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Twitter Experts Proven Idiots Yet Again As Deputy DNI Sue Gordon Resigns Allow Trump To Choose An Acting Director

On Sunday, President Trump took to Twitter to announce the departure of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. As I said at the time, this is a good thing. Coats has, in my view, shielded the intelligence community from experiencing the consequences of their illegal meddling in the 2016 election in a failed attempt to elect Hillary Clinton and their subsequent involvement is what can only be described as a soft coup attempt. Now that the special prosecutor looking into how this nonsense started is closing in on a lot of people, Coats will be required to assist in providing access to people and documents. He really couldn’t be relied upon to do so as he’s made it very clear that he does not believe he’s actually part of the administration.

His departure set up a quandry. By law, the designated successor is the deputy director. This makes the ODNI different from basically every other federal agency where the Federal Vacancies Reform Act applies. The problem was that the deputy, Sue Gordon, was an acolyte of John Brennan and a close friend of CIA director Gina Haspel. Brennan, in any other country, would have been imprisoned for treason by now. Haspel was chief of CIA’s London Station as some American agency made numerous runs at members of the Trump campaign team in that city to try to compromise them. Her personal relationships and her quarter century at CIA all combined to not give a warm fuzzy feeling that she would cooperate with John Durham’s investigation. I advocated dismissing her, along with Coats, using the FVRA to select her successor and then allowing that person to succeed Coats.

When my post hit twitter I was inundated by idiots claiming this could not happen because, apparently, Sue Gordon is mentioned in the Constitution or something. Amazingly, a lot of Twitter morons believe that Executive Branch agencies do not respond to directives from the White House because they “serve the people.” In this bizarro world, the agencies do whatever the hell they want…so long as they are doing what the left wants. You don’t find the same argument used now that Education and HHS are eradicating much of the progressive agenda. And, trust me, these goofs don’t want a lot of armed men deciding they’ve had all the Antifa bullsh** they are going to stand for and rolling into Portland to stand that odoriferous crew up against an wall because they are “serving the people.”

Anyway, yesterday Gordon did the right thing. She resigned.

Does this mean I had some inside knowledge or special gift? No. It only means that I could read the law and that TDS hadn’t caused a chronic crainio-rectal infarction that prevented me from seeing what was obviously going to happen. And it continues:

I have to say I was somewhat shocked to find anyone in the federal bureaucracy that still had a sense of honor, much less within the upper reaches of the intelligence community and law enforcement, but perhaps I’ve become too jaded at the antics of Comey and McCabe and Strzok and Mueller and Weissmann and Clapper and Morrell and Brennan to accurately appraise those agencies. She knew the President didn’t have a lot of confidence in her and rather than become another Sally Yates, she accepted that and allowed the President to create his own team without drama.

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Newly Released FBI 302s Show Abuse Of Power By Top Obama Administration Officials

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After numerous delays, Judicial Watch (JW) received partially redacted copies of DOJ official Bruce Ohr’s FBI 302 reports (interview summaries) on Thursday evening. Ohr, who was serving as the associate deputy attorney general at the time, had acted as a backchannel between dossier author Christopher Steele and the FBI. When his involvement (his conflict of interest and role as conduit for Fusion GPS material) became known by top DOJ officials, Ohr was demoted in December 2017.

JW received 34 pages of documents, consisting of twelve 302s, which can be viewed on Scribd here. The first interview was conducted on November 22, 2016 and the final one occurred on May 15, 2017, days before Robert Mueller was appointed to the special counsel.

Background

The DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign, through the Perkins Coie law firm, commissioned Glen Simpson’s opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, to investigate candidate Donald Trump. Simpson hired former British spy Christopher Steele for the job. Steele compiled an incriminating, unverified and unverifiable dossier which alleged ties between Trump and the Russian government.

The FBI used the bogus dossier as the basis for its application to the FISA Court to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. The FBI had been warned by Ohr in September 2016 that the dossier was both unverified and that Steele was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President.”

The FBI had also received an email from State Department official Kathleen Kavalec, which included documentation, reiterating Ohr’s warnings.

Still the FBI presented the dossier to the FISA Court as “verified” on October 30, 2016.  They received the warrant and renewed it three more times.

