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Vice Writer Becomes Hilarious Victim of Twitter Censorship, Gets Banned for Threatening Planters Peanut Mascot

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We’re all familiar with Twitter’s infamous bans. The reasoning behind the bans can get pretty crazy and fairly one-sided.

But it can’t get much crazier than being banned for threatening a peanut.

Luke Taylor at Vice wrote a hilarious wrap-up of his online “war” with the Planters mascot Mr. Peanut. Apparently Mr. Peanut is one of Luke’s favorite trash talk targets on Twitter.

A few months ago, I was suspended indefinitely from Twitter for threatening to kill Mr. Peanut. To be fair, this wasn’t my first time menacing the Planters mascot. Or my second or my third. By the time I was banned, I had been systematically harassing the peanut man for about four months. Sometimes, I promised to destroy him. Other times, I’d doctor a tweet to make it look like he’d done something you’d expect from someone super bourgeois or elitist—I once photoshopped a tweet suggesting that he would use his peanut empire money to avoid a military draft.

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His tweets seemed to fly under the radar as something more amusing for the sake of amusing himself than anything truly obnoxious. That is until a “famous” Twitter account caught it and retweeted.

But otherwise, my game was going off without a hitch. That is, until May 31, when the monocled legume tweeted a nut-themed take on the phrase that made Bhad Bhabie famous. It read, “Cashew in the snack aisle how ’bout that.” Putting aside the fact that that particular reference was a few years beyond its expiration date, it was my duty, as ever, to take the nut man down. I replied, “I will fly anywhere in the world to kill you. Just name the place.” But then, a strange thing happened. Bhad Bhabie replied to my tweet with a quick “thank you,” and soon over 1000 people had liked my post. A day later, I received a notice from Twitter that I’d been banned.

Just in case you don’t know, “Bhad Bhabie” is that dumb “cash me outside” girl who has been inexplicably rewarded for her bratty behavior with a rap contract and representation in the entertainment industry.

Before you think the pretend peanut man was feeling genuinely threatened, note he gives as good as he gets.

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Taylor says he knows his humor may have been over the top, but he never threatened a living person and it was all in good fun.

So, yeah, I’m mad. Of course I understand that in Twitter’s opinion, what I was doing was against the rules. But come on, it’s Mr. Peanut! It’s hard not to question the loss of my right to free speech on the platform for pointing my vitriol at a fictional character, even if that fictional character is the mascot for a brand. But brands play a strange role in culture now. In an article in The Atlanticlast year, the critic Ian Bogost wrote that there are, “new, personal bonds between companies and customers [that] feel uncanny—the brands are not real human friends, exactly, but neither are they faceless corporations anymore.” And when you are banned for having insulted one, it really starts to feel like social media companies at least, consider brands not only real, but also human.

LOL! Corporations aren’t people…or something.

Taylor laments his banning and the unjustness of being banned for good even after his appeal. He wonders aloud if he just got caught up in the “unintended consequences” of Twitter’s new speech policing.

The only thing I learned from being banned was that I’ll have to be more subtle with my jokes on my new account. (I’ll ask questions like why Mr. Peanut can’t afford more clothes than just a top hat and monocle, if he’s so rich). I’m still curious as to why Twitter would ban me when it has so many other realproblems to worry about? Twitter has been under fire recently for their inaction on banning hate speech on the platform; it’s possible my desire to fight a cartoon nut was just collateral damage?

Ya think? We on the right have been warning about this from day one.

First they came for the conservatives and I said nothing.

Then they came for the liberals who haven’t purged their social media comments from the last ten years and I said nothing.

Then they came for the pretend peanut mascots…and there was no one left to speak for me.

Good luck to Taylor as he slums it with the rest of the Twitter banned. He may be beaten down, but it looks like he’s still got some fight in him.

The most messed up thing about this whole saga though, is that throughout my tireless fight against corporate America, getting banned for my bravery, and now trying to fight back, no one’s even asked me how much money I would pay Planters for one bare-knuckled round against Mr. Peanut. Just name your price.

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Has Actress Ellen Barkin Accidentally Admitted to Complicity of Jeffery Epstein in His Sex-Trafficking Efforts?

