Big govt, Courts, Politics

Gowdy Fires At Stzrok: ‘I Don’t Give A Damn’

In his effort to avoid giving actual answers to members of Congress, disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok succeeded in firing up former prosecutor Rep. Trey Gowd, (R-TX). Strzok refused to acknowledge that his inherent bias played a role in his firing telling Gowdy: “If you want to represent what you said accurately I’m happy to answer that question, but I don’t appreciate what was originally said being changed.” Gowdy responded accordingly: “I don’t give a damn what you appreciate, Agent Strzok.” Things did not improve for Strzok. Can you say ‘indictment’?

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Rep. Trey Gowdy got heated while questioning anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok Thursday.

Gowdy told Strzok that the doesn’t “give a damn” what Strzok appreciated or wanted.

Gowdy questioned Strzok on why specifically he was let go from the Mueller investigation.

“How long did you talk to him when he let you go?” Gowdy asked.

“My recollection it was a short meeting, somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes, probably around 15 minutes,” Strzok said.

“And your testimony is: Bob Mueller did not kick you off because of the content of your texts; he kicked out you off because of some appearance he was worried about,” Gowdy said.

“My testimony — what you asked and what I responded to — is that he kicked me off because of my bias,” Strzok responded. “I’m stating to you it is not my understanding that he kicked me off because of any bias — that it was done based on the appearance. If you want to represent what you said accurately I’m happy to answer that question, but I don’t appreciate what was originally said being changed.”

“I don’t give a damn what you appreciate Agent Strzok,” Gowdy shot back.

“I don’t appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016.”

 

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Parents Fighting for Rights in LGBT-Friendly Schools

Parents in Delaware are taking on the transgender agenda at local schools with more than 11,000 filing objections to the Delaware Education Department’s Regulation 225 which sought to allow children to switch their gender at school without parental notification, let alone consent. In the midst of the parental outrage, the Department of Education and Indian River School District’s board of education unanimously voted against the original version, rewriting the decree to put parents back in the decision-making loop, though ‘trans’ students still have the choice of which locker rooms or bathrooms to use. Once upon a time, parents were the stewards of their children’s future;  now they’re just bystanders for the government’s cradle to grave nanny state.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Larry Mayo, a grandfather with two relatives who are gay, spoke out against the Delaware Education Department’s Regulation 225 when it was released for public debate last November. The regulation was a bureaucratic move to allow school recognition of children wanting to change their gender without notifying their parents.

“The authority to raise children is not for the state. It’s for the parent,” said Mayo during an Indian River School District Board of Education meeting.

In the face of a firestorm of protest — more than 11,000 people filed objections with the Department of Education and the Indian River School District’s board of education voted unanimously to oppose the original version — Regulation 225 has been rewritten to put parents back at the top of the decision-making process. However, the updated version of the regulation still instructs school districts to make sure kids who decide their birth gender is no longer a good fit can use the locker rooms and bathrooms of their choice.

“Transgender youth deserve equal protection under the law. They don’t deserve special protection,” Mayo added. “I got harassed because I was 5 feet, 3 inches in the ninth grade. I dealt with it.”

Like Mayo, Linda Schroeder told the Indian River Board of Education her disagreement with Regulation 225 didn’t come from a dislike or fear of transgender people.

“We are not against a community or a person for their choice that they make,” Schroeder said. “The Department of Education wants to take our rights away as a parent – not knowing these things that are detrimental to our children – and give the authority to somebody else to decide what is best of your child.”

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SCOTUS Protests Already Begin to Backfire

The pre-planned, pre-printed and otherwise over-organized protests by the left witnessed in the lead up to and in the wake of President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination made clear that this wasn’t about one person. This was #FakeProtest and its target wasn’t strictly Brett Kavanaugh — or even Roe v. Wade dissidents. Instead, they were and are about resisting the authority of a Republican President of the United States. But their attempts to undermine Kavanaugh are so far-flung that even liberals are beginning to backpedal. And the result will be that his confirmation will quickly become inevitable as Democrat Senators up for reelection won’t want to be associated with the nutters.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

President Trump has nominated his pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and predictably, there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth from the left. The womyn are lamenting all those abortions they want to have but maybe won’t be able to have if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion to the states. In their minds, this means that they would be automatically dragged into an alley (pregnant or not) and assaulted with a wire hanger by Kavanaugh himself, or something. I really can’t figure it out. All I hear is a bunch of caterwauling histrionics about how they love to rip human babies into bloody pieces. Yay, rights!

These protests, we are to believe, spontaneously “broke out” just as the president announced his pick.

Yeah, suuuuure.

