[Hot Air] Hey, did you hear that New York City Mayor (and 2020 presidential candidate) Bill de Blasio’s daughter Chiara got herself a new place to live in the Big Apple? She’s taken up residence with her parents at Gracie Mansion. Good for her. The real estate market there is a real bear. But if you didn’t hear about it, that might be because she moved out in the dead of night. And she had plenty of help with the move, coming in the form of some of Hizzoner’s personal security detail from the NYPD.
As you might imagine, dispatching some of New York’s finest to go carry your daughter’s couch up to her new room is not only frowned upon but is strictly barred under New York ethical conduct rules. The New York Daily News explains.
Both the Mayor and the police have an explanation for why this happened, neither of which looks terribly convincing. De Blasio is saying that it’s not a violation because the cops "volunteered" to do it. First of all, even if that’s true, when your boss also happens to be the Mayor (and in charge of the police) and "suggests" his daughter needs some help, are you inclined to say no? And even if they cheerfully volunteered to do so without being asked, as explained in the excerpt above, you can’t use a city resource (the police, in this case) for a non-city purpose. They also saved money by not having to pay movers, so that could be considered a "private gain."
[NYPOST] There’s no surveillance video of the incident during which Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened... apparently hanged himself in a federal lockup in Lower Manhattan, law-enforcement officials told The Post on Sunday. Well, by golly, the government should step in and... No. Wait. This was the government, right?
Although there are cameras in the 9 South wing where the convicted pedophile was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, they are trained on the areas outside the cells and not inside, according to sources familiar with the setup there. Wouldn't want to let this beauzeau think he was special just because he had the goods on fifty or sixty national-level bigshots, not to mention a few stars of stage and screen...
Pols who attended Sunday’s annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan demanded answers to the many questions surrounding Epstein’s Saturday morning death, which is being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department. "Yeah! We demand answers!"
"Something doesn’t smell right ‐ and it’s not his dead body," Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said. "Now that he's dead, we'll never get to the bottom of this, will we?"
Adams noted the July 23 incident in which the multimillionaire financier was found nearly unconscious in his cell with marks on his neck, as well as the blockbuster court papers that were released on Friday and contained the names of other men ‐ including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ‐ who allegedly slept with an Epstein teenage "sex slave." "Guards! Guards! Somebody just tried to kill me! I've been unconscious! Look at the marks on my neck!"
"Yeah, yeah. We'll... ummm... investigate."
"Something is really troubling about that and I think it needs to be investigated extremely and very thoroughly to make sure there wasn’t any foul play," Adams said. "Legume! My clarinet! I must get to the bottom of this!"
New York Attorney General Letitia James, who said she’s toured the MCC, said she found it "very difficult to understand how something like this could have happened." "Yup. No idea."
[BREITBART] Guards at the New York City jail where millionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and has so far made 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, and some cases are ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged..... was found dead Saturday did not conduct required checks on prisoners the previous night, according to a report.
Epstein died of a suspected suicide after being found unresponsive in his Manhattan Correctional Center cell where he was being held on sex trafficking charges. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Epstein was "found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit from an apparent suicide," the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a news release.
Staff conducted life-saving measures and Epstein was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He's dead, Jim! according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Around 7:30 a.m., a gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the jail and taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, the New York Post reported.
Epstein hanged himself while in solitary confinement. Three law enforcement sources confirmed the suicide to ABC News. NBC reported he was not on suicide watch.
"At the MCC, two jail guards are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed overnight, according to the source. In addition, every 15 minutes guards are required to make another check on prisoners who are on suicide watch," Rooters reports.
In July, Epstein was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck and was placed on suicide watch.
Attorney General William Barr has directed the FBI and Department of Justice inspector general to launch a full investigation into Epstein’s death.
Now taking bets that President Trump appears nowhere in Ep’s files...
[BREITBART] An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and has so far made 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, and some cases are ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged..... ’s trafficking scheme named two prominent Democrats as part of a group of men with whom she was forced to have sex, unsealed documents revealed Friday.
