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Appeals court revives Texas anti-sanctuary city law

A federal appeals court revived Texas’s anti-sanctuary city law Monday, allowing key parts to take effect — including a prohibition on cities and states trying to thwart cooperation with deportation officers. Police and sheriff’s departments also are required to comply with detainer requests when the federal government asks that illegal immigrants be held for pickup, under the 3-0 ruling by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision overturns an injunction by a district court judge — though the appeals court said the big arguments remain to be heard later. Still, the decision is a watershed moment, marking the highest court to allow states to force their localities to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The court said the anti-sanctuary law, known as SB4, was drawn inartfully, and the judges did uphold some of the injunction and also struck out some words, but said overall the law does not appear to tread on the federal government’s immigration powers. “Enforcing immigration law helps prevent dangerous criminals from being released into Texas communities,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose office defended Texas’s law.

President Trump Slams Commish Goodell for ‘Justifying’ the NFL’s ‘Disrespect’ for Our Country

President Donald Trump sharply criticized National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell for “justifying” the “disrespect” that NFL players show to the United States as a result of the now ubiquitous protests held during the playing of the national anthem. On Saturday evening, Trump sent out a tweet urging the commissioner to “tell them to stand!” “Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country,” Trump tweeted on September 23. “Tell them to stand!” he added. Trump’s early evening tweet came several hours after a statement by the NFL chief who called the president “divisive” and said he failed to “understand the overwhelming force for good” the NFL offers the country. The NFL commish also touted his league as fostering “unity” despite the disunity that the protests he has allowed has caused the nation. On Saturday morning, Goodell said, “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.” Goodell’s statement came the morning after Trump’s broadside against the NFL delivered during a Friday evening rally in Huntsville, Alabama, for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. During the September 22 rally, Trump called players who protest during the playing of the national anthem “sons of b**ches” and said he hoped NFL owners would “fire” them.

Democrat Warren confronted over her ‘One Percent’ status

A Boston radio host called out U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week for criticizing America’s “One Percent,” noting that her net worth ranks her among the class she consistently attacks. “How can you rail against the One Percent, when in a sense you are and live like the One Percent?,” Jeff Kuhner asked Warren on Monday in the hallway of the WRKO’s studio, referring to the class of America’s wealthiest people. The Massachusetts Democrat responded with a brief history of her modest childhood, growing up with little money and how the opportunities in America allowed her to build her career. “I had opportunities because America invested in kids like me,” Warren said, adding that those same opportunities are often no longer available to many people born in circumstances similar to hers as a youth. But Kuhner continued to press the senator, accusing her of hypocrisy for her political rhetoric against the One Percent. “You’re part of the One Percent and you rail against the One Percent, you don’t see the hypocrisy there?” Kuhner asked. Warren has made a lucrative career in consulting for insurance companies and big banks, the Daily Caller reported. Estimates of the senator’s net worth range from $3.7 million to $10 million, CNN reported.

Sen. Warren is a nauseating, self-righteous hypocrite.  Glad to see someone in the media calling her out like this.  It’s way overdue.

Sen. Cassidy fires back at Kimmel in health bill feud: ‘Jimmy doesn’t understand’