In the meantime, James Comey, who signed off on the first application, presented a summary of the dossier to President-elect Trump in early January 2017 as “salacious” and “unverified,” and continued to present it to the FISA Court as “verified.”

New Information

The 302s provided new information and corroborated previously known information.

For example, the State Department played a larger role than had been thought. In the first interview Ohr told agents that “reporting on Trump’s ties to Russia were going to the Clinton Campaign, Jon Winer at the U.S. State Department and the FBI…Ohr knew that [Fusion GPS’s] Glen Simpson and others [were] talking to Victoria Nuland at the U.S. State Department.”

Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked as a contractor for Fusion through September 2016. Nellie was hired to conduct research on members of Trump’s family. Bruce provided his wife’s research to the FBI.

In late September 2016, Ohr describes a person (likely Christopher Steele) as “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President.”

Highlights (via Judicial Watch)

“Ohr knew that [Fusion GPS’s] Glen Simpson and others talking to Victoria Nuland at the U.S. State Department.”

Glenn Simpson directed a person whose is redacted to speak to the press. It appears as if the press that person went to was the far left leaning Mother Jones.

On December 5, 2016, Ohr promised to “voluntarily” give his wife Nellie Ohr’s Fusion GPS research to the FBI. He also provided the FBI with a report on Paul Manafort titled, “Manafort Chronology.”

On December 12, 2016 Simpson gave Ohr a thumb drive with Fusion GPS research on it. Ohr claims to not know what is on that drive. During the meeting Simpson, based evidently on a meeting with Glenn Simpson, identified Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer as having “many Russian clients.” Simpson also told Ohr that Cohen, “may have” attended a meeting in Prague.

Ohr describes Simpson directing someone to talk to the Mother Jones reporter “as it was Simpson’s Hail Mary attempt.”

On December 20, 2016, Ohr provided the FBI with his wife’s Nellie Ohr’s Fusion GPS research, “which contained the totality” of her work “but the Fusion GPS header was stripped.”

On January 23, 2017, Ohr tells the FBI that Steele told him that Steele “spoke with a staff member of Senator John McCain’s office sometime prior to October 2016.”

The FBI interviews show that Ohr texted and talked to Christopher Steele using the WhatsApp application.

On February 2, 2014, the FBI tells Ohr to see if Steele would be “comfortable getting the name of an FBI agent” as a contact. Ohr tells the agents that State Department official Katheen Kavalec spoke with “Steele several times prior to the U.S. Presidential election and believed Steele’s reporting to have [been] generated mainly from [REDACTED].

On Feb. 14, 2017, Ohr tells the FBI that Steele communicated with him via Facetime that Steele was “beginning to worry about his business.” Steele discussed brokering new business with the FBI and told Ohr, ‘You may see me re-emerge in a couple of weeks.”

On May 3, 2017, Steele called Ohr to tell him that he “had been worried about Director Comey’s upcoming testimony to Congress, especially his response to questions that would be raised by (Senator) Grassley.”

Although what he was specifically worried about is redacted, Steele was “happy with Director Comey’s response.”

Steele also stated that he was limited in “his ability to testify before Congress” because of disclosure laws in the UK being more narrow than the United States.

On May 12, 2017, Steele called Ohr to discuss a letter the Senate Intelligence Committee sent him. According to Ohr, “The letter requested answers to the following questions:

Had Steele provided information to the US Government?
What was the scope of Steele’s investigation?
Did Steele have any additional information to provide?”

In May, 2017, Ohr was asked by the FBI to ask “Steele if he would be willing to have a conversation with FBI agents in the UK.” Steele responded that he would, but he would need to check with a redacted name.

“This new Bruce Ohr FBI 302s show an unprecedented and irregular effort by the FBI, DOJ, and State Department to dig up dirt on President Trump using the conflicted Bruce Ohr, his wife, and the Clinton/DNC spies at Fusion GPS,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The FISA courts weren’t informed of this corrupted process when they were asked to approve and reapprove extraordinary spy warrants targeting President Trump.”

I will be digging into these documents more thoroughly and will post on this story later today.

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“Mental Illness” Is Not A Good Enough Reason To Introduce Red Flag Laws

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On September 11, 2001, most of the United States was watching in horror as terror attacks rocked the nation.

On that same day, I was at home with family, mourning the death of my grandmother. She was an alcoholic, had been in rehab, and had been recently divorced. She lived by herself, and I suppose that isolation combined with these other factors in a bad way. She called my grandfather, told him goodbye, and shot herself.

