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Woman Who Licked Ice Cream, Put it Back at Grocery in Viral Video Facing Large Prison Sentence

A video of a woman grabbing a carton of Blue Bell out of the freezer, licking it, and putting it back went viral last week. It was one of several videos showing what appear to be teenagers or college aged students that has made the rounds on the internet.

Here’s the original.

She’s not going to be laughing anymore.

Apparently, police have identified her and are just doing the final box checking before they bring her in. This per NBC News.

Police said on Wednesday they believed they had identified the suspect after “detectives had obtained surveillance video placing a woman matching the suspect description in the Lufkin store on June 28 around 11 p.m.” They are waiting to finally verify her identity before issuing an arrest warrant.

Worse for the young woman, it looks like she’s going to be facing far more serious charges that she’d likely imagine.

She could face a second-degree felony charge of tampering with a consumer product, the Lufkin police department said in an email statement to NBC News. The charge comes with a two- to 20-year prison term and up to $10,000 in fines, according to Texas state penal code.

Investigators are also in discussions with the FDA and additional federal charges could be made.

Even the minimums in this case are no joke. While it may seem a bit overboard to some, there are reason prison time and a large fine are part of the punishment in this case. Because the video didn’t make clear where this happened at, stores were forced to remove all Blue Bell cartons of that size and possible flavor across the state of Texas. The investigation into this went all the way from San Antonio to Houston.

Food tampering, especially used to produce a viral video, is serious given the public health risks and I expect that this woman will be made an example of. There’s also another person in the video who’s telling her to lick it that also will need to be looked at.

I don’t suspect she’ll get 20 years, but any serious time in jail here will serve as a strong deterrent to this silly trend.

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With Latest Threat, ‘We Have Unseated U.S. Presidents In The Past,’ Iran Seems To Be Wearing A Neon Sign That Says ‘Notice Me’

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In the fifth provocation over the past three weeks, advisor to Iranian President Rouhani, Hessameddin Ashena, took to Twitter to issue a Fourth of July message to President Trump. “We have unseated an American President in the past. We can do it again. Trump can listen to Pompeo and we’ll make sure he stays a one-term President. Or he could listen to @TuckerCarlson and we might have a different ball game.”

Ashena’s claim of “unseating an American President” is a reference to former President Carter who lost his bid for reelection in 1980. Iran had refused to release 52 American hostages whom had been held for 444 days. By the time President Reagan had ended his inaugural address on January 20, 1981, the hostages had been freed.

His reference to Tucker Carlson comes as a result of reports last week that Carlson had been advising President Trump against involving the U.S. in a war with Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on the other hand, seems to favor military action.

Iran seems to be wearing a large neon sign which says, “Notice Me.” Three weeks ago, they attacked two oil tankers leaving the Strait of Hormuz. Next, they shot down a U.S. drone which they claimed had flown into their airspace. Then, in rapid-fire fashion this week, Iran first announced they had breached the enriched uranium stockpile limit set forth by the nuclear deal. Next, they threatened to begin enriching uranium above the 3.67% concentration which they had agreed to unless sanctions were lifted by Sunday. And on Thursday, Rouhani’s advisor sent the above tweet to warn Trump that they hold his second term in their hands.

Following Iran’s threat to enrich beyond the 3.67% concentration level, but prior to Ashena’s tweet on Thursday, Trump send the following tweet.

Judging by their numerous recent provocations, the country’s economy may be in even more dire condition than we had thought. After pulling out of the nuclear deal last year, Trump reimposed economic sanctions against Iran and has intensified them since then. The administration has also designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign has had the desired effect. (I posted about the damage the sanctions have already inflicted on their economy here and here.)

Reuters reported last week that Iran crude oil exports in June had fallen to 300,000 barrels per day (bpd). In Aril 2018, the month before Trump’s decision to leave the nuclear deal, Iran’s oil exports had averaged 2.5 million bpd.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

Iran’s government budget, set in December, is built on the assumption that daily oil exports would be 1.5 million barrels, bringing $24 billion in annual revenue, according to Rahim Zare, a member of Iran’s economic commission.

