"All seven of the judges who voted to deny the emergency stay were appointed by Republicans—including two chosen by President Trump—while the four who voted in the minority were named by Democrats."
Current make up of the 9th Circuit is 12 R appointees and 16 D appointees. There is 1 current vacancy (Replacing a R appointee) and 2 future vacancies announced (both R appointees). Filling all 3 will have the court at a 13/16 split.
[NY Post] Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris ripped a law firm's work on a controversial plea deal involving deep-pocketed pedophile Jeffrey Epstein ‐ the same day she took money from some of its attorneys at a fundraiser. "Your winnings, Sir"
Harris had no problem allowing six partners from the firm, Kirkland & Ellis, help raise dough for her campaign last week by hosting the Chicago event ‐ which even featured her husband, lawyer Douglas Emhoff, the Associated Press reported.
Yet the same day, she joined several other presidential contenders in blasting the 2008 plea deal that the law firm helped negotiate for Epstein, which allowed him to skirt federal sex charges in Florida.
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke; ...Kennedyeque businessman, musician, skateboard artiste, and politician who represented Texas' 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. Beto is a Latino nickname for people whose names end in "erto," like "Roberto" or "Alberto." He is seeking the Dem nomination for President in 2020 because he has nice hair and lots of teeth. He was born into a local political family in El Paso, Texas and is a graduate of a prep school and Columbia University, which is not in Texas. In 2005, he was elected to the El Paso City Council. He was elected to Congress in 2012 after defeating eight-term incumbent Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary. He declined to seek re-election in 2018, instead running for the Senate against Republican Ted Cruz, running a campaign that drew national attention because of his skateboarding skills. A few months after he lost, he announced his campaign for President... said he discovered that both he and his wife are descended from people who owned slaves That's what Democrats did in those days.
The former Texas congressman revealed that the documents showed that one of his paternal great-great-great grandfathers owned two women in the 1850s The old comely slave girls trick...
O'Rourke kicked off a campaign swing through South Carolina on Friday by pledging support for reparations for descendants of slaves
He is one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination
Came across my first bumper sticker wearing Beto. Total lutz. Texas tags with a Kansas Jayhawk on it, Austin plaques. Not one to drop the eaves, but he was making a show of himself. Dork. He was a dork.
Don't get me started on the Buttgig booster I came across. Something something my identity rests solely on a government face, "Our first lady is a man, man."
Wouldn't be shocked to see this character re-brand himself as "Lola" and come out as the trans-racial trans-gendered trans-age-bracket sibling of Rachel Dolezal and Prince's reincarnation. Birthed on a skateboard.
I don't know about all y'all, but last Juneteenth, after finally reading the Emancipation Proclamation, I decided to free my slaves. All of 'em. I was meaning to do it last year, but it was hockey season and every time I thought about it, there was a game on.
Pity the Irish weren't more resistant to malaria. We could have picked our own damn cotton and avoided all this nonsense.
[SPECTATOR.ORG] Ilhan Omar ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side... , rescued from the misery of a childhood that might have been without hope to become a member of the most powerful legislative body on the planet, feels betrayed by her rescuers. Her rescuers, she tells us, did not live up to their ideal.
America, at least, aspires to ideals, enshrines them in law, and makes an attempt to achieve them. No, it is not the gap between our aspirations and our behavior, an indelible and ineluctable part of the human condition, that bothers Omar.
Rather, it is because we possess humanistic values that her life has been infinitely transformed for the better. Our aspirations to kindness and caring and our exhilaration upon witnessing the triumph of the individual over adversity are the values that made Omar.
But, like Wagner, she cannot tolerate it. Her success is darkened by the daily recognition of who made it happen.
And, like Wagner, Omar has shown a particular animus toward Jews, questioning their loyalty and resurrecting empty tropes about their control of the corridors of power she so confidently walks.
Would Omar have become so successful had she been rescued by a Moslem country? We will never know, because Moslem countries did not take in Somali Moslems for fear of the impact on their culture and stability.
Only the Western, Christian countries extended a hand beyond cultures to take in these people, some of whom became hostile and ungrateful to their rescuers.
Ilhan Omar’s district is the seed corn for ISIS in the Middle East, not just in Somalia. Liberals dismiss this behavior as being due to white racism without considering the impact of the Somalis’ own culture and their dislocation on their choices. Of course, one brush should not paint an entire community.
