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POPCORN. Ayanna Pressley Comes Within Inches Of Calling the Congressional Black Caucus Oreos

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FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaks during a debate at the University of Massachusetts, in Boston. She is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Quite a day at the DailyKos Nutroots Nation conference.

The panel everyone is going to be talking about for the next few days was the keynote session titled Making Herstory: The Women who are Shifting the Balance of Power in Washington
and if featured, among others, the little commies who are now engaged in a civil war with Nancy Pelosi: Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. You can watch the whole session on Facebook if you think you can stomach it. If you’re not up to it, the odious Dave Weigel was there doing the play-by-play.

Netroots panel kicking off w @IlhanMN: “There’s a constant struggle with people who have power about sharing that power. And we are not really in the business of asking to share that power; we are in the business of grabbing that power to return it to the people.”

Up next, @AyannaPressley says that she is fed up with “palace intrigue,” not much mystery about what she means.

The panel is moderated by @aimeeallison, who is not interested in litigating Tweet Tweek, though she nodded at it in her intro. Moving conversation to child separation. @RashidaTlaib:”This is a whole generation of children who will never forget what our nation did to them.”

.@AyannaPressley: “What is happening in these ICE facilities where they pilot how they can abuse privacy rights, how they can abuse human rights, and they scale that up.” But notes that black and brown people disproportionately work for CBP.

“They are now a cog in this machine of oppression of people who look just like them.”

Quoting what a colleague said to her, @IlhanMN: “If there were dogs in those cages, every single member of Congress would vote to make sure those cages didn’t exist.”

Moderator brings up impeachmnt with @RashidaTlaib: “We’re gonna impeach the MFer, don’t worry,” she says.

Omar is recounting her questioning of Elliot Abrams in the Foreign Affairs committee: “[Knowing] the trail of blood that he has left in South and Central America. I wasn’t about to let him come and talk to us about what he was doing in Venezuela.”

Pressley seeming to hit back at the criticism from the CBC et al: “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.”

*black FACES that don’t want etc

This is the Pressley quote

Then Pressley weighed in

This is patent bullsh**. In the context of the panel, she’s clearly saying two things. That black or brown or sexually deviant representatives only speak for people like them and people who aren’t like them can just f*** right off. She’s also saying by implication that the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are disloyal to their own heritage presumably because they are supporting Nancy Pelosi.

The Democrats, both establishment and “Justice” varieties can try to tamp this down but the fact is that the Justice Democrats have no interest in winning the 2020 election–Trump is a much better foil for them than any Democrat–and probably no interest in retaining the House if that means that the Democrat caucus has a lot of members who are from purple districts or who are trying to hold onto seats in Red districts. They want a more cohesive and more radical majority in charge before trying to gain control. This is nearly a remake of the Menshevik-Bolshevik split in Revolutionary Russia.

Just this week, AOC accused Nancy Pelosi of fomenting death threats against her and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, called both Blue Dog Democrats left in the House the equivalent of segregationists

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and he said another Democrat might not be racist but that she supported racist policies. This latter comment drew a response from the House Democrat caucus:

Despite the excuse-making Pressley is engaged in, her meaning was quite clear. The existing minority leadership in the House, people who cut their teeth on the Civil Rights struggle, have forgotten where they come from and basically, as Omar called Hispanic Border Patrol agents, “cog[s] in the machine of oppression.”

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President Trump Wins A Victory Over Sanctuary Cities in the Ninth Circuit

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Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Will wonders never cease.

One of the most dysfunctional elements in our notoriously dysfunctional immigration system is the ability of municipalities to declare themselves “sanctuary cities.” In essence, this means that cities refuse to cooperate with efforts by ICE to apprehend and deport illegal aliens, even criminals, because OrangeManBad. While I think that this is patently illegal and folks should be indicted for this–name another federal law enforcement issue where anyone puts up with this bullsh**, is there a sanctuary city for automatic weapons?–my bottom line opinion is that if the citizens of those cities want to live in a Third World sh** hole overrun by a criminal population, then they should be allowed to vote to make that happen. Where my line is drawn is when these goons demand that the federal government take my money to support their effort. That was the issue in a case called City of Los Angeles vs. William Barr that was decided yesterday in the Ninth Circuit.

The Justice Department awards several billion dollars in grants each year targeted towards particular outcomes. One of the major ones is via Community Oriented Policing Services. The process works like this. A municipality submits a grant proposal. DOJ scores the grant against criteria published in the grant application. The scores are rank ordered. Projects are funded in rank order until funds are exhausted.

