Big govt, Politics

Strzok Raking in Cash in Post-Firing Fund-raising

Estranged and ousted FBI agent Peter Strzok may have found an infinitely more lucrative gig than collusive federal service. Since his firing for unprofessional (read: corrupt) anti-Trump text messages during the course of investigations, Strzok has doubled his online fund-raising goals from $150,000 to $350,000 to help pay legal bills… and make up for his lost salary. Incredibly, almost a quarter million dollars has already been donated, and the effort has become an overnight Twitter sensation, with 25,000 followers gained after just two posts on the page. When leftists and bureaucrats circle the wagons, it’s a phenomenon that rivals the Mafia.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok has more than doubled the amount of money he is seeking from an online fundraiser set up in the wake of his recent firing from the bureau.

Strzok, who was fired Friday over anti-Trump text messages he sent in 2016 and 2017, initially sought $150,000 to help pay for legal bills and lost income. (RELATED: Peter Strzok Fired For Anti-Trump Texts)

The goal of the GoFundMe fundraiser was increased to $350,000 Tuesday morning. As of this writing, nearly $240,000 has been donated.

Strzok has also set up a Twitter account, as The Daily Caller News Foundation first reported. The account had seven followers on Monday, prior to TheDCNF report. He now has more than 25,000 followers on the social media site.

Strzok has made only two posts to the account. The first, on Monday, was a link to a statement issued by his attorney about the FBI’s decision to fire Strzok.

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Elections, Politics

Poll Reveals Majority of Democrats Support Socialism

According to a Gallup report released Monday, “Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism.” While 57 percent of Democrats since 2010 have had a steady positive take on socialism, this year marks a major change regarding their views on capitalism, with only 47 percent positive despite 4.1 percent economic growth and an all-time low unemployment rate. Among young adults, there has been a sharp “12-point decline” in positive views of capitalism in the past two years. So how do we reconcile the disparity between these polls and the recent defeat of socialist candidates around the country. Simple: millennials don’t vote, which explains, in part, why the so-called “blue wave” in November is more likely to describe the crowd at a Miley Cyrus concert than a leftist revolution at the ballot box

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Gallup reported Monday morning that “Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism” for the first time since the company began polling that question over the past decade.
The major shift, Gallup says, has been that Democrats have lost faith in capitalism — even as the economy has exceeded 4.1% growth and unemployment has hit all-time lows:

Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this year — lower than in any of the three previous measures. Republicans remain much more positive about capitalism [71%] than about socialism [16%], with little sustained change in their views of either since 2010.

 

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Peter Strzok Finally FIRED!

Many months after his anti-Trump text messages were exposed during his tenure on Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation of alleged campaign collusion, FBI agent Peter Strzok has finally been fired. According to a report from The Washington Post, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich overruled a junior director who had previously recommended that the 22-year veteran of the FBI–who also investigated Hillary Clinton’s secret server and classified emails–be merely demoted and suspended for sixty days over his “politically charged” texts. The obvious question is why Strzok has continued to be employed for so long after both his dalliance with a fellow FBI agent and the discovery of their apparent collusion to prevent the election of Donald Trump. Justice has been served albeit long overdue.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The FBI has fired embattled agent Peter Strzok over a series of anti-Trump texts sent in the midst of his work on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to sway the 2016 Presidential election.

The Washington Post was the first to report that FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered Strzok fired on Friday, overruling a more junior FBI deputy director who recommended Strzok be demoted and suspended for 60 days for his anti-Trump texts.

Strzok, of course, was a 22-year veteran of the FBI and a lead investigator on two crucial cases: an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server and a private email address during her time as Secretary of State and the all-important Mueller investigation.

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Politics

Stealth Street Artists Support Trump with Hollywood Star Surprise

A secret conservative Hollywood street artist is taking matters into his own hands to defend President Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame…with dozens of look-alike vinyl reproductions of it stuck to the iconic sidewalk. While they can be peeled up, they can’t be axed as has happened several times to the real Trump star awarded for the show The Apprentice. The City Council may likely introduce a fine for ‘defacing’ the sidewalk. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for other stars celebrating Hollywood’s most prodigious philanderers to be removed.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

If you can’t beat them, fake ’em.

