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Antifa Becomes the Most Ironically Named Outfit Following its Rally in D.C.

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In yet another conflict the group has forgotten what its mission statement is supposed to be.

By this point to suggest that terms like oblivious, contradictory, or hypocritical can be applied to the activist group Antifa would require using another term — it is redundant. The group that claims it is doing the noble work of beating back the Nazi scourge in this country has been consistently the source of the very acts and behavior it says it has been charged with defeating. Today in Washington D.C. has been no different.

The reason for the gathering is to serve as a counter-protest to an organized free speech rally that is being attributed to controversial Alt-right groups, and The Proud Boys. There have been a number of speakers at the counter-rally, displaying their opposition to what they accuse is happening.

They want to use this opportunity to weaponize free speech!” Nothing better to see than groups opposing something and displaying a functional ignorance of the issue over which they are upset. Saying something akin to “We don’t like how they use free speech!” bears some similarity to Orwellian language.

Better still is that in the areas where Antifa members have been permitted to organize they are distributing flyers with listed rules they want to enforce on anyone from the media. Soak that in: at a rally where people are calling for free speech the group that pledges to combat oppressive forces is dictating what the press will be forbidden from doing.

Julio Rosas, from the Washington Examiner, posted a photo of a flyer that Antifa organizers were passing around. It is a list of rules for the press — oh, excuse me: “Guidelines” — that are expected to be followed to gain access into the area of the Antifa rally.

Further, they want to forbid any members of the media who will not agree to their terms from entering the area where they are organized. A cute stipulation, considering they had to obtain a permit in order to congregate on what is public property. That means they have been permitted to be there, it does NOT mean they now control what takes place on that public location.

The third entry is especially precious. They imply that anything filmed against their will can be used in court, because they worry something incriminating could be recorded and will strive to obtain that footage through subpoena.

How does anyone not laugh at a group that calls itself “Anti Fascist” while it attempts to employ stridently fascistic techniques? They want to control speech, bar the press, and forcibly prevent individuals from entering public locations. They threaten legal reprisals against anyone they deem to have violated their neutered “guidelines”.

Today they are marching in the streets of D.C., claiming the streets belong to them, and they create vandalism in their wake. As we discussed on our most recent podcast myself, and Sarah Lee, speculated on how infrequently the very frequent violence by Antifa does not involve Nazi activities. Journalists, politicians, immigration officers, and general citizens have been targets of assault, and worse, by these dolts — as they supposedly oppose such behavior.

Amusingly they also try to use typical fascist tactics, all to protect themselves from being exposed as the violent jackboots they actually are in practice. Attempting to silence the media during a free speech rally only deepens the humor these thugs generate in their attempt at being taken seriously.

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Joe Biden: If Trump Wins 2020 NATO Will Cease to Exist in 4-5 Years

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Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden sat down with Chris Cuomo at CNN over the holiday to talk about his campaign, debate performance and all things Trump. Biden admitted his debate performance wasn’t the best, blaming the time limits and crowded stage.

Cuomo went on to press Biden about the future of campaign trail and the consequences of another four years with Trump at the helm.

CUOMO: “There are domestic agenda items I want to take you through. You have made a big point of saying the threat here with the current administration is abroad. What exactly bothers you abroad?”

BIDEN: “What bothers me abroad is, look, the idea that we can go it along who no alliances for the next 20 or 30 years is a disaster. How are we going to deal with stateless terrorism without doing what I’ve been able to do with the president, put together a coalition of 50, 60 nations to take it on? I came out of a generation where we were trying to be the policemen of the world. We can’t go every place. We need allies. He is absolutely dissing them. He’s embracing thugs, he’s embracing Kim Jong-Un who’s a thug. He’s embracing Putin who is a flat dictator. He’s embracing people who, in fact — and he’s stiff-arming our friends. He’s threatening NATO, to pull out of NATO. Come on.”

CUOMO: “He says he’s gotten NATO to give in more money for defense because of his tactics.”

BIDEN: “Give me a break. Come on, man. By the way, the idea that NATO — let me put it this way, if he wins re-election, I promise you there will be no NATO in four years or five years.”

CUOMO: “You think there will be no more NATO if he’s re-elected?

BIDEN: “No more NATO. Look, I went to a conference and the first speaker stood up, the chancellor, the former chancellor of Germany stands up and she says, ‘We have to go it alone. We can’t count on the United States.’ Why did we set up NATO, Chris? So no one nation could abuse the power in the region in Europe, that would suck us in in the way they did in World War I and World War II. It’s being crushed. Look at what’s happening with Putin. While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look at what’s happening in Hungary, look what’s happening in Poland, look what’s happening. You think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? You can’t answer that, but I promise it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.”

