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Anti-Feminism Has Officially Become More Popular than Feminism

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The day that was always inevitable has finally arrived.

Despite the media, activists, Hollywood, and politicians all pushing it in everything from the news to the movies, feminism has never been able to achieve complete saturation within the populace. It was always coming off as entitled, unfair, and weak, all while trying to bill itself as a movement dedicated to building strong women who support equality.

The public learned that equality was never the goal and the pro-woman aspect fell apart in the face of the way the feminist movement treated women who disagreed with it. Feminism was always at war with femininity, and women weren’t into it for the most part despite the media portraying it as some super popular movement. In fact, not only were women not into it, feminism created too many enemies with its abrasive behavior, nonsensical belief system, and asinine demands.

Thus, anti-feminism has now become more popular than feminism, and what makes this even more delicious is that BuzzFeed of all places has now had to recognize the fact.

Mark Di Stefano of BuzzFeed posted a tweet that shows some of the stats, putting the disbelief primarily on men.

According to BuzzFeed, the group Hope Not Hate commissioned research to see where the idea of feminism lies with the populace and the results cause them to think that we’re slipping into the “far-right” due to the acceptance of “anti-feminism”:

The survey, conducted by YouGov earlier this year, found 33% of people between ages 18 and 24 agreed with the statement “Feminism is to blame for making some men feel marginalised and demonised in society”.

Across all age groups, 42% of men felt that feminism was marginalising and demonising some men, while only a quarter of women agreed.

I want to take a moment here to point out that anti-feminism is not a “far-right” idea. In fact, anti-feminism is geared more toward believing in equality for the sexes than feminism is, which constantly attempts to garner more gains for women while denigrating men with accusations of “patriarchal privilege” and constant claims of sexism over things like air conditioning. It’s ridiculously lazy to assume that any resistance to a leftist ideal such as modern feminism is a result of far-right plotting.

In fact, most people believe that sexual equality is a great thing, they just reject feminism as noted by the BBC, which found that 1 in 5 women in the U.S. and the U.K. identify as feminist, but that eight in ten believe in equality of the sexes.

Feminism hasn’t been popular to associate with, even when the third wave was in full swing a few years ago. Feminism has always been antagonistic in nature, and the constant denigration of society because it wasn’t focusing on what the feminist agenda wanted turned people off. It even went so far as to make itself the hub of intersectionalism, making everything under the sun a “women’s issue.”

Women have enough issues to deal with, they didn’t need more. What’s more, the fact that women who rejected feminist principles, even if it was the most minute, were lambasted and dragged over coals.

Feminism stopped being something to sign on to and started being something to resist very quickly.

And so, both women and men walked away from the circus show. Feminism might not be dead, not yet, but it does look corpse-like.

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Muslim Man Kills Jewish Woman, Judge Rules He Can’t Stand Trial for Ridiculous Reason

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A Jewish woman was brutally beaten and thrown to her death by a Muslim man in France. His identity as a Muslim it’s directly connected to the case given that he was mumbling about Allah when he did it and has a history of antisemitism. There’s no doubt he targeted this woman because she’s Jewish.

Seems pretty open and shut, right? Nah, it’s France and they’ve gone absolutely insane in regards to trying to handle their Muslim migrant population.

A Muslim man who killed a Jewish woman in an antisemitic attack was probably not criminally responsible because he was high on cannabis, a French judge has ruled.

Kobili Traore has been accused of murdering 65-year-old Sarah Halimi in her flat in Paris on 3 April, 2017.

Traore allegedly recited verses from the Quran as he beat Ms Halimi, before throwing her from a third-floor window.

“I’ve killed the Shaitan [devil],” the 29-year-old reportedly shouted.

Traore has confessed to the murder, but in a preliminary ruling on Friday, a judge who will decide whether he will stand trial said it was possible he was not responsible for his actions because he had smoked cannabis beforehand, Le Parisien reported.

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I don’t even know what you say about this but I’ll try.

How does smoking weed absolve you of murdering someone? Does France also let people off if they are drunk and kill someone driving? Worse, the psychiatric evaluations agreed this guy has no mental illness, so there was no underlying issue here keeping him from standing trial.

Yet, a judge has ruled that he’s not criminally responsible, using smoking weed as an excuse. Ignore the “probably” in the description above. His ruling requires the prosecution to now appeal the decision, otherwise the most punishment he’ll get is “treatment” and release.