I was in middle school at the time and barely understood the concept of suicide. But, it had a profound impact on my life. The idea of someone doing to their family what my grandmother had done to mine was horrifying. I loved this woman with all my heart. She was the person I was closest too in the whole world, and she was suddenly gone.

That impact has probably saved my life. In 2018, I was diagnosed with depression and subsequently started seeking treatment for it.

With every mass shooting comes a discussion on how we can make things safer for American citizens. Do we restrict sales, create gun-free zones, buy guns to protect ourselves, etc. On the right, one of the first talking points after a shooting, aside from buying more guns, is to address mental health.

Republicans in Washington D.C. and even President Donald Trump have voiced support (or, at least, consideration) for “red flag laws.” These laws are designed to set up a system by which law enforcement can be made aware of potential threats to public safety. Many of these warnings come in the form of erratic behavior, questionable statements, and other signs that get lumped into the category of “mental illness.”

There’s a problem with this “diagnosis,” namely in that you can’t diagnose a shooter at all based on this criteria, and rarely do you find a mass shooter who fits this ideal profile of a shooter. Some do exhibit the signs – like the Dayton shooter, who kept a kill and rape list – but some seem perfectly fine right up until they open fire.

Many times, someone with an issue doesn’t exhibit any noticeable signs and then something triggers it. Other times, they are victims of societal neglect. These aren’t things red flag laws will catch.

I don’t know when my grandmother got the gun. But even with the alcoholism and rehab, she never once seemed like the type of person who would commit suicide.

In a few cases, there are noticeable signs that authorities could act on. As my colleague Streiff pointed out, many people look at the example of the Parkland shooter in this case.

The idea here is that, in the instance of the Parkland shooter, if the police who had visited the shooter’s home at least 39 times due to complaints of dangerous behavior by his step-parents and the educators who didn’t want him expelled from school because it would screw up their statistics had only had this tool, then the shooter could have been prevented from carrying out the shooting. I stopped believing in leprechauns a long time ago.

As he goes on to point out, it is hard to prove just how successful it will be in saving lives. With this system, you are essentially asking law enforcement to rely on the judgment of people who are nervous or scared, and rarely do fear or nerves make for a good basis in judgment. The red flag law will simply create a system by which people who have exhibited any sort of disorder will face the threat of losing their guns, and you really stand on shaky constitutional ground as it pertains to both the Second Amendment and due process.

Not to mention the number of personal fights (bitter divorces, political or social disagreements, etc.) that end with someone claiming the other is crazy and dangerous and owns guns, then you get into even more of a constitutional mess.

“Mental illness” has really become a rhetorical scapegoat in this sense, and using it to justify red flag laws doesn’t help anyone. It creates more opportunity for people who may have some issue to have their rights stripped because the average citizen really doesn’t understand mental illness. Meanwhile, other people with absolutely no issues whatsoever will fall victim to a hostile person leveling accusations simply because they are fighting over something.

I know people want to solve the problem, but creating a system based on judgment calls and accusations is not the best way to go about it. Once again, it’s not something you can label and file away. It is an issue that has to be discussed at length.

Once again, we’re rushing into an emotional decision without weighing the long term consequences.

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Joe Biden Tells Supporters Poor Kids Are As Bright And Talented As White Kids

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If Joe Biden was waiting for the world to forget his past with segregationists in Congress, he did not help himself with a racially-tinged slip-up in a campaign speech.

Campaigning in Iowa, Biden was speaking before a group of supporters, when he was, I suppose, trying to make a point about creating opportunity for kids without resources. What he ended up saying, however, will go down as one of the most unfortunate slip-ups in modern politics.

As seen in the tweet, this was tweeted out pretty quickly by the Trump 2020 campaign, but they are likely not the only ones who will take notice.

Kamala Harris will be looking to take advantage, partly because she has hit him in the past over race and partly because Tulsi Gabbard disassembled her record on race as a prosecutor and Attorney General in the last debate.

Poor Joe Biden just can’t catch a break, can he?

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Democrats Oppose Republicans’ Plan to Stiffen Penalties for Soaking the NYPD. Are They Right?

