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Ted Cruz Reaffirms His Status as the Funniest Guy On Twitter at Bernie Sanders’ Expense

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A favorite running joke of the public’s is that Sen. Ted Cruz is the “Zodiac Killer.” Funny enough, it’s also one of Cruz’s favorite running jokes.

According an eagle eye’d Twitter user, that title may need to be taken from Cruz and given to none other than democratic socialism’s crazy grandpa, Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Twitter user found a picture of Sanders as a young man, and it looked highly similar to the sketch of the Zodiac Killer.

“We tried to blame this one on Ted Cruz,” tweeted Kyle Mockeridge.

Of course, Cruz watching his Zodiac Killer joke potentially fading away, pondered allowed why socialists are always trying to take things that don’t belong to them.

“Why do socialists try to take things that aren’t theirs?” tweeted Cruz.

Many people took this self-deprecation as hilarious, but Sanders supporters were a little less than amused.

Right now, Sanders is having to deal with his own problems. Sanders is beset by enemies on all sides, be it the capitalists, his fellow 2020 Democrat contenders, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders, who might be the biggest opponent Sanders has.

Recently Sanders had to promise to pay his staff $15 an hour after a controversy arose surrounding his campaign due to the fact that he wasn’t paying wages high enough for his staff. Instead of securing the pay for everyone’s jobs, Sanders had to lay off some of his staff and increase hours for whoever remained. Odd, since Sanders is promising this kind of wage for all Americans, but when it comes to pony up himself, his socialism has to take a back seat.

Remember folks, socialism is for the people, not the socialist.

 

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Twitter ‘Blue Checks’ Force Macy’s to Pull Plates They Say Promote Eating Disorders

Just four hours after two Twitter “blue checks” complained about these allegedly “fat shaming” plates carried by Macy’s, the massive retailer capitulated and removed the plates.

Alie Ward, who hosts a science podcast and is the host of CBS’ Innovation Nation, was in NYC shopping when she spotted what would soon become the object of her scorn. Her original tweet asked, “How can I get these plates from @Macys banned in all 50 states”? Shortly after, actress Jameela Jamil quote-tweeted Ward, saying, “F these plates,” effectively signing the plates’ death warrant.

Macy’s reply:

“Hi, Alie – we appreciate you sharing this with us and agree that we missed the mark on this product. It will be removed from all STORY at Macy’s locations.”

But did it really miss the mark? Maybe we should be eating a little less. According to the latest map of Adult Obesity Rates compiled by the CDC, there’s not one state in which less than 20 percent of the adult population are obese.

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It’s well-known that obesity is the underlying cause of numerous serious diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It’s also a huge economic drain on both the obese person and society as a whole:

“Obesity is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and healthcare costs in the United States. Currently, estimates for these costs range from $147 billion to nearly $210 billion per year. In addition, obesity is associated with job absenteeism, costing approximately $4.3 billion annually and with lower productivity while at work, costing employers $506 per obese worker per year.”

The plates’ manufacturer, Pourtions, told the Huffington Post their products are meant to lightheartedly encourage portion control.

“Pourtions is intended to support healthy eating and drinking. Everyone who has appreciated Pourtions knows that it can be tough sometimes to be as mindful and moderate in our eating and drinking as we’d like, but that a gentle reminder can make a difference,” said [Pourtions’ president Mary] Cassidy.

“That was all we ever meant to encourage. We ourselves use our glasses and plates every day to help us take our own advice. We know this is serious business. We also believe a touch of humor can, for some, be just the right touch,” she said.

None of that matters to the “these plates are causing eating disorders” crowd, who want to love and accept the population into morbid obesity.

One tweeter posted a modified version of the plates that carried the phrases “Enjoy your meal!” and “You are great! Still great! Still great!”

When asked by HuffPo for comment on the plates’ removal, Ward said:

“I wasn’t being literal at all in terms of a legal ‘ban.’” She added that she “just wanted to show the world how insidious beauty culture, and in this case one that shames women, can be. But I wanted Macy’s to know that what they carry and display matters, it can hurt people, and they’re accountable for it.”

What they carry can hurt people? Suppose it hurts someone (who isn’t this writer, promise) that they can’t afford all of the shoes and household goods they’d really, really like to have from Macy’s. They work hard and shouldn’t be taunted by capitalist largesse, right? Macy’s should just sweep that stuff right off of their shelves. Wrong!

