web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "Front Page Stories" (Page 57)

Heartbreak: George Takei Decides He Will Not Move to Kentucky to Challenge ‘Cocaine Mitch’ After All

Westlake Legal Group CocaineMitch Heartbreak: George Takei Decides He Will Not Move to Kentucky to Challenge ‘Cocaine Mitch’ After All Social Media Politics North Carolina Mitch McConnell Kentucky Hollywood george takei Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Entertainment elections democrats Culture Congress Campaigns Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020

“Cocaine Mitch” graphic. Image via Team Mitch.

About a month ago, Star Trek actor and liberal icon George Takei pounced to the Twitter machine to express his frustration with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Takei, who has made no secret of his disdain for the Trump administration and Republicans in general, posted this about the man who is proud to call himself “the Grim Reaper”:

The National Republican Senate Committee got wind of the tweet, and trolled Takei back in response at the time using this infamous gif of McConnell:

PJ Media‘s Nicholas Ballasy caught up with Takei and his husband Brad Altman at a recent event and asked if Takei had made up his mind on whether or not to officially challenge McConnell:

Following his participation in the American Library Association’s annual conference on Monday, PJM asked Takei if he is going to run for Senate, but event organizers interrupted the interview before Takei could respond. However, Takei’s husband Brad Altman later said the Star Trek actor is not going to enter the Senate race in Kentucky against McConnell.

“He’s not running,” Mr. Altman said. “We’re not planning on moving to Kentucky.”

Oh, darn it.

McConnell has earned the ire of Democrats like Takei and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA). Earlier this month, Pelosi displayed a chart during a press conference the mocked McConnell’s embrace of the “Grim Reaper” nickname. The Senator’s response to Pelosi’s stunt was priceless:

“She’s got it right,” McConnell said, referring to Pelosi. “She’s got it absolutely right. For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi.”

“I am indeed the ‘Grim Reaper’ when it comes to the socialist agenda that they have been ginning up over the House with overwhelming Democratic support, and sending it over to America,” he added. “Things that would turn us into a country we have never been.”

Pelosi’s poster included a quote from McConnell, in which he called himself the “Grim Reaper” in regard to keeping some of the Democrats’ legislative priorities from reaching President Trump’s desk.

“None of those things are going to pass the Senate. they won’t even be voted on. So think of me as the Grim Reaper,” McConnell had said.

To date, McConnell has one 2020 primary challenger so far but no one on the Democratic side has formally declared. It was reported in March that Democrats were hoping to convince former Marine pilot Amy McGrath, a former House candidate, to challenge the longtime Senator.

————–
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

The post Heartbreak: George Takei Decides He Will Not Move to Kentucky to Challenge ‘Cocaine Mitch’ After All appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group CocaineMitch-300x167 Heartbreak: George Takei Decides He Will Not Move to Kentucky to Challenge ‘Cocaine Mitch’ After All Social Media Politics North Carolina Mitch McConnell Kentucky Hollywood george takei Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Entertainment elections democrats Culture Congress Campaigns Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Man Gets Interrogated by Police for Liking a ‘Transphobic’ Limerick on Twitter – It’s Recorded as a ‘Hate Incident’

Westlake Legal Group police-850054_1280-620x438 Man Gets Interrogated by Police for Liking a ‘Transphobic’ Limerick on Twitter – It’s Recorded as a ‘Hate Incident’ Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story

 

 

Wanna see where we may be headed? Consider a man’s alleged encounter with the British po-po…

In the UK lives a man named Harry Miller.

As per Metro.co.uk, Harry has a particular viewpoint: “Trans women are not women.”

On Twitter, there arose a post containing a limerick.

The poem appeared to mock transgenderism.

Harry “liked” the tweet.

Subsequently, he was interrogated by police for half an hour.

Harry told the officer he didn’t write the limerick.

The response:

“Ah. But you liked it and promoted it.”

The accused recalled, “Cop said he was in possession of 30 tweets by me.”

Harry asked the officer if any of the tweets contained criminal content.

The official replied that the limerick is “not a crime, but it will be recorded as a hate incident.”

Tell us more via social media, Hare.

Here we go:

‘The cop told me that he needed to speak with me because, even though I’d committed no crime whatsoever, he needed (and I quote) ‘to check my THINKING!’ Seriously. Honestly. Finally, he lectured me. Said, ‘Sometimes, a woman’s brain grows a man’s body in the womb and that is what transgender is.’ You can imagine my response. Lastly, he told me that I needed to watch my words more carefully or I was at risk of being sacked by the company for hate speech.”

