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AOC Shares Shots of Herself at the Border in Tone Deaf Display

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While Democrats continue to hold up funding and keep CBP hostage as they attempt to handle the massive influx in illegal immigration, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing what’s really important.

Namely, she’s sharing glamour shots of herself from the border, some showing her head in her hand, others staring deeply into the camera.

Don’t kid yourself. These are completely staged and this photographer didn’t just happen to catch these on the fly. Noway do you get these kinds of posed shots, some with direct eye contact from close range, without AOC being aware. She was in on this. Notice that she is supposedly crying in a couple of shots yet there’s not a hint of a tear, red eye, or smudged makeup.

What exactly is she so upset by? We aren’t sure as all you see is a fence and a CBP patrol car. These were apparently taken in 2018 during the beginnings of the surge of migrant families. Due to the Flores Agreement, the Trump administration was hamstrung. They either had to allow unvetted, illegal immigrants to roam freely into the interior, or they had to put children in foster care after 20 days as cases were adjudicated. Eventually, after much misleading outcry in the media, Trump would back off his zero tolerance policy.

What AOC is doing here is just gross. It’s using the raw realities of illegal immigration, which requires detention (at least initially), as a stage to push staged pictures letting us know just how much she cares.

The truth is, her actions say she doesn’t care at all. She’s refusing to give CBP more beds, more funding, and more facilities in order to properly house these people. She won’t offer up any solutions at all. In fact, in all of her emotionally tinged, faux tweets she’s put out on this, she’s managed to not share a single idea on how to handle the situation.

This is a game to her and it’s why she’s such an awful politician, technically and morally.

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Video: Trump Stirs the Biden Pot, Suggests There’s a Troubling Reason Why Obama Won’t Endorse His Former VP

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President Donald Trump (R) is interviewed by “The Hill” – 6/24/19. Screen grab via The Hill.

Just one week after his official 2020 reelection campaign kickoff, President Trump is clearly in campaign mode and ready to ramp up his needling of current Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.

In a wide-ranging interview Trump did with The Hill on Monday, the President suggested that there may be a more concerning reason former President Obama is not endorsing Biden that goes beyond merely being respectful to the other candidates during the primary process:

“How he doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him — there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him,” Trump said outside the Oval Office. “He was the vice president. They seem to have gotten along. And how President Obama’s not endorsing him is rather a big secret,” Trump mused, adding, “Then he goes and lies and said, ‘I asked the president not to endorse me.’ Give me a break.”

Trump argued Biden made the assertion because “he’s embarrassed by the fact that Obama’s not endorsing him, so he goes out and says, ‘I asked President Obama not to endorse me.’ … So it could be that President Obama knows something, but there is something going on in that brain of his.”

Pressed on what exactly is going on in Biden’s brain, Trump said, “I think he’s off. He’s different. We’ve all known him a long time. I’ve seen him for a long time. Frankly, he looks different, he sounds different, and he thinks different. Other than that, I hope he does very well.”

Watch this segment of the interview below:

Biden frequently talks about Obama on the campaign trail, and not just in terms of what he says they accomplished, but also in terms of the personal friendship they developed over the 8 years they were in DC. It’s a calculated strategy on his part, reminding Democratic voters he was the VP to a man who is still very much loved in his party.

Related to that, political observers say that Biden’s time as Obama’s vice president is something the black community remembers fondly and takes into account.

But some commentators – both liberal and conservative – have suggested Biden also brings up Obama to insinuate to Democratic voters, without evidence, that if Obama “could” endorse anyone prior to the start of the primaries, it would be him.

This tweet was viewed as a prime example of that:

As Fox News notes, Trump has been trying to get under Biden’s skin since he officially announced his candidacy back in April:

Trump and Biden repeatedly have traded blows since the former vice president entered the 2020 race, with the president frequently dismissing his potential opponent as “sleepy”.

Trump even said he would prefer to run against Biden rather than face another campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Trump, who has continued to launch criticisms at Clinton even after he defeated her in the 2016 presidential race, recently offered rare praise of the former secretary of state while once again labeling Biden as “sleepy.”

“I actually think that Hillary Clinton was a great candidate. She was very smart. She was very tough. She was ruthless and vicious,” Trump said during an interview that aired this past Sunday on NBC News’ “Meet The Press.” “[Biden’s] sleepy. She was not sleepy.”

Biden is set to take the debate stage in Miami Thursday night. Should be interesting to see what he has to say about Trump’s comments – and what Trump will say in turn if he decides to live-tweet the debates.

