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Judge Releases 56 Pages of Text Messages Between Sean Hannity and Paul Manafort

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Paul Manafort: Political Prosecution

 

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman released 56 pages of text messages exchanged between Fox News’ Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort which date from 2017 to 2018.

When asked for a comment on the release of these messages, Hannity replied, “My view of the special counsel investigation and the treatment of Paul Manafort were made clear every day to anyone who listens to my radio show or watches my TV show.”

(Note: The complete set of texts can be viewed here.)

What stands out is the close friendship which developed between the two. They communicated frequently and Hannity was very supportive of Manafort.

Manafort believes (correctly) he has been targeted by Mueller to get information about Trump. In August 2017, Manafort wrote, “The media is trying to split me with DT and family by lies and untruths. It is such a dirty game.”

Hannity texted, “I pray that God give you grace and peace in this difficult moment. If you just ever want to talk, grab dinner, vent, strategize– whatever, I am here, I know this is very hard. Stand tall and strong.”

Soon afterward, Hannity tells his friend, “Look. U call me if u get down. Need a friend. If I can help. Anytime day/night. I’m praying for u and u family. U stay strong.”

They discuss Hannity’s program and he often invites Manafort to appear on the show even though the court had placed him under a gag order.

In October 2017, Hannity wrote, “I’m sick of these lies. COME ON WITH ME WITH YOUR ATTY BEFORE THEY TRY AND ATTACK U MORE.”

The messages indicate that Hannity and Manafort’s attorney Kevin Downing spoke on the phone. Regarding their conversation, Hannity wrote, “I asked him to feed me everyday.”

Manafort never did appear on the show.

In another exchange, Manafort asks Hannity “to tweet a link to a GoFundMe defense fund.”

Hannity writes, “Paul it may be problematic with Fox. I need to get the ok. Hope u understand.”

In January 2018, Hannity asked Manafort if he had been watching his show. Manafort replied that he had been and said, “I love you.”

Later that month, Manafort told Hannity, “In a fair world you would get a Pulitzer for your incredible reporting.”

Hannity replies, “Lol. I’ll take those assholes going to jail.”

Most of what Hannity writes to Manafort, we’ve heard him say repeatedly on the air. “HRC. E-mails. Obstruction. Destroying emails, bleach bit, devices no sim cards. Uranium one. Ukraine interference. Intel Leaks Unmasking Potus conversations leaked. My God. Shredding the constitution. A 2 tiered justice system. Look at Muellers team. All Clinton Obama dem donors. No R’s.”

There are documents attached to some of the texts, however, the files aren’t accessible.

All in all, there is nothing particularly newsworthy about their messages and it’s difficult to see why they were even released.

Last week, Manafort was transferred to a federal prison in NYC where he will await state charges. “Manafort has been sentenced to a total of seven-and-a-half years in prison, between his sentencing for conspiring to defraud the federal government and tamper with witnesses, and his sentencing on tax and bank fraud charges.”

“In the state case, Manafort was indicted in New York in March on a raft of charges, including residential mortgage fraud, conspiracy, and other counts that allege that Manafort and others falsified business records to illegally obtain millions of dollars. If convicted of all charges, Manafort could face up to 25 years in prison.”

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Jason Chaffetz Explains Why Nancy Pelosi Will Remain the Speaker Throughout the 116th Congress…No Matter What

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As influential as AOC and her cronies have become over the last six months, Speaker Nancy Pelosi knows her position is secure. Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) explains a little-known change Nancy Pelosi made to the standard rules package that would govern the House for the duration of the 116th Congress. The House voted along party lines and passed the standard rules package in January.

Chaffetz writes that this year’s rules package was anything but standard.

It seems Pelosi has learned a thing or two from watching the downfall of former Republican House Speaker John Boehner who resigned the speakership in 2015 “under pressure from his right flank.”

No one will be surprised to hear that Pelosi has taken measures to protect herself from the same fate.

Chaffetz explains:

Among the surprising changes in the small print was a little-noticed provision changing the threshold for the Motion to Vacate the chair. It was a lot of “insider baseball” that few voters – and probably not many members of Congress could fully appreciate.

