Encouragement for good guys: bad guys get caught

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Thirty-nine children rescued from a sex trafficking ring in Georgia

WBS in Atlanta reports that 26 endangered children and 13 missing children have been recovered in a sting operation located in the 20 counties around Atlanta.

More than three dozen children are now safe after being rescued during a sex trafficking bust involving state and federal agents.

Channel 2′s Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Tony Thomas learned that the bust, dubbed “Operation Not Forgotten” spanned 20 counties around metro Atlanta.

For two weeks, U.S.Marshals Fugitive Hunters and other agencies scoured north and middle Georgia looking for missing and exploited children. In all, 26 endangered children were recovered and another 13 missing children were found.

U.S. Marshals Service Director Donald Washington said that authorities fear the children were all already or potential victims of sex trafficking.

“These missing children were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area, based on indications of high-risk factors such as victimization of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and medical or mental health conditions,” authorities said. “Other children were located at the request of law enforcement to ensure their wellbeing.”

The operation spanned across 20 Georgia counties. Sources said children were found in Gwinnett, Fulton, Clayton, and Forsyth counties among other places. Nine suspects were arrested.

KirkWatersThe suspects are now behind bars as state prosecutors step in to handle the cases and medical and social workers focus on helping traumatized kids.

“One missing child is worth thousands, in my mind, of fugitives that we go out and get,” Washington said.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said authorities will measure their success on “how many lives that we have saved and that will have a new and fresh start.”

Other major cities across the country have similar operations underway. Most of them have yet to be completed.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a statement about the bust via Twitter Thursday night.

(Read more at WBS)

As opposed to the stories of murder and loss, this story of recovery encourages us

While we cannot pull victims back from death, stories like this remind us that we can protect the children among us. And, for the Christians reading this post, we can rest assured that God commands us to protect children no less than 9 times.

Although I do not hold to Hillary Clinton’s theory that “it takes a village” to raise a child (because a child greatly benefits from a loving mother and father), I do hold to the commands of God to love. I further hold to the commands of God to look over those who cannot care for themselves (which, in this case, are the children within our circle).

Man arrested after shooting and killing two in a fender-bender dispute

The One America News Network reports on a possible result of the BLM hyperventilating over perceived injustices where none exist. After a minor fender-bender, Tysheem Hasheem Walters killed two people.

TysheemHasheemWaltersA South Carolina man has been denied bond after he was charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Tysheem Hasheem Walters appeared in court on Wednesday. This came after he allegedly shot and killed Charles Wall, along with his stepdaughter Laura Anderson, following a motor vehicle accident in Georgetown County on Monday.

According to warrants, Walters shot Wall at least twice and Anderson once. A third victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was shot at least once and is in critical condition in the hospital.

The victims’ families have since called for justice against Walters.

“Laura was my daughter, who I love very much, my rock,” stated Adam Anderson. “This man has destroyed my family.”

(Read more at the One America News Network)

In the past, law-abiding citizens would have relied on the justice system

Before the age of Soros-funded District Attorneys who consistently release felons, law-abiding citizens could trust in the police, judges, and the rest of the justice system to provide justice. However, in many instances (for example, in Democrat cities where police have been told to step back — such as in Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, Raleigh, and Columbus) — there seems to be no refuge for people.

To this, my Black friends remind me of the Democrat reality of the 1960’s: prejudiced judges and police sometimes preyed on the people, juries weren’t necessarily of your peers — the only way they made it through was to band together and protect one another. Black communities were just that — communities of closely-knit people who protected one another as much as humanly possible. Many took advantage of their Second Amendment rights despite the efforts of politicians (as evidenced by the Gun Control Act of 1968 and similar laws).

Beyond that, a large number within my friend’s family circles leaned on the Lord. Most specifically, they followed the command in Romans 12:19

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord (NASB)

The problem with the current American population is that, unlike earlier generations, the Christian faith does not have as much influence. Additionally, while most of us feel some type of community with those around us, a growing number within America have stopped reaching beyond their comfort zone and have stopped reaching out to new groups.

Additionally, the recent growth in riots has spurred a new spate of gun purchases.

Therefore, with this shrinking of Christian influence and a possible growth of a new tribalism, will these liberals who are defunding police departments (as happened in New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, and other cities) find themselves in a fix when an increasingly more armed society feels threatened by their policies? Will they find that they have eliminated the one effective protection between an armed populace and themselves? Will they mourn the deaths of the Antifa that America has seen behind the riots?

Cases of truly oppressive violence

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Cases of Black adult on White baby violence

25-year-old Darius Sessoms shoots 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant

As reported by Fox News in an 11 August 2020 article, Cannon Hinnant was shot by Darius Sessoms as the child played with his sisters.

Hat tip to sfcmac.

North Carolina man has been charged with walking up to a 5-year-old boy playing outside and shooting him in the head, according to a report.

Darius Sessoms, 25, was taken into custody Monday charged with first degree murder in the death of the boy, Cannon Hinnant, in Wilson, N.C, WRAL-TV reported.

Sessoms and the boy’s father were next-door neighbors. Cannon was at his father’s house on his bike Sunday afternoon when he was shot in front of his two sisters, 7 and 8, WRAL-TV reported.

Doris Labrant told the station in an exclusive interview that she was looking out her window when she saw Sessoms run up to Cannon, put a gun to the boy’s head and pull the trigger. She said Sessoms then ran back to his own house next door.

“My first reaction was he’s playing with the kids,” Labrant said, according to the station. “For a second, I thought, ‘That couldn’t happen.’ People don’t run across the street and kill kids.”

Lebrant said she saw the boy’s father Austin Hinnant fly out of house after Cannon was shot. She said he was screaming as he picked up the boy.

“They’ll never get over this,” she told the station.

(Read more at Fox News)

Of course, even though you may not have heard of this, there is even more

With the main stream media in its vaunted place, a number of stories never make it beyond the local filter. Unlike the stories of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, certain important stories just don’t fit the “narrative.”

Two 10- and 11-year-old boys run over by 21-year-old Oghaleoghene Atuno

An 18 April 2020 CBS article out of Aurora, Colorado tells us that Oghaleoghene Atuno purposefully drove over two children.

atuno_oghaleogheneAn Aurora man arrested in connection to a hit-and-run collision which took place on April 5 is facing additional charges. Oghaleoghene Atuno, 21, was arrested on suspicion of using his vehicle to run over two boys, ages 11 and 12.

Additional charges include attempted murder, child abuse and driving with an expired license.

AuroraBoyOne boy was so badly injured, his skull was fractured. Law enforcement said security footage from the area showed Atuno circling the cul-de-sac several times before allegedly hitting the boys, one of whom was Josh Piazza. The boys were walking on the sidewalk.

State Patrol used surveillance video from homes and schools to identify the vehicle in the incident. After the image was released to the public, someone reported a similar vehicle at an apartment complex.

The vehicle matched the description, and belonged to Atuno’s mother, an arrest affidavit said.

When law enforcement questioned Atuno, he confessed to the hit-and-run, according to the affidavit. When asked why he left the scene, law enforcement said Atuno claimed to be scared.

(Read more at CBS)

24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda vs 5-year-old Landon

In he following CBS report on the attack, you will never hear that the attacker was Black or that the 5-year-old child was White.

Why does CBS slant its reporting? They slant their message because they want to flavor the world to fit their BLM and Antifa-supporting narrative. Additionally, they do not see truth or falsehood.  They only see a narrative they want to advance.

If you were to search further and find in an UK Yahoo News article of 17 April 2020 that this was a Black-on-White crime.

The man charged with throwing a five-year-old boy off a third-floor mall balcony told police he was “looking for someone to kill”, according to prosecutors.

Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis, has been charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder in Friday’s attack at the Mall of America. He told police he was angry at being rejected by women.

Aranda made his first appearance in court on Tuesday, in which he confirmed he lived in a shelter.

Landon-Aranda-MallLanden Hoffmann plunged almost 12 metres and is fighting for his life in a Minneapolis hospital with head trauma and multiple broken bones.

Aranda has two past convictions for assaults at the mall, both in 2015, including one in which he threw a glass of water and glass of tea at a woman who refused to buy him something. Aranda at one point was banned from the mall.

(Read more at UK Yahoo News)

Additionally, if you look to local media source Twin Cities, you find one other group the press currently does not like to report (world-on-Christian violence):

The parents of a 5-year-old Woodbury boy who survived being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America decried the assailant’s actions as “evil” while saying they forgive him at a hearing Monday where a judge handed down a 19-year prison sentence.

