Big govt, Courts, Politics

NFL Legend Jim Brown Backs Trump 2020

Famed former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, 82, has thrown his support behind President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign. He made the announcement during an appearance on “The JT The Brick Show” on Fox Sports Radio. “Now, that would make me very unpopular in the black community, very unpopular with a lot of Americans … but I think that there are certain good things that are coming out of this presidency because we’ve never seen anything like it,” Brown said. This is certainly bad news for Democrats, who need every reason possible to assail Trump ahead of November.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump is threatening to force his Justice Department to hand over documents Republicans have sought for months about its investigation into his campaign.

Trump has said for months that he didn’t want to get involved. But in a Fox News interview that aired Thursday, he said he may have to step in.

“At the right time, I think I’m going to have to do the documents,” he said when asked if he would use his power to force the department to act.

“I didn’t want to, but I think I’m going to have to. There’s such corruption,” he added.

Republicans have been pressing the Justice Department for documents that detail the decisions it made about investigations into Trump’s campaign, as well as Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Republicans in recent weeks have said a top official in the department, Bruce Ohr, was in contact with Christopher Steele, who wrote the disputed “Trump dossier” that was used to justify surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Schumer Demands Kavanaugh Postponement

In a desperate bid to prevent Trump from stacking the Court against reinterpretation of the U.S. Constitution for years to come, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Why? Because in the words of Schumer: “The president, identified as an unidentified co-conspirator of a federal crime, an accusation made not by a political enemy but by the closest of his own confidants, is on the verge of making a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, a court that may some day soon determine the extent of the president’s legal jeopardy.” Translation: we need to stop a conservative nominee, and, look, there’s a squirrel!

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The Senate’s top Democrat on Wednesday called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone its consideration of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing the bombshell guilty plea from Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney.

“The president, identified as an unidentified co-conspirator of a federal crime, an accusation made not by a political enemy but by the closest of his own confidants, is on the verge of making a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, a court that may some day soon determine the extent of the president’s legal jeopardy,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor. “In my view, the Senate Judiciary Committee should immediately pause the consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination.”

Kavanaugh is expected to appear before the Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing Sept. 4, when members’ will question Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court nominee over four days.

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Big govt, Politics

Hogg Wants “Old” Pelosi to “Move the F**k Off the Plate”

Behold the monsters the left hath created. David Hogg, the one and only darling of the mainstream media and the gun control crowd, has forgotten the memo on age discrimination to declare that “old” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) needs to “move the f**k off the plate and let us take control.” Per the NYMag interview, Hogg is also full of himself and owns it. “Hogg, in fact, was frequently not on the bus but traveling separately in a black SUV accompanied by bodyguards. If he were a politician, one of the staffers told me, the intensity of interest in him would merit 24-hour Secret Service surveillance.” Of course, George Soros and his pals are bankrolling this lunacy (not that we disagree with his opinion of Pelosi). Sidenote: Hogg plans to run for Congress at age 25.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Activist David Hogg talks of his generation of gun controllers in a NYMag cover story, then thinks of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and says, “Move the f**k off the plate and let us take control.”
NYMag indicates Hogg is wearied by the “old” Democrats who keep hanging onto their offices. He mentioned Pelosi in particular, and said pointedly, “Nancy Pelosi is old.”

Hogg often employs the word “narcissistic” to describe himself. He and fellow student gun control activists just wrapped up their summer bus tour, which focused on registering new gun control voters and pressuring Congress to pass more gun laws. While many students rode on the bus, NYMag explained that Hogg often rode separate: “Hogg, in fact, was frequently not on the bus but traveling separately in a black SUV accompanied by bodyguards.

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Big govt, Politics

Courts Silence ‘Most Damning’ Videos of Planned Parenthood

Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder and investigative journalist David Daleiden is fighting a gag order blocking the release of more than a dozen undercover videos further exposing Planned Parenthood’s black market butchery and profit of aborted baby body parts. According to Daleiden, the footage “includes some of the most damning and incriminating footage we ever recorded.” If this isn’t abuse of judicial power, we’re not sure what qualifies. But then again leftist have never been bothered much by the prospect of suspending First Amendment protections when it suits their agenda. Let’s hope for victory in appeals.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder and investigative journalist David Daleiden is trying to lift a gag order prohibiting him from releasing at least a dozen undercover videos which allegedly further expose Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers’ unsavory and possibly illegal organ-harvesting operation.

