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Monday, July 15, 2019

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The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court for clearance to begin constructing 100 miles of fencing through drug-smuggling corridors along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Friday request comes after U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam forbade the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds for border wall construction. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the administration’s request to stay that ruling while litigation continued on July 3.

“The practical significance of the decision below for the government’s drug-interdiction efforts would weigh strongly in favor of further review,” the government’s stay application to the high court reads.


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4 kids steal their family's car and run away on 600-mile road trip

Four adventurous children, between the ages of 10 and 14, packed a stolen family car with fishing rods and took off on an epic 600-mile road trip along the Australian coast, authorities have said.

One of the children left a goodbye note for their parents before leaving for the mammoth journey, which ended several hours later when police tracked down the parked car along a highway in New South Wales, authorities told CNN.

The kids likely shared driving responsibilities during the 578-mile trip from Rockhampton in Queensland to Grafton in New South Wales, police added, after taking a four-wheel-drive Nissan Patrol car belonging to one of their parents.


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College Admissions Are Rigged In Favor Of Prominent Democrats

If you’ve ever watched Chris Cuomo on CNN, you may have wondered, How did this guy get a TV show? He can barely speak English. There are nights when Cuomo emits entire paragraphs that mean nothing at all, just pure gibberish. Cuomo went to Yale, which has famously high admissions standards. Is Cuomo a secret genius? Does he have some amazing talent that’s invisible on TV? Maybe he speaks flawless Urdu or has a deep grounding in particle physics.

Actually, it turns out he has an even more impressive qualification: His father, Mario Cuomo, was the governor of New York. If you want to get into a top American college, the most effective credential of all is to have a parent who’s a well-known Democratic politician.

But don’t take our word for it. Ask Dante de Blasio, son of Bill de Blasio, the incompetent mayor of New York. There’s no evidence the younger de Blasio did remarkably well in high school. And yet, like Chris Cuomo, he somehow got into Yale. Once there, Dante de Blasio found himself surrounded by people just like himself: the thoroughly average children of other prominent liberals. That would include the offspring of at least three Democrats currently serving in the U.S. Senate: Michael Bennet, Amy Klobuchar and Sheldon Whitehouse. All of them sent kids to Yale.


Atlantic League Batter Steals First, Makes Baseball History

Around the time that robot umpires were brought in to help officiate the Atlantic League All-Star Game, Major League Baseball and the independent league’s front office decided to tack on a few more rules to experiment with for the second half of the season. Among them included an expansion on the current dropped third strike rule in the majors, which now allows batters to try and steal first if a pitch is not “caught in flight” by the catcher.

On Saturday, Tony Thomas, an outfielder for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, became the first person to actually use this new rule, and the first player in baseball history to successfully steal first base. On the second pitch of his plate appearance, the ball flew right past the Lancaster Barnstormers’ catcher for what normally would have been a 1-1 count. After a couple seconds of inaction between the two players, something appeared to suddenly click in Thomas’s head that reminded him of this rule change—likely a teammate or coach yelling at him. With the ball rolling all the way to the backstop, the catcher was unable to get to the ball before Thomas made it to first safely.


Trump Lawyer: Video Shows Ex-Campaign Staffer Lied About Forcible Kiss

President Donald Trump’s lawyers released a 15-second video Wednesday they say shows that a former Trump campaign staffer lied when she claimed the Republican forcibly kissed her on the campaign trail in 2016.

Alva Johnson, who worked on the campaign’s voter outreach team, sued Trump on Feb. 25 for battery and discrimination based on her race and gender. Johnson, who is black, said Trump forcibly kissed her in a campaign RV during a stop in Florida on Aug. 24, 2016.

Charles Harder, a personal attorney for Trump, said cellphone footage of the exchange debunks Johnson’s salacious claim.


Case dismissed against mother whose toddler son peed in a parking lot

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – A Georgia mother is no longer being charged with disorderly conduct after a deputy saw her toddler son urinate in a gas station parking lot back in April.

Charges were dropped Thursday against Brooke Johns who was almost nine months pregnant at the time she got the ticket.

Brooke was driving when the little voice in the backseat said he had a big problem.

“He’s like, ‘Mom, I’ve got to pee. I’ve got to pee!’ I was like, ‘Well, hold on,’ and he’s like, ‘No! I’ve GOT to pee! I’ve got to REALLY pee.’ And I’m like, ‘Baby, there’s nowhere for me to go, and he says, ‘Momma, I’m about to pee in my pants!” Brooke recalled.


Virginia high schools launch competitive esports pilot program

High schoolers won’t have to exercise to get a varsity letter, now that Virginia is adding electronic sports, better known as esports, as a school competition.

