Month: February 2018

California Democratic Party doesn’t endorse Feinstein re-election bid

The California Democratic Party will not endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s re-election bid this year, with delegates at the party’s annual convention giving the majority of votes to her top primary challenger, progressive State Sen. Kevin de Leon. De Leon got 54 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent for the more moderate Feinstein, according to results released Sunday. But neither Democrat will receive the state party endorsement because they failed to reach the 60 percent threshold. The vote totals were not a surprise, considering the state party’s liberal leaning. And Feinstein leads de Leon by 29 percentage points in the primary race, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics polls average. “The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign’s momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo,” said de Leon, according to Politico. “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.” Feinstein, the oldest member of the Senate at 84, is seeking a sixth term. Feinstein took heat last fall from some on the left after appearing to voice optimism about Trump becoming “a good president.” Feinstein also recently said that former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump is ending, was on shaky legal ground. DACA provides a level of amnesty to certain illegal immigrants — many of whom came to the U.S. as children. Still, Feinstein will be difficult to beat, considering her establishment support and standing among independents and women, two key voting blocs. “It will be tough to outflank her in that capacity,” Ben Tulchin, a San Francisco-based pollster, recently said.

Agreed..  That’s why this really isn’t much of a story.  But, what makes it interesting is that the state party no longer endorses Sen. Feinstein (D-CA), who is now 84, and will be at least 85 when she starts her next term in the Senate.  That alone should make ANY California voter think twice before just blindly voting for her, just because she’s a Democrat, the general election…should she win in her primary.  Hopefully, the California Republican party will find a quality candidate who might, just might, be able to mount a credible threat to Dianne’s Senate seat.

Student Claims CNN Rewrote Town Hall Question, Told Him to ‘Stick to the Script’

A Florida student claims that CNN rewrote his question for the network’s Wednesday night town hall debate on gun violence. Colton Haab, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were shot and killed last week, says he did not attend the event when he realized it would be a “total waste of [his] time.” CNN denies that it scripted questions for any of the participants at the town hall, which was attended by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch. On “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday, Haab said he was contacted several days ago by a CNN producer who asked him to write a speech to deliver at the event, in addition to questions to ask. He said after some back and forth, he was eventually provided with a question that was not his own words. “They had taken what I had wrote and what I had briefed on and talked about, and they actually wrote the question for me,” Haab said, agreeing with Carlson that it seemed “dishonest.” He said that’s why he decided not to attend the town hall. “Originally, I had thought that it was going to be more of my own question and my own say. And then it turned out to be more of just a script,” Haab said. “And [the producer] had actually said that over the phone, that I needed to stick to the script.” When Carlson asked if he believes other students’ town hall questions were reworded, Haab said “absolutely.” “Honestly, it was very shocking to me, because we just went through such a horrific tragedy,” Haab said. “For them to take that and make such a big newscast over what they want to hear, it was very upsetting to me.”

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Michael Moore participated in anti-Trump rally allegedly organized by Russians

Michael Moore, the polemical filmmaker who has long accused President Trump of colluding with Russians, posted videos and pictures of himself participating in a protest in Manhattan that was allegedly organized by Russians in November 2016. Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for meddling in the presidential campaign were also behind anti-Trump rallies that occured after the election. The government alleged in an indictment signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the defendants organized a Nov. 12 “Trump is NOT my President” rally in New York. Their “strategic goal” was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” the indictment said. On Nov. 12, Moore tweeted: “At today’s Trump Tower protest. He wouldn’t come down.” He attached a picture of himself posing with a large number of protesters. Moore also posted a lengthy video on Facebook Nov. 12, when he joined the protest and debated voters at Trump Tower. Approximately 25,000 protesters turned out in New York on Nov. 12, chanting slogans rejecting the then-president-elect, NBC News reported at the time, citing New York Police Department officials. Amid heavy police presence, protesters marched from Union Square to Trump Tower, the Guardian reported. Moore has repeatedly claimed that President Trump inappropriately colluded with Russians. Last year, Moore wrote on Facebook: “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on: TRUMP COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS TO THROW THE ELECTION TO HIM.”

