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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Trump issues Jeffrey Epstein challenge to press: 'Find out the people that went to the island'
[WASHINGTONTIMES] President Trump has a challenge for investigative journalists everywhere: Find out who visited convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein
...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whores sex 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 island.

The billionaire whose plane was called "Lolita Express" by pundits often brought the rich and powerful to his private island. The president on Friday noted that news hounds now focused on outgoing Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s prosecution of Mr. Epstein should dig into who visited what became known among locals as "Orgy Island."

"Other people, they went all over with him," Mr. Trump said from the White House lawn. "They went to his island and all over the place. He was very well known in palm his island ‐ whatever his island was, wherever it is, I was never there. Find out the people that went to the island."

The president also noted that Mr. Epstein was booted from his private Palm Beach, Florida, club Mar-a-Lago, Mediaite reported.

"I didn’t want anything to do with him," Mr. Trump said. "That was many, many years ago. ... I threw him out."

Posted by: Fred || 07/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sanity, once again. Straight talk, and sense.
Posted by: Lex || 07/14/2019 1:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Another prog pearl-clutcher balloon popped. The narrative will now shift to "He wasn't "there" there, but..." Dan Rather to the deepfake control center, please...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/14/2019 6:04 Comments || Top||

#3  The 'free press' isn't gonna do jack shit about this, 'cuz it'll make Democrats look bad.
Posted by: Raj || 07/14/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Modern media is all about covering stories that make demoncrats look bad.

With a pillow.

Until they stop moving.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/14/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#5  the NYTimes had a piece on Epstein a few days ago including the people who partied with him post conviction.

the piece actually name Donald Trump as someone who did not party with Epstein post conviction

how this got past the editors is unknown
Posted by: lord garth || 07/14/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Lord Garth, the favorable mention of Trump was buried far beneath the fold. S.t. like paragraph #17
Posted by: Lex || 07/14/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#7  how this got past the editors is unknown

obviously they didn't have their coordinated response in place yet.
Posted by: gorb || 07/14/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||

#8  the NYT piece is

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/13/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-new-york-elite.html
Posted by: lord garth || 07/14/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#9  Did it mention the Clintons? Perhaps the editor was too focused on keeping the Clintons from being mentioned...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/14/2019 13:54 Comments || Top||

#10  I'd like to think that some of the folks at the NYT are realistic enough to know that Bill Clinton is going to be in trouble for this and Trump isn't and they are trying to let their readers down gently.

Of course I might be imagining better motives and more intelligence than actually exist.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/14/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

#11  The press can't afford to do it. It'd probably annihilate most of the prominent Democrat men in both politics and probably media. I guess we'll just add pedophile to the Democrat= Nazi, KKK, subhuman vermin.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/14/2019 14:57 Comments || Top||

#12  annihilatemost of the prominent Democrat men in both politics

I read it as "annihilate most of the prominent Democrat men in both parties" and it made sense. Funny how the subconscious works.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/14/2019 20:57 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Americans Strongly Applaud America and Its Past [Poll]
[Rasmussen] Democrats and many in the media have been highly critical of the July 4 celebration President Trump hosted in Washington, DC, but voters strongly share the rosy view of America and the U.S. military that the president honored that day.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Trump’s statement in his July 4 speech that "together we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told ‐ the story of America. It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right."

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 12% disagree with the president’s statement, while slightly more (15%) are undecided.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/14/2019 08:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  73% of likely voters
0% of Democratic candidates
=
40 states
Posted by: Matt || 07/14/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Armed Man Attacks ICE Detention Center
[FoxNews] Police in Washington state say an armed man was shot and killed early Saturday after trying to attack a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center.

The Seattle Times reported that the unidentified man appeared outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with a rifle and threw incendiary devices at both the facility and nearby propane tanks, at one point setting a vehicle on fire.

Officers responded to the incident around 4 a.m. and called out to the man before shots were fired. It was not clear how many shots were fired or whether the man fired at police.

Police spokesman Loretta Cool said the officers weren't wearing body cameras, but the area is covered by surveillance cameras from the detention center. The four officers involved were placed on administrative leave in accordance with the department's policy. None of them were injured.