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) has approved a one-year pilot program for esports as a competitive activity.

For the first year, Virginia will have competitions in League of Legends, Rocket League and SMITE, and schools will be allowed to enter multiple teams of different students for each game title.

In League of Legends and SMITE, teams consist of five members. In Rocket League, teams include only three members.


Ayanna Pressley: Minority border agents act as 'a cog' in machine of oppression

Speaking at the Netroots Nation convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley claimed black and brown people who work for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection are "a cog" in the machine that perpetuates oppression and incarceration of people that "look just like them."

Pressley is part of the ultra-liberal faction of the Democratic Party that is backed by political action committee Justice Democrats and often referred to as "The Squad." The Squad also included Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib, who have all been the subject of controversy in the House of Representatives after Speaker Nancy Pelosi chided them for criticizing more moderate Democrats in Congress.

Pressley was part of a group of Congress members who recently visited border immigration facilities in El Paso, Texas, and widely condemned detention centers housing unauthorized immigrants for being unsanitary and overcrowded. She later testified to the House Oversight Committee about her experience, which was sharply critical of border agents handling of the detention centers.


No sharing: Ilhan Omar says AOC 'squad' is 'trying to grab' power from leadership

PHILADELPHIA — Members of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “squad” defended their colleague amid a rift with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, without mentioning the top Democrat by name.

“Every single person in Congress has a role. Our role is to take our votes and leadership’s role is to wrangle votes,” Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, said Saturday at Netroots Nation, an annual conference for liberal activists.

“There’s a constant struggle oftentimes with people who have power about sharing that power. We are not really in the business of asking for the share of that power. We’re in the business of trying to grab that power,” she said.


She Falsely Accused Two Police Officers Of Rape. She Was Sentenced To Just 23 Months In Jail.

A Pennsylvania woman who falsely accused two State Police troopers of rape was sentenced to just 23 months in prison for her crimes. She likely won’t even serve the full sentence.

False rape accusations are classified simply as filing false police reports, which is what Christine Cromer, 38, was charged with, along with unsworn falsification. The Citizens’ Voice, a news outlet for Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, reported that Cromer was convicted in April and that Assistant District Attorney Angela Sperrazza argued for the woman to face jail time since her claims damaged the troopers’ reputations.

“This wasn’t one lie,” Sperrazza reportedly said. “This was continuous lies.”


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It’s tick season – here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease

It is tick season again and it is expected to be another bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States has tripled since the late 1990s. And here in Pennsylvania, Lyme disease affects thousands of residents every year.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a bite from an infected tick. Symptoms can manifest up to a month after a tick bite. The Mayo Clinic reports that:
From three to 30 days after an infected tick bite, an expanding red area might appear that sometimes clears in the center, forming a bull's-eye pattern. The rash (erythema migrans) expands slowly over days and can spread to 12 inches (30 centimeters) across. It's typically not itchy or painful but might feel warm to the touch.”

‘NOT A TYPO’: Democrat Poll Shows What Voters Think Of Omar, Ocasio-Cortez

A new internal Democrat poll in swing districts released on Sunday showed that socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are extremely unpopular and that they may cost the Democratic Party the presidency and the House in 2020.

"Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view," Axios reported. "Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view."

"Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%," Axios added, whereas "capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable."


ICE Acting Director Rips Sanctuary City Mayors For Helping Illegal Aliens Avoid Arrest

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Matthew Albence took a swipe at U.S. mayors who announced their opposition to planned immigration raids.

“The entire public is safer when law enforcement works together,” Albence said Sunday on Fox News, reacting to several mayors across the country who declared they would not be helping federal immigration authorities locate and apprehend illegal aliens living in their jurisdictions.

“It’s incredulous that it’s OK for these law enforcement agencies and these jurisdictions to enforce the laws that they’re sworn to uphold, but when we come in to do our enforcement that we’re sworn to uphold, all the sudden it’s a problem,” he said.


Bill And Hillary Clinton Booed At Billy Joel Concert

It's official: Bill and Hillary Clinton are pariahs in the Democratic Party. If the low ticket prices ($10) for their book tour appearances didn't already demonstrate that, then maybe a crowd booing them at a Billy Joel concert will.

According to Fox News, the famous former First Couple prompted groans and boos from the crowd of Billy Joel fans in attendance at his concert in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

"After the Long Island-born legend dedicated a song to the former first couple and flashed them up on the screen at Madison Square Garden, initial cheers turned to boos from the audience," reports the outlet.


