Lina Hidalgo silent on the plight of Latinas at a facility shut down in Houston

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Houston facility for migrant girls 13-17 abruptly shuttered amid crowding concerns and employee death

Fox News reports on the closure of a facility in Houston for illegal alien women that was abruptly shut down after an employee died.

About 450 unaccompanied migrant girls, ages 13 to 17, were abruptly moved out of a U.S. housing facility in Houston on Saturday — less than three weeks after it opened.

Authorities have been mostly tight-lipped about the closure, reports say — but an advocate for immigrants claims it was because of some type of incident there Friday night.

Ambulances and law enforcement vehicles were seen Friday night outside the facility, which is located near Bush Intercontinental Airport, the advocate told The Associated Press, citing information he said he received from an employee of the group he leads.

“There seemed to be a lot of confusion as to what was happening,” Cesar Espinosa, director of advocacy group FIEL Houston, told the AP, relaying the information from the employee about Friday night. “The people that were there looked like they were in a sad stance, kind of with their head down and seemed like they were wiping tears away.”

The Houston Chronicle reported Saturday that the closure followed its reporting about crowding at the facility — and that an adult staffer from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had died there Friday night in an incident that was unrelated to the transfer of the girls.

The girls at the Houston facility had been there since April 1. The site was called an Emergency Intake Site for Unaccompanied Children and was being operated by the National Association of Christian Churches (NACC), according to the AP.

(Read more about the stealthy way the matter was handled at Fox News)

Even though COVID numbers have been declining in Harris County, Lina Hidalgo has refused to remove us from Code Red. Is this why?

idiotinamaskAt a time that COVID numbers have been declining, Lina Hidalgo has refused to remove Harris County from her Code Red health warning. Is this the reason why she refuses? Does she know that Joe Biden’s importation of COVID-positive illegal aliens will cause a new surge among Americans?

Was this a plan among Democrats (to spread a new wave of COVID-infection terror across the nation) since they put the illegal alien facility near the biggest airport in Houston (Bush Intercontinental Airport)?

If not, why hasn’t she been actively promoting the plight of her fellow Latinas?

Defund the police (except for those around AOC)

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AOC: Defund the police means defund the police

The Washington Examiner reports that AOC reiterated her demand that “defund the police means defund the police.”

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to media before participating in a Census Town Hall at the Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York CityThe suckers who have spent the last few weeks arguing that “defund the police” does not literally mean “defund the police” should be feeling pretty annoyed right now with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The way the freshman congresswoman tells it, “defund” means exactly what it sounds like.

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council reached a tentative deal to cut $1 billion from the New York Police Department, “though nearly half will be through shifting school safety from the police to the Department of Education,” according to Gotham Gazette senior reporter Samar Khurshid.

Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 15th District, did not take the news well.

“Defunding police means defunding police,” she said in a statement. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so that the exact same police remain in schools.”



It continues, “It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways. It does not mean hiring more police officers while cutting more than $800M from NYC schools. If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to NYPD’s budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”

This statement puts Ocasio-Cortez with Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who has called for the disbanding of the Minneapolis Police Department, and opposite Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who states specifically that he opposes the “defund” movement.

That seems slightly awkward, considering it was not too long ago that Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for Sanders’s failed 2020 Democratic primary campaign.

(Read more on the problems in progressive paradise — especially PBS — at the Washington Examiner)

You first, toots. Go without paid security or a gun for a year, then I will listen to you for ten minutes.

Before this former barmaid goes on one of her “defund the police rants,” she first needs to prove her point by dismissing her paid security.

AOC uses campaign funds for private security

The Mediaite reports that AOC and other liber whack jobs that used campaign funds for private security.

Anti-Trump lawmakers like Congresswomen Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Liz Cheney and Congressman Eric Swalwell have spent tens of thousands of campaign dollars each for security since the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

On the 100-day mark post-insurrection, Punchbowl News reports that lawmakers have privately said “that they got a flood of death threats after opposing Trump, and feared for their own safety and the welfare of their families and staff.”

And Punchbowl dug into campaign finance reports, finding security expenditures from a raft of Democrats and Republicans who opposed Trump. Among them were:

→ Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) cut checks for nearly $70,000 on security. His campaign spent $39,000 with T&M USA LLC, which provides a variety of security services; $18,376 with Altronics, which provides closed-circuit security monitoring; $7,300 with Fortified Estate, which brands itself as “The Leader In Refined Ballistic Doors, Windows, Walls & Panic Rooms”; $3,900 at Tint Pro, which provides shaded windows; and $650 with Lehigh Valley Paladin LLC, security and intelligence professionals.

→ Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) spent $43,633 with Ambolt Security Group in Utah. This company is run by a former police officer and two former FBI agents.

→ Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) spent $50,400 with three former Secret Service agents and Command Executive Services.

→ Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) spent $44,400 with Global Guardian in Virginia. Swalwell was also temporarily assigned a Capitol Police security detail after he was an impeachment manager.

→ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) spent more than $45,000 on security — including during a trip to Houston. AOC is one of the most-high profile members of Congress, and she’s come under intense criticism from right-wing media.

You can read the full report here.

(Read about things pointed out by Punchbowl at Mediaite)

We need to get these nut jobs living up to their own standards

Between their failed bills in Congress (AOC holds the record for bills presented without support) and their wine-swilling Instagram appearances, we need to get people like AOC to be something other than bald-faced hypocrites.

Poll: 72 percent of voters support Second Amendment

Newsmax reports on a recent poll finding 72% of voters supporting the Second Amendment.

Seventy-two percent of registered voters support the Second Amendment, according to a poll released Thursday by McLaughlin & Associates.

Additionally, 73.4 percent agreed that the Founding Fathers “understood the importance of law-abiding citizens right to legally own firearms for things like hunting, sport and personal protection” and that the Second Amendment is “one of our most important and cherished civil rights in the U.S. Constitution.”

The survey comes as President Joe Biden and Democrats consider gun control legislation in wake of mass shootings in Boulder, Colo., and Atlanta. The president last week issued a handful of executive orders that he says will address the nation’s “epidemic” of gun violence, including instructing the Department of Justice to issue new rules about the sales of “ghost guns” and pistol arm braces as well as model “red flag law” legislation for states.

The shootings in March left 18 people dead.

The poll also found:

  • 58.1 percent said they were more likely to support a candidate “who supports the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms,” compared with 21.9 percent
  • 55.6 percent said they believe enforcement of existing laws is more important than the passage of gun control, compared with 36.1 percent

“As we’ve been saying for years, gun control extremists have been completely wrong in their desire erase the Second Amendment and turn a right to bear arms into a heavily-regulated privilege. That notion doesn’t even square with non-gun owners, as the McLaughlin survey results confirm,” Second Amendment Foundation founder and executive vice president Alan Gottlieb told Breitbart.

“Americans are protective of their constitutional rights, and we will use these poll results to fight the attacks on gun owners happening right now on Capitol Hill and in the Oval Office,” he added.

(Read more on gun control at Newsmax)

Biden never mentioned those shot in Democrat Chicago.

Considering the numbers killed in the cities where gun control sits on the books, but Democrat activist judges and District Attorneys like Harris County D.A. Kim Ogg continually let felons off on no bond or low bond, maybe Biden was just trying to keep us from seeing the obvious. We need fewer liberals in government.

I will bet that my poll will say nearly 100% of Americans hate being lied to by politicians

Of course, I could not poll Democrats. That goes without saying.

Censorship in Joe Biden’s America

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Facebook censors report on Black Lives Matter co-founder’s real estate purchases

The Daily Caller reports on the censorship of Facebook concerning a BLM founder having purchasing three homes valued at over one million dollars each.

Facebook prohibited the sharing of a New York Post report on the real estate purchases of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors.

When users attempt to share the article on their Facebook walls, they receive a message saying that the post violates community standards. The social media giant likewise prohibits sharing the article via direct message.

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The New York Post article details multiple home purchases Khan-Cullors made in Los Angeles and Atlanta. She also reportedly considered buying property at an exclusive resort in the Bahamas. While the article does share photographs of some of the properties, it does not include street addresses.

Facebook confirmed to the Daily Caller that the Post’s article “was removed for violating our privacy and personal information policy.”

“The articles shared multiple details which could identify the residence of one of the BLM founders, in violation of her privacy rights …We do not allow people to post personal or confidential information about yourself or of others; We remove content that … could lead to physical or financial harm,” the statement said.

Facebook does not block articles on the same topic from other news sources, including the Daily Caller and Black Enterprise.

(Read more at the Daily Caller to find how others were censored)

Like I needed a reason to call again for the removal of Section 230 protections

It is long past time to remove the protections from a number of social media companies (starting with Facebook, Google, and Twitter, who have been stifling political speech for years). Then we need to start suing companies like Twitter (who has been publishing and purportedly profiting from child porn).

No censorship of leftist firebrands

As Maxine Waters calls for riots in the streets to continue, a Minnesota National Guardsmen dodges bullets

Townhall comments on the words of Maxine Waters which seem to have prompted someone to shoot at the National Guard in Minnesota.

MadMaxAs Katie reported earlier today, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), a sitting member of Congress, took to the streets in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where she called on riots to continue. She did so in the dead of the night, knowingly breaking curfew and encouraging others to do the same. As Hannah Nightingale with the Post Millennial reported, sure enough, something came of that. A news release from the Minnesota National Guard alerted that the Minnesota National Guardsmen security team were fired upon at about 4:19am, local time. Fortunately, the injuries two guardsmen sustained were minor.


The statement in part read:

The shooting occurred on or about 4:19 a.m., as a light colored SUV fired several shots at an Operation Safety Net security team providing neighborhood security. No team members were seriously injured. Two National Guard members did sustain minor injuries from the incident. One Guardsman sustain an injury from shattered glass requiring additional care and was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained. The other Guardsman received only superficial injuries. No further information is available at this time.

“I am relieved to know none of our Guardsmen were seriously injured,” said Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General. “This event highlights the volatility and tension in our communities right now. I ask for peace as we work through this difficult time.”

Last Sunday, 20-year old Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer when she accidentally fired her gun instead of her taser when he was resisting arrest. The area is also not far from where Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd. Cities around the country are having to prepare with a verdict expected in the coming days. Minneapolis schools have had to change their distance learning schedules in preparation as well.

“I know this, we’ve got to stay in the streets,” Rep. Waters said as she took to the streets. “We are looking for a guilty verdict.”

Should they not get the verdict they are looking for, Waters insisted people double down on their efforts. “If nothing does not happen then we have to not only stay in the streets but we have to fight for justice,” the congresswoman said. “I am very hopeful and I hope that we are going to get a verdict that is guilty, guilty, guilty and if we don’t, we cannot go away.”

Rep. Waters had also said that people have “got to stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business.”

(Read more on Rep. Waters’ irresponsible words at Townhall)

Here are a few good tweets Townhall did not get

While even more good ones may be out there, here are some I found.



Using the courts to right the situation

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas vows revenge on CNN and Twitter after ban

The New York Post points out how James O’Keefe may have the last laugh.

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, a day after being permanently banned from Twitter, says he is preparing to launch a legal broadside against Big Tech and the mainstream media.

“We’re going to sue CNN and we’re going to sue Twitter,” the combative 36-year-old conservative activist and guerrilla journalist told The Post during a Friday interview at his bunker-like headquarters on a non-descript street in Mamaroneck.

“We’re going to sue a bunch of other people and we’ll represent other people suing these organizations and represent a people’s defamation defense fund under the country’s libel laws — something that no one’s ever done before,” he said.

Twitter said it banned O’Keefe because he allegedly used multiple fake accounts to boost his following and tried to “artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts.”

O’Keefe denies ever using fake accounts. He said he got the boot because of an embarrassing exposé of CNN he released Wednesday showing secretly-recorded video of a CNN director, Charles Chester, boasting that his network produced “propaganda” aimed at defeating President Trump in the 2020 election. Chester was also caught on tape saying CNN played up the COVID-19 death toll for ratings.

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, a day after being permanently banned from Twitter, says he is preparing to launch a legal broadside against Big Tech and the mainstream media.

“We’re going to sue CNN and we’re going to sue Twitter,” the combative 36-year-old conservative activist and guerrilla journalist told The Post during a Friday interview at his bunker-like headquarters on a non-descript street in Mamaroneck.

“We’re going to sue a bunch of other people and we’ll represent other people suing these organizations and represent a people’s defamation defense fund under the country’s libel laws — something that no one’s ever done before,” he said.

Twitter said it banned O’Keefe because he allegedly used multiple fake accounts to boost his following and tried to “artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts.”

O’Keefe denies ever using fake accounts. He said he got the boot because of an embarrassing exposé of CNN he released Wednesday showing secretly-recorded video of a CNN director, Charles Chester, boasting that his network produced “propaganda” aimed at defeating President Trump in the 2020 election. Chester was also caught on tape saying CNN played up the COVID-19 death toll for ratings.

(Read more on the CNN  debacle at the New York Post)

I hope that O’Keefe gigs them like a frog

As I wait for lunch, a good basket of fried frogs legs sounds good. And to get those legs, someone has to go out and gig the frogs.

I hope that O’Keefe can figuratively do such with the NYTwits and Twitter.

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Iowa governor refuses to house Biden’s illegal aliens 1,000 miles from border

Western Journal reports that Iowa’s governor has refused Joe Biden’s request to house illegal aliens that have come to America due to Biden’s failed immigration policies.

Kim ReynoldsRepublican Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa said in an interview on Thursday that she has turned down a request for her state to house migrant children displaced amid the Biden administration’s border crisis 1,000 miles away.

Speaking with host Jeff Angelo of Des Moines-based WHO-AM radio, the governor said that the Department of Health and Human Services asked Iowans to house migrant children who are currently in overflowing detention facilities along the southern border.

Calling the border crisis a “national security issue,” Reynolds slammed the federal government for its open border policies and lack of transparency. Citing drug and human trafficking which already affects Iowans, she went after HHS.

“We will not do that,” Reynolds told Angelo. “We don’t have the facilities. We are not set up to do that. This is not our problem; this is the president’s problem.”

“He’s the one that’s opened the borders. He needs to be responsible for this and he needs to stop it. So, at this point, no,” she added emphatically.

Reynolds reminded the program that Iowans are already shuffling to find placement for foster children in the state.

“We have kids that we’re having trouble placing right now that are Iowa children,” she said. “States need to take a look at that and not be inundated.”

(Read more at Western Journal)

I salute this governor as she stands up against the bullying by Joe Biden

Considering the way Biden gave vaccines to other nations in January 2021 (since we have not reached herd immunity, yet — well before we reached herd immunity), Biden could retaliate by cutting vaccines to Red states. I wonder if the much ballyhooed lack of vaccinations in Red states might be less related to the choices made by Republicans to avoid the vaccine and more related to Biden and Harris directing the vaccine to Democrat precincts.

SD Governor Noem says state won’t take undocumented migrants Biden administration wants to relocate

Fox News points out how Governor Noem has refused to rescue Joe Biden from the crisis he created at the southern border.

Image: Republicans Hold Virtual 2020 National ConventionSouth Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem made her position on the migrant crisis at the southern border clear Wednesday, telling the Biden administration she will not allow any undocumented migrants to be relocated to her state.

“South Dakota won’t be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate,” Noem said on Twitter. “My message to illegal immigrants…call me when you’re an American.”

Noem’s tweet echoes the sentiment of other Republican governors, including South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who issued an executive order Monday, barring federal officials from placing or housing unaccompanied migrant children.

“Sending unaccompanied migrant children from the border to states like South Carolina only makes the problem worse,” McMaster said on Twitter.

The influx of undocumented migrants at the southern border has inundated U.S. Border Patrol with over 300,000 apprehensions this year, noted Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy during a Wednesday hearing with the House Judiciary Committee.

Roughly 22,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived at the border and are now being cared for by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Congressional Republicans have widely criticized the Biden administration’s changes to U.S. immigration policies, which they believe has led to the increased number of undocumented migrants at the southern border.

(Read of Biden’s lame response at Fox News)

It looks like Governor Noem has found a way to redeem herself from her transgender blunder

Weeks ago, Governor Noem vetoed a bill that would prevent biological males from competing against female athletes on the claim that the “NCAA can come in and crush me, and can make an example out of me.”

Well, while I support Governor Noem on this one, the jury is still out.

News you should have expected in Pelosi’s Capitol on 6 January 2021

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Capitol police confirm that they were instructed to hold back

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show and Becker News, the New York Times lets us know that Capitol Police now admit that they were told to hold back.

Despite being tipped that “Congress itself is the target” on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report.

6JanriotsThe Capitol Police had clearer advance warnings about the Jan. 6 attack than were previously known, including the potential for violence in which “Congress itself is the target.” But officers were instructed by their leaders not to use their most aggressive tactics to hold off the mob, according to a scathing new report by the agency’s internal investigator.

In a 104-page document, the inspector general, Michael A. Bolton, criticized the way the Capitol Police prepared for and responded to the mob violence on Jan. 6. The report was reviewed by The New York Times and will be the subject of a Capitol Hill hearing on Thursday.

Mr. Bolton found that the agency’s leaders failed to adequately prepare despite explicit warnings that pro-Trump extremists posed a threat to law enforcement and civilians and that the police used defective protective equipment. He also found that the leaders ordered their Civil Disturbance Unit to refrain from using its most powerful crowd-control tools — like stun grenades — to put down the onslaught.

The report offers the most devastating account to date of the lapses and miscalculations around the most violent attack on the Capitol in two centuries.

Three days before the siege, a Capitol Police intelligence assessment warned of violence from supporters of President Donald J. Trump who believed his false claims that the election had been stolen. Some had even posted a map of the Capitol complex’s tunnel system on pro-Trump message boards.

“Unlike previous postelection protests, the targets of the pro-Trump supporters are not necessarily the counterprotesters as they were previously, but rather Congress itself is the target on the 6th,” the threat assessment said, according to the inspector general’s report. “Stop the Steal’s propensity to attract white supremacists, militia members, and others who actively promote violence may lead to a significantly dangerous situation for law enforcement and the general public alike.”

But on Jan. 5, the agency wrote in a plan for the protest that there were “no specific known threats related to the joint session of Congress.” And the former chief of the Capitol Police has testified that the force had determined that the likelihood of violence was “improbable.”

Mr. Bolton concluded such intelligence breakdowns stemmed from dysfunction within the agency and called for “guidance that clearly documents channels for efficiently and effectively disseminating intelligence information to all of its personnel.”

That failure conspired with other lapses inside the Capitol Police force to create a dangerous situation on Jan. 6, according to his account. The agency’s Civil Disturbance Unit, which specializes in handling large groups of protesters, was not allowed to use some of its most powerful tools and techniques against the crowd, on the orders of supervisors.

“Heavier, less-lethal weapons,” including stun grenades, “were not used that day because of orders from leadership,” Mr. Bolton wrote. Officials on duty on Jan. 6 told him that such equipment could have helped the police to “push back the rioters.”

Mr. Bolton’s findings are scheduled to be discussed on Thursday afternoon, when he is set to testify before the House Administration Committee. He has issued two investigative reports — both classified as “law enforcement sensitive” and not publicly released — about the agency’s shortcomings on Jan. 6. He is also planning a third report.

CNN first reported on a summary of the latest findings.

The report — titled, “Review of the Events Surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Takeover of the U.S. Capitol” — reserves some of its harshest criticism for the management of the agency’s Civil Disturbance Unit, which exists to prevent tragedies like Jan. 6. Instead, nearly 140 officers were injured, and one, Officer Brian D. Sicknick, later collapsed and died after being assaulted by rioters.

(Read more at the New York Times)

New questions for Nancy Pelosi (who is in charge of the Capitol police) should be forthcoming

Do you remember the Patriot who yelled at police, asking why they could not aid those in the Capitol? Maybe we should now start asking Nancy Pelosi why the police were held back. Certainly, we cannot trust CNN since we have them on video admitting to producing pro-Biden propaganda during the 2020 election.

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Texas HB112 would force Biden to send federal forces to confiscate guns

LegiScan outlines Texas House Bill 112, an initiative in the Texas House of Representatives that will keep Texas employees from enforcing any federal laws concerning firearms, firearm ammunition, and firearm accessories.

Thirty-six gun bills pre-filed so far ahead of the 87th legislative session

If you need a reason to subscribe to The Texan, here it is: clear reporting on gun legislation in Texas. The Texan reported in an 11 November 2020 article on 36 gun bills filed (including HB 112) in the Texas House.

MalonLabeAfter the mass shootings last year in El Paso and Odessa, many politicians called for stricter gun control policies — and many Texans concerned about Second Amendment infringements began pressing for their counties to become “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” by pledging not to enforce unconstitutional regulations.

With state legislators now able to file bills in advance of the upcoming legislative session, many of the proposed policies discussed last year have now been brought forward over the past few days of pre-filing.

The types of gun-related bills that have been submitted so far are mostly along partisan lines, with Republicans proposing bills to defend Second Amendment rights and Democrats proposing stricter firearm regulations.

Republican Proposals

Of the 36 gun-related bills proposed so far, eight have been put forward by Republicans.

Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) filed a bill that he first proposed to the legislature in 2013, which then-Attorney General Greg Abbott helped draft.

While the legislation passed the Texas House of Representatives after its third reading with 100 votes, it died in the Senate.

The bill, House Bill (HB) 112 or the Texas Firearm Protection Act, would prohibit law enforcement from enforcing federal measure “that purports to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition if the statute, order, rule, or regulation imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity or size limitation, a registration requirement, or a background check, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”

Toth’s legislation comes at a time when former Vice President Joe Biden has been projected as the winner of the presidential election by national media outlets.

Biden’s campaign lists sweeping gun control proposals, including policies to limit individuals to one firearm purchase per month and ban all online sales of guns and ammunition.

“We’re obviously not concerned about the Trump administration and we know that they’ll defend and stand with us on the Second Amendment, but the ‘O-Biden’ administration has made it very clear that they’re coming after our guns. They’re gonna get a big ‘hell no’ out of Texas,” Toth told The Texan, calling a Biden administration “Obama 2.0.”

Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-Spring) has filed two bills relating to guns.

HB 26 would eliminate the governor’s authority under a disaster declaration to control the sale, transportation, and use of weapons and ammunition.

HB 55 would allow school marshals to carry and possess a concealed handgun by removing a requirement that marshals whose “primary duty [. . .] involves regular, direct contact with students” must not carry a handgun, but only possess it in “a locked and secured safe” at the school’s premises.

On the subject of school marshals, Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) also filed Senate Bill (SB) 158, which would waive the fee for “the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun” for current marshals.

Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) submitted HB 276, which would expand protections for carrying handguns beyond active judges to include retired judges and government attorneys.

Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster), who is currently in a runoff election for Senate District 30 scheduled for December 19, filed two gun-related bills as well.

HB 299 would expand the list of exceptions for permitless carry of handguns to include anyone eligible for a License to Carry permit who is not a gang member, as long as the weapon is concealed or holstered.

His other legislation, HB 304, is nearly identical to a bill that Springer filed in 2015 and would effectively expand the locations where LTC holders are permitted to carry a handgun that are currently prohibited under state law.

Lastly, Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) filed a bill that would prohibit “red flag” laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders (ERPO).

Such laws allow courts to accept petitions requesting that firearms be confiscated because owners display “red flag” warning signs that they may use their guns to harm others or themselves.

Cain’s proposed legislation, HB 336, would prohibit the enforcement of any ERPOs.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who will be presiding over the state Senate in the upcoming session, has similarly voiced opposition to red flag laws, arguing instead for expanded background checks.

Democratic Proposals

The other 28 gun bills that have been pre-filed thus far all come from Democrats and focus on measures to regulate firearms more strictly.

While the proposed legislation is wide-ranging, many of the bills prioritize the five goals outlined by the Texas House Democratic Caucus last year to:

  • Enact extreme risk protection orders;
  • Expand background checks;
  • Ban the sale of high-capacity magazines;
  • Limit the open carry of semi-automatic long guns;
  • And require stolen guns to be reported to law enforcement.

In addition to legislation that would severely limit Texas’ stand-your-ground law, Rep. Terry Meza (D-Irving) pre-filed 12 gun-related bills — the most out of any member.

Meza’s bills range from the Democratic Caucus’ policies above to a bill that would allow local governments in the state to regulate guns and ammunition (HB 238), to a bill that would require all loaded firearms to be stored in a locked container (HB 185).

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Rep. Lina Ortega (D-El Paso) pre-filed five gun-related bills, including one to require background checks for private gun transfers (HB 118) and one to end the open carry of rifles (HB 127).

“Requiring background checks for all firearm sales and transfers is an important step towards preventing firearms from being transferred to those who should not possess them,” said Ortega in a press release. “Closing this loophole will make Texans safer from gun violence and save lives.”

Ortega’s other firearm proposals are House bills 231234, and 241.

Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio) pre-filed three gun bills: HB 213 to limit the carry of firearms other than handguns, HB 236 to create Spanish translations of the signs prohibiting open and concealed carry, and HB 245 to require anyone selling or exchanging a firearm at a gun show of three or more people to perform a background check.

Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City) pre-filed HB 52, a similar bill related to background checks at gun shows

(Read about the last eight bills mentioned at The Texan)

One HB112 is enough, but 36 unfiled bills supporting Texans’ gun rights will not work

Since unfiled bills in support of our Second Amendment rights do nothing, we need to get on the phone and send emails to our state representatives and senators.

Be aware of those who will resist your message

Costco cancels sale of all MyPillow products

The New York Post reports that Costco has discontinued sale of Mike Lindell’s MyPillow products.

Costco became the latest retailer to drop My Pillow’s products — and CEO Mike Lindell blamed “cancel culture” for the move.

The wholesale chain is among more than 20 companies that have cut ties with My Pillow following his allegations that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from ex-President Donald Trump.

Costco did not give a specific reason when it told Lindell that it would discontinue his merchandise after selling through the inventory it had left, he told The Post Tuesday. The Minnesota-based bedding maker’s products have also disappeared from Costco’s website.

“Costco basically did a slow cancellation, slower than the other stores,” Lindell said in a phone interview.

The decision will cost My Pillow between $4 million and $10 million in annual sales, according to Lindell.

It will also affect some 40 salespeople who would travel to Costco stores to hawk the company’s products, he said. Lindell said he has offered those staffers other jobs at My Pillow, though “we did have to lay some off.”

Lindell said Costco did not explain the move, but he thinks it was related to what he calls the “cancel culture” that influenced other companies.

Some retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, however, have cited declining sales in explaining why they dropped My Pillow products.

Costco “said they were going to discontinue us but they were going to honor their contract, which I’m not sure what that means,” Lindell said.

Costco declined to comment Tuesday. The Washington state-based company previously told Newsweek that it planned to keep selling Lindell’s products because of “contractual commitments to MyPillow that we intend to honor, as we seek to do with all of our suppliers.”

(Read to find a possible origin of the removal of MyPillow as reported by the New York Post)

Recently, I had no reason to choose between Sam’s Club and Costco. Now I have one.

Every year, I have to balance cost of renewing my Sam’s membership and Costco membership with the savings gained by using these outlets. Now I have one more reason to avoid Costco.

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Mike Lindell announces MyStore, a competition to Amazon

Newsweek reports that Mike Lindell has announced the creation of MyStore as an alternative to Amazon.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on Monday announced that he’s launching “MyStore,” an online marketplace for entrepreneurs that will rival Amazon, the largest global internet-based store.

Speaking on Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic, Lindell said, “I’m looking at another thing we’re going to be launching, which is MyStore, which is a rival to Amazon.”

Currently, a version of MyStore is on the MyPillow website, featuring a range of patriotic and miscellaneous products, including “Freedom Flags,” “Freedom Coffee,” “USA Flag Pole,” and conservative books about former President Donald Trump.

Lindell boasted that his online store will include a range of products from “entrepreneurs and investors” in a video shared on the site.

“For years entrepreneurs and inventors have come to me with products and ideas. They don’t know how to market them and I haven’t had the time to show them. And now today, I am proud to announce this platform called MyStore.com,” he said in the clip. “I am going to put vetted products from great entrepreneurs on here, like you see a sampling of them here today, that are going to change this country.”

He added: “We’re finally going to be able to see these products and be able to get these great entrepreneurs, their great ideas, out to you, the public.”

The section of MyStore on the MyPillow website appears to have been added over two years ago. In October 2019, Lindell promoted the platform at the Made In America 2019 event.

(Read more at Newsweek)

I remember Amazon when it started. It was a limited bookstore with none of the books I wanted.

On initial review of the MyStore inventory, I only see a few things worth my time and money. However, in order to support someone who supports Christian ministries, who espouses conservative ideals, and who works to advance those ideals, I think I will also put some money here.

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Marco Rubio’s letter to Robert Manfred

Senator Marco Rubio provided a number of cogent points to the MLB Commissioner.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred asking him if he’ll relinquish his personal membership at Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club, after Manfred announced the MLB would move its All Star Game and Amateur Draft out of the state because of its revised election laws. Noting MLB has no problem conducting business as usual with nations that prohibit democratic elections, like China and Cuba, as well as its partnership with Tencent, a company that facilitates the persecution of dissidents in China, Rubio accused Manfred of engaging in nothing more than woke corporate virtue signaling.

“Taking the All-Star game out of Georgia is an easy way to signal virtues without significant financial fallout. But speaking out against the Chinese Communist Party would involve a significant loss of revenue and being closed out of a lucrative market.” Rubio wrote. “I am under no illusion that Major League Baseball will sacrifice business revenue on behalf of its alleged corporate values. Similarly, I am under no illusion you intend to resign as a member from Augusta National Golf Club. To do so would require a personal sacrifice, as opposed to the woke corporate virtue signaling of moving the All Star Game from Atlanta.”

The full text of the letter is below:

Dear Commissioner Manfred:

I write to ask you whether you intend to maintain your membership at Augusta National Golf Club. As you are well aware, the exclusive members-only club is located in the State of Georgia.

Last week, you “decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game” from Atlanta because of Georgia’s revised election law. It is a decision that will have a bigger impact on countless small and minority owned businesses in and around Atlanta, than the new election law ever will. And one that reeks of hypocrisy.

Will Major League Baseball now end its engagement with nations that do not hold elections at all like China and Cuba? Will you end your lucrative financial relationship with Tencent, a company with deep ties to the Communist Party and actively helps the Chinese Government hunt down and silence political dissidents?

Since Major League Baseball now appears eager to use its “platform” to demonstrate “unwavering support” for fundamental human rights, will you cease your relationship with the Chinese Government, which at this very moment is committing genocide against the Uyghurs Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)?

I am, of course, under no expectation any of this will happen. Taking the All-Star game out of Georgia is an easy way to signal virtues without significant financial fallout. But speaking out against the Chinese Communist Party would involve a significant loss of revenue and being closed out of a lucrative market.

In the end, as a citizen of a free nation you, and Major League Baseball, have the right to speak out against laws in the U.S. you disagree with, even if it is on the basis of false information. What would be truly bold, however, is if you would speak out on behalf of the voiceless who face arbitrary imprisonment, forced sterilization, coerced abortions, rape, and other horrific acts at the hands of one of your business partners. I am under no illusion that Major League Baseball will sacrifice business revenue on behalf of its alleged corporate values.

Similarly, I am under no illusion you intend to resign as a member from Augusta National Golf Club. To do so would require a personal sacrifice, as opposed to the woke corporate virtue signaling of moving the All Star Game from Atlanta.

Sincerely,

(Read Senator Rubio’s original message at Senator Marco Rubio’s page)

Although Marco Rubio made the mistake of joining John McCain and six Democrats to offer amnesty to illegals, maybe now he has learned his lesson

Hopefully, Marco Rubio will no longer stab fellow Republicans in the back in the way he and John McCain joined six Democrats to offer illegals amnesty in a way that would have destroyed the Republican party. Mind you, when he stabbed the Republicans in the back with the Gang of Eight, he had just been elected by campaigning as an uber-conservative.

Still, hopefully, he will continue his current conservative streak. And I would rather vote for somebody who is with me 80% of the time rather than a Democrat who is with me 30% of the time.

Rand Paul makes several points against the corporate wokesters who oppose the Georgia law

One thing you can count on is the libertarian tendencies of Rand Paul. He may not be a standard conservative, but he sticks to his guns.

Remember who lied while claiming to be “the most trusted name in news”

CNN News Director Charlie Chester admits CNN broadcasts propaganda

Losing under Joe Biden

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Abuse at the border under Biden

The Epoch Times reports on the purported child abuse findings of Representative Steve Scalise.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) posted video footage of numerous unaccompanied children being housed in a Donna, Texas, Border Patrol facility and said it’s tantamount to “child abuse.”

“I visited the Donna processing facility yesterday. … This is the devastating result of their disastrous left-wing immigration agenda. RT so everyone can see what they’re trying to hide. This is child abuse,” Scalise wrote on Twitter on April 10.

The video showed what appeared to be possibly hundreds of children covered in aluminum-style blankets, packed next to each other in transparent pens. The sound of people talking loudly in the background can be heard.

A day before releasing the video, Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in the House, posted a video of himself talking near a section of the U.S.–Mexico border.

“This is out of control. It’s the middle of the night. We’ve seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes,” he said in a tweet as dozens of people who appear to be trying to cross the border illegally walk past him.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Biden owns whatever abuses the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services uncovers at his detention centers

If the charges that Governor Abbott conveyed from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services emerge as true, then Biden will be the only one to blame on this side of the border.

MLB Commissioner Manfred committed to moving All-Star Game after pressure from Abrams, Sharpton, and James

Fox News reports that the MLB Commissioner moved the All-Star Game after getting pressure from Stacy Abrams, Al Sharpton, and Lebron James.

Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Robert Manfred decided to move the All-Star Game on his own after holding extensive discussions with voting rights groups associated with Lebron James, Stacey Abrams and Rev. Al Sharpton, sources familiar with the move tell Fox News.

Abrams told a senior league official that she wanted him to denounce the Georgia voting rights law, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. People associated with Sharpton’s civil rights organization, and James’s voting right group, “More than a Vote” also pressured league officials, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

After these conversations, Manfred believed the All Star game would be turned into a political event and players would boycott the game, these people say.  Baseball sources say that Abrams’ current stance, that she is disappointed about the Georgia boycott, is suspect because she was among the most prominent political operatives to pressure the league to denounce the new law. James has publicly supported the Georgia boycott.

People close to Manfred believe Abrams’ group and Sharpton also wanted the league to support other issues, including voter drives and H.R. 1, the For the People Act — sweeping election reform that recently passed the House.