Ilhan Omar could have been a role model for her community. Instead, she has become a malcontent hater of the people and culture that saved her. Her behavior ‐ not those who call her out ‐ raises serious issues about whom we can and should rescue. If she truly felt less alienated in a Kenyan refugee camp because she could express her "full self" than she feels as a member of Congress, she knows the way back.
America should have remembered these humanistic values when they were importing slaves traded by the African slavers for their farms then. But they couldn't because they probably didn't exist.
These are political ideals based on semantic associations of 'kindness' with good, and 'triumph over adversity' with achievement of something noble. All resulting from faithless philosophy that seeks justifications for newer and newer liberties through self-righteous posturing. Much like the Catholic Church. And what if 'triumph over adversity' today should mean getting elected to the HoR and weaponizing immigrants against citizens, to avenge some historic slight ?
Every organism tries to better its own conditions, its survivability rate and longevity. There is no implicit promise in the well-intentioned idiocy of inviting aliens, that they will reward you with gratitude and loyalty. People just went by their own ideas of what-should-be, in trusting 'ideals' instead of truths. You basically owned a class of people, moved them about as cattle, traded and bred them, all the while opining about how they were 'primates' and condescending once in a while with sops and special treatment. Resentment and tribal rage just seethed, under a farce of courtesy all through a century. Them one day, over-educated, overcome with communal guilt And maybe high on psilocybes , you gave them suffrage, right to contest, hold office and then they granted themselves free education, free money, immunity from laws ! WTF did you expect ?! Before you should think this is a racist rant, I don't believe in segregation or superiority. I only believe that a nation's people be committed to one (or at least similar) ideal. The idea of accommodating a thousand different beliefs and cultures within your territory is something even God warned against.
America should have aspired to those ideals enshrined in the Word of God, on which the land was founded. Ideals posited by 'thinkers' and 'reformers' are what sank this boat. Ilhan Omar is no different from Elijah Cummings or Barack Obama or for that matter Martin Luther King. They are all opportunist ravagers, empowered by a constantly seething pot of more ravagers and stirred with historic racial hatred for America and her allies. Who says Omar's not a role model already ? She is a role model for her community. A community that has not wavered in its faiths or historic pretensions for centuries, unlike America who doesn't know which side is up anymore.
It is believed (wrongly, I hope) that satanism and scientiology-like groups are the fastest growing cults in the US right now. While the 'champions of the Cross' are jet-setting with lobbyists and scamming people into buying them mansions and yachts. America hardened their hearts to calls for right living by sane preachers they called 'holy rollers' and idiots, through the 20s... the 40s, until the 60s brought with them 'the ravager to destroy'.
Semantics for ideals cannot support a nation. Only convictions can. Your enemy has it in much greater numbers. If America is to become great again, the people shall have to go back to God. Get on their knees in their homes and pray, buy Bibles and read them. Pray for their leader, pray for each other, pray for divine interference for the sake of justice, pray against injustice and tyranny.
I know it sounds stupid to many of you, and 'how is this relevant to Ilhan' ? My point is that like all current 'elites', this thinker too supposes the rise of the Omars and Obamas in America is due to your incredible affinity for tolerance and appreciation for human will and tenacity. That it was the 'ideals enshrined' in American culture that enabled these ascensions. I'm saying it was more a lack of realideals and conformity to self-righteous conventions.
The ancient Greeks got one thing right, the need to exile traitors and those who try to destroy society from within. An oversight of our Founding Fathers.
Ah...not quite. The most virulent snakes were removed from the nest. Between the Treaty of Paris 1783 and the ratification of the 'Bill of Rights' in 1791, left a good deal of time to purge the new nation of the threat within. Our aristocracy judiciary is the biggest obstruction to our security via the Sedition Act.
Given that new citizens take an oath of allegiance to the Constitution as well as all Congresscritters, individuals who have publicly denounced said document seem to be engaged in fraud one way or another.
The value of Omar is that she clearly demonstrates that it is no longer the Democratic Party, but the Communist Party to which it evolved. Quite calling them liberals. Call them what they are, communists.
My attitude towards "Ms. Blackhawk Down" is:
1) She obviously does not believe in the Constitution.
2) She has stated that she feels threatened by America.
3) She has stated that she feels proud of Al Qaeda.
Therefore, WTF is she doing in Congress? Regardless of how many votes she got, she still has to swear to uphold the US Constitution. She actually wants to DESTROY the US constitution. Having her in congress is like having Himmler in congress during WWII.
