Big govt, Courts, Politics

AG Barr Defies Dems, Releases Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr ignored House Democrats’ demand to keep the Mueller Report under wraps, choosing instead to unveil it Thursday morning. As late as Wednesday, a group of House Democrats begged Barr not to hold the press conference, calling it “unnecessary and inappropriate” and “designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it.” In reality, it’s more likely that the Left did not want to lose their latest opportunity to perpetuate a new “cover up” collusion conspiracy theory to dog President Trump in the run-up to 2020. Democrats’ silver bullet strategy has gone up in smoke before their eyes, and now they’ll be forced to campaign on the merit of their ideas, which, of course, is something they can’t do so well.

Here’s more from The Hill…

A group of House Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General William Barr to cancel his planned press conference Thursday morning ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“The Department of Justice announced today that the Attorney General will hold a press conference tomorrow morning before Congress has even seen Special Counsel Mueller’s report,” they said in a statement.

“This press conference, which apparently will not include Special Counsel Mueller, is unnecessary and inappropriate, and appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it,” they continued.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Leftist “Shadowy” Dark Money Rigging Elections

Millions of dollars from the seemingly limitless left-wing organizations and individuals are pouring in for the common cause of defeating President Trump in 2020. According to a report: “Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash.” The “hydra-like” network raked in $1.6 billion between 2013 and 2017 to promote a left-wing agenda. Worse, if the four “sister” groups were tallied as one, it would be the 22nd largest public charity in America, higher even than the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Clinton Foundation. We might even say there is a vast left-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against Donald Trump since the day he announced for president…which might sound a bit familiar Hillary was unavailable for comment on this story.

Here’s more from Fox News…

An expansive network of “shadowy” dark money donors has grown to rival the influence of the conservative Koch network — pumping millions into left-wing causes ranging from health care to climate change to abortion — all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News.

The report, by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center, describes a band of nonprofits operating under the banner of Washington-based philanthropy company Arabella Advisors. Those “pop up groups” are housed in four Arabella-controlled “sister” nonprofits, according to the report: the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, Hopewell Fund and Windward Fund.

“Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash,” the report says. “The real puppeteer, though, is Arabella Advisors, which has managed to largely conceal its role in coordinating so much of the professional Left’s infrastructure under a mask of ‘philanthropy.’”

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Big govt, Politics

Obama Holdovers Attack Each Other

Lost without their leader, Obama-era Chemical Safety Board (CSB) members are now attacking each other. According to a March 22 memo, two members of the board scheduled an “URGENT” vote to outmaneuver another in planning its budget for the secretive organization charged with investigating toxic chemical accidents. Its Acting General Counsel Thomas Zoeller even kept budget documents and discussions secret from another board member. All current board members were Obama appointees. It’s just one more example of what’s been happening across the board whether in the EPA, the IRS, or the FBI. When the lights get turned on, the rats begin to scurry about and eat their own.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Chemical Safety Board (CSB) member Manuel Ehrlich turned on his fellow board members in a March 22 memo for forcing through a budget proposal without consulting him.

CSB board members Rick Engler and Kristen Kulinowski declared an “URGENT” vote and passed a proposed operating budget for 2020 on March 6. The two members passed the budget with minimum warning to Ehrlich and without him being present for the vote by declaring the vote urgent. All sitting board members were appointed by former President Barack Obama. (RELATED: Exclusive: ‘This Place Is So Toxic’: Chemical Safety Board Employees Berate Management Over Secrecy)

The CSB is an independent agency responsible for investigating accidents involving toxic chemicals, most often at places like refineries and chemical plants. It is allowed to propose its own budget outside of the White House’s annual proposed budget for executive agencies.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Lindsey Graham Preps Crackdown on Migrant Flood

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is shifting the fight from the border security stalemate to one focused on revisiting America’s asylum laws, revealing his plan during a Fox News interview on Sunday. “I’m tired of talking about this problem. I want to fix it…The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border. Now it’s time to have a legislative solution. You need to change our laws for this to stop.” Graham is specifically focused on changing the law to allow immigration authorities to send migrant children back to their home countries in Central America, something currently limited to contiguous countries, such as Canada and Mexico. One might imagine that such an idea states the obvious, but common sense isn’t all that common anymore. Whether or not anything at all happens in DC, regardless of the conviction, remains to be seen. We’re not holding our breath.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce a legislative package that would change the country’s asylum laws in an effort to stem the influx of migrants crossing the southern border.

