Big govt, Issues, Politics

Texas Governor Signs “Save Chick-fil-A” Bill

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott defended Christian business owners from the Left’s rabid animosity by signing the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law on Monday. “This legislation applies to all Texans equally,” Fort Worth Republican Representative Matt Krause told Fox News. The new law prevents the government from unfavorably targeting businesses or individuals for contributing to religious organizations and was fast-tracked after the San Antonio City Council prevented a Chick-fil-A from opening a location due to Leftist outrage over its donations to organizations for traditional marriage. We expect this bill will become a model for similar legislation around the country, as the Left’s war on Christianity continues to escalate.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community.

Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but he had signaled his support through a tweet a few weeks ago, DallasNews.com reported.

On May 20, Abbott tweeted a picture of a Chick-fil-A soft drink in front of a laptop showing a news article with the headline “’Save Chick-fil-A’ bill heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk” and wrote, “So. What are the odds I’ll sign the Chick-fil-A bill? I’ll let you know after dinner.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Google Emails: “Hatred of Christians and Conservatives”

Conservative author, filmmaker, and lawyer Mike Cernovich revealed to Breitbart News that Google internal emails obtained through a discovery process related to an anti-discrimination lawsuit proves anti-Christian and conservative hatred throughout the company’s communications. Cernovich told host Alex Marlow that the findings were “fantastic news and a huge legal development.” “It’s very, very rare to get that kind of look under the hood at Google, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen in this case.” This suit may very well blow the doors open to the massive anti-conservative, anti-Christian censorship by the Silicon Left, and it’ll be long overdue.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Author, filmmaker, and lawyer Mike Cernovich said that a review of Google’s internal emails via the discovery process in an ongoing anti-discrimination lawsuit against the company will reveal its hatred of Christians and conservatives throughout its organization. He offered his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Marlow invited Cernovich’s comments on the latest developments in the aforementioned anti-discrimination class action lawsuit filed against Google.

“This is actually fantastic news and a huge legal development,” replied Cernovich. “Maybe a lot of people don’t realize what discovery is. Discovery is a process whereby a lawyer is allowed to go through every email that Google has sent and received internally.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

DOJ Gives Congress “Spying” Details

The Justice Department handed over more “spying” details to Congress on Monday concerning the Deep State’s targeting of the 2016 Trump campaign. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote in a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees that “The Department has made existing office space in Washington available for this work” and that it will “be funded out of the U.S. Attorney’s Salaries and Expenses appropriation.” Per the letter, Attorney General William Barr’s personnel are officially setting up shop to conduct a “broad in scope and multifaceted” review “intended to illuminate open questions regarding the activities of U.S. and foreign intelligence services as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals.” In other words, the fit’s about to hit the shan.

Here’s more from The Hill…

The Justice Department on Monday offered more details to Congress on the investigation that Attorney General William Barr ordered into the intelligence collection on the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.

In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said that the inquiry is being primarily conducted by U.S. attorney John Durham out of Justice Department offices in Washington, D.C.

Boyd wrote that Durham, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut, is receiving assistance from a “number of U.S. Attorney’s Office personnel and other Department employees.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Dems Descend on Iowa

Iowa is getting stampeded by 2020 Democrats hoping to woo its voters. Except for Joe Biden-the party’s leading contender-who plans to visit the state after his rivals are finished fighting for his polling scraps. Candidates overwhelming (or underwhelming in many cases) Iowans over the weekend included Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Corey Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Delaney, and John Hickenlooper, among others. With days left before the debate season kicks off, we’re itching to watch the circle firing squad begin. As of now, our money is on Dirty Uncle Joe, the grab-master of the circus.

Here’s more from Yahoo News…

A small crowd clustered around Beto O’Rourke in Des Moines on Saturday, after the presidential hopeful ran a 5K as part of the city’s LGBT Pride celebrations. Terry Eason, who’d just completed the race, turned to a friend and asked, “It’s Beto, Beto O’Rourke, is that right?”

“I wasn’t sure who he was, because there are so many of them,” said Eason, a retired teacher from nearby Waukee, Iowa.

Iowa, the first-in-the nation caucus state, is hosting 19 presidential hopefuls this weekend for its annual Hall of Fame celebration, a fundraiser for the state Democratic Party in Cedar Rapids on Sunday.

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Immigration, Politics

Trump’s Tariff Threats Working Already

Mexico has finally blocked a 1,000-strong caravan of illegal immigrants en route to the unsecured U.S.-Mexico border just days after President Trump threatened a series of escalatory tariffs against our southern neighbor. According to a report by the Associated Press, hundreds of migrants agreed to go to a Mexican migrant detention center after being confronted by about 200 Mexican police, though others resisted and fled into the forest to evade arrest. A Mexican delegation has met with White House officials ahead of President Trump’s June 10 deadline for Mexico to do its part or face a 5% tariff (to escalate to 25% by October) on all Mexican goods imported into the U.S. In other words, Trump was right: money talks.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Mexico apprehended about 1,000 migrants after President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on the country over its lax border policies.