Emmanuel Aranda showed little emotion during his hearing. When Hennepin County District Judge Jeannice Reding asked whether Aranda wanted to say anything on his own behalf, the 24-year-old Minneapolis man responded with a simple, “No.” Reding then sentenced him to the term he agreed to when he pleaded guilty last month to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack.

Aranda told investigators he went to the Bloomington mall “looking for someone to kill.” According to the complaint, he had tried unsuccessfully to talk to women in the mall but their rejection “caused him to lash out and be aggressive.” He said he had planned to kill an adult before choosing the child instead.

The boy, identified in court only as Landen, plunged almost 40 feet and needed multiple surgeries for head trauma and broken bones. No update on his recovery was provided in court Monday, though his parents described it as miraculous.

“Your act was evil and selfish, you chose to listen to the worst parts of yourself that day,” the boy’s father said in a statement read by prosecutor Cheri Ann Townsend. “You chose evil over good and chose to take your hate and hurt out on my precious boy. That is where your impact on us stops, you will take nothing more from us.”

Both parents, whose statements were full of references to their Christian faith, said they forgave Aranda because they believe God expects them to.

“You chose to think about yourself that day, what you were feeling and wanted to do to someone else,” Landen’s mother said in a separate statement read by the prosecutor. “I’m sad you chose anger and hatred.”

(Read more at Twin Cities)

One other inconvenient truth ignored by the press

Black children also pay a terrible price

Philadelphia Inquirer tells 6 August 2020 tale of suffering experienced by almost 100 Philidelphian children this year.

Cianni Harris, 14, was catching her breath after a game of tag, laughing as younger girls played Double Dutch a block from her Southwest Philadelphia home, when she heard crackling explosions she thought were firecrackers.

Then she felt a burn in her back — a stray bullet.

Cianni, or Cece to her friends along Robinson Street, managed to run home and has physically recovered from the May 7 shooting, which remains unsolved. But the rising ninth grader has scars the size of cigar tips on her lower back, and her carefree childhood has been clouded by worry and fear.

She is another victim of a public health catastrophe in Philadelphia: a sharp and startling rise in the number of children wounded or killed by gunfire.

Nearly 100 kids have been shot in the city already this year, according to police statistics — a tally soon to surpass the number shot in all of last year, and more young people than were shot in all of 2017.

It’s not just that more children are being shot; they also represent a growing share of the victims. People under age 18 have made up nearly one in 10 of the city’s shooting victims this year, more than any year since at least 2015.

And the tragedies have almost exclusively devastated minority families: All but a few of the child victims this year were Black.

Zamar JonesLast week, public outrage swelled as violence claimed the life of 7-year-old Zamar Jones, who was playing on his West Philadelphia porch when a bullet from a shootout between men on the street struck him in the head.

On Wednesday night, hours after a community vigil for Zamar, a 6-year-old girl was shot in 900 block of North 42nd Street in West Philadelphia, struck by a stray bullet as she played on the sidewalk in front of her home. Police found 13 spent shell casings about 500 feet north of where the child was shot. She was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Zamar was at least the 11th child fatally shot in the city this year. Six of those were killed before they reached age 10. And that doesn’t include two unborn children who died in shootings that also killed their pregnant mothers.

(Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer)

New York has seen a spate of shootings of children

Just recently, the following shootings have occurred in New York City:

So what do we do?

So do we encourage Christians to retaliate against the world?

As far as physical attacks go, there must be none. First, the perpetrator in the case of Landen Hoffmann has been caught and is in the process of receiving judgement. Transferring this guilt would break both the fundamentals of what it means to be a Christian and an American. You see, as Christians, we believe that a person should be punished for only their sins.

Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin. (Deuteronomy 24:16 NASB)

Similarly, as Americans, we hold to a principle of a “government of laws, not of men.” In other words, we are supposed to apply all laws equally to all citizens (and not transfer guilt from one to another).

However, if the Christian might limit their attack to an intellectual debate, then the whole world is a target. From the press that hides the truth in favor of its narrative to the Democrats and Socialists who benefit from that narrative, we will need to take on their lack of truth.

Do we encourage Whites to retaliate against Blacks?

Considering that no consideration of race as approval from God (only belief in the one true God as illustrated through the story of Ruth [which naturally appears in the Old Testament book of Ruth]), how could we?

Additionally, considering that God showed His disapproval of either the sin of questioning God’s chosen spokesman (Moses) on a trivial matter or the sin of racism by afflicting the sister of Moses with leprosy (Numbers 12:1-11), how could we?

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); and they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?” And the Lord heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.) Suddenly the Lord said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, “You three come out to the tent of meeting.” So the three of them came out. Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam. When they had both come forward, He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord , shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the Lord . Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?” So the anger of the Lord burned against them and He departed. But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous. Then Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my Lord, I beg you, do not account this sin to us, in which we have acted foolishly and in which we have sinned. (Numbers 12:1‭-‬11 NASB)

Do we encourage Blacks to take their revenge?

For reasons already covered, no — we do not encourage any group to unilateral action against anything but ideological opponents. Additionally, we cannot become more holy by encouraging others to act like the Accuser of the Brethren.

We cannot erase the darkness with black paint. However, we can light a few candles. We can provide light by protecting those who cannot protect themselves (such as children of all kinds).

Relevant verses on protecting the children

If you are a Christian (or just have some respect for time-proven truths), consider these reasons for protecting children.

You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. (Exodus 22:22 NASB)

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper. (Job 29:12 NASB)

You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand. The unfortunate commits himself to You; You have been the helper of the orphan. (Psalm 10:14 NASB)

A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5 NASB)

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. (Psalm 82:3 NASB)

The Lord protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked. (Psalm 146:9 NASB)

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17 NASB)

In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20:35 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)

Open Letter To The Black Community – Part 1


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From the desk of Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Dear Fellow Americans (of African descent):

I write to you with great concern for the future of our country and the black community. Like most Americans, I too am angry over the killing of George Floyd. His death was a monstrous act, and former police officer Derek Chauvin deserves to have the full weight of the law brought against him. If the video we witnessed is accurate, Mr. Chauvin must be imprisoned for a long time.

However, my sadness reaches well beyond this single tragedy. The riots, looting and violence which have occurred in cities across the country will not reform, heal, unify or improve the lives and safety of black Americans. In fact, these actions are radically regressive and self-destructive.

Black businesses are burned down, the owners are assaulted and essential grocery stores and pharmacies are destroyed. Cops and innocent bystanders are victimized and killed. The irony is that the victims are primarily those for whom the rioters claim to be seeking justice. History teaches us that communities wracked by riots and looting do not recover easily, if at all. They tend to become more impoverished and dangerous than they were before the upheaval.

The Proverb says, “where there is no vision, the people perish.” The last time curfews were necessary to quell violence across the country was fifty-two years ago in 1968. A half a century later, we face the same destructive reaction to racial grievance. It will not lead to one black child getting a better education. Not one black worker will get a better job, and not one inner city family will live in a safer community. If police departments are defunded, as Black Lives Matter is demanding, look for an outbreak of crime and violence in the inner city like nothing we have ever witnessed before.

The purpose of peaceful protests should be to secure a better life for those trapped by inner-city violence, drugs, gangs, and lack of educational and economic opportunity. If we are having the same violent protests over the same issues with the same negative consequences as 50 years ago, something is wrong with our approach.

There is a way out of this vicious cycle, but it is hard medicine. Black citizens must stop voting for a political party that espouses nothing more than racial demagoguery. Al Sharpton, a proven charlatan with zero credibility, is trotted out to speak for the victims. No solutions are offered and no long term progress is ever made. Social and racial justice are popular slogans, but they are not a strategy for improving the lives of people.

Education has been used to uplift every demographic group that has come to America. However, inner city children whose ancestors are among the earliest to arrive on this continent, are trapped in failing schools. Educational choice offers a real solution, but black Democratic politicians block it at every turn. They send their children to the finest schools available while leaving the children of their constituents trapped in dead-end institutions.

Their betrayal doesn’t end with education. These black politicians go to church every Sunday, and some of them are pastors. Yet they disregard the sin of abortion and its impact on the black community. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a rabid racist who admired Adolph Hitler and consorted with the Ku Klux Klan. She would have liked to exterminate black people, but satisfied herself with suppressing the growth of the black population through abortion. When eugenics proved unmarketable, she changed her brand to “planned parenthood” which sounds benign unless you know the truth. With the full cooperation of many black leaders, Sanger’s genocide against the black community continues to this day.

