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Ted Cruz Asks DOJ Official Point Blank Why Protesters Outside SCOTUS Homes Not Prosecuted__

Fox News reports on the tug of war that occurred on the floor of the Senate between Senator Ted Cruz and Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen (speaking for the Department of Justice).

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz grilled a top Justice Department official Wednesday over the lack of arrests made by law enforcement while protesters were demonstrating outside the homes of Supreme Court justices earlier this year. 

“Congress has addressed this issue. It passed 18 USC 1507 making it a crime to protest at the home of a Supreme Court Justice while a case is pending,” Cruz told Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, Jr. during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. “Night after night after night, these protesters committed federal crimes on national television. Why has the Justice Department refused to enforce 18 USC 1507?”

Polite responded to Cruz by pointing out that one person has been charged with a crime by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland after demonstrating outside the home of a Supreme Court justice.

“So, one person?” Cruz responded.

“To date, there has been one prosecution,” Polite responded before Cruz jumped in again.

“What about the hundreds of others?” Cruz asked. “All of whom have violated the law. On the face of it, it’s not complicated. The law is very clear. Why does the Department of Justice pick and choose which laws to enforce, which criminal laws to enforce? Why does it seem to exactly follow the pattern of the partisan preferences of the Biden White House?”

Polite responded, “Politics shouldn’t play and does not play any role in our prosecutorial decisions. What I will also add is that our attorney general has increased the U.S. Marshal service resources … to protect our Supreme Court justices.”

Cruz then asked again why more people were not arrested for violating federal law and why the department is “refusing” to enforce the law.

“Respectfully senator, I disagree that we’ve chosen not to enforce it,” Polite said.

Polite added that he “cannot comment” on the “current status” of potential cases when pressed again by Cruz on the hundreds of protesters who picketed outside the homes of justices.  

Polite later said that he does not believe the one prosecution in Maryland he referenced was based on the criminal code that Cruz referenced.

(Read more at Fox News)

So, in effect, no prosecutions for breaking 18 USC 1507

However, in regard to the 6 January 2021 “riot,” a Black Trump supporter who got in a scuffle with police was sentenced to 63 months in prison and a White militia member was sentenced to 87 months for having admitted taking a gun to the capitol (although it was never unholstered).

Let me remind you that there were at least 25 murders of citizens (unless you include the 34 killed just in CHAZ). Protesters of all stripes (including rapists) got bailed out by Kamala Harris and Joe Biden staffers. Additionally, there were many more grim statistics.

 

Watch out for the loss of your rights


Leftist Republicans join with Democrats for gun confiscation

Breitbart tells us of Pat Toomey and his hopes to pull other Republicans into a gun control deal with Democrats.

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he hoped at least half of his Republican colleagues in the Senate would vote for the gun package he was currently negotiating.

Partial transcript as follows:

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, we see overwhelming support in our CBS polling for background checks, which is why it’s interesting that it’s difficult. There was a Republican congressman in the state of New York, I’m sure you heard about this. Chris Jacobs. He represents a district around Buffalo where there was an awful mass shooting just a few weeks ago, he dropped out of his reelection race. After- seven days after he publicly endorsed a Federal Assault Weapons Ban and limits on high capacity magazines. This is what he had to say.

REP. CHRIS JACOBS ON TAPE: We have a problem in our country, in terms of both our major parties. If you stray from a party position, you are annihilated. For the Republicans, it came- it became pretty apparent to me over the last week that that issue is gun control. Any gun control.

BRENNAN: Do you agree with him?

TOOMEY: No, I don’t. I think there’s a wide range of opinions among elected Republicans just as there are among Republican voters across the country-

BRENNAN: Well–

TOOMEY: –in my case, I wrote a bill with Senator Manchin and advocated for expanding background checks in 2013, as you pointed out, again in 2015–

BRENNAN: –right, but you couldn’t get enough Republicans to vote with you to get it passed–

TOOMEY: –We voted on it in 2016. I was reelected- I was- I was reelected without a primary challenge. So I think that that tells you something also

BRENNAN: Well, excuse me, I’m sorry, my voice. The President himself has campaigned on this idea that he can be a deal breaker- broker. Does he need to get involved? Or does the involvement of the president lessen the chances of success here?

TOOMEY: Yeah, the problem is I think the President might have been a president who would reach across the aisle try to bring people together. But he’s chosen not to take that approach. Since day one, he has sided with the far left of his party and really not reached out to Republicans. He gave a speech on this topic where he advocated policies that he knows for sure have no chance of passing the Senate probably couldn’t even get 50 votes, and hold the Democrats much less get the 60 we would need. So once again, the President is not being very helpful. I think at the end of the day, this is going to come down to whether we can reach a consensus in the United States Senate. There are intensive discussions underway. It includes people who have not been engaged on this issue in the past. I can’t certainly can’t guarantee any outcome. But it feels to me like we are closer than we’ve been since I’ve been in the Senate.

BRENNAN: So you can get four other Republicans to stand with you, the six who are negotiating?

TOOMEY: My hope is we’ll get a lot more than that. My hope is we’ll get at least half the Republican conference. (continued in great detail)

(Read more at Breitbart)

Obviously liberals who duped Republicans for years now want to retire comfortably

These liberals (commonly called RINOs) like Toomey and Cornyn have seen that their fellow liberal activists will stand outside their houses and protest for days on end. They don’t want that, so they have determined to sacrifice our rights.

It seems to me that it is time for conservatives to act like liberals. Exactly like liberals — down to the riots, marches, and protests outside of officials homes.

Biden’s open-border policy overwhelms shelters in Maine

The Epoch Times reports on the effect of Biden’s open-border policy on even far-from-the-Southern-border Maine.

Facing an impending humanitarian crisis, Portland Family Shelters Director Mike Guthrie has a simple message to anyone who will listen, “We need help!”