Oh, this is SO rich!  lol  Michael Moore isn’t the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.  That’s for certain.  He’s just a self-serving, nauseating hypocrite that runs around with his silly baseball cap on pretending to be some blue-collar average joe from Flint, MI.  Google his mansion..  He’s a gazillionaire that plays the masses for fools.  Looks like he’s the one who got played by the Russians.  DOH!!    🙂

MS-13 spreads to 22 states, fed by 300,000 illegals, DACA recipients, tied to 207 murders

The vicious MS-13 gang, stifled under former President George W. Bush, exploded during the Obama era fueled by 300,000 illegals, including those given amnesty under the DACA program, and has now been linked to crimes in 22 states, according to a new report. Since 2012, 207 murders have been tied to the gang called “Mara Salvatrucha,” and there are over 500 cases nationwide of MS-13 members being charged in major crimes, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies. But it can sometimes be hard to deport the illegals involved because about half of the crimes detailed in the report occurred in so-called “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. President Trump has pledged to crack down on the gang and deport those in the United States illegally, and report author Jessica M. Vaughan suggested that it can’t happen soon enough. Detailing how the gang rebuilt itself under Obama’s open-border immigration policies, she said, “this resurgence represents a very serious threat to public safety in communities where MS-13 has rebuilt itself. The resurgence is directly connected to the illegal arrival and resettlement of more than 300,000 Central American youths and families that has continued unabated for six years, and to a de-prioritization of immigration enforcement in the interior of the country that occurred at the same time.” The research she supervised at the immigration think tank found that MS-13 concentrations were in areas where so-called “unaccompanied alien children” were put under Obama, including Virginia, California, Maryland and New York. They included those participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who Democrats in Congress are fighting for. She cited an example of a Maryland DACA recipient charged with gang activity who urged pals in El Salvador to take advantage of Obama’s policies: One MS-13 clique leader in Frederick, Md., who had received a DACA work permit and was employed as a custodian at a middle school in Frederick, Md., and who was recently incarcerated for various gang-related crimes, reportedly was told by gang leaders in El Salvador to take advantage of the lenient policies on UACs to bring in new recruits, knowing that they would be allowed to resettle in the area with few questions asked. Several of these unaccompanied minors now have been arrested and incarcerated for various crimes, including a vicious random attack on a sheriff’s deputy in 2015. Crime, torture and theft are the trademarks of the gang. “The MS-13 members identified in the cases we found were accused of very serious crimes, including 207 murders. More than 100 were accused of conspiracy/racketeering, and dozens of others were charged with drug trafficking, sex trafficking, attempted murder, sexual assaults, and extortion,” said the report. Vaughan is the center’s policy director. The report noted the difficulty in seizing and deporting some of those involved because the crimes occurred in many of the 300 sanctuary regions in the nation that don’t cooperate with ICE. “The proliferation of sanctuaries may complicate disruption of MS-13,” said the report. “Many of the hotbeds of MS-13 activity are also places where local officials have adopted sanctuary policies. These policies prevent ICE from working effectively with local law enforcement agencies. There are approximately 300 sanctuary jurisdictions in the country, and they include municipalities, counties, and states.11 About half of the MS-13 arrests in our case set (222) occurred in sanctuary jurisdictions,” said CIS.

Pretty shocking stuff!!  The threat to our communities posed by MS-13 is just one of many reasons why it is absolutely critical that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico.  Then, those troops need to remain ON that border to prevent would-be crossers from setting one foot on U.S. soil.  After all, once an illegal sets one foot on U.S. soil, they entitled (and that’s the key work) to all sorts of legal and monetary freebies that we-the-actual citizens pay for.  So, those troops need to remain ON the border until that wall/fence is finally built above and below ground (to prevent tunneling)….however long it takes.  Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegals already here by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly)…paying particular attention to known gang members (like these MS-13 maggots), convicted criminal aliens, and those already determined by an immigration judge to be deported..regardless of age or gender.  And that’s just for starters, folks.  To do anything less is NOT in our country’s national security, or economic, interests.