Posted by: Frozen Al ||
07/16/2019 11:34 Comments ||
The question is, Minnesota's 5th district is 67% white, only 16% black, and the rest are hispanics and all. Who are the white Americans voting for the bitch ?
Minnesota's 5th District is strongly Democratic with a Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) of D+26—by far the most Democratic district in the state. The 5th is also the most Democratic district in the Upper Midwest.
The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) has held the seat without interruption since 1963, and the Republicans have not tallied more than 40 percent of the vote in almost half a century.
I'm saying it was more a lack of realideals and conformity to self-righteous conventions.
Dron you're once again a blow hard trying to impress without having a freaking point. I and several others live here, let me drop a clue.
This piece of shit is a protected class. The Minnesota media, national news and the deep swamp Minnesota FBI refuse to report nor investigate her.
Specifically Obama's The head of the FBI for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota Special Agent Rick Thornton refused to investigate Omar. That fraud FBI Director Christopher Wray appointmented some Jill Sanborn as the special agent in charge of the Minneapolis Division. She supposedly served as the section chief of the International Operations Section II, in the Counterterrorism Division.
To point, not ONE Somanimal has been charged with the stolen Minnesota daycare millions that were shipped back in suitcases (funding jihad) to Somalia.
Why is she specifically protected?
Omar is not a Christian
Is a fundamentalist jihad mooslim (see not Christian)
If anyone in the press or FBI were doing their jobs, Omar would be in Federal prison awaiting deportation.
All this has nothing to do with "real ideals and conformity to self-righteous conventions" waste of a byte asshat.
I'm not offended, even if you have made my point. It was not about Omar. It was about what you value. It's more depressing than anything. The 'liberal' and 'humanistic' values so celebrated by the article are precisely what's being used to such effect against you. Not all of them are in consonance with the faith that your country was founded upon. But mention God, and off you go. You think a senate committee will deliver you from out of this shit ? Or a single administration ? Who's responsible for this mess if not the idiot voters themselves ? And where have they fallen from ?
Which brings us to Omar, and she is just a symptom. The day she insisted that she will take oath on a Koran, she should have been shown the door, disqualified from her candidature, and we wouldn't be having this dialogue. Even if you're caught in a conflict between Bible and Bourbon my contention is easy to understand, Woodrow. Talking about God and loyalty to christian values is never 'impressive'. It's the first step to losing friends, which is why people stopped doing it. And why the Omar's are ruling.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ...Machine non-entity selected to become the successor to Hillary Clinton as Senatrix-for-Life from Noo Yawk. She is running for the Dem presidential nomination in 2020. She has no observable principles, will apparently say anything to anyone, and seemingly lacks any personality of her own.... teared up in front of a crowd of progressives after admitting that she benefitted in her life from "enormous amounts of white privilege."
During the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia over the weekend, the New York senator told a story about a poor, white mother she recently met in Youngstown, Ohio, who couldn’t understand the concept of "white privilege."
"This conversation about white privilege is so important because what she doesn’t see is that as her son grows older, as my sons grow older, there’s going to be moments in his life that his whiteness protects him," she said, according to a video posted by the Washington Examiner.
"His whiteness changes how he’s treated. When he walks down a street in a hoodie with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, he won’t be shot," she continued, choking back tears. "When her son’s car breaks down and he needs help and walks to someone’s home and knocks on the door, he’s not going to be shot. When her son applies for a job, he’s not going to be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. He obviously lives nowhere near Atlanta.
"Now as a white woman, who has certainly experienced enormous amounts of white privilege, I travel with a staff member who is black, and I see how she’s being treated differently when we walk into a hotel. I’ve seen it, and it infuriates me," Ms. Gillibrand said, her voice shaking. "So if I don’t understand that it is my responsibility to lift up her voice, to lift up the voices of black and brown Americans every day, then I’m not doing my job as a U.S. senator and I’m not doing my job as a presidential candidate. And that is my responsibility."
Your position built upon the sacrifices of those who went before you are not privilege. It was their actions and choices that permit you to enjoy being a one percenter of history and this world. It was the failures and choices of those predecessors of the 99 percenters that crippled or destroy the future for so many others. Do not punish success and reward failure for you will have more of the latter than the former for your futures.
