More sanctuary news in the headlines this week, but not for the reason you’d think. Effingham County, Illinois, has had enough of the state legislature’s socialist crackdown on guns (Chicago is home to some of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation). And now they’re taking matters into their own hands. By a
More sanctuary news in the headlines this week, but not for the reason you’d think.
Effingham County, Illinois, has had enough of the state legislature’s socialist crackdown on guns (Chicago is home to some of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation).
And now they’re taking matters into their own hands.
By a vote of 8 to 1, the county board declared that, should a spate of anti-gun laws pass through the state legislature in the coming weeks, the county will officially become a sanctuary for gun owners in which authorities will not enforce the new state laws.
Finally, some federalism and common sense in an otherwise blue state.
This could be another showdown at the OK Corral.
Here’s more from Hotair…
Out in Illinois, the state legislature has been attempting to seize on the supposed momentum for new firearms restrictions and begun passing a raft of new gun control measures. Governor Bruce Rauner has been using his veto powers in some cases, but that hasn’t slowed down the Democrats seeking new restrictions. In response to this flurry of legislative activity, the residents and elected officials of one Illinois county have come up with what some are seeing as at least a partial solution. They’ve voted to declare themselves a “sanctuary county” for gun owners if the new control measures all go into effect. (Washington Times)
An overwhelming majority of board members in Effingham County, Illinois, decided to “flip the script” this week and declare itself a “sanctuary” for gun owners.
Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler and board member David Campbell called a barrage of gun-control bills working their way through the Illinois House and Senate a clear signal that it’s time to “take a stand.”
The men joined “Fox & Friends First” on Thursday to discuss a new Second Amendment resolution that passed along an 8-1 vote…
The resolution reads: “If the Government of the State of Illinois shall infringe upon the inalienable rights granted by the Second Amendment, Effingham County shall become a ‘sanctuary county’ for all firearms.”
That Hillary went into a seething tirade at her campaign watch party after learning she was losing isn’t exactly big news.
But the details concerning how all that went down on election night and what she said immediately upon learning it actually is news.
According to a new tell-all book, Hillary remarked cynically, “They were never going to let me be president.”
Of course, that begs the question who is ‘they’? Bill Clinton speculated that there was a conspiracy between the New York Times and Trump to secure his victory for the purpose of better headlines. Right.
Meanwhile, we’re aboard an alien spaceship in the Bermuda Triangle sipping mint juleps with Big Foot.
Moving right along.
Here’s more from Hotair…
One day, when Americans of stout heart rise up and declare themselves free of it, the 2016 election will be over, but … today is not that day, friends. While the minutiae and meaning of Donald Trump’s campaign continue to get dissected, the other campaign gets some attention in a new book from reporter Amy Chozick titled Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling.
The Daily Beast’s Gideon Resnick excerpts several passages from the book, none of which make Hillary Clinton sympathetic. For example, this recounting of her Election Night notification reminds everyone of both Hillary’s sense of entitlement and paranoia:
“Of all the Brooklyn aides, Jen Palmieri had the most pleasant bedside manner,” Chozick writes. “That made her the designated deliverer of bad news to Hillary. But not this time. She told Robby there was no way she was going to tell Hillary she couldn’t win. That’s when Robby, drained and deflated, watching the results with his team in a room down the hall from Hillary’s suite, labored into the hallway of the Peninsula to break the news. Hillary didn’t seem all that surprised. ‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me….’ Hillary said, now within a couple of inches of his face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.’”
Shamed Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has unfortunately dropped out of the headlines despite his abject incompetence and self-congratulation after the Parkland massacre.
But now he may finally receive his comeuppance.
Over the next several days, Israel is being subjected to a no-confidence vote from his deputies, which was confirmed by the president of the deputies’ union.
We’re not quite sure what might have prompted the vote.
Well, except maybe that he threw Deputy Scot Peterson, who failed to enter the school during the shooting — completely under the bus.
Oh, and there was the policy of not arresting juveniles along with the dozens of visits to the shooter’s home.
We could go on, but you get the picture.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is facing a no-confidence vote from his own deputies for his actions in the wake of the Parkland school shooting that have “crushed morale through the agency,” as the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association described it.
The February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 students and teachers dead, and an additional 17 wounded. Israel has faced intense criticism for the dozens of visits to the shooter’s home that never resulted in an arrest, their policy of avoiding juvenile arrests even for serious and violent crimes, and the failure of his deputies to enter the school and engage the shooter.