Unfortunately, society is now rewarding the mindset that one shouldn’t have to be exposed to a product they don’t like or somehow offends them. Further, they’re rewarding the mindset that products some random, opinionated person on Twitter decides to drag shouldn’t exist, period. While we don’t have to care about everything we see online, there’s a lot to be said for pushing back against this intolerant and destructive mindset.

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Donald Trump Jr. Flattens Wild Child Rashida Tlaib Over Her Video of Getting Forcibly Booted from a Trump Event

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As covered Saturday by RedState’s Bonchie, in 2016, Rashida Tlaib went “absolutely insane” at a Trump event.

The member of Congress’s left-wing Freshmen Fab Four was physically ousted as the soon-to-be President outlined his economic policy at the Detroit Economic Club. While getting the boot, she shouted, “You guys are crazy!”

Submitted for your approval:

Here’s more. This is who Michigan elected to make its laws:

Nice.

The video of Rashida’s removal went viral over the weekend, prompting some to give her the ol’ high-five:

One user fought the power of due process (unlike Al Franken Monday — here):

But, of course, some just thought she was a nut:

But what’s the Commander-in-Chief’s #1-tweeting offspring think about the spectacle? Twitter gunslinger Don. Jr. responded Sunday, with a comment on “crazy deplorables” and patriotic Americans who don’t judge people by the color of their skin:

Jr. has a knack for sharp quips comprised of less than 280 characters — see for yourself:

Don Jr. Pounces Like A Cat On AOC & Those Backing Her ‘Concentration Camp’ Remarks, Calls Freshmen Dems ‘The Clown Show’

Don Jr. Makes A Fool Of MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Turns The Tables On Yet Another Absurd Accusation

Don Jr. Just Called Newsweek ‘A Piece Of’ This Bodily Function – 2 Guesses

And for a clip of a wild woman acting batty, set the above video to Loop. Or — if you wanna up your game — witness the apex of class and civility with this gem (WARNING: LANGUAGE).

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Karma: Woman Suffering From TDS Gets SUV Stuck in Barbed Wire Fence After Vandalizing ‘Trump 2020’ Sign

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Screen grab via WSB-TV.

There must be something in the water in Georgia these days.

There’s been the escalating she said-he said war between a Democratic stage legislator and a Cuban-American Democrat over heated words that were exchanged at a Publix grocery store express lane last Friday.

But there’s also another crazy story coming from Georgia involving a woman who hated a Cobb County man’s Trump 2020 display so much that she drove her SUV through a barbed wire fence to vandalize it at 1 in the morning last Monday.

WSB-TV reports:

[Property owner George] Bentley’s security cameras captured a car driving through the barbed wire fence and then knocking over a bright-colored cube around 1 a.m. Monday.

The video then shows a woman standing in front of the camera to spray-paint the Trump sign.

Bentley and his girlfriend, Dee Corson, discovered what happened when they woke up later in the day.

“That’s pretty strong for it to bother you something like this,” Corson said.

Unfortunately for the vandal, she couldn’t get her car back through the barbed wire fence:

They also made another discovery: a car left behind.

Video shows the woman struggled to get back through the fence, so she left the car there.

“If the car hadn’t been here with the tag on it, and we just had video of the person, it would have been really tough,” Bentley said.

The car led police to Azaria Moore, 20, who is charged with criminal trespass and failure to report a crash.

Moore didn’t talk on camera but told the news outlet that, if convicted, she might have to face up to five years in prison.

Watch the video report below, which includes a short clip of Moore driving through the field and spray-painting the sign:

You know what they say about karma, right?

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Trans Activist Is Hosting a “Topless,” No Parents Allowed Swimming Event for Girls as Young as Twelve

A trans activist in Canada named Jessica Yaniv has been making some waves around the news as of late. He recently made the headlines for filing a lawsuit to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal against fifteen female aestheticians who refused to give him a Brazilian wax due to their discomfort with handling male genitalia.

According to Ian Miles Cheong at Human Events, Yaniv’s lawsuit against these women for “transphobia” is a hot topic, but according to Cheong, Yaniv’s depravity goes far deeper than forcing lawsuits against innocent women who displeased him.