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I’d say it’s a less-than-wise decision to throw a bucket of water on a cop. I don’t imagine a scenario where that ends with a smile on the pale-tosser’s face.

But apparently, some people can.

Hence, enter a Republican bill increasing penalties for such a bold act, which has happened more than once recently to the New York Police Department.

In fact, videos of the dampening deed have gone viral.

See for yourself:



The police union’s denounced the attacks, and now here we are with legislation.

The Big Apple’s ABC 7 reports:

The measure would make it a Class E felony to throw or spray water, or any other substance, against an on-duty police or peace officer. The charge would be punishable by up to 1 to 4 years in prison.

“What we are witnessing in New York City is disgraceful,” said [Long Island Assemblyman Mike LiPetri]. “A culture of blatant disrespect for law enforcement has been fostered and encouraged simply for political gain which has resulted in such despicable acts of hate becoming acceptable in our communities. New York State must send a message that this will not be tolerated and I am confident that this bill provides law enforcement the tools they need to properly react.”

Some on Twitter are certainly against the move:

One user’s apparently been listening to Colin Kaepernick:

Ben Norton saw it as a ludicrous exaggeration:

Those tweeters aren’t alone — they’ve got backup among Democrats in power.

As noted by the New York Post, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie had this to say:

“[I] don’t know if always proposing new penalties and laws [is the answer] … I think on the positive end we should continue to try and establish more of a community and police response. I think that’s more beneficial instead of always saying ‘we are going to lock people up. … I think people should respect the police department but I think Police should also respect communities.”

NYC Public Advocate (an elected position) Jumaane Williams agrees.

His spokesperson explained to The New York Daily News:

“The public advocate has consistently said that dousing officers with water is dangerous, shameful and unacceptable, but this proposal is a major overreaction and overcriminalization of an activity which is already illegal. Clearly these continued actions need to stop, but hyperbole and headlines can’t drive criminal justice policy or counteract the progress we’ve made over years of reform.”

Do you think the legislation is called for? More specifically, do you believe it’s right?

If the act is already illegal, what’s to be gained by making it a felony? What’s to be lost, in the way of the public perception? I want to hear from you. Especially those of you in law enforcement.

And why do you think the cops tolerated the treatment in the first place? Those videos were surprising.

I look forward to learning from you in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Andrew McCabe Files Federal Lawsuit To Overturn His Firing

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Yesterday, the Romeo of counterintelligence, Peter Strzok filed a federal lawsuit claiming that he had been fired improperly due to political pressure and demanding back pay and reinstatement. Today, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe followed suit, so to speak:

McCabe alleges in the lawsuit filed Thursday that Trump administration officials “responded to Plaintiff’s two decades of unblemished and non-partisan public service with a politically motivated and retaliatory demotion in January 2018 and public firing in March 2018 — on the very night of Plaintiff’s long-planned retirement from the FBI.”

He claims that the actions have harmed his “reputation, professional standing, and dramatically reduced his retirement benefits.”

In the 48-page complaint, McCabe alleges that Trump was at the heart of his firing, saying the president “purposefully and intentionally caused the unlawful actions of Defendants … and other Executive Branch subordinates that led to Plaintiff’s demotion and purported termination.”

“It was Trump’s unconstitutional plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him. Plaintiff’s termination was a critical element of Trump’s plan and scheme,” it reads.

McCabe is asking a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to find that “his demotion was unlawful and his purported termination was either a legal nullity,” or to award him with the retirement benefits he had planned on receiving as a former deputy director of the FBI.

I think McCabe’s case is much more of a longshot than Strzok’s. McCabe was disciplined for lying to DOJ IG investigators as well as for violations of the Hatch Act.

Still, there is the amazing curiosity of these two Nimrods filing suits so close together:

If you knew you were about to be indicted and that your case would be tried before a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia or in DC, places where the Russia hoax had a lot of believers, now would be a great time to set the narrative for the jury pool that you were a loyal and spotless civil servant, and Donald Trump, that stooge of Putin, decided to take vengeance on you because you were just, well, just too darn patriotic and public spirited.

I don’t know if that’s the case, but if you have a better idea, let me know.

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Former Miss Iraq Goes Head-to-Head with Ilhan Omar: ‘[She] Does Not Represent Me as a Muslim’

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A Former Miss Iraq is making clear something about Ilhan Omar: The Minnesota representative most certainly does not rep her “as a Muslim.”

