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Elizabeth Warren 2007 Calls Out Elizabeth Warren 2019: Is Warren Telling Another Story That Doesn’t Add Up?

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) likes to tell stories about her life.

We all were treated to the stories about her Native American heritage that then became such a boondoggle for her after DNA tests proved she wasn’t much more Native American than the average white American. People then trolled her with the hashtag “1/1024,” the number the test indicated that could possibly be how much Native American ancestry she has.

Now, apparently another one of her stories about her past is taking a hit. And the hit is coming from Elizabeth Warren herself.

The Democratic presidential candidate has a story that she regularly tells now about how she was let go for being “visibly pregnant” when she taught as a special needs teacher.

According to Tommy Christopher at Mediaite, Elizabeth Warren told the story again this week.

“By the end of the first year, I was quite visibly pregnant and the principal didn’t invite me back for the next school year, ” she says on the video at Mediaite. “So I found myself at home with a baby. Yup, those were the days,” seemingly referencing discrimination against pregnant women in careers at the time.

Except Elizabeth Warren 2007 appears to tell a different tale than does Elizabeth Warren 2019, says Christopher and doesn’t mention any discrimination because she was pregnant but indicated the reason she didn’t continue was because she didn’t have the education courses needed. Mediaite has that video as well.

But in a March 8, 2007 interview with Harvard Law Professor Leo Gottlieb, Warren made it clear that such discrimination had nothing to do with the loss of that teaching job.

Warren told Gottlieb how she had earned a full scholarship to George Washington University at 16, and graduated with a degree in speech pathology and audiology, and didn’t mention the commuter college that has become another pillar in her bio. She then explained that she left her public school job after one school year because she lacked the educational credentials to qualify for a permanent position, and that she decided on her own to abandon the calling.

I was married at nineteen and graduated from college after I’d married, and my first year post-graduation I worked in a public school system with the children with disabilities. I did that for a year, and then that summer I didn’t have the education courses, so I was on an “emergency certificate,” it was called. I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, “I don’t think this is going to work out for me.”

So will anyone in MSM be asking Warren about this apparent discrepancy in her stories?

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Death Threat: ISIS Arrests Have Surged in the U.S.

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In this June 16, 2014 photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group’s flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. Flush with cash the the Islamic State fix roads, police traffic, administer courts, and have even set up an export system of smuggled crude from oil fields they control. (AP Photo, File)

 

 

Whoa.

Not good news: Domestic terror arrests are on the rise.

According to a report by George Washington University’s Program of Extremis (POE), since September 3rd, police departments and the FBI have taken into custody 24 people for ISIS-related offenses.

What’s more, in the first eight months of the year, such arrests doubled those comprising the entirety of 2018.

Researcher Andrew Mines explained to The Washington Free Beacon that one possible explanation for the increase is a migration of the organization from its previous focus on Iraq and Syria (hence its name). Presently, ISIS is widening its wings:

“ISIS’s messaging received a revamp with the end of the physical caliphate. They were taking a lot of hard hits throughout 2018 but with this kind of steady decline and now this resurgence through different affiliates through the globe, the messaging now is both remaining but also expanding, spreading throughout the globe.”

In 2019, the terrorist group suffered at the hands of a U.S.-led coalition. Home bases in Syria and Iraq were destroyed, and President Trump declared victory.

However, the collective has launhed attacks in Russia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

In 2018, a White House paper noted the killer cabal’s resiliency:

Despite many setbacks, ISIS maintains a sophisticated and durable media and online presence that allows it to encourage and enable sympathizers worldwide to conduct dozens of attacks within target countries, including the United States. The increase in attacks by persons mobilized to violence in the United States underscores the ability of ISIS to inspire terrorist attacks.

Due to the U.S.’s success in the Middle East combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Andrew suggested we could be looking at more carnage in our states:

“When that [ISIS] territory is shrinking and the international community is closing down the gateways and becoming a lot more savvy with how individuals are able to use different travel routes and entry points into countries [with ISIS presence,]…the messaging from the top is going to be that domestic attacks are a more viable option.”

