June 19, 2019
Here is a story that disgusts on multiple levels. A homeless Seattle man strangled a wheel-chair bound mother after a bleeding heart judge released him without supervision after only nine months in jail for the rape.
From the article:
Superior Court Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps declined to put Carranza-Ramirez on probation or community release, which would have put him under supervision, after he promised to fly to California on Monday and go to Mexico by land, The Seattle Times reported.
The man, who police infuriatingly described as "a white man" despite being from Mexico and named Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, was released with no probation and no supervision, despite efforts by the victim to obtain a restraining order against him. He showed up at the woman's home a few days later with vengeance on his mind:
"He was just at a distance, just like staring at me,” the woman said, KIRO reported. She called 911 to report his violation of the protection order but Carranza-Ramirez ran away.
About 9 p.m. Sunday, Carranza-Ramirez returned as she took her service dog for a walk and attacked her, knocking her out of her wheelchair and choking her, The Seattle Times reported.
She suffered cuts, bruises, seizures and a concussion before a passer-by intervened and Carranza-Ramirez fled, according to the publication.
Advocates for illegal immigrants claim there is no criminal problem with illegal aliens, yet we have had multiple examples of this nature. How much are we willing to tolerate in the interest of feeling good about ourselves as welcoming people?
Also, nine months for raping a woman? That is a vile miscarriage of justice, to put it mildly. The judge in this case should be impeached and removed from the bench.
Handicapped people are a group that has been part of the Democratic coalition, but in that coalition some are more equal than others. The handicapped are less important than illegal aliens, because the alien invaders offer the road to power to the Democrats and a way to fundamentally change America from what it had been, which they think was abhorrent, into a new nation, with new people, ones more easily malleable. So a handicapped mother can be raped and threatened and little is done because she is of less value than the rapist, at least from a politically correct perspective.
House Democrats voted to amend the Civil Rights Act to include "sexual orientation and gender identity” , paving the way for "transgendered" people to sue Christian bakers and whatnot. Oh, and to allow men to compete against women in sporting events.
According to The Daily Caller:
Eight Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the bill, which had unanimous Democratic support.
The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make "sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law.
Among other things, that would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.
As Courtney Kirchoff points out at Louder with Crowder:
The reason rabid feminists chant and screech "Women can do anything men can do” is because, as young women and girls, women are treated to some pretty gross behavior by mean young men and boys. It’s just a fact that girls lack the physical strength of boys. It’s science. But too many nasty boys take that area of physical superiority and apply it across life, telling girls they’re not as good as boys in anything. It’s damaging, it’s terrible, it’s vicious. What results is usually girls who grow into women with chips on their shoulders eager to knock men down. If you ever wondered.
Now Democrats have essentially told girls that men are just as deserving of what belongs to women.
And what happens when girls, who feel sleighted by this usurpation, become radical feminists? They vote Democrat, and reinforce the very "woke" ideology that has screwed them over in the first place. It is an assembly line for Progressivism.
Boys who think they are girls are no such thing. They have greater muscle mass, are quicker and stronger. Whenever "transgendered" compete with regular girls they obliterate them. This is patently unfair and unnatural.
It reminds me of the old joke "I can lick any girl in this place"? In the pre-hypersexualized era lick meant beat up, not the current sexual entendre.
What used to be jokes, what used to be something people thought ridiculous and diseased is now beloved and cherished by the Left, and we are told we must accept it, even celebrate it, or we are evil people. Fair is foul and foul is fair.
America is declining faster than Beto O'Rourke's polling numbers.
This is downright silly; a Yahoo News UK article ]darkly warns that Global Warming is going to be the end of fish and chips, along with Brexit.
From the article:
It’s because larger marine species, including cod and haddock, face extinction due to rising water temperatures and a drop in oxygen levels in our seas.
We’ve already been warned a no-deal brexit could lead to a chippy crisis but apparently an indepth research project has revealed the shortage could become permanent.
I guess these brilliant experts don't realize that fish can, uh, swim, and if waters are too warm they will simply go where it is cooler. Oh, and there is little warming in the seas, according to Argo probes. Oh, and we haven't had any statistically significant planetary warming since 1995, anyway.
