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Will Kim Foxx take the 5th?

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By this time, you’ve probably heard that Dan Webb has been appointed as the special prosecutor in the investigation into the entire Jussie Smollett fake hate crime fiasco. As he gets on with his work, it’s anticipated that he will be calling Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in for questioning. Foxx has a lot to answer for, being the person who mysteriously dropped all the charges against Smollett proposed by the grand jury.

Who did she talk to prior to making that decision? Why did she say she recused herself when she really didn’t? At the Chicago Tribune, veteran columnist John Kass is posing a different question, however. It came up during a segment of his podcast, The Chicago Way, while talking to retired judge Sheila O’Brien. Will Foxx take the Fifth? And what happens next if she does?

“You think she’ll take the Fifth?” retired Judge Sheila O’Brien asked on my podcast, “The Chicago Way.”

Stunning questions are often the simplest. I was stunned to the soles of my shoes.

“That’s my question. Does she take the Fifth? Think of it,” O’Brien said. “You’re Kim Foxx now, and you’re thinking, ‘I’ve got to hire a lawyer.’ The county can’t pay for that, I don’t think. Hope not. You’re her lawyer now. What do you do? She has that right. Do you have her take the Fifth?”

According to other lawyers and judges I interviewed, Foxx’s defense attorneys would be sorely tempted to have her take the Fifth, even before a grand jury.

Keep in mind that Foxx is in the middle of running for reelection. Could a State’s Attorney actually plead the Fifth to avoid incriminating herself under oath? Well, obviously she could. Anyone can. But could she still be elected after doing that? Would she even be able to stay in the race with a straight face? Oh, who am I kidding? This is Chicago we’re talking about.

Kass is really focusing on Foxx as the key potential villain in this entire debacle, far more so than Smollett himself. He goes so far as to say he doesn’t care whether or not he goes to jail, calling him “a show pony, a pimple in this drama.” The real crime here, he claims, is the damage done to “the integrity of the justice system in corrupt Cook County.”

I can sympathize with that point of view to a certain degree, but I’m not sure we should be so quick to let Smollett off the hook entirely. He remains the sole person allegedly responsible for the fake police reports and all of the flotsam and jetsam that followed. A grand jury found the case both convincing and serious enough to merit legal charges that could result in jail time.

Yes, it certainly appears that Foxx’s office was up to something odious, cutting deals and making contacts with famous celebrities and people with powerful political connections so their friend wouldn’t end up in jail. But if that’s the case, Smollett didn’t create that problem. He simply cast a national spotlight on it.

Kass goes on to point out that Foxx has made no secret of her hopes to one day replace Dick Durbin in the Senate. Along the way, she has been building relationships and connections with Hollywood stars and prominent politicians including both the Obama clan and Kamala Harris. What becomes of those ambitions if she winds up in front of a grand jury with her hand on a bible, saying she refuses to answer the questions to avoid self-incrimination?

From all of her public statements to date, it certainly appears as if Kim Foxx believes herself to be untouchable, cradled safely in the security of the Chicago Democratic political machine. Perhaps we’ll see that theory put to the test in the weeks to come.

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Now they’re going to try to feed us “eggs” made from plants

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Some day, hopefully long after I’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, I hope you’ll remember that I was the one who tried to warn you about this impending apocalypse. And now it’s at our doors. The socialist vegan hordes who are diligently (and successfully) working to get rid of all the cows and pigs so they can save the planet have a new target in their sights. Chickens. More specifically, they want to replace all of the eggs we eat with “eggs made from plants.” And they’re not joking. The work is already in progress. (Fox Business News)

Impossible Foods’ Sheetal Shah on the company’s partnership with OSI Group in an effort to expand production and the company’s continued efforts to improve the quality and nutrition of its products.

Kroger is adding plant-based egg alternative Just Egg to shelves at 2,100 stores across the country, just as Canadian favorite coffee chain Tim Hortons announced it is testing Just Egg on its menu at select locations.

The product, made from mung bean protein, canola oil, onion puree and turmeric, imitates the taste and texture of real eggs. Tim Hortons joins other fast food chains that are satiating consumers’ cravings for non-animal proteins like plant-based burgers.