In 2017, Los Angeles applied for a grant, it had received money in just about every year since the program started and thought it was a gimme. In the 2017 application, one of the items scored by DOJ was cooperation with immigration enforcement. Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, got a big, fat goose egg in that area. That loss of points placed LA below the cut line. So they did what any other leftist does when they lose, they went to a friendly judge and filed a lawsuit. And, because this was California, the judge in the case (a Lyndon B. Freakin Johnson appointee) decided that he was Galactic Commander.

A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot withhold grant funding from cities and counties that do not comply with its immigration policies, and imposed a nationwide injunction on the feds’ actions.

Los Angeles officials called the injunction a “complete victory” and a “dagger” in the Trump administration’s tactics to use federal funding as a weapon against cities that do not comply with its immigration policies.

The city says it was denied federal funding for community policing programs because it refuses to let ICE agents into jails to ask detainees about their immigration status. It sued the Justice Department this past September seeking an injunction.

In its complaint, Los Angeles said the Justice Department withheld two grants and called the conditions unconstitutional.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real ruled the federal government’s conditions violate the General Welfare Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the state’s rule-making procedures.

Real also granted the nationwide injunction, which blocks the federal government from putting conditions on Justice Department grants and other funds.

This is obvious nonsense. No one has a right to a grant. Moreover, no one has a right to a grant from the Justice Department when it refuses to enforce US law. This judge, in essence, ruled that a grantor agency has zero authority to decide the criteria for awarding grants.

The administration appealed. The ruling came down yesterday.

A federal appeals court on Friday gave President Trump a rare legal victory in his efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, upholding the Justice Department’s decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities.

The 2-to-1 opinion overturned a nationwide injunction issued last year by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The appeals court said awarding extra points in the application process to cities that cooperate was consistent with the goals of the grant program created by Congress.

“The Department is pleased that the Court recognized the lawful authority of the Administration to provide favorable treatment when awarding discretionary law-enforcement grants to jurisdictions that assist in enforcing federal immigration laws,” the Justice Department said in an emailed statement.

The judges in the majority were both Bush appointees, the dissent was a Clinton appointee, for those of you keeping score and believe that Chief Justice Roberts was huffing Lysol when he claimed “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”

The great thing about this decision, in addition to merely being sane and coming from the Ninth Circuit, is that it lays out a clear road map for the Trump Administration to begin choking off the flow of federal cash to municipalities that are at war with the nation’s immigration policy. You can nearly bet that the 2019 round of grants will be full of these conditions.

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Democrat Representative Accuses Former ICE Director of Racism in Hearing, It Doesn’t Go Well

Earlier this morning, my RedState colleague streiff shared a verbal beatdown by former ICE Director Tom Holman of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen it yet, but once you are finished here, go watch it and enjoy. Trust me, it’s worth the time.

Holman wasn’t done embarrassing know nothing, grandstanding Congressional members though. Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-IL) decided it’d be a good idea to spend his questioning ranting about how Holman doesn’t care about kids that aren’t the same color as him, because charging racism is all these people have.

It didn’t go well.

Garcia rants about internment camps, asks Holman if he has kids, accuses Holman of racism toward children, and then asserts that Holman was purposely harming immigrants because that’s the state of political discourse coming from the Democratic party right now.

Make sure you watch until the end, as Holman is inexplicably shut down by Cummings at first after Garcia was allowed to make his disgusting comments unabated. Funny how Cummings never gets animated or cares about keeping time until it’s someone like Holman trying to respond to the deranged rantings of a Democrat on the Committee.

After a Republican Congressman points out that it’s ridiculous to not be allowed to fully respond to the string of slanderous “questions” pointed at Holman, the former ICE Director unloads again. Here’s the second part of his response.

“I’ve saw many dead bodies coming across this border. And you want to talk about the memo, this memo’s one option to stop death. Not just enforce the law, to stop death. If you want to legalize illegal immigration, good luck with that, because it’s going to get a hell of a lot worse on that border if you say “from now on there will be no consequences, no deterrents, it’s not illegal to come to this country illegally, more families will come, 31% of women will be raped, more children will die. We are a nation of laws. If you don’t like it sir, change it. You’re the legislator, I’m the executive branch and I’ve served my country honorably for 34 years and I will not sit here and have anybody say that I don’t care about children because they’re not the same color as my children.”

