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At UC Campus’ New ‘Ché Café,’ Students Pay Tribute To The Marxist Revolutionary, Until They Learn How He Treated Gays [Video]

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What would explain the timeless allure of Ché Guevara to those on the left? Fifty-two years after his death, the iconic photograph of Guevara taken by Alberto Korda in 1960, complete with beard and beret, still adorns posters and tee shirts.

The latest sign that the charismatic Latin revolutionary still appeals, especially to the young, is a new cafe which has opened on the University of California’s San Diego campus. It’s name? The Ché Café.

Prager University’s Will Witt traveled to the campus to speak with  students about the cafe – and the man.

Witt first speaks with a male student who works there. He asks the young man to explain the Ché Café.

He tells Witt, “It’s part like a music venue, part like a student community center, part like a vegan kitchen and part a social space for radical ideologies and it’s also a safe space.

Witt asks, “So, when you say radical ideologies, do Trump supporters come here?”

The student smiles and says, “Oh, no. I mean more like leftist political ideas…If they start saying stuff that violates our stated policy, which includes like no racism, no transphobia, it’s like, then we will kick them out and stuff.”

“Does that include like no homophobia?” Witt asks.

“No homophobia. No transphobia. No racism,” the student replies.

“I was just wondering because you know it’s named after Ché Guevara who put a lot of homosexuals in prison in Cuba,” Witt tells the student.

Two female students were unfamiliar with him until Witt showed the second one a photo, I should say the photo of Guevara. Suddenly, a huge smile crosses her face.

He speaks to a male student with a ring through his nose. “A great man from what I know. I’ve listened to an interview by Ché. He seemed passionate. He seemed like he was rooted in human rights.”

Most of these students have little or no idea of Guevara’s life and deeds.

He was a ruthless killer.

Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba at the time of the Revolution. “Guevara was jailer and executioner-in-chief of Castro’s dictatorship. As boss of the notorious La Cabaña prison in Havana, he supervised the detention, interrogation, summary trials and execution of hundreds of “class enemies.”

Hemingway once “witnessed the shooting of prisoners condemned by the tribunals under Guevara’s control. He watched as the men were trucked in, unloaded, shot, and taken away.”

That was the real Ché Guevara.

Yet, he became a hero in the counterculture of the 1960s. Guevara, or rather his famous photo, has become a symbol of rebellion for many in the West.

But he was no hero.

 

Watch the video.

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Michael Avenatti’s Bad Week Gets Worse After Homophobic Tweet He Sent to Lindsey Graham

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FILE – In this May 30, 2018, file photo Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, talks to reporters as he leaves court in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

As I wrote yesterday, liberal icon Michael Avenatti has not had a very good week.

Avenatti, who has been indicted on multiple counts of fraud, got ripped to shreds Monday by NRSC senior advisor Matthew Whitlock after calling Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) a “fraud.” Whitlock started off by saying that “Michael Avenatti calling anyone a fraud is the most hilarious thing on the internet today” and the fun went on from there as Avenatti continuously tried and failed to one-up him.

On Tuesday, Avenatti attacked “View” co-host Meghan McCain over her stance on border detention centers. When Ben Shapiro responded to the attack in kind, Avenatti blew up. It did not go well.

Getting utterly, thoroughly, and repeatedly owned on Twitter for his nasty behavior did not deter porn star Stormy Daniels’s former attorney from acting out, however.

Shortly after the Democratic debate was over Wednesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent out a tweet joking about a third Trump term:

In classic Avenatti fashion, the attorney injected a classless joke that spoke volumes about his “character”:

Notice the time he sent the tweet – around 2:30 Thursday morning. 5 hours later, the obsessive liberal blowhard sent the same tweet, except this time it was in the form of a direct reply:

Clearly, he wants Graham to respond. The Senator hasn’t, but others weighed in and ripped Avenatti:

Graham has been increasingly subjected to baseless allegations about his sexuality from unhinged Democrats ever since he started aggressively defending President Trump during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

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Instead of Censoring Politicians, Twitter Will Lightly Shadowban Them And Warn Users About Content

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Twitter seems to suffer from the misapprehension that the criticism its been taking over censorship has to do with the way they’ve been censoring, so they’ve come up with a scheme they think might please their critics.

