Abortion, Issues, Politics

Waskom, Texas, Declares Itself “Sanctuary City” for the Unborn

The small city of Waskom, Texas, declared itself a “sanctuary city” for the unborn after it unanimously passed a resolution virtually outlawing abortion of any kind within its city limits. The ordinance specifically declares “Roe vs. Wade and other laws permitting abortion ‘to be unconstitutional usurpations of judicial power, which violate both the Tenth Amendment the Republican Form of Government Clause, and are null and void in the City of Waskom.” City leaders hope to be sued over the measure in order to take their case before the Supreme Court. If the Waskom move catches on, look for dozens more cities around the U.S.-largely in the South-to get in on the action.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The local government in a small Texas city on the border with Louisiana has declared itself a “sanctuary city” for the unborn.

The city of Waskom, Texas passed a resolution Tuesday virtually outlawing abortion of any kind within the limits of the city of less than 3,000 people.

“Sanctuary city,” is the official term for American cities that have publicly said they will not cooperate with federal immigration officials looking to find and deport illegal migrants.

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Big govt, Politics

Bernie: “A Lot of People” Would Love to Pay More Taxes

Delusional socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told CNN that he believes “a lot of people” would love to pay more taxes… for government-run health care. “I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right,” quipped Sanders. It’s almost as if the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee contender didn’t even notice the outrage over ObamaCare’s redistribution “tax” mandates or couldn’t care less. Somewhere we remember a certain outrage over taxation that led to a prominent revolution.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said on Wednesday night during a CNN interview that “a lot of people” would love to pay more in taxes if it meant that they got government-run health care.

“But as you know, the taxes in many of those countries are much higher than they are in individual and personal tax are much higher than they are in the United States,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper said.

“Yeah, but I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be delighted to pay more in taxes if they had comprehensive health care as a human right,” Sanders responded. “I live 50 miles away from the Canadian border. You go to the doctor any time you want. You don’t take out your wallet. You have heart surgery, you have a heart transplant and you come out of the hospital and it costs you nothing.”

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Democrats Introduce Bill Targeting Gun Industry

If you can’t beat ’em, bankrupt them-at least that’s the motivation behind the latest Left wing legislation targeting the Second Amendment. Introduced by House and Senate Democrats on Tuesday, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act will allow victims of gun violence to sue firearms and ammunition manufacturers, dealers, and trade groups when a firearm is used unlawfully or in a crime. Lawrence Keane of the National Shooting Sports Foundation told NPR that the legislation is “fundamentally unfair” given that “You would no more blame Ford or General Motors for drunk driving accidents.” Which is true, but reason and truth never stop the Leftist Gestapo.

Here’s more from WRVO…

House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday they say will allow victims of gun violence to have their day in court.

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act aims to repeal federal protections blocking firearm and ammunition manufacturers, dealers and trade groups from most civil lawsuits when a firearm is used unlawfully or in a crime.

Those protections date to 2005, with the passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said since PLCAA became law, state and federal courts have “dismissed numerous cases against the gun industry,” adding that other cases were likely not brought at all.

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Big govt, Politics

Google CEO Defends YouTube Censorship

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s latest efforts to demonetize a number of creators who were reported by an “offended” Vox journalist during an interview with Axios on HBO. “We, you know, we rank content based on quality, and so we are bringing that same notion and approach to YouTube so that we can rank higher quality stuff better and really prevent borderline content,” Pichai said, before adding, “Content which doesn’t exactly violate policies, which need to be removed, but which can still cause harm, and so we are working hard.” Pichai even touted plans for more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos “which may be controversial.” But somehow that’s not censorship. Riiiight.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship practices in a recent interview following the latest round of content creator demonetization and bannings caused by leftist outlet Vox.

In an interview with Axios on HBO, Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship following the sites most recent scandal in which a number of creators had their content demonetized following complaints from Vox journalist Carlos Maza. Pichai spoke with transgender Axios reporter Ina Fried, who advocates for further censorship on the platform in the interview. Pichai discusses YouTube’s moderation tactics and plans to introduce more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos across the platform.

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Immigration, Politics

Mexico Deploys Troops to Avoid Trump’s Tariff

After getting backed into a corner by President Trump’s threats of escalating tariffs, Mexico has finally decided to send the National Guard to its southern border with Guatemala to stop the influx of illegal aliens. That doesn’t mean Mexico wants to admit it, however. “I want to explain that this deployment will take place now because until two weeks ago, we were still discussing the laws to implement the National Guard,” Mexico ambassador to the U.S. Martha Barcena Coqui told CBS’ Face the Nation. According to a Reuters report, there could be as many as 6,000 Mexican National Guardsman. In short, Mexico insists Trump totally didn’t force them to do this [insert wink].

