web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "Featured Story" (Page 166)

AG Barr Intends To Investigate Epstein’s Death While Feds Turn Focus To Acquaintances

Westlake Legal Group barr-testimony-620x311 AG Barr Intends To Investigate Epstein’s Death While Feds Turn Focus To Acquaintances Jeffrey Epstein Front Page Stories Featured Story crime AG Barr

The investigation into the child sex trafficking ring of the now-deceased Jeffery Epstein will continue unabated and will now be joined by another investigation into how the billionaire financier could have died while in federal custody.

Attorney General William Barr, in a statement released Saturday, said he was “appalled” by Epstein’s death and would be asking the Inspector General to conduct an investigation into how a man who had tried to commit suicide could have succeeded on his second attempt while held in a federal prison.

“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.”

As an aside, you may have seen some of the kookier Hollywood types outraged at Barr’s statement because Barr’s father, they say, hired Epstein in the 70s to teach mathematics to children at a tony private school. Here’s the always-reliable Patricia Arquette on the matter:

And here’s a fun thing the media does to promote this kind of thing. The Daily Beast, in reporting on Barr’s statement, says unequivocally: “Barr’s father hired Epstein to teach math at Dalton Prep School in the late 1970s.”

But click the link they provide to another story on their own site and it says this:

In 1974, Dalton was run by headmaster Donald Barr—father of Attorney General William Barr, whose Justice Department recently began a review of Epstein’s 2007 non-prosecution agreement for the Palm Beach child sexual assault charges. Writers have noted the interesting coincidence. However, Donald Barr resigned in turmoil in February of 1974 (according to the March 14, 1974 issue of The Daltonian) which was seven months before Jeffrey Epstein began teaching there that fall. While it is possible that Donald Barr may have hired Epstein, if he made personnel decisions long in advance, the Dalton School lost four math teachers (according to The Daltonian) prior to the 1974-75 school year. Therefore the school may have hired Epstein, in part, out of an urgent need to fill vacant positions—even though Epstein did not have a college degree.

The media deserves all the criticism they get, really.

I any event, the criminal investigation into Epstein is now over. However, the feds say they will continue to seek justice for Epstein’s accusers by looking at accomplices who may have helped him along as he spent years leading what looks like a prostitution ring involving underage girls and very, very wealthy and powerful men and women.

Federal prosecutors and F.B.I. agents who built the case against Mr. Epstein will turn their attention to people whom his accusers have said participated in a scheme that dates back more than a decade and involved the sexual exploitation of dozens of underage girls.

That could include a circle of close associates whom accusers said helped recruit, train and coerce them into catering to Mr. Epstein, a wealthy financier.

While it may be over for Epstein himself (and he is no doubt meeting his eternal reward), his friends and associates are still very much on the hook.

The post AG Barr Intends To Investigate Epstein’s Death While Feds Turn Focus To Acquaintances appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group epstein-300x136 AG Barr Intends To Investigate Epstein’s Death While Feds Turn Focus To Acquaintances Jeffrey Epstein Front Page Stories Featured Story crime AG Barr   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Joe Biden Enters Alternate Timeline, Claims Parkland Students Visited Him As Vice President

Westlake Legal Group media.townhall-8-620x317 Joe Biden Enters Alternate Timeline, Claims Parkland Students Visited Him As Vice President shooting senile Politics Parkland Old Man gun control gaffe Front Page Stories Front Page Florida Featured Story democrats

Joe Biden continues to stumble on the campaign trail now that he’s come out of hiding.

In just the past few days, he’s made several headline producing gaffes. One involved Biden saying there were “at least three genders” when asked about it by a college student. That’s an answer that makes no sense to either the right or the left when it comes to the issue. Just a day before, he remarked in a speech that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids,” a verbal slip that earned him scorn from all sides.

He’s somehow managed to top those.

Yesterday, Biden made the inexplicable, false claim that Parkland students visited him in the White House as Vice President.

 

It’s one thing to say something you didn’t mean to say. You can even understand when politicians exaggerate or claim to be a bigger part of an event than they were. That’s not good, but it’s fairly standard fare unfortunately. This isn’t that. It’s a completely made up, fake memory of something that clearly didn’t happen.