The more than 2,000 papers released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York allege that Virginia Giuffre, 33, claimed in May 2016 that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with and give erotic massages to several politicians, foreign leaders, and businessmen, Fox News reported.
"There’s a whole bunch of them ‐ it’s just hard for me to remember," Giuffre said, according to the documents. "My whole life revolved around just pleasing these men and keeping Ghislaine and Jeffrey happy. Their whole lives revolved around sex."
The two Democrat politicians named in the allegations were former Sen. George Mitchell (ME) and former New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson.
Mitchell, who is a former Senate majority leader and was later named special envoy to the Middle East by former President Obama, called the allegations "false" and denied he had ever met or had any contact with Giuffre, according to reports.
A spokesperson for Richardson also said the allegations against him were "completely false," adding that "Governor Richardson has never been to Mr. Epstein’s residence in the Virgin Islands. Governor Richardson has never met Ms. Giuffre," reports stated.
Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boies, said, "It took a great deal of courage and commitment for Virginia to file her lawsuit," according to NBC News.
Reports said Epstein was charged with sex trafficking-related charges last month. But on July 24, he was reportedly found "semi-conscious with marks on his neck" in an apparent suicide attempt. Epstein was placed on suicide watch following the incident.
near as I can tell there has never been a suicide at the facility until Epstein
the Manhattan Correctional Center has held criminals for over 40 years
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current inmates at this facility include
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, John Gotti, several close associates of Osama bin Laden and Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff
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Bring indictments against the guards, supervisors, and chief for involuntary manslaughter. Mr. Flynn can tell you the process can be just as much the punishment as any finding. Do it 'pour encourager les autres'.
I'd consider encouraging someone to turn states evidence, but the fixers already know the other side has a death penalty.
Additionally, Epstein was supposed to have a cellmate. But the person who was assigned to share a cell with Epstein was transferred on Friday before the 66-year-old's assassinated, according to the Post. It was not immediately clear why the cellmate was transferred or why no one else was assigned to room with Epstein.
I've heard everything from 10-357, oops, 358. Sorry Jeffrey.
[GatewayPundit] In 2016 CBS Las Vegas posted a list of Bill and Hillary Clinton associates alleged to have died under mysterious circumstances.
[BREITBART] The governor of Illinois recently signed a bill that will mandate public schools in the state teach LGBT history, beginning next year. The new legislation will require schools to incorporate "a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people" as part of the American history curriculum.
Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed House Bill 246 into law on Friday, which will require schools to incorporate LGBT history in American history courses. The law mandates that all publicly funded schools in Illinois include "the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State" in official textbooks.
"Each public school district and State-recognized, non-public school shall, subject to appropriations for that purpose, receive a per-pupil grant for the purchase of secular and non-discriminatory textbooks," reads the text of the legislation.
They want to expand that demographic, Chris. The need is implicit in their + at the end of LGBTQA. They feel the more takers for this lifestyle, the more justifiable and normalized it gets.
In basic psychology we learned that homosexuality and related deviance originated from narcissism and was an illness. Academics today scoff at the 'notion'. These same academics studied Freud and Adler to get to where they are today, and conveniently refuted obvious truths when faced with the realities of tenure and promotion in their trade, because those were held in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats sold out to powerful lobbyists with the nefarious aim of weakening the republic over time. By straining the integrity out of it's citizens, leaving them amorphous and confused with their reality slipping from their fingers like sand.
Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat...
Remember the rise of the "You-are-not-to-blame" psychiatry ? The self-help books that aim at unleashing your potential by just worshiping your vapid self ? What was it but a systematized way of imbibing increasingly narcissistic traits, generation after generation ? The 'selfie' was the cherry on top, what ultimately broke the camel's arse back. Thus came the acceptance of pan-sexuality and wanton paraphilia as 'choices' and then 'birthrights'.