They go on to quote a "physioechologist" which is likely code for an activist who claims Antarctic sea life is shrinking because of declining oxygen levels. First, Antarctic sea life has little to do with fish and chips.which are species found in the north. Second, global warming is NOT causing a decline in ocean oxygen; that is just plain dopey. Increased oxygen ultimately produces more plankton, which increases the oxygen supply in the ocean. Yes, sometimes a bloom depletes oxygen in an overly dense locale, but that is not an ocean-wide thing.
These people have completely gone off the rails.
Notice how they link these things together; Global Warming is tied to Brexit. The Left created this thing for political ends, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool or liar or ignorant.
Alexandria Occluded Cortex compares the invasion on our southern border to the Nazi Holocaust.
"I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again' means something, and the fact that concentration are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing," she continued.
Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: "The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it" pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019
Yeah; all those Jews came pouring into Nazi Germany from all over the world and then were put into concentration camps.
This dim witted woman can't see the difference between people trying to get IN and people trying to get OUT.
This is what passes for leadership these days.
June 18, 2019
William Tisaby, the former lead investigator for St. Louis District Attorney Kim Gardner in her successful witchunt to bag Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, has been indicted for perjury.
According to the Kansas City Star:
Gardner charged Greitens with invasion of privacy.
But the charge was dropped when Greitens’ defense team accused Tisaby of perjury and said it planned to call Gardner at trial as a witness.
Tisaby was hired and payed with public funds despite the fact that Gardner had full access to St. Louis police detectives. She didn't want a public paper trail of what she was doing. Tisaby withheld evidence, altered testimony, and perjured himself in court. He was just the tip of the iceberg.
The article continues:
During his deposition, Tisaby said he would return to his hotel room over a two-hour lunch break to check his laptop for notes and reports. Upon returning, he first said he checked his laptop, then he said he didn’t have his laptop.
He also stated he did not talk to Gardner during the break. However, over the course of at least seven phone calls, including conference calls with others, the two were on the phone for at least 34 minutes of the two-hour lunch break, according to the indictment.
Kim Gardner herself was on a vendetta to take out Greitens, who was certainly pervy but not guilty of any crime. In fact, the whole case rested on a picture of the woman Greitens was accused of illicitly photographing, and it turned out the Prosecution did not have any such photo. But it didn't stop Gardner from pushing forward - and not telling the defense in Discovery. Gardner personally met with the "victim" who had been having an ext extra-marital affair with then candidate Greitens, to convince the woman to cooperate in charging the Republican Governor. They met in a sleazy motel in Illinois to discuss the case, in violation of ethical and legal standards.
Governor Greitens, faced with impeachment by his own party, resigned from office. He had an agreement that he would resign and in return would not pursue any sorts of ethics charges against the prosecturor. But nothing was said about Tisaby.
I wrote about the gross legal violations of the Dlistrict Attorney and her stooge at American Thinker at the time. See here for the article.
While Greitens may be restricted in going after Gardner, there is no reason why another prosecutor - or a grand jury - can't. Gardner belongs in prison. She ran because she was angry black criminals were going to jail, and she was one of George Soros' Prosecuting Attorneys Project beneficiaries.
Rachel Dolezol, the phony black woman, has now "come out" as lesbian.
Am I the only one who thinks Rachel will turn herself into any sort of minority to get ahead? Maybe she'll claim to be a Bigfoot next, or start walking on her hands like that Kurdish family in Turkey.
She is where Progressivism will take us.
President Trump has announced ICE would begin removing illegal aliens and stop the salutary neglect that has been the operating principle for the U.S. toward those who are already here illegally.
As Judson Phillips points out, the article claims there are twelve million illegal aliens in this country when in fact the number is closer to thirty million.
I doubt this policy change will see the light of day, as the Democrats will no doubt turn to an Obama-appointed judge to impose a restraining order on DHS.
From the Reuters article:
The agreement, which included Mexico pledging to deploy National Guard troops to stop Central American immigrants from reaching the U.S. border, averted a Trump threat to hit Mexican imports with tariffs.
Trump also said in the tweet that Guatemala "is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement."
Read the byline at the end; it's instructive.
June 16, 2019
The U.S. is playing a very dangerous game with the Russians.
It seems we have been hacking the Russian power grid.
From the article:
The Russians are at least as competent as we in doing this sort of hacking, and our grid would be easier as we have an open system more readily accessed. Oh, and security is lousy here. And America is dependent on electricity in ways the Russians can exploit that we never could with them. How far will this go? I wouldn't want to find out.
The nerve of the Left never ceases to amaze me.
Take this as a prime example.