Speaking to The Sara Carter Show, she explained that she’s not the only one:

“Ilhan Omar does not represent me as a Muslim — does not represent millions of Muslims in the Middle East.”

Ilhan responded by clarifying she’s not actually Sarah’s congresswoman:

As an American politician, Miss Iraq thinks Ilhan stinks. And that her tweet was dumb:

Ilhan gave the “Okay” symbol to a posted retort:

AbbyZabby is, of course, right — Ilhan wasn’t chosen to stand for all Muslims everywhere. But that doesn’t preclude Sarah from wanting to distance herself:

In November of ’14, here’s what Daniel Pipes of National Review had to say about CAIR. Draw your own conclusions:

It apologizes for terrorist groups: Challenged repeatedly to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups, CAIR denounces the acts of violence but not their sponsors.

It is connected to Hamas: Hamas, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and many other governments, indirectly created CAIR and the two groups remain tight. Examples: In 1994, CAIR head Nihad Awad publicly declared his support for Hamas; the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), a Hamas front group, contributed $5,000 to CAIR; in turn, CAIR exploited the 9/11 attacks to raise money for HLF; and, this past August, demonstrators at a CAIR-sponsored rally in Florida proclaimed “We are Hamas!”

It settled a lawsuit: CAIR initiated a libel lawsuit in 2004 over five statements by a group called Anti-CAIR. But two years later, CAIR settled the suit with prejudice (meaning that it cannot be reopened), implicitly acknowledging the accuracy of Anti-CAIR’s assertions, which included:

“CAIR is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists”;
“CAIR . . . is supported by terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries”;
“CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic terrorists”; and
“CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist supporting groups and nations.”

As for “fleeing from the same ideology” as Ilhan, Sarah does indeed know a thing or two about the refuge that is the free United States of America.

As reported by Fox News:

Idan, who grew up during the Iraq War, praised U.S. soldiers and heavily criticized the way former dictator Saddam Hussein treated his people. Idan received death threats and was forced to flee from Iraq after she posted an Instagram photo alongside Miss Israel in 2017.

Would Ilhan pose with Miss Israel? It seems less than likely.

-ALEX

 

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“It’s Called Fascism”: Dan Crenshaw Unloads on Joaquin Castro’s Doxxing Tactics, Says Censure Should Be Considered

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While Democrats remain mostly silent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and many other Congressional Republicans have strongly condemned tweets published on Tuesday by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) that included the names and personal information of Trump supporters who had donated the maximum amount to the President’s reelection campaign.

The donors were voters in Castro’s Congressional district (the 20th).

Castro, who is the Chairman of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus as well as his brother Julián Castro‘s 2020 presidential campaign has refused to apologize, justifying it by saying in so many words that the people who are “funding white supremacy” need to be outed.

Earlier today, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) talked about the El Paso and Dayton mass shooting tragedies as well as Castro’s actions in an interview he did on Fox News Radio with Townhall‘s Guy Benson. Crenshaw described the doxxing as unabashed fascism. He also suggested that censure be on the table for consideration*:

Crenshaw: … he wants people to think twice because he wants to bully them and shame them in public and potentially dox them and potentially even even incite some kind of retribution against them. You know, there’s another term for this kind of tactic, Guy. It’s called fascism. This is what it is. When you when you try to bully people into thinking and acting different and especially coming from an elected official this is extremely worrying. I think what he did is absolutely disgusting. It also makes it very hard to justify what we thought we all agreed on which was transparency in how money in politics moves. But if you’re going to weaponize that transparency it’s going to be very difficult to defend it. And that’s really problematic. And it’s just as a culture that’s not where we should be. It really isn’t. Trying to mobilize efforts against private citizens is a really, really disgusting thing to do.

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Benson: Should Joaquin Castro be censured by the House?

Crenshaw: I think we should consider it. You know, I say this a lot. It’s one thing when you come after me. It’s one thing when you pick on somebody your own size. It’s one thing when you pick on somebody who has a platform to defend themselves. It’s one thing when you pick on an elected official who chose to get into the fray. It is quite another when you pick on individual citizens who do not have that option. And I see it from the left all the time. It’s absolutely abhorrent. I see them calling out Trump voters. I see them calling them names. People who can’t defend themselves. We saw it at the at the Teen Summit a couple of weeks ago. I saw it on Stephen Colbert’s show where he’s calling out these teenagers, making fun of them. He’s got to show with a platform for millions of people but these teenagers do not, OK? And these donors do not have the ability to defend themselves, either. Joaquin Castro has a platform as an elected official. If he wants to pick on somebody, he should pick on somebody his own size.