Israel’s actions in the aftermath of the shooting have only raised the v0lume from his critics — his grandstanding attempts to demonize the NRA and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a CNN townhall, his scapegoating of his own deputies, and additional troubling reports about the shooter’s brother being arrested on campus and a BSO deputy getting caught sleeping while on duty that same day at Stoneman Douglas.
James Comey is in such a rush to ingratiate himself to the world and prove he’s a really great guy, after all, that he is ‘potentially’ willing to testify in a case against his former FBI Deputy Andy McCabe.
This is a pretty big deal.
When political cronies start throwing each other under the bus, that’s when things really start getting interesting.
Now, there still remains the question whether the Inspector General’s recent report will produce any criminal charges against McCabe in the first place.
But one safe bet is that if the US Attorney’s office doesn’t pursue them, Congress might pursue contempt. And this has its own ramifications.
Either way, the rats are jumping ship and eating their own.
Here’s more from CNN…
Former FBI Director James Comey said in a wide-ranging CNN interview Thursday that he could potentially be a witness against the FBI’s former number two.
So IG Horowitz’s investigation is finally yielding some fruit which may end be in the first of many dominoes to fall.
Following the release of his report last week, Horowitz has formally submitted his recommendation to the US Attorney’s office for DC on possible criminal charges.
What was McCabe’s offense? You may want to sit down for this. He lied.
Actually, the phrase that was used was “lacked candor” which admittedly has less punch.
But what we hope is McCabe will be seeking a plea bargain and offer something a little more substantial in exchange.
Perhaps maybe — and we’re just spitballing here — the plan by Strzok and Page to collude in the election of Hillary Clinton?
Here’s more from CNN (yes, really)…
The Justice Department’s inspector general referred its findings on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney’s office in Washington for possible criminal charges associated with lying to internal investigators, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Uber-lefties at the helm in the state capitol in Sacramento are up against the wall this week as the growing cadre of cities around the state of California openly opposing the sanctuary state now includes one of the largest: San Diego.
The City Board met early this week to vote on whether to join the suit against the state brought by the Trump administration, and by a one-sided vote of 3 to 1, the deal was done.
San Diego joins at least nine of the cities along the Mexico border where incursions by illegal aliens has been most felt most acutely.
Here’s more from Mercury News…
Leaders of California’s second-largest county voted Tuesday to officially support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state’s so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents.
The decision by San Diego County’s all-Republican Board of Supervisors comes amid a growing conservative backlash in California against the Democratic governor’s stance on immigration enforcement.
The region of 3 million residents that borders Mexico joins neighboring Orange County and at least nine other Orange County cities that have passed anti-sanctuary resolutions or voted to support the lawsuit filed last month by President Donald Trump’s administration.
The board voted 3-1, with one member absent. It pledged to file an amicus brief supporting the federal lawsuit at the first available opportunity, chairwoman Kristin Gaspar said. She expects the Trump administration to win and California to appeal, at which point the county would be allowed to file its brief.
You really have to hand it to the lefty administrators in the Ivory Tower elite universities, largely on the coasts.
They’re so enamored by political correctness, diversity, and inclusion that anyone marginally fitting the criterion of ‘minority’ status otherwise gets a pass on hard-left nutwing ideology.
Enter Muslim Prof. Randa Jarrar who, upon learning of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, blasted on Twitter, “I’m happy the witch is dead and I can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise.”
What’s her beef? The War on Terror in Iraq.
Apparently she’s unpersuaded by the fact that millions of Iraqis — both Muslims and Christians — can now vote for their leaders rather than face butchery for daring to oppose Saddam Hussein, who murdered roughly a half million of his own people.
Here’s more from BizPacReview…
Randa Jarrar, a self-described Muslim who’s a professor at Fresno State University, gleefully cheered the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, tweeting: “I’m happy the witch is dead and I can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise.”
Jarrar called Mrs. Bush an “amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal” while dancing on her grave.
Jarrar also mocked the grief of the Bush family, saying she couldn’t care less about all the backlash she stirred up on Twitter. “All the hate I’m getting ALMOST made me forget how happy I am that George W. Bush is probably really sad right now,” she cooed.
They don’t make ’em like they used to. Politics aside, the so-called Greatest Generation earned that moniker fair and square.
The wife of the 41st president of the United States, Barbara Bush exuded poise, wit, and charm as a class unto herself.