Finally, the single greatest social problem facing the black community is the destruction of the nuclear family. The out-of-wedlock birth rate has exploded to 72%. In some cities such as Richmond, Virginia it is 80%. The young men, born to single mothers, unwanted by their fathers, grow up with anger and abandonment issues. Desperately wanting to be wanted, they are easy recruits into a brotherhood of gangs, crime and violence. The streets are an outlet for their anger.

Leftists complain that the criminal justice system tracks young black men from the school house to the jail house. But the “progressive” welfare policies of the Democrat Party put them on that track. Instead of encouraging stable, two-parent families, they incentivize single, female-headed households. They’ve been doing this since the 1960s, with horrific results.

Where is the plan for reversing the crisis of these communities? Where is the vision for a better future? Democratic leaders have led the black community to the brink of destruction with no hope for a better life. The black Democrat elites on the other hand experience the best America has to offer while leaving their fellow black citizens utterly hopeless.

Living posh lives, these so called black leaders and their white leftist counterparts tell black voters to hate and fear Donald Trump because he is their problem. He is the enemy. His rhetoric does at times make it easy for them to mischaracterize him. Nevertheless, Donald Trump has accomplished some remarkable things to benefit the black community. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) have faced financial hardship for decades, and he is the first president to provide a permanent funding solution.

He established Opportunity Zones for the inner cities to help spur economic development. He presided over an economy that saw the lowest unemployment rates ever for black and Hispanic Americans. He shepherded the Criminal Justice Reform Bill through Congress, correcting the legacy of the Clinton era overreaction to the crack cocaine epidemic.

President Trump is actually doing something about the problems the black community faces while Democrats do nothing.

Democrats hope that if they can keep black voters fixated on hating Donald Trump and the boogey man of racism, they won’t notice that the leaders they elected and the party they support are doing nothing. The voters won’t notice that over 7000 young black people die in inner city violence every year. They won’t notice the failing schools or the dropout rates. They won’t notice the the continuing decimation of the nuclear family, once the bedrock of the black community. The black Democrat politicians do not want black voters to notice that they are enriching themselves with blood money from Planned Parenthood. That organization kills around 400,000 black babies every year. The black population would be double what it is today were it not for the abortion industry and the Democrats they pay to keep quiet about the genocide.

It is time for black citizens to turn away from such corrupt leaders. It is time to denounce the rioting, violence and the anti-Christian philosophy of the Democratic Party which is only destroying black people.

We must come together with other citizens around a vision for the future of our community and our country that is rooted and grounded in faith. We’ve come this far by faith, but Democrats would have us burn the bridge that brought us over. That is suicide.

As America goes, so goes the black community. Black veterans fought under the same American Flag and took the same oath to the Constitution. While they did not always receive the respect and gratitude they were due, it is nonetheless true that no people of African heritage anywhere on earth are more free or better off than we who are blessed to be Americans. America is still the last best hope for all of us, regardless of race.

We cannot change the past. However, we can change the future. It is time to come together across all racial and cultural lines to renew the American vision of “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” It is within our grasp if we do not allow the radical elements among us to destroy it forever. We are at the precipice. There are those who would like to push us over the cliff into chaos. They think they will be there to pick up the pieces and create a socialist utopia, but history proves it will be a totalitarian nightmare.

Let us, as free black Americans, pull back from the precipice, push back against the anarchists and embrace the legacy of freedom, justice and hope for ourselves and the generations to follow.

Restoring America’s Vision,
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Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Bishop E.W. Jackson is the President and Founder of STAND – Staying True to America’s National Destiny; Presiding Bishop of The Called Church and host of The Awakening on American Family Radio.

For the original of this letter, go to https://www.standamerica.us/.

Nine stories on petty dictators, liberal policies, and witch hunts


Petty dictators use the coronavirus to push political narratives

  1. California released seven sex offenders during the coronavirus scare

Townhall comments on the seven sex offenders released by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Seven sex offenders, considered “high risk” by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, were recently released despite minimum required sentences for sex offenders who violate their parole.

Todd SpitzerOrange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is warning residents about high-risk sex offenders being released by appointed Court Commissioner Joseph Dane. In the name of “safety,” inmates are being released in order to promote social distancing. But it’s also important to maintain social distancing between criminals and potential victims.

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes told the Orange County Board of Supervisors that the population in the county jail system has been reduced nearly 45 percent since Mar. 7, and there are currently no issues with overcrowding.

“These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend,” said District Attorney Spitzer. “They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses. These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break.”

The released offenders were convicted of sex crimes and violated their parole by removing or disabling their GPS monitors.

(Read more at Townhall)

That is, to paraphrase a conference call by Jim Clyburn …

Representative Clyburn has been reported to have said, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” Now it seems that we could safely say that there is no depth Democrats will not dip to while pushing their jackbooted heels into our necks.

  1. Felon released three times due to California coronavirus zero bail policy

The International Business Times reports that a felon was released three times in a day due to the California coronavirus zero bail policy.

Police in Glendora, CA arrested then released a suspect three times in just one day because of California’s zero-bail put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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Dijon Landrum

According to police, a 24-year-old man named Dijon Landrum, was caught by police thrice for stealing a variety of items, including the two times he stole a car to escape, but was released after only a citation each time.

California currently has a zero-bail policy in place as the state continues to battle the spread of COVID-19 in its prisons, just as other prisons around the country battle outbreaks.

In a statement, Glendora Police Department said Landrum was first arrested when they responded to a call at 8:28 AM of Wednesday (April 29). He was attempting to escape the scene in a vehicle stolen out of East Los Angeles and was caught with stolen property and drugs.

Due to the zero-bail policy, Glendora PD issued him a citation and released him.

Landrum was arrested again after police responded to another call at 2:20 PM about a man carrying a box and walking through the front yards of several houses. He was caught carrying items he did not own.

(Read more at International Business Times)

So you reported and testified against the deviant who raped the little girl — what do you do now?

Other than protecting yourself from attack, there is little the individual citizen can do. Still, if you have ceded your protection to the state, you have nothing you can do and nobody you can blame other than yourself.

  1. Don’t book em, Dano: HCSO releases burglars on coronavirus fears

The Michael Berry Show on iHeart points out how the Harris County Sheriff’s Office has gone to releasing suspected burglars because they had no record.

Three men were arrested burglarizing vehicles in a West University neighborhood.

Police caught the three suspects, but they were all immediately freed because the Harris County Sheriff’s Office would not accept them because they had “no prior arrests”.

From the West University Police Department: (our emphasis added)

WestU“On Tuesday April 28, officers, after receiving a call from a vigilant citizen, apprehended three suspects that had been burglarizing vehicles in the area of the 4200 block of Tennyson. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted and two counts of Burglary of Motor Vehicles (BMV) were accepted on all three suspects. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Joint Processing Center was also contacted and West U officers were advised that the Sheriff’s Office would not accept the suspects due to the suspects having no prior arrests for BMV. As a result of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office refusal to accept the suspects, West U Officers had no choice but to release the suspects from the scene.”

(Read more at the Michael Berry Show)

Harris County citizens, are you protecting yourselves and your property?

If you are, then good. If not, then do not expect the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to protect you (especially as long as Democrat Adrian Garcia works harder to back up Judge Lina Hildago than to protect the citizens).

  1. Liberal Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s family violence fiasco of more than 3,350 abusers

Investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino uncovers a fiasco of family abuse and murder (all blamed by District Attorney Ogg on the coronavirus panic).

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District Attorney Kim Ogg

More than 3,350 domestic abusers have avoided jail time since Kim Ogg became the chief law enforcement officer in Harris County, including hundreds of serial abusers with multiple convictions.

The investigation by Dolcefino Consulting appears to fly in the face of Ogg’s repeated campaign promises to protect the victims of domestic abuse. Just this month, Ogg sent out another campaign mailer on the subject – after women’s groups reported a 40% increase in domestic violence calls during the COVID-19 shutdown.

One of the horror stories uncovered involves Ashley Durrett, a Laporte mother, who was systematically beaten while she was pregnant, jeopardizing the life of her unborn daughter. Durrett documented the bruising all over her body in letters to Ogg’s office and wanted her attacker to get a 10-year prison term. Instead, Ogg’s office gave her assailant, Gene Ysidron, a four-year deferred adjudication term despite the fact that the conviction was his second conviction for family violence. Durrett says she got the news that Ysidron was not going to prison when the District Attorney’s Office called her on the phone.

“I was in the middle of Walmart crying and I asked them why didn’t they let me testify,” Durrett told Dolcefino Consulting in an interview. “For them to tell me he was getting away with a slap on the wrist I was terrified. She is not protecting anybody. Like at all.”