So these are “eggs” made from… what was that again? Mung bean protein. Boy howdy, that just makes you want to tie a bib around your neck, pick up a fork and dig in, doesn’t it? The mung bean (also known as Vigna Radiata) is an Asian legume that can apparently be modified by the mad scientists producing all of this garbage so it tastes something like eggs.

Why are they doing this? For your health? Don’t be fooled, kids. All you need to know is why they named the product JUST Egg. Their CEO is quoted as saying, “We believe a just food system starts with breakfast and our partnership with the Kroger family of stores, the largest grocery store chain in the United States, makes JUST Egg accessible to countless consumers in communities around the country,”

The “JUST” stands for “justice.” Raising and eating chickens is wrong in liberal circles and probably is causing global warming or something. (Wait… I thought that was the cow farts?) They want justice for the chickens and now they’re going to start selling fake eggs made from modified mung beans. Just lovely. (Pardon the pun.)

Three tablespoons of this Just Egg product is equivalent to one chicken egg and provides five grams of plant-based protein, according to the company. But what if I don’t want “plant-based protein?” What if I want real protein? And trust me, you’re never going to be able to make a deviled egg out of this stuff.

They’re targeting breakfast now, people. And you know what that means. Next, they’re going to be coming for the bacon. When there are no more cows, pigs or chickens and you’re living on twigs and leaves mixed in with these nightmare science experiment meals, don’t come back crying to me. I’ve been trying to warn you.

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The Impossible Whopper goes nationwide. Plus, a taste test.

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The plot to eliminate cows and end the beef industry is proceeding apace. After a limited release earlier this summer, Burger King has announced that it will be offering the Impossible Whopper, featuring plant-based fake “beef” patties, at all of its American outlets for a limited time starting August 8th. After that full test run, they will decide if the fake beef will become a permanent feature. The anticipated price of the Impossible Whopper is $5.59, roughly one dollar more than the standard Whopper with real beef.

But how do they taste? One member of the Salem family here (who shall remain nameless for their own safety) has already taken the plunge and told me that they’re actually not bad. But for a more detailed analysis, some reporters at Yahoo obtained the new Whoppers and did a side-by-side taste comparison with the beef Whopper. They were clearly more receptive to the idea than I would have been, but here are their results. (Yahoo)

Burger King sent our office early samples of the new sandwiches along with regular Whoppers and, across the board, the Impossible Whopper was well-received. Generally, Impossible Foods has done a decent job of replicating the texture and taste of meat as well as the patties of its various customers (think the thin squares at White Castle versus the Whopper). Sure, when you look extremely closely at the patties, you can tell the difference as the plant-based burger is less dense (fluffier?) than ground beef. It also retains a pleasant brown color that some fast food burgers lose as they give way to a greyer tone on the grill. Inside the Impossible patty, there were spots of pink where the burger was less-cooked which more closely mimicked ordering your Whopper medium-rare.

As for taste, in full hamburger context, both Whoppers were pretty identical. When we tasted the patties themselves, however, we could pick up on the differences. The Impossible burger has a bit more saltiness to it and a smoke flavor appeared to be added in, whereas the beef Whopper has more of the iron-y and charred flavor Impossible’s heme compound is trying to replicate.

So the dining experience wasn’t too bad for them but there were clearly differences. Having a saltier taste along with some fake smoke flavoring doesn’t sound all that appealing, but the company seems to have come close. The Yahoo taste testers also commented on there being some “pink” inside of the burger, reinforcing the fantasy of it being actual beef.

But let’s keep in mind how they achieve that pink look. The fake “blood” they add into the mix for that realistic look is made using genetically modified Leghemoglobin. And as we discussed in the linked article, human beings have never consumed Leghemoglobin as a food source before. Further, Impossible Foods has only done limited safety testing, while the FDA hasn’t approved any independent testing of this chemistry experiment. In fact, they went so far as to remind Impossible Foods that “they had not proven that Leghemoglobin is safe for human consumption.”