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In the rush to lay blame at the feet of Donald Trump did this Hollywood TDS sufferer confess to knowing more?

The Jeffery Epstein arrest has sent the social media universe into the kind of frenzy normally reserved for swatted hornets nests. Somehow the case of an alleged billionaire who may have been engaged in underage sex trafficking, which has been in the courts for over a decade, has just now ignited interest.

Much of the speculation revolves around the possibility — and for far too many online, the HOPE — that this will lead to Donald Trump being implicated in the heinousness. This exuberance has been unseemly, as much of it is based on tangential reports and lackluster evidence. In one case a Hollywood luminary has rushed to the front of the accusatory line, and may have implicated herself far more in the process.

Actress Ellen Barkin is no fan of President Trump. She has a lengthy history of unhinged bile being leveled at the President, enough to impress the likes of balanced thinkers of all things regarding political nuances like Bette Midler, or Cher. Barkin felt the need to weigh in on the still-developing matter, by linking to a story on the recent arrest of Epstein.

She then followed that up with a very curious comment about the close associate of Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell. She is said to have been the primary pilot who kited in clients allegedly partaking in the criminal behaviors. Barkin declares Maxwell is a sex trafficker, and a “pimp”. The revealing aspect here is why the actress is so confident in her assessment of alleged criminality.

How exactly did Barkin come into this firsthand information from Maxwell? It would seem they had to have been interacting on some level, but to what extent? They clearly were circulating in the same orbit, and this was not hearsay, or overhearing. “I know because she told me,” are Barkin’s words.

Now this type of comment brings up all manner of follow up questions. When did Maxwell make this statement to Barkin? There are no prior mentions of this in Barkin’s twitter feed; this itself proves little, save for the fact that the actress has been tweeting plenty on this subject in the last 24-hour span. If she is so impassioned about the grievous behavior she alleges it seems slightly curious there had been no prior mention.

Has she ever taken this to the authorities? Again, considering all the invective and accusations she is currently leveling, to say that she has long known of this taking place is the real point of interest. And Maxwell’s alleged confession of this to Barkin itself is a cause of concern. Barkin does not state she overheard something — she attests to being told directly. This means there had to be some level of familiarity existing.

Consider the gravity of this type of conversation. A person who is supposedly engaging in this level of disturbing behavior would not be tossing this kind of banter out as cocktail party anecdotes. To be able to offer this type of detail to Barkin would need some level of foundation to have it discussed openly, it stands to reason. How do two people arrive to a point where one of them is comfortable enough to volunteer their complicity in a sex trafficking ring? This is not something you arrive at in casual discussions.

Barkin, based on her own words and accusations, seems to be opening herself up to needing to answer for a number of details relating to her words.

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YouTube Engineer Stabs, Punches, and Runs Over Innocent People During Drug Fueled Rampage

 

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YouTube not only makes crazy decisions, it also staffs crazy people, at least offering us some explanation as to the unmitigated disaster that it’s swiftly becoming.

According to KTVU, 32-year-old Betai Koffi celebrated the Fourth of July with friends by taking seven times the amount of acid his compatriots did. This sent him on a rampage that ended up injuring eight people, including four of his friends. Luckily — and I’m not using that word lightly — no one died despite the use of deadly weapons, including Koffi who was shot three times by police.

For his actions, Koffi now faces six felonies, including carjacking, multiple assaults, and two counts of attempted murder. The story of how he accumulated these charges in the course of a night is nearly unbelievable:

He punched, stabbed, and choked his friends when they tried to calm him down, and keep him inside the rental.

Determined to leave, he crashed his rental car into the garage, and took off on foot.

He encountered a security guard who patrols the subdivision, and attacked him.

“He picks up a landscape light, yanks it out of the ground, and stabs the security guard with the pointed metal end of it,” described Sgt. Crum, “and knocked the security guard down.”

Koffi took off in the guard’s pickup truck and mowed down a couple walking along the street.

Then he drove onto a bluff, aiming for another couple, who dove out of his way, but a second woman was hit.