You can’t just chalk this up to forgetfulness. Listen to how detailed he gets while trying to pander about gun control.

Biden told reporters in Iowa on Saturday that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” But when they visited Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress, lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.”

In reality, by the time the Parkland shooting took place, Biden had not been Vice President for well over a year.

While conservatives can poke fun at this, the real concern here is for Democrats. There’s a growing movement within the primary opposing Joe Biden, not because of his policy ideas, but because he can’t seem to go more than twelve hours without saying something confusing. The issue isn’t so much that he’s making things up, as that’s par for the course for politics. It’s that he appears so mentally out it when making these claims and gaffes.

If Elizabeth Warren or Donald Trump make a statement that’s misleading, you at least know they are doing it on purpose. With Biden, you are left wondering whether he’s actually going senile. How long can he keep this up? We are nearly six months from just the first primary. We are well over a year out from the 2020 election itself. He’s been on the campaign trail for what amounts to just several weeks at this point given how little actually campaigning he did in the first several months of his candidacy.

Democrats are going to have to make a choice. On paper, Biden continues to be the more formidable opponent to Donald Trump. But elections are run on paper and Biden’s continued struggles are mounting.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post Joe Biden Enters Alternate Timeline, Claims Parkland Students Visited Him As Vice President appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group befuddled-biden-300x153 Joe Biden Enters Alternate Timeline, Claims Parkland Students Visited Him As Vice President shooting senile Politics Parkland Old Man gun control gaffe Front Page Stories Front Page Florida Featured Story democrats   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

In Order to Save the Planet, President Jair Bolsonaro Asks Brazilians to Hold in Every Bowel Movement for Two Days

Westlake Legal Group time-3306753_1280-620x219 In Order to Save the Planet, President Jair Bolsonaro Asks Brazilians to Hold in Every Bowel Movement for Two Days Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story

 

 

In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt told America, “All we have to fear is fear itself.”

JFK advised, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

Bill Clinton’s message to the nation: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

And let’s not forget this zinger, courtesy of the man to whom Hillary Clinton chooses to give all her soft, supple lovin’:

“All Americans…are rightly disturbed by the large numbers illegal aliens entering our country. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively…by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before. … [W]e will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens…”

If you could speak to all your fellow countrymen and deliver just one message, what would it be?

For Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, perhaps she’d plead with all the cows — “Please, for the love of Pete, please, please just stop farting.”

The leader of Brazil recently took a similar approach: He beseeched the citizenry to keep from dropping their patriotic pants. If they wanna do their duty, they can’t do their doodie.

Seriously, just (don’t) doo it.

A reporter recently asked President Jair Bolsonaro how to balance protecting the earth with developing necessary agriculture.

Jair offered two pieces of advice: Eat a little bit less; and don’t poop every day.

Tighten up; it’ll still be there tomorrow.

The journalist’s question came in response to a recent report that Brazil’s Amazonian deforestation — along with its agricultural processes — is responsible for a quarter of the planet’s greenhouse effect.

Now Jair’s fired the head of that reporting agency. And he wants Brazilians to keep from firing a missile:

“It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.”

Please, people: Keep your killer turds from attacking Earth.

Karen Townsend of Hot Air had a bit to report on the directive. Here she is:

I can understand the “eat a little less” part of Bolsonaro’s off-the-cuff solutions if the intention is to utilize less land for agricultural purposes. It’s the suggestion that Brazilians poop “every other day” that puzzles me. Is it to limit the use of toilet paper, thus lessening the need for wood by-products? Is it like the environmental wackos who encourage limiting toilet paper use to a square or two? Eating less would decrease the need to poop but I’m not falling for that line of thinking.

Individual pooping habits vary. Some people may do it three times a day, some may do it every other day, but dictating personal bathroom habits isn’t the job of a nation’s leader. I can’t believe I looked up some information on this but I did. My first reaction that this suggestion can’t be a healthy one may be correct.

A 2010 study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology found that 98 percent of its participants pooped between 3 times per week to 3 times daily.

Deviating significantly from the regular pattern may still be considered healthy, but it can also indicate the development of a stomach or bowel problem.