“Kim Ogg swept into office capitalizing on the mistreatment of a rape victim,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “Ashley Durrett’s story may now haunt Ogg in her campaign for reelection. Talk is cheap. The facts about Ogg’s record are undeniable,” says Dolcefino.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of homicides in Harris County.

Nearly 23, 000 criminal defendants have been granted deferred adjudication since Ogg took office in January of 2017. Of the 3,364 domestic abusers given deferred, 591 of them were convicted of aggravated assault of a family member and 124 were convicted of continuous family violence. Based on the Dolcefino Consulting review of thousands of criminal case files, 561 domestic abusers in Harris County avoided jail under Kim Ogg despite a previous conviction for domestic violence.

(Read more at Dolcefino)

I guess this pretty well kills the tagline “We’re in this together” from the coronavirus scare team

Mind you, coronavirus is a real disease that can kill; however, so can influenza, pneumonia, and a number of other diseases. But when it comes to anything that can be weaponized (as COVID-19 has when it comes as a tool for completing Democrat objectives like 1the release of sex offenders, 2the release of murderers, 3the release of abusers,4the harassment of a duly-elected Republican President, and 5anything else on their list), there is no “we” or “us” — there is only the Democrat way.

  1. All types of crime have risen with stay-at-home orders

Townhall points out how crime has risen with the various stay-at-home orders around the nation.

Most types of crime seem to be falling as jurisdictions across the country order residents to stay at home. But auto thefts and burglaries are reportedly on the rise in some areas of the country as criminals take advantage of isolated people and closed businesses all doing their part to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

crimeNew York City has experienced a drop in most types of crime since the city’s residents were ordered to stay at home. The New York Police Department’s seven major crimes fell 36 percent overall in the week of March 23-29 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to the city’s CompStat figures. The two exceptions were burglary and grand larceny auto. Burglaries in New York City were up around 22 percent in March compared to the same month the previous year.

Vehicle thefts are up 47 percent in St. Louis, Missouri, according to University of Missouri-St. Louis Criminologist Rick Rosenfeld, while most other types of crime have fallen.

Restaurants around the country are reportedly experiencing break-ins while contending with mandatory shutdowns.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports an uptick of burglaries in the city, following Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home executive order. In the seven day period ending March 24, there were 320 property crimes reported. During the same period the previous two years, there were an average of 285 cases. The Tribune reports the increase is due primarily to an increase in the number of auto thefts. Burglaries of businesses are also making up a larger share of reported crimes, as businesses deemed nonessential have been ordered to close. Robberies in Minneapolis are up as well.

In an interview with Breitbart Texas, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says burglaries in the city are up 20 percent since stay-at-home orders were issued in Harris County. Chief Acevedo is concerned about habitual criminals now being released by the county following an order from County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Burglaries are also on the rise in West Palm Beach County, Florida, according to State Attorney Dave Aronberg. Elsewhere in Florida, Collier County sheriff deputies are reporting a surge in the number of car burglaries.

“We have seen an uptick in the number of burglaries because, unfortunately, some people are trying to take advantage of others during this time of crisis,” Aronberg told WPTV 5’s Merris Badcock.

(Read more at Townhall)

When will the press see a connection between the lockdown and various ill effects?

Before Lina Hildago was overruled in her wear-a-mask order, the President of the Harris County Deputies Organization said (but the emphasis is mine):

I have not met one person in law enforcement who is going to enforce that order.

We are stretched thin. Murders are up 63% and we are concerned about having a citation issued to citizens if they are not wearing a mask?

I have heard more recent, credible sources that have said murders are up 150% and suicides have skyrocketed.

  1. From charges of Russian Collusion to Ukrainian Collusion to Impeachment: Now the Democrats want to investigate Trump on Coronavirus

Breitbart points out how the Democrats want to waste more time and money with a fourth attempt at Trump in the House of Representatives.

impeach-trump-adam-schiff-3President Donald Trump ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for creating a new select investigative committee to look into his handling of the coronavirus.

“This is not the time for politics. Endless, partisan investigations, here we go again,” Trump said at the White House press briefing.

Democrats announced Thursday that they would create a new select committee to investigate President Trump’s response efforts and his $2 trillion economic relief package.

“Where there’s money, there’s also frequently mischief,” Pelosi said while announcing the creation of the committee.

The president expressed disgust that Pelosi launched another “witch hunt” investigation during a crisis in the country.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Once was enough. Twice was an outrage. Three times is down-right stupid of the Democrats. Now Nancy preps for round four.

Could it be that the media’s continual, sickening focus on “coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus” due to an attempt to hide this idiocy on the part of San Fran Nan? Is the media trying to prevent the slow-motion suicide of the Democrat party by continually covering this pandemic?

  1. Democrats more likely than Republicans to report neighbors during pandemic

With a hat tip to Jimmy Barrett on KTRH and Bunkerville (who both beat me to this story), it seems that Just the News reports that Democrats are more likely to snitch on neighbors than Independents and Republicans.

Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say they’d report neighbors for holding a social gathering in violation of coronavirus stay-at-home orders, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

“There is a huge partisan difference,” Rasmussen said. “By a 44% to 31% margin, a plurality of Democrats would turn in their neighbors. By a 60% to 25% margin, Republicans would not. Independents are evenly divided. Other data I’ve released shows that a plurality of Republicans now believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Democrats strongly disagree.”

05.01 JTN POLL would you report neighborsJust 36% of voters overall say they would report their neighbors to police for having a social gathering of 15 to 20 people, in violation of stay-at-home rules. Forty-three percent (43%) would not.

(Read more at Just the News)

This article goes a long way to explaining why there were 450 snitches turning in businesses in Houston

Considering that the overall population of the Houston area is 6.33 million, it’s not surprising that there might be 450 die-hard Democrats spread across Houston.

  1. Virginia admits to padding coronavirus testing numbers in a way that can easily fool the public

Biz Pac Review reports that Virginia’s coronavirus response team admitted to padding the numbers of those purportedly tested.

At a time when Americans are clamoring for accurate information about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some officials in certain states are doing their best to make the task more difficult.

Like Virginia.

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Virginia’s coronavirus response team

Last week, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s ‘coronavirus response team’ essentially admitted to padding the state’s testing numbers after announcing a sudden 15 percent spike.

“You need to know the exact number of tests not the number of people who had tests,” Dr. Daniel Carey, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, told reporters.

As such, the Virginia Department of Health announced that it will begin counting the number of positive tests, not the number of people who test positive. So, if the same person is tested more than once and all of those tests come back positive, they will be added to the overall ‘positive’ test count, which makes for a major inaccuracy.

“We realized for Virginia that that change in methodology made a clear sense because we want to make sure that other number that we’re reporting since so many folks are focusing on that as we move into the phases so as one of the important indicators,” Carey said, in what seems like babble.

This system of counting multiple positive tests on the same person is something only a bureaucrat or a functionary would love.

Most Americans don’t care how many tests are being done, they want to know how many people have been tested, and more importantly how many are positive, so they can feel more comfortable knowing how the disease is either progressing or receding before venturing out in public again or going back to work.

The number of positive tests, however, will artificially boost the ‘positives’ and that will be all most people will hear; they will see that ‘X number of positive tests’ and believe that it represents an equivalent number of people, which, of course, won’t be true.

Worse, Virginia isn’t the only state engaged in this chicanery. WWBT reports that “other states” including North Carolina is also counting the number of positive tests, not the number of people testing positive.

What’s more, this development comes as Democrats, especially, have been calling for ‘more testing’ in order to argue against states that are opening their economies, albeit more slowly than many Americans would like.

Without ‘more testing,’ they say, it’s ‘too dangerous’ to reopen. Well, padding testing numbers would seem to add to the justification of reopening economies.

But isn’t Virginia a bluish-purple state? Yes, it is. So why would the state’s Democrat governor be in favor of padding testing numbers? Perhaps because he is beginning to understand how economically devastating it has been to keep his state on coronavirus lockdown.

(Read more at Biz Pac Review)

  1. Salon A La Mode Owner, Shelley Luther arrested: ‘Feeding my kids isn’t selfish. I’m not closing the salon.’

Dallas CBS affiliate CBSDFW reports that the salon owner who opened in order to feed her family and keep her employees fed has remained defiant of the overreaching Dallas government.

Salon À la Mode owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail for criminal and civil contempt and a $7,000 fine today for defying Governor Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home rules.

Dallas Judge Eric Moye found Luther continued to operate her hair salon in violation of the governor’s order and in violation of a restraining order from the court.