So what kind of threat are we facing? As an example of the arrests this year, a green-card-carrying Bangladeshi planned to arm himself with a Glock and suicide vest and “die fighting like a man” in an attack on Times Square.

Additionally, U.S. Army infantryman Mark Domingo plotted to make murderous mayhem at a rally in Long Beach, California using an IED (see my coverage of that story here).

Perhaps mercifully, the uptick in sinister intent is spiced with the involvement of smaller-time — and, hopefully, easier to stop — amateurs, as observed by James Caragano, a national security expert for the Heritage Foundation:

“We’re not seeing anything like 9/11-style planning, which would be a real red flag. We’re not seeing sleeper cells or guys being shipped over here to organize activities.”

But growth isn’t exclusive to the U.S. — since Trump pulled troops from the region, the Defense Department indicates ISIS is slowly swelling in the Middle East, as well.

So what’s the future of terrorism? Whtever it may be, Jams Caragano says it’s a must to take partisanship out of the fight:

“You see this huge movement on the Left that wants to say ‘oh we are seeing much more domestic terrorist attacks from white supremacists.’ Part of the reason we are seeing that is we are very good at targeting transnational threats. We have to keep doing that, not take the focus off that important national security threat.”

-ALEX

 

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Trump Hits Back At Mitt Romney and Pearls Are Clutched

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FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, Donald Trump greets Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, after announcing his endorsement of Romney during a news conference in Las Vegas. Trump is endorsing Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

If you get on GOP Twitter right now, you’ll witness a distinct division among most Republicans who simply do not like Mitt Romney and those who consistently act like it’s an affront to human decency if you criticize him.

Here’s what Romney had to say yesterday regarding Trump and Ukraine.

And here’s Trump’s response.

The rules are as follows. Romney is always allowed to go after Trump, even before all the facts are in. He can virtue signal his pants off, use words like “appalling,” and make bold proclamations with immunity. But the moment someone goes back at him, it’s automatically responses like this.

I’m seriously starting to think a certain segment of Republicans have a bot that runs in the background of their accounts and anytime Romney is criticized, a post calling him a “good man” is immediately put up.

And that’s the divide illustrated. Some are obsessed with decorum and the idea that Romney is above reproach. Other’s see him as the opportunistic, flip-flopping politician that he is. Let’s not forget that Romney was once unabashedly pro-choice and still supports Roe v. Wade. This is the guy who invented the Obamacare scheme and then opposed it when he ran for President. But he’s “good” because he generally carries himself in a way that makes Bill Kristol happy.

At some point, the Republican establishment class are going to have to accept the fact that Mitt Romney is never going to be a thing again. No matter how many times they tell themselves that Romney would have won in 2016 and Trump only won because Hillary, we aren’t going back. People simply do not like the pompous nature with which he carries himself.

Perhaps the worst part about Romney is how much of a coward he is when it comes to going after anyone but Donald Trump. That’s the easy thing to do. Bashing Trump gets you back slaps on CNN and praise from Morning Joe. There’s nothing brave about mouthing off about the President. What would be brave is Romney putting out a tweet going after Schiff for lying last week and telling Wolf Blitzer that he’s a sucker for having Schiff do it to his face. But did he do that? Of course he didn’t, just like he never put out a tweet criticizing the Obama administration’s behavior in 2016.

But if Trump does something, he’s always there to give his two cents. Most Republicans tired of this game a very long time ago. We notice when the virtue signaling only goes in one direction and it should surprise no one when we don’t respond well to it.

Robby Starbuck put a thread out expressing a common sentiment.

Anyone that thinks Romney is sincere in his one-sided, select criticism of Trump is kidding themselves. This, like everything throughout Romney’s career, is simply about politics and power. He believes he can ride this storm out and keep his hands clean, somehow regaining prominence after 2020. It’s not going to happen and voters will make sure of it.

I’ll end by pointing out the hypocrisy here as well. The same people defending Romney for attacking Trump have repeatedly cited Reagan’s “11th commandment” to assert that Trump shouldn’t  criticize other Republicans. Why doesn’t Romney have to abide by that one? I think we know the answer.