Joe Biden went to a conference, everyone. So…he knows some stuff about some things. Obviously one must take seriously the former chancellor of a country we still protect to this day with a significant military presence within their borders.

View the clip below.

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DESPICABLE: Police Officers Asked To Leave Starbucks Because a Customer ‘Did Not Feel Safe’

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This story makes my head explode.

Through a series of tweets (below), the Tempe Officers Association (TOA) told a very disturbing story.

Six police officers stopped at a Tempe, AZ Starbucks shop before their shift began on the Fourth of July. A barista, who addressed one of the officers by name because he was a regular at this location, approached to tell them a customer had complained they “did not feel safe” because of the “police presence.”  The barista asked them to either leave the shop or else to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight. The officers left.

The tweet said, “This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019. We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.”

The TOA ended with the following tweet:

The president of the police union, Rob Ferraro, told FOX 10 of Phoenix that “such treatment of police officers seems to be happening more often these days…It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me.”

Starbucks spokesman Reggie Borges spoke to The Arizona Republic.

We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community. We’ve reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize. We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.

We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.

Neither the barista or the customer were identified.

What would cause an individual (and I’m picturing a female millennial although I have no way of knowing), to feel unsafe in the presence of police officers? Unless one was carrying drugs or had something to hide, why would anyone feel unsafe around a police officer? And worse, how could a person feel they were entitled to ask fellow customers in a public location to leave? I am stunned by the sheer hubris and rudeness of it.

More appalling still was the poor judgement of the barista. He or she had a choice to make in that situation. He should have politely declined the customer’s request.

Why has it become increasingly okay to insult police officers, those who risk their lives to protect us?

I scanned through some of the replies to the TOA tweets and found the following one.

I think it’s stupid to ask the police to leave because the customer felt uncomfortable. I’ve been to that location twice and I was asked to leave because I had on a work uniform and I was the only black customer in the store and everybody looked at me and I was asked to leave.

Does Starbucks now ban  everyone dressed in a uniform from entering their shop? Does one need to dress a certain way to grab a cup of coffee at a Starbucks?

You may recall this Starbucks story from last year. “Two black men who were waiting for a business colleague inside the shop were arrested for trespassing at a Philadelphia Starbucks shop.  The city’s police commissioner later apologized to the men and Starbucks closed some 8,000 locations for part of a business day to conduct “racial bias training.”

It may be time for Starbucks to conduct another round of training, this time on the subject of manners and common sense.

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Sign the Petition to include the Citizenship Question!

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There has been a petition established on the White House site just today, to include the citizenship question for the Census. Click on the link below, fill out the form. You’ll get a verification e-mail. click on that link and you’re done!

I’m not an attorney and it’s been quite a while since I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, but it would seem that if the petition meets the threshold, then President Trump could then go back to the spineless Chief Justice and say the following: Mr Chief Justice, you’ve opined that the question is constitutional, but you just didn’t like the reasoning. Fine. Here’s (number of petition signers) reasons. Mic Drop.

Here’s the link

Hat tip to Dr Thomas Lifson over at American Thinker.

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MSNBC: With His Dictator-Style Parade, Donald Trump Turned the 4th of July Into Something Divisive & Vile

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On July 3rd, RedState’s Bonchie covered an MSNBC contributor comparing the American flag to a swastika.

These antics aren’t a whole lot more boss.

So how’d the Microsoft/NBC news network react to the 4th of July extravaganza on the National Mall Thursday, which sported some tanks?

(By the way, the 4th of July is a celebration of the nation’s hard-won independence, which was accomplished by war).

Well, they responded as if Hitler had descended upon the District of Columbia.

Here’s a bit of how the event looked:



During The 11th Hour, the partisan peacock got off to a great start by rooting their segment in a bit o’ this: “WAPO: Trump Ignores Norms That Keep Military Out of Partisan Issues.”

Huh??

Might it make more sense to say, “WAPO Ignores Norms That Keep Partisan Issues Out of Military”?

Or out of Independence Day?

Ali Velshi began with this knee slappin’ prod to retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey:

“What’s the circumstance, General? I’m curious. Because countries like France do hold these types of demonstrations. Obviously, we associate them more with military dictatorships.”

Nice. Reeeal nice opener.


