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That New $4.5B Border Security Funding Bill Sure Looks Like a Total Surrender By Republicans

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Central American migrants sit on top of the border wall on the beach in San Diego during a gathering of migrants living on both sides of the border, Sunday, April 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

I had an open mind when I saw that some compromise had been reached on border security funding earlier in the week. Sure, there was never going to be money for the wall or changes to asylum laws in the thing, but perhaps it would at least be funding targeted at more beds, facilities, border patrol agents, and other resources needed to handle the surge in illegal immigration.

Then the details came out and I was reminded this is the Republican party we are talking about. As it stands, this looks like a near total surrender on the issue and will do almost nothing to relieve the strain on CBP as the attempt to enforce our immigration laws on the border.

Here’s a write-up on some of the highlights.

It’s all about refugee resettlement: The lion’s share of the bill, $2.88 billion, is for HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement. In other words, the funding is all for resettling the very people that the bill was supposed to deter. Republican defenders of the bill will suggest that they have no choice; otherwise, things will get even more chaotic. But let things get “more chaotic.” It’s time the American people see the full scope of what is going on. Moreover, unlike illegal immigrants released by DHS, those sent to HHS are permanently resettled in our country, making it very hard to deport them. Also, thanks to a provision in the February omnibus, which the same apologists also said we had no choice but to pass, ICE is prohibited from using alien information provided to it by HHS for deportations.

Yes, you read that right. Well over half of the funding has nothing to do with border security at all. It will instead go to resettling refugees throughout the United States. Maybe that’s a perfectly fine goal if these refugees have legitimate claims? But how does that help house the overflow at the border? How does that help CBP handle the influx that has completely overwhelmed them.

It gets worse though.

The remaining funding for DHS is entirely for humanitarian aid for illegal aliens, not a dime for deporting or for a media campaign in Central America dissuading would-be immigrants from coming here, as Obama proposed in 2014.

One of the ways to relieve the strain would be more agents to carry out deportations on those with false claims. This bill gives none of that.

While some funding is allocated to care for children brought in by illegal immigrants (again, not a bad thing in a vacuum), not a single dime can go to increasing the number of beds available. Yes, you read that right. The Democrats still won’t allow CBP to make the necessary increase in beds to house these people. A lack of facilities is the number one issue right now that CBP is dealing with at the border and Republicans got absolutely nothing done on it.

Actually, I’m struggling to see what Republicans got at all in this bill. It reads like a Democrat priority list with nearly everything the CBP have asked for omitted. This is the best they could do? Or is this the best they were willing to fight for amid a possible budget battle? Given that some of what’s in the bill came at the request of the administration, they aren’t off the hook here either.

In fact, this bill is more likely to incentivize more illegal immigration than deter it.

This is why so many right-leaning voters have no faith in their party, but what’s perhaps even sillier is that the House Democrats will likely reject this sweet-heart deal anyway.

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Resist! County Clerks from Both Parties Declare War Against Andrew Cuomo, Refuse to Give Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

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Here’s a surprise: A Republican and Democrat are working together on the same idea.

No, really.

And the Dynamic Duo is fighting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

On Monday evening, Cuomo signed the Green Light bill into law, requiring that county clerks issue drivers licenses to illegal immigrants .

But Eerie County Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns (D) and Executive Cheryl Dinolfo (R) ain’t into it.

So they’re suing.

As reported https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/erie-county-clerk-maintains-he-won-t-enforce-new-green-light-law/2084066504?fbclid=IwAR3WC2jN0h9Lc6EHFfvBuMI-TkEDd9rKFb5VYjtuEBmXGtyB-wfe2KRYoLg by Buffalo’s WIVB 4, Mickey sent a letter to Eerie County Attorney Michael Siragusa a day after the signing requesting representation in the suit.

He plumb refuses:
“I will not be granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. As the duly elected Clerk of the County of Erie, I took an oath whereby I solemnly swore to ‘support’ the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New York, and I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of Erie County Clerk according to the best of my ability.’”

As for Cheryl, she bypassed the county clerk and declared war.