Harry is the chairman of his company.

Previously, he was a police officer.

And presently on Twitter, his handle is “Harry the Owl – Limerick Criminal”:

He isn’t the only UK’er in trouble for his gendercentric ideas. Just see this marvel. Are we looking at America’s future?

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Protest Erupts At A Washington Drag Queen Story Hour, & One Claim Seems Too Insane To Be True. Is It?

Accused Burglar Throws Human Feces At The Judge In Court. Then The Jury Acquits Him

Woman Fearful For Her Life Turns Over Her Estranged Husband’s Guns To The Cops. She Gets Arrested For Grand Theft

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Man Gets Interrogated by Police for Liking a ‘Transphobic’ Limerick on Twitter – It’s Recorded as a ‘Hate Incident’ appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group police-850054_1280-300x212 Man Gets Interrogated by Police for Liking a ‘Transphobic’ Limerick on Twitter – It’s Recorded as a ‘Hate Incident’ Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Leaked Document Shows Google Employees Labeling Ben Shapiro, Prager U, and More as Nazis

Westlake Legal Group google-hq-620x320 Leaked Document Shows Google Employees Labeling Ben Shapiro, Prager U, and More as Nazis youtube Social Media silicone valley Prager U Politics Nazis Media Jordan Peterson Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story extreme left Ben Shapiro Allow Media Exception

A Google recently uncovered document shows Google employees plotting how to make certain figures they’ve termed Nazis — or at least figures considered a gateway to Nazism — be less visible on their platforms such as YouTube.

According to Project Veritas, the document was part of an email sent between the “transparency-and-ethics” group as part of their internal communications. Within, they label people such as Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson, Prager U, et al as Nazis with dog whistles.

“Today it is often 1 or 2 steps to Nazis,” reads the email. “If we understand that Prager U, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are Nazis using the dog whistles you mention in step 1. I can receive these communications regardless of the content of what I’m looking at, and I have recorded thousands of internet users sharing the same experience.”

“I don’t think correctly identifying far-right content is beyond our capabilities,” it continues. “But if it is, why not go with Meredith’s suggestion of disabling the suggestion feature?”

Westlake Legal Group D97QM4hXYAEy5xg Leaked Document Shows Google Employees Labeling Ben Shapiro, Prager U, and More as Nazis youtube Social Media silicone valley Prager U Politics Nazis Media Jordan Peterson Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story extreme left Ben Shapiro Allow Media Exception

Project Veritas pointed out that after its investigation kicked into high gear, Google Senior Executive Jen Gennai posted to Medium declaring that Google was politically neutral.

“Google has repeatedly been clear that it works to be a trustworthy source of information, without regard to political viewpoint. In fact, Google has no notion of political ideology in its rankings.”

Yet, here is documentation that proves its employees aren’t taking that mindset into planning how their platforms work at all.

Project Veritas’s investigative video on YouTube’s bias was taken down by YouTube, but it can still be viewed on BitChute.

Shapiro responded to the Google document’s release.

YouTuber Dave Rubin also spoke out against Google’s labeling of the group as Nazis, especially Jordan Peterson, whom Rubin knows well.

Story after story of Google’s political bias and attempts at censorship have been surfacing lately, but here we have solid evidence of just how extreme the ideological bent is. At no point has Shapiro, Prager U, or Peterson exhibited any kind of Nazism. In fact, two of these men are orthodox Jews.

The absurdity of the claims made by Google employees is only eclipsed by the fact that they’re using this standpoint as a way to justify censorship.

The post Leaked Document Shows Google Employees Labeling Ben Shapiro, Prager U, and More as Nazis appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Ben-Shapiro-300x214 Leaked Document Shows Google Employees Labeling Ben Shapiro, Prager U, and More as Nazis youtube Social Media silicone valley Prager U Politics Nazis Media Jordan Peterson Internet Google Front Page Stories Featured Story extreme left Ben Shapiro Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

AOC Shares Shots of Herself at the Border in Tone Deaf Display

Westlake Legal Group aoc-ocasio-cortez-1-620x348 AOC Shares Shots of Herself at the Border in Tone Deaf Display unaccompanied minors tone deaf Staged Politics Illegal Immigration Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story fake democrats CBP border AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Caricature by DonkeyHotey, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

While Democrats continue to hold up funding and keep CBP hostage as they attempt to handle the massive influx in illegal immigration, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing what’s really important.