Iranian officials had been banking that they would be able to keep exporting about 800,000 barrels a day, a level at which they felt the country could muddle through, as it did during the height of Obama-era restrictions, former Iranian officials said. Most of today’s exports go to China.

Iran has actually been exporting more oil than they’ve reported. The WSJ reports:

Iran has found ways to smuggle oil, often by shipping crude to a remote location, turning off its location equipment and making furtive transfers to other ships, shipping experts say. Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said last month far more oil was being shipped from Iran than reported.

But the limits of those efforts were underlined Thursday when the government of Gibraltar, an overseas territory of the U.K., said it had stopped a tanker to Syria. Sam Madani, co-founder of TankerTrackers.com, said the tanker left Iran on April 17 laden with some type of fuel.

Up until now, believing that Trump would be a one-term president, Iran has been “waiting out” his presidency and following a policy of  “strategic patience.” Now that Trump’s reelection is a real possibility, Iran appears to be reassessing this position.

It’s unclear how France, Germany and the UK will react to Iran’s most recent provocations. I posted about their noncommittal responses to news that Iran had breached their enriched uranium stockpiles on Monday here. All three European countries have been reluctant to take action against Iran because of their profitable trade relationships with Iranian companies.

However, it’s important to note that they “have done little to help Tehran push back against American sanctions, resulting in international isolation.”

If Iran continues to test the limits of the nuclear deal, even Europe’s patience might end which could mean the end of the deal and the restoration of international sanctions against them.

Iran leaders assume that Trump won’t take military action against them, because “it could cost the president the election.” I think that’s a dangerous assumption. Trump came very close to a military strike on the country last week. At a certain point, most Americans would support retaliatory action – not a war, but isolated military strikes on several Iranian military targets.

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, founder of Bourse & Bazar, a business analysis website focused on Iran, offered his take on Iran’s current position:

Iranian leaders say they won’t negotiate with Mr. Trump on anything unless he lifts sanctions first, and has so far refused to discuss its conventional military means. But Iran’s strategy is aimed at finding a way to the negotiating table.

Iran believes that increasing nuclear activities and ramping up tensions serve to make negotiations a priority for the U.S.  It also allows Iran to amass bargaining chips in case it decides to enter into future negotiations.

The main thing people need to realize is that the only escalation maps being debated in Iran are those that lead to talks. Iran wants to avoid becoming like Cuba, where sanctions are locked-in forever because the country has ceased to be geopolitically relevant enough for the U.S. to care about changing its strategy.

There are two reason why I don’t believe Trump would lift sanctions at this point. First, they are working so well. And second, such a move would make him appear weak in the eyes of the world. But he has been known to surprise us.

Stay tuned.

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Ex-Democrat Dave Rubin’s Spreading the Word: If You’re a Liberal, Don’t Get it Twisted – the Mob is Coming For You (Video)

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Dave Rubin is fantastic. The once-Democrat made the pilgrimage to liberty-touting ex-left-winger, and now he’s spreading the word.

And part of that word, these days, is a warning.

In the Dennis Prager/Adam Carolla documentary No Safe Spaces, Dave has a message for liberals who may think they’ll be given a pass by the Marxist mob.

Dave says the New Left runs a tight ship:

“There is a reason that every time one of these professors, or T.A.s, whether its Lindsay Shephard in Canada or Bret Weinstein in Washington, why are they all lefties who then say one thing that upsets the Left and they’re purged?”

If you think they won’t come for you ’cause you’re hip to the cause, just wait ’til you break a primary rule — No Individuality Allowed:

“It will come for you. If there is someone watching this right now that is a hardcore progressive, that’s going, ‘Man, I hate Prager and Rubin, and this is all nonsense,’ guess what? If you have any spark of individualism in you — if you have anything about you that’s interesting or different — they will destroy that, too.”



No Safe Spaces is being funded — at least in part — by an Indiegogo campaign.