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Tyler Perry Gives Amazing Acceptance Speech, Rejects “#OscarsSoWhite” Controversy and Promotes Self-Reliance

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One of the constant criticisms of Hollywood is that it’s not diverse enough. While I’m not even remotely convinced of that, some in the acting industry take the issue very seriously, and fair enough. I’m not in that industry so it may be a different story behind the scenes. It’s just hard to justify the claim when I can see evidence to the contrary on my own.

Also, just a side note, taking Hollywood awards seriously is a bad idea. It’s more about politics than talent.

Madea creator Tyler Perry, regardless of his belief, isn’t going to let anything like that trip him up. The filmmaker/entrepreneur is too busy forging his own path and rejecting the victimhood status that so many in the modern era put on themselves in order to get a step up.

During an acceptance speech at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night for the Ultimate Icon Award, Perry, as IndieWire put it, “made the themes of ownership, self-reliance and opening doors for others the cornerstones of his nearly four-minute speech.”

Perry started by talking about how helping others is precisely what drove him to be where he is now, recalling a heartfelt story about how he helped an old man cross a six-lane road and connected that to helping his mother “cross” from the pain she experienced from her abuse at the hands of Perry’s father.

“When I started hiring Taraji, Viola Davis, and Idris Elba, they couldn’t get jobs in this town but God blessed me to be in a position to be able to hire them,” Perry said. “I was trying to help somebody cross.”

This desire to help lead Perry to build a studio in Georgia where a Confederate base once stood according to IndieWire:

That obligation to helping others cross led to his building his own massive studio in one of Atlanta’s poor neighborhoods, which also happened to be the grounds of a former Confederate Army base. It’s a doubly symbolic move that serves as both an inspiration for young black children, but also, as he put it: “[it] meant there were Confederate soldiers on that base, plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million negroes enslaved. Now, that land is owned by one negro,” Perry said, as the Microsoft Theater audience stood while applauding.

This led to Perry talking about the “#OscarsSoWhite” controversy, which he dismissed in light of something bigger.

“While everybody was fighting for a seat at the table, talking about ‘Oscars so white – Oscars so white,’ I said ‘y’all go ahead and do that. While y’all are fighting for a seat at the table, I’ll be down in Atlanta building my own.’”

This was received pretty warmly by the crowd.

“Because what I know for sure is that if I could just build this table then God would prepare it for me in the presence of my enemies,” continued Perry.

“Rather than be an icon I want to be an inspiration,” added Perry.

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Nancy Pelosi on U.S. Immigration Laws: ‘In terms of interior enforcement…what’s the point?’

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Please watch the following 30 second clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticizing President Trump’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on illegal immigrants. She spoke at a “Speaker in the House” event hosted by New York Rep. Grace Meng. The deportation operation was scheduled to take place last weekend, however it was called off after information about specific locations was leaked.

The plan had called for about 2000 illegals who have failed to comply with court orders to leave the U.S.  Each had been offered legal assistance and a 30-day pass in February.

Here is what Pelosi had to say:

When I saw that the president was going to have these raids, I mean it was so appalling. It’s outside the circle of civilized human behavior to just be kicking down doors, splitting up families, and the rest of that, in addition to the injustices that are happening at the border. We have legislation to go forward to address those needs, but in terms of interior enforcement, what’s the – what’s the point?

The most powerful Democrat in the U.S. government, the leader of the House of Representatives, which is charged with passing legislation asks “what is the point” of enforcing U.S. immigration laws?

Because we are a nation of laws Nancy and generally, we follow the existing laws until Congress passes new ones.

In the video below, Pelosi discusses her Friday evening phone call with the President. She said she told him that,  “a violation of status is not a reason for deportation.” She told her audience,

That’s just not so. If you have some case you want to make about somebody who’s been accused … that has nothing to do with violation of status because then we’re talking about over 10 million people who may be subjected to this treatment, and what we need there is comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

Later on she added, “You cannot be ignoring the rights of immigrants to our country.”

Actually Nancy, a violation of status is a reason for deportation.

Pelosi’s comments were echoed by 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

Host Margaret Brennan asked, “There are ICE raids set to start Sunday morning. Estimates of some 2000 people or so who will be targeted, is this appropriate?”

Sanders replied, “No, it’s not. It is absolutely not appropriate.”

Brennan questioned him further. “But specifically on this point, the two thousand that are supposed to be targeted haven’t shown up for a court date so essentially they’re- they’re not following the asylum process. The legal standards when they’re here. So should they be prosecuted, should they be deported?”