Move On was started as a website dedicated to stopping the impeachment of Bill Clinton. In fact, the name Move On was predicated on their call to move on from the scandal.
So now what do the folks at Move On want to do? Impeach Donald Trump.
From the Breitbart article:
Participants and hosts are provided with sample chants and signs on the website including some printable designs. The site even provides a "People’s Impeachment Guide.” Videos provide training in dealing with event situations, bird dogging elected officials, and how to run an effective livestream.
MoveOn describedt the intention behind the event: "Donald Trump’s abuses of our communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment.”
Potential participants are instructed that there will be follow-up plans after the one day event is over. Organizers describe reasons for impeachment moves on a FAQ page that discusses why they support impeachment despite odds it will stall in the U.S. Senate, whether Vice President Mike Pence is a greater threat as next in line to replace the president, and why they continue to herald claims against the president in relation to Russia and the 2016 election.
The Mueller Report did not find any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the President, and yet Move On refuses to move on. The hypocrisy is astonishing. Clinton WAS guilty, and was convicted in a court of law. (He pled guilty to witness tampering and perjury and was heavily fined and had to surrender his law license - a punishment doled out by a former student of his.) Trump is guilty of nothing, yet the rabid Left want to impeach him for non-crimes. You have to have crimes to impeach, knuckleheads.
The Feds have arrested nearly 1,700 pervs in a sting on kiddy porn and the sexual abuse of minors.
In an operation called Broken Heart the DOJ put a dent in child molestation. Kudos on Attorney General William Barr for taking this step!
Question; why did it take so long for anyone to act?
June 15, 2019
There are no women priests in the Catholic Church.
Why, you ask? Because Christ did not choose any women as apostles, and the Catholic Church has always taken that to mean He di not want women in the top echelons of the Church. Jesus had disciples who wee women; Mary Magdalen comes to mind. But He did not make them apostles, so the Catholic church does not make women priests.
This fact must be kept in mind when reading this article. An auxiliary Bishop in Chile was forced to resign after he made this very point, saying that there were no women at the Last Supper and the Church has to respect thata.
From the article:
The archdiocese of Santiago did not specify the reasons for Irarrazaval’s departure in its statement, but said the pope had accepted the bishop’s resignation "in favour of unity and for the good of the church”.
The bishop’s short tenure began with a television interview in May, in which he said there were no women seated at the table at the Last Supper and that "we have to respect that”.
The comments sparked a backlash among women’s groups and critics of the church in Chile at a time when confidence in church leadership in the once staunchly Catholic nation has plummeted.
So, a bishop is removed for proclaiming Catholic teaching. The Catholic Church needs to stanbd her ground. This Bishop's resignation was unquestionably demanded by his superioors in the Church, which is outrageous given he was simply telling the faithful what the Church itself teaches. This is a disgrace.
The Catholic Church is suffering from schizophrenia. On the one hand they try to cling to the Biblical precepts and apostolic teachings, but on the other they want to be loved as the hip, cool parent, and seek to please the modernists. You can't have it both ways. Either the Church remains on a solid footing or it morphs into a progressive social club.
What it cannot do is walk the line. It's like walking down the center of a road; you are going to get hit.
In the Book of Revelations, Jesus addresses the Church at Laodecia. He says "you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were hot or cold, but as you are neither i will spew you from my mouth." Catholicism has become like the Church of Laodecia.
Pope Francis - whose job is primarily saving souls from Hell - is calling for a carbon tax to stop global warming, an urban legend.
According to Reuters:
In an address to energy executives at the end of a two-day meeting, he also called for "open, transparent, science-based and standardised" reporting of climate risk and a "radical energy transition" away from carbon to save the planet.
Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming, and to spur investment in low-carbon technology.
First, the Pope has no background in science and his judgment is merely personal opinion. Second, his job is saving souls, not saving the planet from industrial civilization. He is overstepping his authority here.
If Francis spent any time doing what he should be doing - openly teaching Catholic doctrine, calling for repentance from Sin, etc - instead of sticking his nose into a political issue, he would be on solid ground. But this is not his place.
I remember when Francis was asked about homosexuality he replied "who am I too judge". Catholic doctrine calls homosexuality a mortal sin, meaning homosexuals go to Hell. That clearly IS something he is supposed to judge. He's unwilling to judge that, but more than happy to judge in this instance. Francis hates capitalism. He's a fool, because more people have suffered poverty and died under socialism than other any other form of economic system. But Francis wants us to reduce our industrial base and doesn't understand that this will make so many people very poor. He often spouts off about a "preferential option for the poor" yet he will make many, many more of them. People die in economic downturns, especially in the Third World. Francis, by his plea to impose carbon taxes, is promoting poverty and death.