Here’s another report with more details.

He could be hospitalized for treatment of his psychotic lapses or made to attend a drug rehabilitation program, or he could be released.

Khalifat’s op-ed published Monday on the CRIF website follows a series of protests over perceived delays in Traore’s trial and the efforts, including by judges, that CRIF and others have condemned as attempts to prevent a murder trial.

An aggravated element of a hate crime was added to Traore’s indictment following vocal protests by CRIF, which said that the omission of such charges may have part of a “cover up” by French authorities.

Witnesses said Traore called Halimi a “demon” as he was pummeling her. Halimi’s daughter said following the murder that Traore called her, the daughter, a “dirty Jewess” two years before the killing when they passed each other in the building.

The aggravated element there is the fact that this was clearly a premeditated hate crime based on the antisemitism. But the judge dropped that aspect of the crime as well.

Why is the judge doing this? You’d be forgiven for suspecting the Muslim identity of the man has something to do with it. Many European countries are currently scared to death to set off their migrant populations, which are laced with fundamentalist elements. Areas of anarchy, where police basically ignore crimes, are not a myth and exist in places like Paris, London, and Berlin. With millions of Islamic migrants moving into Europe in the past years, ruling authorities have been trying to maintain a delicate balance which has far too often tipped into excusing the criminality of migrants.

This handling of this case is patently absurd. While it’s completely inexcusable to ignore sexual assault and instead put out education campaigns pretending Islamic men just didn’t know it was wrong, it’s an entirely different level to excuse a hate crime and murder of a Jewish woman by citing the fact that Muslim guy smoked weed. He had harassed her family, called them dirty Jews, and stood over her body quoting the Quran.

I don’t live in Europe, but I can imagine it being pretty terrifying for Jews right now. When even murder is being ignored for specious reasons, it has to feel like their own government no longer has their back. That’s a feeling Jews have experience throughout history far too often, usually leading to really bad results. We can only hope the prosecution here wins their appeal and this monster is made to stand trial for his crimes.

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FBI Spreadsheet Showed Majority Of Dossier Claims ‘Were Either Wrong Or Unverifiable’

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FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Sources have told investigative reporter John Solomon that the vast majority of claims made in Christopher Steele’s infamous dossier were “either wrong, unverifiable or things that an intern could find on the internet.”

Solomon appeared on “Hannity” last night and here is what he had to say: (Segment begins at 38:05 in the video below.)

In early 2017, the FBI began on a significant effort to assess the credibility of the Steele dossier. They interviewed one of his primary sources, a Russian living in the west and they came to the assessment after the interview which I believe was in January or February in 2017, that he was either intentionally misleading Steele or exaggerating in ways that caused Steele’s report to be grossly inaccurate.

They then took every factual statement in the Steele dossier memos and put them in a spreadsheet and analyzed them and came to conclude that the vast majority of them were either wrong, unverifiable despite all the investigative tools the FBI had or things that an intern with a google search could find on the internet. Not actionable intelligence, but google garbage. That is the quality of what they had.

Why is that significant? At the time they were learning this, they were continuing to represent to the court that Christopher Steele was a reputable source, that his information might be reliable.

One thing they discovered that they learned early on was wrong, the seminal thing they shared with the FISA Court, they wrote in a verified FISA application that Christopher Steele had corroborated or verified that Carter Page had met with [Rosneft oil executive] Igor Sechin and [senior government official] Igor Divyekin, two senior Russians close to Putin, during a trip in July 2016. The FBI never verified that and ultimately concluded it did not happen. That is the sort of information they knew was wrong in 2017. It took us until 2019 to get the same answer.

Solomon wrote that Page had met with a lower level Rosneft official and had “shaken hands” with a Russian deputy prime minister. But that was the extent of it.

The dossier claimed that Sechin had offered Page “a 19 percent (privatized) stake in Rosneft if he could get Trump to help lift sanctions on Moscow.”

This was obviously never verified. Nor were the bulk of the other claims in the dossier ever verified. Yet, the FBI presented this information in their applications to the FISA Court as verified.

One source told Solomon that “the spreadsheet was a sea of blanks, meaning most claims couldn’t be corroborated, and those things that were found in classified intelligence suggested Steele’s intelligence was partly or totally inaccurate on several claims.”