She passed away Tuesday evening from complications of COPD and heart distress but had bourbon at her bedside all the while.
May God rest her soul.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Few women can claim to be as tough and spunky as Barbara Bush, former first lady, and wife of George H.W. Bush. So much so that I’m wondering if Chuck Norris is all he’s cracked up to be.
Barbara is famous for her wit and charm, and it would appear that there is no shortage of it, even though she’s currently suffering from severe failing health.
According to CBS Politics reporter Katie Watson, a fellow reporter was told that even though Barbara is bedridden, she’s still very alert and carrying on conversations.
Oh, and she’s also enjoying bourbon.
A source close to the Bush family tells CBS News’ Jenna Gibson that, while Mrs. Bush’s COPD makes it difficult for her to breathe, she is alert and was having conversations last night. She was also having a bourbon.
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) April 17, 2018
We’re pretty sure it’s pure coincidence that the case against the president’s personal attorney is being presided over by a liberal judge with connections to George Soros.
Recall last week that Michael Cohen’s offices were raided by the FBI wherein they ‘took everything’, according to reports, in what some legal experts are saying was completely unconstitutional.
And now it turns out that the presiding judge, Kimba Wood, also officiated the wedding of George Soros to his wife, nearly 40 years younger.
Judge Wood was also a Clinton nominee as US Attorney who was rejected for hiring an illegal alien.
Birds of a feather…
Here’s more from Washington Times…
Federal Judge Kimba Wood, who is overseeing the court case against Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, officiated the 2013 wedding of George Soros, a billionaire supporter of liberal political causes, according to news reports at that time.
The judge is currently weighing whether to have a neutral third party review the documents seized in FBI raids on the office, home and hotel of Mr. Cohen.
Mr. Cohen’s attorneys have sought to keep the government from reviewing the materials by asserting attorney-client privilege. Prosecutors have demanded access to those documents claiming they are related to an ongoing criminal investigation.
The government is currently probing Mr. Cohen’s $130,000 payment to porn star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, for possible violations of campaign finance laws.
Judge Wood, who will decide those issues, married Mr. Soros, then 83, and his 42-year-old bride Tamiko Bolton, in September 2013, media outlets reported at that time.
The Bedford, New York, wedding was attended by 500 guests, including top Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and then-California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome. U2 frontman Bono also attended the reception, Reuters reported in 2013 article.
It’s no secret former Vice President Joe Biden is gearing up for a presidential bid in 2020, especially given the polls showing he’d likely have beaten Hillary for the Democrat nomination and would have given Trump a run for his money.
So, of course, he’s turning to the age-old Democrat playbook in which the go-to play is class and race warfare.
On an interview with everyone’s favorite race-card-pulling, shake-down artist Al Sharpton, Biden dropped this humdinger: “These Republicans don’t want working-class people voting. They don’t want black folks voting.”
According to Democrats, enforcing federal law and reducing voter fraud qualifies as racism.
Because clearly Dems usually lose in a fair fight.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” former Vice President Joe Biden told host Al Sharpton that Republicans didn’t want African-Americans voting.
SHARPTON: Let me ask you about voting rights. That was another thing the Obama-Biden administration was heavy on under attorney general well as Lynch going in with lawsuits against voter ID and doing in to deal with voter suppression. They have said that foreigners are voting.
BIDEN: It’s a lie. It’s a flat lie. The assertion the president made from the beginning is a flat lie. Every study, every program -every commission that looked at it said it’s simply not true. It’s part of the big lie. You realize just in past year, in 24 states, the administration’s allies have introduced 60 pieces of legislation, or maybe 70 pieces of legislation, to curtail the franchise. It’s what these guys are all about, man. These Republicans don’t want working-class people voting. They don’t want black folks voting. Look what we are doing now. There’s a movement. You have George Will making the argument that felons should have their—after serving their time—their right restored to vote. What is the one thing we want people getting out of prison to do? We want them to engage in society again. What’s the most significant thing you can do to engage? Get in and vote. These guys, you’re talking about 1.5 million people who have served their time who are unable to vote. Of those there are 30% or more that are African American. We should have like other countries have, automatic registration. You turn 18, you go to any government agency, Department of Motor Vehicle, get your Social Security number clarified and you are automatically registered to vote in your district. We should be be engaged. That’s the one thing that keeps people focused on what’s going on in their country. It’s totally crazy.