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Here’s Why Trump Is Right to Enforce the Law On Immigrants and Welfare

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Over the past few days we’ve seen a collective freakout among the media over Trump supposedly being so cold and heartless that he’s going to make it tougher to legally immigrate if you are on welfare. That means

Multiple outlets, including NPR and The Washington Post, ran articles proclaiming insinuating how unprecedented and cruel this is.

Then you had people like California Gov. Gavin Newsom spouting this kind of nonsense. Brad Slager covered that here, along with the responses from several 2020 candidates.

I’ll recap the details of why this is happening legally, but past that, let’s just talk common sense.

A country with a vast welfare system, which we have, simply can not sustain itself by allowing the world’s poor to immigrate and collect benefits. If money weren’t finite and bankruptcy weren’t a real thing, I’d have no problem with it. My emotional response to want to help everyone we can.

But that can’t happen if you don’t screen immigrants for their propensity to take more than they give. Without that dynamic, you simply put the country on a quicker path to disaster. Handing out green cards to people who immediately go on SNAP and public housing is a recipe for creating a situation where the United States can no longer help anyone. The best intentions often lead to the worst consequences.

What Trump is doing is not a rash decision he made on a whim because he hates immigrants. He’s actually enforcing a law that goes all the way back to 1996, a law that was signed by none other than Bill Clinton.

This is the stupidity of our immigration debate. The other side not only relies on specious emotional arguments, they also rely on the idea that it’s immoral or wrong to enforce the law. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s required under the oath the President took. Every Democrat member of Congress that’s running in 2020 made the same pledge and now wants to pretend it doesn’t exist.

Don’t like the current immigration enforcement? Don’t like that the law requires immigrants to be self-sufficient? Go change the law. Making emotional pleas on Twitter and yelling Orange Man Bad is not a policy. That’s a weak minded person’s tactic.

What Trump is doing is simply following the law that preceded his administration. The fact that other administrations chose to flaunt the law is not grounds to now demand Trump do so now. The dishonesty on this topic from our media is mind-numbing.

Past that, it’s simply necessary that there be rules and stipulations placed on legal immigration into this country. To not have that will lead to the destruction of the system all together.

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A Computer Was Removed from Jeffrey Epstein’s Island Before FBI Raid, Drone Footage Shows

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Drone footage captured of financier and now deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “pedo island” home that showed the home contained a computer and hard drive sitting on a desk that mysteriously disappeared before the FBI raid took place.

As you can see in this video, a drone flew to the island and zooms in on a window. You can see a white table where an Apple computer sits. This footage was reportedly taken on July 15.

Another drone pass on Epstein’s island that took place on July 23 shows that the electronics were now removed.

This could be nothing, but the removal of electronics from this island where pedophilic crimes took place as a police action against Epstein began getting legs is a bit questionable.

There are already reports from sources that a meticulously kept diary of Epstein’s that he kept about his powerful friends for insurance reasons is floating around somewhere. Now we see a computer having been mysteriously removed from the island compound before the FBI raid took place.

Conspiracies are abounding due to the incredibly odd conditions surrounding the suicide of Epstein within his prison cell. This includes reported shrieking from his cell before he died, his cellmate being transferred out right before his death, as well as the unconfirmed reports of cameras mysteriously going offline during his suicide.

Right now, everything should be taken with a grain of salt though it should be considered.

Still, the mysterious nature surrounding Epstein’s death and the fact that we know Epstein had many well-connected, high-profile friend who would visit him often, make every odd occurrence worth paying attention to.

An entire computer disappearing from his island home is definitely something the FBI would be interested in investigating. Who was on the island around the time it disappeared? Where did the computer go? Why was it taken off the island in the first place?

All of these questions are worth asking, especially in the pursuit of trying to collapse an established pedophilic sex operation.

(h/t: Summit News)

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International Trade – Is Rife with Omni-Directional Anti-Free Trade Practices

 

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One characteristic of humans – is we each view the world through our personal prism.  Perfectly understandable – how else would we?

