Issues, Media, Politics

CNN Analyst on 2020: “I Am Not Sure it’s the Time to Nominate a White Man”

And he’s likely right. Harry Enten, well known as an election prognosticator, made clear the precarious optics for the left in picking a candidate for the 2020 presidential election. HotAir.com pointed out rightly, “The last white male Democrat to win a majority of the popular vote was, er, Jimmy Carter, who got 50.1 percent.” The last landslide? LBJ in 1964. The Democrats may be forced to nominate a woman, but the downside is that she will almost certainly be a hard leftist.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

It’s Harry Enten, a smart guy whose statistical pieces on elections for FiveThirtyEight and CNN I’ve linked many times. This segment has caught the attention of, among others, Newsweek, Breitbart, and Mediaite, where Colby Hall writes of Enten, “he likely is about to get some unwanted attention from conservatives and Men’s Rights activists who will take issue with his assessment of who will be the most electable Democratic candidates in the 2020 race for the White House.”

Here’s Newsweek’s transcript of what Enten had to say in his “power rankings” segment for CNN today. Show of hands — and hold them high, because I want to know where the idiots are: Who doesn’t think this is an accurate assessment of the racial dynamics in the coming Democratic primary?

“If you want to win in the Midwest, there may not be a better man than this guy,” Enten said while talking about Senator Sherrod Brown, noting the Ohio legislator’s success as Republicans dominated in the state’s other races.

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Big govt, Courts, Issues

Parkland Deputy’s Attorney Declares “No Legal Duty” to Protect Students

The lawyer for former Deputy Scot Peterson, who cowered during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February 2018, is arguing that his client had “no legal duty” to protect the students. The lawyer for Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed during the shooting, countered saying, “It is inconceivable that anyone could advance the proposition that Scot Peterson had no duty to these people. That is an absurd proposition. … This was an abdication of responsibility when this [shooting] happened, and it is an abdication of responsibility now in this courtroom.” Peterson memorably arrived on the scene, radioed for help, and then stood outside the building for another five minutes as the shooter killed more students. This is abject cowardice, and Peterson should serve jail time.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The deputy who stood by while the February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting was taking place asked a judge to rule that he had “no legal duty” to protect the students.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Scot Peterson’s attorney, Michael Piper, told Judge Englander Henning, “We want to say he had an obligation, but the law isn’t that. From a legal standpoint, there was no duty.”

Henning rejected Piper’s argument, opining that Peterson had an “obligation to act reasonably” in response to the shooting.

The suit against Peterson is a wrongful death suit brought by Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack.

Joel Perwin, Pollack’s attorney, expressed astonishment that Peterson is trying to get the suit dismissed. Perwin said, “It is inconceivable that anyone could advance the proposition that Scot Peterson had no duty to these people.

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Issues, Politics

Abuse Investigation Hits Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Uber lefty and global warming hysteria officianado Neil DeGrasse Tyson is under a little heat of his own after BuzzFeed released details of a “year’s-long investigation” into multiple claims of harassment and misconduct of a nefarious nature. In this present #metoo era, it’s still clear that no one, left or right, is immune from the fallout, and now that trend appears to be claiming yet another victim on the left. The question now is whether the left will come to the defense of a favorite minority son or side with its female contingent. Regardless, what’s clear is that the left is having a difficult time devouring its own.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

BuzzFeed News revealed in a report Wednesday that it has been looking into sexual misconduct allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson for “nearly three years.” After a fourth woman came forward to level allegations against the famed astrophysicist, the outlet has now presented its findings.

“Over the course of nearly three years, BuzzFeed News has spoken with more than 30 people for this story, including the alleged victims and their families, Cosmos crew members, and graduate students and professors who were at UT Austin 30 years ago. Dozens more from that time did not reply to requests for interviews,” BuzzFeed’s Azeen Ghorayshi reports.