Namely, she’s sharing glamour shots of herself from the border, some showing her head in her hand, others staring deeply into the camera.

Don’t kid yourself. These are completely staged and this photographer didn’t just happen to catch these on the fly. Noway do you get these kinds of posed shots, some with direct eye contact from close range, without AOC being aware. She was in on this. Notice that she is supposedly crying in a couple of shots yet there’s not a hint of a tear, red eye, or smudged makeup.

What exactly is she so upset by? We aren’t sure as all you see is a fence and a CBP patrol car. These were apparently taken in 2018 during the beginnings of the surge of migrant families. Due to the Flores Agreement, the Trump administration was hamstrung. They either had to allow unvetted, illegal immigrants to roam freely into the interior, or they had to put children in foster care after 20 days as cases were adjudicated. Eventually, after much misleading outcry in the media, Trump would back off his zero tolerance policy.

What AOC is doing here is just gross. It’s using the raw realities of illegal immigration, which requires detention (at least initially), as a stage to push staged pictures letting us know just how much she cares.

The truth is, her actions say she doesn’t care at all. She’s refusing to give CBP more beds, more funding, and more facilities in order to properly house these people. She won’t offer up any solutions at all. In fact, in all of her emotionally tinged, faux tweets she’s put out on this, she’s managed to not share a single idea on how to handle the situation.

This is a game to her and it’s why she’s such an awful politician, technically and morally.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post AOC Shares Shots of Herself at the Border in Tone Deaf Display appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group aoc-ocasio-cortez-2-300x200 AOC Shares Shots of Herself at the Border in Tone Deaf Display unaccompanied minors tone deaf Staged Politics Illegal Immigration Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story fake democrats CBP border AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Video: Trump Stirs the Biden Pot, Suggests There’s a Troubling Reason Why Obama Won’t Endorse His Former VP

Westlake Legal Group DonaldTrumpTheHill-620x355 Video: Trump Stirs the Biden Pot, Suggests There’s a Troubling Reason Why Obama Won’t Endorse His Former VP white house washington D.C. The Hill republicans Politics North Carolina Joe Biden Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post elections donald trump democrats Culture Campaigns Barack Obama Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020

President Donald Trump (R) is interviewed by “The Hill” – 6/24/19. Screen grab via The Hill.

Just one week after his official 2020 reelection campaign kickoff, President Trump is clearly in campaign mode and ready to ramp up his needling of current Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.

In a wide-ranging interview Trump did with The Hill on Monday, the President suggested that there may be a more concerning reason former President Obama is not endorsing Biden that goes beyond merely being respectful to the other candidates during the primary process:

“How he doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him — there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him,” Trump said outside the Oval Office. “He was the vice president. They seem to have gotten along. And how President Obama’s not endorsing him is rather a big secret,” Trump mused, adding, “Then he goes and lies and said, ‘I asked the president not to endorse me.’ Give me a break.”

Trump argued Biden made the assertion because “he’s embarrassed by the fact that Obama’s not endorsing him, so he goes out and says, ‘I asked President Obama not to endorse me.’ … So it could be that President Obama knows something, but there is something going on in that brain of his.”

Pressed on what exactly is going on in Biden’s brain, Trump said, “I think he’s off. He’s different. We’ve all known him a long time. I’ve seen him for a long time. Frankly, he looks different, he sounds different, and he thinks different. Other than that, I hope he does very well.”

Watch this segment of the interview below:

Biden frequently talks about Obama on the campaign trail, and not just in terms of what he says they accomplished, but also in terms of the personal friendship they developed over the 8 years they were in DC. It’s a calculated strategy on his part, reminding Democratic voters he was the VP to a man who is still very much loved in his party.

Related to that, political observers say that Biden’s time as Obama’s vice president is something the black community remembers fondly and takes into account.

But some commentators – both liberal and conservative – have suggested Biden also brings up Obama to insinuate to Democratic voters, without evidence, that if Obama “could” endorse anyone prior to the start of the primaries, it would be him.

This tweet was viewed as a prime example of that:

As Fox News notes, Trump has been trying to get under Biden’s skin since he officially announced his candidacy back in April:

Trump and Biden repeatedly have traded blows since the former vice president entered the 2020 race, with the president frequently dismissing his potential opponent as “sleepy”.

