Big govt, Issues, Politics

High School Student Suspended for MAGA Sweatshirt and Flag

Perry High School student Logan Jones was reprimanded and suspended by a security officer for taking pictures while wearing a “Make America Great Again” red sweatshirt and holding a pro-Trump sign as part of the school’s Spirit Week. Her suspension was only dropped by the Gilbert, Arizona, high school after Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a strongly worded demand letter threatening to sue; however, while the school complied, it refused to remove the suspension from Jones’ permanent academic record. ADF has since followed up with the school, Logan, and her mother to determine the next course of action “if the school doesn’t do the right thing.” Speech police run amok once again.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Last Friday, Perry High School in Gilbert, Ariz., suspended student Logan Jones after a security officer reprimanded her as she posed for photos in a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) sweater while holding a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” flag. On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a demand letter warning of legal action unless the school dropped the suspension. The school agreed to allow Jones to return to school that day but it refused to remove the suspension from her record.

“Public schools have a duty to respect the legitimate free expression of students that the First Amendment guarantees to them,” Tyson Langhofer, ADF senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom, wrote in a statement Thursday. “While it’s good that the school is allowing Logan to return to school, it isn’t acceptable that this unjust suspension will remain on her record.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Lefties Push Bill to Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote

Freshman Representative Ayanna Presley (D-MA) just introduced an amendment to House resolution H.R. 1 to allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections just in time for 2020. This demographic conveniently skews further Left than older voters, an obvious benefit to Democrats. Presley is passing it off as a way to allow younger voters to have a say in their future. Pressley argued: “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.” Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) is not on board, though, saying, “I did raise three teenagers, and based on that I’d be pretty dubious about lowering it to 16.” Judging from the poor judgment of adult voters-see Barack Obama-giving kids suffrage doesn’t look so wise.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

This week, far-left freshman Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-MA) introduced an amendment to a House resolution, H.R. 1, that would allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections in 2020.

It’s no secret that younger voters, without the attendant responsibilities contingent on reaching adulthood, tend to swing far more to the political Left than older voters, so the move is a transparent and cynical attempt to gain more voters for the Democratic Party, but Pressley tried to pass it off as germinating from her concern for younger voters. She stated, “Our young people are at the forefront of some of the most existential crises facing our communities and our society at large. I believe that those who will inherit the nation we design here in Congress by virtue of our policies and authority should have a say in who represents them.”

She added, “The time has come: Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to have their right to vote. We celebrate them often and lift them up as foot soldiers of movements.

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Big govt, Politics

AOC: U.S. Should Not Have Authorized Force Against 9/11 Terrorists

Socialist freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just keeps digging the hole deeper for Democrats, as she now suggests that the U.S. should not have authorized use of force against the 9/11 terrorists. Her tweets were fired off as part of an effort to defend anti-Semitic Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from fellow Democrat Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA), who questioned the anti-Semitism given Israel’s status as our ally. AOC tweeted: “I remember a time when it was ‘unacceptable’ to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee.” Quick, someone hand AOC another shovel…she may eventually reach China.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made radical statements Monday night on Twitter, suggesting that the United States should not have authorized the use of force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks — the deadliest terrorist attack in world history.

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments came as she was defending Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-NY) most recent anti-Semitic remarks from over the weekend.

“It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable,” Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (CA) tweeted. “Israel has and remains a stalwart ally of the United States because of our countries’ shared interests and values. I condemn her remarks and believe she should apologize for her offensive comments.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Bernie 2020 Platform: “Transforming Our Country”

Avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is promising his 2020 bid is not just about winning the White House with his more than one million campaign volunteers but about a fundamental transformation of America. Appearing before a crowd at Brooklyn College, Bernie blasted President Trump for being a boarding school elitist, as the figurehead of the problems of the U.S. tax code, and representing systemic discrimination in the U.S. What the Bern is conveniently omitting is his own lavish lifestyle replete with multiple houses and cushy existence, but then liberals never have to live by their own rules.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign today by resurrecting a pledge to defeat not just President Trump but “Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the military-industrial complex, the prison-industrial complex, the fossil fuel industry, and a corrupt campaign finance system.”

Sanders rallied a largely young crowd at Brooklyn College, near where he grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood and announced that he’d already signed up more than a million campaign volunteers.

“Donald Trump wants to divide us up by the color of our skin, our country of origin, our gender, our religion, and our sexual orientation. We are going to do exactly the opposite,” he said. “We are going to bring our people together – black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, men and women, native-born and immigrant.”

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Left’s Blue Tsunami Starting to Implode

The Left’s latest gun-grabbing vote and the looming “Green New Deal” has them running scared. Their own web of politicking has resulted in monsters like AOC whom they can never satisfy before the next election cycle. While AOC is putting together a not-progressive-enough hit list, Pelosi is trying to preempt a division in her caucus that may help Trump keep his desk in the Oval Office. “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said following the gun vote. AOC’s radicalism is playing right into Trump’s hands with fodder for painting the Democrats as the radical, motley crew they are.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Just a couple of months into their new reign in the House after the “blue wave” election in 2018, Democratic leaders are coming to find that they’re not quite as unified as they’d hoped they’d be — and that some of the moderate Democrats elected in districts Trump won in 2016 are actually willing to do what the increasingly radical leadership of the party is committed to never doing: compromising at times with Republicans.