The South Carolina Republican revealed his immigration plan during an interview Sunday.

“I’m tired of talking about this problem. I want to fix it. I think all Americans should want both parties to fix this problem,” Graham told Fox News. “The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border, now it’s time to have a legislative solution. You need to change our laws for this to stop, so I’ll be introducing a package — and hopefully with Democratic support — that will change our asylum laws. Ninety percent of the people apply for asylum never make it, so the standard needs to change.”

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Graham said he plans to put together the legislative package once Congress returns to Washington, D.C., from recess on April 29. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Graham helms, will then mark up the measure, he said.

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Big govt, Courts, Issues, Politics

Judge: Girls Have no Rights to “Visual Bodily Privacy”

The rights of some are more equal than others according to a district judge involved in the latest case of forcing transgender “rights” in America’s public schools. According to Judge Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, allowing biological boys to use biological girls’ bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms can proceed because girls have no rights to “visual bodily privacy.” In his opinion, “bodily privacy” only refers to being physically touched, not gawked at. “[S]o far, the right not to be seen unclothed by the opposite sex is not on the Supreme Court’s list,” the judge wrote. The lawsuit comes in the wake of a 2016 determination by the district to allow boys claiming to be female to use the girls’ locker rooms in order to stop the Obama Department of Education from nixing its $6 million in federal funding. If the Left prevails, all of us will eventually be liberated from our bodies, free to do whatever we want, whenever, and with/to whomever. Sounds like a perfect paradise [insert dripping sarcasm].

Here’s more from World Tribune…

While allowing a lawsuit to proceed against an Illinois school district which allows transgender students to use the facilities of their choice, a federal judge threw out the student-plaintiffs’ argument that they have the right to “bodily privacy,” saying that right refers to physically being touched by others, “not visual bodily privacy.”

Judge Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against Chicago Township High School District 211, which adopted the Obama-era transgender policy permitting boys claiming to be female to use the girls’ bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms.

The judge informed the girls who are suing the school district, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), that, “[s]o far, the right not to be seen unclothed by the opposite sex is not on the Supreme Court’s list.”

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Ohio Gov Signs Landmark Heartbeat Bill

The “heartbeat bill” was finally signed into law by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) Thursday after being vetoed twice by self-proclaimed pro-life former Governor John Kasich. The legislation will protect unborn babies at around six weeks gestation from abortion except when the life of the mother is at risk. Kasich had cited legal expenses as a reason for not signing previous versions of this legislation. Surprising no one, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is promising to sue. The bill joins similar bills in other states that promise court challenges in the coming months as a direct affront to Roe v. Wade.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Pro-lifers in Ohio are celebrating having a “real” pro-life representative in the governor’s mansion after Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, signed a so-called “heartbeat bill” into law on Thursday — legislation that was twice vetoed by allegedly pro-life former Governor John Kasich.

“The signing of this bill today is consistent with that respect for life and the imperative to protect those who cannot protect themselves,” DeWine said before signing the bill, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The legislation protects unborn babies with beating hearts, which can be detectable at around six weeks gestation, from the fatal procedure of abortion.

The bill, which includes an exception for the life of the mother, was introduced to the House on Tuesday and signed by the governor by 3:30 p.m. local time on Thursday.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

AOC Defends Omar, Mocks War Hero

Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just keeps the idiotic statements coming. This time she rushed to the defense of fellow idiot Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is already facing furious backlash for minimizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.” In good Lefty fashion, AOC not only mocked war vet Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) but pulled the victim card, tweeting that criticism of herself and Omar “is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color.” She also slammed the New York Post for its ultimate takedown of Omar by posting her “some people did something” over the iconic image of the 9/11 Twin Tower post-crash inferno. Kudos to the Post for the AOC reality check.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued to go to bat for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) on Thursday after Omar trivialized the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something,” claiming that she and Omar were both victims of the political Right.

Ocasio-Cortez, who defended Omar by mocking war hero Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) on Twitter, also falsely claimed that criticism of her and Omar “is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color.”