Bernie responded, “I don’t- I don’t like this deportation thing at all and I think Trump uses this as a beginning to do worse things to come.”

Two long-time lawmakers have criticized the President for enforcing U.S. laws? One questions the point of the laws. The other says he doesn’t “like this deportation thing at all.” And many others share this view.  They just don’t state it quite so bluntly.

Just one question. If lawmakers are allowed to pick and choose which laws to enforce, what’s the point of enforcing any laws?

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Don Jr: Thanks to Their Deployment of Troops to the Border, Mexico is Doing More to Protect America Than Democrats

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On Monday, I covered Mexico’s deployment of 15,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border (see much more here).

Well, leave it to Donald Trump Jr. to tweet out a zinger lambasting the Left in the light of Mexico’s assistance.

As news of the country’s move broke, Jr. posted the following:

“Mexico doing more to protect America than Democrats. The Dems have lost their way… they are not your grandfather’s Democrat party any longer and haven’t been for far too long.”

He’s certainly right that what defines the Democratic Party has changed to a jaw-dropping degree.

For an easy view into the Dems of yore, just check this out:



And that guy, at the time, was considered a very Democrat Democrat.

So what the heck happened?

It seems to me that, in addition to moving toward open borders ideologically and maneuvering for the sake of acquiring the Hispanic vote, the party has traded principle for politics. In my opinion, congressional Democrats have decided their responsibility, above all, is to be the opposition party to the Republican presidency. He wants border security? No way, no how, no matter how it affects the nation.

That’s the way it appears to me, from the bleachers.

Am I right?

Either way, Don Jr. has an interesting point. And Mexico’s decision is a victory lap for Trump:

Yep.

-ALEX

 

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Here’s a Compilation of Trump Accuser E. Jean Carroll’s Comments, Decide For Yourself

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Last week, a story broke in New York Magazine (which was actually an excerpt from an upcoming book) claiming that President Donald Trump committed rape in a dressing room back in the mid-90s. The author of that book and writer of the article is E. Jean Carroll. She’s also the accuser in this case.

You can read the details of the original claim here.

Given that this is a claim of rape (or something approaching it), initial reactions were that it should be taken seriously. I agree. You can’t just dismiss someone out of hand because they hold different partisan viewpoints, of which Jean Carroll certainly does if you are on the right.

Judgement of credibly comes over time, just as it did with Christine Ford during the Kavanaugh ordeal, and I think we have enough information now for people to begin making up their own minds.

Here’s a compilation of some of the things she’s said in several interviews over the last few days as well as some refusals she’s made to try to substantiate her story.

When asked if she’ll press charges…

Aside from the general oddity, that answer places current politics on the forefront of her mind, something you wouldn’t expect from someone in the middle of recounting their own rape.

When asked what she wish she’d said to Trump at the time, this was her response.

Again, we see partisan politics on the forefront of her mind.

After claiming she still has the unlaundered dress, she was asked if she’d get it tested.

She claims she wanted Donald Trump to try on lingerie over his pants.

In her latest interview, she described rape as something people feel is sexy.

That exchange had CNN running to commercial.

No comment on this next one…

Even in settings such as the one with CNN’s Alyson Camerota, where the host was clearly coaching and guiding her to say certain things, Jean Carroll’s statements are all over the place and just strange. See The Daily Wire for more quotes from that specific interview.

Jean Carroll has also joked about rape in the past.

Other oddities about this story include that no major outlets covered it early on. Coverage is only starting to trickle in now but they are framed as reaction pieces. “Why aren’t more people paying attention to this” type writings while not dealing with the actual accusations much at all. What does that say about the corroboration available?

On the topic of motivation, as mentioned earlier, this is all being rolled out as part of a book she’s selling where she claims to have been raped by 6 different powerful men, all at different times in unrelated settings. How did this story about Trump not come out during 2016?

Finally, while Jean Carroll claims to have told two people who can “contemporaneously corroborate” her claims, both remain completely anonymous and she won’t ask them to come forward to back her up.

I’ve purposely chosen to go light on the editorializing in this piece.

Decide for yourself.

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SJWs are Coming After Toy Story 4 Over a Laundry List of Nonsensical Outrage

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I went and saw Toy Story 4 over the weekend, and despite it being the fourth entry in a series I thought had found its perfect ending in Toy Story 3, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the movie was actually pretty decent.