Trump even said he would prefer to run against Biden rather than face another campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Trump, who has continued to launch criticisms at Clinton even after he defeated her in the 2016 presidential race, recently offered rare praise of the former secretary of state while once again labeling Biden as “sleepy.”

“I actually think that Hillary Clinton was a great candidate. She was very smart. She was very tough. She was ruthless and vicious,” Trump said during an interview that aired this past Sunday on NBC News’ “Meet The Press.” “[Biden’s] sleepy. She was not sleepy.”

Biden is set to take the debate stage in Miami Thursday night. Should be interesting to see what he has to say about Trump’s comments – and what Trump will say in turn if he decides to live-tweet the debates.

—————–
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

The post Video: Trump Stirs the Biden Pot, Suggests There’s a Troubling Reason Why Obama Won’t Endorse His Former VP appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group DonaldTrumpTheHill-300x172 Video: Trump Stirs the Biden Pot, Suggests There’s a Troubling Reason Why Obama Won’t Endorse His Former VP white house washington D.C. The Hill republicans Politics North Carolina Joe Biden Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post elections donald trump democrats Culture Campaigns Barack Obama Allow Media Exception 2020 Elections 2020   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Tyler Perry Gives Amazing Acceptance Speech, Rejects “#OscarsSoWhite” Controversy and Promotes Self-Reliance

Westlake Legal Group 4a9de30d-e138-4cd8-b5a3-8fe3be5b040b-620x317 Tyler Perry Gives Amazing Acceptance Speech, Rejects “#OscarsSoWhite” Controversy and Promotes Self-Reliance Tyler Perry Self-reliance Media Madea Hollywood Front Page Stories Featured Story Entertainment black community award show #OscarsSoWhite

One of the constant criticisms of Hollywood is that it’s not diverse enough. While I’m not even remotely convinced of that, some in the acting industry take the issue very seriously, and fair enough. I’m not in that industry so it may be a different story behind the scenes. It’s just hard to justify the claim when I can see evidence to the contrary on my own.

Also, just a side note, taking Hollywood awards seriously is a bad idea. It’s more about politics than talent.

Madea creator Tyler Perry, regardless of his belief, isn’t going to let anything like that trip him up. The filmmaker/entrepreneur is too busy forging his own path and rejecting the victimhood status that so many in the modern era put on themselves in order to get a step up.

During an acceptance speech at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night for the Ultimate Icon Award, Perry, as IndieWire put it, “made the themes of ownership, self-reliance and opening doors for others the cornerstones of his nearly four-minute speech.”

Perry started by talking about how helping others is precisely what drove him to be where he is now, recalling a heartfelt story about how he helped an old man cross a six-lane road and connected that to helping his mother “cross” from the pain she experienced from her abuse at the hands of Perry’s father.

“When I started hiring Taraji, Viola Davis, and Idris Elba, they couldn’t get jobs in this town but God blessed me to be in a position to be able to hire them,” Perry said. “I was trying to help somebody cross.”

This desire to help lead Perry to build a studio in Georgia where a Confederate base once stood according to IndieWire:

That obligation to helping others cross led to his building his own massive studio in one of Atlanta’s poor neighborhoods, which also happened to be the grounds of a former Confederate Army base. It’s a doubly symbolic move that serves as both an inspiration for young black children, but also, as he put it: “[it] meant there were Confederate soldiers on that base, plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million negroes enslaved. Now, that land is owned by one negro,” Perry said, as the Microsoft Theater audience stood while applauding.

This led to Perry talking about the “#OscarsSoWhite” controversy, which he dismissed in light of something bigger.

“While everybody was fighting for a seat at the table, talking about ‘Oscars so white – Oscars so white,’ I said ‘y’all go ahead and do that. While y’all are fighting for a seat at the table, I’ll be down in Atlanta building my own.’”

This was received pretty warmly by the crowd.

“Because what I know for sure is that if I could just build this table then God would prepare it for me in the presence of my enemies,” continued Perry.

“Rather than be an icon I want to be an inspiration,” added Perry.

The post Tyler Perry Gives Amazing Acceptance Speech, Rejects “#OscarsSoWhite” Controversy and Promotes Self-Reliance appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group 4a9de30d-e138-4cd8-b5a3-8fe3be5b040b-300x153 Tyler Perry Gives Amazing Acceptance Speech, Rejects “#OscarsSoWhite” Controversy and Promotes Self-Reliance Tyler Perry Self-reliance Media Madea Hollywood Front Page Stories Featured Story Entertainment black community award show #OscarsSoWhite   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Nancy Pelosi on U.S. Immigration Laws: ‘In terms of interior enforcement…what’s the point?’

