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Acting ICE director wedgies ‘sanctuary city’ cheerleaders in front of WH press corps

2 hours 49 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Immigration & Customs Enforcement Acting Director Tom Homan kicked off Thursday’s WH briefing and he commanded the space like an M-80 in a mailbox. “Sanctuary City” mayors nationwide must still be chaffing after this wedgie, and don’t think some mainstream media stenographers weren’t thinking of making a run for the nearest safe space:

Entire video here.

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Hillary’s upcoming book explains whole 2016 story on the cover

12 hours 35 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Like a boxer’s first words after regaining consciousness flat on the mat after the ten count, Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book speaks volumes:

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There’s no reason to buy it because everything’s asked and answered right there on the cover, but the foreword by Loretta Lynch & Bill Clinton could be interesting.

Update: From the publisher’s summary, maybe the book should instead have been titled “How America Failed a Hero”:

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

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Eco-alarmist scientists determined to make ‘climate’ kill everybody one way or another

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:20

**Written by Doug Powers

This plan to combat “climate change” is approved by both Al Gore and Wile E. Coyote, so the science is settled:

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels.

The United Nations says the targets are way off track and will not be met simply by reducing emissions for example from factories or cars – particularly after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 pact.

It’d go faster if they’d ask to borrow Dick Cheney’s weather-controlling machine.

Blocking out the sun and sucking up all the CO2 — what could go wrong? It’s a little like draining the Loch Ness to make sure the monster can no longer hide from everybody — it’s the only way to be sure. But even if the sun blockers & CO2 terminators end up destroying life as we know it, in the process they’ll score a point with fellow eco travelers about how Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement is a grave threat to life as we know it.

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Who owns border death truck tragedy? MEXICO!

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:03

Who owns border death truck tragedy? MEXICO!
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

Florida truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn’t the mastermind of the human smuggling ring that led to the grisly deaths of 10 illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart over the weekend.

He’s just a cog in the machine.

Bradley may now face the death penalty for transporting up to 100 people crammed in the trailer of his 18-wheeler. But what about the open-borders overlords making a real killing off this insatiable racket?

I’m looking at you, America-bashing corruptocrats in Mexico.

For years, our nation has been subjected to endless complaints, race-baiting insults and vicious attacks by politicians south of the border.

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon trashed our immigration laws on U.S. soil before the California state legislature.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox dropped F-bombs at President Trump and millions of law-abiding Americans who support construction of an effective border wall.

Current Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took to CNN’s airwaves to bash U.S. citizens who support strong borders as “exclusionary and discriminatory.” Last year, Nieto defiantly proclaimed at the United Nations that “there are no barriers that can stop either the movement of people or the fusion of cultures.”

Meddling Mexican consular officials in the U.S. have lobbied aggressively from New York to Texas to California for mass amnesty, driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, discounted tuition for illegal immigrant students, and systematic sabotage of interior enforcement and deportation policies.

Armed incursions by the Mexican military have targeted our immigration enforcement agents for years. After vehemently denying a Mexican government helicopter fired on Border Patrol personnel in 2014, our “friends” were forced to admit the incident happened when Judicial Watch obtained homeland security documents detailing the attack near Sells, Arizona, on the Tohono O’Odham Indian Reservation. In fact, DHS records have tracked at least “300 documented incursions by Mexican military and law enforcement authorities onto U.S. soil since 2004” — with few consequences for the foreign invaders.

When they’re not busy trash-talking our laws, shooting at our first-line protectors or actively undermining our sovereignty, Mexican government bureaucrats are up to their eyeballs in narco-state corruption.

Please note that the federal criminal complaint in the San Antonio border death truck tragedy included the statement of one Mexican trafficking victim from Aguascalientes who told authorities he met a “smuggler linked to the Zetas” cartel at the Rio Grande, where they charged “11,000 Mexican pesos for protection and 1,500 Mexican pesos to cross by raft” before loading into Bradley’s big rig of death. At the Walmart parking lot, a phalanx of six SUVs operated by the reputed Zetas-associated smugglers whisked away several groups of human chattel, who were marked with color-coded tape.