And yet somehow there will be Impossible Whoppers available all across the country beginning in a few days. What’s the real goal here? The company has made no secret of their intentions. They’re not just trying to break into the market and turn a profit. Their aim is to reduce meat consumption to save the planet. They’re trying to get rid of the cows. And here I stand like Demosthenes, shouting at the ocean with a mouth full of pebbles while everyone else just lets them get away with it.

Defend your right to real beef, people! Someone has to Keep Cows Great.

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Fake news: Trump slams Fox News poll showing him trailing Biden badly

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I knew he’d start raving about Fox polls this week. It just took a few days longer than expected.

Imagine believing that Fox News, of all people, would rig a scientific poll to *hurt* Trump. Fox’s polling outfit may be the single most respected arm of FNC within the news business; if they were going to trash their reputation for accuracy to put a thumb on the scale in a poll involving POTUS, obviously it wouldn’t be on his opponent’s side of the scale. I doubt even Trump himself thinks there are shenanigans at work here. This is just something he farted out to signal to fans that they should be officially Mad At Fox for publishing news that’s unhelpful to him, whether or not it’s true.

Tonight on “Hannity”: Which arm of the deep state is my own network’s polling bureau working for?

Not all Fox personnel appreciate the criticism:

We’ll see what Shep has to say at 3 p.m. ET. Oh, and contra POTUS, Fox News pollsters didn’t have Trump losing “BIG” to Hillary in 2016. They had the race Clinton 48, Trump 44. The popular vote eventually shook out at Clinton 48, Trump 46. They were practically spot on in gauging national sentiment. Fortunately for POTUS, national sentiment doesn’t matter in a contest of 50 state elections.

Anyway, Team Biden is enjoying his agony. A Quinnipiac poll recently showed Biden up eight points on Trump in Ohio, a state Trump won by eight. That lead is alarming, if unlikely. Now comes today’s Fox poll:

Biden enjoys the largest lead head-to-head with Trump in Fox’s survey but Bernie Sanders also tops him by six points. Interestingly, the two top-tier women candidates don’t fare as well: Trump leads both Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris by a point. In all likelihood those results are less a measure of each candidate’s strength than they are of name recognition. Biden is by far the most well-known of the four, then Bernie via his 2016 run, and then Warren and Harris. All the poll’s really telling us, I think, is that right now voters are very much willing to swap out Trump for a Democrat whom they know and trust and — importantly — who hasn’t sustained any real damage from opponents yet. Obviously Biden’s 10-point lead here won’t hold. All the numbers really mean is that the race begins with undecideds open-minded about making Trump a one-term president.

Speaking of Biden and damage from opponents, he and his team have been … feisty in their comments about Cory Booker and Kamala Harris this week. The latest:

“You can’t be called the architect of mass incarceration and remain quiet,” a Biden ally said. “That’s cruel and personal. That goes against his entire career. You can’t let people say bullsh*t and not respond to it.”

“The gloves are off,” the ally added. “At this point, you have to punch back when someone attacks your record. People want to see him throw a punch. The president is certainly going to come at him hard, so why not start now?”

“I’m not going to be as polite this time,” Biden told donors on Wednesday of next week’s debate. He’s been jabbing at Booker for his record on civil rights as mayor of Newark and head of its problematic police department, and at Harris for dodging on what Medicare for All would do to private insurance and how she plans to pay for it without hiking middle-class taxes. (“Come on! What is this, is this a fantasy world here?”) My favorite counterpunch, though, is from today’s WaPo, in which Biden allies accuse Harris of having betrayed Biden’s dead son Beau:

“I was prepared for them to come after me but I wasn’t prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me,” Biden told CNN. “She knew Beau. She knows me.”

Harris and the younger Biden developed a bond in the early 2010s as fellow state attorneys general in California and Delaware, respectively, strategizing on cases and comparing notes as politically ambitious future Democratic stars.

That fostered a connection between Harris and the elder Biden; the former vice president endorsed her 2016 Senate run, and some Democrats saw the pair as a dream 2020 ticket. But now some in Biden’s camp consider Harris’s surprise attack, and her ongoing critique of his civil rights record, a personal breach.

