Four times Democrats found Conservatives remember things Democrats did a week/month ago

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A week ago: a statement about hospital ships in New York Harbor

  1. Rachel Maddow said “It is nonsense. No hospital ship will be in New York Harbor next week

Just a week ago (on the 20 March 2020 broadcast – with a hat tip to GOP War Room), Rachel Maddow said in a “breaking news” announcement on MSNBC:

In terms of the “happy talk” we’ve had on this front from the federal government, there is no sign that the Navy hospital ships that the President made such a big deal of, the Comfort and the Mercy — there’s no sign that there’ll be anywhere on site helping out anywhere in the country for weeks yet. The President said when he announced that those ships would be put into action against the Covid-19 epidemic, he said “One of those ships would be operational in New York Harbor by next week.”

That’s nonsense. It will not be there next week.

Comfort docks in New York Harbor

As reported by the One America News Network on 30 March 2020, the Comfort docked in New York Harbor on 30 March 2020.

BDBNew York City Mayor Bill De Blasio rejoiced upon the arrival of the USNS Comfort in New York Harbor on Monday. The ship brought medical staff as well as additional supplies to the city amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“There could not be a better example of all of America pulling for New York City tan the arrival of the USNS Comfort,” said the mayor.

The hospital ship will help lighten the burden on New York City’s medical community by treating patients who don’t have coronavirus aboard the ship. This will help free up space in local hospitals as they deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases.

(Read more at the One America News Network)

Please, please ignore the main stream media

If they are not pressing forward with propaganda promoting a socialist or lies condemning a believer or a capitalist, then they are otherwise lying about something else (refer below).

A day ago, Pelosi accuses Trump of costing American lives

  1. Nancy Pelosi: Trump fiddles as people are dying

On Sunday, 29 March 2020, Speaker Pelosi opined to CNN‘s Jake Tapper that President Trump’s response to the coronavirus has been deadly to Americans.

On 7 March, Nancy Pelosi stops progress on the coronavirus bill to negotiate

Bloomberg reported on 12 March 2020 that the coronavirus relief bill remained on hold for a week while San Fran Nan negotiated big-government perks into the bill.

Pelosi_TrumpFiddlesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary haggled by phone throughout the day Thursday in a search for a compromise on emergency legislation to alleviate some of the economic pain of the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

A vote on a package of Democratic proposals, including emergency paid sick leave, enhanced unemployment benefits, and free coronavirus testing, was delayed while the negotiations went on. Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin talked five times as both sides looked for a way to get support in the Republican-controlled Senate and from the president.

(Read more of the Democrat-friendly slat at Bloomberg)

  1. During February, Pelosi visits SF Chinatown to show woke support during coronavirus fears

 
The following video from San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX shows Speaker Pelosi disregarding social distancing and encouraging others to shop in an area that deals with products obtained from China.

Note: Should any liberal read the above paragraph, the fact that the Wuhan coronavirus comes from China should give you pause when considering coming in contact with people who have been in China.  However,  it does not give you license to attack people from China. More specifically, it does not give you permission to attack Americans of Chinese heritage.

In January, Pelosi fiddled with impeachment

A 29 March 2020 article in Brietbart points out the words of Senator Blackburn, who cited the instance of Pelosi carrying on a sham impeachment during a time where President Trump started the Coronavirus Response Team.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her accusations that President Donald Trump did not move fast enough to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Nancy Pelosi is accusing Trump of not responding fast enough to the Chinese coronavirus. This is the same person that fiddled around with a sham impeachment* that wasted valuable time…” she tweeted.

“You’re not fooling anyone, Nancy,” she added.

(Read the rest, especially the impeachment/coronavirus timeline, at Brietbart)

Of course, there are other quotes I could pull from

There are quotes from Bill De Blasio telling New Yorkers to go about life as usual (during mid-March). We have sound bites from health officials saying that the people of New York should use the subway, go to restaurants, and live life as usual. There are quotes from the Health commissioner of New Orleans saying that it was ok to go to Mardi Gras.

Six stories where you’ll say “I thought so!”

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  1. Flashback to 2013: Scientists warned that bats and Chinese wet markets could foster the next pandemic

The Daily Caller uses a 27 March 2020 article to point us back to a previous warning provided through the journal Science.

Scientists warned that Chinese wet markets like the one in Wuhan could be a breeding ground for the next SARS-like pandemic — in 2013.

“Researchers say they have for the first time isolated a closely related virus from bats in China that can infect human cells,” Kai Kupferschmidt wrote in October of 2013.

The warning came just over a decade after 2002’s deadly SARS outbreak, and Kupferschmidt cited a number of researchers and scientists who saw the potential for those viruses to not only infect humans but to spread globally once they had done so.

Coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS had long been linked to bats, although in most cases, scientists believed that there was an intermediate step or host animal that was infected before the virus made the jump to humans.

But the data collected in 2013 suggested that an intermediate host animal might not actually be necessary.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

As for myself, I did not expect this. However, it does not surprise me.

After the things that I have recently read about the possible beginnings of the current coronavirus, it would not surprise me to find that people more familiar with Chinese markets and virology. That is, although I am no expert in cardiovascular topics, I am no more surprised at this report of an earlier warning than I was at the announcement by the government in the 1960’s that cigarette smoking harmed your lungs.

  1. Devin Nunes: Majority of Americans Believe the Opposite of What News Media Says

Breitbart relays the words of Representative Nunes taken from an interview made during The Trevor Carey Show.

Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, joined The Trevor Carey Show recently, where he discussed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) efforts to include non-essential measures into a bill to assist Americans during the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

One of the measures Pelosi and her party attempted to include in the bill was retirement plans for community newspaper employees. Nunes said:

If you don’t think that 90 percent of the media, including many of the local media, if you don’t think they’re working for the Democrats, you are fooling yourself. Why would they put that in there? They put that in there because they want these retirement plans, they want to socialize the news media.

Nunes said the Democrats’ efforts are a way to “promote their party to stay in power,” which he said is “not surprising.”

“I really think it was a misstep,” Nunes continued. “What they don’t understand now is that we’re approaching now half of America that when they see stuff in the fake news, they actually believe the opposite. They don’t realize that they’re having that effect.”

Nunes added:

What was maybe 25 percent of people three years ago, or before Trump was elected, just disregarded what the media said. I bet we’re approaching 50 percent of Americans: if the mainstream news media says something, they just think it’s not true and must be the opposite.

“It’s starting to backfire on them, not nearly fast enough,” Nunes concluded. “They’re causing panic, they’re really hurting the economy, meaning the press and their Democratic allies.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Maybe this statement comes from the confirmation bias of Representative Nunes

Still, it rings true with me. Certainly, I rarely believe things reported through main stream media outlets unless I double-check those reports through other sources.

Mind you, I do regularly cite liberal sources like the New York Times in either:

  • An effort to show what liberals think or
  • An effort to convince liberals of a point by using a source that they accept.

Therefore, I fully understand how Devin Nunes can divorce main stream media from the truth. Main stream media ran out on the truth long ago.

  1. New York City wants taxpayer bailout for low wage migrant economy

Breitbart reports in a 27 March 2020 article that New York City has called for US taxpayer baillout of illegal aliens.

Taxpayers should bail out the low-wage migrant workers who support the city’s elite economy during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the city’s comptroller, Scott Stringer.

Legal immigrants and illegal migrants are part of the city’s one million population who are “too often ignored, underpaid, and overworked … [and] very often lack healthcare, have to travel long distances to get to work, and struggle with childcare,” said Stringer’s March 26 report.

But Stringer’s plea for a taxpayer bailout of city’s cheap labor economy ignores the reality that Americans are impoverished by the elite’s support for mass migration, said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies.

The report cites impoverished “Nurses, janitors, grocery clerks, childcare staff, bus and truck drivers … those in our social service, cleaning, delivery and warehouse, grocery, healthcare, and public transit industries.”

“Back in the day when these workers were Americans and unionized, they were making more than a living wage,” she said. Before elites encouraged millions of legal and illegal migrants to flood Americans’ workplaces, she said:

People raised their families on those jobs — they were good jobs … They were jobs that people were glad to have, where they could support their families [and homes] on them. They had [medical] benefits. If that was still the system …. they would have  good healthcare plans, and they would have sick leave.

Stringer is asking for “taxpayers to subsidize the city’s cheap labor economy,” and to preserve the city’s policy of  “corporate welfare through illegal immigration,” Vaughan said.

The disguised plea for the illegal immigration bailout is spotlighted by Stringer’s back-handed admission that “many in New York City are also undocumented, meaning they do all of the above while living in fear of deportation under the current federal administration.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

When have liberals not wanted a taxpayer bailout for illegal aliens?

Wasn’t it just four months ago that New York was handing out drivers licenses to illegal aliens? If I remember correctly, it was explained to me that this was done in an effort to blur the lines between those who had entered the US illegally and those who had either been born into citizenship or had followed the rules. Thence, it was an effort to defeat the law through this blurring of the lines, New York asked the US taxpayer to pick up expenses that would normally only go to deserving US citizens.

Similarly, wasn’t it early in 2019 that New York gave free college to illegal aliens as a slap to President Trump?

  1. China temporarily bars entry from foreign visitors amid coronavirus pandemic

As reported by Fox News on 27 March 2020, China has decided to temporarily bar entry from foreign visitors amid coronavirus pandemic.

China will temporarily close its borders to foreign nationals, effective midnight Saturday, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
“The suspension is a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation and the practices of other countries,” China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement Thursday. “China will stay in close touch with all sides and properly handle personnel exchanges with the rest of the world under the special circumstances.”

The restriction will apply to foreigners holding visas or resident permits, and those with APEC Business Travel Cards.

Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will still be allowed, as well as entry for economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or those entering for emergency humanitarian needs.

President Trump banned travel from China in late January to slow the spread of the virus, and other European countries followed suit.

Hong Kong, too, effected a ban Wednesday on all non-residents from entering the island.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Communist Party have recently  touted a dip in new coronavirus cases, claiming that any pop-ups of the virus have been “imported.”

Analysts like foreign affairs expert Gordon Chang say not to give much weight to the word of Chinese leadership.

“For China, the truth has always been a casualty,” Chang told Fox News.

He added that Beijing has been pushing to send China back to work and show the world that China, under Xi’s leadership, has beaten coronavirus.

(Read more at Fox News)

Of course, this might mean that China has experienced a resurgence of the virus

As much as I want to return to work, this bit of news suggests three things:

  • First, it suggests that we cannot depend on the Chinese (who told us weeks ago that their cases of Covid-19 were in decline)
  • Second, as much as we may want to return to work, we must affirm life at all stages by figuring out ways all of us can work safely and quarantining those who have fallen under this coronavirus.
  • Finally, we must open ourselves to messages from our ideological advisaries while retaining enough sense to discern idiocy from a workable idea.

  1. Surprise! Democrats shut down cities in coronavirus scare and US unemployment claims reach record 3.28M this week

After watching Democrat leaders in California, New York, Houston, and Dallas shut down businesses (and, therefore, with over half of the nation’s population on lockdown) — we find that a main stream media outlet obsessing on the record unemployment created by the Democrats (but not drawing a single reference to the Democrats).

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week – almost five times the previous record set in 1982 – amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is inflicting on the economy. Filings for unemployment aid generally reflect the pace of layoffs.

Layoffs are sure to accelerate as the U.S. economy sinks into a recession. Revenue has collapsed at restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, gyms and airlines. Auto sales are plummeting, and car makers have closed factories. Most such employers face loan payments and other fixed costs, so they’re cutting jobs to save money.

As job losses mount, some economists say the nation’s unemployment rate could approach 13% by May. By comparison, the highest jobless rate during the Great Recession, which ended in 2009, was 10%.

“What seemed impossible just two weeks ago is now reality,” said Nancy Vanden Houten, an economist at Oxford Economics, a consulting firm. “The US economy will experience the largest economic contraction on record with the most severe surge in unemployment ever.”

The economic deterioration has been swift. As recently as February, the unemployment rate was at a 50-year low of 3.5%. And the economy was growing steadily if modestly. Yet by the April-June quarter of the year, some economists think the economy will shrink at its steepest annual pace ever – a contraction that could reach 30%.

In its report Thursday, the Labor Department said 3.283 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week, up from 282,000 during the previous week. Many people who have lost jobs in recent weeks, though, have been unable to file for unemployment aid because state websites and phone systems have been overwhelmed by a crush of applicants and have frozen up.

That logjam suggests that Thursday’s report actually understates the magnitude of job cuts last week. So does the fact that workers who are not on company payrolls – gig workers, free-lancers, the self-employed – aren’t currently eligible for unemployment benefits even though in many cases they’re no longer able to earn money.

(Read more at ABC13)

Based on this, it looks like Democrats have had even worse of an impact on the economy

It looks like the hidden economy of musicians, waiters, and other workers who work for tips have been devastated. Likewise, weekend disk jockeys, the party clowns, and other small-time performers had their lives put on hold. In the same way, a number of jobs that I cannot as much as call to mind have been put on hold.

Somehow, there needs to be a way to balance safety and work — and that balance needs to be located now.

  1. Project 21: Dems’ identity politics quite apparent amidst pandemic

OneNewsNow reported through a 25 March 2020 article how Project 21 (an alliance of conservative, young Blacks) has pointed out the identity politics being used by Democrats in the coronavirus scare.

A conservative black leader says it’s sad that Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats are playing “identity politics” with the much-needed coronavirus relief package being debated in Congress.

While the White House and the Senate have apparently agreed on a $2 trillion emergency bill to resuscitate an economy that’s been slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, it appears the Democrat-led House could be a stumbling block to its passage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has drawn a great deal of criticism from President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers for using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to push the Democrats’ radical political agenda.

The version of an aid package she proposed on Monday required that any company getting coronavirus-related aid disclose its diversity stats, including its employees’ race, gender, and pay, its corporate board “diversity,” and the structure of its offices that deal with diversity and inclusion.

OneNewsNow spoke with Horace Cooper, who is co-chairman of the >Project 21 Black Leadership Network.

“You would think that we could come together at this point and come up with solutions. It is a sad, sad thing to observe,” he laments. “Racial discrimination is not the problem that is facing America. Coming together and developing solutions so that we can address this pandemic – that’s where our effort ought to be.

“So shame, shame on those who can’t get around their identity politics,” he continues. “The only thing I can say is: it’s something that the American people can see with both eyes now.”

According to Fox News, >Pelosi may be warming to the Senate bill, signaling “tepid support” for the bipartisan bill – and expressing gratitude only to her fellow Democrats for their role in putting together legislation she said “does not go as far” as she and House Democrats proposed earlier this week.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Luckily for those out of work due to Democrat governors, mayors, and judges — this changed, because Americans need help

Luckily, Nancy Pelosi went from insisting that Americans pay millions to Planned Parenthood to just insisting that American pay millions to the Kennedy Center, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and many other liberal projects before they American people get help.

Two stories on Americans working to help others in the coronavirus crisis

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  1. Mike Lindell of My Pillow manufacturing face masks for US hospitals

As first reported on the Chris Salcedo Show and then on Fox 9 in Minnesota, Mike Lindell has taken the challenge to help America leave its addiction to Chinese goods. As noted by the Fox 9 article:

MyPillow-face-mask-productionMinnesota-based company MyPillow is joining the effort to supply health care workers with the protective gear they need amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEO Mike Lindell says about 75% of MyPillow’s production will now be making cotton face masks for health care workers. He says about 90% of the company’s sewers will be working on the masks.

“We have capacity to make a lot of things at big rates and we’re going to be going hopefully from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time,” said Lindell.

Lindell says it took about three weeks to shift production as it was difficult at first to get a supply of elastics needed to create the masks. At this time, he says components are not available to make other types of masks, so his company focused on making the 100% cotton masks. He says MyPillow worked with a coalition from President Donald Trump’s administration to get the proper design.

“Something is better than nothing to get [health care workers] through,” he said.

The masks will be going to hospitals in Minnesota and throughout the country.

(Read more at Fox 9)

Although this would be good news regardless, it also is good news due to Mike Lindell’s story

As noted by the Salvation Army, Mike Lindell suffered through addiction until 2009, when he came to pray to God (as recorded by the Salvation Army):

Lindell’s drug abuse finally ended Jan. 16, 2009. By then, My Pillow was starting to gain traction. Lindell had been selling the product on the road at trade shows and state fairs. He first began developing the pillow in the early 2000s; when people tried the pillow and loved it, he knew he was on to something.

“I knew that if I didn’t quit that day, I wouldn’t be able to make the most of what was happening in my life,” Lindell said. “I couldn’t wait. Not even one more day.”

With that, he prayed.

MikeLindell“I asked God to take away my desire to do drugs,” Lindell said. “I said, ‘Take it away, and I’m all yours.’”

God answered the prayer.

“The next morning, the desire was gone,” Lindell said. “Everything was gone. I woke up and felt the most peaceful I ever have.”

He’s been sober ever since.

(Read more at the Salvation Army)

  1. Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos Halts Collections Actions Against Student Loan Defaulters

Breitbart reports in a 25 March 2020 article that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has halted collections actions against student loan defaulters.

Betsy-DeVosU.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has directed the Federal Student Aid (FSA) office to halt collection actions and wage garnishments against students who have defaulted on their education loans.

According to a press release, DeVos’s department will refund more than $1.8 billion to more than 830,000 students in default in order to provide assistance during the coronavirus crisis.

DeVos said in a statement:

These are difficult times for many Americans, and we don’t want to do anything that will make it harder for them to make ends meet or create additional stress. Americans counting on their tax refund or Social Security check to make ends meet during this national emergency should receive those funds, and our actions today will make sure they do.


(Read more at Breitbart)

While this falls under the duties of her job, it still constitutes good news

For those who went to college during the 1970’s, you might remember a time when students could attend a public college, work during the summer, and have their college debt paid before graduation.

For those of you who attended during later years, it would seem that college has become a growth industry for socialist professors. Although this does not minimize the responsibility of the student for considering the cost (and for considering the demand for the chosen field — since the market will support only so many feminist professors), it seems that the cost of college should be brought down to a level that certain needed professions (engineers, honest journalists, etc) can be staffed.

Four stories about abortion during the coronavirus scare

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  1. During outbreak, missionaries continue work … so do abortionists

According to OneNewsNow in an article published on 20 March 2020, not only do missionaries continue their compassionate work during this coronavirus scare — murderous abortionists also continue their work.

Americans keep hearing about the need to self-quarantine and to practice so-called “social distancing” during the coronavirus outbreak, but there are other things to consider.

“Number one, are you getting good quality sleep?” asks Dr. Bret Nicks, professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health and spokesperson for Christian Medical Association. “Are you getting appropriate exercise? Are you eating well under the current situation where you may have limitations with access to food and specific activities?”

He adds that those who are able to go outside and get some fresh air and sunshine should do so.

“Keep in mind that social distancing is a very, very important issue, so I’m not saying to go to a location where there’s ten or more people spending time together,” he advises. “But if you are one who is either told by your workplace to go home and work from home and to distance yourself, then get outside, feel the value of the sunshine, and get some exercise.

Most of the U.S.-based missions organizations have empty offices due to the virus outbreak, but OneNewsNow was able to talk to Amy Glass of Georgia-based Mission to the World – a group affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America.

Glass says they have been in contact with their missionaries. “We do have recommendations that we’ve asked them to follow, which follow the CDC travel recommendations,” she shares. “And … we’re asking them to not travel in or through Level 3 or Level 2 countries.”

Most are staying put, she adds, and are following the CDC recommendations to prevent spread or contracting the virus. But Glass says missionaries are continuing to preach the gospel in their adopted countries.

Elected officials throughout the country are reacting to the virus by limiting gatherings, in some cases to six people, closing restaurants and theatres and so forth to curb the spread of the virus. But Planned Parenthood is keeping its facilities open, having personnel on duty and providing abortions.

“This is really quite scary,” says Matt Lamb is with Students for Life. “What’s really, really telling is that all along they’ve been saying they’re about health care, they’re about health care. Well then, why don’t they cancel their appointments – and then they could focus on the so-called health care that they say is most of what they do?”

Those health services have been dwindling for years while Planned Parenthood abortions have increased. Students for Life suggests the abortion mills close down.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

At first, it seemed all things were stacked in favor of the Democrats

When this coronavirus scare began, it seemed that things were on the “normal” track (where Texas laws on trying to make abortionists as safe as the local outpatient surgery center were being ruled unconstitutional). The only abnormal factor was the ever-hyped, but never defined risk posed by the coronavirus. So, in response, work-a-day guys like me took to washing our hands every time we became aware of touching a common object.

Also, there were a few occasions where my wife and I helped out the elderly neighbor. However, as Christians, most of our outward ministry took the form of obedience to rulers who weren’t necessarily friendly to Christians (that being the Democrats in the county government that botched elections and pulled other tricks).

However, it has occurred to me that, in stark contraposition to their support for abortion, the recent hyperventilation on the coronavirus has taken away from the Democrats’ narrative that life is expendable. Rather, their closing of counties, schools, and other institutions suggests something quite conservative. With all of their acts to close down society, they are saying that life is precious.

I cannot agree more; however, I wonder if Lina Hidalgo even knows that she has made such a statement against Planned Parenthood.

  1. Simultaneously, National Review quotes the Planned Parenthood view of “Forget Coronavirus, the Abortions Must Go On”

National Review points out through a 20 March 2020 article the breakneck speed at which Planned Parenthood has undertaken despite the current health crisis.

As the number of cases of COVID-19 across the U.S. has begun to rise in recent weeks, some insist that now is the time to focus on . . . abortion.

NARAL board member and abortionist Daniel Grossman weighed in on the matter today, tweeting, “Abortion is NOT an elective medical procedure. It’s essential healthcare and must be available during the pandemic. It can’t be delayed. Patients can’t wait until an undetermined later date to get an abortion. We need to make access available throughout the pandemic.”

(Read more at National Review)

For anyone who has observed the pipeline of money from Planned Parenthood to the Democrats, their perceived need to keep the pipeline open should not suprise

There has long been a loop of funding between Planned Parenthood and Democrats. Therefore, we should expect that someone will someone will bellow when this cash cow gets stuck.

  1. Later, Texas and Ohio order abortions to be delayed due to coronavirus outbreak

Time reported in a 25 March 2020 article that Texas and Ohio have restricted both plastic surgery and abortion during this time of worry over the coronavirus.

Texas and Ohio have identified abortion as one of the non-essential medical procedures that should be delayed amid the coronavirus outbreak, fueling the debate over abortion rights in states that have already sought to restrict them.

As the coronavirus spreads across the U.S., threatening to overwhelm hospitals, several states have required that nonessential surgeries and medical procedures be delayed, especially as healthcare workers face severe shortages of personal protective equipment.

But now that advice has intersected with the battle over abortion rights, while advocates warn that women seeking abortions might not be able to wait weeks for treatment.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

“We must work together as Texans to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that our health care professionals and facilities have all the resources they need to fight the virus at this time,” Texas Attorney General Paxton said in a statement, after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the postponement of all surgeries and procedures that are “not immediately, medically necessary.”

“No one is exempt from the governor’s executive order on medically unnecessary surgeries and procedures, including abortion providers,” Paxton said. “Those who violate the governor’s order will be met with the full force of the law.”

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost also ordered clinics to stop performing abortions, defining non-essential abortions as “those that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of a patient,” the Columbus Dispatch reported.

(Read more at Time)

Thank God for leaders who will stand for the right

There have been numerous Republicans who would not stand up to the pro-abortion Democrats. Too many Republicans have been ready to turn a blind eye to America’s holocaust.

Thank God for those like Governor Abbott who stand up for life.

  1. Abortion providers sue Texas governor over ban on procedure during coronavirus crisis

The Hill reports in a 25 March 2020 article that a group (including Planned Parenthood) has sued Texas over the ban on abortion during the coronavirus crisis.

planned-parenthood-sues-texas-over-coronavirus-abortion-ban-scaledAbortion providers in Texas filed a lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Wednesday challenging his statewide ban on abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Abbott’s administration last week directed health providers in the state to pause all surgeries that aren’t immediately necessary in order to conserve medical supplies for health workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus epidemic.

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said on Monday that directive included abortions, essentially ending access to the procedure in the state for the time being.

“Groups were forced to go to court today after Gov. Abbott used the COVID-19 crisis to block access to essential, time-sensitive abortion procedures,” Planned Parenthood said in a statement.

“Instead of addressing this crisis, Abbott and Attorney General Paxton are spending valuable time and resources scoring political points by trying to further restrict abortion access which has already been pushed out of reach for many Texans.”

The global shortages of masks and gloves is a major concern for health workers who need to stay healthy to treat the influx of coronavirus patients that are expected in the coming weeks and months.

But supporters of abortion rights argue the procedure is essential and time-sensitive.

“There are people in Texas who need an abortion today. Now. They cannot wait a delay of 30 days or even less,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and CEO of Planned Parenthood on a call with reporters Wednesday night.

Planned Parenthood’s clinics in the state have stopped providing surgical abortions. Providers have also stopped providing medication abortions because it is not clear whether those are permissible under Abbott’s executive order.

Amy Hagstrom-Miller, president and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, which runs three abortion clinics in Texas, said it had to cancel 150 appointments this week after Paxton’s announcement.

“Attorney General Paxton’s conclusion that abortion care is not an essential medical service that is needed by our community during this pandemic has already created a health crisis on top of a health crisis,” she said to reporters.

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing abortion providers in the suit, said they are seeking a temporary restraining order against the ban, and eventually a permanent injunction.

“Texas is abusing the state’s emergency powers,” she said.

(Read more at The Hill)

When it is too dangerous (due to coronavirus) to get a tooth extracted, why are people wanting to allow abortions

It would not have to do with the millions (or more) that Planned Parenthood provides to Democrats, would it?

Two potential causes for the spread of the coronavirus

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Are “woke” politicians to blame for the Coronavirus outbreak

Townhall comments in a 25 March 2020 article on how politicians that were trying to prove themselves not prejudiced may have spread the coronavirus.

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has many hot spots, but one is particularly large: New York City. The Big Apple is responsible for over half of the 59,000+ cases of the virus in the country that has already killed over 800 people. Like President Trump, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have given updates. Now, I know now is not the time to point fingers, but Democrats can’t help themselves and neither can their allies in the media. They filibustered an economic relief bill they co-wrote, dragged their feet, and tanked the markets for a couple of days for very minor changes. It’s pathetic. They just don’t want to make it look like Trump is winning, even though he’s ahead by like five touchdowns. The polling shows Trump’s handling of this crisis is met with 60 percent approval among Independent voters and nearly a quarter of Democrats. Game over, losers.





(Read more at Townhall)

While this article points finger toward one group that may have contacted those with the virus, this ain’t the whole liberal story

We have a number of reasons that these “woke” politicians might be more likely to contract the coronavirus and spread it widely. Among these reasons are these chief reasons:

  • As evidenced by the photos included in the tweets above, nobody practiced social distancing during the period that this disease likely was in its infancy in New York.
  • The legal immigrants and the illegal aliens who work in the Chinatown eateries likely get paid on the same level as most restaurant employees (low wages, no benefits). They will necessarily come to work when sick.
  • Immigrants and aliens have family and friends in the mother country who they visit and exchange mail with. Those can be avenues for infection.
  • As low-wage employees, both immigrants and aliens most likely will receive some or all of their payment in cash. That is an avenue for infection.
  • As noted in the next article, people can catch the coronavirus without showing symptoms. You can still infect others while not showing symptoms yourself.
  • The open borders advocated by Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and many other Democrats might attract the support of those who deal in human smuggling. Were this to be the case, then these people might be a source of the virus.

Captain Obvious reports: Asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus spread the disease

In one article by the Daily Mail, the reporter points out that asymptomatic children likely spread the disease.

Likewise, a CNN similarly suggested that infected people without symptoms played a large part in spreading the disease.

New studies in several countries and a large coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts bring into question reassuring assertions by US officials about the way the novel virus spreads.

These officials have emphasized that the virus is spread mainly by people who are already showing symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing. If that’s true, it’s good news, since people who are obviously ill can be identified and isolated, making it easier to control an outbreak.

But it appears that a Massachusetts coronavirus cluster with at least 82 cases was started by people who were not yet showing symptoms, and more than half a dozen studies have shown that people without symptoms are causing substantial amounts of infection.

For weeks, federal officials have emphasized that asymptomatic transmission can happen, but have said that it’s not a significant factor in the spread of the virus.

On March 1 on ABC’s This Week, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar told host George Stephanopoulos that asymptomatic spread is “not the major driver” of the spread of the new coronavirus.

“You really need to just focus on the individuals that are symptomatic,” he said. “It [the containment strategy] really does depend on symptomatic presentation.”

The website for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention echoes that assessment.

(Read more at CNN)

Really, it seems this boils down to a choice between totally containing an illness and tanking our economy

Although the author of the article above wants to make it a decision between life (sheltering at home in accordance with our benevolent Democrat overlords) and death (slogging into work half-dead from this hyped-up illness), the choice is quite different. The choice is between continuing to listen to a narrative that doesn’t seem to have any more threat than the annual flu (which the CDC estimates killed between 23,000 and 59,000 Americans) and killing our economy.

When Lina Hidalgo calls to Clay Jenkins< and he makes references to web sites like COVID ACT Now, they have to expect that a few of us will look up the sources they cited when justifying shutting down the economies in the two largest metropolises in Texas.

So far, even with the public relations stunt Lina Hidalgo pulled with several United Way leaders, this little dictator of a county judge has not proven her case for shutting down our economy.

Eight stories that did not make it to the morning news

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  1. Corps of Engineers work to convert large buildings to hospitals

The One America News Network reported in a 20 March 2020 article that the Corps of Engineers has started to convert large buildings to hospitals.

CorpsOfEngineersHospitalThe U.S. Army has been working to turn existing buildings into makeshift hospitals. On Friday, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers head Lieutenant General Todd Semonite said converting New York hotel rooms and dorms into ICU-like facilities may take three to four weeks.

Semonite added he’s been working with local officials to identify 12 buildings, in hopes of providing more than 10,000 new hospital beds.

The lieutenant general stressed that increasing hospital capacity nationwide needs to be done with urgency.

“The bottom line is, we’ve got to do something very, very quick,” he said. “Most of the governors are saying that their peak is somewhere around the middle of April.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

Hints of this appeared three days afterwards in the evening news

While this did not appear in the news rotation on the Saturday when I first read it nor on the next two days, it did appear in an evening report for about 10 seconds (where they mentioned that several hospitals were being opened in the New York area).

  1. Severe Coronavirus Cases Among Young Americans Raise New Alarm

The Today show provided the following video charting the coronavirus among young Americans. It seems that an underlying condition (asthma, AIDS, or other ailments) has a strong effect on whether people as young as 10 get the coronavirus.

There has been some banter by the local talking heads on the “spring break kids”

However, for the most part, little has been said on the younger victims of coronavirus. Still, considering the hyperventilating that has occurred, maybe this is for the better. With all the panic that has been buried into the younger set, the over-coverage might have some answering to do with the people’s refusal to comply with common-sense restrictions.

  1. U.S.-Mexico closing border to ‘nonessential travel,’ trade to continue as normal

The One America News Network reports that the U.S. and Mexico have committed to closing the border to nonessential travel.

MEXICO-US-HEALTH-VIRUSOfficials in the U.S. and Mexico announced they are closing the southern border to ‘non-essential travel.’ However, trade is set to continue.

During Friday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said both countries agreed to restrict the border while “keeping commerce flowing.” The State Department chief said the U.S. is “glad to have a friend working side-by-side” in the fight against the coronavirus.

(Read more at One America News Network)

Now that Mexico and Canada have closed their borders for coronavirus, it isn’t being called racist

Now that Mexico, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, and many other nations have closed their borders to potential sources of infection, the media has dropped the accusation that closing borders is racist. Odd how the “journalists” (or should that be “politically-correct propagandists?”)

  1. Coronavirus: Justin Trudeau Shutting Down Canadian Border to Foreign Travelers

Breitbart reported that Canada closed its borders.

Virus_Outbreak_US_Canada_Border_65324Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday announced that Canada is drastically restricting its borders as the country moves to prevent additional cases of the deadly coronavirus.

Addressing reporters in Ottawa, Trudeau said the country is shutting down its borders to non-citizens, with the exceptions of permanent residents, diplomats, aircrews, and U.S. citizens. The prime minister also said that airlines will prevent individuals from exhibiting coronavirus symptoms from entering an aircraft.  “That means anyone who has symptoms will not be able to enter Canada,” he explained. Further, only four airports  — Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Montreal Trudeau Airport, and Calgary International Airport — will be allowed to receive international flights.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why was it that the press called Trump racist and other Democrats called him xenophobic for weeks if this is the new norm for all of us?

Why does the little dictator Lina Hidalgo get to lock a whole county into house arrest without repercussions in the press while we heard nothing but complaints when Trump shut travel into our nation from China?

  1. Dr. Oz explains why more men are dying from coronavirus than women

New studies are offering proof that men are dying due to coronavirus at a greater rate than women. Two thirds of the patients in China requiring hospitalization were men. In Italy, 70% of the fatalities were male.

In the following video, Dr. Oz points out that China accepts smoking among men (whereas smoking among women is rare there). Likewise, Italy sees greater smoking among males. Additionally, men experience more cardiovascular disease than women.

