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Logic Need Not Apply As California Passes Law Giving Free Healthcare to Illegal Immigrants

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed into law a bill that will extend free healthcare coverage to illegal immigrants 0-25 years old (the coverage for minors had been previously passed).

On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law State Bill 104, which now extends health care benefits to illegal immigrants between the ages of 19-25, in addition to the law that already had guaranteed coverage to illegal immigrants under the age of 19.

The Hill noted, “The bill, introduced earlier this year, is estimated to cover about 90,000 low-income residents overall and comes with a roughly $98 million price tag.”

This comes as California’s financial future gets even bleaker. While some are claiming a recent single year surplus means everything is all good, that ignores the unfunded liabilities and the fact that they have almost four times as much debt as cash on hand (and states can’t just print more money to cover shortfalls).

In fact, things are so bad that of the $5T in unfunded state and local liabilities in the United States, a full $1T of it resides in California, which only makes up 12% of the actual population in the country. California’s debt-to-GDP ratio is also approaching that of several eurozone countries that experienced economic collapses.

Worth noting is that cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco are dealing with an explosion of homelessness right now, many of which are mentally ill or drug addled. Instead of spending the proper resources to try to handle that issue, California is using its already finite, over-strapped resources to give free healthcare to illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, crime has spiked and feces litter the streets as homeless encampments spring up everywhere.

Keep in mind, there are plenty of poor Americans in the state not getting such coverage. It’s actually gotten to the point in California that it could be preferable to be in the country illegally.

Even past the financial considerations, giving free healthcare to illegal immigrants only incentivizes more illegal immigration. That means more money for the cartels, more women raped on the journey, more sick and dead children, and further strain on an already resource-starved Border Patrol. This also means that the “price-tag” for this program will balloon as more and more people show up, creating yet more liabilities for California they can’t pay.

It’s completely irresponsible and ignores all the unintended consequences that are ultimately produced by such a move. That’s a trademark of progressivism though. As long as it feels good, it’s worth doing. Who cares if it actually makes the situation worse, right?

As a moral imperative, I’d love to give everybody on this planet free healthcare. But I recognize that’s not only impossible, trying to do would could cause far more harm than good if it ends up bankrupting everyone in the end.

I’ll end by mentioning the other reason none of this is sustainable. Because of California’s ridiculous finical decisions and over-regulation, which has lead to high taxes and housing shortages, they are experiencing massive emigration to other states. Their tax base shrank to the tune of over 1M people between 2007-2016. Adding more and more debt as you continue to lose tax payers is a recipe for disaster.

But Gavin Newsom got to smile for the cameras and that’s what’s really important here.

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Beast Mode: Cocaine Mitch Campaign Smiles as McGrath Flip Flops on Kavanaugh Support in a Span of 3 Hours

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In spite of NBC News attempting to play “gotcha” journalism with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) on Monday, the man who embraces the “Grim Reaper” label without apology is having a pretty good week.

After the non-story about two of his great-great-grandfathers being slaveowners broke, McConnell was asked about the news. His response was classic Cocaine Mitch:

On Tuesday, the mainstream media salivated over Democrat Amy McGrath’s announcement that she was running against McConnell.

McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, even raised $2.5 million in the 24 hour period after she declared her candidacy. Things were looking good for her right out of the gate.

Except by Wednesday, things were going south for McGrath.

In a Tuesday interview she did with CNN‘s Jake Tapper, she had to walk back comments she made in 2017 comparing the election of Donald Trump to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

And on Wednesday, she did an in-depth interview with the Louisiville Courier-Journal that had liberal heads spinning. First off, she indicated she would sometimes actually support Trump – depending on the issue:

CJ: Are you a pro-Trump Democrat? And how do you separate people who will vote for Trump but may not for Sen. McConnell?

McGrath: This business of pro-Trump, anti-Trump — you’re just putting people in a box. Folks just aren’t like that. … I want to do what’s best for Kentucky, and when President Trump has good ideas, I’m going to be for them. To me it’s not about your political party, it’s not about wearing a red jersey or blue jersey, OK? And that was something I talked about last campaign. If President Trump has good ideas, I’ll be for them. At the same time, if I think he’s wrong I’m going to stand up to him and that’s the difference — one the of major differences — between myself and Sen. McConnell.