An anonymous conservative street artist in Hollywood, upset over the repeated destruction of Donald Trump’s sidewalk star on the Walk of Fame, has come up with a solution. He and a team spent about $1,000 to make vinyl reproductions of the iconic sidewalk symbol.

Overnight Wednesday, the group in what they call The Faction stuck the very real lookalikes on several dozen blank sidewalk spaces in the tourist-heavy Hollywood district.

Good luck smashing every one of those with a pick-ax, as protesters have done to the real Trump star a few times already.

The artist told The Hollywood Reporter he was bothered by the destructions of the president’s star, awarded for his successful NBC show “The Apprentice,” by Trump haters and the recent unanimous vote by the West Hollywood City Council to remove the genuine Trump star altogether.

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Politics

Russia Ready For Economic Cold War

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was up front Friday, announcing that the former Soviet Union is ready to wage “economic war” against America should President Trump impose tougher sanctions. “I would like not to comment on the talks about future sanctions, but there is one thing I can say: if measures like a ban on banking activities or the use of this or that currency follows, this can be clearly be described as a declaration of an economic war,” Medvedev said. He then went on to threaten a response by ‘economic, political, or other means’. It’s the first direct threat the U.S. has received from Russia since President Trump’s inauguration. But let’s not hold it against them. They’ve gotten used to working with a push-over in the White House during the previous two terms.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Friday that he is prepared to wage “economic war” with America if the Trump administration tries to impose tougher sanctions against his country.

“I would like not to comment on the talks about future sanctions, but there is one thing I can say: if measures like a ban on banking activities or the use of this or that currency follows, this can be clearly be described as a declaration of an economic war,” Medvedev said, according to the state-run Tass.

“And this war will have to be responded – by economic, political and, if necessary, other means,” he said. “And our American partners should realize this.”

The Trump administration this week imposed new sanctions against Russia in response to a chemical weapons attack on British soil that the West believes was sponsored by Russia.

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Big govt, Politics

Rep. Massie: 3D Gun Printing Renders Gun Control ‘Obsolete’

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has made political waves for his praise of Cody Wilson, who posted 3D printing designs for firearms online, for making “gun control obsolete.” The plastic print-at-home plans and resulting products have earned flak from the gun control lobby for the difficulty in regulating and detecting the production and carry of such firearms. “The liberals are apoplectic, and they should be. Let me tell you why. He just made gun control obsolete,” Massie said. “How are you going to stop somebody with a 3D printer from printing a gun? You can’t do it, and it’s awesome.” The Left is screaming mad, and for good reason. Gun printing technology threatens to set gun control back a century.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) praised Cody Wilson, who posted 3D printing designs for plastic handguns and other firearms online, for making “gun control obsolete” because the government has no way to stop someone from using a 3D printer to create a gun.

“He’s the guy that put the plans to print a gun for a 3D printer on the Internet and the State Department came in and shut him down. Now why did the State Department do it? Because there’s no law that outlaws the First Amendment – putting designs for a gun online. So, they had to try and find a law and contrive it to apply to him…. They accused him of exporting firearms or military firearms to hostile nations. They used the Arms Control Export Act to keep him from having things on his website, which is ridiculous, right?” Massie said during the recent Turning Point USA High School Leadership Summit.

“So this was a First Amendment issue and instead of complying, what did he do? He fought back, and he fought back and he fought back and just a couple weeks ago he won.

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Politics

Pledge of Allegiance Not ‘Inclusive’

Remember the good ol’ days when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in our schools wasn’t a red line dividing the political spectrum? Those days are officially over. An Atlanta charter school has officially nixed the morning tradition of students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. They claim the decision was made “in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community.” For some inexplicable reason, the phrase “one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all” isn’t inclusive enough. Perhaps we should edit to add appropriate PC phrases like ‘poly-ethnic nation’ and ‘God, deity or lack thereof’.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

An Atlanta charter school will no longer require students to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance each morning, because the pledge is no longer seen as inclusive enough.

