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Bill Maher Reminds Rashida Tlaib: If You Want to Boycott Me Over BDS, You’ll Need to Boycott Your Party, Too

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., questions Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Because we must ban/boycott/punish all the things associated with upsetting Democratic Squad members like Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI), it wasn’t a big shocker that over the weekend she called for people to boycott liberal comedian/cable TV talk show host Bill Maher after he went on an epic anti-BDS rant Friday night.

To recap, Empress Tlaib was none too pleased that Maher called the BDS movement for what it was on his “Real Time” HBO program in the aftermath of the “outrage” over Israel’s Thursday decision to bar both Omar and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entry on security grounds:

“It’s a bulls— purity test, BDS is a bulls— purity test by people who want to appear ‘woke’ but actually slept through history class,” Maher said, drawing loud cheers from the audience. “It’s predicated on this notion … I think it’s very shallow thinking that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and Palestinians are mostly brown, so they must be innocent and correct and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this ‘completely peaceful people’ found themselves occupied. Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars.”

The HBO star quoted BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti, who said, “No Palestinian — rational Palestinian, not a sellout Palestinian — will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”

“So that’s where that comes from, this movement. Someone who doesn’t even want a Jewish state at all,” Maher told the panel. “Somehow this side never gets represented in the American media. It’s very odd.”

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“I see why [Omar and Tlaib] don’t get a hero’s welcome,” he added.

“Maybe folks should boycott his show,” Tlaib tweeted Saturday about Maher. “This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa.”

Maher responded on Twitter today, and included video of the Friday night segment to reiterate his point and show he was not going to back down:

Correction: The House vote to condemn the BDS movement was 398-17. That includes 209 Democrats, which only further amplifies Maher’s point.

As I’ve written previously, I frequently disagree with Maher. He’s wrong probably 95% of the time. But on the BDS movement, he was spot on. Tlaib can continue to try and shame people on the left and right who dare to expose the poisonous anti-Semitic rhetoric she and Omar use, but that will only make those same people louder. Maher proved that today.

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Trump Administration Moves To Terminate the Flores Agreement and Brain Matter Is Detected By NORAD Radars

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FILE – In this Sunday, June 17, 2018 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who were taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, The Associated Press has found that stories circulating on the internet that President Barack Obama did not oversee the separation of 90,000 migrant children and their parents at the U.S. border are untrue. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

Probably the most emotional issue in the immigration debate is how to detain minor children apprehended with alleged parents. If they were American citizens and arrested the answer would be amazingly simple. The kids would go into foster care until the custodial parent was released. No one would really care about the separation of parent and child. But because we are dealing with illegal immigrants and there is a perfect storm of Trump-hate bringing together people who want open borders and people who despise and oppose Trump as part of “muh principles,” what should be a fairly routine action has been inflated into what we’re supposed to believe is a national scandal.

Central to that political fight is something known as the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA).

The FSA, which is a consent decree between the US Justice Department and a class of plaintiffs lead by Jenny Lisette Flores, requires the government to hold minor detained illegals in the least restrictive setting. In Flores’s case, she had been held in a detention facility with adults of both sexes. The consent decree was never intended to be permanent but our black-robed overloards have seen it differently.

…The law actually requires that these people be detained under most circumstances and does not place a time constraint on the detention, nor does it make exceptions for children. The constraint on holding children in certain facilities emanated from a court settlement that began in the 1980s and crystalized in 1997 as a temporary arrangement until 45 days after government promulgates a permanent regulation defining the parameters of the holding facilities for children along safe and sanitary guidelines laid out in the settlement.

Until now, courts have lawlessly “legislated” a 20-day deadline for holding children without such certified facilities or else they have to be released. Moreover, Judge Dana Sabraw created a new edict last year contrary to law that children can’t be released alone once they come with an adult and that the adult must be released with them. Thus, the expansion of Flores and Sabraw’s ruling spawned the worst period of migration in our history, where primarily one adult would come with one child, the perfect scam.

