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Scott Presler Gives Us An Update About the National Cleanup Effort and It’s Massive

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While many people complained about the trash and dilapidation of America’s bluest cities, Scott Presler rallied a ton of people — many of them Trump supporters — and went to go clean up the trash themselves.

From there, what started as an online call for action sprung into a massive movement that has cleaned up streets everywhere from Baltimore to Los Angeles, and it’s not stopping yet. Now, Presler has released a video telling us just how much he and his movement have cleaned up.

According to a tweet he sent out on Saturday, they’ve collected 29 tons of trash from Baltimore, 50 tons from LA, and now they’re heading to Chicago next month to help with the cleanup efforts there.

Presler reiterated in the video that he was first inspired to begin the cleanup effort when Trump began commenting about the trash problem in Baltimore. He also wonders why he, a man from Northern Virginia, is in places like homeless camps in Los Angeles cleaning the place up, while the elected leadership within the area is sitting around doing nothing.

Presler also urged people to not wait for him to come to their area, and instead begin a cleanup effort themselves.

Presler first began cleaning up in Baltimore in August and began a media frenzy thanks to the fact that many residents began expressing thankfulness for the help that their elected Democrat politicians were giving them.

(READ: Trump Supporters Clean Up West Baltimore As Thankful Residents Defy Media Narrative)

Since then, the left has done its absolute best to pretend Presler doesn’t exist. Mainstream media sources largely ignore the fact that a movement to clean up the streets of blue cities even exist.

Still, when tons of trash suddenly disappears off the streets, it’s hard not to notice. Presler movement is likely going to get some people questioning the Democrats they’ve been voting into office all this time, and like Baltimore residents, realize they’ve been largely forsaken and ignored.

Expect to see Presler’s work have some kind of effect in 2020.

If you’d like to help in Chicago, then Presler already has a way for you to join in on the cleanup effort.

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Saturday Funny: Chip Chip Interviews a Rino

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Toby Toons, the other RedState Cartoonist, and I have decided to publish one Saturday Funny Cartoon each every weekend. We’re hoping you will soon look forward to it. “Congressional Cuckoo” is his half of today’s Saturday Funny Cartoons.
Oh, and if you’re new to my toons, here is a link introducing the multi-colored dog cast of characters that I often use.

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Ted Danson And Jane Fonda Get Arrested In D.C. Over CLIMATE CHANGE.

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Wouldnt you love to have so much money that you could just hang out with people with none and act as you care so much about a cause they do? I bet Ted & Jane never bailed any of their fellow protestors out either.

Ted Danson and Jane Fonda were put into plastic zip-lock handcuffs for helping block traffic while protesting the not settled science of climate change, global warming and or global cooling. I’m sure these people would blame mankind on a meteorite hitting Earth also.

From the Daily Mail

Earlier in the day, Fonda and Danson were seen walking along signs that read ‘Climate Action Now’ and ‘Green New Deal Now’ – a nod to New York representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez’a proposed legislation to tackle climate change.

At one point, Fonda herself held a poster that read: ‘Get in Motion/Save our Ocean.’

The two were arrested during an event called Fire Drill Fridays, which are organized by Fonda in an effort to get politicians to address climate change.

Capitol Police released a statement on Friday afternoon that read: ‘Fonda and Danson were among 32 people arrested for allegedly unlawfully demonstrating in the intersection of East Capitol and First Streets.’

This is Fonda’s third arrest in two weeks being she is really motivated that pissing off commuters is going to make people think, ” YEAH, SAVE THEM WHALES” or something. According to reports, this is Danson’s first but it seems from the smile on his face he might be back also.

Now I get that these people mean well. Yet if any reporter went up to Ted & Jane and started asking specific questions about some of the earlier predictions that have not come true or how there are scientists now openly questioning how much of an effect humans have on this, they would be lost. I expect the rank & file not to know much they are just reading small clips or watching youtube videos.

The actors have so much money and time on their hands you would think they could bone up on some of this. I have previously covered this topic with these stories…

CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By Now.

and

CLIMATE SCARE FLASHBACK: Jimmy Carter Predicts We Run Out Of Oil By 2011

and CLIMATE SCARE FLASHBACK: Al Gore And An Inconvenient Forecast.