Guthrie, a hands-on, frontline worker in the effort to feed, clothes, and house a continuous flow of foreign nationals arriving in Portland by airplane or bus from the U.S. southern border, told The Epoch Times, “Our family shelter facilities, our warming room, and even area hotel space is at capacity. We have maxed out our community resources.

“The time is coming when I’m going to have to look a dad in the face and tell him and his family that I don’t know where they’re going to sleep tonight.”

The Portland Family Shelter is a complex of four rented buildings in various states of renovation located in the heart of downtown.

Some of the structures are gradually being converted into small apartments where up to four families will share a single kitchen and bathroom.

All four buildings are overflowing their present capacity.

“The intake is greater and faster than we can process,” Guthrie said.

To accommodate the stream of new arrivals, the family shelter program has in recent months placed 309 families (1,091 people) in eight hotels located in five neighboring municipalities spread over three counties of southeastern Maine’s prime tourist and vacation region.

Those moves, with their attendant complications and problems, have resulted in some pushback from the local Mainers who fear their prized relaxed lifestyle may never be the same.

And they resent not having a voice in any of it.

“It’s just part of the state government’s plan to bring the slums to the suburbs,” said a Mainer from the resort and tourist community of Kennebunkport, a small town about 28 miles down the Atlantic coast from Portland.

“The United States cannot rescue Africa.”

Coming out of the Kennebunkport post office, long-time Mainers Virginia and Robert shared their opinions on what the locals see as the “invasion” of Maine by immigrants.

Virginia commented, “We have sympathy for the asylum seekers, but resources are over-extended and now it’s going beyond Portland.”

“Eventually, it’s going to impact our quality of life,” Robert said.

Pressures on Portland’s homeless shelter capacity last year inspired a York County community action group to obtain a federal grant to help house the city’s regular homeless population.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

If Biden implements his system of slavery to the state, then these would likely be the neediest

As long as college students imagine themselves as being the recipients of governmental largesse, those college students tend to support socialism. However, I have never participated in a class (as either a student or instructor) where A, B, and C-grade students volunteered to give away grade points to failing students who had skipped assignments or tests.

Something tells me that formerly socialist-leaning students who might find themselves working only for other peoples’ benefit might consider the slavery of socialism differently.

Nonetheless, while Biden holds power, it seems he remains all too willing to make us slaves of the Democrats in charge.

As Biden continues to pander to the climate change crowd, voters say gasoline prices and inflation will drive their vote

The Daily Mail spells out the mood of voters as the mid-term elections approach.

Voters say that economic issues are their top priority heading into the 2022 midterm elections as only 37 percent say they approve of how President Joe Biden is handling economic recovery – and even less approve of gas prices and inflation.

A whopping 83 percent of Americans say that the economy is either an extremely or very important issue in determining how they will vote, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll published on Sunday.

But Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg assured ABC News in a Sunday morning interview that inflation is Biden’s ‘top economic priority,’ despite record-setting hikes and record-low approval.

‘I’m sure additional ideas will be welcomed,’ Buttigieg said on the continued effort to improve the economy.

When it comes to inflation, only 28 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the issue compared to the 71 percent who disapprove.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

The elections deciding the fate of the House begin now

If you want to make a difference in the Biden regime, go push against a Congressional race that hangs in the balance.

 

Politicians who might ought to catch a clue


A string of radio spots published by Left-Wing Democrat groups and funded by Soros proves they don’t know why they are losing Hispanics

The Washington Examiner explores the purchase of a string of radio spots by Soros-funded Democrats as they continue to lose support among Hispanics.

A George Soros-backed group of predominantly Hispanic investors has purchased 18 Spanish-language radio stations in 10 cities for $60 million.

The Latino Media Network is led by Obama administration official Stephanie Valencia and received financing from Lakestar Finance LLC, an investment firm associated with liberal billionaire George Soros.

“We believe in the power and reach of radio and it remains a main source of media for a significant number of our community,” Jess Morales Rocketto, a veteran of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, said in a statement. “We hope to create relevant content for radio and other audio platforms with content that our community can trust and rely on.”

One of the stations included in the deal is Radio Mambi, a conservative talk radio station in Miami, Florida, that Democrats have long accused of spreading “misinformation” in the Hispanic community.

“In the 2020 election, we saw this — really a compelling rightward shift among the Latino electorate and in South Florida,” Huffington Post reporter Lautaro Grinspan recently told NPR. “And it lends credence to the notion that Spanish-language misinformation is playing a role in shaping folks’ political perceptions.”

But is “misinformation” really to blame for the recent rightward drift of Hispanics? Or are more and more Hispanics realizing that the Democratic Party simply doesn’t share their values.

“Everybody was a liberal Democrat — in my neighborhood, in the Bronx, in the local government,” Florida Republican Erik Ortiz recently told the New York Times . “The welfare state was bad for our people — the state became the father in the black and brown household and that was a bad, bad mistake.”

Ortiz is right: The social safety net designed by the Democratic Party punishes marriage and replaces fathers with checks and social workers. And President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would only make those marriage penalties worse .

No wonder recent polling shows the Republican Party now even with the Democrats among Hispanic voters.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Add this to the above: Inflation and gas prices are a visible tax on each of us

Just as no sitting president and no member of Congress had to sit for hours waiting for medical treatment or give up half of a month’s pay for said treatment when it fell outside of an insurance company’s guideline — none of them will have to endure gas prices or food prices that they have foisted on us.

As soon as humanly possible, we must remove all those who have imposed this system where gas price hikes and inflation has become a mainstay.

House Republicans announce a push against Liz Cheney’s and Nancy Pelosi’s narrative

The Epoch Times reports on the supposed resistance to be provided by the House Republicans.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said that House Republicans would be “pushing back” against the Jan. 6 Committee in an effort to tell the American people how the committee’s efforts have been “unconstitutional and illegitimate.”

She said Republicans would be countering the messaging from the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol amid a series of nine primetime public hearings over the next few weeks, starting with one on June 9 at 8 p.m. Washington time.

During the hearings, the panel will “present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, preview additional hearings, and provide the American people a summary of its findings about the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power,” the committee said in a statement.