“I don’t pretend to know what’s in the vice president’s head — I wasn’t surprised that someone came after him,” said one longtime friend of Beau’s who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject. “But I turned to my wife and said, ‘Beau’s flipping in his grave.’”

Is Harris not supposed to try to win lest it desecrate Beau Biden’s memory somehow? Grandpa Joe has a stranglehold momentarily on black voters:

She needs those voters to win. She figured, quite reasonably, that the only way to get black Democrats to question their support for the first black president’s VP is to challenge his civil-rights credentials. So she hit Biden hard on busing. She’s playing for keeps. And old pro Joe Biden, a veteran of more than 10 state and national campaigns, wants people to believe she’s peeing on Beau Biden’s grave because of it. Yeesh.

Anyway, consider Trump’s complaint about the polling from Fox News — Fox News! — a reminder that he’ll absolutely pronounce the result of next year’s election false/rigged if he loses. There’s no fair-and-square “I got beat” outcome here in the offing.

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Report: Epstein tried to hang himself

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The report comes from gossip site Radar Online, so caveat lector.

“Jeffrey did attempt suicide by hanging,” the source told Radar, who first broke the story of Epstein’s suicide attempt.

“He was in the act of trying to take his own life when the guard found him.”

A witness described the infamous inmate as being “blue in the face” and “sprawled out on the floor” while jail staff tended to him…

“It wasn’t staged and he wasn’t attacked by another inmate,” the source insisted.

“Any talk that he did this to get a transfer is also misinformed,” Radar’s source added. I’m skeptical. There are four possibilities here and “staged to get a transfer” is the most convincing.

1. Assassination attempt. The Internet loves a conspiracy and thus the Internet loves this theory, with righties naturally pointing a finger at the Clintons. Bill would potentially have a motive. But it’s mind-bending to think that any powerful Epstein enemy would take the enormous risk of arranging an assassination of Epstein right under law enforcement’s nose and not finish the job. The point is to silence him, right? Then how the hell does Epstein not only survive but escape without serious injury, according to one of the NYT’s sources? And why would the assassin attempt to stage the scene as a hanging (Epstein had “bruising around the neck”) instead of a poisoning? Epstein could have been killed quickly by slipping something toxic into his food and explaining it away afterwards as a suicide arranged by the prisoner himself, with the poison somehow smuggled into the jail. As it is, if someone had tried to choke him or hang him but failed, he almost certainly saw the assassin and can identify him. And there likely would have been a ruckus, alerting guards or other prisoners. Makes no sense.

2. His cellmate did it. Possible. It’s common knowledge how child predators are treated in prison, and Epstein’s cellmate happens to be an ex-cop — a very large, musclebound ex-cop, charged with four counts of murder. Maybe the cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, was so disgusted by Epstein that he couldn’t resist exacting revenge for the kids that were abused. He’s (allegedly) capable of homicide, he seems to have the sheer mass needed to overpower his victim, and he might have had a motive. Who among us wouldn’t want to wring Jeffrey Epstein’s neck? But then we come back to the central mystery: How’d Epstein survive without serious injury? If Tartaglione had subdued him to the point of leaving him on the ground in the fetal position, as reports last night claimed, he almost certainly could have finished him off. By not doing so, he left Epstein alive and available to testify against him on an attempted murder charge. As Ed said this morning, why would a guy like Tartaglione who’s fighting the murder charges against him choose to flush his defense down the toilet by taking Epstein out? If in fact Tartaglione caused Epstein’s injuries, it seems far more likely that they had a fight and Tartaglione simply wanted to send a message to him rather than do him real harm.

3. Legit suicide attempt. That’s what Radar says but I don’t buy it. This subhuman has spent 40 years talking himself out of trouble for serial sexual predation of children. Literally his entire adulthood has taught him that he can buy his way out of anything, including a previous conviction for sex offenses involving minors. Ain’t no earthly way that Jeffrey Epstein is about to throw in the towel this early in the new process, when his well-paid lawyers haven’t yet had a crack at the prosecution and when Epstein (presumably) hasn’t yet explored what sort of deal he might get from the feds in exchange for spilling the beans on all of his other high-society pedo pals. A man who believes he can operate in the world with impunity won’t be disabused of that belief just because he’s been charged with a crime. If Epstein’s going to try to kill himself, it’ll happen after he’s sentenced, not before.