Michelle Obama faces backlash for racial ‘Black Panther’ comment that ignores film history

Moviegoers were quick to correct former first lady Michelle Obama this week after she framed the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” as a racial milestone. The left-wing magazine Salon was mocked by superhero fans earlier this month for calling “Black Panther” the “first blockbuster-format release featuring a black hero front and center.” Mrs. Obama, however, made the same error on Monday after the Marvel Studios hit tallied the highest-grossing February debut — $201.8 million for its Friday-Sunday weekend. “Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen,” Mrs. Obama tweeted. “I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.” Fans reminded the former first lady, as they did with Salon, of a well-established history of superhero fare with black stars such as Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes and others. “So which is it: did you never watch super hero movies and read comics till [sic] this year or were none of the awesome black super heroes from years before good enough for you?” responded one user. “[I] guess you’ve never watched #Hancock [with Will Smith] or #Blade before,” added another. “Congrats on making EVERYTHING about race.” “Do I come from a parallel universe?” replied a third person. “Is that why nobody seems to remember the 3 very successful Blade movies? You know, the ones with the black Marvel hero Blade. Guess I may have imagined them and this film is really groundbreaking. Sorry Mr. Snipes.” The comment was liked over 1,300 times. “Deadpool” held the previous February box-office record with $132 million over its opening weekend

Michelle Obama is paraded around as this super smart woman, when actually, she’s pretty stupid.  Here we see her liberal racial talking point blow up in her face.  Gotta love that.  What an idiot..    🙂

Pelosi Heckled While Criticizing Tax Cuts: ‘How Much Are You Worth Nancy?’

Tuesday in Phoenix at a town hall, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was heckled while discussing her opposition to the Republican tax cuts. Pelosi said, “These are kitchen table issues for many of America’s families. Most people are not in deadening poverty, but some are. Most people have to struggle to make ends —” A woman yelled, “How much are you worth, Nancy?” Pelosi responded, “No, we’re not talking about that. So in any event — I can — you know I’m a mother of five I can now speak louder than anybody.”

Huh?  Nancy really isn’t very good at handling questions like that.  She has her talking points, and that’s it.  But, in this case, it’s also because this heckler is calling her out on her brazen hypocrisy.  Nancy is one to play the class warfare card at any opportunity.  Yet, her personal net worth is over $30 MILLION…and that’s before you add her hubby’s dinero, and he’s a successful businessman.  Ohh…and she’s been in Congress over 30 years.  So, let’s not forget her 6 figure pension she’ll receive for the rest of her life.  Nancy is among most wealthy members of Congress and yet she makes a career going after “the rich.”  What a hypocrite!!  Kudos to this heckler.  More people need to all out Nancy on her self-righteous, sanctimonious, self-serving hypocrisy.

Colorado state rep, Columbine survivor, pushes to end gun-free zones in schools

Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was a Columbine High School sophomore at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, is pushing legislation that he says would protect students — by getting rid of gun restrictions in schools. He has introduced the bill annually since he was elected in 2014, The Washington Times reported. Previous attempts have been turned down. Neville, a Republican, told The Times the current law “creates a so-called gun free zone in every K-12 public school.” Under Colorado law, concealed-carry permit holders may bring firearms onto school property, according to The Times, but must keep them locked inside their vehicles. “Time and time again we point to the one common theme with mass shootings, they occur in gun-free zones,” Neville told The Times. He added law-abiding citizens should be able “to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios.” The massacre on Valentine’s Day of last week in Florida has renewed a nationwide debate about gun violence and how to prevent mass shootings. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he was a former student, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others. Neville has contended, according to The Times, that more of his classmates would have survived the attack if faculty had been armed. In April 1999, two teens killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before killing themselves inside Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colorado.

And those of us who where here then, remember it as if it were yesterday…  The good Colorado state rep is exactly right.  So-called “Gun Free Zones” are a disaster.  The laws creating them were probably done so with good intentions, but based on emotional reaction; NOT thinking the issue through.  The only thing a Gun Free Zone sign does is tell a criminal that it’s a place where they can open fire, and nobody will shoot back.  That’s all!  It’s a stunningly stupid idea.  And, it’s time we abolished them and give teachers and administrators the right to conceal carry so they can protect their charges; their students.  Kudos to CO State Rep Neville for continuing to push the issue in Colorado.

