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Malibu, Calif. declares ‘sanctuary’ status, will vote down proposal to change name to Hypocrite City (Sunday open thread)

8 hours 41 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

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Here’s the fuse lighting on another March Madness edition of the Sunday open thread, and what better way to tip it off than with some good, old fashioned rich liberal hypocrisy, California-style!

The city of Malibu voted last week to be a “sanctuary city” for illegals:

The idea was inspired by one of the town’s many famous residents: actor Martin Sheen. In December, he grabbed the lectern during a City Council meeting and — as if conjuring his inner President Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” — urged the city to become a sanctuary city.

Like many sanctuary city resolutions, Malibu’s is largely symbolic. Backers said the move, which passed on a 3-2 council vote, is a chance for Malibu’s privileged to stand up for the city’s vulnerable population.

And by “vulnerable” they mean people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to work for rich & famous progressive hypocrite ‘living wage’ proponents for crappy pay:

Everyone agrees the city has workers who are not authorized to be in the United States, and they tend to serve the food at upscale eateries, clean the beachside mansions, look after children and keep the landscaping looking lush.
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Lifelong Malibu resident Mikke Pierson, 57, a supporter of the resolution, said it’s hard to imagine a Malibu without the many immigrants who toil there. That why expressing support for people who are in the country illegally is so important, he said.

“Heck … we would be paralyzed and no one’s houses would be cleaned,” the former surf shop owner said.

Now imagine the reaction of Malibu if Trump said that.

Sheen, who led the “sanctuary city” effort in Malibu, is a big “living wage” supporter — unless it’s going to impede some rich lefty’s ability to have dinner served or the laundry done in a manner that won’t break the bank by paying California labor union rates.

They’re all about helping the little people!

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My proposal to change Malibu’s name to Hypocrite City probably won’t go anywhere with the council.

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This is nothing short of maddening:

18 year-old Henry Sanchez Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, are both facing first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense charges in Maryland after being accused of raping a female classmate in the high school bathroom.

“Victim A was holding a sink to avoid going into the bathroom when Montano grabbed her hand and pulled her into the stall,” police said in a report. According to investigators, Sanchez then joined then in the stall to take part in the rape.

According to local reports, Sanchez Milan crossed the border last August, and was detained for 12 days at a refugee settlement. Apparently, he was released and given notice to appear in court but a date wasn’t set at the time because he wasn’t a priority case as he didn’t have a criminal record or gang affiliation.

Oh, and the well-compensated school superintendent responded to the concerns of parents with a lecture about racism.

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After the GOP’s health care bill was pulled, Nancy Pelosi celebrated the saving of the law that contributed to the Dems’ demise:

I haven’t seen Nancy that happy for “the children” since Planned Parenthood announced they exceeded their baby parts quota.

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Hmmm:

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Your “Hillary coming out of the woods” jokes here: _____________

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After the London attack last week, police arrested around a dozen people, and some were later released. However, about four people remain in custody, meaning it was far from premature to use the media and liberal politicians’ favorite kneejerk cliche: “lone wolf.” The New York Times reports that “some believe it is unlikely that Mr. Masood acted entirely on his own.”

Before any facts were known and as the investigation was just getting started, the media narrative machine was nevertheless humming at 100 percent capacity not long after the attack:

The Sun:

London attack lone wolf terrorist Khalid Masood ‘was on WhatsApp’ just TWO minutes before unleashing Westminster terror

CNBC:

London police have released the name of the man who killed three people and injured 40 before he was shot to death in a suspected lone wolf terror attack on the Houses of Parliament.

MarketWatch:

At least 50 people were hurt in the London attack, thought to have been carried out by a “lone wolf” attacker known as Khalid Masood, though Islamic State has claimed responsibility. Scotland Yard said Friday they now know Masood’s birth name was Adrian Russell Ajao.

Reuters:

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Daily Mail:

English teacher Khalid Masood, 52, a ‘lone wolf’ attacker, who was living in the Birmingham area, had a series of convictions for assault and other crimes.

Daily Beast:

“He’s older than one would expect, most of these attacks are slightly more youthful, hot-headed guys who perhaps have a bit less to lose,” Dr. Elisabeth Kendall, author of Twenty-First Century Jihad, told The Daily Beast. “Perhaps it’s slightly more difficult to manipulate and guide a 52-year-old than a teenager or someone in their early twenties, so he could genuinely be a lone wolf who just went off the rails.”