Here’s some info from the official crowdfunding page:

We see it in the news almost every day.  Entitled snowflakes on college campuses raging and screaming every time they encounter an idea they disagree with.  These stories might be somewhat amusing if they weren’t such a dangerous indication of what’s to come.  Trigger warnings, micro-aggressions, the suppression of free speech, and other illogical ideas born on campuses are proliferating and spreading out into the real world.

Today’s campus snowflake is tomorrow’s teacher, judge, or elected official.  And if that doesn’t scare you, maybe you should reconsider.  No matter where you live or what you do, if you don’t think they way they do, they will attempt to silence and punish you.

Of course, left-wingers and liberals aren’t the same thing. Or, at least, the New Left is a far cry from the classic liberal. Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement’s been apparently replaced by Berkeley’s Free Speech Squash.

What the heck happened?

Dave’s found himself underfoot of expelled expression, as pointed out by The Daily Wire:

Recently, Facebook prevented a California charter school from advertising about a screening hosted by Dave Rubin on their platform because the school administrator’s refused to identify as partisan.

“They asked me a bunch of personal questions, then said I’d need to identify as a political entity, even though the ad doesn’t mention a party or a politician and takes no political stance whatsoever,” said Acton Placer Academy’s CEO Matt Beaudreau. “Facebook said if we don’t disclose a political affiliation, the ads won’t run. But we’re a nonpartisan school. We’re not a political entity. We’re not going to do that. We have as many parents who are Democrats as we have who are Republicans. The whole purpose of the event is to show that people can put politics aside and have civil debate.”

Check out Dave’s clip above. And visit the official YouTube channel for Prager and Carolla’s fight against “ideological fascism” — which features Tim Allen and Jordan Peterson, among others — here.

Coming soon to theaters nationwide.

If it doesn’t get squashed.

-ALEX

 

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Obama’s DHS Secretary: Yes, Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Pushing for Open Borders

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Migrant families cross the Rio Grande to get illegally across the border into the United States, to turn themselves in to authorities and ask for asylum, next to the Paso del Norte international bridge, near El Paso, Texas, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Torrez)

After the first series of Democratic presidential debates were over last week, one thing was made crystal clear: Nearly every candidate on stage supported open borders, even though they didn’t expressly say it in those exact words.

In the past, Democrats and their enablers in the MSM have been quick to deny that’s their position, but President Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson called it out for what it was in an interview he did recently with the Washington Post (note: the story is behind a paywall).

Fox News reports:

An Obama-era Department of Homeland Security chief is warning Democratic presidential candidates to cool their push to decriminalize illegal border crossings, saying such a move would be tantamount to “open borders” policy and lead to hundreds of thousands more people flooding into the U.S. every month.

“That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders,” Jeh Johnson told The Washington Post.

“That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that,” he said.

Johnson, a Democrat, was the head of the Dept. of Homeland Security from Dec. 2013 to the end of Obama’s last term.

Back in April, when Democrats were still denying their was a crisis at the border, Johnson disagreed and said there most definitely was:

“By anyone’s definition, by any measure, right now we have a crisis at our southern border,” former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on “Cavuto LIVE” on Saturday, citing recent stats that “there were 4,000 apprehensions in one day alone this past week, and we’re on pace for 100,000 apprehensions on our southern border this month.”

“That is by far a greater number than anything I saw on my watch in my three years as secretary of Homeland Security,” he said.

Johnson’s assessment of the Democratic candidates and their position on illegal immigration comes on the heels of assertions recently made by a number of Republicans such as Sen. Tom Cotton (AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX) that open borders was the ultimate goal of the Democratic party.

Related–>> Facts First: Obama’s ICE Chief Sets The Record Straight On When The ‘Kids In Cages’ Policy Started

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Cory Booker Desperately Seeks Attention, Escorts Migrants Across Border in Photo Op

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Cory Booker has suffered failure to launch. His campaign has become a joke, culminating in the first debate where a black guy from New Jersey felt the need to start speaking broken Spanish for some reason. He’s shown there’s no level of pandering he won’t sink to.