What these stories and countless others show is that there is NO scientific data that has been correct enough yet to say AH HA we have the formula and this is going to happen in X. Yet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is saying we are all going to be dead in 12 years. How can anyone take her seriously?

Jane and Ted can. Mostly because they are rich and bored and can be easily moved to tears with words written by other people. What they get paid to do.

I can’t wait what these two crazy kids do next. Maybe a sitcom on two meteorologists that keep getting the weather reports wrong.

I would watch. Maybe.

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Thanks Outrage Brigades: “Joker” Achieved Top-Grossing R-Rated Movie of All Time

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I think there’s something about the social justice warrior internet outrage brigades that just causes people to want to see what it is that has the hard-left so upset.

Hilariously, it used to have the opposite effect. Long ago, upsetting the SJWs would result in apology tours from artists and creators. Theaters may have even refused to show the movie. Nowadays, learning that you’ve disturbed the online wasp nest is the same as hitting triple sevens on the slot machine.

The latest outing from Todd Phillips and Joaquin Pheonix, the disturbing and dark movie “Joker,” has now achieved the throne for top-grossing R-rated movie of all time, and it was the number one target of pseudo-moral busybodies, SJWs, and leftist critics the world over.

The Hollywood Reporter has the details:

The Warner Bros. film has become the top-grossing R-rated film of all time, not adjusted for inflation, with a global box office haul of $788.1 million. It is expected to cross $800 million Friday or Saturday.

In other words, it’s well deserved.

Let me be clear. The movie is excellent. As I wrote in my review, this is a masterpiece of a movie that I think will be studied in film schools for years. How Phillips managed to pull off the kind of storytelling he did with the dark, gritty, depressing, and oppressing elements he used and keep it this watchable is something that amazed me.

(READ: Review: “Joker” Is A Superb Movie That I Never Want To See Again)

The film deserves this honor, and if the outrage from the left helped generate these sales totals, then all the better.

You’ll recall that the worry was that the story of Arther Fleck, a mentally disturbed man with a deep-seated wish for violence and a penchant for delusion, would cause incels to take up arms themselves and begin killing people left and right. They believed that in an era where we have Trump as the leader of the free world, this kind of movie would inspire violence.

They even began posting police and security guards outside theaters to make sure nothing bad happened.

They attacked it from every angle to the point where Phillips vocally spoke out against the PC police that were attacking his film relentlessly.

(READ: “Joker” Director Todd Phillips Smacks Social Justice Warriors And Their PC Culture)

And nothing bad did happen. Despite all the media pearl-clutching and doomsaying, no blood was ever spilled over the movie. The media didn’t get what it had been prophesying.

I’d even venture to say it didn’t get what it was hoping for. Nothing would have pleased the media more than spilled blood to report about, and the chance to say that it’s been right about this all along. Look at how they react whenever there is a shooting. The amount of finger-wagging and preaching they do before the bodies have even cooled shows just how eager they are.

Thankfully, the wishful thinking of the media never occurred.  “Joker” went on to great success and zero bloodshed.

This film is worth celebrating, not condemning. It deserves the success it’s achieved.

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BREAKING: Andrew McCabe Drops His Lawsuit Against the DOJ

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There’s noway this is a coincidence. The day after news breaks that Bill Barr and John Durham have elevated their probe into the Russia investigation into a criminal investigation, Andrew McCabe has now filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit.

This smells like him not wanting to keep kicking the hornets nest. He’s unlikely to get any leniency in his coming prosecution (which has reported as coming last month) if he’s suing the DOJ.

I can’t imagine the suckers who handed this guy over $500,000 through a GoFundMe feel too good about their investment. It’ll now be used to defend him in criminal court, not to teach Bill Barr a lesson in civil court.

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Epic Fail: Mizzou Athletics Attempt At Diversity Campaign Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

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The University of Missouri has been dealing with major public relations and social justice issues over the last few years, culminating in protests that led to the resignation of Mizzou’s president and promise to overhaul the “problematic” campus culture.

It looks like they may need to keep working on their social justice bonafides. On Wednesday, Mizzou’s athletic department sent out a …perplexing (to say the least) image across social media in an attempt to toot their own “inclusion” horn. How the image managed to make it all the way from the planning and design process to publication is incomprehensible.