To give you a quick spoiler-free breakdown, the movie revolves around self-sacrifice, letting go, and never giving up, all with Woody as the main character. All of your favorites return, but don’t expect too much out of them, including Buzz Lightyear. This movie revolves around Woody, his reunion with Bo Peep, and their hapless and hilarious ward, a spork named “Forky.” It’s a heartwarming tale with laugh out loud comedic moments that even had sad moments where I had to tell myself I was a grown man who didn’t need to feel emotions during a kid’s movie.

I swear, Pixar is too good at tugging your heartstrings, and ever since Up, I always go into their movies ready to fight a battle of the feels.

Like all good things that happen, you can definitely expect that the unpleasable among us would be displeased. The social justice warriors have seen the movie too and, as you may have guessed, they’re angry about it.

Stella Duffy of BBC Radio’s Saturday Review program said she’s not pleased about the fact that Toy Story 4 didn’t take the opportunity to give more representation to minorities. She’s also angry about the fact that the movie was “ableist,” and somehow looks down on those with disabilities:

I’m the Grinch who hated it. Seriously, it’s 2019! What on Earth are Disney doing having a film that has no leads that are black characters.

Yes, there are black actors, but they are yellow and they are green and they are plush! How can they possibly think that it’s alright now?

Yeah, maybe in 1995 – which was also wrong then, as well, actually – but now, to be serious, where every single humanoid toy, is white? It’s just shocking!

She also stomped her feet over the display of Bo-Peep, who more or less replaces Buzz Lightyear as the action hero within the film. Duffy’s problem seemed to be that Bo-Peep was white and that she and Woody picked their romance back up. Also, she seemed angry that Bo-Peep can walk?:

Okay, let’s talk about the white feminism on display here. Oh look! Bo-Peep’s a feminist. No she’s not! She’s still going to fall in love, she’s still going to have the happily ever after, that’s not feminism!

It’s a woman who kicks off her skirt to reveal bloomers. Had a couple of thoughts… and does some high wire acts. And it’s disablist! It covers ALL bases! […]

It looks good – but Disney is supposed to LOOK good. There has to be content to the story too!

Unilad, who originally covered the story, said that asking Toy Story 4 to bear the brunt of all that activist messaging may be a bit unfair, but that it gives the listeners of the podcast a reason to pause and think.

No. No, it doesn’t.

This is a kids movie with pre-established characters who have pre-established relationships. Injecting a black toy into the movie just inject a black toy into the movie isn’t a good story, it’s actually forced diversity in a movie, and as has been seen many times, it doesn’t make the movie any better.

What’s more, the story doesn’t revolve around the idea of diversity. That’s not the theme. The fact that every child’s movie has to revolve around some kind of social justice issue today makes the Hollywood press nearly unbearable to read and some movies completely unwatchable.

From a story standpoint, Toy Story 4 ties up a lot of loose ends and potentially starts a lot of new adventures, though I hope they end it here. It introduces the concept of letting go and moving on, which I think is a great cap. If all of the social justice issues and representations that SJWs wanted to be in the movie were present, there would have been no room left for the great story that we were given. It would feel awkward, badly paced, and pointless. It wouldn’t promote diversity, it would only turn people off to it.

But this is another example of why trying to please the social justice crowd is a lost cause. You can’t please unpleasable people. As I covered last year, even the movie Black Panther had SJWs up in arms because there wasn’t enough representation of the gay community.

The social justice warriors and hard-left need to understand that not everything is about them and that artists and creators are under no obligation to see to it that everything they create has some sort of mention about this group or that. A story about a high seas adventure shouldn’t have homosexual relationships between two transgender people of different races shoehorned in there in order to meet the approval of political busybodies.

Besides, they will just find something else to disapprove of anyway.

 

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“A Disgrace”: Dan Crenshaw Provides a Reality Check for Mad Maxine After Her Wild Rant on Trump and Iran

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As Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has shown since elected but especially in recent weeks, he is unafraid to take on the loudest, shrillest voices on the left, no matter the issue.

Last week, it was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on her “border detention centers=Nazi concentration camps” comparison, and Black Hat for disinviting Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) from a tech conference over his pro-life views. Over the weekend, it was twice-failed Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton – who tried to blame the border crisis on Republicans.

Also over the weekend, the freshman Congressman took issue with comments from longtime Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who went on a wild Twitter rant regarding President Trump and possible war with Iran:

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., drew fire from Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, on Twitter for accusing President Trump of provoking a conflict with Iran.

