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The Internet Dive-Bombs AOC’s Thrilling New Soviet-Style Green New Deal Posters

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a winner of a Democratic Congressional primary in New York, addresses supporters at a fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

 

 

On Friday, burger-friendly frequent flier AOC released nifty new posters trumpeting her cowfart-fighting, no-planes-flying Green New Deal, and the internet’s responded.

The posters, some say, look like Soviet propaganda.

Alexandria introduced the new one-sheets with a couple of “thrilled” tweets:

But not all were thrilled, and that group included Fox News host Laura Ingraham:

Hey, why would a twenty-something in contemporary society believe they had the answer to all of America’s problems?
Aw, that’s just a distraction. Back to the posters:

Buzzfeed’s Miriam Elder got in on the action?

As did Tom Rogan of The Washington Examiner:

And don’t forget The Daily Wire’s Harry Khachatrian:

Too bad the artwork couldn’t make the ideas therein any more coherent. Hence, this already happened:


I doubt the White House is too concerned about the GND’s renaissance. As noted by The Daily Caller, Trump’s pretty much made his position clear:

-ALEX

 

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Cow Farts: 1, AOC: 0. Mitch McConnell & The GOP Senate Mercilessly Crush Alexandria’s Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Backpedaling Doesn’t Reverse Its Stupidity

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Literally Outlines Her Fight Against Cow Farts — No Bullsh**

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NBC’s Chuck Todd ‘Reports’: Biden’s Campaign is Full of Foul-Ups, But at Least He’s Not Like That Dirty Liar Trump!

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On NBC Sunday, Chuck Todd attempted a bringing of balance to the Force by laying out a counterweight to 2020 hopeful Joe Biden’s growing gaggle of goof-ups.

The steadying counterpart? Donald Trump’s “lies.”

As reported by Fox News, during Meet the Press, the host offered this poignant question:

“For Biden, whispers about his age have grown louder, especially given some recent verbal faceplants. But, the question is: In the age of Trump, is it possible to have the Biden gaffe conversation, without having the Trump lies conversation?”

Chuck then played a video which basically felt like this:

Dear America,

Here are a bunch of mistakes Joe’s made. He’s even told a story about a military man that never happened. Yeah, but Trump makes mistakes, too. And what do mistakes matter, or maybe one lie, when we’ve got Donald “King Liar” Trump in the White House?? This dude lies like a maniac. Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies. And then a buncha lies. Donald Trump is a dirty liar, and everyone should vote for Joe Biden. If you don’t, you’re an idiot. And that’s news.

Love, NBC

See what you think:

Joe’s been making quite the name for himself lately, as spotlighted by Yours Truly:

Joe Biden OverWoking It: Illegal Immigrants ‘Become American’ Before Many ‘Americans Become Americans’

Meet Joe Black: Biden Does His Best To Convince Black People He’s Down – By Insisting He’s Not Even Uncomfortable Around Them

Joe Biden’s Cool New Campaign Strategy Seems Iffy: If You Think He’s Too Old, Don’t Vote For Him

He’s Hip! He’s Hip! Joe Biden Sizzles With Teenaged Heat As He Announces His Openness To ‘Radical Decarbonization’

But not everyone’s keen on Joe: Cory Booker believes the obvious way to oust Trump is to vote for the guy who’s sure to lose.

And on we go to 2020. It’s gonna be a wacky ride.

-ALEX

 

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We’re All Hitler Now

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If you believe in using reason and debate to arrive at sound conclusions, congrats, you are now basically Hitler.

That’s the the logic being applied by a series of recent spate of op-eds over at The Washington Post. The line of thinking goes something like this. Hitler ate steak. You eat steak. Therefore, you are obviously Hitler. Makes sense, right?

My colleague streiff covered one of these articles a few days ago, which sought to connect those who argue with logic and facts to the slave owners of the Antebellum South.

Here’s another excerpt from the article itself to give you an idea of how specious the reasoning is. Dang it, there I go citing reason again, which obviously makes me a fascist.

These are figures who typically dislike President Trump but often say they’re being pushed rightward — sometimes away from what they claim is their natural leftward bent — by intolerance and extremism on the left. The reasonable right includes people like Shapiro and the radio commentator Dave Rubin; legal scholar Amy Wax and Jordan Peterson, the Canadian academic who warns about identity politics; the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt; the New York Times columnist Bari Weiss and the American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, self-described feminists who decry excesses in the feminist movement; the novelist Bret Easton Ellis and the podcaster Sam Harris, who believe that important subjects have needlessly been excluded from political discussions. They present their concerns as, principally, freedom of speech and diversity of thought. Weiss has called them “renegade” ideological explorers who venture into “dangerous” territory despite the “outrage and derision” directed their way by haughty social gatekeepers.