Sen. Bill Cassidy fired back Thursday at late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, as their feud over the health care bill the Louisiana Republican senator has co-authored extended into a third day. “Jimmy doesn’t understand,” Cassidy told “Fox & Friends.” The host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” who delivered a memorable monologue in May when he revealed his newborn son’s heart condition, first took aim at Cassidy and his bill on Tuesday night. He said Cassidy “was not very honest” in an earlier appearance on his show. Kimmel said Cassidy coined the term, “the Jimmy Kimmel test,” which was summed up by Kimmel as: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can’t afford it. They agreed the test would mean no lifetime caps, Kimmel said. Kimmel claimed, “This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied to my face.” The host doubled down Wednesday night, again accusing the senator of breaking a vow to oppose plans that allow insurers to turn back people with pre-existing conditions. But Cassidy said Thursday that his legislation, which he and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced, would “absolutely” be cheaper and better than ObamaCare. “Jimmy doesn’t understand, not because he’s a talk show host — because we’ve never spoken,” Cassidy said. “He’s only heard from those on the left who are doing their best to preserve ObamaCare. He’s not heard from me, because we’ve not spoken.” The senator has spoken to Kimmel; he appeared on Kimmel’s show back in May. Challenged on that point, Cassidy acknowledged he was on the show but seemed to say that he and the host have not spoken specifically about his latest bill, which he said would give millions to the states to help low-income families get access to insurance and care for pre-existing conditions. Amid the feud, the White House is trying to rally support for the legislation in hopes of a possible Senate vote next week. “This may well be our last best chance” to pursue health care reform based on “individual choice” and “state-based innovation,” Vice President Pence told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday. He added, “We have to recognize that ObamaCare has failed.” At its core, the bill would put ObamaCare’s financing for subsidized private health insurance and Medicaid expansion into a giant pot and redistribute it among states according to new formulas. States could obtain federal waivers allowing them to modify insurance market safeguards for consumers. This means states could set their own coverage requirements. The bill also would allow insurers to boost prices on people with serious medical conditions, end former President Barack Obama’s mandates that most Americans buy insurance and that companies offer coverage to workers, and cut and reshape Medicaid. The bill’s full impacts are difficult to predict because the Congressional Budget Office has not had time to assess it.

There ya’ go..  That’s the 2-dimensional analysis of the situation from the very liberal Associated Press (AP), a major player within the dominantly liberal mainstream media.  We’ve since learned that Jimmy, who isn’t exactly the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, has been getting his monologue talking points from none other than Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is also an M.D.  That’s right.  A Medical Doctor.  He also happens to be married to one.  Let’s be clear…  The Graham-Cassidy bill being sponsored by Sen. Cassidy and Sen. Graham (R-SC) is by no means the end all be all fix to the nightmare that is ObamaCare.  BUT..  It DOES fix a things, and yes, covers pre-existing conditions, etc.  And, it rightfully returns the control to the states in keeping with our wonderful 10th Amendment.  The question you have to consider is..  Would you rather listen to some canned talking points disguised as late not comedy (more like late-night rant) by some idiot like Jimmy Kimmel and use that as your guide for thinking through the complexities of the healthcare debate…OR…would you like to listen to professional opinion of a MEDICAL DOCTOR like Sen. Cassidy?  And just think..  There are a LOT of people who think that’s a difficult choice…

Three Teen Thugs Accused of Threatening McDonald’s Employees at Gunpoint for Taking Too Long to Prepare Food

Three Northern Virginia teenagers are accused of threatening McDonald’s employees at gunpoint for taking too long to prepare their food, police say. The three young men entered the McDonald’s at the Chantilly Shopping Center around 9:00 p.m. Thursday to order food. An argument between the employees and the young men ensued when their orders were not ready, WJLA reported. One of the men lifted his shirt to show a gun attached to his waist and allegedly threatened to shoot the employees, Fairfax County Police said in a statement. Shortly after the three teens left the restaurant, police arrested them at a nearby location. Authorities charged Kyle Emmanuel Harris, 19, of Chantilly; Erisk Cruz, 18, of Centreville; and Brian Abrego, 18, of Manassas, with disorderly conduct. Harris was also charged with simple assault, brandishing a weapon, and marijuana possession. Cruz was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Sounds like they got off too easily..  To read more, and see a photo of one of these punks, click on the text above.