Naturally, this did not sit well with leftists who believe Trump is the greatest threat to mankind.

To make matters worse for McGrath, she also told the Courier-Journal she would have ultimately supported Brett Kavanaugh had she been in the Senate during his confirmation hearings:

CJ: One of the centerpieces for Sen. McConnell’s reelection appears to be his work in reshaping the U.S. judiciary. If you had been a senator, would you have voted for Brett Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court — why or why not?

McGrath: Well, that’s a good question. I didn’t listen to all of the hearings. I don’t think there was anything, and I’m not a lawyer or a senator on the Judiciary Committee, so I don’t know the criteria. But I was very concerned about Judge Kavanaugh, what I felt like were the far-right stances that he had. However, there was nothing in his record that I think would disqualify him in any way. And the fact is when you have the president and the Senate, this is our system and so I don’t think there was anything that would have disqualified him in my mind.

[…]

CJ: So you would have voted for him to be on the Supreme Court?

McGrath: You know, I think that with Judge Kavanaugh, yeah, I probably would have voted for him.

(Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, McGrath tweeted that upon further reflection, she would not have voted to confirm Kavanaugh.)

In other words, she flip-flopped – within a span of about three hours:

As always, the Cocaine Mitch campaign was on standby and ready to respond. They tweeted out the donation refunds link for unhappy Democrats:

… along with this humorous image:

They also trolled McGrath supporter and pro-abortion/sex strike activist Alyssa Milano with this tweet:

As Bonchie noted in his post Tuesday about McGrath announcing her candidacy, the media were eagerly predicting a “blockbuster race.” It’s started off that way already, but not in the ways they’d hoped it would.

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Seattle Restaurant Chain Files for Bankruptcy Due to Minimum Wage Hike

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The lobbyists for MW-15 continue to be deluded that they are not killing jobs

As the evidence mounts on how destructive the call for minimum wage hikes across the country have been the denial of the economic reality also mounts. Time and again wherever the policy has been instituted there have been strikingly adverse effects. And still the far left proponents only continue with their talking points, made void by the cold facts of the results.

The latest comes from the casual dining chain Restaurants Unlimited Inc. which has just filed for bankruptcy proceedings. Corporate officers in the filing have stated that the primary reason for the chain’s struggles rests primarily with it grappling with new minimum wage laws. The correlation is not deniable.

The restaurant brands operated by RU are primarily in the Seattle area, where the minimum wage hike was long ago established. Other locations exist in the liberal strongholds along the Pacific coast, including San Francisco, another MW-15 enclave. The salary requirements have been a drain, since employment costs are always the highest expense for eateries.

In the court papers the company’s Chief Restructuring Officer, David Bagley, cited a number of influences on the corporate revenue stream, with the mandated wage hikes being the biggest strain on the company.

“Over the past three years, the company’s profitability has been significantly impacted by progressive wage laws along the Pacific coast that have increased the minimum wage,” Bagley said. “As a large employer in the Seattle metro market, for instance, the company was one of the first in the market to be forced to institute wage hikes.”

Over the past fiscal year the company had a slight downturn in revenue, dipping -1% for FY ending this May. In that time the company saw its wage obligations explode, to over $10 million over that same year. This is the type of fiscal reality that eateries face, and which the wage proponents callously pretend are endurable for companies.

A common refrain heard from those lobbying groups, when told that these wage hike are untenable, has often been, “Well if they cannot afford to pay a living wage they should not be in business!” Think of the vacancy of that mindset; not only do they encourage insolvency and the commensurate loss of jobs, this also defies their primary talking points.

A favorite argument from this troupe is that merely raising food prices slightly will easily provide their desired wages. Instead, as seen by the RU bottom line, their revenues have already been impacted in trying to compensate for the added burden and they have been saddled with even steeper costs. As a result now — when attempting to improve the income for workers — this new policy has over 2,000 employees facing the threat of their entire income.