Last night, the White House revealed–in a scoop to The Daily Caller–that the administration would roll out a rule change to eliminate the FSA.

The Trump administration is seeking to terminate the Flores settlement, an immigration-related court order that prevents most migrant family units from being held in detention centers for more than 20 days, the Daily Caller has learned.

Eliminating the Flores settlement would allow the U.S. government to hold migrant children and their families indefinitely while they await court proceedings. The 1997 Flores v. Reno decision by the Supreme Court laid out specific conditions under which unaccompanied migrant children could be held in detention, and was later expanded to place time restrictions on the detention of migrant children accompanied by family members.

The new rule is expected to be rolled out during a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press conference on Wednesday morning.

“The Administration is closing one of the legal loopholes that has allowed human traffickers and smugglers to exploit our vulnerabilities at the southern border,” a senior administration official told the Daily Caller. “President Trump has made it clear that he’s going to secure America’s border at all cost and this rule plays a vital role in the strategy to restore the integrity to our immigration system and our national security.”

Now it is official

(Read the whole press release)

The left’s outrage meter is pegged in the red zone:

In a stunning escalation, the Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will abrogate a decades-old legal agreement in order to indefinitely detain immigrant families.

The proposed termination of what’s known as the Flores agreement is President Donald Trump’s most aggressive—and most legally suspect—attempt to circumvent legal protections for undocumented children since his disastrous “zero-tolerance” policy resulted in the separation of thousands of immigrant families.

This rule fulfills the requirements of Flores by agreeing that detention facilities will not be restrictive. In theory, this should be case closed. In reality, because the overseeing judge is in lawfare country in the Ninth Circuit, it will inevitably be delayed by court action. Ultimately, I believe the administration will prevail because the FSA really just requires the government to hold unaccompanied minors in the least restrictive setting and the various time limits are simply imposed by judges acting outside their authority but who have been kowtowed to by this an other administrations because of lack of imagination.

Daniel Horowitz, who is never quite happy with anything, points out the costs of this abrogation of authority on the part of the executive branch dating back to the Clinton Administration (if you want some real outrage dialed up to 11, give the link a click).

It’s truly difficult to overstate the evil that expanded Flores has done to our security, our fiscal solvency, and Latin American children. By creating a huge market incentive to exploit children for mass migration by adults, it has:

Indeed, even if the wave were to end today, we will likely be seeing the effects of the crime wave and fiscal cost for years to come.

But to gauge the significance of this you only have to look at the people who oppose it:

Love the butthurt in this thread

If the road to Hell is paved with good intentions then our judiciary has constructed a 98-lane superhighway with a downhill 60-degree grade heading straight into the Ninth Circle and let the open borders advocates and corrupt judges fuel the car with nitromethane and hit the accelerator. Walking away from the FSA will not be quick and it will not be a panacea but it is at least an attempt to pop the drogue chute.

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President Trump Says No To Universal Background Checks

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Donald Trump Jr., from left, President Donal Trump, Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, right, stand on stage at the NRA meeting in Dallas, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

In the immediate aftermath of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, President Trump unsettled some on the right by seeming to endorse so-called “universal background checks” for gun purchases.

President Trump traveled to hospitals in Texas and Ohio Wednesday to console victims recovering from mass shootings that left 31 dead, and he pledged to advance gun control legislation, declaring himself “all in favor” of expanded background checks.

Mr. Trump told reporters earlier in the day that he is working with congressional leaders in both parties on legislation focusing on more background checks for firearms purchases.

“There is a great appetite for background checks,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “I’m looking to do background checks. I think background checks are important.”

This is pretty much what he said after the Parkland shooting (details on that are in Bonchie’s CNN’s S.E. Cupp Shows Us That Those Screaming the Loudest About Conservative “Principles” Rarely Have Any). And we all know what became of that. Be that as it may, there were calls of “betrayal” and vows to not vote for him in 2020.