Instead of removing posts, Twitter will put a notice on the offending post [of political candidates and/or government officials] that reads, “The Twitter Rules about abusive behavior apply to this tweet. However, Twitter has determined it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain available.” Users won’t be able to see the tweet until they click past the warning.

Twitter said it will also use an algorithm to downgrade the tweet so it’s less likely to appear in users’ feeds.

The new rules apply to verified government officials and political candidates with more than 100,000 followers.

“By nature of their positions these leaders have outsize influence and sometimes say things that could be considered controversial or invite debate and discussion. A critical function of our service is providing a place where people can openly and publicly respond to their leaders and hold them accountable.”

What Twitter fails to realize is that the criticism that they’re censoring users — conservatives mostly — doesn’t stem from the manner in which the censorship occurs. It’s directly related to the fact that Twitter has its own political bias and has been censoring those who don’t share that bias.

With that in mind, these milder censorship tactics will do little more than change the degree of the censorship but doesn’t address the real problem which is that Twitter operates a massive communications platform and decides as a corporate entity what its users should be allowed to see.

As always, because Twitter is a private company, they’re not required to allow all viewpoints. And they should be aware of real threats of violence that might be floating across their platform and work to tamp those down. But if they truly want to address the criticism, they need to stop actively policing the thoughts and opinions of users simply because they’re not the same thoughts and opinions of Twitter.

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Facts First: Obama’s ICE Chief Sets the Record Straight on When the ‘Kids in Cages’ Policy Started

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One of the most persistent myths pushed by Democrats about the border crisis is that the “kids in cages” policy, where unaccompanied illegal immigrant children are kept behind chain link fences in detention facilities, started under the Trump administration. It has been debunked numerous times.

Nevertheless, like so many other myths the left has perpetuated since Trump’s election, it endures.

But one man who is in a position to know the facts on this issue is aiming to set the record straight. During a conference earlier this week on immigration, former President Obama’s ICE chief Thomas Homan spoke about the origins of “kids in cages”:

“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I was there because I was there when it was built,” said Thomas Homan, who was Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for nearly four years.

At an immigration conference today, Homan, under consideration for a new position of “border czar” in the Trump administration, grew visibly angry answering a question about “cages” often cited by Democratic critics of the president.

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He cited one Democratic chairman who asked a Trump official, “You still keeping kids in cages?”

Homan, at the conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, said, “I would answer the question, ‘The kids are being housed in the same facility built under the Obama administration.’ If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015.”

Earlier this month, Trump named Homan as the administration’s “border czar”, but Homan told Fox News in an interview that a decision had not yet been made and that there were still discussions going on about the position.

Homan, who has been with ICE since it was started in 2003, has been a defender of Trump’s stance on border security and illegal immigration, and is a frequent critic of Democratic policies on the issue. He also served as Trump’s acting ICE chief for 18 months

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Las Vegas Allows Parking Tickets to be Paid in Donations for Kids

The Las Vegas City Council has announced a plan for people to pay off their parking tickets while helping local kids.

The council voted unanimously to give people the option to pay parking fines issued between June 19 and July 19 by donating school supplies to the Teachers Exchange.

Items the city is willing to accept in lieu of fines include:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Index cards
  • Paper towels/Disinfecting wipes
  • Card stock
  • Copy paper
  • Storage bins
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Post-it notes

The supplies must be equal or greater in value to the amount of the fine, and only citations that were no threat to public safety are eligible.

Donations should be brought to the Parking Services Offices at 500 S. Main St in Las Vegas within 30 days of the infraction and a receipt is required.

In July of 2016, the Las Vegas City Council authorized a program that established this occasional program allowing charitable donations in lieu of payment for parking fines.

The city tweeted about the program.

David Riggleman, Communications Director for the City told Yahoo Lifestyle that donations usually total between $1,000 and 2,000 when they run such programs.

“It is a way to encourage building community and to help non-profit associations in need. We also believe it makes paying parking fines more palatable if the donation is going to a good cause,” he says.

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The Ratings From the Democratic Debate Were About What You’d Expect

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Right now, one of the most controversial figures to ever sit in the oval office possibly has his job up for grabs, and the world wants to know what his opponents are going to do about it.

And the answer is to pander you into boredom.