But it can lead to difficulties.

If you are an honest and honorable person – you tend to look at everyone else as being honest and honorable.

You think “That’s how I would handle this situation – so that’s how he/she/they will handle it too.”

Unfortunately, more often than not, he/she/they will not handle the situation the way you would.

Americans are for the most part open and optimistic people.  Because we live in the most open and optimistic governmental system ever devised and enjoyed by humans.

So we enter the world – with smiling faces and arms wide open.  And far too often, the many other nations of the world – punch us in the face.

Our nigh eternal optimism – very often costs us dearly.

For my part, I am a realist – or a cynic.  Take your pick.  We realists/cynics look at optimists and pessimists both – a little askance.

So too did apparently realist-cynic writer William Arthur Ward:

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.”

Of the three – only the realist is actually looking to solve the problem.

Far too often, pessimists and optimists accept far-from-optimal situations.  Pessimists assume it could always be worse – optimists that it can’t be any better.

We realists – are always looking to improve things.

And so it is with international trade.

International trade can be a very good thing – in theory.

In practice – many, many problems rapidly arise.

Actual international free trade – is free from government interference or imposition.

That’s mostly how we in the US do it.  That’s not how nigh any other country in the world does it.

Other nations tariff the daylight out of our stuff.  Other nations severely limit the imports of our stuff.  And other nations mass-subsidize their stuff – thereby artificially lowering their prices when competing with our stuff.

None of that is free trade.  Nor is it fair trade.

We the Optimistic – have smilingly endured this one-sided, anti-US insanity…for decades.  We’ve been lost in Ridgemont High – rigidly adhering to #3 of Mike Damone’s Five-Point Plan:

“Act like wherever you are – that’s the place to be.  ‘Isn’t this great?’”

No, Trade-Uber-Alles freaks – it hasn’t been great.  At all.

We have been getting royally screwed – for half a century-plus.  By basically the entire planet.

And these nations – often get very creative in their screwing of US.

Including: Screwing us internationally – then screwing us domestically…so as to further screw us internationally.

California Olive Growers Seek More Duties on EU:

“One year after winning anti-dumping and countervailing duties averaging about 35 percent on imports of Spanish olives, California growers are hoping a long-running dispute over European support for Airbus will lead to even more taxes on the tasty Mediterranean fruit.

“Michael Silveira, chairman of the Olive Growers Council of California, testified at a Trump administration hearing on Monday in favor of USTR’s proposal to include olives on the list of EU goods that could be hit with 100 percent duties in the aircraft dispute. He also asked that three ‘bulk’ categories of olives be added to the nine olive categories already proposed.

“Silveira complained that ‘the Spanish industry is working overtime’ to find any way it can to avoid the duties imposed last year. ‘A Spanish olive company has just invested in a U.S. ripe olive processor. The combined company has now terminated nearly all its contracts with U.S. growers, enabling it to import provisionally prepared bulk olives from Spain,’ Silveira said.”

“But wait” the Trade-Uber-Alles freaks screech – “Why did we impose tariffs in the first place?

Glad you asked:

“On June 12, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of ripe olives from Spain….

“In the AD investigation, Commerce…established a final dumping margin of 20.04 percent for all other producers and exporters of ripe olives from Spain.”

Spain’s government is mass-subsidizing olives.  Then Spain is mass-dumping them into the US.

Which has absolutely zero to do with free or fair trade.  And is egregiously damaging to our olive farmers.

So we imposed some tariffs.

The Trade-Uber-Alles freaks will ignore all of Spain’s anti-free-trade actions up to this point – and screech “Protectionism!!!” and “Tariffs are taxes!!!” when we finally respond to getting royally screwed.

The Trade-Uber-Alles freaks – appear to be thoroughly America Last.  At least when it comes to the hundred-million-or-so Americans who grow and make things.