“We’re working very closely with President [Donald] Trump and his team, with [Republican] Leader Kevin McCarthy, with [Rep.] Jim Jordan, and really all of the House Republicans, we’ll be pushing back in a rapid response fashion,” Stefanik told Breitbart News.

“You will see us all over the airwaves, we’ll be setting the record straight, we’ll be telling the truth to the American people, sharing the facts, and also really pointing out how unprecedented and unconstitutional and illegitimate this committee is,” she said.

“We have lots of media bookings already set. I know that many of our members are going to shine in this moment. But similar to impeachment sham one, and really, impeachment sham two, just out there, every single day,” she said, equating the Jan. 6 panel to previous Democratic-led efforts to impeach former President Donald Trump on two separate occasions, which both resulted in Trump being acquitted.

(Read about the 6 January timeline and more at The Epoch Times)

The proof of the pudding isn’t in the announcing

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating” is how the adage goes. So, I don’t criticize the Republicans for announcing that they will oppose the Democrats (not only the official ones like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Occasional Cortex, but also the effective ones like Liz Cheney).

Announce all you want, but only follow-through counts.

After the Uvalde attack, Biden prioritizes gun confiscation and then DeSantis pushes for school safety

Breitbart chronicles the push by Biden to outlaw guns (despite the failures of gun control in cities like Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia and nations like Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela). Additionally, Breitbart looks into the reaction of Governor DeSantis, as he makes an appeal for school safety.

The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is prioritizing school safety in the wake of national tragedies and the left’s anti-Second Amendment push.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday signed the state’s “Freedom First Budget,” which includes an increase in funding for school safety and mental health initiatives. Both are significant, as a plurality of voters blame mental health issues for mass shootings, while far-left Democrats continue to focus on guns.

“If you look at our budget … we had another major increase in funding for school safety and for mental health and, you know, when you’re talking about school security, the thing is, is for whatever reason —  I think going back to Columbine — this has become something where these deranged psychopaths have certain targets and some of them go to schools as a way to kind of maximize the trauma to a community,” DeSantis said during Friday’s press conference.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Taking the power of self-protection from law-abiding citizens does not solve anything

However, only guarding the gates does not solve the entire problem

From Columbine to Sandy Hook to Parkland to Santa Fe and now at Uvalde, the shootings (or, especially in reference to Harris and Klebold, the killings — since their attack included poorly-wired bombs in the cafeteria and their cars) were perpetrated by:

  • Boys in the bloom of testosterone
  • Boys who had been taught that, in opposition to the second law of thermodynamics (where things go from order to disorder), human evolution went from disorder to order (from slime to a baby). (In other words, they were taught to abandon their logic, embrace the liberal talking point labelled “science,” and repeat the mantra of evolution in order to pass a class.)
  • Boys who had been taught that there was no God (or at least that God had been kicked out of school)
  • Boys who had experienced numerous brushes with the law only to be let go by the system or bailed out by their parent(s)
  • Boys who had been taught that life had no meaning (since a baby was nothing but a choice for a girl)

Therefore, to follow Biden’s suggestion and to remove every law abiding citizen’s guns will not really effect these future murderers: we already have laws against murder and that does not stop them. As noted previously, gun laws in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela don’t really have much affect.

However, since the attacks come from students of the schools, rather than doing more to protect the schools from without, maybe we should protect them from within. Maybe we should seek to change the minds of the students. Maybe we might look to the wisdom of our founding fathers who observed our system of self government and noted:

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Although I am not suggesting outlawing of non-Christian religions, I am suggesting that more freedom and power be pushed down to the local levels. Further, I am suggesting that God be returned to the classrooms (with parental consent).

 

Biden breaks his “Never-Trump” rule


Biden proposes banning bump stocks already banned under Trump

Breitbart reports the list of items Biden and other little dictators in the Democrat party want to ban in the wake of the shooting in Texas.

Democrats are preparing a large gun control package to be considered in House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The package, dubbed, “Protecting Our Kids,” includes eight bills designed to erode citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

Reportedly included in the massive gun control package are provisions to ban high-capacity magazines, increase the purchase age of semi-automatics from 18 to 21, ban bump stocks for civilian use while requiring existing bump stocks to be registered with the government, change the definition of “ghost guns” so they fall under background checks at point of sale, increase penalties for gun trafficking, and mandate how Americans store firearms in their homes.

According to Punchbowl News, the bill’s names and sponsors are:

  1. The Raise the Age Act (H.R. 3015, Rep. Anthony Brown of Maryland)
  2. Prevent Gun Trafficking Act (H.R. 2280, Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois)
  3. The Untraceable Firearms Act (H.R. 3088, Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island)
  4. Ethan’s Law (H.R. 748, Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut)b
  5. The Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act (H.R. 6370, Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan)
  6. The Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act (H.R. 130, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas)
  7. Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act (H.R. 5427, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada)
  8. The Keep Americans Safe Act (H.R. 2510, Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida)

It seems likely the Democrats in the House may have enough votes to pass the package. A vote will reportedly be held next week on the litany of bills. If the package narrowly passes the House, it will move to the Senate, where it must survive a 60-vote, filibuster-proof threshold to pass the deliberative body.

Last week, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) instructed Sen. John Cornyn (R-KY) to work with Democrats on gun control measures. “I’ve encouraged him to talk to Sen. Sinema, Sen. Murphy and others who are interested in trying to get an outcome that’s directly related to the problem. I am hopeful that we could come up with a bipartisan solution that’s directly related to the facts of this awful massacre,” McConnell stated, referring to the deadly shooting at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, TX, last week.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Problem is that Trump and the Republicans already banned bump stocks

If we hijack Jen Psaki’s “way-back machine” and look at a report by NBC News filed on 18 December 2018, we will find that President Trump banned bump stocks in 2018.

The Justice Department on Tuesday issued its final rule banning bump stocks — a device that was prominently used in the Las Vegas shooting massacre last year, which allows a semi-automatic rifle to work like a machine gun.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker announced the rule in a statement Tuesday.