On Wednesday, despite being the minority party in the House, Republicans managed to win a vote that helped empower ICE — the agency Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other radical Democrats have demonized as the embodiment of xenophobia and cruelty and want to #abolish outright — and promote the Republican agenda of deporting more people living in the country illegally.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Dems Pass Dangerous Anti-Gun Bill

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her gun grabbers just passed H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act,” on Wednesday. This bill mandates “universal background checks” and abolishes private firearms sales by default. It turns interstate commerce laws upside down, is replete with “red flag” guilty-first propositions, and even more alarmingly will establish a national gun registry by DEFAULT. Failure to comply is punishable by up to a year in jail or a maximum fine of $100,000. The 2nd Amendment really is under assault…British style.

Here’s more from MRCTV…

As many of us anticipated, the Democrat-led Congress this week is ready to pass two insulting and poisonous anti-gun-right bills, and this situation deserves a great deal of attention.

Nancy Pelosi and her allies just passed H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act”on Wednesday (and with a cheesy-comfy name like “Bipartisan”, you know it’s gotta be dangerous). Mandating that nearly every firearm transfer in the US be done via a “licensed” firearms dealer, which, as Jacob Sullum reports for Reason, would mandate a federal background check in almost every case.

There are only a couple absurd exceptions, exceptions that would rarely be workable for most people in the real world.

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Politics

Thiessen: AOC is an Economic Illiterate

Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) didn’t just torpedo Amazon’s New York headquarters. She did it on an economically illiterate basis that even her own party is calling out. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio-favorite of the Left-explained that the Amazon deal tanked by AOC would have produced “$27 billion in new tax revenue to fuel priorities from transit to affordable housing-a nine-fold return on the taxes the city and state were prepared to forgo to win the headquarters.” AOC argued that the $3 billion incentive should otherwise be used for more teachers, subways, and jobs. Memo to AOC: 27 is greater than 3.

Here’s more from Fox News…

The left complains that conservatives are “obsessing” over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Well, there is a reason for that: Ocasio-Cortez is driving the agenda of today’s Democratic Party — and her economic illiteracy is dangerous.

Case in point: Last week, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the tanking of a deal negotiated by her fellow Democrats in which Amazon promised to build a new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, right next to her congressional district. Amazon’s departure cost the city between 25,000 and 40,000 new jobs. Forget the tech workers whom Amazon would have employed. Gone are all the unionized construction jobs to build the headquarters, as well as thousands of jobs created by all the small businesses — restaurants, bodegas, dry cleaners and food carts — that were preparing to open or expand to serve Amazon employees. They are devastated by Amazon’s withdrawal.

Ocasio-Cortez was not disturbed at all. “We were subsidizing those jobs,” she said. “Frankly, if we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district, ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that amount of money if we wanted to.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Polls Point to Michelle Obama and Biden as Top 2020 Picks

The already crowded Democratic 2020 field is leaving some of the party’s voters out in the cold. According to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Tuesday, 25% of Democrats would vote for either Michelle Obama or Joe Biden in the primary despite neither having announced a bid. If independent voters are factored in, Biden beats Michelle by one point, 23% and 22% respectively. Biden has consistently led primary polls as well as those predicting his performance against President Trump. One poll even found that Trump would beat everyone but Biden, but as the field nears a predicted 20 candidates, this poll could swing radically in the next 12 months.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former first lady and former Vice President Joe Biden tied for the Democrats’ favorite 2020 presidential candidate in a poll released on Tuesday.

Twenty-five percent of Democrat voters said that they would either back Obama or Biden for the Democrat nomination, even though neither Democrat has declared their candidacy for president in 2020, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released on Tuesday.

Several polls had Biden leading the early list of Democrat contenders in the past few weeks. One poll released in February found that Biden would serve as a formidable opponent to President Donald Trump–the survey found that Trump would beat everyone but Biden in a 2020 matchup.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Bernie 2020 Launches

Democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has officially thrown his hat into the 2020 ring. The Bern kicked it off with a series of personal insults targeting President Trump: “We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.” Let’s not forget Bernie’s reputation for anti-Semitism, money laundering, and Marxism. Someone grab a mirror for the black pot.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced his candidacy for president Tuesday morning — and immediately resorted to blasting out a series of personal insults at President Donald Trump.

“Hi, I’m Bernie Sanders. I’m running for president,” Sanders begins, managing to produce the only real hint of a smile in the ten-minute announcement video, which features him running through his key talking points from his failed 2016 run and denouncing the sitting president as a pathologically lying racist, sexist, xenophobe, and tryant.

“You know as well as I do that we are living in a pivotal and dangerous moment in American history,” says Sanders, about 4 minutes into his announcement. “We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.”

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Big govt, Politics, War on Terror

Ilhan Omar Fund-raising for Hamas

Anti-Semite Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is taking her hate for Israel to the next level: by fund-raising (albeit indirectly) for rocket-lobbing Hamas terrorists! According to reports, Omar will be the keynote speaker on advancing justice and empowering Muslims at the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March-this despite the U.S. Department of Justice listing the organization as an unindicted coconspirator sending millions of dollars to Hamas. Birds of a feather do indeed flock together, but somehow the Democrats’ antipathy for radical Islam’s religious values is lost on Omar.

Here’s more form The Daily Caller…

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) only a week after she used an anti-Semitic trope to claim Israel has paid for GOP support.

Omar will be the keynote speaker at CAIR’s 4th Annual Valley Banquet on March 23 to discuss advancing justice and empowering Muslims, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $55 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500.

Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director for CAIR-Florida, will also be speaking at the event. Shibly has emphatically stated that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, reported Jordan Schachtel at Conservative Review.

Hussam Ayloush, the chief executive director for CAIR-LA, who is hosting the event, compared the state of Israel to the Islamic State during a speech in April. Shibley has repeatedly echoed those sentiments and spread propaganda describing U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

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