  1. Americans rallying around President Trump: Approval rating on coronavirus handling soars

The Political Insider explains how Americans have been rallying around President Trump.

TrumpApprovalPoll_IpsosThe American people are voicing their approval of how President Trump is handling the coronavirus crisis, with a new poll showing his approval ratings skyrocketing.

In the span of just one week, the President turned his negative approval ratings in dealing with the pandemic completely around.

According to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Friday, 55 percent of Americans approve of the President’s management of the coronavirus problem, while just 43 percent disapprove.

These numbers mark a nearly exact reversal of results from one week earlier.
What Changed
We would argue that it occasionally takes time for the truth to come out in the United States when the entire media complex is hell-bent on destroying the President.

Yes, Trump did try to quell panic by downplaying the threat early on. But as any good President does, he evolved on the matter. Remember when Barack Obama was hailed as a hero for ‘evolving’ on things?

The President quickly – faster than any Democrat who was more focused on impeachment – buckled down and got to work trying to solve this crisis.

“Over the course of a week, the president has shifted his approach and tone, giving daily briefings on the crisis since Saturday, alongside the White House task force leading the response to the coronavirus and announcing some severe measures to combat the virus,” ABC News reported.

“He’s also taken on a more somber tone, saying of his own tenor ‘people actually liked it’ as the reality of the scale of the virus set in.”

(Read more at the Political Insider)

Oddly, I remember reports in the evening news every time the Obama approval numbers inched up

One would almost think that the Democrats reported to be part of the main stream media have been working actively to undermine their political rivals rather than reporting the news in a straight-forward manner.

  1. Ministry arrives in Italy, where death toll has topped China’s

OneNewsNow reports on the arrival of Samaritan’s Purse as they arrive in Italy to assist.

SamaritansPurseItalyAs Italy passes China for the most deaths as a result of the coronavirus, Samaritan’s Purse is beginning its humanitarian aid and Christian outreach, which includes various types of assistance, medical supplies, and the gospel message.

Since China announced the coronavirus at the turn of the year, the global pandemic has claimed more than 10,000 lives worldwide and infected nearly a quarter million people – as of late Thursday – but just before Italy reported more deaths than China Thursday (3,405 vs. 3,248), the World Health Organization declared Europe the epicenter for the virus.

Samaritan’s Purse stepping up

With more than 33,000 active cases, Italy has more than double the number of the next highest nation (Spain at more than 16,000 infections); and of those, a whopping 2,500 infected patients are in serious or critical condition throughout Italy. As a result, the growing threat is causing a supply and support shortage for those with the virus – but more help has been sent to the coastal nation nestled between the Adriatic and Tyrhennian seas.

On Tuesday, Samaritan’s Purse sent a plane to Italy packed with 20 tons of medical equipment, complete with masks, tents, pharmaceutical medications, monitors, ventilators, medical equipment and supplies for volunteers, according to Faithwire.

In addition, a 68-bed emergency field hospital – comprising eight intensive-care beds and 60 inpatient beds – is being flown in by the nonprofit organization from the United States on the plane to assist the Italians.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Considering that the Italians have received help without cost to themselves, one might think that this act might be news

However, this largess has not made its way into the newsrooms of America (or, at least it has not made it past the cutting board).

  1. ‘He turned it down’: Trump condemns Andrew Cuomo for failing to stock up on ventilators in 2015

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, the Washington Examiner reports on a conversation with President Trump.

President Trump jabbed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a decision he made in 2015 to pass by an opportunity to stock up on ventilators.

ventilatorsCuomo, who has been governor since 2011, decided not to buy the 16,000 additional ventilators recommended to the state in case of a pandemic and instead commissioned a group to come up with guidelines as to how ventilators would be rationed if such a pandemic were to occur.

During an interview on Fox News Tuesday, Trump questioned Cuomo’s decision not to fill the state’s stockpile before the coronavirus hit New York.

“He had a chance to buy in 2015 16,000 ventilators at a very low price, and he turned it down. I’m not blaming him or anything else. But he shouldn’t be talking about us. He’s supposed to be buying his own ventilators. We are going to help,” the president said.

He continued, “If you think about it, Gov. Cuomo, we are building him four hospitals. We are building him four medical centers. We’re working very, very hard for the people of New York. We’re working along with him. And then, I watch him on the show complaining. And he had 16,000 ventilators that he could have had at a great price, and he didn’t buy them.”

In a press conference just before Trump spoke, Cuomo called the 400 ventilators the federal government had sent New York a “pat on the back” because they needed 30,000. However, Vice President Mike Pence soon after announced that the federal government will have sent 4,000 ventilators to the state by Wednesday.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Again, the “Democrats never do anything wrong” press keeps this silent

The only thing close to mentioning this was a mention on ABC13 in Houston, where they noted “Trump blamed a shortage of ventilators on Cuomo.” Of course, that took about 5 seconds to report.

Two sides of a story, one told

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Hidalgo orders stay-at-home for Harris County, a fundamental change to daily life for Houston area

The Houston Chronicle somewhat covered a presser by Democrat Judge Lina Hidalgo where she announced a “stay-at-home” order for Harris County.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a stay-at-home order Tuesday morning closing most businesses and directing residents to stay put except for groceries and errands in the latest measure aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus. The order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. and expire April 3.

Workers in the energy, transportation, construction and food service industries will be among those allowed to remain on the job, she said.

The county judge said she was heeding the warnings of health experts, who for days said a mandatory order limiting public interactions was necessary to prevent Houston hospitals from being overwhelmed with cases.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

It’s too bad that this Houston paper could not find the journalistic moxie to present both sides

It is too bad that the Houston Chronicle can’t vary from Democrat orthodoxy to ask Lina Hidalgo about the reasoning behind her proclamation.

Texas State Senator Bettencourt questions shuttering Harris County

In a series of tweets cited during the Chris Salcedo Show, state Senator Paul Bettencourt questioned the wisdom of shuttering businesses in the fourth largest city in the nation over what seems to be a flattening coronavirus infection rate.


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I have not seen these tweets in the news, though they were forwarded to the news

If you look at the original tweets (assuming that Twitter hasn’t banned another conservative), you will see that these tweets went to local TV news departments.

You don’t suppose that the media might be complicit in a plan by the Democrat County judge to tank the economy of the fourth largest city in America, do you? You don’t think that TV stations would sensationalize the coronavirus to that degree, do you? You don’t think that the media is do liberal as to try to bring down conservatives with a dying economy, do you?

Harris County judge frees suspected murderer on coronavirus fears

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Harris County judge releases murder suspect on bond after the inmate said he feared coronavirus in jail

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, Judge DaSean Jones has been reported by the Houston Chronicle to have released a murder suspect on a pretrial bond.

A Harris County judge released a murder suspect on a pretrial bond Thursday, after the man requested a bail reduction, saying he feared that COVID-19 would strike the county lockup and “spread like wildfire.”

CruzDavid Cruz, 29, was detained in connection with his friend’s death because he couldn’t afford a $60,000 bond. He asked Judge DaSean Jones to lower his bond to $30,000 and impose electronic monitoring and pretrial supervision. His lawyer stated in court documents Monday that COVID-19 “is certainly going to strike the Harris County jail population and spread like wildfire among inmates.” If Cruz were released, the lawyer said, Cruz would live with his parents and work as an estimator at the family’s lamination business.

Cruz was arrested in what he told relatives was the accidental shooting of his friend in August.

The judge did not reduce the bond as Cruz had requested, but let him go without paying his original $60,000 bond upfront, instead he asked for a 3.5 percent payment to pretrial services. If he violates the terms of release, he would owe the full amount and could be returned to jail.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

No cases of the coronavirus have been identified in the Harris County jail

Even when no cases of coronavirus have been identified in the Harris County jail system, this social justice judge has taken it upon himself to endanger the community and release this man. This must not happen.

 

While we are distracted with the coronavirus panic, anti-Second Amendment forces rally

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Rep. Hank Johnson Files HR 5717 The Most Anti-Second Amendment Bill In Recent History

Colion Noir points out through a Facebook post how Representative Hank Johnson has worked to eliminate the Second Amendment via his latest loony initiative.

hankjohnsonRep. Hank Johnson Files HR 5717 The Most Anti-Second Amendment Bill In Recent History

They want to make it illegal for anyone to not only buy a gun but ammunition without a license from the government. Here’s how you know these people are anti-second amendment. They want a national license to buy a gun but when it comes to concealed carry they don’t want your concealed carry license to work in other states.

What’s even worse is what they require to get this license.

  • Universal background checks and a 7 day waiting period that its Basically a backdoor gun registration. Check.
  • Banning the sale of firearms and ammunition to anyone under the age of 21 even though you can fight and die for your country, get married and forced to pay taxes at the age fo 18. Check.
  • Ban nearly every semiautomatic rifle in the country. Check.
  • Ban on standard capacity magazines. Check.
  • Red Flag laws that deprive you of due process. Check.
  • 30% Tax on guns and a 50% tax on ammo. Check.
  • Safe Storage requirements that make being able to use your gun in self-defense so complicated that you might as well not have a gun. Check.
  • Ban on Suppressors that protect your hearing. Check.
  • More Gun-Free Zones that make it easy for mass shooters to kill a bunch of people unopposed. Check.
  • Ban on buying more than one gun a month. Check.

Hank Johnson is a US representative of Georgia that has filed HR 5717 titled the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020 in the US House.

They are using the chaos of the beer flue to push these things through and like I said before, as 2A advocates we don’t get to rest because we’re trying to protect a caste and they’re constantly trying to tear it down brick by brick. Make sure you reach out to Congress and let them know how you feel about this bill.

Keep America Tactical

(Read more at Colion Noir’s Facebook post)

Like the other politicians funded by the likes of Bloomberg and Soros, Johnson works on the fringes of truth

Remember, Hank Johnson was the member of the House who feared that Guam would capsize if we were to send more troops. He also famously said, “The next conundrum is: why do big things cost more to send in the mail than little things?” In defense of a Federal Helium Program, Johnson said “What do you do when the world is crying out — actually, barking out — … there being no helium for comedians?”

Hence, I am tempted to think that Representative Johnson’s many less-than-brilliant statements might act as a smoke screen for an anti-freedom agenda (including an anti-Second Amendment initiative).

Corporate anti-gun rights activists infringe Second Amendment rights

Lifezette points out how liberal elements in our government and corporate forces have moved against our Second Amendment rights.

I carried a gun daily for more than two decades as a police officer, and I still carry daily as a retired American with the constitutional right to do so. I’m fed up with being portrayed as immoral —even evil— because of the tool I’ve used to protect innocents and myself for my entire adult life.

It’s bad enough when leftist ideologues malign and vilify my character both for being a cop and a private gun owner who supports the Second Amendment. But now gun owners have to contend with large financial institutions buying into the anti-gun sleaze, trying to make it harder for manufacturers to finance their businesses and for buyers to purchase firearms.

These corporations can have an enormous effect on our freedom, generally, and on our self-defense rights, specifically, when they decide to throw in with a partisan political ideology that uses fear, lies, and intimidation rather than reason, truth, and persuasion.

It is beyond me how so many supposedly smart people accept that infringing on the gun rights of innocent, law-abiding gun owners has anything to do with a criminal who uses a gun illegally. We should briefly explore this toxic contradiction before we move on.

Let’s say the police arrest your neighbor Adam for committing a mass shooting at a mall. In response, the government then prohibits Maria, your neighbor on the other side, from buying an AR-15 rifle or a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. How is the illegal act of a lawbreaker in any way associated with the legal act of a law-abider?

The guy who drives a sports car recklessly and kills a family has nothing to do with the gal who drives that same model sports car safely and puts no one at risk. The anti-gun Left wants you to believe their mythology that, somehow, there is a connection. That restricting Maria’s constitutional self-defense rights will keep people like Adam from committing crimes with guns.

Now, back to the subject at hand. Increasingly, a new combatant has entered the anti-gun rights octagon. Corporate banks and other large financial platforms and governments are cutting ties with the gun industry based on the radical, anti-Second Amendment views of their leadership.

State governments are aligning with these institutions and divesting their pension plans of any investments with the firearms industry. Some Democrat-run states are also offering incentives to banks, influencing them to refrain from conducting any financial transactions having anything to do with guns. And their insults to law-abiding Americans who manufacture, sell, and purchase these legal weapons pile up.

An article by Susanne Edward in the NRA publication, America’s First Freedom (April 2020), highlights the issue. She provided this example from anti-gun rights Connecticut State Treasurer Shawn Wooden (D). He manages the state’s public pensions funds valued at $37 billion. Wooden chose two institutions to lead others by voluntarily disclosing “their gun-related portfolios.” Edward writes, “Citibank and Rice Financial Product [sic] ‘both had expressed the desire to be part of the ‘solution on gun violence.’”

Refusing to lend money to the gun industry or process their credit cards is not a “solution to gun violence.” Incarcerating those who commit crimes with guns is a solution to gun violence.

CrimeSolutionsProject Exile, a partnership between the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia, was effective in reducing violent crime, but the project itself is what seems to have been exiled.

Project Exile combined federal and state resources to prosecute criminals federally if they committed crimes using guns. Federal trials are often quicker and the prison sentences are harsher than at the state level. However, with the increasingly Left-leaning reluctant-to-prosecute-crime prosecutors being elected to office, such programs are essentially defunct.

This approach, governments pressuring private enterprise to force politically ideological agendas on Americans, is not nuanced in the least. This brazen end-run around the Constitution ploy does not leave any room for looking at guns as anything other than negative.

The government favoring banks that do not deal in any way with the firearms industry presumes guns are inherently evil. Therefore, so are those who use guns even to protect their families and themselves, which is one of the most moral acts a person can do.

(Read more at Lifezette)

Admittedly, this began during the Obama administration

However, if we do not get a handle on this and prevent it from re-appearing after the Trump administration, we will lose our Second Amendment rights through the bank door.

Coronavirus seems to be the perfect storm of communist secrecy and socialist program incompetance

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Two possible origins of coronavirus

The snakes in the Chinese marketplace origin

The Science Alert blog suggests the genesis of the coronavirus came from people selling and eating a type of wildlife not considered by Westerners.

The hypothesis that the 2019-nCoV jumped from an animal at the market is strongly supported by a new publication in the Journal of Medical Virology. The scientists conducted an analysis and compared the genetic sequences of 2019-nCoV and all other known coronaviruses.

The study of the genetic code of 2019-nCoV reveals that the new virus is most closely related to two bat SARS-like coronavirus samples from China, initially suggesting that, like SARS and MERS, the bat might also be the origin of 2019-nCoV.

The authors further found that the viral RNA coding sequence of 2019-nCoV spike protein, which forms the “crown” of the virus particle that recognizes the receptor on a host cell, indicates that the bat virus might have mutated before infecting people.

But when the researchers performed a more detailed bioinformatics analysis of the sequence of 2019-nCoV, it suggests that this coronavirus might come from snakes.

From bats to snakes

The researchers used an analysis of the protein codes favored by the new coronavirus and compared it to the protein codes from coronaviruses found in different animal hosts, like birds, snakes, marmots, hedgehogs, manis, bats and humans. Surprisingly, they found that the protein codes in the 2019-nCoV are most similar to those used in snakes.

Snakes often hunt for bats in wild. Reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan, raising the possibility that the 2019-nCoV might have jumped from the host species – bats – to snakes and then to humans at the beginning of this coronavirus outbreak. However, how the virus could adapt to both the cold-blooded and warm-blooded hosts remains a mystery.

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Coiled, dried snakes in a Chinese market

The authors of the report and other researchers must verify the origin of the virus through laboratory experiments. Searching for the 2019-nCoV sequence in snakes would be the first thing to do.

However, since the outbreak, the seafood market has been disinfected and shut down, which makes it challenging to trace the new virus’ source animal.

(Read more at Science Alert)

So, if you believe this, then this opens several situations for consideration

First, if this virus did originate when a mammalian virus crossed with a snake virus due to the existence of the trade of snakes as in a fish market, why didn’t this happen years ago? Likewise, if it had to do with the slaughter of an ant-eating pangolin, why (again) did the coronavirus delay its birth?

Second, while there can be no accounting for regional preferences in food sources, if these snakes were such a popular source of food, then why weren’t they farmed (rather than gathering them from the wild, where those snakes are not protected from predation by bats). Could it be that communism is such a bad form of governing that it forces the poor into the caves to hunt for wildlife rather than spend the time to raise those stock?

The Chinese bio-weapons lab origin of the coronavirus

The New York Post provided quite another scenario for the genesis of the coronavirus: that the germ accidentally leaked from a bio-weapons lab in China.

At an emergency meeting in Beijing held last Friday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to contain the coronavirus and set up a system to prevent similar epidemics in the future.

A national system to control biosecurity risks must be put in place “to protect the people’s health,” Xi said, because lab safety is a “national security” issue.

Xi didn’t actually admit that the coronavirus now devastating large swaths of China had escaped from one of the country’s bioresearch labs. But the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is exactly what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive titled: “Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.”

Read that again. It sure sounds like China has a problem keeping dangerous pathogens in test tubes where they belong, doesn’t it? And just how many “microbiology labs” are there in China that handle “advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus”?

It turns out that in all of China, there is only one. And this one is located in the Chinese city of Wuhan that just happens to be … the epicenter of the epidemic.

That’s right. China’s only Level 4 microbiology lab that is equipped to handle deadly coronaviruses, called the National Biosafety Laboratory, is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

What’s more, the People’s Liberation Army’s top expert in biological warfare, a Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, was dispatched to Wuhan at the end of January to help with the effort to contain the outbreak.

According to the PLA Daily, Chen has been researching coronaviruses since the SARS outbreak of 2003, as well as Ebola and anthrax. This would not be her first trip to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, either, since it is one of only two bioweapons research labs in all of China.

Does that suggest to you that the novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, may have escaped from that very lab, and that Chen’s job is to try to put the genie back in the bottle, as it were? It does to me.

Add to this China’s history of similar incidents. Even the deadly SARS virus has escaped — twice — from the Beijing lab where it was (and probably is) being used in experiments. Both “man-made” epidemics were quickly contained, but neither would have happened at all if proper safety precautions had been taken.

And then there is this little-known fact: Some Chinese researchers are in the habit of selling their laboratory animals to street vendors after they have finished experimenting on them.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Admittedly, this article brings a number of cogent points forward

Additionally, although the speculation on the genesis doesn’t help provide a vaccine for the virus, it does give us pause to think.

It should cause us to become more reluctant to make our own government more powerful and more socialistic.

It should cause us to reserve our trust when dealing with socialist governments (not only the Chinese, but also the Italians and others).

Evidence that China hid the truth

According to Tucker Carlson of Fox News, the coronavirus pandemic was avoidable and China hid the truth about it from the beginning.

On January 1st of this year, The Global Times —  that’s an English language Chinese propaganda outlet — reported that eight people had been arrested for spreading “rumors” about a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan in China.

Those rumors were shared by eight physicians. They described the illness on WeChat, a Chinese social media app. Now, it’s obvious what they were warning about.

During the week of January 11th through January 17th, Wuhan authorities insisted there were no new cases of this mysterious disease. That of course, was a lie and a deadly one. We’ve got to emphasize that.

This calamity, this coronavirus pandemic, was avoidable. It happened because China hid the truth about what was happening from the rest of the world. They’re still trying to do that.

WhoDunItWhether from stupidity or greed, people outside of China, including in this country, are playing along as if on script. On January 15th, the World Health Organization parroted the Chinese government. WHO claimed there was “no clear evidence the coronavirus could spread person to person.” The World Health Organization said that, and of course, it was a lie.

Every day at White House news conferences about coronavirus, brainless reporters waste the public’s time with complaints that the administration calls the Chinese coronavirus “Chinese.” On Wednesday, an ABC reporter did it.

(Read more at Fox News)

There are additional considerations above and beyond knowing that both China and the UN may have deceived us

First, indications also point toward the WHO having made an early error in estimating the deadliness of the coronavirus.

The flaws of a socialized medicine system, a liberal government, and an aging population come out

In a second article by Fox News, the author points out how coronavirus proliferated in a nation where the socialized medical system was failing, the liberal government allowed open borders, and an aging population became exposed.

Once the beacon of European fun, frivolity, fashion, food, and passion, Italy has fast fallen into the shadows of a ghost nation, debauched by the coronavirus, a cracking medical infrastructure, and rising death toll.

Outside of China, the illustrious nation of 60.5 million has become the focal point of the outbreak, with the second-highest number of infections. As of Wednesday afternoon, almost 14,500 people were documented to have contracted the disease and almost 3,000 people have already died. The past 24 hours have brought about the country’s highest single-day spike in deaths, claiming the lives of over 475 people. More than 2,000 people are hospitalized and in intensive care.

So what went wrong?

“The massive and sudden surge of seriously and critically ill patients has completely overwhelmed hospitals in the northern region of Italy,” Dr. Dena Grayson, a Florida-based medical doctor and biotechnology consultant, explained. “This sudden surge has caused the case-fatality rate to skyrocket in the northern region of Italy, because there simply aren’t enough ICU beds or ventilators for every patient, forcing doctors with the grim decision of picking who gets the ICU bed – and has a chance of surviving – versus who doesn’t, and likely won’t survive.”

Moreover, Grayson stressed, Italians have lagged in broad-based coronavirus testing, despite it proving effective in combating the spread.

“In one small town near Venice, where aggressive testing and retesting was employed — even of people with NO symptoms — coupled with contact tracing and strict quarantines, the spread of the virus was completely stopped, showing that South Korea’s approach can be applied in other countries with great success.”

According to one Rome-based security expert, who requested anonymity as not authorized to speak on the record, intelligence reports alerted the government to the potential pandemic just days after its infiltrated China late last year. But weeks went by before any serious action was taken in Rome.

And then, it was a little too late.

“Everyone was just being told it was China’s problem,” said the source. “That it wouldn’t come here.”

(Read more at Fox News)

So, with a really old population, a heath care system that involves long lines and sharing equipment — What can go wrong?

In Italy (where the population includes a large segment spanning 55 to 98 and beyond), there has been an explosion of cases of coronavirus.

In addition to the large segment of the population that is aged, there are the considerations created by the socialized healthcare system that have a caused a smaller number of hospital beds to be available (as compared to the system in Germany). Additionally, that same system has created a situation where equipment had to be shared between larger groups of patients.

Add to all of this, Italy enjoyed a liberal citizenry and government that initially allowed open borders and cross-cultural acceptance (as demonstrated in the following video).

The placard beside the Chinese man says (in Italian and Chinese) “I’m a human. Free me from prejudice.”

I wonder whether any (or how many) cases of coronavirus were transmitted due to this display.

To reiterate the refutation of the ridiculous claim from the press: It’s not racist to point out the virus came from China

Breitbart reports the words of Dr. Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), who points out the origin of the virus.

During a Friday interview on Fox & Friends,  Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discussed COVID-19 and its spread in the United States.

With some from China suggesting the coronavirus was a weapon devised by the U.S. military and deployed in Wuhan and Democrats claiming that saying the disease originated in China is xenophobic, Fauci said “there’s no doubt” it came from China.

“It absolutely came from Wuhan,” Fauci stated. “There’s no doubt about that.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

The Left uses the coronavirus scare to restrict rights and advance leftist causes

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American Rights have been abridged

New Orleans Mayor issues coronavirus order allowing ban on sale, transportation of firearms

Breitbart reports on the action of the New Orleans Mayor as she works to restrict the ability of citizens to protect themselves during this crisis.

NewOrleansMayorLaToyaCantrellNew Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.

She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.”

The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict gun sales and transportation says she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.”

On March 16, 2020, the Second Amendment Foundation responded to Cantrell’s claims of emergency powers over firearms by reminding her that they sued over Second Amendment infringement following Hurricane Katrina and will do so during the era of coronavirus if needed.

(Read more at Breitbart)

What could the reason for this ban be, other than symbolic?

This does not stop any law-abiding gun owner from protecting his or her property. However, it might keep a cash-strapped gun owner from paying his or her mortgage or rent in the event that there have been coronavirus-related layoffs. Additionally, it would prevent a law-abiding person from buying a firearm in a time of need.

However, there will be criminals in New Orleans with new guns. There may be coyotes selling an array of firearms not available legally and LaToya will not have a thing to say about it.

Still, now that she has pulled this little stunt, she will later produce a Mike-Bloomberg-esque commercial claiming that she stood up to the National Rifle Association.

Harris County Democrat Judge Lina Hidalgo restricts the operation of restaurants and closes bars

Houston CBS affiliate KHOU reports that Democrat Lina Hidalgo unilaterally closed all bars in Harris county and restricted the operation of all restaurants.

On Tuesday, bars closed in Harris County and restaurants switched to take-out, drive-through or delivery only. Those are just two of the big changes underway as officials try to slow to spread of COVID-19.

On Monday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, alongside Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, announced the changes would take effect Tuesday morning and will be in place at least 15 days.

Since the county is under a public health emergency declaration, the county does have the authority to close down businesses, according to KHOU 11 legal analyst Gerald Treece.

“If the county deems that there is a health emergency, the county has the authority to close any establishment, including a bar,” Treece said. “You put the rules in neutral and general police power takes over. General police power: to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of that jurisdiction.”

During this time, if a business refuses to comply, the county does have authority to fine an establishment and then take the owner to court to seek an injunction, which would shut a business down, according to Treece.

If there are widespread compliance issues, the National Guard could step in.

“They can prevent violence, they can enforce the law, including injunctions, including an order from the city or county,” Treece said.

(Read more at KHOU)

Take this with a grain of salt, since this order comes from a left-wing ideologue

Before you come to the defense of this woman, remember that Houston Public Media pointed out that this little dictator also dedicated taxpayer funds to the creation of an illegal alien defense fund without any public input. On multiple occasions, she has spoken out against the border wall (a stance that has disappeared online now that the poll suggesting that Americans favor an open border has been discredited).

Additionally, Ms. Hidlago can be remembered as the politician who allocated Hurricane Harvey’s disaster-recovery funds on the basis of skin color rather than damage, citing her theory of “equity.” What’s more, this egotistical, left-wing Millennial also answers to  the moniker of the liberal who attempted to triple Harris County’s property taxes just after a disaster and during a time that no no extra funds were needed (refer to the first paragraph regarding her creation of the illegal alien defense fund).

So, here you have a liberal who stands against the border wall (somewhat silently now), but builds borders around our bars and restaurants. She complains about equiity, but directs disaster-relief funds by skin color and not need. She wants to take from the rich (that is, anyone making over the median wage), but doesn’t mind making us all poor.

Although I do not support disobedience in this case, it seems that this liberal would stand much watching (just based on her track record). Remember, Jesus told us to be as innocent as doves and as wise as serpents.

Is this the new standard Democrat?

Previous Democrats issued subpoenas for pastors’ sermons, this one shuts down all churches with an order

Not that many years have passed since Mayor Annise Parker issued subpeonas to Houston-area pastors to intimidate them into not preaching against her transgender bathroom bill. Thankfully, Annise Parker lost in the courts of public opinion, in the ballot box over her bathroom bill, and in the separation of church and state decision.

Still, this blanket closing of all churches seems to be an overreach and the meeting of the goal imagined by Houston’s previous mayoral administration. Admittedly, as Christians, we must take into mind the needs of the least powerful among us. In this case, the least powerful would be those with compromised immune systems and the aged (which, depending on the person’s health, may vary from 65 to 85 as a in-risk group). The problem with just submitting to the whims of a dictatorial Millenial is, of course, that we may not be submitting to the will of God unless we submit the whole issue to prayer.

Additionally, in light of the following article, we have to ask whether we are praying to God or our own hubris.

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. (Proverbs 16:18 NASB)

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (James 1:27 NASB)

Baton Rouge area pastor defies governor, welcomes large gathering into church service

Baton Rouge CBS affiliate WAFB reports that Reverand Tony Spell has chosen to hold church meetings in violation of the order by the governor of Louisiana.

The Louisiana National Guard says it has not been tasked with breaking up large gatherings in the state, including at churches.

The statement comes on the heels of a pastor of a Louisiana church defying government orders by welcoming in hundreds of people into his church service Tuesday evening (March 17).

The gathering directly defied an order by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards that bans groups larger than 50 from gathering at any one time, including in churches. President Donald Trump has recommended no groups larger than 10.

TonySpellThe pastor, Rev. Tony Spell, says police showed up at the church after the service telling him the National Guard would break up any future gatherings that exceed 50 people.

However, Louisiana National Guard Colonel Ed Bush said Wednesday that is not accurate.

“The National Guard has not been tasked with enforcing any of the curfew, social distancing or meeting requirements as set by the governor,” Colonel Bush said. “Our focus right now is completely with helping state agencies with preparedness and medical readiness,” Bush added.

Numerous churches across the state have canceled services until further notice because of the governor’s proclamation, which he says aims to control the spread of the virus.

(Read more at WAFB)

Leftist causes get promoted

Harris Co. considers releasing inmates over COVID-19 concerns

According to Houston’s Fox affiliate, Democrat Sheriff Ed Gonzales wants to open the jails due to the coronavirus.

Jails and prisons can be breeding grounds for disease.

EdGonzales“We do have an aging population here we have several hundred that are above 55 years of age and also very sick,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

With more than 8,000 inmates at Harris County Jail, social distancing is not possible.

“We operate in tight spaces,” the sheriff said. “So there’s not a lot of opportunity for social distancing.”

There have been no known cases of COVID-19 in the Harris County Jail, but that will likely change.

Remember, most inmates in the jail are pre-trial, meaning they have not been convicted of a crime.

“We are working on our compassionate releases that are smart, that make sense, that don’t put the community at harm,” Gonzalez said. “It’s important for us to balance this public health crisis with public safety. So we are working with our judges and other avenues to see how we could, in a smart way, release population, if it makes sense.”

“There are no cases of TDCJ in or connected to any TDCJ facility,” says TDCJ spokesman Jeremy Desel.

(Read more at Fox 26)

Take in mind I have blogged repeatedly about murderers being released on bail

On numerous occasions, I have blogged about the result of electing the social justice judges who continually let murderers and other violent criminals out on the streets based on their inability to pay for the bail bond that a sane justice system would require.

Just in case you have forgotten, there was the case where Chicago’s Mayor defended the release of an illegal alien who raped a 3-year-old.

There is the case in Houston where a man on bond for murder robbed a convenience store while wearing an ankle monitor. During that armed robbery, surveillance cameras show him jumping over the counter and threatening the clerk with a gun. This man has been accused of murder in 2017 and 2018.

On 14 February 2020, I blogged about seven stories that concerned the numbers and types of criminals released by our Democrat judges.

As early as 7 February 2020, I blogged about a career criminal who killed three family members because he was out on bail.

So, if these past blog posts warm your heart, get ready for more (thanks not only to the social justice District Attorney Kim Ogg and the social justice Democrat judges, but also the social justice Sheriff Ed Gonzalez).

Not to be outdone by Texas, New York Democrats release inmates

With a hat tip to sfcmac, we find from the New York Post that New York Democrats have announced the release of inmates from city jails.

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to release “vulnerable” inmates from city jails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic into local lockups, he said Wednesday.

“In the next 48 hours, we will identify any inmates who need to be brought out because of either their own health conditions — if they have any pre-existing conditions, etc. — or because the charges were minor and we think it’s appropriate to bring them out in this context,” de Blasio said on WCBS radio Wednesday evening.

“That said, we still need our criminal justice system to function,” he added.

The announcement comes as a correction officer and an inmate both tested positive for the deadly illness in the past day.

The Correction Officers Benevolent Association union has called for new masks to protect its members and for all new detainees to be housed in facilities other than Rikers Island amid the outbreak.

Some city officials, including Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, have pushed for the city to begin releasing prisoners who are over 50 years old and at a low risk for reoffending.

(Read more at the New York Post)

What can I say?

I could ask that New York keep their criminals where they should be; however, the moving of criminals where they should be to other places seems to be the entire point of the article above.

The only thing I might suggest would probably be an impossibility in New York: vote conservative.

Liberal expectations and reality do not match on the Coronavirus panic

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As I observe the coronavirus panic, the disparity between liberal expectations and the reality they create becomes more evident

During the past few weeks, I have been watching the coverage of this coronavirus crisis (often observing how the newscasters seem to be treating the audience as imbeciles). Therefore, I have laid out the following observations that fall across this coronavirus crisis from various liberal slants and do not in the least make sense for the reasons that I also note.

The Expectations of Liberals: My Observation
Liberals say that we must trust certain portions of our main stream media.

They claim that “fake news” is a construct of conservatives.

The following paragraphs document five instances of fake news committed (by over 23 “news” organizations) that occurred during the first two weeks of March 2020.

CNN, the Washington Post, and other members of the main stream media first accused President Trump of lying about a Google-developed app to help those who have potentially contracted Covid-19 get tested. Then they had to correct their misinformation.

According to Breitbart, at least eight New York Times authors shared a deceptively edited quote Monday from President Donald Trump’s recent call with state governors, creating the false impression that the president is denying federal support for ventilators that are needed in hospitals treating coronavirus patients.

The Daily Caller went further to report that not only nine New York Times authors, but also the Business Insider, Political Wire, Daily Kos, and Daily Beast repeated the same lie by omission.