“We are faithfully following President Trump’s leadership by making clear that bump stocks, which turn semiautomatics into machine guns, are illegal, and we will continue to take illegal guns off of our streets,” Whitaker said.

Later, at a school safety event at the White House, he called it a “big victory” for Trump’s administration.

(Read more at “NBC News“)

Even in toeing the Democrat line, Dementia Joe cannot get it right

Admit it, Democrats. It is time to use the 25th Amendment on Joe.

 

Rapid Ukrainian refugee processing highlights Biden’s unjust immigration policy


Rapid Ukrainian refugee processing highlights Biden’s unjust immigration policy

The Washington Examiner uses the example of how quickly Ukrainian refugees get processed through the system as an illustration of the injustice of Biden’s immigration policy.

The Benito Juarez sports complex in Tijuana, Mexico, has become a hub for Ukrainian refugees on their way to the United States. On Monday, the Biden administration began a new refugee plan for Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion of their home country.

“Uniting for Ukraine” will allow U.S. citizens and nongovernmental organizations to sponsor Ukrainian refugees, who will receive a two-year humanitarian parole to the U.S., as well as an authorization to work. Over the past few weeks, efforts to assist the Ukrainians’ passage to the U.S. have been extensive. On arrival at the sports complex, Ukrainians receive a registration number. While waiting to be called for processing by border officials, they have access to plentiful food, places to rest, and assistance from volunteers.

Processing is occurring at an unprecedented pace, according to BuzzFeed News. Where U.S. Customs and Border Protection could once only process 50-80 asylum-seekers on a given day, the agency is now “processing hundreds of people a day, sometimes as many as 1,000.” After processing, the Mexican government buses refugees at a time to the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Perhaps 15,000 Ukrainians have recently entered the U.S. from Tijuana. Considering the rapidity of the processing, the number could be higher. Neither the State Department nor U.S. Customs and Border Protection responded to requests for an updated count of the number of Ukrainian refugees processed in Tijuana.

The experience for Ukrainians at the border has been vastly different from that of refugees from other countries. BuzzFeed demonstrated how the current orderly layout of the Benito Juarez sports complex contrasts with more haphazard conditions for Central American migrants who were held around the facility in 2018. The Ukrainians’ circumstances are also vastly improved compared to those of refugees who currently live in camps throughout Tijuana.

One Mexican volunteer at the Benito Juarez complex, who spoke to me on condition of anonymity, said he was “glad to help the Ukrainian people [because he] knew they were coming from a very bad situation.” He noticed tremendous disparities, though, while he toured two of around two dozen Tijuana shelters. One camp, run by a local church, had just three full-time and two part-time volunteers to care for over 1,000 refugees from political unrest of cartel violence in Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, and Mexico. Though the shelters were set up to be temporary facilities, he said that some migrant families had been there for one to two years, with only one family being processed each year.

(Read at the Washington Examiner for purported evidence of racism in the Biden regime)

It may be racism or just incompetence

On 27 April 2022, Senator Lankford pointed toward unworkable details of the Biden plan to supplant Title 42.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Border Management Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today called out the Biden Administration’s supposed “plan” to replace Title 42. Lankford, report in hand, quoted the Biden Administration’s own admission in their “plan” that “a significant increase in migrant encounters will substantially strain our system even further.”

Lankford is leading the charge to push back on the Biden Administration’s plans to revoke temporary, pandemic-related Title 42 authority as early as May 23 and to stop the ongoing chaos at the southern border amid Biden’s hypocrisy about COVID. After the highest year on record for illegal crossings this past year and 221,000 “encounters” of border crossers last month, Lankford introduced the Public Health and Border Security Act to require all COVID-19 related national states of emergency to be lifted before Title 42 is officially terminated until a workable plan to replace it is put in place. Clearly for Lankford, Biden’s “plan” released yesterday is not workable.

Transcript

This is policy insanity. The Biden Administration is getting the immigration policy that they designed. They stripped away all the restrictions for actually people crossing the border. They get this result. Now, with record-high numbers of people illegally crossing the border, now they’re saying, ‘And we’re going to drop Title 42 as well.’ So we get record-high numbers now of illegal crossings, and they’re going to say, ‘We’re going to strip away the last piece that we hadn’t taken away before to increase this number even higher.’

May I remind everyone that’s here of the simple fact that 221,000 ‘encounters,’ as they called them, from the last month is a record-high number. What people are not talking about as well are the 66,000 what they call ‘gotaways’ that also happened last month. That is, the border patrol were so active trying to round up and engage this group of 221,000, they could see in the distance and count people crossing the border. There were 66,000 that we had no contact with that we literally watched them come across the border.

Who’s crossing the border, and what’s happening at this point?

Well it’s people from 157 different countries, just in the last six months, that have crossed the border. None of these individuals have a criminal background check actually carried out on them from their home country. They’re doing a criminal background check if they’ve committed a crime in the United States before, but we have no idea in the country they’re coming from if there’s a criminal background at all. And for the 66,000 gotaways that happened just last month, we have no criminal background check in this country or in their previous country.

(Read more of this transcript at the news feed for Senator Lankford)

Radio reports allege that DHS officers have testified that Title 42 has not been enforced for weeks (despite the fact that a court recently ordered Biden to reinstate Title 42). Of course, no main stream media backs this allegation.

 

Two sides to elections


Democrats seem to be on the dark side of elections

Michigan election official charged

The Epoch Times reported in a 10 March 2021 article how Democrat Kathy Funk has been charged with several election-related felonies.

Michigan county elections official and former township clerk was charged with ballot tampering related to the August 2020 primary election, according to state Attorney General Dana Nessel.

KathyFunkKathy Funk, who was running in 2020 as a Democrat for reelection as Flint Township clerk, also was charged with misconduct in office, Nessel said. The charges, which are both felonies, each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison upon conviction.