Yes, that would be the same Zetas cartel that has bought and paid for top Mexican politicians for years. Last summer, a former top financial operative for the gang testified at the federal trial of Marciano Millan Vasquez that “Millan and other Zetas leaders were able to smuggle drugs, kill with impunity and launder money through real estate and government contracts because they had bribed the personal aide of former Coahuila governor Humberto Moreira,” according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Human rights watchdogs and border reporters left, right, and center — from the Huffington Post to Breitbart Texas — have exposed callous Mexican government officials selling out their own people while turning a blind eye to massacres, kidnappings, extortion and racketeering across the Mexican border states.

These usually mouthy Mexican leaders are now quiet as church mice about the latest casualties of open borders. Why? Because illegal immigration is the country’s budgetary bonanza.

This spring, cash transfers to Mexico spiked 15 percent in March compared with the same period last year. Remittances, the majority of which are sent by immigrants working illegally in the U.S. to their Mexican relatives, topped $2.5 billion. That’s the “third largest in U.S.-Mexico remittance history, after October 2008 ($2.6 billion) and May 2006 ($2.5 billion),” according to The Hill.

It’s not just what’s illicit, but what’s licit, that explains Mexico’s countenance of the mass abuse and enslavement of its own people. “No borders, no walls” means a Mexico that will never work hard enough to improve itself so that desperate people would rather pursue their dreams at home instead of stuffing themselves into sweltering death ovens on wheels.

And yet we’re the ones accused of human rights violations and lack of compassion.

How do you say “chutzpah” in Spanish?

Will arrested Wasserman Schultz IT aide seek ‘A Better Deal’ with prosecutors?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:23

**Written by Doug Powers

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All we’ve been hearing from the mainstream media are speculations about members of the Trump administration possibly having legal troubles, but so far the only people in DC getting busted seem to be Democrats. Go figure:

A House IT staffer at the center of a congressional computer equipment scandal has been arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud, Fox News has learned.

Fox News is told officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport.

Awan, 37, of Virginia, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of bank fraud during his arraignment in federal court in Washington, D.C. He was released but will have to wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew.

The Feds had previously seized smashed hard drives from Awan (where would he possibly get that inspiration?).

Awan’s wife made it out of the country with a suitcase full of cash:

Awan transferred $283,000 to two individuals in Pakistan from the Longworth House Office Building. His wife had already fled to Pakistan, but while police did not prevent her from boarding her plane, she reportedly had $12,000 in cash.

Schultz was clearly not disturbed by any number of red flags over the years:

Soon after Imran began working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, four of his relatives appeared on the payroll of other Democrats at inflated salaries, but Democratic staffers said they were rarely seen at work. They collected $4 million in taxpayer salaries since 2009.

House authorities told members in February that Imran and his relatives were suspects in a criminal investigation into theft and IT abuses, and they were banned from the Capitol network.

Wasserman Schultz has refused to fire Imran, despite being a known criminal suspect in a cybersecurity probe for months, and has blocked Capitol Police from searching a laptop they confiscated because it was tied to him.

During a budget meeting a couple of months ago, DWS demonstrated to the Capitol Police chief just how eager she was to allow authorities to examine potential pieces of evidence that had been seized (with bonus threat right at the end of the video):

Yep, she told the police “there will be consequences” for their actions. Now one of DWS’s ex staffers (and maybe select others later on) will probably take inspiration from the Dems’ new slogan and attempt to negotiate “A Better Deal” with prosecutors.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Of course: Princeton seeks ‘manager’ for on-campus masculinity

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 18:54

**Written by Doug Powers

Headline of the day, via The College Fix:

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I’m pretty sure the person hired won’t be a man, because “men” who “manage” might be considered a hyper-masculine trigger which would make the whole problem self-perpetuating:

The men’s manager will also launch initiatives to challenge “gender stereotypes,” and expand the school’s Men’s Allied Voices for a Respectful and Inclusive Community, a self-described “violence prevention program” at Princeton that often bemoans “toxic masculinity” on its Facebook page.