[BREITBART] Kámala Harris Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California and 2020 Dem presidential hopeful, indistinguishable from the others... used a July 13, 2019, tweet to renew her pledge to bypass Congress and enact executive gun control.
Harris tweeted: "Gun violence is the leading cause of death for young Black men in America. We must stop this. When president, I will take executive action to ensure guns do not fall into the wrong hands."
Enquirying minds want to know if her hands were the right ones to control Willy's gun... so the next song for her..
Executive gun control has been a staple of Harris’ campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination.
On April 22, 2019, Breitbart News reported Harris’ plan to give Congress 100 days to pass new gun controls if she wins the White House. Should Congress fail to act, Harris made clear she would simply use executive orders to achieve the gun control she desires.
To date Harris has pledged executive action to require private gun sellers to conduct background checks on their sales, to direct the ATF to take away the license of any gun dealer who breaks the law, and to ban runaways from buying guns.
Fugitives are already banned from buying guns but Harris is pushing a ban anyway.
Harris also promises to use executive action to block the importation of AR-15 rifles. On May 22, 2019, Breitbart News reported a National Shooting Sports Foundation report which showed that the importation of such rifles has been blocked since 1989, via ATF’s interpretation of import guidelines.
Harris tweeted: "Gun violence is the leading cause of death for young Black men in America.
By other black men
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/16/2019 4:19 Comments ||
Not many AR-15 style rifles are imported. H&K, but they are high-end, not something a criminal would use unless it was stolen anyway. Most of the imported ones are AK platform and since the Ukraine situation sanctions have shifted most of that to US sourced product.
Not that I'd expect someone like Harris to know anything about that.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/16/2019 7:27 Comments ||
Re #3: The leading cause of death for young black males is abortion.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
07/16/2019 11:33 Comments ||
I doubt she will emerge as the candidate to take on Trump. There is even a slimmer chance she will become POTUS. She will tick-off a large number of law-abiding citizens if she should start using an EO to get heavy handed with gun dictates. She would be asking for a lot of trouble. The 2nd Amend. is the fine line between tyranny and freedom. Besides she seems to have the likeabilty of HRC.
[AMGREATNESS] Those who elected Donald Trump ...the Nailer of NAFTA... in 2016 must have understood that it was the triumph of professional politicians in the 20th and 21st centuries that had brought us to the brink of corruption and concomitant decay. The economic collapse at the end of the second term of George W. Bush, and the stagnant economy under Barack Obama If you like your coverage you can keep it... for both of his terms (along with the increased federal regulation that his administration encouraged) demonstrated that our government has come more to serve the interests of an elite corps of professional babus bureaucrats, lawyers, lobbyists and consultants, than it is working for the American people. As the economy in most of the nation sputtered, Washington and its environs achieved a prosperity it had never before known.
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[NYPOST] The lights went out on Broadway Saturday night, and 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... was a thousand miles away in Iowa. It was the moment that perfectly captured his distracted, ego-driven failure of a mayoralty.
Bill de Blasio does not care about New York City. He does not care about its people. He does not care about how it’s run. He does not care about you or your taxes, creating jobs or improving lives. All Bill de Blasio cares about is Bill de Blasio.
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Are you kidding? DeBlasio represents perfectly the intelligence of NYC . Just like AOC represents the voters of her district's IQ. You get what you deserve when you take liberty, life and rights for granted.
That's why Death Valley is better. Each congresscritter will get their own glass jar, which will be locked. They can used CCTV to conduct business. Twice a day they will get food and water. When their term is up, we'll let them out.
^ Harrumph! We are terrified -- I say, terrified -- at the prospect of this outrageous and inhumane internment in the desert from which we would surely never return... tanned, rested, and inveno-- I say, I say, invigorated!
Look up District of Columbia retrocession and read that since 1839 (!!) there have been proposals to dump that mess back in Maryland's lap. They are disenfranchised, fine!, they can become citizens of Maryland and Problem Solved!
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/16/2019 15:09 Comments ||
The government gave Arlington back to Virginia after the Civil War. They could give most of the District back to Maryland - make it part of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. Keep the central federal district around the mall, with the Capitol, White House, monuments, etc as a FEDERAL district.
Maybe then the people in the District could stop whining about "Taxation without Representation".
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
07/16/2019 18:02 Comments ||
When was the last time the government asked us what we wanted?
Posted by: ed in texas ||
07/16/2019 21:06 Comments ||
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.