The incident stopped when officers arrived on scene and fired on Koffi with their sidearms:

The bizarre incident ended swiftly, once a Sheriff’s deputy and CHP officer arrived.

By that time, Koffi had driven through a private yard, hit a wall, and continued back onto the road.

When he saw the law enforcement vehicles, he drove straight toward them, and the deputy who was out of his car, began firing.

Koffi continued accelerating and rammed the CHP cruiser, amid the gunshots.

He was hit at least three times through the windshield and airlifted to the hospital, along with the first woman he ran over.

KTVU reported that the shooting is currently under investigation, which is standard procedure. The station also reported that we may get the body camera footage of the incident in the near future.

It’s a miracle that everyone survived the encounter, and thankfully no one’s life was irreparably damaged by Koffi.

Let’s hope we don’t see what YouTube’s algorithm would look like if it were a person any time in the future.

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Poor Eric Swalwell’s Day Gets Worse as ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Campaign Tweets Him a Too Bad, So Sad Sayonara

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As Red State‘s Brandon Morse wrote this morning, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is expected to be the first Democratic candidate to drop out of the presidential race.

First, a brief recap via the LA Times:

Rep. Eric Swalwell is expected to abandon his uphill run for president Monday and announce that he will instead seek a fifth term in the House.

Swalwell’s plans were confirmed by a Capitol Hill source with knowledge of his intentions.

[…]

After scrapping a visit to New Hampshire — the first primary state — Swalwell scheduled a news conference Monday afternoon in his East Bay congressional district, where he was expected to announce his decision. Officials with his campaign declined to discuss the matter before the news conference.

Swalwell had sent mixed signals on his intention to run again if his White House bid failed. In February, before announcing his candidacy, Swalwell told the San Francisco Chronicle he would “burn the boats” and not look back on his House seat.

As we anxiously await Swalwell’s anticipated official (tearful?) exit from the race later today, the campaign of Sen. Majority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell decided to entertain us all in a way they have proven time and time again that only they can:

Ouch.

Considering Swalwell’s lame apologies for being a “white guy”, his gross Constitutional ignorance, and his despicable treatment of women who disagree with him, that he will be the first candidate to bow out of the race seems only fitting.

Couldn’t be happening to a more deserving guy.

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Jonesin’ For the Juvenile Vote? Bernie Sanders Swoops Down to Defend Woke AOC from Old-Timer Biden’s Put-Down

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Nothing livens up politics like people from the same side attacking each other. And that’s why this present fight for Democratic 2020 glory is set to bring popcorn-worthy entertainment over the next year or so.

Apropos, on Friday, Oval Office contender Joe Biden downgraded freshman congresswoman, committed concentration camp-foe (here) and kamikaze cowfart-fighter (here and here) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her far-left politics. She is, after all — like the Nazis — a socialist.

Here’s what he told CNN:

“By the way, I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman, but she won a primary. In the general election fights, who won?. Mainstream Democrats who are very progressive on social issues and very strong on education and health care. My north star is the middle class, when the middle class does well, everyone does well. … Look, it’s center-left, that’s where I am. Where it’s not is way left.”

So Joe’s that moderate kind of guy everyone can vote for. AOC? Not so much.

Fellow socialist — which is to say, another politician who wants to be in control of all products and means of production rather than you having a right to participate in any of it — Bernie Sanders swooped down to outwoke Joe, possibly for a bit of that juicy meat on the young-voter bone.

The old guy even used that newfangled Twitter to do it:

“I’m proud to be working with @AOC and so many other Democrats to pass Medicare for All, debt free college and a Green New Deal. This is the agenda America needs — and that will energize voters to defeat Donald Trump.”

Odd that he’d be proud of that — Ben Shapiro called the Green New Deal “one of the stupidest documents ever written” (here). In it, AOC trumpeted the need to lick the cowfart problem.

Surely, that left a bad taste in the mouths of many Americans. But perhaps not the youngest of ballot box lever-pullers.

Maybe Bernie wants Alexandria’s endorsement — the white haired dude could probably use the boost from the youngest chick to ever be elected to Congress.