The reasonable right’s rhetoric is exactly the same as the antebellum rhetoric I’d read so much of. The same exact words. The same exact arguments. Rhetoric, to be precise, in support of the slave-owning South.

The Washington Post wasn’t done though. Less than a day later, they pushed out another piece, this time asserting that those who seek honest debate are actually just doing what Nazi Germany did.

Excerpts via the Washington Examiner.

“A call to debate may seem intellectual, even civilized,” she continued. “In theory, well-structured and respectful debates are an ideal opportunity to reach an audience that isn’t fixed in its views. In reality, however, most ‘debate me’ types seem to view them mainly as a chance to attack their opponent’s credibility,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Their model is not Lincoln and Douglas, but rather Socrates: By needling their interlocutors with rapid-fire questions, they aim to reveal, as they see it, their opponents’ ignorance and stupidity, and their own superior intelligence and logic.”

Oh crap, Socrates is cancelled.

Keep in mind that the Socratic method forms a major cornerstone of Western civilization’s ability to think critically. Dang, I did again. Citing Western civilization also makes you a Nazi according to these people. Anyway, check out this passage.

“Platonic texts show Socrates pulling any number of Athenians into debates, and although some are eager to argue with him, others can hardly wait to escape him by the end of the dialogue. Plato’s ‘Euthyphro’ concludes with Euthyphro insisting that he has to leave, while Socrates calls after him, complaining that they haven’t yet figured out the nature of piety. Many of the dialogues end when the interlocutor has been bludgeoned into submission and seems to find it easier to agree with Socrates than continue further — every ‘debate me’ man’s dream.”

Wait, are you telling me that when facts, reason, and logic are on your side, you tend to win arguments? Shocking stuff. This author finds that reprehensible though and decides that those who use such methods are really just Nazis or something.

Zuckerberg later distilled her opinion, writing, “My actual, nuanced argument is that the long enmeshment of the classics and white supremacy, both in Nazi Germany and in the pre-Civil War American South, continues to inform how we understand the ancient Mediterranean, and that progressive classical scholars should discuss that legacy and confront it.”

I don’t find much nuance in that argument. I find it to be overly broad and connective of two things that aren’t actually connected at all.

As I stated at the beginning of the article, it’s the “Hitler did this, you do this, so you are Hitler” argument. Just because bad people sometimes do the same things good people do, it doesn’t make said things inherently negative or evil. Hitler also road in cars and peed in a toilet. Yet, those things aren’t connected to white supremacy. Neither are the classics and the open debate model we’ve learned from them, which themselves have nothing to do with pushing racial superiority.

In fact, such means of reasoning have led mankind to a much more humane, healthy place than previous centuries. It’s through reason (and religious principles) that we were able to move toward equality and away from discrimination in the first place. The ancient world, which was rife with brutality and slavery lacked the very things this author now decries. Socrates was not an evil bully. He was someone who valued critical thinking and mental stimulation, things that have undoubtedly made the world a better place. As we’ve learned through various failings throughout history, relying on emotion to set policy and dictate social norms has created disastrous results. It’s how you ended up with people arguing that other human beings weren’t actually human beings. Logic and reason is what destroys such arguments. It doesn’t propagate them.

But you can see the wider goal of this author’s ideology. It’s essentially to buttress her illiberal notions, painting the very things that allow us to debate logically as evil, thereby asserting that any disagreement at all with her worldview is itself evil.

This is ridiculous stuff, but it’s also dangerous stuff that’s gaining a following. It leads to a place where facts no longer matter and there’s no foundational consensus undergirding our society. When that’s gone, we are simply at the whim of whoever can convince enough people their way is the “right” way. Appeals to logic and reason are simply ignored.

I would think mainstream press outlets like the Post would choose not to push nonsense like this given it contradicts with their stated respect of fact. I guess not.

In the end, one would hope people like this author will simply alienate enough people so as to have no power to implement what they seek. Sometimes I wonder if we are really winning this battle though.