By last, Trump had started to back away from the idea. The first hint was in the Wall Street Journal:

While the president is vacationing at his golf course in New Jersey, White House officials began meeting this week with congressional staff in a bid to find areas of compromise.

“It’s very simple: There’s nobody that is more pro-Second Amendment than Donald Trump, ” Mr. Trump told reporters Tuesday before departing for a speech in Pennsylvania. “But I don’t want guns in the hands of a lunatic or a maniac, and I think if we do proper background checks, we can prevent that.”

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son who often speaks with his father about his views on gun laws, has raised concerns about both red-flag legislation and about tightening background checks, according to people familiar with the matter.

This was mocked in the failing group blog, Salon, but the one thing we know for certain about Trump’s decisionmaking process is that he trusts very, very few people and the few he does trust have enormous influence.

By yesterday morning, the Washington Post was reporting that background checks didn’t seem all that likely, in fact the article is sort of a monument to invective masquerading as reporting:

On Monday, Democratic leaders said they viewed Trump’s shifting posture as a sign that he was never serious about leading a push to tighten gun laws.

“We’ve seen this movie before: President Trump, feeling public pressure in the immediate aftermath of a horrible shooting, talks about doing something meaningful to address gun violence, but inevitably, he backtracks in response to pressure from the NRA and the hard-right,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. “These retreats from President Trump are not only disappointing but also heartbreaking, particularly for the families of the victims of gun violence.”

And by last night, the Post headline read Trump tells NRA chief that universal background checks are off the table.

President Trump talked Tuesday with National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre and assured him that universal background checks were off the table, according to several people familiar with the call.

Trump told LaPierre that the White House remained interested in proposals that would address weapons getting into the hands of the mentally ill, including the possibility of backing so-called “red flag” laws that would allow the police to temporarily confiscate guns from people who have been shown to be a danger to themselves or others.

Nonetheless, the president’s conversation with LaPierre, which was first reported by the Atlantic, further reduced hopes that major new gun-safety measures will be enacted after the latest round of mass shootings.

My prediction is that the Red Flag law that is being discussed either goes nowhere either because the more we learn about how they work the scarier they become.

There are a couple of big lessons here.

President Trump has an annoying and often counterproductive habit of thinking out loud. One should not mistake what he says in any non-teleprompter moment as an indication of what he will end up doing.

While Trump has manifest weaknesses, one he doesn’t have, and one which ran riot inside the Bush White House, is a willingness to sell out his supporters to try to curry favor with people who will always hate him. If, at any time, he here’s that siren song of bipartisan agreement on commonsense gun laws, Donald Trump, Jr., will be there to pull him back to reality.

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Hillary Clinton Gets Schooled by Pro-Clinton Author After She Denied Getting Election Help from Google

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There’s so much evidence that Google was in the tank for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 elections that it’s hard to keep up with it all. As time goes on, the evidence begins to look even worse as researchers who are provenly pro-Clinton even begin to turn against her over it.

On Monday, Trump tweeted about a report that shows Google manipulated 2.6 million to 16 million votes in favor of Clinton during the election, making his victory over her even bigger. He also suggested she should be sued.

Clinton fired back by claiming that study had been “debunked.”

“The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted,” tweeted Clinton.

Enter the study’s author and “strong” pro-Clinton supporter, psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein, who wasn’t exactly keen on Clinton telling the world that his study is illegitimate.

Epstein began his own Twitter response by correcting Trump’s assertion that the study said Google was intentionally manipulating search results, but then turned his sights toward Clinton, saying it hurts him to do it but Clinton should be ashamed of herself.

Epstein noted that Clinton relied on Google for “money & votes” with the largest donor being Alphabet/Google. He also noted that people associated with Google offered to run her tech campaign and even created companies for the sole purpose of putting Clinton in office. What’s more, nearly all Google employees at the time donated to Clinton’s campaign.