Too bad we’ve already seen the pre-planning all over Facebook, geniuses! This one, in particular, is my favorite of all the hysterical propaganda. Here we have a cartoon of Justice Roberts swearing in a KKK hood-wearing Supreme Court justice. Or is it supposed to be Trump? Who knows, but have they no shame? 

“Trump will announce his new Supreme Court Justice nomination tomorrow, Monday, at 9pm, according to new reports,” said RefuseFascism.org. “Whoever he chooses will be dangerous for humanity. We must NOT allow this regime to lock in place a fully fascist Supreme Court that strips away the rights of women, Black people, LGBTQ people, immigrants, the environment, and so much more.”

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Big govt, Politics

Conservatives Call Out Stagnant Sanctuary City Bills

Remember those sanctuary city bills we were promised? Congress seems to have forgotten all of their tough talk. That is, except for the conservative caucus. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, is calling for votes on the ‘504 bills they have’ from the House. This includes Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. He went on to suggest that the cancelled August recess would be the perfect opportunity to take care of them. The question is whether House leadership will do anything with them. If they don’t, we advise remembering that in November.
Here’s more from PJ Media…

 

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, urged the Senate to start voting on the “504 bills they have” from the House, especially the legislation dealing with sanctuary cities.

Last year, the House passed Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which are both pending in the Senate.

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently ruled that the city of Philadelphia is still able to receive federal grants despite its “sanctuary city” policies that prohibit full cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was seen on video dancing after the ruling.

Walker shared his reaction to the court ruling.

“Operating under Article I, our legislative powers allow us to be able to cut off funding to the sanctuary cities so we’re going to continue to look for legislative ways to be able to do that,” Walker told PJM after his speech at a Faith and Freedom Coalition town hall on Capitol Hill, organized as part of the group’s “Road to Majority” conference.

“We know the vast majority of the American people think that a sanctuary city is preposterous, that you could literally allow people to have safe harbor, people who have even broken the law, without fear of prosecution or arrest, even outstanding warrants – that’s not how we do things in this country,” he added.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Facebook ‘Fact-checking’ Conservatives Into Oblivion

Remember when Zuckerberg said times were going to change for the users on the social media leviathan’s platform? Well, now under the banner of fighting fake news, Facebook is outsourcing the fact-checking to liberal countries (Canada, for instance). That is when it’s not handing the job off to the agenda-driven hacks at PolitiFact and Snopes who have been proven to be stacked with leftwing ideologues. It may be time for Congress to police the police when comes to ensuring fair and balanced social media.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Facebook announced last year that they will be using third-party fact-checkers to root out “fake news” on their platform. At the time of the announcement, conservatives sounded the alarm about how some of the fact-checkers they’re using are left-wing hacks like PolitiFact and Snopes (who recently, with straight faces, fact-checked a piece of satire from The Babylon Bee).

A recent warning that accompanied an article I wrote for PJM highlights the fallibility of Facebook’s fact-checking program.:

Why a Canadian outfit is fact-checking U.S. news is anyone’s guess, but they clearly flagged my article in error. [It was brought to my attention after this article was published that AFP Canada is part of France’s state-run Agence France-Presse, so let me rephrase that question: Why has Facebook chosen a state-run French news outlet to fact-check U.S. news?]

Facebook deprioritized my article after AFP Canada reported this:

No, it is not illegal to take a shower and do laundry on the same day in California

While some media outlets did indeed report (more or less) falsely that California had made it illegal to shower and do laundry on the same day, I made no such claims. In fact, having seen other reporting making that claim (stretching the truth a bit, in my opinion) I conscientiously avoided making it.

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Trump Offers Warren A Million for Proof

President Trump is still not finished taking Sen. Elizabeth ‘Fauxcahontas’ Warren (D-MA) to task over her alleged Native American heritage. While on the campaign trail stumping for Republicans, he offered a million greenbacks if Warren would take a genetics/ancestry test to ‘learn her heritage’. Warren has made a career of trolling Republicans with her socialist-light agenda. Now the shoe’s on the other foot. 

Here’s more from The Hill…

President Trump said Thursday that if he were facing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during a debate, he would offer her $1 million to take a test to prove her Native American heritage.

“But let’s say I’m debating Pocahontas, I’ll do this,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., referring to Warren by the racially charged nickname he gave her during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“I promise you I’ll do this, you know those little kits they sell on television for $2? Learn your heritage,” Trump said.

“I’m going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims she’s of Indian heritage — because her mother said she has high cheekbones, that’s her only evidence,” Trump continued.

“We will take that little kit, we have to do it gently because we’re in the “Me Too” generation, we have to be very gentle,” Trump said mocking the movement that seeks to expose sexual misconduct in media, entertainment and politics.

“And we will say, ‘I will give you a million dollars, paid for by Trump, to your favorite charity if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,” Trump said. “And we’ll see what she does. I have a feeling she will say no but we will hold it for the debates.”