The Motion to Vacate is the process used to replace a speaker of the house in mid-session. It works like this: the majority party introduces the motion to vacate, which declares the office of speaker vacant and forces a new vote. This is a privileged motion, meaning anyone can offer it. If a majority of the whole body supports the motion, it passes. That means a minority of the majority plus the minority party can combine to oust a speaker. Though the process was not used on Speaker Boehner, the mere threat of North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows introducing such a motion was enough for Boehner to step down.

Pelosi has no such fears. Under her rules package, the Motion to Vacate now requires a majority of the majority before it can be voted on by the full House. That is a much higher threshold and nearly impossible to achieve. What was once a tool of the minority (not the House minority, but the minority of the majority) has been eliminated.

This unobtrusive change allows Pelosi to continue calling the shots for the next eighteen months without fear of being involuntarily removed from the Speakership. While Pelosi does not currently support impeachment, she may change her mind. This minor change means she will never be forced to act by the more radical arm of her caucus.

According to Chaffetz:

Pelosi’s elimination of the check on power may ironically turn out to be good for Republicans, who rode anti-Pelosi sentiment to a crushing victory in 2010. It may also be good for the president’s 2020 prospects as it leaves little flexibility for Democrats if they once again see Pelosi driving their party over an electoral cliff.

And you can always count on Pelosi to overreach.

Chaffetz says that during his first term in the House, Pelosi was serving as Speaker. “Pelosi overreached to such a degree that she helped spawn the Tea Party movement. Her policy prescriptions were so bad and her marketing of them so deceptive that the resulting electoral backlash cost Democrats the House and Pelosi the speakership.”

I’ll drink to that.

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Trump Releases an Absolutely Epic Trolling Video. Brace for Internet Explosion

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On Friday, President Trump released a hilarious video proclaiming himself president forever.

That would be “4EVA.”

It’s called…what’s that word I learned last year? Oh, yeah: trolling.

And man, you know it’s gonna burn some people up.

Surely many won’t get the joke.

The video showcases a cover from (doubtlessly) Trump’s favorite magazine — Time — touting the billionaire’s presidency in 2028, 2044…foreva and eva! For thousands of years!

He’s the perpetual president — as they’ve all feared he’d be!

Take a look:

Hahahahahahahahahahaha…

Ahhh, I’m laughing myself right now.

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, the clip may be in response to a Politico story of supreme goofiness:

But it doesn’t have to be: Nuts have been cautioning us about an eternal Trump presidency from the beginning. Even nuts in Congress.

Here are some of the online responses.

Enjoy:

Of course, some people loved it:

What do you think of the video and its impact? Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Video: Ilhan Omar Gives AOC a Run for Her Money With Her Own Special Definition of Concentration Camps

We’re on Day 5 now of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) digging in on her claim that the border detention camps are the modern day equivalent to Nazi concentration camps.

To bring you up to date, on Monday night, she did a Live Instagram video in which she declared that the detention centers at the border were “concentration camps.” She also called President Trump a “fascist.”

Ocasio-Cortez was ripped by Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) among many others, and Holocaust experts also weighed in to correct her.

One of the Three Amigas – Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) – eventually weighed in later in the week in defense of her BFF, laughably accusing Cheney and her “crew” of bullying poor victim AOC over her remarks about concentration camps.

The week would just not be complete without the third of the Three Amigas – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) – giving us her thoughts on the matter. On Thursday, AOC’s other BFF was asked about the controversy surrounding her comments. Here’s what Omar said:

During a Thursday interview on Public Radio International, Omar echoed Ocasio-Cortez’s stance and defended the term and noted the separation of “death camps.”

“When you look at what is taking place, people are being put in camps. And when you think about the definition, if we separate it from death camps, I would say these are camps and people are being concentrated in them. And so that’s the general definition,” Omar said.

“I think a lot of people are conflating what a death camp looks like or a specific removal of people. These people are coming to the border. We are removing them from the border. We are placing them in camps. Some of them are being removed from communities and being put in what we’re calling detention centers — but are essentially camps.”

When asked about the issue again today, Omar doubled down:

“There are camps and people are being concentrated,” Omar said. “This is very simple. I don’t even know why this is a controversial thing to say.”

Omar said the United States needs to have an honest conversation on what is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and shows why it is “really important for us to abolish [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement].”

Watch:

Well, the debate is over, folks. You can all go home now. Mic drop and all that.

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

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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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