Check out her chutzpah:

In a statement, she recounted https://13wham.com/news/local/dinolfo-drafting-legislation-to-sue-new-york-over-green-light-law her time as county clerk:

Back in 2007, when I served as County Clerk, I did everything in my power to prevent drivers’ licenses from being issued to illegal immigrants – including suing Governor Spitzer to stop the policy in its tracks. … Let me be clear: because this policy puts State Law at odds with Federal Law, endangers public safety, and rewards those who have not followed the rule of law in the first place, I will not allow drivers’ licenses to be issued to illegal immigrants here without a fight. … I am preparing to introduce legislation in our County Legislature that would bring a lawsuit against the State to challenge the constitutionality of this policy, just as the Democrat County Clerk in Erie County has said he will do. If Clerk Bello will not lead on this issue, I will.”

Dang!

Additionally, as sper The Associated Press, clerks in Rensselaer, Allegany, and Niagara, have also said they will not issue licenses to illegals.

As for Andrew Cuomo, he appears to be about as far left as one can get. In January, the governor — who has called the death penalty “morally indefensible” —  legalized abortion up until the moment of birth.

He seems ready for fights. Now he’s got another one.

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Trump’s Last Minute Decision To Call Off Iran Strike Causes Confusion

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On Thursday night, President Trump abruptly cancelled an imminent Iranian airstrike. In a series of tweets, he said after asking a General how many would die as a result of the strike, and hearing that number could reach 150, he called it off.

The President told NBC on Friday that “[the U.S. strikes] were not proportionate…I thought about it for a second and said: You know what? They shot down an unmanned drone…and here we are sitting with 150 dead people that would have taken place probably within half an hour after I said go ahead.”

Trump’s decision can be viewed in any number of ways.

Some will say the President showed restraint. After all, he campaigned on keeping the U.S. out of costly, bloody, needless and unwinnable overseas wars. Instead of rushing headlong into battle following Iran’s second hostile act in the space of a week, he responded to Iran’s provocation in a mindful and measured manner. His concern for the human cost of the strikes revealed the compassionate side of his nature.

Iran has shot down an unmanned U.S. drone, however, they have not crossed the administration’s “redline.” The Washington Post reported that, according to their sources, Pompeo had “privately delivered warnings intended for Iranian leaders that any attack by Tehran or its proxies resulting in the death of even one American service member will generate a military counterattack.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered one of these messages, the Post learned, during a trip last month to Baghdad. “Pompeo told Iraqi leaders in a message he knew would be relayed to Tehran that a single American fatality would prompt the United States to hit back. That specific warning has not been previously reported.”

A senior administration official involved in Iran policy told the Post that if an American is killed, “That changes the whole thing. It changes everything.”

President Trump wisely has no interest in bringing democracy to Tehran, because he is keenly aware of the folly in that. He does not want war with Iran. His goal is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

And he demonstrated strength by pulling out of Obama’s toothless nuclear deal last year and by restoring crippling sanctions which have devastated the Iranian economy.

Trump’s decision to stand down no doubt confounded Democrats. Many were likely disappointed that he cancelled the strike, because they won’t be able to attack him for his aggression. However, the left is never at a loss to find something to criticize Trump over. They will likely berate him for his indecision.

If a New York Times report about Trump’s last minute decision to call off the strikes is any indication, that is likely the path they will take:

As late as 7 p.m. Thursday, military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations.

Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.

The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.

To the Iranians and their allies, there is the risk that Trump’s inaction and indecision may be seen as weakness. Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff explains:

It can be argued that if Trump declines to retaliate, Iran may feel sufficiently emboldened that its next attack will cross a red line. In that event, Trump might feel compelled to take severe military action against Iran, whereas now he can maintain credibility with a less destructive strike that might nip things in the bud.

There will be many Americans disappointed by the decision. Fox News spoke to Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) who said:

To shoot down a $200 million plane the size of an airliner that could have easily had 35 people on it, there needs to be a response. Am I disappointed today? Yes.

Ultimately it will be ‘is there a reaction?’ And if there is I think that’s fine. But if there’s not a reaction and we think we can negotiate then I think it will be a bad move.

Asked if he feared the president could look weak, he said: “I think there’s certainly a risk, yes.

An Iranian official told Reuters:

Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent. In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues…He gave a short period of time to get our response but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei to decide about this issue.

A second Iranian official said: “We made it clear that the leader is against any talks, but the message will be conveyed to him to make a decision…However, we told the Omani official that any attack against Iran will have regional and international consequences.