Holman is making an argument I’ve made many times on this site. Emotional appeals for open borders are nonsensical. They feel good but they simply put thousands of more people in danger. The more you incentivize illegal border crossings, the richer the cartels get, the more women are raped, and the more children die on the harsh journey. Is that humane? Of course it’s not. It’s irresponsible and harmful. Unintended consequences are not wiped away because a bunch of liberals get good feels from talking about not enforcing immigration laws.

The dishonest garbage that surrounds this debate is sickening. Holman served this country for 34 years as a police officer and at the border. He knows far more about this situation than some grand-standing Representative from Chicago who’s nowhere near the border and has no idea of the challenges they face, nor how to fix them. The accusations of racism have grown tired and no one is buying this anymore.

While Democrats may look at this exchange and think they scored points, voter attitudes on illegal immigration are actually shifting in Trump’s favor. As I wrote recently, a full 67% supported asking about citizenship on the census. When every Democrat endorsed free healthcare for illegal immigrants at the first primary debate, polling showed a majority against them. A majority are also against decriminalizing the border because that’s an obviously illogical, idiotic idea that would cause further chaos.

The President and Republicans need to stay the course here. Not for political reasons alone, but because it’s the right, humane thing to do. Open borders will only lead to more rapes, more deaths, and richer drug cartels. In the meantime, it’s good to see someone like Holman stand up to what was clearly a disingenuous accusation of racism. I have a feeling Cummings won’t be allowing him back to testify.

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Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

 

House Democrats are fed up with the “squad” and especially peeved because they chose to play the race card. The caucus has made it clear they stand with Pelosi in this feud and they fire back at AOC’s Chief of Staff in a very amusing way.

The squad includes AOC (D-NY), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

In the latest skirmish, House Dems responded to a tweet written two weeks ago by AOC’s Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, about Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS). She is a Native American.

I think the point still stands. I don’t think people have to be personally racist to enable a racist system. And the same could even be said of the Southern Democrats. I don’t believe Sharice is a racist person, but her votes are showing her to enable a racist system.

The House Dems responded by playing the race card, kind of like the fabulous freshman four they played on Nancy Pelosi.

Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color? Her name is Congresswoman Davids, not Sharice. She is a phenomenal new member who flipped a red seat blue. KeepWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020  HerWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020  NameWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020  OutWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020  OfWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020  YourWestlake Legal Group 1f44f-1f3fe Team AOC Takes Some Incoming: House Democratic Caucus ‘Dropped A Nuke On AOC’s Chief Of Staff ‘ racism Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Congress AOC's Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti AOC Allow Media Exception 2020  Mouth.

Conservatives find the ongoing feud to be extremely entertaining and several responded to the tweet.

The Federalist’s Sean Davis responded: “The Twitter account of the House Democrat caucus just dropped a nuke on AOC’s chief of staff. LOL.”

Fox News’ Lisa Boothe: The Democrat Party is officially going nuclear on AOC and it is a thing of beauty.

The Washington Examiner’s T. Beckett Adams: I don’t want this to end.

Other responses:

“You guys really don’t want the oval office huh?”

“Nancy Pelosi: “@HouseDemocrats official account.”

“No, no, no, no, all wrong. You’re supposed to accuse the House Dems of promoting white supremacy. No arguing about the rules. Stay woke.”

“This is fantastic.”

Looks like AOC may have overestimated her import to the Democratic Party this time. Glad to see the House Democrats aren’t listening to Pelosi and are continuing their feud in the public eye. Hope it continues. It is rather sweet.

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AOC Suffers Third Degree Burns Over 90% Of Her Butt After This Encounter With Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan

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Much of the lackluster American intelligensia, or what passes for it, seems to have an inability to distinguish glib from intelligent (that’s how late night comedians became the thought leaders of the Democrat party). This is certainly the case with freshman communist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. If any other human had uttered the patent nonsense that has emanated from this person’s mouth, they would have been given the Dan Quayle treatment long ago. But because of the effortless and pseudo-lucid way in which she spouts stunningly stupid statements, people claim she’s smart. (To be frank, much of this is pushed by sexually frustrated hipsters who thing if they White Knight her that she may notice them. Seriously, when was the last time you heard a member of Congress praised for a high school science fair project? Or being called a “scholar” because you have a bachelor’s degree?)

But what happens when she goes up against someone who actually understands the subject matter, who is smart, and who recognizes that AOC compares unfavorably to your random bag of clawhammers? We now have the answer to that.

Former Border Patrol Chief and former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan testified before the House Oversight Committee today. He came loaded for bear. He slammed unnamed members of Congress who had denigrated Border Patrol and ICE agents. And told Congress if they didn’t like the situation that they should fix it. But the real fireworks came when AOC tried to show off her intelligence.