ICE said in a statement that no employees "were harmed nor involved in this tragic incident."

The shooting took place hours after a rally in front of the detention center to protest planned mass deportation raids around the country. The Tacoma facility, which is run by the Department of Homeland Security, holds migrants pending deportation proceedings. The detention center has also held immigration-seeking parents separated from their children under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, an effort meant to deter illegal immigration.

GEO Group, which runs the 1,575-bed Northwest Detention Center, in an email to The Associated Press said baseless accusations about how detainees are treated at its facilities "have led to misplaced aggression and a dangerous environment for our employees, whose safety is our top priority. Violence of any kind against our employees and property will not be tolerated. We are thankful for the quick and brave action by the Tacoma Police Department, which prevented innocent lives from being endangered."

GEO Group said the detention center in Tacoma has modern amenities with air conditioning, recreational activities, a bed for every individual and medical care available at all hours.

Last year, a federal judge ruled that Washington state could pursue its lawsuit seeking to force GEO Group to pay minimum wage for work done by detainees at the detention center.

The planned raids come me at a time of intense scrutiny surrounding ICE and the treatment of migrants at detention centers. The administration's child separation policy was the subject of a contentious Congressional hearing Friday, during which former ICE director Tom Homan vehemently defended law enforcement amid criticism from Democratic politicians.

"As a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, it is shocking, shocking to see constant attacks against those that leave the safety and security of their homes every day, put on a Kevlar vest and put a gun on their hip and risk their own safety to defend this nation," he said, at times appearing to get choked up as he defended his former colleagues.

While President Trump and others have defended immigration authorities, some Democrats have called to either restrict federal funding for ICE or abolish the agency outright.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for example, said on Thursday that she and her colleagues still supported defunding ICE. She and other freshmen, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tried blocking funding for ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in June, accusing authorities of "killing innocent children."
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Those four idiots are inviting violence now.

A court needs to tell them to cease and desist from telling lies and spreading absurd fables about how ICE is "killing children."

These four are a clear and present danger to peace and order.

Stop them. Before they get someone or several or many people killed.
Posted by: Lex || 07/14/2019 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  In Congress there are law makers and there are law breakers. Everybody needs laws. If one is a law breaker, they make their own hap-hazard rules, which do not work in the long run, even for themselves. That is when they turn on each other and eat each other up.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 07/14/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  And then there's this little act of war:

WATCH: Protesters Replace American Flag with Mexican Flag at ICE Facility
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/14/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Meanwhile, Antifa celebrates their martyr
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/14/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||

#5  One fewer to deport.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/14/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||


#7  Somebody might have had a little fun with this retard conspiracy nut.

"Go on, Willem. The revolution...snigger... the revolution needs your blood ! Go !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/14/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

#8  From Skidmark’s article: the dead man is Willem Van Spronsen, 69, Antifa member with a history.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/14/2019 18:06 Comments || Top||

#9  No fool like an old fool.
Posted by: Lex || 07/14/2019 18:18 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
The long knives are now out for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
[AmericanThinker] Following the public catfight between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a can't-stop-mouthing-off Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez team over casually hurled claims of racism, Democrats aren't about to just let the whole thing go and "try to do better" next time.

Apparently, the longtime machine pols of the outer boroughs of New York City are being activated. Jurassic Rep. Gregory Meeks, of Queens, an 11-term congressman, put Ocasio-Cortez on notice that she, too, could be in line to get primaried. She wants to play Robespierre on the Dems, she can wind up like him on the guillotine, too.
Should've started with Hillary
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/14/2019 11:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As long as she gets her pension and Cadillac health care, what does she care?
Posted by: gorb || 07/14/2019 14:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Should've started with Hillary

...You know, the thought occurs to me - as far as the Party is concerned, Hillary! paid her dues. Maybe not the way you or I would see it, but by their lights she did it right - whereas Occasional Cortex kind of wandered into the job and started running her mouth like a 20-year veteran. That ain't gonna work no matter which side of the Unified Ruling Party you're on. If she'd have ridden out a term or two, THEN started going after the leadership, it might have been different - but frankly, I think she's toast. She just don't know it yet.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/14/2019 15:05 Comments || Top||