The most memorable claim in the dossier was the “golden shower” incident. According to a footnote in the Mueller Report, the FBI had interviewed Georgian-American Giorgi Rtskhiladze who said he “had been told the tapes were fake. Rtskhiladze’s lawyer subsequently issued a letter taking issue with some of Mueller’s characterizations.”

Solomon’s report about the FBI’s spreadsheet corroborates the claim that top officials were well aware that the dossier had not been verified. Several months ago, Solomon reported that State Department official Kathleen Kavalec emailed the FBI following a meeting with Christopher Steele to express her doubts about his motives and the credibility of the dossier itself. She had actually debunked several of the claims herself.

And top DOJ official Bruce Ohr testified that, on July 30, 2016, the day he presented the dossier to the FBI, he had warned them that it had not been verified.

Last month, Christopher Steele sat for a lengthy interview with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. This led to speculation by left leaning media outlets, most notably Politico and The Washington Post, that the IG found his testimony and his debunked dossier to be credible.

Politico reported that “Investigators ultimately found Steele’s testimony credible and even surprising.”

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, in an article entitled, “William Barr’s shilling for Trump may have just hit a snag,” wrote that “Trumpworld’s alt-narrative” was wrong.

But this whole narrative may have taken a new hit…Post fact checker Salvador Rizzo has shown, that whole narrative is wildly exaggerated and largely false in multiple ways.

Solomon said those reports were “misguided.”

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) echoed Solomon’s sentiments. Meadows had spoken with DOJ officials after hearing these reports. He told Solomon:

Based on my conversations with DOJ officials, recent reports which suggest Christopher Steele’s dossier and allegations are somehow deemed credible by DOJ, are simply false and not based on any confirmation from sources with direct knowledge of ongoing investigations.

It’s amazing the FBI didn’t shred this spreadsheet a long time ago! The consequences, if what Solomon alleges is true, and I have every reason to suspect it is, will be great. It would mean that not only did the FBI file at least the last two FISA Court applications after the dossier had been debunked, but that Rod Rosenstein appointed a Special Counsel to investigate allegations against the President the FBI knew to be false.

The deep state kept this farce going for two more years, and would have continued had Attorney General William Barr not taken the reins at the DOJ.

The investigation certainly had an effect on the midterms. Although we’ll never know for sure, it’s quite possible that if the FBI ended the investigation in early 2017, clearing President Trump, Democrats may not have taken back control of the House.

Moreover, the narrative pushed by the left for over two years would have been nipped in the bud.

We’ve been stuck in an information blackout for several months now as DOJ IG Horowitz and Prosecutor John Durham conduct their investigations and it’s been frustrating. But all signs point to an eventual win for the President.

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House of Representatives Locks In Its Irrelevance By Passing a Toothless and Partisan Resolution Condemning President Trump

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The evening the US House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning tweets, yes, I said it, condemning tweets by President Trump. After some drama in which the House had to override the House Parliamentarian to let Nancy Pelosi introduce the resolution (see Bonchie’s BREAKING: Chaos Breaks Out On House Floor, Pelosi Shut Down for the Day) and a string of Whereases invoking people and principles the Democrats have long since denigrated and jettisoned (they referenced the notorious slave owner Thomas Jefferson) they come to this:

3) strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.

Four of the weakest and most craven Republicans you’ll ever hear of voted with the Democrats on what was otherwise a clean party-line vote: Reps. Fred Upton (MI), Susan Brooks (IN), Will Hurd (TX) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA).

To what end?

The resolution is non-binding. The 100% partisan nature of the resolution makes it meaningless. No one, other than people who already hate Trump, is taking this bullsh** seriously. The clown show on the House floor as the House squabbled over its own rules made crystal clear just how un-serious the Democrats are.

When the dust settles from this, I don’t President Trump is going to be the one with the sucking chest wound and the “how did this happen” expression on his face.

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CBP Commissioner: Anti-Border Enforcement Rhetoric from Dems is Partly Responsible for the Tacoma Terrorist Attack

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Appearing on Fox News program The Ingraham Angle, Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan blamed rhetoric from the Democratic Party, in part, for the left-wing terrorist attack on an illegal-immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington.

On Saturday morning, a rifle-toting 69-year-old assailant was killed by law enforcement after trying to ignite a large propane tank.