Right. I don’t mean to encourage anyone to absolutely blow up the planet like the Death Star of Dumpin’…and I don’t mean to sound as if I hate my country…but holding ’til Tuesday what you need to do on Monday ain’t a good idea. When it comes to crapping, as Dinah Washington sang, “What a difference a day makes.”

With all due respect to the uptight, anal environmentalists of the world, anyone who thinks people should resist the urge to empty their bowels for the betterment of humanity…is full of it.

Unless you’re this guy.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Florida Woman Farts, Pulls Knife On Man In Dollar General, Cops Say

Louisiana Woman Tries To Beat Boyfriend To Death With His Prosthetic Leg After He Says He Wants To Date Someone Else

Pennsylvania University Promotes Men’s Cuddle Group To ‘Redefine Masculinity’ & Prevent Crime

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. For iPhone instructions, see the bottom of this page.





 

 

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post In Order to Save the Planet, President Jair Bolsonaro Asks Brazilians to Hold in Every Bowel Movement for Two Days appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group time-3306753_1280-300x106 In Order to Save the Planet, President Jair Bolsonaro Asks Brazilians to Hold in Every Bowel Movement for Two Days Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Pat Sajak Reminds Us of the Omniscience of Celebrity But Drops a Bomb, & This Roundup of His Tweets’ll Do You Right

Westlake Legal Group hollywood-sign-1598473_1280-620x413 Pat Sajak Reminds Us of the Omniscience of Celebrity But Drops a Bomb, & This Roundup of His Tweets’ll Do You Right Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story

 

 

The world of celebrity tweeting, in my opinion, doesn’t offer a lot in the way of wit and wisdom. For the most part, they’re singers and actors — not writers.

But one famous face consistently fires ’em off on social media, and that pithy pistolier is Pat Sajak.

On Friday, the Wheel of Fortune host reminded us that celebs know best. He also offered a bit of the hard knocks — we may have to use our own brains:

“As you probably know, we celebrities are uniquely qualified to tell you how to live and what to think, and I take that responsibility seriously. I’m working hard, and I expect to have my list of rules available in a week or so. Meantime, just do your best on your own.”

Tough, but most likely good advice.

Pat dished similarly wry words of wisdom in the aftermath of 2017’s Las Vegas massacre, during which anti-gun rhetoric was shootin’ off Tinseltown like the bulleted battles constantly featured in their furiously-firing films:

Want more from Pat? The Daily Wire’s compiled some of the most notable indications that the witty TV man’s got his feet on the ground. And his fingers on the pulse of America.

Hit it, Pat:

Looking forward to next awards show/lecture.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 10, 2017

Nobody abhors violence more than Hollywood, and nobody does more to glorify it.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 12, 2017

I wonder if the celebrities who moved out of the country will return for the demonstrations?
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 18, 2017

Unhappy about results of last week’s People’s Choice Awards. Thinking of breaking Starbucks windows & trashing limos.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 21, 2017

Changing the world one screamed obscenity at a time.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 23, 2017

“Alexa, turn on CNN. I want to hear the news.” “You’ll have to pick one or the other.”
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) July 7, 2017

Does anyone have thinner skins than the “tough” news media?
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) January 13, 2017

Can you imagine a world where all the rich and famous had this kind of down-to-earth ability to laugh at themselves?

I can’t (see here), but it’s fun to pretend.

Pat reminds me of what a wise movie star once said about his own fame and fortune:

“I get the joke.”

Great and endearing attitude. And thanks for the pep talk, Pat.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

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

WATCH: A Man Tries To Beat Up A Woman On A Public Sidewalk. The Easter Bunny Comes To Her Rescue & Kicks His A**!

HILARIOUS: A Little Boy Calls 911 Because He’s Hungry. What Happens Next Will Be Your Favorite Story This Week

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Pat Sajak Reminds Us of the Omniscience of Celebrity But Drops a Bomb, & This Roundup of His Tweets’ll Do You Right appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group hollywood-sign-1598473_1280-300x200 Pat Sajak Reminds Us of the Omniscience of Celebrity But Drops a Bomb, & This Roundup of His Tweets’ll Do You Right Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Sunday Sunshine

Westlake Legal Group 159335970_029dcc1934_b-620x465 Sunday Sunshine Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Culture & Faith Allow Media Exception

Image by Jeremy Atkinson via Flickr.