Westlake Legal Group Nancy-Pelosi-620x349 Nancy Pelosi on U.S. Immigration Laws: ‘In terms of interior enforcement…what’s the point?’ President Trump Nancy Pelosi migrants immigration Illegal Immigration Ice Front Page Stories Featured Story Dreamers democrats Congress Allow Media Exception

 

Please watch the following 30 second clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticizing President Trump’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on illegal immigrants. She spoke at a “Speaker in the House” event hosted by New York Rep. Grace Meng. The deportation operation was scheduled to take place last weekend, however it was called off after information about specific locations was leaked.

The plan had called for about 2000 illegals who have failed to comply with court orders to leave the U.S.  Each had been offered legal assistance and a 30-day pass in February.

Here is what Pelosi had to say:

When I saw that the president was going to have these raids, I mean it was so appalling. It’s outside the circle of civilized human behavior to just be kicking down doors, splitting up families, and the rest of that, in addition to the injustices that are happening at the border. We have legislation to go forward to address those needs, but in terms of interior enforcement, what’s the – what’s the point?

The most powerful Democrat in the U.S. government, the leader of the House of Representatives, which is charged with passing legislation asks “what is the point” of enforcing U.S. immigration laws?

Because we are a nation of laws Nancy and generally, we follow the existing laws until Congress passes new ones.

In the video below, Pelosi discusses her Friday evening phone call with the President. She said she told him that,  “a violation of status is not a reason for deportation.” She told her audience,

That’s just not so. If you have some case you want to make about somebody who’s been accused … that has nothing to do with violation of status because then we’re talking about over 10 million people who may be subjected to this treatment, and what we need there is comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

Later on she added, “You cannot be ignoring the rights of immigrants to our country.”

Actually Nancy, a violation of status is a reason for deportation.

Pelosi’s comments were echoed by 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

Host Margaret Brennan asked, “There are ICE raids set to start Sunday morning. Estimates of some 2000 people or so who will be targeted, is this appropriate?”

Sanders replied, “No, it’s not. It is absolutely not appropriate.”

Brennan questioned him further. “But specifically on this point, the two thousand that are supposed to be targeted haven’t shown up for a court date so essentially they’re- they’re not following the asylum process. The legal standards when they’re here. So should they be prosecuted, should they be deported?”

Bernie responded, “I don’t- I don’t like this deportation thing at all and I think Trump uses this as a beginning to do worse things to come.”

Two long-time lawmakers have criticized the President for enforcing U.S. laws? One questions the point of the laws. The other says he doesn’t “like this deportation thing at all.” And many others share this view.  They just don’t state it quite so bluntly.

Just one question. If lawmakers are allowed to pick and choose which laws to enforce, what’s the point of enforcing any laws?

The post Nancy Pelosi on U.S. Immigration Laws: ‘In terms of interior enforcement…what’s the point?’ appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Nancy-Pelosi-300x169 Nancy Pelosi on U.S. Immigration Laws: ‘In terms of interior enforcement…what’s the point?’ President Trump Nancy Pelosi migrants immigration Illegal Immigration Ice Front Page Stories Featured Story Dreamers democrats Congress Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Don Jr: Thanks to Their Deployment of Troops to the Border, Mexico is Doing More to Protect America Than Democrats

Westlake Legal Group ap-donald-trump-jr-620x477 Don Jr: Thanks to Their Deployment of Troops to the Border, Mexico is Doing More to Protect America Than Democrats Uncategorized Politics Partisanship national guard Mexico Illegal Immigration Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump jr donald trump democrats Congress Border Wall Funding border security Allow Media Exception

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens as his son Don Trump, foreground, speaks at a campaign rally in New Orleans, Friday, March 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

On Monday, I covered Mexico’s deployment of 15,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border (see much more here).

Well, leave it to Donald Trump Jr. to tweet out a zinger lambasting the Left in the light of Mexico’s assistance.

As news of the country’s move broke, Jr. posted the following:

“Mexico doing more to protect America than Democrats. The Dems have lost their way… they are not your grandfather’s Democrat party any longer and haven’t been for far too long.”