The Trade-Uber-Alles freaks – appear to be international trade masochists.  I have a feeling more than a few of them – are Animal House’s Kevin Bacon:

“Thank you Sir – may I have another.”

Spain responded to our tariffs – by infiltrating our domestic supply chain.  And cutting almost all ties with domestic producers – and replacing them with Spanish producers.

Which has absolutely zero to do with free or fair trade.  And is even more egregiously damaging to our olive farmers.

About which the Trade-Uber-Alles freaks will say…absolutely nothing.

But if our olive growers get their way – and the tariffs are rightly upped and broadened to further deal with Spain’s anti-free-trade behavior…the Trade-Uber-Alles freaks will again screech “Protectionism!!!” and “Tariffs are taxes!!!”

“Thank you, Sir – may I have another?”

I’ll give Spain credit for its creative ways to implement its anti-free trade agenda.  And for their putting Spain First – even cheating out the wazoo to do it.

But that doesn’t mean we have to remain the eternal optimist – and continue to take it in the shorts.

We have to be a realist – and adjust the sails.

Which in this case means – upping and broadening the Spanish olive tariffs.

We should be at least as America First – as Spain is Spain First.

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Surprise! Democrats and the Media Label President Trump a Racist Over a Democrat-Passed Law

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FILE – In this May 25, 2010 file photo, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent walks down the aisle among shackled Mexican immigrants a boarded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter jet for deportation in the air between Chicago, Il. and Harlingen, Texas. A Homeland Security Department internal watchdog says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved millions of dollars on charter flights carrying deported immigrants to their home countries by not leaving seats empty. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

When the smartest minds in California are this ignorant of the laws…

Kamala Harris is having a tough week. She was shown to be lying over the Michael Brown anniversary, was challenged and embarrassed by a nursing-home denizen, and her campaign is struggling mightily it seems in getting donations to keep it afloat. Now she has weighed in on another Trump proposal, and it only adds to her dysphoria.

The latest policy initiative to get the Dems in a dander is to instill a hardline restriction on the number of federal benefits immigrants can retain. It is an effort to get these residents off of government dependency and have them actually become a contributing member of the society that sought out to join. There is some confusion with the angry reactions from Democrats on the issue.

One of their prevailing arguments of late has been that immigrants are workers who actually provide net gains for the country by arriving. Now when the administration has announced they are holding firm on these built-in restrictions the Democrats are singing not only a different tune but one in a completely different genre. The new claim is immigrants will now be forced off of certain vital needs, which were previously claimed to be met with their positive-net work economic influence. It is outrage du jour.

In a mostly scathing article on the policy Think Progress detailed all of the negatives this would have on the immigrant community. The outlet quoted the National Immigration Law Center: “This news is a cruel new step toward weaponizing programs that are intended to help people by making them, instead, a means of separating families and sending immigrants and communities of color one message: you are not welcome here.”

Kamala has come forward to of course label this policy as the latest proof of Donald Trump’s racism.

California Governor Gavin Newsom has also vilified Trump over this enforcement. He invoked the need of these programs for their “basic survival”, in direct opposition to the claims they are contributing members to our society. Of course, for Newsom to say this brings up all of the lack of assistance he has been able to provide for the mounting homelessness problem sweeping his state. That is — actual citizens of this country.

All of these players — Harris, Newsom, immigration policy centers — have done one of two things here; displayed their arrogant ignorance, or they are outright lying. Neither is a positive. What the Trump administration is doing here is not instituting some new executive order — they are merely enforcing standing immigration law. This particular legislation has been made to see to it that those arriving to this country are doing so with the goal of assimilation and contribution.

And this has been the case for decades. Harris and Newsom are displaying rampant obliviousness about something that was passed in 1996, signed into law by William Jefferson Clinton. With Newsom this is hardly a surprise. He has shown a particular contempt for many federal guidelines on immigration, from establishing sanctuary cities to refusing to work with immigration officials and vilifying ICE. Whether unaware or hostile to this law, it is right in line with his character.