He's going to have to answer for that.
Here is a site claiming the Obama Intelligence people hacked a FISA judge's computer.
The article is written by Jim Khouri, a reliable writer.
From the article:
As more and more documents are released or leaked that are exposing the alleged Justice Roberts computer hacking by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has rocked the corridors of power, but appears to be of little interest to the nation’s news people .
The fact that no court has held hearings regarding the obviously fraudulent FISA warrant applications to spy on lower-level Trump campaign worker Carter Page — and by extension other members of President Trump’s team — continues to be ignored by most news organizations who’ve decided changing American is more important than informing Americans.
And there’s more: James Comey’s henchmen at the FBI are proven to have covered it up. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has shown itself to be a hotbed of political treachery and narcissistic behavior.
One of the audio tapes made public by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow revealed that Brennan and Clapper particularly targeted and wiretapped Donald Trump a "zillion times.” Montgomery also contends that the government can plant files such as child pornography or state secrets on a target’s computer, setting up the owner of that device for blackmail or a bogus prosecution.
That hacking system, known as THE HAMMER, according to the audio tapes, accessed the phone calls, emails and bank accounts of millions of ordinary Americans. The tapes also reveal that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court (FISA), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, 156 other judges, members of Congress, and Donald J. Trump were targeted by the Hammer.
I find it interesting that John Roberts - the man who single-handedly rewrote and saved Obamacare - was one of the targets of The Hammer. Shoot, the name itself suggests Obama was going to bring the hammer down on his enemies. Is it any wonder Roberts has become the new Anthony Kennedy on the Court?
Read the entire article; it's an eye-opener.
June 14, 2019
Hillary Clinton's campaign paid a law firm, who paid a foreign agent, who gathered information from foreign nationals to make a demonstrably false "dossier" of allegations that was in turn offered to John McCain who then shopped it to the FBI who then used it to get a FISA warrant, with which they began a covert investigation on Hillary's political opponent - which resulted in nothing.
Adam Schiff was pranked by a couple jackanapes from a foreign power, and was willing to accept "proof" that Trump was doing bad things. I do not recall the transcript of Schiff's call to the FBI.
Trump is, at least, able to cut out the middleman. And is refreshingly honest.
(In regards to his claim he would listen to a foreign agent about a political opponentWhat if the "dirt" is evidence of an actual crime? The chief
executive has a duty as the top law enforcement officer to at least hear out credible evidence. Not seeing the treason here...
A standard that only applies to one team is not a standard, but a weapon.
The osprey here at The Aviary had a discussion about the departure of Sarah Huckabee Sanders from the Administration that readers may find interesting. Here is the thread:
She will be sorely missed.
I am hoping her departure signals the end of the briefings altogether in favor of another, more honest venue.
Dana Mathewson replies:
I'm not sure, however, just how a "more honest" venue can be created, considering that today's press is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party -- unless, like Rush Limbaugh, you believe it's the other way around (and I'm not going to sit here and say that's maybe not the case).
We might just drop the idea of having an officer from the White House giving direct information to the "press" altogether, since the press affects not to believe most of it anyhow. Or the information could be provided in a one-way format -- paper, secure internet, TV screen or whatever, with no questions taken from the press and therefore no chances for people like Jim Acosta to perform his daily act.
I got a kick out of this video and frankly wonder if at least one of the guys (and maybe gals) in the press actually are "hot" for Sarah, like that one dweeb in the video. Strong women do attract that kind of reaction.
Yup. This is kind of what I had in mind: "Or the information could be provided in a one-way format -- paper, secure internet, TV screen or whatever, with no questions taken from the press and therefore no chances for people like Jim Acosta to perform his daily act."
Stop letting the leftist press command the heights.
And when they complain about not being able to ask questions, just say "No questions needed. I'm stating the facts clearly." I was going to say "I'm being perfectly clear" but that harks back too much to Nixon.
If the news is "read" over a TV screen it can also be shown in text.
Tim throws in his 2c:
CNN sued to get Jim Accosta reinstated based on the notion that Freedom of the Press means a right to access. I have little doubt they'd try that if Trump ended the daily briefings.