Joe was already on the outs there:

Bernie booted Biden in that case as well:

Maybe Bernie will clinch the nomination and ask AOC to be his VP. A bunch of college students would be thrilled. That combo would be a geriatric/juvenile one-two punch.

As for now, Bernie’s punching Biden. And the show goes on…

-ALEX

 

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Victor Davis Hanson Wonders If A President Joe Biden Could Ever Become 25th Amendment Material

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The thought of a President Joe Biden one day becoming 25th Amendment material has never, ever crossed my mind. That said, Victor Davis Hanson (VDH) is my favorite conservative commentator, and I rarely disagree with anything he writes. So I thought I’d give it a read.

Hanson says he “speculates only because our popular culture and intelligentsia have suggested President Trump is crazy and should be removed under the 25th Amendment…under the new progressive rules, accusations about the mental health of presidents and would-be presidents are now legitimate political attack strategies.”

Remember that time Congressional Democrats brought in a Yale psychologist to tell them how a group of experts had diagnosed Trump in absentia as certifiably unhinged? And we never did get a real answer on the seriousness of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe’s conversation about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. And progressives have brought other crazy things such as impeachment, the Logan Act and the Emoluments Clause back into the mainstream.

So, based on “these new progressive protocols, could a President Joe Biden be written off as delusional?” VDH cites several examples of the Addled Biden:

Biden once suggested that George Bush get on TV after the 2008 meltdown in the manner that President Roosevelt had addressed the nation after the 1929 market crash: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed.” Biden was referring to a time when neither FDR was president nor was television commercially available.

More recently in the primary debate, when asked what was the first thing that a newly inaugurated Biden might do as president (presumably after defeating incumbent Trump in the 2020 election), he answered, “The first thing I would do is make sure that we defeat Donald Trump . . . Period.” Biden in this case was in Obama’s “57-states,” Hawaii is in Asia, and “corpse-men” Lala land.

In a subsequent bizarre interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Biden noted the charge that Vladimir Putin had interfered in recent Western elections, by apparently forgot the Democratic gospel that maintains Putin’s meddling swayed the 2016 election to Trump. “You think that [Russian interference in a foreign election] would have happened on my watch or Barack’s watch?” Biden said. “You can’t answer that, but I promise you it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.”

The list of Biden confusions could be amplified ad nauseam. In fact, there is an entire genre of “Biden gaffes” that circulates on the Internet and even elicited a confession from Biden himself: “I am a gaffe machine.”

Next, he considers the Bruiser Biden? I hadn’t heard of the first two items he lists.  The third one, Biden’s threat to withhold $1 billion worth of U.S. aid from Ukraine unless they fired the investigator who was about to question his son, strikes me as an impeachable offense. At the very least, it was certainly nothing to brag about.

He has now on two occasions mentioned Trump as just the sort of tormenter that Biden in his youth used to take behind the gym, and would thus “beat the hell out of him.” Trump also apparently qualified as the kind of target that Biden in the past has “smacked . . . in the mouth.” And Biden once curled up his fists and warned Trump that if he walked behind him in a debate, well . . . Biden could not predict what might happen once Smokin’ Joe got his dander up.

Trump is just the latest target of tough-guy Biden. In 2014, the vice president reminded us that young Joe had once defended the honor of his sister by traipsing into a donut shop (often a familiar prop in Biden’s riffs), and slamming the head of a rude SOB into the counter. And young Joe also was ready to take on the mean dad as well. “I walked up behind him and smashed his head next to the counter . . . His father grabbed me, and I looked at his son and said, ‘If you ever touch my sister again, I’ll come back here again and I’ll kill your son.” Both dad and son apparently backed off from the formidable teen.

Biden does not just relate domestic braggadocio. He struts abroad as well. Remember his threats to the Ukrainian president and prime minister: “They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, . . . we’re not going to give you $1 billion. They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ . . . I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the $1 billion. I said, you’re not getting the billion. . . . I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

In a sane world, Biden would seem to have just confessed to using his office to the advantage of his profit-mongering wayward son Hunter, a well-known influence peddler with past suspect business interests in Ukraine and a sometime target of the fired prosecutor.

The Racist Biden?