What happens next depends on Iran. What if they do cross America’s red line?

Trump’s handling of the situation can mean the difference between victory and defeat in 2020.  The world is watching.

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LOL: Democrats And Some Intelligence Officials Think Durham’s Probe Is Politically Motivated

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The no-shame train continues chugging along as CBS News reports that some analysts in the FBI, CIA, and NSA could see U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John Durham’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as potentially “chilling” and undertaken solely for political reasons.

To be clear: the Russia collusion investigation, which we now know was a politically-motivated smear campaign by team Clinton, is being investigated for exactly that reason. Part of that general investigation is looking at the conclusions made in the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) that was commissioned by Barack Obama and subsequently released in January 2017 (right at the time of Trump’s inauguration). “Some” intelligence analysts, according to CBS, think that questioning the ICA report — specifically “that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign to boost then-candidate Trump’s electability” — is politically motivated, and may be an attempt to even a score with former CIA head John Brennan, who has been critical of Trump.

It seems clear at this point they’ve dug so far into this hole that they’ve no choice but to keep digging.

Interestingly, the FBI and CIA had “high confidence” in the ICA report, while the NSA held only “moderate confidence at the time of its release. The following year in March 2018, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee criticized the report’s “judgment on Putin’s strategic objectives” saying that judgment failed to meet analytic standards.

CBS News’ own national security reporter offered the opinion that this kind of assessment of analytic standards was a bridge too far and — hilariously — suggested that Durham’s team might find the standard lacking, but only because a law enforcement standard is a much higher bar than an intelligence community standard (if that’s true, then the intelligence community should probably tighten up).

“I see no problem with a DOJ review of whether the CIA and other intelligence community agencies lived up to their legal and regulatory responsibilities related to how they handled any information related to U.S. persons – U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals,” said Michael Morell, a former CIA deputy director who is a CBS News senior national security contributor. “Having said that, I see a DOJ review of whether or not the intelligence analysts made the right call as wholly inappropriate. I cannot ever remember a DOJ review of analysis.”

“[Durham] and his team have no experience with, or knowledge of, the process of intelligence analysis,” Morell said. “He and his team could well impose a law enforcement standard in coming to a conclusion — a much higher bar than exists in the intelligence community for analytic judgments.”

You may remember a few days ago that House Intelligence Committee’s Democratic chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) was complaining that his committee had not been given information about Durham’s probe, even after he asked very nicely.

I guess priming the pump with speculation that the investigations are pure politics is about the only defense he, and many other legacy employees in the intelligence communities, have left as a defense should the report be damning.

Based on the pre-judgment of its findings from Democrats, there’s every reason to think it might be.

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Twice in One Week: Second Journo Mislabels as “Republicans” the Democratic Segregationist Senators Biden Praised

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For the second time in two days on national TV, a political journalist incorrectly labeled as “Republicans” the two segregationist Senators Joe Biden praised earlier this week.

In the first instance, it was MSNBC‘s Kasie Hunt during a Wednesday report she did on the controversy:

Hunt did not make a correction on the air that day, but posted a tweet later that evening noting the error. She also said she’d correct it the next day on-air, which she did:

By that point, however, the damage was done.

The very next day, during a “CNN Newsroom” segment, New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon made the same error (bolded emphasis added):

“Our reporting yesterday was that some of his advisers, and even some of his supporters, were a little shocked with the way he was characterizing his relationships with those senators. And they’ve said, if you want to talk about bipartisanship, why not mention other Republicans — not the kind of the most controversial of them. And we know that the other Democrats are going to try to seize on this to create differences and stand out.”

Watch the segment below:

This is just ridiculous. It does not even take five minutes to Google Sens. James Eastland (MS) & Herman Talmadge (GA) to find out they were both Democrats.

When these things keep happening it’s hard to buy the excuse that it’s just a “mistake.” It’s almost like they want you to be misinformed.

In Hunt’s case, at least, an effort was made to correct the record.

In Herndon’s case, however, CNN did not correct him on-air. And as of this writing, there is not a correction noted on either Herndon’s Twitter feed nor “CNN Newsroom”‘s Twitter feed.

Please tell me again about how the New York Times is committed to “deliver[ing] the highest-quality journalism possible” and how CNN is all about “facts first” because I’m sure as heck not seeing it.