She and her business are also each being fined $500 for every day… seven in all so far… that it was open in violation of the governor’s order. Judge Moye said the salon would continue to rack up a $500 fine for every day it remains open between now and Friday – when Abbott has said all salons can open.

Last week, Luther received a cease-and-desist letter from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordering her to close the salon — and she publicly ripped it up. In defying the order, Luther has gained many supporters, among them the Open Texas movement.

Several of her supporters waited outside the courtroom and were visibly displeased by her arrest.

“If you would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge that your own actions were selfish, putting your own interest ahead of those in the community in which you live,” Judge Moye said, offering her a chance to avoid jail time. He said he would consider only giving her a fine, if she apologized, acknowledged she was wrong, and agreed to keep her business closed until Friday, when the governor has announced all salons may open.

“I have much respect for this court and laws. I have never been in this position before and it’s not someplace that I want to be,” Luther responded. “But I have to disagree with you sir, when you say that I’m selfish because feeding my kids — is not selfish. I have hair stylists that are going hungry because they’d rather feed their kids. So sir, if you think the law is more important than kids getting fed, then please go ahead with you decision but I am not going to shut the salon.”

(Read more at CBSDFW)

Remember, this decision came from the same county court where 1,000 felons were released

Recently, Dallas Sheriff Marian Brown released 1,000 felons based on her fears of a coronavirus outbreak. With that in mind, consider now that a social justice judge has assessed a $7,000 fine and thrown this woman in jail for little more than her desire to work.

Five stories involving sanctuary cities, sanctuary counties, illegal aliens, and the border


  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)

Thirteen stories on Democrats doing what Democrats do best


Hating

  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.”

WATCH:

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.

Fact Check:

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)

Anti-American and anti-Semitic acts


Naval base shooter investigated for possible terrorism links

The Associated Press reported on the investigation of the Saudi man who shot three naval personnel at Pensacola on 6 December 2019.

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The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism, while President Donald Trump indicated he would review policies governing foreign military training in the United States.

The Navy on Saturday identified the three victims and hailed them as heroes for trying to stop the shooter and flagging down first responders after being shot.

“The Sailors that lost their lives in the line of duty and showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil,” Capt. Tim Kinsella, the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola, said in a statement. “When confronted, they didn’t run from danger; they ran towards it and saved lives.”

The shooter opened fire inside a classroom at the naval base on Friday, killing three people and wounding two sheriff’s deputies, one in the arm and one in the knee, before one of the deputies killed him. Eight others were also hurt. Both deputies were expected to survive.

The official who spoke Saturday said one of the three students who attended the dinner party hosted by the attacker recorded video outside the classroom building while the shooting was taking place. Two other Saudi students watched from a car, the official said.

Ten Saudi students were being held on the base Saturday while several others were unaccounted for, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed by federal authorities.

The FBI identified the shooter in a statement Saturday night as Mohammed Alshamrani, 21. Investigators said he was a 2nd Lt. in the Royal Saudi Air Force and was a student naval flight officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command. A U.S. official on Friday said the FBI was examining social media posts and investigating whether he acted alone or was connected to any broader group. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Two U.S. officials said Friday that authorities were investigating whether the attack was terrorism-related. They spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose information that had not yet been made public.

In remarks at a gathering of top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper was asked whether he could say definitively that the shooting was an act of terrorism.

“No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” he said, adding that the investigation needs to proceed. He declined to discuss details of the investigation so far.

President Trump also declined to say whether the shooting was terrorism-related. The president tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims on Friday and noted that Saudi King Salman had reassured him in a telephone call that the shooter “in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people.”

(Read more at the Associated Press)

Following are all the tweets and statements by Reps Tlaib and Omar condemning the violence at Pensacola

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Naval Air Station shooter wrote manifesto condemning US as ‘nation of evil:’ report

Fox News reports that the Saudi shooter wrote a manifesto that condemned both the US and Israel.

Naval_Air_Station_ShootingThe Saudi national who opened fire in a classroom at a naval air station in Florida Friday morning, killing three before being shot dead by officers, wrote anti-American and anti-Israeli tweets before the rampage, reports say.

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, who was said to be a second lieutenant in a flight training program for foreign military personnel at Naval Air Station Pensacola, posted a short manifesto to Twitter, AFP reported, citing the SITE Intelligence Group, a group that monitors jihadist media.

A spokesperson for Twitter told Fox News in an email statement Saturday that the account was suspended but they declined to comment further as to when the manifesto was tweeted out.

The FBI told Fox News it was aware of the anti-American Twitter post, but would not comment on whether they’re looking at it as part of the investigation.

Alshamrani entered a classroom early Friday morning and opened fired, killing three people and injuring several others, including two Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies, who were the first to respond.

Sources told Fox News that the scene of the shooting — the classroom, where students usually spend three months at the beginning of the program — indicated that the shooter was a student who was “early” in his training.

(Read more at Fox News)

While the early reporters did not know that this was an Islamist attack

When seven conspirators were known (including 3 filmers), things were clearer

While the Saudi kingdom technically stands as an ally, maybe now would be a good time to consider a permanent implementation of something President Trump announced 4 days after the shooting.

It seems at least one Republican took one step further than President Trump by calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from an American military training programs after a student pilot from Saudi shot and killed three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida.

Six Saudis Detained After Pensacola Shooting, Including 3 Who Filmed Attack

Breitbart reports that 6 Saudis have been detained after the Pensasola shooting.

Six Saudi nationals, including three who allegedly filmed Friday’s attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola, were reportedly detained after the shooting.

Breitbart News reported that a gunman opened fire at the air station Friday morning, killing three and wounding numerous others.

The Associated Press reports that the Pensacola gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, and NBC News reports that the gunman’s name was Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.

Now the New York Times reports that six other Saudis were detained after the shooting and three of those six allegedly filmed the shooting as it unfolded in Pensacola.

The shooter was reportedly at the Pensacola to train. Former Gov. Rick Scott, currently Sen. Scott (R-FL), expressed concern that the Saudi attacker was in Pensacola training on a U.S. base:

The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist media, identified the gunman as Mohammed al-Shamrani, saying he had posted a short manifesto on Twitter that read: “I’m against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

There is no satisfying these people.

We train their people in Saudi and they attack us for having a Christian nation in the heart of Islam. We bring them into the United States and they still act on their death cult.

Black Hebrew Israelites shoot up kosher shop

Even the New York Times can recognize anti-Semitism and occasionally stands against it.

antisemites-david-anderson-francine-grahamAn assailant involved in the prolonged firefight in Jersey City, N.J., that left six people dead, including one police officer, was linked on Wednesday to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, and had published anti-Semitic posts online, a law enforcement official said.

The violent rampage on Tuesday took place largely at a kosher supermarket where three bystanders were killed. The authorities now believe that the store was specifically targeted by the assailants, whom they identified as David N. Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50.

Mr. Anderson appeared to have a connection to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, though the extent of his involvement in that group remains unclear, the law enforcement official said.

The Black Hebrew Israelites, which has no connection with mainstream Judaism, has been described as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal advocacy group that tracks such movements.

(Read more at the New York Times)

Since the Black Hebrew Israelites antagonized the Native Americans and Nathan Philips, liberals should be well acquainted with them

Since the liberals were so willing to blame the Covington Catholic boys earlier in 2019, they should easily remember that the people antagonizing everyone were the Black Hebrew Israelites.

Every time that this group has appeared in the news, they have been characterized by physically and verbally aggressive Black men working in pairs.

Rashida Tlaib Blames ‘White Supremacy’ for Jersey City Murders

Breitbart points out that Rashida Tlaib wanted people to believe that white supremacists were to blame for the Black Israelites shooting Jewish people.

121219tlaibAntisemitic Rep. Rashida Talib (D-MI) falsely blamed white supremacy for Tuesday’s heinous murders in Jersey City that targeted Jews.

“This is heartbreaking,” Tlaib tweeted, a little before 7 a.m. on Thursday. “White supremacy kills.”

Tlaib then deleted her tweet without comment and without explaining what made her believe this lie and then spread it a full day after the actual attackers had been identified as 47-year-old David Andersen and 50-year-old Francine Grahm, both of whom were black.

Tuesday’s rampage resulted in four murders. After killing Anderson and Grahm in a massive gun battle, police say they found antisemitic posts written by the suspects online. There was also a manifesto left in their car.

Local media reports say that Anderson was once associated with the Black Hebrew Israelites, a black nationalist group made up of racists and antisemites who made the news this year after they were caught on camera hurling homophobic and racist slurs at a group of students from Covington Catholic High School.