According to a document uncovered by Cheong, Yaniv filed a request to appear before Langley city council in order to discuss permission to host a swimming event for children as young as 12. Among the topic of discussion is that the girls who attend will be able to go “topless.”

To make this even creepier, Yaniv has also noted that parents and guardians will not be able to attend to the swimming event.

In other words, Yaniv is asking the city of Langley if he can host underage girls at a pool where they will be swimming half nude.

This should be blasted from every mainstream media outlet from Canada to China, however, due to Canada’s overt obedience to social justice, naysaying a transgender person may not only land you a status as a public pariah, but it can land you in legal and financial trouble just like the ladies in the lawsuit above.

In any normal world, this kind of proposition would immediately be dismissed and the person who proposed it possibly investigated. However, in Canada, this is forced down the public’s throat without much recourse. It’s so bad that Yaniv has posted in young women’s bathrooms without any punishments from authorities or even social media platforms whatsoever.

Judging from Yaniv’s reported texting history, this man is clearly delusional and seems very interested in seeing young girls nude.

His alleged texts have even revealed his intent to ask children as young as 10 if they have tampons or pads, as well as attempting to court them.

If these texts are real, then this man needs help before he does something to a child. However, he has successfully managed to get people on social media silenced for calling him out for his behavior, and has even gotten far enough that he can now ask to have a semi-nude party for LGBT kids where parents aren’t allowed.

 

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Is Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Violating Workplace Laws?

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A Washington Post article last week exposed three areas where the Bernie Sanders campaign *may* be violating workplace laws. Since then, Sanders himself exposed another possible violation.


[See DISCLAIMER below.]

Last week, the Washington Post ran an article (in full here) about a labor dispute between management and unionized staff within the Bernie Sanders campaign.

The crux of the dispute stems from campaign field organizers’ assertion that they are being paid a salary of $36,000 but “working 60 hours per week at minimum, dropping their average hourly pay to less than $13.”

While many focused on the apparent hypocrisy of Sanders paying his own workers less than the $15 minimum wage he touts out on the campaign trail, Sanders quickly addressed the problem by reducing the staffers’ hours.

Although Sanders may have dodged the PR dilemma, there are several potentially-bigger issues (and questions) that the Washington Post article exposed.

They are:

1. Is the Sanders campaign misclassifying non-exempt employees as exempt?

Most employers (and their employees) in the United States are governed by federal laws (as well as individual state laws).

One of those federal laws is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938.

Among other things (like banning child labor), the FLSA mandates that employers pay employees the minimum wage, as well as overtime after 40 hours of work…unless they are classified as exempt from the FLSA.

It seems pretty clear from the Washington Post article that Sanders is treating his field organizers as exempt salaried employees. But, are they?

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Screenshot of an excerpt from the Washington Post’s “Labor fight roils Bernie Sanders campaign, as workers demand the $15 hourly pay the candidate has proposed for employees nationwide,” dated July 18, 2019

“Employees whose jobs are governed by the FLSA are either ‘exempt’ or ‘nonexempt,’” according to one legal summary. “Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. Exempt employees are not.”

With few exceptions, to be exempt an employee must (a) be paid at least $23,600 per year ($455 per week), and (b) be paid on a salary basis, and also (c) perform exempt job duties. These requirements are outlined in the FLSA Regulations (promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor). Most employees must meet all three “tests” to be exempt.

It seems clear that the Sanders team is in compliance with part (a) and (b) as listed above, but what about part (c)?

Are the field organizers actually doing “outside sales” (exempt), or are they doing “inside sales” (non-exempt) in compliance with the Department of Labor’s salary test [see DOL fact sheet in PDF here]?

  • One side note: If a field organizer takes a few days off (e.g., to visit family or some other non-protected reason), does the Sanders campaign dock that employee’s pay? If so, that could also put the employee into a non-exempt category.

[If, in the off-chance, the Sanders campaign is classifying its employees as “independent contractors, that opens up a whole new set of hypocritical issues for the socialist senator.]


2. If employees are indeed misclassified, a) was it willful, and b) does the Sanders campaign owe back pay for overtime?

If Sanders has misclassified employees, his campaign may owe campaign workers a lot of money.