Pro-Trump Home Depot Co-Founder, 90, After Trump-Haters Target Him: ‘It Sure As Hell Is Not Going To Stop Me’

On Wednesday, Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, blasted critics who slammed him for openly stating he would vote for President Trump in 2020. Marcus wrote in a Facebook post that he had been enjoying celebrating his 90th birthday and the $117 million raised to honor him that was donated to four charities when he heard about the rampant criticism of him for the report he was supporting Trump. He wrote on Facebook, “Am I in China? Argentina? Russia? That's what it feels like to me. It saddens me that our country has come to this, where I, as a private citizen, cannot express my feelings. It angers me and it saddens me, but it sure as hell is not going to stop me. If you thought it would, you've got the wrong guy.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had published an interview with Marcus on June 30 in which they noted that Marcus had donated roughly $250 million to build the Georgia Aquarium and millions for an autistic center in Atlanta. AJC reported, “Marcus told the AJC that he plans to support the president’s re-election bid.”

That comment triggered anti-Trump partisans to attack Marcus on Twitter, calling for a boycott of Home Depot. Forbes reported that Marcus has said he has donated over $2 billion to charitable organizations around the world; Forbes added, “It’s estimated he could give away over $6 billion in his lifetime.” Marcus had told AJC, “Everything I live for now is finding the right things to put my money into and that can give me a rate of return in emotion and doing good things for this world.”



The Democratic Governor of Washington State believes there is one person to blame for an incident in which a far-left activist tried to firebomb an ICE facility; President Trump.

Governor Jay Inslee was responding to the attack, during which 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen, who was armed with a rifle, was shot dead after throwing Molotov cocktails at the building and nearby cars.

Van Spronsen was an Antifa activist and reportedly wrote a manifesto explaining the motives behind the attack.

However, according to presidential candidate Inslee, President Trump is to blame.

Inslee said Trump was “intentionally trying to create anxiety and fear among undocumented families”.


Former State Department Employee Sentenced for Conspiring with Chinese Agents

Received Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Benefits from Two Chinese Agents in Exchange for Internal State Department Documents

Candace Marie Claiborne, a former employee of the U.S. Department of State, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $40,000 for conspiracy to defraud the United States, by lying to law enforcement and background investigators, and hiding her extensive contacts with, and gifts from, agents of the People’s Republic of China, in exchange for providing them with internal documents from the U.S. State Department.

The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu of the District of Columbia, Acting Assistant Director John P. Selleck of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Deputy Assistant Secretary Ricardo Colón, Domestic Operations, U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service.

“Chinese intelligence agents convinced Candace Marie Claiborne to trade her integrity and confidential information of the United States government for cash and other gifts for herself and her family,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “Claiborne withheld information and lied repeatedly about these foreign intelligence contacts. Violations of the public’s trust are an affront to our citizens and to all those who honor their oaths. With this sentencing, justice has been imposed for these dishonorable criminal acts.”

“Candace Claiborne received gifts from foreign officials and lied to investigators repeatedly about her role in defrauding the U.S. government,” said U.S. Attorney Liu. “Claiborne violated her oath as a State Department employee and today’s sentence should send a message to those who abuse their positions of trust. We will continue to seek prosecution and hold those accountable for their illegal actions.”


Breaking: Trump administration moves to end protections for Central American asylum seekers

The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone. The new rule will affect asylum seekers coming through Mexico from countries like Guatemala and El Salvador.

There are some exceptions: If someone has been trafficked, if the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them) or if an asylum-seeker sought protection in a country but was denied, then a migrant could still apply for U.S. asylum.


Special edition: President Trump’s historic social media summit

President Donald J. Trump welcomed a group of digital communications leaders and online influencers to the White House on Thursday, where he hosted a first-of-its-kind summit on the importance of freedom of speech online.

“Each of you is fulfilling a vital role in our nation: You’re challenging the media gatekeepers and the corporate censors to bring the facts straight to the American people.” 

Free speech and expression are at the core of American democracy. Censorship is not. It’s unacceptable that conservative voices continue to be unfairly stifled by some of the largest, most powerful media and technology companies in the world. The President has pledged that this bias, dishonesty, discrimination, and suppression will not stand.

Broken Bloomberg

A scheme by Michael Bloomberg to punish oil producers by placing hand-picked environmental lawyers in attorney general offices could be breaking apart.

The billionaire former mayor of New York City created a pipeline at New York University's law school called the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center (SEEIC). It grooms law students to become environmentalist attorney and then pays their salaries once they join state attorney general offices across the nation. Maryland Deputy Attorney General Carolyn Quattrocki said in a 2017 email to colleagues that the purpose of hiring SEEIC-sponsored lawyers was driven by partisanship.