The Beast’s headline described Masood as a “52 year old family man and English teacher.” So, kind of like Mr. Kotter but an Islamic terrorist who killed several people and injured 40 others? Pitiful.

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In the original “Brady Bunch” TV show, a record producer tried to make Greg into a rock star called “Johnny Bravo.” It turned out Greg wasn’t all that talented, and he found out the producer only wanted him because he “fit the suit” that they had. I was reminded of that episode for no particular reason recently… ahem…

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“Chelsea Bravo”? Go with it, MSM!

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Paul Ryan on scrapped AHCA: Americans ‘living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future’

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:53

**Written by Doug Powers

Here’s a little bit of Friday news that would have been called “breaking” if I’d been able to break on it earlier, but the American Health Care Act will not be happening:

House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn’t get a vote.

After a dramatic day on Capitol Hill, Ryan rushed from the White House to Capitol Hill to tell Trump he did not have the votes to pass the measure, the culmination of seven years of Republican efforts to eradicate President Barack Obama’s proudest domestic achievement.

As Ryan presented the dire vote totals in his meeting with Trump, he explicitly recommended the President pull the bill, according to a senior GOP official. The decision was ultimately Trump’s. Trump made the call at 3 p.m., as the rest of House leadership was gathering in Ryan’s office.

Speaker Paul Ryan:

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President Trump:

"Perhaps the best thing that could happen is exactly what happened today," Pres. Trump reacts to GOP decision to pull health care bill pic.twitter.com/g93L3grUXg

— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 24, 2017

Trump said Obamacare will “explode” before too long, which won’t be surprising.

Before the bill was scrapped, projection was the order of the day for Nancy Pelosi:

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And that “moral monstrosity” accusation came direct from the mouth of a Margaret Sanger Award winner, so you know it’s credible.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Chris Matthews hardest hit? Effort to make Obama’s birthday an Illinois holiday falls short

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:39

**Written by Doug Powers

Uh oh, Southside Not With You:

Barack Obama’s name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday.

Legislation to make the 44th president’s Aug. 4th birthday a state holiday fell six votes short Tuesday. Chicago Democratic Rep. Sonya Harper says it would honor a man who adopted Chicago as his home and served in the Illinois State Senate.

But Rep. Steven Andersson of Geneva suggested it be honorary. The Republican floor leader says even Obama wouldn’t want the cash-strapped state to give state workers another paid day off.

I highly doubt that last part, unless Obama feared it might have caused his presidential library to be closed on his birthday.

**Written by Doug Powers

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What other nastiness does global warming have in store for us? Future president Chelsea Clinton explains

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:45

**Written by Doug Powers

null Note: The side-effect of global warming described below is Al Gore certified 100 percent “settled science”

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If you’re on the Left and thinking about running for political office, the first thing you need to do — even if you have famous parents — is get in good with the party’s religious leaders:

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Everybody panic… again. I can already envision the ads combining the two issues, starring Al Gore and Wilford Brimley.

For some reason the party of “settled science” sure loves fear mongering articles that use the words “might,” “could,” “if,” “suggests,” “would,” “speculates” and “may.”

Chelsea Clinton’s foray into global warming panic-peddling could be part of her emergency training so the influence peddling dynasty doesn’t fizzle out:

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Blame the threat of global warming, because if somebody doesn’t carry on the family business, things are going to get heated at a certain home in Chappaqua.

(h/t Twitchy)

**Written by Doug Powers

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CNN fires back at Trump’s ‘fake news’ accusations with this bombshell

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 08:59

**Written by Doug Powers

Donald Trump slams the mainstream media a lot, but few outlets take more direct “fake news” shots to the chops than CNN. So this is how they prove him wrong?

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No, seriously, that’s an actual report:

This. Is CNN.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Susan Rice’s compunction bypass operation was a success!

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 08:58

**Written by Doug Powers

Gloriously self-unaware and proud of it, former Obama adviser Susan Rice is really swinging for the shamelessness fences with this one:

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Funny stuff coming from one of the early pioneers of “fake news.”