To the surprise of no one, America’s fake media smeared the innocent students as racists and portrayed the black nationalists in the most sympathetic light possible.

Anyway, this is all old news. Everyone knew all of this yesterday, and yet a full day later, Social Justice Warrior Tlaib is blaming white supremacists???

Well, maybe Tlaib has found something she loves more than how much she loves smearing Jews — spreading fake news.

“It’s telling, and frankly sick, that Tlaib tweeted out sympathies for the Jews that were murdered blaming it on white supremacists,” tweeted journalist Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll. “Didn’t care enough to find out what happened. Just enough to use dead Jews for her political agenda.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

How does the Islamist Tlaib look at Black Hebrew Israelite cultists attacking Jews and then blame white men?

Maybe this is proof that one does not have to think when going out to speak publicly.




Rep. Rashida Tlaib event at Poway school cancelled day after Trump signs anti-Semitism executive order

San Diego TV Station KUSI reports that Representative Tlaib’s scheduled event at the Poway school was cancelled after President Trump signed an anti-Semitism executive order.

A day after President Trump signed an executive order that targets the growing problem of anti-Semitism on college campuses, the scheduled Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event featuring Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), has been cancelled.

CAIR’s event, “A Conversation with Rep. Rashida Tlaib,” was originally scheduled for Saturday, December 21, at Westview High School in Poway. Tickets were $65 per person, and Democrat candidate for California’s 53rd Congressional District, Tom Wong, was also going to be featured.

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund confirmed the event’s cancellation due to a school-related scheduling conflict.

Tuesday, they sent a letter to Poway Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Marian Kim Phelps, expressing concern that Rep. Tlaib’s appearance in Poway may cause controversy after an anti-Semite shot and killed a congregant at the Chabad of Poway synagogue and wounded three others, during a passover service in April. The letter stated, “Rep. Tlaib has a public history of making anti-Semetic remarks and espousing animosity toward the State of Israel.”

In November, Poway City Council approved a petition to rename a street in memory of the shooting’s victim, Lori Gilbert-Kaye. The Synagogoue’s Rabbi was one of the three injured in the attack.

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund executive director, Daniel Piedra said, “Congresswoman Tlaib certainly has a First Amendment right to express her views, but nowhere would her views be more offensive than in a city still healing from an anti-Semitic hate crime.”

Since taking office, Rep. Tlaib has repeatedly made anti-Semitic remarks “espousing animosity toward the State of Israel.” For example, she has compared the boycott movement against Israel to the American boycott of Nazi Germany, has claimed that thinking about the Holocaust gave her “kind of a calming feeling,” and has decried the “racist policies of the government and state of Israel.”

“Poway is still healing from the horrific massacre at the Chabad center. Our letter was a sign of support for the local Jewish community and a notice to Congresswoman Tlaib that anti-Semitism is not welcome in San Diego. Rep. Tlaib’s divisive rhetoric—although protected by the First Amendment—would only have opened fresh wounds,” said the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund.

The executive order President Trump signed Wednesday makes it clear that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to anti-Semitic discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. The President has also directed federal agencies to identify other ways the government can use nondiscrimination authorities to address anti-Semitism.

The order instructs the U.S. Department of Education to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism — which can include criticism of Israel — when evaluating discrimination complaints under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. On that basis, the education department could withhold funding from universities that it finds in violation of the article.

(Read more at KUSI)

Maybe this was preemptive use of good judgement — It’s been a long time in coming.

Considering the number of times that Tlaib has insulted both Jews and Americans, it would not be beyond the pale to assume that Ms Tlaib would always insult both Jews and Americans every time she opened her mouth. Therefore, her canceling this appearance before a school was probably the best of ideas.

Five stories that happened while Democrats pushed the impeachment scam


  1. New round of murderers, sex offenders, gangsters nabbed at border

OneNewsNow reports on a round of murderers, sex offenders, and cartel members caught at the border.

Border Patrol Chief Carla ProvostBorder Patrol Chief Carla Provost announced that over the past two months, scores of felons have been nabbed before breaking into the United States at the southern border.

“Since the beginning of the new fiscal year, which started in October, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested dozens of sex offenders, convicted murderers and violent gang members attempting to enter the United States illegally,” Townhall reported.

Nabbing the importing of crime

Last month, a medley of dangerous gang members was apprehended before they had the opportunity to victimize American citizens – again.

“In October – just starting the new fiscal year – Border Patrol agents have already arrested 55 gang members,” Provost tweeted Thursday. “They are affiliated with, among others: Paisas, Surenos, MS-13, Latin Kings [and] 18th Street.

Preventative measures along the southern border of the Lone Star State have effectively curbed crime before it happens.

“Agents apprehended a convicted murderer as he attempted to illegally reenter the United States near Carrizo Springs TX,” the USBP Chief posted on Twitter Thursday. “Strong border security is necessary to identify & prevent dangerous people like this from entering the country.”

Last month alone, hundreds of illegals with criminal track records were nabbed before they could commit more crimes in America.

“Already this fiscal year – in the month of October – Border Patrol agents arrested 292 aliens with prior criminal convictions,” Provost announced in her recent series of tweets. “307 criminal aliens encountered by agents in October were found to be wanted by law enforcement or had outstanding warrants.”

It is reported that U.S. citizens living in border states are enjoying higher levels of security as Border Patrol ramps up its effort to keep neighborhoods in the states safe.

“Border Patrol agents in @CBPRGV, TX, arrested 2 convicted murderers in separate events in recent days – one w/ a conviction out of San Diego County, CA, & the other out of McAllen, TX,” Provost tweeted Tuesday. “We’re here to keep dangerous people from entering the community.”

Many attempted repeat sexual offenders are being nabbed before they can find new victims in America.

“Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender as he attempted to illegally reenter the United States near Calexico, CA,” another Twitter post from Provost read on Monday. “The man has a prior conviction for assault with sexual motivation out of Clark County, WA.”

Children are also reaping the benefits of heightened security.

“Border Patrol arrested a sex offender near Dulzura, CA, for illegal reentry,” Border Patrol tweeted on November 15. “He has a prior conviction, w/an 8-year sentence, for continuous sexual abuse of a child out of CA. Strong border security helps keep criminals off the street.”

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Any news of success at the border seems to have recently been lost

Just as the media has forgotten this story, they have glossed over the 78 miles of replacement wall and 450 miles of wall planned finished by 2020. Likewise, they have ignored the efforts of private group We Build the Wall as they continue to build in South Texas.

  1. Twitter Allows Pedophiles to Discuss Attraction to Minors

Breitbart notes in a 26 November 2019 article that Twitter now allows pedophiles to discuss attraction to minors.

TwitterLogoIn the past week alone, it was reported that Twitter has suspended journalist Andy Ngo for tweeting inconvenient facts about the purported “epidemic” of transgender deaths, and undercover journalism organization Project Veritas from running recruitment ads. But if you’re a pedophile who wants to discuss your attraction to minors — Twitter’s just fine with that.

Big League Politics discovered a little-noticed, quietly enacted Twitter rule change from March, which says “Discussions related to child sexual exploitation as a phenomenon or attraction towards minors are permitted, provided they don’t promote or glorify child sexual exploitation in any way.”

So, if you post politically inconvenient yet accurate statistical facts, as Ngo did, you get suspended. But if you discuss “attraction towards minors,” Twitter explicitly allows it.

It goes without saying that Twitter’s policy did not arise out of some blanket commitment to free speech. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has specifically rejected such commitments, rubbishing the idea that Twitter is the “free speech wing of the free speech party,” as one VP at the company described it in 2012.

In an interview with Wired last year, Dorsey said that the “free speech wing” comment was a “joke” that was taken too seriously.

“This quote around ‘free speech wing of the free speech party’ was never, was never a mission of the company. It was never a descriptor of the company that we gave ourselves,” said Dorsey.

The Twitter CEO continued, saying that a commitment to free speech “comes with the realization that freedom of expression may adversely impact other people’s fundamental human rights, such as privacy, such as physical security.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Over recent years, the trends in deviant sexuality seem to center on the children

Whether we are talking about the recent instances of Drag Queen story hour at local libraries or the court cases of pastors who stood against having molesters read to young children, all of it has to do with the children.

Therefore, it is most important that Christians focus on our mandate from God to protect children in Psalm 82:3; Proverbs 31:8-9; Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27, and a number of other verses. Additionally, in Luke 17:2 and Matthew 18:6, we are warned “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” So, care must be taken to protect children from stumbling.

  1. Five-Time Freed Illegal Alien Accused of Killing 70-Year-Old Father of Two

Breitbart reports in a 26 November 2019 article that a 70-year-old American has been killed by an illegal alien who was freed five times.