The image features four athletes, all apparently touting their value beyond simply being student athletes. The intention seems to have been to show that the university values inclusion and racial diversity and also boasts a diversity in interests and talents. Sounds good, right?

What ended up being published seemed almost like parody.

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And then there was this image in a second stand-alone tweet.

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I actually double and triple checked to make sure this wasn’t indeed just a parody.

This is not parody.

To recap: at Mizzou white student athletes are future doctors and business people. Black student athletes are…black. Poor Caulin Graves doesn’t even get to be black, just “a brother”. *insert laughy-cry emoji here*

Chad-Jones Hicks doesn’t even seem to be on the athlete roster at Mizzou at all, but instead works in the ticketing offices according to The Riverfront Times. 

Similarly, Chad Jones-Hicks — who appears to not be a student athlete, but rather a “Ticket Office Assistant” according to Mizzou’s website — is shown stating only, “I value equality.”

Twitter wasn’t having it.

Mizzou responded by removing the tweet and apologizing.

Epic. Fail.

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Uh Oh! Rudy Giuliani Accidentally Dialed an NBC Reporter – Twice – and Left Three Minute Voicemails

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At 11 pm on October 16, Rudy Giuliani unintentionally called (butt-dialed) an NBC reporter he’d spoken to several hours before. The reporter was sleeping and the call went to voicemail.

When the reporter heard the message the next day, he or she heard Giuliani having a conversation with another person.

Giuliani is heard saying, “You know, Charles would have a hard time with a fraud case ’cause he didn’t do any due diligence.” It was difficult to hear the other man in the room.

Giuliani continues, “Let’s get back to business. I gotta get you to get on Bahrain…I’ve got to call Robert again tomorrow. Is Robert around?”

The man answers, “He’s in Turkey.”

Giuliani tells him, “The problem is we need some money…We need a few hundred thousand.”

The man says, “I’d say even if Bahrain could get, I’m not sure how good [unintelligible words] with his people.”

Giuliani answers, “Yeah, okay.”

The man tells him, “You want options? I got options.”

“Yeah, give me options.”

The message ended.

Unbelievably, Giuliani had made this same mistake several weeks earlier. This time the reporter was attending a family birthday party on a Saturday afternoon and the call went to voicemail.

The day before, the reporter had interviewed Giuliani. Several of his former colleagues had said “they believed he committed crimes in his effort to push the Ukrainians to launch an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden.”

On this message, Giuliani is heard speaking to one or more others. He is discussing the comments his former colleagues had made about him and tells the others,

(Note: One of Hunter Biden’s early business partners was Christopher Heinz, stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry. But Heinz objected to Hunter Biden’s decision to work for the Ukrainian gas company and ultimately cut ties with him. Heinz had nothing to do with the Chinese investment fund. But in the voicemail message, Giuliani is heard telling his friend that Kerry’s stepson was working for the same foreign entities that employed Hunter Biden. Giuliani was mistaken.)

Giuliani tells the others, “I expected it would happen. The minute you touch on one of the protected people, they go crazy. They come after you.”

A man says, “You got the truth on your side.”

Giuliani notes, “It’s very powerful.”

According to the reporter, Giuliani spends the entire three minutes railing against the Bidens. “He claims that Biden intervened to stop an investigation of a Ukrainian gas company because his son Hunter sat on the board, and that Hunter Biden traded on his father’s position as vice president to earn $1.5 billion from Chinese investors.”

Giuliani speaks:

There’s plenty more to come out. He did the same thing in China. And he tried to do it in Kazakhstan and in Russia…

It’s a sad situation. You know how they get? Biden has been been trading in on his public office since he was a senator…

When he became vice president, the kid decided to go around the world and say, ‘Hire me because I’m Joe Biden’s son.’ And most people wouldn’t hire him because he had a drug problem.

His son altogether made somewhere between 5 and 8 million. A 3 million transaction was laundered, which is illegal.

Last week, Hunter Biden said in an ABC News interview that he will step down from the board of the Chinese investment company that he joined in October 2017.