Welcome to “Sunday Sunshine,” a new weekly column I’ve started to highlight some of the good news out there. It can be all too easy to get dragged down by negativity, especially in the divisive atmosphere of our 24-7 news cycle, so it’s a good idea to remember that most people aren’t like the trolls you find on Twitter. In fact, most people are generally good people, and they’re doing some very good things. Sunday Sunshine will seek to highlight that, plus of course some cute animal videos and random silly things I find, because isn’t that why we have the internet?

If you have ideas for upcoming Sunday Sunshine articles, please reach out to me on Facebook or Twitter. Enjoy!

Jackson Proskow, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Canadian Global News, witnessed a moving scene on a recent flight from Dallas to Washington, D.C. The plane was carrying the remains of an American pilot, Col. Roy Knight Jr., whose plane had been shot down during the Vietnam War in 1967. Knight’s remains had recently been recovered and were being returned home to his family, with a very special pilot for that flight: Knight’s own son, who had watched his father depart for the war and had grown up to be a pilot himself.

Read Proskow’s full story here.

The promised cute animal content: Check out this video of a baby duck being reunited with his siblings after successfully being rescued and rehabbed. According to the original post on Reddit, he noticed the little duck was having increasing trouble walking, eventually becoming immobile. He took the duck to a wildlife rehabber who diagnosed him with botulism poisoning and nursed him back to health.

After the duck recovered, the rescuer brought him back to his family, and “As you can see, all the feels ensued.”

Baby duck reunited with siblings after being rehabbed. from r/aww

Here’s a story I covered last week, in case you missed it. After Shoshana Ovitz was freed from the Auschwitz concentration camp at the end of World War II, she married and had four children. She just celebrated her 104th birthday in Israel, surrounded by about four hundred of her descendants. The photos from her family gathering at the Western Wall are a powerful testament to the power of faith and family to triumph over evil.

Holocaust Survivor Celebrates Her 104th Birthday Surrounded By 400 Descendants

Westlake Legal Group EBY5RZPWsAEOhwI-620x465 Sunday Sunshine Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Culture & Faith Allow Media Exception

And something completely silly: for my fellow Gen-Xers and everyone who loves LEGOs, you can now build your very own Central Perk out of LEGOs, including Monica, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, and even Gunther:

Finally, if you’re not already following Rodney Smith, Jr. (@iamrodneysmith) on Twitter, you need to do so. Smith has been traveling across America, providing free lawn mowing to veterans, senior citizens, single mothers, disabled people, and others who need help. He also has a charitable foundation where he encourages kids to help people in their own communities by mowing their lawns.

Smith’s Twitter feed is a celebration of neighbor helping neighbor, and how a little kindness can have a huge impact.

Read my RedState article archive here.

Follow Sarah Rumpf on Twitter: @rumpfshaker.

The post Sunday Sunshine appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group 159335970_029dcc1934_b-300x225 Sunday Sunshine Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Culture & Faith Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

The RedState Box Office Report – Looking for the Price in the Crowd

Westlake Legal Group dora-and-the-lost-city-of-gold-paramount-620x272 The RedState Box Office Report – Looking for the Price in the Crowd Hollywood Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Entertainment box office report Allow Media Exception

It was a competitive weekend with many new releases battling the strong holdovers.

As summer is about to wind down studios are hoping to get some last moment releases out to get some business before schools open and the box office takes its usual late August-September downturn. This made for a busy slate of new releases doing battle with the strong established titles, and plenty of questions coming into the weekend.

Part of the question was that some of the new films were original concepts based on established properties from other media, and the carry-over of those audiences was not assured. It led to plenty of speculation and a surprise in the end, which was a reasonable reaction; the top four films are separated by only $8 million. So here is what the kids were interested in before heading back to classes.