Now, switching to Hillary Clinton: This is going to hurt me to write, because I & my whole extended family have been strong supporters of the Clintons for decades. I have a framed, signed letter from Bill on the wall near my desk. But Hillary should be ashamed of herself.

Hillary has long depended on Google for both money & votes. Her largest donor in 2016 was Alphabet/Google. Her Chief Technology Officer during the campaign was Stephanie Hannon, a former Google exec. And then there’s Eric Schmidt, longtime head of Google …

A leaked email showed that in 2014 Google’s Eric Schmidt offered to run Hillary’s tech campaign (see pic). In 2015, Schmidt in fact funded The Groundwork, a highly secretive tech company, the sole purpose of which was to put Clinton into office.

About 96% of 2016 campaign donations from Google employees went to Hillary. And Elan Kriegel, Hillary’s Chief Analytics Officer, credits his 2012 tech team, informally supervised by Eric Schmidt, for half of Obama’s win margin: nearly 2.5 million votes.

After all these blows to Clinton, Epstein’s finisher came in the form of asking Clinton why his work is being quoted by prestigious venues across the globe if it’s been so debunked.

Somebody get Clinton a rag to wipe all that egg off her face.

Stories consistently emerged even before the elections that there were clues to Google rigging results in favor of Clinton, beginning with a video that went viral that showed Google’s search results offering positive results about Clinton, even when negative things were typed in.

There were also stories behind the scenes with suggested claims from YouTube personality Phillip DeFranco that he wasn’t included in that year’s YouTube rewind after refusing to make a pro-Clinton video via his channel for Google.

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The Owner of the Miami Dolphins is the Latest to be Cast Away Due to Trump Support

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Nothing is more dangerous to your public reputation nowadays than being in favor of Donald Trump as President. Sadly, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, is finding himself rejected by his peers after holding a fundraiser for Trump.

According to the Daily Wire, Ross was removed from the NFL’s “social justice” committee according to former defensive end Chris Long, who bragged about removing Ross before correcting himself and saying they got him to agree to leave to Sports Illustrated.

“We just removed, or got Stephen Ross to agree to be off a working group,” Long said.

This doesn’t mean Ross is going to stop working for social justice within the NFL, and will continue efforts for it through RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality).

Of course, this was also greeted with rejection, specifically by Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, who tweeted that Ross can’t have a non-profit like this and be aligned with Trump.

“You can’t have a non-profit with this mission statement then open your doors to Trump,” he tweeted.

Ross hasn’t taken the criticism lying down, however. According to CBS Miami, Ross released a statement saying that while everyone else criticizes and complains, he’s actually going to go out and do something about the issues society is facing. He also noted his long friendship with Donald Trump and that while they don’t see eye to eye on everything, he feels engaging with leaders is the fastest way to solve various problems:

“I always have been an active participant in the democratic process. While some prefer to sit outside of the process and criticize, I prefer to engage directly and support the things I deeply care about.

I have known Donald Trump for 40 years, and while we agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions.

I started my business with nothing and a reason for my engagement with our leaders is my deep concern for creating jobs and growing our country’s economy.

I have been, and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges.”

Ross isn’t the first person to be kicked out of a group due to his support for Trump, and he definitely won’t be the last.

On Tuesday, I reported about how Miss Nevada, Katie Williams, was recently disqualified from the Miss America pageant over her support for Trump. She was also told that she would only receive her money back from fees if she relinquishes her title as Miss Nevada and never speaks of the controversy again, including her family.

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Lindsey Graham to Omar and Tlaib: Yes, We Should Reconsider Aid to Israel – by Giving Them More

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In a move that was entirely predictable from the outset, Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) on Monday brought up the idea during their press conference that the U.S. should reconsider giving aid to Israel after the country barred them from entry last Thursday on security grounds.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pushed back on them on Twitter Tuesday, which we’ll get to in a minute. But first, a recap of what Omar said Monday about funding.