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Projection: It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

Even better, Rice’s article is appearing in the Washington Post under this slogan:

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**Written by Doug Powers

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Bring fugitive cop-killer Assata Shakur back ASAP!

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:01

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Bring Assata back ASAP
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

If FBI agents have time to track down Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys, why can’t they bring back AWOL convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur?

It is time for the agency’s most wanted woman in the world to pay her dues. And President Trump is just the man to force this militant and unrepentant escapee to face justice.

Forty years ago this week, a New Jersey jury convicted Joanne D. Chesimard – a.k.a. Assata Shakur – on first-degree murder, assault, and other charges in the 1973 traffic stop execution of state trooper Werner Foerster and wounding of trooper James Harper. She received a life (plus 30 years) sentence.

But instead of serving behind bars, Shakur has led the pampered life of a “political fugitive” in socialist Cuba after her radical Black Liberation Army buddies busted her out of prison. The late Fidel Castro’s regime provided the fugitive murderer and social justice vigilante an apartment, stipends, books, and funding for graduate school.

As she ages in comfort, the BLA’s self-styled mother hen is now a campus icon among the Black Lives Matter generation. She’s a t-shirt, a poster, an Internet meme. Just last week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, minority students convened an “Assata Shakur Reading Group”—which the school newspaper described as a “biweekly book club for people of color that focuses on radical, black activism.”

Activism? Try blood-stained domestic terrorism. At the time of Trooper Foerster’s murder, the BLA had been tied to the murders of more than 10 police officers across the country. Before the turnpike shootout, the BLA had ambushed two pairs of NYPD officers in a 48-hour spree, killing two of them; murdered another cop in Atlanta; and executed another pair of NYPD officers in 1972. Chesimard, her brother-in-law Zayd Shakur (who died in the gunfight with Foerster and Harper) and another BLA member were wanted for questioning in the murder of two of those cops when they were stopped.

BLA’s “sole goal,” domestic terrorism expert and author Bryan Burrough noted in an interview for my new CRTV.com investigative program on Shakur, “was assassinating policemen.” When BLA thugs ambushed rookie NYPD officers Rocco Laurie (who was white) and Greg Foster (who was black) while they walked the beat in the East Village in 1972, they didn’t just shoot them. They stood “over them and just continue(d) to shoot into their bodies, into their heads” after they lay dead in the snow, Burrough recounted.

Retired FBI agent and Morris County, N.J. sheriff James Gannon further schooled the ignorant: “This is not a soccer mom, this is a woman who was involved in very high-end, very violent crimes.”

Joseph Connor, whose father Frank was murdered by the BLA-aligned Puerto terrorist group FALN in 1975, added that these violent left-wing extremists were far from freedom-loving peaceful protesters: “They were looking to subjugate people beneath them. They weren’t looking to free people, they were looking to murder people, they were looking to cause mayhem.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has vowed to use trade policy to pressure Cuba to extradite Shakur and scores of other convicted criminal fugitives back to the U.S. President Trump, who ushered in a new era of respect for law enforcement after eight years of Obama coddling of the social justice mob, should get this deal done before yet another grim anniversary passes.

Every day they wait is another day the Left’s violent movement for “armed struggle” against our men and women in blue festers with impunity.

“Cop-killer Assata Shakur: The FBI’s Most Wanted Women in the World,” debuts March 22 on CRTV.com’s “Michelle Malkin Investigates.”

Al Franken overturns Judge Gorsuch’s opinion using power of absurdity vested in him by SNL

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:57

**Written by Doug Powers

At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Al Franken proved that he’s good enough, smart enough, and doggone it he’s going to serve as the inspiration for a progressive court-of-hypothetical-appeals justice in an SNL skit someday:

He relentlessly sparred with Gorsuch about the nominee’s dissent in the case of a trucking company employee who was fired after abandoning his cargo when no one came to help him during a breakdown, and he was stuck for hours in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch came down on the side of the company.

“I had a career in identifying absurdity, and I know it when I see it,” said Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” performer and writer. “And it makes me question your judgment.”

Franken not only had a career identifying absurdity but currently serves as an example of it. Case in point: Al Franken is on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Here’s the video. At issue is Gorsuch’s ruling at what’s known as the “frozen trucker” case.

