Big govt, Issues

Ilhan Omar’s Lawyer: “Hard to Explain Two Marriages”

Ilhan Omar’s questionable marriages/immigration fraud scheme are again in the headlines, with her lawyer now struggling to make a credible argument on her behalf. “I’m not legally married to two people, but I am legally married to one and culturally married to another” is how her campaign spokesman tried to explain away the scandal in August 2016 regarding information that she married her brother while still married to her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, marrying and apparently divorcing in their “faith tradition.” Meanwhile, there remains no record on file for the first marriage while “husband 2” (her brother) is well documented. Of course, potential investigations are being shut down by accusations of “Islamaphobia.”

Here’s more from Spectator…

I’m not legally married to two people, but I am legally married to one and culturally married to another.’ That’s how Ilhan Omar’s campaign spokesman Ben Goldfarb summarized Omar’s conjugal arrangements in an email in August 2016, when Omar was running for Congress and her advisers were trying to stifle allegations of double marriage — with a man alleged to be her brother.

Omar supplied this email to the Minnesota Campaign and Public Disclosure Board’s investigation into her campaign financing. That investigation concluded on June 6 by ordering Omar to refund $3,500 in misused campaign funds, and to pay a $500 fine. It also revealed that in 2014 and 2015, Omar may have broken federal and state law by filing a joint tax return with her husband Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi — when she was married to another man.

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Issues

“Hail Satan” Opening “Prayer” Prompts Walkouts in Alaska

Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana declared “Hail Satan” as part of her opening prayer at a government meeting open to the public in Alaska and was quickly met with protests and walkouts by attendees. “That which will not bend, must break, and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared as demise. It is done, hail Satan,” Fontana said to open the meeting, according to local radio station KSRM. This “prayer” was the result of the Alaska Supreme Court’s ruling last year allowing anyone to offer invocations, even devil worshippers. So much for “separation of church and state.”

Here’s more from The Hill…

Several attendees at a government meeting open to the public in Alaska walked out in protest after an opening prayer praised Satan.

The Associated Press reports the prayer, where a woman declared “Hail Satan,” was given by Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana, who won the right to open the meeting with an invocation of her choice.

“That which will not bend, must break, and that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared as demise. It is done, hail Satan,” Fontana said to open the meeting, according to local radio station KSRM.

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Abortion, Big govt, Issues, Politics

Rhode Island Jumps on Abortion Bandwagon

Rhode Island just became the latest state to allow abortion up until birth if deemed “necessary for the health or life of the mother.” “The new law says the state will not restrict the right to an abortion prior to fetal viability or afterward if an abortion is necessary for the health or life of the mother,” the Associated Press reported. “It repeals older state abortion laws deemed unconstitutional by the courts. The bill was approved Wednesday in the Senate 21 to 17 after two hours of debate, then in the House 45 to 29 after a half hour debate.” One Democrat, Bridget Valverde, defended the legislation by calling birth a “traumatic experience,” while abortion continues to be referred to as “health care.”

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

New York Democrats kicked off 2019 by passing the most radical abortion bill in U.S. history, which erased the state’s limitation on abortion of 24 weeks, allowing abortion up until birth to protect the mother’s health, including mental health, and entirely removed abortion from the penal code. Other blue states are now following suit with their own aggresively “pro-choice” bills, citing the chance of the repeal of Roe v. Wade as the impetus.

On Wednesday, Rhode Island joined New York as another blue state that allows abortion up until birth if deemed “necessary for the health or life of the mother,” The Associated Press reports.