While some are clutching their pearls, I’ve not no problem with Trump hitting back at Romney. The Utah Senator is welcome to not tweet if he doesn’t want to be responded to.

 

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‘The Color Purple’ Actress Loses Her Job Over Posting a Quote from the Bible

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Earlier this year, actress Seyi Omooba landed a role in the musical The Color Purple. She was set to take the stage in Leicester and Birmingham, England.

But between acing the audition and opening the show as the character Celie, she hit a snag: An old Facebook entry by the up-and-comer turned up and up in smoke went the opportunity.

Via Twitter, an actor appearing in the West End’s Hamilton called her out over the 2014 post, which he’d screencapped.

Here’s how The Daily Mail summed it up:

In a discussion about homosexuality, she had written: ‘It is clearly evident in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 what the Bible says on this matter. I do not believe you can be born gay and I do not believe homosexuality is right…’

The sender was Aaron Lee Lambert, who stars in the West End production of Hamilton.

He particularly objected to her views because the character of Celie is seen by some readers as being gay.

He asked in his tweet: ‘Do you still stand by this post? Or are you happy to remain a hypocrite? Seeing as you’ve now been announced to be playing an LGBTQ character, I think you owe your LGBTQ peers an explanation. Immediately.’

A day later, her agent called.

Seyi was told “not to speak to the media and to keep [her] head down.”

She says showhouse got in on it, too:

“Later, I was urged by the theatre and my agency to not only retract my post but apologise for what it said.”

The rather green actress was in quite a pickle.

In the end, she couldn’t “lie just to keep a job.” Her faith was more important to her.

The role slipped from her hands, as did her agent.

She reached out for six other agents for new representation, but only one responded. They said she was “talented but misguided.”

Queerty ran the headline “Homophobic Actress Seyi Omooba Dropped from Upcoming Production of The Color Purple.”

That can’t help one’s career in theater.

The branded thesbian’s planning to sue her former agents and the Curve Theatre for breech of contract.

She doesn’t believe she did anything wrong:

“I just quoted what the Bible says about homosexuality, the need for repentance, but ultimately God’s love for all humanity. I stand by what I wrote, but had I known that it would have come to this, I would have set my account to the privacy mode.”

The world certainly looks to be changing — not long ago, society seemed to operate much more on a civil “agree to disagree” basis.

These days, the culture looks to be getting chiseled into proper form by those tools demanding adherence to a particular point of view.

Still, Seyi informed the Mail she has gay friends on her side:

“I have support from actors that I’ve worked with, including those in same-sex relationships, who say that even though they don’t agree with my views, they know that I’m not hateful or malicious.”

She’s being represented by the Christian Legal Centre, who called Seyi’s canning cold:

“This story sends a chilling message that if you express mainstream biblical views, you will be punished and lose your career if you do not immediately renounce your beliefs.”

There’s room in the world for all kinds of beliefs. All kinds of convictions. And within those, there’s room for friends. Red and Blue can co-exist.

In fact, they already do — in the Color Purple.

-ALEX

 

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NBC Throws Another Half-Baked Allegation Against President Trump

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Just when you thought Robert Mueller’s report had put the fabulists, con artists, and outright liars in the mainstream media out of the limelight, along comes another contrived bullsh** conspiracy theory to bring them back to center stage.

This one is from NBC’s Ken Dilanian. Back in 2014, he was revealed to basically be an unpaid asset of the CIA. During the Russia Hoax, he acquired the nickname “Fusion Ken” because it was obvious that he was Fusion GPS’s go-to guy to plan conspiracy theories. So with the close ties to the CIA and Fusion GPS it is hardly a shock that he was the lead writer on CIA’s top lawyer made ‘criminal referral’ on whistleblower’s complaint about Trump conduct.

Weeks before the whistleblower’s complaint became public, the CIA’s top lawyer made what she considered to be a criminal referral to the Justice Department about the whistleblower’s allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office in pressuring the Ukrainian president, U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell NBC News.