Reportedly, Willem Van Spronsen was an anarchist and member of the ironically-named fascistic group Antifa (here).

Willem left a manifesto, and its claims suffered, as noted by Laura, under the influence of far-Left Democrats’ stunning excoriation of America’s system of border enforcement:

“[The attacker’s] manifesto repeatedly referred to ICE and the holding centers as ‘concentration camps,’ a comparison pushed by AOC. Not one 2020 Dem or mainstream media organization thought to mention that link, that same verbiage, none of it.”

Mark is perplexed by the DNC’s move against law:

“Why is this happening? We know why it’s happening. The rhetoric that’s out there from our own elected leaders, the vile rhetoric — they’re attacking the men and women of ICE, they’re attacking the men and women of CBP. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, it’s misinformed and outright — sometimes — they’re just lying to the American people. And it’s undoubtedly fueling this.”

He has a point — if Democrats are stirring the pot of paranoia with a perpetual characterization of immigration law and border agents as evil, it should be no surprise when the nuttiest among us rise to fight the monster.

And it isn’t only true with regard to immigration: The same, it seems to me, has occurred in various ways since the advent of Donald Trump. It’s how we end up with violent, black-masked terrorists — just see this incredible spectacle:

WATCH IN AWE: You Won’t Believe CNN’s Spotlight On A Violent Antifa Member & Its Vulgar Message To A Conservative Media Figure

You can’t stoke the coals of fear and expect no one to lash out.

Laura did make it clear, however, that she wasn’t claiming Alexandria “Concentration Camp” Ocasio-Cortez directly caused the attack (here and here).

But, as noted by Laura:

“If you actually think a concentration camp is happening in America, what wouldn’t you do to stop it?”

Mark agreed. What many fail to understand, he insisted, is that our border agents are, in fact, heroes:

“What makes me so frustrated, Laura, is the men and women of CBP…this year alone, they’ve rescued almost 4,000 individuals. Individuals trying to illegally enter this country.”

What do you think of Laura’s and Mark’s allegations? Was the Tacoma attack the natural conclusion to Dems’ war against the border, which is to say — perhaps more accurately — their war against Trump?

Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Desperate to Fill Anti-Trump Airtime, CNN Hosts White Nationalist Richard Spencer As a Pundit

Who thought this was a good idea?

In the aftermath of Trump’s comments targeting the self-described “squad,” the media have predictably lost their minds. They’ve never met a hand they aren’t willing to overplay and this is a perfect example of that. CNN’s desperation to fill airtime with nonstop anti-Trump rantings is so pervasive that they decided it’d be a good idea to invite on white nationalist Richard Spencer to play pundit.

This was done on Jake Tapper’s show.

Why do this? This answer is simple.

There is literally no angle out of bounds, no bridge too far that CNN won’t pursue if they feel they can use it take shots at Donald Trump. It’s a disease at this point. If that means bringing on Richard Spencer so CNN can then say “see, see, white nationalists loved Trump’s tweets!” then that’s what they’ll do.

Giving airtime to Richard Spencer is moronic and it shows there’s no line CNN won’t cross. You don’t give white nationalists a platform just to fulfill selfish partisan goals. An obscure, essentially irrelevant movement just got a shot in the arm because Jake Tapper couldn’t control his Trump delusion.

The biggest question here is why CNN even thinks this is relevant. After some blow back, Tapper responded with this tweet.

Why is their reaction relevant? Did Jake Tapper do a segment with David Duke after he praised Ilhan Omar’s anti-Zionism several months back? Oh, he didn’t? How odd. I mean, if it’s relevant today, why not then?

It is garbage journalism, and I’m constantly assured Jake is indeed a journalist, to try to tie your political opponents to unconnected parties just to slander them. What white supremacists think has nothing to do with Donald Trump, Republicans, or the vast majority of his voters. Furthermore, the media never hold Democrats to such standards. Rashida Tlaib can have a chief funderaiser who literally praises Hamas terrorists and CNN doesn’t say a world. Ilhan Omar can call U.S. troops “Satan” and there’s no interview on Jake Tapper’s show with jihadists to see if they agree with her.

But when Trump is involved, here’s CNN to trot out a racist to try to tie to all Trump voters. Just journalisming all over the place.