Additionally, Breitbart notes that Reuters has been caught stealth-editing a debunked story where they initially claimed Trump wanted to obtain exclusive American access to a coronavirus vaccine.

Add to that, a story claiming that President Trump fired the entire White House pandemic team came out through main stream media sources, but was disproven by Breitbart.

As the contents of the right column of the row above demonstrate, the press would love to catch the President in a lie (even if they have to manufacture and spread it themselves). Why doesn’t the press hold the Chinese government to even a normal level of accountability? Now we know that the Chinese government covered up the origins of the Wuhan virus, suppressed doctors who tried to get news out, and destroyed records, but that news has hardly been shared widely.
Liberals say that conservatives need to tone down the hate during this time of crisis. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin appeared on MSNBC‘s Morning Joy where she suggested that there would be fewer Democrat deaths because they would follow the suggestions of experts offered through the media.(as reported by Breitbart). Elsewhere, similar assertions might be considered hate speech. (However, in related news, a Democrat lawyer who worked to prosecute the impeachment has tested positive for coronavirus.)

Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib shared a tweet telling her followers “F**k the National Day of Prayer,” according to Breitbart.

Instead of conservatives, we saw Bernie supporters cornering a Democrat woman in her car and berating her.

With a hat tip to sfcmac, we see in the Washington Times that immigrants were targeted by leftists for attending a Trump rally.

Following the lines of logic provided by Jennifer Rubin on MSNBC‘s Morning Joy, liberals expect people to submit to the purportedly more accurate and responsible ideas concerning “the truth.” A recent article by Daily Caller, we are reminded that the WHO told us to not worry because China told us the coronavirus was not contagious. Now those same “experts” are credibly being cited by both the press and Joe Biden.
Even without the creative work of the main stream media, President Trump does produce gaffes that the press loves to accentuate. With that said, why doesn’t the press report on the many, many Biden gaffes that not even the most diligent can track? Why not question him about his lie that the WHO offered the U.S. coronavirus tests?

Why don’t they point out how a point out how one doddering old socialist repeatedly confused “ebola” with “coronavirus?”

Numerous liberals (including Bernie, Biden, and other leading Democrats) advocate for open borders even during this crisis.

Nancy Pelosi called the closing of travel from China “over-reacting.”

Joe Biden called Trump xenophobic and racist for shutting off travel from China.

Open borders countries like Italy and Spain have experienced some of the highest infection rates of Covid-19.

European nations with strong borders (like Poland and Hungary) have experienced fewer cases of Covid-19.

Liberal politicians (such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) have adopted a closed-border stance.

The closure of our borders to travelers from China has been credited with preventing cases of coronavirus.

Likewise, numerous liberals (such as Bernie, Biden, and others) continually call for the U.S. to have government-provided health care in various forms.

During the first Democrat debate, all participants supported taxpayer-supported health care for illegal aliens.

As Joe Biden pointed out when making points against Bernie, the single-payer health care system in Italy has begun to flounder under the weight of coronavirus.

Likewise, Spain struggles with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Bernie continually praises communist regimes (China, Cuba, Russia, … ) and suggests the U.S. take on socialistic programs. As pointed out above, the Chinese government (a communist government, for those of you in Rio Linda) covered up the origins of the Wuhan virus, suppressed doctors who tried to get news out, and destroyed records. America does not need communism, no matter what Bernie says.
Along the line of liberals expecting us to take the word of experts, the main stream press seems to want us to accept the word of liberal politicians without question. However, Bernie was not questioned when he claimed we had 87 million uninsured (when Obama claimed 9 million).

Other questions/responses posed on social media

The following are some tweets and responses from conservative people on Twitter. Because the tweets of such people tend to be either shadow banned or deleted, I included both links to the original  tweets and screen captures of the tweets.

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Since tweets, articles, and photos disappear, the following are screen captures of the previously-mentioned tweets

From the New York Times

The following is a screen capture from Julie Bosman’s Twitter feed.

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As if embarrassing herself with the comment about Bloomberg was not enough, Maya Gay also tweeted this tweet.

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The screen capture below shows a tweet by Zach Parkinson that demonstrates that no less than nine New York Times authors participated in the deception.

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Do you have observations?

I would like to read your observations on the gap between liberal expectations and the reality they create for the rest of us.

National Day of Prayer & other good news

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President Trump declares 15 March 2020 a National Day of Prayer

The Christian Broadcast Network reported in a 14 March 2020 article that President Trump called for a national day of prayer on 15 March 2020.

trump2020nationaldayofprayerLate Friday, after declaring a national emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump declared Sunday a National Day of Prayer.

“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer,” the President tweeted. “We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….

The President also tweeted, “….No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!”

Earlier on Friday, officials with the Southern Baptist Convention had also called for a day of prayer to be held this Sunday, asking everyone to pray for the coronavirus global pandemic.

In a statement, the Great Commission Council of the SBC is asking all Southern Baptists and their 47,500 churches to set aside a time of prayer Sunday to pray about the pandemic, President Trump and other leaders, and for wisdom in the face of fear.

The council asked for all to pray on these points:

  • Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives—not only in our communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
  • Pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders—international, federal, state, and local—to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)
  • Scripture says—teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)

(Read more at Christian Broadcast Network)

Because you prayed

In Isaiah 36, Hezekiah faced a situation where enemies stood against him and chances seemed bleak. However, Hezekiah prayed to God and sought the intervention of Isaiah; therefore, in Isaiah 37:21, we read:

Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent word to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Because you have prayed to Me …

;In response to the prayers of this Israelite king, God made the problems of the enemy increase (he was called back to the main office where he was murdered) while He spared his messenger Isaiah and His servant Hezekiah.

By the way, this comes with a hat tip to my son (who sent me a text pointing out that the President had declared a day of prayer).

White House and Pelosi reach agreement on Wuhan virus relief package

We hear from Townhall in a 13 March 2020 article that the White House and Speaker Pelosi have reached a consensus on a Coronavirus funding bill.

pelosiHouse Democrats and the Trump administration have reportedly reached an agreement regarding a House relief bill that addresses concerns over the coronavirus. Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have reportedly discussed the contents of the bill extensively before reaching an agreement.

At a press conference on Friday, Speaker Pelosi said the three most important parts of the bill are “testing, testing, testing.” The Families First Coronavirus Response Act extends free testing for the coronavirus to the uninsured and anyone who needs it. The bill also increases spending on unemployment benefits and Medicaid and allocates money to provide school lunches to students whose schools remain closed during the coronavirus.

“We are proud to have reached an agreement with the Administration to resolve outstanding challenges, and now will soon pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” Speaker Pelosi wrote in a note to her Democratic colleagues.

The House is hoping to pass the legislation later on Friday, sending it to the Senate to take up the bill when they return next week. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier on Friday that he was glad talks were ongoing between the speaker and the Trump administration and was hopeful that Congress could pass legislation to help combat the virus and keep the economy strong.

Although the victims of Coronavirus deserve the funds set aside for them, the following Pelosi attachments seem demonic in nature

While Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to include $1 billion in funding for Planned Parenthood seems not to have been included in the final bill, it almost seems demonic to put funding for taking away life into a bill meant to fund the continuance of life.

Additionally, it seems only right to recognize the absolutely imbalanced coverage the main stream media has dipped into while covering this partially manufactured crisis. In the past, I have supported a limited support of local media (where we reward them for good news provided). However, at this point of the tripe covered, I am ready to throw them all out.

Three stories of good news concerning coronavirus

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  1. One hundred and fifty thousand immigrants from seventy-two nations with coronavirus stopped at border

The Washington Examiner reported in a 11 March 2020 article that 150,000 immigrants from 72 nations with coronavirus have been stopped at border.

Some 150,000 illegal immigrants from 72 nations with cases of the coronavirus have been apprehended or deemed inadmissible from entering the United States since November, raising the ongoing border crisis to a potential public health threat, according to officials.

ReturnToMexicoPolicyFruitsNew figures provided to Secrets show that over half of the nearly 300,000 illegal immigrants apprehended or deemed “inadmissible” this fiscal year came from nations with cases of the coronavirus, including China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea.

The administration has been bracing for a federal court decision that would junk its “remain in Mexico” policy and open the doors on the southwest border. But the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday put that on hold as legal arguments on both sides continue in the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which oversees Arizona and California.

“The border/immigration situation has taken on a whole new dynamic; it’s a public health threat,” said an official.

Secrets recently reported that 328 Chinese immigrants had been seized illegally crossing the border since the virus outbreak began in China.

So far, 150,958 immigrants from 72 nations with the virus have been stopped at the border. DHS has sought to return, repatriate, and remove as many as possible.

What’s more, another 43,000 from Latin nations including Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti and Nicaragua — nations that haven’t reported the virus — have been turned away to wait.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said last week none of the immigrants stopped by agents showed signs of the virus.

The administration has been making the case that continuing the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols that keep immigrants in Mexico pending approval to come into the U.S. to seek asylum is both an important national security and health security issue.

“MPP is all the more critical to keep Americans safe and healthy, which can only be accomplished through lawful and orderly migration,” said an official.

Another said, “We have a unique public health threat posed by individuals arriving unlawfully at the border, where migrants, law enforcement officials, frontline personnel, and the American public are put at risk. All it would take is a single infected individual to impact the detained migrant community within DHS facilities. Without proper precautions, which can only happen through orderly, lawful migration, the virus threatens to spread rapidly. Any halting of MPP would exacerbate this threat.”

Should the policy be lifted, holding stations run by the Department of Homeland Security would immediately fill up, and, there is the potential that the spillover would have to be shipped to facilities around the country.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Luckily, the Supreme Court has decided to uphold President Trump’s right to keep this policy

Even the liberal-left, Trump bashing CNN reported that the Supreme court upheld Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.

In this age of Coronavirus panic, at least the Supreme court seems more reasonable than Bernie and Biden, both of whom pledged to open the border.

  1. Mullah who said Coronavirus was Allah’s punishment
    catches …

This comes from the department of “if you are going to claim an illness constitutes divine punishment on a group, make sure you don’t also catch the illness.” According to a MEMRI article published on 28 February 2020, one Iraqi Shi’ite scholar claimed that the Coronavirus was Allah’s punishment of China for their mockery of Islam.

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Shi’ite Iraqi Islamic scholar Hadi Al-Modarresi, who is based in Qom, Iran, said in a video that was uploaded to the Internet on February 28, 2020 that the spread of coronavirus is undoubtedly an act of Allah that is divine punishment against the Chinese for their treatment, mockery, and disrespect towards Muslims and Islam. In early March, online sources reported that Al-Modarresi contracted coronavirus.

HadiAl-ModarresiHadi Al-Modarresi: “It is obvious that the spread of this virus is an act of Allah. How do we know this? The spread of the coronavirus began in China, an ancient and vast country, the population of which makes up one seventh of humanity. More than a billion people live in that country. The authorities in that country are tyrannical and they laid siege to more than a million Muslims and placed them under house arrest. The journalists in that country began to mock the niqab of Muslim women and they forced Muslim men to eat pork and drink wine. Allah sent a disease upon them and this disease laid siege to 40 million [Chinese people]. The same niqab that they mocked has been forced upon them, both men and women, by Allah, by means of the state authorities and officials.

[…]

“Islam forbade people from eating insects, but [the Chinese] mocked this matter. And there you have it, this disease spread from the world of animals – be it bats, ants, or snakes, the result is the same – to the human world and it has scared humanity in its entirety.”

Occasionally, you just have to laugh

While I don’t minimize the risk of suffering to this man, the eternal risk to his soul by following a twisting of the message of the gospel will cost him much more.

Still, in this case, you just have to step back and laugh when someone gets hoisted on his own petard.

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Of course, other pieces of good news float all around this story. First, the good news that (in spite of both our self-righteousness [Romans 10:3] and sin [Romans 3:23]), God loves us and even this man and wants both us and him in heaven, if he (or we) would only accept the gift [John 3:16]. Another piece of good news previously blogged here is that Iranians have been turning to Christ due to the heavy hand of the regime, one-on-one evangelism, and the calling of God through dreams. Maybe this man can be reached.

  1. Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom

According to an Associated Press article published 11 March 2020, most coronavirus patients recover. Still, with all of the media-driven hype, everyone is anxious. Therefore, it is really surprising when a bit of truth leaks out through the main stream media (as highlighted by the bolding, which is mine).

Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe.

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A recovered patient

The disease can cause varying degrees of illness and is especially troublesome for older adults and people with existing health problems, who are at risk of severe effects, including pneumonia. But for most of those affected, coronavirus creates only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, with the vast majority recovering from the virus.

According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe ailments may take three to six weeks to rebound. In mainland China, where the virus first exploded, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed, but more than 60,000 already have recovered.

Because the difference in impact can be so great, global health authorities have the difficult task of alerting the public to the virus’ dangers without creating panic.

Already, the widespread consequences of the virus have been staggering, sending shock waves through the world’s financial markets. Global oil prices sustained their worst percentage losses since the the Gulf War in 1991, and new restrictions were imposed in Italy and in Israel as the Holy Week approached.

But even some of the most vulnerable patients can fight their way through the disease.

Charlie Campbell’s father, 89-year-old Eugene Campbell, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Edmonds, Washington. Charlie Campbell said his father’s doctor is cautiously optimistic, adding, “Under normal circumstances, he would discharge my dad, but these aren’t normal circumstances.”

(Read more at the Associated Press)

Who would think that the truth might leak out of the main stream media

Among all of the coverage of the hype, who would think that the news that “most patients recover” would be reported? Additionally, who would think that a caption to a graphic within the same article might point out that many cases have recovered? The take-away from that may be a conclusion that a medical doctor brought out during a radio interview on AM 740 KTRH: many people have probably caught the coronavirus without noticing that they had it and have recovered (thence, the mortality rate of this disease may be multiple times lower than originally projected).

Two stories on China and pharmaceuticals

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China threatens to cut off pharmaceuticals to the US

National Interest reports in an 8 March 2020 article that the Chinese communist party has threatened to cut off pharmaceuticals to the US. This threat comes in response to the US closing America to Chinese travel due to the emergence of Coronavirus during December 2019.

China is threatening to wreak havoc on America’s drug supply amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to our globalist elite and especially missteps during the Obama-Biden administration, Beijing has the power to do just that.

China-USIn an article in Xinhua, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpieces, Beijing threatened that it can impose pharmaceutical export controls after which America will be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus.”

Unfortunately, Beijing isn’t bluffing about this capability.

As Rosemary Gibson, co-author of “China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine,” testified to a congressional commission last summer, China has a dominant role in the manufacture of the generic drugs that comprise 90 percent of what Americans take.

The critical vulnerability isn’t just in finished drugs, but what are called active pharmaceutical ingredients, some 80 percent of which America now imports. Most of these come from Red China.

Even finished drugs from other sources are dependent on China. Another major source of generic drugs is India, and 80 percent of that country’s drug ingredients come from China.

There are many culprits behind this betrayal, but some deserve special mention.

Foremost is the globalist cabal that exported our industries to China in the name of “free trade.” As Gibson also reports, within four years of passage of the Clinton-era law giving China unfettered access to U.S. markets and WTO membership, “the last penicillin fermentation plant in the U.S. closed; China’s vitamin C cartel forced the closure of the last U.S. production facility, and the last aspirin manufacturing facility ceased business because of predatory pricing by Chinese firms.”

The Chinese government has used its favorite playbook to make the world dependent on its drugs: protecting and subsidizing domestic manufacturers to undersell American competitors, aided by Chinese industrial espionage. Indeed, biotechnology is one of ten categories of Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” industrial strategy which has driven so much of its theft of intellectual property and dumping of goods at below-market prices to kill U.S. businesses.

Among the globalists, the former Obama-Biden administration is particularly culpable for putting America at risk. During the eight years of that administration, then-Vice President Biden was often the frontman for responding to the increasing number of foreign outbreaks to which America has been exposed.

During the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic in 2009, Biden incorrectly addressed the public about the outbreak, “I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places right now… It’s that you are in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft.”

Speaking about the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, Biden recently said, “I was part of making sure that pandemic did not get to the United States, saved millions of lives.” In fact, the Obama administration admitted people known to have the disease to America.

During the Zika virus outbreak, Biden was in charge of pressuring Congress for funds.

Are we to believe that amid all of this attention to outbreak that Biden and his globalist colleagues didn’t know of America’s growing inability to make even the most basic pharmaceuticals? Throughout the Obama-Biden administration, our dependence on China got much worse.

(Read more at National Interest)

What else can we expect from a socialist communist?

Never mind all of those State Department pieces since the Nixon administration that showed the Chinese as our friends or as ping-pong players or as anything less than a mortal enemy. Rather, remember that this communist party is:

  • The one that killed 45 million of its own citizens in Mao’s “Great Leap Forward”
  • Fought against the US Marines at Chosin reservoir.
  • Supplied ammunition, arms, and technical support to the North Vietnamese as they fought our men

Therefore,to assume that China constitutes anything but an extreme threat seems to be a miscalculation.

Nonetheless, we should be sure to thank the people who were in power to put us in this position (and the person to thank would be presidential candidate Joe Biden). If it were not for Barack and Joe, we would not be in this situation.

By the way, since I looked this stuff up and then heard of it on the Chris Salcedo Show on AM 700 KSEV, this comes with a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo show.

The Coronavirus issue shows China has a ‘global chokehold’ on medicine and can shut down our pharmacies

Breitbart shows how the current coronavirus crisis illustrates how China has placed itself at the crux of the manufacture of drugs and other crucial products.

china-drugs-pharmaceutical-getty-640x480China could effectively shut down America’s healthcare system within months given the one-party state’s “global chokehold” on the manufacturing of medicines and medical supplies, explained Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine.

Gibson, senior adviser at the Hastings Center, offered her remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Ed Martin.

Mansour noted how the coronavirus outbreak in China has exposed America’s dangerous dependence on Chinese production of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed for domestic drug production.

Gibson said, “If China shuts the door on exports of medicines and the ingredients to make them, within a couple of months our pharmacies would be empty. Our healthcare system would cease to function. That’s how dependent we are.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

So, getting cheap pharma out of China now does not seem so good

Now, it seems that the risk of not controlling our own supply of health-related supplies outweighs the benefit of getting cheap pharmaceuticals out of an essentially third-world country.

Let’s bring our supply of pharmaceuticals home.

Nineteen stories on how Democrats hurt citizens and help illegal aliens

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Washington State to Make Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Student Loans

The Epoch Times reported in a 4 March 2020 article that the state of Washington has decided to make illegal aliens eligible for student loans.

WashingtonStateLawmakers are working on a bill that would enable illegal immigrants in the state of Washington to have access to student loans for college.

Senate Bill 6561, originally sponsored by a group of 11 Democrats, aims to set up a student loan program for Washington’s illegal immigrants, including recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, who are not eligible for federal financial aid.

The new aid program, according to the latest version of the bill, is intended to offer “low-interest student loans that are competitive with federal student loan programs.” It is not expected to interfere with state funding or aid for students who have legal immigration status, as the program would be funded by public and private donations and grants. The state of Washington will match donations up to $2 million every two years.

The bill passed the Senate last month in a 34-14 vote and is now being reviewed in the Democrat-majority House of Representatives. If passed in the House and signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee, it would take effect on July 1, 2021.

The bill does not address the issue of whether the recipients, especially those who don’t have DACA, can repay their loans. The DACA program, created by the Obama administration in 2012, grants those who were illegally brought to the United States as children protection from deportation and renewable two-year work permits. Not having DACA usually means not having the ability to work to make student loan payments.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

When there is no provision to make certain that the illegal pays the loan back, who do you think will be left on the hook?

Maybe it will be the same dupes that AOC wants to pick up the tab for flying illegals formerly deported due to crimes committed (refer to the article below on AOC’s bill The New Way Forward.)

Criminals would be protected from deportation under bill AOC and other House Democrats back

Tucker Carlson of Fox News says that the New Way Forward bill would end the deportation of rapists, robbers, and similar felonies. Additionally, there would be other deleterious effects of this ill-conceived bill.

Like the Constitution, this legislation is designed to create a whole new country. The bill would entirely remake our immigration system, with the explicit purpose of ensuring that criminals are able to move here, and settle here permanently, with impunity.

A document produced by Democrats to promote the bill says: “Convictions … should not lead to deportation.”

garciaKeep in mind, we’re not talking about convictions for double parking. The bill targets felony convictions – serious crimes that send you to prison for years. A press release from Rep., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., is explicit about this.

Garcia brags that the bill will break the “prison to deportation pipeline.” How does the bill do that? Under current U.S. law, legal U.S. immigrants can be deported if they commit an “aggravated felony” or a “crime of moral turpitude” – that is, a vile, depraved act, like molesting a child. Under the New Way Forward Act, “crimes of moral turpitude” are eliminated entirely as a justification for deportation. And the category of “aggravated felony” gets circumscribed too.

What does that mean?

Consider this: Under current law, immigrants who commit serious crimes – such as robbery, fraud, or child sexual abuse – must be deported, regardless of the sentence they receive. Other crimes – less severe ones like racketeering – require deportation as long as the perpetrator receives at least a one-year sentence.

But if this bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law by the president, there will no longer be any crimes that automatically require deportation. None.

And one crime – falsifying a passport – will be made immune from deportation, no matter what. Because apparently 9/11 never happened, and we no longer care about fake government documents.

If the New Way Forward Act becomes law, immigrants who commit those crimes and receive those sentences would remain in the country. They’ll all be eligible for citizenship one day, too.

But even that is understating the law’s effect. Even a five-year prison sentence won’t necessarily be enough to secure deportation. The bill would grant sweeping new powers to immigration judges, allowing them to nullify a deportation order.

The only requirement is that “the immigration judge finds such an exercise of discretion appropriate in pursuit of humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, or when it is otherwise in the public interest.” In other words, anti-American immigration judges – and many of them are exactly that – would have a blank check to open the borders. No vote required.

Sound shocking to you? We’re just getting started. Current U.S. law makes drug addiction grounds for deportation, because why wouldn’t it? This bill would eliminate that statute.

Current law also states that those who have committed drug crimes abroad, or any “crimes involving moral turpitude,” are ineligible to immigrate here. The New Way Forward Act abolishes that statute.


The legislation doesn’t just make it harder to deport legal immigrants who commit crimes. It doesn’t just make it easier for criminals to legally move here. The bill would also effectively abolish all existing enforcement against illegal immigration.

To detain illegal immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would have to prove in court that the illegal immigrants are dangerous or a flight risk. But of course, ICE wouldn’t be allowed to use a detainee’s prior criminal behavior as proof he or she is dangerous. That’s banned.

ICE would have to overcome even more hurdles if the detainee claims to be gay or transgender, under 21, or can’t speak English and an interpreter isn’t immediately available.

In other words, it would be much harder to arrest an illegal alien than it is to arrest you. They’re the protected class here. You’re just some loser who’s paying for it all.

But believe it or not, we saved the nuttiest part for last. What could be more destructive than changing U.S. law, specifically to allow rapists, child molesters, and drug dealers to stay in America? How about this: Using taxpayer money to bring deported criminals back into America.

That’s right. This bill would not only abolish your right to control who lives in your own country, but it invents a new right in return: the “right to come home.”

The bill orders the government to create a “pathway for those previously deported to apply to return to their homes and families in the United States,” as long as they would have been eligible to stay under the new law.

The Department of Homeland Security must spend taxpayer dollars transporting convicted criminal illegal aliens into the United States. Who will be eligible for these free flights? Tens of thousands of people kicked out of this country for all kinds of crimes. Sexual abuse. Robbery. Assault. Drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, human trafficking.

From 2002 to 2018, 480,000 people were deported for illegal entry or reentry into America. And under this bill, you’d have to buy them all a plane ticket to come back. The tickets alone would cost about a billion dollars, and that’s before Democrats make you start paying for these criminals’ free health care, too. Which they plan to.

(Read the whole thing at Fox News)

This New Way Forward is one insane Democrat pipe dream and a good reason to remove them from office

The New Way Forward provides illegal aliens:

  • Protection from being deported for committing felonies (rape, child molestation, robbery, …)
  • Protection from the crime of falsifying a passport
  • An opening of a path to citizenship for criminal illegal aliens
  • Protection by social justice judges (who would have latitude to open the borders)
  • A pathway for criminals from other nations to moving here
  • Protection from ICE (who would have its hands bound for even violent offenders)
  • A free ride back into America if they had been deported due to breaking US law

What does this bill do to support the common American worker (Hispanic, Black, or not)?

  • Nothing

AOC and her Squad stand against amendment protecting Americans from sexual predators

Townhall comments on how AOC and her squad have opposed an amendment that would protect Americans from sexual predators.

A large group of House Democrats prioritized woke culture over national security on Thursday during debate over a bill to protect the rights of Transportation Safety Administration employees. The bill’s intent is to level the playing field between TSA workers and other federal government employees.

One-hundred and seventy-four House Democrats voted against an amendment to the bill that will ensure that anyone found guilty of sexual misconduct, violent crime or suspected terrorism would not be hired by TSA, the Washington Free Beacon originally reported. The amendment was put forth by Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and supported by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).  The amendment passed, with 42 House Democrats joining the GOP minority.

SquadAgainstProtectingAmericansFromSexualAttacksLeading the opposition to the amendment, which largely serves public safety, was the progressive “squad” including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA); Speaker Pelosi elected not to vote on the amendment in question. Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) cited proven cases of sexual misconduct by TSA employees, and argued that Rep. Underwood’s amendment will keep predators off of federal payrolls, per Free Beacon:

“We have two options today: Adopt the Underwood amendment and keep sexual predators off of the federal payroll, or reject it and reward sexual predators with a paycheck from the taxpayer,” Rep. Lesko said.

Voting against a measure that would protect Americans from sexual predators is a new low for the squad.

(Read more at Townhall)

If the Squad stands in support of a bill that allows sexual predators to remain, they are not the party of #MeToo

Along with Black Lives Matter actions that tries to victimize blacks, this support for sexual predators shows that Democrats support criminality, not your standard American.

Nonetheless, surely Democrats cannot be completely blind to the needs of legally voting American. Therefore, in my responses to the next sixteen or so articles, maybe I can track the degree of concern there might be for American citizens.

Chicago Ignored ICE Detainer On Illegal Alien — Now He’s Been Arrested For Allegedly Abusing A Toddler

The Daily Caller reported in a 29 February 2020 article that Chicago ignored an ICE detainer on an illegal alien who now has been arrested for abusing a toddler.

An illegal alien arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a toddler would have been in federal custody had the Chicago Police Department in 2019 honored an immigration detainer on him and not release him back into the community.

Christopher PuenteImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration detainer for Christopher Puente, 34-year-old Mexican national living in the U.S. illegally, with the Chicago Police Department in June 2019 upon his arrest for theft. However, that detainer request was ignored, and Puente has since been charged with sexually abusing a child, according to a press release by the agency.

An ICE spokesperson ripped Chicago leaders, noting that their lack of cooperation could have prevented Puente’s alleged crime.

“How many more victims must there be before lawmakers realize that sanctuary policies do not protect the innocent?” Robert Guadian, field office director of Chicago Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), asked in a statement. “Puente should have been in ICE custody last year and removed to his home country. Instead, irresponsible lawmaking allowed him to walk free and prey on our most vulnerable.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

In this case of a repeat offender illegal alien who was released by Democrats, the level of concern for this three-year-old seems to be low

Democrats, by releasing this repeat offender, showed little concern for law-abiding Americans, their offspring, and even the somewhat law-abiding community of illegal aliens. Still, who is counting?

I am. This is another loss for Americans and a win for illegals.

Chicago Mayor Defends Freeing Illegal Alien Accused of Child Sexual Assault

Breitbart lets the mayor of Chicago defend the release of an illegal alien who now has been accused of child sexual assault.

Lightfoot-PuenteChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) and the Chicago Police Department are defending freeing an illegal alien convicted felon who allegedly sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl in a public bathroom.

As Breitbart News reported, 35-year-old illegal alien Christopher Puente from Mexico was charged in Chicago, Illinois, with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault after he allegedly locked himself in a McDonald’s bathroom stall with a three-year-old girl and proceeded to sexually assault her.

Puente could have been transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody by Chicago law enforcement officials in June 2019, but instead, the sanctuary city released the illegal alien back into the general public.

In statements to local media, Lightfoot and Chicago Police officials defended their release of Puente months before he allegedly sexually assaulted the three-year-old girl.

“If ICE is complaining, then they should do their job better,” Lightfoot said. She continued:

[ICE officials are] critical because we have said very clearly we are a welcoming city, a sanctuary city. Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE on any immigration-related business. And that’s affected their ability to conduct immigration raids across the city. But that’s exactly our intention. We have to make sure our police department is seen as a legitimate force in all our communities.

Likewise, Chicago Police officials defended their sanctuary city policy in a statement:

The Chicago Police Department remains committed to protecting all Chicago residents regardless of their immigration status. Our pledge to restrict ICE access to our information systems and our refusal to cooperate with ICE immigration enforcement measures has not changed.

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Puente has a long criminal history in the U.S. after first illegally crossing the southern border sometime before 2011. Puente has two felony convictions for burglary in 2011 and 2017 and was convicted of forgery in 2012.

While crossing the Texas-Mexico border in Brownsville in December 2014, Puente was confronted by U.S. Border Patrol agents and claimed to be an American citizen, giving them a fraudulent birth certificate. Puente was already a convicted felon in the U.S.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Releasing the repeat offender and then blaming ICE displays a new low for a new Democrat administration in Chicago

The home of Obama really knows how to play into the Democrat model. The only problem may be that they are acting like Democrats too early in their administration. Treating your constituents like trash this early in the mayoral term may backfire.

Still, this does count as a loss for Americans and a win for illegals.

Illegal Alien, 31, Charged with Raping 14-Year-Old Girl in Idaho

Breitbart tells us how a 31-year-old illegal alien has come to be charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Idaho.

An illegal alien has been charged with allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in Caldwell, Idaho, after providing her with alcohol, according to law enforcement officials.

JaimeGalvanJaime Galvan, a 31-year-old illegal alien with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer, was charged with raping the 14-year-old girl after the two met up and he served her two pre-mixed alcoholic cocktails, the Idaho Press reported.

The girl told police that Galvan told her to lay down after she became dizzy from the drinks. That’s when Galvan allegedly started touching the girl and raped her.

Galvan was asked to stop by the girl but continued, the girl told police. The girl said the rape occurred for about five minutes. Afterward, the girl said Galvan put her pants back on her and left the room.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Even Rocky Mountain Democrats seem to prefer pandering to illegal aliens rather than law-abiding citizens

Maybe they figure that the illegal alien felon community will be more likely to vote than the standard, law-abiding American. They could have a point there.

Nonetheless, this counts as a loss for the standard, law-abiding American.

Joe Biden Says ICE Shouldn’t Deport Drunk-Driving Illegal Aliens

The Daily Caller points out how Joe Biden says ICE shouldn’t deport drunk-driving illegal aliens.

Joe Biden Says ICE Shouldn’t Deport Drunk-Driving Illegal AliensFormer Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he would not allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to deport illegal aliens who get caught drunk driving.

Biden said during a 2020 election forum with Vice News that if he wins the presidency he will issue an executive order that only allows ICE agents to deport individuals who have committed felonies — “and I don’t consider drunk driving a felony,” Biden clarified.

“I would hold ICE agents accountable if in fact they stepped over my executive orders, which is no arrest of any kind outside of the schools,” Biden said. “You know, look at the — one of the things that’s happening is, particularly for the latino and hispanic kids, is the incredible pressure on them in terms of their sense of security.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Since Hunter Biden has a history as a drug fiend, maybe there is a family reason for Joe supporting drunk driving

While you can never tell what gaffe-a-minute Joe Biden will say, maybe there might be a little bit of reasoning behind this desire to exempt illegal aliens from deportation when they get caught driving drunk.

On the other hand, as a Christian, I can get behind a policy of forgiveness (as long as the administration also includes a policy of recompense for those harmed). However, without some type of recompense, there can be no forgiveness.

Nonetheless, this response accounts for the fifth point since I started counting after the third article. In all of the cases, the American citizens came out on the losing end while illegal aliens won.

New York Democrats Move to Register Illegal Aliens, Non-Citizens to Vote Unless They Opt Out

Breitbart points out how New York Democrats have moved to register illegal aliens and non-citizens to vote unless those people (who cannot legally vote) opt out.

New York State Senate Democrats have advanced a plan that will automatically register to vote all residents who apply for a driver’s licenses — which now includes non-citizens and illegal aliens — unless they “opt-out.”

NewYorkMapOn Thursday, Senate Senate Democrats passed legislation that will automatically register all residents who obtain driver’s licenses through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMVs). As of this year, illegal aliens are able to obtain driver’s licenses in New York, indicating that illegal aliens and non-citizens will only be excluded from the state voter rolls if they check the “opt-out” box before applying for a license.

New York Democrats have argued the law has safeguards in place to prevent non-citizens from registering to vote, including a provision that says DMVs shall not send voter registrations of ineligible applicants to the State Board of Elections:

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no agency designated under this section shall transmit to the State Board of Elections any application for registration for a person that is, by virtue of data collected by the agency during the same application for services or change of address or name transaction, demonstrably ineligible to register or pre-register to vote by reason of age or not being a citizen of the United States. [Emphasis added]

Effectively, the New York law would place the burden to opt out of voter registration on non-citizens and illegal aliens, similar to that of California’s automatic voter registration law.