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Beto Proves He’s the Coolest – and Most Mature – Candidate By Using the F Word on Live Television

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Former Democratic Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke waves to the audience as he is introduced prior to an interview with Oprah Winfrey live on a Times Square stage at “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square,” Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in New York. O’Rourke dazzled Democrats in 2018 by nearly defeating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the country’s largest red state. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

 

 

Not a thing in the world makes someone cooler than cussing.

It’s SuperCool.

Beto O’Rourke got hip on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, with his condemnation of mass shootings.

Speaking to Dana Bash, the anti-millionaire millionaire (here) — who can actually even change a tire, maybe (here) — postulated the malady is “f***ed up.”

Because nothing says “President of the United States” any more than that.

A clip was played where Beto made the comment to a crowd; the expletive was bleeped.

However, during CNN’s live show — as reported by The Daily Caller — he did the same.



Hit it, Lenny Bruce…

I mean, President Scrubbed B*lls

That is, POTUS O’Rourke:

“The rhetoric that we’ve used, the thoughts and prayers that you just referred to, it has done nothing to stop the epidemic of gun violence, to protect our kids, our families, our fellow Americans in public places. At a Walmart in El Paso where 22 were killed. In Sutherland Springs, in a church. One or two a day all over this country, 100 killed daily in the United States of America.”

And the really, really cool coolness:

“We’re averaging about 300 mass shootings a year. So yes, this is f***ed up. If we don’t call it out for what it is, if we’re not able to speak clearly, if we’re not able to act decisively, we’ll continue to have this kind of bloodshed in America. And I cannot accept that. We’re going to speak as defiantly and as strongly as we can but we’re also going to take action. Universal background checks, red flag laws, end of the sales of weapons of war and buying those AK-47s and AR-15s back so they cannot be used against our fellow Americans.”

It should be noted that America does not sell “weapons of war.” Or it should be noted that America sells lots of different “weapons of war,” and they aren’t just a few scary-looking rifles upon which some Democrats appear to be fixated.

A gun is a hollow tube with an open end and an explosion, the pressure of which forces out a projectile. Whether it’s a hunting rifle or a much-more-commonly-used-in-crime handgun, lethal is lethal.

Beto’s clear on what’s war-level firepower: the F word.

As stated clearly, if he doesn’t use vulgarity, we’ll “continue to have this kind of bloodshed.”

Thanks to Beto for stopping the f***ing bullets.

As for combat-ready weaponry, according to Business Insider, here are a few of the “standard issue” guns carried by U.S. Marines:

  • Beretta M9 semi-automatic pistol
  • Colt M45A1 semi-automatic pistol
  • Glock 19M semi-automatic pistol
  • Benelli M4 Super 90 12-gauge shotgun

Does the Democratic Party want to ban those weapons of war?

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehere, and here.

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Beto O’Rourke’s Latest Goofy ‘Man Of The People’ Video Continues His Tone-Deaf Race To 2020 Obscurity

Reaching For 2020, Beto O’Rourke Tries To Cash In On Ben Shapiro’s Name. Shapiro Burns Him Something Fierce

Let’s Talk About Beto – He’s Sure Talking About You…Racists

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Texas Student Gets Questioned and Searched After Posting a Photo of Himself With a Gun – from Four Years Ago

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On Thursday, RedState’s Brandon Morse covered the story of a teen banned from school in light of videos of him target-shooting with his mom.

Well, let’s raise the sensitivity. Who needs current video? How about a nearly half-decade old picture?

In Iola, Texas, a male student was searched after he posted a 4-year-old photograph of himself firing a handgun — with an adult present, no less.

As per The Daily Wire, The image was displayed on Facebook, with a caption containing the word “school.”

Hence, two other students reported it to the school.

The teen was subsequently questioned and searched.

Scott Martindale — superintendent for the Independent School District, attempted to defend the move by championing its brevity to KBTX-TV3:

“It took us five minutes to handle this situation and handle it appropriately.”

He explained that the action was taken due to the caption including the word “school,” even though — by his own admission — it “did not threaten the school whatsoever it just mentioned the school.”



So the photo was 4 years old, but maybe it looked recent? 

Slim chance: In the picture, the kid was 9 years old.

Regardless, the caption was the real problem, according to Grimes County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Daniel Wagnon:

“The issue was not that the juvenile had a firearm, he was under adult supervision at the time he had the firearm. The sole reason for the investigation was that the comment was made about the school in conjunction with a firearm.”

Now how’s this: As stated by KBTX, despite the fact that no threat was determined, the student will be “disciplined according to district policy.”

Additionally, although no charges have yet been filed, the “County Attorney is also reviewing the case.”