Which brings us to:

4. He staged the suicide attempt to get a transfer. It’s the only viable explanation, by process of elimination. And it’s understandable under the circumstances. Per Gothamist, the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Epstein is housed has been described as a “gulag” with “filthy conditions, vermin infestations, substandard medical care, and violence and abuse at the hands of guards.” The last time Epstein was in prison, he had work-release privileges and the deputies assigned to watch him were basically treated as a personal security detail. Of course he hates it at MCC and wants out. A fake suicide attempt would be one way potentially to make it happen. And it would answer the central question of why Epstein suffered no serious injury. It was all for show.

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Smollett: On second thought, it was all those two brothers’ fault

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Perhaps the Chicago Way isn’t quite as impenetrable any more as it’s seemed over the past century or so. Once State Attorney Kim Foxx and her friends managed to make Jussie Smollett’s problems go away for him and seal all the records, that looked like the end of the story. But since that time, a new judge has ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the case and, if justified, bring new charges against Smollett. Given the amount of national attention focused on the case, it began to appear as if there was a certain level of embarrassment that even Chicago couldn’t tolerate.

But don’t count Smollett out just yet. His attorneys were back in court this week, “respectfully requesting” that the order to appoint a special prosecutor be vacated and, failing that, no new charges against their client be allowed. (Daily Wire)

Former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett filed a motion Friday requesting that the court nullify an order last month assigning a special prosecutor to look into the handling of his case after its sudden dismissal by embattled State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

“Jussie Smollett, by his attorneys, Geragos & Geragos, respectfully requests that this Court grant his Motion, vacate the June 21, 2019 Order, and deny the Petition to Appoint a Special Prosecutor,” reads the filing submitted by his attorneys, Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian, as reported by Deadline Friday…

In another passage of the filing highlighted by Deadline, Smollett’s lawyers state that if their request to drop the prosecutor altogether is denied, they want the scope of the investigation to be narrowed.

In the second section of the filing, Smollett’s attorneys ask that “the Court modify the June 21, 2019 Order to clarify that the special prosecutor may investigate and prosecute potential misconduct only, and may not further prosecute Mr. Smollett for the charges that were previously brought and dismissed against him.”

Translating that from lawyer-speak to English, Smollett’s legal team is first asking that Judge Michael Toomin be overruled and that no new investigation into either Smollett and Kim Foxx dredge up all this unpleasantness again. But if they can’t agree to drop it entirely, they would like assurances in advance that Foxx and her office will take the fall entirely and nobody will come around pestering Smollett for faking the “hate crime” that started this entire mess in the first place.

Just to add a bit more sauce for the goose, Smollett’s attorneys are once again laying the entire blame for the incident on Ola and Abel Osundairo, the two Nigerian brothers who staged the “attack” as well as offering the possibility of a third, as yet unknown conspirator who may have helped them.

You almost have to give Smollett and his legal team credit for some unmitigated gall. The new investigation isn’t even up and running yet and they’re trying to either shut it down or force the court to give them assurances in advance that the actor won’t be charged. Does Smollett really think he has that kind of pull? I’d assumed that they would try claiming some sort of double jeopardy situation leaving the state without any new charges to bring. But asking for a complete Stay Out of Jail Free card before the ball even gets rolling takes some serious chutzpah.

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Forget lab-grown meat. Here comes lab-grown milk

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It used to be that I was just fretting over the idea of the vegan barbarians being at the gate with their plans to wipe out the cows and force us all to live on a diet of twigs and leaves. But in less time than even I could have imagined, the gates have fallen. The hordes are inside the city walls and they’ll be hauling all of the cows away presently.