According to The Hill, the Democrat debates that would help decide which person would lose to Donald Trump drew in an audience that I would refer to as “curious” at best. It was a decent audience at 10 million, but compared to the crowds that were brought in during the 2016 elections, that number is shrug-worthy:

The 10 million viewership number only pertains to NBC. MSNBC and Telemundo also simulcasted the debate. Those numbers are also expected Thursday afternoon from Nielsen.

For context, the first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential primary season on Fox News, which featured then-real estate mogul Donald Trumpas a front-runner in his first political debate, drew more than 24 million viewers in August 2015.

On the Democratic side in 2015, CNN drew 15.3 million viewers for a debate headlined by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and three other candidates.

I’d like to get more accurate stats to see how many people tuned in and tuned out after a time. Nothing that was said on the stage was particularly new, and the extremist positions being given by almost every candidate up there is one that most of America, even the majority of Democrats, aren’t exactly excited by.

What’s more, there was no winner from last night, but the clear loser was definitely Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who the Democrats on stage went after due to being the weak, sick gazelle among them. Nobody took any chances by punching up. It was, to but it bluntly, boring.

We may get a different story for tonight as we’re now going to see the heavyweights within the Democrat party see who can speak better Spanish. People love Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, and they’re going to want to hear from them.

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Beto’s Campaign Ended Last Night

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I know it’s dangerous to make political prognostications this far out. The primary voting doesn’t start until Feb. of 2020 after all. But, I’m going to go ahead and say it.

Beto O’Rourke’s candidacy is over.

With some people in the race, that wouldn’t exactly be going out on a limb, but Beto didn’t enter this race as a 3rd tier candidate. He brought in over $6M his first day on the campaign trail. He had all the media attention and name recognition. He was so hip and cool. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

After initially competing well in the weeks following his initial announcement, the past few months have not been kind to Beto. Last night was his chance to regain his footing and assert himself as as factor in the race.

Spoiler: That didn’t happen.

At one point, Beto started speaking in Spanish for reasons only known to him and it led to the most meme worthy thing of the night.

But it wasn’t just the look on Booker’s face. On substance, he stumbled and flailed about, desperate to pander to the left while not appearing totally insane. It didn’t play well.

“Some Democrats want a marginal individual tax rate of 70 percent on the very highest earners, those making more than $10 million a year. Would you support that and if not what would your top individual rate be?” she asked.

“This economy has got to work for everyone, and right now we know that it isn’t. And it’s going to take all of us coming together to make sure that it does,” O’Rourke said before switching to Spanish.

The moderator would press him again about the 70% tax rate and Beto would continue to obfuscate, refusing to answer the question.

Meanwhile, after the debate, a near universal consensus formed that Beto was the biggest loser.

Even rabidly liberal MSNBC, who spent the better part of 6 months fluffing Beto as the second coming when he ran against Ted Cruz in 2018, has jumped off the bandwagon.

For Beto’s part, he gave himself an A.

Pure delusion on his part.

He seemed out of sorts the entire night and it became abundantly clear, even to the left-wingers on MSNBC’s panel, that this guy is an empty suit.

It’s all fun and games when you are running against a Republican. Not so much when you threaten the socialist dream by not being quite as crazy as Elizabeth Warren. Beto is learning the hard way that love in politics is fleeting.

He’s done.

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What Will Mueller Be Asked When He Testifies? Here’s What Gowdy Thinks He SHOULD Be Asked

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After months of demands that wavered between whining and desperate pleas, Democrats in the House of Representatives have finally gotten what they wanted with the announcement Tuesday of July 17th back-to-back hearings featuring special counsel Robert Mueller.

Democrats are convinced, it seems, they’ll be able to prove Attorney General William Barr mischaracterized the findings in Mueller’s report concluding no collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian operatives.

Republicans, however, see the demand that Mueller testify — which they’ve been generally unopposed to — as a cynical political ploy meant to harm Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2020 election.

Democrats are furious at what they say was an effort by Attorney General William Barr to misrepresent Mueller’s findings, and they see the hearing as an opportunity to set the record straight and highlight details from a report that most voters have not read.

“I think that given the nature of what he has to say, given the nature of what’s in the report, he will be a very compelling witness,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told reporters Wednesday.

Republicans, who have generally not been opposed to Mueller testifying, assert that the Russia report vindicates the president of allegations of “collusion” with Moscow. And they argue that Democrats are attempting to relitigate Mueller’s investigation in order to score political points against the president heading into 2020.