Then Ali pushed out a question I’m still trying to figure out. Who would ask this? It’s a beaut:

“What is the right way in which we can appreciate these remarkable machines and these airplanes?”

The “right way”??

Then he followed with, “Nobody likes an air show more than I do.”

Doesn’t sound like it.

The host inquired:

“What’s the way in which this gets done without politicization?”

Uhhh…the way in which it gets done without politicization is that it happens and you don’t politicize it…with this segment and those questions.

The general seemed to go with the military dictatorship thing:

“Well, I think most of it — we’ve gotta focus on the fact that it’s Mr. Trump. That’s the problem.’

Oh — that’s the problem.

“He’s turning it into a narcissistic kind of display of his own purpose.”

Are they talking about a parade in Washington or in North Korea?

I invite you all to crack the code here…

Take it away, Barry:

“Around the country, routinely, there are air shows all over the United States, all year. … So displaying and letting the American people see their armed forces and its equipment is entirely legitimate. We just don’t want it used divisively, particularly on the 4th of July.”

How was it “used divisively”?

This is a supremely dumb attempt at sleight of hand: State that something is divisive — which is to say, be divisive. Accuse the other side of being divisive because you don’t agree with the thing that you called divisive because you didn’t agree.

More from Barry:

“Washington D.C. loves that day. It’s just a tremendous ceremony. Now, it’s gonna be another vile political fight.”

So there ya have it, folks — with a military parade celebrating a country-founding military victory of sorts, Donald Trump turned a lovable holiday into something vile.

“Donald Trump’s Using The Military And Making July 4th A Vile Political Fight” — that was MSNBC’s own headline on YouTube.

Some in the media have claimed the President made the celebration all about himself.

But who made it all about Trump — Trump, or goofballs claiming Trump made it all about Trump?

Witness more goofiness in the video below, along with a great tribute to America’s history of military parades.

-ALEX

 

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AOC Spends Her 4th Of July Attacking America – Does It Serve As A Broader Sign Of The Times?

A Cinematic Tribute Reminds Us How Tough We Were – America’s Liberty Was Won & Preserved Amid The Ugliness Of War

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Delay In DOJ Inspector General’s Report Due To ‘Reluctant Witnesses’ Coming Forward at ’11th Hour’

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DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report on possible FISA abuse by the FBI was expected in May or June. It will be delayed further because “reluctant key witnesses” with whom the IG had sought interviews early in the investigation, have now agreed to talk.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge has followed this story closely and wrote that sources have told her “at least one witness outside the Justice Department and FBI started cooperating – a breakthrough that came after Attorney General William Barr ordered U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead a separate investigation into the origins” of the Russian collusion case.

The source also told Herridge that new developments required some witnesses to be reinterviewed.

Former senior DOJ official, Tom Dupree, who served as deputy assistant attorney general from 2007 to 2009, told her “the wheels of inspector general investigations move very, very slowly…Like any investigation, you talk to one person, something that person tells you sends you back … to the first person, so it can be a very extensive, exhaustive process, because you are constantly picking up leads, interviewing former sources and navigating complex questions of classified information.”

Herridge reports:

In this case, additional FISA information came to light late in the process – including October 2016 contact (first reported by The Hill and confirmed by Fox News) between a senior State Department official and a former British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the infamous and salacious anti-Trump dossier.

The State Department contact with Steele was relayed to a senior FBI official. The timeline matters because about two weeks later, the FBI and DOJ used Steele’s unverified research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign, to secure a surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. At the very least, it’s been argued, Steele’s contact with another government agency should have been a red flag for the FBI because it may have violated his confidential human source agreement.

Steele was later fired by the FBI over his media contacts before the 2016 presidential election. The Page surveillance warrant is the central issue of the DOJ IG’s review.

Although Herridge does not provide a name in her report, most likely she is discussing Kathleen Kavalec, then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Department of State Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She served under Victoria Nuland and covered Russia. Kavalec met with Steele ten days before the FBI applied to the FISA Court for their first warrant to spy on Page.

During this exchange, Steele told Kavalec that his client was “keen” to break the story before election day. (John Solomon’s articles can be viewed here and here.)

Kavalec made two important discoveries. First, she realized that some of the material in the dossier Steele had prepared for the FBI and the Clinton campaign was inaccurate. After a brief meeting with Steele, Kavalec was instantly aware of Steele’s agenda and she was alarmed. She prepared a memo from her meeting notes and sent it to the appropriate officials at the FBI. The memo said that Steele had told her, “Payments to those recruited are made out of the Russian Consulate in Miami.” She then wrote, “It is important to note that there is no Russian consulate in Miami.” Kavalec also said that Steele admitted his work was political.