We all remember how fondly he spoke of his segregationist Senate colleagues because of the beating he took from Kamala Harris at the debate.

And most of us recall his remarks about Obama while campaigning in 2007. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

During that campaign, he spoke about how Indians had practically infiltrated the state of Delaware. He said, “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

And no one can forget his warning to a racially mixed audience in 2012 that if Romney were elected, “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.”

And finally, the #MeToo Biden?

And, of course, he is known for his hair sniffing and for his inability to keep his hands off of most women, young or old. He’s also been known to swim in the nude in front of female Secret Service agents.

Biden is only the most egregious example of the impending applicable double standard that progressives have crafted though their own unhinged effort to abort the Trump presidency. Knowingly or not, they have made the once normal — allow an incoming president to face the consequences of his policies in his first midterm election and ensuing reelection bid — into the taboo.

Apparently, Democrats never imagined that their own slate of candidates might, according to their own standards, have far greater liabilities than Trump himself. And as we are likely soon to see, and as Biden himself has darkly hinted, ol’ Joe’s sins may pale in comparison to those of his now acerbic rivals.

We are in new territory where nothing is sacred, nothing is a gaffe, nothing is just a slip of the tongue—given that any means necessary were long ago justified to achieve the end of ousting Trump. And those means are soon going to be applied to the very politicos who recalibrated and welcomed them — and Biden first, and most embarrassingly, of all.

Now that my memory has been refreshed, I realize that yes, under the new standards introduced by Democrats who’ve been stricken by the mass epidemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome, a President Biden just might qualify as 25th Amendment material. (And this is not even a complete list.)

We’ll see how Crazy Joe and the rest of the 2020 candidates fare under the progressive rules that they themselves have instituted. The same rules they have imposed upon Trump hoping to handicap his presidency.

It’s just not Joe Biden’s Washington, D.C. anymore.

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New Video Allegedly Reveals Planned Parenthood Instructing Teachers on How to Help Kids Hide Abortions From Their Parents

 

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Video footage from June 26th allegedly reveals the ACLU guiding teachers in the ways of new-wave sex ed and gender theory in conjunction with California public schools and Planned Parenthood. Also depicted — according to source Our Watch — is ACLU attorney Ruth Dawson counseling the molders of skulls full of mush on how to help kids get abortions without parents finding out.

Surely this is just what the founders of public education had in mind.

The instructional is part of a larger video by Our Watch documenting the explicit and indoctrinating sex ed being tossed at California’s youth.

John Andrews, whose a parent in the Murrieta School District, described some of that material:

“They talk about mutual masturbation. They discuss gender roles, the gender spectrum, and in the support materials … they take it even further. They discuss everything, topics like roleplaying for different genders, blood play, dental dams … fisting is mentioned. I mean, they mention it all. If I were to show that material to a child, I would be brought up on charges. But somehow our public schools are allowed to teach this to junior high and high school kids.”

During the meeting with educators, the woman identified by Our Watch as Ruth goes into detail about hiding student’s abortions from parents, calling the evasion to questions from moms and dads “more of an art than a science.” She coaches the teachers in the ways of avoidance.

As for a person’s sex, she offers this:

“So we have gender identity, which is a spectrum. Somebody can feel like they are a male, a man, a boy, or also other genders. The important thing to know here is that gender is a social construct.”

Our Watch released the video as part of its battle against socially-left propaganda in public schools.

As reported by The Daily Caller:

[Our Watch President Tim Thompson] says in the video that Planned Parenthood and the ACLU collaborated on both AB329 in 2016 and the Health Education Framework in May. AB329 requires school districts to ensure students take sex-ed and encourages students to push back on sexual topics with their parents – topics explored in the kindergarten through twelfth grade sex education curricula implemented in California schools.

“We don’t want our children exposed to some of these things they are showing, these pornographic, sexually explicit material. It has no place in the classroom. It’s not right, and it won’t be tolerated,” Thompson says.

The video is half an hour long. I could go into explicit detail here regarding some of the more salacious sexual content, but I’d rather not.

But it’s certainly worth a watch.

