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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Waitress

Petition Demands Purge of Corrupt UAW Official

A group of frustrated former UAW members say that the union has not done enough to punish a former vice president who pled guilty in connection to a bribery scandal.

Genesee County Clerk-Register John Gleason is spearheading a campaign to remove Norwood Jewell's name from the property of United Auto Workers' halls both at the local and national level. Gleason's grandfather is mentioned on a plaque at Michigan's Sitdown Striker's Monument. He said it's an insult that Jewell, who pleaded guilty to corruption charges, should grace the same monument. His portrait remained on display in local UAW offices following the news.

"Norwood Jewell's name can't be found anywhere in the International but now we need to remove from the Locals," Gleason, a former UAW member, said.


Little noticed change in visa procedures leads to skyrocketing number of denials

For some foreign nationals seeking a visa to come to the U.S., a little noticed change in the State Department handbook for approving visa applications has led to their denial, even though the applicant appears to have met all legal criteria to enter the country.

The handbook change gave consular officers much wider latitude in the ability to deny an individual a visa. As can be expected, some apparently worthy applicants have been denied entry to the U.S.

But the change was necessary. It had to do with determining whether or not a visa applicant would become a "public charge" and be a drain on government resources.

Every other nation on Earth denies visas to people who can't take care of themselves. This is a no-brainer, and opposition to this change is inexplicable. The bottom line is that not everyone should be allowed entry into the U.S., and we are well within our sovereign right to refuse to support the world's poor and desperate people.

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Fencing cut in half in Texas County hard hit by border crisis. Thanks, Democrats

Imagine if the government was still operating on a short-term stopgap budget bill? The president would have the leverage of a funding bill with all the information now available to the public depicting the unprecedented emergency at our border. Yet, that leverage was signed away for an omnibus bill that actually made the policy worse and threw pennies at a partial border fence with a number of limitations. Now, one of those limitations is coming home to roost, and it was done so by design.

To begin with, all new border barrier construction authorized in the February budget bill was limited to the liberal Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector. Why does the politics of that border sector matter? Section 232(a) of the bill stated, “prior to use of any funds made available by this Act for the construction of physical barriers” the Department of Homeland Security “shall confer and seek to reach mutual agreement regarding the design and alignment of physical barriers within that city.” With whom must the feds consult? “The local elected officials.”

Starr County, Texas, for example, went for Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 79 percent to 19 percent. Not only is the RGV a Democrat bastion, sadly, many public officials and even law enforcement in the area have been indicted in recent years on charges of working with dangerous Mexican cartels. As Breitbart Texas reported at the time, several Starr County Sheriffs, among other local leaders, have been sent to prison for working with the cartels. Needless to say, there is not a lot of support among the political leaders of this area to build a wall, as I warned back in February.


875 Catholic Churches in France Were Vandalized in 2018 by Radical Secularists and Muslims

For over 850 years, Notre-Dame de Paris survived the French Revolution, two world wars, terror threats and pollution.

But on Monday the historic Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames and nearly destroyed.

It is not yet clear how the fire at Notre Dame started. French officials have not said it was due to arson.

But what is clear is that hundreds of French churches have come under attack in the just the last year.

According to the UK Sun 875 French churches were vandalized just last year.


Hannity: Collusion conspiracy theorists have put our country in danger

Pruden: An imaginary look at an imaginary 2020 election

The polls haven’t yet opened, and it’s already time to count the ballots. Everybody wants to know who won next year. It’s not much of a horse race yet, but we’ve got a lot of horses, even if most of them will eventually run straight to the glue works.

But for those who can’t wait to know who won next year, a new poll of Wall Street insiders finds that 70 percent of those polled told the RBC Capital Markets investment they expect Donald Trump to win election to a second term. Since money talks and bullshine walks, a lot of investors will take this to the bank.

This accords with what the economists at Goldman Sachs, the loudest voice on the street, are telling their followers. Incumbent presidents have a “built-in advantage” of 5 to 6 percent of the popular vote, says Jan Hatzius, Goldman’s chief economist, and that counts for a lot.