Kavalec also determined that the story about Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s alleged trip to Prague was false. She used the State Department portal to look at travel records. Solomon uploaded Kavalec’s handwritten notes from her meeting with Steele to Scribd which can be viewed here. The notation about Cohen can be found on page 11.

Citizens United recently obtained copies of Kavalec’s memo, through a FOIA request. The documents were immediately forwarded to the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz who had not been aware that they even existed.

Citizens United learned that the memo and related documents had been retroactively labeled as classified by the FBI. They were heavily redacted. Kavalec sent the email to the FBI on October 13, 2016.

Kavalec’s testimony could be critical to the IG’s case.

The Conservative Treehouse’ “Sundance” asks and answers an important question: Why is the FBI so damned committed to this Steele Dossier?

That answer is simple. In October 2016, they needed the dossier to get the FISA warrant. They needed the 2016 FISA warrant to cover-up for all of the unauthorized and illegal surveillance activity that was already underway throughout 2016.

The Russian election interference narrative; the use of Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper, the London and Australian embassy personnel; Erika Thompson, Alexander Downer, U.S. DIA officials; everything around Crossfire Hurricane; and everything after to include the construct of the Steele Dossier; all of it was needed for the creation of an ‘after-the-fact‘  plausible justification to cover-up what Mike Rogers discovered in early 2016, AND the downstream unmasked records that existed in the Obama White House SCIF.

Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump. The intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. They already knew everything about the Trump campaign.

The Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a justification for pre-existing surveillance operations. Fusion fulfilled that objective by contracting for the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the FBI, and later the Mueller team, were/are so strongly committed to, and defending, the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content. Once they had the dossier in hand the FBI proceeded forward for an ex post facto FISA warrant.

The goal was surveillance authority. The FBI used the Carter Page FISA application. The FBI already knew Carter Page. Essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the dossier in the system, and the FISA authority as justification to execute the “insurance policy.”

Let’s hope that Kavalec and at least a few others are willing to tell the truth. It will certainly save a lot of time. Generally, once one individual speaks honestly, a story falls apart rather quickly.

It’s impossible to tell when the report will be released to the public. Once Horowitz has completed the report, it must undergo a “final review” by the FBI and the DOJ to determine what information needs to be redacted.

Faster please.

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Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Meth-Addled Attack Squirrel With Quite the Name

It’s Saturday so we’ll take a quick break from politics to cover something much more serious.

A man in Alabama is giving every crazed Florida man a run for his money this week. Mickey Paulk was arrested and charged with illegal possession of wildlife after it was discovered he was keeping an “attack squirrel” that was strung out on meth. The squirrel’s name was of course “Deez Nuts.”

An Alabama man who gained widespread notoriety after being accused of feeding methamphetamine to what authorities called his ‘attack squirrel’ has now been charged with a state wildlife offense.

Court records indicate 35-year-old Mickey Joel Paulk has been hit with a count of illegal possession of wildlife.

Paulk has not denied having a pet squirrel he named Deez Nuts, which is illegal under state law. But he has denied police allegations that he fed meth to the squirrel to make it aggressive.

Paulk actually led police on a high speed chase that culminated in him ramming an investigators car. He was also wanted on several other drug and firearm related charges.

Others had warned police about the squirrel before they sought to bring Paulk in, letting them know that the squirrel had been trained to attack and was fed meth to keep it aggressive.

This story does have a happy ending though, at least for the squirrel. After treatment, it was successfully released back into the wild in late June. No word on whether it’s found a new dealer yet, but here’s hoping he stays clean.

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Dem Rep Secretly Sending Aides Into Mexico To Teach Migrants How To Game Asylum System

 

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Members of a US-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields had blocked the caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff have told The Washington Examiner that Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) has been quietly sending aides into Juarez, a town near the U.S. border, to find illegals who have been deported under the “Remain in Mexico” policy. The migrants are being instructed to pretend they can’t speak Spanish. This will allow them to take advantage of a loophole in the asylum laws and return to the U.S. (Escobar won the seat vacated by Beto O’Rourke.)

The National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and CBP personnel informed The Washington Examiner that members of Rep. Veronica Escobar’s staff have been working with the local Catholic diocese and have allegedly interviewed thousands of migrants in Juarez recently to find migrants who “may have been wrongly returned” by the Department of Homeland Security.