As noted here last week, “if the Sanders campaign workers are not exempt from the FLSA and are entitled to overtime, they should be making nearly $26 per hour for every hour worked over 40 instead of the $12 they’re averaging now.”

If, for example, the workers are entitled to overtime, worked 60 hours and were not paid for it, Sanders may owe each of them hundreds of dollars for each week they worked between 40 and 60 hours.

If there are willful violations, the Department of Labor has the ability to impose treble damages.

Ironically, Sanders (and other Democrats) have been outspoken in asking the Department of Labor to investigate employers they believe have misclassified employees under the FLSA.

Perhaps the same should be asked for the Sanders campaign?


3. Was Sanders’ campaign management direct dealing with unionized staff?

In May, Bernie Sanders proudly announced to the media that his campaign staffers had unionized with the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 400.

While it remains unclear whether Sanders and his campaign management encouraged unionization (which, itself, could be deemed coercive under the National Labor Relations Act), one passage in the Washington Post’s article bears some scrutiny:

First this (from the Washington Post):

The union and the Sanders campaign reached a collective bargaining agreement that went into effect on May 2 and expires on March 31, 2021.

Then this

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Screenshot of an excerpt from the Washington Post’s “Labor fight roils Bernie Sanders campaign, as workers demand the $15 hourly pay the candidate has proposed for employees nationwide,” dated July 18, 2019

If the Washington Post article is stating the facts correctly (a big ‘if’), Bernie Sanders’ campaign got a signed-union contract on May 2.

Then, after the contract went into effect, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir called “an all-staff meeting, during which he recommended raising the pay for field organizers to $42,000 and changing the workweek specifications…”

If that description of events is accurate, that could be a potential violation of the National Labor Relations Act, as it infers that management [Shakir] was circumventing the union by “direct dealing” with employees.

Here is what the National Labor Relations Board states [in PDF]:

Once an employee representative has been designated by a majority of the employees in an appropriate unit, the Act makes that representative the exclusive bargaining agent for all employees in the unit….Once a collective-bargaining representative has been designated or selected by its employees, it is illegal for an employer to bargain with individual employees, with a group of employees, or with another employee representative.

While the actual facts of the meeting may differ from what was reported in the Washington Post, if they are indeed accurate and management met directly with unionized employees, either campaign staffers or their union (the UFCW), if they wanted to, could file unfair labor practice charges against campaign management with the National Labor Relations Board.


4. Are Sanders’ own statements violating employees’ rights?

Following the kerfuffle that the Washington Post article reported on, Bernie Sanders reportedly later commented that it was “really not acceptable” and that it was “improper” that “people are going out outside the process and going to the media.”

Here’s how it was reported in the Des Moines Register:

He [Sanders] also expressed frustration that staffers had taken their complaints to the media.

“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” he said. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”

Sanders said, ahead of a weekend Iowa campaign swing: “We are disappointed that some individuals have decided to damage the integrity of these efforts. We are involved in negotiations. And some are individuals that have decided to damage the integrity of that process before they were concluded.”

Although the Senator may not realize it, employees are afforded many rights under Section Seven of the National Labor Relations Act.

Among those rights are the right to engaged in “protected, concerted activity” (with or without a union).

Prohibiting employees against talking to the press about their wages or working conditions could be deemed unlawful.

In fact, only recently, the NLRB issued further clarification on this point:

In a memo released on April 15, the agency evaluated a case where a company maintained a policy that prohibited employees from speaking to the media at any time. The NLRB found this rule to be unlawful and explained: “Employees have a statutory right to speak publically about their complaints or concerns with their terms and conditions of employment, including to the press, without employer authorization.”

Despite the fact that he is running a political campaign, Sanders is an employer–and like the CEO of his campaign.

If employees were to interpret his statements as potential threats that adverse action may be taken against them for speaking to the press, Sanders could have charges filed against him.

As stated above, beside the press accounts as reported, it is uncertain what the actual facts are. However, as described, the reporters’ accounts may, in fact, warrant a closer look into whether or not Bernie Sanders and his campaign are violating its workers’ rights.


