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Monday, January 06, 2020

'We'll do it for half:' George Lopez endorses bounty on Trump's head

Actor George Lopez responded to a call by mourners in Iran over the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani for an $80 million bounty on President Trump's head.

"We'll do it for half," Lopez said on social media.

The celebrity was responding to reports that a eulogist at Soleimani's funeral called for the U.S. president to be killed as payback for Soleimani's death.


Wasserman-Schultz claims Trump ordered Soleimani strike out of 'self interest'

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz repeated a familiar talking point coming from Democratic lawmakers in recent days, suggesting President Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian general this week to distract the American public from his impeachment.

"This action was taken more in President Trump's self-interest rather than our national interest," Wasserman-Schultz said Sunday on CNN. "We had damning developments in just the last day ... That is outrageous, and I think it has a lot to do with why the attack was carried out."

Wasserman-Schultz appeared to be referencing a report by the New York Times from over the weekend, showing the White House sought to conceal a series of e-mails between top Trump administration officials and the Office of Budget Management regarding frozen military aid to Ukraine at the center of impeachment.


Prospect of gun control in Virginia draws threats, promise of armed protest

RICHMOND — Gun rights advocates and militia members from around the country are urging thousands of armed protesters to descend on Virginia's capital later this month to stop newly empowered Democrats from passing gun-control bills.

What began as a handful of rural Virginia counties declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries” has jumped the state’s borders and become an Internet phenomenon. Far-right websites and commenters are declaring that Virginia is the place to take a stand against what they see as a national trend of weakening gun rights.

Unlike blue bastions such as California and New York, Virginia is a former Confederate state with strong rural traditions and lax gun laws. Guns represent the strongest, reddest line against the demographic changes that have seen Old Dominion voters usher in a new era of Democratic leadership in recent elections.


Don’t abbreviate 2020 on checks and forms — it’s for your own good

2020 is finally here, and it’s coming with its own set of challenges.

Not only do we have to break the habit of writing 2019, when we really mean 2020, but the dawn of a new decade also creates a unique opportunity for scammers, says Ira Rheingold, executive director for the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

How exactly, you ask?

When the year 2020 is abbreviated on official forms and documents, those looking to exploit unsuspecting people can easily manipulate those numbers and leave people potentially vulnerable to fraud.

For example, a document dated 1/4/20 can easily be changed to 1/4/2021 by adding two numbers at the end.


As VP, Joe Biden Assisted Terrorist Soleimani, Warned Against Killing Bin Laden

As vice president, Joe Biden made foreign political decisions that helped terrorist leader Quasem Soleimani form an Iranian-friendly government in Iraq. Biden also warned President Barack Obama against raiding, and inevitably killing, Osama bin Laden in 2011. The record shows that Biden made foreign policy decisions that cut in favor of international terrorists.

According to a 2013 New Yorker profile, Biden played a pivotal role in pushing the United States out of Iraq and handing over power to Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. According to the profile, Biden called the pro-American Iraqi politician Ayad Allawi to ask he stop trying to form a government. This left space for Soleimani to ensure an Iranian-backed politician took control of the Iraqi government.

After the U.S. military killed Soleimani, Biden released a statement claiming Soleimani’s death was a “hugely escalatory move in an already dangerous region.”


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Will the mental illness excuse for anti-Semitic violence ever stop?

Immediately following the vicious machete attack at a Hanukkah party at a rabbi’s Monsey, New York, home, the suspect’s attorney, Michael Sussman, pointed to his alleged “long history” of “mental illness and hospitalizations,” depression, and psychosis.

Sussman claimed the attacker heard a “voice talking to him about a piece of property that he understood was in that house,” and the requisite “demons” he saw and “not terribly coherent … explanations” he provided prove this, as strategically interpreted by the lawyer.

The perpetrator’s family, in a statement provided by what many families posit in service of exculpatory rhetoric of mental illness, said, "We believe the actions of which he is accused, if committed by him, tragically reflect profound mental illness for which [he] has received episodic treatment before being released."


New Senate budget chair Guzzone forecasts a phase-in for school reforms, spending

All kinds of wild numbers are floating around about the cost of school reforms recommended by the Kirwan Commission on education and how to pay for them.

The new chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, Howard County’s Guy Guzzone, sees a way forward by phasing in the recommendations without tax hikes – at least for the moment. [The legislature presiding officers told the Washington Post’s Erin Cox that no hikes were planned in the state income, sales or property tax.]

“If you’re going to spend all this money, you want to see results,” Guzzone said in an interview [in December]. “What I believe by now at this point is that we have the resources right now to get this going. We have the resources to see improvements along the way.”

“And we’re going to keep checking. And every time we check and realize that we’re succeeding and we’re reaching the next level of success, we can say, OK, let’s figure out how to fund that next level. I think that’s the right way to think about it.”