Nessel alleged that Funk purposely broke a seal on a container for ballots so that the votes couldn’t be totaled during an anticipated recount. She narrowly won reelection in the unofficial count, the attorney general’s office said.

“Election officials must uphold the integrity of their positions. Those who abuse that commitment undermine the very foundation of our democracy,” Nessel, a Democrat, said in a Twitter response to a ClickonDetroit report.

“Our department is committed to prosecuting election violations, regardless of the political party of the perpetrator.”

Nessel’s office didn’t provide any more details about the allegations against Funk.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Unlike the Harris County Election Administrator appointed by Lina Hidalgo, this Democrat seems to have gone boldly into illegality

Although I (being an opinion blogger and not a legal worker) would argue that Isabel Longoria’s “turning of the live-stream video input” was likely intentional, maybe a court of law will determine whether something intentionally criminal occurred during Longoria’s flawed “leadership” as the Harris County elections administrator.

You see, Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reported in a 9 March 2022 article that lawyers for the Harris County GOP had discovered video feeds (legally required by SB1) had been turned off.

The GOP say the cameras were turned off when the 10,000 lost ballots were found.

“Under Texas law, Harris County is required to have a live stream and camera footage of all vote counting that’s going on,” said Mitby. “We intend to get those cameras back on because the only reason why they would have been shut off is because somebody with Lina Hidalgo’s office has something to hide, and we’re going to find out what they’re hiding.”

(Read more at KRIV)

Democrats seem willing to destroy people who expose their subterfuge — such as the computer repairman who exposed the Biden laptop

Breitbart reported in a 10 March 2022 article how the life of the computer repairman who turned in Hunter Biden’s laptop has been bankrupted and hounded.

The man who used to own the Delaware computer repair shop where Hunter Biden left his notorious “laptop from hell” says bankruptcy looms, as his life has been turned upside down by private citizens, tech giants, and federal agencies since the contents of the laptop became public.

John Paul Mac Isaac, 45, tells the New York Post that he received a slew of death threats after the bombshell revelations on Biden’s laptop became public and noted a Wilmington state trooper had to maintain a constant presence outside of his shop in Trolley Square.

He added:

There were multiple situations where people came in and you could tell they were not there to have a computer fixed. And if there were not other people in the shop, I don’t know what would have happened. I was having vegetables, eggs, dog s–t thrown at the shop every morning.

Mac Isaac previously told Breitbart News that Hunter Biden dropped the computer off at his shop on April 12, 2019, to conduct a “data recovery.” He says he called Biden the next day to inform him the recovery was completed, but Hunter never picked it up.

“I became concerned over some of the content I was viewing,” Mac Isaac told Breitbart News. He informed the FBI of the device before bringing it to former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani. Eventually, the New York Post came into possession of the laptop’s contents and published a series of reports on them in October 2020, in the lead-up to the 2020 election — which was extensively covered by Breitbart news.

“The laptop reportedly contained emails detailing Hunter Biden’s businesses with Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company, and potential business deals with a Chinese energy company,” Breitbart News reported.

Mac Issac tells the Post that the circumstances surrounding his involvement with the laptop devolved into such chaos that he had to close his shop, and noted that on November 5, 2020 — just two days after the presidential election — he took off for Lakewood, Colorado. The 45-year-old says he stayed there with his family for about a year and took classes in woodworking.

Mac Isaac tells the Post he applied for unemployment in December of 2020, though his unemployment cases were repeatedly closed and he had to use his 401k funds to cover bills. He then sent a letter to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), a close ally of President Joe Biden, last December.

(Read more at Breitbart)

How much did Joe Biden’s complicity in this Ukrainian matter figure into the Ukrainian war? Maybe without it, we might not have had a war.

If our “leader” were not so compromised on the international stage, maybe Putin would not have been emboldened to attack.

Republicans seem to be on the common-sense side of elections

Arizona House passes a bill to require voters to prove citizenship

The Epoch Times reported in a 10 March 2022 article on the Republican-dominated Arizona House having passed a bill requiring prospective voters to submit proof of citizenship.

The Arizona House on Monday passed legislation that would ensure citizens are only registered to vote in the state’s elections and are able to prove their citizenship upon registration.

Potential Arizona voters would be required under House Bill 2492 to present a form of identification within 30 days of registering to vote.

It adds a requirement that voters include their date of birth and early voting number along with their signature on their return ballots. Voters currently just sign their name, and county officials compare that to signatures they have on file with verified voter registration documents.

The bill if signed into law would also prevent an in-person voter from presenting two documents, such as a water or tax bill, if they do not have their identification.

Voters would be required to include their place of birth and a verified residence address.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

For National and state elections, non-citizen voters only dilute the legal vote

The first duty of a nation is to protect its citizens. If people from other nations are allowed to vote in that nation’s elections, the population of that nation will be overwhelmed legally. Therefore, the first duty of a nation is to secure both its borders and its elections.

Florida Republicans pass bill to create election crimes investigative unit

National Public Radio reported in a 10 March 2022 article that the Republican-dominated Florida legislature created an office to investigate election crimes.

Florida lawmakers have sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis legislation that would create a dedicated investigative unit for alleged election crimes, part of a broader bill that would, for the second year in a row, enact new voting restrictions in the state.

DeSantis, an ally of former President Donald Trump and a potential 2024 presidential contender himself, called for the formation of an election police force in a speech last year.

The measure, which the GOP-led House passed along party lines Wednesday evening, would create an Office of Election Crimes and Security within the Department of State to probe “allegations of election law violations or election irregularities.”

Election fraud is exceedingly rare, and DeSantis had praised Florida’s election administration in the wake of the 2020 election.

Yet for the second straight year he’s pursued tightening the state’s election code. In 2021, during a Fox News appearance, he signed legislation that added new restrictions to the state’s ballot drop boxes and vote-by-mail system.

The Florida law was among a raft of GOP-led measures enacted in the wake of Trump’s baseless claims about the 2020 election being rigged against him.