On Monday, Franken said this in reference to Antonin Scalia:

Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) lamented that Scalia’s “rigid” ideology has “infected the bench”: “While no one can dispute (his) love of the Constitution, the document he revered looks very different from the one that I have sworn to support and defend.”

I don’t doubt it.

Let’s adjourn with this:

@GaetaSusan @Just_a_Texan

Check out Judge Gorsuch giving Sen actor Frankenstein the #EyeRoll… Priceless!

Chuck Schumer offers a clue how he thinks Dem attempts to trip up Gorsuch are going; Update: Elizabeth Warren too

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:57

**Written by Doug Powers

How are Senate Judicial Committee Democrat attempts to prove that Neil Gorsuch isn’t fit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court going? Allow Chuck Schumer to provide a big clue:

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When that doesn’t happen, “Operation: Plant a bottle of Stoli in Gorsuch’s briefcase” is a GO!

We’ll know it went really bad if Dems pull the fire alarm just before the vote is taken next month.

Update:

Dances With Identity Theft can be counted among Dems who want to put the brakes on the Gorsuch hearing:

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But presidential aspirations can’t.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Rep. Maxine Waters: Impeachment is nigh!

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:10

**Written by Doug Powers

You’re finished, Trump — finished! Mwa-ha-ha:

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Nothing like an ethics slam coming from Maxine Waters! She’s good at tossing out red meat for the Dem base to devour, but not so good at math when it comes to the party makeup of Congress in the aftermath of the Obama era.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Fear not, because Dianne Feinstein will determine if Gorsuch is a ‘reasonable’ conservative judge or witch burning ‘originalist’

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:36

**Written by Doug Powers

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Neil Gorsuch began today, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein is troubled by the SCOTUS nominee’s reputation as an “originalist,” partly because of all the witch burning don’t-cha-know:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) offered her interpretation of the Constitution at Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. In her opening remarks, the Democratic senator said she was deeply troubled by the nominee’s identifying himself as a constitutional “originalist.”

Feinstein began by noting she was “deeply disappointed” that Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, did not get the luxury of a hearing. Nevertheless, she said it is now the committee’s job to determine whether Gorsuch is a “reasonable mainstream conservative” fit for the highest court in the land.

She did not seem to have much confidence in the nominee. Feinstein is disturbed by Gorsuch’s originalism, she argued, because she believes the concept “ignores the intent of the framers.”
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Feinstein noted that at the time of the document’s initial drafting, slavery was still an institution and women were still being burned at the stake for witchcraft. If the document had not evolved with culture, she added, we would still have segregated schools and women wouldn’t be equally protected under the law.

A “reasonable mainstream conservative” defined by Senate liberals in this context would fall somewhere in between David Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorite barista at Grounds for Impeachment.

Don’t worry though, because Feinstein will work hard to determine Gorsuch’s authentic conservative cred:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Fear not, because Dianne Feinstein will determine if Gorsuch is a ‘reasonable’ conservative judge or witch burning ‘originalist’

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:36

**Written by Doug Powers

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Neil Gorsuch began today, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein is troubled by the SCOTUS nominee’s reputation as an “originalist,” partly because of all the witch burning don’t-cha-know:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) offered her interpretation of the Constitution at Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. In her opening remarks, the Democratic senator said she was deeply troubled by the nominee’s identifying himself as a constitutional “originalist.”

Feinstein began by noting she was “deeply disappointed” that Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, did not get the luxury of a hearing. Nevertheless, she said it is now the committee’s job to determine whether Gorsuch is a “reasonable mainstream conservative” fit for the highest court in the land.

She did not seem to have much confidence in the nominee. Feinstein is disturbed by Gorsuch’s originalism, she argued, because she believes the concept “ignores the intent of the framers.”
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Feinstein noted that at the time of the document’s initial drafting, slavery was still an institution and women were still being burned at the stake for witchcraft. If the document had not evolved with culture, she added, we would still have segregated schools and women wouldn’t be equally protected under the law.

A “reasonable mainstream conservative” defined by Senate liberals in this context would fall somewhere in between David Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorite barista at Grounds for Impeachment.

Don’t worry though, because Feinstein will work hard to determine Gorsuch’s authentic conservative cred:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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