“They wanted us to do more than just a pre-game ceremony…Baseball would have to be in the market for doing stuff involving voting rights,” a senior MLB executive with direct knowledge of the matter tells Fox News.

Manfred decided the easiest way to deal with the matter was to leave Georgia, according to a source.

After Manfred made the decision, he told the eight-member executive committee before making the announcement, which surprised the 22 other teams. Manfred said the decision was made after discussions with the MLB Players Association and its Players Alliance

(Read more at Fox News)

I will not be going to MLB games due to this Jell-O spined response

To let yourself get railroaded by Stacy Abrams, Lebron James, and Al Sharpton, you don’t have a feel for how much conservatives are fed up with this tripe. Hopefully, I am not alone.

California man whose brother was killed by illegal immigrant sends message to Biden

Fox News conveys the situation and words of Jody Jones (who lost a brother to an illegal alien).

A California man whose brother was killed by an illegal immigrant slammed the Biden administration for refusing to admit that there is a crisis at the southern border and said the situation is getting worse by the minute.

“If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it’s not a cow, it’s a duck,” Jody Jones said. “So don’t sit there and tell me there’s not a crisis down at the border, because there is.”

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Jones said that the influx of migrants is “destroying” communities in California, with border crossings in the month of March hitting historic levels.

He added that the administration’s policies have driven a wedge between local law enforcement and immigration officers, making it difficult for them to communicate.

All you hear is law enforcement agencies screaming for help and there’s nothing being done,” Jones said.

Jones claimed that recently proposed legislation in the state of California, specifically bill AB 937, would essentially make it nearly “impossible” to deport illegal immigrant felons.

“These illegal immigrants are committing crimes—felonies. Getting caught with pounds methamphetamines, weapons on them, firearms, nothing’s happening to them. I mean they’re doing literally hours in jail and getting released,” Jones said.

“When you’re protecting [illegal immigrants] you stop protecting our community.”

Jones’ eldest brother, Rocky Jones, was shot and killed at a Tulare County gas station in 2018. He was 51.

“He was murdered by Gustavo Garcia,” Jones said. “He was an illegal immigrant. He was a criminal. He was deported twice before. The second time, he actually did federal time. He was arrested two days prior for being under the influence.”

Jones said that because the last arrest only warranted a misdemeanor charge in California, the county sheriff’s department released Garcia within 10 hours.

Two days later, Garcia went on a “reign of terror,” killing Rocky and several others.

(Hear and see the video at Fox News)

I pray for this man; however, being a flesh-and-blood friend would help him more

While this man’s pain is palpable and must be acknowledged, what will help him more is people who will work on this subject along with him, get this insane law removed, and get politicians like Biden to listen.

Buttigieg says American infrastructure is racist

Townhall comments on the suggestion by Pete Buttigieg that American infrastructure is racist.

mayorpeteIt’s hard to be surprised anymore over what the left sees racism in. From traffic lights to evergreen trees, there’s really no end. Now, thanks to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, that list is growing to include infrastructure (according to its true definition, not Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s).

During an interview with theGrio’s White House correspondent April Ryan, Buttigieg explained how roads and bridges divide communities along racial lines and said there’s “racism physically built” into American infrastructure.

“If you’re in Washington, I’m told that the history of that highway is one that was built at the expense of communities of color in the D.C. area,” he said. “There are stories and I think Philadelphia and Pittsburgh [and] in New York, Robert Moses famously saw through the construction of a lot of highways.”

This “wasn’t just an act of neglect,” he said, but was a “conscious choice.”

Buttigieg is currently working with the Biden administration on the $2.25 trillion “infrastructure” plan; less than 6 percent actually goes toward roads and bridges, however.

“There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars,” he added.

Republicans have blasted the bill, calling it a “Trojan horse” hiding massive tax hikes on the American people and a means of ramming through “far-left agenda items.”

-Less than 6 percent ($115 billion) for roads and bridges

-43 percent more is spent on mass transit and rail ($165 billion) than for roads and bridges

-Less than 2 percent ($42 billion) for waterways, locks, dams, ports, and airports

-Less than 5 percent ($100 billion) for broadband

-74 percent more is spent on subsidies for electric vehicles ($174 billion) than for broadband.

-Meanwhile, most of the bill consists of non-infrastructure provisions such as:

-$400 billion for expansion of Medicaid

-$213 billion for housing and to increase federal control of local housing markets

-$100 billion of additional funding for schools without requiring them to reopen

-$50 billion for a new office at the U.S. Department of Commerce

-$35 billion for climate science, innovation, and R&D

-$10 billion for a new “Civilian Climate Corps”

-Overturns right-to-work laws in 27 states

(Read this at Townhall)

So Buttigieg says that roads, water mains, and power lines are racist?

Tearing up those water mains, roads, and power lines will be more racist.

Back when I was growing up, we referred to the less desirable part of town as being “on the other side of the tracks.” Will the Biden administration tear up all railroads in the name of eliminating racism?

Will they tear up roads that split off the East side of town?

Silence doesn’t always work in Joe Biden’s America

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Along with big tech interests, it is MSM outlets like Wallace that work with Biden to advance his liberalism

Now Wallace makes noise in order to try to brand himself as a “conservative”

Townhall commented in an 11 April 2021 article on the lackluster response and the uncharacteristically strong response by Chris Wallace.

mayorpeteWhen it came to questioning Sec. Pete Buttigieg, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace was not fooling around. The interview from Sunday focused on the so-called infrastructure bill, which, if we’re being honest, is really a spending bill by any other name.

Wallace called out, early on in the exchange, the talking point that the United States ranks poorly when it comes to our infrastructure. As NewsBuster’s Nicholas Fondacaro highlighted:

You all like to say that U.S. infrastructure is ranked 13th in the world, but our colleague Chuck Layne of The Washington Post did some interesting research, three of the nations ahead of us on that list are Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates, which are tiny states and hardly comparable. Of the ten largest countries geographically, including China and Russia, the U.S. actually ranks first.

“So secretary, not to say that everything is fine, but why not be straight about the actual conditions here in the U.S. to the American people,” Wallace pressed.

Buttigieg refused to address why the administration was manipulating the facts. Instead, he simply argued that “the American people already know that our infrastructure needs a lot of work.”

Um, okay. It sounds to me that Sec. Buttigieg just didn’t know what to say to that.

Fondacaro highlighted another particular exchange in which Wallace called the transportation secretary out. “Again, Secretary Buttigieg, why mislead folks,” Wallace asked. The host even got Buttigieg, to both their credit, to say he “should have been more precise” when it comes to how many jobs would be created. Nevertheless, Wallace still wasn’t letting him off the hook as he stepped in to correct him.

Wallace: I want to give you another fact-check. All of you in the Biden administration have been selling this plan as a huge job’s creator. Here you are just last Sunday.

Buttigieg: The American jobs plan is about a generational investment. It’s going to create 19 million jobs and we’re talking about economic growth that’s going to go on for years and years.

Wallace: But it turns out the study you are citing from Moody’s Analytics says the economy will add 16.3 million jobs without the infrastructure bill and 2.7 million more with it. So it doesn’t, as you said last Sunday, create 19 million jobs.

(continued)

(Read more at Townhall)

I don’t know what prompted Wallace to temporarily change sides, but tough words won’t work for Wallace any more than silence works for Biden

On both sides, this all looks like an act to me. Wallace has finally found it within himself to act conservative and not toss softballs at the Biden administration. Similarly, Mayor Pete is acting like he has some experience and success. Remember, Mayor Pete presided over South Bend, famous for getting multiple awards from Domino Pizza’s “Paving for Pizza” campaign (and not the good type of awards, either).

Therefore, I don’t give either of these yahoos any credit. Wallace doesn’t get credit for being “tough” on one Biden underling one (or even two) times. Likewise, Mayor Pete doesn’t get lifted off the hook for another session of seamless lying and changing the subject.

Wallace will not earn his credits back until after he pulls dementia Joe through the ringer he put President Trump through.

Mayor Pete will not earn credits until he does something positive for the working people of America.

Therefore, I will never give these two credit.

More at the border in Joe Biden’s America

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Steve Scalise reveals that six from the FBI Terrorist Watchlist have been caught

As posted at Entertainment News on 8 April 2021, Representative Steve Scalise noted on Fox & Friends that six terrorists have been apprehended at Biden’s open Southern border.

ISIS_suspects_caughtHouse Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) sounded off on Thursday about the crisis at the border, going so far as to say that it was created by President Joe Biden.

While appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Scalise said that the situation is particularly dangerous for young girls who are trying to make their way across the border. He also pointed out that six people from the terrorist watch list have been caught trying to cross the border, calling this “dangerous for America.”

“[I]t is beyond a disaster,” Scalise said. “What they’ve done, not only to these border towns — the mayors you hear them, Democrat and Republican, expressing outrage over what President Biden created. Joe Biden created this crisis. But the child abuse and neglect that’s going on, it’s not just the 20-plus day treks that some of these young kids are taking, 10 years old in many cases … over a third of the girls are being sexually assaulted or raped along the journey.”

“Then they get to the United States, and you’ve seen how they are being treated — not given proper food and shelter being put next to somebody six inches apart with COVID,” he added. “All this is going on on the border. You can see why Vice President Kamala Harris either doesn’t want to have this dumped in our lap because Joe Biden created the mess and is asking her to mop it up, or else she’s in over her head. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for the United States.”

“[T]hink about this. … You’ve got now at least six people on the terrorist watch list that have been caught,” Scalise continued. “They won’t tell us how many more — no doubt there’s many more that have come across our border. This isn’t from Central and South America. This is from Middle Eastern countries, other nations where they have people on the terrorist watch list that know there’s a poor southern border, and if you want to come and do harm in America, it’s free rein.”

“It’s open season,” he concluded. “And this is dangerous for America, and it’s even more dangerous to these kids that President Biden’s policies have encouraged to come across make the trek and get sexually assaulted along the way.”

(Read more at Entertainment News)

Why does this story only find mention on talk radio and Entertainment News?

If eight terrorists (two from Yemen and these six) had been caught during any conservative administration, it would be at the top of every paper. Today, the NYTwits are leading with the death of Queen Elizabeth’s consort. The Houston Comical Chronicle has chosen a story centering on a murder of one and shooting of five in Bryan, Texas.

By this, I take it that the liberal press thinks that we need an aristocracy or more gun-control pablum.

Texas Gov. Abbott says Texas agencies are reporting child abuse and sexual assault at San Antonio detention center

The CBS affiliate for Dallas/Fort Worth reports that Texas Governor Abbott has alleged that Biden’s detention center for minor illegal aliens has become a hotbed for sexual abuse and child neglect.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state agencies have reported allegations of sexual abuse and child neglect at the migrant facility in San Antonio.

Speaking in front of the Freeman Coliseum Wednesday evening, Abbott said he received reports from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services regarding these alleged acts.

Abbott said the agencies also reported that there is not enough staff at the Freeman Coliseum to supervise the children, some children are not eating throughout the day and children with COVID-19 are not being separated from those without the virus.

“The Biden Administration must immediately shut down this facility, and the children in this facility should be moved to other federally run facilities where the government has the space, personnel and resources to ensure their safety,” Abbott said.

“The Biden Administration caused this crisis… and has repeatedly failed to address it,” the governor added. “The administration failed to plan for the influx of children that they invited to come. Now they face allegations of despicable child abuse and neglect. This must end.”

Abbott said he is also directing the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers to investigate the allegations.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, also responded to the allegations and called for a federal investigation.

“Unaccompanied children that arrive at our border have already endured dangerous conditions at home and a treacherous journey to get here,” Cornyn said. “The fact that any child would experience abuse in the care of the U.S. government is despicable. The HHS Inspector General must fully investigate these allegations and the treatment of children at this facility.”

The Freeman Coliseum is currently housing around 1,300 migrant children as the state continues see an increase in illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico.

(Read more at CBS)

Oddly, I remember Gavin Newsom pardoning murderers and rapists so that ICE could not deport them

It seems that Gavin Newsom found it within himself to provide pardons to illegal alien murderers and rapists in order that they could not be deported by ICE. If a liberal governor can do this to defy the federal government, why can’t Texas take similar steps to defy Biden?

Why can’t Governor Abbott just send state troopers in, have them photograph and make audio recordings of evidence, and then hand it over to multiple media outlets (not the Times, but outlets that would distribute it like Breitbart, the New York Post, and others)?

Out of control: CPB releases border crossing numbers for March 2021

Townhall comments on the out-of-control nature of Biden’s border crossing numbers.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection released official border crossing numbers for March 2021 Thursday morning. Total crossings for 2021 already surpass all crossings for 2020.

“In March 2021, CBP encountered more than 172,000 persons attempting entry along the Southwest border. This total represented a 71 percent increase over February 2021,” CBP released in a statement. “This fiscal year CBP has already had over 569,800 encounters. This represents an increase of 24 percent from the total encounters we had during all of Fiscal Year 2020, when migration was limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, and an increase of over 34 percent from approximately the same time frame of Fiscal Year 2019.”


“CBP continues to see a significant increase of unaccompanied children from Central America at the Southwest border, with 18,890 in March 2021 – a 100 percent increase over February. Although less than 11 percent of encounters in March were unaccompanied children, they make up the largest demographic group of individuals in custody at CBP facilities,” the statement continues.

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The vast majority of illegal crossers are not unaccompanied minors, but single adults and large groups.

“CBP has recently seen a return to encounters of large groups, especially in the Rio Grande Valley region. These groups of 100 or more individuals had dropped dramatically due to the pandemic, from 216 in Fiscal Year 2019 to 10 in Fiscal Year 2020. As of the end of March 2021, CBP recorded 49 large group encounters in Fiscal Year 2021, totaling over 4,700 individuals,” CBP says. “The majority of the encounters on the Southwest border remains single adults. CBP continues to expel single adults and family units that are encountered pursuant to CDC guidance under Title 42 authority. In March 2021, CBP expelled 103,900 individuals under Title 42, 28 percent of whom were individuals who had been previously expelled from the United States under the same authority. Title 42 expulsions represented 60 percent of the total encounters for the month.”

(Read more at Townhall)

This seems to reveal a replacement strategy by the Democrats

It seems that the Democrats have figured out that their convincing Blacks to self-destruct has been too successful (since more Black babies are aborted in New York than are born). Therefore, it looks like Democrats have decided on a method of repopulating their ranks.

Houston facility to house 500 unaccompanied illegal alien girls

Breitbart informs us that 500 illegal alien girls will be housed in Houston.

Approximately 500 underage female migrants are expected to begin arriving at a new facility in Houston, Texas. The location is one of several which opened in response to a spike in unaccompanied alien children (UACs) arriving at the U.S. border since President Joe Biden took office.

The new facility will be run by the National Association of Christian Churches, KHOU-11 reported. The facility currently has space and bedding for 500 underage females, however, it remains unclear how they will be affected by the rapidly increasing number of migrants crossing the Rio Grande each day. The facilities are meant to house the migrants until a sponsor in the U.S., usually, a relative, can be found.

U.S. Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security detention facilities have been overwhelmed by the number of Central American migrants smuggled into the U.S. by cartel-connected actors. Some of those facilities are at 10-times their capacity as officials try to move arriving migrants along the process, while others are released without court dates.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Prior to moving this population of COVID-infected illegals to Houston, the infection rate reported for the state had fallen sharply

Could this be the Democrats’ end game for continuing their COVID crisis and keeping the rest of the country under their boot? Or has the demented leader of the Democrats just forgotten where he laid the key to the border and also forgot to lock the wall?

Please also consider that this article is over a week and a half old when I used it in my post. Therefore, from information heard on talk radio on the morning of 9 April 2021, the occupancy of this shelter had more than doubled.

Senator Steve Daines tells how the Mexican cartel threatened Republican Senators from across Rio Grande

Breitbart reports on the threats leveled at U.S. senators as they visited the border.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told Breitbart News on Monday that he and other Republican senators were “taunted” by Mexican cartel members during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas. He joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, to discuss his observations.

“We went right there at midnight [on Friday] to the Rio Grande River, and we were really taunted by Mexican cartel members,” Daines shared. “They didn’t know it was Republican senators who were staying there — literally on the water’s edge in the brush — but they knew it was probably Border Patrol. They could hear the English voices.

Daines continued, “We had Border Patrol who could translate what the cartel members were saying. It was vile. It was threatening. It was obscene, because they know they can have their way. They’re not afraid. They know they can make thousands of dollars per person that’s crossing right now. That’s what’s going on, right now.”

Marlow asked what the cartel members were saying.

“I can’t repeat it on the air,” Daines replied. “Our Border Patrol guys were saying that they were telling us to stick certain — it related to anatomy and other things. Let me just say that. It was absolutely vile, and it was horrible, and, ‘You can’t stop us,’ and so forth. They had these great big flashlights they shot back at us. This is what’s at stake. It’s lawlessness. They don’t care.”

Daines remarked, “This is a human tragedy. These are children. As we went down the Rio Grande the next day  in the patrol boat with the big fully automatic weapons to protect our men and women who protect us on the border, we literally came across a body and retrieved [that came aground] just recently in the last 24 hours.”

“It was just like a day in the life here,” he stated. “Republican senators seeing it firsthand, seeing literally a dead body in the Rio Grande, somebody who had drowned.”

The Montana senator described transnational criminal cartels as financial beneficiaries of the Biden administration’s policies towards the southern border and immigration through human trafficking and drug smuggling.

“The cartels — these multi-billion dollar Mexican cartels — are raking in money by bringing these illegals across as well as the flood of the methamphetamines, the heroin, as well as the fentanyl. This is a 100 percent result of Joe Biden,” he said. “The winners here are the cartels.”

Marlow highlighted how Democrat policies towards the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration facilitate human smuggling operations conducted by criminal cartels south of the border.

He said, “The cartels typically have to buy off or intimidate [governments and citizens] with brutal murders. In America, we’re just enabling them because they help Democrats. It’s unbelievable. The cartels must be laughing hysterically at Americans because typically they have to actually work to try to get advantages for themselves. We just have Democrats come into power and now, all of a sudden, the cartels benefit immeasurably and they’re going to make millions — if not billions — of dollars off of us.”

Daines said the Border Patrol advised the President Joe Biden’s transition team to preserve some of the Trump administration’s border and immigration policies, specifically the Remain in Mexico policy. Apprehensions of foreign migrants crossing the southern border are now at a “20-year high,” he added.

“[The] Remain in Mexico policy [and] the safe third country agreement policies that Trump had put in place [had] virtually brought illegal crossings to a 40-year low in 2020, and now we’re looking at a 20-year high in 2021 as a result of a Biden’s policy.”

Migrant holding facilities are over filled beyond capacity, Daines warned.

(Read more and listen to the interview at Breitbart)

From a 40-year low in illegal border crossings to an all-time high, that is Biden’s legacy in the first 200 days

Biden took a system (wall, Mexican army at their Northern border, a remain-in-Mexico policy, and an increased number of immigration judges) and trashed it. Don’t tell me that this system was not taken down by design (unless you want to admit that Biden is a doddering fool that could not have won the election except through the coordinated cheating of the Democrat party).

Two thousand illegal aliens released in Texas on the “honor system,” says U.S. Representative Cuellar

Breitbart tells us how 2,000 illegal aliens have been released on the “honor system.”

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said thousands of migrants are being released into Texas on the “honor system” without court information or notices to appear.

Rep. Cuellar told Border Report on Sunday that more than 2,000 migrants had been released into South Texas without any court papers. The releases came as Border Patrol agents became overwhelmed by the massively growing numbers of migrant families and children crossing the border.

Breitbart Texas’ Randy Clark first confirmed the practice of releasing migrants without a court date or Notice to Appear on March 21. Since that time, Cuellar says more than 2,000 migrant families have been released into Texas.

On CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” Cuellar told Margaret Brennan, “Some will be returned, but over 2,000 of them have been released into the United States without a Notice to Appear. I emphasize, without a Notice to appear at a immigration court.” The Texas border congressman from Laredo called the move “unprecedented.”

“The family units are being released into the United States,” Cuellar continued. “That’s where the burden of the border communities are felt. The cities, the counties, the NGOs. We’re feeling the brunt of what’s happening with the family units.”

The Washington Post reported Border Patrol officials are now handing out “blank forms” and asking the migrant families to report, on their own effort, to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Sarah Peck explained, “Our policy remains that families are expelled, and in situations where expulsion is not possible due to Mexico’s inability to receive the families, they are placed into removal proceedings,” the Post reported.

However, Breitbart’s Randy Clark, a 32-year-veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol who retired last year, contradicted that explanation. In a March 21 article he wrote:

Without a Notice to Appear, the migrants are free to travel about the country and are not officially placed into the immigration court system. The court cannot order the removal of a migrant in absentia for failing to appear for a future court date, the source explained. the existence of a removal in absentia order from the court allows immigration officials to remove the alien without appeal if they are later encountered. Under this new process, the migrants will not have a removal in absentia order for failure to appear officials issued no order to appear under the unprecedented plan put in place by the Biden administration on Sunday morning.

(Read this at Breitbart)

I will differ with Representative Cuellar. There is no honor in the Biden immigration system.

Find another word for it. There is no honor in Biden’s system. This is nothing but “release and release.”

Students blame Trump for border crisis – until they hear Biden’s policies

Breitbart demonstrates and then records students’ reactions to the fallacies built into Joe Biden’s border policies.

University of Florida Students blamed former President Donald Trump for the ongoing crisis currently taking place on the U.S. southern border — until they learned that President Joe Biden called for an “immediate surge to the border” as a candidate.

Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson conducted a social experiment at the University of Florida, where she asked students who they believe is to blame for the crisis on the U.S. border: former President Trump or sitting President Biden.

“According to the Department of Homeland Security, this is the biggest migrant surge that our country has seen in 20 years,” Jacobson told the students. “Who do you think is to blame for the border crisis right now? Trump or Biden?”

All but one student in the video answered that Trump is to blame.

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“Trump,” said one student, who went on to elaborate, “he was the president for the past four years, so, basically, Biden has only been in office not even 100 days. Basically all the problems we have right now, like, he hasn’t had enough time to fix them yet. So you have to blame it on the past administration.”

“Trump’s [fault],” another student answered. “Because he just lacked a lot of empathy, and connection with, like, the stories that are happening, and the border.”

But when Jacobson told students that as a candidate, “Biden said that if he were to become president, he would encourage illegal immigrants to ‘immediately surge to the border,’” students appeared to change their stances with regards to who is to blame for the border crisis.

During a past Democrat presidential primary debate, Biden said that in addition to what the Obama administration supported with regards to “the DACA program,” and finding “a pathway for eleven million” illegals, “What I would do, as president, is several more things.”

“I would, in fact, make sure that there is — we immediately surge to the border all those people are seeking asylum,” Biden affirmed.

Jacobson also told students that migrants have been coming to the southern border “wearing Biden campaign shirts,” and “a lot of them, when they’re asked why they’re coming, they say because President Biden promised we would get through — that we would get free health care.”

“Even the Mexican president has blamed the surge on President Biden,” Jacobson added. “So knowing all this, knowing that it’s the biggest surge in 20 years, do you still believe that it is Trump’s fault?”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Although this pushes the students a little toward the truth, it does not really expose them to the full picture

Although this short interview does introduce the concept that Biden might have some culpability in the mess at the border, it does not provide the full picture to the students. However, since these students currently probably find themselves immersed in Mother Jones, the Daily Kos, and the Huffington Post might be considered mainstream, showing them the truth would likely be rejected outright.

Most Independents and many Democrats blame Joe Biden for border rush

Breitbart lays out the findings of a recent poll that showed most Independents and many Democrats held Joe Biden to blame for the border rush.

A poll by YouGov shows that 69 percent of political independents are blaming President Joe Biden for the spiraling migration surge at the southern border and that only 35 percent of Biden’s 2020 voters excuse him from blame.

The March 23-25 poll of 1,606 adults was conducted for Yahoo! News, and it asked: “Who do you think bears most of the blame for the situation at the border?”

Overall, 66 percent of adults give most, some, or a little blame to Biden, while just 19 percent say he serves no blame. Sixteen percent said they were not sure.

However, the numbers are worse for Biden among the swing-voting independents who decide elections.

Thirty-two percent of swing-voting independents give Biden “most of the blame,” while 16 percent give him “some blame” and 21 percent give him a “little blame.”

Just 17 percent of independents say Biden does not deserve any blame.

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Worse, Biden’s base is divided, even before the bulk of the expected migrants arrive in the spring.

Twenty-two percent of Biden’s 2020 voters give him “most of the blame” or “some blame.”

Thirty-two percent of his 2020 voters give him “a little” blame.

Thirty-five percent give him “no blame.”

Those numbers will likely get worse for Biden before the 2022 election, while his pro-migration progressive deputies continue to help many poor economic migrants enter the United States to compete for good jobs, decent housing, and K-12 resources, said Rob Law, the director of regulatory affairs and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies.

“The United States is supposed to be reopening,” he said, adding:

Are the American people going to be punished again, and forced back into their homes, and their businesses shut down, because a new wave of virus spread is occurring …  simply because the Biden folks don’t want to actually enforce the laws? What you’re going to see here is that there are dire consequences for ordinary Americans … That is going to start generating a lot of outrage from American people.

In the next few months, poll numbers will likely show a greater share of people willing to blame Biden for most of the problem — and may show more people feeling strongly opposed to Biden’s policy, Law said.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Oddly, unlike the polls that showed favorably on Biden, I did not get this poll emailed to me by Yahoo! News

__Odd how that works. One might think that Yahoo! News has a desk in the DNC offices.

Illegal alien deaths jump 20 percent in Texas county 80 miles from border

Breitbart points out how deaths among illegal aliens have jumped by 20% in a Texas county 80 miles from the border.

The migrant border surge bringing hundreds of thousands of people to Texas yielded a 20 percent increase in deaths in Brooks County in 2021 to date. The increase in deaths in this county, located 80 miles inland from the Mexican border, follows multiple years of decreasing deaths, according to the local sheriff.

Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez told Breitbart Texas his office is witnessing an increase in the number of migrants dying in his county this year as a result of the migrant surge at the border. The deaths occur when human smugglers drop the migrants off on ranches located south of the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint located on U.S. Highway 281 in the middle of the county. The smugglers force the migrants to march through the ranches, resulting in 18 deaths so far this year.

(Read more and see a number of pretty grizzly pictures at Breitbart)

Add to this the number of kids reported found in California and Texas deserts

During my morning drive, I heard about two kids found in the California desert. Luckily, these were alive.

Illegal alien drownings jump in Mexican border state near West Texas

Breitbart points out how drownings among illegal aliens have jumped at the border.

Authorities in Mexico and the U.S. are documenting a spike in drownings as a growing number of Central American migrants try to cross the Rio Grande.

In the border state of Coahuila, authorities documented a total of 44 drownings since the start of 2021. According to information provided to Breitbart Texas by state officials, the drownings have taken place in Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuna. In Piedras Negras, authorities documented 24 drownings in three months, while in 2020, they documented 28 for the entire year.

(Read more and see more at Breitbart)

Three hundred and seventy pounds of meth are seized in tractor-trailer at Texas border crossing

Breitbart reports that 370 pounds of meth have been seized from a tractor-trailer at a Texas border crossing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 370 pounds of methamphetamine at a Texas border crossing commercial lane. The officers found the $7.3 million in drugs in a tractor-trailer attempting to enter from Mexico.

CBP officers assigned to the Laredo Port of Entry on March 25 observed a tractor-trailer approaching from Mexico to enter the United States via a World Trade Bridge commercial border crossing, according to information received from Laredo, Texas, CBP officials. The driver presented a manifest listing the cargo as industrial magnets.

(Read more at Breitbart)

From America’s cold, dead hands

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Biden telling illegal aliens not to come to America

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Four Pinocchios, part 2

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Biden’s form of democracy

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Alternative facts of life?

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Just when we started to get a handle on election integrity

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MLB explained

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Not high-flying logic

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From the network of Dan Rather

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Undoing Joe Biden’s America at the state level

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Pushing back against Biden’s radical pro-abortion stance

Texas approves seven pro-life bills

Breitbart reports that Texas has passed seven pro-life bills.

The Texas Senate has passed seven pro-life bills this week, including a “heartbeat” measure and one that would ban elective abortions entirely should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

All of the bills have now been sent to the state House for hearings and debate.

Pro-life-protestersThe Texas Abolition Strategy (SB 1647) is an omnibus measure that includes three separate pro-life provisions; the Heartbeat Act (SB 8), which would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected; and the Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA) (SB 1173), which would abolish abortions sought due to the sex, ethnicity, or disability of the unborn baby.

Other pro-Life bills that cleared final passage in the Texas Senate are the Regulating Abortion-Inducting Drugs Act (SB 394), which would outlaw the delivery by mail of drugs that induce abortion; the Trigger Abortion Ban Act (SB 9), which seeks to abolish all remaining elective abortions in Texas if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the decision in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade; and the Every Mother Matters Act (SB 802), would require women seeking abortions to be able to obtain free resources and counseling by a medical or mental health professional who would provide accurate information about abortion, assistance to the woman and her family, and a screening for abuse, neglect, and human trafficking.

A seventh bill (SB 650) would block taxpayer-funded abortion logistical support, banning supplying funds for costs that are indirectly associated with obtaining an abortion.

Texas Right to Life said in a statement it celebrates the passage of the pro-life bills and “thanks Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and the Texas Senate for this historic Session.”

Patrick listed the Heartbeat Act and the Human Life Protection Act, or the Abortion Ban Trigger, among his priority pieces of legislation for the 2021 session.


(Read more about the young groups at work by reading Breitbart)

Of course, this pro-life work is good and necessary — but it is not all that is happening in Texas

Just as Christ pushed back on death for those who would accept his gift, believe in him, and accept him as Lord — we are called to stand up for orphans and widows.

Still, this is not all that has happened over the past few weeks in Texas to stand up against Joe Biden’s totalitarianism. The Texas Senate passed SB7 over to the Texas House. Hopefully, we will soon have a law that eliminates the loss of the private ballot (drive-through voting — something offered by Democrat Chris Hollins in nine Democrat districts and one Republican district), stops partisan election judges from throwing out poll watchers, and prevents corrupt politicians to mail out unrequested mail-in ballots.

Standing against the constant COVID fearmongering

Texas (and other open states) see a drop in COVID

According to Texas state records, COVID levels have dropped dramatically. In a state with a population of over 23 million citizens, there are less than 3,000 COVID cases requiring hospitalization and only 837 new COVID cases requiring hospitalization within the past month.

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Note that the COVID hot spots seem to be the Democrat areas of Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Biden’s border crossing detention centers (including the centers opened in Odessa, McAllen, and elsewhere across the Rio Grand Valley).

Although COVID cases have dropped, do you think Judge Hidalgo has taken Harris County or Houston from Code Red?

Despite the dearth of COVID cases, Lina Hidalgo has refused to take the county out of Code Red classification. Ever since she was first allowed to grab power due to COVID, she has refused to loosen her grip on the dictatorial powers. At a time that even some in the press have started to ask why we are still in CODE RED, Lina will not loosen her grip holding your mask to your face.

Arkansas legislature values children over transgenderism

Arkansas legislature overrides governor’s veto of law prohibiting body-altering treatments to minors

The Hill tries to put a transgender-friendly spin on a veto that the Arkansas legislature overrode. In actuality, this law protects minors from those who would perform life-altering surgeries and treatments.

AmericanArkansasFlagsAmid a national flurry of state restrictions on transgender health care opportunities, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) vetoed a health care bill passed by the state legislature that would prohibit doctors from performing gender reassignment surgeries and providing other health care services that aid gender reassignment.

Hutchinson vetoed the bill on Monday. During a press conference, he said the bill is “not the right path” for transgender adolescents under the age of 18. 

On Tuesday, just one day later, the General Assembly overrode the gubernatorial veto, pressing the bill forward into law. 

The bill, denoted as House Bill 1570 (HB 1570) in the state legislature, was popular among state legislators. Hutchinson said he expected the General Assembly to override his veto with a simple majority.

“I am hopeful though that my action will cause conservative Republican legislators to think through the issue again and hopefully come up with a more restrained approach that allows a thoughtful study of the science and ethics surrounding the issue before acting,” he commented following his veto on Monday. 

Hutchinson has passed bills that restrict the transgender community prior to this, including one which allow doctors to decline to perform select procedures based on their individual beliefs and another that prohibited individuals born biologically male to participate in women’s high school and collegiate sports. 

He saw HB 1570, or the Save Adolescents from Experimentations (SAFE) Act, as a government overreach into the lives of residents.  

“I want people in Arkansas and across the country to understand that whether their transgender or otherwise that they are loved, they are appreciated…and we want to send a message of tolerance and diversity,” he continued. 

He also called the legislators supporting the bill “well-intentioned” regarding their sponsorship of the SAFE Act. 

One of the bill’s sponsors, Representative Robin Lundstrom (R) has yet to issue a public comment on the veto or override, but supported Hutchinson’s passage of the separate bill prohibiting biological males from participating in women’s sports. 

(Read of the protest by the transgender supporters at The Hill)

To protect children, we prevent school nurses from handing aspirins to our kids. Shouldn’t we also prevent this kind of medical abuse?

In the name of protecting children, we have laws keeping parents from abusing children. We have laws that keep school nurses from handing out aspirins to our kids without a signed parental consent form. Shouldn’t we also make certain that children are not given drugs that would sterilize them or surgeries that will remove parts of their bodies that will affect them for the rest of their lives? When you consider that the greatest portion of gender dysphoric children grow out of that condition well before adulthood, why allow adults to facilitate poor decisions that will haunt those children forever?

To bring light to the debate that was occurring in Arkansas on 6 April 2021, consider the words of Tony Perkins at the Family Research Council:

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) had a say in the SAFE Act — but he won’t have the final one. This afternoon, barely 24 hours after the governor tried to sink a bill to protect children from life-altering transgender surgery and drugs, the state legislature voted to override him. By a 71-24 vote in the house and 28-7 vote in the senate, leaders like Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R) sent a resounding message that they won’t be deterred from doing what’s right for Arkansas kids.

Monday, after the governor refused to stand up and do the right thing, Robin — the SAFE Act’s House sponsor — told me on “Washington Watch” that it was tough to watch. “… [A]s soon as the governor’s letter explaining the veto arrives, which I suspect will be [Tuesday] at one o’clock, we will address it then. And I hope that we can override the veto and we can protect children in Arkansas now.”

