Houston Chronicle recommends woman who would eliminate Moses


Houston Chronicle recommends woman who would eliminate Moses

Michelle Palmer in Democratic primary for District 6, State Board of Education [Editorial]

The Houston Chronicle shows its left-wing credentials as it recommends the election of a woman to the Texas State Board of Education who would remove Moses from history books.

MichellePalmer_extraLargeFor decades, the Texas State Board of Education has been known for its ideological approach to public education. While the pace of its meddling has slowed, the board still manages to invite ridicule and unwanted publicity. Take its 2018 debates about whether to continue to include Moses in U.S. history textbooks, and whether to cut out Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton. The board spends too much time churning out terrific material for late night television talk show hosts, and too little ensuring that Texas children get a first-class education.

Despite the late-night ridicule, the 15-member board’s work is critically important — and that makes the March 3 Democratic primary a race voters should pay close attention to. The board is responsible not only for setting curriculum standards and adopting textbooks and other instructional materials for public schools, but for overseeing the Texas Permanent School Fund and for reviewing applications for new charter schools.

Three well-qualified Democratic candidates are vying to replace Chair Donna Bahorich, R-Houston, who is not seeking re-election. They are Debra Kerner, a speech and language pathologist; Kimberly McLeod, an assistant superintendent at the Harris County Department of Education; and Michelle Palmer, a social studies teacher. About 1.8 million Texans live in District 6, which stretches from Tomball to the north to Bellaire to the south. The good news for Texas voters is that all three Democratic candidates are qualified. Each brings to the table considerable experience in education.

Out of this talented field, we’re urging voters to vote for Palmer, 49. Her years as a teacher in area schools including Aldine ISD and Houston ISD have made her familiar with curriculum issues and will bring a rare perspective to the board: that of an active teacher. Her zeal for change, especially for ending Texas’ abstinence-only sex education and for expanding the history lessons to include a broader array of perspectives, is admirable.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt shows a differing perspective

From his 18 September 2020 Facebook post, Senator Paul Bettencourt offered a completely different perspective than the revisionist, iconoclastic perspective of the Houston Chronicle.

As usual the Houston Chronicle starts off the “endorsement” season with a leftist progressive bang. Instead of supporting a qualified Republican for the State Board of Education, Will Hickman, the Editorial Board goes socialist left in supporting a Democrat who wants Moses out of the Texas education curriculum. Here is my tweet as they wont respond to my questions

Moses is a major religious prophet in 3 major religions…for Christians with the 10 commandments, for Jews with the 5 books of the Torah and more, and for Muslims as Moses is mentioned 135 times in the Koran.

It is preposterous to see even leftist radicals try to say Moses has no influence on the US founding fathers! Really, a radical view of Moses ignores the 10 commandments in the US Supreme Court room in Washington and on the Texas Capitol grounds. These are the basis for Judeo-Christian beliefs and integral to the formation of western society.

Removing Moses from Texas education curriculum is tantamount to revisionist history that ignores our past. Don’t be afraid to speak out with friends and family at your place of worship, as I wouldn’t want to be a part of a future with no notion or memory of Moses and the 10 commandments.

Never forget, Biden pined for more Islamic influence in schools

Remember that Vice President Joe Biden recently said “I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.” How will the Democrats square that circle if Moses, a common element to both Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, cannot be mentioned according to the edict of this exclusionary history writer.

Additionally, because this woman does fall in line with the Democrats who made a point of removing the words “under God” from the U.S. pledge of allegiance, maybe this gives the rest of us an additional reason not to vote Democrat for even dog catchers.

Lina Hidalgo 2018 endorsements

Since the largest part of my most recent posts that have garnered opinion have centered on Lina Hidalgo, I have compiled a list of endorsements to that neophyte.

If there is any doubt that this woman is a socialist, just look at the support from Julian Castro, Bernie Sanders, and politicians like them.

Lina Hidalgo was endorsed in 2018 by:

1. Annie’s List (for her socialist views). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:

Lina has dedicated hundreds of hours to our County’s most vulnerable communities — from her time at the Texas Civil Rights Project to serving as a Spanish-English medical interpreter at the Texas Medical Center and supporting immigrants in search of lost loved ones.

3. Battleground Texas may have endorsed Lina outside of its Facebook page, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
4. CWA Local 6222 may have endorsed Lina in print or personally, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
5. Emily’s List (for her support of abortion). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:

These endorsements are in addition to five previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates – Lina Hidalgo (Harris County Judge), Beverly Powell (SD-10), Terry Meza (HD-105), Representative Victoria Neave (HD-107) and Julie Johnson (HD-115) – who also advanced to the general election.

6. The Houston GLBT political caucus (as reported by a 4 August 2018 Houston Chronicle article)

Houston GLBT Political Caucus members spent Saturday deciding which candidate to throw their weight behind in the upcoming general elections.

In one of the most discussed races at the event at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, caucus members endorsed Democratic candidate Lina Hildalgo for Harris County judge over Republican incumbent Ed Emmett.

“I’m trying to think of who is going to be the person most impactful and more helpful toward all communities rather than just majority communities, ” said screening committee Chair Brandon Mack. “And in terms someone having actual discussion and seeing them in the community and actually addressing those issues, I saw more of that with respect from Lina than I did from the county judge.”