This follows suit however with what has already been witnessed. Seattle watched a number of businesses close or leave the city after its wage laws were passed. In New York City, a study on restaurant jobs shows that after the minimum wage increase was made law the loss of restaurant positions was the highest experienced since the 9/11 tragedy.

Even the Congressional Budget Office has acknowledged the problem. In a recent report about a proposed national MW-15 bill, the CBO stated that if passed the law would lead to 1,300,000 jobs being lost. But, living wages, and all.

These realities continue to be ignored by the ardent activists, pretending that their policy has nothing but beneficial results. It would be nice to see these benefits, if they ever do come to fruition.

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Pelosi Doubles Down on AOC & Friends, Reminds Us She’s a Steel Horse: ‘Regrets is Something I Don’t Do’

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tells reporters that the work of special counsel Robert Mueller must continue as President Donald Trump suggests firing him while investigating potential ties between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

 

Much has been made of the in-party feud between Nancy Pelosi and the Fab Four Fresh Faces of the House — Alexandria, Ayanna, Ilhan, and Rashida — over the Pelosi-pushed border bill and a little thing called relevance.

The younger generation doesn’t respect its elders as did those of the past.

Still, I have to imagine Nancy Pelosi’s as shrewd as any in the political sphere, and she’s got talons that’d make those of the relative tykes look like puppy paws.

Despite AOC’s scratch —

— Nancy’s standing on the solid rock of seniority and stick-to-itiveness.

The “wall is an immorality” legislator (here) is doubling down on what she said to The New York Times. That would be, “[The four freshmen] have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” but “they’re four people and that’s how many votes they got” (here).

BOOM!

On Wednesday, she made her position clear to The Washington Post:

“I have no regrets about anything. Regrets is not what I do.”

I believe her. In all cases.

She also reaffirmed her dismissive remark that “four people vetoed for the bill”:

“Four people voted for the bill. That’s what I said. And no other people followed.”

Yikes. Yes, talons.

-ALEX

 

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NY Times Buries The Reason For The 28% Drop In June Migrant Arrivals In The Twelfth Paragraph

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

 

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced a 28% drop in enforcement actions at the U.S./Mexico border in June from the previous month. The number decreased from 144,278 in May to 104,344 in June. The DHS statement said “the reduction in apprehensions accounts for decreases across all demographics, including unaccompanied minors, family units and single adults, as well as decreases in migrants from all Northern Triangle countries, particularly those coming from Guatemala.” (The full statement can be read here.)

This is phenomenal news and it’s proof that President Trump’s “get tough” strategy is working. When the President announced his plan to impose 5% tariffs on all goods imported from Mexico at the end of May, he was widely criticized by Democrats as well as many Republicans. It was a gamble, they said. American consumers would be forced to pay more for imported goods. It would hurt small businesses and reduce GDP.

But Mexico caved and agreed to cooperate with the U.S. to stop the flow of illegals into our country. Anyway you slice it, Mexico’s efforts have made a big difference. Trump took a risk, and it has paid off big time.

The New York Times, however, has a hard time giving Trump credit for any accomplishments, especially as the 2020 election season heats up. So, it’s no surprise they buried the reason for the decline in the twelfth paragraph of their story.

The article is entitled “A Drastic Drop in Migrant Arrivals on the Border: What’s Happening?” The New York Times wrote:

In the sleeping quarters, green cots that were once occupied by hundreds of parents and children on a single night were stacked against the wall. For dinner on Tuesday, just two tables were set for the handful of families staying at the large shelter near the California border that takes in migrant families arriving from Mexico.

At its peak, the facility run by Jewish Family Service of San Diego held more than 300 migrants dropped off by United States immigration authorities. Some days this spring were so busy that new arrivals had to be sent to overflow sites.

Now, the shelter is almost eerily empty. The number of people arriving there has plunged in recent weeks amid a precipitous decline in arrivals along the southern border, where the Department of Homeland Security said that apprehensions dropped 28 percent in June.

Customs and Border Protection authorities encountered 104,344 people crossing from Mexico last month, compared with 144,278 in May, which had marked a 13-year monthly high. At the nonprofit shelter here in San Diego, the effects have been dramatic. On Friday of last week, not a single migrant arrived at the facility, the first time this had occurred since it opened in October.