DISCLAIMER: The questions raised herein are questions that are based on a Washington Post article and dependent on the reporters’ statements in the article. Without a formal investigation, there can be no way of knowing if, in fact, the reporters’ statement are accurate, nor whether the Sanders’ campaign is in violation of the National Labor Relations Act or the Fair Labor Standards Act—nor should this be construed as an accusation of such.

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Cross-posted from LaborUnionReport.com

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Here’s a Montage of How Delusional and Wrong the Media Were (Again) About the SDNY Taking Down Trump

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Last week, I wrote on a story that was mostly overlooked, despite being pretty big news. Namely, that the Southern District of New York, which had been promoted for years as being Trump’s coming downfall, closed their case against Trump and his organization with no further charges coming.

Judge William H. Pauley III announced that prosecutors in the Southern District of New York revealed this development to the court in a status report, as media companies including The New York Times, Associated Press, CNN, and Dow Jones & Co. have pushed to unseal the search warrant materials related to the case. The end of the investigation likely means no additional charges will be filed against anyone, including the president.

And with that, a collective scream went out among the #resistance. Their last, great hope had crashed and burned, showing itself to be just another dud in the road to take down Donald Trump. The SDNY was supposed to do the job Robert Mueller didn’t do. This time it was supposed to be different. They were the “existential” threat to Trump’s presidency and his family. Lots of “really smart” people told me so on cable news and in editorials at The New York Times.

Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. In the end, the SDNY didn’t have the goods and closed up shop.

That’s no reason to let the media off the hook though. Here’s a killer montage of just how delusional they were in fluffing the SDNY as the coming deus ex machina to take out Trump.

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In the montage, you can see foaming at the mouth predictions that Trump would be arrested leaving the White House, that his children would be hauled off the prison, and that there was noway the SDNY was going to let this go without getting “justice.” Will those people apologize or admit they were wrong? Nah, they’ll move onto the next conspiracy theory like they always do.

Adam Schiff was on the Sunday shows just this past weekend insisting that the DOJ may reopen the case after Trump leaves office. That’s not going to happen, but it does show the kind of sickness we are dealing with. These are not sane people.

But good job as always to our intrepid, virtuous media. I can’t imagine why they have absolutely no credibility at this point.

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“They Don’t Want Solutions”: Watch as Dan Crenshaw Again Exposes the Open Borders Position of Democrats

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has emerged as a leading voice among House Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration, and in recent weeks has emphasized the point that the Democratic position is that there be nothing short of open borders.

In an interview with Fox News this morning, Crenshaw responded to claims from Democrats about what’s happening at the border and the course of action some on the left are demanding be taken.

But first, some recent history: Earlier this month Crenshaw pointed out how the Democratic position on the current border crisis had evolved over the last few months from accusing Republicans of “manufacturing a crisis” to finally admitting there is a crisis at the border – and then blaming Trump.

In particular, the freshman Congressman took issue with the claims of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has been among the loudest voices of opposition to the Trump administration’s border policies, and who said she was harassed during her visit to a detention center in early July:

“Now she is saying that border patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets? This is insanity. This is not true. There is no one else corroborating these kinds of reports.

“Yet, she is using it to try and make her case that we shouldn’t have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress and I honestly can’t believe it.”

In his interview this morning, Crenshaw responded to a question from Fox and Friends‘s Brian Kilmeade about AOC calling for a 9/11-style commission to investigate how conditions on the southern border have deteriorated:

“Notice that they never come up with a solution,” Crenshaw told “Fox & Friends” Monday morning. “They talk about the over-crowded facilities. They never have a solution. They don’t have a solution for our immigration system. They say it shouldn’t be defined by the administration — well, we do have laws right now…that says you can’t illegally cross the border. That’s immigration policy set by Congress. It’s a law in place. We need to enforce it.”

He said Democrats aren’t proposing ways to fix the issue.

“What they really want is more commissions like this, more investigations they can point to, to call the president evil,” he said. “That’s what they want.”

[…]

“I’m worried that the Democrats like this crisis too much,” Crenshaw added. “I’m worried as I’ve seen them fight against every single, even the smallest measures to help fix our immigration problem, they fight against. They don’t want walls. They don’t want a fix to the asylum loopholes. They’re talking about decriminalizing illegal border crossings.”

In other words, what they want is one thing: Open borders.

