee on federal courts, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore) are requesting that US Attorney General Merrick Garland appoint a special prosecutor to launch a criminal investigation into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. One of their allegations is that Thomas failed to declare income for a loan that they say was forgiven. Elliot Berke, an attorney for Thomas, said "Justice Thomas made payments on a regular basis until the terms of the agreement were satisfied in...
  • Corporations Conspire to Silence Conservatives [semi-satire]

    07/16/2024 10:33:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2024 | John Semmens
    The House Judiciary Committee released a report showing how the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) organized corporate cooperation aimed at silencing conservative viewpoints over the Internet by "demonetizing their platforms, podcasts, and news outlets." GARM's leader and co-founder, Rob Rakowitz emphasized that "our goal is to ensure that vendors don't inadvertently place ads on sites whose content could misinform the public. When we spot an ad on Breitbart, X, or Joe Rogan we contact the company to ask them if they really want ads for their product or service to be seen on these disreputable sites and whether they...
  • NC Dems Rig Ballot [semi-satire]

    07/17/2024 8:32:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2024 | John Semmens
    The Democrat-majority North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) blocked presidential candidates for the Justice for All Party (Cornel West) and the We the People Party (Robert F Kennedy, Jr.) from November's general election ballot. They approved the Constitution Party's candidate (Randall Terry). NCSBE member Alan Hirsch explained "it's not that we disapprove of the views of either Mr. West or Mr. Kennedy. They are acceptably left-of-center, but that's the problem. President Biden is also left-of-center. Having these three men split the left-of-center vote can only work to the advantage of Donald Trump." "The reason for our approval of the...
  • Cost of Illegal Immigration Soars [semi-satire]

    07/18/2024 10:24:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2024 | John Semmens
    During their presidential debate two weeks ago former President Trump asserted that "Biden is destroying Social Security. Millions of people are illegally entering the country and he's putting them on Social Security and Medicare. This will wipe out these programs." Biden's response during the debate was "we beat Social Security." Social Security was originally sold to Americans as a plan where they paid a share of their wages while they were working in order to receive benefits when they retired. But Democrats have made so many revisions to the program that people who have never paid anything into the program...
  • Schumer's Plan to Counter Trump's Immunity [semi-satire]

    07/19/2024 10:34:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2024 | John Semmens
    Upset that the Supreme Court's recent decision that a president has immunity for his official actions, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) has proposed legislation that "would declare that the actions taken by Trump on January 6, 2021 were unofficial and illegal. This will ensure that justice is done and eliminate the need for long and complicated court proceedings." Schumer explained that "a power that legislatures have invoked in the past was to specifically identify a person known to be a criminal as an outlaw. This meant that it would be legal for anyone to slay this outlaw. Every decent...
  • Chronicle of "a Fundamental Security Failure" [semi-satire]

    07/20/2024 12:28:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 July 2024 | John Semmens
    At 6:11 on Saturday, July 13 former President Donald Trump narrowly escaped assassination while giving a campaign speech in Butler, Pennsylvania. This near murder of the Republican nominee for president was preceded by a series of questionable decisions made by the Secret Service. No Drones Inasmuch as drones are often used for this type of outdoor political event, Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle was asked why they weren't used this time. Her reply was "we determined that the risk from that rooftop was mitigated by counter-snipers." However, the counter-snipers were on a shorter building and could not see a potential...
  • Violent Rhetoric to Blame [semi-satire]

    07/20/2024 10:14:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 July 2024 | John Semmens
    On the Sunday evening after the attempted assassination of Trump, President Biden addressed the nation to say "we need to lower the temperature in our politics and to remember that while we may disagree, we are not enemies, we are neighbors, we are friends, coworkers, citizens, and most importantly we are fellow Americans. We need to cool down our political rhetoric." Ironically, only four days before the assassination attempt it was President Biden who told his supporters "it's time to put Trump in the bullseye." Biden admitted that "using the word bullseye was probably unwise." He said nothing about the...
  • EU Parliament Refuses to Condemn Political Violence [semi-satire]

    07/21/2024 11:46:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 July 2024 | John Semmens
    This week, the Patriots for Europe Group in the European Parliament introduced a resolution condemning political violence--including the recent attempt to assassinate former President Trump. It failed because a majority of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted against it. Italian MEP and Antifa activist Ilaria Salis explained that "violence is explicitly prescribed by Marx as a valid tool for advancing the goals of socialism. Historically, violence enabled Lenin to take power even after his Bolshevik Party lost the 1917 elections. Asking those of us who are socialists to forgo a strategy that is a crucial weapon in our...
  • Two Perspectives on Abortion [semi-satire]

    07/10/2024 11:56:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2024 | John Semmens
    In Wisconsin, the State Supreme Court agreed to hear Planned Parenthood's plea that a right to abortion be found in the state's constitution. The Court denied a request by three pro-life groups, Wisconsin Right to Life, Wisconsin Family Action, and Pro-Life Wisconsin to present opposing arguments in this case. Chief Justice Annette Ziegler said "it makes no sense for us to hear arguments from persons who maintain that there is no right to abortion in the document. We will look where Planned Parenthood tells us to look. If we agree that the identified words can be construed as supporting a...
  • New Initiatives to Energize Biden Campaign [semi-satire]