Please find the video here. Comments by (purportedly) ACLU attorney Ruth Dawson can be found at the 21:00 mark.

Particularly if you watch the video, I much appreciate your thoughts in the Comments section.

I just can’t understand why any of this is finding its way into our schools. In my view, school should be strictly limited to the teaching of academics. There should be no social engineering involved, be it Left or Right.

It seems to me that the entire notion of “education” is taking on a powerfully disturbing “re-education camp” kind of meaning, as children are being stolen from parents in the way of influence that is rightfully reserved for individual families.

If you can, watch the video. I look forward to hearing from you.

-ALEX

 

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The Jeffrey Epstein Indictment Tell Us Nothing We Don’t Know But One Big Question Remains Unanswered

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FILE – This July 27, 2006 arrest file photo made available by the Palm Beach, Fla., Sheriff’s Office shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein, a wealthy financier and convicted sex offender, has been arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges. Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday, July 6, 2019, on charges involving sex-trafficking allegations that date to the 2000s. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, File)

Just a few hours ago, Jeffrey Epstein’s indictment was unsealed in federal court.

This event has been highly anticipated since Epstein was unexpectedly arrested Saturday night as his private plane was on the ground in Teterboro Airport in NJ. The saga of Epsteins elite social circle, his predilection for very young women, and the slap on the wrist he received when prosecuted in FL, by the man who is now Secretary of Labor, and the fact that he was an acquaintance of President Trump and a crony of Bill Clinton, all combine to make this a highly watched case.

The striking thing about the indictment is that it doesn’t tell you anything. Her it is in its entirety.

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Here is the breakdown from TechnoFog:

The Epstein employees have been talked about extensively. There are no named associates of Epstein here, this indictment seems to focus of Epstein using a cadre of trusted employees to recruit women for him and to deal with disposing of them quietly.

As the TechnoFog account points out, the mystery is why the public corruption unit was involved. The government also is asking that Epstein be held without bail.

and the seach warrant of his home turned up evidence that isn’t going to help him.

There seems to be more here than Epstein which we can assume will be revealed in a superseding indictment.

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New Poll Is Good News for Trump, Smashes Conventional Wisdom on Major Issues

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This isn’t necessarily surprising in and of itself as much as it’s surprising to see a polling company actually ask and publish answers to these questions.

If you are on Twitter or partake in mainstream press, you’d be given the impression that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of every single major issue he’s pushing. From immigration, to the census, to trade. I follow The Washington Post because I unfortunately have to in order to know what to react to, and the sheer amount of “perspective” and “opinion” pieces they shove out in a 24 hour period opposing Trump is mind-blowing.

Of course, the media and Twitter aren’t real life and a new poll by Harvard/Harris shows that in stark detail.

Credit to Eddie Zipperer for putting the results in an easy to post thread.

The result on asylum is very interesting given the media narrative we constantly see painted. Most Americans appear to fall on the side of common sense when it comes to the wave of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally. You simply can’t give asylum to every economic migrant. While wanting to help everyone may be morally laudable, it’s not realistic or sustainable for the United States.  Asylum has always been predicated on imminent danger via organized violence, usually involving war or government persecution.

Trump being on the right side of the ICE deportation issue is a big slap at conventional wisdom. Again, we see Americans erring on the side of common sense, realizing that those that have legally adjudicated deportation orders need to be deported or we will simply have anarchy on the border. You’ll also see in the poll that 59% of respondents believe immigration authorities are acting in a fair manner, contrary to the hysteria we saw last week from the Democrat party.

Now for the best part though.

There has been literal gnashing of teeth for months over the idea of adding a citizenship to the census. This despite it being on there for 175 years and the President having clear statutory authority to re-add it.

A full 67% of the public believe that’s the right path. That’s a huge repudiation of the mainstream media talking points on the issue. They are not even close to having majority support on their side.

The abortion question is more expected and shows the 2020 Democrat field on the wrong side of most voters when it comes to repealing the Hyde Amendment.

There’s more involving questions on Trump and investigations that are also just incredible.