HOBBS & SHAW – $25.4 Million
Last week’s physics-defying champ (which we covered on our filmcast this week) did about as well as expected, but it was no assured as things opened. On Friday it was actually the #2 earner and looked like it may be toppled, but a decent Saturday showed recovery and provided a decent weekend overall. This comes in as a drop of about -58%, slightly better than anticipated with it strong open last week. The high-octane duo of The Rock and Jason Statham have already pulled in $100 million by now. This return means that for 16 consecutive weeks the #1 film has been based on an established intellectual property.

2. SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – $20.8m
This is a surprising return as the teen horror tale based on the book series from the 1990s was expected to be an also-ran in this weekend’s mix. On Friday it was the top earner and it played stronger than expected, beating most estimates by about 25%. The surprising aspect is that this is one of the last titles to be released by CBS Films (it is being dissolved in a merger) so you wonder if better marketing could have brought in an even better result.

3. THE LION KING – $20.0m
One month out and the pride from Disney is still making an impact. It is well on it way to making $500 million domestically (the second-highest earner for the year as swell), and well over $1 billion worldwide already.

4. DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD – $17.1m
As much of a surprise as “Scary Stories” was this one saw a bit of an equal amount of disappointment. The very famous “Dora The Explorer” kids program was adapted with an older Dora and there was a mystery as to how well it would be received. Making this surprising is that leading up to the weekend indicators were healthy, with decent social media presence, and critics actually favoring the film, at a 75% rate on Rotten Tomatoes. Those who went out liked the film, with a CinemaScore of “A”, so there is a chance at some longer term interest. It will maybe need a large boost in the home market to see if this becomes a franchise for Paramount.

5. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – $11.6m
A true smash for Quentin Tarantino this will easily move past his “Inglorious Basterds” to become his second-highest grossing film. Time is needed to tell if it has a chance of reaching “Django Unchained”. Here is the most notable piece of trivia: This weekend sees the film crossing over the $100 million mark, and that means it becomes the ONLY film in the entire summer based on an original concept to reach that plateau.

6. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN – $8.1m
A respectable film by many measures it had a number of challenges facing it, the crowded marketplace being one. This was a product of the Fox 2000 division, which is closing down amid the Disney/Fox merger. This meant the marketing was possibly not as enthusiastic. Critics did the film no favors, with just under a 50% approval on RT. Audiences who did go scored it with a decent “A-”, so you get the sense the studio could have targeted the film a little better. It also was the third dog-based drama this year, so interest was a bit sapped.

7. THE KITCHEN – $5.51m
A female heist drama that has a number of names attached but little in the way of sustaining any interest. Part of the issue? Having two comedic actresses – Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish – taking on dramatic roles proved to repel audiences. This is the lowest debut for both actresses. This total is almost half as much as McCarthy’s fiasco from last summer, “The Happytime Murders”

8. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – $5.3m
A genuine smash hit for Sony, it has passed “Aladdin” for the fifth-best return of the summer. After six weeks it is still managing to play on over 2,600 screens.

9. TOY STORY 4 – $4.4m
Recall back when it debuted and some felt it was a bit of a disappointing opening because it was not setting records? Two months later it still lands in the top-ten, and has just become the highest-grossing title in the franchise. This also places it as the third-highest in the Pixar library (sixth-best when adjusted for inflation).

10. THE FAREWELL – $2.29m
The Chinese drama has been an arthouse hit. The studio A24 expanded it once again, adding almost 300 more screens (700 in total now) in a move that few anticipated. It has managed to take in $10 million on the meager release platform, a deeply impressive return for this micro-import.

** for more entertainment, political, or bad movie content follow me on Twitter @MartiniShark

The post The RedState Box Office Report – Looking for the Price in the Crowd appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group dora-and-the-lost-city-of-gold-paramount-300x132 The RedState Box Office Report – Looking for the Price in the Crowd Hollywood Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Entertainment box office report Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Actor Richard Gere Scolds Italy Over Stranded Migrant Ship, Interior Minister Claps Back

Westlake Legal Group italy-libya-map-620x347 Actor Richard Gere Scolds Italy Over Stranded Migrant Ship, Interior Minister Claps Back Salvini Richard Gere migrant ship Italy immigration Hypocrisy Hollywood Front Page Stories Featured Story

Recently the Italian government caused an international controversy when they turned away a ship carrying 121 African migrants. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini denied permission for the ship to dock in in the port of Lampedusa. Italy, like many other European nations (and our own), has been struggling with the strain of accepting poor migrants as they deal with their own spending and welfare issues.