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

7. Latino Democratic PAC posted at their Facebook page on 8 July 2018

The Latino Democratic PAC is proud to provide a contribution to support Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge. #turntexasblue

8. The Latino Victory PAC (Julian Castro PAC) lists Lina Hidalgo’s picture on their 2018 Successes web page. Other than that, I can find no recorded endorsement.
9. MoveOn may have endorsed Lina Hidalgo; however, their site currently only contains endorsements for current candidates and for ResistWin marches, JusticeForFloyd marches, and impeachment rallies.
10. Opportunity First PAC is reported by DemocracyInAction to have endorsed Lina Hidalgo by a single line that says:

Lina Hidalgo – TX-Harris County Judge

11. Our Revolution (Bernie Sanders PAC) lists Lina Hidalgo as at their Harris County Chapter Facebook page with a single line:

Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge

12. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC seems to keep nothing online beyond a twitter page that has lost its archives to 2018 and a continual begging for money. Nonetheless, Lina listed them on her web site as having endorsed her.
13. Promesa PAC mentioned Lina Hidalgo in a Facebook post on judicial candidates uploaded on 30 July 2018. Additionally, like all organizations on this list, they are listed on Lina Hidalgo’s web site as an endorser.
14. Run For Something lists Lina Hidalgo as one of the candidates supported in 2018. At her page, they begin:

Lina Hidalgo was raised in an immigrant family and had the opportunity to attend some of the nation’s greatest universities; to work as an advocate and researcher on criminal justice reform; to serve as a medical interpreter; and to promote transparency and accountability internationally.

15. SEIU is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
16. Southwest Laborers District Council is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
17. Texas Organizing Project is reported by the Houston Chronicle to have contributed to Lina Hidalgo:

Lina Hidalgo, the Democratic candidate for county judge, raised $219,220 over the same period, though nearly two-thirds was an in-kind contribution from the Texas Organizing Project PAC for field work and consulting. She reported just more than $3,000 in advertising expenses. (Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

18. The Texas Working Families Party supports Lina for her socialist views, as reflected by the following quote from their website:

Texas Working Families Party is endorsing Lina Hidalgo in her campaign for Harris County Judge. In Democratic-leaning Harris County, Hidalgo had a strong showing in the Democratic primary where she garnered almost 10,000 more votes than the 10-year incumbent Republican Ed Emmett.

19. The Arena provides the following words along with a video of Lina Hidalgo at their Facebook page.

“It’s hard to overstate, as a first time candidate, what a difference the Arena Fellowship has made.”
Watch Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge share what the Fellowship has meant for her campaign.

20. The Resurgent Left is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website and online newspaper articles about meetings with other left-wing politicians) can be found on the donation or the donor.
21. UnitedHere Local 23 is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
22. United We Dream endorsed Lina Hidalgo on their Facebook page.

We are super excited to endorse Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge! 🎉We know they will be a champion for issues facing immigrants, and Black & brown communities! ✊🏾 #HereToStay Go out and VOTE for Lina Hidalgo this November: #HidalgoContigo

23. #Vote Pro Choice is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
24. Women Count support Lina because she is a woman. This support is further reflected through these words at their web site:

Top issues: Climate Change, Gun Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Economic Opportunity, Criminal Justice Reform.

Professional work: Texas Civil Rights Project; Spanish-English interpreter, Texas Medical Center

25. Workers Defense Project does mention Lina Hidalgo several times at their Facebook page and their goals and philosophies seem to align, no endorsement can be found. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.

Five times America received and reacted to electronic discrimination from the Cyber-Left

In an effort to further snuff out the conservative message on online, Facebook takes action

  1. Facebook announces hate speech advertisement ban

One America News Network reports that Facebook has decided to ban advertisements it deems as hate speech.

Mark_ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg recently announced Facebook will prohibit hate speech from now on. On Friday, the CEO announced the platform will prohibit any advertisements that claim society is threatened by members of a particular race, ethnicity, gender or other protected category.

This came after several major companies threatened to pull Facebook advertisements for the month of July. Zuckerberg specifically noted posts from politicians will be removed if they “incite violence or suppress voting.”

According to the CEO, other posts may be flagged if they do not adhere to the company’s rules.

“We’re going to start labeling content that we find newsworthy that might otherwise violate our policies,” he said. “…If we determine the content may lead to violence or deprive people of their right to vote, we’re going to take that content down, no matter who says it.”

Facebook will also notify users if they try to share a post that has been flagged.

This comes as many social media users on both sides of the aisle have pointed out censorship abuses by big tech.

Attorney General William Barr has addressed how the Department of Justice might handle big tech censorship. In an interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Barr claimed the department is investigating several tech companies on the grounds of antitrust laws.

According to reports, he will be announcing specific measures in the next few weeks.

The attorney general is reportedly considering revisions to Section 230, which protects companies from content on their sites and ensures equal speech representation.

“They built up this powerful network, very strong market power, based on the representation that they were sort of open to all as sort of a bulletin board,” explained Barr. “When they got that market power, now they’re censoring views.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

Considering the American government developed the resource they now use to deliver their product, these Internet companies might deliver a balanced product

Considering that the Internet came from ARPANET (a network between universities and the military) and that the overall network within the borders of the U.S. cannot be disputed to as a U.S. asset, the American government might exercise the same rights as it does over the airwaves. That is, just as it requires television stations and radio stations to prove that they are broadcasting in the public interest.