An hour after that letter arrived, she and her colleagues did act — voting for a second time to take that historic step and stop minors from making the worst mistake of their lives. When the governor implied in his veto press conference that the law wasn’t needed, Robin dismissed that notion completely. “I would strongly disagree. “No, we’re not doing surgery on children in Arkansas. But when you give chemicals to a child, when you give drugs to a child that will cause infertility and long-term health problems, it’s the same. If you cut off an arm or give a child the chemicals to cut off an arm, it’s the same. I don’t see the difference. We can’t just turn our back on children — and I think we can’t turn our backs on parents either. Kids are under a lot of pressure these days to go with the trend. And I think we need to have the parents back as well.”

Today, Arkansas had the backs of every mom, dad, and child in America. Our biggest congratulations to all of the courageous men and women who refused to be deterred — not by the governor, not by the Left, and not by the bullies in the media. The people of Arkansas have spoken. And not just for their children but for children around the country — who all have a better chance of protection now that this state has stepped up and shown them how it’s done.

(Read more at Family Research Council)

Biden against America

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Almost as if Biden has it in for the religious half of America

How the Equality Act brings an end to Religious freedom

The Epoch Times outlines the ways that the Equality Act ends religious freedom in America.

It has been well established that the Equality Act would spell the end to the fundamental freedom of religion in America. Yet, the majority of faith leaders continue to ignore this and other growing tyrannies against freedom.

Last year, when we were all told by an administration friendly to faith that they needed 15 days to flatten the curve, churches willingly and responsibly complied. But as the lockdowns stretched on month after month, a curious thing happened. Casinos, strip clubs, and marijuana dispensaries were allowed to reopen, but churches were deemed non-essential and remained closed.

No justification, or any scientific data, was or has still been provided by government leaders as to why people socially distancing in a church posed a greater health risk than people shopping at Walmart or gambling at the Luxor. Rather, the practice of gathering in corporate worship was deemed a threat to public health. And any attempt by places of worship to reopen was met with harassment and fines by local and state governments.

It was just after Easter last year that several faith leaders, me included, started to sound the alarm over the dangerous precedent being set. We knew something was wrong, and since that time, we’ve seen challenge after challenge to our first freedom.

This downward trend has now been accelerated by a new administration that is hostile to any religion it cannot control, and the Equality Act is their silver bullet. Not only does the Equality Act elevate sexual preference and gender identity to the same level as race, gender, and religion, it also specifically strips religious groups from being protected.

Throughout our nation’s history, places of worship, religious organizations, and faith-based non-profits have been exempted from government regulations on practices such as hiring and public accommodations.

These protections were reiterated by President Bill Clinton and the overwhelming, bi-partisan support of Congress—including then-Senator Joe Biden—with the passage of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act: “Government should be held to a very high level of proof before it interferes with someone’s free exercise of religion. This judgment is shared by the people of the United States as well as by the Congress. We believe strongly that we can never, we can never be too vigilant in this work.”

Under this act, the government could not force a Christian church to hire an atheist, an Orthodox Jewish congregation could not be forced to violate its practices concerning gender roles observed in daily religious practice, and Muslim mosques, which oftentimes separate genders during prayers, were not subject to public accommodation laws.

By specifically denying access to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Equality Act removes this protection. Its “guilty until proven innocent” legal approach shifts the burden of proof from the government to religious organizations. Rather than the government being required to demonstrate that its new laws do not hinder religious freedom, the Equality Act would require faith-based organizations to prove their beliefs and practices are not an attempt to discriminate. It’s a disaster in the making.

Dennis Prager famously wrote that the events of 2020 were the test of our lifetime for religious leaders, and that many were failing miserably. The Equality Act is a test we cannot fail.

In the early days of America, it was the so-called “Black Robe” preachers who stood for truth, fought for religious freedom, railed against slavery, and argued for the very idea of American independence. They were so successful in this endeavor that they were viewed by the British as single-handedly sowing the seeds of our nation’s birth.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

We remember how Joe said he wanted to be the President of all Americans

Although we remember Joe’s call for us to unite, somehow that has started to fall on deaf ears. You see, it is almost as if Joe never meant it any more than an inauguration day ploy.

Joe and Jill Biden issued a 2021 Easter address via Twitter that does not mention Jesus (but mentions COVID seven times)

Twitter provides us with a recording of Joe and Jill Biden’s 2021 Easter address. While the left-leaning social media platform could not include any recording of Joe referring to Jesus, they could provide seven admonitions to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Joe wants us to believe that he faithfully adheres to the Catholic church, but cannot refer to the Christ of the Church

It seems that Joe worships at the church of fear of COVID rather than the living hope provided through Jesus (1 Peter 1:3).

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. (2 Timothy 1:7 HCSB)

Raphael Warnock rebuked for heretical Easter message in now-deleted tweet

The Washington Times reports that Raphael Warnock deleted a tweet after he was rebuked for its heretical message.

That Jesus Christ died to save people from their sins, and that Easter celebrates his resurrection, is the cornerstone of the Christian faith.

But Sen. Raphael Warnock appears to have a different take.

The Georgia Democrat, who rose to national prominence as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, said in an Easter Sunday tweet that the holiday is about more than Jesus rising from the dead, and that people can save themselves by helping others.

“The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” Mr. Warnock tweeted. “Whether you are a Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.”

He deleted the tweet several hours later after being lambasted on Twitter as a “phony pastor” and “false teacher” and for promoting “false doctrine,” “blasphemy” and “unbiblical theology.”

“With all due respect, this is literally the opposite of what the Gospel says. Ephesians 2 states that clearly. Faith alone, Christ alone,” said former ESPN producer Jason Romano.

Said a self-identified Lutheran pastor: “Rev. Warnock, with respect, the whole point of Easter is that Christ died to take away the sins of the world and rose to show they were sealed in the grave. Christ saves, nothing else. It’s disheartening to see you, a fellow clergyman, downplaying the central tenet of our faith.”

Christian theologian Kyle J. Howard tweeted: “A pastor should know better than this, I have to believe @ReverendWarnock does know better. Christian ministers MUST avoid social pressures on both sides of the spectrum & not give in. We are saved by Faith alone & Easter IS about Christ who is God & therefore transcendent.”

Jenna Ellis, a former Colorado Christian University professor and Trump 2020 campaign legal adviser, called Mr. Warnock’s message “false gospel and heresy. We cannot save ourselves.”

Others sided with Mr. Warnock, including MSNBC host Joy Reid, who rebuked Ms. Ellis for challenging his interpretation.

“This lady is literally calling the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church — a heretic. This actually happened today,” Ms. Reid tweeted. “Madame, I’m gonna take @ReverendWarnock’s take, as a pastor and a scholar on the Word over yours, if you don’t mind.”


(Read more on the liberal side at the Washington Times)

Okay, this wasn’t a surprise (considering the vast number of other liberals)

I guess I could have predicted this sort of surreptitious attack on our Savior from a supposed “servant” of God. It’s not like this is the first Mohammed or Joseph Smith or Jim Jones to proclaim himself the only messenger from God to whom we should listen.

Still, it is one of the more recent ones to appear that expects us to continue voting for him after the blasphemous message. Maybe that is why he deleted the original tweet.

Almost as if Biden doesn’t want to allow haven against his economic ruin

Biden and Yellen push for a “global minimum corporate tax”

The Washington Times reports on Biden’s dream of world domination that would keep American corporations from fleeing America’s borders as they did during Obama’s years.

biden_yellen_at_the_top_of_his_lungsPresident Biden on Monday defended his push to raise corporate taxes to pay for trillions of dollars in infrastructure spending, while Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said she is working with G-20 countries to create a global minimum tax that would discourage U.S. companies from moving overseas to avoid higher taxes at home.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

Nowhere to run to — nowhere to hide

The odd thing about this is that the multinational corporations want it. They figure that it will drive their competition out of business while they can just absorb the cost.

Almost as if Biden wants to continue the Islamic jihad that occurred during Obama’s years

Two Yemeni men on the FBI Terrorist Watchlist were caught among the surge at the Southern border

The New York Post points out how two Yemeni men that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had included in their Terrorist Watchlist were apprehended among other illegal aliens at our Southern border.

border-arrestTwo Yemeni men on the FBI’s terror watchlist were arrested in recent months for illegally entering the US from Mexico, federal authorities said Monday.

The men, ages 33 and 26, were busted near the Calexico Port of Entry in California in separate incidents on Jan. 29 and March 30, according to the Customs and Border Protection.

The older man was found with a mobile phone SIM card under the insole of his shoe, CBD said.

Records checks conducted after both men were caught revealed they were on a government watchlist for terrorism suspects and a “no-fly” list, authorities said.

CBD did not release the identities of the men.

The terror watchlist includes people who are “known to be or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activities,” according to the FBI.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Have you considered that none of the mishaps of the Biden administration are unwanted?

Have you ever considered that they mean to use every last calamity they create to their advantage? Whether it is the flood of illegal aliens they have created at the Southern border (which might admit 1.2 million this year) or the COVID cases that come with them, do you see the benefit to Biden in all of it?

Protecting voter integrity in Joe Biden’s America

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Protecting voter integrity in Joe Biden’s America

Texas moves to restrict drive-through voting where multiple people in a car share a voting booth

Houston’s Fox affiliate KRIV tries to put a Democrat spin on their reporting of the Texas election integrity law, SB7.

Texas Republicans advanced a slate of proposed new voting restrictions Thursday that would reduce options to cast ballots, limit polling hours and hand more power to partisan poll watchers.

All those efforts are rolled into a single bill that cleared the GOP-controlled state Senate — a key marker in a campaign by Republicans, including Gov. Greg Abbott, to impose new restrictive measures over elections in America’s biggest red state.

A first vote on the Senate bill was slowed by hours of questioning by Democrats that spilled overnight into early Thursday morning. The measure eventually passed 18-13 in a vote along party lines.

It comes after an elections overhaul was signed into law last week in Georgia, where opponents have already filed lawsuits and are calling for boycotts of corporations that are silent on restrictive voting measures. Critics of the Texas legislation say the efforts particularly target expanded access put into place during last year’s election in Harris County, which is home to more than 2 million voters, controlled by Democrats and a key Texas battleground that includes Houston.

One measure would eliminate drive-thru voting, which more than 127,000 people around Houston used during early voting last year. More than half of those voters were Black, Latino or Asian, said Democratic state Sen. Carol Alvarado.

“Hearing all of that, who are you really targeting when you’re trying to get rid of drive-thru voting?” she said.

Republicans rejected accusations that the bill was designed to suppress turnout.

“None of what we’ve discussed is voter suppression. And none of what we’ve discussed is Jim Crow,” Republican state Sen. Paul Bettencourt said.

A similar measure in the House chamber could advance toward a full vote as soon as Thursday.

The bill is one of two major voting packages in Texas that mirrors a nationwide campaign by Republicans after former President Donald Trump made false claims about election fraud.

Voting rights groups say the measures would disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minority voters. In Texas, which already has some of the strictest voting laws in the U.S., the proposed legislation grants more power to partisan poll watchers and eliminates the option to cast a ballot via drive-thru. The bill also includes a provision requiring a doctor’s note for people with disabilities who want to vote by mail, although Republicans signaled during the debate that language could change.

Trump won Texas but by fewer than 6 points. It was the closest victory by any GOP presidential nominee in Texas since 1996, underscoring Republicans’ loosening iron grip on the state.

The Senate bill cleared a committee last week following hours of testimony by voters. Some said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is forcing them to choose between their health and their right to be heard by their government after weighing the risk of testifying on the bill in-person at the Texas capitol, where masks are not enforced.

(Read more at KRIV)

Odd how Democrats have not fit other, predominately Republican, voting booths to fit 1 to 8 voters

During the 2020 vote, I remember SUV’s, mini-vans, and other large vehicles lined up at these Harris county drive-through voting locations (all but one of which were set up in Democrat areas). I cannot think of another arrangement for voting where 2 to 8 people could share a booth, look at Facebook posts, or listen to a radio.

Note: This battle is not over. This bill has only passed the Texas Senate.

SB7 works to increase election integrity and security by creating both civil offenses and criminal penalties

Texas Public Policy Action summarizes the Texas SB7 with the following.

Texas Action supports SB 7 because it helps the government fulfill it’s lawful duties without infringing on the rights of Texans. This bill would enact additional security to Texas elections with a wide variety of measures, including mail-in ballot reform, poll watcher protections, and increased transparency measures.

One of the problems that I have had with past Texas election laws was the lack of punishment

When multiple people used UPS post office boxes as voting registration addresses in 2018, nothing initially happened. For that reason, this law is a good development.

GOP bills to tighten voting laws progress in Texas Legislature

Austin NBC affiliate KXAN reports that SB7 clears up issues with poll watchers and unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to voters (among other things).

Hours after the Texas Senate passed a sweeping election restriction bill, a Texas House panel considered another Republican effort to further tighten voting rules in the state.

The Texas House Elections Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 6 on Thursday. A hearing on the bill was initially scheduled last week but was abruptly canceled after a procedural error.

The bill would provide additional protections to poll watchers — limiting an election judge’s ability to expel them from a polling location — and prohibit government officials from sending unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to voters. People assisting disabled voters with their ballot would have to provide identification and a reason for helping the voter if the proposal is approved.

The Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 7 early Thursday morning after a seven-hour debate. The bill, if approved in the Texas House and signed into law, would ban mail-in ballot drop boxes and most drive-thru voting.

Republicans say it “ensures election integrity.” Democrats say it’s voter suppression and makes it harder for people with disabilities and ethnic minorities to vote.

The bill now heads to the Texas House, and committee hearings are expected to begin when lawmakers reconvene Thursday.

The bill would also require voters with disabilities to prove they cannot get to the polls in order to qualify for a mail-in ballot. The legislation would require authorization from top state leaders before any private funding over $1,000 could be doled out to local elections departments.

It would also keep local election officials from encouraging people to fill out vote-by-mail applications even if those people qualify for it.

“Overall, this is designed to address areas through process where bad actors can take advantage, because we want the people of Texas to be confident their elections are fair, honest and open,” State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, told KXAN’s Wes Rapaport. Hughes was the author of the bill.

Democrats say all Republicans did was make it harder for Texans to vote — especially those with disabilities.

“Every eligible Texan deserves to have their voice heard at the ballot box — regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, income, or party. SB 7 makes it harder for every Texan to vote,” a statement from the party said. “We aggressively fought this bill because we know it will disenfranchise racial and ethnic minority voters and voters with disabilities, including veterans.”

American Airlines, which is Texas-based, took a stand against the proposed legislation as well.

“To make American’s stance clear: We are strongly opposed to this bill and others like it. As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor the sacrifices made by generations of Americans to protect and expand the right to vote,” the airline company said in a statement.

SB 7 has a state price tag of nearly $35 million, according to a financial estimate by the Legislative Budget Board. It would also cost local governments various costs for training, software updates and new equipment. The local entities would be on the hook if the state does not fund the extra changes.

(Read more at KXAN)

It is good to see that we have learned not to allow drive-through cheating

Still, we will need to remain vigilant for the next form of Democrat cheating.

Georgia election reform bill signed into law

The New York Post reported in a 25 March 2021 on scant few details of the Georgia election law enacted during March 2021.

A bill backed by the Georgia GOP that will overhaul election protocols in the state was signed into law Thursday.

The legislation includes new restrictions on voting by mail, and increases legislative control over elections in the state.

Opponents claim the measure is a needless reaction to former President Trump’s claims that widespread voter fraud in the state lead to his defeat there in the 2020 election.

Georgia — a traditionally red state — narrowly voted for President Biden and two Democratic US Senators amid record-breaking turnout in the last election cycle.

The new law limits the window in which absentee ballots can be requested, and cuts the number of locations and times ballot drop boxes can be accessed.

The measure also gives the Republican-led senate and house more control over election administration, including the option to appoint the chair of the election board and remove and replace county election officials.

The new law will also cut the time frame for runoff elections and ban groups from handing out food and water to voters.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was delivering remarks after signing the bill when he was interrupted by a ten protestors, including two lawmakers, outside of his Atlanta office.

Kemp, a Republican, asked an aide “what’s the problem,” before a livestream of the ceremony went dark.

(Read more at the New York Post)

To show the connections, Biden repeats the lies on the Georgia law while weighing in on the MLB All-Star game

As if to illustrate the connections between big politics and big business, Townhall laid out how Biden lied on the new Georgia law while he weighed in on the MLB All-Star game.

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Sometimes I wonder if Biden wears the mask to keep the lies in.

Just in time for MLB’s opening day, President Joe Biden weighed in on whether this year’s All-Star game should take place in Atlanta, in light of Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) signing into law election reform legislation. The decision to host the 2021 All-Star game on July 13, at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, was made years prior.

In a Wednesday interview with ESPN, the president took the opportunity to pat himself on the back for his vaccine rollout, when discussing the 2021 season of baseball, which, unlike last season, is starting on time. He also told viewers that “you have a patriotic duty” to wear a mask so as to “protect the people around you.”

Throughout the nearly 12-minute interview, President Biden emphasized the idea that Americans need to wear a mask, or else. This involved hitting back on governors who have rescinded their mask mandates.

Towards the latter half of the interview, ESPN’s Sage Steele pointed out that “sports and politics cross paths sometimes,” as a way to bring up the Georgia law signed by Gov. Kemp, which she offered “is exactly what happened last week in major league baseball.”

Steele quoted MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark, who said he would “look forward to discussing moving the All-Star game out of Atlanta, because Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a bill passed by the Republican-led state legislature to overhaul how its state elections are run.” She went on to ask President Biden “What do you think about the possibility that baseball decides to move their All-Star game out of Atlanta because this political issue?”

The president said he “would strongly support them doing that” and called Georgia’s legislation “Jim Crow on steroids” and said it’s “all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.”

In last week’s press conference, President Biden said the not-yet-signed legislation “makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”

Claims that this legislation amounts to voter suppression are widespread, numerous, and misleading, least of all coming from Stacey Abrams–who lost to Gov. Brian Kemp in the 2018 race and Elizabeth Warren, both who maintain that Abrams won the election.


Corporations are against the legislation, too, including Delta. The airline said that the legislation is “unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.” Such comments drew ire from both Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who, as Cortney pointed out, opined on the “woke corporate hypocrites” via multiple tweets and a press release, and from Gov. Kemp, as Reagan covered.



(Read more at Townhall)

It will be interesting to see if Delta or the MLB stop checking ID’s due to racism. I wonder if we can get access to the capitol without some form of identification.

Five big takeaways on Georgia’s new election law

The Hill provided five key take-aways on the Georgia election law.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a sweeping voting bill into law on Thursday, making Georgia the first battleground state to enact major changes to its election laws after last year’s tumultuous election.

The GOP effort comes after a disastrous few months for Republicans in the state that included President Biden’s victory in the November general election and Democratic wins in two January Senate runoffs.

The law rewrites large sections of the state’s election laws and seeks to tighten voting procedures in ways that Democrats and voting rights advocates say will curtail voting access and disenfranchise voters across the state.

Here’s a look at some of what will change under the new voting law.

It creates a voter ID requirement for absentee voting

Democrats took advantage of Georgia’s no-excuse absentee voting policy in the 2020 general election and January Senate runoffs, utilizing a method of voting that has long been favored by Republicans.

The new elections law, however, looks to tighten the rules for absentee voting by requiring voters to provide a driver’s license or state ID card number to request and submit their absentee ballots.

Previously, election workers relied on a signature-matching process to verify absentee ballots that involved comparing a voter’s signature on a ballot to the signature on file for that individual.

To be sure, signature-matching is often something of a subjective process and has led to some votes, including many legally cast ballots, going uncounted because of inconsistencies in signatures.

But the new voter ID requirement for absentee ballots has angered voter rights advocates, who say it will make it more difficult for many people, especially low-income voters and racial and ethnic minorities, to use the absentee balloting system.

It limits the use of ballot drop boxes

Georgia began allowing the use of ballot drop boxes last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And while the new law will allow for them to remain permanent fixtures of the state’s elections process, it also looks to curtail their use.

Under the law, ballot drop boxes will have to be located in early-voting locations and can only be accessible when those polling sites are open.

What’s more, those drop boxes won’t be available in the last four days of an election, when drop boxes become particularly useful because of potential postage delays that could cause the ballot to arrive late to elections offices.

The law mandates at least one drop box per county. But it also limits additional drop boxes to either one per 100,000 registered voters or one per voting location, depending on which is fewer.

Trump railed against the use of drop boxes last year, claiming that they were vulnerable to tampering and voter fraud despite the fact that drop boxes have been used without incident for years in many jurisdictions.

It gives state lawmakers sweeping control over elections

State lawmakers and the Georgia State Elections Board are set to gain new powers under the law, while the secretary of state will be stripped of one of its key roles.

The law allows the State Elections Board to temporarily suspend county elections directors and boards that it deems in need of review. At the same time, the secretary of state will be removed as chair of the state board and will be made an ex-officio, nonvoting member.

Those provisions have raised particular concerns among Democrats, who say that it will give far-reaching control over state and local elections procedures to partisan legislators and allow them to determine, for example, which ballots to count.

The provision stripping the secretary of state of its top role on the State Elections Board comes after the current secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, repeatedly rejected former President Trump’s requests to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

It shortens the time frame for runoff elections and ends the “jungle primary” system for special elections

In a move that appears to be a thinly veiled response to the GOP’s joint losses in the two Jan. 5 Senate runoffs, the new elections law in Georgia looks to get rid of the all-party primary system — often called “jungle primaries” — for special elections, while shortening the runoff election timeline by five weeks.

Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and former Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) spent most of the last year sparring with one another in a jungle primary to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s (R-Ga.) term in office.

Loeffler eventually beat Collins in the November election, but failed to garner enough support for an outright win, pitting her against Democrat Raphael Warnock in a Jan. 5 runoff. The state’s other Senate race also advanced to a runoff, with former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) facing off against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

By doing away with the jungle primary system, Republicans are hoping to avoid a future repeat of Loeffler and Collins’s drawn-out battle that effectively allowed Warnock to avoid the most aggressive GOP attacks for much of the race.

The bill also seeks to head off the kind of lengthy runoff campaign that followed the November general elections, cutting the runoff period down from nine weeks to just four weeks and leaving less time for early voting, which benefited Democrats ahead of the January runoffs.

It expands weekend early voting, but cuts short the deadline for request absentee ballots

Republicans have pushed back on allegations that the new law seeks to suppress the vote, pointing to a provision in the bill that expands weekend early in-person voting by requiring two early voting dates on Saturdays and giving counties the option to hold early voting on two Sundays.

The law also mandates three weeks of early in-person voting and requires early-voting sites to be open for at least eight hours and up to 12 hours.

(Read more at The Hill)

If you are against voter ID, you are against honest elections

As we have known for too many elections, there must be laws that prevent multiple votes from being cast, from illegal voters from voting, and from other forms of cheating from being carried out.

However, to the too-little, too-late Republicans like Kemp: where were you when Biden was being installed due to your actions?

Hope and courage in times of trouble

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The importance of hope – 1 Peter 1:13-21

The following is a lesson presented by Mark Ramsey along with some of the responding comments from the class.

  1. The importance of hope
    How many of us have felt paralyzed, fearful, or depressed because of the pandemic and the shutdowns? Explain.

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:33‭-‬34 NASB)

    How do you define “hope.”

    For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “T he reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me .” For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:3‭-‬4 NASB)

    but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; (1 Peter 3:15 NASB)

    What or who do we too often put our hopes in?

    Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish. How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, (Psalms 146:3‭-‬5 NASB)

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. (Proverbs 3:5‭-‬7 NASB)

    Do you think it is important to have hope?

    This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:19‭-‬20 NASB)

    What happens when you lose hope?

    Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11 NASB)

    Do you think that it is difficult to have hope in the times in which we are living?

    If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. (John 15:18‭-‬20 NASB)

    As Christ followers, we have a known God and we have His letters from home. There are 365 “fear nots” in the Bible. One for each day of the year. Coincidental? I think not.

    • A call to “set our hope”
      How do we go about maintaining this hope while living in this world.

      Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. (Proverbs 3:5‭-‬7 NASB)

  2. Two Distinguishing marks of decided hope
    • A healthy mind

      Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13 NASB)

      We must prepare our minds for action. We are to pull in the loose ends of our lives. How do we do this?

      • Discipline our thoughts

        And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NASB)

      • Live according to biblical principles

        But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 NASB)

      • Disentangle ourselves from the world’s sinful hinderances

        Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (Hebrews 12:1 NASB)

      • Live in view of the future grace that accompanies Christ’s return

        Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. (Colossians 3:2‭-‬4 NASB)

      Is it easy to pull in the loose ends based on Scripture, to be sober minded? (Looking at the lives of Job, Elijah, and Jesus — no.) What makes it less difficult? (A focus on the Word is central.)

      If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7 NASB)

    • Holy living

      As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, (1 Peter 1:14 NASB)

      What does this mean to us? If God is not your Father, living a holy life will be impossible because a holy life is the fruit of being a member of God’s family. How much impact does the fact that you are God’s child and the Lord God Almighty is your Father, have on you? If we are in Christ, we are born into a new family and Jehovah God is our father. The dominant, compelling reason for us to live in holiness is our relationship with our Creator. We are called to love and serve God and to separate ourselves from immorality and uncleanness of the world. We have been adopted into the family of God and must heed the sovereign call to bear His image. We are His representatives.
      Does this have any impact on you as you go about your daily life? Explain.

  3. Three motivations for holy living
    • God’s character

      but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15‭-‬16 NASB)

      For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. (Leviticus 11:44a NASB)

      We are set apart for the glory of God.
      What does that mean to you that you are set apart for a special and unique purpose to bring glory to God? Do you believe it? Does it humble you? Explain.

    • God’s judgement

      If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; (1 Peter 1:17 NASB)

      So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:12 NASB)

      For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10 NASB)

      One day, we as believers will be brought before the judgement seat of Christ, where we will give an account of our lives and he will reward us accordingly.

      If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. (1 Corinthians 3:15 NASB)

      1 Corinthians 3:15 makes it clear that even the believer who gains no reward will still be saved. However, God’s judgement will separate the quality things from wasted time, money, energy, and motives that tainted a believer’s holiness. Our hope for heaven must induce us to holiness on earth.
      Do you ever think about this? Does it have any influence on the way you conduct yourself?

    • Christ’s sacrifice

      knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (1 Peter 1:18‭-‬21 NASB)

      “Redeemed” is the key word in this passage. The term means “to purchase release by paying a ransom” or “to deliver by the payment of a price.” To the Greeks, it meant paying money to buy back a prisoner of war.

      knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; (Romans 6:6 NASB)

      and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. (Romans 6:18 NASB)

      For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9:15 NASB)

      God redeemed us with the blood of His Son and our Savior.

      No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him— For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever— (Psalms 49:7‭-‬8 NASB)

      The blood of Christ is the most precious blood of all because Jesus was the only perfect Person who ever lived.

      But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9:11‭-‬15 NASB)

      There is no other solid ground of hope in troubled times that the fact of Christ took it all on Himself and rose victoriously, ready to lead us all to victory with Him.
      The unfathomable sacrifice of Jesus should compel us to live lives worthy of our calling. We were truly bought with a price. Our salvation was costly beyond our comprehension. Do I really need any other motivation for holy living than this?

On the tech giants in Joe Biden’s America

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Texas passes SB12, much to the consternation of liberals who want to continue to silence conservatives on social media

Texas moves to protect conservatives from tech giant viewpoint discrimination

The Texas Public Policy Action informs us of Texas SB 12, which would stop companies like Facebook and Twitter from blocking posts based on a political viewpoint.

Austin-CapitalSB 12 would prevent social media platforms with more than 100 million users in a calendar month from censoring a person’s viewpoint expressed in a social media post but would not prohibit the censoring of content that is prohibited, such as violent or overtly sexual content or in cases where federal law specifically allows websites and services to censor speech. This applies to Texas residents, users who do business in Texas and users who receive or share content on a social media platform in Texas.

SB 12 would require social media platforms to publicly disclose on their website and in a way easily accessible to the public, accurate information regarding its content management, data management, and business practices, including specific information regarding how they use, place, and target content and services.

Requires social media platforms to publish an acceptable use policy informing users of acceptable content, explaining the steps the social media platform will take to ensure content complies with the policy, and explains the means by which users can notify the platform of content that potentially violates the policy.

Requires social media platforms to publish a quarterly transparency report of the number of times they were alerted to illegal content or activity and their response. Provides process by which users can file complaint about content being removed and the responsibilities of the platform in rectifying the complaint.

The Attorney General may sue a social media platform for violating these terms.

(Read why Texas Public Policy Action supports SB12 at Texas Public Policy Action)

Reason.com points to possible flaws of Texas SB12 — all based on federalism

In their review of Texas SB12, Reason.com points out some flaws in Texas SB12:

Political bias on social media is one of the biggest issues animating the political right these days, and thus many conservatives talk about doing something to prevent “Big Tech” censorship. Several Republican-controlled states are considering passing legislation designed to accomplish just that.

The Texas Senate, for instance, is poised to approve SB12, which ostensibly prohibits social media companies from restricting their users’ speech.

“We need to recognize in Texas, maybe particularly in Texas, we see that the First Amendment is under assault by the social media companies and that is not going to be tolerated in Texas,” said Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in support of the bill.

The First Amendment is not under assault by social media companies. On the contrary, the First Amendment defends the free speech rights of private entities—like social media companies—against restrictive government action, like this bill. It would be more accurate to say that the First Amendment is under assault by the Texas legislature. A private company deciding what kind of speech it allows on its platform is precisely the kind of thing the First Amendment protects from government interference.

If that were not enough, the bill has two massive flaws, one of which might render it entirely pointless.

First, the bill defines its terms very broadly: It would prohibit any large social media company (more than 100 million monthly users) from restricting content because of the expressed viewpoint. “An interactive computer service may not censor a user, a user’s expression, or a user’s ability to receive the expression of another person,” the bill reads.

Practically speaking, this could prohibit Facebook and Twitter from taking action against content that is harmful, abusive, or spammy. Facebook’s News Feed algorithm makes choices about what kind of content to prioritize, and the platform occasionally opts to limit the reach of some posts—conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, or COVID-19, for instance. The bill would appear to interfere with the day-to-day runnings of the site in very basic ways. It could even force social media sites to take away moderation options from users.

“YouTube and Facebook allow page managers to remove content posted on their community pages,” noted Steve DelBianco, president of the trade association NetChoice, in his comments about the bill. “This empowers content creators to curate their pages to suit community interests. However, platforms and websites might remove this capability, since it invites expensive litigation under SB 12.”

If that weren’t good enough reason to oppose the bill, it also contains a section that appears to render the entire thing obsolete: “This chapter does not prohibit an interactive computer service from censoring expression that the interactive computer service is specifically authorized to censor by federal law.”

Under a federal law known as Section 230, social media companies cannot be held liable for “any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.” In other words, federal law already gives social media companies every right to restrict users’ content, and Texas’ bill—as written—bows to federal law.

(Read more at Reason.com)

Maybe it is time for states to start asserting their preeminence over the federal government. It was the states that created the federal government (not the other way around).

With all due deference to President Lincoln, we in Texas don’t like running a liberal ship into the ground — and that is just what New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. seem intent on doing. Therefore, we conservative states need to chart another course and dare the demented people up North to try to hold us down.

Mike Lindell touts a new social media platform that will handle over a billion users

The Epoch Times reports that Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of MyPillow, has announced the formation of a social media platform.

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The forthcoming social media website from MyPillow’s Mike Lindell will be able to handle more than a billion users, Lindell said this week.

“I believe it will handle upwards of a billion. If it doesn’t, we will get to that capacity. I don’t think that’s exaggerated, by any means,” Lindell told The Epoch Times.

“It’s going to be the safest, secure platform. I built it expecting to be attacked.”

The platform, dubbed Frank, has a landing page but isn’t operational yet.

Lindell told The Epoch Times’ affiliate NTD on March 11 that the website would be up and running within two weeks.

The current plan is to launch as soon as April 5, but no later than April 12.

“The only reason for the delay is, I actually added six more servers in another location. I really want redundancy, so I’ve got three different U.S. locations and another hidden one. So I’ve got—if anybody went out there to physically damage my stuff, I wanted a fourth location, so that was very important to me,” Lindell told The Epoch Times.

Frank is described as a mix of YouTube and Twitter. The core idea is free speech, according to Lindell, who was banned by Twitter in January for violations of the platform’s Civic Integrity Policy and has said he’s been harmed by actions from Google.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

This allows us the opportunity to use our feet to vote rather than using the change of law

Just like when I moved to Parler, I will move to both Mike Lindell’s and President Trump’s new platforms. However, I think that (instead of using these platforms as supplements to Facebook and Twitter — the latter of which cut my followership by thousands before I quit) I will use these primarily.

Just to mock Facebook and Instagram, here is the Trump interview those platforms banned in Joe Biden’s America

Here is the video banned by Instagram and Facebook

The following video is available in its entirety on Rumble.

Not only does the NYT buy ink by the barrel, they buy politicians

Corporate media legislation is “bait and switch to strangle conservative outlets”

Breitbart quotes Ken Blackwell as he outlines how the corporate media has worked with Democrat leaders to craft legislation that will drive out the competition.

Former Ohio state treasurer and secretary of state Ken Blackwell described a bill backed by corporate media giants currently making its way through Congress as “a bait-and-switch attempt that claims to help conservative news sources but would instead purge them from the marketplace of ideas.”

Blackwell took aim at the proposed legislation, known as the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2019 (JCPA), in an op-ed in the American Thinker.

As Breitbart News’s Allum Bokhari reported, the JCPA is deceptively titled because instead of promoting “competition,” the bill in its current form would “cement the advantage of the establishment and corporate media at the expense of its competitors” by giving “Big Media companies a special exemption from antitrust law, allowing them to form a cartel that would, under normal circumstances, be illegal to create.”

“Furthermore, there is nothing in the bill that would prevent the bigger media companies from excluding smaller companies from the cartel,” Bokhari added. “If passed, there would be nothing to stop the formation of a cartel that includes CNN, NBC, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other big companies, while excluding smaller competitors in the independent media — not to mention local newspapers. Such a cartel would secure favorable rates for the former while leaving the latter in the dust.”

Blackwell’s op-ed offers similar criticism of the bill. He explains that it would not only grant big media companies an exemption from federal antitrust laws, but it would also allow them to “operate in a coordinated fashion to negotiate prices that social media companies like Facebook would have to pay them to carry their content. It would ensure that these tech billionaires would have to direct some of their riches into content providers.”