Guys I’m not going to give you a transcript of this because I want you to watch it.

Even Vox.com couldn’t ignore the beat down.

AOC tried to respond with more of her SuperiorKnowledgeTM

But that is bullsh**, too. People seeking asylum remain free to apply for asylum at ports of entry, they simply have to stay in Mexico or Canada while their case is adjudicated.

This woman is profoundly and dangerously stupid. It isn’t because she can’t learn. It is because she has convinced herself, and has had that conviction reinforced by the media and other influencers, that she already possesses a masterly of every subject from immigration policy to economics to climatology. The only lesson she learned from this is that some old white guy didn’t kiss her butt. But I think a lot of other people are learning something very, very different.

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U.S. Virgin Islands Senator On Epstein: ‘Widespread Corruption In Territory, He Has People On His Payroll’

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FILE – This July 27, 2006 arrest file photo made available by the Palm Beach, Fla., Sheriff’s Office shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein, a wealthy financier and convicted sex offender, has been arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges. Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday, July 6, 2019, on charges involving sex-trafficking allegations that date to the 2000s. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, File)

 

U.S. Virgin Islands Senator Oakland Benta (D-St. Croix) spoke to Breitbart News’ Matt Roper on Thursday about billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. At one time, Benta was the island’s Chief of Police. He told Breitbart “there is widespread corruption within the territory that needs to be addressed and looked at with fresh eyes.”

Benta said:

Being an investigator as well, and understanding the dynamics, the police department now needs to work with its federal partners very closely because we have interstate trafficking across state lines of minors. If you move across state lines, that is a trafficking offense. At the end of the day, there are so many souls that have been placed in these positions that don’t have the wherewithal or the assistance and they’re saying ‘please help.’ Now we can actually encourage them to come forward because they know that justice will be served once it is brought to the correct ears here in the territory. Now, there is a belief and a trust that services will be rendered and justice will be served based on who they speak to within the territory.

Benta alleged that Little St. James Island “served as a home base for alleged illicit activities, ran a massive influence operation to get powerful politicians, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement, and government agencies charged with stopping such corruption and criminal activity from focusing on him. He said:

He [Epstein] has people on his payroll. He has [made] campaign contributions. He has donated to a lot of agencies and nonprofits. Maybe part of the reason why they’re not vocal is a lot of the nonprofit organizations have been recipients of contributions from Jeffrey Epstein and a lot of surrounding programs with children.

In a 2012 article, Roper revealed that Cecile de Jongh, the wife of former U.S.V.I. Governor, John de Jongh, had been working for Epstein as his “office manager.”  (At the time, the Governor himself was facing a bribery scandal.) That article can be read here.

According to a Bloomberg News report this week, per his company’s published records, she is still on Epstein’s payroll.

Benta said he is the only official to have addressed the issue so far and calls on his colleagues to “step up and root out the public corruption.” He said:

Yesterday, I made a point of privilege and launched a skirting address to my colleagues that we need to engage in this process of dire concern within our territories because at the end of the day it falls on our shoulders whether we will continue to work under the auspices of a corrupt enterprise which is identified as a white collar crime destination—which under the U.S. jurisdiction we are identified as such—and these sort of behaviors, we are not by ourselves because we have a lot of agencies that are funded federally that are supposed to safeguard this territory from these types of behaviors and crimes against persons most of all our children,” Benta told Breitbart News on Thursday.

I’m the only one—the only elected official in the territory, the only government official in the territory, who has said anything about this issue from the time it has begun until now. It’s everywhere. It needs to be the responsibility of all of us—every single person in the government—we now need to hold every single person within the respected agencies accountable for doing what they are supposed to and if not address it appropriately if they are not doing what they are supposed to. If you know something, say something. Or if you should have known something, that also is a caveat for us to apply justice when it comes to corruption in the other direction.

Bent told Breitbart that law enforcement throughout the territory “have been using kid gloves when combating corruption in the territory.”

The gloves are off. I say that because we love boxing. I for sure have called this to the attention of all my colleagues. Combating this vexing issue, as disturbing as it is, is important to protect our children who we created in order to protect our future.”

Mother justice will serve her purpose. If you use our soil, our region, to perpetrate these acts against our children, we must see justice.

Benta has called on the territory’s Attorney General, Denise George, to open an inquiry.