According to the job description, the men’s manager will develop educational programs targeting the apparent “high-risk campus-based populations for primary prevention of interpersonal violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.”

The job posting implicitly refers to men as perpetrators and women as victims.

Ok, I’ll bite: Why do Princeton administrators allow “high risk” students to wander the campus? Maybe the first thing the “men’s engagement manager” should do is try and fire the people who hired *her. (*Note to self: Go back and substitute as generic as possible a gender pronoun here).

Job perks include exclusive use of faculty safe space and gold membership to the Epicene Gym.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Dems launch ‘Better Deal’ at definition of insanity

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:46

**Written by Doug Powers

When a restaurant sends out a reminder that the same dish that made you barf last year is being re-introduced under a different name, you get something like this:

Six months after Republicans gained control of the White House and both houses of Congress, Democrats have outlined a plan to improve their chances of methodically taking it all back.

They are leaning heavily on a re-branding of their greatest hits — more and better-paying jobs, lowering health care costs and cracking down on the what are seen as the abuses of big business.

As an agenda and a slogan, “A Better Deal,” hearkens back to the days of President Franklin Roosevelt. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went 50 miles outside the Beltway, to Berryville, Va., to unveil it, hoping the ideas will resonate with suburban voters, many of whom were energized by Trump’s campaign-trail populism.

Fifty whole miles outside the Beltway? They wouldn’t risk going out any farther without a flyover country Sherpa.

And the good news for Republicans is they still don’t get it:

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Schumer discussed the Democrats’ new economic agenda, which he said they will unveil on Monday.

“The number one thing that we did wrong is we didn’t tell people what we stood for,” Schumer said during the interview.

The Dems’ problem was precisely the opposite. “We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners out of work” and “basket of deplorables” weren’t exactly vague statements, Chuckie.

null “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL NO!”

**Written by Doug Powers

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Hammer time! FBI seizes smashed hard drives from Wasserman Schultz aide

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:54

**Written by Doug Powers

Just in case, better cue Drebin:

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Something about this whole reported scenario sounds awfully familiar:

FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation.

Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, an individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

An additional source in Congress with direct knowledge of the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.

Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.

The FBI didn’t happen to find any info about BleachBit anywhere, did they? Also, DWS, please tell your aide that Hillary’s people would like the hammer returned asap.

**Written by Doug Powers

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New Dem slogan a BIG hit with people who make money testing slogans (open thread)

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 09:21

**Written by Doug Powers

The fuse on another Sunday open thread is lit, and here are just a couple things to kick off the festivities…

The DNC’s road to recovery (hey, eight years of Obama was tough on everybody) begins with a new slogan:

Completely sapped of power in Washington, top leaders of the Democratic Party now believe that the best way to fight a president who penned “The Art of the Deal” is with an economic agenda that they plan to call “A Better Deal.”

The campaign-style motto, panned by some liberal activists as details began to trickle out ahead of the Monday rollout, is designed to revive a party desperate to win back at least some control next year. The push comes months earlier than most campaign-year sales pitches begin — an acknowledgment of the need to shore up public opinion of the Democratic Party in the faster pace of modern politics.
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“A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future” is the new slogan hatched after months of strategy sessions on Capitol Hill and late-night dinners at Washington restaurants hosted by Schumer, Pelosi, Jeffries and other rank-and-file House and Senate lawmakers.

When you feed your focus group nothing but Papa John’s, something like that is bound to happen.

The full slogan is “Better jobs, better wages, better future, better get a bucket I’m gonna throw up.”