“The advantage of first-term incumbents and the relatively strong economic performance ahead of the presidential election suggests that President Trump is more likely to win.” A close call, perhaps, but a close call it all it takes. A close call is what got Donald Trump to the White House.

Wall Street, like everyone else, called it for Hillary Clinton in 2016, so the opinion of these highly paid economists might be worth no more than the opinion of your neighborhood bartender. So you might as well as ask Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, late of the bartending profession, who affects to know it all.


Game of Trumps

Mayor Pete and the Crackup of Christianity

"(T)here is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so," said Hamlet, who thereby raised some crucial questions:

Is moral truth subjective? Does it change with changing times and changing attitudes? Or is there a higher law, a permanent law, God's law, immutable and eternal, to which man's law should conform?

Are, for example, the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament, Christian teaching and natural law unchangeable and applicable to all men at all times? Or can some of the 10 be consigned to the dumpster of antiquated moral prohibitions?

This question has been brought straight into the presidential primaries by Pete Buttigieg, breakout star of the spring of 2019.

"Mayor Pete" is proudly gay and living happily with his husband.

He says God made him the way he is, and he is living the life God intended for him. Raising the same-sex marriage issue himself, the mayor defiantly taunted Mike Pence:


Survey: 9 In 10 Children Don’t Know Bananas, Strawberries Grow On Plants

Do you know where your fruits and vegetables come from? A survey of 1,000 British children ages 6 to 12 found that one in five didn’t know apples grow on trees, while more than 9 in 10 weren’t aware that bananas or strawberries came from plants.

The survey, commissioned by beverage company HONEST Kids, also found knowledge gaps when it comes to the ways many other common fruits are grown.

For example, 60 percent of those surveyed didn’t know grapes grew on vines. Similarly, four in 10 children thought cherries grew on bushes, vines or plants. Another 14 percent thought melons grow underground, and perhaps most shockingly, a stunning 95 percent surveyed had no idea how strawberries are grown.


Bernie Sanders' plans will cost $20,000 per taxpayer

Maya MacGuineas, the president of independent and bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, warned on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning that Bernie Sanders’ proposed policies could cost $20,000 per taxpayer.

“If you look at healthcare, free tuition, family leave, child care – those proposals will all have a price tag of over $20,000 per taxpayer,” MacGuineas said.

“I don't know whether they plan to finance all of that or add that to the very large national debt, but the costs are certainly high. I know 'trillion' is kind of hard to get your arms around. But when you bring it down per taxpayer, we are talking more than $20,000 increase in taxes.”

“None of the things he has been talking about are free, it does worry me when we put these in the context of free healthcare, free college tuition. It's really important that we put them in the broader budget context of how much would this cost and do we think it's worth it?” MacGuineas said.

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Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is denied bail

The Chinese woman accused of lying to briefly gain admission into President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club last month was denied bail Monday by a federal judge, who says there is an "extreme risk of flight" if she were to be set free.

Yujing Zhang, appearing in a West Palm Beach court dressed in a blue jumpsuit with both her wrists and ankles shackled, also pleaded not guilty to federal charges of lying to federal agents and illegal entering.

Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman ultimately refused to set bail for the 33-year-old, saying there is an "extreme risk of flight" if she were released. The U.S. doesn't have an extradition treaty with China.


No, Really, Why Did Lori Loughlin Plead Not Guilty?

I have a half-assed guess to explain this morning’s news but as always legal eagles are invited to correct me.

One theory being kicked around is that Loughlin and her husband actually believe they can win at trial.

A legal expert offered a third reason Loughlin and her husband have chosen to fight the charges, instead of taking plea deals like the other parents. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, defense attorney Lara Yeretsian suggested that the case against some of the parents may not be the slam-dunk people assume.

“Most of them could make a good case that they were entrapped,” Yeretsian said.

The focus of such a defense would be on William “Rick” Singer, the college admissions consultant who pleaded guilty to multiple charges involved in different bribery schemes he used to get the children of wealthy parents into well-known U.S. colleges.



Once upon a time, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle were three of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet.