Daleiden told the media that his attorneys are filing motions to lift a gag order so he can release the videos, which he says “includes some of the most damning and incriminating footage we ever recorded.”

CMP began releasing disturbing undercover footage of the abortion industry leader in 2015, showing Planned Parenthood officials openly haggling over the prices of body parts of aborted babies and nonchalantly discussing their gruesome procurement methods.

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Big govt, Politics

Ferguson Activists Recite Marxist Pledge at Anti-Kavanaugh Event

They know not what they do. Do they? Because Ferguson activists – whose cause celebre was protesting white-cop-on-black-criminal violence – have transitioned to reciting Commie pledges to “defend” Roe v. Wade, ironically responsible for the murder of millions of black babies. Thus, leftist activist Brittany Packnett appeared on the panel to oppose the SCOTUS nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as part of the “Rise Up for Roe Tour,” saying It is our duty to win!” “This is the most important part,” she continued. “We have nothing to lose but our chains.” See Marx’s 1848 Manifesto: “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.” Birds of a feather.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Leftist activist Brittany Packnett appeared on a pro-abortion panel with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Wednesday to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court.
After Gillibrand left, Packnett urged attendees to their feet to take an oath directly derived from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. “It is our duty to fight for our freedom!” Packnett asked the crowd at the at the Washington, DC, leg of the “Rise Up for Roe Tour,” to repeat after her, claiming this oath was one she had led “every night in Ferguson.”

“It is our duty to win!” she continued. “We must love and support one another!”

She then stopped the chant to emphasize the last line of the pledge. “This is the most important part,” she said. “We have nothing to lose but our chains.” The phrase derives from Marx’s 1848 Manifesto, which famously concludes, “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution.

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Big govt, Politics

Wacky CA Gun Regulation Upheld by the 9th Circuit

California’s Unsafe Handgun Act was just upheld by the 9th Circuit Court, which comes as no surprise, considering the ludicrous nature of this barely covert gun ban attempt. In a nutshell, the Unsafe Handgun Act requires that new guns MUST 1) have an indicator showing whether or not a round is loaded in the chamber, 2) have a magazine detachment mechanism preventing the gun from firing without a magazine, and 3) have a microscopic stamping mechanism to imprint the handgun’s make, model, and serial number onto each fired shell casing.” Per the majority opinion, “…no handguns were available in the United States that met the microstamping requirements.” Of course not. Such mandates, by design, would cost so much that manufacturers across the nation would be instantly out of business, but isn’t that the left’s goal after all?

Here’s more from Hot Air…

In recent months there were some flickering signs of hope for the Ninth Circuit. Shocking everyone, panels for the Ninth issued rulings in two cases which threatened to recognize Supreme Court precedent in Second Amendment cases.

The first was when they knocked back California’s ban on large-capacity magazines. Another panel followed that up by supporting the right to open carry in Hawaii. But I suppose they didn’t want you feeling too comfortable because this week they returned to more familiar territory.

As David French noted earlier this week at National Review, the Ninth has jumped back into the crazy gun-banning business by upholding restrictions on the sale of various types of firearms which are nothing short of a slowly growing prohibition on many of the most common weapons. And the bans are cleverly written so they don’t appear to be actual bans at first glance.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Can GOP Win Oregon Governorship?

Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate and state representative Dr. Knute Buehler is making waves lambasting Democratic contenders Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek for their roles in ignoring sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers. “For too long, casual attitudes and unprofessional behavior has been accepted and tolerated in the Capitol,” Buehler blasted. “This troubling culture knows no party affiliation and exists whether you’re an elected official, lobbyist or student intern.” The grand irony here is that the left-inspired “me-too” movement, which has destroyed the reputations and careers of dozens of celebrities and politicians in the last year, threatens to devour its own in several blue states.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek aren’t going anywhere, at least of their own volition. Both Democrats have rejected GOP gubernatorial candidate Dr. Knute Buehler’s demand they resign because of allegations the legislative leaders have been ignoring sexual harassment complaints involving lawmakers.

“For too long, casual attitudes and unprofessional behavior has been accepted and tolerated in the Capitol,” Buehler, who is an Oregon state representative, said in a statement. “This troubling culture knows no party affiliation and exists whether you’re an elected official, lobbyist or student intern.”

