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[Note: the quotes below attributed to von Mueller and the priestess are of my concocting, and fictitious.]

Early on the morning of January 25, federal Oberspecialcouncel von Mueller ordered the FBI to storm the Ft. Lauderdale home of conservative political figure Roger Stone. The unit came well prepared: 17 vehicles with lights flashing roaring into his front yard, including armored trucks, a helicopter overhead and an amphibious vehicle in a canal behind his home, 29 heavily armed agents including a SWAT team in body armor and helmets, and a CNN news crew to document the festivities.
“Open the door, this is the FBI!” was shouted through a bull horn. When Stone came to the front door barefoot and wearing a T-shirt, he was immediately handcuffed. (Later, at the Federal Court building, he was shackled hand and foot.)

Stone’s wife, still in bed, failed to respond promptly to FBI orders, probably because she is deaf. A search of the house found nothing of whatever was being looked for; Stone doesn’t own a gun.

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When questioned later about the raid and the TV coverage Herr Mueller is reported to have said “The pre-dawn raid was bravely done” and “We had to get that damn Covington business out of the headlines.”

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Meanwhile, up north in New York State, the State legislature passed the Reproductive Healthcare Act of 2019, amid enthusiastic applause from the priests and priestesses of Moloch.

This came on the 43-rd anniversary of Roe v Wade. At the order of New York Governor Cuomo, New York City’s Freedom Tower, built to replace the fallen trade towers, was lit up pink to celebrate the occasion.

One priestess, who asked to remain anonymous, said “This gets us one step closer to infanticide. With abortion now legal up to the time of delivery, all we have to do is a get an enlightened judge to rule that a baby is not “delivered” or “born” until it is disconnected from the mother; until the placenta is cut.”

On Friday President Trump re-opened the partial shutdown federal government for three weeks, until February 15, despite repeated declarations not to do so until the border wall was funded.

He also complied with the wishes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by deciding not to give a State of the Union address “at this time.” Denied the House of Representative’s venue by Pelosi, he could think of no other venue for the address that would not be “very disrespectful.” (Okay Nancy, whatever you say.)
This prompted Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) to say that House Speaker Pelosi should give the State of the Union address “since she’s obviously the one running the country.”

It is anyone’s guess what Presidents Trump and Pelosi will do come February 15.

In other border wall news, 6 Republican Senators [Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Susan Collins (Maine), Cory Gardner(Colo.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Mitt Romney(Utah)] defected to the Democrats and voted to fund the federal government without any funding for a border wall. So the balance in the Senate remains at 53/47; de facto 53 Democrats and 47 Republicans.

And that’s highlights from the week of January 20, 2019. All in all, it was a watershed week.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

Brother Bob

Retired economics professor. Born again Christian. Now an OK country boy.

 

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