Read the full transcript and listen to the interview here.

*Note: I edited the transcript excerpts for typos and clarity.

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Louisiana Woman Accused of Theft Tells Cops She Has No Idea How the Crystal Meth & Money Got There – in Her Vagina

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SOURCE: Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office

 

 

A woman in Louisiana knows a thing or two about mystery.

Police say Ashley Beth Rolland was accused of stealing $5,000 from a man while he was in the shower.

Who gets in the shower with $5,000 lying around? Hasn’t he heard of a debit card? And by the way, all that cash is waterproof.

Guess he trusted her — as per an affidavit, she’d been staying with the man for about a week when the theft took place.

Reportedly, Ashely confessed to the West Monroe Police Department that she did indeed swipe the dough. Hence, she got an escort to the slammer.

Once there, Ashley was searched by a (female) correctional officer. I mean super searched. The kind of inspection where they really get to know ya.

Subsequently, the cop made a discovery. Think of it as sort of a looped Russian doll situation:

Ashley was in an Ouachita Parish jail.

The search was insightful.

The discovery of drugs was intriguing

The devil was in the details.

The meth was in the bag.

The bag was in the vagina.

The vagina was in Ashley.

Repeat.

Even so, call Scooby-Doo: The 23-year-old swore she had no idea how it’d gotten there.

I’ve gone through my day and gotten gum on my shoe; I’ve discovered fuzz on my shirt. I had no clue as to when either foreign substance had joined me.

But you gotta really not be paying attention…

Someone get Ashley a Coke. She needs a concentration boost.

Hopefully, they have ’em in the Clink — her bond’s been set at $8,000.

Along with the 1 gram of meth, her vagina contained an unexplained wad of $6,233.

Maybe it’s better that she’s safely behind bars. Being that it’s Louisiana, somebody needs to keep her away from New Orleans — word is, the place is full of pick-pockets.

She wouldn’t stand a chance.

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Gun Grabbing By Liberals And RINO’s Won’t Help Anyone

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FILE – This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows a custom-made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a high-capacity detachable magazine is displayed at a gun store in Rockin, Calif. California voters are considering expanding some of the nation’s toughest gun control measures nearly a year after the terrorist shootings in San Bernardino. Proposition 63 on the November ballot would outlaw possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, require permits to buy ammunition and extend California’s unique program that allows authorities to seize firearms from owners who bought guns legally but are no longer allowed to own them. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

In the aftermath of the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio the radical liberal left and unprincipled weak-kneed Republicans in Name Only have gravitated to the same virtue signaling place, trying to take guns away from law abiding Americans.

On the Left virtually all of the 2020 Democrat Presidential candidates have come out in the days after both shootings saying the same things as the answer to the deaths of 31 people and injuring of scores more; universal background checks, limits on magazine ammo capacity, a gun buy back program, and a return of the “assault weapon” ban of 1994.  These are virtually the same policy remedies that they have been clamoring for since the Colombine massacre 20 years ago.  There are even some liberal talking heads, academics, and the like calling for the outright repeal of the 2nd amendment.

On the other side of the political isle we have Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger who, as Mike Ford pointed out earlier, is joining the gun grabbing chorus by writing about his desire to join with the Left and expand background checks, limit magazine capacity, and in a totally unconstitutional move prohibit people under the age of 21 from owning a firearm.  This is something Ford correctly points out would have had zero impact on the El Paso and Dayton shooters as they were 21 and 24 years old respectively.

*It should be noted that Rep. Kinzinger is the definition of a RiNO(Republican in Name Only) as he has voted with Nancy Pelosi to save the crony capitalism of the Export-Import Bank, staunchly supports amnesty for illegal immigrants, was Jeb Bush’s biggest cheerleader in the 2016 primaries, and has been one of President Trump’s biggest and loudest critics ever since. He has also spent nearly 10 years now attacking Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, the House Freedom Caucus, conservative talk radio, and conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation at every chance he can.