The move by the CIA’s general counsel, Trump appointee Courtney Simmons Elwood, meant she and other senior officials had concluded a potential crime had been committed, raising more questions about why the Justice Department later declined to open an investigation.

The phone call that Elwood considered to be a criminal referral is in addition to the referral later received as a letter from the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community regarding the whistleblower complaint.

Justice Department officials said they were unclear whether Elwood was making a criminal referral and followed up with her later to seek clarification but she remained vague.

Elwood, the CIA’s general counsel, first learned about the matter because the complainant, a CIA officer, passed his concerns about the president on to her through a colleague. On Aug. 14, she participated in a conference call with the top national security lawyer at the White House and the chief of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

On that call, Elwood and John Eisenberg, the top legal adviser to the White House National Security Council, told the top Justice Department national security lawyer, John Demers, that the allegations merited examination by the DOJ, officials said.

According to the officials, Elwood was acting under rules that a report must occur if there is a reasonable basis to the allegations, defined as “facts and circumstances…that would cause a person of reasonable caution to believe that a crime has been, is being, or will be committed.”

A DOJ official said Attorney General William Barr was made aware of the conversation with Elwood and Eisenberg, and their concerns about the president’s behavior, in the days that followed.

The CIA general counsel either made a criminal referral or she did not. There is no universe in which she made something which she “considered to be” a criminal referral because there are actual laws and regulations that define that. The IC IG did make a referral of possible criminal conduct which involved tying campaign finance laws to the rack and stretching them until they were broad enough to cover most anything. Surely, the CIA general counsel is bright enough to know what a criminal referral looks like.

(Let me digress here for a second. The claim that asking the Ukrainian president to investigate probable felonious acts by US citizens, not matter how politically connected they are within the Democrat party, is not a crime. It is a duty. Saying that this qualifies as “something of value” for campaign finance purposes also criminalizes signing trade deals in a campaign year, or signing a treaty, or visiting a foreign capital, or basically any act a president undertakes to create positive news for his administration.)

The alleged misconduct is exactly the same act that DOJ’s Criminal Division investigated. So no matter what she “considered” to have happened, the allegation she allegedly (and keep in mind that we are dealing with Dilanian here) “considered” to have been reported was investigated.

Of course, there is a very good reason why she used a phone call rather than a written referral. She didn’t want to beclown herself. Remember this: “the complainant, a CIA officer, passed his concerns about the president on to her through a colleague.” The complaint she received was gossip delivered by a messenger. Knowing what we currently know about the complainant–he’s a liar who did not tell the IC IG that he was coordinating directly with Adam Schiff’s goons and he apparently worked in direct support of Joe Biden when he served on the NSC–he seems to have been trying to shotgun this allegation. Not only did he go the “whistleblower” route himself, but he scattered the allegations to at least the CIA General Counsel. It is a safe bet that the same meat puppet who delivered the allegations to her also delivered them to the CIA IG. We can probably bet the General Counsel at the ODNI got them, too. Also by cut out.

What is abundantly clear is that there are a non-trivial number of CIA officers who have never accepted Donald Trump’s election and who are still actively involved in sedition even after the Russia Hoax cratered. The quicker that President Trump forces a movement against these people and publicly names and shames (I say shame metaphorically because there is zero evidence these people are capable of shame) them, they are going to continue with this conspiracy to try to bring him down.

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The First Monday in October: A Look at Some Early Cases

The 2019-2020 Supreme Court term begins on Monday, October 7th.  Nine cases are scheduled for oral argument in October and the following is a synopsis of those cases.

Kahler vs. Kansas

This is an interesting case where the Supreme Court will be asked whether the Eighth and 14th Amendments allow states to abolish the insanity defense.  Kraig Kahler killed his wife and children and another family member.  According to testimony, he became depressed and distraught after finding out his wife was involved in an adulterous relationship with another man.  The resulting depression was used as grounds for an insanity defense as his lawyers admitted he committed the murders.  The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the conviction.  His lawyers argue that executing the criminally insane has always been “cruel and unusual.”   Kansas argues that states are allowed leeway in defining how mental states should be accommodated in criminal law.