“The levels to which Republican and conservative groups, whether they are official party apparatuses, sending out emails, calling me and others domestic terrorists, or whether it’s Ruppert Murdoch and the New York Post printing on the front page to circulate all around New York City an image that is incredibly upsetting and triggering for New Yorkers that were actually there and were actually in the radius that woke up one morning or were in their schools and didn’t know if they were going to see their parents at the end of the day, to elicit such an image for such a transparently and politically motivated attack on Ilhan,” Ocasio-Cortez rambled.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Dems Target Black Babies for Segregation-Abortion

Ohio Democrat Representative Janine Boyd is targeting black babies with a detectable heartbeat for abortion. Her amendment to a heartbeat bill before the legislature states that “African-American women shall be exempt from the requirements in sections 2919.192 to 2919.196 of the Revised Code.” Boyd defended the deliberate race-based lack of protection for black babies in slavery terms, saying: “I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were considered like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves….” Mark Harrington, president of the pro-life group Created Equal, responded: “To suggest that only African-American babies with detectable heartbeats should be killed in Ohio is shocking racism not befitting of a representative of the Ohio House.” Indeed. The Democratic Party has become the party of radical liberation…but only for humans already born.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

On Tuesday, a Democrat in the Ohio House of Representatives tried to remove protections for black babies in the heartbeat bill currently before the legislature. She argued that allowing black mothers to kill their unborn babies even if their babies have a detectible heartbeat would help America move beyond the dehumanizing legacy of slavery. This argument is painfully ironic, since by making it, the Democrat dehumanized the black babies in the womb — on the basis of race.

Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) filed an amendment stating that “African-American women shall be exempt from the requirements in sections 2919.192 to 2919.196 of the Revised Code.”

She defended the amendment in terms of reversing the legacy of slavery.

“I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were considered like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves,” Boyd testified on Tuesday. “I consider how many masters raped their slaves.

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Big govt, Politics

AOC: Climate Change Causing Migrant Crisis

Ever desperate to portray fictional climate change as a national security crisis, socialist celebutante Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is blaming “global warming” for the illegal immigrant invasion at the U.S.-Mexico border. AOC tweeted: “The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants. But have you ever noticed they never talk about what’s causing people to flee their homes in the first place? Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.” Unfortunately for the open borders Left, “it’s too hot outside” doesn’t qualify as a legitimate excuse for asylum in the U.S.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed climate change is a “major factor” of the global migrant crisis after earlier suggesting that the United States would have “blood on our hands” if legislation is not passed to tackle climate change.

“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” the freshman congresswoman tweeted on Tuesday. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place?

“Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”

But for many migrants traveling from Central America, violent crime and extreme poverty are the driving forces of migration.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Beto Start Over?

Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign is showing signs of flailing about as much as his arms. The failed Senate candidate shot off from the fund-raising starting line raking in a cool $6.1 million in a day but has since been bested by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is not actually a candidate…yet. What’s more is that Beto appears to be high-centered among the now 18-strong gaggle of Democrats vying to oust Trump. Even more ominous may be the signs that Beto is failing miserably in the Midwest, as he veers further Left in his rhetoric with newcomer Mayor Pete Buttigieg the newest recipient of the media’s drooling. All in all, Beto could likely become just another political obituary in the cemetery of heir apparents that never got past Iowa. Time will tell.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Beto O’Rourke’s campaign to be president started out well enough, but things haven’t exactly taken off as expected for the former Member of Congress and once-failed Senate candidate from Texas.

O’Rourke’s fundraising began with a bang; the candidate, who had never before launched a national campaign, raised $6.1 million in under 24 hours, besting a previous record set by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). But unlike Sanders, O’Rourke’s numbers haven’t gone up since he announced his interest in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and according to Politico, he’s mired in the middle of the pack, competing against only second-string candidates.

Sanders is “far ahead” in both polling and fundraising (though he’s still running several points behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t even entered the race yet), and O’Rourke is now trailing South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who quickly supplanted O’Rourke as the young upstart Democratic “golden child,” raising an impressive $7 million in just a few days on the stump, and drawing much larger crowds and much more media attention.

 

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