State Police Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting-Milford

Milford- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred last evening in the limits of Milford.

The incident occurred on January 5, 2020 at approximately 6:20 p.m., when Milford Police Officers were dispatched to Linstone Lane, Silver Lake Estates Apartments, Milford, for a report of a domestic incident involving weapons. As Milford Police Officers arrived at the apartment, the male suspect came out of the apartment and into the hallway, advancing at Police Officers while brandishing a large knife. Both Police Officers reacted to the threat by shooting the suspect with their departmental issued handguns.

The suspect became incapacitated and the officers immediately issued first aid to the suspect, a 27-year-old male from Dover, DE. The suspect was transported to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus where he was pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The Police Officers did not sustain injury as a result of this incident and there were no other reports of injuries as a result of the domestic incident.

At the request of the Milford Police Department, the investigation into this incident is being conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit.

For the status of the Milford Police Officers, please contact the Milford Police Department at 302-422-8081.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at

Rally outside White House in support of Trump Administration Iran policy

As a result of Friday’s killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, several Iranian Americans gathered outside the White House Sunday afternoon to show support for the Trump administration’s Iran policy.

“We are happy that a demon man, a monster, is dead now,” said Shirin Nariman, president of the group the Iranian American Community of Virginia which organized the gathering in Lafayette Park.

“We think this is a major blowout to the Iranian regime and people in Iran are super happy because they see that maybe this regime is crumbling.”

Festive music was played, some people danced and others passed out sweets, mirroring how many in Iran are reacting to Soleimani’s death.


Mike Pompeo blames Obama for the escalating situation of Iran

Mike Pompeo said that the escalation in Iran that led to the killing of military leader Qasem Soleimani comes from Barack Obama 'appeasing' the country during his time as president.

The Secretary of State made the rounds on Sunday morning political news shows after President Dondald Trump ordered an attack on an Iraqi airport in Baghdad that killed top Iranian military general Soleimani on Friday.

While on CNN's State of the Nation, he said: 'Obama appeased Iran. It is important that they understand that America will no longer behave the way that it did during the Obama/Biden administration. We will no longer appease, we will no longer tolerate.


Transgender Clinics Are Ruining Young Lives

Gender clinics blithely guide 18-year-olds through the radical steps of gender transition, but abandon them later when they regret it.

After exploiting these troubled and vulnerable youths, the clinicians often want nothing more to do with them, and even deny the existence of regret among patients they assisted in transitioning.

These clinics need to be held accountable for ruining young lives. But don’t expect the liberal mainstream media, which practically celebrate transgenderism, to do so.


Maryland officially bans pet stores from selling dogs from puppy mills

A new law has taken full effect in Maryland that aims to ban pet stores in the state from selling dogs bred in so-called “puppy mills.”

H.B. 1662, also known as the No More Puppy- and Kitten-Mills Act of 2018, was enacted on Wednesday, almost two years after Gov. Larry Hogan (R) first signed the measure into law in April 2018.

“I was proud to push for and enact the No More Puppy- and Kitten-Mills Act of 2018, which bans retail stores from the sale of commercially-bred pets that all too often come from inhumane breeding mills,” Hogan wrote of the legislation in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“We will continue to advocate on behalf of animal welfare and encourage safe, humane pet adoption here in Maryland,” he continued.


Khan’s London: Islamic Centre of England Holds Mass Memorial for Slain Iran General

The Islamic Centre of England in Maida Vale, Kilburn, London, has held a mass memorial for slain Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general Qasem Soleimani.

Soleimani, who as leader of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had been held responsible for directing the activities of Iran’s proxy militias and other assets in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, and for fomenting the recent siege of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Consequently, he was eliminated by a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump, along with Kataib Hezbollah founder Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.

The Iranian, described as the “Osama bin Laden of the Shiite world” by Aaron Klein, was described as an “honourable Islamic commander” by Islamic Centre of England director Seyed Hashem Moosavi in an official message of condolence.


There Is Something Fundamentally Wrong With Democrats

It’s odd how the political left cheers America’s shortcomings and mourns its victories.

The United States killed the top terrorist on the planet Thursday, and Democrats were…upset. Perhaps “upset” is too vague, they were a combination of angry and scared.

They were angry that President Trump ordered an air strike on Qassem Soleimani, a man responsible for the deaths of more than 600 American soldiers and thousands more wounded. They tried to pretend they were glad he was dead, that he deserved to die, but their quick condemnation of the action that took him out exposed what they were really thinking. Any statement on the death of a terrorist leader containing the word “but” is not a good statement.


Durham Probes Early, Suspicious Contacts Between Obama State Dept And Papadopoulos

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) dropped some interesting tidbits regarding the ongoing investigation into the Obama-era intelligence community and its actions during the 2016 US election.