Hot Air’s Ed Morrisey reported on Wednesday that readers had to scroll down to the twelfth paragraph to find the reason for the decline.

“The United States policy to return people to Mexico and the pressure on Mexico to stop the migration are having a big impact,” said Daniel Bribiescas, an immigration lawyer in Tijuana.”

And even further to find out that incentives work.

Mexico’s own heightened border security is also having an effect. To make good on a deal struck with President Trump last month to avert trade tariffs, more than 20,000 Mexican security forces, including members Mexico’s newly-formed National Guard, have been deployed throughout Mexico’s southern and northern border states.

At well-traveled but typically unguarded crossing points, the Mexican authorities have been intercepting buses traveling along major migrant corridors. In Tijuana, Mexican officers have been stopping and arresting migrants who do not have papers to prove that they can legally remain in the country.

This is a major victory for President Trump and the media have tried to minimize it.

The problem is that, for many Americans, The New York Times and other newspapers and media outlets with left biases are either their only or at least their primary source of news. These organizations manipulate the news by exaggerating bad news for Trump and minimizing or not reporting the positive news. This has been a huge challenge for Republicans.

The New York Times would have you believe that Trump manufactured the migrant crisis. They would have you believe that the Obama administration never put immigrant children in cages, never separated families at the border, never deported any illegals, never teargassed migrants at the border and that none of them ever died trying to cross into the U.S.

The truth is that the Obama administration built the cages that are in use today. PJ Media’s Matt Margolis wrote that not even Snopes could deny this one. “Two former Obama administration officials have publicly acknowledged this fact, and the media even reported on the migrant detention facilities that were built by the Obama administration—but those reports lacked the outrage you see today.”

The Obama administration also established the policy of separating families, they deported over 3.1 million illegals, and were found by a district court judge to be in violation of the Flores Agreement which requires the government to provide safe and sanitary conditions for immigrant minors, including food, drinking water, medical care, and other accommodations.

Also, according to the left-wing fact-checking site FactCheck.org, between the years 2012 through 2016, they used teargas on migrant crowds 79 times.

The good news is that some Americans have become wise and now seek out alternative news sources. This accounts for the fact that CNN’s ratings have cratered recently and MSNBC has seen a significant drop in readership.

Let’s hope that continues.

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O’Rourke Didn’t Know It, but He Perfectly Demonstrated How the Left Doesn’t Truly Believe In Social Justice

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Just the other day, failed Texas Senate contender and current 2020 straggler Robert “Beto” O’Rourke told a group of refugees that America was founded on white supremacy. As my colleague Bonchie pointed out in his coverage of it, this is a bold faced lie. It was founded on an ideal of an idea that lead to one of freest places on the planet.

(READ: Beto O’Rourke Goes On Bizarre, Pathetic Rant Telling Refugees America Was Founded On White Supremacy)

Even if America was based on a principle of “white supremacy” then these central American refugees seem love them some white supremacy seeing as how they’re risking their lives to cross a border for a chance to stay at one of our “concentration camps.”

I mean, really, if you break down the leftist talking points and compare them to reality, they really do sound absurd.

Regardless, O’Rourke made this statement because he thought that if he did, it would give him points with the radical movement that have taken over the Democrat party. He believes that by buying into the more extreme viewpoints of the Ocasio-Cortez left, they’ll pat him on the back and toss him an approval point.

In other words, O’Rourke has relegated himself to being a dog that performs tricks for treats. He sits on command, rolls over when told, and barks out ridiculous phrases, all for a chance at a meager reward.

At least it’s cute when my dog does it. When a grown man does it for people who aren’t going to vote for him anyway, it looks so pathetic that I almost feel sorry for him.

But that O’Rourke is doing this simply because he thinks it will make him popular leads me to my point. I doubt that O’Rourke truly believe that America was founded on white supremacy. If he did truly believe it, then his next course of action should be pretty clear.