Ramos vs. Louisiana

Lousiana and Oregon are the only two states that allow for a non-unanimous verdict in criminal cases.  At issue is whether the Sixth Amendment’s requirement of a unanimous verdict is incorporated against the states, including Oregon and Louisiana.  Given the recent history of the incorporation of the Bill of Rights with respect to the states, it would appear Ramos has a good chance of prevailing.  The Supreme Court last broached this question in 1972.

Peter vs. Nantkwest, Inc.

As is often the case every term, the Court has its fair share of patent cases.  This is one of them.

Bostock vs. Clayton County, Georgia

Consolidated with a similar case, this one asks whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 barring discrimination “because of…sex” applies to one’s sexual orientation.  In each case, a gay person claims they were discriminated against and lost employment due to the simple fact they were gay and it was a well-known fact since they let it be known, sometimes to clients or customers.  In essence, the Court is being asked to redefine the meaning of a few words in a 1964 law based upon changing definitions of the term, Bostock’s lawyers argued in the lower courts.  Admittedly, there has been a split among circuits on the question.  Considering that legally homosexuals have never been considered a protected class, this will be a very interesting case to watch.

R.G. and G.R Harris Funeral Home vs. EEOC

This one takes the previous case a little further and asks whether Title VII applies to transgender people.  The EEOC cited the funeral home with a Title VII violation after one employee, a biological male, told his employer he was transitioning to female and would wear women’s clothes to work.  The employer had a strict dress code for anyone dealing with the public.  When the employee failed to comply with the dress code for males, they were terminated.  The EEOC declared that the dress code was based on gender stereotypes and violated Title VII.  Again, the Court will wade into the never-ending redefinition of biological sex.

Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico vs. Aurelius Investments

Amid a financial crisis in Puerto Rico where the island faced $110 billion in debt, Congress created an oversight board to help them get back on their financial feet.  Then-president Obama appointed the members of the Board and the appointments were immediately challenged by a group of investors and labor unions arguing that the appointments required Senate approval.  As the appointments were challenged in court, the Board had made numerous decisions.  The First Circuit eventually ruled that the appointments did require Senate approval but that any decisions the board made would not be reversed because they would cause harm to parties to reconsider every decision.  This case basically wants that question answered.

Kansas vs. Garcia

Immigration law enforcement moves to the forefront in this case.  The Court must determine whether the IRCA pre-empts states from using the information on a federal I-9 form.  That form is strictly for work authorization.  Three people were convicted for using other people’s social security numbers under Kansas law, but the state supreme court invalidated those convictions.  However, the defendants had used the same information on leases, credit applications, and other documents.  In effect, because the state cross-referenced against the I-9, the state court ruled the convictions invalid.

Mathena vs. Malvo

The DC sniper case makes an appearance before the Court.  Lee Malvo, a juvenile at the time, was convicted of ten counts of murder in a case that gripped the nation for months.   He was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.  That concept has bedeviled the Court for years and mandatory sentences of this nature are generally considered unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment, but discretionary sentences are not.  In effect, the Court must decide what it all means.

Rotkiske vs. Klemm

A case regarding the discovery rule, the statute of limitations and the Fair Debt Collection Act with all the excitement of watching paint drying.

 

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They’re Coming for Mike Pence Too

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Democrats have been trying to find some reason to impeach President Donald Trump since the moment he was elected.

They thought they might have something with the Mueller investigation. That, of course, didn’t pan out.

Now, they’ve moved on to the Ukraine whistleblower story. But that’s not doing too well either.

However, not only are they trying to get Trump on that one, they’re also seem to be hoping to take down Vice President Mike Pence as well.

Among the people sent requests for information from the House investigating committees was Vice President Mike Pence.

From Fox News:

A letter sent from House Democrats to Vice President Mike Pence requesting documents as part of the impeachment inquiry was based on “fake news,” the vice president’s Chief of Staff Marc Short said Saturday.

Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., gave Pence until October 15 to produce pertinent documents.

Now is this getting more than a little silly or what?

What do they think that Pence is supposed to know?