The unemployment rate in Italy has been slowly dropping over the last five years but still hovers around ten percent, causing tension between typically drastically underpaid migrant workers and unemployed Italian natives. Salvini has been controversial but celebrated as a “hardliner” when it comes to migrant/immigration issues.

Enter Hollywood.

Actor Richard Gere flew to be with the migrants – now being housed on the Spanish charity ship Open Arms until they find a way to dock – and show his support. He asked the Italian government to stop “demonizing people” and compared the situation to the immigration battle here in America.

Gere, who visited the Open Arms ship in a show of support on Friday, joined a news conference on the Italian island of Lampedusa to call for the 160 migrants stuck on the boat to be allowed to disembark.

He compared the political situation in Italy, where League leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has repeatedly refused requests by migrant ships to dock, to that of the U.S. administration of Donald Trump.

“We have our problems with refugees coming from Honduras, Salavador, Nicaragua, Mexico… It’s very similar to what you are going through here,” he said, accusing politicians in both Italy and the United States of demonising migrants.

“This has to stop everywhere on this planet now. And it will stop if we say stop,” he said, adding that he only wanted to help people and not get into a political fight.

Salvini wasted no time in pointing out Gere’s hypocrisy.

“Given this generous millionaire is voicing concern for the fate of the Open Arms migrants, we thank him: he can take back to Hollywood, on his private plane, all the people aboard and support them in his villas. Thank you Richard!”

More and more European nations are becoming averse to accepting new immigrants.

Standoffs with non-governmental organisation boats have become common in the last year as European states at odds over who should be responsible for accepting migrants have refused port to vessels carrying rescued people, often leaving them stranded at sea for days awaiting a solution.

The Open Arms said it had rescued more people on Saturday.

The boat was at sea near Lampedusa with 121 people aboard from earlier rescues when, late on Friday evening, Maltese authorities asked it to assist 39 people in a wooden raft.

Malta had offered to accept the 39 people from this rescue but not the 121 already aboard, among them 32 minors, they added, saying the NGO had refused the offer.

“[Malta] has refused to disembark the other 121 people who have been aboard for 9 days. This has created a serious security problem aboard. Their levels of anxiety are unsustainable,” Open Arms founder Oscar Camps said on Twitter.

The boat has been in limbo since Malta and Italy rejected requests to disembark there. Spain’s Socialist government accepted the Acquarius NGO boat last year following a similar standoff but has since hardened its position, saying that the Open Arms should look for a closer port.

Representatives for Open Arms have indicated that if a medical emergency were to break out on the ship, they would be allowed to dock under international maritime law.

So far there is no word whether or not Richard Gere intends to invite any migrants to work for him or to stay in his homes.

The post Actor Richard Gere Scolds Italy Over Stranded Migrant Ship, Interior Minister Claps Back appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group media.townhall-300x211 Actor Richard Gere Scolds Italy Over Stranded Migrant Ship, Interior Minister Claps Back Salvini Richard Gere migrant ship Italy immigration Hypocrisy Hollywood Front Page Stories Featured Story   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump Grates Biden Like Cheese Over His Monumentally Mookish ‘Poor Kids’ Remark

Westlake Legal Group card-913191_1280-620x413 Trump Grates Biden Like Cheese Over His Monumentally Mookish ‘Poor Kids’ Remark Uncategorized rapid response director Race nbc Joe Biden Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump Campaigns andrew clark Andrea Mitchell Allow Media Exception 2020

 

 

During a campaign speech in Iowa Thursday, Joe Biden managed to push this over his bottom teeth:

“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

Let’s do that again:

“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

Take your time…

What’s weirder, people started to clap.

Then he added:

“Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it. But think how we think about it.”

Huh?

As for the first part, what would the media have made of such a comment by Donald Trump?

Brett Kavanaugh?

George Bush?

Voldemort?– I’m just assuming he’s supposed to be a Republican.

