Yes... that judge
[WSJ]. A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump's temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration's strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling. No, asshole. You don't get to rule by fiat from Hawaii and over rule the highest court in the land and apply your idiocy to the entire nation. Trump should just tell him to piss off and ignore it.
The decision is a fresh legal blow for the president just two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to implement its travel ban against refugees and foreign nationals from six countries who have no connection to the U.S. Legal my ass
The justices said Mr. Trump’s administration couldn’t enforce the ban against people with bona fide relationships to people or organizations in the U.S. Days after, the Trump administration adopted a narrow view of what relationships counted for an exemption from the ban.
The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department, which is defending the ban, had no immediate comment on the court order.
Administration officials said visa applicants and refugees with U.S.-based spouses, children, parents and siblings would be allowed in. But those with only lesser ties--such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins--would be subject to the ban. Considering how they like to marry within the family that pretty much includes the whole nation
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii took issue with that interpretation. He issued an order late Thursday, which applies nationwide, that says people with broader family ties are also exempt from the ban.
"The Government's definition of close familial relationship is not only not compelled by the Supreme Court's June 26 decision, but contradicts it," the judge wrote. You are violating years of judicial tradition and federal laws, fucktard. The law is worth nothing if you aren't willing to follow it. And when the law breaks down, society breaks down. Don't be surprised if after things start falling apart some goblins show up on your doorstep to kill you and your family.
This matters less than it might -- applications are reportedly down significantly as people look for a more certain outcome elsewhere. The discussion alone changes the calculation.
Interestingly, the same dynamic apparently is at work with illegals. I've read that border crossings have fallen dramatically, while illegals long resident here are self-deporting rather than waiting to be caught. And I recently read that next year they will have systems in place to track those who came legally but overstayed, so they will be deported, too...
[Free Beacon] The U.S. government has denied financial support to the family of a federal agent who was severely wounded in a 2011 ambush by a Mexican drug cartel but at the same time has subsidized housing expenses for the family of a hit-squad member who assisted in the shootout that left another officer dead.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent who survived the attack, Victor Avila, said the Department of Homeland Security refused to fund hotel, travel, and per diem expenses for his wife and two children during the two-week trial of two men accused in his attempted murder, which began in Washington, D.C., this week. DHS told Avila it did not have a "funding mechanism" to pay for the expenses.
[Daily Caller] During World War II the coal miners’ union went on strike; in 1950 Korean War President Harry Truman reached outside the Constitution and nationalized steel companies because of their union problems. During the Vietnam War, the San Diego Machinist Union local went on strike.
When, then, union leaders stood up and loudly complained about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), it was my pleasure to throw boing hot rhetoric on the complaining unions and their sycophantic Democratic office holders; hypocrites all. The whine campaign of union leaders and Democrats against an agreement that portended drops in consumer prices for all Americans was sickening and sheer hypocrisy.
A perfect example of political hypocrisy and perfidy has recently come to light in the exposure that Democratic Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly is the former General Counsel and major stockholder in his family’s business in Indiana. A business with a factory in Mexico.
Since Donnelly’s election to the U.S. Senate and in recent months Donnelly’s family company -- Stewart Superior Corp. and its subsidiaries have shipped tons of raw materials to its Mexican factory where Mexican men and women assemble raw materials for finishing in a California plant. This is done duty free in both directions and uses Mexican labor that is paid far less than their Indiana counterparts. This is a wise use of resources and the company should utilize it as much as possible. That is a good and profitable use of resources that enables the company to make profits. That is free enterprise.
There is nothing wrong with the trans-border movement of goods to and from Mexico for assembly or finishing. Only less-than-intelligent union leaders and the Democrat politicians they own lock-stock and barrel complain about this very profitable business model.
Donnelly accused United Technologies (UT) and its Indiana subsidiary -- air conditioner and furnace maker Carrier -- of exploiting $3-an-hour workers when it announced plans to move some Indiana factory jobs to Mexico. Candidate Donald Trump made the Carrier plan an integral part of his campaign and threatened giant defense contractor UT with a stiff tariff on any air conditioners made by Carrier in Mexico imported into the U.S.