New York Democrats have claimed the legislation will “reduce the incidence of voter registration fraud and voting fraud,” and “prevent erroneous disfranchisement of eligible citizens, promote greater participation of eligible voters in elections…”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Americans lose when Democrats dilute the vote with illegal votes

When Democrats bring in illegal aliens to vote, it take away your vote. Therefore, once again, law-abiding Americans lose and illegal aliens win at the hands of Democrats.

Illegal Aliens Celebrate New Jersey Giving Them Driver’s Licenses

Breitbart shows a video of illegal aliens celebrating New Jersey giving them drivers licenses.

Illegal aliens in New Jersey celebrated and cheered this week after obtaining the right to a driver’s license following the passage of a law that will be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy (D).

NewJerseyMapOn Monday, following a statewide initiative by the open borders lobby, the New Jersey State House and State Senate passed a bill that will allow illegal aliens living in the sanctuary state to obtain driver’s licenses — similar to that of the laws in California and New York.

After the legislation’s passage, illegal aliens chanted “Sí se puede!” which translates to “Yes we can!” and posted hashtags online such as “#LicensesForAll!”

There are roughly half a million illegal aliens living in the state of New Jersey, and nearly 340,000 of those illegal aliens will be eligible for driver’s licenses within the next three years following Murphy’s signing of the law.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Because licenses can allow the illegal alien to acquire an undeserved voter registration and other benefits, this does not help the rest of us

The driver’s license acts as a gateway document. From that little document, access to our voter registration system, our transportation control system (which was meant to make our flights more secure after 9/11), and other systems comes open.

Again, Americans lose to the illegal aliens.

Maryland Sanctuary Counties to Free Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapists, Murderers, Child Abusers

Breitbart published a 24 November 2019 article pointing out how Maryland sanctuary counties were set to release accused illegal aliens accused of raping children, murdering, and abusing children.

Maryland sanctuary counties are expected to release into the United States six illegal aliens accused of child rape, assault, murder, and child abuse, federal immigration officials say.

Prince-George-CountyIllegalsThe sanctuary counties of Prince George County, Maryland, and Montgomery County, Maryland, may soon release six illegal aliens who are accused of a number of violent crimes against children and American citizens, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Jaycob Kidlat, an illegal alien, has been charged with five counts of sexual abuse of a minor, rape of a child under the age of 14-years-old, and third-degree sexual offense. ICE placed a detainer on him in June and it is unclear when he will be released, and if he will be freed rather than turned over to federal agents.

Likewise, illegal alien Alpha Ibrahimbah Mansaray has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless driving, as well as a series of drug crime charges. Mansaray was arrested in September and ICE has a detainer on him.

Illegal alien Luis Miguel Cabrera was arrested in September 2018 in one of the two sanctuary counties on charges of child abuse resulting in the death of the child, child sex abuse, and rape of a child under the age of 14. ICE has placed a detainer on him.

Illegal aliens Jaun Rivas-Montano and Manuel Carballos-Morales were both arrested this year on charges such as child sex abuse, child abuse, child molestation, and second-degree child abuse. Both have ICE detainers, but their release dates by the sanctuary counties are unknown.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Releasing rapists, murders, child abusers, and other felons into the community when the community doesn’t have to endure those criminals is a loss for the community

We know that the recidivism rate for many violent crimes (especially those centering on sex) remains high. Therefore, if criminals convicted of these crimes can be removed from the nation when their sentence has been completed, then the nation wins.

In this case, since these Maryland counties have chosen to protect felons rather than cooperate with the federal government, Americans lose and illegal aliens win.

Illegal Alien Accused of Physically Abusing, Raping His Step-Children

Breitbart points out how an illegal alien has been accused of raping his step children.

An illegal alien has been arrested after being on the run from law enforcement for alleged child abuse and child sex crime charges.

JoseBulmaroCruz-GuillenJose Bulmaro Cruz-Guillen, an illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested evading child abuse and child sex crime charges for incidents that occurred in 2014 and 2019, according to WBRC.com. The illegal alien had been twice arrested last year for crossing illegally through the United States-Mexico border.

According to law enforcement officials, Cruz-Guillen was investigated in 2014 for allegedly repeatedly punching his four-year-old stepson in the face and on his body.

Then, years later in 2019, Cruz-Guillen was indicted for allegedly sexually abusing his stepdaughter for years. The abuse allegedly involved first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, and sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old.

(Read more at Breitbart)

If the step-children were American, Americans lose

If the step-children were American, Americans lose. If the step-children had to be rescued by Americans, Americans lose. Finally, since the family has been immersed in the American community and has built relationships there, Americans lose by proxy.

11-Year-Old Allegedly Raped Repeatedly By Two Illegal Immigrants

The Daily Caller reports in a 14 August 2019 article that two illegal aliens raped a 11-year-old girl.

Two illegal immigrants have been charged with second degree rape of the same 11-year-old girl in Maryland.

Montgomery County Police arrested Mauricio Barrera-Navidad, 29, of Damascus, Maryland, and Carlos Palacios-Amaya, 28, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, for allegedly raping the same under-aged girl on multiple occasions, WJLA reports.
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The victim reported the instances of rape to a school social worker in July.

The victim was introduced to Palacios-Amaya in September 2018 through her older brother, according to WJLA. Palacios-Amaya then reportedly raped her several times over the following months, authorities say.

On one occasion, Palacios-Amaya used a cell phone to record sexual acts with the 11-year-old, according to court documents. Investigators reportedly found several images on Palacios-Amaya’s cell phone of himself and the victim.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Let me ask you. Who won in this contest between two illegal aliens and one 11-year-old girl

For my part, I would count this a loss for the little girl from Maryland.

Illinois Sanctuary County Frees 1K Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 2019

Breitbart reports that an Illinois sanctuary county freed 1,000 criminal illegal aliens into the community during 2019.

Cook-County-sanctuaryThe sanctuary county of Cook County, Illinois, released more than 1,000 criminal illegal aliens back into American communities in fiscal year 2019, federal data finds.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials revealed this week that Cook County — which has shielded criminal illegal aliens from deportation since at least September 2011 — freed about 1,070 criminal illegal aliens back into neighboring communities in fiscal year 2019.

“The most concerning issue about working in an area that refuses to cooperate with ICE is not only that we do not know which criminal aliens are being released from custody, but the public doesn’t know either,” ICE official Henry Lucero said in a statement.

ICE officials detailed the cases of illegal aliens Rasheed Abass, a 50-year-old from South Africa, and Kennete Acevedo Ortiz, a 28-year-old from Nicaragua, who were free from Cook County custody despite ICE agents requesting they be turned over to them for arrest and deportation.

Abass was arrested in June 2019 and charged with indecent exposure. A month later, Abass was arrested for assault. After each arrest, ICE requested that Abass be turned over to them, but the requests were ignored and he was freed back in the community. His current location is unknown

(Read more at Breitbart)

In this article on the Cook County release of 1,000 illegal alien criminals into the community, several things can be learned

First, from the picture, it becomes evident that “illegal” is not a race. Therefore, being opposed to allowing illegal aliens access to our nation cannot be racist.

Second, because Cook County protected the illegals rather than reporting them to ICE, Democrats in Cook County must value illegal aliens over voters.

Boulder County Police ask public for help after releasing illegal alien charged with child sexual assault

The Daily Caller chronicles how Boulder County Colorado police force had to ask for help after releasing an illegal alien.

A Boulder County, Colorado, man charged with child sexual assault and wanted by local law enforcement is living in the U.S. illegally, the Daily Caller News Foundation exclusively confirmed.

The Lafayette Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney’s office are asking the public for help in locating Francisco Barraza-Porras, a 47-year-old man who was released from custody, skipped his court date and is at large. ICE revealed to the DCNF that Barraza-Porras is an illegal alien, and Boulder County officials confirmed that they do not honor ICE administrative warrants.

The incident showcases the consequences when sanctuary jurisdictions fail to transfer custody of an illegal alien over to federal immigration authorities.

Barraza-Porras, who was last known to be living in Lafayette, Colorado, was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on a child. Instead of keeping him in custody or handing him over to ICE, local law enforcement released him back into the public with an order to appear to appear before court on March 2.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

The first step to getting help is to ask for help; however, these police might have started by not releasing the criminal

When politically-correct police departments start by releasing criminals into the community rather than removing them from the nation, the nation loses.

San Francisco Ignored ICE And Released An Illegal Alien Who Had Been Arrested Seven Times

The Daily Caller explains how politically-correct San Francisco ignored ICE to release an illegal alien who had been arrested seven times.

San Francisco ignored multiple pleas by federal immigration authorities to transfer custody of a criminally convicted illegal alien, revealing how far city leaders will go to refuse cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations officers apprehended an unnamed illegal alien near a courthouse in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, the agency revealed in a press release. The arrest marked the latest development in an ongoing saga between ICE and San Francisco officials regarding this particular alien, whom they refused to hand over despite his extensive criminal history.

The illegal alien, who was not identified by the agency, had been arrested by local law enforcement at least seven times in the past five years. ICE had lodged eight detainers with law enforcement following his arrests, but the agency said that because of “sanctuary laws,” he was able to be released back into the community each time.

“For many years, the city and county of San Francisco has refused to cooperate with ICE — much to their own detriment,” said ICE San Francisco Field Office Director David Jennings.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

In another case of deja vous, Americans lose at the hands of Democrats working to benefit illegal aliens

Admittedly, it surprises this conservative that the Democrats have been so brazen to support a seven-time offender rather than supporting the safety of the American community.

Americans 0, …

Eighth Illegal Alien Has Been Charged With A Sexual Crime In Montgomery County, Maryland

The Daily Caller points out how an eighth illegal alien has been charged with a sexual crime in Montgomery County, Maryland.

A Nigerian national has been charged in Montgomery County, Maryland, for rape, marking the eighth illegal alien to be charged with rape or another sexual crime in the county since July 25.

Oluwakayode AdebusuyiOluwakayode Adebusuyi, a 26-year-old man from Nigeria, allegedly raped an intoxicated woman in her car, according to ABC 7 News. Federal Immigration authorities confirmed that Adebusuyi is an illegal alien. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and is currently being held in detention on $250,000 bond.

A statement from federal immigration authorities confirmed that the Nigerian national is living in the U.S. unlawfully.

“On Sept. 1, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers lodged a detainer with the Montgomery County Detention Center on unlawfully present Nigerian national Oluwakayode Adewole Adebusuyi. Adebusuyi was arrested Aug. 28 on local charges, including rape,” a statement from ICE read.

This is not the first time Adebusuyi has been in trouble with the law for sexual crimes.

He was charged with a second degree assault, a fourth degree sex offense, and false imprisonment in August 2018, according to arrest documents obtained by ABC 7. However, prosecutors dropped the charges for unknown reasons. Adebusuyi has since worked as a ride-share driver.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s deja vous, all over again.”

While we don’t know that the woman who was drunk in the car was an American, we do know that her attacker was an illegal alien. So, in this case, we really cannot say that the American lost while the illegal alien was promoted by the Democrats.

Still, America operates on a somewhat civil society. This constituted an attack on civil society. Therefore, in truth, the score here for work-a-day Americans is 0 and the illegals and Democrats pull one over again.

New York City Law Allows Fines Up To $250,000 For Saying ‘Illegal Alien’

The Daily Caller reported on a New York City law that allows fines up to $250,000 for saying “illegal alien.”

New York City may fine individuals up to $250,000 if they use the term “illegal alien” in a derogatory way, according to an announcement from the city’s Commission on Human Rights this week.

“BREAKING: New York City has made it illegal to threaten to call ICE based on a discriminatory motive or to tell someone ‘go back to your country.’ Hate has no place here,” the City of New York tweeted Thursday.

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In addition, “derogatory use of the word ‘illegal alien’” can result in a fine.

“The guidance states that the use of the term ‘illegal alien,’ among others, when used with the intent to demean, humiliate, or harass a person, is illegal under the law.”

Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio promote the new policy on Twitter and warned others that they will face “consequences” for insulting illegal immigrants.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

So who wins when liberals curtial conservative American’s free speech rights?

That is a good question. In my eye, nobody wins — because this continual lack of civility from the left needs to be met with an equal force from the right.

As made evident by the incivility throughout the Kavanaugh hearings, the Trump impeachment, and all matters following those events, it seems no Democrat remaining in the House has any desire to fight fairly. For any Republican to not match that force with equal force will be a losing proposition.

So, again, Americans 0, Democrats and illegal aliens 1.

Massachusetts City Allowing Illegal Aliens To Drive Without A License

The Daily Caller points out how Cambridge, Massachusetts has been allowing illegal aliens to drive without licenses.

City councilors in Cambridge, Massachusetts, voted to prohibit police officers from arresting illegal aliens if they are caught operating a vehicle without a license.

Under a newly passed city ordinance in Cambridge, residents are still legally required to carry a driver’s license if they are operating a vehicle, but local law enforcement has been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens caught driving without identification, Boston 25 News first reported.

The city ordinance, ordained Feb. 10, marks what appears to be the most lenient policy for undocumented immigrants and roadway rules.

The city councillors who passed the ordinance say it’s necessary given increased immigration enforcement emanating from the White House.

“We need to protect our community members from a federal government that’s out of control,” Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan said of the rule. “There are no other reasons for the police to arrest someone, give them a court summons instead which keeps them out of the clutches of the Trump administration.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

While this presents a better option than providing illegal aliens with licenses, it only does so by the breadth of a hair

Cambridge may not be supplying illegals with drivers’ licenses (and thereby providing them access to various systems, as noted above). However, by allowing them to drive without licenses, they are likely taking any citizen unlucky enough to be involved in an accident with an illegal (that is, they are taking a bit of their car, their money, and their raised auto insurance rates).

So, Americans lose at the hands of illegals and Democrats again.

AOC wants illegals answering census

Townhall reports that AOC wants illegal aliens to be answering the census now that the courts have ruled that the census cannot ask about citizenship.

AOC_isAnIdiotTwoEveryone saw this coming. Democrats fought tooth and nail to keep census forms from inquiring about an individual’s citizenship status. They won, so now people like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are urging illegal aliens to fill out census forms so Democrats like herself can keep their bogus congressional districts. According to reports, it’s likely that New York state will lose a congressional seat as a result of the 2020 Census. State Democrats, who would be tasked with redrawing New York’s congressional districts, are reportedly salivating at the opportunity to cut AOC’s seat since the progressive congresswoman is often out of step with Democrats in the state.

On NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Thursday, AOC said it was important for everyone in America, including illegal aliens, to fill out census forms for the purpose of congressional representation and funding for federal programs.

“We’re all going to get mailed a prompt to fill out the census in the next two weeks or so, and so what I think is really important is that we all fill this out,” AOC lectured the audience. “It happens once every ten years. Every single person, no matter your documentation status, no matter your housing status, income, etc., is to be counted, and it determines how much our schools are going to get funded, how much infrastructure gets invested, and of course how many members of Congress each community gets.”

AOC went on to say that in some parts of New York City the self-reporting is only half of what she and her progressive allies think it should be.

(Read more at Townhall)

In this last case, AOC wants the illegals in her district to be counted

By having the illegals in her district counted, they can receive the benefits due to Americans.

Schumer, this is where it stops

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The full weight of the law must come down on Chuck Schumer

As he pointed out during his guest host appearance at The Hamilton Corner, Todd Starnes noted that Chuck Schumer violated several points of the law. The first was US Code 6134, which says:

It is unlawful to … make a harangue or oration, or utter loud, threatening, or abusive language in the Supreme Court Building or grounds.

A point about the location

At this point, it must be noted that his comments were made at a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court.

A point about the exact words (as opposed to what Chuck “apologized” with)

Additionally, should you have only heard Chuck Schumer in his non-apology apology or the main stream media summary of the situation, you might not know how threatening his speech really became. In that event, I urge you to either listen to the video above or read the text (taken from a Breitbart article) below:

SchumerAttacksKavanaughGorsuchSchumer said, “Now, we stand here today because behind me, inside the walls of this court, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments, as you know, for the first major abortion right cases since [Justice] Kavanaugh and [Justice] Gorsuch came to the bench. We know what’s at stake. Over the last three years, women’s reproductive rights have come under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history. From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas, Republican legislatures are waging a war on women, all women, and they’re taking away fundamental rights. I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you, if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

(Read this at Breitbart)

What should happen to Chuck Schumer

According to 40 USC 6137 – Penalties, Chuck should receive from among the following punishments:

(a) In General.—An individual who violates this subchapter, or a regulation prescribed under section 6102 of this title, shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 60 days, or both.

(b) Venue and Procedure.—Prosecution for a violation described in subsection (a) shall be in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia or in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, on information by the United States Attorney or an Assistant United States Attorney.

(c) Offenses Involving Property Damage Over $100.—If during the commission of a violation described in subsection (a), public property is damaged in an amount exceeding $100, the period of imprisonment for the offense may be not more than five years.

Additionally, there is precedent

Trent Lott was driven out for much less

Trent Lott lost his position in the Senate due to compliments directed toward a former Democrat (Strom Thurmond) who, during his years as a Democrat, had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. To illustrate how this imbalance between Democrats and Republicans has built, it should be noted that Hillary Clinton also praised a former KKK member (Robert Byrd) as a mentor during her years as a senator.

Therefore, due to both the precedent and the imbalance, I think that Republicans must NOW  start to insist on an equal application of the law. Rempve Chuck and prosecute him.

Additionally, there is the factor of violence against Trump supporters

Maxine Waters stood behind her right to debate issues (although her prompts to violence were not made on the House floor)

Maxine Waters encouraged her followers to engage in violence during a toy drive documented on 24 June 2018 in the American Mirror, where she said:

Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere, …

Since then, there have been no less than __ attacks on Trump supporters

Just by reviewing the posts at this blog, there seem to have been at least __ attacks on Trump supporters, including:

  1. Attempting to run over Republicans trying to register voters
  2. New York’s Bail reform results in a wave of anti-Semitic crime
  3. Kent County GOP headquarters vandalized
  4. A 26 June 2019 Brietbart article documented eight instances of violence against Trump supporters (also refer to my post, if you want)
  5. Others I remember, but cannot find.

 

Six stories on how Bernie Sanders has and will hurt us

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  1. Sanders tells rust belt workers he is ready to hurt them

Townhall comments on Sanders attempt to follow Hillary Clinton in her promise to shut down coal industry jobs. That is, Sanders pledged to shut down the Rust Belt.

The Nevada Caucus has come and gone, but the debate leading to it had some rather worrisome tidbits if you’re a worker in the Rust Belt. The Democrats just hate you. That’s all we can gather from their agenda, especially Sen. Bernie Sanders.

BernieKillsTheRustBeltIf he isn’t bellowing about health care, it’s climate change. We’re less than a decade away from all of us dying from global warming, according to the Vermont senator. So, that means we have to act now. Not tomorrow, not after breakfast—now! We’re all going to die…unless we do exactly what the Democrats want on this issue, which is typical. And in doing so, Sanders, like his former rival Hillary Clinton, may have had his own coal miner moment. You might remember from 2016 that the former first lady and two-time presidential loser promised to put a lot of coal miners out of business if elected president.

In 2020, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked Sanders what he would say to workers in the Rust Belt, specifically in the key state of Pennsylvania, who are in the natural gas industry. It supports hundreds of thousands of jobs. Banning it, which is what Sanders wants to do, will destroy this industry overnight. And Todd aptly noted The New York Times report that quoted top union leaders in the Keystone State stating that if Sanders or Liz Warren is the 2020 nominee, they will tell their people to either vote for Trump or stay home.

What I tell these workers is that the scientists are telling us that if we don’t act incredibly boldly within the next 6-7 years there will be irreparable damage done not just to Nevada, not just to Vermont, or Massachusetts, but to the entire world.

Translation: I’m going to screw you over. It’s not as blunt as Hillary, but the effects are the same. Will it derail his campaign like Hillary? That remains to be seen.

(Read more at Townhall)

Removing people’s ability to support themselves does not win votes, Bernie

You may candy-coat your plans to terminate whole industries by promising free training, but Bernie, if you come against an industry that currently enjoys robust growth (like the oil industry) or provides things that you claim to want (like zero emissions — as comes from the burning of natural gas) and you express a desire to eliminate these industries, then something will happen. If all the people who work for these industries have to do to eliminate the threat against their industry is to get out and vote, then the workers in these industries had better mobilize and eliminate your campaign through their vote.

Working America, the ball has been served to you from the politician who wants to eliminate numerous jobs in the energy sector (and, like Obama, end options within the medical field). You have the choice of whether to vote for someone who wants to eliminate your jobs and take over your medical options (in this day of coronavirus) or to vote for freedom.

  1. Sanders dumped Vermont & Maine nuclear waste in Texas. When Texas protested, Sanders: “Drop dead.”

Townhall pointed out that Sanders told those who protested nuclear waste to “drop dead.”

As someone who follows politics quite closely, I’m often fascinated when a potent piece of opposition research against a major candidate for office percolates below the radar for years, yet never quite breaks through.  Have you ever heard of ‘Sierra Blanca,’ as it relates to Bernie Sanders?  Neither had I.  Neither had hardly any voters, I’d wager.  Well, expect that to change, sooner or later.  Tim Miller, a hardcore anti-Trump conservative, is adamantly opposed to Democrats nominating Sanders.  He’s written a piece outlining a somewhat obscure episode that he anticipates would be used as a powerful cudgel to clobber Bernie in a general election.  Out of pure curiosity, I clicked the link in one of his tweets, and…wow:

(1) In 1998, then-Rep. Sanders cosponsored a bill that would allow Vermont and Maine to dump their nuclear waste in a poor and largely Latino town in Texas called Sierra Blanca.

(2) A Texas Observer article in 1998 covered protestors from Sierra Blanca confronting Rep. Sanders and being given the stiff arm. The story’s headline was “Sanders to Sierra Blanca: Drop Dead.” Sanders even rebuffed an offer to visit Sierra Blanca, telling its residents, “Absolutely not. I’m gonna be running for re-election in the state of Vermont.”

(3) Liberal hero Paul Wellstone—an actual progressive Democrat—gave a speech on the Senate floor calling this dump “environmental racism.” Former Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes called Sanders actions “insanely callous.”

(4) After Congress approved the proposal, environmental regulators rejected the Sierra Blanca site. But a different site in Andrews County, Texas gained approval a few years later and Vermont/Texas maintain an interstate waste agreement.

(5) In 2016, Sanders’ tax returns revealed that as of 2014 Jane Sanders was still drawing a small salary as an alternate commissioner for the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission as part of the agreement with Vermont that her husband pushed.

BernieKillsSierraBlancaThis story is, well, toxic. Bernie drew up an environmentally-controversial proposal to dump nuclear waste in a Latino community, then refused to meet with the people it impacted.  Oh, and he managed to secure a little sweetheart deal to enrich his wife in the process.  Funneling public and campaign money to his spouse (no stranger to financial scandal) has been something of a pastime for this socialist, who was a jobless deadbeat before becoming a career politician who is now a millionaire with three homes.  This episode is problematic for Bernie on the subjects ranging from environment, to race, to his “man of the people” persona, to graft.  And as Miller notes, it makes for a hell of an ad — and this 15-second spot barely hits the basics:

Miller also points out the a left-leaning ‘fact checking’ organization reviewed an attack from a conservative group on this front four years ago: “Turning Point USA meme’d Sierra Blanca back in 2016 and got enough traction on Facebook that Snopes fact-checked it. Their verdict? Mostly True. It goes without saying that Snopes isn’t really in the business of giving TPUSA their seal of approval.”

(Read more at Townhall)

Don’t let the Democrats fool you. They are not the pro-environment party.

Democrats are the party of “not in my backyard.” This is demonstrated by the fact that they will not have windmills in their immediate area. Likewise, liberals will not have the waste from the nuclear plants that create their “clean electric energy” disposed of anywhere near themselves.

So, when Hispanic Democrats came from Texas to complain about the nuclear waste that Bernie arranged to send into their backyards, Bernie had a message for them. “Drop dead.”

  1. Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Embraces Radical Group That Wants To ‘Abolish Prisons’ And Promoted Palestinian Terrorists

The Daily Caller reports how Bernie Sanders embraces a group that wants to abolish prisons and promote Palestinian terrorists.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has embraced a far-left group that seeks to abolish prisons and has promoted a group the U.S. State Department designated as a Palestinian terrorist organization, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign website touts an endorsement from the radical group, Dream Defenders, and the group’s co-director, Phillip Agnew, is a top Sanders surrogate.

The group’s political arm, Dream Defenders PAC, has been holding twice-weekly phone banking events in support of Sanders.

Dream Defenders aims to abolish the use of prisons, according to the group’s website and public statements.

“Police and prisons have no place in ‘justice.’ Police and prisons aren’t just racist but they work to enforce the separations of rich and poor,” Dream Defenders’s website states.
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Dream Defenders, which first launched in Florida in 2012, has declared its support for the anti-Israel boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) movement, which has its own ties to designated terrorist organizations. It has also has repeatedly promoted the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which has been a U.S.-designated terrorist organization since 1997.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

For the past few months, I have blogged about the social justice judges and DA in Harris county

I have dedicated no less than three blog posts to murders committed by murderers released by the Harris county social justice judges and District Attorney (two blog posts even cover articles on 2-7 murderers). The elimination of prisons would do infinitely more damage to the United States.

  1. Even Bloomberg identified Sanders as a communist

In a 4 March 2020 Breitbart article centering on the face that Bernie did not know about Bloomberg dropping out until a reporter pointed it out, certain salient points come out at the end:

The two, Sanders and Bloomberg, had a bitter back and forth throughout the former mayor’s short-lived presidential bid. Sanders repeatedly slammed Bloomberg for attempting to “buy” the election, and Bloomberg accused the socialist senator of supporting communist policies.

(Read the rest at Breitbart)

Get out your pre-1970 history book. Look at the millions killed by communism

After you get your nose out of the history book, talk to someone with a connection with family in Venezuela or Cuba. Find out what real oppression can be.

  1. #RiggedPrimary And #RiggedDNC Trends On Twitter After Super Tuesday

A Daily Caller article of 4 March 2020 points out how quickly the Sanders-nistas resort to conspiracies once their message does not take hold with the Democrat masses.

Twitter was full of life Wednesday morning following Super Tuesday as the hashtag #RiggedPrimary trended nationwide.

#RiggedPrimary trended Wednesday morning after Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ momentum was severely blunted after former Vice President Joe Biden won more states and took the lead in the projected delegate count on Super Tuesday.

Further complicating things for Sanders was the string of endorsements Biden recently won from the “moderate” lane of the Democratic Party, including former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Biden’s latest endorsement comes from billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who dropped out and announced his support for Biden on Wednesday morning.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

While some of this comes from Trump supporters egging the Bern-istas on, much comes from the young communists

While it may be true that the Democrat primary system slants against Bernie, that is what happens when you join a group that makes telling people what to do a part of their way of operating.

  1. Bernie Sanders flipped on immigration

In a Breitbart article quoting Ann Coulter, the flip from a working-class defender to a open-borders Democrat will cost Sanders.

New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hurt his campaign this election cycle when he dropped the anti-open borders position that he held for decades.

During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Coulter said Sanders once defended working-class Americans against the negative impacts of open borders and mass immigration but has since hurt his campaign by endorsing decriminalizing the U.S.-Mexico border, taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, and an end to deportations of all illegal aliens.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Four stories on how Democrats use the Coronavirus to their advantage

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  1. Nancy Pelosi reacts by calling Trump’s China travel ban to be an “over-reacting”

The Associated Press reports on Trump’s restriction of travel from China, the reactions of a few Americans, the policies of other nations, and a few other points of comparison.

The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations.

President Donald Trump has signed an order that will temporarily bar foreign nationals, other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled in China within the last 14 days. The new restrictions, which take effect at 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, were announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who is coordinating the U.S. response.

“It is likely that we will continue to see more cases in the United States in the coming days and weeks, including some limited person-to-person transmissions,” Azar said. “The American public can be assured the full weight of the U.S. government is working to safeguard the health and safety of the American people.”

Americans returning from China will be allowed into the country, but will face screening at select ports of entry and required to undertake 14 days of self-screening to ensure they don’t pose a health risk. Those returning from Hubei province, the center of the outbreak, will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine.

Beginning Sunday, the U.S. will also begin funneling all flights to the U.S. from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.

The virus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, a troublesome sign that prompted the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global emergency. The death toll stood at 213, including 43 new fatalities, all in China.

A public health emergency in the U.S. allows the government to tap additional resources to send to states, such as emergency funding and if necessary drugs or equipment from the national stockpile, and to suspend certain legal requirements.

(Read more at Associated Press)

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As we can tell by the words of San Fran Nan and her Senate mouthpiece, Chuck, nothing can be allowed to escape politicization

If the President attempts to keep Americans healthy, Nancy politicizes it. As we see in the next article, if some Americans still get sick, Nancy politicizes it. If cows fart, well, you know.

  1. Pelosi: Trump Coronavirus initiative “meager, anemic”

The Washington Examiner quotes Nancy Pelosi in her assessment of Trump’s Coronavirus initiative as being “meager, anemic.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knocked President Trump’s administration for what she described as a weak attempt at containing the coronavirus in the United States.

“[He] puts forth a proposal now that is meager, anemic, in terms of addressing [this],” she told reporters on Wednesday. “With Ebola, we did $5 billion. And now, they’re trying to take the Ebola money and spend it here.”

The California Democrat additionally called Trump’s response to the outbreak of the deadly illness “shameful.”

Having claimed the lives of more than 2,700 people around the world, the coronavirus has spread to six continents and several countries, including the U.S., where 59 people have tested positive for the virus.

Trump assured the public this week that his administration has the spread of the virus under control and has asked Congress for $2.5 billion in response to what the World Health Organization has called a global health crisis. He will hold a press conference Wednesday at 6 p.m. EST about the outbreak.

Pelosi balked at the president’s request to Congress, saying his concern comes too little, too late.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

As posted earlier at this site, Pelosi also withheld funding for Coronavirus research

As posted on my post Four stories on problems created by Democrats, San Fran Nan withheld funding for Coronavirus research so that Democrats could run advertisements against seven Republicans before Super Tuesday.

  1. Democrats lie about Trump Coronavirus plan

Townhall expands on an Associated Press fact check that found that Democrat claims concerning the Trump coronavirus initiative have been lies.

On Wednesday night, President Trump and government health officials assured the American people that the government is working hard to control the spread of coronavirus.

“The immediate risk to the American public has been and continues to be low,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said from the White House. “Our containment strategy has been working. At the same time, what every one our experts and leaders have been saying for more than a month now remains true. The degree of risk has the potential to change quickly and we can expect to see more cases in the United States.”

“Of the 15 people, the original 15 as I call them, eight of them have returned to their homes to stay in their homes until fully recovered. One is in the hospital and five have fully recovered and one is we think in pretty good shape and is in-between the hospital and going home,” Trump said assuredly.

A few of the Democratic presidential candidates somehow managed to even make the health press conference political, trying to suggest he had misled the nation. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused Trump of defunding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Associated Press conducted a quick fact check.

THE FACTS: They’re both wrong to say the agencies have seen their money cut. Bloomberg is repeating the false allegation in a new ad that states the U.S. is unprepared for the virus because of “reckless cuts” to the CDC. Trump’s budgets have proposed cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH. Instead, financing has increased.

As the AP continues to explain, the money that the government used to fight the initial outbreak was from a congressional fund created for health emergencies.

(Read more at Townhall)

As shown, Democrats will lie, threaten, and do anything but work

As this article shows, Democrats will lie to the point that even “fact checkers” like Snopes cannot cover the distortions of the Democrats. Democrats will lie long past when the cows come home (because, if the Democrats had their way, there would be no cows to come home).

  1. Pence promises weight of government in battling Coronavirus

Townhall reports on the Pence promise to put the weight of government behind the initiative against the coronavirus.

Vice President Mike Pence began a rousing speech at the Conservative CPAC conference in DC with a promise that the Trump administration was doing everything in its power to prepare for the effects of Coronavirus.  “We’re all in this together,” Pence said of the growing national concern about possible viral outbreak. Pence also decried “This is not the time for partisanship.”

Pence assured attendees in the packed room at the Gaylord Convention Center in the National Harbor that the president was taking the Coronavirus threat to America very seriously. He strongly asserted that everything possible was being done to prevent an outbreak and prepare for treatment, if necessary.

(Read more at Townhall)

Democrats complain of the lack of  scientific bona fides of Vice President Pence

Nancy Pelosi took specific umbrage with the appointment of Vice President Pence to the head of the Coronavirus initiative, citing what she claimed were failings in his “record on HIV.” However, the fact that VP Pence heads the initiative doesn’t really matter when the experts working under Pence lead our institutions of health in the study of virology and human response to calamity.

Nonetheless, if such leadership did make a difference now that the number of infections has reached the triple digits nationwide, why didn’t San Fran Nan say something about the appointment of a lawyer as the Ebola czar after 1,000 cases had been logged (mostly outside of the United States, but a few were brought into the US and some caught it here)?