Patriotic parent balks at teacher’s gender-neutral Declaration of Independence

A patriotic parent in Mesa, Ariz., got her fourth-grade child moved to a different class after finding out the teacher had students recite a gender-neutral version of the Declaration of Independence. Parent Elizabeth Vaillencourt, whose child attends Salk Elementary School, shared a photo on Facebook, showing the unidentified teacher displayed a copy of the declaration in the classroom, with “all men are created equal” changed to “all humans are created equal,” KGUN-TV reported. After Vaillencourt spoke with school officials, her child was moved to a different class. But school officials told her that her social media post had “hurt the teacher’s feelings,” the television station reported. Vaillencourt told the station that the school superintendent’s office informed her that the teacher’s actions were against school policy. A spokeswoman for the Mesa Public Schools said although there was no specific policy regarding the “discussion of political beliefs by a teacher in a classroom,” teachers were not allowed to “share their political views with students,” KGUN-TV reported. “It should be recited as written, and not modified in any way,” the spokeswoman added, referring to the declaration. “School administration, when learning of the alteration to the text, provided feedback and guidance to the teacher to restore the document to its original format.”

That’s it?!?  A teacher that altered the text of our Declaration of Independence…and she’s given “guidance?!?!”  Holy crap!!  She should be fired!!  Good on this mom for calling this teacher on her offensive nonsense.

Opinion: In Kaepernick and Goodell, Trump Shows He Knows How to Pick His Enemies

Colin Kaepernick and Roger Goodell hate Donald Trump. Whose side are you on? One of the differences between political and gridiron strategy involves picking one’s opponents. In the latter, the schedule dictates; in the former, guile does. The president manipulated some of the most hated people in America to hate him. He chose his enemies wisely. They unwisely fell into his trap. Maybe next time, Trump should call out Skelator, Cobra Commander, or Moriarty. Alas, one judges those villains not dumb enough to get all of their sinister friends to publicly denounce their denouncer the way Kaepernick and Goodell did. Americans hate Colin Kaepernick because he hates America. He sports Fidel Castro t-shirts, wears socks depicting policemen as pigs, and refuses to rise for a flag so many have fallen to defend. They dislike Roger Goodell because he not only plays games, but he rigs them (with Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, and Ezekiel Elliot). When the league’s fans demand action, he goes into Hamlet mode—as in the Ray Rice case when he repeatedly changed the nature of the punishment from a two-game to a six-game to an indefinite suspension. Fans marvel that the man presiding over the decline of football as the marquee American sport gets a new contract rather than fired. So, when it’s Trump vs. Kaepernick, the commander-in-chief beats the quarterback. And when it’s the son of the New York real-estate developer vs. the son of the New York senator, the Donald beats the Dreadful. He wins even when he says “son of a b—-” in the Bible Belt. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. He is fired,’” the president said of national anthem kneelers in Alabama Friday night, adding for emphasis, “‘He’s fired.’” Some people cannot believe Trump said that. More people cannot believe Colin Kaepernick does that or that Roger Goodelll stands for that. The patriots lack the megaphone of the Trump haters, so an impression forms that the president said something outrageous, as though employers dependent upon the public’s business appear eager to hire people who hate the country their customers love. Would you shop at a supermarket where the checkout girl burned a flag before bagging your groceries? “Divisive comments like this demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Roger Goodell maintained in the wake of the president’s fiery comments. If you want to see “divisive” and a “lack of respect,” turn on an NFL game and watch men making millions refuse to stand up for two minutes during the “Star Spangled Banner.” Or, maybe, you opt not to do this. Increasingly, that ranks as the popular choice. After bleeding viewers last season, Monday Night Football shows a five-percent decline this season, Sunday Night Football registers a seven-percent dip, and regular Sunday afternoon games post double-digit drops. Look at the empty seats in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fans repeatedly tell pollsters that on-field protests rank as the top reason why their eyes go elsewhere on Sunday. But Roger Goodell pretends this reality away and the pampered, protesting players realize that by the time they finally kill the goose, younger, healthier men take their place in line for the golden eggs. Watch their Nielsen ratings plummet. Watch his Gallup numbers rise.

Indeed..  That spot-on op/ed was written by Daniel J. Flynn..    🙂