#3  The experiment never taught Frankestein anything. He kept going at it, trying to build the perfect plastic Democrat persona. Until he died wretched, lonely and old at the north pole somewhere. All the deepState players are halfway there already. Maybe this new batch will do them in. After all, misguided morons are still voting for the Omars and AOCs. If there's one person I would fear, it would be Gabbard. These crazy bastards and lousy liars ? They don't stand a chance.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/14/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||


Clintons booed at Billy Joel concert in New York City
[Washington Examiner] Bill and Hillary Clinton got booed at a Billy Joel concert in New York City after the singer gave them a shoutout.

"I dedicate this next song to my good friends who are here tonight, Bill and Hillary Clinton," Joel said at the Thursday night concert as the crowd's initial cheers turned into boos as the duo's faces appeared on screen.

The political partners have remained controversial in American politics with a Gallup poll from last fall showing Hillary's approval rating at only 36% and Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct from the 1990s being relitigated in light of the "#MeToo" movement.

This week, Bill Clinton tried to distance himself from billionaire Jeffrey Epstein after the convicted sex offender was arrested again on charges of conspiracy and child sex trafficking.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2019 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Down down down they go.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/14/2019 6:56 Comments || Top||

#2  When hot tar and feathers are sent for....please call me.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2019 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Clintons booed at Billy Joel concert in New York City

I'm not a big fan of Billy Joel. But I wish I were there in this case.
Posted by: gorb || 07/14/2019 13:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Now you know why the lights went out.
Posted by: Snavise Munster9008 || 07/14/2019 14:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry, Hillary - can't throw ashtrays at everybody...
Posted by: Raj || 07/14/2019 15:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Bill Clinton is a rapist.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 07/14/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#7  yeah, that's been attested to
Posted by: Frank G || 07/14/2019 17:22 Comments || Top||

#8  I wonder what song Billy Joel dedicated to the Clintons? "Honesty" or "Why should I worry;" maybe "The longest time?"
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/14/2019 19:02 Comments || Top||

#9  We Didn't Start the Fire?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/14/2019 21:36 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Trump: Congresswomen from corrupt, inept countries should go back there
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/14/2019 11:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Vicious burn.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/14/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

#2  So should congresswomen from corrupt, inept states.
Posted by: jpal || 07/14/2019 16:11 Comments || Top||

#3  i love how he gives zero fucks about what the MSM thinks about his comments.
Posted by: chris || 07/14/2019 17:02 Comments || Top||

#4  I think it is the opposite. He tweeted this to force the MSM to cover the story. Now Ma and pa Kettle, who watch the MSM, will get to hear about all the nonsense these four commies have been saying.
Posted by: rammer || 07/14/2019 19:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Agree #4...he is drawing attention to these morons....
Posted by: crazyhorse || 07/14/2019 20:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Both #3 and #4 are true in their own way. A more dignified Republican (Hi, Mr. Romney!) would cringe at the accusations of meanness and racism and shut up. Trump is definitely ZFG and whenever he unleashes a barrage the Media simply has to cover it because he is sooo awful.

Us Deplorables like him. He fights.

As for Congressladyperson Pelosi's accusation of racism, Somalia isn't messed up because it is full of black people. It's messed up because it's full of Somalis.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/14/2019 20:45 Comments || Top||

#7  Somalia isn't messed up because it is full of black people. It's messed up because it's full of Somalis.

Oh my goodness — this. So much this.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/14/2019 21:17 Comments || Top||



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  African Migrants Turned Church Into Base to Deal Heroin
Sat 2019-07-13
  Kismayo attack: 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel
Fri 2019-07-12
  Labor Sec. Alex Acosta Resigns Amid Pall of Jeffrey Epstein Investigation
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  Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf
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  Egyptian Court Convicts Al-Azhar Professor, Others For Spying For Iran
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  Hafiz Multan, Taliban’s deputy Red Unit commander killed in Kandahar
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  Bouteflika’s ex-party chief detained in Algeria corruption probe
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