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Alaska Government Meeting Opens with a Satanic Prayer Followed by ‘Hail Satan.’ The Mayor’s Response is Explicit

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Ever feel like things just aren’t goin’ right, and you wanna set ’em straight? Ever need some supernatural help and think of bowing your head and asking? Ever take your longings to your holy father, Satan?

That’s exactly what happened at a government meeting Tuesday in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Borough, and some folks just flat-out left.

Iris Fontana — a member of the Satanic Temple — delivered the invocation, allowed by an October ruling of the state’s Superior Court. Due to Alaska’s constitutional establishment clause, anyone of any religion can deliver the opening prayer.

Gee, wouldn’t you feel better knowing Satan’s involved in your town’s decision-making? It’s just what government’s lacking.

Well, that and a good chomping down on the Fruit of Knowledge.

As reported by the Peninsula Clarion:

[Iris] asked listeners to embrace the impulse to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. “Let us demand that humans be judged for their actions.”

Here’s how the prayer ended, according to KSRM:

“That which will not bend, must break. And that which can be destroyed by truth should never be spared its demise. It is done. Hail Satan.”

Satan’s involvement in the proceedings didn’t come without protest — about 40 people rallied outside the building. Among other messages, signs urged folks to “Know Jesus and His Love” and “Reject Satan and His Works.”

A dozen or so officials and attendees walked out after Beelzebub got there, including chief of staff James Baisden and Mayor Charlie Pierce.

William Siebenmorgen — who flew all the way from Pennsylvania to protest — said the Prince of Darkness is a total loser:

“God will be pleased with our public prayers of reparation. We want God’s blessings on America, not Satan’s curses. Lucifer is the eternal loser. Let’s keep him out.”

No word on whether the Lord of Evil was given a name tag.

But I’m thinking that anyone in attendance who couldn’t already recognize him didn’t have a chance in hell of escaping his influence anyway.

One thing you may be surprised to discover — as per my March article — is that Satan is a liberal Democrat. Or, at least, such is the case with the Satanic Temple’s politically-outspoken co-founder, Lucien Greaves. Please read much more about him and the Temple here.

And since it’s Friday, have a great weekend. Hail chocolate milk, which is what I’ll be inviting to mine.

-ALEX

 

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NEW: Special Prosecutor Appointed to Investigate Jussie Smollett, Kim Foxx’s Handling of the Case

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The Jussie Smollett case had fallen off the front pages over the past few months and it appeared that Kim Foxx was going to get away with her clearly corrupt handling of the situation.

For background on the whole saga, see here and here.

Things changed today though as Judge Michael Tommin approved an order to appoint a special prosecutor to look into not just Smollett, but also Foxx’s handling of the case.

If you click on the above images and read the critique by the judge, it’s not pretty. He’s clearly perturbed by what he sees as an unprecedented move by Foxx to drop all charges in the manner she did.

What this all means is two-fold.

First, Jussie Smollett could be recharged now. In fact, I’d expect that to happen as there was never any justification to let him off the hook. The claims of off the book “community service” were also nonsensical. In reality, he spent a day or two at Kim Foxx associate Jesse Jackson’s outfit “consulting” on their radio program. It was a joke.

Secondly, Kim Foxx is in hot water now. In the above approval letter, the judge specifically notes that Foxx likely broke the law by recusing herself and then not appointing a special prosecutor. Furthermore, he notes that the way she did hand off the case, i.e. to her in-office colleague she still had control over, was not supposed to even be possible under current law. She did it anyway.

I actually speculated months ago that this could be an issue for Foxx. A lot of Twitter lawyers were saying she was in the clear but I never thought it made sense. If the law mandates a special counsel after recusal, then how could she come back and say “well, I wasn’t really recused” to avoid responsibility under the law? That would make the entire statue ineffectual in all situations and pointless.

We’ll see where this goes but I’m assuming there are a lot of happy people within the Chicago PD today.

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Britain’s NHS Is Trying to Force a Mentally Ill Woman to Abort Her 22-Week Baby for Her ‘Own Good’

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While the fight for life has made major gains here in the United States, in other parts of the West, “free” citizens face being forced into abortions by the state for their own “health”.

In the U.K., doctors on behalf of the National Healthcare Service (NHS) have petitioned a judge (Mrs. Justice Lieven) to give them permission to perform an abortion on a young mentally ill woman.