A senior union official has shared evidence gathered by CBP personnel  with the Examiner. He said, “What we believe is happening is Veronica Escobar’s office is going … to basically second-guess and obstruct work already done by the Border Patrol.”

A CBP official explained the “Remain in Mexico” policy (formal name is Bilateral Migration Protection Protocols):

Anyone returned must be fluent in Spanish because they may have to reside in Mexico up to five years until a U.S. federal judge decides their asylum claim. A Democratic politician’s aides reescorting people back to the port are telling officers the Central American individual with them cannot speak Spanish despite their having communicated in it days earlier.

The union representative told the Examiner:

What we’re hearing from management is that they’re attempting to return people, and the story was changed in Mexico, where a person who understood Spanish before now doesn’t understand — where a person who didn’t have any health issues before now has health issues…They went through and interviewed everybody, cherry-picked them, brought them back, and now are using them as tag lines. They’re going over there and manufacturing a lot of these issues.

We had finally found a happy medium ‘cause we always get crapped on when it comes to immigration laws, and then they’re finding loopholes to bring them back,” the second official said.

All of the officials are concerned the “interviews might be used to suggest the Border Patrol is wrongfully turning away a large number of asylum-seekers.”

Former federal immigration judge Mark H. Metcalfe said:

The involvement of Escobar’s office was likely more of a stunt than a genuine threat to the integrity of the process.

She’s trying to obviously say these people have been wrongly denied their claims and they’re waiting when they shouldn’t be.

However, a criminal case would exist if Escobar were found to be complicit in an effort to perpetrate a fraud, which would have to include knowingly injecting false statements during interviews, follow-up conversations, and documents presented to U.S. officials.

A DHS official told the Examiner:

Democrats, nonprofit organizations, and 2020 hopefuls are furious that these migrants are not allowed to await their court dates in the U.S., where they have the opportunity to disappear and slip into the interior never to be seen again.”

By opposing a system that assists migrants and speeds wait times, these individuals are exposing a cause that looks more like a cover story for their political motivations. Any efforts to subvert and obstruct federal law enforcement operations should receive a full review.

According to the Examiner:

In one incident, an Escobar aide and diocese official walked a male migrant over the bridge in June and asked for him to be admitted into the U.S. because they had found he had “cognitive disabilities.” Officers took the boy and turned the case over to the Border Patrol, where an agent found a Constituent Information and Privacy Release Form with the U.S. House of Representatives seal on it inside the 17-year-old’s file. Two officials said the paper would have to have been put in his file while he was interviewed in Mexico and was not supposed to have been left there because it would reveal to the Border Patrol that a member of Congress or their staff was meeting with migrants in Mexico.

The boy has since returned to Mexico because the medical condition was not diagnosed by a medical professional but by an aide of the congresswoman, one official said Friday.

“Management saw that form and was like, ‘What is this?’ and reached out to our International Liaison Unit. And ILU said, ‘Yes, Veronica Escobar and several other politicians are in Mexico trying to defeat the MPP program,’” the union said.

In another confirmed case, a female migrant was brought back to the port after claiming to have been raped in Juarez.

Officials said they knew of three other incidents where Escobar’s aides had walked back a “Remain in Mexico” program recipient.

If these allegations are correct, then Escobar is using taxpayer funds to reverse already-decided legal action. A CBP official said “these people were found inadmissible under a new program and they must remain in Mexico. They’re trying to subvert that.”

I am not a lawyer, so I can’t speak to the legality of what Escobar is doing. It’s likely that Escobar is not breaking the law. Ethically, however, I find it egregious that a member of Congress would work to subvert U.S. policy. Even worse, American taxpayers are forced to foot the bill for this chicanery.

Suppose a policeman were to coach a suspect on a specific way they might avoid charges for a crime – not something general, but a precise technicality such as the arresting officer had not followed protocol to the letter. And let’s also assume this policeman was doing this deliberately and enlisting his subordinates to actively search for technicalities which could help suspects to circumvent the law. Many Americans would be horrified.

Illegals have become a privileged class in America. In many ways, they enjoy more rights than U.S. citizens. And, if an illegal also happens to be transgender, the treatment becomes better still.

Oh, to be an undocumented immigrant in America.