As the President left for a fundraiser Friday, he recounted to White House reporters his reaction to Biden’s goof:

“He made that comment, I said, ‘Whoa.’”

Furthermore:

“This is not somebody you can have as your president. But if he got the nomination, I’d be thrilled.”

Classic Trump.

But not as much as this:

“Joe is not playing with a full deck.”

At least one member of the media tried to run cover for the former VP.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell falsely charged the Trump campaign with cropping footage of Joe’s speech in order to unfairly give the appearance of a gooberish gaffe:

“Joe Biden, after a widely praised speech against the President 24 hours ago, is now facing a Trump campaign counter-attack, seizing on a few words on the campaign trail. The former vice president accusing the President of being a racist who emboldens white supremacists by aligning himself with their cause, but it’s Biden’s bungling of his own remarks that’s making headlines this morning.”

She then played Joe’s statement, in context:

“We should challenge these students. We should challenge students in these schools that have advanced placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids. Wealthy kids. Black kids. Asian kids.”

Uhhh…it didn’t get better.

Oh, and also: The initial Trump clip actually included the full context.

Trump’s Rapid Response Director, Andrew Clark, laid it out:

Yep.

Joe seems poised for a whole lot more passes; I predicted as much. A Republican with his record might never had made it this far: After all, he’s already said he’ll “be damned” if he pays reparations. And he’s called gays “security risks.” Let Voldemort try that.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Make Your Mark: The Pasadena Rose Parade Invites Men Who Identify As Women To Be Its Next Queen

Louisiana Woman Accused Of Theft Tells Cops She Has No Idea How The Meth & Money Got There – In Her Vagina

Hollywood’s Rosanna Arquette Apologizes For Being White. She Announces Her Shame & Disgust Over Her Birth

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Trump Grates Biden Like Cheese Over His Monumentally Mookish ‘Poor Kids’ Remark appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group card-913191_1280-300x200 Trump Grates Biden Like Cheese Over His Monumentally Mookish ‘Poor Kids’ Remark Uncategorized rapid response director Race nbc Joe Biden Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump Campaigns andrew clark Andrea Mitchell Allow Media Exception 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

State Dept Amends ‘Anti-Semitism’ Definition In Response To Omar’s Resolution To Support BDS

Westlake Legal Group omar-tlaib1-620x317 State Dept Amends ‘Anti-Semitism’ Definition In Response To Omar’s Resolution To Support BDS State Dept rashida tlaib Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Featured Story Culture Congress BDS movement Anti-Semitism definition anti-semitism Allow Media Exception 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

Last month, anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) co-sponsored a resolution in the House to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS seeks to boycott Israel to protest what Palestinians perceive as the mistreatment of their people. She compared BDS to the previous boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

When questioned about her position by Al-Monitor, Omar said, “We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting. And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”

When asked his opinion of Omar’s resolution, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) said, “I can’t imagine that any committee is going to mark up or take seriously any pro-BDS resolution.”

“Am I worried about the overall BDS movement worldwide as an economic matter? No. As an effort to delegitimize Israel, of course. The comments here today are a tiny part of that delegitimizing effort.”

Recently, she and her great pal, Rep. Rashida Tlaib were two of seventeen members of Congress who voted against a House resolution to oppose the international effort to boycott Israel.

In the tweet below, the original definition stands next to the newly amended version. The difference is the addition of an 11th example of anti-Semitism, which is “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.” This is something that both Omar and Tlaib have done – very publicly.

Philanthropist Adam Milstein saluted the revision. He tweeted, “Kudos to @SecPompeo and Special Envoy Elan Carr. It’s more clear now, the BDS Movement is disgustingly Antisemitic.”

The American Center for Law and Justice, a constitutional law firm led by President’s Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, initiated an online petition, “calling for Congress to censure Omar and Tlaib over rhetoric that the ACLJ describes as anti-Semitic.”

The petition, which can be accessed in the tweet below, states:

Rep. Omar said that support for Israel is ‘all about the Benjamins’ – a bigoted accusation that Jews control all the money. She’s attacked Jews and anyone who supports Israel as having a dual allegiance – another anti-Semitic trope.