This plans to go somewhere. It plans to go to the ugly realm of acceptance of child rape and indecent abuse, touted by academics as birth defects and natural diversity that must be accommodated. It wants to establish a tacit understanding for judges, prosecutors, media... it wishes to enter the very laws of the land.
So that the days of Sodom can be brought back, when a crowd of people shall rightfully demand that you hand over your kids to be abused, and you have no choice but to comply and forget.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] A Northern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, city has denied a request to hold a so-called Straight Pride rally at a park.
Modesto city officials on Friday denied an application by the National Straight Pride Coalition for an Aug. 24 event at Graceada Park.
Organizer Don Grundmann had estimated 500 people would attend. The group says it supports heterosexuality, Christianity and white contributions to Western civilization.
Opponents argued the rally would promote hatred of LGBTQ people and minorities.
City front man Thomas Reeves says the permit request was denied over safety concerns, because the group lost its liability insurance and the parks department determined the event wasn’t consistent with park use.
[Daily Caller] An alleged sex slave of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein accused several powerful men of misconduct in a newly unsealed deposition, including a powerful Democratic lawmaker who turned down an appointment to the Supreme Court.
Virginia Giuffre said Epstein directed her to perform erotic massages and sexual intercourse with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine, an elder statesmen in the Democratic Party whom former President Bill Clinton asked to succeed Justice Harry Blackmun in 1994. Mitchell denied any wrongdoing.
"I have never met, spoken with or had any contact with Ms. Giuffre," Mitchell told the Portland Press Herald. "In my contacts with Mr. Epstein I never observed or suspected any inappropriate conduct with underage girls. I only learned of his actions when they were reported in the media related to his prosecution in Florida. We have had no further contact."
Blackmun, one in a succession of Republican appointees who drifted leftward during his tenure, announced his retirement in 1994. Mitchell was the immediate favorite for the nomination ‐ even his Republican Senate colleagues predicted a swift confirmation, according to a contemporary article in The New York Times.
Mitchell held a string of legal posts before his entrée into national politics. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Mitchell was an antitrust lawyer at the Department of Justice, U.S. attorney for the District of Maine, and a federal trial judge in Bangor. He entered the Senate in 1980, filling a vacancy created when Edmund Muskie became secretary of state.
As Senate majority leader, Mitchell was the chief legislative advocate of Clinton’s health care reform efforts, which were well underway when Blackmun announced his retirement. Though the prospect of a seat on the Supreme Court was enticing, Mitchell feared the nomination would impede Clinton’s historic ‐ and ultimately quixotic ‐ bid to pass a reform package.
The senator privately conveyed that assessment to Clinton. The former president asked Mitchell to sleep on the matter, but his views remained unchanged. (RELATED: Second Amendment Looms Over Supreme Court After Back-To-Back Massacres)
[BREITBART] Rep. Joaquin Castro’s (D-TX) donor hit list appears to have backfired, with Trump supporters reportedly donating over $1 million to the president’s re-election campaign following Castro’s decision to publicly shame the Texas donors on Twitter.
R. H. Bowman ‐ one of the individuals publicly shamed by the Texas politician for donating the maximum amount to Trump’s re-election campaign ‐ told the Washington Examiner Friday that Castro’s efforts inspired others to donate to Trump’s re-election campaign, resulting in about $1 million raised for the president.
"My phone’s been lit up for two days with calls from many of the Texas 44 and others of our friends here in Texas who are outraged by Castro’s comments," Bowman said, according to the Examiner.
It looks like another million dollars is now headed to support the Trump 2020 campaign from those of us who were targeted, and other Texans, including Hispanics, incidentally, whose resolve to support [the president] is only strengthened by this personal attack.
In other words, they're not backing down. That's an alarm sounding that you are reaching the tipping point. Continue to double down, demonize, and threaten will only result in a civil war you can not extricate yourself from.
Somebody is always sad. Somebody is always in pain. That doesn't make them right, or important, or worth paying attention to. People can be in pain and grieving and idiotic and wrong all at the same time. Just because a person has been a victim doesn't mean they need to be given any special consideration or that anybody else's right should be violated.