The woman (her name has been withheld for legal reasons) is in her 20’s and is 22 weeks pregnant. Specialists claim she has a ‘moderately severe’ learning disorder and a ‘mood disorder’, saying she would not have the mental capacity to recover properly from giving birth.

The justification for forced abortion took an even creepier turn with NHS lawyers claiming that not only would it be difficult for the woman to recover physically but it would be harder on her mental state to experience separation from her baby than it would to simply terminate the life. From the Daily Mail:

Barrister Fiona Paterson, who is leading the trust’s legal team, told Mrs Justice Lieven that specialists thought a termination would be in the woman’s best interests.

‘(Her) treating clinicians consider that on balance, a termination is in her best interests,’ she said, in a written case outline.

‘In broad terms (they) believe that as a result of her learning disabilities, (she) would find labour very difficult to tolerate and the recovery from a Caesarean section very challenging.

‘(They) consider that (she) is likely to find the loss of a pregnancy easier to recover from than separation from the baby if he or she is taken into care.

Let’s ponder this argument for one moment. The government of one of the wealthiest, most influential ‘free’ nations in the world thinks it would be better for a mother to kill her baby before it’s born rather than suffer the emotional trauma of the baby possibly being removed from her care and placed in fostering.

What is worse, the woman’s mother has begged the NHS to allow her daughter to carry the child to term saying she would raise the baby herself. She also has said forcing her daughter into abortion would violate her religious beliefs, both as a Roman Catholic and a member of the Nigerian Igbo community.

That last identifier is enough to make one’s ears prick up. At this very moment, the United Kingdom government is deciding whether or not they will let a Black woman give birth to her Black child, or if they will eliminate yet another minority life before it begins.

Chilling.

The woman’s lawyers claim the NHS has not met the standard of proof to force an abortion.

Barrister Susanna Rickard, who is leading the woman’s legal team, said abortion did not appear to be in her best interests.

Barrister John McKendrick QC, who is leading the woman’s mother’s legal team, suggested that doctors were underestimating the woman’s abilities.

‘It is accepted that (the woman) lacks capacity to conduct these proceedings and to make a decision in respect of whether or not to consent to a termination and associated ancillary treatment,’ he told the judge in a written case outline.

‘That being said, (her mother) considers that the applicant has underestimated (her) ability and understanding, and that more weight should be place on her wishes and feelings.’

He added: ‘Termination is not in (the woman’s) best interests.’

Mr McKendrick said the judge had ‘no proper evidence’ to show that allowing the pregnancy to continue would put the woman’s life or long-term health at grave risk.

‘The applicants have failed to carry out a proper best interests analysis,’ he said.

‘Their evidence is premised on a narrow clinical view. The application must be dismissed,’ he added.

While the NHS “bosses” – as they’re called…creepily – say they don’t want the woman to suffer the trauma of becoming a mother they have given no thought to what the trauma of suddenly being forced to abort her growing child might do. She’s already 22 weeks pregnant. At 22 weeks a baby is already nearly fully developed and just growing. Mom is showing quite prominently. Here’s a picture of a fetus at just 16 weeks.

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At this point in her pregnancy, the woman in question will have a significant “baby bump”. She’ll be feeling movement, kicks, perhaps even hiccups. She will be very much aware of the life inside her. The powers that be at the NHS must be monsters or delusional to believe a woman carrying a baby at that stage of development would not be severely traumatized by its sudden and violent removal.

It is almost too much to dwell on.

The U.K. is no stranger to such controversy. The NHS has a terrifying record when it comes to the lives of children. Little Alfie Evans died while legally chained to the NHS after British courts not only denied the sick child continuing life support but denied his parents the right to take him to another country for treatment at their own cost. They weren’t even allowed to take Alfie with them so he could die at home.

The next time a European sounds perplexed at our ongoing division over abortion in this country, remind them that this is what happens when you stop fighting for life. The norm shifts and suddenly reasonable people start thinking it is perfectly fine for a government to decide who can and cannot have children.

Terrifying.

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Friday Humor: Dan Crenshaw Weighs in on Madonna’s New Eye Patch After Being Asked Who Wore It Better

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Earlier this week, Red State‘s Alex Parker wrote about how left-wing pop star Madonna has a game plan for convincing the Pope that he and the Catholic Church are wrong about abortion.