For Kamala, in particular, this is a bad look. As former Attorney General of California, she should be apprised of this type of legislation. She refers to Trump being ignorant of the history, yet here she is displaying rampant ignorance about federal law, and one pertaining to her home state. For a candidate trying to lay claim to the White House this becomes just another troubling component to her campaign.

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Desperate Democrat Women are Turning to Witchcraft to Keep Trump from Winning 2020

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President Donald Trump is going to win his reelection campaign in 2020, and everyone knows it. You know it, I know it, Republicans know, and Democrats especially know it.

You know they know it because in the midst of the 2020 Democrat candidates doing their best to campaign for a primary win, Democrat activists and lawmakers have been more focused on things like trying to find any tiny chance that Mueller investigation would produce something damning, or attempting to convince Michelle Obama to run, even after the lineup has been decided.

But desperate times call for desperate measures, and Democrat women have finally decided to see if magic will help them win in 2020.

You didn’t misread that. They’re casting spells and resorting to the occult.

Not that it’s anything new. Witchcraft has been surging since Trump’s election. Even celebrities have been in on the idea of gathering together to cast spells on Trump to make him fail.

They’re not working.

According to The Guardian, women are turning to the idea of being witches more and more thanks to a few factors. One is the reemergence of witches in pop-culture and the idea that Trump has brought the full force of the patriarchy down on the nation. In fact, author Sady Doyle noted that it’s also likely that witches are making a comeback out of spite based on, according to them, how 2016 Democrat failure Hillary Clinton was treated like a witch during Republican rallies:

When the witch emerged as a contemporary figure of resistance, it was hard to tell where she came from; Hollywood iconography, feminist history, the coming of age of the Craft generation or just the optics of the 2016 election, in which a presumed-to-be-monstrous woman was ritually castigated by a man who led crowds in chants of “lock her up”. Watching the chants take over the floor at the Republican national convention, Rebecca Traister wrote: “I was not the only person in the room to be reminded of 17th-century witch trials, the blustering magistrate and rowdy crowd condemning a woman to death for her crimes.” The new feminist identification with witches seemed to draw from every version of the myth at once: mystical and monstrous, feminist academia and horrorcore aesthetics, drawing them together in one angry, intentionally ugly repudiation of American patriarchy.

Doyle wrote that Trump’s election was a breaking point. Interesting choice of words, as turning to magic definitely sounds like something you’d do when you have a breakdown of some sort. With the supposed rise of the patriarchy, Doyle wrote that women turned from “the patriarchy’s gods” and moved toward an “old, dark power”:

But the old, dark power – the choice to worship something other than patriarchy’s gods, to reject and read backward the narratives of the dominant culture – was still there. The Trump administration represented a breaking point for many women. After decades in which sophisticated thinkers dismissed patriarchy as simplistic or irrelevant, it was revealed to be alive, well and out for blood – the ethos which still ruled the US government and defined, or ended, countless women’s lives.

It’s near the end that Doyle seems to get a bit on the creepily poetic side. She writes as if she’s speaking like she’s giving a monologue over a movie’s montage of women grabbing their black robes and pointed hats before making their way into the woods in droves. It comes off kind of awkward, mostly because Doyle seems to be taking this witch stuff way too seriously:

The witch lives between dark and daylight, the safely settled village and the wild unknown of the woods beyond. The backlash years of the early 21st century revealed to many women something we had always suspected: we had never belonged to that daylight world. We had tried; we had worked; we had been loyal to the rules and values of society as we knew it. But, no matter how far we thought we had come, or how often our mothers told us we could do anything, we still lived within a system that used female bodies as grist to maintain male rule. In the story that patriarchy told about itself, we were always going to be the villains. And if that was the case, we might as well make some magic out of it.

If the village didn’t want us, we might as well head out into the woods.

There is a fire on the horizon. You can see it burning, out on the edges of the world. The violence we have survived can be our guide to what needs to change. The fire that burned the witches can be the fire that lights our way. Our power is waiting for us, out in forbidden spaces, beyond the world of men. Step forward and claim it. Step forward into the boundless and female dark.