Do you remember a single Democrat (that is, one in office) complaining about this? Do you remember one of the media wing of the Democrats (aka, the main stream media) asking Obama about this during Obama’s administration? Can you find a single article documenting the questioning of a lower-level Obama administration worker on the failings of the Ebola taskforce?

I guess that, if it weren’t for double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

Four stories on problems created by Democrats

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  1. Schumer to Kavanaugh and Gorsuch: ‘You Will Pay the Price’ – ‘Won’t Know What Hit You’ if You Make ‘Awful Decisions’

Breitbart reports the sharp words Senator Chuck Schumer had for Associate Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.

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During a speech about the abortion case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated to Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, “you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you, if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

SchumerAttacksKavanaughGorsuchSchumer said, “Now, we stand here today because behind me, inside the walls of this court, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments, as you know, for the first major abortion right cases since [Justice] Kavanaugh and [Justice] Gorsuch came to the bench. We know what’s at stake. Over the last three years, women’s reproductive rights have come under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history. From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas, Republican legislatures are waging a war on women, all women, and they’re taking away fundamental rights. I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you, if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

(Read this at Breitbart)

Does Chuck Schumer see the conductor stopping the gravy train?

That is, does Chuck Schumer look at all of the money that originates in the minority communities, flows through Planned Parenthood, and pours into the coffers of Democrat politicians coming to a halt? Does he see laws from Republican strongholds like Texas and Louisiana as threats to this gravy train?

Is Chuck Schumer afraid that the conservative associate justices might not invent a woman’s right to abort out of a supposed right to privacy?

Why did Chuck Schumer call out the conservative justices by name in what sounds so much like a threat? (Unless, as opposed to his later claims, it was a threat of either physical violence or impeachment [which now does not require the commission of high crimes and misdemeanors — only offense to Democrats].)

Do you remember the ouster of Trent Lott? Senator Lott did not threaten anybody (and calling people out by name and saying “you won’t know what hit you” is a threat). Trent Lott complemented a former Democrat upon the occasion of that former Democrat’s 100th birthday (much as Hillary Clinton called that former Democrat a mentor). For complimenting that former Democrat, Trent Lott was forced out of the Senate.

Why doesn’t that happen here (unless Mitch McConnell really doesn’t lead the Senate)?

  1. Harris county plagued with voting problems

The Texan reports that Harris county has been plagued with voting problems from the outset of early voting for Super Tuesday.

HarrisCountyVotingFraudThe first day of early voting for the 2020 Primary Elections did not go smoothly in Harris County as multiple voters and staff have reported widespread county database issues.

According to several voters, onsite poll workers did not have updated voter registration information that matched information on recently issued voter registration cards. Other registered voters were completely left out of the available database.

In addition, two election judges have reported that voters came in to surrender mail-in ballots so that they could vote in person, but the database available on the e-Poll iPads did not indicate that the voters had requested or received the mail-in ballots.

According to Alan Vera, the ballot security chairman for the Harris County Republican Party,  the oversight could allow for serious election discrepancies.

“If the county clerk has not properly loaded the mail ballot information into their system, then these voters could have voted by mail and again in person,” said Vera. “The same problem was noted for the first two and half days of early voting for the November 5 elections.”

(Read more at The Texan)

It should be interesting to follow up on this to find out how many irregularities existed

I know that, on the night of Super Tuesday, people stood in line up to 6 hours to vote at some Harris county locations.

Note that this did not happen during Republican oversight of the voting process. This comes from electing Democrats over your election and judicial processes.

  1. ‘Beyond The Pale’: Trump Jr. Spokesman Fires Back At Threats From Democratic Congressman

The Daily Caller points to threats made by Representatives against the family of the President.

Donald Trump Jr. spokesman Andrew Surabian fired back at Democratic California Rep. John Garamendi for making threatening comments Friday on MSNBC.

Responding to Trump Jr.’s allegation that some Democrats would like the Coronavirus to explode in order to distract from President Donald Trump’s successes, Garamendi told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson that the president’s son should avoid him for his own safety.

Garamendi said his main concern was what he saw as the administration’s failure to respond adequately to the threat. He also appeared insulted by Trump Jr.’s comments.

“Don Jr. better not get close to me,” Garamendi told Jackson. “It would not be a healthy situation.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

So, when the son of the President responds to tweets like the one below, he gets threats of violence

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  1. Pelosi delayed vote on Coronavirus funding so DCCC could run Super Tuesday ads

Red State reports in a 3 March 2020 article on how Pelosi held up coronavirus funding so that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee could run advertisements against seven Republicans before Super Tuesday.

(Emphasis in the form of bolding is mine.)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a despicable woman with no redeeming qualities.

During her weekly press conference last Thursday, she said, “Lives are at stake. This is not a time for name-calling or playing politics.”

Shortly after it had ended she was criticizing President Trump over his administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis as anemic, opaque, too late and often chaotic.

All the while, Pelosi was holding back a House bill to provide funding to fight it.

Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday night, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “Look how much politics they want to play. The dirty little secret. We have the coronavirus. We need to fund this. You know what Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker, did? She withheld the bill last week. You know why? So the DCCC could run ads against seven Republicans.”

Ingraham asked, “How many people ran ads on the coronavirus, fundraising appeals?”

“I don’t know how many ran, but they actually took the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, spent money, went into these seven Republican seats to campaign against them about the coronavirus when she’s the Speaker of the House. Instead of putting America first, she put her politics first and kept the bill from coming to the floor,” McCarthy explained.

(Read more at Red State)

This woman has nothing to stand on for morality

Her Christianity is made a lie by her support of abortion and infanticide. Her “scruples” regarding healthcare are kneecapped by this. She has nothing.

Eight stories on illegal aliens

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  1. California: Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Arrested for Triple Homicide

Breitbart reports that a twice-deported illegal alien has been arrested for a triple murder in California.

A twice-deported illegal alien, accused of murdering three men in the sanctuary state of California, has been arrested by law enforcement officials.

JoseJose Luis Torres Garcia, a 33-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was identified this week by Riverside County Sheriff’s Office in Southern California for allegedly murdering three men execution-style, as Breitbart News reported. The victims include 50-year-old Jaime Covarrubias Espindola, 38-year-old Jose Maria Aguilar-Espejel, and 28-year-old Rodrigo Aguilar-Esepjel.

Garcia had been on the run, fleeing to Cheyenne, Wyoming, but was arrested by local authorities there when he was pulled over for a traffic stop. During his arrest, police found 15 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Had the sanctuary state of California cooperated with ICE, the three victims would be alive

These three individuals (Jaime Espindola, Jose Maria Aguilar0Espejel, and Rodrigo Esepjel) might have been law-abiding Americans. However, if they were instead illegal aliens (a crime that does not carry a death penalty — unless you are attempting to break into North Korea), they should have been doubly protected in a “sanctuary city.”

Nonetheless, due to liberals ignoring the enforcement of law against those who would break our immigration laws, now three people are dead.

  1. Judge stabbed by illegal alien who had been released three times

Townhall relates the tale of a stabbing by an illegal alien who had been released three times.

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Judge David Blackett

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) logged three immigration detainer requests for an illegal alien accused of repeatedly stabbing Adams County Magistrate David Blackett in Denver last year, according to reports. Jose Armenta-Vazquez, 39, is accused of stabbing the judge in the magistrate’s east Denver home back in August.

One month before the nearly-fatal stabbing, Armenta-Vazquez was released by the Denver Sheriff’s Department for the third time despite active immigration detainers logged against him in each case. According to Breitbart News, the illegal alien has been arrested 36 times on a wide range of charges, including child abuse, car theft, assault and traffic violations. ICE announced the Mexican citizen was first ordered to be removed from the United States back in Mar. 1999.

It’s not clear when Vazquez became a suspect in the stabbing of the judge, but the criminal alien was again arrested in October, after the judge’s stabbing, and released the same month in defiance of a fourth immigration detainer logged by the agency. Vazquez was again apprehended in December on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon related to a separate incident. He was finally charged for the Blackett attack on Jan. 15, 2020, according to CBS4 News in Denver.

(Read more at Townhall)

Considering the liberality of Colorado, this likely will not be the last illegal alien attack

With the sanctuary city status of Aurora and Denver along with 13 Colorado countied, there are ample chances for stabbings, drunk driving events, rapes, murders, and other crimes that should never have a chance to happen.

  1. Repeat drunk driving illegal alien released in Illinois

Townhall comments on the serial drunk-driving illegal alien who was released in Illinois.

Yoni Cruz-LopezGuatemalan citizen Yoni Cruz-Lopez may only be 24 years old, but he’s already racked up three DUI convictions over the past five years in a country that he’s not even supposed to be in. Cruz-Lopez was under the legal drinking age when he picked up at least one of those convictions. Democrats in Illinois thought it was more important for the illegal alien to get back on the road again rather than to turn the dangerous criminal alien over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In 2017, a federal immigration judge ordered Cruz-Lopez to be removed from the United States after he failed to show up at his immigration hearing, as many immigrants are wont to do.

ICE filed a detainer with the Illinois Department of Corrections in Jan. 2019, after the illegal immigrant racked up a felony DUI conviction earlier that year. But on Wednesday, Illinois authorities released the drunk-driving alien back into the community. Thankfully, before Cruz-Lopez could get behind the wheel of a car again, ICE agents sprang into action and arrested the felon at Union Station in Chicago that same day.

“I want the public to know that this is an example of the type of dangerous person sanctuary policies protect – an aggravated felon,” Robert Guadian, field office director for ERO Chicago, said in a statement. “This targeted enforcement action was made in one of the country’s busiest transit terminals, possibly putting commuters and travelers at risk. This arrest should have been made in the secure confines of a jail.”

(Read more at Townhall)

Has Mothers Against Drunk Drivers been disbanded?

Everyone has a mother. Therefore, the first reaction of journalists for atrocities like this was formerly to shove a microphone in front of first a grieving mother and then a representative of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

Now, since the main stream media is hip deep in supporting the cause of “immigrants” (of course, this is a code word for those who break our laws to enter the nation), these “journalists” hardly have time to put a report on the last 15 seconds of the 10 o’clock news (or the online version of the paper).

  1. FAIR: ‘No constituency’ in U.S. for criminal aliens

OneNewsNow reports the words of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) who states that there is no constituency in the United States for criminal aliens.

An immigration reform organization deems it “unforgiveable” that “sanctuary jurisdictions” continue to protect illegal alien criminals who prey on innocent members of the community.

During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump touted the progress his administration has made in regaining control of the southern border through the exercise of executive authority. But he lambasted the Democratic-controlled Congress for its refusal to carry out its responsibility to ensure long-lasting solutions to illegal immigration, including funding a border wall and closing loopholes that have led to large-scale asylum abuse.

Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform isn’t optimistic anything will get done between now and the beginning of next year.

“Congress is just too polarized at this point,” he explains. “But the president did lay out an agenda that most Americans probably would share. They believe that these criminal aliens should not be protected by local governments and then put back out on the streets to prey on people again. There is no constituency in this country for criminal aliens.”

And Mehlman says the presence of Jody Jones in the House chamber, whose brother was murdered by an illegal alien, was a poignant reminder to Congress, state and local officials, and the American people of the devastating human cost of “sanctuary” policies.

“Rocky Jones, in their opinion, was just collateral damage in their political effort to basically obliterate U.S. immigration laws and the enforcement of them,” Mehlman laments. “And unfortunately, that is not a unique story. That’s been happening for a long time all across the country. That is simply unforgiveable.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Legally, there is no leg to stand on when arguing against the FAIR stance

However, in the court of public opinion, the rule of law has little sway. Try arguing this logical stance against a Democrat who has been carrying the emotional water for the local lackie of leftie policy (all built on that lackie’s rhetoric, never mind their real voting record).

In the event that you take on such an argument, you might find yourself arguing against generalities and vague accusations. For example, you might hear:

So, if you do find yourself in such a debate, just be aware of this: in my experience, I have found that I was debating the sub-conscience and their drive to dominate an unknown force. You cannot win against this lack of logic.

  1. Granddaughter of 92-year-old killed by illegal alien speaks out

Townhall quotes the granddaughter of the 92-year-old who had been killed by an illegal alien.

While addressing members of the National Border Patrol Council on Friday, President Trump invited on stage the granddaughter of an elderly New York woman who was raped and slain last month by, allegedly, a known criminal alien recently released into the community under New York’s dangerous sanctuary city policies.

reeaz-khanIn January, New York City police arrested a 21-year-old illegal immigrant from Guyana, Reeaz Khan, for the murder and sexual assault of Maria Fuertes, a 92-year-old grandmother living in Queens. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have blamed NYC’s sanctuary city laws for releasing the known criminal alien back into the community following Khan’s previous arrest for assault and criminal possession of a weapon in Nov. 2019. The elderly Fuertes was found unconscious, her body partially exposed, lying behind a vehicle close to her home just after midnight on Jan. 6. Ms. Fuertes later died from her injuries.

Towards the end of his address on Friday, President Trump invited Ms. Fuertes’ granddaughter, Daria Ortiz, to say a few words about her grandmother, described as a beloved figure in her local community.

“I’d like to take this moment to say my grandmother was very generous and educated,” Ortiz began. “She was a woman who dedicated her time to taking care of others. Before coming to America, she worked as a secretary for the president of her native country, the Dominican Republic. She’s a shining example of when people come legally to this country, work hard, and do the right thing and are law-abiding citizens. My grandmother raised her children and her grandchildren while working hard to give us a future. ”

(Read more at Townhall)

Still, someone will come to defend this grandmother rapist

Someone outside of our legal system will stand on the streets and deem anyone who would condemn Reeaz Khan as an Islamophobe.

  1. Illegal Alien Released by Chicago Authorities Who Ignored ICE, Went on to Rape 3-Year-Old in a McDonald’s Bathroom

Wayne Dupree shares the story of an illegal alien released by Chicago Democrats.

Every single Chicago “authority” involved in the release of this animal should be removed from office and arrested for rape. Because they are as much to blame as the monster who did this.

Here is Chicago’s mayor refusing to cooperate with ICE. She should be removed and arrested. She is to blame for that 3-year-old’s rape.

Again, every one of these officials must be fired and arrested. Every last one.

A Mexican immigrant who was released by Chicago authorities despite ICE telling them not to ‘went on to rape a three-year-old girl in a McDonald’s bathroom as she cried ”daddy, daddy”.’

Christopher PuenteChristopher Puente, 34, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl at the restaurant on 600 N. Clark St. in the River North area of the city at around 8am on February 19.

The alleged attack happened while the girl’s father was in another stall with her brother, who had had an accident in the restaurant.

However ICE had requested that police continue detaining the previously deported felon – who had convictions for forced-entry burglary and forgery.

Despite his background, Chicago declined ICE’s June 2019 request to detain Puente.

ICE have said this is an increasingly common battle, with the agency reporting that Cook County, which includes Chicago, denied more than 1,000 detainer requests in 2019 alone.

Puente’s bond hearing in Cook County heard the little girl’s mouth was covered as she began whimpering ‘daddy, daddy’ – before her father pulled her legs from under the door to get her to safety.

The horrific ordeal was relayed in court where the accused rapist appeared for the first time.

Robert Guadian, field office director of Chicago Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), blamed ‘irresponsible lawmaking’ for Puentes release.

‘How many more victims must there be before lawmakers realize that sanctuary policies do not protect the innocent?’ Guadian said.

‘Puente should have been in ICE custody last year and removed to his home country. Instead, irresponsible lawmaking allowed him to walk free and prey on our most vulnerable,’ he told Fox News.  [Daily Mail]

We’re not doing enough to stop this before it happens. We’re “reacting” to these crimes with outrage, but what we should be doing is shutting these sanctuary policies down by demanding that these officials be held responsible.

(Read more at Wayne Dupree)

Just as with the case of Reeaz Khan, someone will defend Christopher Puente

Someone will stand outside the court (or, in the court of public opinion) tell those who object to the rape of 3-year-olds that we are anti-immigrant or anti-Hispanic or some other liberal sob line. You can bank on it.

  1. Undocumented Population Up In Texas, Despite Nationwide Decline

According to Houston Public Media, the illegal alien population in Texas has risen while the nationwide population has declined.

Texas’ undocumented immigrant population grew 5% over the last seven years, according to information provided by the Center for Migration Studies.

Nationwide, however, the undocumented population decreased by 9%, according to a new report by the center.

Though the state’s undocumented population now includes 75,000 fewer Mexicans, more people are coming from countries like El Salvador, Honduras and India.

“The entire undocumented population living in Texas, including Mexico and every other country, actually increased by 95,000,” said Center for Migration Studies researcher Bob Warren.

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The report also showed that nationwide 62% of undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. by overstaying their visa.

Researcher Bob Warren said that’s why solutions to illegal immigration should address both the border and visa overstays.

(Read more at Houston Public Media)

While this article dates to 2019, most main stream outlets gave it no play

Because the article above goes against the Democrat narrative that says nothing has changed with the invasion occurring through our Southern border, it got no play through the main stream media. Therefore, most Democrats will react with skepticism when confronted with the truth.

  1. Is Houston a sanctuary for illegal immigrants?

Back as far as 2007, the Houston Chronicle seemed to be pointing torward current trends where Sheriff Gonzalez cut ties with ICE, Mayor Turner announced Houston to be a “welcoming city,” and Police Chief Art Acevedo complained loudly against Texas’ law governing sanctuary governments. Nonetheless, against all reason, the Houston Chronicle suggested the following:

Earlier this month, O’Reilly blamed White and Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt for the actions of Pasadena resident Joe Horn, who shot to death two illegal immigrants from Colombia who had burglarized his neighbor’s home.

“These two illegal aliens are dead because of Houston’s sanctuary city policies,” O’Reilly said during an interview segment on his cable TV show. “That’s why they’re dead.”

White couldn’t disagree more.

“It’s a blatant untruth that Houston is a sanctuary city,” White said in an interview last week.

Hurtt agreed, blaming O’Reilly’s “erroneous reporting” for the sanctuary controversy. Still, the debate shows no signs of diminishing locally or nationally. Even the definition of what constitutes a sanctuary city is hotly contested.

Recently, the term has become a kind of political hand grenade, lobbed around in the GOP presidential debates to make opponents appear soft on illegal immigration. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly been accused by his opponents of running New York as a sanctuary city.

(Read more blather at the Houston Chronicle)

That was an almost prophetic article from 2007

Considering that Texas now has a law governing sanctuary governments within Texas (where officials can sent to jail if illegals are released to cause harm to citizens and where funds can be withheld to governments that do not comply), this article almost seems prophetic

  • In the way liberals then wanted to blame the conservative for defending himself,
  • In the way liberals would latch on to a then-undefined term and use it as if it held an understood meaning,
  • In the way that the liberal appealed to emotion (even going so far as to make an unsupported suggestion that “Giuliani has repeatedly been accused by his opponents of running New York as a sanctuary city”) while the conservative appealed to logic

It was for the abuses suffered at the hands of both illegals and libersls — along with these types of arguments — that the Texas law on sanctuary governments was signed into  law on Sunday, 7 May 2017.

Five stories involving sanctuary cities, sanctuary counties, illegal aliens, and the border

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  1. Trump Admin Can Withhold Funds From Sanctuary Cities, Appeals Court Finds

The Daily Caller reports on the recent ruling by an appeals court.

trumpWinningThe 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the White House can withhold funds from sanctuary cities, delivering a victory for President Donald Trump’s fight with jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The Trump administration is legally allowed to withhold millions of dollars in federal law enforcement grants from states and other localities that refuse to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Wednesday. The court’s 77-page ruling was provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The ruling overturns a lower court’s decision that ordered the Trump administration to release the funds to New York City and other states that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Wednesday’s court ruling dates back to a dispute that began in 2017, after the Justice Department moved to withhold law enforcement grants from sanctuary cities and states that don’t allow ICE officials access to their jails or notify them when an illegal alien is set to be released from their custody. In response to this action, New York City and seven states — Connecticut, New York, Washington, New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — issued a lawsuit.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

The above headline and article should make the following article very interesting for Houstonians

Since Mayor Turner has deemed Houston to be a “welcoming city,” Harris county Sheriff Gonzales stopped cooperating with ICE, and now Harris county judge Hidalgo has set up a fund to defend illegals (refer to the following article), the President might apply this power found by this appeals court to Houston and Harris county. The Democrats certainly think that they have too much money if they are spending our money on defense funds like this.

  1. Harris county sets up defense fund for illegal aliens

The Houston Chronicle reports in a 26 February 2020 article that Lina Hidalgo has worked to use county taxpayer funds to set up a defense fund for illegal aliens. This comes to us with a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo show on AM700 KSEV.

LinaHidalgoHarris County on Tuesday approved a taxpayer-funded legal services program for immigrants, including those in the country illegally who face deportation, at the request of County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Commissioners Court voted along party lines, with the two Republican members opposed, to become the first county in Texas to enact such a program.

The Houston area was the largest in the country with no taxpayer support of deportation defense. In Texas, the cities of Dallas, Austin and San Antonio have similar programs.

“We’re very excited to propose a measure that’s going to inject a measure of fairness into our justice system,” Hidalgo said before the vote. “I’ve seen the impact of a federal immigration system that is so broken and convoluted that folks are desperate to have an answer to their case.”

The Republicans —Jack Cagle and Steve Radack —said the county should not wade into a federal immigration issue.

Hidalgo’s resolution directs the Community Services Department to “design, administer funds for, and oversee an immigrant legal services program for county residents, subject to final approval by Commissioners Court.”

Hidalgo’s office estimated the program would cost $500,000 the first year and would require an additional employee to administer it. She said the county would explore partnerships with nonprofits that could help defray some costs to taxpayers.

The county judge said public support of immigrant legal services in other places has been effective in reducing unnecessary detentions and deportations and allowing immigrants to remain in the country legally. Hidalgo said last year she visited a Texas immigrant detention center where men told her they were despondent because their cases had no end in sight. Houston immigration courts have some of the highest backlogs in the country, with nearly 52,000 cases pending.

Legal representation is crucial for defendants to receive due process, Hidalgo said, adding that children sometimes are forced to represent themselves in immigration cases. Unlike in the criminal justice system, immigrants facing deportation are not provided attorneys by the federal government if they cannot afford them.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

The best way to fight this comes via the ballot box

Since early voting for Texas currently is under way, we should all make our voices known to the numb skulls in office.

  1. Former Texas police chief caught smuggling illegal aliens

San Antonio local affiliate KSAT reports that a former Texas police chief has been caught smuggling illegal aliens into the country.

BorderPatrolThe former interim police chief of Dilley was arrested after admitting to transporting undocumented people across a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in Laredo, according to a criminal complaint obtained by KSAT and local media reports.

Rausel Andrei Fonseca-Saldivar was driving a blue big rig hauling a trailer before he was inspected at the Laredo North Border Checkpoint around 8:40 p.m. on Feb. 7, the affidavit states.

When the U.S. Border Patrol agent asked Fonseca-Saldivar if there were any other occupants in the tractor, he responded, “I’m the only person here,” according to the criminal complaint.

Fonseca-Saldivar consented to a search of the cabin of the tractor, and the agent’s partner found three people, who later admitted to being in the United States without authorization, the criminal complaint states.

The agent who filed the complaint said the individuals were found under a blanket behind the driver’s seat in a hidden compartment.

The three people and Fonseca-Saldivar were arrested by the agents and taken into Border Patrol custody for further investigation. Fonseca-Saldivar faces charges related to smuggling undocumented people into the U.S.

(Read more at KSAT)

Does this mean that this former top cop will see years of solitary confinement?

Will this cause this man to be held in solitary confinement for the full time of his punishment? Or, if the guy is a Democrat, will it mean that he does not get any jail time for his law breaking (like Hillary)?

  1. Customs & Border Patrol to deploy tactical agents to sanctuary cities

One America News Network reported that the CBP will deploy tactical agents to sanctuary cities.

The feud between the Trump administration and sanctuary cities is escalating as ICE looks to increase enforcement across the U.S. Immigration enforcement officials announced Friday that Customs and Border Protection is deploying 100 tactical officers to sanctuary cities across the country.

The deployment comes amid a fight between Democrat leadership and federal agencies over cooperation with immigration officials. Specifically, this includes a lack of coordination and communication over information sharing and detaining immigrants when requested by federal agencies.

(Read more at One America News Network)

This may create an interesting situation also, since it may result in actual arrests

Let’s hope that the ICE agents are allowed to do their job unhindered.

  1. Another Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Texas near Border

Breitbart reports in a 15 February 2020 article about an armed smuggler of humans and his arrest in Texas.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an allegedly armed human smuggler during a human smuggling attempt. Del Rio Sector agents have observed an increasing trend in armed human smugglers.

Agents assigned to the Brackettville Border Patrol Station observed a 2019 Nissan SUV approaching the immigration checkpoint for inspection on February 12. The agents referred the driver to a secondary inspection station for further questioning.

During the immigration inspection, agents determined the five passengers in the vehicle were illegal aliens, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by Del Rio Sector officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agent determined the five migrants came to the U.S. from Ecuador.

Agents arrested the driver, a 21-year-old U.S. citizen for attempting to smuggle five illegal aliens further into the U.S. interior, officials stated. Agents carried out a search of the vehicle and found a 9mm Taurus pistol hidden under the driver’s seat.

“Our agents are encountering armed smugglers now more than ever before,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz said in a written statement, “These are dangerous criminals who continue to show little regard for human life.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

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Two more reasons to abandon the social justice Democrat judges


Repeat offender released by Democrat judge accused of raping 86-year-old

With a hat-tip to Andy Kahan and Chris X at KSEV am700 in Houston, we find from NBC affiliate KPRC that a repeat offender was released on a personal recognizance bond that allowed him to rape an 86-year-old woman.

The man accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home and raping her was already wanted on unrelated charges, court records reveal.

Jack Flynn CarlinThe suspected rapist, Jack Flynn Carlin II, is believed to be the same man seen in a neighbor’s doorbell camera footage on Feb. 12, the same day as the rape.

Prosecutors said the victim was tied up with that is believed to be a dog leash while she was repeatedly assaulted.

“Knowing that could have been you… you know my mom is here sometimes, like, alone,” said neighbor Emily Zuniga. “Knowing that he could have been someone else in the neighborhood, or him scoping out in the neighborhood who could he pick. Who could it have been next.”

In December 2019, Carlin was charged with assaulting his girlfriend. He was arrested and released on a personal bond. In January, he failed to show up to court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Carlin has two prior convictions for indecent exposure charges after he showed his genitals to women. In 2009, he was convicted of making a terroristic threat against a person he was dating, and in 1989, he was convicted of burglarizing a home.

(Read more at KPRC)

This underscores the need to reject bond reform

The safety of the law-abiding citizens comes first — not the ability of the defendant to pay for bail.

Murderer released to murder again

With another hat-tip to Andy Kahan and Chris X at KSEV am700 in Houston, we also find from NBC affiliate KPRC that a father of twins was killed.

Juan Jose WilliamsA man was arrested Friday night in connection to a shooting death that left a set of 3-year-old twins without their father.

Juan Jose Williams, 41, is accused of killing Jamarcus Martin Sunday evening in north Harris County.

His family said his murder is a case of mistaken identity.

(Read more at KPRC)

Additionally, during a 5 pm interview between Andy Kahan and Chris it was laid out that this man had numerous felonies and misdemeanors on record when he was let out on bond.

What was not brought out by the article above was that this attack also included a pregnant woman

Thankfully, that pregnant woman, who was shot, has pulled through (as discussed during the interview linked in the Andy Kahan/Chris X interview above).

Twelve stories that show the danger of Sanders

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  1. Sanders says he was briefed on Russian effort to help campaign

The Hill reports that Bernie Sanders knows that Russians have schemed to help his campaign.

BernieScreamsSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday acknowledged that he was briefed by U.S. intelligence officials about Russian attempts to interfere in the 2020 elections, with The Washington Post reporting that Russia has sought to help his presidential campaign.

The Post’s report was published the day after The New York Times reported that House lawmakers were told by U.S. officials last week that Russia was also attempting to interfere in the 2020 elections to help the campaign of President Trump.

Sanders told reporters on the campaign trail Friday that he was briefed on Russian interference efforts “about a month ago,” speculating that the news of potential Russian interference efforts came out now because it was on the eve of the Nevada caucuses.

“It was not clear what role they were going to play. We were told that Russia, maybe other countries, are gonna get involved in this campaign,” Sanders said.

“The ugly thing that they are doing, and I’ve seen some of their tweets and stuff, is they try to divide us up. That’s what they did in 2016,” he added.

Sanders described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “thug” in a statement on Friday, emphasizing that he stands “firmly against” Russian interference efforts.

(Read more at The Hill)

Other reports have Sanders claiming no involvement by the Russians

Other sources suggest that Sanders either denies or deflects any suggestion that Russians might be influencing people to vote for him (as we have heard about President Trump by the main stream media for over four years). This, along with a lack of questions from the main stream media on how many of his policies will limit our rights and kill our economy, show how journalists are actively covering for Bernie Sanders.

However, if the “journalists” wanted to scare up the real sleeper Soviet agents, why don’t they look at the guy who recently praised Fidel, who honeymooned in Moscow, and who claimed Russian-style bread lines were a good thing?

  1. Washington Post reports Russian help for Bernie

Townhall points to the Washington Post as they report on Russian help for the Bernie campaign.

Bernie_SandersAre we seeing a pattern here yet, liberal media? Are we starting to get it when it comes to Russia? No. You people are still a bunch of insufferable morons on this stuff. For years, you thought the Trump campaign and the Kremlin colluded during the 2016 election, despite there being zero evidence to back up that allegation. It was a myth. It was a hoax. It was based on a shoddy piece of political opposition research funded by the Clinton campaign that was exposed as bunk not by one, but two reports. Ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller trashed it as did the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Still, the Left has been consumed by Russophobia. Collusion delusion is still a thing, but now the shots are being fired inside the ship. U.S. officials informed Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, that the Russians are trying to help his campaign (via WaPo):

U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.

President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.

It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken. U.S. prosecutors found a Russian effort in 2016 to use social media to boost Sanders campaign against Hillary Clinton, part of a broader effort to hurt Clinton, sow dissension in the American electorate and ultimately help elect Donald Trump.

“I don’t care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement to The Washington Post. “My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do.

That’s it. Based on the Left’s rules on this nonsense, Bernie is a Russian agent. His trips to the USSR in the past were really meetings with his KGB handlers.

(Read more at Townhall)

It seems only fair that chants of “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie” should be countered with “Russia, Russia, Russia”

sandershoneymooninMoscowPhotos of Bernie in his underwear at a Russian restaurant should be unfurled at every Bernie rally. Chants of “Russia, Russia, Russia” should meet Bernie as he enters the stage.

Just to be fair, the protesters should also include some of Bernie’s words of wisdom like “bread lines can be a good thing,” “wartime occasionally necessitated undemocratic measures,” and other choice bits of knowledge.

  1. Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez push bill to ‘ban fracking nationwide’ by 2025

Breitbart reported in a 3 February 2020 article that Sanders and AOC want to ban fracking by 2025.

oilfieldAn anti-fracking bill crafted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) aims to end the practice altogether, making it illegal “on all onshore and offshore land in the United States” by Jan. 1, 2025.

Left-wing actor Mark Ruffalo teased the bill last week, allowing Sanders to jokingly knock him for “ruining the surprise” of the new fracking legislation.

“I don’t mind if @MarkRuffalo spoils his own movies. But please, don’t ruin the surprise of our new legislation with Rep. @AOC, @SenJeffMerkley and @RepDarrenSoto,” Sanders wrote with an accompanying clip of the Avengers actor evidently “spoiling” the upcoming legislation:

The bill, according to the Hillaims to end fracking altogether, revoking permits for “wells where fracking takes place and that are within 2,500 feet of a home, school or other ‘inhabited structure’” beginning February 1, 2021. It would also “immediately prevent federal agencies from issuing federal permits for expanded fracking, new fracking, new pipelines, new natural gas or oil export terminals and other gas and oil infrastructure.”

It would make the practice, which Ocasio-Cortez has identified as the “leading contributor to our climate emergency,” illegal by January 1, 2025.

“Fracking is a danger to our water supply. It’s a danger to the air we breathe, it has resulted in more earthquakes, and it’s highly explosive,” Sanders said in a statement, according to the Hill. To top it all off, it’s contributing to climate change.”

“If we are serious about clean air and drinking water, if we are serious about combating climate change, the only safe and sane way to move forward is to ban fracking nationwide,” he continued.

Critics of Sanders have defended the practice, warning that its elimination would “spike household energy costs and hurt farmers and manufacturers.”

American Petroleum Institute spokeswoman Bethany Aronhalt told the Hill:

Banning a safe, successful method of developing energy would erase a generation of American energy progress and in the process destroy millions of U.S. jobs, spike household energy costs and hurt farmers and manufacturers.

“Thanks to fracking, the United States is the global leader in reducing carbon emissions,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) tweeted in response to the announcement:

Sanders has long maintained the need for the elimination of fracking, promising to ban it during his presidential bid in 2016.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Rather than banning fracking, maybe start by forcing all socialists to register their party affiliation at their employers

Maybe even the union leadership might want to know who has decided to vote away their Cadillac-health care packages. Surely the owners of the bus company or trucking company might want to know who voted to exponentially increase their costs of operation (electric buses and semi-trucks don’t fall off of the lemon tree). What’s more, I am sure that the biggest employers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana would be interested in who voted to put them out of business.