He should drop out of the race and endorse one of the non-white candidates. If he truly believes that the country who continuously elects representatives of different races, including a president,  is based on white supremacy then he should stop flailing like a person drowning in a lake and bow out with a nod at someone like Kamala Harris or Spartacus.

But he likely won’t. He’ll keep flailing while making these ridiculous statements that have zero substance to them because he continuously demonstrates that he doesn’t believe them.

And here we see the overall problem with radical leftism. As I wrote in an article on Tuesday, the social justice left doesn’t actually care about the things it professes to care about. It wants you to believe they do so they can appear to have a moral edge on its competition, but really what they want is for you to feel like they’re the safe hands that power should rest in.

(READ: It Was Never About The Breasts: SJW Outrage Over Depictions Of Women Is About Control, Not Care)

O’Rourke is out of ideas, so his last gasp is to sit on a lie and hope it plays well. The problem is that the lie he chose proves that what he’s saying is, in fact, a lie. The longer he stays in the race, the more proof we have that he is, indeed, lying.

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BREAKING: Trump To Order Citizenship Question On Census Be Added By Executive Order

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Here we go for another round of court battles to the Supreme Court.

In what has been one of the options President Trump has been thinking about using to add the ” ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES” question to the census will become reality by Executive Order later today.

According to NBC News

President Donald Trump is expected to announce an executive action on getting the citizenship question added to the census, according to an administration official.

Trump announced on Twitter Thursday morning that he will hold a press conference in the afternoon to discuss his latest efforts at including the citizenship question as part of the census.

Here is the tweet from the President that the NBC story above refers to.

This action, of course, will need to be raced back to the Supreme Court Of The United States to see how Chief Justice John Roberts can twist common sense once again to screw something up.

While I’m not a fan of ANY President using the Executive order willy nilly this case seems pretty simple to me. The Executive Branch has to make sure that a census goes out every TEN years. That a question on there asking simply if you are of a citizen of this country is causing people like Nancy Pelosi to lose what little is left of her mind is odd. Put the question on the damn thing.

More will be coming from this today in regards to how Trump plans to rattle Zuck and Jacks chains I’m sure so get ready to rumble America. This summer is just heating up.

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Ross Perot and Donald Trump-The Un-Politicians

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Tuesday’s Boston Globe had a very interesting article abut Ross Perot and Donald Trump. The title, “How Ross Perot paved the way for Donald Trump,” grabs your attention immediately, as does the very first sentence and following paragraph.

The first paragraph of H Ross Perot’s was written decades before his death: He’s a self-made billionaire who became the most successful third-party presidential candidate in nearly a century.

But the legacy of Perot, who died Tuesday at 89 years old, extends well beyond what he did in the 1990s. Perot not only showed Trump how to run as a populist for president but also how to use cable news to build a brand, frame a nationalist agenda around opposing free trade, and, yes, how to use Mexico as a political foil.

The article draws some interesting parallels.

If Donald Trump is the kind of Jesus of the disenchanted, displaced non-college white voter, then Perot was the John the Baptist of that sort of movement, Democratic strategist James Carville said in a 2016 podcast.

Further down, the article describes how both Perot and Trump made innovative use of the media platforms of the time, Perot on “Larry King Live,” and Trump using Twitter.

Here’s what the authors likely considered, their “money quote”

But, if there was one major lesson Trump might have learned from Perot, it was this: Even for a wealthy outsider with populist appeal, it is best to work within the two-party framework.

Although this is likely true, there’s another lesson, a lesson long ignored by the Washington political class. It was ignored when Perot ran and it was ignored when Trump ran; Executive Experience isn’t just “political.” Executive Experience, was most succinctly described by President Harry Truman as, The Buck Stops Here. Executive experience means having real, no-kiddin’, personal responsibility for outcomes, good and bad, of large organizations and the people who work for them.

Populism is all well and good, as long as the candidate is perceived as someone who can get those things done, the populace believes most important. Both Candidates Ross Perot and Donald Trump were widely viewed as men of action and accomplishment by other such men. The D.C. punditry along with the politicians they pontificate about, are rarely men of action, men who rarely if ever, hold significant responsibility. Thus, they have no clue how to evaluate the likes of Perot and Trump.