Watch video of this segment of the interview below:

Crenshaw also recently pushed for an amendment that would allow for crime data collection in sanctuary cities, which Democrats blocked. Watch below as he discussed the bill during a committee hearing:

“I do honestly fear that we have gotten to a point where we are actually debating between open borders and managed borders,” he said in the clip. “I hope we’re not there. I honestly do not hope we’re there.”

Unfortunately, we are most definitely there.

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You’ve Heard of Sanctuary Cities? Maryland’s Largest County Joins the #Resistance and Makes the News

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You’ve heard of sanctuary cities. How ’bout a sanctuary county? Maryland’s got one, and it’s the largest county in the state.

As The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow (who admirably understands the greatness of The Dick Van Dyke Show) points out, “As of April 16, 2019, nine states including California, Illinois, and New Jersey claim to be Sanctuary States…” And the list of anti-government governments is growing.

Recently, both New York City and Los Angeles vowed to ignore federal law at the outset of Washington’s ICE raids to deport those who’ve refused court orders to return to their native lands (here and here).

And now there’s this: On Monday, Montgomery County officially became part of the #Resistance.

County Executive Marc Elrich will sign an executive order prohibiting the region from cooperating with the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Here’s what Marc had to say:

“The Promoting Community Trust Executive Order aims to reaffirm current county policy and improve community security by ensuring that immigrant and otherwise vulnerable communities can engage with county departments.”

The statement was, of course, dishonest. Marc wasn’t referring to immigrants; he was, rather, referencing the opposite — those who chose to enter the country by alternate means instead of the provided immigration system. It’s an important distinction, as — to put it bluntly — most of the bull$#*@ in politics comes courtesy of an attempt at sleight of hand via misdirecting terms.

Change the wording. and voilà — everything’s different, Jack!

If you’d like to read about an immigrant, check out Kath Zhu, whose Miss World America crown was recently stripped (here).

Back to Marc, the directive will prevent county agencies from asking anyone requesting public assistance about their immigration status.

Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones affirmed the position to Washington’s Top News:

“We have no direct contact with ICE about any immigration issues. We’re not doing any operations with ICE in Montgomery County. That’s not our job to monitor that. That’s forbidden against our policy.”

More from WTOP-FM:

Jones said if ICE seeks to deport someone who is in police custody, then ICE needs to track that person independently and deal with the situation without the police department’s assistance.

We’ve come to a strange place when America is defying…America.

-ALEX

 

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This Week’s Dem Polling in Arrested Development Gifs

Another week, another poll- this one by CBS News/YouGov. We’ve turned to Taylor Swift and Archer for help remembering which candidate is which in the past and, this week, we’re looking to Arrested Development for help.

How’s the field looking in general? Most voters seem downright delighted with the options they have going into 2020.

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In first place, as always, is Joe Biden (at 25%). He’s got a couple of pretty big problems, though.

First of all, he’s white and male.

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Second, he’s handsy.

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These are supposed to be the things they hate about Donald Trump, so it’s going to be hard to run a candidate with the same attributes.

Maybe they’ll find better luck in their second place candidate (who is 5 points behind)- Elizabeth Warren. She is, umm, also white. And doing surprisingly well considering the whole thing where she lied about that.

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That’s some hard core appropriation, Liz.

Kamala Harris brings in 16% of the vote in this poll and, with it, takes third place. With her record on criminal justice, it’s truly incredible she’s in the double digits.

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Bernie Sanders is just one point behind Ms. Harris with 15%. Here he is explaining his economic theories to anyone who understands math.

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The gap between 4th and 5th place is huge. Pete Buttigieg has less than half the votes of Bernie in this poll with only 6%. Maybe don’t brand yourself as “Mayor Pete” when you were mayor of a failing crime-ridden city. Doesn’t send a great message to viewers.

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Poor BetoIn 6th place with only 4% of the votes, he’s longing for the days when he was running against Ted Cruz and was the DNC darling. Now he’s walking around like:

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Julian Castro. 2%. What else is there even to say? I honestly keep forgetting he exists. So, just one question for those 2% of voters:

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At 1% and, for the purposes of this list, in last place, we’ve got Amy Klobuchar:

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With 1% of the vote, she’s tied with “Someone else.” Literally anyone else.

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