That level got even lower in the past days after he pulled this stunt.

Here’s his spokeswoman via The Blaze.

“Today @CoryBooker crossed the U.S. border from Juarez to El Paso,” she tweeted, “to help escort 5 asylum-seekers and try to prevent them from being sent back to Mexico.”

Booker said to reporters that he believed their asylum claims were legitimate based on their fears of sexual violence, and the violence they had already experienced.

Booker must not realize that what he believes is irrelevant. We have actual professionals who adjudicate these cases and the vast majority turn out to be fraudulent.

But I’ve got to hand it to him. Smuggling illegal immigrants for a political photo-op is a new one. Props for originality.

What you are seeing here is the desperate flailing of a man who’s had his thunder stolen by Kamala Harris. He knows he can’t attack her directly, so he’s doing whatever he can to draw attention to himself. Perhaps he’s angling for the vice president spot on a Harris ticket? Who knows, but I do know that none of this seems to be working for him.

Having politicians now going to the border to directly interfere in law enforcement is ridiculous. Their job is hard enough as it is without politicians from the coasts descending on the area to taint the process and pretend the have any idea how to validate an asylum claim.

Booker is currently languishing at about 3% in the polls. This nonsense will do nothing to help him.

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President Trump May Use an Executive Order to Add the Citizenship Question to Census 2020

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The melodrama over whether the US government will be able to actually count how many citizens it has continues and to get stranger.

When the government announced that it intended to count the number of citizens, large sections of NeverTrump went crazy. Two lawsuits were filed. One, in New York, which claimed the Department of Commerce had violated the law by adding the question and had, wait for it, ignored the advice of its employees in the process. A second, in Maryland, alleges that the question is racist because black folks and illegals won’t answer the entire census because of that question. Why black Americans would not want to be counted is beyond me. The first case made it to the Supreme Court which, last week, decided that the question could be asked but that there had to be a coherent reason as to why. How the Judiciary can tell the Executive, when it is carrying out a core function, that it has to say “mother may I” before proceeding, I really don’t know. The second case is waiting in the wings should the question make it over the bar set by the Supreme Court.

As I posted last evening, President Trump caught Justice and Commerce by surprise when he announced that the administration would continue to try to find a way to ask the citizenship question.

Saying it is easy, but doing it is hard. How Commerce and Justice could come up with a rationale in time for mailing the Census is more than a little unclear. Axios, however, is reporting that the White House is looking at another way forward.

President Trump is considering an executive order to try to move forward with a citizenship question on the 2020 census, top sources tell Jonathan Swan and me.

  • “We didn’t come this far just to throw in the towel,” said a senior administration official with direct knowledge of the conversations.

Administration lawyers are exploring various legal options.

  • A senior legal source said: “The administration is considering the appropriateness of an executive order that would address the constitutional need for the citizenship question to be included in the 2020 census.”
  • But there is considerable skepticism within the administration that an executive order would succeed.

Former federal judge J. Michael Luttig, who has longtime ties to officials in the administration, told Axios:

  • “If the president of the United States were to issue an executive order, supported by his full Article II powers, directing that the citizenship question be included in the 2020 census, I believe the Supreme Court would affirm the constitutional power of the president to include the citizenship question in the census.”

This has a lot to be said for it.

First and foremost, it cuts the timeline necessary to make a case to take back to the Supreme Court down to days rather than weeks. The rationale in the executive order isn’t necessarily tied to any of the dog’s breakfast of reasons that accompanied this case to the Supreme Court. And it is a different animal entirely for Chief Justice John Roberts to tell a federal agency that he doesn’t like their reasoning than it is for him to tell the President the same thing.

As I said in my post last night, I think that once the administration gets the nod from the Supreme Court, the Maryland case dries up an blows away like the desiccated dung that it is.