“But that’s a Big Boys’ game, where the major players could decide whom to let into their club. Smaller outlets would be left out in the cold, and the market would suffer,” Blackwell writes.

(Read three central paragraphs of Blackwell quote at Breitbart)

America needs to remain a country where the little guy can thrive

Oddly, under the Democrat socialist politicians, America is becoming a nation of Nazi-eque melding of big business and government.

At the border in Joe Biden’s America (but not for long)

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An affect of illegal alien acceptance among church-based NGO’s

Long-time foster family gets booted from their house so unaccompanied minors can move in

Townhall comments on a charity that changed to profit from Joe Biden’s America-last policy at the border.

As a record number of unaccompanied minors continue to flock across the United States-Mexico border, both the federal government and nonprofit organizations are looking at temporary housing for the children. Border Patrol and HHS facilities are running far overcapacity. In fact, the Donna Border Patrol facility in Texas is running at 1,700 percent of capacity. There are 4,100 unaccompanied minors in that facility that is designed for no more than 250 people. And that seems to be a common thread throughout the immigration system.

The unprecedented number of unaccompanied minors and families crossing the border has nonprofit organizations restructuring and rethinking their programs. That’s precisely what Friends of Youth, a Washington State-based program providing services and housing for homeless and foster youth, decided to do. The nonprofit realized they could receive extra funding for taking in unaccompanied minors.

Friends of Youth “restructured,” which meant four foster kids – between the ages of 12 and 18 – and their foster parents were kicked out of their home in Renton. Edmundo and Paula Serena Sanchez have provided roughly 20 foster kids with a home over the last seven years. Their home, however, is a facility that belongs to Friends of Youth.

The home is being transitioned “…to provide a different scope of services in support of unaccompanied youth,” a letter from the nonprofit stated. The reason for the change, according to Friends of Youth Chief Program Officer DeAnn Adams, is “the organization saw a new funding source with the federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement and decided to use the Howard’s House – where Serena Sanchez and his foster family now live – as housing for undocumented immigrant children,” KING 5 reported.

Despite there being an eviction moratorium in place, the nonprofit says they are exempt.

“The agreement in place with this family is not a traditional rent/lease agreement and therefore does not fall under the eviction moratorium,” the Friends of Youth’s FAQ page reads.  “The family voluntarily entered into an agreement that clearly stipulated a lack of lease or residential tenancy rights.”

Friends of Youth’s Director of Marking and Communications, Hannah Mello, told KTTH the nonprofit wouldn’t see an increase in funding from the decision. The organization, however, did receive $410,588 from the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The funding, according to Mello, will come directly from the federal government, not the state.

“The new residential program will receive funding from the federal government for the youth in our care. However, the funding will be provided as a reimbursement for costs after they are incurred, under strict federal guidelines,” Mello said in a statement.

The foster care system lacks adequate bed space for foster care kids, which has resulted in them being housed in hotel rooms and state office buildings. Instead of keeping these foster kids in a loving, stable environment where they can thrive, the nonprofit organization chose unaccompanied minors over America’s youth.

“Why on earth are they allowing this to happen to our most vulnerable youth? It’s wrong,” State Rep. Michelle Caldier, a former foster child herself, told KING 5. “There’s a reason as to why they are choosing to go with the ‘unaccompanied minors’ and change their program. They tend to chase the dollars.”

The worst part is this is having a dramatic toll on the four foster kids that were living in the home, especially after being on lockdown over the last year. One of the kids had to be taken to the hospital for panic attacks while a teenager ran away and has yet to return.

But remember folks. This isn’t a border “crisis.” It’s simply a “humanitarian challenge.” And it’s having a grave impact on America’s youth.

(Read more and view the associated video at Townhall)

This requires a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show.

So, foster kids get tossed on the street or shuffled into more crowded homes just as masses of illegal aliens from Brazil, Chile, and beyond come (as many as 50% infected)

It seems that the “Friends of Youth” aren’t so concerned about youth as the bottom line.

One admission that will never cross the pages or airwaves of the main stream media

White House admits Biden policy caused a rush of minors at the border

Townhall comments on the admission of Biden that his policy caused a rush of minors at the border.

Speaking to reporters at the White House Friday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged that the Biden administration policy of admitting all unaccompanied minors who show up at the U.S. southern border is causing the number of children traveling alone to increase.

“The big difference, which we certainly understand the outcome may be an influx of more children. If you were kicking children out, there’s naturally by design, there’s going to be more children that come in,” Psaki said. “We certainly have a different approach. We understand the outcome and the impact of that.”

“All I’m conveying is that obviously we’re going to have more kids across, in the country since we’ve been letting unaccompanied minors stay and the last administration immorally kicked them out, in our view,” she continued.

Customs and Border Protection predicts at least 117,000 unaccompanied minors will cross into the U.S. this year. Psaki was asked if an unlimited number of them will be admitted and ultimately allowed to stay indefinitely.

(Read more at Townhall)

That admission by Psaki was probably pushed by an interview between Stephanopoulos and Biden

Had dementia Joe not made some admissions during an interview (parsed by the NextNewsNetwork in the video below), she probably would not have admitted any surge.

Additionally, one thing that pushed this surge was the call Joe made during his campaign (refer to the tweet below if you have the memory of the average Democrat voter). However, for those foreign nationals who listened and took action due to this speech, they also had a short memory. It was Obama/Biden that first created the “kids in cages” concept (go look at photos prior to 2015). It was parents being separated from children that created the need for kids in cages.

Nonetheless, with Joe’s and Jen’s admissions, we see that we have a surge. What we don’t see is the degree to which this surge dominates over the surges of previous years. That goes unreported as a story unto itself in the main stream press. However, if you go to Reuters in February 2021, you will find 100K illegal aliens had breached our borders. In February 2020, U.S.News reported that apprehensions of illegal aliens was up to 37K after an 8-month decline. When several “immigrant rights” groups coordinated in 2019, Fox News reported that 75K illegals in February 2019 put the border at a “breaking point.” In 2018, U.S.News reported that 23K illegals were apprehended. Therefore, absent invitations from a presidential candidate or campaigns by Democrat-party affiliated action groups — it does not look like 100,000 illegal aliens at the border during February happens organically.

OAN reporter tweets that 40% of McAllen air traffic is illegals being flown out by Biden

If you did not find this tweet, you probably did not hear about this

Joe is doing all he can to hide the numbers, the distribution, and the end result of opening the borders to all of these COVID carriers (some reports have as much as 50% with COVID) and possible Islamists (numbers of peoples from terror-sponsoring countries have been caught at our border under Biden).

Arizona Sheriff: Illegal Border Crossings May Be Underreported by 300%

PJ Media reports on the under-reporting by main stream media regarding how many illegals cross daily.

On March 19, the president of the Arizona Sheriff’s Association, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, wrote an open letter on the border crisis and posted it to Facebook. It lays waste to the narrative that the current policies that encourage migration are a kinder, gentler approach. Dannels directly confronts the hypocrisy of our public health bureaucrats remaining silent on the COVID risks posed by the current crisis while restricting the movement and activities of American citizens.

Dannels details how the Mexican cartels, which he correctly labels transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), use the significant increase in human trafficking to cover for drug smuggling. He also talks passionately about the dangers of placing children in the care of these criminal organizations, which control the southern side of the border entirely. Dannels believes the number of border crossers is grossly underestimated due to monitoring on the Arizona border:

In Cochise County, Arizona they have a sophisticated camera system along migrant routes across the border. These cameras detect significantly more traffic than our federal partners report capturing. In fact, our estimates are that only about 28% of the people crossing illegally are taken into custody. While the scope of the known crisis is enormous, we believe it may be underreported by close to 300%.

Leveling significant criticism at the Biden administration, Dannels notes:

Due to what we believe is misdirected policy from Washington, DC undocumented persons are being released into our communities. This is overloading our NGOs and nonprofits. Once released we have an affirmative responsibility to provide some standard of care for these people. Our local community resources are no longer able to provide social services to our own citizens. We have no meaningful assistance from the federal government. The appearance is of washing their hands of a mess they alone created and leaving it to border communities to struggle through. This is completely unacceptable.

Dannels’s assessment is similar to that of the mayor of Del Rio, Texas, who said his city’s resources are exhausted due to caring for migrants. On Monday, Sheriff Dannels spoke to Glenn Beck, and said the situation has only gotten worse. Dannels, a 37-year veteran of law enforcement at the border, talked openly about the progress made during the Trump administration that President Biden has dismantled. Dannels called President Biden’s executive order on immigration, signed on day one of his presidency, politically and ideologically driven.

When he [President Biden] did that the first day, it sent a message to the cartels and those vulnerable people that “hey, we’re coming across, we’re opening up the border.” He stopped the construction on the border wall, which stopped the perennial technology revenue, resources, and the physical barrier. My three checkpoints are shut down in my county. I’ve got a border patrol station shut down in my county for responding to help my deputies. I’ve got my aerostat shut down and I just learned Friday they removed me from the Homeland Security Council.

When Secretary Mayorkas removed people from this advisory council, it was the first time members were let go since its formation after 9/11. A total of 32 members were relieved of their advisory positions. The letter said the group would reconvene using a new model. All of the members were volunteers who advised the secretary on national security issues using their frontline experience and expertise.

The cartels use roads and physical elements that were part of the border wall construction to improve their smuggling operations. With no proper closure to the project, it has made patrolling the border more difficult. Dannels says Arizona has chaos on the border just taking into consideration the technology and physical barrier problems.

He also detailed how the cartels operate. He talked about the recycling of children who cross the border with multiple adults to gain easier entry. Dannels said the crossing price in his Arizona county is $6,000. When individuals cross and are indebted, illegal migrants become involved in the sex trade, drug smuggling, and gangs. This pattern affects the safety and security of small towns along the border:

It seems like nobody can fix this problem. We had the most powerful leader in the country and that’s our president. Excluding President Trump, who put a lot of effort on this border. I’ve gone through a lot of presidents in my 37 years and I’m telling you it’s rather disgusting. Because it’s like we’re left out of the U.S. when it comes to security, being American, our Constitutional rights are on the southwest border.

Dannels closed with a warning encouraging Americans to reject the open-borders policies of the Biden administration:

Everything coming over the southwest border, whether it’s drugs, whether it’s a national security issue, whether it’s a health pandemic issue, COVID, whatever it may be it’s coming into your neighborhood. We might be the gate to all, but it’s coming into your neighborhoods. They’re not staying in my community. Until they can find the means, the non-governmental programs can get them out of here. Right now, we see charter buses all the time. $1500 a hit to take kids out of our county. $1500 and almost every day you’re seeing them pull out of my county.

On April 21, the pandemic health policies at the border that allow only essential travel will expire. Right now, that order enables Arizona to return border crossers to the Mexican state of Sonora. The state across the border from Texas will not allow border crossers to return. Dannels cautions that if the restriction expires, additional migrants will flood the southwest border.

(Watch the video for this article at PJ Media)

Earlier, sheriffs reported that COVID infections were as high as 50%

Considering that it was the sheriffs group that found that 50% of the illegal aliens had COVID, we owe a lot to the sheriffs.

DOD linguist pleads guilty to feeding top secret government information to Hizballah after falling in love

Do you remember how Biden removed travel restrictions he called a “Muslim ban” (but were actually bans on travel from seats of Islamic terrorism)? Have you been watching how thousands have been pouring over our Southern border?

The Daily Caller informs us of a DOD linguist who handed top secret information to Hizballah after she “fell in love.”

A contract linguist at an overseas U.S. military facility pleaded guilty to transmitting highly sensitive classified national defense information to Lebanese Hizballah, according to a Friday report by the Department of Justice.

Mariam Taha Thompson, 63, was entrusted with a top secret government security clearance, the report says. She pleaded guilty to leaking information to an unindicted co-conspirator, in whom she reportedly developed a romantic interest over a messaging application in 2017, and who she knew had a family member in the Lebanese Ministry of the Interior.

Thompson was assigned to a special operations task force facility in Iraq in December 2019. The United States launched a series of airstrikes targeting designated Iranian-backed terrorist organization “Kata’ib Hizballlah” around that time, according to the report.

The offensive culminated Jan. 3 when Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, as well as the founder of Kata’ib Hizballah, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were assassinated as a result of a U.S. drone strike.

Thompson’s co-conspirator requested her to provide “them” with information about the human assets of the U.S. military involved in the assassination of Soleimani. The defendant admitted that she understood that “they” were Lebanese Hizballah, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

She had managed to pass dozens of secret files containing the identities of at least 10 clandestine human assets; at least 20 U.S. targets; and multiple tactics, techniques and procedures by the time of her arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in February 2020, the report says.

“It’s astounding that an American working for the U.S. military overseas would abandon her country in favor of terrorists,” Assistant Director for the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division Alan Kohler said according to the DOJ. “The FBI and its partners placed a high priority on this case because the defendant provided classified defense information to a foreign terrorist organization, information that put members of the U.S. military in harm’s way.”

Thompson faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Add to this the facts that Biden opened the border and nullified Trump’s travel ban

Not only do we have DOD officials handing out secrets to Hizballah, we have Biden opening the Southern border to all comers, and Biden nullifying the travel ban from terror-sponsoring states. Sounds like a good way to go back to the monthly attacks by Islamists that were happening during the Obama years.

Biden Border Patrol will return illegals who were once kept in Mexico under Trump to a West Texas town

Breitbart points out that a policy change will have Border Patrol putting the illegal aliens who were once kept in Mexico (during the Trump administration) to a West Texas town.

Law enforcement sources report that another port of entry town will be designated as a return center for those migrants who were ordered to remain in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols despite no public announcements on the matter. The Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program was cancelled by an executive order on President Joe Biden’s first day in office.

This week, the port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas, will commence receiving the migrants, according to a Breitbart Texas law enforcement source. Initially, Brownsville and El Paso, Texas, plus San Diego, California, were designated as re-entry points for 25,000 asylum applicants.

According to DHS, ports of entry in Hidalgo and Laredo, Texas, are scheduled to begin participating in the return process this week. DHS has made no formal mention of Eagle Pass.

As of February 11, 2021, migrants previously removed under the Trump program began returning to the United States with the assistance of the United Nations. According a United Nations press release, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are conducting in-person registration and are performing COVID-19 tests for those seeking re-entry.

Border Patrol agents in the Eagle Pass area along with their CBP counterparts are already stretched thin, dealing with an increase in illegal border crossings. According to the source, the administrative load of returning MPP asylum applicants will only detract from an already strained workforce coping with overcrowded facilities.

Describing the program, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, “President Biden has made clear, the U.S. government is committed to rebuilding a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system … This latest action is another step in our commitment to reform immigration policies that do not align with our nation’s values.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

It seems like DHS is being made to put illegal aliens in all sorts of places

DHS puts them under bridges, in detention facilities that are loaded to 1700% of their capacity, in convention centers across the state of Texas (even ones without working water), and now in a West Texas town.

Maybe that is why Biden now has allowed the press to see the conditions at the detention centers.

Eight hundred and sixty-one criminals caught crossing Texas border, including ninty-two sex offenders

The Epoch Times reports that 861 criminals have been caught at the border. This number includes 92 sex offenders. So much for Biden’s claim they are “law-abiding people just looking for a better life.”

Border Patrol section chief reported that more than 861 criminals have been encountered at the border, including 92 sex offenders and 63 gang members since the start of the fiscal year.

“Within the copious amounts of groups being encountered in” the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas, “a Salvadoran man with a prior conviction for murder was discovered” along with 862 criminal aliens, Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings wrote on Twitter Saturday.

Hastings wrote that recently, agents encountered five large groups of illegal immigrant families, unaccompanied minors, and some adults—totalling 539.

Embedded in the groups were about 93 unaccompanied children, Hastings said, adding that so far in 2021, more than 18,000 such children have been encountered by agents.

President Joe Biden last week said he would not apologize for rolling back a number of border policies of his Republican predecessor, President Donald Trump, and brushed off criticism that illegal immigrants were making the journey because they perceived him to be a “nice guy.”

He said the United States was in talks with Mexico for that country to take back more illegal immigrant families.

Biden has received bipartisan backlash, with even some Democratic lawmakers calling on the president to reinstate some of Trump’s immigration policies.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

#MeToo was just a way to attack Kavanaugh. It had nothing to do with protecting women from sex offenders.

By the fact that #MeToo only appears when a group of Democrats want to attack a conservative (or purported conservative), I would not put any faith in a Democrat’s voiced desire to protect women. From here on out, actions will have to prove their words.

Ron Johnson: Media Blackout on Border Akin to ‘Communist China’

Breitbart reports on the words of Senator Ron Johnson concerning the media’s intentional ignorance of the border crisis.

Monday on Fox Business Network’s “The Evening Edit,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) slammed the Biden administration’s efforts to suppress news from the southern U.S. border, especially images they could sway public opinion.

Johnson also attacked the media for not pushing back against the Biden administration.

He likened the tactics the Biden administration used to “minders” to what one might see in Communist China.

“Well, the mainstream media is basically in their back pocket,” he replied. “Let’s face it. They picked their candidate and did everything they could, suppressed the report on Hunter Biden to make sure that Joe Biden won. And so the last thing they want to do is prove themselves wrong in picking the wrong horse. But one of the things we revealed in a 2018 hearing is that they actually sell children to people who want to come across, so they can come across as a family unit and exploit our laws. Again, we have known this for years. And this is exactly what President Biden is allowing to happen. It’s absolutely shameful.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Considering that a war has been forming with Democrats and China on one side and the truth-seeking COVID scientists on the other, it seems the Democrats and China have much in common

__Recently, as the scientific world seeks answers to the origin of the coronavirus, we observed Democrats (along with the WHO) lining up to defend the Chinese excuse that coronavirus evolved on its own from interaction between humans and bats. Never mind that there were no intermediate, less infectious versions of the virus that might occur with an organic virus. Never mind that Fauci funded a lab in Wuhan to study bat viruses. Never mind a whole host of other unanswered questions.

Biden State Department response to the obvious on coronavirus

Racist

Introducing the Psaki sock

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Which is which?

Kermit

A safe, filtered message

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The shining filibuster

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All they need is 4,000 kids in that cage (if it was designed for 100)

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The beginning (along with HR1, HR5, and HR8)

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The border team

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Voter fraud found during the past week in Joe Biden’s America

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Anyone who has recently read my posts has noticed my claim that voter fraud (among other things) would remain a trend in Joe Biden’s America. This post takes articles published during the seven days ending on 30 March 2021 to illustrate just that concept.

Voter fraud in Missoula getting national attention: at least 5% of votes fraudulently cast

Montana Daily Gazette points out how voter fraud in Democrat-majority county Missoula County in Montana has been discovered.

There seems to be little doubt if for nothing more than obvious but anecdotal evidence, that voter fraud seems to be demonstrably worse in Democrat strongholds. Combining that with mail-in ballots this year was a recipe for disaster in Missoula, where an audit has revealed anomalies that cannot be explained by anything but intentional and criminal voter fraud.

Real Clear Investigations wrote the report that should have anyone in Missoula County sharpening pitchforks and lighting their torches, at least if they were as concerned about election security as they are renewable energy goals.

The report begins…

A mountainous, 2,600-square-mile region with a population of approximately 119,600 does not seem like your prototypical setting for machine politics. Yet a recent audit of mail-in ballots cast there found irregularities characteristic of larger urban centers — on a level that could have easily swung local elections in 2020, and statewide elections in cycles past.

It goes on, “The story at hand begins during the pandemic summer of 2020, when the then-governor, Democrat Steve Bullock, issued a directive permitting counties to conduct the general election fully by mail.  In the run-up to the election, a court also struck down Montana’s law aimed at preventing ballot harvesting.”

What was the consequence of the all-mail ballot? It appears to have been tragic.
Thanks to all-around conservative super-hero, Brad Tschida, Missoula County was pressed via legal wrangling to access the county’s ballots and review them for irregularities. The results were astounding, with 6.33% of all ballots lacking envelopes (which ensure their originality and that they indeed belong to a registered voter). Please note that it is illegal to count such ballots.

Meanwhile, “county employees claimed that during the post-election audit, some of the envelopes may have been double-counted, possibly indicating an even higher number of missing envelopes.”

In addition, .7% of envelopes didn’t have their signatures checked. Dozens of ballot envelopes “bore strikingly similar, distinctive handwriting styles in the signatures, suggesting that one or several persons may have filled out and submitted multiple ballots, an act of fraud.” And once more, 28 ballots from a Missoula nursing home – out of 28 ballots – had the same handwriting and it appears all the signatures were forged by the same individual.

It’s a mess in Missoula County. But that’s just one county. How many more “irregularities” would be found in Gallatin County, for example?

But it was at this point in the audit that Missoula County officials banned the auditors from taking photographs of the forged signatures, proving the fraud, and started to obstruct justice. They also refused to provide video they claimed was taken of the vote-counting process to ensure election integrity. They gave no reason for not releasing the footage that could absolve them of wrongdoing.

This isn’t the first time Missoula media has dealt with the accusation of voter fraud, with the Missoula Current – a Democrat rag publication – claiming in 2017 that irregularities are only “clerical errors.” Without a hint of irony, the left-leaning Missoulian de-published a 2017 op-ed claiming “there will never be voter fraud in Missoula” without an explanation, shoving the opinion down the memory hole.

However, the Montana Daily Gazette – committed to real journalism – has fished the op-ed from the Ministry of Truth trash compactor for you (it’s available on the WayBack Machine here). The headline is a tad misleading, and the op-ed was written by then-Secretary of State, Corey Stapleton, pointing out that Missoula was replete with voter fraud and, in fact, is worse than anyone imagined. The title was Stapleton’s reflection that if it’s up to Missoula County officials to designate something as voter fraud, it’s never going to happen.

Stapleton wrote of the “irregularities”…

But that’s not voter fraud, apparently. Hmm. At least that’s what Missoula County officials said. In fact, dozens of mail ballots in Missoula County did not have legal matching signatures for the May 25th special congressional election. How many of those 150 mail ballots with illegal signatures were forgeries? You will never know. How many similar cases in recent years have been prosecuted in Missoula? None.

Why would The Missoulian pull that 2017 op-ed only recently? The reasons aren’t forthcoming. Neither are the explanations by Missoula County election officials for why these ballots were counted and, in some cases, double-counted.

Montanans would be wise to stop and consider the efficacy of all mail-in voting in upcoming elections.

(Read the closing points at Montana Daily Gazette)

One week of online and print stories on election fraud (also known as “voter fraud”)

This post only contains articles published during the seven days prior to 30 March 2021.

In the case of the article above, voter fraud in the 2020 election is highlighted by way of an article published on 25 March 2021 regarding a Democrat county where mail-in voting had been legal. However, in an election rife with accusations against Democrats regarding election fraud, why would anyone pad the Democrat lead in a Democrat county by adding envelope-less ballots to the ballot count? Does this point toward a national trend to padding the lead for dementia Joe?

Woodland Park resident found guilty of voting twice in primary election

The Gazette reports that a Woodland Park official has been found guilty of voting twice in the primary election.

CummerAfter being reappointed to the Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority Board, Jan Wilson, right, is sworn in June 2018. Wilson, under her married name Janis Cummer, was found guilty in Teller County Court Feb. 10 of voting twice in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.

Jan Wilson of Woodland Park was found guilty in Teller County Combined Court Wednesday of voting twice in the April primary election.

In the State of Colorado vs. Janis M. Cummer, Teller County Clerk & Recorder Krystal Brown cited Wilson with the misdemeanor offense in May after discovering that she had submitted two ballots. Wilson was arraigned in July and the case went to court Feb. 10.

(Read more at The Gazette)

We expect our officials to show higher standards

When it comes to our elected officials, we expect better. A dementia Joe excuse will not fly here.

Twenty-four foreigners charged with voter fraud in North Carolina

Vision Times tells us about the 24 foreign nationals who have been charged with voter fraud in North Carolina.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for eastern North Carolina has charged 24 additional people with voter fraud over 18 months. They were without American citizenship and came from 15 nations, including Yemen, Nigeria, Iraq, France, and several Central American countries.

The charges date back to 2019, with the latest arrest this month. If convicted, the defendants could face a jail sentence and fines of up to $350,000.

Two of the arrested, Gabriela Guzman-Miguel (26) and Jose Abraham Navarro (42) from Mexico, voted despite having no legal standing. Several others have been charged with registering to vote by falsely claiming American citizenship. Some of them engaged in activities like misuse of permits, visas, and other voter registration documents.

After the 2016 election, the North Carolina board of elections conducted an audit which discovered that 41 people acknowledged casting votes even though they were not American citizens. The audit pointed out that most individuals were unaware that they were ineligible to vote.

The report highlighted a woman in her 70s living in the country for over 50 years. She was registered to vote, thinking she was a U.S. citizen because she was married to one.

(Read the excuses liberals provide for foreigners voting in America at the Vision Times)

I cannot say who these foreigners voted for; however, I can tell you which party pushes to have them vote

I can point toward Democrat enclaves in California where foreign nationals are allowed to vote in local elections. I can point to the Democrat effort to give Dreamers and farm workers a path to citizenship (and the vote).

Joe Biden botches the Georgia voting law

National Review suggests outlines how Biden has botched Georgia’s new voting law as he has just about everything else. This instance found over 5,000 illegal votes in a hand count of an almost all-Democrat county.

Joe Biden, grasping the latest left-wing talking point pushed by Stacey Abrams and her media allies everywhere, has launched a misleading attack on Georgia Senate Bill 202, which Governor Brian Kemp just signed into law.

Here’s what Biden had to say:

It’s an atrocity. The idea, you want any indication, it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency. They pass a law saying you can’t provide water for people standing in line, while they’re waiting to vote.  You don’t need anything else to know that this is nothing but punitive, designed to keep people from voting. You can’t provide water for people about to vote? Give me a break.

Let’s take a look at what S.B. 202 actually says:

No person shall solicit votes [or] distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to [a voter] … This Code section shall not be construed to prohibit a poll officer…from making available self-service water from an unattended receptacle to [a voter] waiting in line to vote.

The parts in bold are what S.B. 202 added to the statute. The prohibition applies inside polling places, within 150 feet of a polling place, or “within 25 feet of any voter standing in line to vote at any polling place.”

Now, first of all, notice what is not prohibited here. Voters can still bring bottled water or other food or beverages with them to stand on line to vote, as people often do when waiting at Disney World or to buy concert tickets or in other public places where people stand on long lines. Voters can still also, if they like, order food; the bill doesn’t stop the Domino’s Pizza man or the local hot dog cart or taco truck from doing business. And if you feel impelled to donate food and drink to voters, you can still do that, too; you just have to give it to the poll workers so they can put it out for general use. The president’s claim that “You can’t provide water for people about to vote” is just false. What you cannot do under the new Georgia law is deploy people in National Rifle Association t-shirts and MAGA hats to hand out free Koch-brothers-financed, Federalist Society–branded pizza to voters.

In other words, this entire controversy is not about people dropping dead of hunger and thirst on long voting lines at all. It’s about electioneering around the polling place by people looking to advertise that they represent a cause, and who try to influence voters by giving them free stuff. Across the country today, we already have lots of laws against this sort of thing. There is nothing wrong with Georgia trying to limit it.

While state laws vary, many other states have electioneering bans that prevent people from giving gifts to voters, approaching voters on line or in the process of voting, or wearing or displaying political messages around the polling place. Minnesota law has a broad ban on approaching voters:

No one except an election official or an individual who is waiting to register or to vote or an individual who is conducting exit polling shall stand within 100 feet of the building in which a polling place is located. Minn. Stat. § 204C.06

In 2018, the Supreme Court in Minn. Voters Alliance v. Mansky found that Minnesota had a valid basis for its ban on voters wearing any sort of political badge, button, or insignia inside a polling place. Chief Justice Roberts, noting that the majority of states had some restrictions on campaign-related clothing and accessories at the polls, explained:

We see no basis for rejecting Minnesota’s determination that some forms of advocacy should be excluded from the polling place, to set it aside as an island of calm in which voters can peacefully contemplate their choices. . . . Casting a vote is a weighty civic act, akin to a jury’s return of a verdict, or a representative’s vote on a piece of legislation. It is a time for choosing, not campaigning. The State may reasonably decide that the interior of the polling place should reflect that distinction.

Seven Justices joined that opinion, which nonetheless found that the law entangled Minnesota too much into deciding what messages were political; the two dissenters would have upheld the law.

Montana’s law aims directly at campaigns handing out food, drink, or tobacco:

On election day, a candidate, a family member of a candidate, or a worker or volunteer for the candidate’s campaign may not distribute alcohol, tobacco, food, drink, or anything of value to a voter within a polling place or a building in which an election is being held or within 100 feet of an entrance to the building in which the polling place is located. § 13-35-211, MCA

New York makes “Furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls” a class A misdemeanor, and explicitly includes handing out “meat, drink, tobacco, refreshment or provision” unless it is worth less than a dollar and the person providing it is not identified:

Any person who…in respect of any election during the hours of voting…gives or provides, or causes to be given or provided, or shall pay, wholly or in part, for any meat, drink, tobacco, refreshment or provision to or for any person, other than [poll workers and other voting officials], except any such meat, drink, tobacco, refreshment or provision having a retail value of less than one dollar, which is given or provided to any person in a polling place without any identification of the person or entity supplying such provisions, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. N.Y. Elec. Law § 17-140

Biden’s own home state of Delaware bans giving gifts or rewards to voters in presidential primary elections:

Whoever…pays, transfers or delivers, or offers…any money, or other valuable thing as a compensation, inducement or reward for the giving or withholding or in any manner influencing the giving or withholding a vote…shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $5,000 or imprisoned not less than 1 month nor more than 3 years, or both. 15 Del. C. § 3167

Laws of these sorts have been the product of experience. In 1998, the Supreme Court of Kentucky, in Ellis v. Meeks, threw out the results of a primary election where the winner, Meeks (who prevailed by eight votes) had handed out free food at the polling place, and made it available to voters. The court rejected the argument that this was all harmless because there was no direct evidence that he had changed any votes or had demanded any explicit quid pro quo from voters:

At ten of the fifteen voting stations in the 11th Ward, Meeks made free food available to anyone present, glad-handed voters as they entered, and spoke with voters as they signed in to vote. Based upon this evidence, we… hold that Meeks’ non-verbal conduct solicited votes and amounted to electioneering within 500 feet of a building where votes were being cast…We can conceive of no other explanation for his actions…. We find that making free food available to precinct workers and voters was an item of value offered by Meeks in exchange for their votes or moral support in violation of [Kentucky law].

Georgia’s law follows the same line of reasoning: The obvious motive of showing up to hand things directly to voters, rather than just providing them to poll workers to distribute, is to influence their votes.

Once upon a time, American elections were different; we had no secret ballot, and openly bribing voters was considered a standard part of democracy. George Washington famously handed out whiskey on voting day when he ran for the House of Burgesses, and so did most everybody else in his era. But our laws have cracked down on those tactics for a reason.

Is there a problem with voters standing on long lines to vote? Yes, there is, and it tends to fall more heavily on black voters. But unfortunately, in states such as Georgia, the problem of long lines is largely under the control of local Democratic officials rather than the Republicans who run the state, who nonetheless get all the blame from the national media.

(Read more at the National Review)

Ok, this is not an article about voter fraud, but it does illustrate how Democrats distort efforts at ballot protection

In addition to the Biden’s fallacious claims refuted by National Review, I can also point out how Biden made the accusation that the bill reduces early voting hours while the new law actually expands weekday early voting hours.

It seems that Biden and his press live in an alternate universe where conservative facts become their opposites and Democrat facts never get challenged.

Two Paterson city council members indicted on voter fraud charges in council race

New York NBC reports that two Paterson city council members have been indicted on voter fraud charges.

PatersonTwo city council members in Paterson have been indicted for allegedly interfering with a special election last year, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Wednesday, in a case cited by then-President Donald Trump in his unsuccessful lawsuit to try and invalidate voting by mail in New Jersey.

Alex Mendez won the special election to fill a council seat on May 12, but voter fraud claims soon surfaced. The state attorney general’s office initiated a probe after U.S. Postal Service inspectors said they found hundreds of mail-in ballots located in a mailbox in Paterson, along with more found in nearby Haledon.

Ultimately, the Passaic County Board of Elections decided not to count 800 ballots cast in the race and a judge ordered a new election for last November.

Mendez, 45, and Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, 49, were originally charged in a criminal complaint last June. Despite the pending criminal charges, Mendez won a tight race in November.

The indictments handed up last month charge Mendez and Jackson with multiple counts including election fraud, unauthorized possession of ballots and falsifying or tampering with public records. The state attorney general’s office alleged the men collected ballots from voters and delivered them to county officials, which candidates are prohibited from doing.

The ballots also allegedly lacked required identifying information for the bearer, who under law must complete a certification in the presence of the voter for whom he or she is delivering the ballot.

(Read more at NBC)

Paterson, New Jersey elections have oddly been the topic of several posts at this blog

It seems that Paterson became the center of a 2020 election fraud post and previously the center of a 2015 election fraud post.

Still, it is always a good idea to keep an eye on the localities that seem to be the hub of electoral fraud (like Paterson, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and other Democrat hubs).

Some of the many ways Biden obfuscates and screws up at the border of Joe Biden’s America

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Biden official asked GOP senators visiting border to delete photos from facilities

Fox News reports that a Biden official asked Republican senators to delete photos of the facilities.

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., told Fox News that a Biden official asked Republican senators to delete photos they took at a border facility they were touring on Friday.

Braun originally made the remarks to the Washington Examiner.

“There was one of Biden’s representatives. I felt sorry for the lady because she actually talked to me about deleting a picture, but by the time she got to me, all those other pictures were taken, and that shows you the hypocrisy,” Braun told the Examiner of a migrant processing and holding center in Donna, Texas.

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“None of us would have gone down there if we were going to be muzzled,” said Braun, who added that Border Patrol also asked that no photos were to be taken, but that “they were telling us that because they had to.”

Braun and 18 of his Republican colleagues, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas inspected the holding center this week, which is at 700 percent capacity amid a surge in migrants.

The photos showed children sleeping on the ground in an enclosed area.

Braun told the Examiner as the group stopped with border agents at the edge of the Rio Grande, where migrants often try to illegally cross. There he said a group of “coyotes,” who guide migrants across the border for money, jeered at the group in Spanish.