Moreover, considering that all of these social networking companies say that they are platform where ideas are shared freely; however, in practice, they act as publishers (by editing the messages that are allowed out and choosing winners and losers among the field of message bearers). Therefore, if they are going to act like publishers, they should be open to lawsuits like publishers.

Another instance that reminds us that the speech everybody likes does not need protecting

  1. Reddit bans r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse as part of a major expansion of its rules

As seen on The Verge, Reddit has banned subreddits “The_Donald” and “ChapoTrapHouse” as part of an expansion of its rules.

redditReddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and about 2,000 other communities today after updating its content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. The policy update comes three weeks after Black Lives Matter protests led several popular Reddit forums to go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company’s lax policies around hosting and promoting racist content. It marks a major reversal for a company whose commitment to free expression has historically been so strong that it once allowed users to distribute stolen nude photos freely on the site.

“I have to admit that I’ve struggled with balancing my values as an American, and around free speech and free expression, with my values and the company’s values around common human decency,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a call with reporters.

In a blog post that cites the company’s new rules, Huffman said users of the r/The_Donald subreddit had violated the site’s policies for years. (The site has no official connection to President Donald Trump, although he did do an Ask Me Anything there as a candidate in 2016.) “The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations,” Huffman said.

Similarly, r/ChapoTrapHouse had also hosted content that violates the site’s rules, Huffman said. The subreddit is a spinoff of the popular left-wing podcast.

Reddit’s new policy begins with a first rule that requires users to “consider the human.” It reads:

Remember the human. Reddit is a place for creating community and belonging, not for attacking marginalized or vulnerable groups of people. Everyone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence. Communities and people that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned.

That formed the basis of a policy framework that bans hate speech.

“Reddit’s mission is to bring community and belonging to everybody in the world, and there is speech in the world and on Reddit that prevents other people from doing so,” Huffman told reporters. “Harassing speech or hateful speech prevents people from coming to Reddit and feeling safe and sharing their vulnerabilities … So if we have speech on Reddit that’s preventing people from using Reddit the way that we intend it to be used, or that prevents us from achieving our mission, then it’s actually a very easy decision.”

The introduction of the new policies has resulted in the removal of about 2,000 subreddits so far, and the company says “the vast majority” were inactive. Only about 200 of them had more than 10 daily users, the company said. They include:

  • r/DarkHumorAndMemes
  • r/ConsumeProduct
  • r/DarkJokeCentral
  • r/GenderCritical
  • r/Cumtown
  • r/imgoingtohellforthis2
  • r/Wojak
  • r/soyboys

Last year, Reddit “quarantined” r/The_Donald, placing it behind a warning screen after it was found to host content that incited violence. The company had previously prevented posts on the forum from reaching Reddit’s front page. Former users of the forum began moving to a new site off Reddit last year.

While Monday’s removals hit some high-profile political communities, Huffman said the company would continue to support a broad range of political speech.

(Read more at The Verge)

It sounds like these restrictions would have stopped A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Although I do not support the transfer of nude pictures, this clampdown on the conservative segment of the Reddit audience does not match up to the standards that they claim to hold. As with the previous article, this seems like a case of a company that claims to be an online billboard acting more like an online publisher that edits the works on it.

Censorship of Conservatives by Liberal Twitter creates a response

  1. Parler hits 500K as an alternative to liberal Twitter

One America News Network reported in a 27 June 2020 article that Parler has gained 500K users due (in most part) to the censorship from liberals at Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

ParlerAmid rising censorship of conservative voices on Twitter and other social media platforms, the new app Parler has seen a large influx of users. According to reports, more than 500,000 new people created accounts on the site after Twitter recently banned two conservative accounts.

Parler’s user base skyrocketed by 50% this week alone, bringing the total number of users to 1.5 million.

Conservatives like Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Ted Cruz announced they joined site after experiencing what they called “unfair banning of right-wing accounts.”

“They use that power to silence conservatives and to promote their radical left-wing agenda,” stated Cruz. “Big tech has shown the ability to shadow ban what you say or post without anyone ever knowing about it.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

I have been on Parler as @Mark1one since 4 June 2019

Feel free to follow me at @Mark1one, since I have been there for some time.

Of course, since I am not a heavy hitter (and even if I were), all I can say is: the more the merrier.

Potential Democrat leaders encourage discrimination by the Left on social media

  1. Democrat Congressional candidate urges Twitter followers to ‘report’ Trump supporters

Breitbart shares the rantings of McMurray, the ]Democrat candidate for New York’s 27th Congressional District.

Nate McMurrayNate McMurray, the Democrat candidate for New York’s 27th Congressional District, urged Twitter followers Wednesday to “report” Trump supporters.