“The same committee that is trying to drag Mueller in is the committee that has jurisdiction over the border, and we have a crisis at the border and they’re focused on impeaching the president,” said House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), referring to the Judiciary panel. “That’s a dereliction of their duty.”

Former House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), now a Fox News contributor who was known as a brilliant questioner during his time on the Oversight Committee, says there are 5 categories of questions he thinks Mueller should be asked during his testimony. He delivered those to Sean Hannity Wednesday.

Speaking to both Hannity and fellow guest Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who will be part of the hearing and will be held to a 5 minute question session, Gowdy offered the following advice:

“You have to be very strategic and have a pretty narrow goal,” Gowdy [said]. “I want you to think in terms of ‘buckets’.”

Gowdy said those categories were bias, legal issues, findings, things Mueller did not find, and things the former special counsel did not “bother to look for” during his two-year-long Russia investigation.

Regarding ‘bias,’ Gowdy claimed Mueller’s office hired, “people who wanted Clinton to win and Trump to lose” in the 2016 presidential election.

“I would encourage Devin…to think about this, what did [Mueller] not bother to look for?,” Gowdy asked. “Y’all just got through talking about Samantha Powers and other people in the American government that may have wanted to influence either an election or an administration. We spent two years focused on whether a foreign country was going to influence or interfere with our election. Mueller, did you look at our own government? Did you look at what our own people were doing to maybe put their own finger on the scale? Did you interview Christopher Steele? Do you know which Russians were feeding dirt to the American electorate via the DNC? Did you interview Jim Simpson? Did you interview Jim Comey about why he leaked those memos?”

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Democrats in Florida Stand Outside the Homestead Immigrant Facility and Lie About What is Inside

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The desire for a photo-op and debate traction shows a lack of desire for the facts.

Elizabeth Warren stood in the harsh Florida sun, with 90+% humidity, wearing her librarian sweater. She resembled the President of the local Ravelry Knitting Collective, as she held a megaphone and bleated about the harsh treatment of children on the property. Welcome to the madhouse; the Presidential campaign season has officially opened, and there is probably no better place to launch this psychosis than the mental ward known as South Florida.

As has been the case here for centuries, my home region is being overrun with an infestation — this one of the political nature. There were a number of locations suggested for the nearly two dozen candidates to swarm in order to glom some pre-debate media coverage.

It was suggested that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School be a destination for the gun-nabbing candidates. Sure, school is out, but the scene of a massive tragedy would make for a swell backdrop. Politicize those deaths for poll numbers!

The environmentally-focused runners would be setting up in the Everglades, of course, and a current brush fire would make for the PERFECT backdrop! What better way to underscore the need for environmental reform than a natural calamity?! What these out-of-towners would miss however is that the fires in the Everglades are part of the natural cycle of replenishment and growth. It is not a man-made disaster in need of government intervention.

This particular fire was set off by a storm that I drove through on Sunday, set off by lightning strikes. There is no legislation that can be offered to remedy a natural event. Drought cannot be blamed either, as this area has been inundated with heavy rain for over two weeks. Maybe there will be a new Democrat policy to limit lightning activity; this is a tall order, as our state is one of the most active areas in the world for lightning.

But no surprise to learn that the Homestead immigrant facility would be a favored media stop. Liz Warren did her posing and sounded rightfully outraged. She may prefer you not pay too close attention to her words, however. The first thing she did was refer to the facility as “A stain on our country,” and then she made the call for emergency border funding. Yes, Elizabeth — about that.

Let us first recall, for the better part of 2018, and months into this current year, most Democrats spent their time excoriating President Trump by saying there was no border crisis. Curious what has changed in the past few months, beyond a campaign being ramped up? Also, if this need for funding at the border was so crucial, why were you not in Washington D.C. the day prior? I ask because a crucial vote took place — regarding emergency border funding. (And also for the record, it was your party that voted against such funding, Ms. Warren.)

There is something else taking place when politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Super-PAC funded celebrity activist Alyssa Milano arrive and demand they be allowed inside this facility to disrupt the activities of the children. When they are complaining about conditions, and comparing the place to a concentration camp, know this — they are lying.