A February report showed a long pattern of sexual misconduct in the Oregon Legislature that ramped up in intensity during the 2017 legislative session. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian accused Courtney and Kotek of ignoring reports of sexual harassment.

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Big govt, Politics

Pennsylvania Becomes Abortion Battleground

Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates Republican Scott Wagner and Democratic incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf are continuing a longtime fight over a bill vetoed by the governor that would have limited legal abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks. Wagner has a score of 100 percent from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, whereas Wolf is regarded as a true wolf in “women’s health” excuse-making for expanding abortion. Wagner, on the other hand, has already voted in favor of the 20-week bill and supports a ‘heartbeat bill’ while also opposing abortions for Down Syndrome diagnosis. Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial fight could end up becoming a proxy for the fight over Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf “must be competing for the title of the most pro-abortion governor in the U.S.,” Maria Gallagher, the legislative and political action committee director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, speculated in a recent op-ed for LifeNews.

“While he talks about women having control over their own ‘health care,’” Gallagher wrote, “Wolf remains one of the Keystone State’s leading apologists for Big Abortion.”

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner, on the other hand, goes into the fall general election with the endorsement of the PPLF after scoring 100 percent on the political action committee’s voting scorecard while he was a member of the state’s legislature.

“The contrast between the candidates for governor is vast and crystal-clear,” Gallagher opined.“The lives of thousands of pre-born children—and the well-being of their mothers—are at stake in this pivotal election year.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Remember the Santa Fe School Shooting?

The MSM doesn’t. Instead of seeing the May 18 shooting at Sante Fe High School as an example of how other students are responding to school safety and gun control, the talking heads are giving the limelight to the ongoing #NeverAgain march of Parkland students, including outspoken David Hogg, who is taking on the National Rifle Association while ironically surrounded by armed guards. At the school, where eight students and two teachers died, students and the community are not responding with rallies or fawning for the cameras. They are continuing to support the Second Amendment, pointing out that the shooter in their case tried to make bombs, rendering moot that a ‘gun’ is the problem in school shootings. Then again, neither logic nor consistency has been a strong point in the mainstream media’s agenda.

dHere’s more from The Daily Signal…

On May 18, Grace John woke up late as usual.

“Everybody talks about senioritis, but it’s real,” she told The Daily Signal.

Grace, a senior at Santa Fe High School, located an hour outside of Houston, was looking forward to cruising through her last few days of high school. That day, she walked into the band room, and told a friend she was going to take a nap because she was sore from playing in the powder puff game the night before.

She woke up to commotion in the hallway, and walked into the hallway to see what was going on. “I thought there was a fight going on, and I’m nosy,” she said.

Grace opened the door to see a bunch of people screaming: “Then I heard a really loud noise, and that’s when I saw somebody go down.”

“I don’t know if it was a kid, I don’t know if it was a teacher—but somebody fell.”

Grace had witnessed yet another mass school shooting in the United States. The shooting at her high school occurred just over three months after Parkland, where a 19-year-old man allegedly gunned down students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, murdering 17 students and teachers.

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Big govt, Issues

A New Era Dawns for Religious Freedom

Last week the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom marked the first-ever meeting to advance meaningful religious freedom around the world rather than increasingly diluted lip service to one of the quintessential foundational principles of our republic and in modern Western government. More than 80 countries and 400 civil society and religious leaders attended the meeting and together produced not only the Potomac Declaration and the Potomac Plan of Action as a road map of how to improve religious freedom in the real world but also as a reality check for current states to compel action. This is a landmark move rivaled only by the passage of the First Amendment among the Bill of Rights, the first of its kind in human history.

Here’s more from The Daily Signal…

Last week may have marked an inflection point for international religious freedom.

Historically, governments that strongly protect religious freedom have been a rarity. It is no small thing, then, that essentially all countries are now willing at least to pay lip service to the idea, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that religious freedom is a universal and fundamental human right.

But the gap between what countries say about religious freedom and what they actually do is often depressingly immense.

In this context, last week’s first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the State Department was truly historic. The U.S. government organized and hosted the meeting, bringing together 80 countries and roughly 400 civil society and religious leaders.

The event has already produced two results: first, a roadmap toward a new era of concerted international efforts to truly protect religious freedom, and second, solid evidence of just how dire the present situation is.

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