According to Fox, the chairmen of the Committees wrote, “…public reports have raised questions about any role [Pence] may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President.”

No, no rational person thinks that Pence had anything to do with anything.

The only thing he’s done wrong apparently is to be the Vice President and the one standing in line between the presidency and the next in line, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). And if Democrats think they can go there, they really have had their train go off the trolley.

Short said House Democrats only wanted to focus on impeachment and that Americans were tired of it. “President Zelensky himself said he felt no pressure. From the President or the Vice President. That should have ended a lot of these inquiries at that point,” Short declared.

“And, as opposed to working on things that we could actually be working on together — like lowering drug prices or continuing to create new jobs with new trade deals — Democrats want to focus on these continued investigations,” Short lamented.

“I think this administration’s continued to deliver for the American people in rebuilding the military, in securing the border and confirming a record number of judges. And, just yesterday, more evidence of this booming economy with 3.5 percent unemployment rate,” he touted. “The economy is booming. Democrats don’t want to talk about that, and so they’ve been focused on impeachment.”

Short pointed out that there were 21 Democrats in districts Trump won in 2016. He said those folks needed to be pressed, ‘Are you actually going to help your constituents to do things that are beneficial for the American people or are you siding with Nancy Pelosi and these endless investigations?”

The White House has indicated that they will refuse to comply with requests, calling it an illegitimate inquiry because there hasn’t been a formal vote for the inquiry by the full House as has occurred in past cases with Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. House Republicans have registered their displeasure this past week with Pelosi’s handling of the matter on that point as well as on the lack of bipartisan questioning allegedly in some of the committee hearings so far.

Democrats are likely hoping that they can then use the refusal of the White House to call that obstruction and add that as a potential charge.

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Is Mitt Romney Eyeing a Primary Challenge Of President Trump

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Last week, in the aftermath of the release of the so-called whistleblower complaint alleging wadded panties in conjunction with a call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky, one senator broke ranks with his colleagues and led the charge condemning President Trump. Mitt freakin Romney.

There are two parts that play into this.

We know that Bill Kristol is intelligent enough to realize that the low wattage, low energy, low appeal troika of Bill Weld, Mark Sanford, and Joe Walsh are much more of a laugh track than they are a challenge to Trump. Not only does no one know or care who Bill Weld is, his snooty, elitist New England version of the GOP took is last gasp some years ago. Mark Sanford, at one time, could have been a viable candidate but getting your butt kicked in a primary in a state where you have been governor and then not helping the GOP candidate simply underscores that fact that, at best, he’s a cynical opportunist who has been rejected by his own state. Joe Walsh probably needs some way to pay child support payments.

The second part is that Romney has made this statement:

The former GOP presidential nominee and current U.S. senator from Utah said Thursday ahead of the third Democratic debate that he does not intend to endorse anyone in 2020.

On Friday, this began circulating:

If you put the Kristol piece, the attack on Trump, and the declaration he won’t endorse in 2020 together with the rumor that Romney is touching base with his donor network you can see a possible Romney challenge to Trump in the nascent stages. I don’t consider this to be far fetched. No one thinks Romney and Trump exchange Christmas cards. Romney has never made any secret of his disdain for Trump and for Trump voters. With the Omidyar funded primary challenges looking more and more like the Three Stooges than an existential threat to Trump, it isn’t hard to see where at guy with Romney’s massive ego could convince himself that the he’s so beloved in the GOP that he’d be an instant front runner.

My theory would be that it was the Posobiec tweet rather than the Romney criticism that set off President Trump today:

Factually, most of what’s in the tweets are true, if inartfully worded. I mean, who can forget with the improbably named Candy Crowley pushed Barack Obama out of the way so she, as the debate moderator, could boatrace a hapless, befuddled Mitt Romney.

And the Vichy-cons are bewildered:

In 2012, I opposed him in the primary and focused on attacking Obama in the general because I was (an am) convinced that he’d leave the national GOP in the same shambles that he left the MA GOP. As John Nolte wrote at Bradbard (and this is the first time I’ve ever quoted him) says: “When he does run for president again, the same media that relentlessly tarred him as a sexist, racist, plutocrat, job-killing corporate raider who tortures dogs, bullies gays, and gives women cancer, will appreciate him this time.”