Rivetting.

In truth, witchcraft is really just another form of leftist “feel-goodism.” It’s the fantasy that helps the left believe that they’re changing things for the better, though really, they’re just making fools of themselves. A part of them knows that, even if they profess to believe it.

Trump’s win and his impending reelections has and is making people lose it. Those desperate to find something to hold on to as things continue to progress out of their control are going to resort to crazy things to make themselves feel more stable. For many Democrat women, that thing is turning to the dark magic of delusion.

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Donald Trump Joins the Internet In Dragging Fredo

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I’m not sure any news personality has ever done anything so certain to follow them for the rest of their professional lives as CNN anchor Chris Cuomo did yesterday. Not even Dan Rather getting his butt whipped by someone saying, “Kenneth, what is the frequency” comes close.

Cuomo was confronted by a heckler who called him Fredo. Cuomo threatened to thrown the guy down the stairs.

To say Fredo came unglued is an understatement.

Some have complained that confronting Fredo when he was out with his kids was a dick move. That may be true. But, as far as I’m concerned that train left the station quite a while ago with the numerous instances of politicians, media figures, and officials from the right have been treated similarly. What else is a dick move is a father showing his son how a much of a p***y he is by losing his crap in public.

And Fredo has never had any compunction about his own antics. He piled on the kids from Covington Catholic High School in the faux confrontation with Big Chief Stolen Valor and never apologized.

 

And there were other Fredo-esque moves. Like Fredo telling the guys that calling him “Fredo” is  like the n-word–no it isn’t, it’s like calling him a p***y. This is something that Cuomo always brings out to defend himself.

And another major Fredo move when he got CNN to spread the claim that Fredo is an ethnic slur:

Top lock in Cuomo’s name as Fredo for the rest of time, YouTube rode to his rescue and started restricting access to the video.

Under normal circumstances, and by that I mean if you were not named Cuomo and in New York, threatening to throw someone down the stairs is actually a criminal offense. In this case, though, the punishment meted out may be more appropriate than what any judge could have imposed. He got the attention of Donald Trump

Oddly enough, there is a great deal of truth in the last tweet. Watch Fredo’s behavior and see if you think he should be allowed to possess a firearm?

I really can’t wait for the next chapter in this saga to unfold because we haven’t heard the last of the mocking of Fredo.

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“Fredo” Is a Racist Term Unless the Left Uses It, Including Chris Cuomo’s Guests, Then It’s Fine

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“It’s okay when we do it” is the unofficial motto of the left. I’ve said it once before, but it bears repeating now.

In the wake of CNN’s Chris Cuomo flipping out over someone labeling him as “Fredo,” the left rushed to his defense by referring to the name as “racist against Italians.”

To be clear, “Fredo” is not a racist term, and is an attack on someone’s weak character. Still, Cuomo and the left can’t hear something unpleasant to their ears without firing off the term “racist” like they’re the seagulls in Finding Nemo.

Interestingly, the left likes to use the term Fredo itself before this. Here are a few examples, including a CNN host using it.

Here’s George Takei calling Donald Trump Jr. “Fredo.”

Here’s Vanity Fair using it to describe the Trump administration.

And for the pièce de résistance, here’s CNN contributor Anna Navarro calling Trump Jr. “Fredo”…on Chris Cuomo’s show! 

Apparently, using the term is only offensive if it’s used against someone on the left who takes it way too defensively and adopts a tough-guy Italian-American accent as a defense.

Use it to describe a Trump family member or his administration and it’s no longer a slur, it’s somehow and accurate descriptor. If you’re wondering why people can no longer take the left’s claims of “racism” seriously anymore, this is why.

As I wrote earlier, the left has no real defense for themselves as confronting public figures during their off-hours is something they themselves have encouraged. This includes Cuomo, who sat back and defended Antifa after they attempted to raid the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, forcing his family to hide in the pantry. His network also doxxed an old lady for simply standing up for the Covington Catholic kids over a smirk.