DeSantis is expected to sign the new legislation. The state Senate OK’d it last week.

(Read more at NPR)

This points to the common-sense nature that should become central to all our laws

Making our elections secure (even when the incidence of election fraud is low) is central to our trust in government.

With that said, I don’t believe that Biden and his 4 a.m. surges has proven himself clean of election fraud. Rather, his incompetence seems to prove him unfit for governing (and that goes double for Harris and Pelosi).

 

Democrats’ dealings with elections


Three stories about either cheating or incompetence by Democrats in Houston

Bipartisan lawsuit filed against Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria over alleged violations of Harris County voters

In an 8 March 2022 article by Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, Isabel Longoria was reported to have found herself sued by both Republicans and Democrats due to her having not counted 10,000 ballots.

A bipartisan lawsuit was filed Monday against the Harris County Elections Administrator.

Judge George Risner, Democrat candidate for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2; Richard Vega, Republican Candidate for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2; and Bianca Gracia, Republican candidate for Senate District 11, have filed the lawsuit against Isabel Longoria.

The petition claims that Longoria committed unlawful acts by intentionally, willfully, and knowingly failing to adequately allocate equipment, paper ballots that are capable of preserving the voters’ intent, and failing to operate voting centers during the posted hours.

LongoriaThe lawsuit stated that the actions of Longoria have violated petitioners statutory right to a safe, accurate and efficient election, to produce records that will allow an accurate audit.

“This lawsuit is bipartisan,” said attorney Oliver Jason Brown. “It means that both sides agree that there’s a problem and it needs to be fixed. We have to end this divide over elections and the way that we’ll do it is through this lawsuit.”

(Read more at KPRC)

Great. This “news” article tells us both sides are suing

Still, it does not divulge the facts that 10,000 ballots were not counted in the primaries. Of that, 6,000 were Democrat ballots. Another 4,000 were Republican ballots.

One would think that these points would be central.

Harris County GOP wants independent administrator to oversee next election instead of Isabel Longoria

Houston CBS affiliate KHOU shows in a 9 March 2022 article how the GOP has asked a judge to install an independent administrator.

The Harris County Republican Party will ask a judge to appointment an independent administrator to oversee the next county election in May. 

At a news conference Wednesday, GOP party leaders said that an emergency hearing on the election issues was held today.

Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria announced Tuesday that she will resign effective July 1 after issues during the Texas primary last week.

“The buck stops with me to address issues for voters and I did not meet my own standard or the standard set by commissioners,” Longoria said.

But July isn’t soon enough for the GOP.

“We’re stuck with her for two more elections,” GOP Party Chairman Cindy Siegel said.

They say voter confidence in the election process is at stake.

“We have an election administrator that’s already proven to be inexperienced, incompetent and disingenuous, and yet that person’s gonna be in charge of two major elections for both political parties in the state of Texas,” said state Senator Paul Bettencourt. “And that can’t be tolerated.”

But Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said there’s not enough time to appoint Longoria’s replacement before the May runoff. 

“It would just not make sense from a logistical standpoint, I don’t think it would be responsible, for us to bring in someone new when we have an election here in a matter of a few weeks,” she said. 

Harris County announced over the weekend that they’d identified about 10,000 mail-in ballots that were not added into the original Election Night count. Results were also delayed on election night after Longoria said some of the paper ballots got stuck in the new voting machines. 

“Because of inexperience, incompetence and disingenuous behavior, we’ve had the worst election we’ve seen in 40 years of my lifetime in Harris County,” Bettencourt said.

(Read more drivel at KHOU)

Again, a main-stream media outlet stops short of the real questions

This article may have mentioned the 10,000 ballots not counted for the Election Night count.

However, they skip over the 175 ballots found after her “resignation” and the streaming video (that went dark) of the ballot counting room. It does not mention the five-hour-late processing of the counted votes (after an extension and so late it violated election law).

For information on the 175 ballots or the missing video (which is required by the new Texas vote integrity law and went dark for an hour starting at 2:30 a.m.), you have to listen to a Facebook video at Senator Paul Bettencourt’s site or check outside-of-main-stream media (below).

Additionally, articles (previously linked) criticizing this Democrat have been removed by CBS and NBC.

Since Longoria’s “resignation” won’t happen until after the next two primary elections, Harris County GOP sues for an independent administrator

A 9 March 2022 article in The Texan.news shows how the Democrat Isabel Longoria has proven herself either supremely incompetent or completely corrupt.

Following a week of public outcry and multiple lawsuits over primary election issues in the state’s largest county, Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria submitted her resignation on Tuesday.

“Today I am submitting my resignation effective July 1. I think this date ensures that there’s a presiding officer during the major elections and allows the election commission the time they need to find a replacement,” Longoria said. “I remain committed to the office and its mission and hope to aid in defeating harmful radical rhetoric to ensure successful elections in the future.”

During a Wednesday morning press conference, however, Harris County Republican Party (HCRP) Chair Cindy Siegel announced that the party would continue to pursue its lawsuit over the election, noting that Longoria is slated to preside over the upcoming primary runoff and municipal elections in May.

HCRP attorney Steve Mitby said he would be going into an emergency hearing to request the court order an independent administrator to oversee the next Harris County election, and for the county to turn back on cameras live streaming the ballot counting process.

“We know there are 10,000 ballots that Harris County just found, that apparently had been lost, and they shut the cameras off when all this was going on,” said Mitby. “Under Texas law, Harris County is required to have a livestream and camera footage of all vote counting that’s going on.”

“The only reason why they would have been shut off is because somebody in Lina Hidalgo’s office had something to hide.”

Following an emergency hearing Wednesday morning, district court Judge Fredericka Phillips ruled that the court would supervise the counting of votes and ordered Longoria to report again to the court at 7:00 p.m.

Longoria said that cameras were not turned off but that the livestream was moved from the YouTube channel to another location on the Harris County website. Mitby told The Texan Longoria had not notified residents or observers of the change midway through the counting process.