The bottom line in this strategy is that the administration doesn’t want to be blamed for this question not being asked and they are gambling that Roberts doesn’t want the blame either. Some unnamed source who is allegedly familiar with all this says:

“I think that there’s a good argument to be made that even though the president may lose in litigation at the end of the day, going through that process ultimately makes it clear that it’s the chief justice, and not the Executive Branch, that bears responsibility for that unfortunate outcome.”

If this is how the citizenship question gets onto the census questionnaire, the results will be nothing short of epic. We’ll be swabbing blood, brain matter, hanks of hair and skull fragments from buildings for months.

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Dan Crenshaw Drops the Bomb on Colin Kaepernick & Nike’s Betsy Ross Ban. Plus: Unwoke Bugs Bunny!

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There was a whole lotta hubbub earlier in the week as Nike recalled shoes that’d already been sent to stores. The kicks (a little hip lingo for ya there) sported Betsy Ross’s flag, which Colin Kaepernick spoke against, resulting in the ol’ 86.

Could it be, perhaps, the first time in history a manufacturing giant’s made such an about face in response to an unhired athlete’s thoughts on politics and history?

Yep. Could.

Either way, bye bye, Betsy.

The world’s changin’ — I remember when history was of use. Even Bugs Bunny thought so.

But Colin ain’t like the Bugs. And Nike is woke. So much that the sports mammoth signed Colin — who doesn’t play for any team — to a multi-million-dollar deal last year (here).

In fact, it’s starting to seem that — whereas there were once entertainment and sports and politics and religion and culture — there are now instead woke politics and woke politics and woke politics and woke politics and woke politics.

Not nearly as interesting.

As for Nike, outspoken military hero Dan Crenshaw had a thing or two to say about the revolutionary reversal.

He took to Twitter to air his grievance:

“If you’re offended by a shoe celebrating the flag of the American Revolution, it’s a good indication that you may be better off living in a permanent safe space.”

I do hear Cuba’s nice this time of year.

There’s a good chance Colin thinks so — he praised the nation’s communist dictator during his last year in the NFL. After wearing a shirt featuring Malcolm X and Fidel Castro, he opined to the Miami Herald:

“One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system—which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that.
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The journalist pointed out the Castro breaks up families, to which he responded thusly:

“We do break up families here. That’s what mass incarceration is. That was the foundation of slavery, so our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of Native Americans.”

Perhaps it should be pointed out that people go to prison when they break the law, whereas Fidel Castro and his henchman Che Guevara violently overthrew the government, murdering thousands of people.

To be fair, a few days later, Colin specified, “Trying to push the narrative that I was supportive of the oppressive things [Castro] did is not true.”

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t note that Malcolm X was a brilliant, passionate, and compelling man with the deep desire to learn what is right and act accordingly. I highly encourage you — as well as Colin — to read his amazing biography. He was a far cry from a brutal dictator. He met Castro almost half a decade before leaving the Nation of Islam, which came after a colossal personal evolution.

As for his denigration of America, he certainly isn’t alone.

Dan had something to say, too, about the “myth” of the U.S. being best:

Lookout when people discuss notions of fact as “outdated.” Reality doesn’t have an expiration date.

But here’s an outdated bit of entertainment for ya, on this Happy Fourth of July:

-ALEX

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Sen. Kennedy on AOC: ‘Someone Needs To Tell Her The Voices In Her Head Aren’t Real’

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As everyone knows, AOC joined several of her Congressional colleagues earlier this week on a visit to the border. She was aghast at what she had seen and her comments dominated the news cycle for 24 hours afterwards. AOC has become a little too full of herself these days and she is accustomed to being believed. But her over the top remarks about conditions in the facilities have led many to question her truthfulness. At best, her descriptions of facilities were gross exaggerations. At worst, they were outright lies.

Her comments are especially infuriating when you consider that she has twice voted against bills which would have provided DHS with badly needed resources.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) spoke to reporters on Tuesday at Barksdale Air Force Base and was asked about the situation at the border. He answered.

Let me be frank. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez…someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real.

She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border. She needs to go to the Holocaust Museum and see what a concentration camp is.