  1. Bernie Sanders has already drafted ‘dozens of executive orders’ to bypass Congress if elected President

Lifezette pointed out in a 30 January 2020 article that Bernie had already drafted dozens of executive orders to bypass Congress.

BernieTweetDisturbing campaign documents have just come to light showing that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ staffers have already begun preparing “dozens of executive orders” so that he can bypass Congress in the first days of his presidency, should he win the election in November.

The documents, which were obtained by the Washington Post, show that Sanders’ has executive orders prepared on a wide range of issues that include the environment, immigration, and the economy.

Sanders’ team has prepared over a dozen options for reversing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, with one of them being the immediate halting of construction on the border wall. Another potential executive order would remove the limit for the number of refugees that could be admitted to the United States, while a third would reinstate Barack Obama’s DREAMER program, which granted legal status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.

This is just the beginning of the executive orders that Sanders has planned. One order legalizes marijuana in the entirety of the United States, and another would allow the U.S. to import prescription drugs from Canada. Sanders would also declare climate change to be a national emergency as soon as he took office, and he would ban the export of crude oil.

This shows that Sanders is anticipating that Republicans will keep control of the Senate come November, and that he has no intention of letting this stop him from achieving his radical agenda.

Another document obtained by the post was written by Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager; Warren Gunnels, a senior adviser; and Josh Orton, the campaign policy director, who all urge him to use the executive orders to undo the many “wrongs” of Trump’s presidency.

“We cannot accept delays from Congress on some of the most pressing issues, especially those like immigration where Trump has governed with racism and for his own corrupt benefit,” they said.

(Read more at Lifezette)

For all who claimed Trump to be a dictator, they had better speak up here

For all of the freedom-loving people who protested Obama’s and Trump’s use of executive order, I hope that you will stand up against this misuse of executive power.

However, I also have a number of issues against the things that it seems that Mr. Sanders would write his orders on. On these items, there are several contentions that I have with Mr. Sanders’ issue on the “Muslim ban.” First, Mr. Sanders knows that the restriction on travel to the United States only held back peoples from countries that acted as sources of terrorism (Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela). Second, for Mr. Sanders to call this a “Muslim ban” ignores the majority religions of the last two countries on the list.

Regarding the rest of your laundry list of executive orders, Mr. Sanders, you need to go to Congress to propose laws and have them work their way through Congress. Despite your adoration of socialism, this is not a dictatorship, yet.

  1. A problem in the Nevada caucuses

Townhall mentions through a 22 February 2020 article the problems in the Nevada caucuses.

The results during the Iowa Caucuses were nothing shy of a mess and a large part of that had to do with the math worksheets used to calculate how delegates were awarded. There appeared to be some rounding errors and confusion about what happens when the number of potential delegates a precinct had versus how many were actually awarded.

Fast forward a few weeks later and we’re seeing issues yet again. This time they’re somewhat math-based.

According to MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki, Democratic voters’ initial preferences were for Sen. Bernie Sanders (35 percent), former Vice President Joe Biden (17 percent) and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (15 percent). Once votes had to be reallocated, Sanders’ preference spiked to 42 percent, Biden’s jumped to 19 percent and Buttigieg remained the same. Those numbers were based on 10 spotters throughout the state. As of now the Democratic Party has yet to call any precincts.

The National Election Pool, a consortium of various media outlets, have reporters stationed across the Silver State. According to Kornacki, six reporters have reported issues with the caucus process.

“They have reports from six of their reporters, six of their reporters out of 63 sites that they have these reporters at. Six out of 63 or about 10 percent, who have said that they have witnessed issues at precincts with incorporating the early vote with the same-day caucus activity,” the MSNBC reporter explained. “Remember, 75,000 early votes cast statewide. They’re trying to take those results from folks who voted days ago and merge it with what’s happening in real-time with the people who show up and break up with these groups. So at 10 percent of these locations where the National Election Pool has folks witnessing this activity, they say they have been seeing this issue.”

Kornacki said those issues could be part of the reason the Nevada Democratic Party has failed to call any precincts. The projects are based on spotters who watched the vote take place, recorded the results and called it into the National Election Pool.

(Read more at Townhall)

The article above more accurately points to a Democrat party where nobody got 50% of the votes from socialist Democrats

With Joe Biden in the headlines weeks ago due to his bragging about forcing the Ukraine government into firing the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma and Biden’s son, Hunter — one wonders how many moderates who would have voted for him have now decided to throw in the towel.

Considering that Buttigieg wrote an essay praising the socialist Bernie (or all of the similar answers that came from any of the Democrat contenders at the debates), maybe we should not expect a dime’s worth of difference between Bernie and Mayor Pete.

  1. Three of the five takeaways from the Nevada caucuses

The Hill points to five takeaways it thinks can be derived from the Nevada caucuses. Here are excerpts from the first three takeaways that The Hill supposes.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won a resounding victory at the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, putting together a coalition of young people, Latinos and working-class voters to cement his status as front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Here are five takeaways from the Nevada caucuses.

Sanders has a diverse coalition that could carry him to the nomination

In the 2016 primary, Sanders struggled mightily with voters of color, who broke in large numbers for Hillary Clinton and ultimately propelled her to the nomination.

Since then, Sanders has invested heavily in outreach to racial minorities and he’s accumulated a diverse team of dynamic surrogates.

Those efforts are paying off in 2020, as Sanders has built a diverse coalition of Latinos, young people, and union members, who drove him to a huge victory in Nevada, the most diverse state to vote so far.

With 60 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders stood at 46 percent support, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 19.6, former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 15.3, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 10.1.

And Sanders’s diverse base of support makes him even more imposing heading into Super Tuesday on March 3, when about one-third of the delegates will be allocated, with most of them coming from the racially diverse states of California and Texas.

Rivals have an uphill climb in stopping Sanders after decisive Nevada victory

There is not much positive news coming out of Nevada for the also-rans.

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has dramatically outperformed expectations so far, narrowly winning more delegates at the Iowa caucuses and barely falling short in New Hampshire.

But those predominantly white states are not reflective of the racial make-up of the states that have yet to vote. Buttigieg, along with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the third-place finisher in New Hampshire, have not shown an ability to make inroads with voters of color.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised an astonishing amount of money in the days since she took down former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg at the Las Vegas debate. But she’s poised to finish a distant fourth place in Nevada, and it’s unclear where she’ll be able to defeat Sanders, who will be looking to win in her home state of Massachusetts on Super Tuesday.

Biden’s support among black voters appears to be on the decline.

Bloomberg has unlimited money and is the only candidate on the airwaves in all 14 Super Tuesday states, but his disastrous debate performance raises real questions about whether he’ll be able to compete.

The Buttigieg and Bloomberg campaigns are already warning that Sanders might be headed for an “insurmountable” delegates lead by March 3.

Democrats are enthusiastic and turning out in record numbers

Democrats can breathe a sigh of relief — the lower than expected turnout for the Iowa caucuses was a mirage.

More than 176,000 people caucused in Iowa earlier this month, a slight increase from 2016, but nothing close to the blowout numbers from 2008, when the Hawkeye State sent former President Obama on his way to the nomination.

Democrats assumed that caucus and primary turnout would be gangbusters, driven by grassroots energy to defeat President Trump.

But New Hampshire painted a different picture, with a record 300,000 people turning out, blowing past the 288,000 who voted in the 2008 primary.

(Read more at The Hill)

In many ways, this paints too rosy a picture for Bernie

However, a too-rosy picture of Bernie might motivate Trump supporters to get off of dead center. That would be one of the better outcomes of this article.

  1. MSNBC contributor calls Bernie supporters racist liberals

One America News Network reports how Jason Johnson called Bernie supporters racist liberals.

An MSNBC contributor sparked backlash this week after he referred to some of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D-Vt.) campaign staffers as “an island of misfit black girls.”

During a recent interview, Jason Johnson spoke at great length about Sanders’ supporters and, more specifically, the demographics involved.

“I do find it fascinating that racist, liberal whites seem to love them some Bernie Sanders. (They) consistently and always have a problem with any person of color who doesn’t want to follow the orthodoxy of their lord and savior, Bernie Sanders. The man cares nothing for intersectionality. I don’t care how many people from the island of misfit black girls you throw out there to defend you on a regular basis, it doesn’t mean your campaign is serious.” – Jason Johnson, MSNBC contributor

(Read more at the One America News Network)

This assessment fits with the words of the Bernie staffer

If you refer back to the words of Kyle Jurek, Bernie staffer who was recorded by Project Veritas, this assessment somewhat fits.

  1. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews compares Sanders’ Nevada win to France’s fall to Nazis, draws calls for his firing

Fox News relays the words of MSNBC‘s Chris Matthews who suggested Sander’s Nevada win was like the Nazi win over France.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews drew ire on social media Saturday after he compared the Nevada Democratic caucus victory of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to France’s fall to the Nazis during World War II.

“I’m reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940,” Matthews said during the network’s caucus coverage. “And the general calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over,’ and Churchill says, ‘How can it be? You got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.’”

The backlash on Twitter was swift and severe, with many commenters calling for Matthews to resign or be fired. Many pointed out that Sanders’ family includes survivors of the Holocaust.

(Read more at Fox News)

Here, however, Mr. Matthews could have made his point without using a Nazi reference

If he had just said “the race is over” or told a story about the ending of some central event, he could have made the same point. Reference to Nazis cannot be justified.

  1. Buttigieg takes aim at intractable socialist Sanders

Townhall comments on Mayor Pete’s suggestion that Bernie is an intractable socialist.

It did not take long for the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, to target the winner of Saturday’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada. Socialist Bernie Sanders is projected to win a decisive victory in the Silver State, sending the media into a frenzy over renewed concerns that nominating a socialist would all but guarantee a second term for President Trump. In a speech following his apparent loss in Nevada, Buttigieg told a crowd of supporters that nominating Bernie Sanders would not sit well with the American people.

Buttigieg said he believes the best way to defeat President Trump “is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports [Democrats] on the critical issues.”

“Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” Buttigieg warned. “I believe we can defeat Trump and deliver for the American people by empowering the American people to make their own health care choices with medicare for all who want it. Senator Sanders believes in taking away that choice, removing people from having that option of a private plan and replacing it with a public plan whether you want it or not. … but that is different from Senator Sanders’ vision of capitalism as the root of all evil that would go beyond reform and reorder the economy in ways that most Democrats, not to mention most Americans, don’t support.”

It’s going to be harder for Pete Buttigieg to say most Democrats don’t support the Vermont socialist the longer Sanders remains the party’s front-runner. Buttigieg called for an end to the so-called “viscousness and bullying” of the Trump era, warning that a Sanders’ presidency would only continue the toxicity and polarization of our nation’s politics.

(Read more at Townhall)

Prior to the Bernie wins, Buttigieg and Sanders were singing from the same sheet

In the last few weeks, both Mayor Pete and Bernie suggested that Democrats must be exclusively pro-abortion. Both Mayor Pete and Bernie (and all of the Democrats on the debate stage) want to extend health benefits to illegal aliens.

  1. Bernie Sanders Says U.S. Is Worse than Communist China in Jailing People

Breitbart quotes Bernie Sanders in a 22 February 2020 article where Bernie says the USA is worse than the communist Chinese in jailing people.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said during a rally in Texas on Saturday evening that the United States was worse than Communist China in regards to the number of people in jail — a figure that does not count Muslim Uyghurs and others detained in China’s detention camps.

“This is the United States of America. We should not be having more people in jail than any other country on earth including Communist China four times our size,” the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist said.

According to the World Prison Brief’s website, the U.S. has more than two million people in jail, while China has 1,700,000 in jail.

However, China’s figure does not count pre-trial detainees and those in administrative detention. The website said that China had more than 650,000 people held in detention centers in China in 2009, and if still true, that would mean the total prison population would be at least 2,350,000 — surpassing the U.S.

NBC News reported in October that approximately a million Uyghur Muslims are detained in China, according to the U.S. government and human rights organizations.

Nonetheless, Sanders suggested the U.S. was worse than China, for its “racist and broken criminal justice system.”

“The people in jail, as everybody here knows, are disproportionately African American, Latino, and Native Americans,” he said.

He said he would invest in more education for kids instead of “more jail and incarceration,” and he would end the cash bail system in the U.S.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is nothing but a lie

Considering that this lie about the level of jailing is so blatantly false, it is amazing that it comes from the guy who says “the president lies all the time.”

  1. Sarah Sanders warns Trump backers about Bernie’s momentum: ‘We can take nothing for granted’

Fox News quotes Sarah Sanders in a 23 February 2020 article where Sarah Sanders reminds us that we cannot take anything for granted (since we know of the Democrat penchant for election fraud, counting “hanging chads,” and other issues).

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders warned supporters of President Trump on Saturday night not to underestimate Sen. Bernie Sanders following his projected victory in the Nevada Democratic caucuses.

“I think [Bernie Sanders] is looking like the presumptive Democrat nominee at this point. He’s certainly moving in that direction,” Sanders said on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “And I think Republicans have to be extremely careful. We can take nothing for granted at this point. The stakes have literally never been higher.”

Bernie Sanders, who is no relation to Sarah Sanders, will win the Nevada caucuses, Fox News projected Saturday, furthering the democratic socialist’s lead over his Democratic rivals and raising the question of whether he can be stopped on his path to the Democratic nomination.

Sarah Sanders noted the importance of Republicans voting in November to combat Bernie Sanders.

“If crazy socialist Bernie Sanders is the Democrat nominee, as he is well on track to be, literally the way of life and our very freedom is at stake at the election in November and Republicans have to come out in full force and make sure that they get Donald Trump reelected,” Sanders said.

(Read more at Fox News)

As I said before, we must work to the end

We can never take anything for granted. We have to work to the moment that the polls close.

  1. New FEC Filings Show Financial Woes For Democratic Candidates

The Daily Caller reports in a 21 February 2020 article how the FEC filings show how Democrat presidential candidates have experienced financial woes.

Democratic presidential candidates spent more money than they raised in January, new Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show.

Independent Vermont Bernie Sanders stood out as the leading fundraiser thanks to a high volume of small donations while billionaire Michael Bloomberg continued to spend away, The Washington Post reported. Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren struggled financially early on but is showing signs of recovering, while the more moderate candidates appear to be sinking financially, Politico added.

Here’s how each campaign did financially.

Bernie Sanders

Sanders, who is the current frontrunner in the race, had the most funds of any non-billionaire candidate going into February with nearly $17 million, according to The Washington Post.

Sanders spent $26 million and raised $25 million in January, with a majority of donations being less than $200, The Post reported. The only other candidate to raise more than $10 million was Warren.

Elizabeth Warren

Warren had a rollercoaster of a month, starting with the lowest amount of money headed into February with only $2.3 million, according to Politico. The shortage of funds led her to pull ads from Nevada and South Carolina while also taking out a $3 million line of credit.

Still, Warren spent the second-most excluding the two billionaire candidates. To help cover this, Warren turned to PACs. Persist PAC was formed Tuesday to help aid her campaign. This is a flip from her previous opposition to taking PAC money. She told reporters that she would support efforts to weaken PACs in the future, but that in the current state of the campaign, taking money from PACs is “how it has to be.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

This all sounds good, but we still need to work

If you look at all the numbers (especially Trump’s), this can be encouraging. Still, we don’t need to take anything for granted.

Speak to the Texas Republican Party

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The Texas Republican Propositions, my suggestions, and a Biblical reasoning

The propositions put forward by Texas Republicans seek to get the pulse of the grass roots.

Therefore, I encourage you to inform yourself and vote on these propositions.

The following table includes the text of the proposition items, my suggestion for a vote, a reason for my suggestion, and a Bible verse backing that suggestion.

Prop Text: Yes / No ? Why: Verse & Explaination
Prop 1:
Texas should not restrict or prohibit prayer in public schools. Yes. It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after he had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1 NASB)

The best way to teach about prayer will be to teach it at home. However, to allow the use of prayer in school can only benefit.

Prop 2:
Texas should reject restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. Yes. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:4 NASB)

We must have the opportunity to protect ourselves and others.

Prop 3:
Texas should ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying, which allows your tax dollars to be spent on lobbyists who work against the taxpayer. Yes. Do not rob the poor because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate; (Proverbs 22:2 NASB)

This prevents the powerful state from using the money of the people against the people.

Prop 4:
Texas should support the construction of a physical barrier and use existing defense-grade surveillance equipment along the entire southern border of Texas. Yes. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The people whom He has choses for His own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12 NASB)

Because God recognizes the separations of nations and honors the nations that honor Him, people need to be able to defend their own borders.

Prop 5:
Texas parents or legal guardians of public school children under the age of 18 should be the sole decision makers for all their children’s healthcare decisions including, but not limited to, psychological assessment and treatment, contraception, and sex education. Yes. But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8 NASB)

It is up to the parents (especially the father) to protect the children.

Prop 6:
Texas should ban chemical castration, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and genital mutilation surgery on all minor children for transition purposes, given that Texas children as young as three (3) are being transitioned from their biological sex to the opposite sex. No. For each will bear his own load. (Galatians 6:5 NASB)

This proposition contradicts (in essence) the previous. It removes a “no” that the parent must voice and introduces the possibility that the state will make other decisions for the child without consulting the parents.

Prop 7:
Texans should protect and preserve all historical monuments, artifacts, and buildings, such as the Alamo Cenotaph and our beloved Alamo, and should oppose any reimagining of the Alamo site. Yes. So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever. (Joshua 4:7b NASB)

The importance of having a physical reminder of the past comes through here.

Prop 8:
Texas election officials should heed the directives of the Office of the Governor to purge illegal voters from the voter rolls and verify that each new registered voter is a U.S. Citizen. Yes. Stand firm, therefore, having girded your loins with truth. (Ephesians 6:14a NASB)

We must encourage truth among those who we entrust with governmental power.

Prop 9:
Bail in Texas should be based only on a person’s danger to society and risk of flight, not that person’s ability to pay. Yes. When the righteous increase, the people rejoice. But when a wicked man rules, people groan. (Proverbs 29:2 NASB)

The release of murderers by social justice judges has resulted in the murder of innocents.

Prop 10:
Texas should limit our state legislators’ terms to 12 years. Yes. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23 NASB)

Because we are imperfect people, limiting the amount of power any one person has over us only makes sense.

Another social justice judge releases another suspected murderer to commit more violent crime

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Suspected murderer on the run tampered with ankle monitor, police say

With a hat-tip to Andy Kahan, we hear from Houston ABC affiliate KTRK that a suspected murderer has been released on a personal recognizance bond and is now suspected of another violent crime.

ThugA man given bond for murder is now charged with another murder and officials can’t find him.

Gerald Washington is on the run after tampering with his GPS monitoring device, according to officials.

It goes back to May 2018. Washington was granted deferred adjudication, which is similar to probation, for two counts of burglary to a building.

His conditions were amended several times after he allegedly violated them.

Then, in October 2018, he was charged with murder and two aggravated assaults.

Court records state in October 2017, he got into a car and shot three women, killing one of them.

One of the victims told ABC13 she barely knew him, and doesn’t know why he started shooting.

She said she was shot between as many as seven times. Washington was charged in October 2018 for those crimes.

“When you think about it, here’s someone who’s on probation, deferred adjudication, just another form of probation, one of the primary rules and conditions of deferred adjudication and probation is not to violate any laws of society,” explained Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers of Houston. “Being arrested for not one, not two, but three violent offenses generally means you violated those conditions of your probation.”

Despite that, a judge later gave Washington a $200,000 bond, which he made, and was required to wear a GPS monitoring device. Even then, there were violations along the way.

For example, court records show he tested positive just two weeks on “January 30, 2020 for amphetamines & methamphetamines.”

While out on bond, police said he committed another murder this month. Then, according to officials, he tampered with his GPS ankle monitor and is currently a fugitive at-large.

(Read more at KTRK)

When Democrats were swept in to Harris County with the Beto craze, these social justice judges came in

Of course, the sweeping in of the social justice judges in 2018 matched the social justice Democrat district attorney that we gained in 2016 when Republicans voted out the pro-abortion RINO (Devon Anderson, who had an assistant with connections to Planned Parenthood and who received $25K from a late-term abortionist). At the time, it seemed better to vote out a RINO who was prosecuting David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.

Eight stories that illustrate how politics have gone awry

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Politicians milking the system for money

  1. Bernie Sanders rails about common good but public service has made him (and his family) rich

Fox News reported in a 28 January 2020 article how (from the beginning) Bernie Sanders has used public funds to enrich himself and his family.

berniefrombehindSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has been a loud and constant voice for socialist policies throughout his 30 years in Washington, D.C., a self-proclaimed champion of the collective good. But in researching my new book, “Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Political Elite,” I discovered that while Sanders may talk about the common good, his public service has made him and his family quite wealthy.

Perhaps no one has benefited more from Sanders’s career in politics than his wife Jane.

When Bernie was first elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he appointed his then-girlfriend, Jane Driscoll, to head his administration’s Youth Office. Though the position was originally unpaid, Bernie eventually put Jane on the payroll over objections of the city council. The job was never advertised so that others could apply. A local paper noted that Sanders never bothered to provide evidence as to Jane’s “qualifications” for the position.

The appointment would remain a source of controversy for Sanders. After Bernie and Jane got married in 1988, his new wife received a big pay increase. As one local newspaper reported, “Political sparks flew at Burlington’s annual city meeting Monday night as Democratic aldermen raised a series of questions concerning a hefty pay raise for Mayor Bernie Sanders’ new wife and whether she should continue to hold her job as director of the Mayor’s Youth Office.”

After Bernie won election to Congress in 1990, Jane’s business ties to her husband rose to a new level.

In Washington, Jane became one of her husband’s top aides, serving at various times as his chief of staff, press secretary and political analyst. After a decade in Congress, Jane and family went about setting up a company that operated under three different names to provide income tied to Bernie’s political career.

On Sept. 27, 2000, the family formed Sanders & Driscoll LLC, a for-profit consulting company run by Jane, her daughter Carina, and son David. The business also operated under two trade names: Leadership Strategies and Progressive Media Strategies.

(Read more at Fox News)

Never forget that Bernie’s wife also ruined a small college that employed her and her daughter

By running that college on liberal principles, Mrs. Sanders ran the college into the ground. At the same time, that college paid both Mrs. Sanders and her daughter significant sums for their services.

Maybe we should treat this as a cautionary tale for Bernie Sander’s plan for free college (aka, worthless college).

  1. Bombshell? Joe and Hunter Biden were both paid by Burisma

Townhall commented in a 10 October 2020 article how both Joe and Hunter Biden were paid by Burisma.

JoeBidenYellingSo, the plot thickens with Joe Biden and his Ukraine ties. House Democrats have pulled the trigger on their grand plan to impeach President Trump for simply winning the 2016 election. They couldn’t get him on impeachment for “Russian collusion,” but they’re now using some inaccurate whistleblower report that alleged that President Trump tried to shakedown Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, threatening to withhold military aid unless he opened a corruption investigation into Hunter Biden. Hunter was being paid $50,000/month at his position at Burisma Group, an energy company and a sector of the economy that Biden has zero experience.

As the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden, it seems pretty clear that he was there selling access. That’s the allegation. It’s a question that hasn’t gone away, and one that has irritated Joe Biden to no end. And now we’re hearing that Joe Biden was also paid $900,000 which was part of his lobbying fee on behalf of Burisma. The former vice president has repeatedly said that he and his son never discussed overseas business, despite being pictured in a photograph golfing with two Ukrainian energy executives. They didn’t talk business. Who are you kidding? Our friends at RedState wrote about this earlier today. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney, also repeated the claim on Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night (via NY Post):

Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer for President Trump, alleged that a Ukrainian natural gas company that employed Joe Biden’s son Hunter also paid the former vice president $900,000 in lobbying fees.

Giuliani, appearing Wednesday night on Fox News’ “The Sean Hannity Show,” cited as evidence documents released by Andriy Derkach, a member of Ukraine’s parliament.

“Biden, his son and his brother had a 30-year-long scam to make money, millions, selling his public office,” Giuliani told Hannity.

Derkach held a press conference earlier Wednesday in Kiev where he claimed he had documents showing how Burisma Holdings paid Biden the lobbying fees.

(Read more at Townhall)

So, with information from RedState, the New York Post, Sean Hannity, and Townhall, we cannot claim we did not know

Still, this information did not appear on any over-the-fold, main-stream media outlets. During the time that this article came out, all of the over-the-fold space in major publications was taken up by various iterations of the impeachment story. I guess that they didn’t really hide this information. They just made it less visible.

This is partially how Democrats still get elected. Nobody hears about their wrong-doing.

Politicians treated differently by the press

  1. Joe Biden, grilled on Obama-era record of putting children in ‘cages,’ argues ‘we kept them safe’

Fox News reported on how Biden replied to Jorge Ramos. Oddly, this met a different response than when pictures of Obama’s cages were blamed on Trump.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was grilled Friday about the Obama administration’s record of detaining migrant children in what some lawmakers and activists have described as “cages” — with the 2020 hopeful claiming the government did it to keep them “safe.”

Biden, who served as VP for both of then-President Barack Obama’s terms, has cited his experience as a reason he should be the Democratic nominee. But with the Democratic Party shifting to the left on matters related to immigration in recent years, he has faced increased scrutiny about the administration’s policies from those claiming they were cruel.

In an interview Friday posted on Facebook, Univision journalist Jorge Ramos took issue with a claim that Biden made in September in a debate in Houston that the Obama administration never put migrant children in cages — in contrast to the Trump administration.

“What Latinos should look at is comparing this president to the president we have is outrageous,” Biden said in September. “We didn’t lock people in cages. We didn’t separate families. We didn’t do all of those things.”

“You actually did,” Ramos said Friday, showing him a picture of an 8-year-old boy in McAllen, Texas, in 2014.

“What happened was all the unaccompanied children were coming across the border,” Biden said. “We tried to get them out, we kept them safe, and get them out of the detention center… run by Homeland Security and get them into communities as quickly as we can.”

The “cages” are detention centers in which there were also chain-link enclosures. The practice was carried out by both the Obama and Trump administrations, and Biden is correct that in both instances minors were held, in part, for their own safety. An Associated Press fact check last year noted that migrants were housed in the facilities and separated by both age and sex. Those facilities were built and used by the Obama administration, and the Trump administration used the same facilities.

(Read more at Fox News)

The Congress seems unwilling or unable to punish its own lawbreakers

  1. Ilhan Omar breaks campaign finance law by paying her ex $250K

The Daily Mail reported on the sordid details of Ilhan Omar’s affair.

IlhanOmarYellingIlhan Omar’s husband discovered the truth about her torrid affair with her chief fundraiser when he went to her Washington D.C. apartment last spring and found the lovers lounging around in pajamas, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

Ahmed Hirsi had long suspected that Omar, 39, was cheating on him with married Tim Mynett  but the proof came when he caught the hijab-wearing congresswoman in a state that no Muslim woman would expect to be with a man who is not her husband.

Two separate sources confirmed the account to DailyMail.com, saying that Hirsi was left ‘angry and humiliated’ by the encounter.

‘He suspected she was cheating but she kept telling him he was paranoid,’ one source said.

‘He told her he wanted to move down to D.C. to be with her but she insisted he should stay in Minneapolis with the children. Eventually he surprised her down there and his worst fears were confirmed.

‘It wasn’t that he actually caught them in bed but they were clearly in a romantic situation.’

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

While the Daily Mail touches on the salacious nature of the issue, it does not address the illegality

They may have spoken reams on how Ilhan seems to have almost been caught in the act and how her lover has been seen carrying bags of beer, but they ignore the illegality of using campaign funds to pay $250K to one’s husband and another $250K to one’s lover.

  1. Ilhan Omar got hit with state campaign finance violations in July 2018

On the other hand, Breitbart reported in a 6 June 2019 article that Ilhan Omar had been brought up on state charges of campaign finance violations.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was found by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Thursday to have committed several campaign finance violations — and its findings have revived old questions about the legality of her marriage.

In July 2018, Minnesota State Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) filed a complaint with the board against the Neighbors for Ilhan (Omar) campaign committee, which had supported her campaign for state representative. He claimed that she had improperly spent campaign funds on legal work related to her divorce. He later filed additional complaints that she had improperly spent campaign funds on out-of-state travel.

The board’s investigation into Omar found several violations. It noted that while none of Omar’s legal expenses had been for her divorce, she had spent $1,500 on legal expenses related to her personal taxes that were not sufficiently related to the campaign. Furthermore, the board found that some of her out-of-state travel expenses were not related to her legislative duties. She has been ordered to pay reimbursements to her campaign, to file amended campaign finance statements, and to pay a civil fine of $500 to the state.

The board’s report also noted that Omar and Ahmed Hirsi, her current husband, “filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015.” That could add fuel to persistent allegations that Omar had been married to two men at the same time — one of whom, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, City Journal noted in 2016, was rumored (though never proven) to be her brother.

(Read more at Breitbart)

However, it seems the gears of justice turn slowly (if at all) for Democrats

Furthermore, there seems to be a stranglehold on negative information regarding Democrats. Has anyone heard complaints by leadership on either side of the aisle regarding Ilhan Omar and her misuse of campaign funds? Maybe someone has complained, but it does not seem to have reached the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or other main stream media outlets. Therefore, unless we can find it among the alternative media outlets that Google regularly shadow bans, we will never know.

  1. Rashida Tlaib Detained During Airport Protest

The Daily Caller reported in a 15 February 2020 article that Representative Tlaib was detained and released at a protest.

Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib was taken into custody, then immediately released Friday during a protest at Detroit Metro Airport.

The Michigan lawmaker was part of a protest involving picketing Delta catering workers at the airport’s McNamara Terminal, according to WXYZ Detroit.

Diana Hussein of the union group Unite Here posted pictures of the protest, which reportedly blocked traffic:

However, she later corrected her earlier contention that Tlaib had been “arrested” with the group, instead stating she “did participate in solidarity in the civil disobedience.”

After her release, Tlaib took to Twitter to express her views and post a picture of herself with some of the other protesters who were detained.

“We won’t stop until we get #fairwages & #healthcare,” Tlaib tweeted. “These courageous people got arrested tonight at DTW b/c they believe workers deserve human dignity. Shame on you @Delta for leaving workers behind and letting them live in poverty.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Regular plebes who violate this type of law at airport are jailed

However, since Hillary, we have known that “equal under the law” is nowhere near the standard.

Additionally, if you want a case study in unequal under the law, look at Roger Stone. While the law allows up to 9 years for the crime, first-time offenders with no record normally get 3 months (heard during the 5-6 am drive on 21 February 2020 on KTRH AM 740 — which sort-of matches what NBC reported on similar cases). But when the 9-year recommendation gets pulled back by Barr, four prosecutors quit, a multitude of former (Democrat) prosecutors call for Barr to resign, and the world is about to end (according to the press). So, still, nothing is really equal.

The “party of the people” disdains the people

  1. Omar claim of PTSD ‘offensive’ to US veterans, Indiana congressman says; Squad member responds

Fox news reported in a 9 January 2020 article how soldiers have found offense to Ilhan Omar’s claims of PTSD.

An Indiana congressman who served in Afghanistan as a member of the Navy Reserve spoke out on behalf of America’s military veterans Wednesday after U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., claimed she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican, said Omar’s comments were a “disgrace,” calling the remarks “offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.”

Omar had made her remarks during a news conference with other Democrats on Wednesday, at which she said she “felt ill” because of “everything that is taking place” in the Middle East — a reference to the recent U.S. tensions between the U.S. and Iran, including last week’s U.S. airstrike in Baghdad and Iran’s missile attacks early Wednesday against airbases in Iraq where U.S. service members are stationed.

“And I think every time I hear about … I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” she said. “And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war.”

After Banks took issue with her comments, Omar posted a reply on Twitter, making reference to her youth in war-torn Somalia. Omar left her homeland with her family near the start of the Somali Civil War in 1991 and spent four years at a Kenyan refugee camp before immigrating to the U.S. in 1995.

“Hi Jim, I survived war as a child and deal with post-traumatic stress disorder—much like many who have served or lived through war,” she wrote in the tweet, which was addressed to Banks but not tagged. “It’s shameful that you as a member of Congress would erase the PTSD of survivors.”

But Banks doubled down on his comments later Wednesday evening, posting a video that showed Omar and other Democrats giggling in the background as their colleague, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, spoke to reporters about the more than 4,000 U.S. service members killed in Iraq over the years.

“Your words and actions at today’s press conference reveal your feelings toward our soldiers serving abroad and the video speaks for itself,” Banks wrote, including a video of the news conference shared by Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.

Omar posted another message about a half-hour later, elaborating that she had “lived in a war zone” and had “seen what conflict does to families and communities.”

(Read more at Fox news)

This seems to reflect the sentiments of Democrats

Think back. Do you remember how Bloomberg suggested farmers to be idiots? Do you remember Biden calling Trump supporters the “dregs of society?” Do you remember Hillary infamously calling the political camp arrayed against her a “basket of deplorables?” Do you remember how the California legislature reprimanded those who voted for Trump, calling them “bigots?” Do you remember a similar reprimand directed toward Black Lives Matter when they rioted on false pretenses?

It seems that the Democrat party has selected certain groups to be our elites. All other groups need to kowtow to those groups. That, according to them, is just how it is.

