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Ethiopia security forces kill alleged coup leader
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California's Gov. Gavin Newsom puts out a video for illegals on how to obstruct ICE
[American Thinker] I thought it was satire, something cooked up by his political enemies.

You couldn't put out a less attractive video than the one Gavin Newsom did for illegal aliens on Twitter, advising them himself on how to obstruct ICE from any deportation maneuvers. And sure enough, he wasn't hacked ‐ it really was blue-checked he.

Leave aside the fact that he's the governor of a U.S. state, supposedly there to represent the interests of that state's citizens rather than those of the foreigners who come here without papers, quite illegally, and run up the tab using his state's services. They're his constituents, too, now, in fact, the ones whose interests he chooses to represent over those of the voters (oh, wait...). He's acting as Their Lawyer now, advising them how to thwart ICE like some National Lawyers Guild activist in how to obstruct the feds legally.

It's also insulting to voters. Newsom cited Proposition 187 in the 1990s as something "we've been through before," as if to say voters never approved this measure to keep illegals from using "free" U.S. services until it was overturned by the courts. And more creepy still, he cites the "three strikes" law, as if to acknowledge that illegals commit quite a few crimes while they are here sopping up the services. It's also well out of the realm of reality, given that voters polled say they aren't happy with his handing out of free health care to the foreign population here illegally in a bid to incentivize more to come.

But what a strange presentation it was. Play it with the sound down and look at how he tosses and tilts his head back and forth, kind of manically, his chemically whitened teeth flashing forced and fake smiles, and his eyes widening and eyebrows rising, up and down, up and down... It's kind of like Peter Strzok's forced performance in the spygate hearings over in Congress. He looks creepy.
The Justice Department should direct the FBI to intervene and assist ICE at the local level. If obstructed by local law enforcement or pols, issue a federal warrant for the arrest of the obstructionists and haul them away to a federal prison pending trial. That should put a stop to this bullshi*.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2019 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shall we call it what it is? California has conducted a de facto secession.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2019 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Active insurrection against the Federal government, send in the troops, hang the state government and install a governor for the next five years and make California re-apply for statehood.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/25/2019 4:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Dealing with "obstruction" then and now: Sending in the troops to meet Governor Geo Wallace at Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2019 6:47 Comments || Top||

#4  18 U.S. Code § 2384. Seditious conspiracy

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Newsom would not be governor without illegal aliens.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/25/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Victor Davis Hansen, The Case For Trump, page 91:

Ironically, the only way to turn Oaxaca's masses into middle-class voters, akin to conservative Cuban immigrants, would be to close the borders and allow in diverse and legal immigrants on a meritocratic basis. Only then could the formidable powers of intermarriage, assimilation, and intgration persuade illeal aliens inside the United States to emulate pior patters of assimilation as, for example, of the Italian Catholic diaspora. Today an Italian surname, whether Giuliani or Cuomo, hardly proves a reliable guide of voter preference. This fact is alos largely because half a million Italians over the decades did not inter the United States en mass illegally and perpetually.

Illigal immigration had become no longer a matter of a few thousand immigrants crossing the southern border or overstaying visas, often in search of low-paying jobs that Americans purportedly would not do. Nor was it even a dilemma about wat to do with a static resident alien population "without papers." Instead, the issue became a referendum on the future of US elections, the trajectory of the Democratic Party, and the idea of melting-pot traditionalism versus salad-bowl identity politics. In a CBS/YouGov poll of the spring 2018, a majority of Americans who had experienced firsthand illegal immigration felt that illegal aliens had made their own communities worse off, including a pluralty of black Americans.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

Clapper Hears Barr's 'Chilling' Footsteps
[American Thinker] They really counted on Hillary winning, didn't they? Former director of National Intelligence James Clapper is in panic mode, realizing that the so-called "intelligence community" he supervised under President Obama is about to be revealed by Atty. Gen. William Barr and U.S. atty. John Durham as a weaponized arm of the Clinton campaign, with indictments to follow.

The man who lied to Congress about spying on the American people was shocked back in April to hear Barr testify before Congress that yes, he thought the Trump campaign had been spied upon by his political opponents. As Breitbart reported:
Well, I thought it was most stunning and scary. I was amazed at that and rather disappointed that the attorney general would say such a thing. The term "spying" has all kinds of negative connotations, and I have to believe he chose that term deliberately. And I think it's incredible that if he has concerns, he would have easily on his first day on the job, after his confirmation, asked his own IG, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, for a briefing on his preliminary, in the course of his investigation, that is, the IG's investigation, whether there was any wrongdoing by the FBI. I think it would have been far more appropriate for him to just defer to that investigation rather than postulating, apparently with no evidence. He just has a feeling that there was spying against the campaign.
Barr has more than that, it would seem, and has sent chills up Clapper's spine that he and Durham are dead serious about checking out the real reasons for the Intelligence Community's "assessment" that Russia wanted Trump to win and was meddling in the election to achieve that result. According to a Wall Street Journal report:
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2019 02:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  2000 years in jail sounds about right for a coup plotter.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/25/2019 3:03 Comments || Top||

#2  #1, I disagree. A tall tree, a short rope and a very nervous horse sound more appropriate.
Posted by: Cesare || 06/25/2019 8:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Don't forget the television cameras. This event should be televised.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/25/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Translators, don't forget the translators.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Let's just make sure that those indictments come soon.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/25/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Full speed ahead.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/25/2019 18:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Barr has more than that, it would seem, and has sent chills up Clapper's spine

Is American Thinker also American Mind Reader?