“Most of the people interviewed lamented the prospect that damaging allegations might take down the world’s most famous living scientist — and perhaps the most famous black scientist in history — beloved for eviscerating so many of the stereotypes of the stuffy, out-of-touch academic,” she adds.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Discredited “Climate Scientist” Teams Up With Soros

Breitbart News reports how “discredited ‘climate scientist’ and fake Nobel prize winner” Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann is teaming up with the Soros-funded global warming propaganda platform DeSmogblog to get ahead of the scandal. In essence, Mann is attempting to use select emails and claims of transparency to ward off further investigation into the $1.5 trillion Climate Industrial Complex, complete with its data deception and methodological manipulations. One such example showcases alarm over a failure of evidence to correlate the “man-made” global warming theory… back in 2000. The global warming hysteria cabal is alive and well.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Who wants to rummage through Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann’s dirty laundry?
The discredited “climate scientist” and fake Nobel-prizewinner has released a batch of his old emails, which you can access here.

Mann gives a defiant account of his decision at the Soros-funded global warming propaganda site DeSmogblog.

By releasing his emails, Mann claims, he will be:

(a) using these emails to show how scientists are making an honest and diligent effort to understand the science underlying Earth’s climate system,

(b) showing how scientists are engaged in the good-faith give-and-take that is central to the scientific enterprise, which includes appropriate skepticism and critical assessment not only of other scientists’ work but our own, as evident through internal deliberations between the scientists, and

(c) demonstrating the understandable frustration that scientists have with those who intentionally misrepresent them and their research for the purpose of advancing an ideological agenda.

 

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Path to Victory to Defund Planned Parenthood

In an effort to get ahead of the now progressive Democratic House rising in January, national pro-life organizations joined Trump administration officials at the White House to battle for defunding Planned Parenthood regardless of who controls the U.S. House in the New Year. Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million in annual taxpayer funding and is the nation’s largest abortion provider, killing 900 preborn children per day according to Live Action president Lila Rose. Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins presented five ways the Trump administration can help talk down the abortion giant: refuse to sign any budget funding for Planned Parenthood, assert the Protect Life rule in Title X regulations, appoint life-affirming judges, end fetal tissue research, and keep Planned Parenthood out of sex education and family planning programs. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

National pro-life organizations met with Trump administration officials at the White House Wednesday to clear a path to defund Planned Parenthood, even with pro-abortion Democrats poised to take the reins of the U.S. House in January.
Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins, Live Action president Lila Rose, and representatives from the March for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List met with Trump administration officials.

While the pro-life activists acknowledge the administration has fulfilled some of President Donald Trump’s promises to them, Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest provider of abortions – remains the recipient of more than $500 million in annual taxpayer funding.

“Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the U.S. and, while receiving taxpayer funds, daily profits from the deaths of 900 preborn children killed in its facilities,” said Rose in a statement sent to Breitbart News.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Ocasio-Cortez Identifies as “American Revolutionary”

Following a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and seeing “The Great Leap,” Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to share her thoughts with a photo of the text on display as well as stipulating her mood as an “American Revolutionary.” She was promptly trolled by such conservatives as Ben Shapiro, who tweeted in response, “Wait until you hear about their perspective on limited government and individual rights!” “The Great Leap,” of course, concerns America’s overthrow of British rule in favor of freedom. AOC would rather throw us back under oppression–not of a king but of a massive socialist bureaucracy.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Far-left Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said online Wednesday night that she felt like an “American revolutionary” — and was promptly mocked by conservatives.

Ocasio-Cortez posted the remark after she apparently visited “The Great Leap” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and tweeted out a photo that matches the text of a display featured at the museum:

The world the British colonists inherited was ruled by kings, hereditary aristocrats, and wealthy gentlemen. But in the year 1776, Americans decided to change that world. They would do without a king or aristocrats. They would create a new government based solely on “the people.”

But who would really count as “the people,” and how would it all work? Should wealthy and educated gentlemen still dominate the government? Should a new, representative form of government truly represent the interests and views of common men and women? How should those people participate to make their voices heard?

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Big govt, International, Issues

Mexico Deporting Would-Be Illegals For Us

The DailyWire reports that Mexico is ratcheting up its efforts to wrangle illegal immigrants seeking entry into the United States as they are temporarily stranded at the border. According to the AP, Tijuana officials have “arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries,” for failing to comply with Mexico’s laws while en route to the United States. Tijuana has been especially resilient in the face of the onslaught of the thousands-strong caravan and is drawing a sharp contrast between self-reliant Haitian asylum seekers with the entitled new arrivals from Central America.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Mexicans, now saddled with hosting around 3,000 migrants waiting to declare asylum at an official United States border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego, California, are losing patience with the “workers” and deporting those that make trouble back to their home countries.