His partner was John Kerry’s stepson. Secretary of State and the vice president for the price of one.

They don’t want to investigate because he’s protected, so we gotta force them to do it.

And the Ukraine, they’re investigating him and they blocked it twice. So what the president was [unintelligible word], ‘You can’t keep doing this. You have to investigate this.’ And they say it will affect the 2020 election.

The recording ends. Mercifully.

In terms of damage, Giuliani didn’t say anything he hasn’t said a thousand times before on cable news shows. He didn’t divulge any state secrets. Nor did he discuss any illegal activities. He was having a business conversation with a colleague about cash needs.

Still, a man in his position must be more mindful of security issues. It’s ridiculous that this happened – twice.

This is a wakeup call (no pun intended) for Giuliani. He’s lucky nothing more sensitive was discussed. He may not be so lucky the next time.

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Democrats Soil Themselves At News of the Barr-Durham Criminal Investigation

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As I reported yesterday, the Barr-Durham probe into the origins of the Russia investigation has now transitioned into a full blown criminal investigation. What this means is the ability to compel testimony, empanel a grand jury, and subpoena documents. Before this change, cooperation was essentially voluntary.

There are some dots to connect here, which while still speculative, are becoming clearer as the days pass. This change to a criminal investigation came at exactly the same time the Inspector General announced his report was nearly ready for release. It’s fair to assume that it likely contains some criminal referrals. There’s also the news that broke earlier today that Lisa Page helped edit and retroactively date Flynn’s interview 302s. Was something illegal done with that? To the layman, it certainly seems improper and it’s a trail that will likely be followed.

Aside from the details, much of which have been reported by RedState over the past few days, one of the more humorous aspects of all this is seeing Democrats begin to soil themselves at the thought of possible corruption dealing with the Trump-Russia investigation.

Let’s start with the committee chairs at the forefront right now.

Yes, that’s Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, who are currently leading highly partisan investigations of the President complaining that Bill Barr is somehow a partisan. Keep in mind as well that John Durham is Barr’s top guy here and that he was appointed by Eric Holder to prosecute torture cases. He’s also got a history of mob busting. In other words, Durham is as far from a partisan as you’ll find at the DOJ. Democrats are purposely not attacking him directly, instead going after Barr, but the fact is that Durham is the one running this investigation on the ground.

Mark Warner, also known as Republican Sen. Burr’s boss, chimed in.

Notice the indication here that corruption should be brushed aside because it may somehow jeopardize “key international intelligence partnership.” He doesn’t expound of course, but his complaint seems rather hollow. If those partnerships include foul behavior, then they need to be jeopardized and if they are so weak that they can’t simply answer questions, then they weren’t worth much to begin with.

Barr has been before Congress many times. I’m sure he’d be happy to go again and embarrass those questioning him.

Here’s Dick Blumenthal, famous for lying about his service in Vietnam, ranting a bit.

Are you starting to see the trend? These people are nervous and their responses actually may be changing my mind a bit about whether something is going to come from this. People are starting to lawyer up and the political ramifications are obviously not good for Democrats. I do not think Durham would have moved to a criminal investigation if he didn’t have evidence in hand.

I’m old enough to remember when Democrats loved investigations until they suddenly didn’t. Many are on record asserting that if someone has nothing to hide, they should welcome being investigated. That was a very common theme throughout the Mueller ordeal. Now that the Obama administration is the target, including figures like Brennan, Clapper, and Comey, the flailing and consternation has begun.

The media are obviously losing it as well, doing their level best to the lay the groundwork for an “improper bias” narrative involving Barr’s work. You could see that in the Times report on this change last night. It’s all nonsense and should be ignored. While the left are going to do everything they can to muddy the waters, a lot of people are sleeping a little worse tonight.

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A $2 Drug Test Identified Bird Poop as Cocaine. But Law Enforcement Continues to Use it, and People are Being Wrongly Imprisoned

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Do you need a hit?

Of that white powder?

That Columbian booger sugar?

I’m talking, of course, about bird poop (they have lots of birds in Columbia).

If so, you might get arrested — for possession of cocaine.

According to a Vice report, cops across America have been using the same type of $2 test to determine whether any given suspicious substance is the ol’ 80’s standby or other illegal doorways to euphoria.