“Better safe than sorry” isn’t an unwise saying. But given that officials aren’t reporting the exact caption, I’d guess it was employed in an embarrassingly benign way.

One might expect Texas would have a lot to investigate if photos of guns were cause for alarm. They sure would where I come from.

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Beto O’Rourke Has News for You About Your Guns

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Beto O’Rourke’s campaign has reached the desperation phase.

Having only managed to draw around 2% in most of the polls of the past few months, Beto has decided to throw caution to the wind and go as far left as possible. He can’t give a speech these days without calling Trump Hitler or bemoaning his own privilege to pander to the social justice crowd.

He’s also gone well outside of the mainstream on guns, calling for a “gun buy back” program a month ago. Beto’s language is getting more pointed now. Take this latest comment.

This is the kind of thing you’d expect to hear from a tin pot dictator and even though we’ve become desensitized to much of this kind of talk, it’s still pretty striking when you dwell on it. A presidential candidate is telling the country that he would force them to sell something he disproves of to the government. Never mind the constitutional rights in play here, Beto’s word is apparently all that is needed.

There’s also the ridiculous notion of “buying back” weapons. No one that I know of (outside of perhaps old surplus sales?) buys their guns from the government, therefore they can’t “buy” them back. We’ve heard this proposal from other failed candidates such as Kirsten Gillibrand and it’s an idea that’s picking up steam in liberal circles.

What it really shows is just how perverse a view the left has of the government’s power over normal citizens. In there minds, everything comes from the state and is thereby the purview of the state. It’s an ideological viewpoint that has led to tyranny throughout history. In the minds of these Democrat candidates though, that is totally acceptable and it’s why they can use the buy back language without even realizing how illogical it is.

Of course, the other big issue here is exactly how such a plan would even be enforced.

Any gun confiscation program would end badly in a variety of ways, not the least of which would be the probable violence. I’d also posit that many state and local police departments would simply ignore such an edict, as they should. They aren’t subject to he unconstitutional whims of the President. We could also get into the ignorance displayed by comparing an AK-47 to an AR-15, but I digress.

The good news is that Beto isn’t going to be President. His flailing pandering and desperation are simply signs of how short on life his campaign really is. There’s a certain justice in seeing a guy so propped up and mythologized by the media when he ran for Senate now crash and burn so hard running for president. We can all hope his political career meets its final death soon.

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The RedState Box Office Report – Gerard Butler Works the Labor Day Weekend

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Gerry manages to rise up with “Fallen” yet again.

As I have stated prior, this stretch of the calendar is looked at by Hollywood as a lull in the schedule and this weekend proves that true. Despite the labor day weekend providing an extra day there are no major new releases, as traditionally families travel or look to many other activities.

The weekend total of the top-10 films combined makes for the third-lowest of the year. This makes for the third weekend in the month of August to register in the ten-weakest weekends of the year. These low fortunes will change by next week when the second chapter of the massively successful “It” arrives in theaters. Here are the films that did a bad job on Labor Day.

ANGEL HAS FALLEN – $11.57 Million
This third installment of the Gerard Butler franchise continues to exceed expectations. After doing better than projections last weekend the weekday totals were actually better than the second film, “London Has Fallen”. It seems assured to end up earning more than the final total for “London” of $62 million. The second-week drop of -46% is a strong performance against a decent opening and strong audience scores mean there should be more life ahead for this title. We can take some of the credit, as our month-long #ButlerFest on Twitter certainly helped launch this film to new heights!

GOOD BOYS – $9.19m
This Seth Rogan-produced bawdy youth comedy has been more than resilient, becoming a legitimate hit. It has earned almost $60 million to date, a bit more than expected and it is lingering near the top of the chart. This unique comedy about pre-teen boys has found the perfect niche in a soft schedule.

THE LION KING – $6.7m
Still printing money for Disney, this one is becoming a historical performer. $500 million earned stateside, and another $1 billion in international markets has moved this title to #7 all-time in global box office earnings.

HOBBS & SHAW – $6.28m
It crossed the $150 million level this week, and with more than $500 million in foreign business it is moving towards a $700 million global haul. That should be enough to generate further titles with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham teaming up for future outlandish adventures.

OVERCOMER – $5.7m
The faith-based offering was discounted at the release but it has steadily drawn audiences during the weekdays and quietly has reached $20 million already. Sony has seen some consistent success in partnering with Affirm Films, tapping into a steady religious audience with low-budget titles that turn a profit.