I know that this is hard to imagine today, but there was a time when millions of people eagerly moved out to the west coast for a better quality of life. Sadly, the reverse is true today. Millions of people are moving away from our major cities on the west coast because of the hellholes that they have become. A former Seattle police officer that was recently interviewed by a reporter from KOMO News was very honest about the fact that he would never want to raise a family in Seattle because of the hellhole that it has become. Every night he saw the worst of Seattle firsthand, and he finally felt forced to quit because city officials would not allow him to effectively do his job. An explosion of homelessness in our major west coast cities has fueled a wave of crime, drugs and human degradation unlike anything we have seen before, and in many cases our law enforcement officials have their hands tied and are literally being prevented from cleaning up the streets.

Right now, more than half a million people are homeless in the United States. As the economy gets worse, that number will continue to rise.

Many homeless Americans are law-abiding citizens that have just had a tough break. Everyone gets knocked down in life at some point, and we need to do all that we can to help those law-abiding citizens get back on their feet.

But because of their ultra-liberal policies, some of the major cities on the west coast have become magnets for drug addicts, serial criminals, sex offenders, illegal immigrants and people that have simply heard about all of the “free benefits” that are being offered. As a result, the streets of those cities have become a showcase for the social decay that is sweeping across our nation.


African Migrants At Texas Border Monitored For Ebola: Official

A Laredo, Texas public health official said that 20 migrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were monitored for Ebola and other diseases

We have 8 Congolese right now in one of our shelters and a dozen in Nuevo Laredo," said Dr. Hector Gonzalez during an April 4 meeting of the Laredo City Council. Gonzales is the director of the Laredo Health department, according to Breitbart.

"For them, my concern was Ebola," said Gonzalez, who added "But, we're on alert to check that."

The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is the second deadliest in history, with 772 dead out of 1,220 confirmed cases since the outbreak was declared on Aug. 1, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of the latest fatalities, 24 people died in their communities and 18 died at Ebola treatment centers.

That said, WHO on Friday announced that the current outbreak does not yet constitute a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)."

Doctors without Borders and at least one Red Cross official disagree.


Antares to launch at 4:46pm TODAY

Historic Depression-Era Mural Removed from Chicago School for Depicting Only White Children

A historic Depression-era mural has been removed from a Chicago school because it featured a painting of white children.

The painting, “Child and Sports–Winter,” was removed from the cafeteria at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois, because the winter scene of children playing in the snow wasn’t “inclusive” enough as all the children in the painting were white, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The painting was produced in 1937 during the Great Depression by artist Ethel Spears who was a featured artist in President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Administrators at the school, named after Percy Julian, an African American scientist and inventor, insisted that the painting of white children upset the school’s majority black student population.


Leonard Nimoy’s widow warns smokers ‘you always think you have more time than you do’

Leonard Nimoy's widow is urging current smokers to quit now before they come down with the same lung disease that killed her husband.

In a new commercial for the CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Susan Nimoy explained that the actor had 'chronic breathing difficulties for as long as I knew him.'

She added that Nimoy was always convinced that he would die of lung cancer, but not from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of diseases that include emphysema and bronchitis, especially years after he had quit.


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Newspapers Encouraging Locals To Flee To The US, Illegal Migrants Claim

Central American migrants apprehended at the border claimed to have been encouraged by local newspaper advertisements that promised work opportunities and free assistance from the U.S. government.

“The whole word knows, they put it in the news. They tell us everywhere if you come to the United States, they’ll help you,” said a Honduran woman apprehended at the southern border near the Rio Grande Valley. Speaking to CBS 4 news, a local news outlet, she and her family claimed they decided to make the trek to the U.S.-Mexico border after seeing several advertisements.

Numerous ads in Central America, reportedly paid for by operatives in the human smuggling business, are promising locals jobs and free help from the U.S. if they reach the border.

“Yes, we’ve been told that, we read it on our newspapers. That’s why we’re here,” said a Guatemalan pastor who was also apprehended in the Rio Grande valley area.