No. We’ve had our fill of Romney. I’ve never believed that he believed in anything much more substantial than his own self-aggrandizement. His actions over the past week only make that belief much more firm.

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Trump Trolls Hillary on Infamous Magazine Cover at Young Black Leadership Summit

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President Donald Trump hosted folks over the weekend at the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House.

The conference, organized by Turning Point USA, is an annual event for the Trump administration.

Many people lined up excitedly to get into the White House.

Once there, President Donald Trump invigorated the crowd when he came out to speak, sparking lots of cheers and chant of “USA, USA.”

You can see more of the event here.

Here’s the full speech, released by the White House.

Trump spoke on how we are all connected “in the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite all Americans” and how the young leaders visiting at the White House were standing up for America, speaking up for the values and principles that make us great.

He also praised them for standing up against censorship and control, saying, “You stand right up to those forces in our country that demand conformity and control. You refuse to be censored, you refuse to be silenced, and you will never back down.”

“Don’t ever back down,” he encouraged the young leaders.

While there were a lot of policy discussions and serious talk at the event, there also were fun moments.

There was this moment when one of the participants – who tweets indicate is Mike Luso, CEO and cofounder of Scriberr News – asked the president to sign the infamous erroneous Newsweek magazine cover that declared Hillary Clinton “Madam President.” Trump, ever the one to have sense of humor, signed it right on Hillary’s face.

But then it got even better.

Nicely done, folks!

Newsweek was anticipating, based on the polls, that Hillary Clinton would be the winner. But of course she was defeated because Trump was able to reach out to folks with a positive message that Clinton did not have.

It’s likely they’re going to be caught off-guard again in 2020, if the enthusiasm of the folks at the summit is any indication.

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A Female-Only Hotel Has Opened. Now Women Can Finally Get What They Want Most on Vacation – No Affection Whatsoever

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Wanna jet off to a spankin’ new hotel in Spain? If the joint you’re wantin’ to hole up in is Som Dona on the island of Majorca, better prepare to flaunt your womanly ways.

Sometimes girls need to a break — from all those privileged perverts of the patriarchy.

Therefore, the resort provides a chance for chicks to “disconnect from the stress of daily life that offers personalised care tailored to their needs.”

Here’s how the official website describes it:

With bold decoration inspired by feminine features, this modern, functional and unique hotel in Porto Cristo guarantees a truly relaxing vacation on the seashore surrounded by nature. At this hotel, you can enjoy the best healthy cuisine made with “zero-kilometer” products, a wellness area, a pool, free WiFi, comfortable rooms, a bar lounge and a unique atmosphere designed for women.

A broad range of services and plans designed specifically for a feminine audience that will turn your stay into an unforgettable experience.

So Valeria goes there with her gal pals, loves it and blurts, “I’ll have to bring Mateo here so we– dang it!”

Do many girls take travel holidays by themselves or only with other women? Isn’t part of the attraction of an island getaway samplin’ a bit o’ the ol’ nekkid cuddlin’?

Perhaps that’s all old hat these days.

Whether ladies-only lodging is in vogue or no, it’s certainly affordable: Girls who take their morning coffee with no sugar and their hotel beds with no hairy-backed kisser can snag a room for about 93 bucks.

But by the way, you can’t take your kids: no one under 14 is allowed.

If all this is sounding perfecto, the hotel’s website wants you to know things:

Did you know that you can be wild, healthy, fun, beautiful, relaxed, adventurous, curious and social all at once?

Well, did you?

As reported by The Mirror, Som Dona does employ some men in order to comply with gender discrimination laws. So watch out — despite those “healthy” benefits, as we discovered recently, sausage causes cancer (here).

But for those of you hoping to beat the system and smuggle in your own macho melanoma, you’re in luck:

As we also learned not long ago from one of America’s higher institutions of learning, “Not all women have vaginas.”

Party on.

-ALEX

 

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