“When you see fake videos, when you see racism, when you hear support for Trump, do not roll your eyes, do not play nice, do not worry about hurting someone’s feelings, CALL IT OUT — REPORT IT — FIGHT IT,” he wrote:

Thursday, immigration lawyer Matthew Kolken shared a screenshot of McMurray’s tweet and said, “This is a dangerous chill of 1st Amendment freedoms”:

However, McMurray appeared to have amended the “REPORT IT – FIGHT IT” command with “TALK TO THEM – DO NOT GO WITH THE FLOW” in another tweet on Friday:

(Read more at Breitbart)

This “Fight it” stance seems to go with someone who thinks their supporters have made their mind(s) up and cannot be confused with the facts

Much like the times I have noted the Cancel culture, this “Cancel campaigning” seems to ignore the opposition and encourages the followers of the campaign to do the same. It looks like this guy has thoroughly gotten lost in his own confirmation bias.

Facebook doubles down on eliminating the First Amendment

  1. Facebook blacklists Laura Loomer’s campaign ads

Breitbart reports on what might seem to be violation of Laura Loomer’s First Amendment rights.

Laura LoomerFacebook has reportedly banned all ads on behalf of Laura Loomer, the frontrunner in the GOP primary race for House candidate in Florida’s 21st district.

Loomer’s personal account is banned on Facebook, as well as on Facebook-owned Instagram, and her campaign was prevented from creating a page to reach voters on Facebook last November. Now the campaign is being banned from running ads on the platform as well.

Loomer’s most recent ad can be viewed on YouTube:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously said it’s not right for “private companies to censor politicians.”

“The Laura Loomer for Congress Inc. Campaign represents more than just Laura Loomer, the candidate,” said Karen Giorno, chief strategist for the Loomer campaign and formerly the campaign manager for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in Florida.

The Loomer campaign, said Giorno,  “embodies a national movement, that radiates from within President Donald J. Trump’s home district, FL-21 and is made up of millions of voices from across the country. Many have become volunteers, donors and have pledged to vote for Laura Loomer in the August 18th primary and again in November to retire the radical, elitist, entrenched Democrat incumbent, Lois Frankel. ”

“This community of citizens that are Republican, Democrat and Independent are choosing to support Laura Loomer for Congress to represent them in Washington, because she embodies their values, their mores, their beliefs and their norms.  By Facebook banning Laura Loomer for Congress Campaign ads from running, they are essentially going against their own policy, and canceling millions of voices as well.”

“This is a perfect example of how Big Tech is committing blatant election interference in the form of illegal in-kind contributions to the Democrat party and their candidates in a race that is taking place in the President’s backyard.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

The Left is out to destroy America. Sadly, Loomer is getting in the way of that.

While Zuckerberg claims he wants free speech, his actions show that he only wants free liberal speech or free Marxist speech. If you step over the boundaries and start to become in the least conservative (as with the first article in this post), he will shut you down.

Liberals institute bad policy in place of a bad policeman

Out with the police … in with ‘Sharia patrols’?

OneNewsNow commented in a 26 June 2020 article on the dual trends of defunding the police and establishing sharia patrols in Minneapolis.

A Messianic Jewish leader is warning that if left unchecked, an evil alliance in Minnesota could result in complete devastation of the Twin Cities.

In the wake of the May 25th death of George Floyd while being arrested in Minneapolis, there have been calls to completely disband the Minneapolis Police Department. In fact, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously today approving a radical proposal to change the city charter to allow dismantling of the city’s police department.

“Doing so would first require amending the city charter,” AP reports. “Draft language of the amendment posted online would replace the department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, ‘which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach.’

“The amendment goes on to say the director of the new agency would have ‘non-law-enforcement experience in community safety services, including but not limited to public health and/or restorative justice approaches.’ It also provides for a division of licensed peace officers, who would answer to the department’s director.”

Jan Markell is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, which is based in Minneapolis. During an appearance on American Family Radio Thursday, Markell said the area’s roughly 200,000 Somali refugees in the area have their own idea of what will replace the police.

“And that would Muslim patrols. You could call them Sharia patrols,” she stated. “They have this in Europe. It doesn’t work, of course, but nonetheless this is what they’ve implemented in parts of Europe.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Not too long ago, I blogged about Sharia courts in Texas

Likewise, I have blogged about the possibility of Sharia in the U.S.; however, from what I have heard of Sharia (from the Muslim translation Reliance of the Traveller) (a resource I first discovered through Cornerstone Baptist Church), Sharia will be a hard sell in America.

Unless the Democrats pull something that makes most voter fraud look like kindergarten antics, America will not submit to this Sharia.

After voting to abolish cops, Minneapolis City Council members hire private security

Townhall comments on both the Minneapolis City Council moves to abolish the police department and their hiring of private security for themselves.

Minneapolis City Council

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to defund and dismantle the city’s police department. Instead of having armed police officers responding to violent criminals, the new plan, which is still in the works, will reportedly task social workers, or some other type of liberal arts major, with keeping the streets safe in Minneapolis.

But FOX 9 News learned the city is now spending $4,500 a day on private security for three city council members following the death of George Floyd. A city spokesperson told FOX 9 that security details have already cost the city $63,000 over the past three weeks.

The Minneapolis city council is comprised of 12 Democratic-Farmer-Labor members and one Green Party of Minneapolis member. The three members provided private security are Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunnigham, and Alondra Cano, all outspoken supporters of defunding the police. So these leftists hire muscle to protect themselves but abolish cops who protect everyone else. Something tells me the private security guards don’t have graduate degrees in social work.