The Associated Press reports that Tijuana officials have “arrested 34 caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries,” for failing to follow Mexico’s laws.

Hundreds of Tijuana residents have also staged protests against the migrants, who have taken over a local soccer stadium to use as a temporary shelter.

The mayor of Tijuana is no stranger to massive migrant caravans, but this one, he says, is different. A Haitian caravan, which also arrived looking for political asylum in the United States and was turned away, consisted largely of refugees looking for work and more permanent homes.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Jerry Brown Blames Climate Change for California Wildfires

Forget a wholesale lack of evidence, climate evangelist Gov. Jerry Brown of California is blaming climate change – not poor forest management – for the wildfires wreaking havoc in his state. This is in stark contrast to ample evidence to the contrary: wildfires on the West Coast are largely the result of man-made overregulation, resulting in the underharvesting of forests and an abundance of flammable dead undergrowth and trees. Moonbeam Brown and his ilk also ignore California’s routinely hot, dry climate with cyclical, prolonged drought.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

California Gov. Jerry Brown blamed climate change Sunday for the California wildfires, despite a complete lack of evidence — a day after President Donald Trump was widely criticized for blaming poor forest management.
According to the Associated Press, Brown, described as an “evangelist” for climate change, also blamed climate change deniers for the deadly fires, saying they were responsible for the deaths of California residents.

“Managing all the forests in everywhere we can does not stop climate change,” he said. “And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we’re now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years.”

Trump’s theory is that over-regulation has led to under-harvesting of forests, leaving more fuel for fires to burn. Brown’s theory is that the global use of fossil fuels is making California warmer and drier, and more prone to fires.

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Big govt, Issues, War on Terror

Farrakhan Visits Iran: Chants “Death to America”

Anti-semite favorite of the political left Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan traveled to Iran on the anniversary of the 1979 hostage crisis and the Trump administration’s levying of new sanctions on Iran to lead chants of “Death to America.” He also used the opportunity to tell his Iranian audience that black Americans released during the hostage crisis should be regarded as revolutionaries, and that “America has never been a democracy.” With friends like Farrakhan, who needs enemies? He’s one more reminder of why the left’s motley coalition is such an odd thing.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who recently compared Jewish people to termites, led a “Death to America” chant Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran.

Farrakhan’s trip came ahead of the Trump administration’s re-implementation of U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic on Monday.

Speaking to law school students at the University of Tehran, the 85-year-old Farrakhan said “America has never been a democracy,” and also led a “Death to Israel” chant at the end of his talk, according to Iranian news agencies.

“Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” he said at a meeting with the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezaei. Farrakhan noted his belief America is conspiring against Iran.

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Big govt, International, Issues, Politics

Migrant Caravan Rejects Job Offers for Asylum

In a telling report by the Arizona Central, members of the now 7,000-migrant caravan have rejected opportunities to stay and work in Mexico. TIME magazine published details that Mexican officials reportedly attempted to appease the mass of humanity by offering “shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs” if the migrants agreed to remain “in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca.” Unfortunately, the caravan has stalled about 190 miles into Mexico amid claims of a child abduction with Mexican police forming a human blockade on a bridge to prevent their northward travel. The “leaders” of the caravan say they will “rest” for a day, presumably for the negative headline to fade. But this begs we wonder aloud what the endgame is if not for a free ticket to the U.S.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A migrant caravan currently snaking its way from Honduras to the United States’s southern border was intercepted by Mexican government officials on Saturday, who offered the migrants the opportunity to stay in Mexico on work permits — an offer the migrant caravan has reportedly declined.

The Arizona Central reports that the caravan, which now numbers between five and seven thousand people, ran into a Mexican police blockade Saturday, temporarily halting progress on a bridge just outside the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

“Rows of police impeded the migrants’ path, prompting several hours of negotiations between police commanders, immigration officials and caravan representatives,” the AZ Central said. Mexican officials reportedly offered the migrants “shelter, medical attention, schooling and jobs” if the migrants agreed to remain “in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca,” according to TIME Magazine.

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