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Issues, Politics

Poll: Immigration Top Issue for Voters

A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll reveals immigration is trumping the economy and healthcare as the deciding issue for American voters heading into the November midterm elections. The results reveal the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigrants is moving voters. What’s more, the leftwing outrage over the alleged Trump administration’s separation of children from parents is backfiring. In short, President Trump is playing the Democrats like a fiddle. If they can’t get their act together before the Labor Day sprint to November, the DNC may be taking a big red bath.

Here’s more from Reuters…

Immigration tops the economy and healthcare as the most important issue determining Americans’ vote ahead of the midterm elections in November, a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows.

Reuters/Ipsos data shows that immigration became a top concern for registered voters in the United States after the Trump administration in May announced its “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigrants, saying they would be criminally charged. The policy became a political lightning rod in mid-June with disclosures that thousands of children were separated from their parents who were accused of crossing illegally into the country.

The poll, conducted between June 28 and July 2, found:

– Fifteen percent of U.S. registered voters said immigration was the top issue determining how they will cast their ballot in November, while 14 percent said the economy was their biggest concern.

– Twenty-six percent of registered Republicans cited immigration as the most important issue likely to determine their vote, up 14 percentage points from a similar poll conducted at the beginning of June.

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NAACP Plays Race Card Against Trump Nominee

The NAACP is playing the race card again, this time about potential Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett is rumored to be one of the two likely picks to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, which is slated to be announced on Monday. Quoth the race-baiters: “Amy Coney Barrett sided against a Black worker in favor of a company’s ‘separate-but-equal arrangement’. But, per usual, the devil’s in the details. The only case that comes close to that description is one that was decided BEFORE Barrett was appointed to the Court. Typical liberal strategy: if facts are against you, make up some new ‘facts’.

An arm of the NAACP on Monday falsely accused a potential Trump nominee of ruling against a black worker in a discrimination claim.

“As a judge, Amy Coney Barrett sided against an Black worker in favor of a company’s ‘separate-but-equal arrangement,’ flying in the face of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” read a now-deleted tweet from the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund. “Now, she’s being considered for a lifetime seat on our nation’s highest court.

Other progressive organizations making the same claim against the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judge and former Notre Dame law professor include the Alliance for Justice and the Center for American Progress.
“As a judge, Barrett sided against an African American worker who had been transferred to another store because of a company’s policy of segregating their employees by race and ethnicity, finding that the company’s ‘separate-but-equal arrangement is permissible,'” complained AFJ

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Majority Want SCOTUS Justice Confirmed Before Elections

Unfortunately Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, his hope for a post-election SCOTUS confirmation is among the minority in America…by 2-to-1.
According to a new NBC/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday, 62% of Americans want Trump’s yet-to-be-named nominee confirmed before the November elections.
A mere 33% want the confirmation vote to occur after the elections.
Independents also support a pre-election vote on the nominee by a near mirror number of 61%.
So the catch-22 for Dems is that they’ll likely lose more momentum in that ‘blue wave’ if they press the issue of waiting on Trump’s nominee.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Americans want the President to appoint, and the Senate to confirm, a new Supreme Court justice before the 2018 midterm elections — by a staggering 2-to-1 margin, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

 

According to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll:

More than six in 10 Americans, or 62 percent, said Trump’s nominee, who will be announced on Monday, should be confirmed or rejected before the elections in which control of the House and Senate are at stake. About three in 10, or 33 percent, said the Senate should wait until after the elections, the poll found.

The vast majority of Republicans surveyed, 85 percent, said the Senate’s vote on the nominee should take place before the election. Roughly six in 10 Independents, or 61 percent, agreed. However, more than half of Democrats, 55 percent, believe the voting on a new justice should wait.

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Breaking: FBI’s Peter Strzok Subpoenaed

It’s official: disgraced, pro-Hillary former FBI agent Peter Strzok will appear at a public hearing next week on July 10 following a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
The subpoena came after Strzok’s attorney announced that his client had withdrawn a previous offer to testify publically.
Hmm, what could Strzok possibly be hiding from the American people concerning his work both on the Hillary email and Russian election meddling investigations?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former FBI official Peter Strzok to appear at a public hearing July 10.

Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte issued the subpoena to force Strzok to appear before both the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees. The hearing will focus on Strzok’s work on both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Strzok’s attorney, Aitan Goelman, said on Monday that his client had retracted a previous offer to testify publicly. Goelman cited a closed-door interview on June 27 with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees as evidence that Republicans were setting “a trap” for the embattled FBI agent.

“Having sharpened their knives behind closed doors, the committee would now like to drag back Special Agent Strzok and have him testify in public — a request that we originally made and the committee denied,” Goelman said in a letter first reported by CNN.

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