And yes, real men do cry. Not often or publicly, but yes, they in fact do cry.
True. But amusingly, none of them by Donald Trump.
[BREITBART] Sunday on ABC’s "This Week," former Vice President Al Gore
Former Vice President, Nobel Prize winner, and crazed sex poodle Al Gore said the impeachment of President Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... might become necessary because it appears "credible allegations that crimes were committed."
Gore said, "My own view is that not seeking accountability for what appear to be credible allegations that crimes were committed, meaningful crimes, runs the risk of normalizing that behavior. I think what’s going on now with Chairman Nadler is the right course of action and that is to gather evidence and begin an inquiry to see what other evidence is available and then make that decision to go forward when the time comes."
"There is no controlling legal authority that says this was in violation of law." - Al Gore, seven times (in one form or another), White House news conference, March 3. --Charles Krauthammer(9 Mar 1997)
Why would the nice folks in Iowa be interested in what a city slicker has to say, especially given how poorly his city is doing on his watch?
[NYPOST] Mayor Bill de Blasio ...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly... pitched his presidential dreams to a crowd of about 15 likely Democratic voters at an event Sunday morning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
With more than enough empty space to accommodate his 6-foot-5 frame, the quixotic candidate took the floor at Parlor City Pub to a smattering of applause from the sleepy brunch set.
"Everything should be about our families, our lives, what everyday people are going through, what working people are going through," de Blasio told the crowd, which numbered around 15 ‐ not counting the press corps, campaign staff and Iowa State Sen. Rob Hogg, the event organizer.
"If we as Democrats are talking about that, we’re winning," said de Blasio, before reiterating his campaign slogan, "Working people first.
"Here’s the bottom line: We have a country that’s favored the 1 percent now for literally 40 years," said de Blasio. "The rich have gotten richer. Everybody else has been pretty much treading water."
The pitch was met with a mixed reception by the few there to hear it.
"I liked a lot of what he said," offered Carol Wickey, a 78-year-old retiree. "[But] I thought in his prepared comments he focused too much on working people."
Wickey said that she feared the divisive ...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled... tone would drive a wedge between Democratic voters and ultimately wasn’t sold.
[PJMEDIA] A favorite question that the anti-gun crowd likes to ask is "Why does anyone need an AR-15?" Sen. Lindsey Graham ...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems... (R-S.C.) has a very practical answer to that, which he offered to news hounds on Friday.
The New York Post:
Sen. Lindsey Graham knocked down the idea of banning semi-automatic weapons nearly identical to those used by soldiers on the off chance a hurricane slams into his South Carolina town.
"Here’s a scenario that I think is real: There’s a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no anything," the Republican politician told news hounds aboard Air Force One.
A news hound asked if he meant looters.
"Yeah, people, they’re not going to come to the AR-15 home," Graham responded. "Well, I think if you show up on the porch with an AR-15, they’ll probably go down the street."
That's a very sound point. No matter where you live, you can come up with a legitimate argument for owning an AR-15 for self-defense. Of course, no one ever wants to be in a situation where they have to, but the peace of mind is a gift.
[AMERICANTHINKER] Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020... ’s mental state has so seriously deteriorated that he cannot separate fantasy and reality. That makes him too dangerous to be considered as a possible President of the United States. That is the only conclusion possible in the wake of what is incorrectly being characterized as a "gaffe." Emma Kinery reports for Bloomberg:
Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place. Except, it happened in 2018, more than a year after he left office -- the latest gaffe by the Democratic presidential front-runner.
On its own, this could be put down as bad memory, an understandable mistake in chronology, especially in someone well into his seventies. But Biden went on to claim:
"...those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president." But when they visited Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress, politicians were "basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera."
The kids could not have seen him in the Vice President’s Capitol office ‐ as presiding officer of the Senate ‐ since Biden was no longer the occupant of that office.
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.