Here’s a brief recap of what the pro-choice “Material Girl” singer had to say in a recent interview:

Madonna revealed she would like a meeting with Pope Francis in a wide-ranging interview with Andrew Denton, which aired on Tuesday night.

In a candid episode of Andrew Denton’s Interview, the 60-year-old told the Australian journalist that she’d be interested in sitting down with the head of the Catholic Church at the Vatican to discuss what Jesus thought about women’s rights.

If she had a chance to speak to the pope, Madonna said she’d ask: ‘Let’s talk about Jesus’ point of view about women. Let’s talk about it.’

‘What do you really think he thought of women? And don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?’

While what she said during the interview certainly got people’s attention, something else from the interview also got people talking : Her eye patch:

This prompted Texan News writer Holly Hansen to ask a very important question:

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) saw the tweet, and humorously responded:

The reason Madonna is wearing the eye patch is not due to any type of medical issue. She’s wearing it as a fashion statement which, according to Yahoo News, “is part of the Madame X persona she created for [her new] album.”

Crenshaw is a former Navy SEAL who lost his right eye after an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2012.

The freshman Congressman has not been shy about talking about his eye patch and the glass eye he wears since being elected to the House.

He tweeted this picture of a new eye patch he debuted at the State of the Union back in February:

Perhaps the biggest high-profile moment where his eye patch took center stage was in March, when he took it off to show “Captain America” star Chris Evans what was underneath it:

“A VERY cool use of vibranium,” Evans tweeted back to him.

As to the question of who wore their eye patches better – Madonna or Crenshaw – I think there is a very clear winner here, but we’ll leave it up to the readers to decide.

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Jerry Nadler Waddles Into Hearing, Calls Hope Hicks “Ms. Lewandowski” Three Times

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Jerry Nadler is the Chariman of the House Judiciary Committee and he’s currently leading what can only be described as a clown show of an investigation involving the President and his associates. After saying the Mueller report would be the final word, he and other Democrats have decided they want a do-over, which means dragging everyone who’s already been interviewed multiple times back in front of Congress for no real reason whatsoever.

This had Nadler waddling into yet another “hearing,” this time with former Trump associate Hope Hicks being grilled.

And when I saw waddled, I mean that quite literally.

As you can see, his pants have reached new heights. At this rate, he’s going to eventually suffocate before leaving the house.

In the hearing, you got your typical nonsense, except the White House isn’t playing games anymore. That means they are claiming privilege over just about anything they legally can. Most executive communications within the White House in an official capacity were objected to.

For some reason, Jerry Nadler couldn’t seem to get Ms. Hicks’ name correct though.

For the record, Hope Hicks has never been “Ms. Lewandowski.” Furthermore, it’s not even confirmed she and Corey Lewandowski were ever in a relationship. That rumor comes from Michael Wolfe’s garbage dump of a discredited book that came out in years past. Even still, the details involved in those rumors are such that calling Hicks “Ms. Lewandowski” strikes even deeper than it might otherwise.

There are only two explanations here. Nadler is either senile or rabidly sexist, neither of which is much of an excuse given his position.

Because Nadler is a Democrat though, his defenders in the media ran to try to clean up his mess.

How does Harwood know? Would he be so understanding if Donald Trump called a woman the wrong name three times in a row? I’m going to say no with near 100% confidence.

Accused sexual assaulter Glenn Thrush also chimed in.

So Nadler is just incompetent then? That’s not much of a defense.

If he’s so far gone that he can’t get someone’s name right multiple times in an official proceeding, instead using a name that’s never existed in relation to Ms. Hicks, perhaps he shouldn’t be chairing a committee.

Thrush then goes on to blame health issues.

Again, if he’s got health issues this serious, what’s he doing in a leadership position?

The fact is that has any Republican had done this, there’d be three to four days of constant outrage from the mainstream media in response. But because it’s Jerry Nadler, it gets excused and brushed aside.

This entire investigation is a complete joke and deserves to be treated as such. There is nothing new to be gleaned from interviewing the same people over and over, asking the same questions, and getting the same answers. Time to end this farce and move on. All the Democrats are doing is trying to drag this out into late 2020 to affect the election. That’s a complete abuse of their power and if we had any honest brokers at the traditional press outlets, they’d be calling all this out.

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