He’s certainly right that what defines the Democratic Party has changed to a jaw-dropping degree.

For an easy view into the Dems of yore, just check this out:



And that guy, at the time, was considered a very Democrat Democrat.

So what the heck happened?

It seems to me that, in addition to moving toward open borders ideologically and maneuvering for the sake of acquiring the Hispanic vote, the party has traded principle for politics. In my opinion, congressional Democrats have decided their responsibility, above all, is to be the opposition party to the Republican presidency. He wants border security? No way, no how, no matter how it affects the nation.

That’s the way it appears to me, from the bleachers.

Am I right?

Either way, Don Jr. has an interesting point. And Mexico’s decision is a victory lap for Trump:

Yep.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Man Jailed For Making Restaurant Bomb Threat Claims He Was Referring To His Imminent Bowel Movement

Teenager Tells His Teacher There Are Only 2 Genders. The School Suspends Him For Not Being ‘Inclusive’ (VIDEO)

Kevin Hart And His Wife Are Attacked By The Social Justice Mob Over Child’s Birthday Party

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. 

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Don Jr: Thanks to Their Deployment of Troops to the Border, Mexico is Doing More to Protect America Than Democrats appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group ap-donald-trump-jr-300x231 Don Jr: Thanks to Their Deployment of Troops to the Border, Mexico is Doing More to Protect America Than Democrats Uncategorized Politics Partisanship national guard Mexico Illegal Immigration Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump jr donald trump democrats Congress Border Wall Funding border security Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Here’s a Compilation of Trump Accuser E. Jean Carroll’s Comments, Decide For Yourself

Westlake Legal Group Screen-Shot-2019-06-25-at-9.56.32-AM Here’s a Compilation of Trump Accuser E. Jean Carroll’s Comments, Decide For Yourself Sexual Assault Rape questions Politics O New York Magazine Media Interviews Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story E. Jean Carroll donald trump democrats CNN book

Last week, a story broke in New York Magazine (which was actually an excerpt from an upcoming book) claiming that President Donald Trump committed rape in a dressing room back in the mid-90s. The author of that book and writer of the article is E. Jean Carroll. She’s also the accuser in this case.

You can read the details of the original claim here.

Given that this is a claim of rape (or something approaching it), initial reactions were that it should be taken seriously. I agree. You can’t just dismiss someone out of hand because they hold different partisan viewpoints, of which Jean Carroll certainly does if you are on the right.

Judgement of credibly comes over time, just as it did with Christine Ford during the Kavanaugh ordeal, and I think we have enough information now for people to begin making up their own minds.

Here’s a compilation of some of the things she’s said in several interviews over the last few days as well as some refusals she’s made to try to substantiate her story.

When asked if she’ll press charges…

Aside from the general oddity, that answer places current politics on the forefront of her mind, something you wouldn’t expect from someone in the middle of recounting their own rape.

When asked what she wish she’d said to Trump at the time, this was her response.

Again, we see partisan politics on the forefront of her mind.

After claiming she still has the unlaundered dress, she was asked if she’d get it tested.

She claims she wanted Donald Trump to try on lingerie over his pants.

In her latest interview, she described rape as something people feel is sexy.

That exchange had CNN running to commercial.

No comment on this next one…

Even in settings such as the one with CNN’s Alyson Camerota, where the host was clearly coaching and guiding her to say certain things, Jean Carroll’s statements are all over the place and just strange. See The Daily Wire for more quotes from that specific interview.

Jean Carroll has also joked about rape in the past.

Other oddities about this story include that no major outlets covered it early on. Coverage is only starting to trickle in now but they are framed as reaction pieces. “Why aren’t more people paying attention to this” type writings while not dealing with the actual accusations much at all. What does that say about the corroboration available?

On the topic of motivation, as mentioned earlier, this is all being rolled out as part of a book she’s selling where she claims to have been raped by 6 different powerful men, all at different times in unrelated settings. How did this story about Trump not come out during 2016?

Finally, while Jean Carroll claims to have told two people who can “contemporaneously corroborate” her claims, both remain completely anonymous and she won’t ask them to come forward to back her up.

I’ve purposely chosen to go light on the editorializing in this piece.

Decide for yourself.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post Here’s a Compilation of Trump Accuser E. Jean Carroll’s Comments, Decide For Yourself appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Screen-Shot-2019-06-25-at-9.56.32-AM-300x171 Here’s a Compilation of Trump Accuser E. Jean Carroll’s Comments, Decide For Yourself Sexual Assault Rape questions Politics O New York Magazine Media Interviews Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story E. Jean Carroll donald trump democrats CNN book   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Why Are Some Republicans Looking to Add More Government to Health Care?