Ulises Mondragon UmanzorAn illegal alien who was repeatedly freed from Florida law enforcement custody is now accused of killing a 70-year-old husband and father of two in a hit-and-run crash.

Ulises Mondragon Umanzor, a 30-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, allegedly illegally drove a forklift while illegally working for a construction company and hit 70-year-old James “Jim” Zakos, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

While Zakos was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead, Umanzor allegedly fled the crash and eventually got off the forklift and walked away even as an eyewitness told him to return to the traffic accident scene.

Zakos, his obituary notes, leaves behind his two children, Alexandra and TJ, his wife Celine, his two sisters Maria and Margaret, and his parents Thomas and Catherine.

“Many will smile when they hear his name,” his obituary states.

According to records, Umanzor was arrested in September 2011 in Palm Beach County for driving without a license and driving with an open container of alcohol. Despite being an illegal alien, he was released and re-arrested in February 2012 for again driving without a license.

After again being released from custody, Umanzor was arrested in November 2012 for possession of cocaine. The illegal alien was released again from custody and arrested in September 2016 and May 2018 for driving without a license.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Much like the illegal alien who murdered Kate Steinle, this illegal alien might provoke Americans to awareness

Hopefully, this will cause an up-welling in the hearts of Americans.

However, the truth of the matter is that this burdens me too much to see straight. While we cannot victimize the innocent (and especially my neighbors who have lived in Texas, New Mexico, and other border states for generations), we also cannot allow our governments to release offenders multiple times just because the bureaucrats feel like acting out social justice warrior tendencies.

  1. Florida court says Ilhan Omar is a Qatari asset who passed secrets to Iran

The Washington Examiner reports from a Florida court that an accused jihadi has implicated Ilhan Omar in a purported international scheme.

IlhanOmarIlhan Omar, the Minnesota congresswoman, has said she is the victim of Saudi propaganda after she was accused of being a “Qatari asset” and conduit to Iran during a Florida court case.

Kuwaiti-born Canadian businessman Alan Bender testified in the recent trial of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family who is accused of ordering his American bodyguard to murder two people and of holding an American citizen hostage. His deposition was obtained by Saudi-funded outlet Al Arabiya English, which reported the allegations Monday.

A representative for Omar responded: “Since the day she was elected, Saudi Arabian trolls and mouthpieces have targeted Omar with misinformation and conspiracy theories. The latest, outlandishly absurd story from a Saudi-funded media outlet is, of course, false and only the latest in that trend.”

According to Bender, three Qatari officials asked him to recruit American politicians to be Qatari assets. He added he was told when he objected that several people were already on the payroll, including Omar, whom they called the “jewel in the crown.”

Bender said Qatar’s Secretary to the Emir for Security Affairs Mohammad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah al Masnad told him that the country “recruited Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official … They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest. They convinced her.”

He alleged that Omar cooperated with Qatar’s request and received cash payments. He also claimed that she used her position in the House of Representatives to access sensitive information, which she relayed to Qatar and through them Iran. According to the deposition, Bender further told the court that Omar actively recruited other politicians on behalf of the nation.

“If it wasn’t for our cash, Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends,” he claimed the officials told him.

Several journalists have pointed out that they have seen no evidence to back up Bender’s claims and warned that the allegations against Omar could be part of a Saudi disinformation campaign, considering Qatar’s shaky historical relationship with the country and the fact that a Saudi-backed publication first picked up the deposition. In 2017, Saudi Arabia cut its diplomatic ties with Qatar.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

On the day of the first accusations against Kavanaugh, Omar called for him to step down

On the first day of accusations against now-Justice Kavanaugh, Representative Omar called for him to leave the public eye and step down. After his confirmation, she called for the impeachment of Kavanaugh and Trump.


And, in the mean time, when Representative Omar made multiple anti-Semitic statements that she would not retract, she sent out her surrogates to make excuses for her.

Why, now, does Omar expect that an immediate price might not be asked of her?

  1. Chick-fil-A donates thousands of dollars to Southern Poverty Law Center during 2017

OneNewsNow reports that the Family Research Center was angered by the donation of $2,500 to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Considering that the attempted assassin of the FRC personnel got his information from the SPLC, this seems more than understandable.

A mega-popular fast-food chain that has been the target of left-wing hate for years has been tied to a far-left organization that targets conservatives.

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Southern Poverty Law Center

A blistering Townhall.com story published Nov. 26 reports the Chick-fil-A Foundation donated $2,500 in 2017 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a donation that angered the D.C.-based Family Research Council and its president, Tony Perkins.

“It’s time for Christians,” Perkins concludes, “to find a fast food alternative to Chick-fil-A.”

One obvious reason for such a statement is Chick-fil-A’s history: The company has stood out from liberal-supporting corporations for its Christian-based roots, and for its generous donations to faith-based causes. Yet those donations have now ceased after Chick-fil-A endured years of left-wing outrage over its CEO’s personal stance on biblical marriage and because the company is expanding into liberal enclaves, such as Toronto, where the Chick-fil-A brand is unwelcome.

A second reason for Perkins’ frustration is more personal: A far-left gunman used the SPLC “hate map” in 2012 to choose FRC as a target. Only a scuffle in the FRC lobby with building manager Leo Johnson, who was wounded, prevented a mass attack on the FRC staff.

The gunman told the FBI he chose FRC due to the SPLC website. He entered the building with a bag of Chick-fil-A sandwiches, planning to place them on the bodies of his dead victims.

FRC and Perkins fired off an email to supporters Wednesday morning, linking to the Townhall story and blasting Chick-fil-A for not only turning its back on groups such as The Salvation Army but for donating to “one of the most extreme anti-Christian groups in America.”

The Townhall story, written by pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger, digs into years of Chick-fil-A donations that are listed in required IRS forms known as 990s. The story lists numerous other donations to left-wing causes, too, at the same time the corporation is under fire for breaking ties with groups such as The Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

The regularity of revelations regarding Chick-Fil-A almost points toward a campaign

Considering that, until the week of 22 November 2019, few knew of the charitable giving habits of corporate Chick-Fil-A and that the details of Chick-Fil-A’s giving seem to have switched from supporting Christian charities who guide and aid the poor to supporting social justice causes aligned with the left and LGBT agenda.

However, in truth, it seems that Chick-Fil-A capitulated in 2017 and has been attempting to walk the rail of the fence for several years. By the fact that the LGBTQ crowd has not backed off in the least in making additional demands, this jumping of paths seems counter-intuitive. That is, rather than following the commands of the Bible where we are told to prefer one another in brotherly love (Romans 12:10) — Chick-Fil-A decides to fake it and try to appease the world.

At that point three points from Christian thinking present themselves:

  • First, nothing remains a secret. As the Bible says,

    Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops. (Luke 12:3 NASB)

     

  • Second, you cannot have two masters. You cannot align yourself with those who would support ongoing sexual deviancy and those who walk with God. Mind you, all of us fall, but Christians get up from the sin and try to re-align themselves with God.

    No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. (Matthew 6:24 NASB)

  • Finally, although I cannot tell you the spiritual condition of those who made decisions for Chick-Fil-A, it would seem that those decisions are bearing fruit.

    So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. (Matthew 7:17 NASB)

Attacks against Christians and the traditional family that went unreported in the main stream media


Will NY strap a political muzzle on churches?

OneNewsNow reported in a 31 October 2019 article that New York has taken steps to silence pastors on “political” topics.

Intersection_Church_StateThe governor of New York has signed into state law the federal statue known as the Johnson Amendment – and religious freedom advocates are worried it could be used to silence pastors.

The Johnson Amendment has been on the federal books since 1954 when then Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson (D-Texas) sponsored it. It says that non-profits – including churches – cannot endorse political candidates. Critics say it is too vague but it’s has never been enforced at the federal level or challenged in courts.

American Family Association of New York director Frank Russo says while the New York state legal system is far more liberal – and activist – he remains hopeful legal challenges could negate the efforts of his state’s legislators to push this through.

“Right now, New York is headed by a very liberal governor and very liberal state senate and state assembly, so I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he admits. “But if they try to prevent freedom of speech, to prevent people who are religious leaders or leaders of religious organizations from addressing key moral issues, then they’re going to lose when that gets appealed to the federal courts.”

When he signed the legislation (S.4347/A.623) last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo laid the blame at the feet of the current administration in Washington, DC.

“For too long we have listened to the Trump administration threaten to remove common sense protections prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from engaging in inappropriate political activities,” Cuomo stated. “New Yorkers have a right to free and fair elections, and this law will further protect our democracy from unjustified interferences once and for all.”