“All of a sudden to hear from the other side of the river taunting from the smugglers and coyotes, most of it in Spanish, telling the border guards that whatever you do, we’re coming,” said Braun. “That kind of hit home in such an anecdotal way because it is one story that kind of is a metaphor for what’s happening all up and down the border.”

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Braun, after visiting the facility, penned a letter to the president imploring him to visit the border.

The letter, obtained first by Fox News, which includes pictures Braun took Friday during his visit of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Texas.

The images show migrants jammed into pods at the processing facility and children sleeping on mats on the floor.

“The crisis surrounding this surge makes it a moral imperative for you to see firsthand what is happening—and not the sanitized version of the border tour taken by some of my congressional colleagues,” Braun wrote. “Having personally gone this week, I can testify to this being an inhumane, unsustainable and dangerous situation.

There were more than 18,000 unaccompanied minors in either Border Protection or Health and Human Services custody as of Thursday, according to homeland security records.

By law, children are not supposed to stay in the processing facilities for more than 72 hours before being transferred to HHS shelters specifically designed to care for children. But the surge of migrants at the border has overwhelmed the processing centers and caused delays.

(Read more about the reasons why Biden wants this hidden at Fox News)

As you will see in a Dinesh D’Sousa video below, this wasn’t all

If you view a video taken by Senator Cruz and posted by Dinesh D’Sousa, you will see a woman (purportedly hired by Biden’s team two weeks ago to block photos and videos from being taken by politicians) and hear her vacillate between saying:

  • “Please give dignity to the people.”
  • “Please respect the people. The rules, please respect the rules.”
  • “All we ask is you give the people dignity and respect.”

Rather than blocking Senator Cruz from making a video, if she were really concerned for the people, you would think that she would add a narrative to the horrible optics there.

Trump DHS officials slam Biden ‘purge’ of Homeland Security Advisory Council

Fox News points out how Biden purged Homeland Security of the officials who served under Trump.

Former Trump officials who served in the Department of Homeland Security are criticizing a move by the Biden administration to fire almost every member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council — with one describing it as a “purge” designed to rinse the Council of opposing voices.

Mayorkas, in a letter sent Friday and obtained by Politico, told the committee that he is ending the terms of the more than 30 current members, and intends to “reconstitute” the council once a “new model” has been developed.

Mayorkas said that Chairman William Bratton, Vice Chair Karen Tandy and Chair Emeritus William Webster will remain in their positions to help the council move forward.

HSAC was set up for members, who are unpaid, to use their experience and expertise of Homeland Security issues like counterterrorism and immigration enforcement to offer guidance to the secretary. But a number of former officials expressed surprise at how most of the Council was fired.

“While I respect the right for a DHS Secretary to alter the HSAC to address their needs, dismissing the entire council outright and stopping a lot of important work (that was underway) is not the right approach,” former DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said in a tweet.

Ken Cuccinelli, who served on the council after having served as acting deputy DHS secretary and acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was stronger in his criticism, calling the move to fire him and others “a mass firing, a good old fashioned purge.”

Cuccinelli said that he believed it was in line with the new administration’s moves to suppress information related to Homeland Security and the border in particular — a nod to criticisms from Republicans and journalists that the administration has locked out media outlets from border facilities amid a continuing border crisis.

“It’s a sign they simply won’t brook any dissent. It’s consistent with other things they’re doing like supporting H.R.1 which has free speech limitations, it’s consistent with them not letting media into border facilities,” he said. “This is a part of a broader pattern and practice by Biden’s administration of being the most Stalinistic in my adult lifetime.”

(Read more at Fox News)

These officials provide a balancing voice in Homeland Security. Still, they serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Homeland Security

I cannot grouse too loudly. because I understand the nature of the positions. However, I do remember when President Trump asked some 46 prosecutors within the Justice Department who all held to Obama’s socialist style of jurisprudence to resign (and all sorts of liberal papers whined).

Three migrant sex offenders arrested in as many hours at Texas border

Breitbart also points out how three sex offenders have been numbered among Biden’s throngs at the Southern border.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three previously deported sex offenders who illegally re-entered the U.S. The deported sex offenders entered Texas within three hours of each other on March 25.

Uvalde Station Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. about 8 a.m. on Thursday, according to information obtained from Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials. The agents identified the man as a Mexican national, illegally present in the United States.

All migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents undergo a biometric background check that includes a criminal history search. During the records check, the agents discovered a conviction for the sexual assault of two minors in 2014, officials reported. The court sentenced the Mexican national to ten years in prison. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers deported him to Mexico in 2017.

Just under three hours later, Carrizo Springs Station Border Patrol agents encountered a large group of migrants who illegally crossed the border into the United States. While processing these migrants, agents four two men, both Mexican nationals, have convictions in their criminal history. A court sentenced one of the men for sexual assault of a child in 2015 and sentenced him to five years probation. ERO officers deported him to Mexico that same year.

Another court sentenced the second man to two years probation following a conviction for aggravated criminal sexual abuse in 2009, officials stated. ERO officers deported him to Mexico in 2009.

During the past two weeks, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents stopped seven convicted sex offenders from successfully making their way into the U.S. interior.

(Read more at Breitbart)

While Biden and the illegals commonly say that it was opportunities in the U.S. and gangs in their homelands, this instance of catching lawbreakers shows the problem with Biden’s “let them all in” concept

Mind you, maybe Biden has progressed past being able to form concepts.

Senator Ted Cruz shares video of kids in “Biden cages”

Newsmax reports how Senator Cruz has collected videos showing kids in cages at a illegal alien detention center.

Sen. Ted Cruz, laying blame on the surge of people crowding over the border on President Joe Biden and his administration, has shared a video showing overcrowded conditions of “just one of the pods” where migrant children are being held after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

“These are the Biden cages,” the Texas Republican posted in the Twitter message, where he posted the video Friday night. “Thousands of kids, in the midst of a pandemic, crammed in at 1500% capacity. This is just one of the ‘pods’ at Donna (Texas). There are SEVEN more, equally full.”

Cruz and fellow Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn led a delegation of 18 senators to inspect the border crisis and the holding facilities and told reporters in a press conference about the conditions they saw.

“We just saw a dead body floating on the Rio Grande coming by, someone who died crossing no doubt with a trafficker. This is inhumane what is going on.” Cruz said, while flanked by his fellow lawmakers. “Joe Biden and the Biden administration have made decisions that are causing these people to suffer and to do this in a pandemic is particularly irresponsible.”

Earlier in the day, Cruz tweeted footage of people he said were “smugglers” on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, saying they were “shining their flashlights at us, they are yelling at us.”

After Biden took office, there has been a surge of migrants heading to the border from South and Central America. The president has made promises to accept asylum seekers and reform information rules, and has been blamed for the current border situation.

The White House, which refuses to refer to the surge as a “crisis” maintains that the Biden administration has been trying to restore order at the border by cleaning up after former President Donald Trump’s actions.

At his first White House news conference, Biden referred to the climbing number of border arrests as part of a seasonal trend, even with the numbers climbing in recent weeks.

(Read more at Newsmax)

In the Newsmax article, Biden claimed he would retain a Trump policy regarding the border

In the above article (after the quoted portion), Biden claimed he would retain part of the Trump policy in order to stem the flow of illegals. To that, I say two things. First, show me and I will then believe, because Biden has not yet done one moderate or conservative thing. Second, I think it may be too late for Biden to reverse course.

Piles of people: new photos show what Biden is trying to hide at the border

Townhall levels some legitimate points about the conditions Joe Biden has created at the Southern border.

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has released new and never seen before photos from inside an overcrowded Customs and Border Protection facility in Donna, Texas. These are the types of facilities the Biden administration has banned media from entering or touring.


Earlier in the day Cruz, along with other Senators on a delegation to the border, showed how smugglers use the Rio Grande to drop off illegal immigrants in the United States. Maine Senator Susan Collins said they were taunted by cartel members from across the river.




South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is calling President Biden’s border policies “insane.”

(Read this at Townhall)

Additionally, Biden hired a person whose only duty was to obscure the view of senators as they tried to photograph the “kids in cages”

As shown by the following Dinesh D’Souza video, Senator Cruz was blocked by a Biden operative when he tried to take photographs and videos of the horrible conditions in the migrant detention center he was visiting.

Five illegal alien minors escape, but are caught and returned to immigration shelter by police

Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA reports that five illegal alien minors escaped from the immigration shelter established by Biden in Dallas.

Five children housed at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas left the facility Saturday.

Dallas police say they found them at a nearby 7-Eleven store around 2:30 p.m. and returned them to the facility.

“On rare occasions, kids leave the shelters without permission,” a US Health and Human Services spokesperson said in an email. “On each occasion, authorities are notified, kids are found and returned, and, usually, transferred to another facility.”

Cinue Herrera is an immigration attorney working with family members of several children at now KBH.

“These kids run the danger of going missing, which has happened in the past,” he said. “To me, I think that they need to start doing a better job because they’re putting these kids’ lives in danger and you never know what could happen.”

HHS wouldn’t say how the children got out, but said they’ve made safety and security improvements.

The Dallas site exists because border facilities are overcrowded, and refugee shelters across the country already house more than 12,300 children. KBH is set up as temporary housing for around 3,000 teens for 75 days.

“They’re just understaffed,” Herrera said. “They don’t have enough caseworkers to be able to process all these kids, I would say, in an adequate amount of time.”

Senator Ted Cruz toured a border facility this week, sharing photos from inside. He’ll tour KBH Monday. In a letter sent to President Joe Biden, he called out the poor conditions at the Donna, Texas facility.

“They’re in these facilities and they’re telling me what poor conditions they’re in and how they’re being treated,” Herrera said of his clients.

(Read more at WFAA)

This requires a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show.

If they can’t keep track of them all of the time, they don’t have them any of the time

This war has already been lost for Biden.

Since Biden has had these illegals under bridges, behind plexiglass walls, and shipped all over Texas to convention centers that nobody but illegals are allowed into — who knows what nightmares these people are enduring?

Biden says it is humane. It is not.

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We are becoming more Balkanized in Joe Biden’s America

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With the Balkanizing forces active in our past, who would have thought Joe would have set a record?

Although it did not seem possible after the eight Obama years (where he vacillated from pretending to be moderate to attacking his enemies to supporting far-left causes), groups have become more Balkanized in Biden’s America. And though it seemed impossible after the four years of swamp-versus-Trump, things have become so much more divisive in Joe Biden’s America.

Illinois school district paid consultant $10,000 for anti-White people seminar

According to Todd Starnes, a racist consultant was paid $10K to teach anti-White racism to teachers.

DenaSimmonsIt pays to be a woke, anti-racist lecturer.

One Illinois school district paid diversity consultant Dena Simmons a rate of $175 per minute to lecture on whiteness, according to a Freedom of Information Request.

Simmons gave a 60-minute Zoom “keynote” address at the Naperville School District 203’s 2021 Equity Institute last month, The Federalist reports.

A whistleblower raised concerns after the controversial Feb. 28 event, telling the outlet Simmons told attendees “our education is based on a foundation of whiteness” and that Americans are “spiritually murdering” students.

She also allegedly claimed that if someone is not an “anti-racist” then they are a racist.

The document shows Simmons, the founder of LiberatED LLC, gave a lecture title “Thriving to Surviving” based on Critical Race Theory.

She focused on several objectives, including “explore imposter syndrome” and “discuss the skills of emotional intelligence as well as culturally relevant and anti-racist practices.”

The large sum of money begs the question why public schools are flushing taxpayer dollars into “social justice” and “equity” programs in the middle of a pandemic, when parents are fighting just to get their kids back in the classroom.

The school district reportedly refused to release the presentation sponsored by public resources, calling it Simmons’ “intellectual property.”

Simmons responded to criticism in a Tweet:

(Read more at Todd Starnes)

When it comes to this woke stuff, I just tune it out.

Although my experience is the definition of anecdotal, I cannot believe that I am alone in my reaction (especially considering the findings of the news-consumption study concerning our senators and representatives that follows in the next article). There is only so much shouting from the opposite point of view that a person can take. Unless the voices tone down and the debates engage (rather than disabling filibuster, the way the Democrats want), we will become a divided nation again.

Most Congressmembers don’t consume news from across the aisle

The Epoch Times reports how Senators and Representatives do not consume news from across the aisle.

Most Democratic and Republican members of Congress don’t interact with news sources from across the aisle, according to a new study.

While no Democrats interact more than half the time with right-leaning news sources on Twitter, 5.3 percent of Republican members interact more than half the time with left-leaning sources.

Republicans with the most left-leaning news diets were Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), with 76 percent of interactions with sources from across the aisle, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), 67 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), 65 percent.

Democrats with the most right-leaning interactions were Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), 46 percent, Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), 34 percent, and Rep. Susie Lee (D-Nev.), at 21 percent right.

The average Democrat member of Congress interacted with just four percent of right-leaning news sources and 60 percent left ones; the average Republican’s news diet included 22 percent of left-leaning sources, with the majority coming from outlets considered in the center.

The top Democrat news sources were The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Republicans were most likely to consume news from Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and Breitbart.

The study was conducted by Ground News using its new bot, Blindspotter. It analyzed a user’s last 3,200 tweets as of March 11 and tabulated the content a user replied to, liked, tweeted, or shared. Ground News has its own rating of news sources, drawn from bias data provided by Media Bias/Fact Check, AllSides.com, and The Media Bias Chart.

(Read more at the Epoch Times)

We all have limited time; therefore, who has time to waste with fake news — Goebbels and his equivalent in the Biden White House.

That is, I can understand why someone would avoid an outlet like CNN (who pushed the Russia conspiracy angle years after it was disproven by the Mueller report). However, I don’t understand the other side, unless watching that tripe makes it easier to keep the Democrat talking points straight in your mind.

We have the Boulder shooter because of the Left

PJ Media shares how the Leftist mindset produced an environment where we got a Syrian refugee shooting up a Boulder grocery store.

AhmadAlIssaThe man who murdered ten people in a Boulder, Colorado supermarket Monday has been identified as a Muslim migrant ISIS sympathizer named Ahmad Al Issa (which is how he himself wrote his name on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, not “Alissa” as the establishment media has been spelling it). This identification immediately destroyed the narrative that leftist “journalists” ran with all of Monday evening and Tuesday morning, that the shooter was one of those “right-wing extremists” – you know, those people who are, according to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the “most lethal and persistent” threat the U.S. faces today. Ironically, while Al Issa is clearly not the “white supremacist” of leftist fantasy, he is just as plainly a product of the leftist subculture that is so prevalent in America today.

On his Facebook and Twitter accounts, which have both been taken down, Al Issa demonstrated beyond the shadow of any doubt that he is a convinced, committed leftist. On September 18, 2018, he wrote on his Facebook page above a photo of Donald Trump (in all the quotes from Al Issa’s social media, the spelling and grammar are as in the original): “He inherited a growing economy and the unemployment rate was low the economy was on an upward spiral he won because of racism.” That same day, he wrote over a link to a Washington Post story excoriating Trump for his supposed mistreatment of refugees: “Trumps such a d**k.”

On March 16, 2019, after the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, he suggested that the shootings took place because of society-wide “Islamophobia”: “The Muslims at the #christchurch mosque were not the victims of a single shooter. They were the victims of the entire Islamophobia industry that vilified them.”

All this makes it abundantly clear that not only is Ahmad Al Issa not a “white supremacist,” but he is a living manifestation of the effects of Leftism in America today. After migrating from Syria as a child during the Obama administration, he, and many others like him, has been inundated with relentless propaganda about how he is a victim of a racist and “Islamophobic” society that will never give him a fair shake, and is institutionally determined to make sure he will never succeed. He has been told that Trump hated Muslims and that his followers were precisely the people who were keeping him down and denying him access to the privilege that they themselves enjoyed at the expense of the “brown” people they despised.

The Democratic Party has been stoking this kind of resentment and feeding it to young people in schools, colleges, and universities for years. Ahmad Al Issa is a product of their indoctrination. That in itself may be one reason why Leftist “journalists” and professional agitators such as Tariq Nasheed (who kept insisting that Al Issa was white, i.e., as  “privileged” as any white American supposedly is, even after his identity was revealed; this will come as news to Al Issa’s fellow white Arab, the noted “person of color” Linda Sarsour) are so intent on driving home the point that this was a “white” shooter acting out of the hatred that is intrinsic to American culture: to deflect attention away from the fact that he is not a product of American culture at all, but of the Left’s subculture of hatred and resentment.

If we had a sane political environment in the country today, that is the hateful subculture the Justice Department would be concerned about. Instead, even as Antifa continues to make the Great Northwest into a radioactive wasteland of violence, lawlessness, and filth, the leftist subculture isn’t even on the radar screen. And Ahmad Al Issa isn’t going to put it there. If Old Joe (who of course seized the opportunity to call again for the disarming of the American people) and his handlers, as well as America’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies, really wanted to make sure there aren’t any more attacks of this kind, they would investigate where Al Issa went to school, what he learned there, what was and is taught at his mosque (he was a devout Muslim), and the like.

(Read the conclusion at PJ Media)

While insanity will always exist, the craziness of leftism has a special place in La La Land

Considering the point in our history that Ahmad Al Issa came to America (between Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom), there didn’t seem to most of us to be a driving need to bring citizens from the volatile Middle East.

Still, maybe out of guilt — or possibly out of loyalty or some other unknown reason — we allowed the Al Issa family to settle in America. As laid out by Robert Spenser at PJ Media, this allowed just the environment needed to develop an ISIS-sympathizing leftist like Ahmad Al Issa.

In the wrong city at the wrong time, a DEA official is fired just for being in Washington, D.C. on 6 January 2021

The Gateway Pundit points out how the a DEA official went to Washington, D.C. on 6 January (but never went inside the Capitol or committed any crime) and was fired.

Mark Ibrahim went to listen to President Trump speak at the Ellipse in Washington DC on January 6. He drove a friend to the rally. After the president spoke Mark went to the US Capitol where he filmed the uprising.

Mark did not enter the US Capitol.  He stayed outside and filmed the chaos. He was fired anyway.

Mark joined Tucker Carlson on Tuesday to tell his story.

On his flight back to LA after the event he had his gun taken away from him. Mark was escorted back to his apartment like a criminal.
The DEA has since fired him.

(Go to the Gateway Pundit for a link to the GoFundMe page for Mark Ibrahim)

When location is enough to get you fired from a goverment agency, then leftist government has grown too much and our freedoms have grown too small

Admittedly, there is no guarantee of governmental employment. However, it seems (by the way the government of various states has treated Jack Phillips, Barronelle Stutzman, and similar artists) it does not seem that mistreatment of general citizens trails by much.

As pointed out in a previous post, a trend of investigating fraud in the 2020 election continues

The Epoch Times again reports that a state that swung to Biden has decided to placate its critics by investigating the election. This continues a trend in investigating 2020 election fraud.

The Wisconsin state Assembly has approved a resolution authorizing an investigation into the 2020 presidential election.

In a party-line 58–35 vote, the lower chamber on March 23 approved Assembly Resolution 15, which says in part that “the integrity of our electoral process has been jeopardized by election officials who, either through willful disregard or reckless neglect, have failed to adhere to our election laws by, at various times, ignoring, violating, and encouraging noncompliance with bright-line rules established by the statutes and regulations governing the administration of elections in Wisconsin.”

The resolution, which notes that the duty of the state legislature is to make laws and to conduct oversight of Wisconsin officials, directs the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections to investigate the administration of elections in the state, focusing in particular on elections conducted after Jan. 1, 2019.

The resolution grants the panel subpoena power to compel testimony and gather documents, Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, a co-sponsor, told reporters before the vote.

“This is important because over the past year, year and a half, we’ve heard allegations of improprieties being done, specifically state laws on the books not being followed,” he said.

Sanfelippo hopes that subpoenas won’t be required.

“I would expect that we really don’t have to come to that,” he said. “I think that this is going to be an open and honest discussion and I can’t understand why any elected official in the state would not want to talk openly and publicly about the administration of elections in their areas.”

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

This will surely be a repeated theme now that it does not matter

Now that the swamp has met its goal and installed Joe Biden, I expect all sorts of entities to come out and admit that cheating occurred (while they assert that they will never do it again). Likewise, I expect that a number of people will be caught having cheated during the 2020 election.

For those supporting Biden, they will claim that these are few and far between. For those of us who value truth in elections, no manner of proof will be enough.

The left-wing media admits their bias: COVID reporting has become fear porn

The New York Times reports in a 24 March 2021 article on how the U.S. media has provided a different picture of Covid-19 from science journals or the international media.

Bruce Sacerdote, an economics professor at Dartmouth College, noticed something last year about the Covid-19 television coverage that he was watching on CNN and PBS. It almost always seemed negative, regardless of what was he seeing in the data or hearing from scientists he knew.

When Covid cases were rising in the U.S., the news coverage emphasized the increase. When cases were falling, the coverage instead focused on those places where cases were rising. And when vaccine research began showing positive results, the coverage downplayed it, as far as Sacerdote could tell.

But he was not sure whether his perception was correct. To check, he began working with two other researchers, building a database of Covid coverage from every major network, CNN, Fox News, Politico, The New York Times and hundreds of other sources, in the U.S. and overseas. The researchers then analyzed it with a social-science technique that classifies language as positive, neutral or negative.

The results showed that Sacerdote’s instinct had been right — and not just because the pandemic has been mostly a grim story.

About 87 percent of Covid coverage in national U.S. media last year was negative. The share was 51 percent in international media, 53 percent in U.S. regional media and 64 percent in scientific journals.

Notably, the coverage was negative in both U.S. media outlets with liberal audiences (like MSNBC) and those with conservative audiences (like Fox News).

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Sacerdote is careful to emphasize that he does not think journalists usually report falsehoods. The issue is which facts they emphasize. Still, the new study — which the National Bureau of Economic Research has published as a working paper, titled, “Why is all Covid-19 news bad news?” — calls for some self-reflection from those of us in the media.

If we’re constantly telling a negative story, we are not giving our audience the most accurate portrait of reality. We are shading it. We are doing a good job telling you why Covid cases are rising in some places and how the vaccines are imperfect — but not such a good job explaining why cases are falling elsewhere or how the vaccines save lives. Perhaps most important, we are not being clear about which Covid developments are truly alarming.

As Ranjan Sehgal, another co-author, told me, “The media is painting a picture that is a little bit different from what the scientists are saying.”

The researchers say they are not sure what explains their findings, but they do have a leading contender: The U.S. media is giving the audience what it wants.

When the researchers examined which stories were the most read or the most shared on Facebook, they tended to be the most negative stories. To put it another way, the stories that people choose to read skew even more negative than the stories that media organizations choose to publish. “Human beings, particularly consumers of major media, like negativity in their stories,” Sacerdote said. “We think the major media are responding to consumer demand.”

(Read more at the New York Times)

I could have told you this a year ago, but I don’t have the name recognition of the NYTwits

From the beginning of the COVID lockdown, where the announcements were followed by a Houston Montrose-area fund raiser and celebration for Lina Hidalgo, I could have told you that the COVID announcements were “lockdowns for thee, not for me” according to the ruling Democrats.

One thing is certain: out of the portion of the American audience that listens to the main stream media — for almost a year, that audience has been practically petrified. For almost a year, people have believed the Anthony Fauci’s, the nightly news, and the other purveyors of panic.

My five favorite lies in the scripted Biden debacle called a “press conference”

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Despite its title, this was not a “press conference”

There was an event at the White House that the Democrats in the press and politics called a “press conference” even though:

  • The White House either excluded or never called on at least six conservative media outlets:
  • The questions were all pre-submitted.
  • All of the answers were scripted (on cards that the former Vice President managed to jumble and screw up).
  • Not only has the loyal opposition in the press evaporated, but a sycophantic portion of the press has emerged where praise for Biden and his leftist policies were woven into the “questions.”

Based on this censoring and self-censoring of the press, I looked at the words of both the propagandists behind and in front of the lectern with a jaundiced eye. (For a list of all the attendees, use this link.) Based on this, I came up with a list of five lies illustrated by this “press conference” that was no presser.

Lie One: Joe has the mental capacity to be president

The first lie (not in order, but in importance) became evident when Dementia Joe lost his card that he had been reading from regarding the filibuster:

Filibuster. Filibuster. You know, with regard to the filibuster, I believe we should go back to a position on the filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago. And that is that — it used to be required for the filibuster — and I had a card on this; I was going to give you the statistics, but you probably know them — that it used to be that, that from between 1917 to 1971 — the filibuster existed — there was a total of 58 motions to break a filibuster that whole time.

Although I quoted Biden at a point only a quarter of the way into this “press conference” act, this lie was repeated multiple times throughout the event and was pervasive to holding the event in the first place.

What lie, you say? I say it is a lie that Joe had the brains to do any of this

It is my contention that Biden’s lack of focus in this segment and much of the rest of this “press conference” goes in a round-about way to prove:

  1. Biden could not have had run an honest, winning campaign from his basement as evidenced by his performance at this event (that he bumbled) and the performance at the border (that he screwed up and handed to Kamala)
  2. Biden could not have run a cheating campaign alone — something that was pretty much known by the involvement of multiple swampy state officials and big-tech oriented NGO’s in the 2020 election
  3. Biden likely cannot even handle the daily business of the government; therefore, that must fall to either Jill Biden, Susan Rice, or Kamala Harris (or some combination thereof) somewhere behind the curtains

Lie Two: America has any semblance of an independent press

Like the first lie, the second lie can be found throughout the event in two ways:

  • In the questions that push a left-wing agenda rather than probe the mind of a leader
    • One of the defining challenges you face in the coming months is how to deliver on your promise to Americans on issues like immigration reform, gun control, voting rights, climate change. All of those right now are facing stiff, united opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill. How far are you willing to go to achieve those promises that you made to the American people?

    • … can your presidency be a success if you can’t make progress on those four challenges: climate change, immigration reform, gun control, voting rights?

    • … there’s also Republicans who are passing bill after bill, trying to restrict voting rights. Chuck Schumer is calling it an “existential threat” to democracy. Why not back a filibuster rule that at least gets around issues including voting rights or immigration?

  • In the gushing, sometimes sycophantic ways the press addressed Joe
    • Instead, the perception of you that got you elected — as a moral, decent man — is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and entrusting you with unaccompanied minors.

    • How do you resolve that tension? And how are you choosing which families can stay and which can go, given the fact that even though, with Title 42, there are some families that are staying?

C’mon, man! Reporters have always been touchy-feely Democrats — at least since the ’60’s

Since the anti-war movement of the 1960’s, it seems that the press has been dedicated to the proposition that it must work as the media wing of the Democrat party. Therefore, it looks like we have to take what we can get when it comes to the fair press offered by the alternative and conservative media.

Lie Three: Joe is a moderate who has an interest in uniting America

While the mental lapse displayed in this portion of his show would also support the contention that Joe doesn’t have the mental faculties God gave a soda biscuit, under the babbling and reversing of logic within this quote remains one thing: a desire to rid the Senate of a protection for the minority party — the filibuster.

And so, I’m going to say something outrageous: I have never been particularly poor at calculating how to get things done in the United States Senate. So the best way to get something done, if you — if you hold near and dear to you that you like to be able to — anyway —

I — we’re going to get a lot done. And if we have to — if there’s complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence of the filibuster, then we’ll have to go beyond what I’m talking about.

All Democrats (both in politics and the press) are interested in is power

If anyone had not caught on after reading HR1 (the For the People Act — which federalizes elections and allows the types of cheating that were accused in the 2020 election), then it surely should have sunk in after a reading of HR5 (the Equality Act — which sets up LGBTQ+ as a protected class and removes the protections of religious exemptions as spelled out in the First Amendment).

Therefore, all the Democrats want is power. Forget your right to vote. They want power. Forget your First Amendment rights (religion, press, and speech). They want power.

Lie Four: Joe will be transparent as soon as he can clean up his mess at the border

When Biden was asked about his not allowing the press at the border, Biden obviously lied to their faces by promising transparency as soon as it is convenient to him.

I will commit to transparency, and — as soon as I am in a position to be able to implement what we are doing right now.

Of course, the press either dismissed this or forgave it immediately

Just as the press salivated all over Barack even though he unconstitutionally searched their records, the press will forgive Joe.

Lie Five: Joe’s introductory bald-faced lie on COVID

Joe started out the event by claiming that Biden’s COVID vaccination accomplishments have outstripped the accomplishments of all other nations.

I know it’s ambitious, twice our original goal, but no other country in the world has even come close — not even close — to what we are doing.

Actually, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Chile (in that order) have done a better job at vaccinating than Biden.

Of course, this was followed by many lies about Trump and Republicans; however, for Democrats, that is expected

Don’t you love how Joe bragged that “nearly half of K-8 students are back in school” while forgetting to mention that these students are in Republican states?

Don’t you love that Biden claimed that Trump was starving children on the Mexican side of the border? (Something that the New York Times would have run on their front page — had it been true.)

Hope and courage in times of trouble

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Our living hope – 1 Peter 1:3-12

The following is a lesson presented by Mark Ramsey along with some of the responding comments from the class.

  1. Praise

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Peter 1:3a)

    How often do we start out like this? Do you believe it is important to begin with praise of God as you face your difficulties? Explain.
    How does Christ begin the model prayer? How does Christ begin his prayer from the garden?

  2. Six reasons we can rejoice in times of trials

    who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:3‭-‬9 NASB)

    Peter writes about how we can do more than cope with suffering and, in fact, why we can rejoice despite suffering. Remember, we learned in the first two verses that we are chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and set apart by the Holy Spirit, which gives us power in this fallen world.

    • A living hope

      Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3)

      We can rejoice because we have a “living hope” since we are born again in Christ, the Resurrection and the Life, Who is victorious over sin, death Satan, and evil. When we can realize (as Christ followers) that our ultimate destination is eternity in heaven, it makes the trials of life worth bearing. Our hope is grounded in the reality of Christ, God in the flesh, and His resurrection. Because He rose from the dead, we, too, will be raised like Him in glorified bodies to dwell in a new heaven and a new earth for eternity.

      Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25‭-‬26 NASB)

      and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. (1 Corinthians 15:17 NASB)

      Because Jesus rose from the dead, He eternally secured the believer’s living hope in heaven by conquering death. As time passes, it only becomes more glorious.
      Does it bring comfort to your? Explain.

    • A permanent inheritance

      to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, (1 Peter 1:4 NASB)

      This is our inheritance “kept in heaven for you.” This will be unlike anything we have ever known! Through Christ alone, we are able to enter into God’s presence and receive an inheritance as glorious as the one that Peter describes.
      What does this mean to you? What impact does this have on you as you face the uncertainties of this world?

    • A divine protection

      who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5 NASB)

      Our great eternal future is kept for us by the power of God and nothing can shake it loose from those who are in Christ. What impact does this have on you, knowing that you are guarded and protected for all eternity by the invincible power of the Lord God Almighty?

    • A developing faith

      In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (1 Peter 1:6‭-‬7 NASB)

      We see there are four truths about trials:

      • They are necessary to humble us and turn our attention from ourselves to our Lord. (… “you may have had to suffer grief”)
      • They are distressing, painful, and difficult.
      • They are varied and diverse.
      • They are revealing, proving the genuineness of our faith.

      Our trying experiences are preparing us for glory tomorrow. Is it encouraging to know that we were born for glory, we are protected and shielded for glory, and we are being prepared for glory?

    • Rejoicing in Christ

      and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, (1 Peter 1:8 NASB)

      Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” (John 20:29 NASB)

      We may “see” Him more clearly in times of trials. Often, in trials, all we see is the Savior and we trust in Him. What is your response to this?

    • A guaranteed deliverance

      obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:9 NASB)

      The salvation of your soul is guaranteed, and our souls are faithfully delivered as promised. We are delivered from the penalty of sin and its guilt and condemnation.

      These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. (John 15:11 NASB)

      Does this bring you inexpressible joy?

  3. Encouragement from the prophets and preachers

    As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look. (1 Peter 1:10‭-‬12 NASB)

    Imagine this — prophets laboring their entire lives to present the true gospel to us; preachers travelled across the world to share the Good News to ensure that we would hear it and angels like nothing better than to gaze into what God has done for us. This is how much God cares for us. Ancient prophets, itinerant preachers and exalted angels have for ages stood in service to this salvation that has come to us. This should inspire you to remain faithful wherever God has placed you.
    If angels marvel at the hope we have in Christ and what He has done for us, shouldn’t we?

Instances of standing up in Joe Biden’s America

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Eleven states file motion to revive fight for Trump’s “public charge” immigration rule

The Epoch Times reports on the 11 states who have made a motion to revive the rule to prove that immigrants can financially support themselves in order to become American citizens or obtain permanent residency.

Eleven states filed a motion challenging the White House’s move to rescind a Trump-era policy that seeks to ensure that immigrants can financially support themselves in order to become American citizens or obtain permanent residency.

The motion, led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, is part of a lawsuit that his office filed on Feb. 3 against a recent immigration policy issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that halts most deportations for 100 days.

But the new motion—filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—pertains to the “Public Charge Rule” after the Biden administration abandoned the defense of the law in the Supreme Court.

“It is unconscionable to overwhelm our infrastructure and immigration personnel when we are dealing with the health and economic devastation of the pandemic,” said Brnovich, a Republican, in a statement on March 11. “While regardless of one’s position on immigration reform, this reckless violation of federal law is only creating another national crisis and putting additional strains on our state and hardworking Arizona taxpayers.”

Brnovich’s lawsuit (pdf) said that “invalidation of the Public Charge Rule will impose injury on the states” to the tune of about “$1.01 billion in foregone savings in transfer payments for all states annually.”

The Supreme Court had agreed last month to hear challenges to the 2018 rule, but the current administration noted in its request that all parties agreed to ask the court to dismiss the case. Immigration advocacy groups, activists, and some Democrats said the rule was tantamount to a wealth test for immigrants seeking citizenship or a green card.

(Read the blather by the Democrats arguing against the case at the Epoch Times)

We need to stand up for the defense of law

We need to remain a society that respects the law, not the person. That is, we need to remain a society that does not have a nobility (be it Black Lies Matter, illegal aliens, or the Democrats’ old physical enforcement arm: the Ku Klux Klan). We need to treat everyone the same under the law.

Representative Henry Cuellar stands against the Biden border

The Daily Mail reports on the actions taken by Representative Henry Cuellar in support of his community over the actions of Joe Biden.