(Read more at The Texan.news)

Finally, we get the whole story on the things that Longoria pulled.

We find that:

  1. During the night of the ballot counting, Longoria claimed to have moved (illegally) a streaming video camera that Texas vote-integrity law requires to display the vote count area
  2. Longoria went beyond the allowed time while counting the ballots she did disclose
  3. She “overlooked” 6,000 Democrat ballots that were discovered on Saturday (5 March 2022), but did not contact Democrat party officials
  4. She “found” 4,000 Republican ballots that were discovered on Saturday (5 March 2022), but did not contact Republican party officials
  5. As of 7 March 2022, another 175 ballots were located.

The new Texas vote-integrity law says to sign and put your drivers license number (or last four of your social) on the ballot. Twenty-seven thousand did not do that out of the several million ballots cast.

The press tries to make non-compliance with the law seem like the government’s fault

The left-leaning Associated Press tries to paint a law into a metaphorical corner.

More than 27,000 mail ballots in Texas were flagged for rejection in the first test of new voting restrictions enacted across the U.S., jeopardizing votes cast by Democrats and Republicans alike and in counties big and small, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

It puts the rate of rejected mail ballots in Texas on track to significantly surpass previous elections. The preliminary figures — reported by Texas counties after votes were counted in the state’s March 1 primary — is the fullest picture to date of how new election rules rushed into place by Republicans following the 2020 election made it harder for thousands of voters in both parties. Some will wind up not having their ballots count at all.

Rejected mail ballots are relatively uncommon in a typical election. But the initial rejection rate among mail voters in the Texas primary was roughly 17% across 120 counties, according to county-by-county figures obtained by AP. Those counties accounted for the vast majority of the nearly 3 million voters in Texas’ first-in-the-nation primary.

(Read more drivel at the Associated Press)

So, like Democrats, the press blames the law for breaking the law

This might explain the increase in murders, thefts, burglaries, shoplifting, and other crime in Democrat cities.

Even in Arizona, elections matter

Guilty plea entered in Yuma ballot harvesting case

The Arizona Daily Independent reports through a 3 March 2022 article that Alma Juarez pled guilty to ballot harvesting.

One of two Yuma County women accused of taking part in ballot harvesting during the 2020 Primary Election has pleaded guilty to her role in the scheme which was exposed by two concerned citizens who set up a video camera near a polling station.

Alma Yadira Juarez admitted to committing one count of ballot abuse by knowingly collecting early ballots which had been filled out by other people. The offense has been designated as a Class 1 misdemeanor for which Juarez is promised a term of probation with no jail time when sentenced March 16.

Juarez, 42, was indicted by a state grand jury in December 2020 for a single Class 6 felony of ballot abuse. Her co-defendant, Guillermina Fuentes, would eventually be indicted for two Class 4 felonies of Forgery and Conspiracy, a Class 5 felony of Ballot Abuse, and a Class 6 felony of Ballot Abuse.

The charges against the women came about after two Yuma men -Gary Snyder and David Lara- set up a hidden camera to in hopes of uncovering ballot abuse long suspected to be occurring in their county. Video evidence Snyder and Lara turned over to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office was forwarded by local officials to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

During Juarez’s change of plea hearing, Judge Roger Nelson of the Yuma County Superior Court was presented with a factual basis for the offense. It included Juarez’s admission that she was given the ballots by Fuentes, 65.

(Read more at the Arizona Daily Independent)

It is nice to hear that election law gets enforced

It is even better to hear when someone of consequence gets caught and prosecuted.

Georgia opens investigation into possible illegal ballot harvesting in 2020 election

John Solomon of Just the News opens up a can of worms through a 4 January 2022 article that exposes how ballot harvesters were caught on video stuffing thousands of ballots during the 2020 election.

Georgia authorities have launched an investigation into an allegation of systematic ballot harvesting during the state’s 2020 general election and subsequent U.S. Senate runoff and may soon issue subpoenas to secure evidence, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed to Just the News.

 Georgia law strictly prohibits third-party activists from picking up and delivering ballots on behalf of voters, a tactic called “harvesting” that liberal organizers have tried to get legalized in many battleground states without success. The U.S. Supreme Court this summer rejected Democrat efforts to overturn an Arizona law that outlawed harvesting in the battleground state.

Raffensperger, who is seeking reelection in 2022, led a successful effort in 2019 to strengthen Georgia’s prohibition against harvesting ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and defeated an effort by prominent Democrat lawyer Marc Elias to overturn the harvesting ban. Raffensperger also reviewed and rejected claims by former President Donald Trump of widespread fraud during the 2020 election in a series of contacts under investigation by a local district attorney in Atlanta and the Jan. 6 select committee in Congress.

According to interviews and documents reviewed by Just the News, Raffensperger’s office received a detailed complaint from conservative voter integrity group True the Vote on Nov. 30 saying it had assembled evidence that scores of activists worked with nonprofit groups to collect and deliver thousands of absentee ballots, often during wee-hour operations, to temporary voting drop boxes distributed around the state during the pandemic.

 The group informed the secretary its evidence included video footage from surveillance cameras placed by counties outside the drop boxes as well as geolocation data for the cell phones of more than 200 activists seen on the tapes purportedly showing the dates and times of ballot drop-offs, according to documents reviewed by Just the News. 

The group also said it interviewed a Georgia man who admitted he was paid thousands of dollars to harvest ballots in the Atlanta metropolitan area during the November election and the lead-up to Jan. 5, 2021 runoff for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, which were both captured by Democrats and ended GOP control of Congress. The group has yet to identify the cooperating witness to state authorities, referring to him in the complaint simply as John Doe. 

The group does not allege the ballots delivered by couriers were fraudulent. Nonetheless, lawful ballots delivered by third-parties to drop boxes would run afoul of Georgia’s law.

Raffensperger confirmed in an interview aired Tuesday on the John Solomon Reports podcast that his office has deemed the allegations credible enough to open an investigation and possibly seek subpoenas from the State Election Board to secure evidence.