“I don’t feel comfortable publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats,” said Councilmember Cunningham in a text message to FOX 9, adding the private security was only temporary.

I bet he doesn’t feel comfortable discussing it.

“My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” wrote Councilmembers Jenkins in an email to FOX 9.

(Read more at Townhall)

Considering the ways that Kim Ogg has betrayed Harris County, Texas as its District Attorney, Minneapolis does not surprise me

Kim Ogg has become adept at releasing felons and releasing liberal protesters. Therefore, it does not surprise me that Democrats would do things to endanger the community (or simultaneously enrich themselves).

Harris County District Attorney tries to force attorneys to attend her registration drive

Harris County District Attorney tries to force attorneys to attend her registration drive

Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Williamson Chapell resigns in protest of Ogg’s dishonesty

The Houston Chronicle reports that Kim Ogg has been accused of threatening employees to attend an event. Furthermore, we find that one attorney has resigned over this improper action by Kim Ogg.

OggAtLecternHarris County District Attorney Kim Ogg this week encouraged her prosecutors to attend a voter registration drive, where she would be present, in order for them to boost their standing in performance evaluations, according to an office-wide email circulating on Twitter.

Ogg, who is running for re-election as the Democratic candidate for district attorney, denied any ethical wrongdoing, and another prosecutor since said that the correspondence was a draft that contained incorrect information and was meant to be sent from his account. But the email has already contributed to one resignation from an assistant district attorney, who cited several examples of what she called Ogg’s “paranoia” and efforts to bolster her political status.

“Your repeated misuse of county resources and inaction in response to extraordinary worldwide crises demonstrates a lack of professionalism and leadership, and shows what is truly important to you,” Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Williamson Chapell wrote, according to a letter obtained by a reporter from the nonprofit news organization the Marshall Project. “Indeed, you seem to have emboldened dishonesty. I simply cannot work for you any longer.”

Ogg’s email, addressed on Tuesday to all assistant district attorneys, notified her prosecutors of a Ministers Coalition of Harris County voter registration drive and food giveaway on June 27. She would be speaking at the event and was looking for volunteers to help, the email read.

“Part of every employee’s performance evaluation includes a grade for personal development,” she continued. “This includes community activities and volunteering for projects like this.”

Mark Goldberg
Harris County Assistant DA Mark Goldberg

The prosecutors received a follow-up email Wednesday from Assistant District Attorney Mark Goldberg — a former city councilman who has become one of Ogg’s trusted employees — who said that Ogg’s email should have been sent under his name.

“What you actually got was a draft form with some misinformation that was inadvertently distributed in that form, and I apologize for any confusion,” he wrote in the email, which was also obtained by the Marshall Project.

Dane Schiller, Ogg’s spokesman, denied that his boss ever made a threat against her employees. Ogg was never scheduled to speak at the event, and volunteering became a part of evaluations at the request of an employee-led committee, he said.

Even if Ogg had sent the email personally, Schiller said, “At the end of the day, all you have is her asking her employees to consider volunteering in this poor, underserved neighborhood.”

Williamson Chapell then sent her email to Ogg and copied the staff on it, tendering her voluntary resignation.

In the letter, Williamson Chapell referenced an investigation Ogg initiated in March as to who might have leaked an internal document, actions that Texas Monthly reported. An investigator came to Williamson Chapell’s home to confiscate her work-issued laptop and cellphone, she said.

The prosecutor said she just received the email but denied distributing it, and declined to turn over her personal cell phone. When she did so, Ogg “all but threatened to terminate my employment,” she wrote.

She also accused Ogg of taking advantage of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis as a way to advance her political stature, and said her boss “implicitly threatened” them into attending the voter registration drive.

Schiller declined to comment on that letter.

Defense attorney Murray Newman, who catalogues courthouse happenings on his blog and tweeted the original email sent from Ogg’s account, questioned why Ogg would be asking her prosecutors to come to a volunteer event when they are largely instructed not to come to the courthouse.

“Ethically, it’s kind of a no-brainer,” he said.

(Read the comments by Ogg’s opponent, Mary Nan Huffman, at the Houston Chronicle)

While I doubt that this hit the front page or snuck above the fold, at least it was published in the Houston Chronicle

Pictures of the resignation letter would probably have hit the front page (had this been a Republican DA); however, at least the story was published. Links to the letter were made available (assuming that the user does have a current login to Twitter).

And one stock photo of Kim Ogg standing behind a lectern was provided by the Houston Chronicle.

At least this time the Houston Comical Chronicle did not leave it to Texas Monthly to report embarrassing news for Harris County’s top law enforcement official. Considering that Kim Ogg has a pedigree as a George Soros funded liberal who has subverted justice and released murdering criminals, I guess that we should be glad that this got released at all.

I guess we cannot expect much more.

Six little-mentioned things concerning George Floyd protests

  1. Drivers flee to HPD headquarters after altercation leads to gunfire, vehicles ramming each other

Houston CBS affiliate KHOU reports on an early morning altercation that ended in the Houston Police Department parking lot.

Houston police detained several people just outside police headquarters in Downtown Houston early Tuesday morning.