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Los Angeles Activist & Head of the Mayoral Recall Effort Petitions President Trump: ‘Help Our City. Our Citizens Are Dying’

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[Screenshot from Alexandra Datig, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzhmkXJNhPQ]

 

I once suggested in an online forum that Los Angeles wasn’t doing well. Immediately, a couple Angelenos attacked me. They touted the superiority of the city’s roads, etc. When I posted links supporting the facts, they essentially told me to get the !#?@ out of the forum.

But perhaps one West Coaster who would’ve agreed with me is Alexandra Datig, a local activist.

In fact, she fears the city’s fall a might more than I — she’s created an S.O.S. video for President Trump, imploring, “Please, President Trump, we are calling on you: Help our city. Our citizens are dying; they will continue to die.”

Her presentation begins thusly:

“Message to the President of the United States. Donald J. Trump. Urgent Call for Federal Intervention. Due to the state of emergency caused by homelessness in Los Angeles California.”

I’ve covered Alexandra before: She’s the one heading up a mayoral recall on Eric Garcetti.

In June, she told City News Service Cali was “in a state of emergency.”

For more on that — as well as my personal account of homelessness in downtown L.A. — see here.



Back to Alexandra’s sounding of the alarm to the White House, here’s her message for the Commander-in-Chief:

“[I] am calling on the President of the United States to intervene in Los Angeles due to the state of emergency created by its homeless crisis. In the county of Los Angeles, we have more than 59,000 people homeless. We have more than 36,300 people homeless in the city of Los Angeles, and we have more than 16,000 people living in his or her cars. We have more than 3,000 homeless veterans. Veteran homelessness was supposed to be ended by the year 2015 according to our mayor.

“This has not happened.”

Then she fingers Eric:

“We have had a 75% increase in homelessness in the past six years under the leadership of our mayor, Eric Garcetti. Our leaders, here in this city, have lost heart and cannot deal with the crisis at hand. Our police officers are getting sick; our social workers are getting sick. Our sanitation workers are being treated terribly. Trash problems are everywhere. We are having serious environmental crimes happening, every day, several times a day, where 59,000 people in the county of Los Angeles are dumping raw sewage into our storm drains, entering our waterways.”

Raw sewage — that sounds nice.

Environmentalism, anyone?

“These are serious, serious environmental crimes. We have homeless youth; we have had, in the past five years, to 2018, more than 3,600 people die on the streets of Los Angeles. These people, who are living on the street, some of them, are sentenced to death by homelessness. This situation is completely unacceptable and we need a federal intervention immediately. We need FEMA; we need the Red Cross; we need the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency.”

Watch the video above, which ends with this serious-as-a-heart-attack appeal:

“We need immediate assistance. This is urgent. Immediate assistance is needed. Now. Today. No delay. Please, President Trump, we are calling on you: Help our city. Our citizens are dying; they will continue to die.”

Alexandra isn’t the only one warning of the Golden State’s demise — last month, historian Victor Hanson told Tucker Carlson California is the country’s “first Third World state.”

There are certainly scenes playing out in the home of Democrats & Dodgers that would support that notion.

Still, L.A. still has a ways to go to compete with overachiever San Fran — maps of the city can help you find restaurants, hotels, entertainment complexes, and piles of human turds (please see here). The new San Francisco treat?

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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#Merica: Oregon Activists Went Flag Planting on Independence Day at Nike HQ in Response to Flag Shoe Decision

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This undated product image obtained by the AP shows Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoes that have a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag, on them. Nike is pulling the flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Nike via AP Photo)

In the aftermath of Nike’s recent decision not to sell Betsy Ross flag-themed tennis shoes, average American citizens who were offended by the news have expressed their outrage in many different ways.

Some took to social media to share their thoughts. Some have put pen to paper and are writing letters to Nike. Some vowed to never wear Nike merchandise again.

But in Oregon, where Nike’s World HQ is located, some activists took a different approach.

Author Jeff Reynolds, writing at PJ Media, reports on how some of the locals responded:

On Independence Day, local activists planted American flags at the entrance of Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The intent was to show Nike that, despite what Colin Kaepernick may have told them, not everyone thinks the American flag is a symbol of racism and slavery.

[…]

One activist who helped to plant the flags at Nike told PJ Media, “It’s just unfortunate that we couldn’t get any Betsy Ross flags, but the message is the same. We wanted to remind Nike that Colin Kaepernick is simply wrong about the history of the flag.”

Reynolds noted that the flag planting started on a small scale, but that the number of flags grew as the day went on.

Here’s one of several images Reynolds took of the planted flags:

There are many more photos posted of the flag display here.

Well done, Oregon patriots. Well done.

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