“We do have some information,” Raffensperger said. “And we are going to investigate that. We did deploy drop boxes that were under 24/7 surveillance, and because they were then that really, you know, can indicate who dropped that information off, and we’re really just going through that.”

(Read more at Just the News)

For those who would rather see the video, there is a new movie of this ballot harvesting coming out

Dinesh D’Souza has produced a movie (2,000 Mules) that will be showing soon. Here is the trailer:

 

Thanks to two Houstonians who are fighting liberal Democrats for our justice


City councilman files grievance for 156 victims killed by violent offenders out on free or low bond

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that City Coucilman Michael Kubosh has filed judicial grievances against judges for the 156 victims killed by felons let off on low or no-bond bails.

KuboshCity Councilman Michael Kubosh has filed a Judicial Bar Grievance for 156 victims he says was killed because of Harris County district judges not protecting the public by setting a low or free bond on violent defendants. At a news conference held Friday, Kubosh detailed his concerns.

Kubosh explained that state law requires a judge to consider the safety of the public when setting a bond. He said many judges have failed the families of the victims.

The filing comes days after a 17-year-old murder suspect, who is accused of shooting a 16-year-old girl 22 times, was granted a $250,000 bond and released after posting bail.

“We’re tired of the violence in our community, we are tired of the murders in our community,” Kubosh said.

Officials and local preachers read the names of each victim who was killed. Kubosh said that the names are notable because they were killed by someone who was free on bond with a violent criminal history. The councilman is personally filing the grievance on the behalf of the victims himself and is willing to help more families who reach out to him by emailing him at michaelkubosh@gmail.com.

The grievance was filed in hopes of sending a strong message to judges — to pay attention and be careful with their decisions. He said there should be consequences when judges release these violent criminals on low or free bonds. He said judges should have to answer to the public on why they released suspects.

(Read more on a specific murder at KPRC)

Not only do we need to stop these releases, we need to stop the election of these judges

For your information, all of these judges are Democrats — elected during the Democrat sweep of Harris County when Hispanics came out for Beto O’Rourke.

Constable Mark Herman has refiled over 100 cases dismissed against felons by social justice judges

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC also reports on how Constable Mark Herman has refiled over a hundred cases dismissed by liberal judges.

ConstableHermanHarris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman held a press conference Wednesday to announce a new initiative the agency has implemented to hold judges and magistrates accountable on criminal cases where they concluded a lack of probable cause.

The Harris County Deputies’ Organization, Houston Police Officer’s Union, and Crime Stoppers of Houston were also in attendance.

Herman said the issue has resulted in thousands of criminal cases being dismissed in Harris County. Herman said, as a result, the crime rate has gone up, public safety is compromised, and the safety of police officers in Harris County is in jeopardy.

Herman said, about eight months ago, he was notified by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg that in 2021, 1,000 criminal cases were dismissed by criminal court judges and magistrates. He said the cases were slated for dismissal, leaving the District Attorney’s Office no other option.

Hermann said hundreds of those thousand cases were filed by his officers. This finding prompted the initiative, which was launched three weeks ago, to put together groups to review these dismissed criminal cases with the DA’s Office to refile. More than 100 cases have been refiled so far.

(Read more and watch the video at KPRC)

Just as noted above, these Democrat judges need to be recycled

Our lives are more important than the freedom of criminals who get released by these Democrat judges. Therefore, to solve this problem, vote out the Democrat judges.

 

Democrats float a trial balloon on using “insurrection” and the 14th Amendment


US Rep Madison Cawthorn accused of “insurrection” in suit filed by 11 North Carolina voters

The Hill reported in a 10 January 2022 article that Democrats have decided to prosecute a crippled Republican on the basis of his having spoken on 6 January 2021.

CawthornA group of 11 North Carolina voters filed a legal challenge to disqualify Rep. Madison Cawthorn from running for a second term, arguing his involvement in a rally preceding the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill constitutionally bars him from waging another campaign. 

Lawyers for the 11 voters filed the suit to the State Board of Elections, contending that Cawthorn’s comments in the speech shortly preceding the insurrection violate the 14th Amendment, which states in part that no person “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress … to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.” 

The suit goes on to claim that the mob that stormed the Capitol last year in an unsuccessful attempt to halt the certification of the 2020 presidential race results “amounted to an insurrection.”

“As set forth in our complaint, the publicly available evidence, including Representative Cawthorn’s own statements and reports that he or his office coordinated with the January 6 organizers, establish reasonable suspicion that Representative Cawthorn aided the insurrection, thereby disqualifying him from federal office. We look forward to asking him about his involvement under oath,” said Ron Fein, legal director of Free Speech For People.

“Claiming to be fighting a battle for our Constitution, Cawthorn has engaged in blatant acts of insurrection,” added John Wallace, another lawyer who filed the suit.  “He must be held accountable for his actions which have threatened our democracy. Wisely, the Constitution provides a remedy for our protection. We seek here the imposition of that remedy.”

Cawthorn, who is running in the newly created 13th Congressional District, is the youngest member of the House at 26 and has established himself as a conservative firebrand since his election in 2020. In a speech the morning of the riot, he accused Democrats of trying to silence conservatives and leveled unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the 2020 cycle. 

“The Democrats, with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice,” he said. “Make no mistake about it, they do not want you to be heard.”

(Read more at The Hill)

Never mind the many times Democrats have encouraged violence or questioned elections

In the end, this is all about preventing President Trump from running again. Even though there is plenty of evidence of Democrats questioning election results and inciting violence, they are not interested in anything but keeping Trump from running again.

 

Rep. Banks says Nancy Pelosi is hiding things in her 6 January investigation


Representative Jim Banks claims that San Fran Nan is lying about her 6 January investigation

In the following Fox News video clip, Republican study committee chairman Rep. Jim Banks and House of Judiciary ranking member Jim Jordan discuss on “The Ingraham Angle” unanswered January 6th questions as the one-year anniversary approaches.