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Mexico is going to send its National Guard to their border with Guatemala. Mexico Ambassador to the U.S Martha Bárcena Coqui told CBS’ Face the Nation their own National Guard will deploy Monday to stop illegal immigration.

I want to explain that this deployment will take place now because until two weeks ago, we were still discussing the laws to implement the National Guard. So the deployment throughout the country has been- has already begun and it will increase next Monday. So we will see how the results of the deployment of the National Guard which by the way, is not similar to the National Guard of the US.

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Elections, Politics

Voters Ready to Say Bye-Bye Beto

A new Reuters/Ipsos national poll confirms what common sense has told us all along: former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is struggling on the 2020 campaign trail. He has lost 3 percentage points among Democrats and independent voters since May and is now a bottom feeder with just 3 percent support overall in the already overcrowded field. Minority voters and those under the age of 34 are particularly losing enthusiasm for the Beto bandwagon with just eight months to go until the Democratic Party starts narrowing the field by delineating who and who does not make the 2 percent cut to appear on the party’s national debate stage. Beto may not have been born for this after all.

Here’s more from Reuters…

Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who nearly won a U.S. Senate seat last year in the reliably conservative state, is struggling in his White House bid and has lost support from young voters and minorities, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks at a campaign house party in Salem, New Hampshire, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
The public opinion poll released on Thursday shows support for O’Rourke among registered Democratic and independent voters slipped by 3 percentage points since a May survey to 3% overall.

During the same time, other leading Democratic presidential candidates saw their support increase.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Americans Find Fake News Worse Than Terrorism

A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that Americans view “fake news” and bogus information as a bigger threat than terrorism, immigration, climate change, and racism. According to the survey, 68% of Americans believe fake news undermines their trust in government, while 54% say it undermines their confidence in other Americans. More than half say it affects the ability of political leaders to do their work. It also revealed that far more Republicans than Democrats blame journalists for fake news, which comes as no surprise given the Left’s near monopoly on American news.

Here’s more from Axios…

Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: The survey finds that Americans feel more worried today about fake news because it’s undermining their trust in key institutions, like government and the media.

The only issues that rank higher than made-up news and information as “very big problems in the country today” are drug addiction, the affordability of health care, the U.S. political system, and the income gap.

By the numbers: An overwhelming majority of Americans (68%) believe made-up news and information has a big impact on their trust in government, according to the survey.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi Doesn’t Think Public Understands Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught voicing her opinion that the American public is just too stupid to understand the impeachment process and the difficulty of navigating that stupidity all the way to a 2020 victory. According to a report from The Daily Beast, Pelosi “expressed concerns that the public still doesn’t understand how the process of impeachment would play out. She noted that in her time over the recess in California well educated voters didn’t seem to understand that impeachment proceedings would not necessarily result in Trump’s immediate ouster from office.” This is Pelosi’s ham-fisted way of keeping the AOCs of the world at bay because she realizes, unfortunately, that it might just guarantee Trump’s victory.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently expressed concerns that the American public is not smart enough to truly understand the impeachment process.

The California lawmaker has been hesitant to jump aboard the impeachment train alongside the more “energized” members of her party. Prior to the tumultuous 2018 midterm elections and Mueller report results, Pelosi promised impeachment was “off the table.”

“Going into the [2006] election, I said it’s off the table. I didn’t mean it’s off the table if you had some goods. If somebody has information, then we can act upon it,” Pelosi told Rolling Stone. “But from what we know now, it’s off the table.”

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Courts, Immigration, Politics

Judge Trumps Pelosi’s Border Wall Stall

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden rejected Nancy Pelosi’s Left-wing scheme to leave America’s borders wide open, ruling that the House of Representatives does not even have the standing to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for border wall construction. “While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to haul the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority,” McFadden explained. Ignoring the national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, Pelosi and her gaggle of low-IQ colleagues attempted to challenge the allocations as harming Congress’ constitutional power of the purse.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ruled against House Democrats who tried to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for a border wall.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said the House of Representatives does not have standing to bring the challenge, calling it a political fight between two branches.

“While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority,” McFadden’s decision reads.

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Immigration, Issues

AFRICANS Wade into Texas

A new video from Customs and Border Protection confirms that it’s not just Central Americans fleeing alleged “gang violence” to breach our borders. The video shows the “first large group”-116 in total-from Angola, Cameroon, and Congo wading across the Rio Grande River into the United States.”Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector,” Chief Raul Ortiz said in a news release. “This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border.” As for that river being a “natural barrier,” it barely reached the adults’ waists.

Here’s more from The American Mirror…

A group of illegals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo waded across the Rio Grande River and into the United States, video from Customs and Border Protection shows.

The video shows male and female adults walking through the water and into Texas, several with children on their shoulders.

The attempted invasion occurred on Thursday, according to the agency.

The river — or “natural barrier” — was so shallow, the surface didn’t reach the adults’ waists.

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