The attorney general, she is a female—Denise George—and just got seated into the position within the last two weeks, she needs to pay attention to the sex offenders list that falls under her purview and needs to make sure we have an account of all who are in the territory and who comes into contact with our children from elementary through high school and any sports like baseball or softball—any organization that has children being the main caveat to those programs—that we hold each one of those registered pedophiles in the region close to our chests as far as our observation in terms of who they are engaging with in the territory.

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Federal Investigation Into Michael Cohen’s Allegations Seems Set to Close Without Anyone But Cohen In Prison

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Shortly after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen went off for his three-year sabbatical, he provided information to federal prosecutors that seemed to show impropriety on the part of some members of the Trump Organization. This is how the New York Times gleefully reported the issue at the time:

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, offering information about possible irregularities within the president’s family business and about a donor to the inaugural committee, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Cohen, who worked at the Trump Organization for a decade, spoke with the prosecutors about insurance claims the company had filed over the years, said the people, who did not elaborate on the nature of the possible irregularities.

While it was not clear whether the prosecutors found Mr. Cohen’s information credible and whether they intended to pursue it, the meeting suggests that they are interested in broader aspects of the Trump Organization, beyond their investigation into the company’s role in the hush money payments made before the 2016 election to women claiming to have had affairs with Mr. Trump. Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty last summer to arranging those payments.

Now the investigation is reported to have fizzled out:

A federal investigation into whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign-finance laws appears to be wrapping up without charges being filed, according to people familiar with the matter.

For months, federal prosecutors in New York have examined whether company officials broke the law, including in their effort to reimburse Michael Cohen for hush-money payments he made to women alleging affairs with his former boss, President Donald Trump.

In recent weeks, however, their investigation has quieted, the people familiar with the inquiry said, and prosecutors now don’t appear poised to charge any Trump Organization executives in the probe that stemmed from the case against Cohen.

If so, this will rate with the many soul-sapping disappointments of the Democrats/NeverTrump (and now we know they are exactly the same thing) as they have tried to use a sympathetic Justice Department to do what they were unable to do at the ballot box in 2016…and may be unable to do in 2020.

It seems like every couple of months we have some new person who will “flip” on Trump and bring him down. Michael Cohen was supposed to be one of those. Tonight Donald Trump is still president of the United States. The Trump Organization is still in business. And Michael Cohen is still fetching sammiches from the prison canteen for his celly.

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Fed Up with Officials’ Failure to Address the Homeless Crisis, Some LA Businesses Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

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As I’ve covered previously, Los Angeles has a big problem with homelessness.

Eric Garcetti’s idea of a solution: Apparently, nothing that works (here and here).

The police chief’s idea of a solution: Forgiving their warrants (here). I’m not joking.

And business owners are fed up with the substitution for solutions that work of ones that are stupid.

Therefore, they’re taking matters into their own hands.

As reported by the L.A. Times, there are currently about 60,000 people living on the streets of LA county — and the group fattened their numbers within the city limits to the tune of 16 percent over the past year.

That presents a problem: As it turns out, a buncha stinky people sleeping around a doorway doesn’t always encourage business.

Such is the case with the Hungarian Cultural Alliance — a business owned by Peter Mozgo and his wife, attorney Maria Janossy.

The couple told Fox & Friends that, in order to force the folks to find a cozy cement bed elsewhere, they anchored around 140 lager planters around their establishment.

Maria explained:

“A lot of our Hungarian expats were afraid to even drive into the streets. We decided after knocking on so many doors to try to get this resolved with the city, that we would just take matters into our hands.”

Peter noted other businesses doing the same, as the citizenry attempts to fight what the government is supposed to prevent.

Maria doesn’t understand why city officials are tolerating the problem. She and Peter are immigrants; isn’t America supposed to be freakin’ rich?

“[We] don’t understand how a rich country like the U.S., and especially California, cannot take care of this problem.”

And Peter thinks Eric is full of it:

“You see the street is getting more and more trash. I always hear from Eric Garcetti ‘we’re gonna take care of it, we’re going to remove the trash and keep our city clean.’ But not very much is happening, there is no improvement.”

Moreover, he pointed out that the city doesn’t enforce laws that require tents to be taken down each morning.

Peter and Maria aren’t alone in their frustration — a petition’s been started to recall Garcetti (here and here).

But the Hungarian pair had better watch out for the woke: A San Fran restaurant recently placed a rock outside their joint. Pro-homeless activists accused them of taking away a bed (here).

Yes, this is where we are.

And it’s a severely goofy place to be.