READY OR NOT – $5.61m
Following a disappointing opening, the arthouse effort has managed to steady itself and is finding some interest. Steady interest and a small drop of -30% has seen a bit of a recovery and has drawn $20 million to this point.

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – $5.0m
This was likely influenced because of “It”. What would seem like a natural Halloween frame release was instead brought out a month ago, and Lionsgate has been proven wise. It has drawn over $60 million to date which looks better than most predictions had been for this small horror offering for the younger set.

8. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – $4.26m
This success has likely been the reason behind the recent feud between Marvel and Sony, The two studios had agreed upon shared rights to the character on film, but following the “Avengers” run, and the last two independent releases being huge Marvel has wanted a larger piece of the profits. Sony, which has the rights to the character has since pulled back. As a sign as to why, It has a chance at becoming the most successful “Spider-Man” release, and is about to move into the top-10 all-time of Marvel titles. This title has been out for 9 weeks and is still showing on over 3,000 screens.

9. DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD – $4.14m
A sign of how far below expectations this is performing it has now been out a month and has yet to crawl over the $50 million plateaux.

10. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 – $4.11m
Another underperforming release, so far it has not even earned one-third of the original movie’s total, nor one half of its production budget. It is doing better internationally, but not gangbusters.

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The Washington Post Smears a Starbucks Barista for Putting ISIS On Someone’s Cup

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Targeting individuals with no public profile to virtue signal for social justice warriors seems to be a favored past time of The Washington Post.

We all remember how they treated Nick Sandmann after he supposed “smirked” at a Native American man named Phillips. In actuality, the teenager was being harassed by Phillips and verbally assaulted by the Black Hebrew Israelites, a racist hate group.

Well, the Post is at it again, this time going after a Starbucks barista for supposedly discriminating against a Muslim man.

Niquel Johnson paid for three drinks in Philadelphia on Sunday, and in typical Starbucks fashion, an employee asked for his name. Johnson, 40, told them “Aziz,” his Islamic name pronounced ah-zeez. He has used it for 25 years — and “countless” times at that particular store.

But three unusual things happened on this occasion, he said. When his order was ready, a staffer announced them by drink type, not his name.

The second unusual part was the employee wrote his name as “ISIS” — the acronym for the Islamic terror group — in the printout attached to all three drinks…

“I was shocked and angry. I felt it was discrimination,” Johnson told The Washington Post on Friday.

Yeah, you are reading that right. The Washington Post is running, as a national news story, an allegation of discrimination that was obviously just someone misspelling a name. Before ISIS became the king of international terrorist groups, it was actually used as a name, so there’s that detail as well in this. It’s also perfectly reasonable that someone not familiar with Middle Eastern names might confuse “Aziz” for “Isis.”

Of course, there’s more to this story. Namely, that the Post was simply regurgitating a CAIR press release without disclosing that’s what they were doing.

Sunday after leaving work, Philadelphia resident Abdul Aziz Johnson stopped at a Chestnut Hill Starbucks on Germantown Avenue with two friends and ordered three iced drinks, according to Jacob Bender, the executive director of CAIR-Philadelphia, the local chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations…

In a press release, Bender asked, “Was this an innocent mistake, or a sick joke associating Mr. Aziz and his friends, who were wearing traditional Muslim clothing, with the extremist group responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in Iraq and Syria, thus perpetuating the lie that Muslims are uniquely prone to violent behavior and terrorism?”

The entire story came from CAIR. Apparently when terrorist connected, dumpster fire organizations like CAIR say something, the valiant reporters at The Washington Post treat it as an unbiased source. That seems concerning.

Actually, the Post’s version is worse, because even the CAIR commentary acknowledges this could have been an honest mistake. Oh yeah, and the barista who wrote the word on the cup? He’s African American, just like Abdul Aziz is.

But there’s a broader issue here, which I mentioned early on. The way the media are constantly going after normal people, often for honest mistakes, and trying to ruin their lives is disgusting. It’s poison to our social fabric. It’s also incredibly hypocritical, as these same press outlets cry foul the moment you target any of their reporters for criticism. This stuff needs to stop. A barista misspelling someone’s name is simply not national news, and the only reason to treat it is as such is for purely political reasons. Enough already.

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And Another One: A Woman in Florida Attacks an Immigration Facility with a Molotov Cocktail

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On Friday, a woman was arrested for an alleged attack on a Department of Homeland Security immigration facility.