After that fails to win back the House, Senate and WH the slogan will be upgraded to “Better Better, for the Better.”

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California politicians gathered Friday to herald the symbolic start of construction on the “bullet toilet” which will flush taxpayer dollars down the drain electrically and at record speeds:

A parade of politicians attended a groundbreaking ceremony for Caltrain’s electrification project on Friday, heralding the start of what they called the most important upgrade in the rail line’s 153-year-history.

The $2 billion project — delayed after the Trump administration held up a key federal grant before putting it back on track in May — will mean faster, greener and more reliable service, replacing the current diesel trains that go back and forth between San Francisco and San Jose’s Tamien station with a new fleet of electric train cars.

Elected officials on the Millbrae station’s southbound platform turned over some dirt with gold-painted shovels Friday morning to cheers and applause, but work on the project actually began behind the scenes in June.

Democrats applauded themselves for thinking up a train system that doesn’t run on fossil fuel and instead is powered by electricity, which just appears magically with no generation required, or something.

Based on the sheer amount of overstatement vs. delivery below, I suspect the overall project will follow suit:

The pure power of this shot almost melted our phone.

Kamala Harris getting an early start on losing the 2020 election?

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:16

**Written by Doug Powers

Fast forward to a hypothetical 2020 where California Sen. Kamala Harris is the Democrat nominee. Historians might later trace her election loss back to this point in time:

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Yes, by all means, give Team Hillary veterans a very large role in the process:

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has brought a number of former Hillary Clinton campaign veterans on board to work in her Washington, D.C., congressional office, according to its roster.

Harris has garnered media attention in recent weeks fueling speculation that she could be positioning herself to run in the Democratic primary during the 2020 presidential race.

Harris reportedly mingled with former top donors to Hillary Clinton in the Hamptons this past weekend and will head back this upcoming weekend for a private meeting with Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood liberal and longtime donor to Clinton, and his wife Georgina Chapman.

It’s always a good idea to design your fledgling presidential campaign with the same template used by the candidate who lost the race for the WH — twice.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Climate crisis getting so dire DiCaprio’s *giving up private jets (*next Wed. only)

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:17

**Written by Doug Powers

Uh oh, it must be getting serious:

Leo DiCaprio is shoring up environmentally friendly plans for his foundation’s annual gala and auction in St-Tropez, sources tell us.

We hear that the star is ditching any private jets and will fly commercial to the glitzy French fête on Wednesday.

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on a “pescetarian” menu that will be “meat-free and feature local, sustainable fish and vegetables from area growers.”
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Ecowarrior DiCaprio has gotten flack for taking rides on pals’ private planes to attend charity events, such as last year’s ­amfAR gala in Cannes, France, after picking up an environmental award in New York City.

I’m guessing DiCaprio was unable to find a private jet because they’d already all been booked by other climate crusaders attending the dinner, but he’ll definitely be the eco hero at the “Carbon Footprint Size: Godzilla” table. But just imagine how much more smug and condescending Leo’s lectures will be about your grill and lawnmower emissions after he makes the ultimate sacrifice by giving up private jets for a day — if that even happens.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Baltimore promotes ‘nobody kill anybody’ weekend… next month

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:23

**Written by Doug Powers

With suggestions such as “try not letting Democrats run your city for decades on end” completely off the table, some Baltimore neighborhood leaders are looking for other ways to stem an out-of-control problem. Here’s the latest initiative:

Bridgeford and other neighborhood leaders are drumming up support for a three-day ceasefire the first weekend of August to quell Baltimore’s violence. She admits that such peace is a tall order for a city that’s seen 188 killings this year.

Organizers aim to stop the shooting from Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 6, with a unified and blunt message: “Nobody kill anybody.”

Their message has been printed on T-shirts and flyers. They designed a website and held community meetings. More than 1,600 people visited their Facebook page. The grass-roots campaign has swelled since it began in May.

It’s come to this:

**Written by Doug Powers

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