In an appearance with Maria Bartiromo on Fox's Sunday Morning Futures, Ratcliffe said "Now we come up with evidence that’s recently been reported that one of the folks that John Durham talked to was an embassy official who reached out to George Papadopoulos three months before Crossfire Hurricane was ever opened," adding "That’s a sign that John Durham is looking at the fact that this may include Obama administration officials beyond law enforcement, perhaps to include our intelligence community."

As the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross noted in September of 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewed US embassy official Terrence Dudley about his contacts during the 2016 election with Papadopoulos - several months before the FBI launched operation Crossfire Hurricane to officially investigate the Trump campaign.


‘Murder and strangulation’: Forensic pathologist claims Epstein autopsy photos show foul play

A forensic pathologist suggested that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide in a 60 Minutes expose.

In its Sunday episode, 60 Minutes reviewed hundreds of photos during the investigation into Epstein's death, and medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden confirmed that none of the new photos released include a picture of Epstein's body in the cell.

"Is there a photograph of when he was found dead in the cell?" asked Alfonsi.

"No, there's no photograph taken of Mr. Epstein in the cell," responded Baden.

The forensic images released show pill bottles, a mattress, and bedsheets fashioned into a noose in the sparse cell where Epstein, who was 66, died of an apparent suicide in August.


'Duty as a citizen': Bruce Ohr concealed efforts to spread Steele dossier

Bruce Ohr, the highest-ranking Obama Justice Department official to involve himself in distributing the anti-Trump dossier, carried out his freelancing through numerous meetings, phone calls and emails as a link between the FBI and Hillary Clinton forces.

He told a colleague that the Russia election scandal reached the top — Donald Trump. It was his “duty as a citizen” to spread the unverified allegations around town, he said.

During all of Mr. Ohr’s maneuverings, from the summer of 2016 to Mr. Trump’s election to the fall of 2017, he hid the operation from his bosses.

Mr. Horowitz’s 434-page report on FBI abuse of wiretap laws to target Trump campaign associate Carter Page includes scores of pages on Mr. Ohr and his one-man Washington operation. The inspector general concluded that Mr. Ohr had committed “consequential errors in judgment” and “lapses in judgment.”


Bloomberg-backed group accused of planting anti-Trump lawyers in state offices

An organization financed by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is secretly underwriting an effort to plant left-leaning lawyers in state offices around the country, Republican attorneys general say.

"Bloomberg Philanthropies financed a group that is planting private attorneys into state attorneys general offices for the explicit purpose of pushing back against Trump’s regulatory rollbacks," the Daily Caller reported over the weekend.

According to the publication, New York University’s State Energy and Environmental Impact Center, which Bloomberg’s philanthropy supported the center with a $6 million grant, is working to "identify and hire NYU Law Fellows who serve as special assistant attorneys general in state attorney general offices, focusing on clean energy, climate and environmental matters."


Petraeus: Eliminating Soleimani More Significant than Killing Bin Laden or Al-Baghdadi

Former General David Petraeus described President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad as the most significant action against terrorism in the Middle East.

“It is impossible to overstate the importance of this particular action. It is more significant than the killing of Osama bin Laden or even the death of [Islamic State leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi,” he said in an interview with Foreign Policy magazine.

Petraeus said President Trump had effectively reestablished the idea any Iranian attack against American targets would be met with considerable force.

“This is the most formidable adversary that we have faced for decades,” he said, noting that Soleimani had previously enjoyed considerable power and freedom to act boldly in the region. “This is a very significant effort to reestablish deterrence, which obviously had not been shored up by the relatively insignificant responses up until now.”

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[Retired Gen. David Petraeus was commander of the U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and a former CIA director. ]

Terrorists Attack Military Base in Kenya Hosting U.S. Soldiers

Al-Shabab, a Somali terror group linked to al-Qaeda, attacked a military base Sunday morning in Kenya that houses some American military personnel, U.S. and Kenyan military said.

Al-Shabab is a Sunni Muslim group and is not linked to Shiite Iran. Last week, a U.S. airstrike killed Iran’s top military commander and Iran vowed retaliation.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., Kenya Defense Forces said terrorists attempted to breach security at the Manda Bay Airfield, which is near the border with Somalia. “The attempted breach was successfully repulsed. Four terrorists bodies have so far been found,” the Kenyan military posted on Twitter.

U.S. Africa Command said the airfield has been “cleared and still in the process of being full secured.” There was damage to the infrastructure and equipment, and a check of personnel is underway.

“U.S. Africa Command acknowledges there was an attack at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya and is monitoring the situation,” U.S Army Maj. Gen. William Gayler said in a statement. “Al-Shabab resorts to lies, coercion, and the exertion of force to bolster their reputation to create false headlines … It is important to counter al-Shabab where they stand to prevent the spread of this cancer.”