How do we know? The replacement of beef with genetically modified soy proteins was only the first phase of their plan. You see, even if you put an end to the sale of steaks, burgers and tasty ribs, people still need cows for milk. And since the end goal is to eliminate the cows, that’s a problem. Or at least it was. The mad scientists are at it again and they’re ready to start mass production of milk produced in a laboratory rather than a bovine. (Bloomberg)

The U.S. is the single largest exporter of whey products, with estimated sales of $10 billion last year. BCC Research said the category will grow by 6% annually through 2023. But for all its popularity, all that whey still comes from cows, a fact increasingly seen as a liability for climate- and health-conscious dairy and protein lovers.

Ryan Pandya saw an opportunity in this consumer conundrum. He wants to be the first to market a non-animal whey protein through his San Francisco area-based company, Perfect Day. Like other food startup founders, Pandya and partner Perumal Gandhi are both vegan. Rather than forego the taste of real cheese and dairy for poor vegan substitutes, the pair decided to invent their own version of the real thing. The startup focused on the well-worn food path of microbial fermentation—harnessing custom yeast and bacteria to grow the proteins that make milk taste like milk.

And there you have it. They’re producing the protein whey (found in actual milk, cheese, and other dairy products) using the process of “microbial fermentation.” Similar to the fake, laboratory-grown meat we’ve already discussed, they’re genetically modifying yeast to get them to produce a plant-based version of the protein and ferment it in large quantities. Then you just strap it to a table during a lightning storm and you’ve got “milk.”

You can see how the people involved in this movement aren’t even trying to hide their intentions anymore. In one quote directly from that report we are told, “industrial cattle husbandry is bad for the planet. Studies show it to be a key culprit in the climate crisis and a source of localized environmental damage.” I’d like to say I warned you (because I did), but this is what it’s all been about from the beginning. The vegans want to eliminate meat eating by wiping out the cows.

But I have news for them. You’re going to have a harder time attacking the dairy market. You see, while the cool kids keep buying the stuff, there is no such thing as almond milk. Soy “milk” is not milk. Nothing coming from plants is “milk” because plants don’t have teats. You can drink cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or sheep’s milk. It’s all good because all of that is actually milk and we turn it into cheese and all sorts of other products. Your GMO monstrosity is not “milk.”

Don’t let them win, people. Support truth in marketing laws forbidding them from calling these products “meat” or “milk” or “cheese.” And keep buying real food. Otherwise, you’ll wake up one morning and all the cows will be gone. Do you really want to live in that world?

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Mini AOC Is Back and She’s Just as Upset About Things as the Real AOC

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It’s kind of sad when a young girl can show up Saturday Night Live in her mockery of the Democrat’s de-facto leader, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Nothing is more ripe for satire than someone who takes themselves way too seriously, and the fact that a child is doing the job comedians should be doing is a sad telling of the state of affairs in our society.

Thankfully, the child is good at it.

As you’ve likely seen by now, AOC was at the border looking beyond upset as she watched border patrol agents mistreat migrant children and heard them like cattle into horrible conditions.

What she saw was horrific, it was cruel, it was unjustifiable.

It was just an empty parking lot.

Superb.

The young girl known as Mini-AOC, popular for her videos mimicking the democratic socialist sweetheart is back and is also super upset. As you can see, she too is distraught over the closure of her neighborhood park. She too has uploaded pictures so you can see her unbelievable sadness.

In an age where outrage is the name of the game, nothing pleases me more than to watch mockery make a comeback. Nothing deserves it more than AOC’s sad attempt at faux outrage and ginned up emotion, and Mini-AOC might be the best person running in terms of mocking the congresswoman. Sure, we can prove her wrong and make snarky comments, but Mini-AOC is the best satire account going that mocks her.

At least until Twitter shuts her down for violating some nebulous community standard.

Until that time, I hope to see way more out of Mini-AOC.

 

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AOC Shares Shots of Herself at the Border in Tone Deaf Display

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While Democrats continue to hold up funding and keep CBP hostage as they attempt to handle the massive influx in illegal immigration, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing what’s really important.

Namely, she’s sharing glamour shots of herself from the border, some showing her head in her hand, others staring deeply into the camera.