I’ll end by noting that Jake Tapper is not your friend. I realize a lot of right-wing pundits see him as the token good guy at CNN. He’s the guy they can banter with on Twitter from time to time and feel like they are part of the club. But he’s not a journalist. He’s a left leaning activist just like the rest of the anchors on CNN.

Right now, Tapper has doubled down on the appearance. We’ll see if he eventually admits what a monumentally stupid idea this was.

 

 

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Some Have Winced at Trump’s Recent Democrat-Degrading Tweets. But Was it Actually a Genius Move?

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There’s a particular tiny herd animal about which, if two of the cute little critters aren’t not getting along upon first meeting, standing them in just a tiny bit of harmless water — the conventional wisdom goes — will cause them unite. When faced with adversity, the foes will bond in order to form a stronger defense.

The same can happen, it may be assumed, with Democrats.

Recently, we’ve seen striking infighting across the aisle — Mama Bird Nancy stuck it to Baby Bird AOC, and a bunch of feathers flew.

During the melee, as RedState’s Bonchie put it, The Donald “[stripped] naked and [ran] onto the battlefield.”

Rather than let them continue to destroy themselves, Trump interrupted with his own pecking, turning their attention — and the audience’s — toward him.

A number of Republicans gave him an A for…well, just pick your A word for “not good.”

But could it have been smarter than perceived?

Some think so — perhaps he was making a genius move to make the Dems define themselves by the most extreme among them:

Interesting idea.

Consider Rush Limbaugh’s Monday statements on the matter:

“I think Trump sees this rift developing between Pelosi and the Democrat leadership and these new communists on the left led by Cortez, and I think he wants them back together again. I think Trump wants the Democrat Party to become known as the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal socialism party. I think he wants to hang that label around all of them, and for that to happen they have to be unified.”

So the President galvanizes toward the goofy a party intent upon taking him out in 2020. And at a time, no less, when a poll indicates that swing voters are down on the socialist squad of new left-wing representatives.

It’s an eyebrow-raiser.

Is it accurate?

Let us know what you think in the Comments section. Trump over the last week: fumbler of the football or touchdown-running titan?

-ALEX

 

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“The Squad” Just Handed Trump 2020

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It was already looking bad for Democrats as they inched ever closer to 2020, but if there was any doubt that the Democrats are not the party that America wants to lead it into the next decade, then the mainstream media revered “#TheSquad” just closed the door tight.

It’s important to remember that despite the ranting, wailing, and gnashing of teeth from the hard-left and its mainstream press, America is till pretty pro-America. They don’t, for the most part, like social justice. It’s one of the reasons Trump was elected. Yet, despite his victory, the left is fully convinced that it needed to lean harder left. As they do, Trump only becomes more popular, and oddly, the left leans more on people like the girls from “The Squad.”

This is why it’s a safe bet that Trump will away with the 2020 election with ease.

It’s important to first take into account that this “squad” consists of highly unpopular congresswomen. According to an Axios poll, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar both have high recognition with voters but take away a dismal 22 and 9 percent approval respectively. AOC attempted to write this off as an illusion created by President Donald Trump, but unless Trump manipulated the poll somehow, AOC’s claim holds no water.

It’s more of an AOC delusion than a Trump illusion, but with that out of the way, let’s take a look at some recent behavior from this “squad.”

The recent firebombing of an ICE facility was carried out by a member of Antifa and his “manifesto” was filthy with language used specifically by AOC. Despite the fact that this happened, Ocasio-Cortez would not denounce the attack.

Let’s be clear. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would not denounce a terrorist attack against American officers from a man who has openly and radically violent, and encouraged others to be violent. According to AOC, this means she endorses this terrorism, seeing as how she said that the GOP is racist for not denouncing Trump’s “racist tweet” about her and her “squad.”

It may even be a worse case with Omar, who is warmer toward Al Qaeda than she is America, as one woman pointed out in a thread on Twitter by GOP spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington.

The same thing can be said of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who seems to get comfortable feelings from the suffering and death of Jewish people.

These women even refuse to denounce dictators.

These women seem to be good with our enemies, and consistently denounce America and its allies. In fact, Omar retweeted an article on Monday that blanket labeled Trump supporters as racist. At a time when radical leftists are looking for reasons to become violent with “they’re racist” being on the list, this kind of communication from an elected official is irresponsible.