So there you have it. Despite the press pushing and pushing the idea that Trump’s positions are wildly unpopular, he actually scores highly in nearly every major question of policy. Even on the Russia issue, a majority are very interested in seeing the origins and possible abuse that took place, which is something CNN assures us isn’t important.

Let this be a lesson that what you see in the media is simply noise. If Trump can make himself more personally likable, he will walk to re-election. He just needs to make sure he doesn’t alienate voters with any major outbursts. Unfortunately, that’s far from assured given Trump’s past behavior, but it does show that he’s got room to grow if he chooses to water the seeds.

The public are largely with him on actual policy and direction. That’s a really big factor for the President heading into next year.

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USWNT Fans Who Chanted Curses at Trump on Live TV Go on to Give Eye-Roll Worthy Anti-Trump Interview

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In true Democrat fashion, those planning to vote against Trump decided to make the victory by the U.S. women’s soccer team political because, as you know, everything has to be political.

As my colleague Elizabeth Vaughn previously covered, a Fox News report covering the celebrations at a bar in France suddenly became political. As the reporter began his live-on-location coverage of the crowd’s celebration, a guy in a red hat bearing an American flag began shouting “f**k Trump” repeatedly and causing the crowd to join him in the chant.

It only got more cringe-worthy, as reported by Caleb Howe at TheBlaze. Fox News decided to interview the crowd and what followed was more of a political statement than a sports victory celebration.

The reporter tried to keep it relegated to talk about the team, but when he came back to the man in the red hat who started the aforementioned chant, it came right back around to Trump after being asked if he had any doubts that the U.S. team would win.

“None! None whatsoever,” said the man in the red hat. “Now we need to win in 2020.”

“Democrats!” screamed the man into the microphone, causing the people around him to shout the same.

“Get that racist out of the White House!” shouted the red hat man.

According to Howe, an Irish blog also interviewed the left-leaning crowd at the bar and went further in-depth with their thoughts and feelings. Sure enough, it was still about politics. The man in the red hat celebrated that the U.S. women’s team was diverse in race and sexuality, instead of, ya know, winning a big victory:

“I mean, I think our team really represents what America is about,” said the ringleader, in a red but non-MAGA baseball cap that had a non-Betsy Ross American flag on it. “So we have diversity racially, we have an LGBTQ population represented, and that’s what Americans get behind.”

“So, I think Trump is really the old guard and it’s kind of the last grasp for them to keep power,” he continued. “But power should be divided amongst everyone.”

The next person interviewed was a female fan, whose remarks consisted in the main of observing that the players are also female.

After that was a young male fan, who explained how female fans should feel now that the World Cup has presented a great opportunity for them to see “their idols” on a big stage for the first time ever in this, the team’s fourth win.

They cut back to the red American flag hat-wearing ringleader, who said it’s “definitely a risk taking a political stance” that may ‘alienate some fans”, but that “whether it’s [Megan] Rapinoe, whether it’s NBA stars like LeBron or Steph Curry, it’s gotta come from the population.” It’s not exactly clear what that meant, but his easy command of current NBA news shows what a true fan of sport he is.

“Hopefully in 2020 there’ll be a different story, because right now, I’m very embarrassed to be American,” the sports expert jock said thoughtfully. “it’s time for people in our country to stop believing all these lies. It’s really depressing that there are those that are so uneducated that they’ll believe everything he says.”

Being embarrassed to be an American in light of a great American victory just because there’s a guy in office you don’t like is indicative of a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Expressing your political concerns is all well and good, but there’s a time and place, and that wasn’t it. To be honest, this only tells me that the guy has a solid amount of square footage in his brain where Trump lives quite comfortably.

As it stands, our red-hatted friend may be disappointed come 2020. As Tim Pool recently covered in a video, Trump’s numbers are at record highs.

He’s also raking in far more donations than any Democrat candidate, though at this time there are enough Democrat candidates to fill a small country. Even so, Trump is bringing crowds to his rallies that actually do look like small countries.

It sucks that this had to be made political, but between players snubbing Trump for a White House visit and various fans making our escapism a divisive affair, it is political now, and making everything political is one of the reasons Trump is going to win in 2020.

We’re just over the “orange man bad” nonsense constantly forced down our throats.

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