About 200 Mexican military police intercepted the caravan walking north along a highway in southern Mexico on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The migrants told officers they planned to travel to the U.S. and claim asylum.

Some migrants resisted and others fled into the forest on either side of the highway, but the vast majority of those in the caravan complied with orders from Mexican officials. Hundreds of migrants agreed to go to a migrant detention center.

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Big govt, Politics

California City Attempts Chick-Fil-A Boycott

A San Mateo County official in California is pulling out all the bureaucratic red tape that he can to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening in Redwood City because its Christian founders support traditional marriage. San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa is specifically hoping to prevent the restaurant chain from obtaining an “architectural permit” and justifying his effort thus: “When people think of the Chick-fil-A logo–what they think of is anti-LGBTQ.” San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission member Craig Wiesner, on the other hand, does not believe that city officials should be blocking the restaurant from opening but rather public outrage.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Another city has taken up the torch in the Left’s ongoing quest to hound fast-food giant Chick-fil-A.

“A San Mateo County official is pushing to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening up in Redwood City,” reports CBS Local news. “The McDonald’s restaurant on Whipple could soon be tuning into a Chick-fil-A, making it the chain’s 13th restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa told reporters he is seeking to prevent the restaurant from obtaining an “architectural permit” due to its founder, Dan Cathy, previously expressing support for traditional marriage and for donating funds to pro-marriage groups.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Biden Abandons Hyde Amendment

During the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta on Thursday, Joe Biden abandond his pro-life principles in the wake of 24 hours of criticism from within his increasingly pro-death party. NBC News correspondent Mike Memoli noted that Biden abandoned the teleprompter when making the comment that the current culture makes it impossible for him to continue supporting the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion, but is being portrayed by the Left as an attack on the constitutional rights of poor and minority women. Biden, who allegedly is devoutly Catholic, is the latest to support the “no pro-lifers allowed” policy of the Democratic Party.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment Thursday after facing intense backlash from within his own party.

Biden, while speaking in Atlanta, first reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade.

He was noted saying the following at the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta, Georgia:

But then he took things a step further, saying that the current culture made it impossible for him to continue to support such an amendment.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

YouTube to Ban “Hateful” Videos

Google-owned YouTube announced on Wednesday that it will ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those promoting “conspiracy theories.” “Today, we’re taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.” According to YouTube, “[I]t will take time for our systems to fully ramp up and coverage will gradually expand over the next several months.” The move comes after the video platform saw fit to “de-monetize” conservative Steven Crowder’s viral comedy show following complaints that his jokes were offensive and not PC. In short, the “Left Valley” continues censorship of conservative voices with draconian criteria for what is considered inoffensive.

Here’s more from Yahoo News…

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

The announcement by the Google-owned video-sharing platform was the latest of a series of tech industry moves to filter out hateful and violent content, which have spurred calls for tougher regulation.

“YouTube has always had rules of the road, including a longstanding policy against hate speech,” a company statement said.

“Today, we’re taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.”

 

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Christopher Steele to Meet with U.S. Officials

In a sudden about-face, former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele–best known for the “golden showers” dossier facilitating the collusion delusion–will meet with U.S. officials in London. Purportedly, the meeting is to discuss his relationship with the FBI. Steele has previously refused to meet with U.S. intelligence officials and the House Intelligence Committee, though whether or not this meeting is strictly “voluntary” is not very clear from media reports thus far. If he reveals pertinent details, the upcoming report from the Inspector General could gain all the more clout before unraveling the Deep State’s coup.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to The Sunday Times, former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who was responsible for the infamous Trump “golden showers” dossier, will meet with U.S. investigators in London to speak of his relationship with the FBI.

Steele has been adamantly refusing to meet with U.S. intelligence officials; the House Intelligence Committee, which was examining the origins of the dossier when it was under Republican control last year, requested for him to meet with them, but he would not. In the Senate, Senate Intelligence Chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has been trying for two years to interview Steele; that has not eventuated.

The Hill reported:

Republicans have long alleged it was Steele’s dossier that improperly led to an FBI inquiry, which ultimately morphed into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Barr May Have Finished IG FISA Abuse Report

Attorney General William Barr may be ready to unleash a bombshell report on the Deep State from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, detailing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses against the 2016 Trump campaign. “Sources are telling me it may now have already been handed to the attorney general,” revealed Sean Hannity on Monday. Barr has previously said he expected Horowitz to complete the investigation in late May or early June. Hannity’s sources just last month claimed the investigation was “done and it’s devastating.” If this isn’t a nothing burger [see Mueller Report], Trump’s reelection odds are north of 80%.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Fox News host Sean Hannity said Attorney General William Barr may already have the Justice Department inspector general report on the investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.

“Sources are telling me it may now have already been handed to the attorney general,” Hannity said on his Monday evening show.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has not made any public statements about the investigation in months, but Barr said he expected Horowitz to complete the inquiry in late May or early June.

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