The way I'd handle it if they did would be to get some janitor to do the briefings. He'd come out with his mop and start doing the floors while they asked him questions, to which he would reply "huh?" That would infuriate them, but would technically meet the requirements. Any way you slice it, I would never give them anything they wanted.
David Dickinson interjects:
There's a rumor that Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's press secretary, may be her replacement.
Probably a good choice. She has experience. But being press secretary for the Big Guy is a lot hotter seat. I hope she, or whoever gets the job, isn't afraid to say "Sit down and shut up" whenever it's necessary.
Many years ago I wrote about the war on beef by the Left. As I pointed out at the time, the Left hated beef for a number of reasons, primarily because they wanted an international standard for diets and because they hated that beef produces less food than a similar amount of effort could produce vegetation. But the real reason is if you can control what people eat you can control the people. Diet is destiny. See Where's the Beef at American Thinker.
Tom DeWeese has written an essay surprisingly similar. Read it here.
From the article:
To bring the cattle industry into line with this world view the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has accepted the imposition of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which is heavily influenced, if not controlled, by the World Wildlife Fund, one of the top three most powerful environmental organizations in the world and a leader in the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), which basically sets the rules for global environmental policy. This is the same World Wildlife Fund that issued a report saying, "Meat consumption is devastating some of the world’s most valuable and vulnerable regions, due to the vast amount of land needed to produce animal feed.” The report went on to say that, to save the Earth, it was vital that we change human consumption habits away from meat. As pointed out earlier, the fact is most land used for grazing isn’t capable of growing crops for food. Further, to have the WWF involved in any part of the beef industry is simply suicidal.
It’s interesting to note that the "Principles for Sustainable Beef Farming,” issued for the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Working Group (SAI), follow the exact guidelines originally presented in the United Nations’ Agenda 21/ Sustainable Development blueprint. Agenda 21 divided these into three categories including, Social Equity, Economic Prosperity and Ecological Integrity. Using almost identical terms, the SAI plan for Sustainable Beef uses the following headings for each section of its plan: Economic Sustainability, Social Sustainability, and Environmental Sustainability.
Under Social Sustainability are such items as Human Rights, Worker Environment, Business Integrity, and Worker Competence (that means that workers are required to have the proper, acceptable sustainable attitudes and beliefs). Under the heading Environmental Sustainability are Climate Change, Waste, and Biodiversity, for the reasons already discussed.
Regulations using these principles impose a political agenda that ignores the fact that smaller, independent cattle growers have proven to be the best stewards of their own land and that for decades have produced the highest grade of beef product in the world. Instead, to continue to produce they will be required to submit to centralized control by regulations that will never end and will always increase in costs and needless waste of manpower.
Read teh whole article; DeWeese is spot on.
This is a long term campaign and has been in the making of rdecades. They ARE coming for your beef, folks.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) demonstrated that she still has a flair for thoroughly pointless grandstanding despite the fact that she can't complete two sentences in a row without stumbling all over herself.Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-Calif.) unloaded on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, accusing the Kentucky Republican of effectively turning the upper chamber into a legislative "graveyard."
The House Democratic leader at her weekly news conference unveiled a poster covered with headstones representing various bills and pieces of legislation that have become stalled in the Senate.
"Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself the 'Grim Reaper,' it's part of his political campaign," Pelosi said at the press conference. "It's part of the pride he takes as leader of the Senate."
"None of these things are going to pass," she continued. "They're not even going to be voted on."
Oh no! Not a poster!
Pelosi laments that McConnell's Senate won't vote on a smorgasbord of far-left bills that have emerged from the new House Democratic/Progressive majority fever-dream.
Full disclosure: I'm a big fan of Congress not doing anything. Yes, we're paying them to be there but the best way to keep from being completely fleeced is to make sure they "help" as little as possible.
All of the legislation that McConnell isn't entertaining was created only to give the leftmedia talking points. The Democrats knew that a Republican Senate wasn't going to dignify the progressive nonsense with serious consideration. This is how bicameral legislatures ruled by opposing parties work.
Read all about it at PJMedia, here https://pjmedia.com/trending/pelosi-upset-that-mcconnell-keeps-killing-lunatic-fringe-progressive-house-bills/ where the author observes that "One of the greatest unexpected byproducts of the Trump era is that Mitch
McConnell discovered a spine that he hadn't previously possessed."
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