But Russo argues that churches in the Empire State must be allowed to speak out on moral issues of the day – and specifically to call out politicians who flout biblical principles.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

With all due deference to the Lyndon B. Johnson, a government that controls what any part of us say restricts us all

While President Johnson’s build up in Viet Nam may have slowed the advance of communism so that it didn’t advance beyond Cambodia, he did not help democracy in America when he created the so-called “Johnson Amendment.” (Of course, this “Johnson Amendment” was not an Amendment to the Constitution, but an amendment to a bill.) Nonetheless, he thereby created a whip to beat selected churches due to their support of certain non-Democrats.

HillaryPreachesOddly, this provision has never been used against Democrats (both notorious and small-time operators) as they ply the pews of the faithful. I have never heard of a church having its tax-exempt status threatened due to having endorsed a Democrat or having supported a Democrat topic (like abortion, universal healthcare, or any similar topic).

War against the Faithful: Chinese government tears down a church building as Christians worship

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports in a 21 October 2019 article how the Chinese government tore down a church with worshipers inside.

China-Flag-4In the latest blatant attack against the church-at-large in communist China, Chinese government authorities tore down a megachurch’s building in the Funan, Anhui region, starting the demolition while the congregation was worshipping. The church’s pastors were also arrested and detained.

The incident happened over the weekend, according to the international non-profit Christian human rights organization China Aid.

Government officials did not provide any documents ordering the 3,000-seat church building’s demolition. But they did produce arrest warrants for leaders Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao. Both pastors were detained on the charge of suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.”

What’s even more frightening to members of the congregation is that the church is a part of the communist country’s officially recognized church network.

ChurchDemolished“This is yet another clear example showing the escalation of religious persecution today by the Chinese Communist regime,” said ChinaAid President Bob Fu. “The total disregard of religious freedom’s protection as enshrined in the Communist Party’s own Constitution tells the whole world President Xi is determined to continue his war against the peaceful Christian faithful. This campaign will surely fail in the end.”

Reports about attacks against Christians and other religious groups have been escalating out of China in recent years, including bulldozing churches and mosques, barring Tibetan children from Buddhist religious studies and incarcerating more than a million members of Islamic ethnic minorities in what are termed “re-education centers.”

President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has ordered that all religions must “Sinicize” to ensure they are loyal to the officially atheistic party.

China’s government requires that Protestants worship only in churches recognized and regulated by the officially sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement, although many more are part of independent congregations.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

While I do not wish this horror on any believer, let’s remember what Christ said

In John 15, we find Christ telling us what sort of treatment to expect from the world:

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

“But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. “He who hates Me hates My Father also. “If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. “But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’ (John 15:18-25 NASB)

That is, Christ told us to expect resistance from the world because the world resisted him.

Bomb threat called in to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church

Fox 26 News reports in a 27 October 2019 article how a bomb threat was called in against a Houston-area name-it-and-claim-it church.

Lakewood-Church-HoustonPolice say all is clear after a caller made a bomb threat to Lakewood Church on Sunday.

Police say around 12 p.m., the caller made the threat in an unknown location.

According to HPD, there is a possibility the suspect was sitting in an unknown vehicle and could have had assault rifles.

Police conducted a thorough investigation and found nothing.

Officers say the scene is clear.

(Read the original at Fox 26 News)

While this may be resistance from a disgruntled church member, it may also be resistance from the world

As noted below the article on persecution of the Christian church in China, Christ told us to expect resistance from the world (if we remain faithful to Christ).

However, if this resistance comes from the fact that this branch of the church teaches heretical doctrine (like the “name-it-and-claim-it” message), this  might be less a matter of persecution.

As we are taught in 1 Peter, God expects us to provide a witness to the unbelieving world and that witness will produce some persecution of us Christians. When Christians bear up well under undeserved suffering, this produces a good witness. However, when we are punished for doing evil (as could be the case with Lakewood), this does not work in our favor.

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. (1 Peter 2:18-20 NASB)

Christian Trump advisers to Democrats: ‘You’re actually impeaching us’

As put forth by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian leaders who have advised Trump had a message for Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff: “You’re actually impeaching us.”

Two Democrats joined every Republican in the US House of Representatives to vote against launching official public impeachment hearings against President Trump on Thursday. But most House Democrats supported the resolution, formalizing the impeachment process as both sides dig in for a brawl.

Appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) argues she’s working to defend democracy.

nancy-pelosi-witch1“The most important thing for the American people to realize and understand is no one is above the law,” Pelosi said to thunderous applause from the audience.

Under the rules approved by Democrats for public impeachment hearings, the intelligence committee will release transcripts of those interviews it’s been conducting behind closed doors. Republicans can issue subpoenas but only if Democrats on the hearing panel approve them.

Republicans are crying foul.

The president tweeted: “Read the transcript” and “The greatest witch hunt in American history.”

JimJordan“I was in an impeachment deposition but then had to leave that to come to the floor for a vote on the rules for impeachment,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) pointing out the way he and other Republicans feel the process has been mismanaged.

The House vote comes days after the president met with a group of evangelical Christian leaders at the White House.

“We basically told him, Mister President, you fight well alone, but you’re not gonna have to fight well alone because we’re going to be standing right there with you every step of the way because we don’t actually believe this is about President Trump at all. This is about his agenda.  And so I remember several of the leaders in the room distinctly saying, ‘You’re actually impeaching us. That’s what you’re doing Democratic leadership in the House’,” Trump evangelical advisor Johnnie Moore told CBN’s Faith Nation.

As drama played out in the House chamber, Tim Morrison, a top official on the president’s National Security Council testified behind closed doors that he was “not concerned anything illegal was discussed” during Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president in July.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

Surely the Democrats have known that they are impeaching Christians with Trump

From the moment the Democrats booed God to the times they worked to embrace the “nones,” Democrats have worked to marginalize Christians. This was certainly not unplanned.

Attacks against Christians and the traditional family

North Carolina teacher suspended for allegedly segregating students in class by religion & LGBTQ philosophy

According to The Hill, one North Carolina teacher found herself suspended for reportedly segregating students by religion and LGBTQ philosophy.

A high school teacher in North Carolina has been suspended with pay for allegedly splitting students in her classroom up based on their religious beliefs.

ABC11 reports the educator, Julia Lopp, who teaches Spanish at South Johnston High School was suspended for an undisclosed period of time as the school district conducts an investigation.

Officials at the school district in Johnstown County, about 30 miles south of Raleigh, told the news outlet they are looking into “whether or not she asked students about their beliefs in God.”

Students present in the classroom where the alleged segregating took place and their parents alerted the school district of the incident.

Lopp allegedly told the students that if any of them said anything about the incident, she would “not recommend them for a job or even entrance to college.”

She also reportedly asked those in the classroom about their views on LGBT rights.

(Read more at The Hill)

Just as Democrats cannot feign surprise at attacks against Christians, educators cannot feign surprise at this attack.

For years, educators and the most extreme of liberal causes have been in alignment.

Therefore, conservative groups like Christians have found themselves on the outside when it has come to any initiatives of the teachers.

Selective Abortion: The war on the girls of Armenia

We find in a 2 November 2019 article by Der Spiegel that Armenia’s girls (much as China’s girls) are being decimated by selective abortion.

Armenien madchenMore female babies are aborted in Armenia than in any other country. This comes from the fact that, in Armenia, a son is valued over daughter. Therefore, women are urged to end their pregnancies – even by illegal means.

Will it be a girl or a boy? The answer to this question often decides life and death in Armenia. Each year, 1400 girls are not born in the country due to both being female and selective abortion.

Selective abortion means that Armenia, a country of three million people, has one of the highest abortion rates in the world.

A major role is played by the widespread belief that sons are valuable and that daughters are a loss. “Selective abortion is related to culture, and sons should ensure the continuity of the lineage, continue the family heritage, and look after the family,” says Narine Beglaryan. She works for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Armenian capital Yerevan. “The daughters usually move to the family of her husband later.”

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Although this article does mention the Soviet past, there are a number of factors not mentioned

It does not mention the fact that the concept of a all-seeing God has been removed from the public discourse. It does not broach the fact that Christians (who were driven underground by the communists) no longer inject their view that there is “neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). It does not mention the ways that newly-introduced consumerism devalues children. Finally, it does not mention the short-sightedness of this abortion-centered philosophy.

Much like the one-child policy of the 1990’s in China, this will result in forced marriages where girls are sold across cultures to a society where they are isolated.