Additionally, the ads are telling readers that they have a better chance of getting through law enforcement if they bring a child: “We’ve been told if you are a father you can bring your child and you will be helped here if you’re in that situation,” the pastor explained.

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South Seattle College TPUSA President: ‘I Feel More Empowered Than Ever’ Despite ‘Bias Incident’

South Seattle College Turning Point USA (TPUSA) chapter president Katie Daviscourt told Breitbart News that she feels “more empowered than ever” despite last week’s “bias incident” resulting in a hit and run car accident and a phone call to 911. The conservative student offered her remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Daviscourt spoke to Marlow on Tuesday about a recent hit and run accident that police are investigating, and also consider to be a “bias incident” after a man allegedly followed the conservative student with his vehicle as she walked to her car last week. The man caused Daviscourt to fear for her life, before the man struck another vehicle and fled the scene.

The student told Alex Marlow that despite last week’s incident, she feels “more empowered than ever,” and that “other students are catching on,” with regards to the importance of expressing their conservative views.

Daviscourt said one officer told her that he considered the incident a “hate crime,” adding that she believes the man is a student, noting that he had “showed up to class” on Monday, where he was then “served with emergency suspension papers.”


Student Newspaper Revises Guidelines to Censor Conservative Catholic Editor

John Carroll University’s student newspaper, the Carroll News, is revising its editorial guidelines in an effort to censor speech after students took offense to a conservative Catholic student editor expressing his views in the newspaper. The newspaper then released a statement chastising the editor, suggesting that “free speech” should make everybody “feel safe in its harmony,” and that the Catholic student’s views are in “direct conflict” with the mission of the Jesuit university. The editor has since resigned from his position.

Students at John Carroll University (JCU) took offense to an op-ed published in The Carroll News by editor Declan Leary, who criticized a new magazine, entitled, Loud & Proud Zine, after it had first criticized him for expressing his views about a JCU-funded drag show last semester. Leary argued that a Catholic university is not an appropriate location for hosting such events.

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Cory Booker Acknowledges Problem at Border, Says 'Nations Should Have Borders'

One of the Democrats running for president admitted Tuesday that there is a problem at America's southern border, echoing what Republicans have said for months but going against what many of his fellow Democrats insist.

"We do have a problem at the southern border," Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. "Democrats should not deny that we [do]. Nations should have borders, borders should be respected."


Microsoft's web-based email services breached

Some users of Microsoft's web-based email services including,, and have had their accounts breached, with the accounts remaining in a compromised state for more than two months.

As TechCrunch and Motherboard report, an email sent out by Microsoft late last week explains that access to its system was gained through compromised Microsoft support agent credentials. Email accounts were then accessed and information including each account's email address, folder names, subject lines, and the other email addresses communicated with could be viewed.

That was the extent of the breach for most compromised accounts, but around six percent of affected users didn't get so lucky. The information accessed in their accounts extended to the body of emails, their date of birth, calendar activity, admin center, and their logon history.

The compromise lasted from Jan 1. to March 28.


Yuma, Arizona mayor declares emergency over migrant situation

An Arizona mayor on Tuesday declared an emergency in the city he represents due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants.

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls shared the news on Facebook, explaining that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.”

He went on ask for the federal government to step in and provide assistance.

The city of Yuma also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.


Why Couldn’t They Put Out the Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral?

Firefighters stood helpless to stem the blaze Monday at Notre Dame Cathedral, likely because of Gothic engineering techniques that waterproofed the roof, consigning it to destruction.

The roof and spire of Notre Dame were all but doomed to burn once flames began to spread, possibly begun by a renovation accident,
according to Ted Henderson, who studied archaeology at Dartmouth College. Henderson said a Gothic engineering technique used to waterproof the top of the cathedral involved placing a lead sheet roof over a wooden truss structure on top of the groin vault that served as the ceiling of the cathedral’s nave.

The wooden truss became highly flammable as it dried over hundreds of years, but was completely sealed from the outside by the lead sheets, and therefore impervious to firefighters’ efforts to douse the flames with water, Henderson said.