Rep. Tlaib said she has a ‘calming feeling’ about the Holocaust. Someone espousing these bigoted views should not have access to classified information or sit on congressional committees such as the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Take action with us. Fight back against anti-Semitism. Demand Reps. Omar and Tlaib be removed from the committees and censured.

The post State Dept Amends ‘Anti-Semitism’ Definition In Response To Omar’s Resolution To Support BDS appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group omar-tlaib1-300x153 State Dept Amends ‘Anti-Semitism’ Definition In Response To Omar’s Resolution To Support BDS State Dept rashida tlaib Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Featured Story Culture Congress BDS movement Anti-Semitism definition anti-semitism Allow Media Exception 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Illegal Immigrant Sympathetically Profiled By CNN Kills Father of Five

Westlake Legal Group CNN-logo-620x620 Illegal Immigrant Sympathetically Profiled By CNN Kills Father of Five Tragic Preventable Politics media bias Illegal Immigration Ice Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story DUI drunk Deportation Order democrats CNN

An illegal immigrant who gained notoriety early in the year struck and killed a father of five late last week. CNN has previously profiled him in a sympathetic manner, sharing his story of hiding out in a church during the government shutdown to avoid a deportation order.

Here’s some of what CNN wrote.

An undocumented immigrant in Colorado says he’s taken shelter in a church because the government shutdown leaves him with no other choice.

Miguel Ramirez Valiente is facing a deportation order — but his lawyer says right now he has no way to fight it.

Most immigration courts are shuttered because of the shutdown. Judges are only hearing the cases of detained immigrants, while other cases are being postponed. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s fugitive operations and removal divisions are still operating.

So Ramirez Valiente stood at the pulpit at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Wednesday and told reporters he was seeking sanctuary to fight for the chance to remain with his wife and three children.

His story at the time was that he never received notice before he was ordered deported. That’s not an actual legal defense. A case was re-opened by ICE against him after he got a DUI leading to the revocation of his license in 2018. He had past arrests for domestic abuse as well. An acquaintance told Denver’s Channel 7 that Valiente was an abuser of alcohol.

His probation from the DUI had just been extended because he failed to even complete his community service or the court ordered therapy for alcoholism.

Now, a father for five children is dead because Valiente continued to flaunt the law by driving on a revoked license.

According to press reports, Miguel Ramirez Valiente was charged with careless driving with a revoked license after he over-corrected his truck while driving on a state highway near Colorado Springs, hitting Sean Buchanan.

Buchanan was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by Ramirez Valiente, who came to the U.S. from El Salvador 14 years ago.

Ramirez Valiente has several prior charges on his arrest record.

According to Denver’s ABC news affiliate, The Denver Channel, Ramirez Valiente was charged with reckless endangerment in 2011 and domestic violence in 2016.

This is a man who had no business being in the country. He was also a man who had no business driving a car. Yet, he was doing both, in violation of the law because a sanctuary city protected him. These are the real costs of illegal immigration and they are far too often ignored by the media because they choose to push their narrative instead.

Yes, I get that it’s sad when someone who broke the law gets deported, separating him/her from their children temporarily. But that’s far more just than an American citizen being killed by an illegal immigrant who has zero respect for the law.

I’d challenge any media personality or activist to look this woman in the face and tell her that Valiente had a right to be here.

Whether Valiente was driving drunk again during this accident hasn’t been revealed yet by authorities. The chances are certainly better than zero given his history.

This has to stop. It’s not just and moral to continue to allow the flaunting of US law, putting kids and migrants in danger trying to cross the border with the help or drug cartels. It’s also not just and moral for a father to be dead right now because local authorities are ignoring immigration laws.

I’m tired of the biased stories that only focus on the plight of migrants with CNN shoving mics in kid’s faces so they can get their viral video. There are real costs for American citizens as well and it’s about time that gets highlighted.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post Illegal Immigrant Sympathetically Profiled By CNN Kills Father of Five appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Screen-Shot-2019-08-11-at-10.12.44-AM-300x204 Illegal Immigrant Sympathetically Profiled By CNN Kills Father of Five Tragic Preventable Politics media bias Illegal Immigration Ice Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story DUI drunk Deportation Order democrats CNN   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com