Having covered prior political chicanery concerning this particular location, I, at least, have something these bleating self-interested figures lack — insight. It was almost one year ago exactly, in the run-up for the mid-term election when politicians attempted to politicize this facility. Then Senator Bill Nelson and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stormed the location with a “surprise” visit, to see the horrors contained therein. Conveniently this was not a surprise for the dozens of electronic media who happened to arrive as well that morning.

After being rebuffed by the management, and told they could come back a few days later with a scheduled visit, the politicos feigned outrage. But eventually, they and select members of the press were allowed in. It seems they were disappointed in what they discovered inside — things were quite pleasant. Imagine being in a position where you are let down to find out children are being treated with care and kindness.

This location had previously been a Department Of Labor building, used for Job Corps activities. It was recommissioned to become a holding location for immigrant minors. This conversion began in 2015. That means this facility became a “stain on this nation” at the order of the Obama administration. Ms. Warren’s handlers may want to rework their language accordingly.

There are a number of hysterical Democrat-fed myths about this facility that get blasted to confetti with the facts. This is not a holding center where everyone is caged and sleeps on concrete floors. It is dormitory housing. Every child is provided with their own bed. They are fed three meals daily in the cafeteria. For protection, they are segregated by ages to avoid conflicts and abuses.

In defiance of Democrat declarations of withheld supplies, upon arrival, each child is assigned their bed, given at least five days worth of clothing, and is issued a hygiene kit. Their days involve a variety of activities. They receive schooling in select subjects and engage in art projects. They have ample time to play outside, and watching sports and movies is offered.

One New York Times reporter who toured the place noted that about the harshest condition she saw was a number of the children had sweaters. It turned out many were unaccustomed to the central air conditioning, inside this climate-controlled “concentration camp.

One other major talking point of the Dems was dispelled by the Miami Herald, which also had been at the location — that being these children have been wrested away from doting parents. At the time of the visit, there were 1,175 children being housed on location. Of that total, over 1,100 of them had come to the United States as unaccompanied minors. As you hear calls from the debate podium that these kids need to be released immediately, note that no moderators asked this follow-up question: Where would you release these children with no families?! The streets? Allow them to remain with the coyotes who brought them into our country?

The facts reported are that the average length of stay for the children inside Homestead is less than one month. In that time, either relatives in the states are located to take them in, or foster families are secured. In the meantime they are properly housed, cared for, and tended to. We are, in fact, doing the benevolent thing.

The attempt of the Democrats to offset responsibility onto Donald Trump and use falsified condition reports is both cynical and cravenly political. Trump did not sneak these facilities into existence to the surprise of the conveniently outraged. Conversion of government buildings into immigration centers began over ten years ago, and with the approval of Congress. Another attempted offset of blame concern what have been dubbed “baby jails”.

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It has been asserted that Trump has created buildings to house immigrant infants and toddlers. There have even been media reporting that the administration used the term “tender age facilities” to cloak what are these supposed jails for babies. Except, there are the recorded requests from the Health and Human Services Department requisitioning the construction — from 2010. They even employed the term “tender age” in the wording of the request.

These are details that the media is largely disinterested in correcting. The story of the government caring for children who arrive here without familial support is just not as good copy as a media-starved politician from the Bronx pretending to be wailing outside of a “concentration camp”. It is left to us to correct the record, it seems.

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In Convoluted Ruling, SCOTUS Blocks Citizenship Question on Census

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss preparing for the 2020 Census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The Trump administration acknowledged on Thursday that billions more dollars are “urgently needed” to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Two big decisions were handed down this morning. One of them entailed whether the administration could add the citizenship question back to the census, where it had resided for some 175 years.

SCOTUS decided not.

This is very complicated and I’m not going to try to describe in detail every aspect of the decision. There were multiple parts to this and multiple votes on those parts. The short of it is that SCOTUS ruled that the question itself is constitutional and does not violate the Census Act, but they also ruled that the Commerce Department did not give a sufficient explanation during judicial review, therefore, they can’t use the question.

The partial dissent pointed out the obvious problem with ruling something constitutional and then arbitrarily deciding it can’t be done anyway.

Justice Alito also hit back.

While theoretically, Commerce could just come up with a more fleshed out explanation and probably win the case, the timing of all this makes it unlikely. Printing has to start this month and it’s unlikely a lower court would rush a decision.

As best as I can tell, John Roberts was a defector once again.

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