“So the wood catches on fire and it’s not actually exposed to the outside of the building anywhere,” Henderson told The Daily Caller News Foundation.


Pelosi Admits She Defended Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 Remarks Without Knowing What Was Said

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday admitted that she does not know the content of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) recent remarks about 9/11 — despite offering a full-throated defense of the freshman congresswoman in the wake of criticism from President Donald Trump.

“I don’t think the congresswoman is anti-Semitic. I wouldn’t even put those in the same category,” Pelosi told interviewer Christiane Amanpour in Ireland. “We have no taint of that [anti-Semitism],” she added. “And just because they want to accuse somebody of that doesn’t mean that we take that bait.”

Pelosi also dismissed criticisms that she hasn’t done enough to defend Omar, conceding, “Until I talk to somebody, I don’t even know what was said.”


Kim Foxx meddled in Jussie Smollett case weeks after ‘recusing’ herself, texts show

New text messages reveal that Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx was meddling in the Jussie Smollett case weeks after she claimed she’d recused herself — complaining that the “washed up celeb” faced too many charges.

Foxx’s office issued a statement recusing her on Feb. 19, though they later claimed she “did not formally recuse herself.”

But in March 8 text messages released Tuesday as part of a FOIA request from The Post and other outlets, Foxx tells First Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Joe Magats, who took over the case for her, that “I’m recused” — then went on to complain that the “Empire” star had been charged with too many crimes.

“Sooo …… I’m recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases … 16 counts on a class 4 becomes exhibit A,” Foxx wrote at the start of the exchange.


Abortion Worker Exodus After ‘Unplanned’ Movie

A spokesperson for pro-life leader Abby Johnson’s ministry says her organization has helped 15 abortion workers leave the industry since the film Unplanned opened three weeks ago.

The movie, which was released on March 29, focuses on Johnson’s transformation from Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life advocate and founder of 'And Then There Were None' (ATTWN) – a group that helps abortion workers leave that industry.

If you are an abortion clinic worker and you’ve seen @UnplannedMovie and want to quit your job, we are here for you. Go to
You can quit, and we can help. #unplanned #WeLoveQuitters @_AshleyBratcher @AbbyJohnson

— ATTWN (@ATTWNministry) April 13, 2019

In testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution Wednesday, Chuck Konzelman, writer and director of Unplanned, stated that, since the film opened, 94 abortion clinic workers have come forward to seek assistance leaving their jobs.



WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Oversight Committee Republicans raised concerns about Chairman Elijah Cummings’s (D-MD) partisan attack on states’ rights. These concerns come in response to investigations initiated by Chairman Cummings and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties about state elections in Texas, Georgia, and Kansas. The Chairmen began their investigations without consulting the Committee Members who represent the states they targeted.

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA), Ranking Member of National Security Subcommittee, Congressman Michael Cloud (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee, sent a letter to Chairman Cummings and Chairman Raskin detailing their concerns with this partisan probe. They also sent letters to various state and local officials in Texas, Kansas and Georgia.

Excerpt of the letter to Chairman Cummings:

“The Supreme Court has made clear that Congress is not ‘a law enforcement or trial agency’ and that ‘[n]o inquiry is an end in itself; it must be related to, and in furtherance of, a legitimate task of the Congress.’ We have serious concerns that your letters appear to be an attempt to insert the Committee into particular state election proceedings, for which we do not see a legitimate legislative purpose.”

Full text of the letters can be found here.


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and memorandum to Committee Members detailing how the Chairman’s decision to subpoena sensitive, personal information about the President’s finances is a gross abuse of the Committee’s subpoena authority and a violation of the Chairman’s promises to the Committee.

