Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Los Angeles County Bans Official Travel to Alabama

The pro-abortion zealots sitting on the County Board of Supervisors just banned official travel to Alabama except for emergencies because of Alabama’s pro-life law. A statement from LA County Supervisor (and Obama administration veteran) Hilda Solis calls Alabama’s protection of innocent life an attack on Alabama residents. “Today’s vote sends a strong signal that infringing upon an individual’s rights to reproductive health and privacy are not American values,” quoth Solis. This is the same board that voted to ban plastic straws to save fish, but you know, priorities.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Welcome to the era of ridiculous political posturing.

Los Angeles County, home to the county seat that is so concerned with the lives of fish that it has waged war on plastic straws, isn’t as concerned with human life.

Unhappy with Alabama’s new abortion law, the County Board of Supervisors spent taxpayer-paid time addressing the issue.

From WBRC.com:

One of the largest counties in the country says it’s not doing business with Alabama because of the recently passed abortion bill.
This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a one year travel restriction to Alabama for official LA County business except for emergencies.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

AOC Wages War on “Colonial” Cauliflower

First, it was cow farts. Now, it’s cauliflower, arguably the least exciting vegetable ever, that made the cut to be on socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (NY) sh*tlist, in this case as a presumably racist colonial green space usurper. During a livestream, she rambled on about composting (because a girl from the Bronx is an expert on this) only to unleash a total gem: “[W]hen someone says that it’s too hard to do a green space that grows yucca instead of, I don’t know, cauliflower or something, what you’re doing is that you’re taking a colonial approach to environmentalism.” She went on to use this as the basis of “why a lot of communities of color get resistant to certain environmentalist movements because they come with the colonial lens on them.”

Here’s more from National Review…

A few weeks ago, I noted that Louisiana’s state legislature is contemplating legislation that would bar makers of cauliflower rice from labeling their product “rice,” contending that consumers will get confused. Instead, the rice growers want the product to be labeled . . . “riced cauliflower.”

But Louisiana isn’t the only spot where cauliflower is under fire. In a stream-of-consciousness discussion of composting, the Green New Deal, and community gardens, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented cauliflower as symbol of colonialism.

“Looks like they’ve got composting going on, which is so awesome, too, because composting is really hard to do in a neighborhood like this. We just don’t have the pick ups and the ease of it that a lot of other communities have.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi: Trump is “Villainous”

Nancy Pelosi is once again loud and clear about her plan to impeach President Trump no matter the lack of an actual impeachable offense. “Let me be very clear: the president’s behavior, as far as his obstruction of justice, the things that he is doing, it’s in plain sight, it cannot be denied-ignoring subpoenas, obstruction of justice,” Pelosi told reporters, according to a report by NBC News. The frozen-face Democrat even went so far as to tell her Democratic colleagues on Thursday that President Trump “wants to be impeached” so that the Senate can save him. So much for the “impeachment is a good move” rhetoric.

Here’s more from NBC News…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told her Democratic colleagues Thursday that President Donald Trump “wants to be impeached” so that he can be vindicated by the Senate.

Pelosi made the comments at a closed-door morning meeting, two Democratic aides told NBC News, who also said that Pelosi called Trump’s actions “villainous.”

The aide said that Pelosi was implying that she will stick to her current plan to keep investigating the president and his administration without jumping to impeachment, though she didn’t explicitly address strategy in her remarks.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

15 States Trying to Abolish Electoral College

Nevada just became the latest state to join the National Popular Vote pact to abolish the Electoral College and give liberal strongholds, such as California and New York, “majority” control over the White House. Fourteen other states plus the District of Columbia have already decided to give their state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Although the measure is now 75 electoral votes away from the 270-vote threshold needed to swing the electoral vote, Maine and Oregon are predicted to surrender their nonliberal constituents’ voting rights on a false pedestal of “representation.”

Here’s more from MSN…

The man who helped invent scratch-off lottery tickets now has his sights set on a bigger prize: overhauling the way the United States elects presidents.

On Tuesday, Nevada became the latest state to pass a bill that would grant its electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote across the country, not just in Nevada. The movement is the brainchild of John Koza, a co-founder of National Popular Vote, an organization that is working to eliminate the influence of the Electoral College.

If Nevada’s governor signs the bill, the state will become the 15th — plus the District of Columbia — to join an interstate pact of states promising to switch to the new system. Those states, including Nevada, have a total of 195 electoral votes. The pact would take effect once enough states have joined to guarantee the national winner 270 electoral votes, ensuring election.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

FBI FISA Application Approved in an “Unusual” Way

Former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson told a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees that the FBI’s FISA application was approved in an “unusual” way, but we’re just now learning about it. Anderson, who was the point person to sign off on FISA applications before sending them to her superiors, specifically told the committees that in October 2016 FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates veered off the “linear path” by directly signing the application and bypassing her completely. Anderson emphasized that “this one was handled a little bit differently in that sense in that it received very high-level review and approvals-informal, oral approvals-before it ever came to me for signature.” Hmm. We have no idea why high-level DOJ officials would be actively involved in a routine FBI investigation.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A former top lawyer for the FBI described to lawmakers the “unusual” way the surveillance request targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page was handled by top leadership at the Justice Department and FBI, according to a transcript released this week.

In front of a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Aug. 31, 2018, former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson said she was normally responsible for signing off on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications before they reached the desk of her superiors for approval. Anderson said the “linear path” those applications typically take was upended in October 2016, with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates signing off on the application before she did. Because of that unusual high-level involvement, she didn’t see the need to “second guess” the FISA application.