That D.C “elite,” made fun of Ross Perot and his infomercials that consisted of him talking to a series of charts that explained his different positions. Having never held positions of responsibility that required actual, measurable performance, they were unable to view him in the proper light. That same Beltway elite was very surprised when Perot, got 19 percent of the vote, running against Bill Clinton and the incumbent President, George H.W. Bush. This was the highest ever vote count by a third party candidate.

Fast forward to 2016, Donald J. Trump glides down the escalator and announces his candidacy based on the same populist message as Perot’s. The media elite, were once again faked out. Labeling Donald Trump a “buffoon” and “not serious” about his Presidential run, they wildly underestimated him. By the time they figured out that their “earned media” exposure had vaulted him into the top tier of Republican candidates, it was too late. He had the ear of “deplorable” America. Like Perot and his work ethic, Trump out paced the criminal crone from Chappaqua in the states most critical. We all know the result.

Although his speech pattern is obviously different than Perot’s, Donald Trump exhibits the same blunt, to-the-point style. Trump, like most successful executives (and military commanders) doesn’t pull any punches. Like Perot, Trump is driven by results. Neither of them believe in the D.C. way of doing things. My take, is that Perot if elected, would be doing the same things that President Trump is now doing, perhaps with a little less drama, but with essentially the same results. In short, H. Ross Perot did indeed, pave the way for President Donald J. Trump…and that’s a good thing.

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Vanity Fair Buries the Lede As Bill Clinton Is Further Implicated In the Jeffrey Epstein Ordeal

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The media can always be counted on to obfuscate and push a narrative and Vanity Fair is certainly no exception.

As the disgusting truth behind the Jeffrey Epstein travesty begins to unfold, the pattern among the press has been to desperately try to tie him to Donald Trump. That’d be fine if Trump was actually implicated in any possible wrongdoing, but as it stands, there’s essentially no evidence of that. While it’s not surprising that the media are going to do their partisan dance, even on something a serious as this, the problem with their approach is that they may be overlooking actual horrible activity simply to try to weaponize this against the President.

Take Vanity Fair’s latest expose, which makes Trump the lede of the story while glossing over far more serious and relevant allegations involving Bill Clinton.

Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, who would later go to prison in part for his role in these hush money schemes, was in the room when Pecker sat down. Pecker, he later told me, used to send him articles and issues before they were published so that he and Trump could read them. After the meeting Trump called in Sam Nunberg, then a Trump Organization employee, who saw Pecker leaving Trump’s office. “Michael was sitting in there when I came in, and the issue of the National Enquirer with the pictures of Prince Andrew was on his desk,” Nunberg recalled. “He said not to tell anyone, but that Pecker had just been there and had brought the issue with him. Trump said that Pecker had told him that the pictures of Clinton that Epstein had from his island were worse.” (Cohen, speaking by phone from the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, corroborated Nunberg’s version of the events, though he declined to add any additional information about the meeting.)

Now, call me crazy, but it seems to be that the big story here is not that Donald Trump’s man at the National Enquirer thought Epstein had pictures of Bill Clinton on his sex slave island. No, the big story is…and again call me crazy…that there are possibly pictures of Bill Clinton on Epstein’s sex slave island.

That seems like a pretty big freaking deal to me.

But what does Vanity Fair do with that information? They don’t even look into it. They just let it go like it’s no big deal that a former President may have been a guest on the personal island of a pedophile accused of sex trafficking. We of course also know that Clinton flew on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” business jet 27 times, including at least 7 times without his secret service detail. On many of those same flights were the names of the very girls who would later make up Epstein’s accusers. Are we to believe that Bill Clinton just didn’t notice underage girls hanging around on Epstein’s airplane?

Jane Fox, who wrote the article, chooses to not even follow or further comment on the most important, damning piece of information revealed in her research. Instead, she chooses to dismiss Clinton’s involvement with this line put in parenthesis.

(Clinton denies ever traveling to Little St. James Island, but has confirmed that he traveled with Epstein several times in 2002 and 2003, including trips to Africa in connection with the Clinton Foundation. In her interview with the Enquirer, Giuffre said she had seen Clinton around, but that she never saw him involved with women.)