The problem we’re having at the border, a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create, is that we have 5,000 people a day, not a week, not a month, a day coming into this country. We don’t have a place to put them.

The Department of Homeland Security is out of money and the congresswoman knows that. She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet, when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no. Her hypocrisy is breathtaking. This is the bottom line. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes that illegal immigration is a moral good. And she believes that the border is just a nuisance and it should be open, and I don’t think that’s what America believes.

Kudos to Sen. Kennedy for speaking his mind. It’s time for this puffed up, power grabbing, attention seeking little urchin to be knocked down a peg.

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Fireworks: ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Celebrates Independence Day By Trolling Faux Betsy Ross Flag Experts

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks back to his office after speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Though Democrats like Gov. Gavin Newsom (CA) and presidential candidates Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke are busy concern trolling this 4th of July week in response to Nike’s decision to bail on the Betsy Ross-themed shoe, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has chosen to go in the opposite direction in honor of this special holiday.

Well before many Americans even had a chance to roll out of the bed to begin their grill prep for today’s festivities, McConnell took to the Twitter machine to wish everyone a happy Independence Day … by tweeting out an image of the Betsy Ross flag:

Just the day before, in the midst of all of the triggered leftists who were rushing before the cameras to give their super hot takes on Nike’s move, McConnell urged the company to bring back the shoe and other shoe/clothing makers to take up the mantle in the event Nike didn’t:

“If we’re in a political environment where the American flag has become controversial to Americans, I think we’ve got a problem,” McConnell said. “I hope Nike either releases these shoes or some other shoe maker picks up the flag, puts it on a pair of shoes and starts selling it. I’ll make the first order.”

As it turns out, another company did just that – as Red State‘s Brandon Morse noted earlier today. Here’s what they look like, and how you can get a pair:

Per their website, Out of Line Active is “founded by women For women.”

In addition to that, a veteran-owned company out of Georgia is selling a variety of Betsy Ross flag t-shirts.

Capitalism. Patriotism. BBQ and fireworks. Colorful fashions. Trolling leftists. It’s a good day in America.

Related–>> Troll Game Strong: ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Tweets Hilarious Advice For Democratic Senators In Advance Of Tonight’s Debate

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AOC Declared Victory for Her Chosen Candidate for Queens DA, Then the Actual Results Came In

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This is too good.

Last week we were greeted by gloating from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that her preferred candidate in the District Attorney race in Queens had won her primary. This supposedly showed the growing strength of the Democratic Socialist movement.

Who is Tiffany Caban? About who you’d expect her to be given who was behind her candidacy.

If you are wondering, “decriminalize poverty” means not prosecuting people for theft and other “crimes of desperation.” Ending mass incarceration is also code for refusing to prosecute criminals. The rest is self-explanatory. I’m sure all of that will work swimmingly to make Queens safer and not turn it into Kim Foxx’s Chicago.

The radicalism on display is hard to fathom. For most of the country, it’s completely foreign that law enforcement officials would choose to not prosecute crimes and shield illegal aliens, but it’s becoming more and more standard fare in blue cities.

We were almost ten days into the victory lap for Caban until something amazing happened.

She actually lost the race.

The schadenfreude is just delicious here.

A large majority of the provisional ballots were thrown out, likely because the voters were either not actually from the area or they weren’t registered as part of the Democratic party. Seems AOC and her political machine got a little too cute with the ballot harvesting and it’s come back to bite them.

Caban will now challenge the results and they’ll be a recount, but given this is Democrat on Democrat, I don’t expect the funny business we normally get in these situations. Of those provisional ballots thrown out, we don’t know who they actually voted for, so they could actually help Katz in the end if some get reinstated. Furthermore, there can be no court challenge if the person isn’t registered or is registered in the wrong party. So expect plenty of gnashing of teeth without much results.

AOC and her minions are of course crying foul, but there’s no evidence anything happened here except the normal process playing out. Their radical, anti-law enforcement candidate lost in one of the bluest districts in the country. Congrats to the movement.

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