I'm rooting for this to happen, but I'll believe when I see it.
Posted by: charger || 06/25/2019 19:40 Comments || Top||

#8  I'll believe it when I see it, and I/we won't see it.
The instances of moral, ethical, and LEGAL outrage are plenty from Clapper to Comey and, especialy, to Hillary. And what about it? Nada. Zilch. Goose egg. That is your status quo. I actually read less and less of these types of articles now. It's all just noise, sadly to say.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/25/2019 21:22 Comments || Top||

#9  #8 Yes, it feels more like a soporific than an analysis.

Almost as if Conservatism, Inc. exists to put the normies to sleep while the Freakocracy goes from strength to strength.

But that's crazy talk!

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Posted by: charger || 06/25/2019 22:12 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Rep. Vern Buchanan: Use El Chapo's $14 billion in assets to secure our southern border and save lives
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2019 09:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, would this be like Mexico paying for "The Wall"?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/25/2019 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  It does appear that Mexico will be paying for the wall through the new trade deal and by sending troops to the borders to stem the flow of illegals.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/25/2019 18:33 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Refugee's terrorist arrest in Pittsburgh proves Trump, Republicans were right
[Washington Examiner] While the nation's attention on drones, Iran and ICE raids, a story from my hometown of Pittsburgh deserved more attention than it got. That story vindicates warnings other members of Congress and I gave in 2015 when President Obama announced a plan to admit thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria, even though national security officials admitted there were gaps in our vetting capabilities. The story also vindicates one of President Trump’s first actions upon taking office.

Last week, the FBI arrested 21-year-old Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, a Syrian who entered the United States as a refugee in August 2016. Alowemer is charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and with distributing information about explosives to someone he knew intended to use the information to commit a crime of violence.

Alowemer allegedly planned to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh that had Nigerian immigrants among its worshipers. His intent was to avenge his ISIS "brothers" killed in Nigeria. He also planned a second bomb, timed to hit police responding to the attack and "lock down the whole [sic] Pittsburgh."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/25/2019 02:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And I'm sure mayor Bill Peduto Santa Claus Whiskers will encourage him to run for sh*tty council as soon as he's out on bail.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/25/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#2  The left's argument is that it won't happen very often, so it's OK. The good outweighs the bad, you see?
Posted by: gorb || 06/25/2019 14:38 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
Towards a 1984 Surveillance State
[Medium] Those poor Hong Kong protesters, how do they ever find ways to outwit the surveillance around them? Americans like to think of China as some police state in the making, but few of us realize how facial recognition and video surveillance will also scale back home.

  • CCTV cameras in cities are the new normal
  • Facial recognition tech is improving fast
  • Video surveillance tech will become global soon
  • Data harvesting and predictive analytics on people is already widespread
  • Algorithms aren’t regulated online, and neither is our freedom.

    Orwell’s 1984 is really about now, it’s about today. It’s about the kind of world we want to live in.

    Increasingly the technology is outpacing the idea that humans deserve a few liberties like free speech, privacy, freedom of expression and a few other little things, like human rights.
    We should be able to control our data and have the portability of our friends online. If we don’t like Facebook, we should have the ability to port our friends elsewhere. The internet was supposed to be a tool for us, not the other way around.
    Sadly, we don’t live in such a world.
  • Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Here they voluntarily put Alexa and smart TVs in their living rooms.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

    #2  Alexa doesn't listen - she told me so!

    Now, who told her to respond to that question in that way, I wonder.
    Posted by: Bobby || 06/25/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

    Home Front: Culture Wars
    Hey, ‘Trans' Men in Women's Sports: Good Luck, Fellas ‐ Go for the Gold!
    [AmericanThinker] "Equality" cries were cherished by feminists when they gave females entry into military academies, boardrooms and the ranks of police; prize-money parity in some sporting events; and access to boys’ athletics. But with these appeals now putting sexually confused men in women’s sports, well, feminists’ cries are a tad different. Equality can be a real downer when it’s principle and not ploy.

    As for my position, I’ve devoted more ink to combating the made-up sexual status (MUSS, usually called "transgender") agenda than most any other writer. In fact, almost first in the field ‐ and almost alone there ‐ inveighing against MUSS ideology 10 years ago, I was criticized for political incorrectness by conservatives (some of whom now sing my tune). It thus may be surprising that I today say to MUSSmen athletes everywhere:

    Best of luck to you, lads ‐ may the best man win!
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/25/2019 10:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Prostate and Non-prostate games!

    [better think twice before you remove it for cheap glory]
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/25/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||

    #2  Zebra Foxtrot Golf
    Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/25/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

    #3  It is only up to the women now. They can stop this nonsense by protesting, beginning with a boycott of all federations and games meets that support this shit.

    But they'll just 'up' the testosterone dosages and train harder to ultimately compete with men in girlie wear. Because they cannot admit that their struggle for equality has been hijacked.

    If you're of indeterminate sex, you just don't qualify, should be the universal rule.
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/25/2019 15:16 Comments || Top||

    #4  ZFG
    Posted by: Skidmark || 06/25/2019 15:36 Comments || Top||

    #5  ZFG

    You anticipated my request, Skidmark. Thank you!
    Posted by: trailing wife || 06/25/2019 15:47 Comments || Top||

    #6  Welcome to the poz that you voted for, ladies.
    Posted by: charger || 06/25/2019 19:37 Comments || Top||

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