Despite his political tantrum against Carrier’s moving to Mexico, Donnelly collected 2016 dividends ($15,001 to $50,000) from Stewart Superior which were profits from its Mexican factory; Stewart Superior’s web site says that the company’s Mexican factory "brings economical, cost competitive manufacturing and product development to our valued customers."
[PRESSHERALD] A Democratic state politician from South Portland faced sharp criticism Wednesday after suggesting in a Facebook rant that he would harm President Trump.
Maine Republicans were furious over the post by Rep. Scott M. Hamann and called on House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, to take action against him. Some, including Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage, said Hamann should resign.
He has removed the post from his Facebook page, but the Maine Republican Party made a copy before he did so. In the closing sentence, Hamann writes, "Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that (vulgar term)."
Hamann, who is serving his third term in the Legislature, also lashed out at Trump’s supporters and made reference to the president’s controversial statements about women and Republican U.S. Sen. John Maverick McCain ... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution. As an ordinary citizen he greased the infamous hookers peeing on the Obamabed in Moscow dossier in an attempt to smear President Trump... , a prisoner of war survivor who was held in Vietnam.
"He’s an admitted rapist," Hamann wrote of the president. "Would you be okay with leaving him alone in a room with your wife?"
Demi Kouzounas, chairwoman of the Maine Republican Party, issued a statement calling Hamann "unhinged and dangerous."
"Words cannot even begin to describe the level of revulsion I feel after reading Rep. Scott Hamann’s recent tirade that has come to light," Kouzounas said in a prepared statement. "Perhaps the most alarming aspect of this tirade is an implied death threat against our president."
In a prepared statement Wednesday, Hamann said he regretted the post.
"I regret my impulsive decision to post something aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate in a Facebook exchange with a childhood friend," Hamann said. "While the tone of the post was born out of frustration with the vile language currently surrounding politics, I should not have responded with the same language. This is not language I typically use, it does not reflect my personal values, and while misguided, it was intended to make a visceral point about the devolving political discourse in America."
Gideon’s spokeswoman, Mary-Erin Casale, said Gideon was on vacation and unavailable for comment Wednesday.
"The Maine Democratic Party does not condone this kind of discourse ‐ period," Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett said in a prepared statement. "Rep. Hamann’s comments were unacceptable and do not represent our values as a party. He has rightly apologized for them and removed the post."
Dave Watson, the resident agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service field office in Portland, said his agency had been made aware of Hamann’s comments. Watson said his office also was receiving phone calls from the general public about the post.
[ChicagoTribune]. Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton's emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show
In late June 2017, the Wall Street Journal published a story about a longtime Republican political operative from the Chicago area. His name was Peter Smith and the story focused on Smith’s possible connections to the Trump campaign and Russian hackers. Here’s how it unfolded. (Jonathon Berlin / Tribune)
A Republican donor and operative from Chicago's North Shore who said he had tried to obtain Hillary Clinton's missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself in a Minnesota hotel room days after talking to The Wall Street Journal about his efforts, public records show.
Like to get a look at that life insurance policy. Sometimes you can get a term plan for, say, twenty years. If he got one at age 61, it would "expire" at 81. Some of them have a provision for continuing it at extremely high rates which it is expected nobody will pay. But if your health is really, really bad, somebody can usually scrape up a quarterly premium.
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Did he fire one bullet in the suicide or did he empty the magazine to be sure?
[Iran Press TV] More than 73 percent of American Democrats would give up drinking alcohol for the rest of their life if President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... would be impeached, a new survey has found. Might I suggest 73 percent of Dems get a goddamned life?
The poll which was published by a drug and alcohol rehabilitation group
...if they're in a rehab group, 100% of them intend to give up alcohol anyway...
on Thursday also found that 17 percent of Republicans are willing to renounce drinking alcohol if Trump got impeached.
But nearly 31 percent of Republicans said they would give up drinking if it meant the media stopped writing negative things about their president.
On Wednesday, Democrat Congressman Brad Sherman formally introduced an article of impeachment against Trump, accusing the president of obstructing justice during a federal investigation of Russia’s role in 2016 election.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.