The Page FISA application was filed by the Justice Department and FBI with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in October 2016. A surveillance warrant was granted and three renewals were subsequently approved.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Obama Admin Stopped Video During Collusion Meetings

More damning evidence of wrongdoing at the highest levels of the U.S. government-up to and including former President Barack Obama-is beginning to snowball into one glaring verdict: the only “collusion” in the run-up to the 2016 election was by the Deep State Democrats against then candidate President Trump. “It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc small group-and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved,” Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News on Friday. “I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened. The fact of the matter is Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities.” Namely, Mueller did not consider who or why Obama cut off the situation room video feed during meetings regarding the Russia collusion investigation to keep their conversations compartmentalized from the broader intelligence community. What’s more, four key Obama officials were involved: Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, and Comey. And surprise, surprise: NO WITNESSES WERE ALLOWED!

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Comments made by Attorney General William Barr about extraordinary arrangements regarding the original handling of the Russia investigation may take on more significance in light of a previous report showing a high and unusual degree of compartmentalization in the Obama-era intelligence community’s initial intel set up of the Russia probe.

In an interview with Fox News that aired Friday, Barr commented that the intelligence community’s early handling of the Russia investigation may raise questions. He noted it was first handled at a “very senior level” and then by a “small group.”

Barr stated:

The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Another Facebook “Hate Agent” Revealed

Breitbart just released another bombshell on Facebook’s “Hate Agents” internal list: conservative author and terrorism expert Brigitte Gabriel. Facebook has already confessed that the list is divided into three levels tracking its users’ “signals” as far back as three years. According to the spreadsheet, Gabriel was specifically flagged for “1 lifetime deletion for hate speech-dehumanizing” after speaking at a Christians United for Israel event where she referred to “Arabs as Barbarians” in the context of giving martyrdom status to suicide bombers who kill Jews. This is just one small facet of the Silicon Left’s censorship of the Right ahead of 2020.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Lebanese-American conservative author and terrorism expert Brigitte Gabriel is also on an internal list of “Hate Agents” maintained by Facebook, Breitbart News can exclusively reveal.

Breitbart News exposed the existence of the “Hate Agents” list last week, after a Facebook insider leaked a partial screenshot showing black conservative leader Candace Owens was also on the list. The insider, who leaked the information to Breitbart, also shared a partial image of the list.

Following the leak, Facebook admitted that the list exists, but stressed that Owens had not yet been investigated.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Progressives Purging Pro-Life Democrats

The radical abortion-on-demand Leftists leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus are now targeting the five remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress. CPC cochair Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) argued, “You can’t say you’re a Democrat if you’re against immigrants, if you’re against abortion, if you’re against gay marriage, and LGBTQ rights. I’m not sure what it means to be a Democrat if all of those things are true.” Ye, somehow it’s conservatives who are intolerant, doctrinaire, and fascist. Funny how that works. This trend will only push what’s left of the more centrist, traditional Democrats to the GOP side of the ledger.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are demanding that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee abandon its support of the five remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress and allow abortion advocates to compete for their seats.

Newsweek reports that the CPC’s co-chair, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), has now said, in no uncertain terms, that Democrats who do not support the practice of ending unborn life in the womb are no longer welcome in the party, and that they should be primaried out of office by more reliable Democrats.

“I think we should allow for strong primary challenges, so that people can really put their Democratic chops on the line, if you will, and let the Democratic voters decide who they want,” Jayapal told a press conference. “You can’t say you’re a Democrat if you’re against immigrants, if you’re against abortion, if you’re against gay marriage and LGBTQ rights. I’m not sure what it means to be a Democrat if all of those things are true.”

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Immigration, Issues

Poll: 2-in-3 Americans Oppose “Catch-and-Release”

The latest Harvid/Harris Poll confirms that a clear majority of Americans reject releasing illegal immigrants into the interior of the United States to await their asylum court hearings. Instead, 2-in-3 Americans think self-proclaimed asylum seekers should be immediately turned back to their country of origin to await a hearing from the other side of the border. Per the poll, less than 35% of all voters support such “catch and release” practices by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The poll also reveals that 47% want the asylum system fixed to stop massive fraud and abuse of America’s generosity. Ahead of the 2020 election, these numbers do not bode well for Democratic hopefuls.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The majority of American voters oppose releasing border crossers applying for asylum into the interior of the United States while they await their court hearings, a new poll finds.

The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that about 2-in-3 Americans, or 66 percent, said they oppose the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) releasing border crossers into the U.S. while they await their asylum claims process. Instead, voters said border crossers should be immediately turned back to Mexico while awaiting their asylum hearing.

Less than 35 percent of all voters said they supported releasing border crossers into the U.S. — including only 32 percent of swing voters and less than 30 percent of self-described “moderates.”

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Poll: America Supports Fetal Heartbeat Protections

A new Hill/HarrisX survey reveals that a majority of Americans support banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, much to the consternation of those now determined to defeat Georgia’s latest legislative victory to protect innocent life. According to the poll, 55% of voters believe fetal heartbeat bills or other six-week abortion ban measures are either “just right” or do not go far enough. Alternately, 45% of those polled call such measures “too restrictive.” When split by age groups, younger voters were revealed as more likely to support fetal heartbeat protections. This comes as a massive blow to the pro-abort Left, who are clearly losing the culture war on abortion.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Among all the hullabaloo over the state of Alabama’s new, strict pro-life law, it is almost easy to forget that the hot-button abortion topic prior to this week was actually Georgia’s slightly less strict pro-life law which would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected (typically around six weeks). The Daily Wire previously explained the Georgia legislation, which has since been signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp:

H.B. 481 states that the “full value of a child begins when a heartbeat exists” and requires “physicians performing abortions to determine the existence of a detectable human heartbeat before performing an abortion,” stating, “it shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize unborn children as natural persons,” and asserting “unless otherwise provided by law, any natural person, including an unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat, shall be included in population based determinations.”

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