  • Democrat congressman took the images at a holding center in south Texas to highlight the terrible conditions
  • 400 children a day are pouring over the border and Republicans blame an Obama ‘amnesty’ for unaccompanied minors
  • It came as it emerged Joe Biden told an audience this week that the US needs an ‘unrelenting stream’ in ‘significant flows’ of new immigrants to bolster the economy
  • Border patrol officers tell MailOnline that they are so overwhelmed they are ‘quarantining’ the sick kids with police evidence tape

These shocking photos show child immigrants crammed inside cages and tiny rooms at a U.S. Government border facility – further highlighting the humanitarian crisis along America’s border with Mexico.

The images were taken at a holding center in Texas which can no longer accommodate large numbers of children and mothers traveling alone with their kids, forcing the federal government to open more facilities.

Congressman Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, took the photos on his camera phone to highlight the terrible conditions children are being kept in.

In one snap, taken during a tour of the Customs and Border Protection facility in South Texas, a large group of immigrants are locked in a wire mesh cage.

In another, tiny children run around a packed room and foil sheets – the only blankets they have – cover the concrete floors.

Up to 40 people a time – most appearing dirty and dejected – can be seen in filling rooms only large enough for ten.

This comes as the MailOnline learns that overworked border patrol officers struggling to cope with the huge influx are separating diseased child immigrants with make-shift quarantine methods – yellow evidence tape.

Don Ray, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition, said border guards were simply running a strip of tape down the center of the detention facility to separate the children.

‘The diseased kids sit on one side and the healthy children on the other,’ he said. ‘Hardly the best way to go about things’.

Mr Ray went on to describe the relocation of immigrants as akin to the displacement of people following Hurricane Katrina.

‘You can’t have an influx of people like that without having an impact,’ he said.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

I heard Cuellar say “I support the rule of law”

When I heard Cuellar say “I support the rule of law” when asked why he released the photos of the detention center, it occurred to me that there was at least one traditional Democrat who had not transitioned to socialist-Democrat.

The largest portion of Americans stand up against Biden’s action at the border

Just The News shows us that Americans primarily blame Joe Biden for the crisis he created at the border.

Forty percent of respondents pointed to Biden when asked: “Which of the following do you believe is the most responsible for the current migration crisis at the southern border?”

Twenty-seven percent responded that Trump is to blame, while 12% put the blame on Congress, and the remaining 21% said they were unsure.

Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants have in recents weeks flocked to the border, following Biden’s cancelation of Trump executive orders that tightened U.S. immigration law, especially during the pandemic. Many of those coming to the border are unaccompanied minors, which has created additional problems at border detention facilities amid the pandemic. 

2021-03-22 POLL#3Just the News Daily Poll
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The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed-mode approach from March 18-20, 2021, and had a margin of sampling error: +/- 2.8 percentage points.

Click here to see the poll’s cross-demographic tabulations.

Click here to see the poll’s methodology and sample demographics.

(Read more at Just The News)

I hope that this sticks to Biden to the extent that it buries him at election time

However, the only way that it will stick to Slo-Mo Joe will be if we (you and me) keep bringing it up over the next few years.

Why are the Democrats doing this?

They are doing it (not for social justice, but) for political power

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They do it for obvious reasons that they will not repeat

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They do it to make you feel guilty enough to join them

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They do it to establish a new normal

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Then they do it because they have a new normal

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Why? Because people can be fooled.

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Why? Because they could buy a vote.

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Because not all of us are standing up to them

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Because they need to replace the votes they lost when people woke up

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Because they need to replace the votes they lost when people woke up

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Because they need to replace the votes they lost when people woke up

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Still, there is hope in America

That America will realize its misstep

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Another take on Joe’s misstep

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Joe’s misstep: the gift that keeps giving

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Joe’s three missteps in a row

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Joe’s biggest misstep

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An answer to how his misstep happened

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This exposes the real issue

How many phony bunches of votes got him there?

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Will the Democrats destroy our system?

Will they kill debate in the Senate by eliminating the filibuster?

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Never yield to eliminating the filibuster

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It’s not “For the People”

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A letter to Senator Cornyn

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A letter to Senator Cornyn and then Senator Cruz

The following letter was written to Senator Cornyn and then repurposed to my conservative senator, Senator Ted Cruz.

Subject: Please oppose the H.R. 6 enforcement-free amnesty!

Dear Senator Cornyn:

Please oppose the H.R. 6 enforcement-free amnesty!

It is ridiculous that you and your colleagues are even considering passing an enforcement-free mass amnesty when there is an illegal immigration crisis at the border. Border Patrol and USCIS agents are being overwhelmed, but some of your colleagues are more concerned with rewarding Dreamers and TPS recipients, including those who are gang members and human traffickers. Those supporting H.R. 6 should be ashamed.

The language in H.R. 6 pertaining to TPS recipients would grant LPR status to people who came to the U.S. in the full knowledge that their stay in the U.S. was temporary. H.R. 6 would also grant amnesty to people who are in the U.S. illegally and never applied for TPS, but would have qualified for it — i.e. those who were already in the U.S. illegally when TPS was offered. Most worrisome are the waivers for criminal activity — this legislation allows DHS to waive of other grounds of inadmissibility, including for aliens with communicable diseases or a lack of vaccinations, drug abusers or addicts, aliens with health issues that pose a threat to public safety, aliens convicted of crimes of moral turpitude, controlled substance traffickers, aliens engaged in prostitution, stowaways, human smugglers, aliens subject to a civil penalty, student visa abusers, and unlawful voters.

The language in H.R. 6 pertaining to Dreamers is just as worrying. The bill places no age cap on those applying for “Dreamer” status and automatically waives certain grounds of inadmissibility, including public charge, visa or admission fraud, and false claims to US citizenship. The legislation allows criminals to receive an amnesty as long as they haven’t committed a felony and haven’t committed 3 or more misdemeanors not occurring on the same date and not arising out of the same act, omission, or scheme; one misdemeanor can be waived if the illegal alien has no convictions during the previous 5 years and two misdemeanors can be waived if the illegal alien has no convictions during the previous 10 years. DHS waivers are present for Dreamers, including for those with with communicable diseases or a lack of vaccinations, drug abusers or addicts, aliens with health issues that pose a threat to public safety, human smugglers, student visa abusers, aliens previously removed, aliens who illegally reentered after removal, and unlawful voters.

I’m sorry to be so long-winded, but I wanted you to understand how ridiculously terrible this legislation is. People wishing to enter the U.S. illegally have literally flooded the southern border, causing the current crisis. USCIS is running out of places to put them and many are being released in our communities. Instead of passing legislation to help the Border Patrol and USCIS, Congress is more concerned with passing legislation that encourages more people to come to the U.S. illegally. What are H.R. 6 supporters thinking?

I urge you to oppose H.R. 6. Congress needs to focus on helping to end the crisis at the border, not make it a perpetual crisis.

Phone me if you would like to talk about this,

Mark Armstrong

Disorder at the border by executive order in Joe Biden’s America, Part deux

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Governor Abbott reveals a “humanitarian disaster” at Texas migrant facilities

BizPacReview reports that Governor Abbott has spoken of a “humanitarian disaster” at several migrant facilities.

President Joe Biden’s administration is providing no “usable running water” at one of its detention facilities for illegal alien children in Texas, according to Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott.

But unlike a similar claim — one that was quickly debunked — lodged two years ago against the Trump administration by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it seems this one is actually backed by evidence.

AbbottSpeaking on Fox News’ “America Reports” this Friday, Abbott provided a horrifying report on the condition of two specific illegal alien camps being run by the Biden administration — one in Carrizo Springs, and the other in Midland.

“What we learned in Midland, just in the past hour, [are] two things. One is they have no proven clean running water at the location. They were using well water that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has informed the federal government has not been proven to be safe,” he said.

“There’s no telling what could be in there, including the possibility of arsenic. So the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is evaluating the water, the running water. So there is no viable, usable running water at the location in Midland,” the governor added.

(Read more and see the video of Abbott at BizPacReview)

Now there really is no drinkable water at the border facility, AOC. Where are you?

Not that long ago, a bartender-turned-politician accused the Trump administration of forcing illegal aliens to drink out of toilets. In truth, the toilet/fountain was of the same design as the unit supplied to prisons (at the bottom, a toilet exists, at the top, a fountain is built into the unit).

However, now Biden has sent minor illegal aliens to a facility that has no working water. If the Democrats are so all-fired concerned about the welfare of illegal aliens, then why don’t they make as much noise now as they did during the Trump administration?

Texas Governor Abbott reports COVID outbreak, no ‘usable running water’ at migrant holding facility

Fox News quotes Governor Abbott regarding a COVID outbreak and no “usable running water” at a migrant holding facility.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined “America Reports” Friday with an exclusive update on conditions at two facilities where migrants are being held after crossing the U.S-Mexico border.

ABBOTT: We’ve known this is a crisis. What I learned in just the past hour shows that we are now dealing with a humanitarian disaster.

I need to talk to you about two of the three locations where migrants are being held in Texas … in addition to the Dallas location, there’s the location in Carrizo Springs, which is in south Texas, as well as in Midland.

What we learned in Midland, just in the past hour, [are] two things. One is they have no proven clean running water at the location. They were using well water that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has informed the federal government has not been proven to be safe. There’s no telling what could be in there, including the possibility of arsenic. So the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is evaluating the water, the running water. So there is no viable, usable running water at the location in Midland.

And then on top of that, more than 10% of the migrants at the Midland location have now tested positive for COVID-19. In addition to that, you mentioned the Carrizo Springs location. We also learned, within the past hour, that more than 10% of the population at that location has tested positive for COVID-19 … Any time we’re dealing with the massive amount of influx of people coming across the border, that would be a humanitarian crisis and a big challenge now, knowing the magnitude of the spread of COVID in these areas. This is occurring during the course of a pandemic and is endangering lives as we speak.

(Read more and view the full interview at Fox News)

At last report, over 50 of the children at the Carrizo Springs facility had COVID

One illegal alien minor even got sent by ambulance to local hospital (on the taxpayer’s dime). In addition to that one hospitalized COVID minor, over 50 children were reported to have COVID.

Still, the main stream press does not show the curiosity evident within the “right-wing” or “alternative” press. Are those in the main stream lazy or just dumb due to being spoon-fed liberal pabulum all the time?

GOP State AGs ‘Fighting Back’ Against Biden Agenda

NewsMax shares how a set of Republican state Attorneys General have started fighting back against the Biden agenda.

With the Biden administration and a Democrat-controlled Congress pushing through its agenda with no Republican support, the 26 Republican state attorneys general are taking the matters into their own hands.

“We’re standing up and fighting back,” Missouri Republican AG Eric Schmitt told Politico of his states coalition suing President Joe Biden over the blocking of the Keystone XL Pipeline among other immigration, and climate change policies.

Among the other legal points of contention are Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending package under the guise of COVID-19 relief and the Democrat-friendly H.R. 1 election-law bill that federalizes elections, usurping an authority that was once designed to be the states’ domain.

Schmitt, vice chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association, told Politico that his members “play a very important role in checking a very aggressive administrative state that’s been unleashed.”

Ohio Republican strategist Mark Weaver hailed the “the rise of the Republican AGs as a counterweight to the Biden administration’s overreach.”

“This is the natural tension and the balance of power, right?” Weaver told Politico. “Leaders in government will use whatever levers of power are available to them to advance their policy goals. And state Republican attorneys general have the ability to bring lawsuits. And that’s what they’re doing.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott once famously said in 2013, per Politico: “I go into the office in the morning. I sue Barack Obama, and then I go home.”

It is a cycle of political opposition to the sitting president, after the countless lawsuits hurled at the Trump administration by Democrat state attorneys general.

“The other side of the coin from the Democrats bringing literally hundreds of lawsuits against the Trump administration, which in turn built on a trend,” former president of the National Association of Attorneys General Rob McKenna told Politico.

Excessive use of executive orders over pushing legislative bills is the root of this disturbing trend, McKenna continued, “so they leave themselves open to legal challenges.”

(Read more at NewsMax)

It is good to see that these 26 attorneys general have decided to stand up

With over half of the states in these United States suing Joe Biden for relief, it shows that at least Republican states sometimes represent their constituents.

One might think, however, that this news might find its way into the main stream press, since it does show a rift between the president and over half of the country.

Border Patrol releasing illegal immigrants into US without court date

Newsmax tells us how the Border Patrol has been instructed to release illegal aliens into the U.S. without issuing them a court date.

BofderPatrolReleasingBorder Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector have started releasing illegal immigrants into the U.S. without a court date because there is no space to hold them due to a surge in crossings.

Fox News, citing multiple border patrol agents, first reported on the releases. A senior source with Customs and Border Protection told the news outlet that immigrants were being registered into the system with biometrical data at a temporary outdoor processing site, forgoing the hours-long paperwork process to issue a Notice to Appear in court because the crisis has “become so dire that [Border Patrol] has no choice but to release people nearly immediately after apprehension” due to space restrictions.

Former President Donald Trump in a statement released Sunday slammed the Biden administration and called for an investigation into the “huge cover-up.”

“We proudly handed the Biden Administration the most secure border in history,” Trump said. “All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot. Instead, in the span of just a few weeks, the Biden administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster. They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast.”

Trump also called the performance of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday TV shows, “a national disgrace” and said his gag order on border agents and ICE officers should be “the subject of an immediate congressional investigation.”

Mayorkas said Sunday that the Biden administration has been expelling adults and families arriving at the U.S. southern border, but that children that are “young, vulnerable” would not be turned away.

But he failed to give a timeline for when the Biden administration would open facilities capable of handling the surge of children at the border.

CBP has over 5,000 unaccompanied children in custody, according to documents obtained by CNN.

“We established three new facilities last week. … We are working on the system from beginning to end. We are working around the clock 24/7,” Mayorkas told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” when pressed on the administration’s timeline. “We have dealt with surges in the past and the men and women of Department of Homeland Security will succeed.”

The Biden administration is taking heat for restricting access to the border crisis, with CNN and Fox News calling Mayorkas out for the media blackout.

“He promised transparency … but has come up short so far,” said CNN Pamela Brown.

(Read more at Newsmax)

Biden promised transparency. So did Obama. When will you idiots in the press learn?

The only transparency Biden will display will be his remaining transparently Democrat. That likely will translate into wiretaps on journalists, sending the IRS on attack against political enemies, spying on political enemies, and other actions common to Democrats.

James O’Keefe releases photos of border facility and taunts Jen Psaki for denying the media their access

Breitbart reports that undercover news Project Veritas has released photos and videos of the overpacked detention centers at the center of Biden’s border crisis.

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas released photographs Monday from inside a border facility in Texas where migrant children are being held — and taunted the White House as he did so, for denying the media access to such facilities for weeks.

As Breitbart News has reported, President Joe Biden and his administration have denied the media access to border facilities even during tours by senior administration officials, even restricting officials from sharing information with reporters.

In 2014, Breitbart News broke the story of children being held in Border Patrol facilities, which was the first report on the crisis of unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern border.

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On Monday morning, Axios released the first photographs from the present wave, noting that the photographs came from Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). That apparently prompted O’Keefe to release his own photographs and video footage, which he did on social media and at the Project Veritas website.


As he did so, O’Keefe called out White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki, who has repeatedly deflected questions from the media about when journalists would be allowed to visit the border facilities to see the conditions for themselves.

Last Thursday, Psaki continued to claim that “the White House and we all in the administration support finding a way to grant access to the media,” but declined to do so, even as she continued to defend Biden’s commitment to transparency.


(Read more at Breitbart of the claims of Mayorkas versus the truth reported on Trump and Obama)

If Biden was as transparent as he claims to be, this and the next article would never happen

If Biden were transparent, then Democrats would not be leaking photos. If Biden were transparent, then investigative, undercover reporters would not be able to produce several videos and handfuls of photos.

Photos leaked by Texas Democrat reveal inside of overcrowded, makeshift Border Patrol facility

The National Review points out how a Texas Democrat decided to put the plight of the poor over party loyalty.

New photos of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary overflow facility in Donna, Texas reveal severe overcrowding in the makeshift shelter as the Biden administration struggles to handle a growing crisis at the border.

Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas) shared a series of photos of the soft-sided facility with Axiostelling the outlet that while each of the eight “pods” there has a 260-person occupancy, one pod held more than 400 unaccompanied male minors as of Sunday.

Cuellar, who recently visited a shelter for children but did not tour that specific facility nor capture the photos himself, called them “terrible conditions for the children.” He called for the children to be moved more quickly into the care of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Border Patrol agents are “doing the best they can under the circumstances” but are “not equipped to care for kids” and “need help from the administration,” he said.

NR1

The photos offer a rare look at the deteriorating situation at the border, as the Biden administration has restricted media coverage at migrant housing facilities. CBP had 10,000 migrants in custody as of Saturday. Unaccompanied minors accounted for nearly half of those in custody. Thousands of migrants have been waiting for more than three days in border patrol facilities, according to the report.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last week called the situation at the border “difficult” and said the administration is “on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”

Cuellar said the U.S. has to “stop kids and families from making the dangerous trek across Mexico to come to the United States.”

“We have to work with Mexico and Central American countries to have them apply for asylum in their countries,” he said.

NR2

Mayorkas on Sunday underscored the Biden administration’s messaging to migrants that the southern border is closed, though he noted that it would not expel “vulnerable children.”

“Our message has been straightforward and simple and it’s true: The border is closed,” he said. “We are expelling families, we are expelling single adults and we’ve made a decision that we will not expel young vulnerable children.”

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(Read more about the 4,200+ minors at National Review)

Thank God that Representative Cuellar values his constituents

Thank God that Representative Cuellar does not want to see his constituents have their properties devalued by the recklessness of the Biden administration.

Biden administration rushed to accommodate border surge, with few signs of plans to contain it

The Washington Post reported in a 6 March 2021 article on the way Biden rushed to accommodate the border surge while they also did nothing to contain it.

As the Biden administration races to find shelter for a fast-growing migration surge along the Mexico border, it is handling the influx primarily as a capacity challenge. The measures are aimed at accommodating the increase, not to contain it or change the upward trend.

The administration has quickly turned detention centers into rapid-processing hubs for families with young children, relaxed shelter capacity rules aimed at lessening the spread of the coronavirus, deployed hundreds of backup border agents to the busiest crossings and tried to mobilize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with coronavirus testing and quarantining those who test positive. With bed space filling quickly, officials have drafted plans to put families in hotels in Texas and Arizona.

On several days last week, U.S. agents took more than 4,000 migrants into custody, nearly double the number in January. Roughly 350 teens and chidden have been crossing the U.S. border without their parents each day in recent weeks, four times as many as last fall, and many are stuck for days in dour detention cells waiting for shelter openings. While most adult migrants are turned away, unaccompanied minors are allowed to stay, as are some families with young children.

President Biden will soon send top advisors to the border to assess the inflow and report back their findings, the White House said Friday. Although Department of Homeland Security officials have warned internally that the largest migration wave in more than two decades could arrive in the coming months, Biden officials have not said publicly what new legal or enforcement tactics they are considering, if any, to slow it.

(Read more at the Washington Post)

Almost a half a month ago now, Biden still drags his feet in the ways noted in this story

Nothing is as consistent as the poorly-thought-out actions of the Biden administration. 

It’s a Monday, a disaster is developing, and Biden just called a lid

Townhall comments on Sleepy Joe’s dismal response to the disaster that he created at the border.

President Joe Biden called a lid at 1:13 pm eastern on Monday afternoon as the crisis at the border reaches catastrophic levels. 

“A photo/ travel lid was called at 1.13pm,” the White House pool report states. 

In other words, Biden won’t be seen for the rest of the day. 

The lid comes after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki failed to answer a number of questions about the border during a briefing Monday afternoon.



(Read this at Townhall if you don’t believe it)

The lack of planning and lack of energy that remains in this administration backs up my opinion on the cheating in the election

Biden never had enough energy to pull off the election. He had to cheat his way in.

Now he doesn’t have the energy to pull off the administration.

Biden administration awards ICE $86M contract to secure hotel rooms for illegal families

Fox News reports that the Biden administration has awarded a $86 million contract to secure hotel rooms for illegal aliens.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is securing hotel rooms to handle the growing influx of illegal families crossing into the United States.

The Biden administration has awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.

The contract, through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, provides 1,239 beds and “other necessary services.” The families will receive a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing. The announcement comes days after White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday that the White House planned to provide 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico.

Endeavors president and CEO Jon Allman confirmed the contract with DHS to provide “critical services to migrant families, which is a continuation of services we have delivered to the migrant population since 2012.” Allman deferred questions regarding specific details about the contract to ICE.

Other services provided by Endeavors for migrant families navigating the U.S. immigration process include victim services, therapeutic regiments, educational resources and mental health care. Endeavors also offers culturally appropirate, trauma-informed, child-centered case management, home study, and post-release services for unaccompanied children and their sponsors.

According to data released by the Customs and Border Protection, the number of migrant family members caught crossing the southwest border more than doubled between January and February.

Around 7,000 migrant families were caught in January compared to nearly 19,000 migrant families in February. Meanwhile, unaccompanied children and single minors caught crossing the southwest border increased from 5,694 in January to 9,297 in February.

(Read more at Fox News)

From where does Biden pull $86 million? It’s Congress that has the purse strings.

If Biden is pulling from other programs to fund this little cheating project, he had better have some way to pay back the other projects. Republicans need to call for accountability and sue for poor administration.

Just when you thought that Democrats could not lose more brain cells and still breathe

Biden administration weighs flying migrants to Canadian border as surge grows

The New York Post reports that dementia Joe has considered flying illegal aliens to the Canadian border to process them into the U.S. from the less-used ports of entry.

The Biden administration is considering flying migrants who illegally cross the US-Mexico border to near the US-Canada border for processing as a way to ease pressure on overwhelmed facilities in Texas, according to a new report.

The tactic is under consideration amid a surge in border crossings that critics blame on President Biden’s policies and reform legislation that would create a path to citizenship for most illegal immigrants.

Two Department of Homeland Security officials told the Washington Post that the administration is considering air lifts to the northern border due to large numbers of unaccompanied children and families crossing in the south.

Officials told the Washington Post that on Friday morning 1,000 people who were either unaccompanied minors or in family units crossed the Rio Grande into Texas, and that another 1,000 still were awaiting processing from Thursday night

(Read more at the New York Post)

No. Just no.

Americans, conservatives, and Republicans need to stand up against this idiocy. This needs to stop.

Truth is lies and lies are the truth in Joe Biden’s America

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Senator Cruz told the truth. The $1.9 trillion law passed only by Democrats does give illegal aliens $1,400 relief checks

Senator Dick lied. Illegal aliens are getting COVID relief

Newsweek reports after the passing of the Democrat monstrosity that Senator Cruz did tell the truth.

SenCruzSenator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) proposed an amendment to the American Rescue Plan that would bar illegal immigrants from access to the $1,400 stimulus checks.

His amendment was voted down after Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) criticized Cruz for trying to “rile people up over something that is not true.”

The Claim

Cruz claimed on Twitter that illegal immigrants would be eligible for the $1,400 stimulus checks included in the American Rescue Plan.

On March 6, Cruz tweeted, “When the checks go out, millions of illegal immigrants WILL GET $1400 checks.”

He wrote that many people considered illegal immigrants are those who have overstayed their visas, and therefore have Social Security numbers.

Cruz argued that the possession of Social Security numbers will allow unlawfully present individuals to obtain the stimulus money.

The Facts

Anyone who pays taxes in the United States as a resident is eligible for a stimulus payment under the American Rescue Plan. That includes non-citizens.

For example, a citizen of Canada who is living and working full time in the U.S. would have a Social Security number and would be eligible for a stimulus payment.

The United States Department of Homeland Security website describes unauthorized immigrants as foreign-born non-citizens who live in the United States without legal residence.

Individuals who overstay their visas but pay tax in the United States using a Social Security number can be eligible for stimulus payments. The most recent available data for the number of visa overstays in the United States is from 2019, released by the Department of Homeland Security. It said that 1.21 percent of visas in that year were overstayed, or 676,422 overstays. In 2019, student visas (1.52 percent) had a higher overstay rate than those from Canada and Mexico (.75 percent, 1.27 percent, respectively).

Illegal immigrants would not be eligible to receive a check if they do not have a Social Security number.

Immigrants who overstay their visas no longer are lawfully in the country but retain their Social Security numbers and therefore are eligible to receive a check.

“Technically, if they have overstayed their visa, they are here illegally,” a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Newsweek. “If a visitor has not been granted an extension of status by USCIS [United States Citizenship and Immigration Services], then they are considered to be overstays and subject to deportable status under 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.”

But Durbin is not convinced that the number of overstays with Social Security cards is as high as Cruz said.

(continued)

Anyone who has a green card is considered a legal permanent resident, and would be eligible for the stimulus payment.

The Ruling

True.

Cruz’s claim that millions of illegal immigrants would receive stimulus payments is true, given the amount of people who have overstayed their visas over the years. Once they overstay, they technically are considered “illegal.”

(Read the whole story at Newsweek)

My objection to this stimulus is this: like American criminals who were in jail, they did not contribute legally to the economy

The one objection that I had to criminals who were in jail getting the stimulus was this: they did not contribute to our economy. A similar objection comes up for the illegals who will get stimulus checks under the Democrat plan: they did not legally contribute to the system.

I am all for citizens of the U.S. getting aid when they need it. However, for the Democrats to be handing out money like the neighborhood kid given charge of the Halloween bowl, this does not ring right.

Biden repeats his “President Harris” flub

In December, Biden called Harris “President-Elect Harris.” Now it’s “President Harris.”

Breitbart lets us know how Dementia Joe slipped for the second time, calling Kamala Harris “President Harris” at a White House event.

JoePresident Joe Biden mistakenly referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “president” Thursday while delivering remarks at the White House regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Biden suffered this latest brain freeze when addressing how minorities have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, underscoring the importance of distributing the coronavirus vaccine to such communities.

“The hardest hit that have suffered the most — especially black, Latino, Native American, and rural communities,” Biden said.  “We believe speed and efficiency must be matched with fairness and equity, now when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that tour injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

I remember the press pointing “covefefe” out endlessly; however, I never remember President Trump calling Vice President Pence by anything but his title

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but President Trump may have been ridiculed for poor typing, for walking down slick steps slowly, and for mean tweets, but I don’t think he had nearly as many mental slips as dementia Joe has shown.

Jen Psaki lets the truth out after continuous denials

Jen Psaki admits that it is a crisis at the border

Breitbart comments on Jen Psaki’s flub over the illegal alien crisis at the border.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki walked back her description of the migrant crisis on the border as a “crisis” on Thursday.

During the White House press briefing, Psaki specifically used the phrase “crisis on the border” during a discussion about diplomatic relations with Mexico and the flood of migrants coming to the United States, even as she and top White House officials have repeatedly claimed there is no crisis on the border.

“When you were talking a moment ago about diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Mexico, you said, ‘crisis on the border,’” on reporter noted.

“Challenges on the border,” Psaki clarified.

(Read how the Democrats descended back into lies at Breitbart)

How can the Democrats do this? Could it be that it is in our sinful nature to repeat sin and other lies?

Like a dog that returns to its vomit,
So is a fool who repeats his foolishness. (Proberbs 26:11 NASB)

All about the denied border in Joe Biden’s America

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100K caught and counting

The Daily Mail makes the point that 100K illegal aliens have been caught since Biden started his program. Another 39K are feared to have skirted the system.

Migrant families were continuing to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, as one of Joe Biden‘s senior officials admitted that his more tolerant approach was likely encouraging many to try and enter, and border patrol officials spoke of their concerns about the large numbers slipping through the net.

New data published on Wednesday showed that the number of migrants detained along the southern border rose in February to levels not seen since 2019, when a dramatic surge in migrant family arrivals overwhelmed border facilities.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said their agents and officers detained or processed 100,441 migrants in February.

They turned away 72,113 migrants, forcing them back across the border under public health restrictions known as Title 42 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The CBP said 25,000 of the migrants they encountered in February had already attempted to cross the border previously.

Roberta Jacobsen, ambassador to Mexico from 2016-18 who now serves as a special advisor to Biden, admitted in a White House briefing on Wednesday that the timing of the surge was ‘no coincidence’.

She said: ‘We’ve seen surges before. Surges tend to respond to hope, and there was significant hope for a more humane policy after four years of pent-up demand.

‘So I don’t know if I would call that a coincidence.’

Under Biden, the Remain in Mexico policy, which kept migrants south of the border while waiting for their hearings, as well as asylum agreements with Northern Triangle countries have ended.

Biden has also narrowed ICE’s criteria for arrests and deportations.

The ending of the Remain in Mexico policy has opened the door to migrants, who have applied for asylum, being allowed to cross and begin their legal proceedings.

Jacobsen said that the ‘more humane policy’ likely gave rise to rumors among people traffickers of leniency.

The ‘coyotes’, as the smugglers are known, then encouraged more migrants to pay to make the journey.

‘The idea that a more humane policy would be in place may have driven people to make that decision, but perhaps, more importantly, it definitely drove smugglers to express disinformation, spread disinformation about what was now possible,’ she said.

Jacobsen said that with a $4 billion plan, Biden hoped to tackle immigration at its root causes, working to make Latin American countries safer and more prosperous, and reduce the incentive to leave.

The sharpest uptick in migrant numbers was at Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, which went from 17,000 migrant apprehensions in January to nearly 28,000 in February.

The area has long been the busiest crossing route on the border. Arizona also saw large increases.

The two Border Patrol sectors that cover the Arizona-Mexico border, Tucson and Yuma, went from 12,372 apprehensions in January to 19,740 last month, according to AZ Central.

The sharpest uptick in migrant numbers was at Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, which went from 17,000 migrant apprehensions in January to nearly 28,000 in February.

The area has long been the busiest crossing route on the border. Arizona also saw large increases.

The two Border Patrol sectors that cover the Arizona-Mexico border, Tucson and Yuma, went from 12,372 apprehensions in January to 19,740 last month, according to AZ Central.

One Mexican official familiar with migration developments, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters organized crime began changing its modus operandi ‘from the day Biden took office’ and now exhibited ‘unprecedented’ levels of sophistication.

That includes briefing clients on the latest immigration rules, using technology to outfox authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, assessments showed.

‘Migrants have become a commodity,’ the official said, arguing they were now as valuable as drugs for the gangs.

‘But if a packet of drugs is lost in the sea, it’s gone. If migrants are lost, it’s human beings we’re talking about.’

Mexican drug cartels and human smugglers are using a system of colored wristbands to track migrants who pay to cross illegally into the United States, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Hundreds of colored plastic wristbands left behind by migrants have been spotted lying along the banks of the Rio Grande in the scrubby grassland near Penitas, Texas.

A witness told Reuters that migrants crossing the river on makeshift rafts would rip off and dump the red, blue, green and white wristbands. Some were marked ‘arrivals’ or ‘entries’ in Spanish.

Art del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Sean Hannity’s Fox News show that his colleagues were detaining people from around the world, saying they stopped Cubans, Pakistanis and Romanians.

(Read more on the smuggling routes at the Daily Mail)

One hundred thousand caught, around thirty-nine thousand escaped and half COVID-positive

Still, Joe Biden wants us all to mask up (maybe for years), social distance, and take vaccines (maybe annually) while he imposes none of this on illegal aliens.

Maybe all of us tax-paying conservatives need to go illegal.

Up to fifty percent of illegal aliens have COVID-19

The Washington Examiner reports that as much as half of the illegal aliens caught have COVID-19.

Growing border insecurity and concerns that illegal immigrants are infected with coronavirus are prompting the nation’s sheriffs to urge the Biden administration to take action to tighten controls.

At its virtual winter meeting this week, the National Sheriffs’ Association’s board of directors discussed the threat to the United States by the latest migrant surge and OK’d a detailed warning call to the president.

In a draft border security resolution set for a vote by the full association at its June 21-24 meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the sheriffs said, “It is the position of the National Sheriffs Association that all efforts be made by the federal government to secure our nation’s border to prevent harm to our nation and to her citizens.”

The sheriffs are on the front lines of the new crisis and cited the threat of increased drug and human trafficking, deaths, the potential for “lone wolf” terrorists crossing, and new cases of COVID-19 breaking out.

The influential organization was a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump’s border policies and efforts inside the country to track down and deport criminal illegal immigrants.

In one of the more shocking concerns raised in the resolution, the sheriffs said, “Estimates are that between 5% and 50% of the persons crossing without documentation are COVID positive. In any other construct, infection rates that high would be cause for alarm by public health officials. Yet, we are currently engaging in policies that have potentially opened, rather than restricted, undocumented traffic into the U.S.”

Currently, about 100,000 illegal migrants a month are being apprehended by border authorities.

The association cited other fears about the border crossers, including terrorism.

“We do not know who is crossing,” said the two-page resolution provided to Secrets and shown below. “One lone wolf foreign terrorist is a significant threat due to the changing nature of the terror threat we now face. We have seen ample evidence of this abroad with a lone terrorist using vehicles or crude weapons to inflict injury, death, and fear. There is a clear national security nexus to securing our international border.”

And the group is likely to seek federal help in handling the surge.

(Read more and see the group’s PDF statement at the Washington Examiner)

While Biden and his crew hide the number of COVID infections in illegals and the number of illegals, the press ignores it all

Rather than asking questions (like a healthy press would of a Republican), the press has decided to remain silent.

Biden forbids Border Patrol agents to speak out

The Western Journal points out how Joe Biden has placed a gag order on all border patrol employees.

The Biden administration has reportedly placed an unofficial “gag order” on Border Patrol agents and sector chiefs as a surge of migrants swarm the southern border.

Four current and two former Customs and Border Protection officials said to NBC News that they have been told to deny requests for media “ride-alongs” with agents, and press officers have been told to send any requests for information to the press office in Washington for approval.

Agents responsible for keeping track of the number of migrants in custody have also been told to prevent leaks by not sharing their information. The officials said the restrictions and others like them are often referred to as unofficial “gag orders.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday the agency is “on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”

“Across the federal government, certain employees are designated spokespeople for their respective agencies and public statements are vetted to ensure accuracy,” a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said.

“This standard and process has been followed at DHS since the Department’s inception and across bipartisan administrations. Customs and Border Protection continues to publicly provide the same monthly data on the same schedule as it has since 2014.”

The unofficial policy was reportedly passed down verbally, and it has led some agents to release videos showing the state of the border without permission from Washington, according to NBC.