Excerpt from the letter:
“As explained in the attached memorandum, your intended action is an unprecedented abuse of the Committee’s subpoena authority to target and expose the private financial information of the President of the United States. Your intended action is also a blatant violation of your promise to debate and vote on Committee subpoenas. Although there were nine legislative days following your receipt of Mazars’s response letter-during which time you informed the media that you intended to subpoena Mazars-you purposefully waited for Members to return to their districts for the Easter district work period before moving forward to subpoena Mazars.”
Excerpt from memorandum:

“What is unprecedented here is the extent to which Chairman Cummings and House Democrats have gone to attack the President for political gain. Chairman Cummings’s subpoena for President Trump’s sensitive, personal financial information goes hand-in-glove with Chairman Neal’s request for President Trump’s personal tax returns and with Chairman Nadler’s expansive investigation into 81 entities with personal or business relationships with the President. These are all part of a coordinated and carefully managed campaign to use congressional oversight for partisan advantage-in fact, I recently became aware that Chairman Cummings has executed a secret Memorandum of Understanding with Chairwoman Maxine Waters to attack the President.”

Full text of the letter and memo can be found here.

Laguna Beach Reconsidering ‘Aggressive’ American Flags on Police Cars After Backlash

The Laguna Beach community is divided over a new police car design featuring the American flag, which some residents complain is frightening and aggressive.

The Laguna Beach City Council decided in February to repaint the Southern California city's all-white squad cars black-and-white with the word "Police" in the colors of the American flag. But the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the council will reconvene Tuesday to consider reversing the decision amid complaints from residents.

A local designer told the council in a March meeting that he had witnessed the new police cars spark "a little panic" when several rolled up to a Laguna Beach hotel, causing parents with children to scatter.

"When one of them's there it works, but all of a sudden, I saw, wow, when there are three, maybe four of them together, folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents. So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences," he complained.


Second measles case confirmed in Maryland

BALTIMORE — A second case of measles for a state resident has been confirmed by the Maryland Department of Health.

“The second case is a household contact of the first confirmed case, and both acquired measles outside of Maryland in an area with an ongoing measles outbreak,” a statement from the Department of Health said. “There is no evidence of ongoing spread of measles in Maryland currently. No additional potential measles exposure locations in Maryland have been identified.”

The department had previously warned residents of potential exposure for those who visited an area of Pikesville on April 2, where the first confirmed case was found.


Hurt: It’s Time for Elite Northern Cities to Share Burden of Illegal Immigration

Once again, President Trump has hit upon a supposedly “controversial” proposal that has caused the entire herd of fainting goats in the Washington press corps to collapse in fevered panting and jerky spasms. And, once again, the idea is simple, logical and genius.

Faced with a massive and growing crisis of 100,000 illegal immigrants storming the border every month, Mr. Trump must decide what to do with all these people who have discovered the giant Trojan horse that is America’s immigration system.

Cross the border, claim asylum, get a court date, be set free and vanish into the interior of the country — never to show up for that court date. Even better, grab a child or buy somebody else’s child (previously known as “human trafficking” or “child slavery”) and hit the border claiming to be a “family.”

These people — chiefly Democrats and journalists these days — claiming there is no crisis on the border and encouraging this disaster to continue are on the wrong side of what is turning into a massive humanitarian crisis.

All so they can feel good about themselves. They think of themselves as “welcoming” and are encouraging so many people to make such a treacherous journey — guided by mercenary merchants of misery and death — that should end with them getting sent right back to where they came from. If they don’t get raped and killed along the way.

All of this, of course, is underwritten by the murderous drug cartels that use their human packages as diversions at the border to tie up U.S. Border Patrol agents so they can get the product they actually care about — deadly opiates and other drugs — into the country undetected.

The president’s proposal: If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the other open-border, Sanctuary City Democrats love this crisis so much, let them take in all the illegals while the courts catch up with all the cases.


Anti-Israel Student Group to Israeli Student: ‘Quit Complaining’ About Rocket Attacks

An anti-Israel student group at Cornell University told an Israeli student to "quit complaining" about rocket attacks from the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip in a Facebook post.

The Cornell Collective for Justice in Palestine (CCJP) made the comments in response to an article from Israeli student Shir Kidron, the College Fix reports. Earlier this month, Kidron wrote an op-ed for the Cornell Daily Sunwhich recounted a 2009 Gaza missile attack which hit her home and killed her dog.