During the presser, where Tlaib broke down in tears describing how as a child she had to watch her mother go through “dehumanizing checkpoints” in order to visit relatives, Omar floated the idea of the U.S. cutting off aid to Israel:

Omar said U.S. aid to Israel should be tied to how Palestinians are treated.

“Fortunately, we the United States have a constructive role to play. We give Israel more than $3 million in aid every year. This is predicated on their being an important ally in the region and the only democracy in the Middle East, but denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy,” she said.

“We must be asking, as Israel’s ally, the Netanyahu government stop the expansion of settlements on Palestinian land, and ensure full rights for Palestinians if we are to give them aid. These are not just my views. These are the views held by the range of experts, peace advocates on this issue. We know Donald Trump would love nothing more than to use this issue to pit Muslims and Jewish Americans against each other,” she added.

Whatever anyone wants to say about Omar and Tlaib (and The Squad in general), they have turned deceiving gullible people (their supporters and the media) by operating on the pretense of wanting peace and harmony between the Jews and Palestinians into almost an art form.

When Omar first announced several weeks ago that she and Tlaib were planning this trip, you better believe they both knew in advance about Israel’s anti-BDS law that forbids anyone promoting the anti-Semitic BDS movement entry into their country.

That their request to visit Israel was denied wasn’t a surprise to anyone. It certainly wasn’t to the two Congresswomen who pretend that supporting a hate group that doesn’t believe Israel has the right to exist, and accusing Jews of dual loyalty and buying off lawmakers can’t possibly be anti-Semitism.

Clearly both Omar and Tlaib manipulated the situation to their advantage, but not everyone is falling for it.

One person most definitely not falling for it is Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has been a vocal critic of The Squad’s tactics in the past. He responded to their push to cut off funding for Israel by saying we should actually give them more:

In two more tweets, he explained why:

Graham has taken several trips to Israel this year. One was in March to discuss the Golan Heights issue. Another was in July, where he stated he wanted “to see the lay of the land, how’s their inventory of missiles holding up, and I think we need more missile funding not less.”

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The Simpsons Create Cringe-Worthy Anti-Trump Segment Where He Runs from “The Squad”

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The Simpsons, once a bastion of wit and humor, may have gone full cringe as its latest episode features Donald Trump in a musical number running in fear from “The Squad” then having a dance-off with the 2020 Democratic candidates.

The video is a take on “West Side Stories” hit song “America,” where Trump decides to use “The Squad” as a distraction from all his problems, namely with China. Trump picks up a photo of “The Squad” which features cartoon renditions of Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley and begins to sing about how they shouldn’t be in America.

The foursome then pop out of the picture and begin singing about how they’re more American than First Lady Melania Trump, to which Trump responds she’s not a big part of his life and that they’ll never see Tel Aviv, Israel. The ladies then sing insults in unison at Trump.

“You’re Boris Johnson without the class.
Can’t wait to see you behind prison glass.
Your nose is right up Putin’s ass.
We say it’s time to impeach you fast.”

Trump is then seen running away into the White House lawn where the 2020 Democrat candidates begin can-can dancing. He joins them, saying he can’t be the first one to fall. He quickly does to the amusement of the candidates.

As of this writing, YouTube commenters are tearing it apart and it currently has 1.3k dislikes to 753 likes. This is for good reason.

The gag is just bad, and I’m not saying that because I really don’t like “The Squad.”

There’s nothing actually funny about it. No jokes that really have the wit you’d expect from The Simpsons. They take as many lazy blows as they can, including poking fun at Trump’s hair actually being an animal and the disproven claim that Trump belongs to Russia. The swipe at Melania was also pretty bad, especially considering the fact that if they had said that about a Democratic First Lady, there’d be riots outside the studios where The Simpsons is made.

I get that its satire and it’s not supposed to be taken seriously, it’s just that satire is usually supposed to be funny, and this is just more cringy than anything else.