Even the above attempt at sweeping Clinton’s involvement under the rug is false. Giuffre, who was one of the women abused, did not simply say she had seen Clinton around. No, she said she saw him on the island. Again, how do you not treat that as a big deal worth looking into? Fox is not an idiot who just missed that fact. She is purposely obfuscating here and choosing to make her piece wholly about Trump for obvious reasons.

What’s ironic about her tact is that she ends up mostly providing evidence of Trump’s non-involvement in all this.

Trump isn’t known to have gone on any trips with Epstein, which would have been out of character. “I don’t think Trump would go to someone else’s property or someone else’s island or villa,” Nunberg said. “He doesn’t even play golf at anyone else’s clubs.”

Maybe there’s a lot more to come out regarding Epstein and Trump that we don’t know. But for the media to make this all about Trump right now, knowing what we do know, is just a complete breach of journalistic ethics in favor of rabid partisanship. The huge, blockbuster story here is not Donald Trump. It’s that former President Bill Clinton continues to appear in multiple pieces of evidence involving Epstein’s awful escapades.

Every investigative journalist worth their salt should be diving deep into the Clinton and Epstein connection because it’s a flashing red light right now. Instead, we get side-stepping pieces like this one from Vanity Fair riffing about fairly irrelevant connections to Trump while ignoring the most disturbing revelations. Whether they are meaning to or not, the media are helping to cover for some really bad actors by refusing to shift their partisan rancor and follow the evidence.

Again, if Trump ends up implicated in any of this, he should burn. As it sits though, the actual facts are telling us he’s not who should be the focus here. Bill Clinton should be breaking out into cold sweats over this and he’s not going to be the only one who goes down.

The media need to get off their duffs and do their freaking jobs on this.

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Woman Sues Hospital: If She’d Known Her 4-Year-Old Had Down Syndrome, She Would’ve Aborted Him

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A woman in the UK is suing a hospital for failing to screen her unborn son for Down Syndrome.

Had she known he had the condition, the lawsuit claims, she would’ve had an abortion.

As reported by the Mirror, Edyta Mordel is attempting to hold the National Health Service accountable for the live birth of her son to the tune of £200,000.

Per the suit, the “wrongful birth…increased financial costs of caring for her son and for the impact on her own ability to work.”

4-year-old Aleksander was born in January of 2015 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Hospital records reveal Edyta was “very angry and upset” upon being made aware of the baby’s condition.

According to her claim, doctors failed to administer testing which would’ve detected DS, despite the fact that she insisted. Purportedly, she even noted the need for such examination during her first meeting with a midwife.

Edyta believed the evaluation was performed at her 12-week appointment, though medical documentation speaks to the contrary.

As relayed by the Daily Mail, she appealed to London’s High Court thusly:

“I knew from the start I would agree on the Down’s syndrome screening, and I would not make any other decision. I was always sure about the decision, and I always wanted it. I spoke with the midwife about Down Syndrome screening. I had informed myself. I watched a lot of videos and read about screening.”

Her attorney insists both she and her partner — Aleksander’s father — would’ve “terminated the pregnancy.”

However, legal representatives for NHS contend that she declined the test and later regretted it.

More, from lawyer Michael de Navarro QC:

“Not only did her copy of the handheld notes contain the scan report saying that Down’s screening had been declined, but she must have realized that she had never had the result of screening which she had been told to expect.”

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias had something to say about the situation — to The Daily Caller:

“If a mother does not want to care for her precious little one, we would encourage her to let a loving family adopt and raise him, helping him to reach his full potential. And, no, a hospital should not be sued for bringing this innocent little one into the world.”

In terms of the Western culture at large, Edyta’s disposition — though shocking — isn’t such an outlier: Earlier in the year, New York approved the murder of infants mere seconds before they’re born (here); and Virginia’s governor is cool with them being murdered after birth (here).

But undoubtedly the most apt response to this story is a video shared by Ashton Kutcher in January.

Don’t miss its incredible power:

This man gave powerful speech on Down Syndrome

Everyone's life is valuable.

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