"A mere two seconds after I entered the shelter, I heard a loud boom, and felt my home collapse. After leaving the shelter, I saw the rocket had hit my bedroom and killed my dog Rosie. I was only 12 years old," Kidron wrote.


Bernie Sanders Calls for Border Camps to End Catch-and-Release of Migrants

Sen. Bernie Sanders used a Fox News town hall event to urge federal agencies to detain Central American migrants pending their fast-track asylum hearings.

The plan would end the catch-and-release practices which are indirectly funding the Central American migration.

“We have a problem at the border, a serious problem … We need the proper legal processes at the border so that these issues can be adjudicated to determine whether or not people or should be entitled to asylum,” Sanders said April 15.

When asked where the migrants could be kept prior to their asylum hearings, Sanders responded by saying, “What about building proper facilities for them right now? That can be done right on the border.”


Waters Took More Than $200,000 in Corporate Money

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) received more than $200,000 in corporate campaign contributions.

The chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee took in about $210,329 in corporate campaign money, most of which came from industry PACs, Politico reports.

Waters's openness to corporate PAC contributions differentiates her from progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), who have sworn off money from corporate committees. Politico notes that Waters' predecessor as Financial Services Committee chair, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas), was a leading recipient of finance industry money.

Of the sectors of the financial industry, insurers have given the most to Waters, and hosted a fundraiser for her last month. The American Property Casualty Insurance Association, the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, MetLife, Primerica, State Farm, USAA, and Zurich are among the insurers which have donated to Waters.

TransUnion's PAC gave $5,000 to Waters earlier this year, just before its CEO testified before her committee about the company's shortcomings.

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Antifa Threatens Candace Owens Event

Antifa members and their sympathizers are reportedly planning to “shut down” Monday’s College Republicans event at the University of Pennsylvania, where Turning Point USA communications director Candace Owens will be speaking.

Several tweets were recently made threatening Monday’s event at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Candace Owens — one tweet coming from Philadelphia’s Antifa group, according to a report by The UPenn Statesman, the school’s independent student newspaper that is co-hosting the event with the College Republicans group.

The Philadelphia Antifa group had harassed Charlie Kirk and Owens out of a breakfast establishment last August — an incident that Owens had noted during last week’s Congressional hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism.

“If [Democrats] actually were concerned about white nationalism, they would be holding hearings on Antifa, a far-left, violent, white gang, who determined one day in Philadelphia in August that I, a black woman, was not fit to sit in a restaurant,” said Owens.

“They chased me out, they yelled ‘race traitor’ to a group of black and Hispanic police officers who formed a line to protect me from their ongoing assaults,” added Owens, “They threw water at me, they threw eggs at me, and the leftist media remained silent on it.”

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Federal Appeals Court: Detained Immigrants Have No Right to 'Family Unity'

Illegal immigrants detained at the border don’t have a “due process right to family unity,” a federal appeals court in Virginia ruled Tuesday.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a district court’s ruling that apprehended illegals don’t have the right to be held in the same state as their children, The Hill reported.

“On the merits, we, like the district court, have been unable to find a substantive due process right to family unity in the context of immigration detention pending removal,” the appeals court wrote in its ruling.

“To be sure, there are decisions that recognize the ‘power of parents to control the education of their own’ children… and the ‘fundamental right to make decisions concerning the rearing’ of one’s children… but those decisions hardly support the asserted right to be detained in the same state as one’s children, the right to be visited by children while in detention, or a general right to ‘family unity’ in the context of detention.”

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Frederick man charged with knowingly transmitting HIV to women he met online

FREDERICK, Md. (ABC7) — Frederick Police have charged a man with knowingly transmitting HIV to women he met on dating websites.

Police arrested 34-year-old Rudolph Jericho Smith of Frederick, Maryland on April 15 after evidence obtained during a 21-month long investigation.

The investigation started based on allegations that Smith was actively having sexual relations with multiple females knowing that he was HIV positive.

Detective Dewees of Frederick Police identified and contacted several victims, and authored and received several search and seizure warrants.



House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democratic Party does not have a “taint” of anti-Semitism, adding that President Donald Trump is wrong to make such accusations.