One thing I do find funny is that the Babylon Bee is excoriated by the left for actually being funny where they feel it shouldn’t be, whereas the left is demolished by the right for not being funny at all when they try to be.

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The Economist Gives the Hottest of Takes On Poor People Living Longer and the Environment

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Everything old is new again. That means Malthusianism was bound to return as society becomes more subjugated to the vapid arguments and hypocrisy of the modern environmentalist movement.

The Economist put out a new article today explaining how production and distribution of meat in places like Africa is leading to much better outcomes for human beings via with healthier, longer lifespans.

Of course, because modern leftist thought on the environment, and specifically global warming, relies on the nonsensical idea that humanity no longer has any ability to innovate to changing conditions, they present this objectively great news as a dichotomy of sorts. Sure, poor people are living happier, healthier, longer lives, but that’s “bad news” for the environment.

You see, more meat means more carbon emissions, which means we are all going to die in a fiery ball of death. The fact that poorer people in third world countries may actually get a chance at a real standard of living can’t be seen as unequivocally good news.

Who gives writers at The Economist the moral right to dictate who’s actions are and aren’t destroying the environment? Perhaps the writer of this article should lead by example? I somehow doubt they are. You’ll notice that those who shout the loudest about carbon emissions often emit the most. Take the “Royal Family,” which spends a lot of their time lecturing the little people on the evils of global warming and the need to cut back on emissions. That doesn’t apply to them though, as they recently took two private flights that emitted more emissions than the average British citizen does in an entire year of living.

Past that, the assumptions made in the article are ridiculous and ignore everything we know about human ingenuity. For decades Malthus and others spread the idea that population growth would outstrip a linear food supply. That theory turned out to be abject garbage. In reality, humans innovate and we are currently feeding more people, better than we were when the population was half of what it is now.

Putting aside the arguments of whether meat production is really going to cause global warming or the seas to rise, etc. even if those things were true, there’s no reason to believe we can figure out ways to not only survive, by thrive in such conditions. If the cost of “saving the planet” is dooming billions of the world’s poor to disease and shorter lifespans, that’s a cost that’s too high to pay.

Instead of pretending we can somehow control the climate via coercion of human behavior, which is unrealistic even if you believe in worst case scenarios, we should be putting our efforts into coming up with new technologies that continue to better the human experience for everyone. Fretting about poor people getting to eat more meat isn’t helping anyone. It also happens to be morally bankrupt.

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Video: Joe Biden Attempts to Explain Away His Parkland Gaffe, and It Does Not Go Well

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Last week, I wrote about reports that allies of Joe Biden were trying to get his campaign to scale back his appearances due to the large amount of gaffes he’d made in recent weeks.

The belief was that he was more prone to committing gaffes later in the day when he was tired, and that cutting back on campaign stops would make him less likely to flub. It was an idea that was ripped by, among others, former President Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod.

Perhaps the most troubling among the gaffes were the comments he made on August 10th about the Parkland kids visiting him “when I was vice president”:

The frontrunner to become the Democratic presidential candidate told reporters in Iowa on Saturday that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” But when they went to Capitol Hill, lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.” The problem with this tale? The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead took place in 2018, more than a year after Biden left the White House.

He actually made the remarks twice that day. Watch:

Fresh off of a week of vacationing in Delaware, Biden was in Iowa on Tuesday and attempted to explain away his remarks about Parkland. It did not go well:

Speaking at a campaign event, Biden said he “was still called vice president” when he met with the students from Parkland.

“I also met with the kids from Parkland, in the Capitol,” Biden said. “I was still called vice president, but it was in ’18.”

His memory of the event, however, remains incomplete.

“They asked me to come speak to them in the rotunda,” Biden said, before pausing to think.

“I think it was the rotunda, it was one of the buildings, or one of the rooms in the Capitol,” he said.

It’s sounds even worse than it reads. Watch the video:

“I was still called vice president”? SMH. He’s still called vice president now.