The problem with these liberal and RINO policy prescriptions in response to Dayton and El Paso is that they would not have done anything to have stopped these mass murderers.

For instance there is nothing expanded “universal” background checks would have done about either shooter, considering both passed background checks prior to going on their murderous rampages.

Where background checks are concerned what would have helped, at least in the case of the Dayton shooter, is if federal background check databases contained information about the giant red flag of his having created both a rape list and a hit list while he was a high schooler.  That information wasn’t available to those doing his background check.  If it was, it should have been a disqualification to him purchasing a firearm of any kind, or at the very least warranted further scrutiny and delayed such purchase until a more detailed exam of him and his background could be completed.

The federal background check system is only as good as the information it has to work off of. As we saw with the Sutherland Springs, Texas Church shooter the system can only work as intended if the appropriate information is made available to it.  In that case that mass murderer was able to acquire his weapon(s) because the background check he underwent totally missed his military criminal record. This is an oversight that President Trump has rightly tried to correct in the years since.

When it comes to fixing the background check system following these latest incidents then making sure things like hit lists and rape list created by teens have to become permeant parts of their record that can and should be easily accessible to law enforcement even years later.  

While limiting a persons ability to have more than 10 rounds of ammunition per magazine and/or banning their ability to own a semi-automatic rifle may make liberals feel better about themselves they will not do anything to deter people committed to causing mass casualties from committing their evil acts.  The Oklahoma City bomber committed the horrors of that day using a truck, fertilizer, and fuel.  Unsophisticated terrorist from New York City to Europe have killed dozens and wounded hundreds simply by driving into them with a large vehicle.  The infamous Son of Sam serial killer terrorized New York City using a revolver.  One of the worst mass murders to happen in American history, Bath township, Michigan involved the use of dynamite as the murder weapon.

Simply put when a person has committed themselves to committing murder on a large scale they will use whatever tool is at their disposal to commit their evil acts.  

The solution to stopping those determined to inflict harm on as many people as possible isn’t to take away the 2nd amendment rights of law abiding citizens, it isn’t to make them more vulnerable to all types of criminals, it is to identify those displaying the behavior of a mass murderer or assassin and to get them the help they need.

Giving law enforcement the ability to monitor all manners of online forums, including but not limited to 8chan where the El Paso shooter hung out, so they can spot potentially dangerous people early will be infinitely more productive at stopping the carnage than any gun control ever could.  It would also be well advised if Tech companies including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, and Google, undertook a similar effort to actively find and identify people expressing violence, making threats to harm anyone, and otherwise displayed traits online that match-up with what FBI and Secret Service profilers have found to be common traits among mass murderers and then coordinating with law enforcement to be proactive in dealing with these individuals before they can harm others.  And just to be clear I am stating that Big Tech should be looking at people expressing violent thoughts, explicit interest in harming people, and other behaviors consistent with those FBI/SS profiles of mass killers not for anyone and everyone who has a thought or opinion contrary to liberal orthodoxy; being a vocal Trump supporter does not make you a White Nationalist like the El Paso shooter by default and therefore the next potential killer as the liberal media has spent days trying to infer.

People should read The Anatomy of Motive by former FBI profiler John Douglas, along with some of his other books, to get a glimpse into the mindset of people who would commit the kinds of atrocities like has occurred in El Paso and Dayton and read about the kinds of personality traits inherent to mass murderers so they can be identified before they make the national news.

Additionally all the money the likes of Sen. Kamala Harris has fundraised off of these shootings would be far more effective if directed towards mental health.  As an example in my rural corner of Illinois there are 15 hospitals along the I-80 corridor to the Wisconsin and Iowa borders and West of Chicagoland, only 4 of them have doctors on staff to help people with mental illness.  For an area that covers nearly all of two congressional districts that is woefully inadequate.

As President Trump has been saying in the aftermath of these shootings mental illness plays a significant role in why many of histories most notorious mass murderers committed the acts they did and is likely going to be a big reason why both the El Paso and Dayton shooters acted in such horrific ways.

It is a sad statement that instead of taking concrete steps that would actually address things that would stop these evil people, politicians, the media, and others would rather virtue signal with measures that would be ineffective or down right unconstitutional because that virtue signaling is more important and would get them more votes than even directing one dollar more towards mental health.

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