Police said it was after 3 a.m. when they received a 911 call about three vehicles following each other and shots being fired.

The vehicles were also ramming each other, allegedly. The vehicles went northbound on Travis in downtown and pulled up to police headquarters.

Officers in the building went outside and detained at least four or five people as the investigation got underway. One pistol was recovered at the scene.

(Read more at KHOU)

I hope that this was a case of a sane person driving to a police station to escape an idiot

I certainly hope that this was not a case of Antifa elements testing the resources of Houston police.

However, with the race-baiting speech that Art Acevedo gave prior to the first George Floyd riot in Houston, the people at Antifa knew he ruled with a Democrat fist. So that might mean no bail releases for those who get caught.

Hence, as the following article might demonstrate, light sentences provided in Democrat strongholds might encourage bad behavior.

  1. Police Sergeant shot and killed during ambush near George Floyd protest

San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO reports that Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller and two deputies were ambushed and shot.

A Santa Cruz County deputy was killed and other officers were injured after an ambush on Saturday, Sheriff Jim Hart said.

On Sunday, the FBI revealed it is looking into a possible link between the Santa Cruz County killing and the death of an officer outside the federal building in Oakland last month.

Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the sheriff’s office received a report of a suspicious van on a turnout at Jamison Creek Road near Ben Lomond. The caller said they saw guns and bomb-making devices inside the vehicle.

When deputies arrived at the scene they saw the van leave and followed the vehicle. As the van pulled into a driveway on Waldeberg Drive, the officers were ambushed with gunfire and many improvised explosives, Hart said.

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was shot and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“In my 32-year career, this is the worst day I’ve ever experienced,” Sheriff Jim Hart said as he began the news conference.

Gutzwiller worked for the sheriff’s office since 2006 and is survived by his wife, young child and another on the way. Hart described him as a courageous, intelligent, sensitive and caring man.

“Words cannot express the pain we feel for Damon and his family,” Sheriff Jim Hart said, “He was the kind of person we all hope to be. Today, we lost a hero. We are grateful to have known him and we mourn with his family.”

During the ambush, another officer was struck by either gunshot or shrapnel from the explosives, then struck by a getaway vehicle, Hart said. The officer was taken to the hospital and officials say they are in stable condition and expected to recover.

Calls of carjacking soon followed as officers from other departments arrived to the scene.

The FBI confirmed to ABC7 that the agency is looking into a possible connection between the Santa Cruz County shooting and the shooting death of Officer Pat Underwood in Oakland last month.

(Read more at KGO)

More recent reports say Air Force Staff Sergeant Steven Carrillo allegedly killed the police

Since CBS News was reluctant to divulge any details Carrillo’s motive, it seems very likely that the liberal’s favorites (either Anitfa or Islam) might be involved.

  1. Maxine Waters calls ‘rioting’ a ‘negative language … used against Black people’

Breitbart talks about the race-baiting of Maxine Waters.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), in an interview published Wednesday, explained why she rejects the term “rioting” in describing violent protests, contending that the word is part of “negative language used far too often in a description of black people by folks who fundamentally don’t see black people the same way they see whites and others.”

Waters spoke to The Cut about her “longtime fight over the language of insurrection and unrest versus rioting” and told the outlet that the unrest in recent days brought her to reflect on “what was going on back in the day, when I was confronting Daryl Gates, starting when the police shot Eula Love, which brought me in contact with the police commission and brought me to taking a look at what was going on with police community relations” years ago.

She spoke in depth about her experience with Gates, Los Angeles’s former police chief, and explained how those events shaped her view of the “negative language” used today.

“A lot of negative language gets used against black people, describing what whites often believe is true about us: that language includes ‘lazy,’ ‘criminal,’ and ‘rioting,’” Waters told the outlet.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Naturally Maxine Waters turns rioters and looters into victims

Of course, if you have looked at any videos of the looting, no one race monopolizes crime. Therefore, references to perpetrators of crime cannot be racist unless you twist facts.

  1. Eric Garcetti lifts Los Angeles curfew after Black Lives Matter and ACLU sue city: Protests ‘almost … entirely peaceful’

Breitbart reports on the lifting of the Los Angeles curfew and the following protests.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that the city would be ending its curfew, which has been in place since Saturday, May 30.

Eric GarcettiGarcetti claimed that the curfew was being lifted because recent demonstrations — i.e. for the last 48 hours — had been peaceful. “Angelenos are rallying around powerful and peaceful demonstrations against racial injustice,” Garcetti said, as quoted by Yahoo! News.

However, the announcement also came after Black Lives Matter and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the city on Wednesday, along with Garcetti and a slew of city and county officials.

The lawsuit claims (emphasis added): “Upon information and belief, between May 29 and June 3, 2020, approximately 30,000 people participated in protest demonstrations, almost of all of which were entirely peaceful, throughout Los Angeles County.”

It acknowledges rioting and looting, but blames “third parties who were not part of Black Lives Matter or most other organized protest groups.”

It also claims that such incidents happened “only” in a few places, such as “Downtown and Fairfax, Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, and Van Nuys areas of Los Angeles County.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

What percent of purity becomes acceptable?