Don’t kid yourself. These are completely staged and this photographer didn’t just happen to catch these on the fly. Noway do you get these kinds of posed shots, some with direct eye contact from close range, without AOC being aware. She was in on this. Notice that she is supposedly crying in a couple of shots yet there’s not a hint of a tear, red eye, or smudged makeup.

What exactly is she so upset by? We aren’t sure as all you see is a fence and a CBP patrol car. These were apparently taken in 2018 during the beginnings of the surge of migrant families. Due to the Flores Agreement, the Trump administration was hamstrung. They either had to allow unvetted, illegal immigrants to roam freely into the interior, or they had to put children in foster care after 20 days as cases were adjudicated. Eventually, after much misleading outcry in the media, Trump would back off his zero tolerance policy.

What AOC is doing here is just gross. It’s using the raw realities of illegal immigration, which requires detention (at least initially), as a stage to push staged pictures letting us know just how much she cares.

The truth is, her actions say she doesn’t care at all. She’s refusing to give CBP more beds, more funding, and more facilities in order to properly house these people. She won’t offer up any solutions at all. In fact, in all of her emotionally tinged, faux tweets she’s put out on this, she’s managed to not share a single idea on how to handle the situation.

This is a game to her and it’s why she’s such an awful politician, technically and morally.

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The somewhat disturbing news from last night involved Iran once again. Yesterday I was pondering what our response would be to Iran shooting down one of our drones. Surely some sort of meaningful action was called for, but what form would it take? Now we may (or may not) have found out what was on the agenda before allegedly being rejected at the last minute. Assuming the reporting of the New York Times can be taken at face value (a big assumption, which I’ll get to in a moment), we were set for air strikes against Iran until the President changed his mind at the last minute and canceled them. (NY Post)

President Trump reportedly gave the order to bomb Iran on Thursday night in response to its “unprovoked” downing of a US drone — even going so far as to put planes in the air and ships in position to strike — before eventually changing his mind, officials say.

The retaliation mission was ordered up earlier in the day, according to the New York Times, and was still in the progress of being carried out as of 7 p.m., the newspaper reports.

Multiple senior officials, speaking under the condition of anonymity, said the president was prepared to attack a number of Iranian targets, including radar and missile batteries. However, he eventually gave the word to stand down — with sources telling the Times that he chose to pull the US military forces he had positioned in the region back, though it’s unclear why.

There are two ways to read this news. One is to take the report at face value, in which case it’s highly disturbing. If “multiple senior officials” are leaking news like this, it comes off as some serious deep state antics aimed at undermining the President by making him seem erratic or indecisive. And that’s the sort of catnip that the New York Times could never resist. But it’s the sort of leak that exposes our hand to Iran when we’re perched on the precipice of military action against a formidable opponent. That sort of leaking (along with the willingness to report on it immediately) is unconscionable.

But there’s one other possibility that I wouldn’t rule out entirely. This leak may have been orchestrated by the White House. Why? Because the target audience isn’t the Democrats or the Republicans in the United States. The message was for Tehran. Not only have they shot down one of our drones, but they’re stonewalling us on a more acceptable nuclear deal. If this was a designed leak, it’s a reminder to the Iranian regime that they aren’t dealing with Barack Obama anymore. Trump isn’t going to respond to their provocations with a strongly worded letter.

Trump demonstrated his willingness to pull the trigger early in his administration with the strikes on Syria. It’s a message saying that he actually is erratic and unpredictable (or at least wants to be viewed that way). His unhappiness with Iran’s government could result in some bunker busters raining down on their radar installations, secret nuclear facilities and possibly Mehrabad International Airport for all we know. But this time they lucked out… for now. And the Iranians are left to stew in their own juices for a little while, wondering if the bombs are about to start falling and if just possibly they shouldn’t be working on being less aggressive and more accommodating before it’s too late.

We won’t know for sure unless the President decides to tell us, but I’d certainly rather think that was the underlying reality. The alternative is that multiple people were engaging in something that borders on treason, having revealed sensitive military planning details to our adversaries virtually in real time.

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