Republicans spent nearly a decade promising to rid us of the incredibly terrible law known as Obamacare.

And with very good reason.

Obamacare stripped millions of people of their insurance.  For those who survived that mass slaughter – Obamacare doubled the average insurance premium and tripled the average insurance deductible.

This after its namesake promised over and over and over again “If you like your health care plan – you can keep your health care plan.”  And promised over and over and over again premium reductions of $2,500 per year.

The woefully misnamed  “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” – was a regulatory nightmare mess.

Jonathan Gruber – the guy who wrote the mess – said this was intentional.  That the Obamacare legislative process’ “lack of transparency (was) a huge political advantage.”  And that besides, We the People are “too stupid to understand” it.

Gruber made the mess a mess – so that we would then move on to government-only medicine.  Which the Left has now embraced as Medicare for All.

Never mind the fact Medicare – as currently constituted – is at least $38 trillion short.

Never mind the fact that Medicare – as currently constituted – pays health care providers abysmally.

Which is why more and more providers – refuse to see Medicare patients.

And the providers who do see Medicare patients – charge those of us with private insurance significantly more for the same procedures to make up the government shortfall:

“Medicaid and Medicare pay significantly less than the cost of providing health-care products and services….

“As the federal deficit grows, the federal government often makes cuts to Medicaid and Medicare. This translates to a decrease in the revenue doctors and hospitals receive….

“Cost shifting occurs when a hospital or other health-care provider charges an insured patient more than it does (a Medicare/Medicaid) patient for the same procedure or service.

“Those with health insurance, in effect, pay for the financial loss hospitals incur when they provide services to (Medicare/Medicaid patients).”

Westlake Legal Group iphone-021-620x422 Why Are Some Republicans Looking to Add More Government to Health Care? senator lamar alexander republicans Politics Policy Obamacare News medicare for all lower health care costs act of 2019 law Health Care Government Front Page Stories Front Page Economy democrats Business & Economy Bipartisanship bipartisan

The private sector has been massively subsidizing government medicine – ever since government medicine was first imposed.

So when people like Senator Bernie Sanders claim Medicare is cheaper than the private sector – they are either incredibly ignorant or lying their faces off.  It’s a good thing these people are looking to commandeer control of the entire health care sector.

So if we go to government-only Medicare for All – there is nowhere left to cost shift.  And then we start rationing medicine.  And quite quickly arrive at Sarah Palin’s death panels.

The distilled lesson from the last decade – and the last half-century-plus – is:

More government means less health coverage – for a whole lot more money.

So with that lesson learned – and tens of thousands of electoral wins earned based upon promising us less government in medicine – why are some Republicans looking to do this?

The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 Aims to Deliver Better Health Care Outcomes and Better Health Care Experiences at Lower Costs:

“Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019–bipartisan discussion draft legislation to reduce health care costs.”

“‘There’s one issue I hear a lot about from Tennesseans, and it is, “What are you going to do about the health care costs I pay for out of my own pocket?” Well, we’ve got an answer,’ said Chairman Alexander.”

No, Senator Alexander – you absolutely do not have “an answer.”

To paraphrase the late, great Ronald Reagan:

“In this present health care crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem.”

Did Senator Alexander sleep entirely through the last decade?

Obamacare was supposed to lower health insurance costs.  It doubled and tripled them.

Medicare only lowers costs – by dramatically screwing health providers AND private insurance holders.

And in the face of all this government failure – out comes Senator Alexander waving a piece of legislation and proclaiming “We’ve got an answer.”

No, Senator – you don’t.

The only legislation that would begin to address this nightmare mess – is legislation rolling back the massive incursions into private medicine government has for decades made.

Senator Alexander’s bill – is yet another government incursion further into private medicine.

Please, Senator:

Don’t just do something – stand there.

The post Why Are Some Republicans Looking to Add More Government to Health Care? appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group iphone-021-300x204 Why Are Some Republicans Looking to Add More Government to Health Care? senator lamar alexander republicans Politics Policy Obamacare News medicare for all lower health care costs act of 2019 law Health Care Government Front Page Stories Front Page Economy democrats Business & Economy Bipartisanship bipartisan   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com