"The gist is that Bloomberg is funding through NYU some fellowship positions for mid-career environmental litigators to be farmed out to State Attorneys General to join the fight against Trump's rollback of our environmental protection laws and regulations," she wrote.

While Quattrocki and Maryland Attorney General Frosh disclosed their motivations in private emails to colleagues, other states went public about the partnerships.

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‘Clone tick’ swarms, new to U.S., are killing cattle by draining their blood

Worried about a Cascadia subduction-zone earthquake? Worried about nuclear war? Worried about climate change?


Those potential calamities are nothing. If you want to really have nightmares, read on to find out what’s happening to cows in North Carolina -- and what it could mean for humans.

Asian long-horned ticks, also sometimes called “clone ticks” because they can reproduce without mating, have killed five cows in the Tar Heel State this year -- by draining them of blood. Each cow was infested by hundreds of ticks.

“The official cause of death,” writes technology news site Ars Technica, “was acute anemia, which is typically associated with severe hemorrhaging.”

These ticks are extremely aggressive; New Jersey health investigators in 2017 reported them swiftly clambering up their legs while they investigated a tick assault on a sheep paddock. The ticks’ usual killing grounds are in Russia and Asia, where they are known to spread various serious diseases to humans. It’s not known how or exactly when they arrived in the U.S. So far the ones found in North America have not carried disease.

67 counties in the United States have confirmed local Asian long-horned tick populations. Virginia has the most counties with 24 confirmed.


Uh-Oh, Joe! Democratic Rivals Catch On To The Fact You And Obama Deported Millions Of Illegal Aliens

Poor Joe Biden. The career politician simply cannot catch a break from progressives on the 2020 Democratic primary presidential campaign trail. The latest thorn in Biden's side stems from his years serving under his "best friend" President Barack Obama. It is somewhat of an odd fact, but President Trump's immediate predecessor actually deported more individuals than he has so far at this point in office. Sadly, for Biden however, the progressives are now calling for what is tantamount to open borders. Thus they are turning even on the former Messiah of the Democratic Party due to his enforcement of immigration law and saying that Biden must answer for the actions Obama office took.

As pointed out by the RNC's Steve Guest, Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Biden on CNN today saying that he "absolutely" should explain why the United States deported millions of illegal aliens when he was vice president. The answer, of course, for conservatives is pretty simple -- they were here illegally. But, Democrats, in their ever desire to inch increasingly more leftist, now believe it racist to deport any illegal alien.


Nikki Haley slams 'disgusting' silence from Dems after Mexican flag raised at ICE facility

Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday condemned prominent Democrats for staying mum after protesters demonstrating outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility last week pulled down the American flag and flew the flag of Mexico in its place.

Crews in Aurora, Colorado, restored the American flag Friday evening. The protesters also removed a "Blue Lives Matter" flag, honoring law enforcement, spray-painted it with the words "Abolish ICE," then raised the flag upside-down, on a pole next to the Mexican flag, local media reported.

"There are no words for why the Democrats are staying silent on this," Haley wrote. "If this is your way to winning an election, fire your strategist. This is disgusting. Love your country. And if you don’t like what is happening then tell the members of Congress to get to work and fix it."


Caribbean Joe's Now Open Six Days A Week

Starting this week I will now be open Tuesday through Sunday so everyone can enjoy the pool and Caribbean atmosphere. Each day we will swing our doors for the pool from 1 PM to 8 PM. Just remember, you need to be a customer of our bar/restaurant. No outside food or drinks and all children must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. 

Pro-China Communists Working to Mobilize 40 Million New Voters Against Trump

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party had better be ready for a tsunami of new Democratic voters coming their way in 2020.

Far from the easy victory many pundits are predicting, there’s a strong chance that the president and his party (strong economy notwithstanding) may be overwhelmed by an unexpected wave of new voters coming mainly from the South and Southwest.

The same pro-China, communist-led organizations that almost won gubernatorial races in Florida and Georgia in 2018, and have almost turned once-reliably Republican Virginia blue, are aiming to mobilize a staggering 40 million new voters against President Trump.

If this network can mobilize just 20 percent of the new voters they are targeting, Trump will be a one-term president. Donald Trump Jr.’s recent prediction that the 2020 election will be a battle between “freedom and communism” will prove horribly accurate.


Trump: Sad to see Democrats sticking up for Israel haters

President Donald Trump on Sunday night doubled down on tweets telling a group of Democrat congresswomen that they should "go back" to the countries that they came from.

"So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, 'RACIST,'" Trump wrote.

"Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged. If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020!" he added.

The two tweets were a response to outrage over tweets Trump made earlier on Sunday in which he targeted a group of unnamed progressive congresswomen "who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe."

In the tweets, Trump suggested the lawmakers "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."


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