Etsuko Stanhope (@ewstanhope)

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Follower of Jesus Christ. Mother of two adult children. Interests: US Politics & Foreign Policy, England Rugby and J.S.Bach.

Sydney, Australia

2014-11-01 06:21:04

Drastic new lockdown measures imposed in Australia's Victoria state, including Melbourne, include a 6-week curfew, a ban on weddings and gatherings and the shuttering of non- essential industries https://cnn.it/317cNq0

賜物が何かわからない、と言う人は多いです。けれども、賜物はすでに与えられていて、用いることで更に与えられるものです。要するに、何かをやってみないことには、賜物かどうかを判断することはできないということです。やってみて今ひとつ違うと思えば、やり直せばいいだけのことです。

Looking forward to seeing that "full and complete" health care plan that @realDonaldTrump has promised he will sign by Aug 2.

Looking forward to seeing that "full and complete" health care plan that  @Donald J. Trump has promised he will sign by Aug 2.

When one member of the body suffers, the whole body suffers. We pray for our Victorian neighbours as they enter lockdown, yet again. May our gracious God be merciful to the people of Victoria as they seek to quell the unrelenting nature of  #coronavirus.  #flattenthecurve

Meant to type “As always, foreign policy begins at home!”

The United States would be in a much stronger position to criticize China for this if ⁦ @Donald J. Trump⁩ had not just floated the idea of postponing US elections. So much for being tough on China. And as always, foreign policy beating at home. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/world/asia/hong-kong-election-delayed.html

Thirty years ago Iraq invaded Kuwait, launching the Gulf War. Resisting became a war of necessity, a successful, US-led multilateral effort. All this stands in stark contrast to the Iraq war, launched by us 13 years later, an ill-advised war of choice. https://amzn.to/2PkaxpK

Be ready and aware, your Heavenly Father will continue to use the difficult circumstances of life to progressively mature you, until that work is complete.

⚓️ His word my hope secures.

Fact is, this concern is not limited to Democrats. Some Republicans are speaking privately about what to do if Trump refuses to leave or otherwise questions the results.

“I don’t think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections. I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office,” Democratic Rep. James Clyburn says about Pres. Trump. #CNNSOTU

“I don’t think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections. I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office,” Democratic Rep. James Clyburn says about Pres. Trump.  #CNNSOTU

“I don’t have confidence there,” Pelosi says on ABC when asked about Deborah Birx, saying Trump has spread “disinformation” and she is his appointee

President Trump’s resignation letter.

President Trump’s resignation letter.

There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine is an “effective” treatment for COVID-19, says Adm. Brett Giroir, who is overseeing the nation's COVID-19 testing. “We need to move on from that and talk about what is effective.” https://on.msnbc.com/3k5PRzV

"Several people familiar with the matter told The Post that information is sometimes withheld from Trump, who often reacts badly to reports that he thinks might undermine what he considers his good relationship with Putin." https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/30/trumps-four-pinocchio-interview-russian-bounties/

 @Sam Vinograd If people are withholding critical national security information from the president because he "reacts badly to it" they are culpable, are derelict in their duty & should be held accountable. No matter how flawed the president is, their job is to provide him with the whole truth.

The White House briefings have become insignificant to the job of the press corps and even to the president, who doesn’t always watch the theatrical displays done mostly for him. At least one network has declined to have McEnany appear as a guest. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/02/us/politics/kayleigh-mcenany.html?referringSource=articleShare

The United States is dangerously dependent on Chinese manufacturers. But integrated North American supply chains could help change that, write  @Roberta S Jacobson and  @TWyler16. https://trib.al/DIKHKmh

Do we KNOW Trump had a mini-stroke? NO, we don't. We DO know he has aphasia; is prone to slurring; drags his right leg; has left arm weakness; balance and gait issues; many signs of medicinal intake; and speaks 5 words in order and claims genius. What are we supposed to think?

On  @This Week I inaccurately and unfairly characterized what  @Kamala Harris said about  @Joe Biden on the debate stage. She did not “effectively call him racist.” I am sorry for this mistake, and I appreciate  @Perry Bacon Jr. for correcting it on air.

I suspect  @Donald J. Trump won’t be happy Adm. Brett Giroir, the Assistant Secretary of Health and a key member of his Coronavirus Task Force, told  @Chuck Todd that “we don’t recommend” hydroxychloroquine “as a treatment” for Covid-19 because there’s “no evidence” it’s effective.

The Presidential Daily Brief is the gold standard for intelligence analysts— a "hoax" would never be included.

When Trump says that threats against American troops don’t make it to his desk, he’s just lying.

Trump can't provide national leadership, only dangerous excuses.

The Presidential Daily Brief is the gold standard for intelligence analysts— a "hoax" would never be included. When Trump says that threats against American troops don’t make it to his desk, he’s just lying. Trump can't provide national leadership, only dangerous excuses.

"This collapse of a major political party as a moral governing force is unlike anything we have seen in modern American politics," writes Stuart Stevens, a Republican political consultant https://nyti.ms/2Do2t4K

癒されることのない孤独感や、埋められることのない喪失感はありません。痛みや弱さを抱えるところこそ、豊かに聖霊が働く場所となるのです。

What kind of person - let alone what kind of President - wouldn't ASK for an updated briefing on Russian bounties once this story broke so that he could safeguard Americans. Only one answer here.

Two weeks ago, Trump claimed he would sign a “full and complete health-care plan” within two weeks. There is no evidence of such a plan.  @Anne Rumsey Gearan  @Amy Goldstein +  @Seung Min Kim report https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-obamacare-promise/2020/08/01/856ce250-d348-11ea-8d32-1...

Was Trump at Walter Reed this weekend? Is that an IV bruise on his hand? Has he had a stroke? Is this related to his recent problems with balance, gait and water drinking? https://meaww.com/donald-trump-potus-health-bruise-on-hand-speculation-cerebral-event-walter-reed-ho...

In Australia, with a spike to 13 COVID deaths a day, the government declares a disaster and imposes emergency restrictions in Melbourne. In the U.S., with a surge to 1,200 COVID deaths a day, the president goes golfing.

Trump is golfing for the 2d day in a row while the country’s crises grow more severe hourly. Now that he’s basically checked out rather than doing the job of president, maybe he should make it official and resign. I’m sure Pence could be convinced to pardon him on his way out.

Debating  @Donald J. Trump is like debating the last drunk in a bar at closing time. Anybody ever win one of those debates. We built a wall and Mexico paid for it. We've beaten the invisible enemy. Nobody's been tougher on Russia. Get me one more drink bartender.

States should all adopt the  #postmark rule: any ballot postmarked by November 3 should be included in the tally, even if it arrives after November 3. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/31/trump-just-told-us-how-mail-delays-could-help-him...

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