This outrage from the left is purely for show. They don’t really think “Fredo” is a racial slur, they just want the public to believe it is in order to foster the “right is racist” narrative.

 

 

 

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It’s On: Scott Presler Alerts Baltimore Sun Editorial Board Snobs That Planning for Second Cleanup Is Underway

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An east Baltimore, MD neighborhood in the summer of 2018. Screen grab via Fox 45 – Baltimore.

As Brandon Morse reported last week, conservative activist Scott Presler did a good thing by organizing a community cleanup earlier this month of the poverty-stricken areas of Baltimore that are plagued by trash dumping and the failure of the city to pick up the trash on a consistent basis. To recap:

After President Donald Trump drew attention to Baltimore, some of his supporters went down to West Baltimore to assist with a cleanup effort. The group posted pictures of the effort with before and after photos and found some interesting things along the way.

According to OANN, the group was led by activist Scott Presler, who lead over 100 volunteers after the controversy first arose in the media. Presler said his cleanup effort started with a simple tweet about going to clean up Baltimore, even if it’s just by himself. The tweet went viral, and before he knew it the effort had a slew of volunteers ready to go.

The residents themselves were highly grateful and didn’t seem to be angry at Trump whatsoever.

Presler’s cleanup and the photos and videos he posted afterwards caught the attention of the liberal editorial board snobs at the Baltimore Sun, who wrote a sneering editorial in the immediate aftermath that focused more on what they believed Presler’s motivations were than the actual good deeds that were performed. Here’s just some of what they said (bolded emphasis added):

Whatever he says his motives were, Mr. Presler’s presence in Baltimore reinforces the tired image of our failing urban cores. That the poor people in this dilapidated city can’t take care of their own neighborhoods and all the public officials around them have failed as well. The bureaucratic, all-talk Democrats strike again. If a crowd of volunteers could clean up 12 tons of trash in 12 hours, how incompetent and helpless must Baltimoreans be if they can’t manage it in decades, right?

In short, the paper was far more concerned with the fact that Presler and his team made Democrats at the local, state, and national level (like longtime Rep. Elijah Cummings) look bad than they were with what was actually done by the volunteers to clean up the piles of trash and bring the community together.

The BS editorial board also indicated they were skeptical that Presler would return as he had said he would:

We also hope Mr. Presler keeps his promise to return to Baltimore once a month. It would definitely give his motives more credibility.

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In the meantime, we’ll see how clean the neighborhood still is when he returns in September.

They needn’t be skeptical anymore. Presler alerted them Monday in a tweet that planning for the second cleanup effort was already underway:

To get a good idea of what Presler and his team first came up against when they visited the city, watch this video done by Fox 45 last year of a tour they went on with then-Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) of the hardest-hit areas of the city:

A firm September date has not yet been given by Presler as to when the cleanup crew will be returning to Baltimore. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.

Related –>> Baltimore Sun Challenged By Philanthropist After Paper Is Shown To Have Reported On The City’s ‘Trash Problem’

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The Left Doesn’t Get to be Mad that Someone Publicly Confronted Chris “Fredo” Cuomo

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I’ve never been a fan of the idea that you should find your political opponents in public and make a display of confronting them. I always found the action more on the sinister side than anything brave or righteous.

But there’s very little brave or righteous about mainstream leftist politics. The trend of finding a right-leaning figure in public and essentially chasing them out of the area was encouraged by actual Democratic politicians like Rep. Maxine Waters and Sen. Cory Booker. As a result, you had various incidents where an activist or politician was cornered by crazed left-leaning protesters who think they’re doing the dark lord’s work by being complete tools.

Regardless, people like Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens of TPUSA were chased out of a restaurant. Kirk even had a bottle of liquid poured on him. Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi were chased out of a restaurant as well. In fact, Cruz seems to be a favorite target of the left for public confrontation, as he was very recently surrounded by protesters at LAX.