One video released by Rep. Henry Cuellar’s office over the weekend showed dozens of migrants crossing the Rio Grande on a raft. The Texas Democrat has been vocal in the past about his disapproval of President Joe Biden not visiting the border as it is flooded by migrants.

News organizations have also been denied access to or pictures of the overcrowded border processing facilities holding unaccompanied children, including the newly opened processing facility in Texas.

Data on the number of unaccompanied children in the custody of Border Patrol has been relatively protected in the past, but crackdowns on leaks have made it more difficult to collect the data.

According to one official, some access restrictions can be attributed to precautionary measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Trump administration allowed some media ride-alongs last year, but Biden has not allowed a single one since his inauguration.

“Part of maintaining the public trust is to communicate regularly and often,” a former official said.

An official during the past three administrations said the current situation is reminiscent of restrictions during the Obama administration.

(Read more at the Western Journal)

Joe Biden, if you have no crisis, then lift the gag order

Joe Biden and Barack Obama have proben themselves two of the most anti-First Amendment leaders in America.

As much as the leftists want to call Trump “fascist,” the true enemies of free speech have been Joe Biden and Barack H. Obama.

Four illegal aliens from terrorist watchlist nations have been arrested

Clarion News informs us of arrests of people from nations on the FBI Terrorist Watchlist.

Customs and Border Protection has arrested at least four people at the U.S.-Mexico border matching names listed in the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database since Oct. 1 of last year, the agency confirmed to Congress on Tuesday. According to Axios, three of the arrestees were from Yemen and one was from Serbia, outnumbering “similar people taken into custody during recent full fiscal years, according to the source.”

The announcement comes just days and even mere hours after multiple corporate media outlets and Democrats denied Republican legislators’ claims that some of the people attempting to cross the border were terrorists.

(Read the Democrat lies that preceded this final revelation at Clarion News)

Oddly, the report of any terror-watch-list illegals coming over any border did not make the news

If people had just endured years of having Islamic extremists shooting up Christmas parties, then that people’s press might seem likely to report on potential terrorists making their way into America.

Democrats block Republican bill requiring illegal aliens to be tested for COVID-19

The Western Journal reports that Democrats have blocked a bill that would require illegal aliens to be tested for COVID.

“Common sense” is seemingly not part of the Democratic lexicon.

House Democrats on Tuesday blocked consideration of a Republican bill sponsored by Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks that would require the Department of Homeland Security to test illegal immigrants for the coronavirus before releasing them into border communities, as they have been doing.

“This week, I traveled to El Paso, Texas, to meet with [Customs and Border Protection] agents and officers,” Miller-Meeks said in a statement on Tuesday. “I saw firsthand the crisis they are facing, and I believe it is our job in Congress to address it and assist them. Approximately 50% of agents have tested positive for COVID-19, and very few migrants are being tested.

“My REACT Act would require that every migrant released from CBP or [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] custody is tested and receives a negative test.

“Border security and immigration is not an issue that only affects border states, it affects every community across the country. By ensuring that individuals entering the country are negative for COVID-19, we can help keep our communities safe and healthy.”

“CBP is currently encountering more than 3,000 migrants on average, per day, which is rapidly approaching levels seen at the height of the 2019 crisis,” she said.

The 2019 fiscal year was the busiest at the border, with almost 980,000 immigrant encounters, according to CBP. Now, as a result of multiple Biden administration immigration policies, 2021 is on track to rival that number. In the first five months of the fiscal year, CBP has had nearly 400,000 encounters, including more than 100,000 in February alone.

Put simply, our border is being flooded.

As Miller-Meeks pointed out, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a Tuesday news release, “We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”

Her legislation aimed to prevent the surge of migrants from spreading the coronavirus — and it wasn’t even brought to a vote.

With some federal facilities at 729 percent capacity as the Biden administration attempts to cram as many immigrants — most of them children — as possible into these camps, the spread of coronavirus is not only possible but a real threat that both the president and Congress ought to address — and yet they refused to do so.

Instead, Democrats elected to block a common-sense bill out of nothing more than an attempt to appeal to their radical base’s faux-virtue, while the president and his administration refuse to even acknowledge that there is a crisis at the border.

(Read more and see the bill in PDF format at the Western Journal)

It just seems that COVID is not the emergency Biden wants us to believe doesn’t exist at the border

However, considering that we are dealing with some combination of Beijing Biden, the guy who bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations, dementia Joe, socialist Joe, and the Democrat/military/industrial complex, it is hard to guess which emergency will be invented next.

As far as I can tell, none of the representatives who went to the border got main stream media exposure

New York Representative McCarthy explains how Biden’s border crisis has cost too many

New York Representative McCarthy explains how Biden’s border crisis has cost too many their tight resources. For those of us North of the border, it has cost precious money and brought a new source of COVID-19 into our borders. For those outside of our borders, it has cost time and lives.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc58it/?pub=7uejp

NY Representative Katko: Biden has caused disorder at the border by executive order

NY Representative Katko points out how Biden has caused disorder at the border by executive order. He calls on the administration to acknowledge the error and fix the problem for the sake of all involved.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc58ov/?pub=7uejp

Texas Representative Pfluger explains how Biden hurts Texas.

Texas Representative Pfluger outlines the shipment of those breaking our immigration laws to his district.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc58uf/?pub=7uejp

Louisiana Rep. Higgins calls on Biden to negotiate

Louisiana Rep. Higgins calls on Biden to come to the negotiating table and become the president of America instead of just the president of the far left.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc58yv/?pub=7uejp

Representative Herrell emphasizes the need to keep Title 42

Representative Herrell of New Mexico emphasizes the need to keep Title 42 for all of our sakes. This policy protects our advances against the coronavirus by not allowing COVID -infected illegal aliens free within the U.S.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc5zv9/?pub=7uejp

Representative Joyce of Ohio explains the humanitarian crisis at the border

Representative David Joyce of Ohio details the humanitarian crisis developing at the border. By making promises throughout his campaign and administration, Joe Biden has created a blossoming humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc9ty3/?pub=7uejp

Representative Gonzales points out we are a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.

Representative Gonzales points out we are a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. After praising the officers of the border patrol, he went on to point out that we were built on legal immigration.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc60hd/?pub=7uejp

Florida’s Rep. Salazar calls on Hispanics to take up this cause

Florida’s Rep. Salazar calls on Hispanics to take up this cause. She explains that our Hispanic sisters, mothers, and friends are being exploited through the system.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc88bb/?pub=7uejp

Florida’s Rep. Gimenez calls on Hispanic voices calling to Biden

Florida’s Rep. Gimenez calls on Hispanic voices calling to Biden. He notes that it is the cartels making the money, not the poor Hispanics.
https://rumble.com/embed/vc89qx/?pub=7uejp

El representante Giménez desafía a los hispanos a enfrentarse a la crisis fronteriza de Biden

El representante Giménez desafía a los hispanos a enfrentarse a la crisis fronteriza de Biden
https://rumble.com/embed/vc9tnr/?pub=7uejp

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Twenty-one states sue Biden for revoking Keystone XL pipeline permit

CBS News reports that 21 states have joined to sue Joe Biden’s administration to re-open the pipeline.

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A coalition of attorneys general from 21 states sued President Biden and members of his administration for rescinding the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking to undo the president’s attempt to effectively nix the 1,200 mile-long pipeline.

Led by the attorneys general of Texas and Montana, the states argued in their complaint that the president exceeded his authority when he issued his executive order January 20 revoking permits for the oil pipeline. The order targeting Keystone was one of several executive actions Mr. Biden has taken since assuming the presidency that focus on the environment and addressing climate change.

“Revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is a regulation of interstate and international commerce, which can only be accomplished as any other statute can: through the process of bicameralism and presentment,” the states argued in their complaint. “The president lacks the power to enact his ‘ambitious plan’ to reshape the economy in defiance of Congress’s unwillingness to do so.”

The attorneys general argued Congress set rules for the actions the president can take regarding Keystone, and Mr. Biden and senior members of his administration flouted those rules.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused Mr. Biden of acting “with complete disregard for the constitutional limits on his power.”

Designed by TC Energy Corporation to move approximately 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada and Montana to the Gulf Coast of Texas, the Keystone XL pipeline is part of a larger system of lines and would run through several states. While the Obama administration denied permits for the pipeline, former President Donald Trump approved construction of the line in 2019, and work began last year.

(Read more at CBS News)

Although this may make the “front page” of the Internet, it will not be on main stream media

In fact I would not have known about the latest growth in the numbers behind the suit except for a tip from hocuspocus13 at Bunkerville‘s recent post.

Forty Republican Senators sue for Biden limits on border wall funding

The Hill points to a group of Republican senators who have brought suit against the Biden administration on the grounds that the administration has no reason to cut funding already approved by Congress.

A group of 40 Republican senators is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to step in and limit President Biden’s ability to halt construction of the border wall.

Biden did so with an executive order on his first day in office, freezing nearly $1.4 billion in funds Congress set aside for the wall.

But lawmakers say the move infringes on Congress’s power of the purse, requesting a legal opinion from the GAO.

“An appropriations act is a law like any other; therefore, the president must take care to ensure that appropriations are prudently obligated in the manner they were provided by Congress,” lawmakers wrote in a letter spearheaded by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).

An Office of Management and Budget official responded to the letter, saying, “Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats, but building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution.”

“The billions of American taxpayer dollars that the previous administration redirected for border wall construction were never appropriated by Congress for that purpose and President Biden’s proclamation makes it quite clear that construction should only be paused to the extent permitted by law,” the official added.

The issue is a complex one.

The White House has frequently refused to answer reporters’ questions about the remaining border wall funds and how they might be used.

In February it also sent a formal notice to Congress that it would terminate the emergency designation that former President Trump used to justify diverting military funding to its construction.

But lawmakers in their letter argued that notification does not qualify as a “special message” needed to permanently withdraw funds, adding that even if Biden does so now it “will not cure the unlawful actions he has taken to date.”

(Read more at The Hill)

Don’t be fooled. The press can ignore this like they ignored Pennsylvania voter data

The Federalist reminded us in a 16 November 2020 article how Pennsylvania voter data had not been explained (and still remains so).

A trend of the press and government ignoring uncomfortable topics like the number of executive orders

On 8 March 2021, CNN claimed that Biden had written 44 executive orders.

On 15 March 2021, the Federal Register suggests that only 37 executive orders have been written. However, as a federal agency, they seem to have a hard time with keeping up with things.

On 8 February 2021, Breitbart claimed that as many as 69 executive orders had been written by Joe.

Therefore, who knows how many executive orders have been issued by Joe Biden since he entered the Oval Office? One thing is certain: Joe Biden is not a president. He is a dictator (by his own words, several times). You may remember Biden telling his fellow socialist George Stephanopoulos:

That’s why — you know, the one thing that I — I have this strange notion. We are a democracy. Some of my Republican friends and some of my Democratic friends even occasionally say, “Well, if you can’t get the votes by executive order, you’re going to do something.” Things you can’t do by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus.

But what can we expect from someone who flipped on the filibuster? However, like Kerry, he was for it before he was against it.

Hypocrites.

Judge rules Michigan Secretary of State violated state law with absentee ballot order

The Federalist outlines one more case of how President Trump was right to claim election fraud.

Jocelyn Benson violated lawA Michigan judge ruled last week that Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson violated state law when she circumvented the legislature with unilateral orders on absentee voting.

Last year, as Democrats across the country implemented last-minute rule changes ahead of the November election, Benson issued a directive that local clerks count with a presumption of validity.

“Signature review ‘begins with the presumption that’ the signature on an absentee voter ballot application of envelope is valid,” Benson ordered in October. Only ballots signed with “multiple significant and obvious” inconsistencies ought to go under further review.

Detroit-area Judge Christopher M. Murray, however, ruled last week that Benson’s order violated the Michigan Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Murray argued Benson’s instructions were “rules” passed without following the proper procedures in place.

“A ‘rule’ not promulgated in accordance with the APA’s procedures is invalid,” Murray wrote. “An agency must utilize formal APA rulemaking procedures when establishing policies that ‘do not merely interpret or explain the statute or rules from which the agency derives its authority,’ but rather ‘establish the substantive standards implementing the program.’”

“I’m glad the court sees Secretary of State Benson’s attempts at lawmaking for what they are — clear violations of her authority,” said Republican state Rep. Matt Hall in a statement on the decision. “If she wants to make changes like these, she needs to work with the Legislature or properly promulgate them through the laws we have on the books — in this case the Administrative Procedures Act. The Legislature is an equal branch of government charged with crafting laws.”

Michigan’s election procedures came under scrutiny in a state where Democrats capitalized on the coronavirus pandemic to justify late rule changes to their benefit. According to WWMT, a local news outlet in western Michigan, more than 3.1 million voters in the state cast their ballots absentee out of 7.7 registered residents.

(Read more at The Federalist)

The trend will remain that all of the charges of fraud will prove to be true

Whether the revelation centers on fraud in Minnesota or Georgia (or the reasons that the Supreme Court decided to deny hearing the allegations of fraud), I am certain that the trend will continue on the revelations that there really was wide-spread fraud on the part of Biden.

The Washington Post’s deep-fake news illustrated by the retraction on the Trump-Georgia phone conversation

Fox News comments on the dishonesty demonstrated by the main stream press.

Greg Gutfeld slammed the mainstream media in the wake of a massive correction by The Washington Post, which read in part that, contrary to the paper’s original reporting, former President Donald Trump did not tell Georgia state elections investigator Frances Watson to “find the fraud.”

The quote, attributed to a leaked phone call between the two officials, came as Trump routinely railed against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger’s handling of the election. The president’s back and forth with his fellow Republicans in Georgia provided the media with much fodder.

On “The Five,” Gutfeld said that while “deep fake” images have been a trend on the internet for some time, the mainstream media has engaged in “deep fakes” of journalism for a while as well.

“It sounds new but the media has been out of it for years; only with words, tricking the public to say something they didn’t,” he said.

“Take ‘The Washington Post’ who finally issued a brutal correction of a huge damaging lie. They contorted Donald Trump’s December phone call with the Georgia secretary of states top investigator claiming Trump ordered her to find the fraud and if she did she would be a hero.”

“That lie came from a single anonymous source and with endlessly repeated by the media.”

The host went on to further criticize the media, playing a montage of national newscasters reporting on the now-retracted quote:

“What lemmings. They’re like Smolletts who can type,” he said. “They claimed they confirmed it but ask yourself, how could all of them be wrong about the same exact thing? There is only one way: one source.”

Gutfeld credited the Washington Examiner for its take on the retraction, remarking that multiple newsrooms must’ve confirmed the scoop by speaking with the same anonymous source.

“It is like tracing cases of food poisoning to a single batch of rancid potato salad. Just as easy to track and more disgusting,” he said.

“We knew this was behind most anti trump drech — one anonymous source gave it to Paper A, then Network B calls the same source to get confirmation. Then Snopes and the fact-checkers agree.”

Gutfeld characterized the situation as an example of “investigative incest,” and predicted it was the same process that led to the dissemination of the Steele dossier.

“So how can we ever trust these clowns again? They would do everything to destroy a person — from a president they can’t stand to his obviously evil supporters. They’d push a lie to help their side win an election,” he continued.

(Read more at Fox News)

This only continues to prove the hiding of fraud by the press

When the press reports things they feel will hurt the people they hate (rather than confirming the truth or finding the flaws in their reporting), then we have the end of democracy and the beginning of fascism.

GOP insiders warn companies woke leftism paves the way for corporate-free populist Republican party

Breitbart quotes GOP insiders as they warn the woke corporations.

A shift in the corporate world with big American companies embracing so-called “woke” leftist policies along with increased retirements among the old guard of the GOP is fueling a populist surge inside the Republican Party, a new memo from GOP insiders reveals.

The memo from CGCN, a government affairs firm staffed by top GOP insiders, is titled: “The Party They’ll Get, Not the Party They Want.”

In the memo, which has no named author, CGCN warns the “business community” that their previous allies in the Republican Party are moving on from protecting business interests to instead focusing on populist priorities of protecting American workers. As the GOP shifts downward away from the elites and towards the everyman, the memo notes, the Democrats in Washington continue their efforts to punish companies with tax hikes and regulatory burdens. In other words, companies may be left with nobody to defend them or their interests—all because they decided to abandon neutrality in favor of woke leftism, fighting culture wars that have driven Republicans away from them back toward the refreshed GOP base while Democrats will never reward them for being woke enough.

“For the business community, the news that President Biden is considering the first major tax increase since 1993 was probably unsurprising,” the CGCN memo opens. “And maybe not so troubling, given that it will be difficult to pass in a nearly evenly divided Congress. But when that news is juxtaposed to Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R-MO) recently announced retirement, it might be time for concern. The reason is straightforward: Blunt’s retirement, along with Senators Portman (R-OH), Burr (R-NC), Shelby (R-AL), and Toomey (R-PA) creates greater political space for the GOP’s younger, insurgent populists to flex their muscles.  This suggests, among other things, trouble ahead for the tried-and-true coalition of Republicans and corporate America—and the issues they care about.”

(Read much, much, much more at Breitbart)(really)

I may not be able to be less White, but I do know how to drink less Coke

I can stop drinking Coke. I also know how to buy fewer Dell computers and make other adjustments.

Ford slammed by union for plans to move new model production to Mexico

MSN reports that Ford will now be moving a plant to Mexico.

In a letter to union members made public this week, UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem said Ford told the union it was relocating manufacturing of a next-generation vehicle from its assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, to Mexico.

A copy of the letter was provided to The Wall Street Journal Wednesday. Reuters first reported on the letter on Tuesday.

The United Auto Workers, the union representing employees at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, slammed Ford in a scathing letter over an apparent plan to pull a nearly $1 billion investment.

During labor negotiations in 2019, Ford pledged to spend $900 million on the Ohio factory, in part to retool for a new model that it would start building in 2023.

“We expect the company to honor its contractual commitments to this membership and when it fails to do so we will take action,” Kariem wrote in the letter.

In a separate letter to employees, the Ohio plant manager, Jason Moore, said conditions have changed since the last UAW contract was negotiated and pointed to other investments the company has made at the factory, including hiring more than 100 workers to increase pickup truck production.

Any loss of production for Ford’s Ohio plant would be the latest blow to the region, once a stronghold of vehicle manufacturing. General Motors in 2019 ceased production of the Chevrolet Cruze at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio, affecting more than 1,000 jobs in the area.

Meantime, Ford on Wednesday revealed it is implementing a flexible hybrid work model for 30,000 of its office employees to work in their offices on an as-needed basis.

(Read more at MSN)(But I really wish you wouldn’t, because it only encourages those communists.)

Just six weeks of Biden and he has screwed up our borders and send our jobs to Mexico

This has to be some type of record of a new level of screwed up.

Gun rights victimized by 8 RINO Representatives and all but one Democrat

The Epoch Times reports that one Democrat Representative and two hundred and two Republican Representatives voted against background checks.

One Democratic House lawmaker joined nearly all Republicans in voting against a bill that would expand background checks on guns in the latest gun-control bill pushed by House Democrats and the White House.

The bill, called the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, passed 227–203, receiving eight Republican votes. Five Republicans co-sponsored the bill along with several Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that he will attempt to get senators to vote on the measure.

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) was the lone Democrat to vote with the vast majority of Republicans.

In a statement, Golden stated that “we need to strictly enforce the laws we have in place” as well as provide money and staffing to the federal background check system. “Many of my constituents have a proud tradition of responsible gun ownership,” Golden said.

The eight Republicans who voted to pass the measure are Rep. Vern Buchanan (Fla.), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Rep. Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.), Rep. Carlos Gimenez (Fla.), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Rep. Maria Salazar (Fla.), Rep. Chris Smith (N.J.), and Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.). Upton, Smith, and Fitzpatrick co-sponsored the legislation.

The measure will “utilize the current background checks process in the United States to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms,” according to the bill’s summary. Essentially, it would implement new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties.

(Read more at the Epoch Times)

Joe keeps digging his hole deeper

Joe and the radical Democrats want to take all guns. Just when you think Joe has hit a new low, Joe grabs a shovel and digs deeper.

What the newly declassified DNI report on the Hunter Biden laptop actually says

The Washington Examiner reviews what actually happened in the report from the Director of National Intelligence regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Certain members of the press want very much for the Hunter Biden laptop story to be the work of the Russians, even despite assessments from the intelligence community in the United States that say otherwise.

A smattering of journalists and commentators falsely claimed this week that a recently unclassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence proves the laptop story was Russian disinformation.

The report says no such thing.

“In case you’re still wondering if the Hunter Biden laptop story came from the Kremlin,” Defense One reporter Patrick Tucker said Tuesday in a since-deleted tweet, “ODNI’s new unclassified report says yes.”

In reality, the report says only that Kremlin-linked operatives “sought to use prominent US persons and media conduits to launder their narratives to US officials and audiences.” It says more specifically that the operatives “made contact with established US media figures and helped produce a documentary that aired on a US television network in late January 2020.”

The report also states that “Russian state media, trolls, and online proxies, including those directed by Russian intelligence, published disparaging content about President Biden, his family, and the Democratic Party, and heavily amplified related content circulating in US media, including stories centered on his son.”

It makes no mention whatsoever of Hunter Biden’s laptop, whose contents reportedly came into the possession of Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, after the president’s son apparently forgot he had dropped the device off for repairs at a shop in Delaware. The ODNI report never even questions the veracity of the Biden laptop story; it says only that certain reports in U.S. media were “amplified” by Kremlin-linked operatives.

Recall the story: The New York Post in October 2020 published a scoop revealing the existence of a laptop reportedly belonging to Biden. The laptop, which has since been turned over to the FBI, supposedly contains documents suggesting Hunter Biden leveraged his father’s political clout to line the family’s pockets. The New York Post’s coverage last year included the publication of email excerpts purporting to show that Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, “to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.”

Neither the Biden campaign nor Biden himself has denied the authenticity of the laptop or its contents.

Yet, the legacy press’s immediate reaction to the story was to denounce it as Russian disinformation. Only a handful of competing news outlets, including the Washington Examiner, even bothered to investigate the authenticity of the emails.

The pushback from establishment newsrooms was so great, in fact, that Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe himself said in October 2020 that the information contained on the laptop “is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.” The Justice Department and the FBI, which is in possession of the laptop, concurred with Ratcliffe’s assessment.

Yet, here we are again, as journalist and pundit alike claimed falsely Tuesday evening that the press’s original erroneous assessment of the laptop story was indeed the correct one.

“Hey, New York Post and everyone else who got suckered into the ridiculous Hunter Biden laptop story,” said HuffPost White House correspondent S.V. Date. “Take a bow.”

Date claimed last year, without evidence, that the laptop story was “Russian disinformation.”

“The same dudes who ran the play last time!” MSNBC’s excitable Chris Hayes said in a since-deleted tweet.

The mischaracterization of the ODNI report was even shared by NBC News’s resident 4chan correspondent Ben Collins, a supposed expert on disinformation and right-wing extremism.

It was not long after these big-brains claimed victory Tuesday that they started issuing mea culpas, admitting they hadn’t actually read the ODNI report closely.

“I’m just starting to read through the report,” said Hayes, “so not clear they’re claiming the Hunter Biden laptop specifically ‘came from the Kremlin’ definitively, but it’s incredible that it’s the same cast of characters.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

The press wants to convince you that anyone accusing Joe is a Russian operative

Truth is, the stuff on Hunter’s laptop isn’t from Russia.

This is just how Joe keeps digging his hole deeper.

Grab your wallets, here comes Joe

The New York Post digs in to the tax details that will hit you in the wallet.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday clarified that President Biden’s proposed tax hike would apply to people who earn $200,000 per year if they are married to someone who makes the same amount.

Psaki said at her daily press briefing that the proposed $400,000 threshold for tax increases applies to “families” rather than individuals.

The clarification significantly lowers the tax-hike threshold announced by Biden in an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday.

Biden’s interview statement appeared to indicate the cutoff would be $400,000 in individual income.

“Yes, anybody making more than $400,000 will see a small to a significant tax increase,” Biden told George Stephanopoulos.

Biden added, “If you make less than $400,000, you won’t see one single penny in additional federal tax.”

The president acknowledged that an effort to raise taxes is almost certain to be met with uniform opposition from Republicans in Congress.

“I may not get [Republican support], but I’ll get the Democratic votes for a tax increase. If we just took the tax rate back to what it was when [George W.] Bush was president — [when] the top rate paid 39.6 percent in federal taxes — that would raise $230 billion. Yet they’re complaining because I’m providing a tax credit for child care for the poor, from middle class?” Biden said.

Democrats hold a slim majority in the House of Representatives and also control of the evenly divided Senate, where Vice President Kamala Harris can break ties in the Democrats’ favor.

No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois this week called for an end to the 60-vote threshold to proceed to votes on most bills, calling the procedural filibuster a “weapon of mass obstruction.”

(Read more at the New York Post)

And with tax increases, Joe digs his hole deeper and deeper and deeper

__Joe’s hole was deep when he cheated his way into office. So he dug it deeper by becoming dictator Biden and killing 10,000 jobs on his first day. He dug it deeper with lying about his son’s doings. He dug it deeper by denying the crisis he created at the border.

Disorder at the border by executive order in Joe Biden’s America

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Illegal alien teen boys to be housed at Dallas convention center

The Associated Press points out how Biden wants to place teenaged illegal-alien boys in the center of Dallas.

DallasConventionCenterThe U.S. government plans to house up to 3,000 immigrant teenagers at a convention center in downtown Dallas as it struggles to find space for a surge of migrant children at the border who have strained the immigration system just two months into the Biden administration.

American authorities encountered people crossing the border without legal status more than 100,000 times in February — a level higher than all but four months of Donald Trump’s presidency. The spike in traffic poses a challenge to President Joe Biden at a fraught moment with Congress, which is about to take up immigration legislation, and has required the help of the American Red Cross.

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be used for up to 90 days beginning as early as this week, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press that was sent Monday to members of the Dallas City Council. Federal agencies will use the facility to house boys ages 15 to 17, according to the memo, which describes the soon-to-open site as a “decompression center.”

The Health and Human Services Department is rushing to open facilities across the country to house immigrant children who are otherwise being held by the Border Patrol, which is generally supposed to detain children for no more than three days. The Border Patrol is holding children longer because there is next to no space in the HHS system, similar to the last major increase in migration two years ago.

A tent facility operated by the Border Patrol in Donna, some 500 miles (804 kilometers) south of Dallas, is holding more than 1,000 children and teenagers, some as young as 4. Lawyers who inspect immigrant detention facilities under a court settlement say they interviewed children who reported being held in packed conditions in the tent, with some sleeping on the floor and others not able to shower for five days.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Saturday directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help manage and care for children crossing the border.

“I am incredibly proud of the agents of the Border Patrol, who have been working around the clock in difficult circumstances to take care of children temporarily in our care,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “Yet, as I have said many times, a Border Patrol facility is no place for a child.”

Asked about housing migrant teens at the convention center, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the administration has been looking for additional facilities for unaccompanied children but that she would have to look into the specifics of the arrangement in Dallas.

(Read more at the Associated Press)

Representative Higgins: Biden, come to the border and fix this

Kevin McCarthy leads representatives to the Southern border

The New York Post outlines the mission of Representative Kevin McCarthy as he and other Republicans investigate the crisis at the border.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will lead a delegation of Republican lawmakers on a tour of the US-Mexico border on Monday, turning up the heat on President Biden to act on the growing humanitarian crisis.

Thousands of Central American migrants have rushed the crossing since Biden’s inauguration. It has overwhelmed border security and created a logjam that includes thousands of unaccompanied children kept for days in cramped, jail-like detention facilities while awaiting transfer to federal shelters.

Many of the migrants are also testing positive for COVID-19, refusing to stay quarantined in hotel rooms afforded them in border towns — leaving locals on edge, according to a post on McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) government website previewing the trip.

“[T]hese are American citizens who deserve the same protections and safeties as any other American,” the post says, referring to border-area locals who say the surge has brought an increase in crime. “The border may be thousands of miles away from Washington, but their stories need to be told — and lawmakers and the Biden administration need to hear them.”

Since Biden has taken office and worked to roll back the more stringent immigration policies of his predecessor, President Donald Trump, deportations have plummeted, as have arrests by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Earlier this month, McCarthy said he sent a letter to Biden requesting a meeting over the border crisis, but didn’t even receive a response.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Representative McCarthy speaks at the border

People from the terrorist watch list caught at the southern border

Syracuse reports that Representative Katko says that citizens from terrorist-watch-list nations have been caught at the Southern border.

Rep. John Katko warned Monday that some migrants arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in the last week are threats to national security who are listed on a federal terrorist watch list.

Katko said he learned about the problem while talking with border patrol agents Monday during a fact-finding trip with about a dozen House Republicans to the border near El Paso, Texas.

Katko, R-Camillus, said more than 100 migrants were caught crossing the border illegally Sunday night as part of an ongoing surge that has been building over the past month.

“They’re getting very bold now,” Katko told syracuse.com in a phone interview before leaving El Paso.

He said individuals from countries outside of Central America are trying to exploit a situation in which border patrol agents have been overwhelmed by the surge of migrants crossing the border.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials reported making 100,441 arrests and detentions in February, up 28% from the previous month and 173% from last year.

Among those mixed in with those fleeing Central America were people on the terror watch list from Iran, Yemen, and Sri Lanka, according to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

McCarthy, R-Calif., spoke at a news conference Monday with Katko after their group met with border patrol agents and toured a new, $48 million processing facility for migrants in El Paso.

“When I walked through the facility, there were more Haitians than any other people I saw,’ McCarthy said.

Katko said he did not have any more information about how federal authorities have handled those on the terrorist watch list, or whether they were being held with other migrants.

Reporters were not allowed on the tour of the processing center, built to hold 1,040 people.

Katko said the center reached its capacity today, holding unaccompanied minors and a few families.

Katko, the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, said he spoke with some of the children and families through a translator.

(Read more at Syracuse)

NY Representative Katko: Biden has caused disorder at the border by executive order

Arizona mayor outraged as feds plan to drop off illegal immigrants in his community

Fox News lets us know how a mayor of a Arizona town has complained about Biden dumping illegal aliens in his already impoverished town.

The mayor of Gila Bend, Arizona, told Fox News on Monday he is very concerned about the escalating crisis at the Mexican border as news broke of a potentially large influx of illegal immigrants heading for his community.

Mayor Chris Riggs, an independent, told “Your World” that his town ‒ about halfway between Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico and Phoenix ‒ is essentially being made into a waypoint for illegal immigrants captured by federal authorities.

He told host Charles Payne that Gila Bend is already “very economically depressed” and that it does not have even the basic resources necessary for what he fears could be an expensive unfunded mandate of sorts.

“We can barely afford to take care of the people that we have here and our community now, and as of this second, the Border Patrol advised us that they’re going to drop people off here and do sort of like: ‘They’re your problem’,” said Riggs.

“We just do not have the ability to care for these people. Quite frankly, it’s going to cost us tens of thousands of dollars a year to be able to just to provide them with a bottle of water and a sandwich when they get dropped off.”

Riggs said that other than the notification his town will be a drop-off location for captured illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, the feds are not providing any crucial information, such as coronavirus infection rates of the migrants, the number of migrants Gila Bend can expect to see, or any other basic data.

He told Payne he is therefore very worried for the elderly population in his area.

“I have a lot of seniors and elders here between Gila Bend and San Lucy Village that are susceptible to COVID,” he said, referring to a community just north of his downtown that is populated mostly by members of the Tohono O’odham tribe.

(Read more at Fox News)

This post requires a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show on MeWe.

Texas Representative Pfluger details how Biden hurts Texas

Protecting Democrats in Joe Biden’s America

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Biden, Harris refuse to call for Cuomo to resign as governor’s support collapses in New York, nationwide

Fox News reports that both Biden and Harris have refused to call for the resignation of Democrat Governor Cuomo over his sexual oppression of women.

BidenHarrisPresident Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are not calling for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign even as a growing number of New York and national Democrats say it’s time for the scandal-ridden governor to step down.

The president and vice president are not even going as far as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. In recent days the two high-ranking House members didn’t explicitly say Cuomo should resign but did imply that he should seriously consider it.

This comes as Cuomo’s support evaporates among other Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the highest-ranking New Yorker in Congress, and among traditional allies in the New York state legislature.

Cuomo is accused, among other things, of sexually harassing multiple women and of covering up deaths of nursing home residents from the coronavirus. Many have attributed a significant chunk of New York’s coronavirus deaths to the state’s policy from early in the pandemic of discharging contagious patients into the group homes filled with highly vulnerable people.

But among Democratic politicians, it appears the sexual harassment allegations are the primary driver of calls for Cuomo to resign.

“Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct,” Sen. Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said in a statement on Friday.

They added: “Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his governing partners and the people of New York. Governor Cuomo should resign.”

Still, as the number of public accusers against Cuomo continues to grow, the president and the vice president have not abandoned the governor. The White House did not respond to a query sent Sunday asking whether Biden and Harris believe Cuomo should resign.

(Read more at Fox News)

As I remember it, Senator Harris got out before cameras before the Kavanaugh hearings and called for him to withdraw

During the nomination of now-Justice Kavanaugh, Kamala Harris called for his impeachment. There were two accusers of Brett Kavanaugh and neither could get their stories straight nor could they get corroboration. Governor Cuomo has six accusers and several have come forward with photographic proof.



Why can’t Biden or Harris have the moral strength to stand up and tell Cuomo to resign?

Pelosi wants to overturn Iowa House election won by a Republican by six votes

Fox News points out how Pelosi has let power go to her head and wants to overturn an election won by a Republican by six votes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaving the door open to overturning the certified House election results in Iowa is hypocritical and unfair, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, asserted on “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

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Rita Hart & Nancy Pelosi

Just six votes separated Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks from Democrat Rita Hart. Miller-Meeks’ win was certified after a recount process. Ernst pointed out that Hart appealed directly to the House Committee on Administration instead of further challenging the result in Iowa courts.

“Rep. Miller-Meeks has been seated in Congress. She won this election,” Ernst said. “It was certified by Iowans … and now Nancy Pelosi, perhaps, will overturn it. And that is horribly unfair to the voters in the second district in Iowa, and we are pushing back.”

Pelosi in a press conference Thursday told reporters there could “of course” be a scenario where the results are re-examined and overturned.

“Because we know she would love to overturn this election,” Ernst said.