“The new law says the state will not restrict the right to an abortion prior to fetal viability or afterward if an abortion is necessary for the health or life of the mother,” AP reports. “It repeals older state abortion laws deemed unconstitutional by the courts.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Elizabeth Warren the New “Not Bernie”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is the new “compromise nominee” for the Left according to political insiders. “The Massachusetts senator may be out of sync with party centrists, but she’s drawn at least one sharp line with [Bernie] Sanders that is resonating with prominent moderate voices as she surges into the top tier in national and early state polls,” POLITICO reported. Warren appears to be slowly overtaking Joe Biden as the fusionist candidate for the Democrats. If she can shed the Fauxcahontas baggage and perform well in the debate, this could be a fight worth watching.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

When Joe Biden entered the 2020 presidential race, he was seen as the “compromise nominee,” the so-called centrist that could win the primary and beat Trump in the general election. He was thrust out there as a moderate-by-comparison candidate in a field of otherwise hardcore radicals. That was the whole point of his candidacy. But it turns out the Democrat Party establishment is warming up to one of his opponents instead: Fauxcahontas herself, Elizabeth Warren.

There was a time not so long ago when leading Democrats warned that Elizabeth Warren’s “fantasy-based blue-state populism” risked leading the party to ruin.
But in a revealing tell of how far her campaign has come since its early February launch, some unlikely voices in the center of the party are growing more comfortable with the idea of Warren as the nominee.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Senators Reach Border Security Emergency Deal

The Senate Appropriations Committee struck a deal to fund President Trump’s request for $4.5 billion to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds include $3.3 billion for humanitarian aid to increase the number of shelters and care for unaccompanied minors as well as $1.1 billion for other border operations despite Democrats balking at additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement funding. The bill is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor before the Fourth of July recess, and if House Democrats kill the bill, which is expected, it’ll play right into President Trump’s reelection campaign. Good luck with all that, Nancy.

Here’s more from The Hill…

The top members of the Senate Appropriations Committee have struck a deal on President Trump’s request for more funding tied to the U.S.-Mexico border after weeks of stalemate, two aides confirmed to The Hill.

The deal — worked out between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the top Democrat on the panel — would provide Trump more than $4.5 billion for the border funding package.

The agreement will be marked up in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday and is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor before lawmakers leave for the Fourth of July recess next week.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Feinstein Lies about AR-15s

In an op-ed published by the gun grabbers at TIME, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) wrote, “Guns like the AR-15 aren’t used for hunting, and they’re not viable for home protection. They have only one purpose, and that’s to fire as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible.” Feinstein followed up with a tweet that 60 percent of Americans support banning them, but a recent study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation confirms that “guns like the AR-15” ARE used for hunting by more than one in four hunters. As for home protection, in March 2018, at least eight separate instances involved an AR-15 being used effectively for home or business defense. In short: Feinstein lied. What’s new?

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) published an anti-gun op-ed in TIME in which they argued, “Guns like the AR-15 aren’t used for hunting and they’re not viable for home protection. They have only one purpose, and that’s to fire as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible.”

Feinstein reiterated the statement on Twitter, writing, “Guns like the AR-15 aren’t used for hunting and they’re not viable for home protection. They have only one purpose: fire as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible. 60% of Americans support outlawing these weapons.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

“Failing New York Times” Fakes News-Again.

The New York Times got busted twice this past weekend for publishing not one but two cases of fake news. In the first piece, writer Allan Rappeport tried to push the “Trump is a racist” narrative by bemoaning the allegedly needless delay of introducing the Harriet Tubman $20 bill due to racist motives complete with an “anonymous” source. Another story, dubbed “a virtual act of treason” by President Trump, alleged that the U.S. is escalating its online attacks against Russia’s power grid. Going as far back as Nixon, the Left media play the hapless tools of the DNC in an effort to take down whoever is the highest-ranking Republican.

Here’s more from American Thinker…

The “fake news” label for the New York Times is far more accurate and damaging to it than President Trump’s habitual label of “failing New York Times.” For one thing, there’s a genuine market niche for Trump hatred that has allowed the paper to expand its digital subscription roll and earn some real money. But the New York Times is failing at its original mission of being a trustworthy newspaper. The paper continues to sacrifice its credibility on the altar of “the narrative” – the leftist dogma that Donald Trump is: racist, sexist, homophobic, antisemitic, stupid, crude, vulgar, unpopular, dangerous, and any other negative human characteristic you could imagine.

That shrinking credibility is the Achilles Heel. Once people start dismissing anti-Trump news from the Times as risible because they know the paper has no scruples, its power is gone.

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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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