The U.S. military’s Central Command released a video earlier this month showing Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from one of the two ships that were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has denied any involvement in the conflict.

Trump called off a military strike against Tehran after they shot down an American drone they claimed was in Iranian airspace. It was valued at over $100 million. Iran has since claimed they have the capability to continue shooting down American drones if necessary.

Waters said Trump didn’t deserve credit for showing restraint and questioned the nature of America’s surveillance of Iran.

In particular, Crenshaw took issue with this tweet from Waters:

In response, he blasted the Congresswoman:

Red State‘s Jennifer Van Laar documented Waters’s tweets last night and explained how her rant was wildly off the mark for a number of reasons, but commenting on an issue without the facts has never stopped Mad Maxine before.

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CNN Quickly Goes to Commercial as Trump’s Rape Accuser Claims People Like Rape

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President Donald Trump’s rape accuser E. Jean Carroll has made headlines recently by claiming the President raped her decades ago in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in New York City. The mainstream media was only too happy to jump on the story as quickly as possible to find its new narrative for impeaching Trump and did it so quickly that they forgot to check on a few things.

Like, for instance, whether or not the person making the claim wasn’t a complete basketcase.

Carroll was being interviewed by Anderson Cooper on Monday Cooper brought up the fact that Carroll doesn’t feel like a victim, and told the CNN host that she was not “thrown on the ground and ravished.”

Carroll then went into oddly talking about how the concept of rape is misunderstood in America.

“The word rape carries so many sexual connotations,” said Carroll. “This was nuts. This was not sexual.”

Cooper interjected that rape was something most people thought of as a violent, sexual assault.

“I think most people will think of rape as being sexy,” said Carroll, who nodded as an awkward silence settled on the two.

“Let’s take a short break,” said Cooper after a moment.

“Think of the fantasies,” added Carroll.

Cooper stuttered as he once again tried to cut to commercial.

“You’re fascinating to talk to,” said Carroll awkwardly nodding at Cooper without breaking eye contact.

It’s possible that Carroll was drunk during this exchange, and a lot of her slurred words and exaggerated actions point to that. However, I watched some of her other interviews and she’s demonstrated the same kind of speech and awkward behavior. Perhaps she was drunk during all of them too. The alternative is that she’s not well and the media is exploiting her.

Regardless, Carroll isn’t the central figure of the controversy in this particular moment, it’s the media who thrust Carroll into the spotlight and pointed as many spotlights as they could on her after her very shaky claim surfaced. Apparently, they learned nothing from the Michael Avenatti debacle, and not enough from the Kavanaugh witch hunt.

One prediction I will make is that Carroll will depart the mainstream’s focus as quickly as she arrived, and the media will move on to the next claimant. With the Russia investigation coming up with nothing after years of desperately hyping up every lead and sensationalizing every detail, the media will try to revert to a tried and true method of discrediting a politician, and that’s with rape or sexual assault claims.

So far, every bit of that dirty water has washed off of Trump’s duck-like back, but if the media is anything, it’s tenacious. It tried again with Carroll, and they’ll try again with someone else.

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The NBA Stops Using Completely Innocuous Phrase, Cites Racial Insensitivity

This is one of those double take stories were you have to make sure it’s not a Babylon Bee or The Onion article.

The NBA has decided that the completely innocuous, objective descriptor of “team owner” is racially insensitive and are banning it’s use within the NBA. Yes, people who own teams are no longer allowed be called the owner of their teams.

This seems normal.

Apparently, some players, including Draymond Green (already one of the most drama-stricken players in the NBA), have complained that it’s racially insensitive to have a figure above them in the hierarchy being described as an owner. Correlations to slave ownership and all that.

“You shouldn’t say ‘owner,’” Green said. “When you think of a basketball team, nobody thinks of the f–kin’ Golden State Warriors and think of that damn bridge. They think of the players that make that team…you don’t even know what the f–k [the bridge] is called.”

If that’s not a solid, logical argument, I don’t know what is. And who doesn’t know the name of the Bay bridge?

Of course, essentially no one ever has described a team owner as “owning” the players on his team. The person who owns the team literally owns it as an enterprise. This kind of shifting of language is just nonsensical and completely unnecessary. Every business has an owner and there are plenty of them with majority black employee bases. What makes the NBA so special here that they need to distort language this way?

The term governor will probably be found to be problematic soon too, as it could be twisted historically as well. Then we can move to team “stakeholder” or something more ridiculous because no one is ever happy.

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