“We have no taint of that in the Democratic Party, and just because they want to accuse somebody of that doesn’t mean … that we take that bait,” Pelosi said Tuesday an interview with CNN in Dublin, Ireland.

Pelosi’s comments come as Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is under fire for reportedly making multiple anti-Semitic comments. Omar also recently described the 9/11 terror attacks as “Some People Did Something.” Pelosi said she still hasn’t spoken to Omar about the comment.


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Daughter just told me that Wicomico Middle isn't allowing kids to bring water bottles. Have to have a doctors note. Asked person on phone if they tested their water and they don't know.

Wow Salisbury is getting dumber everyday

OC Beach Patrol Facing Unusual Recruitment Challenges

OCEAN CITY — Increased competition in terms of starting wages and the cost of seasonal housing has created recruitment challenges for the Ocean City Beach Patrol, resort officials learned this week.

During a budget work session on Thursday, April 11, long-time Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin presented his agency’s fiscal year 2020 spending plan under the larger umbrella of the town’s emergency services department. Through the discussion of the beach patrol budget, which is largely unchanged from last year save for some inflationary increases related to salaries and benefits, it came to light recruitment efforts for the upcoming season has presented challenges for a variety of reasons to the point Arbin is not entirely confident he will start the summer with the optimum number lifeguards, or surf rescue technicians.

“It looks like we’ll have less guards manning less stands on Memorial Day weekend this year as we did last year,” he said.

Arbin described the three basic legs of the Beach Patrol’s three-legged stool as education, in the form of teaching visitors to “keep their feet in the stands until the lifeguards are in the stands,” prevention, or daily seminars on the beach to inform visitors of daily and even hourly changes in ocean conditions, and finally, intervention, which covers a multitude of interactions from pulling swimmers from rip currents to intervening in medical emergencies to locating and reuniting lost children with their families.


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Office of Refugee and Resettlement Places 234,414 Migrant ‘Children’ in All 50 States

Statistics from the federal government show the fate of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant ‘children’ who have come across the border with Mexico illegally or to seek asylum.

The Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has relocated 234,414 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from 2014 to the first five months of the fiscal year 2019 (October 2018 to February 2019)

The majority of the UAC are males (71 percent in 2018) between the ages of 15 and 17, and most are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, according to ORR.

The leftist media, however, is not reporting these facts while criticizing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that rather than saddling border cities with the crushing flow of illegal immigrants some could be transported to other places in the United States, including so-called “sanctuary cities” established to protect illegals from deportation.


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Young Church Serving Homeless Camps – Need Food Donated

Young Church Serving Homeless Camps – Need Food Donated
Young Church, Young Leaders, Young Heart, Mission of Love

Salisbury, MD: A start-up church in Salisbury, Maryland of 20 People is seeking donations of food and water to distribute to local homeless camps on, April 20th2019. (The day before Easter) The group is also looking for volunteers to help distribute the food, and aidewith trash collection and cleaning of the camps.

One camp is home to a pregnant woman,and the other has a young family with a child. They are in desperate need of food, water, and hygiene supplies. The church became aware of both camps and has decided to provide food,and water to the camps along with spiritual services, love, and a hot meal. The group is new and growing, but needs help from the community to gather the much-needed supplies for the two camps.

The church is not having an Easter service this year,; instead they are excited to serve the community. Recently on their “Blitz Day”, they cleaned the CityPark, fed a homeless man, collected and donated 15 bags of clothing to a local organization, walked dogs at the Wicomico County Humane Society, and delivered cookies to the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police barracks in Salisbury. They are excited to continue living out their mission of “Painting Delmarva with the Love of God.

Canvas Church is a new, multi-denominational Christian church meeting once a month for service in the Downtown, Plaza area and weekly for Bible Studies at the South Salisbury Starbucks. They are set to fully launch, Easter 2021. The church is led by bestselling author, Pastor Richard Pope (22) of Salisbury, with the oldest person on the Leadership Team of 5, being 30. 

David Elliot 
Pastoral Intern
Canvas Church