Miller-Meeks has asked the House Administration Committee to dismiss Hart’s petition, saying Hart “failed to exhaust state judicial procedures before filing her notice of contest with the House.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Democrats bending election law to fit them needs to end

This business of allowing Democrats to block poll watchers, to tell poll watchers that everyone will go home (and then have people stay and run ballots for hours), and overturning elections that have been won — this cheating needs to end.

Portland courthouse turns back into fortress after riots spike again

In yet another Fox News story, we find that Antifa (the fascist group that neither Biden or Garland could condemn) has taken to attacking the Portland courthouse. I guess Garland will not charge them as long as they only attack at night.

Non-scalable fencing has been reinstalled at Mark O’Hatfield Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, after rioters vandalized the building over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Fox News.

Oregon Live reporter Maxine Bernstein shared photos of city workers setting up the fence on Twitter.

Portland has been the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators, ever since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. Over the summer, there were demonstrations for more than 100 straight days.

The fencing had been installed in June to help de-escalate tensions between city police and protesters following Floyd’s death, according to FOX 12 Oregon, but reportedly turned into a point of contention.

Police said at the time that they recognized the fence had become a “symbol of divide” between the department and the community, and that they would remove the fence to show “our willingness to have dialog and peaceful communication toward starting to heal our community.”

“We are open and listening to discussions of how the community envisions its police serve them in the future,” the department said in a series of tweets. “Our hope is that the nightly violence and destruction around the justice center will stop and the focus can be directed toward peaceful conversation.”

Local and federal officials held conversations over several months to determine the best time to take the fence down. The Department of Homeland Security told FOX 12 on Friday that the decision to remove the fencing on Wednesday was “made in collaboration with local leaders from Portland as part of a broader effort to help the city return to normalcy.”

However, just one day after the fencing was removed, rioters marched down the streets of Portland, setting fires and smashing windows.

Earlier in the day Thursday, a crowd had gathered to protest plans to replace and expand an oil pipeline that runs between Superior, Wisconsin, and the Canadian province of Alberta, journalist Suzette Smith reported on Twitter.

Some protesters also cited the start of the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota as a reason for the unrest, Smith wrote. Chauvin is the former Minneapolis police officer who is facing murder charges in the May 25 police custody death of Floyd.


(Read more at Fox News)

We will see how Merrick Garland ignores justice or metes it out

If Merrick Garland protects the lawbreakers of Antifa as they burn the courthouse in Portland, then the press will ignore it (but it will find some outlet). If Garland protects the rule of law, then the press will likely howl and cry about what they consider a betrayal.

It’s okay for Biden’s envoy Kerry to violate the Hatch Act for four years, but when a sheriff flies a Trump flag during a boat floatilla

Breitbart reports that a New York Sheriff has received a warning letter from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) regarding a flag that the sheriff flew during a boat parade.

Federal officials warned an upstate New York sheriff for violating the Hatch Act by flying a pro-Trump flag in a boat parade in Summer 2020.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) sent a warning letter to Oswego County Sheriff Don Hilton following an investigation into a complaint that the sheriff’s office flew a doctored American flag bearing former President Donald Trump’s image and the phrase “Making America Great” during an event on August 2, 2020, called the “Trump flotilla,” Syracuse.com reported.

Local newspapers published photos of Hilton and three uniformed deputies aboard a sheriff’s office patrol boat flying the pro-Trump flag.

The OSC has the ability to enforce the Hatch Act, a 1939 law that limits federal executive branch employees from partaking in political activities on the job but exempts the president and vice president.

Because Hilton has “duties in connection with federally-funded programs,” he is “covered by the Hatch Act,” according to the letter, which Oswego County News Now obtained.

“Because you used an official agency resource to promote a presidential candidate, thus giving the impression that the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office endorsed that candidate, OSC determined that you violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against using your official authority to affect an election,” Erica S. Hamrick, a deputy chief in the OSC’s Hatch Act Unit, said in the letter to Hilton.

The letter concluded that, should Hilton violate the Hatch Act in the future, he would face “disciplinary action.”

The sheriff released a statement in August 2020 about the incident after dozens of residents complained at a county legislature meeting about the Trump flag.

Hilton said the patrol boat was providing security for the event when a participant gave officials the flag, and he personally gave them the green light to fly it on the boat.

(Read more at Breitbart)

We need to impeach Harris and Biden on the charges they bring up against this sheriff

Biden tried to convict General Flynn on the Hatch Act. Then Biden’s cronies worked behind the scenes to undermine the Trump administration as the Trump administration governed. Kerry, Biden, Rice, and Harris need to be brought up on charges.

So you say this still is not a crisis at the border in Joe Biden’s America?

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Texas Governor Abbott says Biden open-border policies have created a “humanitarian crisis”

NewsMax points to the words of Texas Governor Abbott regarding the crisis the Biden administration will not acknowledge.

Greg-AbbottUndocumented migration has increased significantly since President Joe Biden — who campaigned on a pledge of offering more assistance to those seeking refugee status in the U.S. — took office, overwhelming facilities at the border already under strain due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Biden administration has tapped the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help lead the response. The agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, is now working to expand available lodging for migrants.

“It’s the Biden open-border policies that are inviting even more illegal immigration and actually have created this humanitarian crisis,” Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Abbott said the surge endangers Border Patrol officers because they are being exposed to COVID and initially were not vaccinated.

“Our border patrol agents are put in harm’s way in several ways. One, because they’re having to deal with the increase in the (Mexican drug) cartel activities,” said Abbott. “Another way in which our border patrol agents are put in harm’s way and that is the Biden administration was not providing COVID vaccines for the border patrol in the Rio Grande valley region. Because of my public outcry about that when I was down on the border, now, finally, the Biden administration has changed gears and they are doing exactly what I called for.”

Abbott also said the state has demanded numbers on COVID infections of those crossing the border

“I’m expecting answers from the Biden administration immediately this week. We need the total number of migrants who have been apprehended at the border who have tested positive for COVID-19,” Abbott said. “The state of Texas is responsible for fully reporting out anybody in our state who has COVID-19.

“The administration has refused and failed to give to our state the total number of migrants who have COVID-19,” Abbott continued. “We expect that data and we expect the Biden administration to step up and assist the state of Texas in being able to respond to that imported challenge, imported only because of the change in policies by the Biden administration.”

In February, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers encountered more than 100,000 migrants attempting to enter the U.S., an almost threefold increase from a year earlier. More than 5,700 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at the border in January, the highest total for that month in recent years.

The White House has come under fire as hundreds of immigrant children are detained in rudimentary Border Patrol facilities beyond the three-day limit dictated by a 1997 court settlement. Unaccompanied minors are supposed to be transferred to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has longer-term housing facilities and attempts to connect underage migrants with family already in the U.S.

“We are working in partnership with HHS to address the needs of unaccompanied children, which is made only more difficult given the protocols and restrictions required to protect the public health and the health of the children themselves,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Saturday.

“Our goal is to ensure that unaccompanied children are transferred to HHS as quickly as possible,” Mayorkas said in a statement.

Critics Energized

The decision to use FEMA resources may help reduce the strain on some facilities, while energizing Republican critics. Mayorkas and White House press secretary Jen Psaki have refused to call the border situation a crisis while acknowledging it’s become challenging.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that Biden’s administration inherited “a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that.”

But Republicans put the blame squarely on the new administration, picking up on recent comments from former President Donald Trump, who issued a statement on March 5 warning of a “spiraling tsunami” at the border.

“The border patrol officers told me that the Biden administration’s policies — they are enriching, they are empowering the drug cartels in Mexico who make money off the people they assist in smuggling into the state of Texas,” Abbott said.

‘Border is Open’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is expected to lead a delegation of fellow Republicans to the border on Monday to highlight the immigration issue.

(Read more at NewsMax)

We did not have this problem during the “Remain in Mexico” program

During the “Remain in Mexico program worked out by President Trump, we did not have the masses of illegal aliens pouring over the border. Democrats can lie all they want to. Not only can I remember back as far as last year, I can also dig up newspaper articles (preferably printed, since the online versions have a way of being amended after the fact).

Since the states created the federal government, I would hope that Biden would remember that there are states rights and would respond to Governor Abbott’s request for information on how many COVID-infected illegals are being released. However, since Dementia Joe doesn’t give the press or anyone around him the time of day, my hopes are dim.

Senator Cassidy blames Biden policies “entirely” for border surge

Fox News reports that Senator Cassidy blames Biden for the crisis at the border.

CassidySen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., blames President Biden for the surge of migrants that have presented a crisis at the U.S. southern border.

February saw the largest number of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border since May 2019. “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked Cassidy to what degree Biden’s policies have caused this.

“Empirically it is entirely. You can’t help but notice that the administration changes and there is a surge,” Cassidy said.

The senator recalled hearing one of Biden’s advisers said in Spanish that the border was not closed, only to then say in English that she misspoke.

“I can tell you the Spanish version is being heard, not the English,” he said, claiming that this message emboldens people to send their children, even if it means putting them at risk.

“And so when people think they can get in,” Cassidy claimed, “they begin sending their unaccompanied child on a train ride across Mexico where she may be kidnapped and trafficked, on the hope that they’re going to be waved through at the border.”

The Biden administration has refused to characterize the situation at the border as a “crisis,” despite calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support a “government-wide effort” to house child migrants as numbers continue to spike.

Cassidy said this is evidence that the administration expects the number of unaccompanied children to continue to grow.

“They’re sending FEMA for reinforcements — not for today, not for tomorrow, but for three weeks from now,” he said.

Earlier in the interview, Cassidy addressed the issues he has with the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that the Senate passed earlier this month. He asserted that there is too much money going towards goals that are not really about pandemic relief.

“The money that is there for education will be spent in the out years,” the senator explained. “That’s not related to COVID. If everybody is vaccinated by June then it’s clearly not related to COVID.”

Cassidy also said that while he and other Republicans support stimulus payments “for people who needed it,” the Democrats’ bill does much more than that. He noted that stimulus checks are going to people including inmates who do not stimulate the economy and who are already supported by taxpayers.

(Read more at Fox News)

Why a Republican would endure a RINO like Wallace, I don’t know

I don’t know why Senator Cassidy would lend his reputation to a reprobate like Wallace.

However, one topic that was not breached was this: if Biden is requiring American citizens to social distance, wear masks, and get vaccinated before we can (maybe) gather in small groups on (get this) Independence Day — why doesn’t he require all illegal aliens to be vaccinated and proven COVID-free before admitting them?

El Paso Democrat Veronica Escobar flip flops on border crisis

Townhall comments on how El Paso Democrat Veronica Escobar has flipped on the border crisis to remain in sync with her Democrat buddies.

EscobarEl Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D) on Sunday said the crisis at the border is an “enormous challenge” that the Biden administration is working to address. Her take on the number of unaccompanied minors flocking to the southern border directly contradicts her previous take on the Central American caravans making the same trek.

“What I called a ‘crisis’ was the government’s response that created the inhumane conditions where we had families and small children outdoors, in triple-digit temperatures, sleeping on rocks. That was truly a humanitarian crisis,” Escobar told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “There is no doubt, Jake, that what we’re seeing today is an enormous challenge and it’s unacceptable but we also need to acknowledge the flow of humanity arriving at our front door never stopped. The Donald Trump administration didn’t stop them and what we’re seeing today is a direct consequence of four years of dismantling every system in place to address this with humanity and compassion.”

According to Escobar, the number of people headed for the border began almost a year ago, in April 2020, which means it’s not a result of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies.

Amazingly enough, the congresswoman applauded the Biden administration’s “progress” on addressing the border crisis, particularly when it comes to unaccompanied children.

“I want to offer context for just how impressive – this unacceptable, okay – but I want you to know how impressive the progress has been, even in this short period of time,” she explained.

Before the COVID pandemic hit, Escobar said she talked to unaccompanied minors who had been in custody between three months and up to one year.

“The Biden administration has shaved down that time to be between 30 and 35 days in a shelter before they’re able to get those kids to their families,” she said.

Tapper pointed out that Mexican President Andres Obrador referred to Biden as the “migrant president,” because of the Biden administration’s lax immigration policies. Escobar retorted by saying those comments take away from the humanitarian issues.

What the congresswoman said, however, goes in direct conflict with what she said in 2019, when the Central American caravans were flocking to the southern border en masse.

“I do want to emphasize, this is a very dark period in American history. We should be judged by what we allow to happen on our watch,” Escobar told CNN‘s Christianne Amanpour.

The congresswoman said, at the time, that conditions were unlikely to change unless the United States faced international pressure.

“What we ordinarily see is the United States being the sort of the moral, ethical leader across the globe. We are no longer that moral, ethical leader,” the congresswoman said. ” … It is shocking to the conscience that we are at such a low point on our history in the United States of America and it’s going to take Americans phoning their representatives, getting engaged, tapping into their outrage, but also tapping into their humanity to demand change.”

How is this simply a “challenge” and not a crisis? FEMA was deployed, not to help out with the normal number of illegal border crossings, but to assist Border Patrol in the overwhelming number of unaccompanied minors that have come to the United States. This was in response to a Texas facility being more than 700 percent of capacity. That’s after the CDC rolled back COVID restrictions, which kept capacity at roughly 50 percent. In a little over a week we went from one facility operating at 50 percent capacity to another operating at 700 percent capacity. Customs and Border Protection is so desperate for manpower along the southern border that DHS sent out an email asking employees to volunteer their time for menial tasks, which would free up Border Patrol agents.

Either it’s inhumane for people to sleep on floors in holding facilities, packed like sardines, or it’s not. Either it’s inhumane for people to live in unsanitary conditions with one toilet and no shower, or it’s not. That shouldn’t change based on what political party the president belongs to.

(Read more at Townhall)

There is one word to describe Democrats like this.

Hypocrite.

Spurred by Biden’s rhetoric and policies, illegal immigrants are crossing into the US while they still can

Again, Townhall comments on the throngs of illegal aliens breaching our borders while Biden’s rhetoric and policies allow it.

The illegal immigrants that walked past us on a trail south of McAllen, Texas, on Friday had been waiting for more than an hour for the last members of their group to catch up. The sun had already set and Emerson, the quasi-leader from Honduras who was traveling with his wife and kids, told me and U.S. Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera they were lost.

Emerson was worried because the lost members had almost no water and were carrying small children. After Cabrera, a medic with Border Patrol, called back to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to tell them what was taking place, we set out to find the lost group. Cabrera, who is also vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, and I had originally set ourselves up on a trail that goes through private land. So much illegal foot traffic runs through the owner’s land that he built signs to point migrants where they need to go to turn themselves in to Border Patrol.

Once we were further down the trail, Cabrera used a flashlight to try to see if there were tracks from the lost group. The problem was there were too many footprints in the sand, making it impossible to tell if they belonged to those we were searching for. A few minutes later, we saw the small flicker of a flashlight up ahead.

“Is that them?” I asked.

After we got closer, we discovered it was a different group of illegal aliens with small children in tow. We continued down the path and ran into another group, and then another, and then another. We passed a total of five different groups of illegal aliens before finding the ones we were looking for. While we walked back, two women holding very young children, one being seven-months-old, were having trouble keeping up with the rest of the group. Cabrera offered them his water and carried the seven-month-old the rest of the way.

Once we brought the lost group back to where we had started, and merged with another group that came from taking a different route, Cabrera told them to continue following the path to turn themselves in. In the time we had left, more immigrants had gathered, waiting to be told where to go.

Cabrera and I spent around three hours in the area, and in that time we saw 263 people make their way from the Rio Grande River to the site Border Patrol recently created to streamline the processing of the illegal immigrants. The groups were comprised of families, unaccompanied minors, and small children, some only a few months old. Coughing and sneezing among the different crowds was a common sound.

Unaccompanied minors said their parents were either back in their home countries or they were already in the United States. Among them were an 8-year-old girl and boys ranging from 13 to 17-years-old. Their intended destinations included Houston and North Carolina.

Their parents sent them to the United States alone because they didn’t have enough money to pay the cartels for the entire family to make the trek.

In February, CBP apprehended 100,441 people trying to enter the United States along the southwest border, a 28 percent increase over January 2021. CBP completed 72,113 expulsions from the border under the CDC’s guidance for Title 42 authority. Of the 100,441 apprehended individuals, 29,792 were unaccompanied children, with 2,942 of the minors being under 12-years-old and 26,850 were aged 13-17-years-old. The dramatic increase in illegal foot traffic comes after President Joe Biden reversed several policies from the Trump administration.

(Read the responses from illegal aliens about Biden at Townhall)

We need to return to the “Remain in Mexico” program

Unless the Biden administration just wants to be consistent with the Biden COVID policy and shut down the border, we need to return to the “Remain in Mexico” program.

DHS Secretary engages FEMA to deal with massive illegal immigration surge

Townhall notes how FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) has been activated to take care of a situation that Hidin’ Biden created in six weeks and will not acknowledge.

FEMAHomeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has enlisted the Federal Emergency Management Agency to handle the ongoing unaccompanied minor and illegal immigration crisis at the southern border, which has exploded in recent weeks.

“I am grateful for the exceptional talent and responsiveness of the FEMA team,” Mayorkas said.  “I am incredibly proud of the agents of the Border Patrol, who have been working around the clock in difficult circumstances to take care of children temporarily in our care. Yet, as I have said many times, a Border Patrol facility is no place for a child. We are working in partnership with HHS to address the needs of unaccompanied children, which is made only more difficult given the protocols and restrictions required to protect the public health and the health of the children themselves. Our goal is to ensure that unaccompanied children are transferred to HHS as quickly as possible, consistent with legal requirements and in the best interest of the children.”

“It is never safe to come to the United States through irregular channels, and this is particularly true during a pandemic,” he continued.  “To effectively protect both the health and safety of migrants and our communities from the spread of COVID-19, individuals apprehended at the border continue to be denied entry and are returned.”

The news comes as the Biden administration continues to violate federal law by housing minors in CBP facilities for longer than 72 hours.


(Read more at Townhall)

If “Emergency” remains part of the FEMA name, we need to shut or otherwise control the border

I know I may be asking for something that might be too tasking for Dementia Joe’s or Horizontal Harris’ faculties, but someone in the government needs to impose the same amount of shutdown on the border as they have been imposing on our businesses for months.

A reporter shuts down Jen Psaki over the border crisis and COVID

Townhall outlines the way that a reporter shut down Jen Psaki over the border crisis and COVID.

I can’t believe this, but I guess we should soak it all up because this will probably not happen again for a bit. The liberal media actually placed pressure on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. It was a slew of issues. From COVID to Cuomo, Psaki was on her heels and it wasn’t just Fox News’ Peter Doocy doing all the work this time. Doocy shut down Psaki over the growing border crisis. Migrants testing positive for COVID are being released, placing border towns and localities at risk. The Fox News reporter noted that these migrants have an infection rate twice the national average. Psaki told Doocy he should refer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection numbers, to which the reporter said these are their numbers. NBC News’ Peter Alexander commented that maybe this administration should credit Donald Trump for the COVID vaccines. We have three of them, thanks to Operation Warp Speed—a Trump initiative. Also, Alexander added that if the border is indeed closed, shouldn’t Biden be the one to make that declaration. Now, we know the border is not closed. Our own Julio Rosas is there right now, and it’s a mess.



Last, the Associated Press tossed another question that I’m sure also irked Psaki, or at least made her want to run for the hills, which is what the White House’s position on whether New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should step down. The days in which liberal and conservative media unite to ask fairly simple and fair questions are rare. Enjoy. Newsbusters clipped the entertainment:

Doocy started with the border, noting that Psaki had said moments beforehand about leadership starting “at the top” and using that to note that “you’re talking about leadership from Ambassador Jacobson and many others getting the word” out about the border being closed, but President Biden has been nowhere to be found.

Psaki bristled at that notion, lecturing Doocy about “we’re all about facts” inside the room and thus Doocy was wrong because of Biden gave an interview on February 26 to Univision and “would look for opportunities to continue to deliver that message clearly himself.”

Undeterred, Doocy shifted to COVID testing at the border and wanted to know what “the federal government is doing…to protect the citizens of a town like Brownsville, Texas” as, according to one batch of testing, there was a nine percent positive rate among illegal immigrants (and “more than double the national average”).

Psaki said she wasn’t “questioning the data,” but proceeded to do just that and offered word salad about health guidelines for border apprehensions. This led Doocy to point out they were guidelines and don’t really prevent someone from “go[ing] off to wherever.”

Later, Doocy pointed out that Biden “wants a majority of schools opened by his 100th day in office,” but all U.S. adults become eligible for the vaccine the very next day, so he asked: “[W]hy just the majority of schools as the goal instead of a specific, high percentage or, say, all schools.”

Doocy’s supporting cast arrived well before he got his turn. CBS News Radio’s Steve Portnoy grilled National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on illegal immigration citing Biden’s own words about border surges in 2014…

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The Associated Press’s Jonathan Lemire led off Psaki’s Q&A with not one but two Cuomo questions on whether Biden “believe[s] the governor should resign” and then whether “the White House still [has] faith in Governor Cuomo if he remains in his position, overseeing the response to the pandemic in the state of New York.”

On both, Psaki took the easy way out, refusing to deviate one iota from her previous talking points, thus giving tacit public approval from the Biden administration for Cuomo to stay in office.

(See the two mrcTV videos on this event at Townhall)

Too bad the liberals can’t take it the way they dish it out

Too often, I have seen how liberals dressed down government officials when the preferred “liberal” response was not offered quickly enough. However, this one has been building for six weeks and has been getting critical for three weeks.

Not even a liberal can be that oblivious.

Then again, if you consider the times that Peter Doocy has asked the question in the following tweet (or ones like it), then maybe they can be that oblivious.

Jen Psaki avoids saying “There is a crisis at the border”

The Daily Caller points out how, even after all that has recently happened at the border, Jen Psaki and her boss cannot admit there is a Biden-created crisis at the border.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki avoided saying if the situation at the U.S. southern border constituted “a crisis” during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.

Psaki was answering questions from reporters when NBC’s Peter Alexander asked about the Biden administration’s messaging to migrants attempting to come to the United States and the large number of unaccompanied children reaching the border, which seemed “like a crisis.”

Alexander noted that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday the administration was “not saying don’t come to those migrants” trying to get to the U.S. but rather, “don’t come now” until there is a “safe and orderly process” that can be delivered quickly.

“It sounds like the message is come later, so when should these migrants come?” Alexander asked.

Psaki didn’t directly respond to the question, and instead said that President Joe Biden has “put forward an immigration reform package” to address the “root causes in the region,” as well as “provide a pathway to citizenship.” She also said it was going to take “probably months” to process people at the border.

Alexander followed up, asking “For clarity, it sounds like, even if unintentionally, you’re sending the message that these migrants can come, they’ve just got to wait a little bit longer. Is that the message you’re sending?”

“We are not encouraging people to come, but we also believe differently from the past administration that we are not going to turn away kids who are under eighteen,” Psaki replied.

Alexander then noted that “117,000 unaccompanied children will arrive in the U.S.” this year, according to DHS projections. “That number seems like a crisis. The secretary said that it isn’t. How would we define a crisis?” he asked.

“Well, I’ll leave that to the Secretary of Homeland Security to define. He said it was a challenge. It is a challenge,” Psaki said, before noting that the administration is treating the children “humanely and safely” and processing them “as quickly as we can.”

Later in the briefing, Psaki was asked by Fox News’ Kristin Fisher, “At what point does it become a crisis?”

(Read more at Daily Caller)

Yes. When does it become a crisis?

Is it only when a Democrat fabricates stories about an attack and has razor-wire-topped fences put around a complex of buildings (like the Capitol) that it becomes a crisis?

Seven Biden lies during his 11 March speech

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Lies by Biden during his only speech since taking office

  1. “As of now, total deaths in America, 527,726. That’s more deaths than in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and 9/11 combined.”

    First, this lie wasn’t true when Biden only listed the first three wars. Second, since in neither quote did he limit his comparison to American war deaths, he is off by a great magnitude. Third, as documented by the Centers for Disease Control he loves to quote, only 6% of deaths originally attributed to COVID were caused by COVID. That puts him off by over a much greater magnitude.

  2. “Two months ago, the country — this country didn’t have nearly enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all or anywhere near all of the American public, but soon we will.”

    In truth, Trump had just developed the vaccine and not enough had been manufactured.

  3. “We’ve been working with vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, to manufacture and purchase hundreds of millions of doses of these three safe, effective vaccines.”

    That is, of course, except for the 970 said in a 6 March 2021 report to have died in response to COVID vaccines or the 39-year-old mother reported to have died on 11 March.

  4. “That’s months ahead of schedule. And we’re mobilizing thousands of vaccinators to put the vaccine in one’s arm. Calling active duty military, FEMA, retired doctors and nurses, administrators, and those to administer the shots.”

    Of course, this depended on the efforts of the Trump administration (which enabled Biden’s vaccination in December).

  5. “A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months.”

    Trump held two coronavirus intelligence briefings during January 2020. Additionally, Trump began this period by holding daily Coronavirus updates. At the same time, Joe Biden called Trump “xenophobic” for shutting down travel from China. Additionally, Nancy Pelosi threw away $3.6 million on an impeachment trial she knew would go nowhere.

  6. “We need everyone to keep washing their hands, stay socially distanced and keep wearing the mask as recommended by the CDC.”

    This should be counterbalanced with the CDC report finding masks only marginally effective (2%).

  7. “Listen to Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, one of the most distinguished and trusted voices in the world.”

    In fact, Dr. Fauci has been found to be dead wrong on almost every topic he has waffled on. (That is, everything he has spoken on.)

Dan Bongino provides video backup to the first, second, and fifth points

RINOs in Joe Biden’s America

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Royalty in the Swamp: Paul Ryan holds a fundraiser for Liz Cheney

Breitbart reports that Paul Ryan has held a fundraiser for Liz Cheney.

paul-ryanFormer House Speaker Paul Ryan will hold a fundraiser for embattled House GOP Conference chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) at the end of March, an invitation obtained by Breitbart News shows.

The fundraiser, a “virtual event,” is slated for Thursday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The invitation asks donors to give “suggested contributions” of $2,900 to “attend” or $5,800 to be a “co-host” of the Ryan-Cheney event.

Another interesting detail from the fundraising invitation is that the “Liz Cheney for Wyoming” campaign address to which donors are asked to make checks payable to is in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. The fact that Cheney’s campaign is headquartered in the nation’s capital rather than in the state she purports to represent is something her primary challengers will almost surely use against her.

The news is significant because Cheney is facing multiple primary challenges after she voted to impeach now former President Donald Trump. Trump called her and her fellow Republican impeachment conspirators out in his speech this past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), naming all 17 House and Senate Republicans who voted to impeach or convict him and saying they need to be removed from office.

Ryan, the former Speaker under whose watch Republicans lost a historic majority back in the 2018 midterm elections, announced earlier that year before the midterms he was not running for reelection and would be retiring. Ryan’s speakership was marred by a lack of successes and failures to do any big picture accomplishments except for things like the Trump tax cuts that the then-president carried through. He left office with a historically abysmal approval rating, down at just 12 percent according to one poll, demonstrating his ineffectiveness and failure in the job.

A Trump ally, when asked about the decision by Ryan to try to ride in to Cheney’s rescue by hosting this fundraiser, told Breitbart News that it is unsurprising two failed establishment politicians would hitch their wagons together.

“Asking a Beltway insider like Paul Ryan to headline a fundraiser for your campaign is something only a candidate with a 13% approval rating like Liz Cheney would do,” the Trump ally told Breitbart News.

A different GOP source, a consultant who works on campaigns including a number of House GOP candidates, added that this Cheney rescue plot by Ryan and his cohorts in the lobbying world of Washington is unsurprising. This official added that any donors who appear at this fundraiser should be “ashamed of themselves” and are working against the interests of the Republican Party’s push to retake the House majority in 2022.

“It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the face of the pro-amnesty, pro-war swamp is trying to rescue Cheney,” the GOP official told Breitbart News. “While Liz Cheney may be royalty in the swamp, she has done more to divide the Republican Party and hinder our chances of taking back the majority than any political figure in the country. Any so-called ‘Republican’ donor who gives money to support her divisive efforts should be ashamed of themselves and are directly working against efforts to build a winning and unified coalition to retake the House in 2022.”

While Ryan rode out of office in early 2019 with no achievements to his name and abysmal approval ratings after overseeing one of the biggest losses for the GOP in the 2018 midterms, his successor now House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has taken a wildly different approach to the leadership position. McCarthy, along with Trump, helped the GOP win back a net 15 seats in the 2020 congressional elections—defying all the odds and so-called experts. As such, McCarthy enjoys record-high approval ratings among the GOP base—and is the highest rated GOP congressional leader in a generation in polling.

As such, it’s not all bad news for the GOP and its base. With party leaders such as McCarthy and most of the rest of his team in the House leadership—from Whip Steve Scalise to National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) chairman Tom Emmer to Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Banks—embracing Trump’s positive populist policy vision, the GOP expects a bright future in the 2022 midterm elections. As Breitbart News has reported, McCarthy and these other leaders are already making moves to get the Republican Party reorganized after the 2020 elections and focused. McCarthy has made it a point to work with Trump—even traveling to Mar-a-Lago to meet the former president to discuss 2022 and 2024 races.

Ryan, meanwhile, has been—like Cheney and the nine other sitting House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump—antagonistic his whole career towards Trump. Back in 2017, Breitbart News published audio of a call during the 2016 presidential campaign in which Ryan lambasted Trump. “I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” Ryan said in that call.

He has followed through on that promise to consistently and repeatedly attack and undermine Trump. Ryan, upon leaving Congress, joined the board of Fox News—a move for which Trump criticized Ryan and Fox News. Fox News took serious shots at Trump during the 2020 campaign including at the first presidential debate which Chris Wallace moderated.

In addition to Ryan’s consistent undermining of Trump, Cheney has likewise been a thorn in Trump’s side for some time. After her impeachment vote, the House GOP Conference convened to discuss removing her as conference chair over not just her anti-Trump move but the fact she did not inform the conference of her decision ahead of time—thereby hurting House GOP Conference members. While she survived that push to oust her, Cheney’s repeated use of her position to engage in a personal crusade has isolated her from Republican rank-and-file members. For instance, when GOP leaders gave her another chance to be a leader instead of using her position to crusade against Trump, Cheney at a House GOP leadership press conference instead decided to use her position to force her personal anti-Trump agenda forward and attack Trump ahead of his CPAC speech. McCarthy, in contrast, defended Trump speaking at CPAC.

(Read about the likely end of Cheney at Breitbart)

Thanks for nothing, Paul

If I wanted Liz Cheney in Congress, I would contribute to her campaign.

Five RINO’s vote with Nancy to pass anti-freelancing bill

Townhall comments on the five Republicans who voted with Democrats to pass anti-freelancing PRO bill.

NancyShrugsThe House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would essentially eliminate freelancers and the gig economy. The bill passed 225 to 206. Five Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the act.



The PRO Act was modeled after California’s Assembly Bill 5, which destroyed independent contracting positions, like those who drive for Uber, Lyft, and journalists who freelance for various outlets. It essentially eliminates a person’s ability to be an entrepreneur and work for themselves.

This bill is one that has brought both sides together in opposition. In fact, a Democratic freelance writer penned an opinion piece in NBC News about the dangers of the bill (emphasis mine):

Right now, my party is pushing a bill called the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or the PRO Act, in an ostensible bid to help gig workers exploited by employers who won’t give them health care coverage and other benefits. But because of a problematic clause in the bill, it’s far more con than pro for me. The bill could end my ability to be my own boss, set my own hours and otherwise live the American worker’s dream.

The problem with the measure, which is being voted on by the House on Tuesday, is its way of determining who’s considered an employee. Instead of using the IRS standard, which can tell the difference between an independent contractor and an employee, it uses a far narrower standard from the 1930s — called the ABC test— that can’t.

According to the ABC test, businesses need to treat someone like me as an employee — with all the rights and benefits that entails — even if I’m writing only a single story for them. Ditto for all types of creatives who support themselves through gigs, like actors, artists and musicians. How many companies will continue to use our services under these circumstances? It’s simply not feasible.

The five Republicans voting in favor of the bill include Reps. John Kato (NY), Jeff Van Drew (NJ), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Chris Smith (NJ) and Don Young (AK).

(Read more to find the one Democrat who voted against the bill at Townhall)

As a former freelance tech writer, I can say this is a terrible law

In the years following my transition from my long stint at NASA to my short stay at (now defunct) Compaq, I worked as a freelance technical writer. Admittedly, my work as a freelance contributed to my being able to find a full-time job that I have enjoyed for over a decade. Therefore, I would only go back to it if forced through calamity.

Similarly, my son has worked the gig economy during his years in college. He did not take the job as a full-time or career position — rather, he did it to help further his goal in bettering himself. The gig job is not something he will keep, but it does work as a safety net (much like my freelance worked as a tightrope between jobs).

Now it looks like San Fran Nan wants to cut away those safety nets and tight ropes.

Visual representations of our current situation

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HR1 – the anti-voting-rights bill

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The real cost of COVID relief

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Hidin’ Biden

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Pepe LePew cancelled

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The death of America

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We fought a revolution not to hear about royals

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Twenty Republicans voted to confirm gun-grabbing Merrick Garland as AG in Joe Biden’s America

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Twenty Republicans voted to confirm gun-grabbing Merrick Garland as Attorney General

On Wednesday, 10 March 2021, twenty RINO’s voted to confirm Merrick Garland as Joe Biden’s Attorney General. As published by the National File, those RINO’s are:

  • Roy Blunt (MT)
  • Richard Burr (NC)
  • Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
  • Bill Cassidy (IL)
  • Susan Collins (ME)
  • John Cornyn (TX)
  • Jodi Ernst (IA)
  • Lindsey Graham (SC)
  • Chuck Grassley (IA)
  • Jim Inhofe (OK)
  • Ron Johnson (WI)
  • James Lankford (OK)
  • Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Jerry Moran (KS)
  • Lisa Murkowski (AK)
  • Rob Portman (OH)
  • Mitt Romney (UT)
  • Mike Rounds (SD)
  • John Thune (SD)
  • Thom Tillis (NC)

Remember these names

Remember these names. Contribute toward their opponents in the primaries. Vote against them at every turn.

Also do not forget that every last Democrat voted for this gun-grabbing, open-border Democrat who purportedly had not considered the illegality of illegal aliens breaking into America.

Representative Chip Roy of Texas blasts gun-grabbing Democrats