-ALEX

 

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McGrath’s Week Goes From Bad to Worse as Cocaine Mitch Capitalizes on Her Flip Flops With Appropriate Merch

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Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Monday started off on a bad note after NBC News engaged in “gotcha” journalism with a piece detailing how two of his great-great-grandfathers were slaveowners.

The piece was a blatant attempt at shaming the Kentucky Senator into supporting a reparations bill, which is being floated by some of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president – including Sen. Cory Booker (NJ).

But as the week progressed, it became clear that the story would only be a minor hiccup in an otherwise stellar week.

When McConnell was asked about the story on Tuesday, here’s how he responded:

“You know, I find myself in the same position as president Obama. We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.”

For now at least, that issue is closed.

That same day, Democrat Amy McGrath announced her candidacy for McConnell’s seat. The media salivated. This is going to be a “blockbuster race” some said.

But in contrast to McConnell’s week, McGrath’s went downhill fast.

On Wednesday, she told the Louisville Courier-Journal that there were times where she may actually support President Trump on occasion if elected to serve in the Senate. Even worse, she flip-flopped twice within a span of about three hours on support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Democrats were livid.

The McConnell campaign responded the rest of the week by trolling McGrath, her campaign, and other Democrats.

The campaign ended its week by offering up some new merch that capitalized on McGrath’s flip flops:

These might even be better than the Cocaine Mitch t-shirt. Heh.

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AOC Beclowns Herself By Begging to Be Sworn In at Congressional Hearing, Repeats Wild Claims Without Evidence

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You know Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings’ committee is really serious business when they call in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib as expert witnesses on the border. That’s where we are in our legislative process these days.

This stems from wild claims that AOC made a few weeks ago involving her visit to a border facility in El Paso, TX. While there, she claimed not only that the Border Patrol agents physically and sexually threatened her, but that she witnessed a woman being told to drink out of the toilet.

As per usual with the freshman Congressional member, this all turned out to be nonsense. Later, we would learn that she didn’t even actually enter the actual detention facility, instead choosing to stage a photo-op by verbally abusing the guards and then insisting she stay with a family at the beginning of the tour. At no point did she actually witness someone being told to drink out of the toilet and we’ve still yet to hear the names of these agents who supposedly threatened her.

The fact that she was proven to be completely full of it regarding her claims about her trip to the border didn’t stop Rep. Cummings from dragging in front of his committee anyway to repeat her lies all over again.

That led to this bizarre, ridiculous scene.

You’ve got to give her this. She’s a good actor and she’s keen to the fact that the media will eat this up (which they promptly did).

There was absolutely no reason for her to be sworn in here. Congressional members don’t get sworn in and it’s against the law to lie to Congress whether you raise your right hand or not. This was all pure theatrics on her part.

She would of course go on to lie again about women drinking out of the toilets, something she’s provided no evidence of and had no witnesses to confirm. Then we got this c-level writing from whatever staff member wrote her remarks for her.

“What’s worse, Mr. Chairman, was the fact that there were American flags hanging all over these facilities,” she said. “That children were being separated from their parents in front of the American flag, that women were being called these names under an American flag, we cannot allow for this.”

AOC saw children being separated from their parents in front of an American flag? When? It certainly wasn’t when she visited the CBP facility in El Paso as initial processing was not part of her tour that she didn’t even take. We also see her make the claim that women are being verbally abused, again providing no evidence or witnesses.

In the end, it’s all about the photo-op for AOC.

Bob Malak is referring to AOC’s previous visit to the border in 2018 where she pretended to cry in front of a fence with nothing on the other side. But don’t worry, Snopes has assured us it was actually completely legit despite wide angle shots showing her surrounded by cameras and doing different poses.

This is what AOC is all about. Doing actual work is simply not her thing. She got elected simply to elevate her profile and she’s shown herself to be a manipulative, conniving individual who will do anything to push a preferred narrative.

“Time and time again, she chooses photo-ops over actually legislating. Just look at today’s hearing. She asked to be sworn in prior to testifying before the Oversight Committee — something that never happens for members of Congress,” they added. “But that doesn’t matter to her. She just needed something to tweet. It just shows that Democrats are obsessed with political theater and attacking the president, rather than solving real problems facing the American people.”

Thankfully, it’s not just Republicans who are growing tired of this stupidity. Democrats are starting to push back on her as well and things are only devolving further into chaos within their caucus. No one should have sympathy for them though. They created this monster by embracing AOC’s insanity early on for perceived political gain. Now, they get to reap the whirlwind.

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