MS-13 Pimp Ordered Baseball Bat Beating of Underage ‘Prostitute,’ Say Police

Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Maryland, charged a known MS-13 leader for ordering the beating of a 15-year-old girl with a baseball bat who had been forced into prostitution. Two other Salvadoran nationals are also named in the case. Law enforcement officials said that Miguel Angel “Noctorno” Ayala-Rivera, a 24-year-old MS-13 member who illegally entered the U.S. from El Salvador, ordered his fellow gang members to beat a 15-year-old girl with a baseball bat. “Noctorno” reportedly pimped out the victim along with other underage girls, the Daily Mail reported from Montgomery County court records. Police have also charged Yervin Josue Romero-Rivera, a 21-year-old illegal immigrant, and 20-year-old Alexis Pena-Rodriguez in the case. According to a law enforcement source, “Nocturno” and his two fellow MS-13 members dragged the teenage girl into the backyard of their Kensington, Maryland, hideout. “Noctorno” and four other men took turns beating her with a baseball bat, the news outlet reported. She received a total of 28 blows on various locations on her body. Records indicate she suffered an “indented” buttocks, discolored arms and legs, and visible bleeding from her neck-down. Court records state that a second source told police that “Noctorno” ordered her beating because she was “not doing a good job as an MS-13 prostitute.” Police uncovered the beating of the teenage sex trafficking victim while investigating the gang members following their arrest for an alleged series of armed robberies in Maryland and Washington, DC. They reportedly stormed into numerous check cashing stores armed with handguns and would demand cash. Records indicate the men would often conceal their faces. Police recovered a modified TEC-9 pistol in the front seat of a van the men were driving following an alleged robbery in Silver Spring, Maryland. The arrest followed a high-speed pursuit where one of the suspects died after being struck by a police car as he attempted to flee on foot.

One word…karma.  And remember..  That moron Joy Reid over at MSNBC said that the only people who had even heard of MS-13 watched Fox News.  Tell that to the poor people of Montgomery County, MD.

American flag destroyed, replaced with ‘ISIS flag’ at Utah high school

An American flag at a high school in Southwest Utah was found destroyed and replaced with an ISIS flag Thursday, Fox 13 reported. An unknown perpetrator had taken down the flag at Hurricane High School, which is in the Washington County School District, and replaced it with “what looked like a flag used by ISIS,” police said. The American flag was left shredded at the scene. The words “ISIS is COMI” had been spray-painted on a wall on the school’s east side, KUTV reported. Ken Thompson, a spokesman for Hurricane Police department, said authorities don’t know if the perpetrator was a student or someone from outside the community. “Officers have received tips this morning and they’re following those leads and so far they haven’t generated a credible lead but tips can help us out a lot,” he said. Hurricane Police sent additional officers to the school Thursday to reassure students and faculty of their safety. Classes resumed normally on Thursday and will reportedly continue through Friday. Authorities released a statement saying school employees have replaced the “ISIS flag” with a new American flag, and removed the graffiti. Images of the ISIS flag were then sent to the FBI for analysis. “[B]ased on information we received from the FBI we do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State,” Hurricane PD said in a statement. “This investigation is ongoing and investigators will continue to follow-up on leads.”

Hopefully they are able to identify the piece(s) of garbage who did this, arrest them and appropriately charge them.  Awful…

Florida school shooting prompts bulletproof backpack sales to rise

Parents terrified by the deadly school shooting in South Florida are spending big bucks on bulletproof backpacks for their kids, according to reports. Massachusetts-based Bullet Blocker — which sells the fortified bags for between $200 to $500 — has seen a 30 percent surge in sales since Wednesday’s massacre in Parkland, according to TMZ. The company sold 500 of the backpacks on Thursday alone, owner Joe Curran told the news outlet, adding that the majority were headed to Florida. The backpacks, which weigh about 4 1/2 pounds, are lined with Kevlar, a fiber used in bulletproof vests that are used by law enforcement. Bullet Blocker describes Curran on its website as “a real-life father who wanted to do all that he could to protect his two school-aged children after witnessing the horror of the Virginia Tech massacre.” The former US Army Ranger, sheriff’s deputy and firearms instructor invented “My Child’s Pack,” the first bulletproof backpack designed for students, according to the company. One of the backpacks listed on the site is the $330 BulletBlocker NIJ IIIA, which is available in three colors and contains an anti-ballistic panel weighing about 20 ounces. Bullet Blocker says it’s capable of stopping .357 and .44 Magnum rounds, 9 mm bullets and .45-caliber hollow-point ammo and more. The company also caters to deep-pocketed adult customers with a range of luxury bulletproof items — including a $3,100 Gucci diaper bag, a $3,200 Gucci jacket, a $5,225 Hermes bag and a $5,895 Armani suit. Meanwhile, another company’s bulletproof backpacks were put to the test at a Florida shooting range, where a .40-caliber handgun, 9 mm pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun were fired at them. The armor stopped the handgun rounds and shotgun pellets from completely penetrating the backpacks made by Guard Dog Security, according to WFTV. But the backpacks – even with added textbooks – were unable to stop a full-metal jacket bullet fired from an AR-15,