When politicians and journalists are concerned, how much truth have you come to expect? As for myself, I check for a connection to a liberal meme before I assign any belief to a story. If the story does support a liberal meme (and most main stream and local stories do), then I check for other sources. If those other sources can be found, then I go with the one that seems the most acceptable to all sides (or, if I am trying to argue on a liberal topic, I might take the most liberally-accepted source).

So, rather than just considering the veracity and well-told story, I (and a number of bloggers I have read), consider other factors.

This is sad, but telling. Still, we must communicate if we are to get our message out.

  1. Lori Lightfoot begs major retailers to stay in Chicago after the lawless riots

Western Journal reports how Mayor Lightfoot has begged retailers to remain in Chicago.

Portions of Chicago have resembled combat zones for years.

But in recent weeks, roaming groups of rioters have used the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis as a pretext to loot and destroy businesses both big and small in the Windy City.

LightfootThe response from the city’s Democratic leaders has been less than aggressive — and now they’re facing the potential repercussions of that approach.

National retail chain locations have been attacked, looted or burned and are now closed in many parts of the city, as was outlined June 1 by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Walmart, according to reports, might not come back, at least not fully.

WBBM-AM in Chicago reported the Arkansas-based retail giant is assessing which of its locations in the city are worth salvaging after criminals ransacked the stores during unchecked looting.

There isn’t a timetable for when that corporate evaluation will be completed, but Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, whose job it is to protect her city, is now pleading with Walmart and other retailers not to leave the market.

(Read more at the Western Journal)

For the sake of the poor, I hope that this works.

For the sake of the poor in Chicago who did not riot and now are suffering because they do not now have access to groceries, pharmacies, and other necessities — I pray for you and have a broken heart for you.

However, for those who will grow up and read about the riots over a man who broke into a pregnant woman’s house and held a gun to her stomach as he searched for drugs, I can see the benefit of an exodus of Walmart, Target, and the other looted outlets. For too long, seeds of destruction have been sown. When seeds are sown, they come up in multiples.

  1. Charges dropped against nearly 800 Houston protestors

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports that nearly 800 protestors will have their charges dropped.

On the same day, George Floyd was laid to rest, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office announced it’s dropping criminal charges against nearly 800 protesters in Houston.

The DA’s office says prosecutors divided the 796 cases between people who sought to do harm others and property and people who were arrested for simple civil disobedience. They began filing motions to dismiss before sunrise Tuesday.

The cases dismissed were for non-violent misdemeanor offenses, mostly obstructing a highway and trespassing.

District Attorney Ogg“The job of the prosecutor is to seek individualized justice in every case,” Ogg said. “While probable cause existed for the arrests of those people who refused to disperse after being ordered to do so by police, our young prosecutors worked hard to identify the few offenders who came to inflict harm on others and intentional damage to property.”

Only 51 adults and one juvenile now remain charged with active cases. These cases include 35 misdemeanor charges and 19 felony charges; charges such as weapons offenses and aggravated assault of a peace officer.

“With so many professionals wanting to contribute, I am confident that the criminal defense bar will volunteer their services to clean up the criminal records of all involved,” Ogg said.

(Read more at KRIV)

Kim Ogg strikes again

Kim Ogg, the District Attorney who releases insane murderers and then blames the resulting acts on the social justice judges, has now enabled Antifa in Houston. Look for more of what she is encouraging.

Ogg_344felonsYou may remember a recent blog post on Wayne Dolcefino’s investigation of Kim Ogg’s release of 344 felons and part of the resulting wave of crime. Again, this blog post proves you get more of what you encourage.


Three more proofs Democrat judges and Kim Ogg need to go

  1. Suspect on the run after 4 people were shot in Midtown

The Houston Chronicle reported through a 23 May 2020 article on the continued crime spree in the age of Kim Ogg’s released felons.

4shotFour people were injured in a Midtown shooting early Saturday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

The incident occurred at around 2 a.m. near Anita Street and Travis Street in the proximity of Midtown Park.

HPD officers responded to reports of several gunshots in the area.

“Just after 2.am., one of our patrol officers out here heard some gunfire,” HPD Lieutenant R. Wilkins said. “When he got in the area, he saw a vehicle leave. They got behind it and stopped it real fast. Right after, we started having shooting calls he had dispatched over here.”

When officers arrived upon the scene, they found four men with gunshot wounds. Two victims are in critical condition at an area hospital.

HPD officials say that the suspect is now on the run, and the motive for the shooting is unknown. During the investigation, police discovered that the driver who was pulled over initially was unrelated to the shooting.

“The one we had stopped we don’t believe will be a part of the shooting investigation,” Wilkins said.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

While this particular crime cannot now be tied to a released felon, it joins a trend

Houston murders and other violent crime have seen a dramatic increase due to Democrat Kim Ogg and the social justice judges (as demonstrated by the following tweets from law enforcement leaders).

We can thank George Soros for the election of Kim Ogg (along with a set of barely-better-than-Democrat Republicans like pro-abortion Devon Anderson and tax-and-spend Judge Ed Emmett).

  1. Brian Bullock, suspect in double murder, gets bail

Michael Berry of KTRH bemoans the release of double-murder suspect Brian Bullock by outlining the facts and linking to a report of the murders.

Investigators say Brian Bullock was free on-bond when they say he murdered his estranged wife and another man who was conducting renovations on her home.