With a Molotov cocktail, no less.

According to The Associated Press, the lady walked into the lobby of Oakland Park’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office and tossed the gasoline-filled bottle.

Fortunately for everyone inside, the fuse came disconnected from the bottle.

Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli tweeted his shaking head over the ordeal:

“Today’s attempted attack on one of our USCIS facilities using a Molotov cocktail is another example of the use of violence in place of debate by those who oppose the proper application of our immigration laws. This is the 2d attack on a DHS facility in 2 months using a Molotov cocktail. Violence has no place in our society. Thankfully, no one was hurt today. We’re grateful to our security guards & the law enforcement officers of FPS who apprehended and arrested the assailant.”

Officials believe the attempt at terrorism and a July attack in Tacoma Washington (here) are unrelated.

The woman — Cellicia Hunt — was handcuffed by security officers and taken into custody by Federal Protective Service. As indicated by court records, she was charged with maliciously attempting to damage or destroy a government building by fire.

On Tuesday, the 35-year-old will appear in a Fort Lauderdale federal court.

She’s not likely to get off the hook — the whole incident was caught on video.

Surely some will attribute the insanity partly to the far Left’s increasingly extreme vilification of America’s immigration workers.

Ultimately, of course, Cellicia’s responsible for her own actions.

But if you incite craziness, the crazies will be incited.

This isn’t likely to be the last we see of such an attempt, and it’s only a matter of time — if similar madness continues — before innocence are very seriously harmed.

-ALEX

 

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The Washington Post Smears a Starbucks Barista for Putting ISIS On Someone’s Cup

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Targeting individuals with no public profile to virtue signal for social justice warriors seems to be a favored past time of The Washington Post.

We all remember how they treated Nick Sandmann after he supposed “smirked” at a Native American man named Phillips. In actuality, the teenager was being harassed by Phillips and verbally assaulted by the Black Hebrew Israelites, a racist hate group.

Well, the Post is at it again, this time going after a Starbucks barista for supposedly discriminating against a Muslim man.

Niquel Johnson paid for three drinks in Philadelphia on Sunday, and in typical Starbucks fashion, an employee asked for his name. Johnson, 40, told them “Aziz,” his Islamic name pronounced ah-zeez. He has used it for 25 years — and “countless” times at that particular store.

But three unusual things happened on this occasion, he said. When his order was ready, a staffer announced them by drink type, not his name.

The second unusual part was the employee wrote his name as “ISIS” — the acronym for the Islamic terror group — in the printout attached to all three drinks…

“I was shocked and angry. I felt it was discrimination,” Johnson told The Washington Post on Friday.

Yeah, you are reading that right. The Washington Post is running, as a national news story, an allegation of discrimination that was obviously just someone misspelling a name. Before ISIS became the king of international terrorist groups, it was actually used as a name, so there’s that detail as well in this. It’s also perfectly reasonable that someone not familiar with Middle Eastern names might confuse “Aziz” for “Isis.”

Of course, there’s more to this story. Namely, that the Post was simply regurgitating a CAIR press release without disclosing that’s what they were doing.

Sunday after leaving work, Philadelphia resident Abdul Aziz Johnson stopped at a Chestnut Hill Starbucks on Germantown Avenue with two friends and ordered three iced drinks, according to Jacob Bender, the executive director of CAIR-Philadelphia, the local chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations…

In a press release, Bender asked, “Was this an innocent mistake, or a sick joke associating Mr. Aziz and his friends, who were wearing traditional Muslim clothing, with the extremist group responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in Iraq and Syria, thus perpetuating the lie that Muslims are uniquely prone to violent behavior and terrorism?”

The entire story came from CAIR. Apparently when terrorist connected, dumpster fire organizations like CAIR say something, the valiant reporters at The Washington Post treat it as an unbiased source. That seems concerning.

Actually, the Post’s version is worse, because even the CAIR commentary acknowledges this could have been an honest mistake. Oh yeah, and the barista who wrote the word on the cup? He’s African American, just like Abdul Aziz is.

But there’s a broader issue here, which I mentioned early on. The way the media are constantly going after normal people, often for honest mistakes, and trying to ruin their lives is disgusting. It’s poison to our social fabric. It’s also incredibly hypocritical, as these same press outlets cry foul the moment you target any of their reporters for criticism. This stuff needs to stop. A barista misspelling someone’s name is simply not national news, and the only reason to treat it is as such is for purely political reasons. Enough already.

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