  1. Omar laughs at American deaths

Townhall comments in a 9 January 2020 article on how Ilhan Omar laughed at American soldier deaths.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is seen giggling and talking to her colleagues while she is standing behind Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who was discussing U.S. troops killed in war.

“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” Lee said. “We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left 4,000-plus, maybe even 4400 dead, and over 60,000 who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”

Rather than stand silently behind her colleague as she spoke, Omar became a distraction when she starting laughing and turning around to talk to her Democratic colleagues.

“I recall the language in AUMF, it deals with hostilities in Iraq,” Lee continued. “It doesn’t deal with an incident or a dislike or someone in a car coming in from the airport. That is the danger of not acting and I do think with our leadership, meaning the leadership CPC, that will come together around specific answers.”

As Matt covered, Omar said during the press conference that tensions with Iran have left her feeling “a little bit” ill.

(Read more at Townhall)

Thirteen stories on Bloomberg’s failures, problems, insults, and attempts at redemption

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Bloomberg’s failures

  1. Bloomberg’s gun ban rejected in Virginia with Democratic help

The Washington Examiner reported in a 17 February 2020 article that the gun grab in Virginia funded by Michael Bloomberg went down in flames.

Despite spending millions to turn Virginia’s legislature blue and a last-minute visit to Richmond, Democrats in the Senate turned back presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s top goal in the state of banning “assault weapons.”

In a lopsided 10-5 vote, the state Senate Judiciary Committee killed any advancement this year, pushing the legislation off for a year.

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(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Thank God and some sensible Democrats for rejecting this idiocy

While I have a hard time calling some Democrats sensible, I can reasonably affix that label to a few. Thank heavens that those Democrats stopped this incursion into our Second Amendment rights.

  1. Bloomberg’s ban on super-sized colas was both unpopular and unconstitutional

A 30 July 2013 article at Reuters explained first why the measure had been found unconstitutional.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial plan to keep large sugary drinks out of restaurants and other eateries was rejected by a state appeals court on Tuesday, which said he had overstepped his authority in trying to impose the ban.

The law, which would have prohibited those businesses from selling sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces (473 ml), “violated the state principle of separation of powers,” the First Department of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division said.

The decision, upholding a lower court ruling in March that struck down the law, dealt a blow to Bloomberg’s attempt to advance the pioneering regulation as a way to combat obesity. Beverage makers and business groups, however, challenged it in court, arguing that the mayoral-appointed health board had gone too far when it approved the law.

A unanimous four-judge panel at the appeals court agreed, finding that the board had stepped beyond its power to regulate public health and usurped the policy-making role of the legislature.

In particular, the court focused on the law’s loopholes, which exempted businesses not under the auspices of the city’s health department and left certain drinks, such as milk-based beverages, unaffected.

As a result, grocery and convenience stores – such as 7 Eleven and its 64-ounce Big Gulp – were protected from the ban’s reach, even as restaurants, sandwich shops and movie theaters were not. Meanwhile, milkshakes and high-calorie coffee drinks like Starbucks’ Frappucinos would have remained unfettered.

(Read more at Reuters)

My opposition to Bloomberg’s soda ban stands on the same reasons that I oppose other Bloomberg initiatives

We do not need a nanny state. It cannot be there to protect us when we need it (for, as you know, “when seconds count, the police are minutes away.”)

  1. A full list of the things banned by Bloomberg

With a hat tip to ChrisX at KSEV, we can find a full listing of everything banned by big-government Michael Bloomberg at Gizmodo. These bans were:

  1. Smoking in commercial establishments like bars and restaurants (2003)
  2. Smoking in public spaces (2011)
  3. Cigarette sales to those under 21 (2013)
  4. Sales of “flavored” tobacco products (2009)
  5. Smoking e-cigarettes in public spaces (2013) ***
  6. Cigarette in-store displays (2013)
  7. Cars in Times Square (2009)
  8. Cars from driving in newly created bike lanes (2007-2013)
  9. Cars causing congestion below 60th Street in Manhattan (2007) *
  10. Speeding on residential “slow zones” (2013)
  11. Illegal guns (2006-2013) **
  12. Sodium levels in processed foods (2010) **
  13. Trans-fats in restaurants (2006)
  14. Loud headphones (2013) **
  15. Styrofoam packaging in single-service food items (2013)
  16. Sodas larger than 16 ounces (2012) *
  17. Collection of yard waste and grass clippings during certain times of year (2003-2013)
  18. Organic food waste from landfills (2013) **
  19. Commercial music over 45 decibels (2013)
  20. Chain restaurant menus without calorie counts (2008)
  21. The posting of signs in “city-owned grassy areas” (2013)
  22. Non-fuel-efficient cabs (2007)
  23. New cabs that aren’t Nissan NV200s (2013) *
  24. Greenhouse gas emissions (2007)
  25. Government buildings that aren’t LEED-certified (2005)
  26. Non-hurricane-proof buildings in coastal areas (2013)
  27. Black roofs (2009) **
  28. Construction cranes over 25 years old (2013)
  29. No. 6 and No. 4 “heavy” heating oils (2011)
  30. Less than a 2-1 ratio of female and male restrooms in new public buildings (2005)
  31. Cell phones in schools (2006)
  32. Two-term limits for city elected officials (2008) *

* Overruled/appealed ban
** Suggested/voluntary ban
*** Proposed/pending ban

Bloomberg’s problems

  1. Bloomberg’s billions a big problem

OneNewsNow reports in a 17 February 2020 article that one of Bloomberg’s biggest problems is wealth that he has amassed.

A conservative activist says New York’s former mayor will have to overcome several obstacles if he hopes to “buy” the U.S. presidency.

Much has been made about Michael Bloomberg’s obscenely deep pockets and the fact that he could spend a billion dollars of his own money to blanket the country with campaign ads, posing a serious challenge to President Trump’s re-election. But Bloomberg could also face a serious blowback from black voters following the release of a 2015 speech in which he said 95 percent of all crime is committed in minority neighborhoods.

“The tapes that came out recently showing certainly what appeared to be his disdain for the people that live in minority communities is the kind of thing that will hurt him deeply with perhaps the most important voting bloc in Democrat Party primaries,” comments Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families.

And Bauer says Bloomberg has something else to deal with.

“He is the ultimate capitalist success story — a self-made billionaire running in a political party that is increasingly socialist in its orientation,” the conservative activist notes.

And as Bauer points out, some polling data shows nearly 60 percent of Democrats could never vote for a billionaire to be their party’s nominee.

(Read the original at OneNewsNow)

For a party like Democrats, having billions is a liability.

For both parties, having earned multiple millions while in office should be a liability for Bernie, Warren, and others.

  1. Bloomberg voices his views on health care for older Americans

Forbes repeats Bloomberg’s words regarding health care for older Americans.

If Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was 95 years old and had prostate cancer, he could afford advanced and extreme medical care to improve and extend his life.

But what about a 95-year-old non-billionaire with prostate cancer who requires medical treatment using taxpayer dollars? In 2011, Bloomberg made the following statement: “If you show up with prostate cancer and you’re 95, we should say ‘go and enjoy, have a nice day, live a long life.’ There’s no cure and we can’t do anything. If you’re a young person, we should do something about it,” said Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor.

Bloomberg warned that society was not yet willing to make hard choices with respect to treating older Americans and this is “going to bankrupt us.”

The video reportedly was released by Daily Caller, a hyper partisan conservative website.

Bloomberg’s 2011 statement surfaced as he released a proposed health care plan to improve retirees’ lives, from giving low-income workers access to government-provided retirement savings plans to bolstering Social Security. Bloomberg said he would limit out-of-pocket drug costs and provide federal coverage for long-term care costs.
Do Bloomberg’s statements constitute age discrimination? Yes. Without a doubt.
Dr. Robert N. Butler, M.D., (1927-2010), who coined the term “ageism” in 1968, said generations throughout history have justified the futility of granting the aged access to health care due to unfounded ageist beliefs. Butler defined ageism is ‘a process of systematic stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes and direct or indirect discrimination against people because they are old.”

In his book, Age-ism: Another Form of Bigotry, Butler writes: “Age-ism reflects a deep seated uneasiness on the part of the young and middle-aged – a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability; and fear of powerlessness, ‘uselessness,’ and death.”
Scapegoating Older Americans
Moreover, Bloomberg’s 2011 ramblings while sitting Shiva with a Jewish family also seem profoundly misguided. There are many other criteria that seem just as likely to bankrupt the United States.

The U.S. health care system is notoriously inefficient and outrageously expensive. It costs four times more to run the U.S. health care system than Canada’s single-payer system. Why is America saddled with a failed system? The U.S. Congress has failed to act in the face of intense lobbying by insurers and pharmaceutical companies.

And why is aging singled out as opposed to other conditions, such as obesity? Some 40 percent of American adults aged 20 and over are obese, a condition that can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke.

The Centers for Disease Control states that coronary heart disease and stroke cost the U.S. health care system $199 billion per year and cause $131 billion in lost productivity on the job.

Why doesn’t Congress address America’s “new national epidemic” and enact sound policy changes, such as limiting unhealthy foods at schools and restoring “gym ” for all students. Congress could tax products that contribute to obesity or require informative labeling of food products  Many blame lobbying by the mammoth food production and retail industries for Congressional inaction.

(Read more at Forbes)

Democrats need to stop fixing what works

Consider this: when Bernie had a heart attack, he did not go to Canada, Great Britain, or Venezuela for treatment. Although he has been hypocritically hopping in his personal jet while lecturing us on “climate change,” he did not hop down to his much-praised comrades in Cuba for treatment. Instead, he went to an American hospital.

So, if the Democrats want to fix anything, they need to open up markets and reward those of us who come together in medical collectives.

  1. Bloomberg insults Christians and Jews

A 15 February 2020 article in Vanity Fair, we find a new set of insults. Among these insults is one that should offend both Jews and Christians (refer to the bold, italicized sentence below).

Friday was Michael Bloomberg’s 78th birthday and the Washington Post gave a belated gift Saturday morning, a blast from the former New York City mayor’s past. “Aw, you shouldn’t have,” he must have said, seeing the news.

The paper has reprinted, in full, The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg, a gag birthday gift published by former Bloomberg L.P. chief marketing officer Elisabeth DeMarse 30 years ago. “Yes, these are all actual quotes,” it says in the introduction, adding “no, nothing has been embellished or exaggerated. And yes, some things were too outrageous to include.”

The Wit and Wisdom, an ersatz monograph on corporate culture, may plunge the 2020 political discourse into a new period. One can easily foresee people arguing if describing the Bloomberg Terminal device as something that “[can] do everything, include give you a blowjob. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business,” is as bad as “grab ‘em by the pussy.”

The pocket-sized collection has long been the stuff of lore. ABC News had a piece on it in December and Bloomberg himself distanced himself from the collection in 2001 during his first mayoral campaign. But today’s reproduction, as Bloomberg readies himself, at long last, to compete in Democratic primaries, is the first time citizens considering him for national office can scroll through his alleged recorded office musings.

Bloomberg’s campaign spokesman Stu Loeser, upon learning of the book’s imminent reproduction, said that the candidate “simply did not say the things somebody wrote in this gag gift, which has been circulating for 30 years and has been quoted in every previous election Mike has been in.” He did add that “Mike openly admits that his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life and some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong.”

Not all of the 121 quotes, divided into sections like “On Computers” or “On Customer Service” will raise eyebrows. Some quotes are simply business-speak, the type of thing you half-hear while zoning out during a meeting. For example:

Everyone I know who is successful loves what they do. The question is: are they successful because they love what they do, or do they love what they do because they are successful? I don’t know. I suspect it’s a combination of both.

Other quotes, while admittedly coarse, are simply benign jokes, like this listed in the “On Profanity” section:

When the Wall Street Journal article came out saying I was profane, my dear old mother called me to ask me if it was true. ‘Ma,’ I said, ‘Fuck ‘em!’

Then there’s typical Manhattanite braggadocio, which might get a laugh at work, but probably isn’t something you want spreading around if you are, you know, running for President of the United States of America. Such as:

You know, there’s a Federal Law that prohibits the serving of good food west of 12th Avenue — look it up.

Or:

I make it a rule never to go to Queens — and since that eliminates both airports I don’t travel a great deal.

And then there’s the sexism and casual bigotry:

If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of Bloomingdale’s.

The Royal Family — what a bunch of misfits — a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.

The three biggest lies are: the check’s in the mail, I’ll respect you in the morning, and I’m glad I’m Jewish.

If Jesus was a Jew, why does he have a Puerto Rican first name?

Whenever my wife catches me eyeing some broad, she’s very careful to turn to me and say “That’s the most expensive piece of ass in the world!”

The scanned PDF also includes some cartoons.

In the middle of all this, however, one can find seeds of progressivism if you look really, really hard. One quote shows a surprising lack of fiery hatred concerning the topic of taxes, at least coming from a business tycoon whose fortune stemmed from letting Wall Street killers know about deals a fraction of a second ahead of the poor schmucks who couldn’t afford his proprietary information system.

(Read more at Vanity Fair)

I encourage you to download the PDF and view it for yourself

Inform yourself by downloading and reading the PDF linked above. This guy said many more offensive things than Trump has been accused of saying. So, when the Democrats support any of these clowns, you know that it is not on principle.

  1. A former Clinton staffer questions Bloomberg’s racist comments (including “stop and frisk”)

Townhall reports that one Clinton staffer suggests that Bloomberg’s “stop and frisk” comments will need to be explained.

Rumors are swirling that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is contemplating adding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to his ticket. According to one of Clinton’s ex-staffers, Zerlina Maxwell, the move is highly unlikely. But, regardless of whether or not Clinton is on Bloomberg’s ticket, the MSNBC analyst believes people need to dig deep into the billionaire’s past.

“One of the things that’s been annoying me about this particular election cycle is when the men who are running for president speculate about women or women of color they’re going to put on the bottom of their ticket as their number two in order to help their chances. Why can’t we just talk about the women themselves?” Maxwell asked.

She reminded people that the former secretary of state has repeatedly said she would not run for president again.

“I’m highly skeptical of this particular report and I think, in some ways, it’s to send a signal to the folks who still love Hillary Clinton, that they should look at Michael Bloomberg,” the former staffer explained. “But they should look at Bloomberg on his own record. He has plenty of issues that he needs to address. He has not been in a debate. He has not done a national interview on television, so, right now, he’s blanketing the airwaves with glossy advertisements. And if millions of dollars in advertisements didn’t work to sell products, even defective ones, they wouldn’t spend so much on advertising.”

Bloomberg has taken hits over redlining and stop and frisk, MSNBC’s Alex Witt said. Despite that, three members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have endorsed the former New York City major.

Maxwell said voters shouldn’t overlook Bloomberg’s past policy positions simply because they want to beat President Donald Trump come November.

“I don’t think that by accepting a deeply-flawed candidate, particularly one who hasn’t debated any of the other candidates. I think black and brown people are jumping ahead before we’ve even had an opportunity to weigh in at the ballot box,” she said. “It’s very important to get endorsements from the [CBC members].”

As the former Clinton staffer said, a candidate can receive CBC endorsements but that doesn’t necessarily translate to black voters. In 2016, Clinton received substantial CBC endorsements but black voter turnout was low.

“His record is one that should be examined by black and brown communities because it’s nice to put money behind good causes and philanthropy, but if you’re doing that at the same time that you’re throwing black children up against the wall and defending it up until weeks before announcing your run, then people have a right to be skeptical of whether or not you really care about these communities,” Maxwell explained.

(Read more at Townhall)

  1. Bloomberg’s sexist remarks

We have to go across the pond to The Guardian‘s 15 February 2020 article to read about Michael Bloomberg’s sexist remarks.

The presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has insisted he is a “champion for women in the workplace”, after the republication of a 30-year-old booklet purporting to contain his “Wit and Wisdom” cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the billionaire former New York mayor.

The Washington Post made the 1990 booklet available online as it published an investigation of how Bloomberg has “for years battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments”. The booklet was presented as a gift to Bloomberg on his 48th birthday party and contains a catalogue of sexist remarks attributed to the billionaire during his time at the company he founded.

The renewed attention on Bloomberg – who has for years been the subject of allegations that his company fostered a hostile and sexist environment towards women – comes as he has surged in the race for the Democratic nomination to face Donald Trump in November.

With the leftwinger Bernie Sanders climbing in national polls and former vice-president Joe Biden falling away, Bloomberg’s self-financed candidacy has begun to attract support from moderates seeking what they believe will be an electable alternative to Donald Trump.

On Saturday the rightwing Drudge Report website caused a stir when it said “sources close to the Bloomberg campaign” said he was considering Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate beaten by Trump in 2016, as his running mate this year.

But with such increasing prominence, fuelled in part by a massive TV and Facebook advertising effort, has come increasing scrutiny of the former Republican’s record in office and his comments and views.

In one comment printed in the 1990 booklet, the businessman turned politician is said to have said of Britain’s royal family: “What a bunch of misfits – a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.”

Of the Bloomberg Terminal, the computer system on which a fortune estimated at $60bn was built, Bloomberg is quoted as saying: “It will do everything, including give you a blowjob. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business.”

He is also quoted as comparing “a good salesperson” to “the guy who goes into a bar, and walks up to every gorgeous girl there, and says, ‘Do you want to fuck?’ He gets turned down a lot – but he gets fucked a lot, too!”

(Read more at The Guardian)

  1. Bloomberg implied farming doesn’t take intelligence in 2016 comments

Fox News reports in a 17 February 2020 article how Michael Bloomberg denegrated farmers in 2016.

Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to belittle both farmers and factory workers in 2016 comments made at a university forum, continuing a trend of old remarks resurfacing to plague the billionaire’s bid for the Democratic nomination.

Joining the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Bloomberg was responding to a question about whether it is possible to unite people in middle America and the coasts. One of the issues standing in the way of that, Bloomberg said, was the inability of blue-collar workers to adapt to the information economy even if they have their education subsidized.

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said. “It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.”

Bloomberg continued: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It’s not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing. But the thing that is the most important, that will stop them from setting up a guillotine someday, is the dignity of a job”

(Read more at Fox News)

During my stint while earning a Bachelor of Arts at Texas A&M, I was introduced to many agricultural scientists

BloombergFarmerI concentrated on technical subjects during that time and took a number of classes in programming. However, that did not dim my respect for the work that students in the agricultural sciences went through. Obviously, Mr. Bloomberg has a bit of a vaunted view of himself regarding a field he seems to have invested little time in learning.

Bloomberg’s attempts at trying to redeem himself

  1. Bloomberg delivers his best attack line against Bernie Sanders … and it was pretty brutal

Townhall comments on the Bloomberg attacks against Bernie during the Nevada debates.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg jumped into the 2020 ring. Or was it a shark tank? He secured a spot on the debate stage for the Nevada debate—and everyone was gunning for him. Mike clogs the spot. He threatens Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He has to be destroyed. He pulls from bases of support that makes everyone’s path to the nomination no matter how small, even smaller. They had to deliver a thousand blows to him. And he was beaten pretty badly by everyone. From stop-and-frisk to allegations of sexually suggestive remarks, Bloomberg came off as cold, calculating, and just unlikeable. He was horrific on the non-disclosure agreement issues that were brought up. It was not good. CNN’s Van Jones called his performance a disaster, but he did have one good attack line against Sanders—and it was a brutal one.

BernieScreamsThe Vermont democratic socialist went on his usual line about how socialism is awesome. He railed against what he sees as socialism for the rich, calling out Donald Trump for getting hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for his business ventures. Sanders also railed against the welfare state expenditures for Walmart’s workers because the Walton family pays what the Left sees as “starvation wages.”

“I believe in a democratic socialism for working people, not billionaires. Health care for all, educational opportunity for all,” said Sanders as he finally ended his stump speech by declaring he will create a government that works for everyone.

And then Bloomberg torpedoed it in a couple of sentences.

“What a wonderful country we have. The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?” he replied.

(Read the rest at Townhall)

  1. Michael Bloomberg considering Hillary Clinton as running mate

Breitbart reports that Michael Bloomberg has suggested Hillary Clinton as a running mate.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering choosing failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a running mate, according to the Drudge Report on Saturday.

Matt Drudge launched a siren banner on the front page of the Drudge Report to highlight the news, citing sources close to the Bloomberg campaign.

According to those sources, internal campaign polling found that the Bloomberg/Clinton ticket would be a formidable force to tackle Trump in the general election.

(Read more at Breitbart)

While Bloomberg may be strategizing, this may be a wrong move

If Bloomberg were to win the presidency with her at his side, it might be the shortest presidency on record.

  1. Candidate Bloomberg Adds Memes to Campaign Arsenal

Breitbart also reports that Bloomberg has been buying memes to build his brand on social media.

Michael Bloomberg’s campaign said Thursday it has invested in sponsored Instagram meme content in a new illustration of his record spending aimed at securing the Democratic presidential nomination.

As he vies to be the candidate to take on President Donald Trump, the former New York mayor is also challenging the president on one of his preferred battlefields — the world of social media, where the comic images known as memes flourish.

“Mike Bloomberg 2020 has teamed up with social creators to collaborate with the campaign, including the meme world,” campaign spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said in an email to AFP.

“While a meme strategy may be new to presidential politics, we’re betting it will be an effective component to reach people where they are and compete with President Trump’s powerful digital operation,” Singh added.

Trump’s surprise election win in 2016 was attributed in part to his use of social media, which was much more aggressive than his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Among the Instagram content creators recruited by Bloomberg are fuckjerry, grapejuiceboys and tank.sinatra, each of which has millions of followers.

On Wednesday they published screen shots of humorous (but fake) private messages with Bloomberg on Instagram — and which they said were sponsored by him.

In one of them, the 77-year-old candidate says that his granddaughter showed him the account.

In one post, Bloomberg appears to ask the account to post a meme to let everyone know he is “the cool candidate” — along with a picture of him in oversized shorts, a Polo-style shirt and a rust-colored vest.

In the meme, the candidate agrees to pay “a billion dollars” for the post.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is another sad instance of buying the presidency

Original articles said that Bloomberg was offering $150 per endorsement. Later scuttlebutt says that people have been earning thousands.

  1. Bloomberg Hits Sanders: ‘Outrageous’ to Call Soleimani’s Death an ‘Assassination’

If I am going to blog on all the things I disapprove of among Bloomberg’s acts, I should also refer to Breitbart‘s 6 January 2020 article where Bloomberg pointed out the outrageousness of Bernie’s statement on the killing of Soleimani.

Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg (D) said it is “outrageous” to describe the death of Iran’s top terror chief as an “assassination” — a description used by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Bloomberg last week took issue with Sanders describing the elimination of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani, an “assassination,” telling reporters that it is an “outrageous thing to say.”

“Nobody that I know of would think that we did something wrong in getting the general,” the billionaire said:

His remarks followed the Sanders campaign’s statement, describing the terrorist’s death as an “assassination”:

Sanders said in a video statement that he would “do everything that [he] can to prevent a war with Iran” and added that he apologizes to “no one” for his position:

Bloomberg, however, took a more measured approach, stating that Soleimani had the “blood of Americans on his hands.” While he took shots at Trump in his statement and questioned his judgment, he did not outright condemn the action:

(Read more at Breitbart)

The Southern Baptist Convention and “gospel diversity”

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J.D. Greear, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, calls for “gospel diversity”

Pulpit&Pen relates a sense of the insanity of the statement by the President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Okay. Maybe we’re being trolled here. Surely Greear is trying to bait us by using the term “gospel diversity” in a recent message about racial healing. What in the σκύβαλον does that mean?

In case you’re wondering, σκύβαλον is the Biblical way to say crap.

Rubbish. Malarkey. Huey. Bunk. Hogwash. Twaddle. Bunkum. Drivel. Poppycock. Feces.

You get the point. What in the stinky world of manure is “Gospel Diversity?” It’s like a mean practical joke we’re not in on. I feel like Greear just said that to make polemics ministries angry and any second now he’s going to pop around the corner like a fratboy gesturing devil horns and his tongue sticking out and be like, “Lol. Punk’d you guys. Psyche!”

But alas, I think this is real. This is today’s Southern Baptist Convention. It’s a farce.

Here’s what President Skinny Jeans said…

Not only did JD Greear use the term “gospel diversity,” but some slackjaw dumbletwit at the Executive Committee thought it made enough sense to tweet it.

(Read more at Pulpit&Pen)

Is this what Paul warned us of?

In Galatians 1:8-9, Paul warned the church:

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

Is this statement from the President of the Southern Baptist Convention the sure warning to get out of Dodge? Has God sent another set of angels to Sodom only to have the crowds beating at Lot’s gate and those of us inside to be presented with only one true choice?

I certainly hope not. However, by the fact that critical race theory has inched into the discussion of Southern Baptist circles, one has to wonder.

Additionally, since Russell Moore has long been within the leadership of Southern Baptists and has been instrumental in suggesting that Christians take a step back in regard to engagement against abortion, has made a number of Democrat-advancing proposals, and has pushed for acceptance of an LGBT conference — this all gives me pause.

Four stories on the problems of Mayor Pete Buttigieg

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  1. Buttigieg Says He Won’t Be ‘Lectured On Family Values’ By Rush Limbaugh Or Trump Supporters

The Daily Caller points out that Mayor Pete has rejected the criticism of various people.

MayorPete2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that he will not be “lectured on family values” by the likes of radio host Rush Limbaugh or Trump supporters.

The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke on “Fox News Sunday” with anchor Chris Wallace, who brought up separate comments Limbaugh and “America First” host Sebastian Gorka made on Feb. 12 about Buttigieg’s stances on abortion and electability.

“A gay guy, 37 years old, loves kissing his husband on debate stages. Can you see [President Donald] Trump have fun with that?” Limbaugh asked, while Gorka questioned, “Why is a homosexual man lecturing us about the sanctity of life in the womb? Just a little curious there, strange.”

“What is your reaction to those comments?” Wallace asked Buttigieg.

The gay presidential candidate responded: “I am in a faithful, loving, committed marriage. I’m proud of my marriage, and I’m proud of my husband.”

He added:

And I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral as well as political leader of the United States. America has moved on, and we should have politics of belonging that welcomes everybody. That’s what the American people are for. And I am saddened for what the Republican Party has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

This seems like a return to the times before the Israelite kings and the times of the Proverbs

This does seem like a return to the times of the Septuagint. You see, in the days before the kings, “every man did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6 NASB). Likewise, Solomon observed this binary nature of the paths we can take:

Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2 NASB).

Like the men of those earlier times, Mayor Pete only wants to do things his way. He would rather ignore the counsel of both the Old and New Testaments concerning homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Timothy 3:2-3; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; and Jude 1:5-8). Likewise it seems that he would ignore the verses limiting marriage to one man and one woman (such as Matthew 19:4-6). Like many others, Buttigieg would like to focus on a a message that offers the love and forgiveness of God without requiring repentance. Sorry to say, but that adulterates the entire message of the Bible. Therefore, this has become one step too far.

You might ask why anyone would bother pointing out this discrepancy. Normally, politicians build coalitions based on shared goals of various groups they may claim allegiance. In this case, Buttigieg claims to be a Christian. Mind you, this type of Christianity falls outside of most Christian orthodoxy. Nonetheless, it would seem that an aspiring politician would do everything to build commonalities between himself and the large groups. Not so in this case, which does not seem so wise — which brings up back to Solomon.

Solomon also reminded us:

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1 NASB).

It seems to me that Mayor Pete might want to listen to someone who does not exactly mirror his own views.

  1. Buttigieg Scorns Pro-Life Votes

Lifezette reports that Mayor Pete calls for Democrat purity on the pro-abortion topic.

ButtigiegScornsProLifeVotesAt a Fox News town hall appearance on Sunday Democrat presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN, read out of his party anyone who supports the rights of the unborn and who disdains infanticide.

He instead hoped they could work together on other issues, he responded to a pro-life Democrat who queried him on the matter.

Democrats for Life of America leader Kristen Day said on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, “But I would first of all say that when I asked him the question, I didn’t ask him where he stood on abortion. And the fact that he took that opportunity to double down and sort of alienate pro-life Democrats even further just showed me that he did not — he does not want our vote. And, you know, I’m willing to discuss platform language with, but…he could say that and reinforce that he is pro-choice and…let’s find ways that we can work together,” Day also said.

“The people will have to go to the polls and decide, but I know for sure a lot of Democrats did not go out and vote for Hillary Clinton because of her extreme stance on abortion,” Day concluded.

(Read more at Lifezette)

If Buttigieg and Bernie want to turn their backs on pro-life votes, there is room elsewhere

If Mayor Pete and Senator Sanders would like to make commitment to abortion a Democrat litmus test, then I wish them all the power they need. There is room in the conservative ranks for debate on various issues and we can welcome any degree of pro-life supporters that want to join.

  1. Media Ignores Buttigieg Refusing To Say He Does Not Support Infanticide

The Daily Caller points out how other outlets have ignored Mayor Pete’s refusal to say he does not support infanticide.

Establishment and liberal media failed to cover a presidential candidate refusing to say he does not support infanticide.

2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg refused to come out against late-term abortion or infanticide Thursday, speaking to The View’s Meghan McCain. Yet establishment and liberal media, including CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, HuffPost and Vox, did not cover Buttigieg’s remarks. None of these publications responded to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

McCain reminded Buttigieg that he once suggested unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath, and offered Buttigieg a chance to walk back the statement.

Buttigieg said “it shouldn’t be up to a government official to draw the line. It should be up to the woman.” When McCain pressed him on this, specifically asking if he would be comfortable with a situation where a “woman wanted to invoke infanticide after a baby was born,” Buttigieg still didn’t distance himself from infanticide.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Does anyone expect the media to come out against a Democrat?

I cannot express any surprise that the media that carried San Fran Nan’s message of “it’s for the children” now kow-tows to the abortion until birth mantra.

  1. Queer community isn’t happy with Mayor Pete

Townhall points out that Buttigieg doesn’t hold universal support among the gay community.

The LGBTQ community in San Francisco isn’t happy with former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. They feel as though he fails to represent their community. On Friday, two protestors were booted from a fundraiser at the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts for attempting to ask him a question. When it became obvious that they were protestors, supporters began chanting “Boot-Edge-Edge! Boot-Edge-Edge!”

“I’m definitely proud of the fact that a gay candidate has made it thus far, but it’s hard to enjoy or appreciate when his stances are so middle of the road and speak to a predominantly white, upper class audience,” Celi Tamayo-Lee, one of the women who was kicked out of the event, told The Guardian.

Those who feel he’s too moderate take issue with Buttigieg not supporting Medicare for All, free college tuition, his issues with the black community and his ties to billionaire donors. There are issues that don’t impact the LGBTQ community as a whole but impact individuals who are also queer.

(Read more at Townhall)

While I have seen the purity test play out in the Tea Party, I have seen it even more in liberal groups

Over the past few years, it seems that many liberal groups have called for ideological purity (refer to Bernie’s call and Buttigieg’s call for abortion purity). Hence, I expect this to continue and certain groups to tear themselves apart.

To those who find themselves victims, please hear this: every person was made in the image of God. All of us have messed something up, but each of us can be forgiven when we ask for that forgiveness.

Four stories on the Democrat side of the election

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  1. Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire, falls short of 2016 performance

Breitbart reports in a 11 February 2020 article on Bernie’s win (and how it does not stack up to his 2016 performance).

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, but he fell far short of his 2016 performance.

Sanders, who had been leading in the polls ahead of the first in the nation primary, only bested former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg by less than two percentage points when the race was called with 80 percent of precincts reporting. Sanders beat Buttigieg, garnering more than 64,000 to the former mayor’s less than 62,000.

The numbers stand in stark contrast to 2016 when the Vermont septuagenarian bested former Secretary of State Hillary by double digits in New Hampshire. In that contest, Sanders garnered more than 152,000 votes, compared to just a little over 95,000 for Clinton. Overall, Sanders carried New Hampshire by more than 22 percentage points during that cycle.

The 2016 victory was made possible by high turnout and little competition—two luxuries Sanders did not have this time around. According to exit polls conducted by NBC News, turnout appeared to be lower across New Hampshire than in prior presidential primary cycles. The biggest dropoff seems to have come from new and young voters. In particular, according to one exit poll, only 11 percent of New Hampshire voters were younger than 29 on Tuesday, down from 19 percent in 2016.

Complicating matters for Sanders is that the same exit polls showed that half of New Hampshire primary voters found his position too liberal, while only 40 percent thought they were a good fit.

(Read this at Breitbart)

As many reports have been made on Bernie’s NH win, no other addressed the smaller support he received since 2016

The way Bernie proclaimed that he would beat President Trump, I wonder whether he knows that his own support has decreased since 2016. Maybe nobody had enough courage to mention the falling numbers to the angry old socialist.

  1. Sanders: ‘Being pro-choice is an essential part’ of being a Democrat

The Daily Caller points out how candidate Bernie Sanders sees no room in the Democrat tent for pro-life Democrats.

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Saturday that “being pro-choice is an essential part” of being a Democrat.

The Vermont senator spoke Saturday morning at the “Our Rights, Our Courts” presidential forum in New Hampshire. Demand Justice Initiative, Center for Reproductive Rights, NARAL Pro-Choice America and MSNBC cosponsored the event.