Yet, hilariously, the left seems to be aghast that CNN’s Chris Cuomo was confronted in public.

In a now-viral video, a man is seen calling Cuomo “Fredo.” Cuomo doesn’t take kindly to this, dons his best Italian-American tough-guy accent, and proceeds to threaten the man with violence.

It’s pretty funny.

As I wrote earlier, YouTube is already trying to ban the video by claiming it qualifies as harassment. You can still see the video of Cruz being confronted in the restaurant, however, and from major media publications no less.

The outrage continued with CNN spokesman and VP Matt Dornic, who claimed Cuomo was defending himself from an ethnic slur.

Let’s pause here for a moment and make something incredibly clear. “Fredo” is not an ethnic slur. It’s a character insult, and the left knows it, but everything is racist.

Others also voiced their outrage that Cuomo was publicly confronted.

Once again, I want to make it clear that public people minding their own in public shouldn’t be harassed, and I’m not particularly applauding the guy who instigated Fredo’s meltdown, but Fredo did choose to have a meltdown instead of shrugging it off and walking away as Cruz does, and that’s the entire reason this is now a story.

But what should be understood here is that Cuomo is one of the people who encouraged confrontation. In fact, Cuomo has defended Antifa twice, and that group is famous for its intimidation tactics, including an incident where Antifa went to the home of Fox News’s Tucker Carlson and attempting to gain entry while making threats as Carlson’s wife and children hid in the pantry.

I think public figures should be left alone when not on the job, especially when they’re with their families.

That said, if Cuomo and the left think this is wrong, then they should think it’s wrong across the board. If you live by the sword, you get harassed by the sword.

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YouTube Is Trying to Stop Fredo from Bringing Down Fredo by Deleting Cuomo’s Meltdown Video

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I know it was you, Fredo.

The greatest thing flying around the internet right now is CNN host Chris Cuomo suddenly donning an Italian-American tough-guy accent and losing it all over this guy who called him “Fredo.”

For those of you who don’t know why that’s insulting, in Godfather 1 and 2, Fredo is the weak brother in the family that *spoilers* ultimately betrays the family. Calling someone “Fredo” is an insult as it’s essentially labeling someone as the weak link in the chain or the softest person on someone’s team.

Cuomo doth protest a little too much after being called Fredo, and it’s understandable. It rings a bit true in his case.

The video went viral as soon as it hit the internet thanks to this hilariousness of watching Cuomo awkwardly try to be a tough guy by threatening to throw the guy calling him “Fredo” down a flight of stairs.

But, like all things fun, YouTube decided the video went against its terms of service and banned the video from being seen on its platform. According to one Twitter user, YouTube did so because “Fredo” was deemed an “ethnic slur,” which it’s not. According to another, it promotes harassment and bullying. My question would be, who is bullying who?

The only bullying happening here is Cuomo attempting — and I use the word “attempting” here very literally — to intimidate the guy calling him “Fredo.” If Cuomo had just been called the name and shrugged it off, it would have been a non-story. Instead, Fredo took it very close to heart and adopted a tough guy act that the world saw through.

As it goes viral, YouTube comes in with the assist and takes down the video from its platform.

This is the same platform that features actual World Star street fights on its platforms. You don’t have to look far for a video of a feminist harassing pro-life people or see a video of Antifa doing its thing.

Making fun of Fredo Cuomo, though? Well, that’s too far.

It’s all a waste of effort, though. YouTube can’t keep track of all the mirrors and duplicates that will now populate the internet thanks to the Streisand effect that censorship causes. It also doesn’t own the myriad of platforms outside of its territory, where this video of Fredo is going viral, even as you read this.

The question is, who out there is trying to protect Fredo’s reputation with information suppression? Why, despite the millions of videos on its platforms that feature content far worse than this, do they suddenly get strict with their rules for Cuomo? Is CNN working with YouTube? Have they tried to get the video pulled elsewhere?

 

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