Whoever wrote this for him to say should be suspended from campaign duties for a couple of weeks to get them to consider how ridiculous it came cross. If they were trying to definitively rebut rumors that Biden was having trouble handling the day to day rough and tumble of the campaign trail, they failed – and failed bigly.

Related –>> Oh, No! At Iowa Rally, Biden Recalls ‘When Bobby Kennedy And Dr. King Were Assassinated, In The 70s—In The Late 70s’

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Trump is Right: The Media Wants a Recession that’s Not Coming According to Economic Experts

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There’s a pattern to Presidents getting reelected. If their economy is strong, it’s usually very difficult to pry them out of the White House. Back in March, I reported about how economists were already predicting President Donald Trump’s easy reelection thanks in part to his incredibly strong economic showing.

(READ: Economic Experts See Trump Walking Away With Easy 2020 Victory)

Funny enough, all the economists who weighed in said that the only way Trump would be in danger of losing is if the economy took a sharp dip before fall. With that in mind, it should be no surprise that talking heads are now babbling about a swiftly oncoming recession…just before the fall.

Trump, seeing what is happening, has denied a recession is coming and called out the left and its media for scaremongering, noting that no recession is coming but they’d sure love to see one.

“I think the word ‘recession’ is inappropriate because it’s just a word that certain people, I’m going to be kind, certain people in the media are trying to build up because they’d love to see a recession,” Trump said. “We’re very far from a recession.”

Many experts seem to agree with Trump. San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly said that there is no recession on the way according to Market Watch.

“When I look at the data coming in, I see solid domestic momentum that points to a continued economic expansion,” Daly said on Quora while noting there are headwinds hitting the economy, stoking fears of a recession.

She does note something interesting. The way a recession can happen is if we put ourselves into one out of a reaction to fears about one.

“So one thing I’m looking closely at is whether the mood gets so out of sync with the data that the fear of recession becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy,” she added.

Kevin O’Leary, chairman of O’Shares ETFs, also sees no real signs of a recession on the way according to CNBC:

“There is no recession coming in America,” said O’Leary, known on “Shark Tank” as “Mr. Wonderful.”

O’Leary, chairman of O’Shares ETFs, pointed toward rising cash flows and consumer spending in the U.S. as proof for his argument.

“Domestic companies are on fire,” he said. O’Leary has been bullish on the economic state in the past, telling CNBC last month that he’s “never seen a stronger economy in my life.”

Jim Cramer, the host of Mad Money, told CNBC much the same, saying “there is no recession.”

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan told CNN Business that a recession just isn’t in the works as well, saying that people see a recession, but really they “confuse it with slowing down.”

CBS News reported that economists who believe a recession is coming are dropping as well, going from 42 percent to 38 percent.

You get the idea.

It’s hard not to come to the conclusion that shouting “recession” from the rooftops, like the mainstream media is currently doing, doesn’t come off as an intentional cosplay of Chicken Little. The sky isn’t falling, it’s just a tad overcast as it would inevitably be. Economies ebb and flow naturally.

As Fox News points out in a supercut, the media is trying to push the idea of recession very hard and, like Trump, suggested that this is intentional on their part.

To fire back, the left has begun calling this line of thinking a conspiracy theory. The Daily Beast has called the suggestion and anyone using it “batssh*t crazy.” Talking Points Memo called the idea that the media wants a recession is a “baseless theory.”

Only Bill Maher seemed open and honest about openly wanting a recession in order to get rid of Trump. Maher said that he’s sorry if a recession hurts people, but that they should root for a recession or lose their democracy.

It’s hard not to believe what’s right in front of your face. The left and its media have gone to great lengths in order to get Trump out of office. First, it was Russia, now it’s “racism and recession.” The left truly has yet to prove that Trump is a racist, and continues to misquote and falsely contextualize at every turn in order to sell the idea.

Why should this claim a recession is on the way be any different, especially when it would be one of Trump’s greatest weaknesses if proven true?

 

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