The pair were brutally stabbed to death.

Despite the double capital murder charges, a Harris County judge granted Bullock bond last week and he’s now free.

(Read more at KTRH)

Additionally, Republican District Attorney candidate Mary Nan Huffman comments on Facebook:

Oddly, searches at the local ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates yield null results (like the screen capture below). It is almost as if the main stream media is trying to cover for the incompetent Democrat judges and Democrat Kim Ogg.

  1. Alexis Saborit, already wanted for parole violations, now is wanted for intoxication manslaughter

The Houston Chronicle reports on the hit-and-run tactics of this felon.

The driver accused of killing two people during a short-lived police chase in northwest Harris County Monday night had a warrant out for his arrest for evading deputies outside the jail months ago, records show.

Now, 31-year-old Alexis Saborit is facing two felony murder charges. He’s accused of killing 63-year-old Jarvis Taylor and 57-year-old Roosevelt McClendon at the end of the pursuit.

A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the driver of a Mercedes Benz car, later identified as Saborit, in the 10000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive driving 61 mph in a 45 mph zone around 9 p.m., authorities said. The deputy tried to pull Saborit over, but he allegedly sped off south along Veterans Memorial.

After crossing West Mount Houston Road, Saborit allegedly pulled into the northbound lanes and drove the wrong way. The deputy followed the driver southbound in the northbound lanes, according to HCSO spokesperson Jason Spencer.

Seconds later, the Mercedes driver slammed into Taylor, who was on a bicycle in the outside lane. The driver continued and crashed head-on into a Buick LaCrosse, driven by McClendon.

The deputy, helped by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, took Saborit into custody after the crash, Sgt. Simon Cheng said. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Firefighters had to cut McClendon out of his car as paramedics rushed Taylor to a nearby hospital. McClendon was taken to the hospital in an air ambulance.

Both were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospitals, Cheng said.

Saborit showed signs of intoxication, Cheng said, although it is unclear if that was factored into the felony murder charges. In Texas, anyone who is committing certain felonies while doing something “clearly dangerous to human life” can be charged with felony murder if someone dies during the commission of the underlying crime, according to state law.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

As soon as this felon violated his terms of probation, he should have been in jail

The first time this man broke the terms of his probation, he should have been put in jail. That would have saved the lives of two people — innocent people — not that Kim Ogg or the social justice judges care.

Harris County Jail inmate release halted by court order

Lina Hidalgo’s inmate release halted by court order

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports that a court order has stopped Lina Hidalgo’s plans to release felons.

idiotA court order has reversed course on Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s order to release inmates from the county jail.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted the update on Friday afternoon. He wrote, “Per a Court Order just received, halting any further inmate releases related to County Judge Hidalgo’s Order. This is a legal matter and will wait for further information.”

The order states, “Most of the inmates in the Harris County Jail are defendants charged with felony offenses, whose cases are assigned to one of the 22 Felony District Courts, each of which independently lawfully sit and exercise exclusive jurisdiction in such matters in this County.”

It also went on to say, “Only the State District Judges of the 22 Felony District Courts of Harris County, Texas have exclusive constitutional and statutory jurisdiction over all felony cases assigned to their respective courts.”

(Read more at KRIV)


Thank God for sane courts within our system

Thank God that there are checks on those Democrats who would both enforce a house arrest on law abiding individuals (putting many of those law abiders out of work) at the same time that those Democrats would release felons.

Who is served when a felon released?

Thank God also for those in power who have worked to preserve our Second Amendment rights (over the Democrats who would shut gun stores and ammunition manufacturers).

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

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.

Two stories where Democrats acted like Republicans

The Democrat ghost of Jeb Bush

‘Come On!’: Buttigieg Tells Audience To Clap For Him In Awkward Video

In a 21 January 2020 Daily Caller article, we see how Pete Buttigieg had his “Jeb Bush” moment and had to cajole his audience to applaud.

“Come on”

Democratic 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg had to instruct audience members to clap for him in an awkward moment on the campaign trail Tuesday.

Buttigieg asked audience members at an Iowa campaign event if he “can look to you to spread that sense of hope to those that you know?” The room went silent as the audience neither clapped nor applauded in response to Buttigieg’s question.

“Come on!” Buttigieg said, motioning with his arms for the audience to cheer.

The awkward moment immediately drew comparisons online to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s much-mocked “please clap” gaffe during the 2016 Republican primary.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Since the main stream media thought that the final 2016 match would be Hillary Clinton versus Jeb Bush, a month’s focus was on Jeb’s “Please clap”

However, since the media now hasn’t decided whether to focus on octogenarians Warren or Sanders (or to go with the gay socialist Mayor Pete), they have pretty much ignored this “Come On” moment.

1998 Fatter Jerry Nadler argued against impeachment

In 1998, a fatter Jerry Nadler went to bat for a president who had lied to a court and said that “we do not want to impeach a president unless he is a tyrant.”

Further, as shown by the above clip taken from an anti-impeachment rally, this fatter Nadler noted that:

An impeachment of a president is an undoing of a national election and one of the reasons we all feel so angry about what they are doing is that they are ripping from us — they are ripping asunder our votes. They are telling us our votes don’t count and that the election must be set aside.