Students at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School may recite the pledge later in the day, but it was cut from morning announcements “in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community,” a news release obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said.

“Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge,” the release continued.

n place of the pledge, teachers and students will work together to write something new.

“This pledge will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family [sic], community, country and our global society,” the release said.

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Politics

NYC Launches Jailhouse Voter Registration Drive

Midterms are right around the corner, and New York City Mayor Michael de Blasio is making it easier for inmates to cast their ballots from the jailhouse. According to de Blasio’s new voter registration drive, eligible inmates can register directly to vote–using their home address–though felons will still be regarded as ineligible. The “absentee” ballots will be sent over from the jail, streamlining the required document process by regular mail. The goal is to increase voter participation as part of the Democracy for NYC effort, which also seeks same-day voter registration. Once upon a time, being a felon meant losing certain civil privileges. Nowadays, it’s free room and board, education, relaxation and recreation and now the right to vote.

Here’s more from The Wall Street Journal…

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has laid out a new voter registration drive in the city’s correctional facilities.

Eligible inmates will be able to directly sign up to vote and have their absentee ballots picked up from jail. In the past, these forms and ballots were sent through regular mail, where security measures could cause delays.

Inmates would register to vote using their home address, the mayor said. Those who have prior felony convictions wouldn’t be eligible to vote.

The debate over restoring voting rights for people who have been convicted of a felony or who are on parole has been playing out across several states.

 

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Big govt, Politics

Hollywood Removes Trump’s Star from Walk of Fame

West Hollywood City Council has approved a resolution to remove President Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Mayor John Duran tweeted following the vote. According to comments made during a meeting, the resolution “is not because of his conservative politics or his conservative policies. It is for the abuse of women, minorities, immigrants, the disabled…you’ve crossed a line of decency.” But of course by that standard half of Hollywood’s leading men might have to be removed as well. We’re waiting with bated breath as to whether the city council will follow up in that respect.

Here’s more from Washington Times…

The West Hollywood City Council called Monday night for President Trump’s star be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame,” cheered Mayor John Duran on Twitter.

During the meeting, Mr. Duran said the resolution “is not because of his conservative politics or his conservative policies. It is for the abuse of women, minorities, immigrants, the disabled … you’ve crossed a line of decency.”

He also said the constituent comments were what he expected (badly) of Trump supporters.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Antifa Attacks Patriot Prayer Leader During Rally

Violent Antifa radicals and “a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights groups, and artists,” reported by CBS news, escalated a free speech rally in Portland, Oregon over the weekend. The protest began with assaults on journalists and participants, including Patriot Prayer warrior Joey Gibson, who is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate. In typical fashion, the opposition tried to paint the rally as fascist with chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, Nazi boys have got to go.” Anti-riot police responded with rubber bullets and flash bangs in response to projectiles from the Antifa crowd. In other words, anarchy and violence are entirely justifiable if the object of the protest is conservative in nature. Ironically, though, these reprobates are doing their level best to unify Trump’s base.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Antifa radicals were behind several violent assaults that resulted in injuries in Portland, Oregon, during a right-wing free speech rally on Saturday. The assaults included a journalist who was hit in the head with a water bottle, a counter-protester who was clubbed in the head with a modified trench club, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who was attacked while he walked through the antifa crowd. There were only four arrests.

The right-leaning Patriot Prayer group and the Proud Boys marched in a Portland park in support of Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson,who is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate.

The counter-protest was organized by “a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights groups and artists,” according to CBS News.

“Patriot Prayer is continuing to commit violence in our city, and their events are becoming more and more violent,” said Effie Baum of Pop Mob, a coalition of community groups that organized the counter-demonstration. “Leaving them a small group to attack in the streets is only going to allow them to perpetuate their violence.”

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