Between the pipe dream level legislation like the Green New Deal, to infantile attacks on a daily basis, to the fact that these women celebrate whenever they prevent people from getting jobs, they are not exactly a voter’s best friend. Failing to condemn terrorist attacks or terrorist organizations, including those that caused the death of 3,000 people on 9/11, isn’t going to win you too many American fans.

As Erick Erickson put it, while Trump isn’t perfect, he’s far and away more of a trustworthy and proven individual than “The Squad”:

Many, many of the concerns I had about President Trump in 2016 have been addressed by him and his administration through sound public policy. No candidate and no administration is perfect and I will continue to speak up when I disagree. But President Trump offers a vision for the United States with a strong economic record to back it up. The Democrats offer attempted mass assassinations of Republicans, fire bombings of immigration facilities, Mexican flags replacing American flags, the harvesting and selling of chidren’s body parts, the continued destruction of our healthcare system, the championing of lawlessness, and open persecution of people of faith by government bureaucrats.

While Trump is presenting an America that is positive and strong, we have a Democrat party that is willing to literally stay silent while terrorism and economic stupidity is carried out using battle cries developed from Democratic official’s rhetoric.

Because of these congresswomen, the Democrat party now absolutely reeks of irresponsibility and radicalism. The mainstream media might be trying to play it off by talking about how horrible Trump is all the time, but they are being vastly overshadowed by the insanity of a Democrat party trying too hard to be like it’s darling “squad.” Between the 2020 candidates proclaiming America is a white supremacist nation and promises of dictatorial action on America’s rights, the 2020 Democratic candidates have adopted the same aforementioned asininity.

Trump isn’t going anywhere.

 

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CA City Councilwoman Posts Anti-ICE Video Featuring a Defaced US Flag

On July 13, one day before rumored ICE “raids” were to take place, Simi Valley City Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos posted a video on her Facebook page advising the targets (who are people who have active orders of removal after a deportation hearing) to not comply with ICE. Since Sen. Kamala Harris, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all posted similar warnings (scripted in the same Dem comms shop, no doubt), she likely thought she was just keeping up with the cool kids.

But there was something very different about her video.

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Like many of her fellow Democrats, she used “concentration camp” rhetoric, saying:

“I have news from our southern border, and right now the United States is in the business of running concentration camps…they’re asking them to drink out of toilets.”

She has “news from our southern border”? Councilwoman Luevanos’ city is about a three-hour drive from the southern border. She makes it sound as if she has breaking news sent to her by a confidential source, when she can drive down there at any time to see what is happening.

Also like her fellow Democrats, she knowingly spread false information about the targets of the raid:

ICE is planning nationwide raids throughout our communities…not just targeting criminals…targeting all families. They’ve already said they’re going to have collateral deportations. This means tearing families apart, families that have worked here and lived here for generations, paid their taxes, followed, all the laws, and are simply seeking a legal recourse that they haven’t had for years in our immigration system.

The Department of Homeland Security has been clear that the targets of these “raids” are illegal immigrants who have been through the judicial process and on whom there is an active Order of Removal. After an Order of Removal is issued, the standard procedure is for ICE to send the subject a “Bag and Baggage” letter ordering them to “report to a local ICE facility at a particular time and date” with their legal documents and a small piece of luggage to be deported.

If the subject ignores that letter, “ICE will refer your file to the fugitive unit, which tracks down and arrests those noncitizens who fail to report for removal. ICE agents could arrest you at your home, work, or school at anytime. They often come in the middle of the night, when you are expected to be asleep at your home.”

So, no, the people targeted in these raids are not people who have been here for generations as a family unit and working and paying taxes. According to an ICE press release about the recent surge in enforcement in San Diego:

“Of those arrested during this operation, 85 percent had prior criminal convictions and/or prior criminal charges. Convictions for those arrested included drugs, weapons offenses, hit-and-run, driving under the influence, theft, domestic violence, evading law enforcement and fraud criminal offenses.”

Obviously, Luevanos is either misinformed or deliberately misleading in her video.

Like other Democrat office holders, Luevanos’ video emphasized her “official” capacity.

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What was very different about her video is the flag she’s sitting in front of while delivering her message of lawlessness.