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Pelosi to Introduce Resolution Implying Pre-emptive Surrender to Iran

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote a letter to her Democrat colleagues in the House on Sunday to reveal a new “War Powers Resolution” that amounts to a pre-emptive surrender to Iran in ongoing hostilities.

Pelosi’s letter begins with the declaration that President Donald Trump’s airstrike last week targeting Iranian General Qasem Suleimani, leader of the terrorist Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC) Quds Force, responsible for the murders of hundreds of Americans and for recent attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, was “provocative and disproportionate,” terms suggesting the attack was illegal under international law and could constitute a war crime.

Harvard Law School professor emeritus (and Democrat) Alan Dershowitz argued in Monday’s Wall Street Journal that the strike was not only lawful, but an “easy call”: “The president has the constitutional authority to take military actions, short of declaring war, that he and his advisers deem necessary to protect American citizens. This authority is extremely broad, especially when the actions must, by their nature, be kept secret from the intended target.”


Calif. Democrat Party pays nearly $3M in settlements to former chairman’s sexual assault accusers

In a Friday statement, California’s Democrat Party announced it has reached settlements with the five staff members and activists who sued Eric Bauman last year. The former chairman was facing allegations of discrimination, assault and unwanted sexual advances.

In one case, Bauman’s former assistant received $1.75 million after he alleged the former chairman forced him to perform sexual acts several times without his consent.

The other two lawsuits against Bauman, which settled for nearly $1.8 million combined, claimed Bauman regularly groped, verbally harassed and racially discriminated the plaintiffs.

The lawsuits also said these actions were able to continue within the party because its top leadership looked the other way. Plaintiffs said they failed to confront Bauman when the claims were brought to their attention.

However, the California Democrat Party has failed to acknowledge they committed any wrongdoing.


Iraq's parliament votes to expel ALL 5,000 US troops after Qassem Soleimani killing

Iraq's parliament has voted in favour of a resolution to remove foreign troops from the country, in response to the US drone attack that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

It came as sectarian violence broke out across the country in response to the assassination of Major-General Soleimani in a US drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport on Friday.

Around 5,000 US soldiers are currently stationed in Iraq, to aid the fight against ISIS.

But today, lawmakers approved a resolution asking the government to end a security agreement between Iraq and the US and expel American forces.


Lindsey Graham: Kaepernick 'Racist, Loser'

'Social justice' activist Colin Kaepernick is a "racist" and a "loser on and off the field," according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., responding to Kaepernick's latest tweets in response to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani by the United States military.

"He has no idea what the Iranian regime has done to the region. He has no idea they have 600 American deaths as a result of IEDs made in Iran, used in Iraq."

Graham's takedown was on the heels of Kaepernick's latest protest, as he tweeted:

"There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism."


Director Terry Gilliam: I’m Tired of White Men Being Blamed for Everything Wrong with the World

In an interview that breaks every rule of the Hollywood PR handbook, iconoclastic filmmaker Terry Gilliam said that white men are unfairly blamed for everything that is wrong in the world and that the #MeToo movement has become a witch hunt as well as an excuse for some women to avoid taking responsibility for poor decisions.

Gilliam, who is a Monty Python veteran and has directed such visionary movies as Brazil and 12 Monkeys, gave an incendiary interview to the British newspaper the Independent in which he refused to kneel at the altar of political correctness and woke identity politics.

At one point, he jokingly referred to himself as a “black lesbian in transition.”


Donald Trump tweets that he'll 'strike back' in a 'disproportionate manner' if Iran hits any US targets after Tehran put an $80m bounty on his head, threatened the White House and tore up nuclear deal

Donald Trump has warned that the U.S. will 'strike back' harder at Iran if it retaliates against over the killing of military leader Qasem Soleimani.

'These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner,' Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon.

'Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!' he continued.

The president remained largely silent on Twitter for most of the day as he golfed during his last winter vacation day in West Palm Beach.



Barack Obama has his fingerprints all over the sabotage of the Trump Administration and ultimately the future of the United States.

From the allegations of the wiretapping of Trump’s phones during the 2016 campaign, to the ongoing details of the Barr-Durham investigation, Barack Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just keep the hits coming. Lo and behold, the point-man behind the siege on the American Embassy in Iraq, Hadi al Amiri, was hosted in the Oval Office by President Obama in 2011.

According to the Daily Mail, “Amiri is head of the Badr Corps, an Iranian vassal, which despite fighting alongside the US against ISIS in 2014 and 2015, has received funding and arms form Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard.” President Trump stirred a hornet’s nest after he ordered USAF jets to decimate Kataeb Hezbollah bases and 25 were killed. And now the smoke is clearing on the propagandized hit job on the American Embassy in Iraq. The sniveling cowards in the media wanted another Benghazi and what they got was a real-time response from the Commander-in-Chief.


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