And that test has come up positive when supplied with bird droppings.

Additionally, it’s interpreted doughnut crumbs as meth and vitamins as oxycodone.

Man — that’s making want a dozen glazed meth.

In every case known to Vice, drug trafficking charges were eventually dropped, thanks to further testing by a state lab.

But the initial tests — known as “presumptive field tests” — have, as stated by Vice, “a history of being almost laughably wrong — if they weren’t putting people behind bars, even temporarily. And the follow-up lab tests that eventually clear people’s names can take weeks, if not months.”

During that interim, the article asserts, some who are innocent may be scared into accepting a plea deal rather than risking worse at trial.

Furthermore, those who can’t afford bail are stuck in jail as they decide which to do.

The article spotlights Cody Gregg, a homeless Oklahoma City man. He pleaded guilty, purportedly to get out of the city’s terrible lockup. He was charged with possession after a janky test identified powdered milk as Satan’s Snow.

The guy was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

It took nearly two months of jail time before he was cleared.

Claflin University Biology Professor Omar Bagasra insists, “You cannot indict somebody — put somebody in jail — over something you know has a very high rate of false positives.”

He knows a thing or two about it — he once partook in a Marijuana Policy Project study that determined a common field test wrongly identified spearmint, eucalyptus, and patchouli as the Devil’s Lettuce.

His research team pinpointed “the serious possibility of tens of thousands of wrongful drug convictions.”

To stress their point, the group repeatedly produced false positives before the National Press Club — from common substances such as chocolate bars.

As per a 2016 ProPublica investigation, the cheapo tests lead to thousands of arrests each year.

Fortunately, they’re frequently inadmissible in court, hence the follow-up in a proper lab.

But here’s how the little critters work: An officer drops a sample of something into a small pouch, then he breaks a capsule containing compounds which ignite a chemical reaction. A few moments later, your Kool-Aid Pixie Stick may have just snagged you a deuce in the joint.

The problems with the tests aren’t unknown to the powers that be, but they don’t always trickle down:

In 2000, the Justice Department issued guidelines requesting the tests’ manufacturers include warning labels telling cops that the tests could produce false positives and therefore require appropriate training. But ProPublica’s investigation found those guidelines were largely ignored. Newer, more accurate tests are available, but police departments don’t typically buy them because they can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

“If officers are not trained to get the message that a positive drug test is more equivocal than the label would make you think, you’ll have police officers thinking, ‘Positive means it’s definitely drugs,’” said Carl Takei, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality. Instead, a positive result means that the presence of drugs can’t be ruled out but should be weighed with plenty of other evidence before officers proceed.

The pouches’ flaws were considered — to a degree — amid the arrest of aforementioned homeless Cody Gregg:

Oklahoma City Police told VICE News that the officers did weigh other evidence in Gregg’s August arrest for possessing the powdered milk that tested positive for cocaine.

For example, Gregg had a prior history of drug convictions and ran from police when they attempted to stop him for a missing taillight on his bicycle. Once they retrieved the backpack he was carrying, they found the clear bag of a “white powdery substance” and a scale, too. All of those things factored into his arrest — not just the presumptive drug test.

Tulsa County public defender Natalie Leone claims she handles a drug case with false positives about once a month.

One such was that of Calamitous Carl:

This past May, Tulsa police found one of her clients, Carl Fisher, with a glass container of liquid that tested positive for meth in the field. Fisher, who’s homeless, was asleep in a car in a residential parking lot when officers approached him with guns drawn because they considered the car stolen. They tased him multiple times and dragged him out of the car, body-camera footage shows.

Fisher was arrested on drug charges, resisting arrest, and assault on a police officer. He was behind bars for nearly two months on what was initially a $160,000 bail before state lab results cleared him. He then remained in jail until October, when he agreed to plead no contest to the charge of resisting arrest.

So we’ve learned a few things: Firstly, don’t sleep in strange cars.

And as for your wacky substances, you’re out of luck initially, if a cheap test points the wrong way.

You may need to bolster your case to the popo. So maybe keep those vitamin bottles. And candy bar wrappers. And that doughnut box.

As it turns out, Mitch Hedberg was wrong:



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