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Luevanos’ video showed her sitting in front of a United States flag that had been defaced. Instead of red and white stripes, the stripes on Luevanos’ flag were the stripes of a traditional Mexican serape (blanket). She’s also sitting in front of posters saying, “Stop tearing families apart,” “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” and “The young people will win.” It’s not clear whether this video was shot in her city council office or some sort of home office.

Judging by the reaction on the many Facebook groups dedicated to Simi Valley politics and community news, Luevanos’ video is extremely controversial. Residents slammed both the content and the “flag” behind Luevanos. By Monday morning a “Recall Ruth Luevanos” Facebook page had been set up, with its organizers urging residents to attend the next City Council meeting to make their feelings known.

Given that Luevanos’ introduction to local politics was her dramatic testimony at a City Council meeting in early 2018 regarding sanctuary state policies, it seems that she’s come full circle.

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Teachers Call for Superintendent’s Removal After Terrifying Active Shooter Drill

A school superintendent in California thought that active shooter drills were getting a little too routine, so he decided to mix things up. To, as he told CBS47 “make sure this was realistic.” The problem? He didn’t alert teachers that there would be a drill, leaving them and students to believe their lives were in danger. Now, teachers are seeking his removal.

Juan Sandoval, the superintendent, had a janitor wear a mask, hold a fake gun, and run around the campus of Raisin City Elementary School on June 3 as though he were an active shooter. Teachers and students were understandably terrified.

Kim Copper, who has been a teacher for 22 years told CBS47 “I though this might not really be a drill, and what am I going to do.” She continued “I love these students and I don’t know what I can do. I thought wow, am I going to go down like this?” She gathered her students together, and the supposed gunman pounded on the door and tried to open it. “I had one boy, he was trying to be very quiet about it but he was sobbing. You can imagine I was upset and I’m a 48 year old adult. But in the back of my mind I didn’t know that it’s a drill. I think my goodness this can really be happening.”

Teacher Danny Nason had a similar experience with his third grade class. He got his students hidden behind a cupboard and, when the “shooter” tried to enter the classroom, stood near the door with a fire extinguisher. He believed he might have to use it to save his students’ lives. He told The Fresno Bee, “When the door began to open I swung the fire extinguisher at whoever was coming in,” but was able to stop himself from hitting the janitor when he recognized him. Then, he asked “What is wrong with you people?” Sandoval later told Nason that he was to blame for the gunman entering his classroom, as one of his special needs students was crying too loudly.

After the drill, the school held an assembly. Nason saw those who were involved in carrying out the drill. He told The Fresno Bee “They were all laughing,” he said. “They thought the entire situation was hilarious. While they were celebrating, my students were extremely upset. Some were crying, others were asking me to call their mothers because they had either a stomachache, headache, or wanted to go home.”

Parents, of course, were livid upon finding out. Jessica Garza, whose daughter attends Raisin City Elementary told The Fresno Bee  “She said all her classmates were either crying or praying they wouldn’t die,” Garza said. “That disturbed me.” Nason is disturbed as well. “They terrorized the kids,” he said. “What it did to me. I had to fight for 30 kids. I hope that they can understand that what they did to the students was wrong and that they never do this again.”

CBS47 asked Sandoval if he thinks it was wrong to create such a realistic situation and not alert staff, parents, or students. “No, I don’t think it was wrong,” he told them. The journalist then asked him “The drill was just so realistic, that many are afraid anything could have happened. Someone could have had a heart attack? Someone could have driven by and pulled out a gun to help the students? They were so scared.” Sandoval responded “that’s a good thing.”

The Raisin City School board sent out a statement saying that “The district will be updating it’s active shooter training procedures and coordinating with law enforcement to improve our training effort.” For the teachers, that’s not enough.

At a board meeting on Tuesday, teachers will ask for Sandoval to be removed from his position, The Fresno Bee reports. Copper, who is also the Union President, said “This is just the latest and most horrendous example of his poor decision-making and judgment and we are calling on him to step down or for the board to remove him.”

Schools need to rethink their approach to active shooter drills in general. This was extreme, but most of them needlessly terrify children for something that will almost certainly never happen. Let’s keep in mind that you’re far more likely to be struck by lightning than to be involved in a mass shooting (and those odds are reduced when you narrow it down to a shooting in a specific location, like in a school), but I have never heard of a school terrifying children with lightning drills like they do when it comes to active shooters.

Sandoval has go to, but it’s time to rethink the entire idea while we’re at it.

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