    07/11/2024 10:32:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2024 | John Semmens
    Reeling from reverberating calls for him to drop out of the race for reelection after his pathetic performance in last week's televised debate with former President Donald Trump, the Biden Administration has announced new initiatives aimed at boosting his support among voters. At the top of the list is a plan to prosecute "price-gouging grocers." Secretary of Commerce Gina Marie Raimondo explained that "the evidence is overwhelming that the price increases we are seeing for food is the intentional work of the people running the supermarkets, corner stores, and bodegas. In every case, the prices of the meats, produce, and...
  • Dems Denounce SAVE Act [semi-satire]

    07/13/2024 1:34:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 July 2024 | John Semmens
    This week, the House of Representatives passed the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act by a vote of 221 to 198. This Act requires proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections. All but five Democrats voted against this legislation. Minority leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) argued that "requiring proof of citizenship will just gum up the works and result in fewer ballots being cast. The 2020 election was the most honest and secure election in our nation's history. This shows that the honor system works. There's no need to change it." Rep. Jennifer McClellan (D-VA) asserted "in Virginia people must...
  • What Do Trump, Hunter Verdicts Prove? [semi-satire]

    06/18/2024 10:32:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    According to Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass) "the guilty verdicts in the Trump election interference case and the Hunter Biden illegal weapon possession case prove that our justice system works. Here we have a former president of the United States and the son of the current president both convicted as common criminals. Only in America could we see such an even-handed dispensation of justice. This demolishes the Republican claim that Democrats have weaponized the judicial system." Trump asserted that "Rep. McGovern is wrong on both cases. Back in 2017 the Federal Election Commission determined that the Non-Dislosure Agreements with Stormy Daniels...
  • FBI Employee Loses Security Clearance [semi-satire]

    06/19/2024 9:09:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    This week the FBI revoked the security clearance of a long time employee. Suspicion was initially generated when the employee took a personal leave day to attend the January 6, 2021 Trump rally in Washington, DC. "We've had our eye on this individual for the last three years," Director Christopher Wray admitted. "In addition to his attending the rally that instigated the insurrection at the Capitol we discovered that he also attended a rally to support the Second Amendment--that's the one claimed to give civilians the right to own and carry firearms. When we discovered that he expressed reservations about...
  • High Cost of Food Good for Americans [semi-satire]

    06/20/2024 9:37:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2024 | John Semmens
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen contends that "all the caterwauling folks are doing over the high cost of food is unwarranted. Over 40% of the population is obese. Being obese is unhealthy. If high prices cause these people to miss a few meals that is a good thing." "Trump's libertarian idea that people ought to eat what they want will be the downfall of the nation," the Secretary opined. "I implore voters to look in the mirror and see how fat they've become by indulging themselves with all the fat and sugar laden food that the obese Donald Trump wants to...
  • Debate Unfair to Biden [semi-satire]

    07/06/2024 10:42:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2024 | John Semmens
    Presidential Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attributed "the remarkably poor performance of the President in his debate with former President Trump last week to the unfair format and timing. Our expectation was that CNN would continue its role as an ally in the fight to preserve our democracy, but they betrayed the President. Instead of throwing their weight behind the Democrat message that everything Trump says is a lie, Jake and Dana put the President on the spot by insisting that he answer their questions and use all his allotted time." "Scheduling a live debate for so late in the day...
  • Supreme Court Decision on Presidential Immunity [semi-satire]

    07/07/2024 11:30:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2024 | John Semmens
    This week the US Supreme Court decided that presidents have immunity from prosecution for actions within the scope of their constitutional authority. Some Democrats found fault with this decision. Democratic Party activist Van Jones called it "a dangerous expansion of presidential power. It is, in effect, a license to thug. It would give a reelected Trump legal authority to prosecute his political opponents. Individuals who question the honesty and accuracy of a Trump election victory could be put on trial and in jail." Biden-Harris Campaign Co-Chair Mitch Landrieu warned that "this decision will allow a president to send SEAL Team...
  • Poll Shows Big Lead for Biden [semi-satire]

    07/08/2024 8:32:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2024 | John Semmens
    A poll conducted by the Counteroffensive/Kyiv International Institute of Sociology showed Ukraine voters preferring Biden (46.7%) over Trump (6.5%) for US President, while 17.6% preferred neither, 6.7% preferred either, 20.2% "didn't know" and 2.3% were smoking weed in the Ferarris they bought with embezzled US aid. Biden-for-president campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon cited the poll "as proof the President's foreign policy is working. He may have had a bad night at the debate with Trump, but he has won the hearts and minds of the people of Ukraine with his steadfast support of their fight against Russian aggression. We look...
  • Chevron Deference Overturned [semi-satire]

    07/09/2024 10:58:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2024 | John Semmens
    In the case of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, the US Supreme Court overturned a 1984 Court decision that ordered lower courts to defer to federal regulators' rulings rather than exercise their own independent judgment in cases where statutes are ambiguous or silent on key issues. The Court based its current ruling on the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act (APA) which explicitly directs the courts to use their own judgment. President Clinton's Secretary of Labor Robert Reich called the reversal "a disaster. Federal regulators have the knowledge and expertise that judges and juries lack. This new Court ruling makes regulatory experts...
  • More Problems with EVs [semi-satire]

    06/04/2024 10:48:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2024 | John Semmens
    It is one thing to command that a nation or the world should shift to electric vehicles. A recent study from the University of Michigan found that to produce enough copper to electrify the global vehicle fleet, six new large copper mines would have to be dug each year for the next several decades. Professor Adam Simon, one of the authors of the study suggested that "building more hybrids is a better idea. They're less polluting and less costly than EVs." In an interview with host Margaret Brenna on CBS's Face the Nation, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg asserted that...