Sanders discussed whether Democrats must be pro-choice. “I think in the Senate’s, probably 95% of the Democrats are pro-choice, the other few are not — in the House, maybe even a higher percentage,” he said.

“So that’s kind of what my view is. I think by this time in history, I think when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is an essential part of that,” he added.

Sanders’s words come after pro-life Democrat Kristin Day questioned former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Democratic inclusion of pro-life Democrats during a Jan. 26 town hall with Fox’s Chris Wallace.

“I’m a proud pro-life Democrat,” she said. “Do you want the support of pro-life Democratic voters?”

“There are 21 million of us. And if so, would you support more moderate platform language to ensure the party of diversity and inclusion does include everybody?” she continued.

Buttigieg said that though he respects her views, he is not going to try to earn her vote “by tricking” her.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

This comes from the party of “inclusion” and “diversity”

So, to be a Democrat according to Comrade Sanders, you need to goose-step to his tune. Of course, this comes from the party where all of the front runners are white. At least they got away from the requirement that they all be white and 70+.

  1. Bernie Sanders goes full tilt abortion

Townhall comments on the diatribe of Bernie Sanders on taxpayer-funded abortion and pro-life Democrats.

A conglomerate of pro-abortion groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Demand Justice, held a forum in New Hampshire on Saturday focusing on abortion.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made it very clear he believes that in order to be a Democrat a person must be pro-choice, a clear jab at pro-life Democratic voter Kristen Day. She was the one who asked former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg if he supported the Democratic Party changing its platform to be more inclusive of pro-life Democrats.

“Is there such a thing as a pro-life Democrat in your vision of the party?” NBC News’ Stephanie Ruhle asked.

“I think being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat,” he replied to audience cheers. “If you’re asking me – and I think I may be wrong on this – I think in the Senate, probably 95 percent of the Democrats are pro-choice, the other few are not. In the House, maybe even a higher percentage. So that’s kind of what my view is.”

“I think, by this time in history, I think when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is essentially an essential part of that,” Sanders concluded.

Later in the forum, he discussed Medicare for All and how, under his version of the plan, abortions would be funded by the taxpayers.

(Read more at Townhall)

Once we knew that Sanders would limit Democrats to the pro-abortion view, we should expect that the socialist would require us to participate in abortion

Never mind the Supreme Court decisions on freedom of religion. This angry old socialist will shout down any opposition to abortion. If he can, he will likely be the one to require Christians stand before firing squads (considering his past views on Christians in office).

  1. Poll says Americans do not accept Bernie’s socialism

Townhall comments in a 15 February 2020 article on a poll that suggests that America has not developed a taste for Bernie’s brand of socialism.

Well, this should make for some good talking points against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ agenda to transform America into a socialist utopia. The Vermont senator is running on one of the most radical agendas in recent memory. It’s decidedly left-wing. Its supporters are decidedly left-wing. The energy that is has channeled has forced the Democratic Party to lurch to the left, much to the annoyance of the establishment. You see that with the Democratic National Committee pretty much changing the rules so that former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg can be on stage. Sanders supporters will only see this as yet another time the Democratic National Committee interfered in a primary contest to screw over Sanders. Still, there is this poll to deal with that shows a majority of Americans would not vote for a socialist for president (via Fox News):

The results of a new Gallup poll suggest that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., may face a big challenge winning the White House if he succeeds in capturing the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

The survey, conducted from Jan. 16-29 among 1,033 adults, found 53 percent said that they would not vote for their party nominee if they were a, “generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be socialist.”

Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, went into the New Hampshire Democratic primary on strong footing Tuesday night, after he nearly tied former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Iowa Caucuses.

[…]

The Gallup poll showed Democrats are most willing to support a socialist, with 76 percent saying they would vote for a candidate with that political ideology. Only 45 percent of Independents and 17 percent of Republicans said they would do the same.

This is by no means a silver bullet that could end Sanders’ agenda. Or could it? Seventy-six percent of your party’s voters is not a strong showing from the base. Yet, let’s not take Sanders out of the realm of the possible, which is one of the reasons why Trump won; Democrats simply couldn’t fathom him winning. Keep this trend in your back pocket. Yet, what is does show is that all-in-all Americans know what far-left policies yield: equal suffering.

(Read more at Townhall)

One wonders whether the 76% of Democrats supporting socialism have looked at Venezuela

It seems that the line that gets toed is whatever the Democrat leadership says calls it. If the Democrat leadership says abortion-to-birth constitutes the Democrat line, then almost 80% of the Democrat faithful sidle up to that line. If San Fran Nan and Bernie say that capitalism sucks (even though just about every Democrat in Congress for more than a term has amassed a fortune), then the Democrat faithful fall in line with socialism.

Seven stories on the problem with electing Democrats

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  1. District Attorney Kim Ogg calls quoting statistics on her performance “hate speech”

The Houston Chronicle reports on the conflict between District Attorney Kim Ogg and Houston Police Officers’ Union President Joe Gamaldi.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s campaign on Tuesday criticized the Houston Police Officers Union president for a blog post soliciting donations to a political action committee with the goal of the prosecutor’s re-election defeat.

Ogg told union President Joe Gamaldi in a news release to “get with the program” of keeping residents safe. And she called his post, written for a Febuary 2020 issue of the HPOU publication “Badge & Gun,” a “misguided” attempt to get contributions via inflammatory rhetoric and “hate speech.”

“I ask Mr. Gamaldi to work along with us,” Ogg said. “Instead, he is trying to raise money and play election-year politics while being paid for working as a police officer. His efforts to undermine the District Attorney’s office, which is the people’s law firm in criminal court, does not make anyone safer. Evidence-based prosecution is the way to build community trust in law enforcement.”

Gamaldi responded to the press release on Twitter, criticizing Ogg’s supposed definition of hate speech and alleging — as he did in his blog — that she lets violent criminals off with easy sentences.

“According to DA,when pointing out her countless failures, it equals ‘hate speech,’” he tweeted.

He also challenged her to a debate.

“She should be much more concerned about the implosion of her office than what the union president has to say about her failures,” Gamaldi said in a phone call.

In her press statement attacking Gamaldi’s statements about her, Ogg said she considers law enforcement a partner in her fight to make Harris County safer.

The union’s blog post referenced Ogg and her management team as “nothing short of a train wreck.” He titled the article, “Kim Ogg must go! Here are the early stages of our coordinated Plan to defeat the most criminal-happy district attorney in history”.

“They have completely dismantled a once-proud office and contributed to a revolving-door justice system that reduces the safety of our officers, the community, and erodes the faith of the public in our criminal justice system,” he wrote.

Gamaldi said the union has already begun running targeted digital ads against Ogg and several judges, under the title “Harris County Deserves Better.”

The union this month endorsed its legal counsel, Mary Nan Huffman, in the Republican district attorney primary. It endorsed Todd Overstreet, a long-time criminal defense attorney, in the Democratic primary.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

Thanks, Houston Chronicle for defanging Officer Gamaldi’s arguments by not quoting the statistics

Thanks to the Houston Chronicle for not including the tweets that provide the numbers on Kim Ogg’s failure (even going so far as to call it a blog post). Now I remember why I cancelled my subscription in 1996.

Since this a public safety issue, why didn’t you (Houston Chronicle) include Officer Gamaldi’s numbers on how many offenders Kim Ogg and the social justice judges have released to our streets?

To fill the hole left by the Houston Comical Houston Chronicle, I have included interviews, tweets, and tables that explain the facts.

  1. Listen to the Chris X show as he interviews Joe Gamaldi on the Kim Ogg situation

  1. Joe Gamaldi tweets statistics on Ogg failure

The tweets in this section are the tweets mentioned in the Chris X interview (and the blog post mentioned in the Houston Chronicle article). For all of the tweets, I have included both links to the original Joe Gamaldi tweets and pictures of those tweets (since Twitter has a habit of deleting tweets from conservatives when liberals like Ogg complain).

Because the third tweet is so central, I also took the information of the tweet (a graphic) and split it out into a larger graphic and a table. Hopefully, this will help more people get the information out.

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Because the graphic within Joe Gamaldi’s tweet may display a little blurred and because Twitter may delete the tweet, I have both included the graphic from the tweet below and transcribed the numbers of the graphic in a table.

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In the event the tweets are deleted and graphics cannot be found, here are the stats

The following table provides the numbers of Mr. Gamaldi’s graphic.

            # of cases with defendants on Deferred Adjudication / Probation
Offense: Number
Sexual Assault (Agg & Non-Add, Sex Crimes Against Children) 305
Sexual Offender Offenses (Fail to Comply, Fail to Register) 46
Promotion / Compelling Prostitution (Human Trafficking) 35
Murder, Manslaughter, Solicitation of Capital Murder 92
Felony DWI (3rd Offense), DWI w/ a Child (Felony>, Other Felony DWI 1763
Felon Possession of Firearm, Felon Poss of Body Armor 303
Deadly Conduct, Disorderly Conduct (w/ a Weapon) 190
Child Porn (Possess / Distrib), Indecency w/ a Child, Online Solic of a Minor 639
Burglary of Habitation (including Armed Home Invasions) 512
Assault Against Public Servant, Disarming Police Officer 259

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  1. Joe Gamaldi challenges Kim Ogg to a debate. Cricket imitations ensue.

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  1. What happens when the county asks violent suspects to pay for their own ankle monitor?

In the following video by Houston ABC affiliate KTRK, a report explains how certain violent criminals have gamed the liberal judges by not paying for their ankle monitors.

  1. Ogg refused to fire her lieutenant until national pressure mounted

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  1. The alternative to this free-the-criminals District Attorney

What alternatives do we have to Kim Ogg? The Houston Police Officers’ Union endorses both Democrat and Republican challengers to Ogg. However, as for myself, I will only include the endorsement of the Republican challenger. From my research, the Democrat challenger to Ogg promises to be worse than Ogg has been.

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  1. Texas Democrat doubles down on wishing Barack Obama had cancer

The Daily Caller points out one hypocritical Texas Democrat who seems to wish harm on the former president.

This comes with a hat tip to The Chris Salcedo Show.

Justin-LeceaDemocratic Texas congressional candidate Justin Lecea said he hopes former President Barack Obama gets cancer in a series of tweets posted Sunday night.

Lecea attempted to justify his ill-wishes towards the 44th president by calling Obama a war criminal, and citing his administration’s record on deportations and immigration enforcement.

“Y’all are defending a war criminal who was in authority during the deportation of over 3 million immigrants,” Lecea said in one of his tweets.

Lecea also attacked the former president’s record on climate change and health care.

“People are criticizing me for wishing cancer on Obama. I say that having lost a parent to brain cancer after 12 years of fighting, and getting to see just how terrible our Healthcare system is, and I still think he deserves it or worse,” Lecea said.
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(Read more at the Daily Caller)

I will admit that I did not support the policies of Barack Hussein Obama

I will admit that I opposed the policies of Barack Hussein Obama. I resented his intrusion into my health care costs where he promised to lower them and then increased them by multiples. Additionally, while I supported getting the US out of Iraq, I did not support the power vacuum he created (facilitating the creation of ISIS). Also, I stood against him on a number of other stances (such as the abandonment of Christians in the area of ISIS). Still, I did pray for the president.

In contrast, it seems that this Democrat wants to ingratiate himself to those who are hurting from the effects of the ACA and other Obama administration policies by wishing ill on the former president rather than suggesting ways to cure these ills. It seems that this puts him in the swampier part of both the Democrat and Republican parties.

  1. Driver in Florida plows van into GOP voter registration tent, nearly hitting 6 volunteers

Miami Fox affiliate WSVN reports on the man who drove into a GOP voter registration tent in Jacksonville, Florida. A video from Jacksonville independent station WJXT also covers the event.

A man in Florida is under arrest after he deliberately drove a van into a tent where voters were being registered by local Republicans, authorities in Jacksonville said Sunday.

William Loel TimmThe Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said via social media that 27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older, one count of criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. The Republican party of Duval County said it had set up the tent on Saturday in order to register voters.

The county GOP said via Twitter that six volunteers for President Donald Trump’s campaign “were intentionally targeted while registering voters.”

Local media said there were no injuries.

“Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us, instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” volunteer Mark Alfieri told television station WJAX.

(Read more at WSVN)

Trying to run over 6 people due to their political persuasion might seem like a hate crime

Making a video (though he accidentally stopped making the video before the “good part”), stopping the van, making another video of the damage, and then speeding off certainly seems like a premeditated hate crime. An admission of “someone had to do it” and claiming allegiance to Antifa seems like relevant information. Why hasn’t the main stream media reported on any of this?

  1. Don’t let the media make you forget a Democrat just tried to run over Republicans in Jacksonville

The Red State also reports on the 27-year-old who drove into a Florida GOP voter registration tent.

Maybe you hadn’t heard or maybe you’ve already forgotten. You can’t be blamed for either.

On Saturday, 27-year-old Gregory Timm drove his car into a Republican voter registration tent in Jacksonville because “he did not like Donald Trump.” He was subsequently arrested at his home for his actions and luckily, no one was hurt.

Timm was open about what he was trying to do and why he did it. Even going so far as to show police officers a video he made just before he committed the crime, and even bragging to police that the “good part” was when it drove into the tent. The video actually cut out before that happened and Timm expressed disappointment.

For some reason, the police redacted the part of the report where Timm admits that he is a part of an organization, but many have guessed that the group he’s a part of is Antifa, as this kind of violence and destruction fits with their patterns.

It is currently unclear if he intended to hurt the volunteers at the tent or just run the tent down.

I tell you all this not to report on the crime, but to show you the lack of reporting on it. At this time, there hasn’t really been much media activity on it at all since Saturday. I don’t think I need to explain to you why, but I will anyway.

This was an attack by a leftist on right-leaning people who clearly supported Donald Trump. Despite the fact that people could have died or been seriously injured during the attack, the media has no interest in covering something so mundane as a bunch of Republicans in danger from a Democrat.

We all know that if the role was reversed, then this story would be plastered all over every working television screen you walked by. The media wouldn’t be able to stop talking about it. They would hold rallies and marches. They would put the people who worked the tent that got run over on television and radio as often as humanly possible. The narrative that would be cooked up would be that this is Trump’s America and that this kind of hatred and violence is only around because Orange Man fosters it.

The state of our media isn’t one where information is king, but agenda and narrative. There is a clear bias that prevents certain facts about the world around us from getting in. In fact, as a man who works in media myself, I can tell you that I see a lot of the mainstream media leaving stuff out more than it is putting stuff in.

This is one of those moments. At this time I’m watching as conservative outlets like RedState and the Washington Free Beacon report about it, but nothing from the mainstream media. At least as of this writing.

(Read more at the Red State)

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When did the police become the agency that redacted information about Antifa?

Why has the Jacksonville police department become the protectors of the violent faction of the Democrat party?

  1. Milwaukee teacher placed on leave for tweet about Limbaugh’s cancer

The Milwaukee Star Tribune reports in a 6 February 2020 article how a teacher has been placed on leave for applauding the cancer diagnosis of Rush Limbaugh.

This comes with a hat tip to The Chris Salcedo Show.

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A Milwaukee Public Schools teacher has been placed on leave after tweeting that it was “awesome” that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has cancer.

Travis SarandosThe district said English teacher Travis Sarandos was placed on leave Wednesday pending an investigation.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Sarandos tweeted “limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful.”

Sarandos has since deleted his Twitter account.

(Read more at the Milwaukee Star Tribune)

Although I am certain that Rush has thick skin and this poorly-thought-out comment may fall under free speech, this “man” should think about others

Since this comment was certainly not borne out of love, this “man” must certainly not have thought about the possible other audiences he might be addressing. Therefore, if he is allowed to continue his future in education, he might consider the following: he might consider the feelings of the suffering and of those who support the suffering. While he may have had his focus on someone who obviously affected this petty person, he did not consider the outside world.

Avoiding the truth

  1. Nancy Pelosi’s staff demands takedown of video of her SOTU tantrum

Breitbart reports in a 10 February 2020 article how Nancy Pelosi’e staff has called for the removal of the video that shows the people mentioned during the State of the Union speech which she destroyed.

A video shared by President Trump showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tearing apart the State of the Union address has amassed over 18 million views on social media despite her allies’ efforts to convince platforms to remove it.

The video, posted by the president last week, shows Pelosi tearing up the State of the Union address and highlights memorable moments of the speech, such as Trump honoring 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman Gen. Charles McGee. It has now surpassed 11 million views on Twitter, 3.1 million views on Facebook, and 4.1 million views on Instagram:

The video, titled “Powerful American Stories Ripped To Shreds By Nancy Pelosi,” has drawn criticism from Democrats, who claim it is misleading:

“Researchers say the Pelosi video is an example of a ‘cheapfake’ video, one that has been altered but not with sophisticated AI like in a deepfake,” the Associated Press reported.

Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill asserted that the video was “deliberately designed to mislead and lie to the American people” and blasted social media platforms for failing to remove it.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This video does faithfully show a number of people honored in the State of the Union speech.

Because campaign commercials have used video compilations to illustrate the wide range of components within any particular subject, the idea that Freedom Fights cannot use images of each of the central honorees of the State of the Union speech while protesting San Fran Nan’s desecration of the historic copy of the speech flies in the face of reason.

Still, like the nuclear option and the concept of an impeachment without a crime, this obviously gives the next Republican Speaker of the House serving under a disagreeable Democrat president some new options.

  1. FACT CHECK: Do 2,900 Children Die From Gun Violence Every Year?

Fact checking group Check Your Fact countered a claim in a recent Michael Bloomberg advertisement that claimed that 2,900 children die annually from gun violence.

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg aired a Super Bowl ad that at one point said, “2,900 children die from gun violence every year.”

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Verdict: False

The statistic includes the deaths of 18- and 19-year-olds who are legally considered adults in most U.S. states. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data from 2013 to 2017, the time period used by the Bloomberg campaign, show there was an average of 1,499 gun deaths per year among children between the ages of 0 and 17.

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Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York City, has so far spent more than $140 million on TV and digital advertising for his presidential bid, according to The Wall Street Journal. His campaign reportedly paid $10 million to air a 60-second advertisement during the Feb. 2 Super Bowl match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

The ad features Calandrian Kemp discussing the death of her son, George Kemp Jr., who was shot and killed outside of Houston in 2013 at age 20. She praises Bloomberg for his efforts to implement more stringent gun control laws.

At one point, the ad shows a graphic saying, “2,900 children die from gun violence every year.” That figure, however, is misleading.

The statistic appears to come from a 2019 report by Everytown for Gun Safety, a Bloomberg-affiliated gun control nonprofit. It uses CDC data between the years of 2013 and 2017. But as the report clearly states in a June 2019 fact sheet, the figure includes 18- and 19-year-olds legally considered adults in most states, not just those considered children under the law.

When looking at the same CDC data for children ages zero through 17, the number of deaths by firearm (intentional and unintentional) drops to 1,499 per year. That figure is roughly 48% lower than the 2,900 deaths in Bloomberg’s ad.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Gifford’s Law Center, both nonprofits that advocate for gun control, reported roughly 1,500 children killed by gun violence per year for the same time period.

It’s important to note that both the CDC and Bloomberg campaign’s numbers include suicides, police shootings, accidental shootings and shootings that have an undetermined intent. These instances may or may not be counted depending upon which definition of gun violence is used.

(Read more at Check Your Fact)

 Then again, when have facts mattered to a Democrat when lies can be used to whip up hysteria?

As the Kavanaugh  and House impeachment hearings both illustrated, Democrats have shown a propensity to rest their cases on unfaithful witnesses. Rather than invest the time in vetting witnesses, Democrats recently have leaned on the tactic of building the pathos (emotion) of their argument while ignoring the logos (logic), ethos (ethics), and kronos (timing) of that argument. In this case, it seems that the ad-maker took the most compelling numbers on gun violence with children and then bumped it. In the case of the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats took the word of Christine Blasey-Ford without checking to see if her testimony would stand cross-examination with her named witnesses [it didn’t]). In the case of the various permutations of the impeachment trial, the lack of credible witness testimony was best demonstrated when Representative Steve Scalise asked the panel of witness professors to identify any impeachable offenses or crimes committed by President Donald Trump and none did.

  1. CNN’s false fact check on Comey’s apparent leaking gets modified

The Daily Caller calls out a false fact check that was recently revised by CNN as a result of recent events.

ComeyAtPolConCNN issued a false fact check Thursday that said former FBI Director James Comey had never admitted to leaking sensitive information.

A couple of hours later, fact checker Daniel Dale revised the fact check to clarify that Trump had falsely claimed that Comey admitted to leaking in a May 2017 committee exchange with Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. The CNN Twitter post now reads: “Fact check: Trump falsely claims Comey admitted to leaking to Grassley (Clarification: the headline of this post has been updated to make clear that it is about what Comey said to Grassley.)”

The “fact check” came as a result of Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal speech to supporters and media Thursday in the East Room of the White House. Trump incorrectly recalled that Comey had first admitted to leaking information under cross-examination from Grassley during a session of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In fact, Comey had admitted during testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in June 2017 to coordinating a leak of a memorandum that recorded his private conversation with President Donald Trump.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter,” Comey said. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons.” The friend was later revealed to be Columbia law professor Daniel Richman.

But CNN’s initial fact check suggested Trump was lying in stating that Comey had ever admitted to leaking.

The network’s subsequent fact check clarified that Comey did not admit to leaking to Grassley. That is accurate, but the senator, who was then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was aware of Comey’s activities. Grassley wrote in a letter to then-deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, “If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

CNN, why not act like a reputable journalistic endeavor and print a retraction instead?

Rather than doing the dishonest thing of changing the record and pretending nothing happened, why not do what most main stream media outlets do? Why not print a retraction in only the print version of your publication, put it in agate print on the last page of your Want Ads section, and be done with it? That way, when you get caught, you can “honestly” say that there was a retraction.

Criminalizing those who deserve praise and protecting criminals

  1. NYC cops ‘declaring war’ on Mayor de Blasio, union says, following ‘assassination attempts’ on officers

Fox News reports in a 8 February 2020 article that New York City cops have decided to fight back against the anti-cop mayor.

police union says the men and women of New York City’s finest are now “declaring war” on Mayor Bill de Blasio following a pair of shootings targeting officers in the Bronx over the weekend.

The fiery rhetoric directed at the Big Apple’s Democrat leader — who has implemented several measures critics say are hostile to police – comes as the NYPD filed charges against suspect Robert Williams in both attacks.

“Mayor De Blasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!” the Sergeants Benevolent Association wrote in a tweet. “We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you.

“NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you,” the tweet added. “This isn’t over, Game on!”

Police say Williams first ambushed two officers from the 41st Precinct on Saturday night, who had been sitting in a marked patrol van. One officer was wounded as a result of that attack when a bullet grazed his chin and neck.

Williams then walked into the precinct’s station house the next morning and opened fire with a 9mm handgun, injuring a lieutenant, police added. Only after running out of bullets did the 45-year-old Bronx native lay down on the ground and surrender.

The two officers wounded in the attacks have been treated and released from New York City hospitals.

Williams, meanwhile, has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

De Blasio’s office ripped Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins on Monday, telling Fox News that his “comments are absolutely reprehensible.

(Read more at Fox News)

Take note of who really displays reprehensible behavior (that is, Bloomberg’s protege)

The person who has really exhibited reprehensible behavior would be the person who enjoys taxpayer-funded, continuous armed protection while:

  • Lobbying with Bloomberg’s group against our second amendment rights and
  • Telling his son not to trust the officers who provide this mayor with his protection.

  1. NYC police attacks are encouraged by de Blasio’s anti-police rhetoric

According to Fox News host Dean Cain, the attacks against police have been spurred on by the anti-police rhetoric of mayor De Blasio.

Actor and former reserve police officer Dean Cain said on Monday that the assassination attempts against New York City police officers over the weekend are due in part to anti-police rhetoric by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Chris Cuomo.

“De Blasio and Cuomo are part of that problem,” Cain told “Outnumbered Overtime.”

“The rhetoric and the words coming out of [De Blasio’s] mouth have done nothing except for encouraging these sorts of attacks on police officers and it’s an absolute nightmare.”

Cain added that the mayor has no support among the NYPD’s rank-and-file.

“I spoke to officers this morning and the morale is horrible and the feeling is terrible,” Cain said.

Police say a man, identified as Robert Williams, carried out two attacks on officers in the Bronx fewer than 12 hours apart. Williams was taken into custody on Sunday morning after unloading his 9mm handgun on officers at the 41st precinct, wounding a lieutenant in his upper left arm.

The weekend attacks come amid rising tensions between the city’s 34,000-member force and the de Blasio administration, which has implemented several measures that critics say are hostile to police.

De Blasio oversaw the end of the stop and frisk policy, which gave beat cops wide latitude to detain and search people for weapons, made the Big Apple a sanctuary city and has slated the Rikers Island jail for closure. In addition, new criminal justice reforms passed by state lawmakers have effectively ended cash bail for a wide variety of criminal suspects.

(Read more at Fox News)

  1. Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group just vastly outspent the NRA to help Democrats win in Virginia

CNBC reports in a 6 November 2019 article that Bloomberg’s gun control group has become the powerhouse behind the gun control effort in Virginia.

A gun-control lobbying group funded largely by billionaire Michael Bloomberg just helped Democrats take over the state government in Virginia – right in the National Rifle Association’s backyard.

In Tuesday’s elections, the Democrats tipped the Virginia House and Senate in their favor, giving them full control of the state government for the first time since 1994. The election had stronger-than-usual turnout in the suburbs, according to media reports.

While the results could be a good omen for Democrats’ chances in 2020, it may also be a tipping point in the money battle over gun rights. Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control advocacy group that the former New York mayor helps fund, spent $2.5 million this year to influence voters in Virginia versus approximately $300,000 by the NRA, which has its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

“In the past, the NRA has had its way with lawmakers because it was considered powerful and wealthy, and that has dynamic changed drastically — even within the last year,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, which is part of Everytown.

The NRA, in a statement, said “Virginians are about to experience life under a distant tycoon’s thumb,” referring to Bloomberg.

“Candidates who proudly accepted Bloomberg’s cash — and every voter they misled — will soon realize the cost of being beholden to a Manhattan billionaire who despises Virginians’ right to self-defense,” the organization said.

Other issues, such as minimum wage and health care, were also a focus for voters in the election. But gun control was in the spotlight. Three in 4 voters rated gun policy, including mandatory background checks, a “very important” issue, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll. A mass shooting in Virginia Beach left a dozen dead earlier this year, while massacres in Ohio, Texas and California also emboldened groups calling for tougher gun laws.

Bloomberg helped found Everytown for Gun Safety in 2014 to “end gun violence and counter the Washington gun lobby.” The group put its focus beyond Congress, to bring attention to state elections and corporate boards, “fields of play formerly occupied almost solely by the gun lobby.” Bloomberg has pledged to spend at least $50 million to support the cause. The group now has 350,000 financial backers, though Bloomberg remains a major contributor.

(Read more at CNBC)

This seems to go against the wishes of most Virginians I know

Admittedly, my acquaintances tend toward the conservative side (go figure, since there is likely a large amount of confirmation bias between the tweets we share). Still, it does not seem that a Democrat who preaches against the electoral college would take the disproportionate representation afforded him by his investment in Everytown for Gun Safety.
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Then again, Buttigieg has always pushed for the elimination of the electoral college. However, when the system in Iowa gave him more delegates, he accepted them.

Being Racist

  1. Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending “stop and frisk” and telling cops to throw “minority kids against wall”

A 11 February 2020 Fox News article reports on the Bloomberg tape that recorded him defending the “stop and frisk” policy where he says he will send all his cops to minority neighborhoods and other racist gems.

A newly surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of the controversial policing procedure known as “stop and frisk,” is threatening to undermine the 2020 presidential candidate’s subsequent apologies for backing the policy and hurt his status with minority voters.

President Trump blasted his fellow New Yorker as the audio emerged, saying in a Tuesday morning tweet as the New Hampshire primary was getting underway: ‘”WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!” The tweet was later taken down, without explanation — but his campaign manager Brad Parscale soon afterward tweeted “#BloombergIsARacist,” next to a separate clip of Bloomberg complaining in a 2013 radio interview that police stop white people “too much” and minorities “too little.”

Parscale added in reference to the 2015 comments, “All the money in the world can’t undo this.”

In an audio clip of the 2015 speech Bloomberg gave to the Aspen Institute, the billionaire acknowledged that “stop and frisk” targeted minority “kids” whom cops must throw “up against the wall” to disarm. The Aspen Times reported at the time that Bloomberg representatives asked the Institute not to distribute footage of his appearance.

“Ninety-five percent of murders- murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” he said. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”

Bloomberg also said urban crime-fighting required cities to “spend the money” and “put a lot of cops in the streets,” particularly in “minority neighborhoods,” where he said the crime is. He also acknowledged the “unintended consequences” of the policy.

“So one of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” Bloomberg is heard saying on the recording. “Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. And the way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the wall and frisk them… And then they start… ‘Oh I don’t want to get caught.’ So they don’t bring the gun. They still have a gun, but they leave it at home.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Sending police to high-crime areas must be supported; however, using race as probable cause cannot be supported

For a mayor to introduce a policy that calls for minority-community men and boys to be searched without probable cause shows how that mayor (Bloomberg) might display dictatorial tendencies. However, that may not come as a surprise to those who experienced Bloomberg’s  soft drink bans, high taxes on cigarettes, and other nanny-state programs. Additionally, like the Democrats who have taken part in the debates, Bloomberg has expressed an interest in funding health care for illegal aliens by heaping more taxes on those who work.

Shady dealings

  1. Iowa Democrat party chair calls for probe into caucus

One America News Network reports that the Iowa Democrat party has called for a probe into the caucus that took 3 days longer than usual.

The chair of the Iowa Democrat Party is calling for an independent investigation into what went wrong with the caucus this week. On Friday, Troy Price said while 100 percent of reporting has been achieved, delays and inconsistencies have hindered the final result.

Price added the review will take as long as needed.

“We will be undergoing an independent forensic review of the challenges that we saw on Monday night,” he said. “What went right, what went wrong, from start to finish, and what we can do better in the future.”

The Iowa Democrat Party will also give 2020 campaigns the chance to submit evidence of inconsistencies and file a request for a recanvass. Candidates will have until noon on Monday to submit discrepancy claims from the caucus results.

“This morning, we informed campaigns of two new steps over the coming days to ensure that the numbers we reported match the records from caucus night,” stated Price. “First, we are providing presidential campaigns the opportunity to submit evidence of data entry inaccuracies, and we will work to make necessary corrections.”

The chairman went on to say “the IDP will compare the reported numbers with the results from caucus night to ensure the integrity of their reporting.”

According to reports, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg won 13 pledged delegates and Sen. Bernie Sanders took 12 from the flawed Iowa caucus. Additionally, Sen. Elizabeth Warren walked away with eight delegates, former Vice President Joe Biden got six and Sen. Amy Klobuchar received one. The Iowa Democratic Party has yet to finalize those numbers.

The Associated Press calculated how the 40 delegates would be distributed, revealing an extra delegate yet to be claimed. Many believe it could be withheld due to the chaos surrounding the precincts’ reporting.

However, this may give Buttigieg and Sanders an opportunity to tie for the top spot. This would make quite the déjà vu for Sanders, who virtually tied with Hillary Clinton in Iowa in 2016.

(Read more at the One America News Network)

You know that the corruption is rife when Democrats ask to be investigated

When a Democrat asks to be investigated (as opposed to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz when Democrat computers were involved), you know that things are bad.

  1. Iowa Democrat Party: ‘Inconsistencies’ Found in Reporting of Caucus Results

Breitbart reports on the failure of the Iowa caucus.

The Iowa Democrat Party announced late Monday evening that it discovered “inconsistencies” in the reporting of three sets of caucus results as delays continue to plague the first-in-the-nation primary contest.

<“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report,” Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Mandy McClure said in a statement. “This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.”

The development comes after officials announced they are doing “quality control” on the results prior to releasing them out of “an abundance of caution.”

As of 11:30 P.M. EST, final caucus results have not yet been confirmed. Previous races have been called between 8 P.M. EST and 10 P.M. EST.

The Biden campaign sent a letter to the Iowa Democrat Party regarding the delay, raising concerns about the “considerable flaws” in the reporting system.

“I write on behalf of the Biden for President Campaign regarding the considerable flaws in tonight’s Iowa Caucus reporting system. The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed,” wrote Biden campaign general counsel Dana Remus.”Now, we understand that Caucus Chairs are attempting to — and, in many cases, failing to — report results telephonically to the Party. These acute failures are occurring statewide.”

“We appreciate that you plan to brief the campaigns momentarily on these issues, and we plan to participate. However, we believe that the campaigns deserve full explanations and relevant information regarding the methods of quality control you are employing, and an opportunity to respond, before any official results are released,” Remus added.

Iowa Democrats went to their precinct caucuses Monday to vote for their choice for the 2020 presidential race among a historically large field of candidates and no clear front-runner.

The caucuses officially begin the 2020 primary season, which will ultimately lead to party presidential nominations this summer.

Under Iowa’s Democrat Party caucus system, members gathered at 1,678 neighborhood locations across the state, or at one of 87 “satellite caucus” locations around the world, to cast a ballot for their choice for the Democratic nominee among 11 candidates.

(Read more at Breitbart)